Resident Librarian- University of Delaware- 2 years

Approximate Date of Posting: April 21, 2017

Position: Pauline A. Young Resident, Reference and Instructional Services Department

The Pauline A. Young Residency program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the strategic priorities of the Library.  First established in 1984, the program has substantial success designing unique learning opportunities for early career librarians, including mentoring, in-depth orientation across the organization, participation in national and regional conferences, committee service, and development of capstone portfolio / projects. We are excited to be a member of the newly established ACRL Diversity Alliance to network with residency programs at other academic libraries

Location: Newark, DE

Company/Organization  University of Delaware

Schedule/Hours: Full-Time

Time Frame:  2017-2019

Compensation Commensurate with experience



The University of Delaware Library seeks an energetic, student-oriented, early-career librarian to participate in a 2-year, post-master’s residency focused on reference and instruction. Reporting to the Assistant Head of Instructional Services and as a member of the Reference and Instructional Services team, the 2017-2019 resident will support initiatives designed to engage students with the library and to increase student success through the acquisition of information literacy skills. Major responsibilities include:

  • Establish learning goals related to teaching, move through a structured program of classroom observation, reflection, and discussion, and to provide leadership in instruction-related projects and discussion groups, resulting in a diverse portfolio of instructional activities.
  • Participate in the redesign of library instruction activities related to the First Year Experience program and expanding library partnerships with campus groups that support student success such as the Office of Academic Enrichment, the NUCLEUS program, and Engagement Centers.
  • Design and teach library instruction and information literacy sessions to a variety of students, particularly those enrolled in first year composition classes, including sessions dedicated to multimedia literacy projects.
  • Create, promote, and assess online learning objects related to information literacy concepts and skills including online tutorials, research guides, and lesson plans.
  • Participate in the effort to spread awareness of Open Educational Resources among faculty through presentations, consultations, and outreach activities.
  • Provide general research assistance in person and online, including some evening and weekend hours

Qualifications: Recent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program.  Experience providing public service and instruction in a library setting.  Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher education and information literacy best practices.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Commitment to fostering an inclusive educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.  Commitment to professional growth. Preferred: Familiarity with instructional design principles and assessment of learning.  Experience leveraging technological tools to improve student learning.  Educational background in education or social


Deadline: May 19, 2017


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