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Part-Time Adult & Reference Services Librarian I – The Huntington Public Library

The Huntington Public Library
338 Main St. or 335 New York Ave., 
Huntington, NY 11743  or Huntington Sta., NY 11746

The Huntington Public Library seeks an enthusiastic and energetic individual to work with us in the Adult and Reference Services Department where there is a part-time opening for a Librarian I for 16 – 17.5 hours per week. The successful candidate should exhibit positive, proactive customer service skills, flexibility and initiative. 

Duties and Qualifications:


Hours include nights, weekends, and holiday rotations and staffing both our Main building and Station Branch. Starting salary: $29.74 set by the union contract. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Interested candidates should email your resume and letters of application by September 25, 2020 to:
Thérèse Purcell Nielsen, 
Head of Adult Services

Posted 9/14

Library Director – Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library

The Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library
1501 Broadway # 1, 
Watervliet, NY 12189

The Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director to continue growth and maximize the positive impact the library has in the community. A municipal public library serving a user population of approximately 10,000, the Library is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. In 2015 the Library opened a fully renovated and expanded 3,700 sq. ft. facility that boasts a dedicated space for youth collections and services, an adult reading room, and a digital learning center.  With the newly renovated facilities the library experienced a significant increase in Library circulation, visits, and program attendance.  Building on this success the Library asked the Watervliet community to vote on an annual funding budget of $150,000.00 which was overwhelmingly approved. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Preferred Qualifications:

The position is scheduled to work 35 hours per week, with predominantly weekday hours and occasional Saturday hours to support library programs and events.  The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university AND a minimum of 1-year post-MLS experience managing a public library or major library services. 

The Library Director’s annual salary will be $40,000 to $45,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience. The package also includes paid vacation and sick time and health benefits are negotiable. 

To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Application review will begin on Monday, September 14th and continue until the position is filled.

Posted 9/9

Executive Director – Community Library Of DeWitt & Jamesville

Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville
5110 Jamesville Rd,
Jamesville, NY 13078

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is seeking an exceptional librarian to serve as its Executive Director. With a beautiful new library building constructed in 2017, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is transforming lives through opportunities for collaboration, experiential learning, and creative discovery. 
CLD&J is an independent member of the Onondaga County Public Library System and serves over 16,000 people in the engaged communities of DeWitt and Jamesville, NY. CLD&J has an operating budget of over $1.5 million, a staff of 20 FTE, and a yearly circulation of over 275,000. The library’s new building features a number of meetings and study rooms, comfortable seating with views, a spacious children’s activity area, a maker-space, a teen room, and an art gallery.  CLD&J also has a beautiful and unique outdoor area that supports activities and workshops that inform patrons about nature, the local environment, conservation, preservation, gardening, and the beauty of the outdoors. With its “Discovery To Go” collection of child-friendly STEM-related equipment and resources, its award-winning Digital Production workshops for teens, and innovative programs for homeschooling families and older adults, CLD&J enriches the lives of all community residents while retaining traditional library collections and friendly, personalized service.

DeWitt and Jamesville are located just outside the City of Syracuse in the geographic center of New York State and offer changing seasons and easy access to beautiful lakes, forests, and mountains, making it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Other assets include the reasonable cost of living and housing prices, excellent schools, cultural amenities, and frequent sporting events. New York City, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours away by plane, train, or automobile. Visit the library’s web site at for more information.



Required Qualifications:

Salary: $75,000, depending on experience and qualifications, with competitive benefits.

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments by Septermber 30th, 2020 to  Please include three references.

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of a person’s race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, gender dysphoria, marital status, family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, genetic information including predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status.

Posted 9/2

Part Time Librarian I – Lindenhurst Memorial Library

Lindenhurst Memorial Library
1 Lee Avenue,
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

The Lindenhurst Memorial Library is currently accepting applications for part-time positions in its Information Services Department. The successful candidate has: 

Salary: Librarian I: $28.13 per hour. Trainee: range of $25.28 -27.68 per hour, based on earned credits towards a degree. By civil service definition, a part-time employee works 17.5 hours or less per week.

Please email your resume, current availability, and cover letter to Library Director Lisa Kropp at by Thursday, September 10th. 

