Head of Archives and Special Collections, Upstate Medical University - Syracuse, NY
Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Permalink

The Upstate Health Sciences Library at Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY) seeks a collaborative individual to bring leadership, vision and support to the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) team. 

This job is for you if you enjoy:

  • Cultivating, empowering and celebrating your team
  • Promotion and discovery of the Archives and Special Collections
  • Working and building relationships with faculty, students, donors, colleagues, researchers, and community members.
  • Adapting to an ever-changing environment

On the job you will:

  • Supervise for two full-time tenure track faculty, facilitating their professional growth
  • Identify departmental goals and objectives and provide leadership in fulfilling them
  • Engages with faculty, staff, students, and external researchers of Archives & Special Collections on consultations and outreach activities in support of  scholarship and research that uses the archival, special, and digital collections held by the Library. 
  • Develop and communicate policies and procedures?for the department
  • Maintain Archives policies and procedures in Confluence?
  • Monitor and plan for the systems architecture of the ASC department, in consultation with the Digital Initiatives Archivist
  • Coordinate assessment and evaluation of departmental operations and services in the context of library and university mission, values, and goals.
  • Set priorities for cataloging rare books and print collections?
  • Develop and administer an annual lectureship in the History of the Health Sciences, including speaker selection and facilitation of research using our rare books holdings.?
  • Maintain the department budget
  • Handle space planning and allocation for ASC
  • Facilitate donor relations for ASC
  • Maintain the Upstate Portrait Collection
  • Serve on library, faculty, and university-wide committees.

At the HSL, we:

  • Provide the resources and support you need to succeed on the job
  • Offer a competitive salary and a respectful, inclusive work environment
  • Are committed to your professional development, supporting training opportunities and travel to national and regional meetings
  • Accommodate a healthy work/life balance

Required Qualifications

  • MSLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, or related field. Commensurate degree from a Non-US university welcomed? 
  • A clear vision for archives and special collections departments in an academic setting? 
  • Experience working in an academic archive or special collections department
  • Supervisory experience? 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of collection development for archives, rare books and special collections; of archival principles and preservation techniques; and of contemporary and emerging digital and archival standards.
  • Experience using current archival technologies including a content management system (ArchivesSpace) for user services, collection discovery, and preservation in both physical and on-line environments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging metadata standards and principles to include: DCRM, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, MeSH, and integrated library systems like OCLC  
  • Experience with Alma/Primo and/or OCLC connexion  
  • Understanding of descriptive bibliography and book history  
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Space planning experience
  • Record of engagement with donors and demonstrated commitment to future donor development
  • Record of engagement with professional groups and activities and/or contributions to professional or scholarly literature  
  • Reading ability in Latin, French and/or German  

Salary & Benefits: 
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Summary of benefits
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The HSL’s mission: 
Through its exemplary customer services, the Upstate Health Sciences Library ensures the discoverability and accessibility of the information resources needed to promote a healthy community. Our vision: The Upstate Health Sciences Library will excel at developing and providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet information needs. We will be our communities’ vital partner in discovery.

More about working at Upstate Medical University

The University seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflect the society and community in which it is located and a climate for the success of every employee by appreciating the uniqueness that each one brings to the workplace. The Library encourages all candidates to supply statements demonstrating their commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of their application.

Library Associate -- Access Services - Canisius College
Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 Permalink

Library Associate – Access Services

Andrew L. Bouwhuis, SJ Library

The Library Associate—Access Services will complete a variety of work within the access services department of the library.  The primary duty is interlibrary loan. Other duties include working at the library service desk; assisting library patrons; and supervising work study students.


  • Oversee all aspects of the Interlibrary Loan program
  • Process requests placed by library patrons and those requested by other institutions.
  • Process RapidILL requests.
  • Process requests in Tipasa
  • Assist Library Access Services Coordinator with training, scheduling, and supervision of student employees.
  • Social Media Manager – create and post content via the Library’s social media accounts.
  • Assist Library patrons as needed
  • Order supplies for the department.
  • Staff the Library Service Desk as needed.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service.
  • Model excellent customer service for 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 by Library Access Services Coordinator.


  • An Associate’s Degree or higher is preferred.
  • Prior experience in public or school libraries is preferred.

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 https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/employment-canisius. 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.

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a modified full-time, 12-month hourly position. Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time employee’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees with contribution from College after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave.  Tuition benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

Library Media Specialist, Orchard Park Central School District - Orchard Park, NY
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Permalink

The Orchard Park Central School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all people, regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity or Expression.  We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.


EFFECTIVE DATE:  August 30, 2023


  1. Appropriate valid NYS certification to teach: LIBRARY / MEDIA SPECIALIST
  2. Demonstrated ability to work with peers
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with supervisors
  4. Ability to motivate and instruct students
  5. All candidates are required to submit a FlipGrid video of no more than two (2) minutes in length where you respond to the following prompt: 

    What would you bring to the Orchard Park Central School District as an educator that would benefit our students, families, and employees?

    Please know that your submission will only be viewable by the District.

For a complete job posting and instructions on how to apply, visit: Orchard Park CSD - Probationary LIBRARY / MEDIA SPECIALIST teacher (powerschool.com)

Instruction and Assessment Reference Librarian, Finger Lakes Community College - Canandaigua, NY
Posted: Monday, March 20, 2023 Permalink

Finger Lakes Community College is currently recruiting for an Instruction and Assessment Reference Librarian.

Finger Lakes Community College, located in Canandaigua, NY, is affiliated with The State University of New York (SUNY) and offers competitive salaries, rich benefits and retirement options which include New York State Employees Retirement System, Teachers Retirement System and SUNY Optional Retirement Program. 

General Functions:

The Instruction and Assessment Reference Librarian is responsible for overall development and coordination of Bibliographic Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Services; coordination of library assessment and fostering a culture of assessment in the Charles J. Meder Library; working collaboratively to implement and enhance services which benefit the library users.


Educational Background:  ALA-accredited MLS (Master of Library Science) or MLIS (Master of Library & Information Science) degree required.

