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Lecture: Life Speeds Up: Robert Fulton and a Changing New York
Sunday, October 5 @ 2:00 PM
Mr. Arnold will explore the legacy of Robert Fulton, the creator of the first commercially successful steamboat. His achievement helped catalyze the expansion of steam power into the energy source of the Industrial Revolution. He devised canal locks that were eventually used in Britain, designed the first workable submarine and more. American lives became faster, more bountiful, and more interconnected, thanks to the advent of steam power.
Early Literacy Community Asset Analysis & Storytime Management
Thursday, October 2, 2014
William K. Sanford Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
Effectively serving families with young children requires knowing who they are, how they live, which other community services they use, and what they need and want from your library. Whatever size your library, in this workshop, you will learn how to:
This training is part of the NYS early literacy initiative Ready to Read At New York Libraries.
Presenters: Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System & Sue Rokos, Mohawk Valley Library System
Are your story times sometimes hard to manage? Would your activities be better if you werent spending so much time managing behaviors? Learn tested techniques and fun activities for calming and managing your young participants (and their parents!) so that everyone can get the most value from the experience.
Presenter: Don Sinton, Stepping Stones Learning Center, Rochester, NY
This is a full-time, 35 hours per week. The schedule is
generally Monday through Friday during business hours but also includes
some evening and weekend rotations. The incumbent will have overall
responsibility for public services with an individual focus on adult
Applicants must meet Albany County Civil Service qualifications
for the position. Transfers will be considered. Minimum qualifications
are as follows:
Letters of application and a resume and references should be sent to Lynn Kohler, Voorheesville Public Library, 51 School Road, Voorheesville, NY 12186. Emails will be accepted: Lynn.Kohler@voorpl.org Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. Applications received or postmarked by September 23, 2014 will be given priority. See http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/library_jobs.asp for the civil service job description.
Fiscal Officer I: Full-time 35 hr/wk. Responsible for overseeing fiscal management activities and related operations in a moderately sized library. Position involves review and analysis work concerning the fiscal management of program funds and expenditures; all aspects of accounting, AR/AP, financial records for $3M+ budget, some HR duties.
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and three (3) years of experience in governmental accounting or fiscal management
Salary: $32,000 - $34,000 + Benefits
Note: Provisional Appointment. As per Albany County Civil Service, candidate is subject to passing a competitive exam and must be reachable on an established list as a result of such an exam.
Please send resume, proof of degree/transcript and three
references postmarked by August 15
or send to: email@example.com
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.
vacancies due to retirement:
We anticipate two vacancies, the Head of Circulation and Technical Services and Head of Adult Services.
The department heads will be expected to apply modern best practices and willingness to explore new service models to improve user experience. The department heads will participate with the library's management team and collaborate regularly with other departments.
Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited program, New York State Public Librarians' Professional Certificate
Special Requirement: Eligibility for Librarian III permanent appointment by Albany County Civil Service. Applicants may be eligible for permanent appointment if they have a current or previous permanent civil service appointment to a Librarian III, Assistant Library Director III, or higher in New York State, or if their names appear on the current Albany County Civil Service Librarian III list of eligibles.
Starting salary: $59,253
Application deadline is May 9, 2014
Applications are available at Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY or by accessing our website at http://www.bethlehempubliclibrary.org/
We will offer the program quarterly in January, April,
July, and October (specific dates to be announced each year). The sessions
will start at 6:30pm in the large meeting room at UHLS (28 Essex St.
Albany, NY 12206).
Wednesday, January 15
Please contact Heidi Fuge at UHLS (firstname.lastname@example.org or 437-9880 x221) to register for the next session.
Please contact Tim Burke at UHLS (email@example.com or 437-9880 x222) if you have any questions about the CORE program.
The goal of the CORE program is to create a common understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and core values of successful library trustees to ensure that each library is operating from a strong foundation. I am proud to report that we have 100% participation in the CORE training from our member libraries. Thank you for your support of this important initiative. Please make it a priority to ensure that all new library trustees have the opportunity to participate in this training program.
Announcing a new UHLS youth
services blog! Were introducing a new way of communicating
about youth services within UHLS. For member library staff serving kids,
tweens, teens ,and families, this blog takes the place of the kids and
teen wikis and adds to the communication tools of youthserv, kidbytes,
and the UHLS website.
You're invited and encouraged to reply to posts. As staff of a member library, you are also invited to create original posts. Just contact Mary Fellows (firstname.lastname@example.org), who can add you as a contributor. Comments, questions, and suggestions for useful content enthusiastically encouraged!
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