North Freedom Library is Hiring

North Freedom Public Library

Library Assistant Position


Hours:  6-11 hours a week and fills in as needed.  Weekends required.

Wage: $11.00 per hour

Benefits:  No benefits provided


Under general supervision from the library director, perform paraprofessional work serving library patrons directly and indirectly.  Will have some decision-making responsibilities.


  1. Perform circulation procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons, issuing cards, and handling money.
  2. Assist patrons with reference questions, reader’s advisory, and more.
  3. Assist patrons with internet and computer software.
  4. Assist with interlibrary loan requests.
  5. Arrange returned materials and re-shelves in proper order.
  6. Read shelves to keep material in proper order.
  7. Check in delivery of loan materials.
  8. Assist with library programs.
  9. Light cleaning.
  10. Maintain open communication with the Library Director regarding library operations.
  11. Perform other related work as required.


  1.  Ability to learn quickly.
  2. Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patron information.
  3. Computer skills, including intermediate using, and teaching basic skills.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively with staff and public in person and on the telephone.
  5. Ability to follow detailed directions.
  6. Willingness to keep pace with changing technologies.
  7. Working knowledge of English grammar and spelling.


  1. Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting and reaching.
  2. Lifting and carrying 50 pounds or less.
  3. Handling, processing, picking up and shelving books.
  4. Pushing and pulling objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels.


  1. Effectively communicate ideas and information both in written and in oral form.
  2. Read and understand information contained in reports and bulletins.
  3. Follow instruction from supervisor, verbally and in written form.
  4. Evaluate and make independent decisions based upon experience, knowledge or training, without supervision.
  5. Calculate basic arithmetic problems (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) as well as count monetary change.
  6. Manage duties independently in order to finish tasks assigned.


  1. Inside work environment.
  2. Evening and weekend hours are required.


Library automation system, calculator, copy machine, telephone, computers, printers, building heating and air conditioning, and other types of equipment.


  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 preferred.


Applications available at the library and on our website: northfreedomlibrary.com

Submit an application along with a cover letter and references to:


                        Library Director

                        North Freedom Library

                        105 N. Maple St.

                        North freedom, WI  53951


Deadline: Position will remain open until filled.


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






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