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Library Director, Arcade Free Library

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The Board of Trustees of the Arcade Free Library seeks a community-minded, organized, and enthusiastic individual to oversee the continued growth of our library. The ideal candidate will be someone who is strongly motivated and can achieve the library's goals and objectives working closely with employees, patrons, and the library board.

Arcade Community

The Arcade Free Library serves the community of Arcade, NY, and the residents of the Pioneer School District which encompasses a number of towns in southwest Wyoming County, southeast Erie County, and northeast Cattaraugus County. It is located in the bucolic quiet Village of Arcade, NY. The location is a short drive to the cities of Buffalo and Rochester. The community has numerous community organizations that provide opportunities for community involvement as well as social events.

Working Environment

The Arcade Free Library is an association library that provides a vital community resource serving the residents of the Pioneer Central School District. Although the Town of Arcade only has a population of approximately 4,200, the Pioneer School District has approximately 6,300 households with 15,800 residents. The residents of the Pioneer Central School District provide stable financial support for library operations. The Arcade Free Library is a member of the Pioneer Library System.

The staff is friendly, skillful, and supportive. The enthusiastic efforts of the Friends of the Arcade Free Library actively contribute to the library's vibrancy, and a supportive Board of Trustees works cooperatively to deliver programs and services that reflect the needs and values of the community.

The beautiful 5,400 square foot library was purchased in 1949 and contains a reading room, meeting space, office, and designated children's area. The library collection includes over 26,000 items with an annual circulation of 45,000.

Essential Duties

  • Planning, organizing, and directing the operations and activities of the library.
  • Managing library staff ensuring a high level of service to the community.
  • Presenting director's reports and relevant information at monthly board meetings.
  • Writing and administering grant applications and grant paperwork.
  • Maintaining and managing the library building and grounds on a day-to-day basis with the assistance of the Facilities Committee.
  • Actively participating in the Pioneer Library System community and attending development training sessions and meetings.
  • Performing other duties as necessary or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree with related experience is preferred
  • Associate's Degree with related experience is the minimum requirement.

Salary and Benefits

Position: Full-Time 37.5 hours per week.
Salary: $35,000 - $42,000 dependent on education and experience.
Benefits: Vacation and sick days; Health Insurance.

Specific terms of employment to be negotiated.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The 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 practices.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals meeting the qualifications should mail or email a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and a list of three references to the President of the Board of Directors David Miller. The position will remain open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by November 1, 2020.


Arcade Free Library
Attn: David Miller
365 Main St.
Arcade, NY 14009

Head of Youth Services, Beekman Library

The Beekman Library seeks an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to provide exceptional youth services to our community.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan, promote and conduct early literacy story times and a variety of programs for children, families and teens.
  • Supervise and collaborate with Youth Services Library Assistant.
  • Provide outreach to the local schools, early childhood programs, pediatric offices and the Town Recreation Department.
  • Maintain calendar of events and program statistics.
  • Maintain departmental programming budget.
  • Assist with youth service's collection development.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Must have knowledge of children's literature and the role of S.T.E.A.M. and technology in the public library environment. Ability to plan and implement programs that involve detail and flexibility. Experience interacting with parents and children and adapting to difficult situations. Passion for promoting reading and learning to children of all ages. Must work well as a part of a team that provides exceptional youth services to our community. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and in the use of social media as a promotional tool.

Qualifications: 1-3 years of experience working with young children in a library, preschool or similar setting.

Education: Bachelor's degree in education, library science or related field is required. MLS or currently pursuing MLS with emphasis on youth services is preferred.

Position is 40 hours per week including occasional nights and weekends, $40,000 per year with paid vacation, holidays, sick leave and health insurance.

To Apply- email cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Carol Fortier, Library Director. Subject Heading: Head of Youth Services

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Library Director, Town of Johnsburg Library

The Town of Johnsburg Library (TOJL) seeks an energetic person to fill the role as library director. The Town of Johnsburg Library was established in 1996 and is a vital and valued institution in our community. In addition to serving as a place to exchanged books and other materials, the library holds preschool story hour, nature, craft and music programs, sponsors lectures, and hosts summer reading programs. The TOJL is open Wednesday 11-5, Thursday 11-7, Friday 11-5, and Saturday 10-2.

Requirements and expectations of the position are:

  • Preferred candidates should have a four-year degree, but other candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Work a 32 hour week.
  • Supervise library personnel and volunteers.
  • Direct library operation by the continuing selection, purchase, and weeding out of library materials.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of budgets, experience in fundraising, excellent written and communication skills and a love of reading.
  • Knowledgeable in digital literacy and forward-thinking to plan creative and educational programs.
  • Attend monthly Town of Johnsburg Library Board of Trustee meetings, Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) monthly meetings, and the Friends of the Town of Johnsburg Library meetings when scheduled.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees to recommend additional library services, preliminary budgets, and library reports.
  • Develop community partnerships.
  • Establish the Library's virtual role in the Town of Johnsburg to meet the needs of the community in the current environment.

To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references no later than October 10, 2020. The Town of Johnsburg is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits will be discussed during the interview. Please forward your documents to the Town of Johnsburg Library, 219 Main Street, North Creek 12853.

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Executive Director, Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is seeking an exceptional librarian to serve as its Executive Director. With a beautiful new library building constructed in 2017, the Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is transforming lives through opportunities for collaboration, experiential learning, and creative discovery.