Required Experience: At least three years of post MLS/MLIS reference experience including at least one year of library instruction or classroom teaching experience. Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment; Demonstrated competence using electronic resources, including electronic and web-accessible databases; Evidence of respect for and understanding of people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs;  A practical knowledge of library emerging technologies and instructional design; Flexibility in adapting to changing organizational priorities and technological environments; Strong customer focus with a passion for the profession; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, community residents, librarians, and support staff are essential. 

Preferred Experience: Minimum of one year’s assessment experience; Experience in cataloging and technical processing; Experience working in a community college setting; Experience working in a team environment. 

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply by April 7, 2023. For more information and to apply, please see the complete job posting: Instructional and Assessment Librarian at FLCC


Library Director I, Massena Public Library - Massena, NY
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2023 Permalink

The Board of Trustees of the Massena Public Library in Massena, New York, is seeking a dynamic, creative and community focused individual to lead the Massena Public Library as Library Director. Chartered in 1935, the Massena Public Library (www.massenapubliclibrary.org) is a municipal library primarily serving the residents of Massena and surrounding towns. The library, which is a member of the North Country Library System, has become a meeting place, cultural center, and technology hub for the community and surrounding area. The town of Massena, which has approximately 12,000 residents, is located in northern New York state- bordered by the St. Lawrence River and Canada to the north, and close to many sites of natural beauty in the Thousand Islands and Adirondack regions.

The five-member appointed Board of Trustees governs the library and provides broad policy guidance and direction to the Library Director. The Library Director is a full-time (40 hours/week) professional position that supervises 3 full time and 5 part-time positions. The primary responsibilities of the Library Director include administering the day to day operations of the Library and its staff (including planning, developing, and implementing library services); promoting fiscal responsibility and growth through transparent budgeting and grant writing; and evaluating the effectiveness of library services in relation to the evolving needs of the local community and the library’s long-range plan.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in cultivating community relationships, will have an understanding of the unique challenges facing a rural municipal library, and is committed to working closely with the Board to establish and maintain a sustainable budget that meets the community’s needs.

Other key duties include:

Leadership and Strategic Planning
? Develop short-term and long-range goals and strategic plans in keeping with the mission and policies of the library.
? Maintain knowledge of new developments in the library profession through participation in professional organizations, meetings, and continuing education programs.
? Work to promote the professional development and growth of library staff.

Financial Planning
? Develop an annual budget proposal for Board approval.
? Oversee library expenditures and the collection of revenues.
? Identify and pursue grant opportunities.

Programming and Community Outreach
? Develop and implement new services and programs that align with the library’s mission and community needs such as cultural, art, fitness, technology, literacy, or children’s programs.
? Advocate for and promote the library through active community involvement, and an interactive and robust social media presence.
? Serve as the public face of the library, representing the library’s interests before governmental agencies and community groups as needed.

Management and Administrative Oversight
? Direct the day to day operations of Massena Public Library, directly or through appropriate delegation.
? Manage the collection to include overseeing acquisitions and weeding, circulation, reference and reader advisories.
? Schedule and supervise library personnel including hiring, training, and evaluating full time and part time employees.
? Recommend employee actions (such as promotions, transfers, or dismissals) to the Board.
? Establish and maintain a manual of library policies and procedures.
? Supervise the maintenance of library property and recommend repairs, improvements, alterations, and construction.

The successful candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in Librarianship from an institution accredited by the American Library Association, or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices, and three (3) years of professional library experience.
Special requirement: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at the time of application.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range is $62,000-$70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include participation in New York State & Local Retirement System, health insurance, vacation, sick and personal leave.

Civil Service and Residency Requirements:
This is a provisional Civil Service appointment. The civil service exam for Library Director I will be posted at https://stlaw-portal.mycivilservice.com/post/exams by the end of March. The selected candidate will have to fulfill St. Lawrence County’s Civil Service requirements for Library Director I, and must be among the three highest-scoring candidates willing to accept the position, in order to retain the permanent appointment. The selected candidate will also be required to take a mandatory drug and alcohol screening and must reside in the Massena Electric Department service area.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references to:

Massena Town Clerk
Attn.: Joseph Savoca, President
Massena Public Library Board of Trustees
60 Main St.
Massena, NY 13662

Or email documents as pdf attachments to MPLEmployment@ncls.org with the subject line "Library Director".

Review of applications will begin April 1; applications accepted until the position is filled.

For questions about the position, contact the Library Board at mpl_trustees@outlook.com


Director of Library and Archives , The Strong Museum - Rochester, NY
Posted: Thursday, March 9, 2023 Permalink

The Director of Libraries and Archives at The Strong is responsible for managing all aspects of operations of both the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, a research library consisting of over 230,000 scholarly works, and the Grada Hopeman Gelser Library, a mini-branch of the branch of the Rochester Public Library and the Monroe County Library System (MCLS).   This full-time position requires experience in library supervision and administration; excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, organizational, customer service, problem-solving, and planning skills; and a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities and interests. 

