System Director

Take a leadership role and assist public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovative service and resource sharing.  The North Country Library System seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its next Director.  NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State.  With a $2.2 million budget and 20 FTE staff, NCLS is a member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries.  NCLS’s recently renovated 14,000 square-foot, solar powered headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY. 

The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities.  Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region.  The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more.  The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, education with six colleges in the area, good schools and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live.

Responsibilities.   The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations.  The Director supervises the department managers and works with the Board, staff and library Directors to align System services with the member libraries’ needs and priorities.  For the complete position description, see www.nclsweb.org

Qualifications.   An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity.  Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of innovative library technology; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board. 

Salary.   The hiring salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. 

For further information go to www.nclsweb.org.   

To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume and references to NCLSDIRECTORSEARCH@ncls.org on or before the closing date of October 13, 2017.  

Posted 9/19/2017

Library Clerk

Greene Correctional Facility has one provisional opening for a Library Clerk.

Library Clerk 2 – Grade 9 - Paid Provisional Position - 20 hours per week

Duties

Library Clerk 2, performs specialized library clerical activities in support of a library program, such as copy cataloging, organizing and maintaining the library collection, circulation tasks, and collections at satellite locations.  May supervise inmate workers in library job tasks.

Submit cover letter and resume by Tuesday, September 26. 

Any questions concerning the position contact: Regina Torian at: 518-731-2741 ext. 4600 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays

Send cover letter and resume to: Regina.Torian@DOCCS.NY.gov

Posted: 9/15/2017

Part-time Reference & Technology Librarian

Gates Public Library invites applications for the position of Part-time Reference & Technology Librarian. This is a special opportunity for technologically savvy and innovative candidates to work under the direction of the library director to provide and assist in technology based programs with a primary focus on reference services.

Major Duties

  1.        Work with Teen Librarian to lead Girls Who Code program series.
  2.        Provide reference and readers’ advisory service to patrons of all ages.
  3.        Assist and instruct patrons with their use of library computers, databases, and downloadable content and resources.
  4.        Coordinate and publish updates to library’s website and social media profiles.
  5.        Assist in the daily operation and supervision of the library.
  6.        Participate in staff meetings.
  7.        Collaborate with staff on special projects.
  8.        Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1.        Master of Library Science degree from an A.L.A. accredited institution.
  2.        Possess or be eligible for a NYS Public Librarian’s Certificate.
  3.        Knowledge and experience with digital and instructional technologies.
  4.        Knowledge and familiarity of content creation and marketing materials.
  5.        Demonstrates enthusiasm and curiosity for the future of public libraries.
  6.        Exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills.
  7.        Consistent flexibility, resourcefulness, and cooperation in all aspects of the work environment.
  8.        Experience operating the CARL.X Workstation.
  9.        Ability to trouble shoot problems independently with a commitment to patron services.
  10.    Ability to stand, walk, crouch, twist, push/pull up to 55 lbs. and lift up to 40 lbs.

Preferred Hours of availability: 19.25 hours per week. Shifts will be, but not limited to Tuesday and Thursday evenings 5-9:15 PM, Wednesday 1-6:30 PM, and Friday 1-6:15 PM.

Wages and Benefits: $18.25 per hour. Vacation, sick, and holiday time will be given in accordance with the part-time union agreement.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: The Gates Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of age, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, handicapped status, or sexual orientation. The library complies with all federal and state regulations dealing with employment practices.

Instructions to Applicants: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by September 25, 2017 to anna.souannavong@libraryweb.org

Anna Souannavong
Acting Assistant Library Director
Gates Public Library
902 Elmgrove Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 429-8219
www.gateslibrary.org
http://www.facebook.com/gateslibrary

Librarian I

Job Posting - Librarian I

Woodward Memorial Library
7 Wolcott Street
LeRoy, NY 14482  
585-768-8300

www.woowardmemoriallibrary.org

We are seeking a dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic librarian with excellent interpersonal skills who will support the library’s commitment to providing exceptional service to the community. This full-time position includes programming for children and young adults. Excellent programming and presentation skills appropriate for this age group are essential.  Experience with computer technology and electronic resources are required.

Some responsibilities include:

  •   Answers reference questions, performs readers’ advisory services and circulation desk duties.
  •   Plan, promote, and implement programs for children and teens, such as story times, crafts programs, and the Summer             Reading Program.
  •   Assists the public with information regarding library materials and equipment.
  •   Collection development for children and young adults.
  •   Creates flyers to promote library programs.
  •   Promotes library services to schools and community agencies serving children and young adults.
  •   Updates website.
  •   Posts on social media, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


Minimum Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA accredited program.
Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York or eligibility to obtain said certificate.

