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Browse Current Job Postings:

Russell Sage College - Student Success Librarian

Ithaca College - College Librarian

Ithaca College - Digital Resources Reserves Coordinator (2nd Shift)

Upstate Health Sciences Library - Electronic Resources Librarian

Northeast College of Health Sciences - (2 positions) Library Director/ Library Clerk (PT)

Broome County Public Library - Information Services Librarian

 


Russell Sage College

Student Success Librarian

About Russell Sage College:
Russell Sage College is a dynamic, comprehensive college of approximately 2,600 students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Russell Sage College serves traditional students and working professionals who pursue bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees on campuses in Troy and Albany, NY. Russell Sage College also offers online programs.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Student Success Librarian oversees the Libraries' teaching and outreach efforts. The librarian's main responsibility, in collaboration with the Provost's office and faculty, is to design, coordinate, teach, and assess a student-centered information literacy program for RSC students. The Student Success Librarian fosters vital connections between the library and students in their first year, continuing throughout their time at the college. This is a 12-month, full-time, permanent, multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position.  The primary location is at the Albany campus Library, with service at the Troy campus Library.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION RESPONSIBILITIES
Support and engage students through individual research consultations online and in person, classroom sessions, and through the creation of online tutorials and assessments
Collaborate with faculty to embed information literacy competencies into the college's General Education curriculum; teach relevant first-year courses
In cooperation with the Assistant Provost for Student Success, develop, market, implement, and assess innovative outreach programming for all students
Engage with trends in teaching and learning, including but not limited to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Collaborate with campus units on efforts to support student success and retention
Plan, promote, implement, and evaluate the Library's overall instructional program
Coordinate and schedule library instruction activities
Serve as the contact person and faculty liaison for all general inquiries for library instruction
Attend Student Success and Retention meetings, and assist in the planning and implementation of data-informed retention plans and in the onboarding of new students
Produce a variety of informational and instructional materials
Develop new instruction applications of technology
Develop, coordinate and lead workshops and instructional opportunities for the college community
Facilitate Friends of the Library Student Advisory Board

RESPONSIBILITIES SHARED WITH OTHER LIBRARIANS
Maintain liaison relationship with one or more academic departments, providing library instruction and overseeing collection development for assigned departments
Perform regular reference desk service shifts as assigned, including provision of virtual reference service for remote users
Engage with College life, including committee responsibilities as assigned or elected through the faculty governance system
Participate in the ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of library services
Maintain continued awareness of issues facing academic libraries through involvement in local, regional or national library organizations
Covering service points and other responsibilities as needed

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program
Experience with information literacy theory and principles, allowing for confident development of curriculum
Demonstrated teaching ability that includes experience with utilizing the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Demonstrated understanding of instructional design and learning outcomes assessment, including the ability to design assessment instruments, analyze results, and implement evidence-based changes
Commitment to student-centered teaching and assessment practices, evidenced by professional development, scholarship, and/or coursework
Familiarity with library technologies/software/systems
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to fostering and sustaining an inclusive learning environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Successful post-MLS library work experience Post-secondary coursework in disciplines represented in the Sage curriculum

Additional Information:
Russell Sage College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Russell Sage College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

No phone calls please. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Employee benefit information can be found on the Employment Opportunities page and then also on the Employee Benefits page.
Information about the college's COVID-19 policies and vaccine mandate can be found on the COVID-19 resources webpage.

Application Instructions:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please find the job posting on the Russell Sage College HR website - https://sage.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=138303

Posted 10/25/2021

 

 

Ithaca College

College Librarian

Ithaca College invites applications for the position of College Librarian to begin June 1, 2022. 

 

Ithaca College, a mid-sized comprehensive college situated in the Finger Lakes region of New York, announces a national search for the College Librarian. The College Librarian serves as the chief administrator within the library and will join the campus community at a unique time in our campus history; the selected candidate will enjoy an opportunity to advance the work of the Ithaca College Strategic Plan, Ithaca Forever, and to lead librarians and staff members who make diverse and innovative contributions that strengthen the academic lives of Ithaca College students, staff, and faculty.

 

The next College Librarian will bring a collaborative leadership style and will be prepared to honor the existing strengths of the library while seeking new opportunities for the library to serve, including establishing a vision and mission that aligns with the strategic direction of the campus. Their responsibilities are outlined in the paragraphs below.

