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Librarian I - Technology/Outreach

POSITION TITLE: Librarian I - Technology/Outreach


JOB DESCRIPTION: Full-time vacancy available for an energetic, team-oriented Librarian with a strong public service commitment. Lead exploration, identification, implementation, and staff training of new and emerging technologies as aligned with the Library’s mission and vision, while maintaining the integrity of current library technologies. 



  • Assists with the development, instruction and community outreach of technology programs for all age groups, participates in events such as Computer Science Technology Week, Learning Lab Tech Fairs, and Tech Camps.
  • Collaborates with staff to continue the growth and development of the Lending Lab and Robotics kits. 
  • Provides overall technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware, software, A/V equipment, online meetings and hybrid presentations, databases and library mobile apps, to internal and external customers via phone and desk side support, as well as providing one-on-one tech help sessions.
  • Presents at outreach events and participates in professional organizations.
  • Trains and keeps staff up-to-date with changes and developments in A/V equipment and online platforms (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) for conducting meetings and presentations or hybrid presentations.
  • Trains staff and assists patrons with the creation of podcasts, and videos, including edition and production. 
  • Attends and participates in professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • MIS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required. 
  • Experience exploring and/or teaching new technologies. 



  • Knowledge of current trends in technology.
  • Aptitude in OS repairs, hardware, upgrades and troubleshooting. 
  • Ability to utilize any/all tools available in order to remedy minor computer equipment malfunctions. 
  • Knowledge of methodology to operate computer systems and to troubleshoot minor computer equipment malfunctions. 
  • Knowledge of mobile devices and library apps. 
  • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and database search capabilities.
  • Installation and configuration of PCs and printers. 
  • Deployment of mobile devices and laptops. 
  • Knowledge of Windows 7/10, Office 2010-2016, Symphony ILS, Enterprise, Deep Freeze, iOS, Android, Scratch.
  • Basic to intermediate coding skills, including familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and Swift, and platforms such as Code.org, VidCode, etc.
  • Website management a plus.



  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, including through email.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously.
  • Able to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Able to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.



Starting salary $60,073.52, depending upon qualifications. Membership in NYS Retirement system. Health, vision, and dental insurance coverage, paid holidays, and generous PTO included, as well as optional employee-funded membership in Aflac, 403B, and NYS Deferred Comp plans.


Interested parties should send an email with qualifications/resume to: eschatoff@pearlriverlibrary.org. No phone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Pearl River NY
Full Time (30 + hrs)