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Academic Library Fellowship

Closes on Monday, February 11, 2019
St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York
Contract
Position Title Academic Library Fellowship
FLSA Exempt
Primary Responsibilities The St. Lawrence University Academic Library Fellowship offers a unique opportunity in a small liberal arts setting to a recent M.L.S. (or equivalent graduate degree) by providing a launching pad for a career in academic librarianship. Structured as an experience for newly qualified and early career librarians, the Fellow will develop a broad knowledge of the activities and functions of an academic library. This position will provide the selected candidate with professional early work experience and career development opportunities in preparation for future roles in the field. Individuals will refine professional skills, explore areas of specialization, and begin to build a professional network in preparation for future career opportunities.
The Fellow will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a one and a half-year term from January 2019 through June 2020.
Compensation is competitive and based upon relevant experience and qualifications. The appointment will be full-time with access to the University’s benefits package. Professional development support including attendance at least one national conference as well as regional opportunities will be available.
Spring 2019
a. The Fellow will become familiar with the Library’s culture and purpose via orientations and mentoring
b. Work during first semester will focus on planning and teaching information literacy instruction sessions primarily for St. Lawrence’s highly respected First Year Program and providing one-on-one research assistance to students and faculty
c. Assists with projects throughout the library as needed
Summer 2019
Summer activities include work on an independent or collaborative project with library colleagues
Fall 2019
a. The Fellow will delve more deeply into an area of academic librarianship of interest to them including Special Collections/Archives, Scholarly Resources Acquisitions and Assessment, or Digital Initiatives. Fellow will continue to provide instruction and reference services as needed.
b. Propose and develop a presentation for a professional conference or work on scholarly project
Spring 2020
Fellow will continue to explore and develop professional interests while continuing to provide and assist with ongoing library services
Minimum Qualifications 1. Graduate of an accredited master’s degree program in library and information science.
2. Strong interest in working closely with students and faculty in a liberal arts environment
3. Demonstrated interest in instruction and reference as well as interest in developing skills in one or more areas of academic librarianship including the following: digital scholarship, special collections/archives, collection development, library systems and technical services
4. Ability to collaborate with library staff and librarians across functional areas
5. Experience with emerging digital technologies and an understanding of how technology has and continues to transform academic libraries, scholarship, and teaching
6. Interest in and evidence of innovative problem solving
7. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills
8. Ability to be flexible and motivated in the face of changing work assignments and projects within a dynamic work environment
9. Commitment to valuing inclusion and to fostering a diverse educational environment
Preferred Qualifications 1. Preference will be given to recent graduates.
2. Additional graduate work or degree
Status (FT, PT, Seasonal, Temp) Full-time (12 months)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number ST00543
Desired Start Date 02/11/2019
Open Date (to accept applications)
Close Date (date applications will not be considered)
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant Please complete the online application form and upload the required documents in the “applicant documents” section.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background (including criminal records) conviction.

More information: https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/1767 

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