Assistant Director for Patron Services

Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville                     

DeWitt,  NY

Status:  Full-time- 35 hours per week; some weekends and evenings 

Salary:  Based on relevant experience and skills: generous vacation, holiday, and sick-leave package.

Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to before Friday, August 11, 2017

Deadline for submissions: until filled

The Community Library of Jamesville & DeWitt is seeking an experienced and forward-thinking assistant director to implement our vision to enrich lives in our community in our beautiful, brand new state-of-the- art facility.

This is a professional administrative and supervisory position that manages, plans, and coordinates the provision of patron services in the library under the direction of the Executive Director.

See full details and qualification requirements at:

Posted 7/25/2017

Director - Public Library

Posted on behalf of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Board of Trustees:

Dobbs Ferry, NY, a village of 11,000 located just 30 minutes north of NYC, seeks a Director for the Public Library. Further information about Dobbs Ferry may be found on the village website:                                                             

The minimum qualifications for the Library Director I position include:

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the NYS   Education Department as following acceptable educational practices
  • A New York State Public Libraries Professional Certificate
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional library experience

The Dobbs Ferry Public Library recently expanded its Board of Directors and is in the planning stages of a website and branding update as well as considering improvements to our much loved Children’s Room. We are well-positioned to create a highly collaborative, community centered library that reflects the organizational values embodied in our mission statement.

The Library Board is seeking a Director who:

  • can think strategically, who can look at the “big picture”, using data and experience to enable short-term and long-term action and decision      making, using defined goals and outcomes to drive performance
  • is entrepreneurial, approaching opportunities and challenges with energy and creativity, inspiring innovation in self and others
  • can build a successful team of staff and volunteers, utilizing each individual’s strengths to collectively serve the community’s needs 
  • is a proactive communicator, is clear and concise, and can engage individuals and organizations by developing partnerships that strengthen our community

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

Posted 7/25/2017

Law Library Evening Supervisor

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a highly motivated, detail-oriented professional with excellent customer service skills to join a team of library professionals from the Charles B. Sears Law Library who are committed to providing library users with the resources they need for research, learning and teaching.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the evening operation of the library, providing front-line customer service to library users;
  • Hire, train, schedule and manage a crew of student assistants;
  • Support Delivery+, the libraries' document delivery service, during evening hours;
  • Manage the course reserves operation located in the Law Library;
  • Oversee the shelving of new and returned books and the orderly arrangement of library collections;
  • Work to maintain an inviting environment that is safe and secure for all library occupants;
  • Be responsible for closing the library and work to resolve security and safety issues during evening hours when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree;
  • Experience using Microsoft applications, or similar productivity software, in a professional work setting;
  • Ability to work individually and in team settings;
  • Ability to learn about and integrate new technologies;
  • Proven ability to work independently and manage priorities without day-to-day supervsion;
  • Demonstrated ability to stay focused and organized; must be able to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish daily tasks and large projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems;
  • A strong commitment to customer srevice;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One to three years of experience working in a library environment;
  • One to three years of customer service experience;
  • Previous experience with integrated library management systems;
  • At least two years of experience supervising and coordinating the work of student assistants;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software to facilitate the collection, analysis and reporting of data.

Salary Range: $39,500 - $42,000

Interested candidates should upload a resume and separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references at the end of the letter. Hours will vary based on academic calendars and oeprational needs.

To view a complete position description and apply, please visit and search for posting P1700152.

Applications will be accepted through 09/03/2017.

The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Library Director II


Woodward Memorial Library, LeRoy, New York

As a result of retirement of the current Director, the Woodward Memorial Library seeks a dynamic professional to be its next Director.  LeRoy is a picturesque community located between the cities of Buffalo and Rochester.

The Library Director plans, organizes, directs, and controls all functions, operations, and activities of the library, either directly or through staff. The Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees. The Director, under general direction and within the policies set by the Library Board, is responsible for the development of a range of educational and cultural programs; collection management; supervision and development of staff; overseeing the Library’s physical plant and equipment; identifying grants and writing proposals; communicating with the community; drafting annual budgets; recommending policy and setting goals.  The individual in this position must be a positive and flexible individual who enjoys working with people of all ages, and has outstanding communication and customer service skills. 


