Employment Opportunities and Internships in Library Science and Instructional Technology
Abington Heights School District (Posted 10/2/15)
East Grove Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411
The Abington Heights School District is seeking a Long-Term Substitute for the 2015/2016 school year. The position is responsible for the Libraries at two locations: the Waverly Elementary School ( a blue ribbon school) and the Clarks Summit Elementary School. The candidate must hold a certificate in Library Science. To apply for this position, please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dickinson College(Posted 10/2/15)
Library Technician: Access and Building Services, Library & Information Services
Dickinson College Library seeks a detail oriented , customer service-driven individual to join our collaborative access services team. The ideal candidate will have the ability to interact comfortably, effectively, and professionally with users and visitors of all types; complete work accurately in an environment of constant interruption; manage situations of a wide range of importance and challenge; maintain confidentiality; pay close attention to detail; and be flexible, creative, and adaptable to continuous change.
For a list of specific qualifications and to apply online to this staff position visit https://jobs.dickinson.edu/. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Dickinson is committed to diversity and we encourage candidates who will contribute to meeting that goal to apply. Applications and nominations of women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
Maureen O'Brien Dermott
Access and Building Services
Libary and Information Services
The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton (Posted 9/25/15)
Full Time Library Assistant
The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) is searching for a full-time Library Assistant. This position is responsible for staffing the Information Services Desk in the Medical Library during daytime, evening, and weekend hours. This position will provide interlibrary loan and document delivery service, assist library clientele with their circulation needs, and assist librarians with a variety of tasks, including record-keeping and resolving technical issues. The schedule for this position is Sunday-Thursday with hours to be arranged.
A Bachelor's Degree is required. Library experience is strongly preferred. A strong customer service orientation is desired.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The Commonwealth Medical College is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities and is an E-Verify Employer.
Brandywine Community Library
Part-time Circulation Clerk
The ideal candidate will be friendly and outgoing, have excellent computer and customer service skills, the ability to work individually and as part of a team, and a strong desire to give assistance to the public. Some heavy lifting is required. Minimum education qualification is a high school diploma.
Duties will include working at the front desk, assisting and calling patrons, checking materials in and out, opening and closing the library, collecting materials from the bookdrops, general reference and Reader's Advisory, shelving materials and handling cash. A familiarity with libraries is preferred and internet skills are required.
All employess must obtain the following three clearances: (1) Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, (2) Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and (3) FBI fingerprint check.
Schedule: 10-17 hours a week, including two Saturdays a month (9am-4pm), Tuesdays (10am-4pm), Wednesday evenings (4-8pm). The ideal candidate has some flexibility to cover other shifts as needed. Pay rate is $8/hour.
If interested, please send your resume to:
Brandywine Community Library
60 Tower Drive
Topton, PA 19562
Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boyertown Community Library (Posted 9/18/15)
The Board of Trustees of the Boyertown Community Library seeks a dynamic Director to lead and manage library operations at the Boyertown Community Library, including 4 full-time and 4 part-time staff, volunteers, facilities, technologies, budgets and grants in complience with all regulations of state, county, and local funding agencies. We seek a Director with management skills and experience with adult and children's programming, as well as collection development experience.
The new Director will also serve as the library's representative within the county library system and as a liason with the Friends of the Boyertown Community Library, community organizations, BCLA, PaLA, and ALA. Community Outreach is of prime importance for this position. The Library Director is the Library's "face" in the community.
The Board of Trustees is also looking to start a capital campaign for a new building, and is looking for a Director who will play an active part in this endeavor, with the drive and skills necessary to expand services as the Boyertown Library grows. Experience with a capital campaign is a plus.
The position is 40 hours per week. Salary is commensurate with experience, with a comprehensive benefits package. The position requires an MLS degree from an approved Library Science or Information Technology program.
Please send cover letter and resume with references to:
Boyertown Community Library
Attn: Ramona Peiffer
29 E Philadelphia Ave.
Boyertown, Pa 19512
Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.
Parkland Community Library (Posted 9/18/15)
Adult Services Librarian
The Parkland Community Library is seeking a dynamic, energetic, outgoing and enthusiastic individual to be the F/T Adult Services Librarian. This is a 35 hr./wk. postition. Some nights and Saturdays required.
- A Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an appropriate agency or accredited institution
- Knowledge and interest in developing collections and programs for adults
- Excellent communication skills
- Select and maintain collection and budget for Adult Fiction, and Large Print materials and AV Materials including DVD's, Books on CD, Music CD's, and Great Courses.
- Maintain and catalog library's periodical collection
- Plan, promote, and implement programming for the adult population in the library or elsewhere in the service area
- Attend community events as scheduled
- Prepare and submit budget proposals in areas of responsibility
- Provide reference assistance to library patrons of all ages as part of the Reference desk schedule rotation
- Participate in Continuing Education by attending position appropriate conferences, meetings, and workshops when possible
- Provide outreach to Nursing Homes and other agencies in the service area
All library positions require the following criminal background and child abuse clearances: Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP); Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse); and Fingerprint based Federal criminal history submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent (FBI). You are also required to complete Mandatory Child Abuse Reporter training.
If interested; please email, send resume, 3 professional recommendations and a letter of interest to email@example.com
Executive Director, Parkland Library
Tri-College Library Cooperative (Posted 9/14/15)
Coordinator of the Tri-College Library Cooperative
The Tri-College Library Cooperative (TCLC) seeks a part-time, 12 month, 25 hours per week Coordinator of the TCLC.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Coordinator of the TCLC serves as chief operating and administrative officer of the Cooperative and is untimately responsible for its financial, business and program administration. The Coordinator reports to the Board of Directors, which is comprised of the Library Directors of the member colleges and universities of the Cooperative. The Coordinator is an ex-officio member of all committees.
QUALIFICATIONS: Position requires a MLS degree or its equivalent in training and experience.
The candidate should have some responsible experience in the library field, including administration and/or management; experience working in a consortial environment (as member or administrator) and providing leadership for major collaborative initiatives; experience with and committment to resource sharing; an understanding of the library environment, language and culture, with a strong grasp of library needs and practices; and experience with budget management.
The candidate should have skills in leadership, communication and teamwork; excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical and financial management skills; commitment to responsive and innovative service and bold approaches to new trends; knowledge of library and related technologies; ability to think creatively and to demonstrate creative problem solving; ability to embrace change and learn on the job; ability to articulate the value of TCLC and to represent the cooperative to key constituencies; ability to work independently and with multiple individuals and organizations; project management skills; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Board members, members and staff.
TO APPLY: Please send resume and letter of interest to Cathy Fennel, Executive Director of Library Services, Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library, Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave., Rosemont, PA 19010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are being accepted now until position is filled.
The Library System of Lancaster County (Posted 08/31/2015)
Early Literacy Outreach Specialist
The Library System of Lancaster County seeks a full-time Early Literacy Outreach Specialist. This position delivers early literacy materials and activities to home-based childcares located in targeted areas throughout Lancaster County. The Specialist provides training to and mentoring of home-based childcare providers specifically in the area of early literacy with the objective of improving the school readiness of children cared for in such settings. These services will be delivered directly to Home-based providers by means of a specially equipped van. The Specialist will undertake extensive networking activities to deliver a full range of services to home-based childcare providers and the children and families they serve. This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours. Qualifications: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education (Bachelor's preferred) or, an education related degree (such as Library Science) with 15 Early Childhood Education credits. One year related field experience in an early childhood or library setting. $11/hr - $13/hr based on education and experience. Benefits include 9 paid holidays, retirement plan, health, dental and eye insurance.
See the full job description here http://www.lancasterlibraries.org/content/job-opportunities
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Stephanie Zimmerman at email@example.com
Osborne Elementary School (Posted 08/31/2015)
Osborne Elementary school in the Quaker Valley School District is in immediate need of an elementary librarian for the 15-16 school year. Seeking a dynamic teacher who seeks to transform a library program and library space such that students will engage in literacy and research activities that are hands-on, and relevant for the world they will enter. Technology proficiency a must, interest in STEAM/Maker-Movement a plus. Relevant PA Teaching certification required, PA library certification preferred. Interested applicants may apply online at: https://quakervalley.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1268 .
EOE We are a small district located approximately 12 miles west of Pittsburgh. The building is K-5 and we follow a mixed schedule (1/2 fixed and 1/2 flexible). Our community is very supportive of libraries, literacy and the schools. The opening is due to a retirement.
Keystone Technology Innovator
Edgeworth Elementary School
Quaker Valley School District
200 Meadow Lane
Sewickley, PA 15143
Muhlenberg Community Library (Posted 08/31/2015)
2 Part-Time Circulation Desk Assistants
The Muhlenberg Community Library is seeking 2 enthusiastic and friendly part-time library assistants to work at the circulation desk.
Weekdays 9 to 12 and/or 4 to 8. Saturdays 9 to 4. Other hours as needed. Bilingual preferred. Experience is desired, but willingness to learn is more important. We are looking for people with a strong commitment to customer service, good communication skills, and an ability to work as a team. A flexible schedule is a must.
The primary responsibilities of the position include:
- Checking in/out of library materials
- Assisting patrons with computers/printing
- General reference assistance & Reader's advisory
- Pulling items for holds
- Calling patrons for holds
- Collecting materials from book-drop
- Shelving material/Shelf reading
- Other duties as assigned
- Opening/closing the library
Starting Salary: $10.00 / hr
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 or deliver resumes to:
Ruth Walter, Library Director Muhlenberg Community Library 3612 Kutztown Rd.
Laureldale, Pa. 19605
Muhlenberg Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Emmaus Public Library (Posted 08/28/2015)
Customer Service Manager
Emmaus Public Library is seeking an energetic, outgoing person to manage customer service aspects of our library Front Desk, and provide customer reference assistance as needed. At least two years' experience managing either library circulation desk or bookstore required. Must have advanced knowledge of automated systems and reports. Must be able to discuss books with customers. MLS desirable.
Primary responsibility will be to provide Front Desk customer assistance for both Circulation and Reference. Most time will be spent at the Front Desk. Provide readers advisory, help with computers and e-book downloads. Assist library customers and resolves checkout, payments, registration, and circulation issues. Generate overdue letters, logs, and reports.
- Supervise ten Front Desk volunteers.
- Create and maintain customer service policy manual.
- May be asked to select and catalog a/v materials and/or help with marketing material.
Average 35 hours/week. Monday through Thursday, one evening per week, and two Saturdays per month. Exact schedule is flexible. Salary $15-17/hour. No health benefits. Vacation and sick leave after six months. Wear your jeans to work! State and FBI clearances required upon hire. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, move freely, and lift up to 40 pounds. Open until filled.
Anticipated start date: September 28, 2015
Letter and resume emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org mailed to Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., Emmaus, PA 18049. No phone calls.
Kutztown Community Library (Posted 08/25/2015)
$15 to $18 per hour. Salary commensurate with experience.
Review of applications and resumes will begin September 8 and will continue until the position is successfully filled.
Kutztown Community Library seeks a highly committed, dynamic professional to serve as our Youth Librarian to provide a comprehensive program of library services for children from birth through teen years. Bachelor's degree required with preference given to Library Science or Education. Strong computer skills required. Prior library experience is preferred. 20-25 hours per week and includes some evenings and Saturdays. Criminal background check and child abuse clearances are required.
Send cover letter, resume and application to:
Janet Yost, Director
Kutztown Community Library
70 Bieber Alley
Kutztown, PA 19530
Williams Valley High School (Posted 08/13/2015)
Librarian - Long-Term Substitute
Long-term substitute, with an anticipated absence of a minimum of eight weeks.
Williams Valley High School
10330 State Route 209
Tower City, PA 17980
Boone Area Library (Posted 08/04/2015)
The Boone Area Library is seeking a full-time Director with administrative experience preferred, including budgeting, personnel and facilities management; a Basic knowledge of library organization, procedures and operations; the Director will also oversee income and expenditures and promote advocacy; Provides basic library services to customers, with ability to communicate pleasantly and effectively with the general public, staff members, colleagues, and Board members.
The successful candidate must have an aptitude for computer technology and a willingness to stay abreast of new technology; Approximately 35 hours per week; Salary range is commensurate with experience.
Education Requirements: Master's Degree in Library Science or currently enrolled and actively taking courses in an accredited MLS program;
Boone Area Library is located in beautiful Berks County, PA and serves almost 22,000 residents in Amity and Union Townships and the Borough of Birdsboro.
Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Boone Area Library
Attention: Belinda Lukens
129 N. Mill Street
Birdsboro, PA 19508
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Middletown Public Library (Posted 07/18/2015)
Middletown Public Library is looking for a Children's Librarian.
It is a part time position 18-20 hours a week at a pay rate of $12.25 an hour.
Middletown Public Library
20 N. Catherine St.
Middletown, PA 17057
Wyomissing Public Library (Posted 07/18/2015)
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 a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI fingerprint based background check.
For a detailed job description, please contact the Library Director at email@example.com .
Salary: Competitive hourly rate.
Hours: 26 hours a week. More hours may intermittently be available.
Schedule: Daytime and evening hours. 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
Chambersburg Area School District (Posted 07/18/2015)
The Chambersburg Area School District has posted the elementary librarian position that has opened at Benjamin Chambers Elementary School in Chambersburg, PA. Please click the link below for more information about this vacancy and to start the online application.
General information for propective applicants can be found on this page:
For a look at Benjamin Chambers Elementary school, you may follow this link:
Our district has a vibrant library department. For an introduction to our department, please click the link below:
Last Updated 10/2/2015 KC