Albany Public Library
Albany Public Library is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, experienced professional for the position of Assistant Library Director IV. In this position, the Assistant Library Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for supervision of public service departments and library security, and assisting with facilities management, grant writing, and development. Additional duties include: recommending policies and procedures, interpreting and negotiating contracts, recommending and implementing new programs and services, representing the library at community meetings and public events, participating in department budgets, and participating in recruitment and selection of library staff.
Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree* in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent
six (6) years of paid full-time professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, one (1) year of which must have been in an administrative** capacity over a complex operation.
Eligibility and application for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of appointment.
*Minimum qualifications are in accordance with New York State Education Department Division of Library Development.
**Administrative capacity is defined as spending the entire workweek planning, organizing, budgeting/allocating funds, staffing and communicating.
Salary & Benefits:
The salary is competitive with a generous benefit package.
How to Apply:
This is a provisional Civil Service position. A Civil Service examination will be required before permanent appointment in accordance with Civil Service laws and rules. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Application review will begin on June 10, 2013. To apply send resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information for three professional references to:
Human Resources Manager
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12210
Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is committed to increasing diversity within its organization.
Southern Tier Library System
Painted Post, NY
Assume a vital leadership role and assist the 48 public libraries in this southern region of New York State achieve new levels of service and effective resource sharing! The Board of Trustees of the Southern Tier Library System (headquartered in Painted Post, NY) seeks a visionary library leader—responsive to member and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next Executive Director. STLS is a regional consortium of public libraries in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties–working in partnership with member libraries to enable the System’s 256,291 residents to have access to excellent library services. With a $1.5 million annual budget, 27 system employees (18.4 FTEs) and the recently formed Foundation for Southern Tier Libraries, STLS is a member-focused organization with a mission to build on the strengths of its diverse members through cooperative action and provide superior service to its member libraries and their constituents.
The Southern Tier Region offers a unique blend in both its geography and local economy. Rolling hills, rivers, easy access to the Finger Lakes Region, open spaces, a strategic location and an advanced highway infrastructure make it attractive to a wide range of recreational activities, businesses and industries, including the Fortune 500 Company, Corning Inc., located in Steuben County. Agriculture remains a major component of the economy with dairy, vegetables orchard fruit and wine grapes as the leading products. Elmira is the largest metropolitan area (91,000+ in Chemung County), but the abundance of small cities and extensive rural areas add interest and unique flavor to the region’s diversity. The region offers good schools, cultural and educational amenities, recreational opportunities, an educated workforce and one of the lowest costs of living in the nation—making it a great place to live and thrive! For additional details on STLS, the region and its communities, see STLS Links.
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the Library System, and under the general direction of the 15-member Board of Trustees, has overall responsibility for general administration of System operations. The Executive Director supervises Department Heads, the Youth Services Consultant and administrative staff—and works with the Board, staff, member libraries, and major stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the System aligning its mission, with member library and community needs and priorities.
This is complex executive work planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the System. The Executive Director has wide latitude for independent judgment, decision and action. See the Executive Director’s position description for additional details.
An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science;
the ability to obtain and retain a New York State Public Librarian Certificate 1;
and a minimum of eight years of experience in public libraries or public library systems, including three years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.
Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm;
superior written and oral communications skills;
demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services;
thorough knowledge of library technology innovations and efficiencies;
political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills;
experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff;
and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library and system services.
Eight years of post-MLS library experience and proven success working effectively as a director with a policy-making board are highly desirable.
Salary & Benefits:
Compensation. The hiring salary range is $80,000-100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
How to Apply:
For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date—June 23, 2013.
Erie 1 BOCES Education Campus
West Seneca, NY
Work Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Starting Date: June 14, 2013
Posting Number: 0413-0005 A
The Supervisor, School Library Services, strives to meet the needs of library professionals in our region, as well as the administrative and professional needs of the WNYRIC Library Services Team for which (s)he is responsible. The Supervisor acts as Director of the School Library System in Erie1 BOCES, and administers and manages co-ser services for Library Automation and Instructional Media Resources. The Supervisor also assists the Associate Director in the management (recruiting, retaining, and developing) of knowledgeable and adaptable staff development of future services in response to changing customer needs promotion of internal and external communication related to the assigned team(s) and services development and monitoring of budgets for assigned services
Director School Library System (duties below as per Commissioner’s regulations)
a) Creates a union catalog in appropriate format.
b) Establishes and facilitates interlibrary loan procedures including delivery and policy.
c) Develops a cooperative collection development plan.
d) Plans professional staff development and other continuing education activities.
e) Communicates with the district communication coordinators, with the school library system council, and with other school or community personnel or agencies.
f) Develops specialized collection of selection and verification tools for use by system members.
g) Plans periodic meetings of the school library system council and district liaison personnel.
h) Serves as advisor to member libraries and districts on program development and improvement and assisting with development and updating of members’ plans developed pursuant to paragraph(4) of subdivision(F) Commissioner’s Regulations.
i) Serves as liaison to appropriate State Education Department offices concerning system, and member needs and other matters.
j) Develops cooperative activities with other school library systems, public library systems and the reference and research library resources system.
k) Conducts periodic visits to members and participants
l) Plans and conducts procedures for data gathering and reporting.
m) Prepares annually a budget to be submitted to the school library system council and governing board which shall approve and file such budget with the State Education Department.
