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Library Assistant – North Liberty, IA

Today’s Date: 08/06/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/18/2014

Job Title: Library Assistant

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

Institution North Liberty Community Library

Library Location: North Liberty, IA

Website (if applicable): www.northlibertyiowa.org

Duties / Job description: The City of North Liberty is accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant. Duties include: manning circulation desk, customer service, and shelving materials. Applicant must be 16 years of age and available evenings and weekends, 20 hours per week. Hourly rate $10.80. Submit application to Emily O’Sheridan-Tabor, Circulation Services Librarian, 520 W Cherry St, P.O. Box 320, North Liberty, IA 52317 or email etabor@northlibertyiowa.org by 4:00PM, Monday, August 18, 2014. Applications are available at the library or on the city website www.northlibertyiowa.org. Post-offer physical, drug screen and background check required. EOE.

Job Description:
Overview
Perform general and specific duties as assigned under direction of Circulation Services Librarian. Primary responsibilities include shelving library materials accurately, working at information desk as assigned. Performs front line tasks related to circulation of library materials and patron customer service including helping patrons locate library materials; provides consistent, courteous and sincere customer service to patrons and library staff at all times.

Essential Functions and Duties
Include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

• Shelve library material in correct location.
• Interact with and assist patrons in a sincere and consistent manner
• Perform shelf-reading accurately.
• Work the circulation desk.
• Enter new patrons into computer with accurate information.
• Assist patrons with library technology.
• Assist patrons in the use of the library and finding material.
• Process and repair library material as needed
• Catalog magazines and periodicals
• Order and renew magazine subscriptions and keep an accurate database of magazine subscriptions including expiration dates and reading level of magazines.

• Repair and clean damaged A/V material
• Provide staff support for programs and services, including circulation desk, as needed.

This job description is not the complete statement of every task and responsibility that is required of this position. It contains the major duties performed by an individual and may require assistance with other tasks as necessary.

Qualifications: Qualifications
Education, Experience and Skills:
Ability to learn current library technology; ability to relate to a variety of people; ability to adapt to difficult situations; ability to work a variety of hours. Must be 16 years of age or older; must be working on or have completed a high school education.

Physical, mental and environmental requirements: Position requires light work with the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Climbing, pulling, kneeling, stooping, fingering, crawling, crouching, feeling, standing, reaching, hearing, pushing, walking, balancing, lifting, grasping, talking, and repetitive motion is required on a regular basis. Visual and aural perception must be sufficient to operate a variety of office equipment and to communicate effectively with members of the public. Must be functionally literate in written and spoken English and be able to follow written and oral instructions. Position requires exposure to inside environmental conditions.

Will out of state candidates be considered? No

Salary Range: 10.80/hr starting

How to apply? Apply online at northlibertyiowa.org or by email to etabor@northlibertyiowa.org. Questions? Call Emily Tabor, Circulation Services Librarian, at 319-626-5701


Library Director – Humboldt, IA

Today’s Date: 07/18/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/06/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Humboldt Public Library

Library Location: Humboldt, IA

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

Duties / Job description: The Humboldt Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic Library Director. Major responsibilities include managing library operations, overseeing staff, developing and producing adult programming as well as some children’s programming.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and five years’ experience as a librarian including two years in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

How to apply? For a complete job description and application, visit our website at www.humboldtpubliclibrary.com. To apply, please send a completed application, cover letter, and resume to Humboldt Public Library, 30 6th ST N, Humboldt, IA, 50548 or fax to 515-332-1926. Applications accepted through August 6th, 2014.


Summer Reading Presenter – Kansas

Today’s Date: 07/14/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/15/2014

Job Title: Summer Reading Presenter for the State of Kansas

Anticipated hours per week: Other
If ‘other’ please explain… We are seeking a Summer Reading Regional Presenter for the Seven Regional Library Systems of Kansas

Institution Kansas State Library-Seven Regional Systems

Library Location: 7 locations within Kansas over a two week period

Website (if applicable): http://nwkls.mykansaslibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/RFP-Cover-Letter-and-RFPdocx.pdf

Duties / Job description:
Request for Proposal: Summer Reading Workshop Presenter
Summary and Background:

The Kansas Librarians for Children and Youth are accepting proposals for the 2015 Summer Reading Workshop Presentations. The Summer Reading Workshop Presenter performs seven presentations across Kansas in March of 2015. The workshops are for adult library employees and volunteers with varying degrees of expertise in youth services. At each location, presentation time varies; the general time frame for workshop presentations is from three to four hours. Presenter provides programming ideas and practical advice on running a summer library program to enhance the children’s and teen’s library experiences while incorporating the CSLP yearly theme. Presenter utilizes both the CSLP resources and external recourses within her/his program.

