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Resident Librarian – Syracuse University

Job Description
Reporting to the Head of the Learning Commons, the LC Resident Librarian provides core services including reference, instruction, and staff training.
This a two year appointment.
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited institution
Job Specific Qualifications
Evidence of strong interest and success with emerging information technologies.
Demonstrated interest in developing a career in academic librarianship.
Evidence of commitment to strong user centered customer service
Adaptability and tolerance for ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment.
Evidence of exceptional interpersonal skills, including ability to effectively communicate with diverse staff and users.
The Learning Commons Resident Librarian serves a two- year appointment.
We encourage members of historically underrepresented groups.
During their first year, they gain experience providing reference, instruction and information literacy services, outreach programming, service on committees, and contributing to departmental and library projects.
They might explore other positions and settings through short-term assignments, job shadowing, co- teaching, or collaborative projects.
There are opportunities to develop one’s own scholarship, to build relationships all over campus, and to contribute to service or program development and policy-making.
Residents are encouraged to test out and share their ideas throughout their residency and to take advantage of the programming and support provided by the library’s cross- unit mentoring program.
The Resident’s second year becomes more focused on their capstone project which could be an original research project, a published article, a conference presentation, or a presentation to the staff of the library. The decision and plan are drafted in consultation with the Resident’s department head.
Some previous Resident activities have included: developing liaison relationships with university units, creating new instructional tools or methodologies, managing various social media, co-planning or managing library events, staffing a different service desk, collaborating with subject librarians on various projects, facilitating a team, and contributing to advertising and assessment initiatives.
Resident librarians receive financial support for professional development and conference attendance. They may also receive funding for participation in programs designed to support and educate early career librarians from underrepresented populations.
Application Instructions
Cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references
Syracuse University is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students and community members. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity employer, as well as a federal contractor required to take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.


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