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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

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 Online

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Library Association Job Bank

Texas
Texas State Library Jobs

Washington
Pacific Northwest Library Association

Digital Experience Consultant – CO

Today’s Date: 09/21/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/13/2014

Job Title: Digital Experience Consultant

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Colorado State Library

Library Location: Colorado

Website (if applicable): http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/hr/jobs

Duties / Job description: George Orwell said in 1984, “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” Replace the words “human minds” with “web resources” and you might just have found the opportunity of a lifetime. To tear common understanding apart and rebuild it in a way that reaches the library community in shapes and forms that they have not yet experienced. Do you think of the world in the form of wire frames and story boards? Do you enjoy planning web-based solutions? Revel in the nitty-gritty of web design while working with a smart, dedicated team of library professionals?

The Networking and Resource Sharing Division of the Colorado State Library is looking for someone who embodies these traits and the expertise necessary to work on user experience design, front-end website development, content management and strategy, and more.

If you’re ready to apply your skills toward shaping current and future online library services for the betterment of Colorado Libraries and humankind as a whole, then check out the details of this opportunity and apply by October 13th, 2014. What have you got to lose. In the words of another keen observer of human nature, Bugs Bunny, “Jumpin’ without a parachute? Kinda dangerous, ain’t it?” but think of the rush!

Whether your philosophies sway more to the Orwellian or the Bugsbunnian – we’d love to hear from you!

Find out more about the Digital Experience Consultant position at: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/hr/jobs
Qualifications: See http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/hr/jobs for details

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 57,000 – 62,000

How to apply? See http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/hr/jobs for details

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Shell Rock, IA

Today’s Date: 09/19/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/01/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

Institution Benny Gambaiani Public Library

Library Location: Shell Rock, IA

Website (if applicable): www.shellrocklibrary.org

Duties / Job description: To administer the Benny Gambaiani Public Library within the provisions of the Code of Iowa and the city of Shell Rock, Iowa. The Director works under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees.

Some specific tasks:
Plans and directs the work for the staff
Selects and purchases all Library materials
Handles all public relations
Keeps all records of financial data
Attends to all daily tasks for the efficient operation of the Library

Qualifications: High school diploma. Library experience preferred, but not required.

Will out of state candidates be considered? No

Salary Range: To be determined
How to apply? Send resume to Benny Gambaiani Public Library, P.O. Box 320; Shell Rock, IA 50670

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

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Children’s Librarian – Huron, SD

Today’s Date: 09/09/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/03/2014

Job Title: Children’s Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Huron Public Library

Library Location: Huron, South Dakota

Website (if applicable): http://www.huronsd.com/city-government/city-employment

Duties / Job description: City of Huron – Job Description

JOB TITLE: Children’s Librarian
DEPARTMENT: Library
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Library Director

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: The primary responsibility of this position is the coordination and implementation of the Library’s services for children, preschool through 6th grade. The Children’s Librarian will have full supervision of the Children’s Area and maintain a quiet, safe, productive, and attractive environment. This position involves working directly with children and their parents or caregivers. It is important, therefore, that the person with this title genuinely likes children, is comfortable with them, and enjoys serving them. It is imperative that the person in this position likes and knows children’s literature. This position will also involve some time at the Circulation Desk as well, but not as a primary assignment. This is a highly visible and responsible position. Above all, the person in this position should present a positive
image of the “personality of the Library” – making all people feel welcome and accepted at the Library.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION: Physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing ladders, and lifting up to 35#s (greater with assistance). Work is performed in a controllable atmosphere with little noise. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:

Administrative
Assists in determining budgets needs for programming and collection development.
 Assists in long range planning.
 Keeps informed of current developments in children’s services by attending professional
meetings and workshops and reading current literature, print and electronic.
 Prepares publicity for children’s programs through press releases, newsletters, bookmarks, posters, social media and websites.
 Cooperates and promotes collaboration with local school through visitations.
 Promotes community outreach with local day cares and preschool facilities.
 Maintains accurate records of programs and attendance figures.
 Provide the Director with the necessary information and make recommendations as to budgetary needs and program planning.
 Solicit funds and find grant opportunities to purchase children’s materials and fund children’s programs.
 Prepares and submits records, and reports of activities and monthly statistics.
 Ability to work all hours of library operation including evenings and weekends.
 Performs other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary.

