F/T Adult Services Librarian I

Full-Time
Spring Valley NY
Posted 3 weeks ago

Summary of job responsibilities
The Finkelstein Memorial Library at 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY seeks a full time Librarian I for
our Adult Services Department. This busy department proudly contributes to the Library’s overall service
to over 100,000 diverse patrons in an urban setting in the middle of suburbia. This is a Union position, 35
hours/week, which includes working a weekly night and 1 Saturday per month. Position reports to Head
of Adult Services.
Job Description
 Provides outstanding professional reference and readers’ advisory services to patrons of all ages.
 Possesses ability to explain library programs, services, policies and procedures to patrons in a clear
and concise manner.
 Instructs patrons in the use of print and online library resources.
 Develops, coordinates and/or conducts programs, outreach and services for adults.
 Performs collection development, selection, weeding and promotion of assigned subject areas.
 Attends local, regional, state and/or national conferences, meetings, continuing education and
workshops in order to stay current with best practices in reference and adult services.
 Performs related reference projects and other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills
 Enjoys working with a diverse clientele.
 Demonstrates commitment to providing exceptional customer service.
 Keeps informed of current library trends, resources and technologies in print and electronic format.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills.
 Proficient knowledge of current technology, devices and social media.
Minimum qualifications
 Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
 Possession of NYS Public Library Certificate upon hire.
 Previous library experience preferred.
Salary starts at $67,701 commensurate with training, skills and experience. The Library offers paid time
off, a competitive benefits package and participation in the NYS Retirement System. See Rockland County
civil service job description for Librarian I. Appointment is provisional pending placing on the civil
service list. Position will remain open until filled. To apply: please email your resume and cover letter to
Assistant Director Beth Zambito at bzambito@rcls.org with the subject “Adult Services Librarian I
application.”

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