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Senior Librarian

Town Of Cheshire, CT

DEADLINE—MARCH 4, 2016

The Town invites a qualified, well rounded, energetic, customer focused professional to join our management team as a 35 hour per week Senior Librarian (L-6).

As the Head of Materials Management, the individual selected will be responsible for administering and operating the combined Circulation and Technical Services functions in one of the busiest public libraries in the state. The position will supervise, train and evaluate approximately 18 full- and part-time staff members plus substitutes in the acquisition, cataloging, processing and circulation of items of all media types including downloadable materials. The library acquires approximately 16,000 items and loans approximately 400,000 items per year, Must have exceptional organizational, management and customer services skills and demonstrate proficiency in the principles and practices of collection development, cataloging and circulation. Must be able to represent the library at consortium-level meetings, works with vendors and successfully manage a budget. Supervises the library in the absence of an administrator; able to work and make decisions independently. Looking for a creative, team oriented individual who will constantly seek to improve and streamline library operations and procedures to the benefit of patrons.   

Salary range is $58,822 - 71,908 annually.  Job description attached and also available at the Town Manager’s Office, Cheshire Town Hall, 84 South Main Street, Cheshire. A letter of interest and resume must be submitted by the close of business on Friday March 4, 2016 to Louis A. Zullo, Personnel Director/Assistant Town Manager, at the Town Manager’s Office.

This notice is posted in compliance with the Town of Cheshire Personnel Rules and Regulations. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V.

POSITION TITLE:     Senior Librarian            CLASSIFICATION: L-6
DEPARTMENT:    Library                    DATE:  February 13, 2013

POSITION OBJECTIVE
This professional supervisory position is responsible for administering and operating a major functional unit within the library such as circulation, reference, technical or children’s services.  
Specific expertise in the assigned service areas includes understanding, implementing and using automated library information management systems, cataloging, and training, supervising and evaluating other staff.  

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to:    Deputy Director or Library Director
Supervises:    Page, Clerk, Library Technical Assistant, Library Associate,
Senior Library Associate, Librarian

JOB LOCATION AND EQUIPMENT USED
The primary work location is the library.  Equipment used includes computers, network equipment and other common office equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1.    Identify customer needs by initiating, developing and implementing policies, procedures, programs and activities to meet those needs.
2.    Provide direction to employees in lower job classifications in the performance of their duties.
3.    Assist in hiring staff.  
4.    Train, supervise, and evaluate all department members.
5.    Administer departmental budget.
6.    Maintain strong effective communication between administrators and front line staff.  
7.    Continually seek opportunities for professional improvement for self and department members.  Maintain a current knowledge about professional trends and best practices, sharing information with appropriate staff.
8.    May develop and maintain the integrity of the catalog, patron databases, and library collections.
9.    Assess needs and develop goals, objectives, and procedures for department and library services based on the strategic plan.  Regularly monitor and evaluate existing programs and services.
10.    Skilled at conducting effective reference and reader’s advisory interviews, using all available resources to satisfy patron needs.  Refer users to appropriate assistance if necessary.
11.    Develops, publicizes and presents library programs for adults, teens and children.   Ensures appropriate marketing and public relations for the functional unit.
12.    Represents the library to the community or professional groups, both in the library and elsewhere.
13.    Catalog and process library materials.
14.    In the absence of more senior staff, is responsible for overseeing the building and ensuring that library policies and procedures are followed.  
15.    Able to work at any public service desk and explain library programs and services to patrons.
16.    Is proficient in using the library’s automated circulation module, online catalog, and library website.  Helps patrons locate and access library social media.
17.    May be called upon to perform basic troubleshooting on commonly used library equipment.
18.    Performs other projects and tasks as assigned or approved by a supervisor.

The above duties describe the most significant duties performed and are not to be considered a detailed description of every duty of the position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPABILITIES
A senior librarian should have knowledge of local library policies and services. Strong computer and online information resource skills are essential.  A senior librarian must be able to effectively use the integrated library system (ILS).  Solid customer service skills and well developed written and spoken communication skills are expected.  Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relations, interacting with the public and coworkers in a friendly and courteous manner.   An awareness of library resources available outside the local library is required.  A senior librarian may be required to work in more than one functional area and to work on evenings and weekends. To be considered for this position, an applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree, an MLS from an accredited program and at least three years of relevant experience.

