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  • September 21, 2018 9:55 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)



    Please note that only candidates being considered will be contacted.

    Job Notice #:  110918P

    Job Title:  Library Assistant, 15-17 1/2 hours per week

    Date Posted:  09/20/2018        Closing Date: 09/29/2018      Start Date: 10/10/2018

    The Children’s Department of the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant who believes with a passion that the most important thing a parent can do to ensure their children’s success is to talk, read, sing, play and write with them from birth on.

    If this describes you please apply:

    • You believe your purpose is to support parents in their role as their child’s first teacher
    • Developing, promoting and running programs centered around books, reading and engaged learning sounds exciting to you
    • You enjoy working as part of a team, collaborating with coworkers and community members on projects and programs
    • You are eager to work with diverse populations

    The Library Assistant will:

    • Prepare and conduct literacy enrichment programs for children birth-12 years, including those for whom English is their second language
    • Recommend titles of book and non-book materials for addition to collection and use in programs
    • Conduct library visits for grades K-6
    • Prepare and conduct STEM and Maker programs for children birth-12 years
    • Demonstrate and explain digital resources the library has to offer to patrons
    • Assist with preparation for and presentation of library programs and special events
    • Represent Children’s and Parents’ Services and Library at outreach programs
    • Perform other tasks in accordance with specialized background and skills


    • Bachelor’s degree (4 year college degree)
    • College coursework in early childhood education preferred
    • Ability to work well with children, birth to 12 years, and the adults who live and/or work with this population
    • Passion for working with diverse populations
    • Good oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to use library technology, including Web 2.0 tools
    • Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
    Salary:  $18.16 – $22.99 per hour based on experience and education

    Applications may be returned in person to the Business Office drop-off box during library hours; by fax 631-399-1518; or scanned and emailed as an attachment to businessoffice@communitylibrary.org

    The Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment of the provision of services.

  • September 20, 2018 11:34 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Position: Head of Acquisitions F-9754-18-06-F

    Application receipt deadline:  October 17, 2018

    For complete posting or to apply:


    Head of Acquisitions

    Required Qualifications

    Master's in library from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. At least three years of significant experience in serials and electronic resources management. Experience with facilitating access to serials and resources through library catalogs and discovery tools. Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective management, planning, and organizational skills. Ability to lead in an atmospheric of continuous change, to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging areas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends of library technology and systems to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources. Supervisory and training experience.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Additional advanced degree. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages. Knowledge of and experience with vendor license negotiations and consortial collection of development. Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues. Experience in coordination or management of integrated library system functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Aleph system. Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty. Strong service orientation.

    Responsibilities & Requirements
    Under the direction of the Direction of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Acquisitions provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the departments, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Acquisitions will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

    • Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to the Department of Acquisitions, including regular review of department faculty librarians and professional staff.
    • Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic serials and electronic resources management vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
    • Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
    • Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish and document policies and procedures, and set priorities in serials and electronic resources management.
    • Train, evaluate, and supervise departmental staff, and ensure compliance with local policy and procedure, resource license agreements, as well as best practices in the profession.
    • Provide budget and collection data to Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, as well as liaison librarians as appropriate.
    • Administer and allocate expenditures for serials and electronic resources in library management system.
    • Manage troubleshooting and resolution of access issues, consulting and advising Library IT staff as appropriate.
    • Manage subscription renewals and monitor vendors to ensure quality service and accurate pricing.
    • Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing and/or automation of departmental work as appropriate.
    • Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries/ discovery and delivery operations and services.
    • Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries leadership to develop and implement University Libraries strategic priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
    • Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery, and digital repository systems.

    Special Notes
    This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by October 17, 2018.

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

    Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree

    The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

    Application Procedure

    Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application , cover letter and resume/CV by clicking Apply.  Alternately, you may submit your application package to the departmental address or fax below.   Please also fill out an online Applicant Information Survey .  Do not submit this survey to the department.


    Pamela DiPasquale
    University Libraries Personnel
    Melville Library, Room S1430B
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
    Email: library_hosaerm_F97541703@stonybrook.edu

    Campus Description

    Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

    Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizeable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrates library system and have recently deployed EBSCO'S Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

    Official Job Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian
    REF#: F-9754-18-06-F
    Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
    Department: University Libraries
    Salary: Commensurate with Experience
    Posting Start Date: 06/05/2018
    Posting End Date: 10/17/2018

    Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 10/17/2018, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.


    Job Category:   Faculty and Librarian

    Posting Date:   06/05/2018

  • September 19, 2018 1:10 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    The Hampton Bays Public Library is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Part-Time Children’s Librarian to work in our dynamic Children’s Room. Our candidate is friendly, loves children’s literature, and is as excited as we are about working with children and families.

    This position is for one weekend per month (Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm), and substitute shifts as needed. Additional hours may be negotiated for the right candidate.

