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County Librarian – Hertford, NC

Today’s Date: 03/24/2014

Job Title: County Librarian, Perquimans County LIbrary

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Perquimans County LIbrary

Library Location: Hertford, NC

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

Duties / Job description: DATE LISTED: March 21, 2014

TITLE: County Library Manager

LIBRARY: Perquimans County Library – part of the Pettigrew Regional Library System serving Perquimans, Chowan, Washington and Tyrrell.

CITY: Hertford, NC

NOTE: The Library is located in historic and beautiful Hertford, the county seat of Perquimans County, in Northeastern North Carolina. Perquimans County is the home of the Newbold-White House, built in 1730, the oldest brick house in North Carolina, and the beautiful Perquimans River with its unique S-shaped bridge. The library serves the 12,000+ residents of this rural community which is approximately an hour from the Outer Banks of North Carolina and metropolitan Norfolk, Virginia.

QUALIFICATIONS: DUTIES: Provides leadership, direction, and professional guidance in the delivery of library services in Perquimans County. Supervises staff of 4. Responsible for all operations in management of a very active county library. Reports to the Director of the Regional Library.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.pettigrewlibraries.org or contact Judi Bugniazet at jbugniazet@pettigrewlibraires.org or 252-793-2875. PRL is an equal opportunity employer.

Qualifications: MLS from ALA-accredited institution; minimum three years of public library experience; supervisory experience; eligible for certification by North Carolina Public Library Certification Board. Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with community groups and county officials as well as work as a team member with the 3 other county librarians and the director. Experience working on a building or renovation project preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: SALARY: $38,000/yr. min. + full benefits. A 35 hour a week position.

How to apply? AVAILABLE: Position currently open

APPLY BY: Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed in April.

TO APPLY: Send resume with cover letter and three professional references to: Judi Bugniazet, Library Director, Pettigrew Regional Library, 201 East Third Street, Plymouth, NC 27962 or e-mail attachments to jbugniazet@pettigrewlibraries.org

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.pettigrewlibraries.org or contact Judi Bugniazet at jbugniazet@pettigrewlibraires.org or 252-793-2875. PRL is an equal opportunity employer.

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State Librarian, GA

Today’s Date: 03/14/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/25/2014

Job Title: State Librarian Job Announcement

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Georgia Public LIbrary Service

Library Location: Georgia

Duties / Job description: State Librarian Job Announcement

The Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) seeks a new State Librarian. GPLS is part of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia but on a day-to-day basis has considerable authority to govern itself. The State Librarian is an employee of the Board of Regents and works with the network of public library systems, which are county and regional organizations.

ABOUT GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE

Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS) is the state library administrative agency and a unit of the Board of Regents, University System of Georgia. With headquarters in Atlanta, GPLS employs 42 professional librarians, technical experts and support staff. Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), the network of regional libraries serving Georgia residents with visual or print disabilities, is a division of GPLS. The State Librarian continually communicates with stakeholders in the library community to ensure that priorities align and provides state-wide leadership for GPLS staff, public library staff, friends groups and other supporters as they strive to empower libraries to improve the lives of Georgians. The tasks and individual roles of many GPLS staff members have grown larger and more critical in the past five years, a period in which state funding for public library services has decreased by almost 30 percent. Georgia’s 403 public libraries serve communities large and small in all 159 counties, offering services and programs that are as creative and unique as their individual communities. As public demand for library services continues to grow, Georgia’s public libraries are increasingly asked to do more with less. GPLS continually communicates with stakeholders in the library community to ensure that priorities align.

The State Librarian should:

· Possess strong communication skills to communicate on behalf of public libraries;

· Seek out and listen to advice of library directors;

· Have ability to relate to the unique structure of, and relationships among, library systems in Georgia, with single-county and regional systems in rural, urban and suburban settings;

· Gain an understanding of the relationship between the state’s role and that of local boards;

· Develop a vision for the network of public library systems in Georgia and have the capacity to generate support for that vision;

· Be an effective advocate for that vision and for pursuing and securing the resources to support it;

· Provide strong leadership in an age of dynamic change in the technology used in public libraries;

· Have a deep understanding of what public libraries do and have strong belief in customer service;

· Understand how to work with elected officials and the various local, state and national organizations that affect public libraries;

· Be an effective manager of people and budgets;

· Have an understanding of modern communications tools, including social media, and understand the need for an effective and cohesive marketing effort on behalf of public libraries.
Qualifications:
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Master of Library Science from ALA-accredited institution preferred. Those holding a Ph.D. and who have public library experience are encouraged to apply. Experience as a public library director strongly preferred.

· Minimum seven years’ experience working in a public library with increasing responsibilities.

· Knowledge of, or experience working in state libraries or systems and/or experience in state government.

· Extensive experience working with elected officials, appointed boards and other partners and constituencies essential to leading a successful library system.

· Demonstrated leadership experience either by positions held or successes achieved in program delivery.

· Experience in or thorough knowledge of, federal library programs.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

How to apply? The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, full resume, and contact information of at least five references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the search. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to March 25, 2014 to:

Laurie C. Wilder, Executive Vice President and Managing Director

Porsha L. Williams, Vice President
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30328
770-804-1996 ext: 109 and 117
pwilliams@parkersearch.com || eraines@parkersearch.com

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Library Director – Newburgh, IN

Today’s Date: 03/05/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/23/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Ohio Township Public Library System

Library Location: Newburgh, Indiana

Website (if applicable): http://www.ohio.lib.in.us/

Duties / Job description: Welcome to our town—as the next director of the Ohio Township Public Library System. The Library Board of Trustees seeks a new leader to help continue and enhance the Library’s successful role as a creative, cultural, and collaborative connection in the community. The Library director will work strategically with local organizations and agencies and be responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons and the community. Ohio Township Public Library System, (http://www.ohio.lib.in.us/), is an independent district with a tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library service. Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library staff of 50 serves the 37,749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the new Central Library, and two branch facilities: Chandler, located in the town of Chandler; and Newburgh, located in a 1984 building fronting the Ohio River. The challenge for the next director will be to forge strong community relationships and partnerships while leading a motivated staff to further serve the community effectively.

