Careers

Would you like to be a part of the team? The Haverford Township Free Library recognizes that only with a dedicated, enthusiastic and creative staff can we provide the materials, services, and programs that our community has come to expect. If this sounds like the kind of team you'd like to join, please review our current openings and check back periodically for updates.

Current Opportunities:

 


Youth Services Manager (Full Time)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Library Introduction
The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) is located in Haverford Township, which is the 5th largest township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the outskirts of Philadelphia. Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing stellar customer service and informational resources to all people. HTFL is one of the largest of the 28 Delaware County Libraries (DCL). HTFL is a vital and active leader within the library
community.

Position Definition

The Youth Services Manager is responsible to lead our Youth Services team in providing exceptional service to children, teens, and families at our Library. This position has the responsibility for implementing library policies, as well as recommending, designing, directing, supervising, evaluating, and conducting an active youth services program to meet the needs of the community in accordance with the HTFL’s mission, vision, strategic plan, goals, and objectives. This full-time position requires use of professional skill, initiative, independent judgment, and flexibility in schedule including some evenings and weekends.

Qualifications

  • MLIS (Masters in Library & Information Science) from an ALA accredited institution required.

  • Two years of supervisory/managerial experience preferred.

  • Two years of experience working with children/youth.

  • Knowledge with experience of supervisory and managerial methods, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance, and building and maintaining morale.

  • Passionate about public service and being an essential connection of information and ideas between the library and the community.

  • Ability to supervise and maintain effective working relationships with youth services staff, teen services librarian, department managers, and all HTFL staff.

  • Collaborative mindset and ability to work with the management team on library-wide initiatives.

  • Ability to think critically, and work effectively in a fast paced environment.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of children and teen literature and materials.

  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in library services to youth (ages birth through 18) and parents/teachers/caregivers, including programming, technology, collection development, planning, coordination, and budgeting.

  • Ability to deliver brief, concise, attractive reports of library services both orally and in written form.

  • Understanding of computer technology and use of computers in library services.

  • Must be available to work - day, evening, and weekend shifts.

  • Foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff and patrons.

Primary Responsibilities

Management

  • Creates a welcoming, pleasing, creative, vibrant and dynamic space for children, parents, teachers, caregivers and teens in the library setting.

  • Assists patrons in the selection and use of library materials and technology.

  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to children, teens, and adults, including instruction of resources, online catalog use, on-line databases and responsible internet searching techniques.

  • Creates promotional and themed material to stimulate interest & participation in youth services, support collections, and programs.

  • Receives oral or written direction from the Library Director.

  • Trains, supervises, delegates, and evaluates staff and volunteers as appropriate.

  • Participates in short and long-term planning.

  • Serves as a liaison to, and coordinates interaction with, community agencies, local schools and community organizations; including but not limited to cooperative programs, library tours, school appearances, and other outreach as related to children through high school age and their parent/caregiver.

Collections

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of collection development for children and teen materials.

  • Reviews professional publications and other resources for selection of books, periodicals, audiovisual & digital materials, software etc. for circulating and non-circulating materials.

Programs

  • Plans, organizes, leads, promotes, and supervises innovative and exciting library programs for infants through high school age children within and outside the library setting, including virtual.

  • Collaborates with community organizations, schools, day cares, pre-schools and caregivers in defining, creating, implementing and promoting library services.

  • Develops, conducts, supervises, and evaluates programs for parents, teachers, and caregivers.

  • Develops, conducts, supervises, and evaluates programs and resources for homeschooled children and their education providers.

Membership, Continuing Education and Meetings

  • Participates in and joins professional library organizations.

  • Attends HTFL staff and appropriate DCL Youth Services staff meetings.

  • Attends continuing education workshops, conferences and webinars.

  • Active membership on multiple library committees

Reporting

  • Participates in the development of library policies as they relate to youth services.

  • Prepares and submits monthly and annual youth services reports; including but not limited to proposed youth services material and programming budgets, collection development plan for children, teens and related collection and statistical reports.

Funding and Special Projects

  • Participates in the immediate and long range planning of library services.

  • Makes budget recommendations for and administers the approved budget for the youth services department.

Additional Duties

  • Keeps informed on trends and developments in library services.

  • Maintains a neat, organized, safe, secure and welcoming atmosphere at HTFL.

  • Responsible for a great appearance and order of children’s room and teen space, and collection organization and display.

Technological Responsibilities

  • Proficiency in using computers and related software.

  • Experience with library management system software, including cataloging systems and public interface systems.

  • Provides assistance in other departments as directed by the Library Director.

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher.  Exceptional expertise with electronic and digital materials is required, ability to adapt to new developments in the digital world.

  • Takes a lead role in making the library a technological hub for teens and children. 

Other Requirements

  • Provides assistance in other departments as directed by the Library Director.

  • Coordinates Activities with other Department Managers.

  • Must have current driver's license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among the community.

Salary/Benefits

Salary range for this full-time position is $48,000 - $55,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. HTFL provides excellent benefits that include health, prescription, dental and vision insurance along with retirement benefits.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a letter of intent, resume, and the name, title, and contact information of five professional references to the attention of Julie Schultz at jobs@haverfordlibrary.org by the closing date of June 20, 2022.

Please click HERE to download a PDF of this job description.


 

Children’s Librarian (Full Time)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Library Introduction
The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) is located in Haverford Township, which is the 5th largest township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the outskirts of Philadelphia. Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing stellar customer service and informational resources to all people. HTFL is one of the largest of the 28 Delaware County Libraries (DCL). HTFL is a vital and active leader within the library community.

Position Definition

The Children’s Librarian assists our Youth Services team in providing exceptional service to children, teens, and families at our Library. This position has the responsibility for assisting in implementing library policies, as well as working with staff to design and evaluate an active youth services program to meet the needs of the community in accordance with the HTFL’s mission, vision, strategic plan, goals, and objectives and provides a welcoming and
creative dynamic space for individuals of all ages. This full-time position requires use of professional skill and initiative to perform a wide variety of library work and flexibility in schedule including some evenings and weekends.

Qualifications

  • MLIS (Masters in Library & Information Science) from an ALA accredited institution required.

  • Two years of experience working with children.

  • Passionate about public service and being an essential connection of information and ideas between the library and the community.

  • Collaborative mindset and ability to work with the management team on library-wide initiatives.

  • Ability to think critically, and work effectively in a fast paced environment.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of children and teen literature and materials.

  • Knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in library services to youth (ages birth through 18) and parents/teachers/caregivers, including programming, technology, collection development, planning, coordination, and budgeting.

  • Ability to deliver brief, concise, attractive reports of library services both orally and in written form.

  • Understanding of computer technology and use of computers in library services.

  • Must be available to work day, evening, and weekend shifts.

  • Foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff and patrons.

  • Ability to do creative/imaginative and engaging Storytimes for children of all ages.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates a welcoming, pleasing, creative, vibrant and dynamic space for children, tweens, teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers in the library setting.

  • Assists patrons in the selection and use of library materials and technology.

  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to children, teens, and adults, including instruction of resources, online catalog use, online databases and responsible internet searching techniques.

  • Creates promotional and themed material to stimulate interest & participation in youth services, supports collections, and programs.

  • Receives oral or written direction from the Library Director and supervisor.

  • Participates in short and long-term planning.

  • Serves as a liaison to and coordinates interaction with community agencies, local schools and community organizations; including but not limited to cooperative programs, library tours, school appearances, and other outreach as related to children through high school age and their parent/caregiver.

Collections

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of collection development for children and teen materials.

  • Reviews professional publications and other resources for selection of books, periodicals, audiovisual & digital materials, software etc. for circulating and non-circulating materials.

  • Inspects returned library material for receipts/papers left in books, damage that requires relabeling or re-covering, counts and inspects number and condition of discs/parts prior to check out and check in, and follows proper procedure to deal with problem items.

  • Sorts and shelves returned library material.

  • Prepares returned and checked in items for routing to owning library

  • Create reading lists and organize displays.

Programs and Events

  • Plans, organizes, leads, and promotes innovative and exciting library programs for infants through high school age children within and outside the library setting, including virtual.

