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Library Director

Heermance Memorial Library

About the Position:
The Heermance Memorial Library seeks a team leader who can work together with an experienced staff, the board, an active friends group, and community groups to make sure that the library understands and meets the needs of the Coxsackie community now and in the future.  A special district library serving a population of 6500 full time residents, as well as people with second homes, the Heermance Memorial Library is located in an historic area, within walking distance of the Hudson River. The library  has a voter approved operating budget of $261,691 and is open 46 hours per week with a full time director, one full time staff, and 6 part time staff. The library is part of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Anticipated start date is August 27, 2018.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Develop and recommend an annual budget to the Board of Trustees and present the budget to the community for approval
* Manage the library budget by monitoring expenditures
* Recommend policies and advise the Board on operational, fiscal, staffing, and facilities matters
* Work collaboratively with staff to ensure that the materials selected and the services provided meet the needs of the community
* Determine staffing requirements and hire personnel to meet those requirements.
* Make presentations to the public, government entities, and the Board
* Prepare, present, and implement long range goals and plans for the improvement or expansion of library facilities and information technology resources
* Represent the library in the community and governmental, organizational and professional activities
* Delegate responsibilities to provide a smooth day-to-day operation of the library

Qualifications:
* This is a competitive civil service position. Candidates must have taken the Greene County Civil Service Library Director Exam, or be willing to accept provisional status until an exam can be taken.
* Masters in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited university
* Must have or be eligible for the NYS Public Librarian Professional Certificate
* The ideal candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Salary range begins at $48,000. Maximum is commensurate with experience. A generous benefits package is included. The library is a part of the NYS retirement system.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates please send your resume and cover letter electronically to searchcommittee@heermancelibrary.org. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Posted 6/18


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Access Services Librarian

Clinton Essex Franklin Library System

About the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System:
The Library System is a non-profit federated public library system serving the residents of Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties, chartered by the New York State Department of Education. We serve a population of approximately 173,000 and have a staff of 9 full time and 4 part time employees. CEFLS serves 30 member public libraries, 3 reading centers and a number of correctional facilities and senior living facilities.

About the Position:
The Clinton Essex Franklin Library System is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Librarian I. Under the supervision of the Automation and Technical Services Librarian, the Librarian I will assist in cataloging, acquisitions and training for the library system.

Required Qualifications
Education, Preparation, and Training
* Master’s Degree in Librarianship (MLS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department; AND possession of, or eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate

Skills
* Basic knowledge of library vocabularies, standards, and schemas such as RDA, AACR2, and MARC ? Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills ? Ability to speak to small groups and effectively train people to use technology
* Ability to work both independently and collaboratively ? Ability to manage projects effectively, with attention to detail
* Ability to use technology, including Microsoft Office, integrated library systems and web interfaces

Job Duties
* Performs copy cataloging with the goal of making library materials accessible to all residents
* Assists with interlibrary loan ? Provides vacation backup for other department members, including unpacking delivery boxes, changing backup tapes, providing basic phone assistance to member libraries on the ILS (Horizon)
* Manages collection development of a portion of the library system collection
* Assists with and provides library technology related training to member library staff ? Contributes articles and information to library system website and other digital media
* Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors

Physical Demands
* Extensive use of computers
* Extensive time sitting and standing

Travel
* Travel to sites in Clinton, Essex and Franklin Counties may be required, therefore a valid New York State Driver’s license is required

Compensation:
This is an entry level, Civil Service position, represented by CSEA, and appointment will be provisional pending a Civil Service training and experience exam. Residency has been waived. Minimum salary upon appointment will be $47,229 (Step 1). The work week is 37.5 hours. Benefit package includes medical and NYS Retirement System pension plan.

To Apply:
Interest candidates should apply with cover letter and resume via email to Interim System Director Betsy Brooks at bbrooks@cefls.org. All applications will be kept confidential. References will be requested of finalists, only. If you are enthusiastic, customer-service driven, enjoy working in a collaborative environment, and dedicated to public library service, we invite you to apply.
Deadline: To insure consideration for this position, please apply by July 3, 2018.

Posted 6/18


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Youth Services Librarian

Catskill Public Library

The Catskill Public Library is searching for a dynamic, creative, positive, energetic, people-person to fill a Full-Time Youth Services Librarian position.  

The Catskill Public Library, built in 1901, is a Carnegie Library located in upstate New York in the Catskill Mountain region. The Palenville Branch Library is located in Palenville, NY, America’s first artist colony. The Library serves a population of approximately 13,000.

Requirements:
A Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with at least two (2) years of professional library experience.

