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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RCS Community Library is seeking a full time Librarian or Library Assistant. Primary duties include:

  • Maintaining a network of 12 public computers and managing library technology.
  • Providing technology assistance to the public, including teaching one-on-one classes.
  • Designing and implementing public programming.
  • Providing patron assistance, including circulation duties, at the front desk.

The best candidates for this position will be flexible and collaborative, with a willingness to learn new skills and experiment with new services. The position is FT and offers NYS Retirement System membership and health insurance, and starts at $40,000/yr. (Candidates eligible for appointment as a Library Assistant may be considered for a variant of this position at $35,000/yr.) Typical hours include one evening each week and one Saturday each month. Hiring is governed by Albany County Civil Service. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to director@rcscommunitylibrary.org by February 21st. References will be requested of candidates selected for interviews.



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 enthusiastic about public service.

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.

Read the full announcement here.




Upper Hudson Library System Celebrates Public Libraries Making a Difference in Their Communities

Albany, NY (June 13) -- The Upper Hudson Library System held its 58th annual celebration of public library service in Albany and Rensselaer Counties at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham, NY on Wednesday, June 12. UHLS Board President Tara Ricard said, “The public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties are changing lives every day and the Upper Hudson Library System celebrates this transformative work through our annual celebration and awards program.”

Read the full announcement here.




UHLS Libraries Get Mobile App

We've got a brand new way to access library resources! Public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties now offer an app called UHLS Mobile, available for free in both Android and Apple app stores.

The app features include the ability to search the UHLS catalog; check the status of a library card account; place physical items (such as books, CDs and DVDs) on hold so they can be picked up at the library; discover and access digitally distributed items like ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines; and connect users to other information such as library hours and program calendars. The app even can scan the ISBN barcode of any book to see whether our libraries own a copy of a specific title—and place a request for that book right away. Download UHLS Mobile today and take us with you wherever you go this summer!

Full press release is here.



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