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Lecturer- Library Faculty Fellow

Posted by: Renna Redd

Posted date: 2017-May-15

Location: Clemson University

Clemson University Libraries seeks a candidate for its Library Faculty Fellows Program. This three-year visiting faculty position provides an opportunity for recent graduates from underrepresented groups to gain professional experience as an academic librarian in a supportive and collegial environment. This program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Fellow as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library, and to encourage the involvement of diverse populations in academic librarianship. The successful candidate will primarily work with two teams within the Libraries: Library Technology and Government Documents, to acquire core competencies and skills in open government data, collection management, and metadata and digital media projects.

This position will be supervised by the Head of Library Technology. Clemson Libraries is an active participant in the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP) as a Center of Excellence through which the library actively curates material from the U. S. National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. Clemson also directly partners with the National Park Service to support the Open Parks Network, a comprehensive digital repository of over 350,000 cultural heritage items from the archives of more than 20 national park sites, in addition to 1.5 million pages of government documents housed in Clemson Libraries.

Working with the Government Documents team, the Library Fellow will identify areas of potential acquisition, create catalog records for material, and contribute to the CFDP gap analysis database. Working with Library Technology and the Open Parks Network team, the Library Fellow will work hands-on to oversee a digital project, including: digitization, metadata creation and manipulation, and online publishing. The Fellow will identify National Park Service items in the Clemson Government Documents Collection that are eligible for digitization and work to bring those materials online. The Open Parks Network team has various other projects to which the Fellow can be assigned. The Fellow may also propose new projects to develop based on their own research interests.

As a member of the university faculty, the Library Fellow will benefit from immediate opportunities in scholarly and professional development; library faculty governance; and service on library, university, and ad-hoc committees. The Library Fellows Committee will act as mentors for the successful candidate to provide guidance and insight into the tenure and review process as well as the expectations of a library faculty member to benefit their future professional growth through professional effectiveness, research, scholarship, and service. By the end of their appointment, the candidate will be expected to develop a presentation, poster session, and/or paper on a project fulfilled during the Fellowship. The Fellow will be provided with a professional development stipend, as well as paid travel to relevant conferences, meetings, and events sponsored by the ACRL Diversity Alliance. The position requires a three year commitment to begin ideally no later than August 2017. The salary range is $53,000 - $55,000. Compensation packets will also include insurance benefits and professional development funds.
Job Title Lecturer- Library Faculty Fellow
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Clemson University
Salary 53,000-55,000
Certification Required? No
City Clemson
State SC
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution awarded no more than 24 months previously Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment and to adapt to varying work styles Demonstrated interest in academic librarianship Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate. Preferred Experience with or coursework on cataloging and/or metadata creation Experience with or coursework on government information Experience with digital libraries Demonstrated commitment to serving underrepresented populations.
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