Outreach Librarian

The Albertson Memorial Library has an opening for an Outreach Librarian.  Full job description below.

Applications are available at the Library located at 200 North Water Street Albany, WI.

If you cannot stop in during our open hours, call for an appointment.


Albertson Memorial Library


Position Title:  Outreach Librarian

Position Reports to: Director

Evaluation Period:  Annually

Hours Weekly: As scheduled


Typical responsibilities of the Position

Under the supervision of the Library Director, performs all the duties and responsibilities of a Library Aide and in addition promotes the library through the web page, social media, print materials and outreach programs.



  1. Provides services in a timely, and confidential manner, working with tact, courtesy, and a friendly attitude.
  2. Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and out materials, creating library cards, renewing and reserving materials, and collecting fines.
  3. Reads shelves and helps maintain them in order.
  4. Shelves materials when needed.
  5. Assists Director in cataloging materials.
  6. Assists with weeding and rearranging materials.
  7. Processes and repairs library materials.
  8. Assists patrons with use of library equipment.
  9. Checks in deliveries of interlibrary loan materials.
  10. Assists patrons in locating materials.
  11. Answers basic reference questions and refers difficult questions to Director.
  12.  Collects mail.
  13.  Empties the book drop.
  14.  Assists with library programs and displays.
  15.  Assists with the promotion of library events and activities.
  16.  Attends training and workshops.
  17.  Performs other related duties or special projects.
  18.  Performs most duties using computers and computer software.
  19. Keeps the Web page up to date. *
  20. Posts weekly on Social Media. *
  21. Creates signage inside and outside the library. *
  22. Creates bulletin boards inside the Library. *
  23. Writes newspaper columns. *
  24. Coordinates library displays including display case. *


Education and Experience:

  1. Education beyond high school two or more years working with the public. A college degree preferred but not required.
  2. Computer skills including database searching, social networking, web page design, familiarity with Microsoft Office programs and basic computer troubleshooting.
  3. Knowledge and support of the principles of intellectual freedom.


Knowledge and abilities:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of library Policies and Procedures. Abides by and implements them.
  2. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Ability to provide outstanding service to patrons and staff alike.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron and staff information.
  5. Operate computers and troubleshoot minor problems.
  6. Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to varied and changing work demands.
  7. Keep records of program attendance and basic library usage statistics.
  8. Ability to use computer software, manage computerized files, perform effective database searches and function well in a web-based environment.
  9. Comprehend and follow directions effectively from Director in both written and oral form, and complete tasks assigned in a timely manner.
  10. Knowledge of recreational and educational need of adults, teens and children along with the knowledge of community interests.  The ability to use this information to determine service needs.


Physical demands:

  1. Ability to operate and troubleshoot a variety of office and library equipment.
  2. Ability to sit, stand, walk, and stoop, bend, twist, and reach, push, pull, and lift objects up to 40 pounds.
  3. Use a computer and telephone for an extended period of time.
  4. Talking and hearing: use of telephone and computers.
  5. Vision: Far vision at 20 feet or further; near vision 20 inches or less.
  6. Mobility: travel to meetings, training and events outside the library.


Mental Requirements:

  1. Ability to prepare a variety of documents including bibliographies, statistical reports, correspondence, public relations announcements, using standard rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.
  2. Ability to record and deliver information, explain procedures, and follow instructions.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively with Library Director, library users, volunteers, library and Village staff, representatives of other libraries, the media, groups of people, and the general public verbally and in writing.
  4. Ability to work with others in a team-oriented environment.


Environmental/Working Conditions:

  1. Inside work environment with occasional outside events.
  2. Flexible work hours, including evenings and Saturdays.
  3. Occasional in-state travel to training and meetings.


Equipment Use:

  1. Calculator, copy machine, desktop computer, printer, fax machine, telephone, scanner, digital camera, e-reader, laptop computer, projector, television, DVD/Blu-ray player, and new equipment as needed.




  1. Employees will be expected to satisfactorily complete a probationary period before attaining permanent status.
  2. Probationary periods will be six months in length, unless recommended by the supervisor and approved by the Library Board, to be extended.
  3. Probationary employees can be discharged any time before completing probation: the Library is not required to show cause in discharging a probationary employee, nor is the employee entitled to appeal the action.