Evening Access Services Manager, Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo - Geneseo, NY
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library invites applications for an Evening Access Services Manager.  This individual will be a member of the Access Service Team and will oversee course reserves program. This individual will also be responsible for developing customer service-oriented trainings with a focus on serving a diverse campus population for both student workers and library staff, as well as provide building supervision in the evenings.  We are looking for a team member dedicated to user services who can thrive in an environment that encourages experimentation and creativity. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to collaborative work, strong outreach skills, and fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment.

Milne Library is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working on accessibility and/or inclusion initiatives.

Working hours:

  • During the semester: Sunday to Wednesday, 3pm to 11pm, Thursday 12pm to 8pm
  • When we close earlier, work the 8 hours up to closing time.
  • Additional daytime hours when first hired for training purposes.

Meet the search committee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__nceFHIrCM


  • Develop and implement a training program for 50+ student workers
  • Supervise 50+ student workers
  • Develop and organize a service-oriented training program for library staff
  • Coordinate course reserve materials in consultation with faculty
  • Provide building supervision in the evening hours
  • Coordinate and provide logistical support on behalf of the library for campus programs such as Orientation, McNair Scholars, and AOP
  • Provide basic research assistance in the evening hours


  • Bachelor’s degree by start date
  • 2 years of relevant customer service experience
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest and/or familiarity in providing basic research assistance
  • Experience providing training and/or workshops

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how their qualifications meet the position requirements and a CV/Resume on Geneseo's website. Contact information for three references should be supplied at application. References will be invited to submit a letter of reference at the time of initial interviews.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by January 12, 2019.

Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections, SUNY Fredonia - Fredonia, NY
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The State University of New York at Fredonia seeks qualified applicants for a Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections. The Library's University Archives contain publications, papers, and memorabilia related to the history of the University. Special Collections include collections on the renowned Austrian Jewish author Stefan Zweig Collection, 20th-century American classical music, particularly as exemplified in the papers of preeminent classical saxophonist Sigurd M. Raschèr and Fredonia's own Walter S. Hartley, and various collections related to local history.

The successful candidate will manage the day to day operations of Archives and Special Collections and process or supervise the processing of collections as necessary. In addition, the successful candidate will develop and implement programs for the creation of digital archives and automated access. An ALA-accredited Master of Library Science or closely related field plus at least two years of experience in a library/archival setting are required. Preference will be given to candidates with a certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists and to candidates with both verbal and written proficiency in German.

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com . 

Fredonia prides itself on an outstanding workforce. To continually support organizational excellence, the university conducts background screens on applicants.

An Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, Fredonia provides for, and promotes, equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment, without discrimination.

Director, Fayetteville Free Library - Fayetteville, NY
Posted: Friday, December 7, 2018

The Fayetteville Free Library Board of Trustees is looking for an exceptional candidate to lead an exceptional library.  Named a Library Journal Star Library for nine years, the FFL is well known as the home of the FabLab, the first library makerspace in the United States. Come and be part of an extraordinary team, providing innovative services to a community that places a high value on education and collaboration. 

A member of the Onondaga County Public Library System, the FFL is located in the historic village of Fayetteville, in the suburbs of Syracuse, NY. The library serves a population of 10,314, has an operating budget of just under two million dollars, and a talented and engaged staff of 33 (15 full-time). 

Syracuse is located in the geographic center of New York State and offers changing seasons and easy access to beautiful lakes, forests and mountains, making it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts.  Other assets include a reasonable cost of living and home ownership, excellent schools and cultural amenities.  New York City, Toronto, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia are only hours away.

Visit the library’s website www.fflib.org

Anticipated Start Date: March 1st, 2019

Responsibilities: The Library Director is responsible for all library operations and reports to the Board of Trustees. Examples of responsibilities:

  • Develops and presents an annual budget and monitors and approves expenditures
  • Oversees recruitment, hiring, supervision and development of library personnel
  • Provides oversight for collection development and maintenance
  • Develops short-term and long-range goals in keeping with the FFL’s mission and policies
  • Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making
  • Seeks out and fosters collaborative partnerships
  • Leads a dynamic team of highly-qualified professionals
  • Develops policies for consideration and approval by the Library Board of Trustees
  • Prepares grant proposals, administers grant funds, and submits all necessary paperwork and reports
  • Prepares state, local, and other statistical or narrative reports as needed or required.
  • Supervises the maintenance of library property and recommends repairs, alterations and new construction.

