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2015 Super Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Schenectady County Public Library

99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

9:00 am- Registration

9:30 am – 3:45 pm workshop

Every Hero Has A Story . . . and your very own Super Librarian, Champion of Summer Learning story starts at this workshop! Join us for a day of thinking and fun as we make new connections faster than a speeding bullet, create group brain trust more powerful than a locomotive, and leap tall build-ups of unexamined habit in a single bound! You’ll leave with many ideas for your summer programming, a network of peer mentors, and a greater understanding of how to be more effective in serving the groups who matter most in your library.

Registration information and full flyer here


Position Announcement: Library Director

William K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie, NY)

The William K. Sanford Town Library is seeking an experienced, proactive, energetic, supportive, and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.

The Library Director holds the primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library. The duties of the position include, but are not limited to, fiscal oversight and budget management, administration of library personnel, management of the Town's Educational/Governmental TV Station, program promotion, and general management of library services. As a representative of the library to the greater Town of Colonie community, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and the establishment of effective working relationships throughout the community. The ability to work collaboratively is vital.

The Library strives to provide access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning, dynamic community programs, and to be a cultural center for the community. The Colonie Library is a municipal (Town) public Library serving a user population of approximately 85,000 with a total annual operating budget of $2,600,000 and a 35,000 square foot facility.

The minimum qualifications for this position are possession of a Master's Library Degree from a library school accredited or recognized by the New York State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association and 6 or more years of satisfactory professional library experience, 2 or more years of which must have been in an administrative capacity and eligibility for a New York State public librarian's professional certificate at the time of application and possession of certificate at time of appointment.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package and a salary range of $78,325 to $95,730 depending on qualifications. This Civil Service position has been classified as "Competitive" by the Town of Colonie Civil Service Commission. The title is listed as Library Director.

There is no residency requirement for filing an application. Upon appointment the employee will be allowed one year from the date of appointment to move into the County of Albany.

To apply for this position please download an application from the Town website at: http://www.colonie.org/civilservice/TOC%20Application%202014.pdf and either mail to Michael Burick, Town of Colonie Personnel Officer, Civil Service, Memorial Town Hall, P.O. Box 508, Newtonville, NY 12128-0508 or deliver in person. (You may also include a resume with three references along with the application). Access to a New York State online civil service exam will then be provided.

The application period begins January 20, 2015 and ends February 20, 2015.


 

Library Director III

The East Greenbush Community Library is seeking an experienced, innovative, energetic and supportive leader who is community minded and has a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.

The East Greenbush Community Library serves as a community center for lifelong learning, with access to a broad range of ideas and information through traditional and emerging resources to meet the intellectual, recreational and cultural needs of East Greenbush residents.

The incumbent in this position is chief administrator in the Library. The work involves carrying out broad policy as determined by the Library Board of Trustees. Supervision is exercised over the work of subordinate supervisors, including professional and clerical personnel.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Comprehensive knowledge of library administration practices; comprehensive knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services; comprehensive knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; thorough knowledge of applications of computer technology to library operations; ability to train and supervise library staff; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others; ability to exercise leadership and motivate others; ability to evaluate situations, meet people easily and work effectively with other community groups or government agencies; ability to read and comprehend library research; ability to express clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a Master’s Degree in librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by New York State.
A minimum of four(4) years of satisfactory public library experience, two(2) or more years of which must have been in an administrative capacity

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application; possession of certificate at time of appointment.

Civil Service
The position of Library Director III is a competitive position in Rensselaer County Civil Service, an exam may be required. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Process
A cover letter, resume and references must be submitted via email to search@eastgreenbushlibrary.org or by mail to:

East Greenbush Community Library
Attn: Search Committee
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12866

Application deadline June 15, 2015.


Library Director

Nassau Free Library (Nassau, NY)

Search Extended

The Nassau Free Library has extended its search for an experienced, energetic, and creative leader with a passionate commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.

