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.

Want to serve as a substitute? Current library staffs can sign up to substitute at other libraries in the library system.

Adult Services Manager — Pewaukee Public Library

The Pewaukee Public Library is seeking an outstanding professional dedicated to providing firstrate customer service. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated and friendly individual who has a solid background in computer maintenance and troubleshooting. As part of the library’s management team, the Adult Services Manager is responsible for providing high quality services to all patrons, manages the adult services department and is responsible for the maintenance of the Library’s technological infrastructure. This is a full-time supervisory position. The work schedule includes weekday and evening hours, plus a Saturday per month. Education and experience requirements include a Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited library school, two years of experience in adult services, demonstrated leadership ability and knowledge of computer networks, hardware and peripherals. The salary range is $49,919.60 – 67,391.46 depending on experience. An excellent benefits package is included.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and the Application for Employment to Nan Champe, Library Director at nchampe@pewaukee.lib.wi.us. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted until January 31st, 2022. The job description and application are available on the Pewaukee Public Library’s website
https://www.pewaukeelibrary.org/employment.

Adult Services Librarian — Dwight Foster Public Library (Fort Atkinson)

Due to an upcoming retirement, the Dwight Foster Public Library is seeking a self-starter, service-oriented and collaborative individual to join our dedicated and friendly team as our new Adult Service Librarian. The ideal candidate will supervise, plan, and coordinate all adult services, programming, and outreach to provide the most effective library services to our community. The anticipated start date is June 2022. For the full job description, please see: https://www.fortlibrary.org/job-opening/

Responsibilities include: 

  • Develop the adult library materials collections, select materials for purchase, and maintain these collections.  
  • Plan, organize, and conduct innovative adult library services and programs. 
  • Coordinate library marketing by promoting library services through several types of marketing and publicity. Visit local groups, organizations, and events to promote library services, materials, and programs. 
  • Supervise, organize, and provide outreach and home delivery for adults. 
  • Administer library website, social media accounts, and monthly library newsletter. 
  • Serve at circulation and reference desks averaging not more than half of scheduled weekly hours. 
  • Provide readers’ advisory, reference, and other patron assistance services. 
  • Provide instruction on use of equipment and print and online resources both within the library and at community events and outreach facilities. 
  • Advise the Library Director regarding policies and procedures in areas of responsibility. 
  • Supervise and train support staff as needed. Assist with hiring and employment decisions at request of library director. 

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required and Masters of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or working towards MLS is highly preferred.  
  • Experience in library services is preferred. Preference is also given to previous customer and/or public service experience. 
  • Applicants with Spanish language or ASL proficiency are preferred. 

Salary & BenefitsSalaried position.  The City of Fort Atkinson offers an excellent benefit package with paid holidays, health, vision, dental insurance, and a retirement plan. 

To Apply 

Please submit your cover letter and resume with the names of 3-5 references to Eric Robinson at erobinson@fortlibrary.orgThe deadline to apply is February 26, 2022. 

The Dwight Foster Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Cataloging Librarian — Town Hall Library (North Lake)

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Qualifications: Masters in Library Science or (MLIS Student with cataloging experience)
Start Date: February 21, 2022 (tentative)
Starting Wage: $18.00 per hour
Hours: 25 hrs. per week
Town Hall Library is in search of a part time Cataloging Librarian who is detail-oriented, and a focused and dedicated individual to aid in providing original as well as copy cataloging of items in a variety of
formats based on current standards. North Lake is a beautiful town in Wisconsin with many lakes and walking trails. The library is a very
important part of this community and people take a great pride in maintaining this as a cozy hometown library. This position will serve 25 hours per week with flexible schedule. Interested candidates may submit a resume, cover letter, filled application form and three professional references to the library director Kaushalya Iyengar at kiyengar@townhall.lib.wi.us by 4:00 p.m. on February 11, 2022. Job description is available on the library’s website at www.townhalllibrary.org.

Administrative Assistant/Library Clerk II — Pewaukee Public Library

The Pewaukee Public Library is seeking an organized, friendly, and flexible individual with a strong commitment to customer service and a background in administrative services for a part-time Administrative Assistant/Circulation Clerk II position.  This position provides services to patrons at the circulation desk, participates in some higher-level circulation functions and provide general office support services for the Library. 

This position averages 34 hours per week, with one evening each week and one Saturday each month.  The hourly rate is $15.06 – $17.69/hr depending on experience. Pro-rated benefits are provided.  

The job description and application are available on the Pewaukee Public Library’s website https://www.pewaukeelibrary.org/employment

Library Circulation Supervisor — Oconomowoc Public Library

General Overview

Excellent full-time library supervisory/customer service position available. Position works regular office hours Monday thru Friday, one evening per week, and a monthly weekend rotation (Library hours). $20.49 to $26.35 per hour (depending upon experience) with competitive benefits. To apply, submit online application and resume by 10 a.m. on February 2, 2022.

Responsible for supervising and coordinating circulation activities to provide outstanding library services to our community. Serve on library’s management team.

Job Description Summary

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Oversee and supervise the daily operations of circulation desk and stacks: Ensure clean and organized appearance of the circulation desk and library collections. Manage local operation of the library’s patron database, and maintain patron accounts. Manage local preparation and processing of intra-system materials delivery. Perform and oversee cash handling/daily reconciliation procedures. Supervise special projects in circulation.
  • Supervise circulation desk staff, pages, and circulation processing aide: Train direct reports and monitor performance. Provide annual performance evaluations to direct reports. Inform and train direct reports regarding updates in materials, procedures, and policies. Approve timekeeping/payroll of direct reports. Create schedule for direct reports and ensure coverage in case of staff absence. Coordinate monthly meetings of circulation staff and pages. Delegate tasks as necessary and appropriate. Lead staff to fulfill library’s mission.
  • Serve as primary staff member at circulation desk: Provide exemplary customer service in person, online, and by telephone. Assist patrons with their accounts, check in and out library materials, assess fines, resolve problems, provide guidance in the use of library facilities, assist with troubleshooting library equipment.
  • Ship, receive, and request items for out-of-system Interlibrary Loan. Communicate with Interlibrary Loan patrons and other libraries.
  • Oversee the timely processing of patron notices regarding bills and overdue fines.
  • Assist with care of Library’s Animal Ambassador.
  • Collaborate with colleagues daily and in staff meetings. Assist colleagues with idea development and execution, provide vision for library operations now and in the future.
  • Serve as library’s liaison to City Safety Committee. Ensure timely completion of safety inspections and safety meetings for all library departments.
  • Responsible for library operations and building during evening and/or weekend shifts.
  • Recommend policy or procedure changes to the library director. Assist with hiring and employment decisions at request of library director.
  • Keep up-to-date with and adhere to local and system-wide circulation rules and recommendations. Communicate system rules and recommendations to the appropriate staff.
  • Serve as library’s representative on the library system’s circulation committee.
  • Attend meetings, training sessions, and conferences related to circulation and general library operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Summary of Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge –
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of library collection classification techniques.
  • Working knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive library system.
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision.
Skill –
  • Skill and proficiency in the operation of listed tools and equipment; ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive library system; ability to analyze and utilize a variety of reports and records.
Abilities –
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to use good judgment to effectively solve problems.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead the work of others and effectively supervise staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, employees, supervisors, other agencies, and the public.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Work is performed mostly in office settings. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

 The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear.

 The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet.

Additional Information

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree or equivalent higher education or related vocational training preferred. High school diploma/GED required.
  • Experience: Library experience, supervisory, and customer experience preferred.
  • Any combination of relevant experience and/or education to be considered.

For additional information, questions, and/or accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 262-569-3225.

Makerspace Coordinator — Menomonee Falls Public Library

Are you the kind of person with the skills to 3D print an elephant, sew or crochet a cute little shirt to put on your elephant, and inspire others how to create things like this? If so, we have the job for you!