Workshop Guidelines:

Presentations include ideas and advice that will apply and work successfully with many ages and in all kinds of library situations including: range in sizes, staff levels, and budgets, as well as differing space for programming, creativity and educational level of staff, and degrees of enthusiasm for program. If selected, specific details and a full outline must be distributed to all seven locations two months prior to the presentation. Proposals must be submitted no later than August 15th.

Workshop Purpose and Description:

Presenter must understand and meet the goals of the workshop, which are founded on the CSLP themes and materials:
1. to develop children’s and teen’s interests in reading for pleasure
2. to encourage and motivate children and teens to improve their reading skills
3. to encourage use of all library resources
4. to increase awareness of libraries

Workshop Measurable Outcomes:

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

Request for Proposal and Workshop Timeline:

All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm CST- August 15th. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from August 16th – September 12th. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified. Presenter selection will be made by September 15th. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed by September 30th. Presenters not selected will be notified by September 30th.

Workshop Timeline for 2015:

Tuesday, March 3—CKLS: Great Bend
Wednesday, March 4—NWKLS: Oberlin
Thursday, March 5—SWKLS: Dodge City

Monday, March 9—SCKLS: Hutchison
Tuesday, March 10—NEKLS: Topeka
Wednesday, March 11—SEKLS: Iola
Thursday, March 12—NCKLS: Manhattan

  Budget: $12,000.00

Presenter is responsible for her/his own travel to and from Kansas and in between site locations for the seven presentations in late February and early March. Regional offices will cover the costs for hotel and meals the evening before that site’s presentation.

Qualifications:
National Presenter with Library Background and an attached resume which includes years of library experience in either public or school libraries and work with youth and or children’s programming. References from previous Library workshops across the country also requested.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $12,000.00

How to apply? July 14, 2014-Seeking a Summer Reading Presenter for the State of Kansas

Summer Reading Regional Presenter for the Seven Regional Library Systems of Kansas
Sponsored by: Kansas Library Consultants for Youth (KLCY)

Dear Prospective Presenter:

You are invited to submit a proposal for the Summer Reading Regional Presenter in accordance with the requirements set forth in the attached request for proposal (RFP).

We are seeking a Qualified Summer Reading Presenter for the seven regional library systems of Kansas. All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm CST- August 15th. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from August 16th – September 12th. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified. Presenter selection will be made by September 15th. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed by September 30th. Presenters not selected will be notified by September 30th.

Melendra Sanders and Mary Boller will be the points of contact for all inquiries, questions and correspondences. Thank you for your time, effort, and interest in our statewide workshops.

Sincerely,

Melendra Sanders and Mary Boller

Melendra Sutliff Sanders Mary Boller
Youth Consultant Children’s and Talking Book Consultant
North Central Kansas Library System Northwest Kansas Library System
629 Poyntz Ave. 2 Washington Square
Manhattan, KS 66502 Norton, Kansas 67654
msanders@nckls.org tbook@ruraltel.net

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Library Director – Lake Elmo, MN

Today’s Date: 07/01/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/18/2014

Job Title: Librarian/Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Lake Elmo Public Library

Library Location: Lake Elmo, Minnesota

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

Duties / Job description: POSITION: Librarian/Library Director of the Lake Elmo Public Library, Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

