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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 […]

Thank you to our attendees, sponsors, student shadows, and board members for coordinating the UNYSLA Spring Conference: Lead From Where You Are. Check back later this year for information on future conferences.

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.

Qualifications
• 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: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/76556

 

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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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LKQ3R8X), 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 (rmowens@esf.edu).

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
RSVP: rmowens@esf.edu

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 https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu 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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Library Operations Manager, Syracuse University Libraries

Operations Manager plays a mission-critical role in the Libraries’ coordination of operational matters with the Office of Human Resources. Working in close collaboration the Senior HR Business Partner, this individual will ensure that the Libraries’ are operating in compliance with HR policies and procedures.

The Operations Manager will work with the Office of Human Resources’ Labor Relations team involving matters relating to hiring and discipline of bargaining unit employees, and the HR Talent team for all recruiting and hiring needs, including the coordination a student employment program that hires over 200 students each year.

In addition, this position works with Library departments to optimize the outcomes and results of our strategic initiatives. The Operations Manager will work with all departments to ensure a seamless orientation system that continues through the first few years of an employee’s career. Considered attention to the need for librarians to meet specific criteria for promotion within ranks will be needed and this position works closely with the Library’s mentoring team to ensure that all have the opportunity to progress.

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Reference Librarian, Faculty & Outreach Services, Law Library (Syracuse, NY)

The Syracuse University Law Library invites applications for a Reference Librarian, Faculty & Outreach Services, to provide reference and research support to College of Law faculty and to foster relationships with alumni and with the local bar generally.

The Reference Librarian, Faculty & Outreach Services, will collaborate with other law librarians and staff to develop initiatives that enhance the research experience of faculty and their student assistants, and will craft and implement programs that showcase Law Library collections and services to College of Law alumni and other local attorneys.

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Congratulations to our 2018 UNYSLA Student Merit Award Winner, William Sheppard!

William Sheppard was presented with the 2018 Upstate New York SLA (UNYSLA) Student Merit Award at the UNYSLA Spring meeting on April 13, 2018. Will is a Reference Assistant at the Catherwood Library at Cornell University. He holds a BA in Politics from Oberlin College, OH and is currently pursuing a Masters in Library Science from San Jose State University. Prior to working at Cornell, he was an Instructional Support Assistant at SUNY Cortland and a Library/Media Technician at Prince George’s Community College, MD.

Will has been active with Upstate New York SLA Chapter since 2015, quickly getting involved and joining the board as Webmaster in 2016, then taking on the role of Treasurer in 2017 with skill. He’s been able to puzzle out the new QuickBooks system and end of year financial reporting doing an excellent job. He is also involved with the San Jose State University Student Chapter.

His colleagues praise him for becoming active in the UNYSLA board as a student.  He handles questions and problems extremely quickly, professionally and in a calm and reassuring manner. He is friendly and easy to work with, always willing to lend a hand and offer his opinion.  As an example of his dedication to UNYSLA, he is still willing to help out our new webmaster Natalie LoRusso with duties as they arise even though he has stepped down from his role as the chapter’s webmaster. We will miss his help and expertise when he moves to North Carolina in June.

The Upstate New York SLA (UNYSLA) Student Merit Award is solicited for every Spring.  More details can be found at http://uny.sla.org/awards

 

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