Job Announcements


This page lists job announcements for librarians and support staff in Westchester County, Rockland County, Dutchess County, Connecticut, and New York City.

These listings are culled from the many job listservs that exist for librarians seeking employment.  We will strive to post as many appropriate positions as we can and will remove the postings once the position has been filled.  Job  announcements will be posted for six weeks unless a closing date is specified in the ad.




February 23rd
Library Director @ Croton Free Library, Croton-on-Hudson NY
The Croton Free Library seeks an innovative and energetic individual to lead a public library in the vibrant northern Westchester river town of Croton-on-Hudson.   Located 35 miles north of New York City on the Metro-North Rail line, Croton-on-Hudson is a village of approximately 8,000 residents, with a thriving artistic community, ample parks and open space. The library is central to the town’s life, with a loyal following of young parents, commuters, retirees, and an active K-12 student population.

The Croton Free Library, founded in 1937, serves as a vital link in the life of Croton-on-Hudson with a collection of over 80,000 items, a Maker Space, a community room, Children’s and Teen rooms and 4 full-time and 29 part-time dedicated staff members.  Its extensive event programming draws 11,000 participants annually. Croton Free Library is an Association library with a nine-member Board of Trustees providing governance. A member of the Westchester Library System, the Library has a 2016-2017 operating budget of $940,000.

The Director will manage library policies and budgets, implement library services, hire and supervise staff and volunteers, oversee the physical plant, and direct library management initiatives that will lead the Library into the future. The Director will work closely with the Board of Trustees maintaining open lines of communication and informing the Board of emerging developments in the field through participation in professional organizations, attendance at conferences, and knowledge of library literature and emerging library technologies.

Qualified applicants are required to have an MLS from an ALA accredited institution.  Applicants must demonstrate knowledge of library technology and possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.  Desired skills include:  a working knowledge of library administration and budget management; familiarity with facilities management, adult and children’s programming and collection development; demonstrated knowledge and interest in integrating library technologies and social media initiatives into a public library setting; ability to maintain cooperative and productive relationships with staff members, community groups, board members and volunteers, prospective donors and a diverse general public; and the ability to think strategically and proactively to achieve library goals and objectives

Salary competitive and benefits package included. Interested applicants should apply by March 15, 2017 by sending a detailed resume and cover letter to cfl.director.search@gmail.com.

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February 14th
Teen Services PT @ White Plains Public Library, White Plains NY
Be part of one of the most exciting teen libraries in New York!
 
The White Plains Public Library has a part-time opening in The Edge – the Library’s busy teen space and media lab. We are seeking individuals who love working with teens; have an interest in emerging technologies; maker activities; gaming; media production; or other teen-focused programming; reading and teen lit; and take pride in delivering great customer service.
 
This position is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate, or a current graduate student in library science or education, to gain experience working with teens in an innovative, forward-thinking library with state-of-the-art technology and a maker space. In addition, as part of the Library’s Youth Services Department, this position provides the opportunity to occasionally work within the Library’s wonderful children’s library, The Trove, providing services and programs to children and families.
 
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Providing customer service, reference and reader’s advisory in The Edge
Assisting teens with technology on Macs, PCs, other hardware, and various software
Helping to develop innovative and engaging programs for teens in The Edge
Shelving materials and clerical tasks as needed
 
Hours include afternoons, evening and weekends, including regular Saturday and Sunday shifts. Master’s Degree in Library Science is preferred, but not required. Salary based on qualifications and experience.
 
Please submit resume and references via email to Joshua Carlson, Manager of Youth Services, with the subject “Edge Part Time Opening”.
Joshua J. Carlson, Manager of Youth Services
White Plains Public Library
jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org
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February 11th
Instruction & Digital Services Librarian @ Metropolitan College of New York, NYC
Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), a non-profit, regionally accredited college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and located in Manhattan and in the Bronx, seeks a Instruction & Digital Services Librarian. The Librarian will be primarily responsible for maintaining, developing, expanding, promoting and assessing the digital face of the MCNY Library.  The Librarian will also be responsible for providing face to face and virtual reference services; conducting information literacy sessions; assisting with collection development and acquisitions; developing and maintaining online learning modules; and representing the library on college and university committees related to technology.   Additionally, the Digital Services Librarian will serve as a primary point person for the library at MCNY’s Bronx Extension Center (BEC).  At the BEC, the Librarian will provide Reference and Instruction services and will be responsible for helping to develop programing and the library’s print collection.  
 
Required qualifications include ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with 5 or more years of experience in an Academic Library; ability to work well in teams; demonstrated experience in addressing usability issues and implementing user-centered design in libraries.  The DSL must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with current and emerging web development technologies as they relate to digital library services, be proficient with Microsoft Office, and have familiarity with HTML, CSS, and databases. Must have experience providing Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Services.  Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours.
 
