University of Wisconsin Milwaukee-Research, Learning and User Support

Librarian II – Research, Learning and User Support

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Position Number: 02314902

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 entrepreneurship. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

The UWM Libraries—Golda Meir Library on the Milwaukee campus and two branches, UWM at Waukesha Library and UWM at Washington County Library—advance the campus mission by providing access to holdings of more than 5.4 million physical items, 200,000 e-books, and 142,000 digital serials.

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 UWM Libraries value diversity in all of its forms, including who we are, how we think, and what we do. We strive to create a sense of belonging for all people, including those who have been historically underrepresented at UWM.

Job Summary

The Business Librarian supports the University goals to be excellent in inter-disciplinary research and graduate highly educated individuals at all degree levels. Working under the leadership of the Research Services Lead, position responsibilities include providing effective delivery of business research instruction and consultations to students, staff and faculty; engaging in academic outreach to the UWM Lubar College of Business and assigned departments; and contributing to programs that educate graduate students and faculty on issues in scholarly communication. The position provides excellent customer service in a professional manner, serves as a resource to others, and is a model representative of UWM and the Libraries. We welcome applications from newly graduated and early career librarians.

*This position requires work to be performed in-person, onsite, at the Golda Meir Library with flexibility for telecommuting up to 2 days a week, after a successful onboarding period.

The starting salary for this position is $48,870. The University of Wisconsin System offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The University contributes to the cost of several benefit plans. Leave packages: 176 hours vacation, 176 hours Sick leave (during the first 18 months) (96 hours thereafter) 36 hours personal holiday. This leave is granted on a fiscal year basis, July 1-June 30. Depending on start date and percentage of appointment, leave may be pro-rated.

Job Responsibilities:

• Serves as a liaison to business, economics, non-profit management and related disciplines and/or other campus units providing information on collections, instructional and research support, and library services

• Cultivates and maintains productive relationships with business information vendors and professional colleagues

• Obtains materials, resolves issues, and answers questions that are complex and highly specialized in nature

• Designs, develops, delivers, and assesses instruction in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, students, and other patrons

• Provides specialized services utilizing a high level of expertise on a broad range of disciplines or in a designated discipline area

• Initiates and solicits input to modify policies, procedures, and assessment tools to improve workflows and/or user experiences

• Serves on committees to advance librarianship at the campus, local, and/or state and national levels

• May direct the day-to-day activities of student workers

• Develops, curates, and manages business resources

Minimum Qualifications

• MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution

• Experience conducting literature and data searches in company, industry, and marketing databases

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching business research skills

• Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate work among different projects

• Degree, course work, or equivalent experience in business or related discipline

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

Application Instructions

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.

Application Notes

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.

Legal Notices

AA/EO Statement

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.

Reasonable Accommodations

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 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.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

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