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Browse Current Job Postings:
St. John Fisher College - Circulation Supervisor (part time)

Beekman Library - Head of Youth Services

Penn Yan Public Library - Library Assistant

Penn Yan Public Library - Library Clerk

Livingston Manor Free Library - Library Director

Friendship Free Library - Library Director 

River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester - Director of Digital Initiatives

Union College - Digital Collections Librarian

Vassar College Libraries - Digital Preservation Librarian

The Culinary Institute of America - Technical and Access Services Librarian

Western New York Library Resources Council - Digital Projects Manager

Broome County Public Library - Library Director
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville - Executive Director
Port Byron Public Library - Library Director
Springfield Library - Library Manager

 


St. John Fisher College

Circulation Supervisor (part time)

Lavery Library at St. John Fisher College is looking for an enthusiastic, service-oriented individual to join our Access Services department as a circulation supervisor.

 

This part-time circulation supervisor will be responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations for the department by staffing the Library Checkout Desk on evenings, weekends, and 1-2 weekday mornings; opening and closing the library as needed (schedule varies, but generally until midnight, and 2am during finals), and training and monitoring student workers. The circulation supervisor will also assist with shelving, interlibrary loan, and other projects in our efforts to assist with the needs of the college's students and faculty/staff, wherever they are located and wherever they are on their educational journey.

 

We actively support and strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups and those with experience with diverse populations to apply. In particular, individuals seeking library experience and MLS students early on in their programs are encouraged to apply. For more information about the position and application process, visit https://jobs.sjfc.edu and search under "Staff".

 

Posted 9/25/2020

 

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Beekman Library

Head of Youth Services

The Beekman Library seeks an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to provide exceptional youth services to our community.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan, promote and conduct early literacy story times and a variety of programs for children, families and teens. 
  • Supervise and collaborate with Youth Services Library Assistant.  
  • Provide outreach to the local schools, early childhood programs, pediatric offices and the Town Recreation Department. Maintain calendar of events and program statistics. 
  • Maintain departmental programming budget. 
  • Assist with youth service's collection development.  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of children's literature and the role of S.T.E.A.M. and technology in the public library environment.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs that involve detail and flexibility.
  • Experience interacting with parents and children and adapting to difficult situations.
  • Passion for promoting reading and learning to children of all ages.
  • Must work well as a part of a team that provides exceptional youth services to our community.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and in the use of social media as a promotional tool. 

Qualifications:

1-3 years of experience working with young children in a library, preschool or similar setting.

 

Education:

Bachelor's degree in education, library science or related field is required. MLS or currently pursuing MLS with emphasis on youth services is preferred.

 

Position is 40 hours per week including occasional nights and weekends, $40,000 per year with paid vacation, holidays, sick leave and health insurance. 

 

To Apply- email cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Carol Fortier, Library Director. Subject Heading: Head of Youth Services cfortier@beekmanlibrary.org.

Posted 9/24/2020

 

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Penn Yan Public Library

Library Assistant 

Exam announcement: https://www.stls.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Exam-Announcement-Library-Assistant-2020.pdf

 

The work involves performance of paraprofessional librarian or specialized non-librarian duties. Requires aptitude to operate independently within prescribed responsibilities. The work is performed under the general supervision of a Librarian. Does related work as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices.

 

Candidates must first complete an examination application and return it to the Yates County Personnel Office on or before the last filing date of October 6, 2020.

 

Posted 9/23/2020

 

 

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Penn Yan Public Library

Library Clerk

Exam announcement: https://www.stls.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Exam-Announcement-Library-Clerk-CR-9-15-2020.pdf

 

The work involves responsibility for the performance of routine library clerical duties necessary for the proper organization and distribution of library materials. No prior knowledge of library procedures is required; on the job training is provided. Depending on location, work is performed under direct supervision of the School Principal or other administrator or higher level clerks or Librarians. May supervise pages and volunteers. Does related work as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
a) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; OR
b) Two years of clerical experience.

Written test designed to test for knowledge, skills and/or abilities

 

Posted 9/23/2020

 

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Livingston Manor Free Library

Library Director 

Library Director, Livingston Manor Free Library, Livingston Manor, NY

The Livingston Manor Free Library Board of Trustees is seeking a library director to lead our dynamic, community-oriented, association library, chartered to serve the Livingston Manor Central School District of about 3500 residents. Livingston Manor is a small town in a beautiful valley whose residents enjoy outdoor life and pursuits.

 

The successful candidate should possess leadership, communication skills, and the ability to connect meaningfully with community members. The ideal candidate will have experience working with a Board, managing volunteers, developing a budget, creating and implementing new library programs and services, and writing grants. 

 

The minimum qualifications for the position include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. A Master's in Library Science is a plus but not a requirement.

 

The library offers benefits and a salary commensurate with education and experience in the range of $52,000 to $58,000.

 

Candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter, and three relevant references to the Board President, Vera Farrell, farrellvera@yahoo.com by Friday, October 16, 2020.

 

For further information and general library operations, see the following link and the website, livingstonmanorlibrary.org. The job description is attached.

 

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Friendship Free Library

Library Director 

Job Overview

The Library Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the library. They will manage library operations and supervise library staff. Prepare annual budget for the library in consultation with the board. Promote the mission of the library within the community. Attend meetings & training with the library board, Southern Tier Library System & Directors of Allegany County Library Association.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Daily correspondence ie. Emails & mail.
  • Attend board, STLS meetings & training.
  • Prepare annual budget and adhere to approved yearly budget.
  • Checking in & discharging of patron material – books, dvds.
  • Purchase of all library materials including books, dvds, cleaning supplies, office supplies.
  • Researching & acquiring funding thru grants, fundraising & donations.
  • Programming for adults, teens & children.

Reports To

The Library Director will report to the Library Board of Trustees.

 

Qualifications

  • Work hours of operation (27) hours a week.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Start immediately

Interested candidates can send a resume to the Friendship Free Library by mail to PO Box 37, Friendship, NY 14739

or email to friendshipfreelibrary@gmail.com

 

Posted 9/23/2020

 

 

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River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Director, Digital Initiatives

SUPERVISOR: Assistant Dean, Digital & Research Strategies
DEPARTMENT: Digital Initiatives
STATUS: Full-time

 

The Director, Digital Initiatives is responsible for leading digital transformation projects at the River Campus Libraries (RCL). The incumbent will help shape RCL's digital strategy and ensure that the library's digital infrastructure can effectively support our strategic aims and the teaching, learning and research mission of the University. Leveraging systems thinking and creative problem-solving skills, alongside a deep understanding of information technologies, the Director will help deliver targeted and strategic service, systems, workflow, and design solutions to address a range of patron needs. The position is responsible for the management, planning, and continuous improvement of the library's website, digital projects, infrastructure, research application development, interface design, and digital library systems. The incumbent manages a team of five IT professionals, and collaborates with colleagues to support and develop digital programs and services across the University of Rochester Libraries.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Digital Transformation 40%
• Develop strategies and workflows to innovate and improve library programs and services through the integration of digital processes and technologies
• Collaborate with library colleagues to design and deliver outstanding digital experiences of RCL's collections, spaces, programs, and expertise
• Remain current on trends in emerging technologies, research computing, application development, digital library initiatives, online learning, and user experience, and use that knowledge to inspire transformative projects and new collaborations
• Build relationships and partnerships with research and IT stakeholders across the University

 

Digital Infrastructure Management 30%
• Lead projects across the entire project lifecycle
• Ensure a user-centered approach to solution design
• Plan and manage the maintenance and continuous improvement of library digital infrastructure
• Identify and prioritize departmental projects to ensure alignment with RCL strategic aims
• Manage the implementation, development, upgrading, and sunsetting of systems and software
• Ensure alignment with University IT systems and strategies

 