Collection Development
 Selecting children’s books and materials adhering to the budget.
 Weeding the children’s collection of old and/or outdated materials.
 Performs the duties of cataloging, classification of materials, maintaining computerized card catalog associated with the Children’s Services. Updates master files and computer to assure all are up-to-date.
 Exploring initiatives for promoting early childhood literacy

Programming and Children Services

 Manages all programs associated with Children’s Services’; conducts activities including storytelling, book talks, puppet shows, special activities, computer activities and multimedia programs.
 Planning and coordinating the Library’s summer reading program.
 Assisting students and parents in finding information.
 Conducting library tours for any interested groups and/or school groups.
 Creating displays and bulletin boards in the Children’s Area of the library.
 Assisting patrons in locating materials and answering reference questions.
 Plans and conducts programs for children to encourage them to read, view, listen and use library materials and facilities.
 Confers with teachers, parents, and community groups to assist in developing programs to encourage and improve the children’s library and reading skills.
 Educates patrons on the use of library services including online catalog, providing initial research assistance, how to locate materials, use equipment, and Internet services available.
 Position requires substantial and frequent contact with fellow employees and the public often requiring tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.

SUPERVISION – RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS: May supervise an assistant, seasonal help or circulation staff.

Qualifications: EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree with Library course work preferred; Elementary Education Degree and/or Library Science Degree desired; Two (2) years demonstrated Library experience. Progressive experience with computer technology and audio visual equipment preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Publisher, Excel, social media, and integrated library systems.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $16.90 – 21.16 per hour DOQ

How to apply? http://www.huronsd.com/city-government/city-employment

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

IT Support Specialist – Eagle, ID

Today’s Date: 09/08/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/29/2014

Job Title: IT Support Specialist – City of Eagle-Eagle Public Library

Institution City of Eagle-Eagle Public Library

Library Location: Eagle, ID

Website (if applicable): http://www.cityofeagle.org/index.asp?SEC=AF9F0ADD-D816-484B-8DD1-253A467735FB&Type=B_BASIC

Duties / Job description:

Job Title: IT Support Specialist Department: IT Department

Supervisor’s Title: City Clerk/Treasurer Pay Rate: $60,000

Average Hours Per Week: 40 Status: Full time

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB DUTIES
Under direct supervision of the City Clerk/Treasurer, the IT Support Specialist responsibilities include support for websites, software applications, servers and networks; manage a desktop PC arena, provide technical assistance to all City of Eagle departments and Funds. This position will also include system enhancements, upgrades and new installations as deemed necessary to advance the technology needs of the City.

Technical Support:
• Consults and provides answers to technical questions and requirements posed by the City staff regarding software and/or hardware problems and improvement opportunities.
• Responsible for all new system moves, adds and changes and makes modifications to the network systems as required.
• Oversees the daily performance of all technology systems and networks.
• Acts as the technology security officer for the City, ensuring that files, systems and network access is fully managed and protected. Maintains firewalls and any methods used to access City networks and ensures that they are fully functional at all times. Regularly tests/audits
security to validate that the security tools are working as required.
• Maintains all necessary virus protection tools and keeps them current.
• Responsible for all backup and disaster recovery activities to ensure that vital City data is
fully recoverable.
• Trouble shoots and assists City staff with PC and software issues.
• Performs diagnostic tests to ensure integrity of systems and performs regular scheduled
preventative maintenance.
• Is responsible for installation and maintenance of peripheral devices, including printers,
routers, hubs and network switches.
• Maintains City e-mail systems and adds/deletes users as required.
• Reviews and analyzes hardware and software needs and recommends changes and upgrades.
• Serves as the technology liaison to any local technical user groups and attends meetings as time and budget permits.
• Manages, maintains and updates all of the City-related websites. Acts as the Webmaster for all City websites.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
• Must have a relevant AA degree in technology and able to demonstrate five years relevant IT experience or demonstrate a combination of education, training and experience that has
provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to fully perform as the City’s sole
technology expert.
• Possess IT desktop support skills.
• Ability to work comfortably within LAN and window-based environment.
• Ability to learn, understand and apply technical support for any technology tool used by the City.
• Good interpersonal skills and is comfortable working with users of all ages.
• Professional interaction with the general public; establishing and maintaining effective
working relationships with co-workers, agency representatives, and the general public.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: 60-65,000

