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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): pikeco.lib.in.us
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 dhughes@pikeco.lib.in.us, 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): http://wpl.lib.in.us/
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.
Qualifications:
  • 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 – 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): www.cannoncolibrary.org

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 www.cannoncolibrary.org, cover letter, resume with references, and completed questionnaire to cannoncountylibraryjobs@gmail.com . Application review will begin July 24, 2015. Open until filled.

All final candidates will be required to provide college transcripts.

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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): www.northlibertyiowa.org

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 jgarner@northlibertyiowa.org
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 afrisbie@northlibertyiowa.org by 5PM, Monday, July 20, 2015.

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

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Digital Collections Coordinator – Colorado State Library, CO

Today’s Date: 06/30/2015

Job Closing Date: 07/17/2015

Job Title: Digital Collections Coordinator

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Colorado State Library

Library Location: Colorado

Website (if applicable): http://www.libraryjobline.org/job/4749/Digital-Collections-Coordinator?ref=page1

Duties / Job description:
Greetings all-
The Digital Collections Coordinator is a newly created, full time position within the Colorado State Library. The position is open to experienced information professionals with strong project management and facilitation skills. Candidates should be interested in exploring and supporting expanded access to digital collections from Colorado libraries, archives, government agencies and cultural heritage organizations.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

· Proven proficiency in project management, communication and outreach activities, event planning and grant writing.
· Expertise working in a library, archive, cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
· Experience coordinating the activities of small teams towards identified goals.
· Experience with digital projects and knowledge of trends and best practices in the field of information management.
· Experience working with diverse communities and building effective relationships within those communities.
· Knowledge of current technologies and metadata standards and practices in libraries and archives.
· Presentation and training skills.
· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and develop feasible, realistic solutions to problems and conundrums.

The position will be responsible for maintaining and growing Colorado’s collective digital presence through cooperative digitization and preservation initiatives. This would include but not be limited to coordinating and collaborating with digitization partners and vendors for the creation of digital content; liaising with key stakeholders within the library, archive and cultural heritage communities to develop and foster partnerships; providing training and consulting to institutions and organizations to help them gain awareness of issues related to digital collections, copyright, preservation and metadata standards.

For more information regarding this position, please see the full description on Library Jobline: http://www.libraryjobline.org/job/4749/Digital-Collections-Coordinator?ref=page1.
Qualifications: Required Education

Master’s Degree
Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor – –
Professional 2 –
Library – –
Language Skills

Spanish is Not Required
Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Required Skills & Qualifications

MLS from an American Library Association Accredited program or equivalent advanced degree.
Minimum of two years professional experience with digital initiatives or digital collections in libraries, archives, or museums
Experience with digital content management systems
Strong background in customer service
Strong attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a teamProven experience with project management and juggling multiple demands
Ability to prioritize independently and identify when to seek input in setting priorities
Ability and willingness to travel
Ability to pass a background check, which includes a motor vehicle records search
Strongly Preferred:

Knowledge of multiple non-MARC metadata standards including Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, LOM and VRA. Basic understanding of cataloging standards for bibliographic and authority formats.
Experience working with an institutional repository, digital CMS, or similar platform (e.g. DSpace, Fedora, CONTENTdm etc.)
Familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g. OAI-PMH)
Familiarity with Linked Data and semantic web
Knowledge of current issues and trends in intellectual property, copyright, and fair use
Experience with quality assurance and quality control in the digital environment
Experience creating, reviewing editing and bulk loading of metadata or content for digital collections.
Knowledge of current digital reformatting and digital conversion policies and trends, including issues related to application of metadata to digital objects.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $59,000.00 to $67,000.00 per year

How to apply? Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to the Colorado Library Consortium HR Manager Andrea Pettegrew via email: apettegrew@clicweb.org. Professional references are not required for initial-stage applicants, but will be required of finalists for the position.

HR Contact Information

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Andrea Pettegrew (APettegrew@clicweb.org) at the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC). Questions regarding the role and duties of the position should be directed to Regan Harper at the Colorado State Library NRS division (harper_r@cde.state.co.us).

