Office of Commonwealth Libraries (Library Development Advisor in Advisory Services & Library Development Advisor in Early Childhood Services)

As we move forward into a rapidly-evolving future for library services across the Commonwealth, we are pleased to announce openings for two Library Advisor positions in the Bureau of Library Development.  These two positions are exciting and powerful places from which to influence and guide libraries, librarians and library users, in libraries of all kinds and sizes, to ensure every library is equipped to provide excellent and equitable library services for all Pennsylvanians.

 The Positions:

Library Development Advisor in Advisory Services: Provide coordinating leadership in statewide Library Development Advising activities including – providing advice and counsel on library development to library staff, library trustees and others, maintaining communication with District Library Center Consultants, District Administrators and System Administrators in those districts and working with them to further the development and growth of library services in the Commonwealth.

Library Development Advisor in Early Childhood Services:  Collaborate with the public library and early childhood communities as well as the Library Development Advisor for School Age Services to provide statewide leadership in information, professional development, and best practices in  early childhood programs and services in libraries.

Both positions require a Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program and 4-5 years of experience in appropriate library disciplines.  Salary Range: $58,895.00 – $89,448.00 annually.  The application period has been extended until March 2 and March 4, respectively.

We’re anxious to include new team members in Library Development – and we’re hoping to build a team that’s reflective of the full range of Librarians and library users in Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.  The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.  All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.