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Library Associate, Youth Services - Winona (Minnesota) Public Library

https://www.cityofwinona.com/2019/02/library-associate/


Library Director - Osceola Public Library

Can you feel it?

That’s a gentle tug coming from a charming community nestled in the scenic St. Croix River Valley in western Wisconsin.  

Osceola is a small town with a large vision.  An impressive 175 years old this year, the town savors its rich history at the same time that it strides ahead with spirit.  Less than an hour’s drive to the St. Paul-Minneapolis metro area in Minnesota, Osceola residents can readily enjoy big city offerings and then come “home” to their pristine and personal community.   

You, too, can be part of this experience when you join our forward-thinking team as our Library Director.  

The brand new Discovery Center features a library designed for 21st century needs, with dedicated and versatile spaces and resources for youth, teens, seniors and business professionals to gather, learn and interact.  We are seeking an energetic, creative and personable leader for this unique facility.  This individual must be an effective director of operations, with equally effective people skills, who will collaborate with stakeholders and organizations to discern and direct our library of the future.

General Information:

Under the administrative direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director will coordinate and oversee usage, staffing, and resources of all public spaces in the facility to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness.  The Director will have oversight of all library operations and management including planning, budgeting, directing and coordinating services, programming, collections and other resources.  In cooperation with the Village of Osceola, the Director will oversee the maintenance and safety of the Discovery Center building and grounds. 

Employment Classification:  Full time, flexible hours, salaried, exempt position

Salary:  determined based on candidates qualifications

Closing Date:  February 28, 2019

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Management and Administration of the Library

  • Serve as the executive officer of the library and technical advisor to the board.
  • Plan, direct and implement the policies and goals as established by and with the library board to assure the efficiency and effectiveness of all library operations. 
  • Direct the preparation, presentation and administration of the annual budget.
  • Recruit, hire, supervise, evaluate and discipline library staff in conformity with library policy.
  • Manage staff payroll and scheduling.
  • Manage library funds and expenditures and prepare monthly financial reports for board review and approval.
  • Prepare agenda and necessary reports for library board meetings, notify board and public of scheduled meetings.
  • Develop and implement short and long term strategic plans.

Facility Management and Administration

  • Prepare, oversee and regularly review a usage protocol for the public spaces within the Discovery Center including reservations, fees (if appropriate) and requirements of users.
  • Oversee a formal Review Board to prepare and monitor guidelines for displaying art, printed materials or other messaging on walls, counters, monitors or other areas within the public portion of the Discovery Center. 
  • Work with the Village to ensure a safe, secure and well-maintained environment for patrons, staff and visitors.  Review and make improvements as needed.
  • Together with the Village, oversee the maintenance of the facility and grounds.

Programming, Service and Community Advocacy

  • Oversee service programs and accessibility, connecting objectives to community needs.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with civic and community groups, government agencies and the general public.
  • Serve as an ex officio member of the Mill Pond Learning Foundation Board assisting with strategic planning and project development  extending beyond the library.
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for the library and the community at large by making presentations, attending meetings, and acting as liaison to organizations, boards and committees as appropriate. 
  • Explore and identify new funding sources; prepare and submit grant applications as appropriate.

Collections and Resource Management

  • Oversee selection, organization and collection development with consideration for community needs.
  • Ensure an accurate, confidential, and up-to-date database of user registration and activities.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands of the Position

  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds, including bending, twisting and reaching.
  • Capable of sitting, standing, walking and able to work in confined spaces.
  • Speech, hearing and far/near vision qualities are essential. 
  • Ability to assist patrons with building evacuation in the event of an emergency.
  • Must present a professional appearance.  Business casual is the minimum dress standard.

Education, Knowledge and Skills

Master of Library and Information Science degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association, or progress toward such degree, is required.  Three or more years experience in public library management, procedures, principles and planning is preferred.

Applicants must exhibit the ability and desire to be on the forefront of new technology, showing a willingness and aptitude to work and communicate with IT personnel and adapt to technology innovations and needs.   

Strong written and verbal skills are required.  Candidates must be able to effectively and personably communicate with patrons, staff and the public at large.   Our Director will be an energetic self-starter who is flexible and adaptable, with an ability to assess and make sound decisions involving the facility, its patrons and the community.

Licenses:  Must qualify for Grade 2 Wisconsin Library Certification.

Send resumes to kaitlynclair@gmail.com 


Early Literacy Outreach Librarian - L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire)

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic Early Literacy Outreach Librarian. This new position will focus on supporting early literacy needs in the library and in the community for children birth to eight. We are looking for a self-starter with a vision for creatively engaging young children, families, and caregivers in traditional and non-traditional settings. As the early literacy expert for the library, you will be able to use your enthusiasm and expertise to expand what we can offer as a community by developing new and existing partnerships with other family-focused organizations. If you want to be part of a creative, energetic, and fun Youth Services team, this is the opportunity for you!

This is a full-time position. The 2019 hiring salary starts at $23.79 per hour, with excellent benefits, including health insurance, and support for professional activities. 

A job description and application details may be found at http://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/about-us/employment/. All requested materials must be received by 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2019.


Community Resources Specialist - L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire)

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is seeking an outgoing, collaborative, and experienced social worker to join our team to serve as the library's Community Resources Specialist. This new position requires creative problem-solving skills to help improve life circumstances for library customers experiencing homelessness, and the ability to operate out of a mental health and trauma-informed lens. Duties include connecting library visitors with community homelessness service providers; building trust with library clientele; educating library staff on homelessness, mental health and addictions; and partnering with community leaders on a system wide collaborative approach to homelessness.

This is a full-time position. The 2019 hiring salary starts at $23.79 per hour, with excellent benefits, including health insurance, and support for professional activities. 

A job description and application details may be found at http://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/about-us/employment/. All requested materials must be received by 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2019.


Director - Elmwood Public Library

Elmwood is looking for a well-organized individual to direct the operations of its library. Elmwood is a village of 800, located 18 miles south west of Menomonie and 40 miles west of Eau Claire.

The Director is responsible for the overall management of the library and operates under a seven member library board. Duties include building and maintaining the collection, managing the library finances, and developing programs which promote the library and encourage its’ use. The position is for up to 24 hours per week.

Candidates must qualify for a Wisconsin Grade III certification OR have the necessary credentials to obtain a temporary Wisconsin Grade III certification. A minimum of two years library experience is preferred. The ideal individual demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills; is familiar with technology; and is able to work cooperatively with the public, the library board and village employees.

Starting wage is between $14 to $16 per hour depending on education and experience. Benefits include retirement through the WRS, paid holidays, and PTO.  $500 a year stipend towards credits for a Wisconsin Grade III certification.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Jolee Glampe at director@elmwoodlibrary.org.  Position will remain open until filled.


Reference Services Manager - L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire)

Are you an awesome communicator? Are you also creative, confident, dedicated, and passionate about the ever-changing information needs of the community you serve? Do you have a knack for making the most of the strengths and talents of others? If so, then join us at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire to head the dedicated Reference and Makerspace Services divisions. 

We are seeking an experienced community collaborator and team player to be our next Reference Manager. As a member of the Management Team, and guided by the library's strategic plan, this position is responsible for the supervision and leadership of Reference, Dabble Box Makerspace, and Home Delivery Services. Duties also include collection development, staff and project management, and the implementation of new innovations. 

This is a full-time position. The 2019 hiring salary starts at $31.91 per hour, with excellent benefits, including health insurance, and support for professional activities. 

A job description and application details may be found at http://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/about-us/employment/. All requested materials must be received by 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019. AA/EEO employer.


Academic Librarian - University of Wisconsin-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout is recruiting for a temporary (one year), full time academic librarian.

