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.

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Butler Public Library — Library Assistant (2 positions)

2 positions now open!

Hours: Up to 12 hours a week
Status: Part time
Starting Wage: $10.00-$10.50 an hour – depending on education and experience

The Butler Public Library is currently accepting applications seeking the right individual to serve our community as a Library Assistant. The position requires a forward thinking, creative, and adaptable individual who is organized, able to work independently, and prioritize tasks. The ideal candidate will provide excellent customer service; show a strong attention to detail; enjoy and embrace change; be comfortable with independent
decision making; have the ability to work solo or as part of a team; and possess a strong work ethic.

This position will require a candidate to perform a variety of specialized technical duties included with circulation/reference desk, and processing new materials. The candidate must show strong social media skills and have a high comfort level with technology. Preference will be given to those with Library experience and/or education. This position is currently one evening shift, and one daytime shift a week, and 1-2 Saturdays a month. Flexible availability is a plus.

This position will remain open until filled. Village of Butler employment application found here. Submit completed application to:
Butler Public Library
12808 W. Hampton Ave.
Butler, WI 53007;
or email to

Job Summary
This position performs a wide variety of general library work assisting patrons with daily library operations such as helping find materials, using the CAFÉ catalog, using the computer and personal devices, answering questions and making copies. It also involves checking items in and out using the Polaris system, processing, shelving circulated items, and answering phones. The work is performed under the supervision of the Library Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
– Check materials in and out; renew items; and empty book drop
– Find requested items for hold alerts, bundle, and route to designated libraries
– Process incoming material from other libraries
– Issue new cards; answer patron questions; and reserve materials
– Assist patrons with reference questions
– Assist patrons with computers, personal electronic devices, and making copies
– Shelve Materials
– Collect revenue from fines, copies and book sales
– Prepare Curbside Pickup
– Maintain patron records
– Answer phones
– Open and close the library
Schedule will include days, evenings, and Saturdays to meet the demands of the library

Additional Duties May Include
– Clean and disinfect library materials, and high touch surface areas
– Apply labels and covers, attach bar codes; stamp materials
– Repair books and other library materials
– Send letters on overdue accounts
– Prepare and maintain displays
– Shelf read and straighten shelves
– Assist with adult programming
– Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements
– High School diploma or equivalent
– Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, personal computers and electronic devices
– Library experience, education, or training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job
– Knowledge of basic library methods, techniques and procedures
– The ability to learn the functions of the library automation system as they relate to acquisitions and reference services
– Ability to function in a team setting
Up to the first six months of employment shall be a probationary period. Your employment may be terminated during this period at any time without notice, by employer or employee.

Physical Demands of the Position
– Sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, bend, twist and reach
– Lift and carry full delivery bins, heavy books, or office supplies
– Handle processing, picking up and shelving books
– Push and pull heavy objects on wheels
– Shovel snow from the sidewalk
– Must be able to read library materials and computer screens
– Manual dexterity required to process or mend library materials, use office equipment and computers
– Ability to communicate orally and in writing with library patrons; Library Director; other employees; and volunteers is required.

Pewaukee Public Library — Youth Services Library Associate

The Pewaukee Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic, responsible, savvy, and flexible team player. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter experienced in working with children. They should also have a thorough knowledge of children’s books, be comfortable using technology, be skilled in communicating with children and adults verbally and in print, and be excited about growing curiosity, creativity, and community.

Major responsibilities will include reference and reader’s advisory services, assisting with or presenting library programs, collection maintenance, and development of displays and booklists. This position will average 18 hours a week with some evening and Saturday hours. Flexibility is essential. The hourly pay range is from $15.06 to $17.69 commensurate with education and experience.

A high school diploma and two or more years of experience in a public library or equivalent relevant experience is required.

To apply, submit a cover letter and application to Jenny Wegener, Head of Youth Services, at See our website for the complete job description and application form. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Adult Services Librarian (part-time) – Elm Grove Public Library

The Elm Grove Public Library is accepting applications for a part-time Adult Services Librarian.  Responsibilities include providing reference services, performing collection development, assisting with digital materials and electronic devices, and coordinating the library’s memory cafés in the Wild Plum group of the Library Memory Project.

We are looking for a candidate who is customer service focused, and has a strong background in computer applications as they relate to library services.  Starting wage is $18.50 per hour.  This 15 hour/week position includes daytime shifts, one evening shift per week and approximately one Saturday per month.  

