Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Join us for our annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Party! Boycott Valentine’s day with Wii U video games, crafts and snacks! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited. Snacks and supplies are provided.

Waukesha Community Blood Drive Friday, February 17

The Waukesha Public Library would like to announce the American Red Cross Waukesha Community Blood Drive. The drive will happen at the Library on Friday, February 17 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. You can make an appointment by calling 1.800.RED.CROSS or online at redcross.org. Full details are available in this attached flyer.

Drop in donations are welcome at any time!

Everyone who donates a pint of blood will receive a coupon for a free pint of Culver’s custard.

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Teen Coffee Mug Art & Hot Chocolate

Drop by the Teen Zone on Tuesday, January 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. to create your very own coffee mug! We will also be playing board games, drinking hot chocolate, and eating snacks! All supplies will be provided.

Full Time Employment Opportunity: Librarian I – Information Services/Technical Services

Librarian I – Information Services/Technical Services

Full-time, 40 hours per week

Waukesha Public Library is seeking a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual who is interested in adult reference, readers’ advisory services, collection development, cataloging and database maintenance.

The individual in this position:

  • Assists patrons of all ages in their use of the library at the first-floor Reference Desk.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference sources, websites, databases, computer programs, e-readers, and Library-owned equipment.
  • Researches and provides answers to general reference questions.
  • Assists patrons with locating and requesting materials through interlibrary loan.
  • Provides readers’ advisory services for patrons.
  • Produces copy and original cataloging for print, audio-visual and internet materials in the Library’s automated system and on OCLC.
  • Helps maintain and improve the CAFE shared database of library materials; verifies accuracy of information and updates as needed.
  • Assists the acquisitions staff in ensuring accurate and expeditious public access to materials.

The individual in this full-time position spends time each week in both Information Services and Technical Services. The number of hours in each department will vary depending on the workload in the respective departments. Regular schedule includes weekdays, evenings, and weekend hours.

Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

  • Knowledge of library and information science; library organization and administration methods and procedures as they apply to public library administration.
  • Knowledge of information resources available from other libraries, the library system and other sources in the community, county and state.
  • Knowledge in the use of general office equipment including computers and relevant software
  • Ability to interpret statistical data, analyze information and evaluate programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload.
  • Skills in oral and written communication, organization and attention to detail as well as analytical and problem solving.

Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 with letter of interest, resume, and application to:

Grant C. Lynch, Executive Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

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NEW Part-Time Employment Opportunity – Library Associate

Library Associate (Part-time)

Waukesha Public Library is seeking a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual who is interested in adult reference and readers’ advisory services. Schedule will include weekdays, evenings and weekend hours.

The person in this position:

  • Assists patrons of all ages in their use of the library at the first floor Reference Desk
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference sources, websites, databases, computer programs, ereaders, and Library-owned equipment
  • Researches and provides answers to general reference questions
  • Assists patrons with locating and requesting materials through interlibrary loan
  • Provides readers’ advisory services for patrons, middle school-aged through adults

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and major coursework in library sciences, education, or other related field and at least 2 years of library experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

  • Knowledge of public information and library principles, methods, materials and practices
  • Knowledge in the use of general office equipment including computers and relevant software
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the general public
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload

Apply by 4:30 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2016 with letter of interest, resume, and application  to:

Grant C. Lynch, Executive Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
glynch@waukesha.lib.wi.us

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Library Associate Full Job Description

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Part-Time Employment Opportunity – Library Associate

Library Associate (Part-time)

Waukesha Public Library is seeking a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual who is interested in adult reference and readers’ advisory services. Schedule will include weekdays, evenings and weekend hours.

The person in this position:

  • Assists patrons of all ages in their use of the library at the first floor Reference Desk
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference sources, websites, databases, computer programs, ereaders, and Library-owned equipment
  • Researches and provides answers to general reference questions
  • Assists patrons with locating and requesting materials through interlibrary loan
  • Provides readers’ advisory services for patrons, middle school-aged through adults

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and major coursework in library sciences, education, or other related field and at least 2 years of library experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills:

  • Knowledge of public information and library principles, methods, materials and practices
  • Knowledge in the use of general office equipment including computers and relevant software
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the general public
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, multitasking and prioritizing workload

Apply by 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016 with application to:

Grant C. Lynch, Executive Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186
glynch@waukesha.lib.wi.us

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Library Associate Full Job Description

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Part-Time Employment Opportunity – Page/Shelver

Waukesha Public Library has part-time positions available for Library Page/Shelvers. The Library is looking for energetic, reliable individual to shelve library materials. Other tasks may include: sorting and shelving magazines, checking in and straightening up newspapers, re-filing microfilm, emptying book returns, keeping the shelves in Dewey Decimal order, organizing books to be re-shelved, assisting with closing procedures, and check-in of materials as needed.

Schedule will include mornings, afternoons, evenings until 9:15 p.m., and weekends. Schedule flexibility is essential.

Please indicate on the application if you are interested in the 10 or 20 hour position. Apply by 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 with application to:

Grant C. Lynch, Executive Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186

More information including the application can be found on our employment page.

TAG Presents: The Mockingbird Poetry and Short Story

Join the Teen Advisory Group on Tuesday, October 25 in the Teen Zone for our annual poetry and short story slam! The theme this year is childhood, as we celebrate our Waukesha Reads book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Bring your own poem or short story, or one by another author to share. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited, and snacks will be provided.

Register to Vote at Waukesha Public Library

Register to VoteSpecial Registration Deputies will be available at the Waukesha Public Library, located at 321 W. Wisconsin Avenue to register voters during the following times:

*Tuesday, September 27th from 9am to 11am & from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
*Thursday, September 29th from 9am to 11am & from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
*Monday, October 3rd from 9am to 5:30pm
*Wednesday, October 5th from 9am to 11am
*Saturday, October 8th from 9am to 11am

You must bring proof of residency with you to complete the registration process. If you have questions, please contact the Clerk-Treasurer’s Department at (262) 524-3550.

Please click here to open the informational PDF.

Soap Carving for Teens

Drop by after school and learn how to carve little sculptures out of soap! Snacks and supplies will be provided, and teens in grades 7-12 are invited to participate.