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The West Lafayette Public Library is hiring a full time Reference & Teen Librarian


• Work at the Library’s Reference Desks: Assist patrons with reference questions and aid in their use of the Library and its collections

• Serve on the adult materials selection committee
• Order materials for the Library’s collections
• Fulfilling materials requests: ILL and PDA
• Evergreen Indiana ILS Cat-1 & Cat-2 level cataloging

• Create, staff, and schedule teen and adult programs both inside and outside of the Library
• Act as librarian on duty when required; assist in opening and closing procedures of the Library
• Attend monthly staff meetings
• Other duties as assigned

• Salary range is $36,000 - $40,000/year
• This position is exempt under FLSA labor laws
• Excellent benefits package including health, dental & vision

• ALA accredited MLS degree
• Must qualify for Indiana Library Certification Level 3
• Strong computer skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Some evening and weekend hours required
• Physical labor: lifting up to 25 pounds, pushing book carts, bending & stooping
• Fund raising experience a plus

The West Lafayette Public Library provides equal opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry, or veteran status.
The West Lafayette Public Library complies with all applicable federal state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, training, hiring, termination, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, or any other personnel action.

This position will report to the Library’s Assistant Director
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Here's a MAP showing closures in our area.


Full details of the project can be found HERE.



Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA


nickwbaaHAVANA: City of Delerium

This week's feature revisits author Mark Kurlansky, with a new travelogue depicting Cuba's capital. 

With vivid descriptions and observations of the city's social scene, Kurlansky paints Havana as romantic and rich in its historic ties.

West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has a review.



LFL Lincoln Park -small installation day 8 21 2015  


The West Lafayette Public Library is proud to announce the opening of a neighborhood Little Free Library and a walk-up library book return box in both Lommel Park and Lincoln Park (seen in the photo above) in West Lafayette.

Working with the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department, with funding from North Central Health Services (NCHS), the West Lafayette Library is expanding the network of library service points in West Lafayette.

The book drops and the little free libraries are now available for use in both parks. 

You will also find Little Free Libraries in Tapawingo Park, Cumberland Park, along Kalberer Road (west of Yeager Road), and near the Community Gardens (west of Salisbury Street). Our thanks to the Lafayette Rotary Club for their building and West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department for their installation of these Little Free Libraries.

The Little Free Libraries are stocked by both the West Lafayette Public Library and by residents of the neighborhoods the little free libraries serve.

Please use and enjoy these West Lafayette Library services!  You're welcome to "take a book, leave a book" at any of the little free libraries.

 Read more about the Library’s book drops and little free libraries here.