Adult and Community Services Library Consultant

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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Madison, United States

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Adult and Community Services Library Consultant


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Madison, WI, United States 


Customer Service, Education, Other


$27.36 per hour

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The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. The Division for Libraries and Technology's Public Library Development Team supports public libraries and regional systems on behalf on Wisconsin residents to ensure equitable access to library services. We serve as stewards of state and federal funds and sustainers of statutory compliance. We strive to empower public library and regional system staff and stakeholders to aid in the fulfillment of community goals. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees who are willing to talk openly and commit to helping us increase our diversity of our organization. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools, libraries, and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to

The DPI is currently seeking applicants for an Adult and Community Services Library Consultant position for the Public Library Development Team with the Division for Libraries and Technology. This position is located at 125 South Webster Street in Madison, WI. The office is located in the heart of Madison, one block off the Capitol Square, a location great for walks around the Capitol, along State Street or to the deck of Monona Terrance, overlooking Lake Monona, near delicious restaurants and food carts, farmer's markets, and much more!

The person in this position has the opportunity to work with a wide variety of stakeholders: colleagues at the DPI, public libraries and public library regional systems throughout Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin system, library continuing education consultants, and national state library training consultants. This consultant will develop and deliver timely and topical training on emerging services. This consultant will help public libraries in Wisconsin determine, bolster, and demonstrate their value to their community, as well as to strengthen ties with other community resources through services to adults in their communities through job skills, lifelong learning, as well as library services to engage the increasing demographic of older adults.

For general information about selection process visit the Frequently Asked Questions on Wisc.Jobs.

Position Summary:   

This position works independently and in cooperation with other staff to provide leadership, consultation, and training to public library staff and trustees, public library system staff, professional associations, and others on public library services and programs for adults. This position also provides guidance and training to public library staff and trustees on job and career services to the public, community engagement, digital literacy programming, and services to older adults.

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Special Notes:   

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, an alien authorized to work in the U.S. without DPI sponsorship). The Department of Public Instruction does not sponsor visas, either at time of hire or at any later time. 

This position includes about 10% travel, including some out of state travel.

A minimally qualified applicant must have experience: 

• Developing and conducting library programs for adults, continuing education programs, staff development, or community outreach or engagement;
• Working with online meeting/training platforms (e.g., Skype, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Adobe Connect, etc.) OR working with learning management systems (e.g., Moodle, Canvas, Blackboard, Desire to Learn, Google Classroom, etc.);
• Planning and carrying out projects; and

• Analyzing program/service outcome data to formulate conclusions and guide direction of future programs and services.
A highly qualified candidate will also have experience using leadership techniques for the coordination and implementation of state-level programs of library services (Examples of leadership techniques includes: facilitating groups, engaging with stakeholders, etc.); and experience creating or managing partnerships.