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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.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


State Librarian, GA

Today’s Date: 03/14/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/25/2014

Job Title: State Librarian Job Announcement

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Georgia Public LIbrary Service

Library Location: Georgia

Duties / Job description: State Librarian Job Announcement

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

ABOUT GEORGIA PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICE

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

The State Librarian should:

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

· Seek out and listen to advice of library directors;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· Be an effective manager of people and budgets;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

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

Laurie C. Wilder, Executive Vice President and Managing Director

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

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Library Director – Newburgh, IN

Today’s Date: 03/05/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/23/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Ohio Township Public Library System

Library Location: Newburgh, Indiana

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

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

How to apply? For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, (http://www.gossagesager.com/), via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.

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Library Director — Robesonia, PA

Today’s Date: 02/20/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Library Director

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

Institution Robesonia Community Library

Library Location: Robesonia PA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary Range: negotiable

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

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Library Director — Ankeny, IA

Today’s Date: 02/17/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/28/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution City of Ankeny Iowa

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

Website (if applicable): www.ankenyiowa.gov

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

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

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director, Clear Lake IA

Today’s Date: 02/11/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/31/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Clear Lake Public Library

Library Location: Clear Lake, Iowa

Website (if applicable): www.cllibrary.org

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

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

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

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

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director (PT) – Horseshoe Bend, ID

Today’s Date: 01/22/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/10/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

Institution Horseshoe Bend District Library

Library Location: Horseshoe Bend, Idaho

Website (if applicable):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: DOE, DOQ

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Sedro Woolley, WA

Today’s Date: 01/06/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/06/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Central Skagit Regional Library District

Library Location: Sedro Woolley, Washington

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

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

Qualifications: State of Washington Librarian Certification or the ability to obtain one; a valid driver’s license; and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience and leadership. Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include: knowledge of the principles practices and procedures of library administrative management; knowledge of contemporary best practices for libraries; knowledge of budget preparation, maintenance and forecasting; knowledge of electronic resources and technology; excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; collaboration and consensus building skills; as well a knowledge of Washington State law as it relates to Library Districts. Proven success working effectively as director with a governing board is a valuable skill. Visit the district website http://www.centralskagitlibrary.org and check under recent news for a complete job description.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Manager – Hertford, N.C.

Today’s Date: 01/03/2014

Job Closing Date: 02/28/2014

Job Title: Perquimans County Library Manager

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Part of the Pettigrew Regional Library System

Library Location: Hertford, N.C.

Website (if applicable): www.pettirewlibraries.org

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Milan & Berlin Heights, OH

Today’s Date: 12/02/2013

Job Closing Date: 12/31/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Milan-Berlin Township Library District

Library Location: Milan & Berlin Heights Ohio

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Algona, Iowa

Today’s Date: 11/29/2013

Job Closing Date: 12/20/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Algona Public Library
Library Location: Algona, Iowa

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range:

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

or

Email: board@algona.lib.ia.us

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

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E-learning and Rural Outreach Services – Spokane, WA

Today’s Date: 11/20/2013

Closing date – unknown

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

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Community Colleges of Spokane, Spokane Community College

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

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

Duties / Job description: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications: REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (Minimum Qualifications)

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

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (Desirable Qualifications)

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

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

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

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DIRECTOR – Boulder, CO

Today’s Date: 11/14/2013

Job Closing Date: 12/30/2013

Job Title: Director

Institution Boulder Public Library

Library Location: Boulder Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Director – Dayton, WA

Today’s Date: 11/04/2013

Job Closing Date:12/25/2013

Job Title: Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited graduate library program preferred. In the absence of an MLS will consider applicants with library management experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

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

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

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Children’s Services Coordinator – LeClaire, IA

Today’s Date: 11/12/2013

Job Closing Date: 11/30/2013

Job Title: Children’s Services Coordinator

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution LeClaire Community Library

Library Location: LeClaire, IA

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

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

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

Qualifications: DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

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

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

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

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

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Perquimans County Librarian – Hertford, NC

Today’s Date: 10/29/2013

Job Closing Date: 11/30/2013

Job Title: Perquimans County Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

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

Library Location: Hertford, NC

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

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


Electronic Resource Director – South Carolina

Today’s Date: 10/02/2013

Job Closing Date: 11/02/2013

Job Title: Electronic Resource Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Carolina State Library
Library Location: South Carolina

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $37,945 – $70,204

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Dayton, WA

Today’s Date: 08/21/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/30/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Columbia County Rural Library District

Library Location: Dayton, Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 28, 2013 adopted
Revised August 19, 2013

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.