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Library Jobs

Are you a library lover?  Want to work at one of the busiest spots in town?  If you are 16 years or older, your next job could be at Lawrence Public Library. We accept applications for current positions only and do not maintain a file of previous applications.  Applications are available here or at the Checkout Desk. (Please use Adobe Reader if you have problems with the application form.) If you have questions about the application process, please contact Sherri Turner, Assistant Director, at 843-3833, ext 126 or via email at

Cataloging Assistant, Full-time

Lawrence Public Library opened a newly renovated and expanded state-of-the-art facility in the summer of 2014. We are also continuing a staff reorganization plan, and as part of that process, in mid-April we combined our cataloging and collection development operations into one unit. With this, we are reviewing our acquisition and cataloging workflows and are excited about implementing LEAN management processes to improve accessions services for our patrons.

If you are hired for this position, you will work with the coordinator of the unit and a team of catalogers, acquisitions staff, collection development librarians, and volunteers. Your primary work will be to copy catalog and process new materials in a variety of physical formats.

Here’s a list of thing we think you’ll need you to do/be:

  •   You are well versed in the uniqueness of cataloging language and tools.
  •  You will be incredibly organized and are a savvy computer user.
  •  You have a strong work ethic, learn quickly, and work efficiently.
  •  You are not afraid of changing the rules to better serve our patrons.
  •  You have an unparalleled attention to detail and excellent manual dexterity.
  •  You will be the library’s resident cataloging expert in adult fiction genre materials, but be ready to assist with a variety of cataloging assignments.
  •  You are a team player and are willing to help out across departments and at public service desks when needed.
  •  You are familiar with online learning opportunities (MOOCs,, etc.) and are excited to use them & other professional instruction to enhance your skills.
  •  You will need extensive experience in a library and, preferably, have a Bachelor’s degree.
  •  You love public libraries and are open to new ideas and trends in cataloging services.

Are you up for the challenge? If so, please consider joining us at Lawrence Public Library.

Lawrence Public Library is located in the heart of downtown Lawrence, Kansas, a quintessential Midwestern college town of 90,000. It is a short drive to Kansas City and all its big city amenities should you need them. Salary range is $26,250-$39,250 dependent upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits. Preference given to applications received by May 29, 2015. Email an employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Kelly Fann, Cataloging and Collection Development Coordinator,

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

CUSTODIANS — Part-time

Lawrence Public Library just opened our newly renovated and expanded state-of-the-art facility in the summer of 2014, and we are looking for another Mr. Clean to help us keep that new building shine on our beautiful new library.  If you take pride in a sparkling clean facility, are the enemy of dirt, and say “yes” to windows, this could be the job for you.

Here’s what we’ll need you to do/be:

  • You can dust, mop, sweep and vacuum with the best of them.
  • Did we mention windows?
  • And bathrooms?
  • You are a dependable self-starter and have a strong work ethic.
  • You know your way around cleaning supplies and equipment.
  • Walking, pushing, lifting and even occasionally shoveling snow are all in a day’s work.
  • Experience is a plus.
  • You will need a high school education or equivalent.
  • You value teamwork and play well with others, but you don’t mind working alone.
  • You believe a great city deserves a great library and won’t settle for less.

We are looking for someone who can work:

Friday – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday – 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If this sounds like the job for you, please consider joining our team at Lawrence Public Library. We are hiring 2 part-time positions. The hourly rate is $9.89 – $12.35 depending on qualifications and experience. Preference will be given to applications received by May 29, 2015. Email a Lawrence Public Library employment application and detailed work history to: Tom Davin, Technology & Facilities Manager, , or mail to:  Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS 66044. A downloadable employment application is available at

 The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.