Residency Program Librarian (2 openings)

Iowa City
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Created: January 28, 2013


The UI Libraries is excited to announce two entry-level Librarian Residency opportunities. The purpose of the University of Iowa Libraries' Residency Program is to interest entry-level librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups in professional learning and service at the University of Iowa Libraries and, ultimately, in a career in academic librarianship. Residency positions come with two-year appointments and include benefits coverage plus funding to support professional development activities. Residents are also provided with a generous allowance for moving expenses.

Residency appointments are available in one of four specialties: Archives; Health Sciences Librarianship; Scholarly Communication/Collections, and Undergraduate Services. Final candidates will go through an interview process. Start date of June 1, 2013.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library and Information Science on or by May 31, 2013
  • General knowledge of physical and digital information resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution
Additional qualifications for specialties:

The Archivist position encompasses a full range of professional activity in two archival settings, the University Archives and the Iowa Women’s Archives. The position involves working under the supervision of the Head, Special Collections & University Archives. Responsibilities include processing collections, participating in acquisitions and outreach activities, coordinating digitization efforts, assisting with user services tasks, and working with colleagues in other departments in the library and across campus on collaborative projects and events. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in archival studies, and familiarity with systems such as Archon.

The Clinical Education Librarian position involves working under the supervision of the Head, Health Sciences Education & Outreach, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences. The Hardin Library for the Health Science’s Education unit plans, promotes, and provides information services that support the needs of residents, faculty, researchers, staff and students in all the assigned liaison departments in five health sciences colleges and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Responsibilities for this position include develop and conduct tailored library education sessions for all assigned liaison departments, work with faculty to learn about needs of students with the goal of preparing sessions that are useful and can be integrated into the curriculum, assists patrons with research and information management tools and skills through individual and small group consultations, and investigate new technologies that would enhance access to the changing information needs of members of the health sciences campus. Desired qualifications: Familiarity with health sciences resources such as PubMed; demonstrated knowledge of or experience in instruction, reference, and outreach.

The Scholarly Communications/Collections position involves working under the supervision of the Associate University Librarian, Collections and Scholarly Communication. Responsibilities include usage analysis of digital and physical collections, fund management for one or more collections areas, assistance with Open Access Week events planning, electronic resource licensing, and electronic resource management. Desired qualifications: Familiarity with issues related to open access and scholarly communication; interest in collections analysis, especially in terms of usage of e-resources; coursework in collection management.

The Undergraduate Services position involves working under the supervision of the Head, Research & Library Instruction. Responsibilities include working at a centralized information desk, including monitoring chat service, instruction to undergraduates, creating LibGuides, and collaborating on outreach activities with the Undergraduate Services Librarian and the Learning Commons Coordinator. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in instruction, reference, and outreach.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names/contact information of three professional references. Please specify your preferred area of interest in the cover letter (or first and second choices) along with a substantial paragraph describing your skill set for serving a clientele of diverse backgrounds. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number -- 62068.

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