Library Assistant/Bilingual (Spanish), Rochester Public Library - Lincoln Branch - Rochester, NY
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019


  • Provides references and information by interpreting needs expressed by patron, using interviewing techniques, and directing patron to appropriate materials;
  • Instructs patrons in the use of reference materials online and in print;
  • Orients patrons in the use of the library, its collections and other resources including use of computers;
  • Recommends and locates materials for patrons;
  • Translates oral and written information to assist Hispanic patrons with library services;
  • Assists librarians with report preparation, planning, and scheduling;
  • Develops and maintains indexes, files, and directories for use by patrons; compiles and produces flyers and other written material promoting library events and the use of library resources, in both Spanish and English;
  • Assists in selecting and ordering materials and prepares new acquisitions for public use;
  • Arranges and implements special programs for community groups, schools, and human services agencies;
  • Performs daily opening or closing procedures whenever professional Librarian is not on duty at a Branch site;
  • Supervises lower-level library staff;
  • Acts as liaison to Hispanic community agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Bachelor's degree.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Ability to read, write and speak Spanish.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS AT 5:00 PM ON Tuesday, January 29, 2019.


APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BASED UPON THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED. Resumes may accompany but will not be accepted in place of a City of Rochester employment application. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, on the City's website:, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Human Resource Management, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Room 103A, Rochester, NY 14614. Application must be received or post marked by the final filing date, otherwise this application will be rejected.


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Director of Library Services, Arnot Health - Elmira, NY
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Arnot Health is seeking a knowledgeable, driven individual to join our Library Services and Education team. The Director of Library Services supervises all facets of the library service including planning, facilities, collections, services, and budget.

The duties for this position include:

  • Provides reference service to library users, including online searching in National Library of Medicine databases, internet and other online databases and services as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Graduate Medical Education, through the provision of reference services, literature searching, obtaining of articles, as well as monograph and journal collection development supports the knowledge-based information needs of our medical students and Resident Physicians, Program Directors, Core Faculty and medical staff.
  • Selects, acquires and maintains a collection of current print and electronic resources according to a selection policy appropriate to the needs of the hospital.
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests for the borrowing and lending of all types of library materials and obtains materials on interlibrary loan. Maintains cooperative relationships with regional libraries and networks.
  • Consults with the Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Group President, School of Nursing Library Committee and School of Radiologic Technology regarding library facilities, resources, policies, and services. Serves as Chairman of the School of Nursing Library Committee.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the library. Provides orientation program to new nursing, radiologic technology students, medical students, residents, and fellows. Offers orientation to new faculty and physicians. Produces library orientation pamphlet for new hospital employees.
  • Prepares and is responsible for adhering to the library budget. Keeps expenditure records for books, journals, and electronic resources acquired for the School of Nursing, Medical Staff and for the Medical Center.

Education Requirements: 

Graduation from an accredited library school with a Masters in Library Science. Courses in Medical Librarianship and Medical Bibliography, and certification by the Medical Library Association is desirable.

Experience Requirements: 

One year experience, or an equivalent combination of course work and experience. Knowledge of online systems and microcomputers.

Apply here. (Note: Click on Arnot Ogden Medical Center; Management/Professional; Director of Library Services.)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

PT Reference and Instruction Librarian, Daemen College - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Daemen College is seeking a librarian with a degree from an ALA accredited institution for a part-time, entry-level reference and instruction position. Days and evenings required. Please see the official posting and application process by clicking on the link.

Library Manager - Salamanca Public Library - Salamanca, NY
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Salamanca Public Library

Located in southwestern New York State, the City of Salamanca's Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for qualified applicants for provisional appointment to the position of Library Manager.  We seek a highly capable, innovative and dynamic manager to lead the library in its mission to provide excellent service to a diverse community. The Salamanca Public library is uniquely located in the heart of the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory along the beautiful Allegheny River.  The City of Salamanca is the "Gateway to Allegany State Park", New York's largest State Park.  Outdoor recreation can be found in abundance during all seasons within minutes from Salamanca.   Our Library serves 6,500 residents and in the past year had circulation of 22,350 library materials and 37,490 physical visits to the Library.  We have 29,300 physical items in our collection.    Recently the library completed over a quarter of a million dollar renovation extensively updating the facility, including compliance with ADA requirements.



The Library Manager serves as head of a library serving a population from 2,500 to 7,499. This position involves responsibility for simple library functions and administrative tasks. The work involves carrying out library policy as determined by the library board and standard practice. Also works with Public Library System Librarians in planning and implementing library services. Direct supervision is exercised over other library personnel. A Library Manager does related work as required.


