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Northern New York Library Network

Executive Director

The Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN), one of New York State's most innovative library systems, invites applications and nominations for an entrepreneurial leader with vision, imagination and enthusiasm to serve as Executive Director. The successful candidate will be able to build alliances, foster networking and collaboration among various types of libraries, and manage significant projects that scale from regional to statewide.


About NNYLN: NNYLN is a multi-type library cooperative covering the seven counties on the northern border of New York. Its members include all types of libraries, including library systems, academic, public, and special libraries. Its service area is 10,637 square miles with a population of 550,436. NNYLN provides members with a wide array of services, including New York State Historic Newspapers, New York Heritage, DueNorth resource sharing, continuing education programs, grant opportunities, and the region's medical information program.


NNYLN's offices are located in Potsdam, NY, in the heart of the North Country, where there is a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. The Canton-Potsdam area is uniquely located between the 1000 Islands and the Adirondack Park, two historically famous areas, and features numerous opportunities for both river and mountain recreation. The region's blend of cultural and higher education opportunities (four universities in the immediate area), excellent public schools and very affordable housing make this area an appealing place to live.


About the position: The successful candidate will be able to foster innovation and collaboration among various types of libraries and envision significant projects that reflect the needs of the members. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to advocate on behalf of member libraries; show a commitment to understanding and responding to emerging issues in the library and technology fields; show proven success working with and reporting to a governing board; demonstrate political acumen in working with state government; and document a successful record of human resource administration and fiscal management.


The successful candidate must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, and have eight or more full years of professional library experience (post-MLS), with at least four of those years in an administrative capacity.


Compensation:  The beginning salary range is $90,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. NNYLN offers an excellent benefits package including a 12% TIAA contribution, 24 vacation days, 6 personal days, 12 sick days, health, disability, and dental insurance.


To apply: Interested applicants should email, in PDF format, a resume, professional references, and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, to with "Executive Director" in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled, however preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018. 


A full job description may be found here.


Posted 12/1/2017


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SUNY Libraries Consortium

Executive Director

SUNY Libraries Consortium (SLC)* seeks an Executive Director for a unique opportunity to cultivate the alliances with the diverse and visionary network of libraries within SUNY. The SLC is a new independent organization, formed to implement the vision of the member libraries of the Consortium and support SUNY students, faculty, researchers, and staff to advance the intellectual and economic development of New York State.


Here is the ALA listing:


Posted 11/28/2017


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Seymour Public Library

Library Associate

Seymour Public Library has an opening for a part time Library Associate (30 hours per week). This is a provisional appointment which will require a successful score on an upcoming Civil Service exam. The salary range is $14.50-$20.00/hour based on experience.



  • Provide excellent customer service by welcoming and registering patrons, issuing library cards, checking out materials and managing patron accounts
  • Assist patrons with locating materials, using computers, or explaining procedures (checking out, logging onto the Internet, making copies, )
  • Provide technical assistance to library patrons downloading digital content from library holdings
  • Check in and process library materials as necessary
  • Accept and process payments
  • Provide information regarding library programs, events, and resources
  • Shelve library materials
  • Address patron conduct or safety issues
  • Know and understand the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights, Freedom to Read Statement and Freedom to View Statement, recognizing that freedom of access is a fundamental tenet of a public library
  • Follow all legal and policy requirements related to patron privacy and custodianship of patron records



  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include a combination of days, evenings and
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills
  • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Education Requirements
    • Associates degree with major coursework in Liberal Arts, Library Information Systems, or related field; AND at least one (1) year of full-time paraprofessional library experience or two (2) years of increasingly responsible full-time customer public service experience; OR
    • Completion of a minimum of one (1) year coursework in Liberal Arts, Library Information Systems, or related field; AND at least two (2) years of full- time paraprofessional library experience or three (3) years of increasingly responsible full-time customer public service


Please send resume and references to:

Lisa Carr, Library Director

Seymour Public Library

176-178 Genesee St.

Auburn, NY 13021

Or email:


Posted 11/27/2017


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The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC)

Engagement and Educational Services Coordinator

Description: Permanent full-time, Non-Exempt

Salary range: Commensurate with experience and education

Starting Date: March 1, 2017

Deadline to apply: December 29, 2017 for first consideration, applications accepted until position is filled


With the Executive Director and WNYLRC Staff, the ideal candidate plans, coordinates, and administers all aspects of WNYLRC's member professional development program, the statewide Ask Us 24/7 virtual reference service, and WNYLRC's marketing and social media communications.  This position works closely with members through various committees and consultations with WNYLRC staff to offer dynamic programming to our members as well as provide training and mentoring for Ask Us 24/7 participants. This position requires travel and attendance at various statewide meetings, conferences, and events. WNYLRC offers excellent benefits including NYS retirement, life insurance, subsidized health insurance, and substantial vacation, personal, and sick time.


