Employment Opportunities

Adult Services Librarian

Do you love making a difference? The Hartland Public Library is looking for an innovative and customer-service-focused Adult Services Librarian to join our team and bring amazing programs and literacy opportunities to our community! This full-time position (40 hours/week) involves both independent work and collaborating with other librarians and staff members to perform such responsibilities as Outreach Services, planning Adult programming opportunities, holding book clubs, and purchasing materials for our Adult collections, amongst others. This position is non-supervisory and reports directly to the Library Director. Schedule includes one evening per week and one Saturday a month. The ideal candidate would have excellent public-facing skills, along with an ability to build and maintain community and patron relationships. Please refer to the below job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities. This position is eligible for health insurance, paid time off, and inclusion in the Wisconsin Retirement System. Hourly salary starts at $21.53, with a range dependent on qualifications. 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the Village of Hartland application via email to Library Director Andy Kristensen at akristensen@hartland.lib.wi.us. Position will be open until filled. 

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assists patrons with holds, renewals, account questions, locating materials, basic   computer assistance, and reference questions.
  • Provides in-depth, one-on-one computer instruction for patrons with various technological abilities.
  • Provides reader’s advisory services to patrons.
  • Adheres to and communicates Library policies and procedures.
  • Catalogs materials in Polaris.
  • Has a working knowledge of Libby and similar services to assist patrons with digital content on a variety of platforms.
  • Performs other work as assigned by the Library Director.

Outreach and Programming Duties:

  • Facilitates mobile library services to senior facilities.
  • Establishes relationships with community entities to further the mission of the Library in the community and surrounding areas.
  • Is proactive in generating and implementing ideas.
  • Presents a positive library image to the community.
  • Pursues continuing education opportunities (classes, meetings, conferences) to enhance library services.
  • Creates/identifies and facilitates innovative programming opportunities for adult patrons, including facilitating a unique Summer Reading Program experience through the usage of Beanstack software.
  • Selects materials for and leads at least one monthly adult book club.
  • Performs other work as assigned by the Library Director.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Displays excellent customer service skills with patrons in house and within the community.
  • Is able to patiently teach one-on-one to patrons of all technological skills.
  • Has the ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers, and supervisor.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern Library science theory, practices, and applications.
  • Shows ability to perform reference work using both print and digital resources.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and teamwork.
  • Willingness to continually learn and use new technology.
  • Shows ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small, and large group situations.
  • Shows independence, and the ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Physical Demands of the Position:

  • Able to sit, stand, walk, climb, bend, stoop, twist and reach.
  • Have far vision at 20 feet or further; have near vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Lift and carry 40 pounds.
  • Handle processing, picking up, and shelving books.
  • Travel to meetings outside of the Library; provide own transportation to events.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, or currently in the pursuit of.
  • 2 years+ of customer service experience required.
  • Experience in Library programming, with Adult programming preferred.

The Village of Hartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodates to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both perspective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Library Page

The Hartland Public Library is hiring for a library page. This individual’s main responsibility will be shelving books. Up to ten hours per week, flexible schedule, starting pay is $9.00 per hour. Please send your application to akristensen@hartland.lib.wi.us or apply in person. Open until filled.

Qualifications: High School diploma not required; must be 14 years of age and able to obtain a work permit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shelves library materials and performs other tasks to keep the collection in order.
  • Assists patrons with routine location questions, referring patrons to other staff members as needed, and instructs patrons in the use of library equipment.
  • Performs various housekeeping tasks such as dusting shelves, straightening library appearance, and other duties as assigned.
  • Tidy library shelves.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of library terminology; procedures and equipment; simple mathematics and English.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members and the public.
  • Ability to lift and carry library materials; push and pull book carts; stoop and reach; stand for extensive periods of time.
  • Ability to sort and file alphabetically and numerically.
  • Express a positive attitude towards public service work.
  • May be assigned to work nights or weekends.