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Library Director, Rensselaerville Library

The Board of Trustees of the Rensselaerville Library seeks a community-minded and enthusiastic individual for the position of Library Director.

The Rensselaerville Library is an association library that serves the 1,826 residents of the Town of Rensselaerville. It is housed within a charming historic row home in the hamlet of Rensselaerville, a designated state and national historic district located 25 miles southwest of Albany, New York. The library’s operating budget of $147,500 is funded by contributions from the Town of Rensselaerville, local school district taxes, fundraisers, and donations from the community. In addition to the director, the library employs four part-time employees. The library has recently developed a new strategic plan that calls for expanding library programs and services across the community. One of the projects currently underway is a library annex that will help provide library services in the center of town.

An ideal candidate will be a leader with strong team building, organizational and interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability for effective public engagement and a passion for the importance of libraries in our communities.

Working closely with our supportive Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops and implements programs and services for our community, oversees the library collection, identifies and pursues grant opportunities, engages in long-term planning, creates public relations materials and pursues opportunities for improving public relations, maintains and enhances our online and social media presence as well as the library’s technology, develops and manages the budget, supervises staff and volunteer coordinator, oversees the physical plant, participates in Library Board meetings and stays informed of developments in library management.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills, including demonstrated ability to initiate, write and administer grant applications
  • Knowledge of current library management practices and the ability to manage library collections and programs to meet the evolving needs of the community.
  • Understanding of general building operations and the ability to work with contractors and other building maintenance professionals
  • Ability to help patrons answer technology questions and to ensure that technology in the library is up to date and functioning properly
  • Marketing experience to help promote library programs and fundraisers
  • Human resource management skills, including hiring, payroll, and performing staff evaluations
  • Experience with funds management procedures and budgeting

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master of Library Science degree and New York certificate of librarianship is desired but not essential.

The position is based on a 35-hr work week, with nights and weekends as needed. Salary range is $34,000-$45,000, with compensation based on education and experience. Benefits include paid time off, a healthcare stipend and professional development funds.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

To apply: Send cover letter including salary requirements, resume and three references to:

Children's Librarian (Part-Time), Community Free Library

Social Media Clerk (Part-Time), Maxwell Memorial Library

Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Jervis Public Library

Hourly Wage: $17.62 (37.50 work week)

This work involves the performance of routine library clerical duties necessary for the proper organization and distribution of library materials. Duties included:

  • Performs routine circulation, member libraries reserve and overdue functions;
  • Performs routine searches of and update computer records;
  • Arranges and files materials according to library filing rules;
  • Checks in library materials and maintains list;
  • Unpacks van delivery’s bins of library materials and distributes the items to member libraries.

This is a civil service position and will require passing clerical exam. Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Michael Spofford, 33 Oak Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 or

Library Clerk (Part-Time), Amsterdam Free Library

The Amsterdam Free Library is seeking applications for an organized, community-minded, and enthusiastic individual for a part time Library Clerk position.

The position is responsible for performing clerical duties including staffing public services desks, circulating materials to patrons, collection maintenance, and collecting library fees. This position is responsible for assisting patrons in locating materials, using library technology (i.e. photocopier), computer use, assisting with events and presentations, and answering basic informational or reference questions as training allows. Library Clerks also answer phones or organize files and perform other routine clerical tasks as required. This position reports directly to the Employee and Community Relations staff.

The position is part time and includes some nights and weekends with a starting pay of minimum wage.


  • High School or Equivalency Diploma
  • Suitable typing skills
  • Dependable
  • Ability to work cooperatively with patrons and library staff.

All applications must be submitted by email and include a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references with current phone numbers and email addresses. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Amsterdam Free Library is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status.

Senior Librarian IIPDF file, Great Neck Library

Branch ManagerPDF file, Somerset County Library System (NJ)

Collection Development Technician, Somerset County Library System (NJ)

Position Title/Grade:
Collection Development Technician
Grade N

Bridgewater branch/Collection Development

Reports To:
Amy Atzert
Interlibrary Loan Supervisor

Essential Functions of the Job:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, provide administrative support and perform tasks related to Interlibrary Loan functions according to established procedures; provide support to the Interlibrary Loan work unit involving the processing, searching, and mailing of interlibrary loan transactions.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent; two years of related administrative, customer service or library experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Physical Demands:
Manual dexterity to handle books, software, and a variety of other media formats; Frequent standing and walking; Frequent bending, reaching, and stooping; Lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 lbs.; Pushing or pulling objects weighing up to 200 lbs; Distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes; Distance vision sufficient to distinguish people or objects under a variety of light conditions; Vision sufficient to view computer screens and spine labels under a variety of light conditions.