Reporting to the Director of the University Library, this position has responsibility for providing instruction and reference/research help services in conjunction with library professional staff. This position maintains and develops library e-guides in the library’s web portal, and in addition will work on selected projects during the hiring period. The position also collaborates with campus instructional design and other instructional support teams in delivering academic support services. Candidates who demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, innovative approaches to library services, and a collaborative mindset are encouraged to apply.

Minimal Requirements :

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science, or substantial coursework toward achieving master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, organize and teach instruction sessions required.
  • Training or experience providing reference services, preferably in an academic environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Excellent collaboration skills and aptitude for working in teams required.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and other productivity tools

Desired Skills

  • Training or experience in writing or editing instructional materials is desirable.
  • Training or experience in video editing software is desirable.

For more information and to apply: Instructional Librarian (One year emergency hire)

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact: Scott Vrieze, Director University Library, at vriezes@uwstout.edu


Library Assistant II: IT Support Technician (part time) - Hudson Area Public Library

The Hudson Area Public Library, located in Hudson, WI, has a part-time position (15 hours/ week) available for a Library Assistant II: IT Support Technician. This is a unique position that requires a combination of computer technology skills for performing routine computer hardware and software maintenance, and creativity for developing a variety of programming that introduces library patrons to new, emerging, and creative technology. 

General Duties: 

  • · perform basic computer hardware and software maintenance; 
  • · troubleshoot technology related issues; 
  • · develop and implement computer training sessions for the public; 
  • · ensure all library technology equipment is maintained and up-to-date for use; 
  • · work with the Library Director to implement the Library’s Technology Plan and 5-year replacement schedule, and; 
  • · work closely with regional IT staff, as well as technology vendors. 

Other Duties: 

The Hudson Area Public Library has dedicated creative makerspace equipment, including a 3-D printer, photography equipment, a Cricut machine, and computers (and iPads) with specialized software for patron use. The equipment is located in the iLab at the library. The successful individual will: 

  • · Create interesting programs that introduce the community to new technologies; 
  • · Provide one-on-one training opportunities, as needed; 
  • · Print 3-D requests, as needed; 
  • · Develop hands-on programs using the iLab equipment, coding workshops, and other unique programs. 

Anticipated schedule, subject to change: 

Weeks 1-3
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday  4:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Week 4
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (during school year) 
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

This is the basic schedule, although flexibility is required. There may be schedule changes based on library needs, especially due to programming. 

If interested in this position, please submit a completed City of Hudson application; your resume and cover letter, and supplementary questionnaire to: tnorris@ci.hudson.wi.us Applications will be reviewed as received and interview will be ongoing. Application acceptance may close at any time. 

Supplemental Questions: 

  1. 1.)  Please describe your experience performing basic computer hardware and software maintenance. 
  2. 2.)  Please describe your experience providing customer and staff assistance with technology problems. 
  3. 3.)  Please describe a unique technology program that you might implement, if you are hired for the position. 
  4. 4.)  Please describe any experience you might have working with WordPress websites. 
  5. 5.)  Please describe your customer service philosophy. 

Library Assistant I (part-time, non-benefited position) - Hudson Area Public Library

The Hudson Area Public Library, located in Hudson, WI, has a part-time position (15 hours/ week) available for a Library Assistant I. This is a customer service position that requires excellent communication skills, a heart for service, adaptability, and professionalism. 

General Duties: 

  • Basic circulation desk tasks including assisting patrons with registration, materials requests, check-in and check-out procedures, collecting fees and cash handling, and providing world class customer service; 
  • Covers adult and youth services desks, as needed; 
  • Provides basic computer assistance at the public computers; 
  • Performs daily opening and closing tasks; 
  • Answer phone and directs calls, as needed; 
  • Promotes library services and programs, and; 
  • Maintains patron confidentiality, at all times. 

Other Duties: As required. 

Anticipated schedule, subject to change: 

Weeks 1 and 3 
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Weeks 2 and 4 
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Weeks 1 and 3 
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This is the basic schedule, although flexibility is required. There may be schedule changes based on library needs, especially due to programming. 

