Friday, February 19, 2010

University of Notre Dame Libraries Librarian-in-Residence Program

The Hesburgh Libraries and Kresge Law Library of Notre Dame seek applicants who will contribute effectively to the diversity of the profession and the University. Applicants from racial and ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. The Librarian-in-Residence program offers recent library school graduates the opportunity to experience various aspects of academic librarianship. Those working in other types of libraries but now considering a move to academic librarianship may also apply. In the first year of the two-year program, the successful candidate will gain experience within at least two areas, including legal research and application of computer technology to library programs and services. The second year will be predicated on the needs of the Libraries as well as interests of the Librarian-in-Residence. Candidates who demonstrate flexibility in professional interests and could advance the Libraries' strategic goals are highly desired. (See these strategic goals at: The Libraries particularly welcome those with an interest in the areas of: e-resources, music librarianship, or engineering libraries. Opportunities will be afforded for the resident to make contributions to the profession through conference participation, scholarship, committee assignments, and specialized training. The libraries have one opening for a two-year post-graduate appointment beginning 1 July 2010. The appointee will report administratively to Laura Bayard, Librarian.

Environment: The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching and research university located in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago. Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad range of studies. The Hesburgh Libraries hold about 3 million volumes and provide access to more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 140 staff and 55 librarians. The Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), INCOLSA, the Michiana Academic Library Consortium (MALC), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), and the North East Research Libraries (NERL). The Kresge Law Library supports a national law school that serves approximately 580 students and 35 full-time faculty. The experienced staff of 27 includes nine professionals. For additional information about the Kresge Law Library, see

Qualifications: Recent degree from an ALA-accredited library program or its equivalent. Evidence of critical thinking and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Compensation: The Librarian-in-Residence will be appointed as visiting faculty at the rank of assistant librarian with a minimum salary of $40,000. A benefits package including paid holidays and 20 vacation days will be offered.

Application Procedures
: Interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, the names of three references, and a letter of application that includes statements about 1) expectations of benefit from the program, 2) value of diversity in libraries, 3) specific academic library areas of interest, and 4) where this ad was seen. Electronic submission of application documents is strongly encouraged. Please send application materials to:

Laura Bayard at
Chair, Diversity Committee

Applications will be considered beginning 17 March 2010 and will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Notre Dame is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Diversity Resident Librarian - The University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

The University Libraries have established a two-year Post MLS Diversity Residency program to further increase the diversity of our professional staff while fostering the growth and development of a new librarian. The purpose of the Residency is to attract a recent graduate to the challenging and rewarding career of academic librarianship. The University Libraries has a Diversity Committee and also participates in the University?s diversity initiatives:

Residents will provide service and gain valuable experience in multiple facets of academic librarianship through this process by spending their first year in three different functional areas and their second year focused in one primary service area. The Resident will serve on library
committees as appropriate including the Diversity Committee and search committees as well as be assigned other activities such as liaison responsibilities. Professional development is a strong component of the Residency program, which includes conference attendance, interaction and
participation in the University Libraries Mentoring Program, and collaboration with UNCG?s Library and Information Studies Department.

The salary is $42,000 per year and is a two-year visiting faculty non-tenure track position available July 15, 2010. Review of applications will begin February 28, 2010 and will remain open until the candidate is selected. Standard benefits include state or optional (including
TIAA/CREF) retirement plans, state health plan, and 24 vacation days per year. Please see
for more details regarding benefits, responsibilities, qualifications, and the University environment.

Academic Librarian Diversity Internship @ Kent State

Kent State University Libraries is proud to offer the Academic Librarian Diversity Internship, a program designed to introduce students from underrepresented backgrounds to careers in academic Librarianship.

The Academic Librarian Diversity Internship is a 12 month appointment with pay to work 20 hours per week within University Libraries at the Kent Campus.

The position will afford the student intern a variety of introductory experiences of a large research library. Mentoring and other professional development experiences will be available.

For more information and application guidelines, visit:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups is Inviting Applications

From the website:

The University of Minnesota Libraries will host the 7th Biennial Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups from July 10 through 16, 2010 on the Twin Cities campus. The Institute brings together a cohort of high potential academic librarians from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups in the first three years of their professional career for a unique leadership development experience. The intense week-long Institute provides training in leadership skills, organizational behavior, and practical grant writing skills. In addition, Institute participants join an active community of 140 previous graduates that provides support as they continue their professional careers.

Institute faculty DeEtta Jones Young (DeEtta Jones and Associates) and Kathryn Deiss (Association of College and Research Libraries) are experienced organizational leaderships development consultants and trainers who have led the professional and personal development component of the Institute since it began in 1998. Lori-Anne Williams, a successful independent grant writing consultant and frequent instructor at the University of Minnesota and nationally, will present a two-day session on grant writing.

Participants pay a modest $750 fee that includes housing in a hotel adjacent to the campus, lunches, opening and concluding dinner, and a midweek reception. Participants are responsible for travel arrangements, approval from their home institutions for the time commitment to participate in the Institute, and other expenses such as meals other than those noted above and local transportation during the Institute.

