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.

September 21st

Librarian I Adult Services @ New City Library, New City NY

DESCRIPTION:  This is professional library work within the Adult Services Department of the New City Library in New City, New York.  The position comprises traditional reference work, reader’s advisory, computer instruction for patrons, and customer service.  Collection management responsibilities (particularly in our Local History collection) will be in a variety of traditional and non-traditional formats.  

REQUIREMENTS:  An accredited Masters degree in library science is required as well as New York State Public Librarian Certification.  Skills must include high-level competency in MS Office programs and familiarity with social media and mobile applications.  Working knowledge of Sirsi-Dynix Symphony is a plus.  Ability to teach basic computer skills in a small class setting and troubleshoot public internet usage problems required.  Dedication to public service is a must.  An ability to speak and write effectively and clearly is assumed.  A background in local history and/or genealogical research is preferred.

SCOPE:  The employee will be required to work 35 hours per week with some evenings and weekends.  The work is performed under limited supervision where the work assignments are subject to established procedures, practices, techniques, timelines and/or policies.  The work is reviewed in terms of quality, volume, timeliness and adherence to established procedures and policies.

SALARY: Starts at $59,115.
Application deadline: October 1, 2017

To apply, email your letter of application, résumé, and contact information with three professional references to Kelly Corrado,

New City Library is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.  The position is union-affiliated with NYSUT.


September 19th

Librarian I (Part Time) @ Dobbs Ferry Public Library, Dobbs Ferry NY

Dobbs Ferry, NY, a village located on the Hudson River 30 minutes north of NYC, with a population of 11,000, is seeking a (Part Time) Librarian I for the Public Library. The successful candidate will be joining a team that is looking to move the library ahead into the future by becoming the “go to” place for community engagement. Further information about Dobbs Ferry may be found on the Village website:

The minimum qualifications for the Librarian I position are:
o A Masters degree in Library Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or
recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices
o A New York State Public Libraries Professional Certificate

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities:
· Great customer service skills, tact and courtesy when dealing with staff and/or the public
· Knowledge of website management and a willingness to collaborate on the creation of a new website
· A good grasp of technology, able to troubleshoot and provide problem solving solutions / work with patrons
and staff with our evolving MakerSpace program including the use / instruction in 3D printing
· Ability to market the library using social media and email newsletters
· Ability to work with groups large and small
· Ability to express ideas clearly and communicate effectively both orally and in writing
· A good grasp of modern Principles and practices of library science
· Ability to perform as a team member in planning and implementation of automation
· Ability to work with computers in the creation / maintenance of spreadsheets, word documents, e-mail, and
database software
· Ability to plan and implement library programs
· Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others
· Ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the
· Ability to package and move books and other materials from area to area within the library and at any satellite
location as may be required

To Apply:
1) Send Resume and cover letter to:
Dobbs Ferry Public Library
Att: Job Opening
55 main Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
2) Or eMail to:


Part Time Clerk @ Dobbs Ferry Public Library, Dobbs Ferry NY

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library seeks an energetic and friendly person to fill the position of Part Time Clerk.
Duties include:
o Checking in / out materials
o Retrieving, creating, and maintaining library customer accounts
o Handling printer management software
o Helping customers with printing, scanning and/or faxing materials
o Collection and recording of fines/ fees
o Other duties as may be required.

Applicants for this position must love working with the public, have strong communication skills, good
attention to detail and the ability to work well in a team environment. We require a working knowledge of PC
computing. Library automation systems experience (SirsiDynix) is a plus.
Flexibility with scheduling is a must.

Part Time (12-16 hours per week) include; Day, evening and weekend shifts.

Hourly rate is $12.00 per Hour Monday – -Saturday and Time and a half on Sundays (October – April).

