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Saturday, April 9, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Associate Academic Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Washington County

UW-Washington County is seeking candidates for a 50%, c-basis (9-month academic year appointment), academic staff position for an Associate Academic Librarian with an annual salary of $18,409 (based on FT salary of $36,818) with excellent benefits (please note, this position only earns sick leave and not vacation).  The Associate Academic Librarian, under the direction of the Executive Director of Libraries will work to provide innovative and dynamic information literacy instruction and develop strong lasting relationships throughout the campus and community.  The successful candidate will have strong organizational, technical, and communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with both individuals and groups.  In addition, strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to libraries as engaging places for active learning and collaboration. This position requires daytime hours and also occasional evening hours.  

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Executive Director of Libraries the Associate Academic Librarian has the primary responsibility for delivering information literacy instruction to a variety of disciplines within the UW-WC campus.  The Associate Academic Librarian will build effective relationships with faculty to develop course-related instruction and develop and promote library services to faculty, staff and students.  In addition to the primary responsibility, the Associate Academic Librarian will work with the other Academic Librarian to develop the materials collection, compile reports and statistics as needed, provide in depth reference assistance to faculty and students, as well as serving on library and University committees as required.  The Associate Academic Librarian may be asked to assist with or serve as back up for other tasks covered in the position description.  

Specific Responsibilities:

Instruction Services  
1. Teach information literacy and research skills across multiple disciplines in traditional or online classrooms. 
2. Develop methods that use proven pedagogical methods within courses. 
3. Create electronic or print instructional materials including learning objects, guides and tools to enhance learning both for face-to-face teaching and in course management software. 
4. Develop comprehensive instructional program in response to campus curricular needs. 
5. Offer professional development opportunities for faculty to highlight new resources and information literacy trends. 
6. In consultation with institutional initiatives, participate in institutional information literacy curricular planning. 
7. Promote instructional offerings through various media. 
8. Participate in information literacy assessment. 

1. Assist students and faculty both in person and online with individual, in-depth research needs. 
2. Participate in the institutional chat reference. 
3. Offer higher level citation help, referred from Learning Commons desk staff. 
4. Offer assistance in navigating library interfaces and platforms. 
5. Fielding copyright/licensing inquiries, referring them to the Central Executive Director or Copyright Officer. 

Materials and Collections  
1. Manage interlibrary loan. (secondary duty) 
2. Manage UW System borrowing. (secondary duty) 
3. Participate in collection management including selection, evaluation, weeding, and final disposition of print and electronic resources. 
4. Participate in ongoing collections needs assessment. 
5. Promote new library resources to students, faculty, and campus staff including notification of arrival of recommended materials. (secondary duty) 
6. Assist with donated materials as needed.  
7. Assist with the inventory process and valuation per the institutional schedule. 

Outreach and Programming 
1. Assist with the development of programs and promotional materials to engage students including book discussions, displays, lectures, poetry events, finals week activities, etc. 
2. Collaborate with local high school librarians. 
3. Collaborate with campus and institutional committees to promote library initiatives. 
4. Enact Colleges library marketing plan on a local level. 

Supervision and Mentoring 
1. Hire, train and mentor library staff. 
2. Train, supervise, evaluate, and schedule library student workers. 
3. Identify professional development opportunities for library staff. 

1. Assist with the collection of data on library use, participation, and collections.  
2. Maintain pleasant and user-friendly library physical space. (secondary duty) 
3. Seek out opportunities to align library with campus student recruitment and retention initiatives.  

Engage in Professional Development and Community Service 
1. Participate in community, campus, and/or institutional service. 
2. Engage actively in professional development by attending conferences, workshops, and/or coursework. 

Position Qualifications:

Required Qualifications:
-An ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library and/or Information Science by the start date of August 29, 2016 
-Strong organizational skills
-Excellent communication skills
-Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups
-Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy practices

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience serving in a higher education library environment
-Experience working with a variety of computer programs including Alma or other integrated library systems
-Prior experience developing and delivering information literacy-focused curriculum 

Organization Information: 
The University of Wisconsin Colleges is the freshman-sophomore liberal arts transfer institution of the world-renowned University of Wisconsin System. The UW Colleges comprises thirteen two-year campuses around the state, plus UWC Online, each of which offers an excellent liberal arts and pre-professional education for students beginning work toward a bachelor's degree. The UW Colleges also offers a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at six of its campuses. See  for more information about the UW Colleges. 

Special Notes:
UW Colleges is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW Colleges values diversity and inclusion.  We define Inclusive Excellence as ¿the intentional engagement of the broadest range of perspectives, backgrounds, needs, experience, and circumstance in order to maximize success.¿  We value diversity within our students, faculty and staff, and strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the following: 1) the establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and 2) a background check.
It is the policy of UW Colleges to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 

To Ensure Consideration:
Online application with all required documents must be received by May 6, 2016. 

To Apply:
Applicants are required to apply online.  

All application materials must be submitted electronically at the time of application. UW Colleges will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents at the time of application. Required application materials: 1) a letter of application that addresses how your education and experience meet each of the required and preferred qualifications for the position, 2) current resume, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) names and contact information (e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address) of at least three references. 

If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search as defined by Wis.Stat.Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

For questions regarding this position, please contact Jennifer Chamberlain (  For other technical questions or assistance, please contact UW Service Center at (888) 298-4159.

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