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IT Support Specialist – Eagle, ID

Today’s Date: 09/08/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/29/2014

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

Institution City of Eagle-Eagle Public Library

Library Location: Eagle, ID

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

Duties / Job description:

Job Title: IT Support Specialist Department: IT Department

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

Average Hours Per Week: 40 Status: Full time

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: 60-65,000

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

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Children’s Librarian – Algona, IA

Today’s Date: 08/28/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2014

Job Title: Children’s Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Algona Public Library

Library Location: Algona, IA

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 27,500-29,000

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

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

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Library Director – Knox, IN

Today’s Date: 08/12/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/30/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Starke County Public Library System

Library Location: Knox, IN

Website (if applicable): www.starkecountylibrary.org

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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Regional Public Library Director – Young Harris, GA

Today’s Date: 08/07/2014

Job Closing Date: 09/05/2014

Job Title: Regional Public Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Mountain Regional Library System

Library Location: Young Harris, Georgia

Website (if applicable): mountainregionallibrary.org

Duties / Job description: Administers the overall library program for Fannin, Towns and Union counties in accordance with Library Board policies, available funds, and local, state and federal laws. Responsibilities include: development, implementation and interpretation of policies; budgeting and grants management; planning and delivery of services; development and supervision of capital programs, including buildings and technology. The Director is appointed by and reports to the Regional Library Board of Trustees.

The Mountain Regional Library System serves a three county area in the North Georgia Mountains. If you are passionate about public libraries, have leadership skills and a heart of service, enjoy rural life and being part of close-knit communities, this may be the place for you.

Complete, detailed job description and physical requirements available at http://mountainregionallibrary.org.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution; ability to obtain a Grade 5-B certification or higher from the Georgia State Board for the Certification of Librarians. Must demonstrate knowledge of personnel practices, facility operations and maintenance, and financial management. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential to acquaint the community and elected officials with library services and needs. Experience requirements include 5 years of progressively responsible public library positions including at least 2 years of administrative experience.

Complete, detailed qualifications list and physical requirements available at http://mountainregionallibrary.org.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: state scale based on education and experience plus local supplement

How to apply? Application Materials to Send: Letter specifying experience and qualifications, detailed resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers for at least three professional references.

Send application to: Mountain Regional Library System
ATTN: Director Search Committee
P O Box 159
Young Harris, GA 30582

E-mail: mountain@mountainregionallibrary.org

Telephone: (706) 379-3732

Contact Donna Howell at the phone number or e-mail address above with questions.

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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


Librarian – Unalaska, AK

Today’s Date: 07/15/2014

Job Title: Librarian

Institution City of Unalaska

Library Location: Unalaska, Alaska

Website (if applicable): www.ci.unalaska-ak.us

Duties / Job description: General Description: This position under direct supervision from the Director of Parks, Culture and Recreation performs a variety of administrative and supervisory work and complex clerical work in planning, organizing and implementing the programs and services of the library.

Examples of Work: Manages and supervises library operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Oversees the selection and general collection of books and other items contained in the library; reviews books, periodicals and collections which are outdated or not used, and coordinates removal and disposition. Provides professional advice on library issues and provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans. Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations. Develops and implements policies, procedures and standards for efficient and effective operation and maintenance of library operations and assures compliance with established policies and procedures. Schedules and runs various special library activities throughout the year. Reviews program areas, implements changes or new programs to meet library needs of the community; develops, maintains and implements a library master plan. Promotes interest in library programs. Coordinates library development and fund raising; solicits and accepts gifts for the library. Assures library facilities and equipment are maintained properly and coordinates maintenance and repair functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs. Thorough knowledge of library collection classification and selection techniques. Considerable knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive library system and of community library needs and resources. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement a comprehensive library system. Ability to coordinate, analyze, and utilize a variety of reports and records. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies and the public.

Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Sciences from a school accredited by the American Library Association. Five years of progressively responsible experience in library operations, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Because the Library is housed under the Parks and Recreation Department, experience with recreation and cultural/community organizations is a preferred qualification for this position. Other combination of education and experience which could provide the knowledge, skills and ability listed will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Licenses and Special Requirements: A valid Alaska driver’s license is required. Position is subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Position is subject to pre-employment, post-offer criminal investigation as defined by Alaska Statute 12.62. Position is also subject to random drug testing.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $62,806.97-$78,508.71 DOE

How to apply? To Apply: Please submit a City of Unalaska application and a reference release form. Job description and necessary forms are available at City Hall, by calling HR at 907-581-1251, or by downloading at www.ci.unalaska.ak.us . Return completed forms to: HR in City Hall; by mailing to P.O. Box 610, Unalaska, AK 99685, Attn: HR; e-mail to kstiles@ci.unalaska.ak.us ; or fax to 907-581-4469.