Start date for the position: immediately upon acceptance by the Library Board.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This full-time position involves hands-on day-to-day management of the Lake Elmo Public Library under the direction of the library board.
Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the Finance Committee to:
• Keep accurate records of expenditures and income from donations and other sources.
• Manage library funds and budget
Collaborate with the Collection Committee to:
• Manage and organize collections
Collaborate with the Outreach Committee to:
• Plan programs and activities
• Promote library services by speaking to community groups, including schools and business
Collaborate with the Facility Committee:
• Plan for facility needs
Collaborate with the Personnel Committee to:
• Train and supervise volunteers and staff
Collaborate with the board and:
• Prepare written reports for the Lake Elmo Public Library Board meetings
• Attend all open library board meetings
• Advise the board about the need for professional memberships and continuing education seminars and workshops for updating skills
• Inform and advise the library board about local, regional, state and national developments in the library field
In addition:
• Work directly with patrons in the library and at the circulation desk, including reference services
• Maintain positive relations with patrons and users of the library rooms
• Keep statistics for required Minnesota annual reporting and prepare report in accordance with state guidelines
• Maintain communications with other libraries in the area
• Prepare grant applications when opportunities are offered
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to supervise personnel
• Ability to communicate ideas and information in both verbal and written forms
• Ability to organize, maintain records, plan and direct services
• Ability to understand financial operations and plan budgets
• Ability to understand and operate library equipment, including printer/copier, fax, computer, Nooks, Kindles, and other electronic reading devices
• Ability to maintain records on electronic databases, including KOHA and Excel
• Ability to install and update electronic equipment as needed
• Knowledge of Internet resources and navigation
• Ability to work with volunteers and community in a pleasant and respectful manner
• Ability to learn new processes and procedures
• Ability to analyze and implement library programs
• Ability to perform arithmetic
EXAMPLES OF EQUIPMENT USED:
Library resources, hand carts and hand trucks, step stools, ladders, basic audio/video and computer equipment, general office equipment and machines, library systems including check in and out systems, surveillance systems
HOURS:
Full-time salary with some extended hours, evenings, and weekends
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Mainly indoor work, low hazard environment, frequent work with the public, staff and volunteers
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: can involve, but not limited to:

Physical dexterity
• Frequently sit, stand, walk or move about inside on uneven and elevated flooring
• Occasionally lift and carry objects or materials that may be up to 20 pounds
• Push/pull objects 20 to 50 pounds using wheeled book cart
• Bend, squat, stoop, or kneel while working as low as ground level to access shelving or materials
• Occasionally climb & balance on ladders, step stools, or stairs

Manual dexterity
• Frequently stretch, reach, handle, and grasp materials
• Use hands, fingers, and arms to safely operate equipment
• Load/unload materials, turn pages of books, type

See, Read, Smell, and Hear
• Read and understand English language in written information, instructions, and safety warnings in all forms, including handwritten, hard copy, and electronic formats
• Smell and feel in order to identify damaged materials
• See near, far with depth of vision
• See colors for designing web pages and presentations
• Speak and be heard at normal ranges
• Hear at normal ranges
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Direction and evaluations are done by Personnel Committee of the Lake Elmo Library Board. Evaluations are to be based on stated areas of the job description with added specific duties.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Daily coordination of volunteer and staff duties

Send resume with at least three references. In your cover letter, state why you want to work at the Lake Elmo Public Library.

Send resumes to lepl2014joblist@gmail.com by 12:00 p.m. CDT, July 18, 2014. Inquiries received at the same address.

Qualifications: Qualifications:
Minimum: Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree in library science with at least five years experience in all aspects of librarianship

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000

How to apply? Send resume with at least three references. In your cover letter, state why you want to work at the Lake Elmo Public Library.

Send resumes to lepl2014joblist@gmail.com by 12:00 p.m. CDT, July 18, 2014. Inquiries received at the same address.

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Library Director – McCall, ID

Today’s Date: 06/30/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/28/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution City of McCall

Library Location: McCall, ID

Website (if applicable): http://www.mccall.id.us

Duties / Job description: The primary function of the Library Director is to perform a variety of complex administrative, supervisory, and professional librarian duties, including knowledge of library specific software and computer programs. The Library Director is responsible for the planning and organization of all programs and services offered by the City’s library system. Direct and indirect supervision is exercised over the work of all library staff members and volunteers.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred; and Five (5) years experience in library administration, supervisory experience is preferred; or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and abilities necessary to be a successful Library Director.

Salary Range: Begins at $56,374 annually and is enhanced by an excellent benefits package
How to apply? Qualified Candidates should submit an application package consisting of:
1) A cover letter explaining their interest in the position.
2) A completed City of McCall Application for Employment (available at Http://www.mccall.id.us) and,
3) A resume of professional experience and education.

Application packages should be submitted via email to: jobs@mccall.id.us or delivered to

City of McCall
Attn: Human Resources
216 East Park Street
McCall, Idaho 83638

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. MST on the closing date to be considered.
If you have questions, contact Human Resources at 208-634-8316.

