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Part-Time Children’s Librarian

Hendrick Hudson Free Library

MLS or MLS Candidate (preferred)

Hours:

  1. Tuesday 12 pm-8 pm
  2. Thursday 1pm-6 pm
  3. Friday 1pm-6 pm

Willing to train the right candidate

Responsibilities:

  1. Team player
  2. Strong customer service skills
  3. Able to engage with patrons of all age groups
  4. (with specific attention to elementary school age)
  5. Program creation and facilitation
  6. Lead book chats
  7. Reference and readers’ advisory services
  8. Knowledge of collection development
  9. Computer skills with the ability to use a variety of digital devices

Salary commensurate with experience

To Apply:
Contact:
Jill Davis
Hendrick Hudson Free Library
jdavis@wlsmail.org or 914 739 5654 x312

Posted 8/21


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Library Director

Pulaski Public Library

The Pulaski Public Library is looking for a dedicated and patron focused individual for the permanent position of Library Director. Pulaski is a community centrally located between Watertown and Syracuse, NY and within five miles of the eastern shore of Lake Ontario.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and has the primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. This position has a particular emphasis on patron and community service and, among other duties, will include:

  1. Administering Board policies and making policy recommendations to the Board
  2. Preparing the budget
  3. Supervising, hiring, and evaluating personnel as well as training staff and volunteers
  4. Accountability for promoting and evaluating activities, programs and services
  5. Reviewing and approving selection of all materials for purchase
  6. Participating in professional meetings, classes, conferences and workshops
  7. Working with elected officials, school officials and civic organizations to promote public relations and community outreach
  8. Grant writing

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree or 4 years (full time equivalent) of library experience is required. Applicants should have experience in public service and dealing with the public. The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, strong technology skills and an appreciation for the importance of public library service in a small community.

The position begins on September 23, 2019 and is based on a 35 hour week with nights and weekends required as needed. Compensation will range between $16.00 - $18.00 per hour based on experience. Benefits include New York State Retirement and medical insurance. Vacation days, sick days, and paid holidays are available. A background check will be conducted.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to Mr. James Butler, President, Board of Trustees, Pulaski Public Library, 4917 N. Jefferson Street, Pulaski, NY 13142.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

Posted 8/19


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Director of Adult Learning

Queens Public Library

Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service.  We transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of offering pioneering programs and services to the most diverse county in the United States.  Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.

Within the larger scope of formal and informal learning of the Programs & Services Department (PSD) and reporting to the Vice President of Programs and Services, the Director of Adult Learning develops, leads, manages and coordinates all aspects of formal and informal learning programs and services for adults and young adults delivered by Queens Public Library (QPL). The Director of Adult Learning’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the supervision of five areas providing adult literacy programs including ESOL; Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency instruction; Digital Inclusion and technology training initiatives; Career Pathways and Entrepreneurial training and services; and programs and services to meet the needs of new immigrants.

The Director assists library leadership in articulating the Library’s vision for success in serving the varied and changing educational needs of our customers. The Director is responsible for ensuring that Queens Public Library continues to be a national leader in the provision of adult education.  In collaboration with staff, Vice President of PSD and Chief Librarian the Director of Adult Learning:

  1. Creates comprehensive service plans and strategic initiatives to enhance and expand adult learning opportunities system wide.
  2. Identifies new programmatic needs and funding opportunities.
  3. Assists in preparing grant requests and contracts as needed.
  4. Oversees major grant funded initiatives, ensuring the library’s full compliance with all aspects of the grants including service goals, procurement and budgetary requirements.
  5. Serves as the primary programmatic liaison to all funders.
  6. Creates, oversees, and monitors Adult Learning’s operating, government grants, and private funding budgets to ensure equitable and effective services across the five areas.
  7. Ensures that all staff are using provided tools to track and assess program effectiveness including:
    1. Creation of individual service strategies.
    2. Documentation of case notes and interactions.
    3. Tracking and assessment of individual participants’ progress.
    4. Tracking internal and external referrals.
  8. Anticipates program related and financial problems. Reports these issues to the Vice President in a timely manner.
  9. Represents Queens Public Library at meetings of NYC, NYS, Federal and international literacy and workforce providers at conferences and interagency meetings.
  10. Maintains effective programmatic partnerships and referral networks.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

The Director is responsible for recruiting, training, mentoring, managing, providing appropriate professional development to, and assessing the performance of a large and diverse staff of full-time and part-time professionals and paraprofessionals at locations throughout Queens. The Director works with other Library departments to:

