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Bethlehem Area Public Library

Interlibrary Loan Technician

Bethlehem Area Public Library has an opening for an Interlibrary Loan Technician. Full job description is attached. The position is 15 hours per week and hourly pay is $17.37. FBI fingerprint, PA child abuse, and PA criminal background clearances are required. Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, and three references no later than Wednesday, December 9th.

Job Description: 


A. Title: Interlibrary Loan Technician

B. Department: Adult Services

C. Division: Administration/Buildings/Public Service

D. Supervisor: Interlibrary Loan Librarian / Head of Information Services


A .College Degree or 2 year Library Technical Certificate, plus library experience and computer knowledge

B.The ability to work well with the public

C. Physical mobility in order to reach all shelving, electrical connections and  computer cables

D. Ability to push a full cart of books

E. Ability to listen and communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, on the telephone, and via email

F. Manual dexterity allowing for efficient handling of books and audiovisual materials

G. Ability to type accurately

H. Attention to detail

I. Mechanical ability in order to assist patrons in the use of all the equipment on the public floor such as the photocopiers, microfilm reader printers, computers, printers, etc.


The Interlibrary Loan Technician assists the Interlibrary Loan Librarian in providing a smooth interlibrary loan workflow.  Also answers reference questions under the supervision of a Reference Librarian.


A. Packing and unpacking ILL items

B. Checking in returning ILLs and distributing them to the right places

C. Checking out ILLs that have been received

D. Updating the OCLC terminal

E. Searching OCLC and placing outgoing requests

F. Answering questions posed by the public via phone, email, or in person

G. Other duties, as assigned

Erin M. Poore
Assistant Director

Bethlehem Area Public Library

11 W. Church St

Bethlehem, PA 18018

610.867.3761 x256



University of Scranton

Full-Time Cataloging Assistant

The University of Scranton is now hiring a full-time Cataloging Assistant.  To apply online and view the full job description visit Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2015.


Lancaster Public Library

Children and Teen Services Manager

Lancaster Public Library's Duke Street Branch seeks a highly committed, dynamic professional to serve as Manager of the Children and Teen Services Department.  Children and teen services are a high priority for the organization and the Manager must possess all the skills necessary to successfully lead the Department in the provision of exceptional services. 

The Department provides services to children and teens in a dynamic, fast-paced diverse, urban environment.  Staff offers a variety of programs for youth from infants to age 20.  In addition, they provide outreach to the community.  Children and teen services staff assist patrons in locating information and perform readers advisory.  Assisting patrons in the use of technology is another facet of the job.  The Manager of the department must oversee these functions and ensure the services provided are of the highest quality. 

 A successful candidate must enjoy working with children and teens.  This individual will demonstrate superior leadership skills and the desire to employ those skills in support of the Library's mission.  The Department Manger must work well under pressure with minimal supervision.  This individual must demonstrate a high degree of personal responsibility as well as a willingness to accept responsibility for the operation of the Department.  Superior public service skills are required as well as competency with the latest technologies.  The Department Manager must be a team builder who is committed to accomplishing the Department's goals.  In addition, must be able to work effectively with other departments within the organization and with outside community organizations.  Excellent organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to multi-task.  Reliability in meeting deadlines, accuracy in budgeting, and adherence to all established policies and procedures are essential traits.

MLS/ MLIS degree preferred.  Consideration will be given to non-MLS/MLIS applicants who have a Bachelor's degree and significant relevant experience.  The position is full-time and requires evening and weekend hours.

This is an exempt position with benefits and an annual salary of $30,000-$40,000 based on experience.  The position requires a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Record Check.

For more information about Lancaster Public Library visit Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and three references to Kathy Leader, Executive Assistant, Lancaster Public Library, 125 N. Duke Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 or  Position open until filled.  The Lancaster public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



HACC Gettysburg Campus

Part-Time Librarian Technician Position

HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, is looking for a part-time library technician to assist at our Ask! Desk on the Gettysburg Campus.   

Are you someone who is dedicated to providing great customer service?  Someone who enjoys libraries and learning?  Someone who's a great team player?

If so, please refer to the Part-time Public Services Library Technician posting, open for applications until Nov 22nd.  



S. W. Smith Memorial Library

Part-Time Youth Services Assistant

Job Summary: We are looking for a creative, flexible, and tech savvy Youth Services Assistant who has the ability to multitask with interruptions, manage priorities, and meet deadlines with a personable demeanor. Versatility and a background in providing outstanding customer service is a key factor to success. The Youth Services Assistant works directly with the Library Director to plan, budget, and deliver programs and special events to multi-age groups. This includes children (birth to school-age), teens, parents, caregivers, schools, and community organizations. Managing the Youth Services collection and maintaining a working relationship with local schools is a must. The Youth Services Assistant may guide the work of other staff or volunteers. The Youth Services Assistant will greet, direct, and provide information to library users, performing a variety of circulation, reference, internet resource, office equipment and other tasks related to basic library services. Additionally, the Youth Services Assistant must be willing to attend and travel to trainings, conferences, seminars, and meetings relating to local school districts, the Seneca Library District, and PA Library system.

Minimum Requirements: Associates degree required, Bachelors degree preferred. Experience or familiarity working with youth and public libraries is a plus. Applicant must provide on date of hire the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; and FBI fingerprint-based background check.

Schedule: Part time - 20-25 hours per week. Variable hours, including evenings and weekends.

Pay: $9.50 per hour

Application Deadline: November 14, 2015

Application Requirements: cover letter, résumé, and college transcript and/or degree completion documentation.

Send Application Requirements to:

Ed Vicic, S.W. Smith Memorial Library Board President

201 East Maple Street

Port Allegany, PA 16743



Lower Macungie Library

Part-Time Library Assistant

Lower Macungie Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant with a flexible 20 hours per week schedule of three evenings and most Saturdays at $10.50 to start. We are looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability. Public library experience is preferred.

Please email resume and three references to:

Kathee Rhode, Executive Director

3450 Brookside Road

Macungie, PA 18062




Moline Public Library

Moline, Illinois

Library Director

The city of Moline, IL and the Moline Library Board of Trustees are currently accepting applications for the position of Library Director.

  • Salary Range: $93,561 - $142,364 (Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications)
  • Application Deadline: November 20, 2015 by 5:00 PM
  • Apply Online at:

A resume and cover letter must be attached to your online application.

Questions may be directed to:

Alison Fleming

Human Resources Manager

619 16th Street

Moline, IL 61265

Phone: 309-524-2068

Finalists will be interviewed by the Library Board and Human Resources.



Bucks County Free Library

Library Manager-Full Time- Bensalem Branch

Job Summary: An exciting opportunity is waiting for a highly dynamic candidate to direct and oversee the day-to-day operations at the Bensalem branch of Bucks County Free Library. Are you someone who is passionate about working with the public? Are you able to inspire your staff to provide the best customer service they possibly can? Are you tech savvy and able to demonstrate and instruct library users and staff on how to use computers, tablets, gadgets and other digital media? Then, this job is for you! This is an FLSA exempt position.


  • Requires a master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Studies.
  • Requires three years of direct staff supervision and three to five years of recent (within last 5 years) customer service experience.
  • Must have current driver's license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among many library sites.
  • Applicant must provide on date of hire the following three required clearances: PA State Police Criminal Record Check; PA Child Abuse History Clearance; and FBI fingerprint-based background check.

Schedule: Full-time. Variable schedule, including weekdays, evenings and weekends

Starting Salary:  $51,430 - $59,144 depending on qualifications

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

Application Requirements: Links to job description and job application are below. Job application includes an opportunity to upload cover letter, résumé (optional), and complete a supplemental questionnaire and pre-employment testing.  Pre-employment testing consists of five tests:  cognitive aptitude, customer service, Excel 2010, Word 2010, and computer and Internet knowledge test (about 65 minutes).

 Application Deadline: November 14, 2015; however, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis



Library Department Millersville University

Education Librarian:  Instructor/Assistant Professor Full time/Tenure track Beginning August 2016

DATE: October 2, 2015

Description: Millersville University seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and user-focused team member for the position of Education Librarian. This 9-month faculty position will serve as liaison to departments within the College of Education and Human Services, including the Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education Department, the Department of Educational Foundations, and Wellness and Sport Sciences Department. In addition to possessing excellent instruction and communication skills, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated aptitude for integrating technology into teaching and learning. The selected candidate will demonstrate excellence in librarianship and will collaborate with faculty in the College of Education and Human Services to promote student learning and engage in outreach to the K-12 community in Central Pennsylvania.

Required:  MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution. Experience in an educational setting; such as K-12 or teacher education or academic library; Experience in providing library instruction and/or teaching using best practices and current trends in information literacy education and active learning strategies; Experience in providing research assistance with learners at a variety of levels;  Experience with electronic information resources; Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills; Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse learners; Demonstrated ability and willingness to work cooperatively in a changing library and university environment; Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility.

Successful interview and three successful background checks: Criminal Background Check (Act 34); Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151); and FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting (Act 114).

 Preferred: Professional experience in a K-12 setting; Second master's degree or doctorate/PhD; Experience with multiple formats for provision of research assistance; Evidence of a commitment to student learning commensurate with the university's strong instructional mission.

 To Apply:  Go to and create a faculty application.  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts will be required.

 Application Submission: Full consideration given to applications received by January 10, 2016.

 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution



Wilson School District(Posted 10/17/15)

Elementary Teacher-Librarian

The Wilson School District in Berks County has an opening for a full-time, contracted elementary teacher-librarian at Whitfield Elementary School starting January 2016.

We are seeking applicants with a valid PA Library Certificate (K-12) who are excellent collaborators and adept social media users. Strong technology skills, advocacy skills and experience/interest in makerspaces are also preferred. This particular elementary library has:

  • A dedicated full-time teacher-librarian (no traveling between buildings),
  • A mostly fixed schedule on a 6-day rotating cycle, approx. 28 classes K-5,
  • A dedicated library assistant for approx. 20 hours/week,
  • An existing Facebook page to maintain, and
  • LOTS of square footage to work with.

 Also, we are a 1:1 district using Chromebooks for grades 2 through 12 and Nexus tablets for K-1; we use Destiny as our circulation system.

 If interested, please submit application materials through by October 23rd. Thank you!

Collette Jakubowicz, Teacher-Librarian & Dept Co-chair

Spring Ridge Elementary School

Wilson School District, West Lawn, PA



York County Library System: Martin Memorial Library(Posted 10/17/15)

Youth Services Librarian:

The Youth Services Librarian supervises the operations of the Children's Room and Teen Forum. This includes, but is not limited to the supervision of staff, volunteers, youth collections, customer service, and programming. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining partnerships with organizations within the community, supporting the vision of York County Library System. The candidate will provide support and guidance in the Youth Services arena to branch and member libraries of York County Library System. This position is Full-Time (40 hours)/Exempt.

Education & Experience Requirements:

Candidate must have a Masters in Library Science (MLS) degree or equivalent. Candidate must have current Child Abuse clearance; PA Criminal History; FBI fingerprint based record check; and Mandated Reporter Training certificate. Candidate must have proven ability to:

  • Apply entrepreneurial thinking in libraries
  • Build and sustain highly effective teams
  • Creatively solve problems
  • Identify and respond to trends
  • Analyze and apply relevant data to the decision making process
  • Plan and implement successful changes
  • Measure and articulate outcomes
  • Providing direct customer service in a public library setting (urban preferred)
  • Using mobile devices for personal information needs
  • Assisting customers with technology needs
  • Managing highly circulating collections
  • Creating and managing developmentally appropriate programs for children and teens based on PA education standards

General Requirements:

Must be an enterprising individual, enjoy being a team player, be willing to take risks and learn from failure. This position requires someone who has strong communication and technology skills who is truly enthusiastic about working with children and teens. It is important that the candidate be a dependable self-starter and a knowledgeable user of computers and common applications. A sense of humor, patience, and the ability to be flexible is critical to success in this position.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with leadership to position York County Libraries as a highly sought after partner in education, business, and community building.
  • Represents the library's youth services to district libraries and outside organizations including managing youth programming and bookings for youth programs by outside agencies.
  • Works with staff to identify and implement improvements in services to the youth in our community. Areas of influence include: early education, parent education, public access technology, programming, and outreach.
  • In partnership with Director of Operations, trains and evaluates the Youth Services Customer Service staff.
  • Works with York County Library System Planning & Communications teams to develop new services supporting the vision of the Library of the future.
  • Works with the IT Director and Director of Information Services to evaluate, implement, and integrate technology in library services and operations. Responsible for assigned projects and services.
  • Prepares and communicates research briefs, budgets, and reports.
  • Performs customer service tasks at public desks on a regular basis
  • Responsible for youth collections & performs collection specialist duties for youth collections
  • Participates in online and in-building and book promotional efforts including authoring frequent book posts and tweets, merchandising, and readers' advisory.
  • Serves on committees as requested.
  • Provides additional support as requested.

If your qualifications and interests match this position, please email your resume and cover letter to

York County Library System supports workplace diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



Indian Valley Public Library(Posted 10/17/15)

Children's Librarian: Immediate opening for a full-time children's librarian in a busy Montgomery County PA library.

Responsibilities:    To plan, implement, and manage a comprehensive program for youth services, in conjunction with the Outreach/YA Librarian.   Primary responsibilities include public service, materials selection, year-round programming, outreach to daycares and preschools, and  collection maintenance.

Qualifications:   MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.   Thorough knowledge of children's resources, storytelling, and program expertise.   The successful candidate must be highly organized, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work as a team member.

Hours, Salary:   Full-time with benefits (paid-time-off and TIAA-CREF retirement plan).    Salary commensurate with experience.

IVPL serves an area of 41,000 on the northeast edge of Montgomery County, 25 miles north of Philadelphia.   Annual circulation 485,000.   Average visits per day:  790.   Staff of 28, including six professional librarians.

Check out our website:

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.  Letter of application and resume to Linda Beck, Director, at the above address or via email at



Abington Heights School District (Posted 10/2/15)

East Grove Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Long-Term Substitute

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



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 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

Associate Director

Access and Building Services

Libary and Information Services

Dickinson College



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