MA/MS in Library/Information Studies or closely related field from an ALA accredited program
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Eastern Kentucky University Libraries is seeking candidates for our Resident Librarian Program. This newly developed program will provide an opportunity for two entry-level librarians to begin their professional careers, join a community of practice, and develop skills and experience in academic librarianship. This is a three-year placement designed to encourage and promote professional growth and development of recent graduates. It provides a broad-based awareness of principles and practices in academic libraries. The Resident Librarians will report to the Dean of Libraries but will work closely with Directors of teams across the library based on preferences indicated in their application. Resident Librarians will also have counterparts at other libraries and opportunities for networking through the ACRL Diversity Alliance.
Residents will build on foundations of academic librarianship through participation in Reference and Instruction activities. Additionally, they will contribute directly to an area of strategic importance for the University Libraries. Resident Librarians will play a key role in the Library's support of the University's diversity, equity and inclusion effort. Applicants do not need to have prior Librarian experience but should show an interest in their preferred specialization area and a desire to learn the skills necessary to be successful on the job.
EKU Libraries will support professional development and service activities in the library, on campus, and in the wider academic library community, including conference attendance and opportunities to develop a presentation or publication based on the residents' activities. Peer and campus mentorship opportunities will also be provided.
For more information on Eastern Kentucky University's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, visit https://diversity.eku.edu/
1 year of employed experience is required.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .