Program Requirements


Early career – less than 12 months since degree completion.
Recent graduates must have completed coursework and have a degree by the hire date.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.


We will begin accepting applications in February 2023 with a tentative program start date of Summer 2023. Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2023, for full consideration. Interviews will be held through Spring 2023. Finalists will be notified in May 2023. If you have any questions about the application process or program, please contact Somaly Kim Wu, Program Chair, AUL for Administration & Org Development,

HOW TO APPLY:  2023 – 2026 Cohorts

The inaugural program comprises three residency positions in the area of Teaching and Learning, Research Data Services, and Research Engagement. Residents will engage with San Marcos and Round Rock campus centers, departments, colleges, and administrative units to promote University Libraries’ programs and services. Residents will participate in service and scholarship activities as members of the Texas State University Libraries. In addition, residents will have dedicated time for professional learning, mentoring, and other professional development activities as part of the residency program. Applicants should indicate their area of interest in their cover letters.

Applicants should submit:

  • A cover letter describing interest in a residency position and addressing the qualifications. 
  • A complete professional CV and list of three references. 
  • Apply here: 

Select from the following areas of focus:

  • 2023-2026 Residency Areas of Focus

    • This position reports to Jess Williams, Assistant Director for Teaching & Learning 

      The Student Success Librarian will have the opportunity to learn library best practices in supporting student success and to contribute to the department’s holistic approach to open and inclusive co-curricular programming. The Teaching & Learning Team is highly collaborative unit within the Technology Engagement Division, and the Student Success Librarian will have access to enthusiastic colleagues, Alkek One technologies, and support for experimentation and innovation.   

      Projects for this role include:   

      • Developing metaliteracy OER (Open Educational Resources) like digital learning objects, workshops, worksheets, and lesson plans.   
      • Building campus partnerships with student services and academic units.   
      • Contributing to new student success library initiatives like micro-credential creation and a peer-to-peer learning program.   


    • This position reports to Stephanie Towery, Copyright and Open Access Initiatives Librarian.

      The Research Engagement Librarian will have the opportunity to learn about research data, publishing, copyright, and open license services. The person in this role will actively promote and advocate for open-access digital scholarship and best practices to support innovative and sustainable research services. This position specializes in research assessment and impact factors related to copyright and open licenses.

      Projects for this role include:

      • Creation of a library-wide student employee training program that focuses on peer-to-peer learning and student leadership development.  
      • Develop an asynchronous Canvas training course as well as scaffolding for a peer-to-peer instruction and mentoring program combining in person on the job training for all UL student employees. 
      • Organize and host events that promote open access of scholarly work and will connect the community to the functional specialist and librarians in Copyright and Open Licensing, Research Data Services, and Teaching & Learning.


    • This position reports to Laura Waugh, Assistant Director for Research Data Services. 

      The Institutional Repository Librarian will have the opportunity to learn workflows and processes in DSpace (version 7) including uploading new submissions, creating metadata records, and processing materials to digital preservation. This position specializes in assisting researchers across the university with submissions to the institutional repository and collaborating with partners to ensure access and preservation to research and scholarly materials.  

      Projects for this role include:  

      • Utilizing software tools including DSpace, Vireo, and DuraCloud@TDL for ingesting submissions and replicating to digital preservation.  
      • Creating internal documentation for processing materials.  
      • Collaborating with University Libraries to update public-facing instructions and tutorials for depositing materials in the institutional repository. 



  • Somaly Kim Wu, Program Chair, AUL for Administration & Org Development 
  • Laura Waugh, Assistant Director, Data Research Services 
  • Jess Williams, Assistant Director, Teaching & Learning 
  • Stephanie Towery, Copyright & Open Access Initiatives Librarian