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.



News and Events

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.


Help Wanted: Part-time Library Aide at the Rensselaer Public Library.

Duties include shelving, running the check-out desk, helping patrons with the computer and copier, and answering the phone. Candidate must have computer skills, strong customer service skills, work well with children, and understand the Dewey Decimal system. Must have library experience (volunteer experience counts). For those without experience, we are also accepting applications for the position of Page.

To apply, email Chirgwinj@rensselaerlibrary.org with resume.


Job opening: Stephentown Memorial Library seeks a qualified project manager specializing in energy efficiency retrofits on older buildings. Duties will include working with the contractor to supervise equipment and materials choices, maintain the project schedule, and identify additional measures to increase HVAC effectiveness. Qualified candidates will have access to testing equipment, a demonstrated ability to conduct and interpret tests, a work history supervising similar projects and all appropriate BPI certifications. References required. Please call Tom at 518-391-8250.



Announcing the 2017 SRP Planning Workshop!

Building a Better Summer Reading Program

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Schenectady County Public Library
99 Clinton Street
Schenectady, NY 12305

9:30 am - 3:45 pm; check in at 9:00 am
Snow date: Friday, February 10, 2017
http://scpl.org 518-388-4000

Registration deadline is February 2, 2017

Click here to register

Building a better world starts with Building a Better Summer Reading Program! Join us for a day of learning to construct a summer program that is both functional and attractive - to kids, teens, and families. You’ll leave with many activity and SRP management ideas, a strengthened network of helpful colleagues, and a greater understanding of how to build a better experience for both patrons and staff!

Full day, lunch included: UHLS & MVLS member libraries: $16.00 All others: $50.00

Send checks made payable to MVLS, through delivery or mail to:

Summer Planning Workshop,
Mohawk Valley Library System 858 Duanesburg Road,
Schenectady, NY 12306

Questions? Contact Sue Rokos, MVLS, 355-2010 x226 or Mary Fellows, UHLS, 437-9880 x228

See the flyer for more information


Job opening: LIBRARY DIRECTOR, part-time

Petersburgh Public Library

Petersburgh, NY 12138

Starting Date: April 3, 2107

The Petersburgh Public Library, a small municipal library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, passionate, experienced person for the position of Library Director. This is a part-time position scheduled to work 20 hours per week. The position requires a candidate with an associate’s degree or equivalent and demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and familiarity with the library’s service community would be highly desirable. Starting salary is $17,160 per year. A copy of the job description is available on the library's website.

Please send resumes to the Search Committee by mail to Job Search, Petersburgh Public Library, P.O. Box 250, Petersburgh, NY 12138 or by email to jobsearch@petersburghpubliclibrary.org by February 15, 2017.


Job opening: Fiscal Officer - Guilderland Public Library

Reporting to the director and assistant director, the fiscal officer is responsible for all aspects of the library’s fiscal operations including: the annual budget development process, monitoring budget throughout the year, managing cash flow, managing banking, credit cards, and investments, running payroll (including deductions such as NYS retirement and deferred compensation), accounts receivable, accounts payable, preparing monthly and year-end financial statements, and interfacing with the audit committee and audit firm annually. Manages daily cash receipts and monthly bank reconciliations. Reviews contracts and expenditures, shopping for competitive rates. May supervise a clerical or accounting employee. Works closely with HR department to ensure payroll, deductions and benefits are correctly administered. Attends board meetings to deliver monthly reports. Attends Finance Committee and Audit Committee meetings.

See the full announcement here.



Children’s, tween, and teen programs in UHLS libraries are now more accessible than ever! Libraries in Upper Hudson Library System have pooled their programs in one program calendar, available at http://events-ys.uhls.org/. Users can search by date, location, or age categories.

Public libraries offer scores of activities during summer months to interest kids and teens in reading and help them combat “summer learning loss.” Kids who don’t read much over the summer can lose significant skills and return to school behind their peers. The joint program calendar makes finding a fun, free library event in UHLS libraries for children easy for parents.

  • Access the joint youth services program calendar here.
  • See a list of local public libraries here.
  • More about summer learning loss and libraries here.

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