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Part-Time Children's Librarian, Hendrick Hudson Free Library

Hendrick Hudson Free Library, Montrose, NY, is looking for a PT Children's Librarian.

MLS or MLS Candidate (preferred).

Tuesday 12 pm-8 pm
Thursday 1pm-6 pm
Friday 1pm-6 pm

Willing to train the right candidate.


  • Team player
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Able to engage with patrons of all age groups (with specific attention to elementary school age)
  • Program creation and facilitation
  • Lead book chats
  • Reference and readers’ advisory services
  • Knowledge of collection development
  • Computer skills with the ability to use a variety of digital devices

Salary commensurate with experience.

Contact: Jill Davis
Hendrick Hudson Free Library or 914 739 5654 x312

Library Director, Saugerties Public Library

The Saugerties Public Library seeks enthusiastic qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) offering a competitive salary, health benefits, and enrollment in the New York State Local Retirement System. The Library Director shall be the executive and administrative officer of the library, acting on behalf of the Board and under its review and direction. The Library Director or his/her designee is the official spokesperson for the library.

The Library Director oversees all aspects of library administration and operations including library finances, information systems and technology, buildings and grounds maintenance, human resources, library programs, collection development, public relations, and community outreach.

The Saugerties Public Library is a vibrant community resource serving a population of 19,192 residents in the Town and Village of Saugerties, and is a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System. This is a civil service position and applicants must possess the minimum qualifications for Library Director 1 in order to apply.


  • Plans and implements library programs for patrons of all ages.
  • Develops the library budget in coordination with the Finance Committee.
  • Prepares, distributes, and compiles all materials for board and committee meetings.
  • Maintains all business, financial, and personnel records for the library including filing all personnel actions with Ulster County Civil Service.
  • Assumes responsibility for the maintenance of computers and the automation system.
  • Applies for and administers grants.
  • Administers the expenditures of library funds and the collection of library revenues.
  • Recommends new services, policies, and personnel actions to the Board of Trustees.
  • Recommends appointments, transfers, promotions and dismissals.
  • Supervises the work of library employees.
  • Conducts staff training meetings.
  • Performs annual performance evaluations on all employees.
  • Administers the purchase of library materials.
  • Prepares state, local, and other statistical narrative reports as needed or required.
  • Oversees collection development.
  • Assumes responsibility for the development and maintenance of the local history collection.
  • Creates relevant reports through the library systems ILS.
  • Conducts studies and analysis of library operations.
  • Oversees cash handling.
  • Ensure that the building and grounds are properly maintained.
  • Designs and produces public relations and library instruction materials.
  • Represents the library before governmental agencies and community groups.
  • Supervises the maintenance of library property and recommends repairs, alterations, and new construction.
  • Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses, and reading professional materials.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS: Previous experience in library management. High proficiency with library computer technology and electronic resources. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Experience working with volunteers and Friends group and a Board of Trustees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Masters Degree in Library Science and two (2) years of professional full-time, or its' part-time equivalent, experience in a library of recognized standing. Special Requirement: Possession of a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at time of appointment.

TO APPLY: Please email résumé and cover letter to John Remington, President of the Saugerties Public Library Board of Trustees,
Deadline: September 8, 2019

Librarian I, New Rochelle Public Library

The New Rochelle Public Library is seeking a Librarian I. The Librarian I provides reference and adult services in support of the New Rochelle Public Library mission.

Primary Job Duties:
Performs beginning professional library duties under direct supervision. This is the initial legal position for Library school graduates. Employees in this class are expected to learn the specific application of professional training by the performance of duties under the supervision of professional librarian in higher level positions. Instructions may be assigned at the beginning of each assignment. Employees in this class are assigned work progressively more difficult as their experience in the field broadens. Supervision may be exercised over clerical and page personnel in particular tasks. Does related work as required.

A Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department.

Special Requirements:
Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional certificate at the time of filing application; possession of the certificate at the time of appointment. Candidates who possess a valid New York State Public Librarian’s provisional certificate (issued prior to 1/1/77) also qualify.

Salary: $55,325 – 66,589 (7/1/2019)

RESIDENCY: Must be a resident of New York State

APPLICATIONS are available at City Hall of New Rochelle – Civil Service Office: 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801

DIVERSITY: The City strives to have its workforce reflect the diversity of its population.

Please explain your qualifications for this position completely and accurately in your application. Applications will be initially reviewed by Civil Service to determine whether each candidate meets the minimum qualifications.