Posted February 8, 2016


Senior Technology Support Specialist – Full Time

Albany Public Library, Albany, NY
*Note: This position will be filled as a PROVISIONAL Civil Service appointment.  The appointee will be required to qualify for permanent appointment to this position when the next classification test is offered.
 
General Statement of Duties:
Responsible for local area network support, configuration and troubleshooting.  In a primarily Windows-based server environment, installs, configures, maintains and supports virtual and physical servers and computer work stations.  Shares departmental responsibilities for help desk support for Windows, Microsoft Office applications, wireless networks and mobile technologies.  Assists with creation and updating of systems documentation.
 
Distinguishing Features of the Class:
Under immediate supervision of the Information Technology Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the installation, configuration and support of servers and network equipment, desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices and audio-visual software and hardware.   Supervision is exercised over the work of other departmental personnel in the absence of the IT Manager.
 
Typical Work Activities (illustrative only):
Installs, configures and maintains computer servers, workstations and software; Manages local area network support and operating systems; Assists in troubleshooting, configuring, maintaining and supporting network infrastructure; Provides phone, e-mail and help desk support to staff  concerning software and hardware; Supports mobile device technologies, wireless network access, and emerging technologies; Assists staff in the proper use of computers, printers, peripherals and audio-visual equipment; Evaluates new products and performs operating system upgrades; Enters and retrieves information in an automated information system; Prepares and maintains system documentation and user support materials; Performs related work as required.
 
Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:
Good knowledge of computer workstations, servers and mobile devices; Good knowledge of network administration and support;
Ability to support and maintain audio-visual equipment; Ability to operate computer workstations and peripheral equipment;
Ability to follow oral and written instructions; Ability to instruct others in the use and adaptability of computer workstations, software and hardware. Ability to work independently and also as part of a team; Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment; Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
 
Minimum Qualifications:
A.            Graduation from a regionally accredited four-year or NYS registered college or university or one accredited by the NYS  Board of  Regents to grant degrees with  a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field AND four (4) years of full-time paid experience in computer, server and network operations, software applications or peripherals; OR
B.            Graduation from a  regionally accredited two-year or NYS registered college or university or one accredited by the NYS  Board of  Regents to grant degrees with an Associate's degree in computer science or a related field, AND six (6) years of full-time paid experience in computer, server and network operations, software applications or peripherals; 0R
C.            Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
NOTE: Successful completion of an applicable industry standard certification may be substituted for one year of experience.
 
Special Requirements: A valid New York State driver’s license and use of personal vehicle is required at the date of the appointment and for the duration of employment.
Highly desirable:  Strong network administration skills, good knowledge of virtual computing systems, scripting languages and group policy management within a Windows Server network environment, and experience with Citrix systems administration.
Supervisor:                           Information Technology Manager
Work Schedule:                   37.5 hours/week in a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours as needed.
Salary:                                  $57,167 with a generous benefit package.
Deadline:                              Review will begin March 7, 2016
Apply to:                               Resources & Finance Manager
                                             Albany Public Library
                                             161 Washington Avenue
                                             Albany, NY  12210
                                             reinhartm@albanypubliclibrary.org
                                             Include cover letter, resume and three professional references

Posted February 8, 2016


Reference Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a dynamic Reference Librarian to provide reference and research consultation services in the University and Science libraries to students, faculty, staff and community users.  Reference delivery methods include face-to-face, telephone, chat, and individual appointment. Some evening and weekend hours required.  The successful candidate will serve as the subject librarian for the journalism and newspaper collections and as subject liaison to faculty and students in the Journalism program.  This position evaluates and selects resources, provides instruction, and develops and maintains tools to promote and facilitate access to research resources, including online research guides.  Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany, SUNY, are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment. This position reports to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.
 
Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian; rank will be determined by the successful candidate's qualifications
 
For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=68260
 
Application deadline: March 9, 2016
 
The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.
 
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.
 
(Job posting P16-41351)

Posted February 8, 2016


Library Director

Galway Public Library
Galway, New York

The Board of Trustees of the Galway Public Library in Saratoga County, New York, is seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to serve as Library Director to continue this growing library’s commitment to quality public service.

About the Library:
The library is chartered to serve the residents of the Galway Central School District, which has a population of about 7000.  It is located in Galway Village, a suburban/rural community 16 miles west of Saratoga Springs, New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.
 
Desired Attributes:
Strong leadership, communication and technological skills, and the ability to encourage
staff development.  Must be community minded and comfortable working with the Library Board.   

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Budget preparation and financial management; Collection development; Design and implementation of programs for patrons of all ages; Human resources and facilities management; Development and support of technology use plan; Implementation of library policies; Oversight of library marketing.

Qualifications:
Preferred: Master’s degree in Library Science and a NYS Public Librarian’s Certification with experience working in a public library setting.  Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and a willingness to continue to work toward a librarian’s certification.

The Position is full-time, 35 hours per week to be negotiated within a salary range of $32,000 to $40,000. Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and two letters of professional reference to: Arlene Rhodes, President, Board of Trustees, Galway Public Library, PO Box 207, Galway, NY 12074 or e-mail to arrho@aol.com.  Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Posted February 8, 2016


Director - Olean Public Library

Direct the public library in a small city in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. The Olean Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader who demonstrates commitment to the public library’s excellent legacy of service to the local community. The successful candidate will have the skill and experience to plan and implement new services and programs, fostering community support and a shared vision for the Olean Public Library. With a dedicated staff of 25 and a $1.2 million annual operating budget, the Library serves the 16,000+ residents, as well as the surrounding area, circulating 140,000+ items annually. The library serves as the co-central library, along with the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown, NY, of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, one of the 23 public library systems in the State of New York.
 
Olean, located in the Southern Tier of New York State along Interstate 86, serves as an economic, educational, medical, and retail center of southwestern New York.  St. Bonaventure University and the Jamestown Community College/Olean campus are located nearby.  Abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation exist for all-season activities, including hiking and skiing.  The cost of living in this region is very reasonable, allowing individuals and families to make the most of their economic resources.
 
Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities of the position include:
·         Develop the library budget and supervise the expenditures of library funds and the collection of library revenues
·         Apply for and administer grants
·         Develop and evaluate plans for library services, evaluating the effectiveness of the library’s services and programs in relation to the changing needs of the community
·         Review and/or develop policies and procedures for the operation of the library
·         Supervise the work and training of library personnel
·         Administer personnel policies; recommend appointments, transfers, promotions, dismissal and staffing patterns of personnel
·         Represent the library before governmental agencies and community groups in seeking financial resources for the library
·         Supervise the maintenance of library property and recommend repairs, alternations and new construction
·         Administer the purchase and selection of library materials
·         Recommend and administer marketing and public relations programs
·         Keep informed of professional developments through attendance at and participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.
 
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree, eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate, and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible post-master’s library experience. Supervisory experience is preferred.
 
Compensation. The minimum salary for the position is $60,000 (with additional compensation for experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.
 
For further information, contact the search committee at directorsearch@oleanlibrary.org.   Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter, resume, and three professional references as PDF attachments to directorsearch@oleanlibrary.org.   Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2016.

Posted February 8, 2016


User Services Librarian (FT, Tenure-track)

SUNY Orange Community College, Middletown, NY

SUNY Orange Community College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track User Services Librarian.

The User Services Librarian is responsible for providing primary managerial oversight for circulation and interlibrary loan services at the Newburgh Campus Library. Additionally, as part of a strong public services oriented team, the Librarian will participate in reference services rotation, and in the development and delivery of library instruction sessions.

This position requires a wide range of professional responsibilities and activities, including instructing, and supervising personnel, developing policies and procedures, participation in the library instruction program, reference service, collection development, and promotion of library services to the campus community. Participation in departmental planning, attendance at department and college meetings, committee membership, and other duties as assigned. While based in Newburgh, the successful candidate may be required to teach at both our Middletown and Newburgh Campuses. The desired candidate should possess excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills, have the ability to work in a team environment and be able to handle multiple responsibilities.

Requirements: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited academic institution required. Experience and knowledge of electronic information resources and technologies. Familiarity with an integrated library system, and circulation department functions. Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to collaborate with individuals and in teams, strong commitment to customer service. Experience with Illiad and OCLC resource sharing, experience teaching library instruction classes, supervisory experience.

Start date: ASAP

To apply for this position visit our website.

