Faculty Position Vacancy Announcement
Reference Librarian/Distance Education Coordinator (Tenure-track)

Ferris State University, a national leader in career-oriented,
technological, and professional education, is currently recruiting for the
position of Reference Librarian/Distance Education Coordinator.

Responsibilities:  Coordinates and promotes library services for students
and faculty at off-campus sites, including FSU-Grand Rapids and the
University's regional centers.  Will develop and provide instructional and
reference services on-site and online; occasional travel required.  Liaison
to one or more academic departments and to UCEL (University Center for
Extended Learning); liaison services include outreach activities,
specialized instruction/information literacy, reference/research
assistance, and collection development in assigned subject areas.  Shares
reference service including some evenings and weekends; participates in
library assessment and appropriate university-wide and professional

Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science.
Knowledge of and interest in trends and techniques relevant to distance
education.  Familiarity in using electronic information systems, including
online catalogs and networked and web-based information resources.
Effective communication, presentation, interpersonal and organizational
skills; strong public service orientation; ability to work independently
and as part of a team; valid driver's license.
Preferred: Reference or instruction experience; work experience in an
academic library; experience in web content development; familiarity with
presentation software; additional graduate degree.

Salary and Benefits: $32,000-38,000 for a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty
appointment with rank, plus an excellent benefits package valued at
approximately 36% of base salary.  Comprehensive benefits are provided
(after applicable eligibility and accrual periods) including 20 days
vacation, two days personal leave, paid holidays, insurance (health,
dental, vision, life, disability), medical reimbursement account,
retirement system options, e.g., TIAA-CREF (with 12% university
contribution), tuition waiver, moving expenses, and generous support for
professional activities.

Serving close to 10,000 students, Ferris State University offers 120
academic programs in a diversity of disciplines, with graduate and
professional programs in optometry, pharmacy, criminal justice
administration, information systems management, and education.  FLITE
(Ferris Library for Information, Technology, and Education), our new,
highly electronic, technologically advanced library facility, opened in
March.  At 173,000 sq. ft. FLITE is three times the size of the former
library building and features a variety of public work and study spaces, a
total seating capacity of 1,300, and computer connectivity for more than
1,000 users.  The library recently migrated to the Innovative Interfaces
Millennium system.

Ferris's main campus is located in Big Rapids, Michigan, a city of 12,000
located on the picturesque Muskegon River, 55 miles north of Grand Rapids
and within 220 miles of Detroit and Chicago.  Nestled in the middle of
western Michigan's vacation heartland, this former logging community offers
a variety of recreational opportunities, including canoeing, tubing, and
fishing on the Muskegon; biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing on the
White Pine trail; camping in four county parks; and boating, swimming, and
fishing on many of the 101 lakes in Mecosta County.  Some of the Midwest's
best ski resorts are to the north; immediately to the west is the Manistee
National Forest and Lake Michigan (60 miles from campus).  For more
information on Ferris, visit our Web site at

Application: Apply with letter addressing your qualifications as related to
the position responsibilities; resume; and the names, addresses (including
e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references from supervisors or
colleagues solicited especially for this position.  Transcripts and three
letters of reference will be required for candidates invited to interview
for the position.  First consideration will be given to applications
received by July 16, 2001.  Please send materials to:  Distance Education
Coordinator Search Committee, Attn: Joan Boroff, Administrative Services,
FLITE 410, 1010 Campus Drive, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI