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Science and Engineering Diversity Resident Librarian

Job Summary
The Science & Engineering Libraries are seeking a Science & Engineering Diversity Resident Librarian, a position that is part of the Diversity Resident Librarian Program 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.

The Science & Engineering Diversity Resident Librarian joins a collegial team of librarians that engages with the research, teaching, and learning of UW-Madison's science and engineering community. Mentorship and collaboration with colleagues will provide a robust structure for professional growth and contributions. As a member of the Agriculture, Geoscience, & Environmental Science Team, the Resident Librarian will take a collaborative approach to building relationships with faculty, staff, and students to develop and provide reference, research, and instruction services. They will participate in scholarly communications and research data management initiatives and build experience in those areas. Reporting to the Science & Engineering Libraries Research Services Manager, this resident librarian will have opportunities to participate in UW-Madison Libraries-wide committees to help shape future policies and services.

When applying, your cover letter should speak to the following:
- Required qualifications
- Interest in academic librarianship and public services for science and engineering

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.
  • 15% 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
  • 10% Obtains materials, resolves issues, and answers questions particularly related to situations that are complex in nature
  • 15% Designs, develops, and delivers instruction in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, students, and other patrons
  • 45% 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

  • Participates collaboratively as a member of the Agriculture, Geoscience, & Environmental Science Team to engage the SEL user community by building relationships and developing an understanding of their research, teaching, and learning needs.
  • Provides research consultations and responds to questions that support research productivity/workflows and that improve information discovery, use, and management.
  • Contributes to programming that supports undergraduate student success with an emphasis on students in STEM.
  • Participates in professional service and continuing education, with particular focus on advancing information's impact on the STEM community.
  • Participates in both Science & Engineering Libraries' (SEL) Scholarly Communication Team and Research Data Management Team in the delivery, enhancement, and expansion of services.
  • Advances research workflows, data management, knowledge sharing, and research impact. This may also include developing educational initiatives and supporting community-building and partnerships with divisions, departments, centers, and programs.
  • Participates in the library's extensive in-person, blended, and online library teaching and learning program

Education Requirements
MA/MS in Library/Information Studies or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution awarded on or after May 2020

Required Qualifications:
- An interest in supporting the research needs of the science and/or engineering academic community.
- Commitment to incorporating diversity, inclusion, and equity principles into all aspects of professional work.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Interest in aspects of scholarly communication and/or research data management
- A demonstrated commitment to public service.
- Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
- Comfort with public speaking.

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:

- Required qualifications
- Interest in academic librarianship and public services for science and engineering

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%

Monday-Friday business hours; may include occasional evening or weekend backup shifts.

Expected onsite 60%, with onsite public services 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
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is long established as a preeminent public research university. The impact and achievements from the research, teaching and service conducted by its faculty, staff and students are far-reaching and global in scope. The University today is fully engaged in educational innovation.

The UW-Madison Libraries have a proud record of accomplishment and service. The Libraries manage the 11th largest research collection in North America with exceptional access to print and digital materials from our libraries at UW-Madison and around the world. The many libraries on campus have a long-standing commitment to innovation, developing and offering new services needed to support 21st-century teaching, learning and research. New study and learning spaces have been created, and traditional spaces have been modernized. Libraries include collaborative digital media spaces and classrooms, active learning instructional areas, and inviting environments that are conducive to both group work and solitary study and research.

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