Jobs

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

Account Clerk, Oswego Public Library

Oswego School District Public Library
Oswego, NY
Full Time 35 hours per week Account Clerk/Typist

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The Oswego School District Public Library, in Oswego, NY invites a diverse group of applicants for an exciting new opportunity as an Account Clerk/Typist. Diverse individuals, including applicants of different races, sexual orientations, gender identity, disability status and country of origin, etc. are welcome. Also known as Port City, Oswego is a city of about 17,500 residents, located in Oswego county. The library serves around 26,200 people, including the City of Oswego, Scriba and Minetto.

Built in 1857, the library is the oldest public library in the US in its original building. The library is an exciting, collaborative place to work. Our goal is for the library to grow and provide innovative programs for children, teens and adults, both virtual and in-person. The library is committed to providing a harassment-free workplace. We participate in the NYS retirement system. Benefits include a pension, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, personal days, birthday and health insurance. The library also offers support for professional development with funds to cover training costs.

The Account clerk/typist is a 35 hour per week, full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Typical work activities include:

    • Making out checks and keeping records of checks issued, money collected and refunded, and other financial transactions to proper authorities; checks for accuracy;
    • Assists with audit and budgets:
    • Maintains accurate cash ledger and balances accounts;
    • Types reports, correspondence, purchase orders, forms payrolls, invoices and envelopes
    • Requires communication with NYS agencies, vendors and staff

Minimum qualifications:

A.)  Graduation from high school or possession of New York State high school equivalency diploma, and one (1) year or its part time equivalent experience in the compilation and maintenance of financial accounts and records;

OR

B.)  Two (2) years or its part time equivalent in the compilation and maintenance of financial accounts and records

OR

C.)  An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B)

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of organization, function, rules, policies and regulations of agency assigned; working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; working knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to type from clear copy of rough draft; ability to follow moderately complex oral and written directions; ability to get along well with others; clerical aptitude.

 

Position is available to start immediately.

 

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

The Oswego Public Library grants equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to an individual’s age, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, handicapped status, or sexual orientation. The library complies with all federal and state regulations dealing with employment

 

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested individuals meeting the qualifications should submit the following documents:

1. a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references (eg former supervisors); and

2. the Application for Examination or Employment, City of Oswego Department of Personnel form. The link for the application form is: https://www.oswegony.org/work/application-rev0119.

Please send materials in an email to mmcdermott@ncls.org with subject line “OPL account clerk” for review. Review of applications will begin on July 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be sent to mmcdermott@ncls.org.

 

Post expires on Monday August 30th, 2021

Librarian I, Oswego Public Library

Oswego School District Public Library
Oswego, NY
Full Time, 35 hour per week Librarian I

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The Oswego School District Public Library, in Oswego, NY invites a diverse group of applicants for an exciting new opportunity as a Librarian I. Diverse individuals, including applicants of different races, sexual orientations, gender identity, disability status and country of origin, etc. are welcome. Also known as Port City, Oswego is a city of about 17,500 residents, located in Oswego county. The library serves around 26,200 people, including the City of Oswego, Scriba and Minetto.

Built in 1857, the library is the oldest public library in the US in its original building. The library is an exciting, collaborative place to work. Our goal is for the library to grow and provide innovative programs for children, teens and adults, both virtual and in-person. The library is committed to providing a harassment-free workplace. We participate in the NYS retirement system. Benefits include a pension, paid holidays, sick leave, vacation, personal days, birthday and health insurance. The library also offers support for professional development with funds to cover training costs.

Minimum qualifications:

Education, specialized background, training and experience.

Graduation from a registered college or university accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the NYS Education Department to grant degrees with a Master’s Degree* in Library Science, Information Services or equivalent.

Minimum qualifications are in accordance with New York State Education Department Division of Library Development.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Eligibility and application for a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate at time of application.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library science; good knowledge of on-line database systems; good knowledge of bibliographic tools and sources; good knowledge of library materials and collection issues for a specific subject area if functioning as a subject specialist; good knowledge of modern library organizations, procedures, policies, aims, and services; skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; ability to perform as a team member in the planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; ability to think critically to understand the needs of library patrons and groups and to prescribe information or materials accordingly; ability to carry out library policies and procedures; good interpersonal skills; ability to motivate and work with staff; ability to cope with multiple patron types and issues; skill and accuracy in the performance of technical library tasks; ability to perform as a team member in planning and implementation of automation or other library programs; familiarity with web design.

