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Subject:       US - Pauline A. Young Residency - University of Delaware
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Position:      Pauline A. Young Residency

Environment:   The University of Delaware's attractive main campus is located
in a suburban community of 30,000 and is within easy reach of the cultural
resources of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington.  The Universit
of Delaware Library is comprised of the Morris Library and four branch
libraries.  The collections include over 2.2 million volumes, and a strong
collection of electronic resources networked to the University and remotely
accessible to authorized off-campus users.  The University of Delaware
Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for
Resesarch Libraries, PALINET, the Chesapeake Information and Research Library
Alliance (CIRLA), and the Coalition for Networked Information.  More
information about the University of Delaware may be found on its World
Wide Web home page at or on the Library home page at

Description:  This two year residency offers recent MLS graduates a breadth
of professional experience in a  highly automated, academic research libray
setting.  The two year residency is designed to meet both the professional
goals and interests of the resident as well as the service and operational
priorities of the Library.  In the first year of the program the resident
works with librarians in four key areas of the Library, gaining broadly
based experience.  In the second year the resident selects an area of
responsibility that builds on this foundation and furthers his or her
specific professional goals.  The purpose of the residency is to increase
the diversity of the staff at the University of Delaware and to encourage
the involvement of under represented racial and ethnic minorities in
academic Librarianship.  The residency forms one part of the Library's
affirmative action plan and reflects the University of Delaware's strong
commitment to affirmative action.

Qualifications:   The University of Delaware Library seeks energetic,
self-directed individuals interested in developing a career in academic
librarianship.  To qualify, applicants must have a recent graduate
degree from an ALA-accredited program, demonstrate strong written and
oral communication skills, demonstrate the ability to work independently
as well as the ability to work closely with colleagues and library users
from diverse backgrounds.  A willingness to learn and desire for professional
growth is essential.  Members of under represented racial and ethnic groups
are encouraged to apply.

Salary:   The Resident will receive annual compensation at $27,211.

Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. Liberal sick Leave. Generous
flexible benefits program.  TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11%
contributed by the University.  Tuition remission for dependents and
course fee waiver for employee.

To Apply:  Send letter of application, current resume, and the names and
addresses and telephone numbers of three references to Julie Brewer, Associate
Librarian, Library Administrative Services, University of Delaware Library,
Newark, DE 19717-5267.  To ensure consideration applications should be
received by April 15, 1998.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer which encourages
applications from minority groups and women.

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