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Browse Current Job Postings:

Binghamton University - Collection Management Facility Supervisor

Somers Library - Library Director

Cordelia A. Greene Library - Library Director

Watervliet Public Library - Library Director

Cayuga Community College - Instruction, Research and Online Services Librarian

Westchester Library System - IT Support Technician (part-time)

Westchester Library System - Library Data Specialist

Poughkeepsie Public Library District - Assistant Library Director

Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville - Executive Director

Lewisboro Library - Teen Librarian (part-time)

Valley Cottage Library - Adult Services Librarian

Patterson Library - Library Director

Pittsford Community Library - Children's Service Library Clerk

Russell Sage College - Sr. Library Specialist-Access Services-ILL and Circulation

Madison-Oneida BOCES - Data Processing Coordinator-Library Automation

Albany Public Library - Temporary Library Assistant

Tupper Lake Public Library - Project Archivist

 


Binghamton University

Collection Management Facility Supervisor

The Binghamton University Libraries (Libraries) seeks an individual with a service-oriented disposition and high attention to detail who is ready to join the Reader Services and Resource Sharing Department as Collection Management Facility (CMF) Supervisor.
The CMF Supervisor's primary responsibility is for physical collections management at the Libraries' Collection Management Facility. The incumbent collaborates in planning and coordinates projects to move materials among various campus libraries or from campus libraries to the CMF; plans and conducts inventory of the physical collections stored at the facility for more efficient storage and use; has oversight for the building; oversees processing of requests from library users for CMF materials; and supervises two library clerks and student assistants.
The CMF Supervisor reports to the Assistant Head of Reader Services for CMF/Stacks with the Head of Reader Services and Resource Sharing as the second line supervisor.

 

Duties

  • Participate in a work culture that promotes diversity and anti-racism and actively works to eliminate or mitigate the effects of systemic racism and bias.
  • Oversee the relocation of the current Library Annex (Annex) facility to CMF facility. Activities related to this relocation include managing projects such as weeding items, barcoding items, catalog record changes, and other inventory management activities.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the Annex and CMF, a remote storage facility.
  • Play an essential role in developing, designing, and coordinating transition to high density style storage facility.
  • Supervise, train, and schedule the employees of the CMF which includes library clerks and a crew of student assistants.
  • Assist staff with daily activities as needed including the responsibility of adequate and appropriate staffing of the reading room service desk during office hours.
  • Preside over the processing of materials transferred to and from the CMF, including item record changes and entering records into the inventory control system and shelving, retrieving and re-shelving items in the storage module. This includes training and monitoring all staff to safely operate a high-lift order picker.
  • Oversee the Annex and future CMF Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery operation which entails scanning articles and loaning physical items in the CMF's inventory.
  • Serve Binghamton University and community patrons with the use of CMF materials via phone, email, and in-person.
  • Serve as a pivotal member of the management team in the Libraries' Reader Services and Resource Sharing Department, which coordinates the responsibilities and duties of all operations in the organization. The management team also establishes priorities, develops policies and directions, and formulates special projects.
Salary: $44,000 - 48,000
Detailed description and how to apply here.
Posted 11/25/2020

 

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Somers Library

Library Director

Location: Somers Library, Route 139 Reis Park, Somers NY 10589

Web: www.somerslibrary.org

Phone: 914-232-5717

Salary: $75,000-$95,000 annual

Hours: 35 Full-time

 

The Somers Library is seeking to fill the position of Library Director II. The incumbent will perform the general duties indicated in the attached job posting.

 

The Library is soliciting resumes from:

  1. Individuals who hold permanent Competitive class status in a Civil Service title appropriate for transfer or reinstatement
  2. Individuals who meet the below prescribed minimum qualifications for appointment and who are willing to accept a provisional Civil Service appointment.

 

The person selected for provisional appointment will be required to sit for the Westchester County Library Director II Civil Service exam when it is next scheduled. In order to be considered for a probationary appointment, the provisional must attain a passing score for the exam, and be among the top three highest scoring candidates willing to accept the position.

