The Resident Librarian program provides librarians transitioning from graduate study to professional practice an opportunity to gain practical experience and explore potential career options under the mentorship and guidance of experienced library professionals.
Residents are based in the Learning Commons department so they have a home base and a core set of responsibilities. These include reference (in all its forms), outreach programming and liaison services, orientation and group instruction, service on teams and committees, and special projects.
While Resident Librarians’ primary assignment is in the Learning Commons, they usually explore other areas of the library through job shadowing, co-teaching, special projects, and short-term assignments based on individual interests.
Resident librarians receive financial support for professional development and conference attendance. They may also receive funding for participation in programs designed to support and educate early career and/or librarians from underrepresented populations. The library’s mentoring program facilitates pairing Resident Librarians with a mentor to further assist with networking, career development, and other aspects of professional life.
The SU Libraries will post Resident Librarian vacancies on the Syracuse University job opportunities site. Candidates must submit their applications there, as the Libraries do not receive applications directly.
For more information about the program, feel free to contact Lesley Pease, Head of the Learning Commons.