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GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs routine building cleaning work; does related work as required

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is routine and repetitive manual work calling for the efficient and economical performance of building cleaning and occasional minor maintenance tasks. Cleaning tasks are performed according to a well-established procedure, and maintenance tasks are performed under direct supervision is received from a custodian or other superior. Supervision over the work of others is not a responsibility of employees in this class.

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Job Posting: Youth Services Librarian I (part-time)


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.

See the full announcement here.

Albany Public Library
Full Time Available
Senior Library Clerk - Bach

Candidates must currently be in the classification of Senior Library Clerk to apply.

General Statement of Duties:
Under the direction of the Head of Branch Services, performs moderately complex library clerical operations requiring previous library training or knowledge of library techniques. The position involves substantial public contact, assisting patrons with both use of the library collection and general policies and procedures of the library. This class is distinguished from Library Clerk in that tasks performed are more complex, greater independence is exercised and supervision may be exercised over a small staff. A considerable amount of time operating an alphanumeric keyboard is typical. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of Library Clerks, Pages, student assistants and volunteers.

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Library Clerk, part time, Guilderland Public Library

Guilderland Public Library is looking for enthusiastic, customer-service/detail oriented individuals to join our team in our, soon to be, beautiful new library. Responsibilities include working with library patrons of all ages to issue cards, access accounts to deliver or reserve materials, collect payments, and re-shelving materials.

Positions available average 8-15 hours available per week; Schedule includes weekdays or weeknights and weekend shifts on rotation. Pay starting at $13.91 per hour with NY State Retirement.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and two (2) references to Philip Berardi at

Library Director - Poestenkill Library, Rensselaer County, New York

Due to the retirement of the current director, the Poestenkill Library is looking for a new director. Nestled in the rural, rolling countryside of Rensselaer County (population 4,530), this association library is a valued community resource actively supported by its patrons and the town. Reporting to the library's Board of Trustees and supported by the Friends of Poestenkill Library, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the annual budget of $91,920, creates public relations materials and programming, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management.

See the full announcement here.

Help Wanted Library Aide- Part Time

The Rensselaer Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide. This person will work approximately 16 hours a week including one evening, starting in May. 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 can do basic online research. Prior library experience preferred. 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 (Application available at

Introducing Upper Hudson's
Project READY:

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 Caucus (NYBLC), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), the 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

UHLS Information for Library Users

Please check here for regularly updated information for UHLS library users during the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes library account information and online resource lists and links.

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UHLS Information for Member Libraries

Please check here 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.

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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.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Work Schedule:

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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