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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Executive Assistant — Bridges Library System

Bridges Library System, located in Waukesha, WI, is looking for a new team member. We are currently hiring a full-time Executive Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a dedicated team to serve the 24 libraries of Jefferson and Waukesha Counties.

This position provides administrative support to the Bridges Library System director, staff, and board. The individual hired will perform accounting related duties including accounts payable and receivable, as well as provide assistance with budget planning and reporting. They will prepare and maintain a variety of detailed financial and administrative records, reports, and files and be responsible for the preparation and distribution of library system board materials, maintenance of the online board management portal, and attending and preparing minutes of monthly board and periodic committee meetings. They will also coordinate special projects and assist staff with programs and projects.

Hourly Rate and Benefits:  2022 starting hourly rate range is $22.15 to $25.73 (depending on qualifications; full range extends to $29.30) coupled with a comprehensive compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, life insurance, generous paid time off, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, amongst many other benefits, employees are recognized and valued through a pay for performance system. Successful candidates will be eligible for performance-based merit increases and non-base performance awards.

Learn more about the position and apply at: Waukesha County Employment

Applications are due by Tuesday, November 29 at 4:00 PM.

Library Associate Marketing — Waukesha Public Library

SALARY: $23.53 – $31.76 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 11/16/22  CLOSING DATE: 12/09/22 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:
LIBRARY ASSOCIATE-MARKETING, PART-TIME 25 HPW
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 Marketing and Communications Manager 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 2022 salary range is $23.53 per hour to a maximum of $31.77 per hour achieved through merit increases.   

The 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 your resume and a letter of interest addressed to Bruce Gay, Library Director. Deadline to apply: 4:30 PM, Friday, December 9, 2022

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The Position: Under the general direction of the Marketing and Communications Manager, the individual in this position will be responsible for:
* Planning, writing, producing, and managing marketing and branding content.
* Creating graphic design content to promote all Library programs.
* Planning, writing, and disseminating e-newsletters and press releases.
* Assisting with the Library’s Waukesha Reads program.

Schedule will include mornings, afternoons, and some evenings and weekends. Schedule flexibility is essential.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
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, website management, 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.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
The City of Waukesha is an Equal Opportunity Employer
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.waukesha-wi.gov
201 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI 53188
262-524-3745
HR@waukesha-wi.gov

Outreach Community Engagement Librarian — Waukesha Public Library

SALARY: $26.23 – $35.40 Hourly $54,548.00 – $73,639.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 11/16/22 CLOSING DATE: 12/02/22 04:30 PM

DESCRIPTION: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Outreach Community Engagement Librarian-Full Time.

The Waukesha Public Library seeks an outgoing and engaging fulltime Community Engagement Librarian who will provide internal programs for all ages, but primarily adult programs, and assist patrons with their use of the library at the public service desks. The ideal candidate is customerservice focused, organized, and enjoys helping others. The Library is seeking a candidate whose talents, knowledge and customer service skills can take our services to the next level. We would love to hear from candidates who embrace change while focusing on evolving community needs.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM: This is an amazing opportunity to work at an exceptional public library. Join us as we work to achieve our vision of championing the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower, and engage all in our community. The Library offers an inclusive work environment and a competitive salary. The 2022 yearly salary range is $54,548 to a maximum of $73,639 achieved through merit increases for full time employees. Schedule includes weekdays, evening, and weekend hours. Please attach a résumé and letter of interest to Bruce Gay, Library Director. Deadline to apply: 4:30 pm, Friday, December 2, 2022

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The individual in this position develops and presents Library-wide programs and events, both internal and external, for children, parents, caregivers, teens and adult groups; including summer reading programs, story times, book discussions, Waukesha Reads, class visits, and group tours. Participates in providing outreach services to the community; including programs and events that foster community engagement. Evaluates programs and outreach opportunities using quantitative and qualitative data and makes changes to improve the quality, effectiveness or efficiency of program activities or Outreach. Ensures that inclusive and equitable practices are in place that ensures all are welcome in the Library. Cultivates partnerships, both internal and external to provide the best services to the community. Builds deeper relationships with communities that are typically underserved, underrepresented and underrecognized. Promotes awareness of library resources, library services, programs and learning opportunities. Promotes interest in the library as a community resource by visiting and speaking to school, civic, cultural, and social organizations. Encourages community conversations that helps develop a thorough understanding of community needs and future aspirations from diverse stakeholders. Collaborates with the school district in providing resources and services for teachers, children and their caregivers. Plans and presents educational workshops and tours for special groups, classes and staff. In their absence, may serve as backup to the Community Engagement Manager. May train and supervise clerical, paraprofessional and subordinate professionals in specific tasks and/or lead projects. Stays current with library programming trends and developments by reviewing publications, taking professional development classes and attending professional conferences. Attends meetings and conferences as appropriate to keep abreast of developments in the library field. May serve on committees within the Library, the Bridges Library System, and the state. Represents the Library in the community. Assists the Department Manager with on-the-job training to other staff members. Performs related duties as assigned.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in Library Science and at least 1 to 3 years of related work experience in library management, computer science, education, or other related experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills: Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload. Ability to analyze problems, troubleshoot and implement solutions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, and the public.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The City of Waukesha is an Equal Opportunity Employer

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.waukesha-wi.gov
201 Delafield Street
Waukesha, WI 53188
262-524-3745
HR@waukesha-wi.gov

Circulation Clerk (3 positions available) — Alice Baker Library (Eagle, WI)

The Alice Baker Library is seeking fun, energetic, and service-oriented individuals to join our team!

Applicants must be able to work days, evenings, and some Saturdays as scheduled. Up to 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.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 14 will be given first consideration. Please email application and cover letter to Director Alli Chase at chase@eagle.lib.wi.us.

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 http://www.alicebaker.lib.wi.us. A full job description may also be requested or found online. For more information or questions, please contact Library Director, Alli Chase, at 262-594-2800 or at chase@eagle.lib.wi.us.

Circulation Clerk — Mukwonago Community Library

Position Title: Circulation Clerk

Hours: Current requirement is an average of 10-15 hours per week and will include day, evening, and weekend hours. Must be able to work Thursdays. Flexibility in scheduling is required.

Pay rate: $11.77 an hour

The Mukwonago Community Library seeks a dependable, customer-service oriented person to work in our circulation department. Duties include helping customers check out items, registering new library cards, sorting materials for delivery, emptying book drops, and shelving. Must be friendly, cooperative, and able to work independently.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Basic keyboarding skills and general office experience are needed
  • Ability to meet the physical needs of the job including pushing carts, bending, carrying, and standing
  • All applicants are subject to fingerprinting and a background check. Employment is contingent on passing those assessments.

How to Apply

  1. Fill out an employment application found on the village website or picked up in person at the circulation desk in the library
  2. Applicant must provide at least two references on the employment application.
  3. Deliver the application in person to the library or email it to the library director, Abby Armour: aarmour@mukwonagolibrary.org
  4. Position open until filled, so please apply early.

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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS
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.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND/OR EXERCISED

  • 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.

SELECTION GUIDELINES

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.
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.whitewater-wi.gov
312 W. Whitewater St.
P.O. Box 178
Whitewater, WI 53190
262-473-0150
262-473-0500
JAtkinson@whitewater-wi.gov