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Mt. Lebanon Public Library (Posted 05/19/2015)

Library Director

Build on outstanding community support and a record of success as the next director of Mt. Lebanon Public Library. The Board of Trustees seek a dynamic and experienced professional ready to lead a thriving, well established, award-winning public library that is a vital contributor to Mt. Lebanon community life. Working with the Board, staff, and a strong corps of volunteers, the next director will continue to honor and build on the Library's Principles for Excellence including continuing its thriving relationships with municipal and county agencies as well as its ongoing efforts to create a shared community vision of excellent library services. Governed by a seven-member Board, the Library serves the 33,000 Mt. Lebanon residents with a dedicated staff of 22.4FTE and a $1.7 million annual operating budget from a single 29,000 sq. ft. library (renovated and expanded in 1997) in the heart of Mt. Lebanon. Significant financial and volunteer support come from the Friends of the Library with their "Book Cellar," an on-going fundraiser, and thousands of volunteer hours annually.

Mt. Lebanon is a friendly, bustling South Hills enclave just seven miles south of downtown Pittsburgh. Mt. Lebanon is a premier example of one of the first "automobile suburbs" with easy access by car to the city. Today, in addition to excellent public transportation to downtown Pittsburgh, residents appreciate living in a 'walkable' community with a variety of neighborhoods, a healthy business district and a nationally renowned school system. With the many wonderful restaurants and shopping venues centrally located in Uptown Mt. Lebanon, there is a wide range of dining and shopping options. Houses are varied and unique-a large portion of Mt. Lebanon homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the cost of living is reasonable. Pittsburgh is minutes away and offers all of the amenities of a larger metropolitan area.

Responsibilities: The Library Director works with library trustees to realize and build upon the strategic vision of the library. Responsibilities include carrying out the mission of the library; providing leadership for the overall effective and efficient operation of the library; and providing leadership in the library, community, and the library profession. The successful Director will have extensive knowledge of public library philosophy, principles, and practices; issues and trends; technology; collections; staffing; services to various groups; and facilities. Strong oral and written skills, the ability to exercise independent judgment, take initiative, think analytically, and the ability to plan, budget, and implement public library services are essential traits. Additional qualities include the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public and proficiency with computers, online information resources, cataloging and circulation systems.

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school; and eight years of professional-level library experience with at least four years of increasingly responsible administrative experience and two years of budgeting experience. Experience working with or reporting to a governing board is highly desirable.

Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $85,000-$95,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury. The position closes July 12, 2015.



Lower Macungie Library (Posted 05/18/2015)

Library Assistant – Circulation Desk

Job Objective:

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

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 and child abuse screening prior to employment



West Chester School District (Posted 05/18/2015)

Multiple Librarian Positions

We have the following position(s) at the District Level (*Certification requirement(s) - appropriate valid PA certification):

2.0 Librarians                                                                 
1.0 Librarian - LTS - (2015-16 school year)

The Librarian coordinates building level library/media programs. The librarian reports directly to the building principal and works cooperatively with administrators, supervisors, staff, parents/guardians, students and others to perform job responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements are:

  • Preferred Bachelor's degree in Library Science with valid PA certification. Praxis certified will be considered
  • Proficiency in the use of technology is essential. Demonstration of use of NETS standards and computer systems, not limited to the Internet, is required.
  • Candidate should be able to demonstrate integration of content using "best practices" instructional strategies, PA Core and ALA Skills and Standards.
  • Librarian should have extensive knowledge of MARC records as well as Library of Congress and Sears subject headings.
  • Possess effective interpersonal skills with the ability to interface diplomatically with other teachers, administrators, parents, students, support staff and outside professional contacts

Candidates who do not have their PA teaching certificate must have the College Verification of Eligibility Letter which states that you have successfully completed the program and are eligible for certification.




Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Posted 05/18/2015)


Starting this summer, HSP has an new type of internship program that provides interns with a holistic, hands-on opportunity to learn how to:

  1. Process a historically important collection (arrange, rehouse, and describe a collection of materials)
  2. Create a finding aid for the collection in Archivists' Toolkit.
  3. Digitize the collection using flatbed and book scanners.
  4. Ingest the digital images into a digital management system, including applying metadata to the images.

Please see the attached internship description for a more detailed description of the internship program. As an experienced educator (I have severals years of experience as an adjunct instructor at Drexel), I will ensure that the internship provides a rich and varied educational experience for all interns. If you know of any students who may be interested in interning with HSP,  they are welcome to email me directly. If you would like any further information about internship opportunities at HSP, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,


Heather Willever-Farr
Digital Services Manager
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-6200 ext. 249



Tredyffrin/Easttown School District (Posted 05/18/2015)

Long Term Substitute Librarian for the 2015-2016 school year at Conestoga High School

LTS Librarian/Media Specialist

The Tredyffrin/Easttown School District is seeking applicants for a Long Term Substitute Librarian for the 2015-2016 school year at Conestoga High School.  This is an excellent opportunity for a professional who will be comfortable contributing to a dynamic library environment, where access to and effective processing of information is highly valued.  Knowledge of current technology systems will be required.  Candidate must hold valid Pennsylvania certification in Library/Media Specialist.  Additional experience with technology is a plus.

In order to apply to the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District; please visit our website at .   Follow the application procedures for a professional position by completing the application on-line.  While completing the application process you may indicate your interest in specific positions.

Barbara Rossino
Personnel Associate
Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
610-240-1972 Fax 



Dauphin County Library System (Posted 05/18/2015)

Library Manager

The Dauphin County Library System is seeking a Library Manager to oversee two of its libraries in Dauphin County. Please see the job description below.

Library Manager

Be a vital part of the library that serves the community more than 1.3 million times per year! Dauphin County Library System currently has an opening for a Library Manager. This position is responsible for the administration of our Johnson Memorial Library and Kline Library. In this role, the Library Manager will be responsible for the supervision of the Library Supervisor who supervises the library staff. The Library Manager oversees the administrative functions such as budgets, building security and maintenance, interviewing of new staff, public services functions, and volunteers. This person participates in the development and implementation of library services and procedures.

This position requires a MLS Degree, three years of experience with the public in a library setting, and one year of both supervisory and administrative experience. A valid Pennsylvania driver's license is required.

The minimum starting salary for this position is $37,455 along with a very competitive benefit package.

This full-time position is based at the the Kline and Johnson Memorial libraries, 37.5 hrs/wk.

Qualified candidates should complete our application and email resume and cover letter to Resumes are required.



Bucks County Free Library (Posted 05/18/2015)


The Bucks County Free Library is looking for a Collection Management Librarian who is tech savvy with a love and deep knowledge of children's and teens' reading interests. Along with your understanding of current trends and topics, you are very comfortable making strategic decisions about building the collection using data analysis tools. You stay current with social media and know how best to promote the library's collection to users of all ages. You enjoy training or teaching others, in person and using online tools, in topics such as reader's advisory, book display, and how to download library materials to various gadgets. Experience with OverDrive Marketplace, TitleSource 3/360, and WordPress is a plus. This is a bargaining unit position.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a master's degree in library and information studies
  • Librarian 2: At least three years progressively responsible related experience, including one year of public library collection development work
  • Librarian 3: At least five years progressively responsible related experience including two years of public library collection development work
  • Must have current driver's license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites


Full time - 37.5 hours per week


Librarian 2 - $26.28 per hour probationary; $27.08 per hour regular

Librarian 3 - $27.70 per hour probationary; $28.54 per hour regular


Medical and dental for self, with 10% premium payment. Paid time off, including fifteen vacation days, three personal days, and eleven paid holidays. 403b plan, with a 5% match after one year. Life insurance equal to annual pay. Employee assistance program.

Application Deadline:

May 27, 2015

Application Requirements:

Job application with letter of interest and questionnaire. Six tests, including customer service, cognitive aptitude, attention span, Excel 2010, Word 2010, and computer & Internet knowledge.

Job Description




Womelsdorf Community Library (Re-posted 05/18/2015)

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.



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



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



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.



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


 Last Updated 5/19/2015 WJ