Library Jobs

Today’s Date: 12/19/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Public Services Assistant Manager

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, ID

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

Duties / Job description: The Meridian Library District is seeking a compassionate, customer service focused Assistant Manager for our Public Services Department who aspires to a user-centered philosophy. The ideal candidate is curious, flexible, and will inspire and lead a team towards excellent service. This position reports to the Public Services Manager and is located at the Main Library in Meridian, Idaho.

The Public Services Assistant Manager supervises a team of individuals in the Public Services Department, ensuring they provide consistent, dynamic, and excellent customer service to library patrons. This position assists the Public Services Manager with the daily operations of the Public Services Department including scheduling, supervising, disciplining, hiring, training, coaching, and developing staff.

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.

The Meridian Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Experience: 1­3 years of public-­facing, professional library work experience. Experience working with an integrated library system. Prefer 3 years of experience in a library, event planning, public service, education, retail, or customer­ service related position, or similar work experience. Experience directly supervising others. Bilingual, preferably Spanish­English or other languages.

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.

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: $44,205-$48,000 annually

How to apply? To learn more about this position and for instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at http://www.mld.org/.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Digital Services – Meridian, ID

Today’s Date: 12/19/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Deputy Director – Digital Services

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Meridian Library District

Library Location: Meridian, ID

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

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.

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 Idaho’s Public Library of the Year Award for 2014, Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, and online services.

Meridian Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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 annually

How to apply? To learn more about this position and for instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at http://www.mld.org/.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Library Director – Dayton, WA

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: mm/dd/yyyy

Job Title: Library Director

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution Columbia County Rural Library District

Library Location: Dayton, Washington

Website (if applicable): http://www.ccrld.lib.wa.us/index.php/employment

Duties / Job description: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
LIBRARY DIRECTOR POSITION

Columbia County Rural Library District [CCRLD] in historic Dayton, WA seeks a dynamic, future-thinking library director to bring a well-established library to the next level. The director is responsible for the administration, planning, and operation of CCRLD. The library is a community hub and the director will have daily interaction with staff, patrons, library trustees and community partners. A candidate with organizational skills, natural diplomacy and good humor will be most successful.

Columbia County [pop. 4100] is an agricultural area with deep historic roots; the county has just two incorporated cities – and one stop-light. Major crops include wheat, barley and peas, as well as cattle. The Blue Mountains provide timber and recreation, including a well-developed ski area. Wind farms and straw pulp processing also provide economic stability. The area offers a rural lifestyle, affordable living, and friendly people who are deeply engaged in their community. Microbusinesses at Blue Mountain Station and tourism are also gaining regional traction – historic Dayton is well-known for both hearty and exquisite cuisine, a local microbrewery, and charming accommodations.

Dayton Memorial Library, the single library facility in the county, has served both city and county residents since 1937 and is on the city’s historic register. The library has a combined 9,100+ sq. ft. with approximately half the space awaiting redevelopment. The operating budget for FY 2015 is $320,000+, not including cash reserve or capital expenditures. Annual library visits average 22,000 per year with circulation topping 29,000 items. Staff development, collections and technology implementation has been the focus for the last five years. The Board of Trustees has recently adopted a new strategic plan that also focuses on space planning and development.

This position is salaried with benefits; annual salary range is $46,529 to $50,003.

Position is open until filled but preference will be given to applications received by Jan 9, 2014.

Application packets are available at http://www.ccrld.lib.wa.us/index.php/employment or at the Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd St., Dayton, WA 99328. CCRLD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug/alcohol/smoke-free work environment. Questions? Contact Director Jill Rourke, 509-382-4131.

Qualifications: • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited graduate library program preferred.
• In the absence of an MLS will consider applicants with library management experience.

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Sr Library Development Consutltant – Columbia, SC

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: 03/02/2015

Job Title: Senior Library Development Consultant

Anticipated hours per week:

Institution South Carolina State Library

Library Location: Columbia, SC

Website (if applicable): www.statelibrary.sc.gov

Duties / Job description: This is professional library work with responsibility for serving as a general library consultant for public libraries in the state. The candidate will provide consultative services to administrators, staff, library boards of trustees, state, city and county officials, and other library stakeholders. This consultant will need to utilize professional knowledge and excellent judgment to solve problems, provide guidance, and advise libraries on issues of operations, management, best practices, and educational opportunities. Duties are performed in accordance with professional library practices and techniques. Travel is required. This position works with a team of Library Development professionals and under the direction of the Deputy Director of Statewide Development.

