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Part-time Public Relations and Administrative Assistant

Sayville Library

Start Date:
Immediate
Hours:
16 hours per week - Two mornings (9:00 am to 1:00 pm) and two afternoons (1:00 am to 5:00 pm), off Wednesdays.
Salary & Benefits:
$16.00 — $17.00 per hour
Pro-rated vacation, sick, holiday and personal time; optional New York State retirement System membership

Duties:
Design flyers, posters and other promotional material including social media posting and editing responsibilities. Assist with office duties such as scheduling meeting rooms and art gallery, answering phones and filing.  Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office required.  Bachelor's degree preferred but experience may be substituted.

To Apply:
Send resumes by Friday February 2, 2017 to kbrittelli@sayvillelibrary.org or

Sayville Library
Administration
88 Greene Avenue
Sayville, NY 11782

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Adult Services Librarian

Rose Memorial Library

About the Position:
Immediate opening for a creative individual who wants to step in to create a meaningful service position.  Position has just been expanded to full-time and the library is poised to expand within the next two years. Located in the lower Hudson Valley, association-type public library serves a community of about 15,000 close to West Point, NY.  Wonderful, friendly staff and energetic trustees want to push ahead into the future. Includes usual skills needed for collection development, reference and computer assistance with the public. Candidate should be well versed in latest library technology and budding services, able to communicate in all social media, and lead library programming and outreach to fit in with emerging building plans!  MLS and at least 3 years’ experience required. $45K.  

To Apply:
Send letter and resume to James Mahoney, MLS, Director, Rose Memorial Library, Stony Point, NY.

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Vice President of Programs and Services

Queens Library

About Queens Library:
Queens Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York is known worldwide for creative public service, innovative library technology, diversity, outreach and dozens of “firsts” in the library world. We enrich lives. Queens Library's circulation, attendance and other indicators consistently rank among the world's highest. We serve a diverse urban community of 2.3 million from 65 library locations. In addition to serving its customers’ diverse interests and backgrounds, the Library contributes substantially to the quality of life and economic vitality of its neighborhoods. Queens Library is determined to continue setting the standard for proactive, customer-centered library services that respond to the current and future needs of its community.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Vice President of Programs and Services is responsible for conceiving, developing, implementing, managing, leading and improving library programs and special services system-wide.  Manages and coordinates the day to day operations of the Program and Services department including; New Americans Programs, Special Services, Government Grants, Job & Business Academy, Adult Learner Programs and age-level program coordination.  Motivates, coaches and mentors staff to deliver the products and services necessary to fulfill its mission.  Analyzes community information data to determine customer needs based upon demographic data and community needs.  Serves as the Library’s liaison to agencies and community based organizations to develop partnerships and funding opportunities that meet the needs of Library customers and the Queens communities.  

Operational Administration
Conceives, develops, implements, leads and improves library programs and special services system-wide, including internal and external stakeholder development and coordination, to meet organizational strategic goals. Develops and manages multi-million dollar budgets from various funding sources; allocates resources in the most cost-effective manner to ensure maximum return on investment and to achieve quality customer service. Communicates and coordinates all activities with other departments as a member of the senior management team to achieve organizational goals.  

Administration of Day-to-Day Activities
Supervises and coordinates managers and resources within the department, and effectively coordinates all activities with other departments to ensure effective delivery of quality programs and special services. Effectively manages performance and development of staff to maximize department efficiency.  

Partnership Development and Management
Develops and builds library organizational partnerships with government agencies and community-based organizations that effectively support achieving organizational goals for the delivery of innovative, customer-focused, educational programs and services.

Staff Management and Professional Development
Recruits, trains and supervises a team of motivated professionals whose skills and interests are fully aligned with their job functions. Establishes reasonable performance goals. Identifies professional development needs of staff. Ensures all staff within the department receive timely performance reviews that are accurate and in accordance with the Library’s Performance Management procedures.  Ensures that performance documentation is maintained, up-to-date and accurate.    

Grants Management
Based on programmatic needs and priorities, partners with the Queens Library Foundation to support the delivery and expansion of programs and special services.  Ensures compliance with all requirements for government grants secured. Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years in a leadership position in program development or related field required. Must have clear programmatic vision and strong leadership skills. Deep knowledge of the cultural landscape in Queens is highly desirable. Knowledge of, and experience with adult literacy programs a plus. Knowledge of public and private grants development and management is required.  Must have the ability to apply principles of leadership, analyze and interpret business information, formulate business strategies and plans, and problem solve at an advanced business level. Demonstrated ability to manage staff performance and resolve interpersonal and operational conflicts required.

