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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.

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