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SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library

Assistant Archivist & Rare Books Librarian


Priority will be given to applications received by June 7, 2019.


The Archives & Special Collections of the Health Sciences Library (HSL) at Upstate Medical University is seeking an energetic and proficient assistant archivist to support the various roles of the department. The Archives & Special Collections contains university archives; rare books and journals; antique medical and laboratory equipment; photographs and slides; portraits and other paintings. The mission of the Archives & Special Collections department is to preserve records that document the history, organization, policies, activities, and people of Upstate Medical University and Hospital, and its' predecessor institutions, and the history of medicine, especially in central New York; and to make those records available to researchers.

This job is for you if you:

  • Are self-directed and solution oriented
  • Take initiative and identify opportunities to produce positive change
  • Pursue continuous learning and professional growth
  • Enjoy a diverse and collaborative work environment


  • Process archival collections according to accepted arrangement and description practices, including the creation of an EAD finding
  • Maintain current and accurate donor, accession and collection records in
  • Support the implementation of a university-wide archival records retention
  • Digitize materials according to best practice for use in NY Heritage online collections and input metadata into the METS based digital collections metadata
  • Help with design and implementation of outreach projects including presentations and
  • Respond to reference requests accurately and in a timely
  • Represent the department at professional functions or as
  • Supervise student workers and
  • Oversee the department in cases when the Assistant Director is out of the
  • Assist with other archival and administrative duties as

Qualifications – Required

  • MSLIS, with focus in archives, or MA in Archives, Museum Studies or related field
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to balance multiple projects while working independently

Qualifications – Preferred

  • 2 or more years of experience with archives and/or special collections
  • Experience with digitization projects and preserving digital materials
  • Familiarity with ContentDM and/or METS
  • Familiarity with EAD
  • Knowledge of ArchivesSpace and ALMA/Primo
  • Experience implementing archival records program
  • Experience cataloging rare books

Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time, tenure track position.

Salary is commensurate with experience and a full benefits package is offered.

Summary of benefits

At the HSL, we:

  • Provide the resources and support you need to succeed on the
  • Offer a competitive salary and a respectful, inclusive work
  • Are committed to your professional development, supporting training opportunities and travel to national and regional
  • Accommodate a healthy work/life balance

HSL 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.


HSL Vision: The Upstate Health Sciences Library will excel at developing and providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet information needs. We will be our communities' vital partner in discovery.

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.


The university seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the society and community in which it is located and a climate for the success of every employee by appreciating the uniqueness that each one brings to the workplace.


More about working at Upstate Medical University

Apply online at librarian


Posted 5/16/2019


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Lakewood Memorial Library


A member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, the Lakewood Memorial Library is located in Lakewood, NY. The library serves the population of the Southwestern Central School District. See for more information about the library. The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. This is a full-time (37.5 hours / week), exempt position. A complete job description is available on request.




-- Provides leadership that creates an effective and productive working environment.

-- Oversees bookkeeping and financial report preparations, approves normal library expenses {within established policies/guidelines}, prepares and presents budgets to the Board and funding authorities.

-- Oversees recruitment, hiring, supervision, and mentoring of library personnel.

-- Develops long-range plans for library service and evaluates the effectiveness of services and programs.

-- Provides oversight for collection development and maintenance.

-- Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision-making, including formulation of policies, new services, and personnel actions.

-- Seeks out and fosters collaborative partnerships in our community.

-- Prepares grant proposals, administers grant funds, and submits all necessary reports.

-- Prepares state, local, and other statistical or narrative reports as needed or required.

-- Manages maintenance of library property, repairs, alterations, and new construction.


Essential skills and qualities:


-- A thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries.

-- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

-- Demonstrates ethical leadership and creates an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.

-- A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, and community engagement.




-- Master's in Library Science from an accredited ALA program

-- A New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate 

-- Minimum 3 years work experience in a public library setting


Compensation: A competitive compensation package, including benefits, will be commensurate with experiences.


To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and names/ contact information for 3 professional references to Closing date: May 31.


Posted 5/14/2019


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Vestal Public Library

Part-time Adult Services Librarian


The Vestal Public Library is seeking an energetic, forward thinking Librarian I to work part-time at the adult reference desk. The schedule will include evenings and some weekends. The candidate will work with the Director and the staff to ensure that our patrons' needs are met.


