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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Waukesha Public Library — Page Shelver, Circulation Services

Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Library seeks a highly motivated, detail oriented individual to shelve library materials in the Circulation Services Department.

The individual in this position:

  • Organizes books to be re-shelved, sorts and shelves library materials, keeping the shelves in Dewey Decimal order
  • Checks in and straightens newspapers
  • Empties book returns, checks in library materials as needed
  • Assists with closing procedures

Schedule will include mornings, afternoons, evenings until 8:45 p.m., and weekends. Schedule flexibility is essential.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent or current enrollment in high school and 16 years of age; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system and the use of standard office equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload.
  • Skills in organizational proficiencies and time management.

The 2020 salary range is $12.33 per hour to a maximum of $16.65 per hour achieved through merit increases.

Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha. Please include a letter of interest to: Bruce Gay at bgay@waukesha-wi.gov.

Full job description available upon request.


Jefferson Public Library — Youth Services Librarian

The Jefferson Public Library is currently hiring for a Youth Services Librarian. The ideal candidate enjoys working with children, teens, and adults, is well-versed in readers’ advisory for youth, cultivates strong community partnerships, thrives on change and continuous improvement, and embraces new technologies.

Under the general direction of the Library Director, with independent judgment and decision-making, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the organization, planning, development and operation of services to youth. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Supervising and coaching Youth Services staff (1.4 FTEs).

· Managing and organizing the physical collection of materials for youth in all formats.

· Administering and developing a wide variety of children’s, teen, and family programs.

· Delivering reference and reader’s advisory services to patrons of all ages.

· Providing front-line library service to all customers, and creating a welcoming environment.

· Outreach to surrounding schools and organizations.

· Managing department budget.

Qualifications and Requirements:

· An MLS/MLIS from an accredited entity preferred; may consider equivalent education and experience. Recent graduates and/or those graduating in six months are encouraged to apply.

· Two years’ experience in libraries, in youth services preferred; progressive responsibility desirable.

This full-time, 40-hour per week position includes regular daytime, evening and Saturday rotation hours. Salary starting at $47,736 (DOQ), with excellent benefits. For full job description visit https://www.jeffersonwilibrary.org/employment/. Send letter of interest and resume, including three references to: Leann Schwandt Lehner, Director, llehner@jeffersonwilibrary.org, or 321 S. Main, Jefferson, WI 53549

First review of applications will begin on Monday, January 27, 2020.


Delafield Public Library — Adult Programming and Outreach Librarian

The Delafield Library is seeking an individual for the position of Adult Programming and Outreach Librarian. This part-time position (between 25-30 hours/week) will work closely with the Adult Programming and Outreach Coordinator as well as the Circulation Supervisor, and will report directly to the Library Director.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Circulation Duties:

•Performs circulation desk procedures; checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons, preparing Library cards, maintaining patron records, collecting fines, registering patrons for programs using online software and reserving study rooms using online calendar

•Assists patrons with holds, renewals, account questions, locating materials, basic computer assistance and reference questions.

•Provides in-depth, one-on-one computer instruction for patrons with various technological abilities

•Provides reader’s advisory services to patrons

•Adheres to and communicates Library policies and procedures

• Have good working knowledge of OverDrive/Libby and similar services to assist patrons with digital content on a variety of computers and mobile devices.

Outreach and Programming Duties:

•Serves as secondary adult services outreach coordinator by participating in community events, speaking at community/chamber meetings and other opportunities that occur

•Establishes relationships with community entities to further goodwill toward the Library in the Delafield community and surrounding areas

•Is proactive in generating ideas and making new contacts to further promote the Library and its services

•Presents a positive Library image to the community

•Attends meetings and classes to enhance knowledge of Library services as needed

•Performs other work as assigned by the Library Director

•Selects material for and leads monthly adult book club

Education and Experience:

• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university OR currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program.

•2 years+ of customer service experience required

•Experience in Library Programming, particularly for Adults, is a plus!

