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Senior Children's Librarian

acpl · 30+ days ago
"Enriching the community through lifelong learning and discovery"
Do you want to accomplish important things in and for our community? Do you believe that libraries can change lives?  If so, join our team of dedicated, passionate individuals. Excellent customer service is the number one priority for all ACPL positions. At ACPL, we believe that every staff member plays a key role in delivering top quality service to the residents of Allen County. We are seeking individuals who are interested in helping ACPL further our mission of enriching the community through lifelong learning and discovery.

Located in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne, the Main Library Children’s Services Department is a destination for children and their grown-ups. With a 2,000-square-foot StoryScape imaginative play center, bubbling saltwater and freshwater tanks, an impressive Reading Tower, and even a 250-seat theater, our library space encourages children to discover and explore.  Our robust collection of materials, vibrant programming, and well-established community partnerships reflect the diversity of the community we serve.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, team player who is a passionate advocate for the library’s role in serving children, families, and caregivers in our community. At ACPL, a Senior Children's Librarian provides a broad range of professional librarian services in support of children's reader's advisory, reference, activities, and programs.

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week position, and will be required to work a mix of day, evening, and weekend hours.

As you can see in our Diversity Statement below, ACPL is committed to nurturing a working environment that is inclusive and reflective of the diversity of Allen County. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science
  • One (1) year of library operations experience; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience 
  • State of Indiana Public Librarian Certification
  • Valid Driver's License

Compensation & Benefits

  • Compensation expected to be $46K - $55K per year and up based on previous related and comparable experience
  • Comprehensive benefits package - including medical, dental, vision, life & long-term disability insurance from your first day of work
  • Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account
  • Two (2) weeks of paid cumulative sick leave
  • Four (4) weeks vacation
  • Ten (10) paid Holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Library paid retirement fund (PERF)
  • Deferred compensation plan option (457b)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Variety of voluntary insurance plans
  • Wellness bonus opportunity (up to $510/year!) including free account with MoveSpring
  • Gym membership reimbursement (up to $520/year!)
  • Relocation allowance
You will be required to upload a resume' with this application.

This position will remain open until filled.

Everyone belongs at the Allen County Public Library. We are on a mission to recognize, cultivate, and celebrate diversity. We offer collections, services, programs, assistance, and spaces that enrich and reflect our community. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive workforce and establishing ourselves as a communal space of respect, safety, and service. All are welcome to pursue lifelong learning and discovery at ACPL regardless of identity, origin, ability, religion, race, culture, socioeconomic status, age, or other differences.

The Allen County Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Last updated on Mar 8, 2024

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