Associate Academic Librarian-University of Wisconsin, Baraboo/Sauk County


The University of Wisconsin Colleges Baraboo/Sauk County is now accepting applications for the position of Associate Academic Librarian. This annual appointment is for 9 months each year (August 16 to May 15) at 32 hours per week.



The person in this position reports to the Library Director.




1. Reference. Assists library patrons in locating materials and needed information. Create library tutorials. Participate in College’s Chat service.


2. Research Instruction/Orientation. Responsible for management and implementation of the library’s information literacy program.


3. Website. Maintains the library website.


4. Technology Support. Provides technology aid and troubleshooting to students as needed.

a. Offers assistance in the use of frequently used campus software and technology.

b. Promotes the use of instructional technology through access, training and support.

c. Support and promote the Library Course Page program.

d. Support and promote the SpiritCast program.

e. Support and promote the SpiritBlog program.

f. Support and promote new programs as they are implemented.


5. Circulation Support. Performs circulation functions. In conjunction with Library Director, provides reserve and e-reserve services.


6. Textbook Support. Provide customer service for students ordering textbooks. Work with library staff to ensure adequate stock of course supplies including coursepacks. In consultation with library director, set prices on items to be sold.


7. Softgood Support. Support and promote library’s role in providing softgood services.


8. Promote Library Services Outreach Programming In conjunction with library director; participate in the planning, promotion and execution of library outreach programming.


9. BAAS program Support


a. Engage with BAAS partner institutions to develop shared services and, when appropriate, collections in support of the BAAS program.


b. Monitor changes to curriculum, including the BAAS curriculum and assist with marketing the BAAS library services and collections to the campus community.


c. Provide and report local assessment of the library’s BAAS services and collections to local director and BAAS Library Council Coordinating Committee and implement measures for program improvement.


d. Serve and support the BAAS Library Council Coordinating Committee and local campus BAAS committees and/or coordinators.


e. Engages with BAAS partner institutions to develop shared services and, when appropriate, collections in support of the BAAS program.




1. Acquisitions/Collection Development. Assists Library Director in selecting and ordering books, periodicals, audiovisual materials, and computer software. Consults review sources and develops purchase lists.

a. Places orders with vendors and enters them in the online system.

b. Work with the library staff to ensure the serials collection is properly maintained.

c. Oversees the Faculty Choice Review program.

d. Engage faculty in the collection development process.


2. Deselection (Weeding). In cooperation with the Library Director, chooses books, periodicals, audiovisual and other materials to deselect.

a. Carries out/supervises removal of records from online catalog and prepares/maintains all necessary administrative deselection process.

b. Supervise inventory of the library collection, shifting projects and general stacks maintenance.




1. Student Workers. Trains and supervises student assistants. Works with the library director to determine work schedules.

a) Monitor student worker budget.


2. Interlibrary Loan. Provide interlibrary loan services for faculty, staff and students.

a. Use ILLiad, OCLC and UW System to order materials and to fill orders received from other libraries.

b. Educate users about how to use patron-initiated request options.

c. Maintain all necessary statistics.


3. Record Maintenance. Assists Library Director with compiling various internal and external reports and statistics, as requested.


4. Library Budget. Becomes familiar with library budgetary procedures, assists Director and serves as budget back up person as requested.


5. Policy Support. Explains policies to patrons.


6. Makes recommendations on library policies and procedures in areas of assigned responsibility.


7. Assessment. Assist library director in planning and implementing assessment activities for the library.


8. Responsible for the operation of the library in the absence of the Director.


9. Participate and contribute in Library staff meetings


10. Miscellaneous. Performs other duties as requested by the library director.




1. Campus/Colleges Service. Participates in shared governance at the campus level and at the Colleges level. Attends Library Council meetings and serves on Library Council committees as appropriate.


2. Continuing Education and Professional Service. Acquires and maintains knowledge of developments in information resources. Attends appropriate conference and workshops as approved by the Director. Participates in professional organizations. Shares knowledge with co-workers, colleagues and others, formally and informally.



MLS or equivalent Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited institution.



Providing reference service and research instruction to library patrons. In addition, the person in this position performs or assists with a wide variety of public and technical services functions. Maintain commitment to providing excellent customer service. Actively participates in new initiatives.



The University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County is one of the 13 University of Wisconsin Colleges, the freshman-sophomore liberal arts campuses of the UW System. Offering the Associate of Arts and Science degree and several collaborative bachelor degree opportunities, the campus provides a University of Wisconsin academic experience – with challenging coursework, top-notch support systems, and high-quality co-curricular opportunities.

The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is located on 68 hillside acres on the northwest side of Baraboo. Just a short drive from Madison and Devils Lake, the campus is part of a region that is rich in beauty, history, and culture.

The UW-Baraboo/Sauk County maintains an enrollment of approximately 650 students, about 30% of whom are age 22 and older. The majority of UW-Baraboo/Sauk County students come from Sauk, Columbia, Dane, Adams, and Juneau counties.



The University of Wisconsin Colleges ( is composed of 13 freshman-sophomore campuses, dispersed geographically across the state, providing a 2-year associate’s degree curriculum eligible for transfer within the UW-Systems colleges. The 13 UW-Colleges campuses and UW Colleges Online provides access to higher education, offering competitive tuition among its peers and the lowest in UW-Systems enabling traditional and non-traditional students the opportunity to pursue a degree while living in their home community.



The University of Wisconsin Colleges is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to diversity and inclusiveness among its employees and in its programs, and actively seeks and encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.

-If requested, confidentiality of an application can be maintained until an applicant is deemed a finalist in the search.

– A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.



In order to assure consideration, application materials must be received by July 24, 2013. Application Materials include: a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three references.


The position will remain open until filled.



If you have any questions regarding the position you may contact Marc Boucher, Library Director, or 608-355-5249.



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