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Job Title: Library Assistant

Department: Library

Reports to: Library Director

Employed by: Village of North Freedom

Hours: 5-6 hours a week, fills in vacation hours, and as needed

Wage: Starting at $9.00 per hour

Benefits: No benefits provided


    Under general supervision, performs paraprofessional work serving library patrons directly or indirectly. May have some decision-making responsibilities


1. Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons, issuing cards, and collecting fines.

2. Gives reference and reader’s advisory service and other patron assistance.

3. Assists patrons with internet and computer software.

4. Assists with interlibrary loan requests

5. Does data entry, typing and filing.

6. Arranges returned materials and re-shelves in proper order.

7. Reads shelves to keep material in proper order.

8. Processing books.

9. Checks in delivery of loan materials.

10. Assists with library programs.

11. Light cleaning

12. Maintain open communication with Library Director regarding library operations.

13. Performs other related work as required.


1. Working knowledge of library methods and procedures.

2. Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patron information.

3. Ability of operate business machines properly.

4. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and public in person or on the telephone.

5. Ability to follow detailed directions.

6. Keyboarding and filing ability.

7. Willingness to keep pace with changing technologies.

8. Working knowledge of English grammar and spelling.


1. Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling and crouching.

2. Bending, twisting and reaching.

3. Ability to work in confined spaces.

4. Talking and hearing: use of the telephone

5. Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision at 20 inches or less.

6. Lifting and carrying 50 pounds or less.

7. Handling processing, picking up and shelving books.

8. Fingering: typing, writing, filing sorting, shelving and processing

9. Pushing and pulling: objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels.


1. Communication skills: effectively communicate ideas and information both in written and oral form.

2. Reading ability: effectively read and understand information contained in reports and bulletins.

3. Ability to comprehend and follow instructions: effectively follow instruction from supervisor, verbally and in written form.

4. Decision-making: evaluate or make independent decisions based upon experience, knowledge or training, without supervision.

5. Mathematical ability: calculate basic arithmetic problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) without the aid of the calculator.

6. Time management: set in order to meet assignment deadline.


1. Inside work environment

2. Partially flexible work hours; frequent evening and weekend hours.


Library automation system, audio-visual equipment, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, telephone, computer and CD-ROM equipment, printers, projectors, and other types of audiovisual equipment, cameras, building heating and air conditioning.


1. High school diploma or equivalent.

2. General office experience with keyboarding

3. Two or more years’ experience working with the public.

4. Previous library experience or equivalent helpful.


Fill out an application, available at the library, or Download APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Return it to: North Freedom Library

                   105 N. Maple St.

                    North freedom, WI 53951

Deadline: October 20, 2017

Question about this position may be directed to the library director at 608-522-4571, or caboose@northfreedomlibrary.com

Position will remain open until filled.


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