Government Information Librarian

23004872 Requisition #
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Required Education:

  • A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience:
    • To be appointed at the Expert Librarian (PLB3/5A) classification, four or more years of professional experience are required.
    • Less than four years of experience will be considered for the Specialist Librarian (PLB2/4A) classification.
  • A minimum of two years professional experience working with U.S. federal government information.
  • Experience providing instruction and research assistance academic or research library or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated awareness of current trends in government information content, formats, and methods of dissemination.
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a demanding and rapidly changing environment where flexibility, collaboration, consultation, and cooperation are essential.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in professional development that will enhance the candidate’s value to the Libraries, the University, and the profession.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in an academic environment, in a workplace setting, and/or in the community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge or interest in the planning and promotion of outreach activities for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience developing course and subject guides, such as LibGuides.
  • Experience with collection development beyond the scope of Government Publishing Office resources.
  • Knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program and the expectations of a regional federal depository library.

The Libraries intends to hire for one position at either the Specialist Librarian classification (PLB2/4A), requisition #23004871, or the Expert Librarian classification (PLB3/5A), requisition #23004872, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.


Application Details:

In order to be eligible for interview, applicants must upload the following and mark them as “relevant files” when you upload the documents:

  1. Cover letter that clearly addresses how you meet each of the required and any desired qualifications of this position. To ensure strongest consideration, applicants are encouraged to review all required qualifications and state directly how they meet each of them.
  2. Current resume


The University of Iowa Libraries will be hiring at one of two classification levels within this requisition. You must indicate in your cover letter the classification (Specialist or Expert Librarian) you wish to be considered for or indicate both. See qualifications above for additional information about experience required for the different classifications.

This job ad will be posted through November 10, 2023, and may be removed from posting and filled any time after that date. Please contact if you have any questions about the position.

The hiring salary range for this position at the Specialist Librarian classification is $52,500 - $72,000 and at the Expert Librarian classification is $65,000 - $82,000.­­­­

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification.  References will be requested from candidates at a later point in the interview process. 

This position is eligible for a combination of on-campus and remote work. Remote work must be performed at a location within the state of Iowa and comply with the remote work program and related policies.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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