Satellite Librarian U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – Milwaukee, WI

Full Job Description
Position Overview, Position Duties and Responsibilities

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Salary Range: CL 28 ($69,230 – $112,545) depending upon experience and educational qualifications

Closing Date: Resumes received on or before February 3, 2023 will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Satellite Librarian manages and maintains a satellite library providing all library service, information and materials required by federal circuit, district, magistrate and bankruptcy judges located in the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, as well as court staff, members of the bar, and the general public. The incumbent also:

Manages the operation of the library’s reference and research operations in Milwaukee.
Establishes operating guidelines to implement procedures, methods and other changes for the satellite library.
Manages library technician in Milwaukee.
Performs legal and non-legal research and reference services for judicial chambers and all court staff, members of the Bar, and the general public.
Assists with public relations and outreach efforts in Wisconsin and throughout the Circuit.
Contributes to newsletters and other research guides for patrons; contributes with other librarians to library’s web pages and other online services.
Provides education and training to court staff on Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg and other research sources.
Contributes to collection management and policies and occasional travel to court locations in Wisconsin.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
M.L.S. Degree or equivalent from ALA-accredited library school

J.D. or combination of education and law library reference and research experience.
Experience/skills in searching online legal and non-legal databases and Bluebook citation knowledge.
Experience with an Integrated Library System (SIRSI preferred)
Minimum of three years of law library experience that provided an opportunity to acquire a thorough knowledge of the basic concepts, principles, policies, practices and theories of library management.
Effective oral and written communication skills and strong customer service orientation.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of library database systems and archives.
Previous, progressively responsible, supervisory experience.
Ability to telework when necessary and work an 8-hour day between 8:30-5:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.).
Ability to handle occasional moderate to heavy lifting up to 20 pounds.

Notice to Applicants

Consideration will only be given to those individuals who apply through the court’s online applicant tracking system and provide a resume and cover letter.

Priority will be given to applications received by February 3, 2023. Due to the anticipated large response to this announcement, only those interviewed will be notified of the selection outcome. The court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement or to withdraw the announcement without written notice to applicants. Travel expenses for interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Please note that this position is covered by the Fair Chance Act and does not require that applicants provide criminal history information prior to receiving any conditional offer of employment. All information provided by applicants is subject to verification and background investigation.

The selected candidate will be subject to an FBI fingerprint check as a condition of employment and may be subject to periodic updates. Applicants are advised that false statements or omission of information on any application materials may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment or dismissal after being employed.

Pursuant to the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, selection is contingent upon providing proof of being legally eligible to work in and for the United States. Employees are required to use Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit.