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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 248162-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Multi-Functional Support

Job Summary:

Manage, train and develop unit managers, conduct annual employee reviews; guide and coach departmental staff to contribute to their professional growth and development; provide feedback to employees about their ongoing performance. Guide and coach unit managers so as to facilitate inclusive and equitable supervisory expectations for departmental staff; develop, manage and continuously evaluate unit practices and operations to ensure the department's ability to leverage modern, scalable and high-throughput workflows and production processes designed to facilitate the strategic advancement of the organization. As a leader in our organization, the incumbent will champion this work, advocating for and participating in national conversations pertaining to the creation of sustainable critical cataloging guidelines, and leading campus efforts to apply these guidelines and principles of inclusivity to our own cataloging practices.

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.

About the Job:

Library/Archive Manager II (LM013)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Master's Degree
MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or a combination of relevant experience and a related advanced degree is required


- Staff management or team leadership experience in a library or cultural heritage institution setting.
- Advanced knowledge of and professional work experience applying current MARC cataloging standards and guidelines, such as RDA and BIBCO.

- Management experience in cataloging or resource description services in an academic or research library.
- Strong, collegial, and clear interpersonal and written communication skills.
- Experience developing, managing and sustaining professional relationships with stakeholder groups, institutional partners, or business vendors.
- Advanced user experience with a library services platform, such as Ex Libris' Alma or similar.
- Experience applying non-MARC metadata standards such as BIBFRAME, MODS, or EAD.
- Experience analyzing, reimagining and maintaining complex processes in the context of broader technical services and discovery workflows.
- Working knowledge of scripting tools and programming languages useful for data manipulation, batch processing, and reporting.
- Demonstrated knowledge of how metadata (including metadata in non-Roman scripts and CJK characters) is interpreted by and displayed in discovery systems and its impact on the end-user experience.

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $75,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

How to Apply:

A resume and cover letter are required. References will be collected from finalists prior to finalist interviews.

Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2022 at 11:55PM.


Nate Ebert
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. )

Official Title:

Library/Archive Manager II(LM013)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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