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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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Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library

Library Director

Part Time up to 30 hours per week /Anticipated start June, 2019


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 and motivation required to lead the library in the "Coolest Small Town in America". 

The library is located in the Finger Lakes, on Keuka Lake in the historic village of Hammondsport, heart of the NY wine country and home to 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 arts-related resources and programs.


All staff positions (3 part-time) are civil service appointments. The Library Director is the chief executive of the library, reporting to a Board of Trustees.



  • Supervising daily operations with high quality services
  • Planning and implementing projects
  • Recommending, developing and following policies and procedures
  • Providing creative guidance and direction
  • Being actively involved in seeking fund raising opportunities.
  • Implementing the Strategic Plan
  • Engaging in public relations
  • Understanding the unique qualities of our community
  • Developing the annual budget
  • Establishing collaborative partnerships with local educational & arts centers


Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college and 3-5 years of administrative/supervisory experience.

Preferred: Master's Degree in Library Science

 Essential Characteristics:

  • knowledge of library principles, practices and trends through professional development
  • commitment to staying well-informed on technology, legal, financial and other relevant library issues
  • ability to analyze data and make decisions, recommendations and prepare reports
  • excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • a passion for the tasks at hand
  • an understanding of collaborative personnel management including the creation of and supervision of a strong volunteer team (28+ volunteers)
  • strong customer service skills.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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, March 29, 2019.


Posted 3/6/2019

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Dunkirk Public Library

Library Director

A member of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System, the Dunkirk Public Library is located in Dunkirk, NY. The library is a school district public library and serves a population of 14,101.


Anticipated Start: May/June 2019

General Information: The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Along with regular customer service responsibilities, other duties include collection development, long range planning, program planning and management; budget management; building management; supervision of staff and volunteers; communication with Board of Trustees and the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System; public relations and community outreach; and grant writing. 


The Dunkirk Public Library is a civil service employer and a member of the New York State Retirement System.



The Library Director is responsible for all library operations and reports to the Board of Trustees. Examples of responsibilities:

  • Develops and presents an annual budget and monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Oversees recruitment, hiring, supervision and development of library personnel.
  • Provide leadership that creates an effective and productive working environment.
  • Develops long-range plans for library service and evaluates the effectiveness of services and programs to the community.
  • Provides oversight for collection development and maintenance.
  • Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision-making.
  • Seeks out and fosters collaborative partnerships.
  • Develops policies for consideration and approval by the Library Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares grant proposals, administers grant funds, and submits all necessary paperwork and 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:

  • Demonstrates ethical leadership and creates an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.
  • Develops and communicates a shared vision for the library.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries.
  • The ability to build consensus, and to make difficult decisions when necessary.
  • A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, and community engagement.
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.

Qualifications - A master's degree (MLS, MLIS, MSLS) from an ALA accredited library school.Possess a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate. Four (4) years of professional library experience, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Public library experience is preferred. Possess a valid driver's license or be eligible for a NYS driver's license, as position requires some travel to seminars and workshops.

Salary is negotiable beginning at $45,000 with benefits.


To Apply: Apply online at on or before the closing date of April 5, 2019. Upload resume & list 3 references in cover letter via Indeed's cover letter section (under Apply Now).


Posted 3/6/2019


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Discovery Trail

Executive Director

Starting Date: May 15 (tentative)

The Discovery Trail is seeking an energetic individual to serve as Executive Director (ED) who will provide vision, leadership, and administration for the two primary activities of the Discovery Trail: 1) educational outreach with local schools, mainly through the Kids Discover the Trail! program, and 2) developing new countywide educational programming to expand our reach and impact. The ED will be the primary relationship builder who leverages the capacity of member organizations to accomplish the mission of the Discovery Trail.


The Discovery Trail is located in Ithaca, NY, home of Cornell University. We are a dynamic collaboration of seven museums and a public library that is unique worldwide. Our goal is for every resident of Tompkins County to become an engaged world citizen and ambassador for learning at any age. From the earliest years, we encourage every person to nurture their curiosity, learn to approach issues from different angles, and expand their world view.


Our flagship program, Kids Discover the Trail!, provides field experiences for most of Tompkins County's 5,600 elementary students at all eight sites of the Discovery Trail.


