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Library Director - Elmwood Public Library

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 jolee.glampe@gmail.com.  Position will remain open until filled.


Library Director - Friday Memorial Library (New Richmond)

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Library Assistant - Wilberg Memorial Public Library (Osceola)

The Wilberg Memorial Public Library of Osceola (formerly the Osceola Public Library) is in search of passionate and organized candidates with excellent customer service skills for the position of Library Assistant. Library Assistants are responsible for sorting and shelving books according to their categorization, assisting customers with internet access and ensuring their technical needs are met.  They also manage inquiries over the counter via email or telephone, among other duties.  

Library Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Helping patrons locate materials on site and online.
  • Checking books in and out at the front desk.
  • Sorting and shelving books according to their categorization.
  • Registering new patrons and maintaining and updating patron records.
  • Assisting patrons with internet access and ensuring their technical needs are met.
  • Organizing the repair of damage books.
  • Inspecting the condition of books before and after checkout.
  • Managing inquiries over the counter and via email or telephone.
  • Assisting with library events and programs.
  • Managing the payments of fees and fines.
  • Settling disruptions or disturbances in the library.
  • Working closely with coworkers to create a welcoming environment.
  • Treating each patron with respect and kindness.

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma
  • Excellent computer and technology skills
  • Experience in a customer service role
  • Attention to detail and good problem solving abilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

Hours/Wage:

This position is part time 15-20 hours per week and includes evening and Saturday hours.  The starting rate for Library Assistants is $10.00/hour.  

Applications are available at the library or you can email your resume and cover letter to sfriendshuh@osceolapubliclibrary.org.


Library Page - Wilberg Memorial Public Library (Osceola)

The Wilberg Memorial Public Library of Osceola (formerly the Osceola Public Library) is in search of dedicated and organized candidates with excellent customer service skills for the position of Library Page. Library Pages are responsible for sorting and shelving books according to their categorization, assisting patrons with internet access and ensuring their technical needs are met.  They also assist library staff with daily operations of the library.  

Library Page Responsibilities:

  • Sorting and shelving books.
  • Cleaning and organizing children’s space.
  • Assisting staff with daily operations.
  • Assisting patrons with checking items in and out.
  • Assisting patrons with their technological needs.
  • Working closely with coworkers to create a welcoming environment.
  • Treating each patron with respect and kindness.
  • Assisting with library programs and events.

Job Requirements/Qualification:

  • Must be eligible to work according to Wisconsin State guidelines.
  • Excellent computer and technology skills
  • Customer service skills

Hours/Wage:

This position will be scheduled for 8-13 hours per week.  Hours will be scheduled for after school and 2 or more Saturdays per month.  The starting wage for the Library Page position is $7.50/ hour.  

Applications are available at the library or you can email your resume and cover letter to sfriendshuh@osceolapubliclibrary.org.


Library Director - Sparta, Wisconsin

Job snapshot:  Under the direct supervision of the public library board of trustees, the library director is responsible for the operations of the library and the development and implementation of its service program, including:  (A) assisting the board with long-range planning and policy development, and managing all library resources, including human resources; (B) coordination with the Winding Rivers Library System (WRLS) to promote and improve system service; (C) community outreach and liaison with city council, county agencies, and community organizations; and (D) overseeing the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds.  The library director hires, mentors, and supervises all librarians, assistants, substitutes, and volunteers who work in the library.

This is an exciting time for the Sparta Free Library, a 2-story Carnegie Library located in Monroe County in western Wisconsin.  The library is an active member of the Winding Rivers Library System with 7 full time and 2 part time staff working as a team to provide innovative services to the growing community. Excellence in children’s, teen, and adult programming, technology training and special events are hallmarks of this historic, community-oriented library.  The library board of trustees, staff, city leadership and residents are joining hands to implement a road map for developing even more robust services and an extensive expansion and renovation for our community.  With a 70% funding commitment from the City and active involvement with the Friends of the Sparta Free Library Group, the campaign committee is on its way to raising the additional funding required.

Community snapshot:  Sparta is a growing community located off Interstate 90, in western Wisconsin, only 25 minutes east of La Crosse and 90 minutes west of Madison.  Labeled “The Bicycling Capital of America”, it is home to the Sparta-Elroy Bike Trail (the nation’s first rails-to-trails bike trail) as well as the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycling Museum.

Nestled in the heart of the Driftless Region, recreational opportunities abound year-round. The city has an outstanding Parks and Recreation Department, an 18-hole golf course, and an updated aquatic park. Sparta provides all the amenities and friendliness of a small-town community enhanced by up-to-date schools, excellent medical facilities, and a revitalizing downtown.  Sparta’s community festivals and celebrations are second to none.  It is a community to be experienced.  For more information, see this Discover Wisconsin video (http://discoverwisconsin.com/video/sparta/).

Educational requirements: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution and Grade 1 Wisconsin Public Librarian Certification. (Applicants who do not currently hold Grade 1 Certification must agree to acquire same within 6 months of hire.)

Preferred experience:  3 years of public library experience or 5 years of experience in a service institution with comparable demands and responsibilities; i.e. supervision of  professional staff, working directly with the public, working with governing boards or bodies.

Desirable candidate skills include effective board relations; fundraising; budgeting; grant writing; knowledge of library technologies; excellent oral and written communication.

Salary: Beginning at $52,000 commensurate with training and experience, benefits (health and dental insurance, sick leave, paid vacations and holidays, plus enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System)

To apply, e-mail a cover letter of interest, resume, and 3 references (including addresses, phone numbers and emails) to Laurie Koll, President, Board of Trustees at sfljobs@wrlsweb.orgby Friday, August 2, 2019.  All e-mail applications will be acknowledged. 

The City of Sparta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.