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Browse Current Job Postings:

Cayuga Museum of Art & History and Seymour Library - Internship

Olean Public Library - Librarian

Hyde Park Library - Library Director

Weedsport Free Library - Library Director

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library - Library Director

Upstate Health Sciences Library - Access Services Librarian

Dominican College - Head Librarian

Penn Yan Public Library - Information Technology Librarian

Rose Memorial Library - Library Director

Alfred University - Collection Management Librarian

Utica College - Health Sciences Librarian

New Lebanon Library - Library Director

International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC)- Executive Director, Administrative Assistant

Chatham Public Library - Library Director

Ulysses Philomathic Library - Library Assistant

Monroe Free Library - Library Director

Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory - Electronic Resources Librarian

New York Chiropractic College - Electronic and Media Resources Librarian

Village Library of Cooperstown - Library Director

Tompkins County Public Library - Library Director

 


Cayuga Museum of Art & History and Seymour Library

Internship (paid)

The Cayuga Museum of Art & History and Seymour Library in Auburn have announced an open internship for the second year of their "Voices of Cayuga County" oral history collecting project. The museum and library explained that the project's main focus is to seek out stories of traditionally underrepresented communities in their collections.

 

These underrepresented communities may include, but are not limited to, African American, Latinx, LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities. The hope is that through this project, the community will become more engaged with their personal connection to and their role in history.

 

Geoffrey Starks, the director of development and outreach at the Cayuga Museum, and Dori Gottschalk-Fielding, the coordinator of the Seymour library's history discovery center, will be the supervisors of this internship.

 

"The primary purpose of the internship will involve developing the skills and best practices of oral history, interviewing, transcript preparation, and archival preservation and access while helping to continue this oral history collecting initiative for Auburn and Cayuga County," Starks said.

 

Tasks the intern will do for this internship include contacting and setting up online interviews with members of the community, drafting interview abstracts and topics lists, successfully recording and carrying out video interviews, transferring, editing and converting interview video files, and transcribing the interviews.

"We are looking for an applicant with strong time management skills coming from a history, public history, museum studies or library sciences background," Starks said. "The ideal applicant will have experience with collecting oral histories or be familiar with interviewing and a basic understanding of recording videos, generating transcripts and editing both."

 

Starks said that experience working with diverse communities is ideal for a potential candidate.

 

Starks also explained that this will be a single internship for one intern. The intern will work for about 8 weeks, 15 hours per week, from June to July. In total, the intern will work 120 hours, and be paid $16 an hour.

 

"The intern will receive training in oral history interviewing, and coordinate, plan and complete at least ten 30-40 minute interviews," Starks said. "The intern will work remotely or from the Cayuga Museum, depending on the COVID-19 situation during the summer."

 

Applications will be accepted up until Friday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m. To apply, send a cover letter and resume plus two references and a one-page writing sample to Dori Gottschalk-Fielding at dgfielding@seymourlib.org.

 

There is more information about the internship available at Cayuga Museum's website as well as at the Seymour Library's website. Starks can also be contacted at geoffrey@cayugamuseum.org for any further questions.

 

Posted 2/16/2021

 

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Olean Public Library

Programming Librarian (Teens and Adults)

 

The Olean Public Library, located in the beautiful Southern Tier region of Western New York, seeks an innovative, creative individual to oversee and run programs for adults and teens. The person in this position is also responsible for supervision of paraprofessional programming staff, assisting with coordination of the monthly newsletter, scheduling gallery exhibits, assisting at customer service desks, collection development areas, and may involve occasional grant writing. The programming librarian also collaboratively plans multi-age programs and/or outreach events with other staff members. Applicants should be proficient in the use of technology and social media applications. Flexibility to work some evenings and Saturdays is required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree in library/information science from an accredited American Library Association institution, or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.

Possession of the New York State Public Librarian Certificate by the time of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications:

Knowledge of diverse programming for adults of all ages, as well as for teens and tweens; an interest in providing programs for marginalized members of the community; experience collaboratively planning events and programs; customer service experience.

 

$43,500 annually plus benefits

 

Position will be filled based on Civil Service requirements. Appointment to the position is provisional pending successful competition and placement on the eligibility list established through the Civil Service Examination process. This is a training and experience rated exam which will be held at a date following appointment to the position.

 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to director@oleanlibrary.orgDeadline to apply is March 12, 2021. For more information about the Olean Public Library, visit www.oleanlibrary.org.

 

Posted 2/16/2021

 

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Hyde Park Library

Library Director

The Hyde Park Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. The Hyde Park Free Library is a historic library built by Sara Roosevelt, mother of FDR, in honor of her husband, James.  This history is an important cornerstone of our library mission and work.  Community involvement and service are essential components of the library which delivers all aspects of library service, including circulation, information, programming and technical assistance to our community. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations. Community connections are a priority and the incoming director will carry on this work.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program required and 2 years of progressively responsible library administrative experience preferred. Experience should include a broad background in management, administration and human resources, operations, fundraising and finance, as well as knowledge of library services, operations and collections.  Civil Service requirements for Library Director I are the minimum requirements.

