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Browse Current Job Postings:
Weedsport Free Library - Library Director
Geneva Public Library - Library Director
SUNY Oswego - Web/Discovery Services Librarian
University of Buffalo - Digital Archives Technician
Manlius Library - Circulation Supervisor
Marcellus Free Library - Youth Services Librarian
New York School of Interior Design - Senior Librarian
North Country Library System - Web Services Coordinator
Southern Tier Library System - IT Procurement Specialist
Mid-York Library System - 3 positions open
Henderson Free Library - Library Director
Mount Saint Mary College - Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services
DCMO BOCES - School Library System Coordinator
Upstate Health Sciences Library - Electronic Resources Specialist
White Plains Public Library - Library Assistant, Youth Services
Clarkson University - Collection Management Librarian
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library - Executive Director
Weedsport Free Library is searching for an enthusiastic person to lead the library as the social,
educational, and cultural hub of our community. Working 30 hours per week (occasional night
and Saturday), the director will manage the library staff, volunteers, facility, and collection with
the goal of providing excellent library service to the community.
The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals,
guidelines, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees.
The Director serves as the official representative of the library, taking a leadership role within
the library, the community, and the library profession.
Qualifications, Experience, and Skills Required
o Excellent communication skills and organizational skills.
o Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.
o Maintains knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.
o Proficiency with computers- circulation/tech services software, Microsoft Office programs, internet, and digital services/devices.
o Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the board of trustees, library staff, Finger Lakes Library System staff, member library associates, community leaders and the public.
o Plans, implements, and evaluates library services and programs.
o Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short-term goals and objectives.
o Works with the Board of Trustees to develop and administer policies concerning library operations.
o Handles complaints in accordance with policy.
o Provides supervision and delegates responsibilities to the library staff.
o Recruits and recommends employment of library personnel. Evaluates personnel on a yearly basis.
o Organizes, trains, assigns, and evaluates personnel and volunteers.
o Conducts staff meetings.
o Assists with the preparation of the annual budget, serving on the finance committee.
o Directs and controls the expenditure of fund allocations within constraints of approved budgets.
o Purchases new equipment and furnishings with board approval.
o Accepts and acknowledges gifts of money and materials.
o Pursues and applies for grant money.
o Prepares monthly Directors' report with the Assistant Director, including statistics and activities.
o Attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings and gives the Directors' report.
o Supervises status of library building and equipment by identifying, troubleshooting and solving problems. Contacts appropriate board member or vendor if problem is not resolved.
o Insures a safe physical environment on interior and exterior of library, making the safety of staff and patrons a priority.
o Evaluates and develops library collection, including regular reviews and updates.
o Purchases additions to adult collection, provides support to Asst. Director in purchasing additions to the youth collection.
o Collaborates with community groups, schools, and local officials to promote/offer existing and new library services and programs.
o Address local community groups when the opportunity arises, promoting and educating people about the library.
o Oversees and approves scheduled use of library by outside groups.
o Prepares questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses regarding the library.
o Keeps informed of current developments in library field by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature.
o Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons as needed.
Associates Degree (Required)
Part-time – 30 hours/week
$18.50 per hour
Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references by Monday, July 12, 2021 to:
Weedsport Free Library
Board of Trustees
2795 E. Brutus St.
PO Box 1165
Weedsport, NY 13166
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about our library you can visit www.weedsportlibrary.org
The Geneva Public Library is beginning its search for a new director. In order to qualify please complete the Library Director III (https://ontario-portal.mycivilservice.com/default/show_accountment/63015) exam from the Ontario County Civil Service Office.
From the Civil Service Posting:
Pay Rate: Geneva Public Library 2021 Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000.
Vacancy: The Geneva Public Library has one (1) anticipated vacancy which will be filled from the Eligible List established as a result of this examination.
This examination is being held to establish an Eligible List to fill future vacancies in this title, which may occur during the life of the Eligible List. An eligible may receive only one Permanent appointment from this Eligible List. If an eligible accepts a Contingent-Permanent appointment their name will be removed from the Eligible List only for the department or agency in which she/he received the Contingent-Permanent appointment. Once appointed, there will be a probation period of 8 to 52-weeks based on performance of duties.
Eligible Lists established by Ontario County Department of Human Resources are used to fill vacancies in Ontario County Government, its Cities, Towns, Villages, School Districts, Fire Districts, and public libraries, the Finger Lakes Community College, Geneva Housing Authority, and the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.
Residency Requirements: Candidates must have been legal residents of New York State for at least one month immediately preceding the examination date.
In accordance with Section 23-4 (a) of the Civil Service Law, preference in appointment may be given to residents in the jurisdiction where the vacancy exists. When preference in certification is given, an eligible must have been a resident of such municipality for at least one month prior to the date of certification and must be a resident of such municipality at the time of certification and appointment. Applicants must list a home address to
be considered for preference in certification.
Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following
acceptable education practices; AND six (6) or more years of professional library experience, two (2) or more years which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
Special Requirement: Eligibility for a New York State public librarian's professional certificate at the time of application. Eligibility would be two (2) full-time years' experience as a professional librarian. Possession of certificate at the time of appointment.
Anticipated Eligibility: Applicants who lack thirty days, or less, of meeting the minimum qualifications by the date of the examination will be admitted conditionally to the examination. However, proof of the additional days' qualifications must be submitted prior to the establishment of the eligible list.
Job Description: The incumbent in this position is chief administrator in the Library. The work involves carrying out broad policy as determined by the Library Board of Trustees. Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate supervisors, including professional and clerical personnel. The incumbent performs related work as required.
Background Investigation: Candidates may be subject to a thorough background investigation to determine suitability for appointment. Applicants may be required to authorize access to educational, employment, criminal history and other records check as part of such investigation. Criminal convictions or other offenses are subject to evaluation and may result in disqualification. Applicants will be required to submit the necessary fees for the fingerprint processing, where required.
Web/Discovery Services Librarian
The Discovery and Web Services Librarian will lead efforts to provide a seamless experience to patrons for discovering online library resources and services, with lead responsibility for the library website and facilitating access to electronic resources. For a full job description and application instructions, go to: https://oswego.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=132097
Digital Archives Technician
The University at Buffalo Libraries are seeking applicants for a Digital Archives Technician (Instructional Support Technician) to serve on a growing team of archivists responsible for creating and processing digitized and born-digital materials for all Special Collections' units within the Libraries - The Poetry Collection, Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, Rare and Special books, and the University Archives. The Digital Archives Technician is primarily responsible for assisting the Digital Archivist in accessioning, preserving, processing, and providing access to unique digital resources in the University Libraries Special Collections.
Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
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 should honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.
To be considered for this position, applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years of experience and type of relevant work experience listed in the minimum qualifications of the position. We are currently reviewing applications and anticipate filling this position by August 2021.
Manlius Library, a member library of the Onondaga County Public Library System, seeks an innovative and energetic individual for a full-time circulation supervisor position. The job requires excellent people and computer skills, and a strong customer service orientation. The successful applicant will work 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
The Circulation Supervisor is responsible for management of library operations in the absence of the Director and the Operations Manager.
Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Required: Applicants must have a 2-year college degree or equivalent applicable experience.
Compensation: Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Benefits package is provided.
To Apply: Send a letter of interest and resume, including professional references, to email@example.com by 6/14/2021.
Please include Manlius Library Circulation Supervisor in the subject field.
Youth Services Librarian
The Marcellus Free Library, located outside of Syracuse, NY, is accepting applications for a full-time Youth Services Librarian to join a dynamic and dedicated team of library professionals. The successful candidate will promote early literacy skills and develop a comprehensive slate of programming and community outreach services for children, teens, and families. Must enjoy working with children and teens, like to have fun at work, not take yourself too seriously, and be willing to wear goofy hats occasionally.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the Employment Opportunities page at marcelluslibrary.org. The position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin Monday, June 21st.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Position Overview: The New York School of Interior Design, an accredited, independent institution of higher education devoted entirely to the discipline of interior design and its related professions, seeks an individual to serve as Senior Librarian.
Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Senior Librarian manages the day-to day operations of the Library's public and technical services activities, including the two materials libraries and supervision of all library student workers for coverage of the Library's circulation and reference desk. This person also serves as the coordinator of instructional programs and services to the NYSID communities. Working with the Director of the Library, the Senior Librarian develops the Library's collection development policy, maintains the library collections, and process acquisitions and donations following established guidelines and criteria. The Senior Librarian also assists the Director with selection and evaluation of electronic resources and negotiation of licenses with vendors. The Senior Librarian plays a leadership role in adopting and implementing new and creative technologies and workflow in the above-mentioned areas. This person also coordinates with NYU's Knowledge Access & Resource Management Services (KARMS) for routine cataloging and database maintenance tasks. The Senior Librarian will serve as the backup of the Director when s/he is absent.