The position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week.  Hours include two evenings a week and occasional Saturdays.  Salary is $37,000 plus benefits.

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

Betsy Halvorsen
Woodward Memorial Library
7 Wolcott Street
LeRoy, NY 14482
Or email: bhalv@nioga.org

Submission deadline: September 29, 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.

Posted 9/14/2017

PT/Sub Adult Reference Librarian

NOW HIRING
The Richmond Memorial Library in Batavia, NY, is now hiring a part time/substitute adult reference librarian.

QUALIFICATIONS
This permanent part-time appointment requires flexible daytime availability, and an active public librarian certificate issued by the New York State Education Department. Certification typically requires the Masters Degree in Library & Information Science, and ongoing professional development for those certified after 2009.
http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/excerpts/finished_regs/907.htm

AVAILABILITY
In current practice, our subs work alternate Wednesday evenings (5 to 9pm) and only the occasional weekday, averaging out to 13.5 hours per month. Moving forward, we seek expanded coverage for Wednesday afternoons (either 1 to 5pm, or 1 to 9pm), and expanded daytime availability.

DUTIES
The primary duties of the substitute librarian are to assist patrons using our Integrated Library System, website, subscription databases, reference books, computers, and microfilm machines to answer standard reference, research, bibliographic, local history, and readers’ advisory inquiries; and with such tasks as logging in, printing, saving, downloading, and streaming to our computers or their devices. Secondary duties are to enforce library policies and procedures, sometimes acting as “person in charge” of the library in the absence of the library director; and to assist full time librarians with marketing, promotions, and collection maintenance tasks as downtime permits. For the interested and motivated librarian, a monthly or quarterly library program could be added; but this is not a requirement of the position.

COMPENSATION
In addition to a competitive wage of $16.00/hour, the Richmond Memorial Library aggressively supports the ongoing professional development of its librarians. Seminars, webinars, workshops, and so forth are paid by the library and attended on the clock, while conference opportunities (including registration, travel, and hotel accommodation) arise based on seniority.

APPLICATION
Submit a resume and letter of application to Bob Conrad, Library Director, at rconrad@nioga.org before 5pm on September 22, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled for the weeks of September 25 and October 2, with a decision, offer, acceptance, and provisional appointment to be made before October 18. Call the director with inquiries at 585-343-9550 x 7.

Posted 9/13/2017

Librarian

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.

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.

 TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  •       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.

 FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  •       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)].

Schedule:  Monday 5-9pm, Wednesday 12noon-5pm, Friday 12noon-6pm

Salary:  $25.93 per hour

Application Deadline is 9/30/2017

Submit cover letter and resume to Tracey McShane, Personnel Administrator, Bethlehem Public Library, tracey@bethpl.org

 Posted 9/12/17

Reference Librarian-Part-time

HILBERT COLLEGE - McGRATH LIBRARY (Hamburg, NY)

OPEN POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT September 6, 2017

JOB TITLE: Reference Librarian – part-time

REPORTS TO: Director

DEPARTMENT: McGrath Library/Hilbert College

Job Summary: Responsible for staffing the Reference Desk days, evenings and weekends as needed, providing reference and circulation assistance to students, faculty, and staff. Duties to include: Assist faculty, staff, and students with print, digital, and online research; assist patrons in their use of technology; closing the library during the week and opening/closing the library on weekends as needed; create and maintain displays; conduct library tours when necessary; re-shelve books; assist other librarians with processing cataloging, Inter-Library Loan, and additional tasks as assigned; ability to conduct library instruction in a classroom setting as needed.

Requirements/Qualifications: Advanced computer skills to include the ability to conduct online research; working knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher; working knowledge of ILS, Ebsco, Proquest, and other research databases; strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work with minimum supervision; strong analysis and problem solving skills; Masters in Library Science required; familiar with library trends.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to: Maura A. Flynn Director of Human Resources jobs@hilbert.edu

Hilbert College is an Equal Opportunity Employer Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Hilbert College
5200 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, New York 14075
Phone (716) 649-7900

Posted 9/8/2017

Niagara University - 2 Positions

Outreach Librarian 
A full time seasonal replacement position in the Library. The Outreach Librarian designs and implements user education services for distance and online education, provides reference service, and markets library services and information literacy.

Required Qualifications – Master’s Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association, with three years of experience is preferred. Teaching experience is required, preferably at the higher education level.  
Experience in an automated academic library environment 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. 

Desired Qualifications - 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 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. Ability to work in a team environment.  Strong working computer and mobile technologies, 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 machine.  Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations. Ability to travel off-campus in the United States and Canada to meet with users, vendors, peers, etc. Commitment to excellence in customer service. Commitment to professional development.

