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Happy Hour to follow UNYSLA Business Meeting in Syracuse Student Shadow Adrienne Canino Reflects on the 2018 Spring Conference
Happy Hour to follow UNYSLA Business Meeting in Syracuse

Happy Hour to follow UNYSLA Business Meeting in Syracuse

Special Libraries Association of Upstate New York (UNYSLA) is hosting a happy hour at Al’s Wine and Whiskey bar after the virtual business meeting on October 5th from 4:30 to 7pm. Graduate students, librarians, and information professionals from the area are encouraged to come and socialize while enjoying tasty appetizers and drinks (cash bar). We […]

Student Shadow Adrienne Canino Reflects on the 2018 Spring Conference

Student Shadow Adrienne Canino Reflects on the 2018 Spring Conference

Upstate New York Special Library Association Annual Conference, 2018 The 2018 UNYSLA Annual Conference, Lead From Where You Are, was an exciting opportunity for a soon to be librarian to spend a day as a student shadow. I wish to express my deep gratitude to the UNYSLA Board for the opportunity to spend a whole […]

Business-Engineering-Economics Librarian, Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Are you an experienced business librarian who loves challenge, engagement, and teamwork? Consider joining the outstanding, collegial team in the Feldberg Business & Engineering Library, part of the Dartmouth College Library system. Feldberg librarians provide essential, in-demand, and highly valued services to students, faculty and academic staff in support of the research and teaching missions of two of Dartmouth’s three professional schools, the Tuck School of Business and the Thayer School of Engineering, as well as the Department of Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences.

This position will be part of a business librarian team that works primarily with students and faculty of the Tuck School of Business, a top-10 ranked business school. Reporting to the Head of Research & Data Services, the person in this position will carry out a wide range of duties:

  • Provide timely and responsive information, research consulting, and data services in support of research, teaching, and learning
  • Offer targeted educational services such as workshops, orientations, and one-on-one instruction in a variety of settings
  • As a liaison, develop and maintain strong relationships and effectively communicate regarding the library’s services and resources
  • Work with colleagues system-wide in support of joint degree programs (such as the Masters in Health Care Delivery Science offered by the Tuck School of Business and the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice), and researchers in interdisciplinary centers and initiatives
  • Develop and manage the Library’s print and online collections in assigned subject areas


Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed professional and support staff of about 160. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, DPN, and the Library Publishing Coalition.


Located in Hanover, NH in the Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border, Dartmouth is surrounded by a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting including:

  • An intellectually stimulating environment
  • A variety of cultural, entertainment, and sporting venues
  • Excellent downhill and cross-country ski resorts
  • Pristine lakes and rivers for canoeing, paddle boarding, and kayaking
  • Countless trails for novice and experienced cyclists and hikers
  • An amazing network of farm-to-table growers
  • In all, a delightful quality of life within an easy drive of Boston, Montreal and other major cities including daily luxury bus service to Boston and NYC


Review of applications will begin as received. Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by November 12; applications will be accepted until position is filled. For the complete position description and to apply online go to:

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Assistant Librarian of Electronic Resources, SUNY Broome Community College (Binghamton, NY)

SUNY Broome Community College seeks an innovative and personable Electronic Resources Librarian.  The ideal candidate shall be energized by seeking the best way to organize and process our electronic collections to meet the needs of our students and faculty.  This is a 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian.

The Electronic Resources Librarian works in collaboration with the reference staff, the Access Services and the Systems Librarian to ensure that our print and electronic collections are accurate and easily accessible to users.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, management of the library’s serials and electronic resources, including monitoring subscriptions, collecting usage statistics, arranging trials, and troubleshooting access problems; maintaining awareness of emerging technologies related to electronic resources and promoting electronic resources.  The Electronic Resources Librarian will implement and maintain electronic collections and services in Ex Libris Alma for delivery through the Primo discovery service.  This Librarian will also have collection development and liaison duties in assigned subject areas; and will participate in providing reference and library instruction.

