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Assistant Librarian – Student Success Librarian

University of Wyoming Libraries

Laramie, WY

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$53,999.00 to $54,000.00 per Year   Calculate

Location

Laramie, WY

Hours

40.00

MLS

Required

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Academic

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE:   

The University of Wyoming Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Student Success Librarian. The Student Success Librarian is a member of the Research & Instruction department, a unit of the Education & Research Services division of the Libraries. This position collaborates with other members of the ERS team as well as with student success-focused partners across the university.

The Student Success Librarian will support students to establish strong awareness of and engagement with the library and its services to help ensure their retention and success. The position will focus on the success and belonging of students, including new transfer students and first-generation college students as they integrate into the larger UW student community.

Located in Laramie, WY, this position provides vital on-campus support to students and library users. 

Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Lead library initiatives for transfer and first-generation students
  • Participate in library instructional initiatives, student engagement programs, and outreach activities.
  • Collaborate with campus partners on programming
  • Teach research and information literacy skills to undergraduate students in support of UW's general education curriculum.
  • Lead efforts to assess the effectiveness of Libraries' instructional programs
  • Provide research & instruction support for a variety of subject areas or disciplines as identified by the R&I team.
  • Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students and teaching faculty
  • Support adoption and development of Open Educational Resources
  • Participate in library faculty activities including scholarship; service; faculty governance; reappointment, tenure, & promotion; and professional development.

This position reports to the chair of Research & Instruction.

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS: 

As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development. (https://www.uwyo.edu/regs-policies/_files/docs/regulations-2020/uw_reg_2-1_approved_10-14-20.pdf ).

UW Libraries is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working in a multicultural environment.  Diversity resources for the University of Wyoming and the community of Laramie can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/diversity/resources/.  For more information on UW Libraries, please visit http://uwyo.edu/libraries

REMOTE WORK ELIGIBILITY:

This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.

Additional Info & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent by August 2022
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

*UW Libraries is committed to providing professional development funding and time to allow a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications to acquire skills and grow into positions.   

  • Experience providing instruction, research consultation services, and/or workshops in an academic setting
  • Educational background in a social science and/or demonstrated knowledge of library resources for one or more social science disciplines
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies, tools and standards, and their application in educational settings
  • Demonstrated research interest and scholarly activity in the field
  • Demonstrated commitment to accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Community

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/

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HR Info

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Contact information for four work-related references.  
  • This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 10/19/2022 will receive full consideration.

HIRING STATEMENT: 

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu.

Posted Sep 21, 2022