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The Job Announcement Board is provided by South Central Regional Library Council. To post an announcement please email: Diane Capalongo Job announcements will be removed from our Jobs page thirty days after the day of posting unless the hiring institution requests otherwise.

 

Browse Current Job Postings: Cannon Free Library | Corning Museum of Glass | Cortland Free Library | Rochester Institute of Technology | Sidney Memorial Library | South Central Regional Library Council | Southern Tier Library Sytsem | SUNY Cortland (2) | Tompkins County Public Library


Sidney Memorial Library

Library Director

Closing Date: July 15th

 

The Sidney Memorial Public Library, Sidney, New York, seeks an energetic and enthusiastic candidate for the position of Library Director. As a community that values education, we benefit from secure funding as a School District Public Library. The successful applicant must be able to provide management and leadership for the main library in Sidney and two branch facilities. The main building is a modern facility located in the Village of Sidney.

 

Anticipated start date: October 15, 2018.

 

Highlights of the position include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Develops and recommends an annual budget and administers expenditures of funds within budget constraints
  • Recommends policies and advises the Board on operational, fiscal, staffing and facilities matters
  • Assures that the materials selected and the services provided meet the needs of the patrons and represent a judicious expenditure of funds
  • Determines staffing requirements and hires personnel; assigns duties, defines staff responsibilities, establishes lines of authority and delegates work to library staff
  • Assures that the physical facilities, grounds and equipment are properly maintained, updated and safe for use
  • Envisions and interprets community needs, developing new programs and services for all segments of the community
  • Represents the library in the community and governmental, organizational and

professional affairs and activities

 

Qualifications: Possession of a Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school. The ideal candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. A minimum of three years of professional experience is desired. 

 

Compensation: Salary range is $58,000-$62,000 commensurate with experience, and a competitive benefits package is included.

 

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to: David J. Dewey, Sidney Memorial Public Library, 8 River Street, Sidney, New York 13838 or by email to si.jobs@4cls.org.

 

Applications will be accepted through July 15th 2018.

 

Posted 6/29/2018

 

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Rochester Institute of Technology

Senior Manager of Research and Instruction Service

For additional information about the RIS department, RIT Libraries, RIT, and the Rochester area, see this page: https://library.rit.edu/sr-manager-ris

To apply, see the Career Zone posting here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25483&siteid=5289#jobDetails=1456444_5289

 

Job description:

Responsible for the leadership and management of Wallace Library's Research and Instruction Services (RIS) department which includes reference consultation services, faculty liaison, curriculum-based instruction, the development and maintenance of information services and the review of Wallace Library's collections to support RIT curricula and the research and scholarship of RIT students and faculty.

 

The Senior Manager of RIS will:

  • Provide leadership, direction and budgetary oversight for the operations and personnel of RIT Libraries Research and Instruction Services department. This includes the management of the department's permanent staff and student employees which may also include interns and co-op students. Establish standards, procedures, and direction for Information and Education Services (RIS) in support of RIT Libraries goals and mission. Identify goals and set priorities that ensure a high level of service. Lead the team in process and service improvements, and pro-actively respond to user concerns and needs. Establish performance standards and initiatives for RIS, and support RIS staff development.
  • Set direction, policy and goals for the library's comprehensive information literacy and outreach activities by incorporating information technologies, effective pedagogical techniques, and appropriate assessment methods in conjunction with the Associate Director of RIT Libraries.. Use quantitative and qualitative techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction and other services, and develop/maintain ongoing assessment practices for the department's work. Oversee the generation and maintenance of research help guides, all department-created websites, tutorials and other library-created research tools. Develop and present instruction sessions and other presentations as needed, and fill in at the reference desk when needed
  • Work directly with the Director of RIT Libraries, the Manager of Acquisitions/Serials and the Manager of Metadata and Digital Scholarship Services on issues related to collection development, library materials budgets and library acquisitions (print and electronic.)
  • Serve as a member of RIT Libraries Management Team responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of RIT Libraries and its services. Advise the RIT Libraries Management Team on services and new/emerging trends and technologies related to research and instruction services. Participate in setting organization-wide goals and policies.
  • Cultivate and maintain internal and external relationships and serve on appropriate committees to enhance and promote the services of the department. Work closely with other RIT Libraries teams to assess their needs related to research and instruction services. Represent RIT Libraries on campus and at local, regional and national levels in areas relating to research and instruction services.

Required qualifications:

  • Advanced degree: M.S. or M.L.S. in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution
  • 3-5 Years of progressively responsible experience leading projects or teams related to library reference services or information literacy instruction services in an academic or special library.
  • 1-3 Years' experience teaching information literacy skills or related teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated success in team building and project management
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and teaching skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of information literacy best practices
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate useful technology and effective pedagogical practices into reference services or information literacy instruction.
  • Expertise in analyzing trends, services and new technologies to develop responsive services
  • Demonstrated positive customer service attitude

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1-3 years supervising professional librarians in an academic library
  • 1-3 years using qualitative and quantitative data to make improvements to user centered services
  • Effective management of budgets and department resources.

Posted 6/28/2018

 

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Cannon Free Library

Library Director

The Cannon Free Library located in the village of Delhi, New York seeks an energetic and enthusiastic candidate for the position of Library Director. The successful applicant must be able to provide management skills and leadership.

 

Anticipated start date: August 20, 2018

 

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and recommends an annual budget and administers expenditures of funds within budget constraints
  • Recommends policies and advises the Board on operational, fiscal, staffing, and facilities matters
  • Assures that the materials selected and the services provided meet the needs of the patrons and represent a responsible expenditure of funds
  • Determines staffing requirements and hires personnel, assigns duties, defines staff responsibilities, establishes lines of authority and delegates work to the library staff
  • Envisions and interprets community needs, developing new programs and services for all segments of the community
  • Represents the library in the community and in governmental, organizational, and professional affairs and activities

Qualifications: Possession of a Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school is preferred. A minimum of three years of professional experience is desired. Other applicants will be considered. The ideal candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

 

Compensation: Salary range is $40,000 - $51,000 commensurate with experience. A benefits package is negotiable.

 

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to: Bryan Boyer, Cannon Free Library Personnel Committee, 2 Prospect Street, Delhi, NY 13753 or by email to bryan@dnbd.net

 

Applications will be accepted through July 25, 2018

Posted 6/25/2018

 

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Tompkins County Public Library

Youth Services Librarian - Temporary, Part Time

Gain great library experience by joining the dynamic and growing Youth Services department at Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) located in downtown Ithaca, NY! This temporary 20-hour-per-week position is at a Librarian I level and is part of the Tompkins County Civil Service system. 

 

Our department includes a staff of 2 full-time librarians, 4 part-time librarians and 2 library assistants and is an integral part of the library as a whole, which has 43.5 FTE staff members. The position is a temporary 90 day appointment as a Librarian I in the Youth Services Department beginning Monday, June 25, 2018 and ending on September 22, 2018.

 

As with all Youth Services staff, this position will help to staff the Youth Services desk as well as the newly-created Teen Center, providing reference assistance to our diverse and enthusiastic community of children, teens, and their families.

 

This position will assist with our annual Summer Reading Program reaching out to the community at large during in-house and outreach visits and programs.

 

This position will also handle some collection development responsibilities for the Youth Services department.

 

Other programming, reference, or collection duties may be assigned. Position includes evening hours and may include weekend hours.

 

The tentative schedule would be:

Tuesdays 12-5 (5 hours)

Wednesdays 9:00-1:00 (4 hours)

Thursdays 9-1:00 June, July, September / 4:30 pm-8:30 pm in August (4 hours)

Fridays 9-5 (7 hours)

 

Salary hiring rate is $27.21/hour.

 

Qualifications for the position can be found here https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/job/447

 

Join our energetic and passionate team!

 

For more information, please contact the Head of Youth Services, Sarah O'Shea at soshea@tcpl.org or (607)272-4557 Ext. 255

 

For additional information on Tompkins County Civil Service please visit http://tompkinscountyny.gov/personnel

 

Posted 5/29/2018

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Southern Tier Library System

IT Systems & Network Specialist

Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of IT Systems & Network Specialist. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library 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 3 full time professional position serving within the Division of Information Technology. The IT Systems & Network Specialist performs professional duties to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Integrated Library System (ILS), supporting servers, clients, LANs, WANs, and Information Technology related projects.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION

This position assists in maintaining network connections, servers and desktop PC's; serving as an operator and technical support specialist.

Provides technical assistance, training support and consults in the selection, use and maintenance of system-related hardware and software.

Acts as troubleshooter for system WAN connections.

Supports networks and ILS operations to the desktop level in the public libraries.

Supports and troubleshoots zero clients, PCs, email applications and peripheral equipment.

Assist with support for applications and software such as anti-virus, filtering, and email applications, active directory and group policy.

Assist with for planning and implementing server and network upgrades.

Works as part of an on-call rotation for urgent issues.

Other duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Associate Degree in IT or related field or appropriate system and network administration in an enterprise setting required.

Knowledge of WANs, LANs, virtualization technologies, and desktop support methods.

Knowledge of HTML/Web-design preferred.

Strong ability to self-direct with excellent collaborative and problem-solving skills.

Personable, superior planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills.  

Broadband home Internet access.

Able to operate computer components i.e. Keyboard mouse, small tools, etc.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.
High-level customer service skills.

Valid driver's license.

 

ADDITIONAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Frequent travel throughout System's region, and quarterly State-wide travel.

Sitting, talking, listening, reading and standing.

Able to lift and carrying at least thirty (30) pounds and push at least one hundred (100) pounds on wheels.

Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable all eligible individuals to perform the essential functions.

 

Salary & Benefits

Salary range is $41,000 – $45,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

 

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit (via e-mail) a meaningful cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: Ken Behn, Assistant Director/IT at BehnK@stls.org

 

About Southern Tier Library System and Our Region
Our headquarters are in Painted Post just five miles from historic downtown Corning, NY (Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum, Gaffer District and Corning Area Chamber of Commerce).

 

We serve a five county region (Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben & Yates), which incorporates the picturesque Appalachian Plateau and Southern Finger Lakes. Many of our southern region communities have easy access to hiking, skiing, hunting and camping throughout the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, while our northern region communities enjoy boating, swimming, biking and wine & distillery tours around Keuka and Seneca Finger Lakes.

 

All 48 of our libraries are unique as the communities they serve. A sample of our communities include: the City of Elmira located in Chemung County (Center for Mark Twain Studies, Arnot Art Museum, Clemens Performing Arts Center, Elmira College and National Soaring Museum, Chemung County Chamber of Commerce). Watkins Glen & Montour Falls located in Schuyler County (Watkins Glen International, International Motor Racing Research Center, Watkins Glen State Park, Shequaga (Montour) Falls and Old Havana Courthouse Theater). Hammondsport in Steuben County (America's Coolest Small Town, Curtiss Museum and Local Wineries). Penn Yan and Branchport in Yates County (Keuka College, Yates County Chamber of Commerce, Local Wineries). Alfred, Fillmore and Wellsville in Allegany County (Alfred University, Alfred State College, Houghton College, Allegany County Chamber of Commerce).

 

The Southern Tier Library System is 1 of 23 public library systems in New York State. Our organization continually evolves to meet the growing and diverse needs of our member libraries. Our leadership is committed to supporting our 48 member library outlets, and developing innovative ways to make public library services essential to the Southern Tier region.

 

Posted 5/22/2018

 

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South Central Regional Library Council

Outreach Services Librarian

Position Summary

Provides outreach services to member organizations for Resource Sharing and the Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP); offers training on SCRLC's electronic resources. The position also provides support for the Council's digitization program by editing images, creating and editing metadata. Assists and advises the Executive Director in meeting the mission and goals of the Council; effectively communicates with members, prospective members, partners, and staff.

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, permanent position in a great location and energizing, collegial environment!

 

Responsibilities

Hospital Library Services Program

  • Provides outreach, training on hospital-specific electronic resources, advice, guidance, and consulting to SCRLC's hospital librarians and liaisons.
  • Maintains relationships and communication with hospital members through annual visits, publications, needs assessments, etc.
  • Develops an annual HLSP plan, budget, and report in conjunction with the executive director.
  • Develops special projects and investigates alternative service models seeking funding to support them when possible.
  • Creates and maintains a LibGuide and webpage relevant to the hospital members' needs.
  • May forward DOCLINE requests and perform backup literature searches as needed.

Resource Sharing

  • Provides leadership for Council members in the area of resource sharing.
  • Serves as liaison to SCRLC's Bibliographic and Referral Center (BARC), an interlibrary loan referral service that is currently outsourced; maintains good communication.
  • Obtains quarterly statistics for tracking and invoicing.
  • Investigates and recommends participation in regional, statewide, or national resource sharing collaborative efforts, e.g., the IDS project, WorldShare, etc.
  • Informs members of available delivery mechanisms, e.g., UPS CampusShip, ELD Statewide Delivery; encourages participation as appropriate.
  • Works with Fiscal Services Manager to collect interlibrary loan statistics from members.
  • Periodically analyzes ILL trends and their impact on SCRLC members.
  • Creates and maintains a LibGuide and webpage containing relevant interlibrary information.
  • Provides or arranges ILL training.
  • Promotes continually the Medical Information Services Program (MISP) for ILL via social media, SCRLC News, field visits, etc.

Electronic Resources

  • Provides training and assistance on the electronic resources provided to all governing members.
  • Participates in contract negotiations with the digital services librarian and executive director.

Digitization

  • Assists members contributing to New York Heritage by editing images, creating and editing metadata, and digital content management. Works closely with the digital services librarian in this endeavor.

Additional

  • Works closely with the member engagement librarian on Special Interest Groups (SIGS) and associated networking groups for resource sharing and HLSP.
  • Contributes to each week's SCRLC News.
  • Travel: Visits SCRLC members. Attends professional programs, meetings, and regional networking groups.
  • Keeps up-to-date on trends in resource sharing, hospitals, and library/information science.
  • Participates in professional organizations and activities.
  • Maintains good relations and effectively communicates with Council members, prospective members, partners, and staff.
  • Contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Required

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Excellent project management skills, including planning, budgeting.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and populations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of library trends and developments in all types of libraries, cultural organizations, and hospitals.
  • Ability to travel.

Preferred

  • Experience serving diverse communities and populations.
  • Experience working in two or more types of libraries, including hospital libraries.
  • Experience providing instruction to library staff.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of electronic databases and technology applications.
  • Knowledge of LibGuides.
  • Experience working in multi-type collaborative library networks/consortia.
  • Knowledge of digitization, resource sharing platforms, or hospital libraries.

 

Salaries and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. SCRLC offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, TIAA retirement, 21 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 14 holidays.

 

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

SCRLC offers a warm, collegial, and inclusive environment. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our operation, from the Board of Trustees and guiding principles to staffing, programs, and services. It is our belief that a diverse staff--including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, skill sets, and experiences--can effectively position us to address the changing needs of our members and their communities. No one will be denied consideration for employment or responsibilities on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving but not limited to such factors as those mentioned above. SCRLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Executive Director, South Central Regional Library Council, mclindbloom@scrlc.org.

 

Deadline for Application

Applications received by July 14, 2018 will be given preference, though they will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

About SCRLC

One of nine NYS multitype Reference and Research Library Resources Councils, from its headquarters in Ithaca SCRLC serves 70+ members across 10,000 square miles in the 14-county region of Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates. Members include academic, hospital, corporate and non-profit libraries, public library systems, and school library systems and their members. As a result, SCRLC serves over 500 libraries. It is a fantastic group of libraries, library systems, and cultural organizations with which to work and collaborate! Learn more at www.scrlc.org!

 

Ithaca, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, is renowned for its beautiful gorges, waterfalls, rolling hills, and sparkling Cayuga Lake. This diverse, multicultural community is home to artists, authors, performers, and some of the world's leading scientists and researchers. Environmentally conscious, Ithaca offers recreation and year-round sporting activities from kayaking and windsurfing to hiking the numerous area trails and college sporting events. The SCRLC office is located in Ithaca's vibrant downtown, near one of the last pedestrian malls left in the United States, and not too far from Ithaca Falls.

