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Job Title:          Full-Time Children’s Librarian

 

Summary:  The Field Library, the public library for the City of Peekskill, New York and a member of the Westchester Library System, is seeking a flexible, creative and energetic individual for the position of Full-Time Children’s Librarian.  Under the direction of the Head of Children’s Services, the Children’s Librarian helps to plan and implement programs for children, provides reference and readers’ advisory services, helps develop the collection, assists patrons with use of electronic and print resources, and creates publicity for children's programs.

 

Essential Job Functions:

·         Answers reference questions and performs readers’ advisory services.

·         Helps plan, promote, and implement ongoing programs, such as story times, book clubs, Summer Reading Game, and holiday, craft and STEM programs.

·         Assists the public with information regarding library materials and equipment.

·         Selects materials and helps maintain the collection.

·         Creates flyers, calendars and press releases to promote library programs.

·         Promotes the use of the library by the community; communicates effectively and professionally.

·         Posts on social media, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • An individual who is a motivated self-starter and works well under pressure.
  • Familiarity with children’s literature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a positive working relationship with fellow employees, supervisors and the general public.
  • Excellent writing and computer skills.
  • Spanish language desired.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university. 
  • Knowledge and experience using an automated library system and databases.
  • Valid New York State Public Librarian Certification.

 

Hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, including Thursday evenings. This is a non-exempt position.        

Starting salary: $32,500.

 

The Field Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. To apply, email a letter and resume to:

 

Jody Sitts

Head of Children’s Services

The Field Library

4 Nelson Avenue

Peekskill, NY  10566

jsitts@wlsmail.org  914-862-3299