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Library Director – Fulton Public Library (Fulton, NY)

City of Fulton

Examination Announcement

Title: Library Director I
Examination Number: 61-978
Salary: $52,000-$60,000
Last Filing Date: August 17, 2018

Vacancies: The eligible list will be used to fill a vacancy at the Fulton Public Library.

Duties of Position: As a Library Director I, you will act as head of a library and be responsible for recommending library services and evaluating their effectiveness; administering the personnel and public relations program; supervising the expenditure of library funds and the maintenance of library buildings and grounds. Typical tasks include selecting of books and materials; performing reference services; compiling book lists and bibliographies; cataloging and classifying; and attending professional meetings. The incumbent will perform related work as required.

Residence Requirement: There is no residency requirement for filing an application for this position. However, preference in appointment may be given to candidates that have been legal residents of the City of Fulton for one month prior to filing date.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Librarianship (MLS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department; and (3) three years of professional library experience, (1) of which includes supervisory/administrative work experience.

Special Requirement: Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application. Possession of certificate at time of appointment.

Scope of Examination: There will be no written or oral test for this examination. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will receive a rating based upon an evaluation of your training and experience against the duties of the position being tested.

Candidates must first complete an examination application and return it to the City of Fulton Personnel Office on or before the last filing date of August 17, 2018.

Approved candidates will be sent a notice containing directions to a website address needed to complete a Training and Experience Questionnaire.

The Training and Experience Questionnaire will be available on September 1, 2018, and approved candidates will be required to complete and submit this questionnaire between September 1, 2018, and midnight, September 30, 2018. NOTE: Candidates will not be able to claim any credit for training or experience gained after the application filing deadline of August 17, 2018.

Candidates who fail to submit a questionnaire by midnight, September 30, 2018, will not receive a rating.

Veteran’s Credits: Active service members, veterans or disabled veterans desiring to claim additional credit should submit Veteran’s Credit form prior to the establishment of the eligible list. Forms are available upon request at the Personnel/Civil Service Office.

Fee: A non-refundable fee of $15.00 is required for each separately numbered examination for which you apply. The required fee must accompany your application. Send check or money order payable to the CITY OF FULTON. DO NOT SEND CASH. You are urged to compare your qualifications carefully with the required minimum qualifications, as no refunds will be made to candidates who are disqualified.

Applications are available at the Personnel/Civil Service Office, City of Fulton, Municipal Building, 141 So. First Street, Fulton, NY 13069 or will be mailed upon request by calling (315) 593-2222.

Issued by: Barb Ouimet

Personnel/Civil Service Administrator

Date: July 30, 2018

The City of Fulton is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.
And all interested persons are invited to apply for these examinations.

Post expires on Tuesday September 4th, 2018

Library Director – Pulaski Public Library (Pulaski, NY)

The Pulaski Public Library is looking for a dedicated and customer-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.

This position has a particular emphasis on customer service and, among others, will include:

  • Administering Board policies and making policy recommendations to the Board.
  • Preparing the budget.
  • Supervising, hiring, training and evaluating personnel and volunteer coordination.
  • Accountability for promoting and evaluating activities, programs, and services.
  • Reviewing and approving the selection of all materials for purchase.
  • Participating in professional meetings, classes, conferences, and workshops.
  • Working with elected officials, school officials and civic organizations.

Qualifications: A library science degree is preferred but not required. A minimum of an associate degree or equivalent amount of college credit is required. Previous library experience of two to five years is preferred. Applicants should have experience in public service and dealing with the public. Applicants must have a good general knowledge and an interest in reading and current affairs.

The position begins on October 1, 2018, and is based on a 35 hour week with nights and weekends required as needed. Compensation will range between $16.00 – $18.00 per hour based on experience. Benefits include New York State Retirement and medical insurance. Vacation days, sick days, and paid holidays are available. A background check will be conducted.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to Mr. James Butler, President, Board of Trustees, Pulaski Public Library, 4917 N. Jefferson Street, Pulaski, NY 13142. Application deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018.

