Library Employment Opportunities


Current Library Job Opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin

Find current library job opportunities at Bridges Library System, its member libraries, and libraries in the southeastern Wisconsin area.

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Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Librarian –  Jefferson Public Library

Pay Range: $18.22 – $24.11
Hours: 30 hours per week, some evenings and rotating Saturdays
Application Deadline: Friday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m.
This position is open due to a retirement.

Job snapshot:
Under the direct supervision of the Library Director, the Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Librarian is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all circulation activities, including: (A) helping to develop, communicate, and enforce effective policies and procedures and sets an exemplary standard for customer service; (B) assisting patrons with questions or concerns about their account, working at the circulation desk, stacks maintenance, and management of the local ILS (circulation computer system); (C) planning and coordinating circulation staff continuing education and oversee the training of new employees; (D) managing local operation of the interlibrary loan circulation system and oversee local preparation and processing of intra-system delivery; and (E) serving and assisting patrons while working at the circulation desk, within the library and on the phone.

Essential skills include an advanced ability to communicate well with others verbally and in writing; outstanding management skills, a passion for customer service; and commitment to the library’s mission.

Library snapshot: Jefferson Public Library is located in the heart of downtown Jefferson. The library is a member of the Bridges Library System serving both Waukesha and Jefferson Counties. The library has 3 full time and 10 part time staff working as a team to provide innovative services to the growing community. The library offers that small town feel with big city access as we are located between Milwaukee and Madison.

Educational requirements: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree required. MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution is desirable. The equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job may be considered.

Preferred experience: Experience working in a library preferred with increasing supervisory experience.

Please apply by emailing or mailing cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Melissa Anderson, Director
Jefferson Public Library
321 S. Main Street
Jefferson, WI 53549
manderson@jeffersonwilibrary.org


Adult Services, Programming, and Outreach Librarian –  Jefferson Public Library

Pay Range: $18.22 – $24.11
Hours: 30 hours per week, some evenings and rotating Saturdays
Application Deadline: Friday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m.
This position is open due to a retirement.

Job snapshot:
Under the direct supervision of the Library Director, the Adult Services, Programming, and Outreach Librarian is responsible for managing, planning, and coordinating library services for adults 18 and over, including: (A) developing, promoting, and presenting programs, events, classes, and tours for adults; (B) providing outreach services to community organizations; (C) coordinating and creating library marketing and communications and (D) serving and assisting patrons while working at the circulation desk, within the library and on the phone.

Essential skills include an advanced ability to communicate well with others verbally and in writing; outstanding management skills, a passion for customer service; and commitment to the library’s mission.

Library snapshot: Jefferson Public Library is located in the heart of downtown Jefferson. The library is a member of the Bridges Library System serving both Waukesha and Jefferson Counties. The library has 3 full time and 10 part time staff working as a team to provide innovative services to the growing community. We have that small town feel with big city access as we are located between Milwaukee and Madison.

Educational requirements: Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree required. MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution is desirable. The equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job may be considered.

Preferred experience: Experience working with adults in a public library environment and creating marketing content.

Please apply by emailing or mailing cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Melissa Anderson, Director
Jefferson Public Library
321 S. Main Street
Jefferson, WI 53549
manderson@jeffersonwilibrary.org


Pewaukee Public Library — Library Page/Shelver (Part-Time)

The Pewaukee Public Library seeks an organized and friendly individual to be responsible for shelving returned items, straightening shelves and packing library items for daily delivery. This position averages 7.5 hours per week Monday and Wednesday 5-8pm and every other Saturday. The hourly rate is $8.00. Please see the complete job description linked below.

Apply at the library or submit the Application for Employment (also linked below) to the Pewaukee Public Library, attention Denise Debbink, Head of Circulation Services at ddebbink@pewaukee.lib.wi.us.

Application for Employment
Library Page I Job Description


Town Hall Library — Library Director

The Town Hall Library located in North Lake, Wisconsin, serving the Town of Merton area is looking for an energetic, service-oriented director. The Town of Merton is a community of 8,478 located in the unincorporated community of North Lake – which is part of the Town of Merton – in the northwestern part of Waukesha County. The area features exceptional natural resources for hiking, biking and water activities with easy access to larger metropolitan areas. The area includes high-performing elementary schools and a top-flight high school.

Town Hall Library is a community oriented library which prides itself on excellent service to its users. An expansion and renovation of the library completed in 2009, and an additional expansion of the lower level children’s area and teen space in 2014, provide a welcoming and exciting space. We are expanding our programming and community involvement opportunities to better serve out patrons’ needs.

