Research Librarian I, Research & Collective Bargaining Services, AFSCME - Washington, D.C.
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Research Librarian I - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Department: Research & Collective Bargaining Services

Location: Washington, D.C.

Grade:  United Staff Union - Grade 8

Salary:  Starts at $72,447 with union-negotiated wage/step increases.

Benefits: List of benefits <>


To be considered:

Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume to: Include the position title, and if you are a current member of an AFSCME Local, in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage applying before June 28, 2019.

Duties, Requirements and Desired Qualifications:

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.


  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors' needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME's mission.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.


  • Full employer-paid health insurance for employee and family, including major medical, hospitalization, prescription drugs, vision, dental and orthodontia
  • Health insurance for domestic partners
  • Paid short term disability
  • Paid long term disability
  • Defined benefit pension plan (jointly paid)
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Full employer-paid life insurance and accidental death benefits
  • 3 weeks earned vacation per year
  • 12 days earned sick leave per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Holiday release between Christmas and New Year's Day with pay
  • Tuition assistance reimbursement plan
  • Dependent care assistance plan (flexible spending account)

Union Membership:

Employees filling a United Staff Union bargaining unit position are required to join the union and pay membership dues.

Director, Lakewood Memorial Library - Lakewood, NY
Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Position Availability: Director, Lakewood Memorial Library

A member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, the Lakewood Memorial Library is located in Lakewood, NY. The library serves the population of the Southwestern Central School District. See for more information about the library. The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. This is a full-time (37.5 hours / week), exempt position. A complete job description is available on request.


-- Provides leadership that creates an effective and productive working environment.

-- Oversees bookkeeping and financial report preparations, approves normal library expenses {within established policies/guidelines}, prepares and presents budgets to the Board and funding authorities.

-- Oversees recruitment, hiring, supervision, and mentoring of library personnel.

-- Develops long-range plans for library service and evaluates the effectiveness of services and programs.

-- Provides oversight for collection development and maintenance.

-- Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision-making, including formulation of policies, new services, and personnel actions.

-- Seeks out and fosters collaborative partnerships in our community.

-- Prepares grant proposals, administers grant funds, and submits all necessary 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:

-- A thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries.

-- Excellent written and oral communication skills.

-- Demonstrates ethical leadership and creates an atmosphere of collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.

-- A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, and community engagement.


--Master’s in Library Science from an accredited ALA program

-- A New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate 

-- Minimum 3 years work experience in a public library setting

A competitive compensation package, including benefits, will be commensurate with experiences.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and names/ contact information for 3 professional references to Closing date: May 31.

Online Learning Librarian, D'Youville College - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019

D'Youville College invites nominations for, and inquiries and applications from, individuals interested in an online learning librarian opportunity. D'Youville College is seeking an energetic, experienced individual to join the team at the Montante Library. This full-time, non-tenure track, faculty librarian will oversee and coordinate library instructional support for students enrolled in online programs as well as those taking online courses.

Located on the vibrant, diverse West Side of Buffalo NY, D'Youville is an innovative, private, coeducational institution serving 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

D'Youville is immersed in ambitious and exciting change initiatives to reframe traditional practices and structures to further grow enrollment, improve the health of the community, and profoundly impact student success. The College seeks a dynamic online learning librarian and team member to think critically, work with others, be a leader and communicate effectively. D'Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with a motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation and global community.

Founded in 1908, D'Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. Honoring its Catholic heritage and longstanding commitment to service, D'Youville welcomes students from every culture, faith and background. The College seeks a vice president who understands the changing landscape of higher education, and who can provide compelling leadership for inclusive excellence as we strive to expand opportunity to diverse learners, including adults, first generation, low income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Buffalo, the second largest city in New York, is home to 21 institutions of higher education, world renowned cultural attractions, two major and two minor league professional sports teams, and year-round outdoor activities. D'Youville is located in close proximity to Lake Erie, Niagara Falls, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Specific responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Designing, teaching, implementing, marketing, and assessment of an online information literacy program (OILP).
  • Managing the embedded librarian program, including the creation of policy, coordination of syllabi, communication with teaching faculty, and the training and support of embedded librarians.
  • Liaising with the key stakeholders in online programs to integrate OILP into their operations.
  • Maintaining knowledge of the online curriculum, including outcomes assessment.
  • Evaluating of new instructional technologies for possible application to OILP.
  • Collection of statistical data to both assess the effectiveness of the Library's current OILP and to help determine future OILP initiatives.
  • Participation in Library and faculty governance.
  • Service on faculty and professional committees.

