Library resident @ Clemson Libraries

Clemson Libraries seeks two collaborative and inclusive library degree holders who are looking for their first professional academic librarian position to participate in a three-year residency program. Clemson University is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, and the purpose of the Library Residents Program is to increase the number of talented and qualified professional librarians from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The residency is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track temporary lecturer position. Job duties will be at a professional level appropriate to a faculty librarian position and various benefit plans are available, along with annual leave, sick leave, and paid holidays. It is designed to match your professional interests and goals with the service and strategic priorities of the Libraries outlined in the Clemson Libraries Strategic Plan. You will have the opportunity to tailor the residency and develop goals according to your professional interests. The residency features orientation to multiple areas of academic librarianship at a research university and completion of at least two major projects, resulting in a diverse portfolio of activities. The Program provides a focus area (home division) based on your interests, which will be supplemented with project-based opportunities in other areas of librarianship. Clemson Libraries is currently undergoing a reorganization to meet the needs of an R1 institution. This will provide you with opportunities to experience new workflows and services in a dynamic library environment. You will also benefit from strong mentorship, committee service, and generous support for professional development and attendance at meetings and conferences. The minimum salary for the position is $58,410 and will be based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The Library Resident will receive additional financial support to attend ACRL Diversity Alliance conferences and events.

A qualified candidate for this role will have a recent MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (proof of degree completion needed at the time of appointment), excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Consideration will also be given to those seeking to transition from a non-academic or non-faculty library position to academic librarianship with an earlier degree completion date.

Clemson University is a major land-grant, science and engineering-oriented university and has the highest Carnegie research designation (Very High, R1). It is also an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.

Application Process

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: . Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Applications received by March 31st, 2022, will be guaranteed consideration.