Approximate Date of Posting: Reposted February 28, 2018
Position: Library Fellow
Eligibility Recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded no more than 12 months before the date of appointment. e.g., for July 1, 2018 start date, degree should be awarded between July 2017 – June 2018).
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Company/Organization North Carolina State University
Time Frame: 2 years 2018-2020
Compensation $64,000 plus benefits package. Professional development stipend, up to $2,500 annually.
The NCSU Libraries is well known for its technological advances and commitment to defining the future of librarianship. We seek out candidates with interests and aptitudes in these areas and Fellows’ assignments reflect these areas of focus. Fellows perform as entry-level librarians half-time in a home department. The remaining time is devoted to an initiative of strategic importance in an area outside the home department.
The Libraries recognizes that self-determination is an important consideration. During the interview process, candidates learn more about the Libraries’ departments and initiatives. Candidates are then given the opportunity to indicate their preferences for department and project assignments. The Libraries makes assignments that consider those preferences.
How to Apply: Early! The vacancy announcement for the new Fellows class is posted to our website in the summer of the year prior to the anticipated start date for the new cohort of Fellows. So, that means you might be applying for the Fellows program anywhere from a few months to an entire year before you graduate.
We suggest you address your letter “Dear Members of the Nomination Committee.” The committee membership changes annually and will be posted on the website with the vacancy announcement upon selection.
Deadline: We do not set a deadline in advance for applications. We continue to accept applications until finalist candidates are selected, the timing of which can vary. We often do, however, include language in the vacancy announcement encouraging candidates to apply by a certain date. This is offered as a guideline only. If you see the vacancy announcement posted and the link to the online application system is still live, we are still accepting applications. Also note that on the online application system you will see a date in the box marked “Must Be Open Until.” THIS IS NOT A DEADLINE. We are required to post vacancies for a certain number of working days. This box only indicates that the job MUST remain open until a certain date. The vacancy announcement will remain open well after that date