Library Employment Opportunities


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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Pewaukee Public Library — Administrative Assistant (Part-time)

The Pewaukee Public Library seeks an organized, friendly and technically savvy individual to provide administrative and clerical support to the Library Director and administrative staff. This position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the library which includes ordering of supplies, preparing library invoices for payment, maintaining library files, and scheduling the use of public meeting rooms. This position is 20 hours per week. The salary range is $15.06 to $17.69/hr based on qualifications and experience.

Please see our website www.pewaukeelibrary.org/employment for the complete job description and the Application for Employment at the Pewaukee Public Library. To apply, submit the Application for Employment at the Pewaukee Public Library to Nan Champe, Library Director, at nchampe@pewaukee.lib.wi.us.

First consideration will be given to those who apply by August 7, 2020.


Powers Memorial Library (Palmyra) — Children’s Services Assistant/Library Aide (Part-time)

The Powers Memorial Library is seeking a creative, customer-service focused, team player for the position of Children’s Services Assistant/Library Aide. The ideal candidate will enjoy storytelling and crafts, knowledgeable of children’s literature, have a genuine ability to relate to kids and their parents, enjoy working in a changing environment, and have strong computer and social media skills.

Nature of Work:
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Services Assistant / Library Aide performs a variety of task to support the activities and operations of the library. The Children’s Services Assistant / Library Aide is responsible for maintaining collections of various reading, viewing, and listening materials, providing excellent customer service and performing library clerical duties. The Children’s Services Assistant / Library Aide shall perform accurate and friendly service at all times to patrons, as well as assisting in the opening and closing duties of the library. The Children’s Services Assistant / Library Aide will also be required to assist in the development, implementation and conducting children’s programs, displays and craft times.

Responsibilities:
1. Prepares crafts, bulletin boards, and displays
2. Assists with the Summer Reading program and story hour
3. Assists in opening and closing procedures of the library.
4. Is able to perform all duties and responsibilities of a library clerk
5. Able to perform routine daily functions and coverage of the circulation desk and performing clerical work
6. Possesses a working knowledge of all aspects of the library’s automated system
7. Maintain a positive and welcoming demeanor in all situations
8. Assists Library Director with promotion and advertisement of library services and programs
9. Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:
1. Ability to work in a team environment, as well as take the initiative and have the motivation to work on individual projects
2. Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines
3. Positive and friendly demeanor
4. Accuracy in clerical skills
5. Basic knowledge of computer operations and the ability to learn and operate library automated systems
6. Ability to shelve, sort, shelf-read, accurately check-in and check-out library materials
7. Able to promote the mission and purpose of the Powers Memorial Library
8. Assist in the advertisement and conducting of monthly programs

Application Procedure:
All applicants must complete an employment application. Applications will be available in the library or from the library website at https://www.palmyra.lib.wi.us. Please mail the application to the Powers Memorial Library, PO Box O, Palmyra, WI 53156. For more information or questions, please contact Library Director, Traci Plotz, at 262-495-4605 or at tplotz@palmyra.lib.wi.us.


Pewaukee Public Library — Part-time Adult Services Librarian

Due to a retirement, the Pewaukee Public Library seeks an outstanding professional with dedication to providing first-rate customer service. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, friendly, technically savvy, and public-service-oriented individual who will provide adult reference, readers’ advisory services, plan programs, market services, and develop collections. This position is 24 hours per week which may include weekday and evening hours, plus a Saturday per month.

Job requirements include an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science. Students within 9 months of graduation will be considered. Public library experience is desired. The hourly pay range is $20.15 to $23.68 and benefits include participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System and paid vacation.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and application to Nan Champe, Library Director, at nchampe@pewaukee.lib.wi.us. Please see our website www.pewaukeelibrary.org/employment for the complete job description and an application form.

First consideration will be given to those who apply by August 7, 2020.


Pauline Haass Public Library (Sussex) — Library Clerk (part-time)

The Pauline Haass Public Library in Sussex is seeking the right individual to serve our community through work directly with customers at the Circulation Desk. The successful candidate will truly enjoy providing excellent customer service; show strong attention to detail; possess a strong work ethic; be a team player; and seek always to improve his or her value to the library and the library’s value to the community.

Circulation work primarily involves greeting and assisting customers; checking out and checking in materials; answering and routing telephone calls for all departments; working with customers to collect late fees and damages; and assuring that materials are returned to the shelves in a timely manner. This work requires a great deal of standing time.

The Library Clerk position averages 15 hours/week. Schedule includes daytime, evening and weekend hours. Flexibility is needed to cover for coworkers’ vacations or illness. Starting wage is $14.00/hour. First consideration will be given to applications submitted by Monday, August 10.

To learn more and to apply, please visit https://phplonline.org/jobs-at-phpl/.


