Please email job submissions to: [email protected]

 

Library Director, East Bonner County Library District, ID

Be a part of the East Bonner County Library success story as its next director. The East Bonner County Library Board of Trustees seeks a director who will lead the library into the future through new opportunities, programs, and services. Working collaboratively with its communities, the library engages the 35,000+ residents of east Bonner County, Idaho through two locations and a single bookmobile. The main library boasts 40,000 square feet after its recent expansion. The annual operating budget, primarily funded through county property taxes, is $3.8 million. The successful candidate will lead and support a dedicated team of 33 staff members, five Trustees, and a committed Friends organization.

Key Initiatives Developing and implementing an annual strategic plan; working with community partners contributing to an excellent quality of life for residents; developing and implementing a branding/marketing program; and expanding and adapting library services with a primary focus on stellar customer service.

Our Communities Sandpoint, the county seat, is nestled in the Idaho Panhandle on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille between two rivers – the Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork – and several mountain ranges – the Cabinets, the Selkirks, and the Green Monarchs. Home to many vibrant neighborhoods, Sandpoint has excellent schools, amazing recreational opportunities (Schweitzer Mtn. Resort, Lake Pend Oreille, mountain hiking, multiple bike/walk paths), and a charming downtown area that includes Farmin Park and City Beach where annual events unite the people of the City and Bonner County. North Idaho College and the University of Idaho provide training opportunities to keep the workforce current while constantly innovating to meet the opportunities of tomorrow. The historic Panida Theater offers a wide variety of cultural and musical events each year, and the Pend Oreille Arts Council ensures a notable and varied art scene. Living in Sandpoint offers residents a village lifestyle while other county communities boast a more rural setting. The County’s commitment to a high quality of living makes Bonner County and its communities a great place to live and work.

Responsibilities Under the direction of and reporting to the governing Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for strategic planning and all library operations including developing, recommending, and monitoring the annual operating
budget in conjunction with the fiscal officer, leading staff with a focus on collaboration and teamwork, and managing two facilities. The Director works closely with library staff to support the core values and meet the strategic imperatives of the library. This position is a public-facing role and the Director is expected to be an effective advocate, a contributing partner with all stakeholders, and an innovator with creative solutions and ideas to advance the goals and objectives of the library. Excellent communication skills required.

Qualifications A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required with five years of library experience including at least three years of leadership/administrative experience and a proven track record of achievement in initiating, leading, and completing projects that have advanced the goals of the organization. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be successful in promoting library services to the community, and possess ease and skill working with, coaching, and mentoring staff. The Board will expect a candidate to have a demonstrated passion for the work of libraries and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and “best practices” for library services. Experience reporting to a governing board is desirable.

Compensation The salary range is $72,800 to $133,120 (DOE) with an excellent benefits package.
Physical Demands This position involves 85% sitting at a desk, 10% walking, and 5% bending or kneeling.

AAP/EEO Statement The library provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


For further information and application packet, visit http://ebonnerlibrary.org/employment/ and submit completed documents to [email protected] on or before the closing date of September 6, 2021

 

Programming & Event Coordinator, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, MS

Reports to: Director, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library
Instructions: Send resume and three references to Katrina Stokes, [email protected]
Job beginning date is October 1, 2021

Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library
700 Veto Street
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Position Description Summary:
The Programming & Event Coordinator plans and coordinates public programs and promotional events on behalf of the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. This person will also secure and coordinate appearances by outside speakers and authors, work with the Director and Children’s Librarian to ensure programs meet library goals and objectives, and establish relationships with museums, organizations, and businesses to broaden the range of programs offered by the library system.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Library Programming and Planning:
Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all employees, however, and do not include all specific tasks an employee may be expected to perform.
• Meeting with the Director or committee member(s) to agree on various programs to be held;
• Develop, coordinate, evaluate, and publicize adult, teen/young adult, and children’s programs throughout the year;
• Planning enrichment and entertainment programs and events to be hosted by the library and acting as host/hostess during these programs;
• Negotiate author appearances with publishers, coordinate and schedule author appearances with the libraries, and coordinate other events related to author promotion;
• Manage Public Performance Rights requests;
• Mailing contracts to performers;
• Develop and maintain partnerships/relationships with area museums, government agencies, businesses, art agencies, and schools to provide a broader range of programs;
• Create promotional material to be distributed in print and online for events;
• Communicate with newspaper, radio, and television outlets to advertise upcoming library programs or events;
• Participate in all library-sponsored special events to ensure programs are appropriate for the event;
• Develop budget and supply lists for materials needed for programs;
• Review budget and supply lists for programs with Director;
• Order or purchase supplies for programs from the most economical supplier;
• Recruit, coach, and evaluate volunteers to assist with programs when necessary;
• Provide overall supervision to volunteers, including their selection, training, and work duties and priorities; and
• Assists the Director in any correspondence, reports, and/or telephone communications related to library programming.
Library Public Service Activities:
• Works at Reference desk during assigned periods and provides back-up support when library patrons are waiting for assistance.
• Assumes the duties of library clerk as needed daily and on a rotating Saturday schedule;
• Activities can include, but are not limited to:
o understanding and an ability to use WCVPL’s automation system to circulate library materials, check on the availability of library resources, and respond to other types of inquiries;
o providing reference/ information assistance whether for in-person requests or telephone;
o responding to public access computer requests and can provide one-on-one basic assistance;
o checking library materials in and out;
o registering new patrons, issuing library cards to new patrons, or updating current patron accounts according to library policies; and
o operating all library or office equipment as necessary.
• May assist in all types of library-based programs for library patrons;
• Works with other staff or community residents to create displays for WCVPL;
• Responds pleasantly and efficiently to all requests for assistance by the users and potential users of programs and services of the WCVPL;
• Maintains a warm, enticing atmosphere, and customer service attitude to library patrons of all ages and background;
• Maintains a respectful and appropriate professional relationship with fellow staff members, volunteers, and temporary, grant-funded colleagues;
• Participates in job-related skills development and off-site training activities; and
• Completes, in a timely and pleasant manner, any tasks as needed and/or assigned by Director or supervisor.
NOTE: The duties listed above are not all inclusive of the various types of work that will be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Minimum Job Qualifications Standards for Performing Essential Job Functions:
The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by staff and are not to be considered an exhaustive list of skills and abilities that may be required to perform this position.
• Provides excellent customer service and joins with all WCVPL staff to make patrons their top priority;
• Demonstrates the ability to think creatively, develop action plans, and carry them through to completion;
• Capable of using the latest version of Microsoft Office or future upgrades on a daily basis;
• Works collaboratively with the other WCVPL staff members to meet the service needs of its community;
• Helps to promote WCVPL and its programs/services;
• Demonstrates integrity and honesty;
• Respects differences and is inclusive to all; and
• Essential that this person maintains the confidentiality of personnel/management/accounting discussions and conversations.
Minimum Requirements:
• Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an accredited college preferred;
• Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, community or public relations, public administration, marketing, or a related field from an accredited college or university OR Associate’s Degree in a related field from a community college with additional related work experience OR at least two (2) years of college preferred in a related field with additional related work experience;
• At least three (3) years of varied and progressively responsible marketing/programming experience preferred;
• Strong computer skills with the ability to currently use and apply effectively the latest version of Microsoft Office, as well as future upgrades on a daily basis; and
Work Environment:
• Majority of work to be performed is in an office type environment that can include interruptions;
• Makes frequent daily contacts with other library staff members, the community, public officials, or businesses/organizations; and
• Must be able to obtain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Good organizational and decision-making skills;
• Ability to maintain strong public-service orientation amongst all WCVPL staff;
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
• Willingness to learn new techniques and activities;
• Training/experience with electronic resources, including social networking media; and
• Ability to quickly develop a thorough knowledge of WCVPL’s automation system.
Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, or hear; occasionally required to walk, must be able to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds. The employee must be able to load, move, and unload mobile book trucks that weigh between 75 and 125 pounds. Physical requirements may also include: setting up the physical space for the programs, moving library furniture to accommodate seating, arranging chairs and tables for performances, returning the space to its original order following the programs, and/or driving with a valid driver’s license.
If Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations are needed, please contact the Search Committee.
Probationary Period and Termination at Will:
Full-time WCVPL employees must successfully serve a six (6) month probationary period before that employee is granted permanent service status.
During the probationary period, the employee's work and conduct is evaluated. During this six (6) month probationary period, the employee does not have a property right to his or her job and may be terminated with or without cause and without due process by the employer.
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

Library Director, Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, VT

 

The Chelsea Public Library, a historic library located in a small and vibrant community in Central Vermont, is seeking a dynamic, creative, and people oriented individual for the position of Library Director.  Enthusiasm and interest in community outreach is critical.  

 

Please visit our website for a complete job description at http://www.chelsealibrary.com/employment.html

 

This is a part time position scheduled to work approximately 32 hours a week and may include Saturdays.  We will consider a strong candidate with related professional experience and a willingness to pursue certification. MLS/VT certification and candidates with at least two to three years of library experience appreciated.  A BA or BS is a minimum qualification.   Salary is determined by experience and education level.  Benefits include vacation and personal/sick time.

 

Applications will be accepted until August 6th.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to the Chelsea Board of Trustees at [email protected].

 

Library Director, Middleton Public Library, ID

The city of Middleton, a small, friendly, and warm-hearted place to live, seeks an experienced, dynamic, and visionary Library Director. The successful candidate must be able to maintain the current library services and be able to give leadership for future growth. The library serves a population of approximately 10,300.
Expectations
• Committed to the mission and philosophy of public library service.
• Demonstrated skill in leadership and driving continuous improvement.
• Track record showing excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability to work effectively with board trustees and community groups.
• Background in supervising and motivating staff members, volunteers and public affiliations.
• Ability to maintain positive, courteous and friendly manner with patrons of all ages and with colleagues.
• Demonstrate knowledge of library technology, automated systems and programs.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years relevant experience.
Administrative and supervisory experience required, with preference given to experience in a public library or municipal administration.
The ability to fulfill all tasks outlined in the “Major Duties and Responsibilities” section, and to meet the demands listed in the “Working Conditions” section.
A Master’s Degree is preferred.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Leads the day-to-day operations of the Library, including but not limited to reference, circulation, programs, volunteer recruitment and management, community outreach, staff development, and physical maintenance.
• Supervises library staff and schedules their work hours to create a harmonious and efficient team environment.
• With the Library Board, provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans
• Participates in the recruitment and selection of library personnel.
• Responsible for developing print and non-print collections, including selection, organization, maintenance, withdrawal, and disposal of materials, either directly or through delegation.
• Participates in the planning, organization, and management of technical and automation services for the library.
• Assists in the preparation of the yearly budget for the consideration of the Library Board and the City Council. Manages the library’s finances so that expenditures stay within the approved
budget. Bills must be submitted each month for the Board’s approval. Maintains accurate financial records. • Assures that library facilities and equipment are maintained properly, and coordinates maintenance and repair with the city’s maintenance crew or other workers.
• Orders or oversees the ordering of all supplies needed for the library, including but not limited to, books and non-print resources, office and book-processing supplies, cleaning and bathroom supplies, and items needed for various programs.
• Promotes interest in library programs through publicity, program brochures, cooperation with various community groups, and public contacts; speaks before students, business and civic organizations. Promotes the library at school events when feasible.
• Prepares monthly reports for the Library Board, reports as requested to the City Council, and prepares the annual statistical report for the state.
• Prepares grant requests to public and private agencies. Serves as the liaison to and prepares funding requests for the Friends of the Library and the Middleton Library Foundation.
Working Conditions
Duties are performed indoors in an office/library environment. Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing stairs, balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to do business math. Reading materials and verbal instructions require complex interpretation. Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile patrons/staff. The noise level is usually moderate. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.
Closing Date: For full consideration applications should be submitted by August 13, 2021, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Salary Range: This salaried forty-hour/week position has a pay rate of from $25/hour to $30/hour plus benefits.
This advertisement is not intended as a complete description of all duties, functions, or responsibilities which the person in this position may be called upon to perform.
The Middleton Public Library follows all applicable local, state, and federal laws as regards its nondiscrimination policy in employment or in the provision of services to the community.
To apply send a cover letter and resume; additional materials may be requested from finalists for the position. A non-library email account is being used to make certain no staff members have access to the applications. Electronic applications should be sent to:
Library Director Search Committee
[email protected]

307 Cornell Street
Middleton, Idaho 83644
208-585-3931
mymidlib.org

Library Director, LeClair Community Library, IA

 

LeClaire Community Library is located north of the Quad Cities on the Mississippi River, serving a rapidly growing community. In addition to the director, the library employs one full-time Circulation Manager, one full-time Youth Services Coordinator, and two part-time Circulation Clerks. Successful candidates must have proven leadership qualities, strong interpersonal skills, and a collaborative mindset to work with the Board, staff, Friends of the Library, city officials, and community members.

 

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science (MLS) with 2-3 years progressively responsible library experience preferred.  Required: A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required as well as a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. State Library of Iowa Public Library Director Endorsement is required within 2 years of hire. Salary: $50,000-$54,000 depending on prior experience, plus excellent benefits.

 

Must reside within 30-minute response time to City Hall, within one year of appointment.

Email cover letter, resume, three professional references, and the online standard Application for Employment (found on the library’s website) to City Administrator Chris Ball, [email protected] by no later than August 13, 2021.

Assistant Director, Wilmington Public Library, Wilmington, Ohio

 

The Wilmington Public Library has an immediate opening for Assistant Director.  This full-time exempt position includes, sick, vacation, holiday and personal days, individual and family health insurance at an 80/20 split as well as professional development and membership in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System.

 

Position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science and four or more years of progressively responsible library experience, preferably in a public library setting.

 

Starting salary:  $44,000

 

Please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] if interested.  Resumes received by August 18th will receive first consideration.    

 

Additional information can be found at:

https://www.wilmington.lib.oh.us/content/now-hiring-assistant-director

 

Joe Knueven, Director

Wilmington Public Library

268 N South Street

Wilmington, OH 45177

937-382-6165 x101 (direct)

937-382-2417 (public)

 

Iowa Youth Services Consultant, State Library of Iowa

 

Job Description

Provide consulting to Iowa librarians on all aspects of youth services in libraries including, but not limited to, early literacy, collection development, policies, programming, space needs, technology, and customer service. Builds relationships with youth services librarians and staff through various methods approved by department and responds to requests for support.

Collaborates with other consultants to plan and implement statewide continuing education as it pertains to youth services. Develops and delivers training to youth services staff by teaching classes online, in person, through asynchronous modules, and by developing manuals and tutorials. Coordinates the development, training, and production of the summer reading programs for Iowa libraries.

Develop and maintain professional working relationships with state agencies and other organizations to promote libraries, early childhood literacy, and reading. Works on special projects as needed. Participates in State Library planning and goal setting.

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday with some in and out of state travel, nights and weekends

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• 5 years professional library experience in a public library setting, with 3 of those years working with youth
• Experience coordinating and conducting training and continuing education programs
• Previous consulting experience
• Ability to communicate effectively through writing, speaking, and formal presentations
• Experience in collection development for children and teens 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in library science and five years of full-time professional experience in a public, school, academic, special library or library system;

OR
graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in library science and six years of full-time professional experience in a public, school, academic, special library or library system;
OR
an equivalent combination of experience and education, substituting one year of the required experience for each year of the required education (30 semester hours or one year) to a maximum substitution of four years.

For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. (Download PDF reader)

To apply, click here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa/jobs/3153052/library-consultant-youth-services 

 

Agency
State of Iowa
Agency
282 Iowa Department of Education
Address
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th St
Des Moines, Iowa, 50319
Website
https://www.educateiowa.gov/
Open until July 27th.

 

Assistant Regional Library Director, Stones River Regional Library, Murfreesboro, TN

 

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, coordination of local and wide area network, maintaining websites, hardware and software purchases and technical troubleshooting.
  • Assist with development of library 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.

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Education and Experience

 

  • MLS required, or equivalent public library management experience.

 

 

 

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: $40,800 annually plus State of Tennessee benefits package.

 

 

 

To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to [email protected]. Please included the position you are applying for in the subject.

 

 

Library Manager, Captiva Memorial Library, FL 

Salary: $46,833.02 - $84,332.56 Annually

Location: Captiva, FL

Job Type: Full-Time Regular

Closing 8/3/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

 

Description

The Lee County Library System is offering dynamic and community-minded candidates who are committed to public library service the opportunity to lead the team and manage operations at the Captiva Memorial Library. This island library branch operates with a staff of two full-time employees. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who embraces public service and demonstrates a commitment to teamwork, a positive attitude, and sound judgement. This position is responsible for supervising one full-time Library Associate.

The Captiva branch library is on Captiva Island, located just north of Sanibel Island.  This location has two full-time staff, including the Branch Manager. The Branch Manager reports to the Principal Librarian at the Lakes branch and they collaborate to ensure appropriate staffing and service levels at the branch. This is a unique opportunity for a self-motivated individual to make an impact on the lives of Island residents and visitors while being part of an outstanding county library system. The ideal candidate will have a vision for promoting the facility and services of the Captiva Memorial Library to locals and tourists alike, with a commitment to concierge-level library service, increasing library usership, and an eye to the future of public library service.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise staff and volunteers and coordinate workflow for effective service delivery.
  • Use considerable independent judgment and initiative along with established policies and procedures to assure a competent staff and high quality service to the public.
  • Provide stellar customer service by assisting patrons of all ages using Library resources and services, including computers, electronic resources, reference and readers’ advisory.
  • Oversee a regular schedule of collection maintenance and promotion of the branch collections through selection, weeding, and displays.
  • Participate in branch specific and system-wide committees as assigned.
  • Present tours and programs for school and community groups visiting the library.
  • Provide technology training to staff and patrons.
  • Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities and stay abreast of emerging technology and trends.
  • Communicate and work effectively and tactfully with co-workers, sharing information and working cohesively as a team.
  • Interact productively with staff from library administration, library processing, and other branches.
  • Coordinate a variety of programming and activities to encourage positive use of the library by people of all ages.
  • Plan and present programs and activities for adults at the library and at outreach locations.
  • Develop and maintain communication with Captiva Civic Association and other local organizations, exhibiting diplomacy and dedication in these interactions.
  • Relate positively to a diverse population, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and assist the public directly as an active member of the public service team at the branch.
  • Work effectively with the Library Friends group and cultivate relationships with community groups.
  • Use considerable independent judgement and problem-solving skills along with established policies and procedures to ensure a competent staff and consistent, high-quality service to the public.
  • Identify and work to resolve issues related to facilities and technology.

Education, Experience, Licensing

  • Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association and two years of progressively responsible experience as a professional librarian.
  • Prefer a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Prefer four years related library experience.
  • Prefer two years supervisory experience.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record is required.
  • This position requires a candidate who receives a conditional offer of employment to pass a pre-employment drug screening.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check. 

Supplemental Information

  • Spanish speaking is a plus.
  • Experience with Polaris ILS is a plus.
  • Experience working as a solo librarian is a plus.
  • Exceptional communication skills are crucial.
  • Demonstrated leadership or management experience and the ability to work independently is critical.
  • Ability to learn and adopt new and emerging technologies is preferred.
  • Ability to analyze the needs of the community and to plan, develop and conduct appropriate programs for targeted groups is essential.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships and engage community partners in the promotion of library programs and services is critical.
  • Must have knowledge of current professional public library principles, methods, and practices, relevant computer applications, literature for various ages, and have the ability to supervise and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to relate positively to a diverse population, including children, teens, and speakers of languages other than English.
  • Resilience and patience needed to manage the ebb and flow of traditional public library services with seasonal changes throughout the year.
  • Ability to contribute to system-wide projects, pilots, events, and initiatives is key to this position.
  • An interest in local history and the arts is a plus.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a variety of equipment such as cash registers, computers, photocopiers, self-check machines, assistive devices and automation equipment.
  • The County may require employees to make either a temporary, or long-term, permanent transfer to another library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.
  • This position requires 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; hours and days will vary to include evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays to ensure not only appropriate operation of the library, but in consideration of networking, outreach, and engagement events in the community.


EMERGENCY RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES:  All employees will be required to work before, during, or after an Emergency as needed. During an Emergency, employees may temporarily be assigned to work and perform duties outside the normal scope of their position, location and work schedule to fit the needs of the County and its citizens.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this classification. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. A conviction in and of itself may not necessarily preclude employment.

Lee County Board of County Commissioners offers a comprehensive, and affordable benefits package. Our Board works in the best interest of employees and strives to provide the most complete, high-quality benefits package available at the lowest possible cost to the employee. Our Board continues to remain steadfast in maintaining one of the lowest levels of employee costs in our area.

 

Lee County's benefits package is offered to both regular Full-time positions and Part-time positions that are regularly scheduled to work 60 hours or more bi-weekly. Medical benefits may be offered to On-Call, Temporary, Seasonal, and Intern employees who meet the Affordable Care Act eligibility criteria.
 

Lee County employees eligible to participate in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) are required to contribute 3% of each paycheck to FRS. If you have retired from the Florida Retirement Pension plan you will not be eligible for renewed membership in either of the FRS retirement plan options. Retirees of the Investment Plan are eligible for renewed membership in the Investment Plan only. FRS reemployment rules apply for both.
 

Below is a brief breakdown of what's included in the benefits package that is offered to our employees.
 

For a more detailed look into our benefits package, please click visit our webpage at https://www.leegov.com/hr/employees/benefitplans.
 

To view our employee paid premiums, please visit: http://www.leegov.com/hr/Documents/Employee%20Benefits/Benefit%20Premiums.pdf (Download PDF reader)
 

Health Benefits:

• Medical Insurance

• Plans include, but are not limited to: routine, preventative, mental health, hospitalization, and prescription drug benefits.

• Vision, Fitness, Weight Management, Natural Products and Services, and Hearing discount programs available.

• Dental Insurance

• Vision Insurance

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Medical Reimbursement Account

• Dependent Care Reimbursement Account

• Pharmacy, including Mail-Order Pharmacy

• Informed Health Lines (Nurse Hotline)

• Basic Life Insurance (1x or 2x Annual Salary at no cost to employee)

• Optional Life Insurance

• Long-Term Disability (60% of pre-disability salary at no cost to employee)

• Short-Term Disability

• Sick Leave Pool

• Flu vaccinations

• Wellness Programs

 

Financial Benefits:

• Florida Retirement System (FRS)

• Two Retirement Plan Options:

1) FRS Pension Plan (Defined Benefit)

2) FRS Investment Plan (Defined Contribution)

• Deferred Compensation (457) Plans

• Financial Savings/Management Programs

• Eligible for membership with Suncoast Credit Union

• Employee Leave Benefits

• Holiday Pay - 11 Paid Holidays Annually

• Paid Sick Leave

• Paid Vacation Leave

• Bereavement & Civic Duty Leave

• Family and Medical Leave

• Military Family & Medical Leave

• Educational Leave
 

Employee Assistance Program

Services available to employees that offers guidance, support, resources and information for personal and work-life issues. Confidential and provided at no charge to employees and their dependents.

