Want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Consider the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

We are focused on public safety through the custody and supervision of offenders. Employees working in the Department of Corrections have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of those in our custody through careers in a variety of fields. DOC uses cutting-edge research and an evidence-based approach to drive service and program delivery, which allows employees to be part of an agency that has a real impact on the people of Wisconsin.

New Lisbon Correctional Institution in Juneau County is looking for a Librarian. 

Position Summary:   Librarians in the WI Department of Corrections are responsible for management of the library functions and directing the library program located at institutions/facilities Statewide. This includes responsibility for the operation of the institution’s library collections, media center and law library. Correctional libraries are statutorily required to provide access to law libraries in order to provide inmates with meaningful access to the courts. The institution or facility library provides support to education, serving as a source for recreational reading, and assisting inmates in gaining the skills that they will need to succeed academically upon release. In the administration of correctional libraries, it will be necessary to perform job duties associated with the types of daily operations encountered in academic, public or special library settings.

Special Notes:

The Department of Corrections will conduct criminal background checks on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOC employees are subject to fingerprinting.


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 DOC sponsorship) at the time of application.


The Department of Corrections may conduct pre-employment drug screens. Any applicant who is offered employment in a position which requires a pre-employment drug screen must pass the screen as a contingency to employment. Applicants who fail or refuse the drug screen will not be given further consideration for employment.


Note: A well-qualified candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or an equivalent combination of Library related education, training and experience.

Qualifications:   Education, training and experience in preparation for performing library job duties, as follows:

  • Current classification and cataloging practices and systems


  • Current library application of computer technology


  • Current reference sources and procedures


  • Current audiovisual equipment and materials


  • Law library collections, legal reference materials, resources and research methods


  • Library administration, budgeting and purchasing methods


  • Planning, development, provision of, literacy or specialized Library programs or services


  • Current collection development and acquisition methods, including Wisconsin inter-library loan guidelines

How To Apply:

Apply on-line in WISCJOBS, http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp  in one of two ways, either: 1) click on “Log In” to access your existing WISCJOBS account and complete a Job Search for keyword 17-01940 and then click on “Apply Now” or 2) if new to WISCJOBS, first create a new account to complete an initial application, attach a current resume and cover letter, and then continue with the on-line process.

Please follow the Instructions for Librarian Assessment in the on-line process.  Note that both your resume and cover letter with responses to the questions must be attached according to the instructions to be considered.