Job Opportunities

Jobs Available at FLLS

Currently there are no job openings at the Finger Lakes Library System.

FLLS Internship Opportunities

The Finger Lakes Library System offers opportunities for a college or graduate student seeking internship positions throughout the year. The intern will have the chance to gain a wide range of experiences in a busy public library system.

The intern will work closely with each librarian at the system and assist with tasks including but not limited to: creating marketing materials for social media and the website, join system staff in visits to member libraries, shadow system employees on day-to-day tasks and much more!


  • An interest in library system services.
  • Computer skills are essential including Microsoft Office, social media platforms, website skills and basic problem solving and tech support.
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks on a number of concurrent projects.
  • Candidates must have strong communication skills, be well organized, detail oriented, and creative.

Hours & Details:

  • Dates and times of the internship will be determined with the individual. The Finger Lakes Library System is open from 8:00am-4:00pm, however, many staff members work outside these hours.
  • This is an unpaid internship but a great opportunity to receive school credit and build your resume.

To Apply:
All applicants must submit a letter via email outlining their goals, school requirements and timeline for interning to Resume and letters from academic or professional references may be required as well.

Deadline to Apply:

Please email your application materials to:
Kristi Downham
HR Administrator
Finger Lakes Library System
1300 Dryden Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Jobs Available at Member Libraries & Affiliates

Newfield Public Library seeks to fill our Library Assistant II position.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, will create a welcoming presence in the library and enjoys working with patrons of all ages and demographics. This position is part-time (21 hours per week).

Job Description:

The library assistant will perform various duties as assigned by the Library Director (LD). These duties will prioritize activities that enhance library services such as maintenance of the collection, programs, and circulation. The Library Assistant II must be comfortable with Microsoft Office Suite and be able to quickly learn the automated library system software. Hours of work are currently set at Monday through Thursday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. The library assistant must be available to attend trainings provided by the Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS) in the mornings and to substitute for other staff members in the evenings.

Responsibilities: In addition to mastering the duties of all of the Library Assistant I staff, the Library Assistant II will have distinct responsibilities as listed below.

Cataloging: Catalog new materials including creating bibliographic & item records.

Collection maintenance: Physical processing of new materials. Run reports on a monthly basis to change the status of new items. Run weeding reports based on circulation statistics, pull books and change their status.

Circulation: Be knowledgeable of all aspects of the automated library system and be able to operate the circulation desk.

Programs (work collaboratively with LD): Assist in development and on-going tasks for programs. Create promotional materials. Communicate new information to volunteers who post to the community sign.

General: Open and close library building, log in to staff computers, OPAC and public computers. Maintain confidentiality in dealing with patron records. Support, promote and implement library policies and procedures. Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.

Areas of job accountability and performance: Perform assigned duties accurately and in a timely fashion. Have excellent computer skills. Observe work hours and demonstrate punctuality. Prioritize tasks and assess needs without direction from supervisor. Exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Maintain a professional and service-oriented attitude.

Qualifications: The Library Assistant II must have knowledge of libraries, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to prioritize tasks, and the physical strength to handle boxes of books. This person must be able to perform assigned duties accurately and in a timely fashion, work independently, and maintain a professional and service-oriented attitude.

Job Type: Part-time – this position is for 21 hours per week. Schedule includes afternoon and evening shifts, as well as occasional morning or weekend trainings and events.

Application Instructions: Priority will be given to applications received prior to July 1, 2019. Please email resume and letter of interest to: or Newfield Public Library, P.O. Box 154, 198 Main Street, Newfield, NY 14867

Note: Newfield Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all federal, state and local laws in its hiring and employment practices.