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Employment Opportunities and Internships in Library and Learning Technologies


Children's Librarian

Oxford, Chester County, PA - USA

Hours: Full Time, 36 hours a week, some weeknight and Saturday hours required

Wages: Starting at $14 an hour plus benefits

The Oxford Library is looking for a creative, energetic, friendly, and conscientious Children's Librarian to work in our Children's Library. The candidate should be comfortable working with people of all ages and have a wide knowledge of children's and young adult literature. The Oxford Library is committed to serving the education needs of the local community by forging partnerships with local schools and education organizations. If selected for the position, individual will be expected to design and promote vibrant and engaging education programs and foster relationships with local community organizations and individuals.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. Considerable knowledge of children's literature required. Working knowledge of children's development preferred. Excellent customer service skills. In addition, the Children's Librarian will need to possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Supervisory experience preferred. Grant writing is a plus. Spanish language skills are a plus. Computer literacy in the following areas is critical to this position: E-mail, database, spreadsheet, word processing, internet, and PowerPoint.

Responsibilities: - Provides recommendations for print and non-print materials for children and young adults in accordance with the library's Collection Development Policy.

- Manages the children's collection through weeding and material review.

- Acts as a team leader to the Children's Room staff members and volunteers.

- Responsible for circulation-related training of full-time and part-time Children's Room staff.

- Schedules all staff for Children's circulation desk coverage.

- Serves as Library's Children's Department representative to Chester County Library System (CCLS). Attends monthly CCLS Children's Meeting.

- Provides Story Time several times weekly both on and off site.

- Oversees and coordinates all children and young adult events and performers.

- Promotes upcoming programs using a variety of methods to include social media and print materials.

- Keeps accurate reports of program attendance.

- Participates in the selection and withdrawal of library materials according to the library's established collection development policies using professional journals, review media, observation of patron borrowing patterns, patron requests, and CCLS lists of high-demand items.

- Responsible for patron Reader's Advisory in Children's and Young Adult areas.

- Creates thematic displays of library materials. Makes sure all library display areas are well-stocked, neat, and attractive.

Physical Demands: This position requires the following physical abilities: to handle, lift, move, shift library materials weighing up to 25 lbs; to wheel book carts weighing up to 125 lbs; to operate a keyboard; to stand, sit, kneel, walk, stoop, and reach repeatedly throughout the workday.

Report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse), and fingerprint based federal criminal history submitted through the PSP or its authorized agent (FBI).

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Equal opportunity employer.

Posted November 16, 2017


Director of Libraries

The Episcopal Academy is a 227 year old coeducational pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade college preparatory day school with an enrollment of 1227 students on a bucolic, state of the art campus of over 100 acres in Newton Square, Pennsylvania. Through the integration of our academic, athletic, arts, and chapel programs we live our mission statement: Challenging and nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit, we inspire boys and girls to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity.

The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates with a demonstrable capacity for:

a) Academic leadership: Developing library-wide instructional offerings and providing faculty members with resources to complement curricula, and empowering students to be enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, researchers, and ethical users of gathered information.

b) Community and cultural leadership: Creating a culture in which libraries are inviting, service-oriented intellectual centers for students and faculty, and encouraging thoughtful innovation

c) Management: Leading a student-oriented team of professionals, while managing all aspects of library operations, including budget, personnel, program planning, facilities, collection, and equipment; as well as coordinating collection development and maintenance of diverse, age-appropriate and program-suitable library resources.

d) Technology: Using and analyzing emerging technologies, including experience as a school leader in digital critical thinking skills.

e) Training and experience: K-12 independent school library experience is viewed favorably; MLS or equivalent degree.

An EA employee...

a) Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.

b) Embodies and lives The Stripes.

c) Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.

d) Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others - especially students - as having the ability to learn and reach success.

e) Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative

f) Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.

To apply:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email with the subject line "Director of Libraries" to Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.

a) Cover letter expressing interest in this position

b) Current resume

c) List of five references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each (References will be contacted only with the candidate's permission).

Application deadline: 12:00 PM ET, December 15, 2017

Position start date: August 2018

Posted November 9, 2017


Youth Services Coordinator

The Fleetwood Area Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic and creative part-time Youth Services Coordinator with a love for public service and community engagement.

Work Schedule: An average of 12-16 hours per week, both daytime and evening hours with a required Saturday shift approximately every six weeks.

Salary will be set by the Board of Trustees and based on education, qualifications, and prior experience.


a) Develops and presents quality programs for youth, ages birth through 17

b) Coordinates the Library's annual Summer Reading Program

c) Create youth friendly displays, bulletin boards, signs, and other promotional materials. Notifies press of programs and events.

d) Provide outreach programs to children's group which may include pre-schools, daycares, and other community groups.

e) Develop and maintain online outreach to target patrons via the FAPL website, events calendar, and social media sites.

f) Communicate with the Fleetwood Area School District to promote library resources and programming. Collaborate with school librarians and other staff as necessary.

g) Attend local and regional meetings, workshops and seminars as appropriate and required.


a) Bachelor's Degree with preference given to courses in Library Science or Education

b) Experience in planning and conducting programs for youth and their caregivers

c) Strong leadership, communication and organizational skills

d) Broad knowledge of children's literature, authors, and illustrators

e) Strong commitment to customer service. Enthusiastic, extroverted demeanor with the ability to build strong relations with children of all ages and their caregivers.

f) Some degree of schedule flexibility to coordinate activities with patron's needs.


To apply, please email cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and references to:

Carin Mileshosky, Library Director

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Posted November 3, 2017

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