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Sustainability Coordinator, Suffolk Cooperative Library System

The candidate must have a Master’s Degree (MLS/MIS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution and have two years of professional library experience. Salary is $51,573.00 plus benefits. Please see attached job description for details.

SCLS is a 56- member library system in Suffolk County, NY. We are a supportive employer with opportunities to learn and grow in this position.

To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to Suffolk Cooperative Library System Human Resources Office at sclshr@suffolknet.org by May 25, 2021.

General Description: Under the supervision of the Assistant Director this employee is responsible for the maintenance and development of initiatives designed to improve SCLS and member library sustainability (Environmentally Responsible, Economically Feasible, and Socially Equitable). Areas of concentration include management, governance, funding, marketing, and facilities.

Essential Functions:

  1. Works with the Professional & Staff Development Supervisor to provide member libraries with resources related to library sustainability.
  2. Consults, advises and supports member libraries with initiatives related to sustainability.
  3. Oversees the State Aid for Public Library Construction Grant Program.
  4. Advocates at all government levels for sustainable funding and community support.
  5. Assumes role of Green Team Leader at SCLS, ensuring all existing sustainability initiatives are being followed, maintained, and advanced.
  6. Maintenance and administration of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative program.

Other Functions:

  1. Represents SCLS at professional meetings and conferences as directed.
  2. Assists in the set up and organization of SCLS member services projects and initiatives.
  3. Prepares reports, memoranda, and other written materials.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of concepts and practices in the field of sustainability.
  2. Excellent organizational skills.
  3. Ability to use a wide variety of computer software applications, specifically Microsoft Office.
  4. Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  5. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with others in a team setting.
  6. Ability to work without direct supervision and meet deadlines.
  7. Ability to make Sustainable work-related decision.

Required Experience and Training:

  1. Master’s Degree (MLS/MIS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.
  2. A NYS Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate.
  3. Two years of professional library experience.

Social Media Associate, Suffolk Cooperative Library System

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree and have experience maintaining social media sites. Salary is $39,145 plus benefits. Please see attached job description for details.

SCLS is a 56- member library system in Suffolk County, NY. We are a supportive employer with opportunities to learn and grow in this position.

To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to Suffolk Cooperative Library System Human Resources Office at sclshr@suffolknet.org by May 25, 2021.

General Description: Under the supervision of the Professional & Staff Development Supervisor this employee is responsible for the maintenance and development of all SCLS social media platforms.

Essential Functions:

  1. Daily monitoring of all SCLS social media accounts and platforms.
  2. Collaborates with SCLS department supervisors to create social media content across all departments and platforms in support of both SCLS and the member libraries.
  3. Develop and analyze benchmarks for measuring the impact of social media programs and campaigns.
  4. Development and management of social media content calendar.
  5. Oversee design of social media accounts.
  6. Supports and creates content for SCLS and member library advocacy efforts.
  7. Consults, advises and supports SCLS department supervisors with initiatives related to social media.
  8. Consults, advises and supports member libraries with initiatives related to social media.
  9. Seek and maintain influencer relationships.

Other Functions:

  1. Travels to library-related events to photo/record content for posting.
  2. Represents SCLS at professional meetings and conferences as directed.
  3. Assists in the set up and organization of SCLS member services projects and initiatives.
  4. Prepares reports, memoranda, and other written materials.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Proficiency with all current social media platforms.
  2. Strong writing and copy-editing skills.
  3. Basic video/photo editing software knowledge/experience.
  4. Ability to use various computer software applications, specifically Microsoft Office.
  5. Excellent organizational and communications skills, both verbal and written.
  6. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with others in a team setting.
  7. Ability to work without direct supervision and meet deadlines.
  8. Ability to make Sustainable work-related decision.

Required Experience and Training:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Experience maintaining social media sites.
  3. Valid NYS driver’s license.

