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Job Summary:

Do you enjoy teaching and working with undergraduate students? Are you interested in supporting learners in finding, evaluating, and using a wide variety of information sources? Do you enjoy learning and using new technology...

The Teaching & Learning Librarian position, located in the UW-Madison Libraries' Teaching & Learning Programs office, works as part of a team to develop and teach in-person information literacy instruction sessions primarily for undergraduate general education courses. This position also contributes to the office's Online Learning Team, assisting with the development, assessment, and maintenance of a growing collection of online learning objects that support student research and learning.

In addition, this position collaborates with staff in the Libraries' Teaching & Learning Programs office and with other library instruction staff to develop and conduct assessment of student learning, and create documentation and develop best practices in support of the Libraries' instruction program.

This is an entry-level position. Candidates with demonstrated interest in instruction and online learning are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be provided with professional development, training, and mentoring to support their growth in these areas.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community.


Provides a wide variety of professional library services which may include the areas of teaching, learning, public services, circulation, reference, selection, and outreach to support creative exploration, intellectual growth and, scholarly pursuits. Provides input on policies and procedures to contribute to services and operations and assist in continual service improvement and innovation.
• 5% Serves as a liaison to academic disciplines and/or other campus units providing information on collections, instructional and research support, and library services
• 5% Cultivates and maintains productive relationships with vendors and professional colleagues
• 5% Obtains materials, resolves issues, and answers questions particularly related to situations that are complex in nature
• 35% Designs, develops, and delivers instruction in a variety of formats to faculty, staff, students, and other patrons
• 15% Assists with the coordination of day-to-day functions of one or more library operations or services
• 10% Provides specialized services utilizing a high level of expertise on a broad range of disciplines or in a designated discipline area
• 5% Contributes to the development of policies and procedures
• 5% Serves on committees to advance librarianship at the campus, local, and/or state levels
• 15% Contribute to the development, maintenance, and assessment of online learning content as a member of the Online Learning Team

• Provides instruction services for undergraduate general education courses by designing, developing, and delivering library instruction in a variety of formats, including online.
• Collaborates on assessment and evaluation of library instruction, primarily for foundational research and general education courses.
• Uses strong written and verbal communication skills to facilitate successful project management.
• Participates actively on library committees related to instruction and areas of interest.
• Keeps current with developments in pedagogy, librarianship, online instruction, and relevant technology via engagement in professional organizations and professional development.
• Assists with the coordination of day-to-day tasks related to Library instruction services, including scheduling, referrals, and maintaining statistics.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion



Master's Degree. MA/MS in Library/Information Studies, Education, Instructional Design, or equivalent degree


Required Qualifications:
• Demonstrated interest in or experience with in-person instruction
• Demonstrated interest in or experience with online instruction or development of online learning resources
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:
• Interest in exploring and learning new technology
• Strong communication skills in a team or group context
• Demonstrated interest in or experience with public speaking or leading training

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require 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.

Typical work hours (M-F). Hybrid. Expected onsite minimum 20%, with more onsite work during times of heavy instruction.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $57,000 ANNUAL (12 months)

Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

Teaching & Learning Programs is part of the UW-Madison Libraries, one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. Teaching & Learning Programs has a robust portfolio, including coordinating the library instruction program, online learning development, and engagement & outreach. Our mission is to collaborate with faculty, instructional staff and campus administrators to help students develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge base needed to become efficient, effective users and producers of information. As advocates for the Wisconsin Idea, UW-Madison Libraries offers a work environment notable for its excellent service to patrons within and beyond the University.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without the need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.

How to Apply:

A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter should speak to the required and preferred qualifications for this position. Contact Melissa Ortiz (melissa.ortiz@wisc.edu) for more information. All applications must be submitted through the Jobs at UW applicant system. Click on 'Apply Now' to submit your materials. References will be collected from finalists at the time of the interviews.


Melissa Ortiz


Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Lib I-Res, Learn & User Supp(LM001)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. For more information regarding applicant and employee rights and to view federal and state required postings, click here

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment may require a criminal background check. It may also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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