Employment Opportunities:

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian
Classification: Full Time Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Youth Services Librarian will supervise full- and part-time staff in the Early Literacy Center, as well as any volunteers and consultants who support youth programming; oversee, plan, and coordinate programming for children of all ages; present programming; manage collection development of the children’s collection (both ordering and weeding); and establish partnerships with local schools and community organizations to further the mission of the Bradford Area Public Library.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Experience and/or coursework in children’s services preferred
  • FBI Clearance, Act 34 Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Background Check
  • Professional library experience
  • The desire to build and maintain dynamic youth-centered programs and services; as well as plan strategically, and actively establish goals and evaluate outcomes.
  • A demonstrated ability to establish, plan, and present children’s programs; the ability to respond to public requests and community needs.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at one time, take initiative, and self-impose deadlines.
  • An awareness of existing community resources is a plus, as well as the ability to anticipate community needs and interests.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and competence in Office applications, Internet searching, and social networking applications.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and exhibit a dedication to the mission and programmatic goals of the library.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and work with all age groups, specifically children and their caregivers.
  • The ability to work in a team environment and to handle a fast-paced public service setting.
  • The schedule for this position is variable and requires day, night, and weekend hours dependent upon the events scheduled each week.

Primary Duties:
The candidate will:

  • Oversee library programs geared for youth audiences: coordinate, plan, prepare, and follow up with all library activities both in and away from the library.
  • Monitor and evaluate library children’s programs and local outreach activities.
  • Identify library and literacy outreach opportunities and develop appropriate response.
  • Develop partnerships with the community to provide programs and services.
  • Coordinate and manage Summer Reading Program.
  • Monitor and document program supplies and monthly budget.
  • Collects and reports accurate monthly program statistics.
  • Cultivate and maintain contact with teachers and librarians at public schools, private schools, and preschools.
  • Maintain responsibility for the selection, collection development and maintenance of the children’s collection.
  • Remain current on advancements and changes in the field of library science related specifically to job duties, attending workshops and training sessions as needed.
  • Work with Marketing Coordinator and provide all necessary information to publicize upcoming children’s programs and library resources.
  • Provide excellent customer service to all library patrons.

Secondary Duties:
The candidate will:

  • Maintain clean and welcoming appearance of programming areas in the library.
  • Remain actively involved in library events by attending meetings, coordinating volunteers, and offering general assistance.
  • Assist the circulation staff with basic responsibilities as needed.
  • Be an active member of the External Affairs Committee and attend monthly staff meetings and programming meetings.

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Employee is frequently required to stand, bend, squat, kneel, reach, and lift occasionally. Employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and see.
  • Employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodations.

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter to Lacey Love at director@bradfordlibrary.org



Volunteer Opportunities:

Our library would not be able to run without the help of volunteers, and we are currently recruiting! If you have any interest in helping out with day to day library operations or programming, please stop by the library to fill out a volunteer application. Teen volunteers must be older than 13 years of age.

Library Hours

Mon. & Wed. 10 - 7

Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 10-5

Sun. Closed

Bradford Area
Public Library

67 West Washington St
Bradford PA 16701-1234
Phone: 814-362-6527
Mission: To provide the resources to inform, educate and enrich our community in a way that demonstrates:
  • Literacy
  • Equal access and diversity
  • Life-long learning
  • Fiscal responsibility and integrity
  • BAPL's rich heritage

Vision: To be a recognized premier library in service to our community.