Postition Requirements

  • Earned Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated involvement in the creative design and delivery of online information literacy instruction.
  • Understanding of the theory, pedagogy, practice, and assessment of information literacy.
  • Working knowledge of OER.
  • Familiarity with Canvas or similar online Course Management systems.
  • Awareness of student learning outcomes assessment as it applies to online instruction.
  • Ability to interact with students and faculty in a timely and professional manner through electronic media.
  • Capacity to work closely with Library staff in both a collegial and supervisory capacity.

Please submit resume or CV, cover letter, and three references: 

Online Submission form

Application deadline is June 10, 2019



Part-time Library Legal Services Coordinator - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Monday, May 6, 2019

The Law Office of Stephanie Adams, PLLC, located in Buffalo, NY, serves numerous library clients, museums, and archives. Typical services for libraries include: on-demand legal advice to library boards and employees, seminars and training sessions, policy development, and emergency/subpoena response. 

Under direct supervision of the attorney, this position will assist the attorney with coordination of those legal services. Essential duties will include: task organization, research, filing, document assembly, database creation/maintenance, and in collaboration with other support staff, scheduling and coordinating legal services for libraries, museums, and archives.

Additional duties may include: answering phones, interacting with clients, handling general correspondence, and contributing to the law office's social media.


  • Significant (2 years or more) past library employment is essential.
  • Ability to work with conventional office hardware and software is essential.
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain confidentiality is essential.
  • Demonstrable experience with conducting information searches and archiving information in easily searched digital and hard copy is essential (this requirement does not involve legal research skills).
    MLS or equivalent degree preferred, but not required.
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree required.
  • Multi-lingual preferred.

The position is expected to start at only five hours per week, with potential for more hours as workload demands.  Due to the small number of hours, it is expected that the candidate may have limited availability; hours will be set in collaboration with the employee so long as they are during regular business hours and reliable from week-to-week.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest outlining prior library experience, past experience working in a confidential environment, contact information for a reference from past library employment, and why they would value such a position to:  

Interviews will be conducted in June.

Immersive Technologies Librarian, University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Full Time   40 hours   Grade 000   Digital Scholarship Lab
Position Summary:
The Immersive Technologies Librarian’s primary focus is the creation of Studio X, a program and space for students, staff, and faculty to augmented, extended, mixed, and virtual reality (XR) and related technologies. The purpose of Studio X is to inspire innovative and interdisciplinary engagement, and to facilitate the development of a rich community of practice for XR, an area that is a strategic research priority at the University of Rochester. With the support of a range of collaborators within the libraries and beyond, the Immersive Technologies a Librarian designs and delivers an exploratory program that introduces students and faculty to tools, approaches, and technologies that make up XR, with an eye towards transforming coursework, inspiring new research directions, and providing support to innovative student and faculty projects. The Immersive Technologies Librarian will be part of a team designing Studio X, which is set to open in 2020, and will take on the responsibility of designing and bringing programming and support services into the space.
The Immersive Technologies Librarian joins the Digital Scholarship Lab, a team already consulting on XR projects and is deeply engaged in innovative research and teaching. This role has as peers Outreach Librarians already providing on-ramp programming on a range of research and technology skills. These peers will join forces with the Immersive Technologies Librarian to find key curricular connections, and partner on creating and delivering XR programming initiatives.
XR Workshops, Events, Training, and other Academic Programming
  • In collaboration with Outreach Librarians, Digital Scholarship Lab colleagues, and other collaborators, design and implement a learning and exploration program in XR technologies, methodologies, and critical theoretical approaches that meets the needs of students and faculty across disciplines
  • Explore connections with the curriculum
  • Build relationships with key faculty with research and teaching interests in XR to explore potential programs and initiatives
  • Design and implement learning opportunities for library staff in order to build XR capacity in current and potential collaborators

