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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.

July 28th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Northern Onondaga Public Library

Part-time Library Clerk 1 Position

The Northern Onondaga Public Library has an opening for a part-time Library Clerk (20 hours per week). This will be a split position, with ten hours regularly scheduled at the Brewerton Library (Thursdays 3-8 and Fridays 12-5). The remaining ten hours will be scheduled to cover shifts at NOPL libraries as needed. Some weekend hours may be required.

Pay Rate: starting hourly rate is $10.19 per hour. Part-time staff members are eligible to join the New York State Retirement System, and receive some employee benefits.
Duties/Description: Primarily providing customer service at the circulation desk, but may be asked to perform other tasks in the library as needed.


  •  High School diploma
  • Must have reliable transportation


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with common computer applications

To Apply Contact:

Nancy Boisseau, Brewerton Library Manager


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.

June 24th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

Calling all students interested in Technology, Engineering, Librarianship, and Education

Volunteer in the country’s first Library Makerspace

  • Receive training on 3D printing, laser cutting, and more
  • Get instant access to the latest consumer grade fabrication equipment
  • Meet other inventors, creatives, and innovators in the community

Thursdays from 5-8pm starting ASAP

No experience required. Passion and curiosity is a must.

Contact Leah Kraus at:

May 27th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

The Erie Canal Museum

318 Erie Blvd. East

Syracuse, NY

Job Decription:

The Director of Development and Marketing will be responsible for developing and implementing the development strategy of the Erie Canal Museum. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director will be responsible for achieving fundraising goals and engaging sponsors in ongoing service activities. This includes leveraging key relationships and contacts within and outside the canal community to meet revenue goals. In addition, this position is responsible for planning and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications and public relations.


- Create and implement annual development plan and strategy.

- Lead and manage the overall development efforts to raise an annual budget of $350,000.

- Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate, foundation and individual sponsors.

- Write grant proposals and reports to corporate, foundation and government funders.

- Develop and grow our individual donor base; manage annual giving campaign, cultivate major gifts.

- Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy.

- Develop and manage board fundraising capacity.

- Plan and execute fundraising events.

On an ongoing basis:

- Fund Raising – Establish short and long range goals for unrestricted funding sources. Research public and private grant sources to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding. Organize individual donor campaigns.

- Major Gift/Donor Support – Produce major donor, board and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts. Cultivate donors by producing specialized correspondence, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits.

- Planned Giving Program – Create and track progress of Legacy and Bequest gifts.

- Database and Record Management – Track membership and donor history.

- Public Relations – Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all organization publications. Maintains and maximizes the effectiveness of the website and all social media.


The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications:

- At least 2 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably with significant foundation and high donor fundraising experience.

- Excellent interpersonal skills; excellent oral communication and ability to participate in public speaking events.

- Excellent written communications, research and organizational skills.

- Ability to develop and manage budgets.

- Excellent computer skills in word processing, data base management and page layout.

- Interest, enthusiasm and affinity for fundraising and working with people.

BA/BS Required

To Apply:

Applications to:

Diana Goodsight, Executive Director

Position open until filled


May 16th, 2014 - Posted in Jobs

CNY Library Resources Council
Syracuse, NY

Job Description:

This is an arrangement and description project. The intern will gain experience in the organization and description of archival materials by carrying out these activities with six (6) boxes of paper items which comprise the archives of the Academic and Special Libraries section (ASLS) of the New York Library Association (NYLA). The final output of this project will be the creation of a DACS-compliant finding aid which may be encoded into EAD as time permits. The intern’s work will be overseen by CLRC Executive Director and former ASLS President Deborah Emerson, with technical guidance from CLRC Assistant Director and Regional Archivist Deirdre Joyce.

The project will include creation and approval of a processing plan, the physical processing of the papers and rehousing into appropriate containers, and a completed finding aid. After the materials have been organized and the description is complete, the boxed items will be turned over to the New York State Library for permanent storage. The finding aid will make it possible for interested parties to locate needed items in the ASLS archives.

The activities for this project will take place on site at the CLRC office.

The ideal candidate for this internship will be someone with an interest in the arrangement and description of archival materials.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume to Deborah Emerson, Executive Director at