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Library Job Links

Based on member response, here are some online resources to help your search for employment or if you’re just looking for a change. If you know of more and would like to share them, please do let us know and we’ll add them. To post individual job openings, please see Job Submissions.

United States
LIS Jobs
Resources for Librarians Seeking Jobs on WebJunction
INALJ.com (I need a library job)

Regional
New England States Jobs
Mountain Plains Library Association Jobline

California
California Library Association Jobs Listing

Colorado
Colorado State Library Jobline

Georgia & Southeast
Georgia Public Library Service Job Board

Illinois
Illinois Library Association Jobline
RAILS Library Jobs Board

Indiana

Indiana Library Jobs

Iowa
State Library of Iowa Job List

Maine
Maine State Library Job Jar
Jobs In Maine

Michigan
Michigan Library Association Jobline

Mississippi
Mississippi Library Jobs

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Library Association Job Bank

Texas
Texas State Library Jobs

Washington
Pacific Northwest Library Association

Tech Center Assistant – Meridian Library District

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2015
Job Title: Tech Center Assistant
Anticipated hours per week: Part Time
Institution Meridian Library District
Library Location: Meridian, ID
Website (if applicable): www.mld.org
Duties / Job description: Are you looking for a job that combines your enthusiasm for technology with your exceptional customer service skills? Be a part of a transformational library committed to connecting the community to new and creative technology in meaningful ways. We are not a typical library, and this is not a typical library job. We are looking to fill 2 part time positions at our downtown Meridian, Idaho technology center expected to open this fall. These positions provide patron-­focused library service in response to the technology information needs of library users. This position focuses on hosting and planning library programs and events in addition to providing information and reference assistance to library patrons.Join a library system engaged in community-driven services focused on delivering an innovative and exciting future to residents of Meridian Library District! Recipient of the Idaho Public Library of the Year Award for 2014, Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, and online services.
Qualifications: Experience: 2 years experience in library, event ­planning, education, retail or customer­ service related position or similar experience.
Education: High School Diploma or GED and 2 years of postsecondary education, or equivalent education, training, or experience.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $13.22 per hour
How to apply? For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit our website at www.mld.org.

Digital Services Librarian – Catawba County Library

Job Title: Digital Services Librarian
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Catawba County Library
Library Location: Newton, NC
Website (if applicable): www.catawbacountync.gov/library
Duties / Job description: The Catawba County Library is looking for a Digital Services Librarian to join our team and move our library forward as a leader in visioning and creating the next generation public library.

As a key member of the Library Management Team, this person will:
• Help set strategic direction for the Library
• Develop strategies for moving the Library forward in partnership with other key staff and the community
• Analyze data and community information to help prioritize, focus resources and develop strategic plans
• Contribute in a work environment that encourages high performance, collaboration, innovation and customer service
• Collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of individuals including library staff, Friends of the Library, City and County agencies and community leaders.
• Oversee Library information technologies and technology training with an inspirational, forward-looking vision that encourages innovation and best practices while remaining budget-aware and outcomes-oriented

Expectations of this position:

Expert in technology applications and library digital resources
• NC Live – resources, NC Digital Library
• Microsoft Office Suite, web tools, and other digital services
• Remain current with trends and issues in digital literacy and services
• Liaison with County IT regarding mobile and web applications

Expert in delivering Technology classes
• Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Resume and job searching classes
• Ability to seek out partnerships to facilitate expert trainers for staff and public
• Ability to lead technology team in planning and delivering classes system wide

Technology Team Leader
• Develop and facilitate implementation of technology plan which incorporates goals and objectives that further the strategic direction of the library
• Plan for meeting and exceeding technology training outcomes
• Develop technology competencies for staff, create staff training and troubleshooting manuals, and hold staff training sessions as needed
• Partner with the county Information Technology department to communicate and coordinate technology needs,troubleshooting, strategic planning, implementation; and evaluation of responsive and innovative technologies
• Recommend technology-related and customer-related policies and procedures and advise on long-term needs in relation to these areas.
• Actively pursue grant opportunities and other special programs for technology based initiatives, and coordinate implementation of those projects (LSTA, Edge Initiative, Tech Soup, etc.)
• Communicate with vendors for technical support and program updates as needed to resolve library computer technology and network issues.
• Maintain an accurate inventory of the library’s computer hardware, software, and electronic resources

