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 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 (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


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



Job also posted on GOER website.


Librarian I, Lockport Public Library - Lockport, NY
Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Position Title:            Librarian I; Full Time

Type of Position:       Provisional – Probationary - Permanent

Salary:                        $38,084                                  

Date of Posting:         October 9, 2018


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Science and NYS Public Librarian Certificate;

Must be eligible to take the Librarian I Lockport Civil Service Exam.


Specific Requirements:

  • Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service;
  • Good knowledge of library materials,
  • Good knowledge of modern library organizations;
  • Strong technology skills including new and emerging technologies;
  • Interest/experience in adult & children’s programming;
  • Good judgment;
  • Ability to get along well with others;
  • Excellent time and attendance record;
  • Able to work nights and weekends;
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of  Microsoft Office suite;
  • Social media marketing skills
  • Does related work as required.


Sample Work Activities (Illustrative only):

  • Provide excellent reference and reader’s advisory services;
  • Maintains collections through replacement, weeding, & ordering;
  • Conducts book talks, multimedia programs, class visits, story and picture book hours;
  • Acts as a technology resource for library staff;
  • Provides digital literacy instruction to our patrons;
  • Provides assistance to patrons with technology devices;
  • Markets and advertises library programming;
  • Other duties as assigned


How to Apply:

Interested, eligible candidates should mail a resume and letter of interest to the Director by
October 26 , 2018.


Beverly Federspiel, Executive Director

Lockport Public Library

P.O. Box 475

Lockport, NY 14095


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

Librarian 1 - Digital Services Librarian, Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library - Clifton Park, NY
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018

The Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library invites applications for the full-time position of Librarian 1 – Digital Services Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Adult Services and is responsible for assisting in the coordination and provision of digital library resources. Supports the Library’s social media presence and maintains content on the Library’s website relating to digital services and social media. Collaborate with IT support staff, librarians and other staff members to provide quality digital services. Provides in-person and virtual reference and research assistance to patrons and participates in collection development and maintenance.

Full job description available at

Applicants must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree of Library and Information Science from a library school that is accredited by the ALA or recognized by the NYS Education Department following acceptable education methods   AND

One (1) - two (2) years of satisfactory professional library experience.

Special Requirements

Eligibility for a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate at time of application for appointment; possession of certificate at time of appointment

A background check is required prior to appointment

Civil Service

The position of Librarian I – Digital Services Librarian is a competitive position within the Saratoga County Civil Service Administration.

Application Process

A cover letter and resume must be submitted by October 3, 2018 via email to or by mail to:

Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library

Attn:  Rebecca Dyehouse

475 Moe Road

Clifton Park, NY 12065


Questions about the position should be directed to Rebecca Dyehouse, Head of Adult Services or 518-371-8622

Part-time Clerk, Pawling Library - Pawling, NY
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work every Sunday 11:30 AM – 4 PM, plus one two-hour shift on alternating weeks. The day of the alternating shift will be fixed in accordance with the availability of the successful candidate.

This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.

The library clerk performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to answer questions about the library.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Position: Part-Time: 11 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay: $10.40 - $13.50/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online at

Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Manager of Acquisitions/Serials, Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

See this page for additional information about RIT Libraries, Acquisitions and Serials, and to apply:

