Employment Opportunities

JOB VACANCY # JV 2019-37 (Librarian II)


THE POSITION OF:                 Librarian II

DEPARTMENT OF:                  Library

CLASSIFICATION:                   AFSCME 2763 – Professional

STARTING PAY RATE:            $47,715.60 annually, 37.5 hours/week (Per CBA)   

POSTING DATE:                      December 12, 2019


Qualified, interested candidates must submit an application and current resume by January 12, 2020.  Applications and resumes can be submitted at www.readingpa.gov under employment opportunities.  Questions – Please email jobs@readingpa.gov



POSITION SUMMARYThe primary function of this position is meeting the information and instruction needs of library customers by answering questions, assisting with computer use and digital content, developing collections in a variety of formats, and collecting and maintaining reference statistics.  This position also works closely with library administration to deliver adult programs and outreach services.


Typical job duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Performs reference services
  • Participates in all phases of collection development in a variety of formats
  • Provides instructional classes for customers and staff
  • Creates reports as needed and recommends policy changes
  • Plans and provides adult programs
  • Participates in the activities of professional and community organizations
  • Advises in budget recommendations
  • Provides outreach to the community
  • Other duties as assigned



Educational Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school is required


  • Three years professional library experience, or an equivalent of experience indicating ability to assume responsibilities involved

Checks and Clearances

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check
  • Mandated Reporting on Child Abuse
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check