We Have an Early Literacy Kid's Librarian Opening!!

Hey, come work with us!! Due to an upcoming retirement, we have a fabuloso-fulltime job opening coming up here at La Crosse Public Library on our crack Youth Services team. Here's the ad. Now brush up that resume and throw your hat - or helmet - in the ring!

Amaze us! If you’re hungry for challenge, and welcome the opportunity to network within the community to create amazing results, love collaboration and trying out new ideas, and are fearless in your approach to great service using tech and non-tech means, you may be who we are looking for!  Due to a retirement, we seek a motivated, dynamic ideas person to join our children’s services team in beautiful La Crosse, Wisconsin - someone who loves to work with kids and families; has outstanding customer service skills; is outgoing with a great sense of humor and has the ability to sell the library and literacy to everyone in our community.  Strong skills in early literacy/preschool programming and services are key as well as ability to create reality from blue-sky visioning.  Bonus consideration to those who can leap tall buildings in a single bound! The successful candidate for this full-time position will have an MLS and experience working in public library youth services or the equivalent in education and experience.  In return, you will have the opportunity to work with a seasoned team of professionals, be coached by the 2010 Wisconsin Librarian of the Year, receive an excellent benefit package, be in a strong professional development environment and  transform traditional library services.  Salary negotiable from $44,000. For further information and necessary qualifications, please visit us at: www.lacrosselibrary.org. Electronic submissions only; interested applicants can electronically submit a resume with references and cover letter to Youth Services Coordinator Marge Loch-Wouters at marge@lacrosselibrary.org. Applications accepted until November 16, 2012.

La Crosse is famous for its exceptional natural beauty.  The city (metropolitan population 126,838 based on the 2010 census) is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River below towering bluffs. Abundant water and woodlands provide year-round recreation sites for hiking, biking, skiing, hunting, camping, and other outdoor activities.  La Crosse is also home to two universities, a technical college, a symphony orchestra, excellent theatrical and cultural events, and superb health care facilities. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge is a major flyway for migratory birds and boasts the longest river refuge in the continental United States.

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  1. If only I lived closer! I would love to work with you again! Jen

  2. I wish this job was on Long Island NY. I would jump at the chance! I have been even know to jump some short buildings! :-)

  3. I heart this job ad. And I've said that like a hundred times.

    1. Thanks, we hope it piques people's interest. It's really a great opportunity!