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Librarian I, Part-Time

Huntington Public Library

About the Position:
The Huntington Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic individual to work with us in the Adult and Reference Services Department where there is a part-time opening for 16 hours per week. Hours include nights, weekends and holiday rotations and staffing both our main and branch buildings. Candidates must have an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and a valid NYS Public Librarian Certificate. This is not a Librarian Trainee position.

Qualifications & Responsibilites: 
Positive, proactive customer service skills, flexibility and initiative are required. Job responsibilities will include basic knowledge of, and instruction of patrons, in all adult library resources including digital and downloadable materials.  Collection development, readers’ advisory and program responsibilities will be assigned as required. Spanish proficiency is a plus.

Starting Salary: $28.87 (after July 1, 2016)

To Apply:
Please send resumes and letters of application to Thérèse Purcell Nielsen. Submission deadline is October 6, 2016. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Posted 9/27

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Senior Librarian (Reference)

New York State Library

About the Position:
The New York State Library (NYSL) is seeking to fill a Senior Librarian (Reference) within the Reference Services Unit.  The References Services Unit provides reference and instructional services to a diverse public and selects, creates, manages, and assesses information or research resources, tools and services.  Under the direction of the Associate Librarian (Reference), the Senior Librarian (Reference) will serve as the Law Librarian and will be responsible for performing a variety of duties related to the NYSL print, microfilm and online law collections.

Other duties of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Serve as the Law and Legislative history specialist;
* Provide reference and information services in all subjects to a diverse public onsite, by telephone and via e-mail;
* Provide complex and in-depth research results for law inquiries using print, microfilm, and online legal resources;
* Develop the NYSL law collections through identification and suggestion of materials in a variety of formats available for purchase;
* Collaborate with other NYSL staff to resolve problems related to the collection maintenance of law materials, including issues related to location and classification;
* Create and facilitate the use NYSL online and print instructional materials, tutorials, bibliographies, and subject-related research guides within the area of law and legislative history;
* Support the effective use of NYSL print, microfilm and online law collection materials by providing training and bibliographic instruction to the general public and NYSL staff via in-person or online platforms on an individual or group basis;
* Serve as liaison to and maintain contact with both the New York State Unified Court System and New York State Department of Law; and
* Complete tasks related to the proactive promotion of NYSL law resources and research services to the legal community, courts, New York State agencies, and the general public within New York State via activities such as creation of online handouts and maintenance of contact with other New York State agencies and legal groups.

Minimum Qualifications:
Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Librarian (Reference).
Provisional Appointment: Candidates must have either: 1) a master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school AND  two years of full time post-degree professional librarian experience in public reference services in an academic, special or public library using both traditional and automated reference tools and involving materials selection OR 2) a master’s degree in Information Studies from an American Library Association accredited school AND two years of full time post-degree professional librarian experience in public reference services in an academic, special or public library using both traditional and automated reference tools and involving materials selection OR a combined master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited school AND two years of full time post-degree professional librarian experience in public reference services in an academic, special or public library using both traditional and automated reference tools and involving materials selection  A Master’s degree in computer science or information technology is not qualifying.

Note: The Civil Service examination for this title is being given in August 2016.  In order to be considered for a provisional appointment, you must have signed up to take this examination. The deadline for the examination was June 22, 2016.

Conditions of Employment:
This will be a permanent or provisional appointment.  Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. This position requires participation in a rotating Saturday work schedule.   

*Leads to a maximum salary of $71,412 with annual performance advances.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by October 10, 2016 to (email submissions are preferred).  You must include the Box number (OCE-988/23386) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Posted 9/26

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Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

About the Position:
The Board of Trustees of the Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking a creative and innovative leader as its next Library Director to work strategically with trustees, staff, residents and community organizations to create a vision of outstanding library services for residents of the City of Niagara Falls and surrounding communities.  The Library Director will provide leadership for all day to day operations of the main library and one branch library.  The successful candidate will possess strong budgeting, financial management and personnel management skills; as well as abilities related to public relations, strategic planning, physical plant, technology management, marketing and community relations skills.  Successful experience working with a policy-making board and collaborating with elected officials is highly desirable.  The Niagara Falls Public Library serves as the Central Library for the Nioga Library System which includes all public libraries in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee Counties in upstate New York.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices; three to six years of professional experience one year of which must be supervisory or administrative.

