Public Services Diversity Resident Librarian

at University of Wisconsin-Madison (view profile)
Published August 11, 2022
Location 600 N. Park St., Madison, WI
Category Academic  
Job Type Temporary/Term-Limited  
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Education Requirements Master's Degree MA/MS in Library/Information Studies or equivalent degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency Minimum $53,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade Librarian I -
Twitter Handle @college_library


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.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

This is a hybrid work position. Expected onsite 60%, with onsite public services responsibilities a priority. Flexible schedule with nights/weekends on rotation.

This is a terminal, 36 month appointment with the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment.