Employment Opportunities


Adult Programming and Outreach Librarian

The Delafield Library is seeking an individual for the position of Adult Programming and Outreach Librarian. This part-time position (between 25-30 hours/week) will work closely with the Adult Programming and Outreach Coordinator as well as the Circulation Supervisor, and will report directly to the Library Director.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Circulation Duties:

  • Performs circulation desk procedures; checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons, preparing Library cards, maintaining patron records, collecting fines, registering patrons for programs using online software and reserving study rooms using online calendar
  • 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
  • Have good working knowledge of OverDrive/Libby and similar services to assist patrons with digital content on a variety of computers and mobile devices.

Outreach and Programming Duties:

  • Serves as secondary adult services outreach coordinator by participating in community events, speaking at community/chamber meetings and other opportunities that occur
  • Establishes relationships with community entities to further goodwill toward the Library in the Delafield community and surrounding areas
  • Is proactive in generating ideas and making new contacts to further promote the Library and its services
  • Presents a positive Library image to the community
  • Attends meetings and classes to enhance knowledge of Library services as needed
  • Performs other work as assigned by the Library Director
  • Selects material for and leads monthly adult book club

 Knowledge and Abilities:
Display excellent customer service skills both with patrons in house and in community forums

  • Ability to patiently teach one-on-one to patrons of all technological skills and backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors
  • Highly motivated and has the ability to be a self-starter
  • Considerable knowledge of modern Library science theory and practices
  • Ability to perform reference work using both print and digital resources
  • Demonstrates flexibility and teamwork
  • Willingness to continually learn and use new technology
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize tasks, respond to varied/changing work demands and make decisions as required
  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out a program of Library service and/or outreach independently and in conjunction with outreach coordinator
  • Ability to interact pleasantly, constructively and cooperatively with Library patrons and staff
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products and personal computers and devices

 Physical Demands of the Position:

Employee must be able to:

  • Sit, stand, walk, climb, stoop, bend, twist and reach
  • Have far vision at 20 feet or further; have near vision at 20 inches or less
  • Lift and carry 50 pounds or less
  • Handle processing, picking up and shelving books
  • Push and pull objects weighing 60 to 80 pounds on wheels
  • Travel to meetings outside of the Library; provide own transportation to said events

Environment and Working Conditions:

  • Evening and weekend hours required

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university OR currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS program.
  • 2 years+ of customer service experience required
  • Experience in Library Programming, particularly for Adults, is a plus!

If interested, please send resume and list of three professional references to Library Director Stephanie Ramirez, sramirez@delafieldlibrary.org. Starting pay rate of $19.00/hour with excellent benefits as well as 9 paid holidays.  First review of applications will begin on January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the Delafield Library at (262) 646-6230.

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