Essential Functions- The specifications described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Lead all aspects of library and archives administration and actively advocate for ways in which the libraries and archives can contribute to the museum’s mission.
  • Manage the work of the library and archives staff: monitor and assess performance, coach for improvement, and participate in various personnel procedures such as hiring, training, goal setting, discipline, dismissal, and other related actions.
  • Prepare, monitor, and manage the library and archives budget, including negotiating vendor agreements.
  • Consistent with the museum’s mission and strategic plan, foster and implement plans to grow the collections and integrate appropriate technologies into library services through purchase and donation.
  • Collaborate with the vice president of collections to establish new and maintain existing relationships with donors to support and enhance the mission of the library and archives.
  • Manage and monitor library and archives collections policies, including criteria for purchases, accessions, loans, deaccessions, and donations, in accordance with the museum’s overall collection management strategy.
  • Supervise the daily technical operation of library and archives acquisitions processes, including vendor contact and accounts records management; collections inventory, cataloging, circulation, and deaccession data management; periodical subscriptions; and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Manage the Grada Hopeman Gelser Library, purchase new resources, and act as primary liaison with the Rochester Public Library System.
  • Nurture an organizational culture of collegiality and service within the library and archives. Establish standards for interaction with museum staff, volunteers, guests, and the general public. Set direction and goals for meeting the needs of library patrons. 
  • Oversee all facets of the online public access catalog (OPAC), ensuring consistent functionality and addressing library patrons’ needs.
  • Provide research assistance for onsite and offsite patrons and museum staff.
  • Lead the ongoing assessment of library resources. Compile routine reports and analyze statistics within area of responsibility.
  • Oversee management of the library and archival digital collections, including migration, quality control, and data verification, as well as ingest into the museum’s digital asset management system. Maintain the museum’s Digital Preservation Handbook and oversee its annual update.
  • Provide leadership for institutional efforts to plan and implement actions to digitize the maximum amount of library and archival holdings, with the goal of increasing access to the collections and ultimately becoming a Trusted Digital Repository.
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging technologies and service trends and their applications to libraries and archives through participation in local, state, regional, and/or national associations.
  • With the vice president of collections and director of grants and foundation relations, determine potential grant and fundraising opportunities, assist in writing narratives, and prepare and monitor grant budgets. Serve as project manager for library and archives grants.
  • Supervise the preservation of library and archives collections. Together with the conservator and facilities team, maintain storage of the library and archives collections in accordance with established library and museum preservation procedures and environmental standards.
  • Monitor allocation of storage space as the library and archival collections expand. Develop strategies for creating space for future collections growth, including moving portions of the archival holdings into new storage space in the museum’s expansion.
  • Participate in the development and achievement of annual library and museum-wide goals and objectives.

 Additional Responsibilities:

  • Serve on the museum’s acquisitions and deaccessioning teams, among others, including exhibits planning teams, as needed.
  • Contribute to the museum’s blog.
  • Serve as an editorial assistant for the American Journal of Play, with specific responsibility for editing bibliographic notes and references and checking citations.
  • Participate on museum committees, project teams, or process teams, as assigned.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

The candidate may have any combination of education and experience, but should possess the required skills and knowledge for successful performance. Our general minimum requirements are:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Five years’ experience in a museum, academic, special collections, or research library/archives, with two years in a supervisory capacity
  • Knowledge of collection management systems, library and archival cataloging, and metadata standards.
  • Knowledge of library automation, collection development, reference, and information technology.
  • Ability to create mutually beneficial partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to work in a research library with visits by appointment only.

These qualifications are considered a plus:

  • Professional experience at a museum of similar size.
  • Public speaking skills and willingness to present at conferences.
  • Membership and involvement in related professional organization(s).
  • Familiarity with design thinking, service design, or human-centered design.
  • Ability to project and forecast trends for libraries in museums.
GIS and Geospatial Librarian, University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2023 Permalink

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and self-motivated individual to provide GIS (geographic information systems) and map collection research support to faculty, students, and researchers across the University. The GIS and Geospatial Librarian will be a service-oriented individual who will join the Science & Engineering Library Services (SELS) team.

This is a two-year, renewable faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment with expectations for research, publication, and service. The GIS & Geospatial Librarian will report to the Head of the Science & Engineering Library Services Team and work with librarians and staff across the University Libraries to advance the University Libraries mission.

Position Title              GIS and Geospatial Librarian, Science & Engineering Library Services

Posting Number         F230050

Posting Link               https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/40635

Position Type             UUP Faculty

This position is open until filled.  We anticipate filling this position by August 2023.

We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Library Media Specialist, Jamestown City School District - Jamestown, NY
Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Permalink

This position is for a Middle School Librarian position at Persell Middle School.

All candidates must complete the online application available at the WNYRIC job site.  Questions may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at HR@jpsny.org.For more information and to apply, visit 

Jamestown City School District - Library Media Specialist (powerschool.com)

Job Number: 3300039078

Springshare 24/7 Weekend Librarian - Remote
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2023 Permalink

This is a part-time position for Springshare's 24/7 Virtual Reference Cooperative:

  • Part-time 24/7 Co-Op position
  • 15–20 hrs/week with emphasis on weekend hours coverage
  • Competitive pay and benefit of 6 days (48 hours) paid time off per year

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science
  • Experience providing high-quality virtual reference service to academic and public patrons
  • Experience multitasking in a fast-paced environment (e.g. chat with multiple patrons and colleagues simultaneously)
  • Availability to work during weekends and holidays
  • US residents must be a resident of one of the following states: CA, FL, KY, MA, NY, PA, TX, or WA

Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have:

  • Experience using LibChat in a global virtual reference cooperative and handling multiple chats simultaneously
  • Flexibility with available work hours

Fill out the application here.



Coordinator of User Education, Niagara University - Lewiston, NY
Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2023 Permalink


Under general supervision, the Coordinator of User Education is primarily responsible for designing and implementing user education services, developing partnerships to implement Information literacy into academic programs


  • Provides exemplary customer service both in person at the primary building service point and online.
  • Provides reference assistance requiring significant knowledge of Library services, holdings, websites, and online databases.
  • Develops curricula and teaches online and in person
  • Participates in print and electronic collection development.
  • Creates collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of teaching and learning.
  • Designs and implements online and classroom curricula.
  • Develops and uses emerging and/or innovative instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance education.
  • Collaborates with the Faculty Development Coordinator to support student educational technology needs
  • In collaboration with faculty, promotes the use of software and technology tools by students.
  • Manages the user education program, including, planning, scheduling, marketing, training librarians, and evaluating program quality.
  • Coordinates the teaching assignments of librarians.
  • Ensures educational value through assessment.
  • Through participation on the Library management team, coordinates user education with other library services.
  • Actively pursues partnerships with campus programs and departments and seeks opportunities to integrate library resources and information literacy into academic programs.
  • Collaborates and shares responsibility with other Library staff on developing and scheduling programming and outreach.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director.


  • Ability to be flexible with schedule, including the ability to work nights and weekend hours.
  • Knowledge of print and electronic collection development.
  • Experience in an automated library environment with strong database searching skills.
  • Knowledge of high quality reference practices. Ability to provide reference assistance to the patrons of the Library.
  • Ability to collaborate with faculty, design and assess curricula, teach, and engage students.
  • Knowledge of user education and emerging and/or innovative instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance education.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and implement new information services and technologies.
  • Strong working knowledge of microcomputers, office applications software and technologies used in classroom teaching.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer keyboard, calculator, copy machine and fax.
  • Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Commitment to University service and professional development.
  • Ability to travel on short notice and in a timely manner to various NU locations, including Canada.


