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Newburgh Free Library seeks an energetic, detail oriented, experienced leader to serve as Assistant Library Director II working closely with the Library Director and a dedicated staff, to create a dynamic 21st Century library in the heart of the city of Newburgh.
The Newburgh Free Library is actively engaged in exciting community collaborations, building renovation projects, innovative customer service, and opportunities for staff growth and development in a diverse, fast-growing, multi-cultural community. The Assistant Director will manage key aspects of personnel support and training, grant research and writing, daily operations and management, and work closely with the Director in policy development and planning.
This is a unique opportunity for a librarian interested in managing a community centered library and who enjoys working independently, managing efficiently, and impacting greatly.
This posting closes Wednesday October 6, 2021.
General Statement of Duties: Works together with other public service employees to provide quality information and customer services to customers of the Albany Public Library. Library employees may be assigned other duties in addition to direct public service.
Classification: Library Assistant Temporary
Job Description: Employees in this classification routinely participate in the following activities: assist customers using the public computers including routine computer usage and printing questions, provides directional assistance in the use of library facilities and collections, answers and directs telephone calls, reserves requested materials, and performs various stack maintenance tasks related to the collection. In addition to these routine activities, Library Assistants may also be involved with the promotion of library materials through displays, planning and conducting programs under the supervision of higher-level staff in the department, and providing instruction to the public in the use of library resources and other tasks of a similar nature as necessary. On the job training is provided under the supervision of higher-level staff.
Required Skills and Abilities: The ideal candidate for this position will bring a familiarity with adult fiction and nonfiction, popular culture and current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; aptitude for planning and conducting adult programming; an energetic approach to outreach to community organizations; enthusiasm, courtesy, and a sense of humor in communication with public and staff. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, particularly tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and coworkers, basic computer skills, a working knowledge of general library operations, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, flexibility in work schedule, a good sense of humor, and a positive work attitude. Ability to work as part of a team is a must.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credit hours.
Work Schedule: A combination of day, evening and weekend hours totaling 28 hours per week is required. This position covers a leave of absence projected from December 2021 - April 2022.
Supervisor: Head of East Branch Services
Salary: $19.11 per hour
Deadline: Until filled
Apply to: Send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references including email addresses:
Human Resources & Finance Manager
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.
The Scarsdale Public Library seeks a dynamic and inventive Marketing & Communications Librarian who is passionate about the role public libraries play in individual lives and the community. The successful candidate is a forward-looking, strategic thinker who is willing to take thoughtful risks and implement new ideas. He/she is aware of emerging trends in library services, works collaboratively, and is able to inspire and motivate library patrons and the Scarsdale community.
The Marketing and Communications Librarian focuses the Library’s communications efforts as a dedicated professional who provides content, manages communications channels and tools, and evaluates the efficacy of these efforts. They strive for interactive user engagement with library digital content and investigate and promote new methods and tools for presenting content to patrons both digitally and in print. This individual is instrumental in promoting the library’s rapidly increasing schedule of high-profile public programs.
The Scarsdale Public Library is a bustling and lively hub of a community that values education and supports its library. It is a leading public library in Westchester County, consistently at the top of annual statistical rankings for numbers of visitors, programs and circulation of its collections. It is a member of the Westchester Library System, a consortium of 38 member libraries. The Library recently completed a major physical transformation to create more welcoming, flexible spaces that will allow the staff to be more responsive to present and future community needs.
Responsibilities: This position is responsible for all library print and digital marketing & communications including the overall strategy for social platforms, email, website, press releases, etc. They manage day-to-day posting across all library social platforms, create content, collaborate across departments to promote key events and while maintaining a consistent library brand and voice and standard marketing principles. They compose a monthly report focused on marketing performance and summarize how analytics will guide future marketing initiatives. They keep informed of professional and technological developments through participation in professional organizations, workshops, continuing education courses and professional printed materials.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an ALA accredited Masters’ of Library Science and experience writing and designing communications for the web, social media and other digital platforms as well as in print. Desired qualifications include, but are not limited to: project management skills; strong computer and technology skills; excellent written communication skills; experience using Canva (or similar); knowledge of public library trends and issues as relates to Marketing & Communications, and ability to think creatively and critically about marketing and promoting the library. This position must work evenings and weekends when required.
Note: This position is subject to Westchester County Department of Civil Service approval.
Compensation: Competitive salary, with an attractive benefits package.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Catherine Callegari, Assistant Director of Patron Services, at email@example.com by October 18, 2021.
The Nanuet Public Library seeks substitute Librarians to join the Adult and Children's Departments. We take pride in our thoughtfully chosen collection, our friendly service, and our diverse programming and want the successful applicant to do the same. Responsibilities include reference and reader's advisory by phone, email, and in-person; helping patrons with computers/faxing/scanning; program registration; collection management; research guidance.
A Master's in Library Science (MLS) and a NYS Professional Librarian's Certificate or Provisional Certificate are required. Excellent customer service and communication skills necessary. Ability to help Library patrons with a variety of technology including e-mail, internet, Microsoft Office suite, eReaders, OverDrive, Libby, and other digital services. Familiarity with Workflows ILS is preferred.
How to apply: E-mail the following to Jessica Bowen, Library Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Putnam Valley Library, an association library serving a semi-rural community of 12,000 individuals inPutnam Valley, NY, seeks a creative and dynamic Library Director with a passion for community service to oversee all activities and operations of the library.
Staff and Operations:
Board of Trustees:
Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and experience in library administration.
Salary: $55K-$65K. Position includes some benefits, generous PTO and 12 paid holidays a year. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com
Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Our mission is to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of serving the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 66 locations.
Reporting to the Chief Librarian and Senior Vice President, the Director of Community Library Services develops and implements organizational library service goals to deliver quality public library services.
The schedule for this position will include evenings and Saturdays.
TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Director of Community Library Services - EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.
The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Gloversville Public Library is seeking applicants for the full-time/Librarian I position of Head of User Experience and Community Engagement. Located in Fulton County, at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the library serves the residents of the Gloversville Enlarged School District (population 19, 244). The library completed a $9.2 million renovation of its Beaux Arts Carnegie building in 2018.
The Head of User Experience and Community Engagement will understand and be able to articulate what a stellar library user experience should be, as well as have the ability to translate that knowledge into practice. Working both behind the scenes and on the front lines, this position bridges the gap between back-end operations and point-of-service implementation. As such, it requires a librarian who can both lead and learn, expanding our reach into the community, while strengthening our foundational core. This position plays a key role in helping the library fulfill its mission by ensuring a welcoming and equitable library experience for all and working to promote user-centered design of library tools, services, and spaces. This position will report to the Library Director and requires a leader who can exercise considerable independence of action and judgement.
Desired Skills and Experience:
35 hours per week; Some evening hours; Saturdays on rotation
Paid time off available on an annual basis; 100% medical insurance coverage after 3 months
$38,000 - $40,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Applicants must be able to follow the library’s COVID-19 health protocols, including being able to tolerate a face covering for the duration of time spent inside the facility.
Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2021. Interested individuals should email a resume and full cover letter to Library Director Valerie Acklin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Esopus Library is looking for a creative and motivated person to fill a part-time (25 hours/week) Adult and Teen Programming Coordinator position. The Adult and Teen Programming Coordinator is primarily responsible for planning, marketing, conducting, and facilitating programs for patrons ages 13 – up. The incumbent will coordinate adult events and workshop series, as well as overseeing our ongoing weekly and monthly adult programs. Programs include, but are not limited to, book talks, art and craft classes, history lectures, music, dancing and exercise groups. Our adult programming is vital and diverse, responsive to patrons’ stated needs and preferences. The person in this position will have frequent interaction with the public, requiring a pleasant demeanor and a willingness to engage in conversation. An ability to interact and negotiate with potential presenters and performers is required.
The Adult and Teen Programmer must be technology savvy, and willing to learn and adapt to new and changing technologies. The incumbent will offer innovative Teen programs, and approach Teen sessions with significant energy. This person will also initiate a Teen Volunteer program, collaborating with the Children’s Programmer to create fun and educational volunteer opportunities. They must exhibit flexibility, an attention to detail, and a willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment.