 

Agency

Lee County Government

Address

P.O. Box 398
ATT: Human Resources
Fort Myers, Florida, 33902

Phone

(239) 533-2245

Website

http://www.leegov.com

 

Library Director, Forsyth Public Library, IL

The Village of Forsyth is seeking applicants for the position of Library Director. We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer-focused person with a desire to promote the Library and foster positive community relations. The preferred candidate will have strong communication skills and progressively responsible library experience.   

Forsyth is located in Central Illinois in the Decatur metropolitan area and serves a population of 3,490.  Forsyth is known for its diverse population, excellent schools, and beautiful parks.  Forsyth Public Library was established in 1983 under the Village Library Act and is a department of the Village of Forsyth.  It is part of the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) and the Sharing Heartland’s Available Resources Equally (SHARE) automation consortium.

Under the direction of the Forsyth Village Board and the Village Administrator, the Library Director oversees library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the public needs. Responsibilities include hiring, supervising, evaluating and providing leadership to a staff of seven full and part-time staff; collection development; assisting in budget preparation; planning and facilitating library programming; filling out required reports to the state, system, or other agencies; and other tasks related to the growth and success of the library.  

QUALIFICATIONS: The preferred candidate should have the following qualifications: an ALA accredited MLS/MLA degree or equivalent and at least 2 years library experience, including supervisory experience. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $55,000-$65,000 +/- annually, depending on experience. The Village of Forsyth benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance (Village pays 100% of employee premiums); participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF); optional 457 deferred compensation plan; and vacation, sick, and personal leave. This is a full-time, salaried position at 40 hours/week.

TO APPLY:  Please submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Mayor Jim Peck at [email protected]   Please submit applications by July 30, 2021.  Any applications received after this date may not be considered.

START DATE: Anticipated for September 1, 2021

 

Library Director, Elyria Public Library System, OH

Be a part of the 150-year Elyria Public Library System (OH) success story as its next Director. The Elyria Board of Trustees seeks a Director who will lead the Library into the future through new opportunities, programs, and services. Working collaboratively with its communities, the Library engages the 63,000+ residents of Elyria, Village of LaGrange, and the Keystone School District through five locations and a single bookmobile. The annual operating budget, primarily funded through a 2014 levy and the OH Public Library Fund, is $5.3mil. The successful candidate will lead and support a dedicated team of 57 staff members, ten Trustees, the Elyria Public Library Foundation, and two committed Friends organizations, the EPLS Friends and the Keystone Friends.  Key initiatives developing and implementing a new strategic plan; working with community partners contributing to an excellent quality of life for residents; developing and implementing a branding/marketing program; and expanding and adapting library services with a primary focus on stellar customer service.

Our Communities.   Elyria, the County Seat, is nestled between two forks of the Black River, six miles from Lake Erie and twenty miles from Cleveland. Home to twenty-two diverse, vibrant neighborhoods, Elyria has excellent schools, an affordable cost of living, recreational opportunities (365 acres of parks), and a charming Ely Square, where annual festivals and events unite the people of the City and Lorain County. Lorain County Community College, nearby Oberlin College and Lorain County JVS (Joint Vocational School) provide culture, business development and job training opportunities to keep the workforce current, while constantly innovating to meet the opportunities of tomorrow. LaGrange, home of one of EPLS’s branch libraries, is a small, rural village (population-2,375 residents) in southern Lorain County. Living in LaGrange offers residents a suburban/rural lifestyle. The County’s commitment to a high quality of living makes Lorain County and its communities a great place to live and work.

Responsibilities. Under the direction of and reporting to the governing Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for strategic planning and all Library operations including developing, recommending, and monitoring the annual operating budget in conjunction with the Fiscal Officer; leading staff with a focus on collaboration and teamwork; and managing multiple facilities. The Director works closely with Library staff to live up to the core values and meet the strategic imperatives of the Library. This position is a public-facing role and the Director is expected to be an effective advocate, a contributing partner with all stakeholders, and bring innovative and creative solutions and ideas forward to advance the goals and objectives of the Library.  Excellent communication skills are a must.

Qualifications. A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required with five years of library experience including three years of leadership/administrative experience, and a proven track record of achievement in initiating, leading and completing projects that have advanced the goals of the organization. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be successful in promoting library services to the community, and possess ease and skill working, coaching, and mentoring staff. The Board will expect a candidate to have a demonstrated passion for the work of libraries and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and “best practices” for library services. Experience reporting to a governing board and working in a union environment are desirable.

Compensation: The starting salary range is $90,000 – $105,000 with an excellent benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller [email protected]  on or before the closing date of August 29, 2021.

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

Library Director, Washington Free Public Library, IA

The vibrant city of Washington, IA and our dedicated Board of Trustees are seeking an innovative leader for the award-winning, community-transforming Washington Free Public Library.
About the Community:
The library serves the Iowa cities of Washington, Brighton, and Ainsworth and the surrounding rural population, whose communities are at the southern tip of the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Metro Area, also known as “Iowa’s Creative Corridor.” Washington has had a resurgence of retail, industry, and creative opportunities, especially in our nationally-recognized historic downtown.
About the Library:
The library was founded in 1877. Our service population is approximately 13,500 people. The collection consists of over 45,000 physical items and a strong digital collection. The Library Director manages an enthusiastic staff of 4 full-time librarians, 1 part-time maintenance technician, and 5-6 part-time Pages.
The library is a well-supported in Washington. We occupy a beautiful 30,000 square foot LEED-certified facility, opened in 2009 in historic downtown Washington, IA. The library also houses the Grayson Archives, which is operated by the Washington County Genealogical Society.
The library has built strong relationships with local and regional organizations to support our mission and community. Examples of robust partnerships include University of Iowa Arts Share, Latinos for Washington, Washington YMCA, and Washington School District. We are part of the Washington County Public Library Association and have an active Library Foundation.
Responsibilities:
The Washington Free Public Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and works closely with City of Washington officials. The Director’s responsibilities include:
 Hiring, supervising, and building resilience among library personnel
 Preparing and administering annual budget and maintaining financial records
 Understanding the city’s library ordinances and laws affecting libraries
 Advising Trustees of financial, legal, and internal matters affecting the library
 Implementing the library’s strategic plans and policies
 Representing the library in the community and promoting services and programs
 Developing library collections with the assistance of Librarians
 Managing and maintaining the library building, computer technology, and all equipment
 Keeping the library a safe space for all
Qualifications:
An MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school by start date is required. At least 1 year of supervisory experience in a library setting is required.
Vital qualities include:
 Excellent customer service skills
 Strong problem solving skills and willingness to get involved in day-to-day library tasks
 Passion for community service and partnerships
 The ability to work well with people
 The ability to be an involved team leader of our enthusiastic library staff
 Strong verbal and written communication skills
 Good organizational skills
Compensation: Salary range of $55,000-$70,000 depending upon experience, with excellent benefits package.
Submit a City of Washington application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to [email protected]
If there are questions, please contact Bryna Walker at 319-653-2097.
Applications are due July 22nd, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Library Director, McPherson Public Library, KS

The McPherson Public Library serves patrons in this city of 13,000, as well as those in outlying towns and rural areas in McPherson County with a diverse array of collections and services.  The library is very book oriented and this is reflected in an enthusiastic patron base ranging from the very young to very old.  We maintain an extensive local history and genealogy collection and provide programs and research assistance to support it.

 

The library completed a $4,200,000 renovation and expansion project in 2009 which doubled the size of the facility.  The eight 6’ x 10’ stained glass windows donated by members of the community have attracted national attention.  We have access to the financial resources needed to provide exceptional collections and services for our public including our current $1,147,000 budget, a capital improvement fund and an endowment fund.  Visit macpl.org for more information.

 

Community

 

Founded in 1872, McPherson has a history of innovation and bold thinking which has allowed it to consistently weather economic hardships experienced by other areas of the state and nation.  McPherson is known throughout the state for its robust industrial sector, ranging from pharmaceuticals to an oil refinery.  Its public electrical utility benefits residents by providing one of the lowest electric rates in the United States.  With an expanding hospital and medical community, two four-year colleges, a vibrant downtown and a park system, McPherson residents enjoy an enviable standard of living.  Visit https://www.visitmcpherson.com/ and https://www.gomcpherson.com/

 

Director

 

Summary: 

 

The Director plans, organizes, directs, and manages the library operations and facility by enhancing, developing and marketing services and collections for the community.  The Director administers all functions of the library, builds and maintains the human organization and reports to the Library Board.

 

Candidate Expectations:

 

The candidate will hold a master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library program; have three years of public library management and supervisory experience; a working knowledge of library automation and technology; and excellent written and oral communication skills.  View the full job description at: macpl.org/director   

 

Essential Functions: 

 

The following responsibilities serve as a general list of essential duties performed by the director.  Responsibilities include:

 

Advises the board of trustees.  Recommends and administers initiatives and policies for board action.

 

Advocates to ensure financial support, compliance with applicable library laws and the promotion of core values of public library service.

 

Employs all personnel and supervises and evaluates their work.

 

Prepares an annual budget for the library board’s approval and reports on the financial status of the institution at each board meeting.

 

Maintains communications with city government leaders.

 

Carries out budget expenditure and oversight.

 

Prepares regular reports embodying the current progress of the library and its future needs.

 

Develops and evaluates library collections and selects new materials for acquisition.

 

Develops local history and genealogy collections and programs.

 

Proposes and carries out plans for enhancing or extending the services of the library.

 

Provides necessary opportunities for the continuing education of the library staff.

 

Develops and maintains successful programs of marketing and public relations.

 

Monitors the condition of the building, equipment and technology and recommends improvements.

 

Tracks developments in state, local and federal legislation and regulations which impact public libraries.

 

Performs other job-related duties as requested by the library board through the library board chairperson.

 

Minimum Educational Requirement:

 

Library Master’s Degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

Three years of public library management and supervisory experience.  

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Working knowledge of library automation and technology.

Must possess or have ability to obtain a valid Kansas Driver’s License.

Successful completion of pre-employment drug/alcohol test and criminal background check.

McPherson residency within six months after hiring.

 

Physical and Mental Ability Requirements:

 

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions include moving or maintaining self in mobile and stationary positions to accomplish tasks in a library environment; repeating motions that may include the using of one’s wrists, hands and fingers; communicating clearly and effectively with others; and accuracy, orderliness and thoroughness in work performed. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, use hands and fingers, reach with arms, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee may on rare occasion lift and/or move by pushing or pulling up to 25 pounds. The employee must be able to have physical stamina to provide active service to patrons during workdays of up to eight hours. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Stressful situations may sometimes occur when working with the public. The employee must be able to work flexible hours and be available in case of emergency.

 

Salary and Benefits:

This is a regular full-time salaried, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempt position. Salary range is $64,000-$85,700 with a benefit package that includes paid single Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) health insurance; Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS); Vacation, Personal and Sick Leave; Paid Holidays; and optional employee-paid BCBS family health insurance.  Starting salary will be determined by education and experience.

Application Information:

Application for the position of McPherson Public Library Director closes Friday, August 13, 2021. The McPherson Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).  Qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information or disability.

To apply, please submit by email a cover letter, resume and three references to Janette Hess, Board Chair, Board McPherson KS Public Library, [email protected]

Chief Executive Officer, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, KS

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Librarya municipal corporation governed by an appointed Board of Trustees, seeks an accomplished Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is committed to sparking curiosity and connections through literacy and learning in Topeka and Shawnee County, Kansas. The new leader of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Library Journal/Gale’s 2016 Library of the Year, will be ready to enhance the Library’s role in a world that continues to change. Transforming the lives of its citizens through its five community impact goals, the CEO reports to a ten-member governing Board and works collaboratively with The Library Foundation, the Friends of the Library, a stellar staff (213 positions), and community partners to provide essential library services and programs charting a clear course. This award-winning Library, supported by a statutory mill levy which provides an annual $22.3 million budget, has a 21st-century landmark building featuring the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, the Millennium Café, and the Chandler “Booktique” (bookstore and gift shop). In 2019, more than 2,000 people walked through its doors daily and checked out more than 2.3 million items. The library’s mobile services, augmented with a new fleet of vehicles, traveled across the County and provided services to 55 senior living facilities, 80 preschools and many homebound customers.  The library also serves customers through a 24/7 digital branch and offers state-of-the-art technology, youth programs that encourage learning and reading, accessibility services addressing the needs of older readers and persons with disabilities, and reference and research tools. There is something for everyone at TSCPL!

 

Topeka, (the state capital and third largest city in Kansas), is in the heart of Shawnee County along the Kansas River and is a thriving seat of government, education, cultural events, and entrepreneurial spirit. In 2017, Kiplinger Finance Magazine designated Topeka one of the top ten cities for the next decade.  Neighborhoods, schools, civic and cultural activities, and economic incentives combine to make Topeka one of the best small metros in the United States with an overall cost of living more than 10 percent below the national urban area average. There are 60,000 university students within a 60-mile radius of Topeka, including Topeka’s own Washburn University flanked by Kansas University to the east and Kansas State University to the west. The city draws young talent to make up a diverse and highly skilled workforce and add to its vibrancy and appeal. The arts are alive and well in Topeka with more than 20 galleries, performing and visual artist venues and the NOTO Arts District that offers studio space and display opportunities in a collaborative environment. Topeka’s Momentum 2022 plan has instilled a can-do attitude in our community. With more than 30,000 people working in the downtown area daily, there is momentum for new businesses, retail, restaurants, events, and community pride!

 

Responsibilities. The Chief Executive Officer formulates and oversees implementation of library goals, policy recommendations, procedures, programs, and projects in accordance with policies established by the Library Board of Trustees and mandated by the laws of the state of Kansas. Providing vision, direction, and leadership, the CEO is responsible for, but not limited to, the delivery of library services with an emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion; oversight of human resources focusing on mentoring and coaching a committed staff; development and presentation of the annual budget; coordination of collaborative, strong relationships with the Library Board, the Library Foundation, and the Friends of the Library; and a continued knowledge and interest of current trends in leading for the future of the Library.

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of progressively responsible administrative and managerial experience in public libraries. Essential attributes include personal integrity, demonstrated skill and experience with fiscal oversight and budgeting, excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills, a focus on creating a culture of trust and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and demonstrated ability to provide leadership throughout the Library promoting the values set forth in the Library’s mission.  In addition, the CEO should possess demonstrable communication skills that span the library, its staff and stakeholders and the community at large. The CEO, through care, compassion, and energy will galvanize organizational efforts to position the Library at the forefront of library service.  A sense of curiosity, creativity, and innovation; a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies and “best practices” for libraries; and prior successful experience reporting to a governing Board are desirable attributes and qualifications for the next TSCPL CEO.

Compensation.  The hiring salary range is $145,000 –$165,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications), and an excellent fringe benefits package.  By contract, the CEO will be required to reside in Shawnee County.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury.  This position closes August 8, 2021.

 

Library Director, West Bonner Library District

The West Bonner Library District is currently accepting applications and seeking qualified applicants for the position of Library Director. This position is responsible for the daily operations of library branches in Priest River and Blanchard, Idaho.

The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the public needs. We are seeking a candidate with strong communication skills and professional library work experience. Starting annual salary range is $55,470-$59,269 DOE plus benefits which include Idaho state PERSI retirement, medical and dental insurance. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, MLS or MLIS, or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

The West Bonner Libraries offer materials and services to the 8560 residents of Priest River, Blanchard and Oldtown, Idaho and the surrounding rural areas. WBLD is a member of the Cooperative Information Network, a consortium of 29 libraries that serves North Idaho and parts of Eastern Washington.  Visit our website at https://westbonner.lili.org/employment for a detailed job description and employment application. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a resume and application to [email protected] by July 15, 2021.

Library Director, Hesston Public Library, Hesston, KS

The Hesston Public Library seeks a community-focused, creative, and visionary Library Director that will build on the library’s eighty-year success story through new opportunities, technologies, methods, and collaborations, while maintaining exemplary customer relations and library services. The director is responsible for all library operations and supervision of staff, payroll, budget, programming, and community integration of library services.  Candidates should be well versed in all facets of current technology and possess supervisory, communication, organizational, interpersonal, decision-making, project management, and public relation skills. 

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, MLS or MLIS preferred and/or have equivalent work experience.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  Health insurance, KPERS, sick and holiday pay included in the benefits package. Visit our website for a detailed job description. 

Hesston Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Application packets (cover letter, resume, and three references) will be accepted through 5pm, June 21st.  Application packets can be mailed to Hesston Public Library, 300 N. Main, Hesston, KS 67062 or emailed to [email protected]

Melissa Carlson, Director

Library Director, Farmville Public Library, NC

The job advertisement can be found here

Farmville is located in eastern North Carolina and is 15 minutes from East Carolina University, 1 hour from Raleigh and the Research Triangle, and 2 hours from the Atlantic Ocean. We just completed a new $5 million dollar, 17,000 sf facility project and began operating in the new facility in April. Farmville Public Library has a very supportive advisory board, an active Friends board, amazing relationships with Town administration and council, a proactive and innovative staff (including 2 professional librarians) and is loved by its community of 4,700 citizens.

 

Library Director, Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, CT

The Trustees of the Scoville Memorial Library (SML) are seeking a Library Director.  The current Director will retire on December 31, 2021 after almost 20 years of service.  The Library is a vibrant community center serving a town of nearly 4,000; it is the busiest library in Connecticut among towns with a population of 5,000 or less. It has an annual budget of approximately $460,000.

 

The job of Library Director is a full-time, on-site position. The salary range is $70,000 - $85,000 and is commensurate with experience.  

 

We are looking for a dynamic, creative leader with excellent communication and organizational skills who is passionate about books, reading and connecting with the community.  He or she will need to wear many hats. For full details and to apply.

Library Assistant I, North Liberty, IA

 

The City of North Liberty is accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant I , up to 15 hours per week. Evenings and weekends are required and non-negotiable. Applicant must be at least 16 years of age. Rate of pay is $11.35 per hour. Applicants with public library and/or customer service experience will be given preference. Duties include: manning circulation desk, customer service, shelving materials, and working on special projects as assigned. Applications available at www.northlibertyiowa.org or call the library at 319-626-5701 to arrange pick up for a paper copy if needed. Submit application to, Jennifer Jordebrek, Assistant Director, 520 W Cherry Street, PO Box 320, North Liberty, IA 52317 or [email protected] by 5PM, Wednesday, June 30 , 2021. Post-offer physical, drug screen, background screen required. The City of North Liberty values inclusion and equity and welcomes diverse applicants. EOE.

 

Library Assistant II, North Liberty, IA

 

The City of North Liberty is accepting applications for a part-time Library Assistant II position, up to 15 hours per week, to act as a building supervisor in the absence of full-time staff. Evenings and weekends required and non-negotiable. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Rate of pay is $13.03 per hour. Applicants with public library and/or customer service experience, problem solving skills, and technology troubleshooting will be given preference. General duties include: providing basic library support services, program assistance, manning the information desk, materials processing, shelving materials, and other routine library tasks. Applications available at www.northlibertyiowa.org or call the library at 319-626-5701 to arrange pick up for a paper copy if needed. Submit application to, Jennifer Jordebrek, Assistant Director, 520 W Cherry Street, PO Box 320, North Liberty, IA 52317 or [email protected] by 5PM, Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Post-offer physical, drug screen, background screen required. The City of North Liberty values inclusion and equity and welcomes diverse applicants. EOE

Assistant Director, Post Falls, ID

The Community Library Network is seeking an experienced and dynamic Assistant Director who is passionate about the mission of public libraries. This is a full-time, benefited position. Expert skills are needed to manage, coordinate, and support all public service and programming efforts. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership, team-building and communication skills.

As a key member of the Community Library Network’s administrative team, the Assistant Director inspires a high level of service and innovation among the Community Library Network team.  The Assistant Director builds a high performing team of managers and coordinators that supports the library experience and the organization’s goals. A Master's Degree in library and information science is required along with five years' library of progressively responsible library administration experience.

The Community

The Community Library Networks serves Kootenai County and a small portion of Shoshone County in north Idaho. The library district consists of 8 libraries (7 branches and bookmobile service.) This area of Idaho attracts a high number of retirees and tourists. The area offers a stable economy, low crime rate, and a relatively low cost of living.  The area is experiencing significant growth with the growth rate about four times the national average.

To apply, please download and complete the application Send the application along with a cover letter and resume to [email protected] or mail the required documents to:

Business Manager
Community Library Network
821 N Spokane Street
Post Falls, ID 83854.

The deadline to apply is July 6, 2021. 

Town Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, CT

Fairfield Public Library – You Belong Here! The Town of Fairfield (CT) seeks its next Town Librarian to lead the Library to new levels of excellence. The successful candidate will serve a community of 62,000+ residents from two locations – a Main Library – housing the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery and an innovative children’s space – and a busy, popular neighborhood Woods Branch Library. The new Town Librarian will work with a committed staff of 27 full-time and 50 part-time, an energetic core of volunteers, an established Friends of the Library, and an annual $3.6 million budget to deliver quality library services and programs. The ideal candidate can readily transform big ideas into strategic results-driven initiatives; recruit, develop, and motivate an outstanding staff; promote inclusion and diversity; and effectively communicate the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives to the broader Fairfield community. Key opportunities include building strong external partnerships with community agencies and organizations; developing alternative service models while sustaining core library services; exploring new funding streams for program development; executing a new strategic plan; working closely with the Town of Fairfield as a contributor and collaborator; and supporting a strong, dedicated staff committed to change and innovation.

Our Community – Fairfield, Connecticut is a charming and thriving town featuring five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound. Fairfield has five town beaches, two universities, many parks and ball fields, two public golf courses, lakes and walking trails, a vibrant array of restaurants / stores, and three train stations with access South to New York City and North to New Haven. Family-oriented Fairfield also has top-notch, high performing public schools with rich     academic programs. To learn more, explore the links below.

Responsibilities. The Town Librarian of the Fairfield Public Library reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees, serves as a Town department head (reporting to the First Selectwoman on administrative matters), and works with the Board, staff, First Selectwoman, and major stakeholders to support and implement the strategic vision for the Library, aligning the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. Overall responsibilities include developing and maintaining effective internal and external communications; building and leading a diverse team of talented professionals to manage Library operations; planning, evaluating and oversight of the library budget; strengthening current governmental funding sources; and developing additional revenue sources.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 5-7 years of increased responsibilities with administrative library experience including a minimum of three years supervisory experience. Essential attributes and skills include vision, creativity, energy, and enthusiasm; ability to network, partner, and promote library services; budget experience; political acumen; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and consensus-building skills. A track record of working effectively with a policy-making board, unions, and collaboratively with Town officials is desirable.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills while possessing comfort and skill in fundraising and development activities. The Board will expect a candidate to have a passion for the work of libraries and a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies, and “best practices” for library services.

