Contact Us | Donate | Advertise Follow us on TwitterFollow us on facebookFollow us on LinkedIn

Research and Instruction Librarian I/II

The Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library welcomes qualified applicants to apply for the role of Research and Instruction Librarian. Join a vibrant, skilled and service-oriented library staff that serves the region's largest single-campus medical school and the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Shiffman Medical Library is located near midtown Detroit on Wayne State's vibrant medical campus, surrounded by partnering teaching hospitals and medical centers. This a full-time ­position reporting to the library director.  Shiffman Medical Library is part of the Wayne State University Library System.

Position Responsibilities

Research Support:

  • Conducts comprehensive literature and research data searches to support teaching and learning, research and scholarly activities, and some systematic reviews.
  • Consults on information retrieval strategies, research database selection, citation management and research organization tools, basic overviews of data management plan requirements, establishing research profiles, the use of altmetrics, and scholarly publishing selections.
  • Identifies, assesses, selects and recommends materials relevant to assigned subject areas and departments.
  • Participants on library and university committees that promote research and reference services. 


  • Creates and delivers library workshops, orientations, both online and in-person on the efficient use of research databases, finding and analyzing the literature, and an overview of data management plan requirements along with other librarians and research services throughout campus.
  •  Maintains an overview of eLearning technologies used to supplement library instruction.
  •  Collaborates on special library instruction projects with librarians and faculty members.
  •  Knowledge of bibliographic management software such as EndNote and Mendeley, as well as tools for summarizing and visualizing articles and research data.

Technology and Knowledge Management:

  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of the library's online presence by creating and maintaining specialized LibGuides, online learning objects, and social media posts to advance users' development of library research skills and independent learning.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trending technologies, digital tools, and systems that aid in the delivery of medical library services and faculty research activities.


  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree. 
  • Ability to operate independently and cooperatively in a fast-paced, dynamic workplace with diverse colleagues, campus and community users.
  • Strong grasp of the medical library profession and of urban medical schools who train future physicians in major metropolitan areas.
  • Eager to expand one's current professional knowledgebase.


Salary Information: The starting salary for a Librarian I is $59,500 and the starting salary for a Librarian II is $62,500.

Application Information

Use the following link, to apply for position requisition #1914 by May 31, 2024.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.



Recent Stories
Health Sciences Information Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor

Research and Instruction Librarian - Health and Human Sciences Liaison

Scholarly Communications Librarian