Employment Announcements

Job opportunities currently available throughout the Northern New York Library Network's region: 


(Updated July 9, 2014)
Technology Instructor (Oswego)  
Library Media Specialist 
Resource Sharing Coordinagor (Oswego) 
Library & Information Technology Technical Services and Systems Librarian (Canton)
Executive Director (Ogdensburg) 

Technology Instructor - Reports to Oswego Public LibraryDirector. * *Note: This position will be filled as a PROVISIONAL Civil Service appointment.  The appointee will be required to qualify for permanent appointment to this position when the next classification test is offered.
Job SummaryThe Oswego Public Library seeks a Technology Instructor to oversee the lab and develop and present programs for the lab and community room. The Technical Instructor will be under the supervision of the Library Director and Librarian.  The individual will work with the Librarian and the technicians of the North Country Library System to address any technical difficulties faced by the library
Distinguishing Features of the Class - This is a technical position responsible for the teaching of technological resources currently available to the public. The incumbent meets with those who have overall responsibility for the program to develop an appropriate course of instruction.  The work is performed under the direct supervision of the Librarian.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of volunteers.
Typical Work Activities - The following is indicative of the level and types of activities performed by incumbents in this title. It is not meant to be all-inclusive and does not preclude a supervisor from assigning activities not listed which could reasonably be expected to be performed by an employee in this title.

  1. Meets with supervisor or administration to develop a technology based instructional program for targeted populations;
  2. Provides group and/or individual instruction on the use of current technology available, such as general computer usage, the use of common packaged software, on-line employment resources, the use of e-government services, etc.;
  3. Researches the internet to keep abreast of current resources available in selected areas of interest;
  4. Maintains detailed records of program activity and makes periodic reports as requested;
  5. May review training programs to assist in determining programs effectiveness;
  6. May provide assistance to library staff and others.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Knowledge of the theory, principles and techniques of general instruction; knowledge of the principles of curriculum development and the evaluation of training materials; knowledge of the use of the internet and basic software packages; ability to plan and implement course outlines and lesson plans; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; personal characteristics necessary to perform the duties of the position; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Minimum Qualifications - Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and two (2) years of work experience in computer skills instruction.  A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Computer Sciences, Information Sciences, or Library Sciences can be used to substitute for up to one year of work experience.  A Master’s Degree in Education, Computer Sciences, Information Sciences, or Library Sciences can be used to substitute for up to two years of work experience.
Schedule and Salary - Combination of day, evening and weekend hours. Salary range $30,000-$31,800 with benefit package.
To Apply - Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send as a word file your cover letter, resume, references and application to cferlito@ncls.org . The position title should be included in the subject line of your email or mail documents to:  Oswego Public Library, 120 East Second Street, Oswego NY 13126 Attn: Carol Ferlito, Director. For more information about the Oswego Public Library and electronic version of the application, visit www.oswegopubliclibrary.org.   Oswego Public Library is an EOE
(Posted July 9, 2014) 


Library Media Specialist - St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES School Library System has an anticipated opening for a Certified School Library Media Specialist to be shared between Edwards-Knox and Morristown Central Schools.  The successful candidate will be familiar with the Common Core State Standards, the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum and emerging educational technology.  This position will require flexibility and creative thinking.  New York State Certification is required. 

To Apply - Please send resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, copy of certification and proof of fingerprinting to Lee-Ann Morgan, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES ESC, 40 W. Main St., Canton, NY  13617.   All applications are due by July 22, 2014. Questions should be directed to: Kelly L. Wilson, St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System Director, Learning Resources Center Supervisor, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Educational Services Center, 40 West Main Street, Canton, New York  13617; 315.386.4504 x 10200
(Posted July 7, 2014)


Resource Sharing Coordinator - State University of New York at Oswego seeks an energetic, innovative and service-oriented librarian to join Penfield Library as Resource Sharing Coordinator. The individual in this position will lead efforts to ensure an efficient, responsive interlibrary loan and document delivery service, and lead active participation in regional (NNYLN), state (IDS, a nationally recognized cooperative) and worldwide lending/borrowing partnerships. He/she will collaborate extensively with librarian colleagues to serve students and faculty studying diverse subject matter on-campus, at off-site locations and online. Additional responsibilities include participation in reference service and collection development. This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Library Director.
Description of Responsibilities: The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
* Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library’s Interlibrary Loan Unit (ILL), including supervision and training of two full time clerks and student workers, goal setting and report preparation.
* Participate in and provide expertise regarding ILL requests fulfillment, including needed troubleshooting.
* Oversee & maintain Custom Holdings
* Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
* Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
* Explore, plan, initiate, and oversee resource sharing innovations.
* Handle initial identification and trouble-shooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software, which currently includes ILLiad and Odyssey.
* Collaborate extensively with a variety of partners, including Penfield Library Coordinators of Library 
* Technology and Collection Development, the Distance Learning Librarian, and Resource Sharing librarians at other institutions.
* Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development, and, optionally, instruction.
* Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
* Contribute to the scholarship of the discipline and service of the library and college, in accordance with criteria for promotion and tenure. 
Required qualifications:
* A Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively adapt to and use emerging library technologies and software.
* Commitment to the continuous development of personal knowledge and skills, including in the areas of resource sharing/interlibrary loan, collection development and reference.
* Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
* Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
* Demonstrated strong customer service orientation.
* Experience working effectively with diverse populations. 
Preferred qualifications:
· Recent work experience in an academic library setting.
· Experience in the area of Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan.
. Experience with ILLiad and/or Odyssey software.
· Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.
- Supervisory experience. 
To Apply: Only online applications will be accepted. Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three current references, and unofficial transcripts to:  http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=48762
Posting Date: April 30, 2014.  Review Date: Review of applications will begin June 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Date of Appointment: October 1, 2014.  Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience. Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. 
Description of Department: Penfield Library is an active partner in the teaching and learning process, connecting members of the SUNY Oswego community with meaningful resources, user-centered services and engaging spaces. The professional staff includes 15 full-time librarians, several part-time adjunct librarians and 15 full-time support staff. Additional information about Penfield Library can be found at www.oswego.edu/library.
(Posted May 8. 2014


