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Associate Librarian - Assistant Dean, User Services


Associate Librarian - Assistant Dean, User Services


The University of Wyoming Libraries seeks applicants for an Assistant Dean for User Services. This position provides leadership, vision, and management for the User Services Division. Units within User Services include circulation, interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance, mailroom, and the Studio Coe digital media lab, all located at W.R. Coe Library, as well as branch libraries and a storage annex located on the main UW campus. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries. 

The Assistant Dean salary includes a base salary, minimum of $75,000, + a $10,992 yearly administrative stipend. 


  • Foster teamwork, cooperation, and communication within the User Services division. Oversee division budget forecasting and expenditures. 
  • Hire, mentor, and direct unit supervisors and faculty members in the division. Set performance goals and approve timesheets and leave for four direct reports, and approve hiring, terminations, and compensation changes for all faculty, benefited staff and student employees in User Services division. 
  • Plan and implement service initiatives, policies and workflows within the division, including tracking and reporting statistics, resolving technology or vendor issues, and facilitating communication and cooperation with other library divisions and campus partners. 
  • Anticipate and support emerging trends in library learning commons, resource sharing, and access services. 
  • Participate in the Libraries leadership team, including library-wide budget forecasting and analysis, staffing, marketing, and strategic planning. 
  • Encourage professional development, mentoring, and cross-training for employee growth and job satisfaction. 
  • Maintain and strengthen campus partnerships with UW police, dining and vending operations, information technology, and operations to ensure smooth operations of services and security within UW Libraries facilities. Monitor building issues at W.R. Coe Library and branch libraries. 
  • Represent UW Libraries in university or consortia meetings as needed. Participate in Library Development Board meetings and outreach as assigned.
  • Participate in library faculty activities including scholarship; service; faculty governance; reappointment, tenure, & promotion; and professional development. 
  • Assist frontline staff with answering research questions and addressing user complaints. 


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/section-2-regulations-july-2018/uw_reg_2-409_format_effective_7-1-18.pdf.

UW Libraries are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage 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://www-lib.uwyo.edu/ 


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

Position: Associate Librarian - Assistant Dean, User Services
Organization: University of Wyoming Libraries
Location: Laramie,  WY 
United States
Salary: 75000
Posting Start Date: 6/25/2024
Date Posted: 6/25/2024


  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or ALA-accredited equivalent 
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in an academic library 
  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated successful supervisory and personnel management experience 
  • Ability to foster a collaborative teamwork environment, manage change, and resolve conflict
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills 
  • Strong customer service ethic and commitment to patron privacy 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues, trends and technologies impacting higher education and libraries 
  • Record of scholarly publishing and professional service 


  • Experience with one or more aspects of user services: circulation, reserves, resource sharing, or stacks maintenance 
  • Experience implementing and evaluating library services and policies 
  • Experience addressing user complaints about policies or billing 
  • Knowledge of copyright and fair use as it pertains to libraries 
  • Experience managing budgets for staffing, technology, and/or equipment 
  • Experience with integrated library systems/library management systems, particularly in the areas of fulfillment/circulation and/or resource sharing. 

*The UW Libraries is committed to providing candidates who meet the minimum qualifications with professional development funding and support to acquire skills and grow into positions.?While minimum qualifications must be met to proceed to the interview stage, desired qualifications are not required. Applicants are encouraged to communicate in their application materials how their work and other experiences would benefit this position and the organization? 


This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 07/24/2024 will receive full consideration. 

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: 

  • Resume or curriculum vitae 
  • Cover letter that addresses job qualifications and duties 
  • Contact information for four professional references


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit http://visitlaramie.org/

Status: This listing expires on: 8/24/2024
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University of Wyoming Libraries

Laramie,  WY 82071
United States
Brenna Philbrick