Towson University, Albert S. Cook Library

Location: Towson, Maryland

Company/Organization  Towson University, Albert S. Cook Library

Schedule/Hours: Full-Time (assumed)

Time Frame:  2 years beginning Summer 2017

Compensation Unspecified

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The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an 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 June 2017. Demonstrated interest or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Strong interest in developing a career in academic librarianship; knowledge of issues and developments in academic libraries; excellent communication and presentation skills; strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues and patrons from diverse backgrounds; strong analytical skills and organization abilities; familiarity with current practices and technology in library instruction, technical services, and special collections; commitment to public service and to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff; knowledge and experience in new technologies and flexibility in a changing technological environment; proficiency in the use of electronic databases, research and reference materials; experience with automated library systems; demonstrated interest in scholarship and commitment to profession growth. Additional Master’s degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University desirable.

Responsibilities: 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.

In the second year, the Resident will work with the Residency Coordinator and department heads to identify a capstone project that is tailed to his or her professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with colleagues, to develop, complete, and report research at a professional conference or in a professional journal.

Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017. Position is open until filled. Submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, including experience or interest in diversity and inclusion initiatives and working in multicultural environments, a resume, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to: Diane Cascella Residency Librarian Search Albert S. Cook Library Towson University 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252 Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to

A Criminal Background Investigation if required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-N-3033.


Deadline: Preference given to applications received by March 27, 2017


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