Part-Time Library Page


The Olean Public Library has a part-time Library Page position open.


  • 20-28 hours per week (varies)
  • Monday-Friday mornings and some evenings/Saturdays


  • Help customers find library items
  • Clean and straighten play area
  • Shelve items to their proper location
  • Shelf reading and straightening shelves
  • Discharge returned items
  • Work at front customer service desk
  • Assist customers with copiers, faxing, scanning, maintaining library accounts and basic computer questions
  • Answering phones / signing customers up for programs
  • Other tasks may include folding newsletters, cutting shapes, stapling, copying


  • Exemplary customer service know-how
  • Comfortable working with families and children
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to push heavy book carts
  • Ability to shelve library materials at ground level and up high (kneeling and using step stools)
  • Criminal background check required

Applications available at Circulation Desk of library. College students encouraged to apply.


Librarian I (Full-Time)
I.T. and Technical Services Librarian
$38,630 annually plus benefits


The Olean Public Library seeks a technologically proficient Librarian I to manage the Library’s technology including conducting training for patrons and staff, and handling the Library’s Technical Services operations including cataloging and ordering of materials. Applicants should be proficient in the use of Word Press and social media, productivity software applications, Koha or other ILS system software, and able to troubleshoot basic hardware and software problems. Familiarity with standard cataloging procedures and ordering of library materials is required. This position is also responsible for supervision of paraprofessional technical services staff, some grant writing, collection development responsibilities, and staffing of customer service desks. Flexibility to work some evenings and Saturdays is required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree in library/information science from an accredited American Library Association institution, or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.
Possession of the New York State Public Librarian Certificate by the time of appointment.
Desirable Qualifications:
Customer service experience; experience training people of all ability levels in the use of technology.

Position will be filled based on Civil Service requirements. Appointment to the position is provisional pending successful competition and placement on the eligibility list established through the Civil Service Examination process. This is a training and experience rated exam which will be held at a date following appointment to the position.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to director@oleanlibrary.orgDeadline to apply is June 21, 2019. For more information about the Olean Public Library, visit

Mission Statement

The mission of the Olean Public Library is to provide equal access to materials in various formats, programs, services, and professional staff to assist all people with their educational, informational and leisure needs.

–Adopted 01/16/2013

Organizational Structure

Board of Trustees
The Library is governed by a Board of Trustees who decides on policies for its operation and governance within New York State Education Department regulations and its own By-laws. The seven members of this Board come from throughout the Olean School District and are nominated and voted into this position by popular vote of the residents of the School District. The Board meets every month except July and August.
The Library Director is the administrative officer of the Board of Trustees. Library regulations and staff procedures are established and administered by the Library Director within the general policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Library Director makes appointments to the staff to positions approved by the Board of Trustees.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, assignment, training, termination, and other terms and conditions of employment will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.