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Alfred University  - Public Services Coordinator (Libraries)

Hanford  Mills Museum - Collections Assistant Summer Internship

SUNY Brockport - Head of Access Services

Chemung County Library District - Librarian 3

Tompkins County Public Library - Business Manager

Alfred University

Public Services Coordinator (Libraries)

The Alfred University Libraries seek a collaborative and forward-thinking Public Services Coordinator with an interest and passion for mentoring college students. We are looking for someone with a strong focus on customer service and a commitment to incorporating diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility practices, particularly anti-racism and anti-oppression, into their work. 

The Public Services Coordinator based in Scholes Library plans, organizes, and supervises all day-to-day functions of Scholes Library Public Services. Works in partnership with the Public Services Coordinator based in Herrick Library and the Public Services Librarian to provide outstanding customer service to the campus community. Collaborates to ensure appropriate consistency in circulation policies and procedures between Scholes and Herrick Libraries. Hires, schedules, trains and supervises approximately 30-35 student workers. Schedules and maintains service desk hours and tracks use of student work study budget. Responsible for statistical collection, implementation of library policies and operating procedures. The Public Services Coordinator is expected to articulate a service philosophy in the context of Alfred University Libraries' mission, vision, and values that provides a framework and criteria for guiding Public Services decision-making. 

Full job description and application procedure

Posted 2/23/2024

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Tompkins County Public Library

Business Manager

The Tompkins County Public Library is seeking a qualified Business Manager to support the Library’s mission through supervising and coordinating the fiscal systems, human resources, and other operational functions of the Library. The successful candidate will work as an essential part of the TCPL leadership team and in partnership with Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca, the Town of Ithaca, the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, and the TCPL Foundation. Communication skills, active listening, and an enjoyment for working with people in a collaborative environment are essential for success.

This is a provisional, full-time, 35-hour-per-week position in downtown Ithaca.
Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

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Tompkins County Civil Service

Posted 2/20/24

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Hanford Mills Museum

Collections Assistant Summer Internship

About the Institution:

Hanford Mills Museum (HMM) operates an authentic water and steam-powered National Register-listed historic site in East Meredith, NY. 

Job Description:

The Museum seeks a summer Collections Assistant to work closely with staff on a variety of key collections projects. HMM is able to offer this position as part of a for-credit internship for students enrolled in relevant graduate or undergraduate projects.


The Collections Assistant will assist the Mill & Collections Specialist and other staff with a variety of collections care and management work as part of an IMLS-funded project. These projects may include: object and collections research; surveying undocumented and permanent collections objects; cataloging object data in PastPerfect database; marking education and permanent collections objects; assisting with object evaluation and deaccession proposals; and completing basic housekeeping and care of objects and collections storage areas, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:Ability to perform tasks that require remaining stationary and moving throughout the site, moving objects, on varying surfaces, inside and outside, and in a variety of conditions.
Effective organization and time management skills
Strong attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:Enrolled in or completed bachelor’s or master’s degree program in museum studies, history, education, environmental studies, or a related field
Knowledge of basic collections and interpretive practices
Experience with and/or interest in gaining experience with a range of objects, including industrial machines, hand tools, domestic objects, and textiles
Experience with collections management software (especially PastPerfect)

Duration & Pay Rate: This paid summer position is expected to last 10-12 weeks; the assistant will work 37.5 hours per week with an hourly rate of $15.00. Hanford Mills operates on a Wednesday-Sunday work schedule during this time.

Hiring to begin on a rolling basis starting on March 1.

This Position is: In-Person

Position Type: Internship

Salary Range: $15.00/hr.

Salary Type: Non-Exempt

Benefits: None

How to Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to Kevin Jensen at

Job Closing Date: 5/1/2024

Posted 2/6/2024

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SUNY Brockport

Head of Access Services

Drake Memorial Library seeks a collaborative and equity focused librarian for the role of Head of Access Services. The Head of Access Services will provide leadership and strategic direction for the Access Services unit including circulation, stacks management, reserves, interlibrary loan, room bookings, and space use in the library. They will foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for a knowledgeable team of 4 Library Clerks and 2 professional staff members, engaging staff in collaborative planning and decision making. They will develop and implement assessment strategies for services, functions, and student use of library space, using the results to improve library services. The successful candidate will be an advocate for inclusive and equitable access to library services, resources, and spaces, looking for creative ways to eliminate barriers to access. They will collaborate closely with librarians in other units to coordinate activities and services.


