Job Opportunities

Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library Director

The Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library Director is the library’s chief executive and is responsible for
daily operations, project implementations, procedure development, Board-approved policy
enactment, as well as for providing the guiding direction and vision for the library’s future.

Please see the following link for specific job duties and requirements:

Library Director Job Posting

Resumes must be received by April 10, 2020 and may be emailed to:
or mailed to:
Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library


Youth Librarian – David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville, NY


Position Title:  Youth Librarian

Position Status:  35 Hours/Full-time

Reports to:  Library Director

Position Overview:            

Using reviewing sources and other tools, develops the collection of all juvenile material types for    patrons ages 10-20.

Plans, promotes and implements programming in the Youth Services Department, including summer reading programs, teen clubs and school tours for patrons ages 10-20

Coordinates with Children’s Librarian on collection development and programming for ages 8-12 as needed

Assists patrons in the use of library services, facilities and equipment

Interprets library policies for patrons and staff

Coordinates Youth Services Department activities with Children’s Librarian and other library department staff

Does outreach in area schools and organizations

Duties include, but are not limited to:           

Performs clerical library functions

Responds to and resolves patron concerns and problems in a timely manner, and using    independent judgment when necessary

Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures

Creates displays and associated print and electronic publicity materials

Monitors and orders supplies as needed for the department

Compiles reports and statistics as required by the Director and STLS

Maintains and updates Children’s collection, including discarding of out-of- date and worn materials

Represents the library at professional meetings, workshops and conferences

Manages departmental budget for collections, programs and supplies

Assists with collection development of graphic novels, games and media

Required Skills and Abilities:    

Knowledge of child development and age-appropriate activities

Strong knowledge of children’s literature and academic resources (print and non-print)

Good knowledge of technology and library software

Tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and staff

Exhibit qualities of initiative, good judgment and adaptability

Good working knowledge of WordPress software and Microsoft Office Suite

Ability to use social media, including posting and uploading photos

Ability to perform short and long range planning

Ability to collaborate and work closely with others


High school diploma or equivalent

Library and/or youth programming experience preferred

Associates Degree preferred

Application deadline: March 24, 2020

Please send resume, cover letter and references to:

Nicolas Gunning, Director
David A. Howe Public Library
155 N. Main Street
Wellsville, NY 14895