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Resident Librarian

Eastern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Full Time
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Resident Librarian

Position Number: S00850P
Position Type: Staff
Position Category: Fulltime Professionals
Search Type: External
Posted Salary Information:
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond, KY
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: Libraries
Unit: Libraries
FLSA: Exempt
Contact Person: Julie George
Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more)
Additional Schedule Details:
Funding Source: Institutional
Retirement: KTRS

Position Summary:
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries is seeking candidates for our Resident Librarian Program. This newly developed program will provide an opportunity for two entry-level librarians to begin their professional careers, join a community of practice, and develop skills and experience in academic librarianship. This is a three-year placement designed to encourage and promote professional growth and development of recent graduates. It provides a broad-based awareness of principles and practices in academic libraries. The Resident Librarians will report to the Dean of Libraries but will work closely with Directors of teams across the library based on preferences indicated in their application. Resident Librarians will also have counterparts at other libraries and opportunities for networking through the ACRL Diversity Alliance. Residents will build on foundations of academic librarianship through participation in Reference and Instruction activities. Additionally, they will contribute directly to an area of strategic importance for the University Libraries. Resident Librarians will play a key role in the Library's support of the University's diversity, equity and inclusion effort. Applicants do not need to have prior Librarian experience but should show an interest in their preferred specialization area and a desire to learn the skills necessary to be successful on the job. EKU Libraries will support professional development and service activities in the library, on campus, and in the wider academic library community, including conference attendance and opportunities to develop a presentation or publication based on the residents' activities. Peer and campus mentorship opportunities will also be provided. For more information on Eastern Kentucky University's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, visit

Minimum Education:
MA/MS in Library/Information Studies or closely related field from an ALA accredited program

Minimum Experience:
• 1 year of employed experience is required.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Minimum Licensure and Certification:

Qualification Equivalencies:

Desired Qualifications:
Experience working with diverse racial and ethnic populations, preferred

Less than 3 years of professional librarian experience

Job Functions:
Reference responsibilities: staff online chat, work at reference desk, teach library instruction sessions.
Participate in service: activities that contribute to the operations and shared governance of the library, contributions that further the goals of the institution, and/or contributions to professional organizations.
Participate in scholarly communication including writing and presenting.
Supports the office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned.

Posting Number: S00850P
Number of Vacancies: 2
Job Open Date: 07/19/2021
Application Review Date:
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Please identify one or more of these areas of interest in your cover letter and address all required qualifications in your documentation. 1. Teaching & Learning2. Collections & Discovery3. Special Collections & Archives Examples of additional field experience projects may include: 1. Digital initiatives2. Collection development3. Marketing4. Leadership shadowing5. Scholarly communication, including open access and publishing6. Statistical analysis & reporting7. User experience8. Electronic Resource Management9. Student engagement10. Teaching & Learning program planning and assessment11. Instructional student needs assessment

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

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