City of RochesterBuffalo 14211
Full Time
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Librarian I/

City of Rochester
Full Time 810 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211, United States


General Description

This is an entry-level position for library school graduates. Employees in this class are expected to learn the specific applications of professional training by the performance of duties under the general supervision of professional librarians in higher level positions. Instructions may be issued at the beginning of each new assignment. Employees in this class are assigned work progressively more difficult as their experience in the field broadens. Supervision may be exercised over Library Assistants, Clerks, Pages and Volunteers. Related work is performed as required

Typical Work Activities
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services and instruction to library users;
  • Performs original cataloging and classification and record editing;
  • Performs collection development by recommending titles for purchase and/or deletion;
  • Plans and implements library programs for adults or children;
  • Compiles bibliographies and functions as subject specialist;
  • Performs on-line database searches, and search training;
  • Serves as a liaison for library services to community groups or other libraries;
  • Designs and produces public relations and library instruction materials;
  • Prepares statistical and/or narrative reports, memoranda and correspondence;
  • Supervises the work of clerical, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel in assigned tasks;
  • Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.
Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.

Some Universities have renamed their programs and no longer designate the degree as a Masters in Librarianship. Contact the New York State Library's Division of Library Development for assistance.

Eligibility for a New York State public librarian's professional certificate at time of application. Possession of certificate at time of appointment.

For full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

For less-than full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers numerous growth opportunities to include the potential to transition into full-time, permanent employment.

Select the location(s) you prefer
  • Central Branch
  • Lyell Branch

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