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Librarian I (Youth Services), Lockport Public Library

Type of Position: Provisional - Probationary - Permanent
Salary: $41,542
Benefits: NYS Retirement, health insurance, generous paid leave

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library Science and NYS Public Librarian Certificate;
Must be eligible to take the Librarian I Lockport Civil Service Exam.

Specific Requirements:

  • Strong technology skills including new and emerging technologies;
  • Interest/experience in adult & children’s programming;
  • Social media marketing skills;
  • Good knowledge of modern principles and practices of library service;
  • Good knowledge of library materials;
  • Good knowledge of modern library organizations;
  • Good judgment;
  • Ability to get along well with others;
  • Excellent time and attendance record;
  • Able to work nights and weekends;
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite;
  • Does related work as required.

Sample Work Activities (Illustrative only):

  • Conducts book talks, multimedia programs, class visits, story and picture book hours;
  • Markets and advertises library programming;
  • Provide excellent reference and reader’s advisory services;
  • Maintains collections through replacement, weeding, & ordering;
  • Provides digital literacy instruction to our patrons;
  • Provides assistance to patrons with technology devices;
  • Other duties as assigned

How to Apply:
Interested, eligible candidates should mail a letter of interest and a resume (include three professional references) to the Director by April 21, 2021.

Beverly Federspiel, Executive Director
Lockport Public Library
P.O. Box 475
Lockport, NY 14095
OR
email to federspiel@nioga.org

Circulation Clerk, Patterson Library

Full-time: 40 hr/week position

Rate: $13.75/hr plus benefits including Health Insurance, Retirement, Paid Sick and Vacation Time
Hours: Will include regular evenings and weekends
Position Definition: Performs responsible and varied clerical library services in the circulation of books, periodicals, materials, equipment, and related collection items; performs clerical-administrative work; assists patrons in using library services and facilities; and maintains circulation statistics.

General Duties:

  • Receives oral or written instructions from Director.
  • Plans work according to established procedures.
  • Prioritizes tasks within work assignment.
  • Allocates work to pages and volunteers.
  • Maintains patron records, patron billing and charges, and circulation statistics.
  • Greets visitors to library.
  • Assists library patrons in use of materials including copier and fax machine.
  • Responds to requests for information and assistance, or refers inquiries to a professional librarian.
  • Charges and discharges library books, materials, and equipment.
  • Inspects returned books, materials and equipment for damage.
  • Follows routines in receiving compensation for overdue, damaged or lost library items.
  • Sorts and shelves books and periodicals.
  • Assists persons in applying for library membership.
  • Processes membership applications.
  • Enters and retrieves member and circulation information by computer terminal in a computerized circulation system.
  • Supervises patron computer stations and assists with basic questions.
  • Prepares statistical reports as needed.
  • Reports work accomplished to supervisor.

Additional Duties:

  • Monitors reading rooms and areas to assure adequate reading environment.
  • Receives and responds to general information requests by telephone or in writing.
  • Reserves books and materials.
  • Prepares books and materials, and repairs minor damage to books, materials and equipment.
  • Maintains community announcement board, and distributable pamphlets and materials.
  • Performs special duties as assigned, including programming, basic reference, ordering of materials, serials maintenance, etc.
  • Regularly sanitizes patron and staff areas including computers and chairs.
  • Relieves other employees as assigned by the Director
  • Performs related tasks as assigned.

Supervised By: Receives general supervision from Director and task direction from Administrative Librarian.

Qualifications Profile:

  • The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a high school education and two years library assistant experience in an educational institution or a public library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Ability to apply principles of library technical system to solve practical problems and to respond to routine information requests.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Ability to acquire a working knowledge of regulations and procedures pertaining to library responsibilities.
  • Ability to type accurately.
  • Ability to acquire skill to operate data and word processing equipment.
  • Ability to maintain accurate files and records.
  • Ability to deal cooperatively with others.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Please submit resume and cover letter to director@pattersonlib.org.