ALA accredited Master of Library Science (MLS) degree and must have (or be eligible for) the New York State Public Librarian Professional Certificate. 


Four years of library experience, one year supervisory experience.

Full-time (37.5 hours/week) position, requires one evening a week and occasional Saturday hours.  Benefits include individual health insurance, vacation, sick leave, paid holidays and membership in the NYS Retirement Plan. 

Starting Salary Range:  $55,000.00 - $65,000.00.

To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume and three references to:

Woodward Memorial Library Search Committee

7 Wolcott Street

LeRoy, New York 14482-1443


Submission Deadline:  August 7, 2017

 This position will be filled on a provisional basis pending the results of a Civil Service examination to be scheduled at a later date.


Bethlehem Public Library (Delmar, NY) is seeking a motivated Librarian to join the Public Services team. This is a part-time position.  The ideal candidate will be a friendly, approachable, customer service oriented individual with a positive attitude. Bethlehem Public Library serves an active community, offering a wide range of services, programming and outreach.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary to engage users in an effort to offer varied assistance, promote library services and provide exceptional customer service.  The candidate must be comfortable working with and providing public service to all age groups. 

The schedule is Wednesday and Friday 5-9pm & every 3rd weekend (Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12noon-5pm (no Sundays during July & August)).  The initial pay is $25.93/hour.

Applicants may be eligible for permanent appointment if they have a current or previous permanent civil service appointment to a Librarian 1 or higher in New York State, or if their names appear on the current Albany County Civil Service Librarian 1 list of eligibles.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: These duties involve responsibility for professional Librarian duties. Incumbents are expected to learn the specific applications of professional librarianship by the performance of duties under the supervision of professional librarians in higher-level positions. Instructions may be issued at the beginning of each new assignment. Employees in this class are assigned work progressively more difficult as their experience in the field broadens.  Supervision may be exercised over clerical personnel in particular tasks.  Does related work as required.


  • Provides readers’ advisory and reference services to library users
  • Performs original cataloging and classification of library materials 
  • Instructs public on the effective use of library resources, including online resources  
  • Assists in collection development, including selection and weeding of library materials      
  • Secures special books and other library materials as requested by patrons ·     
  • Performs on-line searches of computer databases·      
  • Compiles bibliographies·     
  • Conducts tours, book talks, multi-media programs, story times and other public programs      
  • Serves as a liaison for activities with community groups or other libraries       
  • Prepares statistical and/or narrative reports, memorandum and correspondence    
  • Supervises the work of clerical, paraprofessional or volunteer personnel  
  • Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses, and reading professional materials.


  • Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science
  • Good knowledge of on-line database systems      
  • Good knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources     
  • Good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies and sources      
  • Ability to comprehend user's needs quickly and accurately both orally and in writing     
  • Ability to perform close detail work
  • Ability to lift objects such as books, supplies and files; skill in the performance of technical library tasks    
  • Accuracy; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and the public    
  • Physical condition commensurate with the position

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Possession of a graduate library degree from a library school located within New York State, which is registered by the State Education Department or from a library school program, which is accredited by the American Library Association. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  At time of appointment and throughout employment:  Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate from the New York State Education Department.  Public librarian professional certificates issued as of January 1, 2010, and thereafter shall only remain valid when 60 hours of professional development are completed every five year period. Such periods will be defined as every five years from the initial certificate date [NYCRR Title 8 - Education, Section 90.7 (c)].

