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Browse Current Job Postings:

Liverpool Public Library - Director

Onondaga Free Library - Youth Services Librarian

The College of Saint Rose - Access Services Librarian

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library - Librarian I

Lourdes Hospital - Medical Librarian

International Motor Racing Research Center - Library Stack Manager

University at Buffalo Libraries - Electronic Resources Analyst


Liverpool Public Library

Director

The Liverpool Public Library seeks its next Director to continue its mission, "To connect our community, engage people and inspire discovery, learning and growth." The LPL is governed by the Board of Trustees, which consists of seven elected members, and has an operating budget of $4,260,800. Serving about 50,000 people in the Liverpool Central School District, the LPL is a 15,000 square foot building located in the center of the Village of Liverpool, just outside of Syracuse, NY. In 2020, the LPL completed a renovation project that provided expanded resources, up-to-date technology, a new Children's Room, a more inclusive environment, and more within the library.  
To achieve our mission, the LPL seeks a director who will continue to move our library forward, while embracing the ever-changing landscape in a post-COVID world. As we look to further develop our innovative and inclusive library services and programming, a successful candidate would bring forward the skills and leadership to direct us. As a school district public library, the Board seeks a director who is forward thinking and engaging to the Liverpool Central School District community. Such collaboration is the heart of our community and programming. The LPL serves as a meeting place for many members of our community.  
What you will do:
• Oversees and directs the day-to-day library operations
• Development of the library budget and supervision of library expenditures and collection of revenues
• Administer personnel policies and reviews performance evaluations of staff members
• Oversee the maintenance of library property and recommend repairs
• Develop library policies and procedures and recommends adoption of policies to the Library Board
• Develop and implement the library's long range Strategic Plan
• Work with staff to develop and implement new services and/or programs that align with community needs
• Evaluate the effectiveness of library services and/or programs in relation to the changing needs of the community
• Oversee staff recruitment, selection, and evaluation; approve appointments, transfers, and promotions
• Propose and develop projects for funding; develop and manage grants when applicable
• Oversee the planning and reviewing public relations, marketing, and communications materials
• Create an environment in which all members of the Liverpool community feel welcome, seen, and included through collections, art, programming, and media/materials
• Advance the library's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all spaces
• Actively represent the library at community and organizational meetings, including OCPL, and Member Council
Who you are:
• You are committed to excellent customer service
• You know how to lead a cohesive and motivated team and thrive working in a highly collaborative environment
• You are proactive and keep abreast of new trends and practices.  You share that information with your department and colleagues
• You can communicate ideas, listen, generate support, and negotiate conflict
• You are accountable and accept responsibility for your actions
• You demonstrate professionalism
• You value an inclusive culture that encourages and celebrates the diverse community the library serves
Qualifications:
• Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited library school
• NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate
• 6 or more years professional level library experience, two (2) years of which must have been in an administrative capacity
• Appointment will be permanent based upon results of the Library Director III civil service test
• Salary range $81,900 - $109,200 depending upon experience
Interested candidates are invited to:
• apply for the civil service examination before June 21,2022 https://employment.ongov.net/
• send a cover letter and resume to:
          Kay Budmen, Board President
          Liverpool Public Library
          310 Tulip St.
          Liverpool, NY 13088
Posted 5/27/2022

Onondaga Free Library

Youth Services Librarian

We are looking to hire an energetic person to lead the youth services department of an active and vibrant public library.
Prospective candidates should enjoy working with children and caregivers and deliver high quality customer service with tact, courtesy and professionalism to all users of the library.

 

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. With an annual operating budget of approximately $1.2 million, the library has an active and dedicated Friends group.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Selects materials for, maintains and promotes youth collection from newborn to 6th grade, and assists in other materials selections, shelving and cataloging.  
  • Creates and facilitates exhibits, speakers, activities, advertising, and programs for youth services patrons and their caregivers including outreach programs in cooperation with schools and other agencies.
  • Attends programming meetings, attends and creates an agenda for youth services meetings, attends county youth services meetings as needed. 
  • Plans, with the director and assistant director, the overall scope of library activities, services, resources and policies.
  • Provides reference and material advisory services.
  • Serves as liaison to and from other agencies and groups serving youth and families.
  • Communicates well with the director, library staff, patrons and volunteers.
  • Maintains statistics of circulation, programming and more and submits reports on youth services programming monthly.
  • Responsible for the entire youth area including displays, equipment, furniture, materials, social media advertising and the youth services portion of the website.
  • Attends staff meetings, library board meetings if requested, professional meetings, workshops, and community activities. 
  • Keeps up-to-date on library issues, policies, procedures and technology. 
  • Carries out general public service duties when necessary and performs other duties as assigned by the director.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution. 
  • Possession of or eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Certificate. 
  • Minimum of two years of library experience in a youth services capacity is preferred. 
  • Day, evening and weekend hours are required. 
  • Excellent people and customer service skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.  
  • A passion for children's literature and working with children and caregivers is essential. 
  • Knowledge and proficiency with computer technology is required. Must be adept at providing instruction and/or troubleshooting for patrons in relation to computer hardware, software, or portable devices, especially with library databases and applications. 
  • Experience with the POLARIS circulation system is beneficial.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full time position of 35 hours per week.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits include paid holiday, sick, and vacation leave; health insurance and TIAA CREF retirement plan.