SUNY Orange is an EEO employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans

Apply Here

Posted January 26, 2016


Director of Customer Experience

Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY

Under the leadership of the Chief Librarian, this position will lead a team of stakeholders from across the Library to develop, deliver and maintain a customer service excellence plan, focused on developing an exceptional customer service experience for library users. The Director of Customer Experience is responsible for conceptualizing, developing and implementing exceptional customer experience strategies across all locations.  Additionally, this individual will lead, design and deliver customer service training and development, as well as analyze and support the development, implementation, and ongoing enhancements to customer service delivery.  The Director will also oversee the Circulation department.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Establish and oversee a shared set of customer service excellence standards across BPL, especially those pertaining to reference, circulation and collections.
  2. Bridge cross-functional teams in Brooklyn Public Library to achieve consistent, meaningful communication and create a unified interaction with the customer.
  3. Assess and address critical gaps in existing customer policies, standards, practices, tools and training.
  4. Act as the lead liaison to BookOps in all areas of collection management, including overall monitoring and direction of the collections budget.
  5. Lead a system-wide collection development advisory team and provide direction to staff regarding collection management.
  6. Provide oversight of the circulation unit, responsible for effective and updated processes and policies governing patron account management and materials circulation and handling.
  7. Work with the Human Resources department to address skills gaps and training needs.
  8. Work collaboratively with the IT department to evaluate ILS related customer enhancement technology and products and make appropriate recommendations for purchase and implementation.
  9. Work with the Marketing and Communications department to create branch libraries that are welcoming in their design.
  10. As part of senior public service management team, collaborate on all initiatives that impact public service and identify new projects for consideration.
  11. Participate in other Brooklyn Public Library projects as directed by the Chief Librarian.

Skills & Qualifications:

  1. MLS from an ALA accredited library school.
  2. Five years supervisory or administrative experience in a large public library system, with a demonstrated awareness of library trends, directions, and best practices.
  3. Substantial experience working in a multicultural urban environment, demonstrating increased responsibility and leadership of multiple units.
  4. Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication including the ability to make a presentation to a community group or other audience. Proven ability to interpret and apply library policy; to analyze and solve problems; to generate new ideas; to organize and manage complex activities and budgets; and to formulate and carry out a coordinated plan of effective service.
  5. Willingness to learn, adapt, participate in professional activities and expand on professional knowledge.
  6. Working knowledge of Integrated Library System to manage circulation and user information as well as familiarity with e-resources and key Microsoft applications.
  7. Familiarity with principles of Collection Development.
  8. Excellent leadership and management skills.
  9. Successful track record of supervising and collaborating with staff in a manner that is flexible and supportive yet ensures accountability.
  10. Demonstrated project management skills.
  11. Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement change.
  12. Demonstrated experience developing and delivering exceptional customer service strategies.
  13. Knowledge of and proficiency using emerging technologies to drive education and programming initiatives to benefit users of all age groups.

Interested applicants can submit via email a cover letter and resume.  Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted January 26, 2016


Library Director

Denville Public Library, Denville, NJ

The Board of Trustees of the Denville Public Library (New Jersey) seeks a creative and innovative Library Director who can continue to advance the mission and values of a heavily used public library that was voted the best library in Morris County for 3 consecutive years.

Denville Township, located in central Morris County and known as the “hub” of the county, is a vibrant, highly educated suburban community with a population of 16,600.  The library has a collection of approximately 70,000 volumes, an annual circulation of 170,000 items and a total staff of 14 FTE employees including 5.1 FTE certified professional librarians.  The library is a member of the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) and has an annual operating budget of $1.1 million.

Responsibilities: The Director reports to a seven member Board of Trustees and is responsible for all aspects of library operations as well as providing the overall leadership and strategic vision for the library.  Specifically, the Director:

  1. Develops and monitors the library’s budget
  2. Directs all personnel matters and maintains a positive working  relationship with the employee union
  3. Oversees the development and maintenance of library collections and facilities
  4. Executes and takes the lead in updating the library’s strategic plan
  5. Acts as the spokesperson for internal and external communications

The Director is expected to participate in the civic life of Denville and to represent the library in MAIN as well as state, regional and national associations.

Qualifications:  The minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, five years of progressively responsible administrative and managerial experience in public libraries, with three years as a director, and a NJ State Librarian Certificate or the eligibility for certification.   Vital attributes for this position include superior oral and written communication skills, a thorough knowledge of financial and personnel management, political skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Compensation:  The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $92,000 depending on experience and qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.

