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Employment Opportunities and Internships in Library Science and Instructional Technology

Shippensburg University  (Posted 01/22/2015)

Instructional Design Intern

We are currently looking for a graduate intern for the spring semester here at Shippensburg--approximately 480 hours.

Justin A. Sentz
Director of Instructional Design & Web Technologies Shippensburg University



Meyersdale Public Library (Posted 01/22/2015)

Library Director

The Meyersdale Public Library is now hiring for the position of Library Director.


  • Managing all operations of the library including the collection, programs, reference, budgeting, automation, and staff.
  • Write grant applications and participate in fundraising activities as needed.
  • Assist the Board in setting goals, objectives, and policies.
  • Prepare written reports for the Board, local government, and the state.
  • Represent the library at district and state library meetings and workshops.
  • Attend board meetings and assume other duties as assigned by the Board.
  • Act as liaison to the Board for the staff and public.
  • Be knowledgeable of local, state and federal library laws.
  • Assure complete records are kept for library operations, including finances, personnel, circulation, inventory, etc.


  • Master of Library Science required.
  • Administrative and public library experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of library automation systems.
  • Ability to assist the public with technology needs.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and list of three references to

Documents may also be submitted by mail to:
Meyersdale Public Library
c/o Director Search Committee
P.O. Box 98
Meyersdale, PA 15552

The deadline to apply is Monday, February 23rd by 5pm. 



Parkland High School (Posted 01/21/2015)

Part Time Librarian

Part-time position open for a certified librarian to provide coverage in the library before school, M-F 7-10:45. Extra hours can be picked up subbing at the H.S but cannot exceed 28hrs.

Contact is Sharon in Human Resources at 610-351-5533.



South Butler Community Library (Posted 01/20/2015)

Library Director

Deadline:  February 6, 2015

The South Butler Community Library is seeking self-motivated applicants for the position of Library Director.

The South Butler Community Library is a member of the Butler County Federated Library System. Saxonburg is located approximately 30 miles north of Pittsburgh and 60 miles southwest of Clarion.  The annual library budget is in the range of $100,000 per year.  We handle about 50,000 patron visits annually.  Our library is focused on customer service and innovation.  We strive to provide engaging programming on a daily basis.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees.  This individual is responsible for managing all routine day-to-day activities associated with operating the library.  Additionally, those responsibilities include everything related to the supervision and training of staff and volunteers; all administrative functions; the maintenance and upkeep of the building and grounds; and, the safety and security of employees, patrons, assets and physical property.

The Library Director is responsible for the preparation of all required reports on their scheduled basis.  The ideal candidate must possess proficient computer skills; and, have an ongoing commitment to integrating new technology.  He/she should have experience with the Quicken and Microsoft Office Professional Suite of programs.  The Library Director works closely with the Board of Trustees with items related to grants and fund raising activities.

Copies of the full Job Description and Benefits Summary will be sent to interested candidates by email upon request.

A Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution is required.

Salary and benefits will be negotiated and commensurate with the candidate's work experience.

The South Butler Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Qualified job seekers should apply by sending a cover letter, resume and three professional references by February 6, 2015 via mail or email to:

Matthew D. Phillips
President - Board of Trustees
South Butler Community Library
P.O. Box 454
Saxonburg, PA 16056



Upper Dublin Public Library (Posted 01/20/2015)

Head of Children’s Services Librarian

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference while advancing your career in public librarianship serving children and families? After 22 years, the Upper Dublin Public Library's (UDPL) much-beloved Head of Children's Services Librarian is retiring and leaving a vacancy. Apply to become a member of our dedicated and creative team!

The UDPL seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, and imaginative public library professional for an exciting opportunity educating children, parents/caregivers and families in our active children's services department. The incumbent in this position manages all areas of learning for children (birth - 12 years), parents/caregivers and families in a fast-paced environment, including: collection development, readers' advisory, program planning & implementation and outreach. A key member of the UDPL team, the ideal candidate will be an advocate for children's services, capable of interacting well with residents of all ages and will maintain and grow the UDPL's well-established ties with Upper Dublin schools. The best candidate recognizes the unique needs of children in the world today, and imagines how to interweave the latest technology into the best of traditional library programming and resources.

Located in Fort Washington, PA, and open 66 hours/week, the UDPL is a bustling and much-loved resource for the 25,569 residents of Upper Dublin Township and those who visit from neighboring communities. The UDPL maintains a collection of 110,000 tangible items plus a variety of virtual resources, like eBooks, 24/7. In 2013, circulation was 346,000 and over 18,000 people attended programs for all ages. Most recently, the UDPL completed renovations to update its 20-year-old facility, including a remodeled children's area entitled Kids Place. The UDPL received the honor of being named a Family Place Library in 2012.

Salary and Requirements: $45,000 - $49,000 plus attractive benefits package. ALA-accredited MLS required. A genuine love of interacting with and educating children (ages birth to 12 years) is a must. Strong knowledge of children's literature, resources and emerging technologies as they relate to children's services required. Work schedules are determined by departmental need, but this position requires early morning, evening and weekend hours as well as flexibility in scheduling. EOE: M/F/H



Carpenter Technology Corporation (Posted 01/16/2015)

LIBRARIAN - Reading, PA (Temporary Position - Approximately 6 Months)

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of cast/wrought and powder metal stainless steels and specialty alloys including high temperature (iron-nickel-cobalt base), stainless, superior corrosion resistant, controlled expansion alloys, ultra high strength and implantable alloys, tool and die steels, and other specialty metals as well as cast/wrought titanium alloys. We provide materials solutions to the ever changing needs of the automotive, aerospace/ defense, energy, industrial, medical, and consumer products industries. Since it is all about innovation at Carpenter, we are continuing to grow and develop our business strategies.

Provide library services to the Research & Development staff, as well as other departments within Carpenter.
Conduct technical literature searches, patent and trademark searches, collection development and cataloging, and internal & external document delivery.
Perform administrative tasks such as bill payments and maintaining the library website. Various other projects will be assigned as time permits.

A MS in Library Science along with a minimum of 2 years library experience is preferred.
Computer software proficiency including Microsoft Word & Excel, as well as experience with database and internet searching is a must.
Patent search experience and familiarity with copyright in a corporate environment is highly desirable.

To apply go to:

Carpenter Technology Corporation's policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.



Parkland High School (Posted 01/16/2015)

Part-time High School Librarian

Part-time High School Librarian position available immediately

29 hours/week

Please contact Sharon Allen in Human Resources 610-351-5533



Berks County Library System (Posted 01/14/2015)

Library Assistant for Bibliographic Services (Part-time)


Under the general supervision of the Bibliographic Services Manager, the position performs copy and simple edit cataloging of library materials, utilizing computerized information and inventory systems. Performs holdings data entry, processing, and receiving of materials.


  1. Catalogs and classifies library materials to appropriate standars and cataloging rules (AACR2/RDA, LC Subject Headings, Dewey Classification and MARC formats).
  2. Performs associated data entry and processing tasks including updates and changes to bibliographic information.
  3. May check in library materials as received from vendors and/or member libraries and maintains appropriate records of associated processing costs.
  4. Adapts to changing technologies and procedures to facilitate evolving department workflow.
  5. May perform daily circulation procedures including shelving of materials (50 per hour).


  1. Associate's degree or minimum two (2) years college coursework including nine (9) library science credits; eligibility for Library Assistant certification by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  2. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  1. Above average computer skills.
  2. Working knowledge of library cataloging functions and integrated library system procedures.
  3. Ability to interpret information and make decisions in accordance with standards and best practices in bibliographic services.
  4. Ability to read, comprehend, and verify information.
  5. Excellent organization skills.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and library staff.
  7. Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Sustained periods of computer and keyboard work during every working day.  May occasionally lift or carry containers weighing 20-50 lbs and push heavily loaded book carts. 

Normal office environment.

M. Camille Eaton Romig
Bibliographic Services Manager
Berks County Public Libraries
610-378-5260 x2503 1040
Berks Road Leesport, PA 19533


Milton Senior High School & Middle School (Posted 01/10/2015)

Librarian and Enrichment

Librarian and Enrichment

Level Principal and Supervisor of Special Education

Valid active Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate in subject,
Acts 34 and 151 Clearances,
Federal Criminal History Check

In accordance with current professional agreement.

Assigned students, instructional aides, and volunteers

- provide a library media program that supports the curriculum by providing resources and training so that both students and teachers become independent users of information.
- provide research based educational programs for students ident

Specifics can be found here: Enrichment.pdf



Wyomissing Public Library (Posted 12/23/2014)

Library Assistant/Program Coordinator

The Wyomissing Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, and energetic part-time employee to perform the duties of a Library Assistant and implement adult programs.

In addition to serving the patrons at the circulation desk, this employee is responsible for planning and implementing programs for adults. Occasionally, this employee will be responsible for performing community outreach to promote and increase public participation and use of library services.

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, previous library service, and experience planning programs for adults.

All library employees are required to have both criminal background and child abuse clearances.

Salary: $11 an hour

Hours: 18 hours a week. More hours may intermittently be available.

Schedule: Required to work at least one night a week and one Saturday a month.

Education: High school graduate or equivalent/college degree preferred.

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

Applications received by December 31, 2014 will receive first priority. Position available immediately.



Village Library (Posted 12/16/2014)

Library Director

Village Library, located in Morgantown, 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.  Established in 1965, Village Library is a member of the Berks County Public Library System. Under the direction of the Board, the Library Director will develop, administer, 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 to develop yearly goals, participates in fundraising and marketing, prepare state reports, and assist in yearly budget development. Candidate must qualify as a Provisional Librarian in Pennsylvania (Bachelor's Degree plus 12 credit hours of library science). Benefits include 2 weeks paid vacation annually. Salary commensurate with experience and educational background. Please send resume, professional references and salary expectations to:

Village Library of Morgantown
Board of Trustees
207 North Walnut Street
Morgantown, PA  19543



Lancaster Public Library (Posted 12/05/2014)

Adult Services Librarian

Lancaster Public Library is seeking a highly motivated, full-time professional Librarian for the Adult Services Department at its Lancaster City Branch.  

JOB DESCRIPTION:  While staffing the Reference Desk, the Adult Services Librarian provides reference services directly to the public in a busy, urban setting.  In order to provide effective service, this individual must be proficient in the use of print and electronic resources.  The Adult Services Librarian also staffs the Computer Help Desk, assisting patrons using the Library's public access computers.  To be successful, this individual must be tech-savvy and enthusiastic about learning new technologies and sharing that knowledge with the public.  The Adult Services Librarian is involved in planning and implementing entertaining, informative, and topical programs as well as conducting community outreach.     


  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science required
  • Self-starter capable of performing at a high level with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to urban librarianship
  • Proficient in the use of current technologies
  • Commitment to excellence in the provision of reference service and adult programming
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to English is desirable
  • Knowledgeable about library trends
  • Ability to work well with management, co-workers and  volunteers
  • Willingness to adapt to changing user needs
  • Strong organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Pleasant demeanor and helpful attitude essential
  • Scheduling flexibility, including evenings and weekends
  • Public library experience desirable

Criminal Background and Child Abuse Clearances required.

COMPENSATION:  Hourly rate: $15.51.   

For more information about Lancaster Public Library visit

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:  Lancaster Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Lancaster Public Library
125 N. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Attention:  Kathy Leader
Fax:  (717) 394-3083



Berks County Public Library System (Posted 12/02/2014)

Two Part-Time Preschool Programming Specialists

Berks County Public Library System is seeking two part-time Preschool Programming Specialists to design and deliver literature-based thematic programs for preschoolers, toddlers, and babies with caregivers early literacy programming in our 19 member libraries and on the Bookasaurus Outreach bookmobile.  The position requires a minimum of a BA/BS degree in Early Childhood Development, Education or Library Science and a minimum of 2 years experience working with young children in a library or classroom setting. A valid PA drivers' license is also required

The part-time position is 20 hours/week. Starting salary is $15.00/hour.  All applicants must complete a County of Berks Employment Application found at:



Berks County Public Library System (Posted 12/02/2014)

Outreach Services Coordinator

Outreach Services Coordinator - Berks County Public Library System is seeking an Outreach Services Coordinator effective January 2015.  This position is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of professional library outreach activities in a variety areas including early literacy, services to special populations and community based partnerships.  The Outreach Services Coordinator position is a full-time (40 hours/week), Exempt position with competitive benefits. Minimum qualifications include an MLS degree at an ALA accredited university and 3 years experience in public libraries.  A valid PA drivers' license is also required.  Salary range is $42,000-$50,000 depending upon qualifications.

