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Browse Current Job Postings:

Weedsport Free Library - Library Director

Geneva Public Library - Library Director

SUNY Oswego - Web/Discovery Services Librarian

University of Buffalo - Digital Archives Technician

Manlius Library - Circulation Supervisor

Marcellus Free Library - Youth Services Librarian

New York School of Interior Design - Senior Librarian

North Country Library System - Web Services Coordinator

Southern Tier Library System - IT Procurement Specialist

Mid-York Library System - 3 positions open

Henderson Free Library - Library Director

Mount Saint Mary College - Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services

DCMO BOCES - School Library System Coordinator

Upstate Health Sciences Library - Electronic Resources Specialist

White Plains Public Library - Library Assistant, Youth Services

Clarkson University - Collection Management Librarian

Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library - Executive Director

 


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

o   Excellent communication skills and organizational skills.

o   Ability to administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.

o   Maintains knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.

o   Proficiency with computers- circulation/tech services software, Microsoft Office programs, internet, and digital services/devices.

o   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 public.

 

Specific Duties

o   Plans, implements, and evaluates library services and programs.

o   Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short-term goals and objectives.

o   Works with the Board of Trustees to develop and administer policies concerning library operations.

o   Handles complaints in accordance with policy.

o   Provides supervision and delegates responsibilities to the library staff.

o   Recruits and recommends employment of library personnel. Evaluates personnel on a yearly basis.

o   Organizes, trains, assigns, and evaluates personnel and volunteers.

o   Conducts staff meetings.

o   Assists with the preparation of the annual budget, serving on the finance committee.

o   Directs and controls the expenditure of fund allocations within constraints of approved budgets.

o   Purchases new equipment and furnishings with board approval.

o   Accepts and acknowledges gifts of money and materials.

o   Pursues and applies for grant money.

o   Prepares monthly Directors' report with the Assistant Director, including statistics and activities.

o   Attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings and gives the Directors' report.

o   Supervises status of library building and equipment by identifying, troubleshooting and solving problems. Contacts appropriate board member or vendor if problem is not resolved.

o   Insures a safe physical environment on interior and exterior of library, making the safety of staff and patrons a priority.

o   Evaluates and develops library collection, including regular reviews and updates.

o   Purchases additions to adult collection, provides support to Asst. Director in purchasing additions to the youth collection.

o   Collaborates with community groups, schools, and local officials to promote/offer existing and new library services and programs.

o   Address local community groups when the opportunity arises, promoting and educating people about the library.

o   Oversees and approves scheduled use of library by outside groups.

o   Prepares questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses regarding the library.

o   Keeps informed of current developments in library field by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature.

o   Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons as needed.

 

Education:

Associates Degree (Required)

 

Job Type:

Part-time – 30 hours/week

 

Salary:

$18.50 per hour

 

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references  by Monday, July 12, 2021 to:

Weedsport Free Library

Board of Trustees

2795 E. Brutus St.

PO Box 1165

Weedsport, NY 13166

Or email:  director@weedsportlibrary.org

 

To learn more about our library you can visit www.weedsportlibrary.org  

 

Posted 6/15/2021

 

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Geneva Public Libary

Library Director

The Geneva Public Library is beginning its search for a new director. In order to qualify please complete the Library Director III (https://ontario-portal.mycivilservice.com/default/show_accountment/63015) exam from the Ontario County Civil Service Office. 
From the Civil Service Posting: 

Pay Rate: Geneva Public Library 2021 Salary Range: $60,000 - $75,000.

 

Vacancy: The Geneva Public Library has one (1) anticipated vacancy which will be filled from the Eligible List established as a result of this examination.

 

This examination is being held to establish an Eligible List to fill future vacancies in this title, which may occur during the life of the Eligible List. An eligible may receive only one Permanent appointment from this Eligible List. If an eligible accepts a Contingent-Permanent appointment their name will be removed from the Eligible List only for the department or agency in which she/he received the Contingent-Permanent appointment. Once appointed, there will be a probation period of 8 to 52-weeks based on performance of duties.

 

Eligible Lists established by Ontario County Department of Human Resources are used to fill vacancies in Ontario County Government, its Cities, Towns, Villages, School Districts, Fire Districts, and public libraries, the Finger Lakes Community College, Geneva Housing Authority, and the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES.

 

Residency Requirements: Candidates must have been legal residents of New York State for at least one month immediately preceding the examination date.

