800 Borner Street North
Prescott, WI 54021
Position Opening - Prescott Public Library Director
The Prescott Public Library is seeking an organized, energetic, and forward thinking professional leader to manage the library operations and to plan, direct and coordinate its programs of service.
Prescott, Wisconsin is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers and has a population of 4,300. Prescott offers small town living combined with the proximity to the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN metropolitan areas. The Prescott Library serves the surrounding Wisconsin townships as well as the city and has a circulation of 60,000 items.
Responsibilities: The Library Director reports to a 7-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the management of the library. The Library Director supervises a staff of 5 part-time employees. Essential duties include managing the library budget, overseeing the library’s ongoing collection of materials, and promoting the library and its programs and services to the community, with special interest in maintaining its popular children’s programs and expanding programs for patrons of all ages. This position will include some weeknight and/or weekend hours.
Qualifications: Candidates must be eligible for Grade 2 Wisconsin Public Librarian Certification. A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Masters in Library Science (MLS) is preferred and at least 4 years of experience in the field is preferred with a comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures. Knowledge of current technology and library trends is desired. An ideal candidate will also possess effective oral and written communication skills and have excellent interpersonal skills.
Compensation: Salary range is dependent on education and experience and includes excellent benefits.
Deadline for Submission: Interviews will be held as desirable applications are received until position is filled.
Please email your resume, cover letter, completed application and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail to:
Charity Lubich, Board President
Prescott Public Library
800 Borner St. N.
Prescott, WI 54021
Coloring Craze (for adults)
6:30-7:30 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month
Drop in on the 4th Thursday of every month. Coloring Craze is cancelled only if the library is closed.
Have you heard that coloring ... reduces stress? Creates calm? Is fun? Come try it and see!
This program is free of charge; registration is not required. Ages 18 and older only, please.
Prescott Book Club
Meets on the first Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the library. You must register through Community Education. Open to those 21 years and older.
Please call Community Education at 715-262-4676 for details or to register or go to www.prescott.k12.wi.us and choose Community Education under the Community tab.
Job Center of Wisconsin @ the Prescott Public Library
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of every month
Job Service will conduct a series of seminars related to employment search. Seminars will be on the 2nd Monday of each month during the first hour. The hour long seminars will include a brief presentation and a Q&A. Individual appointments can be scheduled as always at your convenience.
Need help finding a job - creating a resume, searching for jobs on-line, filling out applications, etc? The Job Center of Wisconsin offers help with all of these. Job Center counselors are available at the Prescott Public Library on the above days, or call 715-821-0053 and make an appointment that fits your schedule.Check out the helpful resources available from the Job Center of Wisconsin at their website.Job Center is a service of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Tech Time is one-on-one technology training with a library staff member in 45-minute sessions. You will get customized, individual, hands-on instruction to help answer your questions and solve your problems. You may bring your own laptop or device or use a library computer. By appointment only. Call the library at 715-262-5555 for more information or to make an appointment.