and Events Archive - 2014
2014 Summer Reading Program Workshop/Unworkshop
Albany Public Library and Upper Hudson Library System Present
Science Discovery: Unraveling the Science Behind Fizz, Boom, Read!
February 12, 2014 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (9:00 check-in and networking) Upper Hudson Library System 28 Essex Street Albany, NY 12206
Presenters from CNSE Childrens Museum of Science and Technology:
Sarah Fisk, Director of Education and Museum Experience
Dawn Baldwin, Museum Educator
Join us for hands-on science! Youll learn about and replicate science experiments that will add zest to library programs from storytimes to tween programs. Experiment, broaden your knowledge, and have fun while gaining practical applications. Ideas for altering programs for different learning environments and accommodating various types of learners will also be part of your take-away.
Space for this workshop is limited!
Cost: $10.00 (UHLS member library staff only)
Email Mary Fellows (email@example.com) to register.
Once you receive a confirmation email, you will be requested to send your check.
Workshop: Making a Difference in a Life: Customer Service for Teens and Tweens
Thursday April 24, 2014
9:00 a.m. Doors Open
9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Workshop
11:30 a.m. Networking Opportunity
Bring a lunch, well provide dessert & drink, and well use the opportunity to discuss whatever you like concerning service strategies for teen/tweens!
Schenectady County Public Library
Presenter: Terrie Gifford
Cost: $10 per person.
For more information and to register, click here.
The Brunswick Community Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a passionate commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.
The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library. Duties include, but are not limited to; planning and implementation of library programs and services, fiscal oversight and budget management, supervision of library personnel, and management of the library facility. As an official representative of the library to the Brunswick Community, the Library Director demonstrates an enthusiasm for community engagement and establishes effective working relationships throughout the community.
The Brunswick Community Library strives to provide access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning, and a gathering place for the community. A Free Association Library serving a user population of 12,000, the Brunswick Community Library has a total annual operating budget of $175,000, and occupies a beautiful 2,400 square foot facility.
The minimum qualifications for this position are a Master's Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department; a New York State Public Librarian certification; and at least three years of professional experience that includes some supervisory and administrative experience.
This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package and a starting salary range of $40,000-45,000, commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Carrie Painter (Search Committee Chair), at: Brunswicksearch@uhls.lib.ny.us
Applications must be received no later than July 11, 2014.
Upper Hudson Library System and Mohawk Valley Library System present:
Beyond a Rainbow Booklist: Serving LGBTQ Youth in Your Library
August 28, 2014
2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland NY
9:00 am networking, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm workshop
LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc.) youth, like all young people, deserve a library environment that is safe, supportive, and welcoming. This collaborative workshop will provide ideas, strategies and suggested policies that will help us make our libraries places where LGBTQ youth and their families find helpful guides, information, and books that reflect their experience.
The morning session will be a presentation, while the afternoon will focus on booktalks of LGBTQ books for all ages and discussion of LGBTQ literature. You are invited to volunteer to booktalk a non-discussion title. (Well provide a selection of book choices for you, and optional coaching. Please indicate on your registration form your interest.)
The booktalking will be followed by two simultaneous book discussions. Please do your very best to read all titles if you are attending one of the book discussions.
Book discussion Group 1: And Tango
Makes Three, Drama (Telgemeier). Totally Joe, Ask the Passengers
Jackson Radish has presented on trans
young adult literature to librarians, teachers, and teens, and contributed
a chapter on the subject to Oxford University Presss Trans Bodies,
Trans Selves. He is an editor and book reviewer with a background as
a teen librarian.
The Board of Trustees of the RCS
Community Library seeks an energetic, passionate and experienced
leader to continue its commitment to quality public library service
for the vibrant communities of Ravena, Coeymans, and Selkirk in southern
Albany County, NY.
Application deadline: June 20, 2014.
Employment Opportunity - Watervliet
Positions to fill: 1 part time - 8 hours
Please email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Wanted Library Aide- Part Time
Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide at $9.50
hr. This person will work 15-20 hours a week with a varying schedule
that includes Saturdays. Duties include shelving, running the check-out
desk, helping patrons with the computer and copier, and answering the
phone. Candidate must have computer skills, strong customer service
skills, work well with children, and understand the Dewey Decimal system.
Prior library experience strongly preferred. MLS not desired for this
position. Send letter describing relevant experience and a Rensselaer
County employment application to Rensselaer Public Library- Attn: Jane,
676 East Street, Rensselaer NY 12144, or email to email@example.com.
(Application available at Rensselaerlibrary.org)
Castleton Public Library is getting a new look!
The Castleton Public Library will start work on a 4-6 week interior renovation beginning Saturday, September 13, 2014.
The library will be CLOSED Saturday, September
13 at the start of the renovation and will reopen using the former
court at Castleton Village Hall on Monday, September 15 with adjusted
The hours beginning September
Any questions can be directed to Amy
by calling the library at 732-0879 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Hudson Library System Presents Annual Library Service Awards
Early Literacy Community Asset Analysis & Storytime Management
Thursday, October 2, 2014
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Effectively serving families with young children requires knowing who they are, how they live, which other community services they use, and what they need and want from your library. Whatever size your library, in this workshop, you will learn how to:
This training is part of the NYS early literacy initiative Ready to Read At New York Libraries.
Presenters: Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System & Sue Rokos, Mohawk Valley Library System
Are your story times sometimes hard to manage? Would your activities be better if you werent spending so much time managing behaviors? Learn tested techniques and fun activities for calming and managing your young participants (and their parents!) so that everyone can get the most value from the experience.
Presenter: Don Sinton, Stepping Stones Learning Center, Rochester, NY
Lecture: Life Speeds Up: Robert Fulton and a Changing New York
Sunday, October 5 @ 2:00 PM
Mr. Arnold will explore the legacy of Robert Fulton, the creator of the first commercially successful steamboat. His achievement helped catalyze the expansion of steam power into the energy source of the Industrial Revolution. He devised canal locks that were eventually used in Britain, designed the first workable submarine and more. American lives became faster, more bountiful, and more interconnected, thanks to the advent of steam power.
Position Opening: Voorheesville
Public Library - Assistant Director III
This is a full-time, 35 hours per week. The schedule is
generally Monday through Friday during business hours but also includes
some evening and weekend rotations. The incumbent will have overall
responsibility for public services with an individual focus on adult
Applicants must meet Albany County Civil Service qualifications
for the position. Transfers will be considered. Minimum qualifications
are as follows:
Letters of application and a resume and references should be sent to Lynn Kohler, Voorheesville Public Library, 51 School Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186. Emails will be accepted: Lynn.Kohler@voorpl.org Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. Applications received or postmarked by September 23, 2014 will be given priority. See http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/library_jobs.asp for the civil service job description.
Job Posting: Guilderland Public Library
Fiscal Officer I: Full-time 35 hr/wk. Responsible for overseeing fiscal management activities and related operations in a moderately sized library. Position involves review and analysis work concerning the fiscal management of program funds and expenditures; all aspects of accounting, AR/AP, financial records for $3M+ budget, some HR duties.
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years of experience in governmental accounting or fiscal management
Salary: $32,000 - $34,000 + Benefits
Note: Provisional Appointment. As per Albany County Civil Service, candidate is subject to passing a competitive exam and must be reachable on an established list as a result of such an exam.
Please send resume, proof of degree/transcript and three
references postmarked by August 15
or send to: email@example.com
vacancies due to retirement:
We anticipate two vacancies, the Head of Circulation and Technical Services and Head of Adult Services.
The department heads will be expected to apply modern best practices and willingness to explore new service models to improve user experience. The department heads will participate with the library's management team and collaborate regularly with other departments.
Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited program, New York State Public Librarians' Professional Certificate
Special Requirement: Eligibility for Librarian III permanent appointment by Albany County Civil Service. Applicants may be eligible for permanent appointment if they have a current or previous permanent civil service appointment to a Librarian III, Assistant Library Director III, or higher in New York State, or if their names appear on the current Albany County Civil Service Librarian III list of eligibles.
Starting salary: $59,253
Application deadline is May 9, 2014
Applications are available at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY or by accessing our website at http://www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/
We will offer the program quarterly in January, April,
July, and October (specific dates to be announced each year). The sessions
will start at 6:30pm in the large meeting room at UHLS (28 Essex St.
Albany, NY 12206).
Wednesday, January 15
Please contact Heidi Fuge at UHLS (firstname.lastname@example.org or 437-9880 x221) to register for the next session.
Please contact Tim Burke at UHLS (email@example.com or 437-9880 x222) if you have any questions about the CORE program.
The goal of the CORE program is to create a common understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and core values of successful library trustees to ensure that each library is operating from a strong foundation. I am proud to report that we have 100% participation in the CORE training from our member libraries. Thank you for your support of this important initiative. Please make it a priority to ensure that all new library trustees have the opportunity to participate in this training program.
Job opening: LIBRARY DIRECTOR
Candidates for this position would be expected to have had prior experience working with library personnel, government officials and staff, and community leaders and to have experience with budgeting as well as short- and long-term planning. Candidates should possess strong communication skills as well as interpersonal and supervisory competency.
The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations, including the supervision of four staff members. Specific employment responsibilities would include programming, budget planning and operation, management and reporting, technology planning and implementation, collection development, and overseeing the maintenance and repair of Library building and equipment. The Library Director is also responsible for overseeing an annual operating budget in excess of $100,000, pursuing grants and other sources of funding, and working with Town of Guilderland, Village of Altamont and Town of Knox officials and others in the community. The Director reports to the Altamont Free Library Board of Trustees.
This is a full-time, flexible position with a competitive benefits package and a starting salary range of $38,000-45,000, commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information for three professional references to: Tracy Russell (Search Committee Chair), at Altamontsearch@uhls.lib.ny.us
Job Opening: Part-time accounts clerk
The RCS Community Library has an opening for a part-time accounts clerk. The position averages 4 hours a week and has flexible, day time hours and the option of NYSERS membership. Pay is $15 an hour. Knowledge of Quickbooks is required, experience with modified accrual accounting is preferred. For full job description, click here.
A resume and letter of interest should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking to fill this position by early January.
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