Library Assistant

Library Assistant

Medaille College seeks applicants for a full-time Library Assistant. The Library Assistant works closely with the Support Services staff, and is responsible for circulation, acquisition, and interlibrary loan activities. Duties will include assisting in the ordering and tracking of books, articles and other library materials. The Library Assistant also plans and implements various library-related activities including coordinating and supervising work-study students.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree, The successful candidate will have the ability to work with a team and independently. Must be detail oriented with a strong commitment to customer service and excellent interpersonal skills. Previous experience working in a library setting is desirable

Medaille is a growing, private, four-year, liberal arts-based college in Buffalo, New York, serving the educational needs of traditional and non-traditional students in Western New York and Southern Ontario through a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs (

Cover letter, resume and three references should be electronically submitted to Barbara Bilotta, Director of Human Resources, Medaille College.  Please refer to to apply. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.  No phone calls please. 

Medaille College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Posted 4/20/2017

The Buffalo Public Schools District

The Buffalo Public Schools District (“the District”) provides educational services for students, pre-K through 12th grade, as well as, adult educational services. In order to achieve this goal, the District employs approximately eight-thousand employees and manages a budget of approximately $800MM per year. Given its complexity and size, the District has a legal department responsible servicing the wide variety of legal matters that arise. 

The District is seeking assistance with the implementation of a legal filing system that the will organize and simplify its current filing system.  The District would like to implement a two-fold system wherein legal files are filed physically, as well as, catalogued in a corresponding digital database.  Currently, the District has approximately 1,500 files. The District is seeking someone with experience creating and implementing filling system with this many, or more, catalogued items. Compensation is negotiable.  

Please Contact Joel C. Moore, Esq. at (716) 816-3922 for additional information.   

Posted 4/7/2017

Head of Discovery Services

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a forward-thinking and resourceful library professional to serve as a pivotal member of the management team of Discovery and Delivery.  The Head of Discovery Services provides leadership for electronic resource management, acquisitions, cataloging and metadata services to ensure that online and print collections are efficiently acquired, easily accessible and readily discoverable to all library users.  Working under the purview of the Associate University Librarian for Discovery and Delivery, the incumbent works closely with library faculty and staff to improve the ways in which the Libraries acquire and manage library materials in all formats. 

The Head of Discovery Services works to improve operational efficiencies and seizes on opportunities to incorporate emerging technologies into workplace operations.  This individual oversees the administration of Ex Libris Aleph, the current integrated library system (ILS) in use, and helps to lead the Libraries efforts to prepare for and migrate to the next-generation library services platform (LSP) within two years.  The incumbent participates in the evaluation of applications that support and enhance information discovery and retrieval in the library services platform.

The Head of Discovery Services is a pivotal contributor to assessment activities that help create and maintain a data-driven culture in all areas of the Discovery and Delivery unit.  The incumbent leads efforts to find innovative ways to reduce resource costs through collaborative engagement with peer institutions within SUNY and throughout the state.  Working closely with the Associate University Librarian in Discovery and Delivery and other team managers in Discovery and Delivery, this individual will plan and implement projects for new services, design new strategies for statewide partnerships, and develop new revenue streams.

The successful candidate must be able to coach and mentor staff and support innovation, collaboration, communication, engagement, and accountability within the Libraries.

To view the complete position description and apply, please visit; search for posting number P1700027.  All applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site.  Please provide contact information, including email addresses, for three professional references at the end of your cover letter.  Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries.  Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Cherie Williams, Human Resources Officer at

Review of applicants is currently underway.  The deadline for applying is May 18, 2017.

The 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.




Head of Health Science Library Services

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek an outstanding individual to serve as the Head of Health Science Library Services.  The successful candidate will provide leadership and direction for integrating libraries services, resources, and expertise with the research, teaching, learning, and outreach activities of UB's five health sciences schools:  The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Professionals.  The HSLS staff and faculty serve the health sciences virtually and in person at all of the UB campuses, including the newly established Jacobs School of Medicine Library on the downtown campus. 

We seek candidates who demonstrate awareness of trends in scholarly communication, evidence-based healthcare, interprofessional education/practice, and the information needs of clinicians, as well as those candidates who possess the ability to engage a variety of stakeholders.  Candidates should be conversant in NIH public access policy compliance issues and similar requirements.  The Head of HSLS will bring creativity to this leadership role and work closely with the AUL for REO to craft a strategic plan and vision for HSLS.  The Head will guide and implement twenty-first century information services for the UB health sciences community.  The successful candidate will serve as the head of and full member of the HSLS team and will contribute to the research literacy efforts of students, faculty, staff, and key partners of the health science schools and their affiliates.  The Head of HSLS will directly supervise liaisons to all of UB's health science schools.  The Head of HSLS will advocate for appropriate staffing levels and establish regular continuing education opportunities for current staff.  The successful candidate will communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, publishing, and presentations at local, regional, and national venues.

