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Library Director – York, NE

Today’s Date: 07/23/2013

Job Closing Date: 08/31/2013

Job Title: Library Director
Anticipated hours per week:Full Time

Institution: Kilgore Memorial Library

Library Location:York, NE

Website (if applicable):http://www.cityofyork.net

Duties / Job description::
1. Provides board direction for the library operations in areas of public policy and procedural interpretation, staff scheduling, safety, facility maintenance and related areas.
2. Advises the Library Advisory Board, Mayor and other City department heads on library operations and related issues.
3. Formulates, recommends and implements the strategic plan and objectives to the Library Advisory Board.
4. Formulates and administers library budget.
5. Promotes the library through communications with local and government entities; library liaison to the Kilgore Memorial Foundation, community groups, volunteers, professional associations, local/state/national libraries and others.
6. Creates public awareness and programming of library services with the Board, library users, community agencies and municipal government.
7. Directs and coordinates planning and utilization of the library’s on-line collection and services.
8. Develops and implements personnel and operation policies and procedures; advocates and implements standards of policy and procedures related to governing bodies, agencies and community organizations in oral and written presentations.

Qualifications: This individual must has a Master of Library Science
degree or equivalent form an American Library Association-accredited university and 3-5 years of proven library management experience. Experience with adult programming, public interaction, customer service, strong interpersonal skills, strong computer skills and managing a staff and volunteer.

Will out of state candidates be considered?: Yes

Salary Range:: $48,696 – $65,010

How to apply?: Send cover letter & resume to
City of York, P O Box 276, York, Ne. 68467

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Director of Library Services – Pend Oreille County, WA

Today’s Date: 07/18/2013

Job Closing Date: open until filled

Job Title: Director of Library Services

Pend Oreille County Library District
Library Location: 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 while an Assistant Director position reports to the Director to provide collaborative management support. A fourteen 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.

Salary range starts at $42,000 yearly commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered.
Please see our website at http://www.pocld.org to learn more about Pend Oreille County, the library district, and the complete job description for the Director of Library Services. The application process is posted there as well.

Salary Range: starts at $42,000 yearly commensurate with experience

How to apply? Please see our website at http://www.pocld.org to learn more about Pend Oreille County, the library district, and the complete job description for the Director of Library Services. The application process is posted there as well. The position will remain open until filled.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Coffeyville, KS

Today’s Date: 07/02/2013

Job Closing Date: 08/12/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Coffeyville Public Library
Library Location: Coffeyville Kansas

Website (if applicable): coffeyvillepl.org

Duties / Job description: Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs library services to serve the people of the community.
Evaluates the effectiveness of library services in relation to the changing needs of the community and establishes short and long term goals, objectives and programs, developed by the director and the board, to meet these needs. Informs board of progress towards meeting these objectives.

Formulates and recommends policies to the library board. Implements library policies and procedures adopted by the board. Recommends and administers service, public relations, administrative, collection development and personnel policies.
Prepares annual budget in consultation with board; directs and supervises the expenditures of library funds. Maintains records of the library’s financial status, including the endowment fund as reported by the investment administrator. Oversees appropriate fundraising activities (donations, grants, etc.). Reports financial status to the board of trustees on a regular basis.

Supervises the library staff. Writes job descriptions, hires and dismisses personnel, assigns duties and responsibilities, schedules, conducts written annual evaluations, and plans staff development. In charge of payroll and all tax forms.
Prepares technology plan and replacement schedule of technology equipment for the library. Will become familiar with technology used in the library and search for new technology as it becomes available.
Coordinates maintenance of library facility and grounds with city personnel.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other government agencies, Coffeyville Public Library Foundation, civic and community groups, and the general public. Represents the library and speaks before community, civic and other groups regarding the objectives and activities of the library. Actively participates in local Chamber of Commerce.
Develops a strategic plan in consultation with the board: coordinates programs, facility improvements, and activities to carry out the plan. Reviews the plan regularly and suggests updates to the board.

Maintains awareness of local and state laws and other current developments pertaining to libraries; actively supports sound library legislation on the state and federal level. Attends professional meetings and takes an active role. Maintains awareness of the services and programs of the Southeast Kansas Library System and coordinates the library’s involvement.
Other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees.

Qualifications: Candidates should be visionaries who are versed in all facets of current technology and possess supervisory, communication, organizational, interpersonal, decision-making and public relations skills that have been demonstrated in a library setting.

Masters of Library Science is required and 3-5 years experience in a library setting.

Coffeyville is a community of 10,300 citizens located in Montgomery County in southeast Kansas and is located 70 miles north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. More information is available at http://www.coffeyvillepl.org/employment

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $42,000 – $45,000

How to apply? First review of applications will begin on August 13, 2013 and the position will remain open until filled.

Please submit resume with a cover letter and three professional references by email or regular mail to:
Kay Frihart, CPL Board President
Coffeyville Public Library
311 West 10th Street
Coffeyville, Kansas 67337
lkf@coffeyvillepl.org

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Anacortes, WA

Today’s Date: 07/01/2013

Job Closing Date: 07/26/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution City of Anacortes
Library Location: Anacortes

Website (if applicable): www.cityofanacortes.org

Duties / Job description: To learn more and apply go to www.cityofanacortes.org

JOB TITLE: Library Director
DEPARTMENT: Library
REPORTS TO: Mayor
FLSA STATUS: Exempt

GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general direction, plans, coordinates, and directs the Anacortes Public Library’s operations and activities; develops and recommends Library policies and procedures; evaluates community requirements for evolving library services; oversees and promotes the Library’s programs and increasingly broad services to the community; administers and oversees the maintenance of the Library’s assets; supervises assigned personnel; and interacts extensively with library support organizations.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY Implements policies and programs with demonstrated sound management and professional judgment. Error in judgment could have substantial financial implications and could impact public acceptance of programs, protection of patron confidentiality, personnel, facilities, and services.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

