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Southern Tier Library System

IT Systems & Network Specialist

Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of IT Systems & Network Specialist. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.


This is a level 3 full time professional position serving within the Division of Information Technology. The IT Systems & Network Specialist performs professional duties to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Integrated Library System (ILS), supporting servers, clients, LANs, WANs, and Information Technology related projects.



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

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

Acts as troubleshooter for system WAN connections.

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

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

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

Assist with for planning and implementing server and network upgrades.

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

Other duties as required.



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

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

Knowledge of HTML/Web-design preferred.

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

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

Broadband home Internet access.

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



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

Valid driver's license.



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

Sitting, talking, listening, reading and standing.

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

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


Salary & Benefits

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


Application Process

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


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


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


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


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


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South Central Regional Library Council

Outreach Services Librarian

Position Summary

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

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



Hospital Library Services Program

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

Resource Sharing

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

Electronic Resources

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


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


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

Education and Experience


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


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


Salaries and Benefits

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


Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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


How to Apply

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


Deadline for Application

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



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


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


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SUNY Cortland

Discovery Services Librarian

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


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


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


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


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


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


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: Review of applications will begin immediately.


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


Instructional Services Librarian

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


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


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


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


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


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For application instructions and to apply online go to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate is chosen.


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


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Cortland Free Library

Library Director

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


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


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



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

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

Desired education and experience:

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

Successful candidate will:

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

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Benefits are available

To apply: Send letter of application, resume and three references to:

Application deadline is June 30, 2018.


Questions can be sent to


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Sidney Memorial Public Library

Library Director


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


Anticipated start date: October 15, 2018


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

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


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


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


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


Applications will be accepted through July 15th 2018.


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Tompkins County Public Library

Library Page

Tompkins County Public Library is seeking one full-time library page (35 hours per week) to join the Access and Circulation Services Department. The page position sorts and shelves books and library materials in alphabetic and/or Dewey Decimal order; empties book drop bins; shifts collections as needed; performs simple, routine clerical tasks; and operates library equipment such as photocopiers, microfilm machines, computers.

The ideal candidate works well in a team environment, exhibits an attention to detail, and conveys a positive and energetic attitude. Physical condition is commensurate with the demands of the position. This includes bending and lifting objects such as books and supplies up to 20 pounds, or pushing carts of 50 pounds. The work requires no prior experience as employees are trained on the job.

This position works evenings and weekends as part of the regular work week. Hiring rate is $15.46/hour with a working rate of $15.96/hour after 6 months of continuous employment. This position includes health insurance and participates in the New York State & Local Retirement System. Tompkins County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Please resubmit your application if you submitted one before May 14. Application deadline is Friday, May 25

For more information about this position, please visit 

Go to the application at


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Cornell University (3)

Reference Assistant

Reference and Collections Assistant

Cornell University Library, Diversity Fellowship


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Upstate Medical University

Data Services Librarian

The Upstate Health Sciences Library (HSL) is seeking a self-directed, collaborative Data Services Librarian to develop and implement research data management support services for faculty and graduate students in laboratory and clinical settings.

This job is for you if you enjoy:

  • Creating, implementing, and promoting new services to meet unaddressed needs
  • Developing and fostering collaborative relationships with research faculty, graduate students, and research support colleagues
  • Learning about biomedical sciences while supporting bench, clinical and translational research
  • Working with data to find trends, tell stories, and make recommendations
  • Managing change in an environment that is rapidly evolving

Position description:

  • Develop and implement services that support, promote, and advance best practices for the collecting, documenting, storing, securing, sharing and reproducing data
  • Collaborate with faculty and provide tools to assist with the effective creation of data management plans to meet funding agency specifications
  • Collaborate with Research Administration to instruct research faculty and graduate students in data management best practices and the use of biomedical informatics resources
  • Work with faculty to identify and utilize data repositories to share and obtain biomedical data sets
  • Participate on the Library Assessment Committee and support the effective use of library data
  • Maintain an awareness of trends, tools and methodologies for computationally centered, data-driven research (data mining, visualization, text mining, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Research Administration to remain current with research priorities, initiative, projects, and advancements at Upstate
  • Tenure-track with faculty rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, reporting to the Health Sciences Library Deputy Director

