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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 08/21/19

Applications Due09/11/19

Vacancy ID73247

AgencyEducation Department, State

TitleSenior Librarian (Reference), Librarian 1, Box OCE-1137/80076

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade19

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $59671 to $75785 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

"Other" Explanation Rotating Saturdays (9:00am – 5:00pm).

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Office of Cultural Education

New York State Library

City Albany


Zip Code12234

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Librarian (Reference).

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Senior Librarian (Reference) or Librarian 1 eligible list. If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Duties Description The New York State Education Department’s Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Senior Librarian (Reference) position in the New York State Library’s Reference Services Unit. The Reference Services Unit provides reference and instructional services to a diverse public and selects, creates, manages and assesses information or research resources, tools and services. Under the direction of the Associate Librarian (Reference), the incumbent will be responsible for performing a variety of duties related to library instruction and programming. Duties of this position will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Develop and coordinate Library online instructional services and programming for distance learners, including webinars, program-based instruction, workshops, and orientations;
• Lead the formulation, production and advancement of e-learning initiatives, which include investigating learning management systems for planning, delivering and managing learning events, such as online instruction, and virtual classroom;
• Conduct workshops and provide online bibliographic instruction in the effective use of Library resources in all formats and by integrating new and emerging technologies and multi-media e-learning tools into the instruction process;
• Design, create and facilitate the use of library online instructional materials, tutorials, bibliographies, and subject-related research guides;
• Develop assessment methods to evaluate the effectiveness of Library online instructional services and programming;
• Manage the Library’s Facebook page, and serve on the Library’s NOVELny team;
• Provide reference and information services in all subjects to a diverse public in-person, by telephone and via email;
• Provide complex and in-depth research searches for subject-specific inquires using print, microform and online resources; and
• Develop the Library’s collection in an assigned area by identifying and suggesting materials in a variety of formats.

Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent appointment. Promotions may change an appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. The work schedule for this position includes flexible hours of Monday through Friday (8:30 or 9:00am – 5:00pm) with rotating Saturdays.

This position may be filled as a traineeship. The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Senior Librarian (Reference), SG-19. The hiring rate for candidates appointed to Librarian 1 starts at $48,027 and, for current NYS employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Appointments made from the Library 1 eligible list will serve a two-year traineeship leading to the SG-19 salary level.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $75,785 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by September 11, 2019 to (E-mail submissions are preferred). You must indicate the Box number (OCE-1137/80076) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Office of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-5215

Fax (518) 486-5631

Email Address


Street NYS Education Department

89 Washington Avenue, OHRM, Room 528 EB

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12234


Notes on ApplyingAPPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by September 11, 2019 to (E-mail submissions are preferred). You must indicate the Box number (OCE-1137/80076) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

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