Our Staff

We have almost twenty-five team members to serve you, from the areas of circulation, help desk, children’s, administrative, cataloging, and maintenance. We also have about 60 dedicated volunteers that help us in providing excellent service to our patrons.

Additional Resources



We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available.

We encourage you to fill out an application at the library or talk to Diane at (724) 837-5620.



We are always interested in speaking with those working towards a degree in library, education, marketing/PR, technology, and English. We are also open to those who need an internship outside of those majors who have strong customer service and creative experience. Contact Sara at (724) 837-5620.


Job Opportunities

About GHAL: The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library, located approximately 30 miles Southeast of Pittsburgh in the city of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, is the public library for approximately 70,000 people. While GHAL is a nonprofit corporation and has no formal legal ties to any municipality, it is recognized by the state of Pennsylvania as the public library serving the communities and citizens of the Greensburg Salem School District, Hempfield Area School District, the city of Greensburg, Hempfield Township, the boroughs and/or municipalities of Southwest Greensburg, South Greensburg, New Stanton, Hunker, Manor, and Youngwood. The library’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, is comprised of individuals who live in the library’s service areas and representatives appointed from the supporting local governments and school districts.

February 26, 2020

JOB TITLE: Summer Children’s and Teen Program Assistant

REPORTS TO: Head of Children’s Department

ABOUT: The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library is seeking a temporary part-time Program Assistant for a 12-week period (15 – 20 hours per week) during the summer to plan and execute programs for children ages 6 months old through teens. The Program Assistant will be asked to develop quality, educational programs for children of various ages and lead the programs with groups of children. The Program Assistant will also be asked to take programs to various outreach sites within the community. These programs will promote early literacy and lifelong learning about a variety of topics. The Program Assistant will work with other members of the Children’s Department to plan and carry out programs and activities for children of various ages. The hourly salary range for this position is $8.50 – $9.00.
This is an excellent opportunity for Early Childhood Education and Education students to gain experience working with groups of children, which may add value to their portfolios.
Example Tasks:

  • Lead “Storytime STEM-Pack” activities with children – using books to explore STEM concepts
  • Develop and present preschool storytime outreach
  • Develop and present activities for school-age children
  • Promote library youth programs

Education & Desired Experience:

  • High school diploma, some college preferred
  • Previous youth related work or volunteer experience
  • Knowledge of childhood development and educational strategies
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work cooperatively with Children’s Department team members
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint and Excel

Physical Requirements/Work Conditions:

  • Ability to sit/stand for moderate periods at desk/computer throughout the day
  • Some lifting, bending and stooping required, ability to lift 35 pounds
  • Some programs may require moderate activity in the outdoors

While most programs take place at the Greensburg Hempfield Area and Youngwood Area Public Libraries, some programs take place at community locations, occasionally at more than one location during the day. Having access to reliable transportation is important.

All library positions require the following criminal background and child abuse clearances: Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police; Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services, and Fingerprint ID based on Federal Criminal History submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent (FBI). Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training is also required.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and three references to Jessica Kiefer, Head of Children’s Department at jessica.kiefer@wlnonline.org. Applications will be received through March 7, 2020 or until the position is filled.