For consideration, please email a meaningful cover letter, resumé and 3 professional references to James Hecht.  Applications received by February 22, 2016 will receive fullest consideration.

Posted January 26, 2016


Library Director

Dobbs Ferry Public Library, Dobbs Ferry, New York

Dobbs Ferry, NY, a village located on the Hudson River 30 minutes north of NYC, with a population of 11,000, is seeking a Director for the Public Library. Further information about Dobbs Ferry may be found on the village website.

The minimum qualifications for the Library Director I position include:

  1. A Masters degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the NYS Education Department as following acceptable education practices
  2. A New York State Public Libraries Professional Certificate
  3. A minimum of 2 years of professional library experience

Interested, qualified candidates must take the Library Director I civil service exam #64-­‐487 to be eligible for consideration for the position. All the application documents must be completed and submitted to the Westchester County Human Resources Department by February 11, 2016.

The full examination announcement can be found here.

To apply,

  1. Visit https://exams.westchestergov.com/webexam/home/welcome.htm
  2. Click on the "Continuous Recruitment Exams" tab at the top of the page.
  3. Select "Open to All" to view all open examination announcements
  4. Click on the Occupational Category "Library Services"
  5. Select the exam #64-­‐487 Library Director I (Local) and add it to the cart
  6. Click "Apply Now" and follow the instructions to create an account or log-­‐in


Posted January 25, 2016


Business Manager

Port Jefferson Free Library, Port Jefferson, NY

Description: The Business Manager performs a wide range of bookkeeping, accounting and human resource functions, as well as oversees the Department.

Duties: Typical duties Include but are not limited to:

  1. Post financial data to forms or journals which serve as permanent records of transactions;
  2. Updates automated financial records;
  3. Accounts Payable;
  4. Maintains a variety of other financial records;
  5. Prepares financial and statistical reports of some complexity by drawing data from financial records;
  6. Payroll Processing;
  7. Review and Implement Financial strategies for long term stability and growth;
  8. May create or update reports in Excel and Sage.

Qualifications: Knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices is essential. Candidate should be detail oriented, proficient with standard office methods and practice and have experience with payroll processing and accounts payable. Computer proficiency, ability to maintain confidentially of records and discretion regarding administrative and personnel are a must. Candidates should possess 5 years of library experience but related college coursework may be substituted. This position reports to the Director.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience. The Port Jefferson Free Library participates in the New York State Retirement System and the NYSHIP Health Insurance Plan. This is not a Civil Service Position.

To be considered, please respond by February 4, 2016. Inquiries, cover letter, resume and three references should be submitted to:

Thomas Donlon, Interim Library Director
Port Jefferson Free Library
100 Thompson Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
donlont@portjefflibrary.org
(631) 473-0022

Posted January 25, 2016


Digital Literacy and Instructional Design Librarian

Southworth Library Learning Commons, SUNY Canton, Canton, NY

The Southworth Library Learning Commons at SUNY Canton seeks a tech-savvy, creative, service-oriented librarian with the skills to investigate and implement innovative technologies and learning services in a fast-paced, student-centered, collaborative environment.  
This is a full-time, twelve-month, faculty position within the Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Division, reporting to the Director of Library Services.  Hours of obligation for this position are 12 p.m. (noon) to 8 p.m., Sunday through Thursday during the academic terms.  Summer and winter obligation follows building hours of operation.

In addition to offering a variety of courses and degrees in the traditional classroom setting, SUNY Canton has an extensive online learning program which includes ten fully online degrees and over 400 online course offerings. Library staff members provide instruction, resources and academic support for those courses and degrees as well as our traditional campus-based programs. Southworth Library Learning Commons is a dynamic, student-centered academic space designed to promote collaboration, innovation and learning.

The Digital Literacy and Instructional Design Librarian’s primary responsibilities include:

  1. Investigating, managing and instructing in the use of innovative, experimental and emerging library and digital technologies;
  2. Managing the iPad Mobile Classroom collection and instructional program;
  3. Developing and delivering information and digital literacy sessions, both formally and informally, in large groups or individually;
  4. Actively collaborating with online learning staff, instructional designers and teaching faculty in the incorporation of digital content and library/librarian support in online courses;
  5. Participating in online course review processes and activities.