General responsibilities include:  
* Establishing positive working relationships with coworkers, library users,  community organizations as well as acting as liaison for library services
* Assisting library users with all manner of technology
* Providing reference and reader's advisory services to all library users
* Performing database searches and assisting others in such searches
* Designing and producing public relations and library-instructional materials
* Keeping informed of professional developments through literature, System meetings, workshops, continuing-education opportunities and participation in professional organizations

Youth Services-specific responsibilities include:
* Advocating for and empowering youths, both in-house and in the community
* Planning and implementing youth programs (infants to age 17), both in-house and in the community
* Evaluating, developing and maintaining children’s and young adult collections as well as selecting, processing and cataloging materials
* Developing and conducting library tours, presentations and outreach
* Seeking and implementing grant-funding
* Being comfortable stepping into already existing youth services programs

Skills, Abilities, & Personal Characteristics:
* Knowledge of the modern principles and practices of library science
* Knowledge of and comfort with computer technology, mobile and hand-held devices and on-line database systems
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all age groups, skill-levels and temperaments
* Ability to think critically to understand the needs of library users
* Ability to function as a team member
* Ability to work independently
* Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public
* Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends

The ideal candidate will be friendly, approachable, customer-focused, and open-minded with a genuine passion for working with kids and teens. Someone inspiring and capable of being inspired, who can see the silver lining regardless of situation. An unshakeable positive attitude is a plus.

Special Requirements:
Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at the time of application or possession of certificate at the time of appointment.

Salary range:
$47,000 - $52,000
Benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and health insurance contribution.

This is a Civil Service Position.

To Apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references by June 27, 2018 to Library Director, Sue Ray at Jobs2018@catskillpubliclibrary.org, Subject Heading: "Youth Services Librarian Position"

Posted 6/14


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Library Manager/Director

Hurley Director

About the Position:
The Hurley Library seeks an enthusiastic individual to be their full-time Library Manager/Director. The Hurley Library is a small public library in the heart of Historic Hurley. It serves a population of about 3,000 people, and since moving into its new building, it is growing rapidly. Our staff consists of a Library Manager, 3 part-time clerks,1 full-time clerk, and a story hour coordinator. The Manager is responsible for overseeing all library functions including: supervision of staff and volunteers, collection development, youth and adult programming, grant writing, providing reference services, readers' advisory, publicizing library services and programs, implementing patron and staff instruction programs, financial responsibilities, and maintaining the library website. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Minimum Qualifications:
Either
* A. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, Education, English, Public Administration or a closely related field and two (2) years of full-time paid or volunteer experience, or its' part-time equivalent, in a library setting performing duties related to the functions of the library;
* B. Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's Degree in Library Science, Education, English, Public Administration or a closely related field and four (4) years of full-time paid or volunteer work experience, or its' part-time equivalent, in a library setting performing duties related to the functions of the library; OR C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as described in A and B above.

Preferred Qualifications:
Completed degree in Information Science or Information Science degree candidate, knowledge of computers and automated systems, knowledge of web design, interest in children' s programming, ability to work with all ages, library experience, friendly and outgoing manner. Benefits: Sick Days, Vacation Days, and 10 paid Holidays. Salary: $35,000 - $40,000 based on education and experience.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, résumé and three references to ryanarlene918@gmail.com OR

Hurley Library
PO Box 660
Hurley, NY 12443

Submission Deadline: Monday , June 25, 11:59 pm. This position will be filled on a provisional basis pending the results of a Civil Service examination to be scheduled at a later date.

Posted 6/4


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Technology Support Assistant (18.5 hrs/week)

Schenectady County Public Library

About the Position:
Schenectady County Public Library has two openings for a newly created position that will be perfect for candidates with computer application skills who have a passion for helping the public bridge technology divides.   There is a one year prior Schenectady County residency requirement for the positions. 

Review job posting/qualifications and apply online by visiting  https://mycivilservice.schenectadycounty.com  The deadline to apply is June 15, 2018 .

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Library Director

Seneca Falls Library

About the Position:
The Library Director has overall responsibility for carrying out the goals and objectives of the Seneca Falls Library and for supervising all staff.
The library is an Association Library with a service area of nearly 10,000 residents and a history of providing varied services and programming to the community. It is a full-time position with pay commensurate with experience.

Job Duties Include:
* Collections development, including selecting and ordering materials for the library. The librarian is responsible for cataloging new materials, overseeing collection maintenance, weeding the collection, and serving as the liaison to the Finger Lakes Library System regarding collections and system-wide initiatives.
* Providing sound fiscal management of the library; responsible for all financial tasks; including, but not limited to: personnel management, including payroll, and maintaining all library bank accounts and records.  Preparing and making available any reports requested by the Treasurer, the Board of Trustees or appropriate vendors and/or institutions. Develops an annual operating and capital budget for consideration by the Board of Trustees, and manages expenses in relation to established goals;
* Attending meetings of the Board and its Committees and informs the Board of significant fiscal, program, personnel and other management matters. The Library Director will also attend and represent the Seneca Falls Library at the following meetings: Friends meetings, Seneca County Library Consortium meetings, FALCON meetings, appropriate FLLS meetings, and any other meetings assigned by the Board of Trustees. Serving as a liaison to community constituencies.  Joins a local service group (Rotary, Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, etc.);
* Preparing reports and other information pertinent to decision making requirements of the Board regarding policy and other related activities; including the NYS Library report;
* Promoting effective public and community relations with donors, library users, media representatives, and the community;
* Recruiting, hiring, supervising and evaluating the performance of staff, provides appropriate disciplinary action, when necessary, and oversees these activities for all other staff;
* Creating a positive work environment for all staff and volunteers and provides a welcoming atmosphere for library patrons.
* Attends meetings of the Board and its Committees and informs the Board of significant fiscal, program, personnel and other management matters. The Library Director also will attend and represent the library at Friends meetings, Seneca County Library Consortium meetings, FALCON meetings, appropriate FLLS meetings and any other meetings assigned by the Board of Trustees.
* Prepares reports and information pertinent to decision making needs of the Board and the New York State Annual Library Report.
* Managing the library's applications for grants, grant management and reporting.

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies AND possession of a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate. Three to five years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which in an administrative capacity is preferred.

To Apply:
Reply to director@senecafallslibrary.org, or by mail to

Director Search
Seneca Falls Library
47 Cayuga St.
Seneca Falls, NY 13148

Posted 6/1


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Library Director

Patterson Library (Putnam County)

About the Position:
The Patterson Library Board of Trustees seeks a responsible leader who is forward-thinking, proactive, and service minded. Working with an excellent ten-member Board, the successful candidate will look to maintain and enhance established community offerings.
This active 53 hour/week public library has 7 full-time and 20 part-time dedicated and enthusiastic staff members, approximately 15,000 patrons, an annual circulation of 60,000, and extensive programming that draws over 9,000 participants. Patterson is a 501(c)(3) Association Library with 15+ years of voter-approved funding, an operating budget of $930,000, excellent community partnerships and is part of the Mid-Hudson Library System. Owner/operator of a well-maintained building and park facilities, the library averages over 66,500 visits each year.

Qualifications:
* Master’s in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited university
* Must have or be eligible for the NYS Public Librarian Professional Certificate
* Minimum of 5 years relevant administrative or management experience
* Must be able to pass the pre-employment screening requirements
* Excellent communication and presentation skills; willing and able to make presentations to the public, government entities and the Board
* A skilled manager of people, budgets, programs, collections, technology, and facilities

Salary:
For this 35 hour/week position is commensurate with experience, with benefits available.

To Apply:
Qualified candidates please send your resume and cover letter electronically to phaar@pattersonlibrary.org. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2018

The Patterson Library is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Youth Services Specialist 30/hr.

Southeast Steuben County Library

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Assistant Director, the Youth Services Specialist will perform children’s reference desk duties, and develop and perform a designated amount of pre-school and toddler story hours and outreach. Collection maintenance projects assigned as needed. This is a 30 hr. PT position with paid vacation and personal time, sick time, retirement plan eligibility, and EAP services. Compensation is $15/hr.

Responsibilities include program development/presentation for children and youth in the library and at designated outreach locations. Works assigned shifts in Children’s Dept., and in Circulation and Reference as needed.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills in group and interpersonal settings, demonstrated writing proficiency, and facility in MS Word and other MS Office programs. Applicants must have reliable transportation and the ability to transport, set up and take down library materials and displays. Must have the ability to manage multiple tasks independently and work effectively as a team member. Must maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and must serve the public courteously.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associate’s Degree and experience working with children. Two work-related references required.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume and references to emeryp@stls.org or mail to

Southeast Steuben County Library
Attn: Library Director Pauline Emery
300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza
Suite 101
Corning, NY 14830

No phone calls, please. Applications due by June 13, 2018.

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Library Director I

Walworth-Seely Public Library

About the Position:
The Board of Trustees of the Walworth–Seely Public Library (Walworth, NY) is seeking an energetic, innovative and community-oriented director with proven leadership and supervisory skills. A successful candidate will have the passion and motivation to lead this library to a bright future. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to make a big difference in a small library.

About the Walworth Community:
Located on the border of Wayne and Monroe County, Walworth, NY is a town with history and a future. Located minutes from Penfield, Fairport and the City of Rochester, Walworth is home to over 9,400 residents and dozens of local businesses. The library is the heart of this vibrant community.

Essential Duties:
* Supervise, train, and develop a staff of 10 employees, with a focus on delivering excellent public service.
* Administer library finances, including budget development and capital planning.
* Develop policies in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.
* Provide leadership in future planning for the library, programs, and facility, in order to meet the community’s needs.
* Promote community visibility; build connections between the library and community groups.
* Oversee the development of a first-class curriculum of classes and cultural events for adults, teens, and children; provide expert research assistance.

The Successful Candidate:
* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and project management skills.
* Demonstrated experience in managing public library personnel and budgets.
* Commitment to providing high-quality service in an ever-changing public library environment, including familiarity with emerging technologies.
* Strong commitment to community relations.

Education and Experience:
A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association; two years of post MLS professional library experience.

Compensation and Benefits :
Starting salary: range begins at $50,000, commensurate with experience
Benefits: 5 vacation and 3 personal days upon date of hire, plus an additional 5 vacation and 5 personal after six months, 10 vacation and 8 personal days at the beginning of second year, 15 vacation and 10 personal days at the beginning of third year; 11 paid holidays annually; Health Insurance; New York State Local Retirement

To Apply:
* Email application materials (cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references including current employer) in PDF format to Board of Trustees President, Jessica Vance by June 15, 2018.

* Submit an Employment and Exam Application to Wayne County Human Resources by June 15, 2018. The application is available here.

Civil Service Requirements
The successful candidate will be hired on a provisional basis until they pass the Civil Service Training and Experience exam entitled Library Director I as one of the top three scores.

Additional information about the library is available here

Posted 5/31


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Part-time Adult Services Librarian Position

Riverhead Free Library

About the Position:
Riverhead Free Library is seeking an energetic and customer service-oriented librarian to attend to patron inquiries at our busy adult reference desk.  Applicants for this part-time position should possess:
* Excellent customer service skills
* Competency in assisting patrons with eBook readers
* Skill in assessing and resolving technology/computer problems
* A high level of attention to detail and an ability to multitask
* Knowledge of social media
* Experience in providing reader’s advisory services
* An interest in planning library programs, leading book discussions, and conducting book talks
* The desire to work in a diverse community.

Qualifications:
* MLS from an ALA accredited institution
* A valid NYS Public Librarian Certificate

To Apply:
A strong work ethic and flexibility are essential.  Applicants must be willing and able to work weekends and evenings on a scheduled and as-needed basis. Interested candidates should submit a copy of their resume with cover letter to:

Catherine Montazem
Adult Services and Outreach Coordinator
Riverhead Free Library
330 Court Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
631 727-3228 X108

Posted 5/29


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Temporary Part-Time Youth Services Librarian

Tompkins County Public Library

About the Position:
Gain great library experience by joining the dynamic and growing Youth Services department at Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) located in downtown Ithaca, NY!  This temporary 20-hour-per-week position is at a Librarian I level and is part of the Tompkins County Civil Service system.  

Our department includes a staff of 2 full-time librarians, 4 part-time librarians and 2 library assistants and is an integral part of the library as a whole, which has 43.5 FTE staff members. The position is a temporary 90 day appointment as a Librarian I in the Youth Services Department beginning Monday, June 25, 2018 and ending on September 22, 2018.

As with all Youth Services staff, this position will help to staff the Youth Services desk as well as the newly-created Teen Center, providing reference assistance to our diverse and enthusiastic community of children, teens, and their families.

This position will assist with our annual Summer Reading Program reaching out to the community at large during in-house and outreach visits and programs.

This position will also handle some collection development responsibilities for the Youth Services department.  
Other programming, reference, or collection duties may be assigned.

Schedule & Salary:
Position includes evening hours and may include weekend hours.
The tentative schedule would be:

Tuesdays 12-5 (5 hours)
Wednesdays 9:00-1:00 (4 hours)
Thursdays 9-1:00 June, July, September / 4:30 pm-8:30 pm in August (4 hours)
Fridays 9-5 (7 hours)

Salary hiring rate is $27.21/hour.

To Apply:
For more information, please contact the Head of Youth Services, Sarah O’Shea at soshea@tcpl.org or (607)272-4557 Ext. 255.

For a general job description please click here.
For additional information on Tompkins County Civil Service please click here

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Substitute Assistant Professor OR Associate Professor – Access Services Librarian

Bronx Community College - CUNY

Full Time - Temporary

Assistant/Associate:  
Supports the college library through providing oversight of Access Services staff and services advancing support for student access and success in utilizing BCC library information resources and services. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.
Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Access Services Librarian joins a team of librarians and staff providing students and faculty with support for access and use of library information resources and services.  Position involves direct oversight of a team of highly motivated and dedicated staff professionals and student employees that is responsible for delivering quality services related to circulation, reserves, inter-/intra-library loan, resources sharing, technology support, and directional assistance.  S/he will guide area procedures and policies, personnel oversight including hiring/training/evaluation/professional development, and reporting on metrics. The Access Services Librarian will also participate with fellow Library Dept. faculty and staff in providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance and in the shared collection development activities. Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication. Perform other duties as assigned.  Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is required.  All appointments are subject to financial availability. The position is set to begin August 1, 2018.

