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Monday, December 5, 2011

F/T - Manager of Online Services - Nassau Library System

Job Opening at the Nassau Library System Manager of Online Services Excellent career opportunity for highly motivated professional with initiative. Provide technological leadership for NLS and our member libraries. Inform    Inspire  ◊  Coordinate  ◊  Facilitate  ◊  Problem solve  ◊  Innovate  
Responsibilities Work with 54 member libraries to encourage and assist them in developing and enhancing their online resources and services. Identify, evaluate and recommend member library subscriptions to online resources and services. Negotiate discounts for group subscriptions.  Manage ordering, billing and support services to libraries that subscribe to these resources and services via NLS. Plan, manage and provide technology-related training and vendor demonstrations. Approve member library technology plans as required by DLD. Coordinate with ALIS to effectively integrate member library online services and the Nassau-e Portal with the ILS. Coordinate with NLS’ internet service and network provider (ALIS) to ensure maximum availability of NLS’ online information, systems and services. Develop or manage the development of online tools and services for NLS staff. Manage NLS’ technology staff and NLS’ relationship with its technology consultants.  
Qualifications M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library school At least 5 years of relevant experience Knowledgeable about library-related technologies and proven ability to evaluate & implement them Demonstrated organizational skills / Excellent verbal and written communication skills Commitment to excellent customer service Willingness and ability to work in a collegial environment as a team member NLS is not subject to Civil Service. The Nassau Library System is an equal opportunity employer.  
Compensation Starting salary $75,000 - $88,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications Excellent benefits Involvement in professional associations and continuing education encouraged and supported  
Apply Send resume and cover letter to Jackie Thresher, Director, Nassau Library System, via e-mail ( or mail to 900 Jerusalem Avenue, Uniondale, NY 11553.  
Deadline Preference will be given to applications received by December 16, 2011, but applications will continue be accepted until the position is filled.   ************************************************************************* The Mid-Hudson Library System, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, is seeking an experienced librarian to lead and administer automation services to sixty-six public libraries, which serve communities ranging in population from several hundred to 70,000.

The Automation Coordinator, with a salary range of $56,000 to $61,000, is a member of the System’s senior management team and includes the supervision of a small staff. The position is responsible for ensuring the reliability and integrity of the integrated library system (ILS), which is Innovative's Millennium. The ILS is used by all sixty-six member libraries of the System and manages 300,000 patrons and collections of 2.4 million items. System-wide circulation totaled 4.7 million items in 2010.

The Coordinator will have the opportunity to lead the transition from Millennium to Innovative’s new ILS, Sierra, which is planned for the spring of 2013.

The Coordinator also assists member libraries in identifying, implementing and evaluating resource sharing standards, and developing and analyzing the effectiveness of the system-wide catalog.

The ideal candidate can provide evidence of strong customer service, effective written and oral communication, project management, and the ability to collaborate as well as lead. The ideal candidate treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; inspires and motivates others to perform well, and can meet challenges with resourcefulness and good humor.

There is a strong expectation that the individual appointed to this position will participate in local and regional workshops and conferences, and maintain a high level of professional recognition. Travel within the systems is required.

Minimum qualifications are a Master's degree (MLS, MIS) from an ALA accredited institution and two or more years of related full-time experience, including one year of supervisory experience. Personal experience and the supervision of others in cataloging and classification, LC authority control, the management of MARC records, and the application of AACR2 rules are essential.

Resumes, statements of interest, and lists of three professional references can be sent to until December 31, 2011. Review of candidates begins January 3, 2012.

Mike Nyerges
Executive Director
Mid-Hudson Library System
845.471.6060 Ext 217
Fax 845.454.5940