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Library Director pdf icon, Clifton Springs Library

Part-Time Librarian, Danbury Public Library (CT)

School Librarian, Spackenkill Union Free School District

Public Information Specialist, Albany Public Library

*This is a provisional Civil Service position, which requires a Civil Service exam before permanent appointment.*

General Statement of Duties: Under the direction of the Public Information Officer, this position is focused on coordinating and crafting the library’s social media outreach, coordinating information on the website and assisting with digital content creation, and assisting with other promotion and information dissemination efforts as a member of the Public Relations Department.

Job Description: Create content for social media channels and library website to share information; write and edit information about library for website and mobile app; monitor and report on results using analytic tools and make ongoing improvements; engage library users and target potential customers through social media outreach using interactive methods; promote initiatives and maintain library brand; assist in creation of digital content to promote the library on social media and website; collect and analyze social media and website statistics; make recommendations on how to refine messages and dissemination methods; work closely with Public Information Officer to develop digital and social media content to achieve library’s strategic priorities; and assist Public Information Officer with other promotion and information dissemination efforts as needed.

Required Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of principles, techniques, and tools used in public relations, marketing, journalism, communications, and social media outreach; working knowledge of computer software and applications (Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, WordPress, and other web/content creation/social media platforms); working knowledge of desktop publishing, layout, and graphic design for publications and images; skill in writing and editing communications and marketing materials; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of formats; ability to perform independently and as a team member; and good organizational and customer service skills, attention to detail, and awareness of current library trends.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, English, or communications and three years full-time paid experience (or its part-time equivalent) in communications, media, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field; OR
  2. Graduation from a regionally accredited or NYS registered college or university accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree in journalism, English, or communications and five years full-time paid experience (or its part-time equivalent) in communications, media, public relations, marketing, or a closely related field; OR
  3. Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b) above.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, with occasional evening/weekend hours. Total of 37.50 hours per week.

Supervisor: Public Information Officer

Salary: $43,408 with a generous benefit package

Deadline: Application review to begin on March 2, 2020

Apply to:
Marjorie Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
reinhartm@albanypubliclibrary.org

And, please include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references
  • Three writing samples
  • Three design/image/publication samples

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

Assistant Program Supervisor (Youth Services), Suffolk Cooperative Library System

Library Clerk (Part-Time), Dominican College

Librarian I - Youth Services, Albany Public Library (continuous recruitment)

General Statement of Duties: Under the supervision of the Head of Central Branches, this position at the Youth Services Washington Avenue Branch focuses on providing library services to children ages 0-12 as well as teens and adults.

Classification: Librarian I

Job Description: Provides library service to children, young adults and adults, including story times and other programs; assists in maintaining the department’s collections; promotes use of library materials and services; performs outreach related to early literacy and library service to children and young adults; prepares reports; keeps informed of professional developments; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities: Passion for children’s and young adult literature; familiarity with current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; experience in planning and conducting children’s programming; an energetic approach to outreach to schools, daycares and community partners; excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. The ideal candidate will have experience in preschool programming and promoting early literacy practices. Creativity, singing or musical instrument ability, and the desire to work in fast-paced urban environment a plus.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications:
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.
*Minimum qualifications are in accordance with New York State Education Department Division of Library Development.

To apply for the exam for consideration: albanypubliclibrary.org/employment/.

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

Librarian/Media Specialist, Aaron School

Aaron School is a K-12 special education school located in midtown Manhattan. Looking for a Librarian/Media Specialist in the K-7 division located at 309 E. 45th Street.

Responsibilities include:

  • K-5 Library classes
  • K-3 Technology classes
  • 6-7 Technology classes

Master’s degree in Library Sciences and special education experience preferred. Candidates who are in the process of working on their masters will be considered for the position.

Please send resumes to Beth Fried, Principal at bfried@aaronschool.org.