Required Qualifications:
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution AND second graduate degree.  Also required is management experience and the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.  

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience in an academic, research, or large public library
* Knowledge of technologies, trends, and issues in contemporary library access services
* Familiarity with the integrated library systems, MS Office, and scanning technologies
* Knowledge of basic cataloging skills
* Knowledge of web-based access service add-ons/platforms (e.g. SpringShare, OCLC’s ILLiad)
* Experience with managing teams and fair delegation
* Experience working on department/library/college committees
* Experience with providing reference services
* Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process
* Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
* Experience developing collaborative working relationships
* Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
* The successful candidate will show evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility.

CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.  

To Apply:
Candidates should provide .pdfs of a CV, a cover letter with a statement of scholarship interests, and the names and contact information for three current references.  Send as e-mail attachments to ONLY:  Ms. Erma Nieves.

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Substitute Instructor OR Assistant Professor – Reference & Instructional Design Librarian

Bronx Community College

Full Time - Temporary

Assistant:  
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Pursues an active scholarly agenda, performs supervisory duties, and participates in college-and university-wide programs and committees as assigned.

Instructor:  
Supports a college library through providing in-depth consultation with students and faculty and collaboration for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices.
Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Reference & Instructional Design Librarian joins a team of librarians providing students and faculty with one-on-one and group instruction.  Position involves direct contact with library users providing traditional and virtual reference and research assistance, outreach to faculty engaged in developing Information Literacy knowledge and skills of students, collaboration with librarians to engage college community in effective use of library services and resources, assessment of needs and promotion of awareness of new information products and services.  Evening and weekend hours may be required.
The Reference & Instructional Design Librarian will also lead Library Dept. faculty and staff in collaborating with faculty across disciplines by developing and support training activities for best practices of utilizing and integrating informational resources and technologies into hybrid learning efforts at BCC.
Librarians within the City University of New York take active faculty roles, serving on committees and engaging in scholarly research and publication. Perform other duties as assigned.  Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is required.  All appointments are subject to financial availability. The position is set to begin July 1, 2018.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience in an academic, research, or large public library
* Knowledge of trends and issues in contemporary reference services and user education
* Familiarity with the evolving concepts of Information Literacy
* Knowledge of current Instructional Design and Educational Technology theories and applications
* Knowledge of educational and information resources in higher education and current pedagogical theories
* Experience with current web, instructional, and productivity technologies
* Experience working on department/library/college committee
* Teaching/instructional experience in an academic environment
* Demonstrated success with scholarly research and publication process
* Excellent interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
* Experience developing collaborative working relationships
* Commitment to innovative and effective user-centered services
* The successful candidate will show evidence of teamwork, creativity, initiative, and flexibility

CUNY offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.  

To Apply:
Candidates should provide .pdfs of a CV, a cover letter with a statement of scholarship interests, and the names and contact information for three current references.  Send as e-mail attachments to ONLY Ms. Erma Nieves.

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Full-Time Adult Services Librarian

Schuylerville Public Library

Job Description:  
This full-time position requires strong customer service skills, understanding and ability to work with people of all ages, with an emphasis on computer literacy and technology instruction.  This position is supervised by the Library Director.   Responsibilities will include group instruction, individual training, makerspace design, and development of coding programs for a range of ages.  Other job duties include: reference, circulation, outreach, readers advisory, research instruction, and collection development.  Some supervision over support staff and volunteers may be assigned.  

Requirements:
An accredited Master’s degree in Library Science is required as well as New York State Public Librarian Certification.  Experience in technology instruction and makerspace concepts as well as fluency in Office programs is preferred.  A true commitment to excellent patron and public service in a contemporary library setting is a must. Familiarity with Polaris automation software is a plus.
The employee will be required to work 40 hours per week, with a schedule consisting of day, evening and weekend shifts.  Benefits include New York State Retirement, health insurance, and paid time off.  This is a Civil Service position, therefore appointments will be made based on Saratoga County requirements.  Salary range is $35,000-$39,000, based on experience.  

To Apply
Send resume, cover letter, and three professional references by June 30, 2018 to Caitlin Johnson, Library Director or to,

Caitlin Johnson
Schuylerville Public Library
52 Ferry Street
Schuylerville, NY 12871

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IT Systems & Network Specialist                        

Southern Tier Library System

About the Position:
Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of IT Systems & Network Specialist. 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.

General Statement of Duties:
This is a level 3 full time professional position serving within the Division of Information Technology. The IT Systems & Network Specialist performs professional duties to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Integrated Library System (ILS), supporting servers, clients, LANs, WANs, and Information Technology related projects.

