Residency Opportunity in Beautiful Bellingham, WA

The Western Washington University Library seeks a creative and innovative person to serve as Diversity Resident Librarian. The objective of the residency is to:  1) attract and set the foundation for a recent graduate in a challenging and rewarding career as an academic librarian; and 2) to improve Western Washington Libraries’ efforts to reach out to and engage students, faculty, and community members from diverse backgrounds.

The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal and communication skills with a demonstrated understanding of multi-cultural competency; demonstrated ability to effectively interact with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations; demonstrated ability to relate to and address the needs and challenges of minority students on a predominately white campus, as well as the needs of students from other diverse groups, including LGBT students and students with disabilities; ability to foster a collaborative work environment in the Library that emphasizes inclusion.

This is a full time, one-year (limited term) position with an annual salary of $43,000.  Deadline for applications is August 27, 2010. The position will be available October 1, 2010.

Application requirements include:

1)      An MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program that was awarded after June 2008

2)      Demonstrated interpersonal and written communication skills, and creative problem-solving

3)      Demonstrated experience working with diverse students, faculty and staff

4)      Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills and multi-cultural competency skills

Preferred Qualifications:

1)      Previous experience working on diversity outreach projects in or outside of libraries

2)      Previous instruction experience (practicum and internship instructional experience is sufficient)

Please visit Western Washington University’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE) for a full position announcement and application procedures. (Note: You will need to use Internet Explorer to fully utilize our online application system.)

Completed applications should include a letter of application detailing your qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. You can upload or cut and paste your materials as noted on the EASE application.

For further information, please contact Ms. Connie Mallison, Search Committee Coordinator, by e-mail at

One thought on “Residency Opportunity in Beautiful Bellingham, WA

  1. Gabe says:

    Wow! As someone who has worked on this program I would like to thank you for featuring the WWU residency so prominently on your page. We look forward to a successful program. Thanks for your help!

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