Apply

 

Circulation Assistant 
A part time replacement position in the Library. The Circulation Assistant supervises the Circulation Department operations during the evenings and weekends, and provides excellent customer service at the primary library service point.

Required Qualifications- High School diploma required with education, training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities; a minimum of one year of experience performing similar tasks; Library experience preferred.

Desired Qualifications -  Ability to read and comprehend the English language sufficiently to be able to read and understand various forms, documentation, files and information; basic mathematical skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to be able to verify accuracy of work;  sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: keyboard, calculator, computer, copier and fax machine; ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and effectively communicate with others, judiciously and tactfully both orally and in writing with faculty, students and staff; computer literate, including Microsoft Office, and ability to learn new computer software programs; ability to work accurately, with an attention to detail; commitment to excellence in customer service; strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to understand and utilize specialized library software; ability to supervise student assistants; ability to work cooperatively in a team environment; ability to shelve books and stand for extended periods of time; ability to work evenings and weekends. 

Interested internal candidates should log on to their MyNU account, go to the HR page and click on the Internal Application link. 

Apply

 

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.  In accordance with the Clery Act, a copy of the annual security report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety                        

Human Resources: A trusted partner enriching the work and educational environment at NU through collaboration and quality service to others.

Posted 9/8/2017

Young Adult Specialist/Technology Trainer

The Williamson Public Library located in Williamson, NY has a provisional full-time position available for an energetic, team-oriented Young Adult Specialist/Technology Trainer with strong customer and public service commitment.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  •  Conducts assessment to identify teen needs, in order to create tailored services and programs for our community
  •  Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to all patrons regarding use of library materials, equipment, readers advisory and library services.
  • Ensures the library's young adult collections include relevant print and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of the teens in our community within an established budget.
  • Selects and presents programs, classes and events for and with teens that educate, inform and inspire.
  • Instructs teens and adults in the use of technology, informational research, and digital literacy skills.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.
  •  As opportunities arise, educate the public about the value of public libraries. Creatively promote library services using the web, social media and displays.
  • Coordinates and supervises teen volunteers earning service credits for high school.
  • Takes a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating the overall teen services program.
  • Attends and participates in conferences, youth related system meetings, library committees and staff meetings; reads professional literature; current with technology and stem related programming
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:

• Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors’ degree

• One or more years of professional experience in a library setting, with supervisory or administrative experience preferred.

• Experience in working for and with young adults (ages 12 to 18).

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

• Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of young adults.

•  Knowledge of current trends in library services and proficiency with technology.

• Knowledge of standard library procedures, Internet and database searching, and instruction.

ABILITIES:

• Strong customer service skills and must enjoy working with the public.

• Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, including through email and social media.

• Ability to identify and translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs.

• Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer     groups and to serve the public courteously.

• Able to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.

•  Able to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media and comfortable instructing teens and adults in its use.

•  Must be able to lift and carry bags of books or boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

• Comfortable presenting or speaking to large groups.

•  Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid driver’s license.

•  Must be available to work evenings and Saturdays.

This is a non-exempt position at 37.5 hours a week. Eligibility for Wayne County Civil Service Library Assistant examination to receive permanent status.

Send a resume, 3 references, and cover letter to:
Williamson Public Library
Director, Kim Iraci at kiraci@pls-net.org by September 11, 2017. 

Benefits includes single health insurance coverage, NYS Retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick time.

The Williamson Public Library is a municipal library chartered to serve the Town of Williamson in Williamson, NY. The Library is a top circulating library in the Pioneer Library System and noted for its excellence in service. The Town of Williamson is located along the Lake Ontario shoreline with open landscape, orchards, and small-town charm. The community is minutes away from Webster and the City of Rochester.

Check us out at https://www.williamsonlibrary.org

Posted  8/29/2017

Reference and Interlibrary Loan Librarian

Private College with strong nursing, allied health, business undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs seeks a permanent, part-time librarian to fill evening and weekend hours.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS and effective interpersonal skills.  
Preferred: Research desk and ILLiad experience. Dedication and commitment to a part-time position.

Salary is competitive.

Send letter of application, curriculum vita and a list of three references to:

Deb Lucas-Alfieri, Head of the Search Committee 
Montante Family Library
D'Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

Or submit electronically to: lucasd@dyc.edu

Application materials must be submitted by: 9/8/2017.  Interviews will begin immediately thereafter.  


D’Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 8/28.2017

Library Director

The Watervliet Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director. 
 
