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Summer Reading Regional Presenter – Manhattan, KS

Today’s Date: 03/02/2015

Job Closing Date: 05/01/2015

Job Title: Summer Reading Regional Presenter 2016

If ‘other’ please explain… Presenter for 7 Summer Reading Workshops across Kansas

Institution North Central Kansas Library System

Library Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: Summer Reading Regional Presenter 2016 RFP

Request for Proposal: Summer Reading Workshop Presenter Summary and Background:

The Kansas Librarians for Children and Youth are accepting proposals for the 2016 Summer Reading Workshop Presentations. The Summer Reading Workshop Presenter performs seven presentations across Kansas in March of 2016. 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 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) yearly theme.

Presenter utilizes both the CSLP resources and external resourses within her/his program. Please note: While we are happy to entertain proposals from previous presenters, preference will be given to those applicants who have not performed a Summer Reading workshop in Kansas within the last two years.

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 weeks prior to the first presentation. Proposals must be submitted no later than May 1st.

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- May 1st. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from May 2nd through May 8th. 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 May 8th. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed by May 31st. Presenters not selected will be notified by May 31st.

Workshop Timeline for 2016:

Specific workshop dates have not been finalized at this time. However, typically workshops take place over the first two weeks in March with three workshops one week and four workshops the other. All handouts for the workshops must be sent to the KLCY group contact two weeks prior to the first workshop to allow for printing. Workshop scheduling is based on individual system resources and requirements, but schedules are coordinated across systems as makes sense for ease of travel.

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. Once again, thank you for your time, effort, and interest in our statewide workshops.

Qualifications: Please submit RFP, a list of qualification, cover letter and a resume for the committees consideration.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $12,000.00

How to apply?

Submit your proposal to Melendra or Mary

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

Website (if applicable):

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

Website (if applicable):

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:

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