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Associate Librarian, Public Services

Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass

About the Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass:
The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass (www.cmog.org /library) is the world’s foremost library on the art, history and science of glass and glassmaking. Its mission is to maintain a comprehensive collection on the subject of glass, in multiple formats and languages. The Library’s rich collections include books dating to the 12th century, periodicals, an extensive digital collection, over 20,000 works of art on paper and 190 archives. The Library offers reference assistance to glass enthusiasts, researchers and scholars worldwide through its in-person and virtual reference services. The Library has a staff of over 20 FTE and is open to the public seven days a week.

For more about the Rakow Library, click here.

Summary:
As part of a collaborative Rakow Research Library administrative team, the Associate Librarian, Public Services oversees the Library’s Public Services Team and provides a vision for innovative, user-focused reference, outreach, and programming to a world-wide patron base.

The Associate Librarian manages reference, access services, outreach and instruction. Recruits new employees and supports and empowers an existing team of skilled and professional staff.  Works with Library and Museum staff to provide strategic planning and assessment for an organization that embraces technology, fosters community engagement, and supports scholarship, discovery and resource sharing. Represents the Rakow Library and The Corning Museum of Glass in professional organizations and conferences at the state and national level.

Responsibilities:
* Oversees and provides leadership for all aspects of the Library’s public services and provides leadership for reference, access services, outreach and Library instruction.
* Hires, mentors, supervises and supports development of a skilled public services staff.  
* Serves on the Library’s administrative team and acts as a liaison between public services and other Museum and Library departments.
* Advocates for and communicates about Library programs, services, collections, and exhibitions within the Museum and externally.
* With the Chief Librarian, creates and monitors the budget for Public Services.
* Works collaboratively across library departments to develop and implement policies and procedures that reflect current professional standards.
* Supports a rich and varied outreach program, including Library participation in social media outlets, traditional publishing, presentations to external groups, and collaborative projects with partner institutions.
* Participates in the Library’s reference, instruction and outreach programs, including answering reference questions as necessary.
* Serves on Museum-wide committees; participates in Museum projects and exhibitions. 

Qualifications:
* ALA accredited master’s degree.
* Experience working as a public service or reference librarian in a research or special library.
* One to two years’ supervisory experience; excellent supervisory and leadership skills.
* Demonstrated knowledge of public service trends in research libraries.
* Demonstrated understanding of relevant current and emerging information technology. Experience working with library systems and tools such as Alma, Primo, LibAnswers, LibGuides and Piction.
* Experience working with special collections, archives, rare books and art collections preferred.
* Strong communication skills, including the ability to represent the Museum professionally in professional organizations and at conferences.
* Excellent interpersonal and project management skills.
* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

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Public Services Librarian

Clarkson University

About the Position:
Support teaching, learning, and research at Clarkson through information literacy instruction, research consultation, collaboration, and collection development.

Responosibilities:
Information Literacy Education
* Plan, promote, execute, and evaluate the Libraries’ instructional program.
* Work cooperatively with teaching faculty to incorporate information competencies into their courses. Collaborate to identify needs, content and most effective delivery methods for teaching sessions.
* Develop, coordinate, and implement library research and resource-based workshops for the University community. Collaborate across campus to expand learning opportunities and advance the instruction program.
* Represent and introduce the Libraries at first-year student orientations and seminars to increase awareness and utilization of library resources and services.
* Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies to facilitate teaching, learning and research.
* Cultivate and retain a collection of professional readings, suggested activities, training materials, and tutorials for use in instruction and research support.

Reference and Research Support
* Provide reference support and research assistance to faculty, students, and the campus community by receiving and responding to information requests in person and remotely through phone/email/chat.
* Promote and provide scheduled and impromptu research consultations.
* Train and mentor reference desk staff on use of applicable programs and best practices for providing high level patron service; train and supervise 2-3 student reference desk employees each semester.
* Manage staffing and scheduling of reference desk services.
* Create and keep viable general and subject-specific research guides on the Libraries’ website, as well as a variety of information literacy tutorials.
* Assess reference services through review of patron interaction statistics.

Collection Development
* Develop, manage, and evaluate, the Libraries’ collections in collaboration with colleagues as a member of the Collection Development Team.
* Make decisions regarding the selection and retention of print and electronic materials that support the academic curricula.

Marketing and Outreach
* Promote the Libraries’ resources, programs and services through a variety of communication channels and institutional publications. This includes, but is not limited to, digital signboards, the Libraries’ news blog, Facebook posts, and orientation materials.
* Identify partnerships across campus to co-offer events and activities and seek ways to integrate resources and instruction into academic programs.

Public Services
* Assist where needed in hiring, training and supervising student workers in Evening Supervisor and Circulation Desk roles.
* Collaborate with other public services staff on workflow functions of the front office (circulation desk and business services support, including scheduling, policies, and web presence).

Other
* Propose and implement policy for reference, collection development, and information literacy instruction.
* Explore and encourage innovative and creative use of available technology in support of library programs and services.
* Actively participate in institutional service and regional library committees; engage in appropriate professional development and scholarly activities to inform the position and for improvement to instructional programs and reference services.
* Other duties and projects as assigned by the Director of Libraries.

Essential Skills:
* Expertise navigating and searching a wide array of information resources.
* Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills with a high degree of computer literacy; ability to effectively communicate one-to-one, in small groups, and in public speaking contexts.
* Must be fluent in English.
* Aptitude for developing instruction sessions and teaching library users, both individually and in a classroom setting.
* Knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework).
* Ability to comfortably interact with a wide variety of individuals including faculty, students, and staff of the University, as well as outside agencies and vendors.
* Resourcefulness and strong organizational skills; self-motivation and the ability to utilize sound independent judgment.
* Demonstrated flexibility with evidence of successfully working in a team environment.
* Strong service orientation.
* Good time management skills and the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
* Proficiency in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.
* Commitment to continued professional development.

Minimum Qualifications:
* American Library Association (ALA) accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent.
* 1-3 years of experience in an academic library or equivalent professional experience.
* Solid understanding of basic principles of library operations, processes, and trends.
* Experience with emerging technologies useful to the design and delivery of library services and instruction.
Must be able to travel.
Must be able to work evenings and occasional weekends.

Preferred Qualifications
* Second master’s degree or PhD in related field.
* 3-5 years of experience in an academic or research library.
* Experience providing successful library instruction in a college or university setting to students having a wide range of skills and goals.
* Library projects management.
* Experience with integrated library systems.

Physical Demands:
* Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods of time.
* Must be able to read text in all formats.
* Must be able to maneuver about library shelving.
* Must be able to lift or move 20lbs, push book carts weighing up to 60lbs, and rearrange library * furnishings.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop. Clarkson is committed to complying with the guidelines set forth under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

To Apply:
To apply please visit the Clarkson University website.

