Albany Public Library

Position Available Librarian III

6-26-14

*Note: This position will be filled as a PROVISIONAL Civil Service appointment. The appointee will be required to qualify for permanent appointment to this position when the next classification test is offered.

General Statement of Duties:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director this position oversees all operations of three branch locations.


Job Description: The responsibilities include supervision of librarians, library assistants and library clerks

throughout multiple busy urban branch locations. The Head of Branches is responsible for hiring, mentoring, coaching, training, evaluations, scheduling and payroll. The Head of Branches must provide and insure our staff is providing excellent customer and lead by example. At times the Head of Branches would also be responsible for working at the circulation and reference desk as needed. Other duties include the development and presentation of library programming and other duties as assigned.

Additional Desired Skills and Abilities: In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for the position, the ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills; display an enthusiastic commitment to customer centered public library service; embrace the opportunity to work with a diverse customer base; demonstrate the ability to lead and manage the work of a team; and exhibit an innovative and creative approach to problem solving. The ideal candidate should be able to prioritize, multi-task and have a good sense of humor.

Minimum Qualifications: Internal candidates must be currently classified as a Librarian III

Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree* in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent and three (3) years of paid full-time professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, one (1) year of which must have been in an administrative** capacity over a complex operation.

*Minimum qualifications are in accordance with New York State Education Department Division

of Library Development.

**Administrative capacity is defined as spending the entire workweek planning, organizing, budgeting/allocating funds, staffing and communicating.

Special Requirement:

Eligibility and application for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of appointment. A valid NYS Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.

Schedule: Combination of day, evening and weekend hours

Salary: $55,491 annual with a very good benefit package

Deadline: Review of candidates will begin by July 11, 2014

Apply to: Human Resources & Finance Manager

161 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12210

reinhartm@albanypubliclibrary.org