Employment Opportunities

Library Clerk

The Hartland Public Library is seeking a friendly & outgoing person to work at the circulation desk part time, 16-20 hours per week. Duties include checking materials in and out, general patron assistance, processing new library materials, and sorting and shelving library materials. Schedule includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 Beginning salary is $14.00 per hour. Public library experience is preferred, but not required. Interested candidates should send a completed Village of Hartland application, resume, and three professional references to Library Director Andy Kristensen at akristensen@hartland.lib.wi.us.

 The position will remain open until filled.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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. 

  • Adheres to the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights, Code of Ethics, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement. 
  • Performs circulation desk duties. Checks books and materials in and out. Reserves materials. Answers telephone calls. 
  • Prepares cash register. Counts money and records beginning amount. Receives fine payments and records payment. Assists with credit card transactions when necessary.
  • Assists patrons in locating materials and use of the photocopier and fax machine. 
  • Performs library opening and closing procedures. Logs stations in and out, turns on/off all electrical machines, locks/unlocks doors, etc. 
  • Locates materials in other libraries through computer databases. Places materials on hold for patrons if requested. Assists with van delivery and inter-library loan operations when necessary. 
  • Counts daily fines. 
  • Repairs books, audio discs, and DVD discs. 
  • Performs routine filing, typing and data entry tasks. Performs routine office equipment maintenance tasks such as replenishing paper supplies, clearing paper jams, and replacing toner cartridges. 
  • Shelves materials. Checks shelving order. 
  • Assists with library programs and creating and setting up displays. 
  • Attends staff meetings and workshops related to library operations. 
  • Receives donated books and determines whether to add to collection or discard. 
  • Performs routine housekeeping tasks.
  • Assists in processing new materials, preparing them for circulation.
  • Registers children for programs.   

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions 

  • High school diploma or equivalent, vocational/technical training in clerical skills, with prior public contact and clerical experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities. Public library experience is preferred, but not required.

Physical and Mental Abilities Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • Ability to analyze and categorize data and information in order to determine the relationship of the data with reference to established criteria/standards. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure, assemble, copy, record, and transcribe data and information. Ability to classify, compute and tabulate data. 
  • Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others in order to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations. 
  • Ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data, including data on library circulation forms, materials requests, fine payments, policies/procedures and general operating manuals. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with library staff and patrons. 

Mathematical Ability

  • Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, calculate percentages, fractions and decimals. 

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to use functional reasoning and apply rational judgment in performing diversified work activities. 
  • Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness, and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable criteria. 

 Physical Requirements

  • Ability to operate equipment and machinery requiring simple but continuous adjustments, such as computer terminals, calculators, telephones, fax machines, computer printers, book carts, common hand tools, and paper cutter. 
  • Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing semi-skilled movements such as data entry. 
  • Ability to exert very moderate physical effort in sedentary to light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. 
  • Ability to recognize and identify similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, forms, and sounds associated with job-related objects, materials, and tasks. 

 Environmental Adaptability

  • Ability to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors, such as repetitive computer keyboard use or difficult patron interactions, may cause slight discomfort, but poses little to no risk of injury. 
  • The Village of Hartland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.