Academic Personnel

Associate Librarian


Appointment Details


  • Title: Associate Librarian
  • Service Period: 12 months
  • Limitations on Appointment: Must be appointed through University Libraries
  • Length of Appointment Term: Initial appointment in UW Libraries at the rank of Associate Librarian may be made with provisional/non-continuing status. No term limits otherwise
  • Eligible for Permanent/Continuing Status: Yes
  • Voting Rights: No
  • Salary Requirements: Must meet University minimum
  • Full-time/Part-time: Full time
  • Promotable: Yes
  • Competitive Recruitment Required: Yes

New Appointment Details


  • Educational Requirements: Usually requires a graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree.
  • Documents Required:
    • Offer letter (separate PDF)
    • Dean’s letter to provost
      • Recommendation from AD
      • Librarian Personnel Committee vote
      • Title and rank
      • Position description
      • Start date
      • Monthly rate of pay*
      • Librarian Personnel Committee rank/status recommendation**
    • CV/resume
    • Notice of Vacancy**
    • Letters of reference (three preferred, one is mandatory)**

*Could appear in offer letter
Note: OAP is no longer collecting background checks.

**Not required for temporary Librarian appointments


Promotion Details


  • Promotions are done at the local level

Reappointment Details


  • Not applicable for Associate Librarians with permanent/continuing appointments. Those with provisional/non-continuing appointments are ineligible for reappointment

Termination Details