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Associate Academic Librarian

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Work type: Part-time
Location: Fond Du Lac Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff


Working Title: Associate Academic Librarian
Official Title: Associate Academic Librarian
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 0.80
Compensation: $45,000 - $47,614 (based on a 1.0 FTE)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Annual, Fixed Term Renewable
Position Summary: Coordinates the operations of the UWO Fond du Lac library and supervises permanent employees but dedicates the majority of time to providing essential library services. Oversees the day-to-day operational services at the UWO Fond du Lac Library. Serves as a liaison to academic disciplines and/or other campus units providing information on collections, instructional and research support, and library services. Improves processes, procedures, or services. Provides reference and instruction in a broad range of subject areas. Develops and curates collections. Develops promotional programs for the library. This position’s working hours varies with the academic calendar. This is an 80% time position, working 90% during the academic year and 50% during the summer. Typical work hours during the academic year are: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Typical work hours during the summer are 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday. The UWO Fond du Lac library has a staff of one professional librarian, one library services assistant and student workers. The book collection consists of 23,645 items.

Reference, Instruction and Outreach Services - 40%

  • Designs, develops, and delivers instruction in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, students, and other patrons to meet curricular needs.
  • Participate in reference and information literacy assessment.
  • Assist library users, both in-person and online, with individual, in-depth research needs.
  • Assist library users with technology issues.
  • Participate in the UW Oshkosh Libraries chat reference.
  • Develop programs and promotional materials to engage students.
  • Collaborate with the other UW Oshkosh Libraries to promote library initiatives.


 Collection Management - 40%

  • Manage interlibrary loan and resource sharing.
  • Provide a full range of circulation services.
  • Participate in collection management including selection, evaluation, weeding, and final disposition of print resources. Collaborate with Polk Library staff as needed.
  • Promote new library resources to students, faculty, and campus staff including notification of arrival of recommended materials.
  • Manage donated materials.
  • Oversee inventory process and valuation per the institutional schedule.
  • Collect data on library use, participation, and collections.
  • Maintain a pleasant and user-friendly library physical space.


 Supervision and Mentoring 10%

  • Supervises day-to-day activities and/or manages the workflow of direct reports. Hires, trains, coaches, and evaluates employees to manage and improve performance.
  • Determines appropriate staffing levels and schedules employees to maintain quality service.
  • Sets quality standards and competencies and trains employees on changes. Assesses and adjusts as needed.
  • Provides back up to the library services assistant in supervising accommodations testing.
  • Train, supervise, evaluate, and schedule library student workers.


Engage in Professional Development and Community Service 10%

  • Participate in community, campus, and/or institutional service.
  • Advances librarianship at the campus, local, and state level through committee participation.
  • Seek out opportunities to align the library with campus student recruitment and retention initiatives.
Required: • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and/or information science;
• Familiarity with library services, especially in an academic library context;
• Strong ability to work collaboratively with others as a part of a team;
• Strong ability to take initiative and self-prioritize projects and work;
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
• Flexibility and enthusiasm.
Preferred: • Experience with an integrated library services platform;
• Experience providing reference assistance and instruction;
• Experience with circulation and/or interlibrary loan;
• Strong customer service orientation;
• Experience with online library resources;
• Experience with collection development;
• Broad vision of a modern academic library’s role;
• Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license and be authorized via Risk Management to drive a University vehicle upon appointment.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter addressing all of the required and preferred qualifications, resume, and three Professional References.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by March 8th, 2020, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 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.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or