 

Salary :Starting at $60,000, it will be commensurate with experience. Benefits are included.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Responsible for administering the safe and efficient operation of the Hyde Park Library, its programs and services, in compliance with all applicable laws, and policies and decisions of the Board;
  • Oversee continuous development of relevant library materials and services; responsible for the development of the Library's collections in coordination with select staff;
  • Plan and implement programs and services for patrons of all ages in collaboration with library staff and volunteers; with a focus on developing increased electronic programming and resources;
  • Involvement in and implementation of the Library's Long-Range Plan;
  • Exhibit a high level of administrative and supervisory skills including: recruiting and training of employees, supporting the continued training and development of staff members; balancing multiple priorities; administering personnel policies; preparing performance evaluations of staff members; record keeping; grant writing and preparing the annual budget, state and local reports; and works with the office manager and treasurer on reporting to the board;
  • Work closely with the President of the Board of Trustees and other board and community members on committees and work projects, including our current renovation project and upcoming capital campaign and building project;
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Exercise considerable professional skill, initiative and good judgment, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, the public and the Library Board to promote the library as an integral and vital component of the wider community;
  • Strong computer skills: knowledge of databases, spreadsheet and word processing software, and library system software such as Sierra (or its equivatent);
  • Fluency with current and emerging technologies and their application(s) in a library setting.

The Hyde Park Library is a Special District Library and as such follows Civil Service regulations for hiring. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

Hyde Park Library 

2 Main St.

Hyde Park, NY 12538 

Attn:  Lynn Ruggiero President of the Board of Trustees. 

 

The applications will be reviewed starting March 1, 2021.

Posted 2/8/2021

 

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Weedsport Free Library

Library 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

  • Excellent communication skills and organizational
  • Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of
  • Maintains knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.
  • Proficiency with computers- circulation/tech services software, Microsoft Office programs, internet, and digital services/devices.
  • 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

Specific Duties

  • Plans, implements, and evaluates library services and
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short-term goals and
  • Works with the Board of Trustees to develop and administer policies concerning library operations.
  • Handles complaints in accordance with
  • Provides supervision and delegates responsibilities to the library
  • Recruits and recommends employment of library personnel. Evaluates personnel on a yearly basis.
  • Organizes, trains, assigns, and evaluates personnel and
  • Conducts staff meetings.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual budget, serving on the finance
  • Directs and controls the expenditure of fund allocations within constraints of approved budgets.
  • Purchases new equipment and furnishings with board
  • Accepts and acknowledges gifts of money and
  • Pursues and applies for grant
  • Prepares monthly Directors' report with the Assistant Director, including statistics and activities.
  • Attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings and gives the Directors'
  • Supervises status of library building and equipment by identifying, troubleshooting and solving problems. Contacts appropriate board member or vendor if problem is not
  • Insures a safe physical environment on interior and exterior of library, making the safety of staff and patrons a
  • Evaluates and develops library collection, including regular reviews and
  • Purchases additions to adult collection, provides support to Asst. Director in purchasing additions to the youth
  • Collaborates with community groups, schools, and local officials to promote/offer existing and new library services and
  • Address local community groups when the opportunity arises, promoting and educating people about the
  • Oversees and approves scheduled use of library by outside
  • Prepares questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses regarding the
  • Keeps informed of current developments in library field by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons as

Education: Associates Degree (Required)

Job Type: Part-time – 30 hours/week

Salary: $18.50 per hour

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Weedsport Free Library

Board of Trustees

2795 E. Brutus St.

PO Box 1165

Weedsport, NY 13166

 

Or email: director@weedsportlibrary.org

 

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Edith B. Ford Memorial Library

Library Director

The Edith B. Ford Memorial Library (EBFML) in Ovid, NY seeks a creative, dynamic, full-time Library Director with commitment to our library - a community hub in the thriving village of Ovid, a short half hour from the college cities of Ithaca and Geneva, in the heart of the Finger Lakes.  EBFML is a NYS Association library serving two towns with outreach to a third, which recently doubled in size after a successful capital campaign expansion.   EBFML is a member of the Finger Lakes Library System, and collaborates with our sister County libraries through Seneca Shares. The Library Director reports to a dedicated and effective Board of Trustees, manages a paid staff of seven and strong contingent of volunteers, and carries out the mission of the library to inspire lifelong learning for the cultural, educational and professional enrichment of our community. 

 

Position Summary: The Library Director is the primary representative of the library; is responsible for managing and directing the staff, programming, collections, and general operations; and ensures the library operates within the policies and procedures approved by the board of trustees, and within general NYS Association Library guidelines.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage overall operations of the library, carrying out short and long term goals in a community sensitive way.
  • Manage and develop a team of staff and volunteers characterized by collaboration, inclusion and open communication.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees to develop and administer the annual budget and oversee policy.
  • Direct the development and implementation of inclusive collections and programs.
  • Develop a creative program of regular events for the community.
  • Promote goodwill with honest and effective community relations.
  • Provide leadership in development, donor relations and other fundraising activities.
  • Continue a strong history of grants and multiple funding sources.
  • Ensure technology platforms are functional, secure and updated.

Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science preferred, plus 5-7 years of experience in library administration, education, management or other professional supervisory role.
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a team, and promote a collaborative working environment for all staff and volunteers both through example & direction.
  • Proven, expert verbal, written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to interface with diverse constituents including library patrons, community members, local and other government and elected officials, board of trustees and fellow peer library system associates.

