The Union County Library System is a great place to work, and we occasionally have opportunities for full or part-time employment. Current job openings are listed below by library location when available.

  • Please click on the link below to obtain a copy of the Employment Application.
  • Please complete this application, print, and sign it. Instructions on where and when to submit the application will be noted in the job description.

Employment Application


The Public Library for Union County

Children’s Outreach

20 hours per week/Tuesday 9:30 – 5, Wednesday 9:30 – 5, Thursday 9 – 5

$10.01 per hour

Summary
Position is responsible for all aspects of the Children’s Outreach program including the mobile service.  Additionally, part of the employee’s time is utilized as a Library Assistant in the Children’s Department, and occasionally works at the circulation desk.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following list is representative of the typical duties and responsibilities performed.  The employee’s actual duties and responsibilities may vary slightly depending on department needs and individual assignments.

  1. Develop and evaluate route schedule
  2. Transport materials to and from the library van
  3.  Drive to stops on a timely basis
  4. Note/report issues with vehicle
  5. Select and weed all materials for outreach collection
  6. Prepare books for outreach use
  7. Recruit volunteers to apply sticker and stamps to outreach materials
  8. Independently handle check in and check out of outreach materials
  9. Maintain statistics on a daily, monthly and yearly basis
  10. Interact with staff and children using the outreach service in person and through written communication.
  11. Offer special themed programs
  12. Prepare and present story time programs at outreach sites
  13. Establish priorities for implementation of services, innovative ideas and solutions to problems

Education and Experience
Associates Degree required in Early Childhood Development or work with children in an education setting desired. Love working with children. Be able to demonstrate proficient clerical skills, have a working knowledge of personal computers. The employee must have a thorough grasp of the community profile including such knowledge as organizations, children’s services, public service agencies, etc.

Special Skills/Certification/License
Must possess expressive patron-service skills.  These skills are generally defined as “people skills” and include the ability to communicate effectively, an expression of patience, friendliness and courteousness and a desire to help others. Basic organizational skills. Act 34 and Act 151 clearances. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear at a conversational level, use hands to handle objects, stand or sit for long periods of time, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, reach, stoop, kneel or crouch.  The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and traverse stairs.  Occasionally, the employee is required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Generally, duties are performed in a climate-controlled environment, but the employee is exposed to outside weather and uncomfortable fluctuations in temperature within the building.  Travel between outreach stops is a necessity in all weather.

Please submit a completed application to Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837 by November 1.


The Public Library for Union County

Children’s Services Assistant    

25 hours per week/ Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9 am – 1 pm, Tuesdays 9 am – 5 pm, Thursday 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm                                       

$10.01 per hour

Summary
Responsible for planning, developing and delivering library programs for preschool, elementary, and families at the library and other community locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following list is representative of the typical duties and responsibilities. The employee’s actual duties and responsibilities may vary slightly depending on general library needs and individual assignments.

  1. Establish a yearly calendar of program offerings for children and families
  2. Contact, schedule, and confirm all program presenters
  3. Provide program information to library system’s Marketing Coordinator for use in the promotion and publicity through various media outlets
  4. Survey program attendees for suggestions on future programs and events
  5. Maintain programming statistics
  6. Oversee development of annual summer reading program utilizing national theme
  7. Develop new program opportunities for possible grant funding
  8. Develop partnerships with community venues who service community residents
  9. Establish priorities for the implementation of services and innovative ideas
  10. Post flyers and other promotional materials about library programs and services
  11. Serve as contact person to participate in community events
  12. Work in cooperation with the Union County Library System and North Central Library District in providing programs administered through their offices
  13. Attend meetings and workshops related to programming responsibilities

Education and Experience
Associates Degree. Previous library experience is preferred.  Knowledge of community demographics.  Awareness of programming trends in libraries. Computer competency.

Special Skills/Certification/License
Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Ability to work independently. Good organization abilities.  Ability to supervise the work of others. Act 34 and Act 151 clearances. A valid PA driver’s license

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and hear at a conversational level, use hands to handle objects, stand or sit for long periods of time, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, reach, stoop, kneel or crouch.  The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and traverse stairs.  Occasionally, the employee is required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Generally, duties are performed in a climate-controlled environment, but the employee is exposed to outside weather and uncomfortable fluctuations in temperature within the building.

Please submit a completed application to Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837 by November 1.