FAQ

Welcome! Here you’ll find basic information about the iSchool Jobs Blog. If you have questions or comments that aren’t addressed here, don’t hesitate to contact us at madslisjobs at slis.wisc.edu.

For Employers:

Q: How do I submit a job?

Q: How long will my job be listed on the blog?

Q: What if my job closes sooner than three months from the listing?

For Job Seekers:

Q: How can I follow the blog?

Q: What types of jobs get posted here?

Q: How can I navigate the site to find different kinds of positions?

Q: What if I’m looking for an archives job?

Q: What about the jobs listserv, Madslisjobs? Is that still active?

Q: Can I get help with my resume, or other assistance looking for jobs? Where else can I find job postings?



Q: How do I submit a job?

Use the submission form by following the Submit a Job tab in the black bar.  Postings will appear on the blog within a few days. Please include all relevant information in the form, as we will post only what is submitted.


Q: How long will my job be listed on the blog?

Jobs posted to the blog will be available to view approximately three months from the initial posting.  If your position is still open after that time, you will need to resubmit the listing to us.


Q: What if my job closes sooner than three months from the listing?

Unfortunately, we cannot go back on an individual basis and remove jobs which are no longer available.  All positions posted will remain listed on the blog for approximately three months.


Q: How can I follow the blog?

You can follow the blog via WordPress, email, or RSS. Click here for more details.


Q: What types of jobs get posted here?

We find and post a variety of jobs related to the field of library and information studies, with a focus on (1) entry-level professional positions in U.S. and (2) all levels of positions in Wisconsin. If an employer submits a job for us to post, we will post it regardless of level or location.

Because this listing is not comprehensive, we encourage LIS job seekers to use additional LIS job resources. See the archives section of the FAQ for more information about finding positions in archives, records management, etc.


Q: How can I navigate the site to find different kinds of positions?

When possible, we apply categories to each posting with years of experience (1-2, 3-5, 6+), location, and general agency type (academic, public, etc.) These can be navigated through the “Categories” listing menu on the right side of the page.

Postings may be tagged with other information when applicable, such as “teen” or “part-time.” These tags are not comprehensive, but may help narrow your search. They appear at the bottom of the post, and you can use these tags to link to other similar job postings. Popular tags can be found in a tag cloud on the right side of the blog.


Q: What if I’m looking for an archives job?

Some archives jobs are posted here, but for a more comprehensive listing of jobs in archives, preservation, records management, and related fields, we recommend Archives Gig, maintained by iSchool colleague Meredith Lowe. Wisconsin archives openings are available here; nation-wide entry-level archives and RM positions are available here.


Q: What about the jobs listserv, Madslisjobs? Is that still active?

No, Madslisjobs is no longer updated. This blog was created to replace it.


Q: Can I get help with my resume, or other assistance looking for jobs?

This blog is intended only to provide a listing of jobs. There are some resources available to UW-Madison iSchool students and alumni:

We also recommend the following resources:


Job listings:

Other helpful  job search resources:

  • Ask a Manager  – An excellent general career advice blog by Allison Green. It covers applying and interviewing, and also how to handle situations that arise on the job.
  • Hiring Librarians – A resource for insight into hiring in the library and information fields.
  • Alternative iSchool Job Titles – This post on Infonista offers lists of job titles to aid in searching for positions that may not be librarian positions, but incorporate library and information skills.
  • UW-Madison iSchool group on LinkedIn

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