Leadership & Management: 20%
• Develop high-impact departmental goals that directly support RCL's strategic aims and encourage robust cross-unit/library and cross-functional work
• Provide coaching, mentorship, and performance management for expert IT professional staff, including formal performance reviews
• Ensure staff have access to ongoing and relevant leadership and skill development opportunities
• Nurture and grow the department's agile, high-trust, and strategically-focused culture

 

Miscellaneous Duties: 10%
• Maintain currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
• Participate in and contribute towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
• Maintain professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and campus constituencies
• Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
• Perform other duties as assigned

 

Required:
• Advanced degree in library, information, or computer science, or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience
• Project management experience
• Commitment to user-centered philosophies in system and service design
• Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: software development, web development, digital library systems, user experience, and/or research computing
• Demonstrated ability to discover, and quickly become competent using, new technologies, software, and devices; willingness to explore the use of innovative technologies with a high tolerance for risk, ambiguity, and failure
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and abilities, and comfort working collaboratively in a team environment
• Ability to form strong, collaborative connections
• Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
• Self-starter who is flexible, creative, and open to new challenges
• Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion

 

Preferred:
• Experience leading and managing teams
• Familiarity with at least one programming language (e.g: Java, Python, Ruby)
• Familiarity with current trends in digital library initiatives
• Experience with the Alma library services platform

 

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply online at https://universityofrochester.jobs/.

 

Posted 9/23/2020

 

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Union College

Digital Collections Librarian

Job no: 492779
Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: LS

Please note: this is a one-year funded position with the possibility of becoming permanent, available immediately and with a possible option to work up to 100% remotely. 

Union is preparing its students for multiple tomorrows. To build on our strategic offerings, one area of focus is increasing our digital collections and making them available in multiple formats, ensuring many levels of access and ensuring sustainability and preservation of materials. We seek a technology-savvy collaborator who enjoys new challenges and can help us to sustain current activities and contribute to new projects and services. In this position, you will help to determine our next path for creation and access to digital collections for teaching, learning, and scholarship. You will also work closely with library colleagues, faculty, and students to bring digital projects to life.

 

The Digital Collections Librarian manages the intake, maintenance, and sustainability of digitized materials that support the Schaffer Library digital collections program. As part of the Content & Digital Library Systems department, the incumbent works closely with colleagues to manage selected digital repository and digital preservation platforms, ensuring both a high degree of functionality, and that digital objects are available for research use in a variety of formats. This librarian serves as a resource for repository development and standards, and ensures that digitized and born-digital objects can be curated and maintained for short- and long-term access.

 

We seek applicants that love libraries and technology, and are excited about repositories, digital preservation, and bringing new collections to life. Applicants that meet minimum education/experience qualifications and can briefly address other aspects of the position are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the digital repository and digital preservation systems to ensure access and sustainability of digital objects.
  • Manage the ingest of digitized materials into the Schaffer Library digital repository.
  • Provide technical expertise for workflow, scripting, and access to digital objects.
  • Design workflows that support digital preservation needs at the library and selected areas on campus.
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues to ensure sustainable workflows and models for long-term digital preservation.
  • Collaborate with library departments to build rich digital collections.
  • Provide expertise on campus for the sustainability of digital objects in a variety of research, pedagogical, and collection-building projects.
  • Perform consultations and lend expertise to a variety of repository needs on campus.
  • Serve as liaison to external vendors for software maintenance and feature requests.
  • Contribute to library-wide services and projects, such as instruction, workshops, and events.
  • Pursue a program of professional development, scholarly activity, and service as described in the College's criteria for promotion and retention. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in library or information science required from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent education and experience.
  • Minimum one year experience using a digital repository or content/asset management system, such as CONTENTdm, Omeka, Drupal, Islandora/Fedora, Samvera/Fedora, or bepress Digital Commons required.
  • Experience with common digital collections technologies such as content markup and transformation, scripting languages, spreadsheets, metadata ingest, or command line interaction with an operating system desirable.
  • Ability to apply user-centered design principles to digital collections for library materials, research projects, and pedagogical work; demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education preferred.
  • Skills in planning, project management, implementing, and assessing programs and services preferred.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in higher education and academic libraries, including technological developments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, administrators, staff, and students to accomplish goals.
  • Must be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

UNION COLLEGE

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

 

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.

