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Diversity Residency Program Librarian
University of Texas Libraries

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries is pleased to offer this two-year academic librarian position for an early-career librarian or archivist from a historically underrepresented community.

Priority consideration will be given for application material received by Friday, May 10, 2019.
The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.

The University of Texas Libraries is recruiting one Assistant Librarian candidate for the Diversity Alliance Residency Program for an expected start date of August 1, 2019. This two-year academic librarian position offers an early-career librarian or archivist from a historically underrepresented community specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals. The wide range of work experience gained through this position will enable the resident to build essential skills and assist with career planning. The resident will enrich UT Libraries by bringing in new ideas and perspectives and support UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession.

Essential Functions
Collaborate with other librarians and archivists to actively participate in the work of UT Libraries. Participate in a wide range of areas of academic librarianship, gaining both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate. A final job description will be collaboratively developed in the first year and will include rotating through 3-4 Libraries’ units, culminating in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience in one select area during the second year. Develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship. Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations and UT Libraries committees for skill development and contribution to the profession. Develop and assist with projects that advance the mission of the UT Libraries.

Rotations could include: library instruction and pedagogy; special collections, rare books, and archives; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; metadata and cataloging; or other areas based on the resident’s interest.

Required qualifications
MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by July 31, 2019. Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities and troubleshoot challenges with initiative and creative energy. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively. Ability to work independently and efficiently. Flexibility working in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and agile environment. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Interest in developing leadership skills. Commitment to supporting academic and research needs to all students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred qualifications
Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with leadership. Experience providing exemplary customer service. Previous library or archives experience including volunteering, working, or internships.

Salary: $50,000 per year
Moving expenses are included in the compensation package.
Professional development and associated travel funds will be provided.

To learn more about how to apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit:

Lauren Gandy (she/her/hers) | Human Resources Representative | University of Texas Libraries | The University of Texas at Austin | 512-495-4377 |
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