 

In accordance with Section 23-4 (a) of the Civil Service Law, preference in appointment may be given to residents in the jurisdiction where the vacancy exists. When preference in certification is given, an eligible must have been a resident of such municipality for at least one month prior to the date of certification and must be a resident of such municipality at the time of certification and appointment. Applicants must list a home address to

be considered for preference in certification.

 

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 as following

acceptable education practices; AND six (6) or more years of professional library experience, two (2) or more years which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

 

Special Requirement: Eligibility for a New York State public librarian's professional certificate at the time of application. Eligibility would be two (2) full-time years' experience as a professional librarian. Possession of certificate at the time of appointment.

 

Anticipated Eligibility: Applicants who lack thirty days, or less, of meeting the minimum qualifications by the date of the examination will be admitted conditionally to the examination. However, proof of the additional days' qualifications must be submitted prior to the establishment of the eligible list.

 

Job Description: The incumbent in this position is chief administrator in the Library. The work involves carrying out broad policy as determined by the Library Board of Trustees. Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate supervisors, including professional and clerical personnel. The incumbent performs related work as required.

 

Background Investigation: Candidates may be subject to a thorough background investigation to determine suitability for appointment. Applicants may be required to authorize access to educational, employment, criminal history and other records check as part of such investigation. Criminal convictions or other offenses are subject to evaluation and may result in disqualification. Applicants will be required to submit the necessary fees for the fingerprint processing, where required. 

 

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SUNY Oswego

Web/Discovery Services Librarian

The Discovery and Web Services Librarian will lead efforts to provide a seamless experience to patrons for discovering online library resources and services, with lead responsibility for the library website and facilitating access to electronic resources. For a full job description and application instructions, go to: https://oswego.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=132097

 

Posted 6/14/2021

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University of Buffalo

Digital Archives Technician

The University at Buffalo Libraries are seeking applicants for a Digital Archives Technician (Instructional Support Technician) to serve on a growing team of archivists responsible for creating and processing digitized and born-digital materials for all Special Collections' units within the Libraries - The Poetry Collection, Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection, Rare and Special books, and the University Archives. The Digital Archives Technician is primarily responsible for assisting the Digital Archivist in accessioning, preserving, processing, and providing access to unique digital resources in the University Libraries Special Collections.

 

Your key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Digital Archivist to accession born-digital donations to Special Collections.
  • Appraising digital collections according to local and national best practices.
  • Assisting the Digital Archivist in processing born-digital collections including preservation, arrangement, and description according to local and national best practices.
  • Participating in reformatting obsolete and at-risk analog media.
  • Creating original metadata for digital resources.
  • Overseeing finding aids maintenance (additions, updates, linking to catalog records, and digital collections).
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of digital preservation workflows.
  • Supporting researcher discovery, access and use of born-digital collections remotely and in the Special Collections' Reading Room.
  • Participating in library instruction sessions that focus on digital resources in Special Collections.

We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.

 

To be considered for this position, applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years of experience and type of relevant work experience listed in the minimum qualifications of the position. We are currently reviewing applications and anticipate filling this position by August 2021.

 

Posted 6/10/2021

 

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Manlius Library

Circulation Supervisor

Manlius Library, a member library of the Onondaga County Public Library System, seeks an innovative and energetic individual for a full-time circulation supervisor position. The job requires excellent people and computer skills, and a strong customer service orientation. The successful applicant will work 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

 

The Circulation Supervisor is responsible for management of library operations in the absence of the Director and the Operations Manager.

 

Position Duties:

  • Ability to serve as point of contact for all outside contacts in case of emergency, including patron issues, building emergencies, inclement weather, and other emergency issues.
  • Responsible for overseeing all cash handling processes and implementing financial procedures related to the circulation desk.
  • Oversight of circulation staff, page staff, and volunteer staff in the absence of the Operations Manager and the Director, including how to handle staff absences.
  • Responsible for handling the Security System, including how to silence the alarm and when to notify authorities of a problem.
  • Knowledge of general building functions including the thermostat, utility room, including fuse box.
  • Thorough knowledge of opening and closing procedures.
  • Responsible for daily tasks such as processing the shipment, assisting patrons, answering phones, and supporting librarians as needed.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with all library policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for leading by example by setting a positive tone, exhibiting a positive attitude, and displaying professionalism and flexibility in actions with staff and patrons.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Must be able to analyze work requirements and assign tasks accordingly, based on available staff.
  • Desire to meet and serve the library's patrons and community.
  • Ability and desire to provide high level of customer service.
  • Knowledge of computers, the internet, and library software.
  • Ability to make decisions, follow procedures, and interpret policies.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Ability to organize job duties and work independently.
  • Flexibility in supporting other staff to achieve the library's mission.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position

Required: Applicants must have a 2-year college degree or equivalent applicable experience.

