Library Services Assistant-Advanced – University of Wisconsin-River Falls

Library Services Assistant-Advanced (100%)

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics. More information about UWRF can be found at:

Job Duties: This position is in Technical Services and reports to the Collection and Resource Management Librarian. The employee’s primary responsibilities include ordering and receiving physical items, maintaining accurate order records, and corresponding with vendors. This position also is responsible for copy cataloging of all types of library materials, including books, serials, government documents, visual materials, maps, scores, and sound recordings using international cataloging standards; providing quality control for the shared University of Wisconsin System library management system; oversight of the processing and repairing of library materials; and the overseeing and training of cataloging student employees.

Special Notes: For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or call the University Police Department at 715-425-3133 for a paper copy.

UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3221.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Ability to organize and prioritize work.
· Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
· Effective skills in managing student workers.
· High level of accuracy and strong attention to detail.
· Effective written and oral communication skills.
· Ability to apply problem solving skills when dealing with issue resolutions.

Preferred Qualifications
· Knowledge of the standard MARC bibliographic record.
· Knowledge of international cataloging standards, i.e. Resource Description and Access (RDA), Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules II (AACRII).
· Knowledge of library management systems.

How to Apply: Apply online at by December 10, 2018. Applicants must provide a resume; cover letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the responsibilities and knowledge, skills, and abilities as outlined in the job; and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references who can specifically comment on your professional & relevant work experience. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. A six-month probationary period is required. The minimum starting salary is $16.00 per hour. The hourly rate may be negotiable based on experience and available budget. Inquiries should be addressed to Brad Gee, Recruitment & Selection Panel Lead, at

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.