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: http://www.nd.edu/~adminoff/strategic/StratPlan04.pdf) 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 http://www.library.nd.edu/ 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 http://law.nd.edu/library-and-technology
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.