The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library
publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be
located administratively in a library, or report directly to a
library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position
must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or
curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works.
Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these
functions may be included if they include supervisory
responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these
April 7, 2017 Head of Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual Access
The Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual Access Unit Leader manages
scholarly publishing functions and intellectual access to the Law
Library collection. The librarian is a member of the Law Library
Management Team and participates in library management, strategic
planning, and library-wide staffing, workflow, and
The Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual Access Unit Leader:
Manages and supervises the Scholarly Publishing & Intellectual
Access Unit including:
supervising full-time staff and librarians;
recommending staffing levels (librarian, paraprofessional, and
student) and work schedules; hiring, training, evaluating and
supervising those who work in the Unit;
directing and coordinating the work of the Unit;
setting Unit policies and procedures and coordinating work with
other units and subunits;
keeping abreast of and utilizing current technologies and trends
that anticipate, meet or exceed the research needs of the Law
Library’s primary users;
incorporating traditional library technology and librarianship
skills and advancing the use of emerging technologies.
Establishes unit and inter-unit policies and procedures, ensures
unit effectiveness, resolves unit and inter-unit problems and
answers questions from other units relating to the specialized
functions of the Unit.
Manages and coordinates the work of:
Library Scholarly Publishing, including:
Administration of the library management system, Library
website, and University of Michigan Law School Scholarship
Scholarly publishing, digitization, and technology services
including working paper series administration, the Law School
Faculty Publications project and website, and public computing and
Journal Publications Center, including:
Advising student publication boards to publish the journals in
Serving as liaison to the journal printer,
Managing subscriptions to the journals.
In-house and outsourced cataloging and metadata creation,
Data loads of vendor cataloging and coverage data,
Serials management for complex legal continuations.
Participates in evening and weekend rotation at the Law Library
Participates in unit and Library-wide work, projects, and
problem-solving, including as a member of committees and work
groups, as assigned.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Supervision Received: General supervision is received from the
Supervision Exercised: Administrative and functional supervision
is exercised over two librarians, 4 paraprofessional staff, and
Salary: dependent on education and experience, $60,000 minimum,
plus benefits worth 28% of salary.
Available: Applications accepted until April 11, 2017.
A complete application requires the following documents:
Names and contact information for three professional references;
indicate professional relationship with each
A list of all post-secondary schools attended
Copies of transcripts for all post-secondary schools attended;
official transcripts are not required
To apply: Email to Search Committee, University of Michigan Law
Application documents 1-4 combined into one PDF document
Copies of all post-secondary transcripts combined into a second
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative
M.L.S./M.L.I.S. or M.I. degree from an A.L.A. accredited U.S.
school of information or library science
At least 3 years of experience as a librarian in a large
academic research or law library
At least 2 years of experience supervising full-time staff in an
Experience managing library management systems
Proven ability to work effectively with other decision
Strong problem solving and leadership skills
Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and
Ability to learn and understand complex Law Library practices
and procedures and to apply technology to them
Flexibility and creativity to be effective in a changing
Experience maintaining library websites.
Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra LMS
Experience with statistical reporting
Cataloging experience as a librarian
Experience working with complex serials