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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Pauline Haass Public Library (Sussex) — Children’s Library Associate

Do you enjoy working with children and serving the public? Are you cheerful, positive, and enthusiastic while also a focused, organized multi-tasker? Do you love the idea of presenting storytimes filled with books, songs, and movement? Are you seeking part-time work in a professional position? You may be the person we need! 

The Pauline Haass Public Library is seeking a part-time library associate to join our busy Children’s Services team. The person in this position will plan and implement programs that include storytime, school visits, community outreach, and the summer reading program. Another core duty of this position is designing, setting up, and maintaining literacy-based interactive play areas. Department-wide duties include selection of materials; creating displays; producing professional-looking publicity materials, booklists, and signage; readers’ assistance at the reference desk; and general department upkeep. 

The person in this position will prioritize helping our library users, so a positive, welcoming demeanor and ability to work well with children and their families at both their best and not-so-best moments is a must!  

The Children’s Library Associate works closely under the guidance and training of the Children’s Services Manager. This is a 20 hours per week position, and currently includes one evening per week and every fourth weekend. Starting wage is $16.50-$17.50/hour depending upon experience. Benefits include paid sick leave and paid vacation.  

Applicants who would like to be considered must have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree (preferably in education, child development, English, or library science) and work experience with children in a library, educational or recreational setting. The applicant should possess good communication and writing skills, computer skills, and a familiarity with books and libraries. Artistic and organizational skills are also beneficial. 

While applications will be accepted until the position is filled, preference will be given to applications received by April 21, 2021. 

For more information, and to apply, see our website: https://phplonline.org/jobs-at-phpl/

Waukesha Public Library — Technician II

Bring your tech expertise when you apply for this Technician II position within the Library’s Technology department. The Library is looking for a candidate who works well with all kinds of people and understands the transformative value of a library to its community. The Library’s Service Values guide our work and our commitment to serve everyone.

The Library offers an inclusive work environment and a competitive salary. The 2021 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.

In addition to the online application, please attach a résumé and cover letter addressed to Bruce Gay, Library Director.
Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The Library seeks a self-motivated, public-service oriented and supportive employee to work in the Library’s Technology Department who will:

  • perform complex technical tasks to ensure continued operation of all Library computer equipment, including PCs, notebooks, printers, scanners, copiers and other peripheral devices;
  • provide support, maintenance and replacement for all equipment;
  • install, configure and troubleshoot software applications;
  • provide assistance with technology setup and take down for meetings and programming for both internal library use and public events;
  • provide on-site and telephone based technical support for all workstations, terminals and peripheral devices;
  • provide training, support and general supervision on the appropriate use of computer equipment to all library users, as needed.
  • Schedule may include evening and weekend hours.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree and major coursework in computer operations, and at least 1–3 years of related experience, with some public library experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

  • Proficiency in the operation and repair of computer hardware and software, including peripheral devices and equipment as well as network operating and communications systems.
  • Knowledge of current security methods and procedures used to protect computer systems and data, along with regulations regarding the proper disposal of computers and other equipment.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload.
  • Ability to analyze problems, troubleshoot and implement solutions.
  • Ability to identify and recommend necessary policy and procedure changes to eliminate or reduce the risk of hardware, software and data loss.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public  

Delafield Public Library — Youth Services Intern

The Delafield Library is seeking an individual for the temporary position of Youth Services Intern. This non-credit part-time position (approximately 15 hours/week) will report directly to the Youth Services Librarian and will help with all preparations for the Youth Services Department. The approximate dates of the position will be from June 1 through September 3. The following is the required available schedule:

  • 9:30 am-4:30 pm Tuesdays
  • 12:30pm-4:30 pm Wednesdays
  • 12:30 pm-4:30 pm Thursdays

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Performs both circulation desk and children’s reference 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 the Youth Services Librarian with preparations and execution of Summer Reading Program, including:
  • Handing out summer reading registration packets
  • Putting together kits
  • Checking in/counting attendance at in-person summer events
  • Sanitizing craft supplies/tables in between in-person sessions
  • Make book displays based on weekly activity theme
  • Help cut out bulletin board decorations
  • Filling craft bags
  • Assists patrons with holds, renewals, account questions, locating materials, basic computer assistance and basic reference questions.
  • Provides reader’s advisory services to patrons
  • Adheres to and communicates Library policies and procedures

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Display superb customer service skills with patrons
  • Ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors
  • Considerable knowledge of modern Library science theory and practices
  • Ability to perform reference work using both print and digital resources
  • Demonstrates flexibility and teamwork
  • Willingness to continually learn and use new technology
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize tasks, respond to varied/changing work demands and make decisions as required
  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with Library patrons and staff
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and personal computers

Physical Demands of the Position:

Employee must be able to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, bend, twist and reach
  • Masks are required for both staff and the public
  • Have far vision at 20 feet or further; have near vision at 20 inches or less
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds or less
  • Handle processing, picking up and shelving books
  • Push and pull objects weighing 60 to 80 pounds on wheels
  • Travel to meetings outside of the Library; provide own transportation to said events

Education and Experience:

  • Some college and/or advanced coursework preferred
  • Emphasis placed on previous Library experience
  • 2 years+ of customer service experience required

Pay is $14.00/hour. If interested, please submit resume to Business Manager Cassidy Hammel chammel@delafieldlibrary.org before 5:00 pm on Wednesday May 5, 2021.


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, www.elmgrovelibrary.org

Please send complete application, resume and cover letter to: Sarah Muench, Elm Grove Public Library, 13600 Juneau Blvd., Elm Grove, WI 53122, or email to: muench@elmgrove.lib.wi.us.


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: https://www.palmyra.lib.wi.us/employment/