Job Opportunities

The Library System of Lancaster County

Cataloger

The Library System of Lancaster County seeks a full-time Cataloger.  See full job description here.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Stephanie Zimmerman at szimmerman@lancasterlibraries.org by 9/18/19.

Job Summary:  Performs original and copy cataloging and classification of library resources, in a variety of formats, using online databases in accordance with current international and local cataloging standards. This includes the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata in an integrated library system.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; BA/MLS a plus.
  • Minimum one year of cataloging experience in a public library setting preferred.

Salary: Low to mid 30s.  Benefits included.

Essential Functions: 

  • Performs derived, original, and copy cataloging with adherence to standard cataloging documentation and procedures, including assigning call numbers using DDC according to established policies, and creating items.
  • Works collaboratively with other catalogers and member libraries to make resources discoverable and usable; contributes to planning and implementing cataloging activities.
  • Stays current in the areas of cataloging, database maintenance, authority control and ILS functionality.
  • Performs routine and special project maintenance activities and reports.
  • Provides training in linking/item record creation for member library staff.

Required Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (written/oral).
  • Knowledge of standard cataloging documentation and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain a consistent standard of cataloging quality and output.
  • Familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.; unpack, shelve, and shift large quantities of library materials.
  • Ability to push and pull carts weighing up to 75 lbs.

Personal attributes and traits:

  • Ability to work independently and productively as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies; think critically in analyzing problems and developing solutions.
  • Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities.
  • Ability to make decisions independently within the framework of departmental and organizational policies and goals
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.

 


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


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.


Manheim Township Public Library

Grant Writer/Fundraiser (Part Time)

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 www.mtpl.info.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 Track fundraising revenues and generate reports
  • Promote fundraising activities using social media, mailings, press
  • Create Corporate Sponsorship Plan
  • Create Planned Giving/Bequests Program

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three years fundraising experience in the non-profit sector
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of the development profession
  • Proven experience in applying this knowledge to develop and carry out successful fundraising
  • Knowledge of donor software 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: 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 jsands@mtpl.info.

Manheim Township is an equal opportunity employer.