Part-time Employment Opportunity – Library Assistant, Circulation and Technical Services

The Library is seeking a part-time 20-23 hours per week Library Assistant in the Circulation and Technical Services Departments. The individual in this position will generally spend time each week in both the Technical and Circulation Services departments. The number of hours worked in each department on a weekly basis will vary depending on the demands of the departments. Regular schedule includes weekdays and weekend hours.

For more information and to apply online please use the link below:

http://www.waukesha-wi.gov/314/Employment-Openings

Job Opportunity – Library Director

Waukesha Public Library seeks a Library Director who will embrace and champion our mission to provide – “a welcoming and dynamic environment where citizens of all ages can find the inspiration, ideas, and information to reach their full potential.” The Library Board hired Bradbury Miller Associates to lead the national search. You can find more information on our employment page.

Part-time Employment Opportunity – Library Assistant, Circulation Services

Library Assistant – Circulation Services

Part-time, 20-23 hours per week

Waukesha Public Library seeks a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide exemplary customer service to our library patrons. We are looking for a dedicated employee with a welcoming personality to work at our busy Circulation Desk, greeting patrons, registering new card holders, checking in and out library materials, answering phones, collecting fines, and maintaining circulation records.

The position requires graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus at least 2 years of library experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills: proficiency in the use office equipment, computers and software, including Polaris, Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of library methods and principles. Ability to understand and follow directions, work independently, with minimal supervision, multitask and prioritize workload. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public; excellent oral and written communication. A background in customer service is preferred.

Regular schedule includes weekdays, evenings, and weekend hours.

Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 with letter of interest and application to:

John Klima, Interim Library Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

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Full Time Employment Opportunity: Librarian I – Information Services

Librarian I – Information Services

Full-time, 40 hours per week

Waukesha Public Library seeks a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide adult reference, readers’ advisory services, and collection development to the community.

THE COMMUNITY: The City of Waukesha is a diverse community located 18 miles west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Home to Carroll University and UW-Wisconsin Waukesha, the City of Waukesha offers an award-winning library, a vibrant downtown art community, a beautiful parks system, and unique restaurants. In 2012, Money magazine ranked Waukesha one of the “100 Best Places to Live,” in the United States.

THE POSITION: We are looking for a dedicated professional with a welcoming personality to work at our busy Reference Desk, planning & conducting adult programs and instructive classes, assisting and instructing library patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference sources, websites, databases, computer programs, e-readers, and technology use.

JOB 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: professional public library experience in information sciences; knowledge of resources available from other libraries, the Library System, and throughout the state; understanding of public library policies; knowledge of trends in collection development; excellent oral and written communication; ability to analyze statistical data and evaluate programs, ability to work independently or as part of a dynamic team; ability to prioritize a varied workload.

Regular schedule includes weekdays, evenings, and weekend hours.

Applications and a detailed job description are available at the Reference Desk or on the Library website.

Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 with letter of interest, resume, and application to:

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

Part-Time Employment Opportunity – Library Page/Shelvers

LIBRARY PAGE/SHELVERS- CIRCULATION SERVICES

Part-time Positions Available: 10 hours per week and 20-23 hours per week

Energetic, reliable individual needed 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.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent or current enrollment in high school and 16 years of age; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills

  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system
  • Ability to follow instructions, multitask and prioritize workload
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the general public
  • Skills in organization and time management

Applications and a detailed job description are available at the Reference Desk or on the Library website. Please indicate on the application if you are interested in the 10 or 20-hour position. Apply by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 with application to:

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

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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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.

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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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