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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 http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ 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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Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation / Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017

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Library Residency for Diversity & Innovation

Position:

Early-career librarian for a two-year residency program to begin Summer 2017. The Towson University Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation program is designed to increase opportunities for participation by a broad range of individuals in academic librarianship through a supportive environment for professional exploration, and an opportunity for concentrated experience in an area of specialization.

Qualifications:

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted between December 2015 and May 2017. Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. In year one of this two-year residency, the Resident will have significant responsibilities and gain meaningful work experience within three library departments: Research, Reference and Instructional Services; Content Management – Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Serials; Archives, Special and Digital Collections. The Resident will also be involved in library and university committees, develop collegial relationships with faculty outside the library, and participate in professional organizations.

Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017.

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Diversity Resident Librarian – University of Wisconsin-Madison – Deadline March 31, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is now seeking candidates for its Diversity Librarian Residency Program established in 2013. The residency provides an opportunity for entry-level librarians from diverse backgrounds to begin their professional careers and develop skills and experience in academic librarianship. This program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident and the service and operational priorities of the Libraries, and to encourage the involvement of underrepresented populations in academic librarianship.
This is a three-year residency designed to encourage and promote professional growth and development of recent graduates. It provides a broad-based awareness of principles and practices in academic librarianship and an opportunity to develop an area of specialization. The first year will focus on providing a generalist academic librarian foundation with experiences and meetings in a variety of places on campus, with a home base in College Library, the library with primary service to undergraduates. The Resident will develop firm grounding in reference, instruction,and collection development while learning about the UW-Madison campus and its large library system. During the first year, the supervisor will work with the Resident on developing a personal professional development plan in an area of interest, leading toward a placement in a library or department that meets that interest for years two and three. For example, the placement in years two and three could be in a department such as special collections and archives, or a science library, such as Steenbock Library.
The GLS will also support professional development and service activities in the library, on campus, and in the wider academic library community, including conference attendance and opportunities to develop a presentation or publication based on the Resident’s UW-Madison activities and possibilities for
additional training in the areas of management and supervision.The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.
Required
• Master’s degree in library/information science (ALA accredited)
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Demonstrated interest in academic librarianship
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment
• Willingness to participate in library and university committees
• Knowledge of reference, instruction, and collection development
• Self-starter who is eager to contribute to the profession
Salary: $50,000 with an excellent benefits package
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
About UW Madison
UW-Madison Libraries have a proud record of accomplishment and service. The Libraries manage the 11th largest research collection in North America with exceptional access to print and digital materials from our libraries at UW-Madison and around the world. The many libraries on campus have a long-standing commitment to innovation, developing and offering new services needed to support 21st-century teaching, learning and research. New study and learning spaces have been created, and traditional spaces have been modernized. Libraries include collaborative digital media spaces and classrooms, active learning instructional areas, and inviting environments that are conducive to both group work and solitary study and research.
College Library is a heavily used, dynamic environment that supports both the academic and recreational interests of students and includes a café, innovative digital-media and active learning classroom spaces, a large computer lab and 24-hour service five nights a week during regular semester sessions
Application information
Applicant’s cover letter should address what interests them in academic librarianship and how they would take advantage of a three-year residency program. Please indicate the areas of academic librarianship you would like to pursue. Email resume and cover letter to library-hr@library.wisc.edu
Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2017.
UW Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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