The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the USC Libraries and the L.A. as Subject research alliance a grant to develop a residency program that will support archival education. The grant is part of the IMLS Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian program, which funds training of early career librarians to manage emerging challenges in libraries and librarianship.
The LAAS Residency Program will provide an opportunity for Residents to gain experience with different aspects of the archive professions by working on specific projects with different LAAS members through a rotating schedule. Each Resident will be paired with one Home Institution and then rotate to three other Rotating Institutions.
This is a two-year grant project that will host 3 Residents per year. The Autry, Cal State University Northridge, and USC Libraries will each host and mentor one Resident per year and serve as the home institutions.
Responsibilities and Requirements for Rotating Institutions:
Project Applications are due September 30, 2015, and will be reviewed by the Project Management Committee. Successful applicants will be notified by Decembr 1, 2015.
Please email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject "LAAS Residency Program application."
L.A. as Subject Residency Program: Applications now closed.
The Autry National Center Libraries and Archives, the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Libraries, and the USC Libraries will each host and mentor a Resident Archivist for an initial three-month supervised archival project, followed by three, three-month rotations at L.A. as Subject member archive sites, applying archival standards and practices to make local collections accessible.
A total of three Residents will be hired.
Appointments are for one year only.
$41,600 anticipated hiring maximum, plus benefits
Candidates will apply directly to the Autry, CSUN Libraries, and/or USC Libraries, Please see direct links to each job announcement below.
Applications are due June 26, 2015.