Job Openings

Dodgeville Public Library Director
POSTED:01/12/2024
CLOSING: 02/15/2024
for first consideration, rolling consideration thereafter.
The Dodgeville Public Library Board of Trustees is currently looking for a creative individual with strong understanding of library practices, management, and budgeting to be our next library director. Come lead our dedicated team of 16 full-time and part-time staff while managing an annual budget of $530,000 and growing our services—and community. Our ideal candidate will have strong understanding of:
● Budgeting and financial management
● Personnel management
● Policy maintenance and development
● Collection development
● Library services
● Programming at all levels
● Facility maintenance and planning
● Marketing
● Advocacy

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and abilities:
● Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited intuition and have or be eligible for a Grade II
Wisconsin Library Director Certification. Candidates with an MLIS from an accredited institution who have or are eligible for Grade I Wisconsin Library Certification are preferred.
● Have a minimum of three years of progressively responsible library experience.
● Have a strong financial background. Be experienced in budget preparation, management, and
report writing. A background in grant writing or project management is a plus.
● Be familiar with the general operation of municipal government and leadership; act as library
representative and participate in regular municipal meetings and one-on-one meetings with city
officials.
● Possess knowledge of library philosophy, guiding principles, and Wisconsin statutes related to
library operations and responsibilities.
● Have a demonstrated ability to hire, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers and be an
energetic, supportive team leader.
● Communicate effectively both in speech and in writing; have experience in public speaking.
● Be a confident negotiator willing to advocate for library services and growth.
● Be well organized, resilient, and proactive.
● Be able to advise, direct, inform, and work with the Dodgeville Public Library Board of Trustees
and have the ability to engage and partner with other community organizations and businesses.
● Be proficient in computer software, including Microsoft Office products, online word processing
platforms (such as Google Suite), and other web-based systems.
● Be committed to serving the people of Dodgeville and surrounding townships; willing to learn
about our community, residents, and history to support and contribute to city planning goals; and
orient elements of library planning with overall municipal objectives.
● Work collaboratively with other library directors and staff within SWLS (Southwest Wisconsin
Library System).
● Be prepared to enthusiastically and competently lead the current building/expansion project that will provide the community with a public library facility that will serve current and future needs.

About Us
The City of Dodgeville, the county seat of Iowa County in southwest Wisconsin, has a current population of 5,012 with an extended library service population of 11,590. Situated in the beautiful Driftless area of the state, Dodgeville is 45 miles from Madison, and lies in the center of an area which is rich in cultural, historical, and natural resources. The current library is located in the Municipal Building in downtown Dodgeville, with a small storefront annex nearby to relieve collection space issues, and provide for a reading room. Through a successful referendum vote in February 2020, Dodgeville citizens have shown their support for a building expansion, and the board seeks a director who can assist with moving the building project forward.
Compensation and Benefits
The library director position is a full-time position with an annual salary dependent on qualifications. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health and life insurance, paid holidays and time off, sick days, and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay Range: $55,000 – $68,000 based on education, qualifications, and experience.
Benefits:
● Health, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
● WRS Retirement plan
● Deferred Compensation
● Section 125 Flex (Flexible Spending Account)
● Paid time off
● Professional development assistance
● Employee assistance program
Please email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to interim director: cmurphy@swls.org. For full job description, see the link on the Dodgeville Public Library website.


Library Specialist- Adult Services

The Platteville Public Library is seeking a tech-savvy, collaborative individual with demonstrated research and customer service skills. This person will work with the Adult Services staff to answer questions, plan and execute events, maintain library collections, and select materials for purchase. Other responsibilities include checking out materials to patrons and assisting patrons with their library accounts. Work includes evenings and weekends in rotation.

Skills required: Strong communication skills, computer skills, research skills, customer service skills, adaptability, and the ability to work as a team are necessary. A working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system is preferred. Previous library experience is desirable.

Minimum education: Two years of study at an accredited college, university, or technical school.

Starting wage: $16.84/hour, not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Qualified persons should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed City of Platteville Employment Application

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be sent to director@plattevillepubliclibrary.org

Paper applications are acceptable and should be sent to:

Jessie Lee-Jones
Platteville Public Library
225 W Main St
Platteville, WI 53818

Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning on Thursday, February 22, 2024

The City of Platteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information visit: https://plattevillepubliclibrary.org/library-specialist-adult-services-team/

Library Specialist- Youth Services

The Platteville Public Library is seeking a friendly and outgoing individual with demonstrated youth services skills. This person will work with Youth Services staff to assist patrons, plan and execute events, and maintain library collections. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working with children and families, excellent customer service skills, and a passion for literacy and community engagement. Work includes evenings and weekends in rotation.

Skills required: Strong communication skills, computer skills, research skills, customer service skills, adaptability, and the ability to work as a team are necessary. A working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system is preferred. Previous library experience is desirable.

Minimum education:Two years of study at an accredited college, university, or technical school.

Starting wage: $16.84/hour, not to exceed 20 hours per week.

Qualified persons should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed City of Platteville Employment Application

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be sent to director@plattevillepubliclibrary.org.

Paper applications are acceptable and should be sent to

Jessie Lee-Jones
Platteville Public Library
225 W Main St
Platteville, WI 53818

Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning on Thursday, February 22, 2024. 

The City of Platteville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information visit: https://plattevillepubliclibrary.org/library-specialist-youth-services-team/


Modified 1.30.2024