NOW HIRING: Library Assistant - Public Services

JOB TITLE: Library Assistant - Public Services

LOCATION: Portage Public Library, in Portage, WI

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Portage Public Library seeks applicants for a part-time Library Assistant position. Duties include: overseeing our adult volunteer program (includes homebound delivery), theming/managing library displays with Portage Public Library collection materials, assisting with planning, coordination, and/or presentation of certain programs (like book clubs and monthly movies), assisting with adult outreach and service, and serving patrons at our Information Desk.

Additional responsibilities include keeping statistics, assisting the Adult Services Librarian with other tasks as assigned, creating flyers/media/promotional materials, overseeing edits and updates to promotional materials and information on our website and social media, assisting with memorial book donation communications, and more.

DESIRED CANDIDATE QUALITIES: We seek someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, has excellent communication skills, is detail-oriented, and is a problem solver who enjoys working with people of all ages. Being very comfortable with technology and computer use is integral to the success of this position. Strong candidates should be personally motivated and able to complete job duties without significant oversight. Additionally, candidates must be comfortable minimally supervising other staff (circulation clerks) in the absence of the Circulation Supervisor and Library Leadership, and ought to be communicative and patient when dealing with potential conflicts or confrontation.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred; high school degree required. A minimum of 6 months related experience or training is required; previous library experience is not required but preferred.

PAY/SCHEDULE: This is a part-time position, and is not benefits eligible.

  • Schedule: This position works an average of 20 hours per week, with an additional 5.5 hour Saturday shift per month.
  • Hiring pay rate is $14.00/hr.
  • The weekly schedule includes four predetermined shifts on our Information Desk, and one shift of "off-desk" hours to perform positional duties.
  • This position is expected to be able to work both nights and weekends if needed.

TO APPLY: Applicants must apply via e-mail; please send a COVER LETTER, RESUME, and list of THREE REFERENCES to Chris Baker, Adult Services Librarian, at Please indicate in the subject line that you are applying for the Library Assistant-Public Services position. In your cover letter, specifically address why you feel you meet the required qualifications for the position.

The position will remain open for applications until filled.

ANY QUESTIONS?: Contact Chris at the e-mail listed above, or call him at 608-742-4959 ext. 203. We look forward to your application!

The Portage Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.