Detailed Job Description

Responsible for the leadership and management of the Acquisitions/Serials department which provides all library materials through purchase needed to support the RIT Curriculum and student and faculty research and scholarship.  With the Director of RIT Libraries, responsible for the prudent fiscal oversight and management of the library's $2.5+ million materials budget.  Working with the staff of the Research and Instruction Services department, responsible for collection analysis of the Wallace Library holdings.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction and budgetary oversight for the operations and personnel of RIT Libraries' Acquisitions/Serials department. Administer, lead and manage the permanent staff and student employees which may include interns and co-op students. Establish performance standards and initiatives, and support staff development.  Establish standards, procedures, and direction for Acquisitions/Serials in support of RIT Libraries'  goals and mission. Identify goals and set priorities that ensure a high level of service. Engage in and lead team in process and service improvements, pro-actively respond to user concerns and needs.
  • Select, communicate with (including some negotiations not handled by the Electronic Resources Librarian,) and monitor appropriate vendors of monograph and serials materials.  Review and oversee the placement of all monograph and serials materials orders requested by the librarian college liaisons. Make recommendations and implement new products and practices as appropriate to provide best, most cost effective products and services available for our constituents. Determine the best balance of loan/licensed/purchase of materials in regards to cost effectiveness and ease of access for users.
  • Provide prudent fiscal management of the library’s 2.5+ million-dollar materials budget, and maintain fiscal accountability for the serials, monographs, bindery, microfilm, new programs, and special funds. Work closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian and the Director of RIT Libraries in this area.
  • Perform collection analysis and assessment, and oversee general collection development initiatives and collection management projects, in coordination with the library subject specialists and other associated library departments.
  • Manage the effective use of the Integrated Library System’s acquisitions and serials modules related to monographic and serials ordering, funds management, invoice payments and serials check-in. Investigate new software options and evaluate workflows to determine if implementation will optimize departmental operations.
  • Serve as a member of RIT Libraries Management Team responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of RIT Libraries and its services.
  • Advise the RIT Libraries Management Team on services and new and emerging trends and technologies related to materials acquisition, electronic access and distribution.
  • Participate in setting organization-wide goals, policies, and services as a member of the RIT Libraries’ management team.
  • Cultivate and maintain internal and external relationships and serve on appropriate committees to enhance and promote the services of the department.
  • Work closely with other RIT Libraries teams to assess their needs related to acquisitions/serials. Represent RIT Libraries on campus and at local, regional and national levels in areas relating to acquisitions, serials and interlibrary loan.

Required Minimum Qualifications

3+ years of professional experience in an academic library in the following areas:

  • Selection of library resources in all formats, and ability to work effectively with vendors
  • Thorough understanding of publishing and library acquisitions issues, trends and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fund management and accounting principles.
  • Familiarity with information resource structures, and core resources that support general reference services.
  • Detailed knowledge and experience with an integrated library system and electronic resource management system.

Other Skills

  • Adept in successfully creating and working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and manage staff and student employees
  • Proficient in the use and manipulation of spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize information, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of relevant software applications and computer hardware/peripherals.
  • Ability to assess and integrate appropriate complex and rapidly–evolving technologies into the library’s collections and acquisitions workflows.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skill, both verbal and written.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-3 years supervising professional librarians in an academic library
  • 1-3 years using qualitative and quantitative data to make improvements to user centered services

Effective management of budgets and department resources.

Desktop Support Specialist, University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018

Under general direction and with latitude for independent judgment, accountability and initiative, the Desktop Support Professional is responsible for troubleshooting, triaging, and resolving issues related to computers, mobile devices, peripherals and audio -visual equipment. They will configure, deploy, provide support and instruction for hardware and software throughout the River Campus Libraries. The incumbent provides technical, hardware and software support for Windows, Mac OS and Linux desktop platforms along with iOS and Android devices. It is essential that the incumbent possess a strong commitment to working in a team environment; communication between team members is vital to this position as well as the ability to work independently. Delivering top-tier customer service is a large part of the position, which includes sensitively communicating with a variety of personalities and facilitating positive results. Besides technical support and customer service, the Desktop Support Professional will also be a part of project development, and be committed to continuous learning and improvement. The candidate must have excellent troubleshooting, interpersonal skills and have the ability to manage a broad variety of tasks simultaneously. The position reports to the Head of Library IT Services.


30% End-User Support

  • Assess, analyze, and troubleshoot customer technical problems received via Help Desk services or electronic methodologies.
  • Ensure that problems are diagnosed and resolved in a timely, professional manner.
  • Keep abreast of current computing and mobile technologies through continuing education, web searches, and formal seminar opportunities when available.
  • Log customer resolutions in Help Desk system
  • Audio/Visual Support for River Campus Libraries

 30% Hardware Support

  • Investigates and corrects workstation hardware problems.
  • Troubleshoots a wide variety of issues including printing, and audio-visual equipment issues.
  • Creates equipment needs lists based on user input.
  • Helps in researching, creating, and documenting hardware configurations for staff devices.

