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Job Post

Part-Time Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Cazenovia Public Library

About the Position:
The Cazenovia Public Library is looking for a warm, welcoming, flexible person with experience in early literacy and/or adult literacy to assume a part-time position as Literacy Outreach Coordinator.  
The job is two-pronged: 1) running a Story Room for pre-K and school-aged children housed in a local food pantry, and 2) helping coordinate an adult literacy program for folks interested in improving basic education skills, obtaining their High School Equivalency, and improving English language skills.

People skills are a must, as is the ability to recruit, train, and support both students and volunteers who staff the programs.  Background and knowledge of early childhood development and literacy acquisition, as well as knowledge of basic teaching skills are a definite plus. Writing skills and computer literacy would be welcome.

17 hours per week

To Apply:
Interested persons, please send resume to Betsy Kennedy, Director,

Posted 10/16


Librarian I; Full Time

Lockport Public Library

Type of Position: Provisional – Probationary - Permanent
Salary: $38,084            
Date of Posting: October 9, 2018

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s Degree in Library Science and NYS Public Librarian Certificate;
* Must be eligible to take the Librarian I Lockport Civil Service Exam.

Specific Requirements:
* Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service;
* Good knowledge of library materials,
* Good knowledge of modern library organizations;
* Strong technology skills including new and emerging technologies;
* Interest/experience in adult & children’s programming;
* Good judgment;
* Ability to get along well with others;
* Excellent time and attendance record;
* Able to work nights and weekends;
* Strong computer skills including knowledge of  Microsoft Office suite;
* Social media marketing skills
* Does related work as required.

Sample Work Activities (Illustrative only):
* Provide excellent reference and reader’s advisory services;
* Maintains collections through replacement, weeding, & ordering;
* Conducts book talks, multimedia programs, class visits, story and picture book hours;
* Acts as a technology resource for library staff;
* Provides digital literacy instruction to our patrons;
* Provides assistance to patrons with technology devices;
* Markets and advertises library programming;
* Other duties as assigned

To Apply:
Interested, eligible candidates should mail a resume and letter of interest to the Director by October 26 , 2018.

Beverly Federspiel, Executive Director
Lockport Public Library
P.O. Box 475
Lockport, NY 14095

Posted 10/12


Administrative Assistant to the Director

Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS)

About the Position:
The Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS) is seeking an individual as an Administrative Assistant to the Director.
The candidate must have a College degree and three years of office management or supervisory experience.
SCLS is a 54- member library system in Suffolk County, NY.  We are a supportive employer with opportunities to learn and grow in this position.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Please see attached job description for details.

DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Director
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Provides administrative assistance and support for the Director and other administrators.

* Performs a wide variety of highly confidential, administrative and business critical tasks.
* Assists the Director in organizing material for monthly Board of Trustees meetings and other meetings.
* Schedules, trains and supervises switchboard personnel.

* May assist in preparation of budget estimates and other reports, purchasing, maintenance of inventory, and may act as a resource person for special projects.
* Supports administrative and organizational workshops.
* Compiles, prepares and distributes administrative calendar of events.
* Composes correspondence.
* Routes telephone calls.
* Maintains a wide variety of administrative files.
* Compiles, prepares and distributes critical reports, packets and documents.
* Prepares minutes of meetings for distribution.
* Maintains up-to-date lists of contacts.
* Provides switchboard relief.
* Performs other functions as required.

* Good knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
* Good reading comprehension.
* Excellent organizational abilities.
* Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
* Ability to use standard business computer software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
* Ability to promote and maintain effective public relations.
* Ability to supervise.
* Ability to exercise considerable independent judgment.
* Ability to make decisions.
* Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with others.
* Ability to work with deadlines and interruptions.

* College graduate.
* Three years office management or supervisory experience.

Send a cover letter and resume to Suffolk Cooperative Library System Human Resources Office at by October 25, 2018.
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Posted 10/12


Resource Consultant                        

Southern Tier Library System

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

About Southern Tier Library System:
Our headquarters are in Painted Post just five miles from historic downtown Corning, NY (Corning Museum of Glass, Rockwell Museum, Gaffer District and Corning Area Chamber of Commerce).

We serve a five county region (Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben & Yates), which incorporates the picturesque Appalachian Plateau and Southern Finger Lakes. Many of our southern region communities have easy access to hiking, skiing, hunting and camping throughout the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, while our northern region communities enjoy boating, swimming, biking and wine & distillery tours around Keuka and Seneca Finger Lakes.

All 48 of our libraries are unique as the communities they serve.  A sample of our communities include: the City of Elmira located in Chemung County (Center for Mark Twain Studies, Arnot Art Museum, Clemens Performing Arts Center, Elmira College and National Soaring MuseumChemung County Chamber of Commerce). Watkins Glen & Montour Falls located in Schuyler County (Watkins Glen International, International Motor Racing Research Center, Watkins Glen State Park, Shequaga (Montour) Falls and Old Havana Courthouse Theater). Hammondsport in Steuben County (America’s Coolest Small Town, Curtiss Museum and Local Wineries). Penn Yan and Branchport in Yates County (Keuka College, Yates County Chamber of Commerce, Local Wineries). Alfred, Fillmore and Wellsville in Allegany County (Alfred University, Alfred State College, Houghton College, Allegany County Chamber of Commerce).

The Southern Tier Library System is 1 of 23 public library systems in New York State. Our organization has recently restructured to meet the growing and diverse needs of our member libraries. Our leadership team is committed to supporting our 48 member library outlets, and developing innovative ways to make public library services essential to the Southern Tier region.

This is a level 4 full time professional position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Professional Development & Outreach. The Resource Consultant provides support to member libraries and assisted-living facilities relative to all aspects and approaches of library operations, specifically outreach collections, experiential learning program resources and delivery of library materials. Areas of expertise might include: collection development, experience-based learning for all ages, makerspaces, library material delivery, community engagement, relationship building, trending services, leadership & marketing.

Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices, and specifically outreach collection development, experience-based learning for all ages, community engagement and the delivery of library materials.

Collection Management: Manages the development and circulation of outreach collections as well as library system program resources geared towards all ages. Collaborates in the creation and distribution of marketing materials in support of outreach services and other resources offered by the Division of Professional Development and Outreach, including the promotion of outreach collections and program resources to member libraries and local sites through visits, social media, and newsletters.

Programming: Works to educate, encourage and support library directors and staff to lead at high levels of efficiency, which results in local library services that enhance community engagement through outreach collections, experiential learning program resources, programming that utilizes resources and the effective delivery of library materials. Focuses on utilizing tools, resources and knowledge that align with best practices to help libraries and their staff exceed standards through training opportunities. Employs trending and innovative ways within the field. Benchmarks national and state practices.

Library Material Delivery:  Overall supervision of library system delivery services, which includes management of part time delivery drivers, delivery routes/schedules, circulating outreach collections & program resources, assisting with out-of-system ILL functions and fielding requests for NY State Talking Book and Braille Library.

Exhibits innovative, enthusiastic and adaptive qualities.
Willing to work flexible schedule to meet member libraries’ needs.  
Enthusiasm for experiential learning geared towards all ages (i.e. STEAM, STEM, STREAM or makerspaces)
Demonstrates leadership skills and passion for the profession.
Works cohesively in a team and project-based environment.  
Communicates successfully in front of audiences, board members and library staff.
Expresses a high-level of empathy for libraries and people with diverse skill-sets.
Ability to collaborate with other library system Divisions and align goals with Plan of Service.

Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school; or Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of job-specific public library experience.
Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.
Supervisory experience.
Valid driver’s license.

Competency in SirsiDynix Workflows preferred.
Professionalism and commitment to the field of library science and information.
Active participation & leadership in regional and state initiatives, associations and committees

* Organizes and/or conducts training workshops pertaining to Essential Functions of Position.
* Collaborates with library system MLS team to create system-wide learning opportunities, including: conferences, workshops, meetings, webinars, tutorials and online learning.
* Purchases and manages member library and assisted-living facility outreach collections.
* Develops and promotes experiential learning program resources geared towards all ages to enhance member library programs and events.
* Coordinates the physical delivery of outreach collections and program resources to member libraries.
* Visits member libraries and assisted-living facilities to assess service effectiveness & build relationships.
* Represents library system at fairs, events, and other divisional activities.
* Oversees library system drivers and delivery schedules/routes including material delivery to member libraries, assisted-living facilities and correctional facilities.
* Communicates with libraries about delivery activities and seeks continual improvements in service.
* Assists Professional Development Manager with ILL activities.
* Expedites delivery mail bags and distributes departmental publications.
* Networks and engages with other librarians across New York State specific to Essential Functions of Position, and participates in professional associations to stay connected to the library community.
* Participates in local, regional and state meetings to offer knowledge and stay informed.
* Other duties as assigned.

* Frequent travel throughout library system’s region, and quarterly state-wide travel.
* Sitting, talking, listening and standing.
* Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable all eligible individuals to perform the essential functions.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary range is $43,000 – $47,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and commensurate with experience. 2% salary increase following successful completion of 6-month probationary period.  New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

To Apply:
Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to (Attn: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director).
Documents should be sent as pdf. Attachments. Subject line should read: “Resource Consultant Search – Southern Tier Library System. Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, November 23, 2018, but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Interviewing begins early December 2018. Preferred start date is February 2019.

For more information about this position, Southern Tier Library System and our quality of living… visit us online at  

STLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 10/10


Inventory, Catalog, Maintenance/Conservation, and Assessment of Niagara Falls Public Library’s Local History Collection


Niagara Falls Public Library

The Niagara Falls Public Library (Library) is soliciting written proposals from qualified firms or individuals (Consultant) to inventory and catalog the Library’s Local History Collection, determine a triage list for maintenance or conservation, and assess the value of art and art related objects within the collection.

The project scope, content of proposal and Consultant selection process are summarized in the RFP. Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm on November 5, 2018. All responses must be in a PDF and have the Consultant’s name as well as “Local History RFP Response” in the saved file name and in the subject line of an email, submitted to Christine Bacon, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, via email at Please submit one PDF that includes a response to the RFP, as well as three professional references that are directly relevant.

Proposals will not be accepted after the date and time stated above. Incomplete proposals that do not conform to the requirements specified herein will not be considered. Issuance of the RFP does not obligate the Library to award a contract, nor is the Library liable for any costs incurred by the Consultant in the preparation and submittal of proposals for the subject work. The Library retains the right to award all or parts of this contract to several bidders, to not select any bidders, and/or to re-solicit proposals. The act of submitting a proposal is a declaration that the Consultant has read the RFP and understands all the requirements and conditions.

For questions concerning the anticipated work, or scope of the project, please contact Christine Bacon, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, via email at Answers to questions will not be provided by telephone. Rather, answers to all questions or any addenda will be emailed to all proposers.

Read the full RFP here.

Posted 10/10


Part-Time Clerical Position

Great Neck Library

Required Skills and Experience:
* Display enthusiasm while working with the public.  
* Perform basic keyboarding skills and have the ability to use computer programs for circulation functions. * Knowledge of SIERRA a plus.  
* Work independently, accurately, and with attention to detail.  
* Able to respond to direction given by a supervisor.
* Customer service experience is preferred.

Shift includes Nights, Saturdays and Voluntary Sundays.

Starting salary:
$15.67 per hour

To Apply:
Reply with resume, cover letter and three references by October 25, 2018 to:

Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY  11023-1938

Visit our website at for library information.

No phone calls please.

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 10/9


Professor of Practice – Future of Libraries, Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

University of Washington Information School (iSchool)

Position Description:
The University of Washington Information School (iSchool) is building an innovative research program in the Future of Libraries and Librarianship. We seek a creative, forward-thinking Professor of Practice to catalyze this strategic initiative.

This distinguished practitioner in residence will serve as a bridge between academia and the public library field, and lead the way towards enhancing the education of future librarians. The Distinguished Practitioner in Residence will have the opportunity to bring their vision, expertise, and leadership experience to bear on a particular aspect of the library field to which they wish to contribute new ideas and knowledge in the form of a research or design project. The distinguished practitioner in residence will teach courses in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program as well as conduct a practice-based project with practical outcomes for the future of the field. This may involve engagement with students, other faculty, and other institutions, depending on the scope and nature of the project, but the results will be made available to the field through presentations, publications, and other dissemination methods appropriate to the work. The distinguished practitioner in residence will also be asked to contribute to the teaching mission of the school and the shaping of the MLIS curriculum to better reflect the needs of the future of public libraries. This may consist of the revision of current core courses, the development of new courses and new specializations within the curriculum, or the integration of some of the iSchool’s cross-disciplinary courses into the MLIS curriculum, as well as special courses directly related to this individual’s area of expertise and interest.

The successful candidate will join a broad-based, inclusive Information School that offers multiple degree programs and is committed to the values of leadership, innovation, and diversity.

The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington, in the city of Seattle, on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.

The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.

This position is a two year full-time 9-month appointment anticipated at the rank of Professor of Practice, not tenure eligible.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at

Applicants must have a bachelor degree (or international equivalent) from an accredited school and a minimum five years of experience in the field of public libraries by date of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to bridging teaching, service, and practice. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive information school, in which faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching and service.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by December 1, 2018. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits.
Application packages should include: CV, a letter of intent, diversity statement*, and names and contact information for three references. Short listed candidates will be contacted for letters of reference. Please contact Dr. Nicholas Weber, Chair, DPiR Search Committee, with questions (

*iSchool Diversity Statement Guidelines
Diversity is a core value of the Information School. We are working to create more equitable opportunities for underrepresented groups to participate in university life in research and teaching, across ranks, and among faculty, students, and staff. The Diversity Statement provides an opportunity for applicants to reflect on how they and their approach to research, teaching, and/or service examines, identifies, and/or will contribute to positive social change that supports people who represent differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, ability, and other identities. We invite you to be reflective and describe where you stand to learn and grow with regard to issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice, and your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations. In short, we would like to know, what does “diversity” in academic teaching, service, and research mean to you?

For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity web pages:

Equal Opportunity Statement for Employment University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Commitment to Diversity The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint. Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities.

Posted 10/5


Librarian Assistant – Customer Service, Information Services

Onondaga County Public Library – Central Library

About the Position:
Onondaga County Public Library is seeking a qualified part-time Librarian Assistant to work at the Central Library up to 17 hours per week. In addition to customer service, the successful candidate will also assist grant seekers with the Foundation Center and help with the planning, implementation and instruction for a new digital preservation center.

The Central Library is located in downtown Syracuse.

Job Responsibilities:
* Provide reference, readers’ advisory and referral services to all patrons, in person, by telephone and online.
* Act as the support person for a new digital preservation center; help train patrons and staff on use of the digital preservation center equipment: digitizing photos, converting VHS to DVDs, scanning slides and converting film negatives.
* Instruct patrons in the use of the library’s online research tools and downloadable media.
* Collect and analyze data to support library programs and services and produce clear, coherent reports as needed.
* Work with the library Foundation Center and assist patrons in the areas of civil service, nonprofit management, grant seeking and fundraising.
* Assist with collection development through purchase suggestions and deselection of items.
* Assist with outreach and programming, as requested

Required and/or preferred knowledge, skills and experience:
* Excellent customer service skills
* Creativity and ability to think outside the box
* Outstanding technology skills
* Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
* Excellent internet and searching skills
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Proficiency with Windows Operating System, web searching, standard MS Office applications and a variety of electronic devices
* Ability to design individualized and group instruction

* Must be available to work up to 17 hours per week, including rotating Saturdays and evenings.

