Madison, WI
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90497-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Library, Museum, Arts

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90497-AS

Working Title: Research Services Librarian for Special Collections



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree in Library Science required. Advanced degree in relevant subject desired.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications
- Minimum of 2 years of experience working with special collections or archives.
- Experience in instruction.
- Experience in reference.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
- Experience in promotion and outreach.
- Experience with library systems (for example, Ex Libris/ALMA and Aeon).
- Experience managing or assisting with websites and social media in a professional or library setting.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Public Services Coordinator in the Department of Special Collections, the Research Services Librarian will provide expert research support for students, faculty, and the general public. This position is also responsible for broadening awareness of Special Collections through robust outreach activities on campus and beyond. The Research Services Librarian will find innovative ways to integrate rare books, manuscripts, and other primary sources into the classroom by planning and leading instruction sessions and class visits. In addition to these primary duties, this position will have responsibilities for maintaining the Special Collections web presence, including the department website and social media, and serving as the primary liaison to the UW Digital Collections Center.

The Research Services Librarian must be service-oriented and have excellent communication skills. The person in this position must be a dynamic public speaker, comfortable in front of diverse audiences. They will work in a highly collaborative work environment, which requires an ability to work with a variety of departments and colleagues across the library system

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, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

Additional Information:

The Department of Special Collections is located in Memorial Library, the campus's main humanities and social sciences research library. Special Collections is one of four libraries in the division of Special Collections & Archives, along with University Archives, the Kohler Art Library, and the Mills Music Library. As the primary home for rare books at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the collections span over 500 years of the printed word as well as manuscripts, maps, archival collections, and other media. The Department of Special Collections is focused on hands-on learning opportunities for visiting students and faculty and on cultivating a global user community.

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

The libraries on the campus of UW-Madison reflect the breadth and comprehensiveness of the University's highly ranked schools, colleges, departments, centers, and institutes. The libraries are a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. The library values the depth of academic disciplines, requiring creative strategies to provide support for research and teaching.

The UW-Madison Libraries is one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. Library collections and services are decentralized and coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System (GLS), which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and the integration of campus library services. The General Library System, with a budget of more than $24.7 million and a collection budget of approximately $9 million, administers fifteen libraries including Memorial Library, the largest library in the State of Wisconsin, and other specialized and professional libraries. The overall campus libraries' collection budget is over $12 million.


Anne Murphy-Lom
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

A cover letter and resume are required. Click on the "Apply Now' button at the top of the page to submit your materials.

References will be collected from finalists at the time of the interview. Questions may be referred to Anne Murphy-Lom at the contact information listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 25 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 23 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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