Assistant Library Director/Librarian, Eager Free Public Library-Evansville, WI

Assistant Library Director/Librarian

Yearly salary of $27,000-$33,000 based on a minimum 32 hour work week. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • developing, presenting and evaluating library programs for adults, teens, and children,
  • providing outreach to the community, including nursing and assisted living facilities and to homebound;
  • assisting patrons with ready-reference questions and readers’ advisory, bibliographic instruction, database searching, and research;
  • public service tasks such as checking materials in and out to patrons, answering telephones, and receiving payments for fines and fees;
  • supervising and training Library clerks and aides in the performance of their tasks;
  • preparing bibliographies, reports and publicity materials for the Library as directed;
  • Assist with collection management
  • Manage all library operations in the absence of the library director

The position requires:

  • the ability to work well with fellow staff members and with the public;
  • flexibility in performing different tasks and handling different levels of work;
  • judicious use of off-desk time;
  • knowledge of public library philosophy, practices, services, operations, and procedures and the ability to apply such knowledge to work performed;
  • the ability to direct and supervise the work of others;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, including using social media;
  • the ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to varied/changing work demands and make decisions as required;
  • the ability to use computer software and troubleshoot computer problems where appropriate;
  • willingness to maintain skills through active participation in appropriate continuing education activities;
  • physical ability to bend, stoop, push, reach, grasp, finger for writing and typing, lift, and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • ability to listen to and communicate effectively with others in person and on the telephone.
  • ability to assess visual cues. Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less

Education and Experience:

  • Two years of library experience preferred.
  • Master’s of Library Science required.

No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Megan Kloeckner at kloeckner.megan@als.lib.wi.us by December 4, 2015.

Eager Free Public Library

39 W. Main St.

Evansville, WI 53536

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