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Upon hiring, any new employee (full-time, part-time or seasonal) is required to have a current (no more than 1 year old) FBI Background Check,  Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance. The township will arrange these clearances for the new employee.

Library Assistants & Children’s Library Assistants

Part-Time, Fort Washington, PA

Position Overview
Upper Dublin Public Library, a busy suburban Philadelphia public library, is seeking multiple, permanent, part-time Library Assistants for Spring 2021 at the new, recently opened 520 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington facility. Hours available include day, evening, and weekend and positions will be an average of 12-25 hours a week.

We’re looking for cheerful candidates with impeccable customer service skills and an enthusiasm for public library services in the 21st century.  Library Assistants & Children’s Library Assistants at UDPL are a part of a public services team seeking to provide our library patrons with efficient and personalized service, whether it be assisting with finding a book on our shelves, accessing a digital resource, or helping patrons with public computers.  Candidates must also be flexible as the library seeks to return to full operating hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Our Library
Located in Fort Washington, PA, open 66 hours/week during regular operations, the UDPL is a bustling and much-loved resource for the 25,569 residents of Upper Dublin Township and those who visit from neighboring communities. The UDPL maintains a collection of 110,000 tangible items plus a variety of virtual resources, like eBooks, 24/7. In 2019, circulation was over 344,000 and 20,000 people attended library programs.

Qualifications for Library Assistant
Applicants must possess a high school diploma; a bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Strong customer service background, motivation, and ability to learn new skills in a fast paced setting are preferred.  A high level of computer literacy is required, along with a familiarity with digital technology and devices, such as tablets and smartphones. A demonstrated interest in education and public library services, along with knowledge of popular reading habits is desired.  Experience with libraries highly desired. Some weekend and evening availability is required. A current Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and PA State Criminal History will be required before employment begins. A Federal Criminal background check, requiring fingerprinting, is also required. All candidates will also be required to comply with the Township’s COVID-19 protocols.

Qualifications for Children’s Library Assistant
Applicants should fulfill all Library Assistant Qualifications listed above as well as have knowledge of children’s reading materials.  Experience and a love of working with children are required.

This position is a permanent, part-time position with an hourly salary of $17.51-$18.13/hr.  EOE.

How to Apply
Applications are being accepted starting January 28th, 2021 and will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interested individuals should send their cover letter and resume, in PDF format, via email to lsmyth@mclinc.org (Use “Library Assistant Application” or “Children’s Library Assistant” in the subject line). Additionally, please email all questions to the same address; no phone calls, please.  Interviews will be conducted in February/March 2021 with an anticipated start dates in ranging from late March-June 2021.

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