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Employment Opportunities and Internships in Library Science and Instructional Technology

Muhlenberg Community Library

Unpaid Internship Opportunity (Posted 8/23/2014)

Are you interesting in working on teen programming at the public library this fall? Internships are wonderful opportunities for students to gain experience and make contacts in the public library community.


Deanne Boyer, MLS
Assistant Director
Muhlenberg Community Library



Parkland Academy of Early Learning

Part-time Assistant and Substitute Teachers (Posted 8/22/2014)

Parkland Academy of Early Learning located in Trexlertown (18 minutes away from Kutztown) is hiring for the position of school age assistant with the hours of 3:00 pm-6:00pm. They are also seeking substitute teachers for the upcoming school year.  This is a great chance to build up experience working with children and looks great on a resume!

If interested please contact Jenn Truckly at 610-392-0252 or at



Allentown Public Library

JOB# 0808141: Reference Librarian (Full-Time) (Posted 8/12/2014)

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

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

The duties of this full-time position (35 hours per week) reference service to the community by filling requests for information, offering readers' advisory suggestions, providing bibliographic instruction, and general assistance in the use of library materials, computer equipment and network resources.  This position includes some night and weekend (Saturday) hours.   Also included are paid holidays, generous allowances for personal and vacation time, excellent health and retirement benefits and the option of employee-paid eye and dental benefits.  Salary range for this position is $35K to $40K contingent upon education and experience. 

The Ideal Candidate should possess:

  • Master of Library Science/Information Science Degree (preferably from an ALA accredited institution) or a B.S./B.A. from a four-year accredited college/university and library coursework or experience
  • Experience in customer service/working with a diverse population
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Knowledge of both traditional and electronic reference and user services, including but not limited to online reference services, electronic databases, and integrated library software systems, especially Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s Millennium
  • Second Language, preferably Spanish, is a plus

Applications will be accepted until August  29, 2014



Allentown Public Library

JOB# 0808142: Circulation Clerk (Part-Time) (Posted 8/12/2014)

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

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

This position is approximately 16 to 20 hours per week.  Circulation-related duties include checking in and checking out materials, issuing library cards, and shelving materials when necessary.  This position includes some night and weekend (Saturday) hours. 

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Customer Service experience and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of library users and staff
  • Experience working in libraries and with integrated library software systems
  • Second Language, preferably Spanish, a plus

Applications will be accepted until August  29, 2014



Radnor Memorial Library (Wayne PA)

Part-Time Reference Librarian(Posted 8/09/2014)

Available immediately, the Radnor Memorial Library (Wayne PA) has a opening for a part-time reference librarian. The position is scheduled for a minimum of 8 hours a week, including at least one weekday shift and one weekend shift. This position is the librarian-in-charge on weekends. Responsibilities include staffing the Information Desk and assistance with departmental tasks; assistance to and training for the public in the use of both print and electronic resources; and assistance to the public with computers and printing/scanning.

Requirements: A Master's degree in Library Science. Recent experience in a public library is preferred. The successful candidate must be able to function independently, as well as work with staff as part of a team. A desire and aptitude for interacting with all ages of the public is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word is required and is desirable in Microsoft Publisher. This is a year-round position.

Salary: $17.25 per hour

To apply: Send a letter of application, resume and 3 professional references to

Kathy Mulroy
Executive Director
Radnor Memorial Library
114 West Wayne Ave
Wayne Pa 19087
610-687-1124 ext 10



Parkland Community Library

F/T Adult Services Librarian(Posted 8/05/2014)


  • A Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an appropriate agency or accredited institution
  • Knowledge and interest in developing collection and programs for adults
  • Excellent communication skills

Responsibilities include:

  • 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 the library's periodicals collection
  • Maintain storage 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 grant and budget proposals in areas of responsibility
  • Update the library's Social Media and Website as needed
  • Send out press releases and promotional materials for programs, outreach and as requested
  • Provide as scheduled, research assistance to library patrons of all ages
  • 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
  • Maintain bulletin board and display case

If interested please email, send resume, 3 professional recommendations and a letter of interest to:

Debbie Jack, Executive Director
Parkland Community Library
4422 Walbert Avenue
Allentown, PA 18104
610-398-1361 ext. 22



Haddonfield Public Schools

Library Media Specialist – Full-time Elementary (Posted 8/01/2014)

NJ certification is required

Please send cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and copy of NJ certification to:

Attention: Library Media Specialist EOE



Upper St. Clair School District

Elementary School Librarian (Posted 8/01/2014)

The Upper St. Clair School District is seeking candidates for the Streams Elementary School Librarian position.  The successful candidate will hold a masters' degree (MLIS) in library science, a valid PA librarian certificate, have additional background experiences in reading development, as well as the effective integration of technology and media.

Those interested are encouraged to submit a resume and application to:

For an application packet please visit our website at: /Information/Employment Opportunities/Professional Positions-Permanent & Long Term



Bethel Tulpehocken Library

Library Director (Posted 7/19/2014)

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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

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

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

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

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



Muhlenberg College

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

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

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

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

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



Bloomsburg High School

High School Librarian (Posted 6/25/2014)

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

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



 Last Updated 8/23/2014 WJ