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Board Agenda – Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Association for Rural and Small Libraries
Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

VIA READYTALK

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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

AGENDA

2 min. I. Welcome and Call to Order Donna Brice, President
****** Start Meeting Recording******

3 min. II. Consent Agenda

• Approve Minutes of Nov. 19, 2014*/**
• Current Financial Statements*/**
• 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

5 min. III. Verbal Committee Reports if Pulled from Consent Agenda

20 min. IV. Presidents Report,   Donna Brice

• Copyright Issues on ARSL Website*/**
• Disclaimer needed
• Approval to pay Fine
• Request from Clarion University professor wanting a PP about ARSL and Interviews with working Librarians by his students – NEED
• Two requests to post surveys on the member’s listserv
• Received an email from Pat Wagner letting us know her offer to use her webinar software is still open. – Member Services, when needed
• Board Vacancies

10 min. V. New Website,    Kieran Hixon

25 min. VI. Optional Donation Selection,    Donna Brice

• Designate account destination and Discuss Benefit Level if
Needed

5 min. VII. Activities ARSL is Participating with for 2015,    Donna Brice
Grants

  • AIM Grant, Jamie Hollier – Kieran
  • Big Talk From Small Libraries 2015 Webinar, Christa Burns
  • YALSA Teen Grant, Beth Yoke – Gail
  • Pushing the Limits Grant, Linda Crowe – NEED ARSL Rep

Focus or Advisory Groups

  • Educopia, Focus Group, Nick Krabbenhoeft
  • ALA – Policy Revolution! Initiative (OITP), Larra Clark – Andrea Berstler
  • ALA – Public Library Advocacy Discussion, Chrystie Hill – Donna
  • ALA – Post E-rate Modernization Orders Planning Meetings, Marijke Visser – Donna and Kieran
  • Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL), Nicolle Stephen, Linda Hofschire and Sharon Morris, Colorado State Library – Donna and Kieran
  • Aspen Institute, Amy Garner – Donna and Gail
  • School, Health and Library Broadband Coalition (SHLB), John Windhausen – Donna and Kieran
  • Junior FIRST LEGO League program, Paul B. Dusenbery, Space Science Institute – Tena
  • ALA, Emerging Leaders – President and ?
  • ARSL Student  Chapters – Jet (Vice President or move to Membership)

5 min. VIII. AMR – Sara Zach’s Maternity Leave

10 min. IX. PUBLIC COMMENT

5 min. X. Topics Identified for Board Work Session?

Next Board Meeting – Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 11:30AM Eastern — ReadyTalk

90 min. ADJOURN BOARD MEETING

* Denotes Action Item
** Posted in DROP BOX

Youth Services Librarian – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 01/23/2015

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Youth Services 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 Youth Services Librarian who is passionate about literacy and engaging young people and willing to try new ideas. The ideal candidate is a fearless innovator with a positive and enthusiastic approach to enhancing inventive and imaginative learning and exploration that engages young people. Bilingual preferred. This position reports to the Youth Services Manager and is located at the Main Library in Meridian, Idaho.

The Youth Services Librarian performs a variety of direct public service work and outreach, specifically targeting youth between the ages of 0-18. This position works with administration to plan, promote, and implement library services, programs, and outreach for youth. The Youth Services Librarian uses advanced knowledge of childhood development and early literacy to provide exceptional service to children and their caregivers in the Meridian community.

Visit our website at http://www.mld.org/ for the full details of this position.

The Meridian Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Experience: 3 years professional library experience. Programming experience required. Supervisory experience preferred.

Education: Master’s in Library Science or Master’s in Library Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution or equivalent education and experience

Preferred Qualifications: 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.

Bilingual, preferably Spanish­English, or other languages.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Starting salary is $43,000

How to apply? To learn more about this position and for instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at http://www.mld.org/.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Call for Proposals

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) invites proposals for break-out session presentations for the 2015 Conference to be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, October 1 – 3.

Proposals for these 1-hour sessions can be submitted using our online form found here: http://goo.gl/forms/HsdkG43X7p The deadline to submit the form is March 13, 2015.  All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Programming Committee.  Those who submit a proposal will be notified whether or not their proposal was accepted by April 6, 2015.