Pay Rate:
* $24.92 per hour

* Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
* 1-3 years of relevant experience preferred
* Strong technology background
* Training and/or teaching skills preferred

To Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest to Darrell Buckingham, Personnel, at the address below, or email at by October 15, 2018.

Posted 10/4


Resource Sharing Coordinator

Capital District Library Council   

About the Position:  
CDLC seeks a Resource Sharing Coordinator to join our team. The Resource Sharing Coordinator is responsible for oversight of CDLC’s resource sharing services; provides guidance and support in resource sharing to members; identifies and communicates trends; contributes to CDLC’s continuing education program; and works with the CDLC Executive Director and staff to further the mission of the organization. The Resource Sharing Coordinator contributes to a positive work environment and to effective communications with members and staff. The ideal candidate will be pro-active and forward-thinking; work well independently and as part of a team; be inquisitive and have a curiosity to grow and learn; and adapt well to change.

Full job description available at:

* Manage and implement resource sharing services offered by CDLC including but not limited to the regional interlibrary loan service, New York State Library, DOCLINE, and OCLC.
* Process interlibrary loan referrals for member libraries.
* Collaborate in identifying trends and continuing education needs related to resource sharing. Help to develop workshops or special interest group meetings to address those needs.
* Manage the development of regional interlibrary loan plans, policies, codes and procedures in collaboration with member libraries.
* Manage resource sharing-related communications and components of the CDLC website including related LibGuides.
* Identify impact of proposed and existing resource sharing (and related) programs on member library operations.
* Maintain and analyze the collection of regional interlibrary loan statistics.
* Oversee regional courier services and assist member libraries with a statewide courier service.
* Create internal documentation and external user manuals for resource sharing.
* Serve as a liaison to any relevant CDLC committees and groups.
* Assist with relevant elements of the Five Year Plan of Service and the Annual Report to the Division of Library Development.
* Contribute to CDLC general administration through staff meetings, strategic planning, goal setting, and other planning processes.
* Interact and work with colleagues regionally and statewide.

Minimum Qualifications:
* MLS degree from an ALA accredited school of library and information science AND a minimum of two years of relevant library experience, OR an equivalent combination of technical training, education, and experience.
* Demonstrated experience with interlibrary loan systems and resources sharing procedures, particularly OCLC WorldShare.
* Demonstrated interpersonal and customer-oriented communication skills with the ability to socialize with and engage constituents via email, phone, and in-person meetings.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and/or Google suite of products with expertise in Excel or other data management tool.
* Experience working with LibGuides or the willingness and ability to learn.
* Demonstrated understanding and awareness of current trends in library services, particularly in resource sharing.
* Understanding of multi-type library systems in New York and/or experience in collaborative library networks/consortia (preferred).

To Apply:
This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package. The salary is commensurate with experience and available upon request. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to Review of applications will begin on October 8 and continue until the position is filled.

Posted 10/4


Part-time Account Clerk Typist

Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library Business Office

*** Position is part time and may require up to 17.50 hours per week ***

Description of Duties:
* Assists with filing and record retention.
* Updates automated financial records utilizing QuickBooks software.
* Reviews financial documents for accuracy.
* Assists with various recurring audits.
* Operates adding, computing and other standard office machines.
* Other duties, as assigned.

* Knowledge of QuickBooks desired, as well as Microsoft Excel & Word software.
* General understanding of bookkeeping principles and practices.
* Ability to understand and follow oral and written inshuctions.
* Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma.
* Four years clerical/bookkeeping  experience.

Starting Wage:
Commensurate with experience

To Apply:  
Applications may be printed from -  and must be accompanied by a cover letter and resume.  Please note that only candidates being considered will be contacted. Applications may be returned in person to the Business Office drop-off box (located near Circulation Desk) during library hours; by fax @ 631-399-1518; or scanned & emailed as an attachment to (please include job title in subject line).

Closing Date: 10/15/2018    
Starting Date: 10/26/2018

The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability on employment or the provision of service

Posted 10/3


Part-Time Levels Staff Position

Great Neck Library

Creative, personable, experienced youth worker needed for the acclaimed Levels cultural arts center for youth, ages 12-18.

Required Skills and Experience:
* Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
* Strong background in STEM and Technology.
* Demonstrated expertise in coding, 3D printing, game design.
* Experience in youth development and supervision.
* Ability to run weekend events and other teen center activities.
* Interest in planning and teaching Junior Levels workshops for 5th and 6th grade students.

12 – 18 hours/week, evening shifts,
Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fridays and/or Saturdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

Starting salary:
$26.41 per hour

To Apply:
Reply with resume, cover letter and three references by October 15, 2018 to:

Director’s Office
Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY  11023-1938

No Phone Calls Please.

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 10/1


Library Director

Millbrook Library

About the Position:
The Millbrook Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director.  The Library is an actgrive community center serving a vibrant, rural community.  Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred and 3 years of progressively responsible library administrative experience.  Experience should include a broad background in management, administration/human resources, operations, fundraising and finance, as well as knowledge of library services, operations and collections.

$50,000+ commensurate with experience and benefits.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Responsible for administering the safe and efficient operation of the Millbrook Library, its programs and services, in compliance with all applicable laws, and policies and decisions of the Board;
* Oversees continuous development of relevant library materials and services; responsible for the development of the Library’s adult collections; plans and implements programs and services for patrons of all ages in collaboration with the Youth Services staff;
* Exhibits a high level of administrative and supervisory skills including: recruiting, hiring and training new employees, as well as coordinating the continued training and development of staff members; administering personnel policies; preparing performance evaluations of staff members; record keeping; grant writing and preparing the annual budget, state and local reports; and oversees the annual audit;
* Possesses exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
* Exercises considerable professional skill, initiative and good judgment, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, Friends of the Library, patrons, the public and the Board to promote the library as an integral and vital component of the community;
* Strong computer skills: knowledge of database, spreadsheet and word processing software, as well as familiarity with current and emerging technologies and their application(s) in a library setting.

To Apply:
Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references no later than October 26, 2018 to or:

Kerry Weller, Chair
Board of Trustees Personnel Committee
Millbrook Library
PO Box 286
Millbrook, NY 12545

Posted 9/25


Part-time Clerk

Pawling Library

About the Position:
The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Sunday 11:30 AM – 4 PM, plus one two-hour shift on alternating weeks. The day of the alternating shift will be fixed in accordance with the availability of the successful candidate.
This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:
* All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
* Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
* Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
* Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
* Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
* Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:
* Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
* A large degree of comfort with technology.
* Ability to answer questions about the library.
* Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position, Pay, and Benefits:
* Part-Time: 11 hours per biweekly pay period
* $10.40 - $13.50/hr, depending on experience
* After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

To Apply:
Interested individuals should apply online at by Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Posted 9/24


Librarian 1 – Digital Services Librarian

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

About the Position:
The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library invites applications for the full-time position of Librarian 1 – Digital Services Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Adult Services and is responsible for assisting in the coordination and provision of digital library resources. Supports the Library’s social media presence and maintains content on the Library’s website relating to digital services and social media. Collaborate with IT support staff, librarians and other staff members to provide quality digital services. Provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection development and maintenance.

Full job description available at

Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree of Library and Information Science from a library school that is accredited by the ALA or recognized by the NYS Education Department following acceptable education methods   AND
One (1) - two (2) years of satisfactory professional library experience.

Special Requirements:
Eligibility for a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate at time of application for appointment; possession of certificate at time of appointment
A background check is required prior to appointment

Civil Service:
The position of Librarian I – Digital Services Librarian is a competitive position within the Saratoga County Civil Service Administration.

To Apply:
A cover letter and resume must be submitted by October 3, 2018 via email to or by mail to:

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Attn:  Rebecca Dyehouse
475 Moe Road
Clifton Park, NY 12065

Questions about the position should be directed to Rebecca Dyehouse, Head of Adult Services or 518-371-8622

Posted 9/24


Part Time Reference Librarian

East Hampton Library

About the Position:
The East Hampton Library is seeking a Part Time Reference Librarian with strong public service skills, strong computer skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and wide range of reading interests to join the staff of the Reference Department.

