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July 28th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs, News by Claire

Want to be a librarian in Onondaga County?  The Librarian I exam has just opened in Onondaga County.  To be eligible for any Librarian I position that opens in the OCPL system, you must have completed this exam.  Fear not, it isn’t really a test- more like a resume review to check for qualifications.

This title exists in the following jurisdictions:
Onondaga County Public Library – $44,522-$49,246 (2012)
Baldwinsville Public Library (salary varies)
Northern Onondaga Public Library (salary varies)
Liverpool Public Library (salary varies)
Solvay Public Library (salary varies)

There is a $15 application fee.  The deadline is August 26th.  Read the instructions here:

July 28th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

Four County Library System

Vestal, NY

Working under the general direction on the Executive Director and utilizing the Plan of Service, the Digital Services Librarian manages the system’s digital resources including the website, intranet, and electronic resources, and provides training for system and member library staff in the use of electronic resources and other digital tools.

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in library science from an accredited library school and eligibility for New York State Public Library Certification.

Familiarity with blogging and web proxy software, and experience in development and implementation of training programs are preferred.  Click here for the full job description.

The position is full time (37.5 hours/week) and includes New York State Retirement and health insurance.  Salary: $35,000 per year.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to by August 1.

July 28th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

Honeywell International - Buffalo, NY

Honeywell International is a $40 billion diversified Fortune 100 leader with more than 131,000 employees in 100 countries around the world.  We invent and manufacture technologies that address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macro trends like energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity.

We are building a world that’s safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, more innovative and productive.  For more information, please visit or follow us @HoneywellNow.

This role supports the Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) business, based in Morristown, N.J. Performance Materials and Technologies is a high-performing, global business with an array of technologies that are changing the world for the better. We develop and manufacture advanced materials and process technologies used in a wide range of industries and applications, from petroleum refining to environmentally-friendlier refrigerants to bullet-resistant vests. Our advanced materials are critical in the manufacture of products ranging from nylon to computer chips to pharmaceutical packaging.

Performance Materials and Technologies holds more than 3,900 patents globally and employs 2,800 engineers (about one-third of its total workforce) and 1,100 R&D personnel, including 400 with doctorates. Performance Materials and Technologies comprises five businesses, each of which succeeds on the strength of its technology portfolio, complimented with expertise in engineering, sales, marketing and supply chain.

Position Responsibilities:

Advanced materials is the portfolio of chemical businesses with research centric scientists located in Buffalo NY (Fluorine), Sunnyvale CA and Spokane WA (Electronic Materials), Colonial Heights VA and Morristown NJ (Resins and Chemicals), and Seelze Germany (Specialty products). Some scientists are also located in research centers in Gurgaon, India and Shanghai, China. Support is also needed for the various chemical engineers at Advanced Materials production facilities (Metropolis, IN, Hopewell, VA, Chester, VA, Philadelphia, PA) and the Product Stewardship group in Morristown.  The largest number of research scientists is in Buffalo.

The portfolio of chemistry in Advanced Materials is across several disciplines of chemistry and some chemical engineering. Disciplines include:

Organic (small carbon chain acyclic compounds with fluorine, chlorine, caprolactam)

Inorganic (organo metallics, ammonium sulfate, complex salts; lanthanides, metallurgy)

Polymers (PCTFE, UHMWPE, nylon, PE wax)

The position is responsible for searching and synthesizing information from primary and secondary sources into intelligent information used in strategic decision making for R&D activities of the Advanced Materials businesses.  This could be information supporting New Product and process Development, market information, intellectual property, acquisition activities or other business functions.  The researcher will be responsible for developing standard request protocols, prioritizing outstanding items, and delivering accurate information on a timely basis.

The searcher for advanced materials should be well rounded in many areas of chemistry.  They must be skilled at researching a multiple ingredient composition search as well as very skilled in scientific areas of search. Know when to ask questions and be prepared to have more than one round of search attempts. The scope of the search (due to the complexity) may change so a new search attempt is needed. The search expertise needs to be at the PRO level for the most complex research.