Additional responsibilities of this position include:

  1. Acting as liaison to specific academic departments, with responsibility for collection development, reference consultation, development of research guides and other outreach activities in assigned liaison areas;
  2. Assisting with library programming, events and other outreach activities;
  3. Providing reference and patron service both virtually and at specified service points;
  4. Serving on departmental and campus committees;
  5. Participating in departmental governance and short- and long-range planning for the library learning commons;
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  1. M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited school;
  2. One to three years of professional post-MLS experience;
  3. Experience teaching, instructing or training;
  4. Familiarity and experience with emerging digital and instructional technologies;
  5. Experience in instructional design, online course development or support.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Second master’s degree, preferably in instructional technology or design;
  2. Other instructional design training, experience, or certification
  3. Professional, post-MLS experience in an academic library setting;
  4. Extensive working knowledge of Apple devices;
  5. History of integrating (or demonstrable ability to integrate) mobile technologies in pedagogy.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.
Persons interested in the above position should apply online.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted January 20, 2016


Library Director

Wallkill Public Library, Wallkill, NY

JOB OPENING:  Library Director – Wallkill Public Library, a special district library located in the Hudson Valley, hamlet of Wallkill, New York, seeks an innovative and energetic individual for a full-time position (35 hours per week with some evenings and weekends).

Qualified, interested parties should email a cover letter, resume, and three references with phone numbers to: Susan Haldeman, Head of Personnel.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Directs the overall operation of the Library and provides leadership and management in support of programs and services to staff and patrons of all ages.  Duties include  staff training, developing and supervising programs for tots, teens, adults and seniors, and community outreach to promote library services.
 
QUALIFICATIONS: An MLS degree from an ALA accredited program is required.  Two years of library experience is required.
 
SALARY: Salary negotiable in the mid to high $40,000s, commensurate with experience.
 
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  January 31, 2016.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Supervises a staff of eleven; two full-time and nine part-time employees.
  2. In charge of personnel, budget, building, and administrative matters.
  3. Attends monthly meetings of the library’s Board of Trustees and prepares reports as required.
  4. Identifies, develops, implements, and evaluates emerging technologies and their role in the library.
  5. Manages current technology, including design and maintenance of the library’s web page and social media accounts, and all related technological items.
  6. Acts as a liaison to community organizations, schools and businesses as part of community outreach.
  7. Participates in long-range planning for the library, including physical space improvements.
  8. Stays up-to-date on professional developments through participation in professional organizations, workshops, and continuing education opportunities.
  9. Represents library at town and community meetings and attends RCLS meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  1. MLS from an accredited ALA program, and two years of library experience required.
  2. Patience, tact, excellent communication skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages..
  3. Ability to train, supervise and motivate library staff.
  4. Strong organizational talents.
  5. Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
  6. Excellent skills
  7. Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues within the library system, local government personnel, and community leaders.
  8. An innovative mind that thinks “outside the box.”

Posted January 19, 2016


Library Director

Olean Public Library, Olean, NY

Direct the public library in a small city in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. The Olean Public Library Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader who demonstrates commitment to the public library’s excellent legacy of service to the local community. The successful candidate will have the skill and experience to plan and implement new services and programs, fostering community support and a shared vision for the Olean Public Library. With a dedicated staff of 25 and a $1.2 million annual operating budget, the Library serves the 16,000+ residents, as well as the surrounding area, circulating 140,000+ items annually. The library serves as the co-central library, along with the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown, NY, of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, one of the 23 public library systems in the State of New York.
 
Olean, located in the Southern Tier of New York State along Interstate 86, serves as an economic, educational, medical, and retail center of southwestern New York.  St. Bonaventure University and the Jamestown Community College/Olean campus are located nearby.  Abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation exist for all-season activities, including hiking and skiing.  The cost of living in this region is very reasonable, allowing individuals and families to make the most of their economic resources.
 
Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Directors. Primary responsibilities of the position include:
•    Develop the library budget and supervise the expenditures of library funds and the collection of library revenues
•    Apply for and administer grants
•    Develop and evaluate plans for library services, evaluating the effectiveness of the library’s services and programs in relation to the changing needs of the community
•    Review and/or develop policies and procedures for the operation of the library
•    Supervise the work and training of library personnel
•    Administer personnel policies; recommend appointments, transfers, promotions, dismissal and staffing patterns of personnel
•    Represent the library before governmental agencies and community groups in seeking financial resources for the library
•    Supervise the maintenance of library property and recommend repairs, alternations and new construction
•    Administer the purchase and selection of library materials
•    Recommend and administer marketing and public relations programs
•    Keep informed of professional developments through attendance at and participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.
 
