Assistant Librarian - Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian
Laramie, WY 
Posted 1 day ago
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 Librarian - Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian


The University of Wyoming Libraries invites applicants for a Resource Acquisition and Management Librarian. This position is part of a team that acquires, maintains, and assesses library collections in support of learning, teaching, and research in alignment with the university's and Libraries' strategic directions.

This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Resource Discovery & Management.


  • Collaborate with the collections, acquisitions, electronic resources, discovery teams, and other teams, units, and departments to accomplish goals.
  • Work with university and library colleagues to ensure current collections meet an evolving and growing university's needs, with diverse viewpoints, interests, abilities, and perspectives, and support the university and libraries' strategic plans.
  • Make recommendations for budget allocations and expenditures in all formats.
  • Participate in Open Access publishing and Open Educational Resources initiatives.
  • Participate in the life cycle of collection activities
  • Communicate, interact and negotiate with vendors, publishers, and library consortia for selection and evaluation of library resources.
  • Effectively communicate with library, university, and other users of UW-provided resources about usage, needs, training, and decision-making
  • Represent the division and libraries on committees as requested.
  • Collaborate on gathering and evaluating data from multiple sources, including usage data, collection and expenditure data, and other data as needed for both decision making and reporting.
  • Document policies and procedures to ensure consistent practices.
  • Participate in qualitative and quantitative analyses to support informed recommendations on collection directions.


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. ().

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
  • One year of collections-related library experience, such as collection management, collection development, electronic resource management, collection assessment, or related.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and contribute as a member of a team, committee, or working group
  • Knowledge and understanding of, and commitment to, modern and evolving collections practices, standards, and trends


  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience supporting or managing library or related collections
  • Experience with or knowledge of current acquisition models in libraries
  • Experience using or promoting Open Access publishing or Open Educational Resources and knowledge of the landscape/issues
  • Experience working with vendors on materials acquisition

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.


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 Experience
1+ years
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