This three-year Library Residency program is designed to provide an early-career librarian from an underrepresented group the opportunity for rapid professional growth while bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to Towson University Libraries. The first two years of the program will be dedicated to orientation to the profession of academic librarianship and development of projects and experience in departments throughout the library including Research and Instruction, Content Management, Special Collections & University Archives, Library Information Technology, Library Advancement and Assessment, and Access Services. In the final year of the program the Resident will specialize in their chosen area(s) and work on a capstone project suited to their professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with a mentor, to develop, complete, and report research or creative work at a conference or as a publication. The Resident will serve on library and university committees and participate in professional organizations. The Resident Librarian will benefit from formal and informal mentorship, funding and encouragement of professional development, and a focus on career planning. Towson University Libraries Residency program is part of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
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