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Librarian I

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.


Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) or a Master's of Science in Information Science (MSIS) from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.

(Some universities have renamed their programs and no longer designate the degree as a Masters in Librarianship or even MLS.  Contact the New York State Library’s Division of Library Development for assistance.)

Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.


Eligibility for a New York State Professional Librarian Certificate at time of application.  Possession of the Certificate at time of appointment.  Application forms for the Public Librarian Professional Certificate may be obtained by writing to the Division of Library Development, New York State Education Department, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230.