Youth Services Librarian I (Part-Time), East Greenbush Community Library

Library Assistant (Part-Time), Utica Public Library

Digital Services Librarian, South Central Regional Library Council

Assessment Librarian, Stony Brook University (Re-posted)

Support Technician, Westchester Library System

Summary of Duties

  • Respond to help requests from end users via telephone and e-mail in a courteous manner
  • Perform remote and on-site analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex desktop, server, virtual machine and network issues; recommend and/or implement corrective solutions
  • Install, configure, test, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot end-user workstations and related hardware, software and virtual machines in order to deliver required desktop service levels
  • Manage workstation lifecycle including identifying devices to be replaced, preparing desktop PCs and thin/zero clients for deployment and installing equipment onsite
  • Accurately document work order lifecycle and inventory changes
  • Work with other IT staff to complete administrative tasks on server software including administration of users, computers and group policies in Active Directory
  • Serve as back-up to primary system administrators and web developer

Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science or information systems and at least two years work experience; or six or more years equivalent work experience
  • Excellent technical knowledge of network and PC hardware with hands-on hardware troubleshooting and support experience including a working technical knowledge of current network protocols, operating systems, virtual machines and technology standards
  • Ability to operate tools, components, and peripheral accessories
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation
  • Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Strong customer-service orientation, self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, hand and power tools, and to handle other computer components and ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Lifting and transporting of heavy objects, such as computers, servers, peripherals and other materials
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to operate a large vehicle
  • On-call availability

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply: Send cover letter and resumé to it+jobs@wlsmail.org

About WLS

The Westchester Library System (WLS) is a state-chartered, cooperative library system serving all 38 Westchester member public libraries and the county's citizens. WLS was established in 1958, and is one of 23 public library systems serving New York State’s public libraries. The WLS mission is to ensure that all residents have seamless access to excellent library service regardless of their location.

WLS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Part-Time Queens Borough Outreach Librarian, MyLibraryNYC

Location: Broadway
Travel Required

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Coordinator of MyLibraryNYC, the Part-Time Outreach Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining Queens Library’s relationships with the NYC Department of Education and local schools as part of the MyLibraryNYC initiative. This position will deliver core services to the participating schools during the school year, and requires frequent travel to Queens Library locations and specific Public Schools in Queens. Additional responsibilities include assisting in data collection for MyLibraryNYC, providing training to educators and students on MyLibraryNYC initiatives, participating in community outreach and attending community events. Performs other duties as required.

Outreach and Training

The Part-Time Outreach Librarian works with local schools to ensure all students and educators have library cards. This position provides training to educators and students on MyLibraryNYC initiatives, Queens Library online resources and other topics as needed. The Part-Time Outreach Librarian visits assigned schools to support faculty, students and parents on use of MyLibraryNYC resources and services. The Part-Time Outreach acts as a liaison between schools and local Queens Library locations.

Administrative

The Part-Time Outreach Librarian assists in the creation of promotional and training materials. This position serves as a resource and problem solver for project-related questions from schools. The Part-Time Outreach Librarian provides limited reference and reader’s advisory services.

  • The rate of pay for this position is a range from $25.00 to $28.00 per hour based upon experience.
  • Flexible schedule that may include limited evenings and weekends with a maximum of 17 hours per week.
  • Part-time positions do not offer any medical or health benefits.

Qualifications:

The Part-Time Outreach Librarian requires an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school and must be eligible for the NYS librarian certification. Must have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience working with youth. Demonstrated ability for planning, organization and administration. Strong presentation and programming skills. Significant outreach experience is preferred. Familiarity with the NYC public school environment preferred.

This position requires fingerprinting by the NYC Department of Education.

About Queens Library:

Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library is a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.

Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to Daniel.Nkansah@queenslibrary.org and reference “Outreach Librarian_EXT” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Part-Time Library Assistant (Temporary, 2 positions), Albany Public Library (Delaware Ave)

General Statement of Duties: Works together with other public service employees to provide quality information and customer services to customers of the Albany Public Library. Library employees may be assigned other duties in addition to direct public service

Classification: Library Assistant Temporary

Job Description: Employees in this classification routinely participate in the following activities: assist customers using the public computers including routine computer usage and printing questions, provides directional assistance in the use of library facilities and collections, answers and directs telephone calls, reserves requested materials, and performs various stack maintenance tasks related to the collection. In addition to these routine activities, Library Assistants may also be involved with the promotion of library materials through displays, planning and conducting programs under the supervision of higher-level staff in the department, and providing instruction to the public in the use of library resources and other tasks of a similar nature as necessary. On the job training is provided under the supervision of higher-level staff.