Compensation. With a salary range of $125,000 – $140,000 (final placement dependent upon experience and qualifications), the Town offers an exceptional package, including excellent benefits, and annual attendance at leading library conferences.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. The position closes July 18, 2021.

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

Library Associate, Cloverdale Regional Library, CA

Under general supervision, this position performs a wide range of library tasks; assists patrons by answering reference and other questions and in selecting library materials; and performs related duties as required. TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:  Receives and responds to questions from patrons concerning resources; answers reference questions from patrons or directs more difficult reference questions to appropriate librarian.  Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone.  Uses the online catalog and other resources to assist patrons in locating and selecting books and reference materials; instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and resources including the Internet; conducts subject searches.  Uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials and charge and discharge materials; receives and processes requests and holds.  May assist in compiling booklists and pathfinders and answering reference questions in the area of specialty.  Receives inter-library loan requests; searches relevant database systems; confirms orders; upon receipt, verifies order and forwards item to patron; follows-up on items to ensure a timely return to originating library.  Assists the Branch Manager or others with various administrative tasks and programs.  Maintains shelf order; collects and accounts for fees and fines and makes deposits as necessary; keeps library records; writes reports. KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: Knowledge of:  Principles and practices of paraprofessional library work, including library reference, readers’ advisory, and other library services.  Principles, techniques, and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying, and organizing library materials.  Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Library staff. www.sonomalibrary.org Ability to:  Organize own work and the work of others, set priorities, and meet deadlines.  Interpret, explain, and apply all relevant Library policies and procedures, and applicable Federal and State laws, codes, and regulations.  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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and two (2) years of work experience in library services. Spanish bilingual skills are desired. SALARY RANGE: $26.75/hour to $33.43/hour CLOSING DATE: 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2021 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 Shelter in Place 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 www.sonomalibrary.org 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

Technology Librarian, North Lake County Public Library, MT

North Lake County Public Library, located in beautiful northwest Montana, is looking for an individual who has advanced computer and device software and hardware skills, experience assisting and teaching others with various technology skill levels, and exceptional customer service skills to fill the Technology Librarian position. Our successful candidate will have prior experience with Windows, Google, Apple and Android operating systems, will exhibit patience and experience teaching others how to use technology, and have a bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of technology work experience or a combination of technology education and experience.

 

The Technology Librarian works under the supervision of the Library Director. The position is primarily responsible for technology assistance for patrons and staff, technology related programming, maintenance of library computers, printers and devices, and ongoing projects and related work as assigned. This position requires exceptional organizational skills, patience, and a high degree of initiative. The ability to work in a positive manner with a variety of people is essential, as is the ability to convey information in a clear, concise, user-friendly way.

 

Polson is a growing community that sits on the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake, with access to shopping, snow skiing, hiking and biking trails in surrounding areas and Glacier National Park within a 90-minute drive.

 

North Lake County Public Library is an independent public library district with an exciting future. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits, including MT Public Employees Retirement Plan, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Explore our website at https://northlakecountylibrary.org.

 

A complete position description, announcement and application are available on our website or by contacting Library Director, Abbi Dooley at [email protected] or Assistant Director, Mallory Witham at 406-883-8225. First review of application packets is July 6, 2021.

 

Chief Executive Officer – Allegheny County Library Association, PA

The Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA) seeks an energetic, innovative, diplomatic, and equity-focused individual to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer and guide the organization to new levels of success, growth, and service to its residents and member libraries. Established in 1994, the ACLA is a federated library system of 46 independent public libraries made up of municipal department, municipal authority, and 501(c)(3)s. With more than 70 locations, ACLA is led by a 9-member governing Board, which is appointed by geographic regions, the Librarians Advisory Council, the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), and at-large seats appointed by the Board. ACLA’s $12.5 million budget is a combination of $4.5 million in state funds, $6.7 million from RAD, along with government and foundation grants and employs 13 FTE. The suburban libraries income – as a collective – is comprised of 66% local, 23% RAD and 11% State funding. To its member libraries, ACLA provides consulting, compliance, Bookmobile, accounting, professional development, advocacy, capacity building and partnership development services. With a strong foundation of cooperation and collaboration already in place, this unique organizational structure will provide a wealth of engagement and opportunity for a passionate library professional to further the work on equity, diversity and inclusion in the region. The Association’s mission is to provide and promote the highest quality public library service possible for all residents of Allegheny County through collaboration, cooperation and coordination. Key initiatives include execution of a completed strategic plan; developing programs and policies to address diversity, equity and inclusion goals; securing and maintaining sustainable funding for the consortium; further developing shared services; maintaining or building new relationships throughout the County, and strengthening the collaborative relationship between ACLA, CLP and eiNetwork.

Situated amongst the hills and river valleys of Allegheny County and Greater Pittsburgh (one of America’s Most Livable Cities), the region boasts some of the most diverse landscape in the United States. Outdoor enthusiasts can bike, walk or run along the 24 miles of riverfront trails on the three rivers and can take advantage of the impressive County Park system. If you prefer to escape the city, Ohiopyle State Park, Laurel Highlands and the Allegheny National Forest are a short drive away. From high-energy professional sports venues to intimate local businesses; from dense urban neighborhoods to spacious rural communities; from Kennywood Park to the Duquesne Incline the area offers something for everyone. The region has several nationally renowned cultural and educational institutions such as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Andy Warhol Museum, August Wilson African American Cultural Center, National Aviary, as well as the Universities of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and Duquesne. Pittsburgh has a long history of philanthropy and has been named one of the five most charitable cities in America by Charity Navigator. It is also home to multiple Fortune 500 corporations like Alcoa and PPG. The technology, higher education, and medical sectors have helped diversify the local economy. New additions like the Google Campus and steadfast organizations like the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Allegheny Health Network keep the region balanced and dynamic.

 

The CEO is responsible to the ACLA Board of Directors and will oversee the administration of the federated library system, working with the Office of Commonwealth Libraries while building and maintaining successful relationships with the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), administration and governing bodies of member libraries, elected officials, interested citizens and community partners. Additional responsibilities include: provide visionary, strategic and innovative leadership; identify, develop and encourage new sources of financial support; implement innovative countywide initiatives; administer distribution of funds to member libraries and ensure completion of reporting requirements; analyze and evaluate diverse service areas; recommend administrative strategies and policy to the Board; facilitate agreements between and among member libraries; and serve as a consultant to local libraries.

Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited institution and 7-10 years of library experience with 5-7 years of leadership required. An MBA, MPA or nonprofit management degree or certification is a plus. Consortium or federated library experience is strongly preferred.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $135,000 – $155,000 with an excellent benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller on or before the closing date of July 11, 2021.

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

 

Technical Services Librarian, Sweet Briar College, VA

 

Sweet Briar College invites applications for a Technical Services Librarian. The successful candidate will manage library technical services and electronic resources, and provide support for library systems. The incumbent will help develop the College’s approach to students, faculty, and community member access to electronic resources, help to maintain our library systems, and to support the blend of in-person and online learning that characterizes current, effective higher education.

 

As part of the library team, the Technical Services Librarian will focus primarily on the maintenance and improvement of electronic resource collections and systems. They will also collaborate with other library staff to provide reference, instruction, and faculty liaison service. We seek a flexible and creative thinker, who is eager to contribute to a reimagining of the library. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively, to develop their own ideas and to grow professionally within this position.

 

Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially welcome. Sweet Briar prides itself on creating a learning environment that encourages women to fulfill their highest potential. Leadership in all walks of life is fostered by the special connections our faculty make with their students, and Sweet Briar women translate their academic experiences into interesting and important lives.

 

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position will ultimately be determined by the successful candidate’s skills and experience, but will include:

 

· Provide oversight of library technical service functions, including acquisitions, cataloging and serials

· Lead management of electronic resources collection, to include e-resource purchasing, access, maintenance, usage and cost analysis

· Perform occasional copy cataloging, and maintenance of catalog records (Using SirsiDynix Horizon and OCLC WorldShare)

· Maintain and improve the library website, to meet accessibility standards and educational goals (Currently using the LibGuides platform and OCLC WorldShare)

· Manage electronic resource authentication (currently managed through OCLC EZ Proxy)

· Provide assistance and backup support for Horizon integrated library system (ILS)

· Serve as liaison to one of three academic divisions, communicating between subject area faculty and the library, and providing information literacy instruction

· Work collaboratively on collection management, including print and electronic material selection, deselection, collection analysis and planning

· Contribute to team provision of reference services in person, via email, and chat.

· Production of instructional videos and online tutorials, and contribution to the library’s social media outreach

· Participate in library, campus, and regional initiatives

· Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

· Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by the beginning of appointment;

· 3-4 years of relevant professional experience;

· Demonstrated interest in working across disciplines and engaging in collaboration across and beyond campus;

· Ability and willingness to apply principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the design and provision of library services, in support of the Sweet Briar College curriculum and community;

· Strong communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.

Preferred:

3 or more years of library work experience, ideally in an academic library

How to Apply: To apply, visit the Sweet Briar College Career Center: https://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/. All applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) a one-page statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through work in this position; and 4) the names and full contact information for three professional references. Items should be submitted

Classification: Full-time, benefits eligible, staff position

 

Reports To: Director of Library Services

Assistant Library Director, Roxboro, NC

 

Under the general supervision and direction of the Library Director, performs professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing, directing and evaluating library services. Supervises select staff in the area of Patron Services and Circulation.
 
Performs general administrative, supervisory, and accounting work in collaboration with the Library Director in planning and directing the County library system. The employee provides leadership and supervision for the Public Services desk and works collaboratively with Person County IT, staff of the Cardinal Consortium, and vendors to implement and maintain the Library’s technology, equipment, and ILS system. The employee prepares and maintains assigned financial and statistical records and reports, supervises the Public Services area of the public Library including supervision of Library Aides. Employee is also responsible for the operation of the library system in the absence of the Library Director. The employee works under the general supervision of the Library Director and exercises independent judgment and initiative in performing daily library functions.  

Minimum Education and Experience

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited graduate program or from a regionally accredited school of higher education with experience in professional library work. 
  • Three to five years of supervisory experience. 
  • Eligible for North Carolina Public Librarian Certification. 
  • Strong technology background and excellent customer service skills required.
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS preferred.

For complete job description click on the following:  

Assistant Library Director (2326)

 
An Equal Opportunity/E-Verify Employer

Person County conducts pre-employment screening on candidates.  Job offers are conditional pending the following:
  • A pre-employment drug screen for all candidates. Positions designated by Person County as Safety Sensitive are also subject to random drug and alcohol testing. 
  • A background check for all candidates.  Some positions also require a credit check. 
  • Additional screening and testing required for some positions. 
  • Within 3 days of the start of your employment with the County, you must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the US.

 

Agency
Person County Government
Address
304 South Morgan Street, Room 207

Roxboro, North Carolina, 27573
Phone
336-597-1725

 

Library Director, Troy, NH

The Gay-Kimball Library (GKL) Board of Trustees is seeking a new director who is welcoming, innovative, tech-savvy, organized, and an effective communicator with strong leadership qualities. The GKL enjoys broad support in the community including an amicable and effective relationship with Town Hall and Troy Elementary School.  The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overall operations of the library including but not limited to the development and monitoring of the annual operating budget, personnel supervision, facility management, programing for all ages, and services.

Troy (17.6 sq. mi, pop. 2,140) is an attractive New England town nestled at the base of beautiful Mount Monadnock in Southwestern New Hampshire. It is home to many recreational opportunities and is within easy driving distance to numerous mountains, hikes, lakes and the cities of Boston, Portland, and Brattleboro (VT).      

This is a salaried, exempt position with a 35-hour workweek that is flexible to include meetings and events that do not fall during normal library hours.  Evening and occasional Saturday hours are required.  

Qualifications:  Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  A minimum of four years of progressively responsible library experience including supervisory and administrative work.  
Demonstrated customer service skills.

The salary range is $38,000 – $43,000 depending on the candidate’s level of experience and qualifications.  The position’s generous benefit package includes health and dental insurance, NH retirement, and sick and vacation time.  Hiring is contingent on a background check.

For a more details and a full job description: http://www.troylibrary.us/library-director-position/

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, résumé and 3 references in a single PDF or Word document to [email protected] with the subject - Gay-Kimball Library Director Position.

Applications received by June 1, 2021 will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled and application review begins immediately.  

Library Specialist, Great Falls, MT

Paraprofessional responsibility for performing technical library services to patrons that includes a range of informational services, including reference, technology support and inter-library loan work.  This position also provides support in the circulation department as needed. See:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/greatfallsmt?keywords=library

Teen Programming and Outreach Associate, Walla Walla County Rural Library District's Burbank Branch, WA
Under the direction of the Branch Supervisor, the Teen Programming and Outreach Associate is primarily responsible for services to youth ages 13-19 at the Burbank branch, including in-branch programming, summer reading programs, Columbia High School and Columbia Middle School outreach services, social media marketing, general upkeep of the YA section of the library, and other duties as assigned. The associate also works with other branch and district staff to contribute to a committee and to circulation and maintenance functions. This position is 20 hours per week with the option for occasional added shifts. Candidates must be 18 years or older and available Monday through Saturday.
Interested candidates should mail or email a cover letter, resume, and application to:
Caitlin Hunsaker
Burbank Branch Supervisor
875 Lake Rd.
Burbank, WA 99323

[email protected]

This job posting is open until filled.
     
The Walla Walla County Rural Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Executive Director, Basalt, Library, CO

The Director of the Basalt Regional Library District is a highly skilled professional who wears
many hats, balancing the needs of the community while encouraging the talents of an
enthusiastic staff. Basalt Regional Library is more than a library to the patrons of the valley, it is
a hub for many of its users and, as Director, you will be an integral part of the community. The
Director is ultimately responsible for creating a positive environment where employees want to
work and patrons want to spend their time.
The Director we’re seeking:
● Mentors, motivates and skillfully hires staff to reach their potential.
● Represents and advocates for the Library in community meetings, programs and events.
● Envisions both a short- and a long-range outlook for the Library’s future.
● Expands community outreach into new areas and in innovative ways.
● Possesses experience in budgetary preparation and management, and is a competent
steward of taxpayer funds.
● Maintains the Library’s appearance and equipment, and makes creative use of the
Library’s spaces.
● Leads the effort to improve equity and opportunity within our multi-lingual, diverse
community.
● Embraces technology of today and is eager to explore technology of tomorrow.
● Must be willing to hang your hat here for a long time.
Is this the job for you?

Salary Range:
The salary range for the Executive Director position is $90,000 - $105,000 per year, based on
experience. Comprehensive benefits include health, vision, dental and life insurance, and
retirement savings contributions. Paid time off includes vacation, sick and holiday time.
Qualifications:
Applicants should have an MLS Degree from an ALA-accredited program and have a minimum
of five years supervisory/director’s experience. Previous experience with regional libraries, mill
levy funding, and budgeting for all aspects of a stand-alone library are desirable qualifications.
This is a salaried, exempt position, and the Director is expected to work the necessary hours per
week to fulfill the responsibilities detailed in the full Director’s job description. This typically
includes working on-site 40 hours or more, each week. Some evening and weekend hours may
be required.
Community Description:
Basalt sits at the confluence of two Gold Medal rivers and is located in the Colorado Rocky
Mountains, equidistant between Aspen and Glenwood Springs. Basalt residents have access to
excellent schools, a lively arts community, and a diversity of outdoor activities. Basalt boasts a
wonderful small-town atmosphere with a warm, inviting, and supportive community.
The Basalt Library is an architecturally beautiful building on the banks of the Roaring Fork River.
Patrons regularly mention how much they love the Library – its community feel, its staff,
programs, collections, and beautiful indoor & outdoor facilities. While Basalt’s population is
fewer than 4000, Basalt Library’s patrons are drawn from up and down the Roaring Fork Valley,
holding over 10,000 library cards. The Library progressively takes actions to improve diversity
and equity within our multi-cultural community. Our Library has become a landmark
destination in the Roaring Fork Valley and is one of the reasons people choose to live in Basalt.
Application Procedure:
A link to the detailed Job Description is found at:
https://basaltlibrary.org/director-job-description.html
To apply for the position of Basalt Regional Executive Director, please send your Letter of
Interest – with an answer to the Question: “What unique role does a library play in today’s
community?” and Resume to Barbara Milnor at [email protected] . References will be
requested at a later date. The deadline for submitting your application is Monday, June 14,
2021.

Library Director, West Custer County Library District, CO

The West Custer County Library District is seeking a full time Director. The Director will be responsible for creating and maintaining a welcoming, customer-oriented library. The Trustees desire a person who is able to relate well within our rural community. The position requires: digital technology proficiency; demonstrated ability to combine administrative and people skills; reliability and a sense of humor; and the love of learning. The Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is a jurisdiction of the State of Colorado, so employees need to recognize this government entity is required to provide services to all members of the community. The Director has a responsibility for the functioning of all systems of the Library: services; personnel; facility management; financial reporting; Board relations and Long Range Plan; and must be responsive to the public at all times. Bachelor’s degree required. A Master’s degree in library science or related field or equivalent experience is preferred. Salary range, depending on experience, is $43,000 – $48,000 with the possibility of an annual bonus based on performance. Healthcare benefits to be determined. State Law requires that the names and resumes of finalists for the Director’s position be publicly posted for two weeks prior to the final decision. Resumes and cover letters are due May 28, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. to Interim Director Genna Calkins-Mushrush at [email protected].

Westcliffe is in the Wet Mountain Valley, between the Sangre de Cristo mountain range and the Wet Mountains. This rural county with a population of approximately 5,000, is an active ranching community. Surrounded by natural beauty and excellent hiking trails, the community hosts arts, theater, astronomy, and local history events year-round.

Click here to download the full position description.

Dean of the IU Kokomo Library, IN

Indiana University Kokomo is seeking an innovative and dynamic leader to serve as Dean of the IU Kokomo Library beginning August 2, 2021. Information about the department and our facilities can be found at https://www.iuk.edu/library.

The primary responsibility of the Dean is to provide leadership in all areas of library administration and operation including visionary strategic planning; establishing goals; personnel supervision; assessment; communication with library constituents; and budget planning, justification and administration.

Applicants for this position must have a Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent), and a minimum of 6 years of previous academic library experience.  The candidate will have experience in management and supervision of professional librarians. The successful applicant will have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. In addition, candidates who bring evidence of a demonstrated commitment to diversity; the ability to provide dynamic and vigorous leadership in an academic library; the ability to mentor library colleagues in the promotion and tenure process; the ability to serve as the Library representative to various campus and university level bodies; demonstrated grant writing or fund raising success; a strong background in applying emerging technology within the academic library environment; and the ability to be innovative with library services, will be preferred.

This is a twelve-month, faculty rank, tenured position. The successful applicant must meet tenure requirements for librarians at Indiana University Kokomo https://policies.iu.edu/policies/aca-14-classification-academic-appointments/index.html.  Rank, either Associate Librarian or Librarian, will depend upon qualifications and experience.  If you have any questions, please contact Committee Chair Eric Bain-Selbo at [email protected]  765-455-9280.  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check mandated by the state and to submit an official transcript noting conferral of terminal degree.

For best consideration, applications should be received by June 6, 2021.  Review will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, electronically upload a cover letter that addresses the qualifications mentioned above, a statement regarding your vision of the library, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for three references to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10872.

One of eight campuses of Indiana University, Indiana University Kokomo is a comprehensive, non-residential campus located 50 miles north of Indianapolis in Kokomo, Indiana, a city of a population of about 50,000. Committed to student success, the campus serves approximately 3,100. IU Kokomo has approximately 260 full-time faculty and staff. Baccalaureate and master's degrees are offered. Additional information about Indiana University Kokomo can be accessed at http://www.iuk.edu. Persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this application process should contact the Office of Affirmative Action at 765-455-9316. 

Indiana University Kokomo seeks faculty skilled at working with members of diverse cultures and committed to preparing students to be engaged members of an increasingly diverse society.  

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. 

Library Coordinator, Arkansas State Library, Little Rock, AR

The Arkansas State Library, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, is seeking a Library Coordinator to develop and manage the Continuing Education Program for library workers in the state of Arkansas, and to provide consulting services and assistance to Friends of the Library groups throughout Arkansas.

 

Job Specific Duties

• Identify training and development needs of public library staff at all levels of the organization, in both public-facing and technical services.

• Contract with presenters and trainers to deliver workshops both face-to-face and virtually.

• Develop ongoing statewide programs modeled after the agency’s successful ALL-In program that focus on library foundations and an orientation program for new library directors.

• Assess improvement in knowledge, skills, and behavior by developing and implementing Outcomes Based Evaluation (OBE) of the Continuing Education Program.

• Keep up with emerging technologies and changing educational and cultural trends that affect the expectations of library users and develop training to support responsive library services.

• Assist library supporters and patrons throughout Arkansas in starting, reorganization, or revitalizing local Friends of the Library groups;

• Investigate and determine need for a statewide Friends of the Library group to support local chapters.

• Develop and provide training to local Friends of the Library groups on a wide variety of topics including how to recruit new members; the complimentary roles of the library board of trustees, library director, and the Friends group; planning successful programs; and partnering with other community organizations;

• Develop a Friends of the Library Toolkit that will provide local Friends chapters with support to operate effectively, legally, and ethically.

• Work with the Coordinator of the Arkansas Center for the Book and the Association of Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations, a Division of the American Library Association to investigate and develop an Arkansas Literary Landmark program.

 

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in planning events and programs with upwards of thirty (30) participants or guests.

• Familiarity with Adult Learning Principles.

• Familiarity with Friends of the Library roles and practices.

• Position will require in-state and some out-of-state travel.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Knowledge of modern library methods, techniques, and terminology. Knowledge of library administration, finance, and economic and social trends. Knowledge of library service patterns and library subject specialties. Ability to apply professional knowledge and program expertise in specific program areas. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Ability to use computer programs, systems, and databases. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association; plus two years of experience in professional library services work.

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $45,010.00 – 65,265.00. Employee benefits include State of Arkansas group health and life insurance, cafeteria plan, participation in the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, deferred compensation, and Employee Assistance Program. FLSA Status: Exempt.

 

To Apply

https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/job/Little-Rock-LIBRARY-COORDINATOR-AR-72201/735856200/

 

About Little Rock

Little Rock, Arkansas is located in Central Arkansas on the Arkansas River. Little Rock is a small city with all of the amenities of city life and the convenience and charm of a small town. Little Rock is home to the Clinton Presidential Center & Park, the world headquarters of Heifer International, the Museum of Discovery, and the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts which is currently undergoing a $142 million renovation. Arkansas is known as the Natural State and there are abundant opportunities for hiking, boating, hunting, and fishing in our forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains. With fifty-two state parks, outdoor enthusiasts can visit a different state park every week of the year.

