Executive Director – Northern New York Library Network (Potsdam, NY)

The Northern New York Library Network (NNYLN), one of New York State’s most innovative library systems, invites applications and nominations for an entrepreneurial leader with vision, imagination and enthusiasm to serve as Executive Director. The successful candidate will be able to build alliances, foster networking and collaboration among various types of libraries, and manage significant projects that scale from regional to statewide.

About NNYLN: NNYLN is a multi-type library cooperative covering the seven counties on the northern border of New York. Its members include all types of libraries, including library systems, academic, public, and special libraries. Its service area is 10,637 square miles with a population of 550,436. NNYLN provides members with a wide array of services, including New York State Historic Newspapers, New York Heritage, DueNorth resource sharing, continuing education programs, grant opportunities, and the region’s medical information program.

NNYLN’s offices are located in Potsdam, NY, in the heart of the North Country, where there is a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe, affordable communities and easy access to the advantages of larger cities. The Canton-Potsdam area is uniquely located between the 1000 Islands and the Adirondack Park, two historically famous areas, and features numerous opportunities for both river and mountain recreation. The region’s blend of cultural and higher education opportunities (four universities in the immediate area), excellent public schools and very affordable housing make this area an appealing place to live.

About the position: The successful candidate will be able to foster innovation and collaboration among various types of libraries and envision significant projects that reflect the needs of the members. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to advocate on behalf of member libraries; show a commitment to understanding and responding to emerging issues in the library and technology fields; show proven success working with and reporting to a governing board; demonstrate political acumen in working with state government; and document a successful record of human resource administration and fiscal management.

The successful candidate must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, and have eight or more full years of professional library experience (post-MLS), with at least four of those years in an administrative capacity.

Compensation: The beginning salary range is $90,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. NNYLN offers an excellent benefits package including a 12% TIAA contribution, 24 vacation days, 6 personal days, 12 sick days, health, disability, and dental insurance.

To apply: Interested applicants should email, in PDF format, a resume, professional references, and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, to search@nnyln.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled, however preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2018.

A full job description may be found here.


Stony Creek Free Library

The Stony Creek Free Library is looking for a part-time library clerk.

    The library is open:

  • 4-8pm on Monday & Wednesday,
  • 1-5:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday,
    and
  • 9am-12pm on Saturday.

The clerk’s hours would include Saturday, and a few other hours during the week.

Please send a resume, or a letter detailing your experience to sto-director@sals.edu.


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