Library & Information Technology (LIT) Technical Services and Systems Librarian - St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative and knowledgeable colleague to join a collaborative and dynamic Library & Information Technology (LIT) division as Technical Services and Systems Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries, this librarian will provide leadership for planning, managing, evaluating, and supporting a range of library technical and systems services and operations.
The Postition - The successful candidate will work well in a collegial and team environment, will possess strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, and will have an understanding of the important and evolving role library technical services and systems play in supporting, expanding, and improving access to scholarly resources.  Major areas of focus for this position include managing the integrated library system, overseeing and coordinating technical services operations, keeping current with and exploring technologies which especially impact library technical services and systems, supporting resource description and access activities (cataloging) of staff in a number of library departments, and collaborating with colleagues and staff on Library, LIT, and University committees and working groups.  As a member of the library faculty, this librarian will participate in collection development and have the opportunity to participate in research consultations, bibliographic instruction, and digitization projects.
The Libraries at St. Lawrence support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging educational, learning, and research technologies and initiatives.
Required Qualifications - The successful candidate for this 12 month, full-time position must have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent. 

  • Significant, demonstrated experience with managing an ILS and technical services.
  • Experience with resource description and access (cataloging) codes and practices.
  • Staff supervisory experience (library assistants and student workers).
  • Experience with training and staff development initiatives.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience (2 or more years) with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ILS (Millennium or Sierra).
  • Experience working with other applications, systems, and tools, for example, MarcEdit, Illiad, OCLC Services, Ebscohost, or Serials Solutions (ProQuest).
  • Experience working with a CMS, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and PHP.
  • Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication.
  • Public services experience in a liberal arts college library.
  • Advanced degree in a subject area.

To Apply - The anticipated start date is August 1, 2014.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, along with the names and contact information of three references to:  Search Committee, Owen D. Young Library, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY  13617 or send via email to toreilly@stlawu.edu (preferred).
For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
(Posted April 15, 2014)  


 Executive Director, Ogdensburg Public Library - This is an executive position involving

responsibility for planning and directing the operation of the Ogdensburg Public Library under
the general direction of and in conformance with broad policies established by the Library Board
of Trustees. The Executive Director is expected to shape his ongoing supervision of the Library
to conform to the policies established by the Board. Specifically, the Executive Director’s
responsibilities include long-range planning; policy formulation; program development and
analysis; fund raising; governmental and foundation grant application and administration;
publicity and promotional work; budget preparation and administration; employee relations and
contract negotiation and administration; representation of the Library at local, regional and
national meetings; the care, display, circulation, and expansion of the Library’s collection; and
the administration and improvement of the Library’s building and grounds and other physical
assets. The Executive Director plans, directs and supervises a professional, paraprofessional,
technical, maintenance and clerical staff of 7 to 10 individuals.
Examples of Work - (Illustrative only) - Develops and submits to the Library Board of Trustees a long range program for the development and improvement of the library building, library collection, and library programs;
- In conjunction with the Library Board, determines the annual objectives and program emphasis for the Library;
- Investigates sources of funding and prepares grant applications to strengthen the financial
resources of the Library;
- Develops cordial and sympathetic relations with the public and concerned groups and
- Prepares and carries out public fund raising activities and events to support Library programs;
- Develops and administers a volunteer library worker and support group;
- Has charge of efforts to publicize the Library and its programs through a variety of means
including newsletters, press releases, and radio and television announcements;
- Is responsible for the preparation of the annual budget and capital improvement program and for
supervising the maintenance of all necessary financial records and systems;
- Plans and administers the most efficient and cost effective system for expanding, culling,
cataloguing, shelving, lending and circulating the Library’s extensive collection of books,
periodicals, records, tapes, pictures, and primary resource materials;
- Plans and supervises the repair, maintenance and improvement of the Library Building;
- Establishes and supervises approved Library programs and special activities;
- Represents the Library Board in collective bargaining negotiations with the Library staff;
- Represents the Library at various local, regional, and national meetings;
- Prepares agendas for meetings of the Library Board and makes all appropriate arrangements
related thereto;
In accordance with the personnel rules and procedures established by the Library Board, the
Executive Director hires, promotes, evaluates, disciplines, and terminates Library employees.
Required Knowledges, Skills and Abilitites - Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library administration; knowledge of and ability to utilize public relations techniques; keenly developed administrative skills; ability to meet the public and address groups effectively; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others; ability to conduct an effective employee relations program; ability to participate effectively in the cultural and intellectual life of the community; ability to express oneself clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; openness to new ideas and new ways of doing things; commitment to personal growth and professional development.
Acceptable Experience and Training - Master’s Degree in Library Science, or Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and a Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, and five years of experience in professional library work, two years of which must have been in a supervisory position; or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Special Requirements - Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application for appointment; possession of certificate at time of appointment.

(Posted March 12, 2014)


If you are a library in the NNYLN's region and have a job vacancy announcement you would like posted here, please send your information, including CLOSING DATE for applications, to Communications Coordinator Pamela Ouimet at pouimet@nnyln.org.

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