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Children's Librarian/Librarian II

The Olean Public Library is seeking a full-time Librarian II to run our busy Children's Department. Work involves supervising the children's service staff, developing and directing children's library programs, and selecting materials for the children's collection.

. Trains, assigns duties, supervises and evaluates Children's department staff.
. Provides reference and readers' advisory service at the Children's reference desk.
. Recommends, plans, implements, and promotes new types of services based on patron needs and early childhood development research. Develops and conducts programs, tours, and story times.
. Serves as liaison for library services to community groups and other libraries.
. Prepares reports of activities in the Children's department.
. Evaluates, selects, and weeds library materials in the juvenile collection, keeping in mind current trends in children's literature and education.
. Writes and implements grants.
. Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, library system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and professional materials.
. Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:
. Knowledge of children's literature and programming as well as child development
. Experience providing early childhood or early literacy programming
. Ability to supervise the work of others
. Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
. Tact and courtesy in dealing with the public
. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
. Knowledge of computers, software applications and emerging technologies

Minimum Qualifications:
A Masters Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association; eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at time of application, possession of certificate at time of appointment; and two (2) years of professional library experience in children's services. Supervisory experience preferred.

This is a civil service competitive title; therefore appointment will be made on a provisional basis only. To be eligible for permanent status, the individual accepting appointment will be required to pass a civil service exam and score among the top three.

12 paid holidays, 22 vacation days, 3 personal days per year, health insurance, and New York State Employee's Retirement System. The 2014 hiring range for Librarian II is $37,488 - $39,003.

Apply to:  Send resume by May 2, 2014 by mail or email to:

Kim Mahar
Assistant Director

Olean Public Library
134 N. 2nd Street
Olean, NY 14760

Posting Ends:  05/03/2014


Part-time Children's Librarian

The Henrietta Public Library is looking for a technologically savvy, forward-thinking librarian to work under the direction of our Senior Children's Services Librarian and the Library Director. Job applicants must have a genuine love of working with children and families, be able to promote library and children's services in a rapidly changing technological landscape, and be capable of anticipating and preparing for library users' future needs. He or she will be an integral part of our team, providing first-rate patron services and helping the library as a whole set and achieve goals.

All of our staff:
. Loves to learn and welcomes new ideas.
. Takes pride in providing excellent customer service.
. Is energetic, welcoming, cooperative, flexible, pleasant, and eager to work as part of a team.
. Is organized, detail-oriented, and reliable.
. Communicates clearly and constructively.
. Looks for opportunities to serve and make the library the best it can be.
. Is comfortable with new technologies.
. Can stand, walk, crouch, twist, push/pull up to 75 pounds, and can lift up to 60 pounds.

Major Duties:
. Shares in selecting, purchasing, and weeding of children's materials in all formats.
. Plans, promotes, and conducts children's programming under the general direction of the Senior Children's Librarian.
. Assists the Senior Children's Librarian in providing outreach to organizations throughout the community.
. Maintains children's page on the website as well as on other social media outlets.
. Assists in the daily operation and supervision of the library.
. Participates in MCLS children's services meetings and serves on committees as appropriate.
. Provides reference and readers' advisory service at the reference desk for library users of all ages.
. Acts as a community resource for parents on early literacy skills and child development.
. Collaborates with staff on special projects.
. Other duties as assigned.

Special Qualifications
. Open and friendly with a genuine liking and respect for children.
. Strong desire to work with the public and a commitment to children's services.
. Passion for sharing literature and knowledge.
. Strong knowledge of children's services, children's literature, and child development.

Minimum Qualifications
. Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department, and a NYS Public Librarian's Certificate or eligibility.

16 hours/week, including some weekends and evenings.
Mondays 1:30-5:30
Tuesdays 9:30-1:30
Wednesdays 9:30-1:30
Thursdays 9:30-1:30
Saturday Rotation

Wages and Benefits
$18.25 per hour. This position receives no paid sick, vacation, or holiday time.

Statement of nondiscrimination
The library is an equal opportunity employer which complies with state and federal fair employment laws and regulations. The library does not discriminate in recruitment, training, promotion, or other terms of employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or military service.

Apply to:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to

Anne Hicks, Children's Librarian
Henrietta Public Library
455 Calkins Road
Rochester, NY 14623
ahicks@libraryweb.org by Friday, April 25th.

Your cover letter should address some specifics about why you are interested in this position at this library. We anticipate a large number of candidates and will be interviewing those whose cover letters and resumes are interesting, surprising, and demonstrate energy and drive.

Posting Ends:  04/25/2014


Librarian 2 (Cataloger)

Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) is seeking applications for a possible transfer to the position of Librarian 2 (Cataloger). 

To be eligible as a transfer candidate, applicants must hold a competitive class Librarian 2 position (was appointed from a civil service eligible list for the title and has successfully completed probation) within New York State.

This position is the one and only cataloger position within OCPL and serves all libraries within the Onondaga County Public Library system.  The Job requires the person in this position to work at a desk for most of the day doing very detailed and precise work while making the best decisions on how materials can be found in the catalog. This position works some Saturdays as part of the Technical Services support rotation, and reports to the OCPL Administrator for System and Member Services at the Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, New York 13202.  This is a civil service position with excellent benefits and participation in the New York State retirement system.

Salary: $51,144 - $56,605

Hours of Work: typically 9:00am – 5:00pm, M-F, Some Saturdays

Employee Benefits: http://www.ongov.net/employment/benefits.html

To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to personnel@onlib.org  by 4/27/14.  Please note subject line as “Librarian 2 transfer”.

For more information about OCPL, visit www.onlib.org
For more information about the position, see http://www.onlib.org/web/about/jobs/ads/transfer_oppLib2_Cataloger.pdf

OCPL strives to provide a supportive and nurturing work environment, where innovation, knowledge, responsiveness, resourcefulness, and excellent customer service are supported and encouraged for all employees. 


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 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


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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