  1. Locate or relocate program staff and other materials in a timely manner.
  2. Ensure that customers have adequate space and environmental supports needed to pursue their learning activities.
  3. Perform regular site visits.
  4. Ensure compliance with library policies, procedures and best practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in Education, Adult Education or a related field required.
  2. At least 7 years of experience managing adult learning services required.  Experience in a nonprofit work environment preferred.
  3. At least 5 years of experience designing, developing, implementing, and sustaining large-scale educational programs required.
  4. Experienced with the implementation and management of complex government and private grants required.
  5. Must be detail oriented with the ability to work with diverse populations and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  6. Experience working with and developing new trends in adult learning instruction.
  7. Must have experience in managing and supervising staff.
  8. Excellent organizational skills required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  9. Understanding of and experience in preparing financial/budget reports.
  10. Must have intermediate knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel; experience with other MS Office applications preferred.  
  11. Experience working in a library setting is preferred.

TO APPLY:  
Please email your resume and cover letter to: QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.  

The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/16


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Technical Services Manager

Great Neck Library

We are looking for an energetic individual to provide leadership and professional expertise and to coordinate for all aspects of online services (acquisitions, automation, cataloging, processing and circulation) for four locations

This senior position supervises, manages and coordinates the flow of library materials through the Technical Services and Circulation departments.

  1. Manage our Sierra and Encore Systems
  2. Coordinate the installation of upgrades and new software

Required:

  1. Experience in Project Management and Library Technology
  2. Knowledge of RFID and library software; Sierra Cataloging andAcquisitions modules, OCLC and WorldShare
  3. Fluency with Excel spreadsheet and data manipulation
  4. MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited institution
  5. New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate requiredat time of employment
  6. Four years professional librarian experience preferred

Schedule:
Full time – 35 hours/week Include some evenings and weekends

Salary:
$66,600.00- Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Plus full benefits package

Find the full description here.

To Apply:
Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by 8/27/2019: Great Neck Library 159 Bayview Ave. Great Neck, NY 11023 employment@greatnecklibrary.org
No Phone Calls Please

The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/16


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Programming Coordinator (Part-Time)

Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck, NY (Town of Clinton)

Position: Part-time, 18-24 hours/week including Saturdays (9-1) and occasional evenings.
Pay: $15.00/hour

Description:
The Clinton Community Library seeks a creative, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to join its team as a Programming Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs. While the focus will be on adult and teen programming, he/she will also be expected to assist with children’s programming. Additionally, the coordinator will support marketing and public relations outreach, with primary responsibility for updating our website/events calendar and maintaining the library’s social media presence.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Planning, promoting, and implementing programs for adults and teens and assisting with programming for elementary-aged children.
  2. Providing departmental information for the director’s monthly report.
  3. Maintaining library website and events calendar as well as the library’s social media presence
  4. Managing online public information calendars, news media postings, and writing and distributing press releases and event alerts
  5. Sending weekly subscriber e-newsletters, and event-specific email blasts
  6. Providing reference and readers’advisory when needed.
  7. Assisting with circulation and other library functions as necessary.

Required Skills:

  1. Excellent working knowledge of computers, mobile devices, and e-readers.
  2. Strong level of comfort with Microsoft Word & Excel. Familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp, and Canva is preferred.
  3. Self-starter who takes initiative
  4. Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Enthusiastic about working with the public and providing exceptional customer service

Prior experience in marketing, public relations, or public libraries is helpful, but not required

To Apply:
Interested individuals should email their resume and letter of interest to Carol Bancroft at clinton.director@gmail.com. Please include “Programming Coordinator Position” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Posted 8/15


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LIBRARY DIRECTOR

Saugerties Public Library

The Saugerties Public Library seeks enthusiastic qualified applicants for the position of Library Director.  This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) offering a competitive salary, health benefits, and enrollment in the New York State Local Retirement System.  The Library Director shall be the executive and administrative officer of the library, acting on behalf of the Board and under it’s review and direction. The Library Director or his/her designee is the official spokesperson for the library

The Library Director oversees all aspects of library administration and operations including library finances, information systems and technology, buildings and grounds maintenance, human resources, library programs, collection development, public relations, and community outreach.

