Consuelo Artaza and Castaneda Resident Librarian

at University of Texas Libraries (view profile)
Location Austin, Texas
Date Posted May 12, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Consuelo Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program Librarian

University of Texas Libraries


As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries seeks a creative and innovative early-career librarian or archivist with a commitment to building a diverse workforce and fostering diversity within the profession.

Priority consideration will be given for application material received by Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices. The Residency Program will give the successful candidates an opportunity to gain experience and skills foundational to a successful career in librarianship.


The University of Texas Libraries is actively recruiting two Librarian I candidates for the Consuelo Artaza and Castañeda Diversity Alliance Pilot Residency Program for an expected start date of September 4, 2018, negotiable. Each two-year academic librarian position offers an early-career librarian or archivist in a historically underrepresented group specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident's professional interests and goals.

Essential Functions

This Residency Program supports UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity within the profession. Residents will gain experience in a range of areas of academic librarianship, fostering both broad and deep understanding of how academic and research libraries operate.

A final job description will be developed collaboratively in the first year and will include rotations through 3-4 UT Libraries units or areas. First-year rotations could include:  library instruction and pedagogy; subject liaison librarianship and collection development; digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management; assessment and planning; collections acquisitions and licensing; digitization and preservation; special collections, rare books, and archives; metadata and cataloging; and others based on each resident's interests. The second year will culminate in an immersive project-centered and skill-based experience.

Rotations and final projects will develop essential skill sets needed for librarianship and will allow residents to collaborate with other librarians and participate actively in the work of UT Libraries.

Residents will also participate in professional library and scholarly organizations contributing to both skill development and a tangible contribution to the profession.

Required qualifications

MLS received in the last two years from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by August 2018.

Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. A willingness to take on new challenges with a creative approach to troubleshooting problems. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Ability to work independently. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and change-ready environment. Demonstrated willingness to respond to opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership.

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