Library Director, Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library, Stockton and Cassadaga Branch Library - Cassadaga, NY
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Library Director serves as the library’s primary public representative in the community. The Director develops programs, organizes, manages and promotes the services of the library. The work will involve carrying out library policies as determined by the Library Board of Trustees and standard library practices.  The Director will work with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System (CCLS) in planning and implementing best practices for the Stockton/Cassadaga/Pomfret population.
The Director will be the working supervisor of  library staff and volunteers.  She/he will report to the Board of Trustees.
  • Record daily library usage and circulation. Submit a monthly report to the Board of  Trustees.  Compile the Annual Report for CCLS and NY State.
  • Select library materials for acquisition based on knowledge of patron preferences, current trends, popular titles and CCLS recommendations.
  • Assure processing of new materials is completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a data base of  library materials and  patron  lists.
  • Manage Interlibrary Loan materials.
  • Assist patrons in selecting materials .Guide patrons in the use of computers,tablets and the  Internet and social media.
  • Provide an organized office environment. Pick up and process mail (USPS and  email).
  • Maintain an orderly filing system and recording procedure.  Assist patrons using the copier and  fax.
  • Assist the Library Board Treasurer in creating a yearly budget.
  • Supervise library personnel and volunteers .  Provide a clear calendar of events, work schedules and duties.
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees , System workshops and the annual meeting of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.
  • Organize library programs(i.e. Summer Reading, Story Hour and other topicsof community interest).
  • Seek and apply for grants as they are offered.
  • Promote and maintain community contacts in order to understand the needs of the population  served  by the library.
  • A general knowledge of basic library procedures.
  • Willingness to provide an open, welcoming environment in the Library.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Consistently use tact and courtesy dealing with patrons.
  • Interest in learning best library practices, current trends and techniques.
  • Proficient communication skills(writing, speaking, listening).
The Library Director works a flexible 20 hour week.  The hourly rate is $16.
To Apply:  Upload a letter of interest and resume to:
Library Assistant I - James Prendergast Library - Jamestown, NY
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019

The James Prendergast Library located in Jamestown, NY seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, service-oriented individual to provide public desk assistance in person (and phone) for 20 hours per week. This minimum wage position is primarily evening and Saturday coverage.

 Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication
  • Ability to use computers and basic technology
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative environment as well as work independently
  • High School diploma or equivalent


  • Public library experience
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office desktop applications
  • Strong problem solving skills

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply via email with a cover letter and resume to

Head of Youth and Adult Programs - Olean, NY
Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2019

We are hiring for the position of Head of Youth and Adult Programs. Please see for more information. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2019. 

Librarian I - Full Time (35hr/wk), Niagara Falls Public Library, Lasalle Branch - Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1.   Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the Lasalle  Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike. Provides library service to visitors of all ages, including managing an active suburban branch; prepares for and conducts programs; assists in maintaining the branch’s collections; promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services; performs outreach to community agencies as needed. May occasionally require scheduled shifts in our Main Branch. For complete job specifications, visit


Minimum qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  • Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.  
  • Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:

  • Knowledge of teen literature and teen programming

Classification: Librarian I – Civil Service

This is a Training & Experience Rated exam.  To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).

Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.


Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33  per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.  The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to  Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS  to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin

Executive Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

1425 Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY 14305


Review of applicants will begin March 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch  on Main Street and a second branch in Lasalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in  economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.


Director, Dunkirk Public Library - Dunkirk, NY
Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Director, Dunkirk Public Library

A member of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System, the Dunkirk Public Library is located in Dunkirk, NY. The library is a school district public library and serves a population of 14,101.

Anticipated Start: May/June 2019

General Information:The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library.  Along with regular customer service responsibilities, other duties include collection development, long range planning, program planning and management; budget management; building management; supervision of staff and volunteers; communication with Board of Trustees and the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System; public relations and community outreach; and grant writing. 

The Dunkirk Public Library is a civil service employer and a member of the New York State Retirement System.


The Library Director is responsible for all library operations and reports to the Board of Trustees. Examples of responsibilities:

  • Develops and presents an annual budget and monitors and approves expenditures.
  • Oversees recruitment, hiring, supervision and development of library personnel.
  • Provide leadership that creates an effective and productive working environment.
  • Develops long-range plans for library service and evaluates the effectiveness of services and programs to the community.
  • Provides oversight for collection development and maintenance.
  • Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision-making.
  • Seeks out and fosters collaborative partnerships.
  • Develops policies for consideration and approval by the Library Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares grant proposals, administers grant funds, and submits all necessary paperwork and reports.
  • Prepares state, local, and other statistical or narrative reports as needed or required.
  • Manages maintenance of library property, repairs, alterations, and new construction.