 30% Software Support

  • Installs workstation operating system upgrades, software, and any necessary updates.
  • Determines upgrade needs and procedures for workstation security, software, and licensing.
  • Documents, organizes and maintains software installation procedures.
  • Researches and recommends new software applications.
  • Works with network administrators to configure and secure workstations.

 10% Professional Development and Service

  • Keeps abreast of trends as they relate to Library IT Services.   
  • Participate in RCL committees and meetings required by supervisor.
  • Other related duties as assigned

 Machines and Equipment used on the job:

PCs, Macs, tablets, smart phones, printers, laptops, scanners, projectors.


  • Associate’s Degree in related discipline plus 1-2 years’ experience in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Windows and MS-Office software; experience with asset and inventory management software.
  • The candidate must have strong technical skills in areas including hardware and software troubleshooting and integration, telecommunications, workstation security and network technologies.
  • The candidate must possess good written and oral communication skills, be well organized,and be able to work as part of a team as well asindependently. The candidate should also have experience evaluating new technologies and their integration into an existing environment.

 The University and the Library

The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is embarking upon a new strategic plan making this a very exciting time to join our organization and the University of Rochester. This provides a unique opportunity for incumbents to implement the strategies to achieve the Libraries vision of becoming a collaborative hub of innovation in support of the Schools we support. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website:

The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation's leading private universities. University-wide student enrollment is 11,648 with 6546 undergraduate students and 4,678 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus.  Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. 

Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers its 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions.

Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country. The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons. In addition to hosting past PGA and Ryder cup tournaments and the LPGA tour, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams.

For more information about living in Rochester, see Visit Rochester


There are 2 openings. Please apply to Reference ID: 210606 or 210607

Position will remain open until filled. Please ALSO send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Kelley Kitrinos


The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected/ Veterans / Disabled



Automated Systems and Technical Services Librarian, Finger Lakes Community College - Canandaigua NY
Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Automated Systems and Technical Services Librarian is a creative, technologically savvy, highly-motivated librarian, responsible for ongoing administration of the online Library Management System (EXLibris’ Aleph) while continuously advancing the automated/technical library services at FLCC. Responsible for overall coordination of library’s automation activities including maintenance of library’s web pages; maintaining an integrated library system; all facets of the management of Technical Services (acquisitions, cataloging and serials control); maintaining the library’s web presence, and providing leadership in investigating and introducing new technologies.

1. Qualifications:

A. Educational Background: Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.

B. Experience: At least 1 year experience working in a library, preferably at an institution of higher education; experience in implementing / supporting integrated library automation systems and technical services experience, including original cataloging of materials, experience managing an integrated library system, preferably Aleph and/or Alma; experience working with screencasting software and front-end web development languages; experience implementing emerging technologies; experience developing a social networking presence in libraries; experience with the ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan) system, EZ Proxy remote authentication software, course management software, and LibGuides; experience in reference, library instruction, collection development and programming. Requires initiative and vision necessary to creatively advance automated/technical services at FLCC. Excellent interpersonal skills.

 2. Essential Functions:

A. Automation:

  • Coordinate all Aleph Library Management System operations, including OPAC, acquisitions, cataloging, serials control, circulation/ reserves, report generation, portal devices (OpenURL, discovery systems, etc.) and scheduling modules, report problems and recommend solutions to the library director.
  • Maintain library web page.
  • Serve as a resource for other library staff regarding all automation issues.
  • Participate in short and long-term planning, and implementation of new library automation technologies.
  • Serve on management team for library systems development.
  • Act as library liaison to Academic/Institutional Computing.
  • Act as library liaison to SUNY OLIS and SUNYConnect on automation issues.

