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Cornell Law Library Diversity Fellowship – Assistant Law Librarian

Position Description: Cornell Law Library is committed to diversity and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of librarians from underrepresented groups through the Law Library Diversity Fellowship. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent JD/MLS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic law libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow, under the close supervision of the Associate Director, the unique opportunity to work in a variety of functional areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program for each Fellow will be developed to balance individual goals and interests with the Cornell Law Library’s needs for new initiatives. In addition, the Fellow’s professional interests will be supported with conference travel funding, a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education,participation on library committees, and possible administrative assignments.

This is a fully funded two-year appointment. The position is available on August 1and the start date is negotiable. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

This position reports to the Associate Director for Administration and Access Services.

JD/MLS from ABA-and ALA-accredited institutions respectively. Graduation from either program should be within the last three years.

Knowledge of legal research strategies; strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment, which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research services.

Application: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience which would demonstrate success in engaging with diverse faculty and students. Applications will be reviewed as received and the posting will close on May 21, 2015. For more information, contact Thomas Mills, Associate Director for Collections & Faculty Services,at 607-255-5859, or

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Paid Library Internship, Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC

Internship Description

The Research Library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information science students. The Research Library offers a full array of desktop and customized library services to staff members at the Board and assists in data intensive and Internet dependent Board research.

The Research Library is looking for a summer intern to advance several projects that will allow the Library to improve services to the Board community.

The intern will work with librarians on such projects as:

§ Mobile Research Library – evaluate the library’s mobile website and suggest and implement improvements in presentation and marketing. The project will include getting assessments from current subscribers.

§ Library Communications – assist in the development of a communications plan for the library. The plan will outline activities relating to communicating the availability of library resources and services and general customer education.

§ Text analytics – assist in exploring the tools and the technological, contractual, and customer education aspects of text analytics for news.

The internship is located in Washington, D.C. and lasts ten to twelve weeks. Students enrolled in a Master’s degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in technology used to support library services. The projects require attention to detail, initiative, and good communication skills. Knowledge of economics, banking, finance, or business topics is desirable.


Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts to Please put Research Library Intern in the subject line of your email. Interviews are conducted by telephone and selections are based solely on academic records and references.

The Federal Reserve Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to foster a diverse work environment.

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Resident Librarian (Temple University)

The Temple University Libraries Residency, open to recent graduates of ALA-accredited master’s degree programs, offers professional experience in a technology-rich, academic research library to librarians who have a demonstrated commitment to diverse and historically underrepresented populations. The two-year residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident Librarian as well as the service and operational priorities of the Libraries. In the first year, the Resident Librarian will work in multiple functional areas, reporting up through the department head. Areas of focus, such as Reference and Instructional Services, Digital Library Initiatives, Special Collections, and Acquisitions and Collection Development will be determined mutually by the Resident Librarian’s interests and the needs of the Libraries. In the second year, the Resident Librarian will develop specialized expertise by focusing on one functional unit. The Resident Librarian plans and executes a major project during the second year; provides service and gains valuable experience in multiple facets of academic librarianship through this process. The Resident Librarian will serve on library committees as appropriate. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
•ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, awarded no later than August, 2015.

Required Skills and Abilities:
•Strong interest in the pursuit of a career in academic librarianship.
•Excellent customer service skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
•General knowledge of traditional and electronic information resources.
•Ability to work successfully in a collegial team environment.
•An interest in professional development, research and scholarship.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Knowledge of current issues in academic libraries
•Must be authorized to work in the United States for the full duration of the program.

•Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity and to serving underrepresented populations.
•Evidence of interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication.
•Enthusiasm for learning new technologies.
•An ability to adapt to varying work styles; this program is designed around an employee working in several departments within the library.
•MLS received within the last two years.

Please visit our website at, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Careers @ Temple. Please reference TU-19074. AA, EOE, m/f/d/v.

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Multiple positions in Alexandria, VA Library system

The Alexandria Library system has several professional and paraprofessional, part and full time positions available in various branches. Currently enrolled students may want to consider the aide or assistant positions, as the university offers a special tuition rate for employees of local public libraries. Openings include:

Librarian I — Beatley Central Library (Full-Time)
Youth Services Manager, Librarian II — Duncan Branch Library (Full-Time)
Library Assistant I — Barrett Branch Library (Full-Time)
Library Aide — Duncan Branch Library (Part-Time, Temporary)
Library Aide — Burke Branch Library (Part-Time, Temporary)

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Paid Library Summer Internship at AARP

PRI-Library Intern II

AARP Washington, DC

The intern will support the AARP Library staff in a variety of research tasks, including monitoring the Library’s internal communication channels, answering selected research information requests, library administration, assisting with library marketing strategy and events, assisting with special projects, such as collection management, assisting in the planning and presentation of library orientations and other duties as assigned.

The internship is located in Washington, D.C. and lasts ten weeks. Students enrolled in a Master’s degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution are encouraged to apply.

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Full Time Library Specialist in Alexandria, VA. Deadline is May 6, 2015.

The Alexandria Campus Library at Northern Virginia Community College is accepting applications for a full-time reference specialist. This is an excellent way to acquire library experience while still in library school.

The posting for this position can be found:

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