The Olean Public Library is seeking a part time librarian to provide reference service and computer instruction.


  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory service
  • Provide instruction in both print and electronic resources
  • Provide individual assistance and instruction, including one-on-one computer tutoring, to meet the needs and abilities of patrons using the library’s public computer center. Areas of instruction will include, but not be limited to, the following: basic computer skills; setting up and using e-mail; searching the Internet; and using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required:

  • Strong public service orientation
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with the public
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to communicate library policies and procedures to the public
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Includes some evenings and weekends.


ALA accredited MLS and NYS Public Librarian Certificate preferred, but will consider a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school.

Send resume and cover letter by May 27, 2011 to:

Kim Mahar

Assistant Director

Olean Public Library

134 N. 2nd Street

Olean, NY 14760