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Office Assistant

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is in search of a highly organized and detail-oriented Office Assistant to join our team. The Office Assistant is responsible for performing general clerical duties, assisting with in-coming telephone calls, filing and organizing documents, ordering and distributing supplies, managing administration office supply inventory, processing invoices related to supply orders, counting and recording departmental cash received on a weekly basis, and maintain updated records of volunteer files, clearances, and hours. This position also aids the Administrative Assistant to ensure the smooth operation of the administration office and provides administrative assistance to the Director of Development.

Benefits we provide:
• Starting wage of $16.50 per/hour
• Work Schedule: 28 hours per week
• Generous paid time off
• Retirement Plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• Credit union

Qualifications for Employment:
• Must have at least one year of post-secondary education or possess at least 5-7 years of previous work experience.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications.
• Demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy.
• Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Possess the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work independently with minimal supervision.
• Knowledge of basic principles of office management and standard record maintenance.

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Potential employment is contingent upon the submission 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 by clicking the PDF or Microsoft Word Employment Application link below.


Adult Services Lead (Bilingual – Spanish Required)

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is in search of a full-time Adult Services Lead Staff.  This position is responsible for providing outstanding public library service to patrons, developing and implementing programming for adults, assisting with teen programming, assisting with the maintenance of the adult collection, performing clerical tasks, coordinating projects and volunteers, and staffing the public service desk. The ideal person for this position must be self-motivated, organized, possess personal integrity, have a strong work ethic, and can work individually or on a team.

This position primarily serves adults (18+ to seniors), their families, and caregivers, with an emphasis on Spanish language speakers. The mission is to provide public library services in the library building and off-site at community events, residential facilities, and other locations. Success is measured by demonstrating high engagement and persistent relationships with this service population.

Benefits we provide:

  • Starting salary of $17.15 per/hour
  • Work schedule: 37 hours per week
  • Generous paid time off
  • Low-cost group health and dental insurance
  • Life and Accidental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications for Employment:

  • Must have completed at least one academic year of post-secondary school education, or possess at least 5-7 years of previous work experience.
  • Complete Spanish language fluency is required.
  • Must have a working knowledge of adult fiction and non-fiction books.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead activities for the 18+ to seniors service population.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Good organizational ability.
  • Ability to deal effectively and pleasantly with the public.
  • Excellent computer literacy.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation and the ability to substitute at the library’s other locations.

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Potential employment is contingent upon the submission 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 Jeanne Cove at jcove@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found by clicking the PDF or Microsoft Word Employment Application link below.


Library Teen Services Lead – Bilingual (Spanish)

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library is in search of a full-time Teen Services Lead Staff. This position is responsible for providing outstanding public library service to patrons, developing and implementing programming for teens, assisting with adult programming, assisting with the maintenance of the teen collection, performing clerical tasks, coordinating projects and volunteers, and staffing the public service
desk. The ideal person for this position must be self-motivated, have a positive attitude toward customer service, possess personal integrity, have a strong work ethic, and can work individually or on a team.

This position primarily serves 11-18 year old patrons, their families, caregivers, and educators, with an emphasis on Spanish language speakers. The mission is to provide public library services in the library building and off-site at community events, schools, and other locations. Success is measured by demonstrating high engagement and persistent relationships with this service population.

Benefits we provide:
• Starting wage of $17.15 per/hour
• Work Schedule: 37 hours per week
• Generous paid time off
• Low-cost group health and dental insurance
• Life and Accidental Insurance
• Retirement Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications for Employment:

• Must have completed at least one academic year of post-secondary school education, or possess at least 5-7 years of previous work experience.
• Complete Spanish language fluency is required.
• Must have a working knowledge of young adult fiction and non-fiction books.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and lead activities for the 11-18 year-old service population.
• Experience providing STEM and/or STEAM education desired.
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
• Good organizational ability.
• Ability to deal effectively and pleasantly with the public.
• Excellent computer literacy.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is preferred.
• Must have reliable transportation and the ability to substitute at the library’s other locations.

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Potential employment is contingent upon the submission 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 Jeanne Cove at jcove@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found by clicking the PDF or Microsoft Word Employment Application link below.


Library Page (Part-Time, Seasonal)

Royersford Free Public Library is seeking a temporary part-time Library Page to assist with the busy summer months.  This position’s primary responsibility is to assist the Youth Services Coordinator with summer programs.  This position will also support other activities of the library such as shelving items, assuring shelved items are in the correct order, assisting in stack maintenance projects, providing clerk or activity support to other staff, and finding items to fill patron hold requests, and assisting patrons in finding items in stacks. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated and have a positive attitude towards customer service, possess personal integrity, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work individually or on a team.  The weekly schedule may include weekday, evening, and weekend shifts.

 Benefits we provide:

  • Starting salary of $15.00 per/hour
  • Work Schedule: 120 hours during a 10-week period
  • Credit Union
  • Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications:

  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Previous work experience of 0–4 years.
  • Good organizational ability.
  • Good reading and filing skills.
  • Ability to perform essential functions of the position with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and professionalism.
  • Proficiency with technology.
  • Reliable transportation to the primary work site.

