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Savona Library Director

Savona Free Library
Savona, NY

Job Description:
The Board of Trustees of the Savona Free Library seeks an energetic, innovative and community-oriented  Library Director to provide quality library service to residents of Savona, Campbell and the surrounding communities.  Duties include providing  library services to the public, recruiting and overseeing staff, creating and administering budgets, writing grants and raising funds, and developing and sustaining programs and services. The candidate must demonstrate strong 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 preferred.

The Savona Free Library is in the Finger Lakes Region and near Corning, NY.  The library is located in the Savona Village Hall and is in the process of expanding.  The library recently completed renovation of a historic building to provide meeting room space for library programming  and community use.  The library is in the initial fundraising stage to build a new library adjoining the historic building.


Minimum Required Qualifications:Graduation from an accredited college or university with at least a Associate’s degree.

Preferred:A Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year of professional experience in administering not-for-profit, government, education, human services, or library services OR A master’s Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York state Education department as following acceptable education practices.

Essential Duties of the Position

  1. Plan, implement and evaluate library services to the needs of the community.

  2. Manage budget, finances and personnel of the library.

  3. Develop and maintain positive relationships with the Southern Tier Library System, its member libraries and community organizations.

  4. Actively promote community visibility and involvement.

  5. Work in collaboration with the Board of Trustees.

  6. Ability to write grants and proposals.

  7. Ability to maintain library website and facebook page.

Key Personal Abilities

  1. Ability to work well with children, adults, the Board of Trustees and members of the community.

  2. Values the importance of equal access to books and information.

  3. Organized with the ability to schedule time effectively and meet deadlines.

  4. Is resourceful, enthusiastic, and flexible and has the ability to motivate others.

  5. Treats others with honesty, empathy and respect.

  6. Is open to creative and innovative solutions.

  7. Communicates clearly in both written and oral form to individuals and groups.

Salary & Benefits
This is a part time position with a minimum of 18 hours per week and may range up to 27 hours per week.   The position pays $13.50 per hour.  Paid vacation leave is available after 1 year of employment.

How to Apply

Application materials (cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references) must be electronically submitted in PDF format to wdfiske@gmail.comby July 17, 2014.

Please send questions to William  Fiske, President, Board of Trustees at

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Youth Services Coordinator

Cuba Circulating Library, a member of the Southern Tier Library System, in Cuba, New York is seeking a dynamic individual to fill our anticipated vacancy of Youth Services Coordinator.  This position requires approximately 30 hours per week with some evening and weekend work.  Wages are commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:

The Youth Services Coordinator (YSC) arranges and facilitates children’s programming in a very active library. Customer service to our children and their caregivers is a vital component of this position. The YSC plans and teaches weekly story hours, arranges for, and hosts, youth and family programs. This person must have knowledge of, and experience working with, children’s literature. The YSC manages (reviewing, selecting, ordering, weeding and maintaining) the children’s book and multi-media collection.  This position also requires a familiarity with computers, social media, gaming, and the many activities that might be possible or enhanced using today’s technology. The YSC works on assigned projects to promote interactive, creative, educational experiences for the public, and performs related duties as assigned by the Library Director. 


The successful candidate will have an Associate’s Degree in an applicable area plus experience working with children in a related field. The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or Education. 


Applications will be accepted until June, 13 2014.  Our new Youth Services Coordinator will begin employment during the first week of August 2014. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references to  In the subject line of your email, please reference “Hiring Committee, Youth Services Coordinator.”


Librarian I

The Penn Yan Public Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic full-time Adult Services Librarian who possesses superior customer service skills, easily adapts to change and is able to fully participate as a team member in planning and implementation of library services. The Adult Services Librarian will provide creative library programming, develop and maintain community partnerships, teach adults technology in a classroom setting and one on one, create dynamic content for the library's online presence, provide reference and readers' advisory services, develop and maintain a part of the library's collection, and assist in grant writing and implementation. A successful candidate must be proactive and willing to gain new knowledge and skills as required. Strong technology and computer skills, including knowledge of website design software, on-line reference sources, Microsoft applications, eBooks and other down loadable formats, devices and social media is required. Schedule will vary and includes nights and weekends.

A Master's Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association and eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian's professional certification at time of application with possession of certificate at the time of appointment is required.More information can be found at:

The Civil Service announcement and application can be found at on the Yates County Personnel Department website at: or by calling (315) 536-5112. The on-line application must be printed and mailed to the Yates County Personnel Department by June 27th.

Please also include resume, cover letter and three professional references with the application. These may be also be emailed to

Application Due Date: June 27, 2014