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Executive Director, Rowan County Public Library, Morehead, KY

 

Opening Date: 12/01/2022                           Closing Date: 12/23/22

 

As the chief executive officer of the Library, the Executive Director plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and reviews the Library’s resources, personnel, facilities, services, and programs to assure the Library provides opportunities for lifelong learning to each resident of Rowan County. The Executive Director operates under the direction of the RCPL Board of Trustees. The Executive Director hires and supervises staff, develops and monitors budget resources, and plans and implements Library goals, objectives, and services.

Desired Qualifications: - ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science - Five (5) years of professional/managerial experience in a public library serving a population of 15,000+ or comparable library experience.- Holds or qualifies for appropriate certification from the Kentucky Board for the Certification of Librarians.

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: $52,000 - $60,000
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Tim Simpson
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://rowancountylibrary.org/jobs

 

Youth Services Librarian, Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library, Vermillion, SD

 

 

 

Opening Date: 11/22/2022                                       Closing Date: 01/04/2023

 

DUTIES: The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library seeks a creative, energetic individual with a genuine passion for working with youth to serve as Youth Services Librarian. Are you eager to share the love of reading and literature, develop capable users of information and technology, and encourage each child’s development to their fullest potential? Can you design and provide engaging activities that help young people develop their creativity, interests, and talents? Is empowering and motivating younger community members important to you?The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating all activities associated with Youth Services, which serves patrons from birth through twelfth grade.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:-Works under the immediate supervision of the Library Director.-Supervises the Youth Services Assistant.-Assigns tasks to work-study students, interns, or volunteers as needed. SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS:-The regular schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 8:00 am through 5:00 pm.-Employees are required to have the flexibility to adjust their schedule when needed for programming and circulation desk coverage. This may include evening and weekend hours. ESSENTIAL DUTIES:-Oversees all aspects of the Youth Services Department including reference services, reader’s advisory services, programming, and collection development.-Proactively develops, organizes, and conducts engaging programs for youth and parents which encourage reading, viewing, and listening skills and the use of library facilities and materials to help create lifelong library users. Supervises program presentations by partners/volunteers. Programming includes regular storytimes and afterschool programming.-Plans, organizes, and coordinates the library Summer Learning Program.-Evaluates youth resources for balance and comprehensiveness. Reviews selections aids, publisher catalogs, and brochures. Selects resources of interest to youth. -Weeds youth resources on a continuing basis.-Oversees youth services budget allocation for programming and collection development. Ensures expenditures stay within appropriate levels.-Provides instruction to youth, parents, and teachers in the use of library resources, answers reference, and reader’s advisory questions.-Conducts library tours for interested groups including schools, classes, groups, and organizations.-Develops and coordinates all youth outreach programs to local preschools, daycare centers, and visits schools. Represents the library at community events and meetings as needed.-Acts as a liaison to local public and private schools, community agencies serving children, colleges, and teachers.-Maintains a comfortable and stimulating library atmosphere, especially for children and young adults. Maintains children’s area and youth room. Monitors the behavior of youth in the library.-Keeps informed of current trends, technology, and developments affecting librarians through professional reading, continuing education opportunities, and participation in professional organizations. Attends workshops, conferences, and training as needed.-Communicates with the Library Director regarding the operations in youth services and prepares regular narrative and statistical reports.-Creates attractive and educational displays to enhance the library experience and to promote the use of library resources.-Continually seeks and finds ways to promote the library’s youth services.

Desired Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:-Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or Education degree from an accredited college/university required. -Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred.-Three years’ experience working in youth services and considerable knowledge of the needs and abilities of children.-Considerable knowledge, skill, and ability in public library operations, particularly as it relates to youth services.-Knowledge of children’s and young adult resources including print, electronic, audiovisual, and other resources.-Prior supervisory experience is desirable.-Valid Driver’s license required-OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:-Ability to engage with children, young adults, parents, and teachers in a warm, friendly way with humor, energy, flexibility, and persistence.-Ability to become familiar with the needs and interests of youth in the community.-Ability to interact with and assist the public in a friendly and responsive manner.-Ability to communicate with patrons and coworkers courteously and professionally.-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons and coworkers.-Ability to problem solve in a positive, constructive, and supportive way.-Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be flexible, positive, and adapt to a busy and changeable work environment.-Excellent written and oral communication skills.-Ability to effectively present information in both verbal and written formats to library patrons, youth, the media, and the general public.-Experience working with technology, office equipment, and software such as Microsoft Office products, PCs, tablets, smartphones, copiers, fax machines, and email. Knowledge about using computers, online catalogs, electronic resources, and social networking resources.-Ability to understand, interpret, and implement library policies, procedures, and rules.

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: $20.29/hour; 2023 cost of living adjustment to $22.12/hour
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Daniel Burniston
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): Full position description and application - https://www.vermillion.us/DocumentCenter/View/2294/2022-Youth-Services-Librarian

 

 

Library Technician, Hawkeye Community College

 

Are you tech savvy and skilled at problem solving? Are you passionate about making an impact and empowering others to gain an appreciation for lifelong learning? If so, Hawkeye Community College has a great opportunity for you!

 

 

 

The Hawkeye Community College Library is looking for a Library Technician with a keen sense of curiosity and persistence to join their team. As the Library Technician, you would be responsible for implementing first level technical support for online resources and library technology. This is achieved by assisting librarians with the configuration, authentication and administration of library systems as well as ordering and maintaining library collections.

 

 

 

Hawkeye Community College is a comprehensive community college focused on meeting the needs of the community by providing quality, affordable learning experiences for a diverse student body through our Adult Learning Center, Business and Community Education Department as well as through more than 50 career and technical programs and liberal arts transfer programs. Hawkeye Community College’s mission is about empowering students, strengthening businesses and enriching communities with a vision to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.

 

 

 

Essential Job Functions

 

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

· Performs all tasks associated with acquisition, de-acquisition, processing, and management of library materials for circulation and/or access, including copy cataloging, completing inventory, etc.

 

· Provides customer and reference services at the library’s circulation desk.

 

· Responsible for maintaining the serials collection to include ordering, claiming and organizing, updates holdings in online platforms, and performs yearly withdrawals.

 

· Implements and activates electronic resources to support granular e-resource discovery.

 

· Maintains accurate records of all library expenditures, license agreements, and statistics.

 

· Prepares electronic records of library holdings according to consortium and national standards.

 

· Creates and manages metadata records for print and electronic materials.

 

· Oversees and maintains the library social media accounts. Develops content for social media accounts, widgets, and promotional material.

 

· Provides first level technical support by troubleshooting access problems, software and library equipment.

 

· Assists librarians with the configuration and administration of library systems.

 

· Develops and updates training and procedural documentation.

 

· Provides general backup and assistance to library staff as needed.

 

· Provides on-call coverage for assigned weekend if scheduled staff member is absent.

 

· Participates in campus committees as assigned.

 

· Performs other duties as assigned.

 

· Unless otherwise approved under Hawkeye’s remote work policy, regular on campus and/or onsite attendance is considered an essential function of the position.

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

· Associate of Arts Degree and two (2) years of experience in library services or equivalent combination of education and experience to total four (4) years.

 

· Demonstrated knowledge of library science, systems, and services.

 

· Knowledge of online databases and their specific authentication requirements, support procedures, and functionality.

 

· Knowledge of financial procedures and budget balancing.

 

· Experience with library management software.

 

· Demonstrated ability to work with a culturally diverse student population, faculty, staff, and the general public.

 

· Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal communication.

 

· Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications, and video conferencing technology.

 

· Demonstrated ability to execute organization and department policies and procedures.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

· Experience with technical support/troubleshooting technology.

 

· Experience in copy cataloging or other library technical services roles.

 

· Coursework in library science or computer science.

 

· Working knowledge of library science, systems, and services.

 

 

 

Working Conditions

 

Anticipated schedule is Monday – Friday 8am – 4:30 pm including occasional evening and weekend coverage.

 

Work is performed either in or a combination of an office setting or classroom setting and may be exposed to an indoor environment and dust. Requires good hand-eye coordination including visual acuity to use a keyboard and read technical information; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Sit, stand, bend, lift and move frequently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty, general public and staff in person, by telephone and computers.

 

 

 

Employment Status

 

Full time, nonexempt position with comprehensive or competitive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; tuition reimbursement; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution).

 

 

 

Application Procedure · Complete an online application at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/employment

 

o Submit/upload a cover letter addressing the following:

 

§ Describe your specific skills and experiences that prepare you to perform the job responsibilities of this position.

 

§ Detail your experience managing & troubleshooting technology, specifying any library systems/software you have worked with and any coding languages with which you have proficiency.

 

§ Please detail your experience with specific software that you have working knowledge of (e.g.: Microsoft Office, Goggle Suite, Panopto, OpenAthens, etc.).

 

o Submit/upload a resume.

 

o Submit/upload 3 professional references with a minimum of 1 being from a current/past supervisor.

 

· Submit the online application and all required materials by Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

 

 

Community Engagement Librarian, Dubuque County Library District, Asbury, IA

Opening Date: 11/21/2022                          Closing Date: 12/16/2022

Job Responsibilities Generate compelling written and visual social media content, measure and report social media influence and effectiveness. Promote awareness of library programs and services in materials produced and distributed by the library in-house and across a variety of regional media channels. Build and foster relationships with community organizations to reach underserved populations and further the library’s mission and strategies. Coordinate efforts to obtain patron feedback on library services and facilitate citizen participation in library activities. Make substantial updates to library website. Utilize library management system for job functions such as acquisitions, budgeting, patron service, circulation, etc. Use knowledge of reference tools, databases, and literature to provide reader’s advisory and reference services to library patrons of all ages. Work regular shifts at public services desk. Seek avenues to enhance professional knowledge through reading, attendance at workshops and conferences, and other activities. Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


Desired Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science or equivalent advanced degree strongly preferred; Bachelor’s Degree with four years of public library experience acceptable. Experience requirements may be reduced for internal candidates. General Requirements: Demonstrated knowledge and application of promotion and marketing best practices. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to develop and present public information materials to promote library use. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library employees, patrons, and community partners. Ability to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot various technology devices and resources: computer, internet browsers, social media and website platforms, graphic design software, etc. Knowledge of theory and objectives of a public library system. Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel to multiple locations as needed. Access to a personal vehicle may sometimes be necessary. Ability to work a variable schedule, including afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

 

Salary / pay rate: $46,030.40
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Amanda Vazquez
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dubuquecounty/jobs/3810588/community-engagement-librarian?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

 

Library Assistant: Circulation & Tech Services and Circulation & Programming, Mercer Public Library, WI

 

Opening Date: 11/17/2022       Closing Date: 01/04/2023

The Mercer Public Library in Mercer, Wisconsin, is hiring two part-time positions: a Circulation & Technical Services Library Assistant and a Circulation & Programming Library Assistant.

Desired Qualifications: We are seeking candidates with great customer service skills, knowledge of basic office software, comfort with technology, and a dedication to the library principles of intellectual freedom and equitable service to all. Experience in libraries, cataloging, and youth programming are a plus.

 

Salary / pay rate: $17.00/hour
Hours per week: 25
Employment Type: Part-Time

 

Contact Name: Teresa Schmidt
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://mercerpubliclibrary.org/library-assistant-vacancy/

Library Director, Valley of the Tetons Library, Driggs, ID

 

 

 

Opening Date: 11/17/2022          Closing Date: 02/28/2023

 

Valley of the Tetons Library is hiring a Library Director. A degree in library science is not required and we encourage experienced managers and leaders to read through the description. The Director serves as the chief executive officer of the library and is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees. This responsibility includes the organization and dissemination of information and services through the effective utilization of library resources. The Director is also responsible for the facilities, financial management, personnel of the library, and communications and public relations, under the governance and oversight of the board. The Director is expected to provide a leadership role within the library, the community, and the library profession. The Director serves as the official representative of the library.The position is full time, year round at 32 - 35 hours per week and includes an excellent pension plan with a 12% employer contribution. It is an exciting time at Valley of the Tetons Library as we grow with our community.Join our team of beloved staff! View the full position description at valleyofthetetonslibrary.org/employment/.

Desired Qualifications: A. Understands and believes in the need for public libraries.B. Three years supervisory experience in a library setting or 5+ yrs of supervisory experience if without library experience.C. Position requires day, evening and weekend hours.D. Access to transportation.

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: $55,000 - $60,000 annual plus 12% employer contribution to pension
Hours per week: 35
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Savannah Wake
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://valleyofthetetonslibrary.org/employment/

 

 

Discus Training Coordinator, South Carolina State Library

 

WHO WE ARE:

 

The South Carolina State Library (SCSL) serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. We develop, support, and sustain a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger.

 

 

 

If you are looking for an organization that offers:

 

  • a collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • an excellent work culture
  • paid professional memberships
  • professional development and learning opportunities for staff
  • tuition assistance
  • an opportunity to work with professionals that are passionate about delivering exceptional results and advancing the mission and vision of their organization

 

Then South Carolina State Library is the organization for you!

 

WHAT WE BELIEVE:

 

We outwardly demonstrate who we are as an organization through our values. Our people are our greatest resource and our values drive our people.

 

  • Communication:We believe communication in every direction and through multiple methods is essential to doing our work at the highest level. As an information organization, we use a transparent process for decision making which encourages creativity and fosters collaboration among staff and our community.
  • Flexibility:An agile organization is one that can change course to provide better services. We define our organization in this way and pride ourselves in being good stewards of all resources.
  • Community Driven: Our community is the state. Our value is demonstrated in what we are able to give back as public servants. We believe that by remaining open to our community’s needs, we can personalize experiences for individuals and groups.
  • Inclusivity:We strive to expand opportunities to better connect with others and break down barriers. Integrity, respect, and equality guide our performance and we are committed to hiring staff that reflect our community.
  • Professionalism:Our staff model professionalism by providing a welcoming environment, excellent customer service, valuing diversity, and supporting multiple methods of service delivery. A well-trained and knowledgeable staff is our greatest asset.

 

 

 

JOB OPENING:

 

 

 

We have a great career opportunity available for two Discus Training Coordinators in our Columbia, South Carolina headquarters.
 

 

Under the general supervision of the Electronic Resources Director, The Discus Training Coordinator works in coordination with other training/outreach staff to support the State Library’s electronic resources program Discus - South Carolina’s Virtual Library. The position is responsible for conducting training and instruction on the use of Discus research databases and increase awareness of the Discus program. Selected candidate may support special communities as part of their training responsibilities.

 

The candidate must have excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact courteously and effectively with internal and external customers. They should have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines under limited supervision. They must have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with all levels of staff and management. The candidate should be open to innovation and changing technologies and be willing to incorporate them into presentations.  They must be flexible and adaptable to various presentation and training venues.  Under limited supervision of the Director of Electronic Resources, exercise independent judgement and handle customer interactions with diplomacy and tact.
 
Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Determine training needs through feedback from Discus communities, develop appropriate presentation topics and materials, and conduct in-person training sessions at schools and school districts throughout SC and at the SC State Library.
  • Conduct presentations and staff exhibit tables at all appropriate major conferences within South Carolina. Research and attend additional statewide conferences appropriate to the Discus audience and promote Discus participation to non-participating eligible institutions. Track presentation and exhibit attendance and follow-up on attendee questions and technical issues.
  • Create, maintain, and add training materials to the department's document library. Coordinate with the Customer Support Specialist on promotional materials needed for trainings and conferences. View vendor-led national training sessions to ensure knowledge of current and new Discus resources.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Participate in pre-approved professional development conferences and seminars. 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

 

 

  • A bachelor’s degree and relevant training and development experience.

 

  • This position will require the operation of a state vehicle; must possess a valid driver’s license.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

 

 

  • Two years of experience in the delivery of training/instruction.
  • Experience in using electronic information databases, and computer technology.
  • Educational experience in a K-12 environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to gauge user’s technical knowledge and communicate with them appropriately.
  • Knowledge of different types of learning styles and techniques to accommodate diverse audiences.
  • Ability to analyze training needs and resources to create and deliver presentations to individuals and groups via in-person sessions.

 

  • Knowledge of training principles and practices, methods of conducting training sessions, and creation of accompanying materials.

 

 

 

Hiring Range: $43,030 - $61,323

 

 

 

Need more reasons to apply?

 

 

 

SCSL is committed to providing our employees with a collaborative and inclusive work environment that provides challenging work, personal and professional growth, and a work/life balance. 

 

 

 

In addition to all the great perks we’ve already shared, we also offer:

 

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement, and more
  • 15 days of annual leave per year
  • 15 days of sick leave per year
  • 13 paid holidays
  • Team Building Activities – We believe in growing together

 

Supplemental Questions

 

 

 

  1. Do you have a bachelor’s degree and relevant training and development experience?

 

____Yes

 

____No

 

 

 

  1. Do you have a valid driver’s license?

 

____Yes

 

____No

 

 

 

  1. Would you accept a salary within the agency hiring range of $43,030 - $61,323

 

____Yes

 

____No

 

 

 

  1. If you listed a degree on your application, have you attached a copy of your college transcripts?  If not, please email to Rashad Hickson at [email protected]

 

 

 

  1. Do you have experience working with research databases?  If yes, list the research databases you are fluent using.

 

 

 

  1. Describe your experience with training and presentations and list the tools you have used.

 

 

 

  1. Where did you hear about this position?

 

 

 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to take your career to the next level!  Apply today.  

 

 

 

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age (over 40), sex, including pregnancy and childbirth (or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

 

 

 

Additional Comments:

 

 

 

Works in an office environment with frequent day travel required; occasional overnight travel expected both in state and out-of-state. Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

 

 

 

  • If selected for an interview, the candidate will be expected to give a brief, in-person presentation as part of the process.  The presentation requirements will be outlined at the time the interview is scheduled.
  • Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from consideration for employment.
  • Complete the state application to include all current and previous work/salary history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of a completed state application to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
  • Include a cover letter, resume, copy of college transcripts, and three professional references. Reference and background check will be conducted.

 

 

 

How to Apply: 

 

All applications must be submitted online at: 

 

 

 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/3801411/discus-training-coordinator?keywords=discus&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

 

 

Company Info:                     

 

South Carolina State Library

 

1500 Senate Street

 

Columbia, SC 29201

 

(803)-734-4612

 

Website: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov

 

Library Director, Jackson Public Library, NH

 

 

 

Opening Date: 11/15/2022        Closing Date: 12/15/2022

 

The Jackson NH Public Library is seeking a full-time Library Director with proven management skills and excellent library knowledge for its vibrant community library. Jackson is a year round resort town of over 1000 residents in northern New Hampshire. The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for management of the daily operations of the library. Duties include assisting the Board in the preparation of the annual budget, preparing recommendations of requests for capital purchase, implementing acquisitions and expenditures, and compiling monthly statistics on circulation. The ideal candidate is community oriented, savvy about technology, and possesses excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.


Desired Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. MLS strongly recommended. At least 4 years experience in the field, comprehensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures. Demonstrated skills in effective oral and written communications, staff supervision, and organizational management and administration. Operational knowledge of computers and office machines/equipment.

 

Salary / pay rate: 44,000
Hours per week: 35
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Lichen Rancourt
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://catalog.jacksonlibrary.org/about/employment

 

Library Director, Johnson County Library, Buffalo, WY

Opening Date: 11/10/2022                          Closing Date: 02/10/2023

Johnson County Library (Buffalo, Wyoming) Board of Trustees is accepting applications for the position of Library Director. This is a full-time, exempt position, responsible for managing the Buffalo and Kaycee facilities, overseeing full- and part-time staff, handling budget development and finances, and providing general library services in Johnson County.

Desired Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution plus five years progressively responsible experience, OR any combination of experience and training which provides a demonstrated ability to successfully perform the duties of the position. The Board recognizes that applicant may not currently possess all the requirements outlined in the Director’s Job Description. More important is the applicant’s willingness and ability to “grow” into the job through education, training, and experience.