Minimum Qualification: High School Diploma or Equivalent

Email cover letter and resume to:
Or mail to: Dobbs Ferry Public Library, ATTN: Job Application, 55 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Dobbs Ferry Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


September 13th

School Librarian @ Lexington Academy, NYC

PS 72M The Lexington Academy is looking for a librarian for a Pre-K-8 School.
131 East 104th St.
New York, NY 10029

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Antonio Hernandez:

September 12th

Saturday Reference Librarian @ Fordham University, West Harrison NY

POSITION TITLE:  Saturday Reference Librarian
DEPARTMENT:  Fordham Westchester Library

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.


Electronic Resources Librarian @ Fordham University, Bronx NY

TITLE OF POSITION:           Electronic Resources Librarian
DEPARTMENT:                       Walsh Library, Rose Hill

    Provides ongoing maintenance of databases to ensure continued access throughout the life cycle; checks search capabilities and website display; claims broken links or missing content; assists in annual renewals.
    Resolves database access problems. Provides technical support to users and responds to help desk requests.
    Collects COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for all licensed electronic resources and creates annual reports; maintains detailed information on statistics access (links, passwords, contacts).
    Manages the Electronic Resources Management System (SerialsSolutions), including knowledge base management, overlap analysis, link resolver configuration, and URLs.
    Ensures remote access to databases by providing EZ Proxy configurations to network manager and troubleshooting setup problems with publishers when necessary.
    Administers publisher admin areas with login credentials, contacts, IPs, branding, and other customizations.
    Maintains awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to electronic resources. Contributes to the professional dialog to improve service and enhance access to library resources.
    Uses a variety of productivity tools (including MS Excel, Word, Access, Google Docs and LibGuides) to organize and administer electronic resources.
    Assists in other tasks and special projects related to online resources as necessary.

    American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree
    Minimum 2 years’ experience in an academic library
    Experience with the technical procedures of acquiring and maintaining library resources
    Excellent communication skills working with faculty, students, vendors, and colleagues
    Experience with an integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony preferred); discovery service (EDS  preferred); link resolver (Serials Solutions preferred); and LibGuides
    Familiarity with standards, best practices, and trends in the field
    Initiative and demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
    Very detailed oriented with analytical and quantitative skills preferred
HOURS:                                             M-F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
SALARY:                                           Commensurate with experience
STARTING DATE:                           October 2, 2017                                                                                             
SEND LETTER & RESUME:            Lynn Parliman (
(NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE)         Head of Serials & Electronic Resources

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


September 7th

Library Evening Supervisor @ Dominican College, Orangeburg NY

Dominican College seeks a tech-savvy, service-oriented individual for the Library Evening Supervisor at the Sullivan Library. This is a full-time, year-round position with the following schedule:

Fall & Spring Terms
    Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Monday – Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Winter Session & Summer Terms
    Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Library Evening Supervisor is responsible for providing overall supervision of the Library building and staff in the evening hours. Responsibilities include assisting students and faculty, answering research questions (in-person, phone, and online), and troubleshooting basic computer and printer questions. This position is responsible for overseeing stack maintenance, circulating materials, and shelving materials. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements: High school diploma. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to work independently and possess strong communication, interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills to work with a diverse group of students and faculty. Computer skills are essential. Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed, including later hours during final exam periods. Bilingual a plus.

Qualified applicants should forward their resume and cover letter to


September 6th

Instructional Design Librarian @ Berkeley College, at all campuses: White Plains, NYC, Brooklyn, NJ

Berkeley College seeks an enterprising professional for the position of Instructional Design Librarian. This opportunity will blend information literacy education with instructional design models, learning theories, and a holistic approach to assessment. Develops pedagogically rich tools and experiences that enhance critical thinking skills and understanding of the core concepts of information/digital literacy while fostering other College wide learning outcomes. As part of the Library Services Department, this position will also support research services, course instruction, liaison/outreach, and other library initiatives.

