Jobs

Available Positions at the White Plains Public Library:


Librarian I

The White Plains Public Library has a great story to tell. Come and help us share it!

We have an opening for a Librarian I to help develop our marketing and communications and provide public services to adults.

In this position, you will grow a public relations program to create positive relationships between the Library and its public; market library activities through social media platforms, a digital newsletter, and other channels; promote specific events; and nurture engagement between the Library and White Plains’ communities. You will also provide reference and reader’s advisory services, instruction, assistance with technology, and plan and implement programs.

The successful candidate must be an excellent collaborator, as you will work with a range of colleagues as well as community members and staff from other organizations. She or he must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, expertise with social media, be creative and enjoy working independently. Experience in marketing or public relations is a plus.

Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.

The White Plains Public Library serves the community through one, 90,000-square-foot facility, located in downtown White Plains. The Library has undergone a renovation and rebirth in the last decade, beginning with the creation of the Trove, a library for children. In 2013 it opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab. The Hub for adults, with a Learning Commons as well as a café and bookstore, will open in fall, 2017. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2016 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items.

The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 55,000 residents, the City’s population expands to 200,000 every workday as people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.

Starting Salary: $53,689 to $55,311 depending on experience; excellent benefits

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in library or information science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.

Special Requirements: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.

The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If interested, please email cover letter and résumé by April 7, 2017 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put “Librarian Opening” in the subject line.

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Librarian I, Children’s Services

Do you love children’s literature, enjoy keeping abreast of publishing trends, and delight in creating a top-notch
collection that will engage readers? Then come join us at the White Plains Public Library.

Due to retirement, the White Plains Public Library has an opening for a Librarian I to work in The Trove, our library for
children. One of the busiest public libraries in New York State, the White Plains Public Library values excellent
customer service as well as innovation and experimentation in services and programs.

In addition to acquiring much of our book collection, as a Librarian I, you will provide reference and reader’s advisory services to children and adults, plan and conduct programs, lead classes and workshops, among other responsibilities. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in publishing, education, book
selling, or other work with children. Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.

Candidates should genuinely like working with children and adults, appreciate providing library services to a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues.

They must also be outward looking, helping to ensure that the Library remains responsive to the White Plains community.

The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 55,000 residents, the City’s population expands to 250,000 every workday as thousands of people travel to the City for work or school. The modern downtown has enjoyed a recent revitalization with expanded shopping and dining options. With a Metro North commuter railroad station and a bus transit center, people from all over Westchester County make White Plains a destination for work, leisure and study.

The White Plains Public Library serves the City through one facility, located in downtown White Plains. With a staff of 42 FTE, in 2014 the Library attracted nearly 30,000 people to its programs and circulated over 700,000 items. In addition to the Trove, the library for children, in 2013 the Library opened the Edge, an innovative library for teens that
includes a digital media lab. The final phase of its capital campaign will create the Hub, with a Learning Commons for adults as well as a café and bookstore.

Starting salary is $53,689 to $55,311 depending on experience; excellent benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in library or information science (MLS) from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.

Special Requirements: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.

The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If interested, please email cover letter and résumé to by April 17 to: Brian Kenney, Library Director, bkenney@whiteplainslibrary.org. Please put “Librarian Opening” in the subject line.

Librarian I, Children’s Services Adobe PDF File


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