2017-2018 Public Library Intern – Wisconsin

Approximate Date of Posting: 7/15/2017

Position: YA & Adult Public Library Intern

To provide public service at the Adult and Youth Services desks, plan and present programs for tweens and teens, and assist with other duties such as weeding, collection development, and displays.

Location: Stoughton, Wisconsin

Company/Organization  City of Stoughton

Schedule/Hours: Ability to work some nights and Saturdays as scheduled

Time Frame:  Sept 2017- May 2018

Compensation $12.24 an hour

Source: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=b82e60bd5fdb6c81&q=Library+Science+Summer+Internship&tk=1bl2ebv2f1d8pfq4&from=ja&alid=5746e0c2e4b00f6d0c49474c&utm_source=jobseeker_emails&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=job_alerts&rgtk=1bl2ebv2f1d8pfq4


  • Provide assistance to library users at the Adult or Youth service desks, working with people of all ages. Ability to work some nights and Saturdays as scheduled.
  • Provide reference service and reader’s advisory to library users. Place holds and request materials for library users. Issue and renew library cards. Maintain neat work area and equipment.
  • Assist and train library users in the use of library technology such as self-checkouts, computer reservations, internet, etc.
  • Alone and in cooperation with Adult and Youth Services staff, plan and present programs for teens (grades 6 and up) and tweens (grades 4-7). Provide outreach programming at the Stoughton Area Youth Center.
  • Assist with adult and teen collection development by reading reviews and making purchase suggestions to library staff. Weed assigned sections of materials.
  • Create bulletin boards and book displays as assigned by Adult Services librarian.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Current enrollment in a Masters of Library and Information Sciences program from an ALA-accredited college with a graduation date after April 2018 preferred
  • At least one year of library experience with a background in adult or youth services desired
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of confidentiality of library records
  • Computer skills including database searching and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with Koha ILS/LinkCat OPAC or other ILS desired
  • Experience with e-readers and computer troubleshooting desired
  • Experience working with teens and/or tweens desired.


  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot a variety of office and library equipment including personal computers, photocopier, telephone, a variety of printers and other office machines, microfilm reader, and the Library’s integrated library system (Koha)
  • Ability and transportation to work a flexible schedule to be arraigned. Schedule will include days, nights, and Saturdays. We will work around your course schedule.
  • Ability to lift and place boxes and other objects weighing up to 40 pounds onto carts
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, and balance in order to provide program activities and other essential functions
  • Ability to stand or to sit for extended periods of time

Supervisory Abilities

  • Ability to supervise the operations of the Adult or Youth service desks

Mathematical Ability

  • Ability to calculate percentages, fractions, and decimals

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication

  • Ability to speak comfortably to members of the public
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents including technical manuals, library databases, reference materials, and the library’s integrated library system (Koha)
  • Ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow instructions
  • Ability to use and interpret library science and automation terminology
  • Ability to communicate effectively with library users, volunteers, Library & City staff, representatives of other libraries, groups of people, and the general public verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work with others in a team-oriented environment

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives

Environmental Adaptability

  • Ability to work effectively in a typical library environment

Website: http://www.stoughtonpubliclibrary.org/seeking-library-school-student-intern



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