DIVERSITY AT UNION COLLEGE

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

 

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

 

Posted 9/23/2020

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Vassar College Libraries

Digital Preservation Librarian

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

 

The Vassar College Libraries seek a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative library professional for the position of Digital Preservation Librarian. This position is an excellent opportunity to work within a team to develop and maintain tools, systems, and applications that facilitate access and long-term preservation to digitized and born-digital materials in the library's care. This position offers the opportunity to work alongside faculty members, students, librarians, and IT colleagues across campus and within open-source communities to support digital scholarship and build a sustainable and proactive digital preservation program.

 

As Digital Preservation Librarian you will:

  • Work with the Digital Scholarship and Technology Services team on various technology projects throughout the Libraries and the College.
  • In collaboration with the DS&T team, ensure a secure and robust digital library ecosystem by creating and maintaining policies, procedures, workflows, and strategies related to digital preservation projects and practices.
  • Provide support for the continual improvement of the digital repository system, Islandora. This includes working directly with objects and metadata while improving functionality.
  • Preserve and provide access to web-based content; prepare born-digital materials for preservation ingest, stabilization and storage; collaborate with the Digital Archivist to survey, appraise, and ensure proper transfer of born-digital holdings; and work with individuals and departments on faculty digital projects.
  • Advance digital preservation librarianship on campus at both the strategic and project level through collaboration with library, faculty, students, and CIS colleagues, including helping to develop initiatives, writing digital preservation plans for grants, advising and working on digital scholarship projects, teaching workshops, and responding to inquiries.
  • Recommend and introduce new and innovative tools for digital scholarship and preservation throughout the Libraries and the College while adhering to best practices.
  • Further Vassar College's role as a leader in both academic and community spheres by serving on inter-collegial and regional library groups in a technical advisory role.
  • Be professionally active

The ideal candidate will be a technology-savvy collaborator, working within a team that will consider all stages of the digital life cycle, from the point of capture through to preservation. A librarian aware of the trends and issues (technological and otherwise) surrounding digital preservation, digital scholarship, repositories, and research, and excited by the challenges they bring. A data and metadata enthusiast, understanding and enjoying the nuances of each to provide the best resources and digital scholarship possible and an excellent communicator that enjoys collaboration and partnerships.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science, or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience writing web applications with commonly used digital library coding languages preferred (e.g., Ruby, PHP, MySQL, XML, or Python).
  • Experience working with common digital preservation applications and tools preferred (e.g., BitCurator, Bagit, Fixity, & Archive-it).
  • Experience with Drupal, WordPress, or similar open-source content management system preferred.
  • Experience with the Fedora Commons repository system and access layers preferred (e.g., Islandora, Samvera).
  • Familiarity with data and metadata standards, especially as they relate to digital scholarship or digital libraries.
  • Ability to work with a variety of different departments within the libraries and the College.
  • Consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a high level of productivity.
  • Ability to work both collegially and independently
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a college in which students are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Occasional travel to represent Vassar College Libraries and participate in professional organizations, when conditions allow.

To complete your application, you will be required to attach your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references (Word or PDF format required for all attachments). Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

 

Posted 9/11/2020

 

 

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The Culinary Institute of America

Technical and Access Services Librarian

POSITION SUMMARY

The Technical and Access Services Librarian supports student learning by managing the integrated library system, research databases and interlibrary loan system; overseeing the cataloging, physical processing and preservation of library materials; supervising the library's Help Desk operations of circulation and course reserves; and overseeing shelving and stack maintenance. The Librarian's responsibilities include the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of student workers. 

