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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

City Librarian @ Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport CT

Be part of a thriving, multicultural City as the next City Librarian of the Bridgeport Public Library. The Library serves 145,000 residents in the largest municipality in Connecticut, with five locations, a dedicated staff and a $7.8 million annual operating budget. The nine-member governing Board of Directors supports a successful candidate who will work well with the Library Board, staff, and community stakeholders to develop and implement a 21st century approach to the delivery of library services.

Bridgeport, historically known as the “Park City,” is located on the northern shore of Long Island Sound approximately sixty miles northeast of New York City. Bridgeport neighborhoods, including the developing mixed-use downtown, are the heart of the City and community life. For more information on Bridgeport Public Library and Bridgeport, visit Bridgeport Links.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible administrative library experience including a minimum of three years management experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications ability; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to diverse communities; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Proven success working effectively with a policy-making board, unions, facilities, and experience working in a municipal environment is necessary.

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Bridgeport Public Library Board of Directors, the City Librarian develops, administers and coordinates the work of the Library and the staff. Key areas include (1) sound fiscal management; (2) personnel management and staff development; (3) facilities management; (4) outreach to community stakeholders; and (5) marketing the Library to its constituencies. For the complete position description, visit City Librarian Description.

Compensation. A starting salary range of $115,000-$135,000 (with final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and a competitive fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Dan Bradbury, Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradbury. The position closes April 4, 2018.

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February 21st

Part-Time Evening and Weekend Librarian @ St Joseph’s College, Brooklyn NY

St. Joseph’s College seeks a part-time evening and weekend librarian for the McEntegart Library on the Brooklyn Campus, located in the historic neighborhood of Clinton Hill. Successful candidates will provide reference services to students, faculty, and staff (in person and via phone, e-mail, and chat), library instructional services in a classroom setting in support of the academic curriculum, and academic support including bibliography preparation, subject guide maintenance, display rotation, and other duties in keeping with an academic library serving traditional and non-traditional students. It is essential to be committed to working collaboratively as well as independently. Specific responsibilities of successful candidates will be refined by the Executive Director of Libraries after hire, building on strengths and interests and the evolving needs of the library.

REQUIRED:

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution
Experience in providing reference and information services in person and remotely
Professional-level proficiency in database searching and technology skills
Demonstrated ability to teach students at the post-secondary level
Availability for Wednesday 4-9pm, Thursday 4-9 pm and Saturday 9am-5pm
References from professional librarians or library school faculty

DESIRED:

Experience with LibGuide software and a learning management system (Canvas, etc.)
Ability to create online tutorials for campus-based and distance education students
Experience with a library ILS, especially WMS Discovery
Ability to use social media to promote library collections and services
Experience assisting non-native speakers of English
Supervisory experience

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send resume/CV and cover letter addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Pollicino Murphy, Executive Director of Libraries and Lauren Kehoe, Associate Director of McEntegart Hall library, at lkehoe@sjcny.edu (SUBJECT LINE: Part-time Librarian). Only electronic submissions will be accepted; no phone inquiries or hard copy materials.

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February 15th

Library Director @ The Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Briarcliff Manor NY

The Briarcliff Manor Public Library, Briarcliff Manor, New York, seeks a strong, collaborative and enthusiastic
leader to become Library Director.

Job Description:
* BMPL is part of the Westchester Library System and this position works with a nine-member Board of Trustees,
the Village Manager and “Friends of the Library” fundraising arm.
* Located ~30 miles from NYC, BMPL is a village library serving a suburban community of approximately 8,000,
with an annual circulation in excess of 80,000 items and an annual budget of approximately $660,000.

QUALIFICATIONS:
* Candidates must have an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 5 years of responsible
library experience, and at least 3 in an administrative or programming capacity
* Candidates should be fully familiar with, and have the ability to adapt to emerging technologies and current
trends in public library service, and have experience in grant writing, long range planning, building projects,
training, contingency planning and fundraising
* The successful candidate will be a hands-on administrator of operations and a skilled manager of staff,
budget, programs, collections, facilities and be able to manage multiple project timelines
* Candidates should have an entrepreneurial spirit, with a focus on ideating new programs, services and clubs that
will best suit the interests of the community and add to our already extensive programs list.
* Candidates should have public relations talent, including the ability to forge strong community partnerships, a
positive customer service orientation, and excellent collaborative skills, with the ability to work effectively with
board, staff in a collegial setting, village and town officials and community organizations
* Candidate should be able to work with Library Board to oversee the use of historical library space, and work
with other village departments on collaborative use of new community center space

COMPENSATION:
The starting salary is competitive ($65,000 – $75,000), commensurate with experience, and the benefits package
is generous.

