Approximate date of posting 10/25/2017
Updated July 12, 2018
Position: (3) Resident Librarians
Eligibility 3 vacancies for Recent graduate from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree program or a related master’s degree
Location: Tallhassee, Florida
Company/Organization Florida State University
Time Frame 2018-2021
Compensation: The starting salary for residents is $50,000/year with the rank of Assistant University Librarian. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Benefits afforded to Residents include professional development funding, mentoring, and the opportunity to work on cross-functional teams and faculty committees. Residents will also be provided with one or more coaches who will assist them as they navigate the program.
Description: The residency program strives to meet both the service and operational priorities of the FSU Libraries as well as the professional interests of the Residents, resulting in an exchange of thought to enhance program development, libraries’ practices, and agility in serving today’s diverse student and faculty populations. The program is designed for Residents to experience multiple facets of academic librarianship, as well as an in-depth assignment in a chosen area of emphasis. Residents will work together as well as with coaches and mentors to design a program that benefits both the Residents and the Libraries.
Early in the program, Residents will become familiar with the aspects of a large academic research library by working in a variety of focus areas, facilitating and completing agreed upon projects and assignments with established goals and objectives. Subsequently the Residents will select a specific focus area for an in-depth work experience and, during the final phase, will be given time to search for a full-time position. The program will culminate in a written report from each resident to the Dean of the Libraries regarding their accomplishments and future recommendations for FSU libraries.
Recent graduate from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree program or a related master’s degree
Demonstrated interest in professional development and service
Commitment to providing excellent customer service
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
Interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative
Excellent oral and written communication skills
POC: Susannah C. Miller, Administrative Services
Florida State University Libraries
Tallahassee, FL 323062047
Phone: (850) 6458404
Fax: (850) 6445016
How to Apply : The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.