The SUNY Learning Commons Residency: Come for the Orange Mascot, Stay for the Experience

SUNY Orange

The Syracuse University Library is currently seeking an energetic, innovative, and service-oriented individual for a two-year appointment as a Learning Commons Resident Librarian in the E.F. Bird Library. The position is part of a new program that provides recent MLIS graduates with both professional development and mentored opportunities to explore specialized areas of interest.

In addition to providing reference and outreach, the resident will contribute to other Learning Commons programs such as emerging technologies, virtual reference and Web services, and service assessment. The successful candidate will also be expected to engage in research projects that study undergraduate student learning and communication behaviors using ethnographic and other research modalities.

Application requirements include:

1) Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution awarded between May 2008 and August 2010; 2) Demonstrated interest in developing a career in academic librarianship; 3) Applied knowledge of emerging information technologies; 4) Commitment to user-centered customer service; 5) Adaptability and tolerance for ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment; and 6) Exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively communicate with diverse staff and users.

Please visit Syracuse University’s online employment site for a full position announcement. Review of applications begins immediately and the search will remain open until July 31, 2010. Completed applications should include a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references (along with contact information).

To learn more about the resident librarian program, please contact Lisa Moeckel, the associate dean for undergraduate education in the Syracuse University Library, at (315) 443-9790 or

See the Inside SU press release for an introduction to the two current Learning Commons Resident Librarians.

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