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  1. All job openings for all types of libraries may be listed, including full- and part-time, professional and support staff.
  2. Job listings may be e-mailed to Eliscia at ecirrone@lilrc.org; please send as a word document.  (If someone is leaving your institution, or changing positions, please include that in the email to keep your account records up to date). 
  3. Listings will be retained for three weeks if no deadline is specified.
  4. There is no charge for this service. LILRC provides this program in support of the library community.
  5. Job postings must have job title, location (organization), duties and responsibilities, requirements, and instructions on how to apply. 
  6. The salary figure does not have to be listed, but we must be assured that all job openings posted meet the latest minimum starting salary levels as adopted by the county library associations.
  7. No “job wanted” listings will be accepted.
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  • May 23, 2022 11:48 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Requirements & Duties: 

    • Desire to work with children, teens, and caregivers 
    • Strong customer service skills 
    • Strong technology skills, including digital library services 
    • Programming for children and teens, birth through Grade 12 
    • Reference, research and reader’s advisory 
    • Collection development 
    • Community and outreach engagement 
    • Gain working knowledge of library policies and procedures 
    • Other duties as assigned 

    Qualifications: 

    • MLS Degree or currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school Must meet Civil Service Department requirements for Children’s Librarian/Trainee  position 
    • Must be able to make sustainability-conscious workplace decisions 

    Hours: 

    11-17.5 hours per week, including nights and weekend rotation

    Rate: (22/23 Fiscal year hourly rate) 

    $30.76/hr. for Librarian I, $24.31-$26.77/hr. for Librarian Trainee based on credits

    Apply by June 24: 

    Submit your cover letter and resume to hr@cplib.org or fax: 631-928-6307 

    Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

    The Comsewogue Public Library does not discriminate in employment or the provision of services. The  Library’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is found at: https://www.cplib.org/about/documents/ 

    The Library is committed to proactive, fair, legal recruitment processes and practices carried out in a  professional and welcoming manner. 

  • May 23, 2022 11:29 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    The Elwood Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and customer service-oriented Librarian l or Librarian Trainee for a part-time position. The successful candidate should possess strong communication and organizational skills, along with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. The successful candidate should be excited to try new things and possess a willingness to think outside of the box.

    • The Elwood Public Library is a supportive workplace where employees are encouraged to embrace and share their unique skill sets with each other and the community. 
    • Daytime and weekend availability is required and flexibility is a plus. 

    Duties:

    • Interact with adults, teens, and children at a busy Information Desk
    • Provide a positive and proactive customer service experience for patrons of all ages 
    • Assist patrons in the use of library resources and technology
    • Responsible for special projects

    Interested candidates may apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to:


    Joan Wagner, Head of Information Services

    Elwood Public Library

    jwagner@elwoodlibrary.org

    The Elwood Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

  • May 23, 2022 9:07 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 with generous benefits package.

    Position Description:

    Under general supervision, an employee in this position performs professional-level librarian duties.  The work may be specialized in nature or may consist of the more difficult tasks in more than one area. In absence of administration, supervision is exercised over professional and paraprofessional staff and participates in training of library staff in the library.  The work is reviewed by the Director through conferences, reports and observation and annual performance review.  Does related work and other duties as required.

    Major Areas of Responsibility:

    • May assist in the assignment and review of professional and paraprofessional staff, and training of Library Staff.
    • Provides difficult advisory and guidance services to library users
    • Provides library informational, reference and referral services
    • Performs original cataloging and classification of library materials
    • Compiles bibliographies; selects or assists in the selection of books and other library materials
    • Attends conferences, workshops, and in-service training sessions to keep informed of professional developments.
    • Represents the library at community and professional meetings

    Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

    • Works closely with other departments of the library
    • Assists the Director in planning and developing adult & reference policies and procedures
    • Helps coordinate cross-department programs and events
    • Makes decisions that may include the following:
    •    Handle problems with library users.
    •    Create more efficient ways to run the department.
    • Generates reports including monthly statistics
    • Responsible for the ordering of circulating adult and reference materials. This includes non-fiction, test and civil service prep, other media, video games, and magazines. 
    • Instructs patrons in the use of search terminals, computers, tablets, phones, PlayStation, Xbox, Wii, and television. 
    • Tracks departmental supplies and initiates orders for new or replacement items.
    • Prepares flyers, bookmarks, and other promotional materials. 
    • Responsible for updating online outreach services. This includes social media and the newsletter. 
    • Greets library users at the desk and by phone and responds to routine requests.
    • Regularly attends meetings that may include SCLS adult, and reference services meetings, head of adult, and reference meetings and department head meetings.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    (Note that these requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