The Saugerties Public Library is a vibrant community resource serving a population of 19,192 residents in the Town and Village of Saugerties, and is a member of the Mid-Hudson Library System. This is a civil service position and applicants must possess the minimum qualifications for Library Director 1 in order to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Plans and implements library programs for patrons of all ages.
  2.  Develops the library budget in coordination with the Finance Committee.
  3. Prepares, distributes, and compiles all materials for board and committee meetings.
  4. Maintains all business, financial, and personnel records for the library including filing all personnel actions with Ulster County Civil Service.
  5. Assumes responsibility for the maintenance of computers and the automation system.
  6. Applies for and administers grants.
  7. Administers the expenditures of library funds and the collection of library revenues.
  8. Recommends new services, policies, and personnel actions to the Board of Trustees.
  9. Recommends appointments, transfers, promotions and dismissals.
  10. Supervises the work of library employees.
  11. Conducts staff training meetings.
  12. Performs annual performance evaluations on all employees.
  13. Administers the purchase of library materials.
  14. Prepares state, local, and other statistical narrative reports as needed or required.
  15. Oversees collection development.
  16. Assumes responsibility for the development and maintenance of the local history collection.
  17. Creates relevant reports through the library systems ILS.
  18. Conducts studies and analysis of library operations.
  19. Oversees cash handling.
  20. Ensure that the building and grounds are properly maintained.
  21. Designs and produces public relations and library instruction materials.
  22. Represents the library before governmental agencies and community groups.
  23. Supervises the maintenance of library property and recommends repairs, alterations, and new construction.
  24. Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses, and reading professional materials.

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Previous experience in library management.
  2. High proficiency with library computer technology and electronic resources.
  3. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  4. Experience working with volunteers and Friends group and a Board of Trustees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Masters Degree in Library Science and two (2) years of professional full-time, or its’ part-time equivalent, experience in a library of recognized standing.

Special Requirement:
Possession of a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of appointment.

TO APPLY:
Please email resume and cover letter to John Remington, President of the Saugerties Public Library Board of Trustees, jdrproductions@msn.com

Deadline: September 8, 2019

Posted 8/19


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Onondaga County Public Libraries (NY)

Create opportunities, empower people, and inspire ideas as the next Executive Director for Onondaga County Public Libraries! The Onondaga County Public Libraries (OCPL) Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director accomplished in building and maintaining productive partnerships, working with local governments, managing budgets, and leading change. Working with an eleven-member appointed Board of Trustees, a committed staff (156FTE), and a $14 million annual operating budget, the successful candidate will provide meaningful, quality library services and programs to 466,000 residents in a socio-economically and ethnically diverse county—over 10% speak a language other than English at home.  OCPL is also supported by the Friends of the Central Library (Syracuse) through its fundraising efforts—the  #1 Public Library Series in the U.S.—hosting  17 Pulitzer Prize winners, a Noble Laureate and Five Poets Laureate. A complex organization—OCPL includes a Central Library (renovated in 2016), eight branches, and two community center outlets—and is also the federated public library system providing services to the 21 independent member public libraries in the county with a total annual circulation that was 3.7 million in 2018. Key opportunities for the new Executive Director include understanding the changing needs of Onondaga County residents; strengthening partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders; developing and implementing a strong staff development program focused on collaboration, trust, integrity and respect; exploring new services and programs for OCPL and its member libraries; and creating additional funding streams.

Our Community. Located in the center of New York State, Onondaga County is home to the City of Syracuse. Syracuse serves as the focus for commercial and business activities and is home to world-class educational and cultural institutions, including LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, and the Everson Museum (designed by I.M. Pei and considered one of his six most important buildings). The City is also home and birthplace of Literacy Volunteers and Laubach Literacy (now Proliteracy). Syracuse has the cultural amenities of a large urban area—a thriving downtown, college and professional sports, world class medical institutions, music and ethnic festivals, parks, and other activities enjoyed by residents year-round including professional theater, opera and symphony (Symphoria). Work commutes are minimal and housing costs are quite reasonable. Located less than one hour from the Finger Lakes region and close to the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls, Onondaga County, home of four seasons, is also a 4-6 hour drive to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, and Toronto.  Visit OCPL Links for more information about the System and the County.

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the governing Board of Trustees, the Library Executive Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of all library services and programs for the Onondaga County Public Libraries-a multibranch system serving urban, suburban and rural populations linked with a common Integrated Library System. This is a leadership position that is accountable for all OCPL functions and performs all related work consistent with the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the state of New York. The successful candidate will also model a collaborative, positive style of leadership ensuring proper management of personnel and encouraging a climate of inclusivity. In addition to internal collaboration and team building, the Executive Director will be the primary spokesperson and ensure that the Library is successful in partnership development, working with underserved populations, and developing alternate funding resources. Working with member libraries, community leaders and elected officials is a critical part of the position. See OCPL Executive Director Position Description for details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science or Information Studies from an ALA-accredited program; eight years of satisfactory professional library experience with three years of progressively responsible experience in a senior administrative capacity; and eligibility for a NYS Public Librarian’s certificate at time of application for employment with possession of the certificate required at time of appointment. The Executive Director will have a record of innovation, experience with financial planning, budgeting, and reporting, a problem-solving approach with successful results, project management experience, previous work with security issues ensuring a welcoming and safe place for customers and staff, the ability to work well with stakeholders through strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to the ALA Code of Ethics. Prior experience as a library or library system director, experience with facilities renovation, experience working in a union/civil service environment, and experience working in libraries with diverse communities is preferred.

