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Temporary Part-Time Library Clerks – Albany Public Library (Howe and Pine Hills)
Albany Public Library - Howe
105 Schuyler St,
Albany, NY 12202
Albany Public Library - Pine Hills
517 Western Ave,
Albany, NY 12208
General Statement of Duties:
- Works together with other public service employees to provide quality service to customers of the Albany Public Library.
- May be assigned other clerical duties in addition to direct public service.
- This position involves performing routine library clerical duties necessary for the proper organization and distribution of library materials and providing direct service to the public.
- Employees in this department routinely participate in the following activities: handling routine circulation, reserve, and overdue functions, issuing borrower cards, collection of fines and fees, searching and updating computer records, scheduling room reservations, stack maintenance, and a variety of other activities.
- On-the-job training is provided under the supervision of higher-level personnel.
Required Skills and Abilities:
- This position requires strong interpersonal skills, particularly tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and coworkers, working knowledge of general office procedures, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, flexibility in work schedule, a good sense of humor, and a positive work attitude.
- Possession of a high school or equivalency diploma and either:
- One (1) year of general clerical experience after graduation; OR
- Satisfactory completion of 30 credits* at a recognized college or business school may be substituted for the above experience; OR
- A satisfactory equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.
- *SPECIAL NOTE: Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution accredited or recognized by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education as a post-secondary degree-granting institution.
Work Schedule: The work schedule may be a combination of day, evening, and weekend hours with a total of 28.5 hours per week. This position is covering leave and may go through August.
Salary: $13.74 or current salary
Apply to: Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references including email addresses, Human Resources Manager, 161 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210, email@example.com
Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.
Information Technology Administrator (Full Time) - Mid York Library System
Mid York Library System
1600 Lincoln Ave,
Utica, NY 13502
Due to an upcoming retirement, the Mid York Library System (MYLS) seeks applications for an experienced and highly skilled individual to serve as its next Information Technology (IT) Administrator. The successful candidate must possess a team and customer-focused approach in providing IT services to 43 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment. The successful applicant must have excellent communication and people skills, proficiency in integrated library systems (ILS), and an affinity for and demonstrated experience with innovation in information technology.
Annual Salary, Benefits, and Other Job Details:
- Salary is $84,000-$88,000 based on experience. Benefits include membership in the New York State Employee Retirement Plan, health insurance, paid time off, and voluntary supplemental insurance.
- Classification: Full Time, Exempt
- Reports to: Executive Director
- Principal Purpose: To support the mission and vision of the Mid York Library System (MYLS). This position champions communication, customer service, and responsiveness in daily interactions between and among staff, member libraries, and the public.
General Statement of Duties
Under the general direction of the Executive Director, manages IT Department staff and oversees the MYLS IT operations to fulfill the organization’s technology goals and priorities for library services. This includes developing, evaluating, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing key functional systems, server infrastructure, and endpoint workstations. Manages customer service for the end-user and directs activities to resolve hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion. Works closely with administration and department heads to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization and member libraries. This position will require frequent travel.
Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
- Oversees IT support and management operations to ensure stable, reliable, and secure operations of the System’s IT hardware and software
- Manages IT staff which includes supervision and training responsibilities; conducts performance reviews
- Serves as point of contact for questions or concerns about the integrated library system (ILS)
- Provide technical information to the Administrative Manager for the e-rate program
- Oversees IT-related vendor relations, negotiations, and contractual agreements
- Analyzes service impacts and implement support process improvements
- Provides troubleshooting and support to resolve hardware and software issues and on-call help in response to urgent System or member library issues
- Coordinates MYLS and/or member library upgrades, additions, installations and improvements
- Facilitates the implementation of new technologies within the organization and its member libraries
- Works with MYLS staff and member library directors to ensure satisfaction with current services and to identify possible topics for expanded MYLS services
- Hosts and attends meetings, training sessions, seminars, conferences relevant to IT services
- Attends and participates in MYLS administration, staff, and Directors Advisory Council (DAC) meetings
- Develops and maintains relationships with colleagues at other NYS public library systems to identify and implement shared purchases, cooperative services, and best practices
- Develops relationships with community partners, attends community events, and participates in external committees
IT Budget Management
- Monitors and manages IT projects and operations to ensure alignment with current year IT budget
- Works with CFO to ensure IT expenses are accurately recorded
- Works with administration, staff, and member libraries to identify project and operational requirements to develop capital and operational expense projections, and to create annual IT budgets
- Works with IT staff to perform periodic audits of systems and operations to identify potential security, procedural, and single-point of failure risks
- Develops and implements changes to mitigate identified risks
- Assists member libraries with risk assessments
Strategy & Planning
- Develops long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future hardware and software technology needs
- Develops IT Department operational and strategic planning initiatives, including planning projects, organizing, and negotiating the allocation of resources that directly affect the infrastructure of the organization
- Establishes budgetary requirements, IT department goals, objectives, and operating procedures
- Seeks and participates in professional development opportunities outside of training required by the organization
- Identifies opportunities for appropriate and cost-effective investment in IT systems and resources, including staffing, sourcing, purchasing, and in-house development
- Assesses and communicates risks associated with IT investments
- Manages the deployment, monitoring, maintenance, development, upgrade, and support of all IT systems, including servers, PCs, operating systems, hardware, software, and peripherals
- MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution, or, Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science, information systems, and five (5) years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Two years of supervisory experience
- Effective written/oral communication, with the ability to explain technology concepts in user-friendly and business-friendly terms
- In-depth, hands-on knowledge of and experience with enterprise and desktop applications, including integrated library systems
- Excellent interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to work with people with varying levels of technical skills
- Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently
- Time management and prioritization skills
- Have valid New York State driver’s license
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time
- Walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, grasping, and occasional climbing
- Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects up to approximately 30 lbs
About Mid York Library System:
The Mid York Library System (MYLS) is one of twenty-three New York State-chartered public library systems serving the State’s public libraries. Located in Utica, NY, Mid York supports a consortium of 43 autonomous public libraries and serves over 370,000 residents in a tri-county area (Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida). The mission of the Mid York Library System is to improve and expand library service in the counties of Madison, Oneida, and Herkimer.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by Friday, February 26th to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please include “IT Administrator Position”. No phone calls, please.
The Mid York Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Library Director - Rose Memorial Library
Rose Memorial Library
79 E Main St,
Stony Point, NY 10980
The Board of Trustees of the Rose Memorial Library is seeking a dynamic library leader who will embrace a construction project, has a passion for strategic planning, and can communicate effectively and positively with staff, community members, and groups. The successful candidate will continue to grow and expand new services and programs for its 15,000+ residents in a world that continues to change. The prosperous candidate will have experienced effective grant writing and sought out diverse sources of revenue.
The Rose Memorial Library is located in the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County, New York, north of Haverstraw, east and south of Orange County, New York, and west of the Hudson River Westchester County. The Rose Memorial is an Association Library, made of four full-time and eight part-time employees and five Board members. The annual budget is around $495,000.
The Rose Memorial Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees. The position involves planning, managing the library operations following established policies, procedures, and laws, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
- COMMUNITY – Represents the library and speaks before stockholders; maintains positive relations with other local agencies and organizations; and advocates on behalf of the library and its value to the community.
- BUDGET – Develop a library budget in collaboration with the Library Board, evaluates fiscal needs based on a strategic plan, and seek diverse revenue sources to create new services.
- LEADERSHIP – Enables others to act by sharing information; develops new programs, evaluates library services; analyzes local and regional community needs and conditions to set strategic plans with specific goals and objectives.
- MANAGEMENT– Sets goals, arranges tasks, evaluates resources, hires, supervises and mentors library staff; responsive customers needs; meets goals and objectives outlined in the strategic plan; plans, develops, directs, and implements library services; develops and interprets library policies and procedures. Maintains the library building and recommends renovations or updates to the Library Board.
- A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
- Experience with administration and management of staff
- Expertise in managing large projects
- Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Effectively collaborates with library trustees, elected officials, and diverse stockholders.
