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Part-Time Librarian I

Harrison Public Library

About Harrison Public Library:
The Harrison Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative and service-oriented professional who enjoys working with the public.

About the Position:
This is a part-time position of 17.5 hours per week. Must be able to work on a scheduled and an as-needed basis, evening and weekends on rotation.
Hourly Rate: To be determined based on experience & qualifications.

Job Duties:
* Responsible for providing library and research services and maintenance of the collections.
* Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

Minimum Training and Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university program and a current New York State Public Librarian Certificate.

To Apply:
Please email resume and cover letter to: Galina Chernykh, Library Director.

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Serials Coordinator

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 a detail-oriented information professional to oversee the Serials Services Unit. The unit orders, checks in, and claims all continuation orders (monographic series, serials and periodicals) and prepares renewal invoices for payment. The successful candidate will place orders for titles in print and print-plus-online format; resolve problems related to orders, subscription records, and invoices, including communication with vendors and selectors; provide training; and serve as a resource person for serials acquisitions, including serial check-in and creation of MARC 21 publication patterns. The successful candidate will share responsibility for management of vendor-provided bibliographic records for e-serials and e-journals, including automated loading, maintenance of resources in a knowledge base, and communication with vendors. The Serials Coordinator reports to the Head of the Acquisitions Services Department.

* Supervises one Library Clerk II (SG-9) in the Serials Services Unit
* Places and maintains order records in the Libraries' integrated library system (Aleph) for print and print-plus-online journal subscriptions, serials, and monographic series, including law materials and serials housed in binders
* Searches OCLC and downloads appropriate records for order creation and to provide pre-cataloging records
* Sets up and maintains MARC 21 publication patterns and vendor records in Aleph
* Reviews and delegates preparation of vendor renewal lists and annual subscription renewal invoices
* Acts as resource person for the department and the Libraries with concerns related to orders for print and print-plus-online continuations and publication patterns, responding in a timely manner
* Responsible for management of the knowledge base for e-resources, including aggregated databases, open access titles, individual e-journal subscriptions and e-serials, including entering local holdings
* Investigates, resolves and responds to online resource access issues reported via a ticketing system
* Expected to serve on library or university committees in service to the campus and library community

Click here For qualification requirements and application instructions.
Job posting P16-42992

Application deadline: August 17, 2016
 The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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Central Library Assistant Manager, Programming & Outreach

Queens Library

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

Major Duties:
As a member of a cross functional Central Library Management team, provides customer service across the entire Central Library with a focus on programming & outreach.
* Assists in the management of the Central Library. Supervises librarians, customer service, and other staff.
* Ensures and provides quality customer service to internal and external customers in a timely manner and with a positive, proactive, customer-focus.
* Recommends programs & continually evaluates programming & outreach with a focus on increasing circulation & usage. Assists in the identification of materials for acquisition with a focus on developing a collection that meets the needs of the community.
* Regularly supervises and audits the appearance, operation and condition of the public service areas.
* Assists with managing budgets and required reporting.
* Develops and maintains relationships with local organizations and schools. Participates in committees and represents the organization as required.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

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

Annual Salary: ranges between $53,366 to $56,037 depending on experience.
What We Offer: Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful.

To Apply:
Email your cover letter and resume and reference “Assistant Manager, Programming & Outreach – EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 
Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Librarian 1

Mount Vernon Public Library

The Mount Vernon Public Library has an opening for a Librarian One in the Electronic Resource & Collections Department.

The job responsibilities include planning computer classes for adults and seniors, evaluating databases and other electronic content, ordering digital materials including e-books, e-audio and other formats and demonstrating the use of digital devices to patrons. In addition the librarian will assist patrons with their informational needs, reader advisory, locating library materials in all formats and staffing the reference desk. Other responsibilites will include planning and implementing creative and innovative programs as well as outreach to the Mount Vernon community.

The candidate must possess excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and an understanding of best practices and emerging technologies in a library setting and a knowledge of social media.
This position requires a MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university program and a current New York State Public Librarian Certificate. This is a civil service position.

Schedule & Salary:
Must be able to work some nights and weekends as scheduled. Salary range %51,252 to $61,623 and will rise 3% beginning next month.

To Apply:
If interested in this position please register to take the Civil Service exam and send your cover letter and resume to Carolyn Karwoski, Library Director.

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Outreach Consultant

Southern Adirondack Library System

About Southern Adirondack Library System:
The Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), a cooperative public library system in upstate New York, is seeking to fill the position of Outreach Consultant. SALS coordinates programs and activities, which assist and complement the resources and efforts of 34 member libraries in Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. SALS also collaborates with the Mohawk Valley Library System to provide automation and technology services to an eight county area.