At the HSL, we:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited masters (MLS) or commensurate degree
  • At least 3 years of related experience with library systems
  • Working knowledge of research data management best practices and familiarity with biomedical informatics principles and resources required
  • Ability to develop services and programming tailored to the needs of faculty and graduate students with diverse research areas and varying levels of expertise in research data management and biomedical informatics resources
  • Experience with the use of a digital repository
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to maintain collegial and collaborative working relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at an academic medical center or research organization
  • Knowledge of data analysis programs and/or practices
  • Experience with library assessment

Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Summary of benefits (


Apply online:

Resume, cover letter, and three professional references required.

Review of applications will begin on May 25, 2018.

Our 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.


Upstate Medical 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. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

Top 10 reasons to work at Upstate (


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Vestal Public Library - Search Extended

Youth Services Librarian

The Vestal Public Library is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a full-time Youth Services Librarian position, to continue a popular and growing youth program. The Youth Services Librarian is under the supervision of the director.


 The main responsibilities are:

-Facilitates visits to the Library to enhance the reading skills of children

-Actively promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory and other

innovative ways

-Provides reference services and resource recommendations

-Ensure that the Youth collection is diverse, current, relevant and meets the needs

of the community

-Responsible for all aspects of collection development

-Performs weeding of the library collection when necessary

-Develops and maintains content for the Library's Facebook page and website

-Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting youth programs

-Assists with library operations, including all circulation issues, and opening/ closing


-Take responsibility for the responsibility for the building in the absence of

adult reference

-Performs related duties as required

-Manages the Youth Services department, including personnel decisions and scheduling

-Supervises the work of clerical, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel in tasks



- The candidate must have strong customer service skills

- Work with people of all ages, especially those from pre-school to teen

- Should have a working knowledge of children's and young adult literature, trends and current


- Develop and present story hours, summer programs, weekend programs for all ages

-write grants & press releases

-do statistics and reports

- be able to work as part of a team for the good of the library as a whole


Minimum qualifications:


- Master's Degree from an accredited Library and Information Science Program

-Librarian I, specializing in Youth Services

-eligibility for New York State Public Librarian certification upon appointment



$35,500- 39,000 depending on experience


To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to:

Carol Boyce, Library Director or


Carol Boyce

Vestal Public Library

320 Vestal Parkway E.

Vestal, NY 13850


Applications due by May 19, 2018


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Broome-Tioga BOCES School Library System

School Librarian


Broome-Tioga BOCES serves 15 component school districts in Broome and Tioga counties, annually touching the lives of nearly 35,000 students in grades K-12. The School Library System sits within our Professional Development and Resource Center, consisting of a team of 20+ individuals, collectively focused on delivering high quality professional development and resources to our region. The School Library System services include a robust media library with robotics, coding, STEAM and makerspace items, in addition to curriculum kits, and book sets.


Broome-Tioga BOCES is located in Binghamton, NY in Broome County, an up-and-coming area located in the southcentral region of New York. The Greater Binghamton area boasts a revitalized downtown area, a great public school system, family-friendly activities, beautiful parks and recreational areas, robust access to higher education, low cost of living, and is centrally-located to allow for quick access to a number of city centers: Syracuse, Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, New York City, and Philadelphia are all less than 4 hours' drive away. Visit | to learn more about our region.



