The University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System is now seeking candidates for their Diversity Librarian Residency Program. The residency will provide entry level librarians from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to develop skills and experience in academic librarianship. This program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library, and to encourage the involvement of diverse populations in academic librarianship.
This is a two-year Residency Program designed to encourage and promote professional growth and development of new librarians, providing a broad-based awareness of principles and practices in academic librarianship and an opportunity to develop an area of specialization. With a home base in College Library, the library with primary service to undergraduates, the Resident will perform a variety of duties including reference, instruction, and collection development. This position will be supervised by the Outreach Librarian, with general oversight by the Director of College Library, and will be provided with an inspiring mentor during the two years. During the first year the supervisor will work with the Resident on developing a personal professional development plan in an area of interest. Additional projects and placement in a library or department that meets that interest will be developed for the second year. The second year will culminate with a presentation, poster session or paper on a project fulfilled during the Residency. The Library will also encourage professional development and service activities in the library, on campus, and in the wider academic library community, including conference attendance. Additionally, the General Library System will ensure that the Resident receives additional training in the areas of management and supervision.
About UW Madison
The UW-Madison has the 11th largest research library collection in North America, according to a survey by the Association of Research Libraries. The campus is served by Memorial Library, the largest library in Wisconsin, as well as numerous subject, professional and special purpose libraries. College Library is a heavily used, dynamic environment that supports both the academic and recreational interests of students and includes a cafÃ©, innovative digital-media and active learning classroom spaces, a large computer lab and 24-hour service five nights a week during regular semester sessions.
The campus library collections include more than 7.3 million volumes representing human inquiry through all of history. In addition, there are more than 55,000 serial titles, 6.2 million microfilm items, and hundreds of thousands of government documents, maps, musical scores, audiovisual materials and other items housed in libraries across campus. Nearly 1 million volumes are circulated to library users every year.
For consideration please submit a resume and cover letter to Nancy Graff Schultz, Associate Director for Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2014. Applicant’s cover letter should address what interests them in Academic librarianship and how they would take advantage of a two year residency program. Please indicate some areas of academic librarianship you would like to pursue.
UW Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.