Employment Opportunities

Children’s Librarian

Employer: Tredyffrin Township, An Equal Opportunity Employer
Location: Paoli Library; 18 Darby Rd; Paoli, PA 19301

Hours: 37.5 hours a week.

Salary: $35,000 – $40,000 DOQ
Benefits: Health benefits (including dental, prescription, & vision), Pension, Vacation.
Tredyffrin Township is seeking an enthusiastic, friendly, and motivated individual to provide and coordinate library services for children from birth to grade 6 at Paoli Library, including:

  • Planning, implementing, and overseeing all programming and activities for children
  • Promoting programs through in-house flyers, video marquee slides; and monthly event calendars
  • Coordinating the development and maintenance of the children’s collection
  • Providing reader’s advisory and reference services to children and their affiliated adults
  • Assisting patrons in the use of library materials.
  • Providing one-on-one technology instruction to children and families as needed (eBooks, internet searching, catalog searching)
  • Initiating and implementing outreach and library advocacy to schools and organizations with the goal of increasing visibility within the community
  • Supervising all library part-time employees and volunteers.

Minimum Qualifications:


Education:  ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science
Experience:  At least one year direct children’s programming experience

Considerable knowledge of children’s literature
Basic knowledge of child development and child safety

Supervisory experience preferred


To Apply:

Send cover letter, résumé and three (3) professional references to:

Christopher Kibler, Director

Tredyffrin Public Library

582 Upper Gulph Road

Strafford, PA 19087



Position open until filled.

 Successful candidate is subject to background checks and drug screening.

Reference Services Assistant

Location: Tredyffrin Public Library

Salary Information: $12.50-$13.50 per hour
Hours: 6-12 weekday and 8 weekend hours on rotation.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit cover letter and resume electronically to Catherine Boyle, Director of Reference and Technology at cboyle@ccls.org with the subject line: Reference Services Assistant

Tredyffrin Public Library is seeking a part-time Reference Services Assistant. The candidate should function well in a busy environment and enjoy working with the public.  Candidate must be flexible, computer literate, Internet-savvy, and able to provide accurate answers to a variety of in-person and telephone queries.  A strong customer service ethic is essential. Working hours will vary depending on programming needs, scheduling, and associated promotional activities and will require evening and weekend hours. This position reports to the Director of Reference and Technology.


  • ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science or MLS student preferred, Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Library experience preferred.
  • Current child abuse clearance, current state background clearance, current federal background clearance.

Physical abilities:  Operate computer equipment and keyboards with ease; handle and move 25 lb. tables; sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time; stoop, and reach in a confined area; wheel books or equipment weighing up to 125 lbs.; operate a variety of computer and standard office machines.

EOE employer. Position open until filled.

Circulation Assistant: Children’s Department

Location: Tredyffrin Public Library

Salary Information: $10 per hour
Hours: Tuesdays, 3-6 pm & Saturdays 11 am-2 pm, other shifts may be available.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Submit cover letter and resume electronically to Angie Andre, Children’s Librarian at aandre@ccls.org with the subject line: Circulation Assistant

Tredyffrin Public Library is looking for a conscientious, detail-oriented, friendly Part Time Circulation Assistant to work in our busy Children’s Department.  Candidate will be responsible for performing Circulation procedures to ensure quality customer service and a smooth, accurate flow of library materials to and from customers. Candidate should function well in a busy environment and be able to work with a variety of people including children.

Responsibilities: Provide front line customer service assistance, checking materials in and out, handling general account issues, shelving materials, and providing reader’s advisory.

Requirements: High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED). Excellent organizational and verbal communications skills, flexibility, genuine enjoyment of the public in general and specifically working with children, commitment to public service, and the ability to handle stressful situations. The ability to master basic and specialized online circulation functions, and demonstrate current PC proficiency including internet, email and Microsoft Office skills. Previous customer service or retail experience is preferred and a broad knowledge of libraries and basic understanding of library procedures is desirable

Physical abilities: Handle, lift, or move library materials weighing up to 25 lbs.; stand at a computer terminal for up to 4 hours; wheel book trucks weighing up to 125 lbs.; and stand, sit, walk, stoop or reach within a confined area.

EOE employer, Position open until filled


Tredyffrin Township Libraries Application for Employment

Please be advised that Tredyffrin Township Libraries requires all staff to provide the following clearances.

FAQs about Required Clearances 

Employees must obtain the following three clearances: