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Part-Time Teen Services Librarian

Niagara Falls Public Library --  Earl Brydges Library

The Part-Time Teen Services Librarian will work in the Teen Services Department, specializing in services to library patrons ages 12- 17 under the direct supervision of the Library Director. Specific projects to include:
1.Responsible for the operations of the Creative Technology Center at the Earl Brydges Library.
2.Participating in the development and implementation of programming and workshops.
3.Planning, promoting and implementation of teen summer reading program.
4.Program development and outreach activities in the community.
5.Collection development and promotion of young adult materials.
6.Reference and readers advisory services for young adults.
7.Other special projects as assigned.

Must be available to work all shifts including nights and weekends. Rate of pay is $15.75 per hour. This is a provisional Civil Service position with Civil Service Exam forthcoming.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and application no later than September 2, 2014 to:

Michelle Petrazzoulo, Executive Director
Niagara Falls Public Library
1425 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14305


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for basic level librarian duties. Employees in this class are expected to perform specific applications of professional duties under general supervision of other professional Librarians and are assigned progressively more difficult work as their experience in the field broadens. Supervision may be exercised over Library Trainees, Clerks, Pages, Volunteers and other assigned staff. The Teen Services Librarian performs related work as required.


Provides reference and reader's advisory services and instruction to young adults;
Performs original cataloging and classification and record editing;
Performs collection development by recommending titles for purchase and/or deletion;
Plans and implements library programs for young adults ages 12-17;
Compiles bibliographies and functions as subject specialist;
Performs on-line database searches and search training;
Serves as a liaison for library services to community groups, schools, or other libraries;
Prepares statistical and/or narrative reports, memoranda and correspondence;
Responsible for operations of the Teen Creative Technology Center;
Planning, promoting and implementation of teen summer reading program.
May supervise the work of nonprofessional staff and participate in the training of Librarian Trainees;
Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials.


Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; ability to interact effectively with young adults and create relevant and substantial program opportunities that meet their needs and interests; good knowledge of on-line database systems for homework assistance, college preparation, and readers advisory for young adults; good knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials and collection issues for young adults; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; good knowledge of the demographics of the communities' young adult population; ability to work effectively with young adults; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to act as a liaison to schools and other organizations in the community that serve young adults as well as provide outreach services; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


For Admittance to Examination:
Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association and eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate.
For Appointment:
At time of appointment, an eligible must have applied for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate.


Outreach Librarian

Niagara University is looking for an Outreach Librarian to design and implement user education services for distance and online education, provide reference service, and market library services and information literacy.

The work year is nine months. The full job description is below, but the successful candidate is also:

*An awesome colleague and a flexible team player who enjoys working with others and embraces change and uncertainty.

*Passionate about teaching and enthusiastic about engaging students in fun and interesting ways.

*Willing to experiment, try new things, and be innovative in the use of technology and multimedia.

*Entrepreneurial in inventing new areas of service; or, to paraphrase Captain Kirk--willing to boldly go where no one has gone before.

*Relentless in making new connections to our users and promoting the Library.

*Self-motivated, always learning, and excited about sharing new ideas with colleagues.

*Passionate about customer service.

Job Description

A full time seasonal replacement position in the Library. The Outreach Librarian designs and implements user education services for distance and online education, provides reference service, and markets library services and information literacy.

Required Qualifications include Master Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association, with three years of experience is preferred; teaching experience is required, preferably at the higher education level. Experience in an automated academic library environment is preferred; a valid New York State driver's license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. The successful candidate must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

Desired Qualifications include ability to be flexible with schedule, including the ability to work nights and weekend hours; knowledge of print and electronic collection development; experience in an automated library environment with strong database searching skills; knowledge of high quality reference practices. Ability to provide reference assistance to the patrons of the Library; ability to collaborate with faculty, design curricula, teach, and engage students; knowledge of user education and emerging and/or innovative instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance education; ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and implement new information services and technologies; ability to work in a team environment; strong working knowledge of computer and mobile technologies, office applications software, and technologies used in classroom teaching; excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff; sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer, keyboard, calculator, copy machine and fax machine; ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations; ability to travel off-campus in the United States and Canada to meet with users, vendors, peers, etc.; commitment to excellence in customer service; commitment to professional development.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy

The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety

Please apply online at https://jobs.niagara.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1818

Please apply online at https://jobs.niagara.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1818

Posting Ends: 8/31/2014

Part-time librarian

The Medaille College Libraries is seeking applicants for the position of part-time librarian at the Buffalo Campus Library. The person in this position will work approximately 20 hours per week, have interlibrary loan duties, reference and instruction duties, and will assist the Access and Support Services team in special projects as needed. The successful candidate will be able to work some evening and weekend hours.

Applicants must possess an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution. Experience working in access or support services in an academic library is preferable. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a team; possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills; and have a strong commitment to service. 

Medaille is a growing, private, four-year, liberal arts-based college in Buffalo, New York, serving the educational needs of traditional and non-traditional students in Western New York, Southern Ontario, and Rochester through a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs (www.medaille.edu).