 

Salary and benefits:

EBFML offers a competitive total compensation package including paid time off, health care reimbursement and an HRA.  Minimum starting annual salary for this full time exempt position is set at $45,000 (BOE).

 

Application:

Qualified candidates should send a resume AND a cover letter outlining interest and qualifications for the position to: hiring@ovidlibrary.org by February 22, 2021.  All applications will be treated confidentially. 

 

EBFML is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. 

To learn more about our Library please visit www.ovidlibrary.org

 

Posted 2/2/2021

 

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Upstate Health Sciences Library

Access Services Librarian

The Upstate Health Sciences Library (HSL) at Upstate Medical University seeks an Access Services Librarian to join its team.  The successful candidate is a forward thinking, innovative, collaborative, and creative individual who enjoys working with a variety of customer groups.  The Access Services Librarian is responsible for providing excellent customer service and the efficient operation of all access services functions.  

This job is for you if you enjoy:

  • Interacting with a diverse population
  • Supporting and celebrating your team
  • Developing and assessing library services and programs
  • Growing professionally in an ever-changing environment

On the job you will:

  • Supervise Access Services team members and provide desk coverage
  • Coordinate, develop, and evaluate circulation services, policies, workflows, and procedures
  • Foster excellent customer service by providing assistance to library users, resolving problems, and responding to requests related to access services
  • Participate in library assessment activities, including the collection and analysis of statistical data related to the use of collections, service desk activities, and the facility
  • Act as a liaison to faculty to put appropriate materials on closed reserve.
  • Serve as the liaison to Environmental Services and University Police
  • Manage workflows, policies, and procedures for user access and circulation in the Library management system (ALMA)
  • Coordinate facility maintenance and operations
  • Manage accurate shelfing and inventories of library collections through stack maintenance
  • Assist walk-in customers with their information and research needs
  • Participate in library tours & orientations
  • Serve on library, faculty, and university-wide committees.
  • Contribute to the Library's efforts to promote diversity and belonging at Upstate and in the larger community

At the HSL, we:

  • Provide the resources and support you need to succeed on the job
  • Offer a competitive salary and a respectful, inclusive work environment
  • Are committed to your professional development, supporting training opportunities and travel to national and regional meetings
  • Support a healthy work/life balance 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in library information science or commensurate degree with relevant experience
  • Recent supervisory experience
  • Commitment to providing exemplary customer service and providing information services to customers
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written skills
  • Ability to contribute in a team environment with colleagues across the library and university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic or health sciences library
  • Experience with library access services 
  • Experience using ALMA
  • Knowledge of Springshare tools such as Libguides and LibAnswers
  • Experience providing reference services
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Salary & Benefits: 
Salary is commensurate with experience.


Summary of benefits
Apply online

 

The HSL's mission: 
Through its exemplary customer services, the Upstate Health Sciences Library ensures the discoverability and accessibility of the information resources needed to promote a healthy community. Our vision: The Upstate Health Sciences Library will excel at developing and providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet information needs. We will be our communities' vital partner in discovery.

 

More about working at Upstate Medical University

 

The University seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the society and community in which it is located and a climate for the success of every employee by appreciating the uniqueness that each one brings to the workplace. The Library encourages all candidates to supply statements demonstrating their commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of their application.

 

Posted 2/1/2021

 

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Dominican College

Head Librarian

12-month, full-time faculty position

 

Dominican College seeks an energetic and progressive Head Librarian to provide leadership, management and administration of all aspects of library services, including technology, collections, services, staff and physical facilities. This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track, faculty position reporting to the Associate Academic Dean and supervising four assistant librarians and ten paraprofessional staff. The Library has more than 70,000 print books; 192,000 e-books; 600 print periodical titles; 111,000 e-journals; and 80 databases, and a Learning Commons for private studying and group projects. The Library services both undergraduate and graduate programs as well as online learning.

 

The Head Librarian:

  • Manages and administers academic activities of the library within the framework of the College's mission, values and goals.
  • Engages in strategic planning and visioning for all library operations.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of services designed to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty.
  • Collaborates with faculty to provide relevant collection development and technologies.
  • Regularly evaluates and provides reports on services and collections.
  • Recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Selects, trains, mentors and evaluates library staff. Develops and recommends annual budget for purchase of library resources. Advances the integration of technology into all library functions.
  • Promotes innovative library instruction and information literacy across the curriculum.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with College departments, regional libraries, and relevant external agencies.
  • Remains current in all aspects of library trends and participates in professional groups.

 

Dominican College, located 20 miles northwest of NYC, is a private institution with approximately 2,000 students and 400 faculty and staff. Our heritage stresses the humanistic value of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement, all in the service of preparing students to reach their potential as responsible citizens who enrich the world in which we live.

 

Requirements: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. Seven to ten years of library experience including three to five years administrative experience in an academic library. Excellent communication, planning and management skills. Demonstrated ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students. Evidence of time management skills and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Possesses a clear vision for future trends both in librarianship and information technology.

 

Qualified applicants should send curriculum vitae and a letter of interest along with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to humanresources@dc.edu

 

AA/EEO

 

https://www.dc.edu/head-librarian/

 

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Penn Yan Public Library

Information Technology Librarian

The Penn Yan Public Library is seeking a knowledgeable, creative, responsive and enthusiastic full-time Information Technology Librarian who easily adapts to change and is able to fully participate as a team member in planning and implementation of library services.  This individual is willing to gain new knowledge and skills as required and keep up to date on emerging trends.   Most importantly, this person will proactively manage current technological infrastructure in the library and be a leader in planning for its future.

 

Our Community

Penn Yan Public Library, located in beautiful Yates County in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is a member of the Southern Tier Library System and is chartered to serve a population of 15,000 people.  Located on the eastern branch of Keuka Lake, the Penn Yan area features lakeside attractions and nature trails, a growing complement of highly-rated restaurants, and a variety of social and cultural opportunities, in which the library plays a central role.

 

Selected duties and responsibilities

  • Acts as administrator for the library's LAN and Workgroups.
  • Evaluates, purchases, inventories, installs, maintains, and repairs library hardware, software, devices and all related items.
  • Oversees automation of all library administrative functions.
  • Develops technology assessments and plans based on patron, library, and staff needs.
  • Retains software and database licenses as well as service contracts for all network-related equipment.
  • Works with Southern Tier Library System to ensure operation of all aspects of Internet connectivity.
  • Troubleshoots on-site WIFI connectivity issues.
  • Manages other automated systems including building security, HVAC, and phone.
  • Trains staff in use of new technologies.
  • Develops and carries out technology programming for patrons.
  • Answers patrons' technology questions.
  • Produces monthly activity reports.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities and meetings.

Selected preferred knowledge and skills

  • Microsoft Office 2019 (Outlook)
  • Workflows (SirsiDynix)
  • Librarica Cassie
  • Windows Operating System 10 all versions
  • Microsoft Server 2008 - 2016
  • Active Directory DNS
  • Shared Computer Toolkit
  • Centurion Technologies Smart Shield
  • Symantec Cloud
  • Tech Soup
  • BackupAssist
  • Printspots
  • Toshiba, Kyocera copiers
  • Hotspots
  • QuickBooks version updating

Hours/Salary/Benefits

This is a full-time position (37 ½ hours per week).  The schedule may vary and includes nights and weekends.  Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications (Range $44,000-$49,000). Benefits include NYS Retirement, health insurance, paid holidays, vacation and personal days.

 

Application Requirements

This Librarian 1 position requires a Master's Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association.  Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certification at time of application and possession of certificate at the time of appointment are required.

 

More information can be found at: https://mycivilservice.yatescounty.org/ and pypl.org

 

Interested applicants must submit a completed application and the minimum qualification supporting documentation (resume, cover letter, 3 professional references, diplomas and transcripts) to the Yates County Personnel office.

 

Deadline to apply is March 12th, 2021.

 

Applicants may apply: 

Online: https://mycivilservice.yatescounty.org/

Mail: Personnel office

          417 Liberty Street

          Penn Yan, NY 14527

Fax: 315-536-5118

E-mail: personnel@yatescounty.org

 

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Rose Memorial Library

Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Rose Memorial Library is seeking a dynamic library leader who will embrace a construction project, has a passion for strategic planning, and can communicate effectively and positively with staff, community members, and groups. The successful candidate will continue to grow and expand new services and programs for its 15,000+ residents in a world that continues to change. The prosperous candidate will have experienced effective grant writing and sought out diverse sources of revenue. 

The Rose Memorial Library is located in the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County, New York, north of Haverstraw, east and south of Orange County, New York, and west of the Hudson River Westchester County. The Rose Memorial is an Association Library, made of four full-time and eight part-time employees and five Board members. The annual budget is around $495,000.

Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of professional experience with demonstrated project management expertise. Essential traits include, but are not limited to, strong emotional intelligence skills; excellent communication skills that inspire and motivate; ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders; strong public speaking skills; and knowledge of library "best practices" and technology. 

 

Compensation. The salary starts at $75,000 with an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than Friday, February 26, 2021, to Carole Stewart Gomez, cgomez@rcls.org

In the subject line, please include "Library Director Position." Job Description is attached.

Posted 1/27/2021

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Alfred University

Collection Management Librarian

The Alfred University Libraries seek a forward-thinking and collaborative Collection Management Librarian to join a highly engaged team. We are looking for someone to oversee the continuing development of a dynamic collection that addresses the research needs of our specialized ceramic art and engineering programs along with our comprehensive liberal arts teaching focus. This is an opportunity to actively shape the future of how a university library approaches and adapts to the needs of current and future students.

 

The Collection Management Librarian is a 10-month, tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Dean of Libraries. This librarian will provide leadership, vision, and guidance of the Libraries' collection management functions including acquisitions, cataloging, serials, gifts, and electronic resources management (ERM) across the two University Libraries, Samuel R. Scholes Library and Herrick Memorial Library. This librarian will serve as the Team Leader for the Alfred University Libraries Collection Management Team, consisting of staff from the two libraries. They will coordinate the collection development activities of library faculty; lead on vendor interactions and relationships; develop policies, procedures, and workflows; gather, report, and analyze collections data; and coordinate on State University of New York (SUNY) consortia-wide initiatives for collection management. This position will be assigned subject-based liaison areas according to interest and/or expertise, and will participate in reference, instruction, and the University Libraries' Personal Librarian Program.

