Library Jobs

Digital Services Librarian – Catawba County Library

Job Title: Digital Services Librarian
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Catawba County Library
Library Location: Newton, NC
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: The Catawba County Library is looking for a Digital Services Librarian to join our team and move our library forward as a leader in visioning and creating the next generation public library.

As a key member of the Library Management Team, this person will:
• Help set strategic direction for the Library
• Develop strategies for moving the Library forward in partnership with other key staff and the community
• Analyze data and community information to help prioritize, focus resources and develop strategic plans
• Contribute in a work environment that encourages high performance, collaboration, innovation and customer service
• Collaborate and communicate with a wide variety of individuals including library staff, Friends of the Library, City and County agencies and community leaders.
• Oversee Library information technologies and technology training with an inspirational, forward-looking vision that encourages innovation and best practices while remaining budget-aware and outcomes-oriented

Expectations of this position:

Expert in technology applications and library digital resources
• NC Live – resources, NC Digital Library
• Microsoft Office Suite, web tools, and other digital services
• Remain current with trends and issues in digital literacy and services
• Liaison with County IT regarding mobile and web applications

Expert in delivering Technology classes
• Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Resume and job searching classes
• Ability to seek out partnerships to facilitate expert trainers for staff and public
• Ability to lead technology team in planning and delivering classes system wide

Technology Team Leader
• Develop and facilitate implementation of technology plan which incorporates goals and objectives that further the strategic direction of the library
• Plan for meeting and exceeding technology training outcomes
• Develop technology competencies for staff, create staff training and troubleshooting manuals, and hold staff training sessions as needed
• Partner with the county Information Technology department to communicate and coordinate technology needs,troubleshooting, strategic planning, implementation; and evaluation of responsive and innovative technologies
• Recommend technology-related and customer-related policies and procedures and advise on long-term needs in relation to these areas.
• Actively pursue grant opportunities and other special programs for technology based initiatives, and coordinate implementation of those projects (LSTA, Edge Initiative, Tech Soup, etc.)
• Communicate with vendors for technical support and program updates as needed to resolve library computer technology and network issues.
• Maintain an accurate inventory of the library’s computer hardware, software, and electronic resources

Library Innovation
• Actively network and participate in professional development opportunities to lead library development of cutting edge technology and digital initiatives

TechConnect Manager
• Manage libraries’ TechConnect space, equipment, and programming
• Coordinate classes with Workforce Development and Manufacturing Solutions Center representatives
• Serve as resident expert for, and train staff on new technologies, including 3D printer, digital cutter, GoPro cameras, large format printer, and related software
• Offer classes for adults and teens in existing and emerging resources and technologies
• Maintain statistics, surveys, and reporting for library technologies, usage, and TechConnect space and other grant commitments

Adult Reference Services
• Excellent customer service and communication skills to determine patron needs and communicate answers
• Provide reference and readers/audiovisual/technology advisory services
• Liaison with NCknows and State Library supported virtual reference services

Qualifications: Master’s Degree Master’s Degree in Library Science with two years of library and/or digital services/information technology experience.

Valid driver’s license

North Carolina public library certification preferred

Must Have
• Positive, upbeat attitude and good interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with library management, colleagues, cross-departmental teams, and key stakeholders in the community.
• Proven project management, troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.
• Ability to simplify complex technological topics for novices.
• Ability to develop and maintain effective knowledge-based relationships with vendors and other partners.
• Ability to work independently and in teams to accomplish shared goals.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $44,332.00/year
How to apply? Go to
select the “digital services librarian” job and then click on apply

Supplemental Questions
1. Please tell us about your experience, and how you have excelled, in the areas of digital services and information technologies.

2. How do you ensure that you develop and implement technology services that respond directly to customer and staff needs and wants?

3. Please describe your experience in facilitating technology learning in the library environment or with other user groups.