  • Collaborates with community organizations, schools, day cares, pre-schools and caregivers in defining, creating, implementing and promoting library services.

  • Develops, conducts, and evaluates programs for parents, teachers, and caregivers.

  • Develops, conducts, and evaluates programs and resources for home schooled children and their education providers.

  • Conduct outreach programs to area schools/daycare centers and other community groups to promote library services/programs.

Membership, Continuing Education and Meetings

  • Participates in and joins professional library organizations.

  • Attends HTFL staff and appropriate DCL Youth Services staff meetings.

  • Attends continuing education workshops, conferences and webinars.

  • Active membership on multiple library committees.

Reporting

  • Prepares and submits monthly and annual reports; including but not limited to proposed youth services material and programming budgets, collection development plan for children and related collection and statistical reports.

Funding and Special Projects

  • Participates in the immediate and long range planning of library services.

  • Makes budget recommendations for, and administers the approved budget for, the children's department.

Additional Duties

  • Keeps informed on trends and developments in library services.

  • Maintains a neat, organized, safe, secure and welcoming atmosphere at HTFL.

  • Responsible for a great appearance and order of children’s room and teen space, and collection organization and display.

  • Participates in the development of library policies as they relate to youth services.

Technological Responsibilities

  • Proficiency in using computers and related software.

  • Experience with library management system software, including cataloging systems and public interface systems.

  • Expertise in Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher.

  • Exceptional expertise with electronic and digital materials is required, and ability to adapt to new developments in the digital world.

  • Takes a lead role in making the library a technological hub for children.

  • Assist with the implementation of current and new technologies that facilitate Library use and information access for staff and library users.

  • Promote programs and services on social network sites in accordance with social media policy.

Other Requirements

  • Coordinates activities with other Departments.

  • Must have current driver’s license, insurance, and own transportation or ability to travel among the community.

  • Provide staff assistance in other departments as directed by Department Manager, Library Director, and/or other Managers of HTFL as needed.

  • Performs general library work as needed.

Salary/Benefits

Salary range for this full-time position is $40,000 - $45,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. HTFL provides excellent benefits that include health, prescription, dental and vision insurance along with retirement benefits.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a letter of intent, resume, and the name, title, and contact information of five professional references to the attention of Julie Schultz at jobs@haverfordlibrary.org by the closing date of June 20, 2022.

Click HERE to download a PDF of this job description.


 

Teen Services Librarian (Full Time)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Library Introduction
The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) is located in Haverford Township, which is the 5th largest township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing stellar customer service and informational resources to all people. HTFL is one of the largest of the 28 Delaware County Libraries (DCL). HTFL is a vital and active leader within the library community.

Position Definition

The Teen Services Librarian creates and implements teen and tween (12-19) services and programming for a fast paced and high-volume library. This position is responsible for decision making of the library-based services and tasks, including organizing daily in-house and outreach programs, reference services, collection maintenance and development, and guides youth as they explore digital media and library resources. This position also assists
and supports the Youth Services staff with routine library duties such as coverage on circulation desk/youth services desk, checking materials in and out, creating library cards, as well as supervisory duties in the absence of a senior manager.  This full-time position requires flexibility in schedule including evenings and weekends. This position ensures that the highest level of service is provided by staff to all patrons.

Responsibilities include:

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.

  • Must have knowledge of the developmental, recreational, and educational needs of young adults, including:

    • Knowledge of current trends in library services for and with young adults.

    • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, internet and database search capabilities.

    • Knowledge of connected learning and ability to design programs that embed connected learning principles.

    • Knowledge of best practices in teen and tween services, including guidelines and standards published by ALA, YALSA and other recognized organizations.

    • Knowledge of best practices in community assessment and engagement.

    • Knowledge of effective practices in evaluation and outcomes measurement.

  • Proficiency with use of social media technology (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch, Discord, Tiktok, Snapchat, etc.).

  • Strong commitment to working in a team environment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and nonprofessional, co-workers, management personnel, and the public.

  • Ability to supervise and work well with teens and tweens to foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion for staff and patrons.

  • Ability to prioritize, complete multiple tasks, and meet program deadlines.

  • Ability to create clear and concise reports, and to deliver them orally to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, and other public constituencies.

