Youth Services Department Head – Western Allegheny Community Library

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The Western Allegheny Community Library is seeking an amazing, vibrant, organized and self-motivated all-kinds-of-people-loving librarian to be our new Youth Services Department Head.  This is a full time position, 35 hours per week including evenings, weekends and special events.   Candidates will have an MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited school, 2-5 years of experience as a Children’s Librarian, and  clearances:  PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and FBI Fingerprinting.


The Western Allegheny Community Library Youth Services Department Head is a visionary! We are looking for candidates who will:

  • develop cool, forward-thinking, fun/educational programs for kids and teens
  • purchase all the great books, movies, games, music and non-traditional materials for the department which serves an audience from birth-18
  • show-off your professional understanding of 21st Century Librarianship, child growth and development knowledge, zen-like flexibility and boundless energy
  • supervise and manage a pretty awesome 2-person staff
  • multi-task like a superhero
  • create and expand dynamic community partnerships
  • share a passion for the changing face of library services to new generations of learners
  • write impressive grants that get the library much-needed funds and attention
  • continually grow as a professional and keep informed of library trends, locally and nationally and strives to learn and develop as a practitioner through workshops, classes, reading and conferences


Why You Want the Job:

  • You’ll oversee a very busy and wild youth services department and manage 2 staff (1 PT and 1 FT).
  • We have a book bus and you might even get to drive it (don’t worry, no CDL required!)
  • Our library has been around for 26 years, but we moved into a new  building 3 years ago and we are renovating this summer with a new backyard space and a new youth services department!
  • This library is a forward-thinking, energized organization who’s striving to do things differently!
  • We offer work from home hours and flexible scheduling.
  • Benefits including health care and vacation.
  • You’ll be working with an amazing staff that that are always looking for ways to make the library better!


Email cover letter, resume and references to Amanda Kirby, Library Director, No phone calls. EOE