Master of Library Science degree from an accredited program is required.  Library experience preferred.  

A successful applicant will be required to undergo a drug screening and a background check. Deadline for applications is May 14, 2021.  The Village of Elm Grove employment application is available at the library reference desk, or can be found on the library website,

Please send complete application, resume and cover letter to:

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

You may also send through email to:

Elm Grove Public Library — Library Page (Part-time)

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 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: Elm Grove Employment Application (PDF)

Return the completed form, including three references, by May 14, 2021 to:

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

You may also email application to:

North Shore Library — Youth Services Librarian 

Title: Youth Services Librarian I
Wage: $22.73-24.94
Hours: 20 hours/week
Deadline: May 14, 2021

Do you dream of making a difference in young people’s lives? Do you like to try new things? Does reading a story, sharing a slime recipe or singing a silly song sound like fun?

If you are outgoing, creative, technology-minded and enthusiastic about serving youth in an ever-changing environment, this is the job for you!

The North Shore Library is seeking a curious and creative Youth Services Librarian with a passion for learning and collaboration.

This position works under the supervision of the Head of Youth Services. Main duties include developing and implementing a wide variety of children’s, teen, and family programs, organizing and maintaining children’s collections, and the delivery of reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons of all ages. Programs are currently all virtual but future programs may be in-person or a combination of both.

This position is 20 hours per week and includes one evening each week and every other Saturday. Flexibility in scheduling is occasionally needed for program coverage. Most hours are at the children’s reference desk, with occasional hours at the adult reference desk. This position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. Prior experience working in a children’s department is preferred. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

See full job description at: Youth Services – Part Time

Submit resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Annie Bahringer at Application deadline is May 14.

Brookfield Public Library — Library Technician

PURPOSEThe Library Technician performs para-professional library service, including:  circulation services; technical services; interlibrary loan services; adult and children’s services; library support services; public, clerical and collection maintenance services.  


  • Performs and is responsible for circulation and procedures and activities including: check-in; check-out; collection security; library card, Internet and voter registration; holds; fines/fees; lost and paid materials; donations; and issuing study/computer/A-V room keys. 
  • Reviews and maintains patron registration files and Internet permission and release forms.
  • Prepares and mails overdue mailers. Conducts overdue phone calls and maintains overdue paperwork.  Assists with the retrieval of overdue inter-library loan materials. 
  • Assists with solving and directing patron concerns and questions both in-person and by phone.
  • Responsible for operating and balancing money from the cash register, copiers, change machine, public Internet printer coin-op and safe.
  • Assists in the operation and maintenance of library equipment.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with the public, employees, and officials in a courteous and professional manners. Performs automated interlibrary loan and in-transit activities and compiles reports and statistics. 
  • Interacts with staff at other libraries, participating in the interlibrary loan process. Performs word processing, typing and filing. 
  • Empties indoor and outdoor returns. Shelves materials in a timely and accurate manner. 
  • Conducts searches for library materials.
  • Ensures materials on shelves are straightened and materials on tables are returned to the sorting room.
  • Prepares, repairs and reconditions library materials. Receives, removes and returns library materials. 
  • Responsible for routine cataloging, data entry, automated file and record maintenance.
  • Compiles lists and statistics as required. Performs acquisition, on-line catalog and collection maintenance work. 
  • Performs word processing, filing and bibliographical checking. Utilizes online bibliographic resources. 
  • Organizes, files and maintains serial subscriptions and periodical collection. Assists in receiving, returning and filing invoices.
  • Performs a variety of work in reference, patron assistance and information referral.
  • May assist and perform in programs.
  • Assists patrons with electronic resources and library materials and instructs patrons in the use of computer systems.
  • Directs library users to standard references.
  • Performs internet searches as instructed and directed according to library and city policies.
  • Assists with displays to promote library services to the public.
  • Assists in training and reports on progress of new technicians.
  • Keeps departmental managers and supervisors informed of current service needs, interests, policy and procedure requirements of the department.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.


  1.   High school diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent.
  2. Two or more years of successful library or relevant experience is desirable.
  3. Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends.
  4. Must be able to perform physical activities such as climbing (ascending or descending steps, stairs or short stepladders), stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 pounds), fingering, grasping, reaching, bending/twisting, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.

Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

SALARY RANGE:  Pay Range 109 is $16.24- $18.56 per hour.  (Appointments are usually made at the beginning of the range).

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following:  training and experience evaluation; written, oral or performance tests; or other assessment methods.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations.  Oral examinations may include written exercises. 

Applications will be accepted through SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2021.  This deadline may be extended to meet the needs of the City.

APPLY ONLINE through NEOGOV from our web site (,  by clicking on the job title and clicking on the “Apply” link!

Pauline Haass Public Library — Administrative Services Manager

The Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex, Wisconsin, is seeking an organized, efficient, customer-service oriented professional to join our team as Administrative Services Manager. The ideal candidate readily adapts to constant change; is comfortable both with current technologies and learning new ones; projects a helpful, welcoming personality, and is conscientious and detail-oriented. A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, finance, or related field is required, though equivalent business and finance experience will be considered in lieu of a degree. Experience in office management is preferred, and experience working in public libraries is a strong bonus. This position is open due to a retirement.

The Administrative Services Manager provides support for the Library Director in a variety of tasks related to budgeting, building operations, records management, human resources, general bookkeeping, and purchasing. This key leadership role also collaborates with the Library Director and management team to develop goals and strategies consistent with the Library’s mission, strategic plan, and budget, as well as facilitating effective partnerships with outside organizations, vendors and stakeholders.

This full time position is budgeted at 35 hours per week with a generous prorated benefit package that including health and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday pay, and membership in the Wisconsin Retirement System. It also affords the opportunity to work with a supportive, creative, and knowledgeable staff in an institution that prioritizes professional development and fosters a positive organizational culture. Starting pay is $20-22 per hour, depending on qualifications.

Applications received by Monday, May 24 will be given first consideration. We plan to interview the week of May 31. Please read the full job description before applying. To apply, submit these items by email:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Signed application form
  4. Contact information for two (2) professional references

To Library Director Adele Loria using the address:

To learn more about the library and the position, please visit

Johnson Creek Public Library — Director

The Johnson Creek Public Library seeks a well-organized and community-minded leader to direct the operations of their library. The library has a focus on early literacy and creating young readers through vibrant children’s programming. Applicants should be enthusiastic supporters of public libraries with a passion for cultivating learning and literacy as well as 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. Proficiency with computers, internet, and digital communications is essential, and familiarity with popular library software and hardware is desired.

The library is currently evaluating the need for an expanded facility which will enhance the services offered to the community. The library director will be an integral part of this process.

The Johnson Creek Public Library is a member of the Bridges Library System, which includes the 24 public libraries located in Jefferson and Waukesha counties. The library serves a municipal community of 3,021 and also provides library services to the rural residents of Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. Johnson Creek is located at the crossroads of Interstate 94 and Highway 26 and is approximately halfway between Madison and Milwaukee.

Responsibilities: The Library Director is under the direct supervision of a five-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the operations of the library including serving as the library’s executive officer and technical advisor to the board; building and maintaining the collection; managing the library budget and finances; supervising library staff; maintaining the library building; and developing, implementing, and promoting library services and programs to all residents of the community.

Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for a Wisconsin Grade II certification. Three or more years of library experience is desired. Library administration experience and a Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library Science are preferred. The ideal candidate shall also possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with their staff, the Library Board, the Village of Johnson Creek, and community organizations. Knowledge of current library practices, technology, and trends is required.

Compensation: The minimum salary starts at $45,000 commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The Village of Johnson Creek provides a competitive package of benefits.

Please send a cover letter, résumé, and completed application for employment by Monday, May 24, at 4:00 PM to:

Kelly Brinkman, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer


Johnson Creek Public Library Board of Trustees
c/o Deputy Clerk-Treasurer Kelly Brinkman
P. O. Box 238
Johnson Creek, WI 53038

The Village of Johnson Creek is an equal opportunity employer.

Powers Memorial Library (Palmyra) — Library Clerk

The Powers Memorial Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Library Clerk.

The Library Clerk performs a variety of tasks to support the activities and operations of the library. Tasks include perform routine daily functions and coverage of the circulation desk, providing accurate and friendly service at all times to patrons. The Library Clerk may also be required to assist in the development, implementation and in conducting library programs and community outreach.

The position is approximately 10 hours per week, and candidate must be available evening and Saturday hours. The ideal candidate will be able to work in a team environment, as well as take initiative and be motivated to work on individual projects. For more information please visit: