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 – Pulaski Public Library (Pulaski, NY)

The Pulaski Public Library is looking for a dedicated and patron focused individual for the permanent position of Library Director. Pulaski is a community centrally located between Watertown and Syracuse, NY and within five miles of the eastern shore of Lake Ontario. 

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and has the primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. This position has a particular emphasis on patron and community service, and, among other duties, will include the following: 

  • Administering Board policies and making policy recommendations to the Board
  • Preparing the budget 
  • Supervising, hiring, and evaluating personnel as well as training staff and volunteers 
  • Accountability for promoting and evaluating activities, programs, and services 
  • Reviewing and approving selection of all materials for purchase 
  • Participating in professional meetings, classes, conferences and workshops 
  • Working with elected and school officials as well as civic organizations to promote public relations and community outreach 
  • Grant writing 


Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, Associate’s degree preferred. Applicants should have experience in public and customer service. The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, strong technology skills and an appreciation for the importance of public library service in a small community. 

The position begins April 1, 2020, and is based on a 35 hour work week with nights and weekends as needed. Compensation will range between $16-$18 per hour based on experience. Benefits include NYS Retirement and medical insurance. Vacation and sick days as well as paid holidays are available. A background check will be conducted. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three current references to: 

Mr. Roy Randall, Library Board President
4917 N. Jefferson Street
Pulaski, NY 13142 

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


Post expires on Tuesday June 9th, 2020

Engineering and Computer Science Librarian – Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

 Syracuse University Libraries is hiring an Engineering and Computer Science Librarian. The Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) Librarian will be a member of the Libraries’ department of Research and Scholarship and will serve as a liaison to the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The ECS Librarian will provide outreach, research assistance, information literacy instruction, and contribute to collection development. The ECS Librarian will work closely with the college to ensure that Libraries’ services and collections support the academic and research needs of its students and faculty. Within the Libraries, the ECS Librarian will collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about providing excellent service and will work closely with the Information Literacy Program to provide library instruction across the campus.

Syracuse University Libraries supports diverse and inclusive hiring practices, and encourages applicants from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply. See the full post at:

Post expires on Thursday April 30th, 2020

Assistant Library Director – SUNY Oswego (Oswego, NY)

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of “Top Up-and-Coming Schools” in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger’s “Best College Value” for 2015, and a “Best Northeastern College” by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Click here for additional information about SUNY Oswego.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

For Campus Safety information, please click here to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery).

SUNY Oswego is a smoke-free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Click here for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.

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Job Description:

Description of Department: Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, with a liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas. The Library is a member of the SUNY Library Consortium as well as the ACRL Diversity Alliance ( Staffing consists of sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, six adjunct faculty, and fifteen classified staff. The Library is in a time of change, adjusting workflows and roles with a newly implemented library services platform, reexamining our organizational structure in the face of numerous retirements, exploring new ways of engaging with faculty and new campus partnerships, and planning for future building renovations.

Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track librarian faculty position.

Date Posted: February 11, 2020

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefits package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty or click here for a benefits summary.

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

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:

The Assistant Library Director will be part of a three-person leadership team that includes the Library Director and the Associate Library Director. The Assistant Library Director will lead reference, instruction (information literacy and digital literacy) and subject-liaison services in a highly collaborative and collegial environment, and will have a key role in reassessing instruction, reference, and liaison roles to expand beyond traditional models. This is a 12-month, full-time tenure track librarian faculty position with administrative responsibilities at the rank of Associate Librarian.

The Assistant Library Director will also:

  • Provide vision and leadership for initiatives in reference and instruction and associated liaison services, fostering a culture of collaboration and communication.
  • Oversee ongoing assessment of reference and instruction services.
  • Participate in hiring, training, mentoring, and evaluation of librarians and staff.
  • Initiate and oversee strategic planning, innovation, and initiatives in collaboration with the leadership team.
  • Manage all operations of the library in the absence of the Library Director and Associate Director.
  • Teach library instruction classes and serve as a collection development subject liaison, as needed.
  • Participate in research help desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Represent and advocate for the library within the College and the community.
  • Engage in scholarly activities and professional service commensurate with expectations for tenure-track faculty.
  • Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment that respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Assistant Library Director will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science, or the equivalent, from an ALA-accredited program at time of application.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Minimum five years of library experience in post-secondary, academic setting.
  • Minimum two continuous years of experience in managing a multi-person unit of full-time, permanent employees
  • Extensive experience teaching one-shot or workshop sessions in a post-secondary, academic setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with strong analytical skills, innovative problem-solving skills, and a commitment to service excellence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of reference services.
  • Clearly articulated and demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and equity.
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging professional library principles, methods, procedures, and best practices, especially in relation to information literacy instruction and reference.
  • Demonstrated professional accomplishments, growth, scholarship, and service consistent with the Associate Librarian faculty rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with introducing and managing change within a complex, rapidly changing organization.
  • Evidence of leadership and active involvement in the library profession.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, including marginalized or minoritized communities.

