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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 Page Part-Time

Position Overview

Upper Dublin Public Library, a busy suburban Philadelphia public library, is seeking a permanent, part-time Library Page for approximately 9 hours a week, plus one weekend a month (7 additional hours). Anticipated schedule is: Tuesdays & Fridays, 2-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.; and one weekend a month (3 hours on Saturdays and 4 hours on Sundays.) We’re looking for a motivated and organized candidate with impeccable customer service skills and an enthusiasm for public library services in the 21st century. UDPL Pages are part of a team seeking to provide our library patrons with efficient and personalized service, whether it be assisting with shelving books, helping a patron find a book on a shelf, or monitoring the library.

Our Library

Located in Fort Washington, PA, and open 66 hours/week, 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 115,000 tangible items plus a variety of virtual resources, like eBooks, 24/7. In 2018, circulation was over 330,000 and 20,000 people attended programs.

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed at least two years of high school education, and a high school diploma is preferred. Strong customer service background, motivation, and ability to learn new skills in a fast paced setting are preferred. Basic computer literacy is required. This job requires ongoing physical movement, lifting, cart pushing, and reaching. Experience with libraries is desired. Applicants must be available for an in-person
interview. 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.

Salary

This position is a permanent, part-time position with an hourly salary of $10.40/hr. EOE.

How to Apply

Applications are being accepted from February 15th, 2019 to March 8th, 2019.

Interested individuals should complete a Library Page Job application, located online at https://udplteen.typeform.com/to/pqEead , Please
email all questions to lsmyth@mclinc.org; no phone calls, please. Interviews will be conducted in March 2019.

Page Job Description


 Public Library Intern

“This internship has given me a great deal more insight into the world of public libraries.  With everything I’ve done, I have been able to connect what I have been learning in the classroom with on-the-job realities.” –Past UDPL Public Library Intern

Internship Dates and Hours

Position available June 3-August 9, 2019, approximately 25 hours a week minimum.  Hours to be determined but preference will be given to candidates with the following availability:  Mon-Tues.:  9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs:  5-9 p.m.; and Fri.: 10-5.  Additional availability, including weekends, is a plus.

Internship Overview

Upper Dublin Public Library, a busy suburban Philadelphia public library, is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Library Intern to join our team for Summer 2019.  If you’re a library/information science student or recent graduate looking for practical public library experience and are driven by a strong customer service ethic and a desire to provide the best information, technology, literacy, and programming services, this may be the position for you.  Summers at UDPL are fast-paced and rewarding; if you’re ready to dive into all aspects of public library service, we are ready to assist you in gaining marketable workplace skills.

You will be an integral part of our Summer team with at least 15-18 hours/week of regularly scheduled reference and circulation desk shifts to an additional 8-10 hours of assisting in administrative, children’s, teen, and technical services.  Depending on your interests and our needs, you may work on additional projects that benefit the library—and your resume!  See the attached job description for further details.

Our Library

Located in Fort Washington, PA, and open 66 hours/week, 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 2018, circulation was over 333,000 and 20,000 people attended programs.

Qualifications

Applicants for this position must be currently pursuing a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited program or be a recent (within 1 year) graduate.  Preference given to candidates who have completed at least 9-12 credits of their graduate studies.  A bachelor’s degree is required as is a PA Driver’s License.  Strong customer service focus, motivation, and ability to learn new skills in a fast paced setting are preferred.  A high level of computer literacy is required and a familiarity with digital reference resources is desired. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview. A Skype interview is possible if the candidate is attending school outside of Pennsylvania.  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.

Salary

This position is a temporary, part-time position, approx. 25 hrs./week for 10 weeks at a rate of $16.67/hr.  We will also work with the applicant so they can be awarded college credit, if desired.

How to Apply

Applications are being accepted until March 15th, 2019.  Interested individuals should send their cover letter and resume, in PDF format, via email to Lauren Smyth at lsmyth@mclinc.org  (Use “Library Intern Application” in the subject line). Additionally, please email all questions to the same address; no phone calls, please.  Interviews will be conducted during March 2019.

2019 Intern Job Description

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