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Library Director - Rensselaerville Library, Albany County, NY
The Board of Trustees of the Rensselaerville Library seeks a community-minded, organized and enthusiastic individual for the position of Library Director.
The Rensselaerville Library is an association library that serves the 1,860 residents of the Town of Rensselaerville. It is housed within a charming historic row home in the hamlet of Rensselaerville, a designated state and national historic district located 25 miles southwest of Albany, New York. The library's operating budget of $146,000 is funded by contributions from the Town of Rensselaerville, local school district taxes, fundraisers, and donations from the community. In addition to the director, the library employs four part-time employees: an assistant director, youth services coordinator, and two support staff.
An ideal candidate will be a welcoming person with strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability for effective public engagement and a passion for the importance of libraries in our communities.
Working closely with our supportive Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops policies, engages in long-term planning, creates public relations materials, maintains and enhances our online and social media presence, develops and manages the budget, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management.
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Announcing a new training:
Millennials: Early Literacy Success Through Parent Engagement
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Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Library Associate performs and is responsible for and varied clerical library services. Duties include the circulation of library materials, clerical-administrative work, assisting patrons in using library services, equipment and facilities, and assisting with library programs. The Library Associate works as a team player with coworkers.
Hours: Works a schedule that includes days, evenings and Saturdays.
Duties include the following:
Minimum Qualifications: H.S. Diploma or GED.
Application Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, October 18 2019
To Apply: Email resume and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Opening: Custodial Worker (Part-Time)
Hourly Wage: $12.75 per hour
The normal work schedule includes weekend hours. Some flexibility is required; schedule may include daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours.
Upper Hudson Library System Celebrates Public Libraries Making a Difference in Their Communities
Albany, NY (June 13) -- The Upper Hudson Library System held its 58th annual celebration of public library service in Albany and Rensselaer Counties at the Holiday Inn Express in Latham, NY on Wednesday, June 12. UHLS Board President Tara Ricard said, The public libraries in Albany and Rensselaer Counties are changing lives every day and the Upper Hudson Library System celebrates this transformative work through our annual celebration and awards program.
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Help Wanted: Part-time Library Aide: Rensselaer Public Library
Gain valuable experience in all aspects of running the
circulation and reference department several Saturdays a month. Opportunity
for more hours as a substitute for both scheduled and sick leave replacement.
Can gain experience in designing and running events, creating displays,
innovation in service and procedures, and outreach to the community.
BOOKKEEPING HELP WANTED:
Part-time bookkeeper with proficiency in QuickBooks and other commonly used accounting tools. Applicant should have a minimum of two years of experience with QuickBooks and be familiar with fund accounting, budgeting and the workings of a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Knowledge of public library operations a plus. Approximately 3-4 hours per week for duties such as regular billing, preparation of materials for board meetings and attendance (as requested) at library committee and board meetings, and annual budget planning sessions.
Please send resume, three references and required hourly wage by October 19, 2018 to the attention of Library Board President Christine Carpenter via email to email@example.com or via USPS to Altamont Free Library, P.O. Box 662, Altamont, NY 12009.
UHLS Libraries Get Mobile App
We've got a brand new way to access library resources!
Public libraries in Albany & Rensselaer counties now offer an app
called UHLS Mobile,
available for free in both Android and Apple app stores.
Full press release is here.
Every UHLS library is a hotspot this spring. Check out our shared program calendar to find special events!
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Last updated: 10/9/2019© Upper Hudson Library System. All rights reserved.