- Knowledge of current and cutting edge technology
- Experience in seeking and obtaining philanthropic and public funding
- The salary starts at $75,000 with an excellent benefits package.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than Friday, February 26, 2021, to Carole Stewart Gomez, email@example.com. In the subject line, please include "Library Director Position."
Teen Services Librarian - Simsbury Public Library
Simsbury Public Library
725 Hopmeadow St,
Simsbury, CT, 06070
Simsbury Public Library seeks a dynamic, outgoing, self-directed, and customer-focused librarian who has a passion for working with teens to lead the Library’s Teen Services. Candidates should have strong organizational, problems solving and planning skills, as well as the ability to build partnerships.
Our ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to developing and facilitating programming and services that help teens build the knowledge and experience they need to be productive as they prepare for college, careers, and life.
The Teen Services Librarian must work well independently and collaboratively. Candidates should have an inventive and responsive approach to the development and management of services, as well as the ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with teens and a variety of other audiences. Candidates should enjoy collaboration, outreach, networking, and community engagement.
This position requires some evening and weekend hours. It is an A-3 position in the Administrative and Professional union with a salary range of $65,794-78,631, plus benefits and a workweek of 35 hours.
For a complete job description, minimum requirements and to apply go to www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close March 1.
Full-Time Teen Services Librarian or Trainee – Rogers Memorial Library
Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Rd,
Southampton, NY 11968
- Provide patrons with information about print and digital resources for teens.
- Assist with collection development
- Maintain current knowledge of young adult literature
- Maintain current knowledge of technological trends available for providing library service to teens
- Attend professional meetings and workshops
- Plan and conduct programs for teens
- Assist with school visits and other community outreach projects.
- Maintain a variety of online social networking tools
- Create marketing tools for teen department programs and services.
- Solid computer experience including Microsoft Office Products a must
- Experience with the Sierra automation system a plus
- Flexibility and the ability to work in a team environment a must
Requirements & Other Job Details:
- Applicant must have an MLS or be enrolled in an accredited MLS program.
- Library experience, particularly with teens is a plus. Spanish speaking also a plus.
- Salary commensurate with experience.
- 35 hours per week. Includes evenings and weekends.
Send letter of application and resume by March 1st to:
Teen Services Department
Rogers Memorial Library
91 Coopers Farm Road
Southampton, NY 11968
Library Assistant - Troy Public Library
Troy Public Library
100 Second Street,
Troy, NY, 12180
Part-time, some evenings and weekends. This position includes general clerical and patron assistance tasks. The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the Head of Circulation. Must enjoy working with people and be computer literate.
- Telephone answering
- Checking out and clearing library materials
- Patron registration
- Managing fine and fee collection
- Shelving library materials
- Answering directional inquiries
- Opening and closing the building
- Other related duties assigned by the supervisor.
- Education - high school diploma or equivalency
- Experience - no previous library experience is necessary.
- Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings & weekends.
Salary: $13.57 per hour
Contact: Virginia Wescott, Head of Circulation, Troy Public Library, 100 Second Street, Troy, N.Y. 12180 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a civil service position and the appointment is provisional. The successful candidates must take an exam when it becomes available.
Lower School Librarian/Media Specialist - Princeton Day School
Princeton Day School
650 Great Road,
Princeton, NJ 08540
Princeton Day School seeks a Lower School Librarian/Media Specialist to lead a PK – 4th Grade Library that fully incorporates a variety of print, makerspace, and technological resources. This energetic and creative professional leads curricular initiatives collaboratively with colleagues, demonstrates a deep concern for students and their literacy development, and embraces the dynamic nature of library programs in Independent Schools.
The Lower School Librarian/Media Specialist empowers students to be creative innovators, enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, and skillful inquirers. They will manage a Lower School library facility and lead in the selection, evaluation, and organization of digital and print resources to create a learning environment where student-centered learning, inquiry, and problem-solving thrive. They will serve as an expert in children’s literature and promote reading, literacy, and inquiry in the Lower School.
They will work on a team to design an innovative curriculum, leveraging a wide array of makerspace tools and equipment, such as digital fabrication, digital media, and robotics at the lower school level. They will develop a deep understanding of PDS Lower School curricular and pedagogical practices to proactively collaborate with classroom teachers and to transform learning in the Lower School.
- An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree
- Experience leading a Lower School Library Media Program
- A demonstrated ability to lead change, work collaboratively and be flexible
- Experience designing instructional units for students in the lower school
- Experience teaching with a variety of makerspace, Steam/Stem educational technology, tools, and equipment
- Working knowledge of AASL and ISTE standards
- A commitment to ongoing professional development
To be considered for this position, qualified candidates will send their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to email@example.com.
Reference Librarian Coordinator of Health Sciences - Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd,
Utica, NY 13502
Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Reference Librarian-Coordinator of Health Sciences in the Library. The Health Studies Librarian is a member of the team of academic librarians who, as liaisons to students and faculty, provide a range of reference services, course-related library instruction, research assistance, and collection development in support of Utica College academic programs. The Health Studies Librarian serves as the liaison to programs within the School of Health Professions and Education, including Health Care Administration, Health Care Management, Health Studies, Joint Health Professions, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. The Health Studies Librarian provides reference and information services during on-call and scheduled hours; weekend and evening reference service is required.
In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success here. Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background, perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas. At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Coordinates library services and instruction to the Health Studies areas primarily in the School of Health Professions and Education.
- Participates in the ongoing evaluation of electronic collections pertaining to Health Studies and their use. Consults review resources and faculty members to determine the appropriateness of acquiring, replacing, or discarding Health Studies resources. Acts as liaison to faculty and orders materials for Health Studies. Recommends additional resources to support new courses or programs.
- Assists in teaching users research skills necessary for lifelong learning. Participates with other librarians in teaching library research and orientation classes. Creates and maintains online tutorials and research guides (including LibGuides) to support outreach and instructional initiatives. Continually increases teaching effectiveness by formal or informal education in instruction techniques. Establishes strong relationships with teaching faculty to coordinate library instruction with the curriculum.
- Participates with other librarians in workflow analysis and collecting statistics needed to evaluate the efficiency and/or delivery of services to users. Designs and administers quantitative and qualitative assessments and makes recommendations for improvements or for allocating personnel resources.
- Applies expertise to benefit the institution, department, profession, and community, including service on departmental and college committees or projects outside the librarian’s normal role, and through activities within professional and scholarly organizations. Maintains professional collegial contact with counterparts in other institutions; actively participates in the life of the college.
- Demonstrates and maintains a record of continued growth in professional and creative achievement in keeping with the standards of academic librarianship and current developments in the field. Is involved in and demonstrates leadership in college activities and professional library organizations. Independently and actively seeks out and develops needed library projects, seeing projects through to completion.
- Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.
- Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.
- Performs other related duties as assigned and/or as required by circumstance.
MLS from an ALA-accredited program; 2 years professional academic library experience required; knowledge/background in the area of health studies and familiarity with health studies materials and electronic resources; Second master’s degree in the relevant field highly desirable.
Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with a particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.
A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a diversity statement. All positions at Utica College support the College’s mission and values in part by being active members of an inclusive environment. Please describe in your diversity statement how you would see yourself incorporating this into this role.
In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate discloses their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link.
All application materials must be submitted online at the following link.
Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus.
Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.
Dean of Barnard Libraries and Academic Information Services - Barnard College
New York, NY 10027
Dean for Barnard Libraries and Academic Information Services Barnard College New York, NY Barnard College seeks an innovative and thoughtful leader as its next Dean for Barnard Libraries and Academic Information Services (BLAIS). Reporting directly to the Provost and Dean of Faculty, the Dean provides intellectual, strategic, operational, and visionary leadership for the Library in alignment with Barnard’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Housed in the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning, and integral to the activities of the building’s Academic Centers, the Dean will join an extraordinary team of scholars engaged in innovative research and transformative teaching within Barnard’s distinctive academic culture, which combines the benefits of outstanding liberal education with the opportunities of a major research university.