1. Exercises independent judgment within broad policy guidelines; evaluates and analyzes issues and policies, and recommends and implements solutions; identifies and monitors goals and objectives; assures effective communication of actions required to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
2. Develops and directs strategies to meet Library goals and objectives; interprets concerns, defines desired results, develops solutions, determines scope and priorities of programs and special projects; evaluates Library needs, determines service requirements and goals, and assures the efficient delivery of high quality public services.
3. Works closely with the Library Board of Trustees. Develops and recommends new and/or revised Library policies and procedures for adoption by the Board of Trustees; implements and administers policies upon Board approval.
4. Prepares the Library’s budget for submittal to the Mayor after consultation with the Library Board; monitors and authorizes expenditures; determines capital needs and prepares justifications for capital requests; assures the effective and efficient use of budget, funds and resources.
5. Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; monitors and ensures staff compliance with Library policies, procedures, and standards of service fostering team commitment and collaboration. Directs and supervises functions of the professional and management staff such as reference, collection development, and programming.
6. Oversees the delivery of Public Services to customers and the general public; implements changes necessary to improve operational efficiency and/or better meet the needs of customers.
7. Administers the assets of the Library including buildings, collections, equipment, and technology; monitors and ensures the effective utilization of the Library’s resources.
8. Develops and maintains constructive relationships with City and other government officials, other departments, community agencies and groups, and the general public regarding programs and activities.
9. Promotes the Library’s programs and services within the community with a focus on literacy and cultural events; delivers presentations to community groups; obtains public support and feedback in relation to the Library’s services.
10. Promotes use of the Library as a community center.
11. Works closely with the Friends of the Library, the Library Foundation, and library committees to build alliances within the community.
12. Coordinates and collaborates with outside agencies, government agencies, local businesses, and the media regarding various library related matters and/or projects.
13. Participates in the City’s management team developing and maintaining constructive relationships. Communicates Library issues, challenges, and successes and advocates for library services.
14. Prepares and maintains a variety of administrative records, reports, and documentation.
15. Keeps abreast of trends in the fast-changing library field through continuing education, networking with professionals, and participating in local and state-wide organizations.
16. Performs other duties as assigned or required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Library Science, and five years experience managing and coordinating the operations of a library; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
• Washington State Librarian Certification is required.
• Must possess a valid WA State Driver’s License.

Required Knowledge of:
• Principles and practices of library administration.
• Public library operations, programs, services, and policies.
• Strategic planning principles and practices.
• Marketing and community relations principles.
• Library computer systems, databases, and software.
• Processes for preparing and administering budgets.
• Supervisory principles, practices, and methods with a focus on leadership.

Required Skill in:
• Overseeing and directing the Library’s day-to-day operations.
• Supervising, leading, and delegating.
• Ensuring the delivery of high quality library services and programs to the public.
• Developing, implementing, and administering public library plans, policies, and procedures.
• Advocating on behalf of the Library and promoting the Library’s services throughout the community.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with library staff, City departments, elected officials, Library Board, outside agencies, community groups, local businesses, patrons, and the general public.
• Developing and administering budgets and monitoring expenditures.
• Communicating effectively.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:
• Position requires ability to attend frequent meetings outside regular work hours, including evenings and weekends, and to be available for emergency call-outs.
• Work is performed in a standard office environment and is subject to sitting for extended periods of time, standing, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.

OTHER

1. Pursuant to the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act, RCW 43.43.830 through 43.43.845, background investigations will be conducted on all City of Anacortes Library prospective employees, volunteers, and docents who will or may have unsupervised access to children under sixteen years of age, developmentally disabled persons, or vulnerable adults.
2. As an absolute condition of employment, employees are required upon hire to sign a drug-free workplace agreement and an agreement not to use tobacco products of any kind while on the job.
3. The statements contained in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or provide relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.
4. Following an offer of employment, and prior to starting work, individuals may be required to have a pre-employment physical examination by a physician designated by the City of Anacortes. The examination will be paid for the by the City. Satisfactory clearance to perform essential job functions will be required for employment.

Are you able to perform the essential functions of this job, with or without accommodation?
Yes _____ No _____

If testing is required, will accommodation be necessary?
Yes _____ No _____

_____________________________________ ___________
Signature Date

Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Library Science, and five years experience managing and coordinating the operations of a library; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
• Washington State Librarian Certification is required.
• Must possess a valid WA State Driver’s License.

Required Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of library administration.
• Public library operations, programs, services, and policies.
• Strategic planning principles and practices.
• Marketing and community relations principles.
• Library computer systems, databases, and software.
• Processes for preparing and administering budgets.
• Supervisory principles, practices, and methods with a focus on leadership.

Required Skill in:
• Overseeing and directing the Library’s day-to-day operations.
• Supervising, leading, and delegating.
• Ensuring the delivery of high quality library services and programs to the public.
• Developing, implementing, and administering public library plans, policies, and procedures.
• Advocating on behalf of the Library and promoting the Library’s services throughout the community.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with library staff, City departments, elected officials, Library Board, outside agencies, community groups, local businesses, patrons, and the general public.
• Developing and administering budgets and monitoring expenditures.
• Communicating effectively.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $70,000 to $86,400 annually

How to apply? To learn more and apply go to www.cityofanacortes.org

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Assist. Librarain / Youth Services Coordinator – Lopez Island, WA

Today’s Date: 06/26/2013

Job Closing Date: 07/26/2013

Job Title: Assistant Librarian/Youth Services Coordinator

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Lopez Island Library

Library Location: 2225 Fisherman Bay Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261

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

Duties / Job description: JOB DESCRIPTION: Full-time vacancy available for an energetic, team-oriented Assistant Librarian/Youth Services Coordinator with a strong public service commitment and enthusiasm for serving a diverse island community. Creativity, enthusiasm for working with teens, and strong problem-solving skills are critical. Our ideal candidate is detail-orientated, task-focused and comfortable working with both print and electronic library resources.

DUTIES:
• Provides direct assistance to patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
• Catalogs new library materials and maintains ILS records in KOHA.
• Maintains and cultivates contact with parents and other family members, the public, schools, teachers, other libraries, state and regional library associations, and other professional organizations.
• Initiates, plans, and conducts a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18, including but not limited to films and special events, marketing, collection development, reading clubs, and school and community outreach.
• Creates promotional materials, as needed.
• Attends professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS (REQUIRED):
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program desired or relevant experience.
• One year of professional experience in a library setting, with a strong preference given to applicants with cataloging course work and hands-on experience in processing library materials.
• Experience with young adults (ages 12 to 18)

JOB COMPETENCIES:
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS (DESIRED):
• Knowledge of recreational and educational needs of young adults.
• Ability to translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs.
• Knowledge of current trends in library services for young adults and young adult literature and other materials for youth.
• Knowledge of standard library cataloging procedures, current information technology, basic HTML, Internet and database search capabilities.
• Communicates well with others, orally and in writing.
• Ability to create marketing materials and use social media to promote library services and events
• Demonstrated proficiency using hardware and software often found in modern libraries and office settings such as scanners, printers, videoconferencing equipment, projectors, & mobile devices (such e-readers and tablets)
• Current user of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. services.

ABILITIES:
• Must be able to lift and carry bags of books or boxes weighing up to 20 pounds.
• Must be able to speak distinctly to groups.
• Must be available to work weekends or evening shifts if required.
• Must possess physical mobility involving bending, lifting, reading, hearing.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $38,000-$43,000, plus excellent benefits.

How to apply? Send a letter of interest, including resume and names and contact information for three professional references should be sent to the following address:

Lou Pray, Library Director
Lopez Island Library District
P.O. Box 770
Lopez Island, WA 98261

Or electronically to: lpray@lopezlibrary.org by
July 26, 2013.

Equal Opportunity Employer

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Milford, IA

Today’s Date: 06/25/2013

Job Closing Date: 07/31/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Milford Memorial Library

Library Location: Milford, Iowa (pop. 2898) commonly known as the “Gateway to the Iowa Great Lakes/Okoboji Area)

Website (if applicable): http://milfordlibrary.weebly.com/library-director.html.

Duties / Job description: Duties include but are not limited to planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities, supervising staff, managing budgets, cataloging materials, and conducting monthly Board Meetings.

Qualifications: Completion of the State of Iowa Library’s requirements for library directors is preferred, but not required. Previous library or work experience may be substituted.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $37,000-48,000 plus excellent benefits

How to apply? To apply send cover letter, resume, and completed City of Milford Application (available at http://milford.ia.us/library-information/employment/employmentapp) to:

City of Milford
806 N Ave, Suite 1
PO Box 536
Milford, IA 51351
ATTN: Library Director Position

Fax: 712-338-2743
E-mail: mskaret@milford.ia.us
phone- (712) 338-2741

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Automation Assistant II – Anacortes, WA

Today’s Date: 06/17/2013

Job Closing Date: 07/01/2013

Job Title: Library Automation Assistant II

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution City of Anacortes
Library Location: 1220 10th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221

Website (if applicable): www.cityofanacortes.org

Duties / Job description: To learn more and apply go to www.cityofanacortes.org

Job title: Library Automation Assistant II
Reports to: Library Director Department: Library

Apply to: Human Resources, P.O. Box 547, 904 6th St. Anacortes, WA 98221,
Phone: 360-299-1941 or 360-299-1970, Secure Fax: 360-299-1982

Classification: Regular full-time, Non-exempt, DRS pension eligible, Insurance benefits

Posting Dates:
6/17/13 – 7/1/13

Closing Date:
07/1/13 by noon

Primarily work Monday – Friday. Occasionally may work evenings and weekends.

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: Under the guidance of the Library Director, responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining library automation system and software. The position requires daily surveillance and as-needed updating of the integrated library system, other installed software, and is responsible for website content management. Serves as customer service representative, helps patrons with computer-related problems, and provides computer and software training to staff and patrons.

LEVEL OF AUTHORITY: Performs duties based on established policies and procedures. Errors in judgment could impact the Library’s resources and public acceptance of programs, protection of patron confidentiality, personnel, and facilities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily in an indoor office setting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: This position will work with the library administration to plan for and execute future improvements in our library automated systems, to help the library to use its computer systems to the fullest capacity and to interface with the IT Department. Other duties include uploading bibliographic records, updating databases, and troubleshooting and maintaining the Meeting Room AV equipment, and developing and teaching a variety of instructional classes. Update, maintain, and back up integrated library system (ILS) and other operating systems. Manage website content and improve design and functionality of library website. Schedule and provide statistical reports on ILS, database usage, and other reports on a monthly basis or as needed. Troubleshoot and resolve computer problems. Assist staff in using applicable library software. Serve as a liaison with the City IT department. Train staff to answer common patron Internet questions.
Develop and teach classes to the public and library staff. Interface with library management team. Assist Library Director with assigned projects. Attend training to keep current on system updates.

Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS: Requires 2-year degree in computer science or equivalent of experience.
Must have a combination of working knowledge and formal training in integrated library automation systems or comparable computer systems and ability to explain features of automated library catalog and circulation system. Must have experience in website content management; prefer experience with HTML and CSS. Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office including but not limited to Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher or similar software. Prefer two years of customer service and problem solving related experience. Must have ability to work independently in a multi-tasking customer service setting. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have ability to communicate effectively and courteously with City employees, patrons and other community members. Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions. Ability to work a schedule that includes weekdays and weekends, and daytime and evening hours. Must have the ability to work with numbers accurately and understand verbal and written instructions. Must have ability to cooperate with library staff as a team member. Must be bondable.

See job description for further information. The City of Anacortes is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $2,722 to 3,063 per month

How to apply? www.cityofanacortes.org

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director — Conway, AR

Today’s Date: 06/04/2013

Job Closing Date: 06/30/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution The Public Libraries of Faulkner & Van Buren Counties
Library Location: Conway, Arkansas

Website (if applicable): http://www.gossagesager.com/FVBad.htm

Duties / Job description: Be a vital contributor to a vital area–the Central Gateway to the Arkansas Ozarks! The Board of Trustees of The Public Libraries of Faulkner & Van Buren Counties, http://www.fcl.org/, (headquartered in Conway, AR) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and enthusiastic leader to serve as its next Library Director. The new Director will lead a system of eight public libraries serving two counties with a combined population of 133,000. The System, governed by a ten-member regional library board with equal representation from each county, circulates 446,696 items annually, and has a $1.7 million budget and a staff of twenty-five (25) FTE .

This stunning Central Arkansas area has something for everyone. Located 30 miles from Little Rock, Conway, “The City of Colleges,” is the home of two colleges, one university and a premier medical center. In addition to its natural beauty and many recreational outdoor amenities (Lake Conway hosts the annual Arkansas Masters sport fishing tournament), the region offers the Conway Symphony Orchestra and the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. One of its largest annual events, Toad Suck Daze, is a three-day community festival supporting college scholarships for local students. The region is one of the fastest-growing areas in Arkansas and provides an outstanding quality of life combined with a low cost of living. For more information on the Library System and the region, please visit http://www.gossagesager.com/FVBlinks.htm.

Responsibilities: Major responsibilities include providing strategic direction to member libraries for services, collections, and technologies; working with the Board to formulate and implement sound library policy; working collaboratively with member libraries as the liaison to the local communities; participating in state library-related activities; and supervising and working effectively with system and member library staff. For the complete job description, see http://www.gossagesager.com/FVBjobdesc.pdf.