    • Thorough knowledge of modern public library organization, materials, methods, and services
    • Thorough knowledge of the employing library's policies and procedures
    • Thorough knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources
    • Thorough knowledge of the needs and makeup of the library district's population
    • Ability to supervise the work of professional and paraprofessional personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other supervisors, co-workers, library users, members of professional library organizations and community groups
    • Ability and willingness to participate in cultural and intellectual activities of the community; ability to express oneself clearly, both orally and in writing
    • Courtesy
    • Good judgment
    • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position

    Education and Experience:

    • Degree or equivalent experience: ALA accredited Master of Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent degree title. 
    • Years of experience: At least 1 year as an entry level librarian, focus on adult and reference services and programming preferred. Willing to train right candidate.
    • Certification: Must have and maintain NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate

    Physical Demands:

    (These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable

    accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the above-described essential functions.)

    • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to talk and hear.
    • The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel.
    • The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, occasionally climb or balance, and to occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
    • Extended periods of repetitive hand work are required.
    • Extended periods of sitting and using computers are common.
    • Extended periods of standing may be required.
    • Extended periods of walking may be required.
    • Ability to push or pull up to 100 pounds with mechanical assistance.
    • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds, manually.

    Work Environment:

    (While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.)

    • The employee may occasionally be exposed to chemicals used in common cleaning products.
    •  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate but may
    • occasionally be loud.
    • In general, most of the workday will be in an office environment.

    Conclusion:

    This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

    Relocation expenses are not available for this position, and reliable transportation is required. Local candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email your resume, cover letter and three professional or educational references to Tom Vitale, Library Director at director@floydmemoriallibrary.org 

  • May 19, 2022 3:18 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Rogers Memorial Library seeks a proactive and personable Librarian who believes in providing excellent customer service to join the staff of the Adult Reference Department.

    Job Description:

    • Serve as the Local History Librarian, assisting with local history research as well as adding to and digitizing the local history collection
    •  Provide reference, research and reader’s advisory services
    • Assist patrons in the use of electronic and digital devices
    • Process passport applications as a Passport Acceptance Agent 
    •  Share responsibilities for collection development (e.g. travel and local history collection) and occasional programs (e.g. one-on-one genealogy; local history classes)

    Required Qualifications:

    •  MLS from an ALA-accredited library school  
    •  Strong computer and communication skills
    • Commitment to proactive customer service
    • Avid reader
    • Bilingual a plus

    Hours:

    Schedule requires two evenings and one or two Saturday per month; Sundays (12:15-5) are on rotation with other reference staff.

    Salary commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefits.

    Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume and two references by Friday, June 3rd to:

    Beth Gates, Head of Reference

    Rogers Memorial Library 

    91 Coopers Farm Rd.

    Southampton, NY 11968

    beth@myrml.org

  • May 19, 2022 11:26 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    The Great Neck Library is seeking energetic, detail oriented, service driven Librarian(s) in the Reference Department for a very active, culturally diverse library system in a highly educated community.  The successful candidate(s) will assist patrons in finding books, other materials, and information both on-line and in print, reader’s advisory, digital services, collection development and adult programming. Excellent interpersonal, communication and professional skills are a must. 

    Duties and Responsibilities include:

    • Database searching, computer assistance, resource selection and collection development,  book discussions and book displays.
    • Position may involve prolong periods of sitting and lifting of up to 25 lbs.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications & Experience Required:

    • Basic understanding of MARC records, AACR2 cataloging standards and Dewey Decimal call number system 
    • Knowledge of Sierra, First Search, Microsoft Word and Excel preferred
    • MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited institution
    • NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate required at time of employment 

    Schedule:

    Full Time –35 hours/week

    includes one late night plus alternate Saturdays. Sundays as needed.

    Starting Salary Range:

    The minimum starting salary is $53,260+, with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a Union Position.


    Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by June 1, 2022:

    Great Neck Library

    159 Bayview Ave.

    Great Neck, NY  11023

    employment@greatnecklibrary.org

    No Phone Calls Please

  • May 18, 2022 4:04 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    The Great Neck Library is seeking reliable, detail-oriented individuals to shelve library materials and maintain shelf order.

