Employment at APL

Occasionally the Allentown Public Library seeks reliable, responsible, and motivated people to add to its staff. The following employment opportunities are currently available. If you are interested in applying for a position listed below, please send a cover letter, resume, and references. Any potential employee must receive a clean background check before being offered a position.

JOB#07262021 Children’s Services Department Coordinator (Full-Time)

The Allentown Public Library is seeking a full-time (35 hours per week) Department Coordinator. The ideal candidate will create a welcoming atmosphere in the Children’s Area and oversee the design, promotion, presentation and evaluation of inclusive library programming that addresses community needs. Applicants should be enthusiastic, flexible, and friendly and excel at creating and maintaining rapport with patrons, coworkers, other departments, and community partners.

Responsibilities include:

  • Supervision of library staff, including MLS peers
  • Planning, assignment and scheduling of desk coverage and programs
  • Management of material and program budgets
  • Planning, promotion and implementation of large scale events for children, young adults, caregivers and families
  • Providing reference, reader’s advisory and computer-related assistance
  • Supervising the maintenance of library collections and collection development
  • Developing and maintaining community partnerships
  • Working with the Outreach Coordinator to increase community engagement and provide service to local schools, preschools, and day care centers  
  • Working with the District Consultant and the Bureau of Library Development to disseminate information and provide continuing education opportunities

This position includes some evening and weekend (Saturday) hours. Position benefits include: paid holidays, generous allowances for personal and vacation time, excellent health and retirement benefits and the option of employee-paid eye and dental benefits. Salary range for this position is $50K to $55K for MLS degree holders, based on qualifications and experience. 

Ideal Candidate should possess:

  • An ALA accredited MLS in Library Science/Information Science  
  • A commitment to excellence and a professional and positive manner
  • Experience working with children, young adults and families
  • Honed supervisory and problem solving skills, including supervision of MLS peers
  • A thorough knowledge of library practices, children’s literature and experience in children’s programming
  • Ability to work cooperatively, courteously, accurately and constructively with patrons, coworkers, other departments, and community partners
  • Second Language, preferably Spanish, is 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:

  • PA State Criminal Record Check 
  • Child Abuse Clearance 
  • FBI Federal Criminal Background 

More information on obtaining these clearances can be found at:

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/KeepKidsSafe/Clearances/Pages/PA-Child-Abuse-History-Clearance.aspx

Applications will be accepted now through August 13, 2021.

JOB#20210712: Inter-Library Delivery Driver (Part-Time)

Immediate opening: Thursday through Saturday, approximately 15 to 18 hours per week, with the ability to substitute on additional days as needed and/or maintain flexibility within the schedule.

An Inter-Library Delivery Driver (PT) will sort, load, unload, and deliver library materials to local libraries throughout Lehigh and Carbon Counties.  Deliveries take place on a daily basis; the library supplies the vehicle.  No CDL license is required, but candidates must be 21 years or older and possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, both for a minimum of three (3) years.

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:

  • PA State Criminal Record Check 
  • Child Abuse Clearance 
  • FBI Federal Criminal Background 

More information on obtaining these clearances can be found at:

https://www.dhs.pa.gov/KeepKidsSafe/Clearances/Pages/PA-Child-Abuse-History-Clearance.aspx

In addition to a valid license and clean driving record, the Ideal Candidate should:

  • Be self-motivated and prompt
  • Possess a H.S. Diploma or Equivalent
  • Be professional, considerate and have a positive attitude
  • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds

This position pays $12 per hour. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the opening is filled.

In Writing:

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

Email:

allentownlibraryjobs@gmail.com

Please include the JOB# and Job Title in the subject line of all email, or on the front of the mailing envelope.

No telephone inquiries please.