Available Positions at the White Plains Public Library:

Librarian I, Programming Librarian

The White Plains Public Library (NY) has an opening for a Librarian I, Programming Librarian.
Programs are a vital part of the mission of the White Plains Public Library. In this position, you will take the lead in creating and sometimes executing public programs that educate, entertain, excite and enrich our patrons. Working with colleagues throughout the Library as well as White Plains, you will develop programs to best serve the White Plains community.

The successful candidate will be committed to the Library’s role as a community hub, a place for patrons to learn and exchange ideas. You will work to give community members and organizations a voice in developing programs and events, and identify expertise and talents in the community, welcoming this knowledge into the Library. You will be creative and willing to innovate.

In this position you will:

  • Plan and sometimes execute programs, workshops, presentations, meetings, and other participatory experiences
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support ongoing programs, generate new ideas, and coordinate development
  • Be comfortable with a wide array of programming initiatives, including maker activities, arts & crafts, media production, health & wellness, finance, current events, and much more
  • Cultivate relationships with community organizations and individuals to expand our programming
  • Work closely with the marketing librarian to promote events
  • Be assigned to the Adult Services department, reporting to the Manager of Adult Services, and serve on public serve desks as needed
    Fluency in Spanish a plus. Must be able to work evening as well as weekend hours.

    The successful candidate must have a Master’s degree in the field of 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 in this field. In addition, you must be eligible for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment. You will also be required to pass a civil service examination and be reachable for permanent appointment.

    The City of White Plains is located 25 miles north of New York City in Westchester County. Home to 60,000 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 41 FTE, in 2018 the Library attracted nearly 38,000 people to its programs and circulated over 564,000 items. The Library includes the Trove, a library for children, the Edge, an innovative library for teens that includes a digital media lab, and in 2017 opened the Hub, a working and learning space for adults that includes an onsite café.

    Salary range: $55,991 to $72,152

    The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of White Plains to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without determination because of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, medical condition or disability, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, criminal convictions or any classification protected by Federal, State and Local Law.

    If interested, please email cover letter and resume to: Tim Baird, Manager of Adult Services, Please put “Librarian Vacancy” in the subject line. The deadline is Friday, October 18 at 5 p.m.

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