• Sierra maintenance updates Our vendor is applying fairly frequent "maintenance updates" to our system, the most recent one being overnigh Wednesday to Thursday (April 19-20). If you notice a message about an update at the bottom of your Sierra session when you open it, please try to open Sierra on one computer at a time at your library. These udpates should not take long to complete. -Lori 04/20/2017 - 12:16pm
  • Serials and "Verifier Error" There is a problem with editing and deleting some serials (magazine) records in Sierra: users get a "Verifier Error - Field group does not have pattern field(s)" message. This problem is expected to be fixed next week. I'll post an updade when the fix is in place. -Lori 04/19/2017 - 3:01pm
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Digital Resources Specialist - Instructional Resources Service, UW-Stout

The Instructional Resources Service of the University of Wisconsin-Stout seeks an innovative, tech-savvy, collaborative person for the position of Digital Resources Specialist.

The successful candidate will assist in the acquisition, implementation, and management of digital course resources in support of UW-Stout’s curriculum, both on-campus and at a distance, collaborate with publishers and vendors to determine pricing and delivery of digital course resources, translate student and faculty/academic staff class needs into obtaining and developing specific instructional resources, and direct continual assessment to gauge effectiveness and discover means to improve classroom outcomes through the digital resources program.

This is a 12-month position, renewable, reporting to the Instructional Resources Director. Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, Applied Psychology or related field is required. For complete vacancy announcement and to apply online visit http://jobs.uwstout.edu/

Administrative Assistant - L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

The Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library organization is looking for a part‑time Administrative Assistant to provide administrative assistance to the Executive Board of Friends of the Library. This position exists to provide direct support to Friends of the Library Board members, committee chairs, committee members, and volunteers and to serve as liaison with the library staff. In collaboration with the program director, this position provides direct support and seamless transition with Friends’ events and activities. The position is 15 hours a week and offers a flexible schedule.  The starting wage is $12.42 per hour.

Required Qualifications: Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail; strong organizational skills; proofreading skills; must be able to read, write, give, follow, and comprehend oral and written instructions. Must have effective oral and written communication skills; ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with Friends’ volunteers and the public; positive attitude; self-starter with the ability to work unsupervised; ability and initiative to independently manage multiple projects and deadlines; ability to work productively in a flexible environment to meet quickly changing tasks and priorities; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel, and Access; ability to use proprietary database and graphics software; knowledge of and willingness to learn job-related computer hardware and software; ability to efficiently operate a variety of office and specialized equipment.

Desired Qualifications: Bookkeeping or accounting experience; experience with DonorSnap database software; experience creating procedure manuals.

For more information, including detailed responsibilities, please click here.

To apply: Send a letter of application and a resume to: Attn. Maria Baroni, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701 or submit by email to friendsofthelibrary@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.

Review of applications will begin April 15. Questions?  Call Mark Troendle 715-839-6225.

Substitute Library Assistants - Cadott Community Library

The Cadott Library is looking for substitute Library Assistants to fill in for staff sick days and vacation days.  

Wages are $9.00/hr. 


RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION: Under immediate supervision, performs clerical and other library work as required.


1. Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines.

2. Checks in deliveries of interlibrary loan materials.

3. Does typing and filing.

4. Processes, withdraws, repairs, or reconditions library materials.

5. Shelves library materials and reads shelves.

6. Sorts and routes mail.

7. Assists with library programs and displays.

8. Assist patron with ready-reference questions and reader advisory, bibliographic instruction, and database searching.

9. Assists patrons with mechanical operations of library equipment.

10. Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel.

11. Performs other related work as required.


Please email a cover letter and brief resume to cadottpl@cadottlibrary.org by April 28, 2017.

Library Director - Altoona Public Library

The Altoona Public Library in Altoona, WI seeks a well-organized and energetic leader to direct the operations of their library. The library is part of the Indianhead Federated Library System and MORE system.

The library serves a city of about 7,300 residents in one of the fastest growing areas in western Wisconsin. Altoona has the charm of a small town with its convenient proximity to the City of Eau Claire and the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Nestled in the scenic beauty of Lake Altoona and the Eau Claire River, the area offers a variety of arts events and outdoor activities for all ages.

Responsibilities: The Library Director reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall management of the library. Essential duties include building and maintaining our collection, managing the library budget, supervising the library staff of eleven people (5.85 FTEs), planning programs for adult patrons, developing community partnerships, and promoting the library within the City of Altoona and the surrounding area.

Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for Wisconsin Grade 1 certification. A Library Science Master’s Degree is required. Three or more years of library experience is preferred; library administration experience is also desirable. The ideal candidate shall also possess excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with library staff, the Library Board, the City of Altoona, and community organizations. Knowledge of current library practices, technology and trends is required.

Find the full job description here, or visit altoonapubliclibrary.org.

Compensation commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package.

Closing date for applications: April 1, 2017. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference by April 1, 2017 via email to directorsearch@altoonapubliclibrary.org.

University Library Director - University Library, Robert S. Swanson Library & Learning Center, UW-Stout

JOB TITLE: University Library Director

DEPARTMENT: University Library, Robert S. Swanson Library & Learning Center


Appointment: Full-time, 100%, Limited Appointment


The University Library Director is a champion for the department, able to reflect and articulate the philosophy of the University Library to the campus and community and work collaboratively to foster an innovative environment.

Find full vacancy announcement and application details here