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Apply now Job no: 104036-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Library, Museum, Arts

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Working Title:

Memorial Library Services Asst

Official Title:


Hiring Department:





This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $15.42

Job Summary:

This position provides advanced support work in the Public Services department of Memorial Library and is responsible for the general management of the library during night and weekend hours. This position oversees the security and general functioning of the library, responding to security and emergency situations and managing circulation services, and exercising good judgement in the application of policies and procedures.

This position also provides information services, assists in the planning and implementation of operational policies and procedures and trains, schedules and oversees student hourly employees. This position requires a high degree of organization, ability to multi-task, ability to work independently on multiple projects, and a focus on details. This individual must work effectively as a team member and be comfortable with some task ambiguity, as work demands fluctuate.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.



Additional Requirements:

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experiences:

- Ability to analyze problems and suggest solutions
- Ability to demonstrate strong customer service skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently and with a team
- Ability to be flexible, pay close attention to detail and respond well to multiple competing demands
- Knowledge of basic computer skills (including knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications)

- Experience working in a library setting
- Experience with or knowledge of circulation functions (checkout, return, recall, hold, etc)
- Experience overseeing or directing the work of staff
- Experience in planning, developing, and application of policies and procedures.

Physical Requirements
- Ability to occasionally lift 50 pounds
- Ability to work on a computer for 6+ hours
- Ability to move around a large building with or without an accommodation

Schedule Comment:

This is a full-time position with the following scheduled hours:

Wednesday: 4pm - Midnight
Thursday: 4pm - Midnight
Friday: 4pm - 10pm

This position may substute for other staff on the weekends to meet the needs of the unit.

Scheduling of the additional 18 hours are negotiable depending on unit needs.


Anne Murphy-Lom
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

A cover letter and resume are required. All applications must be submitted through the Jobs@UW website. Click on the "Apply Now" button to submit your materials. Please contact Anne at with any questions.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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