XR and Digital Scholarship Consultation

  • Consult with faculty interested in utilizing XR technologies and methodologies in their research
  • Participate in interdisciplinary project teams in support of digital scholarship projects
  • Explore ways to offer consultation and one-on-one support services through Studio X, with support from leadership across the libraries as required
XR Student Employee Management
  • Mentor student-employees supporting Studio X programming and projects
  • Design and deliver training for student employees supporting XR across the libraries
Studio X Space Management
  • Help consult on the design, development, and maintenance of the Studio space
  • Assess programming and activities to meet evolving needs of faculty and students engaged in XR
Professional Development
  • Stay current of trends in XR and emerging digital scholarship technologies, tools, and methodologies
  • Maintain good knowledge of existing exemplary work, projects, best practices, conferences, professional literature, and key players in XR and XR support
  • Share key learning as appropriate with DSL and Outreach colleagues
Miscellaneous Duties
  • Participate in and support fundraising and grant writing initiatives
  • Participate in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
  • 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 equivalent degree and experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and abilities
  • Ability to working both independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Experience with XR
  • Instructional skills
  • Willingness to learn and explore new and emerging technologies
  • Self-starter who flexible, creative, and open to new challenges
  • Strong commitment to diversity
Preferred Qualification & Competencies:
  • Experimentation with digital tools and methods in research and/or teaching
  • Project management
  • Grant writing

Reference ID: 214618

*When applying online, please upload your cover letter & resume as one pdf document.

Position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions or need more information about the position send an email to:

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

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Positions available, Niagara Falls Public Library - Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Niagara Falls Public Library is searching for several  talented individuals to work with us.  Currently we have openings for -

Librarian 1 - Adult Services, 

Librarian 1 - Teen Services,

Two summer students, 

and one library clerk.

For more information:


Hospital Library Services Program Manager, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council - Highland, NY
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council is hiring a Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) Manager. The HLSP Manager is a professional librarian position that plays a crucial role in the delivery of services to hospital libraries in the Southeastern region. Responsibilities include: providing library services to member hospitals; managing content on hospital library websites; purchasing and managing electronic resources; contributing to a positive work environment; and effectively communicating with members, partners, and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•    Manage cooperative subscriptions and access to electronic resources for participating hospitals
•    Serve as consultant to hospital library managers in the following areas:
    o    Reference and research services
    o    Collection development and access
    o    Resource sharing
    o    Marketing and training in library services and collections
•    Provide contractual services (VITAL Staffing) to member hospitals without librarians
•    Manage content on the hospital library websites maintained by Southeastern
•    Market and promote HLSP services to member hospitals
•    Manage the Medical Information Services Program (MISP)

Required Qualifications
An MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited degree program.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience in health science libraries
•    Knowledge of electronic resource management

Other Skills and Abilities
•    A thorough knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, goals, and services
•    Excellent communication skills
•    The ability to become familiar with the unique relationship between libraries and library systems in New York State

Salary and Benefits
This is a part-time position, with the potential for it to become full-time. The starting salary is $37,000 for 25 hours per week. Southeastern offers partial benefits to part-time employees.

About Southeastern
Southeastern facilitates resource sharing, information access, and professional development for a diverse membership that includes academic, school, public, special, and hospital libraries, as well as cultural heritage organizations. Southeastern’s service area includes eight Mid-Hudson Valley counties: Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland, Columbia, and Greene.  Southeastern’s headquarters is in Highland, NY, just minutes away from the NYS Thruway.

To Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in a single PDF to with the subject line: Hospital Library Services Program Manager. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. The position will remain open until filled, preferably by or before June 14, 2019.

