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Library Director, Chatham Public Library

Immediate full-time position for a very active library in a vibrant community. Public Librarian Certification, plus 3 years of library management experience required.

If interested, please submit a letter outlining qualifications, resume and 3 reference letters, no later than January 25, 2021, to Dr. Sal DeAngelo, Superintendent, Chatham Central School District, 50 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037,

Library Director, Monroe Free Library

Electronic Resources Librarian, Cold Spring Harbor Library

Supervisory Reference Librarian, Jervis Public Library

Due to upcoming retirements, Jervis Public Library in Rome, NY is hiring a FT Supervisory Reference Librarian, a 37.5 hour per week position that includes rotating nights and weekends. In addition to serving as a Reference Librarian sharing responsibility for Reference Services, Collection Development, Programming, Outreach, and the library’s virtual presence, the Supervisory Reference Librarian manages Reference Dept. staff schedules, including scheduling training and service desks. The person in this position also regularly serves as Librarian-in-Charge.

Jervis Public Library’s Mission: As a diverse community resource, the library provides information, materials, and library services to enhance the lives of all people in the surrounding community without discrimination, often anticipating needs before they arise. As such, the library makes positive contributions toward the development of individual citizens and the overall community by exceeding customer expectations and re-defining public library service.

Education/Experience Requirements: Master’s degree from ALA accredited graduate library school, NYS Public Librarian’s Certificate. Has relevant experience in public libraries with increasing responsibility, taking responsibility for own professional development, and exhibiting initiative; has a history of exceeding minimum requirements in prior positions.

General Statement of Duties: Reference Librarians provide customer-centered reference, referral, and readers’ advisory work; actively participate in collection development; are responsible for specific duties on rotation; coordinate public programming and outreach; participate in special projects; and maintain proficiency in applicable technologies and trends. The Supervisory Reference Librarian regularly serves as Librarian-in-Charge and schedules Reference Department staff, including their service desk shifts, time off, and training.

Salary is $55,000. Benefits include health and dental insurance (50% contribution), FSA, EAP, paid time off, NYS Retirement, and voluntary supplemental insurance.

Submit .pdf resume including three professional references and pointers to or pictures of online content you have created or maintained to Administrative Assistant Heather Wilson at The position will be open until filled.

Examples of Supervisory Duties (including but not limited to):

  • Prepares weekly Reference Department schedules
  • Coordinates training schedules for Reference Department staff
  • Participates in Mid-York discussions, communications, workshops, and training related to reference resources and services
  • Regularly communicates with library administration regarding potential improvements or enhancements for customer service in the Reference Department (staffing, reference resources, programming, procedures, etc.)
  • Recommends to administration relevant Reference staff training
  • Actively participates as a library representative in at least one committee or activity outside the library (community, Mid York Library System, CLRC, NYLA, etc.)
  • Presents, prepares, and publicizes minimum three public programs annually (with focus areas of responsibility including, but not limited to lectures, discussions, and demonstrations)
  • Participates in rotation of book discussion hosting (and tech training in absence of Librarian for Digital Literacy)
  • Regularly acts as Librarian in Charge

Examples of Reference Librarian Duties (including but not limited to):


  • Provides general reference, research, and advisory services in person and via email, phone, text, and other modes of communication
  • Records patron transactions in collection mechanism
  • Makes appropriate patron referrals and contacts outside agencies on behalf of patrons when appropriate
  • Submits materials requests for patrons
  • Teaches/assists patrons with initiating materials requests when appropriate
  • Supports Children’s Room Reference as necessary
  • Takes the initiative to constructively suggest service enhancements to supervisor


  • Assists patrons in use and troubleshooting of electronic devices, electronic resources, library computers, and library printers
  • Assists patrons in use of library equipment (e.g. microfilm, photocopier, scanner, print vending)
  • Manages public computer usage
  • Assists patrons in use of software
  • Assists and instructs patrons in use and navigation of electronic resources and devices
  • Formally and informally teaches digital literacy skills as appropriate
  • Constructively suggests creation of or subscription to additional digital resources


  • Purchasing, weeding, and inventory management of assigned areas
  • Creates and maintains readers’ advisory, finding aids, and resource lists in print and/or electronic format
  • Provides original cataloging research for materials as needed
  • Merchandises and creates displays (minimum 2 annually) to promote areas of responsibility
  • Takes the initiative to constructively suggest collection enhancements to supervisor


