Sunday, October 28, 2007

Reference & Instruction Librarian (2 positions)

McIntyre Library has two tenure-track Reference and Instruction Librarian openings.

We seek service-oriented, self-motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about providing library reference and instruction service in a highly-regarded liberal arts public university. Candidates who are adaptable, flexible and creative will be best equipped to work in this dynamic and collegial environment. Serving as subject liaisons in assigned areas, these individuals will provide in-depth research and instructional support, as well as general reference and instruction service. These are 12-month, full-time, probationary tenure track faculty positions reporting to the Assistant Director of Libraries. Minimum salary: $50,110; salary and rank commensurate with education and experience. Anticipated start date in spring/summer 2008.

Support the mission of the Library by providing reference and instructional services for the UW-Eau Claire community and the general public by:
· Teaching library instruction/information literacy sessions.
· Serving as a liaison to assigned departments by consulting and collaborating with students and faculty to meet their information and instructional needs.
· Collaborating with other library faculty in planning, promoting and assessing information literacy initiatives.
· Staffing the reference desk, including some weekend and evening hours.
· Assisting in evaluation, selection and weeding of reference and general collections.
· Developing creative tools to teach the fundamental skills and attitudes underlying information literacy.

Fulfill faculty responsibilities by:
· Serving on appropriate Library, campus and UW System committees.
· Pursuing continued study, scholarly activities, and creative work.
· Participating in professional and community service activities.

· Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent, received by date of hire.
· Demonstrated commitment to professional development and potential to meet the library’s tenure and promotion requirements.
· Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
· Strong commitment to public service.
· Knowledge of or experience in the areas of business and/or science.
· Experience providing quality reference service.
· Demonstrated commitment to teaching.
· Familiarity with and interest in emerging technologies as applied to reference and instruction.
· Experience in an academic library may be considered an asset.

McIntyre Library has a staff of 12.50 FTE library faculty, and 17 FTE classified staff. The Library maintains a very active information literacy program, provides access to a wide range of digital resources, is a selective state and federal document depository, and includes a regional historical research center and university archives. McIntyre Library has a collection of almost 600,000 titles, 2 million volumes, and 17,000 online and print periodical subscriptions; and works closely with other UW System libraries in keeping with the “One System, One Library” approach to the delivery of collections and services.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus community consists of 10,500 students and 700 faculty and administrative/professional staff. As the UW System's only Center of Excellence for faculty and undergraduate research, faculty and students regularly work side-by-side on original research.

Often described as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus, UW-Eau Claire spans the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire, western Wisconsin's largest city. Eau Claire and the surrounding countryside have many scenic rivers, lakes, parks, bike trails and wooded areas where students and community members enjoy seasonal sports, camping and a variety of other recreational activities.

A community of 60,000, Eau Claire is a safe, friendly, and affordable community with employment opportunities for family members and outstanding schools for children. In addition to providing its own rich array of cultural events and opportunities, Eau Claire is just 90 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references to:
Jill Markgraf, Chair
Reference and Instruction Librarian Search Committee
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004
Phone: 715-836-5357 Email:

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by January 11, 2008. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants’ names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released upon request.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer dedicated to enhancing diversity.

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