This year’s conference theme is “Rockin’ in Little Rock.”  Themes we hope to see among your proposals include the following:

Libraries Rock ….

  • Building Community Partners
  • Solving Problems with New Approaches
  • Creative Management
  • Technology  Tools

We remind presenters that workshops must be geared toward the small and rural library audience, and those that are practical, hands-on, and how-to are preferred.  This is not the proper venue for post-graduate dissertations or marketing products. Additional instructions are included on the form.

Workshop presenters will receive ONE complimentary conference registration per workshop title selected. (i.e. a team of three presenters working on one workshop will receive one complimentary registration).

The committee is looking forward to receiving your submissions.

Good Luck!

Becky Heil

Conference Programming Committee Chair

becky.heil@lib.state.ia.us

Library Director – Skagit County, WA

Today’s Date: 01/05/2015

Job Closing Date: 01/31/2015

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District

Library Location: Skagit County, Washington

Website (if applicable): http://centralskagitlibrary.org

Duties / Job description: Provides leadership in district wide strategic planning for services, facilities, staffing and technology. Develops and oversees the annual budget and annual report. Ensures the library embraces and applies library best practices. Hires and supervises staff. Cultivates and maintains positive collaborative relationships with communities, local officials, citizen’s groups, news media and the public. Participates in position related activities with relevant organizations and groups.

Qualifications: State of Washington Librarian Certification or the ability to obtain one; a valid driver’s license; and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience and leadership. Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include: knowledge of the principles practices and procedures of library administrative management; knowledge of contemporary best practices for libraries; knowledge of budget preparation, maintenance and forecasting; knowledge of electronic resources and technology; excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; collaboration and consensus building skills; a knowledge of Washington State law as it relates to Library Districts. Proven success working effectively as director with a governing board is desired

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience

How to apply? Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Joy Neal at joy@centralskagitlibrary.org Complete job description can be found at centralskagitlibrary.org

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Today’s Date: 01/01/2015

Job Closing Date: 01/16/2015

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Juniata Public Library

Library Location: Mifflintown, PA

Website (if applicable): www.juniatalibrary.org

Duties / Job description: The Board of Trustees of the Juniata County Library, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania is seeking a Library Director who is dynamic, program-oriented, eager to meet exciting new challenges, and has a vision for leading the Juniata County Library into the future.

Serving a diverse, rural population of almost 25,000 area residents, the library has a budget of approximately $235,000 and a staff of 11 enthusiastic employees. The library annually circulates over 120,000 items, receives between 200 and 300 visits per day, and has an active, well-regarded children’s program, including popular storytimes and Summer Reading Program events. The library receives strong support at the local level, including funding from the county, local municipalities, United Way, and donations from members and organizations in the community. Additionally, the library has an active, highly-supportive Friends of the Library group that engages in successful fundraising, advocacy, volunteering, and other forms of support for the library.

Located in a scenic area along the Juniata River, Mifflintown is ideally placed within driving distance of the State Capital, Penn State University, and other urban locations, with a low cost of living, a range of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, and numerous locally owned businesses, service organizations, and small organic farms and farmers markets.

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate will have an ALA accredited MLS. We welcome applicants who will graduate in May, 2015. Other desired qualifications:

· Proven supervisory skills

· Budget and financial experience

· Ongoing commitment to technology development

· Skills in training staff and volunteers

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Starting Salary: $41,000. Compensation package includes health insurance stipend, as well as generous sick and vacation time.

How to apply? Please send a resume covering relevant experience and education, a meaningful cover letter detailing your interest and how you qualify for the position to:chohol@juniatalibrary.org -or- Juniata County Library, Attn: Director Search Committee , 498 Jefferson Street, Mifflintown, PA 17059 no later than January 16, 2015. Questions can be emailed tochohol@juniatalibrary.org.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Regional Branch Manager – Nashville, TN

Today’s Date: 12/26/2014

Job Closing Date: 01/04/2015

Job Title: Regional Branch Manager-Library Manager 3

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Nashville Public Library

Library Location: Nashville, TN

Website (if applicable): http://agency.governmentjobs.com/nashville/default.cfm

Duties / Job description: THE POSITION:
This is a Civil Service position located at Nashville Public Library. This position when located in Branch Services performs supervisory and administrative duties in overseeing the daily operations of a large 20-25,000 sq. ft. library branch and multiple community branch libraries.