Compensation: The salary for this position is $106,900 and is subject to increase based upon County Executive and Legislative approval. Competitive benefits include health and dental insurance, NYS Retirement, long term disability insurance, and the opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation plan.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of August 18, 2019. OCPL is committed to promoting an environment that models and celebrates principles of diversity and inclusivity and welcomes applications from individuals who represent the populations that we serve. OCPL is an AA/EOE Employer

Posted 8/15


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Coordinator of Information Technology Services

Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA

Professional Librarian 5, Range 3; Salary $68,783 - $79,700

General Statement of Duties:

The Coordinator of Information Technology Services manages all aspects of system-wide technology, including the design, deployment and maintenance of the library’s computer systems, and administers all data networks and telecommunications; Evaluates current and emerging technologies and develops technology plans to meet community needs; Facilitates and supports the integration of technology into library services.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Manages a 150+ device data network in four physical locations, including public time and print management systems, servers, devices and peripherals, software, data collection and data backups.
  2. Manages help desk functions and responds to support requests in a timely fashion.
  3. Manages media technology and services, including presentation equipment, sound and assisted listening systems, and video gaming platforms.
  4. Assists in orienting the public to new technology equipment and services.
  5. In collaboration with other library staff, develops public services and programming related to technology, including maker and STEAM activities.
  6. Instructs and supports staff in the operation and basic maintenance of technology equipment.
  7. Develops an annual technology plan and budget in collaboration with library administration.

Qualifications:

  1. M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school and a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education
  2. Undergraduate or graduate level coursework in computer science or information technology an asset
  3. Three years of successful related work experience with infrastructure, desktop, and security administration in a library or similar environment
  4. Extensive knowledge of library technology and web-based products and services
  5. Working knowledge of all Windows operating systems and applications, Active Directory, group policies, and SaaS
  6. Two years of experience providing direct technology support to users
  7. Two years of experience as a supervisor or team leader
  8. Strong leadership ability, including initiative, creativity, and flexibility
  9. Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to establish priorities, plan short- and long-term objectives, handle multiple competing priorities, assign and follow up on tasks, and meet reasonable deadlines

Schedule (35 hours/week):

  1. Monday - Friday 9-5
  2. May include one evening per week and one Saturday per month

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Clayton Cheever (ccheever@ocln.org). Preference given to applications received by September 6, 2019.

Posted 8/13


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Part-Time Programming Coordinator

Tivoli Free Library

The Tivoli Free Library has an immediate opening for a permanent, reliable part-time programming coordinator. Approximately 20-25 hours per week including Saturdays and some evenings. Additional hours possible.

As a member of our small, creative team, your job would include (but not be limited to) working alongside our youth programming coordinator in preparing, promoting, and implementing events and programs for our community. You would also put in regular hours on the circulation desk, providing friendly service to library patrons.

The ideal candidate will be tech literate, social media savvy, and comfortable working with children of all ages. We’re looking for someone with a positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and enthusiasm for working in a small community setting who has the ability to function independently and as a team member. Knowledge of WordPress, marketing experience, and previous library experience a plus.

Salary range:
$12-14/hour depending on experience and qualifications. No benefits.

To Apply:
Please email letter of application and resume to Michele DelPriore at tivolidirector@gmail.com with the subject heading “P/T Programming Position.” Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Posted 8/13


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Library Assistant/Clerk

Troy Public Library - Lansingburgh Branch

Part time (approx. 20 hrs. per week), 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 Branch Librarian. Must enjoy working with people and be computer literate.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Telephone answering
  2. Checking out and clearing library materials
  3. Patron registration
  4. Managing fine and fee collection
  5. Shelving library materials
  6. Answering directional inquiries
  7. Opening and closing the building
  8. Other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: high school diploma or equivalency
  2. Experience: no previous library experience is necessary.

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

Salary:
$12.05 per hour

To Apply:
Contact: Dale LaGue, Branch Head
Troy Public Library
Lansingburgh Branch
27 114th Street
Troy, N.Y. 12182
lagued@thetroylibrary.org

Civil Service:
This is a civil service position and appointment is provisional. The successful candidates must take an exam when it becomes available.

