Library Diversity Fellow

Position Description:

The appointee shall provide services as assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the university's missions and goals of teaching, research, patient care, outreach and public service.

The Library Diversity Fellow will collaborate with library leadership and colleagues to develop a two-year program that will provide broad exposure to the work of academic librarianship. The program will include on-boarding, mentoring, scholarship and service, as well as practical experience in selected areas of the library.

Librarians at OHSU hold non-tenured faculty appointments;this position will be filled at Instructor rank.  All librarians are members of the Library Faculty Assembly.  Faculty rank, salary, benefits, and professional development opportunities are commensurate with entry level library faculty appointments at OHSU.  OHSU is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. To learn more about diversity initiatives at OHSU, please visit the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at

The duties of this position:

In the first year of the program, the Fellow will develop skills in library instruction, collaborating with colleagues to teach information literacy to health sciences students and professionals.  Both years of the residency will provide opportunities to rotate through other operational areas of the library, which could include collection development, systems, digital collections and repositories, research data management, and special collections. In the second year, the Fellow will develop and complete a capstone project, with the prospect of presenting original research at a conference or in an academic journal.  The Fellow will participate in ACRL Diversity Alliance events and activities, and engage in professional service and scholarship.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program conferred by August 2018, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Early career, up to and including 2 years of post-MLIS or post-graduate experience
  • Demonstrated interest in a career in academic or health sciences librarianship
  • Demonstrated experience working both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines/work under tight timelines
  • Ability to work with diverse communities to meet ever-changing needs
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarianship and the university community

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with reference, training, teaching, instruction, or equivalent front-line services
  • Ability to adapt one's approach to most effectively meet user needs
  • Ability to contribute service and scholarship to the profession
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to a highly technological environment.
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

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