Institution

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Job Title

Tribal Libraries, Archives & Museums (TLAM) & iSchool Library Manager

Department/College

Information School

Dates

Opening Date: 09/29/2022
Closing Date:  11/13/2022

Job Description

The iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a dynamic professional to join our team as the Tribal Libraries, Archives & Museums (TLAM) & iSchool Library Manager.

The position will be responsible for stewarding the iSchool program in Tribal Libraries, Archives & Museums (TLAM). This involves teaching in the Tribal Libraries, Archives & Museums curriculum. Specifically, it requires working with students to develop and maintain respectful, responsible, and reciprocal relationships with longstanding community partners through ongoing experiential learning projects.

A candidate for the position will have a developed understanding of information issues and practices and experience working in Indigenous information and community contexts. The position will also manage the iSchool Laboratory Library. This includes collaborating with a Collections librarian and supervising student staff to oversee library operations and user services. The position serves as the subject liaison for library and information studies and information sciences.

Job Duties

Provides a wide variety of the most advanced professional library services which may include teaching, learning, public services, circulation, assessment, reference, selection, and outreach to support creative exploration, intellectual growth, and scholarly pursuits. Serves as a resource to others and regularly solves complex problems based on advanced knowledge and expertise. Initiates process improvements, policy changes, and new initiatives to contribute towards continual improvement in services and operations.  

Experience/Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills

Required skills/qualifications:
  • Master's in Library and Information Studies or similar field
  • Knowledge and experience in tribal libraries, archives or museums
  • Experience in building respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and responsibly addressing community information needs
  • Understanding of dynamic and evolving issues surrounding Indigenous information issues
Preferred skills/qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Work experience in library, museum, archive, or other information institutions
  • Knowledge/experience in academic libraries and/or public services

Supplemental Information

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location. A period of evaluation will be required.

How to Apply

In order to be considered, application must be made at https://jobs.wisc.edu/

Reference Position Vacancy Listing (PVL)# 266879

The full position description and details are at the above link and at https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/515570/tribal-libraries-archives-museums-tlam-ischool-library-manager.

For questions on the position, contact Lori Ushman, iSchool Department Administrator, at [email protected].

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