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If you are interested in contributing to a positive work culture, want to be recognized for your job performance and are a talented, team-oriented individual who is motivated to make a difference in our community, consider the following career opportunities.

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Employment Opportunity: Library Page - Wausau

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a 20 hour per week position with the Support Services Team of the Headquarters Library in Wausau . The hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and every other Saturday for four (4) hours. Additional hours to attend meetings, workshops or to fill in for other staff may be required. The purpose of this position is to organize and distribute library materials. The work is performed under the direction of the Page Team Lead and/or the Support Services Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS: Working on or completed high school diploma or equivalent. Please note: If selected candidate is under the age of 16, a WI work permit is required before any work can be performed.

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

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED: 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. Sort and shelve materials in proper order. Empty book return bins. Check in materials as needed. Scan, straighten and proofread shelves to assure materials are in proper order. Select items off the shelves from a list. Unpacks materials coming into the library. Answer basic questions from customers in a pleasant manner. Recommends changes to processes and procedures to improve efficiency. Develops and maintains positive relationships with staff and customers. Maintains regular and predictable attendance; works extra hours as required. Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to work with the public. Ability to work independently in an efficient manner to complete assigned tasks. Ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and by listening. Ability to sort effectively in alphabetic or numeric order according to the Dewey Decimal system. An awareness of the library’s collection and its organization. Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. Ability to push book carts weighing more than 100 lbs. Ability to stand for long periods. Ability to bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves. Basic knowledge of computer hardware and software.

COMPENSATION: Starting Salary: $13.60 per hour. This part-time position is not eligible for any benefits.

SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection of the successful candidate will be made by assessment of experience, education, and background; oral interview; review of reference; 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 APPLICANTS: 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. 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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.