Job Openings at Atchison Public Library

Children’s Librarian (Full Time)

We are currently seeking a dynamic, creative and friendly team-oriented Children’s Librarian.  This is a very active position, requiring outreach and some local travel, as well as the ability to positively engage with children and their caregivers.

Reports to: Library Director

Schedule requirements: Must be available for shifts during hours of operation; including some evenings and weekends.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Use professional resources and assessment of community needs to select material for the children’s collection including audio books, books, nonfiction books, fiction books DVDs, and graphic novels.
  • Monitor and maintain the allocation of the budget for children’s items.
  • Develops, plans, facilitates and evaluates library for children’s’ services programs.
  • Serves as a specialist for reference and materials or cataloging and classification for the children’s library.
  • Process new materials and repair existing materials.
  • Regularly evaluate the collection to determine the need to replace or remove material based on policy and professional standards.
  • Promote library resources and activities through the creation of physical and digital content.
  • Develop and coordinate community programs that increase library awareness while evaluating inventory needs.
  • Acts as a guide for patrons in the use of the library and its resources.
  • Coordinates and seeks out opportunities to promote children’s literacy through attending community events as a representative of the library.
  • Demonstrates use of technology and digital services to patrons.
  • Recommends materials to customers based on interests, needs, and availability.
  • Assist with front desk duties and responsibilities.
  • Oversee the library to ensure cleanliness, order, and protection of the library’s resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Salary to be determined based on experience.

Education, Experience, and Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for learning technology required.

For consideration, please email a resume and letter of interest to

Thank you!