Library Employment

From time to time the library has various job opportunities available.  Current vacancies, if any, and the process for applying, are listed below. The Public Libraries of Saginaw is dedicated to hiring diverse, excellent applicants for each and every position and would like to encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Employment applications are available at all branches of the Public Libraries of Saginaw, or you may click here for an application available in Adobe Acrobat Reader format. You’ll have to print it and fill it out, then take it in to any Public Libraries of Saginaw branch. Applications are kept on file for six months for review in the event of a vacancy.

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Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Public Libraries of Saginaw (MI), an independent urban district library with excellent community support, is seeking a new director to move the system forward with innovative service models and programs. The Library serves a culturally diverse population of over 120,000 with a main library and three branches and a budget of approximately $4 million.

Proven skills in community outreach, restructuring library services, managing and motivating staff, innovating, and financial acuity are paramount. A shrinking tax base will require the director to be flexible and visionary in providing needed services for the future.

Qualifications: ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science and a preferred 8 years experience in a public library in an administrative or supervisory capacity.


Salary: Starting salary negotiable DOQ within range of $75,000 – $80,000 with an excellent benefit package. Click here for the complete position description.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of current technological resources and advancements in library information science
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and adaptability
  • Effective interpersonal skills including creative and diplomatic management abilities


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references postmarked no later than Monday, May 18, 2015 to:

Neville Britto
President, Library Board of Trustees
Attn: Administrative Office
Public Libraries of Saginaw
505 Janes Avenue
Saginaw, MI 48607


The Public Libraries of Saginaw is an equal opportunity employer.


Shelving Page- Part-Time -Hours Varied

Application Deadline: Until vacancy is filled

Shelving Page: The Public Libraries of Saginaw is accepting applications for the position of shelving page.

Duties and responsibilities: Main duties include shelving books and other materials; keeping bookshelves in order; and other duties as assigned.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities: Minimum educational requirements are: high school diploma/equivalent or currently attending high school. Must be flexible and adaptable. Must possess the ability to work well with staff and patrons. Good verbal communication skills are important. Must be able to stoop, bend, reach, and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be available to work days, evenings, and weekends.

Hourly rate: $8.15 per hour or the current minimum wage. There are no benefits for this position. Send signed application and cover letter to: Public Libraries of Saginaw Human Resources Department, 505 Janes Ave., Saginaw, Michigan, 48607


Technology Page – Part-time – Hours Varied

TECHNOLOGY PAGE: The Public Libraries of Saginaw is accepting applications for technology pages to provide patrons with basic computer assistance and to provide routine printer and PC maintenance under supervision.

Duties and responsibilities: Assisting patrons with computer basics including such processes as setting margins, double spacing, pagination, etc.; instructing patrons on basic use of online databases; assisting patrons with Internet searches; providing routine maintenance for printers and other hardware including cleaning computers and printers, stocking printers, copy machines, and microfilm reader/printers with paper, replacing cartridges and ribbons, assisting patrons with printer problems; and other duties as assigned.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:   Computer knowledge including skill in Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista operating systems, Microsoft Office 2007 applications including Outlook Email, and extensive Internet experience. Mechanical and mathematical aptitude required. Familiarity with inkjet, laser and bubble jet printers. The ability to work well with staff and patrons and good verbal communication skills are essential. Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends.

Minimum education and experience: Computer experience required. Minimum high school graduate/equivalent or current high school student.

Hourly rate: $8.15 per hour or the current minimum wage. There are no benefits for this position. Send cover letter, resume and signed application to: Human Resources Manager, Public Libraries of Saginaw, 505 Janes St., Saginaw, Michigan, 48607

An Equal Opportunity Employer