Positions Available at UDPL
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 application: No positions are available at this time, but you may submit an application which will we keep on file.
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 4-August 10, 2018, 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.
Upper Dublin Public Library, a busy suburban Philadelphia public library, is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Library Intern to join our team for Summer 2018. 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.
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 2017, circulation was over 344,000 and 20,000 people attended programs.
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 out of the state. 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.
This position is a temporary, part-time position, approx. 25 hrs./week for 10 weeks at a rate of $16.27/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, 2018. Interested individuals should send their cover letter and resume, in PDF format, via email to Lauren Smyth at email@example.com (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 mid-late March 2018.