Employment Opportunities

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Academic Librarian – UW-Stout

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Library is recruiting a temporary Academic Librarian position. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, this position has primary responsibility for staffing, promoting, and evaluating the services and resources of the UW-Stout Library’s Educational Materials Center (EMC). The EMC is a resource center supporting the university’s PK-12 education and other related programs. This position also participates in staffing the library reference desk and providing information literacy instruction.

This is a one academic year appointment, with the possibility of an additional year contract based on departmental needs. Individuals who do not meet the preferred requirements should address in their cover letter how their unique skills and experience will make them a successful candidate for this position.


  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science or experience working in libraries
  • Bachelor’s degree in education-related field or experience in PK-12 educational system.
  • Training or experience in collection development.
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide reference services.
  • Knowledge and experience in integrated library systems, databases and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to prioritized and organize workload effectively.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.

Anticipated start date: Sep 9, 2019

For more information, and to apply:

Library Assistant (part-time) – Fall Creek, WI

The Fall Creek Public Library is looking to hire one Library Assistant who is reliable, organized, and self-motivated to provide a variety of tasks at our circulation desk. We are seeking a friendly and outgoing individual with a passion for library services who enjoys working with people of all ages. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Windows and be comfortable working with technology.

This position is part-time, averaging 15 hours per week. The scheduled hours include every other Saturday morning and two closing shifts ending at 6 pm. The starting wage is $10 per hour.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to fallcreekpl@fallcreekpubliclibrary.org. Review of applications will begin August, 9 will continue until the position is filled.

Desk Clerk, Circulation Services (part-time) – Eau Claire, WI

The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is currently seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Desk Clerk who has a passion for public service, exemplary customer service and organizational skills to perform library/clerical duties. The position will assist customers by performing a variety of tasks to ensure the successful operation of the public library including checking materials in and out, processing library card applications, and transferring library materials between customers, shelves and other libraries. The ideal candidate shall possess the initiative to work independently with minimal direction, prioritize and multi-task, be a reliable team player with a strong commitment to customer service, and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of accuracy.

This is a part-time position averaging 16 hrs/week. The proposed schedule includes a variety of afternoon and evening shifts. The starting wage is $13.95/hr.

Review of requested application materials will begin on 8/12/19 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EEO employer.
A job description and application details may be found at http://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/about-us/employment/.

Library Director – Stanley, WI

The DR Moon Memorial Library in Stanley seeks a well-organized and energetic leader to direct the operations of their library. The library is currently working on an expansion project that will enhance the library’s programming and services to the community. The Library is part of the IFLS Library System and MORE Consortium. The library serves a community of 3,600 in northwestern Wisconsin. The city is located on the Highway 29 corridor between Eau Claire and Wausau.
Please email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references by August 30th to the library search committee at stanleypl@stanleylibrary.org.

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 Assistant – Position Filled

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED. 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


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.

Position Filled, Library Page

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


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.