 

Location: Alfred, NY Department: University Libraries

Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid-Level

 

For qualifications and the full job description, and to apply, please see the job posting on the Jobs at Alfred website.

A complete application will include: Resume/Curriculum Vitae; Cover letter outlining how your qualifications and experience will prepare you for success in this position; Contact information for three professional references (address, phone number, and email). 

 

Review of candidates will begin on February 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

 

Posted 1/27/2021

 

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Utica College

Health Sciences Librarian

The Health Sciences Librarian is a member of the team of academic librarians who, as liaisons to student and faculty, provide a range of reference services, course related library instruction, research assistance, and collection development in support of Utica College academic programs. The Health Sciences Librarian serves as the liaison to programs within the School of Health Professions and Education, including Health Care Administration, Health Care Management, Health Studies, Joint Health Professions, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Health Sciences Librarian provides reference and information services during on-call and scheduled hours; weekend and evening reference service is required.


Major Responsibilities

  • Coordinates library services and instruction to the Health Sciences areas primarily in the School of Health Professions and Education.
  • Participates in ongoing evaluation of electronic collections pertaining to Health Sciences and their use. Consults review resources and faculty members to determine appropriateness of acquiring, replacing or discarding Health Sciences resources. Acts as liaison to faculty and orders materials for Health Sciences. Recommends additional resources to support new courses or programs.
  • Assists in teaching users research skills necessary for lifelong learning. Participates with other librarians in teaching library research and orientation classes. Creates and maintains online tutorials and research guides (including LibGuides) to support outreach and instructional initiatives. Continually increases teaching effectiveness by formal or informal education in instruction techniques. Establishes strong relationships with teaching faculty to coordinate library instruction with curriculum.
  • Participates with other librarians in workflow analysis and collecting statistics needed to evaluate the efficiency and/or delivery of services to users. Designs and administers quantitative and qualitative assessments and makes recommendations for improvements or for allocating personnel resources.
  • Applies expertise to benefit the institution, department, profession, and community, including service on departmental and college committees or projects outside the librarian's normal role, and through activities within professional and scholarly organizations. Maintains professional collegial contact with counterparts in other institutions; actively participates in the life of the college.
  • Demonstrates and maintains a record of continued growth in professional and creative achievement in keeping with the standards of academic librarianship and current developments in the field. Is involved in and demonstrates leadership in college activities and professional library organizations. Independently and actively seeks out and develops needed library projects, seeing projects through to completion.
  • Takes an active role in the development of the department's strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
  • Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned and/or as required by circumstance.

Education & Experience Qualifications

MLS from an ALA-accredited program; 2 years professional academic library experience required; knowledge/background in the area of health sciences and familiarity with health science material and electronic resources. Second master's degree in relevant field highly desirable.

 

Minimum Skills/Abilities

• Ability to work pleasantly and contribute cooperatively in a team environment with faculty, staff and students across the library and the college.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google applications.
• Acquires and maintains up-to-date technology skills to use library devices and systems effectively.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• A strong interest in and ability to provide individual reference services in a wide range of subject areas and instruct patrons in the use of print and electronic resources.
• Experience in library and bibliographic instruction.
• Must have the ability to set and attain goals effectively.
• Requires service, research/creative activities or equivalent professional contributions.
• Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate work of others.
• Some experience with Web site development tools.

 

For application instructions go to: https://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3066

 

Posted 1/26/2021

 

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New Lebanon Library

Library Director

The New Lebanon Library seeks an energetic, imaginative full-time library director who is committed to patron service and community outreach. New Lebanon, NY is located near the Massachusetts border in the foothills of the culturally rich Berkshires and half an hour away by car from the state capital of Albany.  The New Lebanon Library is a vibrant association library which serves the Town of New Lebanon and surrounding area and is a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System. The Library Director, as the primary representative of the library, is responsible for carrying out the mission of the library according to the Strategic Plan. 

 

The Director's responsibilities include

  • preparing and overseeing the annual budget  
  • developing employment and service policies 
  • adherence to strategic planning 
  • solidifying public and governmental relations 
  • reporting to the governing library board 
  • ensuring compliance with laws 
  • overseeing staff 
  • Identifying and pursuing grants 
  • Attending professional meetings 

Qualifications: 

  • Must have or be in the process of acquiring an ALA accredited Masters Degree (MLS or equivalent). 
  • Public Library experience is preferred. 

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Starting salary range: $43,000-$46,000 depending on experience. 
  • Full time position: 37.5 hours a week. 
  • Two weeks paid vacation 
  • Personal and sick days 
  • Anticipated start date mid-April 2021 

On-Line Presence: 

Send letter of application, resume and letters of recommendation and/or prior employment references to Dianne Hobden, Search Committee Chair, PO Box 222, Canaan, NY 12029 or by email at diannehobden51@gmail.com 

 

Posted 1/25/2021

 

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International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC)

Executive Director

Overview

The International Motor Racing Research Center (IMRRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (racingarchives.org) whose mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of global motorsports. We are actively seeking an experienced executive director who will have overall operational, administrative, and financial responsibility for the IMRRC. This includes strategic and financial planning, leadership of the Center's staff, and the management of annual fund raising and membership campaigns. The executive director oversees all other aspects of the Center's operations including the archives and digitization programs; research, reference and reproductions services; development of historical collections and donor cultivation; marketing, publicity and communications; website and social media; educational and public programming; visitor services and outreach; the maintenance of the Center's facilities and off-site storage; IT and systems; and the expansion of the Center to fulfill the IMRRC vision, mission, values, and strategic plan as established by the Board of Directors.