You can find a full job description at https://www.delafieldlibrary.org/get-involved/employment/. If interested, please send resume and list of three professional references to Library Director Stephanie Ramirez, sramirez@delafieldlibrary.org. Starting pay rate of $19.00/hour with excellent benefits as well as 9 paid holidays. First review of applications will begin on January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the Delafield Library at (262) 646-6230 or visit our website, www.delafieldlibrary.org.


Waukesha Public Library — Library Associate, Marketing

Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Library seeks a highly motivated, detail oriented individual to assist the Head of Program Development and Community Engagement with promotional and marketing needs for the Library. 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. The Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone.

The individual in this position will be responsible for:

  • Planning, writing, producing and managing content for marketing and branding for both internal and external communications under the general direction of the Head of Program Development and Community Engagement.
  • Creating graphic design content to promote all Library programs.
  • Planning, writing and disseminating e-newsletters and press releases.
  • Assisting with Library event planning, including the Waukesha Reads programs.

Schedule will include mornings, afternoons, evenings until 8:45 p.m., and weekends.

Schedule flexibility is essential.

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree and major coursework in library sciences, education, graphic design, marketing, public relations or other related field and at least 2 years of library experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

  • Knowledge of graphic design principles and desktop publishing software; knowledge of public information and library principles, methods and practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload.
  • Skills in oral and written communications, public relations and organizational proficiencies and time management.

The 2020 salary range is $23.18 per hour to a maximum of $31.29 per hour achieved through merit increases.

Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha

Please include your resume and a letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director with the online application.

Deadline to apply: 4:30 PM, Friday, February 7, 2020.


Waukesha Public Library — Building Maintenance Coordinator

Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Library seeks a highly motivated, mechanically skilled individual to assist the Head of Operations with facility maintenance for the Library. 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. The Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone.

The individual in this position will be responsible for:

  • Planning, assigning, prioritizing and scheduling routine maintenance tasks, including general cleaning.
  • Performing routine maintenance on heating and ventilating equipment; monitoring and adjusting heating and cooling requirements in the building.
  • Performing other minor indoor repairs, including lighting systems, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, etc.; notifies supervisor of need for major repairs or additions to systems or equipment.
  • Maintaining inventory of tools and supplies; works with vendors to replenish supplies and equipment as needed.
  • Handling care of adjacent library grounds; sweeping, snow removal and clearing debris from sidewalks and driveways.

Schedule will include daytime, occasional evening and weekend hours. May be on call for emergencies.

Requirements: Graduation from high school and 1 year of additional technical training plus 1 – 3 years of work experience in commercial cleaning and custodial work and maintenance; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

  • Knowledge of building construction methods and equipment, preventive maintenance, HVAC systems, building management systems, electricity and mechanics as applied to building construction and maintenance; building maintenance cleaning methods and practices and the operation of related tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of carpentry, plumbing and electrical operations.
  • Ability to perform semi-skilled maintenance and repair tasks, work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload.
  • Ability to lift and transport heavy objects and perform strenuous tasks, sometimes in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.
  • Skills in oral and written communications and time management.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
The physical demands described here are representative 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.

  • Work is performed both indoors and outdoors; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of maintenance and office equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee will be exposed to outdoor weather conditions including extremes of heat and cold, wetness and humidity; also dust, odors, noise, vibrations, toxic agents, electrical currents, heavy machinery and disease.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand, talk and hear, smell; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently must lift and/or move in excess of 50 pounds.

The 2020 salary range is $25.84 per hour to a maximum of $34.88 per hour achieved through merit increases.

Online application is available on the City of Waukesha’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/waukesha

 Please include your resume and a letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director with the online application.

Deadline to apply: 4:30 PM, Friday, February 7, 2020.


Powers Memorial Library (Palmyra) – Assistant Librarian (Part-time)

The Powers Memorial Library is seeking a creative, customer-service focused, team player for the position of Assistant Librarian. 

Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Librarian performs a variety of task to support the activities and operations of the library. The Assistant Librarian is responsible of monitoring and supporting the library in the absence of the Director. The Assistant Librarian 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 Librarian Assistant may also be required to assist in the development, implementation and in conducting library programs and community outreach.

For more information please visit: https://www.palmyra.lib.wi.us/employment/