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The Manhattan Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, ethnicity, pregnancy, age, military status, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Applications are accepted only when an opening exists. We do not keep applications on file to consider for future job openings.

Some postings may have further application requirements that will be noted.

To apply online, click here.

Or, print and fill out an application for employment. You may also pick up an application form at the library.

Deliver or mail the completed and signed paper application by the deadline indicated to:

Manhattan Public Library 629 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502

For more information on job opportunities, contact Human Resources at (785) 776-4741 Ext. 104.


Supervisor 2, Reader’s Advisory

Manhattan Public Library is seeking a Library and Information Services Supervisor who is dedicated to enriching our library and community.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Hire, train, schedule, and supervise 6 staff to work at various service points, including Reference, the Technology Center, the Teen Zone, and Children’s, in alignment with library strategic goals and objectives, in cooperation with LIS associate director
  • Outstanding customer service, including resolving customer problems and complaints
  • Building security in the absence of library director and associate directors
  • Manage Readers Advisory activities for Learning and Information Services

This position requires dedication to diversity and inclusion, planning experience, a passion for connecting the community with their next great read, an understanding of library ethics, technology skills, and instruction ability. This position is a part of the Learning and Information Services department and will work closely with other members of the department. Manhattan Public Library is an innovative and customer-centered organization with a collaborative atmosphere, so the ability to communicate well and work with a team is a must.

Other requirements include at least 50% completion towards a Master’s degree or equivalent in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university and one year of customer service experience. One year of supervisory experience and one year of public library experience are preferred. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) and includes days, evenings, and weekends.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Job Description

To apply online, click here.

Or, print and fill out an application for employment. You may also pick up an application form at the library.

Deliver or mail the completed and signed paper application by the deadline indicated to:

Manhattan Public Library 629 Poyntz Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502


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