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Long Island Library Resource Council

Executive Director

The LILRC Board of Trustees is in search of a dynamic leader with vision, imagination and enthusiasm to serve as its Executive Director. The successful candidate will be proactive, innovative and entrepreneurial.


As the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the operation of LILRC in accordance with NYS Education Law, regulations of the NYS Commissioner of Education, applicable federal law, LILRC bylaws and policies. The Executive Director oversees an annual budget of approximately $1,200,000 and a staff of 7 full time employees. The Executive Director is appointed by and works under the administrative direction of the LILRC Board.


Full job description:


To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements and responsibilities of this position, in PDF format, to with "Executive Director" in the subject line. Application deadline: November 17, 2017.


About LILRC:

The Long Island Library Resources Council is one of New York's nine Reference and Research Library Resources Systems. As a regional multi-type library organization serving academic, special, public, school libraries and library systems in Nassau and Suffolk counties, its purpose is to enhance access to information, encourage resource sharing, and promote library interests for all LILRC members. LILRC is primarily state funded. LILRC's website:


Posted 10/18/2017


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Union College

Reference & Instruction Librarian - 1 Year Assignment

Open until filled


The Reference & Instruction Librarian is a full-time, one-year position within the Public Services department of the Library. The primary responsibility will be to provide instructional and reference services across all collections and constituencies in a variety of settings including at the service desk, in the classroom, and via phone, email, and appointment.


For more information, see:


Posted 10/12/2017

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Keuka College

Library Information and Archives Specialist


The Library Information and Archives Specialist reports to the Library Director and under his/her supervision is responsible for overseeing the library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) operations and the day-to-day activities associated with the library's circulation desk, providing reference service, managing and administering the Keuka College archives, and completing other projects as assigned by the Library Director.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all Interlibrary Loan services for Lightner Library, including, but not limited to:
    • Processing all lending and borrowing requests.
    • Sending/receiving and logging all material borrowed from and lent to other libraries.
    • Communicating with other libraries when necessary.
    • Maintaining accurate records and statistics of Interlibrary Loan transactions.
    • Providing assistance to ILL patrons as needed.
  • Circulation desk responsibilities:
    • Interviews, hires, trains, schedules, oversees and evaluates work-study students.
    • Oversees the Reserve collection including adding and deleting materials from the online catalog.
  • Provides reference service to library patrons both in person and online as assigned by the Library director.
  • Creates topical library displays to highlight library resources as well as College and current events.
  • Provides research assistance to Keuka faculty and staff needing materials from the College Archives and receives and processes new materials being added to the Archives.
  • Responsible for ensuring that assigned tasks are completed in compliance with various institutional and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous attitude at all times towards co-workers, internal and external customers, representing Keuka College, its programs, policies, and procedures in a positive and professional manner. Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.
  • Attend provided/necessary training and other meetings to support effectiveness within the position as required.
  • Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the Keuka College mission, vision, and values and adhering to institutional policies.
  • Maintain a high regard for student privacy in accordance with the FERPA privacy policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
  • Perform other functions as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Experience in an academic library setting, including familiarity with ILLiad (or similar), preferred.
  3. Proficient in digital computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google Apps software suites
  4. Knowledge of library materials and bibliographic tools
  5. Excellent planning and organizational skills
  6. Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  7. Understand and behave with a high level of integrity and complete confidentiality at all times.
  8. Ability to be sensitive to and respond to needs/concerns of students, faculty, college staff and the public.
  9. Ability to work under pressure with a high tolerance for interruptions, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people.

Physical Requirements:

  • Evening and weekend hours required.
  • Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.


For more information and application instructions



Posted 10/11/2017


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SUNY Oswego

Reference Visiting Assistant Librarian (part time)

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Reference Librarian to provide part time (18.75 hour/week) research services assistance. Special projects or other assignments may be negotiated, depending on library needs and librarian interests. ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree required. Daytime primarily, with some evening and weekend hours. Anticipated start date: As soon as possible.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately. For complete information about the position and application procedures, visit our website at SUNY Oswego is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Posted 10/5/2017

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Binghamton University Libraries

Head of Collection Department

Tenure-track faculty position

The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to provide leadership for building and enriching our research collection. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in developing innovative collections analysis methods and development strategies in support of teaching and research.


Binghamton University Libraries offers strong support for professional growth and development. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. You will be offered an excellent benefits package, including generous vacation/holidays.


The Libraries support the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research and working environment. Underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Binghamton University is part of the State University of New York system. Located near major metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C., the Greater Binghamton region is a safe, friendly and affordable community. To learn more, visit


Salary and rank is commensurate with experience. Review of applications will begin October 26. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Binghamton University official job listing – click to apply.


Posted 10/3/2017



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Watkinks Glen Public Library

Library Director

LAST DATE TO APPLY: Applications accepted until position is filled, however priority will be given to those received by October 13, 2017.


SALARY: $35,000 - $40,000


HOW TO APPLY: Submit Civil Service application to Schuyler County Civil Service, 105 Ninth St., Unit 21, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.


VACANCY: At the present time, one full time position is available. The person hired will need to take a Civil Service Training and Experience exam at a later date and be reachable on the list to gain permanency in the position.


 RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: Candidates must have been legal residents of Schuyler or a contiguous (Chemung, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates) county for at least one month immediately preceding the date of application.


JOB DESCRIPTION: An incumbent of this position has overall charge of the library and is also a major provider of professional library services. This may be the only professional position in the library. Supervision is exercised over other library personnel. Works under general supervision of the Library Board of Trustees. Does related work as required.


 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master of Library Science Degree from an American Library Association accredited school. Two years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing after having earned an MLS Degree is preferred.


 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATION: Eligibility for a New York State public librarian's professional certificate at time of application for appointment; possession of certificate at time of appointment. Applications are available at or the Schuyler County Civil Service Office.


Posted 9/29/2017


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SUNY Oneonta

Head of Bibliographic and Digital Services


The James M. Milne Library at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a calendar year, tenure-track position as Head of Bibliographic and Digital Services. This position will be as an Associate Librarian, reporting to the Library Director. Expectations include librarianship, research, college service, and continuing professional development. Located in the hills of Central New York, SUNY Oneonta is a mid-size, public, liberal arts and sciences college with a pre-professional focus. The College enrolls approximately 6,000 students in a wide variety of bachelor's degree programs and a number of graduate certificates and degrees. The Milne Library will be one of the vanguard libraries within the SUNY system to adopt SUNY's new LSP, Ex Libris ALMA, in March 2018. To learn more about the College or the Library, please visit or Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with and serving diverse populations.


For a complete description of this position go to:


To apply online go to:


Posted 9/29/2017


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Upstate Health Sciences Library

Discovery Services Librarian

The Upstate Health Sciences Library (HSL) is seeking a forward-thinking, creative Discovery Services Librarian to provide leadership and vision to the management, support, and integration of Library technologies to improve the discoverability and usability of the Library's electronic resources.

Position description:

  • Manage and support Library discovery applications and related technologies, including our single-search platform, integrated library system, digital repository, openURL resolver, EZProxy, and custom web-based tools
  • Lead the implementation of the new library services platform (Alma) and discovery application (Primo) in collaboration with Upstate and SUNY colleagues 
  • Optimize and extend Library systems for maximum utility and integration to promote intuitive and seamless interfaces
  • Create and analyze usage reports to inform planning and management of Library collections and operations
  • Provide backend development as part of the Library web team to improve the usability and functionality of the Library web site
  • Remain current with trends, advancements, and skills related to the effective utilization and seamless deployment of information discovery technologies
  • Tenure-track with faculty rank of Senior Assistant Librarian

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited masters (MLS) or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of related experience with library systems 
  • Working knowledge of programs and applications (e.g., Aleph, Sierra, ILLiad, Ebsco Discovery Service, link resolvers, EZProxy, etc.) associated with the discovery and delivery of information resources
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated success with managing projects
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues at various levels of technical proficiency
  • Commitment to identifying and meeting customer needs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Proficiency with implementing, managing, and supporting integrated library systems and discovery tools
  • Working knowledge of database administration (MySQL) and/or one or more programming languages (PHP, Python, JavaScript, etc.), and the ability to reuse code
  • Knowledge of application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Familiarity with usability principles and standards

Apply online:

Resume, cover letter, and three professional references required.

