Positions available, Niagara Falls Public Library - Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Niagara Falls Public Library is searching for several  talented individuals to work with us.  Currently we have openings for -

Librarian 1 - Adult Services, 

Librarian 1 - Teen Services,

Two summer students, 

and one library clerk.

For more information:

 

Library Collection Services Associate, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library - Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208
Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019

Collection Services Associate

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

The full time Collection Services Associate is a member of the A.L.B. Library staff.  Under the direction of the Head of Technical Services, the Collection Services Associate is responsible for the creation and maintenance of bibliographic records in the integrated library system.

The work schedule may include evening or weekend hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform copy-cataloging of all formats of library materials to facilitate their identification, access and use.
  • Assist with importing, maintenance, deletion, and quality control of all library records.
  • Catalog and process all items for special projects
  • Stay current of cataloging procedures and trends.
  • Import and process electronic invoices in the ILS.
  • Archive all order records.
  • Track purchases in ILS and college financial system.
  • Reconcile purchases via Centre Suite.
  • Execute fund adjustments, allocations, budget transfers, check requests, I-Docs, and requisitions in ILS and college financial system.
  • Complete annual fiscal closing of all funds.
  • Edit and batch-print labels.
  • Staff library service desk as scheduled.
  • Exhibit a commitment to support the Canisius College and A.L.B. Library mission, vision, goals, and objectives.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least one year of directly related work experience.
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems, preferably Sierra/Millennium.
  • Knowledge of Banner, and Microsoft products; and the ability to learn additional programs.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with various constituencies including: students, faculty, administrators, and visitors.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well within a team environment and independently.
The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.
 
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.
 
To apply, go to https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/employment-canisius. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 
 
Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.                
 
Compensation and Benefits:
 
This is a full-time, 12-month hourly position. Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time employee’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees with contribution from College after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave.  Tuition benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.
 
Advertised: 28 Mar 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled
Hospital Library Services Program Manager, Southeastern NY Library Resources Council - Highland, NY
Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Southeastern NY Library Resources Council is hiring a Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) Manager. The HLSP Manager is a professional librarian position that plays a crucial role in the delivery of services to hospital libraries in the Southeastern region. Responsibilities include: providing library services to member hospitals; managing content on hospital library websites; purchasing and managing electronic resources; contributing to a positive work environment; and effectively communicating with members, partners, and staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•    Manage cooperative subscriptions and access to electronic resources for participating hospitals
•    Serve as consultant to hospital library managers in the following areas:
    o    Reference and research services
    o    Collection development and access
    o    Resource sharing
    o    Marketing and training in library services and collections
•    Provide contractual services (VITAL Staffing) to member hospitals without librarians
•    Manage content on the hospital library websites maintained by Southeastern
•    Market and promote HLSP services to member hospitals
•    Manage the Medical Information Services Program (MISP)

Required Qualifications
An MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited degree program.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Experience in health science libraries
•    Knowledge of electronic resource management

Other Skills and Abilities
•    A thorough knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, goals, and services
•    Excellent communication skills
•    The ability to become familiar with the unique relationship between libraries and library systems in New York State

Salary and Benefits
This is a part-time position, with the potential for it to become full-time. The starting salary is $37,000 for 25 hours per week. Southeastern offers partial benefits to part-time employees.

About Southeastern
Southeastern facilitates resource sharing, information access, and professional development for a diverse membership that includes academic, school, public, special, and hospital libraries, as well as cultural heritage organizations. Southeastern’s service area includes eight Mid-Hudson Valley counties: Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Rockland, Columbia, and Greene.  Southeastern’s headquarters is in Highland, NY, just minutes away from the NYS Thruway.

To Apply
Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references all in a single PDF to position@senylrc.org with the subject line: Hospital Library Services Program Manager. Applications will be reviewed upon submission. The position will remain open until filled, preferably by or before June 14, 2019.

Riverrun Special Collections Internship - Central Library - 1 Lafayette Sq, Buffalo NY 14203
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Description:

Under the direction of the Special Collections Manager and Rare Book Curator/Local History Librarian, the intern will conduct research on one of the B&ECPL Grosvenor Room collections listed below. Research may include history and provenance of the collection, significance of the collection locally and beyond, and value and importance of the collection to the Library, monetarily and/or culturally. Items that would enhance or round out the collection may also be identified.

The intern shall conduct two (2) public presentations on the completed research and the collection. At least one of the presentations will be held at the downtown Central Library. In addition, the intern shall submit a written report, for archival public information purposes. 

Research and presentation(s) shall be completed over the course of June, July and August. It is anticipated the intern will work 12 hours per week for a period of 10 weeks. There may be some flexibility in the scheduling process. 

 Compensation: $2,000

 Collections:

  •          Zorah Berry Collection – Buffalo impresario who brought many important musicians, (Rachmaninoff, Heifetz, etc.) to Buffalo from the 1920s to late 1950s. Study would include the Zorah Berry Scrapbook Collection, Buffalo Programs and Zorah Berry Music Series and photo collection.

 

  •          Censorship of The Grapes of Wrath—Library archives contain copies of newspaper clippings and correspondence regarding Head Librarian Alexander Galt’s decision in 1939 to ban The Grapes of Wrath. Study will examine this decision in the historical context of censorship and in relation to the Library’s ownership of the manuscript of Huckleberry Finn.

 

  •          J. J. Lankes Letters Collection – The son of local woodcut artist, J. J. Lankes bequeathed to the library over 1,000 letters. Containing both personal and business-related correspondence, the collection has been archivally processed, but begs for reading and study to learn more about Mr. Lankes and the business side of being a successful woodcut artist.

 

  •          Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) Contributions to B&ECPL – The WPA employed displaced musicians, artists, writers and actors in literacy-related institutions including libraries during the depression. Many were assigned to work at the Grosvenor and Buffalo Public Libraries between 1935 and 1940ish. Study would include an accounting of all WPA contributions to the Buffalo libraries.

 Requirements:

  •          Current Graduate student in a Humanities or Social Sciences field, such as Literature, History, Art, or Library Science
  •          Excellent research skills
  •          Excellent organizational and computer skills
  •          Detail oriented
  •          Excellent communication skills - oral and written
  •          Self-motivated and ability to work independently

 

The candidate must submit a resume and an essay, not to exceed two pages, expressing their interest in an internship of this nature, which collection they would choose to research and why.

Please submit resume and essay to hr@buffalolib.org by April 26, 2019.

Cataloging Librarian, Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, Canisius College - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cataloging Librarian

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library 

The part-time Cataloging Librarian is a member of the A.L.B. Library staff.  Under the direction of the Librarian, Head of Technical Services, the Cataloging Librarian is responsible for original and complex copy-cataloging and other record maintenance within the library’s integrated library system and other library and college systems.

Position: This is a part-time position. Approximately 15 hours per week. The schedule is flexible and may include evening or weekend hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide original and complex copy-cataloging of all formats of library materials to facilitate their identification, access and use.
  • Assist with importing, maintenance, deletion, and quality control of all library records, including bibliographic, authority, vendor, order, check-in, and holdings records.
  • Work with Collection Services Coordinator and Librarian, Head of Technical Services to optimize departmental workflows.  
  •  Stay current of cataloging procedures and trends.
  • Compile year-end statistics for Cataloging.
  • Staff library service desk as scheduled.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service; model excellent customer service for student employees.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for patrons while handling their questions or concerns in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Exhibit a commitment to support the Canisius College and ALB Library mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Library Director or direct supervisor.

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s in Library Science and at least 1 year of directly-related library work experience.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with various constituencies including: prospective students, current students, their families, general public, faculty, administrators.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well within a team environment and independently.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft products and the ability to learn additional programs.
  • Experience with Sierra/Millennium or other integrate library system desired.
  • Knowledge of Banner desired.
  • Supervisory experience desired. 

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/employment-canisius. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.

Employment Opportunities at SUNY Buffalo Libraries - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

The University at Buffalo Libraries are currently recruiting for two faculty positions and three professional staff positions. We are looking for skilled, passionate individuals to join us in making the University Libraries a center of energy and innovation on campus. You can expect to learn continuously in a rapidly changing academic landscape. We will help you be successful by providing training/mentoring and professional development opportunities. Interested candidates should apply through the UB Jobs online applicant tracking system using the posting links below.

Sciences Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/18899

Social Sciences Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/18905

Collections Strategist & Resource Access Librarian (Senior Staff Assistant, SL-3) http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/18906

Web Application Developer (Lead Programmer-Analyst, SL-3) http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/18908

Resource Sharing-Delivery+ Assistant (Instructional Support Associate, SL-2) http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/18932

 

The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Library Director, Mary E. Seymour Memorial Free Library, Stockton and Cassadaga Branch Library - Cassadaga, NY
Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Library Director serves as the library’s primary public representative in the community. The Director develops programs, organizes, manages and promotes the services of the library. The work will involve carrying out library policies as determined by the Library Board of Trustees and standard library practices.  The Director will work with the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System (CCLS) in planning and implementing best practices for the Stockton/Cassadaga/Pomfret population.
 
The Director will be the working supervisor of  library staff and volunteers.  She/he will report to the Board of Trustees.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Record daily library usage and circulation. Submit a monthly report to the Board of  Trustees.  Compile the Annual Report for CCLS and NY State.
  • Select library materials for acquisition based on knowledge of patron preferences, current trends, popular titles and CCLS recommendations.
  • Assure processing of new materials is completed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a data base of  library materials and  patron  lists.
  • Manage Interlibrary Loan materials.
  • Assist patrons in selecting materials .Guide patrons in the use of computers,tablets and the  Internet and social media.
  • Provide an organized office environment. Pick up and process mail (USPS and  email).
  • Maintain an orderly filing system and recording procedure.  Assist patrons using the copier and  fax.
  • Assist the Library Board Treasurer in creating a yearly budget.
  • Supervise library personnel and volunteers .  Provide a clear calendar of events, work schedules and duties.
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees , System workshops and the annual meeting of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System.
  • Organize library programs(i.e. Summer Reading, Story Hour and other topicsof community interest).
  • Seek and apply for grants as they are offered.
  • Promote and maintain community contacts in order to understand the needs of the population  served  by the library.
 
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A general knowledge of basic library procedures.
  • Willingness to provide an open, welcoming environment in the Library.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Consistently use tact and courtesy dealing with patrons.
  • Interest in learning best library practices, current trends and techniques.
  • Proficient communication skills(writing, speaking, listening).
 
COMPENSATION:
The Library Director works a flexible 20 hour week.  The hourly rate is $16.
 
To Apply:  Upload a letter of interest and resume to:  seymourlibrary@cclslib.org
Library Assistant I - James Prendergast Library - Jamestown, NY
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019

The James Prendergast Library located in Jamestown, NY seeks an energetic, knowledgeable, service-oriented individual to provide public desk assistance in person (and phone) for 20 hours per week. This minimum wage position is primarily evening and Saturday coverage.

 Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication
  • Ability to use computers and basic technology
  • Ability to work with others in a collaborative environment as well as work independently
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Desirable:

  • Public library experience
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office desktop applications
  • Strong problem solving skills

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply via email with a cover letter and resume to agreene@cclslib.org

Librarian I - Full Time (35hr/wk), Niagara Falls Public Library, Lasalle Branch - Niagara Falls, NY
Posted: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Passionate about the future of libraries? Passionate about our Niagara Falls community? Looking to make a difference in the world? This might be the job for you.

The Niagara Falls Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Librarian 1.   Under the supervision of the Head of Reference Services of the Niagara Falls Public Library, this position at the Lasalle  Branch focuses on providing library services to adults and researchers alike. Provides library service to visitors of all ages, including managing an active suburban branch; prepares for and conducts programs; assists in maintaining the branch’s collections; promotes use of library materials (both physical and online) and services; performs outreach to community agencies as needed. May occasionally require scheduled shifts in our Main Branch. For complete job specifications, visit www.niagarafallspubliclib.org/Pages/Employment.html

 

Minimum qualifications are:

  • Knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  • Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.  
  • Must have applied for New York State Public Librarian Certification at the time of appointment.

Desirable qualification:

  • Knowledge of teen literature and teen programming

Classification: Librarian I – Civil Service

This is a Training & Experience Rated exam.  To be eligible for examination, candidates must have been legal residents of Niagara County or Erie County for a period of at least one (1) year immediately preceding the last date for filing for the exam.

Candidates must submit verifiable proof of MLS to demonstrate minimum qualifications (transcripts or copy of degree).

Candidates who already possess a NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate must provide copy of Certificate or number of Certificate and date issued.

Compensation:

Hiring salary for this full time position is $37,094.33  per annum with excellent benefits including New York State retirement; medical/ dental / vision insurance; and paid vacation and sick leave.  The schedule will consist of daytime, evening and weekend shifts totaling 35 hours per week.

