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June 26th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Pioneer Library System

Canandaigua, New York

The Board of Trustees of the Pioneer Library System seeks an experienced, energetic professional with strong leadership skills and the ability to envision and articulate future possibilities for its 42 mostly small and rural member libraries. Headquartered in Canandaigua, New York, Pioneer libraries serve a population of 300,000+ in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming counties in the Western Finger Lakes region of New York State. The Executive Director oversees an operating budget of $1.9M, and manages a staff of 12 full-time and 8 part-time staff.

The position requires a candidate with strong communication skills and experience with strategic planning, advocacy, personnel administration, library technology, and fiscal management. Minimum qualifications are an MLS from an accredited library school, NYS Public Librarian’s Certificate or eligibility, and a minimum of 8 years of library experience (post-MLS) at least 2 of which must have been in a senior administrative or management capacity of a library or library system. Public library experience is preferred.

Additional details and a job description are available at www.pls-net.org/executivedirectorsearch

Salary & Benefits: Negotiable from $85,000; includes standard benefits package and New York State Retirement; 24 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 13 paid holidays annually.

Instructions for Applicants: Electronically submit application materials (resume, cover letter, three professional references) to executivedirectorsearch@pls-net.org by 4 pm on Friday, July 18, 2014.

Pioneer Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

June 26th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Albany Public Library

Albany, NY

*Note: This position will be filled as a PROVISIONAL Civil Service appointment.  The appointee will be required to qualify for permanent appointment to this position when the next classification test is offered.

General Statement of Duties: Under the supervision of the Executive Director this position oversees all operations of three branch locations.

Job Description:  The responsibilities include supervision of librarians, library assistants and library clerks

throughout multiple busy urban branch locations.  The Head of Branches is responsible for hiring, mentoring, coaching, training, evaluations, scheduling and payroll.  The Head of Branches must provide and insure our staff is providing excellent customer and lead by example.  At times the Head of Branches would also be responsible for working at the circulation and reference desk as needed.  Other duties include the development and presentation of library programming and other duties as assigned.

Additional Desired Skills and Abilities:  In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications for the position, the ideal candidate should possess excellent communication skills; display an enthusiastic commitment to customer centered public library service; embrace the opportunity to work with a diverse customer base; demonstrate the ability to lead and manage the work of a team; and exhibit an innovative and creative approach to problem solving.  The ideal candidate should be able to prioritize, multi-task and have a good sense of humor.

Minimum Qualifications:  Internal candidates must be currently classified as a Librarian III

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 and three (3) 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.

*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.

Special Requirement:

Eligibility and application for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of appointment.  A valid NYS Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.

Schedule:        Combination of day, evening and weekend hours

Salary:            $55,491 annual with a very good benefit package

Deadline:        Review of candidates will begin by July 11, 2014

Apply to:        Human Resources & Finance Manager

161 Washington Avenue

Albany, NY  12210

reinhartm@albanypubliclibrary.org

June 26th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Opening: Patterson Library Director
Westfield, NY

Job Description
The Board of Trustees of Patterson Library seeks a creative and energetic library director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library service to residents of Westfield and the surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library services will be delivered in the future. Duties include recruiting and overseeing staff to carry out the library’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 communications skills and be able to work with a Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers, as well as community agencies. Knowledge of computer applications for library management is required.

The library is a privately endowed association library housed in a beautiful and well maintained 105 year old building; it serves 4896 residents and numerous summer visitors. Westfield, in Chautauqua County, is a charming village on the shores of Lake Erie, close to Chautauqua Lake, the nationally renowned Chautauqua Institution, and the village of Fredonia, home of SUNY Fredonia.

Patterson Library is the cultural center of Westfield with one of the most dynamic library programs in Western New York. It offers extensive programming for children and teens, art gallery exhibitions and art classes, local history archives, and adult book and film discussion groups. The library has a wireless network, remote access OPAC, public access computers, local history digital collections, and e-readers. For more information and a virtual tour visit www.pattersonlibrary.info.

Qualifications
MLS from an ALA accredited institution.
New York State Public Librarians Professional Certificate.
Successful library experience.
Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities.
Commitment to engaging in the Westfield community, ideally as a resident.

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.
Has the ability to work well with children, adults, the Board of Trustees and members of the community.
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 both written and oral form to individuals and groups.
Listens well and seeks to understand.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with education and experience with a competitive benefits package.

Contact
Please send questions to Susan Scriven at smidwife@gmail.com

Review of application begins July 18, 2014.

Apply online at: www.pattersonlibrary.info/apply.html

June 25th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs
The Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery is seeking an enthusiastic and creative librarian to serve as the Director of the Library.  The Canajoharie Library provides literary, entertainment, and information resources, and promotes the active use of these resources, for recreation, education and community engagement.

The Library is unique in that it is attached to a museum (The Arkell Museum) with a notable collection of American Art. The library and museum have some shared spaces and shared staff– but separate budgets for each of their programs.

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association; and must be eligible for or possess a New York State Public Librarian certification; and have at least two years of professional experience that includes some supervisory and administrative experience.

The salary range for this position is $38,000 – $45,000.  Benefits include health insurance and employer contributions to a 403b plan.

Full job description can be found below:

Cover letter, resume, and three references should be submitted to:

Library Director Position
Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery
2 Erie Blvd
Canajoharie, NY 13317
Or Humanresources@canajoharielibrary.org

CANAJOHARIE LIBRARY AND ARKELL MUSEUM

JOB DESCRIPTION
Library Director

The Library Director (LD) administers all library services at the Canajoharie Library and Arkell Museum at Canajoharie.  The LD’s primary responsibilities are the advancement of the institution and the fulfillment of it’s mission, and for all operational and general administrative functioning.  The LD reports directly to the Board of Trustees.

Responsibilities: 

  • Administers library functions in accordance with Library policies and within the confines of the Library Association’s By-laws and applicable local, state and federal laws.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees in planning for library development and financial support.
  • Coordinate and participate with the Board of Trustees in the development and implementation of a strategic plan consisting of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities of the organization.
  • Develop and present an annual operating budget to the Board of Trustees.
  • Oversee the financial operations, accounts, endowments, gifts, and associated records and documentation to assure effective controls are observed and budgets are achieved.
  • Develop and oversee marketing and media strategies and initiatives including wed-based, print, and all other venues for the purpose of advancing the library’s mission.
  • Keep library collection current and organized through collection development and maintenance.
  • Supervise, hire, train, and evaluate staff as outlined in the organizational chart and personnel policy.
  • Conduct staff meetings and encourage continuing education and professional growth of staff members.
  • Develop procedures for and supervise volunteers, and interns in accord with the personnel policy.
  • Coordinate reference assistance, computer use, circulation and other aspects of library public services.
  • Writes and implements library related grants and special projects.
  • Serve library users through the development and maintenance of library programs for all ages.
  • Coordinate institutional technology resources, including all devices on the library network
  • Be active in securing the resources to operate the library and to promote its services.
  • Maintains an active involvement in professional associations
  • Serves as the liaison to library system activities, collections and programs
  • Perform related work as required

Desirable education and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or an equivalent program
  • Experience working in a professional position in a library environment with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity
  • Ability to work with the public through programs and on an individual basis
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
  • Ability to plan and organize work routines and long range projects
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the staff, Museum Director, Board of Trustees, Board Committees, and the public

June 24th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Health Sciences Library

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

The Health Sciences Library at the SUNY Upstate Medical University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Customer Services. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated personnel and project management leadership abilities. This position emphasizes a commitment to the HSL team, superior customer service, and to meeting the current and emerging health information needs of the Upstate community. 

The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment. S/he will exhibit the capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a regional medical system and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

This position reports to the HSL Director and serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for the HSL. The Assistant Director fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment; leads the departments of access services, reference and Family Resource Center (12 FTE); provides reference services to HSL clients, contributes to evening and weekend coverage; participates in strategic planning and assessment; evaluates existing programs and develops new programs; determines and interprets library policies; and contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.

Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience; 6 or more years of experience with evidence of personnel and project leadership abilities; 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity; evidence of recent and relevant successful experience in supervising library staff and student workers; experience with orienting and training staff and students and reviewing work; ability to evaluate and assess library programs, services and policies; excellent organizational, time and project management skills; demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility, ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork amongst colleagues; evidence of interpersonal and team building skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.  Preferred: Experience in a health sciences library; and AHIP membership.

The HSL’s current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource Center; promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to geographically dispersed locations and to the patients and families in our 25 counties service area.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies, University Hospital (a 400 bed tertiary care hospital), University Hospital (Community Campus), the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and our new Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visithttp://library.upstate.edu

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.  Salary is dependent on qualifications.  Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options.  12 month, tenure track position with faculty status.  Priority review of applicants begins August 4, 2014 and continues until filled.

TO APPLY:  To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at http://jobs.upstate.edu to job #030326.

June 23rd, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Syracuse University Libraries

Job # 030949
Department Code 20633-5452

Salary Grade S4
37.5 hours per week
Monday-Friday 8:30a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Job Type Full-time
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable

Job Description
The Preservation Technical Specialist will support the preservation efforts of the libraries including performing various preservation treatments of library material and overseeing the daily operations of the Preservation lab. This position reports to the Collection Maintenance and Management Librarian and has student worker supervisory responsibilities and directs the work of student workers, interns and other staff as needed.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and documented experience working in a bindery or conservation lab; or completion of preservation/conservation/bindery apprenticeship or training program; or equivalent skills and knowledge in the book arts.
Bachelor’s degree and documented experience working in a bindery or conservation lab; or completion of preservation/conservation/bindery apprenticeship or training program; or equivalent skills and knowledge in the book arts
Masters’ Degree in Library or Information Science (ALA-accredited) preferred
Must have manual dexterity, attention to detail, and ability/desire to work in a production environment
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to train and supervise others
Ability to manage work-flow systems and to set priorities
Ability to work standing up for extended periods of time, lift heavy objects and work with dusty books and library materials

Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Collection Maintenance and Management Librarian , oversee the daily preservation lab operations and workflows
Hire, train and supervise student employees
Perform preservation treatment of books, pamphlets, and other print-based materials from the Libraries’ general collections
Complete in-house repairs such as surface-cleaning, re-casing text blocks, replacing spines and endpapers, repairing paper tears, photocopying and tipping-in, replacement pages and constructing a variety of protective enclosures in a production environment
Assess condition for appropriate course of action (i.e. type of in-house repair or treatment, commercial bindery, or purchase replacement)
Maintain inventory of conservation lab supplies
Manage registration process for materials transferred to and from preservation
Oversee contract binding: pre-binding and post receipt processing of materials, quality control of bound periodicals and serials received from contact binder. Maintain in-transit inventory of materials in the bindery cycle
Develop and maintain knowledge of latest trends and developments in the field of Preservation
Assist with disaster planning, preparedness, and response. Help coordinate the disaster recovery operations and emergency preparedness for all of the libraries
Deploy the most efficient means for accomplishing projects to enhance productivity
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
Other duties as assigned

Secondary Responsibilities:
Participate in continuing education, professional development, and training activities

Physical Requirements
Must possess manual dexterity and attention to detail
Ability to work in a production environment
Daily repetitive motions, sitting, standing, stooping
Ability to regularly lift items up to 50 pounds
Must be able to push hand truck or cart with up to 100 pounds.
Ability to work standing up for extended periods of time
Ability to work with dusty books and library materials

Application Instructions
COVER LETTER, RESUME, and THE NAMES OF THREE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES (ALONG WITH CONTACT INFORMATION) MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION

No relocation assistance is provided for this position

Job Posting Date 06/23/2014
Application Deadline 07/07/2014
Open Until Filled No
Priority Consideration
Job Category Salaried Staff
Message to Applicants

June 20th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Herkimer County Community College
100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY 13350

Job Description:

Herkimer College is seeking a Full-Time, Librarian for Technical Services/Archival Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Director in acquisitions, cataloging and processing of all library materials, initial processing of/and maintaining the college archive, and assisting the Director in the general administration of the Library.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Library Science, and Technical Services and/or Archiving Experience is required.

