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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

F/T - Adult Ref Lib, Suffern Free Lib (NY)



The Suffern Free Library is seeking a reliable, flexible person with excellent customer service skills to join our Adult Information/Reference Department.  We are a public library located in the village of Suffern in Rockland County, New York and serve a population of 28,600 residents.    



The schedule of 35 hours per week will include at least one evening and rotating weekend hours. The Library is currently open 6 days a week but is planning to expand to 7 days per week in the Fall. 



Duties include providing reference and reader’s advisory services to adults and  

students at a busy adult reference desk as well as assisting with print collection development and one-on-one computer/database/mobile device help to all patrons. In addition to the above responsibilities, the candidate will work on special projects assigned by the Department Head. 



The applicant should be comfortable with all technologies and software used in library operations including, but not limited to Workflows/Symphony, Internet, OverDrive, Hoopla, Microsoft Office Suite and Envisionware. The ability to express ideas clearly and accurately, both orally and in writing; the ability to multi-task, and to interact tactfully and courteously with patrons and staff are also required. The candidate must take part in continuing education opportunities. This position reports directly to the Head of Adult Reference.  



Must have an MLIS from an accredited library school. Knowledge of Sirsi-Dynix Symphony Workflows and Spanish language fluency a plus.   



Applicants must be able to follow all of the Library’s COVID-19 health protocols including being able to tolerate a proper face covering for the duration of the work shift when necessary, maintaining social distancing, and maintaining hand hygiene through the use of hand sanitizer and frequent hand washing.  Applicants must also be willing to participate in sanitizing patron and staff workstations through the use of cleaning and sanitizing solutions.   


The Suffern Free Library is an equal opportunity employer.   


Please email cover letter and resume using the subject “Adult Reference Librarian” to: Amy La Rocca, Head of Adult Reference:   


Deadline for submission is August 20th.  Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Starting hourly wage will be dependent upon experience.