We’re looking for a crafty genius with mad technology skills to oversee our makerspace, The Forge.

As Makerspace Coordinator, you will organize, plan, and develop resources, programs, and activities in The Forge.  You will train people of all ages to use the various technology, gadgets, and crafting tools available in The Forge, as well as maintain all equipment and supplies. You will also work with Library staff and community organizations to develop a maker community in Menomonee Falls.

Learn more about the Forge here.

The Makerspace Coordinator is a 20 hour per week position. You will need to work a flexible schedule of days, evenings, and some Saturdays. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required, with a background in engineering, libraries, education, the arts, or information technology strongly preferred.

The hourly wage for this position begins at $17.00 per hour.

Find complete job description, requirements, and application information here.

The deadline for priority consideration is Monday, January 24th. Position is open until filled.

Programming & Makerspace Librarian — Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater)

SALARY: $15.96-$20.59 Hourly, Full-Time

 

 

 

CLOSING DATE: 1/24/22

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for providing programs and events for all ages, training staff and patrons in the use of Makerspace equipment and maintaining the Makerspace equipment and supplies.

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.

  • Gauges level of service based on community interest and need and provides relevant and meaningful services and programs to the residents of Whitewater and its surrounding service population.
  • Develops, plans, and implements programs with a focus on emerging technologies for children, teens, adults, and intergenerational audiences that could be presented in or outside the Library that are responsive to community needs while sparking interest, curiosity, and fun, inspiring patrons to embrace their interests and ignite their creativity.
  • Maintains and critically analyzes a host of ongoing programs while introducing new offerings. 
  • Acts as a mentor by connecting patrons and staff with information, tools, and resources to pursue their passions.
  • Serves as “person in charge” in the absence of the Library Director or Library Supervisor by assuming a leadership role to address emergency situations, safety issues, and patron feedback.
  • Seeks out and engages with community groups to promote the library and maker services.
  • Provides library tours and presentations on library services.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with outside organizations and community groups.
  • Works on the public service desks providing customer service, which can include electronic reference.
  • Oversees the Makerspace. Provides and schedules instruction and programming, coordinates efforts with other staff and departments. Maintains equipment and software for the Makerspace.
  • Works with the Library Director to oversee the Makerspace and Programming budgets for the Library.
  • Supports staff with purchasing and makes recommendations for service and equipment improvements in the Makerspace.
  • Assists and instructs patrons on library resources.
  • Assists patrons in the Makerspace with a variety of machinery, including 3D printers, paper cutting machines, analog-to-digital transfer equipment, sewing and embroidery machines, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all patron and staff interactions
  • Assists with the District-wide maker programming kits, providing training to staff from different locations and departments.
  • Demonstrates an interest in and ability to use and troubleshoot technology of all kinds while helping patrons in the makerspace and while on the public or circulation desk.
  • Serves as an effective team member by providing leadership support to the library through collaborative problem solving and decision making.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to change direction/priorities based on community need.
  • Provides input on policy and procedure as needed.
  • Maintains and cultivates contact with the general community, the school district, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, other area libraries, city employees, the state library associations and other professional organizations as warranted.
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned.

For the full job description and the application go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/whitewaterwi?

Circulation Supervisor — Mukwonago Community Library

Position Title: Circulation Supervisor 

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Pay rate: $17.17 – $24.03 

Benefits: This position comes with benefits pro-rated for the hours. Refer to the Village of Mukwonago Employee Handbook for more details. 

The Mukwonago Community Library (MCL) seeks a customer service-oriented manager to lead circulation services and commit to achieving MCL’s vision of an innovative and forward-thinking library. We are looking for an experienced manager to lead the work of a busy circulation department including supervising a team of six (6) staff members, directing circulation tasks, and managing the ILS database. We want an adaptable and resourceful individual with a passion for improving customer relations and interests in procedures, statistics, and quality control. The Circulation Supervisor needs to be a leader in the library, communicating and collaborating with the technical services team and other departments to provide a holistic approach to serving the community.  

