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

Access Services Librarian – Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY)

Position Description and Responsibilities: Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time, 11-month Access Services Librarian, available January 1, 2019. This academic support faculty position is responsible to the Director of Library Services for the library’s Access Services area including the resource desk, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and stacks maintenance. Responsibilities include hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student workers and staff within the Access Services area; creation and maintenance of an atmosphere of excellent customer service; communication of important library services and events to the campus community; gathering and analysis of statistical data and reports relating to the use of library services; and the maintenance of policy notebooks, manuals, and online training resources for student workers. In addition, the Access Services Librarian will collaborate with the Systems Librarian to fully enable library software that impacts the Access Services area, including Alma, Primo, Ares, and ILLiad, as well as assist with the identification of new and emerging technologies aimed at improving and streamlining library workflows. The Access Services Librarian will serve as the liaison to the School of Education & Social Work and the School of Natural & Social Sciences, which includes participation in research desk coverage (may include evenings and weekends); information literacy instruction; and participation in campus-wide faculty responsibilities.

The Access Services Librarian will be part of a service-oriented team of six library staff committed to the delivery of excellent library services supported by state-of-the-art technology. Opened in 2007, the B. Thomas Golisano Library features green technology (LEED Silver Certification), ample computer access, wireless connectivity, innovative design, and varied and comfortable study seating. A student constituency in excess of 1,700 includes resident, commuter, adult/non-traditional, and distance/online learner populations.

 Qualifications: Requirements include a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support and identify with the College’s Christian mission and identity; two years professional-level library work experience including personnel supervision, classroom instruction, and writing goals/objectives; experience with reference and circulation services is valuable. Experience with Alma or Voyager, ILLiad, Ares, and office software is valuable; a second graduate degree in a subject discipline is a plus.

 Application Process: Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required (available at Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and a resume to:

Mr. Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services
Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

For electronic submission of application materials, further information, or a detailed job description, please contact Mr. Ballard at: or call 585.594.6501

RWC and NES comply with all applicable non-discrimination laws and are committed to the enhancement of human dignity and workplace diversity.



Post expires on Tuesday November 13th, 2018

New York State Librarian – New York State Education Department (Albany, NY)

The New York State Education Department has announced the opening of the search for the position of New York State Librarian.  Details of the position are now available on the State Education Department’s website at:

Established in 1818, the New York State Library provides information and library services through its Research Library and the Division of Library Development.  The State Librarian will have oversight responsibility for the library’s operating budget of approximately $12 million, a staff of some100 librarians, para-professionals and support staff, a research collection of more than 20 million items and nearly $140 million in State and federal funding for libraries. The incumbent will recommend legislation and policy regarding libraries to the Board of Regents.

The State Librarian must be an energetic and experienced leader who will help to shape a vision for the State Library and library services statewide.  The State Librarian leads the operations of the New York State Library, a component of the Office of Cultural Education within the New York State Education Department.

The State Librarian serves as the primary representative of the New York State Library and as a representative for libraries and library systems across the state. The incumbent will demonstrate proven leadership qualities, vision and the capacity to execute policy for library services in a rapidly changing information management, electronic and digital environment. Additionally, the incumbent must be able to operate within a complex and dynamic atmosphere and work collaboratively with a broad spectrum of interest groups.

Candidates must possess a master’s degree or higher in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school and at least 10 years of post-degree professional experience such as a director of a major library system; director of a comprehensive university or research library; or in a management position in a state library agency or large public library.  Candidates must demonstrate a record of national or regional leadership, be able to communicate a vision for library services for the future and demonstrate a record of a collaborative leadership style.

The State Education Department will accept applications on an ongoing basis until a candidate is appointed. The position is in Albany, New York and the salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The position is in the exempt class, and the incumbent will serve at the discretion of the Commissioner of Education. Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to The Box number (OCE-1095/22641) of the position must be included in the subject line of the cover letter and email to ensure receipt of the application.

Post expires on Tuesday October 30th, 2018