Ohio Township, consisting primarily of the cities of Newburgh and Chandler, is located in southwest Indiana in Warrick County. Nestled against a bend in the Ohio River, this community has deep historical roots, small town charm, and a thriving waterfront. While home to interesting shops, quality dining, and local events and festivals, city amenities are also easily accessible – Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within a few hours’ drive. With a quality public school system, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Newburgh also hosts parks, trails, and golf courses. Several large corporations in the region, such as Alcoa, Tropicana Entertainment, Vigo Coal, Toyota, and Deaconess Health System, a low cost of living and a strong agricultural presence contribute to a high quality of life. For additional information, please visit Ohio Township Links, (http://www.gossagesager.com/OTPLSlinks.htm).

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library aligning the Library’s mission, goals and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. This is complex executive work which includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the library. The Director also works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, local government, and community agencies and organizations. Too, the Director ensures that local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries and the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Library Board are being met.

Qualifications: Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2; and a minimum of three years of relevant library experience which includes supervision of staff. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

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 as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.

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Library Director — Robesonia, PA

Today’s Date: 02/20/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Library Director

If ‘other’ please explain… considered full time but only 30 hours per week

Institution Robesonia Community Library

Library Location: Robesonia PA

Website (if applicable): www.berks.lib.pa.us/sro/

Duties / Job description: Robesonia Community Library, serving Robesonia Borough, Heidelberg Township & North Heidelberg Township in Berks County, PA seeks an enthusiastic individual for the position of Library Director. This position is 30 hours per week and reports directly to the Board of Trustees. This position requires a minimum of two years college education and certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Responsibilities include representing the library at various community events, budgeting, collection development, adult programming, coordinating fundraising activities with the Board of Trustees and Friends of the Library, along with overseeing library staff and other daily operations.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to robesoniacl@berks.lib.pa.us or Robesonia Community Library, Attn: Kathy Bashore, 75-A South Brooke Street, Robesonia, PA 19551.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

Qualifications: 2 years college education and certification from the Pennsylvania Department of Education
Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: negotiable

How to apply? Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to robesoniacl@berks.lib.pa.us or Robesonia Community Library, Attn: Kathy Bashore, 75-A South Brooke Street, Robesonia, PA 19551

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Library Director — Ankeny, IA

Today’s Date: 02/17/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/28/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution City of Ankeny Iowa

Library Location: 1210 NW Prairie Ridge Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023

Website (if applicable): www.ankenyiowa.gov

Duties / Job description: The ideal Library Director must have demonstrated abilities in planning and directing functions in the operation of a public library, leadership, supervision and organization. The Director must be skilled in establishing effective communications with patrons, community groups, and other governmental officials.

To view the recruitment brochure go to http://www.ankenyiowa.gov/index.aspx?page=20

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a master’s degree in library science from an accredited ALA college or university, and have five years in professional library administration.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: Salary range is $74,228-$94,738 plus an excellent benefit package.

How to apply? Submit a City of Ankeny employment application, cover letter, and resume to:

Dawn Gean
Human Resources Officer
City Hall
410 W. 1st Street
Ankeny, IA 50023-1557
http://www.ankenyiowa.gov
Or E-mail to: dgean@ankenyiowa.gov.

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Library Director, Clear Lake IA

Today’s Date: 02/11/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/31/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Clear Lake Public Library

Library Location: Clear Lake, Iowa

Website (if applicable): www.cllibrary.org

Duties / Job description: As the result of a retirement, the City of Clear Lake seeks a Library Director. Clear Lake (pop.7,777) is home to one of Iowa’s largest natural lakes and boasts a strong tourism and recreation-based economy.

Under the general supervision of a 7-member Board of Trustees, the Library Director provides administrative and managerial oversight of the Library. The Director plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and reviews the Library’s resources, personnel, facilities, services and programs to respond to the needs of the community.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, or Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited university or college is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of professional librarian experience, with two (2) years of administrative and supervisory experience at management level preferred. Successful prior experience as a public library Director or Assistant Director is desirable.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $45,000 – $50,000 (+/-) depending on education and experience

How to apply? Submit a cover letter, resume and three (3) letters of reference to:

Attention: Mrs. Jana Severtson, Search Committee Co-Chair
Clear Lake Public Library
200 N. 4th St.
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

Applicants moving forward in the selection process will be required to provide additional documentation including, but not limited to: proof of graduation, licensure and current criminal background check. Applicants may be required to submit to a pre-employment drug test.

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The City of Clear Lake is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Library Director (PT) – Horseshoe Bend, ID

Today’s Date: 01/22/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/10/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

Institution Horseshoe Bend District Library

Library Location: Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: LIBRARY DIRECTOR
Horseshoe Bend District Library
Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Salary: DOE, DOQ
Benefits: Negotiable
Status: 30+/- hours/week

Horseshoe Bend District Library serves the rural community of Horseshoe Bend with a service population of about 1500 residents. Ideally located 30 minutes from the conveniences of the capital city of Boise, this community also offers the charm of picturesque mountain scenery and nearly limitless outdoor and river recreational activities.

Job Description: The library director is responsible for:
• Daily functions, programs, services, and finances of the library
• Working in cooperation with the board of trustees
• Exhibiting superior leadership, administrative, and organizational skills
• Working collaboratively and creatively with the ability to adapt to change
• Preparation, management, and oversight of library budget
• Attending continuing education classes, as necessary
• Setting and working toward long-range goals for the library
• Supervising other library staff members
• Acting as a positive public relations representative for the community
• Acting as clerk for the board without voting rights
• Working with patrons of all ages
• Designing and implementing library programs for various ages
• Computer and technology troubleshooting and support
• Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions: Duties are performed indoors in an office/library environment. Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to do general accounting and bookkeeping. Reading materials and verbal instructions require complex interpretation. Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile patrons/staff. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related destinations.

A successful candidate should possess people skills, computer skills, enthusiasm, energy, a desire to promote life-long learning, and an ability to understand the community and its needs.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS is preferred, but not required. High school diploma or GED required.

Applicants subject to pre-employment background check and drug testing.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: DOE, DOQ

How to apply? Send cover letter and resume to HSBLibraryDirector@gmail.com or submit in person to Horseshoe Bend District Library.

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Library Manager – Hertford, N.C.

Today’s Date: 01/03/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/28/2014

Job Title: Perquimans County Library Manager

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Part of the Pettigrew Regional Library System

Library Location: Hertford, N.C.