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Library Data Specialist, Westchester Library System

Full-Time 2-year position

Summary of Duties

  • Assistant the Systems Librarian with the day-to-day duties that are associated with the maintenance of the ILS.
  • Generate statistical reports and provide them to system users.
  • Document and evaluate resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent similar future problems.
  • Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
  • Audit data on a regular basis to ensure data integrity and quality.
  • Communicate application problems and issues to key stakeholders, including management, staff, and member library directors.
  • Performs other duties related to library services as needed to accomplish the goals of the department, division, and library.
  • Respond to staff support request dealings with the ILS using a help desk ticketing system in a timely manner.
  • Member library visits to assist with training and troubleshooting as needed.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and substantial relevant work experience, or six or more years equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth, hands-on knowledge of and experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS) in a consortium environment, preferably Evergreen version 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrated understanding of client/server environment, and experience with software applications needed to administer application environments. This may include Microsoft Windows Server, UNIX/Linux, Oracle/SQL Server, XML, PNX, etc.
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, including MARC and RDA, is desired.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.
  • Broad knowledge of library business practices and expectations.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Able to develop and interpret technical documentation for training and end user procedures.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. To apply: Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three professional references to IT+JOBS@wlsmail.org with the position title included in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

About WLS

The Westchester Library System (WLS) is a state-chartered, cooperative library system serving all 38 Westchester member public libraries and the county's citizens. The Westchester Library System was established in 1958, and is one of 23 public library systems serving New York State’s public libraries. The mission of the Westchester Library System is to ensure that all residents have seamless access to excellent library service regardless of their location.

The Westchester Library System is located at 570 Taxter Road – Suite 400, Elmsford, NY 10523.

Westchester Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reference Librarian for Adult Engagement & Outreach, Jervis Public Library

Due to an upcoming retirement, Jervis Public Library in Rome, NY is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Librarian with a specialty in Adult Engagement & Outreach. In this time of great change for our organization, we are looking for flexibility, creativity, enthusiasm, and a passion for serving people in new ways, which is in line with our Mission Statement.

This is a FT position with a starting salary of $42,000 per year. Benefits include health insurance (50% contribution), dental, paid time off, FSA, and NYS Retirement.

Position is open until filled. Please submit your resume, letter of interest, and list of references to hwilson@midyork.org.

The full job description is below:

Position: Reference Librarian – FT
Work Schedule: Minimum 37.5 hours per week including regular nights and weekends
Reports to: Assistant Director
Supervises: Volunteers; serves as Librarian in Charge when required

Education/Experience Requirements:
Master’s degree from ALA accredited graduate library school, NYS Public Librarian’s Certificate. Professional, paraprofessional, or volunteer experience in public libraries preferred.

General Statement of Duties:
Reference Librarians provide customer-centered reference, referral, and readers’ advisory work; actively participate in collection development; are responsible for specific duties; coordinate public programming and outreach; participate in special projects; maintain proficiency in applicable technologies and trends; and may have responsibility for library operations when Librarian-in-Charge is in effect.

Examples of Duties (including but not limited to):

REFERENCE SERVICE

  • Provides general reference, research, and advisory services in person and via email, phone, text, and other modes of communication
  • Records patron transactions
  • Makes appropriate patron referrals and contacts outside agencies on behalf of patrons when appropriate
  • Submits materials requests for patrons
  • Teaches/assists patrons with initiating materials requests when appropriate
  • Supports Children’s Room Reference as necessary
  • Takes the initiative to constructively suggest service enhancements to supervisor

DIGITAL RESOURCES

  • Assists patrons in use and troubleshooting of electronic devices, electronic resources, library computers, and library printers
  • Assists patrons in use of library equipment (e.g. microfilm, photocopier, scanner, print vending)
  • Manages public computer usage
  • Assists patrons in use of software
  • Assists and instructs patrons in use and navigation of electronic resources and devices including:
    • OPAC
    • Library ILS app
    • Library apps for digital content
    • Library-created resources such as indexes and databases
    • Library and Mid York Library System websites
    • Digital archives of Rome Sentinel
    • Current digital Rome Sentinel
    • Library’s social media presences
    • NOVELNY databases
    • Library and Mid York Library System databases
    • WiFi hotspots
    • iPods
  • Formally and informally teaches digital literacy skills
  • Constructively suggests creation of or subscription to additional digital resources