Compensation: Hourly rate commensurate with experience.  Benefits package is provided.

To Apply: Send a letter of interest and resume, including professional references, to mshort@manliuslibrary.org  by 6/14/2021.

Please include Manlius Library Circulation Supervisor in the subject field.

 

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Marcellus Free Library

Youth Services Librarian

The Marcellus Free Library, located outside of Syracuse, NY, is accepting applications for a full-time Youth Services Librarian to join a dynamic and dedicated team of library professionals. The successful candidate will promote early literacy skills and develop a comprehensive slate of programming and community outreach services for children, teens, and families. Must enjoy working with children and teens, like to have fun at work, not take yourself too seriously, and be willing to wear goofy hats occasionally.  

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Planning and implementing a wide variety of programs, public service, and community outreach for children, families, and teens.  
  • Assisting in all phases of collection development. 
  • Providing reference and reader's advisory to children, teens, and adults.  
  • Maintaining awareness of current trends in children's and YA literature, participating in system-wide youth services committees.  
  • Keeping up to date on current library technology.

Qualifications: 

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate required.  
  • Library experience, Youth Services preferred.  

Schedule: 

  • Approximately 35 hours per week. Nights and occasional weekends are required.  

Compensation: 

  • Starting salary range is $40,000 to $45,000 per year, depending on education and experience. Generous PTO package, holidays, retirement savings with employer match, and health insurance available.   

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the Employment Opportunities page at marcelluslibrary.org. The position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin Monday, June 21st.  

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Jake Widrick, Library Director
jwidrick@onlib.org

Or mail to:
Marcellus Free Library
32 Maple St
Marcellus, NY 13108 

 

Posted 6/4/2021

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New York School of Interior Design

Senior Librarian

Position Overview:  The New York School of Interior Design, an accredited, independent institution of higher education devoted entirely to the discipline of interior design and its related professions, seeks an individual to serve as Senior Librarian.   

 

Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Senior Librarian manages the day-to day operations of the Library's public and technical services activities, including the two materials libraries and supervision of all library student workers for coverage of the Library's circulation and reference desk. This person also serves as the coordinator of instructional programs and services to the NYSID communities.  Working with the Director of the Library, the Senior Librarian develops the Library's collection development policy, maintains the library collections, and process acquisitions and donations following established guidelines and criteria. The Senior Librarian also assists the Director with selection and evaluation of electronic resources and negotiation of licenses with vendors. The Senior Librarian plays a leadership role in adopting and implementing new and creative technologies and workflow in the above-mentioned areas. This person also coordinates with NYU's Knowledge Access & Resource Management Services (KARMS) for routine cataloging and database maintenance tasks. The Senior Librarian will serve as the backup of the Director when s/he is absent. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Library's circulation desk, including scheduling desk coverage, supervision and training of all student workers, managing the Reserves collection, and providing circulation and reference services when needed. 
  • Working with other librarians, assess and determine the levels of library services, formulate and document library procedures and policies pertaining to its services, recommend and implement new service models if necessary. 
  • Serve as the coordinator of instructional programs and services, library tours and orientation sessions for NYSID students, faculty and staff; assess the need and effectiveness of the Library's instructional program/model. 
  • Assume the leadership role in introducing and implementing new library/information technologies pertaining to public and instructional services, including but not limited to WordPress (on which the library website is built), LibGuides, Omeka, and other social media channels. 
  • Manage The Mario Buatta Materials Atelier on the 2nd floor of NYSID's 70th Street building (Main Campus), and The Ruth and C.J. Trimble Materials Collection on the 3rd Floor of NYSID's Graduate Center.  
  • Working with the Director, develop relationships with vendors and firms to ensure steady supply of new material samples. 
  • Working with the Director, develop and fine-tune the Library's collection development policy, process acquisitions and donations following established guidelines and criteria. 
  • Assist the Director with selection and evaluation of electronic resources; may need to negotiate terms and conditions of licenses and access protocols with vendors. 
  • Maintain the Library's collections, including performing inventory and implementing yearly shelf-read workflow, weeding, tracing lost books, and recommending books for replacement.  
  • Assess preservation needs for the collection, including training student workers to perform simple book repairs or coordinating with vendors for professional bindery or preservation services. 
  • Working with Facilities, develop and maintain the Library's written disaster plan, providing training in disaster prevention and preparedness for library staff and student workers. 
  • Coordinate with NYU's Knowledge Access & Resource Management Services (KARMS) to perform routine cataloging and database maintenance tasks, including serials subscription, holdings and item record maintenance. Manage serials check-in, claims and annual renewals. 
  • Maintain and collect statistics relevant to the above-mentioned areas. 
  • Serve as the backup of the Director when s/he is absent. 
  • Other duties, projects and activities as may become necessary. 