A municipal public library serving a user population of approximately 10,000, the Watervliet Public Library is governed by a five-member board of trustees. The Library recently opened a fully renovated and expanded 3,700 sf facility that boasts a dedicated space for youth collections and services, an adult reading room, and a digital learning center.  Library circulation, visits, and program attendance have all significantly increased as the result of the new facility.  Building on that success, the community recently voted to substantially increase annual funding for library services.  The Board is looking for a Director to continue this growth and maximize the positive impact the library has in the community. 
 
The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; budget management; supervision of staff and volunteers; public relations and community outreach; fund raising; and grant writing. 

The position is scheduled to work 35 hours per week, with predominantly weekday hours and occasional Saturday hours to support library programs and events.  The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university AND some post-MLS experience managing a public library or major library services.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, familiarity with current library technologies, and a positive and professional attitude.  Demonstrated experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management is also highly desirable.  Fund-raising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus.  The Library Director’s annual salary will be $40,000 – $45,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience.

To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to wtvtsearch@watervlietpubliclibrary.org.

Review of applications will begin on Wednesday 9/6/17 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Posted 8/30/2017

Manager, Administration and Finance - Upper Hudson Library System (Albany, NY)

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) is seeking an experienced and dedicated professional to join our team. We are a cooperative public library system based in Albany, NY, primarily funded by New York State with a total staff of 10 FTE.  UHLS provides services to strengthen and connect the 29 independent public libraries in New York’s Albany and Rensselaer Counties.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Executive Director and is primarily responsible for the operational administration of the System’s activities in the areas of finance, human resources/employee benefits, facilities management, and government reporting. The Manager, Administration and Finance supervises the UHLS Finance Specialist; works closely with all UHLS staff and assists member libraries; serves as primary contact with our building tenants; and is a member of the UHLS Management Team.

The successful candidate will:

  •  hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, or a closely related field; AND have two (2) or more years of related employment experience in a similar work environment; 
  • demonstrate the ability to handle tasks independently and manage multiple priorities, deadlines, and reporting cycles;
  • demonstrate excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing;
  • demonstrate a strong commitment to customer service in all interactions with staff, member libraries, vendors, etc. and;
  • project an optimistic, positive, and professional attitude.

Experience working in a non-profit organization or government agency is a preferred quality.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including participation in the NYS Retirement System. The starting salary for this position will be $55,000.  

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to searchcommittee@uhls.org.  The review of applications will begin on Monday, September 11, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  

A complete job description for the position can be found here and additional information about the Upper Hudson Library System can found at www.uhls.org.

Posted 8/21/2017

Metadata and Reference Librarian

The Cazenovia College Library is seeking a detail oriented and user-centered Metadata and Reference Librarian willing to work full time night hours Sunday through Thursday.

The successful candidate will assist with the creation of a digital archive and creating original metadata for the digital archive, liaise with the college archivist, perform original and copy cataloging in Millennium for the library’s collection (print, electronic, and media), be responsible for the overall completeness, accuracy, and currency of the collection records, oversee the library during evening hours, and assist students, faculty, and staff with their research needs. As a small college library, flexibility and the willingness to pitch in during other projects and occasionally cover other hours is needed.

Qualifications: 

• A masters degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
• Experience with or advanced coursework in metadata and cataloging. • Knowledge of MARC and RDA format.

Preferred:

• Experience using D Space.
• Experience using Millennium.
• Experience providing reference services.
• Supervisory experience.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and names and addresses of at least three professional references to:
Office of Human Resources
95 Albany Street
Cazenovia College Cazenovia, New York 13035

or hr@cazenovia.edu

AA/EEO

Posted:8/22/2017

Digital Resources and Systems Librarian

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library invites applications for an entry level, full-time, tenure-track, Digital Resources and Systems librarian at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.

As part of the Library Information Technology Services Department, this librarian will facilitate patron discovery and ensure consistent access to Milne's collection of digital resources. This includes administration of discovery services, research databases, electronic journals & books, OpenURL resolvers, and electronic resources management systems. This position will maintain professional relationships with external service providers, technology suppliers, and consortial partners, in addition to faculty, staff, students, and other campus stakeholders. Moreover, the Digital Resources & Systems Librarian will work collaboratively with staff to transition Milne's remaining print serials collection to digital formats. This position reports to the Library Director.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, coordination, and administration of Milne's digital resources and discovery services
  •  Provide relevant statistical data and metrics, including usage and cost analysis, to support collection analysis and development decisions
  •  Coordinate and assess the implementation of metadata strategies supporting the discovery and timely access to digital resources through the library's catalog and knowledge base
  • Provide technical advice and hands-on support in integrating, troubleshooting, and resolving various issues with library systems and digital resources
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to identify discovery needs and improve user experience
  • Plan, organize, and evaluate workflows that are both cost-effective and responsive to the needs of other library departments and of library users
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to identify discovery needs and improve user experience

