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April 16th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL)

Syracuse, NY

Job Description:

Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) is seeking applications for a possible transfer to the position of Librarian 2 (Cataloger).

This position is the one and only cataloger position within OCPL and serves all libraries within the Onondaga County Public Library system. The Job requires the person in this position to work at a desk for most of the day doing very detailed and precise work while making the best decisions on how materials can be found in the catalog. This position works some Saturdays as part of the Technical Services support rotation, and reports to the OCPL Administrator for System and Member Services at Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, New York 13202.

Position Duties:

General Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Maintaining the overall quality of the Onondaga County Public Library shared system catalog: creates original bibliographic records for items for which no cataloging is available from vendors, including materials unique to Onondaga County in collections throughout the system, uses library standards and best practices, including AACR2 and its successors; does retrospective conversion of bibliographic records to provide better access to/description of those materials unique to OCPL Local History/Genealogy collection; assigns call numbers for sound recordings using ASCR classification scheme and for other materials using the Dewey Decimal Classification scheme, and so on.

Solving problems related to cataloging, and communicating solutions with the entire system

Learning ILS cataloging functions and general support procedures; assists/supports Central, Branch and Suburban Library staff with general ILS problems, and with those specific to the cataloging and item maintenance functions within the ILS. Training other staff in ILS cataloging functions.

Supervising clerical full-time and part-time staff performing copy cataloging, and other cataloging tasks

Maintaining knowledge of current national cataloging and metadata practices, tools, and future directions to ensure that the libraries within OCPL and their patrons benefit from best cataloging and therefore access practices

Maintaining and improving knowledge of online and technical tools to continue to pursue continuously cost-saving efficiencies

May perform other duties as required

In addition, the Librarian 2 position helps support the system’s integrated library system (ILS) by supporting and training the staff throughout the system responsible for creating item records for inclusion in the shared system catalog, and sometimes answering general ILS support questions.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible as a transfer candidate, applicants must hold a competitive class Librarian 2 position (was appointed from a civil service eligible list for the title and has successfully completed probation) within New York State.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a civil service position with excellent benefits and participation in the New York State retirement system.

Salary: $51,144 – $56,605

Hours of Work: typically 9:00am – 5:00pm, M-F, Some Saturdays

Employee Benefits:

How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to by 4/27/14

Contact Information

April 15th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

New York Chiropractic College

Seneca Falls, NY

Essential Job Functions:

Responsible for the operation of the main library circulation desk. Prepares orders for library materials and processes them upon arrival. Provides information to internal and external patrons as needed. Reports to the Library Director.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Staffs the main library circulation desk.

Opens the library during regularly scheduled hours.

Retrieves items from the book drops (outside and inside).

Retrieves items from bookshelves.

Re-shelves items to bookshelves.

Shifts items on bookshelves as needed.

Answers questions from NYCC patrons and outside telephone requests.

Checks materials in and out of the library using the Workflows database.

Maintains records on overdue books.

Responsible for communicating with borrowers to have materials returned in cooperation with other library and College staff.

Maintains the library user database.

Guides patrons in using the databases and/or journals lists.

Monitors student printers, replacing toner cartridges and paper as needed.

Delegates appropriate work to work study students.

Compiles statistics on circulation desk activity.

Refers appropriate questions to other library staff.

Acquires new materials for the library

Completes all forms necessary for Purchasing, including all supporting documentation.

Monitors and processes received materials and makes claims when necessary.

Maintains the library capital and expenditure accounts.

Quickly processes invoices as necessary.

Compiles statistics for various reports.

Assists the Technical Services Supervisor to process library materials by noting special acquisition instructions on new items.

Maintain extensive records including standing orders, files of vendors, purchase orders, and paid invoices.

Sorts daily mail receipts.

Performs other duties as needed or directed.


Associate’s degree and at least 4 years of library or related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with MS Office, Access, Internet, Email.

Working Environment and Conditions:

Sufficient vision, hearing or other powers of observation and communication are essential to permit the employee to read, sort, and shelve library materials, communicate with patrons and co-workers, and maintain patron and information records. The employee must be able to move, shelve and retrieve library materials from high and low settings. Requires stooping, bending, stretching, pushing cartloads of books, supplies, etc. up to 40 lbs., and lifting up to 25 lbs. of books.

Perform assigned duties in a clean, ventilated, lighted and temperature-controlled office environment. Perform duties in a positive, professionally growth-based environment.


Full-Time, Non-Exempt Position, 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7:45-3:45

Equipment and Tools:

General office equipment.

Computer hardware and software.


Associate degree or equivalent job-related experience. Minimum of two years of library experience. Good organizational and interpersonal skills. Experience using Microsoft Office Word and Excel. Ability to interact with members of the NYCC campus community in a courteous manner.

