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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
Today’s Date: 05/20/2013
Job Closing Date: 07/01/2013
Job Title: Library Director
Institution Milan-Berlin Library District
Library Location: Milan & Berlin Heights, OH
Website (if applicable): http://www.milan-berlin.lib.oh.us/
Duties / Job description: The Milan-Berlin Library District is accepting applications for a full-time Library Director.
The director is responsible for providing professional library administration, including planning, organizing, and implementing the programs and services of the library system, supervising library operations and staff, grant writing, and working with the Library Board to develop and implement goals and policies.
Qualifications: Requires a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and direct supervisory experience, or a satisfactory equivalent combination of graduate education and experience.
Salary Range: $42,000-$50,000.
How to apply? Letter of application, including resume and names and contact information for three professional references should be sent to the following address:
Dr. Jolene Buehrer, Chair
Milan-Berlin Library Director Search
22 Old State Road
Milan, OH 44846-9602
To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.
Friday, May 17, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Eastern
Step 1: Dial in: 866-740-1260
Access Code: 5149183
Step 2: Web Login — https://cc.readytalk.com/r/p6gdhe8c9p5l
ARSL Mission Statement:
The Mission of the Association for Rural & Small Libraries is to provide a network of people and materials to support rural and small library staff, volunteers and trustees to integrate the library thoroughly with the life and work of the community it serves.
I. Welcome and Call to Order Andrea Berstler, President
II. Consent Agenda
- Approve Minutes of April 5, 2013
- Current Financial Statements
- Member Services Committee Report
- Conference Committee Report
- Partnerships Committee Report
- Member Development Committee Report
- Governance Committee Report
- Executive Committee Report
- Nominating Committee Report
- Finance Committee Report
- President’s Report
III. Partnerships Committee Steve Seale, Chair
- Review/Approve 8 ARSL Affiliate Network Applications:
- Rural Information Center, National Agricultural Library
- Utah State Library
- Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program, School of Information Sciences, University of Tennessee
- Rural Librarians Roundtable, New York Library Association
- Church and Synagogue Library Association
- Heartland Center for Leadership Development
- Nebraska Library Commission
- Library of Michigan
- Discussion of ARSL Representatives to be Appointed:
- Point person for broadband-related matters
- ARSL Representative to the U.S. First Administration
- Discuss partnership talks with the University of North Texas
- Report on recent Broadband Community Summit in Dallas
V. Nominating Committee Report Becky
- Presentation of slate for 2013 Election of 2013/14 Board
V. New Business
- Future Conference Locations Discussion: Andrea
- 2013 – Iowa/Nebraska
- 2014 – Washington State
- 2015 – New England/Northeast (NH, Mass, RH, CT, VT)
- 2016 – Little Rock, Arkansas State Library
- 2017 – St George, Utah
- 2018 – Tentative (Illinois)
- Potential other locations — Kansas, Mississippi
- More Time for Board to Meet in Omaha? Becky
- ARSL Merchandise at the Conference Louise
VII. PUBLIC COMMENT
Next Board Meeting – Friday, June 21, 2013, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Eastern Time
See also Board Minutes Archive
Again this year, we’re learning of state library agencies making scholarship opportunities available to librarians in their state! In addition to these state-provided scholarships, ARSL has opened up the application process for three ARSL scholarships.
The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is pleased to announce the formation of 2 grants for this year’s Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Omaha, Nebraska from September 26-28, 2013. Funding through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), in conjunction with APLS, provides up to $1,500 reimbursement for registration, travel, hotel and meals for each grant recipient.
Criteria for grant applicants:
· Must work in an Alabama public library
· Never attended an ARSL Conference before
· Have a library service population of less than 25,000
· Have a willingness to network and share
· Agree to write a 1-page article (300 word minimum) for APLSeeds by November 1, 2013.
· Agree to speak at the October 17th Administrators’ Meeting about your conference experience
· If not the head of a library, supervisor approval of the application is required
Completed applications must be postmarked by June 14th, and grant winners will be announced by July 1st. It is up to the recipient to make all travel arrangements. Applications are available on the APLS website (http://www.statelibrary.alabama.gov) under Homepage Quick Links or for download here. Reimbursement forms and receipts must be returned to APLS by October 11th. Any questions should be directed to Denise A. Wetzel at email@example.com or 800-723-8469, ext. 3949.
California will be again providing scholarships. More info soon!
Please find the application for first time conference attendees from Idaho here: http://libraries.idaho.gov/files/2013CE1stTimeConfGrtApp20130126Ktay.pdf Due July 31, 2013.
North Carolina will be again providing scholarships. More info soon!
The Office of Commonwealth Libraries is pleased to announce the formation of four scholarships to attend this year’s Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) Conference in Omaha Nebraska from September 26-28, 2013. Funding through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) provides conference registration plus up to $850 reimbursement for travel, hotel and meals for each scholarship recipient. It is up to the recipient to make all travel arrangements.
The scholarship’s criteria for applicants include:
- Must work in a Pennsylvania small or rural public library
- Never attended a previous ARSL Conference
- Willingness to network and share
- Agree to participate in a Webinar to present what you learned to PA librarians
- If not the head of a library, the supervisor must approve the application
For information on the Utah ARSL Scholarship, visit: http://library.utah.gov/grants/arsl2013.html
Application Deadline May 30, 2013
The Washington State Library, thanks to funding from the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), is making full scholarships available for rural and tribal library staff to attend the 2013 conference of the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL), which will be held from Wednesday, September 25 – Saturday, September 28, 2013, in Omaha, Nebraska. Scholarships will include all conference fees, transportation, and other expenses.
Eligible applicants must:
Work at a small and rural library (serving 10,000 or fewer), or in a tribal library in Washington State;
Be a first-time attendee at the ARSL conference;
Demonstrate a willingness to share knowledge gained from conference attendance with fellow library/district staff through a webinar, printed article, blog post, etc.;
Show how conference attendance will help to meet the library’s goals as they relate to the eight LSTA priorities (www.sos.wa.gov/quicklinks/LSTA-8);
Attach authorized (signed) permission to the application.
Deadline for applications: Friday, May 31, 2013. To apply, contact Carolyn Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org, 360.570.5560, or toll-free at 1.866.538.4996.
The Carol McMurry Library Endowment will offer any Wyoming library worker up to $1500 to attend this or another conference: http://will.state.wy.us/mcmurry/indivgrants.html
Applicants can contact Jamie Markus (email@example.com) if they have questions about the application.
Today’s Date: 05/13/2013
Job Closing Date: 05/28/2013
Job Title: Library Technician
Anticipated hours per week: Part Time
If ‘other’ please explain… 30 hours per week
Institution Neill Public Library
Library Location: Pullman, WA
Website (if applicable): www.pullman-wa.gov
Duties / Job description: Regular, year-round, part-time (30 hours per week) – $16.36 per hour plus pro-rated benefits. Day, evening and weekend shifts. Primary responsibilities include reference service to the public including providing assistance with library database and online systems, collection development, primary back-up to the adult services librarian and training and/or supervision of staff and volunteers as assigned. Applicants must be able to work independently, communicate effectively in English in both oral and written form, work well with people of all ages and have considerable knowledge of library procedures and services.
Qualifications: Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree with three years of library experience, or five years of library experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent customer service skills and public library experience.
Will out of state candidates be considered?
Salary Range: 16.36/hr
How to apply? Applications are available at City Hall, Human Resources Department, 325 SE Paradise, Pullman, WA 99163. Http://www.pullman-wa.gov
Closing Date May 28, 2013.
To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Sourcing
Date Posted 05/07/13
Location Allendale Hampton Jasper Regional Library
Company Information AHJ Regional Library System
PO Box 852
Hardeeville, S.C., 29927
Job Description The Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library Board welcomes applications from dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for a Director to lead the continuing development of library services in a three-county rural library consortium. The Director will be responsible for budget planning and management, library policies, operations and staff leadership. The position reports to the Regional Board.
The AHJ Regional Library System includes three county headquarters sites, two additional branch libraries, and a Bookmobile. The annual system-wide budget is approximately $665,000 and the staff consists of 10 FTE. The library system has 25,000 card-holding patrons, about one third of the combined local population. The system is a member of the SC LENDS (Evergreen open source) collaborative, and circulates about 62,000 items annually.