 

The executive director leads and participates in all operational fundraising activities necessary to support and grow the IMRRC's ongoing annual programs and other general operations consistent with the IMRRC vision and mission. Such fundraising activities shall include, but are not limited to, membership campaigns and communications, car raffles and sweepstakes, the annual Argetsinger dinner, grant writing and other such fundraising necessary to support the annual operational requirements of the IMRRC.

 

The executive director represents the Center in the international motorsports, research and local communities; participates in cultural, tourism and economic development in the region; and cultivates partnerships with individuals, groups and organizations with interests allied with the Center.

 

The executive director also participates in and supports the Board of Directors on capital and endowment fundraising campaigns and communications.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive the creation, review and approval of an annual operations plan for the Center that is aligned with the overall IMRRC strategic plan, including budget, expenses, operational fundraising campaigns, archival programs and services, marketing, and the sharing of the Center's collection (e.g. website, content creation, programming, digitization, etc.).
  • Ensure a consistent high quality of financial operations, including regular oversight of the annual budget, the maintenance of appropriate financial controls, and regular reporting on financial results and forecasts to the Board of Directors.
  • Provide strong leadership, coaching, development and direction of the IMRRC staff and consultants.
  • Develop, maintain and support a strong working relationship with the Board of Directors.
  • Execute on the strategic direction as set by the Board of Directors. Seek and build Board of Directors consensus on the annual operational plan.
  • Expand operational revenue generating campaigns and fundraising activities to support existing operations and specific goals outlined in the annual plan.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications including the Center's web presence, social media, monthly member outreach, direct mail campaigns, etc. with the goal of growing fundraising, building a stronger brand and generating a wider audience.
  • Schedule and provide regular quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors on budget, including income and expenses, as well as: archival, fundraising activities and progress attained towards operational goals as outlined in the annual operational plan.

Required Skills/Experience

The executive director must be thoroughly committed to the IMRRC mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, fundraising, coaching and relationship management experience. Candidates must be able to demonstrate experience and other qualifications that include:

  • At least five years of senior management experience, including a successful track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcome-based organization and staff, with demonstrated ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to hire, develop and coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
  • Past success working with boards of directors, with the ability to cultivate productive working relationships with board members
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, managing and delivering fund raising campaigns.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed.

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Four-year college degree, graduate degree preferred.
  • A passion for and knowledge of cars, racing and automotive history is preferred.
  • Experience as an archivist is preferred but not mandatory.

Compensation

  • Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Annual Bonus – Target and payout will be associated with performance-based management objectives determined with the Board of Directors.
  • Candidate must live or be willing to relocate to within commuting distance to the IMRRC at Watkins Glen.

Interested parties should send a letter of interest, resume and a list of references to:

 

Executive Director Search Committee

International Motor Racing Research Center

610 S. Decatur Street

Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1613 or

research@racingarchives.org

 

Posted 1/20/2021

 

Administrative Assistant - Part-Time (24 hours per week), Flexible, Non-Exempt

Purpose of Position:    To perform administrative work in support of general operations

 

Qualifications: 

  • Requires excellent computer skills including proficiency in the use of Excel, Microsoft Word, QuickBooks and fairly complex databases. Experience with Patron Manager / Salesforce a plus.
  • Individual must have strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with basic bookkeeping
  • Must possess good judgment and the ability to handle confidential information
  • Requires excellent attention to detail and the ability to stay focused
  • Individual should be comfortable working independently and as part of a team
  • Flexibility, a positive attitude, and a cheerful personality preferred

Key Job Responsibilities:

The Administrative Assistant will assist with the administration of Center's operations with an emphasis on support of membership and development, Executive Director and the Governing Council (i.e. board of directors).

  • Perform general office and receptionist duties
  • Process new memberships, donations, and sweepstakes entries
  • Send acknowledgements and tax letters to donors
  • Assist with donor database maintenance and updates
  • Manage calendars, logistics and preparation of materials for Governing Council meetings
  • Answer phones, direct calls and take messages
  • Sort and process incoming mail and packages
  • Field and direct general e-mail inquiries
  • Support weekly deposit preparation and petty cash reconciliation
  • Process and file invoices
  • Manage inventory and place orders for office supplies and gift shop merchandise
  • Produce folder and box labels for archival collections
  • Provide event and programming support as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of references to:

 

Administrative Assistant Search Committee

International Motor Racing Research Center

610 S. Decatur Street

Watkins Glen, NY 14891-1613 or

research@racingarchives.org

 

Posted 1/26/2021

 

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Chatham Public Library

Library Director

Immediate full-time position for a very active library in a vibrant community. Public Librarian Certification, plus 3 years of library management experience required. If interested, please submit a letter outlining qualifications, resume and 3 reference letters, no later than January 25, 2021, to Dr. Sal DeAngelo, Superintendent, Chatham Central School District, 50 Woodbridge Avenue, Chatham, NY 12037, deangelos@chatham.k12.ny.us

 

Posted 1/19/2021

 

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Ulysses Philomathic Library

Library Assistant

The Ulysses Philomathic Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant for 20 hours per week, including possible evening and weekend shifts.