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Children’s Program Coordinator (Full-Time)

Pawling Free Library

About the Position:
The Pawling Library is seeking a Full Time Children’s Program Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs and services that target children between birth and grade four. We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and innovation to the Pawling Free Library’s programming. The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for children and a willingness to foster partnerships with outside organizations in providing services to the children of Pawling. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to children and parents.

Responsibilities Include:
* Planning and coordinating Children’s Programs.
* Overseeing staff in absence of library director and manager.
* Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for children’s programs.
* Coordinating outreach efforts.
* Seeking alternative funding for children’s programs (i.e. grants and sponsorship).
* Maintaining a children’s program budget.
* Coordinating children’s program volunteers and program support employees.
* Providing statistical information for the director’s monthly report.
* Advising the library administration on library services.
* Assisting in collection development.
* Providing reference, readers advisory and circulation services when needed.

Minimum Requirements:
* Commitment to creative and effective children’s programming.
* Interest in current books and materials of interest to children.
* A high degree of comfort with technology.
* Ability to provide reference service and/or guide children toward developmentally appropriate materials.
* Ability to work cooperatively with others.
Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required.
Early childhood education experience a plus.
Occasional evenings and regular weekends will be required.

Position:
Full-time: 37 hours per week

Pay:
$37,000 - $40,000, depending on qualifications

Benefits:
Paid time off available on an annual basis after six months. Health and dental insurance available after three months.

To Apply:
Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library’s website will be considered.

Posted 3/20


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Full-Time Librarian

Edith B. Ford Memorial Library

About Edith B. Ford Memorial Library:
The Ford Memorial Library is an Association Library located in the Finger Lakes region 25 miles north of Ithaca and 20 miles south of Geneva. Our library is charted to serve 6,600 people and it has seen tremendous growth in the past eight years. Annual library visitors have increased 400% and in 2016 staff oversaw 700 programs. Community outreach is very important to our library with frequent programs presented to community groups, legislative bodies, and at the two local school districts we serve.

About the Position:
The Edith B. Ford Memorial Library in Ovid, NY seeks a full-time Librarian for our dynamic, expanding rural library.
Our library is not for the faint of heart! Our staff are go-getters who thrive in a fast-paced environment. We need someone with leadership skills to initiate new avenues of outreach to expand awareness of our library throughout our service area. The Ford Library is in the beginning stages of a major expansion and our Librarian will have the opportunity to help design new meeting spaces and a children’s room.

The Librarian works under the general supervision of the Director. The opportunity exists for mentorship to become a library leader.

Requirements:
* Strong work ethic, ability to multi-task and think on your feet
* Detail oriented
* Understand the dynamics of a rural library, including necessary tasks related to facility maintenance
* Ability to lift 50 lbs.
* Provide excellent customer service
* Willingness to speak at public events
* Collection development strategies with a strong reader advisory component
* Ability to train and supervise support staff and volunteers
* Technologically savvy with a strength in databases and data analysis
* Ability to identify and write grants, collect statistics related to program outcomes, and write grant reports
* MLS degree as of June 1, 2017 from an ALA accredited program

Salary & Hours:
This full-time position, 30 hours a week, starts at $15/hour, increasing to $17 after a probationary period. Benefits include paid vacation, holidays and personal/sick time; health insurance reimbursement and an HRA. Six additional hours per week available during the school year to run a grant-funded afterschool program for middle school students.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume, professional references, and a letter of interest that reflects personal strengths that align with our position and insight into the operation of a rural library. Letters should be sent via email to Library Director, Shannon O’Connor  with the subject line Librarian Position. Applications will be accepted until April 7, 2017 or until the position is filled. Position start date, June 1, 2017.

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Librarian I (Youth Services)

Troy Public Library

About the Position:
The Troy Public Library currently has an opening in the Young People’s Services Department for a Librarian I (Youth services).  This is a full time (35 Hr/wk) entry level professional position which will involve some evenings and weekends.  This is a provisional appointment.  The successful candidate will need to complete a civil service exam when offered.

Typical Work Activities:
* Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to children and young adults, including online database searches;
*Performs collection development by recommending titles for purchase or deletion;
* Compiles bibliographies
* Develops and implements library programs for children and young adults;
* Assists and advises children and their caregivers in their use and evaluation of library materials and information sources;
* Plans and implements outreach activities for children and their caregivers.

Knowledge and Skills Required:
The person in this position will need a good knowledge of modern principles and practices of public library service; good knowledge of basic library reference tools and services; good knowledge of child development; good knowledge of literature for children and a working knowledge of commonly used computer software, hand held devices and electronic resources as found in libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) from a school accredited by the American Library Association of recognized by the NYS Education Department.

The annual salary range for this position is $32,845 - $42,644.

To Apply:
Contact:

Carol Roberts
Troy Public Library
100 Second Street
Troy, NY  12180


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Reference and Instruction Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

Brooklyn Community College

Job ID: 16478
Location: Bronx Community College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

Assistant Professor:
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor:
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.

Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Reference and Instruction Librarian joins a team of librarians providing students and faculty with one-on-one and group instruction. Position involves direct contact with library users providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance, outreach to faculty engaged in developing Information Literacy knowledge and skills of students, collaboration with librarians to engage college community in effective use of library services and resources, assessment of needs and promotion of awareness of new information products and services. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication. Perform other duties as assigned. Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is required. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

Qualifications:
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.
For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience in an academic, research, or large public library
* Knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary reference services and user education
* Familiarity with the evolving concepts of Information Literacy
* Knowledge of educational and information resources in higher education and current pedagogical theories
* Experience with current web, instructional, and productivity technologies
* Experience working on department/library/college committee
* Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment
* Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process
* Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
* Experience developing collaborative working relationships
* Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
* Evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility

Compensation:
Instructor: $42,860 - $71,000
Assistant Professor: $46,640 - $80,645
Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu and navigating to the following links: Select “Employment”, then select “Search Job Postings” and find JOB ID #16478. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation. For general assistance with your CUNYfirst application, please click here for information.
Closing Date: May 5, 2017

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ IRCA/
Americans with Disabilities Act Employer

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General Librarian

Queens Library

About the Position & Queens Library:
Queens Library, is offering opportunities to work for one of the most dynamic and diverse urban libraries in the world. We are seeking highly-engaged, creative, customer service driven general librarians who are eager for an opportunity to enrich lives in one of our 65 service locations. Queens Library is a renowned leader in providing innovative library and educational services, developing new technology applications and fostering community engagement.

Major Duties:
* Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community.
* Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services.  
* Publicize, plan and conducts programs.  
* Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources.  Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet.
* Recommends and refers customers to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library.
* Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality materials including selecting and ordering materials.
* Monitors the public service floor.
* Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.  
* Assist in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment.
* Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria.   
* Maintains reference and circulation materials.
* Performs outreach to community organizations informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Creates opportunities for adults to contribute to the library through venues such as volunteering, social media postings, blogs, book clubs, etc.
* May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and /or develop library user guides.  
* Performs other duties as assigned or required.
* Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.

Key Competencies:
* Initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service

Requirements:
* Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
* Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously.
* Must be eligible for NYS librarian certification.

Salary:
Annual salaries start at $47,075 for entry level librarians and range between $51,224 to $54,970 for senior/experienced librarians depending on experience.  

What We Offer:
Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful. Find out more at http://qnslib.org/PZD4y.

To Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org referencing “General Librarian” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted 3/8


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Youth Services Manager

Queens Library

About Queens Library:
Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed.   Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.  
Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Youth Services Manager is responsible for managing Youth Services operations at the Flushing community library. In the absence of the Flushing Director and other members of the management team, assumes responsibility for managing the library including overall direction of staff.  

Responsibilities include:
* Leads and supervises all Youth Services staff, including providing timely and objective feedback of performance, fostering the learning and development of staff, as well as for providing and modeling exceptional public service with an emphasis on children, teens and preteens.
* Manages and participates in youth services programming and outreach to the community. Liaises with the community. Ensures public service is given appropriate priority.
* Also responsible for physical maintenance, collection development, community liaising.
* Keeps records and statistics. Prepares reports.  
* Must have demonstrated experience in the following competencies: initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service.
* Performs other duties as required.

Schedule:
The schedule for this position will include Saturdays and evenings.

Qualifications:
* Requires an ALA accredited Master’s degree, and a New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate. Experience as a Young Adult/Children’s Librarian preferred.
* A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the performance management & supervision of full-time librarian staff.
* Must have demonstrated knowledge of library policies and procedures.

To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Youth Services Manager - External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Regional Services Librarian

Northern New York Library Network

About the Position:
The Northern New York Library Network, located in Potsdam, NY, a reference and research resources council that supports libraries across a seven county service area, seeks a Regional Services Librarian.

The NNYLN Regional Services Librarian is responsible for Professional Development, Digitization, Communications, and Regional Resource Sharing.  

Essential Qualification:
1. Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
2. Experience and demonstrable skill in at least one of the following areas:
* Professional Development
* Communications
* Digitization of Research Resources
* Resource Sharing
3.  Excellent customer service skills, tact, and the ability to work with a diverse population.
4.  Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
1.  Ability to innovatively develop Network services designed to meet the needs of Network members.
2.  Working knowledge of contemporary computer applications such as WordPress,     GoogleDocs; Google Sheets; Go-to-Meeting; Adobe Connect; Excel, PowerPoint.
3.  Ability to learn and implement new technology applications.
4.  Ability to analyze technical and professional problems and recommend workable solutions

Compensation:  
$50,000=$55,000, depending upon qualifications, excellent benefits including health insurance and TIAA-CREF retirement.

To Apply:  
Email cover letter, resume and names of three professional references to HR@nnyln.org   

Posted 3/7


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Access Services and Assessment Librarian

Neil Hellman Library, The College of Saint Rose

Job Description:
The College of Saint Rose invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Access Services and Assessment Librarian in the Neil Hellman Library to start August 2017.  We are seeking a capable, self-directed individual who is able to effectively oversee access services and implement an assessment program, while also serving as a collegial member of a team of librarians who work together to deliver effective reference and instruction services.  

Responsibilities will include the following:
* Manage and supervise circulation staff.
* Establish and implement standards, policies, and practices for Access Services including circulation rules and loan periods.
* Manage the circulation and course reserves modules of the integrated library system (Voyager).
* Work with appropriate campus departments to maintain and update patron circulation records.
* Manage accurate shelving and inventories of library collections.
* Promote the course reserves program and act as liaison to faculty to put appropriate materials on course reserve.
* Maintain current knowledge of best practices and evolving trends and issues in matters pertaining to circulation, such as copyright, privacy, labor standards, library technology, and customer service.
* Lead the development and implementation of an assessment plan for the library and the systems necessary to collect, store, process, and disseminate data for internal decision-making and external reporting.
* Coordinate data collection for annual reporting and survey responses including the gathering, reviewing, validating, evaluating, and synthesizing of data submitted by library departments.
* Provide consultation to support librarians and library staff in gathering, processing, analyzing, managing, and reporting data related to library resources and services, which includes providing guidance on conducting unit assessments and identifying suitable qualitative and quantitative protocols.
* Investigate and communicate new methods for data collection, analysis and documentation that contribute to ongoing efforts to validate and improve evaluation instruments and protocols.
* Prepare and deliver internal training and documentation on statistical tools, statistical analyses, and assessment methodologies.
* Work regularly scheduled hours at the Reference Desk, including evening and weekend shifts in rotation.
* Teach bibliographic instruction and promote information literacy.
* Create and maintain subject-specific web pages using LibGuides.
* Liaise with the Institutional Effectiveness office as needed.
* Liaise to select academic programs and departments.
As a member of The College of Saint Rose faculty, responsibilities also include advising, attending internal and external events, serving on Library and College committees, and engaging in scholarship.

Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a MLS or MSIS from an ALA accredited program, superior written and oral communication skills, experience in a supervisory capacity, strong technology skills, experience as an academic reference librarian and in library instruction, familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues, and familiarity with library assessment tools.

To Apply:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin immediately.

For more information and to apply click here.

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Librarian III - Children's Department

Finkelstein Memorial Library

About Finkelstein Memorial Library:
Finkelstein Memorial Library is the largest library in Rockland County, New York. Located at 24 Chestnut Street in Spring Valley. The Library serves a very diverse community.  This year the Library is celebrating its 100th Year Anniversary.

About the Position:
Effective on or about June 1, 2017 there will be a Librarian III position available in the Children's Department.

Distinguishing Features:
The work involves assisting patrons in the selection of materials and answers reference questions.  Approves department weekly schedule; train and supervise Librarian I, Librarian II, Library Assistant, Clerical and all other positions. Plans programs; keeps informed of developments by reading journals, attending meetings and participating in continuing education.  Prepares annual departmental budget.  Evaluates staff performance. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director.  

General Characteristics:
Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service, knowledge of library organizations, procedure, policy and services.  Scheduling and supervising experience necessary. Knowledge of computers and their application to library services; good judgment; ability to get along with others; adaptability.  Administrative experience required.  

Minimum Qualifications:
Professional certification as a Public Librarian recognized by the New York State Department of Education, and three year' s experience as Librarian II.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:
35 hours/week. Includes one evening per week and one Saturday every four weeks.
Salary per union contract
Generous benefits package

To Apply:
If interested, please send your letter of interest along with your resume by March 30, 2017 to:  

Debra Wicke
Head of Human Resources
Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977

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Librarian III - Technical Services Department

Finkelstein Memorial Library

About Finkelstein Memorial Library:
Finkelstein Memorial Library is the largest library in Rockland County, New York. Located at 24 Chestnut Street in Spring Valley. The Library serves a very diverse community.  This year the Library celebrates its 100th year anniversary.