In order to effectively provide information, the researcher will be responsible for the following activities:

* Conduct advanced technical searches and synthesize results from: scientific literature/patent resources such as SciFinder and STN, including command searching Chemical Abstracts using CA numbers and associated indexing; structure, sub-structure, detailed reaction, and chemical properties search tools such as REAXYS (formerly Beilstein and Gmelin); patent search and analysis tools such as Thomson Innovation and Orbit; and secondary engineering literature resources such as COMPENDEX

* Conduct expert searches in a variety of sci-tech, business, economics, marketing, and finance databases, such as Dialog, STN, Factiva, Lexis-Nexis, Newsedge, and Onesource

* Use analytical and graphic tools to convert the raw data from above searches into useful information

* Partner with R&D teams to understand the development pipeline and create information support solutions for research pipeline and technology roadmaps

* Monitor commercial developments, track competitor and industry trends, and distribute competitive intelligence results by setting up regular alerts etc.

* Provide value-added information support to business development, marketing, scientists, IP attorneys, toxicologists, risk assessment, engineers and key decision makers in the Advanced Materials Division

* Train employees in the use of information resources.  Evaluate and recommend new resources; serve as an expert in selected resources

* Knowledge management activities: Documentum support for projects; Microfilming/scanning for lab notebooks. project manager for project; training, troubleshoot,  indexing documents, SOP’s, access prior  research reports

* Manage on site physical assets for R&D – notebooks, library books, journals for this 2nd largest R&D site in PMT

* Other activities as assigned

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

Basic Qualifications:  

* Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in natural sciences or engineering

* 3 + years of related experience or equivalent information specialist experience searching chemistry, business, economics, marketing, and finance databases

Preferred Qualifications:

* Very strong research and analytic capabilities

* Proficiency in web site, portal design is a plus

* Ability to work as an effective contributor within the team-based environment

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential

* MLS or MLIS degree preferred

July 28th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

Northern Onondaga Public Library

Part-time Library Clerk 1 Position

The Northern Onondaga Public Library has an opening for a part-time Library Clerk (20 hours per week). This will be a split position, with ten hours regularly scheduled at the Brewerton Library (Thursdays 3-8 and Fridays 12-5). The remaining ten hours will be scheduled to cover shifts at NOPL libraries as needed. Some weekend hours may be required.

Pay Rate: starting hourly rate is $10.19 per hour. Part-time staff members are eligible to join the New York State Retirement System, and receive some employee benefits.
Duties/Description: Primarily providing customer service at the circulation desk, but may be asked to perform other tasks in the library as needed.


  •  High School diploma
  • Must have reliable transportation


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with common computer applications

To Apply Contact:

Nancy Boisseau, Brewerton Library Manager


July 28th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

JOB TITLE: Library Assistant/Part-Time/Temporary 1 Year
SALARY RANGE: $19.46 to $22.24/Hourly
DEPARTMENT/BUREAU: Rochester Public Library/Central/Children’s

Provides reference and information by interpreting needs expressed by patron, using interviewing techniques, and directing patron to appropriate materials; Instructs patrons in the use of reference materials, online and in print; Orients patrons in the use of the library, its collections and other resources including use of computers; Recommends and locates materials for patrons; Assists librarians with report preparation, planning and scheduling; Develops and maintains indexes, files, and directories for use by patrons; compiles and produces flyers and other written material promoting library events and the use of library resources; Assists in selecting and ordering materials and prepares new acquisitions for public use; Arranges and implements special programs for community groups, schools, and human services agencies; Supervises lower-level library staff.

Possession of a Bachelor’s degree*.

*Preference will be given to qualified candidates whose education is centered on early childhood (birth to age 5), or whose work history shows experience with this age group, through interaction with parents, childcare providers, or organizations serving this age group. This temporary position will work closely with the Children’s Services Consultant to implement Raising a Reader, a program designed to encourage families to share daily book cuddling, at a variety of sites throughout Rochester.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS AT 5:00 PM ON Thursday, July 24, 2014. APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THAT DATE IN ROOM 103A, CITY HALL. PLEASE BE CERTAIN THAT YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE AND DESCRIBES ALL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE. APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED BASED UPON THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED. Resumes may accompany but will not be accepted in place of a City of Rochester employment application. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, on the City’s website:, or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Human Resource Management, City Hall, 30 Church Street, Room 103A, Rochester, NY 14614.