The Library Director reports to the nine member Library 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 greater Nassau community, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and the establishment of effective working relationships throughout the community. The ability to work collaboratively with the board of trustees is also necessary.

The Nassau Free Library strives to provide access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning, and excellent customer service. A Free Association Library serving a user population of 4,700, the Nassau Free Library has a total annual operating budget of $116,000 and has a staff of eight part-time employees.

The minimum qualifications for this position are a Bachelor's Degree; familiarity with library services; experience working with children; supervisory experience; strong organizational skills; and community networking skills. Computer skills and knowledge of information systems are also required. Course work in library or information sciences and grant writing experience are preferred.

This is a part-time position for 25-30 hours per week which includes vacation and paid sick leave. The position has a starting salary range of $25,000 - $30,000 commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: director@nassaufreelibrary.org with the message marked to the attention of the" Nassau Free Library Search Committee".

The deadline for applications has been extended. Applications must be received no later than May 15, 2015.


 

Member of the IT Department reporting to the Network Communications Systems Technician and Director


Technology Assistant (Libraries)

  1. Installs and upgrade of software & hardware to all library computers, LAN devices (including servers, switches, hubs and routers) and other peripheral devices.
  2. Set-up and takedown software, hardware and specialized audio-visual equipment for special library programs and provide trouble-shooting assistance during program
  3. Answers routine questions from patrons regarding the library's computers and software
  4. Assist library staff and patrons with mobile devices, wireless network access and other emerging technologies.
  5. Helps patron or staff with hardware or software problems encountered in the library
  6. Runs routine tests and virus checks on LAN and network
  7. Responsible for general cleaning and maintenance of computers and LAN devices
  8. Provide training on hardware, software and peripheral devices for library staff and patrons.
  9. Does routine web site changes
  10. Evaluates new hardware, software and peripheral devices.
  11. Develop and maintain instruction manuals for computers and systems
  12. Gathers, analyzes and tracks data relating to administrative and/or labor management needs.
  13. In the absence and at the instruction of the supervisor performs back up operations and trouble shooting for the library's computer network and telecommunications systems
  14. Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A. Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with at least an Associate's Degree and 6 months of full-time satisfactory experience in a Help Desk/Public Service Desk/User support of operations in a library or Information Services environment; or

B. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one year of satisfactory fill-time paid experience in a Help Desk/Public Service Desk/User support of operations in a library or installation services environment.


Please note: All provisional appointees are subject to passing a competitive examination and be reachable on any list established as a result of such an examination.

Please send cover letter and resume.

$32 to $42 commensurate with experience; sick, personal & vacation days; health insurance.

To:

Fax: 518.456.0923

Email: garrettm@guilpl.org

Mail:

Technology Assistant
Guilderland Public Library
2228 Western Avenue
Guilderland, NY 12084-9701


 

Position Available

Manager, Adult and Outreach Services - Upper Hudson Library System (Albany, NY)

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) has a challenging opportunity for a creative library professional to join our team. We are a cooperative library system headquartered in Albany, NY, providing services to enhance, support and connect the 29 independent public libraries in New York's Albany and Rensselaer Counties.

Our new colleague will collaborate with UHLS staff and our member libraries to provide System services focusing on:

  • adult services support and continuing education
  • e-content collection growth and management
  • resource sharing services (delivery, inter-library loan, etc.)
  • outreach services

We are looking for a professional who:

  • is passionate about public library service
  • is ready to be a strong leader in helping our member libraries make a difference in their communities
  • understands and seeks to further the important role public library systems play in strengthening library service

You should be able to demonstrate through your skills and experience:

  • the ability to plan and organize multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
  • resourcefulness and creativity as an approach to both relationship building and problem solving
  • the ability to work effectively with other people in a variety of situations
  • a confident and effective public presentation style
  • an awareness of current trends in public library services, especially in digital collections and resource sharing
  • engagement in professional organizations and activities

You must have:

  • an MLS/MSIS degree from an ALA accredited institution; and
  • a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate; and
  • a valid driver's license; and
  • at least 5 years of relevant professional experience working in a public library, two years of which must include supervisory responsibilities.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including participation in the NYS Retirement System. The starting salary range for this position will be $58,000-$63,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to searchcommittee@uhls.org.The review of applications will begin on June 8, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information about UHLS, visit www.uhls.org.


