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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.


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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Regional Branch Manager – Nashville, TN

Today’s Date: 12/26/2014

Job Closing Date: 01/04/2015

Job Title: Regional Branch Manager-Library Manager 3

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Nashville Public Library

Library Location: Nashville, TN

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $63,782.78

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Public Services Assistant Manager – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 12/19/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Public Services Assistant Manager

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, ID

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

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

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

Join a library system engaged in community-driven services focused on delivering an innovative and exciting future to residents of Meridian Library District! Recipient of the Idaho Public Library of the Year Award for 2014, Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, and online services.

The Meridian Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Digital Services – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 12/19/2014

Job Closing Date: 01/05/2015

Job Title: Deputy Director – Digital Services

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, ID

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

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

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

Join a library system engaged in community-driven services focused on delivering an innovative and exciting future to residents of Meridian Library District! Recipient of Idaho’s Public Library of the Year Award for 2014, Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, and online services.

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

How to apply?  JOB FILLED (1/5/2015)

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Dayton, WA

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution Columbia County Rural Library District

Library Location: Dayton, Washington

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

Duties / Job description: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
LIBRARY DIRECTOR POSITION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Sr Library Development Consutltant – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/02/2015

Job Title: Senior Library Development Consultant

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000

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

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Regional Library Director – Omaha, NE

Today’s Date: 11/13/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Regional Library Director

Institution Nebraska Three Rivers Library System

Library Location: Omaha, Nebraaka

Duties / Job description: The Nebraska Three Rivers Library System (TRLS) seeks a creative, energetic individual with a strong public service orientation. Enthusiasm, flexibility, and self-motivation are essential. A dynamic leader is needed with a strong vision of the future of libraries who will be passionate about furthering the impact of the TRLS libraries and librarians. We are looking for an Executive Director who will support and lead service-oriented, user-focused, and collegial systems working collaboratively with each other and their communities to promote and advance the impact of libraries in the state of Nebraska. The Executive Director works closely with the Nebraska Library Commission and other system Directors. S/he should have proven successes in supervision, budget management and staff development as well as familiarity with developing and assessing library educational programs. Our successful candidate will embrace emerging twenty-first century tools and technologies and will have the ability to adapt to a wide variety of local and consortia procedures and projects. The TRLS Director will supervise other part-time system staff. Frequent travel within the twenty-one county area is required.

Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution and significant experience in all areas of library operations. A track record of progressively more responsible administrative experience, preferably with a breadth of knowledge in various types of libraries (public, academic, school, and special) with an emphasis on visioning, budget management, and staff development. Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Working knowledge of laws and policies relevant to various libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of information technology as it relates to libraries and the ability to effectively communicate with technologists, administration, and library staff about technology. Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include: 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; and skill in leading a diverse team of library professionals in setting and achieving goals.

PREFERRED: Three to five years of relevant administrative management and programming experience in a combination of libraries; knowledge of public organizations and administrative practices; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others and to work well with public officials and organizations; commitment to public service; proven success of innovation in modern library operations.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $45, 000 to $54,000

How to apply? Applicants must submit electronic application materials online to ThreeRiversDir@cox.net Applications should include: letter of application, resume, statement of philosophy of librarianship and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants begins upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to ThreeRiversDir@cox.net

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Dept. Director-Digital Services – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 11/12/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Deputy Director – Digital Services Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, Idaho

Website (if applicable): http://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.
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

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/.

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Youth Services Librarian – South Charleston, WV

Today’s Date: 11/11/2014

Job Closing Date: 01/30/2015

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 South Charleston Public Library is seeking a creative and dynamic team member to head the Youth Services Department of our independent, municipal public library. Our active youth services program is recognized as one of the best in West Virginia and we are proud of our customer focus and innovative programming.

JOB SUMMARY
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the direction and management of library services for children and young adults. He or she works within general library policy to establish procedures and methods to promote library services for youth and to optimize its use by them. He or she shares in developing overall library goals and objectives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PRIMARY DUTIES:
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. Other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Qualifications: Candidate must have earned an MLS from an ALA accredited school or be close to graduation. Candidate must have 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 with preference towards experience in TLC. 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.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 40000-45000

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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Consultant – Dodge City, KS

Today’s Date: 11/11/2014

Job Closing Date:

Job Title: Consultant

Institution Southwest Kansas Library Association

Library Location: Dodge City, KS

Website (if applicable): swkls.org

Duties / Job description: POSITIONS SUMMARY: Provide management and operational guidance to all member libraries, coordinate continuing education programs, manage bibliographic services including the SWiftnet database, and oversee the book mobile (Rotating Van) service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1) Provide management and operational guidance to member libraries, through online or onsite training and consulting.

