Long Island Library Resources Council

Jobline Information for Employers

  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 Erin, ehunter@lilrc.org.
  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. 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.
  6. No “job wanted” listings will be accepted.
  • June 25, 2019 9:31 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Reference Department 

    Librarian I* 

    Full Time Adult Program Coordinator 

    The South Country Library is looking for a dynamic, community oriented librarian to work with our Reference team. Primary responsibility will be to provide active reference service to a diverse community. 

    Position will include booking most adult programs and overseeing the adult program budget. 

    Excellent computer skills required. Candidate should be highly organized and able to communicate effectively. 

    Professional library experience required; programming experience a plus. 

    Some evenings and Saturdays are required; Sundays optional. 

    Salary: $46,000 annually, plus benefits. 

    Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: 

    Judy Kerstetter, Head of Reference 

    sctyref@sctylib.org by Friday, July 5, 2019 

    *Candidate must have a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. WE ARE AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • June 25, 2019 9:28 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Branch Head Librarian

    Parkville

    The Great Neck Library is seeking a Branch Librarian to head the thriving Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and professional skills are a must in this intensely active facility. This is a union position that reports to the Assistant Director.

    Responsibilities:

    Note: The duties listed below illustrate but do not limit the tasks performed by this classification.

    • Oversee all aspects of branch operations

    • Develop, deliver and continually evaluate and improve branch services

    • Supervise, train, motivate, schedule and evaluate all branch employees; guide staff toward the highest standards of customer service

    • Take lead role in providing reference and readers’ advisory services to customers

    • Maintain effective working partnerships with schools, community groups, etc.

    • Supervise money collection, including its safe-keeping and appropriate delivery to the Business Office

    • Work with other staff to plan and conduct branch activities and programs

    • Oversee building and property management functions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person(s)

    • Participate in developing the branch collection development including adding and deleting of all formats of materials

    • Implement and interpret library policies and procedures to staff and customers with the assistance of the Assistant Director and the Director

    • Prepare periodic status reports and statistical reports, etc., as assigned

    • Hold regular staff meetings and handle situations

    Additional Duties:

    • Attend meeting[s] as scheduled by Administration

    • Support and effectively implement Administration and Board policy, procedures, and core values

    • Attend Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars, and conferences as appropriate

    • Maintain an awareness of developments and changes in the profession through meetings and professional reading

    • Perform additional duties and assignments, as requested

    Skills Required:
    • Thorough knowledge of library service techniques, administrative practices, and materials selection

    • Ability to grasp users’ needs quickly and accurately

    • Ability to inspire and supervise library staff

    • Ability to analyze situations, and make suggestions for the improvement of service

    • Ability to utilize and recommend materials in a variety of formats (print, electronic, media)

    • Experience working with computers and Microsoft Office programs

    • Well versed in ILS systems such as Sierra and any other computers programs used in a library setting.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • MLS from ALA accredited college or university   

    • Minimum of five (5) years professional librarian experience

    • Supervisory experience as a branch librarian or department head highly desirable

    Salary commensurate with experience.  The starting salary is $64,500+, with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Reply with resume and cover letter via email by July 8, 2019 to: 

    Employment
    Great Neck Library
    159 Bayview Avenue
    Great Neck, NY  11023
    employment@greatnecklibrary.org

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

  • June 24, 2019 4:22 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Overview

    The Wyandanch Public Library seeks a dynamic Children's Librarian to become part of the Wyandanch Team. 

    Under the supervision of the Librarian II, the Children’s librarian works as part of the WPL team and performs basic library work with a strong  concentration on service to children (ages birth- 12). The incumbent will be responsible for taking the lead for all children services for this suburban library in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, which serves a diverse population of 12,000 residents. 

    This position requires professional knowledge of children services, high self motivation, strong interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively, and the passion for working in diverse communities. Class of 2019 LIS graduates are encouraged to apply.     

    Responsibilities

     Develops, maintains, and promotes the children's collection.

    • Plans, conducts, schedules, and evaluates age-appropriate programs

    • Maintains the attractive appearance of the children’s room/area 

    • Acts as an advocate for children and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, childcare centers and other local agencies that work with children

    • Periodically provides reference all age groups 

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • General experience working with the public in diverse communities

    • Knowledge of children's literature and programming as well as child development

    • Bilingual skills highly desirable

    • A). A Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the New York State Education Department, including or supplemented by a minimum of twelve (12) credits of course work in children’s services, with at least three (3) credits in children’s literature, or a valid New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and a minimum of twelve (12) credits of course work in children’s services, including at least three (3) credits in children’s literature; or,

    •  B). A Master’s Degree in Library Science or a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the New York State Education Department or a valid New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate and one (1) year of experience as a professional librarian working in the Children’s Services area of a library; or,

    NOTE:  Professional experience is defined as experience gained after being awarded a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS), or a Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) or a valid New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

    •   c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).