 

Interested candidates should forward their resume, along with a cover letter, via e-mail to the Somers Library Board for consideration by close of business November 30, 2020: Email: somerslibraryboard@wlsmail.org

 

Posted 11/23/2020

 

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Cordelia A. Greene Library

Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Cordelia A. Greene Library seeks a community-minded, organized, and enthusiastic individual to oversee our library. The ideal candidate will be someone who is strongly motivated and can achieve the library's goals and objectives working closely with employees, patrons, and the library board.

 

About the Library
The Cordelia A. Greene Library is an association library that provides a vital community resource serving the residents of the Town of Castile, NY which is approximately over 2,900 residents. The library has a budget of around $76,000 annually and is one of four that receives funding from the Letchworth School District. 
 
The beautiful library was built in 1902 and expanded in 2001. The library collection includes over 13,000 items with an annual circulation of 15,000.

 

Essential Duties
  • Planning, organizing, and directing the operations and activities of the library.
  • Managing library staff ensuring a high level of service to the community
  • Presenting director's reports and relevant information at monthly board meetings.
  • Writing and administering grant applications and grant paperwork.
  • Maintaining and managing the library building and grounds
  • Actively participating in the Pioneer Library System community and attending development training sessions and meetings.
  • Performing other duties as necessary or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate's Degree with related experience is the minimum requirement.

 

Salary and Benefits

Position: Full-Time 35 hours per week

Salary: $24,000 - $26,000 dependent on education and experience.

Benefits: Vacation and sick days

Specific terms of employment to be negotiated

 

Statement of Non-Discrimination
The library grants equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to an individual's age, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, handicapped status, or sexual orientation. The library complies with all federal and state regulations dealing with employment practices.

 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals meeting the qualifications should mail or email a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and a list of three references to the Director Search Committee. The position will remain open until filled; preference will be given to applications received by November 30th, 2020.

 

Email: castilelibrarydirector@owwl.org

 

Mail:

Cordelia A. Greene Library

Attn: Director Search Committee

PO BOX 208

Castile, NY 14427

 

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Watervliet Public Library

Library Director

The Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director to continue growth and maximize the positive impact the library has in the community.

An Association public library serving a user population of approximately 10,000, the Library is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. In 2015 the Library opened a fully renovated and expanded 3,700 sq. ft. facility that boasts a dedicated space for youth collections and services, an adult reading room, and a digital learning center. With the newly renovated facilities the library experienced a significant increase in Library circulation, visits, and program attendance. Building on this success the Library asked the Watervliet community to vote on an annual funding budget of $150,000.00 which was overwhelmingly approved.

 

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; collaboration with the board on the yearly budget; daily budget oversight; supervision of staff and volunteers; customer service; marketing, public relations and community outreach; implementation of technology to enhance library services, fundraising and grant writing. 

 

The position is scheduled to work 35 hours per week, with predominantly weekday hours and occasional Saturday hours to support library programs and events. The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university AND a minimum of 1-year post-MLS experience managing a public library or major library services. 

 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, familiarity with current library technologies, and a positive and professional attitude. The candidate should show an aptitude to work alongside the board to reach agreed upon goals for the betterment of the library community and evolve programs and library collection based on what library patrons and the board views as important services to maintain in the library. Demonstrated experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management is also highly desirable. Fundraising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus.

 

The Library Director's annual salary will be $40,000 to $45,000 based on the selected candidate's skills and experience. The package also includes paid vacation and sick time and health benefits are negotiable.


All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit an application. To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to rafwpl.apply@gmail.com

 

The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Posted 11/17/2020

 

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Cayuga Community College

Instruction, Research and Online Services Librarian

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide formal and informal information literacy instruction for the Library Department in person and online for all constituents (Fulton, Auburn, Online and K-12)
  • Collaborate with the Instruction and Assessment librarian to create information literacy instructional and assessment materials for the online environment
  • Provide reference and research services to library patrons in person and online, using traditional library resources, as well as current and emerging technologies
  • Perform collection development operations for the library using a variety of software platforms
  • Participate in Library EIT compliance initiatives
  • Participate in Collection Development
  • Provide library services on either campus as requested
  • Participate in promotion and marketing activities, which may include Social Media, Programming, and Newsletters

GENERAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Contribute to the ongoing assessment of services and resources for the library department
  • Participate in the formulation and implementation of library policy and procedure
  • Assist patrons with the use of various computer hardware and software
  • Perform other duties as required to support the overall operation of the library and the CAS
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required

