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Library Director III

Liverpool Public Library

Job Description:  Liverpool Public Library Seeks Director

The Liverpool Public Library located in Central New York and serving a population of 51,000, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director.

Requirements include an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, a NYS Public Librarian's Professional Certificate, six (6) years of post masters professional level experience, two (2) of which must have been in an administrative capacity.

Starting salary is $60,000-$86,115 DOE.

For more information about applying for the position see http://www.lpl.org

The deadline for applications: Friday, May 30, 2014.

Apply to: Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references as Word or PDF attachments via email to directorsearch@LPL.org

or by mail to:
Director Search
Liverpool Public Library
310 Tulip St
Liverpool, NY 13088

The deadline for applications is Friday, May 30, 2014.

Additional Information: For information about the position see http://www.lpl.org/about-the-library/employment/openings-at-lpl/2111-accepting-applications-for-library-director-position

Posting Ends: 5/30/2014

D'Youville College

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Clerk: Private College with strong nursing, allied health, business and education undergraduate and graduate programs seeks a permanent, part-time interlibrary loan and document delivery clerk to fill daytime shift hours.

Required: High School diploma. General understanding of computers and office equipment.

Preferred: Associate degree, working knowledge of ILLiad, and experience working in an academic library.

Sandy Costanza
Head of the Search Committee
Montante Family Library
D'Youville College
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

Or submit electronically to: costanza@dyc.edu.

D'Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Technology and Outreach Librarian


  • As a Department Head, manage the IT Administrator, the Computer Resource Center staff, the Technical Services Supervisor and the Programming Coordinator.
  • Oversee the technology in the building including hardware – computers, printers, CCT system, server, software, A/V equipment for meeting room and all departments.
  • Make recommendations on purchases for technology, including a schedule for replacement of current equipment and assists the professional staff with evaluation and selection of electronic resources.
  •  Use social media to promote the library’s programs and services and be the go-to person for posting on those media.
  • Use social media and other avenues to make outreach to other organizations in the community in order to collaborate with them.
  • Participate in appropriate staff committees and make recommendations on staff training and conduct the technology related staff training.
  • Maintain the library’s website and oversee the process for staff input of ideas and information to maintain and update the library Web site.
    •         At least three years’ experience (or equivalent) working in a public library
    •         Supervisory experience
    •         Master’s degree from an accredited Library Science program
    •         Knowledge of computers, software applications and technology
    •         Bilingual-Spanish preferred
    •         Community outreach and/or programming experience desirable

Salary range -- $55,000-$60,000. Benefits include New York State Retirement, health insurance, flexible spending plan, deferred compensation plan, vacation, personal and sick leave.

Please send resumes to ashaw@nyacklibrary.org by April 16, 2014. 

Empire State Digital Network Metadata Specialist

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a nonprofit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to join the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), a statewide initiative to deliver content from New York’s cultural heritage institutions to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Position Overview:
The ESDN Metadata Specialist is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to open to early-career and experienced information professionals. Candidates should be interested in facilitating the harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations throughout New York State. The Metadata Specialist will then transform metadata from various systems and schemas into approved data models for contribution to DPLA.

In coordination with the ESDN Manager and Technology Specialist, the Metadata Specialist will participate in the investigation, evaluation, and selection of key technologies to meet program objectives. This person will also serve as a primary contact point for inquiries about metadata sharing for the Empire State Digital Network and will be responsible for provenance tracking of ingested metadata.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions via the DPLA. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential.

If you fill this position you will be asked to:
• Work with the project manager and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
• Work directly with data harvesting and aggregation tools such as REPOX.
• Have hands-on experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools and scripts.
• Be comfortable and familiar working with XML and XML manipulation, for example XSLT, XPath, schema validation, etc.
• Apply analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
• Work closely with project partners and provide leadership in creation of statewide best practices for metadata creation, metadata analysis, and project workflow improvements.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
• Experience working in a library, archive or cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
• Practical experience with all aspects of metadata creation including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
• Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
• Experience working with protocols and data models such as OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF.
• Familiarity with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as AACR2 and RDA.
• Familiarity with one or more scripting languages and APIs.
Position details:
This position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Metadata Specialist reports to the ESDN Manager. The salary range is $55,000-65,000, commensurate with experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package. Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO’s offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City.

