Employment Opportunities at the Niagara Falls Public Library

Employment Application for Niagara Falls Public Library (PDF format)

Part-Time Teen Services Librarian- EARL BRYDGES LIBRARY

The Part-Time Teen Services Librarian will work in the Teen Services Department, specializing in services to library patrons ages 12- 17 under the direct supervision of the Library Director. Specific projects to include:

  1. Responsible for the operations of the Creative Technology Center at the Earl Brydges Library.
  2. Participating in the development and implementation of programming and workshops.
  3. Planning, promoting and implementation of teen summer reading program.
  4. Program development and outreach activities in the community.
  5. Collection development and promotion of young adult materials.
  6. Reference and readers advisory services for young adults.
  7. Other special projects as assigned.

Must be available to work all shifts including nights and weekends. Rate of pay is $15.75 per hour. This is a provisional Civil Service position with Civil Service Exam forthcoming.

Please see Civil Service job specifications (below).

Qualified applicants should send a resume and application no later than September 19, 2014 to:

Michelle Petrazzoulo, Executive Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Librarian 1- Teen Services (Part Time)

 DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:     The work involves responsibility for basic level librarian duties.  Employees in this class are expected to perform specific applications of professional duties under general supervision of other professional Librarians and are assigned progressively more difficult work as their experience in the field broadens.  Supervision may be exercised over Library Trainees, Clerks, Pages, Volunteers and other assigned staff.  The Teen Services Librarian performs related work as required.

Provides reference and reader’s advisory services and instruction to young adults;
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 young adults ages 12-17;
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, schools, or other libraries;
Prepares statistical and/or narrative reports, memoranda and correspondence;
Responsible for operations of the Teen Creative Technology Center;
Planning, promoting and implementation of teen summer reading program.
May supervise the work of nonprofessional staff and participate in the training of Librarian Trainees;
Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.

Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; ability to interact effectively with young adults and create relevant and substantial program opportunities that meet their needs and interests; good knowledge of on-line database systems for homework assistance, college preparation, and readers advisory for young adults; good knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials and collection issues for young adults; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; good knowledge of the demographics  of the communities’ young adult population; ability to work effectively with young adults; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to act as a liaison to schools and other organizations in the community that serve young adults as well as provide outreach services; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


For Admittance to Examination
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association and eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

For Appointment:
At time of appointment, an eligible must have applied for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.