Job Announcement: Library Fellow, Fellowship of Inclusive Excellence at University of Maryland

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Position SummaryThe Fisher Family Library Fellowship for Inclusive Excellence Program is designed for recent MLIS graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in academic librarianship. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in a variety of programmatic and functional areas, explore new information technologies, collaborate on projects related to inclusion, equity, and accessibility, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the Library Fellow’s individual goals and professional interests with the Libraries’ needs. Library Fellows will have the option of focusing on a single specialization or rotating through multiple departments. In addition, the Library Fellow’s professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, and participation on library committees. 

This is a fully funded, two-year contract appointment as a Professional Track Faculty within the Faculty Specialist ranks as established by the University of Maryland. The position is available as early as July 1, 2024, but the start date is negotiable. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. (Need to have the MLIS by the time the hire begins the positions.)
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent ,earned within the previous two years of the date of hire.(Need to have the MLIS by the time the hire begins the position.)

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Knowledge of current trends in librarianship.

Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and tasks.

Ability to learn new skills and concepts.

Demonstrated interest in academic librarianship.[How to demonstrate: In your cover letter, please share your professional goals and discuss how this Fellowship supports you in achieving those goals.]

Demonstrated interest in diversity, inclusion ,equity, and accessibility in libraries.[How to demonstrate: In your cover letter or CV, share your personal, professional, and/or academic experiences and interest in the area of diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.]

Experience and/or aptitude for working in a highere ducation setting.
Experience and/or aptitude for independent work as well ascollaboration in team-based environments.

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Special Instructions
to Applicants
Recruitment Range

$60,000 / yr
Job Open

February, 2024
Open UntilClosing Date: Best Consideration: March 1, 2024
Type of Appointment

2 yrs


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