Employment Announcements

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


(Updated April 27, 2016)


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.


Library Aide (Norfolk)

The Hepburn Library of Norfolk is now accepting applications for the position of Library Aide. Applicant must be computer knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and be able to assist patrons in their use of the computers. They must be able to pay attention to detail and enjoy working with the public. Hours will be Monday, Thursday and Friday 4pm-8pm and Tuesday and Wednesday 5pm-9pm.

Requirement: High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a library; ability to manage multiple priorities and change as required; ability to learn new skills and applications quickly; ability to instruct users in use of basic library resources and equipment; be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Application forms are available at the library. Acceptance of applications for this position will close May 9th 2016. For more information call Vicky Brothers Library Director @384-3052.


Projects Coordinator (ESLN)

Empire State Library Network (formerly the NY3Rs), an organization comprised of nine systems that serve all types of libraries in New York State, is seeking a part-time Projects Coordinator. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

Empire State Library Network PROJECTS COORDINATOR

The ESLN Projects Coordinator conducts tasks to support the various projects sponsored by the Network including Empire Library Delivery, general communications, web site maintenance, continuing education, and vendor coordination. This is a part-time position that requires approximately 20 hours per week.

QUALIFICATIONS: Poise and professional demeanor, excellent customer service skills, strong communication and/or writing skills, intermediate computer skills. Experience with web site design, particularly WordPress, preferred. Experience working in or with libraries in New York State is preferred.

EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree required; MLS preferred.

COMPENSATION: $35/hour. This position does not offer benefits.

The schedule is flexible; the successful candidate may work from home and may spend some of their time at one of the council offices. (See https://www.esln.org/about/ for office locations.)

To APPLY: Email resume and names of three professional references to: chair@esln.org by May 1, 2016 (approx.).


Library Director (Potsdam)

The Board of Trustees of the Potsdam Public Library seeks a dynamic leader to serve as Library Director. The Director manages a staff of 9 FTE, an annual budget of $560,000 and a service area of 15,000. Located in northern New York, Potsdam is near the Adirondack Park and about a 2-hour drive from Montreal and Ottawa. Potsdam, home to Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam, has very affordable housing.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Librarianship from a school accredited by the ALA or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices, and three years of professional library experience. Candidates must be eligible for a New York State Librarians’ professional license.

Salary: $52,000-$62,000.

To apply: go to www.slcpersonnel.org and click Examination Schedule

Inquiries: contact Paul Schaffer at schafferny@gmail.com

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016. AA/EEO


Library Technician (Paul Smiths)

See the posting on Paul Smith's College website for more details.


Library Director (Mooers)

See the posting on CEFLS's website for more details.


Science Librarian (Canton)

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian. Part of the Libraries and Information Technology division and reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library, supervises the Science Library staff, manages the collections, and provides instruction, reference, and research consultation services for students and faculty in the sciences. The Science Librarian has principal responsibility for outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces. As a member of the St. Lawrence community dedicated to the promotion of the liberal arts, this individual will work closely with students and faculty in innovative ways that will have an ongoing impact on advancing scientific knowledge across the curriculum.

The successful candidate will work well in a collegial and team environment and will possess strong communication, interpersonal and teaching skills. While the primary area of focus is in support of the sciences, the Science Librarian is also part of a multi-disciplinary team of librarians which engages in the development of library policies, goals and procedures and serves as a resource to the campus on evolving patterns of scholarly publishing, including open access initiatives and the management of scientific data.

The University Libraries support physical and virtual presences, strive to maintain a high level of resourcefulness, responsiveness, and reliability with regard to the academic needs of students and faculty, and proactively seek to engage with students and faculty on existing and emerging technologies, programs, and initiatives.


  • The successful candidate for this 12-month position must have an ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with the scientific literature and ability to help others understand trends is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with using and supporting science resources is required.
  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication is preferred.
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in the sciences or related research experience is preferred.
  • One to two years of academic library experience is preferred.

Interested applicants must apply online at https://employment.stlawu.edu/, uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge  and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and
socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu/.


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