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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.
  • 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.

  • May 10, 2022 12:45 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Skills Required:

    The Great Neck Library is seeking a well-organized, detail oriented and computer literate part time clerk for the Business Office, reporting directly to the Business Manager

    • Duties and responsibilities include:
    • Matches invoices to purchase orders and prepares checks for mailing 
    • Prepares and sends retiree notices 
    • Attaches checks to invoices and filing of invoices 
    • Prepare new A/P folders
    • Counts cash from all locations and prepares bank deposits
    • Maintains overtime spreadsheet and dispatches pay stubs to employees
    • Position may involve prolong periods of sitting and lifting of up to 25 lbs.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications & Experience Required:

    • Associates Degree in Accounting (Bachelor’s Degree a plus) 
    • Minimum of 2 years accounting experience 
    • Sage (Peachtree) Accounting and AccuData Payroll experience a plus

    Schedule:

    Part time – 10-15 hours per week; Monday-Friday

    Starting Salary Range:

    $17.50-$22.50 per hour (Rate commensurate with experience)

    Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by 5/23/2022:

    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 06, 2022 9:25 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    The Board of Trustees of the Mattituck-Laurel Library are looking for a community-oriented and  creative Library Director. 

    The successful candidate must possess strong communication skills, work well with the  trustees, staff and public and build on our high-quality service. This administrator must provide  vision and leadership in the position of Library Director.  

    The Library is located in Mattituck (Town of Southold) on the bucolic North Fork of Long Island  and includes the hamlets of Mattituck and Laurel. The Library district consists of 5,817 residents  and has over 3,000 homes. The Library’s budget is $1.5 million and it has a collection of over  60,000 items. The Library is staffed with 6 full-time and 15 part-time personnel. The Library  Director reports to a seven-member board and should have public relations talent and be able  to forge strong community partnerships. 

    Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school, a New  York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate, and five or more years of satisfactory  professional library experience. 

    Salary commensurate with experience. The Library does not participate in the NYS retirement  system but does contribute 7% of salary to a 403b plan with no match requirement. 

    Please note that this library is not a civil service library, is not unionized and does not have a  staff association. 

    Please forward your resume and cover letter to Derek McLean, Board President, at search@mattlibrary.org by May 11, 2022.

  • May 04, 2022 9:29 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Sayville Library is seeking a part-time Library Clerk for a busy Teen Department. The starting  rate for this position is $17.00 per hour. Approximately 17 hours per week which includes at  least one evening. Weekends on a rotating basis. 

    Job Description: 

    • Provide prompt, knowledgeable and courteous service to visitors in Teen Central Assist Librarians in development and presentation of teen programs & events Assist teen patrons locating library materials and with the use of technology available in the Library 
    • Perform routine clerical duties including preparing contracts, invoices and statistical reports 
    • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned 

    Desired skills: 

    • Experience working with young adults (grades 6-12) 
    • Experience using Sierra Integrated Library System 
    • Familiarity with young adult literature 
    • Experience working with social media and MS Office 
    • Strong customer service & time management skills 
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues Dependable, flexible and detail-oriented 

    Minimum Qualifications: 

    • Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school  equivalency diploma. 

    To be considered for this position please email your resume by Friday, May 20, 2022 to: jobs@sayvillelibrary.org

  • May 03, 2022 10:46 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Assisting patrons and staff with computer applications (Windows/Mac; WiFi; mobile devices etc.).
    • Assisting staff with hardware problems/maintenance.
    • Assist staff with use of media systems in community meeting rooms.
    • Assist staff with library website. 
    • Create and present courses for patrons on using current and emerging technologies
    • Assist with photocopier maintenance.
    • Assist staff with statistics compilation.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Be outgoing and patron service orientated.
    • Have working knowledge of computer basics, Microsoft Office, and Google products.
    • Have working knowledge of smart devices.
    • Become comfortable with an assortment of in-house technology such as scanners, Print Budii, SAM, screen projectors, etc. 
    • Be willing to discover and learn new and emerging technologies.
    • Be able to multitask, quickly shift between duties, and set priorities
    • Be an excellent team player and willing to help wherever needed most.
    • Bilingual a plus. 

