Madison, WI: Acquisitions Librarian – Wisconsin Court System

Contact Name: Lisa Wesley

Contact Email :

Institution/Organization Name: Wisconsin Court System

Job Location: Madison, WI

Job Title: Acquisitions Librarian

Application Deadline : February 26, 2017

Years of Experience Required:

Link to Job Posting:

Job Description: The Wisconsin State Law Library is seeking a service oriented and well organized candidate for a full-time Acquisitions Librarian.

LOCATION: Madison, WI with some statewide travel possible.

SALARY: Minimum salary of $52,728 (actual salary may change, commensurate with experience).

• Manages acquisitions by monitoring budgets, ordering materials, processing invoices, claiming materials, and staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to acquisitions.
• Develops and maintains working relationships with publishers and vendors.
• Assists with collection development activities; compiles and analyzes data for assessment and other statistical reports.
• Provides reference and research assistance to library users, including developing and teaching legal research classes for the public.
• Participates in library and other professional activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: (1) Demonstrated experience of acquisition practices including monitoring budgets, ordering and receiving materials, maintaining order and vendor records, and invoice processing; (2) Demonstrated experience working with publishers and library vendors; (3) Knowledge of current practices and trends in acquisitions; (4) Experience creating and maintaining bibliographic and order records for a library catalog system, preferably Sierra; (5) Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Excel; and (6) Graduate library science coursework related to acquisitions, collection development and the provision of reference; (7) Effective oral and written communication skills. Preferred: (1) Legal reference skills, including knowledge of legal materials with ability to use legal research systems such as Lexis or Westlaw.

TO APPLY: Please go to our website and submit a cover letter and resume (please combine your cover letter and resume to one document) clearly indicating your qualifications and the position title Acquisitions Librarian (#17-1460). If you are unable to apply online please send application materials to or send to: Human Resources, 110 East Main Street Suite 430, Madison, WI 53703-3356, (608) 266-3501 or FAX (608) 261-8293. Failure to follow these procedures may result in your disqualification.

DEADLINE: All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2017. The Wisconsin Court System will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants when requested. For additional information on the court system visit our website at


About UWiSchool

Student & Alumni Services Coordinator for the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
This entry was posted in Government, Law, Wisconsin. Bookmark the permalink.