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

Anticipated Librarian/Media Specialist, Districtwide, Plattsburgh City School District

CERTIFICATION: NYS School (Library) Media Specialist – or in process of acquiring


 Commitment to use of library as a multi-media center for interdisciplinary learning using a student oriented approach

 Expertise in instructional technology integration and the ability to serve as resource for teachers looking to make more/better use of technology

 Use of effective research based instructional practices incorporating children’s literature and differentiated for a wide range of student abilities

 Ability to create rigorous high interest lessons for students grades K-5

 Ability to build, maintain, and disseminate a diverse collection of materials

 Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 Ability to use technology to teach research and other information literacy skills

 Ability to engage and motivate reluctant readers

 Ability to collaborate with teachers and staff regarding curriculum

 Familiarity with NYS standards related to the teaching of library skills

SALARY: Plattsburgh Teachers’ Association Contract


Download application form from website (, and then forward completed application form, letter of interest, résumé, copy of NYS certification, official transcripts (sealed envelope), three current letters of reference and/or placement credentials due no later than April 4, 2017 by 12:00 noon to: Mr. Jay Lebrun, Superintendent of Schools Plattsburgh City School District, 49 Broad Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901-3396

For a complete job description, go here

Post expires on Tuesday April 4th, 2017

Public Services Librarian, Clarkson University

Public Services Librarian:  Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

This position is full-time, and will support teaching, learning, and research at Clarkson through information literacy instruction, research consultation, collaboration, and collection development.

For a complete job description, go here.

Post expires on Saturday May 20th, 2017

Regional Services Librarian, Northern New York Library Network, Potsdam

The Northern New York Library Network, located in Potsdam, NY, a reference and research resources council that supports libraries across a seven county service area, seeks a Regional Services Librarian. The NNYLN Regional Services Librarian is responsible for Professional Development, Digitization, Communications, and Regional Resource Sharing.

Essential Qualifications: 1. Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school. 2. Experience and demonstrable skill in at least one of the following areas: – Professional Development – Communications – Digitization of Research Resources – Resource Sharing 3. Excellent customer service skills, tact, and the ability to work with a diverse population. 4. Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Ability to innovatively develop Network services designed to meet the needs of Network members. 2. Working knowledge of contemporary computer applications such as WordPress, GoogleDocs; Google Sheets; Go-to-Meeting; Adobe Connect; Excel, PowerPoint. 3. Ability to learn and implement new technology applications. 4. Ability to analyze technical and professional problems and recommend workable solutions

Compensation: $50,000=$55,000, depending upon qualifications, excellent benefits including health insurance and TIAA-CREF retirement.

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume and names of three professional references to

Post expires on Saturday April 15th, 2017

Library Technician, Paul Smith’s College

Position: Library Technician
Status: Regular Full-time, Non-Exempt, 12-month
Department: Joan Weill Adirondack Library
Reports to: Director of Library Services

Description: The Library Technician provides customer service support to library patrons and assists staff with administrative duties of the library. Specific duties from the list of responsibilities below will be assigned to each of two Library Technician positions based on the skills and experience of each technician.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as receptionist, providing excellent customer service and assistance as necessary.
  • Assist students and other library patrons with basic information retrieval and computer needs.
  • Train and supervise student employees.
  • Monitor and fulfill Interlibrary Loan requests.
  • Copy catalog new materials as directed by the Cataloging and Electronic Resources Librarian and compare collection against Online Computer Library Center.
  • Serve as periodicals assistant: this includes tasks such as checking in, processing, displaying, compiling bindery orders, and filing claims with vendors.
  • Process all library orders and payments, and maintain account records.
  • Manage circulation desk: this includes overdue notifications, processing overdue materials, administering fines and lost materials charges.
  • Prepare newly purchased books for circulation.
  • Assist librarians with displays and preparation of signage.
  • Follow opening and closing procedures when on duty.
  • Feed and water library plants when college is not in session.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Library experience preferred.
  • Supervisory experience in a customer service environment preferred.
  • Computer competency, including word processing, spreadsheet, and internet technology skills are required.
  • Excellent organizational and office management skills, including the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively with co-workers and library patrons, including faculty and students.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs. for 100 feet and walk up and down two flights of stairs 3 times in 15 minutes.

To Apply:

Applicants must submit a letter of intent, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and must be sent in PDF format to: Mailing address: Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. Faxed to: (518) 327-6161

Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Post expires on Sunday April 2nd, 2017

Senior Library Clerk, North Country Community College, Saranac Lake Campus

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Employees in this class have had prior training or experience in performing library clerical operations or knowledge of them. Persons in this class work under supervision when beginning new procedures. However, once the procedure has been adopted; employees in this class can proceed with little or no additional supervision. Persons in this class may be required to assist in performance of duties listed in subordinate classes. Employees in this class may also be required to train and supervise one or more clerical employees who have no prior experience or training in library clerical routines. Incumbent does related work as required.


ACQUISITION OF MATERIAL: Checks lists with catalog; Searches for simple bibliographical data; Checks order cards with holding and outstanding
orders; Check invoices; Enters accession information; Maintains check lists of serials.

REGISTRATION AND CIRCULATION: Reserves library materials for readers; Maintains inter-library loan records; Registers borrowers; Explains lending rules; Compiles data for statistical reports.

CATALOGING AND CLASSIFICATION: Orders Library of Congress cards; Maintains the shelf lists; Lists added copies and new editions; Records withdrawals and reinstatements; Records transfers; Makes cards for added entries.

PHYSICAL UPKEEP OF MATERIAL: Treats for preservation; Prepares material for binding; Keeps bindery records.

CARE OF SHELVES AND FILES: Revises shelving and filing.

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of office terminology procedures and equipment as applied to library clerical work; ability to operate a typewriter; ability to understand and carry out directions; ability to supervise to work of others; accuracy; industry; mental and physical alertness; neatness; tact; willingness to follow a prescribed routine; ability to get along well with others; aptitude for library work interest in library work; good physical condition.


Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma E either:
A) One (1) year of library clerical experience; or
B) Two (2) years of general clerical experience.

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Post expires on Sunday April 2nd, 2017

St. Lawrence University: Science Librarian

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian. Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library. The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.

The successful candidate for this 12-month position will supervise the Science Library staff, manage the collections, and provide instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences. To do so s/he must be able to work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills. While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of colleagues which engages in the development of policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

The University Libraries 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 technologies, programs, and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
  • Interest and desire to successfully use and support science resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.
  • Degree in the sciences or related research experience.
  • Previous academic library experience.

Interested applicants must apply online at, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

Post expires on Monday April 3rd, 2017