Librarian I- Research, Learning and User Support

Website University of Wisconsin

Official Job Title Librarian I- Research, Learning and User Support
Working Title: Social Sciences Librarian
Position Number 00631375
Division UWM Libraries
Department B503100 Library User Services
Position Type Non-Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary
FLSA Status Exempt
Percent 100
Posting Type Staff
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—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
This position 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 instruction and consultations to students, staff and faculty; engaging in academic outreach to assigned departments; and contribution to programming to educate graduate students and faculty on established and emerging practices in scholarly communication. This position is expected to provide excellent customer service in a professional manner and serve as a model representative of UWM and the Libraries.

Salary: This position comes with a competitive salary and benefit package. The starting salary is $43,870.  Benefit summary:

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s of Library Science/Master’s of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree with coursework in the social sciences
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate work among different projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience working with quantitative and qualitative data sets
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.  This is a continuous recruitment.  Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022. Applications received after December 31, 2021 may not receive consideration.
Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 01/01/2022
Position Contact Name Andy Yang
Contact Phone 414-229-4578
Contact Email [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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.

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, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

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

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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