Duties:
General consulting to all types of libraries on topics including but not limited to: contemporary library practice, excellence in customer service, policymaking, board and staff development, technology, budgeting and finance, strategic planning, and advocacy.

Works with other State Library staff in achieving objectives of the State Library’s long-range plan and mission. Participates in the planning and implementation of State Library sponsored statewide programs.

Represents the State Library and LD department at meetings, conferences and presentations. Works collaboratively with partners and in developing new partnerships for the agency.

Works with other State Library staff to assess staff development needs for the library community.

Assists in the planning and organization of State Library sponsored training activities for library staff at all levels. Provide specialized training for library’s staff based on needs and requests of library directors.

Qualifications: MINIMUM AND ADDITONAL REQUIREMENTS
A masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and appropriate professional library experience.

Specialized knowledge in library functions and operations. Proficient in project management, interpersonal relations, networking, consulting, planning, priority setting, and technology.

Thorough knowledge of staff development principles. Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written), ability to work independently and exercise initiatives, ability to establish effective working relationships with outside agencies, governing boards, public officials and the general public, and organize and present information through reports and public presentations.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
A masters’ degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university and four to six years appropriate professional library experience in an increased supervisory or management role. Preference will be given to those with six or more years of experience in a variety of different library settings, and those with consulting experience.

Will out of state candidates be considered?

Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000

How to apply? Applications must be obtained and filed online at: http://www.jobs.sc.gov. If you should have questions or concerns about this posting, please contact Jessica E. Cornish, Human Resources and Program Coordinator at (803) 734-8656.

State Government Salary Range: $38,703-$71,608, Band 6, CD 40

Agency Salary Range: $38,703.00 – $56,000

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


Access Services Coordinator – Medford, OR

Today’s Date: 12/03/2014

Job Closing Date: 12/23/2014

Job Title: LIBRARIAN-ACCESS SERVICES COORDINATOR

Anticipated hours per week: Full Time

Institution Library systems & Service, LLC

Library Location: Jackson County Library Services, Medford, OR

Website (if applicable): https://careers-lssi.icims.com

Duties / Job description: Overview:

Experience: Progressively responsible library experience, including at least two years of
supervisory responsibilities

Education: MLS/MLIS Required
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours

Deadline: 12/23/2014

LSSI is seeking a forward thinking Access Services Coordinator for the Jackson County Public Library System. It is ideal for an energetic early/mid-career librarian with a passion for exceptional library service. 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 library staff and the public. Ability to lead and inspire staff with creative new ideas for enhancing library services.

Jackson County is located in the lush southern Oregon region and offers residents a rich history, arts & culture, outdoor adventure, and fine dining. Area attractions include spectacular hiking and biking, the nationally designated “Wild and Scenic” Rogue River, the Tony Award Winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, more than 60 wineries, and dozens of concerts featuring world-class artists in classical music, jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, world, pop and country music: http://southernoregon.org/things-to-do

Responsibilities:
The position’s primary responsibilities are:
Ensure customer-service focus and orientation of the Jackson County Public Libraries
Oversee Technical Services
Coordinate Circulation Services and ILS staff training, support and system upgrades
Support systemwide staff schedule planning
Assist with systemwide volunteer coordination
Assist with collection development and public service desk hours
Supervise assigned staff members
Special projects and other duties as assigned
Qualifications: LS/ MLIS Required
Ability to operate with minimum supervision and work in a team environment to build partnerships, find solutions and make service enhancements
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 library staff, library patrons and the general public
Experience in working as part of a team
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of Technical Services and Circulation Service required
Ability to work a flexible schedule which will involve local travel and include some weekend and evening work

Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes

Salary Range: Based on experience

How to apply? Applications will only be accepted via our website; www.lssi.com

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


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): www.southcharlestonlibrary.org

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.

JOB SUMMARY
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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PRIMARY DUTIES:
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.

SECONDARY DUTIES:
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: reference@scpl.wvnet.edu

To post job openings, please see Job Submissions.


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