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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Libraries
Milwaukee, WI, United States
30 days ago
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Libraries
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
30 days ago

Description

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.

The UWM Libraries—Golda Meir Library on the Milwaukee campus and two branches, UWM at Waukesha Library and UWM at Washington County Library—advance the campus mission by providing access to holdings of more than 5.4 million physical items, 200,000 e-books, and 142,000 digital serials.

The American Geographical Society Library (AGSL) is one of the premier collections of its kind in North America. Founded in the 1850s, the collection contains maps, atlases, books, periodicals, photos, and geographical data supporting inquiry into a variety of disciplines. Collections date from the 15th century and are worldwide in coverage.

The UWM Libraries value diversity in all of its forms, including who we are, how we think, and what we do. We strive to create a sense of belonging for all people, including those who have been historically underrepresented at UWM.

This position works collaboratively in a small team environment to support the mission and services of the UWM Libraries and the American Geographical Society Library. Under the general supervision of the Curator of the American Geographical Society Library, the incumbent performs a wide variety of tasks requiring extensive knowledge and experience of library practices and procedures. The Library Services Assistant is responsible for coordinating and supervising student employee activities, providing administrative support for the AGSL Curator and staff and coordinating the flow of materials, purchased and donated, into the Library, which includes acquisition control and processing.  The person often acts as first contact with the public, is expected to have the knowledge and ability to handle routine information needs, and help facilitate the AGSL’s active outreach programs.

Salary: This position comes with a competitive salary and benefit package.  The salary minimum is $16.04 ($33,363 annually).  Benefit summary: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/univstaff21.pdf

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and able to work independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working with diverse populations  
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Experience working in academic library  
  • Demonstrated grasp of and strong interest in learning new computer software and hardware skills
  • Physical ability for handling of maps, books, atlases (able to lift 30 lbs. above head and to retrieve and file large, bulky folders from map case drawers)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365 suite, including Microsoft Teams, Wordpress or other web CMS

Apply: https://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/31412



Job Information

  • Job ID: 58785988
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Position Title: LIBRARY SERVICES ASSISTANT- ADVANCED
  • Company Name: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Libraries
  • Job Function: Other/Not Listed

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