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Children's Librarian, Ogden Farmers' Library

Job Title: Librarian

Reports To: Library Director

Work Hours: 52 weeks/year, 6-8 hours / day, 5 days / week (35 hours / week). One evening per week and one or two Saturdays per month.

General Duties: Librarians provide reference and research assistance to the public. They have collection development duties, with each librarian taking a different area of responsibility (adult, children’s, etc.). They organize programming of public interest, promote the library, and supervise the library in the absence of the director.

The Children’s Librarian focuses on collections and services for patrons from birth through 5th grade. They will be expected to work with the local school librarians to promote Summer Reading and other library events and services.

Specific Job Duties:

  1. Provide reference services to all patrons over the phone, in person, and via internet.
  2. Training patrons in use of library materials.
  3. Shift supervision of clerks and pages.
  4. Collection development tasks such as purchasing and weeding the collection.
  5. Outreach, including creation of promotional materials and visiting other locations to promote the library.
  6. Opening and closing the library.
  7. Staying up to date on changes in the field of librarianship.
  8. Create and run storytimes and programming of interest to the Ogden community.
  9. Other related duties as assigned.


  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Exemplary customer service skills.
  • Familiarity with all technology currently in use in libraries.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the job.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete work assignments independently.
  • Willingness to work additional hours as required.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work well with others.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in this area.
  • Subject-matter knowledge in the area of responsibility assigned; specifically children’s services.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to walk, stand, reach, kneel and bend.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

Salary: Based on experience, starting at $35,000 / yr

Benefits: As a staff employee working more than 20 hours a week, the position receives 1 X weekly hours per year vacation time and 2 X weekly hours per year PTO. This is usable after 30 days and vacation increases in years 2, 5, 10, and 20.

As a full-time staff member, health insurance is available. Staff member pays 25% of the premium.

An IRA is available, but Ogden Farmers’ Library does not participate in the NYS retirement system.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the library via email – The library will be accepting applications until the position is filled; preference will be given to applications submitted by July 17th, 2020.

Part-time Reference Librarian, Lewisboro Library

The Lewisboro Library is seeking an enthusiastic, technology-savvy part-time reference librarian to join our team in South Salem, New York.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides excellent customer service for reference and reader’s advisory.
  • Assists library patrons with using public computers, software applications, online resources and digital content services including training one-on-one and small groups.
  • Assists with collection development and cataloging of adult collection.
  • Assists with creating and running library programs.


  • Master’s in Library Science and New York State Public Librarian’s certificate. MLS students nearing completion of degree may apply.
  • Knowledge of Evergreen ILS, Microsoft software, library digital content apps and services.
  • Enthusiasm for working with the public in a library dedicated to its mission as the heart of the community.
  • Ability to collaborate well with a team as well as work independently.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellent customer service.

Salary: $23.00-$25.00 depending on experience.
Schedule: Thursdays, plus two Fridays and weekends per month. More substitute hours may be available.

Please send resume to: Cindy Rubino, Library Director
Lewisboro Library
P.O. Box 477
15 Main Street
South Salem, New York 10590
(914) 875-9004

Library Director, Highland Falls Library

Adult Services Librarian, Fayetteville Free Library

This position is a full-time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt.


The Adult Services Librarian works as part of the professional team concentrating on library services to the adult patron base. This includes providing direct patron service, planning and executing programs for adults, and working to create marketing materials for library programs and services. This position receives general direction from Executive Director and Assistant Director.

Organization Profile

It is the mission of the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) to support the evolving needs of our community. Staff members work energetically and collaboratively to contribute to the success of our programs, spaces, collections, and services across all areas of the library, in addition to focusing on their area of primary responsibility. We have a team-based environment made up of flexible and responsive professionals committed to our community.

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Provides direct patron service, staffing reference desks in various areas of the library as needed
    • Provides resource recommendations using print and digital resources
    • Assists patrons in research and in utilizing technology
  • Acts as an integral member of the Adult Services Team
    • Identifies and addresses needs of adult demographic patron base
    • Researches current library trends for adult demographics
    • Plans and facilitates regular programming for adult patrons, identifying opportunities based on current trends and patron interest
    • Responsible for maintaining and scheduling the library’s arts and culture-focused programming, including programs such as concerts, movies, theatrical performances, speaker series, etc.
    • Coordinates monthly art shows and art receptions
    • Manages budget line for Arts and Culture programmings
    • Participates in planning and executing additional events and programs as needed
  • Acts as an integral member of the Marketing Team
    • Works with Assistant Director to create marketing materials for all of the library’s offerings via print, digital, and social media
  • Responsible for collection development of the library’s media collections in all formats
    • Purchases and maintains the library’s music and video collections; CDs, DVDs, blu-rays, and digital video and audio collections
    • Manages budget line for these collections
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent patron services skills and a commitment to serving our community
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
  • Ability to positively relate to and collaborate with community groups, library patrons, and other library staff members
  • Ability to understand and interpret library policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of service and programming trends for adults in public libraries
  • Strong technology skills required
  • Ability to design and layout effective brochures, flyers, and newsletters
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign preferred
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies and best practices, including social media, print, digital and email marketing preferred
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, evenings, and weekends


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited school
  • New York State Public Library Certificate

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and 3 professional reference to Heather Matzel, Executive Director, at

School Library Media Specialist, Chenango Valley CSD

Minimum Qualifications: NYS Certification in School Media Specialist (Library)

Application Requirements:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Completed applications
  4. Certifications (Copies of actual certificates as well as a print out of issued certificates from TEACH)
  5. Transcripts (Copies accepted with application until original transcripts are received)
  6. Letters of recommendation Salary: Per Chenango Valley Teacher’s Association Contract

Apply to: Michelle Feyerabend, Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Effective date: September 1, 2020

District Information:

The mission of the Chenango Valley School community is to provide educational opportunities to promote maximum learning potential for personal growth and social responsibility.
Our vision is to graduate students who will be:

  • Self-directed, lifelong learners
  • Respectful of self and others
  • Productive citizens of local and global communities

The Chenango Valley Central School District is located in Broome County in the Southern Tier of New York State. Broome County includes rolling hills and the confluence of the Susquehanna and Chenango Rivers. The district is served by the Binghamton Regional Airport, and has connections for Interstates 81 and 88, as well as Route 17. Binghamton University and Broome Community College are located in the area, giving residents access to exceptional and affordable higher education. In addition, a variety of cultural opportunities are available, including Roberson Science and Museum Center, Tri-Cities Opera, Binghamton Philharmonic, Broome County Historical Society, and many theatrical groups. The region is well-known as the "Carousel Capital," housing several original working carousels. Numerous other recreational opportunities abound, such as cross-country skiing, golf, and fishing. The area is host to two minor league professional sports teams: The B Mets double A baseball and Binghamton Senators AHL hockey programs.

Library Director, Gloversville Public Library (reopened)

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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