Working Title: Program Officer for Federal Documents and Collections, HathiTrust

Department: HathiTrust

Title/University Classification: Associate/Senior Associate Librarian or or Academic And/Or Research Program Officer Intermediate/Associate

Hours/Week: 40

Posting ends: September 30, 2015

Three-year term position

The full posting, including application instructions, can be found at Program Officer for Federal Documents and Collections, HathiTrust


How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.  


Job Summary


HathiTrust Digital Library has an opportunity for a collaborative, creative, and service-focused individual to expand and enhance access to US Federal Documents and other significant collections. HathiTrust is a growing partnership of research and academic libraries that are working together to ensure permanent access to the record of human knowledge. Founded in 2008, HathiTrust includes more than 110 members worldwide, who together support a certified trusted digital repository holding 13.7 million digitized volumes, including 6.8 million unique titles and 640,000 US federal documents. The HathiTrust Research Center, based at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University, develops and offers services supporting advanced computational research using the HathiTrust collections. The US Federal Documents Initiative is one of several that HathiTrust members have endorsed as a key strategic program. This is an ideal position for a candidate who wants to participate in the transformation of research libraries and have a lasting impact on the stewardship of and access to US federal documents.  For more information about the program, visit:


The Program Officer for Federal Documents and Collections (PO) has primary responsibility for planning, organizing, and executing the HathiTrust US Federal Documents Initiative. The PO will oversee the expansion of the federal documents collection and services that support their discovery, access, and preservation.  The PO will work closely with the HathiTrust membership, federal agencies, vendors, and depository libraries, and the wider library community to develop and promote the Initiative.  Key activities will include analysis of the Federal Documents Registry and existing HathiTrust collections, the identification of source collections for digitization and recruitment of participating libraries, and development of new access services for federal documents in the HathiTrust collection.


Note: This is a three-year position at the University of Michigan that will report to the Executive Director.  The Program Officer is an employee of the University of Michigan, and operates within the rules and policies of the University of Michigan. Relocation to Ann Arbor, MI is desirable but not required.



Job Responsibilities


Required Qualifications


Desired Qualifications


Additional Information

Benefits, rank, salary


Appointment is anticipated as an academic and/or research program officer, or an associate or senior associate librarian. Salary and rank are dependent on the candidate's qualifications and experience. Librarian appointments carry with them increased expectations regarding professional development, professional engagement, research, and service, in keeping with the library's process for librarian promotion and advancement.


The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.


This position receives 24 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.



Application Deadline

Review of applications will be begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

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