 

Posted 5/21/2018

 

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SUNY Cortland

Discovery Services Librarian

POSITION: Full-time academic faculty tenure track senior assistant librarian to serve as a Discovery Services Librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages access, problem resolution, assessment, and discovery of all library technologies; ensures that the library's web presence is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible; Identifies training opportunities within the library regarding library technologies; creates usage reports to assist with collection management; serves as primary contact with internal departments and vendors concerning library technologies; provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment; and serves as a liaison to selected departments; provides general and specialized instruction to faculty and students in the department. Position may work evenings and weekends as appropriate.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA accredited program with one to two years of experience implementing, managing, and supporting integrated library systems, digital repositories and discovery tools; (e.g., Aleph, Alma, ILLiad, Primo, Ebsco Discovery Service, Digital Commons, link resolvers, EZProxy). Successful candidate must also have the ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently; possess familiarity with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in libraries; and have a strong organizational and project management skills.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Academic library experience; knowledge of supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities; experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction; and/or knowledge of application programming interfaces (API).

 

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

 

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2022 Review of applications will begin immediately.

 

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.


 

Instructional Services Librarian

SUNY Cortland Memorial Library seeks to hire an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic academic librarian for a tenure-track, full-time, faculty, senior assistant librarian to serve as an instructional services librarian, reporting to the information literacy/instruction coordinator. The successful candidate will serve as a liaison to selected departments and be an active participant in Memorial Library's information literacy programs and reference services.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master Library Science or Library Information Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; one year of experience providing reference services in a library setting; one year of experience teaching information literacy classes in an academic setting; demonstrated ability to employ instructional design principles, active learning techniques, and effective supplemental materials; effective written and oral communications skills; ability to work successfully both as an active, collaborative team member and independently.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills, professional commitment to positive interactions with a diverse student population; commitment to ongoing professional development

 

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is a comprehensive college within the State University of New York system and is known for its superb programs in speech-language pathology, teacher education, recreation, parks and leisure studies, health, physical education, and a number of leading liberal arts programs in the natural and social sciences as well as the arts and humanities. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland's 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad. Its three schools - education, arts and sciences and professional studies - are committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, service and international education.

 

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/2103 Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is chosen.

 

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

 

Posted 5/21/2018

 

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Cortland Free Library

Library Director

Cortland Free Library, located in downtown Cortland, NY, and a member of the Finger Lakes Library System, is in search of its 7th Director in its 93-year history. The library is an Association Library with a chartered population of 30,114. It is funded by a library tax collected by the Cortland School District as well as an endowment. The Director serves at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.

 

Extensive renovations to the historic 20,220 square-foot building were completed in 2017. CFL has 9931 registered borrowers and had 92,560 library visits in 2017. There are 26 public internet computers available. A more detailed overview of CFL can be found on the library's website: www.cortlandfreelibrary.org.

 

Cortland, a small city of approximately 20,000 people, is the southeastern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region. The area is home to SUNY Cortland as well as numerous restaurants, several arts and theatre centers, lovely parks, a sports complex and friendly people. Syracuse and Ithaca are each about a 30-minute drive.

 

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is responsible, in accordance with the Board's policies, for all day-to-day library operations and functions. The Director oversees five full-time and seven part-time staff members and a 2018 budget of $522,000. The work is carried out in accordance with the policies established by the CFL Board of Trustees and is under the general supervision of that Board.

  • Developing innovative library programs
  • Developing and maintaining the library's collection, including print and digital media, appropriate to the community's needs.
  • Participating actively and visibly in the community
  • Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff
  • Adhering to Library By-laws and policies as well as local, state and federal mandates
  • Preparing, presenting and overseeing the budget and all financial aspects of the library including staff payroll, library purchases and working cooperatively with the library bookkeeper
  • Overseeing maintenance of the library building and grounds in cooperation with the Board's building committee
  • Taking responsibility for entire grant process, including deadlines
  • Engaging in professional development
  • Performing other related work duties

Desired education and experience:

  • Must have a Master's Degree in Library Science of equivalent program
  • Must be eligible for or possess a New York State Librarian certification
  • 3-5 years' experience working in a public library environment
  • At least two years supervisory experience
  • Possess a valid driver's license

Successful candidate will:

  • Be an energetic and creative leader committed to the goals of the library's Mission Statement
  • Possess strong organizational skills
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Work cooperatively with the Board of Trustees, library staff and the community
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Live within a reasonable commute to the library
  • Possess strong financial and technology skills

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits are available

To apply: Send letter of application, resume and three references to: cflsearch@gmail.com

Application deadline is June 30, 2018.