Application details:
The application period ends April 18th, 2014. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to info@metro.org with “ESDN Metadata Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

View the posting on our website:

2014 riverrun (paid) Special Collections Internship

Under the direction of the Special Collections Manager/Rare Book Curator, the intern will conduct research on one (or more) of the following B&ECPL Rare Book collections listed below. Research will include history and provenance of the collection, significance of the collection locally and beyond, and value and importance of the collection to the Library, monetarily and/or culturally. Items that would enhance or round out the collection may also be identified. The intern shall conduct two (2) public presentations on the completed research and the collection. At least one of the presentations will be held at the downtown Central Library. In addition, the intern shall submit a written report, for archival public information purposes.
Research and presentation(s) shall be completed over the course of June, July and August. It is anticipated the intern will work 12 hours per week for a period of 10 weeks. There may be some flexibility in the scheduling process.


  • Cuneiform - Study of Babylonian history, the tablets and cones themselves, and the Edgar Banks Expedition that procured them.
  • Bruce Shanks Collection - Study political cartoons in the collections and Buffalo News, and the context of Shank's work from 1930s through early 1970s.
  • Censorship of The Grapes of Wrath-library archives contain copies of newspaper clippings and correspondence regarding Head Librarian Alexander Galt's decision in 1939 to ban The Grapes of Wrath. Study will examine this decision in the historical context of censorship and in relation to the Library's ownership of the manuscript of Huckleberry Finn.
  • Shakespeare Folios - Identify and study the books of Shakespeare's time to supplement the Library's collection of First, Second, Third and Fourth Folios. Research will include an annotated bibliography of books that BECPL does and does not own and a contextual narrative of life in Elizabethan England.
  • Zorah Berry Collection- Buffalo impresario who brought many important musicians, (Rachmaninoff, Heifetz, etc.) to Buffalo from the 1920s to late 1950s. Study would include the Zorah Berry Scrapbook Collection, Buffalo Programs and Zorah Berry Music Series and photo collection.


  • Current Graduate student in a Humanities or Social Sciences field, such as Literature, History, Art or Library Science
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills - oral and written
  • Self motivated and ability to work independently

The candidate must submit a resume and an essay, not to exceed two pages, expressing their interest in an internship of this nature, which collection they would choose to research and why.

Send to:

Jeannine M. Doyle
Human Resources Officer
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203

Compensation is $2,000.

Posting Ends: 04/21/2014


New York Medical College seeks a Library Director

New York Medical College (NYMC) is a leading health sciences university and biomedical research, clinical care and teaching institution, invites applications for the position of Lillian Hetrick Huber Director of the Health Sciences Library (HSL).

The Library director reports directly to the Chancellor (CEO) and provides dynamic leadership and oversight for the HSL of NYMC.  The Director assures the delivery of high quality academic and knowledge-based resources and tools that align the library’s strategic plan with the goals of the College and University System, notably: the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and the School of Health Sciences and Practice, Graduate Medical Education, clinical affiliations, and all university programs and initiatives as appropriate.

The applicant needs to be qualified for appointment to both a faculty and to an administrative position. 

Please send CV with cover letter including salary requirement to:recruiter@nymc.edu.  A detailed description of the position can be found at http://www.nymc.edu/DirectorHSL.


Deadline for applications is May 31, 2014.

Library Director

Chatham Public
Immediate full-time position for a very active library in a vibrant community.

MLS from an ALA-accredited school, Public Librarian Certification, plus 3 years of library management experience required.

If interested, please submit letter outlining qualifications, resume and 3 reference letters, no later than April 9, 2014 to:

Cheryl Nuciforo, Superintendent
Chatham Central School District
50 Woodbridge Avenue
Chatham, NY 12037.

For more information about Chatham Public Library, please visit http://chatham.lib.ny.us/

Library Director III

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, New York, located in the northern part of the state near Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, is searching for a Library Director III.