Qualifications: Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA–accredited school and a minimum of five years’ progressively responsible public library or equivalent experience. Desirable abilities include proven public library leadership with a minimum of four years of public library management experience; strategic thinking and planning; ability to work well with staff, local and state officials, and community stakeholders; an understanding of emerging library technologies including social media; and experience reporting to a governing board. The successful candidate will reside in Faulkner County.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $55,000-65,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $55,000-65,000

How to apply? For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, http://www.gossagesager.com/, via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date—June 30, 2013.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Adult Services Librarian — Columbia, CT

Today’s Date: 06/04/2013

Job Closing Date: 07/26/2013

Job Title: Adult Services Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
If ‘other’ please explain… 35 hr wk

Institution Saxton B. Little Free Library
Library Location: Columbia, CT

Website (if applicable): www.columbiactlibrary.org

Duties / Job description: Under the direction of the Library Director, the Adult Services Librarian plans, organizes, directs and manages all aspects of the Adult Library Services in conformity with the policies established by the Library Board and the Library Director. The Adult Services Librarian assists patrons with information and research questions, purchases and develops adult collections, acts as a readers’ advisor, shares in collection and maintenance tasks, arranges for adult programming and works closely with the Children’s Department.

Full job description available on our website, www.columbiactlibrary.org.

Qualifications: Responsibilities include ILL, management of adult collection and programming, shared supervision of volunteers and Library Assistants. This position also serves as primary contact for ILS management and new technology, engages in readers’ advisory and circulation. Strong customer service skills and technology skills needed, as well as ability to work as both team and independently.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Low 40′s

How to apply? Applicants should send cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to: Adult Services Librarian Search, Saxton B. Little Free Library, 319 Rt 87, Columbia, CT 06237 or electronically to: staff@columbiactlibrary.org by July 26, 2013.

No phone calls please. E.O.E.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Continuing Education Consultant – Columbia, South Carolina

Today’s Date: 05/29/2013

Job Closing Date: 07/29/2013

Job Title: Continuing Education Consultant

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution South Carolina State Library
Library Location: Columbia, South Carolina

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

Duties / Job description: This is a professional library position with responsibility for planning and implementing a statewide education and training program, and coordinating all related continuing educational opportunities for South Carolina public libraries. This position works as part of the Library Development team of consultants to coordinate planning and development of public library services.

The CE Consultant will conduct a library learning needs analysis of the South Carolina public library community including Directors, Trustees, and library staff. Will investigate and select models for the elements of an up-to-date statewide library learning plan, providing high quality learning events for public library professionals and library support staff, including opportunities for mentorships and internships. Will conduct evaluative activities to gauge effectiveness. Will assist in developing an annual Public Library Management Institute to foster a new generation of library leaders.

The CE Consultant will also research options for creating for-credit programs and sequential basic library skills curriculum for non-MLIS personnel in public libraries, integrating the core competencies for library practitioners and 21st Century Skills concepts. Will develop incentives for participation in learning opportunities, including recognition of learning achievements of individuals and institutions. Will oversee the State Library’s Intern program, coordinating with USC’s SLIS and other programs as appropriate. Will serve as SCSL’s liaison to identified digital learning initiatives and other national and state Continuing Education forums.

Qualifications: MLIS from an ALA-accredited university. A minimum of three years professional library experience is required; four years of experience preferred with a minimum of two years in a public library setting with growing levels of responsibility, particularly in training and staff development.
A responsible, independent self-starter, the successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of public library issues, practices, trends, and library organizational issues and work relationships. The candidate will be familiar with the principles and practices of an up-to-date library staff development program, and will be able to apply that knowledge to the design and implementation of a statewide program, including curriculum selection, development of training modules and workshops, scheduling, promotional efforts, assessment and evaluation, and reporting. Excellent oral and writing skills and extensive use and understanding of scheduling products and productivity software including spreadsheets. The successful candidate will have a high level of comfort and knowledge with both traditional classroom and online/digital training environments. Excellent communication, group facilitation, and presentation are required.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $37,945- $53,000

How to apply? Applications should be submitted online at www.jobs.sc.gov for consideration.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Milford, IA

Today’s Date: 05/23/2013

Job Closing Date: 06/14/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Milford Memorial Library
Library Location: Milford, IA

Website (if applicable):http://milfordlibrary.weebly.com/library-director.html

Duties / Job description: Duties include but are not limited to the following: planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities of the Milford Memorial Library as well as supervising staff, managing budgets, cataloging materials, and conducting monthly Library Board Meetings.

Qualifications: A successful candidate must meet the State of Iowa Library’s requirements for library directors. Preferred candidate will have previous library experience and be technologically savvy.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $37,118-$48,123 per year

How to apply? To apply send cover letter, resume, a list of three professional references and completed City of Milford Application (available at http://milford.ia.us/library-information/employment/employmentapp) to:

City of Milford
806 N Ave, Suite 1
PO Box 536
Milford, IA 51351
ATTN: Library Director Position

Fax: 712-338-2743
E-mail: mskaret@milford.ia.us
phone- (712) 338-2741

Deadline- 4 p.m., Friday, June 14,2013

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Library Director – Milan & Berlin Heights, OH

Today’s Date: 05/20/2013

Job Closing Date: 07/01/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Milan-Berlin Library District
Library Location: Milan & Berlin Heights, OH

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

Duties / Job description: The Milan-Berlin Library District is accepting applications for a full-time Library Director.

The director is responsible for providing professional library administration, including planning, organizing, and implementing the programs and services of the library system, supervising library operations and staff, grant writing, and working with the Library Board to develop and implement goals and policies.

Qualifications: Requires a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and direct supervisory experience, or a satisfactory equivalent combination of graduate education and experience.

Salary Range: $42,000-$50,000.

How to apply? Letter of application, including resume and names and contact information for three professional references should be sent to the following address:

Dr. Jolene Buehrer, Chair
Milan-Berlin Library Director Search
22 Old State Road
Milan, OH 44846-9602

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Library Technician – Pullman, WA

Today’s Date: 05/13/2013

Job Closing Date: 05/28/2013

Job Title: Library Technician

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

If ‘other’ please explain… 30 hours per week

Institution Neill Public Library
Library Location: Pullman, WA

Website (if applicable): www.pullman-wa.gov

Duties / Job description: Regular, year-round, part-time (30 hours per week) – $16.36 per hour plus pro-rated benefits. Day, evening and weekend shifts. Primary responsibilities include reference service to the public including providing assistance with library database and online systems, collection development, primary back-up to the adult services librarian and training and/or supervision of staff and volunteers as assigned. Applicants must be able to work independently, communicate effectively in English in both oral and written form, work well with people of all ages and have considerable knowledge of library procedures and services.

