University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chalmer Davee Library
Academic Librarian working title First Year Student Success Librarian
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.
The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.
The First Year Student Success Librarian develops and provides library services that support teaching, research, and student success and retention. General responsibilities include: providing library orientation and information literacy instruction to first year student-oriented classes and groups; promoting first-year and transfer student success and retention through collaboration with campus academic and student services programs and offices; serving as a liaison to designated academic departments; providing in-person and online research assistance; overseeing collection development for assigned subject areas; and collaborating with the Head of Research Services and other library colleagues to plan and implement new services to meet the changing needs and expectations of our users. This is a .92FTE Associate Academic Librarian position that is full-time from August 1 to June 30.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Provide reference service and information literacy instruction, with special emphasis on first-year students
Provide in-person and online research assistance.
Provide library orientation and information literacy instruction to first year student-oriented classes and groups.
Collaborate with campus academic and student services programs and offices that focus on first year student retention and success.
Develop and maintain LibGuides and other online research and instructional materials.
In collaboration with the Head of Research Services, assess and develop reference and instruction services to meet the changing needs of students and faculty.
B. Serve as a liaison to faculty in designated academic departments
Communicate regularly with faculty and students in assigned academic departments regarding library services and resources.
Participate in collection development activities for assigned academic departments, including selection and deselection of monographs and ebooks.
Teach information literacy sessions for classes in assigned departments.
C. Professional service
Serve as a member of the library’s Planning Group and participate in the collaborative development of library policies and strategic plans.
Serve on library, university, UW System, and professional committees as elected and appointed.
Foster communication and contribute to a collaborative work environment in the library.
American Library Association-accredited master's degree completed by August 31, 2017
Familiarity with a wide variety of academic reference sources
Familiarity with the concepts of information literacy
Knowledge of emerging technologies in libraries and how they impact the needs and expectations of library users
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Library reference experience
Library instruction experience
Online applications are REQUIRED at: https://jobs.uwrf.edu/Materials not submitted electronically cannot be considered.
Resume (or curriculum vitae)
Letter of interest specifying qualifications and experience (cover letter)
An unofficial transcript (official copies of transcripts will be required if hired).
Provide the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your experience and professional preparation (references).
Inquiries should be addressed to: Cory Whipkey, Chair First Year Student Success Librarian Search and Screen Committee email@example.com
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by August 6, 2017. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3926.
UW-River Falls Diversity Statement: We declare that diversity and inclusivity are core values. We dedicate ourselves to build a culture grounded in principles of equity, social justice, and excellence. We fundamentally affirm and embrace the multiple identities, values, belief systems, and cultural practices of all individuals and communities. We will address fundamental issues of bias, discrimination, and exclusion.
The University is committed to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and identities which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. Awareness of and sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural heritages are especially sought in applicants.
UWRF is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status, and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
For a copy of the UWRF campus safety information, see http:www.uwrf.edu/Police/CampusRecordsCrimes.cfm or call University Police at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy. This material includes crime statistics (Annual Security Report) and information on crime prevention, sexual assault, and drug/alcohol issues.