Town Hall Library (North Lake) — Young Adult Librarian

Education/Abilities Required for Consideration:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-Accredited institution, or comparable education/experience.
  • Previous library work/customer service background desired.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library service to children/young adults and the ability to develop and implement services to children/young adults preferred.

Key Duties Include:

  • Provides engaging activities and programs designed to help young people develop their creativity, interests and talents, promoting the habit of reading and library use, love of books and lifelong learning.
  • Promotes use of tech-based offerings, designing and implementing DIY and Make-based experiences for Young Adults.
  • Selects materials for acquisition and withdrawal from print and non-print collections, as well as supervising the organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal and disposal of materials per library policy.
  • Promotes and publicizes the services, programs and resources of the Youth Services Area with an emphasis on Young Adult offerings.
  • Works with schools and community agencies serving Young Adults in conjunction with Town Hall Library’s Youth Services’ Coordinator.
  • Maintains working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends and technology in the library profession through various professional development opportunities.
  • Provides material search assistance and reader’s advisory assistance to patrons of all ages.

Starting wage for this position is $13.50 per hour. Please send letter of application with resume and contact information for three references to:

Cheryl Schoenhaar, Library Director
Town Hall Library
PO Box 158
North Lake, WI 53064

Direct questions to schoenhaar@townhall.lib.wi.us, or call 262-966-2933. Applications need to be received by 4pm Friday, August 14, 2020 in order to be considered for this position.


Alice Baker Library (Eagle) — Two Library Assistant- Floaters (part-time)

The Alice Baker Library is seeking 2 detail-oriented, customer-focused, team players for two Part-time Library Assistant – Floater positions.

Only applicants available for year-round employment will be considered. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Anticipated start date: Monday, August 10, 2020. All applicants may be considered for open positions in the next 6 months.

Schedule: up to 15 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends. Must be available to work on short notice. Will not always work the same hours or number of hours each week.

Probation Period: There will be a 6 month probation period.

Starting Wage: $9.50 per hour, no benefits. Eligible for $10 per hour after 6 months.

Supervisor: Library Director

Duties/Examples of Work:

  • Promotes library collections and services.
  • Shelves materials and shelf reads
  • Operates and uses modern office equipment and a computer.
  • Knows how to do the pick list, prepare items for transit, cleans surfaces and other high-touch areas in the library, cleans and disinfects library materials as required
  • Helps with curbside delivery of library materials
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications:
Minimum requirement of a high school diploma or equivalent before date of hire plus a minimum of three months of customer service or office experience (library experience desirable, but is not required); or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job. Computer proficiency and a comfort with technology are required. Organization, communication and excellent customer service skills are required. All applicants are subject to a background check and employment is contingent on passing.

Application Procedure:
All applicants must submit a completed Alice Baker Memorial Public Library Employment Application 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.  Please mail the application to the Alice Baker Library, P.O. Box 520, Eagle, WI 53119 or fax to 262-594-5126 or drop it off at the Alice Baker Library, 820 E. Main Street, Eagle, WI 53119. For more information or questions, please contact Library Director, Alli Chase, at 262-594-2800 or at chase@eagle.lib.wi.us.


North Shore Public Library — Library Director

The North Shore Library Board is seeking a tech-savvy, community oriented, innovative, and enthusiastic Library Director to lead our dynamic team.  The Library services approximately 25,000 residents from the Communities of Bayside, Fox Point, Glendale and River Hills and is a member of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.

The North Shore Library is planning a remodeling project.  The successful candidate will provide a vision for the future of library services in this new space and embrace fundraising and working with Community and Library Stakeholders, Architects, Designers and Contractors to complete this project.

We are looking for a leader with an approachable, confident and respectful style. This individual should be a visionary with an awareness of both traditional and emerging trends in how libraries serve their communities.

For more information about the position and how to apply:  http://www.mcfls.org/northshorelibrary/employment.html


W.J. Niederkorn Library– Head of Children’s Services

The W. J. Niederkorn Library seeks an innovative Head of Children’s Services committed to nourishing community relationships, implementing change responsive to evolving patron needs, and leading staff with a compassionate can-do attitude. This librarian is key in serving Port Washington youth by connecting the Library with teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators and by continuing impactful partnerships, which are crucial to planting the seeds for lifelong learning. As the departmental leader, this librarian exercises independent judgment to guide interpretation of library policy and trains staff in library procedures and research techniques. An awareness of trends, an embrace of technology, and an ability to engage young audiences are essential to this librarian’s success.

Requirements: MLS from accredited school and 1-3 year(s) experience working directly with children

Port Washington is a growing community on the shores of Lake Michigan, 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. We are surrounded by state and county parks and bike trails with easy access to a major highway.

Please submit your resume and completed job application to Tom J. Carson, Library Director, W. J. Niederkorn Library, 316 W Grand Ave. Port Washington, WI, 53074, tcarson@monarchlibraries.org. Accepting applications until position is filled.