Map of Library Residencies 2009-2010

“Where are all the residency programs?”

This is a question we get asked very often, and each year, particularly in the spring season.  The answer can be a bit difficult and it changes each time the question is asked.  Some programs hire every year.  Some hire every other year.  Some programs may have been active in a particular year, but then are put on hold during subsequent years for a variety of reasons.

The quick answer is the number of programs, and their vacancies, will vary from year to year and, unfortunately, there isn’t any way to predict whether a program will recruit for a class of residents ahead of time.  Contacting each known program directly may or may not help since some programs are unsure whether they will be hiring in a particular year.

To help potential applicants with this situation, Shannon Simpson, resident at Towson University, has created a quick map of programs with locations, names, and URLs to program descriptions.

2009-2010 Map of Residency Programs

Have a look and let us know what you think in the comments section.   We’d love to hear your feedback.

4 thoughts on “Map of Library Residencies 2009-2010

  1. Michelle says:

    I contacted the man listed as the contact for the University of Houston residency to ask him what he was looking for in this type of position. Here’s what he said:

    “Our Web and Digital Projects Fellowship position was offered once before, about five years ago. I don’t know how soon we will be offering it again.”

    I looked again at the position page and no wonder, there is nothing on there about it being an old opportunity that is no longer available.

    So you might want to update. What a bummer, it sounds like a fantastic position.

  2. megan says:

    Thank you, TM. I’m glad you found this useful. We try to do this annually since the landscape changes from year to year. There should be another map coming out this fall. Thanks again, Megan.

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