Under the direction of the board, this position directs all aspects of library operations including but not limited to budgeting, personnel management, policy development and maintenance, collection development, services, programming, facility maintenance, marketing, and advocacy.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Qualify for Grade I Certificate from the State of Wisconsin within three months of date of hire
  • Three years of professional librarian experience, including administrative and supervisory responsibilities in a public library
  • Completion of a successful background check

Salary $56,000-$60,000, negotiable based on experience. Please submit cover letter and resume to mriel@townhall.lib.wi.us by October 15. Or mail to: Search Committee, Town Hall Library, P.O. Box 158, North Lake, WI 53064 or drop off at library: N76W31429 Hwy. V V, North Lake, WI 53064.

The Town Hall Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Powers Memorial Library (Palmyra) — Children’s Services Assistant/Library Aide (Part-time)

The Powers Memorial Library is seeking a creative, customer-service focused, team player for the position of Children’s Services Assistant/Library Aide. The ideal candidate will enjoy storytelling and crafts, knowledgeable of children’s literature, have a genuine ability to relate to kids and their parents, enjoy working in a changing environment, and have strong computer and social media skills.

Nature of Work:
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Services Assistant / Library Aide performs a variety of task to support the activities and operations of the library. The Children’s Services Assistant / Library Aide is responsible for maintaining collections of various reading, viewing, and listening materials, providing excellent customer service and performing library clerical duties. The Children’s Services Assistant / Library Aide shall perform accurate and friendly service at all times to patrons, as well as assisting in the opening and closing duties of the library. The Children’s Services Assistant / Library Aide will also be required to assist in the development, implementation and conducting children’s programs, displays and craft times.

Responsibilities:
1. Prepares crafts, bulletin boards, and displays
2. Assists with the Summer Reading program and story hour
3. Assists in opening and closing procedures of the library.
4. Is able to perform all duties and responsibilities of a library clerk
5. Able to perform routine daily functions and coverage of the circulation desk and performing clerical work
6. Possesses a working knowledge of all aspects of the library’s automated system
7. Maintain a positive and welcoming demeanor in all situations
8. Assists Library Director with promotion and advertisement of library services and programs
9. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:
1. Ability to work in a team environment, as well as take the initiative and have the motivation to work on individual projects
2. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines
3. Positive and friendly demeanor
4. Accuracy in clerical skills
5. Basic knowledge of computer operations and the ability to learn and operate library automated systems
6. Ability to shelve, sort, shelf-read, accurately check-in and check-out library materials
7. Able to promote the mission and purpose of the Powers Memorial Library
8. Assist in the advertisement and conducting of monthly programs

Application Procedure:
All applicants must complete an employment application. Applications will be available in the library or from the library website at https://www.palmyra.lib.wi.us. Please mail the application to the Powers Memorial Library, PO Box O, Palmyra, WI 53156. For more information or questions, please contact Library Director, Traci Plotz, at 262-495-4605 or at tplotz@palmyra.lib.wi.us.


Alice Baker Library (Eagle) — Two Library Assistant- Floaters (part-time)

The Alice Baker Library is seeking 2 detail-oriented, customer-focused, team players for two Part-time Library Assistant – Floater positions.

Only applicants available for year-round employment will be considered. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Anticipated start date: Monday, August 10, 2020. All applicants may be considered for open positions in the next 6 months.

Schedule: up to 15 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. Must be available to work on short notice. Will not always work the same hours or number of hours each week.

Probation Period: There will be a 6 month probation period.

Starting Wage: $9.50 per hour, no benefits. Eligible for $10 per hour after 6 months.

Supervisor: Library Director

Duties/Examples of Work:

  • Promotes library collections and services.
  • Shelves materials and shelf reads
  • Operates and uses modern office equipment and a computer.
  • Knows how to do the pick list, prepare items for transit, cleans surfaces and other high-touch areas in the library, cleans and disinfects library materials as required
  • Helps with curbside delivery of library materials
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications:
Minimum requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent before date of hire plus a minimum of three months of customer service or office experience (library experience desirable, but is not required); or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job. Computer proficiency and a comfort with technology are required. Organization, communication and excellent customer service skills are required. All applicants are subject to a background check and employment is contingent on passing.

Application Procedure:
All applicants must submit a completed Alice Baker Memorial Public Library Employment Application to be considered for the position. Applications will be available in the library or from the library web site at http://www.alicebaker.lib.wi.us.  Please mail the application to the Alice Baker Library, P.O. Box 520, Eagle, WI 53119 or fax to 262-594-5126 or drop it off at the Alice Baker Library, 820 E. Main Street, Eagle, WI 53119. For more information or questions, please contact Library Director, Alli Chase, at 262-594-2800 or at chase@eagle.lib.wi.us.