and Events Archive - 2019
Upper Hudson Library System & Mohawk Valley Library System present:
2019 Summer Reading Program Planning Workshop
COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH
Thursday, February 7, 2019
9:00 am Registration
Colonie Town Library
Whether your Summer Reading Program is a quick orbit or a lengthy trip into deep space, start preparing now for lift-off! Get your checklists ready and come to Mission Control for a day of mission-critical training on goal-driven sustainability, scalability, and flexibility. We will run some simulations, share ideas for exploration, and fuel up for community-centric family summer fun!
UHLS member library staff: $16. All others $50.
Registration deadline: February 4.
flyer for registration information and more details.
Manager, Adult and Outreach Services - Upper Hudson Library System (Albany, NY)
The Upper Hudson Library System (UHLS) has a challenging and exciting opportunity for a creative library professional to join our team. We are a cooperative library system headquartered in Albany, NY, providing services to enhance, support and connect the 29 independent public libraries in New Yorks Albany and Rensselaer Counties.
Our new colleague will collaborate with UHLS staff and our member libraries to provide System services focusing on:
We are looking for a professional who:
You should be able to demonstrate through your skills and experience:
You must have:
This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package, including participation in the NYS Retirement System. The starting salary range for this position will be $60,000-$65,000, depending on experience and qualifications.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references via e-mail to email@example.com. The review of applications will begin on December 19, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
For additional information about UHLS, visit www.uhls.org.
Library Director I, North Greenbush Public Library, Wynantskill, NY
The North Greenbush Public Library in Wynantskill, NY, a Special Legislative District Public Library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic community builder and change agent for the position of Library Director I.
Serving a population of approximately 13,000, the North Greenbush Public Library is governed by an eleven-member elected board of trustees and is a member of the Upper Hudson Library System. The library shares space in the Town of North Greenbush Municipal Building, and enjoys strong community support with over 3,000 cardholders and annual circulation of over 100,000 items. The Board is looking for a Director who can work together with the Trustees, our experienced staff, and an active Friends group to continue the growth of this vibrant community resource.
The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Along with regular customer service responsibilities, other duties include collection development; service and program planning and management; budget development and management (QuickBooks currently in use); scheduling and supervision of staff and volunteers; public relations, social media, and community outreach; fund raising; and grant writing. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate strong organizational skills and a vision for public library service that engages the community through educational, cultural, and outreach programs and services.
The Library Director I position is a Civil Service position (Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission, RCCSC). A candidate that is on the current RCCSC Certification of Eligibles for Library Director I is eligible to receive a permanent appointment to the position. A candidate that is not on the current Certification of Eligibles will receive a provisional appointment to fill the position until a selection and permanent appointment can be made after competitive examination. Provisional appointees are subject to apply and take the examination when offered, pass, and be reachable on the RCCSC eligibility list.
All candidates for the position are required at the time of appointment to:
The annual salary is $53,000, but may be higher based on the selected candidates skills and experience. The work schedule is 37.5 hours per week, and will include one evening each week. The Library participates in the New York State Retirement System. Employees with 0 - 4 years of service with the Library receive one (1) week paid vacation per calendar year.
Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications are requested to email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Job Description providing additional information on the North Greenbush Public Library and the responsibilities associated with the position of Library Director is available at https://www.northgreenbushlibrary.org/.
Application review will begin on January 31, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
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