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Digital Services and Technology Librarian, Onondaga Free Library

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for evaluating and incorporating emerging technologies into library programming, services, and collections.
  • Provides reference, collection advisory services, and individual digital literacy training for library users.
  • Provides and conducts staff technology training and assessment.
  • Selects and maintains digital services, collections and resources for the library.
  • Develops procedures and provides instruction on equipment and software.
  • Serves as liaison to and from other agencies and groups to provide access to the library’s digital services and collections.
  • Administers the following software services for the library: GSuite, Dropbox, CrashPlan, Envisionware, Deep Freeze, Meraki dashboard.
  • Serves as liaison to library technology consultants and vendors; serves on library system E-content committee.
  • Provides support to library social media and website applications.
  • Develops and leads library programming in collaboration with staff for teens and adults. Supports children’s digital resources for library programs and services.
  • Communicates well with the director, staff, volunteers, patrons, and keeps statistics and submits reports on digital services and programming.
  • Attends staff meetings, board meetings if requested, professional meetings, workshops, and community activities.
  • Keeps abreast of library issues, policies, procedures and technology. Knowledge and proficiency with computer technology is essential.
  • Carries out general public service duties when necessary and performs other duties as assigned by the director.


Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution. Possession of or eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate. Minimum of one year experience in a library setting, preferably in a technology capacity. Day, evening and weekend hours are required. Excellent people and customer service skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with POLARIS circulation system, GSuite, Dropbox, CrashPlan, Envisionware, Deep Freeze, Meraki dashboard beneficial.

Full time position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references by April 25, 2020 to:
Susan Morgan, Library Director
Onondaga Free Library
4840 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215

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Library Clerk/Passport Agent (Part-Time), LaGrange Association Library

LaGrange Library in Dutchess County, NY is looking for an enthusiastic, customer-service/detail oriented individual to join our team as a part time Library Clerk and Passport Agent. In addition to processing passport applications for the public, responsibilities will include:

  • checking patron materials in and out at the front desk
  • assisting library users with information requests and locating materials
  • answering the phone and directing calls appropriately
  • explaining and enforcing all library policies and procedures with patrons as needed
  • shelving/shelf maintenance as needed
  • small projects as assigned

This position is 15 hours per week: Mondays 9am-2pm, Wednesdays 2pm-8pm, and Thursdays 1pm-5pm, plus 2 Saturdays per month from 9am-2:15pm. Salary is $13 per hour with three (3) flex days upon hiring; sick, vacation, and personal days upon one (1) year anniversary.

Requirements: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED, strong customer service skills, computer proficiency, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Must enjoy working with the public, have a good sense of humor, have an interest in books and movies, be able to function independently and as part of a busy library team, and maintain confidentiality of patron information. Prior library experience is a plus.

Please email a cover letter, resume, and 2 references to, and indicate “Clerk” in the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Librarian I - Youth Services, Albany Public Library (continuous recruitment)

General Statement of Duties: Under the supervision of the Head of Central Branches, this position at the Youth Services Washington Avenue Branch focuses on providing library services to children ages 0-12 as well as teens and adults.

Classification: Librarian I

Job Description: Provides library service to children, young adults and adults, including story times and other programs; assists in maintaining the department’s collections; promotes use of library materials and services; performs outreach related to early literacy and library service to children and young adults; prepares reports; keeps informed of professional developments; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities: Passion for children’s and young adult literature; familiarity with current library technologies; the ability to perform both independently and as a team member; experience in planning and conducting children’s programming; an energetic approach to outreach to schools, daycares and community partners; excellent communication skills; enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. The ideal candidate will have experience in preschool programming and promoting early literacy practices. Creativity, singing or musical instrument ability, and the desire to work in fast-paced urban environment a plus.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications:
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.

To apply for the exam for consideration:

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.

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