Library Employment Opportunities


Current Library Employment in Southeastern Wisconsin

Find current library employment opportunities at Bridges Library System, its member libraries, and libraries in the southeastern Wisconsin area. Want to serve as a substitute? Current library staffs can sign up to substitute at other libraries in the library system.

Waukesha Public Library– Information Services Librarian I– Part-time Job Share—Limited Term

The Library seeks a highly motivated, technically savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide adult reference, readers’ advisory services, adult programming, and collection development to the community. The person in this position will work part-time in a job share program. The program commitment is for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of additional year-long terms. THE POSITION: The Library is looking for a self-motivated, dedicated professional with a welcoming personality who will work at our busy Reference Desk, plan and conduct adult programs and classes, and assist and instruct library patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference sources, websites, databases, computer programs, e-readers, and technology use. The Library is looking for a candidate who works well with all kinds of people and understands the transformative value that a library brings to its community. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science; knowledge of information resources available from other libraries, the library system and other sources in the community, county and state; understanding of public library policies; knowledge of trends in collection development; excellent oral and written communication; ability to analyze statistical data and evaluate programs; ability to work independently or as part of a dynamic team; ability to meet the varying needs of a diverse community; the ability to prioritize a varied workload; and a great customer service attitude. Public library experience desired. Schedule includes weekdays, evening and weekend hours. WHY JOIN OUR TEAM: This is a rare opportunity to work at an exceptional public library. Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Waukesha Public Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone. The Library offers an inclusive work environment and a competitive salary. The 2019 salary range is $25.27 per hour to a maximum of $34.11 per hour achieved through merit increases. Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha? In addition to the online application, please attach a résumé and letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director. Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019

Technical Services Librarian Job Posting –Elm Grove Public Library

The Elm Grove Public Library is accepting applications for a Technical Services Librarian. Responsibilities include cataloging and classifying all adult book and audiovisual materials; maintaining an accurate database of library holdings; and overseeing the processing of materials prior to cataloging. This position will also be responsible for some collection development; providing reference and interlibrary loan service, computer-related assistance, and readers’ advisory services to patrons. Starting wage of $18.50 per hour includes prorated holiday and vacation pay, retirement benefits, and optional participation in a 457 plan. This 28-hour per week position is included in the Saturday rotation. Master of Library Science degree is required. Previous cataloging and public service experience preferred. A successful applicant will be required to undergo a drug screening and a background check. Deadline for applications is June 1st. Please send resume, cover letter and three references to the Elm Grove Public Library, Attention: Sarah Muench, 13600 Juneau Blvd, Elm Grove, WI 53122, or to Sarah Muench at muench@elmgrove.lib.wi.us.

Alice Baker Library – Library Assistant, Floater

The Alice Baker Library is seeking a detail-oriented, customer-focused, team player for the position of Part-time Library Assistant – Floater. Only applicants available for year-round employment will be considered. Positions will remain open until filled. Applications received by May 10th will be given first consideration. More information about the position can be found at http://www.alicebaker.lib.wi.us. Duties/Examples of Work: · Promotes library collections and services. · Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. · Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking library materials in and out, renewing items, placing items on hold, registering patrons, etc. · Issues library cards and explains policies and procedures. · Shelves materials and shelf reads · Operates and uses modern office equipment and a computer. · 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 and a previous knowledge of library materials, methods, and techniques are highly desirable. 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; 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.

Powers Memorial Library (Palmyra) — Children’s Library Assistant

Powers Memorial Library in Palmyra, WI is recruiting for a part-time children’s library assistant in our friendly and quaint library. The ideal candidate enjoys working with children, is comfortable using technology, and has previous library experience. Ability to work daytime and evening hours is strongly preferred.  Other combinations of training and experience that can be demonstrated to result in possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities desired for this position will be considered. Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail or in person to Library Director, Erik Braun. Position is open until filled Applications can be found online or in person at the library. Online Applications: https://www.villageofpalmyra.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Application-for-Employment.pdf. Location: Powers Memorial Library 115 W. Main Street Palmyra, Wi 53156 Phone: 262-495-4605 Questions/Applications: ebraun@palmyra.lib.wi.us

The Monarch Library System – Interim Director

The Monarch Library System (MLS) Board of Trustees is seeking to fill an Interim System Director position for the period of approximately one year. MLS is a two-year old consolidated library system. https://www.monarchlibraries.org/ The member counties of MLS are Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington. The system serves 31 public libraries, Lakeland University Inc., the Sheboygan-Ozaukee Bookmobile and the Washington County Outreach librarian. These libraries serve the 416,850 people who live in these counties. Libraries range in size from the largest, Mead Public Library, to the smallest, Lowell Public Library in Dodge County. Hours, salary, and benefits are negotiable, commensurate with experience.  We are looking for someone with a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university or equivalent, who is eligible for grade 1 Wisconsin public library certification. We would prefer a candidate who has 3 years of progressively responsible administrative and financial management responsibilities in a library or library system or equivalent. More information and a full job description can be found by visiting the library system’s website at https://www.monarchlibraries.org/2019/02/25/monarch-library-system-interim-director-2/ Send or email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references with contact information to Lynn Huether, Monarch Library System, 4632 South Taylor Drive, Sheboygan WI, 53081, or to LHuether@MonarchLibraries.Org. The position will remain open until a successful candidate is selected.