Part Time Senior Library Clerk, Niagara County Community College - Sanborn, NY
Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019

The successful incumbent will be hired on a provisional basis pending the results of the civil service exam for this position that they will be required to take when administered. The work of this position involves the performance of moderately complex library clerical tasks and assisting patrons/students with both use of the library collection and general policies/procedures of the library. This class requires a greater degree of autonomy than Library Clerk, moderate job complexity, and may involve supervisory responsibility. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level Clerk or Librarian. Supervision may be exercised over lower-level staff and volunteers. Does related work as required.

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Part-time Instruction Librarian - Medaille College
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Part-time Instruction Librarian

The Medaille College Libraries is seeking applicants for the position of part-time librarian at the Buffalo Campus Library. The person in this position will work approximately 25 hours per week, with a focus on reference and instruction duties. Developing web content, such as library guides and tutorials is also a key component of this position. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

Applicants must possess an M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively in a team; possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills; and have a strong commitment to service. 

Medaille is a growing, private, four-year, liberal arts-based college in Buffalo and Rochester, New York, serving the educational needs of a diverse student body in Western New York, Southern Ontario, and Rochester through a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs (

Cover letter, resume and three references should be electronically submitted to Barbara Bilotta, Director of Human Resources, Medaille College.  Please refer to to apply. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.  No phone calls please. 

Medaille College invites applications from all qualified individuals.  We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Collection Development Librarian - Buffalo, NY
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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Collection Services Associate

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library 

The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for collection development, all related services and policies; management of library materials budget; and oversight of library liaison program. Ensures access to resources for teaching and scholarship.

• Provide leadership for all collection services; establish, implement, direct, and evaluate collection service programs, policies, and procedures.
• Maintain a collection development plan.
• Monitor curriculum and research activities on campus to inform collection development and share relevant information with liaison librarians.
• Design and manage the library liaison program.
• Collaborate with librarians and faculty to evaluate, select, and deselect materials; make preservation decisions about materials in the collection.
• Assess the library collection; assess collection support for program accreditation, program reviews, and new program proposals.
• Develop and administer the library materials budget; monitor expenditure of funds and oversee all bookkeeping activities.
• Develop and maintain relationships with library vendors; negotiate and review vendor contracts.
• Oversee participation in consortial collections and shared print initiatives.
• Coordinate outreach to promote campus-wide understanding of scholarly communication topics such as digital publishing, open access, open educational resources, copyright, intellectual property rights, scholarly identity, and research impact.
• Monitor and evaluate trends in collection management, digital scholarship, open access, and collection- related areas.
• Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service; model excellent customer service for staff and student employees.
Services or the Library Director.

Required qualifications: ALA accredited Master of Library Science and 3-5 years of collection development experience.

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 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.

Information Literacy Librarian, SUNY Potsdam - Potsdam, NY
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

SUNY Potsdam seeks a service-oriented, intellectually curious teacher-librarian to advance the information literacy goals of the SUNY Potsdam community.

The Information Literacy Librarian will join a team of seven library faculty and six support staff. The College Libraries comprise both the main Crumb Library and the Crane Library, which supports the renowned Crane School of Music. The Crumb Library is located within the Lougheed Learning Commons. This position is an exciting opportunity for a librarian interested in working at a SUNY college known for its professional studies, arts, and STEM programs.

Please see the complete job description, qualifications, and application requirements on our library website or at the Quicklink:


Executive Director, Onondaga County Public Libraries (OCPL) - Syracuse, NY
Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019


Onondaga County Public Libraries (NY)

Create opportunities, empower people, and inspire ideas as the next Executive Director for Onondaga County Public Libraries! The Onondaga County Public Libraries (OCPL) Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director accomplished in building and maintaining productive partnerships, working with local governments, managing budgets, and leading change. Working with an eleven-member appointed Board of Trustees, a committed staff (156FTE), and a $14 million annual operating budget, the successful candidate will provide meaningful, quality library services and programs to 466,000 residents in a socio-economically and ethnically diverse county—over 10% speak a language other than English at home.  OCPL is also supported by the Friends of the Central Library (Syracuse) through its fundraising efforts—the  #1 Public Library Series in the U.S.—hosting  17 Pulitzer Prize winners, a Noble Laureate and Five Poets Laureate. A complex organization—OCPL includes a Central Library (renovated in 2016), eight branches, and two community center outlets—and is also the federated public library system providing services to the 21 independent member public libraries in the county with a total annual circulation that was 3.7 million in 2018. Key opportunities for the new Executive Director include understanding the changing needs of Onondaga County residents; strengthening partnerships and relationships with internal and external stakeholders; developing and implementing a strong staff development program focused on collaboration, trust, integrity and respect; exploring new services and programs for OCPL and its member libraries; and creating additional funding streams.