Essential Functions of this Position:
* This position assists in maintaining network connections, servers and desktop PC’s; serving as an operator and technical support specialist.
* Provides technical assistance, training support and consults in the selection, use and maintenance of system-related hardware and software.
* Acts as troubleshooter for system WAN connections.
* Supports networks and ILS operations to the desktop level in the public libraries.
* Supports and troubleshoots zero clients, PCs, email applications and peripheral equipment.
* Assist with support for applications and software such as anti-virus, filtering, and email applications, active directory and group policy.
* Assist with for planning and implementing server and network upgrades.
* Works as part of an on-call rotation for urgent issues.
* Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Associate Degree in IT or related field or appropriate system and network administration in an enterprise setting required.
* Knowledge of WANs, LANs, virtualization technologies, and desktop support methods.
* Knowledge of HTML/Web-design preferred.
* Strong ability to self-direct with excellent collaborative and problem-solving skills.
* Personable, superior planning, organizational and multi-tasking skills.  
* Broadband home Internet access.
* Able to operate computer components i.e. Keyboard mouse, small tools, etc.
* Good vision; correctible to 20/20.

Desired Qualifications:
* Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.
* High-level customer service skills.
* Valid driver’s license.

Additional Demands and Work Environment:
* Frequent travel throughout System’s region, and quarterly State-wide travel.
* Sitting, talking, listening, reading and standing.
* Able to lift and carrying at least thirty (30) pounds and push at least one hundred (100) pounds on wheels.
* Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable all eligible individuals to perform the essential functions.

Salary & Benefits
Salary range is $42,000 – $45,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

To Apply:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit (via e-mail) a meaningful cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: Ken Behn, Assistant Director/IT.

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Outreach Services Librarian

South Central Regional Library Council

South Central Regional Library Council invites applications for the position of Outreach Services Librarian.  This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, permanent position in a great location and energizing, collegial environment! The work schedule is flexible, the benefits generous. Feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues and distribution/discussion lists.

About SCRLC:
One of nine NYS multitype Reference and Research Library Resources Councils, from its headquarters in Ithaca SCRLC serves 70+ members across 10,000 square miles in the 14-county region of Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates. Members include academic, hospital, corporate and non-profit libraries, public library systems, and school library systems and their members. As a result, SCRLC serves over 500 libraries.  It is a fantastic group of libraries, library systems, and cultural organizations with which to work and collaborate! Learn more at www.scrlc.org!
Ithaca, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, is renowned for its beautiful gorges, waterfalls, rolling hills, and sparkling Cayuga Lake. This diverse, multicultural community is home to artists, authors, performers, and some of the world's leading scientists and researchers. Environmentally conscious, Ithaca offers recreation and year-round sporting activities from kayaking and windsurfing to hiking the numerous area trails and college sporting events.  The SCRLC office is located in Ithaca's vibrant downtown, near one of the last pedestrian malls left in the United States, and not too far from Ithaca Falls.

Position Summary:
Provides outreach services to member organizations for Resource Sharing and the Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP); offers training on SCRLC’s electronic resources. The position also provides support for the Council’s digitization program by editing images, creating and editing metadata.  Assists and advises the Executive Director in meeting the mission and goals of the Council; effectively communicates with members, prospective members, partners, and staff.

Responsibilities:
Hospital Library Services Program
* Provides outreach, training on hospital-specific electronic resources, advice, guidance, and consulting to SCRLC’s hospital librarians and liaisons.
* Maintains relationships and communication with hospital members through annual visits, publications, needs assessments, etc.
* Develops an annual HLSP plan, budget, and report in conjunction with the executive director.
* Develops special projects and investigates alternative service models seeking funding to support them when possible.
* Creates and maintains a LibGuide and webpage relevant to the hospital members’ needs.
* May forward DOCLINE requests and perform backup literature searches as needed.

Resource Sharing
* Provides leadership for Council members in the area of resource sharing.
* Serves as liaison to SCRLC’s Bibliographic and Referral Center (BARC), an interlibrary loan referral service that is currently outsourced; maintains good communication.
* Obtains quarterly statistics for tracking and invoicing.
* Investigates and recommends participation in regional, statewide, or national resource sharing collaborative efforts, e.g., the IDS project, WorldShare, etc.
* Informs members of available delivery mechanisms, e.g., UPS CampusShip, ELD Statewide Delivery; encourages participation as appropriate.
* Works with Fiscal Services Manager to collect interlibrary loan statistics from members.
* Periodically analyzes ILL trends and their impact on SCRLC members.
* Creates and maintains a LibGuide and webpage containing relevant interlibrary information.
* Provides or arranges ILL training.
* Promotes continually the Medical Information Services Program (MISP) for ILL via social media, SCRLC News, field visits, etc.

Electronic Resources
* Provides training and assistance on the electronic resources provided to all governing members.
* Participates in contract negotiations with the digital services librarian and executive director.

