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RACC's Yocum Library (Posted 04/21/2015)

Circulation Staff Member

RACC's  Yocum Library is seeking a part-time circulation staff member who can work Monday and Wednesday evenings --  arrival time is negotiable (4:30-6 p.m.) but ending time is 9:30 p.m. The hourly rate is $9.75. This position is year-round.   Please contact me if you  have questions or are interested in applying.  

Mary Ellen G. Heckman
Assistant Dean of Library Services & Learning Resources
Reading Area Community College
610-372-4721 extension 5061



Exeter Community Library (Posted 04/20/2015)

Assistant Librarian – Youth Services

The Exeter Community Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and public-service-oriented part-time employee to assist the Children's Librarian.

HOURS: The work schedule will be 30 hours a week. The core schedule for the position is as follows:

  • Tuesdays thru Thursdays 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Fridays 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturdays 9 AM - 12:30 PM.

All staff scheduling is flexible to ensure adequate coverage during all library hours of operation.

STARTING DATE: April 1, 2015 The position will remain open until filled.

STARTING SALARY: $10.00 / hour
Applicants must have the following three clearances: PA Child Abuse Clearance,
PA Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Background Check.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum a high school diploma bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Significant experience working with youth of various ages.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills.
  • Above average computer skills
  • (Microsoft Word, & Publisher, Excel, and general Internet use; knowledge of Polaris ILS a plus)
  • General knowledge of children's literature, authors and illustrators preferred.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Must be able to lift 25 - 50 lbs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Children's Room operations during evenings and weekends, to include being aware of and enforcing Children's Room and general library policies and procedures.
  • Conduct first-level reference services for all ages and refer patrons to additional sources when needed.
  • Closing activities - including shelving, straightening, and general maintenance of the collection and facility.
  • Assist in prepping materials and the library facility for special events, story times and programs.
  • Assist in creating child-friendly displays, bulletin boards, signs, flyers and promotional materials.
  • Give library tours to various groups during evening and weekend hours.
  • Prepare programming rooms daily for events. (examples: moving tables, chairs, etc.)
  • Prepare and provide storytimes for children of various ages.
  • Process and maintain all youth materials in the collection.
  • Daily maintenance of the library website including attachments, slides, and calendar of events.
  • Responsible for all press releases regarding youth events at the library.
  • Perform other duties as instructed and assigned.
  • Assist at the circulation desk as needed.

Interested candidates should mail, email, or deliver a resume, clearances, and the names and contact information of two references to the following:

Laura C. Kauffman, Children's Librarian
Exeter Community Library
4569 Prestwick Drive Reading, PA 19606
Exeter Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Valley Community Library Library (Posted 04/17/2015)

Adult Services Librarian


Under the supervision of the Library Director, performs responsible and varied administrative and professional library work related to planning, organizing and directing the activities of the Adult Services offered at the Valley Community Library. Supervises the functions of the Library in the absence of the Library Director and the Youth Services Director.


The following minimum requirements are established for the full time position of  Adult Services  Librarian:

  • A Master's Degree in the field of Library Science from an ALA accredited Library Program preferred.   A candidate in the process of obtaining a Master's Degree in the field of Library Science or willingness to obtain such a degree, may be considered.
  • Eligible for or having a certificate of Public Librarianship from the Pennsylvania Board of Education.
  • The ability to communicate clearly in oral and written form.
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, online reference and other databases.


The Adult Services Librarian  is responsible to the Library Director for the following activities:

  • Suggesting and running Adult programing, including book clubs.
  • The development of a Public Relations program which will include, but not be exclusive to:
  • Preparing flyers, press releases and calendars of upcoming Adult and Juvenile programs
  • Maintaining the Library Webpage
  • Organizing  the Library's activities for County-wide programs such as Cabin Fever and On The Same Page.
  • The coordination of both the Volunteer and Friends of  the Library programs

Other Adult Services duties will include, but not be exclusive to:

  • Daily, monthly and quarterly statistical and financial reports
  • Staff technical training
  • Assist the Library Director & the Director of Youth Services in the selection and procurement of all library materials in accordance with established selection policies.