Qualifications: Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree with three years of library experience, or five years of library experience or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent customer service skills and public library experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: 16.36/hr

How to apply? Applications are available at City Hall, Human Resources Department, 325 SE Paradise, Pullman, WA 99163. Http://www.pullman-wa.gov

Closing Date May 28, 2013.

E.O.E.

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Library Director – Allendale, SC

Library Director

Job Type Full-time

Job Status Sourcing

Date Posted 05/07/13

Location Allendale Hampton Jasper Regional Library

Company Information AHJ Regional Library System
PO Box 852

Hardeeville, S.C., 29927
Website: http://www.ahjlibrary.org

Job Description The Allendale-Hampton-Jasper Regional Library Board welcomes applications from dynamic, innovative and service-oriented candidates for a Director to lead the continuing development of library services in a three-county rural library consortium. The Director will be responsible for budget planning and management, library policies, operations and staff leadership. The position reports to the Regional Board.
The AHJ Regional Library System includes three county headquarters sites, two additional branch libraries, and a Bookmobile. The annual system-wide budget is approximately $665,000 and the staff consists of 10 FTE. The library system has 25,000 card-holding patrons, about one third of the combined local population. The system is a member of the SC LENDS (Evergreen open source) collaborative, and circulates about 62,000 items annually.
The AHJ Regional System serves three beautiful Low Country counties stretching along the Savannah River near Hilton Head, S.C. and Savannah, GA. This quiet, rural area depends heavily on its public libraries for computers, books, and information. A new library facility in Allendale serves as the headquarters for the library system. Additional facilities are in planning stages. Visit the library web site: http://www.ahjlibrary.org/

Qualifications Ideal candidates will have an MLS from an ALA accredited library program and 5 years of increasing responsibility in managing or supporting library service, which must include administrative (budgeting, planning) and supervisory responsibility. The successful candidate will have a strong philosophy of customer service, effective communication and public relations skills, and the ability to build consensus among library stakeholders. Candidates having experience with grant writing and library construction projects will be seen as more competitive

Compensation $48,000 annually, with excellent benefits.

How to Apply Please submit a letter of introduction, an Employment Application and a resume with three references to: Kathleen Wilson, PO Box 852, Hardeeville, SC 29927.

Contact Info Susan Rice, Interim Director
Contact Phone: 803-584-3513 Ext. 2
Contact Email: susan.rice@yahoo.com

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Library Director – Milford, IA

Today’s Date: 05/08/2013

Job Closing Date: 05/17/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Milford Memorial Library
Library Location: 1009 9th Street, Milford IA 51351

Website (if applicable): http://milfordlibrary.weebly.com/

Duties / Job description: General Description:

Directs and supervises the public library for the City of Milford; does related work as required. This employee is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities of the Milford Memorial Library. The Library Board of Trustees determines general policies for the Library, while the Library Director plans, directs and executes varied library services and programs related to community needs analysis and based on the roles the library has chosen to play in the community. This position is hired, reports to, and is evaluated annually by the Library Board.

Reporting Relationship(s):

Reports to: Library Board of Trustees.

Supervises: All library staff , library volunteers, and community service workers.

Characteristic Duties:

Plan, organize and administer programs and procedures governing library service.
Determine goals based on community analysis and library board policies.
Select and purchase library materials, equipment, software, and electronic resources.
Catalog and/or instruct and oversee cataloging based on AACR2 rules and MARC Record format.
Review and supervise specialized programs and projects managed by library personnel.
Prepare and administer the budget as approved by the library board and city council.
Develop and implement long/short range plans and goals, interpret objectives, plan activities.
Maintain State Accreditation Standards for library excellence.
Research and introduce new technology and formats into library operations.
Plan, draft and administer standard procedures for library operations and outreach services.
Represent library presence to other organizations in the community.
Seek local, county, and state funding necessary to finance projects and seek competitive bids.
Assign, schedule and formally evaluate work of all library employees.
Arrange special training activities for the public.
Conduct staff orientation, workshops, and meetings.
Hire library employees in accordance with established procedures, maintain discipline and morale.
Prepare budget estimates, database, circulation, State Library Annual Report and other reports.
Cooperate and consult with officials of other agencies on common library issues.
Prepare publicity; conduct tours, speeches, and programs for local groups and classes.
Develop interesting displays, flyers, brochures, and other PR materials.
Coordinate building maintenance, expansion, and capital improvement projects.
Act as liaison between the library board and the city council.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Comprehensive knowledge of professional library science administration, library automation systems, MARC format, cataloging, AACR2 rules and electronic databases. Strong computer and desktop publishing skills are necessary. Ability to coordinate library with other city and community activities; ability to organize and conduct training programs for support staff; ability to speak and write effectively; strong PR and marketing skills. Must have strong customer service skills, ability to get along with others, initiative, good judgement, tact, and courtesy.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field. If degree has not been attained, Library Board of Trustees will determine whether candidate’s professional library experience is an adequate substitute. Experience in professional library work and possession of any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Librarian Certification Courses through the State Library of Iowa mandatory within second year of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Library Administration
Master of Library Science degree from an ALA – Accredited school.
Maintains Iowa Librarian Certification standards.

Physical and Environmental Characteristics:

Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching and prolonged periods of sitting or standing.
Regular lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Pushing and/or pulling up to 100 lbs.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range:

How to apply? Send cover letter, resume, a list of three professional references and completed City of Milford Application to:

City of Milford
806 N Ave, Suite 1
PO Box 536
Milford, IA 51351
ATTN: Library Director Position

Fax: 712-338-2743
E-mail: mskaret@milford.ia.us

For Questions Please Call: (712) 338-2741

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Youth Services Librarian – South Charleston, WV

Today’s Date: 04/25/2013

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Charleston Public Library
Library Location: South Charleston, WV

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

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PRIMARY DUTIES:
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for maintaining a well-balanced collection of materials, meeting the needs of the community’s youth. He or she analyzes the existing collection on a continual basis with an eye to recommending purchases for its enhancement and weeding as appropriate. The Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining a budget for juvenile materials and programs as well as some fund-raising for this department. He or she will supervise and train the youth services library assistants and oversee the training of work/study students and volunteers. The Librarian is also responsible for the preparation of related reports.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the development and provision of services and activities for children and teens with the assistance of a small staff. This includes the creation and presentation of programs which promote the various aspects of the collection and draw young people into the library. The Librarian will conduct reader’s advisory and patron guidance so that patrons can make optimal use of the collection. The Librarian is responsible for the creation and management of publicity and public relations for the youth services collections and programs using media such as, but not limited to, the library newsletter, website, fliers, and Facebook.