Website (if applicable): www.pettirewlibraries.org

Duties / Job description: Provides leadership, direction, and professional guidance in the delivery of library services in Perquimans County. Supervises staff of 4. Responsible for all operations in management of a very active county library. Reports to the Director of the Regional Library.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; minimum of three years of public library experience; supervisory experience; eligible for certification by North Carolina Public Library Certification Board. Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with community groups and county officials as well as work as a team member with the 3 other county librarians an the director. Experience working on a building or renovation project preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $37,125/yr. min. + full. benefits. A 365 hour a week position.

How to apply? Send resume, with cover letter, and three professional references to: Judi Bugniazet, Library Director, Pettigrew Regional Library, 201 East Third Street, Plymouth, NC 27962 or e-mail attachments to jbugniazet@pettigrewlibraries.org

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Library Director – Milan & Berlin Heights, OH

Today’s Date: 12/02/2013

Job Closing Date: 12/31/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Milan-Berlin Township Library District

Library Location: Milan & Berlin Heights Ohio

Website (if applicable): http://milan-berlin.lib.oh.us/

Duties / Job description: Creative and resourceful individual, with a strong public-service orientation, needed to serve as a full time Library Director for the Milan-Berlin Public Library District (Milan-Berlin Heights, OH). Responsible for the planning and operations of both libraries, located in two communities which are 7 miles apart. Reports to a 7-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for overseeing a staff of 12-15 full and part-time staff members and managing an annual budget of approximately $750,000. Commitment to library excellence, experience in expanding library materials and technology, and eagerness to initiate and administer community and cultural programs is expected. The Library Director provides expertise in library management and is responsible for t he implementation of plans, policies, and priorities established by the Library Board of Trustees.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work, have significant experience in the organization and management of library operations, including personnel administration, public relations, and demonstrated ability for leadership, creative problem solving, and innovation.

A master’s degree in library science and management experience is preferred; equivalent education and experience will be considered. Candidates should be comfortable in a PC environment, able to use Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Drive and Google Docs and Facebook.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000 depending on education and experience

How to apply? Email resume and contact information for three professional work references to:
m-b.library.board@outlook.com or mail it to Search Committee Chair, Milan Public Library, 19 East Church St. Milan, OH 44846

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Library Director – Algona, Iowa

Today’s Date: 11/29/2013

Job Closing Date: 12/20/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Algona Public Library
Library Location: Algona, Iowa

Website (if applicable): http://www.algona.lib.ia.us

Duties / Job description: The Algona Public Library seeks a well organized, energetic, and innovative leader to manage the operations of the Library. This is a full time position with benefits. The Library Director reports to a 9-member Board of Trustees and serves as chief executive officer of the library and manages the facility, a staff of 10 people (7 FTE), the library finances, and all aspects of operations. The ideal candidate will have:

• The ability to work collaboratively
• Proven leadership ability
• The capability to be flexible and adaptable to change

The City of Algona, population 5,500, is the county seat of Kossuth County. There is a potential library renovation project in the future.

Please visit www.algona.lib.ia.us for full job description.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master of Library Science degree from ALA accredited institution preferred. Minimum two years of library experience required; some supervision experience preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range:

How to apply? Mail:
Library Director Search Committee
Algona Public Library
210 N Phillips St
Algona IA 50511

or

Email: board@algona.lib.ia.us

by 5:00pm on Friday, December 20, 2013

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E-learning and Rural Outreach Services – Spokane, WA

Today’s Date: 11/20/2013

Closing date – unknown

Job Title: Librarian: e-Learning and Rural Outreach Services

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Community Colleges of Spokane, Spokane Community College

Library Location: Inland Northwest: Spokane county area, Washington State

Website (if applicable): http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ccspokane/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=759707&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%2D1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND%5FKEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

Duties / Job description: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Working with online and rural faculty, and in collaboration with other library faculty, develop curriculum and instruct students at remote locations and online using instructional television and the course management tools, 21st century social media and mobile technologies, and other technology related to e-learning and remote delivery. Remote locations include the rural sites in the Northern Counties of Eastern Washington and the Pullman Center in Pullman, WA.
Provides professional librarian services and academic support to students, faculty and other librarian patrons at physical and virtual reference desks.

Provide leadership in the adoption of emerging instructional technologies and trends in online learning relevant to the Community Colleges of Spokane’s instructional mission;

Collaborate with CCS librarians, faculty, and staff to: create online learning tools and resources (e.g., online tutorials, web-casting instruction) that support the development of information literacy competencies; provide course-based information literacy instruction, assessment, collection development, and promote faculty awareness of new delivery modes and issues in scholarly communication; serve as liaison to the e-Learning and rural programs;

Participates in the identification, selection and acquisition of desired resources in various formats, particularly e-resources; may include participation in cooperative agreements to provide access to resources with other libraries.
Participate in library department meetings (both SCC and SFCC), CCS Library Services meetings, Instructional Support Services meetings, district and college meetings, as appropriate; Serve on district or college committees, councils and/or task forces and perform other activities within the scope of the position, in accordance with the faculty contract;
Complies with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; Follows established procedures in areas such as printing, office support, safety regulations and related administrative processes;
Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned;

In addition, librarians may:
Develop and deliver courses in library science, research and related subjects utilizing appropriate pedagogy and technology that facilitates student learning and success.
Supervise paraprofessional employees or direct the work of assigned work-study students.
Advise student clubs or associations.
Develop library instructional and/or promotional materials using a variety of technologies.
Provide training and direct service to both students and instructional faculty in the use of new instructional technologies designed to improve teaching and learning.
Provides training and direct service in the areas of reference, research, material acquisition, course management systems such as Blackboard and collection development.
Manage library collections to include oversight of circulation and technical services, shelving, and recording / assessment activities.

Qualifications: REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)

An earned Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution/program.
Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
A demonstrated understanding of and value for the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of both the organization and the students we serve.