Essential skills and qualities:

  • Demonstrates ethical leadership and creates an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community
  • Develops and communicates a shared vision for the library
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries
  • The ability to build consensus, and to make difficult decisions when necessary
  • A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, and community engagement
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.

Qualifications Required: Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Studies or other graduate library degree accredited by the American Library Association. Possess or be eligible at time of appointment for a New York State Public Librarian Certificate. Five or more years of satisfactory professional library experience with three or more years in an administrative or leadership role.  Prior experience as a director preferred.  Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Salary: starting salary range is $75,000 - $90,000, depending on experience and qualifications, with competitive benefits.

To Apply: email a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to: board@fflib.org on or before the closing date of January 11th, 2019.


Technical Services Librarian, Suffolk County Community College - Selden, NY
Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2018




November 26, 2018


Technical Services Librarian


Ammerman Campus in Selden




Full Time




Announcement is hereby made for a full-time, tenure track appointment beginning the fall 2018 semester on the Ammerman Campus in Selden.  Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs. 


This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.  The individual selected to fill this position will qualify for academic rank at the level of Instructor/Assistant Professor.


Job Description:

Reporting to the Director for the Center of Innovative Pedagogy, the Central Technical Services Librarian will work as part of a team to provide access to library resources to users in a multi-campus environment.  Specifically, the successful candidate will:

·         Work with the campus libraries and library-wide committees to license and provide access to library electronic resources.

·         Catalog and edit bibliographic records for the library’s print and non-print collections.

·         Develop and coordinate training on library information systems.

·         Market library resources to the college community.

·         Maintain effective communication and working relationships with faculty, administration, staff and library users on all three campuses.

·         Participate on relevant committees, attend departmental meetings, and engage in assessment activities as appropriate.

·         Act as liaison with SUNY library groups and the Suffolk County Library System, and other appropriate state and regional groups.

·         Perform other duties and related tasks as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Systems.

·         At least three years’ experience working in a technical services department.

·         Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Knowledge of library data analytics for decision making.


Preferred qualifications: 

·         Experience working in an academic library

·         Knowledge of library industry standards: MARC, LC Subject Heading, LC Classification, Open URL, COUNTER, SUSHI, etc.

·         Experience working with integrated library systems (ExLibris: Aleph and Alma)

·         Experience working with discovery services (EDS/Primo)

·         Print and social media marketing experience


The exact salary will be determined by prior experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College


Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:

Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950


Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051

In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.

Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov
Also see: https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm

Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:

NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
Email: InfoLongIsland@dhr.ny.gov
Also see: https://dhr.ny.gov/how-file-complaint

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
Also see: https://www.eeoc.gov/field/newyork/charge.cfm

Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.

A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: www.sunysuffolk.edu/explore-academics/college-catalog or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.


Interested applicants should apply online by going to:




Dean of Libraries, Alfred University - Alfred, NY
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Alfred University Libraries seek an innovative leader to join a highly engaged team in the midst of a self-initiated reorganization. We are looking for someone with strong skills in advocacy, communication, and collaboration to lead us in achieving a shared vision. 

Alfred University houses the New York State College of Ceramics, a Statutory College of the State of New York, creating a unique public-private partnership. One result of this distinctive arrangement is that Alfred’s students, faculty, and staff are served by two libraries: The Samuel R. Scholes Library, which supports the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Design, and Herrick Memorial Library, which supports the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and AUNY (External Programs). 

The Dean of Libraries is the chief administrative and budgetary officer of the University Libraries (Scholes and Herrick) and plays a key role in working with faculty, other deans, the Provost, and the President to advance the mission of the Libraries in conjunction with the mission of Alfred University.

