Madison Area Technical College - Madison, WI (30+ days ago)

Madison Area Technical College

Posting Date: 06/05/2018

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Salary: $59,834-$74,793

Location: Madison-Truax

Department: Student Development and Success

Employment Conditions:
Madison College is seeking a knowledgeable, customer-orientated and tech savvy librarian to join our dynamic Library Services team. We are actively searching for motivated and engaged candidates who share a willingness to collaborate and deliver award winning service to our students, faculty and staff members. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a focus and commitment to serving Madison College’s diverse student body. This position will have the opportunity to work with a creative and collaborative team of librarians who are dedicated to student success, innovation and support. This position will be housed at both the South and Truax Campuses. If you are interested in helping develop Madison College students throughout their academic careers by providing a vital service, apply now!

This position is located in the vibrant and diverse city of Madison, Wisconsin’s 2nd largest city and state capitol. Nestled between two recreational lakes, Madisonians are offered year-round activities for all, including the Dane County Farmers’ Market located around the Capital Square, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, world class restaurants, and numerous festivals and community events. Madison is consistently ranked as a top community in which to work, live and play. Madison offers a small town feel, with a big city impression. But, if that’s not enough, Madison is just a short 125 miles northwest of Chicago and 77 miles west of Milwaukee. To learn more about what Mad-Town has to offer, you can visit

This is an exempt full time, 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year position. Flexible as needed with some evening, Saturday and Sunday hours required. Schedule is subject to change by the supervisor. Some District-wide travel will be required. Madison College offers a generous benefits package.

This position will be open until filled, with a first consideration date of July 8, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. After this date, the recruitment may close without further notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for providing professional level library services to students, faculty, staff and community users throughout the District. The College considers the Libraries to be an essential service to students and staff and is a critical life skill that enhances student retention and success. The successful candidate in this role provides information literacy instructional sessions, serves as primary student computer help desk, provides reference and research support, offers circulation services, assists Student Achievement Center [SAC] staff, markets library and SAC resources and services, supports multimedia needs of students and participates in collection development. In addition, each library staff member is responsible for coordinating a special library service or function (e.g., cataloging, acquisitions, information literacy, serials control, virtual and online library services, reference, circulation, reserves, library automation, computers & technology, interlibrary loan, social media, SAC, regional or downtown centers).

This position reports to the Dean of Libraries & Academic Support Services.

Essential Duties:
The following are duties typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Coordinates an essential assigned library service and/or function such as cataloging, information literacy, serials control, reference, virtual learning, social media, circulation, reserves, library automation and technology, web design, interlibrary loan, acquisitions, regional or metro campus libraries.

2. Provides information literacy training to both individual and groups through formal classroom training, reference and research assistance. Supports information literacy efforts by creating and maintaining web libguides, customized online tutorials, learning objects, displays, collaborating with faculty on course assignments and projects, assessment, collection development, etc. in assigned subject areas.

3. Provides one-on-one, on demand reference assistance during assigned public desk shifts using both traditional print and a wide array of electronic resources. Also provides reference services via office, building or site visits, phone, email, text, social media, Skype and chat.

4. Assists in the coordination of the circulation desk during assigned public desk shifts, including helping students with class reserve collection, updating student accounts, explaining library services and policy, dealing with concerns with overdue materials and renewals, frontline complaints and directing the work of student employees.

5. Keeps up-to-date with changes in technology and alternative learning formats and methods and provides technology support. Provides support and training on information literacy, library technologies and changing formats for classroom use to faculty and staff. Maintains library and SAC web pages.

6. Selects, maintains, and deselects materials in all formats in assigned subject areas to ensure the library collection supports the college curriculum and is accessible for all users while staying within budgetary guidelines.

7. Serves as library liaison to faculty in assigned academic and /or program areas to integrate and ensure appropriate information literacy, library resources and services that support changing curriculum, trends and departmental needs.

8. Hires, trains, and supervises student workers and/or directs their workflow in various capacities.

9. Participates in marketing and outreach of library resources and services district-wide.

10. Supports library decision-making and strategic planning through participation in regular staff meetings, membership on internal continuous quality improvement library teams and appointments to College committees.

11. Keeps current with issues and developments in academic libraries by participating in professional organizations, attending appropriate workshops, seminars, etc., presenting papers and poster sessions, serving on external committees and work teams and reading professional literature.

12. Maintains required statistics and assessment for designated service area and creates reports as requested by library administration when needed.

13. Supports regional and metro libraries by filling in for, and/or assisting, appropriate Library Services Planner as directed for desk coverage, information literacy sessions, special events, orientations, etc.

14. Demonstrates a commitment to the College’s mission, vision and values.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Thorough knowledge of information literacy standards and resources to include such things as online catalogs, electronic databases, e-books, varied technologies, mobile learning, online learning and information literacy training methods and philosophies.

2. Experience with print and electronic information resources utilized for reference and research work in academic libraries.

3. Working knowledge of current computer software, hardware, virtual desktops, social media, mobile devices and other technologies.

4. Ability to work in a team-based, continuous quality improvement and rapidly changing environment.

5. Thorough knowledge of current best practices in library services and ability to stay abreast of new developments and trends in library practice, education and technology.

6. Skill in working with a library automation systems.

7. Demonstrated skill in customer service. Demonstrated collaboration with faculty and students.

8. Skill in oral and written communication.

9. Demonstrated skill in communications and human relations with people of diverse social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.

10. Bilingual in Spanish both orally and written is highly preferred.

11. Valid driver’s license as travel will be necessary.

1. A Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.

2. One (1) year of experience of work experience directly related to the skills required for successfully performing this position which must include experience working within a post secondary academic library.

Preference may be given to candidates who meet the above minimum qualifications and also have:
  • Fluency in both written and oral communication in Spanish.
Special Instructions:
For application troubleshooting, call the Human Resources Department at (608) 246-6900.

Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Rosemary Buschhaus, J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Employment and Employee Relations
1701 Wright St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6904

Position Type: Support Staff

Posting Number: 20160603011

FLSA: Exempt

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Madison Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.