We are committed to selecting the person who best fits the needs of the University at Buffalo Libraries, and who will be able to advance our vision of becoming a premier academic research library.  This is a tenure-track faculty position that reports to the Associate University Librarian for Research, Education, and Outreach.  Based upon the University and Libraries' standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach, the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian.

To view the complete position description and apply, please visit and search for posting number F1700061.  Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses).  The Libraries' Human Resources Officer may contact you and ask for a statement of research and service interests.  Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries.  Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Cherie Williams, University Libraries' Human Resources Officer,

Review of applicants is currently underway.

The 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.

Executive Director

Position Opening

The Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) Board of Trustees is in search of a knowledgeable, farsighted leader to serve as their future Executive Director.  The successful candidate will work with the Board of Trustees, staff and membership in furthering the goals of the Council. Duties include but are not limited to; serving as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees, representing the Council at meetings pertinent to Council affairs, overseeing the implementation of the CLRC Plan of Service, acting as a liaison with the other Empire State Library Network Councils in New York State, supervision and hiring of library staff.  A full job description may be found at:

The successful candidate must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, hold or be eligible to receive, a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate and have eight or more full years of professional library experience (post-MLS), at least two years of which shall have been in an administrative capacity.   Other desirable qualifications include: current knowledge of the future trends in libraries; knowledge of personnel and financial management; and the ability to form relationships that give the Council a high-profile role within the New York library community.

Interested applicants must email a resume with a cover letter in PDF format to


Application deadline is May 1, 2017.

Engineering Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to join a team of library professionals that provide services and collections to a diverse community of students and faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is the most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State, with 164 faculty and a 2015-16 enrollment of 3,478 undergraduate and 1,769 graduate students. Engineering teaching and research areas include aerospace, biomedical, bioinformatics, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering physics, environmental, industrial, materials, and mechanical engineering.

As a member of the Science and Engineering Information Team, the Engineering Librarian works collaboratively with other team members to develop and provide outreach, instruction, reference, and research services specifically in support of the curricular and research needs of students in engineering departments at UB.  Additionally, this individual provides integrated support for undergraduate learning and research, from first-year seminars through upper-division capstone courses, and serves as an “embedded librarian” to provide just-in-time information and training for students engaged in research and design projects.

The successful candidate engages in active and sustained outreach to engineering students to ensure their awareness of Libraries’ resources and services and provides additional support for research by offering training in citation management software. The incumbent works to develop strong collaborative relationships with engineering faculty to foster the development of new services for undergraduate students and integrate library resources, information literacy and research competencies into courses, curricula, and programs. The Engineering Librarian provides reference and research consultation services in-person at service desks, through individual appointments, and via electronic communication (chat, email, text), including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Services and programs in data management, digital tools, e-research, data literacy, and other emerging areas are developed collaboratively by members of the Science and Engineering Information Team. The Engineering Librarian helps to develop, create, manage and integrate print and electronic collections, including databases, serials, books, and other formats, as appropriate, in science and engineering.

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 participation in professional associations. The Engineering Librarian will report to the Head of the Science & Engineering Information Team in the Office of the Associate University Librarian for Research, Education & Outreach and work with other librarians and staff across the University Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution;

·         Understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in science and/or engineering disciplines;

·         Understanding and knowledge of best practices in science and engineering librarianship;

·         Demonstrated public service focus and a collegial leadership style;

·         Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in information literacy;

·         Demonstrated knowledge or enthusiasm for integration of new technologies in the delivery of information
          and instructional services;

·         Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills;

·         Ability to prioritize projects, work independently and collaborate with library colleagues;

·         Ability to work effectively with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds within a complex academic environment;

·         Evidence of professional scholarly interest and the ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure
         standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach.

Preferred Qualifications:


·         Bachelor’s or advanced degree or coursework in engineering, science, or mathematics, or experience working in a

          science library or with the scientific research community;

·         Previous experience in instruction, with some classroom teaching preferred;

·         Knowledge of information and research literacy competencies in STEM disciplines;

·         Understanding of current issues surrounding scholarly communication and data management;

·         Experience in an academic or special library;

·         Experience with collection development;

·         Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publications.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA/CREF.

To Apply:



All applicants must apply via the UBJobs website listed above. Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses). The Search Committee Chair may contact you and ask for a statement of research and service interests. Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries. Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Cherie Williams, Human Resources Officer at Review of applicants is currently underway. This position will be filled by July 1, 2017.


The University at Buffalo:

The University at Buffalo (UB) joined the public State University of New York in 1962 and has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive university in the SUNY system. Widely regarded as SUNY’s flagship and its primary center for professional education and training, the University at Buffalo was also the first of the two public universities in the state to earn membership in the pre-eminent Association of American Universities, one of only 59 research-intensive universities in the United States to hold that distinction. Located on an international border, the University at Buffalo is truly a global community of scholars, ranking first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international.

The Buffalo-Niagara region is the state’s second largest major metropolitan area, exceeded only by New York City. The region includes a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct personality, yet commonly characterized by a distinctly neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.


The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.