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Diversity Resident Librarian (Assistant Librarian), University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX


As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, UT Libraries is pleased to offer this three-year academic librarian position for an early-career librarian or archivist from a historically underrepresented community. The residency program will provide specialized training, continuing education, and mentorship based on the resident’s professional interests and goals. The wide range of work experience gained through this position will enable the resident to build essential skills and assist with career planning. The resident will receive $4,500 in dedicated professional development funds to be used during this three-year position. The resident will enrich UT Libraries by bringing in new ideas and perspectives and support UT Libraries commitment to build a diverse workforce and foster diversity in the profession. 

Applications close at midnight on Monday, May 30th.


·         Development of the rotation plan and completion of project work assigned in each rotation. 

·         Learning, observation, and inquiry to gain a broad and deep understanding of how academic research libraries and archives operate. 

·         Professional development and skill-building 

·         Professional service via participation in professional library, archives, and scholarly organizations and UT Libraries committees.  

Program Structure: 

A rotation plan for the first year will be collaboratively developed during orientation and will include rotating through at least two Libraries’ units or areas, with opportunities for shorter observations in additional units. In the second year, the resident will focus on one select area, deepening their skills and developing specialized experience through contribution to project and initiatives within that area of focus. In the third year, the resident will receive mentorship and support in career development and complete a culminating project. 

Example rotation areas could include: 

·         Library instruction and pedagogy 

·         Special collections, rare books, and archives 

·         Subject liaison librarianship and collection development 

·         Digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and data management 

·         Assessment and planning 

·         Collections acquisitions and licensing 

·         Digitization and preservation 

·         Metadata and cataloging 

A detailed menu of rotation options will be shared with the resident during orientation. 

Salary: $50,000+ depending on experience

How to Apply:

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