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Archivist, New Rochelle Public Library

The New Rochelle Public Library NY seeks a highly capable, innovative and dynamic Archivist.

Distinguishing Features of Class: Performs professional archival duties to manage the protection, preservation and accessibility of the Library’s unique local history collection and archives. The archivist will serve as a resource on local history by managing and developing an extensive print and digital collection, including the handling of archival materials, with a focus on effective organization and promoting the accessibility of local history materials to patrons.

Examples of Work:

  • Complete accessions process for both paper and digital records
  • Process new and existing unprocessed collections including description and arrangement
  • Process digital acquisitions
  • Digitize material upon request
  • Create online and physical exhibits
  • Apply long-term preservation techniques for digital materials
  • Establish best practices and effective workflows and systems for born-digital materials and acquire, ingest, process, and preserve born-digital materials
  • Identify digital assets to be collected
  • Manage Content DM collection
  • Supervise student assistants and volunteers
  • Provide reference services for internal and external requests

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge and understanding of contemporary archival theory, principles, standards and practices; expertise with media formats and file conversions for images, film, audio and documents; high comfort level with computers and other technology; ability to work with accuracy, attention to detail, reliability, and discretion; ability to work well with staff and library clientele; general resourcefulness, good judgment, initiative, self-motivation, tact, adaptability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position, including the ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds; knowledge of New Rochelle and regional local history.

Acceptable Training and Experience: A Master’s Degree in the field of archival studies, library studies or related social sciences from an accredited university, ACA certification, Academy of Certified Archivists or working toward same. At least two years of professional experience with processing archival collections.

Residency: Must be residents of New York State

Applications: Available at City Hall of New Rochelle - Civil Service Office 515 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Application Period Closes: October 18, 2019.

Substitute Custodian, Port Jefferson Free Library

Description: Our Custodial Assistant performs janitorial responsibilities for our library. The Custodial Assistant generally maintains the cleanliness and appearance of our facilities, may open or close the buildings and prepare the building for staff, public and meetings.

Schedule: On Call

Duties: Include, but are not limited to:

  • Mopping, waxing, polishing, vacuuming, sweeping and stripping floors.
  • Dusting, polishing furniture, bookcases, paneling and light fixtures.
  • Cleaning windows, walls and woodwork, tables, desks and chairs.
  • Removing and disposing of trash and debris, emptying garbage cans and trash baskets.
  • Cleaning lavatories and replenishing supplies.
  • Moving furniture and equipment from one place to another as directed, preparing for meeting and programs.
  • Minor repairs and heavy lifting.
  • Outside maintenance tasks such as shoveling snow, trash and debris cleanup.

Qualifications: Working knowledge of the materials, methods and equipment used in custodial work; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions; ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to cleaning equipment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Salary: Entry level salary is $19.13/hour.

This is not a Civil Service Position. Apply by: Oct 18th, 2019. Please apply in person or email:

Applications available at the Circulation desk or online.

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Temporary Part Time Librarian, Woodward Memorial Library

The Woodward Memorial Library has an opening for a temporary part-time librarian for our Children’s Department.


  • MLS degree required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Comfortable working with children of all ages
  • Comfortable and capable of working with computers and technology


  • Reference work
  • Collection Development
  • Children’s and young adult programming
  • Program promotion
  • Assisting patrons with library’s electronic resources
  • Other duties as assigned

Availability & Wage:

  • November 1 – January 25. Wednesdays 2:30 – 8:30 pm, Fridays 12-5 pm, Saturdays 10-4 pm. After January 25, more flexible part-time/substitute hours are available.
  • Approximately 8-17 hours per week
  • $15.00 per hour

Submit resume to Betsy Halvorsen, Library Director, at by October 11, 2019.

Public Information Specialist, Albany Public Library

*This is a provisional Civil Service position, which requires a Civil Service exam before permanent appointment.*

General Statement of Duties: Under the direction of the Public Information Officer, this position is focused on coordinating and crafting the library’s social media outreach, coordinating information on the website and assisting with digital content creation, and assisting with other promotion and information dissemination efforts as a member of the Public Relations Department.

Job Description: Create content for social media channels and library website to share information; write and edit information about library for website and mobile app; monitor and report on results using analytic tools and make ongoing improvements; engage library users and target potential customers through social media outreach using interactive methods; promote initiatives and maintain library brand; assist in creation of digital content to promote the library on social media and website; collect and analyze social media and website statistics; make recommendations on how to refine messages and dissemination methods; work closely with Public Information Officer to develop digital and social media content to achieve library’s strategic priorities; and assist Public Information Officer with other promotion and information dissemination efforts as needed.

Required Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of principles, techniques, and tools used in public relations, marketing, journalism, communications, and social media outreach; working knowledge of computer software and applications (Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, WordPress, and other web/content creation/social media platforms); working knowledge of desktop publishing, layout, and graphic design for publications and images; skill in writing and editing communications and marketing materials; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats; ability to perform independently and as a team member; and good organizational and customer service skills, attention to detail, and awareness of current library trends.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, English, or communications and three years full-time paid experience (or its part-time equivalent) in communications, media, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field; OR
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree in journalism, English, or communications and five years full-time paid experience (or its part-time equivalent) in communications, media, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field; OR
  3. Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with occasional evening/weekend hours. Total of 37.50 hours per week.

Supervisor: Public Information Officer

Salary: $42,662 with a generous benefit package

Deadline: Application review to begin on October 21, 2019

Apply to:
Marjorie Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210

Include: Cover letter, resume, three professional references, three writing samples and three design/image/publication samples.

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

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Librarian I, Greenburgh Public Library

Salary Range: $46,474.00 - $75,768.00

Job Description:

  • Provides excellent customer service in reference and reader’s advisory
  • Creates, fosters and provides outreach activities to the community
  • Identifies and establishes relationships with community partners to further develop programming services and collections
  • Plans, schedules, coordinates and presents programs, conducts tours, and multi-media programs
  • Serves as liaison with library management in proposing new services to meet the needs of the community and patrons
  • Works primarily with the adult population but will support literacy efforts in all departments of library when necessary
  • Prepares research and completes grant proposals
  • Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and professional journals

Candidate Skills & Abilities:

  • Communicates well orally and in writing
  • Has the ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Good attention to detail and ability to follow procedures consistently
  • Good knowledge of layout, writing and public relations skills
  • Has knowledge of computers, cataloging, collection development, content management systems, and social media
  • Has the ability to carry out assignments independently as well as with a group

Candidate Requirements

  • Must have an MLS (or equivalent degree) from an accredited college or university
  • Must have a NY State Librarian Certificate
  • Must score high enough on the Westchester County Civil Service Examination to be reached for appointment

To be considered for this position you must be either eligible for transfer (you must hold competitive status as a Librarian I) or reinstatement to a Librarian I position or be qualified to take the Librarian I civil service examination and be reachable on the resultant certification of eligibles list. The Greenburgh Public Library will nominate the successful candidate to take the Librarian I Civil Service test through Westchester County.

Send resume and cover letter to

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