W&M Libraries Mosaic Diversity Fellowships
Position InformationPosition Information Present Position Number H0271W Role Code Title Library Specialist I Position Title W&M Libraries Mosaic Diversity Fellowships Position Summary
According to recent reports, academic libraries have struggled to ensure representative numbers of library employees of color, finding that 71 percent of staff in U.S. academic libraries identify as white, (Schonfeld, R. Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: Members of the Association of Research Libraries. August 2017.) In response to this report, W&M Libraries developed the Mosaic Diversity Program, which provides valuable, paid library work experience to recent graduates interested in exploring library careers. Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Selected individual(s) will be matched with a library project that appeals to their interest and skill set. The fellowship program also includes mentorship and programming around topics including diversity and inclusion, librarianship, and issues in higher education. Please visit our website for full program details: https://libraries.wm.edu/mosaic/.Required Qualifications
Recent graduate of a 4-year institution of higher education in Virginia.Preferred Qualifications
•Expressed interest in diversity and inclusion.
•Stated interest in libraries and/or library careers.
•Strong communication skills.
•Ability to work independently, and also as part of a team.
•Willingness to learn, ask questions, and seek solutions.
U05 Job Open Date 02/01/2019 Review Begin Date Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Employment Category Hourly Position Term 12-Month Special Application Instructions Conditions of Employment:
•Restricted position: One year term; approximate dates are August 2019 – August 2020 with some flexibility on start/end dates. Up to 1499 hours for the year term (average 29 hours per week).
•All hourly employees are subject to the limitations of the Virginia Manpower Control Program and total hours worked may not exceed, on average, 29 hours per week, over the course of a twelve month period beginning May 1 each year.
•This is a non-exempt position, eligible to receive overtime in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. This position may be subject to overtime during high peak times, etc. as directed and approved by the supervisor.
The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.Background Check Statement
The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.Supplemental Question
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