Employment Announcements

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


(Updated August 21, 2015)


Graduate Assistant Archives Professor (Schenectady)

Schaffer Library/Kelly Adirondack Center

Temporary PT - Not Benefit Eligible

Grade T - Min. $20.00 per hour


15 hours per week



The Adirondack Research Library invites applications for part time graduate assistants to perform basic processing of materials in two archival collections, the John S. Apperson papers and the Paul Schaffer papers. The selected candidates will assist in the creation of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids, following standard rules of description: Describing Archives -A Content Standard (DACS). Additional responsibilities include appraising, preserving, rehousing, arranging and describing the two archival collections following prescribed guidelines, and flagging items of interest found in the collections for simultaneous item level metadata description. In addition, the Graduate Assistants will supervise the work of undergraduate students who will complete the metadata entry into specialized software programs. This position is part of a grant funded project running through December 30, 2015 with the possibility of renewal.


Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and familiarity with archival processing and descriptive standards required, graduate student or recent graduate in Library and Information Science program strongly preferred. Must also be able to lift 40 lb. boxes on a regular basis, and handle one-of-a-kind materials with the utmost care.


Please apply in person, via fax, U.S. Mail or email:

Human Resources
Req. # T1179
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
E-mail: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college of 2,000 undergraduates. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

For more details please visit: http://www.union.edu/offices/human-resources/jobs/temporary/t1179-graduate-assistant-archives-processor.php


Technology Service Coordinator (New York City)


The Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Technology Services Coordinator. The Technology Services Coordinator will support Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York (DCMNY), an online collection hosting service for members of the Metropolitan New York Library Council. DCMNY is currently powered by Islandora; the Technology Services Coordinator will need to be comfortable with Linux, Fedora Commons, Drupal, and custom PHP modifications. The ideal candidate will be confident with this technology stack and is up to date on other frameworks and repository solutions (e.g. Apache SOLR, Ruby/Rails, Blacklight, Hydra). She or he will make recommendations and lead a migration to a different platform should this be advantageous. METRO’s staff of 15+ people hosts classes and events for our membership. The Technology Services Coordinator will also collaborate with the METRO staff to maintain the technical infrastructure for the office and community space. This support includes but is not limited to: wireless network, VOIP network, hardware/software support, technology purchasing, and Google apps.

Finally, the Technology Services Coordinator will have an outward-facing role at METRO; she or he will engage with the New York/Westchester technology community beyond the library world. Civic hacking, big data, data literacy, physical computing, the IoT, and gigabit fiber networks are topics that should get you excited and light you up with new ideas. This outward-facing role will lead to new initiatives, new opportunities, and new perspectives at METRO. The Technology Services Coordinator will be central to their design and implementation.

The ideal candidate is a curious, creative, and communicative technologist who will be responsible for supporting and developing a wide variety of services at METRO. Vision and leadership come from all levels of this lean organization, so the ideal Technology Services Coordinator will combine humility and grace with expertise and authority. She or he identifies as a capable programmer and believes in beautiful, concise, and well-commented code. The Technology Services Coordinator will have some opportunity to work remotely, but will need to be on site regularly in our space on 11th street in Manhattan as well. METRO is a fun and collaborative workplace full of energy and enthusiasm. METRO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.

METRO is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please send a .pdf copy of your resume and cover letter along with any other material you would like considered part of your application to info@metro.org. The deadline to submit is August 21, 2015.


METRO is the largest of nine library councils in the state of New York, with METRO serving all of New York City and Westchester County. These councils were founded in the 1960s to facilitate the sharing of resources between different types of libraries and archives: academic, public, art, museum, corporate, and more. In the past, programmatic efforts have been primarily focused on the discovery and delivery of physical materials. Today, METRO is increasingly oriented toward the digital, in work ranging from collaborative digitization projects that engage our diverse membership to the administration of the Empire State Digital Network, a service hub of the Digital Public Library of America. In addition, METRO offers a wide variety of classes, lectures, events, and other professional development activities. METRO aims to serve as a laboratory and experimental space for our growing membership, combining new developments in librarianship with emerging technologies drawn from parallel fields. The Technology Services Coordinator will help drive this innovation.


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