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.




March 21st
Librarian I @ White Plains Public Library, White Plains NY – Search Reopened
The White Plains Public Library has a great story to tell. Come and help us share it!
 
We have an opening for a Librarian I to help develop our marketing and communications and provide public services to adults.
In this position, you will grow a public relations program to create positive relationships between the Library and its public; market 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. You will also provide reference and reader’s advisory services, instruction, assistance with technology, and plan and implement programs.
 
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 marketing or public relations is a plus.
 
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 people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a 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: $53,689 to $55,311 depending on experience; excellent benefits
 
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 April 7, 2017 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put “Librarian Opening” in the subject line.
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March 20th
Youth Services Librarian @ Nyack Library, Nyack NY
Full-Time Position Available
Youth Services Librarian
The Nyack Library is seeking an energetic Children’s Librarian for a full time position with possible hours in our Teen Room. This position is for a 35 hour work week, including Saturdays and evenings as required.
 
Education and Experience
· An MLIS degree from an accredited University
· A NY State Public Librarian’s Certificate
· Experience working with both children and teens
· Knowledge of SirsiDynix Symphony/Workflows, Microsoft Office Suite and Canva a plusSkills and Abilities
· Provides direct assistance to patrons of all ages seeking information, guidance, and reader’s advisory
· Requires a good knowledge of children’s and young adult literature
· Requires an understanding of early literacy concepts
· Must be able to create and execute engaging programs for children and teens
· Must possess excellent communication skills to successfully engage with children, teens and adults of various age levels and ethnicities
· Ability to provide basic homework assistance to students as needed
· Must possess strong computer skills with the ability to use and demonstrate a variety of electronic and digital devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads and printers
· Under the direct supervision of the Head of Youth Services will maintain certain sections of the Children’s Room materials collection including selection and weeding
· Enforces library rules and regulations to maintain a calm and pleasant room atmosphere
· Performs additional duties as required
· Reports directly to the Head of Youth Services

Salary:
Commensurate with experience
Vacation, holiday, medical, dental and NY State Retirement
Please send application and resume to Anne Shaw at ashaw@nyacklibrary.org by Friday, April 7, 2017.

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Youth Services Librarian @ Nyack Library, Nyack NY
 The Nyack Library is seeking a qualified Teen/ Children’s Librarian who will spend time in both our Teen Room and our Children’s Room. This position is for a 35 hour work week, including Saturdays and evenings as required.
 
Education and Experience
· An MLIS degree from an accredited University
· A NY State Public Librarian’s Certificate
· Experience working with both teens and children
· Knowledge of SirsiDynix Symphony/Workflows, Microsoft Office Suite and Canva a plusSkills and Abilities
· Provides direct assistance to patrons of all ages seeking information, guidance, and reader’s advisory
· Coordinates the general operations of the Teen Room under the supervision of the Head of Youth Services
· Possesses sufficient knowledge of YA literature and materials to develop and maintain the collection according to assigned responsibilities and budget
· Must be able to create and execute engaging programs for both teens and children, including the Teen Summer Reading Program
· Must possess excellent communication skills to successfully engage with children, teens and adults of various age levels and ethnicities
· Must possess strong computer skills with the ability to use and demonstrate a variety of electronic and digital devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads and printers
· Enforces library rules and regulations to maintain a calm and pleasant room atmosphere
· Works closely with the school librarians from the Nyack Middle and High Schools and provides outreach to both schools
· Creates attractive print and electronic flyers for publicity and outreach
· Performs additional duties as required
· Reports directly to the Head of Youth ServicesSalary:
Commensurate with experience
Vacation, holiday, medical, dental and NY State Retirement
Please send application and resume to Anne Shaw at ashaw@nyacklibrary.org
by Monday, April 10, 2017.

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Weekend and Substitution Circulation Clerk @ Lewisboro Library, South Salem NY
The Lewisboro Library is seeking a part-time circulation clerk for approximately 10 hours per week.  
Hours will increase in the summer months.
1 to 2 weekends per month required plus some weekday hours.
Hourly rate based on experience and qualifications.Circulation desk duties include checking in and out library materials, registering library cards, accepting fines, shelving library materials, maintaining the hold shelf, etc.
Other clerical duties and projects as assigned.Skills/Requirements:
§    Excellent customer service skills
§    Basic knowledge computers
§    Dependable
§    Attention to detail
§    Friendly team-player
§    Punctual
§    Knowledge of SIRSI circulation system a plusContact: Cindy Rubino, Library Director
Lewisboro Library
P.O. Box 477
15 Main Street
South Salem, New York 10590
(914) 875-9004
crubino@wlsmail.org
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March 17th
Children’s Program Coordinator  @ Pawling Library, Pawling NY
The Pawling Library is seeking a Full Time Children’s Program Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs and services that target children between birth and grade four. We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and innovation to the Pawling Free Library’s programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for children and a willingness to foster partnerships with outside organizations in providing services to the children of Pawling. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to children and parents.

Responsibilities include:
·         Planning and coordinating Children’s Programs.
·         Overseeing staff in absence of library director and manager.
·         Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children’s programs.
·         Coordinating outreach efforts.
·         Seeking alternative funding for children’s programs (i.e. grants and sponsorship).
·         Maintaining a children’s program budget.
·         Coordinating children’s program volunteers and program support employees.
·         Providing statistical information for the director’s monthly report.
·         Advising the library administration on library services.
·         Assisting in collection development.
·         Providing reference, readers advisory and circulation services when needed.

Minimum Requirements:
·         Commitment to creative and effective children’s programming.
·         Interest in current books and materials of interest to children.
·         A high degree of comfort with technology.
·         Ability to provide reference service and/or guide children toward developmentally appropriate materials.
·         Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.
Early childhood education experience a plus.
Occasional evenings and regular weekends will be required.

Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week

Pay: $37,000 – $40,000, depending on qualifications

Benefits: Paid time off available on an annual basis after six months. Health and dental insurance available after three months.

Instructions to Applicants
Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library’s website will be considered.

Brian Avery
Director, Pawling Library
11 Broad St. Pawling, NY 12564
845-855-3444
www.pawlinglibrary.org

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Children’s Librarian PT @ Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose NY
PART-TIME
MLS or MLS Candidate
Hours:
Wednesday Evenings 5 pm- 8 pm
Saturdays 9am-5pm
 Sundays 1pm-5pm (Sept-June)
Needed 2 full weekend per month
Substitute on weekdaysSalary commensurate with experienceContact:
Jill Davis
Hendrick Hudson Free Library
jdavis@wlsmail.org or 914 739 5654 x312
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March 10th
Archivist @ Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll NY

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers – also known as the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Inc. – was founded in 1911 with the support of the Bishops of the United States to be the overseas mission outreach of the Catholic Church in the United States.   We continue as a missionary Society within the Catholic Church of the United States as we give thanks for the past 100 years of offering the Gospel throughout the world. We do so by living side-by-side with the poor and powerless, combating poverty, providing healthcare, building communities and advancing peace and social justice throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America.  In the United States, we support the ongoing education and formation of our priests and Brothers, as well as our candidates for the Maryknoll priesthood and Brotherhood; we also thank and inspire members of our sending Church in the USA to enjoy the universal call to mission received at baptism.

For more information visit: www.maryknollsociety.org

The Maryknoll Mission Archives seeks a creative and professional Archivist to be responsible for maintaining various aspects of Maryknoll materials in the Archives, including appraising and accessioning new materials, arrangement and description of collections, identification of preservation issues, assisting visiting researchers, responding to queries of offsite patrons, and conducting outreach activities (exhibits, tours, newsletter articles) to promote interest in the history and legacy of  the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters Congregation and Maryknoll Lay Missioners.

EDUCATION:
ALA-accredited MLS or MA in History with Archives Concentration.

QUALIFICATIONS include 2-3 years previous experience with:
    Knowledge of archival theory and practice, with processing experience;
    Knowledge of computer applications in archives;
    Experience with Microsoft Access, other databases, content management programs and updating web content;
    Strong organizational, analytical, written and interpersonal skills;
    Ability to handle multiple tasks;
    Can work independently and as a team member;
    Detail-oriented;
    Knowledge of Catholic Church history and global issues an asset.

We offer an outstanding work environment, opportunities for career development and competitive benefits. EOE. Interested and qualified applicants should forward their resume to:

Human Resources Department
Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers
PO Box 302-ARCH
Maryknoll, NY 10545
Email: HR@maryknoll.org
Fax: 914-944-3617

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March 9th
Scholarly Communication and Data Curation Librarian/Assistant Professor @ St John’s University Libraries, Queens NY
 
The St. John’s University Libraries seeks applications from innovative candidates to act as its Scholarly Communication and Data Curation Librarian.  Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Scholarly Communication and Data Curation Librarian will support scholarly communication and data curation endeavors of faculty, researchers, students, staff, and librarians working locally and globally. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting library-led initiatives including the development and management of an institutional repository and development and implementation of an electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) program. The Librarian will provide leadership in the area of data curation on behalf of the Libraries and work with faculty researchers to identify, recruit, ingest and deposit data in the library’s digital repository. The successful candidate will play a significant role in outreach to the research community to deposit data in the digital repository and the creation of training programs, help guides and web resources to support this effort. The Librarian will also be responsible for providing leadership in areas related to digital publishing, copyright, intellectual property, open access, open education and other emerging trends in digital scholarship. The individual will monitor trends and developments in scholarly communication and act as a liaison to national efforts in the area (such as SPARC and HathiTrust). The incumbent will also develop outreach and educational programs that promote scholarly communication in furtherance of both the University and Libraries mission. This tenure track faculty position requires self-motivated and continual learning, professional development, and application of additional expertise in these and related areas.
 

The St. John’s University Libraries is committed to teaching and learning and provides content-based information resources, instructional services, and other support in the most effective formats for University programs and student and faculty research. The Libraries provide the foundation for the University’s mission of academic excellence and lifelong learning. St. John’s University is one of America ‘s leading metropolitan Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse community, and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John’s has distinguished itself by giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving lasting success – personally, professionally and spiritually. Our students can study at any of our three NYC locations (Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan), and also at our international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France, with other study abroad locations around the world.

Primary Responsibilities:
    Manage the implementation, promotion and use of the St. John’s University institutional repository (Digital Commons).
    Develop policies, programs and practices supporting electronic publishing, the institutional repository, e-portfolios, and electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
    Monitor scholarly communication trends and developments and serve as liaison to national efforts in this area.
    Provide University faculty, students, staff, researchers and librarians with guidance and resources concerning copyright, fair use, open access (OA) and open educational resources (OER).
    Provide guidance on appropriate metadata standards and quality to improve discoverability of repository content.
    Work collaboratively with all stakeholders to raise awareness of and participation in digital initiatives, as well as coordinate training and marketing for such initiatives.
    Act as the point person for the data curation efforts.
    Design and implement policies, workflows and technical processes involved in managing the lifecycle of digital datasets.
    Provide guidance and instruction on discovery, acquisition and use of research data in the public domain.
    Provide research assistance, reference, and instruction.
    Serve on University and Library committees.

Secondary Responsibilities:
    Act as liaison to academic departments relevant to subject background and expertise.
    Supervise staff and students as needed.
    Provide collection development within subject areas.
    Other duties and responsibilities, as necessary.

