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Armoral Tuttle Public Library

Institution Armoral Tuttle Public Library
Library Location: New Plymouth, Idaho
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: General Job Description:The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan, organize, manage, and direct the operations of the Armoral Tuttle Public Library, a department of the City of New Plymouth, Idaho. The work is performed under the supervision of the Board of Library Trustees, but considerable latitude is granted for independent judgment and initiative. The library director advises the board; implements policy set by the board; supervises all library staff; acquires library materials, equipment, and supplies; and attends all library board meetings.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Must demonstrate effective social and communication skills.
• Must be patient, kind, energetic, and accommodating to people of all ages.
• Must have a love of learning and the written word.
• Manages day-to-day operations.
• Prepares annual budget for library board approval.
• Works cooperatively with other city officials
• Responds to internal and external customers and other business organizations and community groups.
• Coordinates internal government relationships and professional partnerships with other library agencies.
• Represents library in community; promotes and coordinates library advocacy.
• Creates and maintains job description of library staff.
• Works continuously on professional development.
• Attends meetings of professional organizations and takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education and training.
• Oversees selection, classification, processing, and deselection of library materials.
• Maintains statistics and records for Library Board and State Board of Library Commissioners.
• Attends all Library Board meetings.
• Directs and oversees grant research, development, implementation, administration, and reporting.

Qualifications: M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution desired, but a combination of education and experience will be considered.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: Not Stated
How to apply? The Armoral Tuttle Public Library, in New Plymouth, Idaho, is looking for a Library Director. Applications are due by close of business on August 10th, 2015. An online application is available at In addition to the online application, please e-mail a résumé and cover letter to (in Word or PDF format) with the phrase “Job Application” in the subject line. The new director will begin work in mid-August.

Library Director – Woodbury, TN

Date: 07/10/2015

Job Closing Date: 07/31/2015

Job Title: Library Director

If ‘other’ please explain… 32 Hours, exempt

Institution Cannon County Library System

Library Location: Woodbury, TN

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Dynamic, personable library professional needed to lead a rapidly growing library system in rural Cannon County, Tennessee. The Library Director is responsible for the daily operations of the main library in Woodbury and a small branch library in Auburntown, including administration, programs, customer service, and marketing. The Director will also be essential in developing a vision for the newly renovated and expanded library’s future. A supportive Library Board of Trustees supervises the Library Director and sets policies.
Qualifications: Successful applicants will have a 4-year college degree, with an ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree preferred. Previous public library experience in an automated environment is strongly preferred, as is supervisory and customer service experience.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, capable individual with both creative vision and the skills to bring the vision into reality. This person will enjoy problem-solving, multi-tasking, providing high-quality customer service and programs to people of all sorts and representing the library in the community. She or he will be technology-savvy, with experience using Microsoft Office Word and Excel, comfortable with research, detail-oriented, an excellent communicator (both verbal and written) and eager to both learn and teach.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

How to apply? Please send application, available at, cover letter, resume with references, and completed questionnaire to . Application review will begin July 24, 2015. Open until filled.

All final candidates will be required to provide college transcripts.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Head of Archives & Special Collections, — Radford VA

Today’s Date: 07/08/2015

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Head of Archives and Special Collections

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Radford University, McConnell Library

Library Location: Radford, VA

Website (if applicable): http://

Duties / Job description: Radford University seeks an enthusiastic, experienced, and user-centered librarian to provide leadership for John P. McConnell Library’s archival collections. The Head of Archives and Special Collections manages the acquisition and accessioning of materials for the archives and builds special collections with regional interest. Responsibilities include processing, preserving, digitizing, arranging, and describing existing materials and new acquisitions in all formats. Supervisory duties include managing a full-time staff member, interns, and student assistants. The Head of Archives and Special Collections will promote the use of collections by students, faculty, staff, and the general public through outreach, reference, and instruction services. This is a twelve-month non-tenured professional faculty position, which includes responsibilities for collection development, university service, and professional contributions.

Radford University is a comprehensive, state-supported institution focused on providing outstanding academic programs in a student-centered environment. The university is well known for its strong faculty/student bonds and innovative use of technology in the learning environment. Radford is located by the New River in the scenic mountains of Southwest Virginia, 40 miles from Roanoke.