A Masters’ degree from ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program required.  Additional graduate work in an appropriate field desirable.  Three years of professional library experience, or an appropriate combination of librarianship, relevant work experience, and scholarly activity.  Demonstrated experience supporting electronic resources, reference services, library instruction or post-secondary teaching experience, and collection development.  Strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and flexibility in the workplace required.  Preference given to candidates with experience in managing electronic resources and/or services, compiling and analyzing database usage data and overlap analysis, familiarity with access management tools such as link resolvers and EZproxy, and experience working with Ex Libris Aleph and Ex Libris Alma.  Salary range is  $56,582 to $70,728.

Application materials must be received by Friday, October 19, 2018.  Interested applicants may apply online at:

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Medical Information Research Professional, Health Sciences Library St. Luke’s Medical Library (Utica, NY)

The Medical Librarian position is responsible for the day-to-day running and maintaining of library and information resources used by the physicians, administration, hospital personnel, and community at the St. Luke’s Medical Library and Faxton Campus Consumer Library. This position will provide reference, research, database searching, Interlibrary Loan, assist with budget, collection development, library development and marketing, quality, I-Care and other projects as assigned. Supervision of one part-time Library Technician at the Faxton Campus Consumer Library. This position reports administratively to the Director, Library Services.


  • ALA accredited MLS (Master of Library Science)
  • One year of professional experience in medical or health sciences library
  • Experience using MEDLINE, CINAHL databases, DOCLINE, OCLC Interlibrary Loan systems and other biomedical databases
  • Knowledgeable in medical, nursing and pharmaceutical terminology
  • Experience working with physicians, residents, students, health personal, administration and public

See the complete job listing here.

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Assistant Catalog and Archives Librarian, Syracuse University Law Library

The Syracuse University Law Library invites applications for a Catalog & Archives Librarian, to provide all bibliographic access to the information contained in the Law Library’s physical and digital collections. The Catalog & Archives Librarian will collaborate with other law librarians and support staff to develop initiatives that enhance the research experience of College of Law faculty and students, and will develop workflows that maintain the unified library catalog in real time.

The Catalog & Archives Librarian will craft and implement programs to showcase Law Library collections and services to a wide range of Law Library users. The Catalog & Archives Librarian will oversee the Law Library’s archives and special collections by collecting, organizing, and creating finding aids for the collection, responding to research requests, and giving tours to alumni, professors, donors and prospective students.

• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• At least one year of academic law library experience.

• At least one year of law firm or other law-related experience.

• Substantial knowledge of national and international cataloging and classification standards, policies, practices, and tools, and experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library management systems.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to write effectively for a wide variety of library users

• A high degree of professionalism

• Ability to both work independently and to interact effectively with colleagues, faculty, staff, students, and the public.

• Group and individual training experience.

More information available here:


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UNYSLA Librarian Happy Hour (and Business Meeting) in Syracuse

Mark your calendars for the annual business meeting of Upstate New York Chapter of SLA on October 5th at 4 pm.  This meeting will be held virtually (stay tuned for Zoom information) and will cover what is happening in our Upstate chapter including results of the upcoming chapter election (vote here:, opportunities to help build your network of special librarians in your area, and preliminary details about our Spring 2019 conference.  This is a great opportunity for members to attend our chapter meetings with the ease of remote participation.  RSVP is appreciated by September 28th to Ruth Owens (

After the business meeting, the chapter is also having a happy hour at Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge in downtown Syracuse (Armory Square neighborhood) from 4:30-7 pm.  Appetizers will be provided, drinks are on your own.  The happy hour is open to all librarians and graduate students of library schools from across New York.  So come on down to the Armory Square neighborhood and network with other librarians and future information professionals!

UNYSLA Business Meeting:  
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 4-4:30 pm

Librarian/Information Professional Happy Hour:  
Location: Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge, 321 S. Clinton Street, Syracuse NY 13202
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 4:30-7 pm

We hope to see you there!

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Facilities Planning and Management Officer, University at Buffalo Libraries (Buffalo, NY)

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a dynamic, customer-focused, results-oriented professional to serve as the Facilities Planning and Management Officer (FPMO), the principal representative for the University Libraries on facilities and space planning matters. In this role you will oversee all facilities-related activities for the University Libraries, including maintenance, emergency plans, safety and security activities, and create working relationships with multiple staff and units at the University at Buffalo (e.g., custodial staff, University Police, etc.). Working in a team environment, you will collaborate with the Vice Provost for University Libraries and other members of the senior leadership team to implement the Libraries’ facilities master plan in order to support the learning, teaching, research, creative, and community outreach activities of UB’s students, faculty, and staff. In addition, you will serve as the point person for coordinating a wide range of space planning and renovation projects. As the FPMO, you will report to the Vice Provost for University Libraries.

The successful candidate will be able to employ a user-centered, participatory-design and/or data-driven approach to creating and improving physical spaces that enable innovative forms of research, teaching, learning, and collaboration to occur in the Libraries. We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual to join us in making the University Libraries a center of energy and innovation on campus. You can expect to learn continuously in a rapidly changing academic landscape. We will help you be successful by providing strong mentoring and professional development opportunities in an environment where smart risk taking and design thinking is encouraged and celebrated. If you can see yourself as part of this environment, please apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Three years of facility planning and management experience within a higher education setting, a libraries setting, and/or a museum setting.
  • Experience leading and managing effective teams with the ability to foster strategic innovation, inspire and empower staff, and build trust.
  • Proficiency with standard desktop computing tools.
  • Proven evidence of organizational skills with the ability to develop specific goals, prioritize plans, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to conceptualize the nature of complex problems that arise and determine solutions that are cost-effective, innovative, and meet university or SUNY guidelines and/or policies.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups to build consensus for new and innovative programs and services.
  • Ability to create a working environment where internal and external customer service needs and expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, listening, and writing skills with the ability to communicate complex issues and perspectives to a wide range of constituencies.
  • Ability to create and cultivate productive relationships and collaborations with the University at Buffalo’s facilities and capital planning communities, and with external partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of facility planning and management experience within a higher education setting, a libraries setting, and/or a museum setting.
  • Broad knowledge of campus and system-wide policies relating to facilities, environment, health and safety and any applicable laws and regulations in these areas.
  • Experience managing a budget for facilities repairs and renovations.
  • Experience analyzing data and preparing reports for senior leadership.

To apply:

Visit and search for posting number P1800191. All applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position. Please provide contact information for three professional references, including email addresses, at the end of your cover letter. At the time of hire, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for a period of at least two years. The posting closes on 09/11/2018. We are currently accepting applications and anticipate filling this position by 11/15/2018.

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Sr. Manager Research and Instruction Services, RIT Libraries (Rochester, NY)

The Sr. Manager of Research and Instruction Services is responsible for the leadership and management of Wallace Library’s Research and Instruction Services department which includes reference consultation services, faculty liaison, curriculum-based instruction, the development and maintenance of information services and the review of Wallace Library’s collections to support RIT curricula and the research and scholarship of RIT students and faculty.

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Assistant Director for Technical Services, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

The Cornell University Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) seeks an Assistant Director for Technical Services.

Under the supervision of the Director of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Assistant Director for Technical Services leads and manages all of RMC’s technical services functions, including archival description, rare materials cataloging, and digital projects. In cooperation with RMC staff, other library units, and national and international partners, s/he provides strategic planning for RMC’s processing and cataloging systems and services and helps set the direction for the development of new digital initiatives that promote the discoverability of RMC’s collections. As part of RMC’s senior leadership team, the Assistant Director works closely with colleagues to ensure smooth operations across the Division.

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