Posted 8/12


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Librarian I Spanish Speaking

Greenburgh Public Library

This appointment will be provisional; candidate must pass the Westchester County Civil Service test and score high enough to be reached: Librarian I Spanish Speaking.

Salary Range:
$46,474.00 - $75,768.00

Candidate Qualifications:

  1. Fluency in both Spanish and English languages and the ability to provide interpretive and information services in both languages for patrons and staff
  2. Communicates well orally and in writing in Spanish and English
  3. Provides excellent customer service in reference and reader’s advisory
  4. Provides outreach to the Spanish-speaking population of the community
  5. Communicates regularly with the Spanish-speaking population to discuss issues of importance to this segment of the community to further develop programming services and collections
  6. Plans, schedules, coordinates and presents programs, conducts tours, multi-media programs, and program scheduling in both English and Spanish
  7. Translates library informational and marketing material into Spanish
  8. Serves as liaison with library management in proposing new services to meet the needs of Spanish-speaking patrons
  9. Works primarily with the adult population but will support bilingual literacy efforts in all departments of library when necessary
  10. Prepares research and completes grant proposals
  11. Prepares library exhibits and displays, including special interest exhibits such as Hispanic Heritage Month, books that promote cultural awareness, etc.
  12. Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and professional journals

Candidate Skills & Abilities:

  1. Have the ability to work in a collaborative environment
  2. Good attention to detail and ability to follow procedures consistently
  3. Good knowledge of layout, writing and public relations skills
  4. Have knowledge of computers, cataloging, collection development and content marketing systems
  5. Have the ability to carry out assignments independently as well as with a group

Candidate Requirements:

  1. Must have an MLS (or equivalent degree) from an accredited college or university
  2. Must have a NY State Librarian Certificate
  3. Must have the ability to read, write and converse fluently in the Spanish language at a level sufficient to pass the Westchester County Civil Service Spanish Language Proficiency test

To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to cdeitchman@greenburghlibrary.org

Posted 8/7


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Teen Librarian

Queens Library (Multiple Locations Available)

Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service.  We transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of offering pioneering programs and services to the most diverse county in the United States.  Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.

  1. Provides library service to the community with an emphasis on teens and preteens.  Provides reference and readers’ advisory services. 
  2. Explains and assists customers in use of print and electronic resources. Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet.
  3. Answers correspondence and inquiries on special reference subjects.  Conducts reference interviews.  Suggests and refers customers to alternative sources of information internal and external to the Library.
  4. Processes reserves and interloans requests. Performs collection development with an emphasis on developing quality young adult materials including selecting and ordering materials for the library collection and approves acceptance of gifts. 
  5. Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria as needed.  Promotes library collection and services to the public assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.  Maintains reference and circulation materials. Plans, and conducts programs.
  6. May perform one or more of the following duties: investigates technologies that will improve services; creates, develops, maintains, or contributes to branch web page; supervise hourly rate employees; compiles bibliographies and develops library user guides, both printed and electronic.
  7. Performs other duties as required.

The schedule for this position will include Saturdays and evenings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  2. New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.
  3. Must have performance evaluation of standard or above in public service positions.
  4. Must have the ability to work with a diverse population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously.

To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Teen Librarian – EXTERNAL” in the subject line of the email. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/5


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Children’s Librarian

Queens Library (Multiple Locations Available)

Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service.  We transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of offering pioneering programs and services to the most diverse county in the United States.  Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.

  1. Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on children. 
  2. Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building. Responsible for readers’ guidance and reference services.
  3. Publicizes, plans, and conducts programs for children and parents, including toddler and pre-school reading times, picture book hour, arts and crafts programs, and summer reading clubs.
  4. Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources. Recommends and refers customers and parents to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
  5. Performs collection development with an emphasis on developing quality children’s materials including selecting and ordering materials. Monitors the public service floor.  Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. 
  6. Assists in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, and safe environment. Approves acceptance of gifts. 
  7. Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria.  Maintains reference and circulation materials.
  8. Provides outreach to area elementary and nursery schools and community organizations serving children and families, informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Maintains and cultivates contact with schools and parents.
  9. May perform one or more of the following duties: investigates technologies that will improve services; creates, develops, maintains, or contributes to the community library web page and social media; supervises hourly rate employees and volunteers; compiles bibliographies and/or develops library user guides.
  10. Performs other duties as required.

