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Children’s Services Coordinator

Ahoy! If your dream job is dressing like a pirate and speaking pirate speak, or getting kids to build with Legos and Minecraft, or imagining all types of exciting, learning opportunities for children, then we have the job for you! We invite a passionate Youth Services professional to join us at a library that is having fun reinventing itself in Kokomo, Indiana, the childhood home of Norman Bridwell.

The Children’s Services Coordinator will be passionate about creating innovative services for children through our Main Library, two branches, and two bookmobiles and will be able to lead others from where we’ve started to where we want to be. The Coordinator will not only advocate for youth but also, as a key player on the library’s management team, understand the value of working across traditional boundaries to serve our population base of 76,000. For a full job description please click here.

This is an exempt, 40-hour per week position, including daytime, evening, and weekend hours. The salary begins at a biweekly rate of $1,774.46 and the benefits package is excellent. The position requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school, experience working with children and families, and the skills and talent for effective management and leadership.

Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Doug Workinger, Interim Assistant Director, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject Children’s Coordinator. Review of applicants begins on 12/5/14.

Library Clerk, Collection Management Dept.

12 hrs/wk. $9.59/hr. High school diploma or equivalent required. We are looking for a friendly, flexible individual whose duties will include processing materials and searching for items. Hours are Thurs 11-4 (flexible) and Friday 8:30-4. Applications and additional information can be found at, or at the Collection Management Department, 305 E. Mulberry, Kokomo Mon-Thurs 8-5. Review of applicants begins on December 11th.

Interested applicants should apply online using the link below under “Page and Clerical Positions.”

Page and Clerical Positions:

Applications for library page and clerical positions are accepted at all times, even when there are no openings, and are kept active for six months. An application may be filled out at any library location, or Apply Online.

Library Page: Part-time. Starting wage is $7.39 / hour. Days and hours of work vary. In most page positions, the primary responsibility is shelving books. Other duties might include shelf reading, locating materials, affixing labels on new materials, covering paperbacks, filing, and occasionally assisting patrons.

Library Clerk: Part-time. Starting wage is $9.59 / hour. Days and hours of work vary. Clerks perform tasks in many library departments. Duties range from processing new library materials, library card registration, collecting library fines and assisting patrons with checking out.

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements:

KHCPL has a vital interest in maintaining safe, legal and efficient working conditions for its employees and patrons. Therefore, following a job offer, all applicants must successfully complete a drug screening and background check prior to employment. If the position requires driving a library vehicle, a good driving record is necessary.


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