The Mercer Library is hiring!

Part-Time Library Assistant – 25 hours/week

The Mercer Public Library in Mercer, Wisconsin, is hiring two part-time positions to provide quality library service to our community: a Circulation & Technical Services Library Assistant and a Circulation & Programming Library Assistant.

We are seeking candidates with great customer service skills, attention to detail, the ability to work independently, a love of libraries, interest in books and other media, knowledge of basic office software, and the ability to learn new technology. Candidates must be a reliable team player, enjoy working with all ages, and be dedicated to the library principles of intellectual freedom and equitable service to all. Experience in libraries, cataloging, and youth programming are a plus.

Minimum qualifications: high school diploma or equivalent, computer experience, and the ability to type accurately, effectively communicate with library patrons and other staff, follow written and oral instructions, perform basic mathematical calculations accurately, lift 25 lbs., move around the library, file library materials accurately, adhere to confidentiality rules, and maintain a safe and welcoming environment for all library visitors.

Desired qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Professionalism, reliability, and the ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Experience in public library work, library cataloging, or program planning
  • Interest in books, reading, and popular media
  • Knowledge of basic office procedures
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and to follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and engage in a variety of work

These are part-time positions for an average of 25 hours per week, with some evenings and weekends required. Compensation begins at $17.00/hour with the opportunity for increase upon the successful completion of a probationary period; holidays and other PTO; and participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

For more information about these positions, consult the job descriptions:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. First review of applications will begin on December 5, 2022.

The Mercer Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to