Diversity Residency Librarian for Research & Learning: Salem Academy and College, Winston-Salem, NC

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Salem College Library seeks a recent MLS graduate interested in a career in academic librarianship for a three year Diversity Residency program. The program objective is to invest in the diversification of librarianship by recruiting librarians from underrepresented groups and preparing them for a successful career in the field. The program is designed to provide the Resident Librarian with an immersive experience in research assistance and instruction, outreach, scholarly communication, and other opportunities to participate in projects related to other areas of professional interest. The Resident Librarian will also gain experience in research, scholarship, and service to the Library, College, and profession. Salem College Library is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive workplace and is currently joining the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Participation in the Diversity Alliance will provide the benefit of learning from other academic libraries who have been engaged in residency programs for several years. This cohort approach will allow residents to share their networks, connect at conferences, facilitate a deeper understanding of the profession and prepare them for success in scholarship, professional service, and leadership.

This position is classified as a Professional Librarian position and reports to the Director of Libraries. The Resident Librarian will also work with two other professional librarians, two professional staff, a part time professional staff member, and several student workers and
interns.  Salem College librarians and staff like experimenting and engaging in ongoing discussions about the future of academic librarianship. They enjoy working with faculty and students in their research, teaching, and learning endeavors. Professional Librarians are members of the faculty, serve on faculty committees, and are eligible for professional development funds.

This is a three year term Professional Librarian position. Salary of the successful candidate depends upon experience and professional achievements. Salem College offers a comprehensive benefits package, including holidays, vacation days, and sick days. Salem College, a liberal arts college for women, values its students as individuals, develops their unique potential, and prepares them to change the world. Salem is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

How to apply:

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. A start date of August 1, 2019 is strongly desired. Please submit one PDF that includes an attached letter of interest, CV, and a completed application for employment to Elizabeth Novicki, Director of Libraries, at elizabeth.novicki@salem.edu. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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