Public/Youth Services Librarian – Virginia Public Library

Job Closing Date: 08/31/2015
Job Title: Public/Youth Services Librarian
Anticipated hours per week:
If ‘other’ please explain…
Institution Virginia Public Library
Library Location: Virginia MN
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: The Virginia Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic Librarian to head the Public/Youth Services department. Do you love the excitement of helping children to discover new worlds and have new experiences? Are you knowledgeable about child development and public relations? Do you enjoy working with community leaders to serve the needs of young library users? What about selecting new library materials and cataloging them for the public to discover? Then this is the position for you!We are looking for a dynamic candidate who understands current library services for children, has a heart for public service, is knowledgeable about acquisitions and cataloging, and who approaches each day with a sense of fun and possibilities. View a full job description and qualifications online at Salary range starts at $52,686 per year.The Virginia Public Library is located in the heart of northeastern Minnesota Arrowhead region. Virginia’s history – which spans the fur trade, lumber industry and early iron mining – can be seen in historic buildings which are still in use today. All that Minnesota is known for can be found at the City’s doorstep: fishing, snowmobiling, arts, culture, and much more.
Qualifications: MLS
1-2 years experience
Will out of state candidates be considered?
Salary Range: $52686
How to apply? for a full job description and application:

Library Director – Pike County Public Library

Job Closing Date: 10/01/2015
Job Title: Library Director
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
If ‘other’ please explain…
Institution Pike County Public Library
Library Location: 1008 E. Maple Street Petersburg, IN 47567
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: Description/Responsibilities
Pike County Public Library in Southwest Indiana is a Class-B library with three branches located in Petersburg, Otwell and Winslow within Pike County. The Board of Trustees is seeking a library director with a proven track record of strong leadership capabilities, the ability to lead and inspire staff, and create and maintain a positive team-based work environment. The library director must be an energetic, responsive, and confident leader who is flexible, uses good judgment, a good problem solver, and customer service-oriented. This individual must be a team player that possesses the vision to advance the library programs, has strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate and adjust to a variety of situations and personalities, and able to communicate with staff, the board, volunteer library groups, and all community patrons.
Duties of the Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Recommends new hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates personnel.
  • Manages and schedules the day-to-day operations of the main library and the branch.
  • Has responsibility for ensuring a balanced library collection is developed.
  • Attends monthly Board of Trustee meetings keeping them informed of relevant issues from the State, reports on library programs and activities and important issues and concerns, participates actively in discussions and contributes ideas and suggestions during the decision-making process, makes policy recommendations to the board, and implements the policies adopted.
  • Monitors local, state, and federal laws and regulations applicable to library operations and takes action to ensure compliance and deadlines are met.
  • Develops and implements a public relations program,
  • Oversees the maintenance of buildings and grounds.
  • Develops library programs for adults, seniors, and youth in collaboration with staff.
Qualifications: Qualifications
ALA/MLS. Has or is able to obtain within 6 months Indiana Library Certification 2 or higher. Sound judgment and demonstrated leadership experiences Strong organizational skills Excellent communication skills Documented success in developing a team approach with library staff, Board of Trustees, and volunteer Friends groups
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $40,000 yearly
How to apply? To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference via email to Dana Hughes, Interim Director and Teen and Adult Programs Director, at, or mail to Pike County Public Library, 1008 East Maple Street, Petersburg, IN 47567

Reference Librarian – Westchester Public Library

Job Closing Date: 08/11/2015
Job Title: Reference Librarian
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
If ‘other’ please explain…
Institution Westchester Public Library
Library Location: 200 West Indiana Ave., Chesterton, IN 46304
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description:
  • Provide reference assistance to patrons, including ready reference, research assistance, indepth searching, interlibrary loan, reserve requests, and reader’s advisory service to adults, young adults, teachers and special groups.
  • Assess information needs of patrons, target groups (e.g., seniors, business community) and other library staff.
  • Develop and maintain the young adult and adult print collections including fiction, nonfiction and reference materials to meet patron’s needs and desires.
  • Design, present and evaluate programs, presentations, and information services for community groups and library staff to help meet their identified informational needs.
  • Develop efficient department procedures in collaboration with the Library Director, train and supervise staff, and efficiently implement those procedures.
  • Implement and enforce other library policies as applicable.
  • Plan, lead, coordinate, oversee, and execute special programs and projects.
  • Provide supervision and leadership to department in the development and provision of services.
  • Actively promote library service, programs and materials to the public and staff through both formal and informal means, including composition of publicity, articles and development of pathfinders, bibliographies and instructional guides.
  • Regularly evaluate the training and educational needs of departmental staff. Assist in evaluation of the educational needs for staff of other departments in information-related and technical subjects.
  • Plan, develop and conduct technical training as required.
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate work performance of other reference personnel.
  • Prepare routine and special reports as requested.
  • Perform all other tasks as assigned.
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university
  • Eligible to be certified as an Indiana Librarian III.
  • Knowledge of modern public library reference service and delivery procedures.
  • Superior working knowledge of traditional information resources and electronic resources including Web sites and databases; excellent online searching skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge of traditional and innovative motivation and mentoring techniques.
  • Ability to develop new programming and provide project management.
  • Experience with web searching and MS Office skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain useful, balanced collections.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidates should be personable, tactful, collaborative and creative, with a positive disposition and humor.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $33,000 – $36,000
How to apply? Send cover letter, resume & 3 references to: Branch Librarian, Westchester Public Library, 200 West Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Library Director – Armoral Tuttle Public Library