 

Salary / pay rate: Pay and benefits will be listed at a later date.
Hours per week: 40

$4,500 per month
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Steve Rzasa
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected] or 307/684-5546
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://jclwyo.org/

 

Sonoma County, Librarian III, Adult Services, Central Santa Rosa Library, CA

40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME We are seeking a customer service driven library professional with excellent communication skills for our Central Santa Rosa Library. The ideal candidate will have strong outreach, technical, and training skills and be willing to work in a sometimes fast-paced and often vibrant “all ages” environment. THE POSITION: Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position. Under general supervision, this full-time, benefited position develops and participates in the full range of routine to complex professional library services for the community, including the development of programs and services; identification of current community needs and the projection of future needs; and performs related work as assigned.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to: • Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures; performs grant-writing activities for assigned specialized area. • Provides supervision to professional, technical, and paraprofessional staff and volunteers. • Provides assistance to and advises patrons in the effective use of Library collection, facilities and services; demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources; assists with digital downloads. • Performs outreach to the community, community organizations, and schools; informs community members and organizations about library services, programs, and collections to generate public support for library and fundraising efforts. • Takes the lead in anticipating changes in community needs and changing technology and information services, and plans how to address needs and implement changes. • Acts as the Person-in-Charge, including making responsible and appropriate decisions based upon patron and branch or unit needs. • May participate in circulation functions at a public service desk as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university; four (4) years of experience as a professional librarian. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills are desired. www.sonomalibrary.org SALARY RANGE: Librarian III - $40.67/hour to $50.80/hour CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Thursday, December 1, 2022

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application. The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s). EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.

RECRUITING PROTOCOL IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19: Pursuant to California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, and all applicable COVID 19 Health Orders issued by the Sonoma County Health Officer, the recruiting process including interviews, testing, etc. will be held via teleconference or online, if possible, unless changes occur in the state and/or county health order. REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Sonoma County Library will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 545-0831 extension 1591 as soon as possible to make arrangements for your accommodation. Requesting accommodations at least 3 working/business days before the scheduled event will help to ensure availability. For further information regarding disability accommodations provided by the Library and related matters, see the Library’s website at https://sonomalibrary.org/accessibility. Sonoma County Library values diversity, empowerment, community, unity, kindness, connection, and equity. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the recruiting and hiring of staff. OCTOBER 2015 FLSA: EXEMPT LIBRARIAN III Represented DEFINITION Under general supervision, provides excellent customer service, performs work of considerable difficulty, managing a highly specialized library assignment or system-wide program/support service, develops and participates in the full range of routine to complex professional, technical and/or direct library services to the community, including development of programs and services for target audiences; individual assignments may include responsibilities for specialized support services of a system-wide nature requiring particular expertise; identifies current community needs and projects future needs; participates in and makes recommendations for improving library services; and performs related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from a Division Manager, Central Branch Manager, Branch Manager, or other management staff. Provides supervision to professional, technical, and paraprofessional staff and volunteers. CLASS CHARACTERISTICS This is the advanced journey-level class in the professional Librarian series. Incumbents fill a highly specialized library assignment that requires substantial specialized skills and experience. Incumbents are expected to function independently and exercise independent judgment, tact, and initiative in their involvement with programs, projects, or technical assignments. Incumbents lead projects and programs within their area of specialty. At this level, input regarding change to policy or Library-wide procedure may be given in the form of recommendations to management. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and implementing library services and programs. Individual assignments within this class may include the management and performance of reference, collection development and management, and/or cataloging. Incumbents may assist and participate in the evaluation, selection, acquisition, retention, and special handling of various library materials. Incumbents may serve as “Person-in-Charge” for assigned shifts. The Librarian III is distinguished from Librarian IV in that the latter is assigned responsibility for policy oversight and ultimate overall authority for an entire and major system-wide function, and serves as a member of the Library Management Team. It is further distinguished from Branch Manager in that the latter has administrative responsibility for a full library branch facility and operation.

EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only) Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.  Provides countywide leadership in a designated area of specialized expertise such as special collections, archives management, cataloging, and/or large units of the Central Library. Librarian III Page 2 of 4  Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures; performs grant-writing activities for assigned specialized area.  Participates in the selection, direction and supervision of staff; assigns and schedules work and evaluates staff performance.  Develops, implements, and evaluates services and programs in a designated area.  Provides assistance to and advises patrons, including children, young adults, adults, and senior citizens in the effective use of Library collection, facilities and services; demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources; assists with digital downloads.  Answers readers’ advisory and general reference questions from telephone, webpage and inperson queries by accessing a variety of print and non-print resources, including electronic resources.  Manages special collections of multi-media resources for an assigned area of the Library by reviewing, selecting and recommending the deselection of library materials in a variety of formats, including digital collections and resources; reviews and analyzes collection use; recommends books and materials for purchase based on patron needs.  Performs outreach to the community, community organizations, and schools; informs community members and organizations about library services, programs, and collections to generate public support for library and fundraising efforts; serves as a liaison to support groups; makes and maintains positive ongoing relationships with external groups in order to identify community needs and enhance public service; takes the lead in anticipating changes in community needs and changing technology and information services, and plans how to address needs and implement changes..  Organizes, maintains, and catalogs/indexes a variety of print and digital materials, including government documents, maps, and pamphlets.  Performs original cataloging of print and non-print materials; maintains and updates catalog files.  Acts as the Person-in-Charge in the absence of the Division Manager, Central Branch Manager, Branch Manager, or other management staff member, including making responsible and appropriate decisions based upon patron and branch or unit needs.  Participates in meetings, committees, or projects intended to enhance services or promote consistent policies and procedures across the department.  Enforces rules related to library patronage and borrower policies.  Responds to suggestions, requests, or concerns from library users or community members.  Participates in meetings and continuing education programs to remain knowledgeable in technological advances that impact library services, cataloging practices for all media, including digital resources, and in current and emerging metadata standards, and publishing industry and library material distribution systems.  Represents the department at professional meetings as required.  Compiles library activity reports and statistics.  May participate in circulation functions at a public service desk as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned. COMPETENCIES Knowledge of:  Principles, techniques, and practices of staff supervision, training, and performance evaluation; program development and administration; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Librarian III Page 3 of 4  Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services.  Techniques and practices of adult and children’s services, including provision of reader’s advisory services.  Principles, techniques, and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying, and organizing library materials.  Principles, practices and techniques of public relations, community outreach, and service promotion.  Principles and techniques used in bibliographic research.  General library materials selection, de-selection, and weeding standards.  Library services and available resources.  Techniques for promoting and publicizing library services, programs, and events.  Recent technological, professional, and societal developments, current literature, and sources of information related to library services.  Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.  Record keeping principles and procedures.  Modern office practices and technology, including personal computer hardware and software applications related to the work.  English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.  Techniques for effectively representing the Library in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, various business, professional, educational, and regulatory organizations, and the public.  Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, local municipalities, and Library staff. Depending on assignment, in addition to the above:  Principles and techniques of archival practice.  Special subject knowledge in areas such as the wine industry, genealogy, and Sonoma County history. Ability to:  Serve as the subject expert in a highly specialized field.  Hire, train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff.  Perform professional library tasks as assigned including reference, readers’ advisory, program and service development, collection development, and cataloging.  Advise patrons on reference sources and methods,  Perform detailed reference searches using online, print and other methods.  Provide reader’s advisory services and referrals to patrons of various age groups.  Instruct patrons and staff in the use of catalogs and reference tools.  Identify the needs of the public and participate in collection development by evaluating and recommending materials for acquisition.  Explain policies and procedures to patrons and staff.  Use initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.  Organize own work and set priorities.  Maintain accurate records and files.  Prepare clear and concise reports and other written materials. Librarian III Page 4 of 4  Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies.  React tactfully and diplomatically during interactions with staff, the public, community groups while appropriately adhering to and enforcing sound library policies, procedures, and practices.  Make sound, independent decisions within established policy and procedural guidelines.  Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.  Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.  Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university; four (4) years of experience as a professional librarian. Licenses and Certifications: Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and library setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone; and the ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to travel to various branches, meeting sites, educational institutions, and community events. This classification primarily works indoors and requires movement between work areas. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve materials and data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. May push and pull carts and shelving units weighing up to fifty (50) pounds. Positions in this classification occasionally shelve books and lift and carry reports, records, and materials that typically weigh less than twenty-five (25) pounds.

ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. WORKING CONDITIONS May be required to work flexible schedules including evenings and weekends. 

 https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library/job-20317960

County Librarian, Mariposa County, CA

 

 

 

Opening Date: 11/10/2022                                Closing Date: 12/31/2022

 

To plan, coordinate, administer, promote and supervise the activities of the County library system; to perform professional library work; and to perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Desired Qualifications: Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible library experience, including budget preparation and supervision in either the public or private sector. Education: High school or GED equivalency is required. Bachelor’s degree in Library Science and Information Studies, Public Administration, Public Policy or a related field. A copy of your degree or transcripts must be attached with your application to qualify. Master’s Degree in Library Science and Information Studies or completion of a Master’s Degree in Library Science and Information Studies within three (3) years of the start of employment

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: 105,611.00 / Annually
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Dallin Kimble
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mariposacounty/jobs/3637129/county-librarian?page=1&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Executive Director, New Jersey Library Association, NJ

 

The Executive Board of the New Jersey Library Association (NJ) seeks a politically astute, determined, and inspirational individual to serve as its next Executive Director.  The New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) has been serving library professionals across the state since its inception in 1890. Headquartered in Bordentown, NJ, the organization serves over 1,700 members providing advocacy, professional development opportunities, scholarships, and showcasing what New Jersey libraries have to offer. The Executive Director will manage two part-time staff and an $880,000 budget in support of the organization’s goals. Key initiatives include continuing the dialogue around increased state aid for NJ libraries, bringing professionals together through the Association’s annual conference, helping to create a more diverse and inclusive membership, advocating for intellectual freedom at the state level, and impressing upon the legislature why libraries should be a priority.

 

Responsibilities:  The Executive Director will be responsible for responding to and supporting the needs of NJLA membership; collaborating with and reporting to the Executive Board; serving as the Association’s legislative agent maintaining relationships on the state and federal levels; monitoring legislative and regulatory activities related to the association; preparing testimony and public policy statements on behalf of the Association; defining staff duties and establishing performance standards and work schedules; completing business arrangements for conference and other major meetings of the Association including site selection, contract negotiation, exhibits management and general oversight; serving with the President as chief spokesperson for the Association; developing and recommending the annual budget to the Executive Board for approval; and working with the Executive Board to develop, implement, revise and evaluate policies.  The Executive Director may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in the job description.

 

Qualifications:  Minimum qualifications include five years of progressively more responsible experience in professional library work; three years in an administrative position; or any combination of training or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities; and residency in the state of New Jersey within one year of employment (unless exempted by law). A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, strength in advocacy as NJLA’s registered lobbyist, an ability to collaborate with existing library-focused state organizations and be self-motivated to envision a plan for the organization. A commitment to diversity and excellence is a must.

 

The hiring salary range is $115,000 – $130,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter, your resume, and your personal equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller ([email protected]) This position closes on December 11, 2022.

 

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/njla/.

 

Library Director, Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library, Eureka Springs, AR

 

Opening Date: 11/01/2022                     Closing Date: 11/30/2022 

The Eureka Springs Carnegie Library Board of Trustees seeks an experienced leader to serve as the next director of our beloved library to plan and coordinate all activities of the library and the development of library facilities to best serve the needs of the community, implement programs and established policies, prepare and manage operating budget and funds collected by library under the supervision of the local boards and supervise a staff of eight. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Built over 100 years ago, the Carnegie Library remains to this day a vibrant part of the eclectic community it serves. Eureka Springs, named for the healing springs that originally drew European American settlers here in the 19th century, is known for its steep winding streets filled with Victorian-style cottages and manors and its historical significance as a haven for artists. The entire city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been selected as one of America's Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Eureka Springs was originally called "The Magic City", "Little Switzerland of the Ozarks", and later the "Stairstep Town" because of its mountainous terrain and the winding, up-and-down paths of its streets and walkways. Only In Our State describes Eureka as "kind of like everyone’s favorite artsy sister. She’s effortlessly cool, she’s full of music and art and beauty, she makes the best food, and she always knows how to make people feel welcome."

Desired Qualifications: •Some experience working in a library, public agency or position with public contact, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which would provide the knowledge, abilities and skills listed below:-Knowledge of standard library practices and routines-Some knowledge of standard library technical and professional methods and techniques-Some knowledge of book genres, titles and authors-Intermediate to advanced computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and intermediate to advanced Internet research skills •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals including, patrons, staff, volunteers, colleagues, boards, and other agencies .•Some supervisory experience .•Some knowledge of preparing budgets and basic accounting principles, methods and practices.

 

Salary / pay rate: $34,500 to $38,200 based on education and experience
Hours per week: 35
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: April Griffith
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected] 479-253-8754
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): eurekalibrary.org/apply

 

Library Associate, Granite Falls Library, WA

The Library Associate performs skilled paraprofessional library support services with a focus on Children's Services at the Granite Falls community libraries to contribute to the Library District's effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone. Spanish language skills preferred but not required. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.

Essential Functions

1. Provide general, basic reference and information service by assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.

2. Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.

3. Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.

4. Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.

5. Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.

6. Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.

7. Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.

8. Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.

9. May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff/building manager.

10. Travel from one work site to another as staffing needs require.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

1. Make presentations to the public as assigned.

2. Prepare correspondences and reports.

3. Train new staff as needed.

4. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.

5. Assist with special projects as required.

6. Participate on committees or teams as assigned.

7. May serve as the volunteer coordinator of a community library.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

Positions of the class typically report to a Library Manager, Assistant Library Manager, or Library Circulation Supervisor. Although direct supervision is not a normal part of the position's work, incumbents may be designated as lead people to provide work direction to coworkers or volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.

2. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).

3. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.

4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.

5. Knowledge of library resources, programs, and services.

6. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.

7. Strong customer service skills.

8. Strong organization and attention to detail.

9. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.

10. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.

11. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.

12. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.

13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the public and co-workers.

14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be acquired by a combination of experience and education including:

1. College-level education or specialized training such as library science, presenting programs, or other profession-based subject areas.

2. Two years of experience providing direct customer service.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases. Incumbents may frequently move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds, including transfer of books and other materials to carts or shelves of varying heights. Incumbents may be required to move carts of books and other materials about the building for extended periods of time. Incumbents are required operate computers and may frequently remain stationary at one workstation for extended periods of time.

The incumbent must regularly communicate with coworkers and members of the public. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

Incumbents may travel to various sites in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions. To accomplish this travel, the incumbent must be able to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to make independent arrangements for such transportation.

The following questions will be asked during the application process:

1. Describe your experience in providing technical assistance in computer hardware and software.

2. Describe your experience in creating programs and presenting information to groups of people.

3. Describe your experience providing direct customer service, including specific examples.

4. Describe your experience navigating web databases and the techniques used for researching and accessing those resources.

5. Describe a time when you adjusted your communication style to work more effectively with a person from a different background.

6. Describe your knowledge of library resources, programs and services.

Pay Range: $27.09 - $37.12 hourly Hours per Week: 40 Job Requisition: 29985

Closing Date: November 20, 2022 - 9:59 p.m.

 

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=7DCA7393E0FCBDDD24786ED549B71F9E&fromClientSide=true

 

Library Director, Eastern Shore of Virginia Public Library, Accomac, VA

 

Opening Date: 10/31/2022                                     Closing Date: 12/31/2022

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Public Library (ESVPL) is currently seeking a dynamic, visionary leader with proven management skills for the position of Library Director. The ESVPL is a regional library system serving Accomack and Northampton Counties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. A substantial building program is near completion. The new 20,837 sq. ft. facility, located in Parksley, VA, will include the Heritage Center staffed with an archivist and a community room for programs and meetings. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for overseeing Library operations. ESVPL currently has a staff of 5 full-time and 10 part-time employees, a budget of $1,100,000 and a collection of over 124,000 books, e-books, audio books, periodicals and DVDs.

Desired Qualifications: Position Requirements: We are seeking candidates with strong leadership, communication and planning skills as well as political and business acumen. Public speaking, grant writing, and technology experience are desirable. In addition, candidates should be familiar with technological trends evolving in the future of libraries. Candidates must appreciate the Eastern Shore’s local history and culture and be willing to collaborate with other non-profits and foster community involvement. Qualifications: MS in Library Science from an ALA accredited program and three years of professional library experience; administrative management and programming responsibility preferred.

 

Salary / pay rate: Commensurate with experience, plus a comprehensive benefit package.
Hours per week:
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Joyce Holland
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://espl.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2022/10/Library-Director-Position.pdf

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested persons should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter and three references to [email protected]

Questions may be directed to J. Holland at the same address.

Executive Director, Reaching Across Illinois Library System, IL

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) Board of Directors seeks a visionary, innovative, and highly collaborative Executive Director to lead an award-winning, nationally recognized multitype library system into the future.

Formed in 2011 from the merger of five library systems, RAILS provides a wide variety of innovative programs and services to support approximately 1,300 libraries of all sizes and types (academic, public, school, and specialized). These libraries include over 4,200 facilities across a 27,000 square mile area in northern and west-central Illinois.

The RAILS mission statement is: We Connect Libraries, and RAILS is all about connections. The system connects libraries to each other by helping them share resources as widely as possible, including physical materials, e-resources, best practices, and knowledge. The system connects libraries to information by providing continuing education, consulting, and other resources to help libraries stay on top of relevant issues and meet current and anticipated challenges. This includes developing activities and initiatives to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion and helping libraries to do the same.

RAILS works hard to build effective relationships with staff at member libraries and the system has an excellent reputation. RAILS also collaborates with like-minded partners throughout the state of Illinois to advocate for additional funding and other resources for libraries, and the system also helps libraries promote their value to important stakeholders.

A current list of RAILS programs and services is available on the RAILS website. Though the system’s focus will always be on connections, RAILS is light on its feet, and is constantly looking for new and more effective ways to meet member needs, including the potential future needs members may not yet be aware of. RAILS is a very collaborative, member-focused organization, and the RAILS staff is one of the system’s greatest assets. The Executive Director works closely with staff to improve current offerings and to envision new programs and services to serve all member libraries more effectively.

RAILS is headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Downtown Chicago and its outlying suburbs provide every amenity possible from professional sports teams to world-class museums and cultural institutions to excellent cuisine and events year-round. Since RAILS covers such a broad geographic area, the Executive Director will also have the opportunity to explore other parts of the state as well, including hiking and biking trails along the Mississippi River, and state parks such as Starved Rock, the Grand Canyon of the Midwest.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director is employed by and reports to the RAILS Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management and administration of the system. This includes managing an annual budget of $15.1 million and ultimate responsibility for 94 staff positions across five facilities.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to providing executive leadership in the overall administration and management of a multitype library system; maintaining a systemwide, statewide, national, and global perspective consistent with the system’s mission statement and strategic plan; formulating an overall strategic vision; working closely with the system board, staff, and member libraries to develop and implement services responsive to member needs; and fostering a success-oriented, member-focused, innovative, and accountable organization.

Qualifications: An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school, a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible library management experience with five years at the senior and/or executive level including supervision of professional and supervisory staff are required. Preferred qualifications include someone who is highly collaborative and effective at building and maintaining relationships with RAILS staff, staff at member libraries, and others. The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of and experience working with the Illinois legislative process affecting libraries; knowledge of the principles and practices of library system administration; hands-on experience in long-range planning and budgeting; and proven experience operating and influencing within a political environment.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $155,000 – $175,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Briana Trudell ([email protected]). This position closes on Sunday, November 27, 2022.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/rails/.

 

 

 

Director, East Orange Public Library, NJ

The East Orange Public Library (NJ) Board of Trustees seek a dynamic, motivated, and politically savvy leader to be its next Director. Serving over 68,000+ residents with a $4.4 million budget and 36 FTE from a single location, the library is a necessary and critical resource to its community. The nine-member board desires a director who will promote the library by establishing connections through outreach and advocacy in the community. Key initiatives include completing the ongoing library renovation process; reestablishing the community’s connection to library services and programs post-pandemic; maintaining and growing the organization’s relationship with the city and local partners; and shepherding the library through a strategic planning process.

 

As a part of the greater metropolitan New York area, East Orange provides all the amenities of big-city life with a small-town feel. Nicknamed “The Crossroads of New Jersey,” East Orange is conveniently located at the intersection of the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 280, just several miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and less than 30 minutes from New York City with two train stations that offer direct service to midtown Manhattan. Comprised of five distinct wards, East Orange is a diverse cultural mecca of people representing countries from around the globe (including Africa and the Caribbean) and combines the best of urban and suburban living. Spacious and affordable housing, main commercial corridors, distinctive Caribbean and Southern cuisine, a growing population of young professionals, transit access, and historic green spaces make East Orange a quintessential city to call home.

