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Browse Current Job Postings: Binghamton University  | ConnectNY | Elmira Business Institute | North Country Library System | Southern Tier Library System 


Elmira Business Institute

One Position: Full-Time Head Librarian (Exempt Faculty) OR Part-Time Librarian (Faculty)

 

SUMMARY:

The librarian is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the library/resource center and instructional resources that support the college's educational programs and institutional effectiveness.

 

JOB FUNCTIONS:

Job Knowledge/Systems

  • Provide academic support to faculty and students.
  • Database training for faculty and students
  • Train part-time librarians.
  • Execute, deliver and manage College's Information Literacy Plan.
    • Responsible to train faculty on information literacy
  • Conduct Admissions assessments as scheduled.

Resource Management

  • Prepare and administer the library budget by semester.
  • Work closely with the faculty to develop the library collection.
  • Order and catalog new acquisitions.
  • Train and supervise part-time librarians.

Communication

  • Assist students in the fulfillment of library assignments.
  • Orient students to the use of the library.
  • Promote the use of the library.
  • Maintain relations with other libraries and participate in interlibrary loan programs.
  • Visit classrooms to promote awareness of databases and train when necessary.

Organization/Personal Management

  • Arrange library visit, both on-site and off-site, for Freshman Seminar Class.
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of technological developments in the information field, such as on-line services, databases, and CD-ROMs, and advise the college administration on the purchase and use of such services and equipment.
  • Maintain OPALS website.
  • Inventory of Instructional supplies.
  • Manage bookstore (Weeks 1 and 2).
  • Professional organization of library.
  • Librarians are also responsible for the One Stop Make up Shop, the goal of which is to help with the school's retention and servicing of students.
  • Inventory Report (Student Books and Furniture/Equipment) is also prepared by librarians.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA Accredited Institution
  • Minimum three years' experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer skills such as database management, Microsoft Word, Excel

Please email cover letter, resume and the names of three professional references to Kathleen Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Administration at khamilton@ebi.edu.

 

Posted 6/21/2017

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ConnectNY

Member Services Coordinator

CNY (ConnectNY), Inc. is hiring a part-time (25 hours per week) Member Services Coordinator. The new employee will work remotely and report to the Executive Director. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Pamela Jones, Executive Director, at pjones@connectny.org by July 15, 2017 to be considered for the position.

 

The Member Services Coordinator reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director. The person in this position will work energetically to promote collegial communication and build a sense of community across the member institutions through the development of channels of communication and events to engage employees at member libraries. The Member Services Coordinator will be an integral part of the growth of CNY as new members join the consortia.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary CNY liaison to member libraries regarding services and programs.
  • Develop, implement, and assess a communication plan to engage the CNY community in alignment with CNY's mission and goals.
  • Write CNY news items, publish to the Web, and distribute across social media.
  • Assist in planning and promotion of CNY events, serving as CNY liaison about these events.
  • Provide support for Committees of the Board and Committees of the Corporation as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Assist Executive Director with daily operation of CNY as assigned.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of academic library services, and enthusiasm for creating excellent experiences in both physical and virtual environments for all library patrons.
  • Minimum of three (3) years working in an academic library setting or in a higher education consortium.
  • Minimum education level with experience as required above: Bachelor's degree. Preferred education level with experience as required above: Master's degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide customer service.
  • Ability and desire to interact with a diverse higher education community of library employees at all levels.
  • Experience promoting library services.
  • Experience with social media applications.
  • Knowledge of public relations and marketing techniques (needs assessments, community analysis, publicity, and display/exhibit techniques).
  • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of CNY.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment and maintain positive working relationships across the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing organizational priorities and to ever-changing technological environments.

Send resume and application to:

Pamela Jones

Executive Director

CNY (ConnectNY), Inc.

6721 US Highway 11

Potsdam NY 13676

Phone: 716-930-7752

website: http://www.connectny.org

 

 

 

Binghamton University

Digital Web Designer

The Digital Web Designer is responsible for delivering effective, aesthetic, creative designs for websites, web pages, product/project graphics (including art direction of photography), graphics, and banner designs. This position is expected to be hands-on creation with minimal supervision. The object of this position is to make UI/UX simpler, more elegant and usable to the library clients, extend features, create new options and improve existing and future systems. The Digital Designer is a member of the Libraries' Web Working Group and reports to the Head of Digital Initiatives and Resource Discovery.

 

Bachelor degree in Graphic Design or similar education

  • 1-3+ years of digital design experience or relevant work experience
  • Expert level with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Ability to Demonstrate and articulate best practices for HTML, CSS, JQuery and JavaScript
  • Ability to translate projects from concept to completion with minimal oversight
  • Excellence in organization, prioritization, timeliness and attention to detail
  • A good eye for simple and elegant UX design
  • Strong working knowledge of user interface/user experience design best practice
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must be comfortable learning new skills

More info and application procedure here

 

Posted 5/30/2017

 

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North Country Library System

Director

Take a leadership role and assist public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovative service and resource sharing. The North Country Library System seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its next Director. NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State. With a $2.2 million budget and 20 FTE staff, NCLS is a member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries. NCLS's recently renovated 14,000 square-foot, solar powered headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY.


The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region. The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, education with six colleges in the area, good schools and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live.


Responsibilities. The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations. The Director supervises the department managers and works with the Board, staff and library Directors to align System services with the member libraries' needs and priorities. For the complete position description, see NCLS Director Responsibilities.


Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity. Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of innovative library technology; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board.


Salary. The hiring salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.


For further information go to www.nclsweb.org.


To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume and references to NCLSDIRECTORSEARCH@ncls.org on or before the closing date of June 30, 2017.

 

Posted 5/2/2017

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Southern Tier Library System

Engagement Consultant

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

General Statement of Duties

This is a level 4 full time professional position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Professional Development & Outreach. The Engagement Consultant provides support to member libraries relative to all aspects and approaches of library operations specific to system-wide digital collections, website development, digital literacy instruction and regional public library advocacy. Areas of specialization might include: digital librarianship, website design, project management, community engagement, relationship building, trending services, leadership & marketing.

 

Essential Functions of the Position

Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Continually learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices and specifically digital librarianship, community engagement and overall library advocacy.

 

Programming: Works to educate, encourage and support library directors and staff to lead at high levels of efficiency, which results in local library services that enhance community engagement through digital librarianship and overall library advocacy. Focuses on utilizing tools, resources and knowledge that align with best practices to help libraries and their staff exceed standards through training opportunities. Employs trending and innovative ways within the field. Benchmarks national and state practices.

 

Marketing: Responsible for overall library system marketing to member libraries and library system communities to make visible organization's objectives and mission. Communication activities include newsletters, blogs, email, press releases, website content, social media, and all other outlet forms. Strives to make library system services well known to member libraries and their communities to bring regional awareness to public libraries. 


Advocacy: Leads library system advocacy programs at local and state levels. Brings visibility to the successful work of public libraries throughout the region by building relationships with media outlets and elected officials. Coordinates meetings with local and state representatives to discuss the importance of supporting and funding libraries.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exhibits innovative, enthusiastic and adaptive qualities.
  • Willing to work flexible schedule to meet member libraries' needs. 
  • Strong desire to enhance digital presence of library system and member libraries.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills, and aspires to move up within the field.
  • Works cohesively in a team and project-based environment. 
  • Communicates successfully in front of audiences, board members and library staff.
  • Expresses a high-level of empathy for libraries and people with diverse skill-sets.
  • Ability to collaborate with other library system Divisions and align goals with Plan of Service.
  • Proficient in multiple computer applications, and technologically savvy.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school; or Bachelor's degree with relevant digital librarianship and marketing experience.

Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.

Valid driver's license.

 

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of New York State Education laws as they pertain to Public and Association Libraries.
Prior experience working in digital collections, preservation or customer service.

Professionalism and commitment to the field of library science and information.

Active participation in State-level initiatives and Associations.

 

Salary & Benefits

Salary range is $48,000 – $52,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

How to Apply
Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to communitylibrarypartner@stls.org. (Attn: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director).

Documents should be sent as pdf. Attachments. Subject line should read: "Engagement Consultant Search – Southern Tier Library System. Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.

Deadline
Preference will be given to applications received by May 19, 2017, but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Interviewing begins late May. Preferred start date is July 2017.

 

Posted 5/1/2017

 

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