About the Position:
SALS is seeking an energetic professional with public library experience, a working knowledge of modern adult literacy practices, grant writing skills, and strong technology and training skills. The candidate must be able to communicate well and to work collaboratively with the system staff, member library staff, member library trustees and community partners.
The successful candidate will work as part of a team to coordinate, create or support system-wide adult literacy programs, GED, ELL, financial or digital literacy.
All system work is done to help the member libraries provide the best services to their communities. The position requires attendance at meetings at various locations throughout an eight county service area.

Salary and Benefits:
$45,000 + depending on experience and qualifications. NYS Retirement System; health insurance; 20 working days vacation leave; plus twelve paid holidays; 12 sick days; and 3 personal days. A cafeteria plan includes benefits related to pretax: day care, unreimbursed medical expenses, and AFLAC insurance products.

* Coordinates, delivers or develops system-wide training and continuing education programs to keep members up-to-date with adult literacy and ELL developments and best practices.
* Consults with member library staff and trustees in support of their efforts to evaluate local library needs and create effective services for their communities.
* Identifies and works with community groups and agencies to provide or promote literacy efforts in the region.
* Participates in system and member library advocacy efforts.
* Participates in adult, outreach and youth services programs of the system including developing and writing grants.
* Participation in state and national organizations is expected.

Required Experience & Training:
* A Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited library program
* Eligible for NYS Public Library Certification
* Five years of professional library experience
* Working knowledge of modern adult literacy teaching practices
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams
* Self-directed, self-motivated
* Experience with Integrated Library Systems, web technology, social media and MS Office programs
* Successful grant writing and administration
* Valid drivers license

To Apply:
Send by September 15, 2016, a letter of application and resume by U.S. mail or e-mail to:

Sara Dallas, Director Southern Adirondack Library System
22 Whitney Place
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

No telephone inquiries please.

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Library Associate

Troy Public Library

About the Position:
The Troy Public Library currently has an opening for a Library Associate to work in the children's room at the Main Library.  This position is part time (approximately 24 hours per week).  The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the head of the Young People's Department.

Typical Work Activities Include:
* Assists patrons in locating materials in the library
* Plans and conducts story hour and other children's programs
* Assists in planning and implementing library exhibits and displays
* Performs a variety of clerical tasks including data entry, answering telephones, and reading shelves.
* Provides staffing for the children's room

Minimum Qualifications:
Education:  At least two years beyond high school.
Experience:  Experience working with children a plus

Work Schedule:
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. 

Starting salary for this position is $14.31 per hour.
This position is temporary.  We anticipate that the position will extend through January 2017.

To Apply:
If you are interested, please respond with your resume by August 5, 2016:

Paul Hicok, Director
Troy Public Library
100 Second St.
Troy, NY 12180

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Web Developer/Designer

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 a service-oriented, creative, collaborative individual to serve as Web Developer/Designer. The successful candidate will have daily responsibility for organizing, maintaining, updating and improving the Libraries' public websites and staff intranet; integrating a variety of disparate web services and resources seamlessly; creating documentation and providing training to library faculty and staff; and working closely with individuals and groups who contribute to the sites. Duties may also include work on administrative and/or database applications. The Web Developer/Designer reports to the Head of Library Systems.

* Manage and develop responsive Internet and intranet web and mobile web applications and APIs using modern web technologies including Drupal
* Integrate 3rd party library technologies (ILLiad, Aleph, EZproxy, etc.) with the Libraries' website
* Create documentation and enforce best practices and standards to ensure consistency across the Libraries' web presence
* Provide training to faculty and staff on how to use specific library web applications and programs
* Ensure optimal web interface design and web server performance, including monitoring and responding to availability, performance, and security issues
* Work with stakeholders of varying levels of knowledge and experience to develop, deploy, and maintain library digital assets
* Serve as a backup to the Integrated Library System & Electronic Access Manager for Aleph systems tasks, report generation, and support
* Serve as a backup to the Database Designer/Developer for MySQL systems tasks, report generation, and support of administrative and database applications
* Expected to serve on library or university committees in service to the campus and library community
* Maintain a positive attitude throughout the workplace by being cooperative, courteous, and supportive toward all colleagues

Click here for qualification requirements and application instructions.

