The Finkelstein Memorial Library, located at 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY, is a busy public library
serving a large and diverse population. We are seeking a Permanent-Part-time Library Assistant in our
Adult Services Department. This is a Union position, 17 hours/week, which includes working a weekly
night and 1 Saturday per month. Position reports to Head of Adult Services.
Provide reference and reader’s advisory assistance for patrons, in-person and by phone.
Assist patrons with computers and devices in order to access library services and increase their
Assist patrons with library databases and digital download services.
Create basic newsletters, posters, fliers, booklists and bookmarks.
Create library exhibits and displays.
Assist with weeding and collection development.
Create requisitions and follow up on orders.
Perform related work as required.
Knowledge & Skills
Ability to work courteously, patiently and effectively with diverse patrons, community and staff.
Possess basic computer and Internet searching skills.
Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint desired; LibraryAware a plus.
Ability to read or speak one or more of the following languages desired: Spanish, French Creole,
Hebrew, Yiddish or Russian.
Good working knowledge of Symphony Workflows desired.
Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Willing to learn new skills.
Bachelor’s degree OR Associate’s degree and three years of paid work experience performing library
clerk or library clerk typist duties.
Hourly wage compensation: $21/hour. Finkelstein Memorial Library offers paid time off and
participation in the NYS Retirement System. See Rockland County civil service job description for Library
Assistant. Position will remain open until filled.
To apply: please email your resume and cover letter to Assistant Director Beth Zambito at
email@example.com with the subject “Adult Services Library Assistant application.