The Berks County Public Library System is a department of county government charged with providing library services to the 401,000 residents through outreach activities and administrative and support services to the 19 member libraries.

All interested applicants must complete a County of Berks employment application at:

Applications can be submitted:

Iin person or by U.S. mail to:
County of Berks Human Resources Department
633 Court Street, 8th Floor
Reading, Pa 19601

By email to
By fax to 610-478-6084



Barrett Paradise Friendly Library (Posted 12/02/2014)

Children’s Services Specialist

Children's Services Specialist :  Barrett Paradise Friendly Library in Cresco, PA, is seeking a children's services specialist, 30 hours per week including some nights and Saturdays. The applicant must have a minimum of an Associate Degree in Education or a related field.  Previous experience with children and knowledge of public library work is preferred. $10-12.00 per hour depending on experience.  Send resume Cindy DeLuca, Director 6500 Route 191, Cresco, PA 18326.



Northampton Area Public Library (Posted 11/26/2014)

Library Director

The Northampton Area Public Library is seeking an innovative, community minded, collaborative individual to lead our library into the future.

The Library Director is the chief administrative and executive officer for the library and, as such, has the ultimate responsibility for the overall health and success of the library.   The Director advises the Board of Trustees on such matters as programming, finances, purchasing policies, strategic planning and other matters of significance. A critical function of the director will be the promotion of Library services in the Northampton community and engagement of community groups, leaders, and patrons in support of the library.  Northampton Public Library employs a Director of Operations who is responsible for the day-to-day financials and overall library operations, e.g., on-line and networking systems and oversight of personnel.  The Director of Operations reports to the Library Director.  

The applicant must possess a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science and a Certificate of Public Librarianship, and have experience in public library service. Demonstrated history of responsible administrative or supervisory experience is preferred.

Upon hire, the applicant must provide Act 34 Criminal Record Check and Act 151 Child Abuse History clearance.

For full consideration, please send resume covering relevant experience and education, a meaningful letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position, plus names and contact information for three professional references to:

Northampton Area Public Library
Search Committee
1615 Laubach Ave.
Northampton, PA  18067



Community Library of the Shenango Valley (Posted 11/22/2014)

Library Director

Position Description: The Board of Trustees of the Community Library of the Shenango Valley seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced leader to continue its commitment to quality public library service.  The Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees, staff and local stakeholders to develop and articulate the vision for library service, design and implement strategic initiatives, and promote library services within the community.  The Director will also be responsible for personnel supervision, budget preparation and management, grant solicitation, collection development, and overall management of the Library.  The Community Library of the Shenango Valley serves the residents of the City of Sharon and the City of Hermitage.  The Library is located Sharon, PA.  This position is a full-time, 40 hr/wk position and compensation includes a salary of $40,000 with an excellent benefit package including health insurance, vacation and sick leave, and a retirement plan.

Requirements: Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, a minimum of three years of progressively responsible library leadership, excellent interpersonal skills, experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management, and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology, and best practices for public libraries, as well as the ability to work effectively with the public, library staff and local government entities.  For more information about the library, visit our website at .

How to apply:   Submit cover letter, resume, and references (3 professional and 2 personal) to Search Committee at Community Library of the Shenango Valley, 11 N. Sharpsville Ave, Sharon, PA  16146 or by emailing .



Stockton College Library (Posted 11/20/2014)

Two Postitions Available

We currently have two openings at the Stockton College Library that do not require an MLS but prefer library experience or classes.

There is one full time position in Circulation as a Library Assistant and one part time position on the Information Desk available.

Here is the link to the page with both listings:  



Muhlenberg Community Library (Posted 11/20/2014)

Children’s Librarian

The primary responsibility for this position is the coordination and planning of services for children from baby to 6th grade.  The Children's Librarian will have full supervision of the Children's Area and maintain a quiet, safe, productive and attractive environment.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion for working with children and parents, a strong knowledge of children's literature, and a professional, helpful, positive attitude.


  • A MLS degree in Library Science or Master's in related field is required.
  • Significant experience working with parents and children preferred.
  • Broad knowledge of children's literature.
  • Strong commitment to customer service as well as the ability to build positive relationships with parents, children, and community members.
  • Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills required.
  • Must have computer skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office.
  • Able to work independently and be self-motivated as well as be a part of a team.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and Saturdays.
  • Provide Act 34 Criminal Record Check and Act 151 Child Abuse History.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.