 

Assistant Regional Library Director, Holston River Regional Library, Johnson City, TN

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.
The Holston River Regional Library staff is an innovative and creative team that works hard to make libraries better for the 27 libraries serving the 10 counties of upper East Tennessee. Located in beautiful and vibrant Johnson City, TN, with plenty of outdoor activities and close proximity to both city and country living, you can find exactly what you want and still be close to all the amenities you need. If you are looking for an exciting challenge and enjoy helping solve library problems supporting public library boards, directors and staff, apply today!
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.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
• MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required.
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: $40,800 annually plus 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] Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Assistant Regional Library Director, Falling Water River Regional Library, Cookeville, TN

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.
If you are ready to help shape the future of Tennessee public libraries and join a thriving and innovative team, this is your opportunity. Falling Water provides support for 20 large and small libraries in 14 counties of the Upper Cumberland area of Middle Tennessee. Working collaboratively with the directors and assistant directors of the eight other regions and the State Library & Archives staff, the Assistant Director will join the Regional Director, two support staff, and two IT professionals in making libraries in the Falling Water River Region the best they can possibly be. Cookeville (population 33,000) is the center of the growing Upper Cumberland micropolitan area (population 114,000) and home to Tennessee Tech University and the Bryan Symphony Orchestra; it is located halfway between Nashville and Knoxville and is surrounded by ten Tennessee State Parks and countless other outdoor adventure opportunities.
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..
• Assist with development of library 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.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
• MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school is required.
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: $40,800 annually plus 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] Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Micrographics Imaging Operator, Tennessee State Library and Archives, TN

Supervisor: Micrographics Manager
Summary: Operates micrographics and other document imaging technologies to transfer historical and current records to microfilm and/or digital files.
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.
Duties/Responsibilities:
• Operates imaging equipment, including rotary and planetary microfilm cameras, digital (DLSR) cameras, microfilm scanners, and digital archive writer.
• Operates related micrographics equipment, such as light meters, mechanical book cradles, and other items.
• Performs image capture from a range of archival and library materials to very exacting standards, consistently and productively.
• Handles rare or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage during the image process.
• Performs various quality control checks and monitors the quality of images produced; makes adjustments as necessary to focus, value, lighting, and orientation of digital files.
• Prepares daily work reports and accurate and timely records and logs of projects.
• Performs general record keeping and clerical duties.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
• Education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school and experience equivalent to two years of full-time library/archival and/or imaging experience.
• Proficient in the setup and maintenance of imaging equipment, including analog and/or digital cameras, photo stands, overhead scanners, and lighting environments.
• Proficient with image processing software.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Possesses good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with staff, both verbally and in writing.
• Understanding of image capture production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot systems.
• Ability to analyze and synthesize data with a strong attention to detail.
• Ability to be self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, set and meet deadlines, and demonstrate problem solving skills.
• Ability to organize materials in a logical filing sequence.
• Ability to keep records, track production, and draft basic statistical reports.
Physical Requirements:
• Physical requirements for this position to include good vision, dexterity and the ability to lift equipment, boxes, records, etc., weighing up to 50 pounds.
Health, safety and collections security:
• Assists the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working safely with the equipment provided
• Follows instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately reports any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions
• Takes whatever measures are necessary to protect the collections from loss, mutilation or theft
Salary: $30,000 annually plus the State of Tennessee benefits package.
To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to the Division of Human Resources, [email protected] by April 23rd. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line

Digital Imaging Specialist, Tennessee State Library and Archives, TN

Supervisor: Digital Librarian 3
Summary: The Digital Imaging Specialist works independently and under the general supervision of the Digital Librarian to perform the capture, reformatting, quality control, description, and optimization of digital images.
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.
Duties/Responsibilities
• Operates a variety of digital imaging equipment, including flatbed scanners (large-format, standard, and negative scanners), microfilm scanners, and digital (DLSR) cameras.
• Uses various types of software for imaging processing.
• Ensures consistent use of established digitization standards, including file formats, image resolution, file naming conventions, and metadata standards.
• Monitors quality of electronic images produced; makes adjustments as required to ensure consistent quality.
• Responsible for accurately indexing imaged documents into correct file and document types.
• Performs digital image capture from a range of archival and library materials to very exacting standards, consistently and productively.
• Assists patrons and staff with the fulfillment and delivery of imaging and print requests.
• Provides input on digitization workflows and drafts reports on production and use of digital images.
• Transfers derivative files to network servers for preservation and access.
• Handles rare or fragile originals skillfully to prevent damage during the imaging process.
• Performs related work as required.
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Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
• Possesses any combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university, or graduation from high school and experience judged as pertinent and sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
• Experience working in a digitization facility, or with substantial imaging responsibilities within libraries, museums, or other cultural heritage organizations
• Proficient in the setup and maintenance of digital imaging equipment, including digital cameras, flatbed and overhead scanners, photo stands, and lighting environments
• Proficient with image processing and graphic design software, especially Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Bridge)
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with staff and patrons, both verbally and in writing.
• Knowledge of basic library and/or archival practices and experience in digital imaging preferred.
• Understanding of image capture production methods and equipment and ability to use this information to troubleshoot systems.
• Familiarity with digital preservation methodologies and concepts related to image files
• Ability to analyze and synthesize data with a strong attention to detail.
• Ability to be self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, set and meet deadlines, and demonstrate problem solving skills.
• Ability to function effectively in an environment of competing priorities, balancing important tasks, urgent tasks, and ongoing maintenance
• Ability to monitor work flow on multiple projects simultaneously from commencement to completion.
• Ability to keep records, track production, and draft basic statistical reports.
• Physical requirements for this position to include good vision, dexterity and the ability to lift equipment, boxes, records, etc., weighing up to 50 pounds.
Salary: $32,508 annually plus the State of Tennessee benefits package.
To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to the Division of Human Resources, [email protected] by April 23rd. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

Librarian, Teen Services, Sonoma County Library, Roseland, CA

We are seeking an energetic, team-oriented Teen Services Librarian with a strong public service commitment for our Roseland Regional Library.  Provide library service and programming for and with teens and constant contact and collaboration with teens including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities. Spanish bilingual skills are preferred. Please complete the required supplemental questionnaire.

 

 

THE POSITION:

Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.

 

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide excellent customer service to all members of the community.
  • Deliver innovative teen’s programming such as book clubs, meet the author series, anime club and more.
  • Field questions at the service desk from patrons of all ages, and provide accurate, efficient and courteous responses to reference, reader’s advisory, and patron account inquiries.
  • Employ curiosity and empathy as you help community members develop digital literacy skills.
  • Perform collection maintenance work such as weeding and identifying items in need of replacement, and collaborating with the Collection Development team to ensure the collection is relevant, current, represents the community, and serves both the entertainment and education needs of the community. 
  • Work alongside other branch staff to maintain a safe and welcoming space, through explaining library policies and procedures consistently to patrons and fellow staff, and through proactively dealing with issues as they arise.
  • Create fun and informative social media content to reach and engage with our digital audience.  Craft press releases and other pieces to support the work of the Library’s Marketing Committee and communications staff in promoting library programs and services to the community.
  • Be an active and vital part of the highly collaborative part of the Youth Services team and support and be supported by fellow staff throughout the organization.

 

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. The Librarian II requires two years of appropriate professional experience working as a professional librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills are preferred.

 

SALARY RANGES:            Librarian I -   $31.78/hour to $39.68/hour

                                            Librarian II - $33.37/hour to $41.68/hour

 

(Spanish Bi-lingual pay eligible upon passing required testing)

 

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 pm, Tuesday, May 25, 2021

 

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). 

 

Branch Manager, Rohnert Park/Cotati, CA

Under the general supervision of the Public Services Division Manager, the Branch Manager provides excellent customer service, directs the day-to-day operations and activities of a regional branch library; evaluates the effectiveness of programs and services; develops related goals and objectives; supervises and coordinates staff and activities; provides professional library services including reference, readers’ advisory, collection development, and cataloging; and performs related duties as required.

 

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of a branch library including staff, materials, and facilities
  • Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates professional and support staff
  • Oversees or participates in the recruitment, training and scheduling of volunteers
  • Directs and coordinates activities of a branch library in conjunction with system policies and regulations
  • Makes budget recommendations and monitors the branch library budget
  • Participates in promotional and public relations tasks, such as creating interest in library services, and creating and implementing strategies for improving awareness of library services

 

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 and five (5) years of experience as a professional librarian, including two (2) years at a lead, supervisory, or managerial level.  

 

Licenses and Certifications: 

Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of library policies, program planning and implementation, systems development, and library operational trends and practices
  • Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work, including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services
  • Principles of supervision and training, including work planning, assignment, performance review, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures
  • Current and new technologies and electronic resources related to library services
  • Sound budgetary practices and development, monitoring, and implementation of a program budget

 

Ability to:

  • Assist in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards, and to oversee and coordinate library collection development and management activities
  • Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate staff
  • Identify the needs of the public and develop, implement, and manage assigned programs, service areas, policies, procedures, and/or material collections
  • Work closely and effectively with public officials, community groups, staff, volunteers, Library Advisory Boards, Friends of the Library, and the general public
  • 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

 

SALARY RANGES:            $88,961.60 to $111,092.80 annually plus benefits

 

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, 2021

 

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 Shelter in Place 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.

 

 

Library Director, Doniphan-Ripley County Library, Doniphan, MO

 The Doniphan-Ripley County Library (a tax-supported city-county library) Board of Trustees seeks an energetic library director to manage and oversee the day to day operations of the Library.  The director must be a person of high integrity and capable of creating a vision for the library and possess the skills necessary to bring that vision into reality.   S/He must be detail-oriented, have clear communication skills, be comfortable with technology, have a working knowledge of library management systems, possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office and be willing to learn and teach staff and patrons.  

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution of higher education
  • Computer and internet experience
  • Clear communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Must possess a current driver’s license
  • Previous library experience preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive and productive working relationships with the library board, city/county officials and community leaders.
  • Manage accounts receivable and payable
  • Oversee daily operations, equipment and maintenance of the library
  • Perform administrative tasks including supervising employees and volunteers
  • Place material orders and oversee the processing and maintenance of materials
  • Prepares a yearly budget for board approval
  • Prepares yearly data collection reports
  • Oversee maintenance of Library’s website
  • Develop and promote the services and programs of the library
  • Seek grant funding opportunities for library programming and technology needs
  • Administer policies approved by the board and in compliance with state and federal law.
  • Complete the New Director Boot Camp from MO State Library and other training as necessary.   
  • Other duties as deemed necessary.

Benefits

Annually: 12 paid holidays/15 paid vacation days/10 paid sick leave days

Salary

$30,000 to $40,000 depending on experience

Regular Hours:   40 hours per week.  May include evenings and weekends.

Applications

Applications may be emailed to [email protected]

or mailed to                      Director Search

                                             Doniphan-Ripley County Library

                                             207 Locust St

                                             Doniphan, MO  63935

 

Library Director, Pahrump Library District, NV

The Library Director is a full-time, salaried position with a salary range of $45,000 to $55,000
DOE. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, PER’S retirement plan, paid sick,
holidays and personal days.
Under the direction of the Pahrump Library District Board of Trustees, the Library Director will
be responsible for
Responsibilities to Patrons
• Provides a quality collection that meets the needs of the public.
• Envisions and interprets community needs, developing new programs and services for
all segments of the community.
• Assures that the staff is responsive to patrons and serves with them in a pleasant manner.
Responsibilities to the Library Board
• Recommends policies and advises the Board on operational, fiscal, staffing, and
facilities matter.
• Meets with the Library Board and its committees to discuss and plan policy
recommendations.
• Keeps the Library Board informed on matters pertaining to libraries.
• Prepares various reports, for Board approval.
• Prepares agendas for Library Board Meetings
• Works with Board committees to carry out their directives.
• Maintains confidentiality of all Board matters.
• Performs all duties as may be assigned by the Library Board.
Fiscal Responsibilities
• Performs budgeting, financial, and purchasing functions of the Library.
• Carries out the responsibility for the care, custody, and control of all monies of the
Library, including the investment of funds in accordance with State statutes.
• Prepares for the annual budget hearing, which includes budgeting operational expenses,
capital projects, and debt service, and estimating revenue to be received for the Library.
• Attends budget hearing then submits reports to the Department of Taxation.
Material Selection and Collection Development Responsibilities
• Assures that the materials selected and the services provided meet the needs of the
patrons and represents a judicious expenditure of funds.
• Supervises and approves the selection and purchase of all Library materials, equipment
and services.

Staffing Responsibilities
• Determines staffing requirements and hires the personnel necessary to meet those needs.
• Supervises the selection, training, and evaluation of Library staff.
• Works closely with supervisors and department managers in applying Library
policies.
• Assures that personnel are properly trained and promotes individual development.
• Assures that there is an effective and fair evaluation of all personnel and that proper
records are maintained.
Facilities Responsibilities
• Assures that the physical facilities, grounds, and equipment are properly maintained,
updated, and safe for use.
• Oversees the Library’s human, material, equipment, and facilities resources.
• Evaluates and develops plans for effective allocation and utilization of building space to
meet the changing needs of the Library.
Planning Responsibilities
• Develops and recommends an annual operational plan and a long-range plan when
requested by the Board; ensures that plans are carried out within budgetary
constraints and at the discretion of the Board.
Job Requirements
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of public Library functions
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration as applied to a
public Library.
• Ability to administer the activities of a public Library and to supervise the work of
others.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors,
subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.
Qualifications
Graduate of a College or University with a degree related to Library science, social science,
business, or public administration. Masters of Library Science from accredited University.
Five years of professional Library experience, including at least two year as a Librarian in
charge of a small Library or in charge of a major division of a large Library.
How to Apply
Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and two letters of references to Pahrump Community Library, 701
East Street, Pahrump, NV 89048 or email [email protected]
Closing Date: May 14th 2021

Library Director, Clear Lake Public Library, IA

Due to a retirement, the Clear Lake Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking an enthusiastic Library Director with excellent interpersonal skills, creative problem-solving skills, and a desire to serve and promote the library and foster positive community and staff relations.

Job Description:  The Library Director is responsible for all library operations including creating, establishing, and implementing plans, programs, and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees. The Director is also responsible for financial management, program and collection development, staff hiring and supervision, facility maintenance and community outreach.

Community Description:  Clear Lake, Iowa is a community of 8,000 residents located on Interstate 35 approximately 110 miles north of Des Moines and 115 miles south of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Clear Lake is the 3rd largest natural body of water in Iowa at almost 3700 acres and is a terrific boating, sailing, fishing, and recreational amenity. It is also utilized in the winter for ice boating and kite flying. Clear Lake is home to the venerable Surf Ballroom and hosts numerous concerts throughout the year. The Community is widely known for its vibrant social activities and numerous festivals and events which draw hundreds of thousands of people throughout the year.  It is an outstanding place to live, work and raise a family.

Requirements:  MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited university. 

Preferred Experience:  3-5 years experience working in a library

Salary:  $52,000-$72,800/year ($25.00-$35.00/hour) dependent on qualifications and experience.  Benefits include health and life insurance, IPERS pension, vacation, sick, personal and holiday pay.

To apply:  Interested applicants may apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and professional references to [email protected] or mailing to: Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, IA 50428.  Application deadline is May 28, 2021.  EOE.

Library Director, Prairie Skies Library District, IL

The Prairie Skies Public Library District is currently accepting resumes and seeking applicants for the position of Library Director. We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer focused person who is comfortable with technology.  The preferred candidate will have strong communication skills and progressively responsible library service.   

Prairie Skies is a rural library district outside of Springfield, IL serving a population of 7,500.  The district has two locations, in Pleasant Plains and Ashland. It covers four counties: Cass, Menard, Morgan and Sangamon; and includes two school districts; Pleasant Plains and A-C Central.  It is part of the Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the public needs. They are responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating and providing leadership to an engaged staff of seven, both full and part-time. The director will continue developing and sustaining relationships with a growing Friends of the Library group and other community partners.

Other responsibilities include helping to draft the annual tax levy ordinance and budget; attending system and consortia meetings; filling out any required reports to the state, system, library board or other agencies; writing grants and other tasks related to the growth and success of the library.  

The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications - an ALA accredited MLS/MLA degree or equivalent and at least 2 years library experience including supervisory experience.  Interested persons should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter and three references to [email protected] Questions may be directed to the same address.  

Library Director, Keokuk Public Library, IA

The Board of Trustees of the Keokuk Public Library (KPL) is looking for an engaged, progressive Director with outstanding management abilities and professionalism.  KPL is a Class F Iowa library with a collection size of 123,910 and a staff of 6 FTEs.  The successful candidate will hold a master’s degree in Library Science, experience in public library administration, staff supervision, and budget development.  The Director needs the ability to create, develop, and implement innovative solutions and initiatives; develop effective and positive working relationships with the community, city leaders, Board of Trustees, and library staff.  Director reports to nine member appointed board.  Full job description can be found at https://www.keokuklibrary.org/job-descriptions. Salary range $50,000-$65,000 DOQ/DOE. Candidates need to submit letter of interest, resume, and official transcripts to [email protected].  Position open until filled. EOE/AA.

Library Director, Linwood Community Library, Linwood, KS

 

Are you an enthusiastic, community-minded leader?  Are you a visionary looking for an opportunity to shape a public library?  If so, please consider applying to become the Linwood Community Library Director.  The Library is located between Lawrence and Kansas City on Kansas Highway 32 and serves a population of just under five thousand. The library is a Service Center II Library with a budget of $360,000 and is accredited by Northeast Library System (NEKLS).  The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, carefully steward financial and physical resources, foster a collegial and collaborative work environment, and create strong relationships between the Library and the community.

 

To view a full job description and details for applying, please visit:

 

http://www.linwoodcommunitylibrary.org/director_job_description.pdf

 

Position is open until filled.

 

Technical Services Staff, Johnson County Library, Buffalo, WY

The Johnson County Library in Buffalo, Wyoming, has an opening for a
full-time staff member. Duties include but are not limited to: cataloging
and processing new materials; operating the main desk; assisting the
public; shelving materials; helping with other tasks as needed.

Background working with children and teens is a plus. The library will
conduct a criminal background check on new hires.

The qualified candidate should possess the following:
-        Experience working in a team environment and with all ages of the
public
in a professional and friendly manner
-        Knowledge of/skill with all MS Office applications
-        Familiarity with computers and mobile devices

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position. Benefits include paid
vacation, sick time, health insurance, and enrollment in the Wyoming
Retirement System. Pay is $31,200 per year.

Job applications are available at www.jclwyo.org and may also be picked up
at the library. Please submit the completed application by: handing it in
at the library’s main desk; emailing it with “Library Position 2021” in
the subject line to [email protected]; or mailing it to
Director Steve Rzasa, Johnson County Library, 171 North Adams Ave.,
Buffalo, WY 82834.

Positions open until filled with preference given to applications received
by Friday,
May 7, by 6 p.m.

Steve Rzasa, Director
Johnson County Library
171 N. Adams
Buffalo, WY 82834
(307) 684-5546

State Publications Librarian, Wyoming State Library, Cheyenne, WY

Vacancy announcement

Open until filled

The WSL is looking for a creative, outgoing self-starter to fill the State Publications Librarian position.

This position manages the Wyoming State Government Publications Depository Program. This includes serving as the State Library’s liaison to state government agencies and employees, collecting and distributing the materials in this program, and processing tangible publications using the WYDOCS classification system. The position will monitor the use of the library’s content management software in the curation of the Wyoming State Publications digital depository, educate state agencies on the depository program and their statutory obligation to the program, and work with state agencies to increase accessibility to specialized collections through inclusion in the WYLD database or the State Library’s digital collections. The position manages the State Library’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), including selection, maintenance, and evaluation of the collections according to the guidelines established by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This includes serving as the resource specialist for traditional and electronic PTRC materials and information and intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. This position also manages and organizes the Wyoming Inventors and Wyoming Trademarks Databases.

 

Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator, Wyoming State Library, Cheyenne, WY

Vacancy announcement

Open until filled

The Wyoming State Library seeks an experienced individual to serve as the Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator for the WYLD Network office in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The WYLD Network is a statewide, multi-type library consortium of more than 100 different member libraries. The ILS is managed by the Wyoming State Library’s WYLD Office and is a SirsiDynix Symphony hosted system. The shared database contains more than 1 million bibliographic records and 300,000 patron records.

The ILS Administrator (CRLI09) reports directly to the WYLD ILS Program Manager and is responsible for the overall technical management of all aspects of the ILS, supporting automated system operations and related technologies for all libraries in the WYLD consortium. The position leads the WYLD Office support team and oversees day-to-day operations and maintenance of the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS (SirsiDynix Symphony) and the public access catalog (SirsiDynix Enterprise).

Preferred:
An ALA-accredited graduate degree. Three to five years’ experience supporting an integrated library system, preferably SirsiDynix Symphony, and related library software and hardware. Demonstrated ability to work with programming languages such as PHP, Perl or Python. Excellent oral and written communication skills. A strong service orientation. Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions.

For a full description of duties and preferred qualifications, please visit CRLI09-2021-00576-Librarian Technical Analyst-Cheyenne.

Find an overview of the services the WYLD Office supports at library.wyo.gov/wyld/support/services.

 

Interlibrary Loan Technician, Wyoming State Library, Cheyenne, WY

Vacancy announcement

Open until filled

This is a full-time, benefited State of Wyoming position. The ILL technician assists daily interlibrary loan duties and provides support and training to other interlibrary loan staff employed at Wyoming libraries within the WYLD network. They will assist in the physical processing of library materials being added or removed from the State Library’s collection and ensure they are discoverable and accessible by patrons and staff. This position supports digitization programs. The Interlibrary Loan Technician will spend a significant amount of time staffing the reference desk to support direct patron calls, emails, and queries.

Head of Information Services, Salina Public Library, KS

Salina Public Library is seeking a new Head of Information Serves. This position at Salina Public Library provides high-quality, friendly and professional services. The right candidate will be confident in leading a high-functioning team of librarians and library associates to provide reference services to the public, maintain a robust collection, provide valuable programming and create solutions for serving the Salina community. To be a part of our library team, a positive attitude, flexibility and willingness to work well with everyone is required.

A full job description and how to apply can be found on SPL's website.

Salina is a progressive city with a growing population of just under 50,000. Salina serves as the regional hub for medical services, retail trade, entertainment, and other unique attractions! A diverse economy and strong work ethic allow Salina to continually rank among Kansas’ best in such areas as cost of living, regional trade, career opportunities, and personal income. For more information on Salina, visit Imagine Salina.

Library Director, Upper Skagit Library District, Concrete, WA

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Cascade Mountains in Northwest Washington, the Upper Skagit Library District serves a rural population of 4,100 in eastern Skagit County. This partial-county library district was formed by a vote of the people in 2001 and opened to the public in January 2005. The library offers a full range of library services including public access to high speed Internet via wireless and local area networks. The library just moved into a renovated building of 3,700 square feet. A dedicated Board of Trustees appointed by County Commissioners is the sole governing unit for the library.

