Librarian I – Part Time / Temporary
Washington Ave. Branch - Youth Services Department

Candidates must be might the minimum qualifications.

General Statement of Duties

Under the supervision of the Head of Youth Services of the Washington Avenue Branch, this position at the Washington Avenue Branch focuses on providing library services to children ages 0-12 as well as teens and adults.  

Classification:  Temporary Librarian I 

Job Description:  Provides library service to children, teens and adults, including managing a busy Youth Services room; prepares for and conducts story times and other programs; assists in maintaining the department’s collections; promotes use of library materials and services; performs outreach to schools and community agencies as needed; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities:  Passion for and knowledge of children’s and young adult literature; familiarity with current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; experience in planning and conducting children’s programming; excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. Desire to work in fast-paced urban environment a must.

Minimum Qualifications: 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.

Work Schedule:  The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling
18.50 hours per week.

Supervisor:     Head of Youth Services

Salary:            $24.31

Deadline:        Until filled

Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Marjorie K. Reinhart
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12210


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