Required Skills and Abilities: The ideal candidate for this position will bring a familiarity with adult fiction and nonfiction, popular culture and current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; aptitude for planning and conducting adult programming; an energetic approach to outreach to community organizations; enthusiasm, courtesy, and a sense of humor in communication with public and staff. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, particularly tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and coworkers, basic computer skills, a working knowledge of general library operations, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, flexibility in work schedule, a good sense of humor, and a positive work attitude. Ability to work as part of a team is a must.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree or 60 college credit hours.

Work Schedule: A combination of day, evening and weekend hours totaling 28 hours per week is required. This position covers a leave of absence from March – May 2020.

Supervisor: Head of East Branch Services

Salary: $18.50 per hour or current salary

Deadline: Until Filled

Apply to:
Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
reinhartm@albanypubliclibrary.org

Executive Director, Gunn Memorial Library & Museum (CT)

Library Clerks (2 positions), Oswego Public Library

Oswego Public Library (Oswego NY) seeks candidates for the 2 open positions of Library Clerk. Part time Library Clerk for 24 hours and Library Clerk Full time for 35 hours. The individual in each position is responsible for helping patrons with the use of computers, assisting the Children’s Program Coordinator in conducting programs, answering phones, registering patrons for library services, sorting materials, preparing materials for processing, straightening and organizing, making photocopies and assisting with data entry. Candidates must demonstrate computer proficiency, provide excellent customer service and be adept at working with a wide variety of patrons and skills.

Minimum qualifications:
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and 6 months experience working in a library or office setting. Documented Volunteer work may be accepted towards meeting paid library/office experience.

Salary range depending on experience ($12.05-$12.25).
Benefits included. References upon request.
All positions are subject to Civil Service regulations.

To apply: Send application, resume and letter of interest stating why you would like to work at the library to:

Oswego Public Library
Personnel Committee
120 East Second Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Review of candidates will begin January 20th and continue until the positions are filled. Applications can be picked up at 120 E 2nd Street or on the library website.

Librarian II, Youth Services (Temporary), Town of Ballston Community Library

(3-month Duration - Extension Possible)

General Statement of Duties: Under the supervision of the Library Director of the Town of Ballston Community Library this position focuses on providing library services to children and teens ages 0-18. Participates in library leadership team.

Job Description: Provides library service to children, teens and adults, including managing a busy Youth Services room; prepares for and conducts story times and other youth programs; assists in maintaining the department’s collections; promotes use of library materials and services; performs outreach to schools and community agencies as needed; oversees a robust summer reading program; and performs other duties as assigned. Responsible for the library supervision in the absence of the Director and Head of Adult Services Librarian.

Required Skills and Abilities: Passion for and knowledge of children’s and young adult literature; familiarity with current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; experience in planning and conducting children’s programming; excellent customer service and communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor.

Preferred Skills: Knowledge of Polaris integrated library system, WordPress, Evanced/SignUp calendar software, Beanstack Reading Challenge software, and Microsoft Publisher.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department AND two (2) years of professional library experience.

Special Requirement: Eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at the time of application for appointment. Possession of certificate at the time of appointment.

Work Schedule: 35 hours a week, including Monday evenings and rotating Saturdays. Expected start of March 2020.

Salary: $25.00/hour

Deadline: Until filled

Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Colleen E. Smith, Director
Town of Ballston Community Library
2 Lawmar Lane
Burnt Hills, NY 12027
csmith@sals.edu
(518) 399-8174

Library Director, Vestal Public Library

Research and Education Librarian, State University of New York at New Paltz

Assistant Director, Pioneer Library System


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