Jobs Available at FLLS

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Responsible for processing materials returned by member libraries in the delivery.

Reports to: Reference & Interlibrary Loan Coordinator.


  • Unpack delivery bags and sort materials for distribution to different departments and member libraries
  • Sort, check-in, and shelve FLLS materials as needed.
  • Maintain the general appearance of the shelving area.
  • Assist consultants with special projects.


  • Accurate sorting skills and attention to detail is essential.
  • Reliable attendance
  • Ability to work independently when necessary.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Comfortable with computers.
  • Familiarity with public libraries and the Dewey Decimal classification system is preferred.
  • Involves some moderate (50 lbs) lifting of books and boxes of books.

HOURS:  Part-time, 10 hours per week, Monday – Friday between the hours of 2:30 – 5:30 PM. Specific schedule to be determined with supervisor.

PAY RATE:  $10.22/ hour to increase to $10.72 upon successful completion of Probationary period.

This position is covered by the bargaining unit.

Please send cover letter, resume, and references by January 7, 2015 to:

Linda Beins @

Jobs Available at Member Libraries & Affiliates

Tappan Spaulding Memorial Library Director

  • Provides assistance and direction to the board in setting goals and objectives and determining methods of evaluation.
  • Recommends policies as needed. Advises board on merit of decisions it is considering.
  • Administers library in accordance with adopted policies. Interprets policies to staff and public.
  • Selects and orders all books and other library materials, print and non-print.
  • Has direct responsibility for administration of the library within the framework of the board’s plan, policies and budget.
  • Reports at each board meeting and in other ways keeps the board informed of library’s progress and problems.
  • Supervises staff.
  • Recommends needed improvements in working conditions, fringe benefits, and salary scale.
  • Utilizes skills and initiative of staff members to the library’s advantage, and recommends salaries.
  • Suggests basis for evaluation criteria and provides materials for the board to review.
  • Responsible for understanding funding options and educating the board as necessary.
  • Makes recommendations based on present and anticipated revenues and needs in relation to the board’s plan for library growth. Calls board’s attention to ways of stretching budget through cooperation with other libraries and agencies.
  • Decides on use of money on the basis of the approved budget.
  • Attends all regular and special board meetings.
  • Gives appropriated public notice of meetings.
  • Maintains meeting records.
  • Maintains an active program of public relations.
  • Keeps the board informed about state/national funding and legislative issues related to libraries.
  • Participates in New York Library Associations Library Lobby Day in Albany.
  • Reads the Handbook for Library Trustees of New York State.
  • Calls significant materials to attention of the library board.
  • Attends continuing education offered by this library system, the New York Library Associations and the American Library Association.
  • Organizes orientation of new trustees.
  • Informs trustees of important meetings and workshops for them to attend. Urges travel funds be provided in the budget for trustee and staff education.
  • Suggests and provides materials for community analysis. Helps analyze the library’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Recommends plans for library’s growth.
  • Establishes regular outreach to local schools, county, state and federal legislators.
  • Able to meet the physical requirements of the job.
  • Grant writing helpful.
  • Familiar with Microsoft products.
  • Familiar with Polaris a plus.

Send resume and letter of interest to:

Tappan Spaulding Memorial Library
PO Box 397
Newark Valley, NY 13811