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Support Staff I: Circulation Clerk, Children’s Services, Part-Time

The Children’s Services Department of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library seeks a part-time (15.0 hours/week) circulation clerk. Work schedule will be evenings and alternate Saturdays. Provide outstanding public library service to patrons. Support activities of the department by staffing the public service desk, performing clerical tasks, and assisting other staff with projects and programming. This position primarily serves 0-12 year olds, their families, and their educators. The successful applicant for this position will be a true team player, self-motivated, and driven to build great relationships with our patrons and our community. Wage: $11.00/hour.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Previous work experience of 0–4 years. Good organizational ability. Good reading and filing skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively and pleasantly with the public. Good workstation computer literacy. Position requires lifting as much as 30 pounds, standing for extended periods of time, and the ability to substitute at the library’s other locations.

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Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Karen Goltz, Department Head, at kgoltz@mclinc.org. The complete job description and employment application can be found at the bottom of this webpage. EOE


Support Staff II: Preschool Outreach Bookmobile Operator, Full-Time

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library’s Bookmobile & Outreach Department seeks a full-time (37.0 hours/week) employee to operate our preschool outreach bookmobile, Books Go Round (BGR). Provide library outreach services to preschool children (ages 3-5) in Head Start, Pre-K, preschool, and daycare classrooms throughout the county. Establish positive working relationships with classroom teachers. Help schedule the BGR for regular classroom visits. Help communicate schedules, policies and procedures to all stakeholders. Help develop and maintain the BGR collection. Design and deliver story times and literacy programs. Provide reader’s advisory to children and teachers. Drive and operate bookmobiles and cargo vans. Employer-sponsored health insurance, generous paid time off, and other benefits included. Salary: $31,500.00/year.

At least two academic years of post-secondary school education or have at least 5-7 years of work experience. Early childhood education credits a plus. Early childhood education experience and storytelling experience preferred. Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Excellent computer literacy. Position requires a valid, points-free PA driver’s license, lifting as much as 30 pounds, standing for extended periods of time, and the ability to work at any of the Library’s locations.

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Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Alex Law at alaw@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found at the bottom of this webpage. EOE


Page: Library Shelver, Adult Services, Part-Time

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library’s Adult Services Department seeks a part-time (8.0-12.0 hours/week) library shelver. May include weekday, evening, and weekend shifts. Provide outstanding public library service to patrons. Reshelve items, assure shelved items are in the correct order, and find items to fill patron hold requests. Assist patrons in finding items in stacks. Under supervision of a manager, assist in stack maintenance projects. May provide clerk or program support to other staff. Wage: $9.00/hour.

At least 16 years of age. Previous work experience of 0–4 years. Good organizational ability. Good reading and filing skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively and pleasantly with the public. Good workstation computer literacy. Position requires lifting as much as 30 pounds, standing for extended periods of time, and reliable transportation to the primary work site.

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Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks:

  • If you are 16-17 years of age. PA State Police Criminal History and PA Child Abuse History Clearance. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.
  • If you are 18 years of age or older. PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Sydney Mason, Department Head at smason@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found at the bottom of this webpage. EOE


Library Support Staff I: Circulation Clerk, Royersford Free Public Library – Part Time

The Royersford Free Public Library in Royersford, PA, a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, seeks a part-time (15.0 hours/week) circulation clerk. May include weekday, evening, and weekend shifts. Provide outstanding public library service to patrons. Support activities of the branch by staffing the public service desk, performing clerical tasks, and assisting the Branch Manager and other staff with projects and programming. Greet patrons; answer patron questions in person, by email, and by phone; open and close the library; check in and check out library materials; shelve and retrieve materials. Wage: $10.25/hour.

High School diploma or equivalent required. Previous work experience of 0–4 years. Good organizational ability. Good reading and filing skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively and pleasantly with the public. Good workstation computer literacy. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications preferred. Working knowledge of Dewey Decimal classification system preferred. Position requires lifting as much as 30 pounds, standing for extended periods of time, and the ability to work at any of the Library’s locations.

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Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Eileen McNamara, Branch Manager at EMcNamara@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found at the bottom of this website. EOE


Support Staff I: Circulation Clerk, Part-Time

The Perkiomen Valley Library at Schwenksville, a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, seeks a part-time (15.0 – 17.0 hours/week) circulation clerk. May include weekday, evening, and weekend shifts. Provide outstanding public library service to patrons. Support activities of the branch by staffing the public service desk, performing clerical tasks, and assisting the Branch Manager and other staff with projects and programming. Greet patrons; answer patron questions in person, by email, and by phone; open and close the library; check in and check out library materials; shelve and retrieve materials. Wage: $10.30/hour.