Please send a cover letter and resume by March 2, 2018 to:
pzegarelli@briarcliffmanor.org OR
Philip E. Zegarelli
Briarcliff Village Manager
1111 Pleasantville Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510
914.944.2782

Note that this is a Civil Service appointment and the candidate must be able to obtain placement on the Westchester County Civil Service list for Library Director I.

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February 12th

Senior Program Officer @ Astor Center for Public School Libraries, NYC

https://newvisions.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2276&site=7

For questions, please email Russell West, Deputy Director of Instruction at New Visions: Rwest@newvisions.org

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February 9th

Scholarly Communication and Distance Learning Librarian @ Fordham University (Lincoln Center Campus, Quinn Library), NYC

Position: A03070
TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Scholarly Communication and Distance Learning Librarian
DEPARTMENT: Quinn Library, Lincoln Center Campus

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to the Library Director and Head of Access, Information and Collection Services and Operations.
Leads Library efforts to explore alternative means of assessing and delivering the university’s scholarly output and impact; increase recognition of Fordham research; expand awareness and acceptance of open access universally and open educational resources on campus.
Initiates and supports digital scholarship across all disciplines; strengthens author/faculty rights; and supports digital data services, conducts outreach, development and coordination of both faculty and student e- journal publications.
Serves as conduit for updating Fordham’s scholar community on national and international trends, legislation, changes in intellectual property rights, commercial and academic publishing practices, and information technology.
Monitors Copyright compliance on scholarly communication projects and venues sponsored by the Fordham University Libraries and published via the Digital Repository BePress Digital Commons platform.
Oversees library resources and services specific to distance learning, including the selection of e-resources and development of new services as required by new or changing academic programs.
Develops and maintains user guides for distance learning students and faculty, partners with all departments initiating distance learning programs coordinating access to library resources and develops support infrastructure and required programs.
Provides one-on-one reference service to students and faculty assisting with research across all disciplines taught at the university.
Develops and teaches bibliographic instruction classes, often customized for specialized subject research.
Takes part in Information Literacy initiatives requiring research, implementation, and assessment.
Conducts student orientation sessions and tours which highlight library services and facilities.
Joins co-workers in monitoring virtual reference, chat service, and text reference service.
Develops and manages assigned Research Guides surveying and updating subject information on a continual basis.
Participates in outreach projects involving a variety of university wide and professional constituencies.
Responsible for, along with colleagues, facets of collection development, which include the continual refreshing (weeding) of the print collection, and assisting with assessing digital content to meet the instructional and research priorities for all faculty departments.
Takes part in library efforts related to research and writing grant proposals, coordinating these efforts with university departmental partners or outside institutions.
Initiates and coordinates library staff research and publication oriented projects designed to coach and support colleague’s professional development and establish Fordham Library as a contributor to the field of academic librarianship.
Supervises student-worker staff and collaborates with Support Staff colleagues on a variety of library projects.
Leads library staff efforts to initiate new instructional venues – Video BI, MOOCS, Distance Learning reference support etc.
Contributes to various reports, collecting data, and analyzing service and user trends.
Liaison with academic departments, university administration, student groups, and outside groups to promote library services and visibility throughout academia.
Initiate and innovate, applying new approaches of traditional and technological means to advance academic librarianship to the university community.

QUALIFICATIONS:

ALA accredited M.LS; preferred at least three years’ experience as a professional librarian providing reference and instructional services in an academic library. Subject Masters in relevant field preferred.
Proven track record in successful grant writing for library initiatives, scholarly publication credits, and editorial experience with academic e-journals, and digital repository recruitment – both participants and research content, and experience providing reference and publication services in a digital and Web environment for students, faculty, and library colleagues; experience in collection development; knowledge of current technologies and their applications in an academic setting
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and library staff; excellent communication skills – both spoken and written; ability to adapt to shifting needs and priorities; a strong commitment to public and inter-departmental service. Willingness to perform assignments at all Fordham campuses required. Knowledge of and practical experience in field related to academic publishing a plus. Project management experience very desirable.

