Madison, WI; Library Assistant-Cataloging, Association of State Floodplain Managers

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) seeks a library assistant. ASFPM is a national non-profit organization that supports effective flood risk reduction policies based on science. The main duties of this position are cataloging of physical and digital items in order to provide technical support to communities, states, federal agencies and members of the Association.

OUTCOMES – The primary outcomes of this position are to: 1) copy catalog physical and digital items using Koha, and 2) create original catalog records of unique items using Koha.

RESPONSIBILITIES – Key activities of this position include:
Copy cataloging of physical and digital items using Koha
Original cataloging of unique items using Koha

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE – The successful candidate must possess/demonstrate:
1)Candidates who have taken or are currently taking a cataloging class or have prior cataloging experience are preferred. Training will be provided; previous experience with the subject matter is not required or expected.
2)Strong communication and organizational skills
3)Understanding and support of the mission and goals of ASFPM
4)College degree

The position is a limited term employment position of 15-20 hours/week, with flexible schedule (to be approved by supervisor) . Pay rate is $9.50/hour with no benefits.
Training is required for the selected candidate and can be scheduled M-F between 8am and 4pm.
ASFPM is located on the west side of Madison, near West Towne Mall and is on a bus route.
Employment will require successfully passing a background check.
ASFPM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Open until filled, but resume review will begin October 13, 2017.

Please email the librarian, Melissa Haig, MLIS, with a cover letter and resume at to apply, or if you have questions.

BACKGROUND – ASFPM is a non-profit, professional membership association with 17,000 members and 36 Chapters throughout the U.S. Established in 1976, ASFPM is a volunteer organization with direction provided by a 19 member Board of Directors composed of nationally recognized government and private sector flood hazard professionals. Our mission is to promote policies and programs which reduce the loss of human life and property damage from flooding; promote pre-flood mitigation measures to prevent flood loss; avoid actions that exacerbate flooding and flood damage; and preserve the natural functions and the cultural values of floodplains. The ASFPM Foundation was established in 1997 to be an incubator for research and education that promotes wise floodplain management; it has a governing Board of 25 professionals and an Advisory Board of 8 from diverse, related professions. See the ASFPM website at for more information.