 

The College Librarian will provide strategic planning, direction, and leadership in:  the development and implementation of services, materials, policies, and procedures designed to support the teaching, learning, and research activities of students, faculty, and other constituents; library operations; instructional services; integrating new and emerging technologies with existing library resources and services; assessment efforts to determine the needs of the library and document its effectiveness; design of the library facilities, renovation projects and enhanced library services; and purchase, use, and maintenance of library technology, equipment, and supplies.   

 

The College Librarian will prepare and administer the library budget. They will also ensure that all library services and collections are developed and maintained in accordance with the College mission, and that trends in online services and resources, library instruction, student success, and faculty excellence are addressed. They will communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students to keep them informed of library functions, needs, and capabilities. 

 

The College Librarian will manage the development and enhancement of all collections and services in collaboration with faculty, staff, and administrators; evaluate library needs, services offered, functions, processes, and procedures, and advise the College's administration on improvements; and they will manage library personnel matters such as the hiring, training, evaluation, and promotion of staff.  The College Librarian will supervise all the College's professional librarians, other library administrative and staff positions, and all student assistants assigned to the library.  The College Librarian will report to the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.

 

The College Librarian will manage change effectively and respond to diverse users' changing needs.  They will engage with library leaders at the local, state, and national levels to identify opportunities for collaboration and promotion of the College and the Library.  They will also collaborate with alumni and the Office of Philanthropy and Engagement to encourage gifts and donations to the library, and they will actively contribute to public relations efforts on behalf of the library.  Additional service on committees and teams will be required. 

 

Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA Accredited Library program and significant professional academic library experience at the senior level preferably and in higher education; substantial experience managing finances, collections, facilities, services, and technological innovations; demonstrated collegial style of leadership and extensive knowledge and understanding of issues in higher education; excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to work with a diversity of individuals and groups, and represent the College effectively within and outside of the College community are required.

 

Application Instructions:  Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a CV/resume that includes contact information for at least three professional references. Please also provide a cover letter highlighting how you see this position aligning with your professional goals, and how Ithaca College's mission and vision aligns with your professional values. Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000. Position specific questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Brad Hougham, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs:  bhougham@ithaca.edu.  Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

 

Work Environment: Most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent will be required to operate a personal computer and associated equipment such as computer printers as well as other office equipment used in day-to-day operations. The incumbent may be required to travel, attend committees, workshops or conferences, visit offices or work site on and off campus during and after normal business.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.  Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. 

 

Posted 10/18/2021

 

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Digital Resources Reserves Coordinator / 2nd Shift

Locate, scan, edit, and post digital resources to the college's learning management system (LMS). Aid instructors on the use of the course readings tool in the LMS. Direct and monitor the student employees who work in the library. Search for missing library items and provide detailed reporting on the outcome. Provide backup assistance to the evening supervisor/reserves & digitization staff for media items. This is a 2nd shift position; hours are 2 pm – 10 pm, Sunday through Thursday; hours vary depending on the academic calendar.

 

Here is a link for more information, and instructions on applying.

 

Posted 10/12/2021

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Upstate Health Sciences Library

Information Resources Librarian

The Upstate Health Sciences Library seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian to be part of a collaborative team working to provide a frictionless e-resources environment by optimizing systems integrations and minimizing obstacles to access. 

This job is for you if you enjoy:

  • Working with interrelated technologies and systems
  • Using a variety of skills to investigate and solve problems
  • Ample opportunities and support for professional growth and learning
  • Working in an academic setting that values excellence in education, research, and healthcare

On the job you will:

  • Coordinate access to electronic resources
    • Establish and maintain access to new resources in the Library management system
    • Ensure the accuracy of holdings to improve link resolver performance
    • Perform first-tier troubleshooting, analysis, and resolution of access issues
  • Coordinate content for the Library website and assist with LibGuide management
  • Manage Upstate's area of the institutional repository (SUNY Open Access Repository/SOAR)
    • Maintain and organize subcommunities and collections in OpenRepository
    • Submit manuscripts, import and create metadata
    • Investigate and implement options to streamline submissions
  • Serve as library management and discovery system (Alma/Primo) administrative back up the OpenAthens authentication platform
  • Coordinate the implementation of SUNY's Library Accessibility Guidelines relative to electronic and information technology (EIT)
  • Manage OpenAthens user accounts, creating and renewing accounts for Upstate affiliates
  • Collaborate with Library systems and resources teams on projects
  • Assist with basic technical support for Library staff as back up to Library Technology Specialist
  • Contribute to the Library's efforts to promote diversity and belonging at Upstate and in our communities
  • Serve on library, faculty, and university wide committees