SECONDARY DUTIES:
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for answering in-depth reference questions as needed as well as increasing the accessibility of the collection through the compiling of booklists and bibliographies. The Librarian will prepare or supervise grants as necessary. Participation in professional organizations is required as time allows. The Librarian will conduct outreach activities in conjunction with the Outreach Librarian.

OTHER DUTIES:
As assigned by the Library Director

Qualifications: REQUIREMENTS:
MLS from an ALA accredited school and at least three years of experience in youth services with demonstrated supervisory and/or managerial experience. Experience in an automated library environment is highly desirable. Applicant must have a demonstrated ability for successful planning, implementation, and coordination of innovative programs. As this position involves Outreach, a valid state driver’s license is required.

This position requires knowledge of children’s and young adult literature and collection development methods. Considerable knowledge with Basic Microsoft software, Internet, and other new information technologies including social networking media is essential. As is the ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public on all age levels, abilities, and backgrounds using written and oral communications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties may require intermittent light to moderate physical effort in carrying, lifting, or moving lightweight materials or equipment. Position requires walking or standing approximately half the time. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

HOURS PER WEEK:
37.5 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Starting salary, dependent on experience, $40,000 to $45,000. Generous benefits package offered.
How to apply? To apply for this position, send a resume and three professional references to:
Youth Services Librarian Search
South Charleston Public Library
312 4th Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303
Or email the same materials to: references@scpl.wvnet.edu

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Reference Assistant (PT) – Knox, IN

Today’s Date: 04/11/2013

Job Closing Date:

Job Title: Reference Assistant

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

Institution Starke County Public Library System
Library Location: Knox, IN

Website (if applicable): www.starkecountylibrary.org

Duties / Job description: The Starke County Public Library is seeking applicants for a part-time (approximately 15-20 hours per week) Reference Assistant. Responsibilities include answering reference questions, assisting patrons using public access computers, processing interlibrary loan requests, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Must have Indiana State Librarian Certification 6 (LC6) or have the ability to obtain this certification. Must be proficient at typing, computer skills including knowledge of productivity software, and be able to use online databases. Strong customer service and communication skills required. Experience working a library service desk preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $10.00 – $12.00/hr

How to apply? Submit cover letter and resume to Ellen Pitcher, Reference Librarian, by mail to Starke County Public Library, 152 W. Culver Road, Knox, IN 46534, by fax at (574) 772-4207, or by email at epitcher@starkecountylibrary.org.

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Library Director — Lake Elmo, MN

Today’s Date: 04/10/2013

Job Closing Date: 04/19/2013

Job Title: Librarian/Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: 40

Institution Lake Elmo Public Library
Library Location: 3637 Lake Elmo Ave. N.Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Website (if applicable): lakeelmopubliclibrary.org

Duties / Job description: SUMMARY OF POSITION: This forty hour a week position requires hands-on day to day management of the Lake Elmo Public Library under the direction of the Library Board through its five committees, which are: Technology and Collection, Outreach and Programming, Facilities, Personnel and Volunteer Coordination, and Finance. As the only employee, the Librarian/Director will collaborate with each of the committees and the volunteer staff to meet the needs of the patrons.

Responsibilities:
1. Keep accurate records of expenditures and income from donations and other sources.
2. Manage library funds with the assistance of the Finance Committee.
3. Manage and organize existing collection and plan acquisitions with the assistance of the Technology and Collection Committee.
4. Plan programs and activities with the assistance of the Outreach Committee.
5. Promote library services by speaking to community groups, including schools and business groups with the assistance of the Outreach Committee.
6. Plan for facility needs with the assistance of the Facilities Committee.
7. Collaborate with Personnel and Volunteer Coordination Committee to supervise and train volunteers.
8. Prepare written reports for Lake Elmo Public Library board meetings.
9. Attend all open Lake Elmo Public Library board meetings.
10. Advise board about the need for professional memberships and attendance of continuing education seminars and workshops for updating skills.
11. Work directly with patrons in the library and at the circulation desk on a regular basis.
12. Maintain positive relations with patrons and users of the library rooms.
13. Keep statistics for the required Minnesota annual reporting and prepare report in accordance with state guidelines.
14. Inform and advise the library board as to local, regional, state and national developments in the library field.
15. Maintain communications with other libraries in the area.
16. Prepare grant applications when opportunities are offered.

Essential Skills:
1. Ability to communicate ideas and information in both verbal and written forms.
2. Ability to organize, maintain records, plan and direct services.
3. Ability to understand financial operations and understand and plan budgets.
4. Ability to understand and operate library equipment, including copy machine, fax, computer, Nooks, Kindles and other e-books.
5. Ability to maintain records on Koha ( open source integrated library system), maintain a knowledge about Internet resources, and other electronic databases
6. Ability to work with volunteers and community on a pleasant and respectful basis.
7. Ability to utilize volunteers to accomplish the goals of the Library Board.
8. Ability to learn new processes and procedures.
9. Ability to analyze and implement library programs.

EXAMPLES OF EQUIPMENT USED: Books, library materials, 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: Forty hours a week with some extended hours, evenings, and weekends.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: 100% indoor work. Low hazard environment. Frequent work with the public and volunteer staff.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: can involve, but are not limited to:
Physical dexterity:
• Sit, stand, walk or move about frequently inside on even and elevated flooring.
• Lift and carry objects or materials that may be up to 20 pounds occasionally.
• Push/pull objects 20 to 50 pounds using wheeled book cart frequently.
• Bend/squat/stoop/ or kneel while working as low as ground level to access shelving or materials.
• Climb & balance on ladders, step stools, or stairs occasionally.
Manual dexterity
• Stretch, reach, handle, and grasp materials frequently.
• Use hands, fingers, and arms to safely operate vehicle and equipment, loading/unloading materials, turn pages of books, type.
• Operation of foot and hand controls.
Seeing, Reading, Smell, and Hearing:
• See, read and understand English language in written information, instructions, and safety warnings in all forms, including handwritten, hard copy, and electronic format.
• Smelling and feeling in order to identify damaged materials.
• See near, far, depth of vision, and color for designing web pages, presentations, and reading.
Mental acuity and alertness:
• Think and apply judgment, discretion, and initiative in accomplishing work.
• Ability to do arithmetic.
• Ability to write.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Direction and evaluations done by Personnel Committee of the Lake Elmo Library Board. Evaluations to be based on areas of the job description with added specific duties. SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Daily coordination of volunteer duties.

