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February 6, 2017

Job Posting: Acquisitions Librarian

The Wisconsin State Law Library is seeking a service oriented and well organized candidate for a full-time Acquisitions Librarian.

Location: Madison, WI with some statewide travel possible.

Salary: Minimum salary of $52,728 (actual salary may change, commensurate with experience).

  • Manages acquisitions by monitoring budgets, ordering materials, processing invoices, claiming materials, and staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to acquisitions. 
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with publishers and vendors. 
  • Assists with collection development activities; compiles and analyzes data for assessment and other statistical reports. 
  • Provides reference and research assistance to library users, including developing and teaching legal research classes for the public. 
  • Participates in library and other professional activities. 

Required: (1) Demonstrated experience of acquisition practices including monitoring budgets, ordering and receiving materials, maintaining order and vendor records, and invoice processing; (2) Demonstrated experience working with publishers and library vendors; (3) Knowledge of current practices and trends in acquisitions; (4) Experience creating and maintaining bibliographic and order records for a library catalog system, preferably Sierra; (5) Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Excel; and (6) Graduate library science coursework related to acquisitions, collection development and the provision of reference; (7) Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred: (1) Legal reference skills, including knowledge of legal materials with ability to use legal research systems such as Lexis or Westlaw.

How To Apply: 

Apply at the Wisconsin Court System website job posting: Acquisitions Librarian


All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2017.

The Wisconsin Court System will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants when requested. For additional information on the court system visit our website at www.wicourts.gov.

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