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Regional Library Director – Omaha, NE

Today’s Date: 11/13/2014

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Job Title: Regional Library Director

Institution Nebraska Three Rivers Library System

Library Location: Omaha, Nebraaka

Duties / Job description: The Nebraska Three Rivers Library System (TRLS) seeks a creative, energetic individual with a strong public service orientation. Enthusiasm, flexibility, and self-motivation are essential. A dynamic leader is needed with a strong vision of the future of libraries who will be passionate about furthering the impact of the TRLS libraries and librarians. We are looking for an Executive Director who will support and lead service-oriented, user-focused, and collegial systems working collaboratively with each other and their communities to promote and advance the impact of libraries in the state of Nebraska. The Executive Director works closely with the Nebraska Library Commission and other system Directors. S/he should have proven successes in supervision, budget management and staff development as well as familiarity with developing and assessing library educational programs. Our successful candidate will embrace emerging twenty-first century tools and technologies and will have the ability to adapt to a wide variety of local and consortia procedures and projects. The TRLS Director will supervise other part-time system staff. Frequent travel within the twenty-one county area is required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution and significant experience in all areas of library operations. A track record of progressively more responsible administrative experience, preferably with a breadth of knowledge in various types of libraries (public, academic, school, and special) with an emphasis on visioning, budget management, and staff development. Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. Working knowledge of laws and policies relevant to various libraries. Demonstrated knowledge of information technology as it relates to libraries and the ability to effectively communicate with technologists, administration, and library staff about technology. Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.
Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include: knowledge of contemporary best practices for libraries; knowledge of budget preparation, maintenance and forecasting; knowledge of electronic resources and technology; excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; collaboration and consensus building skills; and skill in leading a diverse team of library professionals in setting and achieving goals.

PREFERRED: Three to five years of relevant administrative management and programming experience in a combination of libraries; knowledge of public organizations and administrative practices; ability to plan and coordinate the work of others and to work well with public officials and organizations; commitment to public service; proven success of innovation in modern library operations.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $45, 000 to $54,000

How to apply? Applicants must submit electronic application materials online to Applications should include: letter of application, resume, statement of philosophy of librarianship and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Review of applicants begins upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to

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Dept. Director-Digital Services – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 11/12/2014

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Job Title: Deputy Director – Digital Services Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, Idaho

Website (if applicable): http://

Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking a compassionate, customer service focused Deputy Director for our Digital Services department. The ideal candidate is a confident decision maker who aspires to a user-centered philosophy and provides creative solutions that improve user experience. This position reports to the Library Director and is located at the Main Library in Meridian, Idaho.

The Deputy Director leads and directs the operations and activities of the Meridian Library District’s Digital Services Department, including Information Technology and Materials Services, to deliver a unified technology experience to serve external and internal customers in both physical and virtual worlds. This position plans, coordinates and manages the development and implementation of departmental plans, policies and procedures to ensure successful attainment of the Library’s objectives and goals. The position participates in system wide planning, establishes digital communities and partnerships, represents the Library to the community, and supervises personnel.
Qualifications: Experience: Five years of experience directing or managing information technology operations and online services in a customer service environment, including supervisory experience; OR, Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills and allows successful performance of the job.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, library and information science, management information systems, user experience, human-­computer interaction or relevant field, with a Master’s or Graduate degree preferred.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 61,511-80,000

How to apply? To learn more about this position and for instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at

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Youth Services Librarian – South Charleston, WV

Today’s Date: 11/11/2014

Job Closing Date: 01/30/2015

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution South Charleston Public Library