Job Type:
Part-time, Non-exempt

Hourly Rate:
Up to 16-20 hours per week

Since the library is open days and evenings, schedules may vary; including Saturday and Sunday rotation; some holidays; schedule subject to change with notice. Please note that this is not a seasonal or temporary position.

Adult Services Librarian (Part-Time), Marcellus Free Library

Circulation ClerkPDF file, Great Neck Library

Instruction Librarian, Union College

Library Assistant/Clerk – Circulation, Troy Public Library Lansingburgh Branch

Children's Librarian, Valley Cottage Library

Children’s Librarian (Full-Time), East Hampton Library

Librarian/Trainee Positions (Part-Time), Patchogue-Medford Library

The Patchogue-Medford Library is seeking highly motivated and progressive part-time Librarians or Librarian Trainees to work with our friendly and diverse community. This position is for 10-16 hours per week, including daytime and evening hours and weekend rotation.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Assisting the community with their information and technology needs
  • Participating in community outreach and engagement
  • Possible programming


  • Desire to work as a team member and collaborate with co-workers on projects or programs
  • Willing to learn the latest technology and equipment
  • MLS Degree or currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school
  • Must meet Civil Service requirements for Librarian I / Trainee position
  • Bilingual skills highly preferred

Starting pay: $29.09 per hour for Librarian I, $23.31-$27.04 per hour for Trainee

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume and cover letter by September 23, 2022 to:
Jennifer Bollerman, Assistant Director,

Access Services Evening Associate, University at Albany

Library Director, Goshen Public Library & Historical Society

Librarian I - Adult Services, Troy Public Library

Library Assistant - Circulation (Part-Time), Dominican University New York

Adult and Secondary Education CoordinatorPDF file, Hartford Public Library (CT)

Library Director, Keeseville Free Library

Library Automation Specialist, Broome-Tioga BOCES School Library System

Stacks Manager, Union College

Youth Services Assistant (Part-Time), Putnam Valley Free Library

We are currently seeking a Youth Services Assistant to provide excellent service to children and/or caregivers when they visit the library. The position includes assisting with the development and promotion of programs and resources, answering reference and information questions; checking materials in and out; answering the telephone; shelving, shelf reading, and setting book displays.

Qualifications, Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience working with children.
  • Strong interest in youth literature, child development, and early literacy.
  • Ability to use technology/strong computer skills.
  • Ability to represent the library in a professional manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods, lift, crouch, and stoop.
  • Enthusiastic and creative

Requirements: Applicants should have a high school diploma or GED. Some college is preferred. early childhood/elementary teaching experience a plus. Previous library experience is a plus.

Hours: Wednesday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Wage: $14.00/hour.

Please email a letter of application with your resume to Director Katherine Reilly at with the subject heading: "Youth Services Assistant."

Library Clerk (Part-Time), Putnam Valley Free Library

The Library Clerk will be responsible for sorting, shelving, and locating library materials; maintaining organization and the general appearance of the Library; providing simple directional information to patrons; and assisting with the use of the online library catalog, library resources, computers, and other technology or software. Primary responsibilities would include checking items in and out at the circulation desk, working with the public: assist patrons, both in-person at the Library and over the phone, with a wide variety of informational needs.

Qualifications, Desired Knowledge, Skills:

  • Strong customer service.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently.
  • Comfort with using technology.
  • Ability to represent the Library in a professional manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods, lift, crouch, and stoop.
  • General interest in libraries and reading.

Requirements: Applicants should have a high school diploma or GED. Some college is preferred. Previous library experience is a plus.

Hours: Wednesday 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Saturday 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Wage: $13.20/hour with no benefits.

Please email a letter of application with your resume to Director Katherine Reilly at with the subject heading: "Library Clerk Position."

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Account Clerk, Nassau Library System

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Last Updated: September 22, 2022