This administrative position directs a library serving a population of 26,000 with a budget of $1.2 million and annual circulation of 170,000. This position supervises 13 FTE, including four professional librarians in a union environment. The work involves planning, directing, and administering library operations and budgets in accordance with policies determined by the Library Board of Trustees. The Library Director should exhibit working knowledge of 21st century public library trends, emerging technologies, have demonstrated leadership skills, and be able to provide evidence of forward thinking and successful implementation of new ideas.

Minimum qualifications: An MLS from an ALA accredited school, eligible for certification by the New York State Education Department, and six (6) years of professional experience in a library of recognized standing, two (2) or more which must have been in an administrative capacity. Experience in a public library preferred.

Salary range: $65,000-$70,000 depending on experience.

Applications are due by May 1, 2014.

Please see the following websites for more information and to apply:




Elementary Librarian

Elementary Librarian wanted to Build Collection and run Library/ Media Center as part of dynamic new Charter School--- Renaissance Academy Charter School of the Arts.

Opening this August (2014) with K-2 and expanding a grade each year until we are K-6, our arts infused, humanities rich school will have 3 classes/ grade ultimately enrolling +/- 500 students.

Initially work as a consultant to build the collection (with academic and arts teams) during the Spring, and get contract in August. We are flexible and will consider both full or part time employment.

Detailed school and application information may be found at www.renacad.org under employment link.

Apply to: www.renacad.org follow links

Posting Ends: 04/30/14

Archival Assistant/Cataloger

Job Description: The position will involve the following activities:

Primary needs:

o Box, folder, and item level cataloging, description, and arrangement.
o Use of PastPerfect for collection management/cataloging.
o Scanning and reproduction.
o Maintain website

Secondary needs:
o Maintain museum digital displays.
o Reference services.
o Maintain finding aids.
o Assisting with special projects, such as group visits and museum events.

Desired Qualifications
. Minimum of three years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards and providing reference services in an archive.
. Evidence of developing archival collections and working with donors.
. Technologically savvy with evidence of working knowledge of digitization standards, metadata and cataloging schemas, and digital preservation strategies.
. Master's degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) is a plus.
. American Sign Language experience and knowledge of deaf culture or willingness to learn.

Apply to: 
Dr. Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621
Fax: 585-544-0383

Additional Information: The Rochester School for the Deaf Archive Center holds two primary collections: Documents and Audio-Visual records. These collections include photographic prints, negatives, films, books, newsletters, and much more. Items in these collections span more than 130 years. Some items date back to the founding of RSD in 1876 and encompass over 100 cubic feet of historical materials. The Archive Center also develops and manages a museum with exhibits of key historical objects and digital displays.

The Archive Center's mission is to collect, hold, care for, and make available for research, historical documents, photographs, artifacts and other valuable records of Rochester School for the Deaf. The Center is managed by a dedicated team of volunteers and is open to members of the RSD community, researchers from academia as well as interested individuals from the private sector.

Posting Ends: 05/31/2014

First Year Experience Librarian

Hamilton is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,812 diverse and talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40 countries. More information can be found at www.hamilton.edu/about.

The division of Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Hamilton College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for appointment to the position of Research & First Year Experience Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction Services, this position is part of a newly merged organization made up of library and technology professionals dedicated to student success. We seek a colleague who will bring inventive ideas to the forefront, and motivate others to work collaboratively to achieve results. Hamilton's First Year Experience (FYE) is a strategic initiative to provide an integrated academic and residential experience for its new students. This position is an exciting opportunity to develop and guide the division's role within the first year program at Hamilton. The Research and FYE Librarian will work with faculty and academic support centers to incorporate information literacy concepts into first year classes, assist in creating authentic research experiences, and articulate the library's impact on student success.

Hamilton boasts a number of innovative initiatives, including a nationally recognized effort supporting digital humanities, integration of academic and career planning, and experimentation with online learning/MOOCs through membership in edX. Support for the academic program is facilitated by a decade-long partnership of librarians and technologists known as the HILLgroup. Hamilton is a member of important national and regional consortia including the Oberlin Group, ConnectNY, and CLIR, and has a commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees.

