Instruction & Reference Librarian, Temporary (Jim Dan Hill Library) Vacancy Announcement - Human Resources Office - UW-Superior Employment Opportunities

Vacancy Announcement

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Vacancy Announcement

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UW-Superior is committed to making excellence inclusive in every aspect of the institution. Diversity, inclusion and equity are prioritized learning resources for all community members. We strive to offer quality programs in an environment of trust and cooperation that centers on the worth of all individuals. The University is seeking candidates who will contribute to the achievement of this goal.


Instruction & Reference Librarian, Temporary (Jim Dan Hill Library)


Instruction and Reference Librarian. This is a temporary position from September to December, 2013.


Provide library instruction, reference desk, library liaison work including collection development for selected areas.

Specifically, provide instruction in the use of information resources and the development of information literacy skills:

  • Teach information literacy skills at the Reference Desk in person, on the phone, and through virtual reference
  • Prepare and present subject specific information literacy "one-shots"
  • Teach general library skills workshops
  • Participate in assessment of information literacy skills through the distribution and collection of formative and summative assessment measures
  • Gather and record library instruction statistics through LibAnalytics
  • Schedule library instruction sessions
  • Collaborate with other college staff and faculty in integrating information literacy into new and existing assignments
  • Utilize Libguides, Camtasia, and similar technologies for delivering instruction to on campus and distance learning students


  • Posess a Master's Degree from an ALA accredited program


  • Experience with or knowledge of library instruction or reference desk, preferably in an academic library, ability to use Libguides, Camtasia, and similar technologies in the creation of information literacy tutorials


September 9, 2013


Please submit an application package including:

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Send to:

Deb Nordgren
Library Director
Jim Dan Hill Library
Room 135
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Belknap & Catlin Ave
PO Box 2000
Superior, WI  54880

For consideration, completed applications must be received by July 15, 2013.

Doe additional inforamiton:  Visit or call Deb Nordgren, Library Director, at 715-394-8233 or by e-mail

UW-Superior: A Special Place:

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin’s public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin’s Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,600 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.

UW-Superior maintains its foundational teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to campus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.

At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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UW-Superior is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity and inclusivity.

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