American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Residency Librarian Program. The Resident Librarian position is a fixed-term 2 academic year faculty appointment and is designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship and an opportunity to explore areas of interest. Funding will be provided to support professional engagement at the national level. Through the experience and mentoring acquired by participating in the Residency Librarian Program, individuals will be able to demonstrate skills at a professional level, will be able to develop a professional network, and will be prepared for future career opportunities.
The Residency Librarian Program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. American University Library is one of the four founders of the Diversity Alliance. The Resident Librarian will be part of a cohort of librarians established by Diversity Alliance member universities. The Residency Program Librarian will join another Residency Program Librarian already in place at American University Library. The purpose of the resident program is to bring diverse entry-level librarians into the profession, to engage them in professional experience and service at American University, to provide mentorship in librarianship and in building their research and professional service agenda, and ultimately, to prepare them for a career in academic librarianship.
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