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Digital Archives Technician, University at Buffalo Libraries

Circulation Supervisor PDF, Manlius Library

Circulation Clerk (Part-Time), Valley Cottage Library

Youth Services Librarian PDF, Marcellus Free Library

Library Director, Dansville Public Library

The Dansville Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an organized leader who has a community-oriented spirit. The ideal candidate will be an innovative individual who is prepared to lead our organization into the future.

Dansville Community

Dansville, NY is a small rural community nestled at the southern end of Livingston County and the Genesee Valley. Dansville's first public library was established in 1872 and was chartered by the State of New York in 1893. The Library is located in the historic Shepard Homestead and was expanded in 2011. The Dansville Library serves more than 10,000 people from Dansville and the nine surrounding townships that make up the School District. It boasts more than 4,400 borrowers and an annual circulation of approximately 58,000 materials. The annual budget is approximately $600,000.

Essential Duties

  1. Hires and supervises all Library staff and coordinates their work; oversees and/or conducts staff performance evaluations.
  2. Directs the planning and organization of all programs and services and evaluates the effectiveness of library services.
  3. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community organizations and the Board of Trustees.
  4. Supervises the preparation and administration of the annual budget and oversees the fiscal management of the Library.
  5. Serves as a consultant to the Board and meets with the full Board and committees; prepares Board meeting agendas and oversees preparation of Board meeting packet.
  6. Keeps informed of developments in the field through active participation in professional meetings and conferences, professional journals and staff interaction.
  7. Responsible for oversight of all Library operations.

Education and Experience

MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program is required; minimum of three years experience in a supervisory position.

Compensation

The Library Director is a full-time position with a 37.5-hour workweek. The salary range is $55,000-$60,000 plus a percentage of premium coverage for health care benefits and New York State Retirement.

Instructions to Apply

Email application materials (cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references) in PDF format by July 15, 2021 to librarydirectorsearch@owwl.org. The Dansville Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

IT Operations Manager PDF, Westchester Library System

Senior Librarian, New York School of Interior Design

Web Services Coordinator PDF, North Country Library System

Youth Services Librarian I (Part-Time), East Greenbush Community Library

Technology Operations Support Specialist, Mid-Hudson Library System

This position’s responsibilities include providing telephone, email, web-based and on-site support to member libraries in areas of technology related to the Integrated Library System (ILS), eResources and System supported services. This positions responsibilities include assisting in the regular maintenance and support of the ILS, eResources and various initiatives led by the MHLS Technology Operations Team. Strong candidates for this position should be fluent in Library ILS services and support (preferably Innovative Sierra), a dynamic critical thinker, and someone who would be an asset to the team providing support for library technology across the Hudson Valley. Candidates must demonstrate significant experience working with library software, producing reports and independent task management. Candidates should also embrace the ability to share ideas and support the work of others. Clear communication and skills in instruction are a must.

  • Critical skills: customer service, technology-aware, Sierra background, critical thinking, data management, query skills.
  • Key qualities: Passionate, shows initiative, curious, team player, able to manage time and tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or two years related experience and/or training
  • Salary: $40,000-$45,000
  • Read the full Technology Operations Support Specialist job description PDF .

MHLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

MHLS offers a strong benefits package including PTO, paid holidays, 403B plan, professional development opportunities, access to the NYS Local Retirement System and an Employee Assistance Program, and, for full-time positions, medical insurance.

To apply:

  1. Please email your resume and a cover letter specific to the position you are applying for to the MHLS Finance Manager & Personnel Officer, Saran Camara at scamara@midhudson.org.
  2. Position is open until filled with the first evaluation of applicants starting on Friday, June 25th.

Interlibrary Loan / Cataloging Specialist, Mid-Hudson Library System

This position’s responsibilities include cataloging, management of interlibrary loan activities, support of correctional facility libraries, and general ILS and Technology Operations Team support. Strong candidates for this position are customer service oriented and are a strong team player. An understanding of MARC based cataloging is desired as is experience with the Innovative Sierra ILS. The successful candidate will require time management abilities as well as excellent communication skills.

MHLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

MHLS offers a strong benefits package including PTO, paid holidays, 403B plan, professional development opportunities, access to the NYS Local Retirement System and an Employee Assistance Program, and, for full-time positions, medical insurance.

To apply:

  1. Please email your resume and a cover letter specific to the position you are applying for to the MHLS Finance Manager & Personnel Officer, Saran Camara at scamara@midhudson.org.
  2. Position is open until filled with the first evaluation of applicants starting on Friday, June 25th.

Library Sustainability Associate, Mid-Hudson Library System

This position coordinates and manages an integrated communication system that keeps system stakeholders connected. The person in this role assists the Library Sustainability Coordinator and Outreach & EDI Specialist in the areas of Awareness & Advocacy, Consulting & Development and Professional Development/Continuing Education for library directors, staff, trustees, and Friends Groups.Strong candidates for this position are customer-service focused, enjoy working in a team environment, have a strong background in writing and social media, and are adaptable. Candidates should also embrace the ability to share ideas and support the work of others. Clear communication skills are a must.

  • Critical skills: customer service, strong written communication skills, attention to detail, engaging with communities via social media, MS Office products, Canva, image editing software, WordPress
  • Key qualities: adaptable, analytical, able to manage time and tasks in a fast-paced environment, sense of humor, and a good problem solver
  • Educational Requirements: Associate’s degree or two years related experience and/or training
  • Salary: $40,000-$45,000
  • Read the full Library Sustainability Associate job description PDF.

MHLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

MHLS offers a strong benefits package including PTO, paid holidays, 403B plan, professional development opportunities, access to the NYS Local Retirement System and an Employee Assistance Program, and, for full-time positions, medical insurance.

