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Teaching and Learning Diversity Resident Librarian

Job Summary
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is now seeking candidates for its Diversity Resident Librarian Program, which was established in 2013. This program provides an opportunity for entry-level librarians from diverse backgrounds to begin their professional careers and develop skills and experience in academic librarianship. As members of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, we are committed to "increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups." (ACRL Diversity Alliance Website). This is a three-year placement designed to encourage and promote professional growth and development of recent graduates.

This residency will offer opportunities to support student research and learning, and contribute significantly to the Libraries' instructional services. The position will provide instruction with a focus on foundational research skills, primarily for undergraduate general education courses. The librarian will identify and develop assessment and instruction strategies to measure meaningful impact and expand the instruction program's reach and success. This position will collaborate with staff in the Libraries' Teaching & Learning Programs office and with library instruction staff to create policies, procedures, and documentation in support of the instruction program.

We encourage candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to apply for this position, and to speak to the identities that inform their lived experience or their professional interests in their cover letter. Please use the following link for more information on our commitment to the ACRL Diversity Alliance:

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Provides a wide variety of professional library services which may include the areas of teaching, learning, public services, circulation, reference, selection, and outreach to support creative exploration, intellectual growth and, scholarly pursuits. Provides input on policies and procedures to contribute to services and operations and assist in continual service improvement and innovation.
  • 5% Serves as a liaison to academic disciplines and/or other campus units providing information on collections, instructional and research support, and library services
  • 5% Cultivates and maintains productive relationships with vendors and professional colleagues
  • 5% Obtains materials, resolves issues, and answers questions particularly related to situations that are complex in nature
  • 35% Designs, develops, and delivers instruction in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, students, and other patrons
  • 15% Assists with the coordination of day-to-day functions of one or more library operations or services
  • 10% Provides specialized services utilizing a high level of expertise on a broad range of disciplines or in a designated discipline area
  • 5% Contributes to the development of policies and procedures
  • 5% Serves on committees to advance librarianship at the campus, local, and/or state levels
  • 15% Collaborates on assessment, evaluation, and advancement of library instruction, strategically focused on general education courses.

  • Provides significant instructional services for undergraduate general education courses by designing, developing, and delivering library instruction in a variety of formats.
  • Collaborates on assessment and evaluation of library instruction, primarily for general education courses.
  • Uses strong written and verbal communication skills to facilitate successful project management.
  • Participates actively on library committees related to instruction and areas of interest.
  • Keeps current with developments in pedagogy and librarianship via engagement in professional organizations and professional development.
  • Assists with the coordination of day-to-day functions of the Library instruction service.

Education Requirements
MA/MS in Library/Information Studies or equivalent degree (degree conferred in last three years)

Required Qualifications:
- Demonstrated interest in academic libraries
- Demonstrated interest (or knowledge) in instruction
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:
- Strong team communication skills to support successful project management
- Comfort with public speaking
- Demonstrated interest in working with collaborators to accomplish goals, improve processes, or complete projects

How To Apply
Resume and Cover Letter are required. References will be collected from finalists at the time of the interviews.

Your cover letter should speak to:
-Each of the required qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job posting, especially interest in academic libraries and instruction
-Each of the preferred qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job posting.

We encourage candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to apply for this position, and to speak to the identities that inform their lived experience or their professional interests in their cover letter. Please use the following link for more information on our commitment to the ACRL Diversity Alliance:

Work Type/Schedule
Full Time: 100%

Typical work hours (M-F). Hybrid. Expected onsite minimum 20%, with onsite instruction responsibilities a priority.

Appointment Duration
Terminal, 36 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding

Additional Information
Teaching & Learning Programs is part of the UW-Madison Libraries, one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. Teaching & Learning Programs has a robust portfolio, including coordinating the library instruction program, online learning development, and engagement & outreach. Our mission is to collaborate with faculty, instructional staff and campus administrators to help students develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge base needed to become efficient, effective users and producers of information. As advocates for the Wisconsin Idea, UW-Madison Libraries offers a work environment notable for its excellent service to patrons within and beyond the University.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

Institutional Statement on Diversity
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion