Librarian I at Johnstown Public Library

The Johnstown Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, dynamic, self-motivated individual for the position of Librarian I. This position reports to the Library Director and is responsible for providing professional library services to staff and patrons as well as innovative programming and extensive community outreach.

Schedule includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours, for a total of 35 hours/week. Starting rate is $33,000 annually with additional benefits available.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science;
  • NYS Public Librarian Certificate;
  • Experience and comfort with technology;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others;
  • Courtesy, positivity, flexibility, and a sense of humor.

Civil Service

The position of Librarian I is a competitive position within the Fulton County Civil Service Department. Provisional appointment will be made with a Civil Service examination to be held at a later date for permanent appointment.

Residency in Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery or Saratoga counties is required.

Application Process

Employment applications are available online at here or in hard copy at the library. Applications will be considered until and can be sent via email to Erica Wing at or by mail to:

Erica Wing
Johnstown Public Library
38 S Market St
Johnstown, NY 12095

Questions about the position should be directed to Erica Wing at or 762-8317×25.

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 with “Executive Director” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled, however preference will be given to applications received by .

A full job description may be found here.

Library Manager Position at Indian Lake Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Indian Lake Public Library, serving the hamlets of Indian Lake, Sabael and Blue Mountain Lake located in the central Adirondacks, is seeking to hire a part time, salaried, 26 hours per week Library Manager starting April 2018. With a user population of about 1400 which expands significantly in the summer season, we need a person that is dynamic, creative, enthusiastic with excellent interpersonal skills who will support the library’s commitment to providing exceptional service to the community. We are a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS). The Manager reports to a five member board of trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Along with regular patron service responsibilities, other duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; budget management; supervising staff and volunteers; public relations and community outreach; fund raising; and grant writing.

The position is 26 flexible hours per week with a schedule that supports library services, programs, and events and will involve some evenings and weekends. The candidate will need to demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, strong technology skills, and an appreciation for the importance of public library service in a small community. Demonstrated experience in library service, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting and facility management will also be highly desirable. Fund-raising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus.

The Library Manager’s annual salary will be $21,000 to $23,000 with benefits based on the selected candidate’s education, skills and experience. Find a more detailed job description on the Indian Lake Public Library web site:

Please send cover letter, resume and a minimum of 3 references by mail or electronically to:

Board of Trustees
Indian Lake Public Library
P O Box 778
Indian Lake, NY 12842

Applications must be received by . The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Librarian I at Crandall Public Library


$36,559 annually plus benefits
35 hours per week with some nights & weekends
Crandall Public Library is seeking a F/T Librarian I to work in Adult Services to perform collection development and provide reference services, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance in a fast-paced environment. Excellent customer service skills are a must. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, exercise professional judgment, and handle multiple tasks. Ability to provide public programming a plus.

Minimum qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Librarianship (MLS or MSIS) from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the NYS Education Department as following accepted education practices; and eligibility for a NYS Public Librarian’s professional certificate at the time of application; possession of certificate at the time of appointment.

Civil Service

Position will be filled based on Civil Service requirements. A provisional appointment will be made with examination to be held at a later date. Candidate must meet civil service requirements for appointment following establishment of eligible list.

Application Process

Mail or e-mail application, resume, and three professional references to:

Head of Adult Services
Attn: Andrea Herman
Crandall Public Library
251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Applications must be received by .

Applications may be obtained from
EOE/AA Employer

Library Director

George F. Johnson (GFJ) Memorial Library, Endicott, New York

About GFJ:

The George F. Johnson Memorial Library Board of Trustees is in search of a dynamic and innovative leader who is forward-thinking and values transformative library experiences, is committed to shared decision-making, and will inspire and empower a creative, dedicated, and enthusiastic staff. We are seeking a visionary who will play an active
role in and advocate for library services for our diverse community. The successful candidate will be proactive, innovative and entrepreneurial.

The GFJ Library is located in the Town of Union and Village of Endicott in Broome County. The Library is part of the Four County Library System (FCLS), which consists of 42 libraries located in Broome, Delaware, Chenango and Otsego counties. The GFJ Library, with one of the largest collections in the region, is a vibrant and active library that serves approximately 21,000 patrons in Broome County and the surrounding area. The GFJ Library enjoys secure Chapter 414 funding and benefits from the proximity of the dynamic Union-Endicott School District, as well as SUNY Broome Community College and Binghamton University. The GFJ Library provides materials, programs, and a variety of services to promote creativity and knowledge for the patrons it serves.

Civil Service Position & Classification: Library Director II or Library Director III

Reports To: GFJ Library Board of Trustees Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2018


The GFJ Library Director is responsible for all aspects of the operation of the GFJ Library. The Director oversees six full-time and seventeen part-time employees and an annual budget of approximately $1 million. The Director is appointed by and works under the administrative direction of the nine member GFJ Library Board.

Essential Duties:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate library services and collection.
  • Administer the budget, finances, and personnel of the library.
  • Manage library funding efforts. Coordinate ballot initiatives for library funding every 4-5 years.
  • Seek out and apply for grants, other development and funding sources.
  • Maintain positive relationships with the FCLS, its member libraries, the Village of Endicott, and all local community organizations.
  • Promote community visibility and an online presence through website and social media.
  • Develop policies in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.
  • Stay ahead of library trends, the impact of changing information technology, and the amount of acceptable risk the Board is willing to take in implementing new ideas.
  • Interact with the public.
  • Oversee maintenance and improvements in the physical plant and grounds
  • Provide professional librarian services to patrons


Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science, Information Studies or other graduate library degree from a library science program accredited by the American Library Association; and 4 to 6 or more years of satisfactory professional library experience, 2 or more years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Acts independently and assumes responsibility.
  • Prior success in leading and managing staff.
  • Able to advance the organization in a changing information services environment.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality service in an ever-changing public library environment, including familiarity with emerging technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience with financial planning, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated success in strategic planning and implementation.
  • Strong commitment to community relations.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in program development and implementation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills.
  • Successful experience in promoting libraries and library services.
  • Informed about current issues, developments, and trends in the library profession.
  • Familiarity with existing and emerging library technologies.
  • A history of professional development that includes leadership in professional associations and service to the profession.
  • A record of collegiality and accomplishment in collaborative, multi-type library activity.
  • Prior experience as director of a library system or library preferred.
  • Possess or be eligible at time of appointment for a New York State Public Librarian Certificate


Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Competitive benefits package included.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter that specifically addresses the requirements and responsibilities of this position, in PDF format, to Chris Ryan ( with your full name and “GFJ Library Director” in the subject line. Application deadline: .