Position Available: Full-time Youth & Family Services (Librarian I)
Download: Full Time Librarian I YS 2023
The East Greenbush Community Library is on the lookout for a friendly, creative individual who is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to join our Youth & Family Services team. As a Youth & Family Services Librarian I, you’ll be part of a vibrant team working collaboratively to develop and deliver engaging library services and programs for our community, with a special focus on youth and families.
The Youth & Family Services Librarian I plays a crucial role in our dynamic library team. Responsibilities include developing, coordinating, and delivering a wide range of library services and programs that actively engage youth and families in our community. This position also emphasizes building community partnerships and conducting outreach activities that align with our library’s strategic plan and vision for serving youth and families.
Responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to:
• Provide top-notch reference and readers’ advisory services to children, teens, and adults.
• Engage the community, gather feedback, and plan programs such as storytimes, tween/teen events, and community outreach activities, including library programming tailored specifically for elementary school-age kids.
• Contribute to collection development, ensuring materials remain diverse and relevant.
• Stay current with trends in children’s literature, child development, and library
• Cultivate partnerships with schools and community organizations and conduct outreach.
• Promote digital literacy and guide youth and families in technology use.
Our ideal candidate will:
• Thrive in a playful and creative environment.
• Enjoy working with children and young adults.
• Possess strong computer skills.
• Hold a deep passion for promoting literacy and lifelong learning.
• MLS from an ALA accredited library school
• New York State Public Library Professional Certificate
• Eligible for provisional appointment as a Librarian I under Rensselaer County Civil Service Guidelines.
SALARY PAY SCALE (STEP SCHEDULE): $48,846 – 61,057
ASSIGNMENT: 12 months per year; 37.5 hours per week; includes some evening and weekend rotations.
REPORTS TO: Head of Youth & Family Services
• 37.5 hour scheduled work week with medical, dental, vision, NYS retirement benefits.
• Professional development opportunities.
• Paid holidays and generous paid-time off.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit a cover letter, resume, Rensselaer County Civil Service application, and three professional references to Amy McCarthy, Head of Youth & Family Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
The East Greenbush Community Library is the central hub our of community, where people feel welcome, supported in learning, and connected to community and one another. Our mission is to inspire learning, imagination, collaboration, and compassion by providing our community with equitable access to resources in a welcoming environment. Annually, we circulate over 300,000 items a year, host programs attended by 20,000+ residents, and keep our doors open seven days a week, attracting more than 100,000 people visitors. Voted Times Union Best Library, second place, three years running, we take pride in our inclusive team, committed to diversity and equity, which operates cohesively to deliver outstanding library services. We remain steadfast in our commitment to support our staff’s growth and ongoing success. Join us in making a difference through our exceptional library services!