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Demonstrated problem solving experience
  • Evidence of successful collaboration
  • Evidence of a strong customer service orientation

Preferred qualifications

  • Academic or medical library experience
  • Working knowledge of library electronic resource management
  • Web content management experience
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma/Primo
  • Familiarity with open access institutional repositories

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Starting range is high 50s - low 60s

Summary of benefits: http://www.upstate.edu/hr/new_staff/benefits_payroll/uup_benefits.php

This is a tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant or senior assistant librarian.

The option of working remotely may be available for this position.

Apply online:

http://careers.upstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/501489?lApplicationSubSourceID=

Resume, cover letter, and three professional references required.

Review of applications will begin mid-October

 

Posted 10/11/2021

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Northeast College of Health Sciences

Library Director

STATUS:                     Full time, Exempt, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Note: As a member of our exempt work force there could be occasions when a commitment beyond the normal workweek may be required.

 

General Description: The position of Library Director is a full-time appointment requiring a minimum of 35 hours of service per week to the College. Under the supervision of the Dean of Faculty and Research, manages the operations of the Northeast College of Health Sciences library.

Functions:

  1. Provides administrative leadership for the library and library staff.
  2. Supports the mission of the College and the library.
  3. Models and promotes professional behavior and stewardship toward the College programs and facilities.

Organizational Relationships:

  1. Reports to the Dean of Faculty and Research.
  2. Works in partnership with the academic deans and directors to develop the library and library staff.
  3. Collaborates with members of the College administration, faculty, staff, and students.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborates and advises the Northeast administration regarding library needs and and requirements.
  2. Responsible for the annual library budget request, and for the responsible expenditure of the library budget in consultation with library staff members, Northeast administration, faculty, staff and students.
  3. Oversees library material acquisitions.
  4. Keeps accurate records.
  5. Responsible for supervising, hiring, scheduling, and evaluating the library staff to insure effective and efficient operation of the library, in consultation with the Northeast library staff and the Northeast administration.
  6. Supervises the planning and implementation of library services and the formulation of library policies in consultation with the library staff, faculty, administration, and students, to include library instruction and information literacy activities, and the acquisition, cataloging, and circulation of library materials.
  7. Oversees the monitoring of library patron computer and internet access, interlibrary loan, and library service needs for all users, on and off-campus. Works with the Information Technology Department and the library staff in the operation of the Northeast library electronic library system, including the electronic catalog and electronic circulation subsystems.
  8. Provides oversight in system training and improvements to the appropriate library staff members.
  9. Oversees the Electronic and Media Resources Librarian and the media library staff to insure the efficient and effective operation of the media library staff to insure the efficient and effective operation of the media library.
  10. Participates in Northeast governance activities and provides service to the surrounding community.

Methods of Accountability:

  1. Verbal and written communications with the Dean of Faculty and Research.
  2. Compliance with the College's procedures.
  3. Verbal and written feedback from Library faculty, staff, and students as well as other College stakeholders.
  4. Annual performance evaluations by the Dean of Faculty and Research.
  5. Demonstrates library outcomes and professional growth through the Northeast Library strategic plan in consultation with the Dean of Faculty and Research.

Mental and Physical Requirements:

  1. Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Responsible administrative judgement.
  3. Professional demeanor.
  4. Basic proficiency in PC use and Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  5. Ability to manage stressful situations in a fast-paced, multi-task work environment.
  6. Some travel required.

Education, Training and Experience:

  1. Supervisory management experience.
  2. Strong leadership and training skills.
  3. Three to five years of administrative experience required.
  4. Master of Library Science or equivalent from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.

Working Environment and Contributions:

  1. Clean, ventilated, lighted and temperature-controlled office setting.
  2. Safe, professionally equipped and appointed healthcare facility.
  3. Positive, collaborative, professionally supportive and academically stimulating environment.

Equipment and Tools:

  1. General office furnishings and equipment.
  2. Telecommunications equipment (telephone, fax).
  3. PC hardware and software with Internet access.
  4. Knowledge of current library systems and software.

