Atkins Fellow - Global Engagement

Position Information

General Information

Position Number STMP15
Working Title Atkins Fellow - Global Engagement
Division Academic Affairs
Department Library (Adm)
Work Unit Library Public Services
Work Location Atkins Library
Vacancy Open To All Candidates
Position Designation Non-Student Temporary
Employment Type Temporary - Full-time
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday to Friday: Generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM depending on Library schedule

Pay Rate $15.00 per hour
Minimum Experience/Education

Applicants must have completed 24 credits (or two full semesters of work) toward a Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
  • Research skills
  • Survey design experience
  • Course development/Instruction experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Duties and Responsibilities

Working with the Education Librarian, the Global Engagement fellow will discover how academic librarians have participated in global engagement on campuses across the United States. The fellow will investigate examples of libraries collaborating with Offices of International Programs for campus programming, as well as potential connections between information literacy instruction and global engagement/global citizenship. Additionally, the fellow will explore study abroad course syllabi in an effort to determine potential collaborative opportunities in global engagement and study abroad projects between librarians and instructors. Based on these findings, the fellow will make recommendations and create materials to connect the library with global engagement and study abroad projects — possibly to include research guides, collections, and instructional materials. Candidates with study abroad interest and/or experience are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct literature review on academic librarians and global engagement
  • Discover Study Abroad programs featuring academic librarians across the United States and compare/contrast programs
  • Survey current and past academic librarians about their experiences with global engagement and study abroad
  • Recommend collection development areas and strategies, library events and programming, and activities or assignments for research instruction that are tied to global engagement
  • Create infographic to report results of research
  • With the Education Librarian, design a study abroad course that incorporates research methods and literature
Other Work/Responsibilities

Attend professional development workshops as scheduled throughout the program

Necessary Licenses or Certifications
Proposed Hire Date 05/21/2018
Expected Length of Assignment 11 weeks (final day is August 3, 2018)
Posting Open Date 12/05/2017
Posting Close Date 02/28/2018
Special Notes to Applicants

Applications submitted by February 2, 2018 will receive first consideration.
To learn more about the Atkins Fellows program, visit

Campus housing is available from Sunday, May 20 to Saturday, August 4.

Participants in the program who wish to live in campus housing will need to complete a separate application after being selected for the program.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

  • These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and professional experience.

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application.

  • Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

*Full-time temporary positions do not offer leave accrual (paid time off), or retirement entitlement (state service) benefits.

However, full-time temporary employees are eligible to participate in a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).

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Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. Please describe your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience you have that qualifies you for this position.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Contact Information for References
  2. Other Document