This is a periodic posting for a Special Projects Librarian position reporting to me (as AUL for Library Information Technology) at the University of Michigan.  It’s a two-year position with broad range of responsibilities--an excellent early career opportunity.  This brief description (below) is being posted in all of the typical places.  A fuller description is online at  (The description online still erroneously refers to responsibilities in Technical and Access Services.)  I’m glad to answer questions and would be grateful if folks would forward it to potential candidates.


John Price Wilkin
Executive Director, HathiTrust
Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology
University Library
818 Hatcher South
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205

Phone: 734.764.8016
Fax:    734.763.5080
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The University of Michigan, University Library seeks a Special Projects
Librarian to assist in the coordination of major digital initiatives
within the University Library.  The Special Projects Librarian will work
with the Associate University Librarian for Library Information
Technology (AUL for LIT), as well as with key staff, in the delivery and
management of digital library content and services, and will assist in
the research and development of new library technologies.  The Special
Projects Librarian will assist in conducting the work of the LIT
division. A significant component of this position includes coordination
of activities related to the HathiTrust initiative and the Google Books
digitization project.  A high degree of coordination with staff within
the Library is required. The Special Projects Librarian coordinates
tasks, performs outreach and communication (particularly to other
project staff), tracks the progress of projects, and performs a variety
of duties as assigned such as documentation.