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

  • Purchases, weeds, and manages inventory of assigned areas
  • Creates and maintains readers’ advisory, finding aids, and resource lists in print and/or electronic format
  • Provides original cataloging research for materials as needed
  • Merchandises and creates displays (minimum 2 annually) to promote areas of responsibility
  • Takes the initiative to constructively suggest collection enhancements to supervisor

PROGRAMMING & OUTREACH

  • Conducts tours in area of responsibility and general tours for various audiences
  • Presents, prepares, and/or hosts minimum of two public programs annually related to areas of responsibility (including, but not limited to lectures, discussions, and demonstrations)
  • Prepares ample publicity for public programming
  • Participates in rotation of shared book discussion series
  • Participates in rotation of teaching public digital literacy classes including presentation of one specialty digital literacy class annually
  • Participates in creation of material to include in library communication with various audiences

VIRTUAL PRESENCE

  • Participates in and contributes to library’s social media presence, especially in areas of responsibility
  • Participates in and contributes to library’s Internet presence, especially in areas of responsibility
  • Maintains professionalism when representing the library in virtual form
  • May maintain another online arena appropriate to areas of responsibility

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Occasionally serves as Librarian in Charge
  • Participates in creating, documenting, updating, and maintaining procedures
  • Drafts professional communications in various media
  • Occasionally drafts grant applications
  • Seeks out and attends minimum of 12 hours of relevant continuing education annually, 3 of which must be technology related
  • Participates in training of new staff
  • Prepares and submits timely reports
  • Personally enforces Rules of Behavior and Computer Rules of Use issuing appropriate discipline according to progressive discipline guidelines
  • Succinctly and accurately records discipline infractions and incidents in the appropriate mechanism
  • Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and trends and suggests practical applications to supervisor
  • Contributes to pool of volunteer tasks
  • Navigates unpredictable and varied incidents projecting confidence and a positive attitude while maintaining professional customer service

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Carries out library policy
  • Adheres to procedures
  • Delivers excellent customer service
  • Works effectively and efficiently both independently and as part of a team
  • Exhibits professionalism, tact, respect, courtesy, and patience with the public, co-workers, and colleagues in person, on the phone, and in electronic platforms
  • Discerns between a situation they can resolve/address versus one a supervisor must resolve/address
  • Individually resolves situations as they occur
  • Responds to patrons’ needs effectively, efficiently, and accurately
  • Maintains knowledge of professional resources and tools
  • Effectively teaches others to use electronic and traditional resources (hardware, software, Internet, printing, etc.)
  • Adjusts to and learns new technologies willingly
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Mac platforms
  • Translates Boolean logic to electronic searching
  • Proficiency with Integrated Library System, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email, electronic calendars, Internet searching and usage across multiple browsers, social media, electronic devices, and web content editors

Required communication skills:

  • Mastery of English written, spoken, and listening in person, on the phone, and in and electronic and virtual environment in real-time and asynchronously
  • Communicates constructively, using the organizational structure/chain of command to solve problems and/or ask questions
  • Uses the proper medium when communicating
  • Uses proper grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling
  • Keeps the library team apprised of updates in areas of responsibility
  • Communicates in a timely manner
  • Effectively presents information in a public speaking setting
  • Effectively communicates via telephone, email, online, and in person
  • Utilizes appropriate teaching techniques in a classroom setting

Specialty: Adult Engagement and Outreach

Mission: To focus on adult use of library services and participation in active, passive, virtual, and/or in-person programs and to maintain visibility of these services and programs in the community, growing the library’s reach an draw in this demographic.

