Library Resident, Milwaukee, WI

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Location: United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Entry Level
Academic Librarianship
Marquette University
Raynor Memorial Libraries

Closing Date 04-15-2009
Position Title: Library Resident
Position Status: Full-time Regular
Position Type: Faculty
Compensation Band: Faculty Contract
Job Open Date 01-16-2009
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Number 0600797

Position Overview: The Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries Residency Program is seeking applications from early career library and information science professionals with a strong commitment to beginning a career in academic librarianship.
The two-year Residency Program is designed to encourage and promote the 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. The Residency Program hopes in part, to help increase the presence of underrepresented groups in academic libraries. Diversity is a core value and is central to the mission of Marquette University and all interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Full benefits package including 20 vacation days, 11 holidays and one floating holiday per year.

Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 300 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.

Essential Functions: Reporting to the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the Resident will participate in the Libraries’ information literacy instruction program for precollege, undergraduate, and graduate students; provide general reference services; contribute to collection development activities; become familiar with other units and functions of the Libraries; and assist in collaborative planning, analysis, and assessment of programs and services. In year two of the program, the Resident will engage in an in-depth, concentrated experience in an area of specialization and will develop and complete an applied research capstone project that could be presented at a professional conference. The Residency Program features a formal mentoring component with the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the Associate Dean of Libraries and other professional staff, who will help to acclimate the Resident to the Libraries’ environment, the University, and the Greater Milwaukee community, while providing general guidance and support.

Duties and Responsibilities
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
– Master’s degree in library/information science (ALA-accredited), granted by August 2009 and received within the past two years.
– Demonstrated interest in developing a career in academic librarianship;
– Service orientation and commitment to library user needs;
– Excellent communication and presentation skills;
– Strong analytical skills and organizational abilities.
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively and adapt to changing user needs and expectations.
– Knowledge of and commitment to cultural diversity and an ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience in a library environment, teaching, or in public service.


One comment:

  1. I lived in Lasham in country Hampshire in the late fifites/early sixties and the mobile library popped up once a week parking outside our farmhouse front door. The milkman had already been and the grocer was due in about an hour coinciding with the Vicar who drifted by with the roneod parish newsletter. The Squire’s foxhounds raced through the garden a bit later followed hard on by the huntin’ fraternity, red-faced and narrow-minded. We all ended up at The Royal Oak by evening time and rounded off the day with a game of darts. No time for TV and who needs Facebook!

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