To Apply:
Please email your resume and cover letter to: Execsearch@queenslibrary.org, and reference “Vice President of Programs and Services – External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Director of Technical Services and Library Systems

The University at Albany Libraries

About the Position:
The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Technical Services and Library Systems. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for all activities related to acquiring information resources for the Libraries' collections, and creating and maintaining access to collections in all formats. Responsibilities include oversight of the Acquisitions, Catalog Management, Cataloging, and Library Systems departments. As a member of the Libraries' senior administrative group, the Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the University Libraries.
UAlbany is looking for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in all areas related to technical services and library systems. In addition to providing overall leadership and vision for the Technical Services and Library Systems Division, the Director prepares budget projections and needs assessments for the Division; allocates and administers the Division's budget which includes the Libraries' equipment, hardware, and software budgets; and provides leadership and direction for developing and maintaining technical services collaborations and partnerships with other departments, other library divisions, and other academic libraries. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment.

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

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions, click here.

Closing date for receipt of applications: February 12, 2017

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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Part-Time Library Director

Petersburgh Public Library

About the Position:
The Petersburgh Public Library, a small municipal library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, passionate, experienced person for the position of Library Director.  This is a part-time position scheduled to work 20 hours per week.  The position requires a candidate with an associate’s degree or equivalent and demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and computer skills.  Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and familiarity with the library’s service community would be highly desirable.   Starting salary is $17,160 per year.  A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website.
Starting Date: April 3, 2107

To Apply:
Please send resumes to the Search Committee by mail to Job Search, Petersburgh Public Library, P.O. Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138 or by email to jobsearch@petersburghpubliclibrary.org by February 15, 2017.

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Digital Services and Technology Librarian

Onondaga Free Library

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Responsible for evaluating and incorporating emerging technologies into library programming, services, and collections.
* Provides reference and material advisory services.
* Provides and conducts staff technology training and assessment.
* Selects and maintains digital services, collections and resources for the library.
* Serves as liaison to and from other agencies and groups to provide access to the library’s digital services and collections.
* Serves as liaison to library technology consultants and vendors.
* Provides support to library social media and website applications.
* Develops and leads library programming in collaboration with staff for teens and adults. Supports children’s digital resources for library programs and services.
* Communicates well with director, staff, volunteers, patrons, and keeps statistics and submits reports on digital services and programming.
* Attends staff meetings, board meetings if requested, professional meetings, workshops, and community activities.
* Keeps abreast of library issues, policies, procedures and technology. Knowledge and proficiency with computer technology is essential.
* Carries out general public service duties when necessary and performs other duties as assigned by the director.

Requirements:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution. Possession of or eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate. Minimum of one year experience in a library setting, preferably in a technology 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.

Salary & Benefits:
Full time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by February 15, 2017 to:

Susan Morgan, Library Director
Onondaga Free Library
4840 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215

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Humanities Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

The University at Buffalo Libraries

About The University at Buffalo:
The University at Buffalo (UB) joined the public State University of New York in 1962 and has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive university in the SUNY system. Widely regarded as SUNY’s flagship and its primary center for professional education and training, the University at Buffalo was also the first of the two public universities in the state to earn membership in the pre-eminent Association of American Universities, one of only 59 research-intensive universities in the United States to hold that distinction. Located on an international border, the University at Buffalo is truly a global community of scholars, ranking first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international.
The Buffalo-Niagara region is the state’s second largest major metropolitan area, exceeded only by New York City. The region includes a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct personality, yet commonly characterized by a distinctly neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.

About the Position:
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a creative, energetic and service-oriented librarian to provide research and teaching support to faculty, students and researchers in the humanities and related interdisciplinary programs. The librarian will join a team of dedicated librarians and staff in the University Libraries providing collections support, information literacy, research consultation, liaison and outreach services to faculty, students, staff and local and global communities.
The Humanities Librarian provides research support to faculty in one or more humanities departments and acts as the primary library liaison to select departments in the humanities. The successful candidate works to develop strong collaborative relationships with faculty to support teaching needs, including integrating library resources, research literacy, and information literacy competencies into courses, curricula and programs. The librarian creates, designs, presents and assesses instruction in a variety of formats to meet the needs of diverse user groups, including creating and maintaining online tutorials and research guides.
The Humanities Librarian provides research consultation services in-person, at service desks, through individual appointments, and via electronic communication (chat, email, text). The incumbent collaborates with digital scholarship librarians to expand and provide support for digital humanities projects and partnerships with faculty and students. The librarian communicates current issues and trends in scholarly communication and open-access publishing to faculty and students in relevant disciplines. S/he assists in the selection and assessment of print and digital resources in selected subject areas in the humanities to support research and teaching.
This is a two-year, renewable faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment with expectations for research, publication and participation in professional associations. The Humanities Librarian will report to the Head of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Team in the Office of the Associate University Librarian for Research, Education and Outreach and work collaboratively with other librarians and staff across the University Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution;
* Understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in the humanities;
* One to three years of experience working in an academic library;
* Experience or course work in the humanities;
* Demonstrated public service focus;
* Excellent interpersonal, organizational and oral and written communication skills;
* Ability to prioritize projects, work independently, and collaborate with library colleagues;
* Ability to work effectively with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds in a complex academic environment;
* Evidence of professional scholarly interest and the ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Advanced subject degree in the humanities;
* Familiarity with digital humanities research tools and methods;
* Reading ability of a foreign language;
* Teaching and/or public service experience in a college or university library;
* Knowledge of research expectations and information literacy competencies in the humanities disciplines;
* Familiarity with the grant writing process.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA/CREF.

To Apply:
To submit an application, please visit our website and search for posting number 1700028. Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses). The Search Committee Chair may contact you and ask for a statement of research and service interests. Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries. Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Cherie Williams, Human Resources Officer. Review of applicants is currently underway. This position will be filled by July 1, 2017.

The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Part-Time Children's Librarian I

New City Library

The New City Library is accepting applications for a part-time (20 hr. per week) Children’s Librarian.

About the Position:
This position requires an energetic personality who has experience working in a public library setting.  The duties include: working the children’s reference desk; possessing an excellent knowledge of children’s literature; experience with computer help and assisting with programs.  We are looking for a team player to work in a dynamic, well-supported and busy children’s room to provide the best possible library experience for our youngest patrons.

Education Requirements:
A Master’s degree in Library Science and a current NYS professional certificate are required.  Ability to use SirsiDynix Workflows ILS is preferred.

Schedule & Salary:
This is a PT 20 hour-per-week position.  Afternoon hours (2-6pm) plus one evening per week (5-9pm) and one Saturday (4 hours) shift per month.  Hourly rate starts at $31.84.  This position is available to start immediately.

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to: Janet Makoujy, Head of Children’s Services, by January 20, 2017.

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Director of Libraries

Alfred State SUNY College of Technology

About Alfred State College:
Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.
Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth.

About the Position:
Alfred State is seeking a Director of Libraries who will provide long-term planning, effective stewardship, and day to-day management of the Hinkle Library on the Alfred Campus and of the School of Applied Technology library on the Wellsville campus. The Director, who reports to the Provost, oversees the work of librarians and support staff, and is responsible for the vision and direction of library operations in alignment with the college's mission, goals and initiatives. S/he will be the key point of contact with the SUNY Council of Library Directors and the SUNY Office of Library Services to implement and support SUNY-wide library collaboration and services.
The successful candidate will be a strong leader, a collaborative manager, a forward thinking planner, and a relationship builder. This leader will value collegiality and will foster an inclusive, participatory team environment that results in consensus-driven decision making. Serving a SUNY College of Technology, the director will be expected to anticipate and meet 21st century library challenges including integrating appropriate emerging technologies and open source resources. At the same time, we seek a leader who is dedicated to both print and digital resources.

Specific Responsibilities:
* Provides strategic vision and leadership working effectively with faculty and staff across campuses as an advocate for the library.
* Is responsible for all aspects of library administration including long term planning, budget development and control, personnel selection, facilities management, and ongoing assessment of library resources and services.
* Fosters an organizational culture of collegiality and service within the library and on campus. Serves on campus committees and acts as the liaison to senior administrators.
* Provides direction for the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies into the services and operation of the library, including forward thinking collection development and high-impact library initiatives to enhance student learning and to expand access to off-campus users.
* Supervises and supports librarians, instructional support assistants and clerical workers, providing opportunities for training and professional growth, as well as providing evaluation and feedback in the context of college policy and union contracts.
* Maintains and strengthens collaborative efforts with both SUNY and private regional colleges.
* Serves on the Academic Affairs Collaboration Team (AACT).
* Collaborates with the Director of Technology Services, the Director of Online Learning, as well as with deans and chairs, to meet student needs.
* Works closely with the Student Success Center to optimize the library as a resource for academic achievement.
* Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Advancement as needed to garner more resources for the libraries and the college.
* Participates as a hands-on librarian in the day-to-day operations of the library, including direct service to students, faculty, staff and community.
* Engages in additional work as needed to best serve the college.

Qualifications and Experience:
* Master's or higher degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an accredited ALA program. Doctorate or second Masters preferred.
* Three years administrative experience preferred in an academic library.
* Working knowledge and experience with current and emerging technologies to provide and enhance library services in a changing academic library environment.
* Supervisory and budget management experience.
* Strong work ethic with demonstrated collaborative skills.
* Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
* Active involvement with library and related organizations.

Additional Information:
Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.
All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.
Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at http://www.alfredstate.edu/student-services/annual-security-and-fire-safety-report. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

To Apply:
Preference will be given to applications submitted by February 1, 2017. All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume here and apply here.

