Employment Announcements

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


(Updated August 2nd 2016)
Public Services Librarian for Graduate Education (Potsdam)
Clarkson University is looking for a Public Services Librarian for Graduate Education. This position provides all necessary services to support graduate education (on campus and distance education). Please see the full posting for more information.

Public Librarian I or II (Plattsburgh)

The Community Outreach Librarian is an experienced professional responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships through community outreach activities. This position develops relationships with businesses, nonprofit organizations, individuals, schools and other community organizations that would benefit from library services and programs. Plattsburgh Public Library serves as both the city library and the Central Library for the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System. Reports to Library Director.

  • Leads development of outreach programs and services with an emphasis on millennials
  • Identifies outreach opportunities and develops appropriate response
  • Represents library at civic group meetings
  • Develops strategic relationships within the community
  • Develops press releases, brochures and other marketing materials in digital and print
  • Librarian role may also include attending workshops, and civic groups, as well as conducting
  • informational presentations on behalf of the library
  • Project management and event coordination to promote library services and resources
  • Develop and maintain website, oversee mass mailings, and manage physical aspects of the work environment such as the computer lab and new maker space/meeting room
  • Develop, design and evaluate new programs
  • Works with other staff members to implement outreach programs and services
  • Develops and coordinates a program providing community outreach services designed to build awareness, interest, and participation in the library
  • Flexibility in scheduling, evening and weekend work required
  • Travel within the Clinton, Essex, Franklin county area is required


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to get along with others and work as a team
  • Planning and goal setting skills are required
  • Decision making, problem solving and or recommendations within scope of position responsibilities
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and at locations outside of the library
  • Ability to build and maintain good relations with community partners and stakeholders including millennials
  • Strong technology background and eagerness to introduce new technologies to the community
  • Experience developing and disseminating marketing materials
  • Experience using social media for marketing
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university
  • New York State Public Librarian Certificate
  • One year professional experience working in a public library preferred

This is a full time (35 hours) hourly, union position with excellent benefits.

Salary: Librarian I $21.74 per hour/Librarian II $23.60 per hour

Please email letter of interest, Clinton County Application Form, resume, and contact information for

three professional references by September 19th for full consideration. Send to:

Jamie Parrotte, Administrative Assistant
19 Oak Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Telephone: 518-536- 7441


.5 Library/Media Specialist (Massena)


For 2016-17 School Year

POSITION: .5 Library/Media Specialist

QUALIFICATIONS: Valid New York State Certification

CLOSING DATE: August 12, 2016

http://mcs.k12.ny.us/cab/human resources/job opportunities

Human Resource Office
84 Nightengale Avenue
Massena, New York 13662

All inquiries, please contact 764-3700 ext. 3011
Equal Opportunity Employer


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. 


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 Chuck Henry, at chuckh@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