    Job Type: Full-time (Provisional) 

    To Apply:

    Please submit a meaningful cover letter along with your resume,and the names of three current references to:Frederick Lopez, Librarian II,  Wyandanch Public Library, 14 South 20th Street Wyandanch, NY 11798 or email: fred.lopez@wyandanchlibrary.org

    Application deadline is :  Monday, July 1st, 2019
  • June 24, 2019 11:32 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part Time Librarian Position Available – 20 Hrs/week 

    PURPOSE: The Bryant Library is seeking a flexible and collaborative professional to join the Reference Department. This position requires comprehensive knowledge of library science, databases, current technologies, and community resources. 

    COVERAGE NEEDED: Week days including up to two nights a week, two Saturdays a month and Sundays as needed. 

    RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    ● Responsible for scheduled coverage at the reference desk.
    ● Assists and instructs patrons with print material and online searches, computer software applications, reference/in-depth research, community referrals, and outside sources/collections.
    ● Promotes library services through tours, outreach, demonstrations, talks, and displays.
    ● Works with the Young Adult Librarian to provide instruction and programming for staff and patrons, and coordinates activities in the makerspace.
    ● Assists with collection development.
    ● Performs other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications: 

    ● M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school.
    ● Prior adult reference services and makerspace experience in a public library is preferred.
    ● Excellent computer and organizational skills as related to libraries is required.
    ● Database and Internet searching experience is required.
    ● Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (Sierra), our Integrated Library System is a plus.
    ● Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required.
    ● Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to form effective working relationships with staff and public is necessary.
    ● Commitment to excellent customer service. 

    Minimum Starting salary: $32.24 per hour
    We are a member of the New York State Retirement System. This is not a Civil Service position. 

    Send Resume by July 12, 2019 to Julie Klein Email: jobsref@bryantlibrary.org
  • June 11, 2019 3:10 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part-Time Computer Technician Copiague Memorial Public Library

    The Copiague Memorial Public Library is seeking a part-time (12-15 hours per week) Computer Technician.

    The Library’s Systems staff is responsible for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of the Library’s software and hardware systems.  The Library maintains public access and staff workstations and

    operates a variety of network systems. The ideal candidate should be eager to learn and able to work with both Library patrons and staff.

    Salary is $25.31 per hour. This position requires nights and weekends. Bilingual preferred.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Candidates must be eligible for the position under Civil Service Guidelines:  Candidates must have graduated from high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma and have one year of technical computer experience with includes monitoring, maintaining or repairing computer systems and/or experience in the modification of such systems. 

    (Note:  Education in a related field including Computer Science or instruction in the maintenance, repair or modification of computer systems attained at an accredited college or university or from a non-degree-granting computer training institution will be substituted for up to six months of experience.)

    If interested, please call or e-mail Jason Forshee at 631-691-1111 ext. 23, jforshee@copiaguelibrary.org.


  • June 11, 2019 9:15 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part-Time Entry Level Librarian / Trainee Position Available

    The Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, friendly and creative librarian to join our Adult Services team.  

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Provide reference, research and reader’s advisory service at a busy adult services desk.

    • Assist patrons in the use of public computers, computer management/printing system, document scanner and copy machine.

    • Utilize the Sierra ILS for holds management and program registration.  

    • Instruct patrons in the use of mobile devices, including iPads, Kindles, Nooks and Android based systems in conjunction with digital services.

    • Share responsibility for collection development, programming and outreach services.

    • Assist with updating the Library’s website and social media accounts.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • MLS from an ALA accredited library school or completion of a minimum of twelve credits towards the degree.

    • The ability to work a flexible schedule is required.  Shifts will include days, nights and weekends totaling approximately 17.5 hours per week.

    • Proficiency in the use of all user-based technologies such as email, social media, mobile devices, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office.

    • Understanding of proactive customer service.

    • Desire to work in a diverse community.

    • Ability to work effectively with all age groups.

    • Ability to work independently as well as successfully on a team.

    • Proficiency/Fluency in Spanish preferred.

    • Experience with WordPress preferred.

    • Experience in a public library preferred.

