Part-Time Substitute Librarian

Pearl River NY
Posted 10 months ago

$28.00 hour- Depending on qualifications – Part-time
General Summary
The Substitute Librarian is an entry level professional position with the Pearl River Public Library.
This is a substitute position and is scheduled as needed for coverage; ideally also covering one
weekend per month. Librarians in this position provide high quality customer services to the library’s
diverse clientele. Duties may include a wide variety of potential assignments serving adults, teens,
and children. Assignments include public services (reference, reader’s advisory, technology
assistance, and collection development).

Essential Functions
The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
● Provide excellent customer service to customers of all ages.
● Communicate effectively with customers, staff, and administration.
● Promote library activities to the public.
● Perform related work as required and assigned.
● This is a substitute position and is scheduled as needed for coverage.

Typical Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of basic library principles, trends, functions, and procedures and
knowledge and understanding of issues and requirements of the specific library program assigned.
SKILL: Excellent customer service skills; management skills including project management skills.
Skill in using technology and aiding users.

ABILITY: Creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner;
communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; work with diverse groups of customers and
volunteers of all ages; create and maintain positive staff relationships; lead effectively by example,
inspire staff, and promote enthusiastic teamwork; demonstrate positive attitude, excellent
interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers,
and the community; multi-task and set priorities; demonstrate innovation and flexibility; work varying
shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualification: Possession of a graduate library degree from a library school located
within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department, or from a library
school program which is accredited by the American Library Association; and Possession of a
valid New York State Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

Interested parties should send an email with qualifications/resume to: Yixsi Echavarria,
Personnel Assistant, No phone calls please. Only those
candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

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