The Area:

The library enjoys easy user access in the mercantile center of Concrete, WA (population 883), a rural and majestic community on the North Cascades Highway along the Skagit, Cascade, and Sauk Rivers. The area offers friendly people and opportunities to enjoy recreational activities in a lovely, natural setting. We are best known for our wild and scenic rivers, which boast salmon runs, eagles, and wildlife galore.

The Position:

The Director of the Upper Skagit Library will be responsible for the daily operations of the library, including personnel, financial management, library automation and other technologies. The position will manage all aspects of collection development. The Director will oversee educational and cultural programming, stay current on the latest technologies, and share the vision of the library within our community. The position requires a high level of independence with accountability directly to the Board of Trustees. The successful candidate will be committed to leading the library to its next level of growth.

Essential Skills/abilities:

Demonstrated public speaking ability Experience in budgeting and administration Solid background in supervising staff Skilled in written and verbal communication

Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and education levels Demonstrates deep understanding of rural library issues

Ability to work in an open floor-plan library

A Master’s in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and Washington State Library certification. Five years public library experience including at least two years experience in management and staff supervision required.

Application Process:

Only applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be considered. A completed application, cover letter and resume must be received by 5:00 pm, April 30. The documents can be emailed to: [email protected]  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paid Leave: vacation 10 hours per month with longevity increases; sick leave 8 hours per month; 11 holidays.

Retirement: The library district and employees contribute jointly to the State of Washington Public Employee’s Retirement System.

Insurance: The director position receives compensation for health insurance.

Entry wage:  Hours:  $60,000- 40-hour workweek with some evening and Saturdays possible.

Equal Opportunity/Non-Discriminatory Employer:

All Qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, veteran status, marital status, or the presence of physical, sensory or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary for proper and efficient performance of that occupation.

 

Library Director, Reed Memorial Library, OH

Join one of Library Journal’s top 10% highest-rated public libraries in the nation as the next Director of the Reed Memorial Library (https://www.reedlibrary.org/). The seven-member appointed Board of Trustees seeks an innovative and trusted leader to serve as Director for the 20,500 residents of the Ravenna community from a single 35,000 square foot building in beautiful downtown Ravenna.  With a $2 million annual budget, a recently passed 5-year operating levy, and 32 staff, the Library focuses on providing excellent customer service and embodies their tagline of ‘Empowering Everyone’. Programs for the community include collaborations with the Portage County Historical Society and Main Street Ravenna, the Telling a People’s Story Exhibit, and virtual role-playing games for teens.  Key initiatives include an update/revision of the current strategic plan; execution of a building assessment/space utilization study; implementation of performance-based staff evaluations; and building strong relationships with the staff, Board, stakeholders and community partners. 

 

Our Community: As the seat of Portage County in northeast Ohio, Ravenna’s beautiful and historic downtown is complemented by lovely neighborhoods and a friendly community.  The City and Township of Ravenna are geographically central to nearby cities (Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown and Pittsburgh) and offer many opportunities in their own backyard.  Initiatives from community groups including Main Street Ravenna and the Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce are breathing new life into a growing city.  Within Ravenna and surrounding communities, there are a significant number of local artisans, restaurants, and wineries to entertain and inspire.  The Portage Hike and Bike Trail links several major trail systems in Ohio and leads to many historical sites and parks.  Educational opportunities in the county include excellent and renowned institutions such as Kent State University, Youngstown State University, Northeast Ohio Medical University, and excellent public and private school systems.      

 

Responsibilities: The Director, as the Chief Administrative Officer, is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the administration and operation of the Library.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing, recommending and monitoring the annual operating budget in conjunction with the Fiscal Officer; hiring and developing employees; participating in professional associations appropriate to the library and the community; engaging community agencies; reporting to the Board of Trustees; recommending changes in present services and facilities; serving as a representative to the Portage Library Consortium; and  being the face of the Library.  Learn more about the position, the Library and the community at Reed Links (https://www.bradburymiller.com/rmllinks.htm).   

 

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree and five years of library experience.  Essential skills include: interpreting community needs and interests; meeting and maintaining the public’s confidence; demonstrating excellent communication skills (written, spoken, and listening) and positive interpersonal skills; planning effective public service and guiding the efforts of all employees to support the Library’s mission and vision; demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of library services; supervising others, acting independently and showing good judgment; and demonstrating knowledge of current library technology. A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and governing board experience are preferred.  Must qualify to be bonded. 

 

Compensation:  The starting salary range is $65,000-$80,000 with an excellent benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://www.bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a cover letter and resume as a Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller, [email protected], on or before the closing date of May 23, 2021.

 

Administrative Specialist, Sonoma County Library, CA 

FULL-TIME 40 HOURS PER WEEK
Sonoma County Library is seeking a customer service-oriented individual with excellent project management
skills, and solid communication, interpersonal relations, organizational, and problem solving skills to serve as the
Administrative Specialist in support of the Library Commission and the Deputy Director.
THE POSITION
Supports operational activities of the Library Commission, and the Library Administration. Supports a broad
range of management functions, including scheduling, minute-taking, electronic and print records maintenance,
both internal and external communications, recruitment, and labor negotiations. Serves as liaison to the Library
Commission.
TYPICAL TASKS include but are not limited to:
Provides ongoing support for the Library Commission
 Ensures all activities comply with the Brown Act.
 Coordinates preparation for and follow-up to meetings of the Library Commission, including the
preparation and distribution of the Commission’s meeting packet.
 Supports the Director’s role as Clerk to the Library Commission.
 Coordinates Library Advisory Board (LAB) appointments, record-keeping, and public information.
 Coordinates Commission and LAB communication (letters, emails, telephone etc.) for the Director and
Deputy Director.
 Develops and maintains a records management system for the Library.
 Monitors the Commission’s projects and work plan and assists as needed.
 Oversees the review schedule of library policies.
 Prepares and distributes correspondence from the Commission.
Provides ongoing support for the Deputy Director
 Provides administrative support to the Deputy Director, including preparing documents and correspondence,
scheduling and making arrangements for meetings and appointments, and maintaining confidentiality of
documents, records, communications, and information.
 Maintains accurate administrative records and files.
 Attends meetings of the Library Management Team and others, assists in the preparation of minutes.
 Assists in planning and scheduling activities.
 Compiles and reports operational statistics, including preparation of statistical reports to the Library
Commission and outside agencies.
 Assists in the development and review of Library policies and procedures, including distribution and
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ensuring ongoing availability in electronic and paper form.
 May perform administrative and programmatic work in such areas as reporting, grants, purchasing,
database management, contract administration, management analysis, public information, and program
evaluation.
 Communicates orally, in writing, or through graphic representations and statistical summaries with
colleagues, managers, employees, the public, organized employee groups, and representatives of various
organizations.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices, and techniques of library management and the administrative coordination of library and
information services; organization and function of public agencies, including the role of an elected Library
Commission and appointed advisory boards, applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, technical processes,
and procedures related to public agency governance and operations such as the Brown Act and Public Records
Act; research methods, search techniques, and internet resource identification including online catalogs and
databases; principles, practices, and techniques of public relations, community outreach, and service promotion;
project coordination and implementation procedures; modern office administrative and secretarial practices and
procedures, including the use of standard office equipment; principles and practices of data collection and report
preparation; techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public,
vendors, contractors, and Library staff.
Ability to:
Perform responsible administrative and management support work with accuracy and minimal supervision;
develop well-defined goals, coordinate diverse functions, and effectively organize work to achieve objectives
with attention to timeline and budget; actively participate in management team activities, contributing to
deliberations, adding value to discussions as appropriate, offering support and assistance where needed, and
keeping members informed of status of projects and relevant issues; prepare written communications, project
documentation, reports, and presentations, organize, maintain, and update office database and records systems;
analyze and resolve office administrative and procedural concerns and make process improvement changes to
streamline procedures; 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; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; adjust to changing priorities; work to well-defined
goals, coordinate diverse functions, and effectively organize work to achieve objectives; analyze situations and
data and make sound decisions; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information; adjust to changing priorities;
explain policies and procedures to patrons and staff; use initiative and independent judgment within established
procedural guidelines; maintain accurate records and files; prepare clear and concise reports and other written
material, including tables, charts, graphs, and presentations; use a range of hardware and software, including
learning advanced skills and ability to create and maintain web resources; interact and communicate tactfully
and professionally with a wide range of people; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information regarding
business/financial operations, recruitment, and labor negotiations.
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major
coursework in library science, education, business or public administration, finance, human resources,
management, or a related field, and two (2) years of administrative experience, preferably in a library setting;
possession of a valid California Driver’s License
SALARY RANGE: $32.57/hour to $40.67/hour
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Monday, April 19, 2021
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 Shelter in Place 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 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.

Branch Librarian, Pateros, WA

All NCW Libraries staff embrace these core competencies as an organization and as individuals who positively
represent the library and its mission in the community.
• Ethical Practice
• Professionalism
• Building Respectful Relationships
• Valuing Diversity & Promoting Inclusiveness
• Library Advocacy & Intellectual Freedom
• User Focus
• Effective Communication & Collaboration
• Foundational Knowledge
• Adaptability
• Continuous Learning

Position Summary
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.

Essential Functions
• 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.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation.
• Ability to identify, establish and maintain community partnerships and serve as an ambassador for NCW Libraries.
• Demonstrated computer literacy and the ability to effectively assist patrons with library technology.
• 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.
• Knowledge and adherence to library policies and the ALA Code of Ethics.
• Knowledge of personnel and time management principles.
• Ability to communicate effectively, exercise tact, initiative, and independent judgment.
• Ability to gather and maintain a variety of library records and statistics.

Education & Experience
Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited graduate program required. Other degrees and/or
experience may be considered. Three years related experience and a minimum of one year of supervisory
experience.

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

Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, sit; use hands to finger,
handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; reach overhead, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
Required to push, pull, load and unload carts, bins, and boxes, pull books from shelves, put books back on shelves,
occasionally required to climb or balance on a stool. Frequently lift and move up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift
and/or move up to 40 pounds. 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.

Wage & Benefits
• $27.16/hour (Salary Classification M)
• Full-Time
• Non-Exempt
• Medical, dental, vision, life
• Sick and vacation leave
• Retirement through State of Washington

Library Collections and Services Director, Columbia, SC

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!

We have a great career opportunity available for a Library Collections and Services Director in our Columbia, South Carolina headquarters.

The Library Collections and Services Director will lead our library collections and services department in alignment with the agency’s mission, goals, and strategic directions.  The library collections and services department is comprised of library staff responsible for providing library services to patrons, and acquiring and making materials available.  This position is responsible for overseeing the library functions of the South Carolina State Library, to include research assistance, circulation, acquisitions, cataloging, and digitization.   

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.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supervise employees by applying management principles according to South Carolina State Library policy and procedures.
  • Complete performance management timely and accurately and monitoring employee progress towards goal attainment.
  • Communicate expectations and provide feedback to assist employees with performance improvement, professional development, and skills/competency development.
  • Coordinate and implement public services to library patrons including but not limited to circulation, interlibrary loan, ready reference, and research assistance.
  • Responsible for department’s promotion and outreach activities related to the library services and resources offered by the South Carolina State Library.
  • Coordinate the selection, budgeting, and approval of materials for the collection in both print and electronic titles, including acquisitions, cataloging, and physical processing of items.
  • Oversee the South Carolina state documents depository system, including acquiring both physical and digital items from state agencies and participation with state documents depository libraries.
  • Oversee the State Library’s participation and compliance as a selective federal documents depository library in the acquisition of both print and electronic items. 
  • Serve a primary contact for digitization support to public libraries and other state partners.
  • Serve a primary representative of the South Carolina State Library on the South Carolina Digital Library Advisory Board.

Minimum Requirements:   

 

  • A bachelor’s degree and professional experience related to the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A masters' degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
  • Ten (10) years professional library experience.
  • Five (5) years supervisory experience, supervisory experience critical.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage project activities through the supervision of subordinate staff.
  • Ability to develop, implement, and monitor departmental and project budgets.
  • Familiarity with best practices in the areas of collection development and library public services.
  • Knowledge of current digital collections technologies, standards, platforms, and products.

Hiring Range:           $49,594 - $70,674

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

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.

How to Apply: 

All applications must be submitted online at:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/3026361/library-collections-and-services-director?department[0]=State%20Library&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

South Carolina State Library

 

1500 Senate Street

 

Columbia, SC 29201

 

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

 

Content Access Specialist/Library Assistant 4, Library for Accessible Books, Tennessee State Library and Archives

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Execute a successful digital audio book duplication-on-demand program; partner with LABM assistant director and director to develop policies and best practices for providing excellent service as that program evolves.
• Execute the plan for a successful participation of LABM in the statewide interlibrary loan service, for large print books; serve as chief operator for that program.
• Accurately perform read and write-protection procedures per National Library Service (NLS) guidelines, using provided software; serve as primary trainer on these procedures for other LABM staff.
• Coordinate tasks with one or more volunteers in a manner that makes optimal use of everyone’s time and ensures proper procedural flow.
• Keep staff informed on current topics and trends in LABM, particularly in relation to downloading books and using the NLS smartphone apps; provide training to staff and patrons as assigned.
• Assist with cataloging and inventorying new items, both those made via the duplication-on-demand program and materials entering the collections from other sources.
• Accurately and efficiently process new items, including the generation and application of labels, cover protection, and other such tasks.
• Perform item record cleanup through the catalog.
• Assist with development and maintenance of collection management policies and procedures.
• Assist with accurate, timely inventories of physical collections.
• Perform patron database management tasks, including individual record cleanup, monthly usage file import, and annual record purge.
• Accurately and efficiently perform de-selection tasks in accordance with National Library Service guidelines, including identifying and packaging items for shipment.
• Assist with LABM collection development.
• Shelve materials, pull materials from shelves, shift materials on shelves, clean materials and shelves, and otherwise perform stacks maintenance tasks.
• Assist with unloading, sorting, checking in, and otherwise processing incoming materials returned via U.S. Mail, generally in large quantities.
• Perform quality control tasks for audio books in multiple formats.
• Compile statistics and write reports as requested.
• Monitor inventory of supplies and place orders in a timely manner, per guidelines.
• Provide coverage for other positions in LABM when needed, including direct patron assistance by phone, via email, and face-to-face, preparing daily mail cards, scanning items out into circulation, and answering incoming phone calls and emails.
• Provide BARD support and training as needed.
• Perform other duties as requested.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
• Must possess education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school.
• Ability to maintain detailed statistical records using Microsoft Word and Excel to meet NLS and in-house needs.
• Possesses strong knowledge of changing technologies, including the use of eBooks in multiple formats and general file management principles.
• Must have direct experience in the operation of a circulating library (public or special), including patron service and cataloging.
Knowledge and Abilities:
• Advanced skills in smartphone operations, including iOS and Android operating systems.
• Commitment to providing excellent customer service.
• Possesses the interpersonal skills to work within the structure of state government and represent TSLA and its programs.
• Possess strong computer skills in standard software (including word processing and spreadsheet development), library data systems, and other library technologies.
• Ability to help staff through electronic and technological changes that are part of the library world.
• Ability to keep knowledgeable about changing technologies.
• Ability to learn to use all features of both the simple and advanced models of the National Library Service digital players, and to teach others how to use the machines.
• Ability to perform high volume, repetitive tasks accurately and with close attention to detail.
• Ability to plan and organize tasks in order to complete assigned duties in a timely manner, including the delegation of work to volunteers.
• Ability to be a positive influence within the building and section.
• Ability to adapt to change.
• Warm and professional manner in dealing with coworkers, volunteers, and the public in person, via telephone, and by email.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to organize and maintain paper and electronic records.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron files.
Physical Requirements:
• Ability to handle materials weighing 25 pounds on a consistent daily basis and move loaded rolling bins containing up to 500 items.
• Ability to bend and lift materials onto stacks both in high and low positions.
• Ability to read and assimilate multi-digit numbers, including performing detailed data entry accurately and efficiently.
• Ability to operate handheld scanners and USB drives effectively.
• Ability to use job-related software effectively.
• Ability to work in stacks environment with books that contain dust and other allergens.
• Ability to simultaneously use telephone and computer system for extended periods of time.
• Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time.
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: $32,500 annually plus 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]

 

Regional Library Director, Tennessee Department of State, Tennessee State Library and Archives, Murfreesboro, TN

 

Summary: Employees in this classification constitute a team of leaders guiding the development of library services across the state. Each Regional Director focuses on his/her particular area of the state but has a broad view of library needs and practices within the state and nationally. With this broad scope in mind, the Regional Director is responsible for a regional library center and the local public libraries within that region. The Regional Director plans, initiates, organizes and develops a library program for the libraries of that region, working in harmony with other Regional Directors and the State Library and Archives.
Each Regional 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 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 directors/managers. The 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 assists local library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and advice in all areas of public library service.
Through observation, participation and collecting data, the director will develop a knowledge of the region as a whole, which he/she will use to determine strategies for improving and strengthening library services both regionally and, in conjunction with peers, statewide. Regional Directors 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:
• Provides advice and guidance to public library directors in library management, principles and trends, and legal and ethics issues.
• Assists 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.
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• Provides advice and guidance to public library trustees in addition to attending local library board meetings to ascertain and assist with library policy, planning and development.
• Works with local government officials and library support groups providing advocacy and awareness.
• Develops an annual program of workshops and in-service training for local library staff, public library trustees and regional staff.
• Directs and evaluates regional library staff.
• Manages State and Federal dollars, approving/denying all expenditures using mandated guidelines.
• Monitors state’s “Maintenance of Effort” requirements for library boards.
• Prepares reports for local libraries, the regional board, and the State Library and Archives.
• Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions which may require overnight travel.
• Works in conjunction with Planning and Development staff in implementing statewide initiatives.
• Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
• ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library or Information Science.
• Five years experience in professional library work in an increasingly responsible position, preferably in a public library setting, with at least three years in a responsible supervisory or administrative capacity.
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 building design and equipment and modern library technology.
• Has working knowledge of online library management systems.
• Possesses 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 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 Tennessee driver’s license.
• Must exhibit the ability to be a positive influence within the region and while representing the region and state government.
• Ability to move and lift materials up to 35 pounds.
• Ability to stoop, bend and lift to file and retrieve materials.
• Ability to work in an environment with books and materials that contain dust and other allergens.
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Starting Salary: $67,626 per annum plus State of Tennessee benefits package.
To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] Position will be open until filled.
About the Stones River Regional Library If you are ready to step up your game and join a thriving and innovative library team, this is your opportunity. Stones River provides support for 26 large and small libraries in 11 counties of Middle Tennessee. Working collaboratively with the directors of the eight other regions and the State Library & Archives staff, the Regional Director will oversee a team of three support staff and an IT professional. Murfreesboro is a vibrant city of over 140,000 located 34 miles from downtown Nashville, with its own art scene, restaurants, shopping and parks.

 

Executive Director, LibraryLinkNJ, The New Jersey Library Cooperative

The Executive Board of LibraryLinkNJ seeks a creative and innovative leader—responsive to member, staff and state-wide needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next Executive Director.  LibraryLinkNJ is the single, statewide, multi-type library cooperative in New Jersey, working in partnership with its 2,600 multi-type member libraries and the New Jersey State Library to provide access to excellent library services for 8.79 million residents in twenty-one counties.   With a $2+ million annual budget and 5 FTE system staff, LibraryLinkNJ is a member-focused organization with a reputation for providing effective continuing education, strong outreach services, high-level support for innovative technologies, and statewide delivery to its multi-type library membership. The Cooperative has over 1100 voting representatives from over 2,600 public and private school, public, academic, institutional, corporate, health sciences and special libraries and library-related agencies.  A member-elected Executive Board meets monthly to oversee the programs and services of the organization. LibraryLinkNJ is a 501(c)(3) organization formed from the 2010 consolidation of the four regional cooperatives and is funded by the New Jersey State Library; members join at no charge and pay no dues.

From the mountains of High Point to the shore areas of the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey is a model of geographic diversity. It is the 11th most populous and the most densely populated of the 50 states. Bordering New Jersey on the north and east are the metropolitan areas of New York and on the west and southwest by Pennsylvania and Delaware. Known as the Garden State, the state still lives up to its name, and continues to have major cities and industries, pleasant suburbs and rural areas located throughout the state and easily accessible through a wide network transportation system. The LibraryLinkNJ office is in Ewing, NJ. For more information on LibraryLinkNJ, the area, and the State, please visit LibraryLinkNJ Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director’s primary role is to provide leadership and initiative for LibraryLinkNJ. The ED works with the Executive Board and members of the Cooperative in the development and implementation of programs to enhance library services in New Jersey; manages the headquarters office; makes recommendations to the Executive Board concerning the hiring of office staff; and supervises and motivates staff in accordance with policies adopted by the Executive Board. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the New Jersey State Library and with Board committees drafts the annual strategic initiatives and budget for review and approval. The ED also serves as a liaison to local, county, state and national library organizations and is dedicated to “Moving Forward Together.”  Key opportunities include exploring and developing alternative funding streams through fundraising and development, continuing to look for and implement cost-savings strategies, developing an ambitious year-round continuing education program, developing and evaluating an RFP for continued statewide delivery service, and reinventing and reimagining LibraryLinkNJ for 2021 and the future.

Qualifications.  Required qualifications include an M.L.S. degree from an A.L.A. accredited institution and five years of professional library experience, including three years of experience in an administrative/managerial position in a library, nonprofit organization or private corporation. Additional qualifications include a comprehensive knowledge of library and networking services and trends, budgeting and financial management, experience reporting to a governing Board, and a strong commitment to the evolving role of technology in the successful management of organizations and in library services. Extensive travel within the state is expected when deemed safe to do so and experience with multi-type library cooperation is desirable.

 

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

 

For further information, contact  Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone.  To start the application process, send a cover letter that supports your candidacy for the position and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes April 11, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

Campus Library Director, Mesa, AZ

 

The Campus Library Director is responsible for the overall management and administration of the Missouri Branch of the A.T. Still Memorial Library. They will lead the library’s provision of support services for the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM), Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH), and the College of Graduate Health Studies (CGHS). They will support faculty and students in leading an evidence-based model of clinical care. They will provide leadership and supervision of six team members. They will assist the University Library Director in the planning and administration of the library department and related initiatives.  Applicants can apply here.

