Library Employment Opportunities

Current Library Job Opportunities in Southeastern Wisconsin

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.

Want to serve as a substitute? Current library staffs can sign up to substitute at other libraries in the library system.

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

The Powers Memorial Library is seeking a creative, customer-service focused, team player for the part-time 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.

For more information please visit:

Library Director — Butler Public Library

Butler Public Library is seeking a new part-time Director, for 25 hours per week. This position comes with an experienced staff of five, a supportive Board, and patrons who treat the library as a Village treasure. Our active Friends group provides ongoing support for special programming and community outreach.

Our community-centered library serves a village of 1800+. We focus on service to our patrons and strive to create a welcoming experience for readers of all ages. The Village of Butler is conveniently located in northeast Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is easily accessible via Interstate Hwy. 41. We combine small town living with easy access to major metropolitan resources in Milwaukee, just 20 minutes away.

The successful candidate will view libraries as future-focused organizations that serve their patrons. Our Director will be expected to manage the variety and complexity of tasks involved in leading a small library, including maintaining terrific community relations and outreach initiatives, while also being involved in the general day-to-day tasks of general library operations. Working hours and days can be flexible.

A background in Library Science and/or management experience is a plus, but not required if the best candidate agrees to complete coursework to attain Director Certification after hire. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals at any stage of their careers. Your application plus a resume can be submitted immediately. Direct any questions to View the Position Description here. Access the online Application here. Or, access the paper Application form here and submit both application and resume to

Library Page — Elm Grove Public Library

The Elm Grove Public Library is seeking a part-time, year-round Library Page.  The position averages 7 – 10 hours per week, and may include both day and evening hours.  The position is also included in the Saturday rotation.

Duties include customer service, check-in and check-out of materials, registering patrons, handling fines and fees, answering the phone, processing new items, shelving books and other duties as assigned.  

Minimum qualifications

  • Sixteen years of age or older
  • General knowledge and use of public library
  • Ability to interact courteously with the public
  • Computer and keyboard experience

Cash register experience a plus.

Starting pay is $8.00 per hour

Pick up an application at the Elm Grove Public Library or find it here:

Return the completed form, including three references, to:

Sarah Muench, Director
Elm Grove Public Library
13600 Juneau Boulevard
Elm Grove, WI 53122

You may also email the application to:

Circulation Clerks — Alice Baker Memorial Library (Eagle)

The Alice Baker Library is seeking four fun, energetic, and service-oriented individuals to join our team! Applicants must be able to work days, evenings, and some Saturdays as scheduled. 20 hours per week.

Hourly wage begins at $9.50 per hour. May move to $10.00 per hour after completing a 3 month probation period.

View a detailed job description here.

Download the employment application here.

Supervisor: Library Director

Duties/Examples of Work:

  • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community.
  • Promotes library collections and services.
  • Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking library materials in and out, renewing items, placing items on hold, registering patrons, etc.
  • Operates and uses modern office equipment and a computer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • A high school diploma or GED is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in keyboarding skills, Windows operating systems, Microsoft applications, and the Internet. Experience with Polaris preferred.
  • All applicants are subject to a background check and employment is contingent on passing.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, this position is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; push; pull; carry; climb; stoop; bend; stretch; kneel; talk and hear.
  • This position is required to remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
  • This position is required to push and pull 100 pound carts and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Work is performed inside a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks, such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.

Application Procedure

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Candidates submitting their application and cover letter by 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 15 will be given first consideration. Please email application and cover letter to Director Alli Chase at

All applicants must submit a completed Alice Baker Memorial Public Library Employment Application and cover letter to be considered for the position. Applications will be available in the library or from the library web site at For more information or questions, please contact Library Director, Alli Chase, at 262-594-2800 or at

Library Customer Service Specialist — Irvin L. Young Memorial Library

This part-time position is responsible for performing a variety of library-specific clerical tasks to facilitate the use of the library and services by patrons from the library’s service populations.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as
management may deem necessary.

  • Perform circulation procedures, to include checking materials in and out; registering new patrons; keeping daily service record;
    shelving returned materials; assisting patrons in selecting materials; accepting interlibrary loan requests; collecting fines and replacement charges; notifying patrons when interlibrary and reserve requests are available; answering the telephone; other related duties.
  • Sort incoming mail and periodicals.
  • Assist patrons in use of electronic databases and public use computers.
  • Process requests for materials from consortium libraries, to include pulling materials from collection; processing requests through the database; other related duties.
  • Quality-check audiovisual materials.
  • Photocopy material as requested.
  • Mend and repair library materials.
  • Inventory collection and read shelves.
  • Cover new books and prepare for circulation.


  • Respond to alert from security system, as needed, if domicile is within ten miles of library building.
  • In the absence of library administrative staff, may be assigned responsibility for the facility and its operations in the event of an
    emergency, such as fire or tornado or a network outage.
  • May assist with children’s activities and programs on a limited basis.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Actively support the Library’s mission;
  • Maintain patron confidentiality and library rights;
  • Adhere to the City of Whitewater Employee Manual;
  • Adhere to the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, Code of Ethics, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement;
  • Convey a courteous and professional attitude;
  • Maintain contemporary knowledge of library practices;
  • Foster and maintain positive public relations for the Library within the community.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Basic computer skills required. Successful completion of computer competency test will determine if this requirement is met.
  • One (1) year of library, clerical or customer relations experience preferred.

Language Skills

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.
  • Ability to train others.
  • Ability to advise and interpret how to apply policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to perform cashier duties accurately.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle stressful situations, to organize work and set priorities, managing time and resources to meet deadlines and changing demands within the entire operation of administrative services, perform duties with a minimum of supervision.

Other Qualifications

  • Proficiency in typing, electronic data processing and a working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively meet and deal with the public.
  • Ability to work effectively in cooperation with fellow employees as a member of the staff team.
  • Ability to work in and maintain an environment that deals with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Broad-based familiarity with authors/subjects desirable.


  • Work under general supervision of Assistant Library Director, or, (in absence of Assistant Library Director) Library Director, or, (in
    absence of both Assistant Library Director and Library Director) Youth Educational Services Librarian, however, perform recurring
    job duties independently.
  • Some opportunity exists to vary work steps and in deciding appropriate procedures, guidelines and methods.
  • Supervised less closely during execution, but end results are still reviewed.
  • Incumbents prioritize their own work to some degree, manage their time effectively and respond to some questions independently.
  • No formal supervisory responsibilities.

The City of Whitewater is an Equal Employment Opportunity. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the City
will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Nothing in this job description reflects management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at anytime. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
312 W. Whitewater St.
P.O. Box 178
Whitewater, WI 53190