If you are interested in applying for this position; please submit a cover letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to: the Office of Human Resources, 2360 State Route 89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, or e-mail your response to: humanresources@northeastcollege.edu

 

* Employment is subject to the favorable result of a background investigation and where applicable, confirmation of appropriate degrees and credentialing.

 

Northeast College of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against students or employees on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or handicapping conditions (or any other protected status) in its educational programs, financial aid, activities, admissions and employment practices.

 

Posted 10/18/2021

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Library Clerk (part-time)

HOURS: Part-Time, 5 hours per week, Sundays- Noon to 5:00 p.m.


Essential Job Functions:
Monitors the library during either daytime or evening weekend hours with a fixed schedule. Provides support and
performs duties related to providing library materials and services for the College community. Reports to the
Library Director.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Follows predetermined procedures and policies in the library.
Responsible for opening and/or closing the library, depending on the schedule.
Supervises the appropriate library circulation desk(s) and enforces library rules.
Helps maintain the library user database by correctly and accurately entering new users into Workflows.
Retrieves materials from shelves and cases as needed, circulates materials (print and media) using the online
system and manual methods.
Communicates library policies and procedures to library users. Assists patrons with directional questions
and responds to simple questions regarding the use of Library resources, such as locating items in the
online public access catalog, using the Library website to locate information about services, etc.
Answers computer questions. Refers difficult questions to other staff.
Supervises and delegates work to work study staff.
Shelves books, periodicals, media materials, and does shelf reading.
Straightens the library before closing.
Maintains library photocopiers and printers filling with paper as needed.
Collects and records statistics.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Working Environment and Conditions:
Sufficient vision, hearing or other powers of observation and communication are essential to permit the
employee to read, sort, and shelve library materials, communicate with patrons and co-workers, and maintain

patron and information records. The employee must be able to move, shelve and retrieve library materials from
high and low settings. Requires stooping, bending, stretching, pushing cartloads of books, supplies, etc. up to 40
lbs., and lifting up to 25 lbs. of books.

Perform assigned duties in a clean, ventilated, lighted and temperature-controlled office environment. Perform
duties in a positive, professionally growth-based environment.

Equipment and Tools:
General office equipment.
Computer hardware and software.

Required:
Some college course work.
Library work experience.
Microsoft Office: good reading, data entry and word processing skills; accuracy and attention to detail.
Customer service demeanor, good listening skills and demonstrated patience when dealing with patrons.
Must be dependable.
Ability to supervise and manage library operations.

If you are interested in applying for this position; please submit a cover letter of interest, resume and contact
information for three professional references to: the Office of Human Resources, 2360 State Route 89, Seneca
Falls, NY 13148, or e-mail your response to: humanresources@northeastcollege.edu

* Employment is subject to the favorable result of a background investigation and where applicable,
confirmation of appropriate degrees and credentialing.

Northeast College of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against
students or employees on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or handicapping
conditions (or any other protected status) in its educational programs, financial aid, activities, admissions and
employment practices.

 

Posted 10/6/2021

 

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Broome County Public Library

Information Services Librarian

The Broome County Public Library (BCPL) is seeking applicants for the position of Information Services Librarian (Librarian I). Located in downtown Binghamton, New York, BCPL is the central library of the Four County Library System. The work involves responsibility for entry-level professional librarian duties. Employees in this class are expected to learn the specific applications of professional training by the performance of duties under the supervision of professional librarians in higher level positions and contribute to the Information Services Department as needed.  

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides excellent reference and readers' advisory services.

  • Assists library patrons with the use of public computers, software, online resources and digital content.

  • Assists with collection development.

  • Assists with planning and conducting adult programs. 

  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports.

  • Actively pursues professional development opportunities. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of Information Services.

Requirements:

  • An ALA-accredited Master's Degree.

  • Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at time of appointment.

  • A commitment to public service and the ability to serve a diverse community. 

  • Ability to collaborate well with a team, as well as work independently.

  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellent customer service.

A full job description is available on the Broome County Employment website. Initial appointment will be on a provisional basis pending the completion of a credential-based civil service exam. Entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply. 

 

Starting salary: $46,668/year

 

To apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, 3 professional references and a Broome County application to josias.bartram@broomecounty.us.

 

Posted 10/1/2021

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