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Library Director - Four County Library System

Village Library of Cooperstown
22 Main St,
Cooperstown, NY 13326

For 200 years, Cooperstown, New York, has been the home of celebrated authors and enthusiastic readers. Situated on the scenic shores of Lake Otsego, the Village of Cooperstown Library is starting a new chapter and is seeking a full-time Library Director to start in the Spring of 2021. The Library Director will act as the chief visionary and leader of the library and is responsible for the administration of all library functions, including collection management, organization, preservation, and presentation.

Candidate skills we are seeking include:

The Board of Trustees is prepared to offer a competitive, individualized compensation package. A letter of interest and resume should be sent to the attention of Jill Feury, Library Board, Village Library of Cooperstown, 22 Main Street, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or jfeury@gmail.com. Resumes received by February 15, 2020 will receive first consideration. The Village of Cooperstown Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 1/11


Librarian I (Information and Technology) - Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES School Library System and Media Department

Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES Library System and Media Department
502 Court St,
Utica, NY 13502

Qualifications      

Master’s Degree in Librarianship (MLS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following accepted education practices. (Note:  Some universities have renamed their programs and no longer designate the degree as an M.L.S.  Contact the NYS Library’s Division of Library Development for assistance.) Must possess New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application since this is a Civil Service Position

Duties  
Provide training to component district staff on all media (streaming video, audio, databases, ebooks); assist in implementing and identifying new media technology; help provides customer support and user and catalog maintenance for Online Media Catalog; media collection development; cataloging; write a newsletter, update webpages, assist in grant writing, curating resources to support curricula, copyright compliance and other duties as needed. 

Salary:  $31,669 - $45,275 

Starting Date: ASAP

*Note:  Applicants must have permanent status as a Librarian I or be reachable on the current Civil Service list

Review of Applications Begins Immediately 

Application: Employment Application Forms

Posted 1/11


Head of Youth Services, Librarian II - Town of Ballston Community Library

Town of Ballston Community Library
2 Lawmar Lane,
Burnt Hills, NY 12027

General Statement of Duties: 
Under the supervision of the Library Director of the Town of Ballston Community Library, this position focuses on providing library services to children and teens ages 0-18. Participates in the library leadership team and supervises paraprofessional staff.

Job Description: 

Required Skills and Abilities: 

Preferred Skills: 
Knowledge of Polaris integrated library system, WordPress, Evanced, Beanstack, graphic design, or marketing experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department AND two (2) years of professional library experience.

Special Requirement:

Eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application for appointment. Possession of certificate at the time of appointment. The position will be filled provisionally pending the results of a Civil Service exam to be given at a later date

Work Schedule and Salary: 35 hours a week, including one evening a week and rotating Saturdays. Salary exempt position. Expected start of March 2021. Salary between $47,500 - $51,500 plus benefits.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:
Rebecca Verhayden Darling, Director
Town of Ballston Community Library
2 Lawmar Lane, Burnt Hills, NY 12027
rdarling@sal.edu
(518) 399-8174 ext. 5

Posted 1/11


Library Director - Elting Memorial Library

Elting Memorial Library
93 Main St,
New Paltz, NY 12561


Elting Memorial Library is an association library located in the heart of the Village of New Paltz, New York. It serves the Town and Village of New Paltz (combined population of 14,000) and is a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Encompassing a historic stone building and three extensions completed in 1962, 1978, and 2006, the Library celebrated its centennial at 93 Main Street in 2020. Its Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection is recognized as one of the best repositories of local history and genealogy in the Hudson Valley, visited by researchers from around the world.

The Library employs 17 staff members including four full-time positions: the Director, the Children’s Librarian, the Historic Collections Coordinator, and the Circulation / Operations Manager. The annual operating budget is approximately $670,000.

New Paltz was founded in 1678 by French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution. Many stone houses built by settlers in the early eighteenth century are still standing on land that was deeded by the Esopus peoples. Today, New Paltz is a progressive community situated between the Hudson River and the Shawangunk Mountains, which are a world-renowned rock climbing destination. The State University of New York at New Paltz is within walking distance of the Library. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Qualifications

Desired Personal Attributes  

Salary and Benefits

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and at least five references with contact information. References must include supervisors and colleagues.

Send to Robert Miller, Chair, Elting Search Committee

Elting Memorial Library

93 Main Street

New Paltz, NY 12561

or email to  

millerr@newpaltz.edu 

Applications received by January 18, 2021, will receive priority. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is mid-March 2021.

Library Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Library is currently open with curb service and restricted access. Employees are working in the building but worked remotely during the lock-down to provide as many library services as possible. The Director, with the support of the Board, is responsible for enforcing safety protocols mandated by the State of New York, the Mid-Hudson Library System and local health officials.

Posted 1/7


Assistant Director - Schoharie Free Library

Schoharie Free Library
103 Knower Ave,
Schoharie, NY 12157

The Assistant Director assists the Director in the supervision and administration of the library to provide services to patrons in accordance with library policy. These duties include checking materials in and out, contacting patrons regarding their accounts, collecting monies, returning material to proper locations, reserving and renewing items, and maintaining patron files. Under general supervision of the Director, assists in developing, administering, promoting, and coordinating various areas of the library. Performs administrative duties related to volunteers, library operations, technical services, and facilities. With guidance from the Director, the Assistant may give work assignments to volunteers, train new staff in library procedures, provide reference and reader’s advisory service, arrange interlibrary loans, assist library users with technology, interpret library policies and procedures, and monitor the behavior and conduct of patrons in the library. Other responsibilities may include developing, promoting, and presenting library programs, making recommendations for acquisitions, and attending meetings as required.

Operational Responsibilities

These tasks directly fulfill the purpose and mission of the Library. (90%)

Patron Services:

Collection Maintenance:

Programming:


Administrative Responsibilities:

These tasks are directly associated with the administration of the Library. (5%)


Fundraising Responsibilities:

These tasks are activities directly related to the appeal for financial support or contributions to the Library. (5%)

Required Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills:

Preferred Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills:

Hours of Work: Part-Time (15 hours/wk.)

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume articulating how you meet the qualifications above and email it with contact information for three references to Don LaPlant, Library Director at sholib@midtel.net.

Application deadline: January 18, 2021

Posted 1/7


Library Director - Wayland Free Library

Wayland Free Library
101 W Naples S,
Wayland, NY 14572

The Wayland Free Library is searching for a Director.  It is a thriving rural library in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY and is centrally located between Rochester and Corning, NY. The Director manages a library with an annual budget of $190,000 and an annual circulation of approximately 24,000 items.

Qualifications and Job Duties

A full job description may be viewed at the library website: http://gunlockelibrary.org. A letter of interest along with a resume may be emailed to Searchforlibrarian@gmail.com.  The deadline for submission is Friday, January 29, 2021.
 

Posted 1/4


Part-Time Librarian - Locust Valley Library

Locust Valley Library
170 Buckram Rd,
Locust Valley, NY 11560

Locust Valley Library is seeking a librarian to work 12 – 15 hours per week, with the possibility of additional substitute hours. Responsibilities include providing reference, readers' advisory and technology assistance to patrons, and shared responsibility for collection development.

Qualifications

Starting salary will be $27.00 per hour. Please submit your resume and an employment application, available on our website, by January 15, 2021 to: ksmith@locustvalleylibrary.org.
Please note: This is not a Civil Service position.
 

Posted 1/4


Librarian I (Children & Youth Services) - The Community Library

The Community Library
110 Union St,
Cobleskill, NY 12043

The Community Library in Cobleskill, NY is seeking an energetic, innovative, and engaging professional to join our team. Knowledge of current best practices in youth services for libraries is expected. Excellent written and oral communication skills are needed including computer proficiency; experience with Integrated Library System software preferred.