TYPICAL DUTIES:
• Supervises direct report employees at a large area branch or division and the supervisors at the selected community branch libraries or divisions.
• Schedules work hours to ensure that all public areas are covered.
• Evaluates employees, counsels with and disciplines employees as needed, and approves leave requests.
• Performs the more difficult or complex professional work in his/her area.
• Develops and maintains library materials collections.
• Assesses staffing and physical resource needs of their area.
• Works with administrative staff to prepare the budget.
• Provides Reference and Reader’s Advisory service to the public.
• Receives and resolves complaints from the public.
• Performs administrative duties, writes reports, and performs statistical analyses.
• Plans and organizes programs or activities.
• Attends meetings as required.
• Promotes programs and services for the library in the community.
• Keeps abreast of new trends in Library and Information Science.
• Adheres to library Customer Service Guidelines.

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and 5 years of professional library experience, including 3 years of supervisory experience. The Library Science program must also be accredited by the American Library Association or the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

LICENSES REQUIRED:
Valid “Class D” Driver’s License

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $63,782.78

How to apply? Must Apply on line at: www.nashville.gov on later than 01/04/2015

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Public Services Assistant Manager – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 12/19/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Public Services Assistant Manager

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, ID

Website (if applicable): http://mld.org/

Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking a compassionate, customer service focused Assistant Manager for our Public Services Department who aspires to a user-centered philosophy. The ideal candidate is curious, flexible, and will inspire and lead a team towards excellent service. This position reports to the Public Services Manager and is located at the Main Library in Meridian, Idaho.

The Public Services Assistant Manager supervises a team of individuals in the Public Services Department, ensuring they provide consistent, dynamic, and excellent customer service to library patrons. This position assists the Public Services Manager with the daily operations of the Public Services Department including scheduling, supervising, disciplining, hiring, training, coaching, and developing staff.

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.

The Meridian Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Experience: 1­3 years of public-­facing, professional library work experience. Experience working with an integrated library system. Prefer 3 years of experience in a library, event planning, public service, education, retail, or customer­ service related position, or similar work experience. Experience directly supervising others. Bilingual, preferably Spanish­English or other languages.

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.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $44,205-$48,000 annually

How to apply? To learn more about this position and for instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at http://www.mld.org/.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Digital Services – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 12/19/2014

Job Closing Date: 01/05/2015

Job Title: Deputy Director – Digital Services

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, ID

Website (if applicable): http://mld.org/

Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking a compassionate, customer service focused Deputy Director for our Digital Services department. The ideal candidate is a confident decision maker who aspires to a user-centered philosophy and provides creative solutions that improve user experience. This position reports to the Library Director and is located at the Main Library in Meridian, Idaho.

The Deputy Director leads and directs the operations and activities of the Meridian Library District’s Digital Services Department, including Information Technology and Materials Services, to deliver a unified technology experience to serve external and internal customers in both physical and virtual worlds. This position plans, coordinates and manages the development and implementation of departmental plans, policies and procedures to ensure successful attainment of the Library’s objectives and goals. The position participates in system wide planning, establishes digital communities and partnerships, represents the Library to the community, and supervises personnel.

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 Idaho’s Public Library of the Year Award for 2014, Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, and online services.

Meridian Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifications: Experience: Five years of experience directing or managing information technology operations and online services in a customer service environment, including supervisory experience; OR, Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills and allows successful performance of the job.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, library and information science, management information systems, user experience, human­ computer interaction or relevant field, with a Master’s or Graduate degree preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $61,511­-$80,000 annually

How to apply?  JOB FILLED (1/5/2015)

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Dayton, WA

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution Columbia County Rural Library District

Library Location: Dayton, Washington

Website (if applicable): http://www.ccrld.lib.wa.us/index.php/employment

Duties / Job description: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
LIBRARY DIRECTOR POSITION

Columbia County Rural Library District [CCRLD] in historic Dayton, WA seeks a dynamic, future-thinking library director to bring a well-established library to the next level. The director is responsible for the administration, planning, and operation of CCRLD. The library is a community hub and the director will have daily interaction with staff, patrons, library trustees and community partners. A candidate with organizational skills, natural diplomacy and good humor will be most successful.

Columbia County [pop. 4100] is an agricultural area with deep historic roots; the county has just two incorporated cities – and one stop-light. Major crops include wheat, barley and peas, as well as cattle. The Blue Mountains provide timber and recreation, including a well-developed ski area. Wind farms and straw pulp processing also provide economic stability. The area offers a rural lifestyle, affordable living, and friendly people who are deeply engaged in their community. Microbusinesses at Blue Mountain Station and tourism are also gaining regional traction – historic Dayton is well-known for both hearty and exquisite cuisine, a local microbrewery, and charming accommodations.

Dayton Memorial Library, the single library facility in the county, has served both city and county residents since 1937 and is on the city’s historic register. The library has a combined 9,100+ sq. ft. with approximately half the space awaiting redevelopment. The operating budget for FY 2015 is $320,000+, not including cash reserve or capital expenditures. Annual library visits average 22,000 per year with circulation topping 29,000 items. Staff development, collections and technology implementation has been the focus for the last five years. The Board of Trustees has recently adopted a new strategic plan that also focuses on space planning and development.

This position is salaried with benefits; annual salary range is $46,529 to $50,003.

Position is open until filled but preference will be given to applications received by Jan 9, 2014.

Application packets are available at http://www.ccrld.lib.wa.us/index.php/employment or at the Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd St., Dayton, WA 99328. CCRLD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug/alcohol/smoke-free work environment. Questions? Contact Director Jill Rourke, 509-382-4131.

Qualifications: • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited graduate library program preferred.
• In the absence of an MLS will consider applicants with library management experience.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Sr Library Development Consutltant – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/02/2015

Job Title: Senior Library Development Consultant

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

Website (if applicable): www.statelibrary.sc.gov

Duties / Job description: This is professional library work with responsibility for serving as a general library consultant for public libraries in the state. The candidate will provide consultative services to administrators, staff, library boards of trustees, state, city and county officials, and other library stakeholders. This consultant will need to utilize professional knowledge and excellent judgment to solve problems, provide guidance, and advise libraries on issues of operations, management, best practices, and educational opportunities. Duties are performed in accordance with professional library practices and techniques. Travel is required. This position works with a team of Library Development professionals and under the direction of the Deputy Director of Statewide Development.

Duties:
General consulting to all types of libraries on topics including but not limited to: contemporary library practice, excellence in customer service, policymaking, board and staff development, technology, budgeting and finance, strategic planning, and advocacy.

Works with other State Library staff in achieving objectives of the State Library’s long-range plan and mission. Participates in the planning and implementation of State Library sponsored statewide programs.

Represents the State Library and LD department at meetings, conferences and presentations. Works collaboratively with partners and in developing new partnerships for the agency.

Works with other State Library staff to assess staff development needs for the library community.

Assists in the planning and organization of State Library sponsored training activities for library staff at all levels. Provide specialized training for library’s staff based on needs and requests of library directors.

Qualifications: MINIMUM AND ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS
A masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and appropriate professional library experience.

Specialized knowledge in library functions and operations. Proficient in project management, interpersonal relations, networking, consulting, planning, priority setting, and technology.

Thorough knowledge of staff development principles. Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written), ability to work independently and exercise initiatives, ability to establish effective working relationships with outside agencies, governing boards, public officials and the general public, and organize and present information through reports and public presentations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
A masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and four to six years appropriate professional library experience in an increased supervisory or management role. Preference will be given to those with six or more years of experience in a variety of different library settings, and those with consulting experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000

How to apply? Applications must be obtained and filed online at: http://www.jobs.sc.gov. If you should have questions or concerns about this posting, please contact Jessica E. Cornish, Human Resources and Program Coordinator at (803) 734-8656.

State Government Salary Range: $38,703-$71,608, Band 6, CD 40

Agency Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.