Library Employment Opportunities


Current Library Employment in Southeastern Wisconsin

Find current library employment opportunities at Bridges Library System, its member libraries, and libraries in the southeastern Wisconsin area.


Menomonee Falls Public Library: Library Assistant-Reference/IT (Part-time)

Menomonee Falls Public Library seeks a positive, customer-focused individual to join our team in serving the information needs of our community. The position requires the knowledge and skills to assist and support the technology concerns of staff and patrons. The ideal candidate also has excellent written and oral communication skills and is comfortable instructing others in a group or one-on-one setting.

Applications and complete job descriptions are available online at www.MenomoneeFallsLibrary.org.

Apply by submitting an official application, cover letter and resume by 4:30 PM on Thursday, October 19, 2017 to:

Business Manager Ellen Rohr

W156 N8436 Pilgrim Rd.

Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 erohr@menomonee-falls.org


Waukesha Public Library — Library Assistant: Circulation and Technical Services

The Library is seeking a part-time 20-23 hours per week Library Assistant in the Circulation and Technical Services Departments.  The individual in this position will generally spend time each week in both the Technical and Circulation Services departments.  The number of hours worked in each department on a weekly basis will vary depending on the demands of the departments.  Regular schedule includes weekdays and weekend hours.

Primary Technical Services duties include:  general data entry including creating, modifying and deleting item records; labeling and processing materials; assisting with repairing and upkeep of library materials.

Primary Circulation Services duties include:  using computers to check materials in and out and register new customers; processing hold and transit items; sending overdue notices, answering and routing phone calls; providing exemplary customer service.

For more information and to apply, visit the city of Waukesha’s employment page. The position closes on Friday, October 20, 2017.


Milwaukee County Federated Library System Director

The Milwaukee County Federated Library System is seeking an experienced and talented library professional to serve as its next Director.

Located 90 miles north of Chicago on Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city with a population of 600,000 within a surrounding metro area of 1.5 million (950,000 in Milwaukee County). Milwaukee’s culture, booming restaurant scene, professional sports teams, along with 15,000 acres of parks, miles of lakefront access, and other amenities, make it an excellent place to live.

 About the Milwaukee County Federated Library System

The mission of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System (MCFLS) is to lead cooperation efforts among its 15 member libraries, improving access to shared resources, and promoting the most effective use of local, county, state and federal funds to help its libraries utilize current and evolving technologies to provide the highest level of library service to Milwaukee County residents.

MCFLS has a $4+ million annual budget, including a $2.7 million operating budget. MCFLS is a separate legal entity and has exclusive custody and control of all system funds. MCFLS operates and administers the CountyCat shared automation system, making the resources of member libraries readily available to all County residents.  Various other projects and initiatives are provided in collaboration with the libraries.

The Position

The Director is responsible for coordinating all management, planning, and evaluation activities for the system and directs a staff of 5 employees. The Director reports to a seven member Board of Trustees appointed by Milwaukee County.

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science, or equivalent, from an accredited graduate library school and eligibility for Grade 1 Wisconsin Public Librarian Certification.
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible administrative and financial management responsibilities in a public library or public library system, including the development, coordination, and evaluation of library programs and services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to analyze and interpret data objectively, and the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people.
  • Experience working with a variety of governmental units is highly desirable.
  • Experience in managing the provision of technology-based services is highly desirable.

Salary and Benefits

Minimum salary is $80,000; salary is negotiable based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A competitive and comprehensive benefit package is provided that includes:

  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays
  • Two days of personal leave
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Wisconsin Retirement System (State defined benefit plan)
  • State of Wisconsin Deferred Compensation program

Selection Procedure

Screening for this position will be based on an evaluation of each applicant’s education, experience, and professional accomplishments. Send a meaningful cover letter (including e-mail address), and resume via email only to: directorsearch@mcfls.org. Your cover letter or resume should address the following:

  • Your experience with a multi-jurisdictional library automation system;
  • Your communication techniques employed in working with boards, library directors, vendors, and appointed and elected officials at the city/county/state level; and
  • Your experience in budgeting and developing budgetary formulas.

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, October 27, 2014.

Please include the names and contact information for three professional references with your resume.

More information, including a full job description, can be requested through an email to directorsearch@mcfls.org.

The Milwaukee County Federated Library System reserves the right to determine which candidates will be invited to participate in the selection process.

The position will remain open until a qualified candidate is found.

MCFLS is an equal opportunity employer. MCFLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.


Jefferson Public Library — Technology Services Coordinator

Wanted: Someone with wow! We want to be souped-up, not so-so. We want dark chocolate, not vanilla (apologies to vanilla). We want to “go outside” the library, not live inside. The possibilities are wide-open for you to accomplish your dreams in the tech universe.

Responsible for all areas of tech troubleshooting for patrons and staff, including wireless printing practice and hotspot implementation. Must know MS products, installing software and hardware, personal devices ranging from Android to Apple and in-between. Must be fluent in and/or able to quickly utilize databases such as Consumer Reports, Flipster, and apps such as Overdrive/Libby, etc.

Will manage library social media, including website, Facebook, Pintrest, Flickr, etc. Familiarity with Canva and Word Press a plus.

Additional responsibilities include copy cataloging and serving as a cataloging resource to staff, AV collection management, print material selections, participation in library system meetings and committees, continuing education opportunities, and reference services.

The ideal candidate:

· Enjoys helping people of all ages, engages well with others, and is outgoing.

· Is a team player who can fill multiple roles in a work day.

· Is comfortable with instruction/teaching, in groups or one-on-one.

· Is knowledgeable about the philosophy and techniques of library services.

· Has practical knowledge about library materials, resources and programs of interest to adults.

Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. Library experience desirable. This position is scheduled for 30 hours per week with day, evening and weekend hours required. Pay range is $19.19-$24.75 per hour (DOQ).

Pro-rated benefits include: paid time off, paid holidays, Wisconsin Retirement System, deferred compensation options, health insurance, dental/vision insurance, life insurance, AFLAC products and flexible spending account option.

Submit: Letter of application, current resume and three references to: Leann Schwandt Lehner, Director, Jefferson Public Library, 321 S. Main Street, Jefferson, WI 53549 or llehner@jeffersonwilibrary.org by October 31, 2017.