Minimum Requirements: MLS or MLIS. Preferred candidates will have three years of experience in a library setting, be highly proficient with technology, have an understanding of the evolving role of education and professional development in meeting career and professional needs of WNYLRC members, have a customer service focus, have a desire to teach and train library colleagues and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience with developing curriculum and instructional design and methods are highly desirable. See the complete job description here. To apply, complete the online application by Friday, December 29, 2017 for first consideration. You will be required to upload a cover letter, a resume and a list of references using an online form here.



The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) is a member driven not-for-profit consortium of libraries and library systems serving six counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans and helps libraries build connections with each other, library users, and the larger community. WNYLRC was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1966. Member libraries include academic, corporate, hospital and other special types of libraries. Library systems include public and school libraries. WNYLRC is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. Most Council programs are funded by state aid administered by the Division of Library Development at the New York State Library. The Council also seeks funding from private and other government sources for specific projects.


WNYLRC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posted 11/17/2017


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Upstate Health Sciences Library

Reference & Research Services Librarian

The Upstate Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks a Reference & Research Services Librarian. The successful candidate will be an innovative and creative individual that looks forward to working with a variety of customer groups, including but not limited to, researchers, residents, students, and faculty to develop and grow services that support the research and academic programs of Upstate Medical University.

This job is for you if you:

  • Enjoy providing excellent customer service
  • Enjoy providing reference and instruction services
  • Are adaptable to an ever changing environment

On the job you will:

  • Provide reference services including literature searches, reference desk coverage, individual and group instruction, tours and orientations
  • Utilize citation management tools
  • Develop services for the students and faculty in the College of Graduate Studies
  • Participate on Library and University wide committees

At the HSL, we:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in library information science or commensurate degree with relevant experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and service orientation
  • Experience developing, coordinating, implementing, and assessing library service programs in reference & instruction
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships and work collaboratively with faculty and staff outside of the library

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic or health sciences library
  • Knowledge of trends surrounding open access, copyright issues in the academic setting, and scholarly communications
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice and health sciences resources (i.e. PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL)
  • Experience with bibliographic citation managers (RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley)
  • Knowledge of the scientific research process

Salary & Benefits: 
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Summary of benefits (


Apply online:


The HSL's mission: 
Through its exemplary customer services, the Upstate Health Sciences Library ensures the discoverability and accessibility of the information resources needed to promote a healthy community. Our vision: The Upstate Health Sciences Library will excel at developing and providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet information needs. We will be our communities' vital partner in discovery.


More about working at Upstate Medical University (


The 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.


Posted 11/9/2017


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SUNY Cortland

Archivist and Instructional Services Librarian


The Archivist and Instructional Services Librarian is a tenure-track, full-time academic faculty librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries. This position leads and manages the College's Archives and provides general and subject specialized library information literacy instruction, reference services, and collection development for assigned departments.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution; demonstrated successful working experience in archives and special collections, preferably in an academic setting; experience with teaching information literacy instruction programs and providing reference services; familiarity with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in both libraries and archives.


PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with digital repositories such as Dspace, Digital Commons and ContentDM; demonstrated understanding of the issues involved in the use and preservation of digital collections, both reformatted and born-digital; knowledge of best practices in information literacy instruction; strong organizational and project management skills; ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently.


For a detailed job description or to apply online go to:


The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.


Posted 11/8/2017


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Onondaga Community College

Library Clerk

The Library Department at Onondaga Community College is seeking a friendly and motivated person to work at both the Main (Circulation) Desk and the Media and Reserve Department. Excellent communication and organizational

skills are a must, as is the ability to work effectively with technology. Flexibility, and the ability to work in a team environment are also essential. Must be able to lift 30 lbs.


Major Responsibilities

  • Work with staff, students, and faculty at busy service counters;
  • Check items in/out online;
  • Update borrower information, renew items, check on overdue items;
  • Search simple title/author requests;
  • Explain circulation policies, answer phones, help with directional information;
  • File and shelve library materials according to Library of Congress or library policy;
  • Process Library materials;
  • Operate printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and other equipment as required;
  • Assisting with opening and closing the Library;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be customer-service oriented.

