Part-time Librarian (Adult Services)

Posted 4 weeks ago

Classification:               FLSA exempt, up to 15 hrs. /week

Reports to:                     Head of Adult Information Services

Suffern Free Library requires a criminal background check whenever a job offer has been made and accepted by an individual. This documentation must be on file prior to employment. We are a Drug Free Workplace.

Overall Responsibility

Responsible for identifying and interpreting patron needs; providing reference, readers’ advisory, computer, database and referral services to library patrons directly, and by telephone; assisting patrons in locating and selecting material.

Primary Duties:

  • Provide reference, readers’ advisory, and referral services to patrons, in person and by telephone.
  • Maintains familiarity with the collection and assists in maintaining inventory of collection.
  • Explains basic library functions, services and resources to the public.
  • Collects data for statistical analysis and reports.
  • Operates and maintains library equipment.
  • Keeps informed of current events and of developments in the library field.
  • Maintains current knowledge of library technology.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Physical Demands:

  1. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. The type of physical demands usually associated with this job include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching overhead and horizontally, talking, hearing and seeing.
  2. The employee must occasionally push/pull up to 50 pounds and lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  3. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.      

Skills Desired:

  1. Detail-oriented
  2. Ability to organize and prioritize daily work
  3. Ability to complete tasks independently and in a timely manner
  4. Familiarity with Aspen Discovery, Symphony Web and Koha
  5. Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and office equipment

Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
  2. NY State Librarian Certification
  3. References must indicate reliable attendance, punctuality and attention to detail.
  4. Access to a reliable means of transportation
  5. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions in the English language

Salary: $26.00 per hour/approx. 11 – 15 hours per week

Typical Schedule: Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                              Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

                              Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (1st & 3rd)

                              Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (as needed Sept. – June)

Suffern Free Library service hours

Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 8:00p.m.

Friday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Library address:

210 Lafayette Avenue Suffern, N.Y.

Application must include

  • Application form
  • 3 work references with current contact information

Mail or Drop Application off at

Darlene Alessi, Director

Suffern Free Library

210 Lafayette Avenue

Suffern, NY 10901

Position is open until filled

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