If you are interested in applying for this position; please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to: the Office of Human Resources, 2360 State Route 89, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, or e-mail your response to:


April 11th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

Liverpool Public Library

Liverpool, NY

Please view the full description, requirements, compensation, and application instructions here: Library-Director-Job-Spec

Deadline is May 30, 2014

April 10th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

Syracuse University Libraries

Syracuse, NY

Job Description:

Under general guidance, utilizes a specialized knowledge of subjects, languages, computer applications, or disciplines that apply to library processes and/or services or provides specialized knowledge of library functions. Utilizes a variety of systems and resources to provide access to library collections, and performs the more complex technical functions requiring proficiency with technical protocols, digital technology, and data manipulation skills. Exercises initiative and independent judgment when providing service or interpreting, analyzing and applying policies and procedures, including those related to fiscal decisions. Routinely analyzes and resolves complex problems that may impact other Library departments or the organization as a whole, and /or external parties and organizations.


37.5 hours per week
Monday-Friday 12:00 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.
All days and hours subject to change



Perform original cataloging or complex copy cataloging and classification for a variety of materials and formats

Identify gaps in policies and procedures and may prepare draft policies and procedures for review

Exercise independent judgment in making financial decisions related to the acquisitions, accounting, and receiving of Library materials

Interact with researchers; negotiate and analyze research questions and determine most appropriate resource(s) to address the question; construct complex research strategies to facilitate patron research

Utilize numerous complex research resources such as online catalogs and databases, finding aids, reference sources, technical manuals, etc. to perform job responsibilities

Develop and manage departmental projects and may identify related staffing needs

Create authority records in Library automated systems

Create and add advanced, complex records to the Library automated systems, e.g. complex holdings records

Create finding aids for archival materials

Represent the Library in donor transactions regarding collections

Interact with researchers and provide consultation on appropriate technologies to accomplish research goals

Track, compile, analyze, and interpret non financial statistics

Apply complex preservation and special conservation treatments

Using independent judgment, select appropriate formats and technologies, perform complex reformatting of items for preservation treatment


Effectively and efficiently process Interlibrary Loan requests in all areas of the ILL process, including lending, document delivery, and borrowing.

Assist with ILL shipping functions, performing quality control checks to ensure proper processing of ILL shipments.

Perform troubleshooting of ILL related issues, including working with library patrons and external libraries to resolve any service issues.

Perform ILL related functions, such as scanning of a variety of media, delivering electronic content, and advanced use of image software and other related software applications.

Coordinate specified tasks in ILL, which may include billing, supplies management, shipping management, or other ILL related duties.

Provide ILL public services in-person, via email, or phone.

Manage circulation service desk at either Bird Library or Carnegie Library for up to 10-15% of total scheduled time.

Provide training to student assistants on Interlibrary Loan functions. Assist with coordination and management of student assistant training program.

Provide student assistant management, including but not limited to: hiring students, organizing student schedules, tracking student work study allotments, and daily direction of work of student assistants.

Assist with coordination of Access Services projects, including providing project management and oversight of student assistants. Projects may include, but are not limited to: shifting, moving collections, data entry quality control, etc.

Assist with special projects as needed, which may include pushing and pulling up to 100 pounds, and lifting repeatedly up to 50 pounds for the majority of a shift.

Participate in Carnegie-Interlibrary Loan-Circulation Working Group activities, such as technical writing, documentation, development of policies and procedures, professional development (as participant and provider), customer service training, and work on other teams as desired or needed.

Participate in Access and Resource Sharing department functions, including participation in departmental policy discussions, professional development, and support of other functional working groups of the department.

Evaluate workflows for improvement and efficiency.

Participate in resolving and tracking patron and ILL service issues using both email and Orange Tracker ticketing system.

Other duties as assigned based on fluctuating needs and workflows of working group and department.


Associate’s degree and at least 4 years of library or related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with MS Office, Access, Internet, Email.

Job Specific Qualifications

The following knowledge skills and abilities may also be required for a Library Technician IV, depending on the area of assignment:

Proficiency with technical protocols and systems specific to libraries such as MARC, DCRB, HTML, etc.

Digital technology skills

Some experience with the creation of metadata

Data manipulation skills

Ability to set own work objectives under the general guidance of a supervisor; work is checked primarily for quality of results

Some experience with project work

Excellent written communication skills

Pay Range:

$16.268 – $18.076 per hour

To Apply:

For consideration for this position, please complete an online application. Full job description and online application available here:

April 9th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

New Haven Free Public Library

New Haven, CT


The New Haven Free Public Library ( Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader to help realize the Library’s strategic goals, create community, and unleash the potential of the city and the library at its heart. The successful candidate will exhibit strong management skills and excellent cultural competencies. The Library Director will work well in a complex environment and be a strong team leader who builds consensus internally and be a passionate advocate who connects the library system externally with a broad mosaic of community stakeholders. The library, with a $5 million annual budget ($4.5 from City appropriations), a strong senior management team and a dedicated staff (52.3 FTEs), provides services and programs through the historic Ives Main Library (on the New Haven Green and adjacent to the Yale campus), four branches and a ReadMobile. The Library Director, working with the board and a related foundation board, will build on fundraising successes of the last decade and secure new financial resources to increase services. The Library will serve as a powerful catalyst for strong neighborhoods, academic success of every school child, and workforce development. For additional details see NHFPL Strategic Plan 2014-2016 (

New Haven is one of America’s most dynamic small cities. The City proper has a population of 130,000. The principal municipality of a metropolitan region on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, it is in close proximity to Boston and New York City, which is accessible by more than 40 daily train connections. New Haven had the largest population growth of any New England city in the 2000-2010 U.S. Census and it has the highest apartment occupancy rate in the nation, with construction of more downtown residential sites underway. Like most communities, New Haven is also home to people with socio-economic challenges – but it has a scale and assets that make connecting residents to opportunity more possible. The local economy has a lot of STEAM – with science, technology, education, arts, and medicine as key drivers. Bioscience is growing, fueled by university research and the presence of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the U.S. Yale University and five other universities in the region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the main library. New Haven has professional theater, practicing architects, new and classical music concerts, outdoor festivals, and free world-class art museums unmatched by any city of similar size in the country. It also has 376 years of history – seen in its town green and architecture spanning three centuries – and nature is always nearby, with beaches, hiking trails, parks and farms not far from the city center. Such recreational opportunities are beneficial, given that New Haven is also a great restaurant town – from fine dining to the best pizza anywhere. For additional information, visit NHFPL Links (


The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions. The Library Director provides leadership and vision in the creation and administration of a city library system committed to public service that shares, cooperates and collaborates with other educational, cultural and social agencies in the community. The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Directors on policy, strategic planning and fundraising matters and to the Chief Administrative Officer on administrative, personnel and budget issues. The Library Director also leads the Foundation Board of the New Haven Free Public Library (the Library’s fund raising arm). Additional information on the position can be found in the official job description (


A master’s degree in library science, business, non-profit management or other related fields. A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership, management and board governance experience. Five (5) years of which includes experience in administration, working with unions and authority over personnel. This position requires an enthusiastic, service-oriented leader; well-versed in trends and the new technologies. Must have a proven track record in fund raising and development. Previous experience working in a multi-branch system, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board are highly desirable.

A combination of training, proven experience and concrete results, which will provide the management, administration and supervisory functions needed to advance the New Haven Free Public Library and be a catalyst for New Haven’s civic renaissance. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.


The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-103,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For Further Information:

contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates,, via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury,, or Jobeth Bradbury, The position closes May 25, 2014.

April 9th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Saratoga Springs, NY


SSPL was recently awarded grant funds through ALA for a program known as Smart Investing @ Your Library ( As part of this, the Library intends to hire a part-time “Financial Literacy Coordinator” to coordinate the grant-funded programming, technology, and collection development efforts.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual enrolled in or graduated from an Information/Library Science program who may be seeking hands-on work in a public library. The position is flexible(15-20 hours/week, lasting for about a year), encourages creativity and independent planning, provides a competitive salary of $27/hour, and permits exposure to all facets of Library public service and programming within a vibrant community setting in the heart of downtown Saratoga Springs.

To Apply:

If interested, please click for more details about this position.

Those wishing to apply should please forward to me a resume, cover letter, and completed Civil Service application (which can be downloaded at at the address below (SSPL is under the jurisdiction of the Saratoga Springs Municipal Civil Service Commission, and all hiring is in accordance with its rules and regulations).

April 8th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby

Wells College, Long Library

Library Director

Wells College seeks a Library Director for Long Library. The Director is responsible for the planning and administration of all library operations and reports to the Provost and Dean of the College. Primary responsibilities include strategic leadership for all functions of the library, program development and evaluation, staff supervision, and budget oversight. This position provides insightful leadership and acts as a catalyst for the creation of new services and program initiatives. The Library Director participates in outreach, marketing and collaboration by serving on college committees; participating in local, regional, and professional organizations; and representing the College at professional conferences. Applicants should have a minimum of 5 years of professional library experience with at least 3 years of management and supervisory experience, a positive attitude, personal and professional integrity, common sense, and a minimum of a MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. A second master’s degree in a subject matter, technology-related field or management is preferred as is experience with instruction, library management systems, and successful grant applications. The detailed position description with responsibilities and qualifications outlined can be found on the College’s employment page.

Wells College, located on the shore of Cayuga Lake, was established as a women’s college in 1868 and became coeducational in 2005. The College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons. Wells College seeks to promote diversity in all of its hires; members of under-represented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the final candidate is selected. Send a cover letter; résumé; and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references (all in one PDF) towellsjobs@wells.eduwith Library Director Search in the subject line. No phone calls please.

April 4th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

The Noreen Reale Falcone Library at Le Moyne College

Syracuse, NY

Time Frame:

Summer 2014


This position will help support the training of Library Service Student Assistants by utilizing a game based learning approach.

Project Description:

The Noreen Reale Falcone Library is looking for an intern to design an interactive game to support the training of their Library Service Student Assistants. The game would allow student employees to role-play different scenarios they would typically encounter while working at the Library Service Desk. The intern would be responsible for storyboarding the different training scenarios, creating the accompanying graphics, sounds and videos and integrating that information into the provided gaming system framework.


Working with the Access Services Librarian to create a variety of training scenarios

Creating storyboards based on the various training scenarios

Creating and editing graphics, sound clips and video clips to be used in the game

Integrating the storyboard and graphics into the gaming framework

Testing the game and troubleshooting any problems

Must be available for in-person meetings at the Noreen Reale Falcone Library

Recommended Skills:

Interest in game design

Experience with developing training materials

Strong written skills

Attention to detail and accuracy

Familiarity with video and image editing software as well as HTML, XML and Javascript

April 3rd, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby

Empire State Digital Network

Metadata Specialist

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a nonprofit member services organization serving more than 260 libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage nonprofits in New York City and Westchester County. METRO has an almost 50-year tradition of providing a range of programs and services to its members, including grants, consultative and digital services, collaborative initiatives, and professional development and training. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to join the Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), a statewide initiative to deliver content from New York’s cultural heritage institutions to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Position Overview:

The ESDN Metadata Specialist is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to open to early-career and experienced information professionals. Candidates should be interested in facilitating the harvesting and ingestion of metadata records from libraries, archives, and cultural heritage organizations throughout New York State. The Metadata Specialist will then transform metadata from various systems and schemas into approved data models for contribution to DPLA.

In coordination with the ESDN Manager and Technology Specialist, the Metadata Specialist will participate in the investigation, evaluation, and selection of key technologies to meet program objectives. This person will also serve as a primary contact point for inquiries about metadata sharing for the Empire State Digital Network and will be responsible for provenance tracking of ingested metadata.

Candidates should be enthusiastic about supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives and cultural heritage institutions via the DPLA. Creativity, flexibility and the ability to follow and anticipate developing technologies will be essential.

If you fill this position you will be asked to:

  • Work with the project manager and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
  • Work directly with data harvesting and aggregation tools such as REPOX.
  • Have hands-on experience with metadata transformations and cross-walking tools and scripts.
  • Be comfortable and familiar working with XML and XML manipulation, for example XSLT, XPath, schema validation, etc.
  • Apply analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail for complex, detail-oriented work.
  • Work closely with project partners and provide leadership in creation of statewide best practices for metadata creation, metadata analysis, and project workflow improvements.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
  • Experience working in a library, archive or cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
  • Practical experience with all aspects of metadata creation including selection and implementation of metadata standards, quality control, and crosswalking/mapping data sets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of metadata standards including DC, MODS, METS, MARC, MARCXML, PBCORE
  • Experience working with protocols and data models such as OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, ResourceSync, Europeana Data Model (EDM), DPLA MAP, Linked Open Data, RDF.
  • Familiarity with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as AACR2 and RDA.
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages and APIs.
Position details:
This position will remain open until filled. The ESDN Metadata Specialist reports to the ESDN Manager. The salary range is $55,000-65,000, commensurate with experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package. Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO’s offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City.
Application details:
The application period ends April 18th, 2014. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a PDF attachment to with “ESDN Metadata Specialist” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
View the posting on our website:

March 26th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, NY

Library Director

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, New York, located in the northern part of the state near Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, is searching for a Library Director III.

This administrative position directs a library serving a population of 26,000 with a budget of $1.2 million and annual circulation of 170,000. This position supervises 13 FTE, including four professional librarians in a union environment. The work involves planning, directing, and administering library operations and budgets in accordance with policies determined by the Library Board of Trustees. The Library Director should exhibit working knowledge of 21st century public library trends, emerging technologies, have demonstrated leadership skills, and be able to provide evidence of forward thinking and successful implementation of new ideas.

