Diversity Resident Librarian – UNC Greensboro – Greensboro, NC

Position Number:
Functional Title:
Diversity Resident Librarian
Position Type:
Non-Tenure Stream
Position Eclass:
L1 – 12 Month Librarians; LeaveEarn

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellnessvisual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

A wide range of student and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries’ integral role in the community. As an essential component of education and research at UNC Greensboro, University Libraries offer access to more than four million print and digital items along with innovative programs, support services, and expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. For additional information, please visit library.uncg.edu.

Position Summary:

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries is pleased to invite applications from early career librarians for our seventh Diversity Resident Librarian. The library residency program is intended to offer an opportunity for entry-level librarians with an interest in academic libraries to begin their professional careers and acquire core competencies and skills in research, scholarship, and instruction. The program allows the Resident the opportunity to work in up to three departments or functional areas to explore services and technologies and collaborate on projects. This program is flexible by design and will be developed to balance the Resident’s individual goals and interests with the Libraries’ needs. As members of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, we are committed to “increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups” through this residency program.

As a minority-serving institution with a history as a women’s college, UNC Greensboro takes pride in providing access and opportunity to individuals from underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. Our campus community is comprised of people from across a panoply of ethnicities, racial backgrounds, religions, ability status, socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation status, sexuality, and gender identities. In addition to growing our student body, UNC Greensboro’s faculty of color have nearly doubled from 2015-2020. Jackson Library is a committed campus partner in UNC Greensboro’s goal to increase the diversity of our faculty, staff, students, and program offerings, in order to create a more diverse and inclusive culture.

This residency rotates you through different departments of your choice. An ability to adapt to varying work styles is highly desired; this program is designed around an employee working in several departments within the library. The goal is to provide the training and experience to influence the profession through the education of early career librarians for preparation for the workplace.

The resident needs a demonstrated commitment to personal and professional improvement in cultural diversity competence, and to the principles of equity and justice in serving underrepresented populations. Residents are welcome to bring personal experience narratives, college coursework, and other methods of addressing this commitment.

For more in-depth information about the residency position, please visit the Libraries’ website: https://library.uncg.edu/info/diversity/residency_program.aspx

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS, awarded no later than September, 2021.
  • A candidate must be authorized to work in the United States for the full duration of the program, which is expected to be two years, with an optional third year if desired.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • We understand that early career professionals, particularly during this time of uncertainty and precarity due to the global pandemic, may not have as many opportunities for experiences that speak to your interests or that there may be gaps in your CV. If this position sounds good to you, please don’t allow fear of not having traditional library or professional experience get in the way of applying.
  • UNC Greensboro Libraries embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

Tenure Status:  Not on Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range: $50,000

Org #-Department:  University Libraries – 11601

Job Open Date:  07/07/2021

For Best Consideration Date: 08/02/2021

Closing Date: 10/7/2021

About Melody Rood

Student Success & Open Education Librarian / Assistant Professor at UNC-Greensboro