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Assistant Director, Pioneer Library System

Library Assistant for Children's Services, Liberty Public Library

The Liberty Public Library is seeking an energetic, creative, and caring person to fill a part-time Library Assistant position. This position will be responsible for: creating and implementing children’s programs; providing circulation services; answering basic reference questions; creating promotional flyers & newsletters; and maintaining/expanding social media presence. We are seeking an individual who loves working with youth and families of all ages and takes pride in delivering great customer service. The work requires basic knowledge of children’s literature, computer proficiency, and ability to conduct programming with small and large groups of children.

Minimum Qualifications
(A) Bachelor’s Degree (preference will be given to those with experience working with youth);
(B) Associate’s Degree plus two (2) years’ experience working with youth.

This is a Civil Service position. Candidates are required to pass a civil service exam. The application deadline for the exam is Dec. 11th. Visit the Sullivan County Civil Service Employment Portal for more information.

The position is for 30 hours per week including two evenings, and Saturdays. Starting pay rate will be $17.00 per hour (negotiable depending on experience).

Please email your cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to Review of resumes will begin immediately. Position is not expected to begin until February 2020.

E-Journals/Serials Coordinator, University at Albany

Adult Services Librarian, Wood Library

F/T Librarian – Wood Library seeks a self-motivated professional to be our next Adult Services Librarian. The Adult Services Librarian reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for developing the adult materials collections, planning and coordinating a variety of programs and services for adults, and providing outreach to the Canandaigua community.

Wood Library is an association library located in Canandaigua, NY in the Finger Lakes Region and provides services to 25,000 residents. In 2014, the library completed a major building project which added 5,400 square feet to its historic building on Main Street including a large multi-purpose community meeting room. A new strategic plan adopted by the library board in 2018 outlines priorities in the areas of community partnerships, community access, building and collection evaluation, sustainability, and staff and leadership development.

We’re poised for big things at Wood Library and we need an energetic and committed Adult Services Librarian to join our staff to help take us to the next level!

QUALIFICATIONS: An MLS degree from an ALA accredited program is required. Those currently enrolled in an MLS program will be considered.

SALARY/BENEFITS: This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position with a starting salary of $42,000. Benefit package includes employer contribution to health insurance, group life insurance, SIMPLE IRA plan, and paid time off. An Employee Assistant Program (EAP) is also available. Continuing education opportunities are included.


  • Completes duties assigned by the Executive Director and meets regularly to review Adult Services.
  • Develops, implements and publicizes informational, recreational and cultural programs for adults.
  • Plans and coordinates tech programs for adults.
  • Plans development of adult collections.
  • Prepares annual and special reports for Adult Services.
  • Trains staff on latest trends or topics affecting Adult Services.
  • Identifies grant opportunities and prepares applications with the assistance of the Development Specialist.


  • Librarian with an MLS from a graduate library school accredited by ALA required.
  • Knowledge of computers/technology and Wordpress websites.
  • Patience, tact, and excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational talents.
  • Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  • Poise in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.
  • Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages.
  • Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues within the library system, community leaders, etc.
  • Shows strong initiative.
  • Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations.
  • Warm, outgoing personality.
  • An innovative mind that thinks “outside the box.”

DEADLINE: Special preference will be given to those applications received by Friday, December 22, 2019. Qualified, interested parties should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Cyndi Fordham, Administrative Assistant at

Public Engagement Librarian I, Newburgh Free Library

Library Media Specialist, Troy Middle School

Library Media Specialist (Long-Term Substitute), Millbrook Central School District

(Application deadline has been extended.)

Outreach and Partnership Specialist, Nassau Library System

We are seeking a passionate, self-starting, "people-person" with strong collaborative skills to engage libraries and community partners in the expansion of inclusive library services. The Nassau Library System is a cooperative library system that serves the 54 public libraries in Nassau County, NY. This is an excellent career opportunity for a progressive librarian who wants to make a difference.


  • Encourages member library staff and stakeholders to develop services in support of state-specified target populations, including senior citizens, ethnic and language minorities, persons with disabilities, those who are educationally disadvantaged, the unemployed and underemployed, and individuals residing in institutions
  • Initiates and maintains active relationships with agencies serving and advocating for vulnerable populations and underserved communities in order to foster partnership, promote collaboration, and broaden awareness of library services
  • Provides consultation services, continuing education, and other means of support and encouragement for member library efforts to reflect the changing demographics and increasing diversity of their communities in their collections and services
  • Facilitates the development and continuous improvement of communication across channels connecting NLS, member libraries, community stakeholders, library users, and other audiences
  • Serves individuals incarcerated at the Nassau County Correctional Facility by conducting programs, including a weekly book club, and coordinating the acquisition of library materials
  • Represent Nassau libraries and coordinate member library involvement at community events


  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and at least three (3) years of relevant experience working with vulnerable populations
  • Track record of developing and maintaining community partnerships
  • Past success developing and delivering engaging presentations, facilitating meetings, and training diverse audiences
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages to target audiences
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and fair provision of services
  • Able to work effectively individually and in a team-based environment

Compensation and Benefits:
Starting salary $68,000-$75,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits. NLS is not subject to Civil Service. This position is part of the collective bargaining unit. Professional involvement encouraged and supported.

Send your resume with a cover letter to the attention of Nicole Scherer, Assistant Director, Nassau Library System, at Preference will be given to applications received by December 20, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Studio Manager, METRO Library Council

Part-Time Librarian, Danbury Library (CT)

Liberal Arts Librarian, Rochester Institute of Technology

Library Director, Rensselaerville Library

Administrative Coordinator, Rochester Regional Library Council

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Last Updated: December 4, 2019