Job Opportunities

Ephrata Public Library

Creative Development Director

The Ephrata Public Library is seeking a creative Development Director who will be a member of the management team and contributes to the operational and strategic leadership of the Library. The Development Director is responsible for working with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to maintain a long-term fundraising program, as well as seeking out operational grants and funding. Key responsibilities include annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns and endowment funding. The Development Director also manages donor relations, identifies new prospects, oversees grant proposals and oversees the operations of the Library’s book store, including volunteer management. Competitive salary and benefits.

To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements along with your resume to Executive Director Penny Talbert at EOE.

Passport/Fingerprinting Agents

The Ephrata Public Library is currently seeking applications for Passport/Fingerprinting Agents in our Government Services office. The open position is for 15-20 hours per week. Qualified applicants should be customer-service oriented and have a strong attention to detail. Applicants must be willing to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours, and be able to stand for extended periods of time. All employees must pass an FBI criminal background check and obtain their child abuse clearances. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Laura Eaton at

Youth Librarian (Part-Time)

The Ephrata Public Library (Ephrata, PA) seeks a part time (25-35 hrs/wk) Librarian to develop, facilitate and evaluate programs and services to join our team in a supportive meet the needs of the tween and teen community at the library and within the Northern LancasterHUB, a community collaborative led by the Library.

Successful candidates will be creative, resourceful and adaptable individuals who can empower youth to read, research, and think creatively. Additionally, they must stay current on emerging library technologies, services, and programming trends for young adults. Previous experience working with tweens & teens required. MLIS preferred but not required. Salary commensurate on experience.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Executive Director Penny Talbert at

Library System of Lancaster County

Executive Director

Due to a retirement of the current Executive Director, the Board of Directors of the Library System of Lancaster County seeks a mission-driven leader.  This person leads a talented team of professionals in coordinating efforts to provide countywide support services and cooperative programs.  The successful candidate is a strategic and creative thinker who understands the diverse needs and evolving nature of modern public libraries and has the ability to build and maintain individual, organizational, and civic relationships.  The Executive Director will foster an environment of collaboration, trust and transparency that propels continual development.

The Library System of Lancaster County (LSLC) is a federated system with 14 independent member libraries and 3 branches which serve the over 536,000 residents of Lancaster County in south-central Pennsylvania.  Established in 1987, LSLC has an annual budget of $3.8 million that comes from state and county allocations, grants and community donations.  The staff of 19 provides support services that include information technology, an integrated library system, public relations, youth services, professional consultation, training, a bookmobile, cataloging and acquisitions.

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Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited institution.
  2. Experience in business administration or a strong foundational knowledge of the principles of business administration.
  3. A minimum of five years of experience as a proven leader.
  4. Supervisory experience over staffing structures at an enterprise level.

Job Responsibilities:

A. Reporting to the board of directors, the executive director:

  • Leads system staff and stakeholders in the implementation of the strategic plan of the LSLC.
  • Engages in continuing review and evaluation of system services to achieve maximum efficiency and stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
  • Assists the board in formulation of policies for further improvement of the LSLC.
  • Implements all board policies.
  • Maintains consistent, proactive communication with the board on relevant developments, challenges, opportunities, and events of the LSLC and its member libraries.
  • Works with board committees and prepares data and information needed for board decision-making.
  • Submits an annual budget to the board and administers the budget throughout the year.
  • Informs the board of regional, state, and national developments, trends, forecasts, and best practices related to library funding, fundraising, legislation, and operations.
  • Upholds the highest of ethical standards and assumes accountability and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances relevant to the LSLC.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the board.


B. In administration of the LSLC, the executive director:

  • Provides leadership as outlined above, directing all staff of the system in the adoption of and continued focus on practices that serve library needs, accomplish goals and improve operations as a means to achieve the system’s strategic plan.
  • Provides leadership for project management within the system.
  • Works with stakeholders in the implementation of long-term and short-term goals and objectives for the library system.
  • Fosters staff development and training to advance the system’s organizational mission and vision.
  • Oversees staff meetings and internal communications.
  • Oversees proactive public relations engagement and outreach.
  • Manages the submission of grant applications and the administration of approved grant programs as well as oversight for other fundraising duties.
  • Promotes system services to member libraries and assures that system services fulfill requirements set forth in membership agreements.
  • As necessary, advises and assists member library trustees, directors, and “friends” organizations as a means to achieve the system’s mission and vision and advance those of the member libraries.
  • Administers the continuing development of system-wide training programs, cataloguing and acquisitions, and other essential functions of the LSLC.
  • Makes presentations to state and local governments. Works with government officials to promote libraries, library services, and the LSLC.
  • Is a robust ambassador for the LSLC to all constituencies. Confers with representatives of community organizations who seek information about LSLC services and public library service in general. Addresses civic organizations upon request.
  • Participates in local, state, and national professional activities.


C. Working as a partner with member libraries, and in addition to many of the items listed above which require robust engagement with member libraries, the executive director:

  • Maintains consistent, proactive communication with member library stakeholders including but not limited to directors and trustees on relevant developments, challenges, opportunities, and events of the LSLC.
  • In the LSLC’s role as a convener, the executive director provides leadership in the establishment of an improved organizational culture of collaboration and partnership within the system and member libraries. Improved collaboration and partnership requires input and buy-in from all stakeholders. It is the executive director’s role to facilitate value-added dialogue and be a unifying force to positively influence and advance this process.


Required Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Ability to work with diverse stakeholders to achieve an organizational mission.
  • Ability to manage and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Proactive community relations, outreach and advocacy.
  • Able to collaborate with the board of directors to achieve the organizational mission and implementation of successful board development practices.
  • Demonstration of fundraising and/or grant-writing ability.


Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary range starts at $80,000.00 and is commensurate based on experience.
  • Benefits include:
    • Vacation, Sick/Personal, Discretionary and Holiday leave
    • Health, Vision and Dental benefits
    • Life and Disability Insurance
    • Retirement plan – 403(b)


How to Apply:

Interested individuals who meet these criteria should submit a single email containing a resume and a cover letter in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats to no later than Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Questions may also be sent to the same email address.

The Library System of Lancaster County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Library System of Lancaster County complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

The Library System of Lancaster County expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Manheim Township Public Library

Library Assistant – Circulation Department

Manheim Township Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant. The desired candidate will be a motivated, high-energy and outgoing individual who is detail and team-oriented, tech-savvy and possess superior communication and customer service skills.

Job Description: Assist library patrons at the Circulation Desk, at the public computers, and over the phone.  Works behind the scenes processing the flow of materials.

Qualifications:  HS Diploma required. Candidates with a college degree and previous library experience are preferred.  Millennium/Sierra ILS experience a plus. Ability to speak a language in addition to English desirable. Must be able to lift 30 pounds, push carts weighing 50 pounds, and shelve materials on high as well as low shelves.

Compensation: $9.50/hour. The position is 28 hours/week, weekdays and one Saturday per month. Hours subject to change based on the needs of the Library.

Must pass the Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Fingerprint Based Federal Criminal History.

Application:  Send cover letter, resume and three references to Joyce Sands, Executive Director, at Manheim Township Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Grant Writer/Fundraiser

Manheim Township Public Library is seeking a highly-motivated, dynamic individual for the Grant Writer/Fundraiser position.  This individual will develop, plan, and implement a comprehensive fundraising program to support the Library’s mission.  To be successful, the Grant Writer/Fundraiser must achieve established revenue goals.  To learn more about the Library visit


  • Plan and implement all aspects of fundraising events
  • Coordinate all fundraising campaigns
  • Develop a comprehensive grant funding program
  • Work with the Executive Director and Department Managers to identify projects that are suitable for grant funding
  • Identify and research potential grantors, prepare grant applications, administer grants, and submit reports to grantors
  • Donor relations activities including retention of current donors, assisting with solicitations, developing cultivation strategies for specific donors, expanding and diversifying donor base
  • Develop relationships with businesses to obtain sponsorships, donations, gift-in-kind donations, and event participation
  • Maintain donor database (GiftWorks)
  • Track fundraising revenues and generate reports
  • Promote fundraising activities using social media, mailings, press
  • Create Corporate Sponsorship Plan
  • Create Planned Giving/Bequests Program


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years fundraising experience in the non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of the principals and practices of the development profession
  • Proven experience in applying this knowledge to develop and carry out successful fundraising
  • Knowledge of donor software (GiftWorks) and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Experience creating website content (WordPress)
  • Ability to produce promotional materials and digital displays
  • Ability to meet fundraising goals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success in writing grant applications
  • Flexible schedule
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Compensation: $20-$24/hour, commensurate with experience. The position is 20 hours/week and includes evenings and weekends, based on the needs of the organization.

Must pass the Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Fingerprint Based Federal Criminal History.

Application:  Send cover letter, resume and three references to Joyce Sands, Executive Director, at

Manheim Township is an equal opportunity employer.