Digital Scholarship Fellow Assistant Librarian (3 years), University of Wyoming Libraries

Job Title: Assistant Librarian
Job ID: 9467
Location: Main Campus
Please note: 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.


The University of Wyoming seeks applications for a 2018-2020 digital scholarship fellow. This three-year faculty position provides an opportunity for an entry level librarian, with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, to gain professional experience as an academic librarian. The digital scholarship fellow will gain meaningful work experience in UW Libraries Digital Collections, including open data, open scholarship, scholarly communications and publishing, data visualization, and related initiatives. Serves as liaison for open educational resources and open textbook grants, with mentoring and support from other librarians. The fellow will have the opportunity to shadow librarians in the Research & Instruction Department, and to gain experience in information literacy instruction planning and delivery. Close collaboration with faculty in the libraries and the university will be emphasized.


The fellowship will offer many opportunities for professional development: The fellow will be encouraged to deliver presentations, attend national and regional conferences, and/or write for professional publications. Financial support for professional development opportunities will be available. Serves on library committees as appropriate and participates in the Libraries’ mentoring program.


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


Minimum Qualifications:
· ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent by time of appointment
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
· Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
· Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion


Desired Qualifications
· Completed coursework and/or experience in digital humanities, digital scholarship, or related initiatives


Required Materials
Complete on-line application and upload the following as one document: cover letter, resume and contact information for three work-related references.


Hiring Statement
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.


Welcome to Laramie
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