Typical work activities include:

    • Providing customer service at library service desk;
    • Providing reference assistance and readers advisory service to customers;
    • Resolving patron complaints using independent judgment in a fair and
    • unbiased manner based upon library policy;
    • Acting as a liaison for library services to community groups and organizations:
    • Supervising the work of clerical, paraprofessional and volunteer personnel.
    • May oversee duties of custodian;

Position is available to start immediately.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

The Oswego Public Library grants equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to an individual’s age, sex, color, religion, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, handicapped status, or sexual orientation. The library complies with all federal and state regulations dealing with employment

 

Instructions to Applicants:

Interested individuals meeting the qualifications should submit the following documents:

  1. a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references (eg former supervisors); and
  2. the Application for Examination or Employment, City of Oswego Department of Personnel form.

The link for the application form is: https://www.oswegony.org/work/application-rev0119

Please send materials in an email to mmcdermott@ncls.org with subject line “OPL  librarian” for review. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions can be sent to mmcdermott@ncls.org.

 

Post expires on Monday August 30th, 2021

Information Literacy Librarian – SUNY Potsdam (Potsdam, NY)

SUNY Potsdam seeks a service-oriented, intellectually curious teacher-librarian to advance the information literacy and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals of the SUNY Potsdam community; this position is an academic tenure-track faculty position. The College Libraries comprise both the main Crumb Library within the Lougheed Learning Commons and the Crane Library, which supports the renowned Crane School of Music. 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.

Please see the complete job description, qualifications, and application requirements at https://employment.potsdam.edu/postings/4473 

Executive Director – North Country Library System (Watertown, NY)

Take a leadership role and help northern New York libraries maintain sustainability with core needs of adequate funding and compliance as well as explore innovative services and resource sharing. The North Country Library System (NCLS) seeks a visionary leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of talented staff to be its next Executive Director (ED). NCLS is a cooperative of 65 public libraries covering Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, and St. Lawrence Counties of New York State. With a $2.6 million budget and 15 FTE staff, NCLS is a member-focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen our libraries. NCLS’s 14,000 square foot, solar supplemented headquarters is situated on a beautiful eleven-acre wooded lot bordering the Black River in Watertown, NY. 

The North Country region offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe and affordable communities, and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. Watertown is a growing small city that is a few miles from Lake Ontario and the Thousand Islands region. The Adirondacks, Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario, and Syracuse are all nearby. The area is a recreational playground with numerous opportunities for boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, skiing and much more. The blend of recreation, cultural opportunities, educational opportunities with six colleges in the area, good schools, and one of the lowest costs of living in the state make this a great place to live. 

Responsibilities. The Executive Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of system operations. The ED supervises the department managers and works with the board, staff, and library directors to align system services with the member libraries’ needs and priorities. For the complete position description, see NCLS Executive Director Responsibilities

Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain a NY State Public Librarian Certificate; a minimum of eight years post MLS experience, three years in an administrative capacity – with all requirements to be met by the end of calendar year 2021. Essential abilities and experience include creativity, enthusiasm, superior written and oral communications skills; political acumen; consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, evaluating and mentoring staff; a thorough knowledge of library trends and best practices; an understanding of evolving library technology as well as budget and finance issues; proven success working with and reporting to a governing board.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $85,000 – $100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package. 

To start the application process, submit a cover letter, resume, and references to NclsDirectorSearch@ncls.org by September 17, 2021, for full consideration. The minimum requirements must be met by the end of the year, December 31, 2021. 

Post expires on Thursday September 30th, 2021

Discovery & Web Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) – Penfield Library State University of New York at 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 hr@oswego.edu.  

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.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.


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 information literacy instruction, specialized reference, and collection development in all curricular areas. The Library is an active participant in shared SUNY libraries-wide initiatives. Staffing currently consists of eleven full-time faculty and professionals, and fourteen classified staff.

The Library is in a time of change, magnified by the recent pandemic: assessing services, adjusting workflows and roles with a newer library services platform, reexamining our organizational structure, 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 Discovery & Web Services Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian).

