Diversity Fellow

at Cornell University Library (view profile)
Location Ithaca, New York
Date Posted March 26, 2018
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Twitter Handle @Cornell_Library


Cornell University Library is committed to diversity and inclusion and is actively seeking to foster and support the growth and development of new librarians and archivists from underrepresented groups through the Cornell University Library Diversity Fellowship. We value qualified candidates who can enrich our community with variety of backgrounds and experiences.

The Diversity Fellowship is designed for recent graduates who want the opportunity to learn about academic libraries and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship and instruction. The program allows the Library Fellow the unique opportunity to work in one to two departments or functional areas to explore new information technologies or user centered services, collaborate on projects, and to participate in a challenging and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the Fellow’s individual goals and interests with the Library’s needs. In addition, the Fellow's professional interests will be supported with a mentoring program, specialized training, continuing education, and participation on library committees.

A final job description will be collaboratively developed. Duties could include a selection of the following or other options at the request of the selected candidate:

  • Teaching in the Library’s information literacy program
  • Developing online learning modules
  • Library space planning and assessment
  • Supporting systematic reviews
  • Providing research data management services
  • Providing consultation on advanced research strategies and citation management
  • Planning for emerging technologies
  • Library outreach and communication
  • Collection development
  • Digitization of historical material
  • Rare & Manuscript Collections or Archives
  • Metadata creation
  • Staff training

This is a fully funded two-year appointment.

Requirements:  Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution. Graduation should be within the last three years. Strong service orientation; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment that emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research and instruction services.

Benefits:  Competitive in salary (beginning at $52,500), rank, professional development support, and benefits. Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding is available.

Application Instructions:  Please attach one document that contains a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references (preferred as one combined PDF document).  Candidates should include in their cover letter a description of their knowledge and experience that demonstrates engagement in underrepresented communities and the ability to transfer this asset to a research, learning, and instructional context. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled. Early submission is strongly encouraged.