About the Position:
Effective on or about June 1, 2017 there will be a Librarian III position available in the Technical Services Department.

Distinguishing Features:  
Approves department weekly schedule; train and supervise Librarian I, Librarian II, Clerical and all other positions. Cataloging experience a must. Keeps informed of developments by reading journals, attending meetings and participating in continuing education.  Prepares annual departmental budget.  Evaluates staff performance. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director.

General Characteristics:  
Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service, knowledge of library organizations, procedure, policy and services.  Scheduling and supervising experience necessary. Knowledge of computers and their application to library services; good judgment; ability to get along with others; adaptability.  Administrative experience required.  

Minimum Qualifications:  
Professional certification as a Public Librarian recognized by the New York State Department of Education, and at least three year' s experience as Librarian II.

Hours, Salary, and Benefits:  
35 hours/week. Includes one evening per week and one Saturday every four weeks.
Salary per union contract
Generous benefits package

To Apply:
If interested, please send your letter of interest along with your resume by March 30, 2017 to:  

Debra Wicke
Head of Human Resources
Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977

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Children's Librarian

Brooklyn Public Library

About Brooklyn Public Library:
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), the nation’s 5th largest public library system, with an operating budget of over a hundred million dollars, is committed to providing the borough’s 2.5 million people with quality services, programs, and a vibrant learning environment through a network of 60 neighborhood libraries.

About the Position:
The Library is seeking full-time Children’s Librarians to deliver quality library services and programs. The Children's Librarian, under the supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work for all ages concentrating on service to children, their parents and caregivers.   

This position requires professional knowledge and judgment, including, but not limited to, reference and reader’s advisory services, collection development, and individual/group programming. The work schedule is 35 hours per week.

Duties & Responsibilities:
* Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for all age groups utilizing print and electronic resources
* Develops, maintains, and promotes the children's collection in the branch
* Maintains the attractive appearance of the children’s room/area through appropriate displays
* Plans, conducts, schedules, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits for children birth to age 12  and their parents, educators, and caregivers
* Visits schools, neighborhood organizations, community meetings and participates in community affairs promoting Brooklyn Public Library services, collections and programs
* Acts as an advocate for children and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, childcare centers and other local agencies that work with children
* Serves on committees when necessary
* Interprets and implements BPL policy
* Performs other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications:
* Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; upcoming graduates are welcome to apply
* Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York, required
* General experience working with the public and diverse communities
* Excellent customer relations and communication skills
* Knowledge of children's literature and programming as well as child development
* Experience providing early childhood or early literacy programming desirable
* Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, service and programming trends for children, and urban public library issues
* Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications
* Bilingual skills highly desirable
* Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to job2180@bklynlibrary.org

Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Young Adult Coordinator

Riverhead Free Library

The Riverhead Free Library is seeking a full-time energetic librarian to supervise plan and manage the activities of young adult services

Supervision:
* Works under the general direction of the Library Director
* Performs responsible functions requiring considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing services to young adults both within the library and the community.
* Supervises  employees in Teen Department

Job Environment:
* Performs work under typical library conditions; library hours may require evening and weekend work.
* Makes frequent contacts with the public, schools, other libraries, social service agencies, civic organizations and other professional organizations.

Responsibilities:
* Plans, organizes, implements, supervises and evaluates services to tweens and young adults.
* Participates as part of the management team in developing goals, policies and procedures as relating to young adults.
* Advocates for young adults and young adult services with other community agencies.
* Initiates, plans and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by tweens and young adults between the ages of 12 to 18.
* Involves young adults in planning and implementing services for their age group.
* Selects, evaluates, maintains and discards young adult materials based on professional judgment, preferences of young adults and acknowledged review sources.
* Proficient in current technology
* Provides reference and readers' advisory services, and library orientation to young adults.
* Collaborates with schools and other agencies to serve young adults.
* Promotes, publicizes and represents young adult services and the library to the community and local agencies in cooperation with other library departments.
* Trains, supervises and evaluates staff and volunteers.
* Identifies, collects and interprets statistics as needed.

Qualifications:
* Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school
* Knowledge, Ability and Skills
* Broad and current knowledge of young adult literature, and electronic resources.
* A broad knowledge of the intellectual, emotional, psychological and physical development of adolescents is essential.
* Genuine respect for young adults and an ability to establish rapport with them.
* Ability to administer and direct the work of staff and volunteers.
* Ability to express oneself orally and in writing.
* Flexibility, initiative, energy, patience and tact to deal effectively with the public.
* Excellent people and reference skills.
* Planning and organizational skills needed.
* Spanish speaking a plus.

Benefits:
* NYS Retirement system
* NYS Health Benefits
* Metlife Dental

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume  to Kerrie.mcmullensmith@riverheadlibrary.org  by March 17, 2017

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Part-Time Youth Services Librarian

Brentwood Public Library

The Brentwood Public Library is seeking a part-time librarian to join the Youth Services Department.

Job Description:
* Assist patrons in the use of the library and its resources.
* Perform readers’ advisory for children, their caregivers, and teens.
* Conduct programs for children and teens.
* Participate in community outreach.
* Must possess strong computer skills with the ability to use a variety of electronic and digital devices.

Required Qualifications:
* Must have a Master’s degree from an ALA accredited school.
* Must have 12 graduate credits in children’s services, with at least three credits in children’s literature.
* Spanish language skills are a plus.

Hours:
This position is for 17 hours that include nights and weekends.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should email a resume to:

Tara Kohles
Head of Children’s Services
Brentwood Public Library
34 Second Avenue
Brentwood, NY 11717
(631)273-7883 ext.214

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Youth Services Librarian(s)

Providence  Community Library

Want to help strengthen neighborhoods and build community?  Want to live in a diverse, accepting, historic, creative and vibrant city, near beaches and sandwiched between Boston and New York City?  Providence Community Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian to work in a busy, neighborhood library.  The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and teens
* Planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from infants to teens
* Providing reader’s advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers
* Promoting the development of pre-literacy and literacy skills in children and teens
* Assisting patrons, particularly children and teens, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects
* Acting as liaison with other agencies in the community, which serve children and teens, to promote the library
* Creating a welcoming environment in the Youth Services area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources

Qualifications: 
MLS from an ALA accredited school.   Minimum three years professional experience as a Children’s Librarian for the L-II position.  Bi-lingual a plus.

