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Greetings all,

Western Washington University is pleased to announce that it is now  
hiring for a newly created Diversity Resident Librarian position.   
This position is on a hiring fast track so that we can arrange for the  
successful candidate to start on October 1.  Applications are due by  
August 27th.

The job announcement is copied below.


Diversity Resident Librarian

The Western Washington University Library seeks a creative and  
innovative person to serve as Diversity Resident Librarian. The  
objective of the residency is two-fold: 1) to attract and set the  
foundation for a recent graduate in a challenging and rewarding career  
as an academic librarian and 2) to improve Western Washington  
Libraries efforts to reach out to and engage students, faculty, and  
community members from diverse backgrounds. The person in this  
position will report to the Assistant Dean for Public Services and  
provide support to reference, instruction, and outreach efforts,  
working in these areas to engage library users.

The successful applicant will have the following:  strong  
interpersonal and communication skills, with a demonstrated  
understanding of multi-cultural competency; demonstrated ability to  
effectively interact with diverse student, faculty, and staff   
populations; demonstrated ability to relate to and address the needs  
and challenges of minority students on a predominately white campus,  
as well as the needs of students from other diverse groups, including  
LGBT students and  students with disabilities; ability to foster a  
collaborative work environment in the Library that emphasizes inclusion.

Based on the interest of the successful candidate and the needs of the  
library, other areas of librarianship may also be explored. The  
Resident will be expected to participate in diversity outreach  
initiatives and will receive support to do so.  An important component  
of this position will be collaboration with other librarians and  
inclusion on library committees.  The successful candidate will bring  
vision and energy to serving students, faculty and staff at an  
outstanding comprehensive public institution.
This is a full time, one year (limited term) position. Salary is  
$43,000. Deadline for applications is August 27th, 2010. The position  
will be available October 1, 2010.

        Provide support at library public services points, including  
Instruction and Research Services: on-site and virtual reference  
service points and library instruction program; Circulation: the media  
desk, and reserves to serve the public and learn about different  
aspects of library public service.

        Serve on committees with other library staff.

        Contribute to an environment of collegiality, inclusion,  
trust, and teamwork that enables library staff to participate and  
contribute to the goals of the organization, particularly as they  
relate to valuing diversity.

        Foster effective working relationships within the public  
service unit, with other library departments, and the University  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Candidates must be able to demonstrate the  
following requirements)

        An MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program that was  
awarded after June 2008.

        Demonstrated skills in interpersonal and written  
communication, and creative problem-solving.
        Demonstrated experience working with diverse students,  
faculty and staff.
        Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills and multi- 
cultural competency skills.

        Previous experience working on diversity outreach projects in  
or outside of libraries.
        Previous instruction experience.  Instruction experience from  
practicums and internships is sufficient.

Application Instructions and Requested Documents:  Please log in on  
the link below and submit your application via WWUs Electronic System  
for Employment (EASE).  Note: You will need to be using Internet  
Explorer to utilize our online application system.   A letter of  
application detailing your qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and a  
list of three references is required.  You can upload or cut and paste  
your materials as noted on the EASE application.
For further information, please contact Ms. Connie Mallison, Search  
Committee Coordinator, by email at [log in to unmask]

WWU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to  
assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women,  
minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to  
apply.  For disability accommodation, call (360) 640-3774 or (360)  
650-7696 (TTY).  All new employees must show employment eligibility  
verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service  
before beginning work at WWU.

Gabe Gossett, Librarian for Extended Education
360-650-7555 |360-441-4741 (text enabled)
Virtual office | Chat with Gabe online
Wilson Library 275, MS9103 | 516 High Street | Western Washington  
University | Bellingham, WA 98225-9103

Aimee Babcock-Ellis
Graduate Assistant
Nonprint Media Services Library
University of Maryland College Park
Office: 301-405-9236
Cell: 518-2257127
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