This is professional work involving responsibility for basic librarian duties.  Work is performed under the supervision of professional librarians in higher-level positions. Responsibilities in this position include a library and community-based program development and delivery, collection management, program promotion and publicity, statistical tracking and reporting, patron services, and staff supervision.

The Community Library is chartered to serve the Cobleskill-Richmondville School District, a population of over 14,000.  Located in the heart of the Village of Cobleskill, a rural/suburban community located about 30 miles southwest of Schenectady, New York in beautiful Schoharie County.

Minimum Qualifications

Note: Part-time employment can be pro-rated to count towards full-time (based on the number of hours worked per week). This will be a provisional appointment.  The permanent appointment will be contingent upon successful completion of a civil service examination and becoming reachable on the resulting eligible list.

Schedule and Salary

Candidates interested in being considered for this position must submit a Civil Service employment application to the Schoharie County Personnel & Civil Service, PO Box 675 Schoharie NY  12157 by the close of business on Friday, January 29, 2021

Civil Service Applications may be obtained online using this county website, the county exam website, and this application

Posted 1/4


Full-Time Librarian - Canajoharie Library

Canajoharie Library
2 Erie Boulevard,
Canajoharie, NY 13317

The Canajoharie Library seeks a full-time Librarian. The Librarian administers all library services at the Canajoharie Library. The Librarian’s primary responsibilities are the advancement of the institution and the fulfillment of its mission and for all operational and general administrative functioning of the Library. The Librarian reports to the Executive Director of the Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery (Arkell Museum).

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent; must be eligible for or possess a New York State Public Librarian certification; have experience working in a professional position in a library environment with increasing responsibility in a supervisory capacity. Complete details can be found at http://www.canajoharielibrary.org/employment.

The salary range for this position is $38,000-$40,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance and employer contributions to a 403b plan. 

Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted to:

Librarian Position
Canajoharie Library
2 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317
Or humanresources@arkellmuseum.org

Application review will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted 12/21


Programming and Outreach Specialist (Part-Time/Temp) - LibraryLinkNJ

LibraryLinkNJ
2300 Stuyvesant Ave,
Trenton, NJ 08618

LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, is seeking a Programming and Outreach Specialist, to plan and execute the Cooperative’s programming and outreach initiatives. This is a new part-time temporary position designed to operationalize LibraryLinkNJ’s existing and future strategic programs.

This position will report to the Executive Director. The Programming and Outreach Specialist develops, coordinates, promotes, evaluates, and executes a dynamic array of programs and services to the members of LibraryLinkNJ. This individual must stay abreast with current and emerging trends to provide input to the coordination of statewide continuing education opportunities.

Qualifications and Experience

Required Skills and Experience:

Desirable Experience:

Position Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

Related Duties:

Job Requirements:

Posted 12/21


Library Director - UConn Hartford Campus

University of Connecticut | Hartford Campus
10 Prospect St,
Hartford, CT 06103

The UConn Library seeks a collaborative and visionary leader to serve as director of the UConn Hartford Campus Library. Located within the Hartford Public Library in the heart of Connecticut’s vibrant capital city, the UConn Hartford Campus Library serves UConn Hartford students, faculty, and staff in support of research and academic scholarship.  The Hartford Campus Library Director will also partner with Hartford Campus and Hartford Public Library colleagues to envision, sponsor, and enact original programming and services for the UConn Hartford campus and extended community.  