Application Deadline: 9am on January 25, 2021

Send cover letter and resume to: Ksana Broadwell, director@trumansburglibrary.org. No phone calls please.

The Ulysses Philomathic Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summary
The Library Assistant, under the supervision of the Library Director (LD) will be responsible for maintaining the library website, promoting library programs, producing the library newsletter, providing customer service at the library circulation desk, assisting with programs and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
The Library Assistant must have knowledge of libraries, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to prioritize tasks, and superior computer technology and social media skills. This person must be able to perform assigned duties accurately and in a timely fashion, work independently, and maintain a professional, welcoming, and service-oriented attitude. A high school diploma is desired- flexibility and sense of humor are preferred.
Posted 1/19/2021

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Monroe Free Library

Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Monroe Free Library is seeking a dynamic and visionary library leader with a passion for exceptional library service and the ability to lead an experienced team. We are looking for someone who can enhance the Library's role in a world that continues to change. The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of public library management principles, innovative approaches, current professional practices and strong budgetary acumen. Our new director should be able to communicate effectively and positively with staff, patrons, and community groups, and be a forward thinker in both operational planning for the Library and public relations. Our new director will have a commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participating in continuing education opportunities. The successful candidate must be familiar with New York State Library Systems and governance, be able to lead and inspire the staff with creative new ideas for growing the use of and support for library services among the public and strategic partners.

 

Qualifications:   

1. Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program   
2. Possession of a NYS Public Librarian Certificate 
3. A minimum of five years as a director in a public library or a minimum of seven years in a supervisory position.

The successful candidate should be able to relate to a diverse user base, have a comprehensive knowledge of public library finance, experience with fundraising, excellent written and oral communication skills, and thorough knowledge and demonstration of competence in library automation and technology.

 

Compensation. The salary range is $82,000 -87,000 with an excellent benefits package.

Library Information. Monroe Free Library is a very warm and welcoming place where our staff works extra hard to meet community needs. We have 10 full-time and 10 part-time staff members fully committed to providing excellent service to our patrons as well as an 11-member Board of Trustees equally dedicated to the library's success. The annual budget is around $1,400,000.   As an association free library, we are funded through a yearly NYS 414 voter campaign with successful budgets passed the last seven times a budget was introduced.  The facility went through a complete renovation in 2015.  We are a member of the Ramapo-Catskill Library System.

The Town of Monroe is a community in the Hudson Valley which includes the villages of Monroe and Harriman.  We are fifty miles north of New York City and have a population of 19,737.

To Apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than February 15, 2021 to: directorsearch@monroefreelibrary.org. In the subject line, please include "MFL Director Position".

Posted 1/15/2021

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Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory

Electronic Resources Librarian

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Library and Archives seeks a highly motivated, organized, and enthusiastic Electronic Resources Librarian to join our department. This individual will manage delivery and E-subscription services for CSHL library patrons, delivery services including ILL, collection development and circulation. The ideal candidate will be responsible for document delivery services, assist with planning and budget management for electronic subscriptions, and interact with Laboratory scientific staff, publishers, vendors and outside lending libraries.

 

Responsibilities include:

E-Subscriptions:
- Coordinate acquisition and management of electronic resources, including e-journals, e-books, and databases
- Negotiate license terms with vendors and publishers for the Library
- Advise director on collection development for purchase electronic resources (journals and e-books) and databases for researchers at CSHL
- Maintain records and statistical usage of e-subscriptions
- Develop, assist and manage with budget monthly monitoring of library subscription accounts, collection development
- Oversee vendor relations and license agreements.
- Assist in the development and teaching of classes for new and current CSHL staff in the use of the library's electronic resources

Document Delivery:
- Provide all borrowing and lending services for institution – considerable interaction with CSHL scientific staff and lending libraries
- Review, maintain and upgrade ILL software
- Maintain and analyze records and statistics; generate reports as needed.

Access & Reference Services:
- Provide basic reference assistance to patrons
- Provide online searches, citation verification and other reference services as requested by Laboratory staff
- Assist end-users with searching the online public access catalog and other bibliographic databases (Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, etc.)