Essential skills and qualities:

  • Demonstrates ethical leadership and creates an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.
  • Develops and communicates a shared vision for the library.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • A thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries.
  • The ability to build consensus, and to make difficult decisions when necessary.
  • A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, and community engagement.
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.

Qualifications - A master’s degree (MLS, MLIS, MSLS) from an ALA accredited library school.Possess a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate. Four (4) years of professional library experience, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Public library experience is preferred. Possess a valid driver’s license or be eligible for a NYS driver’s license, as position requires some travel to seminars and workshops.

Compensation - Salary is negotiable beginning at $45,000 with benefits.

To Apply: Apply online at on or before the closing date of April 5, 2019. Upload resume & list 3 references in cover letter via Indeed's cover letter section (under Apply Now).

Reference Librarian - Part Time, Canisius College - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

Reference Librarian

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

The part-time Reference Librarian is a member of the ALB Library staff.  Under the direction of the Public Services Supervisor the Reference Librarian is responsible for active participation in the development and provision of a full range of reference, research, instructional resources and user services offered by the library.


  • Provide reference assistance to college students, faculty, staff, alumni and visiting patrons.
  • Create, manage, assess and instruct patrons in the use of resources, tools, and services.
  • Advocate for information literacy across campus and its application to teaching, learning, academic libraries, and higher education.
  • Work with other librarians to provide reference and instruction services within identified courses, develop instructional materials, assess both instructor needs for support and student learning and establish best practices.
  • Work with Public Services Supervisor to foster retention efforts through service to students.
  • Coordinate resource-sharing initiatives including Interlibrary Loan, ConnectNY and AcademicSHARE/InfoPass.
  • Supervise and train staff and student employees, oversee purchase on demand, liaison work with participating libraries, billing, revising and enforcing policies, and informing staff of related policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in the Library Liaison Program.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service; model excellent customer service for support staff and student employees.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for patrons while handling their questions or concerns in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Exhibit a commitment to support the Canisius College and ALB Library mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s in Library Science and at least 1 year of directly-related library work experience.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with various constituencies including: prospective students, current students, their families, general public, faculty, administrators.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well within a team environment and independently.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft products and the ability to learn additional programs.
  • Knowledge of Banner desired.
  • Supervisory experience desired.

Position: This is a part-time position.  The work schedule includes evening/night and weekend hours until 2:00 a.m. some nights. Approximately 20 hours per week.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.                


Library Director, Stevens Memorial Library - Attica, NY
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019

The Board of Trustees of the Stevens Memorial Community Library (Attica, NY) seeks an energetic, innovative, and community-oriented director with proven leadership and supervisory skills. A successful candidate will have the passion and motivation required to strategically lead this library to a bright future.

Essential Duties

  • Administer budget, finances, and personnel of the library.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate library services.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with the Pioneer Library System, its member libraries, and community organizations.
  • Promote community visibility.
  • Develop policies in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.
  • Supervise the direction and training of a 6 member staff.
  • Provide leadership in future planning for the library, programs, and facility. 

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: $45,000-$50,000 commensurate with education and experience Benefits: 40 hours of vacation after the first year, 80 hours after the second year through the fourth year; 24 hours of sick pay; 11 paid holidays; and 5 personal days per year. New York State Local Retirement.

How to Apply

Email application materials (cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references) in PDF format to by March 30, 2019. Submit an Employment and Exam Application to Wyoming County Human Resources by March 30, 2019. The application is available at Additional information about the library and the position are available at

For the full job description, requirements, and compensation visit:

Research Initiatives Librarian, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks a creative and collaborative librarian to help grow the new Research Initiatives portfolio. Reporting to the Director of Research Initiatives, this role provides domain expertise, leadership, and support for research impact, open scholarship, and scholarly communication projects.

In close collaboration with the Director of Research Initiatives, the incumbent will design services, and tools to innovate RCL’s research support programs and lead initiatives to empower faculty and students to mobilize knowledge in new ways. Leveraging robust data analysis and programming skills, the incumbent will also develop projects to capture and demonstrate the impact of the University's research enterprise, and act as a resource for library staff and campus colleagues seeking creative approaches to research support.

Key responsibilities of this role include:supporting programs and services to increase the dissemination and impact of university research, bibliometric analysis and data visualizations, applying technologies to support library research initiatives, and fostering a dynamic and collaborative research environment that encourages scholarly engagement, inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity.


