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The Alice Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library is seeking a dynamic, creative, energetic and experienced individual to fill the position of Library Director. The Desmond-Fish Library, which serves the village of Garrison and the populations of the surrounding towns, is located in Western Putnam County, New York, near the Hudson River and across from West Point.
The Director will report to and work closely with the Library's active and engaged Board of Trustees to implement the vision, mission and long range plan for the library and to assist in securing funding required to achieve the agreed upon goals and objectives.
The minimum qualifications for the position include:
- A Master's Degree in Library Science, or equivalent, from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution, and candidates should hold, or be eligible for, the New York State Public Librarian Certification.
- Five years of professional public library experience.
- Direct experience with the integration and expansion of emerging technologies and digital resources and services in the traditional library environment.
- The successful candidate will have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, proven human resource management skills, leadership ability in promoting use of information technology, and a demonstrated ability to work in harmony with staff and the public.
- It will be important for the Library Director to engage well with the community, discern the communityís values and priorities and position the library as a partner in these objectives.
- Experience with budget preparation and management, fundraising (including events management, grant writing for public and private sources and donor solicitation), and management of the physical plant.
Compensation: $60,000 or commensurate with experience includes medical and 401K benefits, plus paid vacation.
For further information about the Desmond-Fish Library please visit our website at: www.desmondfishlibrary.org
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter and list of references via email to: Rich Syrek, Treasurer, at email@example.com .
Alternatively, send materials by regular mail to:
Attention: Library Director Search
PO Box 344
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Submissions will be acknowledged. Resumes received by December 31, 2013, will receive first consideration. Applications will be reviewed until a director is selected.
The Board of Trustees of the Galway Public Library is seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to serve as Library Director to continue this growing libraryís commitment to quality public service . This position presents an opportunity to lead the library through an exciting new building project, currently underway.
Strong leadership, communication and technological skills, and the ability to encourage staff development. Must be comfortable working with Library Board and with those connected to the design and construction phases of the new building project.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Budget preparation and financial management; Collection development; Design and implementation of programs for patrons of all ages; Human resources and facilities management; Development and support of technology use plan; Implementation of library policies; Oversight of library marketing.
Preferred: Masterís degree in Library Science and a NYS Public Librarianís Certification with experience working in a public library setting.
Bachelorís Degree from an accredited university and a willingness to continue to work toward a librarianís certification.
The Position is full-time, 35 hours per week with benefits to be negotiated within a salary range of $32,000 to $39,000.
Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and two letters of professional reference to:
Arlene Rhodes, President, Board of Trustees, Galway Public Library
PO Box 207,
Galway, NY 12074
or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Darwin R. Barker Library & Museum Director
The Board of Directors of the Darwin R. Barker Library Association seeks a creative and energetic director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library and museum services to residents of Fredonia and the surrounding communities.
The applicant must have a strong vision of how library and museum services will be delivered in the future.
Duties include recruiting and overseeing staff to carry out the library and museum's mission, creating and administering budgets, presenting funding requests, writing grants and raising funds, and developing and sustaining programs and services. The candidate must demonstrate strong cooperative leadership, management and communication skills and be able to work with a Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, as well as community agencies. Knowledge of computer applications for library and museum management is required.
Fredonia is a community of around 11,000 residents and is the home of SUNY Fredonia. It is located about 3 miles from Lake Erie, 25 miles from the Chautauqua Institution and halfway between Buffalo and Erie, PA.
Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum, along with the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, is the cultural center of Fredonia. As one of 36 libraries in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, it offers programs for children, a book discussion group and a museum dedicated to local history with archives, two research libraries and rotating exhibits. The library and museum have a wireless network, remote access to OPAC, and public access computers.
- MLS from an accredited institution
- New York State Public librarians Professional Certificate
- Two years successful library experience is required
- Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities
Required Personal Abilities
- Values the importance of equal access to books, information and culture in a democracy.
- Thinks strategically and is well organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines.
- Is able to work well with adults and children.
