Job Posting — Resource Sharing & Outreach Librarian (Part-Time, Permanent)–Ithaca, New York

South Central Regional Library Council invites applications for the position of Resource Sharing & Outreach Librarian.  This is a 25 hours per week part-time, permanent position in a great location and an energizing, collegial environment. The work schedule is flexible, the benefits generous.  The position’s hours could be increased in the future. Feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues and distribution/discussion lists.


Hospital Library Services Program

  • Manages the Hospital Library Services Program.

o   Provides outreach, advice, guidance, and consulting to SCRLC’s hospital librarians and liaisons, included training on electronic resources when necessary.

o   Maintains relationships and communication with hospital members through visits, publications, needs assessments, etc.

o   With the executive director, develops an annual HLSP plan, budget, and report.

  • As feasible, develops projects and investigates alternative service models, seeking new sources of funding to support them.
  • Creates and maintains a LibGuide and webpage relevant to the hospital members’ needs.

Resource Sharing

  • Provides leadership for Council members in the area of resource sharing.
  • Serves as liaison to SCRLC’s Bibliographic and Referral Center (BARC), an interlibrary loan referral service that is currently outsourced to Tompkins Cortland Community College.
  • Investigates and recommends SCRLC or SCRLC libraries’ participation in regional, statewide, or national resource sharing collaborative efforts, e.g., the IDS project, Rethinking Resource Sharing, WorldShare, etc.
  • Oversees and informs members of delivery mechanisms supported by SCRLC, e.g., UPS CampusShip, ELD Statewide Delivery.
  • Analyzes ILL trends and their impact on SCRLC members.
  • Works with Fiscal Services Manager to collect interlibrary loan statistics from members.
  • Maintains relationships and communication with Council members.
  • Creates and maintains a LibGuide and webpage of interlibrary information relevant to the membership’s needs.
  • Works in partnership with the Fiscal Services Manager on Coordinated Collection Development Aid for Academic Libraries (CCDA)

*   Revises plan in collaboration with SCRLC academic librarians.

*   Maintains communication among academic members regarding CCDA changes.

  • Promotes the Medical Information Services Program (MISP) for ILL; ensures members are aware that they can use.

Education and Experience


  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Excellent project management skills, including planning and budgeting.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain programs and services to meet identified needs.
  • Ability to work independently and in a well-organized manner.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Knowledge of library trends and developments in all types of libraries.


  • Experience in collaborative library networks/consortia.
  • Experience working in two or more types of libraries, including hospital libraries.
  • Knowledge of WorldShare, ILLiad, or other interlibrary loan platforms.
  • Knowledge of LibGuides, social media, and website development.

Salaries and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. SCRLC offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, TIAA/CREF retirement, 21 vacation days, 3 personal days, 12 sick days, and 14 holidays. Benefits for part-time positions are pro-rated and based on a 37.5 hour work week.

About SCRLC: One of nine NYS multitype Reference and Research Library Resources Councils, from its headquarters in Ithaca SCRLC serves 70+ members across 10,000 square miles in the 14-county region of Allegany, Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates. Members include academic, hospital, corporate and non-profit libraries, public library systems, and school library systems and their members. As a result, SCRLC serves over 500 libraries.  It is a fantastic group of libraries, library systems, and cultural organizations with which to work and collaborate!

Ithaca, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, is renowned for its beautiful gorges, waterfalls, rolling hills, and sparkling Cayuga Lake. This diverse, multicultural community is home to artists, authors, performers, and some of the world’s leading scientists and researchers. Environmentally conscious, Ithaca offers recreation and year-round sporting activities from kayaking and windsurfing to hiking the numerous area trails and college sporting events.  The SCRLC office is located in Ithaca’s vibrant downtown, near one of the last pedestrian malls left in the United States, and not too far from Ithaca Falls.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Mary-Carol Lindbloom, Executive Director, South Central Regional Library Council,<>.

Deadline for Application: Applications received by April 30, 2016 will be given preference, though they will be accepted until the position is filled.

South Central Regional Library Council is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions at SCRLC are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. SCRLC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. SCRLC offers a warm, collegial, and inclusive environment.

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