Application must be received or post marked by the final filing date; otherwise this application will be rejected.

July 17th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Maxwell Memorial Library is a small public library serving the residents of the Town of Camillus. Although part of the 31-library Onondaga County Public Library system, it is not a county agency.

Please email a cover letter and resume by Monday, July 28, to Rena Brower.

Job Title: Permanent Part-Time Circulation Clerk
Pay Range: Hourly, starting $9 to $11 per hour
Job Description: Permanent, part-time circulation clerks work a regular schedule of 15-20 hours each week, including some Saturdays, to be determined by schedule openings and by the director and clerk together. Additional time requirements include monthly staff meetings (1.5 hours), occasional trainings outside of work hours (1-2 hour sessions), emptying the bookdrop during long holiday weekends (2 hours), and substituting for other clerks.

Clerk responsibilities include:
• Working at the circulation counter and handling all patron transactions
• Mastering the Polaris library circulation system and using it effectively to solve circulation problems and questions
• Fielding basic- to intermediate-level reference questions
• Effectively using Internet and electronic resources for library tasks and helping patrons
• Processing materials
• Answering the phone and handling inquiries by phone
• Working well with patrons of all ages and walks of life
• Working as a competent and friendly team member with other staff
• Regularly using library email to keep abreast of library news, updates and issues
• Completing special tasks (onetime or ongoing) assigned by director
• Some physical ability – the job entails lifting or otherwise moving bins and bags of library materials up to 50 lbs., bending and reaching, and working on your feet.
• On an ongoing basis, building skills necessary to answer patrons’ questions, provide needed help, and work effectively in the current library setting. This can be done through workshops and trainings offered by the library and regional library organizations, as well as through independent study and continuing education.

A circulation clerk should have the following skills:
• Communicate well in English, including spoken and written word
• Stay calm and polite when patrons may be upset, angry or rude
• Be able to navigate in a Windows- and web-based computer environment
• Be able to use and help others use various Web browsers, email services, word-processing programs, portable memory devices, printers, scanners and fax machines
• Be able to navigate the Web-based library catalog to place holds, search for items, access patron accounts, and more
• Have a practical knowledge of electronic books and readers, listening devices, downloadable audiobooks and ebooks, tablets, smartphones, and laptops and a desire to continue learning new formats as technology develops

July 17th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

The North Castle Public Library Director position is a unique opportunity for dynamic candidates with proven records of success. North Castle, New York is a vibrant and diverse town of approximately 11,000 people and home to corporations such as IBM, MBIA, and Swiss Re. The library’s two branches serve a wide range of ages and demographics.

The Board of Trustees recognizes that the library’s future success depends on embracing change and promoting the professional talent of all employees. We encourage applications from individuals with authentic passion for leading teams to drive positive results in a rapidly evolving environment.

Selected Job Responsibilities
* Continuously evaluate and evolve the library’s services to achieve a thriving library that exceeds the community’s expectations
* Manage and develop library personnel
* Conduct active community outreach and marketing
* Build and maintain strong relationships with the Library’s Board of Trustees, the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc., town government, the Westchester Library System, and other community organizations
* Develop budgets and financial management
* Oversee and ensure sustainability of the facilities

Education and Certification
* A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the ALA or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices
* Candidates must possess or be eligible for the New York State Public Library Certificate and Library Director II status

Library Director Benefits Summary
Salary is negotiable between $75,000 to $85,000 based on experience and qualifications. A competitive benefits package will also be included.

How to Apply
Please send resume and three professional references electronically to

July 10th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

The Associate Editor will be responsible for developing and updating the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) within the framework of the editorial plan and in response to current and future needs of the worldwide Dewey user community- 200,000 libraries in 135 countries plus emerging uses inside and outside of libraries.

Job Requirements

  • Develop and update the DDC within the framework of the approved editorial work plan, researching subject areas, consulting with experts, and interacting with internal and external reviewers.
  • Prepare and issue regular updates to the DDC.
  • Prepare and/or edit electronic and print publications based on the DDC, and participate in new electronic product development and testing.
  • Promote the DDC through presentations, papers, workshops, and conference participation throughout the world, and serve as liaison to DDC user and review groups.
  • Serve as technical liaison to development and research related to the DDC.
  • Review licensed translations and publications based on the DDC, and serve as liaison to translation advisory groups.
  • Qualifications

    • Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Library Science or Information Science, or related field.
    • Demonstrated desire to specialize in subject cataloging or knowledge organization (via coursework, internships, volunteer work in libraries, or work experience).
    • Reading skills in one or more languages in addition to English (preferred, not required; preference will be given to candidates with this skill).
    • Some familiarity with:
      • Dewey Decimal Classification System and other forms of bibliographic classification systems (e.g., LCC, UDC, Bliss)
      • FRBR suite of requirements (esp. FRBR, FRSAD) and other subject authorities standards and/or models
      • Contemporary knowledge representation languages (e.g., OWL)
      • MARC, RDA, and/or AACR2
      • BIBFRAME
      • Library of Congress subject headings (course work is acceptable; work or internship experience is preferred.)

Go to:

July 9th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Note: This position will be filled as a PROVISIONAL Civil Service appointment. The appointee will be required to qualify for permanent appointment to this position when the next classification test is offered.

The Oswego Public Library seeks a Technology Instructor to oversee the lab and develop and present programs for the lab and community room. The Technical Instructor will be under the supervision of the Library Director and Librarian. The individual will work with the Librarian and the technicians of the North Country Library System to address any technical difficulties faced by the library

This is a technical position responsible for the teaching of technological resources currently available to the public. The incumbent meets with those who have overall responsibility for the program to develop an appropriate course of instruction. The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Librarian. Supervision may be exercised over the work of volunteers.

The following is indicative of the level and types of activities performed by incumbents in this title. It is not meant to be all-inclusive and does not preclude a supervisor from assigning activities not listed which could reasonably be expected to be performed by an employee in this title.

* Meets with supervisor or administration to develop a technology based instructional program for targeted populations
* Provides group and/or individual instruction on the use of current technology available, such as general computer usage, the use of common packaged software, on-line employment resources, the use of e-government services, etc.
* Researches the internet to keep abreast of current resources available in selected areas of interest
* Maintains detailed records of program activity and makes periodic reports as requested
* May review training programs to assist in determining programs effectiveness
* May provide assistance to library staff and others

Knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of general instruction;
Knowledge of the principles of curriculum development and the evaluation of training materials;
Knowledge of the use of the internet and basic software packages;
Ability to plan and implement course outlines and lesson plans;
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing;
Personal characteristics necessary to perform the duties of the position;
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of work experience in computer skills instruction. A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Computer Sciences, Information Sciences, or Library Sciences can be used to substitute for up to one year of work experience. A Master’s Degree in Education, Computer Sciences, Information Sciences, or Library Sciences can be used to substitute for up to two years of work experience.

SCHEDULE: Combination of day, evening and weekend hours

SALARY RANGE: $30,000-$31,800 with benefit package

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send as a word file your cover letter, resume, references and application to . The position title should be included in the subject line of your email or mail documents to: Oswego Public Library, 120 East Second Street, Oswego NY 13126 Attn: Carol Ferlito, Director.

For more information about the Oswego Public Library and electronic version of the application, visit  Oswego Public Library is an EOE

July 9th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

The Board of Trustees of the Bloomfield Public Library seeks an energetic, innovative and community oriented library manager. Candidates must be passionate about learning, eager to embrace community involvement and demonstrate the ability to create excitement surrounding the ever-changing public library environment.

The picturesque village of Bloomfield is located in Western Ontario County on Routes 5 & 20 and is home to beautiful old churches, monuments, century old trees and a village green. It is located in the Finger Lakes region, near Canandaigua and close to the city of Rochester. The Library is chartered to serve the town of East Bloomfield. The library serves approximately 6600 residents of the Bloomfield School district.

Work Schedule
Position: Full time, 40 hours per week including some evenings and Saturdays.

Education and Experience
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least a Bachelor’s Degree.
Professional experience in administering not-for-profit, government, education, human services or library services.
Civil Service examination required. The examination announcement can be found at the following link when the examination is scheduled:

How to Apply
Interested individuals and those meeting minimum qualifications should:
1. Send an application and resume to; Ontario County Human Resources, 3019 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424. Application available at:
2. Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, and phone numbers of three professional references to the search committee via email to
3. Preference will be given to applications received by July 31, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.
4. This will be a provisional appointment. Permanent appointment will be based on qualification in the Ontario County Civil Service examination for Library Manager to be offered at a later date.

