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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

Materials Handling Assistant, Part-time

Lawrence Public Library has a newly created, part-time position in the Materials Handling Department.

If you are hired for this position, you will work with the coordinator of the unit and a team of Materials Handling Assistants and volunteers. Your primary work will be to drive to, empty, deliver to the library, and check in the contents of three remote book drops located at Lawrence supermarkets. You will also work in the Materials Handling department and assist with sorting and shelving tasks.

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

  • You are not afraid of work that requires regularly lifting and moving tubs of library materials that can weigh anywhere from 20 to 30 pounds
  • You care about books and all library materials and will keep them in good condition during their travels
  • You have a valid Kansas driver’s license and are a careful and proficient driver
  • You can learn and master basic tasks required to operate the automated sorting machine and the library’s circulation software
  • You can sort and organize materials onto carts in alphabetical and Dewey Decimal order in preparation for shelving in the library
  • You have a strong work ethic, learn quickly, and work efficiently
  • You are a team player and are willing to help out in the library where and when you are needed
  • You love public libraries and understand that the timely return of materials to the library is an essential and important service

If this job interests you, please consider joining us at Lawrence Public Library.

The compensation for this position is $12.62/hour. Schedule is 18 hrs/week, Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Preference given to applications received by 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 20th. Email an employment application, resume, and cover letter to Darla Sieg, Materials Handling Coordinator,
A downloadable employment application is available at

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Marketing Coordinator

The Lawrence (Kansas) Public Library seeks a creative, outgoing, and enthusiastic marketing coordinator. Your job will be to keep LPL in the minds of our community and promote the services and programs we offer. Lawrence is a fun and funky place, and your approach to reaching our community should appeal to the quirky nature of our town.

Here’s what we’ll need you to do/be:

  • You will be an important “face” of the library and love talking in front of a crowd.
  • You know how to maintain a website AND make it thrive.
  • You are a great writer.
  • You have a great eye for graphics and visual communication.
  • You value teamwork and can build effective teams.
  • You know the devil is in the details.
  • You love social media and know how to use it as a marketing tool.
  • You know Lawrence and how to get its attention.
  • You are a strategic thinker and a creative problem solver.
  • You know how to promote the heck out of events.

If this sounds like a job that’s up your alley, please consider joining our team at Lawrence Public Library. A Bachelor’s Degree is required. Experience working in public libraries and at least one year of marketing experience is preferred. This position is full-time and requires frequent evening and weekend hours. Salary range is $35,175 to $52,750 depending on qualifications and experience as well as excellent benefits.

Review of applications begins July 13, 2015. Please email an employment application, cover letter and resume to: Kathleen Morgan, director of development and strategic partnerships, at

A downloadable employment application is available here. 

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Information Services Coordinator


Lawrence Public Library opened a newly renovated and expanded state-of-the-art facility in the summer of 2014. In our new building, we are reimagining the way in which we serve our community. One of the key players in the evolution of our library is our Information Services Coordinator.

We seek a bold, ambitious, and driven individual to lead our library in its mission to revolutionize the reference desk. Our work as librarians has changed dramatically and so should the way in which we connect and guide our communities through the information overload we all are experiencing.

In addition to connecting our citizens to the information they seek, our Information Services Coordinator will lead our library’s burgeoning foray into building and supporting local learning communities centered around free online learning resources. You will work to build and support communities of learners that will use the library as their homebase for true lifelong learning.

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

  • You will lead the library’s Information Services team.
  • You have experience leading a team as well as mentoring and inspiring staff.
  • You are unafraid to take risks and be spontaneous.
  • You are a good extemporaneous speaker.
  • You are a team player.
  • You will be the library’s resident expert on our non-fiction collection and our online resources.
  • You will work in close collaboration with our Readers’ Services Coordinator, Technology Coordinator, and Youth Services Coordinator to provide extraordinary, seamless customer experiences for library users.
  • You are familiar with online learning opportunities (MOOCs,, etc.).
  • You will need a Master’s in Library Science unless you can convince us otherwise (you definitely will need a Bachelor’s degree AND library experience).
  • You believe a great city deserves a great library and won’t settle for less.

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 $42,756-$64,134 dependent upon qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits. Review of applications is underway. Applications will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified. Email an employment application, cover letter, and resume to: Amanda McConnell, Public Services Manager,

A downloadable employment application is available here.

The Lawrence Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.