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform original and adaptive cataloging in MARC format following AACR2/RDA standards, add records to bibliographic database, and assign call numbers to new items.
  • Manage the components of the integrated library system, WorldShare Management Services.
  • Ensure the integrity of the library's database of bibliographic records.
  • Train staff in using the integrated library system and set up library system user accounts and permissions.
  • Oversee the processes of circulation services and course reserves.
  • Administer ILL borrowing and lending transactions in compliance with copyright laws and manage upgrades of ILL applications.
  • Oversee the accessibility of research databases, e-serials and e-books with the WorldShare Knowledge Base and Collection Manager and maintain the A-Z e-resource list and OCLC link resolver.
  • Supervise student employees in circulation activities at the Help Desk and in shelving, shelf-reading and the physical processing of printed and audio-visual materials.
  • Serve as the liaison with IT to manage the library management system, to carry out system upgrades or migration planning and implementation, to upload patron records, and to update proxy server.
  • Submit service requests and problem reports to library system vendors and work with vendors to resolve issues.
  • Use reporting tools to generate reports for assessment and accreditation needs.
  • Conduct periodic inventory of library collections.
  • Establish, document and update procedures relating to the Librarian's responsibilities.
  • Participate in reference desk coverage and library instruction as needed.
  • Assist with hosting library events and programming.
  • Engage in professional development to build new skill sets and increase proficiency at current skills.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 Education:

  • Master's degree in Library & Information Science, or related advanced degree with significant library work experience.

Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years professional experience working in technical and/or access services in an academic or special library.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience using WorldShare Management Services.
  • Experience supervising student workers.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Strong computer experience, which must include abilities to work effectively with library management systems and MS Office Suite products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software.
  • Ability to perform copy cataloging using MARC format, AACR2/RDA standards, LCSH subject headings and LC classification.
  • Ability to manage access to databases and other e-resources.
  • Demonstrated ability in process management, project coordination, time management and problem solving.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to be adaptable, dependable and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to show a high level of service responsiveness to customers.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, interpersonal and presentation skills required.
  • Must have a proven, consistent track record showing the ability to work with all levels within an organization.
  • Must display a high level of energy and self-motivation.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Must be available to work nights and weekends as required due to business needs.
  • Able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds as needed.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
At The Culinary Institute of America, it is important to us that we support our employees with a substantial and meaningful package of benefits. We believe in supporting our employees with benefits to assist with work life balance.
Benefits are offered based on the position type and status. Benefits offered may include;

  • Medical and prescription drug plan
  • Dental plan, Vision plan
  • Insurance: Life, Home, Auto, even Pet!
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Generous paid time off programs, including paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan 403(b) with company contribution
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition assistance programs
  • And more!

Posted 9/23/2020

 

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Western New York Library Resources Council

Digital Projects Manager

The Western New York Library Resources Council seeks a dynamic, creative, service-oriented colleague for our new part-time position (21 hours) Digital Projects Manager. Working under the supervision of the Outreach and Digital Services Coordinator, this position will manage all aspects of the WNYLRC's digital projects: New York Heritage (nyheritage.org), Empire Archival Discovery Collaborative (empireadc.org) , Empire State Immersive Experiences (esie.space), New York State Historic Newspapers (nyhistoricnewspapers.org) , ESLN's dark archive and the new proposed IR state-wide digital repositories. This position has the potential to be full-time at a later date. Working collaboratively with Outreach & Digital Services Coordinator to accomplish Council goals with respect to digitization of member collections responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Working directly with WNYLRC contributing institutions and librarians to ensure their complete understanding of the digital project including: metadata standards, best practices, the appropriate digital platform, uploading, managing, and marketing their collection assets, and addressing relevant issues through training, communications, tutorials, and site visits
  • Promoting digital initiatives to members to necessitate growth. 
  • Publicizing new digital collections via WNYLIB-l, NYLINE, relevant national and regional listservs and websites, and social media. Create or use existing marketing materials as needed
  • Keeping abreast of upgrades and changes to digital platform software and acting as the regional expert/trainer for members
  • Collaborating and meeting routinely with other ESLN/Member digital services colleagues on enhancements, strategic directions, and marketing plans and initiatives of digital services
  • Participating on other committees, subcommittees or task groups as needed
  • Attending local, state, and national conferences and meetings on digital practices, topics, and trends to further enhance WNYLRC digital services
  • Maintaining and analyzing a record of statistics for each of the services

 

*Required Qualifications

  • MLS Degree from ALA accredited institution
  • Exceptional technical skills in managing digital platforms
  • Working knowledge of Drupal
  • Demonstrated knowledge of office software (e.g. MSOffice Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing environments
  • Ability to analyze the selection, technical and copyright issues that impact the success of digital projects.
  • Ability to apply established digitization protocols and standards to produce digital representations of archival and library materials.
  • Ability to apply established protocols and metadata standards to provide access to digital objects in digital asset management systems
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in a team oriented collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and customer-oriented communication skills (written and oral) with ability to socialize with and engage constituents via virtual, email, phone, and in-person meetings
  • Willingness to speak in front of groups for training or promoting purposes
  • Ability to travel to attend local, statewide and national meetings, conferences, and events

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of professional experience in a library organization
  • Understanding of multi-type library systems in New York
  • CONTENTdm Digital Collection Management Software experience

Salary Range:  Commensurate upon experience. Ability to join the NYS Retirement system. Pro-rated vacation, holiday, and sick time.

Apply:  Send cover letter, detailed resume and names of 3 professional references to: sknab@wnylrc.org

About: WNYLRC is a member driven 501c3 organization and is one of 9 multi-type library systems in New York. WNYLRC is a member of the Empire State Library Network (ESLN) and works collaboratively with all library sytems in New York State. WNYLRC is an AA/EEO Employer.

 

Posted 9/10/2020

 

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Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville

Executive Director

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is seeking an exceptional librarian to serve as its Executive Director. With a beautiful new library building constructed in 2017, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is transforming lives through opportunities for collaboration, experiential learning, and creative discovery.

 

CLD&J is an independent member of the Onondaga County Public Library System and serves over 16,000 people in the engaged communities of DeWitt and Jamesville, NY. CLD&J has an operating budget of over $1.5 million, a staff of 20 FTE, and yearly circulation of over 275,000. The library's new building features a number of meeting and study rooms, comfortable seating with views, spacious children's activity area, maker-space, teen room, and art gallery. CLD&J also has a beautiful and unique outdoor area that supports activities and workshops that inform patrons about nature, the local environment, conservation, preservation, gardening, and the beauty of the outdoors. With its "Discovery To Go" collection of child-friendly STEM-related equipment and resources, its award-winning Digital Production workshops for teens, and innovative programs for homeschooling families and older adults, CLD&J enriches the lives of all community residents while retaining traditional library collections and friendly, personalized service.

 

DeWitt and Jamesville are located just outside the City of Syracuse in the geographic center of New York State and offer changing seasons and easy access to beautiful lakes, forests, and mountains, making it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Other assets include reasonable cost of living and housing prices, excellent schools, cultural amenities, and frequent sporting events. New York City, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours away by plane, train, or automobile.

 

Visit the library's web site at cldandj.org for more information.

 

Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for all library operations and reports to the Board of Trustees.

 

  • Works collaboratively with the Library Board of Trustees in areas including long range and strategic planning, policy development and budgetary planning.

  • Manages an annual budget, including monitoring and approving expenditures, and maintaining and presenting up-to-date records and reports including those required by the Library Board of Trustees, the state of NY and annual audits.

  • Fosters a collaborative work environment while effectively managing library personnel recruitment, supervision, development and evaluation. 

  • Develops and leads dynamic programming supporting the needs of the community.

  • Oversees the library's collection development and maintenance policies and procedures.

  • Develops and maintains effective collaborations and partnerships with stakeholders and key constituency groups.

  • Develops short-term and long-range goals in in support of the CLD&J's mission and policies.

  • Markets and promotes the library's services, programs and resources using innovative and effective strategies.

  • Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making. 