Hamilton College is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Excellent faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student faculty ratio of 9:1, provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, to prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. The College encourages respect for differences. Hamilton's commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program. Hamilton's 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. and is only one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast.


  • Manages Library Instruction for first-year students and provides curriculum-integrated instructional sessions to freshmen classes.
  • Collaborates with key partners within academic programs that support the first year experience.
  • Develops and implements innovative programming to engage first year communities with the library.
  • Builds effective relationships with faculty and other academic partners through ongoing outreach and engagement activities.
  • Creates targeted outreach messaging and organizes special events for freshmen.
  • Actively supports the continuous improvement of the team's instructional programs and practices.
  • Provides traditional and electronic research services, including some nights and weekends.
  • Provides in-depth research consultations with students and faculty.
  • Develops instructional content, including classroom, online, and mobile learning formats.
  • Collaborates closely with other librarians in the creation, implementation, and assessment of first-year Information Literacy learning objectives.
  • Actively participates in a variety of professional development activities, including conference presentations.
  • Participates in collection development.


To be recommended for appointment, candidates must have:

  • Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or equivalent advanced degree from an accredited academic institution.
  • Experience designing and implementing engaging learning activities.
  • Experience in providing library reference/research assistance.
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support first year experience programs.
  • Demonstrated success teaching upper level high school and/or freshmen college students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of emerging technologies in library and classroom settings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with multimedia tools required for the creation of interactive instructional materials.

Apply to: 

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Posting Ends: 04/19/2014


Library Systems Administrator

Immediate Supervisor: Reports to Operations Manager

Job Responsibilities

Under direction, the Library Systems Administrator provides technical support to the Operations Manager to implement and coordinate the Hospitals and University at Buffalo Library Resource Network.  HUBNET is a web portal for biomedical resources for the University at Buffalo, its teaching hospitals and other institutional healthcare subscribers.


A degree in computer technology/science or related subject area, MLS with systems experience, or a combination of education, training, and significant work experience desired. A working knowledge of SQL database development and administration, Microsoft server administration and maintenance and Web site programming skills and experience required. Library experience preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Abilities to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Write and edit existing code
  • Troubleshoot technical server and script problems
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with University at Buffalo departments, hospitals, content vendors and University at Buffalo Computing & Information Technology
  • Interpret needs and design/create appropriate working software solutions according to HUBNET needs
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Plan, schedule, and organize work
  • Prepare accurate and complete reports (user accounts & usage statistics)
  • Tactfully interact with and respond to staff and patron technical problems/helpdesk

Knowledge of:

  • Programming and scripting languages: Perl, HTML, PHP, Javascript, CGI
  • Backup technology
  • Computer network and server operations and maintenance
  • Understanding of “hosted server” environments
  • Customer service methods
  • Administering SQL databases
  • Experience in creating and maintaining websites
  • PC hardware/software purchasing, installation, configuration, and maintenance
  • Internet
  • LAN/WANs
  • Microsoft Office and Internet applications


  • Serials Solutions
  • OCLC EZProxy
  • Sirsi/Dynix system
  • Library policies and procedures
  • Portable computing/mobile apps/Social Media

Percent of Time Illustrative Duties

45% Maintenance

  •  Assists with maintaining the daily operation of the HUBNET computer systems.
  • Assists with the purchase and installation of compatible hardware and software applications.
  • Performs computer system diagnostics, maintenance, and backup routines.
  • Assists with implementation and maintains network and workstation stability, security, and performance.

45% Development

  •  Develops and implements working software applications according to HUBNET needs.
  •  Participates in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the HUBNET website.
  • Participates in the development of procedures and network resource acquisition.

10% Miscellaneous

  • Maintains and increases knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences,  training seminars, and in-service training sessions.
  • Performs additional duties and assignments, as requested.

Permanent, salaried position.  Full benefits package included after eligibility period.    

Email cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to: Patricia E. Prior at pat.prior@gmail.com.

CIS, Inc./LCHIB/HUBNET is an AA/EOE employer.

Posted 3/18/2014


Director of Libraries 

Department:  Faculty
Office:  Jamestown, NY
Location:  Jamestown, NY

Thank you for considering Jamestown Community College in your search.

