Director of Library Services

Genesee Community College (Batavia, NY) invites applications for the position of Director of Library Services. Reporting to the Provost/Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director is responsible for overall leadership, administration, operation, development, and assessment of the Alfred C. O'Connell Library.

 The Alfred C. O’Connell Library is a vibrant, beautiful, technology-rich facility that supports research and study and provides resources, services, and programming to support student success and engagement.  Located at the heart of the campus and online at, it has 200,000 visits per year and serves GCC students, faculty, staff, and members of the 4-county Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming (GLOW) community.  The library connects users at all 7 campus locations with meaningful resources and student-centered services. Students rated library resources and services as the #1 item at GCC on the last two (2013, 2016) SUNY Student Opinion Surveys (SOS).  Librarians are active partners in the teaching and learning process, conducting more than 260 information literacy instruction sessions each year, providing research and technology consultations and workshops, and by creating an extensive collection of online tutorials and guides for students and faculty. The Library has an excellent, highly motivated staff of 4 full-time faculty librarians, 6 part-time librarians, and 3 full-time and 4 part-time support staff who embrace innovation and consistently seek ways of improving services.

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions, go to

 Applications accepted through March 19, 2017.

About Genesee Community College:

Genesee Community College is a public, open admission, learner-centered college. The College was founded in 1966 and serves a 2,300 square mile region in Western New York. Core values of the college include a commitment to quality, access, innovation, and highly personalized service. The College serves approximately 6,000 full-and part-time credit students each semester and more than 10,000 continuing education students each year. The atmosphere is informal, and faculty and staff members work as a team to ensure that the College provides the best educational, social, and cultural opportunities to students and other community members. Genesee takes pride in its many fine programs, technological advances, and community involvement.

Posted 2/10/2017

Libraries and Information Technology Science Librarian

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian.  Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library.  The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.

The successful candidate for this 12-month position will supervise the Science Library staff, manage the collections, and provide instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences.  To do so s/he must be able to work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills. While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues which engages in the development of policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  •        Have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
  •        Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
  •        Interest and desire to successfully use and support science resources.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  •        Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.
  •        Degree in the sciences or related research experience.
  •        Previous academic library experience.

Interested applicants must apply online at, uploading all required materials which are defined in the“special instructions to applicant” section. 

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

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private,independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged.
St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

Posted 2/10/2017

Director of Libraries-Hinkle Library-Alfred State (SUNY)

Director of Libraries: Hinkle Library, Alfred State College

Apply via this link:

About Alfred State College:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth.

Job Description:

Alfred State is seeking a Director of Libraries who will provide long-term planning, effective stewardship, and day to-day management of the Hinkle Library on the Alfred Campus and of the School of Applied Technology library on the Wellsville campus.  The Director, who reports to the Provost, oversees the work of librarians and support staff, and is responsible for the vision and direction of library operations in alignment with the college's mission, goals and initiatives. S/he will be the key point of contact with the SUNY Council of Library Directors and the SUNY Office of Library Services to implement and support SUNY-wide library collaboration and services. 

The successful candidate will be a strong leader, a collaborative manager, a forward thinking planner, and a relationship builder.  This leader will value collegiality and will foster an inclusive, participatory team environment that results in consensus-driven decision making. Serving a SUNY College of Technology, the director will be expected to anticipate and meet 21st century library challenges including integrating appropriate emerging technologies and open source resources.  At the same time, we seek a leader who is dedicated to both print and digital resources.

Specific responsibilities:

The Director:

  • Provides strategic vision and leadership working effectively with faculty and staff across campuses as an advocate for the library.
  • Is responsible for all aspects of library administration including long term planning, budget development and control, personnel selection, facilities management, and ongoing assessment of library resources and services.
  • Fosters an organizational culture of collegiality and service within the library and on campus.  Serves on campus committees and acts as the liaison to senior administrators.
  • Provides direction for the integration of appropriate and emerging technologies into the services and operation of the library, including forward thinking collection development and high-impact library initiatives to enhance student learning and to expand access to off-campus users.
  • Supervises and supports librarians, instructional support assistants and clerical workers, providing opportunities for training and professional growth, as well as providing evaluation and feedback in the context of college policy and union contracts.
  • Maintains and strengthens collaborative efforts with both SUNY and private regional colleges.
  • Serves on the Academic Affairs Collaboration Team (AACT).
  • Collaborates with the Director of Technology Services, the Director of Online Learning, as well as with deans and chairs, to meet student needs.
  • Works closely with the Student Success Center to optimize the library as a resource for academic achievement.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Institutional Advancement as needed to garner more resources for the libraries and the college.
  • Participates as a hands-on librarian in the day-to-day operations of the library, including direct service to students, faculty, staff and community.
  • Engages in additional work as needed to best serve the college.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master's or higher degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an accredited ALA program. Doctorate or second Masters preferred.
  • Three years administrative experience preferred in an academic library.
  • Working knowledge and experience with current and emerging technologies to provide and enhance library services in a changing academic library environment.
  • Supervisory and budget management experience.
  • Strong work ethic with demonstrated collaborative skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Active involvement with library and related organizations.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

Preference will be given to applications submitted by February 1, 2017.  All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume. 

