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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 […]

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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Scholarly Communication Librarian, University at Albany Libraries (Albany, NY)

Scholarly Communication Librarian

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, creative librarian to serve as Scholarly Communication Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communication/Head, Dewey Graduate Library.

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Registration is now closed for UNYSLA’s Spring Conference: Lead From Where You Are

Lead From Where You Are

Date: Friday, April 13th, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: VISTA Collaboratory, Carlson Science and Engineering Library, University of Rochester. 160 Trustee Rd, Rochester, NY 14642 (map)

Registration is now closed. See you in Rochester!

Map and Parking

For the main event, parking will be in a campus lot, and more detailed information will be sent to attendees who have paid for parking before the conference. Attendees will need to stop at the information booth on Wilson Blvd to be given a parking pass and directions on where to park. A map of the University of Rochester River Campus is here.

Hotel Information

Click here for a list of hotels less than five miles from the University.

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Register is now closed for UNYSLA’s Spring Conference: Lead From Where You Are

UNYSLA Spring Conference: Lead From Where You Are

Date: Friday, April 13th, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: VISTA Collaboratory, Carlson Science and Engineering Library, University of Rochester. 160 Trustee Rd, Rochester, NY 14642 (map)

Registration is now closed. See you in Rochester!

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Ship Librarian, SUNY Maritime College (Bronx, NY)

Job Description:
The Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College announces the position of Ship’s Librarian aboard the Training Ship EMPIRE STATE VI during the 2018 Summer Sea Term.  The Ship’s Librarian serves as the sole information professional and head of the library aboard the ship.  The ship’s library serves as the repository of information aboard the ship.  It contains a collection over 3,000 titles and computer terminals with access to academic electronic resources.
The ship’s librarian is expected to:
  • Provide reference service including reader’s advisory and other information queries from cadets, crew, and officers
  • Manage the library collection including circulation and cataloging
  • Remain in constant communication with the library ashore
  • Maintain and report daily statistics to the library ashore
  • Provide regular communication and blog updates to be disseminated to the college community
  • Create port guides to be disseminated to crew and students
  • Supervise cadet library assistants
  • Manage the showing of nightly films to the ship community
Requirements:
Required Qualifications:
*The Library and Regiment Department will be available to offer guidance as the successful candidate will be required to supply the following documents at the date of appointment*
  • 2 years of professional experience in libraries or related experience
  • US Passport
  • TWIC
  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • Valid Medical Certificate – Note: The Medical Certificate is issued with the original MMC; however it must be renewed every 2-years.
  • DOT/USCG Periodic Drug Testing Documentation
Application Instructions:
Full description and the link to apply can be found here:
Persons interested in the above position should indicate which cruise period [Cruise A, Cruise B, or Full Cruise] option they prefer. When applying online, please submit the following:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter including cruise option (Cruise A, Cruise B or Full Cruise)
  • Three recent references
Returning Applicants – Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.

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Systems Librarian, Warren Hunting Smith Library (Geneva, NY)

SUMMARY:
Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Warren Hunting Smith Library seeks to fill the position of
Systems Librarian in its Collection Services Unit. The successful candidate will be a creative
and motivated individual with a strong commitment to exploring and facilitating the use of
technology in service to teaching and scholarship. This position will participate in a broad range
of library activities, including the assessment, development and coordination of library services;
web tools and tutorials; and the identification and selection of technologies that will contribute to
the richness of the Library’s services and collections. This position offers the unique opportunity
to join a team of librarians serving an engaged community in a collaborative environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Coordinate the maintenance of discovery systems and content (e.g. Alma, LibGuides,
etc.)
• Maintain access to the library systems; including management of user records, IDs, and
passwords.
• Integrate and maintain library systems with campus and consortia partners (e.g.
PeopleSoft, IDS, RapidILL, etc.)
• Facilitate reporting from various systems and the extraction and manipulation of data for
use by various systems.
• Provide support to staff in use/maintenance of deployed information services, and
maintain local documentation.
• Coordinate the ongoing assessment and evaluation of information systems.
• Participate in the identification, selection, design and implementation of new information
services.
• Act as a liaison for the Library with campus and consortia constituencies.
• Responsible for maintaining vendor relationships and contracts.
• Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience:
• M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent via education and/or work
experience.
• Experience working with an integrated library system.
• Experience delivering digital services in an academic or comparable setting.
• Demonstrated knowledge of database design, web authoring tools, structured markup and
common scripting languages.
• Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies, and stay current with technical
developments.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, Experience:
• Familiarity with multiple OSs; and applicable system administration tasks.
• Familiarity with basic networking technologies/topologies.
• Demonstrated experience managing projects, and developing collaborative partnerships.
• Experience with Alma, Illiad and Springshare products.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested
applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume/C.V. and the names with contact
information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio
https://apply.interfolio.com/48712.

If you have any questions about using Interfolio, please send an email to ferran@hws.edu.

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