Jobs

These are the job openings in the region that we have been made aware of. Please contact the offering organization for more details.

Discovery & Web Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) – Penfield Library State University of New York at Oswego (Oswego, NY)

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Click here for additional information about SUNY Oswego.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected]  

For Campus Safety information, please click here to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery).

SUNY Oswego is a smoke-free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Click here for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]


Job Description:

Description of Department:  Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, with a liaison program that provides information literacy instruction, specialized reference, and collection development in all curricular areas. The Library is an active participant in shared SUNY libraries-wide initiatives. Staffing currently consists of eleven full-time faculty and professionals, and fourteen classified staff.

The Library is in a time of change, magnified by the recent pandemic: assessing services, adjusting workflows and roles with a newer library services platform, reexamining our organizational structure, exploring new ways of engaging with faculty and new campus partnerships, and planning for future building renovations.

Penfield Library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Discovery & Web Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian).

Posting Date: June 10, 2021

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefits package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary.     

Date of Appointment:  As Soon As Possible

Description of Responsibilities:

The Discovery and Web Services Librarian will lead efforts to provide a seamless experience to patrons for discovering online library resources and services, with lead responsibility for the library website and facilitating access to electronic resources.

The Discovery and Web Services Librarian will:

  • administer the library discovery tool, integrated knowledge base, and OpenURL link resolver
  • establish and maintain access to electronic resources, including coordinating with database providers, vendors, and publishers to enable access, resolve problems, and manage technical changes.
  • communicate proactively, responsively, and in a timely manner
  • facilitate and participate in the review and evaluation of electronic resources
  • generate usage reports to support collection development decisions and facilitate database trials
  • manage the information architecture of the library web presence across multiple systems (Ex Libris Primo / Alma, LibGuides, Illiad, etc.)
  • provide day-to-day maintenance of the library website
  • gather data on library website usage through common analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) and usability testing strategies
  • communicate and collaborate with the campus web team to deliver, maintain, and continuously improve the usability and accessibility of the library online resources and services
  • provide backup technical support for the institutional repository
  • serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, providing instruction and participating in collection development in those areas
  • participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference (may include some evening or weekend shifts)
  • supervise students or staff if needed
  • engage in educational opportunities about, and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Discovery and Web Services Librarian will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library / Information Science from an ALA-accredited program by time of appointment
  • Experience with discovery systems (esp. Ex Libris Alma / Primo), link resolvers, and proxy server configurations
  • Experience assessing, adapting, and maintaining information architecture over multiple digital systems (i.e. Alma / Primo, LibGuides, Illiad, etc.)
  • Experience working with a content management system (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, OmniUpdate, etc.)
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience working with digital accessibility standards as they relate to websites and other online resources
  • Experience with electronic resource lifecycle activities
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Ability to understand, evaluate, and implement new technologies and software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Drupal
  • Experience working with and maintaining positive relationships with vendors
  • Experience with reference service, collection development, instruction, and other common liaison activities
  • Experience working with counter5 and SUSHI reporting
  • Familiarity with user research/usability methods and web analytics analysis (i.e. Google Analytics)
  • Experience with integrating API’s
  • Experience working in an academic library setting

Additional Information:

If you have questions about the position, please contact:

Katherine Jones, Search Chair at [email protected].

 Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts and are required at time of appointment. 

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications including how your commitment to the college’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion has been demonstrated in your professional experience, professional development, mentoring, or service
  • CV/Resume
  • Copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred OR program in progress
  • Contact information for three professional references (please note, only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)

Web Services Coordinator – North Country Library System (Watertown, NY)

The North Country Library System is currently seeking candidates for a Web Services Coordinator.

The NCLS Web Services Coordinator: 

  • Works with member libraries and system staff to develop guidelines, procedures and documentation that ensure websites are implemented in pursuit of best practices and library standards. 
  • Manages the system’s website  
  • Provides website maintenance support to member libraries through one-on-one consultations and group instruction 
  • Works collaboratively with system staff to support digital projects and develop new online initiatives 
  • Explores technologies to improve access to library resources, services, and information 
  • Helps manage online services such as Springshare products and mobile app technology 
  • Participates in local, state-level and national-level meetings, training, and conferences when appropriate. Regularly engages in professional development activities.  
  • Occasionally travels to member libraries for consultations 
  • Performs other duties in the IT department as needed 

Required qualifications:  

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in web design field 
  • Experience working with WordPress core, designing, and implementing new features and functionality, and establishing and guiding website architecture. 
  • Experience with front end technologies including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery and backend technologies including PHP and JavaScript 
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 
  • The ability to communicate complex technical material to users who possess varying levels of technical skills and abilities 

Annual Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is $40,000-$45,000 based on experience plus generous benefits package that includes membership in the NYS Employee Retirement and supplemental insurance options.  

