Employment Announcements

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


(Updated November 18, 2015)


Library Director (Oswego)

Library Director Position, Penfield Library, SUNY Oswego 

SUNY Oswego seeks an innovative, highly-motivated and visionary leader to serve as Library Director who is committed to extending the successful programs and services of the library to meet the changing needs of the 21st century student. The ideal candidate will lead Penfield Library's continuing collaborations with other college constituents to further its mission as a partner in the teaching and learning process. The ideal candidate will be an advocate of the library's mission within and beyond the College. Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, the Director will lead a progressive library that is central to SUNY Oswego's initiatives, including sustainability, civic engagement, global competency, and faculty-student collaborative research activities. The candidate will support SUNY Oswego's mission and strategic plan,Tomorrow Plan.

Please see the full vacancy announcement at https://oswego.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=65533.


Youth Services Librarian (Plattsburgh)

Plattsburgh Public Library is seeking a full time Youth Services Librarian for our busy downtown library. The position will be filled at the level of Librarian I or Librarian II depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Email cover letter, resume and Clinton County Application  to Library Director, Anne de la Chapelle by November 30th for full consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.


Associate Librarian (Potsdam)

Job Summary/Basic Function::

SUNY Potsdam seeks a service-oriented and intellectually curious librarian to serve as Coordinator of Technical Services and Discovery. Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Coordinator of Technical Services and Discovery will provide leadership and vision for the Libraries' management of purchased, licensed, and subscribed content in all formats. The Coordinator will be responsible for access, discovery, and maintenance of online and subscription resources via URL resolvers, discovery layers, the library catalog, and other evolving tools. The Coordinator will supervise 4 FT Library Clerks in Technical Services, and knowing the importance of Technical Services work to the user experience, will stay connected to library users through a weekly Research Help Desk shift and/or research consultation appointments. The Coordinator will also participate in shaping library collections as a member of the Collection Development team.

Required Qualifications::

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree, or ALA-endorsed foreign credential equivalent, earned by January 1, 2016.
  • Two years relevant prior experience at the professional or paraprofessional level.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Recent experience in creating, editing, and transforming MARC metadata, and aptitude for learning new metadata standards.
  • Detailed understanding of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for online information discovery, such as link resolvers, discovery layers, union catalogs, and access to open access materials and locally digitized collections.
  • Demonstrated organizational and analytical skills, and an aptitude for detail-oriented work.

Preferred Qualifications::

  • The most successful candidates will possess some combination of the following qualifications:
  • Supervisory experience, particularly within a unionized work environment.
  • Strong patron service orientation.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population.
  • Commitment to professional development activities, including research and participation in professional organizations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication.
  • Ability to analyze and to solve problems creatively and flexibly in a complex and dynamic environment.
  • Proven ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects and services.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and leadership potential.

Job Requirements & Essential Functions of the Job::

This is an ideal opportunity for a technical services librarian interested in the blending of tradition and experimentation and in the implementation of discovery tools that enhance user experiences. The successful candidate will be energized by our ongoing professional transition away from traditional library cataloging and toward metadata-based access to print and digital collections, and eager to engage in new opportunities, creative applications of technology, and sustainable project implementation. The Coordinator of Technical Services and Discovery will translate a strong interest in information users' values and needs into his/her management of traditional and emerging cataloging systems that support the teaching, research, and access needs of the College community. In addition, the person in this position will be expected to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

The Coordinator of Technical Services and Discovery is a redefined position, reporting to the Director of Libraries, and will be a part of the College Libraries' holistic team of librarians. SUNY Potsdam's College Libraries are committed to supporting teaching and learning in a dynamic and transparent working environment, serving more than 4000 undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Professional Studies, and the Crane School of Music. The Coordinator of Technical Services and Discovery will join 9 library faculty and 8 support staff serving two libraries and the College Archives. For more information about SUNY Potsdam, the region, and our community, visit http://www.potsdam.edu/about/index.cfm.

Specific projects led by the Coordinator of Technical Services and Discovery will be refined collaboratively with the Director of Libraries after hire, building on the strengths and interests of a successful candidate and the evolving needs of the College Libraries. This is a tenure-track faculty position, subject to criteria for reappointment, promotion, and tenure as established by theSUNY Board of Trustees and the Personnel Policies of the College Libraries. Rank and salary will be defined by the qualifications of the successful candidate. Options begin with the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (salary minimum $48,000), and an experienced candidate could be eligible for years of prior service credit and Associate Librarian rank and salary ($56,000 minimum). Full salary ranges can be found online at https://www.suny.edu/hr/compensation/salary/.

Special Instructions to Applicants::

To be considered, applicants must submit a resume or CV, a cover letter that addresses details of both the required and preferred qualifications, and a document that contains contact information for 3 professional references.

Review of applications will begin on January 18, 2016. Though the position is open until filled, applications received before February 1, 2016 will receive fullest consideration.


Part Time Evening Librarian (Plattsburgh)

Added on 11/12/2015 and is open until filled 

Job Description:

Join a forward-thinking, dynamic faculty and staff at Clinton Community College. The College has a stunning location on the shores of Lake Champlain and panoramic views of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Clinton Community College, a member of the State University of New York, invites applications for a Part-time Evening Librarian.

The part-time evening librarian will provide reference assistance and course-related instruction to library users, maintain library services in coordination with library staff, and be responsible for closing the library.

• Provide reference services in person and online
• Teach course-related instruction sessions
• Assist patrons with equipment and software and support circulation staff as needed
• Participate in faculty liaison program, collection development, and research guide maintenance
• Participate in library planning and promoting library events and activities
• Promote library awareness and use via orientations and tours and social media outreach


MLS or equivalent degree from ALA-accredited institution. Experience with web-based/online research tools. Ability to provide reference assistance and course-related instruction in an academic environment. Knowledge of library management and course management systems. Ability to provide technical assistance with PCs and mobile devices. Demonstrated familiarity with productivity tools such as MS Office. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team. Effective oral and written communication skills.


Monday-Thursday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM while classes are in session. Schedule is subject to change based on the needs of the department. Anticipated start date: January 26, 2016. Rate of Pay: $21.00/hour

How to apply:
How to apply: 
Although the search will remain open until the position is filled, for full consideration, candidates should submit materials by December 1, 2015, including letter of application, vitae, a CCC application form (available at www.clinton.edu), and unofficial transcripts to: 

Human Resources Office 
Clinton Community College 
136 Clinton Point Drive 
Plattsburgh, New York 12901 

Application Form


Data Technician (Watertown)

See this PDF for job details.


Assistant Dean (New Paltz)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Library

Budget Title: Assistant Director

Local Title: Assistant Dean

Posting Date: November 2, 2015

Classification: SL-3

Duties: The State University of New York invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean, Sojourner Truth Library. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, this position will assist the Dean in all areas of library management including staff development and supervision, program development, and facility management. The Assistant Dean will represent all aspects of the Library functions in absence of the Dean. This is a UUP professional position with an initial one year appointment.
• Collaborates with the Dean in all aspects of Library leadership/management.
• Directly supervises Library Circulation Services.
• Develops and manages the Library’s budget.
• Maintains statistical data and records, and produces reports for the Library Dean
• Collaborates with the Library Leadership Team and the Dean in strategic and yearly planning, including essential initiatives, policies, and procedures
• Recommends, administer, and evaluates library policies and procedures in collaboration with Library faculty and staff.
• Coordinates with campus Human Resources and advises supervisors within the Library to ensure management of classified staff meets Library need while complying with campus policy, union contract and civil service requirements. Develop and deploy Library human resources policies and procedures.
• Supports and facilitate professional development for all Library faculty and staff.
• Responsible for maintaining a safe, secure, and inviting, student-centered library building. This involves strong, liaison role with campus Facilities Operations department, University Police, and other related departments.
• In the absence of the Dean, represents the Library and its users to University and non-University officials, organizations, and committees, and manages the Dean’s office.
• Writes grant proposals and/or serves as project manager for selected grants and special projects.

Qualifications: Required:
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library/information science
• 2-5 years of progressively responsible library management experience
• Strong public service orientation
• Ability to analyze operational needs and recommend and implement appropriate measures or changes
• Ability to work independently, but also serve as part of a team-oriented, user-centered environment
• Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills
• Previous academic library experience
• Experience with academic faculty librarians
• Experience within a civil service workplace
• Experience in budget administration
• Wide-ranging experience with information technology

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Please apply by visiting
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled, priority given to those received by 11/30/15.

Other important information about this vacancy: The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity or protected veteran status. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus.

Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at www.newpaltz.edu/police/securityact.html.


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.

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New York State Civil Service Page
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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