Library Jobs

Librarian – Unalaska, AK

Today’s Date: 07/15/2014

Job Title: Librarian

Institution City of Unalaska

Library Location: Unalaska, Alaska

Website (if applicable): www.ci.unalaska-ak.us

Duties / Job description: General Description: This position under direct supervision from the Director of Parks, Culture and Recreation performs a variety of administrative and supervisory work and complex clerical work in planning, organizing and implementing the programs and services of the library.

Examples of Work: Manages and supervises library operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Oversees the selection and general collection of books and other items contained in the library; reviews books, periodicals and collections which are outdated or not used, and coordinates removal and disposition. Provides professional advice on library issues and provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans. Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations. Develops and implements policies, procedures and standards for efficient and effective operation and maintenance of library operations and assures compliance with established policies and procedures. Schedules and runs various special library activities throughout the year. Reviews program areas, implements changes or new programs to meet library needs of the community; develops, maintains and implements a library master plan. Promotes interest in library programs. Coordinates library development and fund raising; solicits and accepts gifts for the library. Assures library facilities and equipment are maintained properly and coordinates maintenance and repair functions. Performs other duties as assigned.

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 and of community library needs and resources. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision. 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 employees, supervisors, other agencies and the public.

Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Sciences from a school accredited by the American Library Association. Five years of progressively responsible experience in library operations, including two years in a supervisory capacity. Because the Library is housed under the Parks and Recreation Department, experience with recreation and cultural/community organizations is a preferred qualification for this position. Other combination of education and experience which could provide the knowledge, skills and ability listed will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Licenses and Special Requirements: A valid Alaska driver’s license is required. Position is subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. Position is subject to pre-employment, post-offer criminal investigation as defined by Alaska Statute 12.62. Position is also subject to random drug testing.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $62,806.97-$78,508.71 DOE

How to apply? To Apply: Please submit a City of Unalaska application and a reference release form. Job description and necessary forms are available at City Hall, by calling HR at 907-581-1251, or by downloading at www.ci.unalaska.ak.us . Return completed forms to: HR in City Hall; by mailing to P.O. Box 610, Unalaska, AK 99685, Attn: HR; e-mail to kstiles@ci.unalaska.ak.us ; or fax to 907-581-4469.


Library Director – Humboldt, IA

Today’s Date: 07/18/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/06/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Humboldt Public Library

Library Location: Humboldt, IA

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

Duties / Job description: The Humboldt Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic Library Director. Major responsibilities include managing library operations, overseeing staff, developing and producing adult programming as well as some children’s programming.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited library school and five years’ experience as a librarian including two years in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range:

How to apply? For a complete job description and application, visit our website at www.humboldtpubliclibrary.com. To apply, please send a completed application, cover letter, and resume to Humboldt Public Library, 30 6th ST N, Humboldt, IA, 50548 or fax to 515-332-1926. Applications accepted through August 6th, 2014.


Summer Reading Presenter – Kansas

Today’s Date: 07/14/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/15/2014

Job Title: Summer Reading Presenter for the State of Kansas

Anticipated hours per week: Other
If ‘other’ please explain… We are seeking a Summer Reading Regional Presenter for the Seven Regional Library Systems of Kansas

Institution Kansas State Library-Seven Regional Systems

Library Location: 7 locations within Kansas over a two week period

Website (if applicable): http://nwkls.mykansaslibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/RFP-Cover-Letter-and-RFPdocx.pdf

Duties / Job description:
Request for Proposal: Summer Reading Workshop Presenter
Summary and Background:

The Kansas Librarians for Children and Youth are accepting proposals for the 2015 Summer Reading Workshop Presentations. The Summer Reading Workshop Presenter performs seven presentations across Kansas in March of 2015. The workshops are for adult library employees and volunteers with varying degrees of expertise in youth services. At each location, presentation time varies; the general time frame for workshop presentations is from three to four hours. Presenter provides programming ideas and practical advice on running a summer library program to enhance the children’s and teen’s library experiences while incorporating the CSLP yearly theme. Presenter utilizes both the CSLP resources and external recourses within her/his program.

Workshop Guidelines:

Presentations include ideas and advice that will apply and work successfully with many ages and in all kinds of library situations including: range in sizes, staff levels, and budgets, as well as differing space for programming, creativity and educational level of staff, and degrees of enthusiasm for program. If selected, specific details and a full outline must be distributed to all seven locations two months prior to the presentation. Proposals must be submitted no later than August 15th.

Workshop Purpose and Description:

Presenter must understand and meet the goals of the workshop, which are founded on the CSLP themes and materials:
1. to develop children’s and teen’s interests in reading for pleasure
2. to encourage and motivate children and teens to improve their reading skills
3. to encourage use of all library resources
4. to increase awareness of libraries

Workshop Measurable Outcomes:

1. Every participant present will have at least one programming idea that they will use.
2. Ideas from the CSLP manual will be presented.
3. When ideas are presented from the CSLP manual, they are demonstrated or expanded in some way.
4. Ideas will be presented that are not drawn from the CSLP manual.
5. Ideas and activities will be presented for early literacy, school aged, and teen programs.
6. Enthusiasm and excitement for the theme will be generated through the presentation.
7. Audience members will be engaged and asked to actively participate with presenter, whether through demonstrations, crafts, or sharing own ideas. (Other ideas: book trailers, book talks, etc.)
8. Books will be recommended in relation to specific programs and activities.
9. Handouts will be available for ideas presented.
10. Presentation will incorporate innovative ideas from current library practice.

Request for Proposal and Workshop Timeline:

All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm CST- August 15th. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from August 16th – September 12th. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified. Presenter selection will be made by September 15th. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed by September 30th. Presenters not selected will be notified by September 30th.

Workshop Timeline for 2015:

Tuesday, March 3—CKLS: Great Bend
Wednesday, March 4—NWKLS: Oberlin
Thursday, March 5—SWKLS: Dodge City

Monday, March 9—SCKLS: Hutchison
Tuesday, March 10—NEKLS: Topeka
Wednesday, March 11—SEKLS: Iola
Thursday, March 12—NCKLS: Manhattan

  Budget: $12,000.00

Presenter is responsible for her/his own travel to and from Kansas and in between site locations for the seven presentations in late February and early March. Regional offices will cover the costs for hotel and meals the evening before that site’s presentation.

Qualifications:
National Presenter with Library Background and an attached resume which includes years of library experience in either public or school libraries and work with youth and or children’s programming. References from previous Library workshops across the country also requested.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $12,000.00

How to apply? July 14, 2014-Seeking a Summer Reading Presenter for the State of Kansas

Summer Reading Regional Presenter for the Seven Regional Library Systems of Kansas
Sponsored by: Kansas Library Consultants for Youth (KLCY)

Dear Prospective Presenter:

You are invited to submit a proposal for the Summer Reading Regional Presenter in accordance with the requirements set forth in the attached request for proposal (RFP).

We are seeking a Qualified Summer Reading Presenter for the seven regional library systems of Kansas. All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm CST- August 15th. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from August 16th – September 12th. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified. Presenter selection will be made by September 15th. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed by September 30th. Presenters not selected will be notified by September 30th.

Melendra Sanders and Mary Boller will be the points of contact for all inquiries, questions and correspondences. Thank you for your time, effort, and interest in our statewide workshops.