Examples of Duties (including but not limited to):

  • Connects with agencies serving adults and participates in collaborative efforts
  • Coordinates (and participates in) library representatives speaking to professional and community groups
  • Maintains Library’s Speakers’ Bureau
  • Manages adult reading program
  • Participates in local adult literacy initiatives
  • Develops, recommends, and executes to administration innovative ways to inform the public of library services and programs for adults
  • Proctors examinations
  • Coordinates local author events
  • Provides programming to reflect trends and demands in adult services

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing and sitting for extended periods of time
  • Pushing carts weighing 50 pounds a distance of up to 100 yards
  • Bending and stretching regularly, often while holding items weighing up to five pounds
  • Lifting 20 pounds

Jervis Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Library Director I, Tomkins Cove Public Library

The Tomkins Cove Public Library is seeking a creative, independent, detail-oriented full-time Library Director I with experience in children's programming, community outreach, and public relations.

The Tomkins Cove Public Library is a School District Library and as such follows Rockland County Civil Service regulations for hiring.

Compensation: The salary range is $53K - $59k with an excellent benefits package.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references no later than Friday, April 16, 2021, to Eleanor Kassner, Board President: ekassner@rcls.org. In the subject line, please include "Library Director Position".

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Library Systems and Network Administrator, Greece Public Library

The Greece Public Library in Rochester, NY seeks a Library Systems and Network Administrator to coordinate the installation, maintenance and operation of its public access and staff computers and other information technology equipment and systems. Working in coordination with Town of Greece Information Services staff and the Monroe County Library System Automation Services Department, the position will include the analysis and the resolution of library hardware and software network problems. Library experience is preferred.

The position will be available on or about April 15, 2021.

Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time)

Salary range: $45,569 - $66,570 commensurate with experience and skills with competitive benefit package and New York State Retirement.

Applicant Instructions:

Candidates must presently have competitive permanent status as a Network Administrator, or be willing to accept a provisional appointment and be reachable on a future civil service list in the title of Network Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications for a provisional appointment (please read carefully and do not apply if you do not meet these minimum qualifications):

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma plus EITHER:

(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Processing, Management Information Systems, plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience responsible for the maintenance, configuration or installation of micro-computer hardware and software; OR,
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Technology, Data Processing, Management Information Systems, plus four (4) years experience as defined in (A) above; OR,
(C) Six (6) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience as defined in (A) above; OR,
(D) Any equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references with contact information in .pdf format via e-mail to Cassie Guthrie, Library Director at cassie.guthrie@libraryweb.org no later than April 5, 2021.

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Teen Programmer (Part-Time), Mahopac Public Library

An exam for this title will be held at a future date. Appointments will be provisional prior to receiving exam results.

VACANCY: One (1) vacancy for a PART TIME [17-25 hours/week] Teen Programmer at Mahopac Public Library.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Developing and implementing new, fun, educational and exciting programs with input from the Teen Library Council;
  • Keeping current with teen interests in order to incorporate them into new programs;
  • Promoting the library and library events to patrons, groups and the community;
  • Running, posting and promoting virtual programming;
  • Collaborating with local community groups and other libraries;
  • Participating in community events such as street fairs, 4-H events, Sycamore Park Carnival Day, etc.;
  • Attending and participating in workshops and library meetings and visits to outside organizations as required;
  • Performing outreach in the community;
  • Supervising and tracking hours of the teen volunteers;
  • Assisting patrons with Readers’ Advisory and managing other duties of the Youth Services desk;
  • Assisting with opening and closing duties, as assigned;
  • Contributing to a high quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
  • Providing excellent customer service and ensuring high operational and service standards;
  • Ability to develop projects from inception to implementation on time and on budget;
  • Performing duties according Mahopac Public Library Policies and Procedures, and any applicable laws regulated by an outside authority; and
  • Completing additional projects as assigned by the Department Head(s).

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Microsoft Word, Canva, Zoom, iMovie, and Windows Media;
  • Social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok and Twitter;
  • Dewey Decimal system;
  • Effective customer service techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of two years of college, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working with teens.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Reply with resume and cover letter to:
Paul Murphy, Head of Teen Services
Mahopac Public Library
668 Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
pmurphy@mahopaclibrary.org

Youth Services Programmer (Part-Time), Mahopac Public Library

An exam for this title will be held at a future date. Appointments will be provisional prior to receiving exam results.

