Thursday, December 09, 2021

Job Opportunity: Reference/Collection Development Library Assistant

Position Title: Library Assistant III

Position Type: Temporary, Hourly

Start Date: January 18th, 2022

End Date: May 20th, 2022

Hours per week: 15-20

Salary Range16: $18.00/hr

Location: UW-Stout Library, Menomonie, WI


  • Reporting to the Collection Development Librarian, the UW-Stout Library is seeking a temporary, hourly candidate to assist with the following duties:
  • Participate in the weekly reference desk rotation and answer patron questions via email, phone, chat, and in-person. Schedule in-depth research consultations when needed.
  • Participate in the library’s embedded librarian service, answering research questions from students in their Canvas classes.
  • Support Library collection development functions and assist with projects.
  • Other duties may be assigned based on candidate experience. These may include the following:

a.       Facilitate library information literacy instruction sessions

b.      Public relations and marketing

c.       Editing library research guides and instruction materials


  • Work experience or coursework in libraries
  • Training or experience in providing reference services
  • Knowledge and experience with databases and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in teams and with students, faculty, and staff
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills

New graduates or students working toward an Associate Degree in Library Science or MLIS are encouraged to apply.

If interested, submit a current resume and cover letter to Cory Mitchell by January 12th, 2022.  The position remains open until filled.

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