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We encourage you to consider working for the UW-Madison Libraries. To see available positions and learn about the application process, visit the Library Employment website. More information about employment at UW-Madison is available on the campus employment website.

Commitment to Diversity in Recruitment and Hiring

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Diversity Programs

Information Specialist Internship Program

The Information Specialist Internship Program provides second and third-year undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Madison an experiential learning opportunity to obtain knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of information and library services. The internship program will provide participants with exposure to different work environments representative of the academic profession, and essential experiences in the following areas: collection management, information technology, public services, technical services, and special libraries.

Eligibility is limited to second-year and third-year undergraduates enrolled on the UW-Madison campus, at least half-time, during the academic year, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation. The internship is designed to increase diversity in information specialist professions in the United States. Read testimonials from interns who have completed the program.

Diversity Resident Librarian

Established in 2013, this residency provides entry-level librarians from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to develop skills and professional growth in academic librarianship. The program is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library. The program supports the goals of the Association of Research Libraries Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce.

Learn more about the Diversity Resident Librarian program.