Alfred University is a comprehensive university of 2,000 students, located in Western New York. Additional information is available at https://alfred.edu.

An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree is required, as well as a minimum of seven years of professional experience in an academic library, with a record of increasing administrative and supervisory responsibility. 

For more information, visit: https://libguides.alfred.edu/deansearch

Send letter of interest, résumé or CV, and contact information for three professional references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to humanresources@alfred.edu with Dean of Libraries in the subject line. Review of candidates will begin on January 28, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Private Institution of Higher Education with strong nursing and allied health undergraduate/graduate programs seeks a permanent, part-time library clerk to support online programs. This position supports the interlibrary loan and document delivery departments at the Montante Family Library at D’Youville, in Buffalo, NY. It is preferred that the person in this position can work Monday – Friday for approximately four hours each day. High school diploma required. Associate degree and experience working in an academic library preferred.


  •         Processing interlibrary loan requests using such electronic processing software such as ILLiad and Scannx;
  •         Processing and packing physical shipments utilizing mail, delivery services, and software;
  •         Check books into and out of an Integrated Library System:
  •         Creating and maintaining manuals for interlibrary operations.


  •         Attention to detail;
  •         Ability to operate a computer and familiarity with email, web browser, Office 365, word processing, and spreadsheet software;
  •         Knowledge of Library of Congress call number system with strong alphabetization and organizational abilities;
  •         Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Please send letter of application, resume, and a list of three professional references to:

Deb Lucas
Head of the Search Committee

Deadline is December 21, 2018. 

D’Youville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Research and Instruction Librarian, Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Roberts Wesleyan College Research & Instruction Librarian

Position Description and Responsibilities:  Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time, 11-month Research & Instruction Librarian, available immediately. This academic support faculty position is responsible to the Director of Library Services for the supervision and assessment of the library’s information literacy instruction program, liaison program, research assistance services, and curriculum center. The Research & Instruction Librarian will collaborate with faculty and librarians to develop methods of delivering information literacy instruction and reference services to a growing population of adult and online students.

The Research & Instruction Librarian will be part of a service-oriented team of six library staff committed to the delivery of excellent library services supported by state-of-the-art technology. Opened in 2007, the B. Thomas Golisano Library features green technology (LEED Silver Certification), ample computer access, wireless connectivity, innovative design, and varied and comfortable study spaces. A student constituency in excess of 1,700 includes resident, commuter, adult/non-traditional, and distance/online learner populations.

Qualifications: Requirements include a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith, diversity, and professional practice as well as, a willingness to support and identify with the College’s Christian mission and identity. Two years professional-level library work experience required including information literacy/classroom instruction, online education/instruction, reference service models, scholarly library research, and writing goals/objectives. Experience with Alma/Primo and office software is valuable; a second graduate degree in a subject discipline is a plus.


  • Designs, oversees, and assesses a campus-wide information literacy program, which includes library instruction for General Education courses. 
  • Oversees and assesses the library’s liaison program, which includes regular professional development activities for librarians.
  • Coordinates the library’s research assistance services, including the orientation of librarians and student workers responsible for providing research assistance.
  • Collaborates with the Systems Librarian in exploring, developing, and implementing appropriate virtual reference services.
  • Provides leadership in systematically reviewing and updating reference service policies, procedures, and collections
  • Collaborates with librarians and faculty in identifying new methods for delivering library services to diverse and special populations.
  • Serves as a liaison between the library and the faculty of one or more Schools, which includes providing information literacy instruction, assignment development/refinement, research assistance, and communication of new and changing library services.
  • Participates in campus-wide faculty responsibilities including service on committees, student recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
  • Actively engages in professional development through national/regional/local organizations, campus, community, and other service-oriented activities.

Application Process:  Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required (available at www.roberts.edu/employment). Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and a resume or CV to:

Mr. Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

For electronic submission of application materials, further information, or a detailed job description, please contact Mr. Ballard at:


RWC and NES comply with all applicable non-discrimination laws and are committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.