Sincerely,

Melendra Sanders and Mary Boller

Melendra Sutliff Sanders Mary Boller
Youth Consultant Children’s and Talking Book Consultant
North Central Kansas Library System Northwest Kansas Library System
629 Poyntz Ave. 2 Washington Square
Manhattan, KS 66502 Norton, Kansas 67654
msanders@nckls.org tbook@ruraltel.net

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Library Director – Portland, TX

Today’s Date: 07/05/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/31/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Bell Whittington Public Library

Library Location: Portland, Texas

Website (if applicable): www.portlandtx.com

Duties / Job description: City of Portland, Texas

LIBRARY DIRECTOR
The City of Portland (17,500) is seeking a responsible leader to provide direction over of a broad range of public library functions. The Bell-Whittington Public Library is a nationally recognized, mid-sized public library providing services to local and area patrons and various community organizations. The successful candidate selected to lead this organization will be well versed in library policy, departmental planning and direction and administration of library activities. The Library Director is part of the City’s management team working closely with other directors to fulfill the organization’s goals and objectives. The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge, skill and ability in every phase of the public library field.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
Supervision of the library staff, directly or through appropriate delegation, to create a harmonious team environment
Administration of personnel policies and procedures for library employees, including training, development, scheduling, and evaluation, either directly or through appropriate delegation
Participation in the recruitment and selection of library personnel
Responsibility for developing print and non-print collections, including selection, organization, maintenance, preservation, withdrawal, and disposal of materials, either directly or through appropriate delegation
Preparing and presenting the library budget proposal for approval, and monitoring and approving expenditures from the official operating budget
Developing short-term and long-range goals and planning for collections, services, and programs in keeping with the library’s mission statement and operating policies; studying and planning development of library services to meet present and future community needs
Participating in the planning, organization, and management of technical and automation services for the library
Directing a public relations program to promote and publicize the library’s collections, services, and programs within the community
Maintaining knowledge of new developments in the library profession, including technological advances, through professional development opportunities, including but not limited to participation in activities of professional organizations and networks and of the Texas State Library
Interacting with the appropriate city employees for the maintenance of the library’s building, furnishings, and equipment
Responsibility for the collection and accounting of fines, fees, and other charges
Administering the volunteer program, including recruitment, training, scheduling, and evaluating
Preparing regular narrative and statistical reports for the City Manager, Friends Library Board and the public.
Establishing priorities determined by the needs of the community
Preparing and submitting an annual report to Texas State Library and Archives Commission to maintain accreditation
Presenting special programs, such as book reviews, lectures, and instructional activities to extend library services and facilities into the community.
A complete job description including required knowledge, skills and albilities is available for download at www.portlandtx.com.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution required
Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible experience as a librarian in a public library of comparable size and complexity
Experience as a library director or assistant library director preferred
Active participation with Texas Library Association, ALA, or similar library association preferred

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $62,000-$73,000
How to apply? By mail: Randy Wright, City Manager
1900 Billy G. Webb
Portland, Texas 78374
rwright@portlandtx.com

On Line at www.portlandtx.com
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Library Director – Lake Elmo, MN

Today’s Date: 07/01/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/18/2014

Job Title: Librarian/Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Lake Elmo Public Library

Library Location: Lake Elmo, Minnesota

Website (if applicable): http://lakeelmopubliclibrary.org

Duties / Job description: POSITION: Librarian/Library Director of the Lake Elmo Public Library, Lake Elmo, Minnesota.