REQUIRMENTS:

  • Work hours 10-29 per week. Some evenings or weekends may be required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
  • Experience with information literacy instruction or similar teaching experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with enterprise library management systems
  • Experience working in an academic library, preferably a community college library
  • One year of professional experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your letter of application and resume, together with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to the following email address: hr@cayuga-cc.edu

 

Posted 11/17/2020

 

 

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Westchester Library System

IT Support Technician (part-time)

Summary of Duties

  • Respond to help requests from end users via telephone, help desk portal and e-mail in a courteous manner.
  • Perform remote and on-site analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex desktop, server, virtual machine, and network issues; recommend and/or implement corrective solutions.
  • Install, configure, test, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot end-user workstations and related hardware, software, and virtual machines in order to deliver required desktop service levels.
  • Manage workstation lifecycle including identifying devices to be replaced, preparing desktop PCs and thin/zero clients for deployment.
  • Accurately document work order lifecycle and inventory changes.
  • Work with other IT staff to complete administrative tasks on server software including administration of users, computers and group policies in Active Directory.

Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science or information systems and at least two years work experience; or six or more years equivalent work experience
  • Excellent technical knowledge of network and PC hardware with hands-on hardware troubleshooting and support experience including a working technical knowledge of current network protocols, operating systems, virtual machines, and technology standards.
  • Ability to operate tools, components, and peripheral accessories.
  • A+ certification is desired
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekend
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Strong customer-service orientation, self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, hand and power tools, and to handle other computer components and ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Lifting and transporting of heavy objects, such as computers, servers, peripherals and other materials
  • A valid driver's license and ability to operate a large vehicle
  • On-call availability

Compensation

Pay rate commensurate with experience.

 

To apply: Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three professional references to IT+JOBS@wlsmail.org with the position title included in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

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Library Data Specialist – FULL TIME 2 year position

 

Summary of Duties

  • Assist the Systems Librarian with the day-to-day duties that are associated with the maintenance of the ILS.
  • Generate statistical reports and provide them to system users.
  • Document and evaluate resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent issue reoccurrence.
  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Audit data on a regular basis to ensure data integrity and quality.
  • Communicate application problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management, staff, and member library directors.
  • Perform other duties related to library services as needed to accomplish the goals of the department, division, and library.
  • Respond to staff support request dealings with the ILS using a help desk ticketing system in a timely manner.
  • Visit member libraries to assist with training and troubleshooting as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and substantial relevant work experience, or six or more years equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of and experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS) in a consortium environment, preferably Evergreen version 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrated understanding of client/server environment, and experience with software applications needed to administer application environments. This may include Microsoft Windows Server, UNIX/Linux, Oracle/SQL Server, XML, PNX, etc.
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, including MARC and RDA, is desired.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.
  • Broad knowledge of library business practices and expectations.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Able to develop and interpret technical documentation for training and end user procedures.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

 

To apply:  Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three professional references by November 30th to IT+JOBS@wlsmail.org with the position title included in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

 

About WLS

 

The Westchester Library System (WLS) is a state-chartered, cooperative library system serving all 38 Westchester member public libraries and the county's citizens. The Westchester Library System was established in 1958, and is one of 23 public library systems serving New York State's public libraries. The mission of the Westchester Library System is to ensure that all residents have seamless access to excellent library service regardless of their location.

 

The Westchester Library System is located at 570 Taxter Road – Suite 400, Elmsford, NY 10523. For information about WLS, see https://www.westchesterlibraries.org/.

 

Posted 11/12/2020

 

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Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Assistant Library Director

The Assistant Library Director for Branch and Outreach Services reports to the Library Director and is responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of the Boardman Road Branch Library and the Library District's bookmobile service. In addition, the Assistant Director serves as part of the Library District's Administrative Council, actively participating in strategic planning including Library District public programming, problem-solving, policy development and resource allocation; serves as a liaison between the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District and the Library District as well as leading District-wide initiatives; and represents the Library in the community through a coordinated engagement plan established by the Library District.

