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April 15th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

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 10th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

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 4th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

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

March 11th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

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

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 13th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

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.