The AHJ Regional System serves three beautiful Low Country counties stretching along the Savannah River near Hilton Head, S.C. and Savannah, GA. This quiet, rural area depends heavily on its public libraries for computers, books, and information. A new library facility in Allendale serves as the headquarters for the library system. Additional facilities are in planning stages. Visit the library web site: http://www.ahjlibrary.org/
Qualifications Ideal candidates will have an MLS from an ALA accredited library program and 5 years of increasing responsibility in managing or supporting library service, which must include administrative (budgeting, planning) and supervisory responsibility. The successful candidate will have a strong philosophy of customer service, effective communication and public relations skills, and the ability to build consensus among library stakeholders. Candidates having experience with grant writing and library construction projects will be seen as more competitive
Compensation $48,000 annually, with excellent benefits.
How to Apply Please submit a letter of introduction, an Employment Application and a resume with three references to: Kathleen Wilson, PO Box 852, Hardeeville, SC 29927.
Contact Info Susan Rice, Interim Director
Contact Phone: 803-584-3513 Ext. 2
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.
Today’s Date: 05/08/2013
Job Closing Date: 05/17/2013
Job Title: Library Director
Institution Milford Memorial Library
Library Location: 1009 9th Street, Milford IA 51351
Website (if applicable): http://milfordlibrary.weebly.com/
Duties / Job description: General Description:
Directs and supervises the public library for the City of Milford; does related work as required. This employee is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities of the Milford Memorial Library. The Library Board of Trustees determines general policies for the Library, while the Library Director plans, directs and executes varied library services and programs related to community needs analysis and based on the roles the library has chosen to play in the community. This position is hired, reports to, and is evaluated annually by the Library Board.
Reports to: Library Board of Trustees.
Supervises: All library staff , library volunteers, and community service workers.
Plan, organize and administer programs and procedures governing library service.
Determine goals based on community analysis and library board policies.
Select and purchase library materials, equipment, software, and electronic resources.
Catalog and/or instruct and oversee cataloging based on AACR2 rules and MARC Record format.
Review and supervise specialized programs and projects managed by library personnel.
Prepare and administer the budget as approved by the library board and city council.
Develop and implement long/short range plans and goals, interpret objectives, plan activities.
Maintain State Accreditation Standards for library excellence.
Research and introduce new technology and formats into library operations.
Plan, draft and administer standard procedures for library operations and outreach services.
Represent library presence to other organizations in the community.
Seek local, county, and state funding necessary to finance projects and seek competitive bids.
Assign, schedule and formally evaluate work of all library employees.
Arrange special training activities for the public.
Conduct staff orientation, workshops, and meetings.
Hire library employees in accordance with established procedures, maintain discipline and morale.
Prepare budget estimates, database, circulation, State Library Annual Report and other reports.
Cooperate and consult with officials of other agencies on common library issues.
Prepare publicity; conduct tours, speeches, and programs for local groups and classes.
Develop interesting displays, flyers, brochures, and other PR materials.
Coordinate building maintenance, expansion, and capital improvement projects.
Act as liaison between the library board and the city council.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of professional library science administration, library automation systems, MARC format, cataloging, AACR2 rules and electronic databases. Strong computer and desktop publishing skills are necessary. Ability to coordinate library with other city and community activities; ability to organize and conduct training programs for support staff; ability to speak and write effectively; strong PR and marketing skills. Must have strong customer service skills, ability to get along with others, initiative, good judgement, tact, and courtesy.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field. If degree has not been attained, Library Board of Trustees will determine whether candidate’s professional library experience is an adequate substitute. Experience in professional library work and possession of any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Librarian Certification Courses through the State Library of Iowa mandatory within second year of hire.
Experience in Library Administration
Master of Library Science degree from an ALA – Accredited school.
Maintains Iowa Librarian Certification standards.
Physical and Environmental Characteristics:
Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching and prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
Regular lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.
Will out of state candidates be considered?
How to apply? Send cover letter, resume, a list of three professional references and completed City of Milford Application to:
City of Milford
806 N Ave, Suite 1
PO Box 536
Milford, IA 51351
ATTN: Library Director Position
For Questions Please Call: (712) 338-2741
To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.
By Gail Sheldon
I am pleased to represent the ARSL Board of directors as a member of the Pew Internet & American Life Advisory Committee. As librarians, we all know that children and parents have a very special relationship with reading and libraries. We see it every day. Whether it is for story hour, early literacy, homework, school projects, or other programs – parents (grandparents, too) and children love their library. We see their smiling faces, their inquisitive natures, and the joy at finding just the “right” book.