 

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and completed job application downloaded from the Onondaga Free Library website to:

Susan Morgan

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

smorgan@oflibrary.org

 

Application deadline is June 6, 2022

 

Posted 5/23/2022

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The College of Saint Rose

Access Services Librarian

Are you a student-centered librarian passionate about excellent public service, library instruction, and student engagement?  The College of Saint Rose announces the search for a 12-month, tenure-track Access Services and Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, this position oversees all library circulation operations at the Neil Hellman Library, including course reserves, and helps improve students' information literacy skills through bibliographic instruction sessions and online instructional/research aids. The Access Services and Instruction librarian will work with colleagues as part of the research services team, coordinate student outreach initiatives, and collaborate on ways to infuse principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into library services, policies, and programs.  Faculty responsibilities include advising students, attending internal and external events, serving on Library and College Committees, and engaging in professional development.

 

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher education, enrolling approximately 4,000 students. Located in the City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the College is an independent, coeducational institution, with dedicated faculty, administrators and staff, focused on transforming the lives of our students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum, and professional programs, Saint Rose serves four-year and transfer students and working professionals in undergraduate, graduate degree and advanced certificate programs in four academic schools: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; and Mathematics and Sciences.  The College proudly celebrated its Centennial in 2020.

 

Guided by our founders and continuing sponsors, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of service to the urban community.  As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across the nation and globe.

 

Situated in the center of campus, the Neil Hellman Library provides over 160,000 print volumes, 121,000 e-books, over 100 databases, and four floors of student accessible space; group work, private study, and silent study modes are all supported.  The Neil Hellman Library has 60 computers (both Mac and PC) distributed throughout the building as well as 25 laptops available to circulate within the building.  The Neil Hellman Library has the equivalent of 12 FTE staff (including 4 librarians), while the Patricia Standish Curriculum Library has the equivalent of 2.5 FTE.

Qualifications:

The College of Saint Rose seeks an Access Services and Instruction Librarian who is dedicated to excellence in library services, instruction, and programming in order to promote student success.  The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  1. An earned master's degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program.
  2. Experience working in a library required. Experience working in an academic library strongly preferred.
  3. Familiarity with best practices, issues, and trends for access services (e.g. user privacy rights, copyright, fair use) and information literacy (e.g. the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy).
  4. Proficiency with in person and online instruction, including the design of instructional materials/activities and presentation skills.
  5. Ability to support the research and information needs of students and faculty in an academic setting.
  6. A commitment to excellent public service, user education, and student success.
  7. Experience in a supervisory capacity.  
  8. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  9. Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  10. Familiarity with principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to library services, policies, and programs.
  11. Demonstrated experience working with a diverse population.
  12. Experience working with an integrated library system (i.e. Voyager) is preferred.
  13. Ability to work some evenings and weekends on an as needed basis.

Candidate reviews will begin immediately.  Anticipated date of employment is July 1, 2022

Additional Information:

Compensation includes a competitive salary range and comprehensive health and dental benefits, retirement plans through TIAA, tuition remission for dependents, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.

For a comprehensive description of this opportunity and application instructions, log on to our website at and open a College of Saint Rose Employment Account today.

 

Posted 5/23/2022

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Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library

Librarian I

*FILING FEE: * A NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE OF $15 MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION* Check or money order payable to City Comptroller accepted. Include examination number on your check. Credit cards are accepted for online payments. See general instructions regarding exceptions to the fee requirement. Applicants whose personal checks are returned for insufficient funds will be charged an additional fee.

 

LAST FILING DATE: Applications must be received no later than close of business (4:30 PM) May 26, 2022.

 

VACANCIES: The list will be used to fill vacancies as they occur at the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library.

 

SALARY: $48,302 - $60,438

 

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: There is no residency requirement for this examination.

 

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: This position involves responsibility for basic level librarian duties. The Librarian I may serve as the head of a functional area of the library such as Teen Space, Genealogy, or the Children's area. Employees in this class are expected to perform specific applications of professional duties under the general supervision of the Library Director. Performs related work as required . A complete job description is available from the Civil Service Commission.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's Degree in Library Science from a library that is accredited by the American Library Association. These requirements must be met on or before the date of the exam.

 

Salary and Benefits: $48,302-$60,438 NYS retirement and optional health, vision, and dental insurance

 

How to apply: https://watertown-portal.mycivilservice.com/exams

 

About the library: Flower Memorial Library is located in Watertown NY and serves a population of over 24,000 citizens.