Regional Librarian - New Lots Region, Brooklyn Public Library

Regional Librarian - Flatbush Region, Brooklyn Public Library

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Finger Lakes Digital Inclusion Coalition

Reference Librarian, SUNY Oneonta

Head of Bibliographic and Digital Services, SUNY Oneonta

Hourly Librarian, North Castle Public Library

Hourly Page, North Castle Public Library

Adult Services Librarian, Vestal Public Library

The Vestal Public Library is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking Librarian I for full-time work at the adult reference desk. The candidate will work with the Director and the staff to ensure that our patron needs are met.


  • Provide reference and readers/audiovisual/technology advisory service to the public.
  • Gather monthly statistics toward the New York State Annual Report.
  • Perform collection development by recommending titles for purchase and/or deletion.
  • Help provide assistance to the Library Director in oversight of the physical building.
  • Plan and conduct some library programs for adults.
  • Help with the library’s Facebook page and website.
  • Perform other tasks that might be assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Patience, discretion, and communication skills.
  • Enjoys learning as well as teaching.
  • Demonstrates creativity, flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • Remains composed in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.
  • Keeps up with professional development and current trends.
  • Experience in website and Facebook maintenance and the ability to learn minor hardware upkeep a plus.
  • Ability to work on a team.
  • Grant writing experience a plus.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science
  • Professional certificate from New York State

Salary and hours: The salary is $35,469 plus benefits. The hours will include at least one night and weekends.
Position is open until filled.
Send resume to: Carol Boyce, 320 Vestal Parkway E. Vestal, NY 13850 or Email to:

Mobile Library Service Outlet Coordinator, Suffolk Cooperative Library System

The Suffolk Cooperative library System (SCLS) seeks an energetic, creative, flexible and self-motivated individual to fill this newly created position. The Mobile Library Service Outlet will be arriving in January of 2020, with a mission to support the SCLS member libraries in all manners of community outreach, with a focus on emerging technologies and STEAM. The successful candidate will work with SCLS and member library staff to develop, design and implement programs and activities for all age groups. Researching and developing community/business relationships that will promote County-wide library services will also be an integral task.

The Suffolk Cooperative Library System is an association created by agreement of the Boards of Trustees of its member libraries, each of which remains autonomous under individual charters granted by the New York State Board of Regents. The SCLS serves the 56 Public Libraries in Suffolk County, New York, covering 912 sq. miles and their 1.5M residents. The Mission Statement of SCLS reads as follows: The Suffolk Cooperative Library System exists to help local public libraries provide the best in traditional and innovative public library service to all the people of Suffolk County. In line with its motto, “Helping Your Local Library Serve Your Community Better,” SCLS offers a variety of support services to its member libraries. The service program of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System is the result of a dynamic and responsive process that constantly strives to help its members provide quality library service to their patrons.

Responsibilities: The Mobile Library Service Outlet Coordinator will support the mission of SCLS by overseeing this new system-wide service. Coordinating/developing programs with member libraries, scheduling SCLS staff and equipment for programs, and the ability to demonstrate existing and new technology are all key responsibilities of this new position.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of higher education, experience, certification, and training which provides the abilities necessary to perform the work associated with the position. A minimum of two years of experience in library services and/or educational programming. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: library practices, technology (pc/laptop/Internet browsers/email/eReaders/tablets), library related digital media, social media and making presentations.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and qualifications, minimum starting salary $50,300. Full benefit package.

Applications: Apply via email with Cover Letter and Resume to, attention Roger Reyes.

Library/Academic Tech Assistant, Millbrook School

Information Literacy Librarian, SUNY Potsdam

Connecticut State Librarian

Director, Honeoye Public Library

Adult Services Librarian, Field Library

Part-Time Librarians, Chappaqua Library

The Chappaqua Library is seeking part-time Librarians for EVENING AND WEEKEND hours. Other hours may be assigned as necessary. $31.88 per hour (time and a half on Sundays). NY State Librarian Certificate required.


  • Answering reference questions and providing reader’s advisory.
  • Assisting patrons with public access computers and printing.


  • Customer service and people skills.
  • Knowledge of the Evergreen system a plus.
The Chappaqua Library is part of the Chappaqua School District and as such all employees are subject to a background check. The Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If interested, please submit resume and references via email only to Pamela Thornton, Director, at Please put LIBRARIAN in the subject area.

Library Director, Canajoharie Library

Children's Librarian, Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville

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