Additional Information:
If you have any questions, please e-mail:

Lynne Rhys, Search Committee Chair

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Application Instructions:

To Apply Submit:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications, and specifically how you would take initiative to contribute to diversity, inclusion or equity issues at Penfield Library or SUNY Oswego
  • CV/resume
  • Copies of unofficial transcript (or copy of official transcript) for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  • Contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)

electronically by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

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Post expires on Wednesday May 13th, 2020

 Integrated Library System and Website Administrator – North Country Library System (Watertown, NY)


Integrated Library System and Website Administrator 

The North Country Library System (NCLS) is located along the Black River in Watertown, NY. Our mission is to support local libraries and the communities they serve to maximize sharing, creativity, and innovation and improve the lives of North Country residents at home, at work, at school and at play. We do that by providing shared resources and services to 65 member libraries across Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. NCLS has an opening for an Integrated Library System and Website Administrator to manage our regional library catalog and system web presence. The ILS and Website Administrator:

  • Provides leadership in areas of web and ILS management, configuration, needs assessment and support.  
  • Coordinates development, design and maintenance of NCLS and member websites and administers the Integrated Library System (ILS) and peripherals, supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, reports, external interface functions and public access.  
  • Serves as primary contact with library automation software vendor to fulfill software development requests and enhance functionality, and acts as the interface between the ILS consortium, the ILS vendor and third-party vendors.  
  • Coordinates development, design and maintenance of the ILS with the NCLS Technology and Technical Services Teams and member libraries. Utilizes performance applications and develops strategies for changes, enhancements, testing and upgrades as required.  
  • Completes all routine activities required to keep the database in good running order and proactively explores and identifies ways to improve ILS support and administration.  
  • Works with member libraries to develop guidelines, procedures and documentation that ensures websites and the ILS are implemented in pursuit of best practices and library standards.
  • Participates in local, state-level and national-level meetings, trainings, and conferences when appropriate. Regularly engages in professional development activities. 
  • Assesses effectiveness of current systems, reviews new systems that aid staff and public and recommends changes as needed. 
  • Occasional travel required to member libraries  

Required qualifications: MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited institution or AAS/BS and 4-6 years of library technology experience. Experience managing library catalog systems and web platforms. 

Desired qualifications: Experience with Sirsi/Dynix. Familiarity with circulation, cataloging and acquisitions workflows. Experience writing and running a variety of system reports. Practical familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant tools for data manipulation. Strong written/oral communication skills including the ability to present complex technical issues to internal and external colleagues and end users who possess varying degrees of technical experience. Demonstrated experience with Drupal and/or WordPress platforms.  

Annual Salary and Benefits:

Salary is $50,000-$60,000 based on experience plus generous benefits package that includes membership in the NYS Employee Retirement Plan; supplemental insurance options.

About NCLS

The North Country Library System (NCLS) is one of 23 public library systems in New York State. NCLS is a cooperative system, providing support and consultation to 65 public libraries in Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence counties. The NCLS Board of Trustees has nine members: two representatives from each of the four counties and one from the Central or Co-Central Libraries. NCLS is guided and governed by New York State Education Law, Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and its bylaws. NCLS is an AA/EEO Employer. NCLS has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to  Open until filled, review of applications will begin February 18, 2020. For more information and to access the application please go to:

Post expires on Sunday May 3rd, 2020

Internship – Ticonderoga Historical Society (Ticonderoga, NY)

The Ticonderoga Historical Society has a position available for a graduate intern in public history, museum studies or a related field for summer 2020.
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is housed within the Hancock House, a four-story historic house museum, open to the public. The museum houses a collection of approximately 4,000 artifacts, 7,000 books and manuscripts, and other original materials relating to the history of the Lake Champlain Basin Region. In addition to its exhibit space, the Historical Society engages in an active plan of community outreach, programs and lectures.

This internship allows the intern to work a rotation within all areas of the museum – visitor services, volunteers, exhibits, programs, conservation and the business end of the museum (budgeting, non-profit compliance and board relations). It is intended to be meaningful for both parties and serve as a learning experience for both the intern and the institution.
The internship curriculum is intended to be a 10-week program, but can be easily structured for 8 or 12 weeks.

A stipend of $5,000 will be paid and housing assistance can be provided, if necessary.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume/CV via e-mail to:

Post expires on Wednesday April 1st, 2020

Information Literacy Librarian – SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam, NY)

SUNY Potsdam seeks a service-oriented, intellectually curious teacher-librarian to advance the information literacy goals of the SUNY Potsdam community.

The Information Literacy Librarian will join a team of seven library faculty and six support staff. The College Libraries comprise both the main Crumb Library and the Crane Library, which supports the renowned Crane School of Music. The Crumb Library is located within the Lougheed Learning Commons. This position is an exciting opportunity for a librarian interested in working at a SUNY college known for its professional studies, arts, and STEM programs.

Complete job description, qualifications, and application requirements are available through their campus employment portal at