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Browse Current Job Postings:

Olean Public Library - Technology Engagement Librarian

The College of Saint Rose (4 positions) - Interim Access Services and Outreach Library Administrator,

Cornell University - Authorities Metadata Librarian

Utica College - Technical Services Serials Assistant

Howland Public Library - Head of Youth Services

Pawling Library - Young Adult Program Coordinator

Binghamton University (4 positions) - Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Digital Initiatives Assistant, Head of Reader Services

Utica College - Resource Sharing and Reserves Technician

 


Olean Public Library

Technology Engagement Librarian

The Olean Public Library, located in the beautiful Southern Tier region of Western New York, seeks a Technology Engagement Librarian (Librarian I) to manage library technology including conducting training for patrons and staff, and handling the Library's Technical Services operations including oversight of cataloging and ordering of materials. Applicants should be proficient in the use of web authoring software, such as Wix and Wordpress, a variety of social media platforms, productivity software applications, Koha or other ILS system software, and be able to troubleshoot basic hardware and software problems throughout the library. Familiarity with standard cataloging procedures is required. This position is also responsible for supervision of paraprofessional Technical Services staff, some grant writing, collection development responsibilities, and staffing of customer service desks. 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:

Customer service experience; experience training people of all ability levels in the use of technology.

 

Salary: $48,850 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 October 15, 2021. For more information about the Olean Public Library, visit www.oleanlibrary.org.

 

Posted 9/20/2001

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The College of St. Rose

Interim Access Services and Outreach Library Administrator

The Interim Access Services and Outreach Library Administrator oversees all library circulation operations, including course reserves, and provides outreach initiatives to encourage student engagement with the library. This position is also part of the reference and instruction team.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program.
  2. Experience working in a library is required. Experience working in an academic library strongly preferred.
  3. Familiarity with best practices, issues, and trends for Access Services (e.g. user privacy rights, copyright, fair use).
  4. Ability to support the research and information needs of students and faculty in an academic setting.
  5. A commitment to excellent public service and a passion for student engagement and success.
  6. Knowledge of current trends and techniques in library marketing and outreach.
  7. Familiarity with current information literacy concepts, best practices, and trends (e.g. the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy).
  8. Experience in a supervisory capacity.
  9. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  10. Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  11. Demonstrated experience working with a diverse population.

Additional information: This is a temporary full-time position scheduled to work from October 2021 through June 2022.

For additional information and application instructions, log on to our website at https://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136068

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Interim Library Instruction and Reference Administrator

The Interim Library Instruction and Reference Administrator helps improve students' information literacy skills through bibliographic instruction sessions and online instructional/research aids. This position is also an integral part of the reference team, managing the reference desk in addition to providing reference service and individual research appointments for students.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program.
  2. Experience working in a library is required. Experience working in an academic library strongly preferred.
  3. Demonstrated commitment to providing reference service that exemplifies the RUSA Guidelines of Behavior Performance of Reference and Information Service Providers.
  4. Familiarity with current information literacy concepts, best practices, and trends (e.g. the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy).
  5. Proficiency with in person and online instruction, including the design of instructional materials/activities and presentation skills.
  6. A commitment to user education, student success, and public service.
  7. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  8. Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  9. Experience working with a diverse population.
  10. Supervisory experience preferred.

Additional information: This is a temporary full-time position scheduled to work from October 2021 through June 2022.

For additional information and application instructions, log on to our website at https://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136073

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Curriculum Library assistant

The Curriculum Library assistant will provide support help in the daily operation of the library during evening and weekend hours.

Qualifications:

  • Some college classwork in Education, Communication Disorders, or Counseling
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to do detailed, accurate work under deadline
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in a library is preferred
  • Intermediate level computer skills using a windows based operating system, specifically MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Availability for the specific part-time schedule, listed below, required.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Academic Year Position

Work hours are scheduled from the start of each semester through the final day of exams. This is typically the end of August through mid-December and mid-January through mid-May. Part-Time Position of 20 hours, Monday through Thursday: 3:45pm -7:30 pm, Fridays: 10am – 3pm

For additional information and application instructions, log on to our website at: https://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136150

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Library Assistant

The Library Assistant is responsible for overseeing daily operations at the circulation desk and for supervision of work study students in the absence of the Circulation Coordinator. This position also assists patrons with check in/checkout of library materials and completes routine circulation desk procedures. 

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's Degree and/or library experience preferred
  2. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills necessary
  3. Demonstrated customer service orientation
  4. Previous supervisory experience preferred
  5. Ability to perform detailed, accurate work with little supervision
  6. Intermediate level computer skills using a windows based operating system, specifically MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet
  7. Availability for the specific part-time schedule, listed below, required.
  8. Flexibility to work extra hours on as-needed basis preferred.

Additional Information:

The Library normally employs four Circulation Assistants to provide coverage for the Circulation Desk along with the Circulation Coordinator.  Each Assistant works approximately 10-16 hours per week, typically including one afternoon/evening shift and one weekend shift during the semester. The schedule changes to 10am-4pm during the intersession.The current openings include the full-year (12-months) and academic year (9-months) positions. Compensation includes paid time off, a tuition remission plan for employees, a 403b based retirement plan and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

For additional information and application instructions, log on to our website at https://strose.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136147

 

Posted 9/10/2021

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Cornell University

Authorities Metadata Librarian

Cornell University Library is pleased to announce that we are recruiting for an Authorities Metadata Librarian in the LTS Cataloging & Metadata Services department.

 

The Authorities Metadata Librarian will collaborate with catalogers and other LTS staff on efforts related to maintenance, remediation and enhancement of bibliographic and authority data. They will engage in cross-functional teams for the development, implementation, and assessment of authority metadata infrastructure, policies and procedures. The incumbent will also actively participate in the community development of authority-related features for the FOLIO library services platform and adjacent technologies, while supporting CUL's commitment to inclusive metadata practices.

 

Please review the Workday posting for application instructions and to see full details about this exciting opportunity (link provided below).  Candidates are encouraged to submit their application materials by October 8, 2021. 

 

https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Authorities-Metadata-Librarian---Cornell-University-Library_WDR-00027780-1

 

Posted 9/9/2021

 

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Utica College

Technical Services Serials Assistant

Incumbent helps the Technical Services Supervisor order, process, and cancel library serials and continuing resource publications in print and electronic formats. This position requires good organization, planning, communication, and computer skills. The individual must be detail oriented, accurate, able to learn library cataloging tasks, and have familiarity with library resources and library automation systems. Duties include updating serials bibliographic and local holding records in the library catalog. Incumbent works with department supervisor to maintain library serials accounts, including annual renewals and subscription maintenance for 320 periodicals. The individual helps implement and maintain access to electronic serials, tracks and forwards serial invoices for payment, and works closely with third party vendors and publishers to resolve serial claims and subscription problems. Other duties entail working with the department supervisor to manage serial bindery operations, researches and provides serial subscription information to library staff to help inform acquisition decisions, and participates in periodic reviews of serial subscriptions to eliminate content redundancies and help manage serial expenses.

 

For a full job description and application instructions visit: https://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3374

 

Posted 9/7/2021

 

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Howland Public Library

Head of Youth Services- Librarian II

Howland Public Library, located in Beacon, New York, has a full-time position open for Librarian II: Head of Youth Services. We are looking for an enthusiastic, organized, imaginative, team-orientated individual who can join our staff in providing outstanding customer service to the vibrant and diverse patrons of the Beacon City School District. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills and a sincere passion for working with children, teens, and families. Our ideal candidate will excel at serving a community that is diverse particularly with regard to race, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. We encourage candidates to highlight relevant experiences in their cover letter.

