Community Engagement Librarian

City of Madison / Madison Public Library

City of Madison, WI

Application Deadline

Apply By Jul 31st, 2019


$55,384.00 per Year   Calculate


Madison, WI





Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


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Job Description

This position is responsible for professional library work, based at the Meadowridge Library located on Madison's southwest side. Meadowridge Library is a very active and diverse Neighborhood Library. The successful candidate will work within the framework of Madison Public Library's vision, mission, strategic goals, policies and practices, to implement professional library work at Meadowridge Library. The work involves providing and overseeing such functions as direct customer assistance at an all-ages public service desk, adult programming, collaborative projects, collection maintenance, community engagement, and oversight of paraprofessional and hourly staff. Work takes place in library environments and throughout the community. The position participates actively as part of teams of library staff and/or community stakeholders. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Librarian 3 or Library Supervisor.

Additional Info & Requirements

Physical Requirements: Employees in this position must be able to lift/carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds (equivalent to a bucket of books) and must be capable of pushing wheeled carts of books and other materials weighing up to 200 pounds onto and off elevators, and across carpeted areas. In addition, they must be able to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, reach overhead, and repeatedly lift books weighing as much as three pounds.

The Community

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 new Central Library opened in 2013, featuring a fully equipped media lab, gigabit connectivity, ample meeting rooms, and our critically acclaimed Bubbler program which has since been able to expand 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, such as our Meadowridge Library's community kitchen that supports youth nutrition and food preparation programs. 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.


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