Application Deadline: August 13, 2016
The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

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Sr. Information Technology Support Technician

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

About the Position:
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library seeks a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Sr. Information Technology Technician to support a busy, suburban library.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated project management and technical experience supporting 100 + staff and public desktops, devices, printers, scanners and web application systems in a Windows Server 2012 network environment.  We specifically need someone with three + years’ experience managing library data and voice networks, servers and systems, including on-site and cloud backup and security issues.  In addition, the Library seeks someone with a commitment to public service, great communication and collaboration skills and a desire to integrate new digital tools and trends into the Library's Technology Services and Programs.
A complete job description is available online.

Civil Service: The position of Senior Information Technology Support Technician is a competitive position within the Saratoga County Civil Service Administration.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits include participation in  New York State Retirement, medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, sick and personal time and holidays.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume and three references via email or by mail to:

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Attn:  Angela Strong
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Questions about the position should be directed to Angela Strong or 518-371-8622.

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Program and Advocacy Consultant

Southern Tier Library System

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


This is a level 4 full time team member position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Professional Development & Outreach. The Program & Advocacy Consultant provides support to member libraries relative to all aspects and approaches of library administration specific to library directorship and adult services. Areas of specialization can include: community engagement, innovative library spaces, trending services, leadership, marketing and funding campaigns.

The essential functions of the Program & Advocacy Consultant are:

Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices and more specifically library directorship and adult services.
Programming: Works to educate, encourage and support member library directors to lead at high levels of efficiency, which results in local library services that enhance overall community engagement with an emphasis on adult populations. Focuses on utilizing tools, resources and knowledge that align with best practices to help libraries and their directors exceed minimum standards through training opportunities. Employs trending and innovative ways within the field. Benchmarks international, national and state practices.
Funding: Collaborates with MLS team members experienced in funding campaigns to work with library directors and boards to secure adequate and sustainable funding sources. Primary focus is on working with libraries that are considered underfunded by the library system, and utilizing member library director relations to build understanding and confidence in the funding campaign process. Helps team members lead campaign implementation from the beginning until the end.
Marketing: Responsible for overall library system marketing to member libraries and library system communities to make visible organization’s objectives and mission. Communication activities include newsletters, blogs, email, press releases, website content, social media, and all other outlet forms. Strives to make library system services well known to member libraries and their communities to bring regional awareness to public libraries. 

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

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school; or
* Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years successful public library administration experience.
* Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.
* Valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:
* Knowledge of NYS Education laws as they pertain to Public and Association Libraries.
* Professionalism and commitment to the field of library science and information.
* Active participation in State-level initiatives and Associations.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary is range is $42,000 – $48,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

To Apply:
Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to (Attn: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director).
Documents should be sent as .pdf attachments. Subject line should read: “Program & Advocacy Consultant Search – Southern Tier Library System. Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.
For more information about this position, Southern Tier Library System and our quality of living… visit us online.

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, August 12th, 2016, but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start date is October 2016.

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Part-Time Library Multi-Media Technician

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library

About the Position:
The Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, New York is seeking applicants for a part-time (27.5 hours per week) Library Multi-Media Technician position.  The candidate should have experience as an instructor in the uses of technology. The position requires knowledge of use, repair, & operation of computers, servers and peripherals as well as network management and applications software.  The ability to communicate well in person, on the phone, and in writing is required.  He/she will teach computer classes and one-on-one informational or technology sessions.  Experience in curriculum development and the ability to speak Spanish are desirable but not required. 

Compensation: $16.50 per hour

Benefits: Vacation & sick days; the opportunity to enroll in the New York State Local Retirement System

Qualifications: this position is subject to Civil Service Examination
(A) Certification as a NOVELL CNE (Certified Network Engineer) or comparable training and certification; or
(B) thirty hours of post high school academic/technical credits in coursework related to computer technology, and one year of experience in the operation and/or maintenance of computers and/or multimedia resources; or
(C) five years of experience as described in (B) above;

To Apply:
Application materials (cover letter, resume and three professional references) must be electronically submitted in PDF format to  Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.  Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library employees are appointed through the Sullivan County Personnel Department.  For additional information or a list of exams pertaining to library positions, please call the Personnel Department at (845)807-0485.

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Outreach Librarian, MyLibraryNYC

Queens Library

**This is a temporary grant-funded position through 6/30/17**

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

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator, MyLibraryNYC the Outreach Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining Queens Library’s relationships with the NYC Department of Education and local schools as part of the MyLibraryNYC initiative.  This position will deliver core services to the participating schools during the school year, requires frequent travel to Queens Library locations and Queens’ public schools.

