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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 LoRusso or Virginia Young with any questions

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

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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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Want to get involved with UNYSLA?

Want to get involved with UNYSLA?

There are several ways to get involved including conference planning, board positions, networking events, and so much more. Fill out our Contact form to get in touch with us!

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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 Relations

Congratulations to you all!

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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.

Requirements:

  • 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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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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