Temporary Resident Librarian

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Created: April 5, 2013


Are you a technology geek who also has people skills? Do you get truly excited about the Library profession? Do you have great ideas? How about the initiative and persistence to make those great ideas a reality? Can you lead a work team in a common direction? If you’ve answered yes to these questions consider applying! We’d like to talk with you.
We’ll provide a variety of experiences in a supportive setting. You’ll have opportunities to learn more about the basics and go beyond the traditional. We’ll be looking to you for fresh ideas and the energy to make them a reality here, or at least help us test them out and see what we all learn.
The Learning Commons (LC) Resident Librarian serves a two-year appointment. We encourage members of historically underrepresented groups (e.g. Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Latino, African American, persons with disabilities)to apply.

This is an entry level, temporary, 24 month, benefits eligible position.


MLS (ALA accredited) or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Job Specific Qualifications

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution

Evidence of strong interest and success with emerging information technologies

Demonstrated interest in developing a career in academic librarianship

Evidence of commitment to strong user centered customer service

Adaptability and tolerance for ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment

Evidence of exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively communicate with diverse staff and users

Reporting to the Head of the Learning Commons, the LC Resident Librarian provides core services including reference, instruction, and staff training. This Resident Librarian will also create and develop an innovative project in the Learning Commons, which will include project management, facilitation of a work team, advertising, and assessment.

Resident Librarians also contribute in one or more of the following areas:

Innovative and effective use of social media

Outreach, liaison, and advertising

Instructional design and assessment

Emerging technologies and service innovation

Assessment of services, spaces, user behavior and needs

Planning and development of LC programs and facilities

Other duties as assigned


Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 20:38 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:45 UTC