If interested in this position, please submit a completed City of Hudson application; your resume and cover letter, and supplementary questionnaire to: tnorris@ci.hudson.wi.us Applications will be reviewed as received and interview will be ongoing. Application acceptance may close at any time. 

Supplemental Questions: 

  1. Please identify key components of excellent customer service. Describe your experience providing excellent customer service. 
  2. Describe your process for learning new technology and computer programs. 
  3. Why do you want to work for the Hudson Area Public Library and what interests you about this position? 
  4. How do you actively participate and contribute to a positive, productive, and collaborative work team? Provide an example of your experiences to support your answer. 
  5. When would you be available to start, if hired? 

Library Assistant I Administrative/Communications Assistant (part-time, non-benefited) -Hudson Area Public Library

The Hudson Area Public Library, located in Hudson, WI, has a part-time position (16 hours/ week) available for a Library Assistant I. This is a position that requires excellent communication skills, a heart for service, adaptability, and professionalism. 

General Duties: 

  • Prepares and emails / mails library board and committee meeting packets to Library Board of Trustees, in a timely manner; 
  • Prepares open meeting notices and agendas, as directed by Library Director. 
  • Provides administrative and clerical support to director, as well as communications and marketing support; 
  • Maintains and updates Library website with Board documents, meeting information, minutes and agendas; 
  • Answers and directs phone calls, as appropriate; 
  • Assist Communications and Marketing Assistant with creating promotional materials; creates displays to promote programs; and ensures all promotional materials are printed and distributed throughout Library, as needed; 
  • Assists with coordination of meeting room spaces; 
  • Maintains monthly programming, meeting room, social media, and other statistics, and; 
  • Maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information at all times. 

Other Duties: As required.

Anticipated schedule, subject to change: 
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This is the basic schedule, although flexibility is required. There may be schedule changes based on library needs, especially due to programming. 

If interested in this position, please submit a completed City of Hudson application; your resume and cover letter, and supplementary questionnaire to: tnorris@ci.hudson.wi.us Applications will be reviewed as received and interview will be ongoing. Application acceptance may close at any time. 

Supplemental Questions: 

1.)  Please describe your experience managing multiple priorities and how you effectively meet deadlines. Provide an example to support your answer. 

2.)  Why do you want to work for the Hudson Area Public Library and what interests you about this position? 

3.)  How do you actively participate and contribute to a positive, productive, and collaborative work team? Provide an example of your experiences to support your answer. 

4.)  Are you proficient in Microsoft Office? What other software are you proficient in, for example Adobe Photoshop; In-Design; etc. 

5.)  Do you have experience working with the backend of a website? Do you have experience with WordPress websites? If so, please provide a description of you experience. 

6.)  When would you be available to start, if hired? 


Library Assistant I - Patron Services - Hudson Area Library

The Library is accepting applications for a Library Assistant I to provide high quality customer service at the circulation desk.  The anticipated schedule for this position will be: Week 1 & 3: Tuesday  & Wednesday evenings (3:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.) and Week 2 & 4: Tuesday & Wednesday evenings (3:15-8:15 p.m.) and Saturday (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).

To apply, please submit a completed City of Hudson application, cover letter, and resume to: tnorris@ci.hudson.wi.us

Hudson Area Public Library: Library  Assistant I


Library Assistant II - Adult & Youth Services - Hudson Area Library

The Library is accepting applications for a 15 hour per week Library Assistant II to work in our Adult & Youth Services department.  This position provides high quality customer service at our adult and / or youth service desk; collaborates with other team members to develop, implement, evaluate, and promote programming for adults, teens, and children; and, provides reference and / or readers’ advisory services.

To apply, please submit a completed City of Hudson application, cover letter, and resume to: tnorris@ci.hudson.wi.us

Please do not call the library to check on the status of your application.

Hudson Area Public Library Library Assistant II Adult-Youth Services