Posted 9/2

Head Librarian & Information Specialist – Catskill Public Library

Catskill Public Library
1 Franklin St, 
Catskill, NY 12414

The Catskill Public Library is searching for a dynamic, creative, positive, energetic, people-person to fill a full-time Head Librarian & Information Specialist (HLIS) position. The HLS is a supervisory position responsible for a department or branch of the organization. Work is performed under the supervision of the Library Director.


Core Responsibilities:

Customer Service:

Skills, Abilities, & Personal Characteristics:

The ideal candidate will be friendly, approachable, customer-focused, and open- minded with a genuine passion for community and customer service; someone who is comfortable assisting others in an ever-changing technological environment; someone inspiring and capable of being inspired, someone who can see the silver lining regardless of situation. An unshakeable positive attitude is a plus.

Salary range: $50,000 - 54,000 / year. Benefits include paid vacation, sick time and health insurance contribution. This is a Civil Service Position. Position is open until filled.

Please email a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to Library Director, Sue Ray at Subject Heading: “Head Librarian” Former applicants may apply.

Posted 8/24

Public Services Consultant – Mohawk Valley Library Systems

Mohawk Valley Library Systems
858 Duanesburg Road 
Schenectady, NY, 12306-1095

A full-time professional position that contributes to making the Mohawk Valley Library System and its member libraries models for library services for families, children, teens and outreach clients. 

General Statement of Duties:

Typical Work Activities (Illustrative Only): 

Preferred Qualifications: 


Apply by resume to: Eric Trahan, Director, Mohawk Valley Library System, 858 Duanesburg Road, Schenectady, New York 12306. email:

Deadline for Applications: Friday, October 2, 2020 
Posted 8/24

Library Director I – Cohoes Public Library

Cohoes Public Library
169 Mohawk St # 2
Cohoes, NY 12047

The Cohoes Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, community invested librarian to serve as Library Director.  Working with the Board of Trustees, the City of Cohoes, and local stakeholders, the director provides leadership in providing high quality, 21st Century library services to our diverse community. Serving a growing population of more than 16,000, the Cohoes Public Library is a municipal public library and a member of the Upper Hudson Library System. The library has a collection of approximately 30,000 physical items, plus more than 64,000 digital items in a shared system-wide collection on the Overdrive platform. In 2019 library circulation totaled 31,800 items and had 37,500 library visits.   A variety of programming for all ages is provided both inside the facility and at community sites.  The library is located in a restored historic building, the former St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The Director reports to a nine member Board of Trustees and works closely with the City of Cohoes.  The Director has primary responsibility for the operation and management of the library, collaborates with the Library Board on the annual budget request to the City of Cohoes, and serves as principle representative of the library in the community.  Specific job activities include, but are not limited to:  personnel administration; budget oversight; collection development; customer service; program planning and implementation, particularly for children; implementation of technology to enhance library services; and marketing/public relations.  The library board encourages and supports the library director’s participation in regional and statewide professional activities.

The Library Director I is a Civil Service position.  This is a provisional appointment pending Civil Service examination of training and experience.  Prior to appointment, the successful candidate will be required to submit a completed Civil Service application. Minimum qualifications include possession of a Master’s degree in librarianship from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices AND one year of satisfactory professional library experience.  Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s certificate at the time of application is required and possession of the certificate is required at the time of appointment.

The Library Director’s annual salary will be $40,000 - $48,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience.  The generous compensation package also includes health insurance and participation in the New York State Retirement System. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the Search Committee via email to Application review will begin on September 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted 8/24

Library Director – Schoharie Free Library

Schoharie Free Library
103 Knower Ave, 
Schoharie, NY 12157

The Schoharie Free Library seeks a community-minded, organized, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Library Director.

The Schoharie Free Library is an association library located in the rural Village of Schoharie, New York.  Located in one of the village’s historic buildings, the library is on the state and national register of historic places.   The Schoharie Free Library celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2016.  

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to effectively engage the public, and a passion for the importance of libraries in our communities.  Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Library Director organizes, coordinates, helps create and oversees library programs, selects and curates the Library’s collection of books and other materials,  develops policies, creates public relations materials, maintains and enhances online and social media presence, meets and engages with community leaders and patrons,  supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, engages in fundraising and grant writing and administration, develops and manages the budget and finances, and stays informed of developments in library management.  It is anticipated that the Library Director will supervise one to two part-time employees.