The Dean of BLAIS provides leadership for an interdisciplinary, collaborative space of intellectual discovery, cutting edge research, and transformative teaching. The Dean will develop, articulate, and bring to life a vision for the Library’s future in support of the College’s mission; provide inspired leadership to a highly professional, collaborative, committed, and service-focused team; support, advocate for, and provide access to resources for research, teaching, and learning for faculty and students; and guide the continuing evolution and implementation of new technology and services that enhance the library’s digital and physical presence.
The opening of the Milstein Center in 2018 has created a distinctive locus of community and intellectual collaboration. The Dean will join BLAIS at an exciting time of growth and will help chart its future course in developing a strategy to encourage integration and collaboration between and among the Library and the Academic Centers to support and enhance the evolving needs of researchers, educators, students, users, and innovators.
Key opportunities for the incoming Dean are as follows:
- Serve as an architect and communicator of vision. The incoming Dean will join a well-respected and innovative organization. In the central roles of educator and scholar, facilitator, and leader, the Dean will help to guide, articulate, and implement Barnard’s vision for innovative pedagogy, engaged learning, and meaningful research.
- Provide inspired and supportive leadership. With the support of a talented team of librarians and professionals, the Dean directs the recruitment, development, and retention of the diverse and motivated team, and must have the ability to manage a complex and nuanced organizational structure with skill and respect. This leader will nurture a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and access, and will build and lead a high-performing team with an emphasis on creativity, empowerment, and professional growth.
- Enhance teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity. Barnard Library and Academic Information Services supports and propels the College’s mission through the development of collections and informational resources, its collaboration with student and faculty researchers, and the development and support of new forms of digital scholarship and pedagogy. The Dean will foster excellence and achievement in collections strategy and development, in the development and implementation of technology and media, and in innovative teaching, learning, and digital scholarship. With campus partners, the Dean will bring dynamic programming and oversee thoughtful space allocation and planning to nurture the Center’s place as a welcoming, accessible center of intellectual inquiry and support.
- Cultivate collaboration and connectedness. The Dean will play an integral role in working with BLAIS academic and administrative partners in the Columbia University network and in the wider academic community. The relationship with the Columbia University Libraries is integral to BLAIS, as it continues to serve as a point of intersection between the two institutions. The Dean represents Barnard at local, state, national, and international levels, and actively contributes to the profession through their participation. This professional and scholarly involvement advances the collaborative reputation of the library, creates multiple opportunities for innovation and collaboration, and enhances Barnard’s stature and service in the exchange of new ideas and best practices with peer institutions locally and nationally. The Dean’s ability to seek out opportunities to forge strong relationships and engage in active collaboration will be key to success, as a catalyst to encouraging a culture of collaboration, information sharing, support, and shared responsibility.
The successful candidate will bring extensive experience working in collaborative, innovative, digital, and interdisciplinary environments and will possess a deep understanding of current issues relevant to academic librarianship, including information services, pedagogy and inquiry, digital libraries and library technologies, scholarly communication, assessment, strategic planning, and advocacy. Working both with the development and deployment of staff and material resources, the Dean will manage a highly collaborative and complex organization with skill, integrity, respect, and humor. A commitment to open communication and consultative leadership, combined with strong interpersonal, problem solving, and decision-making skills, is crucial.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the following qualities and experiences in alignment with Barnard’s commitment to social justice and the values of diversity and inclusiveness, critical inquiry and engagement, openness, and respect:
- Strategic Vision: The incoming Dean will be a strategic and results-oriented leader who is experienced at articulating and implementing a vision for the Library and the centers at BLAIS in support of the College’s mission. This vision will be informed by knowledge of developments in higher education that affect research libraries and the scholarly process in research, teaching and learning, and awareness of best practices and emerging innovations in academic research library services and pedagogy.
