Library Assistant

Join the front lines of the La Crosse Public Library!

The La Crosse Public Library is currently seeking qualified, outgoing candidates for a 20-hour part-time Library Assistant position in our Circulation Department. Under general supervision, works collaboratively across library departments, performs a wide range of general public service, para-professional and clerical duties, and activities essential to the daily operation of the departments. The job requires a high level of public contact and strong multi-tasking abilities. Because of the nature of the job duties, daily onsite work attendance is critical.

Applicants should possess fantastic customer service skills, including adaptability, listening, a great sense of humor, and kindness. A well-developed sense of time management, organization, and a willingness to serve our community is key. Candidates should enjoy working equally with children, teens, adults, and seniors.

This position has various schedules including evening hours plus weekends. Flexibility in scheduling is essential. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, organizational skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and an uncanny ability to work with the public are required. Previous library or service experience preferred. A knack for empathy, negotiating, and collaboration are highly valued. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Valid driver’s license required.

Salary starts at Grade 4, or $20.13/hour. Internal candidates may apply for lateral transfer. Benefits included pro-rated sick pay, vacation, and holiday hours. Electronic submissions are required. To apply, send a cover letter and completed application to Circulation Manager, Cynthia Arauz, at Applications will be reviewed beginning March 6, 2023.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and that candidate may come from a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences. If you're interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role, even if you believe you do not meet all the hiring criteria described above. If you can see yourself in this position, so can we!

LPL recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Please see the attached full job description.

Career Type
Part Time

800 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
United States

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