Jobs

A list of jobs and employment opportunities at libraries throughout the Southern Adirondack Library System.


Clifton Park Halfmoon Public Library Librarian II Head of Access Services

Job Summary:

Responsible for the development, delivery and evaluation of new and existing circulation and access services for the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library. Responsible for the supervision of the circulation, ILL, technical processing, and paging units. Evaluates services, develops procedures, recommends policies, establishes work priorities, plans improvements and delegates duties. Able to model exceptional customer services skills and to inspire and guide staff to be successful in providing customer service and implementing new workflow and service model approaches.

Reports to Assistant Director, Public Service.

Salary: $56,000-$84,000

Hours: 35 hours per week

Duties:

  • Responsible for the management of the circulation, ILL, technical processing, and paging functions of the Library including overseeing the unit supervisors.
  • Recruits, selects, trains, motivates, supervises and evaluates assigned staff; Recommends personnel for hiring or termination; Evaluates and makes recommendations for staffing levels; Schedules staff on service desks.
  • Operates, maintains and trains others on the automated circulation system and related procedures; ensures the standardization of quality circulation services; assists in troubleshooting circulation issues and workflow.
  • Develops, documents, and maintains procedures for circulation and technical processing.
  • Evaluates, recommends, plans and implements new services or initiatives based on patron needs; Coordinates project planning with appropriate staff and departments.
  • Maintains expert knowledge of the circulation modules of the Library’s ILS and all associated tools and equipment.
  • Interprets library policies, rules and procedures for library patrons and staff.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public at the reference and circulation desks.
  • Mediates patron disputes related to circulation policies and procedures; resolves problems, answers questions, and addresses patron concerns.
  • Participates and contributes to supervisors meetings and shares information with department as necessary; maintains effective communication with department staff.
  • Prepares statistical and subject reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Actively promotes and markets library initiatives internally. Works cooperatively with other departments to implement new projects and initiatives.
  • Serves as a member of the management advisory team that develops library policies, services programs and collections; participates in strategic planning and problem solving.
  • Participates in library and system wide committees.
  • Keeps informed of professional and technological developments through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses.
  • May be responsible for the library in the absence of the Director and Assistant Directors
  • May participate in collection development activities.
  • Performs other assigned duties.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to supervise professional, paraprofessional, clerical and volunteer, full and part-time personnel.
  • Good knowledge of contemporary principles and practices of library science
  • Good knowledge of contemporary library organizations, procedures, policies, aims and services
  • Good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision
  • Good knowledge of the applications of computer technology to library operations and library services to patrons
  • Ability to carry out assignments independently
  • Ability to comprehend and communicate users’ needs quickly and accurately
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing to groups and individuals
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with staff and public
  • Good judgment; initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collection

Communication Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to perform close, detail work involving considerable visual effort and concentration.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships with the public, peers and supervisors.

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position
  • Lifting and carrying: 50 pounds or less
  • Pushing and pulling: objects weighing 300-400 pounds on wheels

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree of Library and Information Science from a library school that is accredited by the ALA or recognized by the NYS Education Department following acceptable education methods. AND
  • Two (2) years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing;
  • Or an equivalent combination of training and experience approved by the Public Librarian’s Certification Examination Committee of NYS Education Department
  • Eligibility for a New York State public librarian’s professional certificate at time of application for appointment; possession of certificate at time of appointment.

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel is not required for this position.

FLSA Status:

  • This position is exempt.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and the employee, and is subject to change as the needs of Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library and the requirements of the job change.

For more information and to apply visit here: https://cphlibrary.org/your-library/employment-opportunities/


Caldwell Lake George Library Assistant Job Description

The Caldwell Lake George Library is a rural association library located in the heart of the
Village of Lake George, NY in Warren County seeking to fill the position of Part Time
Library Assistant.

Some of the duties and responsibilities of a qualified candidate include:

  • Loan library materials such as books and DVDs to patrons and collect returned materials
  • Catalog and maintain library materials
  • Organize and reshelve returned items such as periodicals, books, and DVDs
  • Handle registration of new library cardholders and issue library cards
  • Teach people how to use library resources
  • Answer any questions from patrons
  • Assist patrons with computer use
  • Perform routine tasks such as answering phone calls and organizing files
  • Use and maintain computer library database (Polaris) to help locate library materials
  • Assist in planning and implementation of library programming (Preschool story-time, book club, art programs, etc.)

Library Assistant Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week including some Saturdays and evenings.
  • Good listening and communication skills required.
  • Good organizational skills required. Processing library materials requires attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Some heavy lifting may be required.

Library Assistant Education and Training Requirements:

  • High school graduate
  • Willingness to learn
  • Previous library experience a plus
  • Computer proficiency required

Please send resume and cover letter to library director at:
Lkg-director@sals.edu