2) Identify training needs of members, develop relevant training and continuing education programs, manage members’ CE hours and certification program.

3) Oversee SWiftnet database and related cataloging activities and liaison with OCLC and State Library as needed.

4) Coordinate and maintain statewide children’s programs and services including the annual summer reading program in conjunction with other regional systems.

5) Represent SWKLS at regional and statewide meetings and activities.

6) Coordinate production of quarterly “System Scene” newsletter.

7) Manage Rotating Van service by reviewing profiles, performing copy cataloging, processing materials, and supervising Rotating schedule and staff.

8) Facilitate the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH) service in Southwest Kansas in conjunction with the state library.

9) Serve as backup for ILL as needed

Qualifications: 1) Master of Library Science or related field from an accredited university, plus a minimum three years of progressively responsible library experience.

2) Familiarity with library operations and management issues, including public library board operations.

3) Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and ongoing activities simultaneously.

4) Exceptional written and oral communications skills.

5) Ability to work effectively with co-workers, member libraries, and peer systems.

6) Experience in planning and conducting workshops and training.

7) Demonstrated consulting ability.

8) Familiarity with information technology and computer applications.

9) Ability to operate a vehicle and hold a valid personal driver’s license.

10) Ability to travel to regional, state, and national meetings and events as necessary. Overnight travel is required.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $46,600-$50,900

How to apply? Application. Email or mail a letter of application, current resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

Tandy Ritchhart
SWKLS
100 Military Ave, Ste 210
Dodge City, KS 67801
tritchhart@swkls.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. SWKLS is an equal opportunity employer.

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Library Director – Richfield City, UT

Today’s Date: 10/08/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/20/2014

Job Title: Richfield City Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Richfield City Library

Library Location: Richfield, Utah

Website (if applicable): www.richfieldcity.com

Duties / Job description: Richfield City is accepting applications for a City Library Director. This position is responsible for a variety of professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing and directing Richfield City library services. This position works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the Richfield Library Board and the State Library Board. Provides general guidance and direction to Assistant Librarian(s), clerks, and volunteer workers and must be able to work well with others and the public in resolving disputes and complaints.

Qualifications: Qualifications and requirements include: Graduation from college with an associate degree in Library Science; and five (5) years of library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Starting salary range is $33,952 to $36,370

How to apply? Applications, resumes and at least three (3) references are required. Applications and a full job description may be obtained at the Workforce Services Office located at 115 East 100 South in Richfield, Utah, or at www.richfieldcity.com. Applicants must pass a comprehensive background and reference check. Valid Utah Drivers License is required within 30 days of hire date. The City offers a competitive salary and benefit package. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2014. EOE

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Children’s Services Coordinator – Chippewa Falls, WI

Today’s Date: 09/26/2014

Job Closing Date: 10/13/2014

Job Title: Children’s Services Coordinator

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution Chippewa Falls Public Library

Library Location: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

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

Duties / Job description: Children’s Services Coordinator. Chippewa Falls Public Library has an immediate opening for a full time (40 hours weekly) Children’s Services Coordinator.

Under supervision of the Library Director, the Children’s services coordinator will provide services, programming and outreach, and reader’s advisory to children, their parents, teachers, and caregivers; create and maintain press releases and outcome statistics for same; and help develop departmental policies and procedures, in accordance with the library’s stated mission.

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

Qualifications: The individual must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Library Information Studies or Media Specialist’s Certification and at least two years library experience, a thorough working knowledge of generally accepted library practices, collection development, policy, procedure, and reader’s advisory along with excellent communication skills, and a strong working knowledge business machines, computers, office software, social media and websites.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

How to apply? A letter of application, resumes with three references will be accepted electronically until October 13 at 5pm. No phone calls, please.

Please send any questions or application materials via email to Virginia Roberts, Director at libraryadmin@mycfpl.org.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.


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

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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

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