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Part-time Reference Librarian

Orangeburg Library

Part-time Reference Librarian

The Orangeburg Library has an opening for a part-time (10 hours/week)  entry-level reference librarian.

General Duties:

Works with the public at the reference desk answering reference questions, suggesting reading materials, placing holds, assisting with library equipment, selects, orders and catalogs materials

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only):

  • Maintains good relations with the public and provides positive, pleasant and professional quality customer service
  • Interacts with the staff in a courteous and professional manner
  • Complies with Library policies and procedures
  • Operates computers and other office machinery in looking up materials and placing holds
  • Assists public in use of the Enterprise catalog
  • Enforces Library Code of Conduct
  • Selects and orders materials as assigned by Reference librarian
  • Some light programming responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of and interest in library materials
  • Willingness to learn library methods and techniques and follow established guidelines
  • Aptitude for library work including reference and technology skills
  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate how to use library databases
  • Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate use of eBooks and other necessary software
  • Demonstrate good judgement and decision making ability
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to physically perform the duties such as using a step to reach high shelves, bending or stooping to reach low shelves and carrying books and materials 
  • Must have, or be working towards Masters of Library and Information Science and up-to-date NYS Public Librarian Certificate


  • Experience working in a public library environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with library catalogs such as Enterprise
  • Able to work solo or as part of  a team

Salary is $19.50/hr depending on education and experience. 

Cover letters and resumes should be emailed to Laura Wolven, Director at

Part Time (<30 hrs)