For more information regarding this position, please see the full description on Library Jobline: http://www.libraryjobline.org/job/4749/Digital-Collections-Coordinator?ref=page1.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Development Consultant – Lawrence, KS

Today’s Date: 05/11/2015

Job Closing Date: 06/01/2015

Job Title: Library Development Consultant

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Northeast Kansas Library System

Library Location: Lawrence, KS

Website (if applicable): www.nekls.org

Duties / Job description: The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) has an opening and we’re looking for someone with lots of energy and enthusiasm to come work with us!

Library Development Consultant: Opportunity for a creative librarian who will enjoy the challenge of helping the members of a 14-county regional multitype library system to develop exceptional library services.

* Coordinate programs of consulting, continuing education, planning and development with all types of member libraries,
* Play an active role in statewide cooperative activities, work in close collaboration with personnel from other regional and urban library systems and the Kansas State Library
* Requires excellent communication and organizational skills, commitment to teamwork and customer service, and be able to travel,
* Must be comfortable with both personal interaction and library technology,
* MLS degree and prior experience required. Knowledge of a broad range of library governance and management issues and prior experience in public library, school library, regional system or statewide library development preferred. Experience with collection development and grant writing a plus.

Excellent salary and benefits. Position open until filled. Evaluation of applications will begin June 1, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. Apply with cover letter, resume and references to: Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 W. 6th Street, or by email to ldebaun@nekls.org. EOE

For complete information, go to our website at: http://nekls.org/about/staff/jobs-in-nekls/.

Sharpen those pencils!
Qualifications: • Familiarity with library operations, policy development, and management issues, including public library board operations and personnel issues.
• Familiarity with collection management procedures and best practices.
• Experience in or with school libraries preferred.
• Experience with grant writing and fundraising is preferred.
• Experience with multi-type regional or statewide library development programs or in more than one type of library is preferred, as is familiarity with Kansas library statutes.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and ongoing activities simultaneously.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Experience in presenting and group facilitation is preferred.
• Ability to work effectively with co-workers and member libraries, demonstrating a friendly, collegial manner.
• Demonstrated consulting ability.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $47,000 – $51,000 DOQ

How to apply? For complete information, go to our website at: http://nekls.org/about/staff/jobs-in-nekls/.

Apply with cover letter, resume and references to: Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 W. 6th Street, or by email to ldebaun@nekls.org. EOE

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Summer Reading Regional Presenter – Manhattan, KS

Today’s Date: 03/02/2015

Job Closing Date: 05/01/2015

Job Title: Summer Reading Regional Presenter 2016

If ‘other’ please explain… Presenter for 7 Summer Reading Workshops across Kansas

Institution North Central Kansas Library System

Library Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Website (if applicable): http://nckls.mykansaslibrary.org/summer-reading-regional-presenter-2016-rfp/

Duties / Job description: Summer Reading Regional Presenter 2016 RFP

http://nckls.mykansaslibrary.org/summer-reading-regional-presenter-2016-rfp/

Request for Proposal: Summer Reading Workshop Presenter Summary and Background:

The Kansas Librarians for Children and Youth are accepting proposals for the 2016 Summer Reading Workshop Presentations. The Summer Reading Workshop Presenter performs seven presentations across Kansas in March of 2016. The workshops are for adult library employees and volunteers with varying degrees of expertise in youth services. At each location, presentation time varies; the general time frame for workshop presentations is from three to four hours. Presenter provides programming ideas and practical advice on running a summer library program to enhance the children’s and teen’s library experiences while incorporating the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) yearly theme.

Presenter utilizes both the CSLP resources and external resourses within her/his program. Please note: While we are happy to entertain proposals from previous presenters, preference will be given to those applicants who have not performed a Summer Reading workshop in Kansas within the last two years.

Workshop Guidelines:

Presentations include ideas and advice that will apply and work successfully with many ages and in all kinds of library situations including: range in sizes, staff levels, and budgets, as well as differing space for programming, creativity and educational level of staff, and degrees of enthusiasm for program. If selected, specific details and a full outline must be distributed to all seven locations two weeks prior to the first presentation. Proposals must be submitted no later than May 1st.