This is a faculty position, eligible for promotion and tenure in accordance with policies and procedures of SUNY, SUNY Brockport, and Drake Memorial Library.


Some evenings and weekends required.


  • Leadership (50%): Provides leadership and strategic direction for the Access Services unit in Drake Memorial Library including circulation, stacks management, reserves, and interlibrary loan.
    • Fosters communication and collaboration within the Access Services unit and across the library.
    • Develops, implements, updates, and communicates departmental policies and procedures.
    • Fosters an inclusive library environment by establishing equitable policies and procedures, customer services standards, and student employee training plans.
    • Coordinates staff coverage for library operating hours
  • Assessment (15%): Develops and implements plans to assess Access Services functions and student use of library spaces using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Uses this data to improve library services.
  • Collaboration (10%): Works with colleagues across the library to develop workflows and procedures related to collection management, patrons accounts, and other access services functions.
  •  Scholarship and Service (10%): Engages in and contributes to the profession through continuing learning, service, research, presentations, or professional communications.
  • (10%) Provides reference services, including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • (5%) Participates in the library’s liaison program, including some teaching.


  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent.
  • Minimum of three years of library experience in public services or access services demonstrating increasing leadership responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and build positive relationships with colleagues and peers (e.g. through committees, projects, teams, etc.).
  • The ability to communicate effectively, listen well, and respond to student, staff, and faculty needs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.
  • The ability to manage multiple competing priorities and tasks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and practices in resource sharing, circulation, and/or library reserves. 
  • For appointment at the Associate Librarian rank: Evidence of the ability to engage in scholarship, service, and/or creative achievements as required for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank.


  • Experience supervising full-time or part-time staff (not including student employees).
  • Experience with Alma, including Alma analytics.
  • Experience with ILLiad, including addons and web reports.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Experience using evidence-based approaches to support improvements to library services.


Founded in 1835, State University of New York (SUNY) Brockport is an exceptional regional comprehensive public university that offers high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, business, education, health, humanities, social sciences, and STEM. The University’s curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and emphasizes experiential learning.  


Located only a few miles from Lake Ontario in a quaint “Village on the Erie Canal,” SUNY Brockport is conveniently situated between the cities of Rochester and Buffalo — the fourth and second largest cities in New York State.

Inspiring excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation is our mission. Join the inclusive community of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who together are Building a Better Brockport!


SUNY Brockport has a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an affirmative action equal opportunity employer. We welcome individuality and encourage you to utilize your unique talents and bring your skills as we collaboratively strive to build meaningful lives and vibrant communities.  


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Applications should include a resume/CV, contact information for three professional references, and a cover letter that addresses job qualifications.


Initial review of applications will begin March 11, 2024.

Posted 2/6/2024

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Chemung County Library District

Full-Time Central Lead Librarian - Librarian III Position Vacancy


Annual Range: ($59,806.50 - $93,814.50)

Hourly Range: ($30.67 - $48.11)


Monday - Friday with rotating weekends


7.5 hours per day with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break and 2x paid 15-minute breaks


Possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the American Library Association and the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees in librarianship, library science, or information science.
Four (4) years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing after acquiring five (5) years of college training in a college or university recognized by the University of the State of New York, one (1) year of which must have been professional library training in a recognized library school; or any equivalent combination of experience and training sufficient to indicate the ability to do the work.


Strong knowledge of cataloging principles and practices- Proficiency in research techniques and resources- Experience with data management and analysis- Familiarity with integrated library systems (ILS)- Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously- Strong written and verbal communication skills- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.



Possession of a public librarian's professional certificate at the time of appointment.


The Central Lead Librarian - Librarian III will:

play a key role in providing leadership and direction for the Chemung County Library District - Steele Memorial Library. This position requires a strong commitment to customer service, as well as expertise in cataloging, research, data management, and social media management.
be responsible for managing departmental budgets, implementing information management strategies, and coordinating educational programs.
have a Master's degree in Library Science along with at least 4 years of experience working in a library setting.
have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work collaboratively, and the ability to foster healthy team dynamics are essential for success in this role.


