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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Administrative Services Manager — Waukesha Public Library

Starting Salary: $77,045
Opening Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Closing Date: Friday, May 27, 2022 4:30PM

The Waukesha Public Library champions the power of reading and learning to enrich, empower and engage all in our community. WPL is a trusted community and cultural center that serves a diverse populace. Waukesha is a suburb west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin serving a population of 90,000. At Waukesha Public Library, we understand that diversity in experience, perspective, and knowledge fuels creativity, broadens understanding, and helps drive success.
Waukesha Public Library is seeking a highly motivated, talented, and experienced professional with a forward-thinking mindset to serve as the Administrative Services Manager.

This new position will be responsible for supporting the Library Director in the advancement of the library, having oversight of select divisional areas within the organization as well as day-to-day operations. The Administrative Services Manager will participate in planning and development and will be a member of the management leadership team.

The successful candidate will possess a commitment to and passion for WPL’s vision and mission and keep abreast of current trends impacting libraries. The successful individual will have proven success aligning people, processes and resources and delivering results in a high-performance environment. This individual will also be a team player, politically savvy and able to effectively collaborate with management, partners, community stakeholders, and all levels of staff.

Ideal candidates for this position actively demonstrate an ability and desire to manage day-to-day procedures, develop employees’ skills, engage with the public, and advance the library’s day-to-day operations and mission. The Administrative Services Manager partners with the Library Director to foster an internal culture of positivity, excitement for continuous organizational change, and growth mindset by leading internal cross-departmental communications and connections. The Administrative Services Manager builds a trusting environment by leading staff in problem-solving, recognizing positive results, managing conflict, and guiding professional development.

Applications may be filed online on the City of Waukesha’s website:

Explore the City’s benefits here:

Attach an online resume and cover letter addressed to Bruce Gay, Library Director, in addition to the application.
Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022.

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:
  4. Position open until filled, so please apply early.

Custodian — Town Hall Library (North Lake)

Town Hall Library is seeking a Custodian to join our Library Staff.  General Duties Include:

Areas Covered:  Cleaning required in all public and staff areas in the library interior, with seasonal attention to storage and outdoor areas.  Furnace/Maintenance closets addressed on an as-needed basis.

Daily:  Clean all bathrooms and bathroom floors. Vacuum carpets in high traffic areas near entries, service desks, behind service desks, McBroom Community Room and staff lunchroom.  Wipe down all public tables, push in chairs and pick up trash.  Check staff lounge/clean as needed.  Clean glass in building as needed.

Weekly:  Rotate vacuuming duties to include all carpeted areas in stacks, in the elevator and on stairs, including along baseboards.  Wipe down railings in Lower Level.  Dust ceilings/light fixtures as needed.  Spot clean carpet stains.  Replace bulbs.  Dust surfaces and mop wood floors.  Notify Supervisor when supplies need to be reordered. Take out recycling and garbage to the curb on Friday mornings.

Monthly:  Polish wood throughout building.  Dust window blinds and decorative wall hangings.  Spot clean and vacuum fabric furniture.

Seasonal:  remove debris from outside stairwells, clean windows as needed, clean McBroom Community Room cabinets.

General Plumbing/Painting/Carpentry:  on an as-needed basis/as soon as possible to address concern.

General:  Maintenance closets and storage areas should be organized, and inventory should be up to date.  Custodial equipment should be cleaned, maintained and in good working order.  Building security and patron/staff safety is first priority.  Any lost or stolen keys should be immediately reported.

Supervision by Library Director/Assistant Library Director.  Criminal Background Check Required.

A complete job description can be found on our website at Please send your letter of interest and application to Library Director Kaushalya Iyengar 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