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Learning Technologies / Reference Librarian, SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego seeks a motivated, creative, and user-focused librarian to support student success through the integration of new learning technologies into library services. In collaboration with librarians and staff, this person will provide leadership in the planning, policy development, and implementation of services and instructional venues that assist students and faculty with the creative application of current and emerging technologies. Additional responsibilities include participation in reference service and library instruction and/or collection development. This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Coordinator of Reference.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For complete information about the position and application procedures, visit our website at SUNY Oswego is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Reference Librarian (PT) – SUNY Oswego

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Reference Librarian to provide part time (20 hour/week) research services assistance. Special projects or other assignments may be negotiated, depending on library needs and librarian interests.

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Electronic Resources and Online Instruction Librarian – Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes Community College seeks a creative, innovative, highly-motivated librarian to creatively advance the development and support of online resources and library instruction initiatives at FLCC.

The Electronic Resources and Online Instruction Librarian is an integral member of the library service team with the responsibility of managing and assessing licensed electronic resources; overall coordination, development, delivery and assessment of online library instruction and support; development of online and electronic learning tools and objects; and using emerging instructional technologies effectively to enhance library instruction at the Charles J. Meder Library.

The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and at least 2 years’ experience working in a library, preferably at an institution of higher education.

The ideal candidate will have instructional technologies experience, willingness to engage in the design and development of new instructional initiatives; knowledge of current issues and trends in instructional pedagogy; experience with the evaluation of educational programs and learning outcomes; strong commitment to public service, information literacy, and outreach; experience working with course management systems (such as Blackboard); experience with remote authentication software (such as EZ Proxy), and e-resource management software, open URL and web scale discovery tools; demonstrated technical support skills; experience in reference, library instruction, and collection development. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, community residents, librarians, and support staff are essential.

Apply by 10/24/2014 for full consideration at Applications will only be accepted online. Address your online cover letter & resume to Grace Loomis, Director of Human Resources. FLCC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Resource Sharing Coordinator, SUNY Oswego

State University of New York at Oswego seeks an energetic, innovative and service-oriented librarian to join Penfield Library as Resource Sharing Coordinator. The individual in this position will lead efforts to ensure an efficient, responsive interlibrary loan and document delivery service, and lead active participation in regional (NNYLN), state (IDS, a nationally recognized cooperative) and worldwide lending/borrowing partnerships. He/she will collaborate extensively with librarian colleagues to serve students and faculty studying diverse subject matter on-campus, at off-site locations and online. Additional responsibilities include participation in reference service and collection development. This is a 12-month tenure track position reporting to the Library Director.

Posting Date: April 30, 2014

Review Date: Review of applications will begin June 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience.

Date of Appointment: October 1, 2014

Description of Responsibilities: The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and provide leadership for borrowing and lending operations of Penfield Library’s Interlibrary Loan Unit (ILL), including supervision and training of two full time clerks and student workers, goal setting and report preparation.
  • Participate in and provide expertise regarding ILL requests fulfillment, including needed troubleshooting.
  • Oversee & maintain Custom Holdings
  • Oversee ILL copyright compliance.
  • Continuously assess and improve resource sharing policies and procedures.
  • Explore, plan, initiate, and oversee resource sharing innovations.
  • Handle initial identification and trouble-shooting of problems and opportunities regarding ILL software, which currently includes ILLiad and Odyssey.
  • Collaborate extensively with a variety of partners, including Penfield Library Coordinators of Library Technology and Collection Development, the Distance Learning Librarian, and Resource Sharing librarians at other institutions.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development, and, optionally, instruction.
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and electronic reference, including some evening and weekend shifts.
  • Contribute to the scholarship of the discipline and service of the library and college, in accordance with criteria for promotion and tenure.

Required qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively adapt to and use emerging library technologies and software.
  • Commitment to the continuous development of personal knowledge and skills, including in the areas of resource sharing/interlibrary loan, collection development and reference.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Recent work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Experience in the area of Resource Sharing/Interlibrary Loan.
  • Experience with ILLiad and/or Odyssey software.
  • Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.
  • Supervisory experience.

