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Apr 16 / Allia McCoy

Check out these examples of Diversity Fellowship Positions!

Diversity Fellow Librarian
The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship, with a possibility for a third year. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library’s virtual and physical spaces.
In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Examples of Position Responsibilities:

• Provide in-person and online research instruction to students, incorporating active learning and emerging technologies.
• Coordinate the Library’s digital literacy pop up classes and Makerspace instruction initiatives in partnership with the Technology Librarian.
• Support faculty in digital scholarship as assigned.
• Lead marketing initiatives to creatively promote Library events and services.
• Propose and implement a service learning project promoting academic librarianship through community outreach.
• Coordinate student worker reference training and provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
• Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
• Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

• Completed an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science within the last two years;
• Demonstrated interest in library pedagogy, digital literacy, or instructional design;
• Demonstrated interest in service learning initiatives;
• Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Demonstrated leadership skills;
• Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
• Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated project management skills;
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Familiarity with usability and assessment practices;
• Familiarity with Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop and/or other basic graphic design software;
• Familiarity with tools and methods for digital scholarship;
• Familiarity with established and emerging technologies, such as graphic design, website creation, social media, or data visualization;
• Interest in contributing to the profession through research and scholarly communication.

Library Diversity Fellow Position at Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon 

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks applications from early-career librarians, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, for the position of Library Diversity Fellow. The role is a full time, two-year appointment, non-renewable, entry-level faculty position.

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, OHSU Library is committed to increasing the number of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups going into academic and health sciences librarianship. The OHSU Library seeks qualified candidates whose backgrounds and experiences will enrich our community.

The experience will provide a foundation for a strong career in academic librarianship.  A flexible program will address the Fellow’s goals and interests as well as the Library’s needs. The Library will support the Fellow’s career interests through mentoring, training, professional development, and participation on library committees.

Position Description:

The Library Diversity Fellow will collaborate with library leadership and colleagues to develop a two-year program that will provide broad exposure to the work of academic librarianship. The program will include on-boarding, mentoring, scholarship and service, as well as practical experience in selected areas of the library.

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals. Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal. The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

The duties of this position:

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals.  Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal.  The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

·        Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program conferred by August 2018, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·        Early career, up to and including 2 years of post-MLIS or post-graduate experience

·        Demonstrated interest in a career in academic or health sciences librarianship

·        Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively with colleagues

·        Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills

·        Ability to meet deadlines/work under tight timelines

·        Ability to work with diverse communities to meet ever-changing needs

·        Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarianship and the university community

Preferred Qualifications

·        Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services

·        Ability to adapt one’s approach to most effectively meet user needs

·        Ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession

Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian

The Ohio State University (OSU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Mary P. Key Diversity Resident Librarian https://library.osu.edu/mary-p.-key-diversity-residency-program. OSU Libraries’ Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program, is a three-year residency designed to fuel professional growth and development of librarians launching their careers.  Residents’ work experiences during the appointment will help them build exciting, transferable skills while receiving career mentorship to help them in their transition from academic training to professional librarianship.  This residency exposes incumbents to the broad array of specialties and services within a modern, comprehensive academic research library ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 public university libraries. As part of the program, residents engage in impactful experiences that actively contribute to advancing our strategic plan which includes a commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice at OSU Libraries and in the library profession. We encourage residents to participate in, and provide the requisite funding and schedule flexibility to attend, selected workshops, conferences, and committees to help residents develop a robust portfolio of engagement at the start of their library career.

We look forward to selecting two new residents through this application process. They will join our cohort that currently includes two mid-appointment residents.  As part of the MPK program, resident librarians will have exposure to many foundational areas of the libraries while further focusing their appointment in a specific area that both aligns with their interest and is an area of priority for University Libraries.  Opportunities are available at this time for candidates to gain skills and experience in one of the following areas of focus:

·         Teaching and Learning

·         Science Librarianship

·         Area Studies

Required qualifications, skills and interests:

·         Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited or equivalent program conferred no earlier than December 2016 and no later than the time of appointment

·         Demonstrated commitment to impactfully advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion

·         Effective oral and written communication skills as partially evidenced in the included cover letter

·         Demonstrated ability to work creatively and productively in a collaborative environment

·         Outstanding service orientation and/or commitment to user experience

·         Interest in research, scholarship, and continued professional development

Desired:

·         Demonstrated ability to work productively with a diverse range of stakeholders

·         Demonstrated ability to plan and manage projects

About the Appointment: This is a full-time, three-year term visiting faculty position (non-tenure track).  As a Visiting Faculty member, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication. The Resident will provide a faculty annual report as well as periodic reports to track progress on established objectives. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience but no less than $52,000 and is paired with an excellent total rewards package including some relocation support.

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