Even though we see this every day and understand how important libraries are to parents and children, oftentimes those who are in control of our funding do not. They do not see how essential we really are. Today, you have ammunition – you have facts and figures that you can use to advocate for your library and the vital role it plays in in the lives of children and parents in your community. The Pew Internet and American Life Report, “Children, Parents, Libraries, and Reading” was released today. You can find the entire report at libraries.pewinternet.org/2013/05/01/parents-children-libraries-and-reading.
Some of the facts you will find:
“The importance parents assign to reading and access to knowledge shapes their enthusiasm for libraries and their programs:
- 94% of parents say libraries are important for their children and 79% describe libraries as “very important.” That is especially true of parents of young children (those under 6), some 84% of whom describe libraries as very important.
- 84% of these parents who say libraries are important say a major reason they want their children to have access to libraries is that libraries help inculcate their children’s love of reading and books.
- 81% say a major reason libraries are important is that libraries provide their children with information and resources not available at home.
- 71% also say a major reason libraries are important is that libraries are a safe place for children.
Almost every parent (97%) says it is important for libraries to offer programs and classes for children and teens.” (Part of the report summary)
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t be afraid to read these reports – while some research can seem dry and difficult to read – these are very accessible and easy to understand. They are full of visual representations of the data so you can see how each question relates to the other. It will really get you thinking, “How can I use this? What will make the most difference?” The answers to these questions will be different for each of us depending on our situations. But find something you can use from this report and pair it with YOUR own observations and statistics, and library stories from YOUR patrons. Nothing speaks like stories. You know your library and your stakeholders best. Please share your ideas for using this research with the Listserv; it generates ideas for all of us.
Thank you to the Gates Foundation for funding this research, and to the Pew Research Center for their significant work.
21st Century iBrary
Ak-Chin Indian Community Library
For the past four years the Ak-Chin Indian Community Library has prided itself with using new innovative methods to teach digital media and 21st century skills. Our presentation is about telling our story and is meant to inspire others to think outside their box for programming at their libraries.
The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Librarian
Sarah R. Day
Dr. Grace O. Doane Alden Public Library
I describe our after school program (a 3 week rotation of games, crafts, and movies) and explain how anyone can implement a similar program at their library, no matter their size. In the second half of my program, I teach a simple craft.
Ask Them…The Right Way: Creating Community Surveys
Altoona Public Library
Writing questions for community surveys that get responses and results is frequently something libraries pay someone else to do – at great expense. Get tips and tricks to create your own!
Build Library Awareness by Engaging Your Community
Jenny Powell, Field Manager for OCLC’s Geek the Library community awareness campaign, will use the experience of libraries participating in this free program as a platform for a broader discussion about the importance of library personnel getting out of the library and into the community to make connections, build relationships and educate the public about the library’s important local role. Jenny will inspire with examples of library leaders and staff who successfully engaged the local community.
Cataloger as SEP Expert
The cataloging database is the foundation of the library’s web presence and as such drives traffic to the pertinent information in the PAC. How well are you ranking your resources for your users? Discussion of access points, notes, and subject headings. Essential for copy catalogers and frontline staff as well.
Community 3E: Innovative Programming/Community Involvement
Gail A. Sheldon
Oneonta Public Library
The presentation describes the initial conception, and continued organization and presentation of Oneonta Public Library’s two annual premier events – our Public Safety Fair: “Don’t be Lucky – Be Safe” and Haunted Library: “Terror in the Stacks”. These events are part of the Library’s Community 3E initiative (Education, Engagement, and Entertainment).
Seward Memorial Library
A panel discussion on various ways to help the library connect with the community, especially the business community, in ways that don’t cost too much! Summer promotions and more will be included.
Dazzling Displays on a Dime
Belleville Public Library
Displays don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Learn to create captivating displays, using everyday objects and fun themes to bring your library to life. You’ll see tons of pictures to get your creative juices flowing, and go home with resources and practical tips for creating displays that dazzle!
Chocolate Orgy & More Fun, Free Community Involvement Programs
Allen Public Library
Learn about piece-of-cake community involvement programs like a Pet Parade, Truck Rodeo or Friends membership building Chocolate Orgy. Each event involves partnering with local organizations and utilizing the talent of your staff and volunteers.