Other duties include:

  • Staffing the Circulation desk on a predetermined schedule or as needed
  • Other Duties as assigned

 Valley Community Library Library
739 River Street,  Peckville, PA   18452
(570) 489-1765



Parkland Community Library (Posted 04/14/2015)

Youth Services Summer staff (Part-time)

Twelve hours per week for 11 weeks (June 8 - August 15) 8.50 per hour Qualifications: High school diploma, ability to work with minimal direction. Applicants with previous library experience will be highly considered. Accountability: Responsible to the Head of Youth Services. Applications due by May 30th.


  • Registers children for summer programs
  • Aids in summer activities and programming
  • Trains and works with teen summer volunteers
  • Supervises teens during library events on and offsite.
  • Manages teen volunteers during programming/shelving hours
  • Shelves materials when necessary
  • Assists patrons with reader's advisory
  • Registers patrons for Summer Reading Club
  • Comfortable with technology such as Microsoft Office Suite
  • Create craft kits for patrons to take home
  • Create library educational activities for Summer Reading Club
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. minimum
  • Ability to stoop, stand, and kneel
  • Ability to sustain mental and physical activity for up to 3 hours

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter and three references to:

Alison Trautmann, Head of Youth Services
Questions? Call 610-398-1361 ext. 19



Lehigh Valley Health Network (Posted 04/13/2015)

Body Family Medical Library - Summer Internship  

Projects for the Research Scholar this summer include:

  • Scanning and cataloging images for hospital archives
  • Assist with Journal weeding and shifting project
  • Assist with updating journals holding list
  • Work on library website
  • Cataloging books and ebooks
  • Work on Scholarly Works, LVHN institutional repository  

The program runs from June 5th through July 31st.  Contact:

Kristine Petre, MLS, CM, AHIP Senior Medical Librarian Body Family Medical Library Lehigh Valley Health Network 1200 South Cedar Crest Blvd. Allentown, PA 18105 610-402-8408



Sinking Spring Public Library (Posted 04/13/2015)

Part-time Library Assistant

Days with some evening hours. There will be a need for flexibility to fill in for vacation, sick days and weekends as needed.  Duties include working at the Circulation Desk, shelving, assisting patrons with computer us and other duties as assigned.  The applicant must possess basic computer proficiency, excellent customer service skills and the ability to work well with the public.

Some college education is preferred; library experience is desired. A Child Abuse History Clearance and a Criminal Record Check are required.

Work typically requires physical effort in the handling of materials, boxes, or equipment. Work may also require sitting or standing for extended periods of time as well as reaching, bending, kneeling, and using a stepladder.        

The position pays $9.00/hr.                                                            

Send cover letter and resume and three current references to the following regular mail or e-mail address:

John Nelka, Library Director
Sinking Spring Public Library
3940 Penn Avenue
Sinking Spring, PA 19608



Bucks County Free Library (Posted 04/13/2015)

Collection Management Director



Lehighton Area Memorial Library (Posted 04/13/2015)

Library Director

Hours: 28 hours a week, self-determined schedule
Salary: $18,500 a year (or more based on experience and qualifications)
Benefits: Paid holidays, sick days, and vacation days


  • A 4-year college degree, plus or including 12 credit hours of library science coursework
  • Current PA Criminal Background and Child Abuse History Clearances
  • Commitment to the mission and philosophy of public library service
  • Leadership, communication, organizational, and public service skills
  • Proficiency with computers, software, and the use of technology
  • Library experience and/or management experience a plus


  • Manage all daily activities and operations of the library
  • Report directly to and work closely with the library Board of Directors
  • Manage a staff of 3-5 part-time employees
  • Oversee and work within the library budget of income and expenses, including ordering all library materials and supplies
  • Administer and develop library policies and procedures
  • Manage library collections, including cataloging all library materials
  • Direct and oversee all community programs
  • Manage all computer/technology needs, including the use of the library automation system
  • Fulfill all state and district library requirements, including filing official reports and attending regular meetings/continuing education trainings
  • Provide quality customer service, public relations, and community awareness of the library

To Apply: Send or email resume, references, and any supporting documents to:
Lehighton Area Memorial Library
Hiring Committee
124 North St.
Lehighton, PA 18235
Application Deadline: May 8, 2015



Exeter Community Library (Posted 04/13/2015)

Children's Librarian AND Library Assistant (Two Positions Available)

The Exeter Community Library in Reading, Pennsylvania (Berks County Public Library System) is looking to hire two new employees. We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative, public-service oriented part-time employee to assist the children's librarian 30-hours per week. Salary begins at $10/hr. We are also looking for a part-time library assistant 20 hours per week to assist at the circulation desk. Salary begins at $8.00/hr. The Exeter Community Library serves a population of over 27,000 people and circulates over 268,000 items per year.



Wissahickon Valley Public Library (Posted 03/24/2015)

Part Time Page

Wissahickon Valley Public Library P/T Shelver, $9 hr Weekly: Mon 9:30-1, Tues 9:30-1 Wed 9:30-1, Fri 9:30-1 & 1 Saturday 1-5 and 1 Sunday 12:30-4 per month Emptying book drops, scanning materials and returning them to the shelves. Go to and click on forms to get the employment application. Email completed application to, or mail to WVPL, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell PA 19422.



Meyersdale Public Library (Posted 03/24/2015)

Library Director

The Meyersdale Public Library is seeking a Director to work 35 hours per week (Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm). Benefits include health insurance, paid sick and vacation time, and education assistance.
Located in beautiful Southwest Pennsylvania, Meyersdale is a rural community with a population of about 2,200 people. Enjoy the great outdoors by hiking or biking on the Great Allegheny Passage, or go fishing in the river, streams, and lakes. With many seasonal events such as the Pennsylvania Maple Festival, the County Fair, farmer's markets, and parades, it's a unique and wonderful place to live.
Responsibilities of the Librarian include:

  • Managing all operations of the library including the collection, programs, reference, budgeting, automation, and staff.
  • Write grant applications and participate in fundraising activities as needed.
  •  Assist the Board in setting goals, objectives, and policies.
  • Prepare written reports for the Board, local government, and the state.
  • Represent the library at district and state library meetings and workshops.
  • Attend board meetings and assume other duties as assigned by the Board.
  • Act as liaison to the Board for the staff and public.
  • Be knowledgeable of local, state and federal library laws.
  • Assure complete records are kept for library operations.


  • Masters in Library Science preferred.
  • Will consider a bachelor's degree in any field willing to work toward earning library credits for certification.
  • Administrative and public library experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of library automation systems.
  • Ability to assist the public with technology needs.

How to Apply
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and list of three references to

Documents may also be submitted by mail to: Meyersdale Public Library
c/o Director Search Committee
P.O. Box 98
Meyersdale, PA 15552
The deadline to apply is Friday, April 24th by 5pm.  



Wyomissing Public Library (Posted 03/22/2015)

Library Assistant

The Wyomissing Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, and energetic part-time employee to perform the duties of a Library Assistant at the circulation desk.

Ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong commitment to customer service, proficiency using a computer and the Internet, good organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and previous library service.

All library employees are required to have both criminal background and child abuse clearances.

For a detailed job description, please contact the Library Director at .

Salary: $10 an hour.
Hours: 18 hours a week. More hours may intermittently be available.
Schedule: Required to work at least one night a week and two Saturdays a month.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent

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

Colleen Stamm, Library Director
Wyomissing Public Library
9 Reading Blvd
Wyomissing, PA 19610 



Myerstown Community Library  (Posted 03/12/2015)

Assistant Librarian

Under the supervision of the Librarian, the Assistant Librarian provides a wide variety of basic public, technical, and clerical services including information and reference services, reader's advisory, cataloging, circulation services, and administrative support.


  • Provides simple information and reference service using print and online sources.
  • Provides reader's advisory service.
  • Provides a full range of circulation services, including patron registration and transactions.
  • Edits catalog records.
  • Processes and repairs library materials.
  • Makes recommendations related to improving procedures.
  • Participates in staff meetings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience

  • High school graduate or equivalent.  Previous library experience a plus. 
  • Basic computer skills are mandatory.  Proficiency in the use of internet search engines, email and Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Windows) is preferred.
  • Special Requirements -- Must be adaptable to changing work hours. Must be willing to work days, evenings and Saturdays.


  • Ability to learn library circulation processes and procedures.
  • Ability to meet and courteously provide the public and staff with understandable interpretations of rules, regulations and procedures. 
  • Ability to operate a personal computer or computer terminal and perform basic clerical tasks. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others, including the general public. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to use library catalogs, indexes tools, and services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to exercise mature independent judgment.

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT USED:  Library computer system; personal computer including world wide web search engines and the library's web site, calculator; copy and fax machine; phone.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The employee must be able to reach overhead and floor level shelves.  
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 or more pounds.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Prior to employment, the applicant must provide the following three clearances:  (Clearance information at:

  1. Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police [PSP] {Cost $10}
  2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services [Child Abuse] {Cost $10}
  3. Fingerprint based federal criminal history submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent [FBI] {Cost $27.50}

Return completed resume to the Myerstown Library, mail it the library at 199 N College St, PO Box 246, or email it to



Northampton Community College (Posted 03/03/2015)

Instructional Technology Support Specialist

Part-time, grant funded temporary position (through Sept. 2017). Work as part of a team to assist faculty with the design, development, delivery, and evaluation of courses in a Web-based format for the Trade Act Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant (TAACCCT 4). Will provide training for faculty in the use of instructional technology to support the development of academic courses for the TAACCCT program design. The position will be focused on the healthcare/medical programs in the grant.

Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in instructional design, instructional technology, or a related field is preferred. Professional work experience which demonstrates the use of instructional technology tools and sound instructional design principles may substitute for formal training. Teaching experience with online or blended instruction desirable and experience supporting faculty in instructional design and/or technology training.



Messiah College (Posted 03/02/2015)

Interlibrary Loan/Technical Processing Technician

Murray Library has a current opening for the full-time position of Interlibrary Loan/Technical Processing Technician.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Job related questions may be directed to Lawrie Merz, Librarian/Public Services Coordinator, at<>.



Berks County Libraries (Posted 03/02/2015)

Assistant Cataloging Librarian

Assistant Cataloging Librarian - Berks County Libraries is seeking an assistant cataloging librarian effective immediately. Under the general supervision of the Bibliographic Services Manager, the position performs timely cataloging of library materials; assists in maintaining authority files; maintains bibliographic and holdings records for library materials in the online catalog.

The position is a full-time (35 hours/week), AFSCME position with competitive benefits. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with Provisional Certification as a public librarian from the PA Department of Education, coursework in cataloging and classification, work experience as a cataloger in a public library setting, MLS preferred. Salary start rate is $18.94/hr.

The Berks County Public Library System is a department of county government charged with providing library services to the 401,000 residents through outreach activities and administrative and support services to the 19 member libraries.

All interested applicants must complete a County of Berks employment application at:

Applications can be submitted:

In person or by U.S. mail to:
County of Berks Human Resources Department
633 Court Street, 8th Floor
Reading, Pa 19601

By email to
By fax to 610-478-6084 



Womelsdorf Community Library  (Posted 03/02/2015)

Library Director

Womelsdorf Community Library, located in Womelsdorf PA, is searching for a Library Director who is motivated, creative, enthusiastic, and tech savvy to continue moving our library forward with the ever changing needs of our patrons.  The Womelsdorf Community Library officially opened March 1980. We are a member of the Berks County Public Library System.
Under the direction of the Board, the Library Director will develop, administer, and supervise, communicate, motivate and coordinate the work of the library and staff. The Director is responsible for   the day-to-day operations of the library including duties related to collection development, programming, and outreach. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the director helps develop yearly goals, participates in fundraising and marketing, prepare state report, and assist in yearly budget development.

The candidate must qualify as a Provisional Librarian in Pennsylvania (Bachelor's Degree plus 12 credit hours of library science). Salary commensurate with experience and educational back ground.
The Library requires that employees having contact with children must obtain the following clearances PSP, Child Abuse, FBI, as a condition of employment.
Please send resume, professional references, and salary expectations to:
Womelsdorf Community Library
Board of Trustees
203 West High Street
Womelsdorf Pa 19567
Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.



 Last Updated 4/21/2015 WJ