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Library Director – LeClaire, IA

Today’s Date: 08/19/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/06/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution LeClaire Community Library

Library Location: 323 Wisconsin Street, LeClaire, IA 52753

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director — Concrete, WA

Today’s Date: 08/19/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/14/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Institution Upper Skagit Regional Library District

Library Location: Concrete, Washington

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

Duties / Job description: Library Director

Upper Skagit Library District (Concrete, WA)

Deadline: September 14

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Metadata Librarian – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 08/15/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2013

Job Title: Metadata Librarian

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary Range: $31,182 – $57,695

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Wellsville, NY

Today’s Date: August 15, 2013

Closing Date: October 4, 2013

Library Director
David A. Howe Public Library
Wellsville, NY

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

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

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

Facility highlights

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

Library strengths

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

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

The successful candidate will:

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

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

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

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Technical Assistant (Reader Advisor) – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 08/15/2013

Job Closing Date: 09/15/2013

Job Title: Library Technical Assistant – Reader Advisor

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Magnolia, AR

Today’s Date: 07/30/2013

Job Closing Date: 12/31/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Columbia County Library

Library Location: Magnolia, Arkansas

Website (if applicable): www.cocolib.org

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Executive Director – Walla Walla, WA

Today’s Date: 07/27/2013

Job Closing Date: 08/25/2013

Job Title: Executive Director

Anticipated hours per week:Full Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?: Yes

Salary Range:: 67300-74200

How to apply?:
For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, http://www.gossagesager.com/, via email or telephone.

To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury,
jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date—August 25, 2013.

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

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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