At the Louisville Free Public Library, our staff is as valuable as the services we provide to the community every day. We are always on the lookout for friendly people who are committed to providing excellent customer service. If you are looking for a rewarding job with great benefits and have a desire to help serve our community, consider applying today.
About the Louisville Free Public Library
The Louisville Free Public Library is the largest library system in Kentucky, serving nearly three million visitors at 17 branch locations each year. At LFPL, we believe that free access to books, ideas, resources, and information is vital for the education, employment, enjoyment, and self-government of our citizens. LFPL works tirelessly to turn the library’s gaze outward, engaging the community in new and exciting ways with programs like the “Authors at the Library” series – featuring more than 75 New York Times bestselling authors – and the hugely popular How-To Festival.
Thanks to significant capital investment over the last decade, LFPL has opened five new, state-of-the-art libraries, including three 40,000-square-foot regional libraries. These modern, award-winning facilities have increased services for more than 500,000 residents, and boast LFPL firsts, like the COLLIDER Artist-In-Residence Program, maker labs, a recording studio, and demonstration kitchen.
Visit all of our Library branches here.
Types of Jobs at LFPL
LFPL employs more than 300 people in a wide variety of positions and skills. Jobs range from library professionals and support staff who help serve the public, to IT experts who sustain our digital services, to facilities staff who transport books and maintain our buildings.
Qualified applicants interested in applying for a Library Manager, Library Supervisor, Program Supervisor, or Union Librarian position must have a Master of Library Science from an accredited institution to be eligible. All Library Assistant and Program Coordinator positions require a bachelor's degree.
Louisville Metro Government is committed to providing employees with the tools they need to lead a fit and healthy life. In addition to the Benefits listed below, the Metro Government Wellness Center allows employees and their dependents with Metro health insurance to receive basic medical and health needs for a $5 co-pay.
Full Time Employees
Medical • Dental • Vision • Group Term Life • Supplemental Life • Sick Leave • Vacation • Holiday Pay • Bereavement Leave • Childcare Assistance • Free TARC Use • 457 Deferred Comp • Paid Parental Leave • Voluntary Lifestyle Benefits • Tuition Assistance • Qualified Adult Benefits • Accidental Death & Dismemberment • Kentucky Public Pensions Authority
Part Time Employees (20 to 25 Hours Per Week, 20 regular plus Sunday overtime if scheduled)
Vacation (pro rata) • Sick Leave (pro rata) • Holiday Pay (pro rata)
How to Apply
LFPL is a department of Louisville Metro Government. All applications must be made online through the city's website.
Questions? You can submit questions or resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisville Metro Government/LFPL is an AA, EEO and ADA employer.
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