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August 20th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Position Summary
The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass seeks an Assistant Archivist for a temporary, two-year position, offered through the Kelly Services employment agency. Reporting to the Special Collections and Archives Librarian, the Assistant Archivist will process and describe collections according to current processing and descriptive standards. The incumbent will also support the Library’s reference and outreach efforts. The position is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the archival field; soon-to-be and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

The Rakow Research Library is the library of record on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, offering more than 500,000 items including rare books, periodicals, trade and auction catalogs, videos, oral histories and over 150 glass-related archival collections. Our collection covers subject areas from archeology to zoology and everything glass in between.

Primary Responsibilities
Processes archival collections, guiding the entire process, including: organization and rehousing of materials in acid-free folders and containers, identification of items requiring preservation, and the creation of inventories and finding aids.
Conducts research on acquired collections to aid in cataloging and creating collection guides.
Provides research and reference assistance for researchers and Museum staff.

Undergraduate degree in art, history, or related field
Archival and/or library experience
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Knowledge of current processing techniques and archival descriptive standards, including DACS, MARC, RDA and EAD
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Access and Excel
Willingness to learn new software applications
Ability to work independently, as well as with a team
Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds

MLIS degree

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Mary Anne Hamblen
Special Collections & Archives Librarian
Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830

August 18th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

The Board of Trustees of the Geneva (NY) Public Library (GPL) seeks an energetic, well organized, problem solving director to manage and enhance our busy library, which serves as the Central Library of the Pioneer Library System.

Essential Duties of the Position
•Administer budget, finances and personnel of the Library
•Oversee large HVAC project to be completed by June, 2015
•Write grants (NYS Construction Grants for example)
•Develop and maintain positive relationships with PLS and its 42 member libraries
•Promote community visibility
•Develop policies in collaboration with the Board of Trustees

The Successful Candidate
•Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving and project management skills.
•Commitment to providing high-quality service in a constantly changing public library environment.
•Demonstrated experience in making and managing public library budgets.
•Supervising personnel and maintaining opening hours totaling 56 hours/week.
•Strong commitment to community relations

Education and Experience
•A Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school accredited by the American Library Association and recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices
•Six (6) years of post MLS professional library experience

Compensation and Benefits
•Salary is negotiable from $55,000 based on experience and qualifications.
•35 hour work week, (20 vacation days, 12 sick days, 12 holidays, and 3 personal days per year.
•Health benefits available.
•NYS Retirement System.

A full job description and details are available at:

August 15th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Niagara University is looking for an Outreach Librarian to design and implement user education services for distance and online education, provide reference service, and market library services and information literacy.

Please apply online at

The work year is nine months. The successful candidate must be:

*An awesome colleague and a flexible team player who enjoys working with others and embraces change and uncertainty.

*Passionate about teaching and enthusiastic about engaging students in fun and interesting ways.

*Willing to experiment, try new things, and be innovative in the use of technology and multimedia.

*Entrepreneurial in inventing new areas of service; or, to paraphrase Captain Kirk–willing to boldly go where no one has gone before.

*Relentless in making new connections to our users and promoting the Library.

*Self-motivated, always learning, and excited about sharing new ideas with colleagues.

*Passionate about customer service.

Required Qualifications include Master Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association, with three years of experience is preferred; teaching experience is required, preferably at the higher education level. Experience in an automated academic library environment is preferred; a valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. The successful candidate must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.

Desired Qualifications include ability to be flexible with schedule, including the ability to work nights and weekend hours; knowledge of print and electronic collection development; experience in an automated library environment with strong database searching skills; knowledge of high quality reference practices. Ability to provide reference assistance to the patrons of the Library; ability to collaborate with faculty, design curricula, teach, and engage students; knowledge of user education and emerging and/or innovative instructional technologies and online learning pedagogies in support of hybrid or distance education; ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and implement new information services and technologies; ability to work in a team environment; strong working knowledge of computer and mobile technologies, office applications software, and technologies used in classroom teaching; excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff; sufficient manual dexterity with proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer, keyboard, calculator, copy machine and fax machine; ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and communicate with others by telephone with or without reasonable accommodations; ability to travel off-campus in the United States and Canada to meet with users, vendors, peers, etc.; commitment to excellence in customer service; commitment to professional development.

Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy
The University affirms its commitment to equal opportunity and non-discrimination and recognizes its responsibility to provide for all employees an environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, national origin, age, marital status, predisposed genetic disorder, Vietnam Era or disabled veteran status, disability or other category protected by law. The University also does not tolerate any actual or attempted reprisals or retaliation against an employee who raises a sincere and valid concern regarding harassment or discrimination. All such discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation is, therefore, strictly prohibited. This policy protects and covers the conduct of all employees, without regard to job title or status. Anyone engaging in the above mentioned conduct is subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge or termination of any other status.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at:

Please apply online at

August 13th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, New York is accepting applications for two librarian positions:

Digital Services Librarian (full-time, 37.5 hours per week)

Educational Services Librarian (25 hours per week)

Click on the position titles above to view complete job descriptions and skill sets needed for each position. Candidates for either position must have an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution and knowledge of 21st century library practices. They must have the ability to thrive in a busy, collaborative, collegial multitype library system environment that works closely with all types of libraries, library systems, and cultural organizations.

Salaries and Benefits: Salaries are commensurate with experience. SCRLC offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, 21 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 14 holidays. Benefits for part-time positions are prorated.

About SCRLC: One of nine NYS multitype Reference and Research Library Resources Councils (NY3Rs), from its headquarters in Ithaca SCRLC serves 70 members across 10,000 square miles in its 14-county region of Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates. Members include academic, hospital, corporate and non-profit libraries, public library systems, and school library systems and their members. As a result, SCRLC serves over 500 libraries.

Ithaca, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, is renowned for its beautiful gorges, waterfalls, rolling hills, and sparkling Cayuga Lake. This diverse, multicultural community is home to artists, authors, performers, and some of the world’s leading scientists and researchers. Environmentally conscious, Ithaca offers recreation and year-round sporting activities from kayaking and windsurfing to hiking the numerous area trails and attending college sporting events. The SCRLC office is located in Ithaca’s vibrant downtown, near one of the last pedestrian malls left in the United States, and not too far from Ithaca Falls.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter (indicate for which position you are applying ), resume, and three references to Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Executive Director, South Central Regional Library Council. Send documents as Word or PDF attachments.

Deadline for Application: Applications received by Monday, September 15, 2014 will be given preference, though they will be accepted until the position is filled.

South Central Regional Library Council is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions at SCRLC are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SCRLC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

August 13th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna


Interested in a for-credit internship? Become a member of the FFL student team!

To apply, email your cover letter & resume to Sue Considine, Executive Director.

As an FFL intern, you will:
· Be a part of a dynamic team
· Partner with a professional librarian
· Work on a special project to meet your interests
· Spend real time on the Reference Desk
· Gain experience at a successful and active suburban public library

Previous internships have focused on areas such as:
· Digitization
· Family, youth & teen services
· Web development
· Collection development
· Special collections
· And more!

If you can imagine it, you can do it!
We customize internships to meet your interests and skills!

August 6th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Southern Tier Library System
Corning, New York

Southern Tier Library System is accepting applications for the position of Member Services Consultant, MLS. The library system seeks an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library practices, and a passion for providing meaningful services to 48 member libraries within a team-based cooperative library system environment.

The essential functions of the Member Services Consultant, MLS are:

Programming: Works to educate, encourage and support member libraries to offer local level services that enhance overall community outreach. Focuses on utilizing tools, resources and knowledge that align with best practices to help libraries exceed minimum standards through training opportunities. Employs trending and innovative ways within the field. Benchmarks international, national and state practices.

Funding: Provides support to the Executive Director to assist member libraries in obtaining necessary and sustainable funds for proper public library operations. Utilizes multiple methods to achieve desired outcomes. Methods include, but are not limited to: consulting, coordinating, mediating and training (with an emphasis on coordinating and training). Actively seeks and applies for System funding that directly benefits the System or its member libraries.

Marketing: Responsible for overall Library System marketing initiatives, and collaborating with Divisions within the System to clearly communicate System’s objectives and mission. Activities specifically include exchanges through newsletters, blogs, email, press releases, website, social media, and all other forms of communication outlets. Works to make Systems services highly known to member libraries, and System accomplishments to the library community at large.

Construction: Administers New York State Public Library Construction Aid program, and coordinates training along with consulting services in areas outlined in grant criteria. Works with STLS Public Relations Committee to review member library applications, and submits all materials the State.

Trustee Relations: Assists the Executive Director by coordinating System Trustee communications, which includes preparing and sending board documents, coordinating meeting reservations , posting legal notices, filing Oaths of Office and recording Board Meeting Minutes.

Advocacy: Works with Executive Director to create, develop and implement library advocacy efforts at local, state and national levels. Utilizes various resources to communicate System-wide message of public library relevancy within local communities. Assists in communication with elected officials, and serves as a spokes-person for public libraries.

Minimum Qualifications
Masters Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarians Professional Certificate.
Sufficient experience in public library work to perform duties of the position.
Strong commitment to providing public library support.

Desired Qualifications
Knowledge of NYS Education Laws pertaining to Public and Association libraries.
Prior experience working in fast-paced customer-focused type organization.
Professionalism and commitment to the field of library science and information.
Active participation in State-level initiatives and Associations.
Desire to support NYS library systems through knowledge-sharing and engagement.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is range is $38,000 – $42,000 for this 37.5 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. New York State Retirement & Empire Health Plan,
20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 12 paid holidays annually.

How to Apply
Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to (Attn: Brian Hildreth, Executive Director).
Documents should be sent as Word or PDF attachments. Subject line should read: “Member Services Consultant Search – Southern Tier Library System . Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.

For more information about this position, Southern Tier Library System and our quality of living… visit us online at

Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, September 12, 2014, but applications are accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start date is November 2014.

August 5th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Director of Libraries – SUNY Institute of Technology
SUNYIT has an immediate opening for the position of Director of Libraries. This position reports to the Provost and is primarily responsible for organizing, directing, and evaluating library services, collections, policies, strategic plans, personnel, budgets, and facilities.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing leadership and supervision to the University’s library, working as a strategic partner with faculty and staff and establishing robust digital services including a digital commons. The successful candidate will also be expected to network with other libraries and organizations to keep current with standards and practices and represent the university through participation in outreach, marketing, and collaboration across campus and in local, regional, and professional organizations and conferences.

Required Qualifications:
Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited program; progressive experience in successful library administration; knowledge of emerging trends and issues in college and university libraries and related instructional/information technologies; effective communication and interpersonal skills; commitment to diverse populations who utilize library resources; and knowledge of technological applications and trends in university libraries.

Preferred Qualifications:
Proven track record of successful management and leadership within a technological college or university library; previous experience with strategic planning, accreditation and outcomes assessment; record of integrating new technologies successfully into library services; demonstrated knowledge of instructional technologies in higher education; and experience with ALEPH integrated library system and ILLIAD/IDS; budget management and supervisory experience.

The College:
SUNYIT, the State University of New Your Institute of Technology, is New York State’s public polytechnic, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional studies. The SUNYIT campus is a high-tech learning environment located on hundreds of acres near Utica, N.Y., in the foothills of New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

Established in 1966, SUNYIT was originally a graduate and upper-division institution. Classes were held in temporary locations and at extension sites until the first buildings were constructed on the permanent campus in the 1980s. As part of a substantial expansion in campus infrastructure, a student center, field house, and residence hall were recently completed. In support of the leadership and vision of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and in partnership with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), the $125 million Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014.

SUNYIT students come from all over New York, many other states, and more than 20 other nations; a growing number of students also take SUNYIT courses and entire degree programs online. Academic offerings in technology (civil and electrical engineering, computer science, the engineering technologies, cybersecurity, etc.) and professional studies (business, communication, nursing, etc.) are complemented by athletics, recreational, cultural, and campus life programs, events, and activities.

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration, applicants must include a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, a resume, and a list of three professional references including their names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Please mail application materials to:
Deborah Tyksinski
Kunsela Hall
100 Seymour Rd
Utica, NY 13502

Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

SUNYIT is an AA/EEO/ADA employer.

August 5th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

About Touro College:
Touro is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions.

Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles and Touro University Worldwide, are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System.

For further information on Touro College, please go to:

Assists in the management of a library collection, delivery of its services and programs, and daily maintenance operations.

Monday – Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Sunday – Some availability for coverage.

Job Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:
• Manages a library collection, including selection, organization, preservation, and retention of college-level materials in a variety of fields and formats
• Provides reference and bibliographic services, including instruction and assistance in the use of library resources and services, and direction in locating information and utilizing resources and services available on and off campus, development of bibliographies and other reference aids, and the performance of online database searches when appropriate
• Participates in library orientation and outreach programs, including the presentation of workshops and seminars, the design of instructional materials and exhibits, and contribution to library publications
• Supervises the evening operations of a library, including facilities and collection maintenance, materials receipt and reconciliation, and record keeping and tabulation
• Librarians must make every effort to make sure the library atmosphere should be one of cooperation, civility and collegiality and performs other duties as assigned and contribute to the overall operating efficiency

Education, Preparation, and Training
• Master’s Degree in Library Science
• 1-2 years’ experience

• Strong customer service and organizational skills • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work • Must be able to work as part of a team

Physical Demands
• Extensive time sitting and standing
• Extensive use of computers
• Ability to lift 10 pounds

Computer Skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet research and Outlook

Application Procedure:
Please send a cover letter with salary expectations and your resume to:  The subject line of your email should read: “Assistant Librarian”

Touro College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Our practices and employment decisions regarding employment, hiring, assignment, promotion, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment are not to be based on an employee’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, military discharge status, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic predisposition, housing status, or any other protected status, in accordance with applicable law. Our policies are in conformance with Title IX, 1972 Education Amendments

August 5th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Discover. Innovate. Collaborate. Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.

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.

An integrated member of an implementation services team, the Senior Information Developer devises, writes, and deploys information resources to support libraries that subscribe to and use OCLC products and services.

In pursuit of those key activities, the position performs blended duties across three areas:
• Member (Customer) Support: Propose, structure, create, and deliver communication, training, and information-based solutions to support libraries and their users, worldwide, helping them reach and maintain success and satisfaction with OCLC products/services.
• Data Collection and Analysis: Solicit, compile, interpret, and present user data regarding members’ success and satisfaction, in order to achieve and maintain the quality and quantity of resources appropriate for our members and to inform product development decisions.
• Product Implementation: Perform implementation services as part of an integrated team to establish awareness and use of information resources among OCLC members and to match the content, purpose, and promotion of those resources against OCLC product portfolios.

Additionally, this role requires close coordination with several internal departments, such as User Experience, Development, Product Management, Training, Implementation, Marketing, and Quality Assurance.

Key Responsibilities:
• Plan, scope, schedule and architect resources (including, Documentation, Tutorials, Online Help, Training, etc.) in support of existing and new OCLC Products and Services.
• Measure the success of information resources through Usability Testing; Surveys; Interviews; Onsite Studies; User Feedback; etc. and revise resources based on the results of these metrics.
• Perform rigorous analyses of OCLC Products and Services (interface design, user behavior, screen text, error messages, etc.) to identify gaps in information and product functions/features.
• Participate in Effective Use initiatives, which involve measuring the successful adoption of OCLC Products and Services by Member Libraries and then presenting broad recommendations to improve marketing, documentation, training, and product function and feature sets.
• This person will be an assertive User Advocate, supporting his/her position with metrics or studies that demonstrate the relative effectiveness of a particular solution.
• Thought leader in the area of library support, consistently generating innovative ideas on how OCLC can improve the quality, effectiveness, and relevancy of its information resources.
• This person will employ a broad array of tools, techniques, and methodologies to develop the most effective solutions for Users.
• Work to meet critical deadlines, not to a fixed work schedule.
• Excellent written communication skills.
• Identify documentation gaps, and spearhead efforts to fill them.
• Strong collaborator with other cross-functional groups (i.e. assertive, proactive, forward-thinking, and flexible).
• Demonstrate a professionalism requisite to represent OCLC when communicating with Member Libraries.

Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities field required.
• Experience working in libraries or directly with libraries.
• Experience producing high-quality deliverables (documents; analyses; project plans) in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
• Experience working collaboratively with several internal parties (development; product management; quality assurance; sales).
• Superior communication skills, both written and oral.
• Ability to think critically to solve problems.
• Ability to proactively identify problems and opportunities to act upon them.

• MLS or MLIS in Library and Information Science preferred.
• Experience managing projects (managing relationships; scheduling project plans; communicating clearly and professionally).

Apply Here:

August 5th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Saturdays 4:00 to 10:15 pm
Sundays 4:30 pm to 12:15 am

Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Head of Circulation and Building Services, the Weekend Circulation Supervisor responds to patron needs and questions, and assists with library equipment (copiers) and technology information (computers). Provides supervision of up to 5 student workers at a time, and performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
Supervises circulation operations, including reserve materials, checking books in and out, collecting fines, and registration of new patrons. Assists patrons in locating material, and provides general reference services, including help with the various databases and other web-based resources. Communicates library policy to patrons, as the authority for library policies and procedures. Resolves problems that may arise related to patrons and patron privileges.
Maintain a safe library environment by sound decision-making during unforeseen events and following proper emergency procedures, and provides coverage at the Circulation Desk. Responsible for security of the library building, as well as opening/closing of the building.

Required Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
Bachelor’s Degree and ability to handle confidential information is required for this position. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills are necessary in interaction with students, faculty, staff and community.

Preferred Education, Experience, Technology Applications and Skills
Previous supervisory and library experience is desirable, as is experience with computer/information technology.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Train, assigns tasks and supervises student workers on Circulation and Reference Desks.
In absence of department specific supervisors, supervises student assistants in all other areas of the library.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to work in a typical office environment that requires some lifting, sitting for extended periods of time and working at a computer.
Manual dexterity is necessary due to the lifting/moving of books.

Equipment to be used
PC’s. printers. copiers, fax machine, cd copier, other electronic equipment as needed/trained.

See full announcement HERE.

August 5th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Anna

Position re-opened.
The Hunter-Tannersville Central School District has an opening for one (1.0) full-time probationary Library Media Specialist for the 2014-15 school year. New York State certification as a School Media Specialist (Library) is required to apply for this position.

We are not looking for a traditional librarian, but, rather a passionate leader who seeks to advance our students’ digital footprint in application/use of library/media resources along with the more traditional skills that extend beyond simple computer exploration. Applications are due by August 18, 2014.

Please send, letter of interest, resume, and copy of certification to:
Dr. Patrick Darfler-Sweeney, Superintendent of Schools, Hunter-Tannersville CSD
or: 6094 Main St.
P.O. Box 1018
Tannersville, N.Y. 12485

Please see the Employment section for more details.

August 4th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby


Part-Time Reference Librarian

SUNY Insitute of Technology in Utica is seeking a Part-Time Reference Librarian, nights and weekends. Work at Reference Desk providing in-person and online reference assistance. Library experience required. MLS preferred. Please contact Barbara Grimes at regarding this position.

July 31st, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

Collection Management Assistant

Nazareth College in Rochester, NY 

This is a full-time (35 hours per week/52 weeks per year), benefits eligible position.

Job Summary:

Under direction of the ILL/Cataloging Librarian, the Collection Management Assistant ensures that library patrons have access to library materials by coordinating the ordering, receiving and database maintenance of materials and records in multiple formats, both print and online. The Collection Management Assistant communicates effectively with faculty to acquire requested materials and works with outside vendors to ensure that these materials are received in a timely manner. Working closely with the Acquisitions Librarian, the Collection Management Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of library and departmental acquisitions budgets. The Collection Management Assistant maintains bibliographic records so that they accurately reflect the library’s collections. The Collection Management Assistant supervises 2-3 part-time student workers.  To see a detailed job description or to apply, please visit:

About Nazareth College:

Nazareth College’s academic strengths cross an unusually broad spectrum of 60 majors, including education, health and human services, management, the fine arts, music, theatre, math and science, foreign languages, and other liberal arts. The coeducational, religiously independent, classic campus in a charming suburb of Rochester, N.Y. challenges and supports 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students. Nazareth is recognized nationally for its Fulbright global student scholars and commitment to civic engagement. Rigorous programs, an uncommon core, experiential learning, career skills, and a global focus prepare graduates for not just one job, but for their life’s work.

Our 150-acre, naturally wooded campus is just minutes away from Rochester. The region offers arts, music, shopping, nature, and business opportunities.

Nazareth College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

July 29th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Deirdre

Central New York Library Resources Council/NY3Rs Association, Inc.

Syracuse, NY

This is a combined position based at the Central NY Library Resources Council (CLRC) in Syracuse, NY. The successful applicant will spend half of her/his time as CLRC’s Member Services Librarian and the other half as the Coordinator for the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.  

In the role of the Member Services Librarian, the successful candidate will oversee the continuing education and training program for CLRC including planning, communication, publicity, logistical arrangements and implementation. He/she will maintain the Council’s website and provide basic technological support for all activities of the Council. By ensuring that the Council is making efficient use of up-to-date technology, he or she will carry out a variety of activities designed to heighten the visibility of the Central NY Library Resources Council (CLRC) and its member libraries and library systems. He or she will help to carry out the mission of CLRC, encouraging innovation within CLRC and in its member libraries by sharing technological expertise and fostering collaboration and communication.

The role of the Coordinator and Website Manager is an entry-level professional position that carries out a variety of activities designed to heighten the impact and visibility of the NY3Rs and increase the organization’s ability to serve its communities.  He or she will help to carry out the mission of NY3Rs Association Inc., encouraging innovation and fostering collaboration and communication.

A full job description, including details on both roles being filled, can be downloaded here.

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in library science from an accredited library school.

The position is full time (37.5 hours/week) and includes retirement contributions to TIAA/CREF and health insurance.   This is an entry level position; salary is negotiable and commensurate to technical requirements.

For full consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and the names of three professional references to  by Friday, August 29, 2014.

Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Debby Emerson, CLRC Executive Director at or 315-446-5446.

July 29th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

The Emerging Technologies Librarian is a member of the IT Support and Development Department within The Wallace Center. This position will identify and implement innovative uses of emerging information and web technologies to enhance the delivery of online content in a university setting including projects related to libraries, instruction, and student learning.

Specific projects may include piloting vendor applications, or using web services to improve the user experience in discovering, searching, or acquiring library materials and content. Additionally, the position will assist users in working with the Drupal CMS, customizing the interface for various applications, and integrating services from separate applications, including library databases and services supporting digital collections.   Projects will likely include implementation and customization of open source code, using various API’s made available by Google, OCLC, or Code4Lib members, as well as various library vendors, universities or development groups.
Duties to include:
Identify, Implement and maintain technology related projects from start to finish
-Maintain awareness of current library related technologies both open source and vendor specific.
-Compare available solutions to organizational requirements.
-Direct and manage student employees when available.
-Customizing the interface for various applications.
-Integrating services from separate applications including library databases and services supporting digital collections.
-Program, script or otherwise create new solutions when applicable.
-Projects will likely include implementation and customization of open source code, using various API’s made available by Google, OCLC, or Code4Lib members, as well as various library vendors, universities or development groups.
-Maintain awareness of solutions and their place in the product life cycle including ability to retire solutions when necessary.
-Perform usability studies, gather end user input or analyze collected data as necessary.
Support and train users on library software and other applications supported by The Wallace Center
-Group Training
-Individual Training
-Possible Opportunities to present at conferences and groups
Develop and organize documentation related to projects:
-Outline goals, objectives, requirements and milestones.
-Update the project plan as needed at each milestone.
-Create documentation on projects, applications or solutions in accordance with policies and standards.
Serve on project teams with goal of integrating services together
-Internal and/or external stakeholders
-Work with vendors, working groups, or other libraries
Serve on TWC technology steering team
-Propose, review and work projects in accordance with organizational goals
-Work with TWC staff to analyze needs and recommend solutions

MInimum Requirements: BS in a technical field (IT, CS, SE), MLS or equivalent work experience (5-7 years minimum) in a library systems environment.
2-3 years combined experience with project management

Full requirements and details are available at:

July 29th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

The Medaille College Libraries is seeking applicants for the position of part-time librarian at the Buffalo Campus Library. The person in this position will work approximately 20 hours per week, have interlibrary loan duties, reference and instruction duties, and will assist the Access and Support Services team in special projects as needed. The successful candidate will be able to work some evening and weekend hours.

Applicants must possess an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution.  Experience working in access or support services in an academic library is preferable. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a team; possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills; and have a strong commitment to service.

Medaille is a growing, private, four-year, liberal arts-based college in Buffalo, New York, serving the educational needs of traditional and non-traditional students in Western New York, Southern Ontario, and Rochester through a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs (<>).

Please submit resume with cover letter and three contact references to:  Barbara Bilotta, Director of Human Resources, Medaille College, 18 Agassiz Circle, Buffalo, NY  14214.  Review of applications will continue until position is filled.  No phone calls please.

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

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 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 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