  •          Selects materials for acquisitions using standard review sources and library system aids;
  •          Performs simple informational, reference and referral services and directs complex questions to the central library or system;
  •          Recommends building repairs and alterations;
  •          Conducts library programs on subjects of community interest.
  •          Works with system Librarians to evaluate the effectiveness of the library's services in relation to the changing needs of the community;
  •          Recommends changes or additions in library services to the board;
  •          Administers personnel policies established by the board;
  •          Prepares preliminary budget estimates for the board;
  •          Represents the library at community and group meetings;
  •          Recommends and administers public relations programs;
  •          Administers policies on the purchase and weeding of library materials;
  •          Attends library system workshops and professional meetings;
  •          Conducts staff meetings;
  •          Recommends appointments, promotions and disciplinary actions;
  •          May administer grants.




  • Working knowledge of library services and procedures;
  • Working knowledge of library materials and their use;
  • Ability to use library computer and audio visual equipment;
  • Ability to carry out library policies and procedures;
  • Ability to train library staff;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others;
  • Ability to exercise leadership and motivate others;
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with community organizations;
  • Ability to express oneself clearly both orally and in writing to groups and individuals;
  • Skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks;
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public.




Permanent appointment requires successful completion, competition and placement thru the Civil Service examination process. Minimum qualifications include:

A. A Master's Degree in Librarianship or closely related field from a college that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices;


B. A Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or one recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices and two years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience working  in a public library.


Please note: The City of Salamanca requires all Department Heads (including the Library Manager) to reside within the City of Salamanca.  Candidate must be willing to relocate to Salamanca within nine months of hire date.




* Starting salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is consistent with the City of

      Salamanca salary guidelines.  
* The library position offers competitive benefits, including participation in the New York State

     Employee Retirement System.



* Send resume with cover letter describing your background and qualifications for this position to our
     Salamanca Public Library board president, Tim Baird at:


* Application deadline is Monday, January 21, 2019.

The Salamanca Public Library values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Opportunities at the Internet Archive - San Francisco, CA
Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Internet Archive is hiring. Details on administrative and technical support roles:

The Internet Archive is a non-profit with a huge mission: "Universal Access to All Knowledge". Based in San Francisco, CA, with satellites around the world, Internet Archive staffers are building the digital library of the future - a place where anyone can go to learn and explore our shared human experience from books, web pages, audio, television and software. Forever.

Summer Reading Program Assistant, Nioga Library System - Lockport, NY
Posted: Monday, January 7, 2019

Grigg-Lewis Workership

Summer Reading Program Assistant

at Nioga Library System


Job Purpose

Summer Reading Program Assistants will be responsible for implementing story hours and library programs for children in Nioga Library System’s service area. The Summer Reading Program Assistants will enable all member libraries to enrich their summer selection of services and programs to children and their families, especially in those libraries where there are no children’s librarians on staff.

Duties, Responsibilities and Scope of Position

  • Implement story time and library programs with instructions and materials at our member libraries, falling under the theme A Universe of Stories.
  • Prepare materials for programs, including making crafts, copies, cut outs, etc.
  • Keep library materials and program schedule organized.
  • Participate in training and be critiqued by supervising librarian.
  • Develop ideas for library programs based on appropriate themes and literature, incorporating other media, e.g. crafts, games, music, technology.
  • Other duties as assigned: shelving books, creating book lists and other library tasks.


The program runs from approximately Monday, June 10 to Saturday, August 31, 2019 at an average 35 hours per week per intern (a total of 350 hours). Total payment for 350 hours will be $4200.00). Some evening and Saturday hours may be required.


Interns will be headquartered at the Nioga Library System. Programming activities will take place at member libraries throughout Nioga’s service area.

Supervisor and Location

Interns will report to:

Laura Herold, Youth Library Services Consultant

6575 Wheeler Road

Lockport, NY 14094

(716) 434-6167, ext. 24

Minimum Qualifications

  • A student registered to enter or continue a four-year college program
  • Resident of Eastern Niagara County OR attending NCCC or NU
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Positive and friendly attitude
  • An interest in working with children
  • Oral communication skills with individuals and groups of varying ages, educational backgrounds and experiential levels
  • Written communication skills
  • An ability to plan and coordinate tasks
  • An ability to work independently in the completion of goals
  • An ability to meet people easily, relate to children and express oneself clearly and concisely
  • Tact, courtesy and good judgment

Dress Code

  • Business Casual

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to carry program materials to program locations.
  • Willing to use own vehicle if system-owned vehicles are unavailable. (Nioga will provide mileage reimbursement).
Director, Dunkirk Public Library - Dunkirk, NY
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Director, Dunkirk Public Library

A member of the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System, the Dunkirk Public Library is located in Dunkirk, NY. The library is a school district public library and serves a population of 14,101.

