Employment & Volunteer Opportunities at Utica Public Library


Utica Public Library

Librarian (Full Time)


Utica Public Library (The Library) is looking to hire a new member of the Reference Department in an active and vibrant urban public library.  Prospective candidates should enjoy working with a diverse population and delivering high quality customer service with tact, courtesy and professionalism to all users of the library – both on-site and in the community.   

POSITION: Librarian (Full Time) – Reference Department


  • Providing Reference service at the Reference Desk in person, by phone and e-mail
  • Collection Maintenance and Development of circulating and reference collections
  • Statistics and Record Keeping; Managing online reference question submissions
  • Instructing in formal and informal settings on the use of library materials, computers, and technology
  • Participating in outreach events outside The Library
  • Attend conferences, workshops and seminars to continue professional development
  • Serve on committees and working groups as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned


37.5 hours per week; combination of daytime, evening and Saturday hours

STARTING PAY: $20.43/hour; $39,840 Annual

BENEFITS: Health/Dental/Vision, Paid Time Off, New York State Retirement, Paid Family Leave, EAP, NYS Mandated Disability Insurance


MLS or equivalent from an ALA Accredited Library School

NYS Public Librarian’s Certificate

Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues

Commitment to customer-centered, quality public library service

Excellent communication skills

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via e-mail ONLY to: apply@uticapubliclibrary.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 1, 2019