Qualifications: 

MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.  Bachelors in art history, fine arts, design or architecture preferred.  At least 6 years' experience in an academic or research library environment with specialization in circulation, reference, or library instruction services.  Proven experience in managing part-time staff or student workers.   Experience in formulating and documenting library procedures and policies. Experience using integrated library systems, such as Aleph, particularly the circulation module; basic knowledge of MARC cataloging and acquisition records.  Strong technical skills of evaluating and employing a variety of new Web tools, systems platforms, and social media channels to facilitate and promote library services and operations.  Experience with collection development and library instructional programs preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills for lectures, presentations, and working with library/archives users, staff, and outside donors.   Professional committee memberships/activities in related organizations, such as ARLIS/NA, VRA, SAA, ALA, or ACRL, desirable.   May be required to cover some evening or weekend shifts.  Ability to perform physical activities associate with archival collections. 

 

New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is an AA/EOE employer.  NYSID is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment. 

 

Candidates for this position should submit resume, along with a cover letter, indicating salary requirements to: 

 

resumes@nysid.edu

Posted 6/2/2021

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North Country Library System

Web Services Coordinator

The NCLS Web Services Coordinator: 

  • Works with member libraries and system staff to develop guidelines, procedures and documentation that ensure websites are implemented in pursuit of best practices and library standards. 
  • Manages the system's website  
  • Provides website maintenance support to member libraries through one-on-one consultations and group instruction 
  • Works collaboratively with system staff to support digital projects and develop new online initiatives 
  • Explores technologies to improve access to library resources, services, and information 
  • Helps manage online services such as Springshare products and mobile app technology 
  • Participates in local, state-level and national-level meetings, trainings, and conferences when appropriate. Regularly engages in professional development activities.  
  • Occasionally travels to member libraries for consultations 
  • Performs other duties in the IT department as needed 

Required qualifications:  

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in web design field 
  • Experience working with WordPress core, designing, and implementing new features and functionality and establishing and guiding website architecture. 
  • Experience with front end technologies including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery and backend technologies including PHP and JavaScript 
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 
  • The ability to communicate complex technical material to users who possess varying levels of technical skills and abilities 

Annual Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is $40,000-$45,000 based on experience plus generous benefits package that includes membership in the NYS Employee Retirement and supplemental insurance options.  

Position is open until filled with initial review of applicants beginning June 21, 2021.

 

Click HERE for a detailed job description and application instructions. 

 

Posted 6/1/2021

 

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Southern Tier Library System

IT Procurment Specialist

Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of IT Procurement Specialist. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for innovative IT practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.

Please visit our website for full job description and application details.

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES

This is a level 4 full time, exempt, non-professional position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Information Technology. The IT Procurement Specialist provides support to member libraries relative to all aspects and approaches of library technology operations, specifically IT systems design, procurement of library system and member library equipment, setup and maintenance of staff & public computers and the coordination of E-rate funding for system-wide Internet connections. Areas of expertise might include: library IT patron-experience, facility design relative to IT setup, uniform procurement practices, policy development, Internet connectivity, digital inclusion, relationship building, trending services and leadership.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices, and specifically design, setup and maintenance of computers, equipment procurement and Internet connections & E-rate funding.

Computer & Equipment Layout: Responsible for staff and public computer systems and equipment design spec, procurement, imaging, deployment and support for the library system and member libraries. Maintains a comprehensive computer and equipment program that allows for the quick deployment of staff and public computers at member libraries considering user-experience and routine maintenance efficiencies.

Internet Connections: Partners with IT staff and Internet service providers to maintain fiber, cable or wireless Internet connections at the library system and member libraries. Procures and works with IT staff to support member libraries' network and wireless equipment and security appliances.

E-rate Funding:  Works with Assistant Director – Director of IT to secure federal E-rate funding annually for library system and member libraries as it relates to ISP connections and equipment. Responsible for all application and reporting requirements. As well as working with library system administration to track finances.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of job-specific experience.
Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.
Supervisory experience.
Valid driver's license.

 

Salary & Benefits
Salary range is $46,000 – $50,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. New York State Retirement, Empire or BCBS Health Plans. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

 

Application Process

Applications are due Friday, July 2, 2021.  Please submit (via e-mail) a meaningful cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director,communitylibrarypartner@stls.org

STLS is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment to ensure a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and skills. Our organization is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of our communities by establishing practices that promote innovative delivery of essential library services to the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier & Western New York.

 

Posted 5/21/2021

 

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Mid-York Library System

The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) has positions newly open and we're looking for customer-service oriented team players who like to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve every day.

 

MHLS is a cooperative public library system, chartered by the NYS Board of Regents, that provides services to its sixty-six (66) member libraries. Governed by a 15- member board elected by the membership, MHLS provides services in two primary categories to strengthen library service across a five-county region: resource sharing and library sustainability.

 

Technology Operations (2 positions)

  • Technology Operations Support Specialist (full-time)
    This position's responsibilities include providing telephone, email, web-based and on-site support to member libraries in areas of technology related to the Integrated Library System (ILS), eResources and System supported services. This positions responsibilities include assisting in the regular maintenance and support of the ILS, eResources and various initiatives led by the MHLS Technology Operations Team.Strong candidates for this position should be fluent in Library ILS services and support (preferably Innovative Sierra), a dynamic critical thinker, and someone who would be an asset to the team providing support for library technology across the Hudson Valley.  Candidates must demonstrate significant experience working with library software, producing reports and independent task management.  Candidates should also embrace the ability to share ideas and support the work of others. Clear communication and skills in instruction are a must.
    • Critical skills: customer service, technology-aware, Sierra background, critical thinking, data management, query skills.
    • Key qualities: Passionate, shows initiative, curious, team player, able to manage time and tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree or two years related experience and/or training
    • Salary: $40,000-$45,000
    • To read the full job description please click here.
  • Interlibrary Loan / Cataloging Specialist (full-time)
    This position's responsibilities include cataloging, management of interlibrary loan activities, support of correctional facility libraries, and general ILS and Technology Operations Team support. Strong candidates for this position are customer service oriented and are a strong team player.  An understanding of MARC based cataloging is desired as is experience with the Innovative Sierra ILS.  The successful candidate will require time management abilities as well as excellent communication skills.
    • Critical skills: customer service, cataloging, MARC, OCLC
    • Key qualities: organized, attention to detail, strong task management
    • Educational Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred, and two years related experience and/or training
    • Salary: $40,000-$45,000
    • To read the full job description please click here.

 

Library Sustainability (1 position)

  • Library Sustainability Associate (full-time)
    This position coordinates and manages an integrated communication system that keeps system stakeholders connected. The person in this role assists the Library Sustainability Coordinator and Outreach & EDI Specialist in the areas of Awareness & Advocacy, Consulting & Development and Professional Development/Continuing Education for library directors, staff, trustees, and Friends Groups.Strong candidates for this position are customer-service focused, enjoy working in a team environment, have a strong background in writing and social media, and are adaptable. Candidates should also embrace the ability to share ideas and support the work of others. Clear communication skills are a must.
    • Critical skills: customer service, strong written communication skills, attention to detail, engaging with communities via social media, MS Office products, Canva, image editing software, WordPress
    • Key qualities: adaptable, analytical, able to manage time and tasks in a fast-paced environment, sense of humor, and a good problem solver
    • Educational Requirements: Associate's degree or two years related experience and/or training
    • Salary: $40,000-$45,000
    • To read the full job description please click here.

MHLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

MHLS offers a strong benefits package including PTO, paid holidays, 403B plan, professional development opportunities, access to the NYS Local Retirement System and an Employee Assistance Program, and, for full-time positions, medical insurance.