Post expires on Saturday September 8th, 2018

Senior Assistant Librarian (Temporary PT) – State University of New York at Potsdam (Potsdam, NY)

Title: Research Services Librarian

Position Type: Temporary / Part-time (50%)

Appointment Start date: 08/01/2018

Appointment End date: 05/31/2019

Salary: $19,000-$24,000

Job Summary/Basic Function: SUNY Potsdam College Libraries are seeking a Research Services librarian for part-time temporary employment to support our core services during a time of staffing turnover.

Job Requirements & Essential Functions of the Job: The Research Services librarian will provide research assistance in the busy Lougheed Learning Commons. They will report to the Director of Libraries and will join a team of 7 librarians and 9 other employees. The Research Services librarian will provide research assistance to students and faculty at our Research Help Desk, by individual appointment, and in multiple online venues. They may also provide some support for collection development, website content development, and marketing of library services, dependent on the strengths of the successful applicant.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrated aptitude for public service work;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide research assistance face-to-face and/or online;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, collegially and collaboratively;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interviews.
  • We are seeking candidates who possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues and who have demonstrated a commitment to creating, fostering and sustaining an inclusive environment in and out of the classroom.

Preferred Qualifications:  We are, especially, seeking candidates who have worked with, done research with, or taught under-represented groups and have worked collaboratively across various departments in fostering success of underrepresented groups.

Go here for full description and to apply.

Post expires on Thursday August 30th, 2018

Student Success Librarian – Joan Weill Adirondack Library at Paul Smith’s College (Paul Smiths, NY)

Status: Full time, year-round (10-month equivalent), exempt, faculty appointment with administrative responsibilities.

Description: We are seeking candidates for the position of Student Success Librarian. Paul Smith’s College is a small private college nestled in the beautiful Adirondack Park among forests and lakes that offer recreational opportunities and vibrant community events in all four seasons. The Joan Weill Adirondack Library at Paul Smith’s College Library is a central hub of campus, and it is widely praised and very well utilized by our community. The library staff is a small, nimble, collaborative group that is student-centered and dedicated to delivering excellent services that fulfill the mission of the college. We are seeking a creative, ambitious team player who is excited about the mission of academic libraries and seeks to advance the library in support of our strategic plan.

This position works collaboratively across campus while providing leadership that creates opportunities for student outreach, engagement and learning, both inside and outside of the library. The Student Success Librarian will work to provide vision and leadership to develop the information literacy curriculum and assessment and deliver in-class instruction and resources to help our students achieve their academic goals. Extensive interaction with students is a major component of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads information literacy instruction and management of the information literacy program, including coordinating the distribution of instruction sessions among faculty librarians.
  • Teaches a substantial share of the library’s instruction sessions and creates reusable instructional materials (lesson plans, tutorials, modules, etc.).
  • Manages thriving student worker program to encourage career readiness in student employees and assist library technician in student worker management.
  • Designs innovative ways of integrating library resources and services into the daily lives of students.
  • Creates student learning outcomes and assessment materials.
  • Partners with other departments, committees, and student groups on campus to create initiatives that foster student success.
  • Creates educationally and institutionally relevant programs and events.
  • Maintains a deep knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in academic library outreach, instruction, information access, and assessment. Actively identifies relevant initiatives for local implementation.
  • Provides proactive, user-centered service to library users.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • MLIS degree from an American Library Association accredited library program. Academic and/or Secondary/Post-secondary teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and web editing software. Experience with LMS such as Canvas. Experience using ILS software such as SirsiDynix Symphony and image editing software such as Photoshop preferred.
  • Ability to integrate electronic information into all aspects of reference and library instruction services and a strong familiarity with academic resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in marketing is a plus.
  • Interest in working with patrons in one-on-one and group situations.
  • Strong personal service philosophy and solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willingness to share the varied workload of a small college in a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to carry 25 lbs. 300 yards and/or up 3 flights of stairs.
  • A self-motivated, positive attitude is absolutely essential.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours.

Anticipated Start Date: August 27, 2018

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 Thursday August 30th, 2018

Senior Librarian – Altona Correctional Facility (Altona, NY)

This is a NYS civil service position and requires certification with a Masters degree.  This is a PEF (Public Employee Federation) union represented job.  Interested candidates can search the PEF contract for benefits and pay scale.  Senior Librarian salary ranges from $59,000 to $75,000. Interested candidates should contact William Harford at  or call 518-236-7841 ext. 4000.

Post expires on Tuesday June 19th, 2018