Workshop Purpose and Description:

Presenter must understand and meet the goals of the workshop, which are founded on the CSLP themes and materials:

1. to develop children’s and teen’s interests in reading for pleasure
2. to encourage and motivate children and teens to improve their reading skills
3. to encourage use of all library resources
4. to increase awareness of libraries

Workshop Measurable Outcomes:
1. Every participant present will have at least one programming idea that they will use.
2. Ideas from the CSLP manual will be presented.
3. When ideas are presented from the CSLP manual, they are demonstrated or expanded in some way.
4. Ideas will be presented that are not drawn from the CSLP manual.
5. Ideas and activities will be presented for early literacy, school aged, and teen programs.
6. Enthusiasm and excitement for the theme will be generated through the presentation.
7. Audience members will be engaged and asked to actively participate with presenter, whether through demonstrations, crafts, or sharing own ideas. (Other ideas: book trailers, book talks, etc.)
8. Books will be recommended in relation to specific programs and activities.
9. Handouts will be available for ideas presented. 10. Presentation will incorporate innovative ideas from current library practice.

Request for Proposal and Workshop Timeline:

All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm CST- May 1st. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from May 2nd through May 8th. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified.

Presenter selection will be made by May 8th. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed by May 31st. Presenters not selected will be notified by May 31st.

Workshop Timeline for 2016:

Specific workshop dates have not been finalized at this time. However, typically workshops take place over the first two weeks in March with three workshops one week and four workshops the other. All handouts for the workshops must be sent to the KLCY group contact two weeks prior to the first workshop to allow for printing. Workshop scheduling is based on individual system resources and requirements, but schedules are coordinated across systems as makes sense for ease of travel.

Budget: $12,000.00

Presenter is responsible for her/his own travel to and from Kansas and in between site locations for the seven presentations in late February and early March. Regional offices will cover the costs for hotel and meals the evening before that site’s presentation. Once again, thank you for your time, effort, and interest in our statewide workshops.

Qualifications: Please submit RFP, a list of qualification, cover letter and a resume for the committees consideration.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $12,000.00

How to apply? http://nckls.mykansaslibrary.org/summer-reading-regional-presenter-2016-rfp/

Submit your proposal to Melendra Sanders-msanders@nckls.org or Mary Boller-tbook@ruraltel.net

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Library Director – Sedro Woolley, Skagit County WA

Today’s Date: 02/26/2015

Job Closing Date: 04/01/2015

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District

Library Location: Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington

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

Duties / Job description: The Board of Trustees of the Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District seeks a creative, innovative leader to develop and grow a newly-formed library district which has no services at this time. The district was created through voter initiative in 2013. It lies within the unincorporated area of the Sedro-Woolley School District and runs through central Skagit County stretching from Whatcom County on the north to Snohomish County on the south. It will serve approximately 15,000 people with an estimated budget of $800,000.

The director will provide leadership in the design and implementation of new library services for a previously un-served area. He or she must possess excellent skills in leadership, communication, collaboration, and technology. He or she much have an extensive knowledge of library systems and procedures and experience working as a director of a small to medium sized library is essential.

Responsibilities: The Library Director reports to a five member appointed Board of Trustees. The Director provides system-wide strategic, visionary, and inspirational leadership. Because the district is in its formative stages, the Library Director will be required to have a broad knowledge of library administration, policy creation, budgeting, personnel management, relationship building, and community engagement.

Qualifications: 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 library director with a governing board is desired. Visit the district website www.centralskagitlibrary.org for a complete job description.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000

How to apply? Send a cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Joy Neal at: jneal@lclib.llib.wa.us or joy@centralskagitlibrary.org

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Youth Services Librarian, South Charleston, WV

Today’s Date: 02/25/2015

Job Closing Date: 03/27/2015

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Charleston Public Library

Library Location: South Charleston, WV

Website (if applicable): www.southcharlestonlibrary.org

Duties / Job description: 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.

SECONDARY DUTIES:
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.