Qualifications: Qualifications: Minimum: Four year degree with at least five years of library experience including cataloging, managing budgets, programming for children and adults, and working with electronic resources.
Highly Desired: MLS degree with at least five years experience in all aspects of librarianship.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: DOQ

How to apply? Send Resume with names of at least three references that we may contact. At least one reference must be job related.
In your cover letter, please let us know why you would like to work at the Lake Elmo Public Library.
SEND RESUME TO:
Marjorie Williams
Personnel Committee
3025 Lake Elmo Avenue North
Lake Elmo, Minnesota. 55042

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Library Director – Jerome, Idaho

Today’s Date: 04/09/2013

Job Closing Date: 04/18/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Jerome Public Library
Library Location: Jerome, Idaho

Website (if applicable): http://www.ci.jerome.id.us/city-government/human-resources/job-listings.html

Duties / Job description: Job Opening at Jerome Public Library
Application Deadline: April 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

General Statement of Duties
The City of Jerome is a dynamic organization which positively affects our citizens every day. Every position within the City is expected to be a leader within our organization, as well as in our community. This Position performs a variety of administrative and supervisory work; responsible for planning, organizing and implementing the programs and services of the library system.

Supervision Received
Works under the broad policy guidance and direction of the Jerome Public Library Board.

Supervision Exercised
Exercises administrative direction over full-time and part-time support staff, contracted or seasonal personnel either directly or through subordinate supervisors.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Manage and supervise library operations to achieve goals within available resources; plan and organize workloads and staff assignments; train, motivate and evaluate assigned staff; review progress and direct changes as needed.
• Provide leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans; gather, interpret, and prepare data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinate department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
• Provide professional advice on library issues to the Library Board; make presentations to boards, commissions, civic groups and the general public.
• Create and communicate official plans, policies and procedures to staff and the general public.
• Assure that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; perform cost control activities; monitor revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; working with the Library Board prepare annual budget request; assure effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
• Determine work procedures, prepare work schedules, and expedite workflow; study and standardize procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
• Issue written and oral instructions; assign duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.
• Maintain harmony among workers and resolve grievances; perform or assist subordinates in performing duties; adjust errors and complaints.
• Prepare a variety of studies, reports, and related information for decision-making purposes.
• Oversee the selection and general collection of books and other items contained in the library; review major selection tools; approve library purchase orders; review books, periodicals and collections which are outdated or not used, and coordinate removal and disposition.
• Coordinate library development with regard to applying for and winning grants to augment services.
• Oversee inter-library loans and in-house reference work.
• Assure that library facilities and equipment are maintained properly, and coordinate maintenance and repair functions.
• Coordinate the library program with other leisure programs, other city departments, and outside organizations such as the school district, historical society and various community-based groups.
• Review program areas, implement changes or new programs to meet library needs of the community; develop, maintain and implement a library master plan.
• Develop and implement policies, approved by the Library Board, procedures and standards for efficient and effective operation and maintenance of library operations; assure compliance with established policies and procedures.
• Promote interest in library programs through publicity, program brochures, cooperation with various community groups, and public contacts; speak before citizens groups, students and other business and civic organizations.
• Prepare and administer budget for all areas under library department; order all new and replacement equipment.
• Prepare a variety of reports and maintain necessary operating records.
• Supervise the control of, and is responsible for, all materials and supplies used in maintenance, construction and repair of the library facilities.
• Prepare cost estimates to plan and provide the improvements in the library system; oversee library improvements.
• Maintain liaison with other departments as well as state, local, and other public officials.
• Answer letters of inquiry and talk with patrons; address public and civic organizations which will inform the public of policies, procedures and the availability of facilities for public use.
• Supervise and manage the planning of new libraries and all of the amenities that would be necessary for the proper construction and maintenance of those facilities.
• Schedule, assign and oversee various special library activities throughout the year, such as reading programs etc.
• Expected to be a leader within the organization as well as in our community
• All other duties as assigned.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform a variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering the phone, running errands, picking up supplies needed for activities, making arrangements for use of library facilities, setting up tables and chairs for meetings, etc.
• Serve as a member of various city employee committees, as assigned or desired.
• Assist staff in the performance of their duties as required.

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; considerable knowledge of community library needs and resources; working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision.
• Skill in operation of general office equipment, computer etc.
• 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 the Library Board, Library Foundation, Library Friends group, employees, supervisors, other agencies, and the public.

Acceptable Education and Experience
• Graduation from a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in library science, liberal arts, public administration or a closely related field, and
• Five years of progressively responsible experience in library operations, including two years in a supervisory capacity, or
• Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Masters degree in Library Science preferred.

Special Qualifications
• Valid state driver’s license or ability to obtain one.
• Presently be an Officer on LIBRI Consortium or able to service within 2 months of hire as an officer.

Essential Physical Abilities
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear.
• Occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
• Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Appointees will be subject to completion of a standard probationary period.

The essential Physical Abilities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skill required of all personnel so classified. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Hiring Salary: $47,298-$57,684

How to apply? TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, RESUME, AND COMPLETED CITY OF JEROME APPLICATION TO:

City of Jerome
Human Resources Office
152 East Avenue A
Jerome, ID 83338

http://www.ci.jerome.id.us/city-government/human-resources/job-listings.html

Application is available at the above link or you may also contact the Human Resource Office at (208) 324-8189 or email iguffy@ci.jerome.id.us.

The City of Jerome is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable legally protected status. Qualified veterans who provide required documentation will be given preference in accordance with Idaho state law.

