The Lansdowne Public Library

Employment Opportunity: LIBRARY CLERK

Part Time - no benefits / $14 per hour


The Lansdowne Library is looking for a Library Clerk. The position is part-time, 12-18 hours per week including Saturdays and some evenings.

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with the public, has great organizational skills, has computer knowledge and experience, and can interact with the public and other library staff in a professional and courteous manner at all times.


Responsibilities include:

  • Check all library materials in and out.

  • Enter and maintain patron registration records.

  • Maintain shelf order including shelving books and shelf reading throughout the library.

  • Assist patrons in choosing reading material or in locating information.

  • Assist patrons with basic questions related to computer use, library programs, etc.

  • Assist patrons with computers and printing, faxing and copying services.

  • Maintain the security and condition of library resources.

  • Process daily van delivery items.

  • Answer telephones in a timely and professional manner.

  • Maintain neatness and appearance of the entire library. This could require light cleaning and tidying.

  • Ensure the front/circulation desk is never left unattended.

  • Attend regular training, workshops and staff meetings/in-services as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of Circulation and/or the Library Director.

Requirements, Knowledge & Abilities:

Applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED, general word processing skills, and a willingness to learn. Upon hiring, applicants must have completed a PA Child Abuse History Report, PA Criminal Records check, and FBI background check.

Applicants should be able to lift up to 30 pounds and be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. If hired, all employees are expected to follow and enforce viral mitigation efforts at the library.


The position will remain opened until filled. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and two professional references to:

Laura Smith, Head of Circulation & Cataloging