Submit cover letter, resume and BPL employment application to:

Tracey McShane
Personnel Administrator
Bethlehem Public Library
451 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY  12054

or via e-mail to

BPL employment applicant can be found here

Applications will be accepted through 7/31/2017

Posted 7/17/2017

Web Resources and Research Support Librarian

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Library has a 1-Year Full-Time Position Available for a Web Resources and Research Support Librarian

For full details and to apply:

Job Duties:

  •          Help maintain library web pages and create web content and assist with overall web strategy for library.
  •          Provide reference and research support services to students and faculty in a variety of disciplines.
  •          Staff reference desk.
  •          Teach Information Literacy sessions.
  •          Plan, design, and create learning objects for online students, and integrate these objects into Blackboard or other                      online platforms.
  •          Assist with collection development activities.
  •          Assist with maintenance and configuration of Discovery Service (currently Ebsco Discovery Service) and electronic                  resource management.
  •          Work in coordination with other librarians on major projects or initiatives, which may include:
  •          Open Educational Resources Initiatives
  •          Assessment of Library Activities and Initiatives
  •          Building collections in Institutional Repository
  •          Serve on campus-wide committees or working groups.
  •          Represent SUNY Poly on regional and statewide committees.
  •          Other duties as assigned.

Posted 7/17/17

Librarian - Part Time

To apply please follow link:


Albright-Knox Aet Gallery is looking for a part time Librarian to support the Museum’s collection emphasizing modern and contemporary art. Holdings include monographs, exhibition catalogues, auction catalogues, periodicals, reference works, special ephemera, and other materials.

    Field internal and external reference queries

    Shelve and retrieve materials from closed stacks and, as needed, perform shelf-reading

    Oversee circulation services to research-driven staff members via Voyager ILS

    Maintain subscriptions and serials-check in via Voyager ILS

    Fulfill ILL borrowing queries from staff via WorldShare ILL and, as needed, lending queries

    Monitor staff/volunteer use of the library.

    Maintain user statistics related to reference queries, internal circulation, and ILL

    Create purchase orders for library-related expenses

    Work with Curator for the Collection to reframe the library’s Collection Development Policy and set criteria for evaluating retention.

    Implement proper handling of materials and perform an array of preservation activities



    MLIS degree from ALA-accredited program

    Academic background in contemporary art history or related field, advanced degree preferred

    At least one year experience providing reference in a research or Special Collections setting

    Familiarity with OCLC WorldShare ILL and First Search

    High capacity for creative problem-solving

    Ability to evaluate materials, workflows and processes

    Proven ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple deadlines

    Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Ability to work independently

    Ability to lift up to 40 pounds


    Previous experience using Voyager ILS

    Reading knowledge of a language, other than English

Posted 7/13/2017

Reference Librarian

Reference Librarian

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

The part-time Reference Librarian is a member of the ALB Library staff. 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 Supervisorto 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.
    • Knowledge of Banner desired.
    • Supervisory experience desired.
  • 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.

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.

To apply online, go to Please include your letter of application, and resume.

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.

Posted: 7/12/2017

Resource Sharing Librarian

Resource Sharing Librarian

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.

Posting Date: June 30, 2017        

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary. 

Date of Appointment:  Fall 2017

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) unit, including goal setting, report preparation, and budgetary oversight.
  • Supervise and train unit staff (two full time clerks, student workers, and adjunct librarian assistants).
  • Participate in ILL request fulfillment, and provide relevant professional expertise and troubleshooting as needed.
  • Oversee and maintain custom holdings.
  • Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
  • Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
  • Explore, plan, and oversee resource sharing initiatives.
  • Handle initial identification and troubleshooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software (currently ILLiad and Odyssey).
  • Collaborate with a variety of internal library partners and resource sharing librarians at other institutions.
  • Participate in the review and, when necessary, revision of vendor contracts and license agreements.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Find more details and apply here.

Posted: 7/12/2017

Part-time Librarian 1

The Mount Kisco Public Library is seeking an energetic, customer service oriented Part-time Librarian I to work mainly in Youth Services.

The job entails providing reference, and readers’ advisory to our diverse community in the children and teen areas. Confidence in leading story times and other youth programs is a must. The part-time librarian may be scheduled up to 17.5 hours per week. Schedule will be determined; weekend hours, including Sunday, will be required.

