Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV)
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) seeks an Executive Director who is responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight for the strategic vision of the BNHV.
Carry out a plan of work to achieve the museum’s mission, sustainability and growth.
Launch a successful campaign to fund the BNHV and collections, exhibits and programming.
Have a proven track record in acquiring funding with donors and corporations.
Have a strong understanding of non-profit organizational finance and management.
Develop new approaches to publicizing and growing the museum programming through social media and web marketing.
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local mandates.
Work well with the Board of Trustees, the Town of Amherst, and a diverse staff including volunteer and student workers.
Possess excellent communications skills.
A master’s degree is preferred; coursework in museum studies and American history is desirable.
Experience working in a team environment.
Successful team leadership experience and proven business acumen, including setting priorities and budgeting.
Must have worked in a not-for-profit as the manager of the workers, be it employees, volunteers or students.
How to Apply:
For more information, please visit: www.bnhv.org
Regional Support Center (Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES)
The position supports 25 component school districts with all aspects of the school library system including planning, general program management, professional development, cooperative activities, and fiscal management. Interested candidates must complete the on-line application process by visiting our website, www.wflboces.org. Click on W-FL BOCES Openings and follow the instructions. Enter Job Number 120413A.
Will be commensurate with experience
Special Requirements for this Position:
Minimum qualifications required to be considered for the position are: NY State Education Department certification as a School Library Media Specialist, three years’ experience and possess or be eligible for NY State Education Department administrative certification. This is a 10 month tenure track position.
January 3, 2014
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
Located in New York City, 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 manage 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).
The ESDN Manager is a full-time, newly created position for one year with the possibility of extension. This position is open to experienced information professionals or new information professionals with prior management experience. Candidates should be interested in supporting expanded access to digital collections from New York libraries, archives, and cultural heritage via the DPLA.
Position may entail four-day, 35-hour workweek. METRO’s offices are located at 57 E. 11th Street in New York City.
The position’s main responsibility will be to coordinate activities of the Empire State Digital Network, a statewide service hub for the DPLA. ESDN will be administered by METRO in collaboration with eight allied regional library councils collectively working as NY3Rs Association.
Work with metadata specialist and technology specialist to establish and achieve short-term goals of ESDN.
Coordinate meetings of advisory committees and working groups and share information about activities across all groups.
Work with project staff and working groups to develop and promote protocols for participation in the ESDN.
Liaise with designated representatives from NY3Rs organizations and other collaborative digitization programs throughout New York to promote ESDN participation procedures.
Plan and organize ESDN meetings, workshops, and events virtually and throughout New York for new and potential participants; document and share ESDN activities with stakeholders and potential participants.
Assist Executive Director in grant writing to support ESDN.
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related Master’s degree.
Proven proficiency in project management, communication and outreach activities, event planning, and grant writing.
Experience working in a library, archive, cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
Experience coordinating the activities of a small team toward discrete goals.
Experience with digital projects and knowledge of trends and best practices in the field of information management.
Knowledge of current technologies and metadata standards and practices (i.e. DC, MODS, OAI-PMH, metadata mapping) in libraries and archives.
Professional experience building institutional relationships.
Salary & Benefits:
The ESDN Manager reports to METRO’s Executive Director. The salary range is $60,000-$70,000, commensurate with experience. METRO provides excellent benefits, pension, and leave package.
How to Apply:
The application period ends January 10, 2013. Please send a resume or cv and a cover letter as a .pdf attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with “ESDN Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.