    To apply:

    Email a resume, a brief cover letter and the contact information for 3 business references to:  Andrew Story

    Head of Adult Services

    astory@bsbwlibrary.org
    (631) 665-4350

  • May 31, 2019 3:37 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Resource Sharing Librarian   

    State University of New York at Old Westbury

    The State University of New York at Old Westbury is seeking a Resource Sharing Librarian. The Resource Sharing Librarian is responsible for the daily interlibrary loan operations including setting policies and procedures.  The Librarian supervises, trains, and evaluates Interlibrary Loan staff and student assistants and reports to the Library Director.  Ensures CONTU copyright compliance. The Librarian will serve as the direct liaison for the School of Business (SOB). The Librarian provides reference services in-person and online; teaches information literacy sessions; produces web-based research guides; reviews policies and makes recommendations to the Director; keeps current with relevant technologies and methods; and prepares quantitative and qualitative reports monthly and as requested.

    This is a 12-month tenure-track position.  The Librarian engages in college service and maintains professional development through continuing education and professional organizations.  Other duties may be assigned, and some evening and weekend are required.  The successful candidate will be cooperative and confident, customer-centered, and eager to engage with the changing services and methods of libraries. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage and provide leadership to Old Westbury’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) department.

    • Supervise and train unit staff (full time staff and student workers if needed).

    • Participate in ILL request fulfillment and provide relevant professional expertise and troubleshooting as needed.

    • Ensures copyright and CONTU compliance are upheld.

    • Continuously assess and improve resource sharing software functioning (currently ILLiad and Exlibris).

    • Explore, plan, and oversee resource sharing initiatives.

    • Serve as liaison to the Business Department with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.

    • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.

    • In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to (SOB) undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

    • Maintains relationships with key contacts at member libraries, partners and vendors related to ILL and resource sharing.

    • Participates in other resource sharing related activities within SUNY.

    Required Qualifications:
    • A Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree from a ALA-accredited program.

    • A minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience in an academic, specialized or public library.

    • Supervisory, leadership, and/or project management experience.

    • Strong customer service orientation.

    • Experience with Libguides or comparable tools.

    • Experienced user of Microsoft Excel or Access.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.

    • Ability to effectively adapt to and use emerging library technologies and software.

    • Knowledge of the essential components of CONTU and copyright.

    • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.

    • Undergraduate or graduate business degree.

    • Demonstrable knowledge of business resources, both print and electronic.

    • Experience working in resource sharing/interlibrary loan.

    Application Instructions:

    A cover letter with a resume and contact information (to include name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references should be submitted online at:  https://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com

    Only applications submitted online will be considered.

    CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  June 30, 2019

    VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

    We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

    Additional Information:

    The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

    The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    The Annual Security and Fire Report is filed as required by federal law. The purpose of this report is to provide faculty, staff and students with campus safety information, including crime statistics and safety policies and procedures. The report contains information regarding security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the previous three calendar years. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University Police Department (516) 876-3333 or by downloading a copy.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.


    Position Type:  Faculty
    Official Budget Title:  Senior Assistant Librarian
    Campus Title:     Resource Sharing Librarian
    Department:  Library
    FTE:  Full-time
    Negotiating Unit:  UUP
    Salary Grade:  NSN3
    FLSA Status:  Exempt

  • May 24, 2019 11:15 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Circulation Supervisor - Part-time, evenings and weekends 
    State University of New York at Old Westbury

    The Library at State University of New York at Old Westbury seeks to hire a part-time evening and weekend Circulation Supervisor.  This part-time position will report to the Library Director.  

    Responsibilities include:
    • Supervise the Circulation services and desk operations.  

    • Coordinates shelving and stacks management.  

    • Manage Reserves and Circulation.

    • Train and supervise student workers.

    • Help coordinate service schedules to maximize use of student workers.

    • Assist in planning and implementation of ongoing training of student workers.

    • Assist with workflows as needed, including reserves processing, ILL processing, retrieval, shelving, and resolving service issues.

    • Assist with quality control of services, workflows, and efficiency in Circulation.

    • Provide advanced-level assistance on patron account issues as needed.

    • Collaborate with the Library Director on service coverage, process improvements, workflow analysis, and service improvements.

    • Assist with data collection and assessment.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Job Specific Skills:
    • Good supervisory and management skills.

    • Knowledge of library systems and applications.

    • Experience working with office software and tools.

    • Strong skills in public or customer service and efficient service.

    • Good skills in understanding, analyzing, and solving problems related to library service and operations.

    • Creativity, flexibility and ability to adapt to change.

    • Good verbal, written and communication skills.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience;

    • A minimum of six (6) months of lead and/or supervisory experience, preferably in a public services or customer service environment;

    • Experience working with different technologies.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree;

    • One (1) year experience in a library, public or an academic setting;

    • Supervisory experience in a library setting.

    Work Schedule:

    Saturday: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 
    Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Monday: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Tuesday: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Wednesday: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Thursday: Off 
    Friday: Off

    Note: Summer and holiday schedule will change and may include earlier or later shift and one weekend day off.

