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  • November 11, 2019 12:08 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

    Required Qualifications

    Under the direction of the Director of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee work, 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: 

    • Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. 

    • At least three years of significant experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and metadata services.

    • Strong working knowledge of RDA and MARC cataloging rules and conventions and non-MARC metadata schemas, formats, standards and protocols.

    • 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 atmosphere 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 cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map collections.

    • Experience in cataloging special collections, archival materials, and digital collections.

    • Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues.

    • Experience in coordination or management of integrated library systems functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Alma and Primo.

    • Experience in batch cataloging, metadata normalization, and metadata manipulation tools or programming languages.

    • Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty.

    • Strong service orientation.

    Responsibilities & Requirements

    • Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to CMS, including regular review of cataloging and metadata faculty librarians and professional staff.

    • Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic cataloging and metadata 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 policies and procedures, and set priorities in cataloging and metadata services.

    • Train cataloging librarians and staff in cataloging/metadata standards, new technology applications, systems, and tools to ensure compliance with nationals, SUNY, and local cataloging/metadata standards and practices (MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC, etc.) and to continuously improve cataloging efficiency and quality. 

    • Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management, Digital Projects Librarian, and Director of Special Collections to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing of cataloging and metadata projects.

    • Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries' discovery and deliverance 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

    • Participate in liaison, reference and instruction duties.

    • Participate in research, publication, teaching and service in consonance with University standards for promotion and tenure.

    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 December  8, 2019.

    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

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    The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

    Application Procedure

    Those interested in this position should:

    1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey .   Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email .

    2. Submit a   State Employment Application , cover letter and resume/CV to the departmental address or email address below. Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 12/08/2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


    Pamela DiPasquale

    University Libraries Personnel

    Melville Library, Room S1430B

    Stony Brook University

    Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300


    Campus Description

    Stony Brook University Libraries is the largest academic research library on Long Island serving the University population and the State University of New York system.  The Library is also a resource for the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally.  Known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections, the University 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 collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print, streaming media, electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include eight distinct facilities, including the recently renovated and flagship Melville Library, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Math/Physics, Music, Southampton, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus.  Currently at the start of a renewed strategic plan, the faculty and staff are a talented and diverse group sharing in the mission and vision of the Libraries.  Librarians hold full faculty status and rank, and participate at all levels of the University.  The Libraries is currently migrating to the new Library Services Platform, Alma with Primo VE as its discovery solution.  Assets of its actively growing institutional repository and digital collections are managed by Omeka, Bepress Digital Commons, DSpace, and CONTENTdm.   The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, 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, ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine, and locally with the Long Island Library Resources Council.

    Official Job Title:

    Senior Assistant Librarian




    Stony Brook West Campus


    University Libraries


    Commensurate with Experience

    Posting Start Date:


    Posting End Date:


    Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 12/08/2019, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.


    Job Category:   Faculty and Librarian

    Posting Date:   11/08/2019

  • November 08, 2019 2:10 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Outreach & Partnership Specialist 

    We are seeking a passionate, self-starting, "people-person" with strong collaborative skills to engage libraries and community partners in the expansion of inclusive library services. The Nassau Library System is a cooperative library system that serves the 54 public libraries in Nassau County, NY. This is an excellent career opportunity for a progressive librarian who wants to make a difference. 


    ● Encourages member library staff and stakeholders to develop services in support of state-specified target populations, including senior citizens, ethnic and language minorities, persons with disabilities, those who are educationally disadvantaged, the unemployed and underemployed, and individuals residing in institutions
    ● Initiates and maintains active relationships with agencies serving and advocating for vulnerable populations and underserved communities in order to foster partnership, promote collaboration, and broaden awareness of library services
    ● Provides consultation services, continuing education, and other means of support and encouragement for member library efforts to reflect the changing demographics and increasing diversity of their communities in their collections and services
    ● Facilitates the development and continuous improvement of communication across channels connecting NLS, member libraries, community stakeholders, library users, and other audiences
    ● Serves individuals incarcerated at the Nassau County Correctional Facility by conducting programs, including a weekly book club, and coordinating the acquisition of library materials
    ● Represent Nassau libraries and coordinate member library involvement at community events 


    ● MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and at least three (3) years of relevant experience working with vulnerable populations
    ● Track record of developing and maintaining community partnerships
    ● Past success developing and delivering engaging presentations, facilitating meetings, and training diverse audiences
    ● Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages to target audiences
    ● Demonstrated commitment to customer service and fair provision of services
    ● Able to work effectively individually and in a team-based environment 

    Compensation & Benefits Starting salary $68,000-$75,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits. NLS is not subject to Civil Service. This position is part of the collective bargaining unit. Professional involvement encouraged and supported. 

    Apply Send your resume with a cover letter to the attention of Nicole Scherer, Assistant Director, Nassau Library System, at Preference will be given to applications received by December 20, 2019, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • November 08, 2019 11:23 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part-Time Librarian Position

    The Rockville Centre Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic Librarian or Librarian Trainee to work in our Adult Reference Department. 


    • Every other Saturday 9am-5pm

    • On-call availability a plus

    • Sunday hours available at premium rate

    Duties and skills include but are not limited to:
    • Strong customer service skills

    • Provide technology assistance with public computers, mobile devices, laptops and apps

    • Provide reference services using online and print resources

    • Provide readers’ advisory

    • Experience with Encore, Sierra, Overdrive and Eventkeeper a plus

    • Assist with collection development

    • Motivated to learn new technologies 

    • MLS from an ALA accredited institution

    • Current NYS Public Librarian Certificate

    • Must be a Nassau County resident

    • Previous experience working as an Adult Reference Librarian a plus

    Salary: $23 per hour (trainee)    $25 per hour (librarian)

    Email a cover letter and resume to: Ellen Berman, Head of Reference:

    No phone calls please.

    This is a non-competitive Civil Service position.

    The Rockville Centre Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    November 8, 2019
  • November 08, 2019 10:32 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part-Time Entry Level Librarian / Trainee Position Available


    The South Huntington Public Library is seeking an energetic, highly motivated and customer-service oriented librarian or librarian trainee to fill a part-time position in the Adult Services department.  The successful candidate should possess an enthusiasm for public service, as well as knowledge and appreciation of books, audiovisual materials, online resources, and technology.  Hours will include evenings and weekends.  On-call flexibility is preferred. The starting salary for a Librarian I is $30.70 per hour. 


    • Provide reference services and resource recommendations.

    • Promote our collections and reading through readers advisory and themed displays. 

    • Contribute to department’s goal to build and maintain the collection, ensuring it is diverse, current, relevant, and meeting the needs of the community. 

    • Provide technology assistance with public computers and downloadable services.   


    • MLS from an ALA accredited library school or enrollment in an ALA accredited Library and Information Studies master’s degree program.

    • Knowledge of computer services, including online searching and reference resources and databases.

    • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

    • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously.

    • Demonstrates ability to work as part of a team.

    • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Office, Google applications, PCs, Macs, tablets and e-readers.

    Interested candidates may apply in writing by sending a resume to:
    Howard Spiegelglass, Head of Adult Services
    South Huntington Public Library
    145 Pidgeon Hill Road
    Huntington Station, NY  11746
    fax: 631.547.6912

    The South Huntington Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, however those received prior to November 29, 2019 will be given priority consideration.

  • November 08, 2019 9:10 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part-Time Clerical Position (Circulation Clerk)

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Display enthusiasm while working with the public.  
    • Perform basic keyboarding skills and have the ability to use computer programs for circulation functions. Knowledge of SIERRA a plus.  
    • Work independently, accurately, and with attention to detail.  
    • Able to respond to direction given by a supervisor.
    • Customer service experience is preferred.
    Shift includes Nights, Saturdays and Voluntary Sundays.

    Starting salary:
    $15.07 per hour 

    Reply with resume, cover letter by November 29, 2019 to:

    Great Neck Library
    159 Bayview Ave
    Great Neck, NY  11023-1938 

    Visit our website at for library information.

    No phone calls please. 

    The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Posting Dates 11/8/2019-11/29/2019
  • November 06, 2019 9:06 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)


    The Hampton Bays Public Library seeks a tech savvy and personable part-time Library Clerk to work in the Technical Services Department and as support to the Circulation Department. Responsibilities include performing a variety of clerical duties in relation to the acquisition, receiving, and processing of library materials, as well as basic circulation functions. 

    Essential Functions & Responsibilities 

    ❖ Process and/or package all materials in various formats (Book, DVD, CD, Audiobook, Kindle, etc.)
    ❖ Enter and maintain accurate records within cataloging software
    ❖ Repair, repackage, or transfer materials
    ❖ Request records via Rapid Records
    ❖ Create original packaging and artwork for non-standard items
    ❖ Follow established procedures to edit item and/or patron records in Sierra
    ❖ Work 1-2 regular weekly shifts at the Circulation Desk and provide coverage as needed
    ❖ Remove materials from library collection following established procedures
    ❖ Assist with weeding projects using circulation reports
    ❖ Provide prompt, knowledgeable and courteous service when answering questions regarding library programs and services, performing circulation and technical services duties, handling telephone calls, routing messages, and directing patrons
    ❖ Provide clerical support to the Department Head in daily operations 

    Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 

    ❖ A working knowledge of the library OPAC, functions within Sierra, and computer applications for library services
    ❖ Strong communication skills, both oral and written
    ❖ Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    ❖ Basic math skills and ability to handle money and make change
    ❖ Problem-solving skills, capable of working with limited supervision, and ability to exercise sound independent judgment
    ❖ Detail-oriented with an ability to ensure and maintain accuracy
    ❖ Must be a self-starter that is dependable and responsible with an ability to be flexible
    ❖ Able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions and direction
    ❖ Good time-management skills and ability to prioritize
    ❖ Strong customer service skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors and work associates 


    Experience working in a Circulation Department (checking items in and out, creating patron records, and running paging lists). A flexible schedule. Familiar with accessing the Gateway to obtain important information regarding updates is also preferred. Knowledge of records in Sierra and experience with the “Create Lists” function and coding in Sierra records (location, pcodes, icode1, icode2, etc.) is a plus. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. 


    ❖ High school diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred ❖ Experience in a PALS library and within a Technical Services department 

    HOURS: 25 hours per week 


    Based upon experience. Includes some paid sick and vacation time. 


    Please send your resume by Friday, November 15th, to Rita Alfano via email:
  • November 05, 2019 1:35 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Great Neck Library
    Shelver For the Parkville Branch

    The Great Neck Library seeks a detail-oriented Individual to shelve library materials and maintain shelf order. 

    Must have excellent alphanumeric skills. 

    In addition to daily shelving tasks, this position will require moving books, using carts, to organize the collection.

    Position involves standing, bending and the ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

     Starting Salary: $12.00/ Hour
    7-10 hrs per week
    Flexible Schedule

    Resumes/Applications should be emailed to by November 20, 2019 

    The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • November 05, 2019 1:29 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Technical Services Manager 

    We are looking for an energetic individual to provide leadership and professional expertise and to coordinate for all aspects of online services (acquisitions, automation, cataloging, processing and circulation) for four locations 

    This senior position supervises, manages and coordinates the flow of library materials through the Technical Services and Circulation departments. 

    • Manage our Sierra and Encore Systems
    • Coordinate the installation of upgrades and new software 


    • Experience in Project Management and Library Technology
    • Knowledge of RFID and library software; Sierra Cataloging and Acquisitions modules, OCLC and WorldShare
    • Fluency with Excel spreadsheet and data manipulation
    • MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited institution
    • New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate required at time of employment 

    Four years professional librarian experience preferred Schedule: Full time – 35 hours/week Include some evenings and weekends 

    Salary: $66,600.00- Commensurate with experience and qualifications Plus full benefits package 

    Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by 11/26/2019: Great Neck Library 159 Bayview Ave. Great Neck, NY 11023 No Phone Calls Please The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -job description is attached 

    Job Description - Technical Services Manager 

    Job Summary Under the direction of the Assistant Director the candidate is responsible for all aspects of acquisitions, automation, cataloging, processing and circulation for four locations. Duties are carried out with considerable independence within the framework of established policies, procedures and a strategic plan. Incumbent will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director in overall planning for system-wide library services, The incumbent will also work closely with staff to assure prompt delivery of materials and services to library members and affiliates. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. 

    Principal duties 1. Supervisory 

    o Coordinate and manage the flow of library materials through the Technical Services and 

    Circulation Departments o Supervise staff in Technical Services including full-time staff, part-time staff, temporary 

    employees. 2. Administrative 

    o Manage the configuration and updates of the online systems. These services include the library catalog (Innovative Interface), LILink, Wowbrary OCLC, WorldCat, WorldShare and other programs. o Work closely and collaboratively with vendors and other partners as needed to maintain library 

    systems o (Initiate Grant Research and Opportunities) 3. Analytical 

    o Identify new technologies and integration strategies. o Be able to explain the plan for new initiatives to staff, patrons and to Board of Trustees. o Insure compliance with authorization policies and license agreements. o Use analytical, technical and troubleshooting skills as needed. 

    Skill Set 

    • Experience in Project Management 

    o Experience managing projects, meeting deadlines and communicating to various stakeholders 

    within the library environment. o Experience working with publishers and vendors and integrating third-party applications into 

    library systems. o Experience serving as a point of contact for maintenance and troubleshooting 

    • Demonstrated ability to: 

    o Exercise initiative, independent judgment, and discretion in handling administrative duties. o Acquire knowledge and skills to complete assignments successfully. o Apply computer literacy skills and experience with library tools, applications, and resources in 

    support of library services. o Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment 

    • Specific Knowledge 

    o Knowledge of bibliographic record structures such as MARC, etc. and other metadata. 

    Knowledge of RFID. o Technical knowledge of library services and supporting data (including Acquisitions, 

    Circulation, Cataloging and Electronic Resource management) 

    Education or Formal Training: 

    • MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited institution 

    • New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate required at time of employment 

    REVISED BoT Approved 2.26.19; Page 1 

    Job Description - Technical Services Manager 

    • Four years professional librarian experience preferredExperience working with a Library Services Platform/Integrated Library System such as III (Innovative Interface, Inc.) 

    Compliance As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Great Neck Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political party, genetic information, military status, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. For more information, please contact the Executive Director.

  • November 05, 2019 12:55 PM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Position Available: Substitute Children's Librarian I

    The Bellmore Memorial Library is seeking a friendly, enthusiastic, and flexible substitute children's librarian to join our team! Candidates will be scheduled to work as needed, including evenings and weekends.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Provide customer service, reference assistance, and readers' advisory services at the Children's Reference Desk.

    • Plan, conduct, and oversee programming for children birth through grade 6.

    • Participate in the selection of new library materials for children.

    • Assist in the compilation of children’s book lists.

    • Perform other projects and assignments as needed.


    • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.

    • Must be a Nassau County resident. This is a non-competitive Civil Service position.

    • Enjoys working with children. Prior library experience in youth services is a plus.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Excels at providing customer service. 

    • Excellent written, communication, and organizational skills.

    • Knowledge of children's literature and programming.

    • Comfortable presenting programs to children and families.

    • Possesses strong technology skills and a knowledge of Sierra, Eventkeeper, and Microsoft Office. 

    • Desire to work cooperatively and collaboratively as part of a team.

    Hourly Wage:

    • Range: $24.00 - $28.00, depending on experience.

    Interested candidates should email their resume to

    Elaine Cummings-Young,, by December 2, 2019

  • November 05, 2019 9:14 AM | Erin Hunter (Administrator)

    Part-Time Librarian Position Available

    Uniondale Public Library is currently seeking a dynamic, friendly and energetic librarian to work in our Adult / Reference Department.   


    • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution

    • NYS Librarians Certificate.

    • Must be a Nassau County resident

    • Public library experience working in Adult/Reference Services

    • Provide general desk duties and assist public in use of the library and its resources

    • Provide assistance to patrons with reference and reader’s advisory needs through print, non-print and electronic sources

    • Provide technology assistance with public computers and various mobile devices: laptops, tablets, phones, Hot Spots, Rokus, Kindles, etc.

    • Assist patrons with registering for programs and reserving museum passes.

    • Assist with collection development  

    • Other projects as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities  

    • Energetic, motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible.

    • Commitment to excellent customer service to patrons of all ages.

    • Strong technology skills; familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, SIERRA, Encore, EventKeeper, and OverDrive is required.

    • Effective collaboration skills and the ability to function individually and in a team environment.

    • Strong written and communication skills.

    • Knowledge of languages other than English is a plus.

    Hours and Wage:

    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule – daytime, evening and weekend shifts.

    • Schedule may include 2 nights, two Saturdays, and two Sundays.

    • $24.00/hour

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

    Please, email your resume to: Mara Marin, Assistant Director
    This is a non-competitive Civil Service position.
    The Uniondale Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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