  • Provide regional and on-site professional development sessions in the use of regionally-provided resources and databases, and K-12 information literacy skills.
  • Research and recommend high quality resources to support teaching and learning in the Broome-Tioga BOCES region; collaborate with BOCES PD&RC team to share relevant resources and support regional and in-district professional development.
  • Gather, interpret and communicate data related to library services and PD&RC resources.
  • Assist in the coordination of resource delivery and management, including delivery schedules and item maintenance.
  • Respond to district resource-related troubleshooting requests.
  • Create and disseminate communication across a variety of platforms to share information about and promote resources, School Library System/Classroom Enrichment Resources services, and related professional development opportunities.
  • Access current research and best practices about educational innovations and trends/information literacy; recommend resources and design professional development that is consistent with that research.
  • Participate in local, state, and national meetings, activities and conferences related to job responsibilities.


  • NYS Teaching Certification: School Library Media Specialist preferred
  • Three years successful classroom teaching experience
  • Demonstration of effective information literacy skills instruction

Salary is commensurate with experience.


Please see Job #18-119 Instructional Support Specialist - School Library Media for additional details, please share widely with your networks, and please don't hesitate to reach out to me directly with any questions.


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Finger Lakes Library System

Member Services Librarian

The Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS) is accepting applications for the position of Member Services Librarian. FLLS seeks a dynamic and innovative candidate with a passion for helping small and rural libraries grow and succeed within a team-based cooperative library system environment.


About FLLS and Ithaca

The Finger Lakes Library System is a New York State chartered, cooperative public library system serving 33 mostly small and rural public libraries. The system's mission is to stimulate, coordinate, and strengthen library and information services in Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties, through leadership, education, resource sharing, technology support, advocacy, and a wide variety of consulting and support services for our member libraries. FLLS currently has 16 staff members in our own building, which we completely renovated, expanded and moved into in January 2015. 


FLLS is located in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca is a unique, small city in central NY and is known for its beautiful waterfalls, natural trails, numerous artistic and cultural events and venues, restaurants and shopping opportunities, Cornell University, Ithaca College, and close proximity to over 100 area wineries and vineyards. Ithaca was named in the Top 100 Best Places to Live by (2018) and #2 Best Small College Town by USA Today (2016).


Member Services Librarian Position Overview

The Member Services Librarian provides support to our 33 member libraries relative to all aspects of public library operations. By providing guidance, advice, and training, this position will help our libraries grow, become more sustainable, and more innovative. The Member Services Librarian helps develop and implement system services, training opportunities, and continuing education opportunities to meet the needs of our member libraries. This person is responsible for collection development, especially with e-content, and overseeing our database collection. The Member Services Librarian also administers the New York State Library's Family Literacy grant, and provides support for youth summer reading programming.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Ø  Works closely with member libraries; develops relationships with directors, staff, and trustees; provides assistance covering a broad range of topics to all member libraries. 


Ø  Advises the staff and trustees of member libraries in multiple aspects of library operations, such as policies and best practices, laws and regulations pertaining to public libraries, sustainable funding options, social media, programming, and collection development. 


Ø  Answers library information requests, complaints or identified problems promptly and accurately. Travels to our member libraries and municipalities as needed to provide timely assistance.


Ø  Provides library use data to library directors, boards, municipalities, and county legislatures to help them make informed decisions about library issues and funding. 


Ø  Works with system staff, member libraries, and trustees to identify training and educational needs of our member libraries and helps develop and implement these trainings at system meetings and workshops, or on location at our member libraries. 


Ø  Strengthens our member libraries by assisting in the creation of marketing, promotional and advocacy materials, and social media strategies.


Ø  Acts as the Youth Services and Family Literacy Grant liaison with the New York State Library, including helping to coordinate the youth summer reading program with our member libraries.


Ø  Oversees e-content collection development for FLLS and collects usage data for these platforms for our system and member libraries.


Ø  Helps with the negotiation of database contracts and supplies the system with database usage statistics.


Ø  Contributes to the overall library system marketing to our member libraries and our library system communities including our weekly newsletter, website, social media, and press releases.