Library Innovation
• Actively network and participate in professional development opportunities to lead library development of cutting edge technology and digital initiatives

TechConnect Manager
• Manage libraries’ TechConnect space, equipment, and programming
• Coordinate classes with Workforce Development and Manufacturing Solutions Center representatives
• Serve as resident expert for, and train staff on new technologies, including 3D printer, digital cutter, GoPro cameras, large format printer, and related software
• Offer classes for adults and teens in existing and emerging resources and technologies
• Maintain statistics, surveys, and reporting for library technologies, usage, and TechConnect space and other grant commitments

Adult Reference Services
• Excellent customer service and communication skills to determine patron needs and communicate answers
• Provide reference and readers/audiovisual/technology advisory services
• Liaison with NCknows and State Library supported virtual reference services

Qualifications: Master’s Degree Master’s Degree in Library Science with two years of library and/or digital services/information technology experience.

Valid driver’s license

North Carolina public library certification preferred

Must Have
• Positive, upbeat attitude and good interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with library management, colleagues, cross-departmental teams, and key stakeholders in the community.
• Proven project management, troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.
• Ability to simplify complex technological topics for novices.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective knowledge-based relationships with vendors and other partners.
• Ability to work independently and in teams to accomplish shared goals.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $44,332.00/year
How to apply? Go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/catawbacountync/default.cfm
select the “digital services librarian” job and then click on apply

Supplemental Questions
1. Please tell us about your experience, and how you have excelled, in the areas of digital services and information technologies.

2. How do you ensure that you develop and implement technology services that respond directly to customer and staff needs and wants?

3. Please describe your experience in facilitating technology learning in the library environment or with other user groups.

Library Director – Berryville Public Library

Job Closing Date: 09/11/2015
Job Title: Library Director
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Berryville Public Library
Library Location: Berryville, Arkansas
Duties / Job description: Manages all library operations, supervises staff, and works with the Berryville Public Library Board and the Carroll County Library Board on all aspects of library service.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements: completion of studies earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year institution of higher education, excellent communication skills, excellent supervisory skills, experience working in a library, public agency or position with public contact, knowledge of reader interest levels and book titles and authors, demonstrated ability to plan and execute programs and events for the general public, demonstrated operating knowledge of computers and computer programs, good financial management skills, adept at long-range planning, proficiency in speaking/writing Spanish highly desirable.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $28,000-30,000
How to apply? Employment Application Forms are available for pick up at the libraries in Eureka Springs, Berryville and Green Forest. To have an application emailed to you, contact the Carroll and Madison Library System, 870-423-5300 or Dominick@camals.org.
Applications must be mailed to: Johnice Dominick
Chair, Search Committee
106 Spring St.
Berryville, AR 72616

Research Librarian – WV Library Commission

Job Closing Date: 08/29/2015
Job Title: Research Librarian, Librarian I
Institution West Virginia Library Commission
Library Location: Charleston, WV 25305 -0620 WV’s State Capitol, population 50,404
Website (if applicable): http://www.librarycommission.wv.gov/Pages
Duties / Job description: Reports to the Director of State Library Services. As a member of the State
Library Services Team, the research librarian provides professional reference and research services and innovates new services to library patrons (both on and off the state capitol complex); serves as one of the liaisons to agencies and libraries located on the state capitol complex, providing instruction, reference, collection development, and outreach activities as well as the creation and updating of library (Lib) guides and other finding aids, tools, or tutorials; and participates in information/reference desk duty rotation and in online reference duties.In addition, this position fosters the development of library and
Information literacy initiatives and participates in the creation, distribution, and assessment of resources, programs, and activities; participates directly and indirectly in instructional support; shares responsibility for building,
maintaining, and promoting collections that support state employee related
research; and contributes to the profession by participating in continuing
education–courses, workshops, meetings, conferences, and other events.Specific duties (day to day):
* Provides research desk service * Interviews library users to determine their information needs * Advises library users regarding information sources and research strategies * Answers general information and reference queries * Establishes good public relations with library users * Promotes use of library resources, services, and facilities * Assists in maintaining the reference collection by weeding and selection * Selects books for a designated area by reading journals and book reviews * Teaches the Use of the Library * Develops instructional materials, for both face -to-face and online * Conducts library instruction sessions and tours to acquaint customers with resources and facilities available in the library * Other duties as assigned by the Director
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications:
Master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)3 years full-time paid experience as a professional librarian
Good verbal and written communication Skills
Good technology skills
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Salary Range: $29,400 to $32,000
How to apply? Contact:
David Riebe
1900 Kanawha BLVD, East
Building #9
Charleston, WV 25305-0620If you are not a WV state employee please click here for further instructions:
http://www.personnel.wv.gov/job_seekers/apply/Pages

Continuing Education Consultant – WV Library Commission

Job Closing Date: 08/25/2015
Job Title: Continuing Education Consultant, Librarian II
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution West Virginia Library Commission
Library Location: Charleston, WV 25305 -0620 WV’s State Capitol, population 50,404
Website (if applicable): http://www.librarycommission.wv.gov
Duties / Job description: Under the general supervision, at the full-performance level, the Continuing Education Consultant is responsible for coordinating education opportunities for librarians, library staff, and trustees of public libraries across the state, as well as employees of the West Virginia Library Commission.This position is a critical part of Library Development, which supports the work of public libraries across the state through consultation services in all areas of public libraries operations per the objectives of the Library Services and Technology Act’s Strategic Plan.

Responsibilty includes assessing current practices and implementing processes to improve WVLC’s delivery of CE to library statff and trustees. The CE consultant will be responsible for developing and delivering CE workshops, lectures, and seminars in person and in an online environment. The position will involve extensive travel around the state, as well as participation in local and nataional conferences and events.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Library and Information science and a minimum of two years professional experience in public libraries or State Library Agencies are required.The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of public library issues, practices, trends, and library organization issues and work relationships.

Applicants must be proficient with Micro Soft Word and Excel software programs,

Public library management experience is desired. Teaching and event planning experience is a plus.

Applicants must be familiar with, or able to learn to use software designed for online collaboration and instruction, including webinars and asynchronous learning.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $31,164 to $40,000; Dependent upon experience.
How to apply? Contact:David Riebe
West Virginia Library Commission
1900 Kanawha BLVD, E.
Building #9
Charleston, WV 253005-0620

If you are not a state employee please click here for further instructions:
http://www.personnel.wv.gov/job_seekers/apply/Pages/

Program Specialist – Digital Services

Job Closing Date: 09/01/2015
Job Title: Program Specialist – Digital Services
Anticipated hours per week: Part Time
Institution Meridian Library District
Library Location: Meridian, ID
Website (if applicable): http://www.mld.org/
Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking customer service oriented candidates for two part time Program Specialist – Digital Services positions to provide technology assistance to patrons at our downtown Meridian, Idaho technology center expected to open this fall. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about public service, are curious, inventive and imaginative with technology, possess a desire to keep up-to-date on the latest technology, and desire to share their technical knowledge to teach and serve others. The primary work schedule is expected to be 12:00 pm or after MondayFriday and will include a regular weekend rotation, or scheduled based on business need.Join a library system engaged in community-driven services focused on delivering an innovative and exciting future to residents of Meridian Library District! Recipient of the Idaho Public Library of the Year Award for 2014, Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, and online services.

