Marathon County Public Library

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Librarian - Adult Services

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: Pay for Performance System Health insurance Dental insurance Wisconsin Retirement System Defined Benefit Plan Post Employment Health Plan Income Continuation Insurance Paid Time Off (PTO) and holiday pay 457 Deferred Compensation Plans Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses Life insurance Educational Reimbursement Program Employee Recognition Programs and a Positive Workplace Culture

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a full time position at the Wausau Public Library. Hours can include days, evenings and weekends. The purpose of this position is to provide extraordinary service to our customers and fellow library staff. The chosen candidate will excel while working at a service desk or in handling materials behind the scenes. This position will demonstrate leadership skills in identifying the unique needs of adults and advocating for service excellence. This position will design, implement and evaluate programs and services within the framework of the library’s strategic plan based on the lifelong learning needs of adults. The work is performed under the direction of the Library Services Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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 Master’s degree in Library and Information Science required. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver’s license required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: Meets and greets customers. Assists customers in identifying, locating and checking out materials. Oversees customers and their use of the library maintaining the appropriate atmosphere and discipline depending upon the area and the customers being served. Receives, researches and responds to customer’s questions. Analyzes and anticipates customer’s needs, determines appropriate resources and provides information for all ages. Provides leadership in customer service planning and promotion, can articulate the direction clearly and enlists others to jointly work to achieve it. May research and develop grant-funding opportunities. Organizes special projects or short term committees. Encourages adults to become lifelong library users by helping them to discover what libraries offer, how to use library resources, and how libraries can assist them in actualizing their overall growth and development. Provides a variety of informational services to meet the diverse needs and interests of adults. Acts as a key resource for the Library Services Manager. Recommends changes to processes and procedures to improve efficiency. Performs related work as required. Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Thoroughly enjoys working with the public Has the ability to excel as a productive and positive team member Has the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing Has the ability to lead an effective meeting Has the ability to develop terrific relationships with customers and fellow staff Has the ability to multitask and handle high volumes of work Is comfortable using Microsoft Office products, e-mail and the Internet Has the ability to stand for periods of time and to bend and stretch to reach shelves Has the ability to lift at least 25 lbs and to push book carts weighing in excess of 100 lbs.

COMPENSATION: Salary Range (C41): Minimum $49,227 ($23.67/hr) - MidPoint $59,072 ($28.40/hr) - Max $68,917 ($33.13/hr)

SELECTION PROCEDURE: Selection of the successful candidate may be made by assessment of experience and education, oral interview; review of references, and other appropriate job-related selection 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 APPLICANTS: Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 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. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information. 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: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:46:26 GMT