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Potential employment is contingent upon the submission 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 from hire is also required.

Qualified candidates, please email a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Addy Brady, Branch Manager at abrady@mclinc.org. The employment application can be found by clicking the PDF or Microsoft Word Employment Application link below.


Digital Literacy Clerk, Part-Time

 Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library seeks a part-time (19 hours/week) Digital Literacy Clerk.  Responsible for providing outstanding computer assistance to patrons in the computer lab, helping with a wide range of digital tasks such as creating resumes, filling out job applications, creating email accounts, and sending emails. Assist with the implementation of computer instruction curriculum, offering one-on-one instruction and teaching classes as needed.  Supports activities of the MC-NPL by staffing the public service desk when needed, performing clerical tasks, and assisting the Department Head and other staff with projects and programming. Act as substitute staff at the circulation desk, and in other departments at the main library, bookmobiles, and branches, as needed. Must be self-motivated and have a positive attitude towards customer service. Must possess personal integrity, a strong work ethic, and ability to work individually or on a team.

 Benefits we provide:

  • Starting salary of $15 per/hour
  • Work Schedule: 19 hours per week
  • Paid time off
  • Credit Union
  • Employee Assistance Program

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and previous work experience of 0-4
  • Proficient Computer Literacy, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, G Suite, and a variety of email providers.
  • 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 is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal classification system is preferred.
  • This position requires lifting as much as 30 pounds, standing for extended periods, and the ability to work at any of the Library’s locations.

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Potential employment is contingent upon the submission 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 Jeanne Cove, Department Manager at jcove@mclinc.org .  The employment application can be found by clicking the PDF or Microsoft Word Employment Application link below.


Bookmobile Coordinator 

The Bookmobile Coordinator is responsible for providing outstanding library outreach services to the public. This position also supports activities of the Bookmobile and Outreach Services Department by operating bookmobiles and driving delivery vans on regularly scheduled routes and timetables. When not staffing vehicles, the Bookmobile Operator provides back-office support to department operations and covers other library departments and branches, as needed. The Bookmobile Operator must be self-motivated and have a positive attitude toward customer service, possess personal integrity, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work individually or on a team.

This position primarily serves residents of municipalities not in the designated service area of a brick-and-mortar library or library branch. The home library for such residents is the district library center, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library (MC-NPL). Extension bookmobiles provide mobile library branch services to these residents.

 Benefits we provide:

  • Salary: $32,708.00 per/year
  • Work schedule: 37 hours per week
  • Generous paid time off
  • Low-cost health and dental insurance
  • Wellness Incentives & Reimbursements
  • No-cost Life and Accidental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan (403b plan)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

Qualifications for Employment

  • Must have completed at least one academic year of post-secondary school education, or possess at least 5-7 years of previous work experience.
  • Must have demonstrable ability to provide basic readers’ advisory to patrons of all ages.
  • Outstanding and enthusiastic customer service skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy and experience with a library automation system are preferred.
  • Must possess a clean driving record with no suspension or points.

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Potential employment is contingent upon the submission 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 by clicking the PDF or Microsoft Word Employment Application link below.


Branch Manager

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library (MC-NPL) is in search of a Branch Manager for our Upper Perkiomen Valley (UPV) branch.  This branch is located in Red Hill, PA.  The Branch Manager is responsible for monitoring overall library operations, including: staffing, collection development, public services, and liaison among library staff, MC-NPL’s Executive Director, and the UPV Library Board.  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 UPV 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 MC-NPL Executive Director and the UPV Library Board for providing quality service and maintaining professional standards according to approved policies and the mission of UPV Library.

Benefits we provide:

  • Salary: $45,000 – $47,300 per/year
  • Work schedule: 37 hours per week
  • Generous paid time off
  • Low-cost group health and dental insurance
  • No-cost Life and Accidental Insurance
  • Retirement Plan (403b plan)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

Qualifications for Employment

  • Must hold the minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, 5-7 years of previous work experience including at least 3 years of experience working in a library setting, and must be willing to become a Provisional Librarian within 18 months from the date of hire.
  • A Master’s degree in Library Science with a minimum of 1 year of previous work experience is preferred but is not required.
  • 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 upon the submission 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 by clicking the PDF or Microsoft Word Employment Application link below.


 


Our mission at Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library (MC-NPL) is to be a gateway to lifelong learning by providing convenient access to resources that inform, educate, entertain, and enrich people’s lives.  MC-NPL has been fulfilling our mission for over 225 years. In addition to library services, we also serve as the district center that provides consultation, and support and delivers over 1 million items to all 34 libraries throughout Montgomery County Pennsylvania.  In 2022 our main Library, bookmobile services, and four branches circulated over 586,492 items.  MC-NPL is committed to serving our communities by providing them with sources of information, entertainment, and knowledge within our libraries and outside of our library walls.

Montgomery County – Norristown Public Library maintains a strong policy of equal employment opportunity (EOE).  The library hires, trains, promotes, and compensates employees based on 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.

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.

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To apply for future consideration, email an application to mnlhr@mclinc.org or mail it to:
Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
Attn: Human Resources Administrator
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

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