• Full Time
  • Ossining, NY
  • Salary: $61,178 - $68,896

Website Ossining Public Library

Do you want to work for an award-winning public library serving an engaged, diverse community?  The Ossining Public Library is looking for a community-focused, mission-driven Librarian II to join our Adult Services Department.

The Librarian II reports to the Head of Adult Services and will be responsible for collection development, patron-centered reference and referrals, and technology and readers’ advisory services. Will coordinate a variety of adult programs and identify and participate in community outreach and engagement efforts. Works collaboratively with other departments, library administration, community groups, and other agencies. Plans and assesses collections, programs, and services with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion.  Assists in development of new services, collections, and programs for adults.

Desired experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
A strong desire and ability to plan, build, and evaluate innovative library services
Strong knowledge of reference services, collection development, library programming, and inclusive library service for adults
Ability to effectively communicate with strong verbal, written, and presentation skills; able to effectively share professional development knowledge with others
Ability to use and teach current technologies
Good judgement, resourcefulness, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and flexibility
Ability to motivate others and lead teams; may have supervisory responsibilities and/or oversight of training and staff development at the direction of the Head of Adult Services
A welcoming attitude and commitment to excellent customer service in a multicultural, diverse environment
Administrative duties as assigned
Ability to understand, speak, read, and write Spanish is strongly preferred

Salary and benefits:    $61,178 – $68,896, excellent benefits package

Minimum training and experience:  Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices and at least two (2) years professional library experience subsequent to MLS.  Successful candidate must be reachable on a Westchester County Civil Service Librarian II list of eligibles or otherwise eligible for appointment.  Placement is subject to Westchester County Civil Service approval.

To apply, please send an application, resume, and cover letter to:

Diana Lennon, Head of Adult Services
Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Ave.
Ossining, NY 10562
[email protected]

To apply for this job email your details to dlennon@wlsmail.org