Jobs

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

Library Director for Norwood Public Library (Norwood, NY)

LIBRARY DIRECTOR for Norwood Public Library. Located in Norwood, NY serving a population of 2,900.  30 hours per week (including some evening and weekend hours).  Responsible for administration of all aspects of library services; subject to direction from Library Board of Trustees. Familiarity with current library technology and electronic and internet technologies. Minimum education requirement: bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to applicants with library science degree, library science course work, or public library work experience. Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Send letter of interest and resumé with 3 references to: Kathleen Hartman, Chairperson, Norwood Public Library Hiring Committee, One Morton St., Norwood  NY  13668.

Submission deadline August 31, 2017.

Post expires on Thursday August 31st, 2017

Special Collections Assistant – Part Time (Instructional Support Assistant) – Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego (Oswego, NY)

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a part-time, Special Collections Assistant to work 18.75 hours/week between the hours of 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Posting Date: July 14, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit:  https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/UUPPTbenefitsummary-Feb-2017.pdf or  http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment:  July/August 2017

Description of Responsibilities:

The Special Collections Assistant initiates, coordinates and implements a variety of duties in support of the operations and collections of the Special Collections and Archives Department at State University of New York at Oswego’s Penfield Library.

The Special Collections Assistant works closely with the Special Collections Librarian in a wide range of management activities.  A major component of this position will include accessioning, arrangement of, organization, and description of archival collections containing manuscripts, photographs, and other materials using PastPerfect. The Assistant makes recommendations on operational and procedural processes; participates in determining goals with the Special Collections Librarian; oversees project coordination and provides project directions and/or assistance to support staff, student assistants, and volunteers; while maintaining professionalism, confidentiality, proper archival practices, and concern for access.

Components of this position include collaborating with the Special Collections Librarian to develop outreach efforts through instructional presentations, displays and exhibits, and the Oswego Digital Library institutional repository; assisting students and researchers with long and short term research projects which include reference services via phone, email, mail and in-person. Attendance at conferences and workshops/webinars encouraged.

This position is 18.75 hours/week between the hours of 8am-4:30pm Monday through Friday, exact schedule to be negotiated.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in History, Museum Studies, Library/Information Science, or related area by time of appointment
  • 2 or more years of experience in archives or special collections
  • Experience using a museum or archives database
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with PastPerfect, Excel and scanning images

To Apply:  Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, a copy of unofficial transcripts; and contact information for three professional references to: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=86842

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Kathryn Johns-Masten (Chair)

Phone: 315-312-3553

Email:  kathryn.johnsmasten@oswego.edu

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Description of Department:  Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego.  Located at the heart of the campus and online at www.oswego.edu/library, the Library is an evolving high tech learning facility that supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research. Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas.

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, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Description of 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.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.

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 see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/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 see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/annual-security-and-fire-report

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.

Post expires on Friday August 25th, 2017

Library Media Specialist – Tupper Lake Central School (Tupper Lake, NY)

Job Description:

Contact Tupper Lake Central School District Office for additional information and application requirements at 518-359-3371.

The School Library Media Specialist performs many functions including information specialist, teacher, instructional consultant and library manager.  Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Developing and implementing a program consistent with district standards.
  2. Working with classroom teachers to integrate library skills into the curriculum.
  3. Participating in curriculum development.
  4. Teaching information literacy skills to students.
  5. Encouraging students to be life-long readers and learners.
  6. Building and maintaining a collection which supports the curriculum.
  7. Using interlibrary loan to provide materials not available in the collection.
  8. Preparing and administering the library budget in cooperation with the building principal.
  9. Scheduling, training and supervising clerical staff.
  10. Establishing and implementing procedures for ordering and circulating materials.
  11. Maintaining accurate records of library holdings.
  12. Working cooperatively with the School Library System.
  13. Preparing reports on library use and activities for administrators and board members.

The Library Media Specialist collaborates with teaching staff in the development of student literacy through the administration of the library media & educational technology programs, provides specialized and class instruction to students and teaching staff, and oversees the selection, organization, utilization, and maintenance of library, information, and curriculum resources.

The Library Media Specialist reports to the Principal(s), and works with District curriculum and technical staff to coordinate library and educational technology programs.  The Library Media Specialist interacts daily with students, teachers, parents, administrators, and other district staff.

Qualifications:  School or Library Media Specialist Certification, and a strong background in instructional technology is necessary.

Application Deadline: Still accepting applications

Start Date: 09/05/2017

Post expires on Friday September 1st, 2017

State University of New York at Oswego Penfield Library – Resource Sharing Librarian (Oswego, NY)

Job Description: Resource Sharing Librarian

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.

Posting Date: June 30, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit 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:  Fall 2017

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) unit, including goal setting, report preparation, and budgetary oversight.
  • Supervise and train unit staff (two full time clerks, student workers, and adjunct librarian assistants).
  • Participate in ILL request fulfillment, and provide relevant professional expertise and troubleshooting as needed.
  • Oversee and maintain custom holdings.
  • Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
  • Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
  • Explore, plan, and oversee resource sharing initiatives.
  • Handle initial identification and troubleshooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software (currently ILLiad and Odyssey).
  • Collaborate with a variety of internal library partners and resource sharing librarians at other institutions.
  • Participate in the review and, when necessary, revision of vendor contracts and license agreements.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

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, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Find more details and apply here.

Post expires on Friday August 25th, 2017

State University of New York at Oswego Penfield Library – Discovery Services Librarian (Oswego, NY)

Job Description:

Description of Department:  Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego.  Located at the heart of the campus and online at www.oswego.edu/library, the Library is an evolving high tech learning facility that supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research. Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas.

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, available at https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/. 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 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.

Posting Date: June 29, 2017

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit 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:  August 2017

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Assume a leadership role in providing access to electronic resources, including: administration such as interface changes and technical issues; maintaining and generating usage reports to support collection development decisions; and assisting with database trials.
  • Manage and administer the library’s discovery tool, integrated knowledge base, and OpenURL link resolver.
  • Promote the use of electronic resources and identify training opportunities within the library.
  • Collaborate on leading the review and evaluation of electronic resources.
  • Maintain EZProxy, including updating stanzas and user files, and monitoring trouble reports and server logs.
  • Provide day-to-day maintenance of website and intranet; collaborate with Coordinator of Library Technology and other stakeholders on web redesigns and usability testing.
  • Provide backup technical support for the institutional repository.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program by time of appointment.
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS, and at least one programming/scripting language.
  • Awareness of accessibility standards with websites and online resources.
  • Knowledge of supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, 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 effectively adapt to and use emerging library technologies and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities.
  • Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations.
  • Experience with Drupal.
  • Experience with PHP, MySQL, and/or JavaScript.
  • Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.


Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Emily Mitchell, Search Committee Chair

(315) 312-3540

emily.mitchell@oswego.edu

 

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Click here for more information and apply.

Post expires on Friday September 1st, 2017