Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation – Towson University

Position: Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation
Location: Towson University, Albert S. Cook Library – Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:
Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an early-career librarian for a two-year residency program to begin Summer 2017. This two-year Library Residency program is designed to provide an early-career librarian from an underrepresented group the opportunity for rapid professional growth. The purpose is to help increase the presence of underrepresented groups in academic librarianship and to bring new perspectives and fresh ideas to Cook Library. During the first year of the two-year program, the Resident will gain experience and provide services in three departments: Research and Instruction, Technical Services, and Archives & Special Collections. In the second year the Resident will specialize in one area and work on a project suited to his/her professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete and report research at a professional conference or in a professional journal. The Resident will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations. Towson University values diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.