    Application Instructions:

    A resume, cover letter and contact information (to include name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references should be submitted online at:  https://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com

    Only applications submitted online will be considered.

    CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS:  extended until June 30, 2019

    VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

    We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

    Additional Information:

    The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

    The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    The Annual Security and Fire Report is filed as required by federal law. The purpose of this report is to provide faculty, staff and students with campus safety information, including crime statistics and safety policies and procedures. The report contains information regarding security and personal safety, including topics such as crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the previous three calendar years. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the University Police Department (516) 876-3333 or by downloading a copy.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

    Position Type:  Professional
    Official Budget Title:  Instructional Support Associate
    Campus Title:     Circulation Supervisor
    Department:  Library
    FTE:  Part-time
    Negotiating Unit:  UUP
    Salary Grade:  SL2
    FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

    About SUNY Old Westbury:

    SUNY Old Westbury is a dynamic and diverse public liberal arts college that fosters academic excellence through close interaction among students, faculty and staff.  Old Westbury weaves the values of integrity, community engagement, and global citizenship into the fabric of its academic programs and campus life. In an environment that cultivates critical thinking, empathy, creativity and intercultural understanding, we endeavor to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world.  The College is a community of students, teachers, staff, and alumni bound together in mutual support, respect, and dedication to the Mission.

  • May 16, 2019 3:07 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Bryant Library Assistant Director

    The Bryant Library seeks a dynamic administrator to work collaboratively with the Library Director, Board of Trustees and staff to ensure that the needs of our patrons are met and satisfied.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Assist the Director with a wide variety of administrative tasks such as budget preparation, writing policies and procedures, staff selection and development of new services, and is directly responsible for overseeing personnel matters within the library.
    • As a member of the administrative team, provide input and assistance to the Director in strategic and long range planning.
    • Ensures outcome of assigned administrative areas are aligned with the Director’s organizational goals and agenda.
    • Serves as liaison between departments, and other agencies affiliated to the library; negotiates and resolves significant issues.
    • Participates in the development and administration of departmental budgets; directs and coordinates budget monitoring system; provide policy direction and operating procedures regarding expenditures.
    • General supervision of staff.
    • Attend monthly Board meetings.
    • Assist in the development of improved customer service practices and techniques.
    • Conduct staff meetings/training sessions with all staff.
    • Work with Facilities Manager to provide a safe environment for both patrons and staff.
    • Manages the facilities maintenance of the library including planning and budgeting, service agreements, and vendor performance, providing recommendations to the Director.
    • Oversee the storage and disposal of archival and business office documents.
    • Represent the Library at community and group meetings, including Friends of Bryant Library.
    • Act as the Director in his/her absence.
    • Assist the director in the writing and implementing of grants.
    • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

    Required Skills:

    • The ability to express oneself effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • The ability to delegate, supervise and collaborate with staff.
    • General knowledge of public service management theory and practice, including the preeminence of customer satisfaction, financial and strategic planning using goals and objectives, staff development and supervision methods, time management, organizational skills, and community relations.
    • Possess strong leadership skills.

    Qualifications:

    • Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited graduate library school.
    • Minimum of five years administrative experience.

    All of the above is subject to change based on the Library’s needs.

    Salary Commensurate with Experience, full benefits package, NYS Retirement System.

    Email cover letter and resume by Friday, June 28, 2019 to Victor Caputo, Library Director, Bryant Library, 2 Paper Mill Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, at assistant@bryantlibrary.org.

  • May 08, 2019 12:13 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)
    Reference Librarian

    LIBRARIAN (REFERENCE), GS-1410-09

    The Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY seeks a professional with proven experience providing librarian services in the areas of reference, circulation, interlibrary loan, information literacy, electronic resources, and other professional duties and responsibilities preferably on a college/university campus or military installation.

    To qualify for this position, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

    • Experience providing a range of reference and research services in a variety of subject areas to meet the needs of patrons.

    • Experience identifying electronic resources, including but not limited to databases, electronic journals, and e-books for consideration, establishing product trials for evaluation, applying license and contract terms related to electronic resources.

    This is a permanent, full-time federal government position. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen. The salary range begins at $59,173 per year. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

    For more details please see the vacancy announcement for status candidates at

    MARAD.MMA-2019-0058   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533021200

    or for all citizens at  

    MARAD.MMA-2019-0059  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/533022200

    You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on 5/28/2019

    If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to transjobs@dot.gov or call us at (202)366-1298.

    If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact:

    Donna Selvaggio, Chief Librarian at (516) 726-5747 or selvaggiod@usmma.edu



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