Resident Diversity Librarian for Research and Learning

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TitleResident Diversity Librarian for Research and LearningHiring Range$42,441.00 - $50,929.00+ (Grade 8, Exempt) Depending on QualificationsDepartmentLibraryPosting NumberS00405Exempt or Non ExemptExemptReports toDigital Pedagogy and Scholarship TechnologistFull or Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Months12 MonthsWork Schedule

The College observes a 40-hour work week.
This position generally requires a weekday 8:00-5:00 schedule, with the expectation that some scheduling adjustments will be necessary to accommodate evening and weekend requirements.

Position End Date (if temporary) Position Summary Information

Basic Function

Guilford College seeks a creative, innovative, and collaborative librarian within the first year of degree completion, to engage in a dynamic three-year fellowship. The ideal candidate holds a strong commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups, and will be effective in fostering dialogue and learning opportunities across all segments of the college community. The Resident Diversity Librarian for Research and Learning will contribute to teaching, learning, and research through sustainable, strategic partnerships, and will collaborate with colleagues to develop responsive and scalable resources that support campus-wide retention efforts, particularly for those focused on first-generation or underrepresented students, as well as students in need.

As a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, Guilford College will afford the Resident the opportunity to network and participate within a broader community of higher education professionals. This will distinctively support the Resident’s aspirations in areas such as professional engagement, scholarly communications, and leadership development.

This three-year appointment will support this librarian’s engagement in professional scholarly activities, including attendance at national and regional conferences, as deemed appropriate to furthering professional development and networking.

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Summary: The Resident Diversity Librarian contributes vitally to the blended services of Hege Library and Learning Technologies in the development of diverse, strategic, and enduring experiences that support student success and persistence to graduation. The Resident is a member of the Research and Educational Services (RES) team, which is devoted to the advancement of all aspects of teaching, learning, and research support within the blended Hege Library and Learning Technologies service. The residency will support teaching, learning, and research initiatives by designing, developing and delivering in-person course-related library instruction sessions. This librarian works with teaching faculty and staff to integrate into curriculum meaningful information literacy activities and general and course-specific library instruction materials such as online learning objects and instructional modules that support information and digital literacies.

The Resident will focus on outreach and retention for ensuring effective research and learning services to underserved student constituencies, for fostering a sense of agency among all students, and for empowering all students as researchers and scholars. The individual in this position performs the duties and responsibilities of this role at all times in a fashion that supports the college’s commitment to creating an inclusive institution of academic excellence where a variety of persons and perspectives are welcome, as well as to providing an environment where students from all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, abilities, and backgrounds may succeed.

Position Description: Under the guidance and leadership of the Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Technologist, the Resident Diversity Librarian for Research and Learning works to ensure meaningful alignment of faculty, staff, and student development for the effective coordinated support of teaching, learning, and research.

This librarian partners within Library and Learning Technologies for the support of an integrative and developmental approach to information and digital literacy, creative exploitation of teaching and learning technologies, and knowledgeable application of principles of instructional design and assessment, Further, this librarian specifically supports the First Year Experience for ensuring that foundational information literacies and digital competencies are embedded into the curriculum.

Working closely within the Library and through the College’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, the Resident Diversity Librarian also supports the planning and conducting of strategic assessments of library services’ effectiveness and the development of student information and digital literacy competencies. As such, this librarian serves as an ad hoc member of the Assessment Committee.

Integral to the position as a diversity residency is participation in the work of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and ongoing liaison with the Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC). The Resident Diversity Librarian will support staff and faculty research and instructional goals as they relate to inclusive pedagogy and inclusive practices. This librarian also will support the implementation of the Ethical Leadership program and its initiatives on campus, for example in assisting students with conducting ethical identity-based research.

Over the course of their residency, this librarian will:
●work through the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness for devising an assessment strategy specific to first year curriculum, as this lays the foundations for the development of students’ information literacy and digital competencies;
●support the development of goals for accomplishing the vision for Ethical Leadership as a premier program, including consideration of ways in which RES and IEC efforts might be distinctively coordinated for the enhancement of the First Year Experience;
●support the Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship Technologist in developing online and face-to-face experiences for strengthening first year curriculum instructors’ information literacy and digital competencies;
●develop LibGuide resources gathering identity-based scholarly materials, including discipline-specific scholarly content based on various social identities, that will serve as a resource for faculty, staff, and students.
Other responsibilities include:
●Participation in the Library Liaison Program as a member of Hege’s Librarians’ Council in furthering professional services and programs, faculty partnerships, and the continued dynamic growth of the library’s physical, virtual, and special collections. As a faculty liaison, the Research and Learning Resident Librarian engages with faculty and students in assigned subject areas, providing library instruction and individual consultations supporting student research and creative endeavors; contributes to the development of library collections; and promotes the effective use of subject-specific information resources utilizing current technologies. Participation in the faculty governance process through attendance at faculty meetings and participation in other functions of the faculty as deemed appropriate and useful;
●Other service to the College community as may be required and/or compatible with the professional responsibilities of the residency.