Responsibilities include:
* Providing reference services, reader’s advisory services, referral services, and instructional services to a diverse population at a busy Reference Desk.
* Assisting patrons with use of the library’s public computers
* Must have a sound knowledge and ability to assist patrons with e-books, and audio book downloads
* Must have a sound knowledge of social media, and media trends
* Must have a sound knowledge of Microsoft office.
* Must be able to conduct computer classes for patrons
* Ability to work as a team

Candidates must possess an MLS degree from an ALA accredited school.

Hours and Wage:
* 21 Hrs. per week, must be available to work one to possibly 2 Saturdays per month, and a Sunday
* Salary $22 /hour.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume by Friday 9/28/18  to:

Steven Spataro, Head of Adult Reference
East Hampton Library
159 Main Street
East Hampton, NY  11937
631-329-5947 (fax)

Posted 9/19


Part-time Bookkeeper

Altamont Free Library

About the Position:
Part-time bookkeeper with proficiency in QuickBooks and other commonly used accounting tools. Applicant should have a minimum of two years of experience with QuickBooks and be familiar with fund accounting, budgeting and the workings of a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Knowledge of public library operations a plus. Approximately 3-4 hours per week for duties such as regular billing, preparation of materials for board meetings and attendance (as requested) at library committee and board meetings, and annual budget planning sessions.

To Apply:
Please send resume, three references and required hourly wage by October 19, 2018 to the attention of Library Board President Christine Carpenter at Altamont Free Library, P.O. Box 662, Altamont, NY 12009.


Madison County Technology Trainer

Madison County Libraries

General Summary:
The Madison County Technology Trainer will assist patrons with basic instruction and troubleshooting of handheld devices, e-readers, tablets, cell phones, etc. This individual must able to communicate one-on-one and in small group settings. This contract position is for one year and is supported by a grant from Senator David J. Valesky.

Reports To:
Karen Traynor, Chittenango/Bridgeport Director

Essential Job Functions:
* Work with inexperienced learners in one-on-one assistance either on a drop-in basis or scheduled appointments. Explain complex technological concepts in simple and clear terms through effective instruction. Use images and graphical representations to support language-based explanations.
* Train library staff in the use of existing technology/equipment.
* Plan, schedule and conduct digital literacy training in small group settings.  Demonstrate comfort and ease with public speaking. Organize presentations of information into logical sequences and/or step-by-step processes.
* Develop new digital literacy training. Provide ideas for, plan and lead new technology training based on needs in the community.
* Maintain Records. Maintain accurate records of training programs in accordance with project reporting guidelines.
* Perform specific duties needed by the community. Based on the needs and demographics of the community served, trainer may perform functions to serve targeted populations such as senior citizens.
Attitude and General Responsibilities
* Demonstrate flexibility and an eagerness to learn new ideas.
* Demonstrate interest in helping others. Alleviate barriers to computers, digital literacy, internet adoption and the learning process. Display comfort working with a wide range of socio-economic groups. Excellent interpersonal skills needed with the ability to interact effectively with all customer age groups.
* Communicate. Consult with appropriate parties on issues or concerns, offering analysis and solutions whenever possible.
* Respect others. Respect confidentiality and privacy of library patrons, coworkers, and others.

Knowledge, Ability and Skills:
* Ability to use and understand a PC desktop and/or laptop computer, including a mouse, printer, scanner and other peripherals.
* Knowledge of library practices.
* Familiarity with major internet browsers including but not limited to: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
* Knowledge of common communication technologies such as email and social media.
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel etc.
* Knowledge of the functionality of eReaders, smartphones, and tablet computers.
* Knowledge of digital media such as eBooks, digital magazines, and streaming video, particularly Overdrive, HOOPLA, RBDigital, and Libby.
* Experience teaching or tutoring others.
* Experience working or volunteering in a public library.
* Physical activity includes but is not limited to prolonged periods of sitting, as well as periods of standing, walking, stretching, bending, and stooping.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of higher education, experience, certification, and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work associated with this position.
* Ability to work some evenings and 2 Saturdays a month.
* Driver’s license, insurance and access to a vehicle.
* Willingness to travel around the county to all 10 library locations.
* Must be a U.S. Citizen.