Qualifications: 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
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
Or email the same materials to: reference@scpl.wvnet.edu

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Library Director – Dodge Center, MN

Today’s Date: 02/18/2015

Job Closing Date: 05/31/2015

Job Title: Public Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Dodge Center Public Library

Library Location: Dodge Center, MN

Website (if applicable): http://www.ci.dodgecenter.mn.us/index.asp?SEC=57EEDD89-7D66-4BA8-B9ED-8BE35E91EFD3&Type=B_JOB

Duties / Job description: The City of Dodge Center is accepting applications for a Library Director. This position manages all library operations and performs a variety of complex administrative and technical work, including program development, children’s activities, budgeting, and personnel supervision.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the liberal arts or three (3) years supervisory experience in a library. Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Library Science, program development experience, and a thorough understanding of the use of technology in the library. This position involves significant interaction with the public, requiring strong interpersonal and communication skills. A flexible schedule is required, including evenings and weekends.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $46,983.95 – $54,632.50

How to apply? Applications and a job description are provided below or may be obtained from the Dodge Center City Hall. Applicants should submit an application and resume to Library Director Search, P.O. Box 430, Dodge Center, MN 55927 or adminasst@ci.dodgecenter.mn.us. Position is open until filled; review of applications begins March 6, 2015.

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User Experience Designer – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 02/18/2015

Job Closing Date: 02/23/2015

Job Title: User Experience Designer

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

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

Duties / Job description: We are looking for a User Experience (UX) Designer with strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user experiences. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for collaboration with our Information Technology Division and public service librarians.

The UX Designer will:
1. Manage, maintain, and update the agency’s current webpage. Create, modify, and remove pages as needed. Create, assist, and modify web based forms. Troubleshoot website problems. Recommend website procedures and guidelines.
2. Conceptualize, design, prototype, develop, test and iteratively improve highly usable web applications.
3. Apply current and emerging web design techniques and frameworks to enable successful integration with real-time information feeds, local and distributed databases, multimedia content repositories, and web services.
4. Be adept at leveraging and integrating off-the-shelf and open source technologies, and at identifying when and how customized tools and solutions must be developed.
5. Successfully communicate conceptual ideas and design rationales visually, verbally, and in writing, with user advocacy a constant priority.
6. Creates visually appealing graphics, logos, images and related design elements for agency publications.
7. Facilitate periodic onsite support and training for member libraries.
8. Continuously improve appearance, accessibility, use, friendliness, and performance of the website.

Qualifications: Minimum Requirement and Additional Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree and experience in automated information or communication system design, installation, operation, or marketing. Related experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

Desired skills and experience:
• Understanding of common software project management and development practices
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong customer service orientation and problem solving skills
• Excellent Design/Creativity Skills
• Motion graphics design and production
• Familiarity with video editing and/or video creation
• Demonstrated understanding and/or working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign
• Ability to analyze and reduce to logical order complex technical data

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in interaction design, news media design or related design field

Candidate must have and or be able to develop the following:
• Experience with user interface design patterns
• Knowledgeable of popularly used social media apps and websites. Possess an understanding of photography, or a desire to learn photography.

Additional Comments:
Work occurs in a typical office environment and is primarily sedentary. Some travel is required.

A portfolio to accompany your resume.

If you should have questions or concerns about the job posting, please contact Jessica E. Cornish, Human Resources and Program Coordinator at (803) 734-8656.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $48,000

How to apply? All applications must be submitted online at www.jobs.sc.gov

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


County Librarian – Colusa, CA

Today’s Date: 02/05/2015

Job Closing Date: 04/30/2015

Job Title: County Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution County of Colusa California

Library Location: Colusa, California

Website (if applicable): counyofcolusa.org

Duties / Job description: Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the County Library; performs professional library work involving reference, adult services, and children’s services; coordinates assigned activities with other county departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Board of Supervisors. There is one position open.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Assumes full management responsibility for all County Library services and activities; recommends and administers policies and procedures.

Manages the development and implementation of County Library goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within county policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; allocates resources accordingly; develops long range plans.

Manages and participates in the development and administration of the library budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs the preparation of and implement budgetary adjustments.

Directs, oversees, and participates in the development of the Library’s work plan; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.

Investigates sources outside the Library which may produce additional revenue for the Library; directs and reviews grant preparation, management, compliance and fiscal management of grants; solicits donations and direct fund raising projects; monitors trust and memorial accounts.

Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of changes.

Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; supervises the volunteer program. Per-forms professional library work at all levels (reference, technical services, children’s and adult services, circulation, and management).

Coordinates Library participation in computer-based information networks and takes responsibility for the development of Library automation. Coordinates Library activities with those of other libraries, departments, and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Board of Supervisors; prepares and presents staff re-ports and other necessary correspondence.

Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; works with individual citizens and community groups to improve Library services; serves as a resource person for the Friends of the Library and other community groups.

Participates on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional groups and commit-tees. Oversees the maintenance and repair of all Library buildings and equipment; prepares recommendations regarding equipment and facility needs for growth and expansion of Library services to meet the needs of the citizens of Colusa County.

Maintains effective liaison with the California State Library, and submits required state financial and statistical re-ports in a timely manner; monitors legislation related to Library service matters and evaluates their impact upon county operations; participate in the governance of the North State Cooperative Library System. Oversees and continuously monitors the County Literacy Program.

Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
-Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association ac-credited college or university
-Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience including two (2) years of administrative and supervisory experience
-A valid California drivers license and an acceptable driving record
-Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive library program. Advanced principles and practices of professional library work; techniques of classification; library automation methods and procedures, including cataloging and circulation programs, computer reference tools and the Internet.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $6,530.00 – $8,335.00 per month plus benefits.

How to apply? REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
A complete application packet will include:
 -A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV. 052814
 -Cover Letter
 -Resume
 -Any certificates, licenses, and/or transcripts to verify education and/or training

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications may be obtained from and returned to:
Human Resources Department
547 Market Street, Suite 104
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: 530-458-0420
Download application:
www.countyofcolusa.org

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Library Director – Iowa Falls, IA

Today’s Date: 02/03/2015

Job Closing Date: 03/31/2015

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Robert W. Barlow Memorial Library

Library Location: Iowa Falls, IA

Website (if applicable): www.iowafalls.lib.ia.us

Duties / Job description: The Robert W. Barlow Memorial Library is accepting applications for the position of library director. Masters in library science or equivalent professional library experience required. Duties include: supervision of two full-tie and four part-time employees, collection management, computer network management, budgeting, grant writing, reference and readers advisory, overseeing library automation systems, facility management, and community outreach.

For a complete job description, go to library website www.iowafalls.lib.ia.us. Send resume, City of Iowa Falls job application, and cover letter to: Robert W. Barlow Memorial Library, 921 Washington Ave, Iowa Falls, IA 50126. Attn: selection committee. Position open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications: see above

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $36,000 to $42,000

How to apply? Send resume, City of Iowa Falls job application, and cover letter to: Robert W. Barlow Memorial Library, 921 Washington Ave, Iowa Falls, IA 50126. Attn: selection committee. Or email documents to: director@iowafalls.lib.ia.us

Position open until filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Library Director, Nampa, ID

Today’s Date: 02/02/2015

Job Closing Date: 03/03/2015

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution City of Nampa

Library Location: City of Nampa, Idaho

Website (if applicable): www.cityofnampa.us

Duties / Job description: GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Directs, plans, and organizes all library operations, activities, and services, including staffing, budgets, facilities, security, and public relations; performs other duties as required or assigned.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The Library Director is responsible for the management of the Public Library, including facility oversight, budget preparation and oversight, book collection development, community relations.

The Library Director is under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, but extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Library Board of Trustees, the Mayor and City Council, Departmental, and other City Employees, outside vendors, independent contractors, and the general public.

