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Student Success & Science Librarian - University Library - 20510

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024


The University Library at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a Student Success and Science Librarian (Librarian II - Research, Learning and User Support, LM002).


The Student Success Librarian works in collaboration with students, faculty, and staff across all areas of the University to support student success services and units. The position seeks out and builds relationships with student-centered departments and programs across campus to support both curricular and co-curricular student needs. The position also provides liaison responsibilities for identified departments, including those in the sciences. The position assists with reference services and the maintenance of the liaison collections. This position reports to the Director of the Library and works in close collaboration with the Reference & Instruction Librarians.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in library science or relevant discipline, or significant course work to completion of degree
  • Teaching and instructional experience in a variety of formats
  • Awareness of student development theory or related learning scholarship
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience assessing student learning at the classroom and programmatic levels
  • Experience or coursework in the natural sciences, health science, or computer science
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, ASL, or other world language
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively prioritize and balance multiple projects
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, staff, and students
  • A strong commitment to excellence in public service and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills

Student Success:

  • Cultivate and maintain liaison relationships with academic departments and administrative offices that support student success services, including advising, undergraduate research, honors, tutoring and other units.
  • Collaborate with Campus Tutorial Services to develop initiatives that support student learning.
  • Collaborate with units responsible for the King/Chavez Scholars, Lawton Grant, McNair Scholars, pre-college and related programs to provide library instruction and research services.
  • Assist with Library collaborations with the Center for Students with Disabilities, including research support and accessibility of library resources.
  • Evaluate and promote Open Educational Resources (OER) in support of affordable learning initiatives for students.
  • Support University strategic initiatives related to student success.

  • Instruction & Reference:

  • Serve as liaison to the assigned disciplines to promote and sustain a cooperative and consultative relationship between the library and academic departments.
  • Identify information literacy instruction needs in collaboration with liaison department faculty and other Library staff.
  • Participate in information literacy instruction for affiliated liaison departments, as well as other areas as needed.
  • Collaborate with faculty to promote information literacy and provide patrons library instruction sessions onsite or virtually
  • Develop instructional tools including library user guides and tutorials.
  • Design, teach and assess instruction sessions based on identified information literacy needs and objectives.
  • Participate in assessment of student learning, as well as in other library-related assessment projects, and utilize results to inform instruction and library practice.
  • Participate in the planning and delivery of team-based reference and research services; including providing reference services to faculty, students, staff and other library users.

  • Collection Development:

  • Assist in developing the Library's physical and online collections in assigned subject areas to support instruction, student learning, and research.
  • Work with faculty and staff in assigned subject areas to collaboratively develop library collections that support learning, teaching and research.

  • University Library:

  • Develop relationships with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to further the Library's mission to support the University's teaching, research, and public service.
  • Participate in Reference & Instruction and Andersen Library decision-making and planning, serving on Library, University, community, and professional committees as appropriate.
  • Investigate current and emerging trends, and recommend and integrate best practices and technologies related to information literacy, instruction, and reference services, in collaboration with other Library staff.
  • Perform other functions as requested by the Director of Andersen Library.


    UW-Whitewater is a thriving public university located in southeastern Wisconsin. It leads the way in providing world-class, affordable higher education programs to more students than neighboring regional comprehensives in the University of Wisconsin System. A collaborative team of 1,300 faculty and staff are devoted to the success of the university's 11,000 students at its main and Rock County campuses. The team provides high-impact practices and academic programs - online and in person - from associate to doctoral levels. Recognized nationally for affordability, inclusion, and career development, UWW has approximately one-third first-generation students and boasts strength in many areas, especially business and education. The campus and community embrace the Warhawk Family spirit, supporting the university's arts and nationally recognized NCAA Division-III level championship athletics. As a proud institution of access, more than 10 percent of undergraduate students use the acclaimed Center for Students with Disabilities - a priority mission since the 1970s.

    UW-Whitewater's campuses are located centrally near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, offering easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Near both Lake Geneva and the Wisconsin Dells, the area attracts numerous visitors from across the country. Whitewater is a vibrant college community near the Kettle Moraine State Forest offering area residents seasonal outdoor enjoyment. The nearby Rock County campus is located in Janesville, a town of 60,000 located on the Rock River and known as Wisconsin's Park Place.

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System ( ).

    Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

    Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

    For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see Annual Security and Fire Safety Report . If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.


    Well-qualified candidates can expect a starting annual salary within a range of $48,000 - $54,000 commensurate with the candidate's education, related experience, and qualifications.

    UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure .


    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources. UW-Whitewater is not an e-verify employer, therefore STEM extensions are not options for work authorization.


    Applications received by February 23rd, 2024 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

    If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1024 or

    For questions regarding this position, please contact:

    Paul Waelchli



    Only complete application packages will be considered . This includes online submission of the following documents:
    • Cover Letter
    • Resume
    • Name and contact information for three professional references
    This Job ID is 20510 .

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