The UI Libraries is excited to announce two entry-level Librarian Residency
opportunities. The purpose of the University of Iowa Libraries' Residency
Program is to interest entry-level librarians who are members of historically
underrepresented groups in professional learning and service at the University
of Iowa Libraries and, ultimately, in a career in academic librarianship.
Residency positions come with two-year appointments and include benefits
coverage plus funding to support professional development activities.
Residents are also provided with a generous allowance for moving expenses.
Residency appointments are available in one of four specialties: Archives;
Health Sciences Librarianship; Scholarly Communication/Collections, and
Undergraduate Services. Final candidates will go through an interview process.
Start date of June 1, 2013.
* Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library and Information Science on or by May 31, 2013
* General knowledge of physical and digital information resources
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Ability to work in a team environment
* Demonstrated interest in professional development and contribution
Additional qualifications for specialties:
The Archivist position encompasses a full range of professional activity in
two archival settings, the University Archives and the Iowa Women's Archives.
The position involves working under the supervision of the Head, Special
Collections & University Archives. Responsibilities include processing
collections, participating in acquisitions and outreach activities,
coordinating digitization efforts, assisting with user services tasks, and
working with colleagues in other departments in the library and across campus
on collaborative projects and events. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated
knowledge of or experience in archival studies, and familiarity with systems
such as Archon.
The Clinical Education Librarian position involves working under the
supervision of the Head, Health Sciences Education & Outreach, Hardin Library
for the Health Sciences. The Hardin Library for the Health Science's Education
unit plans, promotes, and provides information services that support the needs
of residents, faculty, researchers, staff and students in all the assigned
liaison departments in five health sciences colleges and the University of
Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Responsibilities for this position include develop
and conduct tailored library education sessions for all assigned liaison
departments, work with faculty to learn about needs of students with the goal
of preparing sessions that are useful and can be integrated into the
curriculum, assists patrons with research and information management tools and
skills through individual and small group consultations, and investigate new
technologies that would enhance access to the changing information needs of
members of the health sciences campus. Desired qualifications: Familiarity
with health sciences resources such as PubMed; demonstrated knowledge of or
experience in instruction, reference, and outreach.
The Scholarly Communications/Collections position involves working under the
supervision of the Associate University Librarian, Collections and Scholarly
Communication. Responsibilities include usage analysis of digital and physical
collections, fund management for one or more collections areas, assistance
with Open Access Week events planning, electronic resource licensing, and
electronic resource management. Desired qualifications: Familiarity with
issues related to open access and scholarly communication; interest in
collections analysis, especially in terms of usage of e-resources; coursework
in collection management.
The Undergraduate Services position involves working under the supervision of
the Head, Research & Library Instruction. Responsibilities include working at
a centralized information desk, including monitoring chat service, instruction
to undergraduates, creating LibGuides, and collaborating on outreach
activities with the Undergraduate Services Librarian and the Learning Commons
Coordinator. Desired qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of or experience
in instruction, reference, and outreach.
Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names/contact information of
three professional references. Please specify your preferred area of interest
in the cover letter (or first and second choices) along with a substantial
paragraph describing your skill set for serving a clientele of diverse
backgrounds. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition
number -- 62068.
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