About Jamestown Community College:

Jamestown Community College, a SUNY institution, is a comprehensive community college with degree granting campuses in Jamestown and Olean, New York. JCC is an innovative, open access institution that meets regional education needs by providing transfer degree programs, career programs, community service, developmental education, and training programs for business and industry. Guided by principles that emphasize student success and continuous improvement, JCC welcomes applications from qualified, enthusiastic candidates.
Position Description:
This is a 12 month, tenure-line faculty position that directs all library operations at multi-campus sites, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services.

  • Prepares, administers, and monitors budgets for the libraries and facilitates budget for the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
  • Ensures development and assessment of the libraries’ bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies.
  • Provides leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
  • Prepares library sections of Middle States Association, ACEN, ACOTE, and other discipline accreditation and program approval reports.
  • Promotes student, faculty, administration, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
  • Supervises library staff and promotes and facilitates library staff growth and development.
  • Serves on college committees and task forces to ensure continuing library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching support of college programs, services, and activities.
  • Represents and promotes the college library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching as a member of professional organizations and consortia at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Conducts needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching services and direction.
  • Shares knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction.
  • Facilitates and supports the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching activities and resources.
  • Works in concert with the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and others to design and implement programs to support the development of faculty, in particular in areas related to the teaching/learning process.


Required: Master’s in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution and a minimum of three years of progressive administrative experience in academic libraries.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, grant-writing, problem-solving, budget management, and supervisory skills.  Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff.  A thorough knowledge of academic librarianship, ability to facilitate faculty development programs, and proficiency with state of the art technological innovations is essential. 

Must be able to:  coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting.  Attention to detail and accuracy is essential.  Knowledge of online library management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required.

Additional Information:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefit package.
Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background investigation.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following, which are required for consideration, by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

    Resume. (Linked-In Profile is not sufficient.)
    Cover letter

Posted 3/14/2014

Information Literacy / Instructional Design Librarian

(Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian)

Job posting P14-33694

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a highly productive, innovative Information Literacy / Instructional Design Librarian with a keen awareness of emerging instructional technologies and methods of assessing student learning.

 The successful candidate will play an essential role in the ongoing development and support of information literacy initiatives in a variety of in-person and online formats; create reusable online learning objects and templates; participate in integrating new technologies into instructional initiatives; teach credit-bearing and/or course-related information literacy classes; and develop plans and tools for formative and summative assessment.

Position includes assigned hours at the reference desk, including some evening/weekend hours. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany, SUNY, are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment.

Reports to the Head of the Information Literacy Department.

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=46845

Application deadline: April 14, 2014

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.


The Nyack Library is seeking a qualified individual to become part of our Adult Reference Department.  The duties of this professional librarian position will include:

· working at the Adult Reference Desk,

· responsibility for ordering and maintaining sections of the circulating collection as assigned,

· working an assigned number of hours in the Local History Room of the Library,

· teaching basic computer skills and/or software applications.

This is a full-time position with evenings and weekend work required.  This position will report to the Head of Reference

REQUIREMENTS:  A master’s degree from an accredited Library Science program is required as well as a New York State Public Librarian Certificate.  Digital literacy is required with competence in widely used software applications, social media and open-source applications.  Experience in archival and genealogical work and digitization of materials is preferred. Good communication skills, both written and verbal are required.

Benefits include health and dental insurance, New York State Retirement,  Deferred Compensation Plan, Flexible Spending Account and personal, sick and vacation leave.

Please send your resume to ashaw@nyacklibrary.org by March 31, 2014.


Regional Services Librarian

Northern New York Library Network – Potsdam, NY

The Northern New York Library Network seeks a creative librarian to maintain and extend the Network’s core information services.  The successful candidate will oversee regional resources such as e-books and the region’s union catalog, assist in the design and implementation of professional development classes, provide technical and digitization assistance to libraries, archives and other cultural organizations, oversee the Network’s public relations and publications programs, and provide outreach and training services to the membership.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively; knowledge of current and emerging technologies in librarianship; interest in the digitization of archival and special collections; excellent presentation and writing skills. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

Compensation: salary range $45,000-$50,000 depending upon qualifications; excellent benefits. The Network strongly encourages and supports professional development.   Apply to: Northern New York Library Network, Potsdam, NY, by emailing resume and supporting materials to:  HR@nnyln.org   Position open until filled.

