Upper Hudson
Library System
The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) is a cooperative association of twenty-nine autonomous public libraries working together to improve library service for the residents of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. UHLS is one of twenty-three public library systems in New York State.

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Check out the status of the solar array we installed on our building in December 2012.

It gives a lot of information including how much energy is being produced by the array, and what is being saved in environmental impact.

Part-Time Librarian I (Programming and Outreach, Adult Services Department)

The East Greenbush Community Library is seeking a dynamic, community-focused individual with a strong interest in programming and outreach. Strong interpersonal and technology skills are a must for outreach and partnerships, as well as running the library monthly film series and yearly film festival. Some volunteer management required. Duties also include adult reference, readers advisory, technology instruction, and collection development. The successful applicant will be engaged, enthusiastic, customer and community focused with a “How can I make this happen” approach. Additionally, the applicant should possess a superior knowledge of library and technology trends, coupled with excellent event management skills and creativity.

This is a part-time, non-benefited position; 18.5 hours per week; $22 per hour.

Typical Schedule:
18.5 hours per week. Typical Schedule: Tuesdays: 8:45 am-1:00 pm; Wednesdays: 1:00-9:00 pm; Fridays: 8:45-4:00 pm. Some flexibility is required in order to sufficiently manage events/programs, which may include other daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Ms. Lois Papp, Head of Adult Services via email: search@eastgreenbushlibrary.org or mail/in-person: East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061. All applications must be received by Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

Digital magazines now available

Upper Hudson Library System is now offering digital magazines via our ebook vendor, OverDrive. Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer Counties can now check out digital magazines.

OverDrive uses the Nook app as its magazine reader, so you will have to set up a Barnes & Noble account and download the Nook app to your mobile device or compatible computer. To read NOOK periodicals, you need one of the following:

You can view the collection here, along with our great selection of ebooks, digital audiobooks and streaming video: http://digitalcollection.uhls.org

There's help online available here.

Children’s, tween, and teen programs in UHLS libraries are now more accessible than ever! Libraries in Upper Hudson Library System have pooled their programs in one program calendar, available at http://events-ys.uhls.org/. Users can search by date, location, or age categories.

Public libraries offer scores of activities during summer months to interest kids and teens in reading and help them combat “summer learning loss.” Kids who don’t read much over the summer can lose significant skills and return to school behind their peers. The joint program calendar makes finding a fun, free library event in UHLS libraries for children easy for parents.

  • Access the joint youth services program calendar here.
  • See a list of local public libraries here.
  • More about summer learning loss and libraries here.

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Last updated: 6/7/2016© Upper Hudson Library System. All rights reserved.