Position Description

Under the direction of the Head of Adult Services, the Librarian I is responsible for providing reference, readers’ advisory, programming, technology assistance and collection development services to patrons of all ages. Plans, promotes and implements library services and programs for adults, including off-site events or services in collaboration with other organizations. Selects, evaluates and maintains library collection in assigned areas. Assists patrons in the use of popular computer software programs, mobile devices and electronic resources including databases, ebooks, audiobooks, downloadable music, downloadable magazines, streaming media, and online courses. Provides back up support to other departments as needed. Works with staff throughout the library on projects that enhance the library’s image in the community.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience or interest in grant writing, serving local businesses, and supporting community organizations.


Reports to:Head of Adult Services
Schedule:Full time, 40 hours per week, including days, nights and weekends.
Union Representation:Westland Library Union SEIU Local 517M (Non-Supervisory)
Salary:Starts at $23.87 per hour.
Benefits:Vacation leave, personal leave and paid holidays. Employer provided contribution to retirement (401a) after meeting service requirements. Health, dental and life insurance. Reimbursement for vision expenses.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program completed within one year of hire.
  • 1-2 years professional experience in a public library, preferably in reference, programming, technology instruction and collection development.
  • Professional certification from the Library of Michigan required within one year of hire.

Application Deadline

Apply by August 4, 2024.