Jobs

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

Director – Baudenhausen Reading Room (Brasher Falls, NY)

The Badenhausen Reading Room is currently accepting resumes and seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Director. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Reading Room operations to efficiently and effectively serve the public needs. We are seeking a candidate with strong communication skills and progressively responsible library service. 20 hours a week with schedule to be determined. 

Qualifications: Must have completed not less than two academic years of full-time study in an approved college or university. 

Salary and Benefits: *$17 an hour, 20 hours a week

How to apply: Interested persons should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter and three references to lmurphy@ncls.org. Questions may be directed to the same address. 

About the library: Formally the Badenhausen Library, a branch of the Massena Public Library- the Badenhausen Reading Room was formed by a group of dedicated volunteers from Brasher, Stockholm and Lawrence. The library was originally formed thanks to an ongoing commitment from Dr. D. S. Badenhausen. The library, located in the former Boothe Hardware Store in downtown Brasher Falls, opened its doors on December 11th, 2014. The Badenhausen Reading Room, operating in the same location as the library, opened its doors on January 3rd, 2022. The Reading Room remains a part of the North Country Library System, which allows access to e-resources and materials from 65 libraries across the North Country. For more information on e-resources and accessing books from other libraries, please visit: https://www.ncls.org.

Link to the job on the library’s website: https://badenhausenreadingroom.org/open-director-position/

 

Post expires on Wednesday February 23rd, 2022

Library Director III – Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library (Watertown, NY)

Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, Watertown, New York, located near Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region of the St. Lawrence River, is searching for a Library Director III. 

This administrative position directs a library chartered to serve the city population of 24,000. The Library is the central library for the North Country Library System and provides services and resources for a large part of Jefferson County. Housed in a beautiful, recently restored historic building, Flower Library serves as a regional cultural center for the Watertown area. The Library operates with a budget of $1.2 million and has an annual circulation of 70,000. Flower Library is a vibrant community center, open 55 hours per week, six days per week.

This position supervises 11 FTE, including four professional librarians in a union environment. Currently children’s and teen programming has been thriving and adult programming is also growing. The Library has an active genealogy department run by volunteers and an accomplished Friends of the Library organization. The Library also houses one of 35 SUNY Attain Labs which provides free courses in technology skills for community members. The successful candidate will be capable of developing strong relationships with staff, city leadership and departments, the North Country Library System, the Friends of Flower Library, and the Library Board of Trustees. Additionally, the Library Director is expected to represent the library and publicize its resources and services at community meetings and events.

The work involves planning, directing, and administering library operations and budgets in accordance with policies determined by the Library Board of Trustees.  The Library Director should exhibit working knowledge of 21st century public library trends, emerging technologies, have demonstrated leadership skills, and be able to provide evidence of forward thinking and successful implementation of new ideas.

Specifics of work activities and required skills and abilities include:

  • Develops long range plans for library service development, evaluating the effectiveness of the library’s services and programs in relation to the changing needs of the community;
  • Reviews, develops, and implements policies for the operation of the library;
  • Reviews and/or develops new procedures for library services;
  • Recommends necessary library services to the Board;
  • Oversees the provision of services offered by the library to ensure efficient and effective implementation;
  • Administers personnel policies and prepares and/or reviews performance evaluations of staff members;
  • Recommends appointments, transfers, promotions, dismissal, and staffing patterns of personnel;
  • Conducts staff meetings to plan and coordinate library activities;
  • Coordinates maintenance planning and implementation, including capital projects, for the library building and grounds;
  • Prepares service plan and submits proposed budget to the Board;
  • Directs and supervises the expenditures of library funds and the collection of library revenues;
  • Recommends and administers policies on the purchase of library materials;
  • Represents the library at community and group meetings;
  • Interacts with governmental agencies and community groups in seeking financial resources for the library;
  • Recommends and administers public relations programs;
  • Keeps informed of professional developments and attends professional meetings.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Comprehensive knowledge of library administration practices; comprehensive knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims, and services; thorough knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; ability to carry out library policies; ability to prepare the library budget and monitor expenditures; ability to train and supervise library staff; ability to exercise leadership and motivate others; ability to comprehend users’ needs quickly and accurately; ability to evaluate situations, meet people easily, and participate effectively in the cultural and intellectual activities of the community; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum qualifications: An MLS from an ALA accredited school, eligible for certification by the New York State Education Department and six (6) years of professional experience in a library of recognized standing, two (2) or more which must have been in an administrative capacity. Experience in a public library preferred. Salary range: $68,425-$86,282 depending on experience. Civil Service test applications are due by February 15th. The online civil service test will be from March 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022.  Resumes should also be emailed to watdirectorsearch@ncls.org by  March 1st. Please see the following websites for more information and to apply to take the test:  https://flowermemoriallibrary.org/ and https://watertown-portal.mycivilservice.com/exams.

