University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
ASSOCIATE/NO PREFIX ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.
The UWM Libraries’ Collection & Resource Management Division, with an annual budget of $3 million, selects, acquires, preserves, and provides access to physical and digital information resources in support of the goals and mission of UWM.
The UWM Libraries advance the campus mission by providing access to holdings of more than 5.3 million physical items, 200,000 e-books, and 142,000 digital serials. In addition, rare and unique materials are housed in the Archives, Special Collections, and the internationally renowned American Geographical Society Library. Special libraries include the Curriculum Collection, the Media Library, and the Music Library. Library services and resources are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries’ website (http://uwm.edu/libraries) and the Golda Meir Library, which includes the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons and the Digital Humanities Lab, offers ample collaborative work and quiet study spaces.
The UWM Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in the Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries, the Digital Public Library of America, the Midwest Art Conservation Center, Recollection Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Area Research Center Network, and the World Digital Library. The Libraries use Ex Libris’ Alma for its integrated library system, OCLC’s CONTENTdm for its digital collections, and bepress’ Digital Commons to share the intellectual output of UWM’s faculty and research community.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, creative, and dynamic individual to serve as Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian. This position manages the life-cycle of continuing resources in all formats and performs functions including acquisition, analysis, assessment, communication, and record creation in support of the UWM’s research and teaching mission. The librarian will work with a variety of tools to interpret and analyze data and present evidence-based recommendations regarding collection development and management. The individual should be a detailed-oriented, user-focused and collaborative professional. Reporting to the Collection Management Team Lead in the Collection and Resource Management Division, the librarian participates in the goals and objectives of the Collection Management Team, Division, and the UWM Libraries, and is responsible for providing excellent service in a professional manner and serving as a representative of UWM and the Libraries.
MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
Experience with a library management system
Professional post-MLIS experience in an academic library
Experience with Ex Libris Alma library management system
Proficiency with data analysis and visualization tools
Demonstrated knowledge of industry tools, standards, best practices, and initiatives related to the management of electronic & continuing resources, e.g. OpenURL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, and SUSHI
Experience working in a consortial environment
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Strong written communication skills
Completed application materials must include a cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position as listed above, a resume or curriculum vitae, and three professional references.
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
UWM 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 email@example.com or 414-229-4463. 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
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM 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.
Employment will require a criminal background check.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.
Official Job Title:
ASSOCIATE/NO PREFIX ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN
Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian
B50 UWM Libraries
Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Continuous (Open Until Filled?):
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UW-Milwaukee is much more than buildings and books. We’re a community inspired by history, motivated by vision. Our leadership, collaboration, passion and vision will propel you toward greater heights in research, student achievement and community engagement. We offer a uniquely relevant learning experience, educating more Wisconsin residents than any university in the world and recruiting a growing population of international students and faculty.