Research Impact 40%

  • With the Director of Research Initiatives, lead projects to measure and accurately represent the University’s research enterprise
  • With support from student employees, create dashboards, models, and data visualizations to monitor, communicate, and assess bibliometric indicators, and related campus research activities
  • Promote and assess research impact and scholarly communication services focused on scholarly profile management, broader impacts, and open research practices
  • Remain current on trends and issues in university rankings and faculty research impact

Innovating Research Support: 30%

  • With the Director of Research Initiatives, collaborate with RCL departments to prototype and develop projects that transform how the library collects, showcases, and shares research materials and university research outputs
  • Supports collaborations with library and campus colleagues to enable faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to experiment with research practices and new methods of scholarly communication

Knowledge Mobilization 20%

  • Contribute towards initiatives that encourage and enable broad dissemination and sharing of faculty research outputs
  • Provide training, support, and expertise on existing and emerging research tools and workflows, with an emphasis on open and reproducible practices
  • Remain current on trends and issues in digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and open scholarship.

Miscellaneous Duties: 10%

  • Maintain currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
  • Participate in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
  • Maintain professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and campus constituencies
  • Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Post-graduate degree in the field of library and/or information science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated ability to discover, and quickly become competent using, new technologies, software, and devices; willingness to explore the use of innovative technologies with a high tolerance for risk, ambiguity, and failure
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and abilities, and comfortable working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to form strong, collaborative connections
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Self-starter who is flexible, creative, and open to new challenges
  • Strong commitment to diversity


  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: data visualization, research impact metrics, computer programming, or scholarly communication

Nomination Committee

Lauren Di Monte, Director of Research Initiatives (Chair) RCL

Adrienne Canino, Outreach Librarian for Science and Engineering, Data Science, Earth and Environmental Science, RCL

Maggie Dull, Head of Metadata Strategies, RCL Denise Dunham, Senior Data Analyst, RCL

Linda Hasman, Assistant Director, Research & Clinical Information Services, Miner Library

Gebri Mishtaku, Undergraduate Student Resources RCL


When applying online, please submit your resume and cover letter as one pdf document. Visit the University of Rochester's HR site and search for Job ID: 213283 Application review will begin February 25th.

The position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions or need more information about the position email:

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected/ Veterans / Disabled


Library Director, Delevan Yorkshire Public Library
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Delevan Yorkshire Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve in a part time position of no more than thirty hours a week as Library Director.  This person will need creative abilities to expand use of our current library services, to develop new ones as needed and to actively promote the Library’s presence and importance in our community.   Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills are necessary.  A good knowledge of modern library policies, procedures and services, and a broad knowledge of the use of technology (in house and more widely in the library world) are also necessary.  Participation in local, regional, state and national professional library groups is expected. 

The Library Director will report to the Board of Directors.  Director’s duties will include expanding and managing the Library’s collection; supervision, hiring and training of staff and volunteers; strategic planning and goal setting; policy writing and its implementation; budget preparation and oversight of expenditures and revenue tracking; facility management; preparing a variety of reports; grant writing and keeping and maintaining records.

A Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of related experience are required.  More education is preferred.

To apply, please submit a letter and resume to  Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS.  Please send paper copies to:

Attention: Search Committee
Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library
POB 185
Delevan, NY 14042

Director of Library Services, Arnot Health - Elmira, NY
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Arnot Health is seeking a knowledgeable, driven individual to join our Library Services and Education team. The Director of Library Services supervises all facets of the library service including planning, facilities, collections, services, and budget.

The duties for this position include:

  • Provides reference service to library users, including online searching in National Library of Medicine databases, internet and other online databases and services as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Graduate Medical Education, through the provision of reference services, literature searching, obtaining of articles, as well as monograph and journal collection development supports the knowledge-based information needs of our medical students and Resident Physicians, Program Directors, Core Faculty and medical staff.
  • Selects, acquires and maintains a collection of current print and electronic resources according to a selection policy appropriate to the needs of the hospital.
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests for the borrowing and lending of all types of library materials and obtains materials on interlibrary loan. Maintains cooperative relationships with regional libraries and networks.
  • Consults with the Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Group President, School of Nursing Library Committee and School of Radiologic Technology regarding library facilities, resources, policies, and services. Serves as Chairman of the School of Nursing Library Committee.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the library. Provides orientation program to new nursing, radiologic technology students, medical students, residents, and fellows. Offers orientation to new faculty and physicians. Produces library orientation pamphlet for new hospital employees.
  • Prepares and is responsible for adhering to the library budget. Keeps expenditure records for books, journals, and electronic resources acquired for the School of Nursing, Medical Staff and for the Medical Center.

Education Requirements: 

Graduation from an accredited library school with a Masters in Library Science. Courses in Medical Librarianship and Medical Bibliography, and certification by the Medical Library Association is desirable.

Experience Requirements: 

One year experience, or an equivalent combination of course work and experience. Knowledge of online systems and microcomputers.

Apply here. (Note: Click on Arnot Ogden Medical Center; Management/Professional; Director of Library Services.)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.