Apply via this site:

Posted: 1/23/2017



Director, Morris Area Public Library District (Chicago area)

The Board of Trustees of the Morris Area Public Library District seeks a dedicated and dynamic leader to serve as Library Director.

Located just an hour from downtown Chicago, the community of Morris offers small-town charm with easy access to the greater Chicago area. Morris has been called a “Norman Rockwell” type of town, known for its strong community spirit, thriving downtown and year-round recreational opportunities.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to lead the library forward to becoming an even bigger presence in this delightful community.

For more information on the community and the library, and to apply for the position, please visit

Applications received by February 17 will receive first preference. We welcome phone and email inquiries.

John Keister and Associates
Executive Search for Libraries
p: 847-955-0541

Posted 1/18/2017

Visiting Summer Storyteller, Nioga Library System

Grigg-Lewis Workership
Visiting Summer Storyteller
Nioga Library System

Duties, Responsibilities and Scope of Position

  • Summer interns will participate in a training session with the supervising librarian on the New York State Summer Reading Program theme and literature-based programming for children in grades Pre-K-3 .  Elements of the Common Core will be introduced in these programs.
  • Part of the training will consist of scheduled visits to select member libraries to observe programs created and conducted by the supervising librarian.
  • With guidance and supervision, Interns will have the opportunity to develop their own ideas for library programs based on appropriate themes and literature, incorporating other media, e.g.crafts, games, music, etc.
  • Interns will be encouraged to develop their own materials to promote their programs, e.g. bookmarks, fliers, etc.Programs will be “packaged” with guidelines and program materials for future loan to member libraries.
  • Programs will be science based and include Common Core activities to compliment the 2016 New York State Summer Reading Theme.


The program runs from approximately Monday, May 15 to Friday, August 31, 2017 at an average 35 hours per week per intern (a total of 350 hours). Total payment for 350 hours will be $3,395.00).  Some evening and Saturday hours may be required.


Interns will be headquartered at the Nioga Library System.  Programming activities will take place at member libraries throughout Nioga’s service area.

Supervisor and Location

Grigg-Lewis Summer Reading Program Consultant will manage and supervise the program during the summer.  The System contact prior to the start of the program is:

Lisa Erickson
6575 Wheeler Road
Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 434-6167, ext. 33

Minimum Qualifications

  • A student registered to enter or continue a four-year college program
  • An interest in pursuing a degree in early childhood/elementary education or library science
  • Resident of Eastern Niagara County
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Oral communication skills with individuals and groups of varying ages, educational backgrounds and experiential levels.
  • Written communication skills.
  • An interest in working with children.
  • An ability to plan and coordinate tasks.
  • An ability to work independently in the completion of goals.
  • An ability to meet people easily, relate to children and express oneself clearly and concisely.
  • Tact, courtesy and good judgment.

Dress Code

Business Casual

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to carry programs to program locations.
  • Willing to use own vehicle if system-owned vehicles are unavailable.  (Nioga will provide mileage reimbursement).

Enhancement of System Services

Eleven member libraries in the Nioga Library System service area have no Children’s Librarian on staff.  Children are being served at these libraries where one staff person is in charge of all facets of library operations.  A prime time for libraries to conduct literature-based programs for children is during the summer in conjunction with the New York State Summer Reading Program.  The Visiting Summer Storyteller Program will enable all member libraries to enrich their summer selection of services and programs to children and their families.

Posted: 1/18/2017

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.

Project Archivist
Position announcement:
The Burchfield Penney Art Center seeks a Project Archivist to process the Artpark Archive Collection. This position will span 6 months and will entail completing the arrangement and description of 301 cubic feet of textual and image records. This position is contractual, offering a maximum sum of $10,000 for approximately 526 hours of work.
The Project Archivist will coordinate the detailed inventory and reconciling of disparate components of the collection, appraising the collection for duplicate content, and conducting the arrangement and description of the collection as a whole. The Project Archivist will create a DACS-compliant finding aid for the collection, a collection-level MARC-record, and an EAD finding aid for the collection utilizing available templates. The Project Archivist will work with Archivist Heather Gring to manage interns and volunteers for the project as well.
About the collection:
Located on the edge of the Niagara Gorge in upstate New York, Artpark offered residencies to well-known and emerging local and international avant-garde artists working in all media. At its peak, Artpark engaged more than half-a-million people annually during the summer seasons, and between 1974 and 1984, more than 200 artists and arts groups participated in its visual arts program. Today, these artists are represented in countless public and private collections around the world.
The Artpark Archive includes approximately 180 boxes of textual records and 80,000 images in the forms of slides, contact sheets and negatives. The inventory is approximately 50% complete, and the appraisal, description, and arrangement of the collection needs to be completed.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in Library Science with a concentration in Archival Studies, and 2 years of archival processing experience or relevant graduate experience processing complex archival collections.
Please send a resume, including three references, and cover letter, to
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Posted: 1/24/2017