Our Community. Located in the center of New York State, Onondaga County is home to the City of Syracuse. Syracuse serves as the focus for commercial and business activities and is home to world-class educational and cultural institutions, including LeMoyne College, Syracuse University, and the Everson Museum (designed by I.M. Pei and considered one of his six most important buildings). The City is also home and birthplace of Literacy Volunteers and Laubach Literacy (now Proliteracy). Syracuse has the cultural amenities of a large urban area—a thriving downtown, college and professional sports, world class medical institutions, music and ethnic festivals, parks, and other activities enjoyed by residents year-round including professional theater, opera and symphony (Symphoria). Work commutes are minimal and housing costs are quite reasonable. Located less than one hour from the Finger Lakes region and close to the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls, Onondaga County, home of four seasons, is also a 4-6 hour drive to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Montreal, and Toronto.  Visit OCPL Links for more information about the System and the County.

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the governing Board of Trustees, the Library Executive Director is responsible for the planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of all library services and programs for the Onondaga County Public Libraries-a multibranch system serving urban, suburban and rural populations linked with a common Integrated Library System. This is a leadership position that is accountable for all OCPL functions and performs all related work consistent with the policies established by the Board of Trustees and the laws of the state of New York. The successful candidate will also model a collaborative, positive style of leadership ensuring proper management of personnel and encouraging a climate of inclusivity. In addition to internal collaboration and team building, the Executive Director will be the primary spokesperson and ensure that the Library is successful in partnership development, working with underserved populations, and developing alternate funding resources. Working with member libraries, community leaders and elected officials is a critical part of the position. See OCPL Executive Director Position Description for details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science or Information Studies from an ALA-accredited program; eight years of satisfactory professional library experience with three years of progressively responsible experience in a senior administrative capacity; and eligibility for a NYS Public Librarian’s certificate at time of application for employment with possession of the certificate required at time of appointment. The Executive Director will have a record of innovation, experience with financial planning, budgeting, and reporting, a problem-solving approach with successful results, project management experience, previous work with security issues ensuring a welcoming and safe place for customers and staff, the ability to work well with stakeholders through strong interpersonal skills, and a commitment to the ALA Code of Ethics. Prior experience as a library or library system director, experience with facilities renovation, experience working in a union/civil service environment, and experience working in libraries with diverse communities is preferred.

Compensation: The salary for this position is $106,900 and is subject to increase based upon County Executive and Legislative approval. Competitive benefits include health and dental insurance, NYS Retirement, long term disability insurance, and the opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation plan. 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of August 18, 2019. OCPL is committed to promoting an environment that models and celebrates principles of diversity and inclusivity and welcomes applications from individuals who represent the populations that we serve. OCPL is an AA/EOE Employer


Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Miller Associates

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)


Senior Assistant Librarian: Research and Information Literacy Services, SUNY Fredonia - Fredonia, NY
Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fredonia, State University of New York seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track Senior Assistant Librarian---Research and Information Literacy Services position.  The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, teaching, and assessing dynamic Information Literacy classes and will also actively engage in the marketing and delivery of research services both in-person and digitally.  The successful candidate will be outgoing, collaborative and student-centered with an MLS or equivalent ALA accredited degree at the time of appointment. 

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:

Please direct all questions to Ms. Kerrie Fergen Wilkes, Search Committee Chair, at


Senior Assistant Librarian: Digital Services, SUNY Fredonia - Fredonia, NY
Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Fredonia, State University of New York seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track Senior Assistant Librarian---Digital Services position. The successful candidate will be responsible for envisioning, designing and advancing the library website and other digital services in a dynamic, creative and collaborative manner.  Additionally, they will manage and support our new library discovery platform PRIMO. The successful candidate will develop and manage digital tools with usability principles and user-centered service design.  They will be a collaborative leader with an MLS or equivalent ALA accredited degree with some experience in managing digital tools and systems, and teaching digital literacy skills, preferred.

For complete vacancy announcement, position description, qualifications, and to apply, please visit:

Please direct all questions to Ms. Kerrie Fergen Wilkes, Search Committee Chair, at

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)

Social Sciences Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)


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.