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LIBRARY ASSISTANT (EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES)
All employment at the Menands Public Library is
overseen by Albany Count Civil Service. All interested candidates most
fill out an Albany Civil Service application (ACS-24). There is a $25.00
Library System Support Associate Upper Hudson Library System
Are you an effective communicator with strong customer service skills? Are you organized, proficient with MS Office, and able to work both independently and as part of a team? Then please consider joining our staff! Library experience is a plus, but not requiredwell train a smart, flexible, motivated, and personable individual to work with us to strengthen regional library services from behind the scenes.
The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) is a cooperative library system headquartered in Albany, NY. Our mission is to provide services to enhance, support, and connect the 29 public libraries in New Yorks Albany and Rensselaer Counties. Our new colleague will report to the Manager, Adult & Outreach Services and deliver effective customer service to system staff and our member libraries, as well as assist with:
This position requires at least one year of post-secondary course work, with preference given to candidates with a Bachelors degree; AND
One or more years of experience in a library or office; OR
An equivalent combination of technical training, education, and experience.
This is a full-time position, with a 37.5 hour workweek scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday Friday. The position includes a competitive benefits package and participation in the NYS Retirement System. The salary range for this position is $36,000 to $40,000, depending on experience and qualifications. The job description is viewable here.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via email to email@example.com. The review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Anytime, Anywhere, Anyhow:
Flexible Tween/Teen Makerspaces
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Albany Public Library - Washington Ave Branch
161 Washington Ave, Albany NY
Ferry service from UHLS and MVLS offices available (reservation necessary)
How can you incorporate more making into your services to tweens and teens? Join us at Albany Public Librarys Washington Avenue Branch, where a new MakerSpace is offering exciting tools and projects! Well get to see and work in the lab, learning hands-on about facilitating a range of projects for tweens and teens. Ideas galore from your peers and beyond . . . whatever the size of your library, you will find inspiration and practical help in making your tween and teen services more appealing!
10:00 am 10:30 am: Check-in and networking
10:30 am 3:30 pm: Training
your own☺at home and bring it!
Free to UHLS and MVLS member libraries. Others: $15. CE credit available.
Register by Friday, November 20 and you will receive a package of tween/teen maker supplies at the workshop!
To register, email Mary Fellows at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email.
Deadline for Registration: Monday, November 30, 2015
Library Assistant - Part time - Troy
Approximately 18 to 25 hours per week
Education: high school diploma or equivalency
Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings
Job Opening: Library Aide (Part-time), Sand Lake Town Library
The Sand Lake Town Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide for 5 - 10 hours per week, with a varying schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Duties include helping patrons at the circulation desk, shelving library materials, operating the copier and fax machine, and performing routine clerical tasks. The ideal candidate for the position has computer skills and strong customer service skills. Prior library experience is preferred, but not required. Pay for the position is $9.00 per hour.
Send a letter describing relevant experience, along with a Rensselaer County employment application, to:
Sand Lake Town Library
(The Rensselaer County employment application is available here.)
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Job announcement: The Brunswick Community Library is in search of a dynamic, positive, high-energy, people-person to fill a part-time Youth Services Clerk position resulting 15-20 hours a week; primarily Thursdays and Saturdays with additional days as needed.
2-3 years experience working in a public library, or related field, with a primary focus on early literacy and youth services.
General responsibilities include:
Youth Services-specific responsibilities include:
Skills, Abilities, Personal characteristics:
The ideal candidate will be a friendly, approachable, customer service oriented, forward-thinking individual with an unshakeable positive attitude and a strong belief providing services, with an emphasis on early literacy to the librarys community.
Salary range: $10-12/hr based on qualification and experience
Please email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Library Director, Natalie Schipano: email@example.com with the subject heading "Youth Services Librarian Position".
Or mail documents to:
Brunswick Community Library
Deadline: November 20th, 2015
This is a full-time, 35 hours per week position. The schedule is generally Monday through Friday during business hours but also includes evening and weekend rotations. Under the general supervision of the Library Director the incumbent will assist with the management, supervision, and administration of the library to provide maximum services to library patrons in accordance with library policy. He or she will have overall responsibility for public services and an individual focus on adult services. This position includes acting in the capacity of director in the directors absence.
The Voorheesville Public Library serves a highly educated community of 7,200. Applicants must have a sophisticated understanding of contemporary library services, the ability to work collaboratively with staff, and an appreciation for the immediate impact that libraries can have on a small community.
Applicants must meet Albany County Civil Service qualifications for the position. Transfers will be considered. Minimum qualifications are as follows:
Possession of a graduate library degree from a library school located within New York State which is registered by the State Education Department or from a library school program which is accredited by the American Library Association and six (6) years of professional library experience, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.
Letters of application and a resume should be sent to:
Emails will be accepted: Lynn.Kohler@voorpl.org. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled. Applications received or postmarked by September 25, 2015 will be given priority. See http://voorheesvillelibrary.org/library_jobs.asp for the civil service job description.
Help Wanted Library Aide- Part Time
The Rensselaer Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide at $10 hr. This person will work 10-15 hours a week with a varying schedule that includes Saturdays. Duties include shelving, running the check-out desk, helping patrons with the computer and copier, and answering the phone. Candidate must have computer skills, strong customer service skills, work well with children, and understand the Dewey Decimal system. Prior library experience preferred. MLS not desired for this position.
Send letter describing relevant experience and a Rensselaer County employment application to:
Rensselaer Public Library
Digital magazines now available
Upper Hudson Library System is now offering digital magazines via our ebook vendor, OverDrive. Any cardholder at any public library in Albany or Rensselaer Counties can now check out digital magazines.
OverDrive uses the Nook app as its magazine reader, so you will have to set up a Barnes & Noble account and download the Nook app to your mobile device or compatible computer. To read NOOK periodicals, you need one of the following:
There's help online available 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.
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!
UHLS is pleased to announce that our new CORE Trustee
Training program is now available for all member library trustees. This
program is a 90 minute session that covers the fundamentals of being
a library trustee, including roles and responsibilities, NYS minimum
library standards, oaths of office, open meetings law, board/director
roles, etc. The program also emphasizes the CORE values of Community,
Openness, Respect, and Ethics as they relate to the work of a library
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