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We are moving! New UNYSLA Chapter Site Congratulations to President-Elect, Virginia Young and new UNYSLA Officers!
 
We are moving! New UNYSLA Chapter Site

We are moving! New UNYSLA Chapter Site

This WordPress site (http://uny.sla1.org/) will be deactivated after April 1st, 2019. All current communications will be posted to our new site. Please update your bookmarks accordingly! New UNYSLA Chapter Site: https://connect.sla.org/unysla/home Additionally, registration information for our Spring Conference will be available on our new website by the end of the week. Reach out to Natalie […]

Congratulations to President-Elect, Virginia Young and new UNYSLA Officers!

Congratulations to President-Elect, Virginia Young and new UNYSLA Officers!

On October 5, 2018, current UNYSLA President Ruth Owens transferred the gavel to President-Elect, Virginia Young. Congratulations, Virginia, and best of luck on behalf of UNYSLA! Election results for officer positions beginning in 2019 were also announced on October 5. New UNYSLA officers are: Erin Rowley, President-Elect Sarah Siddiqui, Treasurer Amy Slutzky, Director of Vendor […]

We are moving! New UNYSLA Chapter Site

This WordPress site (http://uny.sla1.org/) will be deactivated after April 1st, 2019. All current communications will be posted to our new site. Please update your bookmarks accordingly!

New UNYSLA Chapter Site: https://connect.sla.org/unysla/home

Additionally, registration information for our Spring Conference will be available on our new website by the end of the week.

Reach out to Natalie LoRusso or Virginia Young with any questions

  • Natalie LoRusso: ncloruss@syr.edu
  • Virginia Young: youngv@upstate.edu

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Subject Librarian for Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering (Albany, NY)

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as the subject librarian for chemistry, physics, mathematics and statistics, computer science, and engineering. This position supports several programs within the College of Arts and Sciences and the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Other subject responsibilities may be assigned contingent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and institutional needs. This position reports to the Director of Collections and requires travel between uptown and downtown campus locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the subject liaison to the assigned departments and provides outreach to and support for faculty and students
  • Evaluates, maintains and develops library collections and manages subject acquisitions budgets
  • Participates in library projects and initiatives
  • Provides subject-related instruction and teaches workshops
  • Provides in-depth research consultation and support for scholarly communication services for faculty and students in the assigned subject areas
  • Collaborates with colleagues responsible for related disciplines to provide coverage for interdisciplinary subjects
  • Creates and maintains subject websites and research guides
  • Provides general reference services during assigned hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Research, publication, and service to the Libraries, University, and profession are expected to satisfy criteria for continuing appointment (tenure) and promotion.

Academic rank: Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian (rank will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications)

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions:

https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=106095

Application deadline: February 13, 2019

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

About the University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, NY, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City, and the Adirondacks.

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Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications, Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)

The Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications (DSMC) will develop and execute marketing and communication strategies that advance our mission and vision. We seek an innovative and collaborative candidate who will implement organizational efforts around strategic marketing and sub-brand strategy, public awareness, communications planning, and analytics – doing so within the established organizational framework and in partnership with the university’s marketing and communications divisions. Our publication channels currently include websites, social media, digital platforms, print and graphic media, and multimedia.

The DSMC will develop a deep understanding of our services and audiences to create marketing and communications initiatives that disseminate key messages, working collaboratively across the Libraries and in partnership with Syracuse University’s Marketing and Communications Division. They will act as a brand steward and strategic marketing champion for the Libraries, to tell our stories, promote our services, and build on the momentum created by our strategic plan. This professional will lead efforts to communicate our value proposition and elucidate how our people, places, collections and services support the needs of our users, create impactful outcomes, and drive student success and research excellence. The DSMC will be an expert writer comfortable with working across multiple platforms. The position is supported by a Communications Coordinator, a Libraries social media team, and by Syracuse University’s Marketing and Communications Division.


Qualifications

• Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g., communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field); or an equivalent combination of education and experience

• Minimum five (5) years of professional experience in communications, journalism, or a related field

• Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategic communication plans

• Knowledge and experience working with media relations to proactively position the Libraries’ news stories with media outlets

• Experience writing in various formats including social media, press releases, marketing materials and long-form stories

• Experience with communications via social media and the web

• Track record of identifying and generating ideas and turning them into compelling stories.

