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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):

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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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):

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

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Library Director — Lake Elmo, MN

Today’s Date: 04/10/2013

Job Closing Date: 04/19/2013

Job Title: Librarian/Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: 40

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

Website (if applicable):

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

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

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

EXAMPLES OF EQUIPMENT USED: Books, library materials, step stools, ladders, basic audio/video and computer equipment, general office equipment and machines, library systems including check in and out systems, surveillance systems. HOURS: Forty hours a week with some extended hours, evenings, and weekends.

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: DOQ

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

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Library Director – Jerome, Idaho

Today’s Date: 04/09/2013

Job Closing Date: 04/18/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Jerome Public Library
Library Location: Jerome, Idaho

Website (if applicable):

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern library systems and programs; thorough knowledge of library collection classification and selection techniques; considerable knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive library system; considerable knowledge of community library needs and resources; working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision.
• Skill in operation of general office equipment, computer etc.
• Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement a comprehensive library system; ability to coordinate, analyze, and utilize a variety of reports and records; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Library Board, Library Foundation, Library Friends group, employees, supervisors, other agencies, and the public.

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

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

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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


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

Application is available at the above link or you may also contact the Human Resource Office at (208) 324-8189 or email

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

For more information about the library, you are welcome to contact:
Patty Metcalf, Director

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PT Librarian – Caldwell, Idaho

Today’s Date: 03/12/2013

Job Closing Date: 05/03/2013

Job Title: Librarian – Caldwell, Idaho

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

Institution Caldwell Public Library
Library Location: Caldwell, Idaho

Website (if applicable):

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: DOE, DOQ

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

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Part Time Library Director — West Dennis, MA

Today’s Date: 03/03/2013

Job Closing Date: 03/15/2013

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Part Time

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

Website (if applicable):

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

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Low $20,000 range

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

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DIRECTOR — Gillette, WY

Today’s Date: 02/20/2013

Job Closing Date: 04/21/2013

Job Title: Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Campbell County Library System
Library Location: Gillette, Wyoming

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

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

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

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

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

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Branch Librarian, Powell, Wyoming

Today’s Date: 01/22/2013

Job Closing Date: 03/22/2013

Job Title: Branch Librarian

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

Website (if applicable):

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary Range:
How to apply? Direct Questions to:
You can read a full job description [PDF] at or contact
Joanne Patterson at 307-527-1882 or email

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Monterey County Free Libraries – Job Posting

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

Priority screening date January 18, 2013. For more information, go to

Apply online at

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