- Possesses both a broad vision and attention to detail
- Is resourceful, enthusiastic and flexible and has the ability to motivate others.
- Treats others with honesty, empathy and respect
- Is open to creative and innovative solutions.
- Communicates clearly in written and oral form.
- Listens well and seeks to understand.
Apply to: A letter of interest and resume with three (3) references should be sent to:
Darwin R. Barker Library, Attn. Peter Clark
7 Day St.
Fredonia, NY 14063
Salary range commencing at $40,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.
Start Date: March 2014
Ending date for applications: January 15,2014
Posting Ends: 01/15/2014
P/T Adult Services Librarian
Wood Library, a small association library located in Canandaigua, NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes, seeks an innovative and energetic individual for a part-time (15 hours per week with occasional weekends) Adult Services Librarian position.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Provides leadership and management in support of programs, materials, and services to adults from college age to seniors. Duties include collection development, programming, reference, and outreach to local organizations to promote library services. Position may become full-time in the future.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
. Completes duties assigned by the Director and meets regularly with the Director to review Adult Services.
. Develops, implements and publicizes informational, recreational and cultural programs for adults.
. Collaborates with the Emerging Technologies Librarian to create tech programs for adults.
. Plans development of adult fiction, non-fiction, and non-print materials.
. Trains members of the staff working in Adult Services.
. Prepares annual and special reports for Adult Services.
. Identifies grant opportunities and prepares appropriate applications with the assistance of the Development Specialist.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
. Librarian with an MLS from a graduate library school accredited by ALA required.
. Knowledge of computers/technology.
. Patience, tact, and excellent communication skills.
. Strong organizational talents.
. Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
. Poise in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.
. Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages.
. Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues within the library system, community leaders, etc.
. Ability to plan and coordinate the work of others.
. Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others.
. Ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations.
. Warm, outgoing personality.
. An innovative mind that thinks "outside the box."
RATE OF PAY: $15.00/hour
DEADLINE: Special preference will be given to those applications received by Monday, December 23, 2013.
Apply to: Qualified, interested parties should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Cyndi Fordham, Administrative Assistant email@example.com
Posting Ends: 12/23/2013
The Research Libraries Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is pleased to announce an opportunity for an Applications Analyst/Programmer to join the staff in the Division of the CIO. Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services, the Applications Analyst/Programmer assumes primary responsibility for, and technical leadership of analysis, programming, data conversion and systems administration of specific library online applications and services.
The Applications Analyst/Programmer will have knowledge of computer programming languages, and software analysis, design, and test methodologies. The position requires a thorough knowledge of relational database concepts, and the ability to learn new software tools and techniques. Proficiency in SQL and relational databases (such as Oracle) is preferred.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or engineering or a relevant combination of education, training and directly related work experience in a comparable position may be substituted for degree.
Experience in a higher education setting, systems administration experience, and experience with library information systems is highly desired. Experience with web based programming technologies such as JAVA, HTML, etc. are preferred.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at https://rpijobs.rpi.edu and reference job #20130192.
We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaerís work and campus communities.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
The Board of Trustees of the Newark (NY) Public Library seeks a passionate, forward-thinking director to lead the library through an exciting renovation project and into a bright future. In 2006, the library became a district library with stable, voter-directed funding and an elected board of trustees.
Located between the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario and situated on the Erie Canal, Newark, New York is a village that is rich with history and recreational possibilities. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Waterloo Premium Outlets, an abundance of wineries, and the city of Rochester are all within a short drive from Newark, giving our small town community big-city advantages.
A Masterís Degree in Librarianship (MLS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices; and two years of post MLS professional library experience.
Salary is negotiable from $52,000 based on experience and qualifications.
