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Browse Current Job Postings:

Ulysses Philomathic Library - Circulation Assistant

Finger Lakes Community College - Instructional and Assessment Librarian

Massena Public Library - Library Director

SUNY Cortland - Emerging Technologies Librarian

Onondaga Free Library - Circulation Supervisor

SUNY Oswego (2) - Digital Collections Librarian, Access Services Librarian

Binghamton University -  User Experience Coordinator


Ulysses Philomathic Library

Circulation Assistant

  • 15 hours per week
  • $17.61 per hour
  • Eligible for part-time level benefits
  • Evening and weekend hours required

Job Description

The Circulation Assistant, under the supervision of the Library Director (LD), will be responsible for working behind the circulation desk, assisting library patrons, enforcing library policies, and various library upkeep duties. The ideal candidate would be dependable and trustworthy, have strong computer skills and attention to detail, and experience providing excellent customer service. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

We are a small team that values collaboration, transparent communication, flexibility, diversity, and collective care. We are committed to creating a library environment where all are welcome.


More details here:


Posted 3/22/2023

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Finger Lakes Community College

Instructional and Assessment Librarian

Finger Lakes Community College is affiliated with The State University of New York (SUNY) and is currently recruiting for an Instruction and Assessment Reference Librarian. 


Finger Lakes Community College offers competitive salaries, rich benefits and retirement options which include New York State Employees Retirement System, Teachers Retirement System and SUNY Optional Retirement Program.


General Functions:

The Instruction and Assessment Reference Librarian is responsible for overall development and coordination of Bibliographic Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Services; coordination of library assessment and fostering a culture of assessment in the Charles J. Meder Library; working collaboratively to implement and enhance services which benefit the library users.


Full job description and application process


Posted 3/22/2023


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Massena Public Library

Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Massena Public Library in Massena, New York, is seeking a dynamic, creative and community focused individual to lead the Massena Public Library as Library Director. Chartered in 1935, the Massena Public Library ( is a municipal library primarily serving the residents of Massena and surrounding towns. The library, which is a member of the North Country Library System, has become a meeting place, cultural center, and technology hub for the community and surrounding area. The town of Massena, which has approximately 12,000 residents, is located in northern New York state- bordered by the St. Lawrence River and Canada to the north, and close to many sites of natural beauty in the Thousand Islands and Adirondack regions.


The five-member appointed Board of Trustees governs the library and provides broad policy guidance and direction to the Library Director. The Library Director is a full-time (40 hours/week) professional position that supervises 3 full time and 5 part-time positions. The primary responsibilities of the Library Director include administering the day to day operations of the Library and its staff (including planning, developing, and implementing library services); promoting fiscal responsibility and growth through transparent budgeting and grant writing; and evaluating the effectiveness of library services in relation to the evolving needs of the local community and the library's long-range plan.


The ideal candidate will be experienced in cultivating community relationships, will have an understanding of the unique challenges facing a rural municipal library, and is committed to working closely with the Board to establish and maintain a sustainable budget that meets the community's needs.


Other key duties include:

Leadership and Strategic Planning
● Develop short-term and long-range goals and strategic plans in keeping with the mission and policies of the library.
● Maintain knowledge of new developments in the library profession through participation in professional organizations, meetings, and continuing education programs.
● Work to promote the professional development and growth of library staff.

Financial Planning
● Develop an annual budget proposal for Board approval.
● Oversee library expenditures and the collection of revenues.
● Identify and pursue grant opportunities.

Programming and Community Outreach
● Develop and implement new services and programs that align with the library's mission and community needs such as cultural, art, fitness, technology, literacy, or children's programs.
● Advocate for and promote the library through active community involvement, and an interactive and robust social media presence.
● Serve as the public face of the library, representing the library's interests before governmental agencies and community groups as needed.

