NWLS is hiring!

Due to a retirement, the Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS), an eight county federated library system headquartered in Ashland, Wisconsin is seeking a full time Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator. Under supervision of the Director, the ILS Administrator is responsible for:

  • Managing the efficient operation of the NWLS functions of Integrated Library System (ILS), Merlin.
  • Providing professional and courteous ILS administrative support, training, and services to NWLS libraries.
  • Designing and maintaining the NWLS website.


Qualified candidates are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience supporting, managing, or troubleshooting ILS applications, especially Sierra applications by Innovative Interfaces, Inc., and designing and maintaining websites are preferred. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to foster and maintain a cooperative working relationship with NWLS staff and all persons and institutions serviced by NWLS. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license and means of transportation are a requirement of employment.

Minimum salary $45,000, commensurate with experience. Attractive benefits package is provided.

A complete job description is available here. Applications received by April 18, 2018 will receive first consideration, which you can find here. The position will remain open until a qualified applicant is found. NWLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

To apply for this position, please submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three references to: 
Sherry Machones by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail at Northern Waters Library Service, 3200 E. Lakeshore Drive, Ashland, WI  54806. Any questions should be directed to NWLS Business Manager Michelle Gostomski by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sherry Machones, or by phone at (715) 682-2365.

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