Approximate date of posting March 16, 2017
Eligibility: Graduate of an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in library and/or information science or early career information professional;
Position: Resident Librarian
Location: Blacksburg, Virgnia
Company/Organization Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Virginia Tech is a founding member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance (www.ala.org/acrl/issues/alliancefaq). We are committed to mentoring and establishing networks for early-career librarians. The overarching goal is to provide a broad range of experiences working in an academic environment with exposure to research and scholarship. Virginia Tech and the Diversity Alliance will help to build a foundation for successful career development opportunities as well as strongly support inclusion and diversity initiatives.
The Libraries Residency Program offers an entry-level librarian an intensive three-year exposure to the various aspects of professional work within an academic library and a broad-based opportunity to begin a career in academic librarianship. In supporting the Libraries’ and the University’s commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty, the Resident will, over a three-year period, experience a minimum of three areas of librarianship and develop a specialization in one area. Residents will work closely with library faculty to develop skills and an understanding of academic librarianship as a whole through the introduction to the different functional areas of the library. The Residency Program will be tailored to reflect the successful candidate’s personal interests and long-term career goals.
Schedule/Hours Full time
Time Frame 3 years
Compensation: $48,000 minimum, dependent on qualifications and experience
Description: In the first year, the Resident will serve in three or four functional areas, determined mutually by the Resident’s interests and the needs of the Libraries.
In the second year, the Resident will begin to specialize by contributing to one or two functional areas of choice, in consultation with the Library’s Resident Program Coordinator and directors in charge of the functional areas. The Resident will then begin to formulate the basis for a capstone project.
Residents with interest in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to apply. Strategic areas of focus for the Libraries include:
– Learning Division
– Special Collections
– Collections and Technical Services
– Scholarly Communication
– Data Management & Curation
– Library Data and Assessment
The Resident will also begin actively participating in Library committees, councils, and task forces. Residents will be expected to attend national and regional professional conferences related to their area of interest and specialization. The Resident will also participate in program related activities and communicate with peer cohorts.
In the optional third and final year, the Resident will continue to specialize and will complete a capstone project, preferably suitable for publication, which incorporates the expertise and perspectives gained during the residency.
How to Apply Applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, names of three (3) references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin 4/9 and continue until the position is filled.