Reference Librarian - Genesee Community College (Part-Time)
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017

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 the end of the day on January 7, 2018. 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.  

Library Director - E.H. Butler Library at SUNY Buffalo State College
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
E. H. Butler Library at SUNY Buffalo State College seeks a Library Director to provide leadership, strategic vision, and oversight for the Library and to create an environment that fosters the intellectual and creative accomplishments of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This position reports to the Provost.
Buffalo State is the largest comprehensive college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. We are a diverse and inclusive college committed to the intellectual, personal, and professional growth of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Buffalo State is an urban campus community that offers small college learning environments coupled with large university opportunities.
For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions, go to
The application deadline is January 15, 2018.
Engagement and Educational Services Coordinator
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017

WNYLRC Now Accepting Applications for a newly created position   

Engagement and Educational Services Coordinator 


Location:  Western New York Library Resources Council, Airport Commerce Park  

       East, Suite 170, 4950 Genesee Street, Buffalo 

Date Posted: November 16, 2017 

Job Title:  Engagement and Educational Services Coordinator 

Reports to:  WNYLRC Executive Director 

Description:  Permanent full-time, Non-Exempt  

Salary range: Commensurate with experience and education 

Starting Date: March 1, 2017 

Deadline to apply: December 29, 2017 for first consideration, applications accepted until 

                                position is filled 


With the Executive Director and WNYLRC Staff, the ideal candidate plans, coordinates, and administers all aspects of WNYLRC’s member professional development program, the statewide Ask Us 24/7 virtual reference service,  and WNYLRC’s marketing and social media communications. ?This position works closely with members through various committees and consultations with WNYLRC staff to offer dynamic programming to our members as well as provide training and mentoring for Ask Us 24/7 participants. This position requires travel and attendance at various statewide meetings, conferences, and events. WNYLRC offers excellent benefits including NYS retirement, life insurance, subsidized health insurance, and substantial vacation, personal, and sick time.  


Minimum Requirements:  MLS or MLIS.  Preferred candidates will have three years of experience in a library setting, be highly proficient with technology, have an understanding of the evolving role of education and professional development in meeting career and professional needs of WNYLRC members, have a customer service focus, have a desire to teach and train library colleagues and have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Experience with developing curriculum and instructional design and methods are highly desirable.  See the complete job description here. To apply, complete the online application by Friday, December 29, 2017 for first consideration. You will be required to upload a cover letter, a resume and a list of references using an online form here. 


About WNYLRC:  

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. 


IDD (Instructional Design and Development) library and information science Intern
Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017

Summary: In conjunction with the duties below, the IDD library and information science intern works with unit staff to identify and organize material for shelving, digitization, or discard, and creates finding aids to promote discoverability and ease of access.

Essential Duties:

  • At the direction of IDD staff, the intern:
  • Sorts physical holdings to identify material for shelving, digitization, or discard
  • Organizes and arranges electronic and physical holdings for commonsense access by staff researchers, trainers, and instructional designers
  • Digitizes materials for electronic storage and retrieval
  • Creates indexes and finding aids, including establishing and implementing metadata, to promote discoverability of material


  • Recently acquired or working toward a master’s degree in library science
  • Basic understanding of best practices in metadata creation, archiving, and cataloging
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Job-Related Physical Requirements:

  • Able to sit for long periods
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds

Travel Requirements:

  • None


Joshua Gordon, MLS

Instructional Designer/Production Coordinator

Center for Development of Human Services

SUNY Buffalo State

425 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203





Jeanette Koncikowski, EdM

Senior Manager of Instructional Design and Development

Center for Development of Human Services

SUNY Buffalo State

425 Michigan Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14203




Interlibrary Loan/Research Librarian
Posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Interlibrary Loan/Research Librarian: Private College with strong nursing, allied health, and business undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs seeks a permanent, part-time librarian to evening/weekend shifts. Required: ALA-accredited MLS and effective interpersonal skills. Preferred: Interlibrary loan processing experience (for example, ILLiad), research desk assistance to college community. Long term dedication and commitment to a part-time position.


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:


Interviews will begin immediately.