 

Principal Job Duties include:

 

  • Supports the University Library Director in strategic planning, budget development, program direction and coordination, as well as employee recruitment
  • Oversees the daily operations of a 22,000 sq ft library branch leading a team of six employees to provide excellent customer services to students, faculty, and staff
  • Leads the staff in providing a broad range of library services to three schools (DO, dental, and Health Sciences) for both residential and online students across two geographical locations in Missouri (Kirksville, MO and St Louis, MO), provides instructional support in the use of evidence for clinical practice to students and faculty, and manages and develops the collection of the library
  • Serves as the library liaison for one or two colleges located on the Missouri Campus
  • Leads outreach efforts and engages faculty, staff and students about library services
  • Participates in library university committees, the regional MOBIUS consortium, national professional organizations, and disseminates best professional practices developed by the library
  • Prepares and manages the campus library budget

 

Qualifications:

 

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent
  • Five years’ experience in an academic or medical library or other equivalent experience
  • Supervisory experience (one to two years preferred)
  • Advanced skills in searching health sciences literature using biomedical databases such as PubMed and CINAHL
  • Knowledge of and experience with evidence-based medicine practice, research data, and tools for demonstrating research impact
  • Knowledge of the scholarly publishing process
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, designing, and teaching course-integrated information literacy sessions in academic health sciences or clinical environments

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Use of assessment data to inform continuous improvement of instructional practices and materials
  • Experience with evaluation and assessment of instructional practices and materials
  • Experience with library outreach and marketing activities
  • Experience working within a library liaison program
  • Involvement with systematic reviews or other formal literature reviews

 

About A.T. Still University of the Health Sciences

 

Established in 1892 by A.T. Still, DO, the founder of osteopathy, A.T. Still University (ATSU) began as the nation’s first college of osteopathic medicine and has evolved into a leading university of health sciences comprised of two colleges and four schools on two campuses and online. Today, ATSU offers master’s degrees across allied health disciplines and doctorates in osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, athletic training, audiology, health administration, health education, health sciences, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.  

 

A.T. Still University’s Missouri campus is located in Kirksville, a growing community with a rich history in education and osteopathic healthcare. Within easy driving distance of major cities such as Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City, Kirksville offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities.

 

A.T. Still University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

 

 

 

Technical Services Librarian

 

Description

 

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking a Technical Services Librarian on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus. This positition reports to the Library Branch Manager at the Kirksville campus. This librarian is responsible for cataloging, digitizing, and other collection management duties in the care and preservation of diverse collections.  Applicants can apply here.

 

Major Job Duties

 

  • Catalogs collections using the Library of Congress and National Library of Medicine cataloging and classification systems
  • Assists with the management of the library’s electronic resources, mainly updating holdings in eBook and serials collection and their discoverability in the catalog, discovery layer, and other outlets.
  • Helps train, evaluate, and guide staff on all campuses to ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards
  • Creates original catalog records for contribution to OCLC, maintains the accuracy of the library’s catalog records, enhances cataloging provided by other libraries and vendors, assists with authority control and the bulk loading of bibliographic records into the library catalog
  • Works collaboratively with other librarians and paraprofessionals to manage access to collections and further initiatives of the A.T. Still Memorial Library
  • Delivers high-level customer service, including answering questions, recommending resources, and providing instruction and/or educational sessions. Seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service.
  • Participates in planning, implementing, and configuration of the integrated library system as it pertains to cataloging functions and public display
  • Serves as library representative to the MOBIUS Avalon cluster (Sierra ILS)
  • Plans and sets up exhibits, creates newsletter articles, and contributes to library LibGuides
  • Runs monthly and weekly
  • Maintains currency in knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and technical skills to support new initiatives
  • In conjunction with MOBIUS consortium, manages shared library systems by administering all aspects of the operation and configuration of the shared integrated library system, III’s Sierra including patron records, catalog entries, authority controls, and connections to outside discovery layers.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Creates entry points to access print and electronic collections in ILS (MARC), AtoZ (KBART), and discovery layer.
  • Maintains the library's Sierra ILS system within a consortia environment.
  • Curates metadata files for export to external (ex OCLC) and internal partners.
  • Provides reference services on an as needed basis at the Kirksville, Missouri, campus.
  • Assists the Electronic Resources Librarian in technology related projects and trouble shooting when needed.
  • Serves on library and university committees, as well as being active within professional library organizations.

 

Requirements and Preferences

 

  • ALA accredited MLS degree required
  • One - two years cataloging or tech services experience preferred
  • Ability to work with people virtually required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products required
  • Familiarity with library programs such as OCLC, a major ILS, Docline required
  • Familiarity with networks, proxy services, and IP authentication systems required
  • Proficiency using OCLC and performing original and copy cataloging in all formats preferred
  • Familiarity and knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards, both existing and emerging such as AACR2, RDA, BIBFRAME, RDF, LC-PCC, LCRIs, LCC, MeSH, MARC21, CONSER, DC and Linked Data preferred
  • Experience with Innovative's Sierra preferred

 

About A.T. Still University of the Health Sciences

 

Established in 1892 by A.T. Still, DO, the founder of osteopathy, A.T. Still University (ATSU) began as the nation’s first college of osteopathic medicine and has evolved into a leading university of health sciences comprised of two colleges and four schools on two campuses and online. Today, ATSU offers master’s degrees across allied health disciplines and doctorates in osteopathic medicine, dental medicine, athletic training, audiology, health administration, health education, health sciences, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.  

 

A.T. Still University’s Missouri campus is located in Kirksville, a growing community with a rich history in education and osteopathic healthcare. Within easy driving distance of major cities such as Columbia, St. Louis and Kansas City, Kirksville offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities.

 

A.T. Still University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

 

Library Services Director, City of Sweet Home, OR

City of Sweet Home 
Library Services Director Recruitment (Open until filled)
FLSA Exempt, Non-Bargaining

$5,475 - $6,435/monthly DOE, DOQ

The City of Sweet Home is seeking a Library Services Director.  We are looking for an innovative individual who is welcoming, service-oriented, flexible, and has a passion for literature and learning.  The Library Services Director provides leadership and strategic vision for all aspects of library operations, is responsible for the day-to-day operation, and continually seeks new creative ways of serving the public in a world that continues to change.  The director supervises up to three part time staff, numerous volunteers, and works with patrons of all ages.  This position is overtime exempt and does include evenings and weekends.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate they are "Hungry, Humble and Smart", as described in Patrick Lencioni's "The Ideal Team Player".  The City of Sweet Home values its culture above all else.  The Director of Library Services serves as one of six senior counselors and assists the City Manager.  The Director works with a 5-member, Council appointed Library Advisory Board, and is a direct report to the City Manager.  Sweet Home's library is funded by a voter approved Operations Levy every 5 years.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the importance of, and commitment to being the face of the Library and City in the community as successful libraries are based on community outreach.  This position presents an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated leader who has proving the ability to optimize funding thru successful grant writing.

The Library Services Director is a non-represented, FLSA Exempt position.  Benefits for this classification include:

  • 95% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision insurance
  • AD&D, Employee Assistance Program, $30,000 basic life (employee only) and long-term disability policies
  • 15.7% contribution to 401(a) defined contribution plan
  • 8 hours of vacation and sick accruals per month
  • 10 days (80 hours) paid management leave in addition to vacation and holidays
  • 11 paid holidays (incl. 2 personal days)

Optional benefits are available at the employee's discretion. Premiums for selected optional benefits are paid by the employee.

Qualified persons interested in applying must submit a cover letter, resume and City of Sweet Home Employment Application to [email protected].  Cover letter and resume must clearly describe how the applicant meets, or exceeds, the minimum and mandatory qualifications for this position listed within the official job description.  First review of applications will be on April 5, 2021.

The City of Sweet Home is an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of equality and honoring diversity.  EEOC/ADA

Content Access Specialist, Tennessee Department of State, Tennessee State Library & Archives

Supervisor: Director of Library for Accessible Books (LABM) Duties/Responsibilities: • Execute a successful digital audio book duplication-on-demand program; partner with LABM assistant director and director to develop policies and best practices for providing excellent service as that program evolves. • Execute the plan for a successful participation of LABM in the statewide interlibrary loan service, for large print books; serve as chief operator for that program. • Accurately perform read and write-protection procedures per National Library Service (NLS) guidelines, using provided software; serve as primary trainer on these procedures for other LABM staff. • Coordinate tasks with one or more volunteers in a manner that makes optimal use of everyone’s time and ensures proper procedural flow. • Keep staff informed on current topics and trends in LABM, particularly in relation to downloading books and using the NLS smartphone apps; provide training to staff and patrons as assigned. • Assist with cataloging and inventorying new items, both those made via the duplicationon-demand program and materials entering the collections from other sources. • Accurately and efficiently process new items, including the generation and application of labels, cover protection, and other such tasks. • Perform item record cleanup through the catalog. • Assist with development and maintenance of collection management policies and procedures. • Assist with accurate, timely inventories of physical collections. • Perform patron database management tasks, including individual record cleanup, monthly usage file import, and annual record purge. • Accurately and efficiently perform de-selection tasks in accordance with National Library Service guidelines, including identifying and packaging items for shipment. • Assist with LABM collection development. • Shelve materials, pull materials from shelves, shift materials on shelves, clean materials and shelves, and otherwise perform stacks maintenance tasks. • Assist with unloading, sorting, checking in, and otherwise processing incoming materials returned via U.S. Mail, generally in large quantities. • Perform quality control tasks for audio books in multiple formats. • Compile statistics and write reports as requested. • Monitor inventory of supplies and place orders in a timely manner, per guidelines. • Provide coverage for other positions in LABM when needed, including direct patron assistance by phone, via email, and face-to-face, preparing daily mail cards, scanning items out into circulation, and answering incoming phone calls and emails. • Provide BARD support and training as needed. • Perform other duties as requested. Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience: • Must possess education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school. • Ability to maintain detailed statistical records using Microsoft Word and Excel to meet NLS and in-house needs. • Possesses strong knowledge of changing technologies, including the use of eBooks in multiple formats and general file management principles. • Must have direct experience in the operation of a circulating library (public or special), including patron service and cataloging. Knowledge and Abilities: • Advanced skills in smartphone operations, including iOS and Android operating systems. • Commitment to providing excellent customer service. • Possesses the interpersonal skills to work within the structure of state government and represent TSLA and its programs. • Possess strong computer skills in standard software (including word processing and spreadsheet development), library data systems, and other library technologies. • Ability to help staff through electronic and technological changes that are part of the library world. • Ability to keep knowledgeable about changing technologies. • Ability to learn to use all features of both the simple and advanced models of the National Library Service digital players, and to teach others how to use the machines. • Ability to perform high volume, repetitive tasks accurately and with close attention to detail. • Ability to plan and organize tasks in order to complete assigned duties in a timely manner, including the delegation of work to volunteers. • Ability to be a positive influence within the building and section. • Ability to adapt to change. • Warm and professional manner in dealing with coworkers, volunteers, and the public in person, via telephone, and by email. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Ability to organize and maintain paper and electronic records. • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patron files. Physical Requirements: • Ability to handle materials weighing 25 pounds on a consistent daily basis and move loaded rolling bins containing up to 500 items. • Ability to bend and lift materials onto stacks both in high and low positions. • Ability to read and assimilate multi-digit numbers, including performing detailed data entry accurately and efficiently. • Ability to operate handheld scanners and USB drives effectively. • Ability to use job-related software effectively. • Ability to work in stacks environment with books that contain dust and other allergens. • Ability to simultaneously use telephone and computer system for extended periods of time. • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. 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: $32,500 annually plus 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]

Library Director, Teton County Library, Jackson, WY

Under limited supervision, directs the Teton County Library through effective planning, staff management, and resource allocation; manages priorities, identifies critical issues, resolves conflicts and technical issues, and directs operations; assures the library facilities are attractive, safe, and provide a variety of informational, instructional, recreational, and research services to meet the needs of the community.

Additional Info & Requirements

POSITION REQUIREMENTS • Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science • Six years of executive experience in institutional library leadership, including supervisory and program management. • Combination of equivalent education, training, and experience. • Prior experience reporting to a governing board is preferred.

The Community

The library has a legal service population of 23,464. Teton County is a year-round resort community, located in the northwestern corner of Wyoming. It serves as a southern gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and is home to three world class ski resorts. Approximately 97% of the land within the county’s borders is held in public ownership – Grand Teton National Park, The National Elk Refuge, and several National Forests. As a community, Teton County is characterized by its commitment to outdoor adventure, education, and philanthropy, demonstrated by abundant arts, recreational and cultural offerings for residents and visitors alike.

More information:

https://library.wyo.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/director-search-brochure.pdf 

 

To apply

Visit www.tetoncountywy.gov/jobs to apply. Qualified individuals must submit, in PDF format, a cover letter, resume, and application form, including at least five professional references with phone and email address, as well as explanation of your working relationship with each.

Prior to the deadline, questions about the application process should be directed to: Julianne Fries, Human Resources Director, Teton County, 307-732-5773 or [email protected]  Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

 

Library Director – Hoboken Public Library (NJ)

Reimagine, Restore & Transform. Be a part of planning for the future as the next Library Director, Hoboken Public Library (https://hobokenlibrary.org/). Serving as a respected and beloved civic asset located in a historic 1897 landmark building on Church Square Park, the Hoboken Public Library’s mission is to “connect people with each other, ideas, and opportunities to support lifelong learning, personal growth, and community development.” The Library Director will lead a committed, progressive staff (42 full and part time) as it simultaneously continues to expand and improve traditional library services while transforming and expanding new services focusing on the diversity of Hoboken’s population, emergent library technologies, new roles for public libraries, and external partnership development. Working closely with a nine-member appointed Board, a dedicated Friends group, an active Foundation, and City officials, the Library Director will determine the course of library services for years to come. Key opportunities include actively and intentionally supporting an inclusive and welcoming environment for both staff and community members; continuing the work on the Capital Master Plan—3rd floor renovation and new HVAC system of the Main Library, converting the two adjacent townhouses to a library annex space, and entertaining the possibility of a new Uptown Branch facility; expanding the growing outreach services program that explores new service delivery models; increase capacity through space re-design of the Main Library; developing and implementing a new strategic plan; and actively engaging in fundraising, development, and grant-writing. The Hoboken Public Library serves 53,000 City residents and operates with a $6mil annual operating budget.

 

Our Community. Hoboken is a small City with a big heart and embraces all residents—from single, upwardly mobile adults to young families to active seniors. Hoboken celebrates and honors its diverse community where all feel safe, welcomed, and valued. This lively, walkable city is a unique delight. Strategically located on the banks of the Hudson River across from lower Manhattan, residents and visitors enjoy waterside walkways with postcard-perfect views. Hoboken, one of twelve municipalities in Hudson County, packs a punch in one colorful, urban square mile. It has enticing parks, outdoor recreation, and one-of-a kind shopping with restaurants and clubs along the way on its main thoroughfare, Washington Avenue. Hoboken residents enjoy a vibrant quality of life and an energy rare in a city its size. Known as a “Gateway to America,” Hudson County is one of the most successful examples of urban development in the United States. For more information on the Library, Hoboken’s #1 destination, and the City of Hoboken, visit Hoboken Links (https://www.bradburymiller.com/hobokenlinks.htm).

 

Responsibilities. Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing all activities and operations of the Library. This position works closely with the Library Board, staff, library auxiliary groups, and external stakeholders to establish and ensure that core values are upheld and excellent library service is met while achieving the Library’s longer term strategic goals. The Director also provides library advocacy and community outreach through marketing strategies, presentations to community groups on library issues and needs, interaction with the Friends of the Library and Foundation, and participation in community and professional activities. In addition to external customers, the Director will continue to focus on building a diverse and inclusive staff welcoming to all. The Director is a role model within the organization and must maintain a positive attitude, an innovative mindset, and open communication and interaction with the staff and community. For details, see Hoboken Public Library Director Position (https://www.bradburymiller.com/hobokenjobdesc.pdf).

 

 

 

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science and a New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certificate and five years’ library experience, with three years in an administrative/supervisory capacity. The successful candidate will also demonstrate visionary leadership skills; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to build productive relationships and promote collaborative partnerships through civic engagement; success in promoting library services to the community; and possess comfort and skill in fundraising activities. The Board will expect a candidate to have a demonstrated passion for the work of libraries; a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies and “best practices” for library services; and a proven commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace

 

through personal example. Prior reporting to a governing Board, working in an urban library environment, and experience in a union and civil service environment are preferred.

 

 

 

Compensation. The starting salary range is $135,000 – $155,000 with placement dependent on qualifications. An attractive benefits package is also offered.

 

For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates (http://www.bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, [email protected], on or before the closing date of April 18, 2021.

 

Library Director, Lexington, NE 

City:                                       Lexington, NE (pop. 10,230)

Department:                          Lexington Public Library

Salary Range:                       $51,797 - $66,650 per year

Status:                                   Full-time

Due to a retirement, the City of Lexington seeks a qualified person to manage our 19,000 square foot Lexington Public Library.  This is a beautiful 15-year-old facility in a growing, progressive city.  There are 4 full-time and 4 part-time employees.  Information on the facility and programming can be viewed at https://lexingtonlibrary.org/.  Minimum qualifications include Level III certification under Nebraska Library Commission accreditation, preferably Level IV or V certification (certification information found at http://nlc.nebraska.gov/CE/libcert.aspx?menu2).  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills; working knowledge of computer networks; experience in online database searching; and knowledge of library policies and basic management practices.  Bi-lingual in English/Spanish is desirable, but not required.  Beginning salary is negotiable DOQ, with excellent benefits. 

Send a resume, cover letter, signed employment application (http://info.cityoflex.com/hr/lex_jobapp_2015.pdf) and 3 references to Library Director Search, c/o Pam Baruth, PO Box 70, Lexington, NE 68850; or email to [email protected].  Closing date is April 16, 2021.  EOE.  

 

Director of Youth Services, York County Libraries, PA

Where your story begins…  York County (PA) Libraries (YCL) (http://www.yorklibraries.org/) seeks an engaging and experienced advocate for children and young adults as its next Director of Youth Services. Working with strategic partners throughout York County, the Director of Youth Services will seek to lead and participate in community initiatives achieving the Library’s goals supporting teens, children, and families. Located in south-central Pennsylvania, York County is situated on the northern Maryland border, covers roughly 900 square miles, and serves a population of 437,846 residents with 13 full-service public libraries and two satellite locations. YCL is a federated library system comprised of eight branch and five member libraries with a combined operating budget of $9M.  YCL directly employs 109 staff at ten of its thirteen libraries and another 35 employees at its contract sites. More than 45% of York County residents hold library cards and annually borrow 1.5 million items. The YCL Youth Services team provides early literacy programs, free play areas, digital and online resources, and year-round activities for youth throughout the county, including 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, GOAL Grade One at the Library—an annual reading campaign for first graders, Sensory Story Times, the SummerQuest summer reading program, Library Tales for Tails therapy dog reading sessions and the award-winning program, Beyond Our Walls: Read Me a Story, which provides incarcerated individuals the option to record themselves reading a story to be shared with their children. YES: Youth Empowerment Summit, YCL’s annual countywide initiative focused on high school teens, highlights career planning and leadership building. Part of the Story inspires and captures compelling issues of our teen population through programs, workshops and facilitated group sessions. YCL is currently renovating and expanding three of its library facilities, creating dedicated spaces for teens and expanding children’s areas at all three locations. Quality delivery of youth services is a hallmark of the YCL mission.

 

Our Community. There is no better place to live than historic York County—nestled in the Susquehanna River Valley of South-Central Pennsylvania—York offers big-city amenities with small-town charm. While continuing to embrace its agricultural roots, the county also has evolved into a manufacturing and business hub. Major companies with roots in York County include Harley-Davidson, York Barbell, Voith Hydro, York International, Utz Quality Foods, Snyder’s of Hanover, and BAE Systems.  A bustling local economy has made York one of the fastest growing counties in Pennsylvania. York also has great schools, a low cost of living, quality health care and boundless entertainment opportunities. Since 2009, York has seen the emergence of cultural events and movements, art exhibits and shops, multiple music and performance venues, industrial street art, family events, children’s activities, “foodie” delights from festivals to underground restaurants, and more. York has become a place where you can have it all: a challenging and rewarding career, deep friendships, engaging social life, valuable education, family-friendly activities, and a great place to call home. York is only a short drive away from Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. For more information about YCL and the area, see YCL Links (https://www.bradburymiller.com/york2021links.htm).

 

Responsibilities. The Director of Youth Services (DYS) must have vision for planning innovative, diverse, and collaborative programs and services for YCL.  Demonstrating strategic agility, superior listening skills, ability to manage with ambiguity, flexibility to see opportunity in diverse situations, and political savvy to build strong relationships, the DYS works closely and collaboratively with key stakeholders and partners throughout the County serving as an advocate for children and young adults.  The Director also participates in the hiring, training, and supervising of all YCL youth services staff and is a key member of the Library’s leadership team. A focus on customer service is essential to the success of this position.

 

Qualifications. Minimum requirementsfor the position include an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program, a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a library setting and three years of supervisory experience in a public library. Essential attributes and skills include: a comprehensive knowledge of current trends and practices in youth services; a demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and measure performance goals; and experience in both urban and rural library settings. Child Abuse clearance, Pennsylvania Criminal History check, FBI Criminal Record Check and Mandated Reporter Training are required.

 

For the complete description, visit York Director of Youth Services Position Description (https://www.bradburymiller.com/yorkjobdesc2021.pdf).

 

Compensation.  The starting salary range for the position is $75,000 - $85,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://www.bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, [email protected]. This position closes April 18, 2021.

Deputy Library Director, Rohnert Park Headquarters, CA

Please find the reposting of DEPUTY LIBRARY DIRECTOR- ROHNERT PARK HEADQUARTERS 40 HOURS PER WEEK – FULL TIME (20088779) at: https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library/job-20088779

Library Director, DeWitt, IA 

The City of DeWitt, Iowa (5,322) is seeking a Library Director for the DeWitt Community Library http://www.dewitt.lib.ia.us/. The City is seeking candidates with a proven record of management and leadership.  BA degree in a relevant field is required; MA is preferred. Experience in a public library setting preferred. Iowa Public Library Director Certification is required within 2-years of hire.  Salary: $58K-$64K DOQ with excellent benefits.  Email cover letter, resume, salary history and 5 professional references to [email protected] City Administrator.  City of DeWitt application is required and can be downloaded at http://www.cityofdewittiowa.org/; applications, job description, and position profile can be requested by calling 563-659-3811 or by emailing [email protected].  Emailed applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 12. EOE.

Community Learning Manager, Suffolk Public Library, Suffolk, VA

Regular Hours: 40 hours per week. May include evenings and weekends.

 

We are looking for someone to manage our Community Learning Department, coordinate events, classes and other learning opportunities both inside and outside of the libraries and help set the standard for community-centered library services as part of our Executive Team. Join the Suffolk Public Library, a municipal library system serving Suffolk, VA a 430 square mile city in SE Virginia.

 

Qualifications: Master’s degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science or possession of Librarian’s Professional Certificate from the Commonwealth of Virginia State Library Board and 5 years professional experience in a library setting, including 2-3 years of administrative/supervisory responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires a valid driver’s license.

 

Anticipated Hiring Range: $64,126 - $70,538 This position will close Thursday, March 18, 2021.

 

For further information go to: suffolkpubliclibrary.com/Careers

To apply go to: Library Manager (Community Learning) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Library Director, Doniphan-Ripley County Library, Doniphan, MO

Regular Hours:   40 hours per week.  May include evenings and weekends.