Library Director – Berryville Public Library

Job Closing Date: 09/11/2015
Job Title: Library Director
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Berryville Public Library
Library Location: Berryville, Arkansas
Duties / Job description: Manages all library operations, supervises staff, and works with the Berryville Public Library Board and the Carroll County Library Board on all aspects of library service.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements: completion of studies earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from a four-year institution of higher education, excellent communication skills, excellent supervisory skills, experience working in a library, public agency or position with public contact, knowledge of reader interest levels and book titles and authors, demonstrated ability to plan and execute programs and events for the general public, demonstrated operating knowledge of computers and computer programs, good financial management skills, adept at long-range planning, proficiency in speaking/writing Spanish highly desirable.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $28,000-30,000
How to apply? Employment Application Forms are available for pick up at the libraries in Eureka Springs, Berryville and Green Forest. To have an application emailed to you, contact the Carroll and Madison Library System, 870-423-5300 or
Applications must be mailed to: Johnice Dominick
Chair, Search Committee
106 Spring St.
Berryville, AR 72616

Research Librarian – WV Library Commission

Job Closing Date: 08/29/2015
Job Title: Research Librarian, Librarian I
Institution West Virginia Library Commission
Library Location: Charleston, WV 25305 -0620 WV’s State Capitol, population 50,404
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: Reports to the Director of State Library Services. As a member of the State
Library Services Team, the research librarian provides professional reference and research services and innovates new services to library patrons (both on and off the state capitol complex); serves as one of the liaisons to agencies and libraries located on the state capitol complex, providing instruction, reference, collection development, and outreach activities as well as the creation and updating of library (Lib) guides and other finding aids, tools, or tutorials; and participates in information/reference desk duty rotation and in online reference duties.In addition, this position fosters the development of library and
Information literacy initiatives and participates in the creation, distribution, and assessment of resources, programs, and activities; participates directly and indirectly in instructional support; shares responsibility for building,
maintaining, and promoting collections that support state employee related
research; and contributes to the profession by participating in continuing
education–courses, workshops, meetings, conferences, and other events.Specific duties (day to day):
* Provides research desk service * Interviews library users to determine their information needs * Advises library users regarding information sources and research strategies * Answers general information and reference queries * Establishes good public relations with library users * Promotes use of library resources, services, and facilities * Assists in maintaining the reference collection by weeding and selection * Selects books for a designated area by reading journals and book reviews * Teaches the Use of the Library * Develops instructional materials, for both face -to-face and online * Conducts library instruction sessions and tours to acquaint customers with resources and facilities available in the library * Other duties as assigned by the Director
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications:
Master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)3 years full-time paid experience as a professional librarian
Good verbal and written communication Skills
Good technology skills
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Salary Range: $29,400 to $32,000
How to apply? Contact:
David Riebe
1900 Kanawha BLVD, East
Building #9
Charleston, WV 25305-0620If you are not a WV state employee please click here for further instructions:

Continuing Education Consultant – WV Library Commission

Job Closing Date: 08/25/2015
Job Title: Continuing Education Consultant, Librarian II
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution West Virginia Library Commission
Library Location: Charleston, WV 25305 -0620 WV’s State Capitol, population 50,404
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: Under the general supervision, at the full-performance level, the Continuing Education Consultant is responsible for coordinating education opportunities for librarians, library staff, and trustees of public libraries across the state, as well as employees of the West Virginia Library Commission.This position is a critical part of Library Development, which supports the work of public libraries across the state through consultation services in all areas of public libraries operations per the objectives of the Library Services and Technology Act’s Strategic Plan.

Responsibilty includes assessing current practices and implementing processes to improve WVLC’s delivery of CE to library statff and trustees. The CE consultant will be responsible for developing and delivering CE workshops, lectures, and seminars in person and in an online environment. The position will involve extensive travel around the state, as well as participation in local and nataional conferences and events.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree in Library and Information science and a minimum of two years professional experience in public libraries or State Library Agencies are required.The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of public library issues, practices, trends, and library organization issues and work relationships.

Applicants must be proficient with Micro Soft Word and Excel software programs,

Public library management experience is desired. Teaching and event planning experience is a plus.