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as a member of a team;
Demonstrated expertise and success promoting teamwork and fostering collaborative relationships;
Demonstrated ability in the use of information technologies, information management tools, online course management tools, 21st century social media and mobile technologies and other technologies related to e-learning;
Understanding of and demonstrated ability to employ assessment measures and gather evidence to communicate the value of library services to internal and external customers;
Demonstrated ability to understand and embrace emerging library-related software programs and technologies;
Experience using online course software such as Blackboard, Canvas and Moodle;
Program development expertise;
Ability to multi-task and prioritize work;
Excellent presentation, instruction, and communication skills;
Possess an understanding of the non-traditional college experience and the ability to offer reference and instructional services in a distributed environment
Previous experience in library services to remote sites;
Previous experience delivering library services using e-learning systems;
Previous experience equivalent to one-three full years as a professional librarian;
Experience developing and presenting technology sessions for students and faculty;
Experience in education and/or instruction;
Working knowledge of Information Literacy Competency Skills for Higher Education
Teaching experience and/or successful completion of formal education focused on teaching methodologies;
Working knowledge of the ALA Standards for Distance Learning Library Services and accreditation standards relevant to e-learning and educational offerings in remote locations.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $44,730 – $46,067; Total compensation: $57,652 – $59,109

How to apply? To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

CCS online application including supplemental questions.
Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
Comprehensive resume *
Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references*
College transcript(s) if applicable – unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted when candidate becomes a finalist

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required to be included as an attachment to your application prior to submission.

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DIRECTOR – Boulder, CO

Today’s Date: 11/14/2013

Job Closing Date: 12/30/2013

Job Title: Director

Institution Boulder Public Library

Library Location: Boulder Colorado

Duties / Job description: Boulder – Service Excellence for an Inspired Future. The City of Boulder seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced leader to continue its commitment to service excellence for its public library and arts programs. With a work force dedicated to the values of customer service, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation, Boulder Public Library serves the city’s 100,000+ residents from the soon to be renovated Main Library, two neighborhood branches, the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History and an auxiliary North Boulder Library facility (opening in 2014). Through its staff and facilities, BPL provides support for Boulder’s performing and fine arts with exhibits, concerts, films, discussions and storytelling for people of all ages . With an $8.2 million annual budget and the support of the Boulder Public Library Foundation, the new director and staff (79.51 FTEs) will have the capacity to develop new opportunities for community involvement, programs and services, including being an integral part of the implementation of the Main Library Renovation and the Civic Area Plan and facilitating the development of an Arts and Cultural Master Plan.

Boulder, just northwest of Denver, is 5,430 feet above sea level, covering 25 square miles. It is surrounded by extensive natural areas of city trails, open space and mountain parks. The city is known for its natural beauty, preponderance of sunny days, outdoor recreation, natural product retailers, restaurants, outstanding alternative transportation options, diverse businesses and technological and academic resources. Boulder is home to the main campus of the University of Colorado (about 29,000 students) and several national labs including the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The city’s residents support many arts and cultural events, including one of the three original Chautauquas in the nation, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, a twice weekly seasonal farmers’ market, the annual Bolder Boulder race, the B oulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Boulder International Film Festival. The city is proud of its top rankings in health, well-being, quality of life, education, and art. For additional information on the Library, the City and the area, see Boulder Links.

Responsibilities. Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Director provides professional guidance, acts as a key member of the City Manager’s management team, and is a policy advisor to the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, City Council, Library Commission, Arts Commission, and other committees, public groups and the Boulder Public Library Foundation. Ability to work well in a complex political environment, address conflicting goals, build consensus, and navigate the concerns of multiple stakeholders are critical skills essential for success. The two city council-appointed commissions, the Library Commission and the Arts Commission, function in an advisory capacity.

Qualifications: Qualifications. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field; at least five years of experience as a senior manager in a complex organization; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader in the public or non-profit sector with experience in board/commission and foundation relationships, managing and creating innovative services, managing and developing staff, fostering relationships with engaged stakeholders, and developing revenue sources. Successful experience working in a municipal public or university library system, experience in promoting and ma naging arts and cultural programs, experience working with advisory boards and experience managing staff in a union or bargaining group are desirable. For additional details see Library Director job description. Residency in the city of Boulder is not a requirement of the position.

Salary Range: $102,250-$129,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.
How to apply?

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. Review of cover letters and resumes will begin on December 30, 2013. The position is open until filled.

BRADBURY ASSOCIATES/GOSSAGE SAGER ASSOCIATES
4545 WORNALL RD., STE. 805, KANSAS CITY, MO 64111

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Director – Dayton, WA

Today’s Date: 11/04/2013

Job Closing Date:12/25/2013

Job Title: Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Columbia County Rural Library District
Library Location: Dayton, Washington

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

Duties / Job description: A. Provides administrative services to Columbia County Rural Library District operations by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Assist Board of Trustees in developing and updating the District’s strategic plan
2. Administer and perform duties associated with planning, writing, and implementing policies established by the Board of Trustees interpreting and communicating Board policies to library staff and community.
3. Establish procedures to guide the library staff based on the library’s goals and objectives.
4. Develop creative plans of action and use initiative and independent judgment to carry plans to successful completion.
5. Responsible for maintaining library staff by demonstrating leadership ability that practices skills and behaviors that support the personal growth of CCRLD staff in his/her respective job.
6. Analyze, research, develop, and implement Board-approved programs for new or revised services and facilities, which are responsible for changing service area needs.
7. Maintain and enhance the organization’s Human Resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs and practices.
8. Perform other duties as may be directed by the Board of Trustees to support the District’s mission and vision.

B. Achieve financial objectives by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Manage available resources to achieve District’s mission, vision, and values in conjunction with strategic plan goals and objectives.
2. Analyze financial needs, prepares budget, and oversees budget administration.
3. Analyze opportunities for writing grant proposals.

C. Contributes to team effort by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Model a management attitude and lead action, which encourages staff and Board members to see library as a consumer-directed service organization.
2. Inspire consensus team building and collaborative problem solving.

D. Building, organizes, and explains collection by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Establish and/or revise collection development policies and practices.
2. Select, recommend, and order reference and circulation resources directly or through the support of paraprofessional staff.
3. Classify and catalog materials directly or through the support of paraprofessional staff.
4. Provide professional reference and readers’ advisory services directly to users or through the support of paraprofessional staff.

E. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Attend educational workshops, conferences and/or academic classes.
2. Review professional journals.
3. Evaluate library services and current trends in library service, including management, library automation, information retrieval technologies, computer software programs, and collection development.

F. Maintains relationship with others by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Develop and maintain working relationships with local officials, Library Board, Friends Group, and other community agencies.
2. Build strategic partnerships and community coalitions and foster positive relationships, especially in a rural setting.
3. Participate in the activities of relevant professional library organizations.
4. Represent the Library District in civic and community organizations.

G. Maintains safe and healthful environment by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Promote a safe library environment for staff and patrons by developing and enforcing safety systems policies and procedures.
2. Comply with federal, state, and local safety regulations by studying existing and new legislation.
3. Be aware of physical structure of library building and repair/maintenance that the building may need.

H. Working environment:
Activities:
Required:
1. Public service to one community library handling multiple tasks with continual interruptions.
2. Part of a library team.
3. Normal office and public library environment, covering circulation desk as need arises.
4. Travel in rural areas as needed for operation of a small rural county library.

I. Physical demands:
Activities:
Required:
1. Position requires continuous standing, frequent sitting, walking, bending, reaching, handling, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions of hands/wrists.
2. Specific vision abilities required to do this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
3. Ability to hear and speak with patrons, staff, and telephone callers.
4. Ability to use keyboard and to view computer monitor for extended periods.
5. Ability to check in library materials using an automated circulation system.
6. Ability to travel to area libraries and other locations inside and outside the District.
7. Ability to lift and carry at least 30 pounds.
8. Ability to push and pull 100 pound carts.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.
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.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $43,476 to $47,136 with benefits

How to apply? Find our employment packet at: http://www.ccrld.lib.wa.us/index.php/employment

Mail to:
Columbia County Rural Library District
PO Box 74
Dayton, WA 99328

For more information call Janet Lyon at 509-382-4131

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Children’s Services Coordinator – LeClaire, IA

Today’s Date: 11/12/2013

Job Closing Date: 11/30/2013

Job Title: Children’s Services Coordinator

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution LeClaire Community Library

Library Location: LeClaire, IA

Website (if applicable): http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us/

Duties / Job description: Under the supervision of the Library Director, performs responsible and varied professional library work related to planning, organizing, and directing library programs & activities designed for children ranging in age from Birth through Grade 6.

Participates in short and long term planning, facilitation & promotion of children’s library programs & services; coordinates in-house & outreach activities, independently and with other staff members; assists patrons in the selection and use of library materials & electronic resources. Develops & maintains library collection & program supplies within the Children’s Department. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services to the public and acts as liaison with schools, daycare and homeschoolers. Provides excellent customer service and assists with general library & circulation activities, as assigned.

Qualifications: DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:
(A) Required-Associate’s Degree (A.A.) or equivalent; experience in Children’s or Youth public library services preferred.

(B) One year of library or related children’s services, or an equivalent combination of library training, experience and education, preferably in the library field with knowledge of professional library standards is preferred.

(C) Requires considerable organizational, typing and word processing skills, along with general computer proficiency.

(D) Interpersonal and communication skills necessary in representing the Library within the community & publicly

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

(A) Pre-employment drug and alcohol testing is required for this position as required per City policy.
(B) Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
(C) Possess a valid Iowa Driver’s License and a dependable vehicle for transportation to/from library outreach activities & trainings/meetings/conferences.
(D) Residency Requirement: Must reside in the State of Iowa and within ½ hr. response time from LeClaire City Hall within one (1) year of appointment to City service, per City policy.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: Starting rate of $10.13 per hour depending on prior, relevant experience and qualifications; eligible for increase(s) per union contract provisions, if applicable.

How to apply? Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Library Director Jillian Aschliman, jaschliman@leclaireiowa.gov

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Perquimans County Librarian – Hertford, NC

Today’s Date: 10/29/2013

Job Closing Date: 11/30/2013

Job Title: Perquimans County Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Perquimans County Library – part of the Pettigrew Regional Library System serving Perquimans, Chowan, Washington and Tyrell

Library Location: Hertford, NC

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

Duties / Job description: Provides leadership, direction, and professional guidance in the delivery of library services in Perquimans County. Supervises staff of 4. Responsible for all operations in management of a very active county library. Reports to the Director of the Regional Library.

Qualifications: MLS from ALA – accredited institution; minimum three years of public library experience; eligible for certification by North Carolina Public Library Certification Board. Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with community groups and county officials as well as work as a team member with the 3 other county librarians and the director.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $37,125/yr. min. + full benefits. A 35 hour a week position.

How to apply? Send resume, with cover letter, and three professional references to: Judi Bugniazet, Library Director, Pettigrew Regional Library, 201 East Third Street, Plymouth, NC 27962 or e-mail attachments to jbugniazet@pettigrewlibraries.org

For additional information www.pettigrewlibraries.org or contact Judi Bugniazet at jbugniazet@pettigrewlibraries.org or 252-793-2875. PRL is an equal opportunity employer.


Electronic Resource Director – South Carolina

Today’s Date: 10/02/2013

Job Closing Date: 11/02/2013

Job Title: Electronic Resource Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Carolina State Library
Library Location: South Carolina

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

Duties / Job description: Job Description:
Directs the Electronic Resources Program to include: Discus, Learning Express, Ferguson’s, E-Books Programs, TumbleBooks, Evanced Summer Reader Program, and other electronic resources which will benefit all South Carolina citizens through the state’s schools, colleges and public libraries.

Responsibilities:
Directs the overall operations of the Electronic Resources program. In collaboration with State Library Administration, plans, implements, manages and monitors all Electronic Resource programs including, Discus. Performs administrative functions of Electronic Resources. Responsible for monitoring, evaluating, goal setting, and determining the return on investment for each program and suggesting an adjusted course of action if needed. Monitors statistical usage and provides trending information to Administration. Works with advisory bodies and users to assess needs, evaluate and select databases.
Responsible for negotiation of contracts with vendors, budgeting, and collaborative purchasing agreements. Coordinates selection, purchase and vendor support of products. Responsible for comparison of content so that duplication is minimal. Must know target group needs and be able to build relationships which support collaborative buying power. Works with vendors to resolve technical, content and support issues. Must have solid understanding of relevant technology which allows for problem solving and ease of explanation to others, ensuring competent recommendations of products to purchase.
Responsible for managing collaborative opportunities with partners to increase participation and understanding of various programs. Responsible for direct promotion of programs with assistance of the PR/Marketing Director. Prepares and presents promotional and instructional presentations and exhibits. Consults with libraries and educational institutions to facilitate and support participation in various programs.
Responsible for one direct report: Discus Training Coordinator however, serves as a member of the Leadership Team. Must have strong management capabilities and be able to operate as a team.

