Librarian I - White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY. SEARCH REOPENED. The White Plains Public Library has a great story to tell. Come and help us share it!
We have an opening for a Librarian I to help develop
our marketing and communications and provide public services to adults.
In this position, you will grow a public relations program to create
positive relationships between the Library and its public; market
library activities through social media platforms, a digital newsletter,
and other channels; promote specific events; and nurture engagement
between the Library and White Plains’ communities. You will also provide
reference and reader’s advisory services, instruction, assistance with
technology, and plan and implement programs.
The successful candidate must be an excellent
collaborator, as you will work with a range of colleagues as well as
community members and staff from other organizations. She or he must
possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, expertise
with social media, be creative and enjoy working independently.
Experience in marketing or public relations is a plus.
Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.
The White Plains Public Library serves the community
through one, 90,000-square-foot facility, located in downtown White
Plains. The Library has undergone a renovation and rebirth in the last
decade, beginning with the creation of the Trove, a library for
children. In 2013 it opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens
that includes a digital media lab. The Hub for adults, with a Learning
Commons as well as a café and bookstore, will open in fall 2017. With a
staff of 42 FTE, in 2016 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to
its programs and circulated over 700,000 items.
The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of
New York City in Westchester County. Home to 55,000 residents, the
City’s population expands to 200,000 every workday as people travel to
the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a
revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro
North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from
all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work,
leisure and study.
Starting Salary: $53,689 to $55,311 depending on experience; excellent benefits.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in library or
information science from a program that is accredited by the American
Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education
Department as following accepted education practices.
Special Requirements: Eligibility for a New York State
Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application;
possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The successful
candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and
be reachable for permanent appointment.
The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer
If interested, please email cover letter and resume by April 7, 2017 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Librarian Opening” in the subject line.