The Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries Residency Program is
seeking applications from early career library and information science
professionals with a strong commitment to beginning a career in
academic librarianship. The two-year Residency Program is designed to
encourage and promote the professional growth and development of new
librarians, providing a broad-based awareness of principles and
practices in academic librarianship and an opportunity to develop an
area of specialization. The Residency Program hopes in part, to help
increase the presence of underrepresented groups in academic libraries.
Diversity is a core value and is central to the mission of Marquette
University and all interested and qualified applicants are encouraged
to the Head of Research and Instructional Services, the Resident will
participate in the Libraries' information literacy instruction program
for precollege, undergraduate, and graduate students; provide general
reference services; contribute to collection development activities;
become familiar with other units and functions of the Libraries; and
assist in collaborative planning, analysis, and assessment of programs
and services. In year two of the program, the Resident will engage in
an in-depth, concentrated experience in an area of specialization and
will develop and complete an applied research
capstone project that could be presented at a professional conference.
Residency Program features a formal mentoring component with the Head
of Research and Instructional Services, the Associate Dean of Libraries
and other professional staff, who will help to acclimate the Resident
to the Libraries' environment, the University, and the Greater
Milwaukee community, while providing general guidance and support.
Master's degree in library/information science (ALA-accredited),
granted by August 2009 and received within the past two years.
• Demonstrated interest in developing a career in academic librarianship;
• Service orientation and commitment to library user needs;
• Excellent communication and presentation skills;
• Strong analytical skills and organizational abilities;
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively and adapt to changing
user needs and expectations;
• Knowledge of and commitment to cultural diversity and an ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty and staff.
• Experience in a library environment, teaching, or in public service.
Salary: Minimum of $40,000
Full benefits package including 20 vacation days, 11 holidays and one floating holiday per year.
University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting
institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown
Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and
house a 1.7 million volume collection, 300 networked resources, and
over 22,000 electronic journals. http://www.marquette.edu/library/
For full consideration, submit application online by April 15, 2009 to the
University's application site: