Upper Hudson Office: 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206
Check out the status of the solar array we installed on our building in December 2012.
It gives a lot of information including how much energy is being produced by the array, and what is being saved in environmental impact.
September 1 – November 30, 2018
Love to visit libraries? This self-guided tour is for you! Visit as many of our 36 unique libraries as you can in September, October and November as part of the 2018 Upper Hudson Library Expedition!
Road trip to our libraries as a family, or grab your friends and create a team. You might even set up your own Expedition Challenge among friends - who can visit the most libraries?
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Position Available - System Support
Associate, Youth and Family Services
Would you like to be part of creating a better future for children and teens through strong libraries? Are you a friendly, effective communicator adept at customer service?
If youre an organized self-starter who works well independently and as part of a team and if you approach work with a sense of humor, we want to hear from you! Library experience is a plus, but not requiredwell train a smart, flexible individual to work with us to strengthen regional library services from behind the scenes.
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Typical work activities include:
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Recently graduated Librarian?
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.
BOOKKEEPING HELP WANTED:
Part-time bookkeeper with proficiency in QuickBooks and other commonly used accounting tools. Applicant should have a minimum of two years of experience with QuickBooks and be familiar with fund accounting, budgeting and the workings of a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Knowledge of public library operations a plus. Approximately 3-4 hours per week for duties such as regular billing, preparation of materials for board meetings and attendance (as requested) at library committee and board meetings, and annual budget planning sessions.
Please send resume, three references and required hourly wage by October 19, 2018 to the attention of Library Board President Christine Carpenter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via USPS to Altamont Free Library, P.O. Box 662, Altamont, NY 12009.
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 an energetic and book-passionate person with administrative experience. Library experience will be a considered a plus and preference will be given to a Petersburgh resident. The position requires a two year college degree or equivalent.
This is a part-time position working twenty-four hour per week with a starting salary of $21,000 per annum. The position will start November 1, 2018.
Please send a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references by the submission deadline of October 15, 2018. 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 email@example.com.
Three Temporary Library Assistant Positions Available
Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications to apply
General Statement of Duties: Under the supervision of the Librarian III at each service location, this employee will provide support for library programming and other related activities.
Classification: Library Assistant (Temporary)
Employees in this classification in the service departments
will routinely participate in the following activities:
Required Skills and Abilities: This position requires strong interpersonal skills, particularly tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and coworkers, basic computer skills, a working knowledge of general library operations, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, flexibility in work schedule, a good sense of humor, and a positive work attitude. Ability to work as part of a team is a must.
Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelors Degree.
Work Schedule: A combination of day, evening and weekend hours averaging 10-13 hours per week from late June- August 2018.
Supervisor: Librarian III
Salary: $17.92 per hour
Deadline: Until filled
Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager
Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is committed to increasing diversity within its organization.
UHLS Libraries Get Mobile App
We've got a brand new way to access library resources!
Public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties now offer an app
called UHLS Mobile,
available for free in both Android and Apple app stores.
Full press release is here.
NYS Senator Hugh T. Farley receives the 2017 William Meredith Advocate Award for his extraordinary efforts on behalf of New Yorks libraries.
UHLS honored recently retired NYS Senator Hugh T. Farley, presenting him with the UHLS William Meredith Library Advocate Award.
The full award citation is here.
Upper Hudson Library System Celebrates Public Libraries Making a Difference in Their Communities
Albany, NY (June 15) -- The Upper Hudson Library System held its 56th annual celebration of public library service in Albany and Rensselaer Counties at the Albany Country Club in Voorheesville, NY on Wednesday, June 14. UHLS Board President Tara Ricard said, The public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties are changing lives every day and the Upper Hudson Library System celebrates this transformative work through our annual dinner and awards program.
Read the full press release here.
Every UHLS library is a hotspot this spring. Check out our shared program calendar to find special events!
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Last updated: 11/15/2018© Upper Hudson Library System. All rights reserved.