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Assistant Director – Sedro Wooley, WA

Today’s Date: 06/26/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/11/2014

Job Title: Assistant Director

Institution Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District

Library Location: Sedro Woolley

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating library services, coordinating selection of library materials.
Schedules and supervises the library staff and substitutes for the Director in his/her absence.
Acquires library materials and assists in developing and administering policies concerning library operations, budgets and financial reports, and programs.
Oversees the cataloging of materials.
Plans and implements programming for library patrons. Attends professional meetings.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Sciences from an accredited college or university plus three years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least 1-2 years in a supervisory capacity or equivalent.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to apply? Please send resume and three professional references to jill@centralskagitlibrary.org.

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Librarian/Library Director – Lake Elmo, MN

Today’s Date: 06/20/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/18/2014

Job Title: Librarian/Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Lake Elmo Public Library

Library Location: Lake Elmo, Minnesota

Website (if applicable): lakeelmopubliclibrary.org

Duties / Job description: The Lake Elmo Library Board is seeking a library director for the Lake Elmo Public Library. An ALA accredited Masters Degree in Library Science and five years experience in library operations required. Salary commensurate with experience.

Job description available at http://lakeelmopubliclibrary.org

Qualifications: An ALA accredited Masters Degree in Library Science and five years experience in library operations required. Salary commensurate with experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

How to apply? Send cover letter and resume to lepl2014joblist@gmail.com

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Library Director – Asbury, IA

Today’s Date: 06/20/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/29/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Dubuque County Library

Library Location: Asbury, Iowa

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

Duties / Job description: The Board of Trustees of the Dubuque County Library is searching for a knowledgeable, visionary leader to serve as Library Director. The Director will work with the Library Board and staff to develop a 21st Century vision of library services that meets the present and future needs of our patrons throughout the five-branch library system. The Director will be the “face” of the library as well as the internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff.

Governed by an appointed nine member Board of Trustees, the Dubuque County Library serves a suburban/rural constituency of 29,000. The Director supervises a staff of eleven (five full time) with a $700,000 budget and an annual circulation of 110,000 (a 25% increase from the previous fiscal year). Within the last four years, two new branches have been added to the library system. Two of the five branches exist through unique partnerships with a public middle school and a community college. In addition, a new joint municipal/library facility with a branch city is currently in the fundraising and design phase. The Library actively participates in formal agreements and informal relationships with other public, university, and private libraries in the area. The Dubuque County Library is in a position to reach its potential through innovation and dynamic leadership.

The county population of more than 91,000 is also served by the city-funded libraries in the cities of Cascade, Dubuque and Dyersville.

Dubuque County, Iowa
Dubuque County, Iowa, has it all. From bustling city life to peaceful rural life nestled in the rolling hills of Eastern Iowa. Bordered on the east by the mighty Mississippi River, the area is the perfect place to begin a new career, raise a family or enjoy a slower pace of life.

The city of Dubuque and the surrounding area is considered the “birthplace of Iowa” and features a rich history, interesting architecture, and abundant natural beauty. The county is home to the world-famous Field of Dreams as well as Iowa’s oldest restaurant, Breitbach’s, located along the Great River Road in Balltown, Iowa.

There is more than beauty here. The county is home to six small colleges and universities, major industry such as John Deere and IBM, and a unique cultural mix that makes Dubuque County feel like a major metro area with the friendliness of your hometown.

While it may not be heaven, Dubuque County, Iowa, is certainly as close as you can get on earth.

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications, Strengths and Skills
1. A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school is required.
2. Professional certification in compliance with state law within one year.
3. Five years of library experience preferred with a minimum of three years library administration.
4. Ability to develop budgets, make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff.
5. Effective interpersonal skills including creative and diplomatic management abilities.
6. Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of all facets of public library service.
7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new services.
8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
9. Considerable knowledge of computers and data communications especially in regards to library applications.
10. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
11. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and adaptability.
12. Willingness to pursue alternative revenue streams to enhance library services.
13. Ability to process information to learn new materials and handle complex concepts.
14. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library board, associates, colleagues, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public.
15. Visionary regarding library trends and the impact of changing information technology.
16. A desire to meet and serve the public.

Other – Criminal History background check required.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Salary plus benefits ($78,457 – $89,350) 1. Starting salary – $55,000-$65,000 Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

How to apply? 1. For an application please contact: Iowa Works Region 1, 680 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001; (563) 556-5800 or (866) 227-9874, or email susan.peil@iwd.iowa.gov – put “Application” in the subject line; ask for Dubuque County, Iowa, Application for Employment. The application must be submitted to the Iowa Works Region 1 office not later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2014.