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director oversees program planning, directing, and integrating library programs and departments; establishes internal library policies and procedures; assists in the development and planning of the library budget and funding; controls library expenditures; recruits and assigns new employees, supervises work, and establishes work schedules; and prepares and oversees the preparation of clear, accurate, and informative narrative and statistical reports.

 

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science in a library program accredited by the American Library Association is required. The ideal candidate will possess experience leading in a union environment, create an open, honest, and positive work culture; communicate transparently and fairly with staff; understand the needs of an urban community; enable staff to provide creative and dynamic services and programming; and implement new and appropriate technologies for a library.

 

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $105,000 – $125,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Brian C. Hare ([email protected]). This position closes on Sunday, December 4, 2022.

 

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/east-orange/.

 

Youth Services Librarian, Kelso Public Library, Kelso, WA

 

 

 

Opening Date: 10/21/2022

 

Closing Date: 11/30/2022

 

 This position reports to and works in partnership with the Library Director to maintain a positive and productive organizational culture, with a focus on the Library’s mission, vision, and values. Therefore, a specialized knowledge of library and technical skills is required. This position supervises, coordinates and evaluates all aspects of children and young adult collections and programming, including outreach and marketing. This position is responsible for the acquisition of library books, supplies and equipment, and the cataloging of all children’s and young adult library materials. This position answers reference questions, including taking referrals from other library staff. This position works in a public environment characterized by frequent deadlines, constant interruptions, multiple tasks and potential conflicts with the public. The Youth Services Librarian reports solely to the Library Director.

Desired Qualifications: EDUCATION-B.A. or B.S. degree with an emphasis in Information Science, Education, or a related field.-Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution preferred. EXPERIENCE-Two years’ minimum experience in a library supervisory role OR-Four years minimum experience in a supervisory and administrative role.

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: $50,460.00 - $63,072.00
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Erik Moser
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kelso/jobs/3753333/youth-services-librarian?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

 

Public Library Executive Director, Middlesex County Public Library, Urbanna, VA

 

Opening Date: 10/21/2022

 

Closing Date: 12/31/2022

The Middlesex County Public Library (MCPL) seeks a full-time Executive Director for its Urbanna and Deltaville branch libraries. A government-independent 501(c)(3) institution, MCPL is an integral and active part of a vibrant, rural, small-population community located within Virginia’s Middle Peninsula bordered by the Rappahannock and Piankatank Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. MCPL offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work with a collegial and highly capable patron-services staff and a committed and enthusiastic Board of Directors.The Executive Director works under the direction of the governing Board of Directors of the Middlesex County Public Library and is responsible for all aspects of library operations and functions, for advocating for the library at all times, and for meeting the requirements of the Board, complying with all applicable laws and regulations, and meeting the needs of the community and staff. The Executive Director shall employ, direct, supervise, and evaluate all library staff, including volunteers, in the performance of their duties; advise the board of any staff disciplinary issues; develop personnel policies and procedures; provide recurring training and development opportunities for all staff; and maintain a positive working environment in behalf of staff morale.MCPL offers health insurance through the administrative offices of Middlesex County and a TIAA/CREF retirement plan, to include MCPL contributions in behalf of the Executive Director.

Desired Qualifications: The position requires an American Library Association–accredited MLS/MLIS degree, a Virginia Librarian’s Certificate, and a minimum of five years’ progressively responsible duties in a library setting. Also required is a driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: $58–$65K Within the salary range as stated, the successful candidate will be paid commensurate with experience
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Carol King
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected] the salary range as stated, the successful candidate will be paid commensurate with experience.com
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Middlesex+Library+Executive+Director&l=&vjk=fb7c0dd5419a345e

 

 

County Librarian, Tehama County, Red Bluff, CA

Opening Date: 10/17/2002                            Closing Date: 12/17/2022

Required Knowledge:-Supervisory concepts and principles-Government budget preparation and administration -The principles and practices of professional library science-Administrative principles involved in developing, directing and supervising various public library programs-Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors and County staff, in person and over the telephone Skills in: Planning, developing and directing an effective program of general library services Using independent judgment and discretion in supervising various programs Effectively preparing and controlling the department budget Speaking effectively in public To view the position job flyer, visit: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/1109347/

Desired Qualifications: Required Education:-Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in library science. (There is no substitution for the required Master’s degree.)-Four (4) to six (6) years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in a library or education setting is required. Three (3) years of professional experience in a public library is highly desirable. -Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

 

Salary / pay rate: $79,911.89 - $97,133.40 Annually
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Tehama County Personnel
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tehama

Assistant Regional Library Director, Clinch River Regional Library, Clinton, TN

 

Opening Date: 10/19/2022                                       Closing Date: 10/28/2022

 Assistant Regional Library Director Tennessee Department of State Tennessee State Library and Archives

The Clinch River Regional Library staff is an innovative, collaborative, and creative team that works hard to make libraries better for the 33 public libraries serving the 9 counties of the Clinch River Region. The regional headquarters is located in the charming town of Clinton, home of the Historic Downtown Clinton Antiques District, and 30 minutes north of Knoxville. The Clinch River region offers access to state parks and lakes for outdoor activities as well as easy driving distance to plenty of restaurants, shopping, and other amenities. If you are looking for a rewarding challenge and enjoy helping solve library problems and supporting public library boards, directors, and staff, apply today! Mission: The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment.Supervisor: Regional Director

Summary: An employee in this classification performs professional and technical library work in a variety of assignments. The assistant director is responsible for knowing the libraries in his/her region, developing an intimate understanding of their history, programs and services, goals, strengths and weaknesses. The assistant director is expected to develop strong business relationships with key personnel at each local library, to be accessible, and to provide guidance and advice to board members and library managers. The assistant director assists library boards in policy development and planning; works with local government officials and local library support groups to promote advocacy and awareness; and aids local library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and advice in all areas of public library service. The assistant director also assists libraries in the region with applying for grants and by serving as a technical advisor for issues related to use of technology in libraries. The employee will be expected to travel throughout the region and to attend meetings and training programs at the State Library and Archives in Nashville or in other areas of the state.Duties/Responsibilities•Assist public library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and guidance in areas including planning, budgeting, supervision, technology, collection development, resource sharing, service improvements, data collection and statistical analysis.•Attend local library board meetings to ascertain and assist with library policy, planning and development.•Plan and present group and one-on-one training for library services.•Provide assistance with grant preparation and monitoring. •Serve as technical advisor and consultant to the libraries in the region which may include assistance with E-Rate, maintaining websites, hardware and software purchases and technical planning.•Promote State Library services such as TEL and READS, and assist local libraries in developing promotional materials.•Work with library support groups providing advocacy and awareness.•Contribute to reports for local libraries, the regional board, and the State Library and Archives.•Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions which may require overnight travel.•Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience •MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required.•Three years’ experience in library work, preferably in a public library setting, in an increasingly responsible position. Knowledge and Abilities •Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.•Possesses intermediate to advanced skills in computer operations. •Has thorough knowledge of current public library practices and trends, including modern library technology.•Has working knowledge of online library management systems.•Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines and meet project deadlines. •Has demonstrated skills in public speaking. •Understands the requirements of adult education and has the ability to plan and present effective library in-service training and continuing education programs. •Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule and travel independently throughout the region and the state. •Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking. •Must possess a good driving record and valid driver’s license. •Must exhibit the ability to be a positive influence within the region and while representing the region. •Ability to work collegially as part of a team. Physical Requirements •Good hearing, vision and manual dexterity. •Ability to move and lift materials of 35 pounds. •Ability to stoop, bend and lift to file and retrieve materials. •Ability to work in an environment with books that contain dust and other allergens. Health, safety and collections security •Assist the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working safely with the equipment provided.•Follow instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately report any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions.•Take whatever measures are necessary to protect materials, property, and/or the collections from loss, mutilation or theft.

 

Salary / pay rate: Salary: $42,456 annually plus the State of Tennessee benefits package.
Hours per week:
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Jessie Ruf
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://sos.tn.gov/hr

 

Technology Trainer, Southwest Kansas Library System, Dodge City, KS

 

 Opening Date: 10/13/2022                                            Closing Date: 11/30/2022

 

The Technology Trainer position trains and assists with a wide variety of technology platforms and related services such as web design and management (Wordpress), digital content creation tools (Canva, Adobe), Social Media (Facebook), Google Workspaces, Zoom, event management (Eventbrite), e-content / e-book / audiobook platforms, video editing (PowerDirector), Wiki upkeep (MediaWiki), and MS Office.The position will also be responsible for assisting with the SWKLS I.T. service desk for member support by phone and remote where possible. Frequent travel (2-3 days a week average) is required, but not overnight.

Desired Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of two (2) years experience in computer science, data communications, information systems; or related coursework and one (1) year of full-time, hands-on experience in a LAN/WAN environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience designing and administering technology training. Previous experience with PC hardware and software applications, web development, Windows, and Office software.

 

Salary / pay rate: $17.00 - 19.00 per hour
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Steve Andrews
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]/1-620-225-1231
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://swkls.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Technology-Trainer.pdf

 

Outreach  Librarian I/II, Sonoma County, CA

FULL TIME (20305547)

This position is responsible for the operations of Sonoma County Library’s mobile outreach service, the BiblioBus. Whether on the move or at a community event, our BiblioBus offers books for all ages to browse, the use of laptop computers and entertainment devices, and specialized library programing such as story times, STEAM activities, one-on-one tech help, and skill-building workshops. Conversational Spanish bilingual skills are strongly desired.

This position will have functional responsibility and oversight for the full operations of the BiblioBus mobile outreach service, including opening and closing procedures, statistical reporting, and facilities oversight; assumes responsibility for all circulation and materials maintenance activities in the BiblioBus collection. Provides technical and functional direction and training to support staff, and coordinates participation by branch staff in offsite outreach assignments.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:  Drives bookmobile or library van to predetermined locations to provide services to remote patrons throughout the County  Assists in analyzing the need for additions, deletions and changes to scheduled vehicle stops  Maintains vehicle in a clean and orderly condition  Inspects vehicle and works with Corporate Yard to ensure the vehicle is in good working order  Designs, implements, and evaluates outreach programs and events to meet the needs of diverse communities  Collaborates with branch staff to build relationships in local communities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills are strongly desired. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing an average of 35 pounds for setting up and breaking down of BiblioBus. www.sonomalibrary.org

SALARY RANGE: Librarian I - $33.37 to $41.68 per hour Librarian II- $35.04 to $43.77 per hour                      CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Monday, October 31, 2022

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application. The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION: Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment. RECRUITING PROTOCOL IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS COVID-19: Pursuant to California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, and all applicable COVID 19 Health Orders issued by the Sonoma County Health Officer, the recruiting process including interviews, testing, etc. will be held via teleconference or online, if possible, unless changes occur in the state and/or county health order.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Sonoma County Library will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 545-0831 extension 1591 as soon as possible to make arrangements for your accommodation. Requesting accommodations at least 3 working/business days before the scheduled event will help to ensure availability. For further information regarding disability accommodations provided by the Library and related matters, see the Library’s website at https://sonomalibrary.org/accessibility.

 

https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library/job-20305547

Librarian, Coolidge Public Library, Coolidge, AZ

Opening Date: 10/05/2022                         Closing Date: 10/21/2022

An exciting opportunity is available for a career-minded individual as a Librarian. Under general supervision, applies the full scope of professional library knowledge and techniques to all aspects of library services, primarily in planning, promoting, and implementing programming, assisting patrons with technical and computer questions, as well as answering reference and reader’s advisory requests.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Answers patron reference questions by phone, email, or in person using reference material, specialized databases, and online resources. Provides computer, Internet, database, and digital resource training to patrons and to staff. Plans, organizes, and promotes library promotional material and community outreach communication, speaking at community events, and providing library tours. Plans, develops, promotes, coordinates, presents, and supervises public library programs for children and adults; receives and implements program participant feedback. Makes recommendations and coordinates the purchase of library books and materials. Maintains the library’s public presence to the community through the web site, social media, in-library promotional material, and other communication outlets. Assists patrons in the use of all resources at the circulation desk, including reader’s advisory, reference duties, and accessing downloadable resources on electronic devices. Resolves customer service inquiries by interpreting library policies, objectives, and procedures. Provides support services to library management, by preparing statistical and other departmental reports in relation to library operations and use. May supervise and evaluate volunteers and library personnel, address employee concerns and problems as required. Provides backup assistance to other personnel as required.
Desired Qualifications: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science or related field and three years paraprofessional library experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and experience. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License Preferred Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution

 

Salary / pay rate: $51,008-$76,512
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Joyce Baker
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.coolidgeaz.com/index.asp?SEC=959C8E14-D2D4-47F0-A15B-EBFF2CC57B50

Library Director, Jeudevine Memorial Library, Hardwick, VT

 

 

 

Opening Date: 10/07/2022

 

Closing Date: 11/30/2022

 

 

 

Job Description: The Library Director is responsible for strategic leadership to develop and nurture the library as a vibrant community center. The Library Director must have a deep commitment to community engagement and to collaboratively provide programs, services and collections that meet the needs of all members of the community.The Library Director will represent the library within the community, develop collections, manage staff and volunteers, create and facilitate adult programming, act as a liaison to the Friends of the Library, maintain library facilities, provide budgeting information, and ensure daily operations of the library remain within budget guidelines. This is a full-time position, including some Saturdays.
Desired Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program is preferred. VT Certificate of Librarianship preferred. Management and supervisory experience required. Three to five years’ experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred. Successful grant-writing experience required. Benefits include: health/dental/vision/paid vacation/sick/holiday/bereavement/casual leave and the town of Hardwick’s contribution to the Vermont Public Employees Retirement System.

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: $44,000 to $47,000
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Lisa Ann Sammet
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/

 


 

County Librarian, Yolo County, CA

Yolo County, California, with a population of just over 220,000, is a naturally beautiful and richly diverse county. It is one of the leading agricultural producers in the nation with 661,000 acres that are used primarily for farming and ranching. The Capay Valley is one of the leaders in the nation for organic farming. An abundance of academic and cultural resources are located within the County, such as the University of California, Davis with 35,000 acres and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class performance center and concert hall. Recreational activitiesinclude whitewater rafting and kayaking along Cache Creek, bicycling on scenic country roads and bike paths, and fishing and water-skiing along the Sacramento River. The Sacramento Rivercats baseball team is located in West Sacramento and the nearby Golden One Center is home to the Sacramento Kings basketball team. The County seat is located in Woodland, which is just 20 miles northwest of the State Capitol of Sacramento. Its proximity to the Sacramento International Airport and two major highways places Yolo County within a major transportation hub, as well as within two hours driving distance to the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa-Sonoma wine region, and the pristine mountains and ski resorts of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada. Yolo County is one of California’s original counties. The county seat is located in Woodland, which is just 20 miles northwest of the State Capitol of Sacramento. The county is governed by an elected Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, and is organized into functional areas including General Government; Community Services; Law and Justice System; Health and Human Services; and Capitol Projects. The County has a recommended budget of $667,609,455 for fiscal year 2022-23 and more than 1,800 funded full-time equivalent positions. The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan guides the governance of Yolo County and includes the following five key goals:  Thriving Residents  Safe Communities  Sustainable Environment  Flourishing Agriculture  Robust Economy The Yolo County Board of Supervisors will use the Strategic Plan to align goals and actions, set policies, and prioritize funding and resources.

The Yolo County Library’s service area consists of 160,000 residents and serves the entire county except for the City of Woodland, which has city-funded public library services. Branch libraries are located in Clarksburg, Davis, Esparto, Knights Landing, West Sacramento, Winters, and Yolo. A satellite branch is located in South Davis at Montgomery Elementary School. Library Administration, Technical Services, Archives, Records Center, and the Yolo County Historical Collection are located in Woodland at the Shipley Walters Center for Yolo County Archives and Library Services. The recommended budget for the Library for fiscal year 2022-23 is almost $12,000,000 and the major source of revenue is a dedicated property tax. Other sources of revenue include the Davis parcel tax, city support from Winters and West Sacramento, joint use agreements with local school districts, the Countywide general fund, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation donations, local and state grants and use of the reserves. There are currently 41 regular employees as well as a large group of employees that work in an extra-help capacity. The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive employee workforce that is reflective of the population and who are knowledgeable, encouraging and continually supporting of communities in the region and deliver quality services to all customers. www.yolocountylibrary.org. Yolo County Library offers the following free services: a robust and updated collection of print and digital materials, Link+, Books by Mail, Zip Books, Internet and Wi-Fi access, use of computers and software applications, community meeting and group study rooms, adult and early literacy support, multilingual storytimes and parent/caregiver education workshops, homework and research assistance, reference services and oversight of the County Archives, Records Center, and the Yolo County Historical Collection. The Library launched an extensive strategic planning effort in 2020 and 2021, including a community survey to which 2,350 residents responded, a staff survey and listening sessions, as well as stakeholder interviews with dozens of local leaders. Based on this feedback, the Library established the following Strategic Priorities for 2022-2027 to position the Library as a future-focused, responsive and inclusive organization: • Ensure Residents Read and Thrive • Help Lifelong Learners Succeed • Offer Programs and Services that Strengthen Community Connections • Maximize our Impact on Community Development • Support and Promote the Yolo County Archives, Records Center and Historical Collection In addition, the Library updated its Facilities Master Plan in 2018 to plan for library services to meet the evolving needs of Yolo County residents through 2035. Recently completed capital projects include the construction of a new Yolo Branch Library, a $2 million renovation of the Archives and Records Center facility, extensive interior renovations of the Clarksburg, Knights Landing and Esparto branch libraries, as well as interior enhancements to the Winters, West SacramenSTRENGTHS OF THE LIBRARY  The Library has taken intentional steps to build a more diverse and culturally competent staff, as well as to provide library materials, programs and services that meet the needs of its diverse communities.  The Library has cultivated productive partnerships and relationships with its cities, school districts, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups, and numerous nonprofit organizations and entities. The ambition to improve upon and build additional facilities is an added strength.  There is a strong commitment to staff and organizational development which has cultivated a positive, creative, and knowledgeable staff. This commitment is evident in staff providing culturally relevant services, programs and making customers feel welcome, seen and heard, including members of previously unserved or underserved communities. Yolo County Library staff have taken a leadership role in the development of a countywide diversity, equity and inclusion assessment and strategic plan.  The Library is the custodian of the County Archives and Records Center with the County Librarian acting as the County Archivist. The Archives is a rich resource with content that is unique to Yolo County.  The community rates library staff, services and programs with a high level of satisfaction. This is due, in part, to successful collaboration with the County Board of Supervisors, County departments, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups, city and school district partners. There is a tremendous opportunity for innovation and building a team that will directly confront challenges facing the Library, its communities, and the County as a whole. This is a library system with the potential for growth, and is committed to reducing barriers for all community members to access and use library services.

The Yolo County Library Advisory Board has proclaimed: “No matter where you come from, everyone is welcome at Yolo County Library.” The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and embraces all spoken and signed languages, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all immigrants and refugees, and all abilities and disabilities

STRENGTHS OF THE LIBRARY  The Library has taken intentional steps to build a more diverse and culturally competent staff, as well as to provide library materials, programs and services that meet the needs of its diverse communities.  The Library has cultivated productive partnerships and relationships with its cities, school districts, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups, and numerous nonprofit organizations and entities. The ambition to improve upon and build additional facilities is an added strength.  There is a strong commitment to staff and organizational development which has cultivated a positive, creative, and knowledgeable staff. This commitment is evident in staff providing culturally relevant services, programs and making customers feel welcome, seen and heard, including members of previously unserved or underserved communities. Yolo County Library staff have taken a leadership role in the development of a countywide diversity, equity and inclusion assessment and strategic plan.  The Library is the custodian of the County Archives and Records Center with the County Librarian acting as the County Archivist. The Archives is a rich resource with content that is unique to Yolo County.  The community rates library staff, services and programs with a high level of satisfaction. This is due, in part, to successful collaboration with the County Board of Supervisors, County departments, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups, city and school district partners. There is a tremendous opportunity for innovation and building a team that will directly confront challenges facing the Library, its communities, and the County as a whole. This is a library system with the potential for growth, and is committed to reducing barriers for all community members to access and use library services.

