ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL, ACRL_RIG
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Are you looking to uplift the next generation of librarians through mentorship and meaningful employment for early career librarians? This program presented by ACRL’s Residency Interest Group will bring together residency coordinators and both current and former residents to discuss what makes a library residency successful for both the resident and institution. The library residency roadmap will demystify how to start a successful library residency program at your library. The session will cover tips for developing the position description, securing funding, the search process, what to expect of residents, and defining success.
Library residencies are found in all types of libraries: from federal and academic libraries to public and special libraries. The Diversity Alliance has been successful in filling diversity residency positions, but many other types of residencies, fellowships, and term appointments also exist for recent MLIS graduates with technical expertise or subject knowledge. The program will guide attendees in formulating ideas for funding and types of residencies that will be successful at their institutions.