Instruction and Online Learning Resident Librarian (2 years) -Durango, CO

From an email:

Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, invites applications for the position of Instruction and Online Learning Resident Librarian at John F. Reed Library. Our new residency program offers a two-year, salaried staff librarian position with robust mentoring and professional development components.

As a majority-minority serving institution, we are committed to providing early career opportunities to members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and strongly encourage those members to apply!

Below are some quick answers to questions you may have about the position:

What does the diversity residency entail?

In their first year, the resident will be mentored by the program coordinator in information literacy and online instruction and by the library director and other librarians in foundational skills in academic librarianship, such as collection development, liaison work and reference. In their second year, the resident will oversee the library’s instruction program and lead in the creation of digital learning objects in support of students in online environments, along with performing liaison and reference duties, giving the resident the opportunity to gain a wide breadth of experience in academic libraries.

To view the full position description and to apply, please visit:—Online-Learning-Resident-Librarian_JR1191

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a colleague who will have a passion for working with diverse students in a teaching and learning environment, interest in instructional technology, and a desire to develop as an information literacy instructor. We are accepting applications from those who graduate from an ALA-accredited program within the last three years, or with an expected graduation date before December 31, 2023.. The date of hire must be after degree completion.

What’s unique about Fort Lewis College?
Fort Lewis College is a minority-serving institution committed to accessible and high quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, 45% of whom are Native American and Alaska Native representing over 180 tribes and Alaskan villages, and 13% of whom are Latinx. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest.

Where is Durango? I’ve never heard of it…
Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, Dallas, and Los Angeles.

I still have questions, who do I contact?

Feel free to reach out to Rosalinda Linares-Gray, Residency Coordinator & Collections & Research Services Librarian at [email protected].