 

EDUCATION:
Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

 

EXPERIENCE:
- 1-2 years working in a library with electronic collections required
- Experience working in an academic or medical library preferred
- Experience in reference, collection development preferred

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:
- Strong computer proficiency and knowledge of computer applications including library databases, ILL software and automation.
- Strong communication skills are required to interact with others at all levels within and outside the CSHL community.
- Excellent organization, time-management, and priority-setting skills
- Ability to manage numerous paper and electronic files, understand and apply complex rules and regulations, including licensing procedures.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Facility with numbers, ability to understand basic accounting principles and analytical ability with library budgets.
- Ability to analyze and solve problems.
- Ability to understand and use multiple online systems, and be fluent with standard office desktop applications

 

Interested candidates should apply for this position via the CSHL website at: https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/17560

 

Posted 1/15/2021

 

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New York Chiropracatic College

Electronic and Media Resources Librarian

Reporting to the Library Director, the Electronic and Media Resources Librarian (EMRL) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Library's electronic resources: databases, e-books, e-journals, access and discovery tools, LibGuides, and EZproxy configuration. The EMRL takes part in the acquisition, development, and supervision of the media collections in physical and digital formats, to include use of media materials and collections by students, faculty and staff with special emphasis on curricular uses of media; and anticipates technology/format migrations and upgrades and identifies older materials for conversion and preservation. The EMRL works with faculty to integrate information literacy skills and library resources into the College curriculum. Provides media and digital-related library instruction and assistance to users at the Media service desk and in select classes in the online programs. Supervises and trains clerical staff and student assistants, and participates in planning, collection development, outcomes assessment, College committees, and professional development.
For a complete job description and application instructions, see the listing on the New York Chiropractic College's website at https://www.nycc.edu/webdocs/hr/Electronic%20&%20Media%20Resources%20Librarian.pdf
Posted 1/14/2021

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Village Library of Cooperstown

Library Director

For 200 years, Cooperstown, New York, has been the home of celebrated authors and enthusiastic readers. Situated on the scenic shores of Lake Otsego, the Village of Cooperstown Library is starting a new chapter and is seeking a full-time Library Director to start in the Spring of 2021. The Library Director will act as the chief visionary and leader of the library, and is responsible for the administration of all library functions, including collection management, organization, preservation and presentation. Candidate skills we are seeking include:

  • Creativity and enthusiasm to make the library a welcoming and inclusive community space for all
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to grow our library among key constituent groups, including community members, board of directors, volunteers and community arts/cultural institutions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to recruit, inspire and grow library volunteers/staff 
  • At ease with technology and social media to extend public relations and outreach
  • Keen interest in learning how to best serve a diverse community of young families, teens and active seniors with new ideas for programming
  • Ability to find, apply and secure grants and fundraising opportunities
  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • New York State Librarian Certification

 

The Board of Trustees is prepared to offer a competitive, individualized compensation package. A letter of interest and resume should be sent to the attention of Jill Feury, Library Board, Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or jfeury@gmail.com. Resumes received by February 15, 2020 will receive first consideration. The Village of Cooperstown Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

Posted 1/8/2021

 

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Tompkins County Public Library

Library Director

TOMPKINS COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE VACANCY

 

Inclusion Through Diversity

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Must complete application at: https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies

 

TITLE: LIBRARY DIRECTOR IV

 

EXAM NO: 68079

 

SALARY: Salary Range: $95,000 - $125,000 Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

 

THE FINAL DATE TO FILE APPLICATIONS: 01/31/21

 

RESIDENCY WAIVED

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies AND possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate AND eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.
  • Administrative experience shall include but not be limited to at least two activities such as institutional planning, organizing, budgeting, communicating or any other experience that would be considered qualifying as determined by the Commissioner of Personnel.
  • Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

  • This is a professional leadership position under the general direction of the Board of Trustees. The Library Director has overall responsibility for carrying out the goals and objectives of the Tompkins County Public Library and for supervising its professional librarians and support staff. This responsibility includes the management of annual and long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, physical facilities, fiscal affairs, resource development, personnel and labor relations, and compliance with all laws and regulations. The incumbent also ensures that the library goals and objectives reflect the library's strategic plan, including its mission statement and the needs of populations to be served, and that these goals and objectives are communicated to the library's public. The incumbent performs all related duties as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Develops, implements, and periodically evaluates a multi-year strategic plan which addresses the library's mission and strategic direction;
  • Develops and reviews annually a plan for the delivery of programs and services which matches the resources of the library with the goals and objectives in  the strategic plan;
  • Directs and holds accountable the senior staff to achieve the financial and program objectives in the plan;
  • Provides for sound fiscal management of the library, develops an annual operating and capital budget for consideration by the Board of Trustees, and manages expenses in relation to established goals;
  • Is accountable to the Board of Trustees through its designated officers and committee chairs, recommending policies and procedures to the Board as appropriate;
  • Promotes effective public and community relations with funders, library users, media representatives, and the community;
  • Directs a coordinated approach to the development of the library's image;
  • Recruits, hires, supervises and evaluates the performance of staff directly supervised, provides appropriate disciplinary action, when necessary, and oversees these activities for all other staff;
  • Establishes a warm friendly atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways;
  • Develops a close working relationship with local, state and national elected officials;
  • Creates a positive work environment for all staff and volunteers and provides a welcoming atmosphere for library patrons.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of issues facing libraries today as well as modern library services, programs and administrative practices;
  • Thorough knowledge of budgeting and financial management practices;
  • Ability to draft, propose, administer, evaluate and revise library policies;
  • Ability to provide for an effective staff development and training program for all library staff and volunteers;
  • Ability to work effectively with national, state and local leaders, particularly the elected officials and leaders of Tompkins County;
  • Ability to evaluate situations, interact with people easily and participate effectively in the cultural and intellectual activities of the community;
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;
  • Initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and book collections; tact, courtesy, and good judgment; and the employee's physical condition shall be commensurate with demands of the position.

Posted 1/8/2021

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