The schedule for this position will include Saturdays and evenings.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  2. New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.
  3. Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously.
  4. Must have a performance evaluation of standard or above in public service positions.

To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “Children’s Librarian – EXTERNAL” in the subject line of the email. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/5


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Library Director

Fort Hunter Free Library

The Fort Hunter Free Library, a small, rural library located in the Mohawk Valley in the Town of Florida New York, seeks a creative, energetic individual who enjoys community involvement, for the position of Library Director.

Serving a user population of approximately 3,000, the Fort Hunter Free Library is a member of the Mohawk Valley Library System. The Board of Directors is looking for a Director to not only increase the Library’s involvement in the Community, but also the Community involvement in the Library.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Directors and has the primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Along with regular customer service responsibilities, other duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; budget management; supervision of staff and volunteers; public relations and community outreach; fundraising; and, grant writing.

The position is scheduled to work 15 hours per week with a schedule that supports the Library’s services, programs and events, including some evenings and at least one Saturday per month. The position requires two years post-secondary education and the ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, strong technology skills and an appreciation for the importance of public library service in a small community. Demonstrated experience in library service, staff and volunteer management supervision, budgeting and facility management is preferred, along with experience in grant writing and fundraising. The position will pay $14/hr, plus statutory benefits

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information for three professional references to forthunterfreelibrary@gmail.com.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

Posted 8/2


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Adult Services Librarian

Vestal Public Library

About the Library:
The Vestal Public Library, a school district public library that serves a population of 31,800, located in the Town of Vestal in the southern tier of New York.  We are part of the Four County Library System.

About the position:
The Vestal Public Library is seeking an energetic, forward-thinking Librarian I for full-time work at the adult reference desk.  The candidate will work with the Director and the staff to ensure that our patron needs are met.

Duties:

  1. Provide reference and readers/audiovisual/technology advisory service to the public.
  2. Gather monthly statistics toward the New York State Annual Report.
  3. Perform collection development by recommending titles for purchase and/or deletion.
  4. Help provide assistance to the Library Director in oversight of the physical building.
  5. Plan and conduct some library programs for adults.
  6. Help with the library’s Facebook page and website.
  7. Perform other tasks that might be assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. patience, discretion, and communication skills.
  2. enjoys learning as well as teaching.
  3. demonstrates creativity, flexibility and a positive attitude.
  4. remains composed in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.
  5. keeps up with professional development and current trends.
  6. experience in website and Facebook maintenance and the ability to learn minor hardware upkeep a plus.
  7. ability to work on a team.
  8. grant writing experience a plus.

Minimum qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library Science
  2. professional certificate from New York State

Salary and hours:  
The salary is $35,469 plus benefits.  The hours will include at least one night and weekends.

To Apply:
Send resume to:  Carol Boyce, 320 Vestal Parkway E. Vestal, NY 13850 or email to: ve.carol@4cls.org
Position is open until filled.

Posted 7/31


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Research and Information Literacy Services Librarian

Senior Assistant Librarian

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, State University of New York seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track Senior Assistant Librarian---Research and Information Literacy Services position.  The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, teaching, and assessing dynamic Information Literacy classes and will also actively engage in the marketing and delivery of research services both in-person and digitally.  The successful candidate will be outgoing, collaborative and student-centered with an MLS or equivalent ALA-accredited degree at the time of appointment.  

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112373

Please direct questions to Ms. Kerrie Fergen Wilkes, Search Committee Chair 


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Digital Services Librarian

Senior Assistant Librarian

SUNY Fredonia

Fredonia, State University of New York seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track Senior Assistant Librarian---Digital Services position. The successful candidate will be responsible for envisioning, designing and advancing the library website and other digital services in a dynamic, creative and collaborative manner.  Additionally, they will manage and support our new library discovery platform PRIMO. The successful candidate will develop and manage digital tools with usability principles and user-centered service design. They will be a collaborative leader with an MLS or equivalent ALA-accredited degree with some experience in managing digital tools and systems, and teaching digital literacy skills, preferred.

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:  https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112405

Please direct questions to Ms. Kerrie Fergen Wilkes, Search Committee Chair

Posted 7/29


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Part Time Library Assistant, Children’s Room

Utica Public Library

Hours:
25 Hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays

Pay Rate:
$11.51 per hour

SUMMARY OF DUTIES
Perform various support tasks in the Children’s Room as well as assisting library patrons.

SPECIFICS:
Programs

  1. Plan and implement tween and teen programs.

Patron Assistance

  1. Provide directional information to patrons on the phone, via e-mail and in person.
  2. Assist patrons with computer use.
  3. Assist with programs as needed.

