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BIG SPRING SCHOOL DISTRICT

Elementary Librarian / Media Specialist Applicant

The Big Spring School District has an Elementary Librarian/Media Specialist position available for the 2016/2017 school year.  The job posting and application can be found by clicking here or by going to www.bigspringsd.org / WELCOME Tab / Employment Link.

 

Stacy E. Lehman

Human Resources

Coordinator

BIG SPRING SCHOOL DISTRICT

45 Mt. Rock Road Newville, PA 17241

slehman@bigspring.k12.pa.us

P 717-776-2418

F 717-776-4428

 


 

 

EXETER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

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 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM and Saturdays 9 AM - 5 PM.

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

STARTING DATE:

Immediately 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 high school diploma or 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, illustrators and current youth trends preferred.

* Ability to work individually and as part of a team

* Must be able to lift 25 - 50 lbs.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Prepare and provide storytimes for children of various ages.

* 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 and bulletin boards.

* Perform other duties as instructed and assigned.

* Assist at the circulation desk as needed.

Interested candidates should email a resume, clearances, and

the names and contact information of two references to the following:

Laura C. Kauffman, Children's Librarian Email: sxtchild@berks.lib.pa.us

Mallory C. Hoffman, Executive Director Email: exetercl@berks.lib.pa.us

 

Exeter Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Exeter Community Library 4569 Prestwick Drive Reading, PA 19606

 


 

 

MUHLENBERG COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Library Clerk

The Muhlenberg Community Library is seeking an enthusiastic and friendly part-time library clerk to work at the circulation desk for approximately 12-18 hours a week.

 

Weekday evenings from 2-8. Saturdays 9 to 4. At least two Saturdays a month. Other hours as needed. The ideal candidate for this position works well in a team-oriented environment, enjoys working with people of all ages, possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, has strong customer service skills, and is proficient in all Microsoft applications. A flexible schedule is a must. Bilingual preferred.

 

The following three clearances are required prior to start date: PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Background Check.

 

Please mail/email your resume and three professional references to:

Melissa Adams, Library Director

Muhlenberg Community Library

3612 Kutztown Rd.

Laureldale, Pa. 19605

muhlenbergcl@berks.lib.pa.us

 


 

 

MILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Milton Public Library at Rose Hill, Milton, PA is looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing library director who can work with our Board and staff to advance the mission of our library and move us forward in achieving our long range goals. The Milton Public Library serves as a cultural, educational and resource center for our service areas and the surrounding communities.  Our mission is to provide a one-of-a-kind library and community center, proving that a library is more than a place to borrow a book, instead serving as a place to escape in your own backyard.  We provide our patrons with a unique environment where they can attend our programs, use our resources, learn something new or simply find a place of quiet reflection. 

 

We are an independent library founded in 1923 serving Milton Borough, East and West Chillisquaque Townships and Turbot Township with a service area population of 12,143.  Our circulation is approximately 60,000 items each year.

 

The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and leadership skills, an innovative approach to working with communities, good managerial and inter-personal skills, and an ability to handle all aspects of librarianship. 

Responsibilities include managing a staff of six part time employees as well as a group of dedicated volunteers, developing and implementing a budget, collection development, participation in local business and community organizations, public relations, and outreach to the community.

 

Qualifications include:

REQUIRED:  A Bachelor's Degree with at least twelve (12) credits in Library Science meeting the requirements to be recognized as a Provisional Librarian in Pennsylvania is required along with state-mandated clearances.  Experience in management of a public library or a non-profit organization is preferred.  The ability to multi-task, be self-motivated and provide outstanding customer service is essential.

PREFERRED:  Supervisory and administrative experience. Grant writing and fund raising experience.  Strong oral and written communications skills.  Knowledge of current and emerging technologies.   

 

Salary and benefits:

The position is full time, 40 hours per week, with one Saturday each month.  Evening hours as needed for programming and other library activities.  We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.  Benefits options will be discussed at time of hiring.

 

Milton Public Library at Rose Hill is an equal opportunity employer.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Director Search, Milton Public Library, PO Box 180, Milton, PA 17847 or email to rjones@glicks.com with a copy to boardtreasurer@miltonpalibrary.org

Application deadline is May 15, 2016.

 


 

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR UNION COUNTY

Assistant Director       

The Public Library for Union County seeks a full-time Assistant Director. The Library is located in Lewisburg, PA and is the headquarters for the Union County Library System, serving a population of 39,587.                    

