July 31, 2014

Chautauqua Babes of Wrath will donate proceeds of their first bout of 2014 to CCLS!

babesofwrathChautauqua Babes of Wrath–featuring none other than Gowanda Library Director Allison Freeman–are donating the proceeds of their first bout of 2014 to CCLS! Valle Blair (Youth Services Consultant) will be using the money for Summer Reading materials and prizes to benefit all (CCLS) libraries.

Chautauqua Grants – Possible grantmaker for your library?

Chautauqua Grants updated their website. Take a look!

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

CCLS will be closed on Good Friday, April 18, 2014


Craft Show

April 26, 2014crafts

VFW of Little Valley
Rock City St.
Little Valley, NY

9 am. To 4 pm.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Memorial Library of Little Valley