The pay range for this position is competitive regionally and is negotiable depending on experience; an excellent benefits package is provided which includes membership in the New York State Retirement System.  The Niagara Falls Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Residency Desirable.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references by October 31, 2016 to or to

Niagara Falls Public Library
Attn:  Robert J. Kazeangin, Administrative Assistant
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Posted 9/21

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Subject Librarian for Anthropology, Geography and Planning, and Communication

The University at Albany Libraries

About the University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

About the Position:
The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the Subject Librarian for Anthropology, Geography and Planning, and Communication. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent  on the successful candidate’s qualifications and institutional needs.

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications)

* Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach and support for faculty and students
* Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
* Participates in divisional projects and initiatives
* Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops on digital research tools and resources
* Provides in-depth research consultation services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
* Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
* Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
* Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
* Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion.
* This position reports to the Director of Collections.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master's degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent, from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization
* Strong subject background in Anthropology or Human Biology, as demonstrated by a Bachelor's degree or combination of education and experience
* Knowledge of specialized information resources used within the discipline of Anthropology
* Demonstrated ability to author and manage electronic research guides or other web content
* Strong interest in digital research tools and techniques
* Evidence of ability to interact collaboratively with a broad range of stakeholders
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
* Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:
* Coursework and/or experience in the field of Geography, Planning, or Communication
* Collection development experience in an academic library setting
* Experience and/or coursework related to digital research tools and approaches such as text mining, data visualization, GIS, or statistical analysis

To Apply:
For additional information, including application instructions, please click here.
Application Deadline: October 5, 2016

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.
Federal regulations require notice to all prospective employees with information on crimes that occurred on campus. Please refer to their website for complete details.
(Job posting P16-43669)

Posted 9/21

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Youth Services Librarian

Highland Public Library

About the Position:
The Highland Public Library is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Youth Services Librarian.  The applicant should be creative, energetic, and tech-savvy with an unflinching positive attitude.  This librarian is responsible for planning and developing a variety of youth services public programs; collection development; reference; and reader’s advisory service for kids and teens.  
 Applicants should enjoy going out into the community to promote the library and our programs.   Must have experience with new technologies and social media. You should be willing to conduct library orientation tours and programs for community groups and agencies as well as be a team player. This is a job for someone who has lots of energy, imagination, curiosity and fun and is an opportunity to use your knowledge and expertise to bring new experiences to the library and our community.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Library Science, English or Communications or closely related field; OR
* Successful completion of sixty (60) college credits from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university in Education, Library Science, English or Communications or closely related field and two (2) years of experience in a library setting or performing duties related to the coordinating and administering of youth programs; OR
* Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and foru (4) years of experience in a library setting or experience in performing duties related to the coordinating and administering of youth programs; OR
* An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated above.

* Initiating and maintaining strong community partnerships; especially within the school district.
* Planning, implementing and promoting programs, events, activities and tours.
* Implementing and supervising a Volunteer program.
* Overseeing material selection
* Ability to self-manage, plan and organize work to complete within set deadline.

This is a civil service position.  Appointment is provisional.  Candidate must pass eligibility requirements for Civil Service when next offered.   Salary commensurate with experience and eligibility. 32-36 hours per week. Medical insurance, vacation.