To apply:

  1. Please email your resume and a cover letter specific to the position you are applying for to the MHLS Finance Manager & Personnel Officer, Saran Camara at scamara@midhudson.org.
  2. Positions are open until filled with the first evaluation of applicants starting on Friday, June 25th.

 

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Henderson Free Library

Library Director

Due to the retirement of the current director, the Henderson Free Library is looking for a new director.  Nestled in a rural lakeside (Lake Ontario) community in southern Jefferson County, this association library is a valued community resource actively supported by its patrons and the town.  Reporting to the library's Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops and manages the collection, recommends library policies, monitors library services, manages the annual budget, creates public relations materials and programming for children and adults, supervises staff and volunteers, stays informed of developments in library management, and works closely with the North Country Library System. 

 

Desired Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Management of all library services, including circulation, operations, and activities consistent with library policies and NYS law 
  • Supervision and development of support staff and volunteers 
  • Development and evaluation of all library programming 
  • Good judgment, resourcefulness, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and flexibility 
  • A welcoming attitude and commitment to excellent customer service 
  • Budget preparation in collaboration with the Board, recommendation of policies and goals, and regular communication with the Library Board of Trustees 
  • Ability to use and teach current technologies 
  • Familiarity with NYLA and ALA regulations and the importance of confidentiality 

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 
    • Two academic years of study at an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience in a library setting 
    • Experience with community outreach or related community work 
  • Preferred 
    • Bachelor's degree 
    • Previous employment in a library 

Employment Type/Compensation 

  • 33 hours per week, with some flexibility based on current library activities 
  • Compensation commensurate with experience 

An application and more information about the Henderson Free Library are available at the library (8939 State Route 178, Henderson, NY 13650) or by email request (henlib@ncls.org).  The application, along with a resume and the names and contact information for three academic or professional references should be submitted to Ann Trowbridge, Trustee, 11465 Ayles Road, Adams, NY 13605, or emailed to henlibsearch@gmail.com.  The deadline for submission is June 19, 2021. 

 

Posted 5/21/2021

 

 

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Mount Saint Mary College

Assistant Librarian for Access and Outreach Services

Leads a staff of three in the delivery of front-line library services: circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves, stacks maintenance, and student staff management.  Sets policy for, implements innovations in, and assesses the quality and effectiveness of all access services areas.  Mediates circulation problems with library users.  Develops and maintains web pages that support access services.  Develops the library schedule throughout the year.

 

As liaison to designated academic programs, teaches information literacy sessions, selects library materials, and conducts research consultations within these disciplines.  Serves as instruction team member in First Year Experience program.  Provides general reference service. 

 

Promotes and publicizes library resources, services, and events through the library web page, social media, digital signage, email, and print.  Creates marketing materials independently and in conjunction with the MSMC Marketing Department.  Collaborates with faculty and staff across campus and within the library to plan and carry out diverse events relevant to MSMC academic programs.  Coordinates the library's overall web site and social media efforts, as well as its digital signage and room reservations systems.  Conducts website usability testing. 

 

Collaborates with Residence Life on educational and cultural programming.  Works with Admissions, as primary library contact, for open house, library tours, and student/parent orientations.  Responsible for exhibits and displays within the library. 

                                  

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Knowledge of access services functions.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills and familiarity with the ACRL information literacy framework.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the creation of marketing materials.
  • Experience in creating or maintaining web site content.
  • Demonstrated public relations and promotional ability.
  • Personable and outgoing demeanor, a "people person," able to establish a quick rapport with students and faculty.
  • Ability to deliver instruction via multiple modes: face-to-face in the classroom or in workshops, online (synchronous or asynchronous), online tutorials, etc.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies and trends in higher education.
  • Strong technology skills and the ability to adapt to changing technological environments.
  • Knowledge of collection development tools, techniques, and strategies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with library faculty and support staff, as well as the greater campus community, and to show initiative in fulfilling responsibilities.
  • Effective organizational and project management skills.
  • Flexibility in covering reference desk and instruction schedules.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the III Sierra integrated library system.
  • Experience in providing academic reference service.
  • Knowledge of website usability testing.
  • Experience in developing a social media presence for professional purposes.
  • Knowledge of collection development tools, techniques, and strategies.
  • Experience using media-authoring tools (Screencast-o-matic, Camstasia, etc.)