Applicants must be familiar with, or able to learn to use software designed for online collaboration and instruction, including webinars and asynchronous learning.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $31,164 to $40,000; Dependent upon experience.
How to apply? Contact:David Riebe
West Virginia Library Commission
1900 Kanawha BLVD, E.
Building #9
Charleston, WV 253005-0620

If you are not a state employee please click here for further instructions:

Program Specialist – Digital Services

Job Closing Date: 09/01/2015
Job Title: Program Specialist – Digital Services
Anticipated hours per week: Part Time
Institution Meridian Library District
Library Location: Meridian, ID
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking customer service oriented candidates for two part time Program Specialist – Digital Services positions to provide technology assistance to patrons at our downtown Meridian, Idaho technology center expected to open this fall. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about public service, are curious, inventive and imaginative with technology, possess a desire to keep up-to-date on the latest technology, and desire to share their technical knowledge to teach and serve others. The primary work schedule is expected to be 12:00 pm or after MondayFriday and will include a regular weekend rotation, or scheduled based on business need.Join a library system engaged in community-driven services focused on delivering an innovative and exciting future to residents of Meridian Library District! Recipient of the Idaho Public Library of the Year Award for 2014, Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, and online services.

Number of Hours: 19 hours per week or based on business need.
This position is not eligible for benefits.

Qualifications: Experience: 2 years experience in library, event-planning, education, retail or customer-service related position or similar experience.Education: High School Diploma or GED and 2 years of postsecondary education, or equivalent education, training, or experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and public-speaking experience. Bilingual, preferably Spanish-English, Russian-English, or other languages. Desired personal attributes include: a positive approach to interacting with the public, a continuous desire to update technology skills, and a sense of humor. Proficiency in both Windows and Mac operating systems. Knowledge and experience with music, video, and audio editing software. Knowledge of microcontrollers and basic robotics. Must be able to work alone at a location and be able to juggle multiple priorities and patron needs.

Salary Range: 13.22 per hour
How to apply? For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit our website at

Community Librarian – Meridian Library District

Job Title: Community Librarian
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution Meridian Library District
Library Location: Meridian, ID
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking a compassionate, customer service focused Community Librarian who is passionate about engaging patrons from all backgrounds and ages. The ideal candidate has an awareness of the entire community, sense of humor, and a positive and enthusiastic approach to providing library services.Number of Hours: 40 hours per week or based on business need.

Benefits: The Library offers a competitive benefits package that includes 100% employer paid monthly health insurance premium for employee Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, a company-sponsored HRA, PERSI retirement, paid holidays, generous paid time-off, and more!

Qualifications: Experience: 1-3 years professional library experience.Education: Master’s in Library Science or Master’s in Library Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution (enrolled or completed) or equivalent experience.

Training, Licenses, or Certifications: Valid Idaho driver’s license in good standing.

Supervisory Responsibility: Accepts and directs the work of volunteers. Assumes supervisory responsibilities when assigned.

Preferred Qualifications: Supervision and/or programming experience and bilingual, preferably Spanish-English, or other languages. Desired personal attributes include an awareness of the entire community, sense of humor, a passion for engaging patrons from all backgrounds and all ages, and a positive and enthusiastic approach to providing library services.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: 43,000 annual starting salary
How to apply? For more information and instructions on how to apply, visit our website at