For more information about the library, you are welcome to contact:
Patty Metcalf, Director
pmetcalf@ci.jerome.id.us
(208)324-5427

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PT Librarian – Caldwell, Idaho

Today’s Date: 03/12/2013

Job Closing Date: 05/03/2013

Job Title: Librarian – Caldwell, Idaho

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time
If ‘other’ please explain… Temporary – Part Time

Institution Caldwell Public Library
Library Location: Caldwell, Idaho

Website (if applicable): http://caldwell.lili.org/

Duties / Job description: The City of Caldwell has an opening for a Temporary/Part Time Librarian at the Caldwell City Public Library. Individual has direct responsibility and oversight for the financial and service activities at the library; assists in the general and overall day-to-day management and leadership of the Caldwell Public Library; and provides general supervision to library staff. Must possess good interpersonal skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with Library Board Members; City employees and the general public. Subject to a pre-employment drug test and back ground check.
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Library Science (or accredited MLS); and minimum of five (5) years experience performing above or related tasks.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: DOE, DOQ

How to apply? Obtain an application and complete job description on the City’s website at www.cityofcaldwell.com or at the City of Caldwell Human Resources Office, 411 Blaine Caldwell, Idaho 83605.

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Part Time Library Director — West Dennis, MA

Today’s Date: 03/03/2013

Job Closing Date: 03/15/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

Institution West Dennis Free Public Library
Library Location: 260 Main St West Dennis Ma 02670

Website (if applicable): www.westdennislibrary.org

Duties / Job description: Under the direct supervision of West Dennis Free Public Library Board of Trustees, the library director is responsible for the operations of the library and the
development and implementation of its service program, including:
(A) Assisting the board with long-range planning and policy development, and managing all library resources, including human resource – the director supervises all assistants, substitutes, and volunteers who work in the in the library;
(B) Organizing the acquisitions, access, storage, and control of collections;
(C) Designing and implementing services and programs for users of all ages; and
(D) Overseeing the maintenance and safety of the physical plant.
(E) Liaising with community organizations and Town committees.

Knowledge of computers and library systems is required, as well exceptional customer service skills. We are looking for someone with an energetic and positive personality that enjoys working with all age groups.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of managerial experience; preference will be given to candidates with a Masters in Library Science and managerial experience in an education or library setting.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Low $20,000 range

How to apply? Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to the West Dennis Library Search Committee, PO Box 158 West Dennis, MA 02670 or to wdlibrarysearchcommittee@gmail.com

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DIRECTOR — Gillette, WY

Today’s Date: 02/20/2013

Job Closing Date: 04/21/2013

Job Title: Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Campbell County Library System
Library Location: Gillette, Wyoming

Duties / Job description: The Campbell County Public Library System Board of Trustees is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, innovative and service-oriented Library Director. Campbell County is located in northeastern Wyoming and has a population of 46,600. CCPLS has a main library in Gillette, WY and a branch in Wright, WY, a staff of 65, and a budget of $3,6000,000 for FY 2012. The Director is responsible for the full management and leadership of all CCPLS services, staff, facilities and activities. Salary range: $82,680-$115,752 DOE with excellent County benefits. A complete job description can be viewed at:
http://www.ccgov.net/departments/HR/classification/specs/Library_Executive_Director.html.

Qualifications: A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution is strongly preferred. A minimum of seven years of increasingly responsible professional library experience is required including significant administrative and supervisory responsibility, public relations, facilities planning, technology, human resources, budgeting and strategic planning.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $82,680-$115,752

How to apply? Application packets are available by contacting Peggy or Debbie at (307) 687-0009 or from the library’s website at www.ccpls.org. Completed applications must be accompanied by a resume, contact information for three professional references and a cover letter which answers the question, “What special attributes can you bring to CCPLS?” Mail to: Campbell County Public Library Board of Trustees, Search Committee, 2101 S. 4J Road, Gillette, WY 82718. Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2013, 5:00 p.m. Campbell County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Branch Librarian, Powell, Wyoming

Today’s Date: 01/22/2013

Job Closing Date: 03/22/2013

Job Title: Branch Librarian

Institution Powell Branch Library, Park County Library System
Library Location: Powell, Wyoming

Website (if applicable): http://parkcountylibrary.org/jobs

Duties / Job description: The Park County Library System, headquartered in Cody, Wyoming, is looking for an energetic and forward-thinking, full-time professional to manage the library system’s Powell Branch Library. Required qualifications include a MLS degree and three years library experience; previous supervisory experience and the proven ability to direct the activities of others, while maintaining outstanding customer relations; knowledge of reference and reader’s advisory tools, bibliographic sources, cataloging and classification systems; excellent verbal and written, organizational and statistical reporting skills. Must be familiar with Library 2.0 practices and maintain and expand the library’s presence online through the use of social media. The Branch Manager must be able to meet deadlines, follow and interpret Policies and Procedures and effectively work within the community.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, oversight of circulation, adult services, youth and children’s services, programming, community outreach, networking within the community, presentations, fundraising, etc… In addition, the Branch Manager will work with staff to build on existing knowledge of library practices, library technology, and to promote the excellent customer service the library is known for.

Working with county library staff, branch staff and the community, the Branch Librarian will continue to develop the library’s collections in all areas

Community:
The City of Powell (2010 pop. 6314) is located in the scenic Big Horn Basin 80 miles west of the Big Horn Mountains and 75 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. It is the home of Northwest College an accredited two year institution of higher education. The community’s economy is diverse, with an active business, industrial, educational, and agricultural/ranching base. Powell was designated an All America City in 1994. Its high desert climate is surprisingly mild in winter with temperatures often running 25 degrees warmer than Chicago. Annual precipitation is about 5.83 inches per year. Irrigated farmland contrasts with native sagebrush and desert vegetation. Summers are warm with temperatures ranging from the 80’s to 100’s. There are many opportunities for community involvement, outdoor recreation and leisure activities.

Qualifications: Experience Required:
• Education: MLS or MLIS required
• Managerial Experience: 3 years
• Library Experience: 3 years

Experience Preferred:
• Managerial: 5 years
• Professional Experience: 5 years
• Library Experience: 5 years
• Building Project Experience (strongly preferred)
• Grant Writing Experience
• Fundraising and Project Management Experience

Salary Range:
How to apply? Direct Questions to:
You can read a full job description [PDF] at http://parkcountylibrary.org/jobs or contact
Joanne Patterson at 307-527-1882 or email jpatterson@parkcountylibrary.org

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Monterey County Free Libraries – Job Posting

Monterey County Free Libraries (MCFL) (California) is seeking a dynamic, hardworking  and innovative Managing Librarian. This is a senior level position that reports directly to the Library Director and has wide ranging responsibilities. If you love working with fun and dedicated coworkers who are making a huge impact in their community, this may be the position for you.

Priority screening date January 18, 2013. For more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/MCFL-2013-1

Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_login.cfm?&JobRequested=558399&TopHeader=montereycounty

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