Duties may include: providing reference and readers’ advisory service to adults, seniors, kids and teens; assisting library patrons in the use of library materials and technology; providing computer, catalog and database instruction; providing information; recommending titles that can enhance the collection and responding to library users’ needs; assisting users of all ages in accessing print and electronic resources; performing other job related duties.

An MLS degree from an ALA accredited school and NYS Librarian Certificate is required; a minimum of one (1) year professional librarian experience subsequent to the MLS is preferred.

Familiarity with MS office Suite, SirsiDynix, and bi-lingual English-Spanish is helpful.

 Range of pay: $18/hour - $21/hour.  Please email resume and cover letter to Martha Iwan, Head of Public Services,

Preference will be given to applicants who respond on or before July 28, 2017.

Posted 7/12/2017   

Systems Manager

WNYLRC Now Accepting Applications for a newly created position - Systems Manager


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Location:      Western New York Library Resources Council
                      Airport Commerce Park East, Suite 170,
                      4950 Genesee Street
                      Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Date Posted:            June 16, 2017

Job Title:                  Systems Manager

Reports to:               WNYLRC Executive Director

Description:             Permanent full-time, Exempt

Salary range:           Commensurate with experience and education

Starting Date:           August 1, 2017

Deadline to apply:   July 21, 2017 for first consideration, applications accepted until position is filled


With the Executive Director, the ideal candidate plans, coordinates, and provides direction and administration concerning all aspects of integrated technology, networking, development, and computing as they relate to WNYLRC technology initiatives as well as statewide projects.  The position works closely with and/or supervises key staff member(s) to maintain the integrity of data and workflows and to ensure the Council continues to provide the best possible services to our constituency – both regionally and statewide. WNYLRC offers excellent benefits including NYS retirement, life insurance, subsidized health insurance, and generous vacation, personal, and sick time.

Minimum Requirements:

Associate degree in computer science, information technology or related degree with five-years of experience in the field. Demonstrated experience in the management of computer and network systems. See the complete job description here. To apply, complete the online application by Friday, July 21, 2017. You will be required to upload a cover letter, a resume and a list of references.


The Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) is a member driven not-for-profit consortium of libraries and library systems serving six counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, and Orleans and helps libraries build connections with each other, library users, and the larger community. WNYLRC was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1966. Member libraries include academic, corporate, hospital and other special types of libraries. Library systems include public and school libraries. WNYLRC is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. Most Council programs are funded by state aid administered by the Division of Library Development at the New York State Library. The Council also seeks funding from private and other government sources for specific projects.

WNYLRC is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction

The Samuel R. Scholes Library at Alfred University invites applications for the faculty post of Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction.  Scholes Library supports the two internationally recognized schools in Art and Engineering that form the New York State College of Ceramics. The college is located on the beautiful, rural campus of the private Alfred University in upstate NY.  

Position Description: The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction will be the lead professional in direct support of the distinguished undergraduate and graduate programs of the School of Art and Design.  The primary focus of this position is to work alongside art faculty to offer creative and meaningful instruction, learning assessment, and attentive library service.

Librarians at Alfred are leaders serving within a progressive, highly collaborative and project driven environment.  We embrace change, and value flexibility in all aspects of library service. The Art Librarian will assume multiple leadership responsibilities in the areas of art librarianship, library instruction, collection development, learning assessment, campus collaborations, and shared outreach programming.  This librarian will represent Scholes Library in all assessment team activities for the combined Alfred University Libraries. In addition, all librarians participate in general reference, operational activities and policy development. 

The Art Librarian/Coordinator of Library Instruction is a 10-month, probationary tenure-track appointment at the faculty rank of Assistant Professor. Shared evening and occasional weekend service is required. Librarians serve as team members in cross-campus initiatives with Herrick Memorial Library at Alfred University.  Scholes Library is a partner in regional and state consortia including the State University of New York SUNYConnect initiative.

Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  Strong subject expertise, or degree in an Art related field is required.  Evidence of creativity and an understanding of best practices in instruction are required. The ability to work independently on multiple projects and excellent written and oral communication skills are also required.  The successful candidate will possess strengths in project management, leadership in team environments, and experience in the use of technology for instruction. 

Formal training and/or experience in instruction is highly desirable.  Experience with social media promotion, outreach programming, and knowledge of special collections is also desirable.   A degree in Art or Education is not required, but is a plus.

To apply, please submit:

1) A letter of introduction outlining how your qualifications and experience match this opportunity; 

2) A separate, short statement (up to 1 page) regarding your philosophy of information literacy instruction;

3) Current Resume/Vitae;

4) Names, email, and phone numbers of three appropriate references

Submit materials to: Alfred University, Human Resources, One Saxon Drive, Alfred NY 14802; or email

Review of applications will begin on August 1st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits including tuition remission.

Alfred University, Alfred, NY, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 7/5/2017

Reference Librarian (part-time)

Genesee Community College has an opening for a part-time (19.5 hours/week) Reference Librarian. Master’s in Library/Information Science required. Experience in an academic library is preferred. Proficient reference skills, information literacy instruction experience, and experience with the use of current library and educational technologies desired. Schedule may include evening and weekend hours and occasional travel to campus centers. Reliable transportation is required.

For more details and to apply, visit Applications accepted through July 23, 2017. Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for four references. GCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

Posted 7/5/2017

Technology & Community Youth Services Librarian

The Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS), a cooperative public library system in upstate New York, is looking for a dynamic, energetic, self-starter to fill the position of Technology and Community Youth Services Librarian. SALS coordinates programs and activities to complement the resources and assist efforts of 34 member libraries in Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. SALS collaborates with the Mohawk Valley Library System to provide automation and technology services to an eight-county area, and helps its member libraries provide the best services to their communities.

The Technology and Community Youth Services Librarian will work to address youth and teen literacy needs system wide, as well as meeting the technology literacy needs of the membership. A successful candidate will be able to work independently, collaboratively, and manage multiple responsibilities and projects. The candidate will instruct and inspire adult learners, communicate well, and work collaboratively with the system and member library staff and trustees.

Qualifications & Skills

MLS Degree from an ALA-accredited library and information sciences graduate program. 3- to 5-years’ experience in a public, consortia or equivalent library preferred.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that exemplify customer service.

Experience instructing adult learners.

Knowledge of current library trends, specifically within youth services and technology.

Proficiency with new and emerging technologies, as well as Microsoft Office applications and WordPress. Knowledge of design software highly desirable.

Must hold a valid driver’s license. The position requires attendance at meetings at various locations throughout New York State.


Develops and delivers system-wide training and continuing education programs to keep member library staff, trustees and volunteers up-to-date with technologies essential for the delivery of cutting-edge public library service.

 Maintains the SALS’ web presence and assists member library staff with websites as needed.

Assists member library staff and trustees with community needs assessments to identify early literacy, youth and teen needs, in order to create tailored services and programs to address identified needs.

 Establishes collective partnerships with key stakeholders in the SALS service area, statewide and nationally.

Creatively promotes library services, values and the profession.

Researches, develops, and writes grants to support SALS and member library community needs.

Fosters an environment within the system and member libraries where innovation and excellence thrive.

Participates in system and member library advocacy efforts.

Participation in state and national organizations is expected.

Compensation and benefits:

The Southern Adirondack Library System offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

               - Health/Medical Insurance

               - Optical Plan

               - Flexible Spending Accounts

               - NY State Retirement

               - NYS Deferred Compensation Plan 457b

               - Vacation/Sick/Personal

                - Leave Benefits

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until July 21, 2017.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience begins at $50,000.

Interested applicants may submit their resume, examples of instruction or presentations, and cover letter to:

Sara Dallas, Director

Posted: 7/5/2017

Reference and Instruction Librarian

The Sojourner Truth Library at the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track Reference and Instruction librarian position, to be hired at the Assistant or Senior Assistant rank. 

Deadline:  Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by 7/27/17.