    Job Requirements:

    • Enjoys interacting with children birth through 6th grade and theirfami- lies.

    • Ability to provide excellent reference services and readers’ advisory.

    • Competence in assisting patrons in the use of library resources and tech- nology.

    • Displays strong communication skills in English, both oral and written.

    • Interested in planning and facilitating programs, should the opportunity arise.

    Education Requirements and Minimal Qualifications:

    MLS and experience in a public library children’s room or librarian trainee who demonstrates exceptional passion for the abilities listed above.

    Date Posted: 9/20/18 Closing Date: 10/5/18

    To be considered for this position, please email resume to:

    cfitzgerald@hamptonbayslibrary.org Christine Fitzgerald, Head of Children’s and Parent Services Hampton Bays Public Library 52 Ponquogue Avenue Hampton Bays, NY 11946

  • September 18, 2018 9:21 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    The East Hampton Library is seeking a Part Time Reference Librarian with strong public service skills, strong computer skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and wide range of reading interests to join the staff of the Reference Department.

    Responsibilities include:
    – Providing reference services, reader’s advisory services, referral services, and instructional services to a diverse population at a busy Reference Desk.
    – Assisting patrons with use of the library’s public computers
    – Must have a sound knowledge and ability to assist patrons with e-books, and audio book downloads
    – Must have a sound knowledge of social media, and media trends
    – Must have a sound knowledge of Microsoft office.
    – Must be able to conduct computer classes for patrons
    – Ability to work as a team

    Candidates must possess an MLS degree from an ALA accredited school.

    21 Hrs. per week, must be available to work one to possibly 2 Saturdays per month, and a Sunday

    Salary $22 /hour.

    Send cover letter and resume by Friday 9/28/18  to:

    Steven Spataro

    Head of Adult Reference
    East Hampton Library
    159 Main Street
    East Hampton, NY  11937
    631-329-5947 (fax)

    Or email to


  • September 17, 2018 9:19 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)


    Children’s Librarian – Part-time Position Available

    September 14, 2018


    Seeking enthusiastic, self-starters, with experience working with children and who possess a

    strong background in children’s books and media as well as children’s electronic databases.

    This part time position (15-19 hours per week) will include some mornings and evenings with

    two Saturdays and one Sunday a month in rotation as needed.


    • Providing assistance to patrons with reference and reader’s advisory needs through print, non-print and electronic sources.
    • Conducts children’s story times, class visits, and shares in liaison activities with the community.
    • Assist with the design and promotion of library programs for children.
    • May participate in selection of new materials.
    • Performs librarian related tasks necessary to carry out the department’s functions.


    • MLS from an ALA accredited program.
    • Library experience in children’s services.
    • Commitment to excellent customer service.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to form working relationships with staff and public.
    • Excellent computer and organizational skills as related to libraries is required.
    • Knowledge of Sierra, our integrated library system, Microsoft Office and Eventkeeper.
    • Electronic database experience is desirable.

    STARTING SALARY: $32.24 per hour

    We are member of the New York State Retirement System. This is not a Civil Service position.

    Email resume by Friday September 28th to Shannon Marchese at



  • September 13, 2018 3:03 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part-Time Levels Staff Position

    Creative, personable, experienced youth worker needed for the acclaimed Levels cultural arts center for youth, ages 12-18.

    Required Skills and Experience: Bachelor's Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.

    Strong background in STEM and Technology.

    Demonstrated expertise in coding, 3D printing, game design.

    Experience in youth development and supervision.

    Ability to run weekend events and other teen center activities.

    Interest in planning and teaching Junior Levels workshops for

    5th and 6th grade students.


    12 – 18 hours/week, evening shifts,

    Mondays through Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Fridays and/or Saturdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

    Starting salary:

    $26.41 per hour

    Reply with resume, cover letter and three references by

    October 4, 2018 to:

    Director’s Office

    Great Neck Library

    159 Bayview Ave

    Great Neck, NY  11023-1938


    No Phone Calls Please.

    The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Posting Dates 9/13/18 – 10/4/18

  • September 13, 2018 12:04 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Marketing and Programming Coordinator

    Riverhead Free Library

    The Riverhead Free Library is seeking a full-time librarian to supervise, plan and facilitate adult programs and events.


    • Works under the general direction of the Library Director.
    • Performs responsible functions requiring considerable judgment and initiative in planning and overseeing services to adults both within the library and at offsite events.
    • Supervises employees within the department.


    • Review emails, take phone calls, and meet with possible programmers/instructors on a daily basis.
    • Negotiate contracts with programmers.
    • Select programs created for adults including but not limited to the following categories: music, crafts, author talks, cooking demos, technology.
    • Create and lead programs, including but not limited to book discussions, summer and winter reading clubs, and book talks.
    • Plan events such as festivals and author fairs.
    • Select outside venues for off-site programming.
    • Market programs for adults.
    • Oversee creation of newsletter.
    • General adult librarian responsibilities.


    • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school.
    • Ability to express oneself orally and in writing.
    • Flexibility, initiative, energy, patience and tact to deal effectively with the public.
    • Excellent people and reference skills.
    • Planning and organizational skills needed.


    • NYS Retirement system
    • NYS Health Benefits
    • Metlife Dental

    To be considered for this position, email your resume to:

    kerrie.mcmullensmith@riverheadlibrary.org by 5 pm, September 28, 2018

  • September 13, 2018 10:31 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    SCLS is seeking an individual with bibliographic experience to join the Union Catalog Department as an Authority Verification Clerk. 

    The candidate must have a High School Diploma and a background in using Sierra or a similar ILS.  At least two years of data entry experience and at least six months working with bibliographic databases is required.   

    SCLS is a 54- member library system in Suffolk County, NY.  We are a supportive employer with opportunities to learn and grow in this position.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.  Please see attached job description for details.

    To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Suffolk Cooperative Library System Human Resources Office at sclshr@suffolknet.org by September 28, 2018.

    FLSA Non-Exempt




    GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Responds to library requests for bibliographic records, searches and verifies authorities in external bibliographic databases, and exports them to Union Catalog.


    1. Searches for bibliographic records.
    Reviews request email responses.
    Checks authorities and exports bibliographic records.
    Corrects inaccuracies and inconsistencies in the database by editing bibliographic records.
    Interpret Library of Congress guidelines.
    Global editing on all record types.
    Compile headings reports.
    Monitor and process requests from other libraries


    1. May answer telephone calls.
    2. May perform other data entry, searching, and verification.
    3. Performs other functions as assigned.                         


    1. Knowledge of bibliographic records and searching techniques.
    2. Some knowledge of the MARC record format.
    3. Ability to enter data on computer at 40 wpm with high degree of    accuracy.
    4. Ability to compare data and spot inconsistencies.
    5. Ability to read and understand English.
    6. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and occasional deadlines.
    7. Ability work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time.
    8. Ability to use email.


    1. High school graduate or equivalent.
    At least two years of data entry experience, including at least six months working with bibliographic databases.

    Rev. 09/2018

  • September 12, 2018 8:19 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part-Time Reference Librarian Position

    We are seeking a dynamic, friendly and creative librarians to join our team! Candidates will be required to work 18 1⁄2 hours per week. Schedule will include day, evening, and

    weekend hours.


    • Provide assistance to patrons at the adult services desk with reference and reader’s advisory services through print and electronic sources.

    • Assist patrons with the use of electronic sources as well as digital devices.

    • Assist with collection development.

    • Plan and conduct book discussions and assist with other library programming.

    • Provide excellent customer service to our patrons.

    • Other projects as assigned.


    • MLS Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.

    • Library experience working in adult services is preferred.

    • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to form effective working relationships with staff and the public.

    • Must be a Nassau County resident.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies:

    • Excellent computer and organizational skills as related to library and library services.

    • Comprehensive knowledge of databases and effective online searching.

    • Knowledge of Sierra and Encore.

    • Familiarity with Google Apps.

    • Excels at providing great customer service in a fast-paced environment.

    • Is energetic, motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible.

    • Bilingual proficiency is a plus.

    • Strong technology skills including new and emerging technologies.

    Hourly Wage:

    • $26.00/hour

    • Sundays are paid at the rate of time and a half.

    No phone calls please. Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume to: Nadine Spano, Librarian in Charge, by November 16, 2018. nspano@elmontlibrary.org

  • September 11, 2018 12:08 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Great Neck Library

    Part Time Position

    Committee Meeting Minute-Taker

    The Great Neck Library is seeking an energetic, flexible, detail-oriented individual who will attend all non-confidential Library Board Committee Meetings to record meeting minutes. In addition to attending the meetings, this position will require that the minutes be properly typed afterwards using Microsoft Word and distributed to the Committee Chair for approval within 2 business days of the meeting. This is a confidential position.

    Skills Required:

    • Strong command of English language and rules of grammar.
    • Ability to properly record minutes per Robert's Rules of Order.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Email Software.
    • Flexible schedule to adapt to changing meeting, times and locations.


    Will vary based on Meeting Schedule each month. Meetings are usually held Monday-Thursday evenings, starting at either 7 or 7:30 pm and ending between 9 and 10 pm. Additional time will be allotted for typing, distribution and any additional editing as requested by the Committee Chair. In general, there are approximately 4-7 meetings per month. The meeting location will vary among the Main Library and its branches.

    Starting Salary: $17.50/hour

    Reply with resume, cover letter and three references via email by September 24, 2018 to:

    Director’s Office

    Great Neck Library

    159 Bayview Avenue

    Great Neck, NY 11023-1938



    No phone calls please.

    Visit our website at www.greatnecklibrary.org for library information.

    The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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