• Video and/or graphic design experience 
Experience working in libraries and/or higher education is preferred

• Excellent writing, public speaking and editing skills particularly in successful media relations and newspaper writing.

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate complex and technical information to a variety of audiences

• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Must be an excellent team player and have the ability to work simultaneously with many individuals and departments to accomplish tasks

• Exceptional organizational skills, including attention to detail and an ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment

• Experience with relevant software tools (related to web and social media)

• Demonstrated ability to set objectives and priorities, to effectively articulate and advocate the libraries’ goals and programs, and to link local priorities with university efforts

• Demonstrated ability to gather data, plan, prioritize, synthesize and organize information

• Demonstrated professionalism and accomplishment relevant to the responsibilities of the position
Initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a complex, rapidly changing academic environment

•Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe Creative Suite, content management systems for web publishing and other publishing and graphics software programs

For more information, view the job posting here: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/78292

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Communications Coordinator, Syracuse University Libraries (Syracuse, NY)

Reporting to the Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications (DSMC), the Communications Coordinator is primarily responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of strategic and targeted communication initiatives for the Library, and brand management activities designed to highlight and profile the Library to both external and internal audiences.The Communications Coordinator provides communications support to the Director and other senior administrative staff of the Library.

• Bachelor’s degree in communications design, PR, or related field required;

• Master’s degree preferred.

• Minimum 3 years of experience.

• Experience with web communications tools such as web sites, e-mail lists, and blogs.

• Experience promoting programs, events, and services of a large, complex organization.

• Design/manage/update a suite of forms/templates for communication; ensure that all marketing and communications meet accessibility standards.

• Field staff requests for communication and marketing such as announcements, event publicity requests, email blasts and digital signage; coordinate with the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications to ensure the most appropriate medium is used for publicity and widespread messaging.

• Manage a photo collection for the Libraries, identifying appropriate images for marketing use, and coordinating photography when necessary.

• Engage with the library’s social media teams to maintain a consistent presence and interact with constituents. Coordinate regular updates to websites at the direction of the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications.

• Provide some on-campus events support as assigned, for alumni relations and other similar activities.

• Coordinate and track the creation of event invitations, postcards, programs, brochures, electronic newsletters, email blasts, advertisements, digital displays, posters and promotional giveaway items.

• Create content for various media and arrange for production as appropriate, including: website content, news stories, social media, videos, digital signage, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, holiday cards, letters, and other materials.

More information can be found here: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/78210

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Learning Commons Supervisor, Syracuse University Libraries (Syracuse, NY)

The Supervisor oversees and manages daily operations in the Learning Commons, including staffing, services, and patron spaces.

They will create and maintain the hourly schedule for two tangible desks, one mobile service, and one virtual service, all operating 104 hours/week. They will also directly supervise 6 library technicians and 15 graduate student employees.

The Supervisor provides direct service to patrons from Information Desk, Technology Desk, and Chat service. They manage and oversee all process and workflow for New Books area of Bird Library.

Review department policies with Department Head; assist with updating and creating as needed in order to support goals of the department.

• Manage and oversee process and workflow for New Books area of Bird Library and the Architecture Reading Room. Run reports 2-4 times/month to generate list of new books and oversee process of selection, updating holdings records, and troubleshooting any location issues or inaccuracies. Oversee the virtual process of creating New Books Pinterest boards for Bird, Architectural Reading Room, and the Carnegie Library.
Manage topical displays schedule and communications with the rest of the library. Coordinate and communicate with multiple units of the library to ensure a smoothly running New Books service for patrons.

• Serve as library contact for many campus units that host events such as Campus Expo, RA Resource Fair, Orange Preview, Family Weekend, New Grad Fair, and the opening weeks/weekends. Secure and schedule volunteers, gather and report statistics, and assemble appropriate handouts and giveaways. Serve as point person and library representative with departments such as Food Services, Admissions, First Year & Transfer Programs, Parent’s Office, and SU Bookstore. Handles set up, take downs, and communications regarding the tabling our department supports for campus partners and others.

• Serve as backup to daytime technology support person. Provide research assistance and technology services to users at our service points (virtual and tangible).

• Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and direct the work of 6 Library Technicians and 15 graduate student workers; create and maintain their individual schedules, handle all payroll and communication matters. Provide
ongoing training and evaluation for the several months it takes for LTs and student assistants to learn complex tasks that must be completed in a sometimes high pressure work environment.

• Manage all daily operations of the Learning Commons department, including the scheduling and staffing of four service points, open 104 hours/week. Service points include two physical service desks, a virtual Chat service, and a mobile Helpline.

• Independently handle all scheduling and service coverage issues, including those that arise during evenings and weekends. Create and maintain daily group calendars for service shifts, events, time off, and exhibit/event schedules. Serve as backup to department head and point person when department head is away

More information is available on the job posting website:

https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/78209

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Access Services Librarian, Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY)

Position Description and Responsibilities:  Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time, 11-month Access Services Librarian, available January 1, 2019. This academic support faculty position is responsible to the Director of Library Services for the library’s Access Services area including the resource desk, interlibrary loan, course reserves, and stacks maintenance. Responsibilities include hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating student workers and staff within the Access Services area; creation and maintenance of an atmosphere of excellent customer service; communication of important library services and events to the campus community; gathering and analysis of statistical data and reports relating to the use of library services; and the maintenance of policy notebooks, manuals, and online training resources for student workers. In addition, the Access Services Librarian will collaborate with the Systems Librarian to fully enable library software that impacts the Access Services area, including Alma, Primo, Ares, and ILLiad, as well as assist with the identification of new and emerging technologies aimed at improving and streamlining library workflows. The Access Services Librarian will serve as the liaison to the School of Education & Social Work and the School of Natural & Social Sciences, which includes participation in research desk coverage (may include evenings and weekends); information literacy instruction; and participation in campus-wide faculty responsibilities

The Access Services Librarian will be part of a service-oriented team of six library staff committed to the delivery of excellent library services supported by state-of-the-art technology. Opened in 2007, the B. Thomas Golisano Library features green technology (LEED Silver Certification), ample computer access, wireless connectivity, innovative design, and varied and comfortable study seating. A student constituency in excess of 1,700 includes resident, commuter, adult/non-traditional, and distance/online learner populations.

Qualifications: Requirements include a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith and professional practice and a willingness to support and identify with the College’s Christian mission and identity; two years professional-level library work experience including personnel supervision, classroom instruction, and writing goals/objectives; experience with reference and circulation services is valuable. Experience with Alma or Voyager, ILLiad, Ares, and office software is valuable; a second graduate degree in a subject discipline is a plus.

Application Process:  Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required (available atwww.roberts.edu/employment). Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and a resume to:

Mr. Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

For electronic submission of application materials, further information, or a detailed job description, please contact Mr. Ballard at:

Ballard_Matthew@roberts.edu
585.594.6501

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Roberts Wesleyan College (Rochester, NY)

Position Description and Responsibilities:  Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a full-time, 11-month Research & Instruction Librarian, available immediately. This academic support faculty position is responsible to the Director of Library Services for the supervision and assessment of the library’s information literacy instruction program, liaison program, research assistance services, and curriculum center. The Research & Instruction Librarian will collaborate with faculty and librarians to develop methods of delivering information literacy instruction and reference services to a growing population of adult and online students.

The Research & Instruction Librarian will be part of a service-oriented team of six library staff committed to the delivery of excellent library services supported by state-of-the-art technology. Opened in 2007, the B. Thomas Golisano Library features green technology (LEED Silver Certification), ample computer access, wireless connectivity, innovative design, and varied and comfortable study spaces. A student constituency in excess of 1,700 includes resident, commuter, adult/non-traditional, and distance/online learner populations.

Qualifications: Requirements include a graduate degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program; a strong commitment to the integration of Christian faith, diversity, and professional practice as well as, a willingness to support and identify with the College’s Christian mission and identity. Two years professional-level library work experience required including information literacy/classroom instruction, online education/instruction, reference service models, scholarly library research, and writing goals/objectives. Experience with Alma/Primo and office software is valuable; a second graduate degree in a subject discipline is a plus.

