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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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.


Albany Public Library

Three Temporary Library Assistant Positions Available
Central Branches - East Branches - West Branches

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)

Job Description:

Employees in this classification in the service departments will routinely participate in the following activities:
Provides support in planning and implementation of library programming and related activities. Library assistants are involved with the promotion of library programs and services though displays, planning , conducting and evaluating programs under the supervision of higher- level staff, and providing instructions to the public in the use of library resources and other tasks of a similar nature as necessary. On the job training is provided under the supervision of higher- level staff.

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 Bachelor’s 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

Apply to:

Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager
161 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
reinhartm@albanypubliclibrary.org

Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is committed to increasing diversity within its organization.



Troy Public Library Job Opening: Library Assistant/Clerk - Circulation

Part time, some evenings and weekends. This position includes general clerical and patron assistance tasks. The person in this position is supervised by and is responsible to the Head of Circulation. Must enjoy working with people and be computer literate.

Responsibilities include:

Telephone answering
Checking out and clearing library materials
Patron registration
Managing fine and fee collection
Shelving library materials
Answering directional inquiries
Opening and closing the building
Other related duties assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: high school diploma or equivalency Experience: no previous library experience is necessary.

Work Schedule:

Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings & weekends.

Salary: $10.97 per hour

Contact:

Virginia Wescott, Head of Circulation
Troy Public Library
100 Second Street
Troy, N.Y. 12180
wescottv@thetroylibrary.org

This is a civil service position and appointment is provisional. The successful candidates must take an exam when it becomes available.



Position Available: Part-Time Youth Services Librarian I

The East Greenbush Community Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Youth Services Librarian to join a dynamic and dedicated team of professionals. Successful candidates should be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about public service.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Providing reference and readers' advisory assistance to children, teens and adults.
  • Planning and conducting storytimes, book clubs, and other programs for children.
  • Assisting in all phases of collection development, including acquisitions and weeding.
  • Maintaining awareness of current trends in children’s literature, child
    development, and library technology.

Schedule:
Position is approximately 12 hours a week, and primarily includes 2 evenings per week and a weekend rotation.

Read the full announcement here.



Position Available: Part-Time Youth Services Librarian I

The East Greenbush Community Library is currently accepting applications for a part-time Youth Services Librarian to join a dynamic and dedicated team of professionals. Successful candidates should have experience presenting storytimes and other related early childhood programming.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and conducting storytimes, preschool outreach, and other early literacy programs for young children.
  • Providing reference and readers' advisory assistance to children, teens and adults.
  • Assisting in all phases of collection development, including acquisitions and weeding.
  • Maintaining awareness of current trends in children’s literature, child
    development, and library technology.

Position is 15 hours a week; 9am – 1pm, 3 mornings a week plus one weekend a month.

Read the full announcement here.




Join Us April 26th


Join your teen-serving library colleagues from three states for a FREE day of energizing ideas, problem hacks, and go-to colleagues! Not only will this be the Greatest Of All Time (G.O.A.T.) teen librarian meetup, it is the first for librarians from eastern New York, western Massachusetts, and Connecticut. If your job includes a focus on teens, you’re invited!

We'll meet from 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 at East Greenbush Community Library at 10 Community Way in East Greenbush, NY. https://eastgreenbushlibrary.org/

To keep it free, please BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch). We'll provide drinks and dessert!

5 CEU hours


Guest Author: Mitali Perkins

Mitali Perkins: http://www.mitaliperkins.com Author of You Bring the Distant Near

Mitali will join us over Skype to discuss Books Between Cultures followed by a Q&A


Click Here for More Information

Click Here to Register


Sponsored by: Mohawk Valley Library System, Southern Adirondack Library System, and Upper Hudson Library System




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.


 

NYS Senator Hugh T. Farley receives the 2017 William Meredith Advocate Award for his extraordinary efforts on behalf of New York’s 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.



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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Every UHLS library is a hotspot this spring. Check out our shared program calendar to find special events!



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Last updated: 4/24/2018© Upper Hudson Library System. All rights reserved.