for the current status (hours, services available, etc.) of
all UHLS member libraries. Because every library is following its
own local safe reopening plan and schedule, PLEASE be sure to contact
your library before visiting. (updated often)
Join us for a beginner-friendly, in-depth exploration into antiracism through the lens of library youth services. Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth, begins in late March and concludes in November. All UHLS library staff members, from all areas of service, are welcome to participate in the project.
For more information see our FAQ. Deadline for registration is March 12.
UHLS Statement Condemning Racism
and Pledge to Help Make a Difference
The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) unequivocally denounces racism
and endorses the
statements made by the
New York Library Association (NYLA) and the New York Black Librarians
the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA),
American Library Association (ALA), and all other library
allies in their condemnation of violence and racism towards Black
people and all people of color.
Acts of racism, violence, and injustice toward one another, particularly
toward our communities
of color, are a stark reminder that we must all do our personal best
to make our own Upper
Hudson Library System community fair, inclusive, and just. UHLS
fundamental mission is and
has always been to help our member libraries reach their full potential
in providing the most
equitable and positively impactful library service to their communities.
A thriving and equitable
public library community benefits us all. To that end, we pledge our
resources, creativity, and
our sustained effort to help build true racial and social justice
throughout our community.
UHLS Board of Trustees and Executive Director
July 8, 2020
for Library Users
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for regularly updated information for UHLS library users during the
COVID-19 pandemic. Includes library account information and online
resource lists and links.
Information for Member Libraries
for regularly updated information for UHLS member libraries (directors
and staff) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes a wide variety of
information and links to support member library efforts and activities.
Library Assistant/Clerk - Circulation (Troy Public Library)
Part time, some evenings and weekends. 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.
Checking out and clearing library materials
Managing fine and fee collection
Shelving library materials
Answering directional inquiries
Opening and closing the building
Other related duties assigned by the supervisor.
Education: high school diploma or equivalency
Experience: no previous library experience is necessary.
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings & weekends.
Salary: $13.57 per hour
Virginia Wescott, Head of Circulation
Troy Public Library
100 Second Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180
This is a civil service position and appointment is provisional. The successful candidates must take an exam when it becomes available.
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