The County Librarian serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority and is responsible for managing and directing a balanced county library system that includes a comprehensive program of library services. Policies are set by the Board of Supervisors and general administrative direction is provided by the County Administrator. The County Library Advisory Board advises the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian. The County Librarian is also the County’s Chief Archivist. The County Librarian will have the authority of the County leadership to lead the Library to the next level, a base of dedicated funding, strong Friends of the Library groups and Library Foundation groups and community support, a high level of employee engagement, and the opportunity to make a difference in the County. The Board of Supervisors value the good standing and positive impact of the Library in the community, and are cognizant and supportive of the Library’s needs. This position promises to be professionally rewarding to shape library service in Yolo County, as well as to influence regional and statewide library development. Yolo County’s proximity to the State Capitol, and the State Library give the County Librarian access to broader resources and opportunities. The Yolo County Library is a member of the NorthNet Library Cooperative, a regional resource-sharing organization consisting of 40 suburban and rural libraries in Northern California, which provide the County Librarian with networking and relationship-building opportunities with other library leaders. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS  Evaluate community needs and coordinate with community-interest groups, elected officials, County administration, Library staff and others to determine the scope and nature of the services provided in each service area in regard to operating hours, relevance of collections, programs, new or expanded facilities and services required in light of changing social conditions and best practices for providing LibThe County Librarian serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority and is responsible for managing and directing a balanced county library system that includes a comprehensive program of library services. Policies are set by the Board of Supervisors and general administrative direction is provided by the County Administrator. The County Library Advisory Board advises the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian. The County Librarian is also the County’s Chief Archivist. The County Librarian will have the authority of the County leadership to lead the Library to the next level, a base of dedicated funding, strong Friends of the Library groups and Library Foundation groups and community support, a high level of employee engagement, and the opportunity to make a difference in the County. The Board of Supervisors value the good standing and positive impact of the Library in the community, and are cognizant and supportive of the Library’s needs. This position promises to be professionally rewarding to shape library service in Yolo County, as well as to influence regional and statewide library development. Yolo County’s proximity to the State Capitol, and the State Library give the County Librarian access to broader resources and opportunities. The Yolo County Library is a member of the NorthNet Library Cooperative, a regional resource-sharing organization consisting of 40 suburban and rural libraries in Northern California, which provide the County Librarian with networking and relationship-building opportunities with other library leaders.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS  Evaluate community needs and coordinate with community-interest groups, elected officials, County administration, Library staff and others to determine the scope and nature of the services provided in each service area in regard to operating hours, relevance of collections, programs, new or expanded facilities and services required in light of changing social conditions and best practices for providing Library services;  Develop a plan to integratecurrent and new technology to provide users with greater access to technology;  Support building projects, ensuring timely advancement of projects and oversight of funding possibilities;  Participate in the nurturing and development of local Library support groups, including Friends of the Library and the County Library Advisory Board;  Plan, develop and implement goals and objectives for Library programs and services, and develop strategies to achieve department goals;  Prepare and administer grants and other proposals which provide funding, and develop implementation plans to ensure adherence to grant requirements;  Plan, manage and coordinate Library activities and services, and pursue joint agency activities to expand Library services;  Promote Library services, programs and needs to the public, businesses, schools, colleges, Library support groups and other interested agencies; oversee the development of Library promotional materials and activities; participate in a wide range of public and community functionsdesigned to promote Library programs and services;  Select, train, mentor and evaluate staff;  Direct the preparation of and administer each service area budget;and  Participate and encourage staff participation in the activities of professional library organizations.rary services;  Develop a plan to integratecurrent and new technology to provide users with greater access to technology;  Support building projects, ensuring timely advancement of projects and oversight of funding possibilities;  Participate in the nurturing and development of local Library support groups, including Friends of the Library and the County Library Advisory Board;  Plan, develop and implement goals and objectives for Library programs and services, and develop strategies to achieve department goals;  Prepare and administer grants and other proposals which provide funding, and develop implementation plans to ensure adherence to grant requirements;  Plan, manage and coordinate Library activities and services, and pursue joint agency activities to expand Library services;  Promote Library services, programs and needs to the public, businesses, schools, colleges, Library support groups and other interested agencies; oversee the development of Library promotional materials and activities; participate in a wide range of public and community functionsdesigned to promote Library programs and services;  Select, train, mentor and evaluate staff;  Direct the preparation of and administer each service area budget;and  Participate and encourage staff participation in the activities of professional library organizations.

The County of Yolo offers a competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this position is $149,805 —$182,089. Salary placement will be made based on the qualifications of the selected candidate. In addition, the benefits provided by the County include the following: Retirement: CalPERS 2.5% @ 55 for classic members; employees contribute 8% of salary toward retirement (New members: 2% @ 62; employees currently contribute 6.75% of salary toward retirement). Employees also pay one percent of the County’s portion of the CalPERS retirement contribution. The County participates in Social Security and Medicare programs. Health Benefits: The County offers ten health plans (8 HMO’s and 2 PPO’s). Each employee currently receives a benefit package of $2,121.16 monthly to purchase health, dental, and vision insurance. The County requires all employees to enroll in both the dental and vision plan. Auto Allowance: $570 monthly Life Insurance: The County provides a $50,000 Life and AD&D Policy Deferred Compensation: The County provides a $250 match each calendar year when a Department Head defers $250 Sick Leave: 96 hours per fiscal year Vacation Leave: 80 hours per fiscal year; 104 hours after 5 years of employment Administrative Leave: 80 hours per fiscal year Floating Holidays: 44 hours per fiscal year Holidays: 10 holidays per year County Disability Insurance: Eligible for short-term disability benefit at 85% of salary Employee Assistance Program: Confidential counseling program with up to 6 visits per incident per calendar year.

This recruitment will be open on a continuous basis until the position is filled. The first review date for resume submissions will be Friday, October 14, 2022. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and detailed resume to: Jenny Brown, Senior Personnel Analyst Yolo County Human Resources 625 Court Street, Room 101 Woodland, CA 95695 OR Send via email to [email protected] Resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined in the brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be contacted for additional discussion and screening. The first round of Interviews is tentatively scheduled to occur in October 2022. References will be required for candidates who advance in the selection process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jenny Brown at (530) 666-8328. Yolo County, a place where YOU belong! The average person spends one third of their life at work. Why not spend that time in an environment where you are seen for who you are, celebrated for the diversity you bring, and valued for your potential to contribute to an innovative and dynamic workforce? Yolo County is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workplace which supports and values our diverse community. Come join us! This is where YOU belong.

Full-time Library Associate, Grimes Public Library, Grimes, IA

 

Opening Date: 10/05/2022

Closing Date: 11/04/2022

Job Description: Included, but not limited to: Works alongside Library Associates I & II to accomplish all circulation duties; Works with Head of Circulation and other department heads to develop and implement family and adult programming; Assists in collection management, acquisition, cataloging, processing, and withdrawal of all library materials; Assists staff in library marketing and outreach; Participates in planning and organizing work within and between the two departments; Prepares statistics and reports for all departments of the library; Oversees overdue notices, notices for lost and damaged materials, and notices for missing materials; and Participates in planning and organizing work within and between the two departments.
Desired Qualifications: A.A. degree or five years work experience. Two years experience in a public library setting preferred. Staff level endorsement from State Library of Iowa, or ability to receive this endorsement within two years.

 

Salary / pay rate: Starting at $22.60 - $24.30 per hour
Hours per week: 40

Contact Name: Tammy Johnson
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.grimesiowa.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=101&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=FullTime-Library-Associate-7

 

Library Director, Grandview Library, WA

 

 

 

Opening Date: 09/30/2022

 

Closing Date: 02/01/2023

 

Job Description: The City of Grandview, Washington, is seeking a progressive, collaborative, and dynamic individual with excellent communication skills to serve as its Library Director. The position is responsible for the management of a joint use library for the City of Grandview and Yakima Valley College (YVC) located on the YVC Grandview Campus. Job duties include, but are not limited to, budget preparation and oversight, supervision of personnel, collection development, and community relations.
Desired Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited school, with previous experience in library administration, including supervisory experience. Compensation is up to $6,550 monthly, plus an excellent benefit package.

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: $6550 monthly
Hours per week: 8
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Anita Palacios
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): www.grandview.wa.us

 

Library Director,  Ross 7 Elizabeth Bay Monticello Public Library, Monticello, IA

Opening Date: 09/28/2022

Closing Date: 10/31/2022

The Director will provide leadership and serve as the library’s primary public representative. The Director, under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, is expected to represent the library within the community, develop collections, manage staff and volunteers, act as a liaison to the Friends of the Library, maintain library facilities, provide budgeting information and ensure daily operations of the library remain within budget guidelines. This is a full-time position, including some nights and Saturdays. Job description available here: https://www.monticello.lib.ia.us/employment

Desired Qualifications: Required: A minimum of two (2) years related experience and/or training.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Library Science* *If no MLS, must obtain Public Library Director Certificate through the State Library of Iowa within 2 years of hire.

 

Salary / pay rate: Salary of $38,000 to $45,000, DOQ
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Russ Farnum
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected] 319-465-3577
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.monticello.lib.ia.us/employment

Library Director, Marion County Library System, Marion, SC

 

Opening Date: 09/22/2022

 

Closing Date: 10/31/2022

 

Job Description: The Marion County Library System and its Board of Trustees are currently seeking an experienced, forward thinking, strategic leader as its next Library Director. The perfect candidate will not only be responsible for overall operations of the library system, but will also champion the next phase of growth through an up and coming, highly anticipated renovation and expansion of its Marion branch, a stunning 1905 Carnegie Library that serves as the heart of the community. Nestled in the beautiful, predominantly rural northeastern area of South Carolina, Marion County boasts small town southern charm, all within an hours drive to Myrtle Beach and a two hours drive to picturesque Charleston, South Carolina. The library system provides services to Marion County’s 30,000 residents via 3 branches, 2 satellite branches, and a Bookmobile.Marion County Library System operates under a governing Board of Trustees, and reports to the South Carolina State Library, and the Marion County Council, and other agencies that may be required. Comprehensive experience working with small local governments is highly desired. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:-Responsible for all aspects of library operations, including budget forecasting and preparation-Provides forward thinking leadership to library staff inline with organization's mission-Acts as an integral component of the construction process, overseeing the facility expansion project-Hires, trains, and motivates all library personnel-Oversight of library’s technology platforms-Community engagement on behalf of the library-Implementation of policies and the ability to uphold the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community.
Desired Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must have an MLIS from an ALA accredited programPreferably 5 years of increasingly responsible leadership and management experience in a library, with at least 3 of those years consisting of budgeting, planning, and supervising staff. Excellent written and oral communication skillsFamiliarity with current and future library technology and trendsSC driver’s license (or obtained within 6 months if out of state)Must pass a pre-employment drug testPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Long term management expertisePublic relations experienceFundraising and grant writing knowledgeFamiliarity with Government Accounting Best PracticesProficiency in Quickbooks Online or similar software

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: Salary to be commensurate with experience; Excellent South Carolina state benefits.
Hours per week: 38
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Haley Tucker
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hioRKasazvpDi34nV5_KuMSR3HFel_Llm0i2NlSwkaQ/edit?usp=sharing

 

Library Associate, Brier Library, Sno-Isle Libraries

 

Online application link for the Library Associate position in the Brier Library:

 

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=7DCA7393E0FCBDDD24786ED549B71F9E&fromClientSide=true

 

Closing Date: October 7, 2022, 9:59 p.m.                 

$27.09 - $37.12 Hourly

The Library Associate performs skilled paraprofessional library support services at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to the Library District's effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone. This position will have an emphasis in children’s and family programming and services.

This position will work Tuesday - Saturday, including occasional Mondays as needed, and may include morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.

Essential Functions

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
  2. Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.
  3. Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.
  4. Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.
  5. Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.
  6. Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
  7. Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.
  8. Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  9. May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.
  10. Travel from one work site to another as staffing needs require.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Make presentations to the public as assigned.
  2. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  3. Train new staff as needed.
  4. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  5. Assist with special projects as required.
  6. Participate on committees or teams as assigned.
  7. May serve as the volunteer coordinator of a community library.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

Positions of the class typically report to a Library Manager, Assistant Library Manager, or Library Circulation Supervisor. Although direct supervision is not a normal part of the position's work, incumbents may be designated as lead people to provide work direction to coworkers or volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  3. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of library resources, programs, and services.
  6. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
  7. Strong customer service skills.
  8. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  9. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  11. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  12. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the public and co-workers.
  14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be acquired by a combination of experience and education including:

  1. College-level education or specialized training such as library science, presenting programs, or other profession-based subject areas.
  2. Two years of experience providing direct customer service.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases. Incumbents may frequently move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds, including transfer of books and other materials to carts or shelves of varying heights. Incumbents may be required to move carts of books and other materials about the building for extended periods of time. Incumbents are required operate computers and may frequently remain stationary at one workstation for extended periods of time.

The incumbent must regularly communicate with coworkers and members of the public. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

Incumbents may travel to various sites in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions. To accomplish this travel, the incumbent must be able to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to make independent arrangements for such transportation.

The following supplemental questions will be asked during the application process:

  1. Describe your experience in providing technical assistance in computer hardware and software.
  2. Describe your experience in creating programs and presenting information to groups of people.
  3. Describe your experience providing direct customer service, including specific examples.
  4. Describe your experience navigating web databases and the techniques used for researching and accessing those resources.
  5. Describe your experience being in charge of a building or facility.
  6. Describe any college education and/or any additional post-secondary instruction and training you have had, including the major or program(s) of study.

 

District Director, Umatilla County Special Library District, Pendleton, OR

Opening Date: 09/23/2022

Closing Date: 10/24/2022

The purpose of the position is to administer the operations of the UCSLD and support and ensure the provision of excellent library services in Umatilla County by working in partnership with the 11 member libraries and one contract library. The desired results of the position include:•District Director – The UCSLD operates efficiently, effectively and within the laws of the State of Oregon and the approved policies of the UCSLD Board of Directors.•Secretary to the Board – The UCSLD Board of Directors has access to up-to-date information and knowledge in order to fulfill the requirements of their elected positions.•Development Consultant – Library partners of the UCSLD have timely access to knowledgeable consulting services, well organized training and shared information in an atmosphere of outstanding customer service.•Professional development – Residents and partners of the UCSLD have an awareness of new and emerging trends, best practices and legal issues facing libraries.

Desired Qualifications: Education and Experience:•MLIS/MLS with three plus years in Library/District administration with supervisory and relationship building experience is required.•Three years or more experience in developing and administering a public funds budget with local controls is required.•Education, knowledge and experience in all aspects of public library service, including early childhood literacy, is required.•Experience in community outreach and engagement, developing partnerships and working with diverse stakeholders is required.•Ability to read, write, speak and understand Spanish, preferred but not required. Special Requirements: Valid Drivers’ License, acceptable driving record, and ability to meet the UCSLD’s driving standards.

 

Salary / pay rate: $65,000 – $75,000 – dependent on qualifications. Regular cost of living increases, potential for future increases, and a generous benefits package are provided.
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Erin McCusker
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected] 541-276-6449
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.ucsld.org/employment-opportunity

 

Technical Services Manager, Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO

 

The Technical Services Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Technical Services Department including resource sharing, cataloging, and collection development. This position shares responsibility for the operation of the library district by serving as a member of a management team with other members of the Administrative Staff. This position works within various library consortia and serves on appropriate committees to fulfill library obligations.

HOURS OF WORK: The Technical Services Manager is a full-time, exempt position with a minimum of 40 hours per week, typically 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. Work schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system, including evening hours and Saturdays. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: An ALA accredited Masters of Library Science degree and a minimum of at least 1-year of cataloging experience is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: In addition to any other duties as assigned, the Technical Services Manager has these specific responsibilities:1.Coordinate the work of the Technical Services Department and supervise department staff.2.Develop and deliver training to department staff on all aspects of cataloging, resource sharing, and collection development.3.Coordinate resource sharing through multiple channels.4.Catalog and process materials in all formats following national and local standards5.Batch edit and import MARC records from vendors.6.Collaborate with consortium partners to ensure compliance with consortium policies and best practices7.Coordinate the purchasing and receiving of both physical and digital collection materials.8.Communicate with vendors as needed regarding products, services, and payments.9.Monitor the collections budget and prepare invoices for payment.10.Review donated material and determine suitability for addition to the library’s collection in accordance with library policies.11.Monitor and review patron purchase requests to add titles to the collection12.Withdraw materials from the library’s collection in accordance with library policies.13.Determine whether to repair, remove, or replace damaged materials in accordance with library policies.14.Attend relevant meetings, training, and conferences. 15.Maintain a working knowledge of the policies and procedures of the library system.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 1.Must supervise employees of varying cultures, ages, and abilities.2.Work at varying paces to respond to needs of patrons and staff members. 3.Work well with all library staff to provide exemplary service to all patrons. SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE: 

REQUIRED: 1.Possess good communication and leadership skills2.Organized and able to effectively prioritize. 3.Possess knowledge of Windows Operating System, spreadsheets, word-processing software, Internet browsers, and email. 4.Able to work without direct supervision. 5.Experience working with cataloging and library circulation software 6.Knowledge of RDA, MARC, and Dewey Decimal Classification7.Experience with Missouri Evergreen or other similar consortia shared collections. 8.Supervisory experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1.Be able to maneuver books and other materials.2.Be able to operate computers, printers and copy machines. 3.Place items on shelves at ground level and up to 7 feet above ground level. 4.Tolerate dust and mold encountered by working with books and other library materials or in library buildings.5.Communicate with patrons and staff in person and on the telephone in English. 6.Spend up to 4+ hours of sitting. 7.Travel to meetings and mandatory training sessions.8.Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written reports and related materials in both electronic and printed form. 9.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 1.Salary Track: H : Salary range $49,753.60 to $73,112.002.Reports to: Director3.Benefits: This position will receive the following paid benefits as detailed in the library’s Personnel Policies: holidays, annual leave, sick leave, insurance (health, life, short- and long-term disability), and retirement. The library offers optional dependent health insurance, vision, dental, voluntary life insurance and AFLAC plans at the employee's cost.
Desired Qualifications: An ALA accredited Masters of Library Science degree and a minimum of at least 1-year of cataloging experience is required. A candidate must possess good communication and leadership skills, ability to work without direct supervision, knowledge of RDA, MARC and the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Experience with Missouri Evergreen or other similar consortia shared collections is required.

 

Salary / pay rate: Annual salary range of $49,753.60 to $73,112.00
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Anita Love
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): www.trailslibrary.org/about/jobs

 

Opening Date: 09/23/2022                                         Closing Date: 10/31/2022

 

E-Resources and Reference Librarian, State Library of Oregon

 

 

Are you looking to expand your library career through public service to state government?  Do you have experience administering electronic resources to ensure they work seamlessly and support the needs of library patrons? If you are detail-oriented with strong analytical skills and enjoy engaging with diverse groups of individuals, then consider joining the State Library of Oregon.

 

The E-resources librarian in the Government Information and Library Services division you will oversee all aspects of the electronic resource life cycle, provide training in the use of library resources, support the reference needs of state agencies, and connect with patrons though outreach promotion.

 

As E-Resources Librarian, you will be responsible for the lifecycle management of electronic resources including licensing, acquisitions, renewals, activation, maintenance, and evaluation. This essential work includes:

 

  • Collecting, sharing, and analysis of usage statistics, as well as, troubleshooting issues.

  • Provide reference and research support to state employees, including outreach and marketing, as well as conducting instruction sessions, both online and in person environments.

  • For a full review of the position description, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

The initial application review date will be held on 9/29/2022. The application deadline may be extended to gain a larger applicant pool. Applications received after that date may not be considered, so don’t delay – apply today!

 

 

 


What We Are Looking For

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

The State Library of Oregon is looking for an energetic self-starter with a master’s in library science (MLS) or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited institution.

 

 

 

Desired Attributes:

 

  • Experience working with library electronic resources throughout their lifecycle, including collecting, evaluating, troubleshooting, and disseminating relevant statistics.

  • Demonstrated experience providing reference services and instruction.

  • Ability to work independently with little oversight, as well as in teams and to successfully work with a widely diverse group of individuals.

  • Ability to apply and explain rules, standards, policies, and procedures to library patrons.

  • Ability to continuously learn and develop skills in a changing work environment and to assist teammates navigate through system and organizational changes effectively and positively.

  • Communication skills at the professional level with experience providing high-quality written communications.

 

 

 

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

 

  • Knowledge of license agreements, strong quantitative and analytical skills, and attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of EZProxy and EZProxy analytics.

  • Demonstrated experience using problem solving and troubleshooting skills to correct and respond to e-resources access and data issues in a timely manner.

  • Experience with relevant usage data standards such as MARC, COUNTER, or SUSHI.

 

 

 

Application Details and Instructions 

 

  • Visit the State of Oregon job opportunities webpage to submit your application. Please ensure the work history in your applicant profile is up to date and attach a current copy of your cover letter and resume.  If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday account.

  • This announcement is for one, full-time, SEIU represented, permanent, Electronic Services Librarian (Classification: Librarian) position, and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

  • If you have questions about the announcement, or need an alternate format to apply, contact Amber Ingram at: [email protected]  503-798-3978

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Joining Our Team

 

Our mission: The State Library of Oregon cultivates, preserves, and delivers library and information services to foster lifelong learning and community engagement.

 

You will work with a great group of collaborative, fun-loving people who are dedicated to making Oregon a fantastic place to live, work, and play. This position is with the State Library of Oregon, and is in Salem, Oregon.

 

Additional benefits include:

 

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package.

  • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon.

  • Live, work, and play in Salem, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Details

 

  • Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

  • Agency does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete I-9 documentation and confirm authorization to work in the United States. If your employment authorization and documentation is contingent on sponsorship now or in the future, you will not meet Agency employment eligibility standards.

  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For more information, visit Veterans Resources.

The link to the job post can be found here: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem--OSL--State-Library/E-Resources-and-Reference-Librarian_REQ-108235

Librarian II- Reference/Community Outreach, Pickens County Library System, Easley, SC

Opening Date: 09/20/2022
Closing Date: 10/31/2022

Job Description: The purpose of the class is to plan, supervise and provide reference and community outreach services to County Library patrons and staff, to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.

Essential Tasks: The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

  • Develops, plans, coordinates and supervises projects, programs, and events (with and without the use of the PCLS Outreach Vehicle) for diverse populations. Promotes interest in the library system, “library awareness”, as a community resource by visiting and speaking to business, school, civic, and social organizations as well as attending events “where people gather” i.e.: farmer’s markets, festivals, parades, community fairs, etc.
  • Represents library system at community events and serves as principal contact for community groups, organizations, and individuals interested in Outreach Services.
  • Assists in promoting library programs and services throughout the community. Leads the library system’s effort to reach and serve a diverse user population by analyzing community needs. Develops services that are designed to fulfill outreach goals. Cultivates community partnership opportunities.
  • Maintains calendar of outreach events and ensures that resources, including staffing, are available to carry out outreach program or event successfully. Communicates outreach programs and schedule to other staff and PR/Marketing Manager. Cooperates and Coordinates with other public service staff as necessary to deliver outreach services.
  • Manages Outreach Department budget and orders all necessary supplies. Loads and unloads outreach vehicle. Responsible for setup and takedown of items (tents, kiosks, book displays, tables, etc.).
  • Establishes partnerships with local businesses and organizations to help promote library programing and services. Establishes cooperative Outreach partnerships with community members.
  • Maintains flexibility and ability to make quick decisions when there are changes to Outreach event plan. Maintains positive interactions with community partners during potentially stressful outreach situations.
  • Participates in grant research and grant writing related to Outreach Services
  • Assists with Reference Desk duties when needed
  • Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures related to Outreach Services; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs.
  • Collects statistics for outreach programming. Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning Outreach Events and programs; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested.
  • Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Signs community members up for library cards.
  • Oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of Library volunteers.
  • Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials.
  • Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.
  • Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.
  • Assists co-workers with duties as required.
  • Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.
  • Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.
  • Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Prepares Library for opening and closing.
  • Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.
  • Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university or must be currently enrolled in an accredited MLS/MLIS program.
  • Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library or be able to obtain a certification once hired.
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license.
  • Requires over four years and up to and including eight years

Salary / pay rate: $44,146.84
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Samantha Greer
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.co.pickens.sc.us/freeform_jobposting_detail_T11_R171.php

 

Bilingual Branch Librarian, Brewster, WA

Performs advanced administrative work in planning, organizing, and managing day-to-day operations of a single branch library, ensuring efficient delivery of library materials and services. Oversees branch program planning and related work as apparent or assigned. Supervises, trains and schedules staff. Serves as a liaison between NCW Libraries and the community and promotes the library and its services. Maintains an awareness of customer needs and new technologies, resources and services that will meet these needs. Must work consistently within NCW Libraries standards and policy directives and support the library’s mission of “Connecting the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities.

This position reports to an Area Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Champions excellent customer service and support in all staff and patron interactions.
  • Provides prompt and knowledgeable assistance to all library users and assists with the instruction of library technology.
  • Plans, schedules, and organizes daily, weekly, and monthly programs for a diverse audience.
  • Develops and promotes story time events.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of supplies.
  • Promotes and develops library engagement opportunities within the community.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and responsibility for the circulation of library materials, including new user registration, account issues, payments, book reservations, and shelving.
  • Hires, supervises, and trains Library Associates, Customer Service Technicians, Library Assistants, Pages and Volunteers.
  • Ensures all staff and volunteers are performing assigned duties and meeting customer service standards.
  • Conducts regular performance coaching and participates in disciplinary action with HR as needed.
  • Assists in collection development and follows NCW Libraries’ Collection Development Policy.
  • Respects the confidentiality of library users and records in accordance with NCW Libraries’ Confidentiality Policy.

Required Qualifications
Education & Experience:

Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited graduate program required (MLS or MLIS) or working towards a Master's degree (MLS or MLIS).  NCW Libraries Tuition Assistance Program is also available for graduate students. 

Three years related experience and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and the ability to effectively assist patrons with library technology.
  • Knowledge and adherence to library policies and the ALA Code of Ethics.
  • Knowledge of personnel and time management principles.
  • Ability to identify, establish and maintain community partnerships and serve as an ambassador for NCW Libraries.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, the community and NCW Library staff.
  • Ability to speak in public and present to city leaders and community meetings.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Normally seated, standing or walking at will.
  • Normal physical activity including some bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting and carrying, which may range up to 45 lbs. upon occasion.
  • Keyboarding and working at a computer monitor for extended periods required.
  • Phone usage, reading, speaking, and listening.
  • Interaction with library system staff, library customers, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors will  be necessary to resolve situations or problems.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Special Requirements:

Bilingual skills in English/Spanish required.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Wages & Benefits:

FLSA Status: 
Non-Exempt
Hours: 
Full-Time
Wage: 
Grade M (MLIS) $28.33/hour-$38.07/hour, $58,928.56-$79,195.06
*Initial placement is typically below midpoint depending on qualifications and experience.
A bilingual differential of $1/hour is available for select positions that regularly use a language other than English as a part of their daily work.
Bargaining Unit: Represented

We are proud to offer all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, an employee assistance program (EAP), and life insurance. We offer sick leave, vacation leave, eleven holidays, and two floating holidays. As a public employer, we participate as a member of the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement Plan (PERS) and provide access to optional deferred compensation plans. Our employees may be eligible for Federal Student Loan forgiveness, and we offer a tuition assistance program for those who wish to pursue their Master of Library and Information Science degree.  

 

NCW Libraries is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

 

Please include and attach your cover letter and resume in the upload document section.

  • Full-Time
  • Hourly Range$28.33 USD to $38.07 USD
  • Rate$28.33 USD per hour


Direct Link
Open until filled

 

Technical Services Librarian, Artesia Public Library, NM

The full job description and City of Artesia application can be accessed at:

Teen Services, Artesia Public Library, NM

The full job description and City of Artesia application can be accessed at:

Assistant Director, Upshur County Public Library, Buckhannon, WV

The Upshur County Public Library (UCPL) is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director.  The UCPL is a full service library located in Buckhannon, WV, a progressive college community approximately two hours south of Pittsburgh, PA and two hours north of Charleston, WV.

The successful candidate must be an effective communicator, have strong organizational skills, and possess a sound work ethic. Experience with grant writing, social media, and outreach services would be essential. Proficiency with programming, technology and prior supervisory skills would be beneficial.  A major component of this position will be seeking new ways to engage and promote lifelong reading experiences to our patrons of all ages.

UCPL primarily serves a county with a population of about 25,000. In addition, the UCPL is a service center library, providing administrative services to 14 affiliates in a six county region.  UCPL has an annual operating budget of approximately $350,000 and a staff of 5 FTEs and 2 part-time employees.

The minimum requirement for the position is an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and three years of professional library service, supervisory experience would be beneficial.  The salary will be dependent upon the candidate’s experience within our budget (around $36,000), with a competitive benefits package.

Qualified applicants may send their resume and three professional references to the Upshur County Public Library, Attn: Assistant Director Search Committee, 1150 Route 20 South Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201.  Alternatively, resumes may be sent via e-mail to: [email protected].  Application review will continue until the position is filled. A full job description is also available upon request.


Library Associate, Sno-Isle Libraries, Clinton Library

Pay Range: $27.09 - $37.12 hourly
Hours per Week: 15
Job Requisition: 29362

Closing Date: September 26, 2022 - 9:59 p.m.

Job Summary

The Library Associate performs skilled paraprofessional library support services at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to the Library District's effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours working Tuesday through Saturday and on occasions may be asked to work at other locations as needed. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.

Essential Functions

  1. Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
  2. Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.
  3. Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.
  4. Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.
  5. Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.
  6. Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
  7. Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.
  8. Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  9. May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.
  10. Travel from one work site to another as staffing needs require.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Make presentations to the public as assigned.
  2. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  3. Train new staff as needed.
  4. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  5. Assist with special projects as required.
  6. Participate on committees or teams as assigned.
  7. May serve as the volunteer coordinator of a community library.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

Positions of the class typically report to a Library Manager, Assistant Library Manager, or Library Circulation Supervisor. Although direct supervision is not a normal part of the position's work, incumbents may be designated as lead people to provide work direction to coworkers or volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  3. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of library resources, programs, and services.
  6. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
  7. Strong customer service skills.
  8. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  9. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  11. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  12. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the public and co-workers.
  14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

  1. College-level education or specialized training such as library science, presenting programs, or other profession-based subject areas.
  2. Two years of experience providing direct customer service.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases. Incumbents may frequently move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds, including transfer of books and other materials to carts or shelves of varying heights. Incumbents may be required to move carts of books and other materials about the building for extended periods of time. Incumbents are required operate computers and may frequently remain stationary at one workstation for extended periods of time.

The incumbent must regularly communicate with coworkers and members of the public. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

Incumbents may travel to various sites in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions. To accomplish this travel, the incumbent must be able to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to make independent arrangements for such transportation.

The following questions will be asked during the application process:

  1. Describe your experience in providing technical assistance in computer hardware and software.
  2. Describe your experience in creating programs and presenting information to groups of people.
  3. Describe your experience providing direct customer service, including specific examples.
  4. Describe your experience navigating web databases and the techniques used for researching and accessing those resources.
  5. Describe your experience being in charge of a building or facility.
  6. Describe any college education and/or any additional post-secondary instruction and training you have had, including the major or program(s) of study.

Online application link for the Library Associate position in the Clinton Library:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=7DCA7393E0FCBDDD24786ED549B71F9E&fromClientSide=true

 

Library Circulation Supervisor, Sno-Isle Libraries, Stanwood Library

Pay Range: $5,915.87 - $8,164.00 monthly
Hours per Week: 40
Job Requisition: 29352

Closing Date: September 22, 2022 - 9:59 p.m.

 

Job Summary

The Library Circulation Supervisor will supervise assigned staff to provide effective and efficient operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone. Oversee and perform circulation and related public services in a community library.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.

Essential Functions

  1. Oversee assigned staff in providing effective and efficient service to customers of the community library; maintains department desk schedule and employee's monthly schedule.
  2. Perform circulation tasks such as charging and issuing materials to customers using the integrated library computer system; receiving and processing returned materials; returning materials to circulating collections or other appropriate location; supporting the circulation front desk, and providing information to customers on circulation policies and procedures.
  3. Provide effective direction to assigned staff including managing and supervising department staff; interviewing and selecting staff, monitoring and evaluating job performance; training and development.
  4. Respond to building and customer issues to include assuring the proper operation of the community library as well as resolving customer inquiries and complaints related to circulation services.
  5. Recommend and develop library procedures and process improvements.
  6. Serve as part of management team helping with planning and problem-solving service issues at the community library.
  7. Receive and account for cash from fees and copier charges.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Initiate requests for repairs or maintenance when facility or equipment problems arise; works with city staff or maintenance services to resolve facility issues as needed.
  2. Perform technical liaison duties including assisting customers with technology issues and diagnosing software problems as needed.
  3. Assist with the daily opening and/or closing of the library and securing of the Service Center building and its office equipment as needed.
  4. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  5. Coordinate library volunteers as needed.
  6. Train new staff as needed.
  7. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  8. Assist with special projects as required.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

This position reports to a Library Manager. The position supervises paraprofessional and clerical library staff. Position may direct work activities of a librarian assigned to the library on a part-time basis.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for the integrated library system.
  2. Knowledge of principles of supervising and training staff.
  3. Strong customer service skills.
  4. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  5. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  6. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  7. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  9. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with others.
  10. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
  11. Ability to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to arrange independently for such travel.
  12. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

 

Education and Experience

  1. Associate's degree in a related field preferred.
  2. Three years customer service or other related experience required, some of which must have been in a library.
  3. Supervisory or management experience required.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most of the work of incumbents is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters on spine labels; and operate computers and other office equipment for extended periods of time. An incumbent may occasionally move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds. Incumbents may be required to remain stationary at one workstation for extended periods of time and move about the building at others.

The incumbent must regularly communicate with coworkers and members of the public. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

Incumbents may travel to various sites in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions. To accomplish this travel, the incumbent must be able to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to make independent arrangements for such transportation. 

The following questions will be asked during the application process:

  1. What is the length of time you have supervised others? Provide two detailed examples of your experience in supervision, including hiring, performance management, and corrective actions.
  2. Provide one detailed example of your experience in resolving disruptive behavior effectively. Be specific.
  3. Provide two detailed examples of your experience providing direct customer service in a library or public service environment.
  4. Provide two detailed examples of your experience using an integrated library system.

Online application link for Library Circulation Supervisor position in Stanwood Library: 

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=7DCA7393E0FCBDDD24786ED549B71F9E&fromClientSide=true

 

County Librarian, County of Yolo, CA

 

Yolo County, California, with a population of just over 220,000, is a naturally beautiful and richly diverse county. It is one of the leading agricultural producers in the nation with 661,000 acres that are used primarily for farming and ranching. The Capay Valley is one of the leaders in the nation for organic farming.
An abundance of academic and cultural resources are located within the County, such as the University of California, Davis with 35,000 acres and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class performance center and concert hall. Recreational activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking along Cache Creek, bicycling on scenic country roads and bike paths, and
fishing and water-skiing along the Sacramento River. The
Sacramento Rivercats baseball team is located in West
Sacramento and the nearby Golden One Center is home to the Sacramento Kings basketball team.
The County seat is located in Woodland, which is just 20 miles northwest of the State Capitol of Sacramento. Its proximity to the
Sacramento International Airport and two major highways places Yolo County within a major transportation hub, as well as within two hours driving distance to the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa-Sonoma wine region, and the pristine mountains and ski resorts of Lake
Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.
Yolo County is one of California’s original counties. The county seat is located in Woodland, which is just 20 miles northwest of the State Capitol of Sacramento. The county is governed by an elected Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, and is organized into functional areas including General Government; Community Services; Law and Justice System; Health and Human Services; and Capitol Projects.
The County has a recommended budget of $667,609,455 for fiscal year 2022-23 and more than 1,800 funded full-time equivalent positions. The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan guides the governance of Yolo County and includes the following five key goals:
 Thriving Residents
 Safe Communities
 Sustainable Environment
 Flourishing Agriculture
 Robust Economy
The Yolo County Board of Supervisors will use the Strategic Plan to align goals and actions, set policies, and prioritize funding and
resources.

The Yolo County Library’s service area consists of 160,000 residents and serves the entire county except for the City of Woodland, which has city-funded public library services. Branch libraries are located in
Clarksburg, Davis, Esparto, Knights Landing, West Sacramento, Winters, and Yolo. A satellite branch is
located in South Davis at Montgomery Elementary School. Library Administration, Technical Services,
Archives, Records Center, and the Yolo County Historical Collection are located in Woodland at the
Shipley Walters Center for Yolo County Archives and Library Services.
The recommended budget for the Library for fiscal year 2022-23 is almost $12,000,000 and the major source of revenue is a dedicated property tax. Other sources of revenue include the Davis parcel tax, city support from Winters and West Sacramento, joint use agreements with local school districts, the Countywide
general fund, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation donations, local and state grants and use of the reserves. There are currently 41 regular employees as well as a large group of employees that work in an extra-help capacity. The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive
employee workforce that is reflective of the population and who are knowledgeable, encouraging and continually supporting of communities in the region and deliver quality services to all customers. www.yolocountylibrary.org.
Yolo County Library offers the following free services: a robust and updated collection of print and
digital materials, Link+, Books by Mail, Zip Books, Internet and Wi-Fi access, use of computers and software applications, community meeting and group study rooms, adult and early literacy support, multilingual
storytimes and parent/caregiver education workshops, homework and research assistance, reference
services and oversight of the County Archives, Records Center, and the Yolo County Historical Collection.
The Library launched an extensive strategic planning effort in 2020 and 2021, including a community
survey to which 2,350 residents responded, a staff survey and listening sessions, as well as stakeholder
interviews with dozens of local leaders. Based on this feedback, the Library established the following
Strategic Priorities for 2022-2027 to position the Library as a future-focused, responsive and inclusive
organization:
• Ensure Residents Read and Thrive
• Help Lifelong Learners Succeed
• Offer Programs and Services that Strengthen Community Connections
• Maximize our Impact on Community Development
• Support and Promote the Yolo County Archives, Records Center and Historical Collection
In addition, the Library updated its Facilities Master Plan in 2018 to plan for library services to meet the evolving needs of Yolo County residents through 2035. Recently completed capital projects include the construction of a new Yolo Branch Library, a $2 million renovation of the Archives and Records Center
facility, extensive interior renovations of the Clarksburg, Knights Landing and Esparto branch libraries, as well as interior enhancements to the Winters, West Sacramento and Davis libraries.
The Yolo County Library Advisory Board has proclaimed: “No matter where you come from, everyone is welcome at Yolo County Library.” The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and embraces all spoken and signed languages, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all immigrants and refugees, and all abilities and disabilities.

STRENGTHS OF THE LIBRARY
 The Library has taken intentional steps to build a more diverse and culturally competent staff, as well as to provide library materials, programs and services that meet the needs of its diverse communities.
 The Library has cultivated productive partnerships and relationships with its cities, school districts, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups, and numerous nonprofit organizations and entities. The ambition to improve upon and build additional facilities is an added strength.
 There is a strong commitment to staff and organizational development which has cultivated a positive, creative, and knowledgeable staff. This commitment is evident in staff providing culturally relevant services, programs and making customers feel welcome, seen and heard, including members of previously unserved or underserved communities. Yolo County Library staff have taken a leadership role in the development of a countywide diversity, equity and inclusion assessment and strategic plan.
 The Library is the custodian of the County Archives and Records Center with the County Librarian acting as the County Archivist. The Archives is a rich resource with content that is unique to Yolo County.
 The community rates library staff, services and programs with a high level of satisfaction. This is due, in part, to successful collaboration with the County Board of Supervisors, County departments, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups, city and school district partners.
There is a tremendous opportunity for innovation and building a team that will directly confront challenges facing the Library, its communities, and the County as a whole. This is a library system with the potential for growth, and is committed to reducing barriers for all community members to access and use library services.