A PDF copy of this position description can be found at
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 email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
George Eastman House
International Museum of Photography and Film
Department: Motion Picture Department
Full Time, grant funded position, annually renewable
Start Date: January, 2014
The Digital Archivist reports to the Head of Preservation and supports the Motion Picture Department in implementing its daily activities and special projects involving digital technologies, including but not limited to the following duties:
Inspect, inventory and document digital collection items and preparing materials for digitization;
Implement and evaluate digital transfers of collection items;
Assist with preservation file ingests, scanning, and digital asset management;
Assist with documenting policies, procedures and workflows for managing digital collections and communicating policies to staff;
Assist with restoration projects involving digital technologies; metadata modeling, and beta-testing systems;
Participate in the student activities of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, including, but not limited to, supervising projects, teaching and mentoring students, and participating in student field trips;
Assist with handling requests from other departments and outside donors and depositors.
An advanced degree in Video / Digital / Film, Archive Management or equivalent field, and fluent in film archiving and curatorial matters.
Experience in handling archival artifacts and a strong background in motion picture history.
Experience with standard computer word processing and database software; A working knowledge of DaVinci software, FinalCut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Audition, ProTools, Word, Excel and FileMaker Pro programs.
Able to work well independently and as part of a team; Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Familiar with U.S. and international arts/film/cultural heritage.
Extensive knowledge of conservation and handling requirements for a wide range of film, tape, digital and paper items.
How to Apply:
Posting Dates: November 25, 2013 – December 20, 2013
Send the following information via email to Caroline Yeager, Assistant Curator, Motion Picture Department (firstname.lastname@example.org):
· A letter of intent;
· A full curriculum vitae;
· Two letters of professional reference.
Syracuse University Libraries
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.
Manage busy service desk to ensure excellent customer service at all times.
Multitask at service desk to monitor multiple systems and perform tasks while also providing immediate excellent customer service.
Provide training to student assistants on Access Services functions, customer service, and public services. 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.
Manage Reserves processing functions and processes, including overseeing Ares system workflows, gathering and organizing reserves requests, and placing items on reserves in Voyager.
Provide access services related customer service at Bird Circulation
desk, occasionally covering at Carnegie service desk if needed.
Provide first-level reference services, technical support, and access related services at Media/Fine Arts, Government Documents/Maps when needed.
Assist in physical inventory projects, including searching for lost, claims returned, missing books.
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.
Process Interlibrary Loan requests (borrowing and lending) when needed or scheduled.
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 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.
Salary & Benefits:
$16.268– $18.076 (full time) plus excellent benefits
How to Apply:
For full information and to apply:
Shannon Pritting/Access & Resource Sharing Librarianemail@example.com
Siena College invites applications for the position of Director of the Standish Library. Applications will be accepted from October 15, 2013 through December 15, 2013. The position has an expected start date of Summer 2014.
The successful candidate should provide vision, strategic direction, and leadership to the library and should demonstrate expertise in developing and implementing technological innovations, managing library operations and budgets, and the ability to adapt to changing academic environments. The Director will be responsible for hiring and supervising a library staff of library faculty, other professional staff, and support staff. The Director of the Standish Library will be at the rank of Librarian.
1. Plan, develop, manage and assess the effectiveness of the Library’s educational services which includes materials selection and use, instruction, research assistance, media services, and resources and facilities provided to Siena’s students and faculty;
2. Coordinate the Library’s services and resources with academic departments, campus administrative units, campus committees, outside vendors and institutions, networks, and consortia;
3. Direct the human resource management of the Library, including assignments of duties, hiring, supervision and evaluation. Serve in the role of dean/department head in matters related to library faculty;
4. Prepare, monitor, authorize and assess budget allocations including personnel, facilities, information technology, strategic planning, materials, equipment and contract services; develop grants; and solicit gifts;
5. Develop and maintain contacts with vendors, networks, consortia and other cooperative ventures to improve delivery of services and resources to Siena’s students and faculty;
6. Oversee operations of records management, automation systems, databases, college archives and art curatorial services; and
7. Participate in the Library’s instructional and research assistance programs.
1. Possess a Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution. A second master’s degree preferred
2. Minimum of eight (8) years of academic library experience
3. Record of achievements evincing a range of administrative and leadership abilities
4. Working knowledge of library technologies and academic library trends
5. Record of cooperation and collaboration with library staff, other campus units, and consortia
6. Vitae to meet the requirement for an appointment to rank of Librarian
7. Articulate a vision for the future of liberal arts college libraries
How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a vision statement for the future of liberal arts college libraries and three professional references. Electronic submission through Interfolio is required. Please submit materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/23428 no later than December 15, 2013. Only complete applications will be reviewed. For questions or further information, please contact Diana King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Stone Ridge, NY
This is a full-time, probationary appointment, beginning approximately February 1, 2014. Excellent benefits package.