Compensation & Benefits
Salary range negotiable from $36,000 depending on benefits selected, qualifications and experience
Paid vacation, sick time and holidays
Health and dental benefits available
New York State Retirement System

Additional information about the position can be found at:

June 25th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire
The Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery is seeking an enthusiastic and creative librarian to serve as the Director of the Library.  The Canajoharie Library provides literary, entertainment, and information resources, and promotes the active use of these resources, for recreation, education and community engagement.

The Library is unique in that it is attached to a museum (The Arkell Museum) with a notable collection of American Art. The library and museum have some shared spaces and shared staff– but separate budgets for each of their programs.

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association; and must be eligible for or possess a New York State Public Librarian certification; and have at least two years of professional experience that includes some supervisory and administrative experience.

The salary range for this position is $38,000 – $45,000.  Benefits include health insurance and employer contributions to a 403b plan.

Full job description can be found below:

Cover letter, resume, and three references should be submitted to:

Library Director Position
Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery
2 Erie Blvd
Canajoharie, NY 13317


Library Director

The Library Director (LD) administers all library services at the Canajoharie Library and Arkell Museum at Canajoharie.  The LD’s primary responsibilities are the advancement of the institution and the fulfillment of it’s mission, and for all operational and general administrative functioning.  The LD reports directly to the Board of Trustees.


  • Administers library functions in accordance with Library policies and within the confines of the Library Association’s By-laws and applicable local, state and federal laws.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees in planning for library development and financial support.
  • Coordinate and participate with the Board of Trustees in the development and implementation of a strategic plan consisting of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of the organization.
  • Develop and present an annual operating budget to the Board of Trustees.
  • Oversee the financial operations, accounts, endowments, gifts, and associated records and documentation to assure effective controls are observed and budgets are achieved.
  • Develop and oversee marketing and media strategies and initiatives including wed-based, print, and all other venues for the purpose of advancing the library’s mission.
  • Keep library collection current and organized through collection development and maintenance.
  • Supervise, hire, train, and evaluate staff as outlined in the organizational chart and personnel policy.
  • Conduct staff meetings and encourage continuing education and professional growth of staff members.
  • Develop procedures for and supervise volunteers, and interns in accord with the personnel policy.
  • Coordinate reference assistance, computer use, circulation and other aspects of library public services.
  • Writes and implements library related grants and special projects.
  • Serve library users through the development and maintenance of library programs for all ages.
  • Coordinate institutional technology resources, including all devices on the library network
  • Be active in securing the resources to operate the library and to promote its services.
  • Maintains an active involvement in professional associations
  • Serves as the liaison to library system activities, collections and programs
  • Perform related work as required

Desirable education and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent program
  • Experience working in a professional position in a library environment with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity
  • Ability to work with the public through programs and on an individual basis
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Ability to plan and organize work routines and long range projects
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff, Museum Director, Board of Trustees, Board Committees, and the public

June 24th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

Health Sciences Library

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

The Health Sciences Library at the SUNY Upstate Medical University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Customer Services. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated personnel and project management leadership abilities. This position emphasizes a commitment to the HSL team, superior customer service, and to meeting the current and emerging health information needs of the Upstate community. 

The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment. S/he will exhibit the capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a regional medical system and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

This position reports to the HSL Director and serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for the HSL. The Assistant Director fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment; leads the departments of access services, reference and Family Resource Center (12 FTE); provides reference services to HSL clients, contributes to evening and weekend coverage; participates in strategic planning and assessment; evaluates existing programs and develops new programs; determines and interprets library policies; and contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.

Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience; 6 or more years of experience with evidence of personnel and project leadership abilities; 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity; evidence of recent and relevant successful experience in supervising library staff and student workers; experience with orienting and training staff and students and reviewing work; ability to evaluate and assess library programs, services and policies; excellent organizational, time and project management skills; demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility, ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork amongst colleagues; evidence of interpersonal and team building skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.  Preferred: Experience in a health sciences library; and AHIP membership.

