August 2, 2014

Library Director Opening – Salamanca Public Library, Salamanca, NY


Minimum requirement for consideration: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an accredited American Library Association Institution.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Civil Service: The position will comply with requirements of the Civil Service Commission.

Submit resume to:
Nan Miller, Library Board President
155 Wildwood Avenue
Salamanca, NY   14779

Deadline: August 15, 2014

Opening: Patterson Library Director

Opening: Patterson Library Director

Job Description

The Board of Trustees of Patterson Library seeks a creative and energetic library director with strong leadership ability to provide quality library service to residents of Westfield and the surrounding communities. The applicant must have a strong vision of how library services will be delivered in the future. Duties include recruiting and overseeing staff to carry out the library’s mission, creating and administering budgets, presenting funding requests, writing grants and raising funds, and developing and sustaining programs and services. The candidate must demonstrate strong cooperative leadership, management and communications skills and be able to work with a Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers, as well as community agencies. Knowledge of computer applications for library management is required.

The library is a privately endowed association library housed in a beautiful and well maintained 105 year old building; it serves 4896 residents and numerous summer visitors. Westfield, in Chautauqua County, is a charming village on the shores of Lake Erie, close to Chautauqua Lake, the nationally renowned Chautauqua Institution, and the village of Fredonia, home of SUNY Fredonia.

Patterson Library is the cultural center of Westfield with one of the most dynamic library programs in Western New York. It offers extensive programming for children and teens, art gallery exhibitions and art classes, local history archives, and adult book and film discussion groups. The library has a wireless network, remote access OPAC, public access computers, local history digital collections, and e-readers.  For more information and a virtual tour visit

MLS from an ALA accredited institution.
New York State Public Librarians Professional Certificate.
Successful library experience.
Commitment to professional development as demonstrated by participation in continuing education opportunities.
Commitment to engaging in the Westfield community, ideally as a resident.

Required Personal Abilities:
Values the importance of equal access to books, information and culture in a democracy.
Thinks strategically and is well organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines.
Has the ability to work well with children, adults, the Board of Trustees and members of the community.
Possesses both a broad vision and attention to detail.
Is resourceful, enthusiastic, and flexible and has the ability to motivate others.
Treats others with honesty, empathy and respect.
Is open to creative and innovative solutions.
Communicates clearly in both written and oral form to individuals and groups.
Listens well and seeks to understand.
Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with education and experience with a competitive benefits package.

Please send questions to Susan Scriven at

Review of application begins July 18, 2014.

Apply online at:

Library Manager Opening – Ripley Free Library

Ripley Free Library
64 W. Main St., Ripley, NY 14775

Library Manager

Ripley Free Library is looking for a part-time (30 hrs) library manager.

  • Must have computer knowledge of Microsoft Office, adept in social media venues.
  • Familiar with grant writing and can orchestrate fundraisers.
  • Ability to understand and comply within a limited budget.
  • Oversee children’s programs.
  • Attend workshops, webinars and meetings.
  • Provide entertaining and educational happenings for adults.
  • Able to lift up to 20 lbs. up and down stairs.
  • Must have at least an associate’s degree.
  • Applications now being accepted at the library. Please bring cover letter and resume.

Children’s Librarian/Librarian II Opening at Olean Public Library

Job Title:  Children’s Librarian/Librarian II

Job Description:

The Olean Public Library is seeking a full-time Librarian II to run our busy Children’s Department.  Work involves supervising the children’s service staff, developing and directing children’s library programs, and selecting materials for the children’s collection.


  • Trains, assigns duties, supervises and evaluates Children’s department staff.
  • Provides reference and readers’ advisory service at the Children’s reference desk.
  • Recommends, plans, implements, and promotes new types of services based on patron needs and early childhood development research. Develops and conducts programs, tours, and story times.
  • Serves as liaison for library services to community groups and other libraries.
  • Prepares reports of activities in the Children’s department.
  • Evaluates, selects, and weeds library materials in the juvenile collection, keeping in mind current trends in children’s literature and education.
  • Writes and implements grants.
  • Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, library system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and professional materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of children’s literature and programming as well as child development
  • Experience providing early childhood or early literacy programming
  • Ability to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with the public
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of computers, software applications and emerging technologies

Benefits: 12 paid holidays, 22 vacation days, 3 personal days per year, health insurance, and New York State Employee’s Retirement System. The 2014 hiring range for Librarian II is $37,488 – $39,003.

Minimum Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association; eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application, possession of certificate at time of appointment; and two (2) years of professional library experience in children’s services. Supervisory experience preferred.

This is a civil service competitive title; therefore appointment will be made on a provisional basis only. To be eligible for permanent status, the individual accepting appointment will be required to pass a civil service exam and score among the top three.

Send resume by May 2, 2014 by mail or email to:

Kim Mahar, Assistant Director
Olean Public Library
134 N. 2nd Street
Olean, NY14760