Opportunity

Are you passionate about engaging adults in reading and library use? Do you know and love all kinds of fiction for adults? Would you enjoy providing a wide variety of public service in a busy library? Do you have interests in promoting library services to the community? The Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries are searching for an enthusiastic professional to join our team.

About Us

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries serve the unincorporated communities of Washington County, less than 10 miles from downtown Portland. Our libraries are members of Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) that provides funding, technology, courier, and other vital support.

Our libraries are much-loved community assets, started by volunteers, who remain essential to the function of the library. Our diverse community values learning and is growing.

About You

You know and love reading and library resources and yearn to share that expertise and enthusiasm with the community. As a librarian, you are skillful at assessing and responding to community and individual needs and always looking for ways to empower users and coworkers through effective communication, collaboration, program development and training.

To apply, submit:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Resume
  3. Answer the following two questions:
    • Tell us about your values as a librarian, and give examples of how those values have shown up in your career.
    • Describe your views on how libraries should best engage adults.

Applications by email are preferred and should go to cedarmill@wccls.org. Begin subject line with Adult Services Librarian. Attachments should be in PDF. If submitting by mail, send to: Search Committee, Cedar Mill Community Library, 1080 NW Saltzman Rd. Portland, OR 97229.

Applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected. Applications reviewed beginning August 3, 2021.

Hiring range starts at $25.67 per hour for a schedule of 32 hours per week. Benefits include 90% employer- paid Kaiser Health insurance, including Vision. 100% Dental insurance. Life and Disability insurance, and paid personal and sick time provided. Health and Child care Flexible Spending Accounts are offered. Library contributes to a 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year but employees may contribute sooner. The position is based at the main Cedar Mill Library. It requires some work at our Bethany Library.

Job description is attached.