The HSL’s current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource Center; promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to geographically dispersed locations and to the patients and families in our 25 counties service area.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies, University Hospital (a 400 bed tertiary care hospital), University Hospital (Community Campus), the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and our new Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.  Salary is dependent on qualifications.  Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options.  12 month, tenure track position with faculty status.  Priority review of applicants begins August 4, 2014 and continues until filled.

TO APPLY:  To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at to job #030326.

June 24th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

Calling all students interested in Technology, Engineering, Librarianship, and Education

Volunteer in the country’s first Library Makerspace

  • Receive training on 3D printing, laser cutting, and more
  • Get instant access to the latest consumer grade fabrication equipment
  • Meet other inventors, creatives, and innovators in the community

Thursdays from 5-8pm starting ASAP

No experience required. Passion and curiosity is a must.

Contact Leah Kraus at:

June 12th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby

Edward G. Miner Library

University of Rochester Medical Center

The Edward G. Miner Library, University of Rochester Medical Center, is recruiting for a manager of the Answer Desk, the library’s single service desk. Essential qualifications include: proven ability to supervise a collaborative team and think outside the box, strong skills in oral and written communication, a firm commitment to service, and the ability to independently initiate and manage projects. The complete job description can be seen at:

To be considered applicants must also apply online at:

Questions can be sent to:

Michele Shipley

Assistant Director of Resources & Information

Miner Library


Angela Dixon

Head, Information & Resource Management

Miner Library



May 27th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

The Erie Canal Museum

318 Erie Blvd. East

Syracuse, NY

Job Decription:

The Director of Development and Marketing will be responsible for developing and implementing the development strategy of the Erie Canal Museum. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director will be responsible for achieving fundraising goals and engaging sponsors in ongoing service activities. This includes leveraging key relationships and contacts within and outside the canal community to meet revenue goals. In addition, this position is responsible for planning and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications and public relations.


- Create and implement annual development plan and strategy.

- Lead and manage the overall development efforts to raise an annual budget of $350,000.

- Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate, foundation and individual sponsors.

- Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation and government funders.

- Develop and grow our individual donor base; manage annual giving campaign, cultivate major gifts.

- Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy.

- Develop and manage board fundraising capacity.

- Plan and execute fundraising events.

On an ongoing basis:

- Fund Raising – Establish short and long range goals for unrestricted funding sources. Research public and private grant sources to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding. Organize individual donor campaigns.

- Major Gift/Donor Support – Produce major donor, board and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts. Cultivate donors by producing specialized correspondence, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits.

- Planned Giving Program – Create and track progress of Legacy and Bequest gifts.

- Database and Record Management – Track membership and donor history.

- Public Relations – Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all organization publications. Maintains and maximizes the effectiveness of the website and all social media.


The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:

- At least 2 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably with significant foundation and high donor fundraising experience.

- Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral communication and ability to participate in public speaking events.

- Excellent written communications, research and organizational skills.

- Ability to develop and manage budgets.

- Excellent computer skills in word processing, data base management and page layout.

- Interest, enthusiasm and affinity for fundraising and working with people.

BA/BS Required

To Apply:

Applications to:

Diana Goodsight, Executive Director

Position open until filled


May 16th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

CNY Library Resources Council
Syracuse, NY

Job Description:

This is an arrangement and description project. The intern will gain experience in the organization and description of archival materials by carrying out these activities with six (6) boxes of paper items which comprise the archives of the Academic and Special Libraries section (ASLS) of the New York Library Association (NYLA). The final output of this project will be the creation of a DACS-compliant finding aid which may be encoded into EAD as time permits. The intern’s work will be overseen by CLRC Executive Director and former ASLS President Deborah Emerson, with technical guidance from CLRC Assistant Director and Regional Archivist Deirdre Joyce.

The project will include creation and approval of a processing plan, the physical processing of the papers and rehousing into appropriate containers, and a completed finding aid. After the materials have been organized and the description is complete, the boxed items will be turned over to the New York State Library for permanent storage. The finding aid will make it possible for interested parties to locate needed items in the ASLS archives.

The activities for this project will take place on site at the CLRC office.

The ideal candidate for this internship will be someone with an interest in the arrangement and description of archival materials.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume to Deborah Emerson, Executive Director at