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Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) & Student Engagement Librarian

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School / Campus / College: University Libraries

Organization: University Libraries

Title: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) & Student Engagement Librarian

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Position Description


Serving all three UW campuses, the UW Libraries is an integral partner in the education, research, clinical care, and service mission of the University. Beyond the strength of its extensive collections and digital resources, the Libraries is recognized for its excellent programs and services, innovative learning and research spaces, faculty partnerships, global reach, assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff. The Libraries is committed to integrating equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism into all aspects of our work and organizational culture.  


The Campus Library occupies Land that has been inhabited by Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial. Specifically, this campus is located on Sammamish Land from which settler colonists forcibly removed Coast Salish Peoples to reservations in the mid-19th century. Today, descendants of the Sammamish are members of several Coast Salish communities.  

The Campus Library is uniquely positioned as a key resource in supporting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the UW Bothell and Cascadia College communities and serves a combined FTE of approximately 8,500 students. The Library is a critical partner in fostering collaboration across this shared campus environment, through access, collections, consultations, digital scholarship support, events, instruction, research assistance, services, and technology. The Library aspires to be a catalyst for UW Bothell and Cascadia College, with agile and innovative approaches to meeting the changing needs of students, faculty, and the community.   

A core value and commitment of the Library is to create an environment that recognizes and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. Most UWB/CC students are first-generation college attendees or are from historically excluded groups. Library staff work collaboratively to provide inclusive, culturally relevant services and resources that reflect the diversity of our campus community.   


The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA) & Student Engagement Librarian develops and leads highly collaborative efforts across the UWB/CC Campus Library and the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College campuses to support the success and diversity of students.    

This position is not tenure eligible. This position is represented by SEIU 925 – Libraries. Please see the SEIU 925 collective bargaining agreement for the Librarian promotion process. This position is eligible for hybrid work (on campus and remote).  


  • Develops, delivers, and evaluates outreach and programming designed to engage Cascadia College and UW Bothell students, with particular attention to historically excluded and marginalized student populations.  [~60%]
    • Strengthens campus and student partnerships to effectively support a range of students, including, but not limited to, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), LGBTQ2SIA , immigrant, undocumented, veterans, students with disabilities, transfer, and first-generation students. 
    • Serves as liaison to campus partners and student groups supporting historically excluded and marginalized populations. Advocates for the library as a partner in building community and contributing to campus initiatives and programs for student engagement and belonging. 
    • Participates on the UW Libraries DEI Committee.
    • Engages students in the development and implementation of programming and outreach. 
    • Collaborates with library and campus partners to participate in student activities such as programming, new student orientations, open houses, library events, and other activities. 
    • Coordinates and facilitates the library’s DEIA initiatives in collaboration with library colleagues, campus partners, and community stakeholders. 
    • Collaboratively assesses, evaluates, and communicates progress on the library’s DEIA initiatives. 
    • Works collaboratively with DEIA partners from UW campuses, Cascadia College, and the local community. 
    • Advances the library’s application of critical librarianship, and antiracist and inclusive practices and pedagogies. 
  • Provides in-person and online research help and teaching in the library’s first year information literacy curricula at UW Bothell and Cascadia College.  [~25%]
  • Serves as a subject liaison and develops collections in Disability Studies and American Sign Language. [~15%] 


Position will be at rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending on qualifications and background. See the Rank, Status, Initial Appointments, Renewal of Appointments and Promotions of UW Libraries Librarians article in the SEIU 925 Libraries-UW 2023-2026 CBA for appointment criteria.  


Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of Washington Retirement Plan on a matching basis. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment.  Vacation is accrued at the rate of 26 working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. No state or local income tax.


The base salary range for this position will be $5,500-$7,000 per month, commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a moving allowance.


While we hope to fill the position by Spring 2024, we are happy to work with the successful candidate to explore opportunities for an earlier or later start date.



  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and a more socially just society and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with students from diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities who possess a wide range of educational goals.    


  • Experience in online and in-person research and instruction services in a college or university setting, including liaison and collection development work, a strong user-centered public service philosophy, and familiarity with critical information literacy. 
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to develop and coordinate programming or projects, including goal setting and outcomes evaluation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively balance workload and competing priorities in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships with diverse individuals and groups.


Applications received by 8:59 PST/11:59 EST p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2024 will receive priority review. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling biweekly basis at the discretion of the unit.   

The following documents are required as part of your application for this vacancy:  

  • Cover letter (addressed to Laura Lillard, Director, Libraries Human Resources)
  • Curriculum vitae or resume (include a telephone number, mailing address, email address and salary requirements) 
  • List of three references who are knowledgeable of your qualifications for this position, one of which must be your current supervisor (include telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and email addresses, and specify current supervisor)
  • Equity Diversity Inclusion Accessibility (EDIA) Statement*  

* UW Libraries Equity Diversity Inclusion Accessibility (EDIA) Statement Guidelines  

Equity is a core value of the UW Libraries and an integral component of the Libraries 2023-2026 Strategic Plan. We aspire to become a truly inclusive and equitable organization. We actively support the University in sustaining diversity, creating inclusive experiences for the UW community, and confronting institutional bias and structural racism. In your application, please include a separate statement of no more than 300 words that describes your potential or experience to support and contribute to the Libraries’ commitment to providing equitable services and resources to all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status.  

University of Washington Libraries Home Page is  

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Laura Lillard at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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