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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Librarian II, Ossining Public Lib (NY)

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