DOCUMENTS LIBRARIANS (AND LIBRARIES) IN THE NEWS
Issue 97, MAY 2003

Sharon Bradley reports that the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is opening satellite programs in Oakland County and Grand Rapids. "Our Oakland satellite program has actually been operational since Sept. 2002. We're now getting the library established which should be functional, i.e., materials and staff in place, in June. I'll probably spend one day a week there through the summer and fall and then be "resident" in January." In case you want to send her a letter to the Rochester location, use the address Thomas Cooley Law School, Oakland University, 211 Varner Hall, Rochester, MI 48309. But her Lansing addresses will also work.

Sharon Bradley is also the instructor for the Wayne State Government Documents class taught here in Lansing. A lot of the students are actually from Grand Rapids because the library school is no longer offering classes there.

Laura Dickson has left the Michigan State University Libraries to take a position as a research Librarian (involved in legislative operations) at a corporate law firm in Washington D.C.

Paula Kaczmarek reports that past and anticipated cuts in state funding for the Detroit Public Library are threatening the continued existence of the Government Documents unit there, including the Regional Depository Library.

Shawn Nicholson, President-Elect of Godort of Michigan and Acting Head of the Government Documents Library at Michigan State, reports that the Government Documents unit is in the process of moving from the basement of the Main Library to the third floor, West Wing. The Michigan, Canadian, and International Government Documents Collections have already moved; the U.S. Documents Collection should be moved by June 13th. All the government documents unit staff are looking forward to having real windows!

Valerie Street has lost her job as Government Documents Technician at the Benton Harbor Public Library due to current budget problems. Although she only had the job for a short time, she will miss her supervisor Jill Rauh and working with documents. They have a way of making a lasting impression on those who work with them!

The Kalamazoo Public Library is advertising for a government documents librarian. This is a Librarian 1 position in our Adult Services department. Responsibilities include overseeing federal, state, and local documents collections, assisting patrons at the reference desk, and collection development. A MLS is required. Entry level salary is $40,075. The full job posting and a printable application is on our website. Go to http://www.kpl.gov, "about the library", then "job opportunities". Applications are encouraged by June 6. Source: Ann Rohrbaugh, Kalamazoo Public Library, AnnR@kpl.gov.

The Michigan State University Libraries are advertising for a Government Documents Librarian (Librarian I or II depending on qualifications) to be responsible for the U.S. Documents collection. A MLS is required. Starting salary : $40,000 minimum plus fringe benefits. Applications received prior to May 23, 2003 will receive priority consideration. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses of three references to Carole Armstrong, Libraries Human Resources, Michigan State University Libraries, 100 Library, East Lansing, MI 48824-1048. Please refer to LIB 255 when applying for this position.

Northern Michigan University is advertising for a Government Documents/Reference Librarian. For more information contact: Liz Oesleby, Head of Public Services, Olson Library, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855; Telephone: (906) 227-1061; e-mail: loesleby@nmu.edu.

Wayne State University is looking for an Urban Issues Librarian. One responsibility includes serving as the coordinator of the government documents collections (the Purdy/Kresge Library is a partial depository library within the Federal Depository Library Program and a United Nations Depository Library). For a complete position description, the posting may be viewed at: http://www.hr.wayne.edu/employment/POSTINGS/02030173.htm. For additional information about the position contact Paul Beavers, Director of Information Services, (313) 577-2360, aa6536@wayne.edu.

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