Yesterday on the SLIS listserv, I discovered the following job posting:

Does being paid to spend the summer in Northern Michigan in your own cabin on beautiful Douglas Lake sound like a dream come true?  The University of Michigan Biological Station Library, located 265 miles north of Ann Arbor, is recruiting for the Summer Librarian position.  Working closely with the Science Library, this unique position serves as the librarian and on-site manager of the Library program for the Summer session (June 22Aug 20).  Duties include: reference and instruction, interlibrary loan, reserves maintenance, and general operations.  Compensation will include room and board at the Station during the Summer session, as well as a long weekend in mid-May.

Minimum qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent, or currently a student in an ALA-accredited program, with a strong interest in public service.  Previous public service experience in an undergraduate or science library is strongly preferred.  A science background is desired, but not required.

For more details, please see the official posting at  For more information about the UM Biological Station, see the Station website at

My thoughts: It sounds like a vacation for a bibliophile. I wouldn’t need a long weekend in May… *drool*