Oceanside Library








30 Davison Avenue, Oceanside, NY  11572

(516) 766-2360   Fax (516) 766-1895


Chris Marra, Director



Head of Children’s Services 

Oceanside Library is in the midst of a major transformation, with a significant expansion in the number and type of programs and services offered to the public.  We are seeking a high-performing, dynamic, energetic, enthusiastic, tech-savvy, community oriented individual to advance with us, be part of a management team, and oversee all operations of the Children’s Services Department. 

Duties include, but not limited to:

  •      Responsible for overseeing all phases of programming and services, on and off-site, for the Children’s Services Department (birth through sixth grade).

  •      Working closely and collaboratively with a cutting edge program team. 

  •      Planning and performing class visits, storytimes, crafts, special events, and a wide-range of innovative programs and presentations.

  •      Reader’s Advisory and Children’s Services desk duties.

  •      Implementing and promoting new services.

  •      Collaborate with Department Heads, staff, and the Young Adult Librarian with tween programs and services.

  •      Supervising and scheduling staff.  Responsible for ensuring desk coverage.

  •      Budgeting.

  •      Preparing and calculating statistical reports.

  •      Community Outreach

  •      Attends professional meetings when needed.

  •      Collaborate with schools and other community organizations.

  •      Responsible for overseeing the Annual Summer Reading Club and volunteers.

  •      Overseeing the ordering of all print, electronic and AV materials.


  •      MLS from an ALA accredited program.

  •      Strong leadership skills.

  •      Previous supervisory and scheduling experience is preferred, but not required.

  •      Previous experience as a Children’s Librarian, and experience with conducting children’s programs.

  •      Strong knowledge of Children’s Literature.

  •      Strong computer skills.

  •      Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills. 

  •      Knowledge of Sierra and Encore.


This is a full-time position that will include evenings and weekends.  Flexibility is a MUST.
Oceanside Library is an Association Library and is not subject to Civil Service requirements.
We are a member of the New York State Retirement.  EOE.

Please send your resume and cover letter to ocltrustee@oceansidelibrary.com

Link to job posting in MS Word format.

Oceanside Library - 30 Davison Avenue - Oceanside - NY 11572