2. In addition, please email a copy of your application, resume and cover letter to Search Committee Chairman Jeff Goldsmith at jsgoldsmith72@gmail.com .

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Dir of Library Services, Pend Oreille County, WA

Today’s Date: 05/15/2014

Job Closing Date: 06/30/2014

Job Title: Director of Library Services

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Pend Oreille County Library District

Library Location: Pend Oreille County, Washington State

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

Duties / Job description: The Board of Trustees of the Pend Oreille County Library District (POCLD) is seeking the ideal candidate who possesses the vision and passion to creatively lead the Pend Oreille County Library District to excellence in library services for the community. In keeping with the mission and strategic plan of POCLD, the Director will be responsible for developing and supporting all efforts necessary to maintain a rural library district that is responsive to the community’s needs for information and education.

The Pend Oreille County Library District includes four branches; each branch provides a number of community programs. The district is governed by a board of trustees consisting of five appointed members who oversee the district’s operating budget of a half million dollars, providing strategic planning guidance and capital expenditure planning. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees with a Financial Manager assisting to provide District office support. A fifteen member staff supports the library operations in the towns of Newport, Cusick, Ione, Metaline and Metaline Falls.

Situated in the northeast corner of Washington State, Pend Oreille County borders Idaho and Canada and serves as a gateway to some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest wilderness and outdoor recreation areas. Pend Oreille County has rare scenic beauty and vast natural resources.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
• Provides leadership in the implementation of library operations, including reference, circulation, programs, community outreach and relations, staff training and development, and IT technology.

• Ensures the selection and maintenance of books, media, computer programs and other materials to meet the needs

• Provides administrative support for all technology services that enhance library services.

• Takes lead role in the development of the District Strategic Plan. Develops long range plans that support the goals and objectives resulting from the strategic plan.

Qualifications: • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a recognized college or university plus three (3) years of progressively responsible public library administration experience including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity . A combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
• Washington State Librarian certificate (or obtainable within three months of hire).

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes of the community.

Salary Range: Salary range starts at $52, 000 yearly commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered.

How to apply? Please see our website at http://www.pocld.org to learn more about Pend Oreille County and the library district. Resume with a letter of interest should be submitted to bot@pocld.org

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Library Director – Liberal, KS

Date: 05/01/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Liberal Memorial Library

Library Location: Liberal, Kansas

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

Duties / Job description: Liberal Memorial Library is looking for a Library Director. This is a highly administrative and management position with responsibility for the daily operations of the library. The library director plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates all daily functions of the library, oversees the physical building, programs, services, and finances, supervises library personnel, works in cooperation with the city of Liberal, and is supervised by the Library Board.

The Library Director is responsible for:
Library services: manages the provision of full library services to patrons and community organizations
Personnel management: responsible for hiring, managing, and evaluating the library staff
Financial operations: responsible for the preparation, management, and oversight of the library’s budget
Planning and Policy Making: responsible for short and long term planning in cooperation with the Library Board and staff
Public relations: supervises all internal and external library communications and outreach
Physical plant management: oversees all aspects of the interior of the library building and grounds
Professional development: keeps current of new trends, library management, technology, legal issues facing libraries, and new ideas in library service
Library board: provides communication and staff support to the Library Board and maintain regular communication with the Board

This is a full, time, exempt, salaried position with health and dental benefits, sick and vacation leave, and state retirement plan.

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA accredited graduate library school with public library experience

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 55,000+ depending on qualifications

How to apply? Send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: Selection Committee, Liberal Memorial Library, 519 N. Kansas, Liberal, KS 67901 or board@lmlibrary.org

Position will remain open until filled.

Liberal Memorial Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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City Library Director – New Haven, CT

Today’s Date: 04/30/2014

Job Closing Date: 05/25/2014

Job Title: City Library Director

Institution New Haven (CT) Free Public Library

Library Location: New Haven, CT

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

Duties / Job description: The New Haven Free Public Library, with a $5 million annual budget ($4.5 from City appropriations), a strong senior management team and a dedicated staff (52.3 FTEs), provides services and programs through the historic Ives Main Library (on the New Haven Green and adjacent to the Yale campus), four branches and a ReadMobile. The Library Director, working with the board and a related foundation board, will build on fundraising successes of the last decade and secure new financial resources to increase services.