Management and Administrative Oversight
● Direct the day to day operations of Massena Public Library, directly or through appropriate delegation.
● Manage the collection to include overseeing acquisitions and weeding, circulation, reference and reader advisories.
● Schedule and supervise library personnel including hiring, training, and evaluating full time and part time employees.
● Recommend employee actions (such as promotions, transfers, or dismissals) to the Board.
● Establish and maintain a manual of library policies and procedures.
● Supervise the maintenance of library property and recommend repairs, improvements, alterations, and construction.


The successful candidate will possess a Master's Degree in Librarianship from an institution accredited by the American Library Association, or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices, and three (3) years of professional library experience.
Special requirement: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at the time of application.


Salary and Benefits:

The salary range is $62,000-$70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include participation in New York State & Local Retirement System, health insurance, vacation, sick and personal leave.


Civil Service and Residency Requirements:
This is a provisional Civil Service appointment. The civil service exam for Library Director I will be posted at by the end of March. The selected candidate will have to fulfill St. Lawrence County's Civil Service requirements for Library Director I, and must be among the three highest-scoring candidates willing to accept the position, in order to retain the permanent appointment. The selected candidate will also be required to take a mandatory drug and alcohol screening and must reside in the Massena Electric Department service area.


To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to:

Massena Town Clerk
Attn.: Joseph Savoca, President
Massena Public Library Board of Trustees
60 Main St.
Massena, NY 13662


Or email documents as pdf attachments to with the subject line "Library Director".


Review of applications will begin April 1; applications accepted until the position is filled.


For questions about the position, contact the Library Board at


Posted 3/13/2023

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SUNY Cortland

Emerging Technologies Librarian

SUNY Cortland Memorial Library seeks to hire a full-time emerging technologies librarian, reporting to the director of libraries. The Emerging Technologies Librarian is a tenure track academic faculty librarian position reporting to the Director of Libraries. This position is responsible for the Library's Makerspace tools and services along with the training in the use of the technology. They will promote awareness of new and emerging technologies to improve the patron experiences, library services, and programming. The Emerging Technologies Librarian will maintain knowledge of current trends in emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities.


Major Responsibilities Include:

  • Develops and establishes active education and outreach initiatives to familiarize students and faculty with emerging technologies.
  • Participates in the library instruction program and serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments. To include collaborating and supporting SUNY Cortland's Computer Applications Program (CAP), an interdisciplinary minor that provides students with a deeper understanding of computer applications and systems.
  • Provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment.
  • May work evenings and weekends as appropriate ·
  • Partners with academic departments to enhance experiential learning for student success.
  • Selects and evaluates materials to be added to the library's collections in collaboration with faculty and other library staff.\

In accordance with the SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY Cortland's College Handbook, academic librarians will prepare and submit a portfolio for peer review as stated in the Library Personnel Committee Policies and Procedures; the criteria reviewed are: Mastery of Subject; Bibliographic Skills; Teaching; Service, Professional Growth; Administrative Ability; and Scholarly Ability.


Qualifications: A master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA- approved foreign equivalent is required as is evidence of demonstrated knowledge of current trends and new developments in emerging technology trend in libraries; experience developing training materials and delivering instructions; the ability to learn new software, systems and skills related to emerging technology and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team. Preferred qualifications include experience working with academic libraries, working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and virtually reality technology; supervisory or administrative experience; familiarity with library systems and other library software (Alma/Primo, SpringShare, etc.) and knowledge of best practices in information literacy instruction.


THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement, and study abroad. Its three schools – education, arts and sciences and professional studies – are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.


The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.


For more information and to apply, go to: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


The State University of New York Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/EEO/ADA) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.


Posted 3/8/2023


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Onondaga Free Library

Circulation Supervisor

We are looking to hire an energetic person to lead the circulation department of an active and vibrant public library.  Prospective candidates should enjoy working with people and delivering high quality customer service with tact, courtesy and professionalism to all users of the library. We are seeking a professional candidate committed to the growth of the library and willing to assist with the implementation of our next long range plan.


Onondaga Free Library, incorporated in 1961, serves the residents of the Town of Onondaga and as a member library of the Onondaga County Public Library System, the residents of Onondaga County.


