Jobs at APL

Occasionally the Allentown Public Library seeks reliable, responsible, and motivated people to add to its staff.

If you are interested in applying for a position you will need to provide a cover letter, resume, and references. Any potential employee must receive a clean background check before being offered a position.

How to Apply to the below open positions

You can apply in writing or via Email.

Writing:

Allentown Public Library
Job #/Job Title
1210 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18102

Please include the JOB# and Job Title on the front of the mailing envelope.

Email:

allentownlibraryjobs@gmail.com

Please include the JOB# and Job Title in the subject line of all email.

No telephone or in-person inquiries please.

JOB#04111316: Library Assistant, Youth Services (Part-Time)

Job Type: Part-time Pay: $13.00 per hour

This position is approximately 12 – 20 hours per week, primarily evenings and some Saturdays. The Library Assistant will help in the implementation of children’s, teens, and family programs, shelve materials, issue library cards, help maintain library collection, and perform other duties as assigned Ideal candidate should possess:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma/Equivalent ·
  • Customer Service experience and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of library users and staff ·
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn ·
  • Ability to bend, stoop, push carts, and handle books ·
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred In accordance with PA Department of Human Services guidelines

All prospective employees must be able to provide following documents before starting employment. Once employed, all employees are required to submit updated copies of each document every three (3) years: ·

  • PA State Criminal Record Check (Section 1-111 of the Pennsylvania School Code – Act 34) ·
  • Child Abuse Clearance (Sections 6354-6358 of the Public Welfare Code – Act 151) ·
  • FBI Federal Criminal Background – To initiate this background check, applicants must register online at https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pde.htm under the PA Department of Education. No other agency registration, such as the Department of Welfare, will be accepted.

Salary: $13.00 an hour

Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.

JOB# 0208143: Circulation Clerk (Part-Time)

Job Type: Part-time Pay: $13.00 per hour

This position is approximately 12 to 16 hours per week. Circulation-related duties include checking in and checking out materials, issuing library cards, and shelving materials when necessary. This position includes some night and weekend (Saturday) hours The ideal candidate should possess:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Excellent computer skills · Customer Service experience and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide variety of library users and staff
  • Experience working in libraries and with integrated library software systems ·
  • Second Language, preferably Spanish, a plus

In accordance with PA Department of Human Services guidelines, all prospective employees must also be able to provide following documents before starting employment. Once employed, all employees are required to submit updated copies of each document every sixty (60) months:

Salary: $13.00 an hour

Applications for these positions will be accepted until the position is filled