SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library (HSL) at SUNY Upstate Medical University is seeking applicants for the position of Student Library Assistant. This position emphasizes a commitment to Upstate’s Student First philosophy; we provide outstanding customer service and support to assist our students.
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent customer service skills, be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in team environment. S/he will exhibit the capacity to thrive in the fascinating, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a Health Sciences Library and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
Library Student Assistants at the Health Sciences Library are expected to independently understand and execute circulation procedures at the Library Services Desk while maintaining an exceptional standard of customer service. This includes checking materials in and out using Aleph, accounting for our Closed Reserve items and study room keys as well as maintaining an inviting and secure facility conducive to meeting our students’ needs.
Library Student Assistants will also have the opportunity to learn and expand their skills through participation in special projects as assigned.
Student Assistants may also have the opportunity to cross-train at the Family Resource Center located in Golisano Children’s Hospital if interested.
We are seeking candidates available to work night/weekend shifts 10-20+ hours/week.
Circulation of library materials through direct interaction.
Pulling, photocopying and shelving library materials.
Assisting in library maintenance and security through regularly walking through library.
Other projects as assigned.
Must be a current full-time undergraduate or graduate student. (MLS students are encouraged to apply)
Must have excellent customer service skills.
Salary & Benefits:
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Greg Colella at email@example.com
Northern Onondaga Public Library
The Northern Onondaga Public Library seeks a part-time Librarian Assistant (Publicity and Graphic Design) to help “spread the word” about the wonderful things happening at NOPL libraries in Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse.
-18-20 hours per week
-Some flexibility in work schedule
-Part-time staff members are eligible to join the New York State Retirement System, and receive some employee benefits
-Requires a 4-year degree
Working with our Adult Programming and Public Relations Coordinator, you will:
-Develop an electronic newsletter
-Provide content for and maintain library website
-Provide content for online and print calendars
-Take photographs of library events for publication
-Prepare promotional material for programs and services, such as digital signs, graphics, posters and flyers
-Use social networking tools to reach new users and improve overall visibility in NOPL’s service area and beyond
-Assist Public Relations Coordinator with general publicity tasks (event coordination, annual reports)
Preferred skills include:
-Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and WordPress
-Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
Salary & Benefits:
-Starting hourly rate is $20.46 (2% increase in May)
How to Apply:
Please send a resume and letter of interest to Kate McCaffrey at the address above, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/21/2014.
Health Sciences Library
SUNY Upstate Medical University
The Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY is seeking a Curator to develop and implement restoration and preservation procedures and to maximize the visibility of the History of Medicine collections through programming, exhibits, and the development of web content. This position reports to the Health Sciences Library Director. Responsibilities include enhancing access to collections through the innovative application of technologies; cataloging items; digitizing photographs; preservation of paper and objects; developing a plan to organize the collections; responding to History of Medicine requests from scholars and the SUNY Upstate community; conducting tours of the collections; supervising scholars’ use of the collections; assisting with primary research; preparation of reports, surveys, budget requests and justifications; and identification of external funding in support of exhibits, programming and digitization projects.
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; the downtown and community campuses of University Hospital, the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and the forthcoming Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit: SUNY Upstate @ www.upstate.edu ; University Hospital @ upstate.edu/hospital and the Library @ library.upstate.edu
Masters degree in History (Archives emphasis), Library Sciences, or other closely related field; professional archival experience, preferably in an academic archives; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with program planning, web based content development, digital imaging and archives related information technologies, and the preservation process; demonstrated familiarity with primary research methods and materials; a strong customer service orientation; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex, fast-paced environment; and proficiency with MS Office products.
knowledge of history of medicine and experience in an academic library.
Salary & Benefits:
Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. One year term appointment with the potential to be extended. Position is open until filled.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates may learn more and apply on-line (Job # 037844) at www.upstate.edu.
For initial consideration, please apply prior to March 14, 2014. Position is open until filled. SUNY Upstate Medical University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer seeking excellence through diversity.
Onondaga County Public Library
The Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) Board of Trustees seeks experienced candidates who possess a proven track record in building partnerships, managing budgets and leading change. Community involvement, customer-focused service philosophy, knowledge of library technology and trends, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are also expected. The vacancy is due to the retirement of the current Executive Director.
OCPL and the Position: Reporting to an eleven member county-appointed Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the operations of a New York State Federated Library System. Serving a diverse countywide population of approximately 467,000, OCPL is comprised of a Central Library, funded by Onondaga County, and eight branches and two libraries in community centers which are funded by the City of Syracuse. In addition, OCPL is funded by New York State to provide services to the 19 independent public libraries within Onondaga County.
The Onondaga County Public Library has a staff of 157 FTE and a 2014 operating budget of $15 million in a civil service and union environment. Total countywide 2012 annual circulation of library materials was 4.8 million, including 1.1 million within the Central Library and city branches. The library has maintained an excellent working relationship with city, county and state officials, member libraries, Syracuse University’s iSchool, and community organizations. The Executive Director is expected to continuously build and maintain collaborative partnerships with all stakeholders and to fulfill OCPL’s commitment to serving multi-cultural communities.
MLS from an ALA accredited library education program, plus a minimum of eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in libraries or library systems of recognized standing, including at least three years of progressively responsible experience in a senior administrative capacity.
The position requires the possession of a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate at the time of appointment.
Salary & Benefits:
The minimum hiring salary is $99,369.
Competitive benefits include health and dental insurance, NY State Retirement, long term disability insurance, and the opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation plan.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references as Word or PDF attachments via email to email@example.com on or before closing date – March 3rd, 2014
OCPL is an AA/EOE Employer
Onondaga County Public Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202; www.onlib.org
Polaris Library Systems
The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of librarians who enjoy solving puzzles and working collaboratively with public, academic and special libraries across North America. The Implementation Site Manager will serve a vital role in assisting libraries in their migration to the Polaris Integrated Library System, as a member of multiple virtual project teams. The Implementation Site Manager will provide direct application support to both libraries migrating to Polaris, and to the project teams conducting the migration, as well as conducting short duration projects to configure and test Polaris software modules.
Analyze problems; isolate problem area; develop and implement solutions while maintaining detailed documentation for all problems in the call tracking system, detailing the problem and the steps taken toward resolution
Manage and conduct short term projects associated with implementation of various Polaris software modules
Establish expertise in the Polaris software application
Team with technical specialist to provide support in all areas
Escalate problems to second level of support when appropriate
Serve as a resource to internal implementation project teams
Continue to improve skill set to include practical knowledge in the areas of Microsoft Transact-SQL, Reporting Services, and multiple 3rd party applications that integrate with Polaris.
Background must include a Masters in Library Science completed or
Previous work experience (1-3 years) in a library is preferred.
All work associated with this position takes place at Polaris Library Systems’ headquarters in Liverpool, NY. Because this position requires minute-to-minute interaction with other members of a project team, candidates must be located in, or willing to relocate to, the Liverpool, NY area.
How to Apply:
If you are passionate about libraries and how they can evolve in the future, we welcome you to apply for this position! Please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org