* Works with local schools to ensure all students and educators have library cards
* Provides training to educators and students on MyLibraryNYC interface, Queens Library online resources and other topics as needed
* Visits assigned pilot schools to support  faculty, students and parents in use of MyLibraryNYC resources and services
* Assists educators in selecting and requesting appropriate teacher sets
* Participates in community outreach and attends community events
* Acts as liaison between pilot schools and local Queens Library locations
* Supports class visits at Community Libraries for pilot schools
* Assists in data collection for pilot project
* Assists in creating promotional materials and training materials
* Serves as a resource and problem solver for project-related questions from pilot schools
* Provides reference and reader’s advisory services
* Performs other duties as assigned

* Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school and eligibility for NYS librarian certification required.
* Must have performance evaluation of standard or above in public service positions.
* Must be willing to submit to fingerprinting by the NYC Department of Education.
* Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously.

To Apply:
Email your resume and cover letter and reference “Outreach Librarian, MyLibraryNYC - EXTERNAL” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

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Full Time Adult Services Librarian

Wood Library

About the Position:
F/T Librarian – Wood Library seeks a self-motivated professional to be our next Adult Services Librarian.  The Adult Services Librarian reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for developing the adult materials collections, planning and coordinating a variety of programs and services for adults, and providing outreach to the Canandaigua community.  
Wood Library is an association library located in Canandaigua, NY in the Finger Lakes Region and provides services to 25,000 residents.  In 2014, the library completed a major building project which added 5,400 square feet to its historic building on Main Street including a large multi-purpose community meeting room.  A new strategic plan adopted by the library board in 2015 outlines priorities in the areas of community partnerships with organizations committed to lifelong learning, flexibility to make adjustments based on how people use the library, and support for staff and volunteers as they meet the demands of their jobs in a highly customer-driven environment.  
We’re poised for big things at Wood Library and we need an energetic and committed Adult Services Librarian to join our staff to help take us to the next level!

An MLS degree from an ALA accredited program is required.  Those currently enrolled in an MLS program will be considered. 

This is a full-time, 35 hour per week position with a starting salary of $40,000.  Benefit package includes employer contribution to health insurance and a SIMPLE IRA plan.

Duties & Responsibilities:
* Completes duties assigned by the Director and meets regularly with the Director to review Adult Services.
* Develops, implements and publicizes informational, recreational and cultural programs for adults.
* Plans and coordinates tech programs for adults.
* Plans development of adult fiction, non-fiction, and non-print
* Trains members of the staff working in Adult Services.
* Prepares annual and special reports for Adult Services.
* Identifies grant opportunities and prepares applications with the assistance of the Development Specialist.

Qualifications & Requirements:
* Librarian with an MLS from a graduate library school accredited by ALA required.
* Knowledge of computers/technology and Wordpress websites.
* Patience, tact, and excellent communication skills.
* Strong organizational talents.
* Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
* Poise in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.
* Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages.
* Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues within the library system, community leaders, etc.
* Shows strong initiative.
* Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others.
* Ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations.
* Warm, outgoing personality.
* An innovative mind that thinks “outside the box.”

To Apply:
Special preference will be given to those applications received by Friday, August 17, 2016.  Qualified, interested parties should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Cyndi Fordham, Administrative Assistant.

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Assistant Library Director

Mount Vernon Public Library

About the Position:
The Assistant Director supports the Library’s mission, goals and strategic plan; assumes responsibility for how the Library is perceived by staff and the public; and contributes through collaborative problem-solving. Will supervise public services activities and departments. Will also prepare and implement a development plan and will work on seeking out grant opportunities for the library.  Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations including the supervision of the maintenance staff and facilities management.

Essential Responsibilities:
Where applicable, works to develop and implement the library’s strategic plan. Submits recommendations on public services policies and procedures to the Director and implements these decisions. Is familiar with all phases of operation of the library. Assists in developing and administering policies concerning library operations and programs. Advises, supervises, and evaluates Head Librarians. Makes recommendations related to appointments, promotions, transfers, and other personnel matters to the Director. Assists in the overall planning for the library by attending conferences and workshops and reading professional literature and by taking an active part in professional activities within the state as well as nationally.
The Assistant Director is an active member of the Director’s administrative team.  Assists the Director with administrative day-to-day library operations. Serves as Acting Director in absence of the Director.

Other Functions: Performs additional duties as assigned by the Director

Education & Experience:
Minimum: Master’s degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association. Should possess a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, practices, methods and knowledge of all phases of public library work; and have strong interpersonal skills, including communication (verbal and written), problem solving, and planning. 2 years public library experience with 1 year as a manager. Some library administrative experience preferred but not required. This is a civil service position. Requires a New York State Librarian’s Certificate at time of hire.  Salary range is $78,000-$90,000. Competitive benefits package.