Anticipated Start: February 2019

General Information: The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Along with regular customer service responsibilities, other duties include collection development, long range planning, program planning and management; budget management; building management; supervision of staff and volunteers; communication with Board of Trustees and the Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System; public relations and community outreach; and grant writing.

The Dunkirk Public Library is a civil service employer and a member of the New York State Retirement System.


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.
  • Provide leadership that creates an effective and productive working environment.
  • Develops long-range plans for library service and evaluates the effectiveness of services and programs to the community.
  • Provides oversight for collection development and maintenance.
  • Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision-making.
  • Seeks out and fosters collaborative partnerships.
  • 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.
  • Manages maintenance of library property, 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 - A master’s degree (MLS, MLIS, MSLS) from an ALA accredited library school. Possess a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate. Four (4) years of professional library experience, one (1) year of which shall have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Public library experience is preferred. Possess a valid driver’s license or be eligible for a NYS driver’s license, as position requires some travel to seminars and workshops.

Compensation - Salary is negotiable beginning at $45,000 with benefits.

To Apply: Apply online at on or before the closing date of January 18, 2019. Upload resume & list 3 references in cover letter via Indeed's cover letter section (under Apply Now).

Circulation Supervisor and Library Information Specialist, Lightner Library, Keuka College
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018

Reports to:  Director of Lightner Library, Keuka College

Location:  Keuka Park, NY

Standard Hours:  40 hours/week

FLSA Classification:  Non-exempt

Classification:  Support staff


The Circulation Supervisor and Library Information Specialist reports to the Library Director and under his/her supervision is responsible for circulation desk operations that include supervision of 25+ student workers and providing direct service to Keuka College students and faculty at the circulation desk.  The position will also work with other library personnel to coordinate the Library's Interlibrary Loan operations, will provide reference services at the Library's research/help desk, and will complete other projects as assigned by the Library Director.  

Essential Responsibilities

Circulation desk responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating 25+ student workers.
  • Using and administering the library's online circulation system (Polaris).
  • Supervising shelving and stack maintenance.

Working with other library personnel to coordinate the Library's Interlibrary Loan services, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Processing lending and borrowing requests.
  • Sending/receiving and logging material borrowed form and lent to other libraries.
  • Communicating with other libraries when necessary.
  • Maintaining accurate records and statistics of Interlibrary Loan transactions.
  • Providing assistance to ILL patrons as needed.

Provide reference service to library patrons both in person and online as assigned by the Library Director.

Creates topical library displays to highlight library resources as well as College and current events.

Responsibile for ensuring that assigned tasks are completed in compliance with various institutional and regulatory requirements.

Maintain a professional and courteous attitude at all times towards co-workers, internal and external customers, representing Keuka College, its programs, policies, and procedures in a positive manner.

Maintain effective working relationships to ensure institution-wide teamwork.

Attend provided/necessary training and other meetings to support effectiveness within position as required.

Consistently demonstrate high standards of integrity by supporting the Keuka College mission, vision, and values and adhering to institutional policies.

Maintain a high regard for student privacy in accordance with FERPA privacy policies and procedures.

Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.

Perform other functions as assigned by management.

Minimu Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required.

Supervisory experience preferred.

Experience in an academic library setting, including familiarity with ILLiad (or similar) and a Library Management System such as Polaris preferred.

Experience providing reference service in an academic library setting preferred.

Knowledge of library materials and bibliographoc tools.

Proficient in digital computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google App, and other web-based platforms.

Attention to detail and high quality standards.

Excellent planning and organizational skills.

Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

Understand and behave with a high level of integrity and complete confidentiality at all times.

Ability to be sensitive to and respond to needs/concerns of students, faculty, college staff, and the public.

Ability to work unde pressure with a high tolerance for interruptions, and the ability to work with diverse groups of people.

Physical Requirements

Evening and weekend hours may be rquired.

Occasional lifting up to 25 lbs.

In support of the American with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.  Keuka College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Link for posting and to apply for the job:  Circulation Supervisor and Library Information Specialist


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 . 

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.

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

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:

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