Institution Armoral Tuttle Public Library
Library Location: New Plymouth, Idaho
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: General Job Description:The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan, organize, manage, and direct the operations of the Armoral Tuttle Public Library, a department of the City of New Plymouth, Idaho. The work is performed under the supervision of the Board of Library Trustees, but considerable latitude is granted for independent judgment and initiative. The library director advises the board; implements policy set by the board; supervises all library staff; acquires library materials, equipment, and supplies; and attends all library board meetings.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:• Must demonstrate effective social and communication skills.
• Must be patient, kind, energetic, and accommodating to people of all ages.
• Must have a love of learning and the written word.
• Manages day-to-day operations.
• Prepares annual budget for library board approval.
• Works cooperatively with other city officials
• Responds to internal and external customers and other business organizations and community groups.
• Coordinates internal government relationships and professional partnerships with other library agencies.
• Represents library in community; promotes and coordinates library advocacy.
• Creates and maintains job description of library staff.
• Works continuously on professional development.
• Attends meetings of professional organizations and takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education and training.
• Oversees selection, classification, processing, and deselection of library materials.
• Maintains statistics and records for Library Board and State Board of Library Commissioners.
• Attends all Library Board meetings.
• Directs and oversees grant research, development, implementation, administration, and reporting.
Qualifications: M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution desired, but a combination of education and experience will be considered.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: Not Stated
How to apply? The Armoral Tuttle Public Library, in New Plymouth, Idaho, is looking for a Library Director. Applications are due by close of business on August 10th, 2015. An online application is available at In addition to the online application, please e-mail a résumé and cover letter to (in Word or PDF format) with the phrase “Job Application” in the subject line. The new director will begin work in mid-August.

ARSL Board Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:30AM EST

Meeting Location: ZOOM,

I.          Welcome and Call to Order                                                                    Jet Kofoot, Vice Pres.

II.         Roll Call                                                                                                      Amy Marshall, Secretary

III.       Consent Agenda

  • Approve Minutes of May 27, 2015*/**
  • Current Financial Statements, May 31, 2015 and June 30, 2015*/**
  • Member Services Committee Report
  • Conference Planning Committee Report
  • Partnerships Committee Report
  • Member Development Committee Report
  • Governance Committee Report
  • Finance Committee Report
  • Nominating Committee Report
  • Executive Committee Report
  • President’s Report

IV.         Verbal Committee Reports if Pulled from Consent Agenda

V.          President Update                                                                                Jet Kofoot

  • 2016 Conference Recommendation from Ad Hoc Committee*/**
  • Rural Gateway Grant */**
  • CartoonStock */**
  • Board Vacancy – Fill Su Epstein’s position
  • ALA Emerging Leader Scholarship Recommendation, Shirley Vonderhaar

VI.         Vice President/ PE Update                                                             Jet Kofoot

  • 2017 Conference Update

VII.       Board Name Tags */**                                                                       Judy Calhoun    

VIII.      ARSL Dashboard **                                                                           Jet Kofoot


  • Copyright Policies*/**                                                                            Kevin Tomlinson


XI.        Topics Identified for Board Work Session?

Next Board Meeting – Annual ARSL Board Meeting, Saturday, Oct 3 and Sunday, Oct 4, 2015

90 min.        DJOURN BOARD MEETING * Denotes Action Item ** Posted in DROP BOX

ArLA Conference Special

ARLAConf2015 ARSL members have been invited to stay after our conference and attend the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA) state conference.  The keynote speaker for the event is LeVar Burton! ARSL members are eligible for the ArLA member rate and may find more information on ArLA’s website

Library Director – Woodbury, TN

Date: 07/10/2015

Job Closing Date: 07/31/2015

Job Title: Library Director

If ‘other’ please explain… 32 Hours, exempt

Institution Cannon County Library System

Library Location: Woodbury, TN

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Dynamic, personable library professional needed to lead a rapidly growing library system in rural Cannon County, Tennessee. The Library Director is responsible for the daily operations of the main library in Woodbury and a small branch library in Auburntown, including administration, programs, customer service, and marketing. The Director will also be essential in developing a vision for the newly renovated and expanded library’s future. A supportive Library Board of Trustees supervises the Library Director and sets policies.
Qualifications: Successful applicants will have a 4-year college degree, with an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree preferred. Previous public library experience in an automated environment is strongly preferred, as is supervisory and customer service experience.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, capable individual with both creative vision and the skills to bring the vision into reality. This person will enjoy problem-solving, multi-tasking, providing high-quality customer service and programs to people of all sorts and representing the library in the community. She or he will be technology-savvy, with experience using Microsoft Office Word and Excel, comfortable with research, detail-oriented, an excellent communicator (both verbal and written) and eager to both learn and teach.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

How to apply? Please send application, available at, cover letter, resume with references, and completed questionnaire to . Application review will begin July 24, 2015. Open until filled.