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Circulation Services Clerk

Bedford Hills Free Library

About the Position:
The Bedford Hills Free Library, an association library serving the Town of Bedford and hamlet of Bedford Hills, is seeking an energetic, smart, and experienced professional with strong library patron service skills for a position in Circulation Services. 

Primary Responsibilities:
Circulation– Patron Services
* Keep apprised of WLS and the Library’s circulation and patron services policies and procedures and share information with Library staff
* Provide direct services to adult patrons at the Circulation Desk, check circulating material in and out, assess and clear fines, process hold for inter-loan materials, handles sales transactions
* Provide information on services to new patrons and process library card applications
* Respond to phone and visitor inquiries and direct to appropriate staff
* Assist patrons using computer, copy/printing, and faxing services

Information and Referral
* Provide information about resources and services through the Library as well as WLS; refer special inquiries to appropriate librarians
* Work with librarians to maintain adult ready reference files for frequently asked questions (such as job search info, local resources, tax forms, voter/citizen info)
* Handle archiving or recycling of reading room materials, magazines, newspapers, etc.
* Maintain public reception area including posted bulletins; free publications, brochures etc.

Administration
* Work with part-time staff, pages, or volunteers assigned to assist with circulation or library collection maintenance; assist with scheduling and circulation coverage
* Manage petty cash fund for fines and fees; prepare regular circulation deposits
* Manage library opening/closing; phone messages, signage, etc.
* Ensure that facility security/safety policies are followed; report any incidents or issues
* Maintaining circulation and visitor records; produce quarterly and annual reports
* WLS circulation meetings; report back to staff on changes/updates to policies and procedures
* Participate in Library staff meetings, special projects, and events as appropriate

Qualifications:
* Knowledge of standard library methods, classification, and circulation systems is required; experience working within the Westchester Library System is preferred
* Enthusiasm for reading, life-long learning, research, library science, or public service; interest  in sharing information with others
* Customer service experience; familiarity and engagement with local community in all its diversity
* Strong digital literacy, knowledge of office software, integrated library systems, digital resources
* Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
* Ability to lift 50 pounds without assistance
* Capable of working independently and as a member of a team
* Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred, but not required
* B.A. or liberal arts background

Schedule:
This is a part-time, regular, non-exempt position; 28 hours/week, Monday-Friday with occasional Saturday or evening hours. Reports to the Executive Director. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to: Mary Esbjornson, Executive Director,  or via mail: Bedford Hills Free Library, 26 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.  For more information about the Library, please visit our website.

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Technology Operations Manager

Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS)

About the Positions:
The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS), headquartered in Poughkeepsie (NY), is seeking an experienced administrator to lead and oversee the operations of an integrated library system (ILS), cataloging, and IT services. The Manager’s primary responsibilities are to work cooperatively with MHLS staff, member libraries, and vendors to administer:
* ILS Services: Innovative hosted Sierra/Encore ILS for 66 member libraries in 5 counties;
* Cataloging Services: Copy/original cataloging, maintenance of more than 650,000 bibliographic records; and
* IT Services: Help desk support for 66 member libraries, technology purchasing, and hosting member websites.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Education and/or Experience - Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and/or a Master's degree from an ALA accredited institution; two (2) years of ILS management experience; two (2) years of cataloging and classification experience; two (2) years of IT support service experience; and three (3) three years of supervisory experience.
* Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.
* Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
* Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Full Job Description can be found here.

Salary & Benefits:
Hiring salary is $79,119 with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; Social Security; medical, dental and optical insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted via email and must include a letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume.

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Library Director

Madison Public Library (NJ)

About the Madison Community:
Madison is a beautiful and historic town with a thriving downtown central business district.  The borough is well known for its highly educated population as well as its devotion to the arts.  Home to 2 colleges and located just 30 miles from the heart of New York City, the Borough of Madison offers residents both small-town appeal and easy access to the entertainment and culture offerings of a major city.

About the Position:
As its next Library Director, the Board of Trustees of the Madison Public Library is looking for a dynamic and engaging candidate who will continue to build on the Library’s strong program of service and maintain its position as the community center for ideas, information, learning and connections.  The Library Director will work strategically with the Board to develop a model program of services that actively supports the sharing of ideas, literacy, leisure and the love of reading, and reflects the interests of the nearly 16,000 Madison residents.  To fulfill the Library’s Mission, the Director will ensure that the library’s print and digital collections are current and customers obtain the reading and informational resources they need.  The Director will play a major role in future capital improvements and fund raising efforts that will enable the Library to continue to provide high-quality service to residents.   The Library’s 2016 operating budget was $1.78 million and has a total staff of 34 dedicated employees. 

