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October 12, 2021

Job Posting: Program Associate

The Wisconsin State Law Library is seeking a Program Associate to provide high‐level administrative support that directly assists the department manager in the overall day‐to‐day operation of the Library. This position performs a wide variety of support services to supervisory, professional and administrative staff. The work of the Program Associate requires the exercise of independent judgment and discretion under the general supervision.

The Wisconsin State Law Library is composed of the David T. Prosser Jr State Law Library, Milwaukee County Law Library, and the Dane County Law Library. The library's mission is to serve the legal information needs of the officers and employees of the state, attorneys, and the public. It provides the highest quality of professional expertise in the selection, maintenance and use of materials, information and technology in order to facilitate equal access to the law.

LOCATION: Madison, Wisconsin

SALARY: $36,982 to $44,751 annually with a State of Wisconsin benefits package. Salary will be determined based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

CLASSIFICATION: Program Associate

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) Works with the State Law Librarian to monitor the library’s annual operating budgets including completing accurate accounting and recordkeeping task, accounts receivable and accounts payable activities, and coordinating equipment and facility needs. 2) Oversees, maintains, and coordinates updates to the department’s accounting and other computing and/or database systems as assigned. 3) Acts as lead worker, providing guidance and direction for the department’s support staff to ensure compliance with established office procedure and workflow, including providing substantial coverage at Dane County Law Library and Milwaukee County Law Library. 4) Provides staff support to work with the department customers including the general public, boards, committees and panels. 5) Manages the department’s electronic and paper files related to facility maintenance, office equipment, and certain software subscriptions. 6) Assists with special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Courses and/or experience performing program or administrative support. 2) Courses and/or experience in general administrative support, accounting, bookkeeping, and managing accounting transactions in accounting software.3) Knowledge of program and/or administrative support practices. 4) Skills in software used in an office setting including email, word processing, and spreadsheets, preferable skill in the Microsoft Office suite. 5) Skills in database maintenance and design. 6) Skills in verbal and written communication. 7) Skills in developing interpersonal working relationships. 8) Ability to manage projects from start to completion. 9) Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.


1) Employment will require a criminal background check. 2) Employment will require an employer credit check.


Please submit a cover letter and resume in a single .pdf document indicating the position #21‐1660 Program Associate to human.resources@wicourts.gov. All materials should address your relevant education, experience, and skills as it relates to the qualifications and special requirements listed above. Failure to follow these procedures may result in your disqualification.


In order to be assured consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 PM on October 24, 2021. 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.

October 11, 2021

Library Hours Update

Starting Monday, October 11, all three library locations are open for walk-in use from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To ask a question, call us at 608-267-9696 or Ask a Librarian online

Find contact information and learn more about services and hours from our three libraries on our library locations page.

October 4, 2021

WSLL @ Your Service October 2021

The October WSLL @ Your Service is now online. In this issue:

Corbin on Contracts – an eBook alternative

Corbin on Contracts is one of the leading treatises on United States contract law. Updated twice a year, this highly cited sixteen volume set covers a variety of topics, from the formation to discharge of a contract. This book is available to Wisconsin State Law Library cardholders anywhere as a Lexis Digital eBook. Read more

New Books

Our two featured books this month are Mental Health Law in Wisconsin: a Guide for Legal and Mental Health Professionals and The Rights of the Accused Under the Sixth Amendment: Trials, Presentation of Evidence, and Confrontation. Our full October new book list is also ready to read! Read more

Tech Tip

Windows 10 users can use the "Timeline" feature to see where they've been in recent days - whether it's files on their computer or websites they've visited. This operating system trick is a handy way to pick up where you left off - even if it's been a few days since you last worked on a file. Read more

Library News

We welcome our new Branch Librarian for the Milwaukee County Law Library, and share other October news. Read more

October Snapshot

Forget beach reads! It's almost blanket-and-a-book weather! Curl up with a cozy mystery from our Prose and Cons collection. Browse our shelves virtually and ask a librarian for help or to place a hold for pickup at our Circulation Desk. Read more

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