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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.
California Library Association Jobs Listing
Colorado State Library Jobline
Georgia & Southeast
Georgia Public Library Service Job Board
Michigan Library Association Jobline
Mississippi Library Jobs Online
Pennsylvania Library Association Job Bank
Texas State Library Jobs
Pacific Northwest Library Association
Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Step 1: Dial in: 866-740-1260
Access Code: 5149183
Step 2: Web Login — https://cc.readytalk.com/r/w790mcbsnjk6&eom
ARSL Mission Statement:
The Association for Rural & Small Libraries provides resources and support that empower those
in small and rural libraries to deliver excellent service for their communities
2 min. I. Welcome and Call to Order Donna Brice, President
****** Start Meeting Recording******
3 min. II. Consent Agenda
- Approve Minutes of Jan. 28 and March 25 2015*/**
- Current Financial Statements, Jan. 28 and March 25 2015*/**
- Member Services Committee Report
- Conference Planning Committee Report
- Partnerships Committee Report
- Member Development Committee Report
- Governance Committee Report
- Finance Committee Report
- Executive Committee Report
- President’s Report
30 min. III. Verbal Committee Reports if Pulled from Consent Agenda – 5-8 min Updates
- Member Services Committee
- Conference Planning Committee
- Partnership Committee
- Member Development Committee
- Governance Committee
- Finance Committee
10 min. IV. Presidents Report Donna Brice
- IMLS Award Ceremony, May 18, 2015
- IMLS Board Meeting, May 19, 2015
- Research Institute for Public Libraries
- Committee Volunteer Needs
- An questions or discussion on Board Votes since last Board meeting?
10 min. V. Seeking Board approval of committee-recommended Tena Hanson
Slate of candidates for the 2015 Election. */**
10 min. VI. IMLS Focus Group Meeting Jet Kofoot
5 min. VII. ARSL Dashboard Donna Brice
10 min. VIII. Bylaw Changes */** Amy Marshall/Kevin Tomlinson
5 min. IX. PUBLIC COMMENT
5 min. IX. Topics Identified for Board Work Session?
Next Board Meeting – Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:30AM Eastern –Zoom
90 min. ADJOURN BOARD MEETING
* Denotes Action Item
** Posted in DROP BOX
Today’s Date: 05/11/2015
Job Closing Date: 06/01/2015
Job Title: Library Development Consultant
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Northeast Kansas Library System
Library Location: Lawrence, KS
Website (if applicable): www.nekls.org
Duties / Job description: The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) has an opening and we’re looking for someone with lots of energy and enthusiasm to come work with us!
Library Development Consultant: Opportunity for a creative librarian who will enjoy the challenge of helping the members of a 14-county regional multitype library system to develop exceptional library services.
* Coordinate programs of consulting, continuing education, planning and development with all types of member libraries,
* Play an active role in statewide cooperative activities, work in close collaboration with personnel from other regional and urban library systems and the Kansas State Library
* Requires excellent communication and organizational skills, commitment to teamwork and customer service, and be able to travel,
* Must be comfortable with both personal interaction and library technology,
* MLS degree and prior experience required. Knowledge of a broad range of library governance and management issues and prior experience in public library, school library, regional system or statewide library development preferred. Experience with collection development and grant writing a plus.
Excellent salary and benefits. Position open until filled. Evaluation of applications will begin June 1, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. Apply with cover letter, resume and references to: Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 W. 6th Street, or by email to email@example.com. EOE
For complete information, go to our website at: http://nekls.org/about/staff/jobs-in-nekls/.
Sharpen those pencils!
Qualifications: • Familiarity with library operations, policy development, and management issues, including public library board operations and personnel issues.
• Familiarity with collection management procedures and best practices.
• Experience in or with school libraries preferred.
• Experience with grant writing and fundraising is preferred.
• Experience with multi-type regional or statewide library development programs or in more than one type of library is preferred, as is familiarity with Kansas library statutes.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and ongoing activities simultaneously.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Experience in presenting and group facilitation is preferred.
• Ability to work effectively with co-workers and member libraries, demonstrating a friendly, collegial manner.
• Demonstrated consulting ability.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $47,000 – $51,000 DOQ
How to apply? For complete information, go to our website at: http://nekls.org/about/staff/jobs-in-nekls/.
Apply with cover letter, resume and references to: Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 W. 6th Street, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE
To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.
The following are the fees for what we feel is the premier conference geared towards small and rural libraries.
Please remember your registration fees include 2 breakfast (Thursday & Friday), 2 (Thursday & Friday), along with a Saturday morning brunch. Additionally, please note there is one additional fee of $3.95 built into the online form which is a pass through cost charged by the online registration management service.