Providence Community Library is preparing to start a strategic planning initiative in 2017 that seeks to strengthen services to meet the needs of its diverse and dense urban neighborhoods.  Energetic, service-oriented librarians are encouraged to apply.
Annual salary:  $38,727 L-I/$45,533 L-II

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Maria Melvin, HR Manager
mmelvin@provcomlib.org
(401) 467-2700 x. 1606

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Library Director

Woodbury Public Library

About the Woodbury Public Library:
The Woodbury Public Library is made up of the Rushmore Memorial Branch located in Highland Mills and the Ida Cornell Branch located in Central Valley. The Board of Trustees seeks candidates with demonstrated leadership and excellent communication skills to engage our community members and expand the library’s services and partnership opportunities. The library currently serves 11,353 residents with a staff of 2 full and 11 part-time employees with an annual budget of $789,390 funded by the Town of Woodbury.

Responsibilities:
The Library Director is responsible for implementation of library policies, supervision and mentoring of employees within a union environment, maintenance of two library properties, development of the library’s budget, effective collaboration with community groups and local government, and evaluation of library services to meet community needs.

Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by The American Library Association and two (2) years of professional library experience. Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application. Applicant must be eligible to be appointed from the civil service list, held by the Orange County Department of Human Resources.

Salary:
Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is in the range of $61,000 to $71,000. 80% of health insurance costs are paid by the employer.

To Apply:
Interested individuals must send a cover letter and resume to pasteledc@optonline.net include “WPL Director application” in the subject line by March 10, 2017

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Reference and Instructional Design Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

Bronx Community College

Assistant Professor:
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor:
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.
Reporting to the Chief Librarian at Bronx Community College, the Reference and Instruction Librarian joins a team of librarians providing students and faculty with one-on-one and group instruction. Position involves direct contact with library users providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance, outreach to faculty engaged in developing Information Literacy knowledge and skills of students, collaboration with librarians to engage college community in effective use of library services and resources, assessment of needs and promotion of awareness of new information products and services. Evening and weekend hours are required.
Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication. Perform other duties as assigned.  Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is required.
All appointments are subject to financial availability

Compensation:
Instructor: $42,860 - $71,000
Assistant Professor: $46,640 - $80,645
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Required Qualifications:
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience in an academic, research, or large public library
* Knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary reference services and user education
* Familiarity with the evolving concepts of Information Literacy
* Knowledge of educational and information resources in higher education and current pedagogical theories
* Experience with current web, instructional, and productivity technologies
* Experience working on department/library/college committee
* Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment
* Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process
* Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
* Experience developing collaborative working relationships
* Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
* Evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility  

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at www.cuny.edu and navigating to the following links:  Select “Employment”, then select “Search Job Postings” and find JOB ID #16400. Please attach resume and cover letter. References on request. Please do not include any other documentation.
Closing Date: April 18, 2017
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY  
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.BCC

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Library Director IV

Tompkins County Public Library

About the Tompkins County Public Library:
The Library, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of $4,004,856 supported by county funding with additional support from the Town of Ithaca, the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Tompkins Public Library. Tompkins County Public Library, chartered to serve the county of 101,950, serves as the Central Library of the Finger Lakes Library System’s 33 libraries in 5 counties. The Library was originally founded by Ezra Cornell in 1864 as the Cornell Library Association and served as the first site of classes, faculty meetings and graduation of Cornell University. The current beautiful 66,747square-foot Library facility is at present undergoing renovations to add a new 21st Century Digital Lab, Makerspace and a new Teen Center as a result of a successful $3.57 million fundraising campaign.  In 2016, the dedicated and award- winning staff (42.41 FTE) provided services to close to 400,000 visitors, circulated 816,517 items, hosted more than 33,200 attendees for programs and offered more than one million online interactions through the library website, the‘TCPL to Go’ library app, catalog, digital collections internet and wireless access.  
Ithaca is located in Tompkins County and the beautiful Finger Lakes region of central New York State, a vital and engaged community that is home to Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College.  Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will find numerous opportunities to hike, bike, ski, enjoy beautiful Cayuga Lake and seek new adventures. The Library is located in the center of a busy and growing downtown that includes a wide variety of restaurants and shops. Tompkins County offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities, a thriving cultural scene and award-winning school systems.  

To learn more, visit Ithaca and Tompkins County, New York.

About the Position:
The Tompkins County Public Library Board of Directors seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship and community engagement, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community.

Responsibilities:
The Library Director has overall responsibility for administration of staff, resources and resource development, long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, fiscal affairs, personnel and labor relations.  Responsible for leading the Library to respond both positively and rapidly to changing community needs and demographics.  Responsible for organizational development, contract negotiations and staff development. Responsible for fundraising, facilitating and maintaining close working relationships with the Tompkins County Legislature, Tompkins County Public Library Foundation, The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, and the City and Town of Ithaca.

Requirements:
Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies and possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate and eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.
Other preferred qualifications include: experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising skills, experience working with budgets, construction and/or renovation experience, and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies. 

  This position is a New York State Civil Service position. See Tompkins County Public Library Director Position Description to review the full position description.  

To Apply:
Interested applicants should complete and submit the Tompkins County electronic application and attach a cover letter and resume by April 21, 2017.  This vacancy posting is running in conjunction with the examination announcement.  Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be invited to take the online training and experience examination through the NYS website starting June 1, 2017.  If you have any questions about the application or the examination process or need any assistance throughout the process please contact the Tompkins County Department of Human Resources (607) 274-5526

TCPL is an equal opportunity employer

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Part-Time Library Director

Stony Creek Free Library

The Stony Creek Free Library, a small public library located in Warren County, seeks an energetic, passionate, experienced, community-minded person for the position of Library Director.  Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership skills, articulate and advocate the library’s strategic direction, provide sound fiscal management, and promote collaborative relationships throughout the community.

This is a part-time position scheduled to work 20 hours per week; it requires a candidate with an associate’s degree of equivalent and demonstrates communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.  Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and familiarity with the library’s service community is desirable.  Starting salary is between $14.00 and $16.00 an hour, depending on experience.  A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website at http://stonycreekfreelibrary.sals.edu/.

Please email a cover letter and resume to stonycreekfreelibrary@outlook.com.

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Libraries and Information Technology Science Librarian

St. Lawrence University

About St. Lawrence University:
Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.
The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu/.

About the Position:
St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian.  Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library.  The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.
The successful candidate for this 12-month position will supervise the Science Library staff, manage the collections, and provide instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences. To do so s/he must be able to work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills.  While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues which engages in the development of policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.
The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
* Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
* Interest and desire to successfully use and support science resources.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.
* Degree in the sciences or related research experience.
* Previous academic library experience.

To Apply:
Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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Youth Services Librarian

Catskill Public Library

About the Catskill Public Library:
The Catskill Public Library, built in 1901, is a Carnegie Library located in upstate New York in the Catskill Mountain region. Its branch library is located in the hamlet of Palenville, America’s first artist colony. The Library serves a population of approximately 13,000.

About the Position:
The Catskill Public Library is in search of a dynamic, positive, high-energy, people-person to fill a Full-Time Youth Services Librarian position.

Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000
This is a Civil Service Position.

Requirements:
A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with 1-2 years of professional library experience.

Special Requirements:
Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at the time of application and possession of a certificate at the time of appointment.

General Responsibilities Include:
* Forming and maintaining positive working relationships with coworkers, library users and community organizations as well as acting as liaison for library services
* Providing reference and reader's advisory services to all library users
* Performing on-line database searches and assisting others in such searches
* Assisting library users with all types of hand-held devices
* Implementing and/or enhancing library automation projects and services
* Developing and conducting library tours, outreach, and presentations
* Evaluating, selecting and purchasing of library materials
* Designing and producing public relations and library instructional materials
* Seeking and implementing grant-funding
* Cataloging and processing work
* Keeping informed of professional developments through literature, participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, and continuing education opportunities

Youth Services-Specific Responsibilities Include:
* Planning and implementing programming in both our main location and branch location, at both in-house and outreach locations with primary focus on youth services (ages 0-17) as well as parents, guardians, and caregivers
* Being comfortable regularly advocating out in the community
* Advocating for youths both in the library and in the community
* Being comfortable stepping into already existing youth services programs.

Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics:
* Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of library science
* Knowledge of and comfort with computer technology, mobile and hand-held devices and on-line database systems
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all age groups and skill-levels
* Ability to think critically to understand the needs of library users
* Ability to function as a team member in the planning and implementation of library projects
* Ability to work independently
* Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public
* The ideal candidate will be a friendly, approachable, customer service oriented, forward-thinking individual with an unshakeable positive attitude and a strong belief in lifelong learning. The ability to see the silver lining regardless of situation is a plus.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to
Library Director, Sue Ray: director@catskillpubliclibrary.org
Subject Heading: "Youth Services Librarian Position"
Deadline: March 1, 2017

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Dean of Libraries

Hudson County Community College

About Hudson County Community College:
Hudson County Community College is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college with two campuses located just across the Hudson River from Manhattan in Jersey City and Union City, NJ. Fully accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recognized with the 2012 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, was one of just five finalists in the U.S. for the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Student Success Award, and was presented with the New Jersey Business & Industry Association’s Good Neighbor Awards in 2009 for the Culinary Arts Conference Center and in 2012 for the North Hudson Campus Project, and in 2015 for the state-of the art, award-winning Library Building.
In 2016, the HCCC Library was recognized by the Association of College and Research Libraries with its EXCELLENCE award for its innovative programs, offerings and services. Hudson County Community College is the first college or university in the state ever to achieve that recognition.  

About the Position:
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Student and Educational Services, the Dean of Libraries will provide leadership to meet the information and research needs of the campus and surrounding community. The Dean will articulate a strategic vision for the future of the library, and continue to facilitate the transformation of the Library into a vibrant, student-centered, 21st century, academic and cultural hub. The Dean of the Libraries integrates diverse resources and technologies, collaborates with college constituents, and cultivates a dynamic teaching and learning environment. The Dean of Libraries fosters an organizational climate that promotes diversity, encourages innovation, and provides effective leadership to Library staff and students.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and forward-thinking Library professional to join an award-winning team in a highly collaborative environment that encourages creativity and innovation.

Requirements:
* Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university (doctorate preferred)
* Ability to envision and articulate goals for an innovative , forward-looking  academic library
* Demonstrated leadership skills; ability to mentor and nurture staff
* At least five years’ experience in an academic library in progressively responsible positions; at least three years’ supervisory experience
* Budget management experience
* Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively
* Commitment to professional growth within the field; active participation in statewide and national library associations

To Apply:
Send a letter of application, resume, salary requirements and names/contact information of three professional references to:

Via USPS:
Hudson County Community College
Department of Human Resources
81 Sip Avenue - Mezzanine Level
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Via Email:
Resumes@hccc.edu

Via Fax:
201-714-2509

For additional information about the College, please visit www.hccc.edu. Employment opportunities at Hudson County Community College may be obtained at www.njherc.org, www.higheredjobs.com, and www.latinosinhighered.com.

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.
HCCC IS AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER

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Associate Dean of the Library

University of Scranton

About the University of Scranton:
The University of Scranton is a regional institution of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students located in northeast Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains. Recognized nationally for the quality of its education, Scranton is one of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is committed to providing liberal arts education and strong professional and pre-professional programs in the context of Ignatian educational principles, especially the care and development of the whole person. Drawing on the strengths that have made it a recognized leader in the Northeast (ranked 8th among the master’s level universities in the North by U.S. News and World Report. Scranton is committed to a culture of scholarship and excellence in teaching and is moving into the front ranks of American’s comprehensive universities.

About the Position:
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library at the University of Scranton invites applications for a full-time, Associate Dean commencing June 2017. The Weinberg Memorial Library provides superior resources, services and programs in support of the dynamic scholarly, cultural and social endeavors of the University and the community at large. The Library plays an integral role in teaching, learning, and research on campus, fostering a culture of collaboration, interdisciplinarity, innovation, creativity, and sustainability. Our work environment is forward-looking and participatory, with an emphasis on transparency and faculty/staff development.

The successful candidate will bring strong communicative and interpersonal abilities in order to provide strategic/operational leadership for the Library; supervise the day-to-day management of the Library facilities, collections, and staff; collaborate with University faculty, administration, and staff; cultivate student learning and formation; work with academic departments to achieve and maintain accreditation; assess library services, programs, and evolving user needs; encourage integration of technology into the delivery of library services; and advocate in support of library services and programs that promote transformational education that is engaged, integrated, and global.

Qualifications:
Qualified applicants should have an American Library Association-accredited Master’s Degree and six years of library/archives experience at a managerial or administrative level, including at least four years in an academic library.
Dr. Debra Pellegrino, Academic Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies at The University of Scranton, serves as the Search Committee Chair.

To Apply:
Applicants must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/961418 and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Position is open until filled but applications will be reviewed beginning March 13, 2017.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. Scranton is an EOE Employer/Educator.  Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Library Director I

Watkins Glen Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Watkins Glen Public Library, a lively community hub in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director I.  This is a part-time  professional position requiring a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school and the NY State Professional Librarian Certificate.  Application for the required Civil Service Training and Experience Exam should be made through the Schuyler County Civil Service Department, 105 9th Street, Watkins Glen NY 14891-1633.  Application forms are available here.  The position will be available July 1, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received before March 30th. For more information about the library, see our website, contact us at watkins@stls.org, or stop in for a visit at 610 S. Decatur Street in Watkins Glen.