Start date for the position: immediately upon acceptance by the Library Board.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: This full-time position involves hands-on day-to-day management of the Lake Elmo Public Library under the direction of the library board.
Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the Finance Committee to:
• Keep accurate records of expenditures and income from donations and other sources.
• Manage library funds and budget
Collaborate with the Collection Committee to:
• Manage and organize collections
Collaborate with the Outreach Committee to:
• Plan programs and activities
• Promote library services by speaking to community groups, including schools and business
Collaborate with the Facility Committee:
• Plan for facility needs
Collaborate with the Personnel Committee to:
• Train and supervise volunteers and staff
Collaborate with the board and:
• Prepare written reports for the Lake Elmo Public Library Board meetings
• Attend all open library board meetings
• Advise the board about the need for professional memberships and continuing education seminars and workshops for updating skills
• Inform and advise the library board about local, regional, state and national developments in the library field
In addition:
• Work directly with patrons in the library and at the circulation desk, including reference services
• Maintain positive relations with patrons and users of the library rooms
• Keep statistics for required Minnesota annual reporting and prepare report in accordance with state guidelines
• Maintain communications with other libraries in the area
• Prepare grant applications when opportunities are offered
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
• Ability to supervise personnel
• Ability to communicate ideas and information in both verbal and written forms
• Ability to organize, maintain records, plan and direct services
• Ability to understand financial operations and plan budgets
• Ability to understand and operate library equipment, including printer/copier, fax, computer, Nooks, Kindles, and other electronic reading devices
• Ability to maintain records on electronic databases, including KOHA and Excel
• Ability to install and update electronic equipment as needed
• Knowledge of Internet resources and navigation
• Ability to work with volunteers and community in a pleasant and respectful manner
• Ability to learn new processes and procedures
• Ability to analyze and implement library programs
• Ability to perform arithmetic
EXAMPLES OF EQUIPMENT USED:
Library resources, hand carts and hand trucks, 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:
Full-time salary with some extended hours, evenings, and weekends
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Mainly indoor work, low hazard environment, frequent work with the public, staff and volunteers
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: can involve, but not limited to:

Physical dexterity
• Frequently sit, stand, walk or move about inside on uneven and elevated flooring
• Occasionally lift and carry objects or materials that may be up to 20 pounds
• Push/pull objects 20 to 50 pounds using wheeled book cart
• Bend, squat, stoop, or kneel while working as low as ground level to access shelving or materials
• Occasionally climb & balance on ladders, step stools, or stairs

Manual dexterity
• Frequently stretch, reach, handle, and grasp materials
• Use hands, fingers, and arms to safely operate equipment
• Load/unload materials, turn pages of books, type

See, Read, Smell, and Hear
• Read and understand English language in written information, instructions, and safety warnings in all forms, including handwritten, hard copy, and electronic formats
• Smell and feel in order to identify damaged materials
• See near, far with depth of vision
• See colors for designing web pages and presentations
• Speak and be heard at normal ranges
• Hear at normal ranges
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Direction and evaluations are done by Personnel Committee of the Lake Elmo Library Board. Evaluations are to be based on stated areas of the job description with added specific duties.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Daily coordination of volunteer and staff duties

Send resume with at least three references. In your cover letter, state why you want to work at the Lake Elmo Public Library.

Send resumes to lepl2014joblist@gmail.com by 12:00 p.m. CDT, July 18, 2014. Inquiries received at the same address.

Qualifications: Qualifications:
Minimum: Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree in library science with at least five years experience in all aspects of librarianship

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000

How to apply? Send resume with at least three references. In your cover letter, state why you want to work at the Lake Elmo Public Library.

Send resumes to lepl2014joblist@gmail.com by 12:00 p.m. CDT, July 18, 2014. Inquiries received at the same address.

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Library Director – McCall, ID

Today’s Date: 06/30/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/28/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Institution City of McCall

Library Location: McCall, ID

Website (if applicable): http://www.mccall.id.us

Duties / Job description: The primary function of the Library Director is to perform a variety of complex administrative, supervisory, and professional librarian duties, including knowledge of library specific software and computer programs. The Library Director is responsible for the planning and organization of all programs and services offered by the City’s library system. Direct and indirect supervision is exercised over the work of all library staff members and volunteers.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred; and Five (5) years experience in library administration, supervisory experience is preferred; or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and abilities necessary to be a successful Library Director.

Salary Range: Begins at $56,374 annually and is enhanced by an excellent benefits package
How to apply? Qualified Candidates should submit an application package consisting of:
1) A cover letter explaining their interest in the position.
2) A completed City of McCall Application for Employment (available at Http://www.mccall.id.us) and,
3) A resume of professional experience and education.

Application packages should be submitted via email to: jobs@mccall.id.us or delivered to

City of McCall
Attn: Human Resources
216 East Park Street
McCall, Idaho 83638

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. MST on the closing date to be considered.
If you have questions, contact Human Resources at 208-634-8316.