All final candidates will be required to provide college transcripts.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Overflow Hotels Now Available

The conference hotel (Marriott) has officially sold out of rooms for conference.  Never fear arrangements have been made at two area hotels to accommodate additional attendees.

The Doubletree, Downtown Little Rock

424 West Markham
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
Phone: (501) 372-4371


*       Room rate is  $129/night (plus tax) using group code “SLM”

*       Parking @ Doubletree self-parking $12 per night.

*       Special $5 parking rate for ARSL members at Little Rock Convention Center Parking Deck located

         just one block from conference hotel.  Parking ticket validated at Conference registration table.

Wyndham RiverFront Little Rock

Wyndham Little Rock

2 Riverfront Place
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72114

Phone: (501) 371-9000


*       Room rate is $99/night (plus tax). Be sure to ask for the Association for Rural and Small Libraries rate.

*       Free parking

*       Complimentary transportation to and from Little Rock Airport – Be sure to call and reserve shuttle

*       Shuttle to the Little Rock Convention Center

The hotel is located across the river and next door to Dickey Stephens Ballpark, and within walking distance to both Historic Argenta and the Rivermarket Entertainment Districts.



Head of Archives & Special Collections, — Radford VA

Today’s Date: 07/08/2015

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Head of Archives and Special Collections

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Radford University, McConnell Library

Library Location: Radford, VA

Website (if applicable): http://

Duties / Job description: Radford University seeks an enthusiastic, experienced, and user-centered librarian to provide leadership for John P. McConnell Library’s archival collections. The Head of Archives and Special Collections manages the acquisition and accessioning of materials for the archives and builds special collections with regional interest. Responsibilities include processing, preserving, digitizing, arranging, and describing existing materials and new acquisitions in all formats. Supervisory duties include managing a full-time staff member, interns, and student assistants. The Head of Archives and Special Collections will promote the use of collections by students, faculty, staff, and the general public through outreach, reference, and instruction services. This is a twelve-month non-tenured professional faculty position, which includes responsibilities for collection development, university service, and professional contributions.

Radford University is a comprehensive, state-supported institution focused on providing outstanding academic programs in a student-centered environment. The university is well known for its strong faculty/student bonds and innovative use of technology in the learning environment. Radford is located by the New River in the scenic mountains of Southwest Virginia, 40 miles from Roanoke.

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
• Minimum of one-year experience working in archives and special collections in a college or university setting.
• Familiarity with archival management systems and digital repositories.
• Original LC cataloging experience with special collections and archival materials.
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse user groups.
• Knowledge of archival best practices and experience preserving, describing, and processing archival materials in a variety of formats.
• Experience creating and maintaining archival finding aids online.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working with undergraduate students using archival materials for research.
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience working with rare book collections.
• Experience procuring collections.
• Knowledge of Appalachian history and culture.
• Experience using ArchivesSpace and CONTENTdm.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply? All applicants must apply online at considered for the position. Application review will begin July 29, 2015.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Youth & Teen Services Library Assistant, North Liberty, IA

Today’s Date: 07/06/2015

Job Closing Date: 07/20/2015

Job Title: Youth & Teen Services Library Assistant

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution North Liberty Community Library

Library Location: North Liberty, IA

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: The North Liberty Community Library is seeking a dynamic, energetic individual who enjoys working with youth to serve as a Youth & Teen Services Library Assistant. Duties for this part-time position include programming for a variety of ages from birth to 18 years, with a focus on teen services. Experience planning and implementing library programs and story times, offering readers’ advisory and assisting patrons with technology in a library setting is preferred. Must be available evening and weekend hours, non-negotiable. 29 hours per week.

Under direction of the Youth and Teen Services Librarian, this position assists with programming for youth, teens, and families; works at the information desk as assigned; and, shelves library materials accurately. The position performs front line tasks related to circulation of library materials and patron customer service, including helping patrons locate library materials. The position must provide consistent, courteous and sincere customer service to patrons and library staff at all times.

For full job description, please email Library Director Jennie Garner at
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth of all ages, be able to work with a variety of people and possess excellent communication skills.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $12.83-14.10/hour

How to apply? Please submit resume and cover letter to Andrew Frisbie, Youth & Teen Services Librarian, 520 West Cherry Street, P.O. Box 77, North Liberty, Iowa 52317 or email by 5PM, Monday, July 20, 2015.

Please note: We are unable to assist with travel or moving expenses.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.