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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.

Additional responsibilities:

  • 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 or mailed to Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., Emmaus, PA 18049. No phone calls.


Kutztown Community Library (Posted 08/25/2015)

Youth Librarian

$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.

Tracey Weller
Williams Valley High School
10330 State Route 209
Tower City, PA 17980



Penn State - University Park, PA (Posted 08/07/2015)

Instructional Designer



Boone Area Library (Posted 08/04/2015)

Library Director

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



Upper Dublin Public Library (Posted 07/18/2015)

Part-Time Library Assistant

Upper Dublin Public Library is looking for a part-time Library Assistant for 16 hours a week. The job description, and application instructions can be found at: .



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Middletown Public Library (Posted 07/18/2015)

Children’s Librarian

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.

John Grayshaw
Middletown Public Library
20 N. Catherine St.
Middletown, PA 17057




Wyomissing Public Library (Posted 07/18/2015)

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 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 .

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)

Elementary Librarian

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:



Wissahickon Valley Public Library (Posted 07/08/2015)

Outreach & Event Coordinator


Wissahickon Valley Public Library
650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell PA 19422


Part-Time, 20 hours a week (days, evenings, weekends)
Hourly Wage:$20 per hour
Job Description:

Oversees all aspects of public outreach & educational event planning, including planning, implementation, & logistics. Develops & maintains relationships with school district & daycare employees, township employees, non-profit agencies & businesses. Works closely with staff, volunteers, & outside vendors, as they relate to educational event planning & outreach. Actively seeks funding for outreach & educational events. Reports to the Director. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • College Degree required. Prefer degree in Marketing, Project Management, Communication, Education or Library Science.
  • Two years of experience in educational event planning and marketing. Prefer hands on experience working with community partners.
  • Current PA driver's license.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted.


  • Plans, markets & facilitates adult educational events at library and other community partner locations.
  • Plans & facilitates (1) online marketing using  website, email newsletters, social media, electronic signs and online media contacts & (2) print marketing  by designing monthly programming  flyers, program signs, and promotional materials. 
  • Plans & facilitates outreach activities and represents WVPL at community events.
  • Plans with library staff & community partners for large events.
  • Develops new relationships with businesses, non-profit organizations & government agencies.
  • Schedules & facilitates daycare book delivery service. 
  • Prepares goals, objectives & monthly reports, including statistics on educational events & outreach.
  • Manages volunteers who assist in outreach initiatives.
  • Identifies & shares best practices & new research related to outreach & educational event planning.   
  • Oversees the adult educational event & community outreach budgets. 
  • Identifies, drafts & implements grant proposals.
  • Attends staff meetings & continuing education workshops. 
  • Performs other related duties.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent marketing skills.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Independent problem solving.
  • Friendly and enthusiastic personal style.
  • Team work and collaboration skills.
  • Effective time management.

How to Apply:

Email a resume and cover letter to Anne M. Frank at WVPL will review resumes and select candidates for interviews in July & August. Plan to have the position filled by August 31. It is recommended that you view the Wissahickon Valley Public Library website to learn more about our organization in preparation for an interview: Employment offers are conditional upon a successful background check and reference checks.  The Wissahickon Valley Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Anne M. Frank, Director
Wissahickon Valley Public Library
P 215-643-1320 x11
F 215-643-6611
650 Skippack Pike (Rte. 73)
Blue Bell, PA 19422



Garnet Valley School District (Posted 07/02/2015)

Elementary Librarian



Bloomsburg Public Library (Posted 07/01/2015)

Library Director

The Board of Directors of the Bloomsburg Public Library is looking for a dynamic leader who shares our vision: the library should be as exciting as the materials it contains, a place where the community gathers to explore, share and debate ideas. Ours is a communityoriented library, with a special emphasis on service to children and programming for all ages.

We are an independent library founded in 1889 and in continuous service since 1903. We serve the Town of Bloomsburg, Scott Township and Hemlock Township in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, with a total service area population of 22,217. Our circulation is approximately 130,000 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 five full time and two part time employees, developing and implementing a budget, collection development, participation in local business and community organizations, public relations, and working with local and state government regulations.

Qualifications include:

REQUIRED: At the time of hiring, proof of a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited school or a degree meeting the requirements to be recognized as a Public Librarian Professional in Pennsylvania; and state-mandated clearances. The ability to travel to meetings and conferences also required. People skills essential: customer service is a priority.

PREFERRED: Supervisory and administrative experience. Public Library experience is a plus. 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, 35 hours per week, with one Saturday each month. Evening hours as needed for programming and other library activities (maybe twice a month.) We offer a competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. Health benefits are included. Bloomsburg Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Director Search, Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market Street, Bloomsburg PA 17815 or email to A November start date is anticipated. Application deadline is August 31, 2015.



Altoona Area School District (Posted 06/23/2015)

Elementary Librarian

Regular contract position that will be responsible for 4 elementary schools; need to be certified as a PA School Librarian.  Applicants may contact Mrs.Margaret McMinn, Human Resources Office, 814-946-8325. A call for details may help clarify the duties and schedule.



Altoona Area School District (Posted 06/13/2015)

Elementary Librarian



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