Required Qualifications

  •  Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent
  •  Minimum 2 years of experience working with library systems in an academic library

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with technology troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and/or coding HTML/CSS
  • Ability to utilize APIs and web based services
     

Instructions: 

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how his/her qualifications meet the position requirements and a CV on Geneseo's website. Contact information for three references should be supplied at application. References will be contacted after initial interviews.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Applications must be completed by September 11, 2017. It is anticipated that preliminary phone interviews will be conducted starting mid September. On-campus interviews will likely begin toward the end of September.

Posted 8/17/2017

Law Library Evening Supervisor

Employment Opportunity – University at Buffalo Libraries

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 Law Library, providing front-line customer service to library users assisting with the selection, use and borrowing of library materials;
  • Hire, train, schedule, and manage a crew of student assistants; 
  • Support Delivery+, the libraries’ document delivery service, during evening hours to ensure that all delivery service activities are completed efficiently and in accordance with established policies;
  • Manage the course reserves operation located in the Law Library, using established service standards, to ensure that course reserve materials are made readily available to library users;
  • 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 who work and study in the Law Library on weekday evenings;
  • Be responsible for closing the library and work to resolve security and safety issues during evening hours when necessary.

Named for the Honorable Charles Brown Sears, the Law Library occupies six floors in the center of the Law School. Our services and research collections are carefully tailored to meet the research instruction needs of the University at Buffalo School of Law's students. Our beautiful facility, often referred to as “the heart of the Law School,” provides a comfortable, modern setting that is very conducive to the study of law.

Our library’s fine collection of more than 600,000 volumes and microform equivalents plus a wide array of online resources in legal and cross-discliplinary subjects is augmented by convenient access to the university’s three-million-volume research collection. When research material is not available on campus, UB School of Law students are encouraged to use our extensive and efficient interlibrary loan network. The library’s instructional technology resources include a state-of-the-art computer classroom, thirty-three networked computer workstations offering a variety of software, numerous laptop connections, and extensive audiovisual curricular support.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An Associate’s degree;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications such as Access, Word, Excel, and Outlook 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 supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to stay focused and organized; the incumbent must be able to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish daily tasks and large projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems by finding solutions that are guided by existing guidelines, policies, and procedures;
  • A strong commitment to customer service;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary for an incumbent to be successful in this position.

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 such as ExLibris Aleph;
  • At least two years of experience supervising and coordinating the work and activities of student assistants;
  • Experience using Microsoft Office software to facilitate the collection, analysis and reporting of data.

Work Hours: Hours will vary based on academic calendars and operational needs.

Current work hours:

Fall and Spring Semesters: Sunday through Thursday 3:15 PM – 11:15 AM

Intersession: Monday through Friday 9:15 AM -5:15 PM

Summer session first half: Monday through Thursday 1:15 PM to 9:15 PM, Friday 9:15 AM – 5:15 PM

Summer session second half: Monday through Friday 9:15 AM – 5:15 PM

Salary:

$39,500 - $42,000.

To apply:

Visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting number P1700152. All applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. Interested candidates should upload a resume and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references including their email addresses. Please provide reference information at the end of your cover letter. 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.

Posted 8/11/2017

Instructional Technology & Media Specialist

Job ID: SCEN0115821-0000
 

Job Description:

With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. We have an incredibly diverse population and remain committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We value a culture of equity and are driven to ensure that race economics and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported, each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

The Schenectady City School District has openings for the 2017-18 school year and is now accepting applications for Instructional Technology and Media Specialist (K-12). NYS Teacher Certification is required (must have applicable certification at time of hire) as a Library Media Specialist or General Educator (K-6). Google Educator Certification preferred.

This will be an on-going recruiting process until filled. 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize digital technology and integration through effective pedagogy and instructional practices.
  • Collaborate, co-plan, and co-teach lessons with classroom teachers on digital integration, digital citizenship, and other 21st century skills.
  • Understand how to utilize technology to differentiate and scaffold for a variety of learning needs (both adult learners and child learners).
  • Encourage students to explore the world around them through print and online resources.
  • Keep an open mind to growing position as “librarian” as we evolve our library program.
  • Support tech integration in our buildings.
  • Analyze complex texts and other resources for credibility, effectiveness, culturally responsiveness, and instructional intent.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133.

The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

Application Deadline: 09/30/2017

Start Date: 09/01/2017