Madison, WI: Librarian Supervisor – Wisconsin Historical Society

Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the Administrator of the Library, Archives, and Museum Collections Division, the Collection Development Coordinator manages and coordinates all collection development and acquisition activities for the Library-Archives, including monographs, serials, manuscripts, photographic, and electronic resources. For a copy of the position description and job duties please click on Librarian Supervisor.

Special Notes: A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.

A Minimally Qualified Candidate Will Have:
1. Experience supervising and motivating staff in a Library or Archives environment.
2. Experience developing strategies for collecting and acquisition in a Library or Archives with varied formats (print, digital, or audiovisual resources).

A Well Qualified Applicant Will Also Have:
1. Experience in an academic or research environment
2. Experience managing fiscal resources to create budgets, and track income and expenditures.
3. MLS degree
Coursework related to library science, archives and records management or the humanities

This position is located in the Library, Archives, and Museum Collections Division of the Wisconsin Historical Society located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin Madison. The Wisconsin Historical Society holds one of the premier research collections on North American history in the United States, with library holdings of 3.9 million items and Archives of 110,000 cubic feet. The Division is a depository for both federal and state government publications and is the home of the State Archives. In addition to its excellent Wisconsin collections, the Division is widely known for its genealogical collections, newspapers and periodicals holdings, special collections, and archival collections in mass communications, social action, and organized labor.

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an affiliate of the University of Wisconsin and the Headquarters Building is located in the heart of the UW-Madison campus. The Library at the Wisconsin Historical Society is the University of Wisconsin’s North American History Library. For additional information about Madison, Wisconsin, click on Madison.

For more information about the state civil service selection process, please visit the General Information Page in WiscJobs.

How To Apply: You must apply online to be considered for this position. Click on the “Login to Apply” button at the top of this announcement. If you do not have a WiscJobs account, you will need to create one. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, as a hard copy, or a fax.

You will be required to upload a current resume and enter a cover letter. Your cover letter and resume will be considered the civil service assessment and will be used to determine your eligibility for this vacancy. The cover letter must indicate your education, training and experience related to the qualifications noted above. Please also include a statement explaining why you are interested in this position. If you omit information requested as part of the application process, your application may be rated ineligible.

Completed materials must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Materials will be evaluated by one or more subject matter experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions may be directed to Brian Schroeder at 608/264-6409 or by E-mail at

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.


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