West Virginia University
West Virginia University Libraries (WVUL) seeks applications from energetic, innovative and adaptable early-career librarians for its Residency Program. The three-year program provides an opportunity for the Resident Librarian to explore areas of librarianship and research, build marketable skills and develop partnerships. The residency is designed for librarians from traditionally underrepresented groups and seeks to build a foundation for a strong career trajectory based in the Resident's area(s) of interest in academic librarianship. WVU Libraries is a founding member of the Association of College and Research Libraries Diversity Alliance.
Resident-selected rotation cycle in four library areas during the first year
Resident-selected departmental immersion program in years two & three emphasizing skill-based learning & scholarly activity
Attendance at professional conferences and meetings
Engagement in appropriate professional, University, and community service activities
Participation in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities
Librarians at WVU hold non-tenured faculty appointments; this position will be filled at Visiting Librarian rank. All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly. Salary is commensurate with entry level library professionals and includes full benefits. Residents will receive generous support for professional development and travel. Onboarding and mentoring is available to all new WVU librarians.
ALA accredited Master's degree (by start date)
Early career with up to and including 5 years' experience
Desired Skills and Abilities
Commitment to diversity in librarianship and the university community
Strong interest in a career in academic librarianship
Ability to work in a team environment
Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2018 and will remain open until filled. Applicants must include a curriculum vita, letter of interest and the contact information for three professional references.
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans.
Morgantown, WV, US
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West Virginia University
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West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a land-grant university. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, offering land grants of 30,000 acres of federally owned land to each state that agreed to establish a college to teach agriculture and the “mechanic arts” (engineering). The State of West Virginia was formed the following year and, shortly thereafter, the state’s legislature accepted the terms for the Morrill Act to raise the money to start the new land-grant college they called the Agricultural College of West Virginia. In 1868, the school’s name was changed to West Virginia University. WVU Presidents Rhodes Scholars History of the Mountaineer The information below is taken from Dream Big, Dream Here: Welcome to West Virginia University (Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2007), chap. 8. Photos provided by WVU Photography.