Madison, WI
May 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90599-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Library, Museum, Arts

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90599-AS

Working Title: Science & Engineering Data Librarian



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 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 or information science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited program.
- Undergraduate and/or graduate degree in a science-related area is desirable.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

- Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of emerging trends and best practices in science and/or engineering librarianship.
- Demonstrated instructional experience, with some classroom teaching preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.

- Articulates a strong user-centered services philosophy and genuine interest in the science and/or engineering research community. (Strongly desired)
- Demonstrated understanding of current issues surrounding scholarly communication, data management and research workflows. (Strongly desired)
- Demonstrated knowledge of and/or interest in using emerging technologies to enhance delivery of information services.
- STEM-related background and/or experience working with the scientific research community.
- Initiative, flexibility and the ability to creatively adapt to a changing environment.
- 1-2 years of experience in an academic or special library, or higher education setting.
- Demonstrated outreach experience developing working partnerships with clientele and communities.
- Demonstrated project management skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.

Position Summary:

The UW-Madison Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, outgoing and service-oriented librarian to join a dynamic and collegial team of librarians at our Science & Engineering Libraries (SEL) in expanding research and information services to the UW-Madison science and engineering community. As a member of the Engineering Liaison Team, the Science & Engineering Librarian will take a team approach to engaging with faculty, staff and students to develop and provide innovative research services. The Science & Engineering Librarian will also play a key role in developing support for research workflows and data management in collaboration with the Digital Curation Coordinator and other campus partners, such as Research Data Services.

This position will have the opportunity to impact the future of library services to the UW-Madison science and engineering community, especially geared towards librarians with interests and/or experiences in the following:
- engineering/scientific information
- scholarly communication and research data management
- outreach and instruction

This position will be based in Wendt Commons Library and report to the Director of Science & Engineering Libraries.

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.

Additional Information:

The Science and Engineering Libraries (SEL) are comprised of a collaborative network of seven libraries (Astronomy Library, Chemistry Library, Geology and Geophysics Library, Math Library, Physics Library, Steenbock Memorial Library, and Wendt Commons Library). Together, they have primary responsibility for serving the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), the College of Engineering (CoE), the science departments, centers and programs of the College of Letters & Science (L&S), the School of Human Ecology (SoHE), the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the UW Extension/Cooperative Extension.


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. All applications must be submitted online. Click on the 'Apply Now' button on the top of the page to submit your materials. Questions may be referred to Anne Murphy-Lom.

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: 04 May 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 19 Jun 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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