The Library Director is responsible for building a team of mutual trust and respect in the workplace. The Director contributes to the City’s public image by reviewing, evaluating and responding to customer suggestions, complaints, and problems, by developing public information and education programs, by facilitating an accurate flow of information to the public and by participating in professional and community associations and organizations. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)
• Develops annual planning and long-term goals and objectives with the ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long range goals can be achieved.
• Establishes a financial accounting system and monitors all budgets, including providing current expenditure report at each Board meeting, providing annual budget to City Council which states amount of money needed, and services and materials provided.
• Plans, supervises, and evaluates the work of staff.
• Demonstrated the ability to recognize courses of action which can be taken to handle problems or potential problems, and applying contingency plans to solve those problems.
• Demonstrated the ability to assess skill strengths and weaknesses of individuals and teams in order to determine what actions are appropriate to build and/or improve the needed skills.
• Plans for, directs, and takes appropriate action on risk management, workplace violence, and security policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment.
• Establishes and monitors all personnel and operational policies and procedures and directs all library activities, recommending changes to improve working conditions and service to customers.
• Promotes positive relations between the library and customers, the general public, local businesses. local schools, community and civic organizations, as well as professional organizations.
• Recognizes and utilizes when possible, new and existing sources of tax-free funding for the library.
• Determines how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
• Serves as a member of the governing body of the automated library system consortium.
• Demonstrates technical expertise and usage while remaining current on principles, practices, and new developments in Library Science by attending meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions as available and accessible.
• Maintains an effective and respectful work environment free of fear and intimidation.
• Motivates and guides others to ensure performance in accordance with clear expectations and goals.
• Demonstrates the ability to establish and maintain a good rapport and cooperative relationship with customers, co-workers, peers, and City Administration.
• Adapts to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished, in a positive and timely manner.
• Assumes responsibility for other duties as required or assigned.

ESSENTIAL RELATIONSHIP EXPECTATIONS
Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.

Responds to citizens’ questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner.

Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities.

Is punctual and timely in meeting requirements of performance, including attendance standards and work deadlines.

Communicates information and states concerns in a clear and professional manner.

Respects the opinion of others and demonstrates a reasonable relationship with employees, supervisors and others.

Accepts and performs in a timely and effective manner changes in work assignments and/or how work is performed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE
Comprehensive knowledge of Nampa city and general library policies and procedures.
Comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of managerial planning, directing and supervision.
Comprehensive knowledge of the current principles and practices of public library management operations.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of budget development, administration, and control.
Comprehensive knowledge of human resources management, including selection, training, performance evaluation and record keeping.
Thorough knowledge of City and State political issues and diplomatic relations.
Thorough knowledge of current computer technology and the application of such technology in a public library environment.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of public library facilities design and space utilization.

Substantial knowledge of risk management issues.

SKILLS/ABILITIES
Ability to develop library goals and determine the most effective means to ensure implementation of action plans within determined operational periods.

Ability to organize and prioritize work, establish and maintain appropriate organizational structure, allocate resources and delegate authority to accomplish goals and objectives.

Ability to effectively lead, motivate, and direct all departmental personnel to ensure efficient operations at all times.

Ability to evaluate new circumstances and apply prior experience and knowledge with good judgment.

Ability to plan, coordinate, control, and project costs of complex projects.

Ability to motivate staff to continued high levels of services.

Ability to effectively solve problems using diplomatic resolution strategies.

Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language.

Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures, and instructions, use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions, and prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations.

Integrity, ingenuity, and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

Qualifications: POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Competency Statement(s)
• Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
• Change Management – Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
• Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
• Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
• Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
• Delegating Responsibility – Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.
• Goal Oriented – Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
• Honesty / Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
• Leadership – Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
• Systems Analysis – Ability to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
• Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university required; M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an ALA-accredited program is preferred. Field of Study: Library Science, Information Science or closely related field.

Experience: 7 plus years of experience in library organization and management experience and/or any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Computer Skills: Ability to operate or quickly learn to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks and the ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The principal duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
FINGER DEXTERITY: Sufficient finger or manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to operate a personal computer, telephone and related equipment and use primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.

SPEECH: Sufficient clarity of speech or other communication ability with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to communicate effectively and convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly.

HEARING: Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.

VISUAL ABILITIES: Sufficient visual acuity or other power of observation with or without reasonable accommodation to enable the employee to review a wide variety of materials in electronic or hard copy form and perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection).

PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND PERSONAL MOBILITY: Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, to enable the employee to function within a general office environment.

Sedentary work; sitting most of the time. Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $5,349-$7,488 per month Exempt Position

How to apply? Dates to Submit Application: Applicant must submit an online application; resumes will not be taken in lieu of the application. Position information and online application may be found online at: www.cityofnampa.us. First review of applications will be February 13, 2015.
Position will remain open until filled.

