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Upper Hudson
Library System
The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) is a cooperative association of twenty-nine autonomous public libraries working together to improve library service for the residents of Albany and Rensselaer Counties. UHLS is one of twenty-three public library systems in New York State.



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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



Upper Hudson Library System Celebrates Public Libraries Making a Difference in Their Communities

Albany, NY (June 13) -- The Upper Hudson Library System held its 58th annual celebration of public library service in Albany and Rensselaer Counties at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham, NY on Wednesday, June 12. 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 celebration and awards program.”

Read the full announcement here.



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




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 altm_search@uhls.org or via USPS to Altamont Free Library, P.O. Box 662, Altamont, NY 12009.




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.

The app features include the ability to search the UHLS catalog; check the status of a library card account; place physical items (such as books, CDs and DVDs) on hold so they can be picked up at the library; discover and access digitally distributed items like ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines; and connect users to other information such as library hours and program calendars. The app even can scan the ISBN barcode of any book to see whether our libraries own a copy of a specific title—and place a request for that book right away. Download UHLS Mobile today and take us with you wherever you go this summer!

Full press release is here.



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