Executive Assistant, Niagara Falls Public Library - Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018


The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as Executive Assistant. This supervisory position works with Executive Director of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees to perform duties related to personnel: payroll, budgeting, accounting, correspondence and reports. Will assist the Director in grant writing, strategic plan goal setting and policy writing. Will stand in the Director's place when director is absent. Is responsible for supervision of non librarian staff.

The person who is right for this job has excellent communication skills – as a writer, and verbally; is a good listener; is detail oriented, punctual and can manage time effectively; displays original thinking and creativity; is an effective project manager;has a strong grasp of accounting procedures and general bookkeeping and can think strategically. NFPL is looking to add a member to our team that can help us strengthen our library 's commitment to service excellence for our NF citizens. Preference given to applicants who live within Niagara Falls (city) , New York.

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three or more years of related experience

Desirable qualification:

  • Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services


Hiring salary for this full time ( 35 hrs/week) position is negotiable with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to spotwin@nioga (dot) org  Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin

Executive Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

1425 Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY 14305

Review of applicants will begin November 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Access Services Librarian, Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester, NY
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Access Services Librarian, B. Thomas Golisano Library, Roberts Wesleyan College - Rochester NY

Position Description and Responsibilities:  Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time, 11-month Access Services Librarian, available January 1, 2019. This academic support faculty position is responsible to the Director of Library Services for the library’s Access Services area including the resource desk, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and stacks maintenance. Responsibilities include hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student workers and staff within the Access Services area; creation and maintenance of an atmosphere of excellent customer service; communication of important library services and events to the campus community; gathering and analysis of statistical data and reports relating to the use of library services; and the maintenance of policy notebooks, manuals, and online training resources for student workers. In addition, the Access Services Librarian will collaborate with the Systems Librarian to fully enable library software that impacts the Access Services area, including Alma, Primo, Ares, and ILLiad, as well as assist with the identification of new and emerging technologies aimed at improving and streamlining library workflows. The Access Services Librarian will serve as the liaison to the School of Education & Social Work and the School of Natural & Social Sciences, which includes participation in research desk coverage (may include evenings and weekends); information literacy instruction; and participation in campus-wide faculty responsibilities

The Access Services Librarian will be part of a service-oriented team of six library staff committed to the delivery of excellent library services supported by state-of-the-art technology. Opened in 2007, the B. Thomas Golisano Library features green technology (LEED Silver Certification), ample computer access, wireless connectivity, innovative design, and varied and comfortable study seating. A student constituency in excess of 1,700 includes resident, commuter, adult/non-traditional, and distance/online learner populations.

Qualifications: Requirements include a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support and identify with the College’s Christian mission and identity; two years professional-level library work experience including personnel supervision, classroom instruction, and writing goals/objectives; experience with reference and circulation services is valuable. Experience with Alma or Voyager, ILLiad, Ares, and office software is valuable; a second graduate degree in a subject discipline is a plus.

Application Process:  Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required (available atwww.roberts.edu/employment). Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and a resume to:

Mr. Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

For electronic submission of application materials, further information, or a detailed job description, please contact Mr. Ballard at:


RWC and NES comply with all applicable non-discrimination laws and are committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.

Reference Librarian, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, Canisius College - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Reference Librarian

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

The part-time Reference Librarian is a member of the ALB Library staff.  Under the direction of the Public Services Supervisor the Reference Librarian is responsible for active participation in the development and provision of a full range of reference, research, instructional resources and user services offered by the library.


  • Provide reference assistance to college students, faculty, staff, alumni and visiting patrons.
  • Create, manage, assess and instruct patrons in the use of resources, tools, and services.
  • Advocate for information literacy across campus and its application to teaching, learning, academic libraries, and higher education.
  • Work with other librarians to provide reference and instruction services within identified courses, develop instructional materials, assess both instructor needs for support and student learning and establish best practices.
  • Work with Public Services Supervisor to foster retention efforts through service to students.
  • Coordinate resource-sharing initiatives including Interlibrary Loan, ConnectNY and AcademicSHARE/InfoPass.
  • Supervise and train staff and student employees, oversee purchase on demand, liaison work with participating libraries, billing, revising and enforcing policies, and informing staff of related policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in the Library Liaison Program.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service; model excellent customer service for support staff and student employees.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for patrons while handling their questions or concerns in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Exhibit a commitment to support the Canisius College and ALB Library mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s in Library Science and at least 1 year of directly-related library work experience.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with various constituencies including: prospective students, current students, their families, general public, faculty, administrators.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well within a team environment and independently.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft products and the ability to learn additional programs.
  • Knowledge of Banner desired.
  • Supervisory experience desired.

