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Employment Opportunities and Internships in Library Science and Instructional Technology

Allentown Public Library

Assistant Cataloger/Technical Services Librarian (Posted 7/23/2014)

The following employment opportunity is currently available. If you are interested in applying for the position listed below, please send a cover letter, resume, and references via email to or in writing to:

Allentown Public Library
Job #/Job Title
1210 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Please include the JOB # and Job Title in the subject line of all email or on the front of all envelopes. No telephone inquiries please. 

Deadline to apply is August 22, 2014.

JOB#4241401: Assistant Cataloger/Technical Services Librarian (FT)

The duties of this full time position (35 hours per week) primarily include the cataloging and classification of a wide range of library materials and providing adult reference services to the public as needed.  This position includes some night and weekend (Saturday) hours.  Also included are paid holidays, generous allowances for personal and vacation time, excellent health and retirement benefits and the option of employee-paid eye and dental benefits.  Salary range for this position is $40K to $45K contingent upon education and experience. 

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Master of Library Science/Information Science degree (preferably from an ALA accredited institution) and a minimum of one year cataloging experience,
  • Experience working with integrated library software systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s Millennium
  • Knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification, LCHS, AACRS, OCLC, MARC and RDA Formats
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Reference Services experience preferred
  • Second Language, preferably Spanish, a plus



Hempfield School District

Elementary Librarian (Multiple Locations) (Posted 7/21/2014)

Full-Time, with benefits, 189 days/year

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current PA Library Science K-12 Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Library Science

Required Documents:

  • Current Act 34 (PA Criminal History) background check
  • Current Act 114 (Federal Criminal) background check
  • Current Act 151 (Child Abuse) background check

Interested candidates should submit an online application. Questions can be directed to

Deadline: August 3, 2014 (applications will not be accepted after this date).



The Vanguard School

School Librarian (Posted 7/19/2014)

Full-time, 10 Month, Monday to Friday, 7:45AM to 3:45PM

VFES seeks a PA certified School Librarian to serve students and staff in The Vanguard School. The School Librarian is responsible for acquiring, maintaining, and providing materials that are supplemental to the classroom instruction program and/or are beneficial to students, staff, or parents. He/she also catalogs all library materials and instructs staff and students in the use of the system and provides a basic library program for the entire school population. In addition, maintains all AV equipment and the production of AV materials.

This is a full-time, 10 month position beginning August 19, 2014.

To apply for this position, interested applicants should e-mail their Cover Letter and Resume to and complete the Job Inquiry Form.



Bethel Tulpehocken Library

Library Director (Posted 7/19/2014)

The Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library seeks a creative and enthusiastic self-starter with a dedication to community service as the director of its popular and growing library. The library serves Bethel and Tulpehocken townships in the northwest corner of rural Berks county. The library was established more than 40 years ago, and recently acquired 900 square feet of additional space which it is excited to renovate and expand into.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 *   managing daily operations
 *   supervising staff
 *   administrating budgets
 *   reaching out to the community
 *   assisting the Board in fundraising
 *   developing the collection
 *   planning programs

A Bachelor's degree in Information Science or a related field is required, and prior experience in a public library setting is a must. Familiarity with PC and library systems software is required. Organizational and interpersonal skills must be outstanding.

Interested parties should send a letter of interest, resumé, salary requirements, and 3 professional references to:

Bethel-Tulpehocken Public Library  Attn: Board
8601 Lancaster Ave.
Bethel, PA 19507



Muhlenberg College

Public Services Assistant, Trexler Library (Posted 7/17/2014)

Under the direction of the Head of Public Outreach and Information Literacy Services, the Public Services Assistant is: responsible for the overall control, functioning, and security of the library facility, its collections and services, and its occupants during specified hours, including evening, late night and weekend hours; supervises activities of student assistants staffing service desks; provides informational and directional assistance to users; serves as link between users and specialized library staff who are not present; makes appropriate referrals to those staff; and performs other duties as assigned and as dictated by the needs of users.

Required qualifications: A baccalaureate degree and related job experience or an associate degree in library technology and experience working in a library. Some knowledge of general library procedures, information resources, computers, and library security concerns. Ability to work and interact effectively with diverse groups of people, including library users, faculty, and students. Ability to respond appropriately to emergency situations, maintain a proper study environment, and employ good judgment in the resolution of disputes. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Demonstrated success in working with the public and a strong commitment to library services. Preferred qualifications: Experience with circulation, reference, marketing, and outreach.

This is a Staff Associate, non-exempt position. Starting salary is $2,100 per month; a nominal increase is awarded following a successful 90-day evaluation. This position is full-time (35 hours per week) with eligibility to all benefits offered by the College. Standard shifts include evening, late night, and weekend hours and include closing shifts. Shifts will change during intersessions and over summers.

To apply, submit letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references by email to Jennifer Jarson, Head of Public Outreach and Information Literacy Services (<>). Review of applications begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. E.O.E.



Kutztown Area School District

Part-time Elementary Librarian (Posted 7/9/2014)

Part-time position starting the 2014-15 school year. PA K-12 Library Science certification required. Elementary experience preferred. The position consists of a part time, two day per week work schedule, at Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary School. Send Standard PA teaching application, resume, transcripts, praxis, certificate, three letters of reference, and any other pertinent paperwork to Or, send to:

Kutztown Area School District
Attn: Mrs. Barbara L. Richard
Assistant to the Superintendent for Human Resources & Public Relations
251 Long Lane Rd
Kutztown, PA 19530

The required application materials must be recieved by Friday, August 1, 2014. Clearances required upon hire. EOE.  The district reserves the right to close any job posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.



Sullivan County Library

Director of Library Services (Posted 7/9/2014)

The Sullivan County Commissioners are seeking a Library Director who is enthusiastic, eager to meet an exciting new challenge, and has entrepreneurial mindset to help move and expand an established institution through the 21st century. The Sullivan County Library located in Dushore, PA, is a small rural library serving Sullivan County.

Under the direction of the Commissioners in cooperation with the Library Advisory Board, the Library Director develops, administers, supervises and coordinates the work of the library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, library automations and information technologies, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity with the policies established by the Board of Commissioners. The applicant should also take pride in delivering personalized library service.

Minimum requirements include two years of college with nine credits in library science. The applicant should have a working knowledge of library administration, technology, budget administration, grant writing, fundraising, community marketing and relations as well as staff management.


This is a salaried position offering competitive pay and county benefits. Resume, cover letter, a list of professional references and salary requirements may be sent to:

Chief Clerk
Sullivan County Courthouse
P.O. Box 157
LaPorte, PA  18626
Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2014



Prince William County Public School District

Director of Library Services (Posted 7/8/2014)

The Prince William County Public School district in the Mannasas Virginia area has regular openings for K-12 Librarians and Technology Specialists. Use the search engine on this site's Employment page to review current opportunities.



McBride Memorial Library

Director of Library Services (Posted 6/26/2014)

The Board of Trustees of the McBride Memorial Library is seeking a Director of Library Services to maintain the operations of a small town library in Berwick, PA, 18603.

The position requires a bachelor’s degree and 12 library science credits. A Master’s degree in Library Science is preferred. Successful candidates should have five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in libraries. Public library experience is preferable.

We are seeking a professional who exhibits a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, while demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills with staff, patrons and volunteers. Duties will include, grant writing, working with staff on community outreach, collection development, library finances and programming for children, youth and adults. Salary will be dependent on education and experience.

Deadline for receipt of application is July 25, 2014

Send a cover letter and resume to OR mail to:

Alice M. Zaikoski
Acting Director
McBride Memorial Library
500 N Market St.
Berwick, PA 18603



Bloomsburg High School

High School Librarian (Posted 6/25/2014)

21st-Century School Librarian - Must have Library Science K-12 certification, effective for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

Please submit the following documentation: PA Standard Teaching Application, resume, PA Teaching Certificate, official transcripts, Praxis results, three letters of recommendation, and current Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances and tuberculosis test results.



Mifflin Community Library

TEMPORARY Youth Services Librarian (Posted 6/24/2014)

August 19 – December 19, 2014

Mifflin Community Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and public-service-oriented part-time professional to coordinate youth services in the Library during our Youth Services Librarian’s leave of absence. Duties include weekly storytimes, special children’s and teen events, and selection of children’s materials for purchase.

The work schedule will ideally be 18 hours/week, including occasional evenings and Saturday mornings, as needed, but fewer hours are possible if necessary. There will be a core schedule for the position, but some variations will be necessary. All staff scheduling is flexible to ensure adequate coverage during all library hours of operation. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Desired Qualifications:

  • Library science degree (MLS preferred) or certification by the State of PA as a provisional librarian with experience in public libraries OR Education degree (elementary preferred) and teaching experience.
  • Significant experience working with youth of various ages.
  • Strong interest in youth services, familiarity with tools and techniques of storytime preparation and presentation, and broad knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Above average computer skills.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some Saturdays and evenings.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Select materials for and maintain the children’s collection.
  • Coordinate storytimes and other children’s programs.
  • Develop programming for teens.

Candidates must provide Criminal Background and Child Abuse clearances. Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, clearances, and the names and contact information for three current references to the following regular mail or email address:

Helen Flynn, Library
Director Mifflin Community Library
6 Philadelphia Avenue Shillington, PA 19607



Wernersville Public Library

Library Director (Posted 6/18/2014)

Wernersville Public Library, serving Wernersville Borough, South Heidelberg Township & Lower Heidelberg Township in Berks County, PA seeks an enthusiastic individual for the position of Library Director. This position is 40 hours per week and reports directly to the Board of Trustees. This position requires Bachelor of Science Degree in Library Science or a Bachelor of Science Degree and completion of at least 12 credit hours of courses in library science courses.

Responsibilities include representing the library at various community events, budgeting, collection development, adult programming, coordinating fundraising activities with the Board of Trustees and Friends of the Library, along with overseeing library staff and other daily operations. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled. Salary is negotiable.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references and clearances to:

Wernersville Public Library
Attn: Mary Young
100 North Reber Street
Wernersville, PA 19565



The Parkland Community Library in Allentown, PA

F/T Head of Research Librarian/Technology Coordinator (Posted 6/12/2014)


  • A Bachelor's Degree in a field commensurate with library science, i.e. Education, English Literature or related field and a...
  • Master's Degree in library science, both from an accredited college or university and...
  • Served in a library for at least three to five years in the capacity of a professional librarian while performing duties in reference, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity preferred.
  • Must have experience with computers, reference databases, on-line reference sources, the Internet.

Thorough knowledge of:

  • HTML authoring software and Web design.
  • Some familiarity with computer networks and server maintenance.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to:

Debbie Jack, Executive Director
Parkland Community Library
4422 Walbert Avenue
Allentown, PA 18104
Or email it to



Red Clay Consolidated School District

Half-Time Librarian at Richey Elementary School (Posted 6/11/2014)

The position does not qualify for state major medical (person could pay for out of pocket) but does have ½ the fringe benefit stipend for full time teachers.

Christine Smith
Manager, Human Resources
Red Clay Consolidated School District
1502 Spruce Avenue
Wilmington, Delaware 19805



 Updated Last 7/23/2014 WJ