West Allis, WI: Library Adult Services Intern – West Allis Public Library

Contact Name: Lisa VandenBoom

Contact Email : lvandenboom@westalliswi.gov

Institution/Organization Name: West Allis Public Library

Job Location: West Allis, WI

Job Title: Library Adult Services Intern

Application Deadline : Monday, 4-17-17

Years of Experience Required: 0

Job Description: The West Allis Public Library is looking for a library and information science student who wishes to supplement his/her studies with some real library-world experience. We have an Adult Services Intern position for a student who can commit to 12-15 hours per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Current enrollment or acceptance in an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate School of Library and Information Science. Priority will be given to those who have completed the course Introduction to Reference Services and Resources.

2017 HOURLY RATE RANGE for a GRADUATE INTERN: $12.00-17.00 (West Allis Resident) $11.76-16.66 (non-West Allis Resident)

HOURS: 12-15 hours per week; includes evening and weekend (Saturday/Sunday) hours


Under direct supervision of the Head of Adult Reference, performs a variety of library science duties to gain exposure to and experience in a broad range of public library work, particular to that of Adult Services.

EXAMPLE of DUTIES: Assist patrons with questions and issues related to the use of West Allis Public Library resources; assist Librarians with developing and teaching computer classes; perform regularly scheduled “walk-throughs” of the public computing spaces and verify the working order of the computers and printers, replenishing supplies as needed; under direct supervision of a librarian, assist patrons in selection and location of print and non-print materials, collection maintenance, in-person and phone reference; assist in the marketing of library resources and programs (i.e. creation of flyers and displays); perform other duties as assigned based on departmental needs.

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Familiarity with library and information studies, including the understanding of the reference interview, library programming, principles of collection development, and instruction methods; knowledge of principles of providing excellent customer service and a desire to serve a diverse public; excellent ability to communicate verbally and in writing with patrons and colleagues; ability to work independently and as part of a team; effective organizational and multi-tasking skills; proven ability to use online library catalogs, Microsoft Office, databases, the internet, and related applications.

HOW TO APPLY: In addition to completion of the City of West Allis’ application form, candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume. Applications should be emailed to Michael Koszalka, Library Director at Michael.Koszalka@mcfls.org. Application forms are available online at http://www.westalliswi.gov/documentcenter/view/189, or at the Human Resources Division, Room 133, City Hall, 7525 West Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, Wisconsin, 53214. Application submittal deadline: MONDAY, April 17th, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

METHOD OF SELECTION: The first step in the selection process will be a review and evaluation of application materials to identify those candidates who appear to be qualified in terms of academic preparation, training, experience, and achievements as these relate to the duties and requirements of the position. To facilitate an accurate evaluation, applicants are encouraged to include, in or with their application materials, clear and specific details about their qualifications. A representative number of better-qualified applicants will then be further evaluated and rated in an interview.

Visit the City of West Allis’ website at www.westalliswi.gov for further information on the West Allis Public Library.

The City of West Allis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, age, marital or veterans’ status, sex, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs or activities.

Upon reasonable notice the City will furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services when necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in and to enjoy the benefits of a service, program or activity provided by the City.

It is the policy of the City of West Allis to provide language access services to populations of persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) who are eligible to be served or likely to be directly affected by our programs. Such services will be focused on providing meaningful access to our programs, services and/or benefits.

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