  • Conducts ongoing assessment of library programs, services, policies and procedures, and submits recommendations for initiatives and improvements to the Board.

  • Keeps abreast of trends and innovations that enhance service and programs, inform library operations, and improve access to library resources and services.

  • Identifies, seeks and maintains external funding opportunities to supplement local funding of library operations, programs and development. 

  • Prepares state, local, and other reports and statistics as needed or required.

  • Oversees the maintenance of the library property and building and recommends repairs and alterations as necessary.

 

Skills 

  • Demonstrates strong and ethical leadership within a culture that encourages and rewards creative-thinking, collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.

  • Develops and communicates a shared vision for the library that serves as a foundation for library services and operations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present and persuade both orally and in writing.

  • Deep enthusiasm for following innovations, current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries and effectively applying them to library services.

  • Ability to manage change, build consensus, and make difficult decisions when necessary.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret information, including fiscal, in order to inform effective strategies and decisions.

  • A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, equity and community engagement.

 

Required qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Studies or other graduate library degree accredited by the American Library Association.

  • Possess or be eligible at time of appointment for a New York State Public Librarian Certificate.

  • Seven or more years of satisfactory professional library experience, including at least three to five years of supervisory experience in a management or leadership role.

  • Significant fiscal management experience; experience securing external funding preferred.

  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

Salary: $75,000, depending on experience and qualifications, with competitive benefits.

To Apply: email a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments by Septermber 30th, 2020 to max.ruckdeschel@gmail.com. Please include three references.

 

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of a person's race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, gender dysphoria, marital status, family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, genetic information including predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status.

 

Posted 9/2/2020

 

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Springfield Library

Library Manager

Springfield Library is seeking a community-oriented, highly organized, enthusiastic individual to serve as Library Manager. This position interacts extensively with the Springfield Library Board of Trustees, local government, community businesses and organizations, library patrons, and all library staff to create harmonious relationships.

The library is part of the Four County Library System, a cooperative association of 42 public libraries working together to improve library services to residents of Broome, Chenango, Delaware, and Otsego Counties.

 

This Library Manager oversees all library services and reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

 

Responsibilities

The Library Manager balances multiple priorities including but not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for administration and day-to-day management of the library, performing routine library tasks including check-in, check-out, shelving, and assisting patrons in using library tools
  • Administers policies established by the Board, makes policy recommendations to the Board, and participates in the Board's periodic review of library policies
  • Recruits, hires, and trains staff and volunteers, and training of new employees, coordinating the continued training and development of staff members
  • Responsible for the integrity, completeness, and accessibility of library records
  • Responsible for maintenance of library materials, library appearance, and library equipment
  • Oversees continuous development of relevant library materials and programming services for adults, children, and young adults
  • Responsible for coordinating the Summer Reading Program with the Town of Springfield
  • Makes purchases in accordance with the operating budget, forwards invoices/bills and checks/other income to the treasurer
  • Attends Board of Trustees meetings and advises the Board on matters relating to library operation; collaborates with the Board in presenting library matters to the Town Board and other agencies
  • Submits concise written monthly reports of library activities and statistics to the Board, submitting other reports as needed, such as the New York State Annual Report and Summer Reading Program Report
  • Maintains the library website and other social media, keeping the Board and community informed of library projects and programs using flyers, press releases, email, and social media
  • Works closely with Four County Library Services, attending meetings and training events

Works with the Board to:

  • Assess needs and set the annual budget
  • Schedule and implement fundraising activities
  • Identify grant opportunities, assist with grant applications, and the administration of grants
  • Assist in long-range planning, ensuring objectives/goals are reflected in the library's daily operation; collects data needed to measure the success of the long-range plan
  • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness of services and programs in relation to community needs

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Two-year degree or more, preferably in Library Science or a related field
  • Experience working within libraries
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

The job is for 20 hours a week, with a salary range of $18.00-$20.00 per hour, based on education and experience.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

Springfield Library, P.O. Box 142, Springfield Center NY 13468 or by email to springfield.4cls@yahoo.com.