MANAGER: Chair of the Discovery Trail Board of Directors


Annual budget: $ 350,000

No. of member organizations: 8

No. of direct reports: 1 part-time program assistant

Contracted partners: Bookkeeper, Website designer, Grant writer, Evaluator, Designer


Education (60%)

Provides vision, leadership, and management for Kids Discover the Trail! (KDT!), the Discovery Trail (DT) flagship collaborative program with school districts in Tompkins County.

  • Drives the delivery and expansion of educational programs to all 6 districts in Tompkins County by making the necessary connections among DT sites, school districts, and funders.
  • Ensures adequate funding by foundations, corporations, individuals, and school Writes grant proposals and prepares reports for funders.
  • Provides support for an endowment campaign, including processing of gifts and acknowledgements and establishing an endowment management
  • Provides administration for educational programs:
    • Represents the DT on advisory committees, schedules meetings, prepares agendas, takes & distributes
    • Oversees liaisons in six school districts.
    • Oversees public relations
    • Oversees annual program
    • Develops budgets and ensures proper accounting of
    • Provides other administrative services as needed to ensure smooth functioning of educational programs, such as annual Memoranda of Understanding among all partners and distribution of books for
    • Oversees the development of new educational materials for parents and

PR and Communications (20%)

Provides vision and leadership for increased local awareness and broader regional promotion of DT programs:

  • Provides vision for public relations and communications plans, updates annually, and implements throughout year, including social media
  • Works with web designer to improve effectiveness of the website, using feedback from usability studies, members, and other sources. In 2019-20 select and collaborate with design firm to overhaul
  • Attends meetings for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture and collaborates to develop the Discovery Trail's presence in this new cultural
  • Works with local Convention & Visitors Bureau, media and outside professionals to promote the Discovery Trail.
  • Places stories about the DT in news

General administration (20%)

Ensures sound management of DT through administrative support:

  • Works with DT board chair to organize board meetings, prepares agenda and reports (ED, finance, attendance, marketing), works with secretary to ensure minutes are taken and
  • Prepares and monitors budget, ensures completion of annual outside financial
  • Ensures that invoices are paid, including annual member dues, and that receipts are recorded and deposited in a timely
  • Compiles attendance data from DT


  • Manages a part-time program assistant.
  • Leverages the time and talent of board members, staff members of DT member organizations, volunteers, interns, donors, and representatives of other organizations.


  • Bachelor's degree required, higher degree preferred, plus 3-5 years of experience with non-profit management and education
  • Fundraising and grant writing experience Budgeting and budget management
  • Enthusiasm and vision in advancing the mission of the Discovery Trail Excellent judgment, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to work independently, while also operating as part of a team; ability to lead and facilitate groups, with tactful persistence in achieving goals
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, including ability to work with a wide variety of people Excellent initiative and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use basic office tools such as Google Drive, Excel, Email, and Microsoft Office, plus ability to learn other software as needed


  • Congenial but fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Office located in downtown Ithaca at the Tompkins Center for History and Culture Must have car and valid license


  • Full time, exempt position
  • Salary $50-55K, commensurate with experience.
  • Excellent benefits (health insurance, retirement and paid time off).


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications accepted until March 21 or until position is filled. Please submit your application to

Include "Executive Director Application" followed by your name in the subject line, and submit cover letter, resume, and references in one pdf. We look forward to receiving your application!


The Discovery Trail is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted 2/25/2019


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SUNY Oswego

Access Services Librarian

Description of Department: Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, and is a member of the SUNY Library Consortium as well as the ACRL Diversity Alliance ( Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas. The Library is evolving, currently in the process of exploring future campus partnerships, reexamining its organizational structure, and migrating to a new library services platform.


Penfield Library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.


Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.


Posting Date: February 15, 2019


Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Additonal information.


Posted 2/20/2019



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Broome County Public Library

Library Clerk

The Civil Service Test for the position of Principal Library Clerk in Broome County has been posted. Application to take the test is required and due March 20. The test will be administered on May 11, 2019. To be considered as a candidate for the position you must successfully complete the civil service test. See also


Principle Library Clerk Job Description

Civil Service Exam Application


Posted 2/6/19


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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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