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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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any further questions.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Deadline to apply is March 12, 2021. For more information about the Olean Public Library, visit www.oleanlibrary.org.
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:
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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).
Qualified candidates should send a resume AND a cover letter outlining interest and qualifications for the position to: email@example.com 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
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:
On the job you will:
At the HSL, we:
Salary & Benefits:
The HSL's mission:
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Selected preferred knowledge and skills
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.
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.
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:
Mail: Personnel office
417 Liberty Street
Penn Yan, NY 14527
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.
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.
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.
• Ability to work pleasantly and contribute cooperatively in a team environment with faculty, staff and students across the library and the college.
For application instructions go to: https://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3066
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:
Salary and Benefits:
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 email@example.com
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.
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:
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
Administrative Assistant - Part-Time (24 hours per week), Flexible, Non-Exempt
Purpose of Position: To perform administrative work in support of general operations
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).
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com. No phone calls please.
The Ulysses Philomathic Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please include "MFL Director Position".
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.
Access & Reference Services:
Interested candidates should apply for this position via the CSHL website at: https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/17560
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
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:
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 email@example.com. Resumes received by February 15, 2020 will receive first consideration. The Village of Cooperstown Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: