University Libraries Invites Applications for Our Seventh Diversity Resident Librarian

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries is pleased to invite applications from early career librarians for our seventh Diversity Resident Librarian. The library residency program is intended to offer an opportunity for entry-level librarians with an interest in academic libraries to begin their professional careers and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship, and instruction. 

The program allows the Resident the opportunity to work in up to three departments or functional areas to explore services and technologies and collaborate on projects. This program is flexible by design and will be developed to balance the Resident’s individual goals and interests with the Libraries’ needs. As members of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, we are committed to “increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups” through this residency program. 

As a minority-serving institution with a history as a women’s college, UNC Greensboro takes pride in providing access and opportunity to individuals from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. Our campus community is comprised of people from across a panoply of ethnicities, racial backgrounds, religions, ability status, socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation status, sexuality, and gender identities. In addition to growing our student body, UNC Greensboro’s faculty of color have nearly doubled from 2015-2020. Jackson Library is a committed campus partner in UNC Greensboro’s goal to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, students, and program offerings, in order to create a more diverse and inclusive culture. 

This residency rotates you through different departments of your choice. An ability to adapt to varying work styles is highly desired; this program is designed around an employee working in several departments within the library. The goal is to provide the training and experience to influence the profession through the education of early career librarians for preparation for the workplace. 

The resident needs a demonstrated commitment to personal and professional improvement in cultural diversity competence, and to the principles of equity and justice in serving underrepresented populations. Residents are welcome to bring personal experience narratives, college coursework, and other methods of addressing this commitment. 

For more in-depth information about the residency position, please visit the Libraries’ website: https://library.uncg.edu/info/diversity/residency_program.aspx 

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS, awarded no later than September 2021. 
  • A candidate must be authorized to work in the United States for the full duration of the program, which is expected to be two years, with an optional third year if desired.

Preferred Qualifications

We understand that early career professionals, particularly during this time of uncertainty and precarity due to the global pandemic, may not have as many opportunities for experiences that speak to your interests or that there may be gaps in your CV. If this position sounds good to you, please don’t allow fear of not having traditional library or professional experience get in the way of applying. 

UNC Greensboro Libraries embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply. 

For more information and to apply, visit https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/20013.

Written by UNCG Human Resources

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