The City of Nampa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Consultant – Jackson, MS

Today’s Date: 01/30/2015

Job Closing Date: 02/28/2015

Job Title: Library Consultant

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution Mississippi Library Commission

Library Location: Jackson, MS

Website (if applicable): http://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/jobs/DetailView.asp?ID=909

Duties / Job description: The Mississippi Library Commission seeks a resourceful Library Consultant to provide advice and assistance to public libraries on a wide variety of topics, including service, administration, programming, policies, and community partnerships.

The successful applicant will enjoy working in a collaborative environment, will be service-oriented, and will have background in public libraries. The Library Consultant provides training to public library staff members and assists public libraries with the development and implementation of progressive and emerging library services.

Consideration is given to applicants with a subject specialty such as technology, youth services, non-profits, programming, library law, etc. Strong communication skills are required in order to provide and exchange information, coordinate activities, and provide guidance.

The position requires regular travel throughout the state to perform onsite visits with public libraries.

Qualifications: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited college or university plus three years public library experience. The successful candidate will have to obtain a Mississippi driver’s license.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: Start salary: $33,875.47 annually + state benefits including 10 state holidays, Public Employees Retirement System, health and life insurance, and a generous leave package.

How to apply? To apply, visit the Mississippi State Personnel Board

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Assistant Director – Clear Lake, IA

Today’s Date: 01/28/2015

Job Closing Date: 02/28/2015

Job Title: Assistant Director

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution Clear Lake Public Library

Library Location: Clear Lake, Iowa

Website (if applicable): http://

Duties / Job description: Performs managerial duties related to personnel, library operations, technical services and cataloging. Plans and implements programming for library patrons. Manages the library in the absence of the Director.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; MLS from an ALA-accredited school preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $17.00 per hour with benefits.

How to apply? Apply with cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N. 4th Street, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428 or clplib@netins.net .

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


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.


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

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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.


Access Services Coordinator – Medford, OR

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: 12/23/2014

Job Title: LIBRARIAN-ACCESS SERVICES COORDINATOR

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Library systems & Service, LLC

Library Location: Jackson County Library Services, Medford, OR

Website (if applicable): https://careers-lssi.icims.com

Duties / Job description: Overview:

Experience: Progressively responsible library experience, including at least two years of
supervisory responsibilities

Education: MLS/MLIS Required
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours

Deadline: 12/23/2014

LSSI is seeking a forward thinking Access Services Coordinator for the Jackson County Public Library System. It is ideal for an energetic early/mid-career librarian with a passion for exceptional library service. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of sound public library management principles, best practices, trends, and current professional theories. Ability to exercise good judgment, along with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with library staff and the public. Ability to lead and inspire staff with creative new ideas for enhancing library services.

Jackson County is located in the lush southern Oregon region and offers residents a rich history, arts & culture, outdoor adventure, and fine dining. Area attractions include spectacular hiking and biking, the nationally designated “Wild and Scenic” Rogue River, the Tony Award Winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, more than 60 wineries, and dozens of concerts featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music: http://southernoregon.org/things-to-do

Responsibilities:
The position’s primary responsibilities are:
Ensure customer-service focus and orientation of the Jackson County Public Libraries
Oversee Technical Services
Coordinate Circulation Services and ILS staff training, support and system upgrades
Support systemwide staff schedule planning
Assist with systemwide volunteer coordination
Assist with collection development and public service desk hours
Supervise assigned staff members
Special projects and other duties as assigned
Qualifications: LS/ MLIS Required
Ability to operate with minimum supervision and work in a team environment to build partnerships, find solutions and make service enhancements
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with proven ability to motivate and lead others
Public library hands-on experience and supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to make sound management decisions, exercising good judgment dealing with people and situations
Ability to connect positively with library and community constituencies including library staff, library patrons and the general public
Experience in working as part of a team
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of Technical Services and Circulation Service required
Ability to work a flexible schedule which will involve local travel and include some weekend and evening work

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Based on experience

How to apply? Applications will only be accepted via our website; www.lssi.com

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