Legislative Librarian Senate, NYS – Albany, NY

Full Job Description
Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution
  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Customer service oriented
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn in a changing environment

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience on law library or library information center with a significant legal collection
  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Familiarity with Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnline

Duties DescriptionThe New York State Senate is looking to hire a Librarian to coordinate and deliver reference services in the NYS Legislative Library. The Legislative Library serves the research and information needs of the NYS Senate, the NYS Assembly, and legislative staff. The classification for this position is Management/Confidential.

The Librarian provides professional library services by performing legislative reference work, including providing legal research assistance to legislators and staff, utilizing the library’s print and electronic resources. The librarian will coordinate, schedule, supervise, and review the reference work of two Legislative Library Assistants, tasked with assisting library customers on a ready reference basis by locating materials, answering questions, and assisting with the upkeep and maintenance of library materials. Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Additional CommentsInterested candidates should review the duties and qualifications and submit a resume and cover letter describing relevant work experience and how they meet the qualifications. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

The NYS Senate will accept applications until the position is filled.


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

The New York State Senate is an Equal Opportunity employer: we do not permit discrimination based on race, age, creed, color, religion, gender/sex, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin, predisposing genetic characteristics, or physical or mental disability, domestic violence victim status, arrest/criminal conviction record, pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity or expression, sexual harassment, immigration status, or hair texture or protective hair styles.