Approximate Date of Posting: April 21, 2017
Position: Resident Librarian
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–Main Campus-Paley Library
Company/Organization Temple University
Time Frame: 2 years
Source: Residency Interest Group
The Temple University Libraries Residency, open to recent graduates (last 1-5 years) of ALA-accredited master’s degree programs, offers professional experience and the opportunity to be mentored in a technology-rich, academic research library. The residency program supports the Libraries’ commitment to build a diverse staff, and is a member of the ACRL’s Diversity Alliance. The two-year residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Residents as well as the service and operational priorities of the Libraries. In the first year, the Residents will work in multiple functional areas, reporting up through the department head. With over 20 possible units to select from, areas of focus will be determined mutually by the Residents’ interests and the needs of the Libraries. In the second year, the Residents will be expected to plan and execute a major project. Residents will provide service and gain valuable experience in multiple facets of academic librarianship through this process. The Residents will serve on library committees. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, awarded no later than August, 2017.
Required Skills and Abilities:
*Strong interest in the pursuit of a career in academic librarianship.
*General knowledge of print and electronic information resources.
*Ability to work successfully in a collegial team environment.
*Ability to adapt to varying work and management styles is highly desired; this program is designed around an employee working in several departments within the library.
*Interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication.
*Interest in professional development, research and scholarship.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Knowledge of current trends in academic libraries
*MLS received within the last five years.
*Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity.
*Enthusiasm for learning new technologies.
*Experience in using data to drive decisions in reference, outreach and instruction practice.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science, awarded no later than August, 2017
Open to recent graduates (last 1-5 years) of ALA-accredited master’s degree programs