Appointment

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position.  To earn promotion and tenure, library faculty must meet performance expectations for teaching effectiveness, research and scholarship, and service to college and community.  Competitive benefits package including four weeks' vacation and MSMC tuition benefits.  Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center at Mount Saint Mary College

The Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center is a user-centered organization of six librarians and six support staff whose focus is connecting students and faculty with information and ideas.  Teaching and personal service are central to the library mission, along with a commitment to student learning and success.  Kaplan Library boasts a beautifully designed space that offers convenient access to collections along with a wide variety of workspace options.  Read the library mission statement.

 

Mount Saint Mary College is an independent liberal arts institution with a rich Catholic Dominican tradition.  Located in the scenic Hudson Valley, about 60 miles north of New York City, the campus occupies a beautiful spot overlooking the Hudson River. The college enrolls approximately 2,200 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students and offers bachelor and master degree programs in nursing, business, education, social services, communication and media, the liberal arts, and more.  Read more about the college.

 

MSMC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to a diverse campus community. 

 

Application

Please submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references via the MSMC Online Application System.  Include in your letter a brief statement of your philosophy of academic librarianship, referring to the areas of specialization required in this position.

 

Review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.  Expected start date is August 2021.

 

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DCMO BOCES

School Library System Coordinator

LOCATION: Support Service Center; Norwich, NY
REPORTS: Director of Instructional Support Services
TERMS: Full-time, 12 months


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • New York State Certification in School Library/Media
  • Three years of experience as a School Librarian
  • Excellent communication and technical skills
  • A strong background in literacy and/or instructional technology

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES:

  • Coordinating interlibrary loans (including physical and ebooks) among component schools and between schools and their agencies
  • Supervising the maintenance of Overdrive, Cooperative Collection, and School Library Automation
  • Collaborating with the ISS staff to provide in-service support to meet the needs of component districts' librarians and teachers.
  • Maintaining connections with other school library systems and public library systems.
  • Leading the School Library System Program which provides services to member libraries in 16 school districts under the System's Plan of Service as approved by the BOCES Board of Education, including the preparation of an Annual Report to the State.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Starting salary $65,000 plus experience credit; Excellent benefits package included.

 

STARTING DATE: July 06, 2021

 

TO APPLY:
Send cover letter, resume, DCMO BOCES application and three references. Applications reviewed as received.
DCMO BOCES Application found at: http://www.dcmoboces.com/application
Delaware County civil service application found at: http://www.co.delaware.ny.us/departments/pers/docs/employee_docs/DC%20Application%2020191121%20savable.pdf
Apply online: www.OLASjobs.org  -or-  https://dcmo.mightyrecruiter.com
By mail:
Human Resources Department
Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES
6678 County Road 32
Norwich, NY 13815-3554

 

Posted 5/19/2021

 

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Upstate Health Sciences Library

Electronic Resources Specialist

The Upstate Health Sciences Library invites applications for an Electronic Resources Specialist.  Reporting to the Deputy Director, this position will ensure that our students, faculty, health care providers, and community can readily access and use the web-based resources needed for high-quality education, research, and healthcare outcomes. 

 

This job is for you if you enjoy:

  • Collaboratively resolving problems
  • Investigating mysteries
  • Interacting with a variety of integrated technologies and systems
  • Ample opportunities and support for professional growth and learning
  • Working in an academic setting that values teaching, healthcare, and research

On the job you will:

  • Perform first-tier troubleshooting of electronic resources access problems
    • Reproduce issue and trace issues to failure point
    • Use error messaging and end-user feedback to determine source of the problem
    • Collaborate with colleagues, vendors, and campus IT personnel to restore access, referring complex issues to others as appropriate
  • Support the department web site
  • Assist with site maintenance Manage electronic resources holdings information, ensuring the accuracy of subscription data and resource linking
  • Serve as administrative back up for the library management and discovery systems (Alma/Primo) and the OpenAthens authentication platform
  • Coordinate the implementation of SUNY's Library Accessibility Guidelines relative to electronic and information technology (EIT)
  • Participate on the Library Assessment Committee to support data-driven decision making
  • Provide basic technical support to Library staff as back up to Library Technology Specialist
  • Collaborate with Library systems and resources teams on projects
  • Contribute to the Library's efforts to promote diversity and belonging at Upstate and in our communities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in information science, computer science or related field) and 2 years of related IT experience required. 
  • Demonstrated problem solving experience
  • Evidence of a strong customer service orientation 

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working in an academic and/or health sciences library.
  • Experience working with Library electronic resources

Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Summary of benefits (http://www.upstate.edu/hr/new_staff/benefits_payroll/uup_benefits.php)
Professional employee, eligible for permanent appointment 

The option of working remotely may be available for this position.