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 – Portland, TX

Today’s Date: 07/05/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/31/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Bell Whittington Public Library

Library Location: Portland, Texas

Website (if applicable): www.portlandtx.com

Duties / Job description: City of Portland, Texas

LIBRARY DIRECTOR
The City of Portland (17,500) is seeking a responsible leader to provide direction over of a broad range of public library functions. The Bell-Whittington Public Library is a nationally recognized, mid-sized public library providing services to local and area patrons and various community organizations. The successful candidate selected to lead this organization will be well versed in library policy, departmental planning and direction and administration of library activities. The Library Director is part of the City’s management team working closely with other directors to fulfill the organization’s goals and objectives. The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
Supervision of the library staff, directly or through appropriate delegation, to create a harmonious team environment
Administration of personnel policies and procedures for library employees, including training, development, scheduling, and evaluation, either directly or through appropriate delegation
Participation in the recruitment and selection of library personnel
Responsibility for developing print and non-print collections, including selection, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal, and disposal of materials, either directly or through appropriate delegation
Preparing and presenting the library budget proposal for approval, and monitoring and approving expenditures from the official operating budget
Developing short-term and long-range goals and planning for collections, services, and programs in keeping with the library’s mission statement and operating policies; studying and planning development of library services to meet present and future community needs
Participating in the planning, organization, and management of technical and automation services for the library
Directing a public relations program to promote and publicize the library’s collections, services, and programs within the community
Maintaining knowledge of new developments in the library profession, including technological advances, through professional development opportunities, including but not limited to participation in activities of professional organizations and networks and of the Texas State Library
Interacting with the appropriate city employees for the maintenance of the library’s building, furnishings, and equipment
Responsibility for the collection and accounting of fines, fees, and other charges
Administering the volunteer program, including recruitment, training, scheduling, and evaluating
Preparing regular narrative and statistical reports for the City Manager, Friends Library Board and the public.
Establishing priorities determined by the needs of the community
Preparing and submitting an annual report to Texas State Library and Archives Commission to maintain accreditation
Presenting special programs, such as book reviews, lectures, and instructional activities to extend library services and facilities into the community.
A complete job description including required knowledge, skills and albilities is available for download at www.portlandtx.com.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution required
Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible experience as a librarian in a public library of comparable size and complexity
Experience as a library director or assistant library director preferred
Active participation with Texas Library Association, ALA, or similar library association preferred

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $62,000-$73,000
How to apply? By mail: Randy Wright, City Manager
1900 Billy G. Webb
Portland, Texas 78374
rwright@portlandtx.com

On Line at www.portlandtx.com
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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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Library Director – Garden City, KS

Today’s Date: 05/29/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/29/2014

Job Title: Library Director – Finney County Public Library, KS

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Library Systems & Services

Library Location: Garden City, KS

Website (if applicable): https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1187/library-director-%e2%80%93-finney-county-public-library%2c-ks/job

Duties / Job description:
Seeking a forward thinking Library Director for the Finney County Public Library. It is ideal for an energetic early career librarian with a passion for exceptional library service.

The 27,000-square-foot library is located in the heart of Garden City and serves approximately 40,000 residents, primarily employed in farming wheat or corn and other crops, as well as cattle ranching and processing. Patrons enjoy a vibrant collection of books, movies, audio books, genealogy and magazines along with access to reference databases and downloadable eBooks as well as a new Nature Explore Classroom: http://www.natureexplore.org/certified/FinneyCountyPublicLibrary.com.

Finny County is a multi-ethnic, family-friendly region offers its residents a rich history and attractions including the Lee Richardson Zoo, golf courses, Big Pool and annual events such as Empire Beef Days, Tumbleweed Festival, and balloon classic: http://www.finneycountycvb.com/info/. It’s located approximately 200 miles west of Wichita and 300 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado, and is the second largest County in land area in Kansas.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of sound public library management principles, best practices, trends, and current professional theories. Ability to exercise good judgment, along with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with various government and community groups. Ability to lead and inspire staff with creative new ideas for increasing library services while growing the use of and support for library services among the public and strategic partners is very important. This is a highly visible position requiring a dynamic librarian capable of working closely with Finney County officials and the Library Board, and who can lead and inspire a full-service customer-focused organization.

Responsibilities:

•Oversee day-to-day library operations for the library to ensure contract performance within budget and represent the library to the community and public at large
•Ensure customer-service focus and orientation of the Finney County Public Library Supervise, train, and evaluate professional and paraprofessional staff
•Manage, create and/or deliver exceptional programming and educational opportunities within the library and through community outreach and oversee collection development
•Create and sustain excellent relationships with community groups and other organizations partnering with the library
•Report to LSSI, Finney County, and the Library Board as required

Qualifications: •MLS/ MLIS
•Ability to operate with minimum supervision and work in a team environment to build partnerships, find solutions and make service enhancements.
•Excellent oral and written communications abilities
•Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with proven ability to motivate and lead others
•Public library hands-on experience and supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to make sound management decisions, exercising good judgment dealing with people and situations
•Ability to connect positively with library and community constituencies including the local governing authorities, community leaders and organizations, library staff, library patrons and the general public.
•Background check

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

How to apply? https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1187/library-director-%e2%80%93-finney-county-public-library%2c-ks/job

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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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