Preferred qualifications include experience in higher education experience; experience with OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services; content management systems, e.g., LibGuides, Drupal, Moodle; third-party discovery layers such as Summon, Primo, or EBSCO Discovery Service; integrated library systems, e.g., Sirsi, Koha, Innovative; virtual instruction software such as Captivate, Jing, Camtasia, LibWizard; scripting languages such as Javascript or PHP.
 
Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to boxhr@metropolitan.edu or mail to Department of Human Resources, Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY  10006.
 
For more information about MCNY please visit the College’s website at www.mcny.edu.
 
Position Reports To
Instruction & Director of Library Services
 
Location
New York, New York
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February 2nd
PT Children’s Librarian @ Larchmont Public Library, Larchmont NY
Would you like to join a children’s room staff that loves to do creative programming?  Does the idea of working in a great community that appreciates the library appeal to you? Our service-oriented library is looking for a knowledgeable and friendly person to provide reader’s advisory services to children and caregivers, execute children’s programs and help with collection development.
 
Hours: 15 hours per week.
 
Qualifications: Master’s degree in library or information science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association.  Must have a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.
 
Compensation:  $27.00-$30.00 starting salary rate.
 
To Apply:  Please send resume by February 17, 2017 to Rebecca Teglas, Head of Youth Services, rteglas@wlsmail.org
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January 27th
Project Archivist @ Metropolitan College of New York, NYC
This is a contract based position.  Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Project Archivist will develop and implement a comprehensive archival processing plan for the Audrey Cohen/MCNY Archive. Including but not limited to: arrangement; description; preservation; access; and security for paper, photographic, electronic and other record formats.
Work requires application of appropriate archival best practices and national standards.
 
Responsibilities:
    Establish priorities for processing tasks.
    Execute the approved processing plan, meeting processing goals and deadlines.
    Re-folder, re-house, and weed materials as needed.
    Create collection finding aid and other description applying archival descriptive standards.
    Identify records recommended for access restrictions.
    Identify records needing access copies.
    Identify records suitable for digitization or requiring reformatting.
    Identify potential exhibit material.
    Other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
    ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science or Equivalent.
    Coursework and/or training in archival theory and practice.
    2 to 3 years of demonstrated experience in all phases of processing archival records/collections including at least one large, complex record group or collection
    Demonstrated experience with application of archival theory, best practices and national standards that govern the arrangement and description of archival materials, including DACS and appropriate thesauri.
    Demonstrated experience with and working knowledge of archival best practices for all facets of archival processing.
    Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers including strong file management skills, software, and the World Wide Web.
    Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access or other productivity software.
    Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion.
    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    Ability to work collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
    Ability to handle boxes up to 40 pounds in weight and reach up or down to place or retrieve boxes on high and low shelving.
    Detail oriented.
 
Desirable Qualifications:
    Familiarity with the history of Education and Social Justice Movements in New York City
     Familiarity with an archival content management system, such as   Archivists’ Toolkit.
 
Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to kadler@mcny.edu
 
For more information about MCNY please visit the College’s website at www.mcny.edu.
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Digital Services Librarian @ Metropolitan College of New York, NYC
Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), a non-profit, regionally accredited college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and located in Manhattan and in the Bronx, seeks a Digital Services Librarian (DSL). The Librarian will be primarily responsible for maintaining, developing, expanding, promoting and assessing the digital face of the MCNY Library.  The DSL will also be responsible for providing face to face and virtual reference services; conducting information literacy sessions; assisting with collection development and acquisitions; developing and maintaining online learning modules; and representing the library on college and university committees related to technology.   Additionally, the Digital Services Librarian will serve as a primary point person for the library at MCNY’s Bronx Extension Center (BEC).  At the BEC, the Librarian will provide Reference and Instruction services and will be responsible for helping to develop programing and the library’s print collection.  
 
Required qualifications include ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with 5 or more years of experience in an Academic Library; ability to work well in teams; demonstrated experience in addressing usability issues and implementing user-centered design in libraries.  The DSL must demonstrate knowledge of and experience with current and emerging web development technologies as they relate to digital library services, be proficient with Microsoft Office, and have familiarity with HTML, CSS, and databases. Must have experience providing Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Services.  Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours.
 
Preferred qualifications include experience in higher education experience; experience with OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services; content management systems, e.g., LibGuides, Drupal, Moodle; third-party discovery layers such as Summon, Primo, or EBSCO Discovery Service; integrated library systems, e.g., Sirsi, Koha, Innovative; virtual instruction software such as Captivate, Jing, Camtasia, LibWizard; scripting languages such as Javascript or PHP.
 
Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to boxhr@metropolitan.edu or mail to Department of Human Resources, Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY  10006.
 
For more information about MCNY please visit the College’s website at www.mcny.edu.
 
Position Reports To
Director of Library Services
 
Location
New York, New York
 
Starts On
March 6, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
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Library Assistant @ Touro College, Brooklyn NY
Assist in the delivery of library services and programs, and daily maintenance operations.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILTIIES:
Provide reference and bibliographic services, including instruction and assistance in the use of library resources and services and direction in locating information and utilizing resources and services available on and off campus.
Participate in Library orientation and out-reach programs, including the presentation of workshops and seminars.
Supervise the daily operations of a library, including facilities and collection maintenance, materials receipt and reconciliation, and record keeping and tabulation.
Library Assistants must make every effort to make sure the library atmosphere should be one of cooperation, civility and collegiality.
Perform other duties as assigned and contribute to the overall efficiency of the library
 
Hours:
Sunday: 9:00 – 2:30
Monday – Thursday  —-1:30 – 9:30
 
Position Reports To
Salvatore Russo
 
Location
Touro College 1301 45th Street Brooklyn New York11219
 
Starts On
Feb. 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
 
Job Requirements
Experience
Some Library experience.
 
Skills
Strong customer service and organizational skills.
Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work.
 
Computer Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
 
Education Required
BA
 
Company Information
Touro College
43 West 23rd Street
New York New Yrok 10010
United States
 
Contact Information
Salvatore Russo
Phone: (212) 463-0400 ext. 5222
salvatore.russo@touro.edu
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Vice President of Programs and Services @ Queens Library, Jamaica NY
Queens Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York is known worldwide for creative public service, innovative library technology, diversity, outreach and dozens of “firsts” in the library world. We enrich lives. Queens Library’s circulation, attendance and other indicators consistently rank among the world’s highest. We serve a diverse urban community of 2.3 million from 65 library locations. In addition to serving its customers’ diverse interests and backgrounds, the Library contributes substantially to the quality of life and economic vitality of its neighborhoods. Queens Library is determined to continue setting the standard for proactive, customer-centered library services that respond to the current and future needs of its community.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Vice President of Programs and Services is responsible for conceiving, developing, implementing, managing, leading and improving library programs and special services system-wide.  Manages and coordinates the day to day operations of the Program and Services department including; New Americans Programs, Special Services, Government Grants, Job & Business Academy, Adult Learner Programs and age-level program coordination.  Motivates, coaches and mentors staff to deliver the products and services necessary to fulfill its mission.  Analyzes community information data to determine customer needs based upon demographic data and community needs.  Serves as the Library’s liaison to agencies and community based organizations to develop partnerships and funding opportunities that meet the needs of Library customers and the Queens communities.
 
Operational Administration
Conceives, develops, implements, leads and improves library programs and special services system-wide, including internal and external stakeholder development and coordination, to meet organizational strategic goals. Develops and manages multi-million dollar budgets from various funding sources; allocates resources in the most cost-effective manner to ensure maximum return on investment and to achieve quality customer service. Communicates and coordinates all activities with other departments as a member of the senior management team to achieve organizational goals.
 
Administration of Day-to-Day Activities
Supervises and coordinates managers and resources within the department, and effectively coordinates all activities with other departments to ensure effective delivery of quality programs and special services. Effectively manages performance and development of staff to maximize department efficiency.
Partnership Development and Management
Develops and builds library organizational partnerships with government agencies and community-based organizations that effectively support achieving organizational goals for the delivery of innovative, customer-focused, educational programs and services.
 
Staff Management and Professional Development
Recruits, trains and supervises a team of motivated professionals whose skills and interests are fully aligned with their job functions. Establishes reasonable performance goals. Identifies professional development needs of staff. Ensures all staff within the department receive timely performance reviews that are accurate and in accordance with the Library’s Performance Management procedures.  Ensures that performance documentation is maintained, up-to-date and accurate.
 
Grants Management
Based on programmatic needs and priorities, partners with the Queens Library Foundation to support the delivery and expansion of programs and special services.  Ensures compliance with all requirements for government grants secured. Performs other duties as required.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years in a leadership position in program development or related field required. Must have clear programmatic vision and strong leadership skills. Deep knowledge of the cultural landscape in Queens is highly desirable. Knowledge of, and experience with adult literacy programs a plus. Knowledge of public and private grants development and management is required.  Must have the ability to apply principles of leadership, analyze and interpret business information, formulate business strategies and plans, and problem solve at an advanced business level. Demonstrated ability to manage staff performance and resolve interpersonal and operational conflicts required.
 
To Apply:  Please email your resume and cover letter to: Execsearch@queenslibrary.org, and reference “Vice President of Programs and Services – External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.
 
