Youth Services Librarian- Vestal, NY



The Vestal Public Library is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a full-time Youth Services Librarian position, to continue a popular and growing youth program.  The Youth Services Librarian is under the supervision of the director.


The main responsibilities are:

-Facilitates visits to the Library to enhance the reading skills of children

-Actively  promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory and other

innovative ways

-Provides reference services and resource recommendations

-Ensure that the Youth collection is diverse, current, relevant and meets the needs

of the community

-Responsible for all aspects of collection development

-Performs weeding of the library collection when necessary

-Develops and maintains content for the Library’s Facebook page and website

-Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting  youth programs

-Assists with library operations, including all circulation issues, and opening/ closing


-Take responsibility for the responsibility for the building in the absence of

adult reference

-Performs related duties as required

-Manages the Youth Services department, including personnel decisions and scheduling

-Supervises the work of clerical, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel in tasks



–  The candidate must have strong customer service skills

– Work with people of all ages, especially those from pre-school to  teen

– Should have a working knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, trends and current


– Develop and present story hours, summer programs, weekend programs for all ages

-write grants & press releases

-do statistics and reports

– be able to work as part of a team for the good of the library as a whole



Minimum qualifications:


– Master’s Degree from an accredited Library and Information Science Program

-Librarian I, specializing in Youth Services

-eligibility for  New York State Public Librarian certification upon appointment




$35,500- 39,000 depending on experience


To Apply:


Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to:

Carol Boyce, Library Director




Carol Boyce

Vestal Public Library

320 Vestal Parkway E.

Vestal, NY 13850


Applications due by May 5, 2018