Required Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities

Ø  Exhibits resourceful, enthusiastic, flexible, diplomatic and cooperative qualities.

Ø  Knowledge of public libraries, especially rural and small libraries.

Ø  Successful experience in promoting libraries and library services.

Ø  Commitment to providing high-quality service in an ever-changing public library environment.

Ø  Familiarity with emerging library technologies.

Ø  Willing to work a flexible schedule to meet member libraries' needs.

Ø  Ability to speak and write effectively to a broad range of audiences.

Ø  Ability to formulate questions, analyze problems, and carry out decision-making process.

Ø  Ability to interpret and respond to member libraries' and trustees' needs quickly and accurately.

Ø  Works cohesively in a team environment, as well as independently.

Ø  Valid driver's license required.

Education and Experience

Ø  A Master's Degree from an ALA accredited library school.

Ø  Two years of post-MLS professional library experience is preferred.

Ø  Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate.


Salary and Benefits

$50,000+ dependent upon qualifications. New York State Retirement, health insurance, and a competitive benefits package included. The position is 35 hours per week. 


How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references in .pdf format to Sarah Glogowski, Executive Director, Finger Lakes Library System, at Please state "Member Services Librarian Application" in your subject line. All applications will be acknowledged by return email.  Applications received by Friday, May 11, 2018 will receive first consideration.


Posted 4/18/2018


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Ithaca College Library

Instructional Design Librarian

The Ithaca College Library from invites applications from creative and service-oriented candidates for the position of Instructional Design Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the collaborative development, promotion, delivery, and evaluation of flexible, diverse, and user-centered learning tools to advance information literacy and related library instructional outcomes. The ID librarian will participate in the library's collaboration with Information Technology Services to develop effective learning experiences and enhance library services and resources delivered via the Course Management System and other online platforms. As part of the Public Services Team, this position will also provide research assistance, library instruction, and outreach services in support of teaching, research, and scholarship in selected social science disciplines. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body as well as contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship and support the Library's strategic priorities:

  • Develop access to content that meets the diverse needs of the various programs across the College.
  • Develop and deliver high quality, personalized information services that are based on user preferences and a connection to academic programs.
  • Engage in outreach and collaborative activities that enhance teaching and learning at the College and expand possibilities for productive partnerships.
  • Develop multiple opportunities for students to acquire information literacy skills and faculty to enhance their research skills.
  • Develop strategies that aim for sustained improvement by engaging users in an ongoing dialogue and continuously monitoring the allocation of personnel and other resources in support of our mission.

Ithaca College is a selective medium-sized comprehensive college in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. The city of Ithaca and surrounding environs offer diverse cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in a small college town setting. Founded as a school of music, the college has long recognized the value of combining theory and performance, providing a rigorous education that blends liberal arts and professional programs. In the words of its vision statement, "Ithaca College strives to become the standard of excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect, creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning community."

Required Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school; demonstrated knowledge of information processes and resources; coursework or professional experience with instructional design, learning theory, and/or the scholarship of teaching and learning; technical proficiency with web productivity tools; experience with digital media technology; ability to deliver user-centered information services; strong public service orientation; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated evidence of the ability to work with diverse students, faculty, and colleagues; experience in preparation, delivery, and evaluation of effective library instruction; and ability to deal positively, collegially, and proactively within a changing environment. Understanding of, and the ability to conduct research in the Social Sciences and general information science. Experience with the analysis of user needs and the ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently.


Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Social Science reference and information literacy initiatives in an academic or special library, and relevant undergraduate or graduate coursework.


Please apply on-line at and browse the openings, select the position, and attach requested documents. Questions about the on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. The onsite interview with finalists will include a presentation related to the position's responsibilities.  Applications received by May 18, 2018 will receive full consideration. The projected start date for the position is August 2018.


Posted 4/17/2018

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Corning Museum of Glass

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

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

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

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

To Apply

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


Posted 4/14/2018


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