Employment opportunity: Library Associate in Youth Services

Library Associate-Outreach and Community Engagement 
Youth Services Department
La Crosse Public Library


Join the fabulous youth services team at the La Crosse Public Library!

The La Crosse Public Library is currently seeking qualified, outgoing candidates for a brand new full-time Library Associate position in our Youth Services Department. Position requires up to 75% of time out and about in the La Crosse community at local child care centers, organizations serving youth, festivals, farmers markets and more, with the remainder of the time spent assisting in departmental tasks, desk service or programming. Applicants should possess fantastic customer service skills, including adaptability , listening, a great sense of humor and kindness. A keen sense of time management, organization and a willingness to seek out new partnerships and creative service options is key.  Candidates should enjoy working with children, teens, and caregivers equally.


This is a 40-hour per week position, including evening hours and weekends. Flexibility in scheduling is required. Due to the nature of this position, the person hired will work many evenings and weekends and must have the ability to adjust their schedule based on community need.  


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, organizational skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and an uncanny ability to work with the public are required. Previous library or youth focused experience is preferred.  A knack for empathy, enthusiasm, and collaboration are highly valued. Associate’s degree or equivalent required. Valid driver’s license required.


The La Crosse Public Library is committed to building a diverse staff that is representative of our wider community.  Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.  Special consideration will be given to applicants who can demonstrate strong connections within our underserved neighborhoods.


Salary starts at Grade 12, Step 1, or $19.40/hour. Internal candidates may apply for transfer. Benefits include health insurance, state retirement, sick, vacation and holiday hours. Electronic submissions are required. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and completed application to Youth Services Manager, Dawn Wacek, at dwacek@lacrosselibrary.org. Applications will be reviewed beginning September 1, 2017, position to be filled October 1, 2017.

Please see the attached full job description.