  • Must be able to work days, nights and weekends.

Program Development

  • Adopts a connected learning approach to presenting programs, classes, and events for and with teens and tweens so that they educate, inform and inspire.

  • Involves young adults in planning and implementing services for their age group.

  • Plans, implements and evaluates specific library programs, activities, and services (both in the library and in the community) for young adults, which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens and tweens.

  • Participates in short and long term planning of the teen department.

  • Collaborates on the planning, organizing, leading and supervising of innovative library programs for teens and tweens within and outside the library setting.

  • As opportunities arise, educates the public about the value of public libraries and the profession. Creatively promotes library services and the profession. Coordinates daily activities of staff and volunteers assigned to teen services. Takes a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating the overall teen services program.

  • Educates and assists teens, tweens and caregivers in the selection and use of library material and technology, in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills. Leverages community experts, coaches and mentors for services and programs in order to meet teen needs and interests.

Partnerships and Outreach

  • Ability to think creatively and interact with Youth Services Manager, Library Director, and other department managers.

  • Adopts a community engagement mindset through developing and maintaining effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and nonprofits that target youth, in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teens and tweens needs and interests.

  • Participates in community activities and meetings. Maintains contact with organizations and library patrons in order to interpret the services and objectives of the library.

Customer Engagement

  • Creates a welcoming, pleasing, creative, vibrant and dynamic environment that attracts and invites teens and tweens to use the collection in the library setting.

  • Conducts regular community needs assessments to identify teen and tween needs, in order to create tailored services and programs to address identified needs. Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials equipment and services.

  • Instructs young adults in the basic information gathering and research skills needed for current and future use.

  • Provides welcoming customer service to all patrons. Ensures safe conditions for staff, public and building operations. Takes appropriate action in building emergencies.

  • Positively reflects Haverford Township Free Library’s mission, vision and values to staff and the public.

  • Performs public service duties assisting patrons with automated databases and other equipment as needed.

  • Identifies and works with youth transitioning into Teen Services and preparing to age out of teen services for college or career pathways.

Collection and Acquisition

  • Ensures the library’s collections include relevant print and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of the teens and tweens in the community.

  • Curates content, including digital resources and special collections, for and with teen and tween patrons, based on their needs and interests.

  • Utilizes a variety of techniques (booktalking, discussion groups, etc.) to encourage use.

  • Develops and implements new strategies and methodologies to increase patron awareness of library resources and monitors the results achieved.

  • Develops, maintains, and weeds young adult collections including books, DVDs, CDs, and other special materials, as well as coordinates purchasing AV material with Adult and Children's departments.

  • Coordinates with technical staff in processing and data entry of young adult materials for the collection.

  • Administers sections of the Youth Services Department budget as assigned.

Additional Duties

  • Establishes and maintain effective working relationships with Youth Services and other department staff.

  • Works with other Youth Services Department staff in creating, teaching, training, or supervising as assigned.

  • Assists in the Children’s Room.

  • Provides staff assistance in other departments.

  • Assists with the training and supervising of assigned staff and volunteers.

  • Ability to accept supervision and direction from a senior manager and Library Director.

  • Reports work accomplished to the Library Director and Supervisor.

  • Keeps informed on teen, tween and young adult trends in library services.

  • Attends continuing education workshops, conferences and webinars.

  • Attends HTFL library staff/departmental meetings.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and high-volume environment.

  • Other duties as assigned. The duties listed above are intended only illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position.

Salary/Benefits

Salary range for this full-time position is $40,000 - $45,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. HTFL provides excellent benefits that include health, prescription, dental and vision insurance along with retirement benefits.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a letter of intent, resume, and the name, title, and contact information of five professional references to the attention of Julie Schultz at jobs@haverfordlibrary.org by the closing date of June 20, 2022.

Click HERE to download a PDF of this job description.