Application materials (cover letter, resume, and three professional references) must be electronically submitted in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on January 3, 2014 and an Employment and Exam Application submitted to Wayne County Human Resources by January 6, 2014 (application available at http://www.co.wayne.ny.us/departments/personnel/personnel.htm )
For more information, please visit www.newarklibrary.org/directorsearch
Assistant Director/Emerging Technologies Librarian
Assistant Director & Emerging Technologies Librarian - Wood Library, a small association library located in Canandaigua, NY in the heart of the Finger Lakes, seeks an innovative and energetic individual for a full-time (35 hours per week with occasional weekends) Assistant Director/Emerging Technologies position.
Assists in the overall operation of the Library, to act in the Director's absence and to complete duties assigned by the Director. Provides leadership and management in support of programs and services to staff and patrons of all ages. Duties include in-house computer maintenance, staff trainings, programming, and community outreach to promote library services.
Apply to: Cyndi Fordham, Administrative Assistant
Additional Information: QUALIFICATIONS: An MLS degree from an ALA accredited program is required. 2 years of library experience is required.
SALARY: Salary negotiable in the low $40,000s
DEADLINE: Special preference will be given to those applications received by Wednesday, November 27, 2012.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervises a staff of 21, 7 full-time and 15 part-time employees in Director's absence.
- Assists the Library Director in personnel, budget, building, and administrative matters.
- Acts as resource person for daily operations and for Library Director in his/her absence.
- Attends monthly meetings of the library's Board of Trustees and prepares narrative reports as required.
- Identifies, develops, implements, and evaluates emerging technologies and their role in Wood Library.
- Serves as webmaster, coordinating the design and maintenance of the library's web page.
- Evaluates, purchases, installs, and maintains library hardware and software and all related items.
- Retains software and database licenses as well as service contracts for all appropriate equipment.
- Oversees social media accounts and keeps them current with library information and activities.
- Develops technology assessments and plans based on customer, library, and staff needs.
- Collaborating with the Children's and Teen Librarians and the Adult Program Coordinator, plans and implements technology programs for all ages.
- Provides training to other local organizations and businesses as part of community outreach.
- Provides staff training of online catalog, databases, online reference service, web page, downloadable books, and technological devices.
- Develops technology competencies for staff, creates staff training and troubleshooting manuals, and holds staff training sessions as needed.
- Participates in long-range planning process for the library, including recommending changes or improvements and developing new types of services and operations.
- Stays up-to-date on professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, and continuing education opportunities.
- Represents library at system and community meetings and serves on library system committees.
- Encourages integration of technology throughout the library.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Librarian with an MLS from a graduate library school accredited by ALA required. 2 years of library experience required.
- A strong background in computers/technology
- Patience, tact, and excellent communication skills.
- Enjoys learning as well as teaching.
- Ability to train and supervise library staff.
- Strong organizational talents.
- Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
- Poise in a busy setting serving patrons and staff with high expectations.
- Excellent reference skills and ability to relate to patrons of all ages.
- Ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues within the library system, local government personnel, and community leaders.
- Ability to plan and coordinate the work of others.
- Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations.
- Warm, outgoing personality.
- An innovative mind that thinks "outside the box."
Posting Ends: 12/13/2013
Engineering/Emerging Technologies Librarian
Samuel R. Scholes Library of Ceramics
Scholes Library at Alfred University invites qualified applicants for the position of Engineering/Emerging Technologies Librarian. This faculty librarian serves internationally recognized programs within The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
Scholes Library is a research-focused specialized library, serving the Inamori School of Engineering and the School of Art and Design at Alfred University. This position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment reporting to the Library Director/Associate Dean of Libraries. The successful candidate will have multiple responsibilities including subject specialist support to the Inamori School of Engineering and leadership for library systems at Scholes Library.
This position has two primary roles:
Engineering and Science Role: This librarian serves as Engineering Subject Specialist, with responsibility for collection development, technical reference, library instruction, and research support services to the School of Engineering.
Emerging Technologies Role: This librarian will manage and implement technologies that support instruction, reference, and scholarly activities at Scholes Library. H/she oversees the library website and provides first-line technical support for hardware and software issues This librarian will collaborate in joint efforts with Alfred University's Herrick Memorial Library to manage shared library systems and to implement new library systems. This role also includes liaison responsibilities to the Alfred University's Information Technology Services (ITS) Unit.