To Apply: We accept online applications only. Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three current references, and unofficial transcripts to:

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Registration open for Empire Collaborations

Empire Collaborations – Three Conferences, One Trip – Registration Is Open

  • NY3Rs/NYLA ASLS Section Academic Librarians 2014
  • SUNYLA 2014

SUNY ALBANY, June 9 – June 13

To foster stronger academic library collaborations in New York State, NY 3Rs Association, Inc. and the Academic and Special Libraries Section of the New York Library Association; as well as the New York State Higher Education Initiative, and the State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA) are co-hosting a joint conference. This weeklong extravaganza is scheduled for June 9 through June 13, 2014 at the University at Albany. Plans are underway and include some exciting guest speakers (including hint, hint Wicked, Barbara Stripling, Lee Rainie, Maureen Sullivan – and many others), a Thursday evening cruise along the scenic and historic Hudson River, a Friday Publishers Playhouse, and time to socialize and share ideas with your favorite colleagues abound!

Register and find information at

Note: If you work in a library within New York State, you are most likely a NY3Rs member (via your library or library system), and may also belong to NYLA or NYSHEI. If in doubt, feel free to contact Mary-Carol Lindbloom at

UNYSLA is co-sponsoring the early evening social on Tuesday, June 10th.

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Cornell University – Business Research and Instruction Librarian

Full description at Business Research and Instruction Librarian-23499. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 16th.

Description: The Management Library at Cornell University is looking for creative and forward-thinking candidates for a Business Research and Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research and instruction support to the faculty, students, and staff of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). Above all, candidates must be excited by the opportunity to develop the relationships, programs, and services needed to support success at a top ranked graduate business school.

Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research & Learning Services, the Business Research and Instruction Librarian:

Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
Provides direct research assistance to the Johnson community.
Develops library outreach/marketing tools and services.
Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning for the department.
Collaborates with colleagues and customers across Cornell University.
Cultivates personal subject knowledge; participates actively in professional organizations, library, and university committees; and engages in scholarly pursuits.


An ALA-accredited MLS, MBA, or equivalent graduate degree.
Demonstrated interest and excitement for business as a discipline.
Passion for and experience with teaching or training.
Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills, especially in a research context.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
Strong service ethic and customer-centered thinking.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
Commitment to the Hospitality, Labor and Management Library’s core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in teaching/training.
At least 1 year of business research experience in a corporate or academic environment.
Advanced degree or coursework in business or related fields.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel or other analytical tools.
Willingness to explore the use of new technology in support of effectively achieving goals, with a high tolerance for risk and failure.
Experience creating marketing/outreach campaigns. (Portfolio submissions optional. Portfolios may be hosted on the web or can be submitted as a single PDF no larger than 5MB.)

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First Year Experience Librarian – Hamilton College

The division of Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Hamilton College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for appointment to the position of Research & First Year Experience Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction Services, this position is part of a newly merged organization made up of library and technology professionals dedicated to student success. We seek a colleague who will bring inventive ideas to the forefront, and motivate others to work collaboratively to achieve results. Hamilton’s First Year Experience (FYE) is a strategic initiative to provide an integrated academic and residential experience for its new students. This position is an exciting opportunity to develop and guide the division’s role within the first year program at Hamilton. The Research and FYE Librarian will work with faculty and academic support centers to incorporate information literacy concepts into first year classes, assist in creating authentic research experiences, and articulate the library’s impact on student success.

Check out the full job description for more information.

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Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian – Cornell Univeristy

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental science in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell’s environmental sciences students, faculty and staff. The librarian will be a member of the campus-wide Research Data Management Service Group, and will work collaboratively to provide data management and data management planning services to the Cornell community. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.


Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the environmental sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in environmental sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Develops and supports services for documenting and distributing research data.
  • Develops and maintains expertise in data issues for libraries.
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned.
  • Serves as liaison to selected environmental sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.


  • MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree.
  • Subject area background (degree or work experience) in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.


  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc.

To see the job posting and to apply:

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