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited college/university and 6 years appropriate professional library experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of organization, procedure, policy, goals and services of the agency. Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of state library programs, considerable knowledge of administrative policies and procedures governing library service programs. Knowledge and experience in budget planning for electronic database resources. Knowledge of public relations and marketing techniques. Knowledge of current and emerging information science trends and technologies. Ability to establish effective working relationships with outside agencies, governing boards, public officials and the general public.
Receives limited supervision. Requires a high degree of independence, initiative and discretion. Consults with agency administration on plans, policies and decisions that affect the overall direction and implementation of the Agency’s Electronic Resources. Reports progress to agency administration.
Position involves in-state travel, including some overnight travel, to make presentations, staff exhibits and provide library consulting services. Valid driver’s license required. May involve out-of-state travel for professional development.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $37,945 – $70,204

How to apply? Apply online at www.statelibrary.sc.gov

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Dayton, WA

Today’s Date: 08/21/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/30/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Columbia County Rural Library District

Library Location: Dayton, Washington

Website (if applicable): ccrld.lib.wa.us

Duties / Job description:
POSITION DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
This position reports to the Columbia County Rural Library District Board of
Trustees, (a five-member board appointed by the Commissioners), and is responsible for the administration, planning, and operation of the Columbia County Rural Library District in a manner consistent with the Library District’s mission, vision, and values.

RESULTS STATEMENTS:
Results statements are essential functions or duties listed below and are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position of the work if similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The function in each category is broken down to what will be required. “Accomplish related duties as assigned” apply to all categories.

A. Provides administrative services to Columbia County Rural Library District operations by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Assist Board of Trustees in developing and updating the District’s strategic plan
2. Administer and perform duties associated with planning, writing, and implementing policies established by the Board of Trustees interpreting and communicating Board policies to library staff and community.
3. Establish procedures to guide the library staff based on the library’s goals and objectives.
4. Develop creative plans of action and use initiative and independent judgment to carry plans to successful completion.
5. Responsible for maintaining library staff by demonstrating leadership ability that practices skills and behaviors that support the personal growth of CCRLD staff in his/her respective job.
6. Analyze, research, develop, and implement Board-approved programs for new or revised services and facilities, which are responsible for changing service area needs.
7. Maintain and enhance the organization’s Human Resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs and practices.
8. Perform other duties as may be directed by the Board of Trustees to support the District’s mission and vision.

B. Achieve financial objectives by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Manage available resources to achieve District’s mission, vision, and values in conjunction with strategic plan goals and objectives.
2. Analyze financial needs, prepares budget, and oversees budget administration.
3. Analyze opportunities for writing grant proposals.

C. Contributes to team effort by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Model a management attitude and lead action, which encourages staff and Board members to see library as a consumer-directed service organization.
2. Inspire consensus team building and collaborative problem solving.

D. Building, organizes, and explains collection by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Establish and/or revise collection development policies and practices.
2. Select, recommend, and order reference and circulation resources directly or through the support of paraprofessional staff.
3. Classify and catalog materials directly or through the support of paraprofessional staff.
4. Provide professional reference and readers’ advisory services directly to users or through the support of paraprofessional staff.

E. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Attend educational workshops, conferences and/or academic classes.
2. Review professional journals.
3. Evaluate library services and current trends in library service, including management, library automation, information retrieval technologies, computer software programs, and collection development.

F. Maintains relationship with others by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Develop and maintain working relationships with local officials, Library Board, Friends Group, and other community agencies.
2. Build strategic partnerships and community coalitions and foster positive relationships, especially in a rural setting.
3. Participate in the activities of relevant professional library organizations.
4. Represent the Library District in civic and community organizations.

G. Maintains safe and healthful environment by:
Activities:
Required:
1. Promote a safe library environment for staff and patrons by developing and enforcing safety systems policies and procedures.
2. Comply with federal, state, and local safety regulations by studying existing and new legislation.
3. Be aware of physical structure of library building and repair/maintenance that the building may need.

H. Working environment:
Activities:
Required:
1. Public service to one community library handling multiple tasks with continual interruptions.
2. Part of a library team.
3. Normal office and public library environment, covering circulation desk as need arises.
4. Travel in rural areas as needed for operation of a small rural county library.

I. Physical demands:
Activities:
Required:
1. Position requires continuous standing, frequent sitting, walking, bending, reaching, handling, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions of hands/wrists.
2. Specific vision abilities required to do this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
3. Ability to hear and speak with patrons, staff, and telephone callers.
4. Ability to use keyboard and to view computer monitor for extended periods.
5. Ability to check in library materials using an automated circulation system.
6. Ability to travel to area libraries and other locations inside and outside the District.
7. Ability to lift and carry at least 30 pounds.
8. Ability to push and pull 100 pound carts.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.

Please let us know if you need any accommodation to apply or interview for this position.

June 28, 2013 adopted
Revised August 19, 2013

Qualifications: 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.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $43,476 per year – $47,136 per year, plus benefits and depending on experience.

How to apply? More information and application packets are available at http://www.ccrld.lib.wa.us/index.php/employment.
Packets are also available at the library
Columbia County Rural Library District
Dayton Memorial Library
111 S 3rd
PO Box 74
Dayton, Wa 99328

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – LeClaire, IA

Today’s Date: 08/19/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/06/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution LeClaire Community Library

Library Location: 323 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA 52753

Website (if applicable): http://www.leclaire.lib.ia.us/

Duties / Job description: Under the general direction of the LeClaire Community Library Board of Trustees, the library director provides leadership, administrative management and oversight of
all library functions and services, including but not limited to: plans, organizes and directs public library services; coordinates and manages activities of employees and volunteers engaged in library services; develops and maintains a current and effective collection of library materials; oversees and maintains day-to-day library budget and annual budget
planning; coordinates and assists in the preparation of financial records and reports; advises the Board, Mayor and City Council, and City Administrator on library services, financial status, legislation, and related matters; supervises the operation and maintenance of library facility, equipment and physical operations.