 

Posted 9/1/2020

 

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Port Byron Public Library

Library Director

Port Byron Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic person to lead the library as the social, educational, and cultural hub of our community.Working 28 hours per week, with some nights and weekends, the director will develop long-term strategies, relationships, and programs to address the needs and deploy our library, staff, collections, and other assets to support and enrich the library's community and the lives of those therein.

 

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.This responsibility includes the organization and dissemination of information and services through the effective utilization of library resources.The director is also responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library, under the governance and oversight of the board.

 

The Director is expected to provide a leadership role within the library, the community and the library profession. The Director serves as the official representative of the library. 

 

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

General Administration and Management

  • Formulates and recommends policies to the library board
  • Implements library policies and procedures
  • Summits an annual budget to the library board in a timely way and directs and monitors expenditures
  • Provides monthly financial planning data to the library board to assist in establishing short and long-term financial priorities
  • Looks for new revenues sources, collaborations with other organizations, and profit-centered approaches to services with the business community
  • Orients new trustees and serves as a resources for trustee activities
  • Employs management techniques effectively in directing, planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, budgeting, and evaluating the library's operation
  • Directs the maintenance of the library building and grounds and recommends future space needs
  • Establishes and maintains a staff manual of library procedures
  • Demonstrates leadership within the organization:Takes initiative, solves problems, effects change through the action of others, and encourages the development of other staff through a positive work environment

Planning, Organization, and Evaluation

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs a balanced program of library service to meet the immediate and long-range goals of the library and the community
  • Identifies the standard of excellence for all operations
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of library services in relation to the changing needs of the community
  • Provides for critical review of internal library operations such as acquisitions, circulation, etc.
  • Analyzes data affecting the library's operation such as legal, physical, and statistical factors
  • Investigates new trends and specific library programs and facilitates testing of new techniques, materials, and equipment to improve the operation of the library

Personal Management

  • Develops staff job descriptions, recommends and administers personnel policies
  • Defines expectations for staff performance and sets goals for service and programming
  • Works to promote high staff morale
  • Encourages staff professional growth at all levels by supporting participation in professional associations, workshops, seminars, and activities
  • Ensures that staff performance appraisals are done on a regular schedule

Community and Professional Management

  • Recommends and administers public relations programs
  • Represents the library and speaks before community, civic, and other groups regarding the objectives and activities of the library
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies, civic and community groups, schools, and the general public

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new services and programming
  • Considerable knowledge of computers and data communications especially in regard to library application
  • Maintains confidentiality of library records and administrative matter
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and adaptability
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff
  • Ability to write grants
  • Effective interpersonal skills consisting of creative and diplomatic management abilities
  • Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public

Education:

Associates Degree (Required)

Bachelor's Degree (Preferred)

 

Job Type:

Part-time – 28 hours/week

 

Salary:

Negotiable dependent on experience and education

 

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Port Byron Library

Board of Trustees

P.O. Box 520

Port Byron, NY 13140

 

Posted 8/19/2020

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Broome County Public Library

Library Director

Background Information:

Broome County, New York seeks an experienced professional for the position of Broome County Library Director III.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • We are looking for a candidate with a Master's Degree in Library Science or related field and at least 6 years of experience in a Library with a minimum of 2 years in an administrative capacity.
  • The Director is responsible for the daily operations of Broome County Library, including but not limited to staffing, budgeting, and overall fiscal operations.
  • The candidate will be responsible for planning, developing and evaluating Library services and programs and must possess demonstrated leadership skills; proven knowledge of current library policies, procedures, and practices of library science.
  • The candidate must be computer proficient and possess the ability to effectively communicate with department staff as well the public, heads of other agencies, labor union officials, and community officials. 
  • Must possess NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate.

The annual salary for this position is $78,152. 

 

To apply, send your resume to: 

Peter DeWind
Broome County Library Board -President
DeWindP@co.tioga.ny.us

 

Posted 4/15/2020

 

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