About the Northern New York Library Network:  The NNYLN offices are located in Potsdam, NY, near both the Adirondack Mountains Blue Line and the St. Lawrence River/Thousand Islands region.  The Network is a reference and research resources council (3Rs), providing a wide range of services to libraries of all kinds in its seven county service area.  The Network collaborates with libraries and systems throughout the state through its membership in the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.

Assistant Librarian

SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

Provide reference service to the Maritime College Community; perform other duties/special projects as assigned.


    Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff and the general public
    Provide circulation assistance as needed
    Perform other duties as assigned


    ALA-accredited MLS degree
    One year reference experience
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience in an academic library setting
    Knowledge of emerging library technologies

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range:  The Part-time Reference Librarian position is a United University Professions position. The anticipated salary is $20 per hour.  Review of application will commence immediately and conclude when position is filled.

Special Notes:  This is a part-time college year (August - May) appointment UUP position. FLSA non-exempt position, that is, eligible for overtime monies.  This position is for 20 hours per week during regular daytime operating hours.

Internal and external posting to occur simultaneously

Budget Title: Assistant Librarian

Line Item#: 00390

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online at http://maritime.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=46813

Please submit:    
    Cover letter.
    Contact information for three professional references.

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.

URL: www.sunymaritime.edu/hr

Student Services Librarian

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek applicants for the position of Student Services Librarian in the Charles B. Sears Law Library. This is a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment. The Charles B. Sears Law Library has a collection of close to 600,000 volumes and volume equivalents and serves the research needs of the University at Buffalo Law School, the University community, surrounding colleges, the local bar and bench, and the general public. The Law School, with approximately 700 JD and LLM students and 50 full-time faculty members, has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship.

The Student Services Librarian develops and coordinates programs and services to enrich the law student experience, promotes library services through student events and social media, oversees the Law Library's Passport Acceptance Facility, and serves as the library liaison to the Buffalo Law Review, the Moot Court Board and other student organizations at the law school. In addition, the Student Services Librarian assesses students' research needs and satisfaction with library services annually through surveys and focus groups.

The incumbent provides reference assistance, collaborates with the Head of Collection Management and the Head of the Koren A/V Center to manage the library's study aids collections, and coordinates the upkeep of existing and the development of new LibGuides. The Student Services Librarian may participate in providing legal research instruction in the Legal Analysis Writing and Research Program and other law school courses.

The incumbent will assist law students with curriculum related projects that involve multimedia productions including video and audio production work. Duties will include teaching the fundamentals of digital video and audio production and editing; presentation of productions; and integration of productions within other media such as the embedding of a video in PowerPoint presentations. If necessary, on-the-job training will be provided for media services responsibilities.

The Student Services Librarian must be available to work evening and weekend reference shifts on a rotating basis. This position reports to the Director of the Law Library.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A J.D. from an accredited ABA Law School and a Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution;
  •  Minimum of 1 year of full-time professional employment in an academic law library;
  • Sound knowledge of legal systems, legal bibliography, and strong legal research skills;
  • Demonstrated experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology to deliver information services;
  • Advanced computer skills and the ability to learn new technologies quickly;
  • Strong and effective interpersonal, oral and written communication, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students, and staff;
  • Strong service orientation with the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele;
  •  Creative capacity to foster and manage change;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the University at Buffalo's promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach.

Salary Range: $58,000 minimum, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Apply to: All applicants must apply using the UBJobs website https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/Search for posting number 1400072.

Additional Information: 

  • Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position.
  • Include contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) at the end of your cover letter.
  • Provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in legal scholarly research and law library professional service. Attach this to your application as "Other Document 1."
  • Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff from the University Libraries and the Law School.

Review of applicants is currently underway. We anticipate that the position will be filled on or before June 1, 2014.

Posting Ends: 05/31/2014


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