A detailed job description can be found at www.leclaireiowa.gov/DIRECTORNOTICE.pdf

Qualifications: The position requires a BA in any applicable field of study or closely related field, at least five years of progressively responsible public library experience, and two years of supervisory responsibility. An MLS degree from an accredited ALA institution is preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000

How to apply? The City’s “Application for Employment” can be found at www.leclaireiowa.gov/DIRECTORFORM.dot. A cover letter, resume, and the
Application for Employment must be submitted to the Library Board of Directors via email at
libcareer@leclaireiowa.gov.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director — Concrete, WA

Today’s Date: 08/19/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/14/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Upper Skagit Regional Library District

Library Location: Concrete, Washington

Website (if applicable): www.upperskagit.lclib.lib.wa.us

Duties / Job description: Library Director

Upper Skagit Library District (Concrete, WA)

Deadline: September 14

The Upper Skagit Library District is searching for a dynamic library director for its library nestled in the foothills of the majestic Cascade Mountains in Northwest Washington. The Library District serves a rural population of 4,100 in eastern Skagit County. This partial-county library district was formed by a vote of the people in 2001 and opened to the public in January 2005. The library offers a full range of library services including free Wi-Fi internet access in 1,600 sq. ft., centrally located facility. Monthly circulation for this growing library averages over 2,000 for a collection of over 10,000 items. A dedicated Board of Trustees appointed by County Commissioners is the sole governing unit for the library.

The Area:
The library enjoys easy user access in the mercantile center of Concrete, WA (population 712). This library district encompasses a friendly and eclectic community on the North Cascades Highway along the Skagit, Cascade, and Sauk Rivers. The area offers ample opportunities to enjoy recreational activities in a lovely, natural setting.

The Position:
The Director of the Upper Skagit Library will be responsible for the daily operations of the library, including personnel, financial management, library automation and other technologies. The position will manage all aspects of collection development. The Director will oversee educational and cultural programming, stay current on the latest technologies, and share the vision of the library within our community. The position requires a high level of independence with accountability directly to the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be committed to leading the library in acquiring a new facility.

Qualifications: Essential Qualifications:
 Demonstrated public speaking ability in the community
 Experience in budgeting and administration
 Solid background in supervising skilled staff
 Proficiency in verbal and written communication skills
 Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds, education levels and communicate across the generations
 Demonstrated deep understanding of rural library issues
 Ability to work in an open floor-plan library

Minimum Requirements:
A Master’s in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and Washington State Library certification. A minimum of two years public library experience in management and staff supervision.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $3,423-$3,727 per month

How to apply? Application Process:
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and include at least three references to the Upper Skagit Library c/o Director Search Committee, P.O. Box 99, Concrete, WA 98237. Emails may be sent to libraryboard@upperskagit.lib.wa.us. Electronic access to this announcement may be found through the library website, www.upperskagit.lib.wa.us. Position closes on September 14, 2013 or until filled.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Metadata Librarian – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 08/15/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2013

Job Title: Metadata Librarian

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

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

Duties / Job description: This is a professional library position with responsibility for providing leadership and coordination of non-MARC metadata in support of our digital collections. This position will collaborate with the digital collections project manager and other staff to develop effective policies and production workflows for managing the metadata for several digital projects at the library.

Responsibilities include:
• Collaborates closely with key staff to create and maintain appropriate descriptive, technical, and structural metadata schemas for digitized and born-digital content managed by the library.
• Catalogs digital objects and metadata using non-MARC metadata schema to provide access to resources through a DSpace digital management system.
• Creates and maintains documentation on workflows and best practices for digitization and metadata projects. Meets regularly with digital collections project manager to communicate workflow updates.
• Evaluates, recommends, and applies quality control measures for metadata operations.
• Updates traditional cataloging in Evergreen consortial catalog, including possible authority work.
• Keeps abreast of new trends, tools, issues, and opportunities and their impact on metadata standards.
• Trains staff and student interns engaged in related work. Monitors workflow and deadlines.

Qualifications: Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in library science, information science or related field and experience in library systems and operations.

Preferred Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and at least one year of professional library experience. Demonstrated experience with creating and applying metadata standards to describe digital objects using DSpace or other digital management system. Experience with both non-MARC metadata schemas (i.e., Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD) and with traditional cataloging standards (i.e., MARC, AACR2, RDA, and LCSH).

Knowledge and Abilities:
• Knowledge of the basic principles of professional library practices and techniques, especially in technical services, cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control.
• Ability to organize time effectively to manage a variety of projects simultaneously; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues.
• Experience with various types of file formats and software.
• Excellent communications skills and computer skills.

Salary Range: $31,182 – $57,695

How to apply? Apply online at www.jobs.sc.gov

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Wellsville, NY

Today’s Date: August 15, 2013

Closing Date: October 4, 2013

Library Director
David A. Howe Public Library
Wellsville, NY

The Board of Trustees of the David A. Howe Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. The library is seeking an energetic candidate with a vision for 21st century library services, and a passion for providing outreach to local communities through a positive team-based educational and cultural institution.

The Library Director will be responsible for the daily operations of a busy 41,000 square foot facility with 100,000 plus materials and an annual operating budget of $675,000. The library is chartered as a municipal library, and receives sustainable funding through Wellsville School District residents. The library is a member of the Southern Tier Library System, which serves 48 member libraries throughout New York’s Southern Tier and Finger Lakes.

About the library
117,000 print and digital materials
11,222 registered borrowers
108,000 annual visitors
12,000 annual program attendees
115,000 annual circulation
20 online public access computers, and numerous circulating devices

Facility highlights

300-seat newly restored auditorium
5,200 square foot reading terrace
Largest green space on historic Main Street
3,000 square foot art exhibition room
Several meeting rooms
Sizable children’s services section
Technology driven atmosphere

Library strengths

Strategic and active board of trustees (9 village appointed members)
Vibrant and energetic friends of the library group (12 member board)
Knowledgeable and cohesive library staff (5 full-time and 15 part-time)
Supportive and engaged community (in-kind and financial)

Applicants should have the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage all aspects of the library, including collection development, personnel oversight, budget planning, grant writing, policy creation and facilities management.

The successful candidate will:

• Possess an MLS or MLIS Degree from an ALA accredited college or university;
or a Bachelors Degree in Business, Communications or Political Science.
• Have three (3) years pre-Masters or post-Masters library experience, and two (2) years supervisory experience
• Have extensive technology experience and/or knowledge of library-driven technology services.
• Have a strong vision of how library services should be delivered in a 21st century environment
• Possess the ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships in the library & community.

Salary is range is $50,000 – $65,000 for this 40 hour per week position, and is commensurate with experience. NYS Retirement and benefits are included.