Duties

  1. Design, set up and maintain displays.
  2. Update online calendars with new programs
  3. Photocopy reports, fliers, etc..
  4. Help with circulation tasks and maintenance of library materials.
  5. Represent the library at community events as needed.
  6. Ability to post on various social media platforms
  7. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Associates Degree.
  2. Must enjoy working with children and be able to interact successfully with a diverse clientele.
  3. Ability to work independently, with attention to detail.
  4. Flexibility and a commitment to quality public library service with co-workers.

TO APPLY:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references via e-mail to: apply@uticapubliclibrary.org
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Wednesday August 14th, 2019

Posted 7/29


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Librarian I, part-time – Information Services & Outreach

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library – Central Library

Sample Work Activities:

  1. Provides advisory and guidance services;
  2. Answers reference questions;
  3. Maintains collections through replacement, weeding, & ordering;
  4. Conducts book talks, multimedia programs, story and picture book hours;
  5. Conducts class and school visits;
  6. Markets and advertises library programming;
  7. May supervise the work of clerical personnel, senior pages/pages, or volunteers.

Specific Requirements:

  1. Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service;
  2. Good knowledge of library materials,
  3. Basic knowledge of modern library organizations;
  4. Interest/experience in adult & children’s programming;
  5. Good judgment;
  6. Ability to get along well with others;
  7. Excellent time and attendance record;
  8. Basic computer experience including knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library Science and NYS Public Librarians Certificate required.

Hours of Work:
Various – Days, Evenings, and Weekends (up to 19 hrs/wk)

Pay Rate:
$21.014 per hour

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by August 7, 2019:

  1. By email to: hr@buffalolib.org
  2. By mail to: Judy Fachko, Human Resources Manager
    Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
    1 Lafayette Square
    Buffalo NY 14203

Posted 7/29


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Mobile Library Service Outlet (Bus) Coordinator

Suffolk Cooperative Library System

The Suffolk Cooperative Library System (SCLS) seeks an energetic, creative, flexible and self-motivated individual to fill this newly created position. The Mobile Library Service Outlet will be arriving in January of 2020, with a mission to support the SCLS member libraries in all manners of community outreach, with a focus on emerging technologies and STEAM. The successful candidate will work with SCLS and member library staff to develop, design and implement programs and activities for all age groups. Researching and developing community/business relationships that will promote County-wide library services will also be an integral task.

The Suffolk Cooperative Library System is an association created by agreement of the Boards of Trustees of its member libraries, each of which remains autonomous under individual charters granted by the New York State Board of Regents. The SCLS serves the 56 Public Libraries in Suffolk County, New York, covering 912 sq. miles and their 1.5M residents. The Mission Statement of SCLS reads as follows: The Suffolk Cooperative Library System exists to help local public libraries provide the best in traditional and innovative public library service to all the people of Suffolk County. In line with its motto, “Helping Your Local Library Serve Your Community Better,” SCLS offers a variety of support services to its member libraries. The service program of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System is the result of a dynamic and responsive process that constantly strives to help its members provide quality library service to their patrons.

Responsibilities:
The Mobile Library Service Outlet Coordinator will support the mission of SCLS by overseeing this new system-wide service. Coordinating/developing programs with member libraries, scheduling SCLS staff and equipment for programs, and the ability to demonstrate existing and new technology are all key responsibilities of this new position.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of higher education, experience, certification, and training which provides the abilities necessary to perform the work associated with the position. A minimum of two years of experience in library services and/or educational programming. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge in the following areas: library practices, technology (pc/laptop/Internet browsers/email/eReaders/tablets), library related digital media, social media and making presentations.

Compensation:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications, minimum starting salary $50,300. Full benefit package.

To Apply:
Apply via email with Cover Letter and Resume to roger@suffolknet.org, attention Roger Reyes.

Posted 7/29


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Systems Librarian

Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History (NYC | cjh.org) is the collaborative home to five in-house Partners—American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. When the Center opened its doors almost twenty years ago, it made a commitment to preserve the collections housed within its walls and make them accessible to scholars, students, and diverse audiences by implementing a unique, shared services model across all five partners.

The Center for Jewish History seeks a creative, pragmatic, and insightful individual to become our Systems Librarian. Primary responsibilities include the management of the shared integrated library system and discovery layer as well as coordinating metadata remediation projects, management of authorities database, generating and maintaining customized reports, training staff, creating and maintaining documentation, and troubleshooting. The successful candidate can see both the forest and the trees, and will be able to balance system-wide implications with a detail-oriented focus and perspective.

