News and Events Archive - 2021
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 email@example.com. (Application available at Rensselaerlibrary.org)
Job Posting: Youth Services Librarian I (part-time)
Albany Public Library
Candidates must currently be in the classification of Senior Library Clerk to apply.
General Statement of Duties:
Classification: Senior Library Clerk
Job Description: Provides library policies and procedures information to the public at the circulation desk; Provides guidance to patrons on the use of the library collection; Searches for simple bibliographical data using standard sources, ILS, etc.; Reviews filing and other work of lower-level clerical employees; Maintains department work schedules; Assists in inventories; Compiles data for statistical reports; Performs registrations and circulation activities on computer terminal; Maintains acquisition and/or accession files and lists; Maintains correspondence with and notifies requestors about the status of items ordered when received, backordered or cancelled; Operates an alphanumeric keyboard to produce correspondence, reports and library documentation; Enters and retrieves information in an automated information system; Inspects returned library material for damage; Verifies due date and computes and receives overdue fines; Issues borrowers identification card according to established procedures and explains lending rules; Supervises and assigns work to Library Clerks and Pages; Under supervision of Librarian, enters bibliographic data on computer terminal; Prepares library material for circulation; Performs related work as required.
Required Skills and Abilities: Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment as applied to library clerical work; Good knowledge of business arithmetic and English; Working knowledge of library services and practices; Ability to support appropriate computer software used in the library environment which includes internet browsers, office automation (word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database) and multi-media software; Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; Ability to deal in a personable and friendly manner with the public; Ability to plan and supervise the work of others; Ability to operate an alphanumeric keyboard such as a typewriter, word processor or personal computer at an acceptable rate of speed; Ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and strain; Clerical aptitude; Tact and courtesy.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and one (1) year of library clerical experience.
Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is committed to increasing diversity within its organization.
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.
A full job description and more information about the Poestenkill Library is available on the library website. A letter of interest along with a resume and the names and contact information for three professional references may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is May 30, 2021.
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.
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