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Library-Related Job Openings in and around New York State

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Scholarly Publishing Librarian, University at Buffalo

Employee and Community Relations PDF, Amsterdam Free Library

Library Director PDF, Hornell Public Library

Adult Reference Librarian/Trainee, Brentwood Public Library

The Adult Reference Department is looking for a Librarian/Librarian Trainee to work service points in a large public library. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working as part of a large team in a busy environment. They will have good organizational skills, reference interview skills and research skills. Additional language proficiency in Spanish, French, Creole or Urdu is welcome but not required.


  • 17.5 hours a week
  • Evening and weekend hours required, Wednesday evening availability preferred.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Creating a welcoming customer experience that drives good customer service.
  • Providing reader’s advisory and reference assistance using print, non-print, and electronic sources
  • Assisting patrons with technology, including but not limited to; computers, tablets, scanners, copiers, e-readers, Library provided mobile apps.
  • Performing librarian-related tasks necessary to meet department needs.


  • Librarian 1 must possess an MLS from ALA accredited program and NYS Librarian Certificate.
  • Librarian Trainee must be enrolled in accredited graduate program and have at least 15 credits.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Library or Retail experience preferred.


  • The salary range is $27 – $31 per hour based on degree completion.
  • Vacation and Sick after 1 year of service.
  • Four paid holidays

Review of applications will begin immediately, and it will continue until the positioned is filled. Applications received by 8/2/2021 will be given preference. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to No telephone inquiries or faxed applications accepted.

Library Director, Putnam Valley Library

Putnam Valley Library, an association library serving a semi-rural community of 12,000 individuals in Putnam Valley, NY, seeks a creative and dynamic Library Director with a passion for community service to oversee all activities and operations of the Library.

Essential Responsibilities:

Staff and Operations:

  • Supervising all library services, operations, facilities, programs and outreach
  • Selecting, training, and evaluating personnel to maintain a strong team environment
  • Developing and maintaining the Library’s collection in accordance with collection policies and best practices
  • Controlling expenditures of funds and maintaining accurate financial records
  • Supervising the purchase and maintenance of technology to enhance library services
  • Preparing and distributing public relations and marketing materials
  • Preparing annual reports to the state and the community
  • Working on grant writing and reporting

Board of Trustees:

  • Working with the Board in an ongoing planning process that identifies and meets community needs
  • Making policy recommendations to the Board and implementing adopted policies
  • Preparing annual budget recommendations for Board approval

Essential Traits:

  • Ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for staff and library patrons
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • A commitment to social justice and fostering an equitable community
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in the library profession
  • Proficiency with computers, popular library software, internet and digital communications

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and experience in library administration.

Salary commensurate with experience. Position includes some benefits, plus PTO and 12 paid holidays a year. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Library Assistant Exam, Schenectady County Public Library

The Schenectady County Public Library is accepting applications for an open competitive examination for Library Assistant. The last date for filing applications is 8/9/2021. Immediately preceding the date of the written test and appointment, candidates must have been legal residents of Schenectaey, Albany, Montgomery, Saratoga, or Schoharie County for at least (1) year. The position is for up to 24 hours per week working in Adult Services at the Hon. Karen B. Johnson Central Library in downtown Schenectady, NY.

Minimum qualifications on the date of the written test include graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university with a bachelor's degree and one (1) year of library experience. Appropriate part-time and/or volunteer experience will be accepted on a prorated basis.

Please review the following links for detailed information about the position and to apply:

Resource Sharing and Technology Librarian (Part-Time), Long Island Library Resources Councils

Library Clerk (Part-Time), Dutchess Community College

Library Clerk (Part-Time), Dominican College

Student Support and Engagement Librarian, University at Buffalo Libraries

Assistant Librarian, Dutchess Community College

School Library Media Specialist, City of Yonkers Public Schools

The City of Yonkers Public Schools is seeking a School Library Media Specialist, full time. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. We also offer various professional development opportunities. Please send a cover letter, resume and a statement of your teaching philosophy. Only serious inquiry and licensed individuals will be considered. New graduates are welcome to apply.

Tracey Wong
Director of Library Services
Yonkers Public Schools

No phone calls please!

Librarian I, Sand Lake Town Library

Sand Lake Town Library is seeking a creative, flexible, and proactive librarian with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who enjoys working with the public. Experience with computer technology and electronic resources is essential.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory assistance to library users.
  • Plan, promote, and implement programs for all ages.
  • Provide technology assistance, including teaching group and one-on-one technology classes.

The position averages 20-hours per week and includes evenings and a weekend rotation. Salary is $19,700.

Minimum qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited library school
  • NYS Public Librarian Professional Certificate
  • Must be eligible for a provisional appointment as a Librarian I under Rensselear County Civil Service.

Please email cover letter, resume & Rensselaer County Civil Service application as attachments to References will be requested of candidates selected for interviews.

Preservation Internship (two positions), New York State Library

Executive Internship, New York State Library

Librarian I, Oswego Public Library

Account Clerk Typist, Oswego Public Library

Executive Director, North Country Library System

Library Clerks (Part-Time) PDF, Albany Public Library

Children's Librarian, Oswego Public Library

Director of Libraries, Russell Sage College

Library Director PDF, Great Neck Library

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Last Updated: July 23, 2021