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.

November 15th

Library Media Specialist  @ The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, NYC

We have a position for a Library Media Specialist to start for the 2018-19 school year. I have attached the position. It can also be found on our website at:


November 13th

Part-Time Librarian For Adult Reference Department  @ The Nyack Library, Nyack NY

DESCRIPTION: The Nyack Library is seeking a qualified individual to become part of our Adult Reference Department. The duties of this professional librarian position will include:
● Working at the Adult Reference Desk,
● Working 9:30 am -5 pm every third Saturday of the month,
● Responsibility for ordering and maintaining sections of the circulating collection as assigned,
● May be required to teach basic computer skills and/or software applications
● Other duties as assigned

This is a part-time position with some days, evenings, and weekend work required. This position will report to the Head of Reference.

REQUIREMENTS: A master’s degree from an accredited Library Science program is required as well as a New York State Public Librarian Certificate. Digital literacy is required with competence in widely used software applications, social media and open-source applications. Good communication skills, both written and verbal are required.
Benefits include personal, sick, vacation leave and holidays and membership in NYS Retirement

Please send your resume to by November 20, 2017.

The Nyack Library
59 South Broadway
Nyack, New York 10960


October 24th

Substitute Saturday/Sunday Librarian  @ Warner Library, Tarrytown NY

The Warner Library is seeking a Librarian to work as a fill in on Saturdays 12-5 pm and Sundays 12:30-5 pm.
Ideally, willing to work in both Children’s and Adult Reference as needed.

Key Responsibilities of the Librarian include:
Opening the library and turning on all public computers
Answering questions and providing readers’ advisory
Assisting patrons with computer questions and printing issues
Overseeing weekend programs
Supervising weekend Adult/Children’s Circulation Staff

Position Requirements
Excellent people and customer service skills
Working knowledge of the SIRSI/DYNIX system
Experience with Envisionware Reservation and Printing
Ability to work independently
Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
New York State Public Library Certificate required.

Please submit a resume and brief email expressing interest in the position to


October 20th

PT Library Clerk  @ Pawling Library, Pawling NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Sunday 11:30 AM – 4 PM, every Wednesday 6 PM – 8 PM, and alternating Tuesdays 5 PM – 8 PM. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:

· All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.

· Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.

· Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.

· Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.

· Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.

· Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

· Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.

· A large degree of comfort with technology.

· Ability to answer questions about the library.

· Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position: Part-Time: 16 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay: $9 – 13/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit to apply.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, November 26th, 2017


October 16th

Saturday Reference Librarian  @ Fordham University Westchester Campus, West Harrison NY

The Reference Librarian will assist students, faculty, and staff with reference questions in person, by phone, text, email, and virtual reference in all academic areas served by the library. Must be knowledgeable with a wide array of electronic and print resources. Strong familiarity with digital repositories and experience or interest in creating libguides, video BI’s and other digital projects.  Teach and provide bibliographic instruction and information literacy classes.  Responsible for all facets of Saturday library operations. Other duties as assigned.

M. L. S. from an A. L. A. accredited school required. M. L. S. candidates who are close to completing their degree will be considered. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications; strong interpersonal, oral and written skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong commitment to public service.  Knowledge of SIRSI and Ares  preferred.  Academic library experience preferred.

This is a part-time position with no benefits

HOURS: Saturday 8:30 to 5:30.  Library may be closed some Saturdays in the summer, for holidays and during intersession.


Email cover letter and resume to:
Diane Deery
Director, Fordham Westchester Library
400 Westchester Ave.
West Harrison, NY 10604

No phone calls please.


October 11th

Hourly Support Staff  @ Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus, NYC

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Hourly Support Staff – 19 hours per week, part-time, non-benefited
DEPARTMENT: Quinn Library, Lincoln Center

Reports to Head of Access, Information and Collection Services & Operations.
Opens & closes Library Services Desk on Saturdays.
Responsible for providing courteous and efficient customer service to all library patrons regarding all facets of library operations in the evening and weekend.
Capable of assisting and instructing patrons (one-on-one or group) on use of library catalog, databases, and various research tools.
Provides general Circulation services – collecting or waiving fines; general information, etc.
Accepts and processes all Intercampus and Interlibrary loan requests for students and faculty.
Fulfills document delivery requests – prompt scanning and e-mailing of needed articles.
Helps manage Manual Recall Processing – upholding efficient sharing of the library collection among all patrons.
Assists in AV when needed.
Able to carry out all Reserve Desk duties which includes Ares course management procedures.
Provides patron assistance with KIC scanner operations, public printing, and general library catalog database searching.
Edits book records in SIRSI Workflows.
Supervises stack maintenance tasks (i.e. shelf reading & audits) which includes coordinating weeding and shifting projects with other library staff.
Oversees library student assistants performing a variety of tasks.
Conducts opening or closing duties as required, including being responsible for the cash register tally, turning off all Desk PCs, and opening up the overnight drop bin.
Functions as a liaison with the evening and weekend Library Security personnel, ensuring library regulations are followed.
Other tasks as assigned.

B.A. preferred with academic library experience.
Must be capable of light lifting and shelving activities.
Must be self-motivated, highly detail oriented with the ability to prioritize tasks.
Must possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Must be able to work well with others and coordinate shared tasks.
Prior experience in library related customer service evaluation preferred.
Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Library of Congress classification, OCLC, SIRSI workflows, and online catalog and database searching.
Must be willing to work at RH or Westchester campus if necessary for special projects.
Strong commitment to public service required.
Mandatory competency test.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience
HOURS: Saturday: 9:00AM – 8:00PM (One hour lunch) Flexible and can change. Two four and a half hour weekday evening shifts to be arranged. (Hours vary during the summer and inter-session)
SEND LETTER, RESUME TO: Nick Alongi, Head of Access, Information and Collection Services, and Operations;

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