 

Qualifications: Candidates must meet minimum qualifications for Assistant Library Director II which includes:

  • ALA MLS recognized by the NYS Department of Education,
  • Minimum of four (4) years professional library experience, one (1) of which must be in an administrative or supervisory capacity
  • Eligibility for a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of application for appointment; possession of certificate at time of appointment, and
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include early mornings, evenings, and weekends

This is a Civil Service appointment, requiring the candidate to be reachable on the Assistant Library Director II Certification of Eligibles list as established by the Dutchess County Department of Human Resources. There is no current list.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:  In addition to the above minimum qualifications, the Library District seeks an individual with the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated record of success serving patrons,
  • A desire for civic engagement with the local community and a passion to bring the Library District's mission and vision outside the building and to the community at large,
  • Leadership and a willingness to actively participate in the Library District's management team,
  • Willingness to participate in state and national library organizations,
  • Ability to effectively use library data to analyze Library District operations to effect positive change, as needed,
  • Willingness to work with the Library Director in the development of Library District policies and procedures as well as service plan implementation, and
  • Ability to represent the Library District at local events.

About the Poughkeepsie Public Library District:  The Library District (www.poklib.org) is an independent special library district serving the residents and businesses of the City and Town of Poughkeepsie with a chartered population of 75,000 and an annual budget of $9.3 million. Having recently completed a $22 million capital improvement plan, the organizational focus will now shift to ongoing service evaluation and development as well as continued community engagement.

 

Compensation: This is a Civil Service appointment but is not represented by CSEA. Hiring salary range will be $80,000 - $85,000. 35 hour work week. Standard benefit package applies including medical and NYS Retirement System pension plan. Other benefits may be elected. Standard leave package applies.

 

To Apply:  Interest candidates should apply by December 1, 2020 with cover letter and resume via email to Library Director Tom Lawrence at tlawrence@poklib.org. All applications will kept confidential. References will be requested of finalists, only. More detailed job posting can be found at https://poklib.org/your-library/about-us/employment-opportunities/.

 

Posted 11/4/2020

 

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Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville

This search has been reopened with a new deadline of November 30th.

 

Executive Director
The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is seeking an exceptional librarian to serve as its Executive Director. With a beautiful new library building constructed in 2017, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is transforming lives through opportunities for collaboration, experiential learning, and creative discovery.
 
CLD&J is an independent member of the Onondaga County Public Library System and serves over 16,000 people in the engaged communities of DeWitt and Jamesville, NY. CLD&J has an operating budget of over $1.5 million, a staff of 20 FTE, and yearly circulation of over 275,000. The library's new building features a number of meeting and study rooms, comfortable seating with views, spacious children's activity area, maker-space, teen room, and art gallery. CLD&J also has a beautiful and unique outdoor area that supports activities and workshops that inform patrons about nature, the local environment, conservation, preservation, gardening, and the beauty of the outdoors. With its "Discovery To Go" collection of child-friendly STEM-related equipment and resources, its award-winning Digital Production workshops for teens, and innovative programs for homeschooling families and older adults, CLD&J enriches the lives of all community residents while retaining traditional library collections and friendly, personalized service.
DeWitt and Jamesville are located just outside the City of Syracuse in the geographic center of New York State and offer changing seasons and easy access to beautiful lakes, forests, and mountains, making it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Other assets include reasonable cost of living and housing prices, excellent schools, cultural amenities, and frequent sporting events. New York City, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours away by plane, train, or automobile.

 

Visit the library's web site at cldandj.org for more information.

 

Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for all library operations and reports to the Board of Trustees.
  • Works collaboratively with the Library Board of Trustees in areas including long range and strategic planning, policy development and budgetary planning.
  • Manages an annual budget, including monitoring and approving expenditures, and maintaining and presenting up-to-date records and reports including those required by the Library Board of Trustees, the state of NY and annual audits.
  • Fosters a collaborative work environment while effectively managing library personnel recruitment, supervision, development and evaluation.
  • Develops and leads dynamic programming supporting the needs of the community.
  • Oversees the library's collection development and maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains effective collaborations and partnerships with stakeholders and key constituency groups.
  • Develops short-term and long-range goals in in support of the CLD&J's mission and policies.
  • Markets and promotes the library's services, programs and resources using innovative and effective strategies.
  • Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of library programs, services, policies and procedures, and submits recommendations for initiatives and improvements to the Board.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and innovations that enhance service and programs, inform library operations, and improve access to library resources and services.
  • Identifies, seeks and maintains external funding opportunities to supplement local funding of library operations, programs and development.
  • Prepares state, local, and other reports and statistics as needed or required.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the library property and building and recommends repairs and alterations as necessary.

