Resident Librarian

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Resident Librarian

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: University of Virginia Library

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-13-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia Library invites applications from early career librarians for our three-year Resident Librarians program. The program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
The University of Virginia Libraries has an annual budget of about $38 million, with more than 5 million books in open and closed stacks, over half a million ebooks, more than 200,000 electronic journal subscriptions, and 20 million artifacts in the Harrison Small Special Collections Libraries. We remain a pioneer in digital humanities, and are home to the Scholars' Lab, which debuted a decade ago and continues a source of innovation and rich discovery. Neatline, Blacklight, Praxis, Spatial Humanities and other programs, tools, and concepts influential in the digital humanities were born here. We have a long history of collaboration with other institutions on projects that include Fedora (the repository platform), Academic Preservation Trust, the Virtual Library of Virginia, ARL, and SPARC.
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Residency: Residents will have professional opportunities in areas of the Library and affiliated organizations including but not limited to Scholarly Communication, Special Collections, Preservation, and Scholar's Lab for Digital Humanities, IT, User Experience, Library Services, Content & Acquisitions, and the Data Science Institute. Each resident is expected to shape the residency to his or her interest, and design and deliver a capstone project as part of this three-year appointment.

Deadlines: The application period will open August 30, 2017 and close on December 15, 2017 with a July 1, 2018 start date.
For information, please contact Phylissa Mitchell at

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidates must have excellent communication skills, ability to plan and manage projects, and an ability to work creatively and collaboratively. General knowledge of print and digital resources through coursework, pre-professional or professional experience is expected. Candidate must be committed to working with students and faculty at a research university.

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