Visiting Assistant Librarian, Reference and Instruction – SUNY Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)

We are seeking a student-focused, collaborative, and enthusiastic Instruction and Reference Librarian who will contribute to student success via teaching, research help, and outreach. The successful candidate will partner with library faculty and staff, college subject faculty, and student support offices to anticipate and serve student needs. This is a two-year visiting position with a 12-month contract. We intend this librarian to start in July 2024. The Feinberg Library assists students, faculty, staff, and the community in their intellectual activities by providing resources and services in support of research, teaching, and learning. We strive to help our users develop information literacy essential for life-long learning and becoming well-informed, reflective global citizens. We are part of the Academic Affairs division that administratively builds our college commitment to student success through a strong curriculum, excellent teaching, and scholarly research. Our commitment includes fostering student preparation for the workplace or graduate school and for life-long learning. As SUNY Plattsburgh is an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded policies, programs, and practices.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in information and/or library science, from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent, by time of appointment. As such, we welcome applications from recent MLIS graduates and current MLIS students who will earn the degree by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or demonstrated interest in the following areas: teaching or instruction, providing research help, and/or programming and outreach
  • Experience working, interning, or volunteering at a library
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills

Salary
$51,027 minimum, plus excellent benefits

About Our University
SUNY Plattsburgh, home of the Cardinals, is part of the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. The university offers a diverse selection of more than 60 academic programs across three schools – Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, and Education, Health & Human Services. Many of these programs are highly ranked and carry strong national and regional reputations that allow students to work with highly skilled faculty who prepare them to excel in their chosen fields and industries upon graduation. Our campus prioritizes enrollment growth and stabilization, student success, equity and inclusion, and engagement with our North Country region as our four pillars of success. And we are committed to providing each and every Cardinal student a high quality liberal arts education grounded in academic excellence and a well-rounded college experience.

SUNY Plattsburgh is a destination campus located in northern New York between the iconic Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. The campus is a short walk from historic downtown Plattsburgh, New York, where area residents have access to a wide array of arts, food, and events throughout the year, and just over a 1 hour car ride from the cities of Burlington, Vermont, Montreal, Quebec, and Lake Placid, New York, which is best known by locals as a former site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

Open Until Filled
To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by: 03/31/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, a one-page statement regarding equity and inclusion, and contact information for three current professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

EEO Statement
SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

Pay Equity Statement
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov

– Posted 3/10/24

Library Director – Berlin Free Town Library (Rensselaer County, NY)

The Berlin Free Town Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a passionate commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.  This position offers a unique opportunity to reimagine the library’s role in the community.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the overall operation and management of the Library. Duties include, but are not limited to, building community and professional relationships, planning and implementing library programs and services, managing circulation desk operations, maintaining and developing the collection, functioning within the budget, supervising library personnel, and managing the library facility. More information about the library and a detailed job description can be found on the library’s website–https://www.bftl.org/. As an official representative of the library to the Berlin Community, the Library Director will demonstrate an enthusiasm for community engagement and establish effective working relationships throughout the community.

The Berlin Free Town Library strives to provide access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning, and a gathering place for the community. A Free Association Library and a member of the Upper Hudson Library System, the library serves a user population of approximately 1,800 with a total annual operating budget of $50,000. The library occupies a beautiful 2,800-square-foot facility in the Town of Berlin, which is nestled in the rolling Taconic Hills where natural beauty and outdoor activities abound.

The minimum qualifications for this position include completion of sixty (60) credit hours from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university and three (3) years of professional experience which includes some supervisory and administrative responsibilities. The library welcomes interested applicants that meet or exceed these minimum qualifications, up to and including a Master’s Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited by the American Library Association.

This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hr. per week) with a starting salary range of $20,000-23,000, commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references by email to Cristi Lamontagne, Personnel Committee Chair at bftlboard@gmail.com.

Applications must be received no later than December 3, 2021.

– Posted 11/9/21

Library Director – Westport Library Association (Westport, NY)

The Westport Library Association (Westport, NY) is seeking a Library Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of its historic library. Applicants should have excellent written and oral communication skills, a positive attitude, be customer-focused, community oriented, self-motivated, skilled in a PC operating environment (MS Office, Zoom, etc.), and demonstrate exceptional ability to work with patrons of all ages and abilities. The Library Director reports to the library’s Board of Trustees. Library experience and a bachelor’s degree preferred. Salary for this 20 hour/week position is approximately $27,000.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to WestportLibraryjobs@gmail.com
– Posted March 26, 2021

Library Director – Grafton Community Library (Grafton, NY)

Grafton Community Library, a small rural free association library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, creative individual for the position of Library Director. This is a part-time position scheduled to work 24 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays. The position requires a candidate who is a team leader who can work together with an experienced staff, the library board, and local community groups. The position requires a candidate with excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and facility management is highly desirable. A degree in library science or a related field will be considered a plus, as will fundraising and grant writing skills. Starting salary is $20,000. A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website, graftoncommunitylibrary.org. Please send resumes to the Search Committee at graftonnylib@gmail.com by January 20, 2020.
– Posted January 11, 2020