Skills

  • Demonstrates strong and ethical leadership within a culture that encourages and rewards creative-thinking, collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.
  • Develops and communicates a shared vision for the library that serves as a foundation for library services and operations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present and persuade both orally and in writing.
  • Deep enthusiasm for following innovations, current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries and effectively applying them to library services.
  • Ability to manage change, build consensus, and make difficult decisions when necessary.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret information, including fiscal, in order to inform effective strategies and decisions.
  • A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, equity and community engagement.

Required qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Studies or other graduate library degree accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Possess or be eligible at time of appointment for a New York State Public Librarian Certificate.
  • Seven or more years of satisfactory professional library experience, including at least three to five years of supervisory experience in a management or leadership role.
  • Significant fiscal management experience; experience securing external funding preferred.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Salary: $75,000, depending on experience and qualifications, with competitive benefits.
To Apply: email a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments by November 30th, 2020 to max.ruckdeschel@gmail.com. Please include three references.
The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of a person's race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, gender dysphoria, marital status, family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, genetic information including predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status.
Posted 11/2/2020

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Lewisboro Library

Teen Librarian (part-time)
The Lewisboro Library is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time Teen Librarian position. The successful candidate should be a creative, energetic, and tech-savvy person who is passionate about working with teens in grades 6 through 12. This librarian will be responsible for planning and implementing a variety of teen programs including a Summer Reading challenge and a Teen Advisory Group; collection development for the young adult area; community outreach with various local organizations; and reader's advisory service for teens and their families. Knowledge of children's and young adult literature required. The position also includes providing reference services, reader's advisory and technology help at the adult reference desk.
A Master's Degree in Library Science is required. A minimum of one year's experience working in library teen or children's services required. Proficiency with current technology and social media is essential. Salary range: $24.00 to $26.00 per hour. Three days per week: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. A flexible schedule is required as teen programs are often held in the evening and on weekends.
The Lewisboro Library is located in northern Westchester County and is a member of the Westchester Library System. The library serves a community of approximately 12,000 people.
Visit our website to learn more about our Library: www.lewisborolibrary.org
 
To Apply: Email resume to library director Cynthia Rubino at lewisborolibrary@gmail.com or mail to:
Cynthia Rubino, Library Director
Lewisboro Library
15 Main Street
PO Box 477
South Salem, NY 10590
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Valley Cottage Library

Adult Services Librarian
Valley Cottage Library seeks a dynamic and inventive Adult librarian who is passionate about
the role public libraries play in individual lives and the community. The successful candidate will be enthusiastically focused on public service, with a patron-centric mindset who is willing to take thoughtful risks and implement new ideas. They are aware of emerging trends in library services, and are comfortable working collaboratively.
 
The Adult Services team at the Valley Cottage Library consists of four full-time librarians and four part-time librarians. This award-winning team has developed widely-replicated programs such as the Book and Pub Club, programs under the Adult(ish) brand focusing on the 20-30 yr-old demographic and introduced an exciting collection of board games, and ever-popular Zoom trivia nights to the community while also maintaining a commitment to traditional library service. This Adult Services team truly does it all!
This is your chance to join one of the friendliest staff and libraries in Rockland County, NY. Valley Cottage Library, located in a nearby suburb of NYC, is a renowned community resource serving the 23,000 residents of the Nyack School District. We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking individual to deliver high-quality, responsive service and programs to our community. 

