University of Delaware Library
The Pauline A. Young Residency offers recent recipients of a graduate library degree professional experience in a technology-rich, academic research library setting. The two-year residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the University of Delaware Library. The 2010-2012 Residency features work in the Student Multimedia Design Center, a state-of-the-art multimedia facility with two instructional classrooms, four digital video studios, and more than 80 computers for individual and collaborative student use. The Center provides multi-level editing equipment and software, SMART boards to rehearse presentations, and more than 145 kits, such as video camera kits, for circulation.
The purpose of the residency is to increase the diversity of professional staff at the Library and to encourage the involvement of under-represented racial and ethnic minorities in academic librarianship. The residency forms one part of the Library's affirmative action plan and reflects the University of Delaware's strong commitment to affirmative action.
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The University of Delaware Library seeks energetic, self-directed individuals interested in developing a career in academic librarianship. To qualify, applicants must have a recent graduate degree from an ALA-accredited program, previous public service experience, interest in multimedia technologies and instruction, strong written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently as well as the ability to work closely with colleagues and library users from diverse backgrounds. Members of under-represented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.
Salary and Benefits
The resident receives annual compensation at the level of Affiliate Assistant Librarian. Benefits include: vacation of 22 working days; liberal sick leave; generous flexible benefits program; TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University; and tuition remission for dependents and course fee waiver for employee. University benefits brochure available at http://www.udel.edu/hr/Benefits_09_web.pdf. The Residency also provides both formal and informal mentoring opportunities along with travel support to attend conferences and professional meetings. Relocation assistance will be provided. This is a nonrenewable two-year appointment. The resident will be eligible to apply for available continuing positions in the University of Delaware Library.