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree, eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate, and a minimum of three years of progressively responsible post-master’s library experience. Supervisory experience is preferred.
 
Compensation. The minimum salary for the position is $60,000 (with additional compensation for experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.
 
For further information, contact the search committee at directorsearch@oleanlibrary.org.   Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter, resume, and three professional references as PDF attachments to directorsearch@oleanlibrary.org.   Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2016.

Posted January 15, 2016


Library Director

Long Hill Township Public Library, Long Hill Township, NJ

The Board of Trustees of the Long Hill Township Library (NJ) seeks an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic leader to assume the role of Library Director.
 
Long Hill Township, located in southern Morris County, is a municipal library serving a community of over 8,700 with a collection of approximately 77,000 volumes, an annual circulation of  108,000 items and a staff of 17 employees (4 f/t and 13 p/t).  The library is a member of the Morris Automated Information Network (MAIN) and has an annual budget of $600,000 that is supported primarily (95%) through a Township appropriation.  The existing 16,000 sq. ft. library opened in 2005 and is widely recognized as a community gathering place offering easy access to residents for information, recreation and cultural resources.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience with at least three (3) in a supervisory capacity in a public library, and a New Jersey State Librarian Certificate or the eligibility for certification.  Candidates should be fully familiar with emerging technologies and other current trends in public library service and have successful experience in personnel management, budgeting, collection development and facilities management.  Candidates must also demonstrate the ability to work effectively with the Board, staff and Township officials.

The successful candidate will have these qualifications as well as possess the knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to forge strong community partnerships, promote exemplary customer service and encourage and stimulate the future activities of the newly formed Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library.

COMPENSATION:  The starting salary range is $79,000-$85,000 depending on experience, and a generous benefits package.

The Long Hill Township Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

For consideration, please email a meaningful cover letter, resumé and 3 professional references to: James Hecht, Interim Director.  Applications received by Wednesday, February 3, 2016 will receive fullest consideration.

Posted January 15, 2016


Business Resource Center (BRC) Coordinator

Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

Simsbury Public Library seeks a dynamic, self-directed, customer-focused librarian with a passion for business, entrepreneurship and collaboration to take its award-winning Business Resource Center to a new level of service.  Candidates should have strong teaching, organizational, problem solving and planning skills, as well as the ability to meet deadlines and build partnerships.  A demonstrated commitment to assisting job seekers and businesses of all sizes grow and prosper is essential as is thorough knowledge of business/employment/financial/career information resources, marketing and public relations. The BRC Coordinator must work well independently and successfully as part of the Simsbury Public Library and various other teams.  An inventive and responsive approach to the development and management of services is essential as is demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences.  Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to outreach and engagement.

This position requires some evening, weekend and early morning hours. Salary: $61,999-$74,096 plus benefits, 35 hour work week.

For a complete job description, minimum requirements and to apply go to www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs.

Application deadline: February 15, 2016

Posted January 14, 2016


Library Director

Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, NY

The Mamakating Library Board of Trustees is seeking an experienced and innovative Library Director to lead our busy, service-oriented library serving the Town of Mamakating’s 9915 residents.
 
The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership and communication skills and have a strong desire to connect meaningfully with the community, staff and Trustees. With experience in budget preparation, emerging technologies and grant writing, the Director will successfully lead the Mamakating Library into the future.
 
The Director of the Mamakating Library must meet the Sullivan County civil service requirements for a Library Director.  Minimum qualifications for the position include a Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, an eligible NYS Public Librarians Certificate and at least 4 years relevant professional experience.
 
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to the Board President, Barbara Semonite, no later than January 22, 2016 for best consideration.
 
Salary is negotiable starting at $46,000 plus benefits.

Posted January 14, 2016


Librarian I – Part Time / Temporary

Youth Services Department, Washington Ave Branch, Albany Public Library, Albany, NY

General Statement of Duties
Under the supervision of the Head of Youth Services of the Washington Avenue Branch, this position at the Washington Avenue Branch focuses on providing library services to children ages 0-12 as well as teens and adults.
 