    Duties and Responsibilities include:

    • Daily shelving tasks
    • Shifting/moving books and materials using carts
    • Position involves standing, bending and lifting/moving up to 25 lbs.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications & Experience Required:

    • Excellent alphanumeric skills

    Schedule: 

    10-20 hours per week includes Saturdays

    Starting Salary Range:

    $15.00 per hour 


    Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by 6/3/2022:

    Great Neck Library

    159 Bayview Ave.

    Great Neck, NY  11023

    employment@greatnecklibrary.org

    No Phone Calls Please

    The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • May 17, 2022 9:56 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    The Great Neck Library is seeking a creative, energetic, detail oriented, service driven Senior Librarian in the Children’s Department for a very active, culturally diverse children’s library in a highly educated community.  The successful candidate will provide assistance with general administrative duties to the Childrens Department Head and will assist patrons in finding books, other materials, and information both on-line and in print, reader’s advisory, digital services, collection development and childrens programming. Excellent interpersonal, communication and professional skills are a must. 

    Duties and Responsibilities include:

    • Weekly staff scheduling, staff supervision and serve in charge of the department in the Department Head’s absence
    • Material Ordering
    • Conducting Programs and Special Events
    • Outreach
    • Function as person-in-charge of the library on scheduled nights and weekends
    • Position may involve prolong periods of sitting and lifting of up to 25 lbs.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications & Experience Required:

    • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution 
    • New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate required at time of employment
    • Minimum of three (3) years Librarian Experience

    Schedule:

    Full time – 35 hours/week, includes one night plus Saturday rotation.

    Sundays as needed. 

    Starting Salary Range:

    The minimum starting salary is $61,640 plus full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a Union Position.

    Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by 6/1/2022:

    Great Neck Library

    159 Bayview Ave.

    Great Neck, NY  11023

    employment@greatnecklibrary.org

    No Phone Calls Please. The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • May 12, 2022 2:15 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    The Westhampton Free Library seeks an energetic, service-oriented, child-centered professional to join Youth Services. The successful candidate should enjoy interacting with the public and have a strong interest and knowledge of children and their developmental stages. 

    Requirements: 

    • Strong desire to work with children and their caregivers 
    • Strong customer service skills 
    • Strong technology skills, including digital library services 
    • Knowledge of children’s literature 
    • Time management skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

    Duties: 

    • Provide reference, research and reader’s advisory 
    • Develop and conduct programs for ages Birth through grade 6 
    • Plans and participates in liaison activities with community 
    • Prepare exhibits, displays and publicity materials 
    • Other duties as assigned 

    Qualifications: 

    • Master’s Degree in Library Science(MLS), or enrolled in an ALA accredited Library Science program, or Bachelor’s Degree 
    • Minimum of one(1) year experience working with children in a library or school setting 
    • Flexibility to work mornings, afternoons and weekends. 35 Hours per week Union Eligible 

    Salary commensurate with experience 

    Interested applicants should send or email a cover letter, resume and three references by Friday, June 3, 2022 

    Sonja L. Roese, Head of Youth Services 

    sonja@westhamptonlibrary.org

  • May 12, 2022 1:40 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Per Diem

    Admin Support

    Molloy College Main Campus, Rockville Centre, NY, US

    Hours

    This position is only scheduled when needed as a substitute for regular staff. Library hours during the academic year when they may be needed are: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday 12:00PM to 8:00PM. Hours vary during the summer and other times when classes are not in session.

    May be scheduled during evening or weekend hours. 

    GENERAL PURPOSE 

    • The Library Assistant-Patron Services (Substitute) helps students, faculty, and employees of Molloy College with borrowing materials and using the resources of the James E. Tobin Library and performs other tasks to insure the smooth operation of the Library over the course of the day. The ideal candidate has experience working in a patron services/circulation role at an academic institution and is familiar with the Alma integrated library system or another comparable ILS. They are detail oriented, highly organized, able to work independently and as part of a team, and have strong customer service skills for diverse populations.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    • Utilize the integrated library system (ILS) to loan and return library materials, and verify patron information.
    • Assist patrons by answering or directing questions pertaining to resources in the Library, on the Molloy campus, as well as outside of Molloy.
    • Guide patrons in the use of Library technology, including printers, scanners, microform readers, video players, and the self-check kiosk.
    • Perform tasks to prepare the Library for opening and/or closing and to insure the smooth operation of the Library over the course of the day.

    DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • 1-3 years of work related experience
    • Microsoft Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word)
    • Alma or other ILS

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Interested applicants should submit the following materials with their application:

    • Cover Letter 
    • Resume

    RESPONSIBILITY FOR PUBLIC CONTACT

    Daily contact requiring courtesy, discretion, and sound judgment.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  

    WORK ENVIRONMENT 

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet. 

    The duties listed above are intended only as illustration of various types of work that may be preformed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. 

    Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service and community, is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership. 

    All Molloy College employees are expected to display an understanding of and a commitment to the College's mission and core values; foster relationships with a spirit of inclusivity, compassion and respect; appreciate and celebrate differences and support a welcoming and hospitable environment that is responsive and helpful to all members of the Molloy community and beyond. 