Required Qualifications
•    ALA-accredited Master’s degree or an equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
•    At least four years relevant experience in an academic, research or special library;
•    Demonstrated knowledge of or direct experience working with or managing an institutional repository inclusive of an ETD program.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of or direct experience working with or managing research data.
•    Knowledge of information technologies, standards and best practices prevalent in digital or data curation.
•    Knowledge of metadata formats, including Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and data exchange protocols such as SWORD and OAI-PMH.
•    Knowledge of technologies for data management and curation, and familiarity with preservation principles and practices.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively to a diverse audience.
•    Ability to work independently and effectively with others as a team within a diverse and complex organization.
•    Demonstrated time management and project completion skills.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Second master’s degree is highly desirable and is required for appointment at the Associate Professor level.
•    Experience documenting workflows and procedures.
•    Experience in identifying researcher information needs and in creating effective services to meet those needs.
•    Demonstrated experience in the acquisition and management of born-digital or digitized library, archival, or research materials.
•    Demonstrated commitment to customer service.

Applicants for this tenure track position must meet the required qualifications to be appointed as Assistant Professor. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.  Please submit your letter of application along with three references by April 10, 2017 to receive full consideration.  Applications after this date will be considered on a case by case basis.

Please apply on line:
https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218220&version=1&source=nysed

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

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Student Success Librarian/Assistant Professor @ St John’s University Libraries, Queens NY

The St. John’s University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic individual to act as its Student Success Librarian.  Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and informed by the University’s strategic priorities for student success and its mission, the Student Success Librarian will collaborate with stakeholders across the university to create a supportive learning environment with particular emphasis on first and second year students. At the heart of this new position is a chance to harness evidence from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. The Student Success Librarian will focus on developing research-based approaches to measuring and quantifying these variables and leveraging the findings to develop and replicate library initiatives in support of the University’s retention and persistence efforts. The Student Success Librarian will collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to gather and analyze relevant student data and metrics in support of this goal. The successful candidate will also serve as the Libraries’ liaison to such departments as the University Freshman Center, the Institute for Core Studies, the Writing Center, the University Learning Commons, Student Life, Online Learning, and the Honors Program to explore innovative ways to support student success. The successful candidate will work with outreach, instructional and reference librarians to explore the ways in which current information literacy and teaching practices align with the University’s strategic priority related to High Impact Practices (HIPs). Additionally, the Student Success Librarian will provide online and in-person research assistance and instruction to patrons as needed. The successful candidate must be interested in engaging with and supporting students, as well as actively contributing to the advancement of student success initiatives at St. John’s University.

The St. John’s University Libraries is committed to teaching and learning and provides content-based information resources, instructional services, and other support in the most effective formats for University programs as well as student and faculty research. The Libraries provide the foundation for the University’s mission of academic excellence and lifelong learning. St. John’s University is one of America ‘s leading metropolitan Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse community, and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John’s has distinguished itself by giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving lasting success – personally, professionally and spiritually. Our students can study at any of our three NYC locations (Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan), and also at our international campuses in Rome and Paris with other study abroad locations around the world.

Primary Responsibilities
    Develop and implement a research framework to evaluate the impact of the Libraries’ research-assistance, instructional efforts, and other initiatives on student success outcomes over the course of students’ academic careers, in particular on retention and persistence.
    Leverage research findings to develop library initiatives in support of the University’s retention and persistence efforts.
    Collaborate with instructional and reference librarians to explore the ways in which current information literacy, teaching, and research support practices align with the University’s strategic priority related to High Impact Practices (HIPs).
    Serve as a liaison to campus departments and programs working to enhance academic success and college adjustment with a focus on the student groups indicated in the position description.
    Provide research assistance, reference, and instruction.
    Serve on University and Library committees.
 
Secondary Responsibilities:
    Act as liaison to academic departments relevant to subject background and expertise.
    Supervise staff and students as needed.
    Provide collection development within subject areas.
    Other duties and responsibilities, as necessary.

