Diversity Resident Opening

August 15, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries is now seeking candidates for its Diversity Resident Librarian Program, which was established in 2013. This program provides an opportunity for entry-level librarians from diverse backgrounds to begin their professional careers and develop skills and experience in academic librarianship. As members of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, we are committed to “increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.” (ACRL Diversity Alliance Website). This is a three-year placement designed to encourage and promote professional growth and development of recent graduates.

College Library’s primary focus and expertise is to support student academic success and create a welcoming environment for all, especially those new to academic research. The residency offers an opportunity to be a subject generalist supporting student research and learning through strategic undergraduate student engagement. The position will provide research support through reference, instruction, and outreach for undergraduates who are learning the foundations of the research process. The Public Services Librarian will be part of ongoing conversations and organization-wide efforts to ensure that the library and its collections are welcoming and reflect a variety of student perspectives, with specific efforts to raise the visibility of voices and experiences of people with marginalized identities in our spaces.

This position will:

  • Serve as a liaison to academic disciplines and/or other campus units providing information on collections, instructional and research support, and library services (20%)
  • Obtain materials, resolves issues, and answers questions particularly related to situations that are complex in nature (10%)
  • Design, develops, and delivers instruction in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, students, and other patrons (10%)
  • Assist with the coordination of day-to-day functions of one or more library operations or services (5%)
  • Provide specialized services utilizing a high level of expertise on a broad range of disciplines or in a designated discipline area (10%)
  • Contribute to the development of policies and procedures (5%)
  • Serve on committees to advance librarianship at the campus, local, and/or state levels (10%)
  • Direct, possibly, the day-to-day activities of student workers (5%)
  • Develop and curate collections (5%)
  • Engage undergraduate students, strategically targeted to programs supporting student academic success (20%)

Deadline for applying is Monday, August 29. For more information, please see the full post: https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/514829/public-services-diversity-resident-librarian