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

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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)

 

Reference Librarian (part-time) - Genesee Community College-Batavia, NY
Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Genesee Community College has an opening for a part-time (19.5 hours/week) Reference Librarian. Master’s in Library/Information Science required. Experience in an academic library is preferred. Proficient reference skills, information literacy instruction experience, and experience with the use of current library and educational technologies desired. Schedule may include evening and weekend hours and occasional travel to campus centers. Reliable transportation is required.

For more details and to apply, visit www.genesee.edu/employment/. Applications accepted through July 28, 2019. Please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for four references. GCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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: 

 https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112373

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

 

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:  https://fredonia.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112405

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

Children's Librarian, Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville - Jamesville, NY
Posted: Monday, July 1, 2019

Position Available: Full-time Children’s Librarian           

Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville                    Jamesville NY

Status: Full-time- 35 hours per week; some weekends and evenings

Salary: Based on relevant experience and skills: generous vacation, holiday, and sick-leave package.

Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to wscott@onlib.org

Deadline for submissions: until filled

The Community Library of Jamesville & DeWitt is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and team-orientedchildren’s librarian to join our outstanding youth services team in our beautiful new library. Duties include: planning and implementing services and programs to children and families; collection development, including management of our Discovery to Go collection of STEM kits and equipment; reference and reader’s advisory services , and; development of guides and other learning tools.

See full details and qualification requirements at: https://cldandj.org/about.html#Employ

 

Research Librarian I, Research & Collective Bargaining Services, AFSCME - Washington, D.C.
Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

To view the posting, go to: https://afscmestaff.org/librarian-job

Research Librarian I - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Department: Research & Collective Bargaining Services

Location: Washington, D.C.

Grade:  United Staff Union - Grade 8

Salary:  Starts at $72,447 with union-negotiated wage/step increases.

Benefits: List of benefits <https://afscmestaff.org/job-benefits>

 

To be considered:

Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume to: recruiting@afscme.org. Include the position title, and if you are a current member of an AFSCME Local, in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. However, we strongly encourage applying before June 28, 2019.

Duties, Requirements and Desired Qualifications:

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience, researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests, contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection, and providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center.

Duties:

  • Curates and assembles a daily email newsletter from a wide variety of sources, comprehensively covering key developments in topics of interest to AFSCME.
  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests.
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources.
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency.
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences.
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members.
  • May supervise clerical support staff.
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors' needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs.
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results based on the identified information need.
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools.
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions.
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources.
  • Knowledge of library administration principles.
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies.
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Commitment to AFSCME's mission.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases.
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures.
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues.

AFSCME is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, does not discriminate an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.

Benefits:

  • Full employer-paid health insurance for employee and family, including major medical, hospitalization, prescription drugs, vision, dental and orthodontia
  • Health insurance for domestic partners
  • Paid short term disability
  • Paid long term disability
  • Defined benefit pension plan (jointly paid)
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Full employer-paid life insurance and accidental death benefits
  • 3 weeks earned vacation per year
  • 12 days earned sick leave per year
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Holiday release between Christmas and New Year's Day with pay
  • Tuition assistance reimbursement plan
  • Dependent care assistance plan (flexible spending account)

Union Membership:

Employees filling a United Staff Union bargaining unit position are required to join the union and pay membership dues.

Assistant Archivist and Rare Books Librarian, Upstate Medical University - Syracuse, NY
Posted: Friday, April 26, 2019

Job Summary: Catalogs and maintains appropriate records for the archival, museum and rare books holding. Processes archival collections according to accepted arrangement and description practices while maintaining current and accurate donor, accession and collection records to ensure legal compliance. Actively markets and maximizes the visibility of the Archives and Special Collections department through programming, exhibits, and the development of web content. The Assistant Archivist leads digitization projects for the department, including updates to the NYHeritage platform using ContentDM. The Archivist enhances access to collections through the innovative application of technologies; responds to reference requests from scholars and the Upstate community and assists with primary source research; and conducts tours of the collections; collaborates with and supports departments engaged in fund-raising activities.The Archivist prepares reports, surveys, budget requests and justifications, and identifies and prepares applications for external funding in support of exhibits, programming, and digitization projects. This tenure track position requires participation in scholarly, professional, and service activities; and work with Upstate campus organizations. 

Catalogs and maintains appropriate records for the archival, museum and rare books holding. Processes archival collections according to accepted arrangement and description practices while maintaining current and accurate donor, accession and collection records to ensure legal compliance. Actively markets and maximizes the visibility of the Archives and Special Collections department through programming, exhibits, and the development of web content. The Assistant Archivist leads digitization projects for the department, including updates to the NYHeritage platform using ContentDM. The Archivist enhances access to collections through the innovative application of technologies; responds to reference requests from scholars and the Upstate community and assists with primary source research; and conducts tours of the collections; collaborates with and supports departments engaged in fund-raising activities.The Archivist prepares reports, surveys, budget requests and justifications, and identifies and prepares applications for external funding in support of exhibits, programming, and digitization projects. This tenure track position requires participation in scholarly, professional, and service activities; and work with Upstate campus organizations. 

Minimum Qualifications: ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences, History (Archives emphasis), Museum Studies, or commensurate degree with relevant experience; evidence of project leadership; in-depth knowledge of digitization, restoration and preservation of historical collections; web based content development & development of internet based collection access tools; ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in a complex and rapidly changing environment; proven evidence of supporting teamwork; commitment to a service-oriented library; and an understanding of technology as it pertains to archives and special collections. *Candidates may be considered at a different title/rank and salary based on qualifications. 

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of history of medicine and experience in an academic library; experience with Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, METS, and ArchivesSpace. 

Work Days: Monday-Friday, Days, some weekends and holidays required. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability.

Apply Online Here: http://careers.upstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/493205/assistant-archivist-and-rare-books-librarian

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

 

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.