Public Library Association
Information session about the Public Library Association’s DigitalLearn.org, an IMLS funded project launching in June 2013. Digitalearn.org is an online hub for digital literacy support and training, with a special focus on rural and small libraries. Included in DigitalLearn.org are self-directed trainings for end-users and a community of practice for digital literacy trainers.
Establish a Seed Saving Library
South Sioux City Public Library
Describes how to establish a seed saving library for minimal expense.
Excel at Rearranging Your Library
Central Kansas Library System
Eventually, librarians need or want to rearrange their libraries. Rearranging bits of paper is tricky. Chris Rippel demonstrates using Excel to easily create a variety of patron-friendly layouts. It’s free, quick to learn and use, and perfect for small libraries.
Family Read – Family-Centric Reading Program
This summer, a few libraries in southern Minnesota are trying a new style of a summer reading program. We are compiling family-oriented resources to create a FamilyRead program that involves and encourages entire families to read together and talk about what they’re reading. We want to share our resources and results.
From Cozy to Exotic: Not your typical library program
Shenandoah Public Library
Will share programs that work at our library and make suggestions for people, organizations and local businesses you can partner with to enhance programs and save costs. We’ve had everything from a car cruise to a gadget zoo to Saturday craft day projects. Will include many more examples and pictures.
Fundraising to Build and Sustain the Best Small Library in America
Montrose Regional Library District
Learn how the Montrose Regional Library District raised $1 million to build a National Medal-winning library in Naturita, Colorado (population=546), and how it raises at least $30,000 annually to sustain it.
Gaming and Game Programming in the Library
Portneuf District Library
Got game? Come and explore the many types of games, consoles, and programs available to make your library the hottest place on the block. We’ll also discuss ways to get started: everything from the equipment you’ll need to getting your library’s management on board.
Genealogy Basics for the Non-Genealogist Librarian
Kirkwood Community College Library
Librarians have to take on many unexpected roles. One of these is the preserver of local history and sidekick in people’s quest to find their family tree. This session will give you the background knowledge to help you help your patrons find the right track.
Hitting It Out of the Park: Leadership and Advocacy
Hawarden Public Librrary
The presentation combines library leadership and advocacy to ensure that your library is newsworthy, active, and partnering with groups in the community.
I Didn’t Know Directors Had To Do THAT!
Iowa Library Services
Would-be directors often have misconceptions about the role of director, and many newly-appointed directors are surprised to learn exactly what their job description means when they start the job. Understand the joys and challenges of becoming a director, and gain practical tips for finding help when help is needed.
Innovation on a Shoestring
Christa Burns, Nebraska Library Commission
Louise Alcorn, West Des Moines Public Library
Libraries everywhere are dealing with tight budgets and shrinking staff. Small and medium libraries are particularly hard hit by these issues. How are these libraries maintaining a respectable level of technology and library service innovation with little or no money and staff? They are starting new programs, bringing in new resources, and developing new partnerships. This session will highlight some very creative responses from small and rural libraries in middle America.
Into the Wild Blue: Initiating an Educational Rocketry Program in Your Library
Ellis Public Library
Six year successful and growing program of rocketry. taught to kids in the community, other locations in the county as well as to other communities in Western Kansas. It is presented at 4H Space Tech Days, have offered this program to boy scouts and girl scouts and have been approached to offer it in surrounding schools. Program is a collaborative effort between the library and county extension, provides passive remedial instruction in sciences, and has grown exponentially. Annual launch is attended by the community and is a fixed feature in local fair. Kids develop a sense of pride when launching a rocket they built. City made proclamation to declare Ellis ʺRocket Townʺ each year at annual launch. Also supported by local businesses.
Laughter for the Health of It: Using therapeutic laughter in library programming
Pella Public Library
I am a Certified Laughter Leader and do library outreach programs that incorporate information about the health aspects of laughter as well as laughter exercises. My presentation will include how to do a Laughter Club, how to incorporate laughter exercises in library programming, and participation in an actual laughter session.
Makers and Mentors and More
Timothy G. Owens
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Looking for new ways to reach teens without breaking the bank? Get ideas to adopt and adapt from the maker movement, learning labs, and more, by exploring projects supported with federal LSTA funding. Leave with tips and tools for engaging teens on a shoestring budget.