Minimum qualifications: An MLS from an ALA accredited school, eligible for certification by the New York State Education Department, and six (6) years of professional experience in a library of recognized standing, two (2) or more which must have been in an administrative capacity. Experience in a public library preferred. Salary range: $65,000-$70,000 depending on experience. Applications are due by May 1, 2014.

Please see the following websites for more information and to apply:

March 20th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby

Roberts Wesleyan College
Instruction Librarian

The Roberts Wesleyan College B. Thomas Golisano Library is seeking candidates for the full-time, faculty-rank position of Instruction Librarian, available July 2014; this position is contingent on final budget approval in April. Salary is determined based on educational background and relevant work experience. The Instruction Librarian will report to the library’s Director of Public Services, and will coordinate the design and implementation of the library’s classroom and web-based instruction service.


  • Design and deliver course-related instruction sessions in both traditional classroom and online environments. Some evening and/or weekend classes may be included.
  •  Serve as a team leader and mentor for the librarians in designing and implementing classroom and web-based information fluency instruction.
  •  Collaborate with the other librarians in establishing working partnerships with academic program faculty, to promote the development of a scaffold approach to the cultivation of information fluency within each academic program.
  •  Coordinate systematic assessment of the library’s instructional services, including periodic review of statements of philosophy and policy.
  • Maintain appropriate statistics concerning the library’s instructional services.
  • Participate in reference desk coverage and other duties as assigned.


  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent. A second graduate degree in an academic discipline, optimally teacher education, is helpful.
  • At least two years professional-level library work experience that includes classroom and online instruction.
  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate an ability to work in a team environment, excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills, and familiarity with ADA and Universal Design requirements.

Application Process
Roberts Wesleyan College employees must fully support the institution’s mission and values. Prior to submitting an application, please review the following documents (available at RWC Mission Statement, Statement of the Christian Vision, and Community Ethos Statement. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and considered until the position is filled.
Applicants should e-mail or mail the following: a letter of interest; a curriculum vitae; and a completed RWC Application for Faculty Position (including full contact information for three references), available at to:
Mr. Al Krober, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

March 19th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby

Hamilton College

First Year Experience Librarian

Hamilton is one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,812 diverse and talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40 countries. More information can be found at

The division of Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Hamilton College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for appointment to the position of Research & First Year Experience Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction Services, this position is part of a newly merged organization made up of library and technology professionals dedicated to student success. We seek a colleague who will bring inventive ideas to the forefront, and motivate others to work collaboratively to achieve results.Hamilton’s First Year Experience (FYE) is a strategic initiative to provide an integrated academic and residential experience for its new students. This position is an exciting opportunity to develop and guide the division’s role within the first year program at Hamilton. The Research and FYE Librarian will work with faculty and academic support centers to incorporate information literacy concepts into first year classes, assist in creating authentic research experiences, and articulate the library’s impact on student success.

Hamilton boasts a number of innovative initiatives, including a nationally recognized effort supporting digital humanities, integration of academic and career planning, and experimentation with online learning/MOOCs through membership in edX. Support for the academic program is facilitated by a decade-long partnership of librarians and technologists known as the HILLgroup.  Hamilton is a member of important national and regional consortia including the Oberlin GroupConnectNY, and CLIR, and has a commitment to the ongoing professional development of its employees.

Hamilton College is a national leader in teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves. Excellent faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student faculty ratio of 9:1, provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, to prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. The College encourages respect for differences. Hamilton’s commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program.  Hamilton’s 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. and is only one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast.


  • Manages Library Instruction for first-year students and provides curriculum-integrated instructional sessions to freshmen classes.
  • Collaborates with key partners within academic programs that support the first year experience.
  • Develops and implements innovative programming to engage first year communities with the library.
  • Builds effective relationships with faculty and other academic partners through ongoing outreach and engagement activities.
  • Creates targeted outreach messaging and organizes special events for freshmen.
  • Actively supports the continuous improvement of the team’s instructional programs and practices.
  • Provides traditional and electronic research services, including some nights and weekends.
  • Provides in-depth research consultations with students and faculty.
  • Develops instructional content, including classroom, online, and mobile learning formats.
  • Collaborates closely with other librarians in the creation, implementation, and assessment of first-year Information Literacy learning objectives.
  • Actively participates in a variety of professional development activities, including conference presentations.
  • Participates in collection development.


To be recommended for appointment, candidates must have:

  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or equivalent advanced degree from an accredited academic institution.
  • Experience designing and implementing engaging learning activities.
  • Experience in providing library reference/research assistance.
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries to support first year experience programs.
  • Demonstrated success teaching upper level high school and/or freshmen college students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of emerging technologies in library and classroom settings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with multimedia tools required for the creation of interactive instructional materials.



Please review Hamilton’s Benefits Summary for more information.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community.

March 17th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby

Director of Libraries

Department: Faculty
Office: Jamestown, NY
Location: Jamestown, NY

About Jamestown Community College:

Jamestown Community College, a SUNY institution, is a comprehensive community college with degree granting campuses in Jamestown and Olean, New York. JCC is an innovative, open access institution that meets regional education needs by providing transfer degree programs, career programs, community service, developmental education, and training programs for business and industry. Guided by principles that emphasize student success and continuous improvement, JCC welcomes applications from qualified, enthusiastic candidates.

Position Description:
This is a 12 month, tenure-line faculty position that directs all library operations at multi-campus sites, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, technical services, library automation, and reference services.

  • Prepares, administers, and monitors budgets for the libraries and facilitates budget for the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching.
  • Ensures development and assessment of the libraries’ bibliographic instruction program and the information management requirement competencies.
  • Provides leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
  • Prepares library sections of Middle States Association, ACEN, ACOTE, and other discipline accreditation and program approval reports.
  • Promotes student, faculty, administration, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
  • Supervises library staff and promotes and facilitates library staff growth and development.
  • Serves on college committees and task forces to ensure continuing library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching support of college programs, services, and activities.
  • Represents and promotes the college library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching as a member of professional organizations and consortia at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Conducts needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for library and Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching services and direction.
  • Shares knowledge of current issues and trends facing higher education, including copyright, licensing, and incorporating technology into instruction.
  • Facilitates and supports the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching activities and resources.
  • Works in concert with the Committee for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and others to design and implement programs to support the development of faculty, in particular in areas related to the teaching/learning process.


Required: Master’s in Library and Information Science from an accredited ALA institution and a minimum of three years of progressive administrative experience in academic libraries.  Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, grant-writing, problem-solving, budget management, and supervisory skills.  Commitment to providing excellent customer service and working collaboratively with faculty and staff.  A thorough knowledge of academic librarianship, ability to facilitate faculty development programs, and proficiency with state of the art technological innovations is essential.  Must be able to:  coordinate and develop complex documents; write and deliver persuasive presentations; plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects in a team setting.  Attention to detail and accuracy is essential.  Knowledge of online library management systems and Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent is required.

Additional Information:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefit package.

Final candidates are subject to a pre-employment criminal background investigation. 

Application Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following, which are required for consideration, by clicking on the APPLY NOW button:

  • Resume. (Linked-In Profile is not sufficient.)
  • Cover letter.
  • Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at application but official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

You will receive an acknowledgement email from the system for this position. If you do not receive this confirmation email within 15 minutes of applying, please check your junk/spam folder. You can also log back in to view your submitted application from the Applications list. Click onFAQs for more details and step-by-step instructions.

March 14th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Debby

Library Systems Administrator

Immediate Supervisor: Reports to Operations Manager

Job Responsibilities

Under direction, the Library Systems Administrator provides technical support to the Operations Manager to implement and coordinate the Hospitals and University at Buffalo Library Resource Network.  HUBNET is a web portal for biomedical resources for the University at Buffalo, its teaching hospitals and other institutional healthcare subscribers.


A degree in computer technology/science or related subject area, MLS with systems experience, or a combination of education, training, and significant work experience desired. A working knowledge of SQL database development and administration, Microsoft server administration and maintenance and Web site programming skills and experience required. Library experience preferred.

Demonstrated Skills and Abilities to:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Write and edit existing code
  • Troubleshoot technical server and script problems
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with University at Buffalo departments, hospitals, content vendors and University at Buffalo Computing & Information Technology
  • Interpret needs and design/create appropriate working software solutions according to HUBNET needs
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Plan, schedule, and organize work
  • Prepare accurate and complete reports (user accounts & usage statistics)
  • Tactfully interact with and respond to staff and patron technical problems/helpdesk

Knowledge of:

  • Programming and scripting languages: Perl, HTML, PHP, Javascript, CGI
  • Backup technology
  • Computer network and server operations and maintenance
  • Understanding of “hosted server” environments
  • Customer service methods
  • Administering SQL databases
  • Experience in creating and maintaining websites
  • PC hardware/software purchasing, installation, configuration, and maintenance
  • Internet
  • LAN/WANs
  • Microsoft Office and Internet applications


  • Serials Solutions
  • OCLC EZProxy
  • Sirsi/Dynix system
  • Library policies and procedures
  • Portable computing/mobile apps/Social Media


Percent of Time Illustrative Duties

45% Maintenance

  • Assists with maintaining the daily operation of the HUBNET computer systems.
  • Assists with the purchase and installation of compatible hardware and software applications.
  • Performs computer system diagnostics, maintenance, and backup routines.
  • Assists with implementation and maintains network and workstation stability, security, and performance.