Number of Hours: 19 hours per week or based on business need.
This position is not eligible for benefits.

Qualifications: Experience: 2 years experience in library, event-planning, education, retail or customer-service related position or similar experience.Education: High School Diploma or GED and 2 years of postsecondary education, or equivalent education, training, or experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and public-speaking experience. Bilingual, preferably Spanish-English, Russian-English, or other languages. Desired personal attributes include: a positive approach to interacting with the public, a continuous desire to update technology skills, and a sense of humor. Proficiency in both Windows and Mac operating systems. Knowledge and experience with music, video, and audio editing software. Knowledge of microcontrollers and basic robotics. Must be able to work alone at a location and be able to juggle multiple priorities and patron needs.

Salary Range: 13.22 per hour
How to apply? For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit our website at www.mld.org.

Community Librarian – Meridian Library District

Job Title: Community Librarian
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Meridian Library District
Library Location: Meridian, ID
Website (if applicable): http://www.mld.org/
Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking a compassionate, customer service focused Community Librarian who is passionate about engaging patrons from all backgrounds and ages. The ideal candidate has an awareness of the entire community, sense of humor, and a positive and enthusiastic approach to providing library services.Number of Hours: 40 hours per week or based on business need.

Benefits: The Library offers a competitive benefits package that includes 100% employer paid monthly health insurance premium for employee Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, a company-sponsored HRA, PERSI retirement, paid holidays, generous paid time-off, and more!

Qualifications: Experience: 1-3 years professional library experience.Education: Master’s in Library Science or Master’s in Library Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution (enrolled or completed) or equivalent experience.

Training, Licenses, or Certifications: Valid Idaho driver’s license in good standing.

Supervisory Responsibility: Accepts and directs the work of volunteers. Assumes supervisory responsibilities when assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: Supervision and/or programming experience and bilingual, preferably Spanish-English, or other languages. Desired personal attributes include an awareness of the entire community, sense of humor, a passion for engaging patrons from all backgrounds and all ages, and a positive and enthusiastic approach to providing library services.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: 43,000 annual starting salary
How to apply? For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit our website at www.mld.org.

