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LIBRARY ASSOCIATE

The Shorewood Public Library is seeking a customer-focused and creative Library Associate to join our team. The Library Associate is a paraprofessional position with a variety of responsibilities including copy cataloging, circulation and reference services, programming, and collection maintenance. The ideal candidate is a team player, empathetic, self-motivated, and willing to help without prompting.

This is a 40-hour per week position that requires occasional evening and weekend shifts and reports to the Director of Library Services. Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, health and dental insurance, and Wisconsin Retirement System enrollment. The starting pay for this position is $19.72 per hour.

TO APPLY: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Confidential Secretary/Office Manager Angela Andre, angela.andre@mcfls.org by Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

The full job description can be found HERE.

 

 

DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES

The Village of Shorewood, WI, seeks to hire a Director of Library Services. We are looking for an optimistic leader and empathetic manager, who excels in communicating and building relationships with individuals and groups. We need a person committed to equity, who can supervise, inspire, and connect with staff at every stage of their career. The ideal candidate would have some experience managing projects since the Director will move a $2 million renovation plan forward in 2024-2025.

Find the full job description and application instructions here 

Required Experience

  • 5 years of management experience in a library setting
  • Grade I Wisconsin Library Director Certification, or eligibility to meet requirements (See https://dpi.wi.gov/pld/certification for more information)

Additional Desired Experience

  • Experience working on complex projects
  • Experience as a library director

Salary

  • Starts at $75,000 (negotiable dependent upon experience). Plus benefits package

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and short answers to the three supplemental questions below with the subject line "Shorewood Library Board Ad Hoc Selection Committee" to canderson@shorewoodwi.gov by Friday, February 16, 2024. This date will begin the first review of applications and the position will remain open until filled. You can find application materials and http://www.villageofshorewood.org/jobs


Supplemental Questions:

  1. Please describe a time you provided significant impact on a team or project. What was the situation, how did you exemplify leadership, and what was the outcome?
  2. Describe what good customer service means to you. Please share an example of great customer service you received and why the situation resonates with you. 
  3. Please share your philosophy on connecting with staff to build teamwork.

Director of Library Services Job Description

Sent by the Ad Hoc Selection Committee on behalf of the Shorewood Public Library Board.
Shorewood Public Library
3920 N Murray Ave. Shorewood, WI 53211 ShorewoodLibrary.org


THE SHOREWOOD LIBRARY TEAM:

  • SHELVERS - 10 hours per week, no benefits. Responsibilities: shelving and collection maintenance.
  • CLERKS - 10-40 hours per week. Responsibilities: circulation customer service, collection maintenance, and management.
  • LIBRARY ASSOCIATE - Full time. Responsibilities: circulation, reference, and collection management.
  • LIBRARIANS - Full-time. MLS required. Responsibilities: reference, acquisitions, technical services, programming, and many other varied duties.

About Shorewood Public Library

Mission

Shorewood Public Library welcomes everyone to learn, connect, and explore. We serve our community with resources that promote lifelong learning and engagement.

Customer and community focus:

• Strong print collection, and an expanding array of digital resources, which are highly valued by users and well-supported  by staff, budget, and through collaboration with Milwaukee County Federated Library System and the State of Wisconsin
• Generous public computers, Wi-Fi access, and printing services
• Equity Commitment with embedded accountability measures
• Strong relationship with Village of Shorewood School District and the Village Board of Trustees

Unique advantages and resources:

• Library Board that is committed to supporting and advocating for a staff of 13.5 FTE including a team of benefitted professional librarians
• Longstanding and strong advocacy from Friends of Shorewood Public Library
• Recipient of significant bequest allowing for additional support to pursue projects
• Loved and respected


About Shorewood


The Village of Shorewood is a suburb just north of the city of Milwaukee. Nestled between the banks of Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River, Shorewood is notable for both natural beauty and semi-urban living. Shorewood is only about one square mile, and with a population of 13,800 people. Shorewood is a desirable place to live: walkable, bike-friendly, and with strong schools, featuring shopping, dining, parks and the forested Oak Leaf Trail – with easy access to downtown Milwaukee, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the beaches of Lake Michigan.