  • Plans and implements children's programming, including story times, school age programs, and Summer Reading programs.
  • Creates and develops marketing strategies for promoting children's programming.
  • Creates youth-friendly displays, bulletin boards, signs, and other accompanying promotional materials.
  • Purchases materials for children's collection.
  • Plans, tracks and reports statistics for children's programming.
  • Weeds and maintains youth collection.
  • Provides patron off-site outreach programs to youth groups which may include preschools, schools, and other community groups.
  • Ability to organize and manage a group of volunteer parents.
  • Supports circulation staff as needed.
  • May serve as Librarian in charge if needed.
  • Attends workshops and seminars as appropriate.
  • Purchases supplies for youth programming/activities.
  • Performs other duties as instructed and assigned by the Library Director.

Supervised by: Library Director

Hours: Hours will include day, evening and weekend hours.  Average 25 hours per week.

Salary: $11.00/hour



Penn State Abington Library (Posted 11/13/2014)

Part-Time Library Assistant

The Penn State Abington Library has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant, 9.5 hours per week, evenings and weekends. Responsibilities will include reference and circulation duties and assisting with other tasks and special projects as assigned. Excellent interpersonal, customer service, verbal and written skills. Ability to work both independently and with others in a team environment. Good computer skills. Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus. High degree of reliability and ability to work a flexible schedule. Prefer some library experience. To apply, please complete the online application. In addition, please submit a letter of application and resume including names of three references.  

To apply go to



Bensalem Branch of the Bucks County Free Library (Posted 11/06/2014)

Assistant Library Manager

Bucks County Free Library has an exciting opportunity for a highly dynamic candidate to be part of the management team at the Bensalem branch of Bucks County Free Library. Are you someone who is passionate about working with the public in a large and diverse community? Are you able to inspire your staff to provide the best customer service they possibly can? Then, this job is for you!  

POSITION SUMMARY:  The ideal candidate for the Assistant Library Manager position will be skilled in management duties that will be shared with the Library Manager, including oversight of all key functions. In addition, s/he will direct and oversee day-to-day operations of the work unit, schedule, supervise, train and evaluate staff; and work with the Library Manager, support staff, and branch staff to ensure that the work unit meets county-wide operational and strategic goals as well as customer service standards. The Assistant Library Manager performs many of the same duties as subordinate staff and is familiar with all functions and staff responsibilities of the work unit. This is an FLSA exempt management position.  

The well-rounded candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be comfortable and capable using and demonstrating computers, tablets, and gadgets. S/he will have a strong knowledge of technology and a demonstrated ability to instruct and teach both library users and staff individually and in groups. Knowledge of how to operate various types of equipment, including digital and video cameras, and the ability to apply best practices for non-profits using social networking sites is a must.  

The Assistant Library Manager directly performs clerical duties at all levels of performance and directs service desk operations, including all day-to-day circulation functions and staff. The Assistant Library Manager implements circulation, customer service, and related library policies and procedures, and is independently responsible for the accuracy of all data entry to the patron database and library catalog, as well as data entry performed by service desk staff. Under the Library Manager's guidance the Assistant Library Manager will plan for and evaluate circulation functions and ensure that staff understand and follow library policies, procedures, practices, priorities, and goals.   Applicant must provide on date of hire at own expense the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; and FBI fingerprint-based background check.  


  • Requires a bachelor's degree
  • At least five years progressively responsible public library or customer service experience, including three years of direct supervision

TO APPLY:  You will find a complete job posting with instructions on how to apply along with a job description on the Bucks County Free Library website at



Robesonia Community Library (Posted 10/30/2014)


The Robesonia Community Library is seeking a Library Director. Responsibilities include: overseeing daily library operations, budgeting, filing reports, attending meetings, supervising staff, and collection development. The applicant must have the ability to work with the public, and have good organizational and computer skills. The Director will work 30 hours a week at a salary of $26,500 a year. A college degree with at least 12 credits in Library Science is required. A degree in Library Science is preferred.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

or to

Robesonia Community Library
Attn: Kathy Bashore
Board President
75-A South Brooke Street
Robesonia, PA 19551

Applications accepted until position is filled.​



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