 

Reference Librarian (Part Time)

Hours: 20-24/week

JOB DESCRIPTION

Library Introduction

The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) is located in Haverford Township, which is the 5th largest township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the outskirts of Philadelphia. Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing stellar customer service and informational resources to all people. HTFL is one of the largest of the 28 Delaware County Libraries (DCL). HTFL is a vital and active leader within the library community. Our mission is to provide residents of the Township of Haverford, as well as the public at large, with exemplary access to the broadest possible range of resources, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives. We envision our library as a dynamic community hub for life-long learning, creativity, and culture now and into the future and are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team.

Position Definition

Under the direction of the Reference Manager, the Part Time Reference Librarian assists in providing reference and technology services for all library customers and staff with a concentration on adult services.  This includes resources, programs, and services to meet the needs of the adult population in accordance with Haverford Township Free Library’s (HTFL) mission, vision, strategic plan, goals, and objectives. This individual will assist with implementing all technology and computer-based activities for the Library. This position requires a schedule which would include day, evening and weekend hours.

Primary Responsibilities 

Customer Service

  • Assist in creating a welcoming space for all in the library setting. 

  • Provide direct public service to patrons at the reference desk and assists staff as necessary in other departments. 

  • Answer questions from customers/staff, checks reference email accounts, follows through with bookings/returns of specialized materials, completes Access PA requests, gives public computer assistance as needed, answers phone and completes various miscellaneous duties as they arise both at the desk and on the floor.

  • Teach various basic skills by appointment to customers needing instruction. 

  • Educate and assist customers in the selection and use of library material and technology.

  • Handle problem situations professionally and as required by HTFL policies.

Collections

  • Assume collection development and maintenance tasks as assigned.

  • Create reading lists and organize displays.

Programs and Events

  • Assist with library outreach services/events/programs as requested.

  • Participate in short-term and long-range planning for reference and adult services programs and assessment of library services.

Reporting

  • Run regular reports and create customized reports from data in the Library system.

  • Collect data, prepare monthly reference and statistical reports as appropriate.

Technological Responsibilities

  • Assist with the Library’s population of servers, desktops, handheld computing devices, and related technologies, etc. for use by the public and staff.

  • Assist with researching, identifying, evaluating, and adopting emergent technology products and solutions which can improve library user’s experience, and/or optimize use of library service and resources. 

  • Assist with the implementation of current and new technologies that facilitate Library use and information access for staff and library users.

Membership, Continuing Education and Meetings

  • Participate in professional library organizations and attend continuing education workshops, conferences and webinars.

  • Attend HTFL Library staff meetings and appropriate Reference meetings across the State.

Additional Duties

  • Work on special Reference and IT projects as assigned by the Reference Manager and Library administration.

  • Acts as in-charge on required evening and weekend reference desk shifts. 

  • Maintain the integrity of the library’s online catalog and its patron database, revising cataloging and circulation procedures as necessary for optimal use of the ILS.

Qualifications

  • MLIS (Masters in Library & Information Science) from ALA accredited school.

  • Experience in collection development and basic knowledge of the reference department.

  • Comprehensive experience with computers and emerging technologies with the ability to translate the language of information technology to non-expert users. 

  • Knowledge of current and progressive trends in reference, technology and library services.

  • Ability to work well with people of all ages, races, genders, ethnicity, socio-economic status, etc.

  • Ability to think creatively and find solutions outside the box with given projects.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all HTFL staff and departments.

  • Exceptional organizational skills.

  • Understanding of the integrated library systems (ILS), computing, mobile technology, and basic hardware and software for initial troubleshooting. 

  • Ability to assume multiple responsibilities with competence and technology problems with patience and perseverance without sacrificing attention to detail.

  • Demonstrate behaviors that match the Library’s mission and values. 

  • Have or obtain a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation available. 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications.

  • Demonstrate ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions. 

  • Evidence of a high degree of initiative and versatility, a customer-service focus, and a desire to master new technologies.

Salary/Wages: $17.50/hour

Application Process

Please submit a letter of intent, resume, and the name, title, and contact information of three professional references to the attention of Julie Schultz at jobs@haverfordlibrary.org 

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

Click HERE to download a PDF of this job description.


 

Library Assistant I – Youth Services Department (Part Time)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Library Introduction

The Haverford Township Free Library (HTFL) is located in Haverford Township, which is the 5th largest township in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the outskirts of Philadelphia. Our friendly and professional staff is dedicated to providing stellar customer service and informational resources to all people. HTFL is one of the largest of the 28 Delaware County Libraries (DCL). HTFL is a vital and active leader within the library community.

