Available Positions at the White Plains Public Library:
Full-Time Children’s Librarian
Are you passionate about providing programs and services to children and their families? Do you love creativity, playful learning, and exploring new ideas, while producing fun and educational experiences? Then come join us at the White Plains Public Library.
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.
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, and other responsibilities as assigned. The Trove is looking to expand its STEAM-related offerings for elementary school aged children, so experience planning and implementing relevant programs will be given special consideration. Candidates should genuinely enjoy working with children and adults, appreciate providing library services to a diverse, multilingual population, and be able to work effectively with colleagues. Applicants must be available to work evening as well as weekend hours.
The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 57,000 residents, the City’s population expands to 150,000 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 2016 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. Recently the Library opened the Hub, a library for adults that includes a cafe and bookstore.
Starting salary is $53,689; 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. Spring 2019 graduates are welcome to apply.
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 resume by March 20 to: Joshua Carlson, Youth Services Manager, email@example.com. Please put “Librarian Opening” in the subject line.
EDGEucators Wanted – Summer Opportunity
We are excited to announce that, in partnership with Argus , the White Plains Public Library will be hosting its third annual Summer of Making for teens in the Edge this year. To facilitate this wonderful summer-long series of creative and maker-focused mini-camps, we are looking to hire two “EDGEucators.”
- Collaborate to develop week-long workshops throughout July and August
- Promote the program to youth in the White Plains area, and
- Teach teenagers a combination of new technology skills, engineering, science and art
EDGEucators will earn $15 per hour. They will work 16 hours per week facilitating programs in the morning for seven weeks, plus additional planning time.
Ideal candidates will possess:
- Experience with emerging technologies (i.e., Virtual Reality, Robotics, 3D Design, Coding, Audio/Video Editing, etc.), and/or
- Interest in creativity, DIY, arts and science projects, and making things, and
- A passion for educating and the ability to engage effectively with teenagers, and
- Excellent leadership, communication, and presentation skills
- Spanish speaking is a plus
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