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Special Collections Librarian/Archivist for Research & Collections, University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)

The River Campus Libraries (RCL) Department of Rare Books, Special Collections seeks a dynamic, user-focused librarian/archivist. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Special Collections and Preservation, the Special Collections Librarian/Archivist for Research & Collections is part of an engaged team that provides vision and leadership for the continued development and use of rare and unique materials in research, instruction, exhibitions, collaborative projects, digital scholarship, and in other contexts.
The successful candidate will assume primary curatorial responsibility for specific collecting areas within Special Collections, and will develop expertise and knowledge in these areas and across the collections. The specific collection areas assigned will be based in part on the current strengths of the candidate; the successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and ability to engage new topics.
Collections areas of strength and focus include, but are not limited to local history and culture (Western NY/Rochester); Abolition (including papers of Frederick Douglass), Women’s Suffrage (including papers of Susan B. Anthony and other important suffrage pioneers), 19th and 20th c. political collections (including the papers of William Henry Seward and Thomas E. Dewey), modern literature and literary collections (including the papers of John A. Williams and John Gardner); human rights and social justice collections; HIV/AIDS education; religion/interfaith collections; the history of science/optics/xerography; history of photography (including the Eastman Kodak Historic Collection), American and British theater, and more. See our A-Z list of manuscript collections here: and our Collection Development and Management Policy here:
The libraries are committed to providing expert research assistance, increasing access to digital and physical resources, and developing technology-enriched spaces.

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Digital Resources and Systems Librarian (SUNY Geneseo)

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library invites applications for an entry level, full-time, tenure-track, Digital Resources and Systems librarian at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.
As part of the Library Information Technology Services Department, this librarian will facilitate patron discovery and ensure consistent access to Milne’s collection of digital resources. This includes administration of discovery services, research databases, electronic journals & books, OpenURL resolvers, and electronic resources management systems. This position will maintain professional relationships with external service providers, technology suppliers, and consortial partners, in addition to faculty, staff, students, and other campus stakeholders. Moreover, the Digital Resources & Systems Librarian will work collaboratively with staff to transition Milne’s remaining print serials collection to digital formats. This position reports to the Library Director.
·         Provide leadership, coordination, and administration of Milne’s digital resources and discovery services
·         Provide relevant statistical data and metrics, including usage and cost analysis, to support collection analysis and development decisions
·         Coordinate and assess the implementation of metadata strategies supporting the discovery and timely access to digital resources through the library’s catalog and knowledge base
·         Provide technical advice and hands-on support in integrating, troubleshooting, and resolving various issues with library systems and digital resources
·         Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students to identify discovery needs and improve user experience
·         Plan, organize, and evaluate workflows that are both cost-effective and responsive to the needs of other library departments and of library users
·         Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to identify discovery needs and improve user experience
Required Qualifications
·         Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent
·         Minimum 2 years of experience working with library systems in an academic library
Preferred Qualifications
·         Experience with technology troubleshooting and problem resolution
·         Demonstrated project management skills
·         Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and/or coding HTML/CSS
·         Ability to utilize APIs and web based services
Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how his/her qualifications meet the position requirements and a CV on Geneseo’s website. Contact information for three references should be supplied at application. References will be contacted after initial interviews.
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. Applications must be completed by September 11, 2017. It is anticipated that preliminary phone interviews will be conducted starting mid September. On-campus interviews will likely begin toward the end of September.

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Web Developer, Syracuse University Libraries (Syracuse, NY)

The Syracuse University Libraries is seeking to hire a Web Developer, as part of their Information Technology department. The Web Developer will participate in the design, implementation, and deployment of the Libraries’ various websites. Additionally, the Web Developer will collaborate with peers, librarians, and other staff to develop and implement integrating technologies to bridge various software systems deployed by the Libraries. Software solutions developed by the Web Developer must be robust, stable, effective, and visually appealing to all users internally and externally including students, faculty, staff, and public patrons. The resulting software solutions must comply with all technical and operational standards including responsive design, accessibility, University’s style guide and others standards as defined by the Libraries, the University, and generally accepted practices. Finally, the Web Developer will participate in expanding the Libraries’ outreach through the effective use of emerging technologies and stay informed of leading edge technical trends and solutions.

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User Experience/Web Design Librarian, SUNY Albany (Albany, NY)

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The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seeks applications for an energetic, flexible, and innovative User Experience / Web Design Librarian. This position will report to the Head of the Reference and Research Services Department.

  • Collaborates with and leads the Website Development Team in designing, developing, and maintaining a functional, attractive, and usable website, including the mobile website

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Web Resources and Research Support Librarian at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (Utica NY)

Job Description:

  • This is a one year temporary appointment.
  • Help maintain library web pages and create web content and assist with overall web strategy for library.
  • Provide reference and research support services to students and faculty in a variety of disciplines.
  • Staff reference desk.
  • Teach Information Literacy sessions.
  • Plan, design, and create learning objects for online students, and integrate these objects into Blackboard or other online platforms.

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Instruction & Outreach Position at Maritime College (New York, NY)

The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will be in charge of library instruction initiatives, including the development and implementation of an integrated, scaffolded information literacy program. The Instruction and Outreach Librarian will also coordinate library outreach efforts across the campus and community, managing a vibrant calendar of cultural events and library-specific initiatives that enrich student and faculty experience.

  • Develop and implement a robust information literacy program, based on program and institution-wide learning outcomes and the ACRL information literacy framework

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Resource Sharing Librarian, SUNY Oswego (Oswego, NY)

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.
Description of Responsibilities:
·  Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) unit, including goal setting, report preparation, and budgetary oversight.
·  Supervise and train unit staff (two full time clerks, student workers, and adjunct librarian assistants).
·  Participate in ILL request fulfillment, and provide relevant professional expertise and troubleshooting as needed.
·  Oversee and maintain custom holdings.
·  Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
·  Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
·  Explore, plan, and oversee resource sharing initiatives.
·  Handle initial identification and troubleshooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software (currently ILLiad and Odyssey).
·  Collaborate with a variety of internal library partners and resource sharing librarians at other institutions.
·  Participate in the review and, when necessary, revision of vendor contracts and license agreements.
·  Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction.
·  Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
·  Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.
In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in librarianship, scholarship, and service; commitment to undergraduate and graduate education; and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

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Reference Assistant, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Reference Assistant (Public Services Assistant IV, Band D) – Research and Learning Services Department   
The Reference Assistant assists users of the Cornell University Library, primarily Olin & Uris libraries, at the Reference Desk and in the Digital Reference Services center in Olin Library, days, evenings and/or weekends.  Answers directional, factual, bibliographic, and basic subject reference questions in the social sciences and humanities for library patrons in person, and via telephone, email and online chat. Teaches individual patrons how to navigate and use print and digital information resources. Assists with technical support at public workstations.  Refers users to other staff and service points when appropriate. In collaboration with the Instructional Technology Coordinator, hires, trains, and supervises student information assistants.
Ability to interpret, clarify and analyze users’ questions, and make appropriate judgments. Ability to work calmly under pressure.  Ability to learn independently. Must work well as a member of a team and thrive in a rapidly evolving environment. Familiarity with PCs and Windows required. Flexible schedule required.  May entail a regular evening and/or weekend shift each week. Application Deadline is July 28, 2017.
Please Note:  Current Cornell employees (Internal Applicants) should apply by logging into and clicking on the “Careers” Icon.  Additional instructions can be found here.

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