 

Link to the job on the library's website: https://www.flowermemoriallibrary.org/we-are-hiring/

 

Posted 5/17/2022

 

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International Motor Racing Research Center

Library Stack Manager

The International Motor Racing Research Center, a special collections library and archive located in Watkins Glen, seeks a library stack manager to assist with a project to organize and shift the reference collection consisting of 5000 volumes. The stack manager will also assume responsibility for routine reshelving duties. The Center's collection is non-circulating and entirely focused on motorsports. It adheres to an eccentric, non-standard shelving system. The project totals 160 hours of work at $17.50 per hour on a contract basis. Hours flexible, with weekend and evening hours available if preferred. Project may be full-time until complete or spaced out at regular intervals until the end of the year (2022).  

 

Applicants must have experience with library collections and shelving conventions; a facility using online catalogs and shelf lists; and the ability to handle fragile and rare materials. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently are essential. An interest in or knowledge of motor racing is helpful.

 

Applicants may apply by sending a letter of interest, resumé and a list of three professional references to Head Archivist Jenny Ambrose at jenny@racingarchives.org.

 

Visit www.racingarchives.org for more information about the organization.

 

Posted 5/16/2022

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Lourdes Hospital

Medical Librarian

Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY, is seeking a Full Time Onsite Medical Librarian with a Master's degree in Library Science to join our team. A complete and detailed job description, with instructions on how to apply can be found here:

https://ascensionjobs2-ascension.icims.com/jobs/176073/medical-librarian/job?mode=view

 

As the Medical Librarian, you will have the opportunity to provide support and assistance to all seeking health information and documentation.

  • Provide assistance in computer searches, interlibrary loans, cataloging, circulation, reference, acquisitions, and system development and maintenance.
  • Provide reference, research, and document delivery services to support information needs of patrons.
  • Provide technical and operational support for electronic resources.
  • Plan and propose goals and objectives for the future of Library Information Services including resource acquisition.
  • Offer library instruction and education programs for library patrons.
  • Administer and maintain library collection including books, journals, reports and bibliographic tools to ensure an adequate and up-to-date collection that meets the educational and research-related needs of students and hospital personnel within an authorized budget.
  • Collaborate with the CME (Continuing Medical Education) Committee Chair to oversee the CME program, including scheduling program speakers.
  • Collaborate with the IRB (Institutional Review Board) Chair to oversee the Human Research Protection Program.
  • Manage the Archives collection and fulfill print and electronic requests as needed.
  • May provide leadership and direction to library volunteers.

Posted 5/16/2022

 

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University at Buffalo Libraries

Electronic Resources Analyst

he University at Buffalo Libraries seek a service-oriented, detail-driven Electronic Resources Analyst (Instructional Support Technician) to join a team of dedicated professionals in the Discovery Services unit who work to provide library users with the resources they need for research, learning and teaching. The Electronic Resources Analyst is responsible for managing access points on the University at Buffalo Libraries' website, Databases by Title list, and Product Description Pages (PDP). The incumbent will participate in projects to add, delete, and maintain electronic resources in Alma (University Libraries' Services Platform), and manage trials of electronic resources including databases, collections, and individual e-resources. They will also work to resolve e-resources related problems and requests, which will include investigating technical issues and troubleshooting system functionality issues.

As the Electronic Resources Analyst, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as a member of the E-Resources Team in Discovery Services, which manages and supports access to the UB Libraries' extensive e-resources collection (databases, e-journals and e-books).
  • Troubleshooting and resolving e-resources related problems and requests entered via email or the UB Libraries Ticketing System on a regular, daily basis.
  • Serving as the primary agent to coordinate all e-resources related tickets and resolve or assign them appropriately.
  • Participating in projects to add, delete, and maintain electronic resources in Alma.
  • Managing trials of electronic resources including databases, collections, and individual e-resources.
  • Managing alerts related to e-resources issues and outages, ensuring status updates on the Libraries' alerts page are accurate and timely.
  • Assisting in the management of access points on the UB Libraries' website, Databases by Title list, and Product Description Pages (PDP).
  • Collaborating with the Libraries Licensing Specialist to manage and maintain licenses in print and electronic format for subscribed or purchased electronic resources.
  • Developing, maintaining, and applying a thorough knowledge of best practices, efficient workflows, and tools for licensing and e-resource management.

The activities of the Discovery Services unit are fully automated and require extensive and ongoing use of sophisticated technology. There will be many opportunities to collaborate and consult with fellow Discovery Services team members to help make operations more effective and responsive to the needs of library users.

We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies strive to honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.

 

To Apply:

 

To be considered for this position, applicants must apply via the UB Jobs site. At the time of hire, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for a period of at least two years. In your cover letter, please highlight the most relevant qualifications you would bring to this position based on the posting, and tell us how your background, perspective, and experience will help us fulfill our mission and meet our goals. All candidates who are contacted by the search committee should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University's equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.

 

The deadline for applications is May 27, 2022. We anticipate filling this position by August 2022. References will be contacted with advance notice.

 

Posted 5/2/2022

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