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Pauline A. Young Residency

About the Program

The Pauline A. Young Residency offers professional experience in a technology-rich, academic research library setting to recent graduates of ALA-accredited master degree programs. 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 2014-2016 Residency features work in the Manuscripts and Archives Department, which in collaboration with the Special Collections Department, provides an active exhibition program, several ongoing Web-related activities, including online finding aids for manuscript and archival collections, online exhibits, a blog, digitization of selected collections, and support for interdisciplinary digital humanities projects. See the 2014-2016 Pauline A. Young Residency position announcement for the full description and application information.

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.



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. Specific qualifications related to the Manuscripts and Archives assignment are noted in the 2014-2016 Pauline A. Young Residency position announcement.

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: 22 vacation 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. Please see University Benefits for more information. 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.