Ames, IA: Residency Librarian, Iowa State University

The Iowa State University Library offers early-career librarians an opportunity to gain professional experience and mentoring through its library residency program. The purpose of the residency program is to attract early-career librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups to successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in a selected field of academic librarianship; introductory work experience in at least two other areas of academic librarianship; an introduction to academic library administration; and experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. Those with interests in digital scholarship and initiatives, library instruction, or special collections and university archives are encouraged to apply.

Iowa State University is a premier land grant university, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. The University Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR). The library is home to the required-for-graduation Library 160 course that has been in existence for over 100 years; robust collections in animal science, material science, plant science, veterinary medicine, agriculture, and landscape architecture; an extensive collection of rare botanical and natural history books; the women in science and engineering archives; and a rapidly growing, highly used digital repository.

For more information about the residency program:

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions:, posting number 70019P.

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email



About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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