Staffing and Supervision of the School Library Services Team
a) Recommends staffing levels and assignments to the Associate Director
b) Provides leadership during the hiring process
c) Supervises (by setting achievable and verifiable short term goals and monitoring accomplishments) and evaluates all staff who report directly to the Supervisor and all certified staff who work on teams for which the Supervisor is responsible.
d) Promotes the establishment of career development plans, monitore during the yearly evaluation process or more frequently.
a) Assesses and communicates emerging customer needs
b) Leads research and development efforts to meet identified needs
c) Guides school district decision-makers in efficient use of BOCES/RIC services
Internal and External Communication
a) Promotes the division’s vision for good customer service
b) Develops appropriate channels of communication (that may cut across department and division lines) to deliver new and existing services
c) Promotes a library services web presence that not only informs, but also assists in service delivery
d) Facilitates electronic communication using all appropriate technologies
a) Analyzes district participation and other revenues as well as expenditures on an ongoing basis to provide rationale for budget recommendations
b) Develops pricing for services based on cost accounting analysis
a) Promotes and ensures an ongoing and effective focus on customer service
b) Serves as a member of the WNYRIC Management Team
c) Other assignments as directed by the Associate Director, Technology Services
Candidate must hold a NYS School Library Media Specialist Certificate with a minimum of three years of experience and either possess a School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS) certificate or be willing to obtain a NYS School Building Leader (SBL) educational leadership certificate.
Candidate must demonstrate leadership skills with the vision and integrity to assist leading the organization in the time of change;
In depth knowledge and experience with NYS Common Core Learning Standards;
Excellent communication skills, research skills and initiative.
Salary & Benefits:
$72,073* (*Candidates not possessing SBL would be hired as Senior Coordinator, School Library Services, at a lower salary until certification obtained)
How to Apply:
apply by 05/09/2013
When responding to or inquiring about this Notice of Vacancy, please refer to the Posting Number noted above. Requests for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be submitted in writing to the ADA Coordinator (Director, Human Resources) at least 48 hours prior to the interview.
State University of New York at Oswego
Date of Appointment: August 1, 2013
State University of New York at Oswego seeks a progressive, enthusiastic Associate Library Director to help define the vision for Penfield Library’s future and to lead in developing and enhancing library services and programs. Reporting to the Library Director, the Associate Director will be actively engaged in projects including assessing and improving key services, expanding support for online and global learning experiences, and planning for building renovations.
Penfield Library is an active partner in the teaching and learning process, connecting members of the SUNY Oswego community with meaningful resources, user-centered services and engaging spaces. The professional staff includes 15 full-time librarians, several part-time adjunct librarians and 15 full-time support staff. Additional information about Penfield Library can be found at www.oswego.edu/library.
Serve on the Library Advisory Board and appropriate library and college committees.
Coordinate library assessment efforts, in support of institutional priorities.
Coordinate library communications and promotion, including social media and participation on website development team.
Serve as liaison to student community for building use, service learning experiences, and development of new services.
Key member of the library renovation team, which includes assisting with planning and oversight of construction projects.
Liaison to Facilities and Maintenance Departments regarding building management issues.
Partner with Library Director to develop and oversee library programming, including programs promoting global/multicultural awareness.
In the absence of the Library Director, responsible for all operations of the library, staff supervision, and representation of the library at college functions.
In cooperation with librarian supervisors coordinate the hiring and evaluation of classified staff; participate in the hiring and supervision of part-time librarians.
Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and/or instruction.
Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
A Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program.
Four years of experience supervising and/or coordinating professional staff, including a strong record of effective project leadership, problem solving skills, and engagement with complex issues in a changing environment.
Experience in a variety of areas of library operations, including some work in public services (e.g., access services, reference and/or instruction).
Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
Scholarly and/or professional contributions appropriate to level of experience.
Strong service orientation.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written word with key constituencies — including faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to facilitate communication.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues.
Experience working effectively with diverse populations.
Experience working in an academic library.
Experience with library marketing.
Experience with assessment efforts.
Demonstrated ability to maximize the benefits of new technology for librarianship, teaching and scholarship.
Successful grant writing experience.
Salary & Benefits:
Commensurate with rank and experience.
How to Apply:
We accept online applications only. Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three current references. Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.
Review of applications will begin May 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.