D’Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Technical Services Librarian - Full Time 11 months
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Golisano Library

Position Description and Responsibilities: Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time,11-month Technical Services Librarian, available October 2017. This academic support faculty position is responsible to the Director of Library Services for acquisitions, cataloging and classification of library collections, maintaining the stacks and administration of other library technical services operations. Responsibilities include supervising the cataloging of library materials and the withdrawal of materials from the collection; hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating Library assistants and student staff; selecting vendors and subscription agents for purchase of materials and overseeing the ordering, check-in and physical processing of materials; overseeing inventory and spacing needs of physical stacks; overseeing budget and compiling annual statistics relating to physical and electronic resources; maintaining displays of new books; overseeing donations & gift materials processing; making decisions on retention and backfile formats for print subscriptions in collaboration with librarians & faculty; participate in the schedule of research assistance desk coverage, which may include evenings & weekends; provide information literacy instruction, participate in campus-wide faculty responsibilities, and serve as liaison to the School of Education and Social Work.

The Technical Services Librarian will be part of a service-oriented team of eight library staff committed to the delivery of excellent library services supported by state-of-the-art technology. Opened in 2007, the B. Thomas Golisano Library features green technology (LEED Silver Certification), ample computer access, wireless connectivity, innovative design, and varied and comfortable study seating. A student constituency in excess of 1,700 includes resident, commuter, adult/non-traditional, and distance/online learner populations.


Qualifications: Requirements include a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support and identify with the College’s Christian mission and identity; two years professional-level library work experience including cataloging with OCLC and with an integrated library system or library service platform. Proficiency in the use of office software, particularly spreadsheets is valuable. Capacity for personnel supervision required. Experience with Alma or Voyager, familiarity with RDA, and a second graduate degree in subject discipline a plus.


Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required (available at Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and a resume to:

Mr. Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services

B. Thomas Golisano Library

Roberts Wesleyan College

2301 Westside Drive

Rochester, NY 14624-1997

For electronic submission of application materials, further information, or a detailed job description, please contact Mr. Ballard at:


RWC and NES comply with all applicable 

Lead Programmer/Analyst (Information Technology Specialist)
Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Employment Opportunity 
University at Buffalo Libraries

The University Libraries seek a service-oriented, collaborative IT professional to join a team of technology professionals who are the frontline technical support and primary information resource for the computing and networking needs of the Libraries’ faculty and staff.  In this role, you will provide support for PC hardware, software and peripherals in a networked environment and be responsible for continuous support and maintenance of a Windows-based virtual server environment that provides a standard suite of software, file sharing, anti-virus protection, and networked laser printing. You will also deliver technical support for instructional facilities and conference rooms located within the Libraries. As an active member of the university’s IT community, you will collaborate with UB Information Technology staff to resolve persistent technical problems that arise in the Libraries and to request additional technology-related services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and supports a secure, reliable Windows-based networked environment for the University Libraries, which includes file sharing, software standardization, enterprise virus and malware protection, central and cloud storage, routine backups of staff files, and networked laser printing.
  • Supports Windows-based virtualized servers using developed standards for the creation of user policies, profiles, and permissions. Provides routine server maintenance that includes coordinated backups and the use of enterprise solutions to monitor the detection of viruses, malware, and security breaches.
  • Provides phone and in-person support to Library faculty and staff for issues with VoIP phones, software, hardware, network, and email.
  • Creates, maintains and provides easy access to instructional guides and user documentation for Library faculty and staff.
  • Recommends computing hardware, mobile hardware, software and peripherals that effectively meet the technology needs of the Libraries and the professional requirements of the Libraries’ faculty and staff.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Computing Center and the Libraries’ faculty and staff for technical problem resolution and the provision of additional services related to network infrastructure and VoIP.
  • Works closely with the Computing Center to plan and implement campus-wide software, hardware, network, and security solutions.
  • Represents the Libraries’ IT department on various committees within and outside of the Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

We would like the Information Technology Specialist to have these minimum skills & experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with computer hardware, software and peripherals;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with Active Directory, Group Policy, LAN management tools, virtualized server environments, and security policies and procedures;
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook/Exchange and Skype for Business, Windows 7 and Windows 10 operating systems;
  • Proven work experience in the field of customer service;
  • Excellent communication, telephone, organizational and helpdesk skills;
  • Ability to interact with both technical and non-technical faculty, staff, and students at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to provide resolutions to a variety of technical problems in a timely manner;
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and react to situations with an appropriate sense of urgency and ownership when priorities change;
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work well with members of a well-integrated team.

Preferred Experience:

We’d be excited to know if you also have the following skills and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a computer-related discipline;
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in a business, academic, or technology setting;
  • Familiarity with the mission and operation of a large academic research library;
  • Knowledge of Linux and Unix;
  • Knowledge of current web technologies and experience with CSS, XHTML, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, and Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS).

Salary: Competitive

 To apply: 

All applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Visit and search for posting number P1700221. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position. Please provide contact information for three professional references, including email addresses, at the end of your cover letter.

Applications will be accepted through 12/06/2017.