Library Director II, Warner Library

Join us as we pilot one of Westchester County's most treasured institutions into the future. The Warner Library Board of Trustees is seeking a thoughtful, energetic, and enthusiastic leader to become the next library director. You will join our team of experienced staff and work with an engaged Board to lead the library in exciting new directions while maintaining a connection with our historic past.

The ideal candidate for this position will be ready to take the reins of this beloved community institution, which serves a vibrant, growing, and diverse population. They will be a hands-on leader with solid management skills and a strong work ethic. Warner Library acts as one of the centers of the twin communities of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, serving our patrons in any way we can. As such, this is a very visible position in the community, so candidates should possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Requirements include an MLS and experience as a public library administrator. Candidate must be eligible to be placed on the Library II list and must possess practical organizational skills as well as knowledge of emerging trends in libraries. Starting salary is competitive depending on experience, and includes a generous benefits package. Email a cover letter, resume, and references to: WarnerDirectorSearch@wlsmail.org.

Confidential Executive Assistant to the Director, Port Jefferson Free Library

Effective: Immediately

Description: the Confidential Executive Assistant to the Director will provide Administrative services to the Director and the Board and maintain records necessary to that position. Composes a variety of correspondence, documents, and reports related to the administration of the Library.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Types minutes, correspondence and management reports for the Director and the Board and acts as Recording Secretary for the Board.
  • Oversees Trustee Election and Budget Vote, including preparation of voting material, Coordination of legal notices, scheduling Election Day volunteers;
  • Assists Director in preparing for and participating in collective bargaining negotiations.
  • Serves as receptionist for the Director, including making appointments, responding to callers, contacting Board members and public officials.
  • Assists Director in reviewing employee personnel files with regard to discipline and work assignments.
  • Creates and/or oversees creation of special reports and presentations for the Director and Board including graphics, illustrations, and statistical data.
  • Works with the Director to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with the Staff Association, representatives of community, consumer, employee, and public groups.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion with all Library matters.
  • Complex problem solving ability - must be able to review extensive information, develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Expert level proficiency with computer applications and peripherals related to word processing, graphics design and information dissemination.
  • Ability to understand and carry out directions independently.
  • Comprehensive Reading, writing, and Commination skills.
  • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work, including routinely managing multiple deadlines and working under time constraints.
  • Supervisory ability to plan, delegate, coordinate and oversee the work of other Library employees and vendors.

Necessary Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Associates degree required plus equivalent combination of experience, training and education.

The Port Jefferson Free Library offers New York State Retirement, New York State Health care and a competitive benefit package and salary commensurate with experience: Salary range 55-70k.

This is not a Civil Service Position
Please apply by: May 17th, 2021
Please apply with resume in person or email: donlont@portjefflibrary.org

Librarian I, Woodward Memorial Library

We are seeking a dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic librarian with excellent interpersonal skills who will support the library’s commitment to providing exceptional service to the community. This full-time position includes programming for all ages and requires excellent programming and presentation skills. Experience with computer technology and electronic resources is required.

Examples of some responsibilities include:

  • Answers reference questions, performs readers’ advisory services and reference desk duties.
  • Plan, promote, and implement programs for children and teens, such as storytimes, crafts programs, and the Summer Reading Program.
  • Plan, promote, and implement programs for adults such as crafts and leading the Book Discussion group.
  • Assists the public with information regarding library materials and equipment.
  • Collection development for children and young adults.
  • Creates and edits flyers to promote library programs.
  • Promotes library services to schools and community agencies serving children and young adults.
  • Contributes to and maintains Instagram and Facebook content for library and upcoming programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York.

The position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week. Hours include two evenings a week and rotating Saturdays. Salary is $37,000 plus benefits.

To apply: Email PDF copies of a cover letter, resume, and three references to Betsy Halvorsen at bhalv@nioga.org.

Submission deadline: May 14, 2021

This position will be filled on a provisional basis pending the results of a Civil Service examination. Applicants must be eligible and registered to take the upcoming exam in Genesee County to be considered for the appointment.