  • Master's Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Teaching experience required.
  • Experience in an academic library is preferred.
  • A valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

Accepting applications until Jan 20. View full posting and application portal here


Executive Director, Niagara History Center - Lockport, NY
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Permalink

The Niagara History Center, Niagara County’s premier organization for promoting the cultural heritage of the Erie Canal and the rich history of Niagara County, is seeking a qualified professional to serve as its Executive Director. The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Museum Studies, History, non-profit or for-profit management. The person filling this position is also expected to have three years of non-profit managerial experience, complete knowledge of Microsoft Office, experience using Quick Books, proven experience with fund raising, and writing successful grant applications. Compensation includes annual salary in the range of $40,000, employer-paid health insurance of up to $7,500 per year, and two weeks paid vacation. A full description of the job requirements and responsibilities of the Executive Director is available below.

Interested individuals are to submit a letter of application and resume with references to:

Search Committee, Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY 14094.

Applicants for this position should meet the following minimum requirements:


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (preferred) in museum studies, history, non-profit management, business management


  • Three years of managerial experience with a non-profit organization
  • Complete knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint)
  • Able to use Quick Books for software entry and reports
  • Proven experience with fundraising


  • Salary Range: TBD
  • Full medical coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Expenses paid for attendance at required museum conferences

Work Environment:

  • Office - Shared work space
  • Work hours require flexibility based on events and staffing needs.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Position Include, but are not limited to the following:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Establish long-term planning for the maintenance/preservation of all NHC buildings and facilities.

Board Relations:

  • Participate in Board meetings; create agendas, prepare staff reports, and attend Board and Board committee meetings.

Financial Management and Fundraising:

  • In partnership with staff, prepare grant applications and manage grant projects

Human Resources & Administration:

  • Set staff performance standards; create annual goals; conduct annual staff evaluations; maintain personnel records.

Community Relations:

  • Represent the NHC and advocate its mission to external stakeholders and audiences

Exhibitions and Education:

  • Create and maintain standards of excellence for all museum collections, exhibitions, and education efforts

Membership & Communications:

  • Design and oversee an ongoing membership recruitment and retention program

Research and Analysis:

  • Develop a program to share results of research and analysis by staff and volunteers

You can email your information to jobs@niagarahistory.org



Part-time Library Clerk, Orleans Correctional Facility - Albion, NY
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Permalink

Personnel Office:

Orleans Correctional Facility




Library Clerk 50%

Please Check:     Yes      or     No



Location Pay:



22.08 per/hr     

Shift Differential:


Number of Vacancies:


Geographic Pay:


Negotiating Unit:


Hazard Duty:


Employment Type:

Part time

Inconvenience Pay:


Appointment Type:


Budget Waiver Received:


Hours of Work:








Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications:

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position. Graduated from high school or have earned a high school equivalency diploma; and one year of full-time clerical experience in a library setting

Duties, Roles and Responsibilities:

Library Clerks perform and/or supervise specialized library clerical activities in support of a library program, such as organizing and maintaining the library collection, helping customers locate information, maintaining and creating online databases, and directing the acquisition, shelving, and rebinding of books.  Incumbents are responsible for one or more organizational units within the library, such as Public Reader Services, which may include Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Special Collections and Periodicals, Acquisitions, or Technical Services.

Submit Resume to:

Contact Name:

Katie Jurs, OA3-HR


Mailing Address:


3531 Gaines Basin Road

Albion, NY 14411

Fax or e-mail:


Resume should be received no later than:




Senior Librarian, Orleans Correctional Facility - Albion, NY
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Permalink

Personnel Office:

Orleans Correctional Facility




Senior Librarian (pending approval)

Please Check:     Yes      or     No



Location Pay:




Shift Differential:


Number of Vacancies:


Geographic Pay:


Negotiating Unit:


Hazard Duty:


Employment Type:

Full time

Inconvenience Pay:


Appointment Type:


Budget Waiver Received:


Hours of Work:








Job Description:

Minimum Qualifications:

qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement. You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position. Candidates must have a master's degree in library science.

Duties, Roles and Responsibilities:

Library Clerks perform and/or supervise specialized library clerical activities in support of a library program, such as organizing and maintaining the library collection, helping customers locate information, maintaining and creating online databases, and directing the acquisition, shelving, and rebinding of books.  Incumbents are responsible for one or more organizational units within the library, such as Public Reader Services, which may include Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Special Collections and Periodicals, Acquisitions, or Technical Services.

Submit Resume to:

Contact Name:

Katie Jurs, OA3-HR


Mailing Address:


3531 Gaines Basin Road

Albion, NY 14411

Fax or e-mail:


Resume should be received no later than:




Director of Public History, Historic Hudson Valley Museum of History and Industry - Tarrytown, NY
Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Permalink


Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) seeks an experienced museum professional to play a central role in the future of interpretation at its five historic sites and through its award-winning original digital media (videos, websites, online graphic novels). The Director of Public History will serve as a subject specialist across the sites, and their research, grounded in primary documents, will result in new interpretive plans, training resources, innovative programs, and a substantive digital presence for HHV’s sites and assets. Working closely with the Vice President of Programs and Engagement, the Director of Public History will help shape a strategy for content development and implementation that will take HHV into the next decade.


  • The Director of Public History will be an essential player in fashioning new, more compelling, and appealing ways to present historic sites to the public, create educational programs, and produce digital products to expand the reach of the museum significantly.
  • The Director of Public History will inherit an impressive portfolio of federally-funded digital resources and in-person initiatives, as well as a national reputation for scholarship and excellence that far exceeds HHV’s physical size.
  • The Director of Public History will have general oversight for HHV’s collection of rare books, manuscripts, maps, decorative and fine arts objects, textiles and furniture. This collection is the greatest source of interpretive content available to the Director of Public History, and its holdings include important primary documents relating to families connected with the historic sites, their engagement with historical events such as slavery, and their daily activities.
  • The Director of Public History will be able to build their own team with positions in digital content creation, public programs, and digital archives.


