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Cornell University Library Diversity Fellowship

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Cornell University Library

Ithaca, NY

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Mar 14,2018

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Mar 13,2018

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Cornell University is located in scenic Ithaca, NY on a hill above Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The city and University offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City. One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research, and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 350, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,0 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Cornell University Library is committed to diversity and inclusion and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of new librarians and archivists from underrepresented groups through the Cornell University Library Diversity Fellowship. We value qualified candidates who can enrich our community with variety of backgrounds and experiences. The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in one to two departments or functional areas to explore new information technologies or user centered services, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the Fellow's individual goals and interests with the Library's needs. In addition, the Fellow's professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, and participation on library committees. A final job description will be collaboratively developed. Duties could include a selection of the following or other options at the request of the selected candidate: Teaching in the Library's information literacy program Developing online learning modules Library space planning and assessment Supporting systematic reviews Providing research data management services Providing consultation on advanced research strategies and citation management Planning for emerging technologies Library outreach and communication Collection development Digitization of historical material Rare & Manuscript Collections or Archives Metadata creation Staff training This is a fully funded two-year appointment. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Master's degree from an ALA accredited institution. Graduation should be within the last three years. Strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research and instruction services.


Competitive in salary (beginning at $52,500), rank, professional development support, and benefits. Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available.

Application Instructions:

Please attach one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references (preferred as one combined PDF document). Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience that demonstrates engagement in underrepresented communities and the ability to transfer this asset to a research, learning, and instructional context. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Early submission is strongly encouraged. For more information, contact Lyndsi Prignon, Director of Library Human Resources - (please use the apply button below) .recblid 502nxyfeghjhzo7bzvnjqu7kypw74s

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