CLD&J is an independent member of the Onondaga County Public Library System and serves over 16,000 people in the engaged communities of DeWitt and Jamesville, NY. CLD&J has an operating budget of over $1.5 million, a staff of 20 FTE, and yearly circulation of over 275,000. The library's new building features a number of meeting and study rooms, comfortable seating with views, spacious children's activity area, maker-space, teen room, and art gallery. CLD&J also has a beautiful and unique outdoor area that supports activities and workshops that inform patrons about nature, the local environment, conservation, preservation, gardening, and the beauty of the outdoors. With its "Discovery To Go" collection of child-friendly STEM-related equipment and resources, its award-winning Digital Production workshops for teens, and innovative programs for homeschooling families and older adults, CLD&J enriches the lives of all community residents while retaining traditional library collections and friendly, personalized service.

DeWitt and Jamesville are located just outside the City of Syracuse in the geographic center of New York State and offer changing seasons and easy access to beautiful lakes, forests, and mountains, making it a perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Other assets include reasonable cost of living and housing prices, excellent schools, cultural amenities, and frequent sporting events. New York City, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are only a few hours away by plane, train, or automobile.

The Executive Director is responsible for all library operations and reports to the Board of Trustees.

  • Works collaboratively with the Library Board of Trustees in areas including long range and strategic planning, policy development and budgetary planning.
  • Manages an annual budget, including monitoring and approving expenditures, and maintaining and presenting up-to-date records and reports including those required by the Library Board of Trustees, the state of NY and annual audits.
  • Fosters a collaborative work environment while effectively managing library personnel recruitment, supervision, development and evaluation.
  • Develops and leads dynamic programming supporting the needs of the community.
  • Oversees the library's collection development and maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Develops and maintains effective collaborations and partnerships with stakeholders and key constituency groups.
  • Develops short-term and long-range goals in in support of the CLD&J's mission and policies.
  • Markets and promotes the library's services, programs and resources using innovative and effective strategies.
  • Provides the Library Board of Trustees with accurate information and context for decision making.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of library programs, services, policies and procedures, and submits recommendations for initiatives and improvements to the Board.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and innovations that enhance service and programs, inform library operations, and improve access to library resources and services.
  • Identifies, seeks and maintains external funding opportunities to supplement local funding of library operations, programs and development.
  • Prepares state, local, and other reports and statistics as needed or required.
  • Oversees the maintenance of the library property and building and recommends repairs and alterations as necessary.


  • Demonstrates strong and ethical leadership within a culture that encourages and rewards creative-thinking, collaboration and open communication among staff members and in the community.
  • Develops and communicates a shared vision for the library that serves as a foundation for library services and operations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively present and persuade both orally and in writing.
  • Deep enthusiasm for following innovations, current trends, technologies, and best practices for public libraries and effectively applying them to library services.
  • Ability to manage change, build consensus, and make difficult decisions when necessary.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret information, including fiscal, in order to inform effective strategies and decisions.
  • A strong commitment to public service, inclusion, diversity, equity and community engagement.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science, Information Studies or other graduate library degree accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Possess or be eligible at time of appointment for a New York State Public Librarian Certificate.
  • Seven or more years of satisfactory professional library experience, including at least three to five years of supervisory experience in a management or leadership role.
  • Significant fiscal management experience; experience securing external funding preferred.
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Salary: $75,000, depending on experience and qualifications, with competitive benefits.

To Apply: email a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments by Septermber 30th, 2020 to Please include three references.

The Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of a person's race, religion, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, gender dysphoria, marital status, family status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, genetic information including predisposing genetic characteristics or carrier status, arrest or conviction record, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally protected class or status.

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Library Director I, Cohoes Public Library

The Cohoes Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, community invested librarian to serve as Library Director. Working with the Board of Trustees, the City of Cohoes, and local stakeholders, the director provides leadership in providing high quality, 21st Century library services to our diverse community.

Serving a growing population of more than 16,000, the Cohoes Public Library is a municipal public library and a member of the Upper Hudson Library System. The library has a collection of approximately 30,000 physical items, plus more than 64,000 digital items in a shared system-wide collection on the Overdrive platform. In 2019 library circulation totaled 31,800 items and had 37,500 library visits. A variety of programming for all ages is provided both inside the facility and at community sites. The library is located in a restored historic building, the former St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The Director reports to a nine member Board of Trustees and works closely with the City of Cohoes. The Director has primary responsibility for the operation and management of the library, collaborates with the Library Board on the annual budget request to the City of Cohoes, and serves as the primary representative of the library in the community. Specific job activities include, but are not limited to: personnel administration; budget oversight; collection development; customer service; program planning and implementation, particularly for children; implementation of technology to enhance library services; and marketing/public relations. The library board encourages and supports the library director’s participation in regional and statewide professional activities.

The Library Director I is a Civil Service position. This is a provisional appointment pending Civil Service examination of training and experience. Prior to appointment, the successful candidate will be required to submit a completed Civil Service application.

Minimum qualifications include possession of a Master’s degree in librarianship from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices AND one year of satisfactory professional library experience. Eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s certificate at the time of application is required and possession of the certificate is required at the time of appointment.

The Library Director’s annual salary will be $40,000 - $48,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience. The generous compensation package also includes health insurance and participation in the New York State Retirement System.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the Search Committee via email to

Application review will begin on September 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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