(20190315) Resident Librarian

Working Title: Resident Librarian
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0190048
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Libraries Residency Program offers an entry-level librarian the opportunity to begin a career in academic librarianship through an intensive three-year residency in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. In supporting the Libraries’ and the University’s commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty, the Resident will, over a three-year period, experience a minimum of three areas of librarianship and develop a specialization in one area. The resident will work closely with library faculty to develop both specific skills and an overall understanding of the many aspects of professional work within an academic library. The Residency Program will be tailored to reflect the successful candidate’s personal interests and long-term career goals.

Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. Virginia Tech is a founding member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance (www.ala.org/acrl/issues/alliancefaq). We are committed to mentoring and establishing networks for early-career librarians. The overarching goal is to provide a broad range of experiences working in an academic environment with exposure to research and scholarship. Virginia Tech and the Diversity Alliance will work together to build a foundation for the Resident’s successful career development as part of our ongoing efforts to support inclusion and diversity initiatives.

There is a generous allowance for professional travel and development. The Program will give the Resident a competitive advantage in the search for a subsequent professional position.

● Flexible, individualized professional development plan
● Mentoring
● Library committee service
● Specialized training and workshops
● Travel support for conferences and professional development

● Three year restricted appointment

Structure and Responsibilities
In the first year, the Resident will serve in three to four functional areas, determined mutually by the Resident’s interests and the needs of the Libraries.

In the second year, the Resident will begin to specialize by contributing to one or two functional areas of choice, in consultation with the Library’s Resident Program Coordinator and directors in charge of the functional areas. The Resident will then begin to formulate the basis for a capstone project.

Residents with interest in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to apply. Strategic areas of focus for the Libraries include:

- Learning Spaces and Services 
- Special Collections 
- Collections and Technical Services 
- Scholarly Communication 
- Data Management & Curation
- Library Data and Assessment
-Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
-Research Collaboration and Engagement

The Resident will also begin actively participating in Libraries committees, councils, and task forces. Residents will be expected to attend national and regional professional conferences related to their area of interest and specialization. The Resident will also participate in program- related activities and communicate with peer cohorts.

In the third and final year the Resident will continue to specialize and will complete a capstone project, preferably suitable for publication, which incorporates the expertise and perspectives gained during the residency. (Note that the third year is optional.)

Required Qualifications:

- Graduate of an ALA-accredited master’s degree program in library and/or information science or early career information professional; 
- commitment to a career in research/academic librarianship and future directions of academic libraries;
- commitment to service; 
- excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills; 
- flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments, projects, and departments; 
- commitment to inclusion and diversity;
- innovative problem-solving skills and ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications:  
Employment Conditions:  
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:

Residents with interest in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to apply. Details of some strategic areas of focus for the Libraries may be found here:Click this link for more info

How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online at http://www.jobs.vt.edu. The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, names of three (3) references and their contact information. Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position is filled.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 3 years from hire date
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:  
Pay Range: $48,000 minimum, dependent on qualifications and experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Library
Location, if not Blacksburg:  
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8am-5pm M-F or as assigned
Job Posting Date: 02/19/2019
Review Begin Date: 03/31/2019
Job Close Date:  
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/95000

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
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    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References

Optional Documents

  1. Other Doc
Posted Date: 
03/15/2019 to 04/15/2019