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Youth Services District Consultant,

Part-Time (20 hours/week)

The Montgomery County Library District is hiring a collaborative leader to be our Youth Services District Consultant Librarian. Your work focuses on advising youth services librarians, library directors, and para-professional staff in all 20 libraries in the District on matters related to collection development, reference and reader’s advisory service, programming, and administration of service to children and young adults. You also provide leadership, support, and coordination for youth services throughout the District and serve as the liaison between youth services librarians at District libraries and the various departments of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library. Remote work up to 25% of the time is possible following your probationary period.

Benefits include generous paid time off, credit union, 2 retirement plan options, and other benefits.

Salary: $35-$39,000.00 per year, depending on experience.

Core duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Training youth services staff in District libraries;
  • Assisting and coordinating the Summer Reading Programs and other district-wide programs and services for District libraries;
  • Coordination of Youth Services materials (kits, resources, etc.) for use among all District libraries;
  • Plans and develops, in partnership with District libraries or by the request of the director, appropriate grant applications

Qualifications for employment:

  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school required.
  • Must have at least 3 – 5 years of experience in youth services, including a minimum of two years in a supervisory or administrative capacity with a library.
  • Substantial travel is required. Must be able to travel to all district locations when needed.

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Potential employment is contingent on the submission of 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, a resume, and a completed employment application to Maxine Clarke at mclarke@mclinc.org. The complete job description and employment application can be found at http://mnl.mclinc.org/employment.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Branch Manager

Conshohocken Free Library a branch of Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library is searching for a Branch Manager. The Branch Manager: Is responsible for monitoring overall branch library operations, including staffing, collection development, public services, and liaison among branch staff, MC-NPL Executive director, and the Conshohocken Free Library Branch Advisory Board.  The ideal fit for this position must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, have 5-7 years of previous work experience, with at least 3 years of experience in a library setting, or a Master’s degree in Library Science and a minimum of 1 year of previous work experience; have prior supervisory or management experience with evidence of progressively increasing responsibilities, and have a familiarity with library automation systems.  Qualified Conshohocken residents will be given preference over non-residents.  It is the responsibility of the Branch Manager to ensure that the highest possible levels of library services are provided to the residents of the Conshohocken service area. At the discretion of the Branch Manager, specific tasks and responsibilities may be delegated; however, the Branch Manager is ultimately accountable to the Executive Director, MC-NPL, and the Conshohocken Free Library Branch Advisory Board.

Benefits we provide:

  • Starting salary of $41,000 – $43,000 per/year
  • Work schedule: 37 hours per week
  • Generous paid time off
  • Low-cost group health and dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Credit Union
  • Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications:

  • Must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, 5-7 years of previous work experience, with at least 3 years of experience in a library setting; or a Master’s degree in Library Science and a minimum of 1 year of previous work experience.
  • Prior supervisory or management experience with evidence of progressively increasing responsibility is required.
  • Must possess a familiarity with library automation systems.

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Potential employment is contingent on the submission of 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, a resume, and a completed employment application to Maxine Clarke at mclarke@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found at the bottom of this webpage. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Outreach Bookmobile Coordinator, Full-Time

Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library is searching for a Mobile Library Coordinator for our seniors’ outreach program, Words on Wheels (WOW).  Mobile Services: Is responsible for the Mobile Library; schedules appointments, drives to different sites within Montgomery County, rotates book stock, checks books in and out, issues out library cards, keeps the vehicles neat and in good working order, and works closely with supervisors to schedule routine and necessary maintenance of the vehicle.  The ideal fit for this position must have a clean driving record and the ability to drive an oversize cargo van, be dependable, have an outgoing personality, great customer service skills, the ability to connect with and provide assistance to the elderly population, work independently, have excellent time management skills, have a keen sense of attending to details.

Benefits we provide:

  • Starting salary of $34,000 per/year
  • Work schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Generous paid time off
  • Low-cost group health and dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Credit Union
  • Employee Assistance Program

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive and operate the WOW Bookmobile and cargo vans on scheduled routes to various locations throughout Montgomery County.
  • Plan and implement library programming activities and outreach services for the senior WOW Mobile Services.
  • Performs some regular circulation duties (checks library materials in and out, places books on hold, shelves books, reads shelves, prepares and maintains patrons’ files in POLARIS; issues library cards, etc.).
  • Collaborate with supervisors to develop and maintain mobile library materials.
  • Make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Analyze, appraise, and organize facts and evidence and present material clearly and logically in oral or in written form.
  • Maintain a valid Driver’s License and a good driving record.
  • Maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees, business partners, and patrons.
  • Communicate both orally and in writing to patrons and business partners.
  • Receives and resolves patron’s problems and complaints.
  • Answers basic patron inquiries and simple reference questions.
  • Performs minor troubleshooting and takes remedial actions to correct computer problems.
  • Refers major hardware or software problems to the automation department for correction.
  • Will be assigned to other sections of the Library when not working on the Bookmobile.

Qualifications:

  • A clean driving record from your state of residence
  • Must have completed at least one academic year of post-secondary school education, or possess at least 5-7 years of previous work experience. Preferably in the library or gerontology field.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Must have a 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.

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Potential employment is contingent upon the submission of 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, a resume, and a completed employment application to Susan Horning at shorning@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found at the bottom of this webpage. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Application Procedures

Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity.  The library hires, trains, promotes and compensates employees on the basis of personal competence and potential for advancement without regard for race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, or physical and mental impairments. Our EOE philosophy applies to all aspects of employment including recruiting, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, and benefits.

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.

Editable Employment Application Form (Microsoft Word format)

Printable Employment Application Form (PDF format)

To file an application for future consideration, email mclarke@mclinc.org or send it to:
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
attn: Maxine Clarke
1001 Powell St
Norristown, PA 19401

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