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Olean Public Library Serving the community since 1871


Mission Statement

The mission of the Olean Public Library is to provide equal access to materials in various formats, programs, services, and professional staff to assist all people with their educational, informational and leisure needs.

–Adopted 01/16/2013

Organizational Structure

Board of Trustees
The Library is governed by a Board of Trustees who decides on policies for its operation and governance within New York State Education Department regulations and its own By-laws. The seven members of this Board come from throughout the Olean School District and are nominated and voted into this position by popular vote of the residents of the School District. The Board meets every month except July and August.
The Library Director is the administrative officer of the Board of Trustees. Library regulations and staff procedures are established and administered by the Library Director within the general policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Library Director makes appointments to the staff to positions approved by the Board of Trustees.

Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Olean Public Library will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Olean Public Library does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, alienage, citizenship status, ethnicity, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Job Postings

Library Page Position

The Olean Public Library seeks a part-time library page. This is an 18-23 hour per week position. The candidate must be available Monday thru Thursday Evenings 5-9pm and Saturdays 9am-5pm.

Required: Exemplary customer service know-how, comfortable working with families and children, proficient computer skills, ability to push heavy book carts, and the ability to shelve materials at ground level and up high (kneeling and using step stools). Criminal background check required.

Applications are available at the library's Circulation Desk or by downloading it here.
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