 

Questions can be sent to CFLBoardPres@gmail.com

 

Posted 5/17/2018

 

 

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Corning Museum of Glass

Director of Library Services
The Director provides leadership, direction and oversight of stewardship and administration of all Library operations, including collection management, public services, archives, digital and print collections, digitization, preservation, rights and reproductions and licensing and digital initiatives. Develops and manages the collections development policy and supporting strategies. Serves as a member of the Museum's Leadership Team representing the interests of the diverse internal and external, local, and global user-communities.


Responsibilities:
Leadership
• Develops vision and strategic plan for the Library and guides implementation.
• As a member of the Leadership Team, participates in setting the Museum's long-term goals and ensures that they are carried out.
• As a member of the Leadership Team, attends Board of Trustee meetings.
• Builds and maintains relationships nationally and internationally to further the Museum's leadership role.
• With the President and Executive Director, formulates the Library's acquisitions strategy and regularly attends board acquisitions meetings.
• Works with internal and external stakeholders in proactively researching and recommending acquisitions in alignment with the collections policy.
• Works closely with Chief Information Officer to strategically advance the Library through the ongoing adoption of current digital practices in providing open access, collaboration and preservation.
• Collaborates closely with the Advancement Department to steward gifts, including grants, made in support of the Library.
• Builds consensus and fosters synergies between Library teams and Museum staff in the development of programming and other institutional initiatives.
• Conducts and leads collection-related research and assessment as necessary in support of the resource allocation, prioritization and collection policy development.
• Cultivates Library's relationship with the Fellows of The Corning Museum of Glass and works with the Advancement team to foster relationships with other existing or potential Library donors in support of stewardship activities.
• Publishes and presents at professional conferences.
• Actively promotes the Library globally to build awareness and use.


Management/Administration
• Hires, mentors, supervises and supports development of all Library staff.
• Serves as the voice of the department to the Leadership Team and other teams as requested.
• Recommends new program initiatives to fulfill the Museum's goals and works with the staff responsible for seeing them through to completion.
• Develops and oversees the Library's annual budget and serves as an active participant in institutional long-term financial planning.
• Oversees and participates in Library committees in the development of policies and procedures for physical and electronic collection access, open access, preservation and conservation and oversees adherence.
• With the President and Executive Director and the curatorial staff, provides strategic oversight for the development of future exhibitions and/or loan of Library materials.
• Works closely with the Marketing Department and Exhibitions Planning team to ensure the Library's programs, services and exhibition are marketed as effectively as possible.
• Collaborates closely with the Advancement Department, including its Manager of Institutional Giving, to initiate, complete, submit, and provide respective required reporting for various grant funding applications.
• Manages major projects for the Library, such as space planning, acquisition of equipment, etc.
• Develops strategies to increase the use and promote the relevance of the Library's collections to various museum constituents worldwide.
• Ensure that the Library maintains the highest level of legal, ethical and safety standards.


Qualifications:
• Minimum five years administrative management experience in a museum, academic, special collections, or art research library and/or archives.
• Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program; graduate study desirable, in field(s) related to the Museum's/Library's collections.
• Ability to demonstrate digital literacy at the end-user, administrative and strategic perspective.
• Demonstrated ability to think and lead strategically in support of the planning, evaluation and assessment of library operations.
• Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and the ability to collaborate with library stakeholders, including Museum staff and volunteers, collectors, donors, funders, artists, and independent researchers to promote library services and collections.
• Knowledge of rights and reproductions policies and legal precedents for works in public collections, including fair use, public domain, personality rights, and similar usage/copyright issues to ensure images legal and appropriate use.
• Strong leadership, personnel management and fiscal stewardship skills.
• Demonstrated experience in working with and managing contemporary library collection, archives and digital asset management systems.
• Awareness of current issues and trends in library and information science relevant to art libraries, special collections, and archives, including emerging technologies and scholarly communication.
• Experience and ability to work with foreign languages preferable.
• Ability to travel as needed.

Learn more about this opportunity - https://www.cmog.org/sites/default/files/DirectorofLibraryServices_expanded_0.pdf

 

To Apply

Email, fax, or mail resume with cover letter to employment@cmog.org, fax to (607) 438-5410, or send to Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830, Attn: Human Resources.

 

Posted 4/14/2018

 

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