Supervisory Experience is preferred.

Must be able to work flexible hours.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by June 27, 2014 to:

James R. Salamy, Director of Human Resources
Herkimer College
100 Reservoir Road
Herkimer, NY 13350
Or e-mail vanvechcm@herkimer.edu

EOE/AA

June 17th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs
Local Syracuse business (PaperWorks Industries) in Baldwinsville, NY has an immediate need for multiple student interns to assist with creating user documentation for their ERP system, SyteLine.  Interns must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and have minimum GPA of 3.0.  This project work will be for a 4-8 week period, full time hours, and paid.  Looking to hire as soon as possible.  Could be a good fit for LIS student interested in corporate library as well as IT students.
Interested and qualified applicants should send brief cover letter and resume to Walter Kolodziey, Sr. Director of Information Systems, Walter.Kolodziey@paperwrks.com.

June 12th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Miner Library

University of Rochester Medical Center

Rochester, NY

Job Description:

Work under general direction and with latitude for initiative and independent judgment. Apply a strong commitment to excellent customer service to managing the services and staff of the Answer Desk, Miner Library’s one-stop customer service desk. Build and lead a high-performing Answer Desk team. Model professionalism, respect, responsiveness, initiative, discretion, and personal accountability with customers and colleagues. Strive to improve, innovate and add value.

Directly responsible for Answer Desk staff including hiring, training, coaching, setting goals, and evaluating performance. Manage the work and resources of the unit including problem solving, planning, communicating with staff, allocating and prioritizing both work and resources to meet the goals of the unit and the Library. Evaluate work and procedures of the unit and make adjustments as needed to maximize efficiency and add value. Interpret services/policies for Library customers; handle patron relations. Actively participate in Library projects, take initiative to help, and work cooperatively with other Library service units.

Position Duties:

See list here: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/libraries/miner/about/documents/Answer-Desk_Manager_2014.pdf

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of related library work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven ability to supervise a collaborative team and think outside the box. Strong skills in oral and written communication and a firm commitment to service.
Ability to independently initiate and manage projects. Knowledge of and experience with a variety of computer platforms, operating systems, and networking environments; experience with Windows, Microsoft Office products, and Internet.

Essential personal characteristics: Flexibility, initiative, creativity, and the ability and willingness to work cooperatively in an evolving technological environment. A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to interact positively with a wide constituency, including faculty, clinicians, students, staff, patients and families, and members of the public. Good communication and organizational skills are required. Continuous learning is essential. The Library’s mission has a strong service orientation and staff are expected to advance that goal.

Desirable Qualifications: Experience with Voyager ILS, ILLiad, DOCLINE, OCLC, and Blackboard.

How to Apply:

https://psportal.its.rochester.edu/applyonline/

Job ID 184325

June 9th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL)

Syracuse, NY

OCPL is seeking qualified candidates for a provisional* appointment to the position.

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 do very detailed and precise work while making the best decisions on how materials can be found in the catalog. The position is housed at Central Library, 447 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202. This is a full-time position that works 35 hours/week and the incumbent of the position works some Saturdays as part of the Technical Services support rotation.

Minimum Qualification:

• Two years of civil service permanent competitive class status as a Librarian 1, or

• A graduate library degree from a library school within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by ALA and two (2) years of post masters professional level experience, or its part-time equivalent, as a librarian

Special requirement: Possession of a valid New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate from the New York State Education Department

Compensation & Benefits:

$51,144 (or $28.1013/hour). The position includes a benefits package that includes individual or family health and dental benefits, and participation in the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System. There is a generous package of vacation, personal, sick leave and holidays, as well as coverage under a long-term disability plan.

General Job Duties:

• Maintaining the overall quality of the Onondaga County Public Library shared system catalog: createsoriginal 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.

• 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.

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

• 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.

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Personnel@onlib.org by 6/25/14.