The duties will include reference and readers/audiovisual/technology advisory service, collection development, and periodic oversight of the building and staff. Additional duties and tasks to be assigned as needed.


The qualified candidate will have good written and verbal skills, be able to interact with the public in a friendly and engaging manner and be willing to work alongside co-workers in a respectful and courteous environment. A working knowledge of current technology skills and social media are necessary.


The minimum qualifications are a Master's Degree in Library Science and a public library professional certificate from New York State.


The pay is $17.95 per hour.

Reply to Carol Boyce


Posted 5/14/2019


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North Country Library System

Information Technology Manager


The North Country Library System (NCLS) seeks a highly innovative and user-oriented individual to join the organization as IT Manager. The IT Manager is responsible for leading initiatives that will provide dynamic, reliable, and innovative technology for NCLS staff and the 65 member libraries we serve, under the general direction of the System Director. The IT Department provides a comprehensive array of services to its member libraries including hardware and software purchasing, network and personal computer support, web site hosting and development, and assistance with E-rate. This position will be responsible for planning, managing and securing all NCLS and member library technology assets including networks, servers, personal computers, web sites and applications. For full details of the position requirements please visit -


Annual Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $75,000-$80,000 based on experience plus generous benefits package that includes membership in the NYS Employee Retirement Plan; Supplemental Insurance Options.


About NCLS

The North Country Library System (NCLS) is one of 23 public library systems in New York State. NCLS is a cooperative system, providing support and consultation to 65 public libraries in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. The NCLS Board of Trustees has nine members: two representatives from each of the four counties and one from the Central or Co-Central Libraries. NCLS is guided and governed by New York State Education Law, Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and its bylaws.


Open until filled, review of applications will begin May 31, 2019. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to


Posted 5/13/19

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Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library

Library Director Full-time/Anticipated start June, 2019 rev.4/22/19

The Board of Trustees of the Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library in Hammondsport, NY seeks an energetic, innovative and community-oriented director with proven leadership and supervisory skills. The successful candidate should have the passion, vision and motivation required to lead the library in the "Coolest Small Town in America". 


The library is located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, on Keuka Lake in the historic village of Hammondsport, home to award winning wineries and two renowned museums.


Chartered in 1938, the library built a beautiful new 10,000 sq. ft. facility in 2007. As part of the Southern Tier Library System, the Taylor Library houses over 50,000 materials, serves as a vibrant community learning and enrichment center, offers over 200 adult and children's programs annually and has a well-established early literacy program for preschoolers and their caretakers. The library prides itself on providing excellent customer service with free and equal public access to all educational and arts-related resources and programs.


The Library Director is the chief executive of the library, reporting to a Board of Trustees.


All staff positions (3 part-time) are civil service appointments.



  • Supervising daily operations with an emphasis on high quality customer service
  • Managing 4 part-time and 28 volunteer staff. All paid staff are civil service positions.
  • Planning, resourcing and implementing programs for 21st century learners of all ages
  • Establishing collaborative partnerships with local educational & arts centers
  • Recommending, developing and following policies and procedures
  • Being actively involved in seeking fund raising opportunities and funding sources.
  • Understanding the unique qualities of our community
  • Developing the annual budget

Essential Characteristics:

  • A vision for the future of small public libraries
  • knowledge of library principles, practices and trends through professional development
  • creative program ideas for all age groups
  • commitment to staying well-informed on technology, legal, financial and other relevant library issues
  • ability to use all aspects of technology as it can be creatively applied to library programs and use
  • an understanding of collaborative personnel management
  • ability to analyze data and make decisions, recommendations and prepare reports
  • excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • a passion for the tasks at hand
  • strong customer service skills.


  • Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and 3-5 years of administrative/supervisory experience.
  • Preferred: Master's Degree in Library Science

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and skills


To apply: Send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to: Or, by US Mail to:

Search Committee, Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library, PO Box 395 Hammondsport, NY 14840


Applications will close Friday, May 10, 2019


Posted 4/23/2019


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Olean Public Library

Librarian I (Full-Time)

$38,630 annually plus benefits


The Olean Public Library, located in the beautiful Southern Tier region of Western New York, seeks an innovative, creative individual to oversee programs for teens and adults. This position is also responsible for supervision of paraprofessional programming staff, coordinating the monthly newsletter, scheduling gallery exhibits, grant writing, collection development responsibilities, and staffing of customer service desks. Must be proficient in the use of a wide variety of technology and social media applications. Flexibility to work some evenings and Saturdays is required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library/information science from an accredited American Library Association institution, or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices.
  • Possession of the New York State Public Librarian Certificate by the time of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of teen development, programming, and literature; awareness of diverse programming for adults of all ages.