Position Definition

To assist the Library Administration in creating a welcoming, pleasing, creative, vibrant and dynamic space for individuals of all ages in the library setting. The Library Assistant I works under the direct supervision of an assigned Department Manager to keep the library running smoothly during daily operations.  Performs a wide variety of general library work to assist children, tween, teen and their caregivers in using the library’s services and facilities, and in the daily operational needs of the Library including other departments. 

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Helps to establish and maintain a high customer service performance standard.

  • Provides a welcoming atmosphere to all customers.

  • Assists in maintaining a neat, organized, safe and secure environment. 

  • Assists customers in use of library services and facilities.

  • Responds to requests for assistance or refers customers to Reference Librarian.

  • Receives and resolves complaints or refers customer to a Manager, Business Manager and/or Library Director. 

  • Assists with planning, organizing, and implementing on-going and special programs for children, tween, teen, and their caregivers within and outside the library setting.

  • Educates and assists children, tween, teen, and adults in the selection and use of library material and technology.

  • Pick-up items from HTFL Remote Book Drop locations.

  • Knowledgeable in HTFL Policies and Procedures.

  • Takes responsibility for being fully informed of all library programs, events, and specific needs.

  • Promotes interest in general library use through advocacy, program promotion, outreach to schools, and other community resources with specific concentration on children, tween, and teen usage.

  • Opens and closes the Youth Services Department using associated procedures.

  • Completely knowledgeable about security system-how to engage and disengage alarm and accompanying procedures. 

  • Knowledge of the collections and displays. 

  • Performs full range of circulation desk duties including issuing library cards, checking materials in and out, reserving books, collecting fines and fees, answering the telephone, DCLS van procedures, etc. 

  • Inspects returned library material for receipts/papers left in books, damage, relabeling, re-covering; counts and inspects number and condition of discs/parts prior to check out and check in, etc. and follows proper procedure to deal with problem items.

  • Sorts and shelves returned library material. 

  • Prepares returned and checked in items for routing to owning library. 

  • Maintains photocopier paper supply, toner, etc.  

  • Works in all library departments as required.

Additional Duties

  • May assist in training new library assistants on computer systems and library policies and procedures. 

  • Participates in meetings to discuss ideas for improvement, resolve problems and keep updated on library plans and activities. 

  • Maintains the library’s public area in clean and orderly fashion by maintaining displays, table surfaces, hand-outs/literature both inside the library and the lobby area, and the cleaning of computer monitors/keyboards. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Managers and co-workers and work effectively as a member of a team. 

  • Meets, communicates, and deals with the public in a calm, pleasant, constructive, and courteous manner. 

  • Works with accuracy and maintains customer record confidentiality. 

  • Understanding of computer technology and use of computers and other technologies in library services. 

  • Ability to learn and become skilled in the library’s automated computer system. 

  • Knowledge of basic public library services. 

  • Filing with alphabetical and numerical accuracy. 

  • Ability to move and shelve heavy books and other library material. 

  • Carries out instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.

  • Learns library procedures and priorities in a short period of time.

  • Multi-tasks and work with interruptions. 

  • Enjoys reading and using other library materials and helping others of all ages enjoy the library.

  • Performs other related duties and provides staff assistance in other departments as directed by Department Manager, Library Director, and/or other Managers. 

Qualifications: 

  • Two years of college preferred; will consider high school diploma or GED and experience.

  • One-year work experience dealing with the public.

  • Ability to foster a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for staff and patrons.

  • Ability to accept supervision and direction from Youth Services Manager, Library Director, and other department managers.

  • Stellar customer service skills.

  • Creativity and flexibility. 

  • Computer literate. 

  • Interest in reading. 

  • Requires flexibility in schedule including days, nights, and weekends.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Wages/Salary

$15.00/Hour 

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be considered; please send a cover letter, resume, and the name, title, and contact information of three professional references to: Julie Schultz at jobs@haverfordlibrary.org.

Click HERE to download the PDF of this job description.