 

JOB OPENING: LIBRARIAN I, YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT (PART-TIME)

The Castleton Public Library is currently seeking applications for a part-time Librarian I for our Youth Services Department.

Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission Official Job Specifications:

LIBRARIAN I

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

The work involves responsibility for entry level professional librarian duties. Employees in this class are expected to learn the specific applications of professional training by the performance of cuties under the supervision of professional librarians in higher level positions. Instructions may be issued at the beginning of each new assignment. Employees in this class are assigned work progressively ore difficult as their experience in the field broadens. Supervision is exercised over clerical personnel in particular tasks. Performs related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)

  • Provides advisory and guidance services to library users
  • Performs original cataloging and classification techniques
  • Answers reference questions for library staff and users
  • Instructs public on the proper use of library resources
  • Performs library work in collection development, including acquisitions, evaluation and selection, discarding, weeding and withdrawal of books and non-book materials
  • Performs on line computer searches of databases
  • Provides training and conduct of on-line searching to users
  • Compiles bibliographies
  • Conducts tours, book talks, multi-media programs, story and picture book hours
  • Serves as a liaison for activities with community groups or other libraries
  • Prepares statistical and/or narrative reports, memorandum and correspondence;
  • Supervises the work of and provides direction and guidance to clerical, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel
  • Schedules the work of library personnel
  • Assists with administering public relations programs
  • Keeps informed of professional developments.


FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science
  • good knowledge of on-line database systems
  • good knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources
  • working knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  • ability to read and comprehend written materials
  • ability to carry out assignments; ability to work independently
  • ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; ability to get along with patrons
  • ability to comprehend user’s needs quickly and accurately
  • ability to perform close detail calculations involving basic arithmetic functions; accuracy
  • skill in the performance of technical library tasks
  • physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF APPLICATIONS: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.


Position Description Specific to Youth Services Department at Castleton Public Library:

The Librarian I, Youth Services Department, is responsible for the direction and management of children’s and young adults’ library services under the direction of the Library Director. She/he works within general library policy to establish procedures and methods to promote library services for youth and to optimize its use by them.

The Librarian supplements her/his education by attending pertinent workshops and courses which will provide professional growth and increased knowledge in the field of librarianship. The Librarian for Youth Services reports to the Director of the Library, shares in developing general library goals and objectives and makes a monthly report to the Director regarding the on-going operations of youth services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promotes early literacy development.
  • Creates and presents programs for toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, and young adults which promote various aspects of the collection and draw young people into the library.
  • Promotes all aspects of youth services by using such promotional avenues as, social media, community bulletin boards, newsletters, eNewsletters.
  • Analyzes the existing youth collection on a continual basis, making purchases for its continued development and oversees the withdrawal of those materials which are out-of -date, in disrepair or have otherwise outlived their usefulness to the collection.
  • Increases accessibility of the youth collection through compiling booklists and bibliographies, using displays and other promotional activities.
  • Provides readers’ advisory and patron guidance so that library users are able to make optimum use of the collection.
  • Ensures that the children’s and young adult’s areas are organized in such a way as to create a physical and psychological environment that encourages use of the collection, including educational and entertainment activities for both areas.
  • Trains and supervises work/study students and teen volunteers. Actively recruits volunteers.
  • Targets potential sources of additional revenue for the funding of special library programs for young people. Includes the writing of grants and the administration of such from the application process, disbursement, and evaluation.
  • Visits schools and day care centers in the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson and the Town of Schodack to promote library services through book talks, storytelling, and readings.
  • Serves as librarian-in-charge in the absence of the Library Director.
  • Performs other library-related tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications: Possession of a current New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate. Preferred qualifications: Experience in an automated library environment, office software, social media and office equipment.

Physical Requirements:
Duties may require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving lightweight materials or equipment. Position requires walking or standing approximately half of the time.

Work Schedule:
Part-time position (12-15 hours per week), primarily weekday afternoons/evenings and Saturdays.

Salary: $15.00 per hour

Application information:

Applications are due by April 22, 2015. Applicants can email their cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to director@castletonpubliclibrary.org or mail application documents to:

Castleton Public Library
Attn: Melissa Tacke, Library Director
85 South Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033


Position Available: Part-time Teen Services Librarian/Librarian Trainee

The East Greenbush Community Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Youth Services Librarian to serve tweens and teens. Candidates should be forward-thinking, technologically savvy, and committed to excellent customer service.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining the Teen collection.
  • Creating teen displays and brochures.
  • Planning, publicizing, and conducting teen programming.
  • Providing reference and reader’s advisory to teens, children, and adults.
  • Training and supervising teen volunteers.
  • Performing outreach to local schools and community organizations.
  • Assisting at the Children’s reference desk as needed.

Position is approximately 20 hours per week, including afternoons and Saturday rotation.

Salary:
$21.75 per hour for Librarian I
$18 per hour for Librarian Trainee

Qualifications:
Eligible candidates should either have an MLS from or be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school.

A cover letter, resume and references must be submitted via email to
chattm@eastgreenbushlibrary.org or by mail to:

East Greenbush Community Library
Attn: Molly Chatt
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061

Application deadline July 10th, 2015.



Position Available: Part-Time Youth Services Librarian I

The East Greenbush Community Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Youth Services Librarian to join a dynamic and dedicated team of professionals. Successful candidates should be creative, flexible, and conscientious in handling details.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Providing reference and readers' advisory assistance to children, teens and adults.
  • Planning and conducting storytimes, book clubs, and other programs
    for children.
  • Assisting in all phases of collection development, including acquisitions and weeding.
  • Maintaining awareness of current trends in children’s literature, child
    development, and library technology.
  • Assisting in updating our website and social media outlets.

Position is approximately 16 hours a week, and primarily includes evenings and weekend rotation.

Salary:
$21.75 per hour

Minimum qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited library school
New York State Public Librarian Professional Certificate

A cover letter, resume and references must be submitted via email to
chattm@eastgreenbushlibrary.org or by mail to:

East Greenbush Community Library
Attn: Molly Chatt
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061

Application deadline: July 10th, 2015.


 

It's All About the Children - No, Wait! The Parents:

Strengthening Young Families Through Modeling and Readers Advisory

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

9:00 am - 9:30 am Check in and networking
9:30 am - 3:30 pm Workshop

Five practices - talk, sing, read, write, and play - help young children develop the skills they need to be successful readers and learners. Thanks to Every Child Ready to Read2® (ECRR2), the initiative that introduced these research-based practices, we’re on the path to modeling and embedding the practices in our storytime programming. Yet what happens after the families leave the library? Could changing how we interact with parents or caregivers at the library have an even bigger impact on early literacy in our community?