Radford University is an EO/AA employer committed to diversity.
This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.
• Minimum of one-year experience working in archives and special collections in a college or university setting.
• Familiarity with archival management systems and digital repositories.
• Original LC cataloging experience with special collections and archival materials.
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse user groups.
• Knowledge of archival best practices and experience preserving, describing, and processing archival materials in a variety of formats.
• Experience creating and maintaining archival finding aids online.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working with undergraduate students using archival materials for research.
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience working with rare book collections.
• Experience procuring collections.
• Knowledge of Appalachian history and culture.
• Experience using ArchivesSpace and CONTENTdm.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply? All applicants must apply online at considered for the position. Application review will begin July 29, 2015.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Youth & Teen Services Library Assistant, North Liberty, IA

Today’s Date: 07/06/2015

Job Closing Date: 07/20/2015

Job Title: Youth & Teen Services Library Assistant

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution North Liberty Community Library

Library Location: North Liberty, IA

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: The North Liberty Community Library is seeking a dynamic, energetic individual who enjoys working with youth to serve as a Youth & Teen Services Library Assistant. Duties for this part-time position include programming for a variety of ages from birth to 18 years, with a focus on teen services. Experience planning and implementing library programs and story times, offering readers’ advisory and assisting patrons with technology in a library setting is preferred. Must be available evening and weekend hours, non-negotiable. 29 hours per week.

Under direction of the Youth and Teen Services Librarian, this position assists with programming for youth, teens, and families; works at the information desk as assigned; and, shelves library materials accurately. The position performs front line tasks related to circulation of library materials and patron customer service, including helping patrons locate library materials. The position must provide consistent, courteous and sincere customer service to patrons and library staff at all times.

For full job description, please email Library Director Jennie Garner at
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience working with youth of all ages, be able to work with a variety of people and possess excellent communication skills.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $12.83-14.10/hour

How to apply? Please submit resume and cover letter to Andrew Frisbie, Youth & Teen Services Librarian, 520 West Cherry Street, P.O. Box 77, North Liberty, Iowa 52317 or email by 5PM, Monday, July 20, 2015.

Please note: We are unable to assist with travel or moving expenses.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Digital Collections Coordinator – Colorado State Library, CO

Today’s Date: 06/30/2015

Job Closing Date: 07/17/2015

Job Title: Digital Collections Coordinator

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Colorado State Library

Library Location: Colorado

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description:
Greetings all-
The Digital Collections Coordinator is a newly created, full time position within the Colorado State Library. The position is open to experienced information professionals with strong project management and facilitation skills. Candidates should be interested in exploring and supporting expanded access to digital collections from Colorado libraries, archives, government agencies and cultural heritage organizations.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

· Proven proficiency in project management, communication and outreach activities, event planning and grant writing.
· Expertise working in a library, archive, cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, non-profit, or professional organization.
· Experience coordinating the activities of small teams towards identified goals.
· Experience with digital projects and knowledge of trends and best practices in the field of information management.
· Experience working with diverse communities and building effective relationships within those communities.
· Knowledge of current technologies and metadata standards and practices in libraries and archives.
· Presentation and training skills.
· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and develop feasible, realistic solutions to problems and conundrums.

The position will be responsible for maintaining and growing Colorado’s collective digital presence through cooperative digitization and preservation initiatives. This would include but not be limited to coordinating and collaborating with digitization partners and vendors for the creation of digital content; liaising with key stakeholders within the library, archive and cultural heritage communities to develop and foster partnerships; providing training and consulting to institutions and organizations to help them gain awareness of issues related to digital collections, copyright, preservation and metadata standards.

For more information regarding this position, please see the full description on Library Jobline:
Qualifications: Required Education

Master’s Degree
Experience (years)

Required Preferred
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Language Skills

Spanish is Not Required
Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Required Skills & Qualifications

MLS from an American Library Association Accredited program or equivalent advanced degree.
Minimum of two years professional experience with digital initiatives or digital collections in libraries, archives, or museums
Experience with digital content management systems
Strong background in customer service
Strong attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a teamProven experience with project management and juggling multiple demands
Ability to prioritize independently and identify when to seek input in setting priorities
Ability and willingness to travel
Ability to pass a background check, which includes a motor vehicle records search
Strongly Preferred:

Knowledge of multiple non-MARC metadata standards including Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, METS, LOM and VRA. Basic understanding of cataloging standards for bibliographic and authority formats.
Experience working with an institutional repository, digital CMS, or similar platform (e.g. DSpace, Fedora, CONTENTdm etc.)
Familiarity with data interchange standards (e.g. OAI-PMH)
Familiarity with Linked Data and semantic web
Knowledge of current issues and trends in intellectual property, copyright, and fair use
Experience with quality assurance and quality control in the digital environment
Experience creating, reviewing editing and bulk loading of metadata or content for digital collections.
Knowledge of current digital reformatting and digital conversion policies and trends, including issues related to application of metadata to digital objects.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $59,000.00 to $67,000.00 per year

How to apply? Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to the Colorado Library Consortium HR Manager Andrea Pettegrew via email: Professional references are not required for initial-stage applicants, but will be required of finalists for the position.

HR Contact Information

All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Andrea Pettegrew ( at the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC). Questions regarding the role and duties of the position should be directed to Regan Harper at the Colorado State Library NRS division (

For more information regarding this position, please see the full description on Library Jobline:

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

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