To apply:

  1. Please email your resume and a cover letter specific to the position you are applying for to the MHLS Finance Manager & Personnel Officer, Saran Camara at scamara@midhudson.org.
  2. Position is open until filled with the first evaluation of applicants starting on Friday, June 25th.

The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library, (part of the Mid-Hudson Library System), located in Cold Spring, NY is seeking an energetic, imaginative full-time Library Director.

The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library is a small community-based Association Library with 9 part time staff plus the Director, which was established in 1913, through the Will of Mrs. Julia L. Butterfield.

Community involvement and service are essential components of the Library which delivers all aspects of library services, including circulation, information, programming and technical assistance to our community and the incoming director will carry on this work.

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations.

The annual operating budget is just under $400,000.00.

Qualifications:

Master of Library Science preferred.

Minimum 10 years of responsible library administrative experience. Experience should include a broad background in management, administration and human resources, operations, fundraising and finance, as well as knowledge of library services, operations and collections.

Salary: Starting at $60,000, commensurate with experience.

Full-time position - 35 hours per week

Generous PTOs

The Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for administering the safe and efficient operation of the Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library, its programs and services, in compliance with all applicable laws, and policies and decisions of the Board;
  • Exhibit a high level of administrative and supervisory skills including: recruiting and training of employees, supporting the continued training and development of staff members; balancing multiple priorities; administering personnel policies; preparing performance evaluations of staff members; record keeping; and preparing state and local reports;
  • Create and administer an operation budget and participate in fundraising activities including grant writing, donor relations, and other strategic funding initiatives
  • Plan and implement programs and services for patrons of all ages in collaboration with library staff and volunteers; with a focus on developing increased electronic programming and resources
  • Overseeing continuous development of relevant library materials and services; responsible for the development of the Library's collections in coordination with select staff;
  • Work closely with the President of the Board of Trustees and other Board and Community Members on committees and work projects
  • Adherence to strategic planning
  • Reporting to the governing library board
  • Overseeing staff
  • Attending position related meetings
  • Maintain our on-line presence
  • Maintaining our public and governmental relations
  • Oversee the maintenance of the library’s physical plant
  • Be the face of the Library in the community which would occasionally include activities in the evenings and weekends

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Resourcefulness, enthusiasm, and flexibility, with the ability to motivate others
  • Exercise considerable professional skill, initiative and good judgment, and the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, the public and the Library Board to promote the library as an integral and vital component of the wider community
  • Ability to make connections to local business, government, and community leaders
  • Strong computer skills: knowledge of databases, spreadsheet and word processing software, and library system software such as Sierra (or its equivalent)
  • Fluency with current and emerging technologies and their application(s) in a library setting.
  • Ability to envision, articulate, and realize a future for the library consistent with its mission, vision, and values

How to Apply

Submit (5) hard copies of your resume including a cover letter, salary requirements, and three to five references with contact information. References must include supervisors and colleagues.

Send to:
Judy Meyer
Board President
The Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library
10 Morris Avenue
Cold Spring, NY, 10516
Jbmeyer@optonline.net

Applications received by 5:00 June 18, 2021, will receive priority.

Teen Room Information Specialist (Part-Time), The Nyack Library

$18.40/hour

Duties include:

  • Maintaining a calm library environment within the Teen Room, which is used by students in the 6th-12th grades
  • Assisting teens and parents in use of resources in the Teen Room including book selection, doing research & computer usage
  • Developing and leading teen programs, both in person & remotely
  • Answering phones & pulling books for curbside service

Qualifications:

  • B. A. degree, experience supervising and working with teens, Teaching degree/experience preferred
  • Knowledge of teen literature, teen development and literacy
  • Library experience or Library school enrollees preferred

Hours: Weds. 2:30-7; Fri. 2:30-6; 2nd, 4th & 5th Sun. 12-4. Schedule will shift slightly as Library goes back to its normal hours.

Submit resumes & applications to ashaw@nyacklibrary.org. Position open until filled.

Applications can be obtained at the Circulation Desk or on the Nyack Library website.

IT Procurement Specialist, Southern Tier Library System

Library Director, Henderson Free Library

Due to the retirement of the current director, the Henderson Free Library is looking for a new director. Nestled in a rural lakeside (Lake Ontario) community in southern Jefferson County, this association library is a valued community resource actively supported by its patrons and the town. Reporting to the library’s Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops and manages the collection, recommends library policies, monitors library services, manages the annual budget, creates public relations materials and programming for children and adults, supervises staff and volunteers, stays informed of developments in library management, and works closely with the North Country Library System.

Desired Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Management of all library services, including circulation, operations, and activities consistent with library policies and NYS law
  • Supervision and development of support staff and volunteers
  • Development and evaluation of all library programming
  • Good judgment, resourcefulness, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and flexibility
  • A welcoming attitude and commitment to excellent customer service
  • Budget preparation in collaboration with the Board, recommendation of policies and goals, and regular communication with the Library Board of Trustees
  • Ability to use and teach current technologies
  • Familiarity with NYLA and ALA regulations and the importance of confidentiality

Qualifications:

  • Minimum
    • Two academic years of study at an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience in a library setting
    • Experience with community outreach or related community work
  • Preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Previous employment in a library

Employment Type/Compensation

  • 33 hours per week, with some flexibility based on current library activities
  • Compensation commensurate with experience

An application and more information about the Henderson Free Library are available at the library (8939 State Route 178, Henderson, NY 13650) or by email request (henlib@ncls.org). The application, along with a resume and the names and contact information for three academic or professional references should be submitted to Ann Trowbridge, Trustee, 11465 Ayles Road, Adams, NY 13605, or emailed to henlibsearch@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is June 19, 2021.

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Last Updated: June 11, 2021