B. Technical Services:

  • Supervise all Technical Services operations; report problems and recommend solution to library director.
  • Maintain a continuing review of all Technical Services objectives, policies and procedures, recommend changes as needed.
  • Train Technical Services staff.

C. Cataloging:

  • Create original records and supervise copy cataloging of print/non-print materials using the OCLC national bibliographic databases.
  • Establish and maintain standards for the input of bibliographic data in the library’s automation system.
  • Keep up-to-date with LC and OCLC technologies and policies, as well as national trends in bibliographic control.
  • Supervise processing of materials into collection.

D. Acquisitions:

  • Plan, implement and operate acquisitions module of EX Libris’ Aleph System.
  • Serve as liaison to monograph and automation vendors.
  • Coordinate acquisition procedures with bibliographic librarians.
  • Establish and review proper policies and procedures for solicitation, handling and acknowledgement of gifts and the disposition of unwanted materials.

E. Department Liaison:

  • Act as library liaison to Computing Science department and or other assigned department by providing bibliographic instruction, collection development and other services that support their curriculum.
  • Searching assistance for complex research topics.
  • Monitor assigned funds for purchase of monographs in liaison areas.

F. Reference:

  • Regular reference desk duty is required.

G. Archives:

  • Assist the library director with the planning, implementation, cataloging and supervision of the Charles J. Meder Library’s Archives.

H. Emerging Technologies:

  • Investigate and implement new technologies.

I. Other:

  • Coordinate Library Assessment Surveys, such as LibQual, to insure the library maintains its high level of library services.
  • May supervise clerical or work study students.
  • Teach information literacy/library instruction classes.
  • Assume other responsibilities at the request of the library director to insure quality library services to faculty, students and community residents are provided. 

 The starting salary is $47,565 and commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online: 

1.    Resume/Cv

2.    Cover letter and

3.    Contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration apply by 9/28/18.

Applications will only be accepted online. 
Address your online cover letter & resume to: 
Grace Loomis, Director of Human Resources.   

Finger Lakes Community College does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, gender expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

STEM Program Coordinator
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018

STEM Program Coordinator

The Challenger learning Center of Orleans, Niagara and Erie Counties located at 160 Washburn Street in Lockport, NY is seeking a part-time program coordinator for a new, 3-year funded after-school and summer STEM program for students in grades 6 through 12.

Job Description:

The Program Coordinator will be a part-time (approximately 25-30 hours per week) position reporting directly to the Executive Director and responsible for the successful initiation, development, operation, and growth of the new Connect, Challenge, Change (C3) program. Additionally, the Coordinator will assist the Executive Director and interact with other CLC-ONE staff to insure that the Center achieves its vision to help build a community where students develop the ability to command their own destinies and be a safe, friendly, learning destination for everyone.




  • BA or BS degree with program leadership and/or teaching experience

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and maintain growth with little supervision

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with participating agencies and direct both program staff and outside vendors

  • Successful team member with demonstrated ability to analyze information and adapt to a dynamic work environment

  • Ability to organize process and set short term benchmarks to reach long term goals while planning for future innovation

  • Experience with personnel organization and management

  • Instructional experience either teaching or lecturing

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability and willingness to work variable, non-routine hours throughout the week

  • Passion for supporting at-risk youth



  • Familiarity with computer equipment and its maintenance and operation

  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair small equipment

  • Grant writing experience




    Provide leadership and guidance for successful initiation and growth of the Connect, Challenge, Change program and its coordination with the Center’s other programs and activities. Report weekly to the Executive Director and provide written monthly C3 program status reports to the Center’s Board of Directors and C3 collaborating partners.