Position: This is a part-time position.  The work schedule includes evening/night and weekend hours until 2:00 a.m. some nights. Approximately 20 hours per week.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/employment-canisius. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.   

Resource Consultant, Southern Tier Library System - Corning, NY
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of Resource Consultant. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.


This is a level 4 full time professional position serving in a leadership role within the Division of Professional Development & Outreach. The Resource Consultant provides support to member libraries and assisted-living facilities relative to all aspects and approaches of library operations, specifically outreach collections, experiential learning program resources and delivery of library materials. Areas of expertise might include: collection development, experience-based learning for all ages, makerspaces, library material delivery, community engagement, relationship building, trending services, leadership & marketing. 


Continuing Education: Consistently participates in professional development trainings to stay current on trends and best practices relative to General Statement of Duties. Always learns to serve as a library system expert in all things related to public library practices, and specifically outreach collection development, experience-based learning for all ages, community engagement and the delivery of library materials.

Collection Management: Manages the development and circulation of outreach collections as well as library system program resources geared towards all ages. Collaborates in the creation and distribution of marketing materials in support of outreach services and other resources offered by the Division of Professional Development and Outreach, including the promotion of outreach collections and program resources to member libraries and local sites through visits, social media, and newsletters.

Programming: Works to educate, encourage and support library directors and staff to lead at high levels of efficiency, which results in local library services that enhance community engagement through outreach collections, experiential learning program resources, programming that utilizes resources and the effective delivery of library materials. Focuses on utilizing tools, resources and knowledge that align with best practices to help libraries and their staff exceed standards through training opportunities. Employs trending and innovative ways within the field. Benchmarks national and state practices.

Library Material Delivery:  Overall supervision of library system delivery services, which includes management of part time delivery drivers, delivery routes/schedules, circulating outreach collections & program resources, assisting with out-of-system ILL functions and fielding requests for NY State Talking Book and Braille Library.


Exhibits innovative, enthusiastic and adaptive qualities.
Willing to work flexible schedule to meet member libraries’ needs. 
Enthusiasm for experiential learning geared towards all ages (i.e. STEAM, STEM, STREAM or makerspaces)
Demonstrates leadership skills and passion for the profession.
?Works cohesively in a team and project-based environment. 
Communicates successfully in front of audiences, board members and library staff.
Expresses a high-level of empathy for libraries and people with diverse skill-sets.
Ability to collaborate with other library system Divisions and align goals with Plan of Service.


Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school; or Bachelor’s degree with 2-3 years of job-specific public library experience.
Strong commitment to providing public library support within fast-paced work environment.
Supervisory experience.
Valid driver’s license.


Competency in SirsiDynix Workflows preferred.
Professionalism and commitment to the field of library science and information.
Active participation & leadership in regional and state initiatives, associations and committees

Salary & Benefits

Salary range is $43,000 – $47,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and commensurate with experience. 2% salary increase following successful completion of 6-month probationary period.  New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan. Paid vacation, sick, personal and holidays based on organizational contract.

How to Apply

Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to communitylibrarypartner@stls.org. (Attn: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director).

Documents should be sent as pdf. Attachments. Subject line should read: “Resource Consultant Search – Southern Tier Library System. Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.

For more information about this position, Southern Tier Library System and our quality of living… visit us online at http://www.stls.org/job-opportunities/


Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, November 23, 2018, but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Interviewing begins early December 2018. Preferred start date is February 2019.

STLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Library Clerical 2 Part Time, Mid-State Correctional Facility, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision - Marcy, NY
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018


NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

Library Clerical 2 Part Time (50%)


Mid-State Correctional Facility

9005 Old River Road

Marcy, NY 13403


Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate from High School or be in possession of a High School Equivalency Diploma and one year of full time library experience; OR 30 college semester credit hours, of which at least nine college semester credit hours must be in any combination of the following: Library/Information Science, Computer Applications, or Information Studies.


Duties Description:

Library Clerks perform or supervise specialized library clerical activities in support of a library program, such as organizing and maintaining the library collection, helping customers locate information, maintaining and creating online databases, and directing the acquisition, shelving and rebinding of books.  Incumbents are responsible for one or more organizational units within the library, such as public reader services, which may include circulation, interlibrary loan, special collections and periodicals, acquisitions, or technical services.


Contact Information:

Contact Name: Kelli Reinhardt

Telephone: 315-768-8581

Fax: 315-768-8581

Email: Kelli.Reinhardt@doccs.ny.gov


Job also posted on GOER website.


Project Cataloger, The Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong - Rochester, NY
Posted: Monday, October 1, 2018

The Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong is seeking a Project Cataloger. This one-year, grant-funded contract position will report to the Cataloger and will assist with copy cataloging and creating original catalog records. The Project Cataloger’s primary responsibility will be cataloging trade catalogs and related ephemera from various donations.  The target start date for this position is December 3, 2018.

General Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of the Cataloger, create original MARC records for trade catalogs, in both English and other languages
  • Verify catalog records and create spine labels for library materials
  • Under the supervision of the Cataloger, perform copy cataloging of trade catalogs
  • Add copies of trade catalogs to OPAC and update and enhance bibliographic records as necessary
  • Interact as needed with donors, researchers, and museum staff

Experience Requirements

  • Experience with original and copy cataloging of books, periodicals, and other formats
  • Experience with foreign language cataloging for materials in German, Italian, French, and other languages


  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging principles and practices, as well as the systems and automation techniques utilized
  • Familiarity with MARC, RDA, OCLC Connexion Client, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Classification Web and other standards relevant to the cataloging of materials
  • Experience with the EOS library automation system preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

Candidates must consent to and pass a drug screen and criminal background check as conditions of employment



Beth Lathrop

Director, Library and Archives and Associate Editor, American Journal of Play

The Strong

One Manhattan Square

Rochester, NY 14607 U.S.A.

Tel 585-410-6349

Fax 585-423-1886




The Strong is home to:

International Center for the History of Electronic Games | National Toy Hall of Fame | World Video Game Hall of Fame

Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play | Woodbury School | American Journal of Play

Executive Director Position, Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System - Jamestown, NY
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lead a rural public library system that’s on the cutting edge of innovative new services to its member libraries!
The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, CCLS, headquartered in Jamestown, NY, seeks an Executive Director that leads as well as listens; appreciates the struggles and accomplishments of rural public libraries; is willing to get in the trenches to help members seek the resources needed to provide current technology, services, and programs; and mentors all CCLS stakeholders.

CCLSwill be the first public library system in New York State to move to KOHA an open source ILS. Take this opportunity to continue creating and fostering services that enable our member libraries to expand outreach to rural communities.

Come enjoy Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties as we are home to four season recreational activities, world-class art and educational institutions, with the National Comedy Center, the Chautauqua Institution, and so much more!

General Information - The Executive Director administers CCLS which is a cooperative library system chartered by the NYS Regents to serve the 36 public libraries in the two county area. CCLS has an annual budget totaling $1.5 million and employs 10 full and 5 part time staff.

