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July 29th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Central New York Library Resources Council/NY3Rs Association, Inc.

Syracuse, NY

This is a combined position based at the Central NY Library Resources Council (CLRC) in Syracuse, NY. The successful applicant will spend half of her/his time as CLRC’s Member Services Librarian and the other half as the Coordinator for the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.  

In the role of the Member Services Librarian, the successful candidate will oversee the continuing education and training program for CLRC including planning, communication, publicity, logistical arrangements and implementation. He/she will maintain the Council’s website and provide basic technological support for all activities of the Council. By ensuring that the Council is making efficient use of up-to-date technology, he or she will carry out a variety of activities designed to heighten the visibility of the Central NY Library Resources Council (CLRC) and its member libraries and library systems. He or she will help to carry out the mission of CLRC, encouraging innovation within CLRC and in its member libraries by sharing technological expertise and fostering collaboration and communication.

The role of the Coordinator and Website Manager is an entry-level professional position that carries out a variety of activities designed to heighten the impact and visibility of the NY3Rs and increase the organization’s ability to serve its communities.  He or she will help to carry out the mission of NY3Rs Association Inc., encouraging innovation and fostering collaboration and communication.

A full job description, including details on both roles being filled, can be downloaded here.

Minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in library science from an accredited library school.

The position is full time (37.5 hours/week) and includes retirement contributions to TIAA/CREF and health insurance.   This is an entry level position; salary is negotiable and commensurate to technical requirements.

For full consideration, please submit your resume, cover letter, and the names of three professional references to  by Friday, August 29, 2014.

Questions about this opportunity may be directed to Debby Emerson, CLRC Executive Director at or 315-446-5446.

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


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.


  • 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 visit

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 to job #030326.