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Library Assistant (2 openings)

Assists members of the public at all service points of the library—circulation, youth services, and adult services.  Duties include assisting patrons with specific requests for information and/or assistance, including interlibrary loan and readers’ advisory; circulation of incoming and outgoing materials to patrons; maintenance of departmental materials; assisting with library program delivery; and using computers to perform essential duties.  This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours per week.  Work hours will typically fall between 9am-6pm, Monday through Friday, with some weekend hours required.  Specific days and hours are negotiable.  View full job description.



This is a City of Merrill Grade 3 position, starting at $13.50/hour. Pro-rated benefits include paid vacation/sick leave/holiday/library floating holiday/personal holiday pay.


Required: High school diploma. Preferred: Additional education beyond high school; some experience working in libraries.


A two-time recipient of the Library of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, T. B. Scott Free Library is an architecturally stunning building on the Prairie River in Merrill, Wisconsin. Merrill is traditionally home to the Menominee, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk, and is the gateway to the Wisconsin Northwoods. The library provides service to the residents of the City of Merrill and the surrounding communities of Lincoln County, with a total service population of 21,000.

Equal opportunity and accommodations

Equal access to programs, services and employment opportunities is available to all persons without regard to age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or applicable state and local laws, applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the application and/or interview process should notify Library Director Jessica Zellers at or 715-536-7191. Examples of reasonable accommodations include making a change to the application process; providing written materials in an alternate format such as braille, large print, or audio recording; using a sign language interpreter; using specialized equipment; or modifying testing conditions.

To apply

We welcome people with eclectic education and work experiences as well as people with more traditional histories. If you meet the minimum qualifications, send a resume and a thoughtful cover letter to Laurie Ollhoff at Preferred deadline for submissions is end of day on January 21.

T.B. Scott Free Library
106 West First Street
Merrill, WI 54452

Telephone (715) 536 - 7191

Fax (715) 536 - 1705

Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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