Library Clerk PDF (Part-Time), The Community Library

Chief Librarian (Library Faculty), LaGuardia Community College

Library Director, Desmond-Fish Public Library

We seek a dynamic Library Director with a passion for community service to oversee all activities and operations of the Library. The successful candidate will manage and expand library services and programs for community members of all ages to ensure that the Library effectively meets the cultural, informational and social needs of this vibrant Hudson Valley community that has valued and supported its Library for 40 years. The Director will be responsible for leading a dedicated staff of nine full- and part-time employees, working with a committed Friends group and an active 25-member Board of Trustees, overseeing extensive building and grounds improvements and other elements of the institution’s long-range plan for achieving sustainability, raising funds and managing the library’s finances, and innovating new programs and services to meet the changing needs of Library patrons. The Director is responsible for a $650,000+ annual budget.

Essential Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Staff and Operations:

  • Supervising all library services, operations, activities, programs and outreach
  • Selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating personnel while creating a harmonious team environment
  • Developing and maintaining the Library’s collection in accordance with collection policies and best practices
  • Controlling expenditures of funds and maintaining accurate financial records
  • Supervising the purchase, utilization and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library services
  • Preparing annual reports to the state and the community with extensive data tracking
  • Working with Buildings and Grounds Committee to maintain all areas of the Library and its beautiful surroundings

Programs & Events:

  • Working with the Development Committee on individual and institutional solicitations, fundraising events and campaigns; grant writing and reporting
  • Overseeing year-round library events, programs and community outreach
  • Preparing and distributing public relations and marketing materials
  • Board of Trustees:

    • Developing, implementing and evaluating long- and short-term goals and objectives
    • Working with the Board in an ongoing planning process that identifies and addresses community and library needs
    • Making policy recommendations to the Board and implementing adopted policies
    • Preparing annual budget recommendations for Board approval
    • Preparing narrative and data reports for all and participating in all Board meetings

    Essential Traits include but are not limited to:

    • Ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for staff and library patrons
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders
    • A commitment to social justice and fostering an equitable community
    • Thorough knowledge of current trends and developments in the library profession
    • Ability to organize and prioritize work
    • Proficiency with computers, popular library software, internet and digital communications

    Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of experience in library administration.

    Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health care and 401K contribution.

    To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three references to: searchcommittee@desmondfishlibrary.org by May 25.

    Library Director, Poestenkill Library

    Administrative Assistant to the Director, Suffolk Cooperative Library System

    SCLS is a 56- member library system in Suffolk County, NY. We are a supportive employer with opportunities to learn and grow in this position.

    Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please see job description for details.

    Department: Administration

    Position Title: Administrative Assistant

    Reports To: Director

    General Description: Provides administrative support for SCLS administrators.

    Essential Functions:

    1. Performs a wide variety of highly confidential, administrative and secretarial tasks.
    2. Assists the Director and Assistant Director in organizing material for monthly Board of Trustees meetings and other meetings.
    3. Schedules, trains and supervises reception personnel.

    Other Functions:

    1. May assist in preparation of budget estimates or other reports.
    2. May arrange workshops.
    3. Compiles, prepares and distributes calendar of events.
    4. Composes correspondence.
    5. Routes telephone calls.
    6. Maintains a wide variety of administrative files.
    7. Maintains up-to-date lists of committees.
    8. Manages the SCLS switchboard.
    9. Performs other functions as required.

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    1. Good knowledge of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
    2. Good reading comprehension.
    3. Legible handwriting.
    4. Ability to do mathematical computations.
    5. Excellent organizational abilities.
    6. Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
    7. Ability to use computer software.
    8. Ability to promote and maintain effective public relations.
    9. Ability to supervise.
    10. Ability to exercise considerable independent judgment.
    11. Ability to make decisions.
    12. Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with others.
    13. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
    14. Ability to work with deadlines and interruptions.
    15. Ability to make Sustainable work-related decisions.

