University of Wisconsin Madison SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS AND REFERENCE LIBRARIAN in Madison, Wisconsin



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Job no: 96031-AS

Work type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Legal Affairs, Library, Museum, Arts

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Scholarly Communications and Reference Librarian

Official Title:


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Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 01, 2019


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $60,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Master's degree in library science (or its equivalent) from an ALA-accredited school required.

JD from an ABA-accredited law school required.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications:

-Knowledge of legal sources and strong legal research skills

-Enthusiasm for and experience working with digital repository content

-Experience effectively managing complex projects

-Creativity and experience proposing new or improved projects and workflows

-Strong organization, analytical thinking skills, and attention to detail

-Excellent written and interpersonal skills

-Instructional or presentation experience

-Ability to contribute to and lead a team and work independently with an understanding of when to seek assistance

-Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours

Preferred Qualifications:

-One or more years of professional library reference experience

-Academic law library experience

-Knowledge of copyright and authors' rights

-Experience successfully promoting content and services

-Experience working with Dublin Core and other metadata standards

-Experience supervising student workers or other employees

-Experience serving as a liaison to law faculty, staff, and/or student groups

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Position Summary:

The Scholarly Communications and Reference Librarian (SCRL) is responsible for curating and managing the University of Wisconsin Law School Digital Repository, supporting faculty research, and liaising with student journals. The SCRL instructs law students and faculty on best scholarly practices and creates educational resources focused on publishing and other library resources. The SCRL shares reference and instructional duties with the other reference librarians and serves as a selector on the Collection Development Committee. The SCRL supervises repository student workers and reports to the Assistant Director of Public Services.

Additional Information:

The UW Law School, located in Madison, WI, is an integral part of the University of Wisconsin, one of the top research universities in the United States. We offer both JD and advanced law degrees, and enroll students from around the U.S. and around the world. Madison is a city of lakes, frequently listed among the top ten places to live in the U.S. Further information about the law school is available at

The University of Wisconsin Law School Library is dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services.We therefore seek candidates who embrace engagement, inclusion, and diversity in the broadest sense. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Justin Boehm


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Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online through the Jobs at UW website ( by submitting a cover letter and resume by the consideration date.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Applications Open: Sep 14 2018 Central Daylight Time

Applications Close: Oct 14 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time