 

General duties for this position are:

  • Supervise all staff in Youth Services Department including scheduling, training, and work assignments
  • Planning and implementing a wide variety of programs, public services, and community outreach for children, families, and teens
  • Providing reference and reader's advisory to children, teens, and adults
  • Recommends policies and procedures to Library Director and advises on long-term needs in relation to youth services
  • Oversees all purchasing, weeding, and collection development in department
  • Compiles statistics for YS department
  • Attends Department Head Meetings (usually every other month)
  • Applies and administers to grants in YS department
  • Stays up to date on current youth services library practices, particularly STEAM and technology services via continuing education, workshops, professional groups, and library system YS committees, etc.
  • Works to foster community collaborations
  • Any other related work or assignments as required

 

Salary: Starting salary is $50,000-$53,000 per year depending on qualifications paid on a bi-weekly pay period. Schedule of 40 hours per week will include rotating weekend and evening hours.  

 

Benefits: Paid vacation, sick, holiday, personal, and bereavement time. Medical and dental benefits are available for full-time staff. Howland Public Library participates in the New York State and Local Retirement System.

 

Civil Service Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department, and two years of professional library experience subsequent to M.L.S.

 

Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at the time of application for appointment; possession of the certificate at the time of appointment.

 

Special Notice: The Librarian II position is a civil service provisional appointment pending future examination.  Applicants must meet all Dutchess County Civil Service minimum qualifications for the position and be reachable upon exam for permanent appointment.

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two professional references to Director Kristen Salierno via email at director@beaconlibrary.org by September 20, 2021.  

 

Posted 8/31/2021

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Pawling Library

Young Adult Program Coordinator

Description:

The Pawling Library is seeking a Full Time Young Adult Program Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs and services that target children between the ages of ten and eighteen. We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and innovation to the Pawling Free Library's programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for teens and tweens, and a willingness to foster partnerships with outside organizations in providing services to the children of Pawling. While the Young Adult Program Coordinator will principally be responsible (30 hours per week) for serving young adult patrons, he or she will also be expected to assist (7 hours per week) with children's programs for elementary age children and their families.

This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to young adults.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and coordinating young adult programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for young adult programs.
  • Seeking alternative funding for young adult programs (e.g. grants and sponsorship).
  • Maintaining young adult program and materials budgets.
  • Coordinating young adult volunteers and adults who volunteer to assist with young adult programming.
  • Providing departmental information for the director's monthly report.
  • Advising the library administration on library services.
  • Collection development.
  • Assisting the children's department with programming for elementary aged children.
  • Providing reference and readers' advisory when needed.
  • Assisting with circulation and other library functions as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to creative and effective young adult programming.
  • Interest in current reading, viewing and listening interests of adolescents and teens.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to provide reference service and/or guide teens toward materials in print and electronic resources. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required. Regular evenings and weekends are required as is occasional circulation desk coverage.

 

Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week

 

Pay: $28,000 - $36,000, depending on experience and qualifications

 

Benefits: Paid time off available on an annual basis after six months. Health and dental insurance available after three months.

 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website by Thursday September 16th will be considered.

 

Posted 8/31/2021

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Binghamton University

Head of Reader Services

The Binghamton University Libraries is delighted to invite creative, innovative and energetic leaders to apply for their Head of Reader Services position. The Head of Reader Services is responsible for the general strategic direction and management of the Reader Services departments housed in library locations across Binghamton's multiple campuses. 

 

The Head of Reader Services provides advocacy and leadership for circulation, physical collections management, information commons, reserves and resource sharing as they are practiced uniquely in each library location. Collaborating with a supportive team of Assistant and Associate Heads, the Head of Reader Services will help to establish goals, objectives, priorities and performance standards to ensure that the department provides consistent and outstanding services that contribute to student and faculty success at the University.

 

This position will appeal to those who enjoy :

  • supervising a team of leaders
  • managing multiple responsibilities in a dynamic and changing environment
  • a collaborative environment that offers great opportunities for growth\
  • communicating across a diverse range of constituencies
  • promoting anti-racist and intersectional practices in the library environment
  • availability of generous professional development funds
  • the benefits of being part of the SUNY Libraries Consortium of 64 campuses statewide

An ALA-accredited MLS degree, or its equivalent, and experience demonstrating progression related to supervising are required. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. See the full job description here:

https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=136093

 

Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers great opportunities for growth, and we encourage you to consider joining our team! Find out more about being a part of the Binghamton University community at https://www.binghamton.edu/about/at-a-glance.html or view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyDEtg93QU.

 

To learn more about Binghamton and the surrounding area check out: https://visitbinghamton.org/

 

Review of applications will begin on October 15th 2021 and continue until filled. For full qualifications, application instructions, and additional information,

Visit: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=6D38F3571101BC8F346E4CC937BC252C?JOBID=136093

 

Posted 9/20/2021

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Digital Initiatives Assistant

The department of Digital Initiatives and Resource Discovery seeks a Digital Initiatives Assistant to collaborate on initiatives and activities to expand the Libraries' digital collections. The Digital Initiatives Assistant provides hands-on management and operational planning for digital content created and collected by the Libraries and ensures that this content is curated, made accessible, and preserved.

 

The Digital Initiatives Assistant primary responsibilities include supporting the ORB (Open Repository @Binghamton) and Rosetta (digital preservation system). The Digital Initiatives Assistant will help support faculty and students with intake of scholarly and creative works into the Libraries' institutional repository and provide guidance on copyright and publisher agreements. The Digital Initiatives Assistant will also work with the department to support digital preservation activities by assisting with incorporating materials into Rosetta, Binghamton University Libraries digital preservation system.

 

Please use the following link to access the full job description and to apply: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=A7487C96E82F2877CE540092E60396DB;jsessionid=26A7C8B8B3F2DD52B305EF12ABD9035F?JOBID=136680

 

Posted 9/16/2021

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Digital Scholarship Librarian

Binghamton University Libraries seeks a Digital Scholarship Librarian to join our growing Digital Initiatives (DI) team. This position will collaborate with other members of the DI team in the development and implementation of library initiatives in support of current and emerging research, teaching and creative activities in digital scholarship across campus. The incumbent works creatively and collaboratively to assist with the development and expansion of digital scholarship services at the Libraries; build partnerships with library faculty and campus departments; design and present workshops on computational methods and resources; and become part of a community of practice for digital scholarship across campus. This librarian will be primary contact for digital scholarship related projects within social science and data science fields. Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the tenure track faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession. Please use the following link to access the full job description and to apply: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=36B860CDFF065A2625646CCC66331385?JOBID=136098 

 

Posted 9/9/2021

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Instruction & Outreach Librarian

Binghamton University Libraries seeks an outgoing and energetic Instruction and Outreach Librarian to support information literacy and  instructional design services for faculty. This position also conducts outreach activities on campus and for the branch libraries. The incumbent works creatively and collaboratively to develop and implement high-quality, user-centered services and resources for a diverse constituency of students, faculty, researchers and the community. This librarian also oversees the Libraries' Research Help service. Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the tenure track faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession. Please use the following link to access the full job description and to apply: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=135202 

Posted 8/30/2021

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Utica College

Resource Sharing and Reserves Technician

Position Description
Incumbent is responsible for enhancing the student academic experience by assisting in the operations of the resource sharing (interlibrary loan and document delivery) and reserve services. Responsible for supporting the department in meeting the responsibilities outlined in the Interlibrary Loan Code of the United States. Assists the Resource Sharing & Reserves Coordinator with department workflow and operations; service delivery; data gathering, review and analysis.  

Assists Circulation staff in supervising the library, and may provide general reference assistance when a librarian is not on duty. Assists with building supervision, circulation functions, shelf maintenance, and supervision of student assistants as needed. Processes reserves and interlibrary loans. May cross-train in other areas while still performing the duties of this position

Minimum Qualifications:
2 yr. degree required. Supervisory experience desirable

For the full job description, qualification requirements and application instructions visit https://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3353

 

Posted 8/23/2021

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