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Browse Current Job Postings: Binghamton University | Broome County Public Library | Corning Community College | Cortland Free Library | Ithaca College | Utica Public Library

Broome County Public Library

Library Clerk

The Broome County Public Library has a full-time Library Clerk position open, position #00001146. This position pays $13.64 an hour with a 37.5 hour work week. This is a full benefits eligible position. Interested applicants must complete a Broome County Employment Application ( ) and send a resume, cover letter, and 3 references to the Broome County Public Library, 185 Court St. Binghamton, NY. The successful applicant must successfully complete the civil service test in February 2020. This is an entry level position. Start your library career at BCPL!


Posted 11/15/2019


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Utica Public Library

Programming Coordinator

The Utica Public Library (The Library) is seeking a Programming Coordinator for the Adult Services/Reference Department in an active and vibrant urban public library. The Programming Coordinator will take the lead in planning and executing educational and entertaining programs for adults.


Position: Programming Coordinator (Full Time)


Summary of Duties:


  • Develop and implement programs, presentations, workshops and other participatory experiences for adults.
  • Explore original programming and exhibits centered on unique material in The Library's collection.
  • Collaborate with area agencies and organizations to bring in programs that reflect the interests and diversity of the community.
  • Cultivate community partnerships helping put The Library at the forefront of public arts programming and lifelong learning in the greater Utica area.
  • Assess programs through attendance and feedback, and communicate with Library administration.
  • Maintain the adult programming budget, keeping a record of all associated financial documentation.


  • Provide friendly and helpful customer service to patrons at the public reference desk via telephone and by email. Answer a variety of questions including technology and computer help, readers' advisory, and general research.
  • Coordinate local history/genealogy room volunteers.

Collection Development

  • Review and organize the local history/genealogy collection and related ephemeral materials, such as clippings, booklets, photos, etc., making recommendations for preservation and storage.
  • Identify innovative ways to make special collections accessible to researchers.
  • Select materials for acquisition and discard in assigned Dewey classification areas.

Publicity and Promotion

  • Prepare event fliers, signage, and related materials for display and distribution.
  • Craft program publicity for release to media outlets and for use on The Library's social media, website, and email distribution list.

Other duties as assigned.



37.5 hours per week; combination of daytime, evening and Saturday hours


STARTING PAY: $20.80/hour; $40,560 Annual


BENEFITS: Health/Dental/Vision, Paid Time Off, New York State Retirement, Paid Family Leave, EAP, NYS Mandated Disability Insurance



MLS or equivalent from an ALA Accredited Institution or a related Museum or Archives Masters degree

Minimum of one (1) year experience in a library, archive, museum, or similar setting

Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, internet, online resources and software applications

Ability to work with a diverse group of library users

Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues to create a cohesive team

Commitment to customer-centered, quality public library service

Excellent communication skills

NYS Public Librarian's Certificate (if applicable)


HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references via e-mail with this subject: Programming Coordinator (Full Time) ONLY to:


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, December 2, 2019


Posted 11/14/2019


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Binghamton University

Subject Librarian for Art, Art History, Music and Romance Languages

The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an outgoing, energetic Subject Librarian for Art, Art History, Music and Romance Languages. The incumbent serves as the liaison for these academic departments and is a member of a dynamic team pioneering the development of innovative library resources and services for a diverse constituency of students, faculty, researchers and the community. The position works creatively and collaboratively to develop unique collections, provide instructional services, and play an active role in the planning and decision-making process of the Libraries. The incumbent will also work on special projects related to collection development and management.


An ALA-accredited MLS degree (received by time of appointment) and experience providing library instruction are required. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. See the full job description here:


Posted 10/223/2019


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Ithaca College

E-Reserves/Reserves Coordinator (2nd Shift)

Direct and monitor 2nd shift circulation/reserves/interlibrary workflow and perform a variety of circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan activities as assigned, with responsibility for processing electronic course reserves materials.


View full job description and instructions for applying here.


Posted 10/21/2019

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Cortland Free Library

Library Director

The Cortland Free Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative, enthusiastic and innovative Library Director to lead the library forward and continue to meet the needs of the community. The Library Director plans, coordinates and provides day-to-day management of the library, including supervision of all library employees. Both within the library and in the community at large, the Director communicates and works toward achieving the library's goals as stated in its mission statement and long range plan. The Director reports to and works cooperatively with a 15-member elected Board.

We are seeking a dynamic leader who will play an active role in and advocate for library services for our diverse community. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, communication, problem- solving, advocacy, technological and fiscal management skills. A commitment to ensuring high quality services and best practices for our library is essential. 

The Library, located in downtown Cortland, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Extensive renovations to the 20,220 square-foot building were completed in 2017. Through a recently awarded NYS Construction Grant, new projects will be underway in 2020-2021. Cortland, a small city of approximately 20,000 people, is the southeastern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region. Syracuse and Ithaca are each about a 30-minute drive.

Cortland Free Library is an association library and member of the Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS). It is funded by a library tax as well as an endowment and has a 2019 budget of $531,068. Cortland Free Library serves over 30,000 residents within its chartered area and circulates over 124,000 items annually. The Director is supported by an Assistant to the Director and a Business Manager as well as 3 other full-time and 7 part-time dedicated staff, an active Friends group and other volunteers.


The successful candidate will:

  • Have the ability, initiative and experience to establish effective working relationships with staff, the public, volunteers, Friends of the Library, peers, FLLS and the Board.
  • Promote the library as an integral and vital component of the community by interacting with the community, local organizations and elected officials.
  • Represent, with support from the Board of Trustees, the library before governmental agencies and community groups in seeking financial resources for the library.
  • Plan and implement innovative library programs and services.
  • Provide the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making.
  • Seek, write, and administer grants to provide additional sources of funding.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology and best practices by attending and participating in professional organizations, meetings, workshops and continuing education courses.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent program
  • Eligible for or possess a New York State Public Librarian certification
  • A minimum of two years library experience with increasing responsibility, including some supervisory and administrative duties.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to public service and community engagement
  • Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees, personnel and the community
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, project management skills
  • Basic knowledge of library finances and budgets
  • A valid driver's license

Salary and Benefits: Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000 based on qualifications, experience and proven results. A competitive benefits package, including participation in the New York State Retirement System, is provided.


To apply: Send letter of application, resume and three references to:

Application deadline is October 25, 2019.


Questions can be sent to


Posted 9/20/2019


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Corning Community College


SUNY Corning Community College, a member of the State University of New York system, serves approximately 2,200 FTE students primarily from its three sponsoring counties – Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler. The College is located in Corning, NY, in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, approximately 2 hours from Rochester or Syracuse, NY and 4 hours from New York City.


The Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library, located on the Spencer Hill Campus, is seeking a proactive, creative, technology-oriented librarian whose primary responsibilities include access & outreach, assessment and serving as a member of the Reference/Instruction/Collection Development team. The Library Services staff is currently comprised of the Director of the Library, vacant librarian line, two support staff, and two part-time library aides who cover evenings and weekends. The Library also encompasses the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence and Learning Commons departments.


This position is a 12-month standard non-tenure track, non-faculty appointment. The hiring range is 44,325 - $48,757.


Visit to see the compete job description and to apply!


Posted 9/18/2019


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