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Upper Hudson Library System & Mohawk Valley Library System present:

2019 Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop

COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH

Thursday, February 7, 2019
(Snow date: February 8, 2019)

9:00 am Registration
9:30 am - 3:45 pm Workshop

Colonie Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
www.colonielibrary.org      518-458-9274

Whether your Summer Reading Program is a quick orbit or a lengthy trip into deep space, start preparing now for lift-off! Get your checklists ready and come to Mission Control for a day of mission-critical training on goal-driven sustainability, scalability, and flexibility. We will run some simulations, share ideas for exploration, and fuel up for community-centric family summer fun!

UHLS member library staff: $16. All others $50.

Registration deadline: February 4.

See attached flyer for registration information and more details.


Position Available

Manager, Adult and Outreach Services - Upper Hudson Library System (Albany, NY)

The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) has a challenging and exciting opportunity for a creative library professional to join our team. We are a cooperative library system headquartered in Albany, NY, providing services to enhance, support and connect the 29 independent public libraries in New York’s Albany and Rensselaer Counties.

Our new colleague will collaborate with UHLS staff and our member libraries to provide System services focusing on:

  • adult services support and continuing education
  • digital collection growth and management
  • resource sharing services
  • outreach services

We are looking for a professional who:

  • is passionate about public library service
  • is ready to be a strong leader in helping our member libraries make a difference in their communities
  • understands and seeks to further the important role public library systems play in strengthening library service

You should be able to demonstrate through your skills and experience:

  • the ability to plan and organize multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
  • resourcefulness and creativity as an approach to both relationship building and problem solving
  • the ability to supervise staff to maximize capacity and customer service
  • a confident and effective public presentation style
  • an awareness of current trends in public library services, especially in adult services, digital collections and resource sharing
  • a commitment to engagement in professional organizations and activities

You must have:

  • an MLS/MSIS degree from an ALA accredited institution; and
  • a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate (or be eligible for this certification); and
  • a valid driver’s license; and
  • at least 5 years of relevant professional experience working in a public library, two years of which must include supervisory responsibilities.

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including participation in the NYS Retirement System. The starting salary range for this position will be $60,000-$65,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to searchcommitteeadult@uhls.org. The review of applications will begin on December 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.  

For additional information about UHLS, visit www.uhls.org.


 

Library Director I, North Greenbush Public Library, Wynantskill, NY

The North Greenbush Public Library in Wynantskill, NY, a Special Legislative District Public Library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic community builder and change agent for the position of Library Director I.

Serving a population of approximately 13,000, the North Greenbush Public Library is governed by an eleven-member elected board of trustees and is a member of the Upper Hudson Library System. The library shares space in the Town of North Greenbush Municipal Building, and enjoys strong community support with over 3,000 cardholders and annual circulation of over 100,000 items. The Board is looking for a Director who can work together with the Trustees, our experienced staff, and an active Friends group to continue the growth of this vibrant community resource.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Along with regular customer service responsibilities, other duties include collection development; service and program planning and management; budget development and management (QuickBooks currently in use); scheduling and supervision of staff and volunteers; public relations, social media, and community outreach; fund raising; and grant writing. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strong organizational skills and a vision for public library service that engages the community through educational, cultural, and outreach programs and services.

The Library Director I position is a Civil Service position (Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission, RCCSC). A candidate that is on the current RCCSC Certification of Eligibles for Library Director I is eligible to receive a permanent appointment to the position. A candidate that is not on the current Certification of Eligibles will receive a provisional appointment to fill the position until a selection and permanent appointment can be made after competitive examination. Provisional appointees are subject to apply and take the examination when offered, pass, and be “reachable” on the RCCSC eligibility list.

All candidates for the position are required at the time of appointment to:

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in library science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or registered by the New York State Education Department; and
  • Have at least two (2) years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, which must include some supervisory and administrative duties; and.
  • Possess a current New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate from the New York State Education Department; and
  • Demonstrate legal residence in Rensselaer, Albany, Washington, Saratoga, or Columbia Counties for at least four months immediately preceding the date of appointment.

The annual salary is $53,000, but may be higher based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience. The work schedule is 37.5 hours per week, and will include one evening each week. The Library participates in the New York State Retirement System. Employees with 0 - 4 years of service with the Library receive one (1) week paid vacation per calendar year.

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications are requested to email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to ngpldirector@gmail.com. A Job Description providing additional information on the North Greenbush Public Library and the responsibilities associated with the position of Library Director is available at https://www.northgreenbushlibrary.org/.

Application review will begin on January 31, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.



2019 Library Advocacy Day

Please find the schedule for UHLS for our participation in the 2019 Library Advocacy Day here. Library Advocacy day is scheduled for next Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Please note that there is additional information on the second page of the schedule related to parking, security, transportation, etc.

The UHLS group (we'll be joined by reps from CDLC and some of the local school library systems) will start off from NYLA's "Base Camp" (LOB 120, same place it was last year for those who attended), so that is the meeting spot for the start of the day.

Our group will follow the attached schedule throughout the day, so please feel free to "plug in" to the schedule as best fits your own needs and your own schedule. If you or representatives from your library would like to participate in just the meetings with your electeds, or just some part of the day that fits your schedule, or you just want to attend the rally, etc. that's all just fine...any participation makes a difference and all is sincerely appreciated!

All of NYLA's statewide messaging information and materials are available on the NYLA website. UHLS will provide packets as "leave behinds" at each meeting from both UHLS and NYLA. We also encourage you to bring along any material from your library that you want to share as part of our advocacy message.

Please share the attached schedule with anyone in your library community who may be interested in attending Advocacy Day - staff, trustees, friends, patrons, etc. all are welcome. If anyone has questions or concerns about Advocacy Day or the UHLS schedule, please have them contact Tim Burke.

The entire NY Library community thanks you in advance for your participation.



Position Available: Part-Time Youth Services Librarian I

The East Greenbush Community Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Youth Services Librarian to join a dynamic and dedicated team of professionals. Successful candidates should be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about public service.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Providing reference and readers' advisory assistance to children, teens and adults.
  • Planning and conducting storytimes, book clubs, and other programs for children.
  • Assisting in all phases of collection development, including acquisitions and weeding.
  • Maintaining awareness of current trends in children’s literature, child development, and library technology.

Schedule:
Position is approximately 8 hours a week, and primarily includes 1 evening per week and every other Saturday.

Salary:
$23.25 per hour

Minimum qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited library school
New York State Public Librarian Professional Certificate
Must be eligible for a provisional appointment as a Librarian I under civil service

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, Rensselaer County Civil Service application and three professional references by email or mail to:
Ms. Molly Chatt, Head of Youth Services
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061
chattm@eglibrary.org

Deadline:
Position remains open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on
February 25th , 2019.


Brunswick Community Library

4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180
518-279-4023
http://www.brunswicklibrary.org
director@brunswicklibrary.org

Director's Assistant
Hours – Monday-Friday 10-6
Occasional Saturday or after hour program coverage may be requested. Total of 37.5 hours per week.

  • Assists director with paperwork and manages expense receipts.
  • Will go through passport training and process passports during library hours.
  • Helps manage clerical staff.
  • Runs circulation desk. Checks books and laptops in/out.
  • Runs pull list & expired hold list.
  • Answers reference questions and requests materials for patrons.
  • Helps process and catalog new materials.
  • Aids with collection management (weeding old materials & suggestion new materials).
  • Manages rotating collections.
  • Helps shelve books.
  • Maintains displays, posters & flyers.
  • Hosts a weekly children's craft/science activity (STEAM class).
  • Will sub for storytime as needed.
  • Helps at large community events hosted by library.
  • Sends out annual fundraiser acknowledgements.
  • Cleans as needed.
Required Skills:
  • Must possess strong computer skills.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Good with children, families, seniors & people with disabilities.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, reach low shelves & carry books.

  • Previous library experience is preferred, but not necessary.
To apply, please email your resume to director@brunswicklibrary.org with the subject "Director's Assistant".

Brunswick Community Library
4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12180
518-279-4023
http://www.brunswicklibrary.org
director@brunswicklibrary.org

Library Clerk
Hours: 10-6 every Friday & a few Saturdays per month (7.5-15 hours per week)
Occasional subbing opportunities Monday-Thursday.

  • Checks library materials in and out.
  • Performs basic reference work and requests materials for patrons.
  • Runs pull list & expired hold list.
  • Shelves books and movies.
  • Maintains displays, posters & flyers.
  • Answers phones and helps patrons with questions.
  • Helps at large community events hosted by library.
  • Cleans as needed.
Required Skills:
  • Must possess strong computer skills.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Good with children, families, seniors & people with disabilities.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, reach low shelves & carry books.


  • Previous library experience is preferred, but not necessary.

To apply, please email your resume to director@brunswicklibrary.org with the subject "Library Clerk"



Job Opening: Library Aide, Castleton Public Library (Part-Time)

The Castleton Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide for approximately 16 hours per week. Schedule generally includes three or four 4-hour weekday shifts per week, plus an occasional 6-hour Saturday shift (once every 4 weeks).

Routine Duties:
Helping customers at the front desk, shelving library materials, operating the copier and fax machine, performing routine clerical tasks, assisting with program preparation, and answering the telephone. Full civil service position description is below.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate has strong customer service skills, is detail-oriented, and can efficiently use a computer for work tasks. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Prior library experience is preferred, but not required.

Pay Rate: $11.75 per hour.

How to Apply:
Send a letter of interest, along with a Rensselaer County employment application (available here), by email to director@castletonpubliclibrary.org, or by mail to Castleton Public Library, 85 S. Main Street, Castleton, NY 12033, Attn: Melissa Tacke. Applications must be received by Friday, April 5.

Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission Official Job Specifications:
Library Aide
Distinguishing Features of the Class: This position involves performing the duties of charging and discharging materials and related circulation duties at the circulation desk. Additionally, incumbents sort and reshelve library materials as necessary. Performance of related routine clerical tasks may be required. This work requires no prior knowledge of library work as employees are trained on the job. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director, Librarian, or higher-level library employee. Does related work as required.
Examples of Work:
Charges and discharges library materials;
Sorts and reshelves books and library materials;
Logs in and processes all periodicals and prepares current magazines for shelving, maintains back number stacks and routing;
Maintains files of vertical file material and publisher's catalogs;
Maintains use and acquisition statistics;
Responds to routine questions regarding library rules, hours of operation and location of materials;
Responds to requests from library patrons to assist with research, interlibrary requests and the use of computers and audio-visual equipment;
Typing, filing, and data searches as requested by higher level Library Employee;
Assists in periodic inventory of library materials and AV equipment;
Maintains inventory of supplies and suggests items for acquisition;
Assists in preparation of lists of missing books and books to be discarded;
Oversees the general condition and appeal of the library and its displays;
Performs related routine clerical tasks, including changing books, filing cards, writing and forwarding of over-due notices.
Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics: Ability to acquire a working knowledge of library rules and procedures; ability to understand and carry out written and oral directions; ability to deal in a personable and friendly manner with library patrons; accuracy; tact and courtesy; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of high school equivalency diploma.
ADOPTED: March 25, 1992. CSC MTG. REVISED: March 18, 2004. CSC MTG.



 


Join Us April 11th


If you thought last year was the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T) Teen Service meetup, I hope you're ready for this year's event--it will knock your socks off!

Last year's meetup received such a positive response we are doubling down. Join your teen-serving library colleagues from five states for a FREE day of energizing ideas, problem hacks, and go-to colleagues!

If your job includes a focus on teens, you’re invited!

We'll meet from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th at East Greenbush Community Library at 10 Community Way in East Greenbush, NY. https://eastgreenbushlibrary.org

To keep it free, please BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). We'll provide drinks and dessert!

5 CEU hours


Guest Speaker TBA

More information coming soon.


Click Here for More Information
Click Here to Register

Sponsored by: Mohawk Valley Library System, Southern Adirondack Library System, and Upper Hudson Library System


 




So, you wanna be a Passport

Acceptance Facility?

A free UHLS informational workshop



Wednesday, April 17th @ 9:00 - 10:00am
UHLS
Large Meeting Room

Do you want to offer a great service at your library and generate income? Then come to this informational workshop and learn how you can turn your library, (even small libraries with a small staff) into a Passport Acceptance Agency!

You'll leave with a better understanding of:

  • How to become a Passport Acceptance Facility
  • How a library functions as a Passport Acceptance Facility
  • What kind of training/responsibility/time is involved

Presenters:

Kristine Knapp, Customer Service Manager, Buffalo Passport Agency
Natalie Hurteau, Adult and Outreach Services Manager, UHLS

Register Online: https://bit.ly/2TPj0WI

Email Natalie Hurteau for more information:
Natalie.hurteau@uhls.org

See the flyer here



Schenectady County Public Library,
Mohawk Valley, Southern Adirondack +
Upper Hudson Library Systems
Present

Adult Program Swap


Calling all Adult Services/Programming librarians! Share your very best program during the Adult Program Swap.

April's meeting theme will be literary programs. Bring us your best book club, author talk, writing program, literary festival, writing contest, open mic, etc.

Register online: https://tinyurl.com/adultprogramswap

Please fill-out and bring with you the swap form so others can learn from your hard work! Spectators welcome too.

Tues, April 16, 2019 | 9:30-11:30 AM
Town of Ballston Community Library
2 Lawnmar Ln, Burnt Hills, NY

See the flyer here


 

The Customer Experience:

A free UHLS Continuing Education Workshop

Thursday, April 25th @ 9:30 –12:30
Guilderland Public Library
Helderberg Meeting Room

Whether you work with adults, youth or anyone who walks in the door, serving the public requires a high level skillset. Please join us for this helpful workshop!

You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to:

  • Improve your customer service
  • Serve difficult patrons
  • Communicate with fellow staff members

Presenters:
Mary Coon, Head of Branches, Albany Public Library
Rebecca Lubin, Head of Branches, Albany Public Library

Contact Hours: 3

Register Online: https://goo.gl/forms/N0RCKajPpRrbMZ7V2

Email Natalie Hurteau for more information:

Natalie.hurteau@uhls.org

See the flyer here



East Greenbush Community Library seeking enthusiastic and engaging Summer Reading Assistant!

Will assist youth services librarians with implementation of bustling summer reading program (800+ children and teens) from the end of June until mid-August. The summer reading program provides literacy-based activities for youth with various events for all ages.

Tasks performed will include set up and take down of daily programs, preparation of materials required for events, and helping children during activities. Will also assist with teen volunteer management, maintaining book displays, and other duties as assigned. Programs take place both indoors and outdoors!

General Qualifications: Friendly, outgoing person with strong organizational skills and ability to work independently. Experience working with children and teens is highly desirable, preference given to applicants with library experience. A minimum education of a bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Schedule: 15-20 hours per week. Typical schedule is Mondays from 12-5pm, Wednesdays from 2:30-8pm, and Thursdays from 12:30-8:30pm, with some variation for special events.

Salary: $16.50 per hour. This is a temporary seasonal position.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, Rensselaer County Civil Service application and three references by email or mail to:

Ms. Molly Chatt, Head of Youth Services
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way
East Greenbush, NY 12061
chattm@eglibrary.org

We will begin reviewing applications on April 8th.



Library Associate
Grafton Community Library
Part Time 8- 13 hrs weekly

Job Description

Position Objectives
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Library Associate performs responsible and varied clerical library services in the circulation of library materials, performs clerical-administrative work, assists patrons in using library services and facilities, and assists with library programs.

Hours: Works a schedule that includes Fridays, Saturdays and some Thursdays.

Typical Duties:
Duties include the following:

  • Provides friendly, high-quality customer service to library patrons
  • Performs tasks related to opening and/or closing the library
  • Performs all duties associated with day to day circulation desk tasks
  • Assists library patrons in use of materials
  • Assists with operation of public computer terminals
  • Performs copying, faxing and printing services on an as-needed basis
  • Responds to requests for information and assistance, and refers inquiries to a professional librarian when appropriate
  • Responds to routine questions regarding library rules, hours of operation, events and location of materials
  • Inspects returned books, materials and equipment for damage
  • Assists with library programs as needed
  • Oversees the general condition and appeal of the library and its displays
  • Other duties as assigned

Starting Wage: Hourly, TBD based on qualifications
To Apply: Email resume and three references to: Lise M. Smith
director@graftoncommunitylibrary.org
Deadline: Position will remain open until filled



Recently graduated Librarian?
Experienced library worker needing extra money?

Help Wanted: Part-time Library Aide: Rensselaer Public Library

Gain valuable experience in all aspects of running the circulation and reference department several Saturdays a month. Opportunity for more hours as a substitute for both scheduled and sick leave replacement. Can gain experience in designing and running events, creating displays, innovation in service and procedures, and outreach to the community.

