Research Library Fellow 2014-2016

Emory University- Robert W. Woodruff Library in Georgia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 9, 2013
Type Fellowship
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

 

Emory University Libraries & Information Technology Division announces the Librarian Fellows Program for 2014. We invite applications from graduates with masters degrees in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2013 and June 2014. Fellows will be appointed to two-year term positions with start dates that may occur between summer and early fall 2014.

 

Fellows in this program are able to develop expertise, leadership and project management skills in placements related to the libraries three strategic goal areas:

 

Digital Innovations - in services, resources and scholarship;

Special Collections - featuring services and resources for research and teaching in modern literature, African American history and culture, southern history and culture; and

Customer-centered Library - creating distinctive research environments that integrate print and digital resources and enable connections among users, communities, resources, and tools.

 

The Fellows Program will be the first professional position for a new graduate. The framework for the Fellows experience includes dual tracks; that is, the Fellow will initially be a member of a primary work team and, during the first year, will also begin work on special projects and initiatives in areas outside of the primary area. A range of special projects and initiatives are underway and will provide the Fellows with opportunities to learn about and contribute to new developments in research library services. Primary work assignments for this year are targeting two key areas: 1) digital services in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS); or 2) research services in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL).

 

Qualifications:

In addition to a masters degree in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2013 and June 2014, we seek candidates who: demonstrate an understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; articulate special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in one of the primary work assignments; demonstrate evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; show commitment to professional growth; demonstrate entrepreneurial and risk taking aptitude; are adept in use of technologies; communicate effectively and have excellent interpersonal skills; and show potential for leadership. Applicants must be eligible to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period.

 

Application:

Please send your application to Linda Nodine via email (eul-libjobs@emory.edu). Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include the following:

 

1) Letter of application describing your interest in a primary work assignment;

2) Current resume; and

3) on a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references including a current or previous supervisor.

 

Please enter "Research Library Fellow Program" in the subject line of the email. In your letter, please specify your interest in one of the primary work assignments and articulate your special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in the area.



Please visit http://web.library.emory.edu/about/employment/fellow-postdoc.html to see the full job posting.

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