    Hours Available:

    35 Hours per week, including some evenings  and weekends

    Send resume to Steve Alcalde, Supervisor, Technology Services

    Rogers Memorial Library

    steven@myrml.org

    631-283-0774 ext 512

  • May 02, 2022 1:27 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Description of Position: 

    An employee in this class supports multiple departments, including Circulation, Computer Lab, Adult Services, Youth and Family Services, and general information regarding the library’s services. Reports to the Network & Systems Administrator. 

    Salary $15.90 Per Hour 

    Major Duties 

    1. Assists and trains patrons in use of computers, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines.
    2. Assist patrons with the basic use of internet resources and standard computer softwares.
    3. Execute opening and closing procedures successfully. 
    4. Enforce the library’s policies concerning the use of public computers and computer equipment.
    5. Maintain department equipment in good working condition. 
    6. Answer telephone calls in a courteous manner. 
    7. Attend appropriate meetings, workshops, and seminars. 
    8. Perform library circulation and service desk duties; use an automated system (Sierra), register new borrowers, and may collect fines and fees. 
    9. Assisting patrons in locating library materials. 
    10. Assist patrons with readers' advisory. 
    11. Order and maintain records for library books and materials; assists in routine cataloging of library books and materials; create and maintain program records, meeting room use paperwork, and statistics. 

    Qualifications & Abilities 

    ● High school graduate or equivalent. 
    ● Background or interest in working with computers, both hardware and software.
    ● Willingness to explore and research solutions to computer problems as they arise.
    ● Ability to train/assist others in use of equipment, software, and related items.
    ● Ability to interact with patrons and staff of all ages in a positive and patient manner
    ● Good Communication skills, both verbal and written. 
    ● Ability to work some nights and weekend hours. 
    ● Ability to operate all equipment necessary to perform job duties. 
    ● Knowledge of Sierra Integrated Library System is highly desirable. 

    Job descriptions are meant to be general guides to the duties and responsibilities of the job and are not intended to list every possible task an employee may be called upon to perform.

    Interested candidates should email a letter of intent & resume to 

    cory.burns@riverheadlibrary.orgby 5/4/2022.

  • April 27, 2022 2:19 PM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Position Description:

    The Library Experience Specialist provides direct service to library users as well as performing basic clerical, circulation, technical services, special assignments/projects, and other related tasks as assigned. This is a non-supervisory position, subordinate to the professional librarians. Preference will be given to bilingual (English & Spanish speaking) qualified individuals. 

    22.5-30 hours week @ $16-$16.25 hourly

    Primary Objectives:

    • Provides direct service to library users
    • Shelves and organizes library materials
    • Performs basic circulation tasks such as check in and check out of materials
    • Assists patrons in the use of library equipment

    Major Areas of Responsibility:

    • Provide exceptional library user service
    • Ensure timely handling of materials
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    • May perform specialized tasks based on library needs or special qualifications.

    Specific Responsibilities of the Job:

    • Issues and renews library cards
    • Processes holds and performs telephone notifications
    • Shelves materials
    • Inspects materials for damage and makes recommendations for repair or withdrawal
    • Does keyboarding and filing
    • Assists with library displays as needed
    • Assists in resolving library user disputes
    • Communicate regularly with library administration

    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.)

    • Knowledge of current library practices
    • Knowledge of personal computers and related hardware, electronic mail, the Internet, office software, document imaging, etc.
    • Ability to learn computer programs or software and use them effectively to perform duties
    • Skill in organizing and prioritizing multiple responsibilities within an assigned
    • framework
    • Ability to handle high volumes of work
    • Ability to work with library users in a friendly and tactful manner
    • Skill in checking information for accuracy, completeness, and correcting errors
    • Ability to excel as a productive and positive team member
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, volunteers, and the public
    • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent library user service and teamwork

    Education and Experience:

    • Degree or equivalent experience: High School Diploma or equivalent required, some secondary education preferred.
    • Years of experience: At least 1 year of customer service experience required. At least 1 year of library experience preferred.
    • Specialized training in customer service, library service
    • Certification: none

    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.