45% Development

  • Develops and implements working software applications according to HUBNET needs.
  • Participates in the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of the HUBNET website.
  • Participates in the development of procedures and network resource acquisition.

10% Miscellaneous

  • Maintains and increases knowledge and skills through attendance at meetings, conferences, training seminars, and in-service training sessions.
  • Performs additional duties and assignments, as requested.


Permanent, salaried position.  Full benefits package included after eligibility period.     

Email cover letter, resume, salary history and three references to Patricia E. Prior at

CIS, Inc./LCHIB/HUBNET is an AA/EOE employer.


March 11th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

The University at Albany Libraries

Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek a highly productive, innovative Information Literacy / Instructional Design Librarian with a keen awareness of emerging instructional technologies and methods of assessing student learning. The successful candidate will play an essential role in the ongoing development and support of information literacy initiatives in a variety of in-person and online formats; create reusable online learning objects and templates; participate in integrating new technologies into instructional initiatives; teach credit-bearing and/or course-related information literacy classes; and develop plans and tools for formative and summative assessment. Position includes assigned hours at the reference desk, including some evening/weekend hours. Tenure-track library faculty at the University at Albany, SUNY, are expected to engage in research, publication, and service to the Libraries, the University, and the profession, as required for promotion and continuing appointment. Reports to the Head of the Information Literacy Department.

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

Application deadline: April 14, 2014

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

March 5th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

Northern New York Library Network

Potsdam, NY

Job Description:

The Northern New York Library Network seeks a creative librarian to maintain and extend the Network’s core information services. The successful candidate will oversee regional resources such as e-books and the region’s union catalog, assist in the design and implementation of professional development classes, provide technical and digitization assistance to libraries, archives and other cultural organizations, oversee the Network’s public relations and publications programs, and provide outreach and training services to the membership.


ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively; knowledge of current and emerging technologies in librarianship; interest in the digitization of archival and special collections; excellent presentation and writing skills. New graduates are encouraged to apply.


Salary range $45,000-$50,000 depending upon qualifications; excellent benefits. The Network strongly encourages and supports professional development. Apply to: Northern New York Library Network, Potsdam, NY, by emailing resume and supporting materials to:

Position open until filled.

About Northern New York Library Network:

The NNYLN offices are located in Potsdam, NY, near both the Adirondack Mountains Blue Line and the St. Lawrence River/Thousand Islands region. The Network is a reference and research resources council (3Rs), providing a wide range of services to libraries of all kinds in its seven county service area. The Network collaborates with libraries and systems throughout the state through its membership in the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.

March 5th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Stephanie

Miner Library

University of Rochester Medical Center

Rochester, NY

Job Description:

Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is looking for a Bioinformatics Specialist. We are looking for someone to develop and grow a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service that will provide education, training, and consultation services related to the processing and analysis of bioinformatics data to our researchers, faculty, students, and staff.

Desired Qualifications:

We’re looking for someone who has:

- A PhD or MS in a relevant field (genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.)

- 2-5 years of experience working in a research lab

- Experience using bioinformatics software used for processing, analyzing, visualizing, manipulating, and/or interpreting bioinformatics data

- Interest in and aptitude for learning new software, tools, and programming languages

- Familiarity with current trends, standards, and emerging technologies in bioinformatics

That’s not all – we’re looking for someone with a passion for teaching and a commitment to the highest levels of customer service.

To Apply:

If the above describes you, we invite you to review the complete job description at

February 27th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs, Uncategorized by Claire

St Lawrence County Historical Association

Canton, NY

Job Description:

The St Lawrence County Historical Association, located in Canton, NY, seeks applicants for the Executive Director position who can provide strong leadership for accomplishing the Association’s work to collect, preserve, research, and interpret the history of St Lawrence County.

Founded in 1947 and permanently chartered in 1955, the St Lawrence County Historical Association has continued to grow and features excellent physical facilities. The present facilities include the Silas Wright House, originally belonging to Silas Wright, an important 19th century United States Senator and Governor of New York. The Wright House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Canton Village Park Historic District. A new “Red Barn” addition to the Silas Wright House was opened in 2001 and provides high quality environmental controls for artifact and archival collections, a new display gallery with excellent space for events, and a new archives patron area. Accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums was awarded in 1982. Additional information regarding the Association can be viewed at the website.