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Assistant Director – Sedro Wooley, WA

Today’s Date: 06/26/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/11/2014

Job Title: Assistant Director

Institution Central Skagit Rural Partial County Library District

Library Location: Sedro Woolley

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Assists in planning, implementing and evaluating library services, coordinating selection of library materials.
Schedules and supervises the library staff and substitutes for the Director in his/her absence.
Acquires library materials and assists in developing and administering policies concerning library operations, budgets and financial reports, and programs.
Oversees the cataloging of materials.
Plans and implements programming for library patrons. Attends professional meetings.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Sciences from an accredited college or university plus three years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least 1-2 years in a supervisory capacity or equivalent.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to apply? Please send resume and three professional references to jill@centralskagitlibrary.org.

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Library Director – Asbury, IA

Today’s Date: 06/20/2014

Job Closing Date: 07/29/2014

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Dubuque County Library

Library Location: Asbury, Iowa

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

Duties / Job description: The Board of Trustees of the Dubuque County Library is searching for a knowledgeable, visionary leader to serve as Library Director. The Director will work with the Library Board and staff to develop a 21st Century vision of library services that meets the present and future needs of our patrons throughout the five-branch library system. The Director will be the “face” of the library as well as the internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff.

Governed by an appointed nine member Board of Trustees, the Dubuque County Library serves a suburban/rural constituency of 29,000. The Director supervises a staff of eleven (five full time) with a $700,000 budget and an annual circulation of 110,000 (a 25% increase from the previous fiscal year). Within the last four years, two new branches have been added to the library system. Two of the five branches exist through unique partnerships with a public middle school and a community college. In addition, a new joint municipal/library facility with a branch city is currently in the fundraising and design phase. The Library actively participates in formal agreements and informal relationships with other public, university, and private libraries in the area. The Dubuque County Library is in a position to reach its potential through innovation and dynamic leadership.

The county population of more than 91,000 is also served by the city-funded libraries in the cities of Cascade, Dubuque and Dyersville.

Dubuque County, Iowa
Dubuque County, Iowa, has it all. From bustling city life to peaceful rural life nestled in the rolling hills of Eastern Iowa. Bordered on the east by the mighty Mississippi River, the area is the perfect place to begin a new career, raise a family or enjoy a slower pace of life.

The city of Dubuque and the surrounding area is considered the “birthplace of Iowa” and features a rich history, interesting architecture, and abundant natural beauty. The county is home to the world-famous Field of Dreams as well as Iowa’s oldest restaurant, Breitbach’s, located along the Great River Road in Balltown, Iowa.

There is more than beauty here. The county is home to six small colleges and universities, major industry such as John Deere and IBM, and a unique cultural mix that makes Dubuque County feel like a major metro area with the friendliness of your hometown.

While it may not be heaven, Dubuque County, Iowa, is certainly as close as you can get on earth.

Qualifications: Desired Qualifications, Strengths and Skills
1. A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school is required.
2. Professional certification in compliance with state law within one year.
3. Five years of library experience preferred with a minimum of three years library administration.
4. Ability to develop budgets, make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff.
5. Effective interpersonal skills including creative and diplomatic management abilities.
6. Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of all facets of public library service.
7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new services.
8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
9. Considerable knowledge of computers and data communications especially in regards to library applications.
10. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
11. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and adaptability.
12. Willingness to pursue alternative revenue streams to enhance library services.
13. Ability to process information to learn new materials and handle complex concepts.
14. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library board, associates, colleagues, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public.
15. Visionary regarding library trends and the impact of changing information technology.
16. A desire to meet and serve the public.

Other – Criminal History background check required.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Salary plus benefits ($78,457 – $89,350) 1. Starting salary – $55,000-$65,000 Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

How to apply? 1. For an application please contact: Iowa Works Region 1, 680 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001; (563) 556-5800 or (866) 227-9874, or email susan.peil@iwd.iowa.gov – put “Application” in the subject line; ask for Dubuque County, Iowa, Application for Employment. The application must be submitted to the Iowa Works Region 1 office not later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2014.