Responsibilities:  
The Library Director is responsible for the overall management and direction of the Library including budget, personnel, facility, programs and services, and planning, and reports only to the Board of Trustees of the Library.  The Library Director supervises and evaluates the work of the library staff, provides professional technical advice and counsel to the Library Board, prepares and monitors the Library’s annual operations and capital budget, proposes and implements personnel and operating policies under the Board’s direction, supports the fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Library and the Madison Public Library, Inc., and networks and builds partnerships with local groups and organizations in order to foster relationships that benefit both the Library and the community.   On the county level, the Director collaborates with other libraries and plays an integral role in the decisions and direction of the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN).

Qualifications:
An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree, a New Jersey librarian certificate issued by Thomas Edison State University (or eligibility for acquiring a certificate), and a minimum of seven (7) years of satisfactory library experience with at least three (3) years as a Director or Assistant Director.  
In addition to fulfilling the major responsibilities and qualifications of this position, the successful candidate will also possess the ability to read, write, speak and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position; have hands-on knowledge of current and new technologies affecting today’s public libraries; and demonstrate a strong commitment to securing the role of the library as the primary cultural, intellectual, and social heart of Madison.

Other Important Information:  
Finalists for the position will be asked to provide three (3) quality job references that must include a former board member or supervisor.  New Jersey residency is required within one year of the date of hire.  Successful completion of a criminal background check is also required. 

Compensation:  
The salary range for this position is $93,000 to $110,000.  Placement within the range is dependent on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.  There is an excellent benefits package, including family health benefits and membership in the New Jersey Public Employee Retirement System. 

To Apply:
Submit a meaningful cover letter and resume via e-mail by January 22, 2017 to Jim Hecht.  Applications received after January 22 will not be considered.   The Madison Public Library is an ADA/EOE compliant employer.

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Vice President, Information Technology

Queens Library

About Queens Library:
Queens Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York is known worldwide for creative public service, innovative library technology, diversity, outreach and dozens of “firsts” in the library world. We enrich lives. Queens Library's circulation, attendance and other indicators consistently rank among the world's highest. We serve a diverse urban community of 2.3 million from 65 library locations. In addition to serving its customers’ diverse interests and backgrounds, the Library contributes substantially to the quality of life and economic vitality of its neighborhoods. Queens Library is determined to continue setting the standard for proactive, customer-centered library services that respond to the current and future needs of its community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
As a key member of the Queens Library’s Leadership Team and reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, the Vice President, Information Technology leads an energetic and creative team to ensure robust and reliable IT service and to lead the strategic technology direction for the Library. Responsible for all of the Queens Library’s information technology operations including project management, business processes, vendor management, cyber security and internal/external end user support. Oversees technology infrastructure, development, applications and implementation/maintenance of all IT systems. Develops strategies for moving the Library forward in its mission using technology as a strategic asset and tool to achieve outcomes and goals. Prioritizes resources and develops strategic plans for the use of technology within the library for public services and improved/enhanced business operations. Creates a work environment that encourages high performance, collaboration, innovation and excellent internal and external customer service. The Vice President, Information Technology leads the Information Technology Department with a forward-looking vision that fosters and supports innovation, develops creative solutions, and sets industry best practices to maintain and expand Queens Library’s influence and reputation as the preeminent global technology library.

ITD Operations
* Oversees all information technology applications, development and infrastructure for the Queens Library including but not limited:  the Integrated Library System (Innovative Interfaces/Virtua), SAP, Help Desk, network support, telecommunications, telephone support services, web site management, network and system security, data management, desktop support, project management, business automation systems, public PC and WIFI management (including SAM reservation system),  business equipment maintenance and support, audio-visual services, and mobile application support/development.
* Ensures continuous delivery of internal and external day-to-day ITD services through oversight and monitoring of ITD systems performance. Establishes lines of control for current and proposed information systems. Oversees technology capital projects including systems and IT infrastructure in new or renovated facilities. Directs the development and execution of an enterprise-wide information security plan that protects the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the organization’s data and servers. Directs development and execution of an enterprise-wide disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

Strategy and Planning
* Participates in developing recommendations for overall system objectives and policies and plays a critical role in identifying cutting-edge strategies that will enable the Library to accomplish its strategic initiatives.  Provides strategic and system-wide leadership in the development of long range and operating plans, objectives, and budget for Information Technology.
* Keeps current with trends and issues in the library & IT industry, including current technologies and advocates for breakthrough technologies that encourage support and efficiencies at all levels in the organization. Promotes and oversees strategic relationships between internal ITD resources and external entities.
* Coordinates and facilitates consultation with stakeholders to define business and system requirements for new technology implementations. Approves, prioritizes, and controls projects and the project portfolio as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development, and installation of major information systems. Reviews hardware and software acquisition and maintenance contracts to ensure optimal results. Defines and communicates corporate plans, policies, and standards for the organization for acquiring, implementing, and operating ITD systems.