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • NYS Public Library Certificate 
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in a public library
  • Experience with the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS preferred
  • Proven mastery of Microsoft Office 
  • Demonstrated ability providing programming, readers advisory, reference service and collection development across interests and populations 
  • Ability to adapt readily to changing software, programs and processes
  • Ability to communicate and teach concepts both simple and complex to a varied audience
  • The physical capability to lift, pull and push objects weighing up to 25 pounds

Responsibilities include:  

  • Working as part of a collaborative team of librarians
  • Collection development within defined collections of adult material in multiple formats
  • Targeted programming and outreach to our community at-large and underserved populations
  • Readers advisory in support of areas of patron interest 
  • Reference service across formats and front-line Information Desk coverage
  • Promotion of the Valley Cottage Library, its services and programs through social media

This is a full-time (35-hour week) position which includes one evening per week and one Saturday per month. A generous benefits package includes medical, vision and dental insurance, flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a 403B matching plan. 

 

Salary range: $51,000-$60,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

If you possess a passion to work in a team-based and customer-focused environment that strives to provide excellent services to the community at large, apply now! 

A completed employment application is required and can be obtained at www.valleycottagelibrary.org under 'About->Jobs at VCL'. Please email the completed application, a resume and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to the attention of Christy Blanchette, Assistant Director at vclsearchcommittee@rcls.org

 

Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2020. 

 

No telephone calls please.

Valley Cottage Library is an equal opportunity employer. 
Posted 10/26/2020

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Patterson Library

Library Director

Patterson Library is a privately endowed association library housed in a beautiful and well maintained 100 year old building; it serves 5200 residents and numerous summer visitors. Westfield, in Chautauqua County, is a charming village that is minutes from the shores of Lake Erie, is in proximity to the nationally renowned Chautauqua Institution, and to the town of Fredonia, home of SUNY at Fredonia.

 

The library is the cultural center of Westfield with one of the most dynamic library programs in Western New York. It offers extensive programming for children and teens, art gallery exhibitions and art classes, local history archives, and adult book and film discussion groups.

 

The Board of Trustees seeks a creative and energetic full-time library director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library service to residents of Westfield and the surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library services will be delivered in the future. Duties include:

  • Recruiting and overseeing staff to carry out the library's mission
  • Creating and administering budgets and presenting funding requests
  • Working with the village, the town and the school district to ensure continued funding
  • Writing grants and raising funds
  • Developing and sustaining programs and services
  • Overseeing the maintenance and restoration of the historic library building
  •  Demonstrating strong cooperative leadership, management and communications skills, especially when working with the Board of Trustees, staff, volunteers and community agencies
  • Understanding computer applications for library management

Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution
  • New York State Public Librarians Professional Certificate
  • Successful library experience is desired
  • Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities

Required Personal Abilities

  • Values the importance of equal access to books, information and culture in a democracy
  • Thinks strategically and is well organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines
  • Possesses both a broad vision and attention to detail
  • Is resourceful, enthusiastic and flexible and has the ability to motivate others
  • Treats others with honesty, empathy and respect
  • Is open to creative and innovative solutions
  • Communicates clearly in both written and oral form
  • Listens well and seeks to understand

Salary & Benefits

Salary range is $42,000 to $52,000, commensurate with education and experience, with a competitive benefits package.

 

How to Apply

Apply online at https://indeedjobs.com/patterson-library-westfield-ny/_hl/en_US. Upload your resume and cover letter including a list of three professional references via Indeed's website (under Apply Now).

 

Further Information

Review of applications will commence on November 23, 2020 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The successful applicant should be prepared to start the position in early 2021.

 

For further information contact us at PattersonLibDirectorSearch@gmail.com.

 

Posted 10/22/2020

 

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Pittsford Community Library

Children's Service Library Clerk

The Pittsford Community Library seeks an energetic, service-oriented,individual to fill the role of Part-time Children's Services Library Clerk. For a complete job description and how to apply go to http://townofpittsford.org/files/publications/job_postings/JOB_Opening_Library_Clerk_Childrens_Services-101520.pdf .