Position is open until filled with initial review of applicants beginning June 21, 2021.

Click HERE for a detailed job description and application instructions. 

Library Technician – Paul Smith’s College (Paul Smiths, NY)

The College:

Paul Smith’s College is surrounded by lakes, streams, and forests, making it a prime location to learn about ecosystems and environmental issues where students, faculty and staff share a deep connection to the natural world. Faculty and staff are dedicated to providing unique, hands-on opportunities to give students the skills necessary for a successful and meaningful career.

We are seeking a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt, Library Technician ($14.00 per hour).

Job Summary:

The Library Technician provides exceptional customer service support to library patrons and assists staff with administrative duties of the library. They support the educational mission of the College through work in the areas of library circulation, collection maintenance, and staffing the library service desk. Typical duties include implementing and enforcing circulation policy through managing overdue notifications, renewals, and holds as well as administration of late & replacement fees. Oversees rotating displays, prepare building signage, and write external communications from the library to the PSC community. The ideal candidate will provide excellent patron service and assist with patron transactions at library front desk.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and office management skills, including the ability to multi-task.
  • Background in customer service, communications, or related area.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills to effectively work within a small team both in person and electronically using email, internal messaging, institutional software and phone systems.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate information to patrons effectively.
  • Strong working knowledge of computers and technology, ability to use office software and learn new applications as needed.
  • Library experience preferred.
  • Ability to work evenings, usually one evening per week, Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Reliable transportation.

To Apply:

Applicants should complete the on-line application and submit a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

See the job posting and apply online here.

Post expires on Saturday June 26th, 2021

Instruction & Outreach Librarian (12-month position) – SUNY Canton (Canton, NY)

Description of Duties

SUNY Canton’s Southworth Library Learning Commons seeks a full-time (12-month) Instruction & Outreach Librarian to provide a range of academic librarian services to students and the campus community. The Instruction & Outreach Librarian will focus on initiatives that increase student access and engagement as well as collaborate and network with the campus community. This person will have an outward-facing role in promoting the Library Learning Commons and will work to maintain a welcoming and inclusive learning environment.

Responsibilities

  • Providing library orientation and training to new students, faculty, and staff.
  • Developing and delivering classes on use of the library and its resources 
  • Supporting student retention through targeted outreach to the campus and our diverse student body.
  • Leading student engagement efforts for the Library Learning Commons
  • Collaborating with campus departments to ensure compliance with campus-wide and system-wide accessibility standards.
  • Acting as liaison to specific academic departments, including collection development and support for the integration of Open Educational Resources into courses.
  • Providing reference and patron service both virtually and at specified service points.
  • Engaging with the campus community by participating in campus governance and committees.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (those completing a degree by June 2021 are encouraged to apply).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in customer service through engaging and interacting with patrons.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with instructional technologies and support for in-person, blended, and remote/online learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, promote, and assess outreach projects and activities.
  • Awareness of accessibility guidelines and how they relate to libraries and library resources.
  • Evidence of professional initiative and flexibility.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Post expires on Saturday June 26th, 2021

Library Director – Henderson Free Library (Henderson, NY)

Due to the retirement of the current director, the Henderson Free Library is looking for a new director.  Nestled in a rural lakeside (Lake Ontario) community in southern Jefferson County, this association library is a valued community resource actively supported by its patrons and the town.

Reporting to the library’s Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops and manages the collection, recommends library policies, monitors library services, manages the annual budget, creates public relations materials and programming for children and adults, supervises staff and volunteers, stays informed of developments in library management, and works closely with the North Country Library System. 

