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


 

Head, Public Services

Full time – 35 hours per week
$30,000 – $32,000; health, dental, and vision benefits provided by library

Submit a resume to:
Library Director
Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Or,  email to: tschwartzman@publibuc.org

Submission deadline: August 22, 2022

 

SUMMARY
Works under the general direction of the Assistant Director and is responsible for managing the user experience by connecting patrons to our products, programs and services. The Head of Public Services oversees circulation desk functions, provides answers or referrals to questions, and plans innovative programs designed to create interest and enjoyment both in the library and the community. In addition, this position assists with the maintenance of the circulating and non-circulating library collections and online resources.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
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. Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the circulation and information desks
2. Organize, supervise, schedule and direct the work of the circulation staff
3. Establish priorities and develop plans for implementation of customer-focused services,
innovative ideas, and solutions to problems.
4. Administer interlibrary loan services
5. Provide reference, readers advisory, referral, technology and collection assistance in person or
by phone, fax or email
6. Interpret library policies and procedures for staff and the public; recommend changes in
circulation policies and procedures
7. Identify and address user needs and resolve problems in a timely manner
8. Develop opportunities for programming, events and activities to engage the community
9. Supervise the Adult/Teen Programming Coordinator
10. Review requests and make reservations for meeting room use by outside groups
11. Advertise, interview, and assign volunteer opportunities that support library operations
12. Maintain and report statistics according to established library procedures
13. Assist with collection development and maintenance as assigned
14. Participate actively as a management team member at the department head level

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Must possess three to five years of previous library experience; progressively responsible experience leading, managing and supervising staff; strong computer and technology skills; customer service orientation; leadership and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; and ability to work collaboratively. Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends when required.

 

CERTIFICATION/SPECIAL SKILLS/LICENSE
Forward thinking approach to providing library service and knowledge of current trends. High degree of comfort and experience with using a wide variety of technology. Good independent judgment to effectively handle library user complaints, behavioral problems and library policy questions. Effective supervision, managerial, leadership and staff development skills are essential.

Clearances required are the FBI Background Check, and Pennsylvania Act 34 and Act 151 Child Abuse
Clearances. The position is a required Mandated Reporter for suspected child abuse and as such is
required to complete necessary training.

Possess 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 perform successfully 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.

 

Public Services Librarian

Full time – 35 hours per week
$40,000 – $42,000; health, dental, and vision benefits provided by library

Submit a resume to:
Library Director
Public Library for Union County
255 Reitz Boulevard
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Or,  email to: tschwartzman@publibuc.org

Submission deadline: August 22, 2022

 

SUMMARY
Works under the general direction of the Assistant Director and is responsible for managing the user experience by connecting patrons to our products, programs and services. The Public Services Librarian oversees circulation desk functions, provides answers or referrals to questions, and plans innovative programs designed to create interest and enjoyment both in the library and the community. In addition, this position contributes to the maintenance of the circulating and non-circulating library collections and online resources.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
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. Oversee and manage the day-to-day operation of the circulation and information desks
2. Establish priorities and develop plans for implementation of customer-focused services, innovative ideas, and solutions to problems.
3. Organize, supervise, schedule and direct the work of the circulation staff
4. Administer interlibrary loan services
5. Provide reference, readers advisory, referral, technology and collection assistance in person or by phone, fax or email
6. Purchase print and digital reference resources that reflect the information needs of the community
7. Interpret library policies and procedures for staff and the public; recommend changes in circulation policies and procedures
8. Identify and address user needs and resolve problems in a timely manner
9. Develop opportunities for programming, events and activities to engage the community
10. Supervise the Adult/Teen Programming Coordinator
11. Review requests and make reservations for meeting room use by outside groups
12. Advertise, interview, and assign volunteer opportunities that support library operations and fundraising
13. Maintain and report statistics according to established library procedures
14. Assist with collection development and maintenance as assigned
15. Participate actively as a management team member at the department head level

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must possess a Master of Science degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. Previous library experience is preferred and should include three years in a library setting. Progressively responsible experience leading, managing and supervising staff. Strong computer and technology skills; customer service orientation; leadership and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively. Flexible to work evenings and weekends when required.

 

CERTIFICATION/SPECIAL SKILLS/ LICENSE
A Pennsylvania Department of Education Library Certification of Public Librarianship is required.
Act 34, Act 151 and FBI clearances are required

Forward thinking approach to providing library service and knowledge of current trends. High degree of comfort and experience with using a wide variety of technology. Good independent judgment to effectively handle library user complaints, behavioral problems and library policy questions. Effective supervision, managerial a, leadership and staff development skills are essential.