We hope you agree that when considering the benefits of coming to conference and the included keynote and meal events, the ARSL conference is a very affordable conference. We look forward to seeing you in Little Rock in October.
|Registration Type||2015 Fees|
|Early Bird Member (through August 29)||$ 260.00|
|Early Bird Non-Member (through August 29)||$ 325.00|
|Regular Member (starting August 30)||$ 325.00|
|Regular Non-Member (starting August 30)||$ 400.00|
|Full-time Student||$ 190.00|
|One-day (early) with meals||$ 185.00|
|On-site, full conference, member with NO meals||$ 325.00|
|On-site, full conference, non-member with NO meals||$ 400.00|
|On-site, full conference, full-time student with NO meals||$ 190.00|
|On-site, one-day, NO meals||$ 185.00|
|Extra Exhibitor with Meals||$ 185.00|
|Meals + Reception only||$ 185.00|
|Author Event only||$ 65.00|
Register now! Click here.
Little Rock – The speaker line-up for the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) annual conference has been released. Over the 3 day conference October 1-3, 2015, five major speakers will headline the event.
The event kicks off with the former voice of the Arkansas Razorbacks and local television personality, Craig O’Neil, who will entertain attendees during breakfast. Later that day, Josh Hanagarne, author of The World’s Strongest Librarian will speak about how an extreme case of Tourette syndrome has done little to slow this Salt Lake City librarian down. He credits books and weightlifting (after faith and family) as his salvation, both of which helped control his tics. With disarming candor, Hanagarne shares his incredible story, bringing audiences to laughter and tears.
Friday is author day at the conference. The breakfast session begins with author, Daniel Black. Black, while a native of Kansas, spent the majority of his childhood years in Blackwell, Arkansas. He is the author of Perfect Peace, the 2014 selection for the statewide program “If All of Arkansas Read the Same Book.” Awarded the Ph.D. in African American Studies from Temple University, Dr. Black is currently a professor of African American Studies at Clark Atlanta University. His newest release, The Coming, is a first-hand account of the trauma and triumph of Africans on a slave ship in the 16th century and will be released in upcoming months.
Bestselling author, PC Cast will headline the author luncheon sponsored by the State Library of Arkansas on Friday. Cast, a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame, is an award winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. Her novels have received many prestigious awards including: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, and the Laurel Wreath. Her famed House of Night series, an international phenomenon, has reached #1 on U.S., German, Brazilian, and U.K. bestseller lists. That series remained a fixture on The New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for nearly 160 weeks and counting, with more than 20 million copies in print and sold in over forty countries to date.
The conference will conclude with award winning architect Zach Benedict. As a managing partner at MKM architecture and design, Zach handles the company’s community based projects. As the son of a Librarian, Zach also grew up understanding the importance of libraries in communities. He has presented on topics including intergenerational communities, the library as a “Third Place” in the community, and more on the planning of communities and the library’s role in the community.
Conference registrations begin as low as $263.50 /person with most meals included.
Early registration for the conference opens April 27, 2015 online at http://www.regonline.com/2015arslannualconference
PC Cast is a #1 NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. She is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. An award winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. She is an experienced teacher and talented speaker.
She authored The House of Night series, an international phenomenon. It has reached #1 on U.S., German, Brazilian, and UK bestseller lists, and remained a fixture on The New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for nearly 160 weeks and counting, with more than 20 million copies in print and rights sold in over forty countries to date.
An extreme case of Tourette syndrome has done little to slow down Salt Lake City librarian Josh Hanagarne, author of The World’s Strongest Librarian. After faith and family, he credits books and weightlifting—adopted to control his tics—as his salvation. With disarming candor, Hanagarne shares his incredible story, bringing audiences to laughter and tears. Josh believes in curiosity, questions, and strength, and that things are never so bad that they can’t improve. Currently, Josh is a librarian at the Salt Lake City Public Library.
Tour of Two Libraries
Date: 9/30/2015 Time: 1pm – 4pm
Description: A Trip to Little Rock isn’t complete for a group of Librarians, without visiting a couple libraries. Tour the Argenta Library in North Little Rock and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. Transit between the libraries will be on the River Rail Street Car Trolley making it a true Little Rock experience.
Walking Tour of Downtown Little Rock
Date: 9/30/2015 Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Description: Come experience the beautiful River Walk district in Little Rock. Experience the Farmer’s Market and other picturesque shops and places that make up this beautiful tourist attraction.
Cost: $ 0
Title: What We Talk About When We Talk About Apps!
Date: 9/30/2015 Time: 1pm – 5pm
Speakers: Jeffrey Stoffer & Yadi Osuna
Description: There are hundreds of different things that you can use your iPad for at your library. Now that you own an iPad, what do you put on it?
Title: Emergency Preparedness
Date: 9/30/2015 Time: 1pm – 5pm
Speakers: Eva Grizzard
Description: This workshop will introduce key concepts of emergency preparedness, including risk assessment, response procedures, and recovery actions. Participants will walk through the creation of a disaster plan, and will leave with templates and tools for creating their own plan.
Title: The Accidental Leader
Date: 9/30/2015 Time: 1pm – 5pm
Speakers: George Needham
Description: Leadership may not be something you aspire to, but you may find yourself in a leadership role unexpectedly; how do you quickly find the internal and external resources you need to lead? What do you do when you’re younger than the people you’re supposed to lead? How do you exercise authority without becoming either a tyrant or a pushover? Participants will hear strategies, practical advice, anecdotes, and, hopefully, a few laughs drawing on the speakers decades of experience.