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Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Research Library

25 Nottingham Court

Buffalo, New York 14216-3119

http://www.buffalohistory.org/library/index.htm

bechslibr@bechs.org

August 31, 2011


Job Opening

Position: ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN

Department
: Library & Archives

Employment Category: Part time (20 hours/week)

Reports to: Director, Library and Archives

Overview:

The Assistant Librarian provides cataloging, archival arrangement and description, online catalog maintenance, and telephone, online, and in-person reference assistance with fulfilling of the research needs of scholars, genealogists, historians, students, museum staff, the media, and the general public. The schedule includes Saturday afternoons and occasional evenings. Wages are commensurate with experience.

Qualifications:

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school
Desire to advance the mission of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Respect for the standards and protocols followed by accredited museums
Familiarity with OCLC, MARC21, AACR2, LCSH, and LC classification
Experience developing original records in OCLC for a variety of media
Training and/or experience in archival arrangement and description
Fluency with the Microsoft Office suite
Warm and welcoming approach to staff and the public
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
Ability to tolerate moderate physical demands, including shifting books and boxes, lifting boxes weighing up to 50 lbs, climbing stairs, and using ladders to retrieve and reshelve library materials
Ability to function smoothly in a sometimes hectic and demanding environment
Available on Saturday afternoons

Preferred:

Bachelor’s degree in history or related field
Previous library, museum, or gallery experience
Experience with hosted online library catalogs
Supervisory experience with volunteers or support staff
Knowledge of major people, places, things, and events in Buffalo history
Facility with the Google suite, including Google calendars, Google Docs, and Google Books
Comfort with occasional public speaking engagements, such as presentations on library collections and research techniques

Responsibilities:

Original and copy cataloging of monographs, serials, manuscript collections, image collections, and audiovisual media
Maintain online public access catalog
Arrange and describe manuscript collections & institutional archives
Assist with acknowledgement and processing of donations to library collections
Assist with transfer of deaccessioned library items to peer institutions
Provide courteous and accurate reference services in person and remotely, via telephone, email, and postal mail
Interact and communicate with a variety of clientele
Assist with shelving
Other duties as assigned

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and addresses of 3 references to the following address. We will accept electronic and hard copy applications until Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Please, no telephone calls.

Cynthia Van Ness

Director of Library & Archives

Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Research Library

25 Nottingham Court

Buffalo, New York 14216-3119

bechslibr@bechs.org

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Reference & Instruction Librarian

St. Bonaventure University is looking for a public service-oriented librarian to perform general reference duties, library instruction, and collection development.

An MLS from an ALA-accredited school is required, as is experience working with electronic resources. Preference will be given to those having some experience with instruction. Experience working in an academic library is also preferred but not essential.

Candidates will be asked to make a classroom presentation as part of the interview. This will be either a 9 month or a 12 month appointment depending on the candidate. Application review will begin immediately, with the position to start August 22, or as soon after as possible.

St. Bonaventure University, which is adjacent to Olean, NY, is a liberal arts based university in the Catholic/Franciscan tradition, with professional programs in business, education, and journalism, along with masters level graduate programs. The library has nearly 300,000 volumes and a constantly growing number of electronic resources, along with important rare book and archival collections. The library’s website can be accessed at: http://www.sbu.edu/library.

Send resume, three references that can be contacted, and salary expectations to Paul J. Spaeth, Director of the Library, at pspaeth@sbu.edu. We are accepting electronic applications only. EOE.


Evening Circulation Supervisor opening: St. Bonaventure University

St. Bonaventure University is looking for a service-oriented person to fill the position of evening circulation supervisor in Friedsam Memorial Library. Responsibilities include overall supervision of the library building from 4:45 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Sunday-Thursday when school is in session, supervision of student assistants, oversight of evening circulation functions, oversight of book stack maintenance, and other duties as assigned.

A high school diploma is required, as is experience supervising employees. Preference will be given to those holding at least an associate’s degree. Experience working in a library is also preferred but not essential.

This is a 9 month appointment, with full benefits. Application review will begin immediately, with the position to start August 22.

St. Bonaventure University, which is adjacent to Olean, NY, is a liberal arts based university in the Catholic/Franciscan tradition, with professional programs in business, education, and journalism, along with masters level graduate programs. The library has nearly 300,000 volumes and a constantly growing number of electronic resources, along with important rare book and archival collections. The library’s website can be accessed at: http://www.sbu.edu/library.

Send resume, three references that can be contacted, and salary expectations to Paul J. Spaeth, Director of the Library, at pspaeth@sbu.edu. We are accepting electronic applications only. EOE

The Olean Public Library is seeking a part time librarian to provide reference service and computer instruction.

Duties:

  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory service
  • Provide instruction in both print and electronic resources
  • Provide individual assistance and instruction, including one-on-one computer tutoring, to meet the needs and abilities of patrons using the library’s public computer center. Areas of instruction will include, but not be limited to, the following: basic computer skills; setting up and using e-mail; searching the Internet; and using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required:

  • Strong public service orientation
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with the public
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to communicate library policies and procedures to the public
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Schedule:

Includes some evenings and weekends.

Qualifications:

ALA accredited MLS and NYS Public Librarian Certificate preferred, but will consider a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school.

Send resume and cover letter by May 27, 2011 to:

Kim Mahar

Assistant Director

Olean Public Library

134 N. 2nd Street

Olean, NY 14760

716-372-0200

kmahar@oleanlibrary.org

www.oleanlibrary.org