To apply, please complete a Rensselaer County Civil Service form and send it (fax, email, in person) to Jane Chirgwin, Rensselaer Public Library, 676 East Street, Rensselaer NY 12144. Fax #518-462-2819, email: notices@rensselaerlibrary.org


Library Associate
Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library
Part Time 10-20 Hours per week
Job Description

Position Objectives
Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Library Associate performs responsible and varied clerical library services in the circulation of library materials, performs clerical-administrative work, assists patrons in using library services and facilities, and assists with library programs. The Library Associate works as a team player with other associates.

Hours: Works a schedule that includes days, evenings and Saturdays.

Typical Duties:
Duties include the following:

  • Provides friendly, high-quality customer service to library patrons
  • Performs tasks related to opening and/or closing the library
  • Assists library patrons in use of materials
  • Assists with operation of public computer terminals
  • Performs copying, faxing and printing services on an as-needed basis
  • Responds to requests for information and assistance, and refers inquiries to a professional librarian when appropriate
  • Responds to routine questions regarding library rules, hours of operation, events and location of materials
  • Charges and discharges library books, materials, and equipment
  • Inspects returned books, materials and equipment for damage
  • Follows prescribed routine in receiving compensation for overdue, damaged or lost library items
  • Sorts and shelves materials
  • Maintains the book sale area in orderly condition as necessary
  • Assists new patrons in applying for library membership and processes new patron registrations
  • Assists with library programs
  • Oversees the general condition and appeal of the library and its displays
  • Other duties as assigned

Starting Wage: Hourly, TBD based on qualifications
To Apply: Email resume and three references to: director@watervlietpubliclibrary.org
Deadline: Rolling, the position will remain open until filled



Library Director I - Cohoes Public Library, Cohoes, NY

The Cohoes Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, energetic, community invested librarian to serve as Library Director. Working with the Board of Trustees, the City of Cohoes, and local stakeholders, the director provides leadership in providing high quality, 21st Century library services to our diverse community.

Serving a growing population of more than 16,000, the Cohoes Public Library is a municipal public library and a member of the Upper Hudson Library System. The library has a collection of approximately 30,000 print and physical media materials, plus more than 64,000 digital items in a shared system-wide collection on the Overdrive platform. The library’s 2018 circulation totaled 22,880 items and the library provides a variety of programming for all ages.

The director reports to a nine member Board of Trustees and works closely with the City of Cohoes. The director has primary responsibility for the operation and management of the library, collaborates with the Library Board on the annual budget request to the City of Cohoes, and serves as the principle representative of the library in the community. Specific job activities include, but are not limited to: personnel administration; budget oversight; collection development; customer service; program planning and implementation, particularly for children; implementation of technology to enhance library services; and marketing/public relations. The library board also encourages and supports the library director’s participation in regional and statewide professional activities.

The Library Director I position is a Civil Service position. This is a provisional appointment pending Civil Service examination of training and experience. Prior to appointment, the successful candidate will be required to submit a completed Civil Service application.

Minimum qualifications include possession of a Master’s degree in librarianship from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices; AND one year of satisfactory professional library experience. Eligibility for a New York State Public librarian’s certificate at the time of application is required and possession of the certificate is required at the time of appointment.

The Library Director’s annual salary will be $40,000-$45,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience. The generous compensation package also includes health insurance and participation in the New York State Retirement System.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the Search Committee via email to directorsearch@cohoespubliclibrary.org.

Application review will begin on May 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.



Library Director Position
Town of Westerlo Public Library
Westerlo, New York

The Town of Westerlo Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, creative individual to help our rural municipal library further our mission to enrich lives, promote lifelong learning, and strengthen our community.

Serving a population of 3,300, the Westerlo Public Library values customer service. It has an annual budget of $83,000 and is governed by a seven-member appointed board of trustees. The Library recently completed extensive renovations including interior improvements in furnishings and utilities, as well as a new community room with a state-of-the-art projection system.  The Board is looking for a director with strong skills in innovative programming to expand the use of this space. For more information about our library and our town, please visit westerlolibrary.org and townofwesterlony.com.

The Board of Trustees is looking for a candidate with strong leadership skills whose duties will include but not be limited to:  management of library operations, budget management, personnel administration, collection development, program development, facilities management, grant application/administration, and community and public relations including website maintenance.

The minimum qualifications for this position include at least two academic years of full-time study in an approved college or university or its equivalent. Library experience and education will be considered a plus. The position is a Civil Service position. The selected candidate will be given a provisional appointment with a permanent appointment contingent upon passing the appropriate Albany County Civil Service exam.

