Community Engagement Librarian

Madison, WI
$55384 Annually
Job Type: 
Public Library


Madison Public Library


Minimum Qualifications Graduation from an accredited library school with a master's degree in library or information science. OR A master's degree in education, human development, or public health AND two years of experience applying Library science theories, principles, practices, and terminology applicable to a public library and community engagement. If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, Human Resources will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience: Four years experience in applying the following: Library science theories, principles, practices, and terminology applicable to a public library and community engagement. Two years experience in applying the following: Automated and manual library systems. Library reference and/or collection development strategies and resources. Computer software applicable to the duties of the position. Familiarity with the following: Project management principles and practices. Community engagement within library systems. Child development and education. Cultural and economic issues involved in serving traditionally underserved populations.


Madison Public Library (MPL) is a dynamic organization that actively embraces the changing role of libraries, and was awarded the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our new Central Library opened in 2013, featuring a fully equipped media lab, gigabit connectivity, ample meeting rooms, and our critically acclaimed Bubbler program which has since been able to expand through major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Our eight neighborhood libraries have similarly embraced new services and technology, such as our Meadowridge Library's community kitchen that supports youth nutrition and food preparation programs. Employment at MPL means working alongside talented people who are deeply committed to service and making a difference in people's lives. Our outstanding and collegial workforce is highly valued by the community, and includes staff members who have received national recognition or awards for their work. We value and support diverse perspectives, intellectual freedom, learning in all forms, collaboration, and innovation. This position is responsible for professional library work, based at the Meadowridge Library located on Madison's southwest side. Meadowridge Library is a very active and diverse Neighborhood Library. The successful candidate will work within the framework of Madison Public Library's vision, mission, strategic goals, policies and practices, to implement professional library work at Meadowridge Library. The work involves providing and overseeing such functions as direct customer assistance at an all-ages public service desk, adult programming, collaborative projects, collection maintenance, community engagement, and oversight of paraprofessional and hourly staff. Work takes place in library environments and throughout the community. The position participates actively as part of teams of library staff and/or community stakeholders. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Librarian 3 or Library Supervisor.

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