Circulation Supervisor – Central Branch

Job Closing Date: 09/04/2015
Job Title: Circulation Supervisor
Institution Davis County (Utah) Library
Library Location: Central Branch Layton, Utah
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: JOB SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Branch Librarian supervises all aspects of the circulation functions at the branch level. Performs specialized and complex circulation tasks at both the branch and system levels.EXAMPLE OF DUTIES (Any one position does not include all of the duties listed; nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class). Supervises all aspects of the circulation functions of the branch, including but not limited to check in and check out, shelving and shelf maintenance, accounting of fine money, and registration; performs specialized and complex circulation tasks that require the use of independent judgment. Supervises clerical positions, which may include Pages, Circulation Clerks and Office Specialist Is. Hires and trains employees in circulation tasks as established by the Library system. Schedules, assigns and monitors work; conducts performance appraisals in compliance with County Policies and Procedures and practices. Documents performance issues in a timely and appropriate manner, and properly refers employees for disciplinary action in accordance with County Policies and Procedures. Articulates library policy to patrons and provides initial interpretation of policy as needed, making exceptions as warranted based on understanding of library policies and procedures; demonstrates an understanding of library policy in order to act as a resource and trainer for circulation policies and procedures as directed by the Branch Librarian. Directs workflow related to circulation functions including scheduling of staff, establishing of task priorities, and assignment of daily duties to ensure that essential circulation duties are accomplished; monitors accuracy of circulation tasks and suggests modifications in routines and procedures to improve efficiency. Reviews correspondence and reports related to circulation functions; determines information to be extracted for further use, sharing this information with staff in an appropriate format; maintains records and files at the branch level and ensures reports are completed in a timely manner; updates the circulation procedures manual as changes/additions are instituted. Supervises handling of monies collected from fines and fees accurately applying knowledge of library policy about fines; ensures copy machines and change machines are maintained and ledgers are properly balanced; ensures deposits are sent to Headquarters in accordance with the established schedule; may accept and note payments on payment plans; may negotiate or set-up payment plans with patrons at discretion of Branch Librarian. Maintains accuracy of branches’ patron registrations, forwarding completed applications to Headquarters in a timely manner. Participates with other Library supervisors and administrators in evaluating Library policies and procedures, assuring equitable and efficient application, and modifying them as necessary to increase effectiveness. Oversees library system patron applications; maintains master file of registration forms and ensures file is accurate and accessible; maintains inventory of forms, library cards, and patron barcodes; responds to registration problems. Processes postal return notices/mail and e-mail notices; updates existing computer records and resolves incomplete or incorrect addresses. Researches patron records and prepares overdue letters; follows up on overdue letters and prepares accounts being submitted to the outside collection agency; monitors and updates information from collection agency website; updates patron records and maintains files of submissions and reports. Oversees telephone renewal program (Headquarters). Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations. Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School graduation plus the equivalent of two (2) years of full-time work experience in a public library environment. Experience must include the performance of routine circulation tasks. Related part-time experience may be applied toward the minimum experience requirement. An acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered. Preference for one (1) year of supervisory experience in a public library environment.SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must furnish personal transportation for on-the-job travel. Employees driving a personal vehicle while on County business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $14.92/Hour
How to apply? IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Davis County is a drug-free workplace. All successful applicants for positions in the County must successfully pass a drug screen prior to employment. Position will be at Central Branch in Layton. Must pass the Library’s data entry test. Testing is available at Headquarters (Farmington Branch Library), 133 South Main Street, Farmington, Utah. Selected applicant must work day and evening shifts and rotating Saturdays. Proof of automobile insurance and a current Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) required with application; applicants with a Utah driver license can obtain an MVR through the State Driver’s License Division or through Personnel.TO APPLY: An official Davis County Employment Application is required and available in the Davis County Personnel Office, 61 South Main Street, #305, Farmington, Utah or at Submit applications to the Davis County Personnel Office. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Address: Davis County Office of Personnel Management, 61 South Main Street, #305, Farmington, UT 84025. Mail applications to: P.O. Box 618, Farmington, UT 84025. If assistance is needed, call 801-451-3415. Equal Opportunity Employer

Director – South Whitley Community Public Library

Job Closing Date: Position open until filled.
Job Title: Director
Anticipated hours per week: Full Time
Institution South Whitley Community Public Library
Library Location: South Whitley, IN
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: South Whitley Community Public Library: Library DirectorThe South Whitley Community Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking an enthusiastic and engaged leader to build on the library’s long tradition of exceptional service.
Applicants for the Director position must have excellent written and oral communications skills, be able to interact well with the staff and public, build upon and advance library programs and services, and be an energetic, responsive, and confident leader.
The SWCPL is a beautiful, recently renovated library in Northeast Indiana with a budget of $500,000, four full-time and several part time staff, and a service population of 5,156. SWCPL is a member of Evergreen Indiana, Overdrive’s eIndiana Digital Consortium, Northeast Indiana Libraries Serving Communities Consortium (LSC), and the Northern Indiana Computer Consortium for Libraries (NICCL).
Qualifications: Qualifications: Candidates must possess at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and an LC4 certification or the ability and willingness to obtain this certification within three years. An MLS from an ALA-accredited college may be preferred.Compensation: The position offers a hiring range of 40,000-48,000 dependent on qualifications and experience. Benefits include vacation, personal, and sick days as well as a health stipend.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: 40,000-48,000
How to apply? To apply, please send the following as attachments to the hiring committee at :
Cover letter
Three professional references
Completed common job application found at www.swcplib.comAdditional information, common application, and job description may be found at
Position open until filled. The current director is retiring October 31.

