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: nfplhireme@nioga.org 

Librarian I – Full Time (35hr/wk)

Niagara Falls Public Library  (revised 6.12.17)
Main Branch - Adult Department
Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications

General Statement of Duties:
Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the main downtown branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike. May be assigned to other areas as needed.

Classification: Librarian I – Civil Service
While open to all, preference is given to residents legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County.

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.

Job Description:
Provides library service to adults visitors, including managing an active main reading/reference room; prepares for and conducts programs; assists in maintaining the department’s collections; promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services; performs outreach to community agencies as needed. Provides  library and research assistance to researchers and performs other duties as assigned.  May occasionally require scheduled shifts in our LaSalle Branch. For complete job specifications, visit www.niagarafallsusa.org or www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/Pages/Employment.html

Required Skills and Abilities:
Passion for and knowledge of adult literature; familiarity with current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; experience in planning and conducting adult  programming; excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. Desire to work in fast-paced urban environment a must.

Minimum Qualifications:
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.

Secondary language skills (Spanish or French) desirable. Previous reference experience or equivalent coursework desirable.

Work Schedule:
The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

Head of Reference Services

$34,455 per annum, vacation / sick leave,medical, dental benefits, NYS retirement eligible

To Apply:

Deadline for applications to be received -   Monday, July 3, 2017 @ 5pm

Please submit a meaningful cover letter, resume and three professional references to:

Mr. Bob Kazeangin
Administrative Assistant
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street, Niagara Falls, New York  14305

Email: bkazeangin@nioga.org

Niagara Falls Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.