* It is a non-permanent appointment. The person appointed as “provisional” is expected take the next available NYS civil service exam (analysis of training & experience for this position) for the title and must be reachable (one of top 3 candidates) on the eligible list to continue the employment. For more information on provisional appointment, see New York State Civil Service Law §65. The general job specifications for this position on which the civil service test are based are available at http://www.ongov.net/employment/jobs/specs/sp07760.htm

OCPL is an AA/EEO Employer; www.onlib.org

June 9th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Red Jacket Community Library

Shortsville, NY

The Board of Trustees of the Red Jacket Community Library seeks an energetic, innovative and community–oriented Library Manager. The position requires a candidate with strong communication skills and experience with personnel administration, fiscal management, programming, and collection development. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to community outreach and the ability to adapt and cooperate with School District personnel.

Located in Northern Ontario County, the Red Jacket community boasts a variety of outdoor attractions and a rich history. Effortless access to the NYS Thruway places all the conveniences of the City of Rochester in easy grasp while maintaining a distance. The library serves approximately 6,000 residents and shares space with the Manchester–Shortsville School District library on the school campus. The Library Manager oversees the annual operating budget and four dedicated and experienced members.

Position: Full-Time, 35 hours per week.

Library Hours:

School year:

Monday through Thursday, 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (subject to slight variation):

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Library Manager Salary Negotiable from $35,000, commensurate with experience and education. Six month probationary period; paid leave per library policy; New York State Retirement.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred: A Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of professional experience in administering not-for-profit, government, education, human services, or library services OR 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 education practices.

Civil Service examination required. The Examination Announcement can be found at the following link when the examination is scheduled: http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/humanresources/jobs.html.

A full job description and library policies are available at http://www.redjacket.pls-net.org.

Instructions to Applicants:

1. Interested individuals meeting minimum qualifications should send an application to: Ontario County Human Resources, 3019 County Complex Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Application available at: http://www.co.ontario.ny.us/DocumentCenter/view/1629

2. Qualified individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, titles, and phone numbers of three (3) professional references to: Ruby Morrison, RJCL Search Committee, PO Box 370, Shortsville, NY 14548.

3. Preference will be given to applications received by June 30, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

4. This will be a provisional appointment. Permanent appointment will be based upon qualification in the Ontario County Civil Service examination for Library Manager to be offered at a later date.

May 30th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

SUNY Cortland

Cortland, NY

Job Description:

A twelve month, tenure track academic position reporting to the Director of Libraries or a designee. Provides general and specialized reference services; general and specialized library instruction to students, faculty, staff and community. Participates in library-wide initiatives. Provides book selection and collection information for selected departments and participates in outreach activities.

Position Duties:

Provides reference and research services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment; provides library and information literacy instruction in all the library’s programs; creates, revises and maintains tutorials and other supplemental instructional items; participates in library outreach programs; selects and evaluates materials to be added to the library’s collections in collaboration with faculty and other library staff; participates in library-wide programs.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships Reports to the Director of Libraries
Receives assignments from Information Literacy/Instruction Coordinator
Receives assignments from the Research Help Steering Committee

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s of Library Science and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution;
Two years or more experience providing reference or research services in a library or archive public service setting;
One year’s experience teaching library/information literacy classes in an academic setting;
Demonstrated ability to develop effective supplemental instruction
Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated experience with library related online tools such as LibGuides;
Demonstrated experience with instruction technologies including Learning Management systems;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

Salary & Benefits:

Salary Range: Competitive

How to Apply:

Quick Link jobs.cortland.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53281

Application Types Accepted Faculty/Professional/Management & RF of SUNY Application
FACULTY POSITIONS ONLY – How many recommendation letters will be required by the applicant? NONE
Special Instructions for Applying: For consideration, please complete the online employment application and submit the following materials:

1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum Vita
3. Names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references

May 30th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Job Description:

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, enjoys an innovative environment and is particularly excited about working in the veterinary/biomedical information context.  Under the direction of the Director the Veterinary Library, the Veterinary Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian is responsible for partnering with faculty, researchers, clinicians and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine in support of their research, teaching and learning processes through the application of knowledge in the biomedical or life sciences, a thorough understanding of research practices, and expertise in library and information science technologies and applications. The librarian will develop and implement outreach activities designed to build productive partnerships throughout the lifecycle of research, teaching and learning. The Librarian also maintains relationships with other Life Sciences units including Mann Library and Weill Cornell Medical College Library.