Budget and Financial Management and Reporting
* Develops the department budget to ensure appropriate resource allocation based on organizational goals and strategic direction.
* Monitors and manages funding that has been allocated to the department and effectively makes cost/benefit recommendations and decisions to maximize the use of available funding and resources. Manages all IT related federal, state, city or other fund budgets, for both expense and capital.  Prepares narrative reports, progress, and/or final reporting to stakeholders, in consultation with appropriate program managers. Provides other reports as needed.

Staff Management and Professional Development
* Supervises (including performance goals and measures), trains, coaches and evaluates the work of managers/directors involved in overseeing work and personnel of assigned departments.  
* Ensures that all staff within the Department receives performance reviews that are accurate and timely in accordance with the Library’s Performance Management procedures.
* Ensures that performance documentation is maintained, up-to-date and accurate.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or Management Information Systems required, Master’s Degree preferred. At least 10 years of relevant experience in Information Technology within a large complex environment, including at least 5 years in an Executive level position. Demonstrated ability to apply IT in solving business challenges and creating service opportunities. Ability to use, understand and influence the highest levels of current and emerging workplace and other technology, security and infrastructure, system integration, technical architecture, hardware, email, internet, databases, social media and other software. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in the development project lifecycle and the ability to manage multiple projects, organize workload and integration effectively and efficiently to accommodate numerous deadlines. Must have the ability and experience in managing and supervising all levels of staff, including ability to lead and manage a multi-site operation. Ability to communicate, work effectively and leverage unique strengths of a diverse staff in order to accomplish organizational and department goals and objectives. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills are required. Experience in planning and budgeting required, preferably in a large organizational setting. Knowledge of library content/collection and technology trends, best practices and industry standards preferred. Ability to make complex technology issues understandable to others. Can identify opportunities for synergy and integration and apply appropriately to ensure effective delivery of services. Experience in a large, multi-facility public library or academic setting is highly preferred.

To Apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to: Execsearch@queenslibrary.org, and reference “Vice President, Information Technology – External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Queens Library

About Queens Library:
Queens Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York is known worldwide for creative public service, innovative library technology, diversity, outreach and dozens of “firsts” in the library world. We enrich lives. Queens Library's circulation, attendance and other indicators consistently rank among the world's highest. We serve a diverse urban community of 2.3 million from 65 library locations. In addition to serving its customers’ diverse interests and backgrounds, the Library contributes substantially to the quality of life and economic vitality of its neighborhoods. Queens Library is determined to continue setting the standard for proactive, customer-centered library services that respond to the current and future needs of its community.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President directs and manages strategic and operating plans that support the delivery of high quality customer and program services to meet the needs of the diverse Queens community while fostering collaboration between multiple departments and organizational initiatives in the areas of Human Resources, Security, Information Technology and Capital Projects and Facilities Management. The Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President will accomplish this by leveraging external and internal resources to meet the Library’s mission.  In this position, the Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President provides leadership and direction while working collaboratively with the Senior Management team to ensure the successful integration of the Queens Library strategic plans, operational goals and established targets. The Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President is a critical member of the Senior Management Team.

Library Services Leadership
* In conjunction with the President and CEO and staff, identifies and develops best proven practices using thoughtful experimentation with new approaches.
* Thinks innovatively and develops strategic initiatives to enhance library services and promote a positive customer experience.
* Works effectively with senior and executive management with the mindset of continuous progress and organizational improvement.  
* Facilitates interdepartmental collaboration to ensure that all departments are communicating effectively and supporting each other as needed.
* Responsible for translating strategic plans to direct reports.
* Represents the Queens Library at lectures, meetings, tours, and other public-facing opportunities.

Customer Service Operations Management
* Translates agreed vision and goals into effective processes, systems and procedures to deliver quality Library services.
* Effectively manages and leads changing issues, processes, systems and the workforce.  

Development & Cultivation of Library Partnerships
* Represents QL and partners with key decision makers in government to leverage the information in the grants applications process.   
* Works closely with Finance for all budget management of government and non-government grants.
* Ensures timely and effective use of all grants in accordance with grant requirements.
* Represents QL at national, statewide, and local organizations. Develops partnerships with external organizations/ associations such as the Department of Juvenile Justice, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), Queens Museum, etc.
* Responsible for involvement in state boards that create new opportunities for funding.  

Staff Supervision
* Directly manages and leads senior management responsible for Human Resources, Security, Information Technology and Capital Projects and Facilities Management.
* Ensures direct reports’ performance reviews are accurate and completed in a timely manner in accordance with the Library’s performance management system for non-union staff.
* Communicates to staff the impacts of the budget process clearly, tactfully and thoughtfully.
* Explores technological solutions for process improvements.
* Coaches and leads staff effectively, broadening employee opportunities and maximizing staff talent.

