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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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.

Mario Kart Tournament

Drop by after school on Tuesday, September 13 and compete! Top racers will win iTunes gift cards. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited, and snacks will be provided.

Telephones and Internet Access Down

Due to a break in fiber optic lines for the City, Waukesha Public Library as well as City of Waukesha, Waukesha County, and many Waukesha school districts are without Internet access. This also means that the Library does not have telephone service. 

The library is still open and you can come in and browse our amazing collection of books, movies, and magazines. The online catalog is still running so you can access your account to search for material, renew items, and place items on hold. 

The City reports that the fiber optic lines won’t be repaired until late this evening. This means we should be fully operational for Wednesday August 17.

Thank you for your patience. 

Employment Opportunity: Information Services Manager (Full Time)

The Waukesha Public Library is seeking an experienced, creative, customer-focused leader to play a key role on its management team. With an emphasis on customer service, information services and collection development, the individual in this position:

  • Oversees the daily and long term operation and administration of the Information Services department.
  • Directs, schedules, trains and evaluates the work of the Information Services professional and support staff.
  • Supervises and participates in collection development for all adult and teen collections.
  • Manages the Library’s outreach service to local assisted living facilities, nursing homes and the private residences of homebound citizens.
  • Supervises and participates in the provision of reference service at the adult reference desk, including assisting patrons with all aspects of the Library’s services and technology.
  • Oversees the Library’s participation in the State and Federal Depository Programs.
  • Coordinates Library classes, programs and bibliographic instruction.
  • Supervises and participates in the planning and implementation of the Adult and Teen summer reading programs.
  • Manages the Library’s participation in the state and national interlibrary loan service.

Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science and at least 4 to 6 years of related work experience in library management or other related experience; 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; information resources available from other libraries, the library system and other sources in the community, county and state.
  • Ability to interpret statistical data, analyze information and evaluate programs; prepare clear and concise reports; and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Effective skills in oral and written communications; planning, organization and leadership.

The Waukesha Public Library is located in the City of Waukesha, Wisconsin, 20 miles west of Milwaukee. With a service population of over 92,000, the Library is a member of the Bridges Library System.

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Library Application Release Authorization

Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016 with a resume and letter of interest to:

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

Friends of Waukesha Public Library Culver’s Dining Fundraisers

Dining Fundraisers

Culver's Logo

Culver’s donates 10% of sales from a specific location (see below) to the Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

Please note the times of the event listed below.

Culver’s 2600 N Grandview Blvd

  • September 7, 2016 – Bonfire
  • December 7, 2016 – Turtle Dove
  • March 1, 2017 –  Andes Mint Avalanche
  • June 7, 2017 – Double Strawberry

Culver’s 840 W. Sunset Drive

  • October 5, 2016 –  Pumpkin Pecan
  • January 4, 2017 –  KitKat Swirl
  • April 5, 2017 – Really Reese’s

Culver’s 1650 E Main Street (enter by Woodman’s)

  • November 2, 2016 –  Snickers Swirl
  • February 1, 2017 –  Chocolate Covered Strawberry
  • May 3, 2017 –  Salted Double Carmel Pecan

Teen Tuesday: Junk Crafts

Stop by the Teen Zone on Tuesday, August 23 from 3:3o – 5:30 and create a succulent planter out of trash! Supplies and snacks will be provided. Teens going into 7-12 grade are invite to participate.