Posting Date: June 10, 2021

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 benefits 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 Discovery and Web Services Librarian will lead efforts to provide a seamless experience to patrons for discovering online library resources and services, with lead responsibility for the library website and facilitating access to electronic resources.

The Discovery and Web Services Librarian will:

  • administer the library discovery tool, integrated knowledge base, and OpenURL link resolver
  • establish and maintain access to electronic resources, including coordinating with database providers, vendors, and publishers to enable access, resolve problems, and manage technical changes.
  • communicate proactively, responsively, and in a timely manner
  • facilitate and participate in the review and evaluation of electronic resources
  • generate usage reports to support collection development decisions and facilitate database trials
  • manage the information architecture of the library web presence across multiple systems (Ex Libris Primo / Alma, LibGuides, Illiad, etc.)
  • provide day-to-day maintenance of the library website
  • gather data on library website usage through common analytics tools (such as Google Analytics) and usability testing strategies
  • communicate and collaborate with the campus web team to deliver, maintain, and continuously improve the usability and accessibility of the library online resources and services
  • provide backup technical support for the institutional repository
  • serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, providing instruction and participating in collection development in those areas
  • participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference (may include some evening or weekend shifts)
  • supervise students or staff if needed
  • engage in educational opportunities about, and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which 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 (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Discovery and Web Services Librarian 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.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library / Information Science from an ALA-accredited program by time of appointment
  • Experience with discovery systems (esp. Ex Libris Alma / Primo), link resolvers, and proxy server configurations
  • Experience assessing, adapting, and maintaining information architecture over multiple digital systems (i.e. Alma / Primo, LibGuides, Illiad, etc.)
  • Experience working with a content management system (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, OmniUpdate, etc.)
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience working with digital accessibility standards as they relate to websites and other online resources
  • Experience with electronic resource lifecycle activities
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Ability to understand, evaluate, and implement new technologies and software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Drupal
  • Experience working with and maintaining positive relationships with vendors
  • Experience with reference service, collection development, instruction, and other common liaison activities
  • Experience working with counter5 and SUSHI reporting
  • Familiarity with user research/usability methods and web analytics analysis (i.e. Google Analytics)
  • Experience with integrating API’s
  • Experience working in an academic library setting

Additional Information:

If you have questions about the position, please contact:

Katherine Jones, Search Chair at katherine.jones@oswego.edu.

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

Application Instructions:

To apply, submit:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications including how your commitment to the college’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion has been demonstrated in your professional experience, professional development, mentoring, or service
  • CV/Resume
  • Copy of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred OR program in progress
  • Contact information for three professional references (please note, only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)

Post expires on Friday July 30th, 2021

Web Services Coordinator – North Country Library System (Watertown, NY)

The North Country Library System is currently seeking candidates for a Web Services Coordinator.

The NCLS Web Services Coordinator: 

  • Works with member libraries and system staff to develop guidelines, procedures and documentation that ensure websites are implemented in pursuit of best practices and library standards. 
  • Manages the system’s website  
  • Provides website maintenance support to member libraries through one-on-one consultations and group instruction 
  • Works collaboratively with system staff to support digital projects and develop new online initiatives 
  • Explores technologies to improve access to library resources, services, and information 
  • Helps manage online services such as Springshare products and mobile app technology 
  • Participates in local, state-level and national-level meetings, training, and conferences when appropriate. Regularly engages in professional development activities.  
  • Occasionally travels to member libraries for consultations 
  • Performs other duties in the IT department as needed 

Required qualifications:  

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in web design field 
  • Experience working with WordPress core, designing, and implementing new features and functionality, and establishing and guiding website architecture. 
  • Experience with front end technologies including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery and backend technologies including PHP and JavaScript 
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter 
  • The ability to communicate complex technical material to users who possess varying levels of technical skills and abilities 

Annual Salary and Benefits: 

Salary is $40,000-$45,000 based on experience plus generous benefits package that includes membership in the NYS Employee Retirement and supplemental insurance options.  

Position is open until filled with initial review of applicants beginning June 21, 2021.

Click HERE for a detailed job description and application instructions. 

Post expires on Monday August 30th, 2021