Communication
* Ensures the effective flow of information within the organization and to community partners to include outreach, creating strategic alliances, community building, networking, partnering, team building, giving and receiving feedback and bridging differences with effective communication.
* Creates an atmosphere of trust and openness. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior executive capacity required.  Strong financial acumen with solid understanding of managing a large budget.  Effective communication and presentation skills.  Demonstrated experience as a director of senior management in a large urban public library or similar organization desired. Demonstrated management skills, resource management abilities and fiscal knowledge. Understanding of public sector procurement, contract management, and budgeting. Effective listening skills and communication to involve others, build consensus and influence others in decision making. Ability to be a role model for the organization and act with integrity, diplomacy and tact. Additional skills include: knowledge of change and change processes; long range planning; awareness of internal and external causes of change and ability to deal with both task and people issues related to change.  Experience working in a complex matrix environment. Demonstrated leadership competencies with a deep understanding of organizational culture and performance and change management capabilities. Ability to think strategically and make good decisions under pressure.  Engagement in flexible problem-solving.  Must have superior analytical skills with impeccable judgment. 

To Apply: 
Please email your resume and cover letter to: Execsearch@queenslibrary.org, and reference “Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President – External” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Manager

Naples Library

About the Position:
The Board of Trustees of the Naples (NY) Library seeks a passionate, forward-thinking manager to lead the library into a bright future. In 2007, the library became a district library with stable, voter-directed funding and an elected board of trustees.

Essential Duties of the Position:
* Administer budget, finances, and personnel of the library.
* Plan, implement, and evaluate library services.
* Oversee collection development.
* Implement a robust programming curriculum.
* Develop and maintain positive relationships with the Pioneer Library System, its member libraries and community organizations.
* Promote community visibility.
* Develop policies in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.

The Successful Candidate:
* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and project management skills.
* Commitment to providing high- quality service in an ever-changing public library environment, including familiarity with emerging technologies and social media.
* Demonstrated experience in managing personnel and budgets.
* Strong commitment to community relations.

Education and Experience:
* A Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree in Library Sciences preferred.
* Two years of management experience.

Compensation & Benefits:
* Salary is negotiable from $38,000 - $42,000 based on experience and qualifications.
* Paid vacation and sick leave.
* Health Insurance stipend
* New York State Retirement System.

To Apply:
Application materials (cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references) must be electronically submitted in PDF format to NaplesLibSearch@owwl.org by 5 pm on January 11, 2017.
An Employment and Exam Application submitted to Ontario County Human Resources by January 11, 2017
(application available here.)
The successful candidate will be hired on a provisional basis until they pass the Civil Service Training and Experience exam entitled Library Manager as one of the top three scorers.

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Undergraduate Education Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

University at Buffalo, University Libraries

About The University at Buffalo:
The University at Buffalo (UB) joined the public State University of New York in 1962 and has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive university in the SUNY system. Widely regarded as SUNY’s flagship and its primary center for professional education and training, the University at Buffalo was also the first of the two public universities in the state to earn membership in the pre-eminent Association of American Universities, one of only 59 research-intensive universities in the United States to hold that distinction. Located on an international border, the University at Buffalo is truly a global community of scholars, ranking first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international.
The Buffalo-Niagara region is the state’s second largest major metropolitan area, exceeded only by New York City. The region includes a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct personality, yet commonly characterized by a distinctly neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.

About the Position:
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek an innovative, energetic, and service-oriented undergraduate education librarian to join a team of professional colleagues responsible for the design, delivery, and assessment of instruction services and programming that contribute to student success and research excellence. The undergraduate education librarian will provide information literacy instruction to first-year students through embedded sessions in the Communication Literacy I course. This course is a core requirement of the new UB Curriculum and focuses on college-level research and writing. The incumbent will collaborate with university teaching faculty to weave library research into courses and provide information literacy competency assessments, where appropriate, within the courses.
This is a two-year, renewable, non-tenure track faculty appointment at .80 FTE. The incumbent will report to the Head of Educational Services in the Office of the Associate University Librarian for Research, Education and Outreach.

Minimum Qualifications:    
* At least one year of relevant teaching experience;
* Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution;
* Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries that support undergraduate programs;
* Consultative communication style reflecting excellent oral and written communication skills;
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment;
* Ability to work effectively with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds within a complex academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience designing and administering information literacy assessments;
* Experience with case-based teaching, flipped classrooms and/or other active teaching methods;
* Experience using current technologies to design and implement engaging learning activities;
* Experience applying learning theories and varied pedagogical approaches in higher education settings;
* Knowledge and application of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education http://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework;
* Familiarity with e-portfolio software.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation, paid sick leave and holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA/CREF.