 

General Summary:

Works under the general direction of the Library Director and is responsible for management of patron services including Adult and Young Adult Services, Circulation, Technical Services, and Outreach. The Assistant Director is responsible for the quality of the Adult and Teen Collections and for fostering engaging experiences and new services to the community. As a key member of the management staff, the Assistant Director actively contributes to program development in other areas of the Library.

Functions and Responsibilities:

·    Oversee and manage the day-to-day library operations.

·    Establish priorities and develop plans for implementation of customer-focused services, innovative ideas, and solutions to problems.

·    Develop and revise policies and procedures on an ongoing basis to enhance patron services or other critical functions. Receive necessary approvals prior to implementation.

·    Perform multiple human resource functions including:

o  Organize, supervise, schedule staff and direct work of the Circulation and Technical Services Department

o  Participate in the hiring process, staff development, disciplinary action, etc.

o Deal promptly with conflicts among staff and help to resolve them equitably

o  Assist with training of new staff and model good work habits

o  Conduct annual performance reviews

·    Collect and track appropriate statistics. Prepare management reports as required.

·    Identify and address user needs and resolve problems in a timely manner.

·    Coordinate collection development of all adult and young adult circulating materials. Maintain budgetary and overview responsibilities for these collections.

·    Interpret library policies and procedures for staff and patrons.

·    Process memorial and gift book requests.

·    Review long overdue, lost and paid, damaged items and claims items reports.

·    Participate actively as a management team member at the department head level.

·    Coordinate adult programming and outreach.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

·    Progressively responsible experience leading, managing and supervising staff

·    Ability to thrive in a changing environment with competing demands

·    Forward thinking approach to providing library service and knowledge of current trends

·    Ability to work collaboratively

·    High degree of comfort and experience with using a wide range of technology

·    Good independent judgment to effectively handle user complaints/ behavior problems/policy questions

·    Excellent customer service, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Education, Experience, Training

·    ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science

·    Working knowledge of RDA cataloguing rules and MARC records

Additional Qualifications

·    Must provide Act 34, Act 151 and FBI clearances

Position Hours/Salary

·    Full time, exempt position; 35 hours per week; includes some evening and weekends

·    $35,000 - $45,000; health, dental and vision benefits provided by library

 

 

Qualified candidates are asked to send a cover letter, resume and three  professional references to Roberta Greene, Director, Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837 or email to rgreene@publibuc.org. Application deadline is May 10.  EOE

 


 


ANTIETAM SCHOOL DISTRICT

Secondary Librarian/Media Specialist

 

The Antietam School District is seeking a Secondary Librarian/Media Specialist for the 2016/2017 calendar school year.

Duties:

  • Develop and maintain a school library media program that addresses 21st Century skills.
  • Partner with teaching colleagues to integrate information, technology, and research skills into the curriculum.
  • Actively promote reading, information literacy skills, and information resource use.

 

Please submit letter, resume, standard PA application, clearances, transcripts, PA Library Science certificate, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Melissa G. Brewer, Superintendent

Antietam School District

100 Antietam Road

Reading, PA  19606

EOE

 


 

 

ABINGTON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

Full-Time Reference Librarian

 

TITLE: Reference Librarian

HOURS: Full-time (40 hours)

This position provides direct service to patrons.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Head of the Reference Department.


SUMMARY of essential position functions:

•         Provides reference services in person, by telephone or email

•         Performs collection development

•         Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment

•         Familiarity with Polaris system desirable

•         Uses online catalog and other web tools for reference questions and collection development

•         Compiles instructional flyers and handouts for the public

•         May include offering and scheduling library program(s)

•         Collaborates effectively with other departments

•         Supervises work of volunteers

 

QUALIFICATIONS

•         Master's degree in Library Science preferred

•         1-2 years of experience working in a public library is required

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

•         Knowledge of public library reference work including assisting patrons with personal devices

•         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

•         Knowledge of electronic resources and ability to search and use an ILS

•         Proficient in handling office equipment

•         Strong communication skills

•         Ability to produce written documentation and work effectively with staff
and patrons

Must provide Act 34 Criminal Record Check, Act 151 Child Abuse History, FBI Clearances

Applications accepted via email only.  Send your resume, cover letter and list of professional references with contact information to:  Mimi Satterthwaite, Head, Reference Department

satterthwaite@mclinc.org

 

Address:

1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA

Applications will be received until April 18th, 2016.

 


 

 

THE HAVERFORD SCHOOL

Middle School Librarian

The Haverford School is looking for a Middle School Librarian for the 2016/2017 school year.

Visit the website below for job description and employment application:

 

http://www.haverford.org/news/detail.aspx?LinkId=8695&ModuleId=91

 

-How to apply-

Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and employment application to Head of Information Services Lisa Snyder at lsnyder@haverford.org.


 


 

 

COMMUNITY LIBRARY OF THE SHENANGO VALLEY

Part-time Branch Manager

 

The Community Library of the Shenango Valley in Sharon, PA, has an opening for a branch manager at their Stey-Nevant branch in Farrell, PA. This is a part-time, 24-hour per week position with an annual salary of $16,000. Job description and application are attached. If interested, please send completed application, resume, and cover letter to the address or email address below.

 

Job description and application can be found at: http://www.clsv.net/employment.html

 

Robin L. Pundzak, Director
Community Library of the Shenango Valley
11 N. Sharpsville Avenue
Sharon, PA 16146
724 981-4360

rpundzak@clsv.net

 


 

 

MANHEIM TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY

Youth Services Assistant (Part-time)

  

This part time (up to 24 hrs/wk) position requires knowledge of children's and teen literature, and experience in youth services and technology.  This employee assists with planning and presenting story times and youth programs, developing the collection and supervising the children's area in the absence of the manager.   

Send cover letter, resume and references to:

Katrina Anderson at kanderson@mtpl.info  with Application YSA16 in the subject field. Position open until filled.  EOE.

 


 

 

CONEWAGO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Media Specialist/Librarian

Conewago Valley School District has a vacancy for a permanent media specialist/librarian beginning with the 2016/2017 school year. Applications will be accepted through March 24, 2016. Please see the Employment page of our web site (www.conewago.k12.pa.us) for information on applying for professional positions.

 


 

 

LOWER MACUNGIE LIBRARY

Catalog/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 preferred

•         Minimum of one year 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.

 


 

 

DIMMICK MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Library Director

 

Location: Jim Thorpe, PA

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 to 5:00

Requirements-Provisional Librarian Certification

 

Nature of Work:

Under the direction of the Library Board of Directors this employee performs professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive program of service to library patrons.

Experience and Training:

Provisional Librarian Certificate:  requires a Bachelor's degree from a 4 year college or agency accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools with at least 12 credits in Library Science.

Primary Duties:

1.     Is responsible for the overall administration of the library                                                          

a.     Assists Board in short and long range planning

b.    Works with staff to review current service, address concerns and plan future service.

c.    Reviews and refines procedures to produce optimal service.

d.    Recommends changes in or additions to library policies as needed.

2.    Serves as Finance Director for the Library

a.     Prepares annual budget in consultation with the library board

b.    Monitors all revenue and expenditures to maintain figures within budget parameters; reviews and approves all expenditures.

c.    Oversees all financial transactions and required local, state, and federal reporting.

d.    Prepares of annual report to the state library.

3.    Is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the physical plant to ensure safe and attractive facilities.

4.    Is responsible for collection development for all materials in the library; this includes ordering processing, weeding, and inventory of the collections according to guidelines in the policy.

5.    Represents the library at Allentown Library District meetings.

6.    Interfaces with community members and groups to develop support for the library; prepare publicity and handle media relations.

Professional Responsibilities:

The library director is expected to keep abreast of current trends and techniques in public library service; participate in the activities of professional library organizations; and pursue continuing education.

The Director must have the following clearances as required by the state:  PA Child Abuse History Clearance and PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI, and mandatory reporter training.

This position requires:

  • standing for up to 7 hours per day, 4 hours at a time
  • frequent use of hands/fingers for data entry
  • ability to occasionally carry or lift up to 15 pounds
  • ability to use steep and narrow stairs
  • hearing as it relates to normal conversation
  • seeing as it relates to general vision. 

 

Please reply to this email address dimmickemployment@gmail.com

 


 


NYC PUBLIC SCHOOLS

School Librarian

 

NYC Public Schools has an immediate opening for a State Certified School Librarian. Interested applicants who meet the criteria should apply as soon as possible.

Job Details

Position: School Librarian ( Kindergarten to grade 8, Full time )- State Certified

Location: PS/IS 208 , 74 - 30 Commonwealth Blvd. , Bellerose, NY 11426

How to Apply: Call Gayle Ross at 718-468-6420 ( ext. 1131) from 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday thru Friday, or email gross2@schools.nyc.gov for an appointment to interview with the administrators.

Note: School closed for Winter Break 2/13 to 2/21

 


 

 

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.

 


 

 

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.

 


 

 

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


 

 

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

 


 

 

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.

 


 


 

 

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