Monday, December 17, 2007

Positions: Diversity Residents, PurdueUniversity Libraries

The Purdue University Libraries Diversity Residency Program is seeking two early career library and information science professionals who are committed to a career in academic librarianship. The Residency Program is designed to encourage and promote professional development and research contribution of entry-level librarians and to increase the diversity of professionals who will become partners in leading a transformation within the field. The two-year residency provides a broad-based awareness of foundational principles and practices in academic research librarianship as well as specialization experiences. For further information about the program, visit

Requirements: Master’s degree in library / information science (ALA-accredited), received within the past three years and by August 31, 2008. Possess a strong interest in developing a career in academic librarianship; demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of diversity through study or life experience; strong service orientation and commitment to library user needs; excellent communication and presentation skills; strong analytical skills and organizational abilities. Interest in and desire to develop research skills and methodologies. Candidates must be motivated, flexible team players, self-directed, comfortable with change.

Desired: Experience in a library environment, teaching, or in public service. Experience in developing and implementing programs to diverse users groups. Fluent in a second language.

Application process: Letter stating interest and briefly discussing your ability to meet the requirements of the position, résumé, and list of references should be sent by e-mail or surface mail to: Thomas L. Haworth, Human Resources Administrator, Purdue University Libraries, 504 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2058, Phone: (765) 494-2899; email: thaworth "at" Review of applications begins February 15, 2008; start date August 11, 2008.

Purdue University is an equal access/ equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer
fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.