Job Opportunities

Jobs Available at FLLS

There are currently no job openings at FLLS at this time.

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


Port Byron Public Library Seeks Part-Time Director

Port Byron Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic person to lead the library as the social, educational, and cultural hub of our community.  Working 28 hours per week, with some nights and weekends, the director will develop long-term strategies, relationships, and program to address the needs and deploy our library, staff, collections, and other assets to support and enrich the library’s community and the lives of those therein.

The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees.  This responsibility includes the organization and dissemination of information and services through the effective utilization of library resources.  The director is also responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library, under the governance and oversight of the board.

The Director is expected to provide a leadership role within the library, the community and the library profession. The Director serves as the official representative of the library.


General Administration and Management

  • Formulates and recommends policies to the library board
  • Implements library policies and procedures
  • Summits an annual budget to the library board in a timely way and directs and monitors expenditures
  • Provides monthly financial planning data to the library board to assist in establishing short and long-term financial priorities
  • Looks for new revenues sources, collaborations with other organizations, and profit-centered approaches to services with the business community
  • Orients new trustees and serves as a resources for trustee activities
  • Employs management techniques effectively in directing, planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, budgeting, and evaluating the library’s operation
  • Directs the maintenance of the library building and grounds and recommends future space needs
  • Establishes and maintains a staff manual of library procedures
  • Demonstrates leadership within the organization: Takes initiative, solves problems, effects change through the action of others, and encourages the development of other staff though a positive work environment

Planning, Organization, and Evaluation

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs a balanced program of library service to meet the immediate and long-range goals of the library and the community
  • Identifies the standard of excellence for all operations
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of library services in relation to the changing needs of the community
  • Provides for critical review of internal library operation such as acquisitions, circulation, etc.
  • Analyzes data affecting the library’s operation such as legal, physical, and statistical factors
  • Investigates new trends and specific library programs and facilitates testing of new techniques, materials, and equipment to improve the operation of the library

Personal Management

  • Develops staff job descriptions, recommends and administers personnel policies
  • Defines expectations for staff performance and sets goals for service and programming
  • Works to promote high staff morale
  • Encourages staff professional growth at all levels by supporting participation in professional associations, workshops, seminars, and activities
  • Ensures that staff performance appraisals are done on a regular schedule

Community and Professional Management

  • Recommends and administers public relations programs
  • Represents the library and speaks before community, civic, and other groups regarding the objectives and activities of the library
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, civic and community groups, schools, and the general public


  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new services and programming
  • Considerable knowledge of computers and data communications especially in regard to library application
  • Maintains confidentiality of library records and administrative matter
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and adaptability
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff
  • Ability to write grants
  • Effective interpersonal skills consisting of creative and diplomatic management abilities
  • Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public


Associates Degree (Required)

Bachelor’s Degree (Preferred)

Job Type:

Part-time – 28 hours/week


Negotiable dependent on experience and education


Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Port Byron Library

Board of Trustees

P.O. Box 520

Port Byron, NY 13140


Watkins Glen Public Library Seeks a Library Director I

This is a civil service job. For more information on this, please go to:

LAST DATE TO APPLY: Applications accepted until position is filled.
SALARY: $43,264 (Potential for higher commensurate with experience)
HOW TO APPLY: Submit Civil Service application to Schuyler County Civil Service, 105 Ninth St.,
Unit 21, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
VACANCY: At the present time, one full time position is available. The person hired will need to take
a Civil Service Training and Experience exam at a later date and be reachable on the list to gain
permanency in the position.
JOB DESCRIPTION: An incumbent of this position has overall charge of the library and is also a major
provider of professional library services. This may be the only professional position in the library.
Supervision is exercised over other library personnel. Works under general supervision of the Library
Board of Trustees. Does related work as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or a
Master’s of Science in Information Science (MSIS) 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. Two years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized
standing after having earned an MLS or MSIS Degree is preferred.
State public librarian’s professional certificate at time of application for appointment; possession of
certificate at time of appointment.
Applications are available at or the
Schuyler County Civil Service Office
105 Ninth St., Unit 21, Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-8190
Date Issued: August 22, 2019