 
Required Qualifications
    ALA accredited MLS, or its equivalent.
    At least four years of professional experience that includes public services and instruction in academic libraries
    Demonstrated knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
    Demonstrated quantitative data analysis skills, with a focus on metrics related to student retention.
    Experience with SPSS, JMP/SAS or other statistical software packages.
    Evidence of teaching effectiveness and creativity.
    Ability to work independently and effectively with others as a team within a diverse and complex organization.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively to a diverse audience.
    Knowledge of trends and developments in academic libraries, particularly the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
    Demonstrated time management and project completion skills.
    Ability to meet requirements for reappointment, promotion and tenurePreferred Qualifications
    Second master’s degree is highly desirable and is required for appointment at the Associate Professor level.
    Experience developing and employing a student-centered pedagogy
    Background in designing and implementing tools to assess student learning
    Experience in outreach and marketing to students and faculty
    Academic publication or other demonstrated scholarship
    Experience as a library liaison to academic and/or campus departments and units
    Demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies and all modes of reference, research assistance, information literacy instruction, outreach, and collection development
    Demonstrated commitment to customer service.Applicants for this tenure track position must meet the required qualifications to be appointed as Assistant Professor. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.  Please submit your letter of application along with three references by April 10, 2017 to receive full consideration.  Applications after this date will be considered on a case by case basis.Please apply on line:
https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218219&version=1&source=nysedSt. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
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March 6th
Librarian III – Children’s Department @ Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley NY

 Effective on or about June 1, 2017 there will be a Librarian III position available in the Children’s Department.

 Finkelstein Memorial Library is the largest library in Rockland County, New York. Located at 24 Chestnut Street in Spring Valley. The Library serves a very diverse community.  This year the Library is celebrating its 100th Year Anniversary.

 DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:  The work involves assisting patrons in the selection of materials and answers reference questions.  Approves department weekly schedule; train and supervise Librarian I, Librarian II, Library Assistant, Clerical and all other positions. Plans programs; keeps informed of developments by reading journals, attending meetings and participating in continuing education.  Prepares annual departmental budget.  Evaluates staff performance. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director.

 GENERAL CHARATERISTICS:  Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service, knowledge of library organizations, procedure, policy and services.  Scheduling and supervising experience necessary. Knowledge of computers and their application to library services; good judgment; ability to get along with others; adaptability.  Administrative experience required.

 Minimum Qualifications:  Professional certification as a Public Librarian recognized by the New York State Department of Education, and three year’ s experience as Librarian II.

 HOURS:  35 hours/week. Includes one evening per week and one Saturday every four weeks.

 SALARY:  Per union contract                   BENEFITS:  Generous benefits package

 If interested, please send your letter of interest along with your resume by March 30, 2017 to:

 Debra Wicke
 Head of Human Resources
 Finkelstein Memorial Library
 24 Chestnut Street
 Spring Valley, NY 10977
 dwicke@rcls.org

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Librarian III – Technical Services Department @ Finkelstein Memorial Library, Spring Valley NY

Effective on or about June 1, 2017 there will be a Librarian III position available in the Technical Services Department.

 Finkelstein Memorial Library is the largest library in Rockland County, New York. Located at 24 Chestnut Street in Spring Valley. The Library serves a very diverse community.  This year the Library celebrates its 100th year anniversary.

 DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:  Approves department weekly schedule; train and supervise Librarian I, Librarian II, Clerical and all other positions. Cataloging experience a must. Keeps informed of developments by reading journals, attending meetings and participating in continuing education.  Prepares annual departmental budget.  Evaluates staff performance. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director.

 GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service, knowledge of library organizations, procedure, policy and services.  Scheduling and supervising experience necessary. Knowledge of computers and their application to library services; good judgment; ability to get along with others; adaptability.  Administrative experience required.

 Minimum Qualifications:  Professional certification as a Public Librarian recognized by the New York State Department of Education, and at least three year’ s experience as Librarian II.

 HOURS:  35 hours/week. Includes one evening per week and one Saturday every four weeks.

 SALARY:  Per union contract                   BENEFITS:  Generous benefits package

 If interested, please send your letter of interest along with your resume by March 30, 2017 to:

 Debra Wicke
 Head of Human Resources
 Finkelstein Memorial Library
 24 Chestnut Street
 Spring Valley, NY 10977
 dwicke@rcls.org

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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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