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library and Learning Resources Center http://www.vet.cornell.edu/library/ is an integral part of the Cornell University Library and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Veterinary Library has a long and distinguished history in serving the information needs of the faculty, students, staff and practicing veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine. It was founded in 1897 and the Library’s collections are focused in veterinary medicine plus publications in the biomedical sciences. Related strengths include immunology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, and human medicine. The Veterinary Library is administratively part of the Life Sciences cluster and reports to Albert R. Mann Library, which serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell and whose collections include life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials. Close collaboration within the Life Sciences cluster is expected.

The College of Veterinary Medicine http://www.vet.cornell.edu/ was established 1894 and today the College is one of 28 veterinary colleges and schools in the United States and one of only three in the Northeast. The College is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked the number one veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report consistently since 2000, the College’s strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

MLS from ALA-accredited school or DVM or other equivalent professional degree in the biomedical or life sciences.
Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in biomedical science, life sciences, veterinary medicine, or related field.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Preferred:
Work experience in an academic or research library.
Experience teaching or providing user education services;
Knowledge of scholarly communications, data management planning, and/or data curation.
Knowledge of veterinary or bioinformatics applications.

Salary & Benefits:

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

How to Apply:

 

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

May 28th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Penn Yan Public Library

Penn Yan, NY

Job Description:

The Penn Yan Public Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic full-time Adult Services Librarian who possesses superior customer service skills, easily adapts to change and is able to fully participate as a team member in planning and implementation of library services. The Adult Services Librarian will provide creative library programming, develop and maintain community partnerships, teach adults technology in a classroom setting and one on one, create dynamic content for the library’s online presence, provide reference and readers’ advisory services, develop and maintain a part of the library’s collection, and assist in grant writing and implementation. A successful candidate must be proactive and willing to gain new knowledge and skills as required. Strong technology and computer skills, including knowledge of website design software, on-line reference sources, Microsoft applications, eBooks and other down loadable formats, devices and social media is required. Schedule will vary and includes nights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association and eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certification at time of application with possession of certificate at the time of appointment is required.
More information can be found at: http://www.pypl.org/?page_id=42

How to Apply:

The Civil Service announcement and application can be found at on the Yates County Personnel Department website at: http://www.yatescounty.org/display_page.asp?pID=186 or by calling (315) 536-5112. The on-line application must be printed and mailed to the Yates County Personnel Department by June 27th.
Please also include resume, cover letter and three professional references with the application. These may be also be emailed to agonzalez@pypl.org.
Application Due Date: June 27, 2014

May 27th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Penn Yan Public Library

Penn Yan, NY

The Penn Yan Public Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic full-time Adult Services Librarian who possesses superior customer service skills, easily adapts to change and is able to fully participate as a team member in planning and implementation of library services. The Adult Services Librarian will provide creative library programming, develop and maintain community partnerships, teach adults technology in a classroom setting and one on one, create dynamic content for the library’s online presence, provide reference and readers’ advisory services, develop and maintain a part of the library’s collection, and assist in grant writing and implementation. A successful candidate must be proactive and willing to gain new knowledge and skills as required. Strong technology and computer skills, including knowledge of website design software, on-line reference sources, Microsoft applications, eBooks and other down loadable formats, devices and social media is required. Schedule will vary and includes nights and weekends.

A Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association and eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certification at time of application with possession of certificate at the time of appointment is required.

More information can be found at: http://www.pypl.org/?page_id=42

The Civil Service announcement and application can be found at on the Yates County Personnel Department website at: http://www.yatescounty.org/display_page.asp?pID=186 or by calling (315) 536-5112. The on-line application must be printed and mailed to the Yates County Personnel Department by June 27th.

Please also include resume, cover letter and three professional references with the application. These may be also be emailed to agonzalez@pypl.org.
Application Due Date: June 27, 2014