Additional Service: All library faculty are required to serve on Library, College, and University committees and participate in scheduled reference coverage, including some evening and occasional weekend hours.
Required qualifications: an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent; familiarity with specialized information resources specific to science and engineering (i.e. patents, standards, technical reports, and specialized data software); a strong background in the physical sciences or engineering; strong computing skills; an ability to manage multiple projects; enthusiasm for collaboration; a passion for instruction; an ability to understand and address the technical information needs at the undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research levels; an ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure.
Salary is competitive with excellent benefits including tuition remission.
Alfred University is a comprehensive university of 2,000 students, located in Western New York. The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Additional information is available at www.alfred.edu.
To apply, please submit the following to the address below: (Email & PDF preferred)
1) A letter of introduction outlining how your qualifications and experience match this opportunity;
2) Current Resume/Vitae;
3) Names, email, and phone numbers of three appropriate references
Apply to: Mark A. Smith
Director, Scholes Library
NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University
2 Pine Street
Alfred, NY 14802
Application review begins December 2, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Additional Information: Application review begins December 2, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Posting Ends: 01/15/2013
Technical Librarian--Niagara Power Plant
Plan, organize and direct the Technical Library to ensure optimum service delivery to all users. Ensure proper layout of physical facilities where materials are housed or stored. Provide assistance to, or perform searches for, users of the Niagara Technical Library, or work closely with users to ensure their needs and requirements are met. Retrieve historical materials such as procedures, contracts, and manufacturersí information and convert/store into the library or NYPA Livelink system. Insure storage of documents (historical and present) is properly preserved according to NYPA retention policies and procedures.
Answer customer requests while maintaining the integrity of the Niagara Technical Library system / Create and update online data records, developing and documenting cataloging procedures / Maintain, receive, verify, and prepare documents for electronic input and retrieval from various servers such as MAXIMO, Live Link, Meridian, and IHS / Perform a variety of common and specialized tasks, including scanning of large quantities of documents; setting up of the Technical Library with all received manuals and catalogs; and organizing of all incoming documentation so it can be referenced manually and/or electronically / Complete special assignments given by the Senior MRM Engineer effectively and efficiently / Support the Drafting Department as necessary on a variety of tasks, such as electronic document file transfer and database reports / Act as liaison for the Niagara Project pertaining to the scanning, storing and attaching of documents to their necessary storage locations.
Must be able to maintain, reference, and research cataloging and indexing areas for technical data.
Must have a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of library science.
Must be able to interact with personnel to supply data through research of reports, periodicals, and internet and intranet systems.
Must have the ability to collect data and make recommendation to management for budgeting funds for library aids and equipment.
Must possess excellent planning and organizational skills, written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
Must have strong familiarity with MS Office products, Fax/Scanners, Photoshop, and database reporting software.
Must have the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently, as well as collaboratively.
Must have Masters Degree in Library Science. Experience should also include proficiency in library skills, including publication acquisition, cataloging and classification, reference and research, indexing, data retention, and use of software products to retrieve information from various databases.
Job Location: Lewiston, New York, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary 53,544.00 - 80,316.00 USD
The Jamestown Campus of Jamestown Community College is looking for an energetic, service-oriented librarian to provide quality reference service to JCC students, faculty, staff, and other library patrons during weekdays and/or weeknights. Provide point-of-use instruction in the use of the online catalog, electronic databases, and other library resources, and to participate in an active information literacy instruction program. Perform other duties as assigned, which may include developing bibliographic source guides; assisting in collection development, and providing service and/or instruction at JCC's extension sites in Dunkirk, NY and Warren, PA.
Apply online at the JCC web-site: http://www.sunyjcc.edu/jobs/jobs-at-jcc
Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; familiarity with the principles of information literacy; recent experience and/or education in the provision of academic reference services; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; a strong service commitment; a willingness and ability to serve students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
Posting Ends: 12/31/2013