Digitization
* Assists members contributing to New York Heritage by editing images, creating and editing metadata, and digital content management. Works closely with the digital services librarian in this endeavor.

Additional
* Works closely with the member engagement librarian on Special Interest Groups (SIGS) and associated networking groups for resource sharing and HLSP.
* Contributes to each week’s SCRLC News.
* Travel: Visits SCRLC members. Attends professional programs, meetings, and regional networking groups.
* Keeps up-to-date on trends in resource sharing, hospitals, and library/information science.
* Participates in professional organizations and activities.
* Maintains good relations and effectively communicates with Council members, prospective members, partners, and staff.
* Contributes to a positive work environment.
* Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
Required
* MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
* Excellent project management skills, including planning, budgeting.
* Ability to manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work under pressure.
* Ability to work with diverse communities and populations.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Knowledge of library trends and developments in all types of libraries, cultural organizations, and hospitals.
* Ability to travel.

Preferred
* Experience serving diverse communities and populations.
* Experience working in two or more types of libraries, including hospital libraries.
* Experience providing instruction to library staff.
* Working knowledge of a variety of electronic databases and technology applications.
* Knowledge of LibGuides.
* Experience working in multi-type collaborative library networks/consortia.
* Knowledge of digitization, resource sharing platforms, or hospital libraries.

Salaries and Benefits:
* Salary is commensurate with experience. SCRLC offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, TIAA retirement, 21 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 14 holidays.

To Apply:
Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Executive Director, South Central Regional Library Council.

Deadline for Application:
Applications received by July 14, 2018 will be given preference, though they will be accepted until the position is filled.

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
SCRLC offers a warm, collegial, and inclusive environment. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our operation, from the Board of Trustees and guiding principles to staffing, programs, and services. It is our belief that a diverse staff--including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, skill sets, and experiences--can effectively position us to address the changing needs of our members and their communities. No one will be denied consideration for employment or responsibilities on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving but not limited to such factors as those mentioned above. SCRLC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Library Director

Cortland Free Library

About the Position:
Cortland Free Library, located in downtown Cortland, NY, and a member of the Finger Lakes Library System, is in search of its 7th Director in its 93-year history.  The library is an Association Library with a chartered population of 30,114.  It is funded by a library tax collected by the Cortland School District as well as an endowment.  The Director serves at the pleasure of the Board of Trustees.

Extensive renovations to the historic 20,220 square-foot building were completed in 2017.  CFL has 9931 registered borrowers and had 92,560 library visits in 2017.  There are 26 public internet computers available.  A more detailed overview of CFL can be found on the library’s website: www.cortlandfreelibrary.org.

Cortland, a small city of approximately 20,000 people, is the southeastern gateway to the Finger Lakes Region.  The area is home to SUNY Cortland as well as numerous restaurants, several arts and theatre centers, lovely parks, a sports complex and friendly people.  Syracuse and Ithaca are each about a 30-minute drive.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate is responsible, in accordance with the Board’s policies, for all day-to-day library operations and functions.  The Director oversees five full-time and seven part-time staff members and a 2018 budget of $522,000.  The work is carried out in accordance with the policies established by the CFL Board of Trustees and is under the general supervision of that Board.
* Developing innovative library programs
* Developing and maintaining the library’s collection, including print and digital media, appropriate to the community’s needs.
* Participating actively and visibly in the community
* Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff
* Adhering to Library By-laws and policies as well as local, state and federal mandates
* Preparing, presenting and overseeing the budget and all financial aspects of the library including staff payroll, library purchases and working cooperatively with the library bookkeeper
* Overseeing maintenance of the library building and grounds in cooperation with the Board’s building committee
* Taking responsibility for entire grant process, including deadlines
* Engaging in professional development
* Performing other related work duties

Desired education and experience:
* Must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science of equivalent program
* Must be eligible for or possess a New York State Librarian certification
* 3-5 years’ experience working in a public library environment
* At least two years supervisory experience
* Possess a valid driver’s license

Successful candidate will:
* Be an energetic and creative leader committed to the goals of the library's Mission Statement  
* Possess strong organizational skills   
* Communicate effectively orally and in writing
* Work cooperatively with the Board of Trustees, library staff and the community
* Enjoy working with the public
* Live within a reasonable commute to the library
* Possess strong financial and technology skills

Salary and Benefits:
* Salary commensurate with experience
* Benefits are available    

To Apply:
Send letter of application, resume and three references by June 30, 2018 to cflsearch@gmail.com. Questions can be sent to CFLBoardPres@gmail.com.

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Assistant Director

Hamilton Public Library

Reports To: Library Director
Civil Service Position & Classification: Librarian I
Hours: Full Time; 40 hrs/week - Salaried with Benefits

General Statement of Duties:
As a professional Librarian, the Assistant Director supports the mission and vision of the Hamilton Public Library--champions customer service, the use of Library resources, and responsiveness through interactions between and among Library staff and the public.  The Assistant Director works closely with the Library Director and is responsible for assuring the quality and effectiveness of the daily operations and public service provided by the Library. In the temporary absence of the Library Director, the Assistant Director fills this leadership and management role.

