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June 20th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Gainesville Public Library

Gainesville, NY

Job Description:

The Town of Gainesville Public Library is currently accepting resumes for the position of Library Manager. The library is located in Silver Springs, providing library services to the residents of the Town of Gainesville in Wyoming County. It is a member of the Pioneer Library System. The library serves a community of 2,182 people and is open 20 hours, 5 days a week with an annual budget of $60,000 and a staff of two. It has an annual circulation of 13,000. The collection of 17,000 items is fully automated and the library has 5 public access computers.

This is a 20 hour/week position consisting of day, evening and weekend hours.

Position Duties:

The library manager is responsible for carrying out library functions and administrative tasks. This includes, among other duties, hiring and supervision of a part time clerk, oversight of building maintenance and repairs, planning and carrying out library programs, ordering materials, providing reference services, library technology management, community relations, preparing budget for board approval and evaluating the effectiveness of library services. The manager also is expected to attend continuing education workshops and professional meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for the job are a high school diploma or GED and four years of experience working in a public library. Basic computer knowledge is necessary.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary for this position will be determined on education and experience, with a starting base of $10.00 per hour.

How to Apply:

Please send a letter of application and a resume with 3 references to Town of Gainesville Public Library, 10 Church Street, PO Box 321, Silver Springs, NY 14550-0321.

Applications will be accepted from interested, qualified persons until Friday, July 11, 2014.

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:

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:

Job ID 184325

June 11th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Onondaga County Public Library

Syracuse, NY

OCPL has two part-time Librarian Assistant vacancies. One is at Petit Branch, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse, NY 13210. The other is at Betts Branch, 4862 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205. The incumbents of the position may be assigned to other city branches when needed. 

The work involves the performance of paraprofessional librarian or specialized non-librarian duties under the general supervision of a Librarian. The job requires candidates with a strong customer service orientation, people skills, and computer skills. The incumbent may work up to 17 hours a week, depending on the needs of the library.

Rate: $22.5191/hour; no fringe benefits

Required and/or preferred knowledge, skills and experience:

? Excellent customer service skills
? Ability to work well with all age groups; elderly, adults, teens and children
? Ability to work with diverse populations
? Ability to work on a deadline
? Ability to carry out assignments independently
? Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
? Excellent conflict resolution skills
? Proficiency in Windows Operating System, web searching, standard MS Office applications and downloadable devices
? Current knowledge of library materials, services, and user interest preferred

Minimum Qualification:
Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree

To Apply: Send the letter of interest and resume to by June 22, 2014, or until the position is filled. Please include the location(s) of your preference and the memo# for reference.

Personnel will only acknowledge the candidates who were interviewed for the position.

OCPL is an AA/EEO Employer

May 23rd, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Tully Free Library

Tully, NY

Job Description:

The position is part-time, 15 to 20 hours a week. The para-librarian would be expected to work some nights and occasional weekends.

The Mission of the Tully Free Library is to facilitate creation, collaboration, and exploration by providing access to the world of information and ideas. The work of a para-librarian involves the performance of routine library circulation and clerical duties necessary for the proper organization and distribution of library materials. The para-librarian may also be asked to assist with collection-development, programming development and execution, and to provide technical assistance to patrons of the library.

The Para-librarian reports to the Library Director. If the Director is not available, the para-librarian reports to the Library Manager.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to kneel and crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Duties:

Performing routine circulation tasks, including holds
Issuing borrower cards to new patrons
Collecting and processing fines
Processing holds delivery
Informing and enforcing library policies
Inspecting returned materials for damage
Shelving returned materials appropriately
Opening and closing the library
Assisting with collection development
Assisting with program development and execution

Minimum Qualifications:

Desire to meet and serve the Library’s user community
Ability and desire to provide high level of customer service
Working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment as applied to library clerical work
Ability to make decisions, follow procedures, and interpret policies
Knowledge of computers, the internet, and library software
Knowledge of library filing and shelving rules
Fluency with social media
Knowledge of audio-video technology
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position


A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
Pursuing a career in library services

How to Apply:

Applicants can email their cover letters and resumes to Casey Koons at, or mail them to:

Tully Free Library
12 State St.
P.O. Box 250
Tully, NY 13159