Grand Rapids Public Library

Grand Rapids Public Library

Grand Rapids Public Library

GRPL is fun place to work that values life-long learning, the power of knowledge, community, free access, and diversity of perspective and experience.  
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Company Information

Grand Rapids Public Library, a department of the city of Grand Rapids, is comprised of the Main
Library and seven branches. Each year, GRPL serves over one million visitors and circulates over 1.5 million items, making it the largest and most used cultural organization in Grand Rapids.

The materials, programs, and services offered by the library are free and open to the public.

Mission
Inspiring opportunity, connection, and innovation.

Vision
Grand Rapids Public Library is key to a dynamic, creative, livable city where people come together to
learn and be heard.
GRPL has been providing access to information and diverse perspectives since 1871.
How many internships are you providing to the program?: 2
Placements require a financial obligation of $1,600 for each youth under 18 years old, and $2,000 for each intern 18 or older. Please indicate if you are a nonprofit organization and need wage assistance.: No
What transportation options for getting to and from work are available to you?: By Public Transport (Bus, Wheels to Work, or Bike/ Walk)
Public Transportation Supports: Proximity to bus line and details of which line/stop. Wheels to Work program participation and cost.: Bus stop immediately outside Main Library on Fountain. Another line at Fuller + Ransom
Is your organization a Minority Business Enterprise?: No
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.: Grand Rapids Public Library proudly promotes diversity and inclusion in employment, and strives to maintain a workplace culture where respect and positive recognition of differences are cultivated. Grand Rapids Public Library provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination of any type without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, height, weight, familial status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. GRPL will make reasonable accommodations for employees and job applicants with disabilities. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, transfer, training, promotion, discipline, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits as well as work-related events and activities. https://www.grpl.org/about/mission-vision-values/ https://www.grpl.org/uploads/about/GRPL-StrategicFramework-pages.pdf