Job is Expired Youth Services Librarian (LTE)

City of Madison / Madison Public Library / City of Madison, WI

Job deadline Apply by April 23rd, 2018   Job salary $26.62 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Wisconsin Wisconsin

Job Description

Madison Public Library (MPL) is a dynamic organization that actively embraces the changing role of libraries, and was awarded the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Our critically acclaimed Bubbler program has expanded through major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Our eight neighborhood libraries have similarly embraced new services and technology. Employment at MPL means working alongside talented people who are deeply committed to service and making a difference in people's lives. Our outstanding and collegial workforce is highly valued by the community, and includes staff members who have received national recognition or awards for their work. We value and support diverse perspectives, intellectual freedom, learning in all forms, collaboration, and innovation.

Madison Public Library's tradition of promoting education, literacy and community involvement has enriched the City of Madison for more than 140 years. Our nine locations throughout the City of Madison are open six days a week (with limited Sunday hours) and welcome over 2 million visits each year.

Early Literacy Project Coordinator (70%) - Pinney Play Lab project
This is professional library work that focuses on coordinating multiple concurrent early literacy projects of the library. The Early Literacy Project Coordinator will work closely with the Youth Services team to oversee and manage the library's involvement in four early childhood projects, and serve as the Library's contact for these initiatives.  This is a two (2) year grant-funded position at 70% FTE (or roughly 28 hours/ week).  The pay rate will be approximately $1,490/biweekly or $38,758/annually.

Youth Services Librarian (60%) - Sequoya Neighborhood Library
The Sequoya library is a part of a vibrant and engaged community of patrons. The busiest library in the Madison system, it is a cornerstone of Madison Public Library's summer reading program. Weekly and monthly programs regularly draw crowds of 60 -100 children and their caregivers. The Youth Services Librarian at Sequoya library will also provide outreach to the community and should be prepared to provide early literacy, early STEM, and innovate school age programming to maintain these community partnerships. This is a two (2) year grant-funded position at 60% FTE (or roughly 24 hours/ week). The pay rate will be approximately $1,277/biweekly or $33,221/annually.
The successful candidates for these position will possess exceptional customer service skills, a willingness to be flexible, and have a keen interest in collaborating and brainstorming with colleagues on a regular basis.
Schedule will vary and may include some evenings and weekends hours as required.

Description of Community

Madison has a reputation as a great place to live, and has consistently ranked highly on lists of best cities in America. It's also a great place to be a librarian. Madisonians are very engaged with and highly supportive of their libraries. We strive to recruit a diverse workforce to best serve Madison's diverse population, and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

  • Graduation from an ALA accredited library school with a master's degree in library and/or information science/studies; or be within nine (9) credit hours of graduation.  May 2018 graduates are encouraged to apply.

If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, Human Resources will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:


Four years experience in applying the following:

  • Library science theories, principles, practices, and terminology applicable to a public library and community engagement.

Two years experience in applying the following:

  • Automated and manual library systems.
  • Library reference and/or collection development strategies and resources.
  • Computer software applicable to the duties of the position.

Familiarity with the following:

  • Project management principles and practices.  
  • Community engagement within library systems. 
  • Cultural and economic issues involved in serving traditionally underserved populations. 

Ability to:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners. 
  • Perform as a leader and as a collaborative team member. 
  • Apply research and professional reading to practice. 
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion in making choices on the spot. 
  • Maintain a flexible approach to assignments and schedules. 
  • Multi-task while remaining accessible and helpful.  

Application Requirements

For additional informatin and to apply online, please visit:


Madison Public Library Website:

City of Madison Job Openings:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary Wage Calculator $26.62 per hour

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Date Posted

April 11th, 2018

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