The David A. Howe Public Library is the largest public library in Allegany County, and serves the beautiful Wellsville community area. It resides in the picturesque Appalachian Plateau, and is a scenic one hour drive from the Finger Lakes, Allegheny National Forest, Canada, Rochester, Buffalo and Corning/Elmira.

Please email a meaningful cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to dfcomstock@gmail.com. Documents should be sent as Word or pdf attachments. Subject line should read: “Library Director Search – David A. Howe Public Library”. Please provide your full name, physical mailing address, and primary phone number in the body of the email.

For more information about the library… visit us online at www.davidahowelibrary.org.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Technical Assistant (Reader Advisor) – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 08/15/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2013

Job Title: Library Technical Assistant – Reader Advisor

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

Website (if applicable): www.statelibrary.sc.gov Duties / Job description: Provides comprehensive reader advisory service to Talking Book Services patrons.

Selects recorded, Braille and large type books and matches all to selected reader interests. Responsible for one-to-one contact with patrons via telephone, mail, email and in person. Responds to incoming calls throughout the day as scheduled. Advises patrons in the selection of books. Researches general reference questions. Keeps patron computerized request files current and processes request lists received by mail, phone, or in person.
Keeps patron records accurate and current. Reviews new reader applications and initiates contacts. Creates computer profiles on new readers and updates current profiles.

Qualifications: A high school diploma and relevant library experience. A bachelor’s degree may be substituted for work experience.
A wide ranging knowledge of popular fiction and non-fiction is essential. General understanding of special needs of people with visual handicaps and other disabilities is necessary. Ability to consistently perform detailed work with a high level of accuracy is necessary. The ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and interact with the public is essential. Competence in the use of personal computers and familiarity with library automation processes are essential.

Work occurs in a typical office environment and is primarily sedentary.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $25,6270- $47,413

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

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Library Director – Magnolia, AR

Today’s Date: 07/30/2013

Job Closing Date: 12/31/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Columbia County Library

Library Location: Magnolia, Arkansas

Website (if applicable): www.cocolib.org

Duties / Job description: Magnolia is the seat of beautiful Columbia County located deep in the verdant forests of South Arkansas. With a thriving, historic downtown square patterned after Oxford, Mississippi, our area is known for its southern charm, mild seasons and great focus upon the arts. Our impressive new public library is located one block from the university and serves a wide array of patrons. The Board of Trustees of the Columbia County Library is seeking an experienced administrator with the energy, vision, passion, and commitment to quality service that will enable our library to build upon an already established successful program.

Qualifications: The director is responsible for strategic planning, facilities management, budget development, program formation and implementation. Successful candidates must have excellent verbal, written, and diplomatic skills, demonstrated leadership ability, integrity, and the ability to work collaboratively with board, staff and community groups. The director must have an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science with 5 years of progressively responsible, professional library experience. A willingness to remain abreast of current trends within the literary community and a command of technological skills is compulsory.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Salary level: $45,000 – $48,000 dependent upon experience. Insurance is available.

How to apply? Send introductory letter and resume to: John N. White, Library Board Chair, Columbia County Library, 2057 N. Jackson, Magnolia, AR 71753. For more information on our library visit: www.cocolib.org
Columbia County Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Executive Director – Walla Walla, WA

Today’s Date: 07/27/2013

Job Closing Date: 08/25/2013

Job Title: Executive Director

Anticipated hours per week:Full Time

Institution: Walla Walla Country Rural Library District
Library Location: Walla Walla, WA

Website (if applicable):http://www.wwrurallibrary.com/

Duties / Job description: Walla Walla County Rural Library District Board of Trustees seeks a spirited leader with a deep commitment to rural library service for its next Executive Director. The Walla Walla County Rural Library District, http://www.wwrurallibrary.com/, was established in 1972 with a permanent tax base and operates as an independent municipal corporation under Washington State law. The County Commission appoints
five members to 5-year staggered terms on its Board of Trustees. As a body, the Board holds all subsequent legal authority. With an annual budget of $1.1 million and 14.68FTEs, the District serves the 17,000 rural residents of unincorporated Walla Walla County and the City of Prescott with five small branches, a digital branch, and an administrative office. It is currently engaged in a $5.3 million
building program (with funding secured) which includes a new County Central Library and Administrative Center to be located in the city of College Place and expansion of facilities in Prescott, Burbank, and Touchet. The communities served by the Library District are diverse small towns that see their libraries as community centers and
gathering places—integral to community life.

Walla Walla County, http://www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/index.shtml, is in southeastern Washington State along the Oregon state line. The rolling hills and the mountain backdrop are the perfect rural setting. This area is known for its agriculture–apples, wheat, sweet onions, and vineyards. With over 100 wineries in the area and a thriving downtown, Walla Walla, the County seat, rivals many larger cities with its eateries, wine tastings, shops and art. In addition, several
renowned institutes of higher learning — Walla Walla University, Whitman College, and the award-winning Walla Walla Community College are in close proximity. For additional details on the Library District, the region and its communities, see http://www.gossagesager.com/WWlinks.htm.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director reports to the Board and works under its vision and direction. As chief administrator, the Executive Director performs professional level organizational and library administrative tasks to provide effective and efficient services to the residents of the District. The Executive Director also leads strategic planning, implements operational procedures, oversees personnel, develops and manages the annual budget and financial plans, oversees the
integration of current technologies, and exercises leadership in planning,
designing, and maintaining District facilities. See the Executive Director job description (http://www.gossagesager.com/WWjobdesc.pdf) for additional details.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA accredited program, five years progressively responsible management experience in public libraries, the ability to manage the corporate functions of an independent library district, the ability to obtain a Washington state driver’s license or provide for transportation needs, demonstrated knowledge of policies and procedures of sound public library management, full commitment to philosophical principles of public
library service, and a commitment to serving rural and multi-cultural communities.

This position is ideal for an energetic mid-career administrator with a high philosophical commitment to free public library service, flexibility to apply these principles in a changing information environment and the ability to inspire and sustain a teamwork approach in achieving success. Successful experience reporting to a governing board, interacting with community stakeholders, and success with Hispanic/Latino community ethos and needs are highly desirable.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $67,300-$74,200 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefit package.

Will out of state candidates be considered?: Yes

Salary Range:: 67300-74200

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 as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury,
jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date—August 25, 2013.

The Walla Walla County Rural Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.