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Bachelors in art history, fine arts, design or architecture preferred. At least 6 years' experience in an academic or research library environment with specialization in circulation, reference, or library instruction services. Proven experience in managing part-time staff or student workers. Experience in formulating and documenting library procedures and policies. Experience using integrated library systems, such as Aleph, particularly the circulation module; basic knowledge of MARC cataloging and acquisition records. Strong technical skills of evaluating and employing a variety of new Web tools, systems platforms, and social media channels to facilitate and promote library services and operations. Experience with collection development and library instructional programs preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills for lectures, presentations, and working with library/archives users, staff, and outside donors. Professional committee memberships/activities in related organizations, such as ARLIS/NA, VRA, SAA, ALA, or ACRL, desirable. May be required to cover some evening or weekend shifts. Ability to perform physical activities associate with archival collections.
New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is an AA/EOE employer. NYSID is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
Candidates for this position should submit resume, along with a cover letter, indicating salary requirements to:
Web Services Coordinator
The NCLS Web Services Coordinator:
Annual Salary and Benefits:
Salary is $40,000-$45,000 based on experience plus generous benefits package that includes membership in the NYS Employee Retirement and supplemental insurance options.
Position is open until filled with initial review of applicants beginning June 21, 2021.
Click HERE for a detailed job description and application instructions.
IT Procurment Specialist
Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of IT Procurement Specialist. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for innovative IT practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
This is a level 4 full time, exempt, non-professional position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Information Technology. The IT Procurement Specialist provides support to member libraries relative to all aspects and approaches of library technology operations, specifically IT systems design, procurement of library system and member library equipment, setup and maintenance of staff & public computers and the coordination of E-rate funding for system-wide Internet connections. Areas of expertise might include: library IT patron-experience, facility design relative to IT setup, uniform procurement practices, policy development, Internet connectivity, digital inclusion, relationship building, trending services and leadership.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices, and specifically design, setup and maintenance of computers, equipment procurement and Internet connections & E-rate funding.
Computer & Equipment Layout: Responsible for staff and public computer systems and equipment design spec, procurement, imaging, deployment and support for the library system and member libraries. Maintains a comprehensive computer and equipment program that allows for the quick deployment of staff and public computers at member libraries considering user-experience and routine maintenance efficiencies.
Internet Connections: Partners with IT staff and Internet service providers to maintain fiber, cable or wireless Internet connections at the library system and member libraries. Procures and works with IT staff to support member libraries' network and wireless equipment and security appliances.
E-rate Funding: Works with Assistant Director – Director of IT to secure federal E-rate funding annually for library system and member libraries as it relates to ISP connections and equipment. Responsible for all application and reporting requirements. As well as working with library system administration to track finances.
Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of job-specific experience.
Salary & Benefits
Applications are due Friday, July 2, 2021. Please submit (via e-mail) a meaningful cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director,firstname.lastname@example.org
STLS is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment to ensure a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and skills. Our organization is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of our communities by establishing practices that promote innovative delivery of essential library services to the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier & Western New York.
The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) has positions newly open and we're looking for customer-service oriented team players who like to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve every day.
MHLS is a cooperative public library system, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, that provides services to its sixty-six (66) member libraries. Governed by a 15- member board elected by the membership, MHLS provides services in two primary categories to strengthen library service across a five-county region: resource sharing and library sustainability.
Technology Operations (2 positions)
Library Sustainability (1 position)
MHLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
MHLS offers a strong benefits package including PTO, paid holidays, 403B plan, professional development opportunities, access to the NYS Local Retirement System and an Employee Assistance Program, and, for full-time positions, medical insurance.
Due to the retirement of the current director, the Henderson Free Library is looking for a new director. Nestled in a rural lakeside (Lake Ontario) community in southern Jefferson County, this association library is a valued community resource actively supported by its patrons and the town. Reporting to the library's Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops and manages the collection, recommends library policies, monitors library services, manages the annual budget, creates public relations materials and programming for children and adults, supervises staff and volunteers, stays informed of developments in library management, and works closely with the North Country Library System.
Desired Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
An application and more information about the Henderson Free Library are available at the library (8939 State Route 178, Henderson, NY 13650) or by email request (email@example.com). The application, along with a resume and the names and contact information for three academic or professional references should be submitted to Ann Trowbridge, Trustee, 11465 Ayles Road, Adams, NY 13605, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is June 19, 2021.
Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services
Leads a staff of three in the delivery of front-line library services: circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves, stacks maintenance, and student staff management. Sets policy for, implements innovations in, and assesses the quality and effectiveness of all access services areas. Mediates circulation problems with library users. Develops and maintains web pages that support access services. Develops the library schedule throughout the year.
As liaison to designated academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, selects library materials, and conducts research consultations within these disciplines. Serves as instruction team member in First Year Experience program. Provides general reference service.
Promotes and publicizes library resources, services, and events through the library web page, social media, digital signage, email, and print. Creates marketing materials independently and in conjunction with the MSMC Marketing Department. Collaborates with faculty and staff across campus and within the library to plan and carry out diverse events relevant to MSMC academic programs. Coordinates the library's overall web site and social media efforts, as well as its digital signage and room reservations systems. Conducts website usability testing.
Collaborates with Residence Life on educational and cultural programming. Works with Admissions, as primary library contact, for open house, library tours, and student/parent orientations. Responsible for exhibits and displays within the library.
This is a 12-month, tenure-track position. To earn promotion and tenure, library faculty must meet performance expectations for teaching effectiveness, research and scholarship, and service to college and community. Competitive benefits package including four weeks' vacation and MSMC tuition benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.
Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center at Mount Saint Mary College
The Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center is a user-centered organization of six librarians and six support staff whose focus is connecting students and faculty with information and ideas. Teaching and personal service are central to the library mission, along with a commitment to student learning and success. Kaplan Library boasts a beautifully designed space that offers convenient access to collections along with a wide variety of workspace options. Read the library mission statement.
Mount Saint Mary College is an independent liberal arts institution with a rich Catholic Dominican tradition. Located in the scenic Hudson Valley, about 60 miles north of New York City, the campus occupies a beautiful spot overlooking the Hudson River. The college enrolls approximately 2,200 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students and offers bachelor and master degree programs in nursing, business, education, social services, communication and media, the liberal arts, and more. Read more about the college.
MSMC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to a diverse campus community.
Please submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references via the MSMC Online Application System. Include in your letter a brief statement of your philosophy of academic librarianship, referring to the areas of specialization required in this position.
Review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Expected start date is August 2021.
School Library System Coordinator
LOCATION: Support Service Center; Norwich, NY
SALARY/BENEFITS: Starting salary $65,000 plus experience credit; Excellent benefits package included.
STARTING DATE: July 06, 2021
Electronic Resources Specialist
The Upstate Health Sciences Library invites applications for an Electronic Resources Specialist. Reporting to the Deputy Director, this position will ensure that our students, faculty, health care providers, and community can readily access and use the web-based resources needed for high-quality education, research, and healthcare outcomes.
This job is for you if you enjoy:
On the job you will:
Salary & Benefits:
The option of working remotely may be available for this position.
Resume, cover letter, and three professional references required.
Review of applications will begin mid-May.
About Upstate and the Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library's mission and vision:
Vision: The Upstate Health Sciences Library will excel at developing and providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet information needs.
We do this by:
Collection Management Librarian
Clarkson University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, collection management librarian who will primarily serve as the lead for creating, maintaining, and developing balanced and diverse collections that meet the needs of the Clarkson community and the library's mission and vision of academic excellence. We seek an innovative, friendly, and enthusiastic professional with excellent collection development, technology, research, reference, instruction, and outreach abilities.
Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. STEM intersects with our scholarship, research, innovation and teaching through more than 90 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions. With our 4,800+ students, we ignite connections across disciplines, industries and social cultures to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Alumni earn salaries that are among the top two percent in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. Clarkson's main campus is located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate programs, online networks and research facilities are based near industry partners in Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Beacon and New York City.
MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: https://clarkson.peopleadmin.com/postings/5852
Library Assistant, Youth Services
Be part of one of the most exciting libraries in New York!
The White Plains Public Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant in our Youth Services Department. We are seeking individuals who love working with children, teens and families-and take pride in delivering great customer service.
Some college required. College degree and/or previous library experience preferred. Bilingual skills and abilities are a plus. Graduate students in library science or education are encouraged to apply; this is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience working with youth and families in an innovative urban library.
Duties may include:
Hours will include evenings and weekends. Hourly rate to be based on qualifications and experience.
The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit resume and references via email to Joshua Carlson, Manager of Youth Services, with the subject "Youth Services Library Assistant Opening": email@example.com
Do you love libraries and are you motivated to share your library story with others? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills to support an organization that benefits the entire community?
The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester (NY) Public Library, a 501(c)(3) that raises funds, presents programs, and supports special projects for the Rochester Public Library, is looking for a highly motivated individual to continue with and build upon our strong recent growth.
The successful candidate will be a highly visible library advocate, with proven ability to lead organizational change and develop and maintain relationships with individual donors while exhibiting excellent internal and external communications skills.
The ability to manage and meet fund raising goals, through current and newly developed programs, is important. Experience in the non-profit field and prior management experience is highly desirable and experience in working with non-profit boards, while not mandatory, is beneficial. A high school degree is mandatory with additional educational attainment preferable but not required.
To apply, please send your resume along with a brief summary outlining why you are interested in this position – tell your library story! – to FFRPLsearch@libraryweb.org or to Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, Attn. Dick Hamilton, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604. Applications should be received by June 11th.