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Academic Engagement, the Hartford Campus Library Director is responsible for providing an excellent academic library experience for faculty and students. The Director supervises four full-time staff members to collectively advance the unit and the UConn Library through engagement and collaboration with Library-wide initiatives and colleagues at the main Storrs campus and across the University’s other regional campus libraries.  The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, communication, professional judgment, knowledge sharing, relationship building, and decision-making practices while reinforcing the principles of inclusion and equity in daily responsibilities.  Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Hartford Campus Library Director will demonstrate respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University and will exemplify the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Responsibilities

Shared Expectations for Supervisors

Shared Expectations for All Staff

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 3 – Manager

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment as a Librarian 4 - Manager

Preferred Qualifications

Employment at UConn and Appointment Terms

UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the state of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. A tradition of coaching winning athletes makes UConn a standout in Division l sports and fuels our academic spirit. 

UConn is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society.

With the move from West Hartford to downtown Hartford, the faculty and staff at UConn Hartford have built upon the campus’s historical strengths while leveraging exciting new possibilities our new location in the state capital affords. Aligned to the University’s mission and core values, UConn Hartford connects its diverse student body to teaching, research, and service in and about the global city. With a vision of academic excellence focused on community-based, collaborative learning, UConn Hartford plays a critical role in advancing the University’s commitment to innovation, leadership, global engagement, and cultural and intellectual diversity. 

UConn Hartford offers undergraduate classes in 36 departments and masters, doctoral and certificate programs in five disciplines. Academic offerings span seven schools and colleges (Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources; Business; Education; Engineering; Fine Arts; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Social Work). UConn Hartford has a highly diverse undergraduate population. With a large first-generation (49%) and minority (57%) student body, including sizable Muslim and veteran populations, our campus community and classrooms greatly benefit from this diversity. Since many of our students come from educationally under-resourced communities, our student support staff work diligently to provide them access to much-needed academic services.  

Student, faculty, and staff partnerships with Hartford community organizations enhance learning and research opportunities and bring positive change to individuals, organizations, neighborhoods and/or larger systems in our community. We challenge our students to apply these experiences to their academic success, civic development, personal and career growth and a deeper understanding of larger social issues.  

This is a full-time position based in Hartford, Connecticut. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Rank and salary are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience. 

To Apply
Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at Staff Positions, (Reference search #494819) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.  In order to be considered for the position candidates should address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). The successful candidate does not need to be experienced in all of the platforms referenced but will have a growth mindset and a commitment to continued learning. 

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by January 10, 2021. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on January 10, 2021.
 

Posted 12/14


Library Director – Elting Memorial Library

Elting Memorial Library
93 Main Street,
New Paltz, NY 12561

Elting Memorial Library is an association library located in the heart of the Village of New Paltz, New York. It serves the Town and Village of New Paltz (combined population of 14,000) and is a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Encompassing a historic stone building and three extensions completed in 1962, 1978 and 2006, the Library celebrated its centennial at 93 Main Street in 2020. Its Haviland-Heidgerd Historical Collection is recognized as one of the best repositories of local history and genealogy in the Hudson Valley, visited by researchers from around the world.

The Library employs 17 staff members including four full-time positions: the Director, the Children’s Librarian, the Historic Collections Coordinator, and the Circulation / Operations Manager. The annual operating budget is approximately $670,000.

New Paltz was founded in 1678 by French Huguenots fleeing religious persecution. Many stone houses built by settlers in the early eighteenth century are still standing on land that was deeded by the Esopus peoples. Today, New Paltz is a progressive community situated between the Hudson River and the Shawangunk Mountains, which are a world-renowned rock climbing destination. The Library is within walking distance of SUNY New Paltz. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Qualifications

Desired Personal Attributes  

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated start date is mid-March 2021

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, and at least five references with contact information. References must include supervisors and colleagues.

Send to Robert Miller, Chair, Elting Search Committee
Elting Memorial Library
93 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561

or email to millerr@newpaltz.edu 

Applications received by January 11, 2021, will receive priority. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Library Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Library is currently open with curb service and restricted access. Employees are working in the building but worked remotely during the lock-down to provide as many library services as possible. The Director, with the support of the Board, is responsible for enforcing safety protocols mandated by the State of New York, the Mid-Hudson Library System and local health officials.

Posted 12/4