Expected professional development outcomes: By the conclusion of the residency, this librarian will have gained insights, expertise. and knowledge to work across academic programs and disciplines to support the development of a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as this relates to interdisciplinary research and learning. Focus on first year curriculum development will afford the Resident a unique opportunity to evidence a professional portfolio grounded in the ability to design an integrative and inclusive pedagogical strategy for achieving foundational information literacy and digital competencies learning outcomes among first year students. Working within a blended library and technology environment will provide this librarian with a unique opportunity to develop a blended perspective of services operating at the intersection of librarianship, academic technologies, and Guilford’s unique liberal arts educational experience as exemplified by The Guilford Edge.

Minimum Qualifications

●MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school; alternately, in possession of a relevant advanced degree and within one year of completion of the library master’s program;
●Demonstrated interest and engagement in information an digital literacies, and instructional design;
●Demonstrated interest and engagement in academic library assessment, in developing assessment tools, and in administering assessment in both physical and virtual environments;
●Understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and of current trends and developments in furthering and assessing information and digital literacy competencies in an undergraduate liberal arts education environment;
●Demonstrated potential for competency and effectiveness in conducting face-to-face library instruction;
●Familiarity and/or interest in gaining facility with production tools (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Audacity, and Camtasia).
●Ability to provide advanced research assistance and consultation in one or more subject areas;
●Familiarity with emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including learning management systems.
●Ability to work both independently and in effective partnership with colleagues;
●Exemplary interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;
●Flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, retaining, mentoring and actively engaging with underrepresented and underserved populations both on campus and in the broader community. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with experience developing and utilizing information resources and tools to promote understanding of privilege and oppression among people.

Physical Requirements

Education, planning, development, and communication are essential aspects of this position, which regularly requires both stationary activity and movement throughout the Library and across campus; the effective use of computer hardware and software, and digital media; effective self-expression, discernment, and information exchange; and the ability to engage in observation and perception of situations related to interaction with others in both formal and informal learning settings and collegial gatherings. Occasional movement, transport, positioning, and/or installation of furnishings, equipment, and information resources also may be required.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date05/02/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Letters of reference are optional. Please supply the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of your references – they will be contacted during the interview process.

Review of applications will begin on 5/22/2019.

Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. See our full Statement of Non-Discrimination.

Additional Information

As an institution that is grounded in the relentless pursuit of core values that include equality and justice for all, the College adheres to Title IX and to all other federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education.


Guilford College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation. The prohibition on discrimination applies to any and all educational program or activities that Guilford College operates, including but not limited to admissions policies; educational programs; scholarships, loans, and other financial aid; and athletic and other school-administered programs, services, and activities. The prohibition on discrimination also applies to applicants or employees with respect to employment.


For additional information related to our nondiscrimination and Title IX policies and procedures, visit Guilford College’s online policy library at: https://www.guilford.edu/sites/default/files/2018-09/Employee%20Handbook%202017%20v8_09-27-2018.pdf. If accommodation or assistance is needed in completing this application, contact Human Resources at 336-316-2134 or email us at [email protected].


Guilford College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors and others, and to protecting College assets. Well informed hiring decisions assist in this effort. To accomplish this goal, the College performs background checks on new employees.


About the College: *Founded in 1837 by the Religious Society of Friends
(Quakers), Guilford College is a selective four-year liberal arts college
located on a 335-acre campus in Greensboro, NC. Known for its challenging,
socially engaged programs in the arts, humanities, business, policy, and
sport studies, social sciences, natural science and mathematics, Guilford
is an intentionally diverse, inclusive community where students and faculty
collaborate critically and creatively to address complex issues and
problems with an emphasis on interdisciplinary perspectives.

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Posted: 5/11/2019
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