Must be able to lift 30 lbs.

Ability to utilize computer for web-based searches, document retrieval, etc.,


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please indicate availability in your cover letter based on the following schedule options.



  • Spring, summer and fall semesters when the library is open during the evening;
  • A normal schedule averages 17 hours per week:

o Monday through Thursday must be available between 2:00pm and 9:00pm.

o Possibility of some Friday shifts between 8:30am and 4:30pm.

  • Additional weekend shifts as necessary on a rotating basis.
  • All schedules are subject to change.

This is a temporary, non-benefit eligible position.


$15.20/hour, up to 17 hours/week.


Position offers eligibility to join NYS retirement system.



Adjunct Librarian

Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York, is accepting applications for an instructor part-time to join the faculty of Coulter Library. Adjuncts in the Library teach library classes as well as provide library reference and other professional library services during a regular schedule of day and evening hours, but may be required to occasionally adjust these hours. Applicants must have a commitment to working positively with a diverse student population and should be patient, adaptable and flexible. Reports to the Reference Librarian.


Major Responsibilities

  • Provide library reference services (traditional and virtual) during regularly scheduled hours;
  • Teach library classes;
  • Collaborate with the Reference Librarian to provide a wide array of library services using both print and electronic resources;
  • Supervise evening staff;
  • Responsible for library closing;
  • Work both independently and as part of a team;
  • Adhere to library policies and procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree;
  • Reference experience;
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems, database searching and current technological LIS applications;
  • Teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior supervisory experience and academic library reference experience are preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Special Instructions to Applicants

An unofficial transcript from MLS degree must be attached to this application for full consideration. At the time of hire, official transcripts are required.


Apply here:


Posted 11/7/2017


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Binghamton University

Head of Collection Development, Binghamton University Libraries – Search Extended, Apply by Dec. 1

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 leading a collaborative collections team, building and maintaining relationships with domestic and international vendors, developing innovative collections analysis methods, and exploring collection development strategies to support teaching and research.


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


Binghamton University Libraries offers strong support for professional growth and development. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package with generous vacation/holidays is included.


Applications received by Dec. 1 will receive priority consideration. Binghamton University official job listing – click to apply.


Posted 11/6/2017


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Roberts Wesleyan College

Technical Services Librarian

Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time, 11-month Technical Services Librarian, available October 2017. This academic support faculty position is responsible to the Director of Library Services for acquisitions, cataloging and classification of library collections, maintaining the stacks and administration of other library technical services operations. Responsibilities include supervising the cataloging of library materials and the withdrawal of materials from the collection; hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating Library assistants and student staff; selecting vendors and subscription agents for purchase of materials and overseeing the ordering, check-in and physical processing of materials; overseeing inventory and spacing needs of physical stacks; overseeing budget and compiling annual statistics relating to physical and electronic resources; maintaining displays of new books; overseeing donations & gift materials processing; making decisions on retention and backfile formats for print subscriptions in collaboration with librarians & faculty; participate in the schedule of research assistance desk coverage, which may include evenings & weekends; provide information literacy instruction, participate in campus-wide faculty responsibilities, and serve as liaison to the School of Education and Social Work.


The Technical Services Librarian will be part of a service-oriented team of eight library staff committed to the delivery of excellent library services supported by state-of-the-art technology. Opened in 2007, the B. Thomas Golisano Library features green technology (LEED Silver Certification), ample computer access, wireless connectivity, innovative design, and varied and comfortable study seating. A student constituency in excess of 1,700 includes resident, commuter, adult/non-traditional, and distance/online learner populations.


Qualifications: Requirements include a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support and identify with the College's Christian mission and identity; two years professional-level library work experience including cataloging with OCLC and with an integrated library system or library service platform. Proficiency in the use of office software, particularly spreadsheets is valuable. Capacity for personnel supervision required. Experience with Alma or Voyager, familiarity with RDA, and a second graduate degree in subject discipline a plus.


Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required (available at Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and a resume to:


Mr. Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services

Thomas Golisano Library

Roberts Wesleyan College

2301 Westside Drive

Rochester, NY 14624-1997


For electronic submission of application materials, further information, or a detailed job description, please contact Mr. Ballard at:


RWC and NES comply with all applicable non-discrimination laws and are committed to the enhancement of

human dignity and workplace diversity.


Posted 10/30/2017


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