Emory University Libraries & Information Technology Division announces the Librarian Fellows Program for 2015. We invite applications from graduates with master’s degrees in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2014 and June 2015. Fellows will be appointed to two-year term positions with start dates that may occur between summer and early fall 2015.
Emory University is one of the top-twenty national universities in the U.S.
News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges.” Additionally, Emory is thirteenth in the country for best values among private universities in the
2010 Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast’s leading health care systems. Emory and its environment is a rich setting in which to launch your career.
Fellows in this program are able to develop expertise, leadership and project management skills in placements related to the libraries’ three strategic goal areas:
• Digital Innovations – in services, resources and scholarship; • Special Collections – featuring services and resources for research and teaching in modern literature, African American history and culture, southern history and culture; and • Customer-centered Library – creating distinctive research environments that integrate print and digital resources and enable connections among users, communities, resources, and tools.
The Fellows Program will be the first professional position for a new graduate.
The framework for the Fellow for this term will be to work as a member of a primary work team and will also have opportunities to work on special projects and initiatives in areas related to the primary area. A range of special projects and initiatives are underway and will provide the Fellows with opportunities to learn about and contribute to new developments in research library services. The work assignments for the 2015-2017 Fellow will be focused on a new comprehensive digital library program.
The Library is deploying the Hydra repository solution as part of a larger, evolving digital library program. Under the guidance/supervision of the Manager, Library Core Services and the Director of the Content Division, the fellow will analyze current business practices, perform peer benchmarking, and recommend repository policies and practices for acquiring, describing, publishing, and preserving content. The fellow will work with a team of repository stakeholders from many areas of the Libraries and IT Services (LITS), including library systems, software development, metadata specialists, digitization, special collections, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications.
Qualifications: In addition to a master’s degree in information studies or library/information science awarded between May 2014 and June 2015, we seek candidates who: demonstrate an understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; articulate special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in the primary work assignment; demonstrate evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; show commitment to professional growth; demonstrate entrepreneurial and risk taking aptitude; are adept in use of technologies; have strong analytical skills; are adept at working in teams and independently; communicate effectively (verbal, written and graphical) and have excellent interpersonal skills; and show potential for leadership. Applicants must be eligible to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period. Experience in data management, digital libraries and/or preservation preferred.
Salary and Benefits: $50,000 (minimum) and comprehensive benefits package including 24 days vacation and ample sick leave benefit. See also http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/benefits/index.html. Relocation allowance provided.
Funding for professional development provided.
Application: Please send your application to Linda Nodine via email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or apply via
Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include the
1) Letter of application describing your interest in a primary work assignment;
2) Current resume; and
3) Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 references including a
current or previous supervisor.
Please enter “Research Library Fellow Program” in the subject line of the
email. In your letter, please specify your interest in one of the primary work
assignments and articulate your special interest in and foundation for gaining
expertise in the area. Candidates applying by February 15 will receive
priority consideration. Interviews will begin during February/March and continue until the position is successfully filled.
Institution: Ranked as one of the Top 20 universities nationally by U.S. News & World Report in 2012, Emory University is internationally recognized for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools, and one of the South’s leading health care systems. Emory’s beautiful, leafy main campus is located in Atlanta’s historic Druid Hills suburb and is home to 7,656 undergraduates and 6,580 graduate and professional students. As the third largest private employer in Atlanta, Emory University and Emory Healthcare have a combined workforce of approximately, 27,747 and an annual operating budget of $4 billion. Emory University received $520.3 million in research funding in 2012. Emory recently concluded a successful fundraising campaign that raised $1.69 billion from
Ranked among the top 25 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in North America, Emory University Libraries in Atlanta and Oxford, Georgia are an intellectual commons for Emory University. Comprised of 9 libraries, the holdings include more than 3.9 million print and electronic volumes, 83,000-plus electronic journals, and internationally renowned special collections. Emory is well known in a number of collection areas including modern literature, African-American history and culture, U.S. Southern history and culture, and U.S. civil rights. Emory Libraries staff number approximately
137 and the overall library budget is approximately $25.3 million. The Emory Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) as well as regional associations including the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Georgia Library Learning Online (GALILEO), and the GETSM Consortium (a consortium of the University of Georgia, Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, and Georgia Regents University).
The Emory Libraries include the Robert W. Woodruff Library, which is also home to the Manuscript, Archives & Rare Book Library (MARBL) and the Goizueta Business Library, and the Woodruff Health Sciences Library. Other campus libraries, which serve the specialized and professional schools, include the Pitts Theology Library and the Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library in addition to the Oxford College Library located on the Oxford Campus approximately 30 miles from Atlanta.
Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
and encourages women and minority candidates.