 

Apply online:
https://careers.upstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/499795?lApplicationSubSourceID=

Resume, cover letter, and three professional references required.

Review of applications will begin mid-May.

 

About Upstate and the Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library's mission and vision: 
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.

Vision: The Upstate Health Sciences Library will excel at developing and providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet information needs.

Commitment to diversity: The Health Sciences Library is committed to maintaining an inclusive organization that celebrates people with a variety of backgrounds and beliefs. We strive to create a professional community where members of all backgrounds feel welcome and supported and have the opportunity to share their own experiences. We work hard to ensure that our Library is diverse and inclusive: one that is welcoming of new ideas, different backgrounds, perspectives, talents and abilities – one that treats all with dignity and respect and embraces diversity, including age, differing abilities, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. Everyone belongs.

We do this by:

  • Actively recruiting team members who represent diverse backgrounds;
  • Actively listening and responding to the needs and concerns of our community members; and
  • Leading & participating in professional and University sponsored diversity, equity, & belonging initiatives.

Top 10 reasons to work at Upstate (http://www.upstate.edu/hr/jobs/10reasons.php)

 

Posted 5/19/2021

 

 

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Clarkson University

Collection Management Librarian

Clarkson University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, collection management librarian who will primarily serve as the lead for creating, maintaining, and developing balanced and diverse collections that meet the needs of the Clarkson community and the library's mission and vision of academic excellence. We seek an innovative, friendly, and enthusiastic professional with excellent collection development, technology, research, reference, instruction, and outreach abilities.

 

Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. STEM intersects with our scholarship, research, innovation and teaching through more than 90 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions. With our 4,800+ students, we ignite connections across disciplines, industries and social cultures to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Alumni earn salaries that are among the top two percent in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. Clarkson's main campus is located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate programs, online networks and research facilities are based near industry partners in Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Beacon and New York City.

 

MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY: https://clarkson.peopleadmin.com/postings/5852

 

Posted 5/17/2021

 

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White Plains Public Library

Library Assistant, Youth Services

Be part of one of the most exciting libraries in New York!

 

The White Plains Public Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant in our Youth Services Department. We are seeking individuals who love working with children, teens and families-and take pride in delivering great customer service.

 

Some college required. College degree and/or previous library experience preferred. Bilingual skills and abilities are a plus. Graduate students in library science or education are encouraged to apply; this is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience working with youth and families in an innovative urban library.

 

Duties may include:

  • Providing patron assistance in the circulation of
  • Providing customer service, reference, reader's advisory and basic computer help in the Trove, our Children's Library and the Edge, our Teen
  • Other tasks may be assigned as

Hours will include evenings and weekends. Hourly rate to be based on qualifications and experience.

 

The City of White Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Please submit resume and references via email to Joshua Carlson, Manager of Youth Services, with the subject "Youth Services Library Assistant Opening": jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org

 

Posted 5/19/2021

 

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Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library

Executive Director

Do you love libraries and are you motivated to share your library story with others? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your skills to support an organization that benefits the entire community?

 

The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester (NY) Public Library, a 501(c)(3) that raises funds, presents programs, and supports special projects for the Rochester Public Library, is looking for a highly motivated individual to continue with and build upon our strong recent growth.

 

The successful candidate will be a highly visible library advocate, with proven ability to lead organizational change and develop and maintain relationships with individual donors while exhibiting excellent internal and external communications skills.

 

The ability to manage and meet fund raising goals, through current and newly developed programs, is important. Experience in the non-profit field and prior management experience is highly desirable and experience in working with non-profit boards, while not mandatory, is beneficial. A high school degree is mandatory with additional educational attainment preferable but not required.

 

To apply, please send your resume along with a brief summary outlining why you are interested in this position – tell your library story! – to FFRPLsearch@libraryweb.org or to Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, Attn. Dick Hamilton, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604. Applications should be received by June 11th.

 

For more information on the Rochester Public Library and the Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, please go to https://roccitylibrary.org and to https://ffrpl.libraryweb.org.

 

Posted 5/17/2021

 

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