SALARY: Commensurate with Experience
HOURS: Flexible (includes evenings and weekends)
START DATE: ASAP
Submit letter and resume to: Nick Alongi, Head of Access, Information and Collection Services, and Library Operations nalongi@fordham.edu

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.
Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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February 8th

Director of Children, Youth & Family Programs @ Queens Public Library, NYC

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Children, Youth & Family Programs is responsible for conceiving, developing, implementing, managing, leading, and improving library system-wide programs and special services dedicated to customers ages 0-21. Analyzes community information to determine best resource allocation based on demographic data and community needs. Identifies and builds in evaluation methods designed to measure performance and attain objectives.

Portfolio will include managing and coordinating the day to day operations of Early Learning, Children’s Services, Teen and Afterschool Services. Motivates, coaches, and mentors staff, including librarians, to deliver the best customer experience for youth and families in order to fulfill the mission of the Queens Library.
· Serves as the Library’s liaison to children and youth-serving agencies and community based organizations. Develops partnerships and funding opportunities to meet the needs of Library customers and the Queens community. Encourages Library participation in public policy initiatives related to youth and families. Supervises and coordinates managers and resources within the department, and successfully directs all activities with other departments, to ensure effective delivery of quality programs and special services.
· 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.
· Conceives, develops, implements, leads, and improves children and youth programming and special services system-wide, including internal and external stakeholder development and coordination, and building in evaluative tools to meet organizational strategic goals.
· Develops and builds external 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.
· Based on programmatic needs and priorities, assists with and secures grant funding to support the delivery and expansion of programs and special services.
· Ensures compliance with all requirements for private and government grants secured.
· Manages and evaluates staff through regular performance reviews, coaching, mentoring, and support.
· Encourages the continuous professional development of staff and conducts regularly scheduled performance management plans.
· Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
· Bachelor’s Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Museum Studies, or Master’s Degree in Education, Curriculum Development, ALA accredited Master’s in Library Science, or related field preferred.
· Five years of managerial experience with programs serving children and/or youth populations required.
· Proficient knowledge of youth development and experience designing and implementing new programming a plus.
· Knowledge of public and private grants development and management is required.
· Significant experience in planning, administration, and supervision required.
· Knowledge of program evaluation methods and processes required.
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a highly-collaborative team within the organization and build positive rapport required.
· Ability to plan, organize work as well as maintain records, analyze data and prepare reports required.
· Ability to work independently with little supervision required.
· Ability to maintain confidential information required.
· Ability to develop short and long-term plans and goals and to evaluate work accomplishments required.
· Must be self-motivated and able to work efficiently and effectively in a fast paced environment.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
· Advanced computer proficiency, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and demonstrated experience with client data collection software packages, local area networks, and the Internet required.
· Demonstrated experience marketing social services programs through printed outreach, door to door solicitation, stakeholder development, and community events required.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:
Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library is a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.
Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Director of Children, Youth & Family Programs – EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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PT Reference Librarian @ East Fishkill Public Library District, Hopewell Junction NY

The East Fishkill Public Library District has an opening for a part-time Reference Librarian. Must have MLS and be certified in NYS. Pays $21 per hour.
· 15 hours per week including weekend rotation hours plus subbing as needed
· Familiarity with social media, library databases, Sierra and library applications
· Team player, work independently, know how to juggle busy reference desk
· Good verbal and written communication skills
· Comfortable working with people of all ages and abilities
· Requires fluency with social media and basic computer applications
· Ability to work independently

Send resume / questions to Cindy Dubinski, Adult Services Librarian dubinski@eflibrary.org

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February 1st

Head of Youth Services @ Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie NY

The Library District seeks an individual to lead an active and engaged department that focuses on children and teens. This position is part of the Library District’s management team and is responsible for overall planning and implementation of programs and services to patrons through high school as well as participation in Library District outreach and engagement activities. The selected candidate should have the ability to work a flexible 35-hours per week schedule to potentially include occasional early mornings along with weekly rotating evenings and weekends.

Qualifications: Candidates must meet minimum qualifications for a Librarian III which includes:
· ALA MLS recognized by the NYS Department of Education,
· Minimum of four (4) years professional library experience,
· Eligibility for a NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application for appointment; possession of certificate at time of appointment, and
· Ability to work a flexible schedule to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends

This is a Civil Service appointment, requiring the candidate to be reachable on the Librarian III Certification of Eligibles list as established by the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics: In addition to the above minimum qualifications, the Library District seeks an individual with the following attributes:
· Demonstrated record of success serving younger patrons,
· A desire for civic engagement with the local community and a passion to bring the Library District’s mission and vision outside the building and to the community at large,
· Leadership and a willingness to actively participate in the Library District’s management team,
· Willingness to participate in state and national library organizations,
· Ability to effectively use library data to analyze Library District operations to effect positive change, as needed,
· Willingness to work with the Library Director in the development of Library District policies and procedures as well as service plan implementation, and
· Ability to represent the Library District at local events.

