Employment Announcements

Job opportunities currently available throughout the Northern New York Library Network's region: 


(Updated November 20, 2014)

Library Assistant (Norwood)

Library Media Specialist (Chaumont)

Weekend Library Technician (Paul Smiths)


Norwood Public Library is looking for a Library Assistant to fill an upcoming opening. Please send resumes to Director at 1 Morton Street, Norwood, NY, 13668 or nowlib@ncls.org


Library Assistant Job Description (posted 10/22/2014)


The Library Assistant is a self-motivated individual who is punctual, reliable, and skilled at providing excellent customer service to patrons. The Assistant is computer literate and well-versed in Microsoft Office, the Internet, and can easily learn the library’s circulation program. He or she will perform a variety of duties to ensure the smooth operation and continued growth of the library. The Library Assistant will interact directly with the public, both in person and on the telephone. Evening and Saturday hours will be required. This job description is subject to change.The Library Assistant works 18 hours per week.


Specific Work Duties

  • Performs routine circulation, holds, and overdue functions in person and over the telephone including, but not limited to:
    • Recommending and locating library materials
    • Assisting patrons with use of the online public catalog
    • Using the library’s automated circulation system
    • Placing and processing library materials requests
    • Issuing borrowers’ cards according to library procedures
    • Collecting & recording fines for overdue materials
  • Shelves library materials in a timely manner using Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Processes and catalogs new materials using NCLS Sirsi guidelines
  • Maintains shelf-reading log
  • Ensures that weekly interlibrary loan delivery is complete and ready for pickup
  • Operates and assists patrons with the use of public access computers, photocopier, printer, and fax machine, including following appropriate cash handling procedures
  • Creates displays in the Library to showcase materials
  • Works with Director to maintain the Library's web and social media presence
  • Assists with and participates in library programs
  • Develops a clear understanding of the library’s policies and procedures
  • Helps maintain the physical appearance and ease of use of the library
  • Meets with Library Director as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Basic understanding of the goals and services of libraries
  • Excellent communication skills, including telephone etiquette
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work well with children, people with disabilities, and senior citizens
  • Works well individually and in a team environment
  • Performs detailed and accurate work in a timely manner
  • Can stand or sit for lengthy periods of time
  • Lift and push up to 50 pounds

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school (or equivalent) diploma
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively
  • Ability to learn how to work with new computer program applications
  • Demonstrated proficiency in use of common computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  • Associate degree in any field
  • Library work experience
Position Title: Library Media Specialist 


Lyme Central School accepting applications for 1 FTE Library Media Specialist, for the 2014-2015 school year.  Send letter of interest and resume to Lyme CSD, Attn: Cammy J. Morrision, Interim Superintendent, PO Box 219, Chaumont, NY 13622, or email mholmes@lymecsd.org.


Position: Weekend Library Technician
Status: Part Time
Reports to: Director of Library

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises building and college work study students
  • Process books and periodicals
  • Read shelves
  • Shelve books and periodicals
  • Provide excellent customer service to all patrons
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: (Minimum)

  • High school diploma
  • Knowledge of computers, including Microsoft office suite
  • Interest in working with patrons in one-on-one or group situations
  • Desire to share varied workload in a team atmosphere
  • Familiarity with libraries
  • Ability to carry 25 lbs. 100 yards


  • Associates degree
  • Library work experience
  • Internet searching expertise

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Word format to: employment@paulsmiths.edu Mailing address: Human Resources Generalist, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, N.Y. 12970. Fax to: (518) 327-6161. Review of applications will begin immediately.


If you are a library in the NNYLN's region and have a job vacancy announcement you would like posted here, please send your information, including CLOSING DATE for applications, to Regional Services Librarian Eric Alan, at eric@nnyln.org.


Other sites for library employment information:

NY3Rs Job Listings
Higher Ed Jobs
New York State Civil Service Page
The Chronicle of Higher Education
INALJ.com New York State