This position reports to the Director of Library Services and is responsible for developing, coordinating and participating in dynamic program of reference services employing new technology and paradigms to assist patrons; supervising reference department; working closely with faculty on collective development; conducting workshops for faculty; teaching information literacy sessions; and performing special projects and other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Library Science from an A.L.A, accredited program; and demonstrated skills in the use of technology, teaching, public speaking, effective communication and supervision required.
Two years’ experience in academic reference work preferred.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary Range: $41,000 – $43,000 per year
How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:
PO Box 557
Stone Ridge, NY12484
More information here: http://www.sunyulster.edu/campus_and_culture/about_us/professional_admin_jobs.php#asst_lib
Western NY Library Resources Council
The Hospital Library Services Program of the Western New York Library Resources Council (HLSP/WNYLRC) is seeking an energetic, personable, self-directed and service-oriented individual with excellent research, communication & organizational skills to serve as a Hospital Circuit Librarian for several hospitals in Western New York.
Major responsibilities include: database searching and training, cultivation of good working relationships with physicians and hospital staff, provision of reference service and interlibrary loan and on-site library development.
This position is unique in that it provides an opportunity to work in different hospital environments (rural, urban, community, teaching, public and private) and to provide support to patient care providers. This position is full-time temporary 35 hours/week with the possibility of leading to full-time permanent employment upon successful completion of a probationary period.
Job duties include but are not limited to the following:
Complete a performance evaluation and set goals and objectives for self.
Provide the following services at circuit hospitals, where appropriate:
- Visit hospitals on a regularly scheduled basis.
- Document work completed both on and off-site.
- Train new hospital liaisons.
- Work to streamline on-site information processes.
- Train hospital staff in use of HUBNET & other online resources.
- Serve on the hospital’s library committee.
- Market HLSP services and hospital library both on-site and via social media.
- Facilitate access to HLSP services including ILL, electronic literature searches and reference.
- Consult on the library’s physical environment, budget, library committee, policies & procedures, collection, cooperative arrangements & services.
- Act as a liaison between the circuit hospitals and the HLSP.
- Collection development including: selecting, ordering and cataloging library materials (funds permitting), and weeding collections.
- Update and maintain lists of circuit hospital library’s journal and book holdings.
Prepare annual reports for each hospital.
Serve on the WNYLRC Committee for Health Information Access (CHIA).
Maintain membership in appropriate professional organizations such as UNYOC
Attend and participate in continuing education classes.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or HLSP Coordinator.
MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
Valid driver’s license/reliable transportation.
Ability to work independently.
Working knowledge of:
- Database and online searching.
- General reference & technical services.
Health sciences librarianship experience.
Excellent written and communication skills.
Salary & Benefits:
WNYLRC offers on-the-job training, good compensation and benefits, mileage reimbursement and a pleasant work environment.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Mail, fax, or e-mail a cover letter, current resume or curriculum vitae, salary range requirements and addresses and phone numbers of 3 current professional references to the address below.
No phone calls, please.
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs. Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a Section Manager, Data Services position at our Corporate Headquarters in Dublin, Ohio.
