Job Opening – Programming Librarian

Come work with us! West Branch, Iowa, is the home of Iowa’s only president, Herbert Hoover.  The West Branch Public Library is walking distance from our lively, historic downtown and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and National Park. You’ll join a full-time team of 3 librarians who are committed to creating and implementing meaningful programming and building a collection that is relevant to the needs of our community. West Branch boasts a great small town atmosphere and is also in easy proximity to the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids areas for those who don’t want to leave city amenities behind.

Current library school students or those with public library experience and interest in working on an MLIS in the future are encouraged to apply!

The West Branch Public Library is looking for a team-oriented individual who is passionate about lifelong learning and community enrichment. This person will engage with all ages in a variety of settings both within the library buildings and at various outreach and offsite locations.

Job Summary: Plan and implement Library programs for children, teens,  families, and adults of all ages. Work on the customer service 

Work Schedule: Part-time, 20 hours per week. Some evenings and occasional weekend hours.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Plan and implement programming for children, teens, and families such as storytimes and after-school activities.
  • Assist with programming for adults in line with community needs and strategic plan goals, including educational events, author visits, crafts, and movies. 
  • Plan and implement a Summer Library Program for all age groups, with the assistance of other library staff.
  • Assist with circulation, interlibrary loan, cataloging of materials, outreach services and volunteer coordination as needed.

Education and Experience: High school diploma required, some college training is desired.  Experience in library work is desired but not required.  Customer service experience and experience working with children is greatly desired.

Pay Range: $14-15 per hour depending on experience and education.

To Apply: A cover letter, resume, and a City of West Branch Job Application should be submitted to Becky Knoche at PO Box 460, West Branch, IA 52358 or via email to

Apply before: May 12, 2023

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Knoche at or by phone at (319)643-2633.