Get on the Right Track: Emory University Library Fellows Program (2011-2013)

About the Program:

Emory University Libraries currently has four vacancies in its newly-announced Librarian Fellows Program. During a two-year appointment, Library Fellows will have the opportunity to develop expertise, leadership and project management skills in placements related to the libraries’ three strategic goal areas:

  • Digital Innovations – services, resources and scholarship
  • Special Collections – services and resources for research and teaching in modern literature, African American history and culture, southern history and culture
  • Customer-centered Library – distinctive research environments that integrate print and digital resources and enable connections among users, communities, resources, and tools

In addition to being a member of a primary work team,  Fellows will also work on special projects and initiatives in areas outside of the primary area. Primary work assignments may include: Digital Scholarship, Data Services and GIS, Marketing and Customer Intelligence, Manuscripts and Archives, Science Data Librarian, Intellectual Property Rights, Digital Repository, Conservation, Collection Management, Knowledge Discovery & Management and Digital Assets Management. A dynamic 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.


  • Master’s degree in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2010 and June 2011
  • demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries
  • special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in one of the primary work assignments
  • demonstrated evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability
  • commitment to professional growth
  • entrepreneurial and risk-taking aptitude
  • adept in use of technologies
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • potential for leadership

For the full job announcement, please visit:


In your letter, please specify one (or more) of the primary work assignments and articulate your special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in the area(s). Please attach your letter of interest, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references via e”mail to Dianne M. Smith at Please enter “Research Library Fellow Program” in the subject line of the email. Candidates for summer placement are encouraged to apply before February 15, 2011. Interviews will begin in March and continue until the positions are successfully filled.

About Emory University Libraries:

The nine Emory Libraries house more than 3.4 million volumes, at least 56,000 of which are electronic. From the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library — which holds special collections strong in modern literature, African American history and culture and the history of Georgia and the South — to the Woodruff Health Sciences Library, whose librarians are called upon by medical students and hospital professional alike — each library makes the system as a whole the intellectual commons of the campus.

About Emory University:

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.

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