This position is located in the Library-Archives Division of the Wisconsin
Historical Society in Madison. The Division supports the study of Wisconsin,
United States and Canadian history by managing one of the largest history
libraries and archives in the United States. The archives provides access to
collections totaling more than 100,000 cubic feet including: manuscript and
State Archives collections documenting the history of Wisconsin, and extensive
national manuscript collections documenting the history of organized labor,
mass communications, civil rights, and social action in the United States. The
archives also houses an estimated 2 to 3 million images. The Wisconsin
Historical Society is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-
Madison and provides archives reference services to a broad general public and
Working independently under the general supervision of a Librarian Supervisor,
the position is devoted to:
A) planning and coordination of strategies to acquire, manage, provide access
to, and preserve digital information created by Wisconsin state and local
B) coordination of the Library's program for bibliographic access to Wisconsin
state government publications;
C) provision of reference service related to government publications;
D) overseeing the Wisconsin state government publications collections, and
E) representing the Society in state and national organizations and advisory
1. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to offer of employment
to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.
2. The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to hire
only individuals who are eligible to work in the United
States. Upon reporting for work, an individual will be
expected to present proper evidence establishing employability.
3. Verification of academic degrees will be conducted prior to an offer of
**A Well Qualified Candidate Will Have:**
* Masters Degree in Library Science.
* Cataloging experience.
* Experience with government publications.
* Experience with digital resources.
* Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
* Excellent writing skills.
* Ability to work both collaboratively on a team as well as independently.
**Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:**
Advanced knowledge of library principles, practices, and concepts, especially
as they relate to collection development and cataloging of government
publications and information.
Advanced knowledge of electronic records concepts and practice relating to
acquisition, cataloging, management, preservation of, and access to government
Advanced knowledge of accepted library descriptive and subject cataloging
theory and practice.
Ability to adapt readily and effectively to the rapidly changing world of
information systems, and to each succeeding generation of tools needed for
locating and accessing information and data.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and oversee the work of
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both in writing and verbally,
with supervisors, colleagues, and state agencies' staff.
Effective computer skills, including word processing, data entry, database
searching, scanning of photographs and documents, development of web pages,
and data management.
How To Apply: In addition to submitting
a resume, you'll be preparing detailed written responses to two online exam
questions. You may preview the questions on the WiscJobs website. The total
length of your responses should be limited to a total of four pages for the
entire Exam. These questions and your responses are considered to be an
Examination for this position and will be used to determine your eligibility
for this vacancy. Write clearly and concisely and use examples to support your
statements when necessary. If you omit information requested on this
announcement, your application may be rated ineligible. Since the answers to
each question will be scored separately, be sure to provide a separate and
complete answer for each question. Do not reference your response to one
question as the answer for part of any other questions - each answer should
To apply online, visit the WiscJobs website. During the application process,
you will be asked to create a login and submit your application materials
online by copying and pasting your responses into appropriate fields. Follow
the online application instructions below.
If you have a WiscJobs account:
1. Click "Log In to Apply" at the top of the job announcement and log into
your account. When you have logged in, find and view job announcement
2. Click "Apply Now" at the top of the job announcement.
3. Review your Job Application and make any necessary updates and click
4. Complete the Job Preferences screen and click "Continue."
5. You will be taken to the first page of the exam. Follow the exam
instructions and click "save and continue" at the bottom of every page.
6. A resume is required to apply for this position, follow the prompts to
upload an existing resume and click "Continue." When you have answered the
question, click "Finalize Exam" to submit your application for this job. Your
responses to the questions are considered an examination and will be used to
determine your eligibility for this vacancy.
If you do not have a WiscJobs account:
1. Click "Log In" at the top of the webpage.
2. Click the "Create New Account" button and follow the steps to create a new
3. Click "Apply Now" at the top of screen and complete steps 3 - 5 from above.
Completed materials must be received by 11:59 pm on Sunday October 27, 2013.
Application materials and the examination will be evaluated and the most
qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next step of the
Questions may be directed to:
Brian Schroeder, Human Resources Specialist
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State St Madison, WI 53706-1482
Email: [log in to unmask]
The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer
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