The library is a governmental institution that participates in Suffolk County Civil Service. All full-time candidates for library employment are selected from Civil Service lists. Candidates for part-time employment (fewer than 17.5 hours per week as per Civil Service law) are welcome to fill out the LPL employment application and deliver it to the Circulation Desk or mail it in. Completed applications will be kept on file for two years and candidates will be considered for any open position for which they are eligible.
The library's part-time positions are listed below. Please note that this listing does not imply that there are current openings for any position.
Page duties include shelving library materials, maintaining the collection, and other duties as needed. Please note that all Page positions are part-time and year-round. There are no full-time or seasonal Page positions. Applications will be accepted from district residents who are age 14 and older.
Duties vary by department. Clerks are hired in our Circulation, Adult Services, Children’s Services, Administration, Computer Services and Technical Services Departments. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Duties include monitoring and troubleshooting of computer equipment and printers, updating, upgrading and repairing of computer equipment, assisting in setting up new computer equipment and software and providing technical support for both staff and public computers and performing other functions as required. College coursework and/or relevant work experience is required.
Responsible for cleaning and maintenance in the building. Custodial work includes, but is not limited to: sweeping, dusting, cleaning glass, mopping floors, polishing wood, taking out trash, setting up and breaking down tables and chairs, receiving deliveries, moving boxes, making minor repairs, preparing the building for opening and securing the building after closing. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Duties include monitoring the premises for disturbances or suspicious circumstances and working with the Librarian in Charge to maintain order in the building. A high school diploma and a valid NYS security license are required.
Duties vary by department. They include, but are not limited to: providing reference and research assistance to patrons and assisting them with computer use, ordering books and planning library programs. Enrollment in an accredited MLS Program or completed MLS degree is required. Librarian candidates must attach a resume to their application.