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Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions). Deadline – April 17, 2017


Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions)

University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the University Library. Individuals hoping to help the library advance and with the interest in developing themselves as a professional and scholar are encouraged to apply.

Time period:  Start date August 16, 2017 through – August 15, 2019

We are recruiting to fill four, two-year positions with individuals who desire to build their skills and contribute to one of the following four areas of strategic importance and need to the institution: African American Studies Resident, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities Pedagogy, and Digital Preservation.

Information on the projected responsibilities of the four positions is available here:


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice – all of which support the University’s missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see:



·         ALA-accredited Masters of library and information science or an equivalent degree received in 2015-2017 with degree received by August 16, 2017.

·         All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment.

·         All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing as evidenced by their cover letter

·         Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency positions in which the candidate has an interest.


·         African American Studies Resident :

o   Additional advanced degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline, with a focus on African American Studies;

o   Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in digital publishing and scholarly communications;

o   Teaching experience or experience conducting training;

o   Familiarity with collection development in an academic library setting    

·         Data Analytics and Visualization Resident:

o   Coursework or experience in data visualization;

o   Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Splunk, R);

o   Familiarity with best practices in data visualization;

o   Coursework or experience in statistical analysis;

o   Familiarity with conducting training and teaching, and developing program materials;

o   Demonstrated ability to remain conversant with newly evolving technologies;

·         Digital Humanities Pedagogy Resident:

o   Knowledge of or demonstrated experience with research methods and tools in digital humanities, especially for text analysis or digital publishing;

o   Demonstrated experience or familiarity with teaching workshops or conducting other types of training events, especially for digital tools;

o   Demonstrated experience with instructional design or development of program materials;

o   Ability to remain conversant with newly evolving technologies;

·         Digital Preservation Resident:

o   training or professional experience in digital preservation and born-digital content processing and/or data curation;

o   knowledge of best and evolving practice for providing access to content stored in proprietary, obsolete, and threatened file formats;

o   ability to install and evaluate computer programs;

o   demonstrated interest in developing digital preservation procedures and policy;

o   strong project management and research skills

Position Available:  The expected start date for the four Visiting Resident Librarians is August 16, 2017

Salary and Rank:  The salary for all four positions is $50,000. A relocation allowance will be provided to offset documented expenses. Successful candidate will join the University Library as Visiting Assistant Professors.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus & Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: or

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of interest (detailing which position or positions you are interested in being considered for and details about your skills and experiences in that area),curriculum vitae, and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. Please see this web page for more information on each position (  Samples of relevant work or links to portfolios are also appreciated. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please contact Library Human Resources at 217-333-8169.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 17, 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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Two residency positions available at Harvard University. Deadline – May 5, 2017

Fellow for Immigration and Migration Studies

Fellow for Project Archivist Houghton

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Harvard University seeks to attract candidates, especially members of historically underrepresented ethnic groups, and those committed to increasing the pipeline of talented individuals and professional opportunities for those interested in careers in academic libraries.  Applicants must have up to three years of library experience with a preferred background in global studies, social science or archives.  The 2017-2018 residency in partnership with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and Harvard’s Administrative Fellowship Program (AFP) seeks applicants with a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited graduate degree and backgrounds in global studies, social science or archives.

        Fellows receive salaries and are placed in full-time work assignments in Harvard Libraries for the duration of the Program. 

  Seminars, lectures and case studies have been designed for the Fellows to enhance library management and administrative skills, self-assessment and career development.

  Evaluation of the applications will be based on professional achievement, interviews at Harvard, and suitability for the Fellowship.

  Participation in the Administrative Fellows portion of the Fellowship is monthly beginning September, 2017 through August, 2018.

  The Fellowship will commence on July 3, 2017 through June 30, 2019.

  Application deadlineMay 5, 2017.

Positions Available: (See attached)

·         Fellow for Immigration and Migration Studies

·         Visiting Project Archivist, Houghton Library

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Residency Librarian (Ithaca College). Deadline – April 15, 2017

Residency Librarian

Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY)

In support of Ithaca College’s commitment to inclusivity, the Ithaca College Library invites applications for a two-year residency program designed to increase the presence of historically underrepresented groups in the professional librarian ranks and introduce new and innovative perspectives to the Library. The residency provides an early-career librarian with a range of professional experience in a supportive environment for professional exploration and engagement. The residency is intended to recruit a recent library school graduate who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and obtain a meaningful work experience. Responsible for outreach to assigned academic departments and programs. Actively engages with departmental faculty and students. Develops an understanding of relevant curricular needs to provide specialized information/research assistance, subject-specific library instruction, and appropriate library collections and content. Provides general research assistance as scheduled.

A research project that is tailored to resident’s professional interests and to the needs of the library will be developed in consultation with the College Librarian during the second year of the residency. The resident may work independently or collaboratively with colleagues to develop, complete, and report on the project with a goal of publication or presentation at a professional conference.

Position/Job Responsibilities

1. Serve as the library liaison to English, Religion & Philosophy, and Writing departments, promoting Library services and resources that support and are aligned with disciplinary work in the departments. Establish and maintain communications to keep faculty apprised of new acquisitions, library procedures, and solicit opinions on resources to be considered for adding to the collection.

2. Teach core Information Literacy (IL) concepts and course-appropriate research skills in face-to-face sessions or targeted learning modules. Collaborate with instructors on presentations and activities linked to course requirements, assignments, and desired learning outcomes. Assess and evaluate IL initiatives, instruction, and learning outcomes.

3. Develop and demonstrate a multicultural awareness and contribute to cultivating an inclusive, diverse and respectful College community. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

4. Select and initiate the purchase of relevant materials in all formats (print, digital, multimedia) for the library collection in assigned subject areas, using appropriate reviews and selection tools. Monitor and track expenditures of funds budgeted for collection development in assigned disciplines and ensure the timely expenditure of these funds within the fiscal year. Review gift materials in assigned subject areas.

5. Create and maintain online research guides for assigned subject areas, related courses, and relevant topics in support of campus learning.

6. Provide specialized research assistance and general reference services, in person or online. Stay informed of new and changing resources, trends, and methods in instruction, reference, and research assistance.

7. Develop and implement research services policies and procedures informed by an assessment of data collected from engagement with library users. Enhance research services with the thoughtful and appropriate implementation of new technologies.

8. Develop and evaluate library policies and procedures, services, activities, and facilities in collaboration with library colleagues. Maintain familiarity with library policies and procedures and accurately communicate them to library users as necessary.

9. Participate in various library and College teams, groups, and committees, as well as in the activities of professional associations and/or community groups related to librarianship.

10. Assist with special projects as assigned.

Position/Job Qualifications

A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, preferably granted within the most recent 24 months of the hiring date; demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives; undergraduate or graduate coursework in the humanities is preferred, as well as interest or experience in the digital humanities and the analysis of the user experience/user needs. Knowledge of current developments in academic librarianship, including current practices and technology in library instruction; excellent presentation skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively work and interact respectfully within a diverse and inclusive environment; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently with patrons from diverse backgrounds; ability to deal positively, collegially, and proactively within a changing environment are required.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume, cover letter and list of three professional references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application materials by April 15, 2017.

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