The Assistant Director supports the day-to-day administration and maintenance of the Library in a confidential, timely, accurate, and efficient manner. The Assistant Director assists with finance, administration, supervision of personnel, collection development, and related record-keeping and clerical functions of the Library. The Assistant Director participates in the development and facilitation of patron services; oversight of facility maintenance and shared supervision of staff including training, guidance, and performance evaluation.

The Assistant Director works with the Library Director to support and develop both internal and external processes and procedures, and to recommend, develop, and implement a wide range of services and resources to meet the diverse and evolving needs of the community.

Duties include but are not limited to:
Senior Clerk with supervision of Circulation Staff
* Supervise Library Clerk staff including recommendations for hiring, scheduling, training, performance evaluation, and professional development
* Manage patron services (maintenance of patron records, account questions, etc...)
* Provide individual attention and assistance as required to meet the needs and abilities of patrons
* Promote and refer patrons to appropriate Library services, programs, and resources
* Oversight for our participation in Mid York Library System’s Inter and Intra Library Loan
* Attend Mid York Library System meetings and related conferences as appropriate
* Maintain general Library email account and related records and reports
Office & Facility Management:
* Manage the up-keep of  copiers, printers, and fax machine
* Work within a set budget to order and maintain an inventory of materials and supplies
* Assist with weekly payroll and supervision of daily accounting
* Assist with facility use scheduling and related record keeping
* Manage the daily upkeep of the Library facility through communication with the Library director and Village of Hamilton personnel
Collection Development
* Evaluate, select, and purchase Library collection materials within a set budget
* Review, evaluate, and remove items from the collection, and manage redistribution
* Oversight of material processing and repair

Required Knowledge and Abilities:
* Master’s Degree in Library Science
* 3-5 years relevant library experience
* Demonstrated strong leadership or managerial skills with ability to inspire and guide others
* Enthusiasm for working with the public and dedication to the delivery of outstanding service
* Responsiveness to customer and community needs, while adhering to policies and procedures
* Ability to work well independently, and as a member of a team
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships that are cooperative and
courteous with the public, peers, vendors, volunteers, and supervisors
* Ability to plan and organize multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
* Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills
* Excellent analytical and organizational skills
* Strong computer and technology skills with competence in information technologies
* Flexibility to embrace and adapt to changes, and to develop and implement new approaches

Desirable Knowledge and Abilities:
* Sound knowledge of public library trends, issues, and emerging technologies
* Supervisory experience
* Good knowledge of training methods, particularly with adults

Minimum Qualifications as Specified by Civil Service:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a New York State registered or regionally accredited college or university with Master's degree in Library Science.  
?SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a New York State Public Librarians professional certificate at time of appointment.

To Apply:
All interested applicants should send a cover letter, current resume, and three references (at least one must be from a direct supervisor) as PDF attachments to hpljobs@midyork.org. Please put your full name and "Assistant Director" in the subject line.

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Youth Services Librarian

Vestal Public Library

About the Position:
The Vestal Public Library is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a full-time Youth Services Librarian position, to continue a popular and growing youth program.  The Youth Services Librarian is under the supervision of the director.

The main responsibilities are:
* Facilitates visits to the Library to enhance the reading skills of children
* Actively  promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory and other innovative ways
* Provides reference services and resource recommendations
* Ensure that the Youth collection is diverse, current, relevant and meets the needs of the community
* Responsible for all aspects of collection development
* Performs weeding of the library collection when necessary
* Develops and maintains content for the Library’s Facebook page and website
* Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting  youth programs
* Assists with library operations, including all circulation issues, and opening/ closing procedures
* Take responsibility for the responsibility for the building in the absence of adult reference
* Performs related duties as required
* Manages the Youth Services department, including personnel decisions and scheduling
* Supervises the work of clerical, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel in tasks

Abilities:
* The candidate must have strong customer service skills
* Work with people of all ages, especially those from pre-school to  teen
* Should have a working knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, trends and current technology                                                         
* Develop and present story hours, summer programs, weekend programs for all ages
* Write grants & press releases
* Do statistics and reports
* Be able to work as part of a team for the good of the library as a whole

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s Degree from an accredited Library and Information Science Program
* Librarian I, specializing in Youth Services
* Eligibility for  New York State Public Librarian certification upon appointment

Salary:
$35,500- 39,000 depending on experience

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references by May 19, 2018 to Carol Boyce, Library Director via email or to:

Carol Boyce
Vestal Public Library
320 Vestal Parkway E.
Vestal, NY 13850

Posted 5/15