Post expires on Tuesday February 15th, 2022

PT Library Aide — Fulton Public Library (Fulton, NY)

The Fulton Public Library is seeking an energetic, flexible, part-time Library Aide to provide the highest level of customer service. The Library Aide will be responsible for conducting basic library materials processing and handling duties, customer service, opening and closing duties, and any other library tasks as assigned.

This is an 18 hour per week position but could include more hours if coverage is needed during the week. 

Schedule:

Monday: 9-5

Friday: 9-5

Saturday: 9-1

Compensation: Starting pay is $13.20 per hour

Duties/Description:

  • Provide customer service and reference assistance at the circulation desk
  • Provide customer service with public computers, fax machine, and copier
  • Perform other tasks in the library as needed.

 Requirements:

  • Strong verbal communications skills and customer service orientation
  • High School diploma or GED

 Skills and Strengths: 

  • Knowledge of computers and information technology helpful
  • Ability to multi-task and perform changing duties as needed
  • Attention to detail
  • Friendly and approachable manner

 To Apply: Please email your resume and letter of interest to fullib@ncls.org 

*Strong consideration will be given to candidates that are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.*

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Link to the job on library’s website: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vh7tjuNXGFNrKsqTJoveHXITPYbS5IVb/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=112181213628856318663&rtpof=true&sd=true

 

Post expires on Monday February 21st, 2022

Library Director – Dannemora Free Library (Dannemora, NY)

Dannemora Free Library is in search of a new library director. The director is responsible for the direct oversight of the library’s daily operations, servicing a community of less than 5,000. 

Daily objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Collection development and acquisition
  • Cataloging
  • Reference services
  • Maintenance of the library facility and services
  • Planning and initiating related programming

Skills and experience:

  • Knowledge of library techniques
  • Ability to carry out library policy
  • Ability to tend to patrons’ needs efficiently
  • Technology skills, including social media experience
  • Administrative experience is preferred

This is a part-time position of 21 hours per week and a starting salary of $15 per hour. Applicants must hold a minimum of an associate’s degree to qualify. 

Interested applicants are asked to send a letter of interest, a resume, and three references to dannemorafreelibrary@yahoo.com.

Post expires on Tuesday November 30th, 2021

Library Manager – Hay Memorial Library (Sackets Harbor, NY)

Hay Memorial Library, located in Sackets Harbor, New York, announces an opening for a Library Manager. The Manager works 20 to 22 hours per week planning, developing, and implementing public library services, including programming for all ages.

Exceptional technology, communication, and social media skills are a must. Creativity, flexibility, and a positive community attitude are key, as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, colleagues, the Board of Trustees, the library system, and local government and community leaders. We encourage innovative program approaches “outside the box.”

Responsibilities include performance of library administrative, circulation, and operational tasks, as well as coordination of events, volunteer development, and participation in long-range planning and fundraising.

Minimum education requirement: Associate Degree from an accredited college or university. Previous library experience is preferred.

Salary and Benefits: $18 per hour

How to apply:

To apply, contact the library no later than November 12, 2021, via email with Search Committee in the subject line. Apply at sahlib@ncls.org with a letter of interest, resumé, and three professional references. You may also send your materials to Hay Memorial Library, Attn: Search Committee, Post Box 288, Sackets Harbor, New York 13685.

