Employment Announcements

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


(Updated May 19, 2016)


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.


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 Director (Mooers)

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


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