To Apply:
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All applicants must apply via the UB Jobs Web site listed above. Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses).
Please provide a brief paragraph describing your teaching philosophy and attach to your online application as “Teaching Statement.”
Candidates invited to interview will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff from the University Libraries. Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Cherie Williams, Human Resources Officer. Review of applicants is currently underway. This position will be filled by July 1, 2017.

The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment.

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Engineering Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

University at Buffalo, University Libraries

About The University at Buffalo:
The University at Buffalo (UB) joined the public State University of New York in 1962 and has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive university in the SUNY system. Widely regarded as SUNY’s flagship and its primary center for professional education and training, the University at Buffalo was also the first of the two public universities in the state to earn membership in the pre-eminent Association of American Universities, one of only 59 research-intensive universities in the United States to hold that distinction. Located on an international border, the University at Buffalo is truly a global community of scholars, ranking first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international.
The Buffalo-Niagara region is the state’s second largest major metropolitan area, exceeded only by New York City. The region includes a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct personality, yet commonly characterized by a distinctly neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.

About the Position:
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to join a team of library professionals that provide services and collections to a diverse community of students and faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is the most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State, with 164 faculty and a 2015-16 enrollment of 3,478 undergraduate and 1,769 graduate students. Engineering teaching and research areas include aerospace, biomedical, bioinformatics, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering physics, environmental, industrial, materials, and mechanical engineering.
As a member of the Science and Engineering Information Team, the Engineering Librarian works collaboratively with other team members to develop and provide outreach, instruction, reference, and research services specifically in support of the curricular and research needs of students in engineering departments at UB.  Additionally, this individual provides integrated support for undergraduate learning and research, from first-year seminars through upper-division capstone courses, and serves as an “embedded librarian” to provide just-in-time information and training for students engaged in research and design projects.
The successful candidate engages in active and sustained outreach to engineering students to ensure their awareness of Libraries’ resources and services and provides additional support for research by offering training in citation management software. The incumbent works to develop strong collaborative relationships with engineering faculty to foster the development of new services for undergraduate students and integrate library resources, information literacy and research competencies into courses, curricula, and programs. The Engineering Librarian provides reference and research consultation services in-person at service desks, through individual appointments, and via electronic communication (chat, email, text), including occasional evening and weekend hours.
Services and programs in data management, digital tools, e-research, data literacy, and other emerging areas are developed collaboratively by members of the Science and Engineering Information Team. The Engineering Librarian helps to develop, create, manage and integrate print and electronic collections, including databases, serials, books, and other formats, as appropriate, in science and engineering.
This is a two-year, renewable faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment with expectations for research, publication and participation in professional associations. The Engineering Librarian will report to the Head of the Science & Engineering Information Team in the Office of the Associate University Librarian for Research, Education & Outreach and work with other librarians and staff across the University Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution;
* Understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in science and/or engineering disciplines;
* Understanding and knowledge of best practices in science and engineering librarianship;
* Demonstrated public service focus and a collegial leadership style;
* Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in information literacy;
* Demonstrated knowledge or enthusiasm for integration of new technologies in the delivery of information and instructional services;
* Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills;
* Ability to prioritize projects, work independently and collaborate with library colleagues;
* Ability to work effectively with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds within a complex academic environment;
* Evidence of professional scholarly interest and the ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s or advanced degree or coursework in engineering, science, or mathematics, or experience working in a science library or with the scientific research community;
* Previous experience in instruction, with some classroom teaching preferred;
* Knowledge of information and research literacy competencies in STEM disciplines;
* Understanding of current issues surrounding scholarly communication and data management;
* Experience in an academic or special library;
* Experience with collection development;
* Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publications.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA/CREF.

To Apply:
Click here
All applicants must apply via the UBJobs website listed above. Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses). The Search Committee Chair may contact you and ask for a statement of research and service interests. Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries. Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Cherie Williams, Human Resources Officer. Review of applicants is currently underway. This position will be filled by July 1, 2017.

The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Director of Technical Services and Library Systems

The University at Albany Libraries

About the Position:
The University at Albany Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Director of Technical Services and Library Systems. Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, this senior administrative position is responsible for all activities related to acquiring information resources for the Libraries' collections, and creating and maintaining access to collections in all formats. Responsibilities include oversight of the Acquisitions, Catalog Management, Cataloging, and Library Systems departments. As a member of the Libraries' senior administrative group, the Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals, and broad policy directions for the University Libraries.
(Academic rank: Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian)

UAlbany is looking for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in all areas related to technical services and library systems. In addition to providing overall leadership and vision for the Technical Services and Library Systems Division, the Director prepares budget projections and needs assessments for the Division; allocates and administers the Division's budget which includes the Libraries' equipment, hardware, and software budgets; and provides leadership and direction for developing and maintaining technical services collaborations and partnerships with other departments, other library divisions, and other academic libraries. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment.

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions, go to https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=79225

Closing date for receipt of applications: February 12, 2017

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.