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.
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.
Job Opening: Library Associate - Troy
The Troy Public
Library currently has an opening for a Library Associate to work
in the children's room at the Main Library. This position is part time
(approximately 24 hours per week) The person in this position is supervised
by and is responsible to the head of the Young People's Department.
Typical work activities include:
- Assists patrons in locating materials in the library
- Plans and conducts story hour and other children's
- Assists in planning and implementing library exhibits
- Performs a variety of clerical tasks including data
entry, answering telephones, and reading shelves.
- Provides staffing for the children's room
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Job Opening: Community Relations Coordinator
- East Greenbush Community
Are you creative, passionate, organized, and diplomatic? Were
looking for bright, new talent to develop and implement all marketing
and promotional strategies for the East
Greenbush Community Library; a gathering center where all people
can come to enrich their lives, be inspired, and discover anything they
might want to learn.
The community relations coordinator is a member of the senior management
team and works closely with the Director to develop an annual plan of
library marketing objectives and activities for community relations
and participates in library-wide planning and decision making, and website
Event planning and effective communication is a must! You will work
closely with the Director and approximately 30+ staff members to plan
and implement special promotions and events. As community relations
coordinator, you will serve as the liaison to the Friends of the East
Greenbush Community Library and assist with fundraising and special
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Adult Services Librarian (Librarian I)
The East Greenbush
Community Library is seeking a dynamic, community-focused individual
who is technologically savvy, and works well in a team environment.
Equally comfortable providing enthusiastic public service as well as
managing library collections. The successful applicant will be engaged
and possess a community focused How can I make this happen
approach. Also required: a superior knowledge of library and technology
trends, coupled with excellent reference, readers advisory, technology
instruction, collection management skills, and flexibility to embrace
new projects and assignments.
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Library Director, Cheney
Library, Hoosick Falls NY
The Cheney Library
in Hoosick Falls, NY, a small, rural free association library located
in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, creative individual
with a strong commitment to community for the position of Library Director.
Serving a user population of approximately 7,000, the Cheney Library
is governed by a nine-member board of trustees and is a member of the
Upper Hudson Library System. The library is in a historic building surrounded
by beautiful gardens and enjoys strong community support and an active
volunteer base. The Board is looking for a Director to ensure that this
small village with big dreams continues to have an engaged
and vibrant public library to help realize those dreams.
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Upper Hudson Library System and Mohawk Valley Library
Middle Childhood Matters: Revitalizing Your Library Service to 6-12
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Guilderland Public Library
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
In 2014, Toronto Public revolutionized its delivery of services to children
aged 6-12. With a focus on supporting healthy child development and resiliency,
the Library created a research-based framework for middle childhood that
transformed its programs, services, and spaces. Join us to learn about
this internationally acclaimed model, how it fits into what youre
already doing, and ways to adapt it to strengthen your service to school
Complete information, including registration details: here
Job Opening: Library Aide, Castleton
Public Library (Part-Time)
The Castleton Public
Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide for approximately
16 hours per week, with a varying schedule that includes weekday afternoons/evenings
and occasional Saturdays. Duties include helping customers at the check-out
desk, shelving library materials, operating the copier and fax machine,
performing routine clerical tasks, and answering the telephone. The
ideal candidate for the position has strong customer service skills
and basic computer skills. Prior library experience is preferred, but
not required. Pay for the position is $10.50 per hour. Send a letter
describing relevant experience, along with a Rensselaer County employment
application, to Castleton Public Library, 85 S. Main Street, Castleton,
NY 12033, Attn: Melissa Tacke, or send as PDF via email to email@example.com
(The Rensselaer County employment application is available here).
Applications must be received by Monday, August 14.
Read the full announcement here.
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 titleand 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.
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
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.
Childrens, 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 dont 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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