The Library's Hiring Policy

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The Indianapolis Public Library is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout our organization. As a staff, we believe our differences in age, race, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics enhance our understanding of, and service to, the community. We strive to honor this commitment through staff development and in our recruitment, hiring, and promotion practices.

The Indianapolis Public Library seeks out qualified applicants through a variety of recruiting sources including community organizations and educational institutions. Open positions are posted to the ADP Portal for internal applicants and to the Library’s website for external applicants. Advertisements may also be placed in local newspapers and online services.

Applicants whose qualifications best match the requirements of a position are interviewed by the appropriate supervisor. It is the Library's policy not to consider applications and resumes received after a posted closing deadline. Due to the high volume of applications and resumes received for positions at the Library, it is not possible to interview everyone.

Although an initial offer of employment with the Indianapolis Public Library is for a particular position at a certain location, the Library reserves the right to reassign an employee based upon the needs of the library system.