Upper Hudson Office: 28 Essex Street, Albany, NY 12206
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It gives a lot of information including how much energy is being produced by the array, and what is being saved in environmental impact.
General Statement of Duties
Job Description: The responsibilities of the position include acting as a liaison between library and community agencies such as Homeless and Travelers Aid Society, Code Blue, Neighborhood Associations and other service organizations in the City. The incumbent will monitor and maintain banned patrons lists and facilitate conversations with patrons to alter their behavior so they may receive library services. The incumbent will provide support to staff and patrons concerning various resources throughout the community that would assist the needs of patrons. The incumbent will provide direct observation and monitoring of patron behavior and engage with persons who may be homeless to provide assistance in linking to appropriate services. The incumbent will provide substance abuse information, referral and crisis assistance as needed.
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Seeking enthusiastic and engaging summer reading assistants!
Will assist youth services librarians with implementation of bustling summer reading program (800+ children and teens) during July and August. The summer reading program provides literacy-based activities for youth with various programming for all ages.
Tasks performed will include set up and take down of daily programs, preparation of materials required for events, and helping children during activities. Will also assist with teen volunteer management, maintaining book displays, and other duties as assigned. Programs take place both indoors and outdoors!
General Qualifications: Friendly, outgoing person with strong organization skills and ability to work independently. Experience working with children and teens highly desirable, preference given to applicants with library experience. A minimum education of a bachelors degree is preferred. Basic computer skills required, including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Schedule: 15-20 hours per week, varies during the following operating hours: M-Th, 9-9 pm, Friday, 9-6pm, and Saturday 10-5pm. Must be available to work some evenings and Saturdays.
Salary: $16.50 per hour. This is a grant-funded seasonal position.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, Rensselaer County Civil Service application and three references by email or mail to:
Ms. Molly Chatt, Head of Youth Services
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.
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.
Every UHLS library is a hotspot this spring. Check out our shared program calendar to find special events!
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Last updated: 5/15/2018© Upper Hudson Library System. All rights reserved.