 

The County Librarian serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority and is responsible for managing and directing a balanced county library system that includes a comprehensive program of library services.
Policies are set by the Board of Supervisors and general administrative direction is provided by the County Administrator. The County Library Advisory Board advises the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian. The County Librarian is also the County’s Chief Archivist.
The County Librarian will have the authority of the County leadership to lead the Library to the next level, a base of dedicated funding, strong Friends of the Library groups and Library Foundation groups and
community support, a high level of employee engagement, and the opportunity to make a difference in the County. The Board of Supervisors value the good standing and positive impact of the Library in the community, and are cognizant and supportive of the Library’s needs.
This position promises to be professionally rewarding to shape library service in Yolo County, as well as to influence regional and statewide library development. Yolo County’s proximity to the State Capitol, and the State Library give the County Librarian access to broader resources and opportunities. The Yolo Coun-ty Library is a member of the NorthNet Library Cooperative, a regional resource-sharing organization con-sisting of 40 suburban and rural libraries in Northern California, which provide the County Librarian with net-working and relationship-building opportunities with other library leaders.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Evaluate community needs and coordinate with community-interest groups, elected officials, County administration, Library staff and others to determine the scope and nature of the services provided in each service area in regard to operating hours, relevance of collections, programs, new or expanded facilities and services required in light of changing social conditions and best practices for providing Library services;
 Develop a plan to integrate current and new technology to provide users with greater access to technology;
 Support building projects, ensuring timely advancement of projects and oversight of funding possibilities;
 Participate in the nurturing and development of local Library support groups, including Friends of the Library and the County Library Advisory Board;
 Plan, develop and implement goals and objectives for Library programs and services, and develop strategies to achieve department goals;
 Prepare and administer grants and other proposals which provide funding, and develop
implementation plans to ensure adherence to grant requirements;
 Plan, manage and coordinate Library activities and services, and pursue joint agency activities to ex-pand Library services;
 Promote Library services, programs and needs to the public, businesses, schools, colleges, Library support groups and other interested agencies; oversee the development of Library promotional materials and activities; participate in a wide range of public and community functions designed to promote Library programs and services;
 Select, train, mentor and evaluate staff;
 Direct the preparation of and administer each service area budget; and
 Participate and encourage staff participation in the activities of professional library organizations.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: Graduation from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association; AND
EXPERIENCE: Seven years of professional library experience with
proven management and supervisory experience; and
demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of public
Administration including county government and the laws
applicable to library service in this state.
In addition to the characteristics listed above, the ideal candidate should also be a visionary, collaborative leader who is an excellent communicator, positive, authentic, respectful, inclusive, approachable, and demonstrates the ability to cultivate and sustain relationships. The County Librarian will also need to be an effective advocate both for the needs of the public as well as for the staff who are serving the public. Candidates who have recent public library experience as well as experience with building projects will be well served by that background in this capacity. Key personal characteristics also include self-awareness, diplomacy, patience, enthusiasm, and tireless energy for the mission of the Library. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a sensitivity to social
justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, regional issues, appreciate the diversity of Yolo County, and be deeply committed to Library Services, the County, and the communities that are served by the Library.

 

Children's Librarian, Snohomish, WA

Closing date: September 16, 2022 - 9:59 p.m.

$5,915.87 - $8,164.00 Salary/month, Full-Time

The Librarian focuses on system initiatives and committee work, information services, collection maintenance, program and service creation, system level support for smaller community libraries, and community engagement – making connections, developing relationships, and providing services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone while supporting community organizations and promoting the library.

The person selected will represent Sno-Isle in the Snohomish community with a focus on outreach to support student success and developing community partnerships to support strategic priorities. This opportunity is for someone who enjoys and is able to effectively provide children’s services such as storytimes, programming, system-wide team support and reference assistance, and who has excellent technology and presentation skills to support outreach events in schools and the community.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.  

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.  

Essential Functions

  1. Provide professional research assistance and readers’ advisory to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.
  2. Provide training to customers in library skills including use of computers, the catalog, and electronic resources.
  3. Assist with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.
  4. Develop and present various library programs with a focus on children services (educational, early literacy, community interest, or civic engagement and individual customer research or instructional sessions).
  5. Create and curate online content to meet community needs and interests.
  6. Assist in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.
  7. Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. May be in charge of the building in the absence of other supervisory staff.
  2. Serve on various library committees as assigned.
  3. Coordinate library volunteers as needed.
  4. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  5. Train new staff as needed.
  6. Participate in ongoing professional development.
  7. Assist with special projects as required.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

The position typically reports to a community library manager, assistant manager, or the manager of a major functional area such as Information Services. Supervision of the work of others is not a normal part of the work of these positions, but incumbents may from time to time assist in the training of other staff in library-related work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of library resources, programs, and services in a public library.
  3. Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom in public libraries.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
  6. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  7. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  8. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  9. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  11. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  12. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
  14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Office, electronic databases and electronic content platforms, e-mail, chat, social media platforms, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be acquired by a combination of experience and education including:

  1. Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university required, or completion of the degree within six months of hire.
  2. Provide a Washington State Librarian certificate within 60 days of hire or degree completion.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to operate computers for extended periods of time. The incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; move library materials including transfer of books and other items to carts or shelves of varying heights; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must communicate with coworkers and members of the public. There are regular interpersonal contacts with staff members and customers. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

The following job-level questions will be asked during the application process:

  1. Describe your experience providing direct customer service including in-person, online, or by telephone. Provide an example of a time you provided excellent customer service.
  2. Describe your experience presenting and/or developing library programs. Give one detailed example of a program you were involved in.
  3. Describe your experience being in charge of a building or facility.
  4. Describe your experience responding to challenges of Intellectual Freedom.
  5. Describe your experience providing community outreach, making connections, and developing relationships in a library or related setting. Provide one detailed example of a time you interacted in a community to build relationships.
  6. Describe your experience providing services to support community organizations and to promote the library.

 

Director, Paris, IL

Due to retirement, the Paris Carnegie Public Library is seeking a caring, creative, and confident new director. Located in east central Illinois, the library serves a community of 8,300 people. The new director will lead the library into the future by implementing services and programs to meet the needs and interests of the community.

Serving the community in a classic Carnegie building, the library director will manage a staff of 5 and work with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library, and the community at large. The chosen leader will coordinate and cooperate with all patrons, government officials, and civic leaders.

Minimum Requirements

§ A Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline area of study, five years of library experience with 2 years of supervisory experience.

§ Knowledge of principles and practices of modern library programs, classification and selection techniques, community library needs and resources.

§ Ability to plan, organize, and implement a comprehensive library program.

§ Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing and to establish and maintain working relationships with employees, board, other agencies, and the public.

§ Ability to maintain computers and to troubleshoot computer and network issues.

§ Ability to work collaboratively with the board of trustees to support the overall mission of the library.

 

Salary range of $42,000 -- $50,000 with compensation negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package including paid sick leave, competitive health insurance, and participation in IMRF. Job description at https://parispubliclibrary.org/library-director-job-description/

Location

Paris Carnegie Public Library

207 S. Main St

Paris, IL 61944 https://parispubliclibrary.org/

 

How to apply

Please apply by sending a cover letter, a resume, and the contact information for 3 professional references to: [email protected]

Applications accepted through September 30, 2022.

 

Branch Manager, Lincoln County Library System, Thayne, WY

Are you ready for a new adventure, or thinking about trying something new? We have an opportunity just for you! The Lincoln County Library System is seeking a friendly, creative, energetic and customer service oriented individual to serve as the branch manager at the Thayne Branch Library. The ideal candidate will have a winning attitude, excellent communication skills and the aptitude for performing professional level work. Some library experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right individual.

If you are interested in living around, and working in, beautiful Thayne, Wyoming, go to https://linclib.org/careers to download an application and view a complete job description. This is a full time, benefited position. Open until filled. Contact Richard Landreth at [email protected] or 307-877-6961 for additional information. EOE.

Open until filled

https://linclib.org/careers

 

Youth Services Librarian, Star Valley Branch Library, Afton, WY

Lincoln County Library System is seeking a friendly, creative, energetic and customer service oriented individual to serve as a youth services librarian at the Lincoln County Library in Kemmerer.

Duties include: planning, implementing and promoting youth services programs, compiling statistics and reports, assisting with technology, providing reference and information services with patrons; performs collection development for the youth services department, processing new materials and providing excellent customer service. Applicants should work well independently, enjoy working with people of all ages, have excellent computer skills and love libraries and working with children.  High school diploma or equivalent required with some college related to child development preferred.

Application and complete job description is available at https://linclib.org/careers. This is a full-time benefited position, with some weekends and evenings required. Open until filled. Contact October Dunford at 307-877-6961 for additional information. EOE. 

Open until filled

https://linclib.org/careers

 

Branch Librarian, Republic Library, WA

Performs advanced administrative work in planning, organizing, and managing day-to-day operations of a single branch library, ensuring efficient delivery of library materials and services. Oversees branch program planning and related work as apparent or assigned. Supervises, trains and schedules staff. Serves as a liaison between NCW Libraries and the community and promotes the library and its services. Maintains an awareness of customer needs and new technologies, resources and services that will meet these needs. Must work consistently within NCW Libraries standards and policy directives and support the library’s mission of “Connecting the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities.

 

This position reports to an Area Manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Champions excellent customer service and support in all staff and patron interactions.
• Provides prompt and knowledgeable assistance to all library users and assists with the instruction of library technology.
• Plans, schedules, and organizes daily, weekly, and monthly programs for a diverse audience.
• Develops and promotes story time events.
• Maintains adequate inventory of supplies.
• Promotes and develops library engagement opportunities within the community.
• Comprehensive knowledge and responsibility for the circulation of library materials, including new
user registration, account issues, payments, book reservations, and shelving.
• Hires, supervises, and trains Library Associates, Customer Service Technicians, Library Assistants, Pages and Volunteers.
• Ensures all staff and volunteers are performing assigned duties and meeting customer service standards.
• Conducts regular performance coaching and participates in disciplinary action with HR as needed.
• Assists in collection development and follows NCW Libraries’ Collection Development Policy.
• Respects the confidentiality of library users and records in accordance with NCW Libraries’ Confidentiality Policy.

Education & Experience
• Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited graduate program required. Other degrees and/or experience may be considered.
• Three years public library experience and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
o Applicants may also be considered who have the ability to obtain WA State Librarian certification within 60 days of hire.
Ability to
• Ability to identify, establish and maintain community partnerships and serve as an ambassador for NCW Libraries.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, the community and NCW Library staff.
• Ability to speak in public and present to city leaders and community meetings.
• Ability to communicate effectively, exercise tact, initiative, and independent judgment. •
• Ability to gather and maintain a variety of library records and statistics.
Knowledge of
• Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation.
• Demonstrated computer literacy and the ability to effectively assist patrons with library technology.
• Knowledge and adherence to library policies and the ALA Code of Ethics.
• Knowledge of personnel and time management principles.


Work Environment

& Physical Demands
• Normally seated, standing or walking at will.
• Normal physical activity including some bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting and carrying, which may range up to 45 lbs. upon occasion.
• Keyboarding and working at a computer monitor for extended periods required.
• Phone usage, reading, speaking, and listening.
• Interaction with library system staff, library customers, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors will be necessary to resolve situations or problems.


Special Requirements:

Fluency in English required. Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours: Full-Time
Wage: Grade M (MLIS) $28.33/hour-$38.07/hour, $58,928.56-$79,195.06
*Initial placement is typically below midpoint depending on qualifications and experience
Bargaining Unit: Represented
We are proud to offer all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, an employee assistance program (EAP), and life insurance. We offer sick leave, vacation leave, eleven holidays, and two floating holidays. As a public employer, we participate as a member of the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement Plan (PERS) and provide access to optional deferred compensation plans. Our employees may be eligible for Federal Student Loan forgiveness, and we offer a tuition assistance program for those who wish to pursue their Master of Library and Information Science degree. A bilingual differential of $1/hour is available for select positions that regularly use a language other than English as a part of their daily work.

Ethical Practice: Consistently demonstrates integrity through behavior, character, and action.
• Professionalism: Completes work to a set standard, both as an individual and part of a team. Exhibits competence, proficiency, and accountability.
• Building Respectful Relationships: Promotes confidentiality and trust, fosters a positive culture, and exhibits respect with all verbal and nonverbal communication.
• Valuing Diversity & Promoting Inclusiveness: Respects, values, and encourages the unique dimension each person adds to the organization and that each member of the community brings to the whole. Values diverse perspectives, displays inclusive behavior, and cultivates respect for all individuals, groups, and cultures.
• Library Advocacy & Intellectual Freedom: Promotes and supports the fundamental purpose of the public library which includes understanding the library’s role in providing free and equal access to ideas, information, resources, and services, from all points of view, without restriction, to every individual.
• User Focus: Understands and effectively
meets individual and community needs. Promotes a welcoming environment, fosters equality and meaningful connections, and strives to increase user satisfaction.
• Effective Communication & Collaboration: Provides concise, timely, and accurate information through appropriate channels, internally and externally. Listens actively and welcomes constructive feedback. Works effectively with others to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
• Foundational Knowledge: Cultivates proficiency in position-related areas. Knows and supports the library’s mission, vision, and structure along with the library’s collection, services, and resources.
• Adaptability: Responds positively to organizational change and shows a willingness and flexibility to learn and develop. Assesses situations, adapts, and identifies effective solutions.
• Continuous Learning: Commits to an environment of excellence and continuous learning. Takes initiative to develop as an individual and to improve the library system.
NCW Libraries Core Competencies

About NCW Libraries
NCW Libraries is a public library system serving five counties in Washington State (Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan). Geographically, we are the largest and one of the most rural of Washington’s library system, covering nearly 15,000 square miles and serving a population of just over 270,000.
The library’s mission is: Connecting the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities.
We operate 30 public library branches and have administrative offices in Wenatchee. Among other things, branch libraries provide access to diverse physical and non-traditional collections, community meeting spaces, public access computers, free Wi-Fi, and a wide range of library programming for all ages. Our website provides library card holders with free access to eBooks and digital audiobooks as well as a large number of online resources, including Kanopy, the New York Times, Consumer Reports, Rosetta Stone, and more. In addition, our outreach services include: enhancing library access to the most rural patrons through a unique mail order library and two bookmobiles; fostering creative thinking and STEM literacy through a STEM outreach program; and providing bilingual outreach service to the Latinx community. More information about our library system and the services we provide can be found at www.ncwlibraries.org.

Direct link Branch Librarian MLIS/MLS - Republic (position is open until filled).

 

Library Director, Holly Springs, MS

The Marshall County Library System in Holly Springs, MS, is seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable party to serve as director of the library system. The system includes libraries in Byhalia, Holly Springs and Potts Camp, MS.

Nestled in the rolling hills of North Mississippi, Holly Springs is half an hour from Oxford, MS and an hour from Memphis, TN and boasts beautiful historic homes, affordable real estate, Blues on the Square and a warm and welcoming community.

Starting wage for this position is between $40,000 and $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience.  Previous library-related experience is preferred. Benefits include personal and medical leave, health and life insurance, participation in the Public Employees Retirement Program and reimbursement of work-related expenses.

Candidates for this position must have or be working toward a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school; the ability to establish and administer procedures according to policies established by the administrative board of trustees; willingness to learn library management including employment of staff, prescription of duties and removal for cause;  strong computer skills; experience with or willingness to learn financial and statistical management;  some experience with development of an annual budget; experience with grant writing;  good organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to deal with patron difficulties and emergencies and additional duties necessary for the effective administration of the library system.

Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Jane Heineke, Board of Trustees Chair, c/o Marshall County Library, 109 Gholson Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635 or [email protected]

 

Regional Library Administrator, Eureka Springs, AR

The Carroll and Madison Library System (CAMALS) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as their Regional Library Administrator.  CAMALS is two-county, six-library, rural library system in Northwest Arkansas that serves the information needs of the 45,000+ citizens of Carroll and Madison counties.  The Regional Library Administrator is a full-time position. 

A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is required for this position or the willingness and ability to complete an MLIS within 3years of hire.  A minimum of five years of experience in progressively responsible positions is required, preferably in a library setting.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds. 

The CAMALS administrative office is located in the heart of the Arkansas Ozarks in historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The system has libraries in Eureka Springs, Berryville, Green Forest, Huntsville, Kingston, and St. Paul.

Annual salary is $42,900.  Benefits include 100% paid health insurance, APERS (Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System) matching retirement, accrual of 7 hours sick leave per month, and 35 hours vacation after 1 year of employment. 

Please read the full job description here: https://www.camals.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/RLA-Job-Description.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to:
[email protected]

Or mail to:
Carroll and Madison Library System
44 Kingshighway A-3
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Cover letter may be addressed to the CAMALS Board of Trustees

https://www.camals.org/job-opportunity-regional-library-administrator/

 

Director, Oberlin Public Library, OH

Ohio is home to some of the nation’s best libraries. Here is your chance to lead one.
The trustees of the Oberlin Public Library in Oberlin, Ohio are seeking a forward-thinking, strategic leader as its next Director. This hands-on, mission-oriented leadership position will plan, implement, and administer all aspects of the operation of the Oberlin Public Library. The new Director will provide strategic leadership and possess a strong orientation towards vision, customer service, staff training and development, innovation, intellectual freedom, and increasing community collaboration.


About Oberlin Public Library:
The Library is committed to its mission of informing, educating, inspiring, and entertaining. They strive to create an environment where civic engagement, learning, and literacy thrive.
Not only does the Oberlin Public Library serve the residents of Oberlin, they play a role as a regional library and service smaller communities nearby in Lorain County and other counties as well. They are actively involved in supporting the community in unique ways, such as through The Bridge, a division of the library that serves as technology resource to address the digital divide. Located near the town square, the Library is an integral part of the community.
About Oberlin, Ohio: Oberlin is an historic community in Northeast Ohio just west of Cleveland. Home to the world-renowned Oberlin College and Conservatory, the town is known for its Midwest charm, progressiveness, and history of civil rights and social justice. A thriving college community with a vibrant town square, Oberlin offers wonderful amenities, numerous cultural and arts activities including several art museums, performing arts centers, outdoor recreation, and the support of its residents and business community. The region offers easy access to Lake Erie, Cleveland, Akron, Lorain, and Toledo.


Position Requirements and Compensation
Ideal candidates will have:
• Experience with most aspects of Library operations.
• Experience with strategic planning and leading organizational growth.
• Experience building strong, collaborative work groups focused on attaining superior results.
• Experience collaborating and partnering with Trustees/Board members, community partners, and other key stakeholders.
• Ability to use empirical data to drive change and measure results.
• Ability to implement policies and uphold the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community.
• Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred.
• A Master’s degree in Library Science is strongly preferred, although other relevant Master’s level disciplines will be considered.
A generous compensation package includes competitive base pay with a pay range minimum of $90,000; healthcare benefits include time-off, medical, dental, vision, pension plan, and more.


To Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Chief Executive Officer, Indianapolis Public Library, IN

Excited for new leadership, the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is eager to be more inclusive, uplift all voices, and create lasting institutional change. IndyPL believes this can be achieved through open communication, breaking down barriers to service, and finding more opportunities to provide Indianapolis with the essential resources and services it deserves.  The Board of Trustees, staff, and community have spent the past year looking within and are seeking a transformational leader who can guide the library on its journey toward becoming a more welcoming and inclusive institution. The library desires a committed professional who can create collaborative structures, amplify the library’s voice, and forge a path forward together. Governed by an appointed 7-member board, with a $48.9 million budget, 24 service locations, and 574 employees as of the end of 2021, IndyPL is positioned to meet the changing needs of its residents. IndyPL offers unique collections such as the Center for Black Literature and Culture, Chris Gonzalez Collection, the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, and an extensive diverse collection. The library serves as a leader in the community offering community spaces, and services. IndyPL circulated more than 7.2 million books from online to physical books in 2021.  

With an affordable cost of living, a close-knit community, and a love for the arts and sports, Indianapolis offers big city amenities with Midwestern charm. Recently named one of Food & Wine’s Next Great Food Cities, the region boasts traditional cuisine from across the globe and new takes on American fare. Home to five USA sports federations, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, and headquarters of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the city has become the amateur sports capital of the world and professional sports fans have multiple teams to cheer on. A diverse and growing community, Indianapolis has opened its arms to immigrant populations and proactively supports those who call it home through its Immigrant Welcome Center and many different cultural festivals. Residents have no shortage of things to do with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Newfields (which includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art), the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Indiana Repertory Theatre as popular destinations. It is easy to get around Indianapolis with an expanding public transportation system or to take advantage of Indianapolis International Airport-ranked the best airport in North America for nine years in a row.