New Haven is one of America’s most dynamic small cities. The City proper has a population of 130,000. The principal municipality of a metropolitan region on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, it is in close proximity to Boston and New York City, which is accessible by more than 40 daily train connections. New Haven had the largest population growth of any New England city in the 2000-2010 U.S. Census and it has the highest apartment occupancy rate in the nation, with construction of more downtown residential sites underway. Like most communities, New Haven is also home to people with socio-economic challenges – but it has a scale and assets that make connecting residents to opportunity more possible. Yale University and five other universities in the region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the main library. New Haven has professional theater, practicing architects, new and classical music concerts, outdoor festivals, and free world-class art museums unmatched by any city of similar size in the country. It also has 376 years of history – seen in its town green and architecture spanning three centuries. For additional information, visit NHFPL Links.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library science, business, non-profit management or other related fields. A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership, management and board governance experience. Five (5) years of which includes experience in administration, working with unions and authority over personnel. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment. For a more complete list of requirements and preferred attributes, please visit our link to the official job description.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $80,000-103,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
How to apply? Contact:

Karen E. Miller
Managing Consultant
Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates
Ohio Office:
3513 E. Harvard Blvd.
Canton, OH 44709
330.224.9177
karenmiller@gossagesager.com

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Library Director – Carroll, IA

Today’s Date: 04/25/2014

Job Closing Date: 05/14/2014

Job Title: Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Carroll Public Library

Library Location: Carroll, Iowa

Website (if applicable): http://www.carroll-library.org

Duties / Job description: The Carroll Public Library is seeking a highly motivated, community minded individual to be our next Library Director. Carroll is the regional business center for west-central Iowa, located at the junction of U.S. Highways 30 and 71. The library’s service population totals nearly 16,000 citizens, from the city of Carroll, seven area towns as well as the rural population of Carroll County.

Under the direction of a nine member Board of Trustees, the Library Director carries out the policies formulated by the Board, using professional knowledge to design and execute procedures to provide and promote library service to the community.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Library Science is required; a master’s degree in library science or related field is preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $55,000- $68,500

How to apply? To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with three professional references and complete the city’s employment application located at www.cityofcarroll.com. These may be mailed to Tom Louis, Board President, Carroll Public Library, 118 E. 5th St. Carroll, IA 51401 or submitted electronically to info@carroll-library.org. Questions, call the library at 712-792-3432.

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County Library, Hertford, NC

Today’s Date: 04/10/2014

Job Title: County Librarian

Institution Pettigrew Regional Library

Library Location: Hertford, NC

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

Duties / Job description: Located in historic and beautiful Hertford, North Carolina, the county seat of Perquimans County, in Northeastern North Carolina. It is located on the beautiful Perquimans River and is a little over an hour to the Outer Banks and Virginia. The library serves the 12,000+ residents of this rural community.

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. A new library construction is a top priority for Hertford and working on the new library plans would be an exciting part of this position. 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 necessary and must be eligible for certification by the North Carolina Certification Board. Must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with community groups, county officials, and the Local Library Board. Must also be able to work as a team member with 3 other County Librarians and the Regional Director. Experience working on a building, or renovation project, preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: 38,000, negotiable

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

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

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Assistant Library Director – North Liberty, IA

Today’s Date: 04/02/2014

Job Closing Date: 04/25/2014

Job Title: Assistant Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution North Liberty Community Library

Library Location: North Liberty, IA

Website (if applicable): www.northlibertylibrary.org

Duties / Job description: Overview

Under the general supervision of Library Director, assist in planning and directing the operations and activities of the library within the policies, procedures and practices established by the Library Board of Trustees. Involves working with community and City leaders, public speaking and high level or responsibility for decision-making regarding day-to-day library operations. This position includes acting in the capacity of director in director’s absence. Performs front line tasks related to circulation of library materials and patron customer service including but not limited to readers’ advisory and helping patrons locate library materials; provides consistent, courteous and sincere customer service to patrons and library staff at all times.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct supervision of activities of library staff and supervision of the work of all library staff and volunteers in carrying out assigned duties and library operations; including hiring, evaluation and discipline of support staff.

Essential Functions and Duties
Include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

• Assist Library Director in the management of the total library program within the framework of the library board plans, policies and budget.

• Hire, evaluate and discipline support staff.

• Supervise library staff and the training of new staff.

• Provide leadership and management to Library sub-departments.

• Aid in writing and maintaining library policies and procedures as pertains to library operations.

• Provide written reports to Library Board each month.

• Seek partnerships with area agencies, businesses and organizations through active involvement and marketing of the library.

