Employment Announcements

Job opportunities currently available throughout the Northern New York Library Network's region: 


(Updated June 15, 2016)


Library Media Specialist (Canton)

The Canton Central School District is accepting applications for a full time tenure track Library Media Specialist for the 2016-17 school year.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, application (found at www.ccsdk12.org), three letters of reference, a copy of NYS certification, and original college transcript(s) to: Canton Central School, Attn: HR, 99 State St., Canton, NY 13617. Deadline Friday, July 8, 2016.


LIBRARY TECHNICAL ASSISTANT (part-time): the Northern New York Library Network located in Potsdam NY, has an opening for a part-time Library Technical Assistant to provide support in the areas of communications, scheduling, programming, and services coordination. 20 hours per week. Familiarity with WORD, EXCEL, WordPress desired. Associates degree required. To apply, email resume and names of three references toHR@nnyln.org


Library Director (Blue Mountain Lake)

Adirondack Museum Library
Full-time, year-round


The Adirondack Museum Library is the premier repository for primary and secondary research materials documenting the history and culture of the Adirondack region. The museum is currently seeking a Library Director who will be the key individual responsible for making these unique resources accessible to as wide an audience as possible, both on-site and online. The incumbent is also responsible for the preservation of the collections for future generations, and for continuing to strengthen the museum's holdings so that they continue to reflect the richness and complexity of the Adirondack story. The museum's exhibitions and public programs are informed by the Library Director's knowledge and research efforts. The Library Director will report to the Executive Director, serve as a member of the museum's Senior Staff, provide support to the Board of Trustee's Library Committee, and may serve on other board committees as required. The salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.


Candidates must have an ALA approved master's degree, preferably with a concentration in special collections or archival administration, and a minimum of 3 years' experience in special collections or archival experience (ideally in a museum or research library). Additional undergraduate or graduate degree in American History, American Studies, Environmental History, or a related field is preferred. Knowledge of New York State history is helpful. Applicants must have experience interacting with researchers and be flexible and open to coordinating and completing projects with limited resources. Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and computer skills are required.


The Adirondack Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Salary is competitive and benefits are excellent.


E-mail application to: HRDept@adkmuseum.org

Or mail to:

Adirondack Museum
Attn: Colleen Sage, Human Resources Manager
P.O. Box 99
Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812


Director of Library Services (Canton)

The Southworth Library Learning Commons at SUNY Canton, the Schubert-Award-winning, #1 student-ranked SUNY Library, seeks an experienced, innovative and visionary leader to be its next Director of Library Services.  This is a full-time, twelve-month, faculty position within the Academic Support Services and Instructional Technologies Division, reporting to the Division Dean. 

About SUNY Canton: 

SUNY Canton is a college of technology within the SUNY system, with an enrollment of approximately 3,500 students.  In addition to offering a variety of courses and degrees in the traditional classroom setting, SUNY Canton has an extensive online learning program which includes ten fully online degrees and over 400 online course offerings.  Housing library, tutoring and information services departments, the Southworth Library Learning Commons at SUNY Canton is a dynamic, student-centered academic space designed to promote collaboration, innovation and learning.

The Position: 

The Director of Library Services administers and provides assessment for all Library resources and services in support of the College’s academic programs, student learning and instructional effectiveness; supervises and evaluates library personnel; and provides vision and direction for library services in collaboration with faculty, administration and staff in alignment with institutional mission and goals. The successful candidate will be a non-traditional library leader whose primary focus is on the development of innovation in library service in support of student engagement, retention and success.


The Director is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the delivery of library services which are responsive to the needs of a growing and dynamic student population. The Director represents the library on campus groups, and advocates for and promotes the library and its services as a critical component of institutional academic excellence. Fostering an atmosphere of creativity and innovation, the Director of Library Services coordinates and promotes opportunities for scholarly engagement, academic discovery and innovation, and campus and community connectivity. Working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, the Director builds connections both on campus and SUNY-wide. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership qualities and knowledge of the changing nature of academic libraries, especially with emerging library technologies.


  • ·         Master’s degree in library science/information science from an ALA-accredited school
  • ·         3-5 years of progressive responsibility in an academic library setting as an academic librarian/library leader
  • ·         Demonstrated commitment to innovation in library service and a students-first philosophy
  • ·         Ability to think outside the academic-library box

Please upload your response to the following question under Other Documents:  How do libraries contribute to student success and retention?

Persons interested in the above position should apply online at https://employment.canton.edu/. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal background check.

SUNY Canton is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment of diversity in our faculty, staff, and student body. 


Library Associate (Sackets Harbor)

The Hay Memorial Library is seeking a part-time library associate. The library associate will help in maintaining day-to-day operations as well as aiding in the maintenance of the Library's collection. The library associate will also assist the library manager in providing a range of programs including, but not limited to, children's story time and celebration activities. Requirements for the position are a high school diploma or a two-year college degree. Candidates must be computer efficient, organized, and succeed in communicating effectively (both written and verbal).

Applications are due by May 13th. Please send your cover letter and resume to kmale17@gmail.com.

No phone calls please. The Hay Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Library Assistant (Adams)

Library assistant- Adams free Library is accepting resumes for the part-time position of Library assistant. Requirements for this position are a high school diploma or a two-year college degree. Must be computer efficient, organized, and is proficient in communicating verbally and in writing. Training will be provided by the library Director. Please send your resume to Adams free Library, P.O box 58, Adams N.Y. 13605 or by email at admlib@ncls.org. Deadline for resumes is May 16th.


Reference Librarian – Part Time (Oswego)

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 atwww.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 at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Reference Librarian to provide part time (20 hour/week) research services assistance.

Posting Date: May 31, 2016

Review Date: Review of applications will begin June 13, 2016, 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 part-time United University Professions (UUP) professional.

Date of Appointment: As soon as possible.                                                  

Description of Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the college community in using library collections and technologies, and provide basic and in-depth research services in person, by telephone, email and through real-time chat.
  • Assist with creation and maintenance of research guides and reference librarian resources.
  • Will require daytime hours and will also include some evening and weekend hours. Some flexibility of scheduling may be possible. 
  • Special projects or other assignments may be negotiated, depending on library needs and librarian interests. 

In addition, the successful candidate for this position will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.


Required Qualifications:  

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited program, or the equivalent from another country, by time of appointment.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Working knowledge of a variety of electronic databases and technology applications.
  • Availability to work some evening and weekend hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous library work experience.
  • Experience providing reference/research assistance. 

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or email Emily Mitchell at 315-321-3540 or emily.mitchell@oswego.edu

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Application Instructions:

Submit a letter of application addressing all required qualifications, a copy of transcripts with conferment date, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three current references electronically.

Further instructions and a complete position announcement may be found at:




DESCRIPTION: The Marcellus Free Library Board of Trustees seeks a full time Library Director, who is an exceptional leader and who demonstrates commitment to the public library’s excellent service to the local community.

With a dedicated staff of 19 full and part time employees, volunteers, and an active Friends group, the Marcellus Free Library serves about 6,000 residents of Marcellus, NY, as well as the surrounding area, circulating 140,000+ items annually. Marcellus Free Library is part of the Onondaga County Public Library System (OCPL). Marcellus is located in central New York, about 20 miles from Syracuse. Additional information may be found at www.mflib.org

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have the skill and experience to plan and implement new services and programs, to foster community support, and to share a vision for the library. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees. Primary responsibilities of this position include:

* Having overall responsibility for administrative duties, including personnel, budgeting, collection management, facilities management, information services, marketing, programming, and planning, in accordance with policies developed by the Board of Trustees.

* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patrons, schools, businesses, municipal entities, and community groups in the service area, representing the library and its objectives and activities.

* Selecting, training, supervising, and motivating library staff to enable the provision of effective library service to patrons and to the greater community.

* Advising the Board in library matters and keeping it informed of relevant issues and developments at the local, regional, state, and national level. Attending all Board meetings, reporting on library activities, statistics, and important issues, participating actively in discussion and contributing ideas and suggestions during the decision-making process.

* Acting as primary liaison between the Library, and the Friends, OCPL, and other libraries.

* Monitoring the upkeep of buildings and grounds in cooperation with the Board’s Building and Maintenance chairperson.


* A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, and eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate.

* Extensive technology experience and/or knowledge of library-driven technology services.

* Demonstration of effective communication skills.


* A minimum of three years Library experience with increasing responsibility, and two years supervisory experience


To apply, please send a letter of interest, résumé, and three professional references to Ronald Olmstead at Marcellus Free Library, 32 Maple Street, Marcellus, NY 13108 before July 29, 2016.


If you are a library in the NNYLN's region and have a job vacancy announcement you would like posted here, please send your information, including CLOSING DATE for applications, to Regional Services Librarian Eric Alan, at eric@nnyln.org.

Other sites for library employment information:

NY3Rs Job Listings
Higher Ed Jobs
New York State Civil Service Page
The Chronicle of Higher Education
INALJ.com New York State