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Education Librarian - University Library - 20509

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


The University Library at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks an Education Librarian (Librarian II - Research, Learning and User Support, LM002).


The Education Librarian serves as liaison to all departments within the College of Education and Professional Studies (COEPS), which includes Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counselor Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Foundations, Military Science & Aerospace Studies, Kinesiology, and Special Education, and to the Department of Music. The librarian cultivates strong collaborative and consultative relationships with the faculty and students in these liaison areas and partners with library colleagues in their daily work, professional development, and user interactions. This position supports the Library's instruction program, reference services, and collection development and oversees the PreK-12 Curriculum 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
  • Experience with educational collections and technologies
  • Coursework or experience working in a PreK-12 education setting
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience assessing student learning at the classroom and programmatic levels
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or student employees
  • Working knowledge of Spanish, ASL, or other world language
  • Experience with curriculum resources and children's and young adult literature
  • Background in music theory, history, or performance through undergraduate or graduate coursework
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

Instruction & Reference:

  • Serve as liaison to the College of Education & Professional Studies, and to the Department of Music to promote and sustain a cooperative and consultative relationship between the library and academic departments.
  • Participate in information literacy instruction for affiliated liaison departments, as well as other areas as needed.
  • Identify information literacy instruction needs in collaboration with liaison department faculty and other Library staff.
  • 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.
  • Assist with the management and development of the Curriculum Collections.
  • Work with faculty and staff in assigned subject areas to collaboratively develop library collections that support learning, teaching and research.
  • Develop areas of expertise as they relate to the University's curriculum and the Library's collections.

  • Library Responsibilities:

  • Develop relationships with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to further the Library's mission to support the University's teaching, research, and public service.
  • Coordinate outreach to area middle and high schools, their visits to the Library, and instruction sessions tailored to their needs.
  • Assist in the hiring and supervision of student employees in liaison related areas.
  • Provide library programming for the UW-W Children's Center, including story times and annual event for children.
  • 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 $50,000 - $58,000 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 20509 .

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