The position is based on a 35-hour workweek, with nights and weekends as needed.  The salary range is between $35,000 and low $40,000s, with compensation based on education and experience.  Benefits include paid time off, contributions to medical insurance, and retirement IRA (after one year of service).

Review of applications will begin September 28, 2020.  To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and the contact information of three professionals to:

Pat Clancy, President
SFL Board of Trustees
5973 State Route 30
Schoharie NY 12157 
Or by email:
For a complete job description please go to:

Posted 8/20

Temporary Head of Children's Services – The Field Library

The Field Library
4 Nelson Ave., 
Peekskill, NY 10566

Under the direction of the Library Director, the Temporary Head of Children’s Services supervises children’s services staff, plans and implements programs and activities for children, provides reference and reader's advisory services, develops the children’s collection, assists patrons on the use of electronic and print resources and library technology, and creates publicity for children's programs and library events. 

Essential Job Functions: 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Minimum Qualifications:

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Rosa Villa

HR Administrator 914-737-0521

The Field Library

4 Nelson Ave. Peekskill, NY 10566

This is a full-time contract position. Contract length: six months. Hiring range: $32 - $35 per hour depending on qualifications. The Field Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Posted 8/20

Library Director – Port Byron Public Library

Port Byron Public Library
12 Sponable Dr., 
Port Byron, NY 13140

Port Byron Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic person to lead the library as the social, educational, and cultural hub of our community.  Working 28 hours per week, with some nights and weekends, the director will develop long-term strategies, relationships, and program to address the needs and deploy our library, staff, collections, and other assets to support and enrich the library’s community and the lives of those therein.  The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees.  This responsibility includes the organization and dissemination of information and services through the effective utilization of library resources.  The director is also responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library, under the governance and oversight of the board.  The Director is expected to provide a leadership role within the library, the community, and the library profession. The Director serves as the official representative of the library. 
Areas of Responsibility:
General Administration and Management

Planning, Organization, and Evaluation

Community and Professional Management

Desired Qualifications:


Job Type:


Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:
Port Byron Library
Board of Trustees
P.O. Box 520
Port Byron, NY 13140

Posted 8/18

Full-Time Circulation Clerk: Children's Department – Great Neck Library

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave., 
Great Neck, NY 11023

Required Skills:


Starting Salary: 

Reply with cover letter, resume and references no later than August 28th, 2020 to:

Great Neck Library
No Phones Calls Please.

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/17

Part-Time Librarian: Children's Department – Great Neck Library

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave., 
Great Neck, NY 11023

We are looking for an energetic, highly motivated part-time librarian who believes in providing excellent customer service to children and parents.  The successful candidate must be friendly, hard-working, and knowledgeable about children’s literature, digital services, and video gaming.  Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work well under pressure.

Skills Required:


Starting Salary:

Reply by August 28th, 2020 to: 
Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY  11023-1938
No phone calls please.

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/17

Senior Librarian II – Great Neck Library

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave., 
Great Neck, NY  11023

Seeking a creative, detail-oriented, service-driven Senior Librarian in the Children’s Department for a very active, culturally diverse children’s library in a highly educated community. The ideal candidate will be experienced in collection development and weekly staff scheduling; supervise staff in Department Head’s absence; function as person-in-charge of the Library on scheduled nights and weekends.  Excellent interpersonal, communication, and professional skills are a must.

Job Responsibilities May Include:

Skills Required:


Starting Salary Range:

The minimum starting salary is $61,640 with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by 8/28/2020:

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave.
Great Neck, NY  11023
No Phone Calls Please

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/17

Library Director – Dormann Library

Dormann Library  
101 W. Morris St.,
Bath, NY  14810

The Dormann Library is a thriving rural library in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Located in the Village of Bath, the library is centrally located to Elmira, Ithaca, and Corning. 


The candidate must have a Master of Library Science degree.  This position is a salaried position at $52,000 annually and includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

A full job description may be viewed at the library website.  

Resumes may be emailed to or mailed to: Dormann Library, 101 W. Morris St., Bath, NY  14810 Attention: Personnel Director. Resumes must be received by September 15, 2020 

Posted 8/4