Responsibilities: The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for working with the Library Board to develop long-term plans and directions for the library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of the library; providing effective team development leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with elected officials at the state and county level. The CEO functions with a high degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Board. The IndyPL CEO directly supervises the Chief Public Services Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, the Strategic Planning & Assessment Officer, and department directors including Collection Management, Selection & Acquisition; Communications; Facilities; Human Resources; and Innovation & Technology.

Qualifications:  A minimum of five years of professional (or paraprofessional equivalent) library experience and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university are required.  Non-MLS applicants who have not completed the educational requirement may be considered if the degree can be completed within three years of hire.  Experience as a public library director in a large urban library system is highly preferred.  Experience managing trauma-informed care in the workplace is desirable.  Essential attributes and skills include: leading strategic change and meeting Library goals; implementing and communicating clearly the organizational vision in a continuously changing environment; leading people through effective communication while consistently demonstrating integrity and honesty, fostering teamwork, developing staff, and effectively resolving conflicts; demonstrating sound business acumen and decision-making through the strategic use of data to understand and manage human, financial, and information resources; and effectively building coalitions both internally and externally to achieve common goals in alignment with library strategies. 

Compensation: A hiring salary range of $140,000 – $210,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package including coverage of both the employee and employer portions of PERF (14.2 % of employee salary).

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply by email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen E. Miller ([email protected]). This position closes on September 25, 2022.

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/indianapolis/.

 

Executive Director, La Grange Public Library, IL

Learn. Explore. Connect.  The La Grange Public Library (IL) invites you to consider becoming its next Executive Director. The seven-member Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director who will commit to developing, enhancing, and supporting new library services and programs for the community. The La Grange Public Library serves 15,600+ residents from a centrally located and highly accessible downtown building. With a vital staff (26 FTE), a dedicated Library Board, and a $3 million annual budget, the library seeks the leadership of a visionary and innovative Executive Director. Highlights include excellent children’s programs, the Digital Studio, and a dynamic collection that provides current traditional materials as well as Library of Things equipment. Key opportunities for the next Executive Director include implementing the new strategic plan; filling a newly created Assistant Director position; mentoring and working collaboratively with Library staff to create a positive, service-oriented, and welcoming work culture; championing equity, diversity, and inclusion; revamping current workspaces; and growing new partnerships with external agencies and organizations.  

La Grangean award-winning village founded in the 1800s, today bustles with activities including shopping, dining, and entertainment. The community encourages and supports a wide variety of independent retailers and creates fun and enriching events that attract young families. Anchored by the La Grange Village Hall, downtown is the vibrant heart of the community offering residents an opportunity to come together, socialize, and celebrate.  Some of the buildings date from the 1890s when retail and commercial businesses began to flourish. In addition to an active and energetic downtown, La Grange is known for its historic residential district, its pedestrian-friendly environment, and its excellent public schools. When people visit La Grange, they want to stay! With quick access to three major highways, two train stations, two airports, and a public bus system, La Grange provides easy access to nearby suburbs, downtown Chicago, and the rest of the nation. 

Responsibilities. The Executive Director works closely with the Library Board and staff to fulfill the library’s mission of serving the community.  This position administers all library activities and services as directed and outlined in the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.  The Executive Director also plans, organizes, develops, and administers the operation of the library.  As the face of the library in both the La Grange and greater library community, the successful candidate will model the standards and philosophy of service the Library Trustees, staff, and community have come to expect.  

Qualifications. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of progressively responsible professional public library experience—at least three years of which demonstrate management ability in administration, budgeting, planning, and supervision—are required.  Essential attributes include energy and enthusiasm; personal integrity; excellent interpersonal abilities; and collaboration and consensus-building skills.  Experience reporting to a governing Board, success with fundraising and development, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and experience with facilities/space design are desired. 

Compensation. A starting salary range of $83,239 – $115,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an exceptional fringe benefits package. 

For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Brian C. Hare ([email protected]) on or before the closing date of Sunday, October 9, 2022. 

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/la-grange/.

 

Assistant Library Director, Shasta Public Libraries, CA
Shasta County is one of the last hidden gems in California. Redding, home to Shasta Public Libraries’ main branch, is the sunniest city in California and offers a small-town feel with big city living. Come stretch your legs and your limits – whether it's hiking the hills or rafting the rapids, Redding has countless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Are you looking for a lazy day on the lake? Breathtaking mountains? Hidden waterfalls? Scenic sunsets on the river? Exciting cave tours? Shasta has it. The library’s three branches serve a population of 178,000 throughout Shasta County. Our team is excited to make a difference for our community. Join us and make great things happen. Interested applicants can follow this link to apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1c1f7bef-ce81-46af-be11-c97d02bf9998&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=443971&lang=en_US&source=EN

 

Youth Services Coordinator, East Bonner County Free Library District, Sandpoint, ID

CLASSIFICATION:     Associate I       

Full time (40 hours/week), Non-exempt

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Under the general supervision of the Library Director, develop and administer all youth services. Provide guidance to volunteers. Develop teen and children’s collections and manage acquisitions. Maintain the youth focused areas of the library. Provide reference assistance and reader’s advisory to patrons.

Partner with other community enterprises including schools and non-profit organizations to provide library services throughout the District.

As needed, will also provide library services at the public services desks.  Duties may involve checking materials in and out, shelving materials, updating patron files, answering telephones, answering reference and reader’s advisory questions, assisting patrons with their technology needs and monitoring public areas.

EXAMPLES OF WORK/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Youth/Teen Services Coordinator: Organize and oversee Youth and Young Adult joint projects and tasks. Provide youth programming guidance and assistance to Clark Fork branch staff.  Purchase YA books for Sandpoint, Clark Fork and Bookmobile branches. Occasionally provide prepared craft materials, theme books, supplies and bookmarks for Sandpoint and Clark Fork Libraries. Supervise employees and volunteers during the hours they are assigned to Young Adult Services.

Story/Craft Time: Supervise or Direct interaction with infants – pre-Kindergarten children providing stories, songs, and crafts to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning. 

Program development and implementation: Develop and present programming for youth preK-12th grade. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Story programs that may include crafts, music, plays, puppetry, poems and special presenters.
  • Seasonal reading programs may involve all of the above, plus coordinating themes with other libraries.
  • Recruit members of the community to present portions of the programs. Select and promote library materials to supplement the programs. In conjunction with district Volunteer Coordinator, organize, train & supervise Youth Services department volunteers to assist in all branches.
  • In collaboration with the District’s Exploration Coordinator, offer programs that include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) elements and special presenters.
  • Work with schools to provide library support as needed.

Collection development: Under the general supervision of the Director, continue to develop the youth collection. Weed outdated and worn materials. Read reviews from various sources and use other material selection tools. Respond to patron needs and requests while following guidelines as stated in Collection Development policy. 

Communication: Responsible for verbal communication with school personnel, library patrons, Friends of the Library (FOL), and general public regarding Youth Services. In cooperation with the district’s Marketing Manager: draft written communications; may write press releases, informational articles and EBCL website articles; will prepare and promote the library with book displays, flyers and handouts at community events.

Act as liaison with public school librarians and home school groups. Communicate with FOL to help promote Youth Services events and request their help or financial donations.

Supervise Youth Services for the district: Organize and oversee Youth projects and tasks. Provide Youth programming guidance and assistance to Clark Fork Library staff.  Select materials for Clark Fork and Bookmobile branches. Occasionally provide prepared craft materials, theme books, supplies and bookmarks for their branch.

Supervise two part-time staff Youth Services Assistants and any other employees and volunteers during the hours they may be assigned to Youth Services.

Meetings: Attend staff, committee and other meetings, as well as conferences and continuing education opportunities.

Reference/Readers Advisory:  Answer youth related reference and reader’s advisory questions. Assist patrons in making decisions regarding youth library material selections and research. Make suggestions appropriate to requests.

Maintenance of Youth areas: Maintain teen lounge, tween and children’s areas and collections. Communicate with maintenance personnel to coordinate setup of activity areas. Help make decisions on purchase of furniture. Prepare bulletin boards, posters, artwork, displays, wall hangings, photographs, etc., to create an inviting and interesting atmosphere.

Other duties as needed or assigned. May work at other branch locations as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE, BUT MAY NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  •  Ability to accurately read small letters and numbers rapidly.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand movements for extended durations: grasping/gripping and keyboarding.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended durations; climbing/descending stairs/step stools may be necessary. 
  • Frequent to continuous lifting and handling of objects weighing 1 to 10 pounds, occasionally lifting to 30 pounds and rarely to 40 or 50 pounds; pushing/pulling full book carts that require approximately 20 to 25 pounds of exertion to initiate movement and 10 to 15 pounds of exertion to sustain movement; bending, stooping, kneeling and reaching to floor level and overhead.
  • Speech, vision, touch and hearing are required, as is the ability to identify certain colors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Highly developed and consistently demonstrated internal and external customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in keyboarding, strong computer skills
  • Ability to plan, provide, and evaluate community-oriented library programs and outreach
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn video games
  • Knowledge of library shelving procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with youth of all ages, library staff and patrons; give and follow verbal and written instructions; and work effectively and efficiently with little supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain, enforce and follow library policies, procedures and systems
  • Personal initiative, motivation, positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team as well as alone.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the job requirements.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

·         Although not required, the candidate may possess a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or have relevant experience that prepares them to fulfill the duties outlined above.

  • Prior successful experience/education/training for working with children of all ages, particularly in a library setting. 
  • Classroom management skills required.

SUPERVISOR: Director

WAGE: Minimum entry wage is $19.86/hour (Actual wage is based on experience, qualifications and length of service.)

BEGINNING DATE:   September 26, 2022, or sooner if possible

SCHEDULE:      Monday through Friday.  Occasionally may be necessary to work a flexible schedule, including evenings/weekends.                         

TO APPLY: Contact: Dawn Riggins in Human Resources ([email protected]) of your interest in the position, and provide any pertinent experience/training/education you may have, no later than 5:00 p.m. September 9, 2022.

 

Regional Director of Libraries, Appalachian Regional Library, NC

Would you like to lead a three-county regional library in the beautiful North Carolina mountains? Would you want to live near four-season recreational opportunities, enjoy a vibrant cultural arts scene, and reside in a highly-rated school district? Appalachian Regional Library is seeking a dynamic, outgoing individual to head a staff of 59 dedicated employees.

TITLE/CLASS: Director of Libraries/Manager VI/Classification Grade 20 LIBRARY: Appalachian Regional Library (Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties, NC)

QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school, seven years of professional public library experience preferred (including five years of public library administrative or management experience), and eligibility for certification by the NC Librarian Certification Committee. Excellent oral and written communication abilities and management skills are necessary. Experience with managing a budget is required. Must be able to plan and direct staff engaged in all library functions.

DUTIES: The Director of Libraries provides professional leadership in planning, organizing, and directing the Appalachian Regional Library System under the general review of the regional library board. This employee works to meet staffing, materials, equipment, and facility needs for five public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties. The regional director’s duties also include making recommendations to the governing board regarding hiring, promotion, or dismissal of management-level employees of the Appalachian Regional Library System; having extensive public contact and frequent conferences with library board members, government officials, and community leaders in all three counties; and maintaining professional relationships with the staff of the State Library of North Carolina, the North Carolina Public Library Directors’ Association, and state legislators.

BEGINNING SALARY RANGE: $68,000-$73,000. Generous benefits.

APPLY BY: Open until filled AVAILABLE: December 2022 TO APPLY and for further information: Send cover letter, resume, and list of references (or questions) to [email protected]

 

Director/CEO, Worthington Libraries, OH

The Worthington Libraries (OH) Board of Trustees seeks a visionary leader, consensus builder, and strong library advocate as its next Director/CEO. As one of only six libraries in the country to have received the Library Journal 5-Star Award every year since 2007, Worthington Libraries is committed to providing excellent service and resources to a population of 60,000 residents out of three physical locations and its website, worthingtonlibraries.org.
The 2007 National Library of the Year, Worthington Libraries is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Worthington School District Board of Education, has 142 FTE, and a $15 million budget generated from the Ohio Public Library Fund and two local permanent property tax levies totaling 4.8 mills. Known for its exemplary customer service, Worthington Libraries sets the standard for how a modern library can serve its community. Key initiatives include assisting the library in its transition to a union environment; building an actively anti-racist library; fostering a positive work culture; and defending intellectual freedom. Founded in 1803, Worthington is one of the Midwest’s first planned communities located at the center of Ohio’s crossroads.

A suburb of Columbus, Worthington offers all the attractions and conveniences of a big city combined with the charm of small-town living. The library serves residents in the City of Worthington, Village of Riverlea, portions of the City of Columbus, and Sharon and Perry Townships. Worthington’s Village Green serves as the local gathering place and is alive with activities like Concerts on the Green and other special events. Local boutiques, restaurants, and shops provide a unique and personal atmosphere that is unlike any other. Excellent schools, high quality of life, and a commitment to sustainability and green initiatives are just a few of the reasons so many people call Worthington home. With two professional sports teams, AAA Baseball, COSI, and the Columbus Zoo – Columbus provides exciting opportunities that are only available in a growing and dynamic city. The region boasts 21 universities and colleges which includes The Ohio State University – the third largest public university in the nation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating and articulating a clear and exciting vision for the future of the library to all library stakeholders; providing visionary, strategic, and transparent leadership to all library stakeholders; developing and supporting all efforts to advance the library’s mission and building community support for the library’s collection, services, and programs; ensuring the library complies with all applicable laws; recommending and implementing library policies; serving as Deputy Fiscal Officer of the Board of Trustees; supporting the professional development of all staff and seeking to build a diverse workforce; negotiating the labor contract with Worthington Public Libraries United; and fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff and patrons.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years leading an organization are required.
A master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or library science–from an ALAaccredited school–and a minimum of three (3) years of experience supervising a system-wide department or branch library, in a public library are preferred.
Experience working with unions is also preferred. The ideal candidate will understand the nuances of the modern workplace, be an active listener and effective communicator, strengthen relationships inside and outside the organization, work closely with the Board of the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries; and serve as a trustworthy source of leadership and inspiration.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $130,000 – $160,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/).

Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Brian C. Hare ([email protected]).

This position closes on September 25, 2022. View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/worthington/.

 

Youth Services Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, IA

For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://www.fairfield.lib.ia.us/job-opening. Applications for this role will be received until the position is filled.

Full-time | Monday-Friday
Reports to Library Director
18.94 per hour, IPERS life insurance, health insurance, and generous paid leave

Position Summary

The Youth Services Librarian creates and promotes library collections and library programs for patrons from birth to 18; offers reader’s advisory services for children and parents; and helps at the circulation desk when needed. The Youth Services Librarian is familiar with the overall functioning of the library and acts as administrator when the director is absent.

Entry Requirements

  •  Education and training: Master’s Degree in Library Science, or equivalent education and experience.
  •  Transportation: Valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle to be used for outreach
  • Work Experience: Prior experience delivering youth programs and relating positively with others in a work environment
  •  A background check will be conducted pending offer of the position.

Essential Job Duties

  • Youth Programs: Offer programs for youth via storytelling, crafts, music, drama, and physical activities geared to different age levels.
  • Community Engagement: Plan, promote and deliver several larger programs per year to increase literacy and library usage for families.
  • Readers’ advisory: Recommend titles to children and parents, tailored to patron interests, compile book lists, and create displays.
  • Outreach: Support children’s education by visiting schools and daycare centers
  • Publicity: Promote youth programming through a variety of means (local newspaper, social media, the library’s website, radio, etc.); prepare promotional materials and handouts.
  • Fundraising: Fundraise for youth programs and additional youth resources through grant writing and local fundraising.
  • Collection development: Develop an actively utilized Youth Services collection by selecting, ordering, and cataloging materials in a variety of formats, conforming to the library’s collection development policy.
  • Continuing education: Attend library workshops or conferences or view webinars developed by professional librarians to stay current.
  • Other: Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Customer service: Demonstrate high standards of kindness, flexibility, and responsibility when dealing with patrons and coworkers
  • People Skills: Enjoy working with youth of all ages; Effectively manage behaviors appropriately
  • Performance: Bring children’s literature to life during Storytimes through voice, music, and movement.
  • Accuracy: Ability to attend to detail in catalog management, budgetary tracking, and communication
  • Physical requirements: See the posted document, “Physical Job Requirement Analysis” for a description of physical requirements of working at the Fairfield Public Library.

 

Programmer Analyst I/II, Santa Cruz

Under general supervision, is responsible for systems analysis, design, development, data extraction, reporting, conversion, and interfacing for City custom and commercial off-the-shelf applications in close cooperation with user departments and project implementation teams; identifies end user system requirements and business process needs and revises and maintains existing automated systems, interfaces, and custom reports; provides training and technical support for applications and business system interfaces; there are two assignment areas: one is the City IT Department and the other is the Santa Cruz Public Library.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Programmer Analyst I is the entry level position in the programmer analyst series. Initially under general supervision, incumbents support existing and assist in implementing new business applications; code, test, and debug system interfaces, custom reports, and automated database processes; and prepare documentation and operations instructions. As experience is gained, there is greater independence of action. Programmer Analyst I’s generally assist Programmer Analyst II’s in specific and defined aspects of a large project or assume responsibility for projects that are of limited complexity and routine in nature. This classification is alternately staffed with Programmer Analyst II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating a level of proficiency that meets the qualifications of the higher level classification.

Programmer Analyst II is the journey level position in the programmer analyst series. Incumbents work under direction and are expected to demonstrate thorough knowledge of database systems, business systems, custom report writing and programming techniques, and systems analysis. Incumbents perform programming, analysis, and/or database administration assignments on a wide range of highly complex municipal projects. This classification differs from the lower classification of Programmer Analyst in that the latter is responsible for programming and analysis assignments of limited scope and complexity. Incumbents may provide work direction and training to Programmer Analyst I.

Typical Duties

(May include, but are not limited to, those duties listed below.)

· Analyzes and documents end user work processes and project and technical reviews to develop logic and requirements for detailed programming.

· Designs programs and writes technical programming specifications.

· Designs business processes and work flow strategies to meet business needs; accesses and retrieves data; defines data rules and relationships; develops methods for quality control of databases.

· Designs methods to import, transform, and extract data; performs comparative analysis of data from dissimilar applications.

· Creates, codes, and tests new and modified systems and interfaces (custom, web, API’s, commercial off-the-shelf enhancements, reports, etc.).

· Identifies table relationships and builds Structured Query Language (SQL) data manipulation scripts to extract data; builds custom reports using SQL and third party reporting tools; troubleshoots data extraction issues. The library assignment also uses Django, Python, and PHP for these tasks.

· Performs program and database performance analysis; tunes and optimizes based upon findings.

· Develops and executes system test cases for unit, integration and user acceptance testing to ensure system performance conforms to specifications; modifies programming to correct errors.

· Prepares feasibility studies, cost and benefits analyses, product evaluation, requirement specifications, designs, flow charts, and other analyses and documentation.

· Prepares training materials and conducts formal and informal training on the use and operation of the systems.

· Provides system support for users, using various in-house and third party applications as needed.

· Assists with daily administrative duties related to application environments.

· Analyzes and evaluates new software packages and provides detailed recommendations concerning acquisition.

· Acts as a back-up to webmaster for posting new documents and making changes to the City’s internal and/or external website.

· May act as liaison with vendor and coordinate activities with vendor related to application systems support.

· Performs other related duties that may be reasonably expected as part of this classification.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities; repetitive hand movement and fine motor coordination in using a computer keyboard, mouse and other computer components; both near and far vision in using a computer monitor and conducting

training sessions; color vision is required to accurately interpret visual displays; acute hearing is required when communicating by phone and in person. The need to lift, drag and push equipment and materials weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Additionally, off-site travel, attendance at multi-day off-site training sessions, weekend and evening work, and after-hours emergency call outs may be required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are the following:

Education and Experience:

Programmer Analyst I

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science or management information systems and,

· One (1) year of programming experience,

OR

· Three (3) years of relevant college level coursework in computer programming or related field and,

· Two (2) years of programming experience

 

Programmer Analyst II

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science or management information systems and,

· Three (3) years of increasingly responsible programming experience

OR

· High school diploma or equivalent and,

· Five (5) years of increasingly responsible programming experience.