- Commitment to Diverse, Inclusive, Organizational Leadership: The incoming Dean will have a record of collaborative thought leadership and strong interpersonal and decision-making skills to set priorities effectively, build trust, and manage resources (human, financial, materials, and space) to achieve Center and College goals. Understanding the value of diverse and inclusive organizations, the Dean will bring enthusiasm for leading a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-generational organization with highly skilled staff and the ability and initiative to find solutions and embrace challenge and change. They will demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which issues of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, and gender impact individuals, the workplace, and the profession, and will demonstrate capacity and willingness to actively seek varied perspectives. They will strengthen hiring, recruitment, and retention practices that foster equity in the workplace.
- Exceptional Communication Skills: The next Dean will possess the ability to develop, articulate, and enact a vision for the Milstein Center Libraries and will communicate effectively, and with integrity, to a broad group of stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and potential donors. The successful candidate will be adept interpersonally and will be a skilled listener, synthesizer, connector, and ambassador across the campus, the country, and around the world, communicating the value and impact of the Library and the Center to stakeholders and donors.
Candidates should be accomplished professionals with at least ten years of progressive administrative leadership experience, including significant management and supervisory responsibilities in an academic or research library. An ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science and/or advanced degree in an academic discipline is required. Also required are a demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence and an ability to connect with others and cultivate relationships based on mutual trust and respect, collegiality, and kindness.
Find the full position profile including additional information on Barnard College, BLAIS, the Milstein Center, Barnard leadership, and the relationship with Columbia University here.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Managing directors Amy Sugin and Beth Schaefer are leading this search, supported by consultant Malissa Brennan. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please connect with them here. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Youth and Family Services Librarian - Hartford Public Library
Hartford Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave,
Hartford, CT 06103
The Youth and Family Services Librarian is responsible for a variety of library services for youth from birth through age 19 and their families; helps plan and implement strategies for delivery of youth services throughout the library system; orders and promotes children's and teen materials (print and media) for the library system; participate in the delivery, promotion, and evaluation of youth programs; creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for children and their caregivers and teachers through our Boundless partnership with Hartford City Schools; works with and provides outreach to youth-serving city agencies, schools, and organizations; and assists in writing and implementing grants.
This position also assists with routine library duties such as checking materials in and out, creating library cards, assisting with reference questions and reader's advisory. Supervises branch staff in the absence of the branch or senior manager. Required time on the public service desk each day. Works one evening a week, Saturdays in rotation, and a few Sundays a year.
Program Development & Delivery
- Plans, implements, and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational, and personal needs of local youth and their families
- Instructs youth and caregivers in information gathering, research skills, and digital literacy skills
- Ensures youth customers who visit the branch are engaged in social and academic experiences
- Creates and conducts tours and bibliographic instruction for the public and community stakeholders
- Tracks statistics for programming and delivers reports as needed Customer Service
- Provides prompt, welcoming, courteous, and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding the use of library materials, equipment, and services
- Checks items in and out, create library cards, and processes materials as needed
- Assists with providing reference services and readers' advisory
- Develops relationships with customers who frequent the branch
- Positively reflects Hartford Public Library's mission, vision, and values to staff and the public
Partnerships & Outreach
- Provides outreach to local community organizations and works with them to bring programming into the library
- Serves as liaison to assigned schools under the Boundless partnership with Hartford Public Schools
- Participates in community activities and meetings
- Maintains contacts with organizations and library customers in order to interpret the services and objectives of the library
- Responsible for building inclusive community engagement opportunities for customers, staff and community partners
Collection Acquisition & Utilization
- Ensures the library's collections include relevant print and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of the youth and families in the community
- Develops and implements new strategies and methodologies to increase customer awareness of library resources and monitors the results achieved
- Master's Degree in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution required.
- Candidates completing M.L.I.S. degree will be considered.
- Minimum one-year experience working with youth required
- Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide excellent customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Solid interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
- Strong networking, facilitation and outreach skills
- Solid working knowledge of all MS Office suite and all Google applications
- Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks, and meet program deadlines
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, and the public
- Ability to create clear and concise reports, and to deliver them orally to a wide variety of audiences
- Bilingual abilities preferred
- Appointment to Librarian and/Librarian Trainee will be based upon education
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference Youth & Family Services Librarian in the subject line of your email.