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Youth Services and Communications Librarian, Town of Pelham Public Library

The Town of Pelham Public Library seeks a talented Youth Services and Communications Librarian to join our staff.

We are seeking qualified applicants for this Librarian 1 position. For qualification please see Education and Other Requirements below. Further information about the job can also be found below.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three library-related writing samples including a press release and social media posts no later than March 31, 2020 to:
Attn: Personnel Committee
Subject Line: Youth Services and Communications Librarian Applicant

Civil Service Status:
Competitive Class: Librarian I
Probationary appointment for 1 year
Open to Westchester and non-Westchester residents who satisfy the Westchester civil service minimum qualifications

Direct Supervisors: Managing Librarian and Library Director

Department: Reference/Public Services and Administration

Supervises: May act as the Head of Building in the Director’s absence.

Salary: Starting $50,000

Job Summary

  • This position is an integral part of both the Library team and the Reference Service staff. It is responsible for providing excellent day-to-day reference/readers’ advisory to both adults and children. The Youth Services Librarian handles all aspects of services to children and teens including developing the children’s/young adult collections and organizing or conducting children’s and teen programming and outreach. Working under the direction of the Managing Librarian, the Youth Services Librarian will develop the collections, maintain budgets and standing order plans, organize and assist in the promotion of programs and assist patrons’ informational and recreational reading needs.
  • The Communications role, working under the direction of the Library Director, is responsible for all Library communications including website copy, calendar updates, monthly Newsletter and eBlasts, publicity and social media.

Essential Duties:

  • Reference, Readers Advisory and other Public Service
    • Assist patrons in using the computers including teaching them to use the on-line library catalog, reference databases, digital materials and other library and/oroffice software and social media;
    • Place title holds; Reader’s book advisory; help students find materials for school assignments; assist patrons in using the WLS databases; place Inter Library Loans (ILL) for materials not found in WLS; answer inquiries in person, over the telephone and by e-mail;
    • Troubleshoot computers and other devices including library peripherals or patron’s personal devices as it relates to Library applications; and
    • Help patrons use a range of library materials.
  • Programming and Outreach
    • Research, select, schedule, develop, promote, coordinate and facilitate programsfor youth, and work or liaise with community groups and/or schools when appropriate; and
    • Help identify and develop programs/services for underserved populations.
  • Collection Development
    • Stay current and review Library journals and select new materials across all media: Books, Film, Serials;
    • Manage young adult and teen budget and Standing Order Plans (SOPs);
    • Regularly de-select Library materials using professional methodology; and
    • With other YS Librarian, responsible for entire children/teen areas including but not limited to onsite displays, equipment, furniture, materials and the children or YA portion of the Library’s website and keeping the program room and supplies neat and organized at all times.
  • Communications
    • Write and input and post calendar listings and stories to website in a timely manner;
    • Maintain and update copy throughout ToPPL website;
    • Write and deploy monthly eNewsletter and, as needed, additional eBlasts;
    • Maintain and grow email lists and provide monthly metrics;
    • Write publicity for programs, including press releases, Annual Report, etc. and disseminate to various groups when appropriate; and
    • Strategize outreach on social media platforms, and organize, coordinate or write staff posts;
    • Partner with staff and Library Board on all communications.

Job Requirements

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with staff and community as well as establish and maintain good working relations;
  • Ability to prioritize work activities;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position;
  • Conduct oneself with tact and courtesy; and
  • Maintain a clean and organized work space

Preferred Experience: Experience working in a library, with the public and with writing for the public (i.e., communications based experience). Proven problem-solving skills. Excellent writing skills and knowledge of AP style.

Education Requirements: Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited program

Other Requirements

  • Must have a NYS Public Librarians Certificate;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform essential job duties;
  • Ability to work the required hours.

