Children’s Services Librarian

Rockland County NY, Valley Cottage NY
Posted 6 months ago

Come join the friendliest library in Rockland County!

Valley Cottage Library, located in a nearby suburb of NYC, is a renowned community resource serving the 23,000 residents of the Nyack School District. We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking individual to join our vibrant Children’s Services Department.

The ideal candidate will be a community-focused individual with a passion for public service, knowledge of children’s literature, and a love for promoting reading and learning to children of all ages.

This is a full-time position (35 hours per week) reporting to the Head of Children’s Services.


· MLIS (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program.

· Ability to obtain a NYS Public Librarian Certificate.

· Ability to work with diverse people of all ages, including staff, volunteers, and the public.

· Ability to apply, enhance and promote new technology services of the department and the library. Candidate must adapt readily to changing software, programs, and processes.

· Mastery of Microsoft Office programs and all digital platforms relevant to library service.

· Spanish-fluent applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include:

· Collection development within defined collections of children’s material in multiple formats, including selection, maintenance, and promotion of collections through visually appealing displays.

· Designing and implementing creative children’s programming, including story times, STEAM programs, book discussions, and other activities.

· Assisting with creation and implementation of a summer reading program using the NYS Summer Reading Program theme.

· Collaborating with local schools and community organizations and building partnerships to expand the reach of Library services throughout our chartered service area.

· Providing reference assistance and reader’s advisory to patrons of all ages.

· The ability to think differently and find opportunities for fun in the library.

· The ability to innovate and execute new ideas for library service to children birth through grade 5 and their families.

· Attend continuing education programs and workshops suitable to professional growth.

The Children’s Services Librarian is expected to work one evening per week and one Saturday per month. Salary range is $56,000 – $61,000 commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package includes medical, vision and dental insurance, flexible spending account, paid

vacation and sick leave, and participation in a 403B matching plan. A job description for this position can be found at:

If you possess a passion to work in a team-based and customer-focused environment that strives to provide excellent services to the community apply now!

A completed employment application is required and can be obtained at Please email the completed application, a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience to the attention of Ashley Maraffino, Assistant Director at

Applications will be accepted until February 9, 2024.

Valley Cottage Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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