The Circulation Supervisor reports directly to the Library Director. This is a 35-hour position with flexible scheduling that includes some evenings and weekends. This position comes with an excellent benefits package including: 

  • vacation, sick leave, and holiday benefits pro-rated based on the hours worked per week 

  • health insurance with the majority of premium paid by employer  

  • dental insurance, vision insurance, and life insurance offered 

  • eligible for Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)  

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Required:  

    • Associate’s Degree or equivalent higher education or vocational training specializing in liberal arts or related fields. Additional related work experience may substitute for the required education. 

    • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in customer service 

    • Minimum of two (2) years of management experience  

    • Valid driver’s license 

    • All applicants are subject to fingerprinting and a background check. Employment is contingent on passing those assessments. 

  • Preferred:  

    • Preference for experience with library circulation responsibilities 

    • Knowledge of Dewey Decimal system and other library organizational structures 

    • Experience using library technologies including Polaris ILS, Simply Reports, Microsoft Office 365, and WisCat InterLibrary Loan 

About the Mukwonago Community Library 

Completely renovated and expanded in 2010, the Mukwonago Community Library  (MCL) is a beautiful, state-of-the-art 28,000-square-foot facility, which stands as a testament to the support of citizens who value their community library. The MCL has evolved to include MetaSpace 511 (our makerspace), The Thingery (our library of things), an updated Young Adult area, a Seed Library, a Book Bike, and many other renovations and innovations that have greatly improved accessibility and overall library experience for our patrons. 

Serving over 23,000 area residents, the MCL is located in the Village of Mukwonago, a family-oriented community located 25 miles southwest of Milwaukee. The Library is a member of the Bridges Library System which includes the 24 libraries located in Jefferson and Waukesha Counties. The MCL has an annual budget of over $1,000,000 and circulates over 300,000 items 

How to Apply 

Email a cover letter, resume, and an employment application to Library Director Abby Armour at aarmour@mukwonagolibrary.org by January 26, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Employment applications and the full job description can be picked up at the library or found on our website (www.mukwonagolibrary.org). Questions about the position are welcomed and may also be emailed to the Library Director. 

Library Technician — Brookfield Public Library (part-time)

The Library Technician performs para-professional library service, including: circulation services; technical services; interlibrary loan services; adult and children’s services; library support services; public, clerical and collection maintenance services. Please apply by 1/30/2022 11:59 PM CT on the City of Brookfield’s website.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs and is responsible for circulation and procedures and activities including:   check-in; check-out; collection security; library card, Internet and voter registration; holds; fines/fees; lost and paid materials; donations; and issuing study/computer/A-V room keys.  
  • Reviews and maintains patron registration files and Internet permission and release forms.  
  • Prepares and mails overdue mailers.  Conducts overdue phone calls and maintains overdue paperwork.  
  • Responsible for operating and balancing money from the cash register, copiers, change machine, public Internet printer coin-op and safe.  
  • Assists in the operation and maintenance of library equipment.  Performs word processing, typing and filing. 
  • Assists with solving and directing patron concerns and questions both in-person and by phone.  
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with the public, employees, and officials in a courteous and professional manners.  
  • Performs automated interlibrary loan and in-transit activities and compiles reports and statistics.   
  • Assists with the retrieval of overdue inter-library loan materials.  Interacts with staff at other libraries, participating in the interlibrary loan process.  
  • Reviews and maintains patron registration files and Internet permission and release forms.  
  • Shelves materials in a timely and accurate manner.  Conducts searches for library materials.  
  • Ensures materials on shelves are straightened and materials on tables are returned to the sorting room.  
  • Prepares, repairs and reconditions library materials. Receives, removes and returns library materials.  
  • Responsible for routine cataloging, data entry, automated file and record maintenance.  
  • Compiles lists and statistics as required. Performs acquisition, on-line catalog and collection maintenance work.  
  • Performs word processing, filing and bibliographical checking.  Utilizes online bibliographic resources.  
  • Organizes, files and maintains serial subscriptions and periodical collection.  Assists in receiving, returning and filing invoices.
  • Performs a variety of work in reference, patron assistance and information referral.  
  • Plans, assists and performs in programs.  
  • Assists patrons with electronic resources and library materials and instructs patrons in the use of computer systems.  
  • Directs library users to standard references.  
  • Performs internet searches as instructed and directed according to library and city policies.  
  • Assists with displays to promote library services to the public.  
  • Assists in training and reports on progress of new technicians.  
  • Keeps departmental managers and supervisors informed of current service needs, interests, policy and procedure requirements of the department.   
  • Provides feedback for library goals and long-range planning presented by the library.  
  • Implements and follows through on all policies and procedures related to safety in accordance with regulations.  
  • Make recommendations in procedures for a more efficient operation.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Typical Qualifications

