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Cataloging and Discovery Librarian (Assistant Professor)

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Recruitment Number


Working Title

Cataloging and Discovery Librarian (Assistant Professor)

Position Type


Appointment Percentage



Academic Affairs Division

Position Summary

General position summary statement for UWL faculty librarian positions: Under general supervision of the department chair, a person in this position is responsible for managing information by selecting, organizing, providing access to, and preserving physical and online information resources, as well as assisting and educating others in the effective utilization of such resources. Librarianship involves maintaining currency in the individual’s area of expertise and maintaining an active on-going program of scholarship related to the individual’s roles and responsibilities. In addition, this individual will provide service to the department, college, and university and is likely expected to provide service to the community and/or the profession. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or director.

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Library Department

Required Qualifications

  • ALA -accredited MLS / MLIS or equivalent international degree in library or information science
  • Professional experience with cataloging and metadata tools and standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated proficiency with original cataloging of maps, scores, archival materials, and special collection materials
  • Experience working with a discovery service such as Primo
  • Experience working with an integrated library system such as Alma
  • Alma Administrator Certification
  • Experience with metadata tools such as MARCEdit, OpenRefine, scripting languages, batch record processing, and metadata crosswalks
  • Awareness of how commonly used controlled vocabularies negatively impact diversity, equity, and inclusion at the library
  • Experience working in an academic library environment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience collaborating with other libraries as part of a library system or consortium
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with faculty/staff, colleagues, and students
  • Demonstrated teaching and/or reference experience
  • Experience working in a peer-governed academic department
  • Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field

Physical Demands


Working conditions and environment

Library, office setting.

Miscellaneous Information

General leave-related statement for all UWL librarian faculty positions: The director (in consultation with the chair and the faculty member) will determine leave-related arrangements for library faculty when needed.

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at:
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.


These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Major Responsibilities:

Duties to Support Responsibility

  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging in various formats, including maps, scores, and archival materials.
  • Administer the Library’s Ex Libris Alma/Primo VE Integrated Discovery and Library System, as well as ILLiad and EZproxy.
  • Identify, prioritize, and implement metadata projects, including bibliographic database maintenance and authority control oversight.
  • Supervise staff and maintain policies for the cataloging unit.
  • Monitor and maintain the integrity of information discovery within the shared library system.
  • Partner with other library units to evaluate and refine workflows for metadata creation and discovery.
  • Represent UWL as the Campus Contact within the UW Shared Library System.
  • Generate reports to assist the library in data-driven decision making, external reporting, and data cleanup.
  • Follow current national standards and best practices as well as those specific to the University of Wisconsin System and UW-La Crosse.

Percentage Of Time




Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date


Close Date

Continuous Recruitment


Continuous Recruitment First Review Date


Position Contact Name

David Mindel

Position Contact Email
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  6. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  10. Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No

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