VACANCY: One (1) vacancy for a PART TIME [17-25 hours/week] Youth Services Programmer at Mahopac Public Library.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Developing and implementing new, fun, educational and exciting programs for children ages 2-10 using puppets, felt board and musical instruments;
  • Assessing the information needs of children and developing programs and events to meet those needs;
  • Introducing books and materials appropriate for a variety of age groups;
  • Keeping current with new children’s books, songs and movies in order to incorporate them into new programs;
  • Promoting the library and library events to patrons; groups and the community;
  • Running, posting and promoting virtual programming;
  • Collaborating with local community groups and other libraries;
  • Participating in community events such as street fairs, 4-H events, Sycamore Park Carnival Day, etc.;
  • Attending and participating in workshops and library meetings and visits to outside organizations as required;
  • Performing outreach in the community;
  • Assisting patrons with Readers’ Advisory and managing other duties of the Youth Services desk;
  • Assisting with opening and closing duties, as assigned;
  • Contributing to a high quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
  • Providing excellent customer service and ensuring high operational and service standards;
  • Ability to develop projects from inception to implementation on time and on budget;
  • Performing duties according Mahopac Public Library Policies and Procedures, and any applicable laws regulated by an outside authority; and
  • Completing additional projects as assigned by the Department Head(s).

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Microsoft Word, Canva, Zoom, iMovie, and Windows Media;
  • Social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok and Twitter;
  • Dewey Decimal system;
  • Effective customer service techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of two years of college, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working with children

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Reply with resume and cover letter to:
Beth Vredenberg, Head of Youth Services
Mahopac Public Library
668 Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
bvredenberg@mahopaclibrary.org

Library Director, Mount Morris Library

The Board of Trustees of the Mt. Morris Library seeks a patient, organized, listener, who has experience working with technology, and a community-oriented spirit. A successful candidate will have the passion and motivation required to lead this rural library to a bright future.

Mt. Morris Community

The Village of Mt. Morris was incorporated in 1835 and is named after Robert Morris, a financier of the American Revolution. It is located at the northeastern entrance to Letchworth State Park and runs along the Genesee Valley. The community has numerous community organizations that provide opportunities for community involvement. Mt. Morris is experiencing a period of socioeconomic growth, which includes a proposed library expansion project.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Develops, plans, implements, and evaluates library services and programs.
  • Administers board-approved policies concerning internal and external library operations.
  • Supervises and manages library staff and volunteers.
  • Assists in the development and execution of the Annual Budget.
  • Maintains and purchases materials and equipment; conducts appropriate collection development practices.
  • Attends and delivers reports at Board of Trustee meetings.
  • Supervises maintenance of library facility, equipment, and furnishings.
  • Partners with community groups and town officials to implement library services.
  • Presents library information to funding agencies; seeks grants as appropriate; and performs other duties as assigned.

The Successful Candidate:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality service in an ever-changing public library environment, including familiarity with emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing public library personnel and budgets.
  • Strong commitment to community relations.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree with related experience is preferred; Two years of academic study or Associate's Degree is minimum.

Compensation

Starting Salary Range: $36,000-$41,000 commensurate with education and experience.

Instructions to Applicants

Email application materials (cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references) in PDF format by April 14, 2021 to MMDirectorSearch@owwl.org.

Library Director, Westport Library Association

The Westport Library Association (Westport, NY) is seeking a 20 hour/week Library Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of its historic library. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude, be customer-focused, community oriented, self-motivated, skilled in a Windows operating environment (MS Office, Zoom, etc.), and demonstrate exceptional ability to work with patrons of all ages and abilities. The Library Director reports to the library's Board of Trustees. Library experience and a bachelor’s degree preferred. Compensation and benefits are contingent on qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to WestportLibraryjobs@gmail.com.

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