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MANDEL PUBLIC LIBRARY OF WEST PALM BEACH

Children's Librarian

Description

The Mandel Public Library in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach, Florida is hiring! The Mandel Public Library offers the creative, challenging, and collegial environment that brings out the best in staff. We encourage original thinking, initiative, and dreaming big.

Our Youth Services Department serves as a fabulous example.  Employee"entrepreneurship" has created:

•  Amazing summer reading programs that are more like a theme park adventure, with topics ranging from Dragonology to Explore Space! In 2011, the Library was the sole recipient of the ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program grant.

•  Science Projects 101 teaches children and their families to complete a science project from start to finish.

•  Our Homework Centers (one for teens, one for younger children) are grant- supported programs with certified teachers helping children with academics four afternoons a week during the school year.

•  Our Summer Academy fills the same role in the summer months and helps to prevent the "summer slide."

•  Let's Read brings trained reading volunteers into local schools and books into the homes of children who might not otherwise have them.

 

The Library itself is a beautifully designed space with areas designed for teens as well as younger children.  Our staff is involved in decision making as to goals, policies, and the future of the Library. Several of our staff have been here for more than a quarter of a century and are still enthusiastic about creating an even better Library.  We are excited about what our next great idea might be. Others have used our library as a launching pad and have moved on to positions of leadership in the library world.  The Mandel Public Library is also located in downtown West Palm Beach that offers gorgeous weather, limitless outdoors adventures, world-class culture, dining, entertainment and shopping!

 

Requirements

This position as Children's Librarian provides reference and reader's advisory for the youth services department, provides story hours, children's programs, customer service to children and their caregivers. Promotes library services with local schools. Coordinates outreach programs. Works on projects as assigned to promote an interactive creative educational experience and performs related duties as assigned. This position includes working nights  and weekends.

 

Job Information

Location:

West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401, United States

Job ID:

26458463

Posted:

January 8, 2016

Position Title:

Children's librarian

Company Name: Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Library Type:

Public Library

Job Category:

Children's

Entry Level:

No

Job Type:

Full-Time

Job Duration:

Indefinite

Min Education:

Master's Degree

Min Experience:

0-1 Year

Required Travel:

0-10%

Salary:

$43,967.00- $69,969.00 (Yearly Salary)

 


 

HELLERTOWN LIBRARY

Part time Circulation Desk Assistant

 

Part time Circulation Desk Assistant needed immediately.

Work in a pleasant environment assisting patrons, opening and closing library and shelving items. Late afternoons,

evenings and Saturdays. Knowledge of Windows based

applications necessary, love of libraries a must. Please send a cover letter and resume to

mailto:director@hellertownlibrary.orgVisit http://www.hellertownlibrary.org/for more information.

 


 

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY PASSHE (PA)

Library Technical Services Technician

opening date: 02/02/16

closing date: 02/26/16 11:59pm

 

This position supervises the cataloging and materials processing work area for the Rohrbach Library, and performs advanced technical library work in the Cataloging Department including work that requires the knowledge and application of technical and complex library procedures. This person catalogs and/or processes print, AV, e­book and streaming video items; maintains the online catalog; updates computer software; maintains electronic records using bulk processing methods; and keeps statistics.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Intermediate level computer skills are required

Ability to work with detailed procedures and records

Four years of library­clerical work including two years of advanced library clerical work comparable to the Library Assistant and graduation of high school OR

Two years of advance library clerical work, and an associate degree or equivalent training with major course work in library science.

Ability to work independently.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Advanced computer skills

Ability to write and understand computer programs and code

Supervisory experience

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

 

Applications & Resumes will be accepted until position is filled, however; to ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than close of business February 12, 2016.

 

The starting salary for this position is $35,364, annually.

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application/resume system ONLY. Please do not fax, mail, or e­mail any documentation.

Successful interview, reference checks, background clearances (PA Criminal, Child Abuse Clearance & FBI Clearance), and demonstration of ability are requisite qualifications for all positions.

The University is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations. Kutztown University is an AA/EOE/member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minority candidates.

Applicants for employment are subject to criminal background check.

If you have questions, please email the Human Resources department at mailto:humanresources@kutztown.edu

NOTICE

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

A Member of the State System of Higher Education

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report

This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on­campus; in certain off­campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Kutztown University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety & Police Services at one of the following: Mailing address: Kutztown University, Department of Public Safety & Police Services, P.O. Box 730 Kutztown, PA 19530 Phone 610­683­4002

/ Fax 610­683­1530 Email: mailto:publicsafety@kutztown.edu

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kutztownedu/default.cfm

 

PO Box 730

Kutztown, PA 19530

610 683 1353

HumanResources@kutztown.edu

Position #2015­0245

LIBRARY TECHNICAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN JF

Library Technical Services Technician Supplemental Questionnaire

* 1. Are you a current employee of Kutztown University?

Yes

No

 

2. What is your present classification?

 

3. Which KU Department do you currenty work for?

 

4. Please Indicate in the space below any qualifications or skills which you possess that are pertinent to this position: (Although it is not required, attaching a resume would be advantageous.)

 

* Required Question

 


 

PARKLAND COMMUNITY LIBRARY

P/T Computer Aide, 20 Hours per week position

The Parkland Community Library is conductiong a search for a part-time Computer Aide.

Responsibilties:

Assist patrons with the use of internet, creating email addresses, and use of MS Office products

  • Assist patrons who need additional computer time using Envisionware software
  • Assist patrons with releasing print jobs and payment for printouts
  • Assist patrons with public fax
  • Monitor computer use
  • Other duties as assigned

Satisfactory completion of a criminal history, child abuse screening, and FBI fingerprinting prior to employment and every three years thereafter are required.

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to Debbie Jack at jackd@parklandlibrary.org   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


 


 

SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP LIBRARY

Youth Services Specialist 

 

If You are:

•         Highly energetic and creative, understanding the public library is the heart of a healthy community.

•         Filled with vision to take a strong children's department and make it better than we've dreamed.

•         A master of programming who will engage a community of highly intelligent and inquisitive children.

•         Knowledgeable about children's and young adult resources in all formats.

•         Able to develop relationships with schools, daycares and other organizations that serve youth.

•         Adept at working with other library staff.

•         Unfamiliar with the word 'impossible.'

 

We are:

•         A vibrant public library in southwestern Allegheny County.

•         Part of one of the top-ranked school districts in Pennsylvania.

•         A growing community whose residents move here for the education offered through the school and our library.

•         Part of the Allegheny County Library Association, with access to the plethora of resources they provide.

 

If You have:

•         A background in youth services.

•         A passion for connecting children and books.

•         The MLIS degree or other relevant experience.

•         A love of libraries and the power they have to change the world.

•         A sense of humor and fearlessness.

 

We have:

•         The smartest and cutest children in the world (really, we're not exaggerating).

•         An active children's schedule that includes science, art and math programming, and weekly chess clubs attracting up to 50 children.

•         A Summer Bridge program for curriculum enrichment/review.

•         A partnership with the Bridgeville Public Library that enhances both libraries' resources.

•         A tiny library with a terrific collection.

•         The opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art dream facility.

•         An outstanding staff filled with extroverts who take pride in their work.

•         A community that is passionate about the library.

•         A supportive local government.

The position is available immediately.  Salary range is $31,000- $36,000 commensurate with experience and expertise.  To apply, please send a resume, meaningful cover letter and list of professional references to:

Cheryl Napsha, Director

South Fayette Township Library

515 Millers Run Road

Morgan, PA  15064

napshac@einetwork.net

No telephone calls, please.

 


 

RACHEL KOHL COMMUNTIY LIBRARY


Youth Services Librarian 

The Rachel Kohl Community Library, located in Glen Mills, Pa, is conducting a search for a Youth Services Librarian. The Rachel Kohl Community Library serves the Pennsylvania Delaware County Communities of Bethel, Chadds Ford, Chester Heights, Concord, and Thornbury. To learn more about our Library, visit our web site at www.kohllibrary.org.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

  • Plans and coordinates the operation of the Children's Room and the Young Adult Section
  • Maintains the Children's and Young Adult collection
  • Serves as Youth Services reference librarian by assisting children and their parents/caregivers
  • Plans, executes, advertises, and measures children's programs.
  • Prepares and delivers a regular series of storytime programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners
  • Attend regularly Delaware County Youth Services meetings
  • Prepares regular reports for Library Director
  • Cooperates as a team member with all Library staff in performing any professional or non-professional duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.
  • Performs outreach services

 

Reports to Director, with oversight from Library Board of Trustees.

Full time position. 40 hours/week. Occasional evenings and weekends.  Salary commensurate with experience.

  

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Minimum Qualifications: Must have a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or be within six months of completing a degree and have youth services experience. All library positions require a PA state criminal background check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance and a FBI fingerprint based federal criminal history background check.

 

Skills: Community oriented.  Creativity and problem-solving abilities. Superior communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to function as a team member. Computer skills, including word processing and social media.   

Interested applicants should submit their confidential resume to rkdirector@delcolibraries.org

 

The deadline for submitting resumes is February 15, 2016, and applicants must possess the education, skills, and experience described.

 

Amy Abella

 

Director

Rachel Kohl Community Library

687 Smithbridge Road

Glen Mills, PA 19342

610-358-3445

http://www.kohllibrary.org

 


 

LOWER MACUNGIE LIBRARY

Catalog/Reference Librarian

Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Cataloger/Reference Librarian catalogs both print and non-print items, performs reference and information duties, and collection development

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Cataloging:

•  Efficiently catalog both print and non-print materials, according to RDA (Resource Description Access), Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACRII), Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC 21), and Library of Congress cataloging standards

•  Work independently as well as collaboratively, performing original cataloging when necessary

•  Clean up records and authority files

•  Work with the Integrated Library System(ILS) to streamline the cataloging process

•  Take the initiative to address any problems relating to cataloging duties

Reference and Information:

•  Be available for reference requests

•  Provide educational opportunities for library staff to develop their reference skills

Collection Development:

•  Select adult non-fiction for the library collection

Circulation:

•  Provide assistance at the Circulation Desk as needed

Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Library Management:

•  Knowledge of the theories, principles, and objectives of library science, current trends and developments in the field, and library organization theories

•  Knowledge of library reference sources, print and online

•  Experience in collection development and programming

•  Knowledge of children's, young adult and adult literature

•  Knowledge of online automation

•  Ability to develop and carry out program services

•  Understand library circulation policies as stated in the 'LML Circulation Policies and Procedures Manual'

Communication:

•  Ability to follow written and verbal communications

•  Ability to communicate complex ideas orally and in writing to a broad variety of audiences

Community Relations:

•  Knowledge of public relations procedures

•  Ability to effectively communicate the library's mission and need to stakeholders, including elected officials, community members, and other interested parties

Tools and Equipment Used:

•  Library computer system, Internet and the library's website, word processing and database management software, copy, fax, scan and telephone

•  Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, with the ability to create, edit, format, and integrate a wide range of documents including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and familiarity with Access

Work Environment:

•  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Education, Experience and Training:

•  The Library shall employ as Cataloger/Reference Librarian, only persons who hold a Master's degree in Library Science

•  Upon employment will meet the Commonwealth Libraries annual requirement for continuing education

•  A minimum of three years experience as a cataloger/reference librarian

•  Satisfactory completion of a criminal history, child abuse screening, and FBI fingerprinting prior to employment and every five years thereafter

Questions may be directed to:

Kathee Rhode

Executive Director

Lower Macungie Library

3450 Brookside Road

Macungie, PA  18062

610-966-6864

http://www.lowermaclib.org


 

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE

Internship

 

Musselman Library at Gettysburg College is searching for a motivated and responsible candidate for our full-time, one-year paid internship (with benefits!).  The internship is intended for a recent college graduate (or one who will graduate this spring) interested in pursuing a career in information science, librarianship, or archives and records management.   Previous interns have gone on to complete graduate degrees in library and information studies and are now working as information professionals. 

 

The full job description and instructions for applying are available on the Library Web site at http://www.gettysburg.edu/library/information/general/internships/holley.dot/.  Please encourage interested students to apply.  This is a great way to support your students and encourage them to consider librarianship as a profession!

 

Application materials must be submitted through the Gettysburg College online system: https://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/1611/. This position will remain open through February 19, 2016.

 

Questions may be directed to:

Meggan Smith

Research & Instruction Librarian

(717) 337-7009

 


 

THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Weigle Information Commons: WIC Desk Internship

 

Availability: one year long position open beginning February 2016

Hours: 20 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours required.

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview:
Reporting to the Director of the Information Commons, the WIC Desk Intern handles core student assistance activities. Primary requirements are the ability to work independently, comfort working with patrons, strong communication skills, familiarity with technology and software, and flexibility. Evening and weekend hours are expected.
The WIC is a collaborative space on the first floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Center; details are at http://commons.library.upenn.edu (Interns may also help staff the Education Commons.)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for all visitors to the Commons, handling directional and general questions. Assist patrons with services and equipment. Refer students to academic support services
  • Assist patrons in following the policies and procedures of the Commons, especially with regards to group study room reservations
  • Assist instructors and faculty with educational technology
  • Provide overview of Commons services, technology, and programs to visitors
  • Schedule rooms and appointments for Commons staff and program partners
  • Handle signage and questions relating to course sessions, workshops and special events hosted by the Commons
  • Design and conduct technology training workshops for students and faculty
  • Write blog posts and ad-hoc reports
  • Conduct social media, web and print outreach for Commons activities
  • Track and communicate with Library staff about equipment and facilities issues
  • Work with the Director to develop online and print documentation
  • Provide appointment-based assistance to patrons and students

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate degree program in library or information science or related field is expected.
  • Previous experience in an academic setting preferred; previous experience in an academic library or in providing academic support services highly desirable.
  • Public services orientation, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills needed
  • Attention to detail and the ability to juggle multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet and searching software applications required. Candidates should be comfortable with and enthusiastic about educational technologies.
  • Teaching experience preferred

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of:
Elizabeth Martin
martinev@pobox.upenn.edu
Please write "WIC Desk Internship" in the subject line.

 

Weigle Information Commons: WIC Desk Internship

Penn Libraries

Philadelphia, PA

http://www.library.upenn.edu/hr/internship/wicdeskintern.html

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 


 

DICKINSON COLLEGE

Library Technician - Access and Building Services

Library & Information Services

 

Dickinson College Library seeks a detail oriented, customer service-driven individual to join our collaborative access services team.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to: interact comfortably, effectively, and professionally with users and visitors of all types; complete work accurately in an environment of constant interruption; manage situations of a wide range of importance and challenge; maintain confidentiality; pay close attention to detail; and be flexible, creative, and adaptable to continuous change.

 

For a list of specific qualifications and to apply online to this staff position visit https://jobs.dickinson.edu/.  Review of applications will begin on February 5, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. 

 

Dickinson is committed to diversity and we encourage candidates who will contribute to meeting that goal to apply. Applications and nominations of women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

 


 

MANSFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Head Librarian

The Board of Directors of the Mansfield Free Public Library of Mansfield, PA located in North Central PA's scenic Tioga County is seeking applicants for the position of Head Librarian.

 

Successful candidate must possess good verbal and written communication skills.  Competent computer skills and ability to assist the public with technology needs is required.  Must have good planning, budgeting, and social medial skills.  Willingness to be involved in fundraising and grant writing.  Candidate should be community oriented and will be responsible for supervising small staff and volunteers.

 

Minimum requirements: 2 years of college coursework, 9 credits in Library Science.  Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Send cover letter, resume, and references to Search Committee, 71 North Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933 or e-mail to Attention Search Committee at mail to: mfpl@epix.netAn EEO/AA Employer

 


 

BUCKS COUNTY FREE LIBRARY

Special Services Clerk; Collection Management Department

Job Summary: The Special Services Clerk performs a variety of routine clerical and data entry duties related to the borrowing and lending of library materials to library users and among public libraries throughout the Bucks County public library system, a consolidated system of seven branch libraries and a wider 18-member federated library system. The Special Services Clerk performs a variety of clerical tasks related to preparing materials for library use. The Special Services Clerk performs both routine and moderately complex tasks involved with data entry into a database of bibliographic information (Integrated Library System). This is a bargaining unit position.

 

Minimum Requirements: 

·    Requires some high school education or training. Some college and familiarity with public libraries is a plus.

·    Six months to one year related experience.

 

Schedule:  Part time - 20 hours per week. Mondays - Fridays 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

                       

Compensation:  $11.20 per hour probationary rate; $11.53 per hour regular rate

 

Apply By:  February 9, 2016; however, applicants will be considered on a rolling basis

 

To Apply:  A Link to the job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter, résumé (optional), and complete the pre-employment testing.  Pre-employment testing consists of four tests:  basic skills test, customer service profile, typing test, and a computer literacy and Internet knowledge test (about 52 minutes for all four).

 

http://buckslib.org/library-jobs/

http://buckslib.wufoo.com/forms/m2mqraa14fs3s8/

 


 

MANOR PUBLIC LIBRARY

Assistant to the Librarian

The Assistant to the Librarian will provide assistance to the Librarian by interacting regularly with patrons to enable them to take full advantage of available Library resources. This person must be outgoing, friendly and readily adaptable to changing priorities. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with the patrons, will be positive and self-motivated, and will do whatever is necessary to support the Librarian and the goals and policies of the Manor Public Library.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma; past library experience.
  • Past experience working with children preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. Ability to provide basic computer instruction and assistance to patrons.
  • Ability to write and type effectively.
  • Knowledge of and interest in books and literature.
  • Some familiarity with basic reference resources both, print and online..

 

Core Responsibilities

  • Assist the Librarian with daily duties as well as special projects.
  • Operate the automated circulation system to check out materials to patrons, check in returned items, collect overdue fines and reserve materials as needed.
  • Process Interlibrary Loan requests.
  • Shelve materials.
  • Register new patrons in the computer and issue new Library cards.
  • Assist patrons in the selection and location of books and non-print materials.
  • Assist in maintaining the general neatness and attractiveness of the Library and its displays.
  • Answer telephone and refer calls as necessary.
  • Make simple repairs on damaged books and materials.
  • Assist with children's programming, including Story Hours and Summer Reading Program.
  • Perform related work as required.

 

Terms of Employment

  • This is a part-time position of 18-20 hours per week, including some evenings and every other Saturday.
  • Starting salary: $9.00/ hour or commensurate with experience.
  • Three-month trial period for benefit of candidate and Board to mutually evaluate job requirements and performance, 90 days from hire date.

To apply and for more details, please email Shannon Metcalfe at manorpublic.library@comcast.net

 


 

DOWNINGTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Long-Term Sub for High School Librarian

  

Downingtown West High School in the Downingtown Area School District (DASD) is looking for a graduate from a Library Science program to fill a long-term sub position. The position is for the 2016-2017 school year.  DASD has a progressive library program. The library has recently undergone a new renovation, has been genrefied, includes maker spaces, has an active library club, technology, and a full-time aide.

For more information, please use the contact information below:

Mrs. Michelle Nass

School Librarian

Downingtown High School West

(610) 269-4400 x7510

@dwestlibrary

http://adventuresinlibrary.blogspot.com/

 


 

LOWER MACUNGIE LIBRARY

Library Assistant

 

Lower Macungie Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant with a flexible 20 hours per week schedule of three evenings and most Saturdays at $10.50 to start.  We are looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability. Public library experience preferred.

 

Please email resume and three references to:

Kathee Rhode, Executive Director

3450 Brookside Road

Macungie, PA  18062

610-966-6864

katheer@lowermaclib.org

 

Reporting to the Circulation Manager, the Library Assistant helps librarians prepare and organize materials and assist users in locating the appropriate resources.  Responsible for daily library operations at the circulation desk, the Library Assistant duties include using the ILS, Internet, and other technologies to share information.

 

 Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 

•         Understand library circulation policies as stated in the 'LML Circulation Policies and Procedures Manual' and implement them independently at the circulation desk

•         Understand and utilize all aspects of the Symphony Circulation module

•         Understand and be able to assist patrons with online resources

•         Demonstrate positive customer (patron) relations

•         Demonstrate positive relations with and respect for co-workers

•         Maintain a part-time weekly schedule which includes working three evenings per week and at least three Saturdays per month

•         Incorporate policy change, schedule change and new assignments into daily schedule

•         Assume extra responsibilities regularly (e.g.: book drop, morning checklist, etc.)

•         Maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate flexibility as the needs of the library and of the circulation desk fluctuate to reflect increased use of the Library and its collections

•         Shelve library materials, placing checked-in materials on the shelving carts in shelf order.  Look for any damage and evaluate item to be directed to be repaired or removed    from the collection.  Accurately shelve all items in accordance with local and Dewey-assigned call numbers.  Identify the need to shelve materials and independently make the decision to do so

•         Performs other tasks and special assignments as required

•         Organize a display in the library during one month of the year

•         Attend monthly mandatory staff meeting 

 

Tools and Equipment Used:

 

•         Library computer system; personal computer, word processing software, copy and facsimile machine, and telephone

Physical Demands

•         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch.

•         The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

 

•         The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  

Education, Experience and Training:

  

•        No formal education is required beyond a high school diploma, although familiarity with computers is essential.  Knowledge of databases, library automation systems, and online  public access systems is particularly valuable.  Need to pay close attention to detail, as the proper shelving or storage of materials is essential

•        The employee will meet the Commonwealth Libraries annual requirement for continuing education

•        Substantial experience in public services and dealing with the public

•        Satisfactory completion of a criminal history, child abuse screening, and FBI fingerprinting prior to employment

 


 

LOWER MACUNGIE LIBRARY

Cataloger/Reference Librarian

The Lower Macungie Library is seeking an innovative, energetic and personable individual to perform cataloging and reference desk duties. This position is not for the cataloger who wants to surround themselves with walls of books as they process MARC records all day.  We are looking for someone who loves finding the best ways to organize and process our collection to meet our community's needs and who will work collaboratively with other library staff to help patrons with reference questions.

Requirements:

  •         MLS/MLIS is required
  •         Minimum of three years' experience as a cataloger
  •         Experience in original and copy cataloging of print and non-print materials according to RDA, AACR2, MARC 21, LCSH and Dewey classification.
  •         Extensive experience with library reference sources, print and online

 

A 29 hour work week will be scheduled during business days (Monday through Friday). Wage begins at $15.00 per hour.

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Microsoft Word format to katheer@lowermaclib.org.  Mailing address: Kathee Rhode, Executive Director, Lower Macungie Library 3450 Brookside Rd. Macungie, PA 18062. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 


 

EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Collection Development Librarian

Book lover wanted. Emmaus Public Library is seeking a well-rounded, avid reader as Collection Development Librarian. Our patrons are well-read and gregarious, with an eclectic choice in reading material. Our collection consists of a total of about 100,000 items, built over a 75 year period. Primary responsibility will be the Selection, Acquisition, and Cataloging of our adult fiction and non-fiction print, audio and electronic collections, and sorting the substantial volume of donations received daily. One-on-one Readers Advisory will be a very important part of this position, which includes Front Desk shifts. Must enjoy discussing all kinds of books with customers. Selection of materials is based on library journals, but also by following a wide assortment of media outlets and reading-related sources. You must have at least three years' experience in public service, book selection and cataloging, but we will train you on using our unique ILS software. Computer skills should be intermediate, including advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite. MLS required, from ALA accredited university preferred.

 

Average 35 hours/week is considered full-time. Monday through Thursday, one evening per week, and one/two Saturdays per month. Exact schedule is flexible. Salary $15-18/hour. No health benefits. Vacation, Holiday, and Sick leave after six months. Wear your jeans to work! State and FBI clearances required upon hire. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, move freely, and lift up to 40 pounds. Sorting donations is a physically strenuous task. Open until filled.

 

Anticipated start date: March 14, 2016.

 

Letter and resume emailed to emmauslibraryjob@gmail.com or mailed to Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., Emmaus, PA 18049. No phone calls or walk-ins.

 


 

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Last Updated 2/12/2016 KC