• Seek appropriate grant and funding opportunities to supplement library budget as appropriate.

• Attend civic meetings to speak on or discuss upcoming and ongoing events concerning the library.

• Keep current through professional development and literature to evaluate trends and innovations in library services.

• Assists with evaluating library needs and formulating short and long range plans to meet them, including budget development and facilities planning.

• Attends library board meetings, city council meetings and other city management meetings as assigned or in absence of director.

• Oversee weekly budget and billing practices.

• Participate in area, state and national library associations and activities.

• Participate in City-related events and committees including providing assistance to City staff and departments as needed

• Work directly with Technology Services Librarian on development and maintenance of library technology and automation.

• Aid in development of annual in-service training program for library staff and volunteers, working with Circulation Services Librarian on content.

Essential Functions

Position requires light work with the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. Climbing, pulling, kneeling, stooping, fingering, crawling, crouching, feeling, standing, reaching, hearing, pushing, walking, balancing, lifting, grasping, talking, and repetitive motion is required on a regular basis. Visual and aural perception must be sufficient to operate a variety of office equipment and to communicate effectively with members of the public. Must be functionally literate in written and spoken English and be able to follow written and oral instructions. Position requires exposure to inside environmental conditions. This job description is not the complete statement of every task and responsibility that is required of this position. It contains the major duties performed by an individual and may require assistance with other tasks as necessary.

Qualifications: Qualifications
Education, Experience and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in any applicable field of study; 5-years equivalent work experience, including two or more years supervisory experience in the library field; administrative experience; any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of current library trends in all areas of library operation. Ability to relate well to a variety of people; ability to adapt in difficult situations; knowledge of information technology and library automation; ability to work a variety of hours; ability to stimulate interest in the concerns and resources of the library; ability to express clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to groups and individuals; ability to organize, assign and supervise the work of staff and volunteers; ability to interpret library policy.

Licenses and Certifications:
Obtain Iowa Public Library Certification within one year of hire or as courses are available; maintain Iowa Public Library Certification. Membership in professional organizations.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $52,250 – 56,100

How to apply? The City of North Liberty is seeking a creative, dynamic individual for the position of Assistant Library Director for the North Liberty Community Library. Position requires a bachelor’s degree in any applicable field of study and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in library management. The successful applicant should have public speaking experience and be comfortable working and interacting with the general public in addition to being self-motivated, organized and outgoing. Applicant must possess budgetary knowledge and knowledge of current library trends in all areas of library operation and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of groups and individuals. Salary range $52,250 – $56,100, commensurate to experience. Excellent benefit package. Post-offer physical, drug screen and background screen required. Submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to Jennie Garner, Library Director, 520 W Cherry St., P.O. Box 320, North Liberty, IA 52317 by 4:00PM, Friday, April 25, 2014. EOE. Resumes may also be emailed to jgarner@northlibertyiowa.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Out of state candidates would be considered but no travel expenses are included in application process.

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Library Director – Asbury, IA

Today’s Date: 03/27/2014

Job Closing Date: 05/14/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Dubuque County Library

Library Location: Asbury, Iowa

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

Duties / Job description: Job Description

Job Title: Library Director
Reports to: County Library Board of Trustees.