  • HHV has had to work against a national decline in interest and visitation to historic house museums across the country. It has the advantage of many assets in the variety of structures, landscapes, and stories it can offer. Visitation has rebounded well following pandemic-related restrictions.
  • HHV is aware of the rise of anti-CRT rhetoric and legislation that seeks to prevent the teaching of American slavery in parts of the United States. They actively work to support teachers who are addressing this important history with accurate, document-based classroom resources and pedagogical tools.
  • Some aspects of living history methodology subject to reconsideration may have proponents among long-time museum educators, who will not embrace change as readily as others.

Candidate Profile

The Director of Public History must have a sound base in historical research and scholarship, and experience interpreting difficult or painful content, such as the history of slavery, through a variety of media. They will have grappled with the challenges of meeting the needs of diverse audience sectors at historic sites and be deeply engaged with storytelling and technological innovations in the field. They will not be wedded to standard approaches to historic site interpretation, but will relish the chance to innovate and experiment. A people person, the Director of Public History will be an effective ambassador outside the organization and able to work effectively with the Director of Education, K-12 Programs Coordinator, Education Managers, and the well-educated, accomplished retirees who serve as part-time museum educators.


  • Create vibrant, compelling, and factually accurate interpretive material for use in tours, public programs, and digital resources, with an emphasis on primary document research and inclusive narratives
  • Assess and revise interpretive plans and tour scripts across sites
  • Design remarkable digital storytelling tools and innovative platforms, and pilot new engagement methods with a special focus on programmatic themes
  • Oversee the Digital Content Coordinator, and the development of a meaningful and engaging social media presence for the Education department, and HHV’s sites and collections writ large
  • Oversee the Public Programs Manager and the implementation of HHV’s content-based events schedule, which includes festivals, lecture series, performances, and family programs
  • Oversee the Research Librarian and the special programs (such as digitization efforts, research fellowships, and transcription teams) that the Librarian supervises
  • Direct the ongoing work of the Curatorial Coordinator to ensure that site care is maintained and interpretation remains accurate
  • Develop and oversee ongoing staff training for onsite and virtual tours and programs at HHV’s sites
  • Develop a robust advisory council of subject specialists to guide HHV’s interpretive work
  • Reinvigorate HHV’s African American Advisory Board and its Women’s History Institute Founding Committee
  • Generate content-based audience development and evaluation tools
  • Contribute as needed to the preparation of federal grants, annual reports, and other organizational materials
  • Serve in an ambassadorial capacity for HHV’s programming and digital resources, continuing HHV’s tradition of speaking at national conferences and other venues

Key Qualifications and Skill sets:

  • Knowledge of, and active interest in, HHV’s interpretive themes, especially Northern slavery, women’s history, American history, and the history of the Rockefeller family
  • Broad awareness of innovative modes of interpreting historic sites and outdoor history museums to the public
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and manage museum staff
  • Maturity and polish to serve as a representative of the organization to funders and peer institutions
  • Excellent communication and storytelling skills; ability to make HHV’s work come alive through superior written materials, stories, and talking points
  • Flexibility to work at a strategic level as well as to manage the day-to-day tasks associated with the implementation of a robust content and collections strategy across a constellation of sites
  • Computer and media skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office, WordPress, Vimeo, and iMovie suites, and willingness to learn TMS/eMuseum and other collections management systems

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in museum studies, American history, or related field of study
  • 5+ years of managerial experience and 5+ years of programmatic experience at a museum, historic site, or educational nonprofit
  • Significant experience building and maintaining programmatic infrastructure and leading and mentoring staff
  • Familiarity with collections-based initiatives and research
  • Experience contributing to successful grants

About Historic Hudson Valley

John D. Rockefeller Jr. founded Historic Hudson Valley in 1951, employing many of the principles he had applied while establishing Colonial Williamsburg. The mission of the organization is to celebrate the history, architecture, landscape, and culture of the Hudson River Valley, advancing its importance and thereby ensuring its preservation. With an annual operating budget of roughly $12,000,000, HHV typically welcomes more than 300,000 visitors a year at five National Historic Landmark sites along the Hudson River in New York State: Philipsburg Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Van Cortlandt Manor, Union Church of Pocantico Hills, and Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate. Historic Hudson Valley is well-known for its Halloween programming, particularly The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, a hugely popular public festival on the grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor. The event generates vital revenue for HHV's preservation and education work and serves as a major driver of tourism in Sleepy Hollow Country. The organization is financially stable.

HHV offers a range of public programs and digital resources designed to appeal to a variety of interests and learning styles. Visitors come for regularly scheduled tours led by trained, part-time museum educators, student field trips, special programs, and to participate in popular seasonal events. HHV digital content receives support from the NEH, IMLS , NYSCA and Arts

Westchester and includes a compelling array of multimedia resources on the history of Northern slavery at our colonial sites as well as projects connected to Sunnyside and Kykuit, such as a popular shadow puppet adaptation of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” All of HHV’s public programing pays tribute to the rich history, culture, and folklore of the region, helping to build an audience for HHV’s important content, attract visitors, and generate economic activity through heritage tourism.

HHV’s Regional History Center includes a distinguished research library containing more than 12,00 titles, 3500 manuscript items, and 200 maps. This hidden treasure is regularly consulted by academics, genealogists, and local historians, as well as by HHV staff.

In 1998, HHV became one of the nation’s first historic sites to interpret northern enslavement, with support of the NEH and in collaboration with HHV’s African American Advisory Board, a council of Westchester County educators and civic leaders that still serves as the linchpin of its work on Northern slavery. In 2019, HHV launched a groundbreaking digital resource on the history of northern slavery, entitled People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Colonial North. This comprehensive website devoted to the histories of enslaved individuals from Pennsylvania to Maine received numerous plaudits and awards, including a Webby for best educational website from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. More important was the fact that People Not Property drew national attention to the HHV Education Department’s willingness to grapple with “hard history.” HHV developed a high school curriculum around the website, and has received funding from the IMLS and the NEH to develop, test, and deliver further resources on northern slavery for teachers, students, and the general public.