Library Director – Hagerman Public Library

Job Closing Date: 08/31/2015
Job Title: Library Director
Anticipated hours per week: Part Time
Institution Hagerman Public Library
Library Location: Hagerman, Idaho
Duties / Job description: * Partners with the library board and community to develop the Library’s strategic
plan, goals, and objectives in order to achieve the Library’s mission;
* Manages day-to-day operations of the Library;
* Implements policy set by the board of library trustees;
* Helps prepare the library’s annual budget for board approval; acquires library
materials equipment and supplies with prior approval from the board;
* Works cooperatively with other city officials to assure the smooth, effective, and
timely management to administrative, personnel, and budget matters; responds to all
internal and external customers (city employees, other governmental representatives,
business organizations, community groups and/or the public) in a courteous,
responsive, timely and
friendly manner;
* With approval of the board of library trustees, coordinates intergovernmental
relationships and professional partnerships with other library agencies;
* Represents the Library in the community; promotes and coordinates library
advocacy among library staff, board, users, friends group, foundation; coordinates
library outreach efforts in schools, service organizations, daycare centers, senior
centers, and other outlets as appropriate;
* Creates and maintains job descriptions for library staff members; trains, supervises,
motivates, and evaluates the work of library staff;
* Reads professional journals, listservs, blogs, and other appropriate sources of
professional development to remain current on professional issues; reads professional
reviews as part of the selection process for acquisitions of library materials;
* in order to become and remain current of principles, standards, and best practices in
librarianship, library and information science, and informatics, the Library Director will
attend meetings of professional organizations and consortia; take advantage of
opportunities for continuing education and training as they become available; and
attend local, regional, state, and national conferences, whenever possible;
* Oversees classification and processing library materials;
* Oversees weeding and deselection of library materials;
* Maintains records; prepares monthly reports for board meeting packets; and compiles
annual statistical information that the Library’s board is required to submit as part of its
report to the State Board of Library Commissioners (Idaho Code 33-2611);
* The Library Director shall attend all meetings of the Board of Library Trustees, but
shall not vote (Idaho Code 33-2608);
* Refers callers or visitors to other appropriate City departments or other agencies as
* Keeps Board of Library Trustees fully and accurately informed concerning work
progress, any present or potential work problems, and suggestions for new or
improved ways of addressing such problems;
* Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures,
and safety practices;
* Directs and oversees library grant research, development, implementation,
administration, and reporting;
* The Library Director must be conversant and competent with the hands-on operations
of the Library;
* Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: * Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited college or university, M.L.S. or M.L.I.S from an
ALA-accredited program is preferred;
* Work experience in library management, including supervisory experience; or
* Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge,
skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
* Ability to pass a background check;
* Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test

* Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and
responsibilities which may include sitting for extended periods of time and lifting objects
up to 34 lbs in an office environment.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $9-11 per hour
How to apply? Send resume with cover letter to:Hagerman Public Library
PO Box 330
Hagerman, Id. 83332

Public/Youth Services Librarian – Virginia Public Library

Job Closing Date: 08/31/2015
Job Title: Public/Youth Services Librarian
Anticipated hours per week:
If ‘other’ please explain…
Institution Virginia Public Library
Library Location: Virginia MN
Website (if applicable):
Duties / Job description: The Virginia Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic Librarian to head the Public/Youth Services department. Do you love the excitement of helping children to discover new worlds and have new experiences? Are you knowledgeable about child development and public relations? Do you enjoy working with community leaders to serve the needs of young library users? What about selecting new library materials and cataloging them for the public to discover? Then this is the position for you!We are looking for a dynamic candidate who understands current library services for children, has a heart for public service, is knowledgeable about acquisitions and cataloging, and who approaches each day with a sense of fun and possibilities. View a full job description and qualifications online at Salary range starts at $52,686 per year.The Virginia Public Library is located in the heart of northeastern Minnesota Arrowhead region. Virginia’s history – which spans the fur trade, lumber industry and early iron mining – can be seen in historic buildings which are still in use today. All that Minnesota is known for can be found at the City’s doorstep: fishing, snowmobiling, arts, culture, and much more.
Qualifications: MLS
1-2 years experience
Will out of state candidates be considered?
Salary Range: $52686
How to apply? for a full job description and application:

Library Director – 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.

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.

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