Job posting and details:


Posted: 7/5/2017

Information Specialist

The Superior Group is seeking an Information Specialist for a long term contract position with a client in Amherst, NY. Interested Applicants can email or call Jenny at or 716-803-0174

The Information Specialist will provide research support to internal account management, operations, and technical services teams globally. Engage in proactive monitoring of regulatory compliance issues globally, as well as fielding reactive reference and research inquiries to support test submissions and client inquiries.

  •  Major Roles & Responsibilities
    • Fills research and reference requests for internal and external users. Includes traditional research using printed sources available in the collection, online databases, company resources, information vendors and primary data collection via telephone/fax contacts.
    • Stays abreast of new global regulatory and industry issues, which affect the Consumer Products Services Division and its clients and also monitors competitor and client activities.
    • Track, document, communicate, and disseminate new information and the technical and operational impacts.
    • Ensures CPS compliance with applicable copyright laws and coordinates reprint permission requests.
    • Prepares miscellaneous documents and databases for internal use, client bulletins and other purposes, which summarize and/or interpret industry markets, competitor activities, regulations, enforcement practices and standards.
    • Authors technical opinion letters relative to regulatory summaries.
    • Supports the development and maintenance of associated resources including Knowledge Products and internal databases.
    • Assists in the introduction of applicable technological innovations, including (but not limited to) implementation and management of the Divisional Intranet and other relevant database applications.
    • Assist in the development, review, and maintenance, of IRC Knowledge base and collections.
    • Participates in IRC projects initiated to achieve IRC and company, goals and objectives.
    • Develops training programs/orientation sessions to train users on the use of the IRC’s products, policies, services, databases and electronic tools, and web searching techniques.
    • Collaborates with all locations, business lines, and departments on information-related projects in response to company, business line, and departmental priorities/initiatives.
    • Assists users in locating information within the IRC’s collection.
    • Serves on CPS teams as appropriate.
    • Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


Required Skills / Qualifications:

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree is required.

A minimum of 1 year of experience in corporate library setting, information services, or relevant industry.

A minimum of 1 year of experience in experience searching Dialog, Lexis Nexis, and other major database aggregators

Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library or Information Science is preferred

Go Beyond.
EEO Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Posted: 7/3/2017

Archives and Special Collection Librarian

Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY, is currently seeking applicants for our Archives and Special Collection Librarian.  This is a full-time, 12-month, supervisory position.

The Librarian is responsible for the full range of unit responsibilities, including collection development, maintenance and preservation; reference assistance in support of the academic and research use of the collection; and outreach and instruction to the HWS community.


  • Manage all phases of activity of the Archives and Special Collections unit and maintain a regular and convenient service schedule for public access for the collections.
  • Plan, coordinate, and direct activities, projects and work flows in the unit, supervising staff and students as appropriate.
  • Maintain an active collection development program, coordinate collection development with subject liaisons and other relevant constituents.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the acquisitions, arrangement, descriptions, preservation of and access to the collections.
  • Arrange and describe the holdings of the unit; provide access to the materials through inventories, finding aids, and other descriptive means.
  • Maintain and improve the Colleges’ archival program and promote fuller cooperation and participation with select offices.
  • Maintain and enhance the unit’s digital collections through current hosting technology and online exhibits.
  • Assist patrons, both HWS-community and outside, on-site and remote, with research requests requiring access to unit resources.
  • Conduct instruction sessions, both general and course specific, in a variety of settings.
  • Participate in subject liaison areas and associated responsibilities including collection development and subject guides.
  • Represent the library on colleges and regional committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in a rare book, special collections, archive, or museum environment
  • Technological expertise related to trends in special collections librarianship services, digital collections, and the archiving and preservation of manuscript collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in all formats
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and commitment to work effectively and creatively as part of a team
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, ContentDM, Omeka, and the Springshare suite of tools preferred.

Other Information:   

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried/exempt position.  This position description is not all-inclusive as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV/resume and the names with contact information of at least three references to our application service, Interfolio

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Posted: 6/28/2017