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

    Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

    Molloy College does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, or military status; in its administration of educational policies, programs or activities; its admissions policies; or in employment practices. Molloy College takes its responsibility seriously to establish an environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the institutional community are respected. In its effort to provide an optimal learning environment the College seeks the appointment of persons who are highly qualified and whose background is appropriate to fill each vacancy. It is College policy to recruit, employ, retain and promote employees without discrimination regarding sex, race, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or physical disability. In selecting for employment, the College is committed to the highest standard of excellence and will select the best qualified candidate. In cases where there are equally qualified candidates for positions, selection will be made from those groups of persons who have been identified by the Federal and State Governments as having been discriminated against in the past.

  • May 11, 2022 12:41 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The Administrative Assistant’s primary responsibility is to provide excellent service to the Adelphi community. They will consistently demonstrate a strong commitment to service within the context of the mission of the library and the University. This includes knowledge of policies and procedures, participating in service development, and working knowledge of both online and physical resources. Additional responsibilities include processing of all User Service related requests (ex. Fulfillment, Reading Lists, Connect NY and Interlibrary Borrowing etc.). Administrative Assistant will adapt to meet the evolving needs of students, faculty and administration.

    Our union positions have excellent benefits including Tuition Remission for the employee, spouse and dependent children. A pre-employment assessment on Microsoft Word and or Excel will be conducted.

    REPORTS TO:  Manager of User Services

    RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

    • The Administrative Assistant will identify, locate, use, and teach others to use basic print and electronic resources and - confer with colleagues including librarians when necessary. The Administrative Assistant will perform a basic reference interview, and refer to a subject matter expert when appropriate.
    • Demonstrate commitment to and participation in library services:
      • Articulate to others the mission and goals of the library and the services it provides. This includes knowledge/awareness of services provided by other library and campus wide departments, and promoting the library during admission events, such as Open House, Accepted Students Day, Orientation, etc.
      • Serve as an advocate for the library and display an attitude that demonstrates a strong commitment to service.
      • Consistently provide high quality service in person, over the phone, and electronically.
      • Regularly attend meetings, training, and conferences - use the information learned at these sessions to develop and share knowledge across library departments.
      • Actively participate in the development of services by keeping informed of issues, policies and procedures; contributing to staff meetings and debriefings, and serving on related committees. Make recommendations for service improvement.
      • Respond to patron inquiries and provide service in person, electronically, by telephone.
    • Process all User Service related requests (ex. Fulfillment, Reading Lists, Connect NY, and Interlibrary Borrowing etc.).
    • Perform building opening and/or closing procedures as needed.
    • Maintain statistics and compile reports.
    • Learn and use the various resources the library provides, this includes but is not limited to: Book scanner, self-checkout, Alma, ILLiad, LibGuides, etc.
    • In order to support student success and considering the library is sometimes the only resource on campus open, the assistant should have strong website navigation skills to assist students in finding the information they need.
    • Provide general library orientation tours as requested.
    • Collaborate with other colleagues to arrange coverage in case of absences, whether planned or unplanned.
    • Regularly checks in with the supervisor and closely monitors email and responds quickly to requests or questions from students, faculty and employees.
    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

    REQUIREMENTS: (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

    • Excellent public service skills and positive attitude are essential - should be able to anticipate, listen to, understand and respond to patron needs.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
    • Strong computer skills - MS Office and Google suite and other standard office software, including chat clients required.
    • Knowledge of OneSearch, e-reference, ebook central, WorldCat, Reading Lists, Kanopy preferred.
    • Must be comfortable learning new databases and technologies.
    • Ability to work independently, and in a group setting.
    • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple activities and projects.
    • Ability to perform detailed work accurately.
    • Ability to work with diverse populations and all levels of the campus community.
    • Excellent time management skills, communication skills and familiarity with Zoom and Google Hangouts.
    • Adapts to a changing work environment and assists in other areas of the library as needed.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Physically able to push heavy book carts and hold up to 10 lbs.
    • Shelve and retrieve materials on high and low shelves, including the ability to go up and down stepladders.

    EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Library experience preferred.

    HOURS:

    • Part Time regular workday is 5 hours per day, 25 hours per week.
    • Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.
    • Saturday, 8:30am – 1:30pm.
    • Opens the library on Saturday and backup opener Tuesday - Friday (7:15 am - 12:15pm).

    ABOUT ADELPHI:

    Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 7,500 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students 75 undergraduate programs, more than 70 master’s degree and doctoral programs, and 55 certificate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 118,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 44 states and 65 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.

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