How to apply? • Resume
• Cover Letter
• Completed City Application
To obtain application
1. Web site:www.cityofeagle.org
2. In person: City of Eagle City Hall, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, ID 83616 Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM
3. By mail: Eagle City Hall, Parks and Recreation Application, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, ID 83616
4. By Phone: 208-489-8763
5. By email: eaglecity@cityofeagle.org
Application deadline September 29, 2014-Applications can be mailed or dropped off at City of Eagle, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, ID 83616 or emailed to eaglecity@cityofeagle.org

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Children’s Librarian – Algona, IA

Today’s Date: 08/28/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2014

Job Title: Children’s Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Algona Public Library

Library Location: Algona, IA

Website (if applicable): www.ci.algona.ia.us/library

Duties / Job description: The Children’s Librarian is responsible for planning and carrying out youth programming, community outreach, and collection development, among other duties. This person will work closely with the Young Qualifications: A 4-year college degree and previous experience working with youth is required. Adult Librarian to plan and execute programming, such as the Summer Reading Program. A full job description is available at the library’s website.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 27,500-29,000

How to apply? Send a cover letter, current resume, and a list of 3 professional references by 5 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2014 to:
Director
Algona Publlic Library
210 N. Phillips St.
Algona, IA 50511

or by email to algonapl@algona.lib.ia.us

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Nora Springs, IA

Today’s Date: 08/21/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/23/2014

Job Title: Nora Springs Public Library Director

Institution Nora Springs Public Library

Library Location: Nora Springs, Iowa

Website (if applicable): http://www1.youseemore.com/nilc/NoraSprings/

Duties / Job description: Due to the upcoming retirement of our current Director, the Nora Springs Library Board of Trustees is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The position is approximately 30 hours per week.

Located in North Central Iowa, Nora Springs is a small community of approximately 1,500 people. We are situated about 10 minutes from Mason City. Our library serves the people of Nora Springs and Rock Falls communities. The Board of Trustees seeks an active, innovative Director who will continue to develop and strengthen public library services in our community.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director reports to a 5 member Board and is responsible for managing, planning, preparing the annual budget and directing the overall mission of the library. Essential duties include: patron satisfaction, collection development, establishing priorities, developing and meeting the strategic goals and objectives of the library, maintaining good community relations and facility maintenance. The Director supervises 2 part-time library employees.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Applicant must have or be able to complete Public Library Management Courses 1 and 2, and be certified.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Dependent upon experience and qualifications.

How to apply? Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (including e-mail and telephone numbers) for three references to: Karla Wymore, Board of Trustee, 901 Riverview Drive, Nora Springs, IA 50458 or email application materials to kjwymore@gmail.com All applications must be postmarked before September 3, 2014.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Knox, IN

Today’s Date: 08/12/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/30/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Starke County Public Library System

Library Location: Knox, IN

Website (if applicable): www.starkecountylibrary.org

Duties / Job description: Description/Responsibilities: The Starke County Public Library System in Knox, IN is seeking an enthusiastic professional to serve as Library Director. Located 50 miles southwest of South Bend and a 2 hour drive southeast of Chicago, the Starke County Public Library has 30 (9 full time and 21 part time) employees, serves a population of about 18,500 residents, and has 3 branch libraries.

The Library Board of Trustees is looking for an individual who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, organized and very public service oriented. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management, and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology, and best practices for public libraries are a must.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, a minimum of three years of progressively responsible library leadership, and to possess or be able to obtain Indiana Library Certificate 2.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Generous benefits package included.
How to apply? Send letter of introduction, resume, and 3 professional references to Elizabeth Lawrence, Starke County Public Library Board President, Starke County Public Library, 152 W Culver Road, Knox, IN 46534. No phone calls please.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Regional Public Library Director – Young Harris, GA

Today’s Date: 08/07/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/05/2014

Job Title: Regional Public Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Mountain Regional Library System

Library Location: Young Harris, Georgia

Website (if applicable): mountainregionallibrary.org

Duties / Job description: Administers the overall library program for Fannin, Towns and Union counties in accordance with Library Board policies, available funds, and local, state and federal laws. Responsibilities include: development, implementation and interpretation of policies; budgeting and grants management; planning and delivery of services; development and supervision of capital programs, including buildings and technology. The Director is appointed by and reports to the Regional Library Board of Trustees.