Review of applications will begin on 10/20/17.


Upstate Medical University seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the society and community in which it is located, and a climate for the success of every employee by appreciating the uniqueness that each one brings to the workplace. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.


Posted 9/27/2017


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North Country Library System

System Director

Take a leadership role and assist public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovative service and resource sharing. The North Country Library System seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its next Director. NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State. With a $2.2 million budget and 20 FTE staff, NCLS is a member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries. NCLS's recently renovated 14,000 square-foot, solar powered headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY.


The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region. The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, education with six colleges in the area, good schools and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live.


Responsibilities. The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations. The Director supervises the department managers and works with the Board, staff and library Directors to align System services with the member libraries' needs and priorities. For the complete position description, see NCLS Director Responsibilities.


Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity. Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of innovative library technology; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board.


Salary. The hiring salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.


For further information go to

To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume and references to on or before the closing date of October 13, 2017.


Posted 9/18/2017


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Ithaca College

Cataloging Specialist

A full-time Cataloging Specialist position is available in the Ithaca College Library to perform a variety of cataloging activities, including creating and maintaining bibliographic and inventory records for monographic materials, both print and electronic, in Alma, the library's new Universal Resource Management system. For a full description and to apply, please visit


Posted 9/18/2017


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Ulysses Philomathic Library

LIbrary Director

The Ulysses Philomathic Library, located in Trumansburg, New York, is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader who is forward-thinking and values transformative library experiences, is committed to shared decision-making and will inspire and empower a creative, dedicated, and enthusiastic staff, a visionary who plays an active role in the community and advocates for library services for this small, but diverse community.



  • The director is responsible for the operation of the Trumansburg library, its programs and services and supervises staff and
  • The director prepares annual budgets, oversees recordkeeping, and reports regularly to the The director also prepares and monitors funding requests for public and private grants.
  • Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the director ensures that the operations of the library conform with policies established by the Trustees and the New York State


  • Master's Degree in Library or Information Science and eligibility for a New York State Professional Librarian Certificate, plus two years of successful public library leadership experience.
  • Applicant should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to establish effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, the Board, local schools and the general public, conduct public outreach and serve as spokesperson for the
  • Applicants should have up-to-date knowledge of information technologies and their application to the public library

COMPENSATION : This is a full-time salaried position requiring the director to adapt to a flexible work schedule for events, programs, and meetings that involve some evenings and weekends. Salary level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be competitive with libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System.


APPLICATION : Interested applicants should submit cover letter, application (available online at ), and resume addressed to:


Cynthia Mannino, Search Committee Chair

Ulysses Philomathic Library

PO Box 655

74 East Main Street

Trumansburg, NY 14886


Applications will be considered as they are received. Deadline: November 3, 2017.


The Ulysses Philomathic Library is an equal opportunity lender, provider, and employer.


Posted 10/4/2017


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Cornell University

Web Application Developer, - the Next Generation

We seek an experienced software developer to work on the next generation system of - the premier open access service for the sciences. For over 25 years, has allowed scientists to publish their papers ahead of publication in a journal via "pre-prints", enabling rapid dissemination and sharing of their work across scientific communities. Around the world, is recognized as an essential resource for the scientists that it serves. Since arXiv's inception in August 1991, more than 1.3 million scientific papers have been uploaded and shared. In October 2016, exceeded 10,000 submissions in a single month.


For complete job description and application instructions go to:

Cornell University Library, Web Application Developer, – the Next Generation, Ithaca, NY


Posted 9/14/2017


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