News & Events
News and Events Archive - 2020

Announcing the inaugural session of . . .


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Upper Hudson Library System

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Are you brand new to presenting storytime? Do you have a little on-the-job experience yet would like to expand your knowledge and have your questions answered? Come learn the basics of delivering an early literacy storytime in this intensive yet fun training. We’ll cover:

  • Creating an agenda with good flow

  • Choosing and using books best suited to your goals and audience

  • Early literacy asides and how to comfortably incorporate them

  • Adding music, movement, and story sharing beyond the book

  • Basic management of group dynamics (kids and adults!)

  • What do I do when . . .

For staff and volunteers of UHLS libraries.

Registration deadline: January 12, 2020.

To register:

CE credit: 4.5 hours

Presented by Mary Fellows and Amy DuBrey, UHLS

See the flyer here


Imagine Your Story . . . DISRUPTED!

Thursday, January 30, 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Schenectady County Public Library

Once upon a time, there was a day devoted to . . . Plan for your Summer Reading . . . Come learn about disrupting and then reimagining the key elements of . . . Take home ideas on making your program all ages and . . . Performer showcase will . . . Learn from your colleagues . . . Dress in costume (optional) if you’re . . . Hilarious jokes to . . . Learning and fun for all . . . You!

Registration deadline: January 23

To register:

CE credit: 5.5 hours

See the flyer here.

Search Deadline Extended

Grafton Community Library
Grafton, NY

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 24 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays. The position requires a candidate who is a team leader who can work together with an experienced staff, the library board, and local community groups. 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 $20,000. A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website, Please send resumes to the Search Committee at by February 3, 2020.

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.

Position is approximately 8 hours a week, and primarily includes 1 evening per week and every other Saturday.

$23.75 per hour

Minimum qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited library school
New York State Public Librarian Professional Certificate
Must be eligible for a provisional appointment as a Librarian I under civil service

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, Rensselaer County Civil Service application and three professional references to:
Ms. Vicki Bucciantini, Business and Operations Manager
or mail: East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061.

Position remains open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on
Monday, February 17th.




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