Location: 530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham, NY

Job Type: Full-time, 35 hours per week

About The Town of Pelham Public Library
The Town of Pelham Public Library serves the information, educational, and cultural needs of the residents of the Town of Pelham, which comprises the Villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor in southern Westchester County. The Library supports the principles of intellectual freedom and the public’s right to know by providing access to information, collections and services that reflect diverse points of view. For more information, please visit

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The Town of Pelham Public Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Library Clerk/Passport Agent (Part-Time), LaGrange Association Library

LaGrange Library in Dutchess County, NY is looking for an enthusiastic, customer-service/detail oriented individual to join our team as a part time Library Clerk and Passport Agent. In addition to processing passport applications for the public, responsibilities will include:

  • checking patron materials in and out at the front desk
  • assisting library users with information requests and locating materials
  • answering the phone and directing calls appropriately
  • explaining and enforcing all library policies and procedures with patrons as needed
  • shelving/shelf maintenance as needed
  • small projects as assigned

This position is 15 hours per week: Mondays 9am-2pm, Wednesdays 2pm-8pm, and Thursdays 1pm-5pm, plus 2 Saturdays per month from 9am-2:15pm. Salary is $13 per hour with three (3) flex days upon hiring; sick, vacation, and personal days upon one (1) year anniversary.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, strong customer service skills, computer proficiency, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Must enjoy working with the public, have a good sense of humor, have an interest in books and movies, be able to function independently and as part of a busy library team, and maintain confidentiality of patron information. Prior library experience is a plus.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to, and indicate “Clerk” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Senior Computer Technician, Danbury Public Library (CT)

Library Director, Millbrook Library

The Millbrook Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Library is an active community center serving a vibrant, rural community. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations.

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred and 3 years of progressively responsible library administrative experience. Experience should include a broad background in management, administration/human resources, operations, fundraising and finance, as well as knowledge of library services, operations and collections.

Salary: $50,000+ commensurate with experience and benefits.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Responsible for administering the safe and efficient operation of the Millbrook Library, its programs and services, in compliance with all applicable laws, and policies and decisions of the Board;
  • Oversees continuous development of relevant library materials and services; responsible for the development of the Library’s adult collections in coordination with the Head of Circulation; plans and implements programs and services for patrons of all ages in collaboration with the Youth Services staff;
  • Exhibits a high level of administrative and supervisory skills including: recruiting, hiring and training new employees, as well as coordinating the continued training and development of staff members; balancing multiple priorities; administering personnel policies; preparing performance evaluations of staff members; record keeping; grant writing and preparing the annual budget, state and local reports; and oversees the annual audit;
  • Possesses exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Exercises considerable professional skill, initiative and good judgment, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, Friends of the Library, the public and the Board to promote the library as an integral and vital component of the community;
  • Strong computer skills: knowledge of database, spreadsheet and word processing software, including Quickbooks, as well as familiarity with current and emerging technologies and their application(s) in a library setting.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references no later than March 18, 2020 to:
Attn: Personnel Committee

Library Director, Dover Plains Library

The Dover Plains Library in Dutchess County, NY is seeking an innovative, motivated and resourceful Director to oversee the administration of library operations. Candidates need excellent communication and customer service skills and are expected to maintain positive relationships with the public community organizations, town officials and the library board and staff.

You should be open to new and creative ideas that can benefit and engage our community, as well as embrace current practices successfully in place such as our non-Dewey cataloging system for our non-fiction collection and maintaining a Little Free Library at a shelter along the Appalachian Trail.


  • MLS required
  • Must be organized and detail oriented
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a library or other customer oriented establishment
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain NY State Public Librarian Certification

Starting salary is $50,000 and may be negotiable depending upon experience. Health Insurance is available.

Please submit cover letter and resume as well as 3 business references to with "Director Position" in the subject line no later than March 17, 2020.

Part-Time Librarian, Danbury Public Library (CT)

Librarian I - Youth Services, Albany Public Library (continuous recruitment)

General Statement of Duties: Under the supervision of the Head of Central Branches, this position at the Youth Services Washington Avenue Branch focuses on providing library services to children ages 0-12 as well as teens and adults.

Classification: Librarian I

Job Description: Provides library service to children, young adults and adults, including story times and other programs; assists in maintaining the department’s collections; promotes use of library materials and services; performs outreach related to early literacy and library service to children and young adults; prepares reports; keeps informed of professional developments; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities: Passion for children’s and young adult literature; familiarity with current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; experience in planning and conducting children’s programming; an energetic approach to outreach to schools, daycares and community partners; excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. The ideal candidate will have experience in preschool programming and promoting early literacy practices. Creativity, singing or musical instrument ability, and the desire to work in fast-paced urban environment a plus.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications:
Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree* in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.
*Minimum qualifications are in accordance with New York State Education Department Division of Library Development.

To apply for the exam for consideration:

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

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