Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a dynamic, student-centered librarian to engage UWL students in effective and innovative library programming and instruction activities. The Outreach Librarian coordinates with library units to publicize and market library services, programs, and resources, and also develops and participates in library event programming. This position serves as an instructional liaison to the College of Business Administration, teaches a substantial number of information literacy instruction sessions, and assists in reference services and collection development in assigned subjects. This is a 9-month, tenure track faculty position in an environment that supports and encourages librarianship, scholarship, and service.
Coordinate with library units to publicize library services, programs, and resources.
Develop and participate in library event programming.
Deliver a substantial number of information literacy instruction sessions to UWL students in a variety of disciplines.
Serve as an instructional liaison to the College of Business Administration.
Manage visual and conceptual design elements to present the library identity -- including images, concepts, resources, and programs -- in a cohesive way throughout multiple platforms.
Design and build paths to discovery by creating point-of-need resources, including library guides, social media, and the library’s blog, that facilitate access to and understanding of online and print library materials.
Write articles for, provide leads to, and serve as library liaison to campus news media including the Campus Connection, the Racquet, and other similar publications.
Craft and refine library messaging for campus or community distribution including coordinating the publication of the library newsletter.
Manage the library’s presence at new student orientations and other first-year student events.
Work with local and regional off-campus media to publicize programs that have impact beyond the UWL campus.
Direct the creation of web graphics, signs, posters, and other materials for library event promotions.
Maintain working knowledge of graphic design software, concepts, and trends.
Participate in reference services and collection development areas of interest or expertise.
Participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.
Murphy Library supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.
Murphy Library is integral to student success at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Located in the heart of campus, the library provides a dynamic and diverse learning environment centered on the core principles of service, stewardship, information literacy and equity of access. Librarians have faculty status and are members of the library department, which is a peer-reviewed academic department. Murphy Library is administered by the library director who functions as an academic dean.
ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent international degree in library or information science.
Demonstrated teaching experience.
Demonstrated experience developing and publicizing programs or events.
Professional experience working in an academic library environment.
Experience working with an undergraduate population in a public services capacity.
Working knowledge of business and marketing library resources.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with faculty/staff, colleagues, and students.
Demonstrated experience working with graphic design software.
Experience working in a peer governed academic department.
Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field.
Degrees from international institutions will be accepted under the following conditions:
The degree has been recognized by the ALA as equivalent, or;
The degree has been evaluated at the candidate’s expense by a U.S. credentialing service recommended by the ALA and received by the Search & Screen chair by April 5, 2018.
Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for a full-time, 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Partial summer contracts may also be available.
Anticipated Starting Date: August 27, 2018.
First consideration will be given to applications received by April 5, 2018.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 26 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
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About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.