Library Location: South Charleston, WV

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: The South Charleston Public Library is seeking a creative and dynamic team member to head the Youth Services Department of our independent, municipal public library. Our active youth services program is recognized as one of the best in West Virginia and we are proud of our customer focus and innovative programming.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the direction and management of library services for children and young adults. He or she works within general library policy to establish procedures and methods to promote library services for youth and to optimize its use by them. He or she shares in developing overall library goals and objectives.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for maintaining a well-balanced collection of materials, meeting the needs of the community’s youth. He or she analyzes the existing collection on a continual basis with an eye to recommending purchases for its enhancement and weeding as appropriate. The Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining a budget for juvenile materials and programs as well as some fund-raising for this department. He or she will supervise and train the youth services library assistants and oversee the training of work/study students and volunteers. The Librarian is also responsible for the preparation of related reports.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the development and provision of services and activities for children and teens with the assistance of a small staff. This includes the creation and presentation of programs which promote the various aspects of the collection and draw young people into the library. The Librarian will conduct reader’s advisory and patron guidance so that patrons can make optimal use of the collection. The Librarian is responsible for the creation and management of publicity and public relations for the youth services collections and programs using media such as, but not limited to, the library newsletter, website, fliers, and Facebook.

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for answering in-depth reference questions as needed as well as increasing the accessibility of the collection through the compiling of booklists and bibliographies. The Librarian will prepare or supervise grants as necessary. Participation in professional organizations is required as time allows. The Librarian will conduct outreach activities. Other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Qualifications: Candidate must have earned an MLS from an ALA accredited school or be close to graduation. Candidate must have at least three years of experience in youth services with demonstrated supervisory and/or managerial experience. Experience in an automated library environment is highly desirable with preference towards experience in TLC. Applicant must have a demonstrated ability for successful planning, implementation, and coordination of innovative programs. As this position involves Outreach, a valid state driver’s license is required.

This position requires knowledge of children’s and young adult literature and collection development methods. Considerable knowledge with Basic Microsoft software, Internet, and other new information technologies including social networking media is essential. As is the ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public on all age levels, abilities, and backgrounds using written and oral communications.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: 40000-45000

How to apply? To apply for this position, send a resume and three professional references to:
Youth Services Librarian Search
South Charleston Public Library
312 4th Avenue
South Charleston, WV 25303

Or email the same materials to:

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Consultant – Dodge City, KS

Today’s Date: 11/11/2014

Job Closing Date:

Job Title: Consultant

Institution Southwest Kansas Library Association

Library Location: Dodge City, KS

Website (if applicable):

Duties / Job description: POSITIONS SUMMARY: Provide management and operational guidance to all member libraries, coordinate continuing education programs, manage bibliographic services including the SWiftnet database, and oversee the book mobile (Rotating Van) service.


1) Provide management and operational guidance to member libraries, through online or onsite training and consulting.

2) Identify training needs of members, develop relevant training and continuing education programs, manage members’ CE hours and certification program.

3) Oversee SWiftnet database and related cataloging activities and liaison with OCLC and State Library as needed.

4) Coordinate and maintain statewide children’s programs and services including the annual summer reading program in conjunction with other regional systems.

5) Represent SWKLS at regional and statewide meetings and activities.

6) Coordinate production of quarterly “System Scene” newsletter.

7) Manage Rotating Van service by reviewing profiles, performing copy cataloging, processing materials, and supervising Rotating schedule and staff.

8) Facilitate the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH) service in Southwest Kansas in conjunction with the state library.

9) Serve as backup for ILL as needed

Qualifications: 1) Master of Library Science or related field from an accredited university, plus a minimum three years of progressively responsible library experience.

2) Familiarity with library operations and management issues, including public library board operations.

3) Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and ongoing activities simultaneously.

4) Exceptional written and oral communications skills.

5) Ability to work effectively with co-workers, member libraries, and peer systems.

6) Experience in planning and conducting workshops and training.

7) Demonstrated consulting ability.

8) Familiarity with information technology and computer applications.

9) Ability to operate a vehicle and hold a valid personal driver’s license.

10) Ability to travel to regional, state, and national meetings and events as necessary. Overnight travel is required.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $46,600-$50,900

How to apply? Application. Email or mail a letter of application, current resume, and contact information for three professional references to:

Tandy Ritchhart
100 Military Ave, Ste 210
Dodge City, KS 67801

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. SWKLS is an equal opportunity employer.

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