 The Doniphan-Ripley County Library (a tax-supported city-county library) Board of Trustees seeks an energetic library director to manage and oversee the day to day operations of the Library.  The director must be a person of high integrity and capable of creating a vision for the library and possess the skills necessary to bring that vision into reality.   S/He must be detail-oriented, have clear communication skills, be comfortable with technology, have a working knowledge of library management systems, possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office and be willing to learn and teach staff and patrons.  

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution of higher education
  • Computer and internet experience
  • Clear communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Must possess a current driver’s license
  • Previous library experience preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive and productive working relationships with the library board, city/county officials and community leaders.
  • Manage accounts receivable and payable
  • Oversee daily operations, equipment and maintenance of the library
  • Perform administrative tasks including supervising employees and volunteers
  • Place material orders and oversee the processing and maintenance of materials
  • Prepares a yearly budget for board approval
  • Prepares yearly data collection reports
  • Oversee maintenance of Library’s website
  • Develop and promote the services and programs of the library
  • Seek grant funding opportunities for library programming and technology needs
  • Administer policies approved by the board and in compliance with state and federal law.
  • Complete the New Director Boot Camp from MO State Library and other training as necessary.   
  • Other duties as deemed necessary.

Benefits

Annually: 12 paid holidays/15 paid vacation days/10 paid sick leave days

Salary

$30,000 to $40,000 depending on experience

Applications

Applications may be emailed to [email protected]

or mailed to                      Director Search

                                             Doniphan-Ripley County Library

                                             207 Locust St

                                             Doniphan, MO  63935

 

Public Services Assistant, Darrington Library, WA

28-hr Public Services Assistant I

Sno-Isle Libraries

Pay range: $18.61 - $25.60 Hourly

Closing Date:  February 26, 2021 - 9:59 p.m. Pacific Time

This benefited part-time position will work 28-hours per week and may include morning, afternoon, evening, and Saturday hours. The Darrington Library is closed on Sundays. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

 

Job Summary

The Public Services Assistant I performs basic public service and library support tasks at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to their effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone.

Essential Functions

  1. Provide assistance at the library circulation desk, answers phones, checks library materials in and out, registers customers for library cards, and orders various library materials.
  2. Assist customers with self-checkout machines and answers questions in the hold areas.
  3. Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.
  4. Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.
  5. Respond to technical services calls and assists with problems with the fax machines, public copiers, pay-for-print stations, vending machines, and printers.
  6. Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.
  7. Perform other public service and general clerical support tasks as assigned.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  2. Train new staff as needed.
  3. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  4. Assist with special projects as required.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

The position may report to the building Circulation Supervisor or to the Supervising PSA. Although direct supervision is not a normal part of this position's work, incumbents may be called on to provide task direction to Page staff and library volunteers in absence of a supervisor.

Core Library Competencies

  • Adaptability: Adjusts nimbly to obstacles or changing conditions to arrive at the desired goal.
  • Communication: Expresses self clearly, effectively, and compellingly in written, verbal, and nonverbal messages.
  • Customer Service: Builds and maintains responsive, effective relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Interpersonal: Accurately perceives others and the impact of one's own behavior to balance relationship and goal needs appropriately and positively in interactions.
  • Professionalism: Aligns behavior with the library's mission, values, and strategic focus in serving a diverse stakeholder community.
  • Valuing Diversity: Manages relationships with all people inclusively and equitably; conveys respect by valuing and encouraging the unique dimension each employee adds to the organization and each member of the community brings to the whole. Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to expand one's own awareness, knowledge, and skills of others' cultures, beliefs, identities, languages, interpersonal styles, and behaviors.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  2. Knowledge of Library District's policies and procedures.
  3. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  4. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  5. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  6. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  7. Ability to communicate, write, and understand English clearly and concisely.
  8. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
  9. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as word processing, database, and spreadsheet software, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

  1. High School diploma or G.E.D. required. Two years of college level education preferred.
  2. These skills and abilities typically are acquired through completion of secondary school or equivalent together with several months in a public service environment.
  3. Experience in public services work in a library or an organization where public service is provided in intellectual or educational services preferred.

 

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to: see, talk and hear; sit, stand and walk; twist and bend; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb and/or balance. An incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds. Incumbents may be required to push or pull carts of books and other materials and frequently stand for extended periods of time. Specific vision abilities include close vision.

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

  1. Provide one or two detailed examples of your experience providing direct customer service in a library or public service environment.
  2. Provide an example of your experience using an integrated library computer system.
  3. Provide one example providing technical assistance to customers such as helping with a fax machine, copier or any other equipment.
  4. Provide one example of a time you had to use good organizational skills and had to pay attention to a lot of details.
  5. Describe one example using each of the following computer software: 1. MS Word, 2. Email and 3. Internet Navigation.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. This and all Sno-Isle Libraries' positions are subject to transfer.

Applications accepted online at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=45754&clientkey=7DCA7393E0FCBDDD24786ED549B71F9E

Children's Services Librarian, Sonoma County Library, Multiple Locations, CA

 

Do find joy in bringing library service to the community through innovative programs and outreach?  Are you most at home in dynamic, busy library spaces where you can use your librarian skills to present storytimes and STEM programs, help community members access technology, and communicate all the library has to offer?  If this sounds like you, we are seeking Children’s Services Librarians to be part of our team for the following locations: Central Santa Rosa Library, Petaluma Regional Library and Windsor Regional Library. Spanish Bilingual Skills are preferred.  Please complete the required supplemental questionnaire as part of the application process.

 

THE POSITION:

Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.

 

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide excellent customer service to all members of the community.
  • Deliver innovative children’s programming such as storytimes, STEM programs, music and movement, book clubs, and more.
  • Field questions at the service desk from patrons of all ages, and provide accurate, efficient and courteous responses to reference, reader’s advisory, and patron account inquiries.
  • Employ curiosity and empathy as you help community members develop digital literacy skills.
  • Perform collection maintenance work such as weeding and identifying items in need of replacement, and collaborating with the Collection Development team to ensure the collection is relevant, current, represents the community, and serves both the entertainment and education needs of the community. 
  • Work alongside other branch staff to maintain a safe and welcoming space, through explaining library policies and procedures consistently to patrons and fellow staff, and through proactively dealing with issues as they arise.
  • Create fun and informative social media content to reach and engage with our digital audience.  Craft press releases and other pieces to support the work of the Library’s Marketing Committee and communications staff in promoting library programs and services to the community.
  • Be an active and vital part of the highly collaborative part of the Youth Services team and support and be supported by fellow staff throughout the organization.
  • If hired at the Librarian II level, the librarian will perform these tasks and will also provide leadership to other staff in accomplishing these, and may also serve as Person-In-Charge when the Branch Manager is absent. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates may be hired at either the Librarian I or Librarian II levels, and those hired at level I will have the opportunity to advance as they progress in their career at SCL. 

 

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. The Librarian II requires two years of appropriate professional experience working as a professional librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish Bilingual skills are preferred.

SALARY RANGES:            Librarian I -   $31.78/hour to $39.68/hour

                                           Librarian II - $33.37/hour to $41.68/hour

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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.

https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library/job-20081158 

Library Director, McCracken Public Library, Paducah, KY

Join a vibrant community, Library and team as the next Director of the McCracken County Public Library (https://www.mclib.net/)!  The successful candidate will provide exceptional service to the lifelong, devoted residents of this bustling, innovative river arts community which was designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2013. The Library provides current, high-demand, high-interest resources and continually seeks new creative ways of service in a world that continues to change. Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky—a historic river town at the confluence on the Ohio and Tennessee rivers—the Library Board of Trustees seeks a talented and committed Director to lead a dedicated staff in developing and maintaining excellent library services and programs as a vital part of this historic River Town. The Library serves a county population of 65,418 from a 33,000 sq. ft. facility in the downtown area and 24x7 services through its digital content. The Director will be a vital contributor to the community and serve as the “face of the Library” participating in collaborative partnerships which includes the recently launched partnership with Sprocket, Inc. to develop a business incubator space creating new job opportunities in McCracken County.

 

As the County seat of McCracken County, Paducah is the largest town in the Purchase Area of the State. The combination of southern charm and hospitality that originated with Paducah’s founding in 1827 is still alive and well—blending a rich history with a stable economy, healthy business climate, and outstanding schools and neighborhoods. Paducah is an excellent place to call home. It boasts a thriving arts and entertainment community—theaters and museums to parks and sporting events—it has something for everyone. The National Quilt Museum draws large crowds of devotees and visitors from around the world and the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center surpasses any existing entertainment venue in the area. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate Paducah’s excellent location—three state parks are within a 45-minute drive and all offer scenic shores, challenging golf courses, beach areas, and fully equipped marinas. Additional information about the community, the Library and the position can be found at McCracken Library Links (https://www.bradburymiller.com/McCrackenlinks.htm).  

 

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a five-member Library Board—appointed by the County—and works closely with the community, the County, its citizens and staff to develop, implement and promote library services. Challenges and opportunities include expanding the Library System’s visibility in the community; expanding collaborative partnerships; promoting the Library’s mission and goals; evaluating and maintaining the library’s facility; fostering a team environment through coaching and leadership development skills; being a good listener/responsive to needs & concerns of staff, customers, and community; and developing alternative strategies for enhancing the library’s $3.2 million annual budget.

Qualifications.  Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of progressively responsible library experience—including two years of experience in an administrative capacity managing professional staff and programs.  Essential attributes include a strong understanding and ability to articulate the public library’s vision, mission and values to the community; collaboration and consensus-building skills; facilities maintenance and space planning experience; excellent interpersonal and team-building skills; a history of responsiveness to staff, customer and community needs and concerns; sound fiscal management skills; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Successful experience working with a governing board and collaborating with elected officials is highly desirable.

 Compensation. The starting salary range is $80,000 – $95,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

Contact  Bradbury Miller Associates (https://www.bradburymiller.com/) via email or phone for more information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, [email protected]. This position closes March 28, 2021.

BRADBURY MILLER ASSOCIATES 
CANTON, OH 44709

NEVADA STATE LIBRARY, ARCHIVES AND PUBLIC RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR, Carson City, Nevada

The Department of Administration is seeking qualified candidates for the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) Administrator position. This is an unclassified, at-will, full-time exempt position that serves at the pleasure of the Director of Administration. RECRUITMENT OPEN TO: Open to all qualified applicants. Resumes will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the position is filled. Hiring may occur at any time. The position is appointed by and serves at the pleasure and sole discretion of the Director. THE OPPORTUNITY AND MISSION: The mission of the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records Division is to preserve the records that document the history of Nevada State government dating back to 1851. It has custody over the historical records of the territory and state as defined in state statute, representing the three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. The Nevada State Library is primarily focused on providing internal support to State of Nevada agencies and employees, and serves Nevada’s academic, school, public, and special libraries as well as residents of the Silver State.The Library has a vast collection of resource material which is frequently used in education, scholarly research, and business. The Nevada State Records section serves as the primary records management resource for the State of Nevada and provides professional consultation and leadership on records management issues to state agencies and local governments. The Records staff creates, and revises records retention schedules and teaches records management best practices to ensure that state government agencies remain efficient and transparent. The Nevada State Mail Services program provides mail pickup and delivery services to most state agencies, as well as large-scale production mailings for varied customers.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: • Administering the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records in accordance with State and Federal law, regulation, policy and standard library information science, records management, and archival practices. • Providing management oversight to the Mail Services program to ensure on-time mail delivery, on-time production of large bulk mail jobs, and proper maintenance and replacement of mailing equipment, as well as staff training and continuity NEVADA STATE LIBRARY, ARCHIVES AND PUBLIC RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR January 4, 2020 Page 2 of 3 • Planning, organizing, and directing statewide programs, services and activities provided by NSLAPR such as the statewide program of development and coordination of library and information services, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, State Data Center programs, the State records management program, the preservation of State public records, and administers State and Federal funding for local libraries, etc. • Taking responsibility for working with the Administrative Services Division to prepare the division’s biennial budget, present it to the Legislature, and oversee its implementation and monitoring. • Serving on and/or coordinating the activities of numerous boards, committees, councils and associations related to library and archives activities • Testifying regarding Division activities before public bodies including the Nevada Legislature, the Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee, the Board of Examiners, and the Board of Finance • Directing the activities of the NSLAPR and its employees, including the development and implementation of policy, procedures and standards as well as working with supervisors and managers to issue evaluations, work performance standards and disciplinary actions • Establishing, evaluating and monitoring division goals, objectives and performance indicators

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Graduation from a library school accredited by the American Library Association OR • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists AND • 5 years of library or archival experience in an administrative capacity PEFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience with leadership in a public agency and be well versed in administrative rules and regulations. They will have experience speaking before public bodies and elected officials and a proven ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and understandable manner. They will demonstrate intimate familiarity with all aspects of library and archival science as well as public records. An advanced degree in library science or archival science may be given additional weight in the application review process. Nevada seeks a skilled and experienced Administrator capable of managing multiple complex programs and ability to improve organizational performance and develop workforce capabilities through leadership, team building, problem solving, and innovation.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: The salary range for the Administrator of NSLAPR is up to $110,211 (employee/employer-paid retirement plan). Medical, dental, vision care, life and disability insurance programs are available; eleven paid holidays per year; three weeks of annual leave; three weeks of sick leave; state defined benefit retirement plan; tax-sheltered deferred compensation plan available. State employees do not contribute to Social Security; however, a small Medicare deduction is required. Long-term NEVADA STATE LIBRARY, ARCHIVES AND PUBLIC RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR January 4, 2020 Page 3 of 3 employees enjoy additional benefits. For additional information, please visit the Division of Human Resource Management of the Department of Administration, the Nevada Public Employees Benefits Program, and the Public Employees Retirement System of Nevada. Application materials will be accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied. TO APPLY: Submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to: Genevieve Hudson, Personnel Officer III Department of Administration, Division of Human Resource Management Agency HR Services 400 West King Street, Suite 406 Carson City, NV 89703 Email: [email protected] and [email protected] Phone: (775) 684-0247 Please reference NSLAPR Administrator in the subject line. In your cover letter, please indicate how you heard about the position. If you heard about this position through a website, please specify which website.

Director, Tracy Memorial Library, New London, NH

The Tracy Memorial Library seeks a director who is committed to building connections with the community, staff, and stakeholders of New London, NH. The successful candidate will be the “face of the Library”—a forward-facing and vital participant in the New London community bringing new services and programs to town residents. Ready to enhance the Library’s role in a world that continues to change, the director will report to a seven-member elected governing Board and work collaboratively with the library staff, the Friends of the Library, community partners, and the Town of New London to provide essential library programs to its 4,600 residents. Supported by a $600,000 municipal appropriation, the Library is proud of its many services including homebound delivery, digital offerings, a public meeting room, museum passes, and the Tracy Little Free Library at Bucklin Beach. The community also enjoys the Garden at Tracy Library—an Olmstead-designed garden. The garden was completed in 1926 and restored in 2002 with community and financial support. Jane Tracy’s vision of a garden enjoyed by all lives on through the help of generous donors and hardworking volunteers. Key opportunities are working with the New London community to develop and implement new library services and programs, developing and implementing a strategic vision responding to community needs and wishes, and continuing to update, renovate, and maintain the Library facility.

Our Community. The Town of New London is in the beautiful Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire. It offers four seasons of unique retail, fine dining, and entertainment. Springtime is best for trail exploring; summer brings band concerts, festivals, fairs and parades; fall brings autumn foliage; and winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling. Attractions include the Town Common—a lovely place to sit and relax, Main Street—small shops, casual eateries, theater, and historic buildings, the Bob Andrews Memorial Ice Rink, and Sunapee Lake with its wide variety of outdoor activities. New London students attend the Kearsarge Regional School District serving seven communities. For more information about the Library and the Town of New London, visit New London Links.

 Responsibilities. The Library Director (a full-time position) formulates and oversees implementation of library goals, policy recommendations, procedures, programs, and projects in accordance with policies established by the Library Board of Trustees. Providing vision, direction, and leadership, the Director is responsible for, but not limited to, the delivery of library services; oversight of human resources; development and presentation of the annual budget; coordination of collaborative, strong relationships with the Library Board and the Friends of the Library; and a continued knowledge and interest of current trends in public libraries. For full responsibilities and functions, visit Tracy Memorial Library Director Position Description.

 Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of supervisory and managerial library experience. Essential attributes include personal integrity, demonstrated skill and experience with budgeting, excellent interpersonal and consensus-building skills, a focus on creating a culture of trust and collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and a demonstrated ability to provide leadership throughout the Library. The director should possess demonstrable communication skills collaborating with the library, its staff and stakeholders and the community. A sense of curiosity, creativity, and innovation; a thorough knowledge of current trends, technologies and “best practices” for libraries; the ability to blend tradition with change; and prior successful experience reporting to a governing Board are desirable attributes and qualifications for the next Tracy Memorial Library director.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $75,000-85,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications), and an attractive fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes February 28, 2021.

Library Director, Paola Free Library, KS 

The City of Paola is located 18 miles south of Olathe, Kansas and the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area.  The library serves a combined city and rural population of 10,000.  This position will oversee the daily operation of the Library and exercising authority with regards to personnel, financial management, strategic planning, library automation and expanding information technologies, building facilities, purchasing, collection and development and community/public relations.  The Director administers all aspects of library service with a high level of independent responsibility and accountability in accordance with the professional ethics of intellectual freedom and the Library Bill of Rights.  The Director works closely with the Board on the budget and control of funds.

Candidate Requirements:   Candidates for the position should possess demonstrated leadership skills, high integrity, and proven success in problem-solving policing methods, data-driven methodologies and department level financial management. The Candidate must have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with Library Board, Library Employees, City Department Heads, City Staff and the general public.  The Candidate must be proficient in personal computers and other social media devices and possess an interest and willingness to learn emerging media technologies. 

Education/Experience Requirements:  Candidate must possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and MLS degree from an accredited school of library science. The hiring committee will consider applicants currently enrolled in an accredited MLS program.

Candidates must also have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a public or school library.

Employment Requirements:  Candidates will be subject to a complete background investigation.  Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause applicant rejection from consideration.  Candidates must take and pass a pre-employment drug screening and physical examination.  Candidates must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to attain one.

Application Process:  Applications  should be accompanied by a concise resume and a cover letter.  Application packets should be submitted to:

Vicki Belt, HR Director, City of Paola, 19 E. Peoria, Paola, KS  66071 or [email protected].

The position will remain open until filled, but the application review process will start no later than Feb. 3rd, 2021.

EOE

Full-Time Library Associate, Camano Island, WA

Pay Range: $26.30 - $36.04 Hourly
Hours per week: 40

Closing Date:  January 25, 2021 - 9:59 p.m. Pacific Time

Job Summary

Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation.

 

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.

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 other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  8. 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.
  9. May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.

Education and Experience

  1. These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of training and experience including a college-level education or specialized training such as library science, presenting programs or other profession-based subject areas.
  2. Three years of experience providing customer service in a library or public service environment is required.

For more details or to apply, please visit https://www.sno-isle.org/employment.

TOMPKINS COUNTY LIBRARY DIRECTOR, Ithaca, NY

125 E. Court Street Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 274-5526

TITLE: LIBRARY DIRECTOR IV

EXAM NO: 68079

SALARY: Salary Range: $95,000 - $125,000 Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

-Graduation from an ALA Accredited school or program with a graduate degree in library or information studies AND possession of, or eligibility for, a New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate AND eight years of satisfactory professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity.

- Administrative experience shall include but not be limited to at least two activities such as institutional planning, organizing, budgeting, communicating or any other experience that would be considered qualifying as determined by the Commissioner of Personnel.

-Tompkins County is Committed to Equity and Inclusion. We encourage those with similar values to apply.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:

-This is a professional leadership position under the general direction of the Board of Trustees. The Library Director has overall responsibility for carrying out the goals and objectives of the Tompkins County Public Library and for supervising its professional librarians and support staff. This responsibility includes the management of annual and long range planning, service delivery, comprehensive programs, government relations, public and community relations, physical facilities, fiscal affairs, resource development, personnel and labor relations, and compliance with all laws and regulations. The incumbent also ensures that the library goals and objectives reflect the library’s strategic plan, including its mission statement and the needs of populations to be served, and that these goals and objectives are communicated to the library’s public. The incumbent performs all related duties as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

-Develops, implements, and periodically evaluates a multi-year strategic plan which addresses the library’s mission and strategic direction;

-Develops and reviews annually a plan for the delivery of programs and services which matches the resources of the library with the goals and objectives in the strategic plan;

-Directs and holds accountable the senior staff to achieve the financial and program objectives in the plan;

-Provides for sound fiscal management of the library, develops an annual operating and capital budget for consideration by the Board of Trustees, and manages expenses in relation to established goals;

-In cooperation with the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library, coordinates efforts to secure maximum available revenue through government and private funding grants and fund raising;

-Is accountable to the Board of Trustees through its designated officers and committee chairs, recommending policies and procedures to the Board as appropriate;

-Attends meetings of the Board and its Committees and informs the Board of significant fiscal, program, personnel and other management matters;

-Prepares reports and other information pertinent to decision making requirements of the Board -regarding policy and other related activities;

-Assists with orientation of new Board trustees;

-Promotes effective public and community relations with funders, library users, media representatives, and the community;

-Promotes effective relations with the Tompkins County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library;

-Directs a coordinated approach to the development of the library’s image;

-Serves as the primary representative and spokesperson of the library;

-Directs the formulation, interpretation and administration of the personnel policies and practices for the library, within the context of the Civil Service Law, rules and regulations and negotiated labor-management agreements;

-Recruits, hires, supervises and evaluates the performance of staff directly supervised, provides appropriate disciplinary action, when necessary, and oversees these activities for all other staff;

-Establishes a warm friendly atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways;

-Develops and maintains a positive and progressive staff development program for all staff;

-Cultivates a positive labor-management environment;

-Develops a close working relationship with local, state and national elected officials;

-Demonstrates a sense of humor combined with customer service attitude and skills;

-Creates a positive work environment for all staff and volunteers and provides a welcoming atmosphere for library patrons.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

-Comprehensive knowledge of issues facing libraries today as well as modern library services, programs and administrative practices;

-Thorough knowledge of budgeting and financial management practices;

-Thorough knowledge of applications of computer technology to library operations, budgets, services and programs;

-Ability to draft, propose, administer, evaluate and revise library policies;

-Ability to provide for an effective staff development and training program for all library staff and volunteers;

-Ability to plan, lay out and coordinate the work of all library departments, delegating responsibility when appropriate;

-Ability to work effectively with national, state and local leaders, particularly the elected officials and leaders of Tompkins County;

-Ability to evaluate situations, interact with people easily and participate effectively in the cultural and intellectual activities of the community;

-Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely both orally and in writing;

-Initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and book collections; Tact, courtesy, and good judgment; and The employee’s physical condition shall be commensurate with demands of the position.

