Marathon County Public Library

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Branch Library Assistant - Spencer


WHO WE ARE: The Marathon County Public Library consists of nine locations throughout Marathon County, Wisconsin, including our Wausau Headquarters, plus branches in Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer, and Stratford. Marathon County Public Library full and eligible part-time employees enjoy competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and a range of excellent benefits, including: Health insurance Post Employment Health Plan Dental insurance Wisconsin Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses Optional life insurance Optional long-term care insurance Income Continuation Insurance Educational Reimbursement Program 457 Deferred Compensation Plans Paid Time Off (PTO) Program Employee Recognition Programs and a Positive Workplace Culture

POSITION SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to provide exceptional library service to our customers and fellow library staff at our Spencer Branch. Hours : 15 scheduled hours per week, which may include days, evening and weekend shifts. Additional hours to attend meetings, workshops or to fill in for other staff may be required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Personal Characteristics: Customer focused Accurate Detail oriented Innovative Organized Self-starter Lifelong learner Strong analytical skills Good problem solver Technically savvy Team oriented Comfortable working in a multi-tasking environment Enjoys working with diverse populations Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Checks materials in and out, registers new customers, collects fine money. Helps customers locate requested information through a variety of resources. Sorts and shelves materials. Plans and conducts children’s story times. Assists supervisor in planning programs. Assists customers with computer problems. Assists with collection maintenance. May perform clerical tasks such as data entry, filing or typing. Performs related work as necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Thoroughly enjoys working with the public. Has the ability to excel as a productive and positive team member. Enjoys working with all ages and cultural backgrounds. Enjoys presenting programs to groups of people. Has experience using software such as Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel. Has the ability to communicate effectively. Has the ability to stand for long periods and to bend and stretch to reach shelves. Has the ability to lift at least 50 lbs and push book carts weighing in excess of 100 lbs. Knowledge of library practices desirable, but not required.

COMPENSATION: Salary range (A12): Minimum - $12.93/hr - Midpoint - $14.87/hr - Maximum - $16.81/hr. This part-time position is not eligible for any fringe benefits.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection of the successful candidate will be made by assessment of experience, education, and background; oral interview; review of references; and other appropriate job-related procedures. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application .

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Marathon County Public Library will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Library Administration Office or phone (715)261-7214 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline. Notice to Applications : Wisconsin Statutes, Section 19.36(7), 64.09(5), and 64.11(7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36(7), Wis. Stats. which allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the library not provide access to this information.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 13, 2014 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Library Administration Office. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

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Online Applications Only | Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:43:05 GMT


Branch Library Coordinator - Spencer


WHO WE ARE: The Marathon County Public Library consists of nine locations throughout Marathon County, Wisconsin, including our Wausau Headquarters, plus branches in Athens, Edgar, Hatley, Marathon City, Mosinee, Rothschild, Spencer, and Stratford. Marathon County Public Library full and eligible part-time employees enjoy competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and a range of excellent benefits, including: Health insurance Post Employment Health Plan Dental insurance Wisconsin Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses Optional life insurance Optional long-term care insurance Income Continuation Insurance Educational Reimbursement Program 457 Deferred Compensation Plans Paid Time Off (PTO) Program Employee Recognition Programs and a Positive Workplace Culture

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a 30 hour per week position at the Spencer Branch Library. Hours can include days, evenings and weekends. Additional hours to attend meetings, workshops or to fill in for other staff may be required. The purpose of this position is to supervise the operations, personnel, and programs of the Spencer Branch Library with the Marathon County Public Library. To provide support to the public by promoting lifelong learning, access to ideas, information, and opportunities to connect. The work is performed under the direction of the Library Services Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in library science, public administration or a related field OR other combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. . Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license required. Personal Characteristics: Customer focused Dynamic Energetic Creative Innovative Lifelong learner Comfortable working in busy environment Enjoys working with diverse populations Strong problem solver Technically experienced

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Supervises day-to-day operations, personnel and programs at the assigned branch Library. Is the lead worker over branch Library staff and volunteers; evaluates and schedules staff; assists in training, instruction and orientation; plans, assigns and reviews work activities. Acts as the communication liaison between branch staff and library administration. Keeps staff informed and meets regularly to address new ideas, needs, and suggestions in a thoughtful and respectful manner. Schedules special programs for the Branch including Story Time, Summer Reading and Adult programming. Assists customers in finding library materials in a variety of formats including books, periodicals, audio/visual, e-books and computer-based; instructs customers in the use of reference sources, automated systems and the Internet; assists customers with readers advisory. Assists in developing and implementing services, policies and procedures. Carries out policies, procedures, and practices of the Marathon County Public Library. Participates in collection development and maintenance. Serves as an effective liaison between the library and the community. Seeks opportunities to meet and interact with local community leaders. Plans and promotes programs for the branch that are of interest to the community and respond to local needs. Oversees branch physical plan in terms of safety, security, cleanliness, use, and proper maintenance. Reports any problems in these areas to the proper authority. Resolves customer service concerns and complaints. Balances daily receipts from fines, fees, copier charges and memorials. Performs other duties such as: checking materials in and out, ordering and maintaining office supplies, processing mail and e-mail, filling requests, accepting van deliveries and interlibrary loans; calls patrons regarding missing or damaged materials. Collects and maintains statistical records necessary to evaluate accomplishment of service goals and objectives; including monthly statistics and time sheets. Attends workshops and meetings. Develops and maintains positive relationships with staff and customers.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Requires the ability to perform basic level of data analysis including the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize and/or reference data, statutes and guidelines. Requires the ability to lead, mentor, and train others. Ability to advise and provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. Requires the a bility to utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as monthly and statistical reports, computer and equipment manuals, Board minutes, timesheets, professional literature, policy manual, newsletters, and routine correspondence. Requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing with supervisor and branch staff and volunteers, reference and technical staff, maintenance workers, municipal officials, school teachers and administrators, local newspapers, Library customers and the public. Requires the ability and willingness to serve customers and staff with empathy, genuineness, eagerness, energy, and enthusiasm. Requires the ability to show acceptance and understanding by being open, courteous, and considerate. Requires the ability to relate to everyone as a possible source for learning. Requires the ability to support leadership and management. Requires the ability to work as a productive and positive team member. Requires the ability to communicate freely, openly, honestly, and accurately. Requires the ability to contribute helpful energy and creative ideas. Requires the capacity to multitask and handle high volumes of work. Requires the ability to follow established procedures in an orderly and logical manner and adhere to prescribed routines.

COMPENSATION: Salary range (B31): Minimum $20.21/hr - Midpoint $23.75/hr - Maximum $27.28/hr

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection of the successful candidate will be made by assessment of experience, education, and background; oral interview; review of references; and other appropriate job-related procedures. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application .

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Marathon County Public Library will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Library Administration Office or phone (715)261-7214 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline. Notice to Applications : Wisconsin Statutes, Section 19.36(7), 64.09(5), and 64.11(7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36(7), Wis. Stats. which allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the library not provide access to this information.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 17, 2014 Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Library Administration Office. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.

Apply Here

Online Applications Only | Posted: Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:41:40 GMT


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