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Associate Librarian

SUNY Potsdam

About SUNY Potsdam:
SUNY Potsdam has defied expectations since 1816, focusing on teaching, learning, and creative innovation through the nation’s first school of Music Education, a proud tradition of teacher education, and a remarkable school of Arts and Sciences. We are simultaneously one of SUNY’s most-watched creative campuses AND second best in SUNY’s comprehensive colleges for students enrolled in STEM fields – and we are chasing down first place.  To support this amazing community, the College Libraries have adopted a mission focused on forging dynamic partnerships, empowering our vibrant and diverse academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas, and collaborate effectively. Our goals align with The Potsdam Pledge, which focuses on our community goals of vital teaching and learning, freedom of thought, belief and expression, respect and responsibility, safety and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and integrity in all we do. Because we are aware that we are a historically white and historically regional college that has an increasingly diverse population, we are working to understand our differences as we integrate students from beautiful rural upstate New York with students from the vibrant urban environments of downstate New York, preparing all of our community members to live global lives. With full support from our new Provost hired in 2015, the College Libraries are responding to these changes.

About the Position:
This technical services and metadata leadership position is an ideal opportunity for a librarian interested in the blend of tradition and experimentation in an increasingly diverse, inclusive, transparent, and flexible environment.  The Coordinator will join nine library faculty and six support staff who include a mix of “lifers” who have settled in Potsdam for the foreseeable future, and new folks who will learn from us, do good work here, and move on in their careers better for the experience – and we welcome the diversity of perspectives that both kinds of professionals bring to our campus. The Coordinator will have faculty rank of Associate Librarian in a tenure-track faculty position subject to criteria for reappointment, promotion, and tenure as established by the SUNY Board of Trustees and the Personnel Policies of the College Libraries, with a negotiable minimum salary of $60,000. As a part of this team and community, the Coordinator will provide leadership and vision for the Libraries’ management of content in all formats, and will be responsible for access to library materials, including metadata creation in support of print, digital, and Open Access collections. Technical Services currently encompasses acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and discovery, and will expand to include digitization of local collections. The Coordinator will supervise one librarian and two Library Clerks, and will be a key member of the Management Team of the Libraries. We expect that the Coordinator will provide leadership for the following projects or types of projects: migrate, in 2018, from a local implementation of ALEPH 500 to a new consortial LSP hosting all SUNY campus bibliographic files, including review of all technical services processes and workflows during and post-migration; engage our campus with Open Educational Resources (OER) and develop a sustainability plan for OERs; establish infrastructure and processes to support student research initiatives – in many varied formats – and to showcase the campus’s research output; support technical services staff in purchase, cataloging, and maintenance of materials for the F.W. Crumb main library, and the Julia E. Crane music library; mentor the professional development of a new Electronic Resources and Serials librarian and participate in skills and professional development for library staff; integrate patron-driven or purchase-on-demand processes into current acquisitions, ILL, and catalog environments. 
Specific responsibilities will be collaboratively refined with the Director of Libraries after hire, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. As a holistic member of the library staff working in a leadership role, the Coordinator’s responsibilities may include face-to-face or online research assistance, information literacy instruction, and/or collection development – again, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Library faculty are also expected and encouraged to engage with the academic and student life of the campus through committee, teaching, or other service opportunities and current library faculty have built a strong reputation as valued members of our community through these kinds of service engagements. 

Required Qualifications: 
A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country). 

Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience working in academic or research libraries; sufficient experience in libraries to ensure the candidate can achieve continuing appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian; sufficient experience with library technical services to allow for confident leadership of the department; demonstrated experience working with, doing research with, or teaching under-represented groups.

To Apply:
Please visit our website and search for job posting U-00196.  Applications reviewed as received and position is open until filled.

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Senior Assistant Librarian

SUNY Potsdam

The College Libraries at SUNY Potsdam are reorganizing our technical services functions, and hiring an Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian to support the core functions of discovery, access, and management of information resources.  

About SUNY Potsdam:
SUNY Potsdam has defied expectations since 1816, focusing on teaching, learning, and creative innovation through the nation’s first school of Music Education, a proud tradition of teacher education, and a remarkable school of Arts and Sciences. We are simultaneously one of SUNY’s most-watched creative campuses AND second best in SUNY’s comprehensive colleges for students enrolled in STEM fields – and we are chasing down first place. To support this amazing community, the College Libraries have adopted a mission focused on forging dynamic partnerships, empowering our vibrant and diverse academic community to do thoughtful research, explore new ideas, and collaborate effectively. Our goals align with The Potsdam Pledge, which focuses on our community goals of vital teaching and learning, freedom of thought, belief and expression, respect and responsibility, safety and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and integrity in all we do. Because we are aware that we are a historically white and historically regional college that has an increasingly diverse population, we are working to understand our differences as we integrate students from beautiful rural upstate New York with students from the vibrant urban environments of downstate New York, preparing all of our community members to live global lives. With full support from our new Provost hired in 2015, the College Libraries are responding to these changes.

About the Position:
This librarian position is an ideal opportunity for someone interested in the blend of tradition and experimentation in an increasingly diverse, inclusive, transparent, and flexible environment. The librarian will join 9 library faculty and 6 support staff who include a mix of “lifers” who have settled in Potsdam for the foreseeable future, and new folks who will learn from us, do good work here, and move on in their careers better for the experience – and we welcome the diversity of perspectives that both kinds of professionals bring to our campus. The librarian will have faculty rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, in a tenure-track faculty position subject to criteria for reappointment, promotion, and continuing appointment as established by the SUNY Board of Trustees and the Personnel Policies of the College Libraries, with a negotiable minimum salary of $48,000.
As a part of this team and community, the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian will provide expertise in managing the libraries’ electronic and print subscriptions, and the technologies necessary to maintain and access those resources. The librarian will report to the Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator, as a part of a department that also includes two library clerks working in acquisitions, cataloging, serials, discovery, and digitization of local collections. We expect that the librarian will be involved at varying levels of responsibility in the following projects or types of projects: migrating in 2018 from a local implementation of ALEPH 500 to a new consortial LSP hosting all SUNY campus bibliographic files, including review of all technical services processes and workflows during and post-migration; maintaining and optimizing our use of software services that provide discovery and access to electronic resources; Engaging our campus with Open Educational Resources and developing a sustainability plan for OERs; establishing infrastructure and processes to support student research initiatives – in many varied formats – and to showcase the campus’s research output; supporting technical services staff in purchase, cataloging, and maintenance of materials for the F.W. Crumb main library and the Julia E. Crane music library. 
Specific responsibilities will be refined in coordination with the Technical Services and Metadata Coordinator and the Director of Libraries, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. As a holistic member of the library staff, the Coordinator’s responsibilities may include face-to-face or online research assistance, information literacy instruction, and/or collection development – again, building on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate. Library faculty are also expected and encouraged to engage with the academic and student life of the campus through committee, teaching, or other service opportunities and current library faculty have built a strong reputation as valued members of our community through these kinds of service engagements. Required

Qualifications: 
A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country), earned by the proposed start date. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Sufficient experience in libraries, at any level, to ensure the candidate can achieve continuing appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian; sufficient experience with library technical services principles to allow for confident participation in the life of the department; and demonstrated experience working with, doing research with, or teaching under-represented groups. 

