Job Opportunities

Adamstown Area Library

Library Director

The library in Adamstown, PA (Antique Capital of PA) is seeking an outgoing, organized, and enthusiastic person to fill the position of Library Director. Our service area is comprised of 31,000 residents within five library-friendly municipalities. We offer a fabulous staff, hard-working board & an award winning Friend’s group. We also will be relocating to a new building in December of 2019 or the very beginning of 2020. Please join us for this exciting opportunity.

Job Description

Resumes may be sent by email to John Schmoyer, Board Vice President, at john3355@ptd.net or by mail to:
Search Committee
Adamstown Area Library
PO Box 356, 3000 North Reading Road
Adamstown, PA 19501.

Resumes will be accepted until June 1, 2019


Ephrata Public Library

Library Assistant – Circulation  (Part-time)

The Ephrata Public Library is seeking a part-time library assistant to staff the circulation desk.  The desired candidate must be proficient with social media, search engines, Microsoft Office, and email.  Other requirements include familiarity with public libraries, and excellent communication and customer service skills.  Previous experience working in a public library and bilingual is preferred.

Must be available to work 10-15 hours a week, which will include regularly scheduled morning and evening shifts, and one Saturday a month.

Up to date processed copies of a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and an FBI Criminal Background Check must be provided before hire.

To apply send a cover letter and resume as a Microsoft Word document to abalmer@ephratapubliclibrary.org


Manheim  Township Public Library

Library Assistant – Circulation Department (Part-time)

Manheim Township Public Library is recruiting for a part-time Library Assistant – Circulation position. The position may be filled by one individual at 28 hours/week or two individuals at 14 hours/week each. 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 jsands@mtpl.info. Manheim Township Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Ephrata Public Library

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 leaton@ephratapubliclibrary.org

Part Time Library Assistant

The Ephrata Public Library is seeking a part-time library assistant to staff the circulation desk. The desired candidate must be proficient with social media, search engines, Microsoft Office, and email. Other requirements include familiarity with public libraries, and excellent communication and customer service skills. Previous experience working in a public library and bilingual is preferred.

Must be available to work 10-15 hours a week, which will include regularly scheduled morning and evening shifts, and one Saturday a month.

Up to date processed copies of a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and an FBI Criminal Background Check must be provided before hire.

To apply send a cover letter and resume as a Microsoft Word document to abalmer@ephratapubliclibrary.org.


Quarryville Library

Youth Services Coordinator (Part-Time)

Overall objective of the job: Under the direction of the Library Director, the Youth Services Coordinator participates in the full range of library and youth services including programming, publicity, circulation, and collection maintenance.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with preference given for courses in Library Science, Education or related field.
  • Library and teaching experience with children and youth.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends. Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must pass the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and FBI Fingerprint Based Federal Criminal History.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Prepares and implements story times, summer reading activities and special programs for youth.
  • Provides outreach to preschools, schools and community organizations.
  • Conducts in-house class tours to explain and demonstrate how students can use the library.
  • Prepares and collects statistics, surveys, and reports, which measure and evaluate usage of the library’s youth collection and programs on a monthly basis.
  • Attends local and regional meetings.
  • Maintains library events, activities and other related updates online.
  • Updates the children’s calendars and events on social media and the website.
  • Assists with library fundraising and attends Fundraising Committee meetings when discussing children’s events.
  • Gives support to the circulation staff when needed or scheduled.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of children and teen literature, public library resources and services.
  • Computer skills including; spreadsheets, WordPress, Microsoft Office, and social media.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate library programming for youth.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

This position is part-time at 25 hours per week, including days, evenings and occasional Saturdays.  Hourly rate is between $13 – $15, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Sylvia Drennen at sdrennen@quarryvillelibrary.org.