Full Time Librarian I (Adult Services) 

Goshen NY, Orange County NY
Posted 3 weeks ago

Goshen Public Library & Historical Society, 366 Main Street, Goshen, NY is seeking a Full Time Librarian I to join our dynamic and innovative adult services team.  The Library is open Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The workweek is 35 hours and includes weekend and evening hours.  

Duties (illustrative, not intended to be all inclusive). The individual filling this role will: 

  • Provide excellent customer service on the reference and information desk that includes responding to reference questions, suggesting reading and viewing materials, placing holds, registering patrons for programs, information/referral services, and providing computer assistance to patrons; 
  • Monitor public computer workstations to ensure proper use; 
  • Manage use of study rooms and meeting rooms during desk time; 
  • Recommend, develop, and implement programs, classes, and services for adults, including working with outside agencies and community groups;  
  • Engage in collection management, selection, and maintenance as needed; 
  • Assist in reporting and compiling statistics; and  
  • Be responsible for the adult services department when the librarian on duty. 

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a university program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.  

Special Requirements: Possession of a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at the time of application. 

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities: 

  • Knowledge of and interest in library materials, bibliographic tools and sources, library methods and procedures, and library programming.  
  • Proficiency in library and office software – Aspen, Workflows, LibCal, Canva, and Microsoft Office. 
  • Experience in a public library setting. 
  • Ability to assist patrons in basic technology needs, including e-Books, e-resources, internet, and email. 
  • Ability to develop and implement library programming.  
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.  
  • Ability to meet and interact with people and participate effectively in the cultural and intellectual activities of the community.  
  • Ability to creatively solve problems and effectively multi-task. 
  • Ability to assess and strategize about new services based on the needs of the community.  

Hourly rate, depending on education and experience, between $23.00/hr – 28.50/hr. (Annually $41,860 - $51,870.) Benefits include health insurance, vision insurance, retirement contributions to NYSLRS, paid holidays, vacation, personal, and sick leave, and support for continuing education and professional memberships.  

Please email cogent letter of interest and resume or any questions to Erica Gati, HR Director, erica@goshenpubliclibrary.org, with a cc to Ruth Mallard, Head of Adult Services and Tech Services, at ruth@goshenpubliclibrary.org using the subject line: Adult Services Librarian.   

This is an Orange County Civil Service Librarian I position. The selected candidate will be submitted to Orange County Civil Service for approval.  

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