Oshkosh, WI: Librarian – Department of Health Services at Winnebago Mental Health Institute

The Department of Health Services (DHS); is currently recruiting for a Librarian at Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI) in Oshkosh, WI.

WMHI is a psychiatric hospital providing quality mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. The facility has a beautiful campus located on Lake Winnebago with adjacent walking paths by the lake for employees to use during break periods. There are additional benefits for employees of the facility including an onsite daycare facility, a gym, several wellness initiatives a casual dress code, and other special program events. For more information about WMHI, visit our website at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/Winnebago/index.htm

Position Summary: This position is responsible for filling information request from the Library Information Network collection, negotiating interlibrary loans, researching both print and electronic sources for information, collecting and communicating usage data, updating and maintaining our Intranet site while maintaining an efficient staff library information services for 6 institutions and Central Office. In addition, this person will be responsible for several library operations such as circulation, interlibrary loan, maintaining the library database, processing of both patient and Library Information Network materials. This person will also perform complex library services for the Joyce Marsh Patient library. These responsibilities include collection development, facilitating grant funds, purchasing supplies, materials developing patient library programs, and coordination and monitoring of Industrial Therapy assignments in the library. This person will also assist in providing library services for the Waterwood School Library such as magazine and book orders, cataloging new materials and adding them to the Library database.

Special Notes: Due to the nature of this position, all applicants who may be appointed will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.



A minimally qualified candidate will have:

Experience coordinating the circulation of library materials (journal orders, overdue materials, shelving, initiating interlibrary loan requests) and using the Library Information Network.

Experience or training using sources (Docline, WISCAT, Sage Publications, Medline) to access professional journal articles.

How To Apply: To be considered for this position, you will need to create an account and apply online. For instructions, click on the following link: http://wisc.jobs/public/links_page_detail.asp?pageid=756. After you have logged in, click “apply now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume and cover letter (in a Word or PDF compatible format). Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, as a hard copy or a fax.

The Department of Health Services is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.


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