Desired Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Management of all library services, including circulation, operations, and activities consistent with library policies and NYS law.
  • Supervision and development of support staff and volunteers.
  • Development and evaluation of all library programming.
  • Good judgment, resourcefulness, a positive attitude, enthusiasm, and flexibility.
  • A welcoming attitude and commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Budget preparation in collaboration with the Board, recommendation of policies and goals, and regular communication with the Library Board of Trustees.
  • Ability to use and teach current technologies.
  • Familiarity with NYLA and ALA regulations and the importance of confidentiality.

 Qualifications

Minimum 

  • Two academic years of study at an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience in a library setting.
  • Experience with community outreach or related community work.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous employment in a library.

Employment Type/Compensation 

  • 33 hours per week, with some flexibility based on current library activities.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.

An application and more information about the Henderson Free Library are available at the library (8939 State Route 178, Henderson, NY 13650) or by email request ([email protected]). 

The application, along with a resume and the names and contact information for three academic or professional references should be submitted to Ann Trowbridge, Trustee, 11465 Ayles Road, Adams, NY 13605, or emailed to [email protected].

The deadline for submission is June 19, 2021. 

Post expires on Saturday June 26th, 2021

Collection Management Librarian – Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY)

Clarkson University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, collection management librarian who will primarily serve as the lead for creating, maintaining, and developing balanced and diverse collections that meet the needs of the Clarkson community and the library’s mission and vision of academic excellence. We seek an innovative, friendly, and enthusiastic professional with excellent collection development, technology, research, reference, instruction, and outreach abilities.

Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. STEM intersects with our scholarship, research, innovation and teaching through more than 90 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions. With our 4,800+ students, we ignite connections across disciplines, industries and social cultures to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Alumni earn salaries that are among the top two percent in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. Clarkson’s main campus is located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate programs, online networks and research facilities are based near industry partners in Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Beacon and New York City.

Position Responsibilities

  • Oversee balanced development of library collections in all formats consistent with Library policies and that meet the needs of the Clarkson community.
  • Analyze Library holdings by collecting data and using it to inform collection management decisions following the American Library Association guidelines and standards.
  • Work with the Dean of Libraries on collection budgeting.
  • Work with the Dean of Libraries to negotiate contracts and licenses with vendors.
  • Collaborate with collection development team to develop and document collection management policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with collection development team and faculty to set purchasing priorities.
  • Provide timely procurement of all library materials including search, verification and ordering of resources
  • Process purchase requisitions and invoices.
  • Review current purchases and recommend cancellations.
  • Identify and recommend collection withdrawals.
  • Work with vendors to ensure ongoing access to electronic resources.
  • Ensure compliance with federal laws and guidelines regarding maintenance of, access to and withdrawal of depository materials.
  • Collaborate with collection development team to select and deselect items for the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Identify and recommend withdrawals of Federal Depository Library materials.
  • Work with the New York State Regional Depository Library to ensure compliance with Federal Depository Library Program withdrawal procedures.
  • Compile and regularly report statistics on items purchased or licensed, costs, and use by library clientele for both internal and external reports.
  • Coordinate with access services to maintain accurate information about resources using the library’s integrated library system, WorldShare Management Services.
  • Coordinate with access services to train and supervise student employees working with serials.
  • Provide assistance to students, faculty and staff who need help finding information by serving at the reference desk as scheduled and responding to any inquiries.
  • Participate in planning, execution, oversight and evaluation of new library services.
  • Provide backup support for Public Services by assisting library users as required.
  • Provide backup support as an administrator of electronic resources and for the integrated library system.
  • Serve on University committees and both internal and external library and technology-related committees.
  • Attend and participate in professional meetings, workshops, and classes.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Libraries.

Education Minimal Qualifications:

  • American Library Association accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent

Minimal Experience:

  • 7 – 10 years of progressive experience in an academic library

Education Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second masters or PhD in related field

Preferred Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years of progressive experience managing library collections in an academic library

Click here to read full job posting.

Post expires on Saturday June 26th, 2021

Library Director – Westport Library Association (Westport, NY)

The Westport Library Association (Westport, NY) is seeking a Library Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of its historic library. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude, be customer-focused, community oriented, self-motivated, skilled in a PC operating environment (MS Office, Zoom, etc.), and demonstrate exceptional ability to work with patrons of all ages and abilities. The Library Director reports to the library’s Board of Trustees. Library experience and a bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary for this 20 hour/week position is approximately $27,000.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation to [email protected]