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school or other relevant accredited graduate degree.
• Experience providing research and instruction services
• Coursework in instructional design or demonstrated ability to apply the instructional design process to library instruction
• Ability to identify instructional problems, objectives, learner analysis, and task analysis
• Ability to coach librarians engaged in instructional activities through training for the design and delivery of effective learning experiences
• Understanding of the broad landscape of information literacy, teaching, learning, research and scholarship
• Strong technology skills including knowledge of all Windows applications, integrated library systems, learning management systems and a broad range of subscription databases and web technology
• Excellent writing skills in combination with effective interpersonal, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills in a technological environment.

This position supports all campuses and requires travel to Midtown, White Plains, Brooklyn, and NJ locations in Woodland Park, Paramus, Newark, Woodbridge.

For complete description and application visit job detail #17-0280 ->*42FC7DDEB230EBA0


PT Outreach/Program Assistant @ The Nyack Library, Nyack NY

Job Opening at The Nyack Library

PT Outreach/Program Assistant

Required qualifications include:
·       Ability to work with Department Head and other library departments  to plan and schedule programs
·       Knowledge of publicity production – press releases, flyers, etc.
·       Ability to use online calendar for scheduling and tracking program attendance
·       Demonstrable computer skills including MS Word, Excel & Publisher
·       Proficient in social media communications
·       Must have strong organization skills
·       Ability to learn new computer applications as needed

Preferred qualifications:
·       Bachelor’s Degree
·       Program and community outreach experience a plus

18 hours a week, varied schedule include evenings /weekends

Submit resumes & applications to: by September 15, 2017

Applications can be obtained at the Circulation Desk


PT Technology Assistant @ The Nyack Library, Nyack NY

PT Technology Assistant

Required qualifications include:
·       Must be able to provide friendly and courteous assistance to patrons in the Library’s Maker Space
·       Must have demonstrable skills in Microsoft Office software and the Internet
·       Must be familiar with 3D printing and printers
·       Must have desire and ability to learn new technology skills
·       Must possess sufficient knowledge of computers to be able to trouble-shoot simple problems

Preferred qualifications:
·       Associates Degree
·       Experience in technology training and 3D printing

Tuesday evenings and alternating Saturdays

Submit resumes & applications to: by September 15, 2017
Applications can be obtained at the Circulation Desk


August 24th

Wilson Library Branch Manager @ New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven CT

Follow this link for a Full Job Description and Information on How To Apply.


Librarian II @ New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven CT

Focus on Business, Entrepreneurship & Nonprofits in the Reference & Adult Learning Department.

Follow this link for a Full Job Description and Information on How To Apply.


August 23rd

Access Services Librarian @ Dominican College, Orangeburg NY

Dominican College, located 17 miles northwest of NYC in the lower Hudson Valley, seeks an enthusiastic candidate with a strong orientation toward user-centered service to fill the role of Assistant Librarian for Access Services.

Reporting to the College’s Head Librarian, the Assistant Librarian works in close collaboration with Library staff to actively coordinate, promote, and deliver access to collections, research services and instruction.  Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:
    Oversee and perform circulation services, including supervision of four staff
    Manage access and circulation functions of the ILS (SirsiDynix Symphony) including patron account creation and maintenance, and resolution of overdues and fines
    Hire, train, and supervise library work study students
    Manage reserve collection and supervise maintenance of book stacks
    Oversee and deliver reference service
    Provide library instruction
    Evaluate collections and materials
    Assist with outreach on campus and via social media
    Other duties as assigned

    During the Academic Semesters: Sunday 11am-7pm and Monday-Thursday 12-8pm;
    During intersessions and summer: Sunday 11am-7pm and Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm.
    Hours may also vary during exam periods.

Requirements:  The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree.  This individual should have supervisory experience, and excellent communication, interpersonal and technology skills.  The candidate should demonstrate a learner-centered approach to assisting library users.  A commitment to developing and maintaining familiarity with current and emerging trends in access services is essential.  Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and are qualified to assist, teach, and mentor the members of a diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply. Bilingual a plus. Two years of experience, preferably in an academic library and experience in access/public services and instruction preferred.

Qualified candidates should email their cover letter and CV to:


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