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Barron County Library: Academic Librarian

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Library/Archive Manager I
  • Job ID: #18246
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Barron County Library: Academic Librarian

A full-time, professional academic staff position is available in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County library beginning July 1, 2022. The working title for this assignment is Academic Librarian with an official title of Library/Archive Manager I.  This position is renewable by the supervisor, contingent on performance and funding.  The salary minimum is $52,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited library and information science program.  Degree must be completed by anticipated start date.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially with diverse populations. Excellent communication skills. Evidence of problem-solving and organizational skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience working in an academic or high school library. Teaching experience. Management experience

DUTIES:

This 12-month librarian position manages library operations, instruction and services for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County (UWECBC) campus library, located in Rice Lake, WI. This position is an integral member of the UWECBC campus community, as well as the main campus McIntyre Library faculty/staff.  Under the direction of the UW-Eau Claire director of libraries, this position supervises branch campus library staff and cultivates collaborative relationships with students, faculty and staff on the UWECBC campus.  This position enjoys autonomy in managing a branch library and meeting the unique needs of the UWECBC community while also benefiting from technical support and collaborative relationships with library colleagues on the main campus.  The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and ability to thrive in a changing and collaborative environment. Commitment to service excellence and to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusivity goals are essential.

  • Oversees day-to-day management of UWECBC library operations, services, collections and space
  • Supervises 1 FTE library assistant.
  • Collaborates with UWECBC and McIntyre Library colleagues to develop and provide information literacy instruction in a variety of formats to meet campus curricular needs.
  • Provides research and library support for students, faculty and staff through in-person and virtual consultations.
  • Designs, develops, and provides leadership on UWECBC library projects, programs, procedures, and services in support of campus strategic directions
  • Cultivates professional relationships with UWECBC faculty, staff, and students to identify campus needs and opportunities for collaboration in support of campus strategic directions
  • Represents the UWECBC library on the UWECBC Steering Committee, UW-Eau Claire libraries committees, and other institutional committees as appropriate
  • Maintains regular communication with UWEC libraries and UWECBC campus leadership
  • Manages, develops, and assesses the UWECBC library collection. Collaborates with McIntyre librarians in evaluating and selecting shared resources
  • Monitors the UWECBC library budget and advises the director of libraries on expenditures
  • Works with the Barron campus Foundation and leadership to develop library funding opportunities.
  • Pursues opportunities to collaborate with community partners to align library with campus student recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Engages in ongoing professional development and service
  • Demonstrates commitment to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusivity goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

THE UNIT: The Barron County campus library is a welcoming central hub on campus, overlooking the beautiful Red Cedar River. The staff comprises 1.75 FTE staff and student assistants. The partnering McIntyre Library on the main campus comprises 9 faculty and 16 staff. For more about the Barron campus library, visit https://barron.uwec.edu/library/

UNIVERSITY and RICE LAKE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire – Barron County provides quality liberal arts general education that is accessible and affordable, prepares students for success and promotes lifelong learning, leadership, service and responsible citizenship. With an associate degree option, students here can get a quality education that will help in preparing for a career in the real world. At UW-Eau Claire – Barron County we strive to give each of our students an unforgettable experience. The Barron County campus houses a multidisciplinary department of twenty-seven faculty and staff. Located an easy one-hour drive from the Chippewa Valley, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County is located in the thriving community of Rice Lake. This city of approximately 10,000 people boasts of its indoor hockey, curling and swimming facilities, and enclosed shopping mall, national retail stores, and downtown business area. The Blue Hills recreation area, just east of Rice Lake, is an excellent location for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, snowmobiling and downhill and cross-country skiing. To find out more about our community, visit City of Rice Lake.

UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. To learn more about UWEC, visit https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/why-uwec/ .

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ .You must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the UW-Eau Claire Barron County Library: Academic Librarian position (Job ID # 18246) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Director Jill Markgraf;   markgrjs@uwec.edu

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by May 13, 2022.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).