Executive Director

Position Opening

The Central New York Library Resources Council (CLRC) Board of Trustees is in search of a knowledgeable, farsighted leader to serve as their future Executive Director.  The successful candidate will work with the Board of Trustees, staff and membership in furthering the goals of the Council. Duties include but are not limited to; serving as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees, representing the Council at meetings pertinent to Council affairs, overseeing the implementation of the CLRC Plan of Service, acting as a liaison with the other Empire State Library Network Councils in New York State, supervision and hiring of library staff.  A full job description may be found at: https://clrc.org/exec-director-job-description/

The successful candidate must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, hold or be eligible to receive, a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate and have eight or more full years of professional library experience (post-MLS), at least two years of which shall have been in an administrative capacity.   Other desirable qualifications include: current knowledge of the future trends in libraries; knowledge of personnel and financial management; and the ability to form relationships that give the Council a high-profile role within the New York library community.

Interested applicants must email a resume with a cover letter in PDF format to hr@clrc.org


Application deadline is May 1, 2017.

(2) Elementary Library/Media Specialists
Position Summary: 
The primary purpose of this position is responsibility for all activities that take place in the library/media center to include correlating library skills and information literacy with all subject areas and faculty through utilization of the open access library/media center and direct instruction.
Education Required: Master’s Degree (Required)
Certification: Valid NYS Library/Media Specialist
Compensation: Per LPUT Collective Bargaining Agreement
Application Period: Accepting applications March 28, 2017 through April 3, 2017. 
All applications must be submitted by the end of business day April 3, 2017.
Application Procedure: Apply directly online at www.wnyric.org/application or you can go to the employment section at the Lew-Port website www.lew-port.com and complete the online application.
*Lewiston-Porter Central School District is an equal opportunity employer.
Lewiston-Porter Central School District
Personnel Office
4061 Creek Road, Youngstown, NY 14174
Phone: 716-286-7242 Fax: 716-286-7877
Posted: 3/29/2017
Library Director, Wilson Community Library (part time)

The Wilson Community Library Board of Trustees is seeking friendly, creative, and enthusiastic candidates for the position of Library Director.  The Library Director will be the executive administrative officer reporting to the Board while under its review and direction. He/she will attend all Board meetings.


  • All aspects of the day to day operation of the library
  • Management of library’s entire collection through material purchase and re-evaluation
  • Planning and implementation of new and interesting programming
  • Marketing of the library and all its resources and programming through the library’s website and social media
  • Supervision of a small staff
  • Attendance at NIOGA workshops and events
  • Collaboration with an active Friends group
  • Community liaison


  • Required:  Four Year Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred:  MLS Degree
  • Experience in library service
  • Computer and Technology Prowess – Must be comfortable, and capable of, assisting library patrons with a myriad of individual tech-related issues. Must be proficient in OFFICE or similar software. Must be willing to eagerly embrace new technologies as they emerge
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills - for successful interactions with patrons of all ages
  • Physical Ability – must be capable of performing the sometimes physical aspects of the position.

This (part-time) position is based on a twenty to thirty (20-30) hour work week, with an annual salary starting at $28,500 - dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Wilson Community Library serves the Town and Village of Wilson, NY and is a member of the NIOGA Library System. Wilson is a small (pop. under 6,000), friendly, rural lakeside community in western New York. In 2015, the people of Wilson overwhelmingly voted to stabilize the library’s funding through a 414 funding initiative. The library’s annual budget is approximately $129,000.

Interested candidates should send letters of interest, along with resumes, via email to wilsoncommunitylibrary@gmail.com.

The Wilson Community Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 pm on April 9, 2017



Cataloging Consultant

Daemen College Library seeks an experienced cataloger who can assist with the migration from our current ILS to another.

This is a short term project and the work will mostly involve preparing our data for migration.

Days and hours of work are flexible.

The project begins now and concludes at the end of May.

Catalogers familiar with III products Millennium or Sierra are preferred.

Direct resumes to:

Melissa Peterson, Director

4380 Main St.

Amherst, NY 14226.


Or emailmpeters2@daemen.edu

Posted 3/23/2017

Regional Services Librarian

The Northern New York Library Network, located in Potsdam, NY, a reference and research resources council that supports libraries across a seven county service area, seeks a Regional Services Librarian.

The NNYLN Regional Services Librarian is responsible for Professional Development, Digitization, Communications, and Regional Resource Sharing. 

Essential Qualification:

1. Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.

2. Experience and demonstrable skill in at least one of the following areas:

                - Professional Development

                - Communications

                - Digitization of Research Resources

                - Resource Sharing

 3.  Excellent customer service skills, tact, and the ability to work with a diverse population.

 4.  Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.

 Preferred Qualifications

1.  Ability to innovatively develop Network services designed to meet the needs of Network members.

2.  Working knowledge of contemporary computer applications such as WordPress, GoogleDocs; Google Sheets; Go-to-Meeting; Adobe Connect; Excel, PowerPoint.

3.  Ability to learn and implement new technology applications.

4.  Ability to analyze technical and professional problems and recommend workable solutions

Compensation: $50,000=$55,000, depending upon qualifications, excellent benefits including health insurance and TIAA-CREF retirement.

To Apply:  Email cover letter, resume and names of three professional references to HR@nnyln.org

Posted: 3/8/2017

Engineering Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to join a team of library professionals that provide services and collections to a diverse community of students and faculty in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is the most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York State, with 164 faculty and a 2015-16 enrollment of 3,478 undergraduate and 1,769 graduate students. Engineering teaching and research areas include aerospace, biomedical, bioinformatics, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, engineering physics, environmental, industrial, materials, and mechanical engineering.

As a member of the Science and Engineering Information Team, the Engineering Librarian works collaboratively with other team members to develop and provide outreach, instruction, reference, and research services specifically in support of the curricular and research needs of students in engineering departments at UB.  Additionally, this individual provides integrated support for undergraduate learning and research, from first-year seminars through upper-division capstone courses, and serves as an “embedded librarian” to provide just-in-time information and training for students engaged in research and design projects.

The successful candidate engages in active and sustained outreach to engineering students to ensure their awareness of Libraries’ resources and services and provides additional support for research by offering training in citation management software. The incumbent works to develop strong collaborative relationships with engineering faculty to foster the development of new services for undergraduate students and integrate library resources, information literacy and research competencies into courses, curricula, and programs. The Engineering Librarian provides reference and research consultation services in-person at service desks, through individual appointments, and via electronic communication (chat, email, text), including occasional evening and weekend hours.

Services and programs in data management, digital tools, e-research, data literacy, and other emerging areas are developed collaboratively by members of the Science and Engineering Information Team. The Engineering Librarian helps to develop, create, manage and integrate print and electronic collections, including databases, serials, books, and other formats, as appropriate, in science and engineering.

This is a two-year, renewable faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment with expectations for research, publication and participation in professional associations. The Engineering Librarian will report to the Head of the Science & Engineering Information Team in the Office of the Associate University Librarian for Research, Education & Outreach and work with other librarians and staff across the University Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution;

·         Understanding and knowledge of current and emerging trends in science and/or engineering disciplines;

·         Understanding and knowledge of best practices in science and engineering librarianship;

·         Demonstrated public service focus and a collegial leadership style;

·         Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in information literacy;

·         Demonstrated knowledge or enthusiasm for integration of new technologies in the delivery of information
          and instructional services;

·         Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communication skills;

·         Ability to prioritize projects, work independently and collaborate with library colleagues;

·         Ability to work effectively with students and faculty from diverse backgrounds within a complex academic environment;

·         Evidence of professional scholarly interest and the ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure
         standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach.

Preferred Qualifications:


·         Bachelor’s or advanced degree or coursework in engineering, science, or mathematics, or experience working in a

          science library or with the scientific research community;

·         Previous experience in instruction, with some classroom teaching preferred;

·         Knowledge of information and research literacy competencies in STEM disciplines;

·         Understanding of current issues surrounding scholarly communication and data management;

·         Experience in an academic or special library;

·         Experience with collection development;

·         Engagement in professional and/or subject discipline organizations, research, or publications.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA/CREF.

To Apply:

Visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59623


All applicants must apply via the UBJobs website listed above. Interested candidates should upload a CV and a separate cover letter that includes contact information for three professional references (including email addresses). The Search Committee Chair may contact you and ask for a statement of research and service interests. Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff of the University Libraries. Nominations and/or questions may be addressed to Cherie Williams, Human Resources Officer at ublibjob@buffalol.edu. Review of applicants is currently underway. This position will be filled by July 1, 2017.


The University at Buffalo:

The University at Buffalo (UB) joined the public State University of New York in 1962 and has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive university in the SUNY system. Widely regarded as SUNY’s flagship and its primary center for professional education and training, the University at Buffalo was also the first of the two public universities in the state to earn membership in the pre-eminent Association of American Universities, one of only 59 research-intensive universities in the United States to hold that distinction. Located on an international border, the University at Buffalo is truly a global community of scholars, ranking first in the nation among comprehensive public research universities in terms of percentage of enrollment that is international.

The Buffalo-Niagara region is the state’s second largest major metropolitan area, exceeded only by New York City. The region includes a diverse blend of communities, each with its own distinct personality, yet commonly characterized by a distinctly neighborly way of life, an unpretentious nature and spirited loyalty among residents.


The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.