High School diploma or equivalent required. Previous work experience of 0–4 years. Good organizational ability. Good reading and filing skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to deal effectively and pleasantly with the public. Good workstation computer literacy. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications preferred. Working knowledge of Dewey Decimal classification system preferred. Position requires lifting as much as 30 pounds, standing for extended periods of time, and the ability to work at any of the Library’s locations.

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Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Aileen Johnson, Branch Manager at ajohnson@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found at the bottom of this website. EOE


Support Staff II: Seniors Outreach Bookmobile Operator—Full Time

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library’s Bookmobile & Outreach Department seeks a full-time (37.0 hours/week) employee to operate our seniors outreach bookmobile, Words On Wheels (WOW). This position primarily serves 55+ year old patrons at senior residential facilities and activity centers. The mission focus is to deliver public library services to senior residents of Montgomery County that may experience challenges in accessing a library building. We consistently provide exceptional customer service to this special service population. Drive bookmobiles and delivery vans on regularly scheduled routes and timetables. Provide a mobile library branch experience to our patrons: circulate books, process request holds, provide reader advisory, create/maintain patron accounts, and answer basic reference, technology, and policy questions. Employer-sponsored health insurance, generous paid time off, and other benefits included. Salary: $31,500.00/year.

Must have completed at least one academic year of post-secondary school education, or possess at least 5-7 years previous work experience. College degree preferred. Must have working knowledge of adult fiction and adult non-fiction books. Experience working with the 55+ year old service population preferred. Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Excellent computer literacy. Position requires a valid, points-free PA driver’s license, lifting as much as 30 pounds, standing for extended periods of time, and the ability to work at any of the Library’s locations.

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Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Alex Law at alaw@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found at the bottom of this webpage. EOE


Library Support Staff I: Delivery Driver—Full Time

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library’s Bookmobile & Outreach Department seeks a full-time employee to drive an extended cargo van countywide, packing, delivering, and retrieving materials between libraries and other locations. Monitors and fuels vehicles, reports needed repairs, performs minor preventive maintenance on vehicles, and cleans/washes interior and exterior of vehicles, as required. This position is full-time, 37 hours per week. Employer-sponsored health insurance, generous paid time off, and other benefits included. Salary: $31,265.00 per year.

Must possess high school diploma or equivalent. Previous work experience of 0-4 years. Strong organizational skills, position involves heavy lifting—sometimes as much as 40 pounds—and standing for extended periods of time. Must possess good driving skills and ability to interact well with co-workers and staff members of client libraries. Position requires a valid, points-free PA driver’s license and the ability to work at any of the Library’s locations.

Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

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Qualified candidates please send an email cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Alex Law at alaw@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found at the bottom of this webpage. EOE

Updated: April 29, 2021


Library Support Staff I: Conshohocken Branch—Part Time

The Conshohocken Branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library seeks to fill a Library Support Staff I position. This position is part-time, 8-12 hours per week, including afternoons and evenings, and two Saturdays per month in rotation. Employment in this position will begin in August 2021. Wage: $9.40 per hour.

Job duties include, but are not limited to: greeting patrons and helping patrons with library questions in person, over the phone and through email; opening and closing library; checking in materials; shelving & retrieving materials; assisting patrons and coworkers with other duties and projects as requested.

Must be at least 16 years of age and enrolled in high school–OR–18+ years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. No person under the age of 18 shall be employed without a general employment certificate issued by school authorities. Needs excellent customer service, organizational, reading, filing and communication skills. Computer literacy required, as is reliable transportation and the ability to work at all of MC-NPL’s five locations if needed.

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Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

Qualified candidates please send an email cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Harry Hoy, Branch Manager at hhoy@mclinc.org. The complete job description and employment application can be found at the bottom of this webpage.


Library Support Staff I: Adult Services Department—Part Time

The Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library seeks an employee for its Adult Services Department. This Support Staff I position is part time, 22-25 hours per week, including at least one evening per week and Saturdays in rotation. Some benefits included. Wage: $11.00 per hour.

Duties include greeting patrons by phone and in person, staffing the Circulation Desk, registering patrons for library cards, checking on the status of materials, shelf reading, maintaining electronic and paper records, and planning, marketing, and implementing programming for adults and teens. Ability to support the organization’s social media effort is preferred.

Must have a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and be able to work at all locations. Must possess a high school diploma or GED, be computer literate, and have 1-4 years of previous work experience.

Potential employment is contingent upon prior submission to employer the results of the following background checks: PA State Police Criminal History, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Completion of PA State Mandated Reporter Training within 30 days of hire is also required.

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Qualified candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and a completed employment application to Sydney Mason at smason@mclinc.org. EOE.


Application Procedures

To apply, please follow the instructions listed in the posting. If an application is requested, please download the application form to your computer, complete it, and submit it as specified in the posting. Thank you.

Editable Employment Application Form (Microsoft Word format)

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To file an application for future consideration, email chirst@mclinc.org or send to attention of:
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
attn: Cliff Hirst
1001 Powell St
Norristown, PA 19401

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