Mary P. Key Diversity Residency

Shape a successful career in research librarianship

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The Ohio State University Libraries’ Mary P. Key Diversity Residency Program is a three-year residency designed to fuel professional growth and development of librarians launching their careers. The program exposes incumbents to specialties and services within a modern academic research library ranked one of the nation’s top 10 public university libraries. Residents engage in impactful experiences that actively contribute to advancing our strategic plan which includes a commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice at OSU Libraries and in the library profession. We encourage residents to participate in, and provide the requisite funding and schedule flexibility to attend selected workshops, conferences, and committees to help residents develop a robust portfolio of engagement at the start of their library career.

We plan to select two new residents through this application process. Opportunities are available at this time for candidates to gain skills and experience in one of the following areas of focus:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Science Librarianship
  • Area Studies

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About the Appointment:

This is a full-time, three-year term visiting faculty position (non-tenure track).  As a Visiting Faculty member, the resident is strongly encouraged to engage in professional research and publication. The Resident will provide a faculty annual report as well as periodic reports to track progress on established objectives. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience but no less than $52,000 and is paired with an excellent total rewards package including some relocation support. For a summary of benefits, see:

Application Process Information:

A cover letter is required for consideration. Applicants should specifically include a narrative in the cover letter that addresses their interest in the position, summarizes their relevant experience, and highlights their commitment to advancing equity, diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice.  If you have a preference for a specific area of focus (listed above) please also note that in your narrative.

Please send all application materials (cover letter, CV, and references) to  Brittany Steingass at Include the position title in the subject field. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by February 24, 2019.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance


The Ohio State University is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.