Librarian 1 - Multiple Openings/Locations

02/07/21 11:59 PM
Madison, WI
57,184.92 Annually
Job Type: 
Full Time


City of Madison



Graduation from an accredited library school with a master's degree in library or information science.



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 beautiful, award-winning Central Library features a fully equipped media lab, gigabit connectivity, art gallery, and ample meeting rooms. Our critically acclaimed Bubbler program has expanded through major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and local philanthropy. Our eight neighborhood libraries embrace new services, such as the PlayLab at the new Pinney Library, and the 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 posting may be used to fill vacancies that occur in this classification over the next 6 months.

Current Openings:
  • 100% Community Engagement Librarian – Central Library
  • 100% Community Engagement Librarian – Meadowridge Library
  • 100% Youth Services Librarian – Meadowridge Library

Future Openings:
Additional Community Engagement librarian positions are expected to open in the near future, at one or more of Madison Public Library's nine locations.

At Madison Public Library, Librarians develop and deliver library programs and services that celebrate ideas, promote creativity, connect people and enrich lives. Keeping community voice at the forefront, Librarians coordinate, collaborate and work as a team to provide library services for all ages. Librarians promote literacy in many forms and support effective use of library resources, fostering a positive image for the library as they work to identify and meet the needs of the community. Librarians support Madison Public Library's commitment to equity and social justice, promoting increased access and resources for targeted underserved and underrepresented groups. Librarians are community and library leaders, working cooperatively with community members, organizations, and other City of Madison employees to ensure Madison is a safe and healthy place to live, work, learn and play.
The successful candidates will work within the framework of Madison Public Library's vision, mission, strategic goals, policies and practices, to perform professional library work at Madison Public Library locations and throughout their service area. Community engagement librarians provide direct customer assistance at an all-ages public service desk, and have duties and projects that vary depending on primary worksite; these include programming, collaborative partnerships, collection maintenance, community outreach, and oversight of paraprofessional and hourly staff. The positions participate 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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