Employment Opportunity: Librarian I — (Part Time)

Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-3271
518-584-7860 • Fax: 518-584-7866 • www.sspl.org
Availability: Open until filled
Starting Salary: $30.41 / Hour
Posted: May 16, 2024
Job Type: Part Time

Position: Librarian I (Part-Time)

Departments: Adult Services and Youth Services

Schedule: Every Wednesday 10a-2p and two Saturdays a month 1p-5p

Starting Rate: $30.41/hour

Availability: Immediate


The Librarian I performs professional librarian work, with responsibilities in the areas of information services—including reference and readers advisory—and working directly with patrons. The incumbent should be knowledgeable about working with a diverse adult population that has varying degrees of literacy and comfort with technology, and wide-ranging information needs and interests. Reports to the Head of Adult Services. Supervision may be exercised over the work of paraprofessional and clerical staff, as well as volunteers. Performs related work as required.

Minimum qualifications

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 accepted education practices (some universities have renamed their programs and no longer designate the degree as a Master’s in Library Science—contact the New York State Library’s Division of Library Development for assistance)

Special requirement

Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application; possession of certificate at time of appointment and for duration of employment

Please remit a cover letter and completed SSPL Application for Employment to:
Saratoga Springs Public Library
Attention: Human Resources Manager
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. SSPL complies with all applicable federal and state laws and the rules and regulations of the Saratoga Springs Municipal Civil Service Commission. SSPL encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply.