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.
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.
· 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.
· Experience in a library environment, teaching, or in public service.
Salary: Minimum of $40,000
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. http://www.marquette.edu/library/
For full consideration, submit application online by April 15, 2009 to the University’s application site: https://careers.marquette.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51973