The Systems Librarian will report to the Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery. The Metadata and Discovery Services department is tasked with coordinating the interoperability and integration between Center systems that control, describe, preserve, and provide access to the rich physical and digital holdings of the five Partner institutions. The Systems Librarian will work closely with department members, as well as the Center’s Information Technology department, vendors, and stakeholders in the Center and Partner community to ensure that the physical, digital, and electronic holdings available at the Center are discoverable and accurately described.

Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees the maintenance of library systems, technologies, and software related to the description and discovery of the physical and digital holdings of the Partners and Center.
  2. Develops and refines workflows to effectively describe physical and digital holdings within Center library systems and externally in OCLC products.
  3. Troubleshoots hardware and software problems in collaboration with Center’s Information Technology department and colleagues in Metadata and Discovery Services.
  4. Collects statistics for systems usage to assist with future resource allocation, identifying trends in use of systems, improving the description of resources, and gap analysis.
  5. Utilizes and tests a variety of software tools to extract and manipulate data from various sources.
  6. Cooperates in the development, creation, promotion, and assessment of system-based policies and best practices.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school.
  2. 3-5 years experience working within Integrated Library Systems and other library systems software in a special library setting.
  3. Strong background in cataloging and knowledge of descriptive standards (like MARC, AACR2, DACS, RDA, Dublin Core, and/or EAD), authorities, and tools (like Cataloger’s Desktop, MarcEdit, and OCLC Connexion).
  4. Commitment to programmatic and systems-based solutions for correcting and optimizing description across library systems.
  5. Expertise in organizing and manipulating data using spreadsheet applications, like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or OpenRefine.
  6. Basic competency in UNIX, SQL, Python, and/or Perl.
  7. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  8. Capable of fostering a collaborative environment and developing diplomatic, adaptable approaches to shared library systems.
  9. General interest in library technology and the future of descriptive metadata and cataloging standards, particularly concerning discovery and access in a library, archive, and museum setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Familiarity with Ex Libris library systems products, such as Primo, Aleph, and Rosetta.
  2. Comprehension of and comfort with descriptive metadata across library systems, including ability to crosswalk data from different formats.
  3. Understanding of database construction and architecture.
  4. Previous experience working in a multilingual environment with bibliographic knowledge in at least one of the following languages (in addition to English): Hebrew, Yiddish, German, or Russian.

Company Benefits:

  1. 15-21 Federal and religious holidays off each year in addition to generous vacation, sick and personal days.
  2. Full health benefits (medical, dental and vision) with minimal employee contributions.
  3. Free Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability coverage.
  4. Flexible Spending Account and Commuter Benefits.
  5. Tuition reimbursement.
  6. Generous 403b retirement benefits.

To Apply:
The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin immediately. For priority consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Eric Fritzler, Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery, at eafritzler@cjh.org by August 9, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Posted 7/25


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Part-time Clerk, Technical Services and Circulation Department

The Bryant Library

Purpose: Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Technical & Circulation Services this part time clerical position will be responsible for performing the full range of circulation desk procedures including; registering patrons for library cards; charging out books and audio visual materials; answering phones and performing other related clerical duties.

Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for providing superior customer service to the patrons.
  2. Perform the full range of circulation desk procedures using our automated circulation system - Sierra.
  3. Varied typing, filing, paging and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
  4. 12 hours per week including 1 night, plus one Saturday and Sunday a month.

Qualifications:

  1. Friendly outgoing manner and strong oral and written communication skills.
  2. Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public.
  3. Flexible and detail-oriented with excellent typing and computer skills required.
  4. Knowledge of word processing and other Microsoft Office products required.
  5. Knowledge of encore and sierra a plus.
  6. General knowledge of literature including best sellers and Audio Visual materials required.

Starting Salary:
$17.30/hr.

The Bryant Library is a member of the New York State Retirement System. This is not a Civil Service position.

To Apply:
Email resumes by August 2nd to Kathy Micucci, Coordinator of Technical and Circulation Services to jobstech@bryantlibrary.org

Posted 7/25


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Part Time Clerk

Pawling Library

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work three days on alternating weeks: Tuesday (5:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Saturday (9:30 AM – 4:00 PM), and either Monday or Friday (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM).
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:

  1. 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.
  2. Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  3. Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  4. Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  5. Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  1. Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  2. A large degree of comfort with technology.
  3. Ability to answer questions about the library.
  4. Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position:
Part-Time: 11.5 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay:
$11.10 - $13.75/hr, depending on experience

Benefits:
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 https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/ by Sunday August 18th.

Posted 7/24