Library Faculty Fellow-Clemson University

Clemson University Libraries seeks a candidate for its Library Faculty Fellows Program. This three-year visiting faculty position provides an opportunity for recent graduates from underrepresented groups to gain professional experience as an academic librarian in a supportive and collegial environment. This program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Fellow as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library, and to encourage the involvement of diverse populations in academic librarianship.

Interested persons can learn more and apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/41932

Program Description
The Clemson University Library Faculty Fellows Program is a faculty-led initiative to attract recent library school graduates to a challenging and rewarding career in academic librarianship, to help increase the presence of mem¬bers of underrepresented groups in academic librarianship, and to bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to the library. Successful candidates will serve as faculty fellows for three years and will be given the opportunity to develop specialized expertise in their area of interest culminating in a research project during their second year of residency. Fellows will be given the opportunity to gain experience by participating in library committees as well as becoming involved in professional organizations. In addition, they will be expected to develop collegial relationships within the university community and contribute to the diversity and intercultural goals of the uni¬versity. This program commits to ClemsonForward’s plan to enhance diversity and to nurture an environment of inclusive excellence and will focus specifically on underrepresented groups. The goal of the Library Faculty Fellows Program is to help expand and enrich the Clemson core experience and through the library make all feel valued, welcomed and supported.
Position
Clemson University Library Diversity Fellow
Job Title
Three year Lecturer
Description
Clemson University Libraries seeks a candidate for its Library Faculty Fellows Program. This three-year visiting faculty position provides an opportunity for recent graduates from underrepresented groups to gain professional experience as an academic librarian in a supportive and collegial environment. This program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Fellow as well as the service and operational priorities of the Li¬brary, and to encourage the involvement of diverse populations in academic librarianship.
The successful candidate will primarily work with two teams within the Libraries: Library Technology and Govern¬ment Documents, to acquire core competencies and skills in open government data, collection management, and metadata and digital media projects. This position will be supervised by the Head of Library Technology. Clemson Libraries is an active participant in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP) as a Center of Excellence through which the library actively curates material from the U. S. National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. Clemson also directly partners with the National Park Service to support the Open Parks Network, a comprehensive digital repository of over 350,000 cultural heritage items from the archives of more than 20 national park sites, in addi¬tion to 1.5 million pages of government documents housed in Clemson Libraries.

Working with the Government Documents team, the Library Fellow will identify areas of potential acquisition, create catalog records for material, and contribute to the CFDP gap analysis database. Working with Library Technology and the Open Parks Network team, the Library Fellow will work hands-on to oversee a digital project, including: digitization, metadata creation and manipulation, and online publishing. The Fellow will identify Na¬tional Park Service items in the Clemson Government Documents Collection that are eligible for digitization and work to bring those materials online. The Open Parks Network team has various other projects to which the Fel¬low can be assigned. The Fellow may also propose new projects to develop based on their own research interests.
As a member of the university faculty, the Library Fellow will benefit from immediate opportunities in scholarly and professional development; library faculty governance; and service on library, university, and ad-hoc commit¬tees. The Library Fellows Committee will act as mentors for the successful candidate to provide guidance and insight into the tenure and review process as well as the expectations of a library faculty member to benefit their future professional growth through professional effectiveness, research, scholarship, and service. By the end of their appointment, the candidate will be expected to develop a presentation, poster session, and/or paper on a project fulfilled during the Fellowship.
The Fellow will be provided with a professional development stipend, as well as paid travel to relevant conferences, meetings, and events sponsored by the ACRL Diversity Alliance.
The position requires a three year commitment to begin ideally no later than August 2017.
Qualifications
Required
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution awarded no more than 24 months previously.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment and to adapt to varying work styles.
Demonstrated interest in academic librarianship.
Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate.
Preferred
Experience with or coursework on cataloging and/or metadata creation.
Experience with or coursework on government information.
Experience with digital libraries.
Demonstrated commitment to serving underrepresented populations.
Salary and Benefits
The salary range is $53,000 – $55,000. Compensation packet will also include insurance benefits and professional development funds.
To Apply
Please provide letter of application, curriculum vita, and three reference contacts (names, email addresses, and phone numbers). Application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/41932. Inquiries about the position should be made to the Search Committee Chair, Ms. Renna Redd, rennar@clemson.edu. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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