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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
White Plains Public Library
Instruction & Director of Library Services
New York, New York
Work requires application of appropriate archival best practices and national standards.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Library Services
New York, New York
March 6, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
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
Sunday: 9:00 – 2:30
Monday – Thursday —-1:30 – 9:30
Touro College 1301 45th Street Brooklyn New York11219
Feb. 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Some Library experience.
Strong customer service and organizational skills.
Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
43 West 23rd Street
New York New Yrok 10010
Phone: (212) 463-0400 ext. 5222
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Administers policies of the Board of Trustees;
Prepares preliminary budget estimates and submits a tentative budget to the Board of Trustees;
Plans new types of services;
Represents the library at community and group meetings;
Keeps informed of library related developments;
Directs the maintenance of buildings and grounds;
Recommends appointments, promotions and dismissals;
Evaluates library services in relation to the changing needs of the diverse community.
Knowledge of library administration and modern principles of public library services; knowledge of library collections; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others; ability to get along with others; ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in writing; ability to motivate others and provide leadership; ability to carry out library policies; ability to participate effectively in cultural and intellectual activities of the community. Strong communication skills necessary.
Must have certification as a Public Librarian by the NY State Department of Education and
Eight (8) years of professional library experience, four (4) years of which must have been in a public library of which two (2) years have been in an administrative capacity.
Experience must have been attained after receipt of the certification; or receipt of a master degree from a library school recognized by the NY State Department of Education.
** 35 hours per week** ** Generous benefits package **
Debra Wicke – Head of Human Resources
Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977 or via email: email@example.com
An interest in teen literature and events for teens.
Computer skills are essential including Microsoft Office, social media platforms, and basic problem solving and tech support.
Ability to accomplish multiple tasks on a number of concurrent projects.
Candidates must have strong communication skills, be well organized, detail-oriented, and creative.
Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher and WordPress is preferred.
Dates and times of the internship will be determined with the individual.
Afternoon availability is necessary, some evening and weekend hours also required.
This is an unpaid internship but a great opportunity to receive school credit and build your resume.
All applicants must submit a cover letter and resume with two letters of academic or professional reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 22, 2017
Liz Anastasi, Teen Services Librarian at email@example.com
Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, NY 10523
The successful candidate must be an excellent collaborator, as you will work with a range of colleagues as well as community members and staff from other organizations. She or he must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, expertise with social media, be creative and enjoy working independently. Experience in public service, marketing or public relations is a plus. Finally, she or he needs to be outward looking, focused on the needs of White Plains.
Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.
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.