2. In addition, please email a copy of your application, resume and cover letter to Search Committee Chairman Jeff Goldsmith at jsgoldsmith72@gmail.com .

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Library Director – Garden City, KS

Today’s Date: 05/29/2014

Job Closing Date: 08/29/2014

Job Title: Library Director – Finney County Public Library, KS

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Library Systems & Services

Library Location: Garden City, KS

Website (if applicable): https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1187/library-director-%e2%80%93-finney-county-public-library%2c-ks/job

Duties / Job description:
Seeking a forward thinking Library Director for the Finney County Public Library. It is ideal for an energetic early career librarian with a passion for exceptional library service.

The 27,000-square-foot library is located in the heart of Garden City and serves approximately 40,000 residents, primarily employed in farming wheat or corn and other crops, as well as cattle ranching and processing. Patrons enjoy a vibrant collection of books, movies, audio books, genealogy and magazines along with access to reference databases and downloadable eBooks as well as a new Nature Explore Classroom: http://www.natureexplore.org/certified/FinneyCountyPublicLibrary.com.

Finny County is a multi-ethnic, family-friendly region offers its residents a rich history and attractions including the Lee Richardson Zoo, golf courses, Big Pool and annual events such as Empire Beef Days, Tumbleweed Festival, and balloon classic: http://www.finneycountycvb.com/info/. It’s located approximately 200 miles west of Wichita and 300 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado, and is the second largest County in land area in Kansas.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge of sound public library management principles, best practices, trends, and current professional theories. Ability to exercise good judgment, along with the ability to communicate effectively and positively with various government and community groups. Ability to lead and inspire staff with creative new ideas for increasing library services while growing the use of and support for library services among the public and strategic partners is very important. This is a highly visible position requiring a dynamic librarian capable of working closely with Finney County officials and the Library Board, and who can lead and inspire a full-service customer-focused organization.

Responsibilities:

•Oversee day-to-day library operations for the library to ensure contract performance within budget and represent the library to the community and public at large
•Ensure customer-service focus and orientation of the Finney County Public Library Supervise, train, and evaluate professional and paraprofessional staff
•Manage, create and/or deliver exceptional programming and educational opportunities within the library and through community outreach and oversee collection development
•Create and sustain excellent relationships with community groups and other organizations partnering with the library
•Report to LSSI, Finney County, and the Library Board as required

Qualifications: •MLS/ MLIS
•Ability to operate with minimum supervision and work in a team environment to build partnerships, find solutions and make service enhancements.
•Excellent oral and written communications abilities
•Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with proven ability to motivate and lead others
•Public library hands-on experience and supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to make sound management decisions, exercising good judgment dealing with people and situations
•Ability to connect positively with library and community constituencies including the local governing authorities, community leaders and organizations, library staff, library patrons and the general public.
•Background check

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

How to apply? https://careers-lssi.icims.com/jobs/1187/library-director-%e2%80%93-finney-county-public-library%2c-ks/job

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Library Job Links

Based on member response, here are some online resources to help your search for employment or if you’re just looking for a change. If you know of more and would like to share them, please do let us know and we’ll add them. To post individual job openings, please see Job Submissions.

United States
LIS Jobs
Resources for Librarians Seeking Jobs on WebJunction
INALJ.com (I need a library job)

Regional
New England States Jobs
Mountain Plains Library Association Jobline

California
California Library Association Jobs Listing

Colorado
Colorado State Library Jobline

Georgia & Southeast
Georgia Public Library Service Job Board

Illinois
Illinois Library Association Jobline
RAILS Library Jobs Board

Iowa
State Library of Iowa Job List

Maine
Maine State Library Job Jar
Jobs In Maine

Michigan
Michigan Library Association Jobline

Mississippi
Mississippi Library Jobs Online

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Library Association Job Bank

Texas
Texas State Library Jobs

Washington
Pacific Northwest Library Association