About the Poughkeepsie Public Library District: The Library District (www.poklib.org) is an independent special library district serving the residents and businesses of the City and Town of Poughkeepsie with a chartered population of 75,000 and an annual budget of $8.1 million. Having recently completed a $22 million capital improvement plan, the organizational focus will now shift to ongoing service evaluation and development as well as continued community engagement.

Compensation: This is a Civil Service appointment represented by CSEA. Minimum salary upon appointment will be $59,875 (Step 1) but could vary depending on experience and qualifications. 35 hour work week. Standard benefit package applies including medical and NYS Retirement System pension plan. Other benefits may be elected. Standard leave package applies.

To Apply: Interest candidates should apply with cover letter and resume via email to Library Director Tom Lawrence at tlawrence@poklib.org. All applications will kept confidential. References will be requested of finalists, only.

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January 30th

General Librarian @ Queens Library, NYC

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community.
Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building.
Provides reference and readers’ advisory services. Publicizes, plans and conducts programs.
Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources. Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet. Recommends and refers customers to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library.
Performs collection development with an emphasis on developing quality materials including selecting and ordering materials. Monitors the public service floor.
Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. Assists in maintaining a pleasant, inviting and safe environment. Approves acceptance of gifts. Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition, and other criteria. Maintains reference and circulation materials.
Performs outreach to community organizations informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Creates opportunities for adults to contribute to the library through venues such as volunteering, social media postings, blogs, book clubs, etc.
May perform one or more of the following duties: investigates technologies that will improve services; creates, develops, maintains, or contributes to the community library web page and social media; supervises hourly rate employees and volunteers; compiles bibliographies and/or develops library user guides.
Performs other duties as required.

The schedule for this position will include Saturdays and evenings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.
Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously.
Must have performance evaluation of standard or above in public service positions.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:
Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

What we offer: Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful. Find out more at www.queenslibrary.org/careers.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “General Librarian – EXT” in the subject line of the email. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Part-Time Outreach Archivist @ Brooklyn Public Library, NYC

Brooklyn Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to serve as Outreach Archivist for the Greenpoint Oral History and Community Scanning Project. The Outreach Archivist will conduct six (6) community events in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn over the months of April 2018 – March 2019 to provide on-site digitization service and oral history recording for members of the community who want to share their personal artifacts and stories. The project is funded by a grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

Complete details may be found at:
https://careers-bklynlibrary.icims.com/jobs/1621/outreach-archivist-%28part-time%29/job

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Director, Community Library Services @ Queens Library, NYC

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the library services management team, the Director of Community Library Services develops and implements organizational library service goals to deliver quality public library services.
· Directly carries organizational program/service goals and initiatives for implementation to approximately 20 community libraries.
· Directly carries individual community library needs to support services departments.
· Sets specific, measurable, achievable, results-oriented, and time bound service and program goals unique to each individual library assigned, within a framework of organizational goals and objectives.
· Leads, coaches, supervises, and manages performance for approximately 20 community library managers.
· Ensures Community Library Managers meet agreed performance targets in all areas, including customer service quality, collection development, and overall operations.
· Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and continuously improves the individual effectiveness of services and programs for each of approximately 20 community libraries.
· Oversees the use and allocation of personnel and other resources.
· Directs the professional development, evaluation and use of staff and other resources to ensure that customers receive high-quality and responsive customer service.
· Ensures effective communication and collaboration between community library staff and all other library departments, as well as with customers and community agencies and groups.
· At least 50% of time will be spent in the field.
· Performs other duties as required.

The schedule for this position will include evenings and Saturdays.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
· Requires an ALA accredited Master’s degree and a New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate.
· A minimum of five years of library management experience required.
· At least two years of experience with responsibility for multiple public libraries highly preferred.
· Experience in a large library system, consortium or state library preferred.
· Demonstrated experience in collection development.
· Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, exceptional interpersonal skills and creative problem solving ability.
· Must have the ability to lead by example, inspire staff and promote enthusiastic teamwork.
· Must possess a clean and valid driver’s license.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:
Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library is a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Director Community Library 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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