Galway Public Library
The Board of Trustees of the Galway Public Library in Saratoga County, New York, is seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to serve as Library Director to continue this growing library’s commitment to quality public service. This position presents an opportunity to lead the library through an exciting new building project, currently underway.
The library is chartered to serve the residents of the Galway Central School District, which has a population of about 7000. Both the current library and a thirteen-acre parcel of land recently purchased for the new and larger facility are located in Galway Village, a suburban/rural community 16 miles west of Saratoga Springs, New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains.
Budget preparation and financial management; Collection development; Design and implementation of programs for patrons of all ages; Human resources and facilities management; Development and support of technology use plan; Implementation of library policies; Oversight of library marketing.
Strong leadership, communication and technological skills, and the ability to encourage staff development. Must be comfortable working with Library Board and with those connected to the design and construction phases of the new building project.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and a willingness to continue to work toward a librarian’s certification.
Master’s degree in Library Science and a NYS Public Librarian’s Certification with experience working in a public library setting.
Salary & Benefits:
The Position is full-time, 35 hours per week with benefits to be negotiated within a salary range of $32,000 to $39,000.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and two letters of professional reference to: Arlene Rhodes, President, Board of Trustees, Galway Public Library, PO Box 207, Galway, NY 12074 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum
The Board of Directors of the Darwin R. Barker Library Association seeks a creative and energetic director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library and museum services to residents of Fredonia and the surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library and museum services will be delivered in the future. Duties include recruiting and overseeing staff to carry out the library and museum’s mission, creating and administering budgets, presenting funding requests, writing grants and raising funds, and developing and sustaining programs and services. The candidate must demonstrate strong cooperative leadership, management and communication skills and be able to work with a Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, as well as community agencies. Knowledge of computer applications for library and museum management is required.
Fredonia is a community of around 11,000 residents and is the home of SUNY Fredonia. It is located about 3 miles from Lake Erie, 25 miles from the Chautauqua Institution and halfway between Buffalo and Erie, PA.
Darwin R. Barker Library and Museum, along with the 1891 Fredonia Opera House, is the cultural center of Fredonia. As one of 36 libraries in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, it offers programs for children, a book discussion group and a museum dedicated to local history with archives, two research libraries and rotating exhibits. The library and museum have a wireless network, remote access to OPAC, and public access computers.
- MLS from an accredited institution
- New York State Public librarians Professional Certificate
- Two years successful library experience is required
- Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities
Required Personal Abilities:
- Values the importance of equal access to books, information and culture in a democracy.
- Thinks strategically and is well organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines.
- Is able to work well with adults and children.
- Possesses both a broad vision and attention to detail
- Is resourceful, enthusiastic and flexible and has the ability to motivate others.
-Treats others with honesty, empathy and respect
- Is open to creative and innovative solutions.
- Communicates clearly in written and oral form.
- Listens well and seeks to understand.
Salary range commencing at $40,000 and is commensurate with education and experience.
A letter of interest and resume with three (3) references should be sent to:
Darwin R. Barker Library, Attn. Peter Clark
7 Day St.
Fredonia, NY 14063
January 15, 2014
Newark Public Library
The Board of Trustees of the Newark (NY) Public Library seeks a passionate, forward-thinking director to lead the library through an exciting renovation project and into a bright future. In 2006, the library became a district library with stable, voter-directed funding and an elected board of trustees.
Located between the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario and situated on the Erie Canal, Newark, New York is a village that is rich with history and recreational possibilities. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Waterloo Premium Outlets, an abundance of wineries, and the city of Rochester are all within a short drive from Newark, giving our small town community big-city advantages.
The Director has primary responsibility for the overall operation of the library including:
• Developing policies in collaboration with the Board of Trustees
• Recommending new services to the Board of Trustees
• Planning, implementing, and evaluating library services
• Promoting community visibility
• Developing and maintaining a positive relationship with the Pioneer Library System, its member libraries, and community organizations
• Administering the budget and finances of the library
• Administering the personnel of the library
A Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices; and two years of post MLS professional library experience.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary is negotiable from $52,000 based on experience and qualifications. Benefits include 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 9 holidays, and 2 personal days annually. Health and dental benefits available.
How to Apply:
Application materials (cover letter, resume, and three professional references) must be electronically submitted in PDF format to email@example.com by 5 pm on January 3, 2014 and an Employment and Exam Application submitted to Wayne County Human Resources by January 6, 2014. (application available at http://www.co.wayne.ny.us/departments/personnel/personnel.htm )
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org