To Be Determined

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Karen Traynor by October 1, 2018.

Posted 9/18


Library Development Coordinator

Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS)

Passionate about the future of libraries? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

About the Mid-Hudson Library System:
The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY and is composed of the sixty-six (66) independent public and free association libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties. MHLS insures the public's right to free access, facilitates economical resource sharing, and promotes professional library services while working in partnerships with libraries and other library organizations.

About the Position:
The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Library Development Coordinator. This position works with the sixty-six (66) public libraries that are members of MHLS to develop methods of supporting and improving libraries in the areas of management, governance, funding, marketing and facilities. The Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are related to consulting and development services; the design of professional development and continuing education for library directors, staff, trustees and Friends Groups; assistance with local, state, and federal advocacy efforts; the administration of the State Aid for Library Construction program for our region; and contributing to an integrated communication system that keeps system stakeholders connected.

The person who is right for this job has excellent communication skills – as a writer, meeting participant and presenter; is a good listener; displays original thinking and creativity; is an effective project manager; and can think strategically.

MHLS is known as a forward thinking system with a deep background in the area of library development. From ground breaking work to help libraries build their financial capacity, and engage with their community members, to innovating in the areas of public library trustee education, sustainable facility design and grassroots advocacy work, MHLS is looking to add a member to our team that can help us grow our library development legacy.

Minimum qualifications are:
* Master's degree (MLS, MIS) from an ALA accredited institution
* Five or more years of related experience
* Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services

To read the full job description:

Hiring salary for this full time position is $55,000-$60,000 with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical and dental insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.

To Apply:
Please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posted 9/18


Teen Librarian

The Field Library

Under the direction of the Assistant Director, the Teen Librarian is responsible for planning teen programs, selecting materials for the young adult collection, and engaging young adults through programs, materials and services.

Essential Job Functions:
* Conducts outreach activities and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, and local businesses to promote the Library’s teen services, programs, and collections.
* Encourages and facilitates group and individual use of the Library for class visits, research projects, literacy skills and other resources for teens.
* Selects and orders materials for the young adult collection, as well and weeds and maintains the collection.
* Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to adults and young adults through recommendation lists, blog entries, author talks, book discussions, and other innovative ways, both on site and online.
* Plans and implements innovative teen programs and activities including reading groups, homework help, instructional workshops, STEAM and literacy programs, gaming, summer reading events, maker programs, and managing a teen advisory group.
* Fosters digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to young adults.
* Designs and produces public relations and library instructional materials as required.
* Assists with interlibrary loan requests.
* Supervises the work and activities of teen volunteers.
* Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat.
* Prepares statistical and/or narrative reports, correspondence, etc.
* Attends professional development workshops, system meetings, and continuing education courses.
* Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science.
* Thorough knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services, and the ability to carry out library policy and procedures effectively.
* Public service orientation and knowledge of young adult reading interests.
* Possess good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors.
* Comprehensive knowledge of library-related technology, online databases, bibliographic tools and resources.
* Ability to express ideas clearly both orally and in writing, and to communicate effectively with individuals and groups of varying ages, education and experience levels.
* Ability to think critically to understand the public’s needs and prescribe appropriate materials and services.
* Ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of library procedures, programs and services.
* Ability to work independently yet coordinate work with others, handle varied tasks.
* Skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university with a focus on youth services.  
* Knowledge and experience using an automated library system and databases.
* Spanish language skills desired.
* Valid New York State Public Librarian Certification.

Starting salary:
$22.00 per hour/$33.00 per hour Sundays

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter and resume to:

Bob Boyle, Assistant Director
The Field Library
4 Nelson Ave.
Peekskill, NY 10566

The Field Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Posted 9/17