    Please email brief letter of interest, resume, and three work or educational references to Brian Mealy, Library Experience Coordinator at brian@floydmemoriallibrary.org. We are hoping the candidate will be able to start sometime in late May, or early June 2022.  

  • April 25, 2022 12:25 PM | 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.

    Qualifications & Experience Required:

    • Knowledge of First Search, Microsoft Word and Excel necessary
    • MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited institution
    • NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate required at time of employment 

    Schedule:

    • Part time –includes days, nights and weekends.
    • Sundays as needed.

    Starting Salary Range:

    $25.90 per hour-This is a Union Position.

    Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by May 5th 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.

  • April 25, 2022 9:41 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    The Huntington Public Library seeks several enthusiastic and energetic individuals to work with us in the Adult and Reference Services Department where there are both part-time and substitute openings for a Librarian I or a Librarian Trainee. The successful candidates should exhibit positive, proactive customer service skills, flexibility, and initiative.  Evenings and weekend availability is a must. 

    Duties and qualifications:

    • Basic knowledge of, and instruction to patrons, in all library resources including digital and downloadable materials
    • Possess knowledge of emerging technology and current trends in library services
    • Collection development, readers’ advisory and program responsibilities will be assigned as required
    • Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues as well as work independently

    Requirements:

    • MLS from an ALA accredited institution(or presently be enrolled in library school)
    • Valid NYS Public Librarian Certificate(or presently be enrolled in library school)
    • General experience working with the public and diverse communities
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Positive, proactive customer service skills, along with flexibility and initiative
    • Spanish proficiency is a plus

    Hours include nights, weekends and holiday rotations and staffing both our Main building and Station Branch. Starting salary: $29.74 set by union contract. If Librarian Trainee, salary set by number of credits completed.

    Interested candidates should email your resume, letter of application and 3 references by April 29, 2022 to:

    Joanne Adam, 

    Library Director 

    joanne_adam@huntlib.org

  • April 25, 2022 9:37 AM | Eliscia Cirrone (Administrator)

    Candidates interested in applying for Librarian III positions must do the following:

    DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves overall responsibility for a major functional area of a library, such as programming, technology, reference, collection development, children’s services etc. The Librarian III is responsible for coordination, administration and policy implementation for the assigned area to insure efficient operation. Work is performed under general supervision of the Library Director. Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer personnel. Performs related work as required.

    TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES (Illustrative only):

    • Supervises staff, services and operations of a functional area within the library and performs the work involved in a variety of library services
    • Establishes work priorities and assigns the work of the organizational unit; provides instruction to staff in the performance of assigned work
    • Evaluates employee performance and conduct, enabling the effective recommendation of the hiring, firing, promoting and disciplining of subordinates
    • Oversees the development, execution and evaluation of programming, training and exhibits by collaborating with staff, vendors, community leaders, educators, diverse community groups, and governmental agencies
    • Develops revised methods or techniques to increase efficient work operations
    • Determines priorities in terms of material to be purchased and may implement collection evaluation systems
    • Monitors and analyzes performance metrics, and recommends changes based on findings
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of the library’s services in relation to the changing needs of the users
    • Develops and recommends short and long-range plans for library development and operations
    • Coordinates the marketing and promotion of library services including website content, social media, press releases, and other promotional materials;
    • Demonstrates leadership in organizational change by formulating and implementing policies and coordinating special projects to review and establish procedures
    • Recommends, plans for, and implements new types of services
    • Make administrative decisions for assigned area
    • Develops budget proposals and estimates for the assigned unit and tracks expenditures throughout the fiscal year
    • Performs all job functions of a Librarian I and Librarian II.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate must meet the following requirements on or before the last date for filing to be eligible to take the examination in July, 2022:

    • Master’s Degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices
    • Six (6) years of professional library experience subsequent to receiving the MLS, at least two (2) of which was in a supervisory capacity.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application; possession of certificate at time of appointment.

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