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Part-Time Library Clerk – NCCC Saranac Lake Campus

CSEA Clerk Position
Jurisdictional Class: C
Part-time positions: NC .
Location: All Jurisdictions
Fr. Cty. Grade: 3
Date: 6/14/16 .

Part-Time Library Clerk

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work is primarily of a routine nature and involves the performance of standardized clerical tasks. Although detailed instructions are given for new or difficult assignments and procedures are rather definitely fixed, employees must exercise independent judgment in applying them to specific cases. Alertness and willingness to learn and prepare for assignments of progressively increasing difficulty are essential attributes for employees in this title. The work is performed under direct supervision. The incumbent does related work as required.

Sorts, indexes, and files mail, bills, requisitions, ledger cards and other material;
Pulls material from files, makes simple file searchers and maintains charge-out records;
Issues and records applications, licenses and permits;
Collects fees and accounts for monies received;
Checks reports and records for clerical accuracy and completeness;
Maintains various ledgers, spreadsheets, etc.;
Answers telephone and gives out routine information;
Maintains time records and payroll data;
Makes arithmetical computations and compiles simple statistical reports.
May operate various office equipment such as: computer, typewriter, copier, mailing machine, etc.;

FULL PERFORMANCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; working knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to get along well with others; ability to write legibly; clerical aptitude; mental alertness; neatness; accuracy; tact and courtesy.

A. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma; or
B. One year of clerical experience.

Completed Franklin County Civil Service application (Application-for-Exam-or-Employ-Rev-1-18-16) and letter of interest should be sent to:

Director of Human Resources
North Country Community College
23 Santanoni Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Post expires on Tuesday July 30th, 2019

Systems Librarian – St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)

Systems Librarian

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership and support for all aspects of the implemented web discovery platform, ILS, and other related library systems
  • Engages students, faculty, and staff in regard to their utilization of library systems with the goal of optimizing user experience and accessibility
  • Stays current with new technologies as applied to digital library platforms and works with appropriate LIT staff to implement upgrades and new technologies.
  • Works with the Technical Services and Public Services staff and Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian regarding configuration and operational support for acquisitions and resources management functions within the Library’s ILS
  • Works with the Director of Research & Digital Scholarship Initiatives on technology platforms supporting the library and our digital collections
  • Provides support, documentation, and training to other Librarians and staff working with component parts of the supported library systems as needed
  • Stays current with developments in cataloging, bibliographic discovery, description and subject analysis, metadata standards
  • Interfaces with external vendors support personnel and with colleagues from other academic institutions on consortia projects and initiatives.
  • Evaluates with other librarians the effectiveness and efficiencies of existing library platforms/systems in support of desired configuration, layout, and design of library web resources
  • Participates in instruction and research services to gain further insight into users’ practical experience with library discovery tools

General Library Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Participates in LIT and Library planning initiatives and in establishing and evaluating goals, objectives, and priorities
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates any staff that may report to the position
  • Serves on university-wide committees, task forces, or study groups as desired or needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree or equivalent graduate degree and relevant experiences
  • Experience, or demonstrated interest in managing ILS and discovery platforms


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. ILS (Sierra)
  • Experience working with other applications, systems, and tools, for example, Illiad, OCLCServices, Ebscohost, or Serials Solutions (ProQuest)
  • Experience working with a Content Management Systems, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and PHP.
  • Demonstrated Practical experience/familiarity with cataloging and metadata structures and relevant tools for data manipulation
  • Familiarity with trends in scholarly communication
  • Experience working in an academic library is desired, an academic library in a small liberal arts college is a plus
  • Experience with staff supervision, training and development (namely, library assistants and student workers)


General Information:

  • Interested and qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, resume, and a statement in which you address how you will support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application.
  • Professional reference contact information should be provided in the application form.
  • 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.


Access Services Librarian – Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego (Oswego, NY)


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, and is a member of the SUNY Library Consortium as well as the ACRL Diversity Alliance ( Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas. The Library is evolving, currently in the process of exploring future campus partnerships, reexamining its organizational structure, and migrating to a new library services platform.

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, available at 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 Senior Assistant Librarian position.

Posting Date:

February 15, 2019

Review Date:  

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

Benefit Information:  

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

Date of Appointment:  As soon as possible

Description of Responsibilities:

The Access Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) will

  • Lead and manage the processes and operations of the access services unit, including circulation, course reserves, and stacks management.
  • Serve as the expert for the access services components of the library system.
  • Assess these processes and operations, and prepare reports in order to (a) improve efficiency or the user experience (b) promote and improve the use of library collections and resources, and (c) communicate the work of the department to the library and/or college as a whole.
  • Design, implement, and participate in initiatives to advance the work of the access services unit, in collaboration with library colleagues. Current initiatives include migrating to a new library services platform, expanding reserve holdings of textbooks and other course materials, and staff professional development.
  • Directly supervise one senior library clerk, who oversees a unit of 5 full-time clerks plus student workers.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

In addition, the Access Services Librarian will be expected to demonstrate the potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program by time of appointment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.
  • Two years of experience in a full-time position, supervising permanent employees (not necessarily in a library setting).
  • Outstanding organizational skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team.
  • Experience in access services (student or clerical work acceptable).
  • Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the Alma library services platform.
  • Experience supervising student workers.
  • Experience migrating to a new library management system.
  • Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Sharona Ginsberg, Search Committee Chair

(315) 312-3544

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

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Instructions:

Submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, including how you see yourself contributing to diversity, inclusion or equity issues at Penfield Library or SUNY Oswego; resume, copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, and 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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