Library Assistant Position

Starting pay: $10 per hour

Hours: 10-15 hours a week

Status: Part time

Closing Date: Open until filled

Download Application: Butler Application or apply in person at the library

Email applications to:

Jodi Kessel Szpiszar, Director

12808 W. Hampton Ave

Butler, WI 53007

Email: kszpiszar@butler.lib.wi.us

Job Summary:

This position performs a wide variety of general library work assisting patrons with daily library operations such as helping find materials, using the CAFÉ catalog, using the computer, answering questions and making copies. It also involves checking items in and out using the Polaris system, processing, and shelving circulated items. The work is performed under the supervision of the Library Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Perform Circulation Desk Duties

  • Check materials in and out; renew items; and empty book drop
  • Find requested items for hold alerts, bundle, and route to designated libraries
  • Sort incoming material from other libraries
  • Issue new cards; answer patron questions; and reserve materials
  • Assist patrons with reference questions
  • Assist patrons with computers, and making copies
  • Collect revenue from fines, copies and book sales
  • Maintain patron records
  • Answer phones
  • Open and close the library
  • Required 1-2 evenings per week, 1-2 Saturdays per month, and flexible availability to meet the demands of the library.

Additional Duties May Include

  • Apply labels and covers, attach bar codes; shelve materials
  • Repair books and other library materials
  • Send letters on overdue accounts
  • Prepare and maintain displays
  • Read and straighten shelves
  • Assist with adult programming
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Library experience, education, or training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
  • Knowledge of basic library methods, techniques and procedures
  • Knowledge of computers and the internet
  • The ability to learn the functions of the library automation system as they relate to acquisitions and reference services.
  • Ability to function in a team setting.

Working Conditions:

Work in the library requires either standing or sitting at a computer terminal for extended periods of time. May be required to lift heavy books or office supplies from the floor or lift overhead. May also need to climb a six-foot ladder. Must be able to read library materials and computer screens. Manual dexterity required to process or mend library materials, use office equipment and computers. The ability to communicate orally and in writing with library patrons; Library Director; other employees; and volunteers is required.

Download Application: Butler Application


Youth Services Librarian

Starting pay: $10 per hour

Hours: Up to 20 hours a week

Status: Part time

Closing Date: Open until filled 

Download Application: Butler Application or apply in person at the library

Email applications to:

Jodi Kessel Szpiszar, Director

12808 W. Hampton Ave

Butler, WI 53007

Email: kszpiszar@butler.lib.wi.us

Job Summary:

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for collection development, programming, reference, reader’s advisory, and instruction for all children ages 0-18. Will also perform a wide variety of general library work assisting patrons with daily library operations such as helping find materials, using the CAFÉ catalog, using the computer, answering questions and making copies. It also involves checking items in and out using the Polaris system. The work is performed under the supervision of the Library Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plan and implement fun and enriching programs for youth and families that encourage reading, literacy skills, and general library use including the Summer Reading Program.
  • Market and promote programs and services in Youth Services through all media formats including displays, booklists, posters, library website, print media, and social media.
  • Select, order, and maintain Youth and Children’s materials collection in all formats.
  • Conduct collection development activities such as weeding, assessment and inventory.
  • Perform outreach services to local pre-schools, daycares, public schools and private schools. Offsite travel may be required.
  • Required 1-2 evenings per week, 1-2 Saturdays per month, and flexible availability to meet the demands of the library.
  • Work with the Director in drafting and implementing policies that affect the youth library.

Additional Duties May Include

  • Assist with cataloging and processing materials for children 0-18.
  • Check materials in and out; renew items.
  • Find requested items for hold alerts, bundle, and route to designated libraries.
  • Sort incoming material from other libraries
  • Issue new cards; answer patron questions; and reserve materials
  • Assist patrons with reference questions
  • Assist patrons with computers, and making copies
  • Collect revenue from fines, copies and book sales
  • Maintain patron records
  • Answer phones
  • Open and close the library

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Library experience, education, or training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of children’s and young adult literature and public service preferred.
  • Knowledge of youth literature, literacy skills, and adolescent growth and development.
  • Knowledge of library practices, operations, and collection organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to meet deadlines with minimum supervision and assistance.
  • Knowledge of social media, basic computer and electronic equipment operations including Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to function in a team setting.

Working Conditions:

Work in the library requires either standing or sitting at a computer terminal for extended periods of time. May be required to lift heavy books or office supplies from the floor or lift overhead. May also need to climb a six-foot ladder. Must be able to read library materials and computer screens. Manual dexterity required to process or mend library materials, use office equipment and computers. The ability to communicate orally and in writing with library patrons; Library Director; other employees; and volunteers is required.

Download Application: Butler Application