Knowledge:

Programmer Analyst I

· Principles and practices of systems management, analysis, design, and maintenance.

· Basic data management theory, principles, and practices.

· Principles of relational database management, business interfacing, and programming.

· Structured programming methods, scripting, and languages.

· Principles of operating systems, infrastructure, software applications, and related hardware.

· Various software packages including business systems, word processing, and spreadsheets.

· Standard methods of analyses and documentation formats such as feasibility studies, cost and benefits analyses, product evaluation, requirement specifications, designs, flow charts.

· Techniques for providing a high level of customer service.

 

Programmer Analyst II

· For the City IT assignment: knowledge of one or more programming languages used by the City – e.g., Microsoft T-SQL, Microsoft Visual Studio Crystal Reports and HTML5. For the Library assignment: knowledge of SQL, PHP and HTML5.

· Data management theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.

· Modern and complex principles and practices of computer systems management, analysis, design, and maintenance.

· Coding for multiple custom software and mobile applications.

· Design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of multiple application software systems.

 

Abilities:

Programmer Analyst I/II

· Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.

· Diagnose problems, perform remedial actions to correct problems, and/or recommend and determine solutions.

· Conduct research on applications issues, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical reports.

· Prepare clear and concise documentation, user procedures, reports of work performed, and other written materials.

· Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.

· Design, configure, test, coordinate, and maintain assigned system(s) and integrate to meet business needs.

· Monitor system utilization and recommend appropriate revisions to processes, procedures, and operations; develop and implement new systems of varying scope and complexity.

· Effectively apply programming to custom or commercial off-the-shelf applications.

· Participate in design sessions and process improvement sessions; provide sound recommendations and technical input.

· Develop clear and concise layout for output reports to meet user needs and business processes.

· Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.

· Interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

· Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including communicating technical information in business-friendly and user-friendly (non-technical) language.

· Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

· Be team-oriented and successfully work within a collaborative environment.

· Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

 

Programmer Analyst II

· Exercise initiative and independent analysis and judgment in solving complex problems.

Licenses and Certificates

· Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

If assigned to City IT for both the Programmer Analyst I and II: successfully pass a full criminal record / background check including confirmation of the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS) record check from the Department of Justice (DOJ) obtained through Live Scan fingerprinting, and a criminal record history from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience in working in a public agency.

· SQL and other Microsoft development tools.

· Java or similar programming knowledge.

If assigned to City IT:

· Crystal Reports

If assigned to the Library:

· Experience generating reports from an Integrated Library System in SQL and PostgreSQL.

· Experience with MARC records, OCLC MARC and MARC 21, tags, indicators and subfields.

· Experience with Library Metadata and Linked Library Data.

· Experience with Bibliographic records.

· Django, Python, MySQL, Java, Java Script, AJAX and CSS.

Career Ladder

N/A

Class Detail

Reports to: Information Technology Manager

Supervises: Non-supervisory

Bargaining Unit: Mid-Management

 

Classification No.: 705-706

Date of Issue: 01/06 (New Alternate Staffing)

Class Code

705-706

Salary

$5,918.00 - $8,948.00 Monthly

check the City of Santa Cruz webpage to apply.  https://www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-departments/human-resources/city-jobs

 

Director, Ritter Public Library, OH

Ohio is home to some of the nation’s best libraries. Here is your chance to lead one.
The trustees of the Ritter Public Library in Vermilion, Ohio are seeking a visionary leader as its next Director. This highly visible, mission-oriented leadership position will plan, implement, and administer all aspects of the operation of the Ritter Public Library. In addition, the new Director will provide strategic leadership and possess a strong orientation towards intellectual freedom, service, innovation, and community collaboration to meet the new challenges and changing needs of the Library’s customers and the larger community.


About Ritter Public Library
The Library’s mission is to enrich, empower, entertain. It provides the residents of the Vermilion Local Schools district with a variety of books, movies and music; computers and access to the Internet; educational and entertaining programs and classes; and other materials and services.
The Ritter Public Library is in the middle of the town’s central district and is architecturally noteworthy for being the first Ohio library to earn the LEED Gold Award for leadership in energy and environmental design. Built in the 1950s, the Library has gone through several major renovations with the most recent in 2010. Learn more here.


About Vermillion, Ohio
Vermilion is a lakeside community in Northeast Ohio located between Toledo and Cleveland. Situated on Lake Erie and the Vermilion River, it has a vacation resort feel, with cottages, marinas, shops, and ongoing festivals and events. It is also notable for having the highest-rated Zagat restaurant in Ohio, Chez Francois Restaurant, offering fine dining with French cuisine.


Position Requirements:
Ideal candidates will have:
• Experience with most aspects of Library operations.
• Experience with strategic planning and leading organizational growth.
• Experience building strong, collaborative work groups focused on attaining superior results.
• Experience collaborating and partnering with Trustees/Board members, community partners, and other key stakeholders.
• Ability to implement policies and uphold the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community.

• Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred.
• Experience working collaboratively with collective bargaining units is preferred.
• A Master’s degree in Library Science is strongly preferred although other relevant Master’s level disciplines will be considered.


A generous compensation package includes competitive base pay with a pay range minimum of $80,000; healthcare benefits include time-off, medical, dental, vision, pension plan, and more.


To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Library Director, Nottawa Township Library, Centreville, MI

Nottawa Township Library is a rural Class 2 library located in Southwestern Lower Michigan in the middle of St. Joseph County in Centreville. The current library services the patrons of Nottawa, Lockport and Florence Townships, as well as other surrounding communities and schools. The current library building holds a collection of 28,000+ items and digital resources, including MEL and Overdrive and Hoopla. The library is staffed with seven dedicated team members. The Board of Trustees is looking for a qualified and experienced leader to guide the library as it continues to provide excellent and friendly library services to our communities.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

Must meet and maintain requirements set by the Library of Michigan for a Class 2 library (Level 4 certificate). Prior work experience that would utilize communication, both written and oral, the development and implementation of goals and objectives, supervising others, delegating responsibilities, developing and managing the budget, and public relations is required. Advanced degree preferred.

NATURE OF WORK: Develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the library and staff. Performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operation in conformity of the policies established by the Library Board and the regulations of the Library of Michigan. Depending on library needs, the director may be responsible for planning, coordinating, publicizing and executing programs that will serve preschool through elementary age children.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS*:

● Maintain effective working relationships with the Library Board, other employees, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.

● Maintain the library budget. Keep all records in optimum condition for auditing; prepare all reports required by the state and federal government. Prepare a monthly balance sheet for the Library and Nottawa Township Boards. Prepare bills twice monthly and as necessary. Keep staff information confidential.

● Maintain knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.

● Prepare all reports required by the State of Michigan including the state aid report. Seek out and apply for other grant opportunities.

*Please visit the Nottawa Township Library website for complete Director’s job description.

SALARY: Set by the Library Board based upon education, previous experience, and work performance.

$38,000 - $42,000.

BENEFITS: Leave and sick days are set forth in the Personnel Policy and are based on years of service. No health insurance is offered.

 

APPLICATION: Candidates may apply by submitting their resume and cover letter, along with three professional references and copies of university transcripts, and relevant certifications. Mail to Nottawa Township Library, Attn: Library Board, 685 E. Main Street, Centreville, Michigan 49032 or email [email protected]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 10, 2022

Nottawa Township Library

685 E. Main Street

Centreville, Michigan 49032

POSITION: Nottawa Township Library Director

REPORTS TO: Library Board of Trustees

STARTING DATE: December 2022

 

Librarian 3, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, NV

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive

Posting Close Date: Open until filled

Geographical Location: Carson City, Nevada

Work Type: PERMANENT

Pay Grade: GRADE 35

Salary Range: $51,803.28 - $76,921.92

Full Time

 

Position Description

The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records division is hiring for three Librarian 3 positions. Each position reports to a program manager within the division. The positions are in-person positions with the option for some telework. Please submit one application and specify in your cover letter which Librarian III position(s) are of most interest to you.

A Librarian 3 must be able to: Work as an engaged, proactive, and supportive member of a collaborative, adaptable, positive, and professional team; Actively contribute toward achieving division objectives by making data- and policy-informed recommendations and decisions; Align strategies and activities to support the statutory requirements, mission, goals, and strategic direction of the agency; Evaluate area of focus, proactively seeking out and capitalizing on areas of opportunity, removing barriers, and solving problems through application of strong research, reasoning, creativity, critical thinking, and analytic abilities; Research, communicate, monitor, and apply relevant federal, state, and division policy and requirements, and assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; Engage stakeholders and provide effective customer service, complaint resolution, and support through kindness, competence, and professionalism; Concurrently manage multiple tasks of varying priority and determine a course of action to meet deadlines and deliverables; Apply effective written and verbal communication, coordination, and organizational skills.  

 

Areas of focus are:

  • Library Planning & Development Training and Resources Coordinator - This position is responsible for coordinating and delivering training and learning resources for libraries across the state. This includes management, development, and delivery of all aspects of the program. We are looking for someone who is interested and skilled in program management, needs assessments, teaching, and instructional design.
  • Library Planning & Development Statewide Programs Coordinator - This position is responsible for managing statewide library programs, grants, projects, and activities. This includes management, grant reporting, and project development. We are looking for someone who is interested and skilled in program management, grants, contracts, and project development and delivery with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Government Publications Librarian - This position is responsible for overseeing all work related to the planning, development, research, and management of local, state, and federal government publications collections, including the Nevada State Data Center. This includes conducting research within the collections in response to patron requests. We are looking for someone who is interested and skilled in collection development (including acquisitions, cataloging, and weeding), and in-depth research.

For more information or to apply: https://careers.nv.gov/job/CARSON-CITY-LIBRARIAN-3-NEVA-89701/895040400/



Director, Lincoln City Libraries, NE

The City of Lincoln, Nebraska seeks a passionate leader to become the next Director of Lincoln City Libraries.  The Libraries serve the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County from eight locations and a bookmobile and operate with a $12 million budget.  The seven-member board of trustees is appointed by the Lincoln City Council and is committed to ensuring the Libraries provide literacy, learning, and literature to residents. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to innovative library services, champion the right to read, understand how to effectively and equitably engage a community, and be an active listener for and skilled developer of staff. The Libraries’ revenues come primarily from the City, with additional funds generated through the County, gaming revenue, and support from the state. They are also supported by the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that plays a crucial role in ensuring the Libraries remain the crown jewels of the community. Key initiatives include overseeing the new central library project; maintaining and strengthening diplomatic ties with the city and community; moving the library’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts forward, and identifying ways to increase the public’s awareness of how the Libraries can improve their lives. 

As the state capital of Nebraska and home to the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln is a dynamic community of over 290,000 residents.  Our 134 miles of biking, hiking, and walking trails, 133 parks, outstanding public schools, a world-class children’s museum, and an award-winning children’s zoo offer a high quality of life and a great place to raise a family. With no competing municipalities, a single school district, and sole supervision of our utilities, Lincoln provides high-quality opportunities for all residents wherever they live. The city has significantly lower commute times than those of similarly sized cities and boasts vibrant, active neighborhood associations in all areas of the community. Recognized nationally as a smart gigabit city following the development of competitive high-speed internet available to every home and business, Lincoln is at the forefront of technology growth and expansion.  Lincoln receives accolades for its affordability, livability, and overall happiness for people of all ages, having been named the top city in the country for young professionals and the best place to retire, as well as one of the best-run cities in the U.S. 

A vibrant cultural scene that includes local theatre, symphony, museums, and the arts is anchored by the Lied Center for Performing Arts and Pinnacle Bank Arena. Lincoln boasts a vibrant downtown and popular Historic Haymarket district, the site of numerous sporting and entertainment events. The downtown area offers a wide variety of dining options and nightlife, including The Railyard on Canopy Street. The Haymarket is filled with exceptional restaurants, shopping, and galleries and is well known for its open-air Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning from May through October. All of this combines to make Lincoln a premier Midwestern city. 

Responsibilities:  The Library Director leads a team committed to creating a thriving library; plays a key role in promoting literacy and equal access to knowledge and information to build educational and economic opportunities; promotes lifelong learning and a love of reading; informs, enriches, and empowers every patron served; provides easy access to a wide variety of materials, services, and programs; meets the personal, educational, cultural and professional information needs of the community; and nurtures in-depth relationships with the City, Library, Board, and community to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, ongoing program development, and continued account growth.

Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university supplemented by completion of an accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science; six years of experience in professional library work in a supervisory capacity with multiple buildings; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the desirable knowledge, abilities and skills are required.  

Compensation:  The position offers a hiring salary range of $115,000 – $155,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply by email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Brian C. Hare ([email protected]). This position closes on August 28, 2022.

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/lincoln/.

 

Library Director, Burlington Public Library, IA 

The Burlington Public Library is seeking its next Director to lead the library in fulfilling its mission to create opportunities for all people to connect with others, to learn about the world around them, and to imagine the futures before them.

Some of the key roles of this position include: Direct all public library functions. Manage the human resources, community relations, strategic planning, and financial operations in accordance with the policies established by the Burlington Public Library Board of Trustees. In addition to working with the Board of Trustees, act as a liaison to the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation. Oversee and maintain the library's 50,000 square foot building that was completed in 2006.

Burlington, a community of over 24,000 residents located on the Mississippi River in Southeast Iowa, is a regional center for employment, shopping, education, healthcare and recreation. The community is beautifully situated on the bluffs of the river and has a rich heritage as a center of commerce and culture. Burlington was incorporated in 1836 and serves as the county seat of Des Moines County. The library was established by city ordinance in 1885.

For the full job description and to apply to go https://burlingtoniowa.org/Jobs.aspx.

 

Library Director, Massanutten Regional Library, VA

The Massanutten Regional Library (MRL) seeks its next Library Director to fulfill the organization’s mission of being an engaging community partner providing programs and services that bring people together, foster creativity, and encourage lifelong learning. The ideal candidate will embrace the library vision to be the welcoming heart of the community where all come to learn, discover, create, and connect. A non-profit 501(c)(3) library with an annual budget of $2.6 million and approximately 34 FTE, MRL is governed by a twelve-member Board of Trustees; four appointed by the localities served and the remaining eight nominated by the Board. MRL is a seven-branch system, with the Central Library serving the residents of Harrisonburg, four branches serving Rockingham County, and two branches serving the residents of Page County. With a service population of 160,000 residents and over 574,000 items circulated in FY 2022, MRL is an active member of the local community and maintains involvement with a variety of local, state, and national organizations, both civic and professional.

 

Key initiatives include: building relationships with our localities to grow local funding for new initiatives such as an assessment of existing buildings and possible branch construction, reorganizing structurally, increasing staff pay scale, and offering more diverse services.  

 

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, the City of Harrisonburg is 130 miles from Washington, DC, 130 miles from Richmond and 115 miles from Roanoke. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and Page County offer a wealth of recreational features for the outdoor enthusiast. The area is also rich in cultural, historical and educational sites with four colleges and universities (James Madison University, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, and Blue Ridge Community College). Downtown Harrisonburg, an award-winning downtown, which includes a Virginia Arts & Cultural District and Culinary district is the lively center of the city’s innovative and dynamic culture. 

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director is the chief executive and administrative officer of Massanutten Regional Library. With direction from the Board of Trustees, the Library Director has overall responsibility for all management, administrative, and professional function of the library system. The Library Director is responsible for long-term library development and daily operations under policies and goals established by the Board of Trustees. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, exempt position. The benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and paid holidays.  

 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of library administrative experience showing a progression of increasing responsibility, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.  

 

Essential attributes include excellent organizational skills, managing multiple projects, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to represent the library at all levels within the community, and strong financial management skills. The Library Director should also have the ability to develop long-term goals, objectives, actions, and policies to support the mission of the library system, analyze library needs and evaluate library services, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the community, be flexible and adapt to a changing environment, and to prepare and present public presentations. 

 

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $100,000 – $120,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. 

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to  Briana Trudell ([email protected]).  This position closes on Sunday, September 4, 2022.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/massanutten/.

 

Director, Greenwich Library, CT

The Greenwich Library (CT) Board of Directors seek a dedicated visionary leader and committed library professional as its next Director. For 217 years, Greenwich Library – a Library Journal “Five Star Library” – has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community.  The 63,518 residents of the Town of Greenwich receive high-quality services through the Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library.  The Director leads a dedicated staff of 61 Full-time (91 FTE including part-time) with a $10 million annual budget generated from both public and private sources.  Following a recent major renovation of the Main Library, the organization is poised to engage the community in new and exciting ways.  Highlights include a generous programming budget, an impressive physical and digital collection, and a large staff with specialized librarians.  Key initiatives include motivating staff to continue providing excellent service post-pandemic; reimagining Greenwich library services and programs after recent facility renovations; spearheading a Cos Cob Library renovation, and executing a new 3-year strategic plan.

 

Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools, low taxes, and civically engaged residents. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several beautiful public beaches, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town.

Responsibilities. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director is responsible for providing innovative leadership in the overall administration of the Library; preparing the public and private annual operating and capital budgets; directing and controlling the expenditure of funds within the constraints of approved budgets; managing the Deputy Director and other supervisory personnel; directing all personnel actions; administering labor contracts ­– including grievance procedures; recommending and implementing policies to be established by the Board of Directors; attending community and professional meetings; anticipating the needs of the community and developing new cultural events and programs in response, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required and a minimum of eight years of public library experience preferred with five or more years of management/administrative experience in libraries; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work required. The ideal candidate will have deep financial acumen, the ability to balance numerous constituencies, union experience, excellent presentation skills, comfort with consensus hiring practices, and a combination of empathy and humility.

 

The hiring salary range is $170,000 – $192,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/).  Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller ([email protected]). Applicants must also apply via the Town of Greenwich job opportunities website here: Greenwich Library Director. This position closes on September 18, 2022.

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/greenwich/.

 

PC Technician, Stones River, Murfreesboro, TN

: An employee in this classification performs information systems technical support work as required for the public libraries in the regional library systems.  The employee will be assigned to work in a specific regional library and with specific public libraries in Tennessee. The employee will be expected to attend meetings and training programs at the State Library and Archives in Nashville or in other areas of the state.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Assist public libraries with system and software updates and computer maintenance and software licensing.
  • Assist Network Services Consultants with large project implementations which may include assisting with paperwork, unpacking, and setting up equipment, installing software, imaging hard drives, and training public library staff.
  • Assist with automated library systems.
  • Perform as coordinator for assigned region on Information Systems Plan.
  • Perform as coordinator with SOS Information Technology and Fiscal Office for surplus state property.
  • Interact effectively with public library personnel.
  • Provide technical training on a wide variety of subjects in one-on-one training or group setting or webinar.
  • Assist assigned regional library as scheduled with non-Information Technology duties.
  • Monitor and respond quickly and effectively to requests received through the Secretary of State’s IT Call Center/Helpdesk.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited two-year college with an associate degree in information systems, computer science or another related field.
  • Experience and education in the following areas may substitute for the required degree on a year for year basis: (1) one year experience in a public or regional library (required), and/or (2) diagnostic software/hardware technical support, and/or (3) hardware installation of computers and peripherals.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience in a library setting is desirable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (2016 and later), library circulation/management systems, Symantec anti-virus software, security software such as Clean Slate, Microsoft Windows.
  • Proven ability to teach and train adults.
  • Ability to provide basic troubleshooting over the phone.
  • Ability to demonstrate basic understanding of ethernet and wireless networking.
  • An employee in this classification must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills capable of working well with public librarians and state staff.
  • Ability to work unsupervised in a conscientious manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in a mobile work environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and be willing and able to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight travel.
  • Ability to handle boxes and equipment weighing a minimum of forty (40) pounds.
  • Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

Health, safety, and collections security

  • Assist the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working safely with the equipment provided.
  • Follow instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately report any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions.
  • Take whatever measures are necessary to protect materials, property, and/or the collections from loss, mutilation, or theft.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and the State of Tennessee benefits package.

To apply: Please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, [email protected].

Supervisor:  Assistant Director of Information Technology