EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Employment Application for Niagara Falls Public Library

Note: Application may be filled in online or printed and completed manually. PDF reader required.

Applications are also available at the circulation desk in the library.

Email completed applications to: spotwin@nioga.org

Librarian 1 - Adult services 

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking, due to an impending retirement, an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1. Under the supervision of the Executive Library Director of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the Main / LaSalle Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike. Provides library service to visitors of all ages, prepares for and conducts programs; assists in maintaining the adult literature collections; promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services; stays current on technology trends, performs outreach to community agencies as needed.

Minimum qualifications are:
Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.
Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:
Knowledge of adult literature, adult programming and current tech trends
Classification: Librarian I – Civil Service
This is a Training & Experience Rated exam. To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).
Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.

Compensation:
Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33 per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave. The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to: spotwin(at)nioga(dot)org Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Review of applicants will begin May 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch on Main Street and a second branch in the LaSalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $37,094.33 /year

Librarian 1 - Teen Services - reposted

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1 (with a knowledge of teen literature and teen programming) . Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the LaSalle Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike. Provides library service to visitors of all ages, including managing an active suburban branch; prepares for and conducts programs; assists in maintaining the branch's collections; promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services; performs outreach to community agencies as needed. May occasionally require scheduled shifts in our Main Branch.

Minimum qualifications are:
Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.
Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:
Knowledge of teen literature and teen programming

Classification: Librarian I – Civil Service
This is a Training & Experience Rated exam. To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).
Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.

Compensation:
Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33 per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave. The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to: spotwin(at)nioga(dot)org Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Review of applicants will begin May 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch on Main Street and a second branch in LaSalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $37,094.33 /year

Library Clerk 

We are hiring for a part-time library clerk to work both the Main and LaSalle Library Branch circulation counters. Seeking an individual who likes order, is committed to providing a high level of customer service, is detail oriented, has a sense of humor, likes to answer questions and help their community. (17 hours per week approx, evening and Saturday availability required, must be a resident of the City of Niagara Falls, $11.58 per hour.)

Please apply in person @ 1425 Main Street, completing an application form at either the Main or Lasalle Branch library counter. Application is also available online http:http://www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/Pages/Employment.html and may be emailed to spotwin@nioga.org or mailed to Niagara Falls Public Library, Attn: Director, 1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14305.

Deadline: open until suitable candidate is found.  

Calling all summer students! Looking for employment this summer? 

We are seeking 2 individuals to work 17 hours per week from June 24 until August 19th, 2019

Duties to include: shelving, answering the telephone, assisting patrons at the counter by signing materials in and out using our computerized library catalog, collecting fines, answering directional questions, sorting out library system delivery bags,  assisting Children's librarian with program preparation and set up, cleaning discs, dusting shelves etc.
Salary: $11.10 per hour

Review of applications will begin May 17, 2019. Applications accepted until position is filled. Application can be found online  http://www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/Pages/Employment.html or at the counter of either Main or Lasalle Branches. Must be a resident of City of  Niagara Falls, NY

For more information, please contact
spotwin(at)nioga(dot)org

Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:
Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

We accept applications for the following position on an ongoing basis, to be kept on file in the event of an opening.

Part-Time Clerk 
Performs circulation desk procedures, such as checking in and checking out materials, registering patrons and collecting fines. Shelves library materials. Answers directional questions and refers patrons to appropriate personnel. Performs other related work as required. 17 hours per week. Includes nights and weekends.