This workshop provides:

  • A refresher or introduction to the ECRR2 skills
  • Techniques for empowering parents and caregivers to continue early literacy engagement at home
  • Best books for early literacy programs
  • Methods for using readers advisory to promote early literacy practices

This training is part of the NYS early literacy initiative Ready to Read At New York Libraries

Registration information and full flyer here


Job Opening: Library Aide (Part-Time)

The Castleton Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide for approximately 10 hours per week, with a varying schedule that includes evenings and Saturdays. Duties include helping customers at the circulation desk, shelving library materials, operating the copier and fax machine, performing routine clerical tasks, and answering the telephone. The ideal candidate for the position has strong customer service skills and basic computer skills. Prior library experience is preferred, but not required. Pay for the position is $10.00 per hour. Send a letter describing relevant experience, along with a Rensselaer County employment application, to Castleton Public Library, 85 S. Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033, Attn: Melissa Tacke, or send as PDF via email to director@castletonpubliclibrary.org (The Rensselaer County employment application is available here). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission Official Job Specifications:

Library Aide

Distinguishing Features of the Class: This position involves performing the duties of charging and discharging materials and related circulation duties at the circulation desk. Additionally, incumbents sort and reshelve library materials as necessary. Performance of related routine clerical tasks may be required. This work requires no prior knowledge of library work as employees are trained on the job. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director, Librarian, or higher-level library employee. Does related work as required.

Examples of Work:
Charges and discharges library materials;
Sorts and reshelves books and library materials;
Logs in and processes all periodicals and prepares current magazines for shelving, maintains back number stacks and routing;
Maintains files of vertical file material and publisher's catalogs;
Maintains use and acquisition statistics;
Responds to routine questions regarding library rules, hours of operation and location of materials;
Responds to requests from library patrons to assist with research, interlibrary requests and the use of computers and audio-visual equipment;
Typing, filing, and data searches as requested by higher level Library Employee;
Assists in periodic inventory of library materials and AV equipment;
Maintains inventory of supplies and suggests items for acquisition;
Assists in preparation of lists of missing books and books to be discarded;
oversees the general condition and appeal of the library and its displays;
Performs related routine clerical tasks, including changing books, filing cards, writing and forwarding of over-due notices.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics: Ability to acquire a working knowledge of library rules and procedures; ability to understand and carry out written and oral directions; ability to deal in a personable and friendly manner with library patrons; accuracy; tact and courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma.


 

Library Director
Valley Falls Free Library - Valley Falls, NY

The Valley Falls Free Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a passionate commitment to public library service for the part-time position of Library Director. The library serves a population of 5,804 in the Village of Valley Falls and the Town of Pittstown close to New York's Capital District, the Saratoga Springs area and the Bennington/Manchester, VT region.

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 Village of Valley Falls and the Town of Pittstown, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and establishing effective working relationships throughout the community.

This is a part time position of 20 hours per week with a starting hourly wage of $15.00. Some administrative duties of the position may be handled off site.

Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor's degree and some experience working in a public library are required. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master's degree in library science or a related field, but individuals with relevant experience in lieu of a Master's degree will also be considered.

Interested applicants should e-mail their resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to: ValleyFallsSearch@uhls.lib.ny.us
To the attention of Susan Stover (Search Committee Chair)

Application review begins September 15, 2015.


LIBRARY DIRECTOR, part-time (Search Extended)

Grafton Community Library

Grafton, NY 12082

Grafton Community Library, a small rural free association library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, creative individual for the position of Library Director. This is a part-time position scheduled to work 22 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays. The position requires a candidate with excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and facility management is highly desirable. A degree in library science or a related field will be considered a plus, as will fundraising and grant writing skills. Starting salary is $18,500. A copy of the job description is available on the library's website, graftoncommunitylibrary.org.

Please send resumes to the Search Committee at graftonnylib@gmail.com by September 11, 2015.



Anytime, Anywhere, Anyhow:

Flexible Tween/Teen Makerspaces

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Albany Public Library - Washington Ave Branch

161 Washington Ave, Albany NY

http://www.albanypubliclibrary.org/

Ferry service from UHLS and MVLS offices available (reservation necessary)

How can you incorporate more “making” into your services to tweens and teens? Join us at Albany Public Library’s Washington Avenue Branch, where a new MakerSpace is offering exciting tools and projects! We’ll get to see and work in the lab, learning hands-on about facilitating a range of projects for tweens and teens. Ideas galore from your peers and beyond . . . whatever the size of your library, you will find inspiration and practical help in making your tween and teen services more appealing!

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Check-in and networking

10:30 am – 3:30 pm: Training

Lunch: Make your ownat home and bring it!

We will provide dessert.

Registration:

Free to UHLS and MVLS member libraries. Others: $15. CE credit available.

Register by Friday, November 20 and you will receive a package of tween/teen maker supplies at the workshop!

To register, email Mary Fellows at mary@uhls.lib.ny.us. You will receive a confirmation email.

Deadline for Registration: Monday, November 30, 2015

Click here for flyer


Job announcement: The Brunswick Community Library is in search of a dynamic, positive, high-energy, people-person to fill a part-time Youth Services Clerk position resulting 15-20 hours a week; primarily Thursdays and Saturdays with additional days as needed.

Preferred Requirements:

2-3 years experience working in a public library, or related field, with a primary focus on early literacy and youth services.

General responsibilities include:

  • Forming and maintaining positive working relationships with coworkers, library users and community organizations including the local school district and local preschools.
  • Providing reference and reader's advisory services to all library users
  • Performing on-line database searches and assisting others in such searches
  • Assisting library users with all types of hand-held devices
  • Developing and conducting library tours, outreach, and presentations
  • Evaluating, and selecting of youth library materials
  • Occasionally designing and producing public relations and library instructional materials for outreach or Summer Reading Program
  • Attend professional development workshops
  • Assist with shelving, circulation and regular library duties

Youth Services-specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing programming with primary focus on youth services (ages 0-8) as well as parents, guardians, and caregivers
  • Advocating for youths both in the library and in the community
  • Being comfortable stepping into already existing youth services programs including Crafternoon, storytime, and Summer Reading Program as well as creating new programming to suit community needs
  • Evaluating and selecting youth materials and parenting materials

Skills, Abilities, Personal characteristics:

  • Knowledge of the Sierra III ILS system
  • Knowledge of and comfort with computer technology, mobile and hand-held devices and on-line
  • Database systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all age groups and skill-levels
  • Ability to think critically to understand the needs of library users
  • Ability to function as a team member in the planning and implementation of library projects
  • Ability to work independently
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff, volunteers and the public, especially youth

The ideal candidate will be a friendly, approachable, customer service oriented, forward-thinking individual with an unshakeable positive attitude and a strong belief providing services, with an emphasis on early literacy to the library’s community.

Salary range: $10-12/hr based on qualification and experience

Please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Library Director, Natalie Schipano: director@brunswicklibrary.org with the subject heading "Youth Services Librarian Position".

Or mail documents to:

Brunswick Community Library
ATTN: Natalie Schipano
4118 State Highway 2
Troy, NY 12180

Deadline: November 20th, 2015




Position Opening: Assistant Director III - Voorheesville Public Library

Immediate Opening

This is a full-time, 35 hours per week position. The schedule is generally Monday through Friday during business hours but also includes evening and weekend rotations. Under the general supervision of the Library Director the incumbent will assist with the management, supervision, and administration of the library to provide maximum services to library patrons in accordance with library policy. He or she will have overall responsibility for public services and an individual focus on adult services. This position includes acting in the capacity of director in the director’s absence.

The Voorheesville Public Library serves a highly educated community of 7,200. Applicants must have a sophisticated understanding of contemporary library services, the ability to work collaboratively with staff, and an appreciation for the immediate impact that libraries can have on a small community.

Applicants must meet Albany County Civil Service qualifications for the position. Transfers will be considered. Minimum qualifications are as follows:

Possession of a graduate library degree from a library school located within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association and six (6) years of professional library experience, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

Letters of application and a resume 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 25, 2015 will be given priority. See http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/library_jobs.asp for the civil service job description.


Library Assistant - Part time - Troy Public Library

This position includes general clerical and patron assistance tasks. The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the Head of Circulation. Must enjoy working with people and be computer literate. Position open until filled.

