We are seeking a passionate, self-starting, “people-person” with strong collaborative skills to engage libraries and community partners in the expansion of inclusive library services. The Nassau Library System is a cooperative library system that serves the 54 public libraries in Nassau County, NY. This is an excellent career opportunity for a progressive librarian who wants to make a difference.
Encourages member library staff and stakeholders to develop services in support of state-specified target populations, including senior citizens, ethnic and language minorities, persons with disabilities, those who are educationally disadvantaged, the unemployed and underemployed, and individuals residing in institutions
Initiates and maintains active relationships with agencies serving and advocating for vulnerable populations and underserved communities in order to foster partnership, promote collaboration, and broaden awareness of library services
Provides consultation services, continuing education, and other means of support and encouragement for member library efforts to reflect the changing demographics and increasing diversity of their communities in their collections and services
Facilitates the development and continuous improvement of communication across channels connecting NLS, member libraries, community stakeholders, library users, and other audiences
Serves individuals incarcerated at the Nassau County Correctional Facility by conducting programs, including a weekly book club, and coordinating the acquisition of library materials
Represent Nassau libraries and coordinate member library involvement at community events
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and at least three (3) years of relevant experience working with vulnerable populations
Track record of developing and maintaining community partnerships
Past success developing and delivering engaging presentations, facilitating meetings, and training diverse audiences
Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages to target audiences
Demonstrated commitment to customer service and fair provision of services
Able to work effectively individually and in a team-based environment
Starting salary $68,000-$75,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits.
Uniondale, NY, USA
Send your resume with a cover letter to the attention of Nicole Scherer, Assistant Director, Nassau Library System, at [email protected] Preference will be given to applications received by December 20, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
900 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553; 516-292-8920x273 ; NLS is not subject to Civil Service