To apply please submit a meaningful letter of interest addressing each minimum qualification and a resume to spotwin@nioga.org  Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS  to:

Mrs. Sarah Potwin

Executive Library Director

Niagara Falls Public Library

1425 Main Street

Niagara Falls, NY 14305

 

Review of applicants will begin March 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The Niagara Falls Public Library (NFPL) is composed of two branches, the Main Branch  on Main Street and a second branch in Lasalle area to serve all Niagara Falls citizens . NFPL insures the public's right to free access, participates as the Central Library in  economical resource sharing through the Nioga Library System, and promotes professional library services while fostering partnerships with all 22 Nioga member libraries, local government and other community organizations.

 

Reference Librarian - Part Time, Canisius College - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Friday, March 1, 2019

Reference Librarian

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

The part-time Reference Librarian is a member of the ALB Library staff.  Under the direction of the Public Services Supervisor the Reference Librarian is responsible for active participation in the development and provision of a full range of reference, research, instructional resources and user services offered by the library.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference assistance to college students, faculty, staff, alumni and visiting patrons.
  • Create, manage, assess and instruct patrons in the use of resources, tools, and services.
  • Advocate for information literacy across campus and its application to teaching, learning, academic libraries, and higher education.
  • Work with other librarians to provide reference and instruction services within identified courses, develop instructional materials, assess both instructor needs for support and student learning and establish best practices.
  • Work with Public Services Supervisor to foster retention efforts through service to students.
  • Coordinate resource-sharing initiatives including Interlibrary Loan, ConnectNY and AcademicSHARE/InfoPass.
  • Supervise and train staff and student employees, oversee purchase on demand, liaison work with participating libraries, billing, revising and enforcing policies, and informing staff of related policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in the Library Liaison Program.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service; model excellent customer service for support staff and student employees.
  • Interpret library policies and procedures for patrons while handling their questions or concerns in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Exhibit a commitment to support the Canisius College and ALB Library mission, vision, goals, and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Library Science and at least 1 year of directly-related library work experience.
  • Professional demeanor and ability to work effectively with various constituencies including: prospective students, current students, their families, general public, faculty, administrators.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to work well within a team environment and independently.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft products and the ability to learn additional programs.
  • Knowledge of Banner desired.
  • Supervisory experience desired.

Position: This is a part-time position.  The work schedule includes evening/night and weekend hours until 2:00 a.m. some nights. Approximately 20 hours per week.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to https://www.canisius.edu/about-canisius/employment-canisius. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.                

 

Research Initiatives Librarian, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester - Rochester, NY
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The River Campus Libraries (RCL) seeks a creative and collaborative librarian to help grow the new Research Initiatives portfolio. Reporting to the Director of Research Initiatives, this role provides domain expertise, leadership, and support for research impact, open scholarship, and scholarly communication projects.

In close collaboration with the Director of Research Initiatives, the incumbent will design services, and tools to innovate RCL’s research support programs and lead initiatives to empower faculty and students to mobilize knowledge in new ways. Leveraging robust data analysis and programming skills, the incumbent will also develop projects to capture and demonstrate the impact of the University's research enterprise, and act as a resource for library staff and campus colleagues seeking creative approaches to research support.

Key responsibilities of this role include:supporting programs and services to increase the dissemination and impact of university research, bibliometric analysis and data visualizations, applying technologies to support library research initiatives, and fostering a dynamic and collaborative research environment that encourages scholarly engagement, inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Research Impact 40%

  • With the Director of Research Initiatives, lead projects to measure and accurately represent the University’s research enterprise
  • With support from student employees, create dashboards, models, and data visualizations to monitor, communicate, and assess bibliometric indicators, and related campus research activities
  • Promote and assess research impact and scholarly communication services focused on scholarly profile management, broader impacts, and open research practices
  • Remain current on trends and issues in university rankings and faculty research impact

Innovating Research Support: 30%

  • With the Director of Research Initiatives, collaborate with RCL departments to prototype and develop projects that transform how the library collects, showcases, and shares research materials and university research outputs
  • Supports collaborations with library and campus colleagues to enable faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to experiment with research practices and new methods of scholarly communication

Knowledge Mobilization 20%

  • Contribute towards initiatives that encourage and enable broad dissemination and sharing of faculty research outputs
  • Provide training, support, and expertise on existing and emerging research tools and workflows, with an emphasis on open and reproducible practices
  • Remain current on trends and issues in digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and open scholarship.

