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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Town Hall Library (Merton) –  Circulation Desk Assistant

Town Hall Library is looking for a Circulation Desk Assistant.

Basic Tasks include: 

  • checking materials in and out
  • issuing cards
  • providing search assistance
  • collecting fees

Basic Skills required:

  • good customer service and phone skills
  • work efficiently in a busy environment
  • good decision-making skills
  • teamwork attitude

Schedule and Wage Information:

Required:  High School Diploma or equivalent, ability to speak, write and read English, and ability to perform moderately heavy physical work.

Availability: 12-15 hours/week.  Position includes days, nights and weekends.

Wage:  The hourly rate for this position is $11.00.

Applications are available at the Circulation Desk.  Submit your completed application to Beth Stapleton, Circulation Supervisor. You can also email your resume to bstapleton@townhall.lib.wi.us

Applications/resumes must be received by 5 PM on Friday, February 12, 2021.


Town Hall Library (Merton)  – Young Adult Library Associate

Town Hall Public Library at North Lake is seeking a young adult’s library associate for a 20-hour position. Candidate must be an energetic, team-oriented individual with a strong public service commitment. This job requires working days, nights and weekends.

The starting wage for this position is $13.52 per hour.

Please email your letter of interest, resume, and references to the library director, Kaushalya Iyengar at kiyengar@townhall.lib.wi.us.

Deadline to apply: on or before February 5, 2021 by 4:30 pm.

 Job Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • One or more years of professional experience in a library setting preferred.
  • Experience working with children and young adults (ages 12 to 18) preferred.
  • Computer knowledge and experience (Windows, WORD, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current trends in library service to youth, including demonstrated knowledge of young adult literature and materials, programming skills, and the ability to work with young people.
  • Ability to develop and implement services to Teens /Tweens.
  • Ability to assess the patron’s needs and provide consistent customer service.
  • Ability to represent the library in a responsible, professional and trustworthy manner.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in the work environment and to maintain a calm demeanor under stressful or unsettling circumstances.
  • Ability to follow detailed verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work in most cases independently, as well as collaboratively when needed.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with public, staff and volunteers/stakeholders.
  • Ability to use library and general office equipment including computers, printer, photocopier, telephone and fax machine, as well as a working knowledge of computer applications for library services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and supervises after school programs (including Summer Library Reading Program) for Young adults.
  • Promotes use of tech-based offerings to YA patrons.
  • Collection management of young adult materials per library policy.
  • Serves as liaison to schools and community agencies serving Young Adults in conjunction with Youth Services staff.
  • Prepares statistics, reports and grants related to Young Adult services/programming as needed.
  • Maintains working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends and technology in the library profession by attending workshops, professional meetings, reading current literature and following state and local children and youth services related lists/posts.
  • Performs duties related to opening and closing of the library as needed.

 Physical Job Demands

  • Continuous to frequent standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, climbing, and stooping.
  • Frequent bending, twisting, squatting and reaching.

Mukwonago Community Library — Library Director

The Mukwonago Community Library (MCL) is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic public Library Director with a passion for cultivating learning and literacy, and engaging the community. A talent for strategic thinking, excellent communication skills, the ability to remain positive and flexible, and a demonstrated ability to lead people are also highly desired for this position. The Director will work with an experienced staff in developing and maintaining library services and be responsible for the library’s finances, and all aspects of operations.

The MCL (completely renovated and expanded in 2010) is a beautiful, state-of-the-art 28,000-square-foot facility, that stands as a testament to the support of citizens who value their community library. The MCL has evolved to include MetaSpace 511 (our maker space), The Thingery (our library of things), an updated Young Adult area, a Seed Library, a Book Bike, and many other renovations and innovations that have greatly improved accessibility and overall library experience for our patrons. We should also note that the MCL is operating under a fairly ambitious strategic plan and recently completed a building expansion and reconfiguration planning process with an architect for future discussion with the village and community.

Serving over 23,000 area residents, the MCL is located in of the Village of Mukwonago, a family-oriented community located 25 miles southwest of Milwaukee. The library is a member of the Bridges Library System which includes the 24 libraries located in Jefferson and Waukesha Counties. The MCL has an annual budget of over $1,000,000 and circulates over 300,000 items each year.

Essential Attributes for this position include:

  • a strong understanding and ability to articulate the public library’s vision, mission and values to the community;
  • the ability to expand services and nurture long-lasting partnerships within the community.
  • the ability to develop a public programming component is also critical for continued and enhanced community engagement.
  • a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service.
  • collaboration and consensus-building skills
  • knowledge of facility operation and maintenance
  • excellent interpersonal and team-building skills
  • a history of responsiveness to staff, patron, and community needs and concerns
  • sound fiscal management skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program with eligibility for a Grade 1 Wisconsin Library Certificate
  • 3-5 year public library experience, including two years at the management level or equivalent amount of training and experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License needed for travel to meetings

Salary: $60,000-84,000 (dependent on qualifications and experience). Full-time benefits include: health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, paid sick/holiday/bereavement leave, and the employer’s contribution to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS).

Application Timeline and Process: Email cover letter, resume, and the library application form to Martha Riel, Interim Library Director, at mriel@mukcom.lib.wi.us on or before February 16, 2021. Questions or inquiries about the position may also be emailed to this address.