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Librarian I, Children’s Services - White Plains Public Library

Posted on March 27, 2017

Description

Do you love children’s literature, enjoy keeping abreast of publishing trends, and delight in creating a top-notch collection that will engage readers? Then come join us at the White Plains Public Library.

Due to retirement, the White Plains Public Library has an opening for a Librarian I to work in The Trove, our library for children. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs.

The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 55,000 residents, the City’s population expands to 250,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.

The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2014 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items. In addition to the Trove, the library for children, in 2013 the Library opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The final phase of its capital campaign will create the Hub, with a Learning Commons for adults as well as a café and bookstore.

The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities

In addition to acquiring much of our book collection, as a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader’s advisory services to children and adults, plan and conduct programs, lead classes and workshops, among other responsibilities. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in publishing, education, book selling, or other work with children. Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.

Candidates should genuinely like working with children and adults, appreciate providing library services to a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. They must also be outward looking, helping to ensure that the Library remains responsive to the White Plains community.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in library or information science (MLS) from a 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: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.

Compensation

Starting salary is $53,689 to $55,311 depending on experience; excellent benefits.

Location

White Plains, NY, USA

To Apply

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to by April 17 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put “Librarian Opening” in the subject line.