The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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January 26th
Library Director IV @ Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley NY
 Finkelstein Memorial Library located in Rockland County, New York is seeking a Library Director IV
 
This is an administrative position responsible for directing a library that serves a diverse population.  The work involves carrying out policies which are determined by the Library Board of Trustees.
 
Typical Activities:
 Administers policies of the Board of Trustees;
 Prepares preliminary budget estimates and submits a tentative budget to the Board of Trustees;
 Plans new types of services;
 Represents the library at community and group meetings;
 Keeps informed of library related developments;
 Directs the maintenance of buildings and grounds;
 Recommends appointments, promotions and dismissals;
 Evaluates library services in relation to the changing needs of the diverse community.
 
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:
 Knowledge of library administration and modern principles of public library services; knowledge of library collections; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others; ability to get along with others; ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in writing; ability to motivate others and provide leadership; ability to carry out library policies; ability to participate effectively in cultural and intellectual activities of the community. Strong communication skills necessary.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
 Must have certification as a Public Librarian by the NY State Department of Education and
 Eight (8) years of professional library experience, four (4) years of which must have been in a public library of which two (2) years have been in an administrative capacity.
 Experience must have been attained after receipt of the certification; or receipt of a master degree from a library school recognized by the NY State Department of Education.
 
Salary is commensurate with education and experience
 **  35 hours per week**        ** Generous benefits package **
 
Please send letter of interest and resume by February 14, 2017  to:
 Debra Wicke – Head of Human Resources
 Finkelstein Memorial Library
 24 Chestnut Street
 Spring Valley, NY 10977    or via email:  dwicke@rcls.org
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Teen Services Internship – Summer 2017 @ Greenburgh Public Library, Elmsford NY
Greenburgh Public Library offers an exciting opportunity for a college or graduate student seeking an internship position during summer 2017. The library is currently accepting applications for an internship in the Teen Services Department. The intern will have the chance to gain a wide range of experiences in a busy public library while serving Greenburgh’s teen and tween population.
 
The intern will work closely with the Teen Services Librarian assisting with tasks including but not limited to: supervision and scheduling of teen volunteers, management of teen collections, readers advisory, community and media outreach, and assisting with the implementation and supervision of the library’s many teen events, as well as basic patron computer help.
 
Qualifications:
     An interest in teen  literature and events for teens.
    Computer skills are essential including Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and basic problem solving and tech support.
     Ability to accomplish multiple tasks on a number of concurrent projects.
    Candidates must have strong communication skills, be well organized, detail-oriented, and creative.
    Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher and WordPress is preferred.
 
Hours & Details:
Dates and times of the internship will be determined with the individual.
Afternoon availability is necessary, some evening and weekend hours also required.
This is an unpaid internship but a great opportunity to receive school credit and build your resume.
 
To Apply:
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with two letters of academic or professional reference to eanastasi@greenburghlibrary.org.
 
Deadline to Apply:
May 22, 2017
 
Please email your application materials to:
Liz Anastasi, Teen Services Librarian at eanastasi@greenburghlibrary.org
Greenburgh Public Library  
300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY 10523
http://GreenburghLibrary.org
 
For more information please contact Liz Anastasi at eanastasi@greenburghlibrary.org or 914-721-8192.
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January 6th
Librarian I @ White Plains Public Library
The White Plains Public Library has an opening for a Librarian I to provide public services to adults and help develop our marketing and communications.
 
In this position, you will provide reference and reader’s advisory services, instruction, assistance with technology, and plan and implement programs for adults. In addition, you will grow a public relations program to create positive relationships between the Library and its public; publicize library activities through social media platforms, a digital newsletter, and other channels; promote specific events; and nurture engagement between the Library and White Plains’ communities through marketing.
The successful candidate must be an excellent collaborator, as you will work with a range of colleagues as well as community members and staff from other organizations.  She or he must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, expertise with social media, be creative and enjoy working independently. Experience in public service, marketing or public relations is a plus. Finally, she or he needs to be outward looking, focused on the needs of White Plains.
 
Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.
 
The White Plains Public Library serves the community through one, 90,000-square-foot facility, located in downtown White Plains. The Library has undergone a renovation and rebirth in the last decade, beginning with the creation of the Trove, a library for children. In 2013 it opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The Hub for adults, with a Learning Commons as well as a café and bookstore, will open in fall, 2017. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2016 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items.
 
The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 55,000 residents, the City’s population expands to 200,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White
Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.
 
Starting Salary: $57,577
 
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in library or information science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.
Special Requirements: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.
 
The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
If interested, please email cover letter and resume by January 27, 2017 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put “Librarian Opening” in the subject line.
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