Miscellaneous Duties: 10%

  • Maintain currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
  • Participate in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and events
  • Maintain professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and campus constituencies
  • Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required:

  • Post-graduate degree in the field of library and/or information science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution
  • Demonstrated ability to discover, and quickly become competent using, new technologies, software, and devices; willingness to explore the use of innovative technologies with a high tolerance for risk, ambiguity, and failure
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and abilities, and comfortable working collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to form strong, collaborative connections
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Self-starter who is flexible, creative, and open to new challenges
  • Strong commitment to diversity

Preferred:

  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: data visualization, research impact metrics, computer programming, or scholarly communication

Nomination Committee

Lauren Di Monte, Director of Research Initiatives (Chair) RCL

Adrienne Canino, Outreach Librarian for Science and Engineering, Data Science, Earth and Environmental Science, RCL

Maggie Dull, Head of Metadata Strategies, RCL Denise Dunham, Senior Data Analyst, RCL

Linda Hasman, Assistant Director, Research & Clinical Information Services, Miner Library

Gebri Mishtaku, Undergraduate Student Resources RCL

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE

When applying online, please submit your resume and cover letter as one pdf document. Visit the University of Rochester's HR site and search for Job ID: 213283 Application review will begin February 25th.

The position will remain open until filled.

If you have questions or need more information about the position email: RCLHR@library.rochester.edu

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer: EOE Minorities / Females / Protected/ Veterans / Disabled

 

Library Director, Delevan Yorkshire Public Library
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Delevan Yorkshire Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve in a part time position of no more than thirty hours a week as Library Director.  This person will need creative abilities to expand use of our current library services, to develop new ones as needed and to actively promote the Library’s presence and importance in our community.   Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills are necessary.  A good knowledge of modern library policies, procedures and services, and a broad knowledge of the use of technology (in house and more widely in the library world) are also necessary.  Participation in local, regional, state and national professional library groups is expected. 

The Library Director will report to the Board of Directors.  Director’s duties will include expanding and managing the Library’s collection; supervision, hiring and training of staff and volunteers; strategic planning and goal setting; policy writing and its implementation; budget preparation and oversight of expenditures and revenue tracking; facility management; preparing a variety of reports; grant writing and keeping and maintaining records.

A Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of related experience are required.  More education is preferred.

To apply, please submit a letter and resume to delyorkpublib@yahoo.com.  Additionally, applications will be accepted by USPS.  Please send paper copies to:

Attention: Search Committee
Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library
POB 185
Delevan, NY 14042

Director of Library Services, Arnot Health - Elmira, NY
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Arnot Health is seeking a knowledgeable, driven individual to join our Library Services and Education team. The Director of Library Services supervises all facets of the library service including planning, facilities, collections, services, and budget.

The duties for this position include:

  • Provides reference service to library users, including online searching in National Library of Medicine databases, internet and other online databases and services as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Graduate Medical Education, through the provision of reference services, literature searching, obtaining of articles, as well as monograph and journal collection development supports the knowledge-based information needs of our medical students and Resident Physicians, Program Directors, Core Faculty and medical staff.
  • Selects, acquires and maintains a collection of current print and electronic resources according to a selection policy appropriate to the needs of the hospital.
  • Processes interlibrary loan requests for the borrowing and lending of all types of library materials and obtains materials on interlibrary loan. Maintains cooperative relationships with regional libraries and networks.
  • Consults with the Vice President for Medical Affairs and Medical Group President, School of Nursing Library Committee and School of Radiologic Technology regarding library facilities, resources, policies, and services. Serves as Chairman of the School of Nursing Library Committee.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the library. Provides orientation program to new nursing, radiologic technology students, medical students, residents, and fellows. Offers orientation to new faculty and physicians. Produces library orientation pamphlet for new hospital employees.
  • Prepares and is responsible for adhering to the library budget. Keeps expenditure records for books, journals, and electronic resources acquired for the School of Nursing, Medical Staff and for the Medical Center.

Education Requirements: 

Graduation from an accredited library school with a Masters in Library Science. Courses in Medical Librarianship and Medical Bibliography, and certification by the Medical Library Association is desirable.

Experience Requirements: 

One year experience, or an equivalent combination of course work and experience. Knowledge of online systems and microcomputers.

Apply here. (Note: Click on Arnot Ogden Medical Center; Management/Professional; Director of Library Services.)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.