The Kelvin Smith Library of Case Western Reserve University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is seeking to foster and support the growth and development of new librarians and archivists from historically underrepresented groups through the Library Diversity Fellowship. The team to which the librarian will be assigned permanently will be based upon the interests of the employee. This is a three-year term position.
The Diversity Fellowship is intended for recent graduates who seek an opportunity to learn in-depth about academic libraries and to develop competencies and skills in the employee’s chosen area of interest regarding research, scholarship, and instruction. The program allows the three-year term librarian the unique opportunity to work with and in the different library teams to explore new information technologies and user centered services, and to collaborate on projects in a supportive and rewarding work environment. A flexible program will be developed to balance the three-year term librarian’s professional goals. The Kelvin Smith Library will provide mentoring, specialized training, and full participation in the assigned team and on library special projects, task forces, and committees.
qualifications Successful completion of an American Libraries Association (ALA) accredited Masters’ program in library or information science, or the equivalent, conferred no earlier than December 2018 and no later than the time of appointment
environment The Kelvin Smith Library is a dynamic, technology-rich, highly collaborative organization and the recipient of the 2019 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. KSL is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), OhioLINK, and CNI. Supported by an endowment, the services of the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship advances research by partnering with scholars and providing expertise on suite of digital scholarship services. Founded in 1826, the University is an internationally recognized private research university serving 5,383 undergraduates and 6,491 graduate students with a full-time faculty of 3,695. Situated in Cleveland’s vibrant University Circle cultural community, CWRU is an integral partner with world-class cultural organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. KSL affiliate libraries include the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.
salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Process The full job description and application information are available at https://employment.case.edu/ps
CWRU Libraries Diversity Statement: The Case Western Reserve University Libraries are deeply committed to achieving racial justice, and promoting a culture of anti-racism, inclusion, equity, and diversity, so all people are welcome, heard, empowered, and valued.
Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.