Please submit resume with cover letter and three contact references to:  

Barbara Bilotta, Director of Human Resources
Medaille College
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY  14214. 

Review of applications will continue until position is filled.  No phone calls please.

Posted 7/28/2014 


Information Specialist

The position is responsible for searching and synthesizing information from primary and secondary sources into intelligent information used in strategic decision making for R&D activities of the Advanced Materials businesses. This could be information supporting New Product and process Development, market information, intellectual property, acquisition activities or other business functions. The researcher will be responsible for developing standard request protocols, prioritizing outstanding items, and delivering accurate information on a timely basis.

The searcher for advanced materials should be well rounded in many areas of chemistry. They must be skilled at researching a multiple ingredient composition search as well as very skilled in scientific areas of search. Know when to ask questions and be prepared to have more than one round of search attempts. The scope of the search (due to the complexity) may change so a new search attempt is needed. The search expertise needs to be at the PRO level for the most complex research.

In order to effectively provide information, the researcher will be responsible for the following activities:

. Conduct advanced technical searches and synthesize results from: scientific literature/patent resources such as SciFinder and STN, including command searching Chemical Abstracts using CA numbers and associated indexing; structure, sub-structure, detailed reaction, and chemical properties search tools such as REAXYS (formerly Beilstein and Gmelin); patent search and analysis tools such as Thomson Innovation and Orbit; and secondary engineering literature resources such as COMPENDEX
. Conduct expert searches in a variety of sci-tech, business, economics, marketing, and finance databases, such as Dialog, STN, Factiva, Lexis-Nexis, Newsedge, and Onesource
. Use analytical and graphic tools to convert the raw data from above searches into useful information
. Partner with R&D teams to understand the development pipeline and create information support solutions for research pipeline and technology roadmaps
. Monitor commercial developments, track competitor and industry trends, and distribute competitive intelligence results by setting up regular alerts etc.
. Provide value-added information support to business development, marketing, scientists, IP attorneys, toxicologists, risk assessment, engineers and key decision makers in the Advanced Materials Division
. Train employees in the use of information resources. Evaluate and recommend new resources; serve as an expert in selected resources
. Knowledge management activities: Documentum support for projects; Microfilming/scanning for lab notebooks. project manager for project; training, troubleshoot, indexing documents, SOP's, access prior research reports
. Manage on site physical assets for R&D - notebooks, library books, journals for this 2nd largest R&D site in PMT
. Other activities as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
. Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in natural sciences or engineering
. 3 + years of related experience or equivalent information specialist experience searching chemistry, business, economics, marketing, and finance databases

Preferred Qualifications:
. Very strong research and analytic capabilities
. Proficiency in web site, portal design is a plus
. Ability to work as an effective contributor within the team-based environment
. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential
. MLS or MLIS degree preferred

Honeywell career center web site - enter job number 251016 http://www.careersathoneywell.com/en/home

Come grow with a leader in global innovation, safety, and diversity as an Information Specialist in Buffalo, NY!

Honeywell International is a $40 billion diversified Fortune 100 leader with more than 131,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. We invent and manufacture technologies that address some of the world's toughest challenges linked to global macro trends like energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. We are building a world that's safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, more innovative and productive. For more information, please visit Honeywell.com or follow us @HoneywellNow.

This role supports the Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) business, based in Morristown, N.J. Performance Materials and Technologies is a high-performing, global business with an array of technologies that are changing the world for the better. We develop and manufacture advanced materials and process technologies used in a wide range of industries and applications, from petroleum refining to environmentally-friendlier refrigerants to bullet-resistant vests. Our advanced materials are critical in the manufacture of products ranging from nylon to computer chips to pharmaceutical packaging.

Performance Materials and Technologies holds more than 3,900 patents globally and employs 2,800 engineers (about one-third of its total workforce) and 1,100 R&D personnel, including 400 with doctorates. Performance Materials and Technologies comprises five businesses, each of which succeeds on the strength of its technology portfolio, complimented with expertise in engineering, sales, marketing and supply chain.

Position Responsibilities:
Advanced materials is the portfolio of chemical businesses with research centric scientists located in Buffalo NY (Fluorine), Sunnyvale CA and Spokane WA (Electronic Materials), Colonial Heights VA and Morristown NJ (Resins and Chemicals), and Seelze Germany (Specialty products). Some scientists are also located in research centers in Gurgaon, India and Shanghai, China. Support is also needed for the various chemical engineers at Advanced Materials production facilities (Metropolis, IN, Hopewell, VA, Chester, VA, Philadelphia, PA) and the Product Stewardship group in Morristown. The largest number of research scientists is in Buffalo.

The portfolio of chemistry in Advanced Materials is across several disciplines of chemistry and some chemical engineering. Disciplines include:
Organic (small carbon chain acyclic compounds with fluorine, chlorine, caprolactam)
Inorganic (organo metallics, ammonium sulfate, complex salts; lanthanides, metallurgy)
Polymers (PCTFE, UHMWPE, nylon, PE wax)

Posting Ends 12/31/2014








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