To Apply:
Submission of a detailed cover letter that explains your interest in the position and what you have to offer our institution, and describes how you will approach the key projects listed in the job description; submission of a one page statement detailing how your previous work and/or service has supported the success of students from diverse/underrepresented backgrounds, or contributed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus environment. Applicants with no prior involvement with such processes should indicate how they would advance SUNY Potsdam’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals; and upload a word document with contact information for three professional references.  For more details on the libraries, the position, and to submit an application, please visit our website.

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Library Communications & Community Relations Specialist

Mohawk Valley Library System

The Mohawk Valley Library System, a cooperative public library system serving Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties, seeks a full time Communications Specialist to coordinate community engagement and communications activities for MVLS and the 14 individual public libraries that make up the system, under the supervision of the system executive director.
More information is available at www.mvls.info

General Statement of Duties:  
The MVLS Communications Specialist will work with the public libraries in Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady and Schoharie counties, helping these libraries gather community input, communicate library service impact and advocate for sustainable funding.  The position requires a high degree of organization, attention to detail and self-motivation as well as a commitment to the public library mission.

Typical Work Activities (Illustrative Only):

Community Relations:
* Develop and analyze community surveys for member libraries
* Facilitate & report on community focus groups and listening sessions for member libraries
* Coach member library staff to encourage community presentations and assist with presentations
* Educate member library staff & trustees on the importance of community engagement

Communications:
* Works with MVLS and member libraries to develop and implement Communications Plans
* Assists MVLS and member libraries with websites, social media and other communications platforms
* Develops a project to collect and disseminate Library Impact Stories
* Develops system-wide communications for National Library Week, Banned Books Week, etc.

Advocacy
* Works with member libraries to develop sustainability plans
* Works with member libraries on communications activities for budget votes
* Provides member library workshops on communications & advocacy topics
* Performs other communications and member library services related duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Willingness to work a flexible schedule to meet member libraries’ needs
* Willingness to travel to all MVLS communities. A valid NYS Driver’s License is required
* Schedules time effectively, meets deadlines, and deals with interruptions
* Ability to plan, develop and implement training for member libraries
* Communicates confidently before audiences, board members, elected officials and library staff
* Fluent with computer technologies necessary for communications: data management, web development etc.
* Working knowledge of public library services and practices
* Tact and courtesy in dealing with employees, clients, member libraries, and the public
* Ability to work collegially and cooperatively with a wide variety of system & member library clients

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field  
Professional experience with community engagement in a public or non-profit environment

Additional Qualifications:
MLS degree if paired with Communications and Community Engagement experience

Salary:  
$44,694 minimum depending on experience, with benefits including health insurance, NYS retirement etc.

To Apply:
Deadline for Applications:  Friday, March 10, 2017
Apply by resume to:

Eric Trahan, Director
Mohawk Valley Library System
858 Duanesburg Road
Schenectady, New York 12306. 

The Mohawk Valley Library System is an equal opportunity employer.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for people with disabilities.

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Communication and Administrative Coordinator

Pioneer Library System

A full job-posting is available here.  The application deadline is 3/1/17.

The Pioneer Library System is looking for a dynamic individual with the initiative, attention to detail, and drive to see what's coming around the corner (and plan for "what ifs") that will help us fulfill our mission to make libraries strong, vibrant, and sustainable.

Primary Objectives of the Position:  
Through effective execution of wide-ranging administrative duties, this position supports two key areas of our work: 1) Member Library Communication and Engagement; and 2) Administration.  The responsibilities will require you to work closely with staff members from across the organization and specifically to support the Executive Director and the Administration Department.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary range $34,000-$37,000 depending on experience.  Benefits include vacation, holidays, health insurance, and membership in the New York Retirement System.  Many opportunities for continuing education. 

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Part-Time Library Director

Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library

The Stewart B. Lang Memorial Library, located in Cato, NY and serving a rural population of approximately 4500, is seeking a Part-Time Library Director.

About the Position: 
This position requires someone with an outgoing personality and an ability to plan for the future of the library, providing staff leadership and vision for programming and growth.  The successful candidate will be able to work with patrons of all ages, have excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable working with library catalogs or information-management systems and technology.  Grant-writing experience and experience working in a library or similar setting strongly preferred.  Compensation is dependent on education and experience. 

Requirements: Work between 25 – 30 hours per week
Minimum 2 years of full-time college completed
Bachelor’s degree preferred
No civil service exam required for this position

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter by March 1 to slangmem@gmail.com or mail to: 

Library Director Search
PO Box 58
Cato, NY 13033

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Central Library Assistant Manager, Programming & Outreach

Queens Library

About Queens Library:
Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed.   Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.
 
Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Central Library Assistant Manager is a member of a cross functional Central Library Management team dedicated to providing customer service across the entire Central Library while assisting the Queens Library Programming/Outreach Manager in employing goals and work plans to manage the daily operations and delivery of Central Library programs & outreach.
* Assists in the management of the Central Library. Assists with the direct and indirect supervision, performance management, motivation, development, coaching, and training of all Central Library Librarians, (Customer Service, and other staff).
* Ensures and provides quality customer service to internal and external customers in a timely manner and with a positive, proactive, customer-focused attitude using standards and guidelines set by Queens Library for the delivery of customer service. Promotes staff and customer understanding of the wide range of Queens Library programs and services.  
* Continually evaluates programs & outreach by reviewing usage patterns, circulation and community demographics with a focus on increasing circulation & usage. Assists in the identification of materials for acquisition with a focus on developing a collection that meets the needs of the community.
* Regularly supervises and audits the appearance, operation and condition of the library’s public service areas, book stacks and physical space.
* Effectively and efficiently assists with managing budgets. Assists in the preparation and maintenance of required reporting using approved formats in a timely manner.
* Develops and maintains relationships with local organizations and schools. Participates in committees and represents the organization as required. Manages the performance of programming/outreach direct reports.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
* ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree required.
* A minimum of one year of managerial experience including the performance management & supervision of full-time librarian staff and two years of post-MLS experience is required.
* Library, museum or similar cultural organizational experience preferred. Budget management experience preferred.  Must be knowledgeable of trends in public library service.
* Demonstrated cross-functional collaboration, influencing and consensus building skills required. Demonstrated ability to synthesize information and maintain organization-wide perspective while delivering and setting individual goals required.
* Must be able to lead, coach and develop staff to optimal performance levels. Must be able to establish and maintain positive cooperative working relationships with all levels of staff.
* Must have exemplary customer service skills (public and internal customers). Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

To Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume to QLCareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Assistant Manager, Programming & Outreach – EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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