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Library Development Consultant – Lawrence, KS

Today’s Date: 05/11/2015

Job Closing Date: 06/01/2015

Job Title: Library Development Consultant

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Northeast Kansas Library System

Library Location: Lawrence, KS

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: The Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) has an opening and we’re looking for someone with lots of energy and enthusiasm to come work with us!

Library Development Consultant: Opportunity for a creative librarian who will enjoy the challenge of helping the members of a 14-county regional multitype library system to develop exceptional library services.

* Coordinate programs of consulting, continuing education, planning and development with all types of member libraries,
* Play an active role in statewide cooperative activities, work in close collaboration with personnel from other regional and urban library systems and the Kansas State Library
* Requires excellent communication and organizational skills, commitment to teamwork and customer service, and be able to travel,
* Must be comfortable with both personal interaction and library technology,
* MLS degree and prior experience required. Knowledge of a broad range of library governance and management issues and prior experience in public library, school library, regional system or statewide library development preferred. Experience with collection development and grant writing a plus.

Excellent salary and benefits. Position open until filled. Evaluation of applications will begin June 1, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. Apply with cover letter, resume and references to: Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 W. 6th Street, or by email to EOE

For complete information, go to our website at:

Sharpen those pencils!
Qualifications: • Familiarity with library operations, policy development, and management issues, including public library board operations and personnel issues.
• Familiarity with collection management procedures and best practices.
• Experience in or with school libraries preferred.
• Experience with grant writing and fundraising is preferred.
• Experience with multi-type regional or statewide library development programs or in more than one type of library is preferred, as is familiarity with Kansas library statutes.
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and ongoing activities simultaneously.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
• Experience in presenting and group facilitation is preferred.
• Ability to work effectively with co-workers and member libraries, demonstrating a friendly, collegial manner.
• Demonstrated consulting ability.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $47,000 – $51,000 DOQ

How to apply? For complete information, go to our website at:

Apply with cover letter, resume and references to: Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 W. 6th Street, or by email to EOE

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

Library Director – Dodge Center, MN

Today’s Date: 02/18/2015

Job Closing Date: 05/31/2015

Job Title: Public Library Director

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Dodge Center Public Library

Library Location: Dodge Center, MN

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Duties / Job description: The City of Dodge Center is accepting applications for a Library Director. This position manages all library operations and performs a variety of complex administrative and technical work, including program development, children’s activities, budgeting, and personnel supervision.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in the liberal arts or three (3) years supervisory experience in a library. Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Library Science, program development experience, and a thorough understanding of the use of technology in the library. This position involves significant interaction with the public, requiring strong interpersonal and communication skills. A flexible schedule is required, including evenings and weekends.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $46,983.95 – $54,632.50

How to apply? Applications and a job description are provided below or may be obtained from the Dodge Center City Hall. Applicants should submit an application and resume to Library Director Search, P.O. Box 430, Dodge Center, MN 55927 or Position is open until filled; review of applications begins March 6, 2015.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

County Librarian – Colusa, CA

Today’s Date: 02/05/2015

Job Closing Date: 04/30/2015

Job Title: County Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution County of Colusa California

Library Location: Colusa, California

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Duties / Job description: Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the County Library; performs professional library work involving reference, adult services, and children’s services; coordinates assigned activities with other county departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Board of Supervisors. There is one position open.

Assumes full management responsibility for all County Library services and activities; recommends and administers policies and procedures.

Manages the development and implementation of County Library goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within county policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; allocates resources accordingly; develops long range plans.

Manages and participates in the development and administration of the library budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs the preparation of and implement budgetary adjustments.

Directs, oversees, and participates in the development of the Library’s work plan; assigns work activities, projects, and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.

Investigates sources outside the Library which may produce additional revenue for the Library; directs and reviews grant preparation, management, compliance and fiscal management of grants; solicits donations and direct fund raising projects; monitors trust and memorial accounts.

Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of changes.

Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; supervises the volunteer program. Per-forms professional library work at all levels (reference, technical services, children’s and adult services, circulation, and management).

Coordinates Library participation in computer-based information networks and takes responsibility for the development of Library automation. Coordinates Library activities with those of other libraries, departments, and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the Board of Supervisors; prepares and presents staff re-ports and other necessary correspondence.

Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints; works with individual citizens and community groups to improve Library services; serves as a resource person for the Friends of the Library and other community groups.

Participates on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional groups and commit-tees. Oversees the maintenance and repair of all Library buildings and equipment; prepares recommendations regarding equipment and facility needs for growth and expansion of Library services to meet the needs of the citizens of Colusa County.

Maintains effective liaison with the California State Library, and submits required state financial and statistical re-ports in a timely manner; monitors legislation related to Library service matters and evaluates their impact upon county operations; participate in the governance of the North State Cooperative Library System. Oversees and continuously monitors the County Literacy Program.

Performs related duties as required.

-Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association ac-credited college or university
-Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience including two (2) years of administrative and supervisory experience
-A valid California drivers license and an acceptable driving record
-Knowledge of operational characteristics, services, and activities of a comprehensive library program. Advanced principles and practices of professional library work; techniques of classification; library automation methods and procedures, including cataloging and circulation programs, computer reference tools and the Internet.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $6,530.00 – $8,335.00 per month plus benefits.

A complete application packet will include:
 -A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV. 052814
 -Cover Letter
 -Resume
 -Any certificates, licenses, and/or transcripts to verify education and/or training

Applications may be obtained from and returned to:
Human Resources Department
547 Market Street, Suite 104
Colusa, CA 95932
Phone: 530-458-0420
Download application:

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.

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