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NC State University Libraries Fellows, 2022–2025

NC State University Libraries Fellows, 2022–2025

NC State University Libraries Job Location: North Carolina Date Created: 09-15-2021

The NC State University Libraries Fellows Program 

The NC State University Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a three-year term from July 2022 through June 2025. An alternative option for either January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded between December 2020 and September 2022.

To learn more about the Fellows Program, please visit our website at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows.

Why choose the NC State University Libraries for your first professional position?

The Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to an innovative initiative of strategic importance. In addition to a competitive salary, the Fellows receive a generous professional development stipend of $3,000 per year. The success of the Program is illustrated by the success of its graduates. Since its inception in 1999, 91 Fellows have completed the Program. Ninety-five percent of Fellows have been offered academic positions or have entered doctoral programs upon completion of the Program. Many former Fellows, including six named as Library Journal Movers and Shakers, are recognized as leaders in the field, adding to the reputation of the Program as a training ground for library trailblazers. 

What do Libraries Fellows work on?

The NC State University Libraries is well known for its digital research and learning initiatives, technological advances such as immersive visualization, support for open scholarship, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, public engagement with research, and commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion -- all of which help to redefine the future of librarianship. We seek out candidates with interests and aptitudes in these areas, and Fellows’ assignments reflect these areas of focus. Fellows perform as entry-level librarians with their time during the first 18 months being divided between a home department and an initiative of strategic importance in another area. The second 18 months will typically focus on areas that have emerged over the course of the Fellowship, taking into consideration both the Libraries’ needs and the professional interests and goals of the Fellow. The Libraries recognizes that self-determination is an important consideration in a Fellowship experience like this. During the interview process, candidates learn about the Libraries' departments and initiatives. They are given the opportunity to indicate their preferences for department and initiative assignments, and those preferences are considered in determining their placements.


The Libraries seeks a diverse pool of applicants with ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded between December 2020 and September 2022.The salary for this position is $65,000 annually. Review of applications is underway; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.

The Libraries will be flexible during this time and will conduct most or all of this search remotely. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/ehra/nc-state-university-libraries-fellows-2022-2025

AA/OEO. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

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