Children’s Librarian

Putnam Valley NY
Posted 2 months ago

The Putnam Valley Library, an association library serving a semi-rural community of 12,000 individuals in the lower Hudson Valley of New York, seeks an enthusiastic and creative full-time Programming Librarian or Assistant Librarian for its children’s floor.

Essential Responsibilities:

 ·        Plan & implement programs for children and teens 

·         Create and distribute marketing material for children and teen programs.

.        Assist with collection development and reader’s advisory (including for teens).

·         Work on the summer reading program in collaboration with the youth services coordinator.

·         Contribute to newsletters and the library’s social media presence.

·         Outreach and collaborate with local organizations, local schools and local events.

·         Seek grant opportunities.

·         Assist with circulation duties as needed.

Essential Traits:

·         Experience working with children and teens.

·         Proficient in current and emerging technologies.

·         Ability to organize and self-direct work responsibly.

·         Ability to work cooperatively with all staff at every level.

·        Master’s degree in Library Science + NYS Public Librarian’s certificate preferred

·         Fluency in the Spanish language is a plus.

·         Schedule – Tues 9 – 5 p.m., Weds 11- 7 p.m.  Thurs & Fri from 9 – 5 p.m.  Sat – 9 – 4 p.m.  Off Sun and Mon.   Some flexibility may be required at times.

Minimal Qualifications:  MLS or library experience or Teaching background.  We are willing to train the right person and encourage current MLIS students to apply. $37-47K annual salary.  Please email your resume and cover letter by 10/15/23 (or until the position is filled) to

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