Assistant/Associate Librarian - Academic Excellence Librarian
Laramie, WY 
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Job Description
The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
Assistant/Associate Librarian
The University of Wyoming invites applications for the Carol J. McMurry Librarian for Academic Excellence.TheAcademic Excellence Librarianteaches credit-bearing courses in the Honors College and serves as leadlibrarianand primary point of contact for students and faculty in the college.
This position reports to the Chair of Research & Instruction.
  • Teach two sections of the 3-credit first-year Honors Colloquium annually.
  • Provide information literacy instruction for Honors courses and for the UW general education curriculum.
  • Serve as the lead librarian insupportoftheHonors College andselectedfine and performing arts departments.
  • Support HonorsCollegethesis researchand other advanced undergraduate research withindividualconsultations and support for open scholarship.
  • Consultandcollaboratewith Honors facultyand other university facultyto develop research-based curricula and assignments.
  • Collaborate with campus partners on programming,which could include workshopson library research or digital scholarship; lectures and exhibits;theater productions for the Honors College; andcampus or state-wide reading programs.
  • Coordinate co-curricular opportunities for students, such as a student advisory board or research peer mentoring.
  • Provide support for adoption and development of Open Educational Resourceswithin the Honors curriculumand the UW general education curriculum.
  • Participate in library instructional initiatives, student engagement programs, and outreach activities.
  • This is an endowed position and will require regular reports tofunders.
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. ( ).Faculty rank (assistant, associate, or librarian)will be determined at the point of hire.
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. For more information on UW Libraries, please visit


  • or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in an academic library
  • Experience teaching in higher education environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Additional advanced degree in the liberal arts
  • Subject expertise in fine and performing arts
***The successful candidate will be hired in at either an Assistant or Associate Librarian rank, depending on experience.***
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. Applications received by March 17, 2021 will receive priority consideration.
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 .

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

"The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need."


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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