*Interfaces with partners, users, and OCLC staff, negotiating batch processing solutions when necessary, bringing a high level of customer service and tact
*Manages Database Specialists and other Batchload staff in the processes necessary to achieve Batchload-related production targets
*Provides consultant-level operational and technical support for users of batch updating services to WorldCat and associated databases databases (WorldCat, institutional and detailed holdings ) updating of WorldCat and associated databases by providing product expertise for bibliographic and detailed holdings, circulation, acquisitions, and other batchload-related projects
*Makes presentations to users and staff
*MLS from an ALA accredited library school or other Masters degree appropriate to the position and/or 6-9 or more years increasingly responsible OCLC-related library experience; demonstrated expertise in the library database maintenance
*4-6 years’ experience in technical user support through an OCLC partner or other library automation vendor
*3-5 years of experience managing a production operation, with responsibilities for prioritizing efforts and managing staff through periods of change
*Extensive knowledge of MARC formats and structures (e.g. MARC21, MFHD) standard cataloging tools, including Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Library of Congress Subject Headings, various classification schemes; thorough knowledge of principles and practices of cataloging, especially serials cataloging. Knowledge of other metadata schemes and tools (e.g., local detailed holdings/circulation and acquisitions practices, Dublin Core, etc.)
*Extensive experience in coordinating and directing projects; experience in design and implementation of automated systems
*End user knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems and application software related to cataloging and databases
*Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
How to Apply:
TO APPLY: Visit our website at www.oclc.jobs and locate Job #2320. Create a personal profile by uploading your Word-formatted resume. Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/ydtqdsn
River Campus Libraries
University of Rochester
The River Campus Libraries (RCL) at the University of Rochester seeks up to three Assistant/Associate Deans (AD) who are collaborative leaders with a progressive vision for a 21st century research library and the library’s role in the mission of the academy. Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong track record of innovative project and program leadership, creating and maintaining a motivating environment, and building the capacity of an outstanding group of staff. The incumbents will have proven abilities and achievements in two or more of the following portfolios: collections, instruction, user services, scholarly communications, scholarly publishing, data services, rare books/special collections/preservation, digital scholarship and information technology. As members of the RCL’s senior team, the incumbents will report directly to the Vice Provost and Neilly Dean, RCL.
Collaborate in strategic planning and implementation, including the development of annual plans and transformation of library programs, services and spaces
Facilitate collaborative relationship building within and external to the Libraries
Lead, plan and continuously improve portfolios
Coach and develop staff
Build and execute an assessment program to determine the value and effectiveness of programs
Exercise budgetary oversight for portfolios or steward financial aspects of portfolios
Embrace and initiate decision-making regarding the current opportunities and challenges facing 21st century research libraries
· Represent the Libraries locally and nationally
MLS from an ALA accredited library or an acceptable equivalent
Minimum of seven years of professional experience in a senior management or leadership role demonstrating increasing responsibility in a research, technology-intensive library or information-intensive environment
Recognized as an initiator, a collaborator and a champion of innovative approaches
Models the importance of keeping current on developments impacting higher education and the role of the library in the academy
Proven effectiveness working with students, faculty, and researchers and demonstrated utilization of user-centered approaches
Evidence of leading or being actively engaged in the development of new services or programs.
Successfully manages ambiguity and creating and sustaining significant changes
Financial management skills
Project management skills and experience
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills across disciplines and staffing groups
Demonstrated ability to assess projects and program effectiveness
Commitment to diversity
A second advanced degree
Demonstrated success in grant writing
Affinity for donor relations and fundraising
Salary & Benefits:
Rank and competitive salary are commensurate with education and experience. The University of Rochester offers comprehensive benefits; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF. Twenty-five days paid vacation and seven calendar holiday as well as tuition benefits.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled. In addition to applying online please send a letter of application, resume, and the names, address and phone numbers of three references to:
Kelley Kitrinos, Human Resources Administrator
Rush Rhees Library, Box 270055
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
E-mail address: RCLHR@library.rochester.edu
Apply online here – http://www.rochester.edu/working/hr/jobs/ Reference ID: 181841