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.

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Employment Application


Public Library for Union County/ Union County Library System

Library Director/System Administrator

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest to: search@publibuc.org; or by postal service to: Search Committee, The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Boulevard, Lewisburg, PA 17837

 

The Board of Trustees of the Public Library for Union County and the Union County Library System are seeking an individual to lead both the library and the federated county system of 3 independent libraries.

 

The Public Library for Union County (PLUC), located in Lewisburg PA, provides a full range of services 6 days a week with a staff of 15 employees.  Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees the Library Director provides leadership in the areas of human resource management, library development, community relations, physical plant, finances, administration, and technology.  Key responsibilities include reporting and adherence to state, county and local agency funding standards and the stewardship of Library services in the community.

 

The Union County Library System (UCLS) coordinates free public library services to the residents of Union County through three independent libraries:  The Public Library for Union County, Lewisburg; Herr Memorial Library, Mifflinburg; and West End Library, Laurelton.  Each library, governed by a board of trustees, is responsible for its own budget, building, collection, programs, staffing and fundraising efforts.  The UCLS has 5 employees providing a range of shared services, including system-wide cataloguing, marketing and technology training.  Reporting to the UCLS Board of Trustees, the System Administrator is responsible for the preparation and submission of all necessary plans, reports, and documents to state, county and local funders and assuring compliance with state standards and System policies and procedures.

 

The combined position requires a MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited school with at least 5 years of increasing responsibilities as a librarian in a public library setting, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience. Knowledge of Pennsylvania library laws and compliance standards and a PA Department of Education Library Certification of Public Librarianship is required. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with boards and staff, county government, and the community is required.

 

A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience is available to the qualified candidate.

 

Lewisburg is in central Pennsylvania, 60 miles north of Harrisburg, 50 miles east of Penn State University and 20 miles south of Williamsport – the home of the Little League World Series.  On the banks of the Susquehanna River, Lewisburg is a vibrant community of Victorian era architecture and home to Bucknell University.  The area is known for its many outdoor activities, fine dining, and a robust arts community and is within 3 hours driving to New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.