 

Posted 10/22/2020

 

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Russell Sage College

Sr. Library Specialist-Access Services-ILL and Circulation

General Job Description: The Senior Library Specialist for Interlibrary Loan works under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian and is primarily responsible for the day-to-day borrowing functions in interlibrary loan operations. The person in this position is a member of the two campus interlibrary loan unit of the Libraries of the Sage Colleges; and works closely to fill all interlibrary loan transactions generated by or directed to either campus. The position is assigned to the Albany campus, but working on the Troy campus as necessary. The Senior Library Specialist will also staff the circulation desk and assist other departments as needed.

more info

 

Posted 10/21/2020

 

 

 

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Madison-Oneida BOCES

Data Processing Coordinator-Library Automation

Job ID:MOBN0181896-0000

Job Type:Full Time (12 Month)

Application Deadline:11/30/2020

Start Date:10/07/2020

 

Job Description:

Primary responsibilities include the coordination and implementation of Library Automation Services and cataloging software applications for school districts within the 50 district MORIC region. Incumbents will collaborate with Regional Information Center and school district staff to coordinate activities related to school library catalog management and maintenance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: On-site and remote technical support, training, and software guidance on library cataloging. Working knowledge of libraries is a plus. Pay based on background and experience. Travel to school districts within service region is required.

 

Civil Service position, subject to exam.

Posted 10/21/2020

 

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Albany Public Library

Temporary Library Assistant

General Statement of Duties: Works together with other public service employees to provide quality information and customer services to customers of the Albany Public Library. Library employees may be assigned other duties in addition to direct public service.

 

Classification:  Library Assistant

 

Job Description:

Employees in this classification routinely participate in the following activities: assist customers using the public computers including routine computer usage and printing questions, provides directional assistance in the use of library facilities and collections, answers and directs telephone calls, reserves requested materials, and performs various stack maintenance tasks related to the collection. In addition to these routine activities, Library Assistants may also be involved with the promotion of library materials through displays, planning and conducting programs under the supervision of higher-level staff in the department, and providing instruction to the public in the use of library resources and other tasks of a similar nature as necessary. On the job training is provided under the supervision of higher-level staff. 

 

Required Skills and Abilities:  The ideal candidate for this position will bring a familiarity with adult fiction and nonfiction, popular culture and current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; aptitude for planning and conducting adult programming; an energetic approach to outreach to community organizations; enthusiasm, courtesy, and a sense of humor in communication with public and staff. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, particularly tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and coworkers, basic computer skills, a working knowledge of general library operations, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, flexibility in work schedule, a good sense of humor, and a positive work attitude. Ability to work as part of a team is a must.

 

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's Degree or 60 college credit hours.

 

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 20 hours per week. This position covers a leave of absence from October 2020 – March 2021.

 

Supervisor: Head of Central Branch Services

Salary:  $18.83 per hour or current salary 

Deadline:  Until Filled

 

Apply to:  Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager

161 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY 12210

reinhartm@albanypubliclibrary.org

 

Posted 10/21/2020

 

 

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Tupper Lake Public Library

Project Archivist

The Tupper Lake Public Library, AKA the Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, seeks a temporary Project Archivist who will be responsible for processing and digitizing items from the library's local history collection. Specifically, the Project Archivist will be tasked with creating and implementing a processing plan for arranging and describing the library's collections; rehousing photos, ephemera, and maps; and creating DACS-compliant finding aids to be uploaded to the library's website.
Upon completion of the processing, the Project Archivist will also be responsible for digitizing the photograph collection; creating item-level metadata for each photograph; and assisting in the uploading of the images to the New York Digital Heritage website. The Project Archivist will work under the supervision of the Library Director but must be able to work independently. This position is being created through grants from the Northern New York Library Network and the Aseel Legacy Fund. 

 

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • MLIS or MLIS student
  • Specialization in archives
  • Previous experience processing archival collections
  • Completed coursework in archival standards and best practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, interpersonal, planning, and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of digitization, library catalog systems, and computer hardware
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, or other productivity software.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines

Duties Include

  • Processing records to archival standards and performing basic preservation functions when necessary
  • Rehousing photographs and other items as needed
  • Creating DACS-compliant finding aids
  • Creating item-level metadata
  • Managing digitization process of photograph collection
  • Carrying out other duties as assigned

Schedule
The total project is estimated to take 560 hours, or four months at 35hrs/week. More flexible schedules may be considered for the right candidate.

Compensation
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To Apply
Send resume and cover letter to Ben Gocker, Library Director at goffnelson@gmail.com

 

Link to job posting on Tupper Lake Public Library's website: https://tupperlakepubliclibrary.org/employment/

 

Posted 10/18/2020

 

 

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