We are hiring!

First Year Student Success Librarian

Chalmer Davee Library, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

.92FTE academic staff position (full-time from August 1 to June 30).  Reporting to the Head of Research Services, this position develops and provides library services that support teaching, research, and student success and retention. General responsibilities include: providing library orientation and information literacy instruction to first year student-oriented classes and groups; promoting first-year and transfer student success and retention through collaboration with campus academic and student services programs and offices; serving as a liaison to designated academic departments; providing in-person and online research assistance; overseeing collection development for assigned subject areas; and collaborating with the Head of Research Services and other library colleagues to plan and implement new services to meet the changing needs and expectations of our users.

Qualifications required:  American Library Association-accredited master’s degree completed by August 31, 2017; familiarity with a wide variety of academic reference sources; familiarity with the concepts of information literacy; knowledge of emerging technologies in libraries and how they impact the needs and expectations of library users; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.  Preferred:  Library reference experience; library instruction experience.

Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by August 6, 2017. Please see the University’s website for the application process, complete position description and qualifications at


The University of Wisconsin – River Falls is part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul statistical area. Women/Minorities/Disability/Vet AA/EEO.

Summer Hours

Congratulations to all of our student patrons on another successful school year!

Take some time and slip into your favorite on-campus library and check out some great summer reads and movies. Here are our summer hours:

May 22 – August 19, 2017
Monday – Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Holiday Exceptions  
Saturday-Monday 5/27-29 CLOSED
Tuesday 7/4 CLOSED
Saturday-Sunday 8/19-20 CLOSED
Monday-Friday 8/21-25 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8/26-27 CLOSED
Monday-Friday 8/28-9/1 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 9/2-3 CLOSED
Labor Day, Monday 9/4 CLOSED
Tuesday 9/5, Academic Day 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9/6 Begin Fall Schedule


Archives & Area Research Center

Hours vary during semester breaks.  Please call ahead: 715-425-3567

Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2nd Saturday of  month 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Lower Level Computer Labs (See DoTS web page for full Service Center hours)

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday Closed

Extended Hours for Finals Week- Spring 2017

For your convenience, the library will be offering extended hours for the week of finals:

Friday, May 5 – 7:45 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 6 – 1:00PM – 9:00 PM

Sunday, May 7 – 1:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Monday, May 8- Wednesday, May 10 – 7:45 AM- 1:00 AM

Thursday, May 11 – 7:45 AM – 9:00 PM

Friday, May 12 – 7:45 AM- 4:30 PM

Having Trouble Searching? Here’s How to Ask for Help!

Now that we’re entering the point in the semester when many students are beginning work on writing papers or research projects, we wanted to remind you that the librarians are here to help. We can help you search for items in Search at UW, find extra resources, or figure out how the heck to cite a Twitter interview in APA style. Please don’t hesitate to ask us for help-it can save you time and help you find things you may not have otherwise.

Also, if you receive any error messages or have trouble accessing a website/resource while using our library resources, please use the blue “Report a Problem” link in the Get It or View it tabs in Search at UW. Although it’s useful for us to know of any technical issues, we also want to make sure that we can help you find an alternate copy of an article or book while the issue is being fixed.

Email (checked on weekdays):

On-call Reference hours (Come up to the library’s front desk and a Reference Librarian will be paged for you):

Monday-Thursday: 9-4:30

Friday: 9-2

Saturday: 1-5

Sunday: 1-3:30



Dr. Elizabeth Fenn Speaking on March 30 1:30-3:00 PM

Elizabeth Fenn


Pop-In to learn how to Pop-Up

When you return from the most amazing Spring Break ever, make sure you check out the most “popping” workshop ever! Check out the details below; we look forward to seeing all you well-rested folks there!


Finals Week Hours

Happy last day of classes!  Here are our hours, starting with hours today:

Friday 12/16 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/17 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/18 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Monday 12/19 – Wednesday 12/21 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Thursday 12/22 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 12/23 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 12/24 – Monday 12/26 CLOSED

Good luck on finals!