and Events Archive - 2016
Making It Fun, Making It Fit, Making It Manageable: 2016 Summer Planning Workshop
Thursday February 4, 2016
Snow date: Friday, February 5
629 Albany-Shaker Rd.
UHLS & MVLS library members: $16.00 Others: $50.00
For further information and to register, see flyer.
Help Wanted Library Aide- Part Time
The Rensselaer Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide at $10 hr. This person will work 10-15 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 preferred. MLS not desired for this position.
Send letter describing relevant experience and a Rensselaer County employment application to:
Rensselaer Public Library
Hours: 12-20 hours per week, including occasional weekend shifts.
Salary: $11-13 per hour depending on experience.
Basic duties include check in and checkout of library materials, filing and shelving of library materials, preparing library materials for circulation and tracking and purchasing library supplies. Over time, the incumbent will assume additional duties including preparing and delivering one weekly story time program and other childrens programs, purchasing childrens library materials, participating in outreach to local schools and day care establishments. Minimum qualifications: High school degree or equivalent, strong written and verbal communication skills, computer fluency. Prior library experience and/or childrens programming experience are highly preferred.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:
Or email to :
Applications will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.
Exam Announcement: Troy Civil Service Commission
The person in this position provides public service to the community by staffing the reference desk, participating in collection development activities and by teaching and/or coordinating basic computer instruction classes for adults. This position may also involve some clerical work.
Responsibilities may include:
Must be available for some evening and Saturday hours.
Education: Must have an M.L.S. degree. Eligibility
for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certificate at
time of application; possession of certificate at time of appointment.
Joe York, a representative from the NYS & Local Retirement System will be at Bethlehem Public Library on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (10am-12noon) to present information about the retirement system, participation, benefits and services, planning for retirement and how the get the maximum value from your retirement system membership. Question and answer time will be available during and after the workshop.
NYS & Local Retirement System members and non-members are invited to attend.
If youre interested in attending the workshop, please notify Tracey McShane at email@example.com or 439-9314 x3004 by March 15, 2016. Please provide your name, organization name and contact information (number and e-mail). There is no fee for attending the presentation.
The Watervliet Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.
A municipal public library serving a user population of approximately 10,000, the Watervliet Public Library is governed by a five-member board of trustees and has a total operating budget of just under $100,000. The Library recently opened a fully renovated and expanded 3,700 sf facility that boasts a dedicated space for youth collections and services, an adult reading room, and a digital learning center. In the past five years circulation, library visits, and program attendance have all significantly increased and with the new facility, the Board is looking for a Director to continue that growth and maximize the positive impact the library has in the community.
The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Duties include collection, service, and program planning intended to improve library services to the community; budget management; supervision of staff and volunteers; public relations; fund raising; and grant writing.
This is a part-time position working 25-30 hours per week with a salary of $35,000. The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university. The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, familiarity with current library technologies, and a positive and professional attitude. Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management is also highly desirable. Fund-raising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus.
To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
The application deadline is Friday, May 20, 2016.
Part-Time Librarian I (Programming and Outreach, Adult Services Department)
Job Opening: Library Associate
The Troy Public Library currently has an opening for a Library Associate to work in the children's room at the Main Library. This position is part time (approximately 24 hours per week). The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the head of the Young People's Department.
Typical work activities include:
Education: At least two years beyond high school.
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings
This position is temporary. We anticipate that the position will extend through January 2017.
If you are interested, please respond with your resume by August 5, 2016:
Paul Hicok, Director
Job Opening: Part time Library Aide at the Rensselaer Public Library
Looking for someone to work Mondays and Tuesdays, with substitute hours possible. $10/hr. Candidate should have library experience (volunteer experience acceptable) and strong customer service skills. Library Aide duties include running circulation desk, computer and fax help, shelving, and answering phone. Please send County Civil Service application to Library@rensselaerlibrary.org or mail to:
Rensselaer Public Library
Position Available: Part-time Tween/Teen Services
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:
There's help online available here.
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.
The Librarian I, Youth Services Department, is responsible for the direction and management of childrens 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:
Full announcement, including Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission Official Job Specifications, is here.
The Castleton Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide for approximately 15 hours per week, with a varying schedule that includes weekday afternoons/evenings and occasional Saturdays. Duties include helping customers at the check-out 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 email@example.com (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:
Distinguishing Features of the Class: This position involves performing the duties of charging and discharging materials and related ciculation 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:
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.
ADOPTED: March 25, 1992. CSC MTG.
REVISED: March 18, 2004. CSC MTG.
Job opening: Fiscal Officer - Guilderland Public Library
Reporting to the director and assistant director, the fiscal officer is responsible for all aspects of the librarys fiscal operations including: the annual budget development process, monitoring budget throughout the year, managing cash flow, managing banking, credit cards, and investments, running payroll (including deductions such as NYS retirement and deferred compensation), accounts receivable, accounts payable, preparing monthly and year-end financial statements, and interfacing with the audit committee and audit firm annually. Manages daily cash receipts and monthly bank reconciliations. Reviews contracts and expenditures, shopping for competitive rates. May supervise a clerical or accounting employee. Works closely with HR department to ensure payroll, deductions and benefits are correctly administered. Attends board meetings to deliver monthly reports. Attends Finance Committee and Audit Committee meetings.
Requires proficiency in accounting software and Excel. Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and concepts, as well as public finance administration. Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks according to multiple variables; comfortable with heavy workload and complex issues. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all staff. Must demonstrate integrity, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Minimum qualifications: Graduation from a NYS registered college or university with at least a Bachelors degree in accounting, public administration, or business administration which included a minimum of 12 credits in accounting and 2 years of professional experience in governmental accounting or fiscal management. Provisional appointee: Positions at Guilderland Public Library are classified by the Albany County Department of Civil Service. All provisional appointees are subject to a competitive examination and must be reachable on any list established as a result of such an examination.
Salary range $50,000-$70,000, with benefits available. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Director@guilpl.org.
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