Responsibilities - Manage all System service operations and provide leadership and direction, recommend policy to the board, implement adopted policies, prepare strategic plans and annual goal statements. Recruit, select and supervise System staff. Provide leadership that creates an effective and productive working environment.Administer the financial resources to deliver high quality, efficient and cost-effective System services that address member library priorities; consult regularly with System trustees and member library directors.Prepare and effectively administer the budget; prepare budget applications to State and County governments, and grant applications as appropriate.Ensure that System procedures, policies and official records conform to applicable laws and regulations.Supervise the maintenance and improvement of System facilities.Seek imaginative and innovative means for delivering services tailored to meet the library and information needs of a diverse group of member libraries.Serve as a consultant to member library staff and trustees on administrative, legal and service issues.Maintain good working relations and open communication with all 36 individual member library directors, including two Co-Central libraries. Demonstrate understanding of technology and its growing and changing applications to libraries.Keep abreast of current practice in the profession through reading, networking with colleagues, attending workshops and conferences and being active in professional organizations.Provide advocacy for libraries at the local, county and state levels and establish working relationships with elected officials at all levels, as well as with the New York State Library.

Qualifications - A master’s degree (MLS, MLIS, MSLS) from an ALA accredited library school.Possess or be eligible for New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.Eight or more years of professional library experience (post MLS), two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity in a library. Public library experience is preferred.Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities.Possess a valid driver’s license or be eligible for a NYS driver’s license, as position requires travel within two county area and to seminars and workshops as needed.Live in or be willing to relocate to Chautauqua or Cattaraugus County.

Compensation - Salary is negotiable beginning at $80,000 with an attractive benefits package.

How to Apply - Apply online at https://www.indeedjobs.com/chautauqua-cattaraugus-library-system. Upload resume & list 3 references in cover letter via Indeed's cover letter section (under Apply Now).

Further Information - For further information contact: Megan Disbro at mdisbro@cclslib.org or
716-664-6675, ext 251.Review of applications begins September 25, 2018.

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Librarian/Archivist (Part-Time), SUNY Buffalo State - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Garman Art Conservation Department at SUNY Buffalo State seeks a Librarian/Archivist (Part-Time)

The Librarian/Archivist supports the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department's collection of over 5,000 books and periodicals on cultural heritage conservation, art materials and manufacture, scientific analysis, imaging and related subjects, as well as maintaining the department archive. Working closely with the Faculty Library Liaison to set priorities and establish library and archive policies, and the Program Manager to purchase new acquisitions, the Librarian/Archivist reports to the Department Chair. This part-time position (15 hours/week) is paid hourly and does not provide benefits.

The Garman Art Conservation Department library is a non-circulating collection freely available to graduate students, faculty, and staff of the department and by appointment to the Buffalo State community. The collection is fully searchable online through the E.H. Butler Library catalog.

Duties and Responsibilities


  •        Collect and track faculty requests for new acquisitions
  •        Facilitate processing of new acquisitions by E.H. Butler Library staff
  •        Create inventories of donations and gifts for faculty review
  •        Coordinate the work of a student library assistant and ten students who rotate through library duty (shelf prep, reshelving)
  •        Maintain the stacks and monitor the environment, with student assistance
  •        Field student and faculty research queries
  •        Present overview of library spaces and procedures to incoming students during orientation each Fall Semester
  •        Introduce students to library research strategies (one lecture per academic year)
  •        Discuss research methods with second year students (one lecture per academic year)
  •        Help establish library policies

Archive (as time allows)

  •        Rehouse and arrange materials in department archive
  •        Describe archive collections and create finding aids

Required Qualifications

MLIS from ALA-accredited program

Familiarity with both library and archive processing standards

Ability to work with graduate students

Commitment to the educational goals of the Garman Art Conservation Department and SUNY Buffalo State

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in an academic library

Background in art, art history, or related cultural field

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the position to Anne Hoehn, Adminstrative Assistant, Garman Art Conservation Department, artcon@buffalostate.edu. Application review will begin September 15, 2018 and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

The Garman Art Conservation Department is committed to creating an inclusive environment and affirms the statements of diversity and inclusion of Buffalo State College, The State University of New York (SUNY), and the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC). https://equity.buffalostate.edu/mission; https://www.conservation-us.org/specialty-topics/equity-and-inclusion#.WvzIVNMvyL4Please follow these links for more information about our graduate program, http://artconservation.buffalostate.edu/ and SUNY Buffalo State, http://suny.buffalostate.edu/about.