The William H. Hannon Library is currently looking for a Librarian-in-Residence to join our team. This two-year position offers an entry-level librarian an opportunity to begin a career in academic librarianship. The program reflects the library’s and university’s commitment to achieving inclusive excellence and ethnic and racial diversity among our staff, including our librarians. The Resident will receive the full advantage of a librarian appointment, including financial support for professional development, plus mentorship and the opportunity to learn about specialization within the profession.
Position Specific Responsibilities
- Provide reference service to the patrons of the William H. Hannon Library, including students, faculty, LMU staff, and outside community members.
- Provide library instruction to LMU students, both to individuals at the Information Desk and to groups via subject lectures and general library orientations.
- Other specific duties will vary, depending upon the functional areas in which the incumbent serves, but may include:
- Catalog library materials on a national database, adapting copies from other institutions and contributing original records as necessary.
- Create metadata for digital projects according to best practice guidelines.
- Prepare collections guides for archival or special collections.
- Assist in the development of outreach activities and materials.
- Participate in professional responsibilities as required, including collection development and library liaison responsibilities for selected subject areas, and library and university committee work.
- Maintain current awareness of trends and standards in library and information services.
- Represent LMU within the library community and at professional organizations or associations, and serve on committees as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Experience and Qualifications
- Less than two years of professional library experience.
- Demonstrated interest in academic librarianship and commitment to professional development and service.
- Exemplary oral, written, and presentation communication skills.
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable to a variety of work environments.
- Commitment to diversity.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
Typically an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of professional practice.
For more information and to apply, please go to the LMU Jobs portal.