    Required Experience and Training:

    1. High school graduate.
    2. Two years secretarial/office manager experience.

    To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to Suffolk Cooperative Library System Human Resources Office at sclshr@suffolknet.org by May 15, 2021.

    Teen Services Librarian PDF, Haverford Township Free Library (PA)

    Children's Program Coordinator, Town of Esopus Library

    The Town of Esopus Library is seeking an energetic, flexible and creative person to fill a part-time (25 hours/week) Children’s Program Coordinator position. Under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s Program Coordinator creates, coordinates, publicizes, and facilitates all library programs for children and families. The incumbent manages the children’s print and media collections, assists patrons with reference questions, reader’s advisory, routine computer and internet use questions, and provides circulation services as needed. The ability to interact positively with patrons is necessary, as well an ability to reach out to the community. Strong computer skills are necessary, as well as knowledge and proficiency in library functions. Saturday and evening hours may be assigned.

    Candidates should have an ability to establish relationships with children and parents, and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The incumbent should possess good judgment, initiative, tact and courtesy, as well as a physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position. The salary is competitive, and includes excellent benefits.

    Candidate should be comfortable with and willing to do programs on Zoom.

    Required: A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Library Science, English, Communications or closely related field from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university, and one (1) year of experience in a library setting or performing duties related to the supervision, coordination and administration of youth programs, OR

    Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Education, Library Science, English or Communications or closely related field, and three (3) years of experience in a library setting or performing duties related to the supervision, coordination and administration of youth programs.

    Please send a meaningful cover letter, resume and three references to:

    Brooke Dittmar, Director
    Town of Esopus Library
    PO Box 1167
    Port Ewen, NY 12466
    Or by email: esopusdirector@gmail.com

    Applications will be reviewed as received.

    Library Associate and Communications Manager (Part-Time), Roeliff Jansen Community Library

    Member Services Librarian, Finger Lakes Library System

    Patron Services/Circulation Clerk (Part-Time), Bedford Hills Free Library

    The Bedford Hills Free Library, an association library serving the Town of Bedford and hamlet of Bedford Hills, has an new opening for an energetic, smart, and experienced professional with strong customer service skills to join our Patron Services/Circulation team.

    Primary responsibilities include providing circulation services, information and referral for patrons, as well as administrative, technical, or program support. Knowledge of library methods, classification, and circulation systems is required and experience within the Westchester Library System is preferred; enthusiasm for reading and literacy; excellent customer service; strong technical and communication skills; B.A. or liberal arts background preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish is desired.

    This is a part-time, non-exempt position; currently 15-25 hours/week; with more hours available when the Library resumes regular open hours. Current schedule is weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays and one-two Saturdays per month.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: Mary Esbjornson, Executive Director, at mesbjornson@wlsmail.org or via mail: Bedford Hills Free Library, 26 Main Street, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. To learn more about the Library, see our Bedford Hills Free Library website.

    Founded in 1915, the Bedford Hills Free Library is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and is a member of the Westchester Library System (WLS). The Bedford Hills Free Library is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Position is open until filled.

    Teen Services Librarian PDF, Hartford Public Library (CT)

    Youth & Family Services Librarian PDF, Hartford Public Library (CT)

    Assistant Director of Patron Services, Scarsdale Public Library

    Deputy Director, Yonkers Public Library

    Program Manager, Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

    Adult Services Librarian II PDF, Ossining Public Library

    Systems Librarian, Liverpool Public Library

    The Liverpool Public Library is seeking a dynamic and resourceful Systems Librarian to lead a team dedicated to providing responsive customer service to both patrons and staff. The successful candidate will demonstrate technical expertise and an understanding of user-centered systems within the library setting. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Patron Services.

