Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm | Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm | Summer Hours, same except Saturday 10am -2pm

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Available Position

The Parkland Community Library is seeking a dynamic, energetic and friendly individual to be the Head of Youth Services. This is a 35 hr/wk position.




A Masters degree in Library and/or Information Science from an appropriate agency or accredited institution


Ability to work with volunteers


Knowledge and interest in developing collection and programs for children and young adults


Excellent communication skills


Responsibilities include:


  • Coordinate library programming for birth to eighteen years of age.                                

  • Programming includes but is not limited to:

  • Story times

  • Summer Reading Club

  • Teen programs

  • Parenting programs

  • Library tours

  • Large group and family programs

  • School aged programs


  • Develop the print, non-print, and electronic collections for the Youth Services Department through selection, de-selection, and promotion of books and materials

  • Provide customer service and reader’s advisory to library patrons, both children and parents alike

  • Catalog print materials for the children’s and young adult collections

  • Coordinate publicity for the Youth Services Department

  • Manage the Youth Services Assistant and, seasonally, the Youth Services Summer Assistant and Stories in the Schools Coordinator

  • Research and write grant proposals

  • Attend community events in an effort to reach out to the community at large to promote library materials, services, programs, working toward making the library an integral part of community activities

  • Attend necessary meetings, conferences

  • Serve as a liaison with schools in and near the service area

  • Hire, train, and supervise the teen library interns

  • Assist the Research Department with coverage on the research desk

Reply to: Debbie Jack, Executive Director

Parkland Community Library

4422 Walbert Avenue

Allentown, PA 18104

If interested please email, send resume, 3 professional recommendations and a letter of interest to: jackd@parklandlibrary.org