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Library Director – Chippewa Falls, WI

Today’s Date: 09/26/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/13/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution Chippewa Falls Public Library

Library Location: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Website (if applicable): http://www.chippewafallslibrary.org/

Duties / Job description: Library Director. The Chippewa Falls Public Library seeks a creative, and energetic leader with an open collaborative spirit to plan, direct and coordinate all library activities. Must have excellent communications skills, innovative approaches to organizing and problem solving and knowledge of library best practices, trends, budgeting and technology.

For more information:http://www.chippewafallslibrary.org/node/146

Qualifications: Requirements: MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited institution, minimum of three years of progressively responsible library administrative experience, and eligibility for a Grade I Wisconsin Library Certificate. Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

How to apply? Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 13 at 5:00 PM. No phone calls, please.

Please submit a letter of application, a detailed resume and the names of three references with contact information electronically only to Mary Ann King,President, Board of Trustees, Makf@aol.com.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Muskegon County, MI

Today’s Date: 09/27/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/12/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Muskegon Area District Library

Library Location: Muskegon County, MI

Website (if applicable): http://www.gossagesager.com/madlad.htm

Duties / Job description: Your adventure starts here! Make a difference on Western Michigan’s shoreline as the new Library Director for the Muskegon Area District Library (http://www.madl.org/), headquartered in Muskegon (MI) County. The Library’s Board of Trustees seeks an innovative and experienced Director to implement an exciting vision for the library and its many constituencies. MADL serves 119,450 residents in 21 municipalities and townships. Governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees, the 10 library locations provide excellent services and programs with 50 staff (30.13 FTEs) and a $3 million annual budget. The Library is anticipating a levy renewal campaign to take place as early as 2015 and has a capital campaign in progress—expansion of the Norton Shores branch to create Storyville—a library project modeled after the innovative Baltimore County program and focusing on early childhood literacy in Muskegon County. MADL shares a catalog, resources and delivery system with other members of the Lakeland Library Cooperative.

The Muskegon area is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and is a popular destination with beautiful beaches, parks and lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the hiking and bike trails and other types of outdoor recreation for all seasons. Downtown Muskegon is experiencing resurgence in growth and renewal—including a thriving Farmer’s Market, the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra as well as the well-regarded Muskegon Museum of Art. Muskegon County is also home to the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which has provided programs in the fine arts for students since 1966. Grand Rapids (MI) is only 30 minutes away and both Chicago and Detroit are only a few hours’ drive away. The cost of living is moderate with many lifestyle options—from urban condos to suburban single family homes to rural farms. For information about the Library, the Muskegon area and the community, visit Muskegon Links at http://www.gossagesager.com/MADLlinks.htm.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the Library and staff, performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity with Michigan State law and under the policies and strategic directions established by the Board of Trustees. Visit Library Director (http://www.gossagesager.com/MADLjobdesc.pdf) under Article VII of the Board By-Laws for additional details.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; five or more years of progressively responsible experience in the library field, including four years in an administrative position; and the ability to obtain and retain Michigan Certification Level 1. Essential attributes and skills include: excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability and desire to plan, develop, and administer the activities of a public library; supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board, staff and community stakeholders; and an understanding and appreciation of public library best practices in the areas of intellectual freedom, collections, and library technologies. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, experience with a successful millage campaign and successful experience working in a union environment are highly desirable.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $78,000 – $90,000

How to apply? For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/) via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume to Dan Bradbury danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of October 12, 2014.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Digital Experience Consultant – CO

Today’s Date: 09/21/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/13/2014

Job Title: Digital Experience Consultant

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Colorado State Library

Library Location: Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 57,000 – 62,000

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Shell Rock, IA

Today’s Date: 09/19/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/01/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

Institution Benny Gambaiani Public Library

Library Location: Shell Rock, IA

Website (if applicable): www.shellrocklibrary.org

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? No

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

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Children’s Librarian – Huron, SD

Today’s Date: 09/09/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/03/2014

Job Title: Children’s Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Huron Public Library

Library Location: Huron, South Dakota

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

Duties / Job description: City of Huron – Job Description

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

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

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

MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY AND PERFORMANCE:

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

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

Programming and Children Services

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $16.90 – 21.16 per hour DOQ

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

IT Support Specialist – Eagle, ID

Today’s Date: 09/08/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/29/2014

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

Institution City of Eagle-Eagle Public Library

Library Location: Eagle, ID

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

Duties / Job description:

Job Title: IT Support Specialist Department: IT Department

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

Average Hours Per Week: 40 Status: Full time

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: 60-65,000

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Children’s Librarian – Algona, IA

Today’s Date: 08/28/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2014

Job Title: Children’s Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Algona Public Library

Library Location: Algona, IA

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 27,500-29,000

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Nora Springs, IA

Today’s Date: 08/21/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/23/2014

Job Title: Nora Springs Public Library Director

Institution Nora Springs Public Library

Library Location: Nora Springs, Iowa

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Dependent upon experience and qualifications.

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Knox, IN

Today’s Date: 08/12/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/30/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Starke County Public Library System

Library Location: Knox, IN

Website (if applicable): www.starkecountylibrary.org

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.