Employment Opportunities at SUNY Buffalo Libraries - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

The University at Buffalo Libraries are currently recruiting for two faculty positions and three professional staff positions. We are looking for skilled, passionate individuals to join us in making the University Libraries a center of energy and innovation on campus. You can expect to learn continuously in a rapidly changing academic landscape. We will help you be successful by providing training/mentoring and professional development opportunities. Interested candidates should apply through the UB Jobs online applicant tracking system using the posting links below.

Sciences Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)

Social Sciences Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)


The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Library Director, Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library, Stockton and Cassadaga Branch Library - Cassadaga, NY
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Library Director serves as the library’s primary public representative in the community. The Director develops programs, organizes, manages and promotes the services of the library. The work will involve carrying out library policies as determined by the Library Board of Trustees and standard library practices.  The Director will work with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System (CCLS) in planning and implementing best practices for the Stockton/Cassadaga/Pomfret population.
The Director will be the working supervisor of  library staff and volunteers.  She/he will report to the Board of Trustees.
  • Record daily library usage and circulation. Submit a monthly report to the Board of  Trustees.  Compile the Annual Report for CCLS and NY State.
  • Select library materials for acquisition based on knowledge of patron preferences, current trends, popular titles and CCLS recommendations.
  • Assure processing of new materials is completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a data base of  library materials and  patron  lists.
  • Manage Interlibrary Loan materials.
  • Assist patrons in selecting materials .Guide patrons in the use of computers,tablets and the  Internet and social media.
  • Provide an organized office environment. Pick up and process mail (USPS and  email).
  • Maintain an orderly filing system and recording procedure.  Assist patrons using the copier and  fax.
  • Assist the Library Board Treasurer in creating a yearly budget.
  • Supervise library personnel and volunteers .  Provide a clear calendar of events, work schedules and duties.
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees , System workshops and the annual meeting of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.
  • Organize library programs(i.e. Summer Reading, Story Hour and other topicsof community interest).
  • Seek and apply for grants as they are offered.
  • Promote and maintain community contacts in order to understand the needs of the population  served  by the library.
  • A general knowledge of basic library procedures.
  • Willingness to provide an open, welcoming environment in the Library.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Consistently use tact and courtesy dealing with patrons.
  • Interest in learning best library practices, current trends and techniques.
  • Proficient communication skills(writing, speaking, listening).
The Library Director works a flexible 20 hour week.  The hourly rate is $16.
To Apply:  Upload a letter of interest and resume to:
Library Assistant I - James Prendergast Library - Jamestown, NY
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019

The James Prendergast Library located in Jamestown, NY seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, service-oriented individual to provide public desk assistance in person (and phone) for 20 hours per week. This minimum wage position is primarily evening and Saturday coverage.

 Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication
  • Ability to use computers and basic technology
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative environment as well as work independently
  • High School diploma or equivalent


  • Public library experience
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office desktop applications
  • Strong problem solving skills

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply via email with a cover letter and resume to

Library Director, Delevan Yorkshire Public Library
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Delevan Yorkshire Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve in a part time position of no more than thirty hours a week as Library Director.  This person will need creative abilities to expand use of our current library services, to develop new ones as needed and to actively promote the Library’s presence and importance in our community.   Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills are necessary.  A good knowledge of modern library policies, procedures and services, and a broad knowledge of the use of technology (in house and more widely in the library world) are also necessary.  Participation in local, regional, state and national professional library groups is expected. 

The Library Director will report to the Board of Directors.  Director’s duties will include expanding and managing the Library’s collection; supervision, hiring and training of staff and volunteers; strategic planning and goal setting; policy writing and its implementation; budget preparation and oversight of expenditures and revenue tracking; facility management; preparing a variety of reports; grant writing and keeping and maintaining records.

A Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of related experience are required.  More education is preferred.

To apply, please submit a letter and resume to  Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS.  Please send paper copies to:

Attention: Search Committee
Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library
POB 185
Delevan, NY 14042

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.