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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


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 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.

Read the full announcement here.



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.

Read the full announcement here.



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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