This is a 30 hour/week position with an annual salary of $28,000. Benefits include two weeks of paid vacation, participation in the New York State Retirement System, and eligibility to enroll in the Town’s health insurance coverage.  The Board encourages and supports Continuing Education opportunities for the Library Director.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least two professional references to the Search Committee via email at directorsearch@westerlolibrary.org.

Application review will begin July 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Library Director – Petersburgh Public Library, Rensselaer County NY

The Petersburgh Public Library, a municipal library serving a population of approximately 1,500 residents in Eastern Rensselaer County, is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The Library Director works under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the library.

The Board is seeking a creative and energetic person with administrative experience. Library experience will be considered a plus. The position requires a two year college degree or equivalent.

This is a part-time position working twenty-six hours per week with a starting salary of $24,000 per annum. The position will start August 5, 2019.

Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references by the submission deadline of July 8th . Submissions via US mail should be addressed to JOB SEARCH, Petersburgh Public Library, PO Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138.
Submissions via email should be sent to jobsearch@petersburghpubliclibrary.org

[For a detailed job description, go to: www.petersburghpubliclibrary.org]



Library Expedition Party!
Open to all Expeditioners & 36ers!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Crossings Park, Colonie
Cider, doughnuts, & fun activities!

Register at
your library or
online at:
www.uhls.org/expedition/register



JOB POSTING
Computer Support Assistant/William K. Sanford Town Library

If you meet the minimum qualifications, please print your name and daytime phone number on the sign-up sheet.

If you are not a Town employee, you should submit a general application to the Civil Service Department.

For current employees, you must also complete a Promotional Information Form and submit it to the Library by July 5, 2019.

These forms are available in all departments.

Title, Grade, Unit: Computer Support Assistant, Full-Time, Grade 10 UPSEU

Posting Period: June 21, 2019 - July 5, 2019

Department/Division: Library/Administration

Promotional Information Form Deadline: July 5, 2019

Minimum Qualifications and Typical Work Activities (per current job description): See here

Other Important Notes or Comments:

This is a provisional appointment. A Civil Service examination will be required.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, please print your name and daytime phone.

Please make sure you obtain a copy of your submitted and time-stamped Promotional Information Form for your records.

Failure to provide your fully completed Promotional Information Form by the deadline may result in not being considered for the position.

Note: Preference may be given to employees with Town residency



Job Opening: Building Maintenance Worker (Part-Time)


Description:

The East Greenbush Community Library currently has opening(s) for part-time Building Maintenance Worker(s). Work includes custodial, minor carpentry, plumbing, and painting. Maintains overall order and cleanliness of Library buildings and grounds. Serves as general handyperson performing a variety of semi-skilled duties which includes but is not limited to sweeping, mopping, vacuuming carpets; dusting and cleaning furniture, shelves, and equipment; washing windows; cleaning and supplying restrooms; removing trash; setting up/taking down furniture in meeting room(s)/event set-up/clean-up. Administers work typically moving, using, and adjusting a variety of heavy equipment and materials. Provides assistance to staff in moving furniture; and in moving and reassembling furniture. Maintains lawns, trees, shrubs, plants, parking areas and other exterior landscaping of all library facilities. Assists with snow and ice removal. Picks up trash on library grounds.

Good knowledge of modern buildings and ground maintenance and repair practices required as well as knowledge of the practices and techniques or one or more of the standard trades; mechanical aptitude; industry; good physical condition; dependability; and manual dexterity.

Requires the ability to take initiative and apply considerable ingenuity and practical knowledge to interpret and resolve new, unusual, or particularly troublesome situations; the ability to work independently in a team environment; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Hourly Wage: $12.75 per hour

Typical Schedule:

The normal work schedule is when needed. Flexibility is key; schedule may include daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours.

Qualifications:

Training

  • Some experience in either general building maintenance or building trades work in one or more of the standard trades, such as carpentry, plumbing, or electrical, is preferred but not mandatory.

License/Certifications

  • Valid NYS motor vehicle operator’s license during term of employment.
  • Must be eligible for a provisional appointment as Building Maintenance Worker under civil service rules.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, three professional references, and a Rensselaer County Civil Service application (available at the library circulation desk) to:

Dawn Geurds
geurdd@eglibrary.org
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061


 

Announcing a new training:

Meet the Millennials: Early Literacy Success Through Parent Engagement

Date: October 22, 9:00 – 12:00, Guilderland Public Library.