Mind Mapping Your Library, Mind Mapping Your Life
Denise Anton Wright
South Central Library System
Mind Mapping is an incredibly powerful visual tool that was first popularized by Tony Buzan in the 1960s. Since that time Mind Mapping has been successfully used as a planning model in a variety of library settings. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with Mind Mapping to achieve both professional and personal goals.
No Cost Staff Recognition
Starke County Public Library System
Our staff are our best resource for marketing, advocating and providing outstanding service; with limited budgets and time, we don’t always appreciate them as much as we should. This presentation will discuss low- and no-cost ideas for implementing a staff recognition program, and empowering staff to appreciate each other.
This panel discussion will offer follow-up information regarding data presented in Lee Rainie’s opening keynote presentation. Those interested in learning more about applying the data to their own situations and libraries won’t want to miss it.
Physical Change by Mental Change
Pocahontas Public Library
Marketing your library to appear fresh and new on a budget. How many times have you said, ʺI can’t do anything to change the appearance of my library. This is the only way it works.ʺ Ideas presented to physically market your library to the community. (Design on a Nickel)
The Power of One
Southeast Arkansas Regional Library
Running a one-person library can be a daunting task. In the Power of One, we will show how you can transform from mild mannered librarian to Super Librarian! Discover your superpowers to unleash skills that will help to make your life easier and more efficient.
Topics that will be included are: Time Management, working well with others: board members, volunteers, Friends, etc., financial Matters, technology Issues and more!
Pushing the Limits
Pushing the Limits is entering the fourth and final year for funding by the National Science Foundation. Twenty rural libraries offered four programs each in 2013 for their communities featuring reading, viewing project-developed videos and discussions involving local scientists. Leaders from participating libraries will describe their activities. The additional rural library grantees will be in introduced. The future of the program after 2014 will be discussed.
Reader’s Advisory on the Run
Washington State Library
This presentation is aimed at the librarian who is too busy to read everything he/she would like to, but still wants to keep abreast of adult reading trends so they can recommend materials for their patrons. Topic covered: book awards, best seller lists, internet sites to follow, How to judge a book by its cover.
Laurens County Public Library
- Survey holdings in reference
- Decide reference depth and breadth with typical update periods
- Include decisions on print vs eresources such as ebooks and databases
- Make reference policy
- Significantly weed print collection, possibly move to circulation, local history collection, discard or update
- New signage, print placement
- Arrangement of databases on website
Small Libraries Can Make Big Impact
Joan K. Weaver
Kinsley Public Library
The small, rural library can stay relevant by being instrumental in preserving their community’s heritage through oral histories. Presentation will show how small libraries can follow the example of the Kinsley Library (recognized throughout Kansas and as a two-time 2012 ALA award winner) in gathering, preserving and making accessible the lives of 66 citizens. See ʺPatchwork of Dependencyʺ, ʺPatterns of Changeʺ, and ʺ1979 Tractorcade to D.C.ʺ at www.kinsleylibrary.info
So my Library uses social media, do I really need a policy?
Denise A. Wetzel
Alabama Public Library Service
As libraries continue to explore different social media tools, a good social media policy becomes essential. This program will explore necessary policy aspects and provide examples for libraries to take information from in order to craft their own social media policy.
Start a 1,000 Books B4K Program at Your Library
Norfolk Public Library
Learn how to launch a ʺ1,000 Books Before Kindergartenʺ stealth program at your library to ensure kids enter kindergarten ready to read, reinforce parents’ role as their child’s first teacher, instill the lifelong love of reading in young children, encourage frequent visits to the library, and boost your circulation–all on a shoestring budget.
Super Hero Leadership
Huachuca City Public Library
ʺEMPOWERʺ your library by developing ʺSUPERHEROʺ leadership skills. Channel your inner superhero and lead your library through difficult challenges such as budget, innovative programs, community outreach, staffing difficulties and much more. You will leave this presentation armed with all the tools necessary to conquer the world!!! (maybe a slight exaggeration).
Tapping Into Transnational Communities
Napa County Library
This program examines the way in which transnational communities, those based on extended families and hometowns within a country of origin, can be used to create specifically tailored library services that reflect the true demographics of a library’s Spanish speaking community. The presentation will include tips on identifying transnational communities within a service area by using internet resources and on-the-ground cues and how to utilize this information in collections and programming.
Tech Tools Get-er Done for Free
Colorado State Library
Join Kieran as he unpacks his toolbox full of 25+ free tech tools that you will be able to use at your library with a flick of a mouse.
Teen Programs That Pack a Punch
Cohocton Public Library
Every library can provide teen programs that teens will love; “If you build it they will come”. Three simple programs will be presented (Extreme Cupcake Decorating, Ultimate PB&J Challenge and Duct Tape Crafts). At the end participants can share their own teen programs, pit falls of teen programming and brain storm solutions.
Think Outside the Barn @ your library
Forsyth Public Library
Richland Community College
Advocate for small and rural libraries in the festive atmosphere of a fair, farm show, or community event. Bring “Think Outside the Barn@Your Library” to your area and connect with patrons on their turf. These venues are perfect to remind people with rural roots what libraries do for them.
What will participants learn from this program?
1. What resources are needed to be a presence at a fair, farm show, or community event.
2. How to operate a booth including staffing, decor, and visitor interactions.
3. How to uncover local opportunities to promote your library
Working Together: The Library Director’s Relationship with Library Trustees & City Government
LeClaire Community Library
Maintaining effective & productive relationships with the Library Board of Trustees, City Government & City Administration can be among the Public Library Director’s most important and challenging roles. Join in a discussion on how a Director can confidently and successfully manage these pivotal professional relationships.
Weeding: The Good, The Bad, and the Mustie
Lincoln Parish Library, Ruston, LA
Weeding is not a dirty word! Change your attitude about weeding and take charge of your collection. Learn the essential steps to make your collection more useful, comfortable, and attractive for your users.
See more information about 2013 ARSL Conference including Registration.
Today’s Date: 04/25/2013
Job Title: Youth Services Librarian
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution South Charleston Public Library
Library Location: South Charleston, WV
Website (if applicable): http://www.southcharlestonlibrary.org/
Duties / Job description: The South Charleston Public Library is seeking a creative and dynamic team member to head the Youth Services Department of our independent, municipal public library. Our active youth services program is recognized as one of the best in West Virginia and we are proud of our customer focus and innovative programming.
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the direction and management of library services for children and young adults. He or she works within general library policy to establish procedures and methods to promote library services for youth and to optimize its use by them. He or she shares in developing general library goals and objectives.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for maintaining a well-balanced collection of materials, meeting the needs of the community’s youth. He or she analyzes the existing collection on a continual basis with an eye to recommending purchases for its enhancement and weeding as appropriate. The Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining a budget for juvenile materials and programs as well as some fund-raising for this department. He or she will supervise and train the youth services library assistants and oversee the training of work/study students and volunteers. The Librarian is also responsible for the preparation of related reports.
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the development and provision of services and activities for children and teens with the assistance of a small staff. This includes the creation and presentation of programs which promote the various aspects of the collection and draw young people into the library. The Librarian will conduct reader’s advisory and patron guidance so that patrons can make optimal use of the collection. The Librarian is responsible for the creation and management of publicity and public relations for the youth services collections and programs using media such as, but not limited to, the library newsletter, website, fliers, and Facebook.
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for answering in-depth reference questions as needed as well as increasing the accessibility of the collection through the compiling of booklists and bibliographies. The Librarian will prepare or supervise grants as necessary. Participation in professional organizations is required as time allows. The Librarian will conduct outreach activities in conjunction with the Outreach Librarian.
As assigned by the Library Director
MLS from an ALA accredited school and at least three years of experience in youth services with demonstrated supervisory and/or managerial experience. Experience in an automated library environment is highly desirable. Applicant must have a demonstrated ability for successful planning, implementation, and coordination of innovative programs. As this position involves Outreach, a valid state driver’s license is required.
This position requires knowledge of children’s and young adult literature and collection development methods. Considerable knowledge with Basic Microsoft software, Internet, and other new information technologies including social networking media is essential. As is the ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public on all age levels, abilities, and backgrounds using written and oral communications.
Duties may require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving lightweight materials or equipment. Position requires walking or standing approximately half the time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
HOURS PER WEEK:
37.5 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: Starting salary, dependent on experience, $40,000 to $45,000. Generous benefits package offered.
How to apply? To apply for this position, send a resume and three professional references to:
Youth Services Librarian Search
South Charleston Public Library
312 4th Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303
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Times: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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