In 2017, HHV founded the Women’s History Institute (WHI), designed to highlight the experiences and accomplishments of women, both free and enslaved, across their historic sites and throughout the Hudson Valley. This program has generated a robust summer research fellowship, now in its 6th year, annual family programs and evening lectures, and an international, virtual transcription corps of over 100 volunteers. Most recently, HHV received funding from the NEH to create Invisible Women, a virtual field trip exploring the lives of the women at their colonial sites. Another WHI project, She-Merchant, a brief documentary of the life of Margaret Hardenbroeck Philipse, was supported by DutchCulture USA and is scheduled to be released in early 2023.


The annual salary will be between $100,000 and $120,000.

About the Lower Hudson Valley

HHV is located in Tarrytown, a village within the larger town of Greenburgh in Westchester County on the lower Hudson River. The village has a somewhat racially and socioeconomically diverse population of 11,400 people. Twenty-five miles from midtown Manhattan, Tarrytown’s character is typical of the Westchester “River Towns,” as the communities along the Hudson River north of Yonkers are often known. These walkable towns are generally regarded as attracting more urbane, creative professionals

and artists than do towns inland or on the Sound Shore, and the communities showcases a mix of urban, suburban, and village traits, including ample municipal parks, cherished public libraries, and popular restaurants. Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess Counties offer equally charming and family-friendly ex-urbs with lower real estate prices, if the commute is a little longer. Metro-North trains on the Harlem, Hudson, and Pascack Valley lines provide ready access to New York City from all these counties. Highways link the community to upstate and western New York as well as Connecticut to the east. Local schools are highly regarded.


Nominations and inquiries welcome. To apply: email cover letter and résumé and names of 3 references with contact information by January 9, 2023, to: Scott Stevens, Senior Search Consultant at: searchandref@museum-search.com. References will not be contacted without prior permission of the applicant, and all applications and nominations are kept confidential. For full details, visit www.museum-search.com/open-searches/.


Director of Libraries, SUNY Morrisville - Morrisville, NY
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2022 Permalink

SUNY Morrisville invites applicants for the position of Director of Libraries to assume the role overseeing the Morrisville and Norwich campus libraries. This position is an MP managerial/confidential position, with a minimum salary of $80,000+ per year, commensurate with experience. 

Position duties include, but are not limited to responsibility for Strategic Leadership, Personnel Management, Fiscal and Budgetary Planning, Facilities Oversight, Leadership in Librarianship, and Assessment and Planning. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but candidates should submit their application as soon as possible to assure optimal consideration. For a full position description, and to apply, visit the job listing on SUNY Morrisville’s web page: https //morrisville.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=156147  


Outreach and Marketing Coordinator, Library Freedom Project - Remote
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2022 Permalink

Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

Full time

Compensation at $84,000/year

Healthcare and other benefits

Three-year contract with potential to extend 

100% remote with frequent travel within the US

Opportunities for advancement

US based 


Library Freedom Project (LFP, a US-based non-profit) seeks a full-time and remote Outreach and Marketing Coordinator. Library Freedom Project is an organization that is radically rethinking the library professional organization by creating a network of values-driven librarian-activists taking action together to build information democracy. We help library workers understand and apply library ethics of privacy, intellectual freedom, access, social responsibility, and the public good. 

Our Outreach and Marketing Coordinator will identify and develop potential relationships and strategic contacts. They will develop and implement marketing strategies and communications, run LFP social media accounts, and co-facilitate LFP regional hubs with the LFP Director, which includes giving talks and trainings, and assisting with resource development. This role will work together with the LFP Director and Development Coordinator on strategic planning for the organization. The ideal candidate for this role is familiar with LFP, our issues, constituency, and work, and also is excited to work with a fledgling organization (this role would be employee #2 or #3). 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Directs and oversees outreach activities to develop relationships in libraries, library organizations, civil society, grassroots community organizations, civil rights and equity groups, privacy advocacy groups, academia, and so on.

  2. Develops and implements marketing strategies and communications including the creation and maintenance of LFP social media accounts and the LFP newsletter.

  3. Co-facilitates LFP regional hubs with the LFP Director and creates an outreach and marketing plan for the regional hubs.

  4. Gives talks and trainings to our community on topics of privacy, intellectual freedom, information democracy, and other LFP work (the right candidate will be trained on all these topics). 

  5. Assisting with developing LFP teaching and training resources.

  6. Ensures branding, image and consistency of messaging in all organization materials. 

  7. Participates in new project development with LFP membership.

  8. Works together with the LFP Director and Development Coordinator on strategic planning for the organization. 

  9. Represents LFP at various conferences and community meetings and promotes LFP programs and resources.

  10. Occasionally other duties assisting with LFP operations. 

Job requirements

  1. Some experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities above.

  2. (Preferred) Experience working in a library.

  3. (Preferred) Experience with community organizing. 

  4. Ability to travel overnight, potentially up to several times per month. 

  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  7. Skill in the use and management of social media accounts.

  8. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.

  9. Helping director with admin stuff/other tiny non-profit needs

Working conditions and physical effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

To apply

Cover letter and resume/CV (and questions about these jobs) can be sent to LFP Director Alison Macrina at alison@libraryfreedom.org. Interviews will take place in early 2023. Positions will remain open until filled, but we do expect a high volume of applicants.


Development Coordinator, Library Freedom Project - Remote
Posted: Friday, December 16, 2022 Permalink

Development coordinator 

Full time

Compensation at $84,000/year 

Healthcare and other benefits

Three year contract with potential to extend 

100% remote with occasional travel within the US

Opportunities for advancement

US or North America based 


Library Freedom Project (LFP, a US-based non-profit) seeks a full-time and remote Development Coordinator. Library Freedom Project is an organization that is radically rethinking the library professional organization by creating a network of values-driven librarian-activists taking action together to build information democracy. We help library workers understand and apply library ethics of privacy, intellectual freedom, access, social responsibility, and the public good. 

The Development Coordinator is responsible for leading all development activities within LFP in order to raise funding for organization operations and programs. The position develops, implements and monitors a comprehensive fundraising plan to expand philanthropic support of the organization – including identifying and strengthening relationships with community stakeholders, seeking, applying for, and managing grant funding, fostering strong donor and sponsor stewardship, and planning and producing LFP fundraising events. It will be particularly important for the person in this position to seek creative and ongoing public funding support. The ideal candidate for this role is familiar with LFP, our issues, constituency, and work, and also is excited to work with a fledgling organization (this role would be employee #2 or #3). 

Duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Design and implement a comprehensive Development Funding Plan annually which maintains the fiscal health of the organization and provides future financial resources for growth and expansion. Including but not limited to grant writing and management, major giving, annual appeal development and management, and fundraising events.

  2. Help LFP meet the “public support test” by ensuring ongoing funding from public sources. 

  3. Act as primary point of contact for funding, donations and fundraising event inquiries.

  4. Collect, organize, and maintain a complete and accurate database record of donors and funding received. 

  5. Work with LFP Director to create annual funding targets; use tracking tools to monitor goals monthly.

  6. Work with LFP Director and LFP Outreach and Marketing Coordinator to plan fundraising events, including developing and managing timeline, budget, and evaluation.

  7. Work with LFP Outreach and Marketing Coordinator to develop strong relationships with LFP’s network of supporters (including libraries, library professional organizations, civil rights groups, and individuals) to establish donor support.

  8. Work with LFP Outreach and Marketing Coordinator to ensure branding, image and consistency of messaging in all organization materials. 

  9. Design and produce annual giving campaign, as well as auxiliary marketing, promotional and outreach materials.

  10. Occasionally other duties assisting with LFP operations. 

Job requirements

  1. Experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities above.

  2. (Preferred) Experience working in a library or with library workers.

  3. (Preferred) Experience with community organizing. 

  4. Knowledge and use of common fundraising tools and platforms. 

  5. Experience writing and managing grants.

  6. (Preferred) Experience with crowdfunding for public support. 

  7. Ability to travel overnight. 

  8. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  9. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

To apply

Cover letter and resume/CV (and questions about these jobs) can be sent to LFP Director Alison Macrina at alison@libraryfreedom.org. Interviews will take place in early 2023. Positions will remain open until filled, but we do expect a high volume of applicants.


Library Director, Mount Morris Library - Mount Morris, NY
Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Permalink

Position Available:  Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Mt. Morris Library seeks a community-oriented director motivated to lead the library into the future.

Mt. Morris Community

The Village of Mt. Morris is located at the northeastern entrance to Letchworth State Park and runs along the Genesee Valley.  The community has numerous organizations that provide opportunities for community involvement.  Mt. Morris is experiencing a period of socioeconomic growth, which includes a proposed library expansion project.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops, plans, implements, and evaluates library services and programs
  • Administers board-approved policies concerning internal and external library operations
  • Supervises and manages library staff and volunteers
  • Assists in the development and execution of the Annual Budget
  • Maintains and purchases materials and equipment; conducts appropriate collection development practices
  • Attends and delivers reports at Board of Trustee meetings
  • Supervises maintenance of library facility, equipment, and furnishings
  • Partners with community groups and town officials to implement library services
  • Presents library information to funding agencies; seeks grants as appropriate; and performs other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree with related experience preferred; Two years of academic study or associate degree is minimum. Experience in management of a public library preferred, but not required.


Starting Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000 commensurate with education and experience.

Our ideal Library Director candidate should have:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree with related experience preferred; two years of academic study or Associate’s Degree is minimum
  2. General knowledge of library administrative practice including personnel and financial management
  3. General knowledge of modern library organization, procedures, policies, aims and services
  4. General knowledge of laws and regulations for New York State Libraries
  5. Thorough knowledge of the application of computer technology and social media to library services
  6. Ability to effectively communicate ideas and information through multiple media
  7. Professional demeanor that promotes confidence from staff, Board, and community stakeholders
  8. Knowledge of public library ethics, philosophies, and principles to guide recommendations and decision-making in a wide range of circumstances
  9. Strong customer service skills and ability to promote positive customer experiences in a diverse community
  10. Ability to work effectively with community organizations
  11. Demonstrated respect for the diversity of staff and patrons
  12. Ability to handle confidential matters in a discreet manner
  13. Willingness to work evenings and weekend hours and travel to meetings when necessary
  14. Demonstrated digital/technical proficiency consistent with current business and public library requirements
  15. Demonstrated ability to use information technology/knowledge to benefit the Library and its patrons
  16. Valid driver’s license


Instructions to Applicants

Email application materials (cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references) in PDF format by December 30, 2022 to librarydirectorsearch@owwl.org


Library Services Paralegal, The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 Permalink

The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, seeks a person with significant experience with libraries and/or other cultural organizations to join their growing team as a "Library Services Paralegal" with a focus on employment and library operational issues.  Duties will include client intake, file preparation, assisting with client outreach, research, document preparation, editing, and assistance with presentations.  Required abilities: excellent communication, attention to detail, proven research and writing skills.  Empathy, ability to prioritize, and maintaining confidentiality are also essential.  No prior law office experience required.  Part-time (20 hours) or full time (37.5 hours), but Monday-Friday at least 4 hours a day at our office on the west side of Buffalo, NY.  Some remote work after acclimation period is possible.  Seeking to hire by 1/20/2022.  Interested candidates can send a letter of interest, resume, and 2 references to brian@losapllc.com, or call (716) 464-3386 and speak with Managing Paralegal Brian Calisto for more information.  



College Librarian, Erie Community College - City Campus - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2022 Permalink

Department: Library Resource Center

Salary/Hourly: $43,297.00 Annual

Union/Position Status: FFECC Teaching FT

Posting Closing Date: December 8, 2022

Please note that the posting will close at midnight (12:00 AM) on the posting closing date.
This means any applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM the evening before.



Performs professional library duties in the community college library; does related work as required.

Under the direct supervision of a higher-level librarian, performs librarian duties of a general nature necessary for the on-going operation and improvement of college library services; or is assigned to concentrate duties in a specific function.  Supervision may be exercised over a small clerical staff and student assistants. Does related work as required.


  • Assists in development, organization, description and assessment of print and electronic collections;
  • Provides reference service;       
  • Participates in the operations of the library management system;
  • Provides library research/instruction;
  • Participates in faculty governance;
  • Prepares budgets, annual reports and other documents as needed;
  • Creates informational and promotional materials related to library services;
  • Provides research support to faculty and staff;
  • Improves patron access and inventory procedures;
  • Supervises, plans programs and assists in assigned areas of the college library;
  • Creates research subject guides.


Candidates must be able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment. Demonstrated knowledge of a wide range of print and electronic information resources; broad knowledge of library methods and procedures; ability to carry out assignments independently; ability to comprehend users' needs quickly and accurately; ability to teach individuals and groups; ability to get along well with others; tact; courtesy; good judgment; initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collections; willingness to meet people easily and participate in the cultural and intellectual activities of the College; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Graduation from a regionally accredited four (4) year college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science, from an ALA-accredited institution.  Two (2) years of professional library experience and Academic experience is preferred.


Graduation from a regionally accredited four (4) year college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.


Official transcripts will be required for successful candidates within 30 days of hire.


Contact Human Resources at (716) 851-1840 with any questions.

Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise.  At SUNY Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


Notice of Non-Discrimination

SUNY Erie Community College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or in the administration of any of its policies and programs on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristics protected by law.  This applies to all students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors).  Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting the Civil Rights Compliance Officer listed below.  Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies:

Civil Rights Compliance Officer

Cynthia Buckley, VP of HR, Equity & Inclusion

Human Resource Department

South Campus

4041 Southwestern Blvd.

Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 851-1844


For further information on notice of non-discrimination, please contact:

New York Office

United States Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor,  

New York, N.Y., 10005-25010;

Tel (646) 428-3800; Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.


(P/T) Library Trainee, Niagara Falls Public Library - Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2022 Permalink

Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking a qualified candidate, currently enrolled in library school, to work 17 hours per week.  Job duties include reference,  cataloging, and main desk circulation.  Duties to be scheduled at both our Main and Lasalle branches. NYS Civil service job.

Salary: $19.65 (FY2023) and eligibility to participate in NYS Retirement System

Please  apply via  email  at  spotwin@nioga.org   

or  USPS, to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin

Executive Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

1425 Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY  14305


Applications are to be considered beginning December 5th, 2022


(P/T) Library Clerk, Niagara Falls Public Library - Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: Monday, November 14, 2022 Permalink

Library Clerk (part-time) Niagara Falls Public Library
The part-time Library Clerk will be responsible for sorting, shelving, and locating library materials; maintaining organization and the general appearance of the Library; providing simple directional information to patrons. Primary responsibilities would include checking items in and out at the circulation desk, reshelving returned library materials, working with the public: assisting patrons, both in-person at the Library and over the phone, collecting payments, shelf reading, wiping shelves, renewing library items, pulling requested items and preparing items for delivery to our 22-member library system. 

Qualifications, Desired Knowledge, Skills:
Strong customer service.
Ability to work well with others and independently.
Comfort with using technology.
Ability to represent the Library in a professional manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be able to stand for long periods, lift, crouch, stoop and push a trolley (no more than 20 pounds)
General interest in libraries and reading.
Must have a reliable mode of transportation to and from the worksite.

Requirements: Applicants are required to provide a high school diploma or GED upon hiring. Some college is preferred. Previous library experience is a plus.

Location:   shifts can vary between 1425 Main Street and 8728 Buffalo Ave, depending on the coverage needed.
Hours: 17 hours per week, spread over 4 days
Wage: $14.38/hour (FY2023). No benefits. NYS retirement option available

Application: found on  niagarafallspubliclib.org or  https://www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/uploads/2/4/5/2/24523351/employment_application_fillable.pdf

Please  apply via  email  at  spotwin@nioga.org

or  USPS, to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin
Executive Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

1425 Main Street 

Niagara Falls, NY  14305

Applications are to be considered beginning December 5th, 2022



Circulation Supervisor, St. John Fisher University - Rochester, NY
Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 Permalink

Lavery Library at St. John Fisher University is looking for an enthusiastic, service-oriented individual to join our Access Services department as a nighttime circulation supervisor. This is a great opportunity to gain library experience; MLS Students early on in their programs may apply.

This circulation supervisor will be responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations of the department by staffing the Library Checkout Desk primarily during the nighttime, closing the library (schedule varies, but generally until midnight, and 2am during finals), and training and monitoring student workers. The circulation supervisor will also assist with maintaining the physical collection, interlibrary loan, and other projects throughout the library.

Lavery Library staff are committed to a welcoming and inclusive learning and working environment. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups and those with experience with diverse populations to apply.

This is a full-time library support staff position, working 35 hours per week (e.g. 4pm-midnight and one 12-8pm shift weekly during the school year; earlier hours during summer). In addition to a supportive and student-centered atmosphere, this position offers a variety of robust benefits.

For full posting and to apply, visit: https://jobs.sjfc.edu/postings/2779 or visit https://jobs.sjfc.edu and search under “Staff”.


(P/T) Library Director I, Newfane Public Library - Newfane, NY
Posted: Friday, October 21, 2022 Permalink


Newfane Public Library seeks a part time Library Director. An incumbent in this position will work with the current Library Manager and strong tenured staff of the library. This position will be responsible for all reporting and must have experience and knowledge to help secure specific guidelines transitioning the library from a provisional to a permanent NY State Public Library Charter. The position works under the general supervision of the Library Board of Trustees. Part time flexible hours are available and could include other related work as required.

1. Prepares state, local, and other statistical or narrative reports as needed or required.
2. Develop a course of action with benchmarks to transition from a Provisional Public Library Charter to a Permanent Public Library Charter.
3. Works with staff and Programs Committee to implement library programs for patrons of all ages.
4. Assists with the library budget and may do grant administration.
5. Assists with long range plans for library service development, evaluating the effectiveness of the library’s services and programs in relation to the changing needs of the community.
6. Works with the Library Manager and staff to recommend new services, policies, and personnel actions to the Board of Trustees for approval.
7. Consults with Library System staff in developing, providing, and promoting library services.
8. Performs on-line database paperwork requirements.
9. Represents the library before governmental agencies and community groups in seeking financial resources for the library.
10. Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.
A Master’s degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices and two (2) years of satisfactory professional library experience

1. Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at the time of application;
2. Possession of certificate at time of appointment.

Please submit resume to kellyellenart@aol.com