Participants are selected through a competitive application process. More information about the Institute and the application process will be available at or potential applicants may contact Linda DeBeau-Melting, Associate University Libraries for Organization Development ( or Peggy Johnson, Association University Librarian for Access Services (

Monday, October 12, 2009

NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2010-2012 Accepting Applications

The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of M.L.S. or M.I.S. graduates who will receive the degree in November 2009 or later. The NCSU Libraries is particularly well known for its digital library programs, its technological advances, and its commitment to defining the future of librarianship. The NCSU Libraries offers Fellows the opportunity for rapid professional growth through assignment to an innovative project, combined with experience and mentoring in a department. Fellows are appointed to the rank of
librarian for a two-year term. Search by position number C-60-0916. Candidates for July 2010 placement are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2009: Interviews will be held in January/February.

See full vacancy announcement and further information at
Apply online at

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

Monday, October 5, 2009

NLM Accepting Applications for Associate Fellowship Program

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM's web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the
year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association's annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Spring Practicum at a health sciences library in the contiguous United States
  • Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($50,408 in 2009)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Some relocation funding
  • Assistance in finding housing

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2010. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Application deadline is February 5, 2010. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Contact Kathel Dunn for further information at 301-435-4083 or

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Eugene Garfield Residency in Science Librarianship

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries is seeking a dynamic, service oriented individual to join its Science Libraries team in this *two-year* entry level position. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Engineering and Physical Sciences Libraries, the Eugene Garfield Minority Residency will provide a new librarian the opportunity to develop as a Science & Technology Librarian at a premiere research institution in a supportive environment.

The Resident will be an integral member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Libraries team with a variety of substantive responsibilities and learning opportunities. This position will be actively engaged in user instruction initiatives, including the Engineering & Physical Sciences Libraries’ workshop series and the Engineering Technical Communication Program (TCP). The workshop series is geared primarily towards graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, providing them with exposure to the wide array of resources and services available to them at Penn. The TCP offers the opportunity to help Penn Engineering undergraduate students develop a structured and logical exposure to the organization of information resources in the field of engineering through a curriculum integrated program. The Resident is expected to participate in the planning, marketing, delivery and assessment of these programs.

Working closely with colleagues, this position will include collection development and liaison duties within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This will provide the Resident with the opportunity to interact and respond to the needs of a research and teaching community. It will also provide experience in resource allocation and management.

While based in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Libraries cluster, the Resident will be encouraged to explore collaborative projects with other departments in Penn Libraries. Potential departments to collaborate with include, but are not limited to, the Health Science
Libraries cluster, Information Technologies & Digital Development, Information Processing Center, and the Weigle Information Commons. Projects and assignments will be designed with the professional interests of the Resident and the needs of the Physical Science Libraries Cluster in mind.

In addition to colleagues within the Physical Sciences Libraries, the Resident will be encouraged to meet with an established mentor outside of the cluster. The program mentor will provide the Resident with the opportunity to gain perspective, guidance and support outside of their day to day activities.

The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League comprehensive research university in Philadelphia founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin and his circle. It comprises twelve schools, 3,800 faculty and an enrollment of 20,000 students, equally divided between undergraduate and graduate/professional school students.

The Penn Libraries include fifteen libraries and an off-site high density storage facility. System-wide scholarly resources number nearly 6 million books, 44,000 current serials (of which 16,000 are e-journals) and 700 databases. The library is a leader in the development of digital library services and collections and is aggressively experimenting with and adopting new technology in research and teaching, including courseware.

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Liaison and Collection Development duties for Engineering Departments as assigned. Manage the materials budgets for these departments. Make collection access decisions, including transfer of materials to off-site storage and participate in consortial resource-sharing and document delivery initiatives.
  • Provide specialized reference and research support to assigned departments as well as collaborate in the planning and development of services across the Engineering & Physical Sciences Libraries.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Libraries in the planning, promotion implementation and assessment of the user instruction program. This will include participation in the Engineering Technical Communication Program and the workshop series.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Libraries’ websites including designing tutorials and other resources for user instruction.
  • Investigate new technologies that may be used to effectively respond to changing information needs (e.g. e-science and data curation).
  • Participate in the Penn Libraries LiveChat Reference Service.
  • Pursue collaborative opportunities with other Library and University departments.
  • Participate in library, university and professional activities as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

  • Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited information and library science program or equivalent awarded between May of 2007 through August of 2009.
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • General knowledge of information literacy and instruction practices and a strong desire to participate in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Libraries’ instructional program.
  • Experience with relevant print and electronic reference sources.
  • Willingness to learn and a desire for professional growth.


  • Academic background in science or related experience in an academic science library.
  • Experience with course management software and web design software.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in scientific scholarly communication.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Includes a generous benefits package, additional information available at

To Apply - Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application that addresses the needs and qualifications of the position, along with their resume and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who can address the suitability of the candidate for the position described, as well as complete an on-line employment application at

Alternatively, you may search by reference number 090827165 at

Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled; however, applications submitted before September 15, 2009 will receive priority consideration.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.