No phone calls, please.

Hay Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

You can view the job opportunity and more on the library’s website at: https://haymemoriallibrary.org/

Post expires on Tuesday November 30th, 2021

Library Director – Belden Noble Memorial Library (Essex, NY)

The Belden Noble Memorial Library (BNML) is a rural library housed in a historic building in the hamlet of Essex, New York. BNML is one of 30 libraries in the Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System (CEFLS). BNML holds a unique relationship with the Town of Essex: the Town owns the building and includes a budget line for the Library in its annual budget, but the Library is responsible for raising the remainder of its operating budget. This is accomplished through grants, annual appeals, programs for the public, and fundraising events. BNML depends heavily on volunteers.

Required Skills and Working Conditions: 

A Bachelor’s degree and some experience in a library are desirable. The candidate must have a love of reading and must enjoy interacting with people. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and competency in the use of technology, especially computers.

This position involves prolonged sitting, moderate lifting, carrying, reaching, stooping, pulling and pushing.

Hours and Wages: The position is for 20 hours per week at $20 per hour.

Job Summary:

The Library Director is in charge of the library’s day-to-day operations. The Director represents the library within the community, develops programs in response to community interests, builds collections, implements the library’s budget and works with the Board on strategic planning.

  1. The Director responds quickly to patrons, develops the collections in response to patrons’ needs, and refers to outside resources and collections as appropriate. The Director assists with library computers, use of the online catalog, and print and media requests.
  2. The Director is competent in the use of the software program used to process materials, and develops procedures for the purchase of new print, digital, and audio-visual materials. The Director coordinates with CEFLS to provide a rotating collection and to fulfill interlibrary loan requests. The Director evaluates current and donated materials for addition to collection, book sale, or disposal.
  3. The Director works with the Library Board, local community groups, and others to present programs of interest to patrons of all ages. The Director promotes library programs using the library website, the group email list, printed brochures and flyers, and press releases sent to local newspapers and blogs. The Director creates a bi-annual newsletter for direct mail to patrons.
  4. The Director assesses the need for and purchases technology for the library, including, computers, printers, copiers and routers. The Director offers basic technical assistance to patrons using the online library catalog and databases. The Director maintains the library website and blog postings.
  5. The Director trains and supervises volunteers.
  6. The Director is expected to attend monthly Board Meetings, advising the Board of pertinent issues and giving a monthly report on current goals and library operations. The Director, in cooperation with the Board Treasurer, creates an annual online report for New York State. The Director helps to write grant request and participates in fundraising events.
The Library is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates are asked to send a resume and cover letter to: Belden Noble Memorial Library-Director Search Committee c/o Ecclesine, P.O. Box 309 Essex, NY 12936.
 
For more information, call 518-963-7754.

Post expires on Tuesday November 30th, 2021

Part-time Library Assistant – Dexter Free Library (Dexter, NY)

The Dexter Free Library is currently accepting resumes and seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Assistant.

Reports directly to the library staff and director. We are seeking a candidate with strong communication and computer skills who works well with the public. Duties include shelving, working at the main desk and assisting patrons and staff. Part-time hours are flexible with a pay rate of $12.50 an hour.

Send resume and cover letter to Dexlib@ncls.org

Deadline for applications is 11/15/2021

Post expires on Tuesday November 30th, 2021

Library Director – Dexter Free Library (Dexter, NY)

The Dexter Free Library is currently accepting resumes and seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Library Director.

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of library operations to serve the public needs efficiently and effectively. We are seeking a candidate with strong communication skills and progressively responsible library service. This includes supervising personnel, running library activities, reporting and budgets, following board policies, and coordinating library services. Experience with Workflows, social media and computer skills. Education requirements at least 2 years of full-time study at a college, university or equivalent. Duties include working with children, and a background check is required. Part-time hours are flexible with a pay rate of $25 an hour.

Send resume and cover letter to Dexlib@ncls.org

Deadline for applications is 11/15/2021

Post expires on Tuesday November 30th, 2021