Job Descriptions

Joan Hubble, Perry Middle School Librarian (l), and Danielle Shreve, Perry (OK) Carnegie Library Director (r), help 5th grader Kristina with a special project, while Brayden practices his computer skills. Photograph by Dawn Pennington.

Developing job descriptions for your library staff needs can be daunting. This collection provides examples from a number of libraries, for a variety of different roles, and provides details like position titles, essential job duties, and qualifications. Actual job descriptions will vary greatly from library to library. These examples can inform the job descriptions created for your library.

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Revitalizing Library Volunteer Engagement

 Webinar / Last Modified: 18 September 2018

This webinar explores new trends in library volunteerism and presents practical steps to recruit skilled volunteers to help grow your community of library advocates and supporters.

Library Director Job Descriptions

 Document / Last Modified: 12 June 2017

Compilation of library director job descriptions including: Director of Library Services, Director of Libraries, Library Director.

Technical Services Clerk or Library Assistant Job Descriptions

 Document / Last Modified: 07 June 2017

Samples of job descriptions for positions including: Library Technical Assistant, Library Reference Assistant, Technical Processor,, Technical Services/Reference Clerk, Technical Services Assistant, Library Assistant/Technical Services.

Children's Librarian Job Descriptions

 Document / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

Sample job postings for positions including: Children's Librarian, Coordinator Of Children's Services, Head Children/Teen Services Librarian, Children's Services Librarian, Head Of Youth Services, Children's Librarian I, Children's Services Head