Job Description
Provides library service to children, teens and adults, including managing a busy Youth Services room; prepares for and conducts story times and other programs; assists in maintaining the department’s collections; promotes use of library materials and services; performs outreach to schools and community agencies as needed; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities
Passion for and knowledge of children’s and young adult literature; familiarity with current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; experience in planning and conducting children’s programming; excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. Desire to work in fast-paced urban environment a must.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree* in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.

Work Schedule: The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 18.50 hours per week.

Supervisor: Head of Youth Services
 
Salary: $24.31

Deadline: Until filled
 

Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Marjorie K. Reinhart
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY  12210
reinhartm@albanypubliclibrary.org

Posted January 14, 2016


Librarian II, Early Literacy Services

Youth Services Department, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, NY

The Newburgh Free Library's Youth Services Department seeks a dynamic, energetic, innovative professional to join our team.  Responsibilities include coordinating a very active early literacy program, outreach and community engagement to promote services and resources to parents and caregivers, collection development responsibilities, and providing both adult and youth reference services. Knowledge of current best practices in early literacy expected. Excellent written and oral communication skills needed. Excellent computer use skills, including ability to use a variety of information delivery devices, expected.

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Plans, coordinates and conducts library's pre-school / early literacy programs and services, birth to age 5;
  2. Collection development assignments includes Picture Books (for Main and Branch locations), Board Books, Kits, Parenting Resources, and other designated areas;
  3. Plans and conducts K-1 summer reading program;
  4. Conducts library orientations for groups;
  5. Serves as Library's early literacy programs liaison/representative to community-at-large and regional committees;
  6. Creates and maintains publications and information resource lists covering all aspects of early childhood services, including web pages;
  7. Reference Desk assignment, including one evening per week and Saturday rotation

 Additional Responsibilities

  1. Assist with orientation and tours for school-age and teen visits, as needed;
  2. Supervise department staff and activities in absence of Department Head;
  3. Plan and conduct special programs for youth and parents/caregivers;
  4. Create bibliographies and finding aids for collection development areas

Instruction on how to apply, along with application form for the position is posted on the Newburgh Enlarged City School District website under Employment, HR Department.
 
Bilingual (English and Spanish) candidates encouraged to apply.

Posted January 8, 2016


Library Director

The Cannavino Library, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College invites applications for a Library Director to provide leadership in all functions integral to the operation of the Cannavino Library. The Director will provide vision and innovation for expanding digital library technologies and content management approaches in support of the academic mission of the College.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Library Director will support the Library's staff to develop projects and services that align with and complement the College's strategic goals. He or she will respect and build on the culture of assessment at Marist and effectively communicate assessment findings in service of the Library's mission and strategic goals. The Director will represent and advocate for library resources and services, and demonstrate the value of research and information literacy skills to the campus community. The Director will also oversee systems improvements to strengthen academic programs and to deliver library services; maintain an awareness of trends in technology, especially the evolving area of cloud-based Electronic Resource Management Systems and Discovery Systems; and maintain an awareness of trends and communicate with other departments important developments relating to library and research services.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess outstanding academic credentials, preferably a master's degree in library science or information science, or comparable qualifications, and a strong background in digital library applications. Progressively responsible supervisory experience, a knowledge of trends and emerging technologies in academic library services, and demonstrated experience incorporating them into existing services is essential.

About The Cannavino Library
The Cannavino Library is the architectural and intellectual center of the campus. It contains materials in a variety of formats including: Over 207,000 volumes, over 30,000 scholarly journals, newspapers and periodicals, and some 5,000 audio-visual items in DVD and other formats. In addition to collaborative rooms, individual and group work areas, and classrooms, the library houses a number of academic support services, including the Center for Career Services, the Academic Learning Center, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, and the Office of Academic Technology. The Library is also home to the Joint Study---a permanent research project conducted by Marist and IBM to find ways that technology can further serve the teaching and learning process at Marist.

About Marist
Marist College is an independent and comprehensive liberal arts institution located in New York's historic Hudson River Valley. Situated on 210 acres overlooking the Hudson River, it enrolls 4,787 traditional undergraduate, 799 full and part-time graduate and 543 continuing education students. Marist also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, and extension sites in New York. Marist has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine, The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges, and Barron's Best Buys in College Education and is noted for being a pioneer in the area of online degree programs.

Applications
To learn more or to apply, please visit http://jobs.marist.edu. Only online applications are accepted. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a selection is made.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Posted January 5, 2016