THE REQUIREMENTS:
1.  High school diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent.
2.  A minimum of two (2) years of successful library or relevant experience is desirable. 
3.  Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends.
4. Must be able to perform physical activities such as climbing (ascending or descending steps, stairs or short stepladders), stooping, kneeling, crouching, standing, walking, lifting (up to 50 pounds), fingering, grasping, reaching, bending/twisting, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, and repetitive motions.
Equivalent combinations of training and experience will be considered.

Supplemental Information

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: training and experience evaluation; written, oral or performance tests; or other assessment methods.  The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations.  Oral examinations may include written exercises.  

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 www.townhallLibrary.org. Please send your letter of interest and application to Library Director Kaushalya Iyengar at kiyengar@townhall.lib.wi.us.

Library Director — Butler Public Library

Butler Public Library is seeking a new part-time Director, for 25 hours per week. This position comes with an experienced staff of five, a supportive Board, and patrons who treat the library as a Village treasure. Our active Friends group provides ongoing support for special programming and community outreach.

Our community-centered library serves a village of 1800+. We focus on service to our patrons and strive to create a welcoming experience for readers of all ages. The Village of Butler is conveniently located in northeast Waukesha County, Wisconsin. It is easily accessible via Interstate Hwy. 41. We combine small town living with easy access to major metropolitan resources in Milwaukee, just 20 minutes away.

The successful candidate will view libraries as future-focused organizations that serve their patrons. Our Director will be expected to manage the variety and complexity of tasks involved in leading a small library, including maintaining terrific community relations and outreach initiatives, while also being involved in the general day-to-day tasks of general library operations. Working hours and days can be flexible.

A background in Library Science and/or management experience is a plus, but not required if the best candidate agrees to complete coursework to attain Director Certification after hire. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals at any stage of their careers. Your application plus a resume can be submitted immediately. Direct any questions to BoardPresident@Butler.Lib.Wi.us. View the Position Description here. Access the online Application here. Or, access the paper Application form here and submit both application and resume to BoardPresident@Butler.Lib.WI.us.

Library Page — Elm Grove Public Library

The Elm Grove Public Library is seeking a part-time, year-round Library Page.  The position averages 7 – 10 hours per week, and may include both day and evening hours.  The position is also included in the Saturday rotation.

Duties include customer service, check-in and check-out of materials, registering patrons, handling fines and fees, answering the phone, processing new items, shelving books and other duties as assigned.  

Minimum qualifications

  • Sixteen years of age or older
  • General knowledge and use of public library
  • Ability to interact courteously with the public
  • Computer and keyboard experience

Cash register experience a plus.

Starting pay is $8.00 per hour

Pick up an application at the Elm Grove Public Library or find it here: https://elmgrovewi.org/637/Employment-Opportunities

Return the completed form, including three references, to:

Sarah Muench, Director
Elm Grove Public Library
13600 Juneau Boulevard
Elm Grove, WI 53122

You may also email the application to: muench@elmgrove.lib.wi.us

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
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