Responsibilities include:

Telephone answering
Checking out and clearing library materials
Patron registration
Managing fine and fee collection
Shelving library materials
Answering directional inquiries
Opening and closing the building
Other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

Approximately 18 to 25 hours per week

Education: high school diploma or equivalency
Experience: no previous library experience is necessary.

Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings & weekends.

Interested Candidates are requested to send their resume to:

Virginia Wescott
Troy Public Library
100 Second Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180
wescottv@thetroylibrary.org


Position Available

Library System Support Associate – Upper Hudson Library System

Are you an effective communicator with strong customer service skills? Are you organized, proficient with MS Office, and able to work both independently and as part of a team? Then please consider joining our staff! Library experience is a plus, but not required—we’ll train a smart, flexible, motivated, and personable individual to work with us to strengthen regional library services from behind the scenes.

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) is a cooperative library system headquartered in Albany, NY. Our mission is to provide services to enhance, support, and connect the 29 public libraries in New York’s Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Our new colleague will report to the Manager, Adult & Outreach Services and deliver effective customer service to system staff and our member libraries, as well as assist with:

  • Professional development programs
  • eContent collections
  • Telecommunications reimbursement (E-rate)
  • Daily operations, including interlibrary loan, delivery support, maintenance of circulating collections and equipment, and maintaining statistical tools

This position requires at least one year of post-secondary course work, with preference given to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree; AND

One or more years of experience in a library or office; OR

An equivalent combination of technical training, education, and experience.

This is a full-time position, with a 37.5 hour workweek scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. The position includes a competitive benefits package and participation in the NYS Retirement System. The salary range for this position is $36,000 to $40,000, depending on experience and qualifications. The job description is viewable here.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to searchcommittee@uhls.org. The review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


Position Available

LIBRARY ASSISTANT (EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES)


The Menands Public Library is seeking a LIBRARY ASSISTANT (EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES). The qualifications for the position are listed here. The starting salary is $15.00 per hour.


Please, send a letter of interest and resume to:

Leonard Zapala, Library Manager
Menands Public Library
4 N. Lyons Ave.
Menands, NY 12204

All employment at the Menands Public Library is overseen by Albany Count Civil Service. All interested candidates must fill out an Albany Civil Service application (ACS-21). There is a $25.00 application fee.

Currently, there is no Albany County Civil Service certified list of candidates for this position. The candidate chosen to fill the open position will be granted provisional status. If the candidate fails to achieve certification from Civil Service, the candidate will forfeit their appointment.



Job Opening: Library Aide (Part-time), Sand Lake Town Library

The Sand Lake Town Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide for 5 - 10 hours per week, with a varying schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Duties include helping patrons at the circulation desk, shelving library materials, operating the copier and fax machine, and performing routine clerical tasks. The ideal candidate for the position has computer skills and strong customer service skills. Prior library experience is preferred, but not required. Pay for the position is $9.00 per hour.

Send a letter describing relevant experience, along with a Rensselaer County employment application, to:

Sand Lake Town Library
8428 Miller Hill Road
Averill Park, NY 12018
Attn: Melinda Fowler

(The Rensselaer County employment application is available here.)

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Position Available

The Troy Public Library seeks a part-time, temporary Librarian I to provide adult reference and readers' advisory services at our Main branch in downtown Troy. This temporary position will be scheduled for up to 25 hours per week, and may include nights and weekends. This position is to cover maternity leave.

Duties may include: providing reference services, assisting patrons in the use of library materials and technology, answering historical/genealogical research requests, and other tasks as assigned.

Experience working in a public library and familiarity with Sierra ILS is preferred.

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to troyref@thetroylibrary.org or by mail to:

Troy Public Library
Attn: Christine Filippelli
100 Second Street
Troy, New York 12180

Preference will be given to applicants who respond by December 30, 2015.


 

 

 

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