The Executive Director is responsible to the SLCHA Board of Trustees and reports directly to the Board.

Position Duties:

Provide dynamic leadership and administration of all day to day operations including: exhibits, programs, collections, acquisitions, preservation, research, grant proposals, and other activities of the Association
Develop and implement public relations strategies to promote St Lawrence County history and Association events and programs
Serve as representative of the Association to political Bodies, agencies, educational institutions, historical organizations, museums, and all other organizations as necessary
Serve as St Lawrence County Historian and interact with town, village, and city historians of St Lawrence County
Hire and supervise all staff
Oversee maintenance and upkeep of all properties of the Association
Oversee publication of the Association’s periodical The Quarterly, newsletter, and other publications
Oversee financial budget
Provide reports to the Association’s Board of Trustees as specified
Attend the Association’s Board of Trustees monthly meetings and as many committee meetings as possible

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, or other directly relevant major to the position
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory and practices governing the operations of museums
Demonstrated thorough knowledge of theory and practices of archives and management of historical records
Demonstrated through knowledge of conservation/preservation of both artifact and archives collections
Demonstrated knowledge of historical research and accurate sources of historical materials and their use
Good knowledge of financial management, public relations, fund raising and advocacy techniques
Ability to supervise staff in an effective manner
Excellent organizational skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Familiarity and comfort with technology, especially computer word processing and spreadsheet software


Master’s degree in Public History, Museum Studies or closely related field, or equivalent long-term experience in a museum with archives setting
At least five years professional experience in a museum and archives setting
Familiarity with databases and technology relevant specifically to museum and archival collections

Salary & Benefits:

Salary range will be $35,000 to $45,000 depending on qualifications and years of experience.

How to Apply:

To be considered, applicants must submit all of the following:

a letter of application that addresses details of both the required and preferred qualifications
a vita or resume
3 letters of recommendation from 3 professional references, along with names and contact information (phone number and email address) for further questions of references from the Search Committee.
The deadline for receipt of all applicant materials is April 15, 2014. Application materials should be sent to:

James Barnes
Chair, SLCHA Search Committee
PO Box 51
Canton, NY 13617

February 13th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs by Claire

Charles B. Sears Law Library

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

Job Description:

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek applicants for the position of Student Services Librarian in the Charles B. Sears Law Library. This is a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment. The Charles B. Sears Law Library has a collection of close to 600,000 volumes and volume equivalents and serves the research needs of the University at Buffalo Law School, the University community, surrounding colleges, the local bar and bench, and the general public. The Law School, with approximately 700 JD and LLM students and 50 full-time faculty members, has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship.

The Student Services Librarian must be available to work evening and weekend reference shifts on a rotating basis. This position reports to the Director of the Law Library.

Position Duties:

The Student Services Librarian develops and coordinates programs and services to enrich the law student experience, promotes library services through student events and social media, oversees the Law Library’s Passport Acceptance Facility, and serves as the library liaison to the Buffalo Law Review, the Moot Court Board and other student organizations at the law school. In addition, the Student Services Librarian assesses students’ research needs and satisfaction with library services annually through surveys and focus groups.

The incumbent provides reference assistance, collaborates with the Head of Collection Management and the Head of the Koren A/V Center to manage the library’s study aids collections, and coordinates the upkeep of existing and the development of new LibGuides. The Student Services Librarian may participate in providing legal research instruction in the Legal Analysis Writing and Research Program and other law school courses.

The incumbent will assist law students with curriculum related projects that involve multimedia productions including video and audio production work. Duties will include teaching the fundamentals of digital video and audio production and editing; presentation of productions; and integration of productions within other media such as the embedding of a video in PowerPoint presentations. If necessary, on-the-job training will be provided for media services responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

· A J.D. from an accredited ABA Law School and a Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution

· Minimum of 1 year of full-time professional employment in an academic law library

· Sound knowledge of legal systems, legal bibliography, and strong legal research skills

· Demonstrated experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology to deliver information services

· Advanced computer skills and the ability to learn new technologies quickly

· Strong and effective interpersonal, oral and written communication, analytical, and organizational skills

· Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students, and staff

· Strong service orientation with the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele

· Creative capacity to foster and manage change

· Demonstrated ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach

Salary & Benefits:

$58,000 minimum, commensurate with qualifications and experience

How to Apply:

All applicants must apply using the UBJobs website
Search for posting number 1400072.

· Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position.

· Include contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) at the end of your cover letter.

· Provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in legal scholarly research and law library professional service. Attach this to your application as “Other Document 1.”

· Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff from the University Libraries and the Law School.

Review of applicants is currently underway. We anticipate that the position will be filled on or before June 1, 2014.