Circulation Supervisor – Central Branch

Job Closing Date: 09/04/2015
Job Title: Circulation Supervisor
Institution Davis County (Utah) Library
Library Location: Central Branch Layton, Utah
Website (if applicable): http://www1.daviscountyutah.gov/library/
Duties / Job description: JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Branch Librarian supervises all aspects of the circulation functions at the branch level. Performs specialized and complex circulation tasks at both the branch and system levels.EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Supervises all aspects of the circulation functions of the branch, including but not limited to check in and check out, shelving and shelf maintenance, accounting of fine money, and registration; performs specialized and complex circulation tasks that require the use of independent judgment. Supervises clerical positions, which may include Pages, Circulation Clerks and Office Specialist Is. Hires and trains employees in circulation tasks as established by the Library system. Schedules, assigns and monitors work; conducts performance appraisals in compliance with County Policies and Procedures and practices. Documents performance issues in a timely and appropriate manner, and properly refers employees for disciplinary action in accordance with County Policies and Procedures. Articulates library policy to patrons and provides initial interpretation of policy as needed, making exceptions as warranted based on understanding of library policies and procedures; demonstrates an understanding of library policy in order to act as a resource and trainer for circulation policies and procedures as directed by the Branch Librarian. Directs workflow related to circulation functions including scheduling of staff, establishing of task priorities, and assignment of daily duties to ensure that essential circulation duties are accomplished; monitors accuracy of circulation tasks and suggests modifications in routines and procedures to improve efficiency. Reviews correspondence and reports related to circulation functions; determines information to be extracted for further use, sharing this information with staff in an appropriate format; maintains records and files at the branch level and ensures reports are completed in a timely manner; updates the circulation procedures manual as changes/additions are instituted. Supervises handling of monies collected from fines and fees accurately applying knowledge of library policy about fines; ensures copy machines and change machines are maintained and ledgers are properly balanced; ensures deposits are sent to Headquarters in accordance with the established schedule; may accept and note payments on payment plans; may negotiate or set-up payment plans with patrons at discretion of Branch Librarian. Maintains accuracy of branches’ patron registrations, forwarding completed applications to Headquarters in a timely manner. Participates with other Library supervisors and administrators in evaluating Library policies and procedures, assuring equitable and efficient application, and modifying them as necessary to increase effectiveness. Oversees library system patron applications; maintains master file of registration forms and ensures file is accurate and accessible; maintains inventory of forms, library cards, and patron barcodes; responds to registration problems. Processes postal return notices/mail and e-mail notices; updates existing computer records and resolves incomplete or incorrect addresses. Researches patron records and prepares overdue letters; follows up on overdue letters and prepares accounts being submitted to the outside collection agency; monitors and updates information from collection agency website; updates patron records and maintains files of submissions and reports. Oversees telephone renewal program (Headquarters). Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduation plus the equivalent of two (2) years of full-time work experience in a public library environment. Experience must include the performance of routine circulation tasks. Related part-time experience may be applied toward the minimum experience requirement. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. Preference for one (1) year of supervisory experience in a public library environment.SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on County business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $14.92/Hour
How to apply? IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Position will be at Central Branch in Layton. Must pass the Library’s data entry test. Testing is available at Headquarters (Farmington Branch Library), 133 South Main Street, Farmington, Utah. Selected applicant must work day and evening shifts and rotating Saturdays. Proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) required with application; applicants with a Utah driver license can obtain an MVR through the State Driver’s License Division or through Personnel.TO APPLY: An official Davis County Employment Application is required and available in the Davis County Personnel Office, 61 South Main Street, #305, Farmington, Utah or at daviscountyutah.gov/oopm/. Submit applications to the Davis County Personnel Office. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Address: Davis County Office of Personnel Management, 61 South Main Street, #305, Farmington, UT 84025. Mail applications to: P.O. Box 618, Farmington, UT 84025. If assistance is needed, call 801-451-3415. Equal Opportunity Employer

Conference Schedule is now available

The preliminary conference schedule is now available for viewing.  Please remember that this is still a draft and is subject to change. We are just so excited to get “Rockin in Little Rock!” that we wanted to help you plan your session days as early as possible.

The PDF version can be obtained through the conference schedule webpage.

Director – South Whitley Community Public Library

Job Closing Date: Position open until filled.
Job Title: Director
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution South Whitley Community Public Library
Library Location: South Whitley, IN
Website (if applicable): http://www.swcplib.com/
Duties / Job description: South Whitley Community Public Library: Library DirectorThe South Whitley Community Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking an enthusiastic and engaged leader to build on the library’s long tradition of exceptional service.
Applicants for the Director position must have excellent written and oral communications skills, be able to interact well with the staff and public, build upon and advance library programs and services, and be an energetic, responsive, and confident leader.
The SWCPL is a beautiful, recently renovated library in Northeast Indiana with a budget of $500,000, four full-time and several part time staff, and a service population of 5,156. SWCPL is a member of Evergreen Indiana, Overdrive’s eIndiana Digital Consortium, Northeast Indiana Libraries Serving Communities Consortium (LSC), and the Northern Indiana Computer Consortium for Libraries (NICCL).
Qualifications: Qualifications: Candidates must possess at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and an LC4 certification or the ability and willingness to obtain this certification within three years. An MLS from an ALA-accredited college may be preferred.Compensation: The position offers a hiring range of 40,000-48,000 dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefits include vacation, personal, and sick days as well as a health stipend.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: 40,000-48,000
How to apply? To apply, please send the following as attachments to the hiring committee at dkessie@swhitley.lib.in.us :
Cover letter
Resume
Three professional references
Completed common job application found at www.swcplib.comAdditional information, common application, and job description may be found at www.swcplib.com
Position open until filled. The current director is retiring October 31.