To Apply:
Email application to Julie Kelsall-Dempsey, Library Director or mail application to

Julie Kelsall-Dempsey
Highland Public LIbrary
PO Box 1556
Highland NY 12528

Posted 9/19

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Library Director

Marcellus Free Library

About the Position:
The Marcellus Free Library Board of Trustees seeks a full time Library Director, who is an exceptional leader and who demonstrates commitment to the public library’s excellent service to the local community.
With a dedicated staff of 19 full and part time employees, volunteers, and an active Friends group, the Marcellus Free Library serves about 6,000 residents of Marcellus, NY, as well as the surrounding area, circulating 140,000+ items annually.  Marcellus Free Library is part of the Onondaga County Public Library System (OCPL).  Marcellus is located in central New York, about 20 miles from Syracuse. Additional information may be found on the library's website

The successful candidate will have the skill and experience to plan and implement new services and programs, to foster community support, and to share a vision for the library. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.  Primary responsibilities of this position include:
* Having overall responsibility for administrative duties, including personnel, budgeting, collection management, facilities management, information services, marketing, programming, and planning, in accordance with policies developed by the Board of Trustees.
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patrons, schools, businesses, municipal entities, and community groups in the service area, representing the library and its objectives and activities.
* Selecting, training, supervising, and motivating library staff to enable the provision of effective library service to patrons and to the greater community.
* Advising the Board in library matters and keeping it informed of relevant issues and developments at the local, regional, state, and national level. Attending all Board meetings, reporting on library activities, statistics, and important issues, participating actively in discussion and contributing ideas and suggestions during the decision-making process.
* Acting as primary liaison between the Library, and the Friends, OCPL, and other libraries.
* Monitoring the upkeep of buildings and grounds in cooperation with the Board’s Building and Maintenance chairperson.

Required Qualifications:
* A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
* A minimum of two years Library experience with increasing responsibility
* Extensive technology experience and/or knowledge of library-driven technology services.
* Demonstration of effective communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Three  years supervisory experience
* New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, 403b contribution, paid vacation and sick days.

To Apply:
Please send a letter of interest, résumé, and three professional references to by October 17, 2016.

Posted 9/16

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Assistant Director, Library Services

Northampton Community College

About the Position:
Northampton Community College (“NCC”) is seeking a dynamic and energetic librarian to manage the ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation Library at the Monroe Campus in Tannersville, PA. The new ESSA Bank & Trust Foundation Library is a key feature of the Monroe Campus. This academic leader will serve as a full-time administrator. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the Director, Library Services, leading and managing all library services at the Monroe Campus. Services include information literacy instruction, reference desk service, and proctoring of assorted tests in the library testing booth. Additionally, the Library Manager is the liaison for the library to Monroe faculty, and the lead librarian for teaching information literacy at Monroe.
This position has an intended start date of January 3, 2017.
NCC is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences in this area.

Primary Function:
To participate as a member of the Library and Monroe administrative teams by overseeing and managing day-to-day library operations, including reference services and information literacy instruction in the Monroe Library. Participation shall be directed toward the attainment of the goals of the Library and Monroe campus as enunciated in the strategic plan and the Library’s mission statement.

Working with Library staff on: (1) Overseeing library operations: manage general library circulation, exam proctoring and reference duties; serve as primary contact for Monroe library collection development; maintain records and reports of library usage, and cash deposits; serve as primary contact for library technology; communicate, interpret and explain the library’s goals, policies, procedures and guidelines to students, faculty, staff and community patrons; monitor library interior for safety, functionality, clutter and visual appeal (2) Developing and directing Monroe staff and services: make recommendations concerning the employment, advancement, and retention of the staff of the Monroe Library; supervise the Information Services Librarians and Information Services Assistants, including scheduling, delegating and coordinating assignments—including information literacy instruction, and adjusting workflow as necessary to ensure effective and efficient service to students faculty and staff and community; develop the Monroe Library schedule; develop, implement, supervise, evaluate and revise all procedures relating to the operation of the Monroe Library; (3) Facilitating the instructional process: provide information literacy instruction as requested by Monroe faculty; work to increase library-faculty relationship; (4) In the absence of the Director, Library Services, as needed, is the administrator with full responsibility of NCC libraries; (5) Implementing special responsibilities as assigned by appropriate supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:
(1) Education: (a) attainment of a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited college. (2) Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: (a) familiarity with information technology and its application in a library setting; (b) strong organizational, interpersonal, teaching, oral and written communication skills; strong time management and planning skills; c) willingness to exercise proper authority and good independent judgment to effective handle library user complaints, behavioral problems and library policy questions; (d) ability to work with faculty, students and staff; (e) ability to work in a tactful, courteous and service-oriented manner; (f) knowledge of current trends in library services; (g) ability to function effectively as a member of an instructional team; (h) ability to develop programs in cooperation with others; (i) technical and managerial skills; (j) proficiency in reference service and electronic databases; (k) ability to work with and relate to community constituencies. (3) Experience: (a) 3-5 years of recent experience with library services preferably at the community college level, and including direct staff supervision; (b) demonstrated competency to serve in an administrative capacity.

To Apply:
Visit the Northampton Community College website. Please apply by October 16, 2016.

Posted 9/15

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Special Collections Associate-Part Time

The Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology

Thank you for considering Fashion Institute of Technology in your search

About Fashion Institute of Technology:
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, of the State University of New York, invites nominations and applications for a part time Special Collection Associate in the Gladys Marcus Library at FIT.

About the Position:
The part-time Special Collections Associate will assist the Head of Special Collections and College Archives (SPARC) in all aspects of unit operations. S/he will work in a secure area of the library with valuable, rare, and historical primary research materials and must know about and comply with security procedures and regulations

Incumbent: Vacant
Job Title: Special Collections Associate
Supervisor: Karen Trivette
Sr. Admin: NJ Bradeen
Current Salary Schedule: 91/0
Department: Library
Hours: Sunday & Monday 10a-6p, Tuesday 12-8p; 24 hours per week

Purpose of the Position:
Provide public service, research assistance, collection maintenance and support the unit's mission and daily operations.
Special projects as assigned.
Customer Service
Provide researcher and reference services to SPARC patrons, including conducting preliminary research interviews, scheduling appointments, and retrieving appropriate materials for researchers.
Collections / Access
* Oversee the Special Collections Reading Room and maintain it as a secure environment
* Maintain the physical space and its contents in order to obtain and preserve intellectual and physical control of the material
* Arrange and describe archival materials according to accepted standards; employ effective use of research methods and bibliographic utilities
* Handle fragile archival materials and employ appropriate preservation housing and treatment techniques
* Tasks will include implementing preservation re-housing; applying digitization protocols; and creating and/or editing finding aids
* Maintain statistical usage and other data and use them for various reports
* Supervise special project library aides, clerks, and/or interns

Required Qualifications:
* A Bachelor's Degree AND five (5) years demonstrated knowledge, experience, abilities, and skills in library or archives work or museum collections management
* Proficient in MS Office suite
* Knowledge of digital imaging/scanning/metadata applications, standards, and protocols
*  Knowledge of library, archival, and preservation procedures
* Must possess excellent customer service skills, tact, and resourcefulness; work with a diverse constituency
* Able to communicate and work effectively and collegially with library personnel, faculty, students and outside researchers
* Must possess strong organizational, communication, supervisory and curatorial skills
* Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
* Must be detail oriented and able to make logical classification decisions and identify contextual and hierarchical relationships among groupings of materials
* Able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is probable; able to lift up to forty (40) pounds

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Information Science with an Archives and Records Management specialization or a related field of study AND two (2) years demonstrated knowledge, experience, abilities, and skills in library or archives work or museum collections management. Includes but is not limited to all attributes noted above PLUS experience in public service within an academic library setting; experience with digitization project management; and subject specialty knowledge in Fashion, Costume, or Textiles design and/or history.

To Apply:
In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:
* Resume
* Cover letter
* A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses
Click here to apply.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, national origin, gender, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged.
For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website.

Posted 9/15

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Institutional Archivist (Instructor or Assistant Professor)

LaGuardia Community College, CUNY

About LaGuardia Community College:
LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare To Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our name sake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become

About the Position:
LaGuardia Community College is seeking an Institutional Archivist Librarian responsible for organizing, maintaining, and providing access - both physical and digital - to the Institutional Archives of the College. The Institutional Archivist acquires material for the Archives including photographs, course proposals, memos, correspondences, and other documents relating to the internal functions of the College. In addition, the Institutional Archivist provides instruction and reference services to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others through a variety of in-person and remote methods; serves as a liaison to assigned departments; and participates in collection development. The Institutional Archivist manages the daily operation of the Institutional Archives, provides access to the physical collection, and leads its digitization program.
Library faculty are expected to provide research support to faculty, students, and staff in person and one-on-one consultations, and via e-mail and chat; participate in the Library's instruction program; and collaborate in developing collections and acquiring materials in all formats and media. Faculty review Library usage patterns and make recommendations regarding services; assist in developing and monitoring Library policies and user service standards; and supervise and/or train staff, students, and others assigned to the Library. Duties may include some weekend and evening hours. Library faculty are expected to perform related duties as assigned. Research and publication are expected for tenure and promotion.
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.

Job ID: 15086
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

* 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.
* For appointment as Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, a second graduate degree is required.
* Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
A minimum of two years' worth of experience within an academic library or archive; experience accessioning and processing institutional collections and creating metadata; and familiarity with digital archive technologies. The ideal candidate will have a record of demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction to undergraduate students; excellent interpersonal skills; strong written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues in a multicultural environment; Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:
From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.  If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.
Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests and three professional references by October 7, 2016.

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.

Posted 9/15

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Member Services Librarian

Northern New York Library Network

About the Position:
Facilitates the Network's professional development, communications, research resources, and resource sharing programs.

Classification: Professional/Exempt
Reports To: Executive Diractor
Salary: $50-55,000 plus health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and TIAA retirement.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Professional Development:  Has overall responsibility for the planning, development, and implementation of the NNYLN Continuing Education Program, assuring all member access to continuing education offerings designed to meet their stated needs.  Provides instruction, by a variety of means, in the use of all NNYLN products and services, including databases, inter-sharing, and digital resources.  Develops programs and hires expert presenters to provide instruction, and oversees the Network's Professional Development and Training on Demand Programs.
Communications:  Develops, coordinates, and improves the Network's Communications Program, including newsletters, web sites, social media, mailings, directories, and list-servs.  Makes presentations to members and other groups concerning NNYLN products and services, and issues press releases to the general media.  Maintains usage statistics for all Network activities.
Digitization of Research Resources:  Provides training and support in the digitization of research resources, particularly for use on the Network's New York Heritage project.  Oversees the Network's Digitization Center and provides instruction and assistance in the use of the assets there.  Interacts with a wide variety of cultural, educational, library, and historical organizations to assist in making their holdings available electronically.
Regional Resource Sharing:  Develops and enhances regional resource sharing by a variety of means, including selection of data bases, development of modern ILL routines and products; trouble-shoots problems with data bases, resource sharing software, and other resource sharing services.

Essential Qualification:
* Masters Degree in Library Science or five years experience in the library field.
* Experience or training in at least one of the following areas:

  1. Professional Development
  2. Communications
  3. Digitization of Research Resources
  4. Resource Sharing

* Excellent customer service skills, tact, and the ability to work with a diverse population.
* Excellent oral, written, and communication skills; and an innovative attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Ability to develop Network services designed to meet the needs of Network members.
* Awareness of contemporary computer applications such as WordPress, GoogleDocs; Google Sheets; Go-to-Meeting; Adobe Connect; Excel, PowerPoint.  
* Ability to learn and implement new technology applications.

To Apply:
Email a resume and the names of three references to

Posted 9/12

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Assistant Director - Technology Operations

Nassau Library System

This new position is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a forward-thinking, proactive, high-performing professional with relevant and successful IT experience.

About Nassau Library System (NLS):
NLS is one of 24 public library systems in NY State.  We are a cooperative library system, meaning that our 54 member libraries are autonomous, supported by local taxes, and governed by their own boards of trustees.  We are essentially a consortium.  Our service area is Nassau County on Long Island.  All public libraries in the county are members of NLS.
NLS is primarily funded by state aid.  Our member libraries also support us financially so that we can provide services that are not mandated by the State and for which we do not receive sufficient state aid to cover their cost.
NLS is not subject to Civil Service.  Staff, other than administrators and managers, is unionized. We are an equal opportunity employer.
The Nassau Library System’s mission is to support and strengthen our member libraries.  We:

  1. Provide leadership for the continuous improvement of public library service.
  2. Promote cooperation and facilitate resource sharing.
  3. Offer continuing education and professional development opportunities.
  4. Develop, provide and/or coordinate services to achieve cost savings.
  5. Advocate for state and national initiatives that benefit member libraries and those they serve.
  6. Serve as a liaison between member libraries and the statewide library network.
  7. Coordinate and administer state and federal aid to member libraries.
  8. Encourage and facilitate the meeting of state standards as well as compliance with state regulations and reporting requirements.

About the Position:
The Nassau Library System (NLS) is seeking an administrator to lead and oversee the operations of a shared ILS, IT and cataloging services.  The ILS Manager, Technology/Network Manager, and Cataloging Services Manager will report to this position.  Collaboratively develop a shared vision and a plan for the use of technology with a focus on quality, performance, customer service, user experience and cost-effectiveness.  Facilitate the fulfillment of this vision and implementation of this plan.  Build a technology infrastructure necessary to meet current as well as future needs.

Starting salary is $120,000 - $140,000 depending on relevant qualifications, experience and education.  Excellent benefits including participation in the NY State pension system and NY State health insurance program.  Involvement in professional associations and continuing education encouraged and supported.

* Developing a proposed annual budget for the services administered, in collaboration with the NLS Director and Business Manager as well as an ILS Advisory Council.
* Negotiating and working effectively with technology and related applications vendors and advocating for NLS and member library needs and interests to: obtain and maintain contracts with favorable terms; optimize the timely and smooth updates of existing products/services and implementation of new products/services; monitor vendors’ performance and hold them accountable for fulfilling contract requirements.
* Developing and maintaining professional, positive working relationships with member libraries and an ILS Advisory Council that is based on collaboration, responsiveness, and timely resolution of problems and issues.
* Developing, mentoring and empowering staff.  Creating and sustaining an environment in which teamwork, responsiveness to member libraries, a desire to continuously improve services & infrastructure, productivity, goal-oriented outcomes, and accountability are standards and the norm.
* Implementing a system of measurement of inputs, outputs and outcomes to monitor our network and ILS and IT services.  Assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of our IT infrastructure.
* Monitoring the ILS marketplace; researching and evaluating new and emerging technologies; recommending implementations appropriate, beneficial, and viable for our member libraries.
* Engaging in appropriate regional, state and national dialogues and seeking beneficial collaborations.

* Education relevant to the responsibilities of this position.  An Information Technology, Library Technology, Computer Science, etc. degree preferred.  MLS degree also preferred.
* An understanding of network architecture and network management.
* Experience migrating an organization’s IT assets to the cloud.
* At least 3 years of library system or library experience.  [Public library system or library preferred.]
* Experience with Innovative Interfaces products and services including Sierra preferred.
* Demonstrated planning, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
* Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
* The ability to work effectively in a collaborative and complex environment that can be challenging.

To Apply:
Send your resume with a cover letter to the attention of Jackie Thresher, Director, Nassau Library System.  Your cover letter should describe how your experience and abilities are specifically related to the requirements and responsibilities of this position. Preference will be given to applications received by Sept. 30, 2016, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted 9/7

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Youth Services Librarian

Middle Country Public Library

About the Position:
The Middle Country Public Library is seeking a highly motivated part-time Youth Services librarian or librarian trainee who prides themselves in being customer-service oriented. This is a 10-15 hours per week position with a work schedule that includes days, nights and weekends. A qualified candidate must be:
* Able to provide excellent reference, reader’s advisory and referral services to children, teens and families.
* Interested in conducting programs for children and teens of all ages, with a special emphasis on STEM programming.
* Knowledgeable about digital services/current trends in technology and how it may be integrated within programming for children and teens.
* Flexible with their schedule and must be available to work most Friday evenings and Saturday and Sundays on a rotating basis.
* Able to learn quickly and collaborate with co-workers, be comfortable with working as part of a team, and must possess excellent communication skills.

To Apply:
Candidates must possess an MLS from an ALA accredited library school or be currently enrolled in an MLS program and must meet all Suffolk County Civil Service requirements for a Children’s Librarian. Please email cover letter and resume, including three references, to Kristine Tanzi, Coordinator for Teen Services by September 16, 2016.

Posted 9/6

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Career Coach

Job & Business Academy at the Queens

About the Position:
Career Coaches assist full-time staff in the implementation of job readiness services. They provide one-on-one career counseling including resume & cover letter creation and revising, skills identification, and assistance with job searching including online job applications, interview preparation and mock interviews. Career Coaches also provide workshops related to job readiness topics, track customers throughout job search training and follow up with customers on a regular basis.

To Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter and writing sample (this can be a paper you have already written) to Lauren Comito, JBA Manager Central.

Posted 9/6

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Youth Services Librarian

Onondaga Free Library Syracuse, NY

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Selects materials for children's collection and assists in other materials selection. Maintains and promotes the children's collection. Creates and facilitates all exhibits, speakers, activities, programs for children and families including outreach programs in cooperation with schools and other agencies.
* Plans with the director and assistant director the overall scope of library activities and services.
* Provides reference and material advisory services.
* Serves as liaison to and from other agencies and groups serving children and families.
* Communicates well with director, patrons, staff and volunteers, and keeps statistics and submits reports on children's services.
* Responsible for entire children's area including displays, equipment, furniture, materials and children's portion of the website.
* Attends staff meetings, library board meetings if requested by director, professional meetings, workshops, and community activities.
* Keeps abreast of library issues, policies, procedures and technology. Knowledge and proficiency with computer technology is required.
* Carries out general public service duties when necessary and performs other duties as assigned by the director.

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution. Minimum of one year experience in a library setting, preferably in a youth services capacity. Day, evening and weekend hours are required. Excellent people and customer service skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with POLARIS circulation system beneficial.

Full time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by October 1, 2016 to Susan Morgan, Library Director, Onondaga Free Library

Posted 9/1

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Part-Time Reference Librarian

Shelter Island Public Library

About the Position:
The Shelter Island Public Library is seeking an experienced Reference Librarian who is a personable, committed team player, enthusiastic about providing excellent library service.
This is a part-time position (20 hours per week) which includes weekend and evening hours.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing research and readers' advisory at the reference desk; collection management and development; assisting with adult programming; running book clubs; teaching patrons about their mobile devices; and performing other reference duties as necessary. The candidate will also serve as the liaison with the library's offsite computer consultants.  We are seeking a candidate who is flexible and willing to pitch in to meet the various needs of the patrons and the library.

ALA accredited MLS or equivalent. Knowledge of traditional library services, emerging technologies and social media is required. Ability to provide technical support is a plus. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
To be considered, please respond by September 25, 2016. Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed to: Terry Lucas, Director, Shelter Island Public Library

Posted 8/31

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Circulation Services Librarian I

Newburgh Free Library

About the Position:
The preferred candidate will have prior supervisory experience, thorough knowledge of SirsiDynix Symphony WorkFlows and facility with Microsoft Word and Excel. Some evening and Saturday hours required. A detailed, though not comprehensive, Job Description is below.
Professional, supervisory and administrative work overseeing Circulation Services. Duties include staff scheduling; reports and statistics; training and evaluating all Circulation Services staff; work at both Main and Town Branch locations. Works collaboratively with the Technical Services Librarian and other staff, particularly with regard to scheduling.  Provides reference and reader’s advisory services to users of all ages using print and digital resources.  Participates in collection development. Other duties as assigned. Reports to Library Director.

Illustrative Tasks in Circulation Services:
Primary Goal:  Provide leadership to Circulation Services staff in developing and maintaining a team-oriented, positive, helpful and professional approach to customer service, circulation process, and inter-library loan. Supported and assisted by Principal Library Clerk.
* Develops goals, plans and procedures for the workgroup
* Develops projections of resources and personnel necessary to meet established goals and objectives
* Prepares a master clerical staff schedule in September with January and June modifications, incorporating both Circulation Services and Technical Services clerical staff as well as clerical staff from other departments who are needed to support the Circulation Desk.  This will include clerical staff scheduling and training for the Branch.
* Oversees Inter-Library Loan including e-ILL, SEAL and OCLC
* Circulation Reports

  1. All LOST Items, All LOST-ASSUM, all LOST-CLAIM, all LOST-Paid
  2. All MISSING Items
  3. List LONGINTRANSIT items owned, List Transits From, List Transits To
  4. Purchase Alert, Purchase Alert 2
  5. List Checkouts Claims Returned
  6. All old (90+ days) unfilled Holds
  7. List User Profile mismatches

* Participates in or delegates a participant to CTUG
* Serves on RIC or other relevant committees

Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) candidates encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Visit, click on the “Employment” tab, drop down to “HR Department” and follow the directions on the posting for Librarian 1.  All replies must be received in the Office of Human Resources by 4PM on September 7, 2016.
For further information about the position, contact Human Resources at 845-563-3460.

Posted 8/31

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Full-Time Teen Librarian

Darien Library (Darien, CT)

About the Position:
Darien Library (CT) seeks a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic candidate to join an incredibly dedicated Children’s and Teen Department as a full-time librarian. The highly-motivated candidate will have a passion for hospitality, experience working with youth, a love of young adult literature, and a desire to thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

* MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library and information sciences graduate program required. 1 to 3 years’ experience in a public library or educational institution preferred. 
* Experience working with youth, specifically ages 10 to 18, and knowledge of corresponding library services and materials. Collection development experience or coursework preferred. 
* Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to provide extreme customer service to the community. 
* Strong aptitude in written and oral communication.
* Knowledge of current library trends within teen services, and evidence of participation in conversations about the profession on a national level. 
* Proficiency with new and emerging technologies, as well as Microsoft Office Applications. Knowledge of design software, gaming systems, and coding are a plus. 
* Candidates should be active participants on social media, specifically with outlets that are popular with youth. 
* Available to work evenings and weekends.
* Bilingual candidates, or those with knowledge of another language, are highly desirable. 

* Manage the collection development of print and digital materials for young adults. 
* Plan and conduct programming and outreach duties for tweens and teens. 
* Oversee and prepare the budget for teen services. 
* Provide exemplary reference and readers’ advisory services to teens, parents, and other adults.  
* Perform outreach to the middle school and high school, attend monthly youth advisory meetings, and maintain working relationships with local educators and youth organizations. 
* Work collaboratively with the Children’s Library and Adult Services to provide programming and services that support the young adult collection. 

$52,650 to $56,000 annually, as well as generous vacation, sick, and personal leave. Health benefits and town pension are also included with this position. 

To Apply:
For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to Claire Moore, Head of Children and Teen Services, by September 9

Posted 8/29