  • Conducts tours in area of responsibility and general tours for various audiences
  • Presents, prepares, and/or hosts minimum of two public programs annually related to areas of responsibility (including, but not limited to lectures, discussions, and demonstrations)
  • Prepares ample publicity for public programming
  • Participates in rotation of shared book discussion series
  • Participates in rotation of teaching public digital literacy classes including presentation of one specialty digital literacy class annually
  • Participates in creation of material to include in library communication with various audiences


  • Participates in and contributes to library’s social media presence, especially in areas of responsibility
  • Participates in and contributes to library’s Internet presence, especially in areas of responsibility
  • Maintains professionalism when representing the library in virtual form
  • May maintain presence in another online arena appropriate to areas of responsibility


  • Participates in creating, documenting, updating, and maintaining procedures
  • Drafts professional communications in various media
  • Occasionally drafts grant applications
  • Seeks out and attends minimum of 12 hours of relevant continuing education annually, 3 of which must be technology related
  • Participates in training of new staff
  • Prepares and submits timely reports
  • Personally enforces Rules of Behavior and Computer Rules of Use issuing appropriate discipline according to progressive discipline guidelines
  • Succinctly and accurately records discipline infractions and incidents in the appropriate mechanism
  • Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and trends and suggests practical applications to supervisor
  • Contributes to pool of volunteer tasks
  • Navigates unpredictable and varied incidents projecting confidence and a positive attitude while maintaining professional customer service

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Carries out library policy
  • Adheres to procedures
  • Works well with others
  • Delivers excellent customer service
  • Works effectively and efficiently both independently and as part of a team
  • Exhibits professionalism, tact, respect, courtesy, and patience with the public, co-workers, and colleagues in person, on the phone, and in electronic platforms
  • Discerns between a situation they can resolve/address versus one a supervisor must resolve/address
  • Individually resolves situations as they occur
  • Responds to patrons’ needs effectively, timely, and accurately
  • Maintains knowledge of professional resources and tools
  • Effectively teaches others to use electronic and traditional resources (hardware, software, Internet, printing, etc.)
  • Adjusts to and learns new technologies willingly
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Mac platforms
  • Translates Boolean logic to electronic searching
  • Proficiency with Integrated Library System, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email, electronic calendars, Internet searching and usage across multiple browsers, social media, electronic devices, and web content editors

Required communication skills:

  • Mastery of English written, spoken, and listening
  • Communicates constructively, using the organizational structure/chain of command to solve problems and/or ask questions
  • Uses the proper method when communicating with members of the library team
  • Uses proper grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling
  • Keeps the library team apprised of updates in areas of responsibility
  • Communicates in a timely manner

Library Director, Village Library of Cooperstown

For 200 years, Cooperstown, New York, has been the home of celebrated authors and enthusiastic readers. Situated on the scenic shores of Lake Otsego, the Village of Cooperstown Library is starting a new chapter and is seeking a full-time Library Director to start in the Spring of 2021. The Library Director will act as the chief visionary and leader of the library, and is responsible for the administration of all library functions, including collection management, organization, preservation and presentation. Candidate skills we are seeking include:

  • Creativity and enthusiasm to make the library a welcoming and inclusive community space for all
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to grow our library among key constituent groups, including community members, board of directors, volunteers and community arts/cultural institutions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to recruit, inspire and grow library volunteers/staff
  • At ease with technology and social media to extend public relations and outreach
  • Keen interest in learning how to best serve a diverse community of young families, teens and active seniors with new ideas for programming
  • Ability to find, apply and secure grants and fundraising opportunities
  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • New York State Librarian Certification

The Board of Trustees is prepared to offer a competitive, individualized compensation package. A letter of interest and resume should be sent to the attention of Jill Feury, Library Board, Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or Resumes received by February 15, 2020 will receive first consideration. The Village of Cooperstown Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Director, Schoharie Free Library

Administrator/Librarian, Purchase Free Library

The Purchase Free Library is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Administrator/Librarian to join the team in our small, recently renovated library. The applicant should be a creative, energetic, and tech-savvy person. Our Administrator/Librarian is responsible for collection development for print and e-content; reference; community outreach with various local organizations; readers' advisory service for adults and children; staff development and scheduling; day-to-day library administration. The Administrator/Librarian manages the Program Administrator and Development Liaison who is responsible for creating and running library programs as well as three to four additional staff members.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science, a New York State Public Librarian’s certificate, knowledge of Evergreen ILS, Microsoft software, library digital content apps and services are required. Proficiency with current technology and social media is essential.

Salary commensurate with experience. 35 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance and two weeks paid vacation.

The Purchase Free Library is located in Westchester County and is a member of the Westchester Library System. The library serves a community of approximately 6,500 people.

To Apply: Email resume to:

Librarian, Canajoharie Library

Librarian I, Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES

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