Six Mile Regional Library District: Full Time Research and Instruction Librarian (2 positions)

Are you a self-starter who enjoys helping people? Do you have experience providing research services and planning programs in a public library that embraces change? If so, you might be just the person for us. We want friendly, confident, energetic, and highly motivated individuals with superb customer service skills and great technical and interpersonal skills to join our SMRLD team. Both positions include participation, involvement, and engagement with community groups, partnerships, organizations, boards, and committees. Both positions also include collection development. One of the positions has an emphasis on working with and outreach to teens - middle school through high school. Qualifications include a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited university and a minimum of two years of reference experience at a public library after receiving the MLS. Preference to applicants fluent in more than one language. The teen outreach position preference includes demonstrated experience in teen services; ability to identify and participate in programs and services for teens; and developing and maintaining effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies, and non-profits that target teens in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests. The Full Time Research and Instruction Librarian will work 40 hours a week Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected], our priority deadline for resumes is February 1, 2021. More information available at https://www.smrld.org/about/employment-2/ The Six Mile Regional Library District is located in Granite City, Illinois and truly is six miles from St. Louis, Missouri. Because of our close proximity, we enjoy easy access to a world-class zoo, arts, sports, universities, natural history, healthcare, and more.

 

Southeast Kansas Library System and Iola Public Library, KS

 

Public Library/Regional System Director

 

Lead a dynamic and thriving public library and regional library system in Southeast Kansas. Capable and experienced librarians are invited to pursue this unusual opportunity to serve as the new director of both the Iola Public Library and the fifteen-county multitype Southeast Kansas Library System. The director will continue and enhance existing services, and partner with the community and with member libraries to explore new and innovative directions. The successful candidate will develop relationships, foster strong service oriented teams, and demonstrate effective management and interpersonal skills at the local and regional levels. A strong commitment to service and the ability to build strong relationships in forming a vision for the future are essential. Active legislative advocacy and participation in statewide library programs and organizations are required.

 

The Library and Regional System: The Iola Public Library is a thriving and progressive community library with a budget of $300,000 offering strong collections, excellent Internet access, a commitment to customer service and strong community partnerships. The Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS), with headquarters in the Iola Public Library, is one of the seven Kansas regional library systems. Serving over 100 member libraries with a budget of $1.9 million (primarily from local property taxes), SEKLS provides a broad range of innovative services to its member libraries, including financial grant programs, a shared open source library catalog with 47 participating libraries, participation in the statewide materials delivery service, and consulting and training support.

 

The Community and Region: Iola is a community of 5,300 providing quality rural living just 95 miles south of Kansas City, and within two hours of five metropolitan areas and the Ozark Mountain scenic region. Iola has well developed recreation, education, arts and health resources, including a community college, an excellent school system, a community theater and a fine arts center, a new regional hospital, parks and extensive trail systems. Southeast Kansas is a rural fifteen-county area with a state university, six community colleges, and a diverse range of small and medium size public libraries.

 

Responsibilities: The Director will serve as chief executive of both the Iola Public Library and the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS), reporting to the Iola Public Library Board and the SEKLS System Board and a nine member executive board. In addition the Director is responsible to the State Library of Kansas Board for approval of annual budgets and service plans. The Director will develop and manage annual budgets, lead planning and implementation of programs and services to meet goals, supervise and motivate library and system staff to deliver services that meet the needs of library users and member libraries.

 

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, and a minimum of five years relevant experience, including at least two years experience in an administrative position. Essential personal qualities are leadership initiative, ability to work in a constructive and cooperative manner with a diverse range of personnel, governing bodies, colleagues and member institutions and government officials. The Library Director, through responsiveness, understanding, and energy will motivate an outstanding team of board, staff and member libraries to position the library and system at the forefront of library service. Experience with both public libraries and library cooperatives, and working with a board or boards, is preferred.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Compensation: $80,000 – 85,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications, with an attractive benefits package.

 

Further Information: contact Jim Minges at Minges & Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to [email protected] . This Position will close February 21, 2021.


Branch Manager, Roseland Regional Library, Sonoma County, CA

Do you believe in collaborating with a committed group of coworkers and community partners in
working towards racial equity? Do you thrive in a busy, vibrant environment serving community
members of all ages? Do you enjoy developing and supporting staff to be joyful, fulfilled, and of
service to the community? Is meaningful customer service a core value of yours?
If this sounds like you, we would love to have you part of the Sonoma County Library team as we
move into a newly renovated library building in the heart of Santa Rosa’s Roseland neighborhood, set
to open in early 2021. The Roseland neighborhood is nestled west of downtown Santa Rosa and is
home to a growing Latinx community and one of the most diverse student populations in the county.
This area is experiencing revitalization and development through the tireless work of strong grassroots
community organizations and the city of Santa Rosa, and the ideal candidate will build upon existing
partnerships and thrive in developing new ones. Our ideal candidate is fully fluent in spoken and
written Spanish and will strive for equity in the service they provide to the community, within our
organization, and is an excellent collaborator, communicator and problem solver. Please visit
https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/roseland-community-library/about-roseland-regional-library to
learn more about our new location!
The Sonoma County Library understands that the work of confronting racism, bias and other forms of
prejudice and discrimination is ongoing and requires input from staff and the community we serve.
The ideal candidate will be an active part of the Library’s Latinx Advocacy Committee and will have
the opportunity to be part of other teams and task forces as they arise. The Latinx Advocacy
Committee meets monthly and is an opportunity for branch staff throughout the entire library system to
support one another, share and strategize ideas and best practices, and relay concerns relating to serving
the needs of the Latinx communities. The LAC also provides recommendations to the Library’s
administration. To find out more, go to https://sonomalibrary.org/blogs/news/library-statement-onracial-
equity and https://sonomalibrary.org/about-us/library-commission-adopts-statement-ofinclusivity.
Please fill out supplemental questionnaire.
THE POSITION:
Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position for the Sonoma Valley
Regional Library.
Under the general supervision of the Public Services Division Manager, the Branch Manager provides
excellent customer service, directs the day-to-day operations and activities of a regional branch library;
evaluates the effectiveness of programs and services; develops related goals and objectives; supervises
and coordinates staff and activities; provides professional library services including reference, readers’
advisory, collection development, and cataloging; and performs related duties as required.
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TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
 Manages the day-to-day operations of a branch library including staff, materials, and facilities
 Schedules, trains, supervises and evaluates professional and support staff
 Oversees or participates in the recruitment, training and scheduling of volunteers
 Directs and coordinates activities of a branch library in conjunction with system policies and
regulations
 Makes budget recommendations and monitors the branch library budget
 Participates in promotional and public relations tasks, such as creating interest in library
services, and creating and implementing strategies for improving awareness of library services
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 and five (5) years of experience as a professional librarian, including two (2) years at a lead,
supervisory, or managerial level. Spanish Bilingual Preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of:
 Principles and practices of library policies, program planning and implementation, systems
development, and library operational trends and practices
 Principles, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials of professional library work,
including library reference, collection development, and other professional library services
 Principles of supervision and training, including work planning, assignment, performance
review, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures
 Current and new technologies and electronic resources related to library services
 Sound budgetary practices and development, monitoring, and implementation of a program
budget
Ability to:
 Assist in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards, and to oversee
and coordinate library collection development and management activities
 Supervise, train, motivate, and evaluate staff
 Identify the needs of the public and develop, implement, and manage assigned programs,
service areas, policies, procedures, and/or material collections
 Work closely and effectively with public officials, community groups, staff, volunteers, Library
Advisory Boards, Friends of the Library, and the general public
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 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
SALARY RANGES: $86,361.60 to $107,827.20 annually plus benefits
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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).
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 Shelter in Place 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 or
[email protected] 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.

Children's Services, Librarian, Roseland Regional Library, Sonoma County, CA

Do find joy in bringing library service to the community through innovative programs and outreach? Are you
most at home in dynamic, busy library spaces where you can use your Spanish language skills to present
storytimes and STEM programs, help community members access technology, and communicate all the library
has to offer? Do you believe in collaborating with committed group of coworkers and community partners to
work towards equity in the organization, and in the services the library provides to our entire community?
If this sounds like you, we would love to have you part of the Sonoma County Library team as we move into a
newly renovated library building in the heart of Santa Rosa’s Roseland neighborhood, set to open in early 2021.
The Roseland neighborhood is nestled west of downtown Santa Rosa and is home to a growing Latinx
community and one of the most diverse student populations in the county. This area is experiencing
revitalization and development through the tireless work of strong grassroots community organizations and the
city of Santa Rosa, and the ideal candidate will build upon existing partnerships and thrive in developing new
ones. Our ideal candidate is fully fluent in spoken and written Spanish and will strive for equity in the service
they provide to the community, within our organization, and is an excellent collaborator, communicator and
problem solver. Please visit https://sonomalibrary.org/locations/roseland-community-library/about-roselandregional-
library to learn more about our new location!
The Sonoma County Library understands that the work of confronting racism, bias and other forms of prejudice
and discrimination is ongoing and requires input from staff and the community we serve. The ideal candidate
will be an active part of the Library’s Latinx Advocacy Committee and will have the opportunity to be part of
other teams and task forces as they arise. The Latinx Advocacy Committee meets monthly and is an
opportunity for branch staff throughout the entire library system to support one another, share and strategize
ideas and best practices, and relay concerns relating to serving the needs of the Latinx communities. The LAC
also provides recommendations to the Library’s administration. To find out more, go to
https://sonomalibrary.org/blogs/news/library-statement-on-racial-equity and https://sonomalibrary.org/aboutus/
library-commission-adopts-statement-of-inclusivity. Please fill out supplemental questionnaire.
THE POSITION:
Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.
TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
 Provide excellent customer service to all members of the community.
 Deliver innovative children’s programming such as storytimes, STEM programs, music and movement,
book clubs, and more.
 Field questions at the service desk from patrons of all ages, and provide accurate, efficient and courteous
responses to reference, reader’s advisory, and patron account inquiries.
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 Employ curiosity and empathy as you help community members develop digital literacy skills.
 Perform collection maintenance work such as weeding and identifying items in need of replacement, and
collaborating with the Collection Development team to ensure the collection is relevant, current,
represents the community, and serves both the entertainment and education needs of the community.
 Work alongside other branch staff to maintain a safe and welcoming space, through explaining library
policies and procedures consistently to patrons and fellow staff, and through proactively dealing with
issues as they arise.
 Create fun and informative social media content to reach and engage with our digital audience. Craft
press releases and other pieces to support the work of the Library’s Marketing Committee and
communications staff in promoting library programs and services to the community.
 Be an active and vital part of the highly collaborative part of the Youth Services team and support and
be supported by fellow staff throughout the organization.
 If hired at the Librarian II level, the librarian will perform these tasks and will also provide leadership to
other staff in accomplishing these, and will also serve as Person-In-Charge when the Branch Manager is
absent.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates may be hired at either the Librarian I or Librarian II levels, and those hired at level I will have the
opportunity to advance as they progress in their career at SCL.
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. The Librarian II requires two years of appropriate professional experience working as a
professional librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license.
Spanish Bilingual Preferred. 40 hours per week -- Full time.
SALARY RANGES: Librarian I - $30.85/hour to $38.52/hour
Librarian II - $32.40/hour to $40.46/hour
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Monday, December 28, 2020
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).
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 Shelter in Place 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 or [email protected] 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.

Head of Circulation, Grimes Public Library, IA

The Grimes Public Library seeks a Head of Circulation to join a dynamic community library in the heart of one of the fastest growing cities in Iowa. The Head of Circulation will oversee all duties related to the circulation of library items and library technology. The Head of Circulation will also supervise circulation clerks and filers in partnership with the Director.

Ideal candidates will have at least two years of progressively increasing responsibility and training in a related position, familiarity with use of library catalogs and databases to locate materials, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A two-year degree is required, but candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree are preferred.

Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Head of Circulation manages the Circulation Department and is in charge of the circulation of library materials, collecting fines/fees, processing reserved items for patrons, and assisting Director with computer maintenance. The Head of Circulation hires, trains, supervises, schedules, assigns duties, and evaluates circulation clerks and filers in conjunction with the Director. Assists patrons with directional information, reader’s advisory and reference. Develops and executes Adult Programing in coordination with other programming librarians. Participates in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

Special Requirements
A post-offer background check is required. For consideration, submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter via email to Tammy Johnson at [email protected], or at Grimes City Hall at 101 NE Harvey Street, Grimes. Materials will be reviewed as they are submitted through close of business on Monday, January 4, 2021

Library Director, Winfield Public Library, KS

Winfield Public Library, located in south central Kansas, seeks an innovative, energetic, and collaborative individual to serve as its next Library Director.  The Library is a member of the South Central Kansas Library System (www.sckls.info) and serves thousands of people in Winfield, KS plus surrounding area. It is a place where all are made welcome.

The Library Director carries out the mission of the library under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees, providing strategic leadership in planning, organizing and directing services and activities to meet community needs.  A full job description can be found at the Library's website at www.wpl.org.

About the Library

The Winfield Public Library, with a yearly budget exceeding $600,000, was newly renovated in 2016, is well trafficked with patronage counts averaging 250 daily visits, and well supported by the community in its role as the community learning hub.  Library staff actively seeks and participates in various community collaborations, coalitions, and initiatives.  The library has a long tradition of fostering partnerships with local nonprofits, businesses, the school district, college and other learning institutions, healthcare, fine arts, government, and area service organizations.   WPL was a recent recipient of the "Chamber Champion" award, and has an impressive history of providing unique learning opportunities by securing and hosting compelling exhibitions including national and statewide traveling exhibits. Through its resources of community, facility, staff, and partnerships, the Winfield Public Library demonstrates it is "the little library that can".

About the Community

Located within an hour's drive of Wichita, KS, Winfield, pop. 12,000, is a progressive-conservative, multicultural, vibrant, and active community that is well known for its opportunities, community events, beautiful parks, and small town living. Comforts and advantages include accessible schools, recreation opportunities, concerts in the park, fine arts, unique and friendly businesses, local coffee shop, dog park, farmer's market, public pool, and a safe and friendly atmosphere. Winfield is home to Southwestern College, William Newton Memorial Hospital, the annual Walnut Valley Festival (of international bluegrass music fame), the annual Isle of Lights (a community-driven, destination-worthy Christmas lighting display), the Cowley County Fairgrounds, and the Broadway Sports Complex. Located on the northeastern side of the community, on the campus known as Baden Square (formally St. John's College), the library neighbors the Winfield Arts and Humanities, the Winfield Recreation Center, Winfield Community Theater, and residential housing apartment complexes.

Candidate Expectations:

The preferred candidate will hold a master in library science from an American Library Association accredited university, have three years of professional public library experience, supervisory and budgetary experience, a current knowledge of technology including ILS systems, electronic information technology, data management and its use in libraries.  See a full job description at the Library's website: www.wpl.org.

Compensation:

Salary range for the position is $60,000-$86,000 with a benefit package that includes Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, sick leave, health insurance and vacation leave. Pay will be determined by education and experience. This is a regular full-time salaried position, exempt for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Application Information:

The Winfield Public Library Director recruitment is open until Jan. 21, 2021. The Winfield Public Library values diversity in the workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants that are finalists must successfully complete health and physical screenings, including drug and alcohol screening, a background check, a credit check and must have or be able to obtain a Kansas Drivers License.

To apply please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to [email protected] .

Librarian, Teen Services, Sonoma County Library, CA

We are seeking an energetic, team-oriented Teen Services Librarian with a strong public service
commitment for our Windsor Regional Library. Provide library service and programming for and with
teens and constant contact and collaboration with teens including those with diverse backgrounds and
abilities.

THE POSITION:
Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.
TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
• Provide excellent customer service to all members of the community.
• Deliver innovative teen’s programming such as book clubs, meet the author series, anime club and more.
• Field questions at the service desk from patrons of all ages, and provide accurate, efficient and courteous
responses to reference, reader’s advisory, and patron account inquiries.
• Employ curiosity and empathy as you help community members develop digital literacy skills.
• Perform collection maintenance work such as weeding and identifying items in need of replacement, and
collaborating with the Collection Development team to ensure the collection is relevant, current,
represents the community, and serves both the entertainment and education needs of the community.
• Work alongside other branch staff to maintain a safe and welcoming space, through explaining library
policies and procedures consistently to patrons and fellow staff, and through proactively dealing with
issues as they arise.
• Create fun and informative social media content to reach and engage with our digital audience. Craft
press releases and other pieces to support the work of the Library’s Marketing Committee and
communications staff in promoting library programs and services to the community.
• Be an active and vital part of the highly collaborative part of the Youth Services team and support and
be supported by fellow staff throughout the organization.
• If hired at the Librarian II level, the librarian will perform these tasks and will also provide leadership to
other staff in accomplishing these, and will also serve as Person-In-Charge when the Branch Manager is
absent.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates may be hired at either the Librarian I or Librarian II levels, and those hired at level I will have the
opportunity to advance as they progress in their career at SCL.

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. The Librarian II requires two years of appropriate professional experience working as a
professional librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license.

FULL TIME--40 Hours Per Week
SALARY RANGES: Librarian I - $30.85/hour to $38.52/hour
Librarian II - $32.40/hour to $40.46/hour
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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).
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 Shelter in Place 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 or [email protected] 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.

For more information about the differences between Librarian I and II, please see: https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library 

Library Director, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library, Fayetteville, TN

Regular Hours:   40 hours per week.  May include evenings and weekends.

 The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library (an independent community library) Board of Trustees seeks an energetic library director to manage and oversee the day to day operations of the Library.  The director must be capable of creating a vision for the library and possess the skills necessary to bring that vision into reality.   S/He must be detail-oriented, have clear communication skills, be comfortable with technology, have a working knowledge of library management systems, possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office and be willing to learn and teach staff and patrons.  

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized institution of higher education
  • Computer and internet experience
  • Clear communication skills
  • Familiar with library automation systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift and carry 35 pounds
  • Must possess a current driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent masters in a library related field.  
  • Five years supervisory experience. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive and productive working relationships with the library board, city/county officials and community leaders.
  • Manage accounts receivable and payable in correspondence with bookkeeper
  • Oversee daily operations, equipment and maintenance of the library
  • Perform administrative tasks including supervising employees and volunteers
  • Place material orders and oversee the processing and maintenance of materials
  • Prepares a yearly budget for board approval
  • Prepares yearly data collection reports
  • Maintain Library’s website
  • Develop and promote the services and programs of the library
  • Seek grant funding opportunities for library programming and technology needs
  • Administer policies approved by the board and in compliance with state and federal law.
  • Complete a minimum of 25 hours of continuing education each year.   
  • Be willing to enroll, if eligible, in the Tennessee State Library and Archives Public Library Management Institute.
  • Other duties as deemed necessary.

Benefits

Annually: 12 paid holidays/12 paid vacation days/12 paid sick leave days

Health insurance: TBD

Retirement: Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System

Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000 depending on qualifications 

APPLY:    Email a current resume, including the names and contact information of three references, by December 16, 2020 to [email protected]

State Data Coordinator, South Carolina State Library, Columbia, SC

Nature of Work:

The South Carolina State Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment.  Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger.  The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state’s libraries.

The South Carolina State Library seeks a creative, detail-oriented person to join our library development team as the State Data Coordinator.  The State Data Coordinator leads and coordinates data collection compilation, performs analysis, monitors trends, develops survey design, and creates data visualization products using library data.  The State Data Coordinator uses quantitative and qualitative data to determine the impact of programs and services.

Examples of Work:

  • State lead for the annual survey of South Carolina public libraries in cooperation with the processes and procedures issued by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the national Public Library Survey.
  • Serve the agency as State Data Coordinator responsible for the collection, communication, instruction, and implementation of the biennial State Agency survey (SLAA) to IMLS.
  • Create and maintains files, documents, and reports based on library statistics.
  • Analyze ongoing public library statistical collection procedures, implement necessary modification, and disseminates collected data and marketing materials associated with the data.
  • Evaluates data analysis collection tools.
  • Evaluate and verify data, identify trends and relationships in data, and interpret data for stakeholders in both written and oral form.
  • Work with public libraries to develop an understanding of the importance of gathering and analyzing various data related to functions and responsibilities.
  • Provide training and assistance to public libraries on the effective use of data gathering and analysis.
  • Advise agency leadership on creating performance measures and determining return on investment related to projects and services provided.
  • Track agency projects from conception through review.
  • Represent the agency at meetings, conferences, coalitions, panels, and committees.

Salary: Hiring Range: $40,000 - $47,734 

Minimum Requirements:  

  • A bachelor’s degree and professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data.  A master’s degree in statistics may be substituted for the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data.
  • Knowledge of methods of research design, data collection, data manipulation, data analysis, and presentation of information.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data using various statistical and mathematical techniques.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately about surveys and data elements.
  • Ability to plan and provide training to large and small groups.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills
  • Ability to assist users with survey completion, data gathering and data analysis.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to discover and correct errors in large volumes of data.
  • Familiarity with public library audiences, services, facilities, general trends, and current issues.
  • Ability to make field visits, talk to library staff, pursue partnerships, and other cooperative arrangements outside the agency.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to use data visualization and data analysis tools.

Additional Comments:

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.

The State Library actively promotes professional development and learning opportunities for staff.  Work takes place in an office environment.  Overnight travel is not expected for this position, however may be occasionally necessary.  Some local travel is expected.  Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

  • Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from consideration for employment.
  • Please 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.
  • Please include a cover letter, resume, 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/2888152/state-data-coordinator?department[0]=State%20Library&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Company Info:             

South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate StreetColumbia, SC 29201
Website: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov

 


 

Information Technology Librarian, North Lake County Public Library, MT

North Lake County Public Library, located in beautiful northwest Montana, is looking for an individual who has advanced computer and device software and hardware skills, experience assisting and teaching others with various technology skill levels, and exceptional customer service skills to fill the Information Technology Librarian position.  Our successful candidate will have prior experience with Windows, Google, Apple and Android operating systems, will exhibit patience and experience teaching others how to use technology, and have a bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of technology work experience or a combination of technology education and experience.

The Information Technology Librarian works under the supervision of the Library Director.  The position is primarily responsible for technology assistance for patrons and staff, technology related programming, IT duties for the Library’s equipment and services, and ongoing projects and related work as assigned.  This position requires exceptional organizational skills, patience, and a high degree of initiative. The ability to work in a positive manner with a variety of people is essential, as is the ability to convey information in a clear, concise, user-friendly way.

Polson is a growing community that sits on the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake, with access to shopping, snow skiing, hiking and biking trails in surrounding areas and Glacier National Park within a 90-minute drive. 

North Lake County Public Library is an independent public library district with an exciting future.  We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits, including MT Public Employees Retirement Plan, Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.  Explore our website at https://northlakecountylibrary.org.

A complete position description, announcement and application are available on our website or by contacting Library Director, Abbi Dooley at [email protected] or 406-883-8225.  First review of application packets is November 9, 2020.  This position remains open until filled.