To Apply:
If interested in this position please send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Carolyn Karwoski, Library Director by July 31, 2016.

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Youth Services Coordinator

Mount Vernon Public Library

About the Position:
The Mount Vernon (NY) Public Library has a job opening for a Youth Services Coordinator.  The Library is looking for an enthusiastic leader who can design and direct collections, services and programs for the children of the city of Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, NY is located in Westchester County and is a member of the Westchester Library System. The library serves a diverse community in an urban setting.  Will work with the Teen Program Head to facilitate youth programming for the library.  35 hour work week including some evenings and weekends.  The Youth Services Coordinator will be responsible for the hiring, supervising, training and evaluation of the children’s services staff and will report to the Library Director.
Full job description is posted on the library website.

Salary & Benefits: Excellent benefits including vacation, health, dental and enrollment in the New York State Retirement System.  Salary range is 59,881.00-66,875.00 depending upon experience. 

* Supervision of all children’s staff. Responsible for the design and implementation of all children’s programs and activities including the summer reading club, book talks, discussion groups, storytelling, school visits and other related programs. Will coordinate summer activities with the Mount Vernon schools.  Oversees collection management for the children’s library.  
* Will be a member of the management team and will participate in the planning, writing and implementation of the library’s long range plan.  
* Will design and implement a youth services technology plan that will include working on content and design for the library’s website and an early learning center.
* Will prepare publicity for all programs and contribute to the library newsletter.
* Builds partnerships and cultivates relationships with other community organizations.
* Seeks out and prepares grant requests.
* Motivates, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, volunteers and our patrons.
* Maintains awareness of new developments and trends in the field through professional journals, workshops, conferences, etc.
* Performs related duties as required.

* Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
* 3 years or more experience as a children’s librarian in a public library
* Demonstrated knowledge of library materials and resources
* Extensive knowledge of current trends in library services to children
* Strong knowledge of children’s literature
* Programming skills
* Demonstrated ability to develop and implement services to children
* Good knowledge of management skills including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance and maintaining a strong working environment for staff
* Strong knowledge of computer applications for library service
* Ability to work effectively with library staff and library patrons
* Able to prioritize duties and tasks
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Aware of new developments and trends in library services
* Ability to organize and work with tight time constraints and meet deadlines

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume to the Library Director:  Carolyn Karwoski by July 31, 2016. Please send your cover letter and resume.
Please include current workshops conferences and other continuing education sessions attended in the past year. 
Also include answers to the following questions:

  1. How do you see library services to children changing over the next 5 years?
  2. What are some of the techniques you would employ to develop strong working relationships with the public and private schools in Mount Vernon?
  3. What innovative ideas would you employ for outreach to the community?
  4. This is a Civil Service Position and will require a civil service exam after hire.

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Assistant Director, Library Services

Northampton Community College

Primary Function:
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.

Organizational Relationships:
(1) Responsible to the Director, Library Services at the Bethlehem Campus;  (2) Coordinates work with members of the Library and Monroe faculty and administrative teams;  (3) Relates role to College goals and mission attainment; (4) Participates in College committees.

Performance Standards:
Performance in this position is considered satisfactory when:  (1) mutually agreed upon objectives have been attained within a specified time frame; (2)  responsibilities of the position have been carried out at a level consistent with performance objectives; (3)  effective cooperative relationships exist with the other members of the Library and Monroe administrative teams.

* Education: attainment of a master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited college. 
* Skills, Knowledge, Abilities: 

  1. Familiarity with information technology and its application in a library setting;
  2. Strong organizational, interpersonal, teaching, oral and written communication skills; strong time management and planning skills; 
  3. Willingness to exercise proper authority and good independent judgment to effective handle library user complaints, behavioral problems and library policy questions;
  4. Ability to work with faculty, students and staff;
  5. Ability to work in a tactful, courteous and service-oriented manner;
  6. Knowledge of current trends in library services;
  7. Ability to function effectively as a member of an instructional team; 
  8. Ability to develop programs in cooperation with others;
  9. Technical and managerial skills; 
  10. Proficiency in reference service and electronic databases;
  11. Ability to work with and relate to community constituencies. 

* Experience:

  1. 3-5 years of recent experience with library services preferably at the community college level, and including direct staff supervision;
  2. demonstrated competency to serve in an administrative capacity.

To Apply:
Those interested should apply online.

Posted 6/21