The Mountain Regional Library System serves a three county area in the North Georgia Mountains. If you are passionate about public libraries, have leadership skills and a heart of service, enjoy rural life and being part of close-knit communities, this may be the place for you.

Complete, detailed job description and physical requirements available at http://mountainregionallibrary.org.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution; ability to obtain a Grade 5-B certification or higher from the Georgia State Board for the Certification of Librarians. Must demonstrate knowledge of personnel practices, facility operations and maintenance, and financial management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to acquaint the community and elected officials with library services and needs. Experience requirements include 5 years of progressively responsible public library positions including at least 2 years of administrative experience.

Complete, detailed qualifications list and physical requirements available at http://mountainregionallibrary.org.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: state scale based on education and experience plus local supplement

How to apply? Application Materials to Send: Letter specifying experience and qualifications, detailed resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers for at least three professional references.

Send application to: Mountain Regional Library System
ATTN: Director Search Committee
P O Box 159
Young Harris, GA 30582

E-mail: mountain@mountainregionallibrary.org

Telephone: (706) 379-3732

Contact Donna Howell at the phone number or e-mail address above with questions.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Assistant – North Liberty, IA

Today’s Date: 08/06/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/18/2014

Job Title: Library Assistant

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

Institution North Liberty Community Library

Library Location: North Liberty, IA

Website (if applicable): www.northlibertyiowa.org

Duties / Job description: The City of North Liberty is accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant. Duties include: manning circulation desk, customer service, and shelving materials. Applicant must be 16 years of age and available evenings and weekends, 20 hours per week. Hourly rate $10.80. Submit application to Emily O’Sheridan-Tabor, Circulation Services Librarian, 520 W Cherry St, P.O. Box 320, North Liberty, IA 52317 or email etabor@northlibertyiowa.org by 4:00PM, Monday, August 18, 2014. Applications are available at the library or on the city website www.northlibertyiowa.org. Post-offer physical, drug screen and background check required. EOE.

Job Description:
Overview
Perform general and specific duties as assigned under direction of Circulation Services Librarian. Primary responsibilities include shelving library materials accurately, working at information desk as assigned. Performs front line tasks related to circulation of library materials and patron customer service including helping patrons locate library materials; provides consistent, courteous and sincere customer service to patrons and library staff at all times.

Essential Functions and Duties
Include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

• Shelve library material in correct location.
• Interact with and assist patrons in a sincere and consistent manner
• Perform shelf-reading accurately.
• Work the circulation desk.
• Enter new patrons into computer with accurate information.
• Assist patrons with library technology.
• Assist patrons in the use of the library and finding material.
• Process and repair library material as needed
• Catalog magazines and periodicals
• Order and renew magazine subscriptions and keep an accurate database of magazine subscriptions including expiration dates and reading level of magazines.

• Repair and clean damaged A/V material
• Provide staff support for programs and services, including circulation desk, as needed.

This job description is not the complete statement of every task and responsibility that is required of this position. It contains the major duties performed by an individual and may require assistance with other tasks as necessary.

Qualifications: Qualifications
Education, Experience and Skills:
Ability to learn current library technology; ability to relate to a variety of people; ability to adapt to difficult situations; ability to work a variety of hours. Must be 16 years of age or older; must be working on or have completed a high school education.

Physical, mental and environmental requirements: Position requires light work with the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Climbing, pulling, kneeling, stooping, fingering, crawling, crouching, feeling, standing, reaching, hearing, pushing, walking, balancing, lifting, grasping, talking, and repetitive motion is required on a regular basis. Visual and aural perception must be sufficient to operate a variety of office equipment and to communicate effectively with members of the public. Must be functionally literate in written and spoken English and be able to follow written and oral instructions. Position requires exposure to inside environmental conditions.

Will out of state candidates be considered? No

Salary Range: 10.80/hr starting

How to apply? Apply online at northlibertyiowa.org or by email to etabor@northlibertyiowa.org. Questions? Call Emily Tabor, Circulation Services Librarian, at 319-626-5701