Job: Collection Development Assistant - 75%

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Job Title: Collection Development Assistant - 75%
Job ID: 11397
Location: UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


A member of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stout serves approximately 9,300 students in 25 graduate and 45 undergraduate programs and one doctoral program. UW-Stout is a 2001 Baldrige Award Recipient, supporting a progressive, learning-centered, quality-based educational environment that is focused on continuous improvement. A leader in adopting new technology, UW-Stout is a digital campus and all faculty and staff are required to use available technology in their positions.

The university is located in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94; located in the scenic Chippewa Valley Region with a population base of more than 200,000. Menomonie is a city of 16,000 surrounded by lakes, streams and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:


The University Library¿s mission is to establish, promote, and maintain quality resources and services to support the UW-Stout¿s commitment to teaching, research, scholarship, and service. For more information about the University Library, visit our website:

Serve as a paraprofessional in an advanced support role and reports to the Collection Development Librarian. Responsible for the operation of all activities related to Electronic Databases, Standing Orders and Serials (periodicals). Acts as primary back-up to the Acquisitions/Monographs Library Services Assistant-Senior position.

- Attention to detail, proofreading and editing skills.
- Working knowledge of desktop hardware and standard business software programs (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, databases) and the Internet.
- Aptitude for making progress on multiple simultaneous projects.
- Ability to delegate and prioritize work effectively.
- Adaptability and flexibility to work in a changing environment.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Commitment to excellence in service to a diverse community of users.
- Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness and resourcefulness.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

- A bachelor¿s degree
- Experience ordering and receiving using purchasing software and/or vendor websites.
- Experience in higher education environment.
- Experience working in library technical services, acquisitions or collection development.
- Budgeting experience.
- Experience with Ex Libris ALMA Library Services Platform.
- Experience with other Library Services Platform(s).
- Library cataloging experience.
- Supervisory experience.

The minimum starting salary is $15.411 per hour and is a 75% position based on a full year. The hourly rate for this position is negotiable based on experience and available budget. A six-month probation is required. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. Benefit details can be found at:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups. Final candidate must successfully pass a full background check before an offer of employment can be made.

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).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:


Screening of applications will begin 1/27/2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Current resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three professional work references

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our online application system are available via:

If you have application questions contact:
Dawn Skovbroten, or 715-232-2392

Job Family: Staff

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