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Librarian I, Niagara Falls - Lasalle Branch, Niagara Falls, NY

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.


The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1. Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the Lasalle Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides library service to visitors of all ages, including managing an active suburban branch
  • Prepares for and conducts programs
  • Assists in maintaining the branch's collections
  • Promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services
  • Performs outreach to community agencies as needed.

May occasionally require scheduled shifts in our Main Branch. For complete job specifications, visit


Minimum qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  • Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.  
  • Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:

  • Knowledge of teen literature and teen programming 

 Classification: Librarian I - Civil Service

This is a Training & Experience Rated exam.  To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).

Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.



Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33 per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave. The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin

Executive Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

1425 Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY 14305


Review of applicants will begin March 26, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch  on Main Street and a second branch in Lasalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in  economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.

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