Check-in begins at 9:00.

Register here.

See the full announcement here.



Job Opening: Custodial Worker (Part-Time)

Description:
The East Greenbush Community Library currently has opening(s) for part-time Custodial Worker(s), which includes meeting room set ups.

Hourly Wage: $12.75 per hour

Typical Schedule:

The normal work schedule includes weekend hours. Some flexibility is required; schedule may include daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours.

Qualifications:

Training

  • Some experience in custodial work, is preferred but not mandatory.

License/Certifications

  • Valid NYS motor vehicle operator's license during term of employment.
  • Must be eligible for a provisional appointment as Custodial Worker under civil service rules.

Application Instructions:
Please submit a cover letter, three professional references, and a Rensselaer County Civil Service application (available at the library circulation desk) to:

Dawn Geurds
geurdd@eglibrary.org
East Greenbush Community Library
10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061



THE TROY CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION ANNOUNCES
AN OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION
A $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE FEE IS REQUIRED


Exam Title: LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Exam #: 1907

Date of Examination: December 7, 2019

Last Date for Filing: November 6, 2019
(Applications must be submitted or postmarked by the last date for filing)

Job Title: Library Assistant, Salary Range $21,931 to $25,695

This examination is being held to establish an eligible list and fill future vacancies for the Troy Public Library.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: (Illustrative only)

  • Arranges or files materials according to library filing rules;
  • Performs routine searches of and updates to computer records;
  • Issues borrowers cards according to library procedures;
  • Performs routine circulation, reserve and overdue functions;
  • Answers the telephone and takes messages;
  • Operates office machinery.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must meet the following requirements on or before the date of the examination:

Possession of a high school diploma or GED

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THE FINE FREE
EXPERIENCE

MOTIVATION,
METHODS,
AND
RESULTS

Across the country and across UHLS, libraries are exploring going fine free. Eliminating charges for late returns impacts people, processes, and budgets. Come benefit from the experience of three UHLS libraries with different approaches, challenges, and results in the move to fine-free.

Speakers

Albany Public Library - Director Scott Jarzombek

Brunswick Community Library – Director Sara Hopkins

Castleton Public Library – Director Melissa Tacke

Thursday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m.

Check-in and pizza beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Upper Hudson Library System
28 Essex St.
Albany NY, 12206
www.uhls.org

FREE, and please register at

http://bit.ly/TheFineFreeExperience

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Library Director - Rensselaerville Library, Albany County, NY

The Board of Trustees of the Rensselaerville Library seeks a community-minded, organized and enthusiastic individual for the position of Library Director.

The Rensselaerville Library is an association library that serves the 1,860 residents of the Town of Rensselaerville. It is housed within a charming historic row home in the hamlet of Rensselaerville, a designated state and national historic district located 25 miles southwest of Albany, New York. The library's operating budget of $146,000 is funded by contributions from the Town of Rensselaerville, local school district taxes, fundraisers, and donations from the community. In addition to the director, the library employs four part-time employees: an assistant director, youth services coordinator, and two support staff.

An ideal candidate will be a welcoming person with strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability for effective public engagement and a passion for the importance of libraries in our communities.

Working closely with our supportive Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops policies, engages in long-term planning, creates public relations materials, maintains and enhances our online and social media presence, develops and manages the budget, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills, including demonstrated ability to initiate, write and administer grant applications
  • Knowledge of current library management practices and ability to manage library collections and programs to meet the evolving needs of the community.
  • Understanding of general building maintenance tasks and ability to work with contractors and other building maintenance professionals
  • Ability to help patrons answer technology questions and to ensure that technology in the library is up to date and functioning properly
  • Fundraising experience and the ability to provide guidance and expertise to the board to improve fundraising efforts
  • Human resource management skills, including hiring, payroll, and performing staff evaluations
  • Experience with funds management procedures and budgeting

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master of Library Science degree and New York certificate of librarianship is desired but not essential.

The position is based on a 35-hr work week, with nights and weekends as needed. Salary range is $31,000-$44,000, with compensation based on education and experience. Benefits include paid time off and professional development funds.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

To apply: Send cover letter including salary requirements, resume and three references to: search@rensselaervillelibrary.org


 

 

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