F/T Children’s Librarian

Valley Cottage NY
Posted 2 weeks 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.

Preferred qualifications:

· 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.

· Developing and implementing children’s programming, including story times, STEAM programs, and book discussions.

· 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 services 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. 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. Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

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 www.valleycottagelibrary.org under ‘About >Jobs at VCL’. Please email the completed application, a resume and a cover letter highlighting your experience to the attention of Ashley Maraffino, Assistant Director at vclsearchcommittee@rcls.org.

Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2022.

No telephone calls please.

Valley Cottage Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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