The following work activities are listed as examples only and in no event shall an employee be limited to only those examples listed here:

  • Selects materials for acquisition
  • Develops and conducts programs for community groups
  • Performs the most difficult and involved informational, reference, and referral service or cataloging
  • Plans and recommends new types of services
  • Plans and recommends department or multi-department library materials' budget
  • Recommends policy for directly operated and related service units
  • Makes administrative decisions for the department or unit
  • Participates in staff selection
  • Assign duties to departmental or unit staff
  • Review work performed by professional and non-professional personnel
  • May represent the library at community and group meetings
  • Keeps informed of professional developments
  • Attends professional meetings
  • Oversee the daily operations of the library, ensuring efficient and effective services to patrons- Provide excellent customer service by assisting patrons with research, reference questions, and locating materials
  • Catalog and classify library materials using the integrated library system
  • Develop and implement strategies for information management and organization within the library
  • Manage departmental budgets, including monitoring expenditures and making recommendations for resource allocation
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends in library services and technology
  • Promote library programs and services through social media management and other marketing efforts
  • Collaborate with other librarians and staff to plan and coordinate educational programs and events


This position involves responsibility for professional supervision of the work of a major library unit. Incumbent serves as head of a department, branch, or other major library department or unit in a library serving a population of 50,000 to 250,000. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over the work of professional and non-professional associates. Does related work as required.


Thorough knowledge of library techniques- Good knowledge of library administrative practices- Good knowledge of library materials- Ability to prepare and analyze various types of budgets and reports- Ability to carry out library policies- Ability to comprehend users' needs quickly and accurately- Ability to train and supervise the library staff; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others; ability to evaluate situations, meet people easily and participate effectively in the cultural and intellectual activities of the community; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collections; tact; courtesy; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.



Submit a resume and cover letter outlining your skills and qualifications to CCLD Executive Director - Paul Chapman @


Chemung County Library District (CCLD) is a unique NY Public Library. We are a community education and engagement organization committed to providing access to information, technology, entertainment, and life-long learning. CCLD serves the entire county of Chemung and also functions as the Central Library for the Southern Tier Library System.

CCLD is comprised of multiple neighborhood Libraries located in Big Flats, Elmira, Horseheads, Van Etten, and West Elmira. Our Bookmobile serves as a mobile neighborhood library that provides access to library services throughout the county.

Our work environment includes:

Collaborative work environment
Modern office setting
Growth opportunities
Safe work environment


Upon review of applications, candidates will either be disqualified or conditionally approved. Disqualified candidates will be allowed to submit facts in opposition to disqualification. Statements in the applications of conditionally approved applicants may be investigated at a later date. The Regional Commission may refuse to certify an eligible after examination under Section 50.4 of Civil Service Law who is found to lack any of the established requirements for admission to the examination or for appointment to the position for which he applies. No person shall be disqualified under this subdivision unless he has been given a written statement of the reasons therefore and allowed to make an explanation and submit facts in opposition to such disqualification.


*Minimum qualifications that require years of experience will only be considered as qualifying if it is “paid experience,” Internships, and volunteer work will only be accepted if it is clearly stated in the minimum qualification section.


Unless otherwise specified, the final rank order of the eligible list established, as a result of this exam, will be determined based on the scores received on the written test, plus veterans and seniority credits where appropriate. The resulting eligible list for this examination will remain in force for at least one (1) year and may be extended by the Regional Civil Service Commission for a maximum of four (4) years. This examination is being prepared and rated by the New York State Department of Civil Service per Section 23-2 of the Civil Service Law. The provisions of the New York State Civil Service Rules and Regulations dealing with the rating of exams will apply to this examination.

Revised: 11/07/2017 Chemung County/City of Elmira Regional Civil Service Commission 203 Lake Street PO Box 588 Elmira, NY 14902-0588

See Civil Service Facts Here:



Submit a resume and cover letter outlining your skills and qualifications to CCLD Executive Director - Paul Chapman @


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