    Program Management:

  • Coordinate overall program execution with and by C3 collaborating partners

  • Organize and manage C3 support staff and maintain a program calendar

  • Supervise and participate (as appropriate) in program execution

  • Coordinate with CLC-ONE office staff to schedule activities conducted at CLC-ONE

  • Regularly monitor and report on program income and expenses and make timely recommendations for any necessary adjustments

  • Plan and schedule monthly coordination meetings with C3 collaborating partners

  • Identify and quantify budget and personnel requirements

  • Recruit and develop program volunteers, interns, and staff

  • Periodically review and help adjust the annual program budget


    Program Development:

  • Develop strategic plans and set goals for the program consistent with overall CLC-ONE and program goals

  • Supervise C3 STEM and SEL curriculum preparation and delivery

  • Insure the curriculum materials are maintained and updated as necessary

  • Identify and recommend program modifications for approval and implementation

  • Create messages for the Center’s newsletter, Facebook, and other forms of CLC-ONE publicity and outreach

  • Lead C3 program publicity and oversee creation of marketing materials (brochures, ads, etc.)

  • Connect with local resources including businesses, educational institutions, community groups, individuals and other non-profits to gain support for the C3 program

  • Foster and maintain open and healthy relationships with local resources

  • With the collaborating partners, identify and actively pursue new C3students


    Other CLC-ONE Support:

  • Identify innovative ways to improve fundraising

  • Assist the Executive Director to complete and file grant applications and reports

  • Meet with potential donors


    Application Process:

  1. Email inquiries and questions to:

  2. Deadline for email submission of a cover letter and resume by prospective candidates is 5:00pm Monday, September 10, 2018.Email applications to BOTH: AND

  3. Candidates selected for interview will be notified by September 14, 2018.

  4. Interviews will be scheduled the week of September 17.

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 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 or
716-664-6675, ext 251.Review of applications begins September 25, 2018.

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Vital Technologies Librarian, River Campus Libraries - University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The River Campus Libraries (RCL) is seeking a creative, collaborative librarian to champion the user experience across library systems. This role supports the University by assisting with the configuration, performance, and integrity of the University’s library services platform, web scale discovery interface, and other vital library systems. In close collaboration with technical and non-technical partners across RCL, this role identifies existing and emerging solutions that have potential for new and improved library services, and acts as a consultant and collaborator to frontline staff.

Key responsibilities of this role include: supporting vital library systems and acting as key liaison between the Information Discovery Team and library staff and the broader University community who use library systems to support the University’s teaching, learning and research environment.


Search and Discovery Systems: 40%

  • Support the Senior Library Systems Analyst in the administration and configuration of vital library systems, including the library services platform and web scale discovery service (currently Voyager/Summon; future Alma/Summon)
  • Support library staff in the operation and optimization of vital systems and associated workflows, including training of and outreach to library staff
  • Seek continuous improvement of systems and processes by gathering feedback and continued research into best practices to ensure optimum system usability (give user perspective)
  • Collaborate with vendors and staff throughout the libraries to optimize systems and their associated workflows

Academic Applications Technologies: 30%

  • Serve as application administrator for other library systems as assigned (e.g. LibGuides, LibraryH3lp, ILLiad, etc.)
  • Work closely with various departments to upgrade, operate, troubleshoot, and optimize systems
  • Responsible for user experience across and between library systems, coordinating between users, staff, and vendors to ensure the best user experience possible

Consultation and Collaboration: 20%

  • Keep up to date on exisiting library technologies and iteratively improve to ensure library staff are making the best use of those technologies
  • Investigate emerging technologies to bring new opportunities to key stakeholders
  • Serve as liaison between the Information Discovery Team and other library departments
  • Advise and collaborate as an expert resource on user-facing projects

 Miscellaneous Duties: 10%

  • Maintain currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
  • Participate in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
  • Maintain professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and campus constituencies
  • Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Post-graduate degree in library and information science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution (or related degree that readies for this position)
  • A strong, demonstrated service ethic and user-centered thinking
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to form strong connections with faculty, students, and peers
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Professional curiosity to explore the use of new technology
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-starter who is flexible, creative, and open to new challenges
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity


  • 2-3 years experience in an academic environment
  • Experience administering and configuring library systems or applications
  • Experience managing a website
  • Experience with a scripting language
  • Experience with Alma, ILLiad, LibGuides, Summon

The University and the Library

The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is embarking upon a new strategic plan making this a very exciting time to join our organization and the University of Rochester. This provides a unique opportunity for incumbents to implement the strategies to achieve the Libraries vision of becoming a collaborative hub of innovation in support of the Schools we support. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website:

 The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation's leading private universities. University-wide student enrollment is 11,648 with 6546 undergraduate students and 4,678 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus.  Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. 

Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers its 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions.

Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country. The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons. In addition to hosting past PGA and Ryder cup tournaments and the LPGA tour, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams.

For more information about living in Rochester, see Visit Rochester


Apply UR Vital Technologies Librarian

Reference ID: 210447

 Position will remain open until filled. Please ALSO send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

 Kelley Kitrinos

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected/ Veterans / Disabled

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, 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).; follow these links for more information about our graduate program, and SUNY Buffalo State,

Public Services Coordinator, Alfred University - Alfred, NY
Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018

Title: Public Services Coordinator

Grade Level: Staff

Location: Scholes Library, NYSCC @ Alfred University

The Public Services Coordinator supervises and manages all day-to-day functions of Service Desk including: circulation and supervision of 30-35 student workers.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree preferred, however signifigant library experience can be substituted. 

For additional description and full job ad click here: Alfred University, Scholes Library-Public Services Coordinator

Library Director, Putnam Valley Free Library - Putnam Valley, NY
Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018

The Trustees of the Putnam Valley Free Library seek a highly motivated professional to manage the daily operations of the sole library in this Town 50 miles north of New York City of approximately 12,000 residents.  We wish to hire a leader who will work with a staff of varying experience, and who has direct supervisory responsibilities.  The Director will be expected to, along with the Board of Trustees, formulate short and long-term goals for the growth of the Library, and will be responsible for their institution.

The Director is reportable to the Board of Trustees and is charged with:

  • Promoting the Library and its services
  • Fostering an institution that welcomes all patrons
  • Managing the Library’s programs and services and seeking new programs and services to serve Putnam Valley’s populace
  • Seeking and managing grants
  • Managing all personnel matters, budgets, collection and services, and facilities
  • Partnering with the Town, its schools, elected officials, and other entities to expand the Library’s reach

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate by time of employment
  • Minimum four (4) years professional librarian experience, with at least one (1) year managerial experience

This position is full-time, exempt, with some evening and weekend requirements. 

Salary Range: $50,000-$53,000, depending on experience.

Send cover letter, resume and references to:

Graduate Assistant-PT, Trocaire College - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Institution: Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY 14220

Position: Graduate Assistantship Opportunity-Part Time Circulation and Reference

Position Type: Non-Exempt

Rate:  $16.21 per hour

Reports to:    Director of Library Services                     



The Part Time Library Graduate Student



  •          A current Master of Library Science graduate student in good standing
  •          Completed a Library Reference course or is currently enrolled
  •          Works cooperatively with other librarians
  •          Focused on Student Success
  •          Plans work according to established procedures
  •          Prioritizes tasks
  •          Ability to troubleshoot basic computer problems
  •          Expert research and Internet searching skills
  •          Advanced skills with using a Windows operating system, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and academic software programs
  •          Excellent customer service and written and oral communication skills
  •          Experience working with an Integrated Library System (ILS) - preferred
  •          Good organizational and time-management skills
  •          Self-starter


Job Specific Competencies: 

  •         Provides Reference services when required
  •          Participates in inventory of books and materials
  •          Uses computer to enter and retrieve information
  •          Knowledge of various e-resources and up-to-date knowledge of Circulation and Cataloging procedures
  •          Performs other tasks as assigned
  •         Must be able to work nights and occasional Saturdays.


Position Specifications and Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  •          Capable of exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects.
  •          Sit for long periods of time
  •          Work in a collegial manner
  •          Able to work in an open and heavily trafficked setting while maintaining focus on particular tasks.
  •          Effectively use a computer.
  •          Must be able to work Saturdays and evenings


To Apply, please complete the application at: and upload

  •          cover letter outlining your relevant experience
  •          current resume
  •          contact information for at least three (3) professional references.