News and Events Archive - 2020
Announcing the inaugural session of . . .
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Upper Hudson Library System
8:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Are you brand new to presenting storytime? Do you have a little on-the-job experience yet would like to expand your knowledge and have your questions answered? Come learn the basics of delivering an early literacy storytime in this intensive yet fun training. Well cover:
For staff and volunteers of UHLS libraries.
January 12, 2020.
CE credit: 4.5 hours
Presented by Mary Fellows and Amy DuBrey, UHLS
See the flyer here
Your Story . . . DISRUPTED!
Thursday, January 30, 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Once upon a time, there was a day devoted to . . . Plan for your Summer Reading . . . Come learn about disrupting and then reimagining the key elements of . . . Take home ideas on making your program all ages and . . . Performer showcase will . . . Learn from your colleagues . . . Dress in costume (optional) if youre . . . Hilarious jokes to . . . Learning and fun for all . . . You!
Registration deadline: January 23
To register: http://bit.ly/SummerReading2020Disrupted
CE credit: 5.5 hours
See the flyer here.
Search Deadline Extended
Grafton Community Library, a small rural free association
library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, creative
individual for the position of Library Director. This is a part-time
position scheduled to work 24 hours per week, including some evenings
and Saturdays. The position requires a candidate who is a team leader
who can work together with an experienced staff, the library board,
and local community groups. The position requires a candidate with excellent
communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. Experience in library
collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision,
and facility management is highly desirable. A degree in library science
or a related field will be considered a plus, as will fundraising and
grant writing skills. Starting salary is $20,000. A copy of the job
description is available on the librarys website, graftoncommunitylibrary.org.
Please send resumes to the Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
by February 3, 2020.
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:
RCS Community Library is seeking a full time Librarian or Library Assistant. Primary duties include:
The best candidates for this position will be flexible
and collaborative, with a willingness to learn new skills and experiment
with new services. The position is FT and offers NYS Retirement System
membership and health insurance, and starts at $40,000/yr. (Candidates
eligible for appointment as a Library Assistant may be considered for
a variant of this position at $35,000/yr.) Typical hours include one
evening each week and one Saturday each month. Hiring is governed by
Albany County Civil Service. Interested candidates should submit a cover
letter and resume to email@example.com
by February 21st. References will be requested of candidates
selected for interviews.
Job Opening: Library Aide, Castleton Public Library (Part-Time)
The Castleton Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Aide. The library is currently operating on reduced hours of operation, with this position being scheduled for three 5-hour weekday shifts every other week. When returning to normal mode of operation, the schedule for this position generally includes four 4-hour weekday shifts per week, plus an occasional 6-hour Saturday shift (once every 4 weeks).
How to Apply:
Rensselaer County Civil Service Commission Official
LIBRARY DIRECTOR I COHOES PUBLIC LIBRARY,
When Learning Becomes School: Supporting Parents Educating Young Children at Home
The pandemic has derailed the schooling plans for many Millennial parents with young children. How can libraries support parents who have suddenly become home- or hybrid-school teachers to their children?
Youre invited to register for one or more of a three-part series:
Session 1: Sept 2, 1:00-2:30
Session 2: Sept 9, 10:30-12
Webinar with a Panel of Peers
Hear from a varied panel of library colleagues sharing their unique perspectives as homeschool parents and library service providers.
Session 3: Oct 14, 10:30-12
Webinar Home- and Hybrid-schooling Library Idea Swap
Now that we have a month of the school year under our belt, what challenges are we facing?
Go here for more information and to register: https://spark.adobe.com/page/Cq7HKim8qw9eT/
Library Director, Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library, Watervliet NY
The Robert A. Fahr Watervliet Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director to continue growth and maximize the positive impact the library has in the community.
An Association public library serving a user population of approximately 10,000, the Library is governed by a seven-member board of trustees. In 2015 the Library opened a fully renovated and expanded 3,700 sq. ft. facility that boasts a dedicated space for youth collections and services, an adult reading room, and a digital learning center. With the newly renovated facilities the library experienced a significant increase in Library circulation, visits, and program attendance. Building on this success the Library asked the Watervliet community to vote on an annual funding budget of $150,000.00 which was overwhelmingly approved.
The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; collaboration with the board on the yearly budget; daily budget oversight; supervision of staff and volunteers; customer service; marketing, public relations and community outreach; implementation of technology to enhance library services, fundraising and grant writing.
The position is scheduled to work 35 hours per week, with predominantly weekday hours and occasional Saturday hours to support library programs and events. The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university AND a minimum of 1-year post-MLS experience managing a public library or major library services.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, familiarity with current library technologies, and a positive and professional attitude. The candidate should show an aptitude to work alongside the board to reach agreed upon goals for the betterment of the library community and evolve programs and library collection based on what library patrons and the board views as important services to maintain in the library. Demonstrated experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management is also highly desirable. Fundraising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus.
The Library Directors annual salary will be $40,000 to $45,000 based on the selected candidates skills and experience. The package also includes paid vacation and sick time and health benefits are negotiable.
All interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to submit an application. To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
The review of applications is ongoing and will continue
until the position is filled.
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.
The Board of Trustees of the Menands Public Library seeks an enthusiastic and community-oriented individual to serve as Library Manager to oversee the library in the Village of Menands.
The Menands Public Library is a school district public library and is a member of the Upper Hudson Library System. The Library Manager reports to a five-member board of trustees and collaborates with the library board on a variety of activities related to delivering library service to our community. The Library Manager has primary responsibility for the operation and management of the library, including but not limited to: collection development, customer service, program planning and implementation, utilization of technology to enhance library services, written monthly updates to the board, public relations and community outreach. The Library Manager supervises a small staff of up to five part-time employees.
The position of Library Manager is provisional and
permanent appointment is contingent upon passing the Library Manager
Albany County Civil Service exam and being reachable on the eligible
list for that title.
The Library Managers annual salary will be $40,000 - $44,000 based on the selected candidates skills and experience. The compensation package also includes participation in the New York State Retirement System. The projected start date for this position will be February 14, 2021.
More information about the position and the library can be found on the library's website here: https://www.menandslibrary.org.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to the Search Committee via email to email@example.com.
Application review will begin on 12/15/20 and continue until the position is filled.
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