Public Services Librarian

Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

About Kettering: Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership, and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration, and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach, and an engaged community of stakeholders.

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; home purchase assistance program; recreation center membership; and many other benefits.

Job Specific Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Information or Library Science from a university program accredited by the American Library Association. Demonstrates expertise with information technology, including research databases, LibGuides, discovery systems, library information systems, institutional repository systems, and learning management systems. Ability to provide research assistance and instruction to faculty, staff and students on the use of library resources. Conduct information and digital literacy instruction and orientation to the library. Staff the Questions Desk, providing research assistance to library users. Experience in chat and email research services. Demonstrates expertise in a scientific and technical subject area. Serve as a Library Liaison to a specific School or College, facilitating collection building, library instruction and LibGuide development. Knowledge of collection development principles. Demonstrated experience utilizing strong human relations skills as well as analytical and conceptual skills. Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment where consultation, collaboration, and cooperation are essential. Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.

Understand and have a commitment to Kettering University Values
a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience designing and maintaining library websites. Expert HTML skills and demonstrated ability to create library web functionality.


Collaborate and serve as a member of the Discovery and Research Team by performing public services duties at the Questions Desk.
Instruct and assist library patrons in the use of electronic resources and the application of digital content in teaching, learning, and research. Serve as Library Liaison to a specific School or College, offering digital and information literacy instruction sessions, building LibGuides for classes and subject areas, and selecting resources.

Improves and maintains the library website, presenting library resources to Kettering students, faculty and staff. Works effectively and designs pages and services in a manner that is consistent with Kettering University web guidelines.

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