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Assistant Librarian, Graduate Research & Engagement Librarian


Assistant Librarian - Graduate Research & Engagement Librarian 


The University of Wyoming Libraries invites applications for a Graduate Research & Engagement Librarian in the Research & Instruction Department. This librarian will serve as the Libraries’ liaison to the School of Graduate Education and social science or STEM subject areas to be determined. This role includes developing a clear understanding of the teaching, research, and scholarly communication practices in liaison areas; providing research consultation and instructional support as needed; and engaging with and communicating with liaison units on behalf of the Libraries. 

As a member of the Research & Instruction department, the incumbent will contribute to departmental projects and collaborate with colleagues across the Libraries. 


  • Serve as liaison librarian for departments to be determined by incumbent's background and department needs
  • Maintain awareness of the university’s graduate programs 
  • Coordinate Research & Instruction workshop series 
  • Design and execute research workshops and/or engagement activities for a graduate student audience
  • Support thesis and dissertation research and publishing
  • Participate in open access initiatives including the Libraries Open Educational Resources program
  • Participate in library instructional initiatives and research help services as a member of the Research & Instruction team
  • Develop learning resources such as research guides, instructional video and online tutorials to support asynchronous learning

This position reports to the chair of Research & Instruction.


As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development. (https://www.uwyo.edu/regs-policies/_files/docs/regulations-2020/uw-reg-2-1-approved-10-14-20.pdf). 

UW Libraries is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working in a multicultural environment.  Diversity resources for the University of Wyoming and the community of Laramie can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/diversity/resources/. For more information on UW Libraries, please visit http://uwyo.edu/libraries


This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.

Position: Assistant Librarian, Graduate Research & Engagement Librarian
Organization: University of Wyoming Libraries
Location: Laramie,  WY 
United States
Salary: 55,200
Posting Start Date: 10/25/2023
Date Posted: 10/27/2023


Please address all minimum qualifications in your application materials.

  • ALA-accredited MLIS, MIS, or equivalent by start date (December 2023 graduates are encouraged to apply)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of approaches that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within a complex organization and the desire to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds to create inclusive environments


  • Experience supporting faculty and students with scholarly consultation services 
  • Experience providing instruction and/or workshops to faculty, students, and staff in an academic setting
  • Knowledge of information literacy principles and applications of the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education
  • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communication issues relevant to graduate researchers
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a social science or STEM discipline
  • Knowledge of social science research methods and scholarly communication practices 
  • Working experience with and/or teaching one or more of the following: statistical analysis, data visualization, GIS
  • Demonstrated research interest and scholarly activity in the field of librarianship

*UW Libraries is committed to providing professional development funding and time to allow qualified candidates to acquire skills and grow into positions.   


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 11/26/2023 will receive full consideration.

Status: This listing expires on: 12/26/2023
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University of Wyoming Libraries

Laramie,  WY 82071
United States
Brenna Philbrick