Responsibilities:  

  • Designs, oversees, and assesses a campus-wide information literacy program, which includes library instruction for General Education courses. 
  • Oversees and assesses the library’s liaison program, which includes regular professional development activities for librarians.
  • Coordinates the library’s research assistance services, including the orientation of librarians and student workers responsible for providing research assistance.
  • Collaborates with the Systems Librarian in exploring, developing, and implementing appropriate virtual reference services.
  • Provides leadership in systematically reviewing and updating reference service policies, procedures, and collections
  • Collaborates with librarians and faculty in identifying new methods for delivering library services to diverse and special populations.
  • Serves as a liaison between the library and the faculty of one or more Schools, which includes providing information literacy instruction, assignment development/refinement, research assistance, and communication of new and changing library services.
  • Participates in campus-wide faculty responsibilities including service on committees, student recruitment, retention, and mentoring.
  • Actively engages in professional development through national/regional/local organizations, campus, community, and other service-oriented activities.
     

Application Process:  Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. A completed Application for Faculty Position is required (available at www.roberts.edu/employment). Applicants should send the completed application, a letter of interest, and a resume or CV to:

Mr. Matthew Ballard, Director of Library Services
B. Thomas Golisano Library
Roberts Wesleyan College
2301 Westside Drive
Rochester, NY 14624-1997

For electronic submission of application materials, further information, or a detailed job description, please contact Mr. Ballard at:

Ballard_Matthew@roberts.edu
585.594.6501

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Dean of Libraries, Alfred University (Alfred, NY)

The Alfred University Libraries seek an innovative leader to join a highly engaged team in the midst of a self-initiated reorganization. We are looking for someone with strong skills in advocacy, communication, and collaboration to lead us in achieving a shared vision. 

Alfred University houses the New York State College of Ceramics, a Statutory College of the State of New York, creating a unique public-private partnership. One result of this distinctive arrangement is that Alfred’s students, faculty, and staff are served by two libraries: The Samuel R. Scholes Library, which supports the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Design, and Herrick Memorial Library, which supports the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and AUNY (External Programs). 

The Dean of Libraries is the chief administrative and budgetary officer of the University Libraries (Scholes and Herrick) and plays a key role in working with faculty, other deans, the Provost, and the President to advance the mission of the Libraries in conjunction with the mission of Alfred University.

Alfred University is a comprehensive university of 2,000 students, located in Western New York. Additional information is available at https://alfred.edu.

An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree is required, as well as a minimum of seven years of professional experience in an academic library, with a record of increasing administrative and supervisory responsibility. 

For more information, visit: https://libguides.alfred.edu/deansearch

Send letter of interest, résumé or CV, and contact information for three professional references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to humanresources@alfred.edu with Dean of Libraries in the subject line. Review of candidates will begin on January 28, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

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Evening Access Services Manager, Milne Library, SUNY Geneseo (Geneseo, NY)

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library invites applications for an Evening Access Services Manager.  This individual will be a member of the Access Service Team and will oversee course reserves program. This individual will also be responsible for developing customer service-oriented trainings with a focus on serving a diverse campus population for both student workers and library staff, as well as provide building supervision in the evenings.  We are looking for a team member dedicated to user services who can thrive in an environment that encourages experimentation and creativity. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to collaborative work, strong outreach skills, and fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment.

Milne Library is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working on accessibility and/or inclusion initiatives.

Working hours:

  • During the semester: Sunday to Wednesday, 3pm to 11pm, Thursday 12pm to 8pm
  • When we close earlier, work the 8 hours up to closing time.
  • Additional daytime hours when first hired for training purposes.

Meet the search committee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__nceFHIrCM

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a training program for 50+ student workers
  • Supervise 50+ student workers
  • Develop and organize a service-oriented training program for library staff
  • Coordinate course reserve materials in consultation with faculty
  • Provide building supervision in the evening hours
  • Coordinate and provide logistical support on behalf of the library for campus programs such as Orientation, McNair Scholars, and AOP
  • Provide basic research assistance in the evening hours

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree by start date
  • 2 years of relevant customer service experience
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest and/or familiarity in providing basic research assistance
  • Experience providing training and/or workshops


Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how their qualifications meet the position requirements and a CV/Resume on Geneseo’s website. Contact information for three references should be supplied at application. References will be invited to submit a letter of reference at the time of initial interviews.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. To be guaranteed consideration, applications must be completed by January 12, 2019.

More information can be found on their website: https://wnylrc.org/jobs/342

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