The work schedule will be changeable, in order to fulfill all responsibilities of the position. Work hours are predominately afternoons and evenings, and may include Weekends. The incumbent will spend some time at the circulation desk, and will help patrons locate information and items from the collection. They will help patrons with the use of the computers and computer programs. Schedules may change as staffing needs arise.
The Adult and Teen Programmer promotes programs via social media, e-newsletter, websites, email, fliers, and off-site visits to community groups and schools. Detailed records must be kept pertaining to agreements with presenters and performers, as well as for the assessment of programs. This person must be able to work independently, as well as a part of a team. They must be willing to share in some of the more mundane tasks associated with running a library.
This person must be people-oriented, and be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships. They must communicate effectively in both oral and written form with customers and staff, and demonstrate skills in public speaking. The Programmer will engage community partners in activities at the library and in the community.
This is a provisional Civil Service position, and the candidate must meet minimum qualifications. Education and experience requirements: 1) A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Library Science, English or Communications or closely related field and one year of experience in a library setting or performing duties related to the oversight, coordination and administration of programs for adults and/or teenagers, or 2) An Associates Degree in Education, Library Science, English or Communications or closely related field and 3 years of experience as described in #1, or 3) Graduation from high school and 5 years of experience, as described in #1, or 4) An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated above.
The salary begins at $15.84 per hour, and includes benefits. Please send a meaningful cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Director, Town of Esopus Library, PO Box 1167, Port Ewen, NY 12466, or email: email@example.com. This position is open until filled.
Dominican College, located in Rockland County, 20 miles north of New York City, seeks an enthusiastic candidate with a strong orientation toward user-centered service to fill the role of Assistant Librarian for Technical Services.
Reporting to the College's Head Librarian, the Assistant Librarian manages electronic resources and the integrated library system, catalogs library materials in all formats, coordinates all interlibrary loan requests and assists with reference questions. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:
Hours: During the Academic Semesters: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm; hours may vary during exam periods.
Requirements: The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree. This individual should have excellent communication, interpersonal and technology skills. Must demonstrate a learner-centered approach to assisting library users. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, OCLC, MARC, RDA for cataloging. Familiarity with ILLiad and DOCLINE. Experience managing an integrated library system and Discovery layer like Ebsco’s EDS. A commitment to developing and maintaining familiarity with current and emerging trends in technical services is essential. Two years of experience, preferably in an academic library and experience in technical services or electronic resource services preferred.
Dominican College is located in Orangeburg, New York approximately 20 miles north of New York City. We are a private institution with approximately 2,000 students and 400 faculty and staff. Our heritage stresses the humanistic value of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement, all in the service of preparing students to reach their potential as responsible citizens who enrich the world in which we live.
Qualified candidates should email their cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 4, 2021.
Middletown Thrall Library is seeking a part –time Librarian I to work approximately 20 hours per week providing reference services to the community in our youth services department.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must be in possession of a Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited M.L.S. or M.S.I. S. program and a NYS Professional Librarian’s Certificate.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have the ability to work a varied schedule to include morning, afternoon, evening and weekend (Saturday) shifts. Applicants must possess strong customer service and technology skills. Knowledge of Sirsi-Dynix Symphony and Spanish language fluency a plus.
COVID-19: Applicants must be willing to follow all of the Library’s COVID-19 health protocols including wearing of proper face covering, maintaining social distancing, and maintaining hand hygiene through the use of gloves, hand sanitizer and frequent hand washing. Daily temperature monitoring and the completion of a daily health questionnaire also required. Applicants must also be willing to participate in sanitizing patron and staff workstations through the use of UV light wands and sanitizing wipes
COMPENSATION: $25.00 per hour (non-negotiable)
Interested applicants please send cover letter electronically to Matt Pfisterer, Library Director at email@example.com. No phone calls or paper replies please.
Hunter College High School, a grade 7-12 school for intellectually gifted students, seeks a part-time Library Assistant for the 2021-2022 school year. The Library Assistant is responsible for library circulation, the supervision of students, shelving, and some clerical duties. They will work collaboratively with the librarian, teachers, administrators. The job pays $15.61/hour for approximately 20-25 hours/week. Some health benefits after 90 days. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and before October 1, 2021.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $15.61 per hour