Position will be filled based on Civil Service requirements. Appointment to the position is provisional pending successful competition and placement on the eligibility list established through the Civil Service Examination process. This is a training and experience rated exam which will be held at a date following appointment to the position.


To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Deadline to apply is May 10, 2019. For more information about the Olean Public Library, visit


Posted 4/23/2019


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Huntington Memorial Library

Public Services Librarian

The Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta, NY is seeking a Public Services Librarian (Librarian I). We are looking for a friendly, community-focused, tech-savvy individual to supervise the Circulation Desk at a busy, rural library. This is a dream job for a librarian who loves books and wants to share their passion with the community.



  • Provide excellent customer
  • Supervise the Circulation Desk, including training, scheduling and oversight of approximately 6 library
  • Provide Readers Advisory information using displays, author highlights and programs, social media posts, shelf-talkers, etc.
  • Manage collection development
  • Monitor public computers and provide regular
  • Attend and provide professional development


Skills necessary to succeed:

The ideal applicant will have exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills; be independent and self-driven; possess strong supervisory capabilities including motivating staff and recognizing and utilizing skill sets; have a strong comfort level when assisting patrons with common technology questions; have a passion for books and reading; and be creative with both print and social media.


Salary is negotiable beginning at $40,000 with benefits, depending on experience. This is a Civil Service position, and therefore appointment to the position is provisional pending successful competition and placement through the Civil Service Training and Experience Examination process. Candidates must possess a Master's degree in library/information science from an accredited American Library Association institution and be eligible for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at time of application.


Please email a resume, cover letter and three references to by May 1, 2019.


Posted 4/11/2019



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History Center in Tompkins County

Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of The History Center has announced the search for a new Executive Director as Rod Howe is stepping down.

Read the press release from Laurel Southard, President of the Board of Trustees here.


Download the Executive Director position description here and position summary here. Application materials should be submitted no later than May 3, 2019.


Posted 4/7/2019


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Central NY Library Resources Council (CLRC)

Digital Project Assistant

Status: Part-time temporary (1 year appointment)

Hours: 15 hours per week

Pay rate: $18/hr


The Digital Projects Assistant will have two major areas of responsibility. Primarily, this employee will be completing digitization projects in our DigLab, creating metadata, and preparing materials for upload into New York Heritage Digital Collections. In addition, this employee will support the Digital Collections Librarian with various projects. These projects will include: uploading materials to New York Heritage; preparing materials for inclusion in a digital dark archive; promoting CLRC digital services; and other duties as assigned.


Preference will be given to applications received by April 22.


For more information and to apply visit:


Posted 4/5/2019

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Southeastern NY Library Resources Council

Hospital Library Services Program Manager

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council is hiring a Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) Manager. The HLSP Manager is a professional librarian position that plays a crucial role in the delivery of services to hospital libraries in the Southeastern region. Responsibilities include: providing library services to member hospitals; managing content on hospital library websites; purchasing and managing electronic resources; contributing to a positive work environment; and effectively communicating with members, partners, and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Manage cooperative subscriptions and access to electronic resources for participating hospitals
• Serve as consultant to hospital library managers in the following areas:
o Reference and research services
o Collection development and access
o Resource sharing
o Marketing and training in library services and collections
• Provide contractual services (VITAL Staffing) to member hospitals without librarians
• Manage content on the hospital library websites maintained by Southeastern
• Market and promote HLSP services to member hospitals
• Manage the Medical Information Services Program (MISP)

Required Qualifications
An MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited degree program.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in health science libraries
• Knowledge of electronic resource management

Other Skills and Abilities
• A thorough knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, goals, and services
• Excellent communication skills
• The ability to become familiar with the unique relationship between libraries and library systems in New York State

Salary and Benefits
This is a part-time position, with the potential for it to become full-time. The starting salary is $37,000 for 25 hours per week. Southeastern offers partial benefits to part-time employees.

About Southeastern
Southeastern facilitates resource sharing, information access, and professional development for a diverse membership that includes academic, school, public, special, and hospital libraries, as well as cultural heritage organizations. Southeastern's service area includes eight Mid-Hudson Valley counties: Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland, Columbia, and Greene. Southeastern's headquarters is in Highland, NY, just minutes away from the NYS Thruway.

To Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in a single PDF to with the subject line: Hospital Library Services Program Manager. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. The position will remain open until filled, preferably by or before June 14, 2019.


Posted 3/27/2019


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Cortland Free Library


The Cortland Free Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative, enthusiastic and innovative Library Director to lead the library forward and continue to meet the needs of the community. The Library Director plans, coordinates and provides day-to-day management of the library, including supervision of all library employees. Both within the library and in the community at large, the Director communicates and works toward achieving the library's goals as stated in its mission statement and long range plan. The Director reports to and works cooperatively with a 15 member elected Board.


We are seeking a dynamic leader who will play an active role in and advocate for library services for our diverse community. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, communication, problem- solving, advocacy, technological and fiscal management skills. A commitment to ensuring high quality services and best practices for our library is essential.


The Library, located in downtown Cortland, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Extensive renovations to the 20,220 square-foot building were completed in 2017. Cortland, a small city of approximately 20,000 people, is the southeastern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region. Syracuse and Ithaca are each about a 30-minute drive.


Cortland Free Library is an association library and member of the Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS). It is funded by a library tax as well as an endowment and has a 2019 budget of $531,068. Cortland Free Library serves over 30,000 residents within its chartered area and circulates over 124,000 items annually. We have a dedicated staff of 4 full-time and 8 part-time employees, an active Friends group and support from volunteers.


The successful candidate will:

  • Have the ability, initiative and experience to establish effective working relationships with staff, the public, volunteers, Friends of the Library, peers, FLLS and the
  • Promote the library as an integral and vital component of the community by interacting with the community, local organizations and elected
  • Represent, with support from the Board of Trustees, the library before governmental agencies and community groups in seeking financial resources for the
  • Plan and implement innovative library programs and
  • Provide the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making.
  • Seek, write, and administer grants to provide additional sources of
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology and best practices by attending and participating in professional organizations, meetings, workshops and continuing education

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent program
  • Eligible for or possess a New York State Public Librarian certification
  • A minimum of two years library experience with increasing responsibility, including some supervisory and administrative
  • A strong commitment to public service and community engagement
  • Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees, personnel and the community
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, project management skills
  • Basic knowledge of library finances and budgets
  • A valid driver's license


Salary and Benefits: Salary is $50,000 or higher based on qualifications, experience and proven results. A competitive benefits package, including participation in the New York State Retirement System, is provided.


To apply: Send letter of application, resume and three references to: Application deadline is April 30, 2019.

Questions can be sent to


Posted 3/21/2019


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Arnot Health

Director of Library Services

Arnot Health is seeking a knowledgeable, driven individual to join our Library Services and Education team. The Director of Library Services supervises all facets of the library service including planning, facilities, collections, services, and budget.


The duties for this position include:

  • Provides reference service to library users, including online searching in National Library of Medicine databases, internet and other online databases and services as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Graduate Medical Education, through the provision of reference services, literature searching, obtaining of articles, as well as monograph and journal collection development supports the knowledge-based information needs of our medical students and Resident Physicians, Program Directors, Core Faculty and medical staff.
  • Selects, acquires and maintains a collection of current print and electronic resources according to a selection policy appropriate to the needs of the hospital.
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests for the borrowing and lending of all types of library materials and obtains materials on interlibrary loan. Maintains cooperative relationships with regional libraries and networks.
  • Consults with the Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Group President, School of Nursing Library Committee and School of Radiologic Technology regarding library facilities, resources, policies, and services. Serves as Chairman of the School of Nursing Library Committee.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the library. Provides orientation program to new nursing, radiologic technology students, medical students, residents, and fellows. Offers orientation to new faculty and physicians. Produces library orientation pamphlet for new hospital employees.
  • Prepares and is responsible for adhering to the library budget. Keeps expenditure records for books, journals, and electronic resources acquired for the School of Nursing, Medical Staff and for the Medical Center.

Education Requirements: 

Graduation from an accredited library school with a Masters in Library Science. Courses in Medical Librarianship and Medical Bibliography, and certification by the Medical Library Association is desirable.


Experience Requirements: 

One year experience, or an equivalent combination of course work and experience. Knowledge of online systems and microcomputers.


Apply here.


Posted 1/2/2019


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