    As Department Coordinator, you will collaborate with management and staff on how to utilize library technology to meet LPL’s strategic priorities. You will play a leadership role in recommending updated technology practices, especially in the ILS platform, patron self-service and discovery and STEAM education.

    What you will do:

    • Coordinate and prioritize the activities of Computer Services staff and consultants in the planning, development, budgeting, and implementation of automated systems in the library.
    • Lead and supervise departmental staff; perform supervisory tasks e.g., time sheet approvals, leave request approvals, annual reviews.
    • Serve as LPL’s primary point of contact related to the administration and maintenance of the ILS, e.g., Polaris. Create ILS statistical reports as requested and needed. Diagnose and resolve ILS related issues.
    • Oversee the daily operation and maintenance of local systems and networks, e.g., Cisco switches and Meraki dashboard.
    • Oversee the daily operation and maintenance of critical software such as mail, PC and room reservation systems, back-up, security, virus/malware protection, e.g., Microsoft 365 and Amazon Cloud Services.
    • Oversee LPL’s electronic resources, such as databases and room scheduling and calendar software. Participate in the selection and evaluation of e-resources and other software. Interpret usage data and recommend adjustments to subscriptions as needed.
    • Provide accurate and regular statistics to staff for reporting, assessment, and decision-making purposes. Maintain and manage statistical dashboard. Provide stats and other required information for annual report to NYS.
    • Oversee effective inventory, management of, maintenance of and control over library automation assets including servers, computers, printers, and other equipment, e.g., Windows and Mac desktops.
    • Review and assess contracts with vendors; obtain quotes; serve as point of contact for technology vendors, as appropriate.
    • Recommend the library’s automation budget expenditures.
    • Develop long-term needs for information systems; revise and update the Library’s Technology Plan every 3 years.
    • Confer with library administration and staff about technological needs. Assist with recommending and purchasing technology for STEAM and other programs. Advise on areas of potential automation.
    • Oversee staff training on ILS, databases, e-resources, and other technology when needed; create instructional materials.
    • Conduct security and privacy audits to ensure library compliance with confidentiality and privacy laws and best practices. Provide staff training in these areas.
    • Work with Communications Department to manage updates to library website.
    • Oversee the maintenance of the library’s online repository of digitized local history photographs and artifacts.
    • Represent the Library on local and system wide committees and task forces.
    • Work public service desk in library; may serve as Director’s Designee (Librarian in Charge) when needed.
    • Perform other duties as needed to support the mission and function of the library.

    Who you are:

    • You are committed to making technology accessible and user-centered for our patrons and staff.
    • You thrive working in a highly collaborative environment.
    • You are proactive and keep abreast of new trends and practices.
    • You can communicate technological information effectively.
    • You are accountable and accept responsibility for your actions. You demonstrate professionalism.
    • You value diversity and inclusion.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A Masters in Library Science or Masters in Library Information Science from a library school within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association and four (4) years of professional level library information technology experience in a library or library related information field. Such experience might include implementing new technology in a library, working with information technology vendors, collaborating on information technology projects, etc.

    Candidate must possess a valid NY State Public Librarian’s Professional Certification from the New York State Department of Education.

    This is a provisionally appointed position as there is currently no active eligible list for this title. Pursuant to Civil Service Rules for provisional appointments, you would be required to take the next civil service exam for this title, pass and be reachable for permanent appointment.

    Hours:
    Full time (35 hours per week) position; combination of weekday, evening, and Saturday hours.

    Salary Range:
    $46,500 - $59,000; commensurate with experience

    Benefits:
    New York State Retirement, Health/Dental offered through the Liverpool Central School District, paid time-off (vacation, sick, personal), EAP.

    To Apply:
    Email or mail a cover letter, resume and names of three professional references to:
    Sheila Smith
    Business and Personnel Manager
    Liverpool Public Library
    310 Tulip Street
    Liverpool, NY 13088
    Sheila.smith@lpl.org
    (315) 457-0310, ext. 106

    Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 15, 2021.


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