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 committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environme

Posted 10/26/2017

Library Director I
Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Hamilton Public Library Employment Opportunity

Civil Service Position & Classification: Library Director I – Competitive Reports To: Library Board of Trustees

Application Deadline: November 5, 2017

Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2018

The Hamilton Public Library is currently seeking a dynamic Library Director to carry on our rich tradition of service and excellence. As Library administrator, the Library Director has overall charge of the Library services, resources, staff, financial and business administrative functions, and facility development. The Library Director works under the general supervision of the Library Board of Trustees, and with them provides executive direction and oversight for the Library.

Nestled among the rolling hills and scenic landscape of Central New York, Hamilton is home to Colgate University, Community Memorial Hospital and a high-quality preK-12th  grade school system. This quaint village supports a vibrant downtown filled with boutiques, ethnic restaurants, and a movie theater. Cultural events and sporting activities are abundant. The Hamilton Public Library is centrally located on the village green. Under the leadership, guidance, and administration of the Library Director, the Library provides service to the community of Hamilton and surrounding area as a vital and vibrant community center. It is often one of the first points of contact for new residents and visitors alike. The Director serves as the public face of the Library out in the community, representing the Library in community groups and area events.

The Hamilton Public Library boasts an exceptional staff, a dedicated and hard-working Board of Trustees, and a very supportive Friend of the Library organization. Cooperation among all three groups have made possible many recent renovations and upgrades including a new teen space.

This is a 40hr/week salaried position with benefits for a professional Librarian. The starting salary range is $45-48, based on experience. Applicants with a Master’s Degree in Library Science in process may be considered.

This position is subject to Civil Service regulation, and applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for Library Director I. For further details about the position and requirements, please refer to the job description available through the employment link on our website

All interested applicants should send a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references (at least two must be from a direct supervisor) as PDF attachments to  Please put your full name and “Library Director” in the subject line.

Posted 10/26/2017

Library Clerk, Pawling NY
Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Sunday 11:30 AM – 4 PM, every Wednesday 6 PM – 8 PM, and alternating Tuesdays 5 PM – 8 PM. This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.


The library clerk performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  •  Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  •  A large degree of comfort with technology.
  •  Ability to answer questions about the library.
  •  Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position: Part-Time: 16 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay: $9 – 13/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit to apply.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, November 26th, 2017

Posted 10/26/2017

Library Director, Clifton Springs Library
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017

About the Position:

The Board of Trustees of the Clifton Springs (NY) Library seeks an innovative director to lead this village library with a staff of ten.   The Library is an association library with a stable endowment and an elected board of trustees.  Located in the Finger Lakes region, Clifton Springs, NY is a quaint village set in farming country, near two lakes, wineries, and the city of Rochester.

Essential Duties:

* Plan, implement and evaluate library services and collection.
* Administer the budget, finances, and personnel of the library.
* Manage the fund drive and all other annual fundraising efforts.
* Seek out and apply for grants, other development and funding sources.
* Maintain positive relationships with the Pioneer Library System, its member libraries, and all local community organizations.
* Promote community visibility and an online presence through website and social media.
* Develop policies in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.
* Stay ahead of library trends, the impact of changing information technology, and the amount of acceptable risk the Board is willing to take in implementing new ideas.
* A desire to meet and serve the public.

The Successful Candidate:

* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and project management skills.
* Acts independently and assumes responsibility.
* Commitment to providing high-quality service in an ever-changing public library environment, including familiarity with emerging technologies.
* Demonstrated experience in managing library personnel and budgets.
* Strong commitment to community relations.

Education and Experience:

* Required:  a Bachelor of the Arts or Sciences degree in an area of study applicable to library management.
* Preferred: A Master’s Degree in Library and Information studies from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.
* Two or more years of professional library management experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

* Starting salary range based on education and experience: $ 32,000.00 – 42,000.00 annually.
* 10 vacation days after 6 months, one sick day per month, 13 holidays, 2 personal days per year.
* Other benefits may be discussed during the interview process.

To Apply:

Please forward resume and cover letter to:

Apply by November 20, 2017

Posted 10/23/2017

Librarian (Part-Time) - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, seeks a Librarian (Part-Time)

The Librarian supports the museum’s collection, emphasizing modern and contemporary art. Library holdings include monographs, exhibition catalogues, auction catalogues, periodicals, reference works, special ephemera, and other materials. The Librarian reports directly to the Curator for the Collection.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.

Required Qualifications

  • 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 preferred.
  • Reading knowledge of a language other than English preferred.

Apply for this position online @

Posted: 10/11/2017