Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
This position serves as the Librarian and Library Outreach Specialist for the Glenn Schaeffer Library and Archives as well as the Frank Conroy Reading Room in the Creative Writing Department. The Department seeks a resourceful, flexible professional to maintain, grow and administer the library collection and to serve a variety of constituencies. This position is responsible for outreach activities for both the library and the Creative Writing Department.
Selection, Acquisition, Organization, Promotion, and Preservation of Information and Resources:
Research and purchase newly published and classic books to add to the workshop reference collection.
Archive and catalog audio recordings of workshop events.
Collection development: purchase, catalog, shelve new alumni books as they are published.
Collect upcoming alumni publication data.
Instruction and Consultation
Alumni reference and correspondence: answer reference questions related to former students' experience and correspond about their publications via departmental email.
Create and update guides to resources in support of teaching and learning, post to Wiki and share with Teaching Assistant training coordinators.
Provide research and learning reference services – collaborate with faculty and graduate students to find resources and information in support of their projects.
Advocacy for and Development of Sustainable Models of Scholarly Communication and Information Policy that Meet the Needs of Higher Education and the Public Interest
Produce and publish alumni newsletter.
Maintain and update workshop website.
Write or copy event announcements and enter on UI event calendar.
List workshop alumni publications with links to reviews and scholarship.
Announce new library acquisitions on the workshop Wiki.
Promote workshop and alumni events on social media.
Create fundraising materials that reflect the history of the program and alumni accomplishments, both recent and historical.
Serve as public relations contact for questions about program history and media materials
Participation in Professional Activities and Service
Serve as Liaison to University Libraries' Special Collections Staff.
Note to Applicant: The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard.
Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.
Proficiency levels are defined as:
Basic Application - Uses basic understanding of the field to perform job duties; may need some guidance on job duties; applies learning to recommend options to address unusual situations.
Working Experience - Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical ce...nters and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.