Job Summary: The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees. The director is responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library. This is a full-time, minimum of 40 hours/week, salaried position. Position involves some travel requiring use of personal vehicle. The Director must hold a current valid Iowa Driver’s license or be able to obtain one upon moving to Iowa, and possess required auto liability insurance coverage.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. General Administration and Management
a. Prepares for, attends, and participates in monthly library board meetings including posting all public documents at branches and on the library website, providing minutes of the previous meeting, and a summary of library activities in a director’s report.
b. Researches, formulates and recommends policies to the library board.
c. Implements library policies and procedures.
d. Submits monthly invoices for library board review and approval and monitors revenues and expenses.
e. Consults with Dubuque County Budget Director and submits an annual budget proposal to the library board for approval.
f. Presents approved budget request to the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and advocates for sufficient resources for library operations.
g. Provides monthly financial planning data to the library board to assist in establishing long and short-term financial priorities.
h. Prepares all required reports as defined by the Board (e.g. various State Library of Iowa reports, annual federal E-rate applications).
i. Orients new trustees and serves as a resource for trustee activities.
j. Directs the maintenance of the library facilities and recommends future space needs.
k. Works with staff to create, update, and maintain the library’s website.
l. Establishes and maintains a staff manual of library procedures.
m. Models leadership within the organization by taking initiative, solving problems, effecting change, encouraging the development of staff, and developing a positive work environment.
n. Adheres to all policies and procedures established by the County of Dubuque and the contract agreement with Teamsters Local 120 including hiring, grievances, payroll, purchasing, and financial reports and claims. Consults with Dubuque County Personnel Director on relevant matters.
2. Planning, Organization, and Evaluation
a. Uses leadership skills to provide vision and guidance to library staff, board members and the community.
b. Works with the Board to design and implement an ongoing strategic planning process for the library.
c. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs library service to meet the immediate and long-range goals of the library and the community.
d. Evaluates the effectiveness of library services by analyzing data, customer comments, suggestions, and community surveys.
e. Prepares an annual report of library activities and resources and presents the report to the library board, the Board of Supervisors, and officials of other contracting cities.
f. Investigates new trends and specific library programs, facilitates testing of new techniques, materials, and equipment to improve the operation of the library, and reports relevant data and trends to the board.
3. Personnel Management
a. Develops staff job descriptions, evaluates staff performance relative to defined goals, recommends and administers personnel policies.
b. Hires, schedules, evaluates annually, promotes and terminates staff.
c. Develops and maintains a staff orientation manual and program.
d. Works to promote high staff morale by being readily available to listen to staff concerns, responding to those concerns effectively and within a reasonable period of time, solving problems before they become concerns, encouraging staff, visiting each DCL branch regularly, and giving guidance as appropriate.
e. Provides for in-service programs for employee training and development, encouraging staff input, and encourages staff professional growth by supporting participation in professional associations, workshops, seminars, and activities.
4. Community and Professional Development
a. Represents the library and speaks before community, civic, and other groups, promoting the library’s values, services, accomplishments and needs to all stakeholders.
b. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies such as the cities that contract for library service and the other public libraries in the county, civic and community groups, and the general public.
c. Supports the work of the Friends of the Library.
d. Forms strategic partnerships with community organizations.
e. Participates in professional development opportunities.
5. Other duties as required

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications, Strengths and Skills
1. A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school is required.
2. Professional certification in compliance with state law within one year.
3. Five years of library experience preferred with a minimum of three years library administration.
4. Ability to develop budgets, make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff.
5. Effective interpersonal skills including creative and diplomatic management abilities.
6. Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of all facets of public library service.
7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new services.
8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
9. Considerable knowledge of computers and data communications especially in regards to library applications.
10. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
11. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and adaptability.
12. Willingness to pursue alternative revenue streams to enhance library services.
13. Ability to process information to learn new materials and handle complex concepts.
14. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library board, associates, colleagues, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public.
15. Visionary regarding library trends and the impact of changing information technology.
16. A desire to meet and serve the public.

Other – Criminal History background check required.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $45,000 to $50,000 plus exceptional benefits package

How to apply? Because of local regulation, all applications must go through Iowa Works. To be considered for this position you must complete BOTH of these steps below.

1. For an application please contact: Iowa Works Region 1, 680 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001; (563) 556-5800 or (866) 227-9874, or email susan.peil@iwd.iowa.gov – put “Application” in the subject line; ask for Dubuque County, Iowa, Application for Employment. The application must be submitted to the Iowa Works Region 1 office not later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

2. In addition, please email a copy of your application, resume and cover letter to Search Committee Chairman Jeff Goldsmith at jsgoldsmith@yousq.net .

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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 Director – Sedro Woolley, WA

Today’s Date: 01/06/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/06/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Central Skagit Regional Library District

Library Location: Sedro Woolley, Washington

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

Duties / Job description: The newly formed district is looking for a library director. The new director will provide leadership in the design and implementation of new library services for a previously unserved area. The Library Director reports to a five member volunteer Board of Trustees. The Director provides system-wide strategic, visionary, and inspirational leadership. Because the district is in its formative stages, the Library Director will be required to have a broad knowledge of library administration, budgeting, personnel management, relationship building, and community engagement.

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; as well a knowledge of Washington State law as it relates to Library Districts. Proven success working effectively as director with a governing board is a valuable skill. Visit the district website http://www.centralskagitlibrary.org and check under recent news for a complete job description.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: A starting salary is negotiable and dependent on experience and qualifications

How to apply? Send a cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Joy Neal at: jneal@lclib.lib.wa.us Position closes January 31, 2014.

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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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