These are the job openings in the region that we have been made aware of. Please contact the offering organization for more detials.

Connect NY Member Services Coordinator: will work remotely

CNY (ConnectNY), Inc. is hiring a part-time (25 hours per week) Member Services Coordinator. The new employee will work remotely and report to the Executive Director. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Pamela Jones, Executive Director, at by July 15, 2017 to be considered for the position.

Member Services Coordinator

The Member Services Coordinator reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director. The person in this position will work energetically to promote collegial communication and build a sense of community across the member institutions through the development of channels of communication and events to engage employees at member libraries. The Member Services Coordinator will be an integral part of the growth of CNY as new members join the consortia


  • Serve as primary CNY liaison to member libraries regarding services and programs.
  • Develop, implement, and assess a communication plan to engage the CNY community in alignment with CNY’s mission and goals.
  • Write CNY news items, publish to the Web, and distribute across social media.
  • Assist in planning and promotion of CNY events, serving as CNY liaison about these events.
  • Provide support for Committees of the Board and Committees of the Corporation as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Assist Executive Director with daily operation of CNY as assigned.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned


  • Solid understanding of academic library services, and enthusiasm for creating excellent experiences in both physical and virtual environments for all library patrons.
  • Minimum of three (3) years working in an academic library setting or in a higher education consortium.
  • Minimum education level with experience as required above: Bachelor’s degree. Preferred education level with experience as required above: Master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide customer service.
  • Ability and desire to interact with a diverse higher education community of library employees at all levels.
  • Experience promoting library services.
  • Experience with social media applications.
  • Knowledge of public relations and marketing techniques (needs assessments, community analysis, publicity, and display/exhibit techniques).
  • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of CNY.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment and maintain positive working relationships across the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences.
  • Must be able to adapt to changing organizational priorities and to ever-changing technological environments.


Post expires on Sunday July 16th, 2017

Executive Director: Rochester Regional Library Council

The Rochester (New York) Regional Library Council (RRLC) Board of Trustees is in search of a dynamic leader with vision, imagination and enthusiasm to serve as Executive Director.  The successful candidate will be able to build alliances, foster networking and collaboration among various types of libraries, and will promote understanding of the crucial roles libraries play in today’s world. In addition, the Executive Director must demonstrate an ability to advocate and negotiate on behalf of member libraries; demonstrate a commitment to understanding and communicating emerging issues in the library and information field; respond promptly and plan strategically to meet the changing needs of the membership; show proven success working with and reporting to a governing board; and maintain a successful record of human resource administration, fiscal management, and member services administration for RRLC.

RRLC is a multi-type library network serving libraries and library systems in the five-county Rochester , NY region – Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming counties.  Members include all types of libraries: academic, public, school (K-12), corporate, non-profit, and medical. RRLC is a member of the Empire State Library Network, which is comprised of the nine regional library councils in the state of New York.

The guiding principle of RRLC is Innovation through Collaboration.  RRLC enables libraries to better serve their users through dynamic programs, innovative collaborations and shared resources. It serves as a forum for the unified representation of library interests and helps members achieve together what could not be achieved separately.  The Council is especially well-known and well respected for its continuing education series of more than 100 professional development opportunities a year.

The Executive Director oversees an annual budget of approximately $1,000,000 and a staff of 2 full time and 4 part time positions.  The starting salary range is $85,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.  RRLC offers an excellent benefits package including TIAA retirement, health and dental insurance.

The successful candidate must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, and have eight or more full years of professional library experience (post-MLS), at least two years of which shall have been in an administrative capacity, and the ability to obtain a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate  which certifies an accredited graduate library degree and requires 60 hours of professional development every 5 years.

Rochester is located in upstate New York on the shores of Lake Ontario and is considered part of the state’s Finger Lakes region, famous for its scenery and its wineries. The third largest city in New York State, the greater Rochester region is inhabited by a little more than one million people. Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country. The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons.  For more information about Rochester, see Visit Rochester .

To Apply:
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter in PDF format that includes contact information for 3 professional references (including email addresses) to  with “Executive Director” in the subject line. Preference will be given to applications received by July 14, 2017.  Applications sent in any other manner/format will not be considered.

A full job description may be found here.

Post expires on Thursday July 20th, 2017

Executive Director, North Country Library System

Director – North Country Library System

Take a leadership role and assist public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovative service and resource sharing. The North Country Library System seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its next Director. NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State. With a $2.2 million budget and 20 FTE staff, NCLS is a member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries. NCLS’s recently renovated 14,000 square-foot, solar powered headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY.

The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region. The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, education with six colleges in the area, good schools and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations. The Director supervises the department managers and works with the Board, staff and library Directors to align System services with the member libraries’ needs and priorities. For the complete position description, see NCLS Director Responsibilities.

Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity. Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of innovative library technology; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board.

Salary. The hiring salary range is $85,000 – $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information go to
To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume and references to on or before the closing date of June 30, 2017.