Research Library Fellows Program

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Created: January 7, 2013


Research Library Fellows Program 2013-2015

Emory University Libraries announces the Librarian Fellows Program for 2013. We invite applications from graduates with master’s degrees in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2012 and June 2013. Fellows will be appointed to two-year term positions with start dates that may occur between summer and early fall 2013.

Emory University is one of the top-twenty national universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” Additionally, Emory is thirteenth in the country for best values among private universities in the 2010 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems. Emory and its environment is a rich setting in which to launch your career.

Fellows in this program are able to develop expertise, leadership and project management skills in placements related to the libraries’ three strategic goal areas:
• Digital Innovations - in services, resources and scholarship;
• Special Collections - featuring services and resources for research and teaching in modern literature, African American history and culture, southern history and culture; and
• Customer-centered Library - creating distinctive research environments that integrate print and digital resources and enable connections among users, communities, resources, and tools.

The Fellows Program will be the first professional position for a new graduate. The framework for the Fellows experience includes dual tracks; that is, the Fellow will initially be a member of a primary work team and, during the first year, will also begin work on special projects and initiatives in areas outside of the primary area. A range of special projects and initiatives are underway and will provide the Fellows with opportunities to learn about and contribute to new developments in research library services. Primary work
assignments for this year are targeting two key areas: 1) GIS services the Electronic Data Center in the Services Division or 2) university archives in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL).

A fellow in the library’s Electronic Data Center will have the opportunity to develop expertise, leadership, and project management skills in developing projects and programs for enhancing GIS support and services to faculty and students. The fellow’s work will incorporate and integrate various stages of the data life cycle such as data creation, data dissemination, and long-term data management and preservation.

A fellow in University Archives will enable the program to continue its ongoing work of collections acquisitions, arrangement, and description, as well as its ability to provide high quality research services to patrons. Fellows in the University Archives will have the opportunity to assist the University Archives with its new web archiving initiative and newly started born digital archiving program (for University Archives collections). The University Archives also plans to enhance and develop its subject, research, and collection guides online, work which will be beneficial for instructional purposes, as well as general research use.

Qualifications: In addition to a master’s degree in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2012 and June 2013, we seek candidates who: demonstrate an understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; articulate special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in one of the primary work assignments; demonstrate evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; show commitment to professional growth; demonstrate entrepreneurial and risk taking aptitude; are adept in use of technologies; communicate effectively and have excellent interpersonal skills; and show potential for leadership. Applicants must be eligible to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period.

Salary and Benefits: $48,000 and comprehensive benefits package including 24 days vacation and ample sick leave benefit. See also Relocation allowance provided. Funding for professional development provided.

Application: Please send your application to Linda Nodine via email (
Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
1) Letter of application describing your interest in a primary work assignment;
2) Current resume; and
3) Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references including a current or previous supervisor.

Please enter “Research Library Fellow Program” in the subject line of the email. In your letter, please specify your interest in one of the primary work assignments and articulate your special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in the area. Candidates applying by January 31 will receive priority consideration. Interviews will begin during February/March and continue until the positions are successfully filled.

Institution and Library: Ranked as one of the Top 20 universities nationally by U.S. News & World Report in

2012, Emory University is recognized for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools, and is one of the South’s leading health care systems. Located in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills suburb, Emory’s beautiful, leafy main campus is home to approximately 7,400 undergraduates and 6,450 graduate students. As the third largest private employer in Atlanta, Emory University and Emory Healthcare have a combined workforce of approximately, 24,900. Generating more research funding than any other Georgia institution, Emory University and Emory Healthcare have a combined annual operating budget of $3.5 billion
and received $539.7 million in research funding in 2011.

Ranked among the top 25 academic research libraries in North America, Emory University Libraries in Atlanta and Oxford, Georgia are an intellectual commons for Emory University. Comprised of 9 libraries, the holdings include more than 3.4 million print and electronic volumes, 56,000-plus electronic journals, and internationally renowned special collections. Emory is well known in a number of collection areas including modern literature, African-American history and culture, U.S. Southern history and culture, and U.S. civil rights. Emory Libraries staff number approximately 170 and the overall library budget is approximately $28.5 million. The Emory Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) as well as regional associations including the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Georgia Library Learning Online (GALILEO), and the GETSM Consortium (a consortium of the University of Georgia, Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Mercer University).

The Emory Libraries include the Robert W. Woodruff Library, which is also home to the Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL) and the Goizueta Business Library, and the Woodruff Health Sciences Library. Other campus libraries, which serve the specialized and professional schools, include the Pitts Theology Library and the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library in addition to the Oxford College Library located on the Oxford Campus approximately 30 miles from Atlanta.

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages women and minority candidates.


Published: Monday, January 7, 2013 05:15 UTC

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