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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Branch Librarian, Great Neck Lib (NY)

The Great Neck Library is seeking a Branch Librarian to head the thriving Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and professional skills are a must in this intensely active facility. This is a union position that reports to the Assistant Director.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

Note: The duties listed below illustrate but do not limit the tasks performed by this classification.  

  • Oversee all aspects of branch operations  
  • Develop, deliver and continually evaluate and improve branch services  
  • Supervise, train, motivate, schedule and evaluate all branch employees; guide staff toward the highest standards of customer service  
  • Take lead role in providing reference and readers’ advisory services to customers  
  • Maintain effective working partnerships with schools, community groups, etc.  
  • Supervise money collection, including its safe-keeping and appropriate delivery to the Business Office  
  • Work with other staff to plan and conduct branch activities and programs  
  • Oversee building and property management functions, communicating any needs or problems to the appropriate person(s)  
  • Participate in developing the branch collection development including adding and deleting of all formats of materials  
  • Implement and interpret library policies and procedures to staff and customers with the assistance of the Assistant Director and the Director  
  • Prepare periodic status reports and statistical reports, etc., as assigned  
  • Hold regular staff meetings and handle situations  

    Additional Duties:  
  • Attend meeting[s] as scheduled by Administration  
  • Support and effectively implement Administration and Board policy, procedures, and core values  
  • Attend Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars, and conferences as appropriate  
  • Maintain an awareness of developments and changes in the profession through meetings and professional reading  
  • Perform additional duties and assignments, as requested  


    Skills Required:  
  • Thorough knowledge of library service techniques, administrative practices, and materials selection  
  • Ability to grasp users’ needs quickly and accurately  
  • Ability to inspire and supervise library staff  
  • Ability to analyze situations, and make suggestions for the improvement of service  
  • Ability to utilize and recommend materials in a variety of formats (print, electronic, media)  

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  • Experience working with computers and Microsoft Office programs  
  • Well versed in ILS systems such as Sierra and any other computers programs used in a library setting.  


    Minimum Qualifications:  
  • MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited institution  
  • New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate required at time of employment  
  • Minimum of three (3) years professional librarian experience  
  • Supervisory experience as a branch librarian or department head highly desirable  



Full time – 35 hours/week, includes one night plus Saturday rotation.         

Sundays on a voluntary basis.  


Starting Salary Range:  

The minimum starting salary is $64,500+, with full benefit package commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a Union Position.  


Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by 1/26/2022:  

Great Neck Library  

159 Bayview Ave.  

Great Neck, NY  11023  

No Phone Calls Please  

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.