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Date Published: 04/11/2018
Open Competitive Examination #: NonePromotional Examination #: None
Application Deadline: 04/30/2018Application Filing Fee (Non-Refundable): $0.00

Onondaga County Public Library is seeking a qualified part-time Librarian Assistant to work at the Paine Branch Library 17 hours per week. The successful candidate will actively engage with teens, providing programs and services that help them grow into lifelong learners, prepare them for college and careers and build the knowledge and skills they need to be productive in the 21st century.

Paine Branch Library, one of eight branches in the city of Syracuse, is located in Eastwood and serves a dynamic community. This position will work in collaboration with city staff, area schools and community groups to build and engage Paine’s teen patron base.

Job Responsibilities:

Specialized area of responsibility:

Develop and provide programming, both passive and formal, that engages teens

Develop and provide opportunities for teens to develop leadership skills and contribute to their community

Oversee the Teen Summer Learning Program and provide related programming

Provide outreach to neighboring schools

Facilitate Paine’s Teen Advisory Board meetings and coordinate teen volunteer opportunities at the library

Represent OCPL and Paine Branch at community events, such as school fairs, Farmer’s Market, etc.

General duties will include:

Provide direct public service, including computer and technology assistance

Serve as back-up for story times and other children’s programming

Enter events and programs in OCPL’s online calendar

Maintain the Teen Collection and assist with collection development through purchase suggestions and weeding

Perform other duties as needed

Preferred knowledge, skills and experience:

Knowledge of teen literature and evolving teen pop culture

Excellent customer service skills

Creativity and ability to think outside the box

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated social media proficiency

Proficiency with Windows Operating System, web searching, standard MS Office applications and downloadable devices


Must be available to work up to 17 hours per week, including rotating Saturdays

Pay Rate:

$24.92 per hour


Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

1-3 years of relevant experience preferred

Strong technology background preferred

To Apply: Send resume and letter of interest by April 30, 2018 to Joanne Teska at JTeska@onlib.org. Or mail to Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206, Attn. Joanne Teska

Paine Branch Library is located at 113 Nichols Ave, Syracuse, NY 13206

Phone 315-435-5442 Fax 315-435-3553 www.onlib.org Janet Park, Executive Director

“Onondaga County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer”