Jobs

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

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/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 Wednesday December 31st, 1969

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 Wednesday December 31st, 1969

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 Wednesday December 31st, 1969

Library Clerk 2 – Penfield Library SUNY Oswego (Oswego, NY)

Job Description

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The Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full-time Library Clerk 2 position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary

  • $37,507 annually; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Excellent benefits package.

Job duties

  • Perform specialized library clerical activities in support of one or more of the organizational units within the library, including (but not limited to) maintaining and creating online databases; maintaining accounts for individual patrons and/or vendors; processing of invoices and credits; processing check-ins and check-outs; processing reserve requests, assisting with cataloging; assisting in special collections, circulation, interlibrary loan, serials, acquisitions, and/or technical services.
  • Help customers locate print and electronic materials, answer questions, and make referrals to a librarian; provide assistance with using equipment.
  • Organize and maintain the library collection including shelving and shelf-reading.
  • Assist in training newly hired personnel as well as other library staff; supervise and schedule student assistants.
  • Engage in Library-sponsored educational/training opportunities, including opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
  • Perform other tasks consistent with the New York State Department of Civil Service classification standard for Library Clerk 2, Grade 9.

Eligibility

Candidates must be permanent competitive or 55 b/c employees of New York State to be eligible to apply for this position.

Post expires on Monday November 29th, 2021

Library Director – Paine Memorial Free Library (Willsboro, NY)

The Paine Memorial Free Library in Willsboro, New York is seeking a full-time Director (35 hours per week) who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Library. Interviews will take place in October 2021. The position will begin in early November 2021. 

General Attributes of Applicant:

  • Dynamic interpersonal skills that will enable her/him to work effectively and respectfully with people of all ages.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Ability to organize work for efficient use of time.
  • Excellent oral, written, and computer skills.

Library Collections/Materials/Services/Programs: 

  • Studies and plans development of Library Services to meet present and future community needs in keeping with the Library’s mission statement and operating policies.
  • Initiates, organizes and follows through on programs, services, and projects.
  • Develops print and non-print collections, including selection, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal, and disposal of materials.

Personnel:  

  • Participates in the recruitment and selection of Library personnel.
  • Supervises Library personnel and volunteers to create a harmonious team environment.
  • Administers personnel policies and procedures for Library employees and volunteers – including training, development, scheduling, and evaluation.

Professional Development: 

  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in the Library Profession, including technological advances, through professional development opportunities offered by the CEF Library System and other organizations.

Outreach: 

  • Committed to excellence in customer service.
  • Promotes and publicizes the Library’s collections, services, and programs, via print and the internet.
  • Works with volunteers in promoting the Library in the community.
  • Advises, consults, and confers with other libraries, professionals, officials, citizen and community groups, as needed.
  • Serves on professional and community committees, as requested, to advance the Library and the Library profession.

Physical Plant: 

  • Oversees all aspects of the physical plant, grounds, and equipment.
  • Takes appropriate action in emergencies.
  • Purchases equipment and furnishings as needed.
  • Maintains an inventory of furniture, equipment, and supplies.
  • Provides leadership and direction for major development projects, including construction and renovation of facilities.
  • Schedules and supervises contract services and maintenance personnel.

Library Board of Trustees: 

  • Participates in meetings of the Library Board of Trustees.
  • Prepares narrative and statistical reports for the Board.
  • Confers with the Board to establish operating policies and to plan and review the Library’s menu of services.

Reports/Financial: 

  • Prepares administrative reports accurately and in a clear and logical manner.
  • Reviews and evaluates the Library’s services and programs on an annual basis while preparing the Annual Report for the State Library.
  • Works with the Library Treasurer to maintain accurate financial reporting.
  • Seeks out and prepares grant requests to State/Federal agencies and non-profit foundations.
  • Administers grant funds upon award.

Qualifications:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Teaching or business background is a plus.

The starting salary will be commensurate with experience ($40,000 plus) with an attractive benefits package. 

TO APPLY:  Send a cover letter and resume to: painelibrarydirector@gmail.com.

Post expires on Sunday October 31st, 2021