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

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Employment Opportunity – Part Time Children’s Services

The deadline for this job opportunity has passed.

Waukesha Public Library is seeking a dynamic and creative team member who enjoys working with children and the adults who serve and care for them. The ideal candidate for this position must be dedicated to outstanding customer service, enjoy sharing the love of children’s literature with others and be comfortable using computers and other technology. Responsibilities include program planning and implementation, community outreach, readers’ advisory, reference services and assisting with collection development.

This is an opportunity to work in a beautiful, vibrant children’s space and to be part of an energetic and innovative team. This position requires graduation from a four-year college or university and at least two years of relevant experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working with children, knowledge of children’s literature and child development, an interest in emerging technologies, and Spanish language proficiency.