Approximate date of posting December 23, 2018
Position: Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) Division Resident Librarian
Eligibility: Candidate must be a recent ALA-accredited M.L.S. graduate (graduated since January 2017)
Location: Washington, DC
Company/Organization American University Library,
American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term three academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship, with an emphasis on information literacy instruction and research support, and including opportunities to explore other areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at the professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities.
The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founding institutions that established the Diversity Alliance member universities. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarians into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship through their residency experience, and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library.
Time Frame fixed-term three academic year Position is available June 1, 2019 and ends July 31, 2022.
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Description: Responsibilities: Teach information literacy classes–especially in conjunction with the Writing Studies Program–and provide research and reference assistance services to a diverse user population at a busy research assistance desk and over the Web. Work with colleagues in the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) Division to support the faculty and information literacy needs of the Writing Studies Program, other academic departments as requested, and research support initiatives at the University Library. Learn and integrate new technologies into the instruction process, contribute to collection development and collection assessment as requested. Prepare LibGuides, online tutorials and other relevant reference tools and in support of the university community. Actively participate in faculty governance and service to the profession. Over the course of the academic year, some evening and weekend hours will be required.
The Resident Librarian will be a member of the Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL) Division and report to the AU Library Residency Program Coordinator.
How to Apply To apply, submit a letter of application, resume, and the contact information (name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number) of three references through Interfolio. https://apply.interfolio.com/59001
POC: Additional questions can be addressed to:
Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
Deadline: Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.