This modern, free association library is an award-winning branch located in a southwestern suburb of Syracuse. The library was renovated and expanded in 2010 and has an average yearly circulation of over 220,000 items. The Library's annual operating budget of approximately $1.2 million is complemented by an active, dedicated and very successful Friends group.


General Statement of Duties
The Circulation Supervisor supports customer service, the use of library resources, and responsiveness through interactions between library staff and the public. The role of this position is to support circulation clerks and ensure they are able to assist patrons in accessing and using library spaces and resources effectively and equitably within established library procedures and policies.

The Circulation Supervisor is a position of responsibility and leadership within the library. Qualified candidates are expected to support the development and training of circulation clerks while exhibiting professionalism in all aspects of the library's mission.

Examples of Duties

  • Manages all aspects of the circulation department including supervision and training of personnel and circulation procedures.
  • Handles some building operations as needed with an understanding of daily building procedures.
  • Attends meetings/workshops related to circulation activities.
  • Completes scheduling of circulation department each month.
  • Manages and performs circulation desk responsibilities including circulation of library materials along with related record keeping & procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Dedication to libraries and the delivery of outstanding customer service
  • Ability to supervise the work of others
  • Strong customer service skills; patience, courtesy, tact, and a sense of humor
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to follow procedures consistently
  • The use of computer software, hardware, databases and the internet
  • The ability to develop and implement systems that are able to produce efficient circulation operations
  • The ability to remain positive in stressful situations
  • Effectively listen to employees and patrons as part of understanding library and community needs
  • Manage several projects at once and adapt to changing library needs

Desirable Knowledge and Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of library services
  • Prior library experience is preferred
  • POLARIS circulation system experience is preferred

Minimum Qualifications
2 year college degree or equivalent combination of coursework and experience


Work Schedule
This is a full time position of 35 hours per week with availability for day, evening and weekend hours as the schedule dictates, or as required by the Library Director.


Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is $18.00 per hour. Benefits include paid holiday, sick, and vacation leave; health insurance and TIAA CREF retirement plan.

COVID-19 vaccination will be required subject to accommodations as required by law.


To Apply
Email a cover letter, resume, and job application from the library website to the attention of:

Susan Morgan, Library Director
Onondaga Free Library
4840 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Application Deadline is March 14, 2023


Posted 2/28/2023


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SUNY Oswego

Digital Collections Librarian

The Digital Collections Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) will manage the institutional repository, create and implement digitization projects of items from Archives and Special Collections, and lead in the development of strategy and solutions for handling born-digital materials created by SUNY Oswego faculty, staff, and students. This position is expected to participate actively in liaison, reference, and instruction duties; and fulfill scholarship, service, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. This position reports to the Library Director and works closely with the Archives & Special Collections staff.


For a complete job description and requirements visit 


Posted 2/28/2023


Access Services Librarian

The State University of New York at Oswego is looking to fill the position of Access Services Librarian. We hope you will consider joining our team!


The Access Services Librarian will oversee the access services unit, including circulation, course reserves, resource sharing (interlibrary loan), and stacks management. This position will directly supervise and provide mentoring and support for two FTE employees - a resource sharing associate and a senior library clerk (who oversees 5 full-time clerks plus student workers).


For an overview of the job responsibilities, the qualifications we are looking for, and to apply, please visit:


If you have any questions about the position, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the search committee chair, Deborah Bauder (


Posted 3/1/2023

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Binghamton University

User Experience Coordinator

Binghamton University Libraries seeks a User Experience Coordinator.   The User Experience Coordinator position is part of the Digital Initiatives department. A collegial environment where communication and collaboration are key values for supporting each other, the Libraries, and the campus community.

The User Experience Coordinator position will collaborate in the development and implementation of library initiatives in support of current and emerging research, teaching, and creative activities in the Libraries and on campus. This includes reviewing the library's web presence and assisting in the evaluation of user services.  Building partnerships with library staff in developing best practices to help with digital, observational, and space assessment.

For more information and to apply, view the complete job description:

Posted 2/7/2023
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