Please email job submissions to: [email protected] 

 

Director, Taylor County Public Library, Cambellsville, KY

The Taylor County Public Library seeks an energetic, creative, and outgoing Library Director.  The Library Director is responsible for planning, and directing the development, implementation, and management of broad policies, procedures, and strategies/activities—including finance, personnel, and planning.  The director works to promote the Library and its services to the community.  The Director has ultimate responsibility for the work of others and for the success of the library.

Overview

Supports the library’s mission by:

  • Serving as the chief operating officer of the library
  • Insuring that customers receive excellent public service
  • Developing community partnerships
  • Advocating for the library in the local community and at the state level

Education and Experience

Candidates should have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science with the ability to obtain a Professional Certificate from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives or be currently enrolled in an MLS program with the ability to receive Professional Certification within 5 years.  Consideration will be given also to candidates with substitutable experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with public library experience and those who demonstrate leadership.

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Broad knowledge of library materials, services, and operations
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to determine and interpret community interests/need and translate them into library services
  • Ability to analyze issues and to exercise good judgement to solve problems
  • Ability to professionally represent the library in the community

Competitive salary, paid vacation, sick leave and holidays, health insurance, and participation in the Kentucky State Retirement System.

Please send letter of application, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to:

Taylor County Public Library, Julie Sterchi, Director Search, 1316 East Broadway St., Campbellsville, KY 42718

Or email to [email protected] with “Director Search” as the subject.

Applications must be received by November 2, 2020. 

For a detailed description of the position, please visit the library’s website under Employment Opportunities. 

Taylor County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or disabled veterans’ status.

Administrative Coordinator, Decorah Public Library, Decorah, IA

The City of Decorah, IA (pop. 8,127) Public Library is accepting applications for the full-time position of Administrative Coordinator. Ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative individual who has a passion for serving the community and providing transformative library experiences.

Minimum qualifications must include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and any equivalent combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must have at least five years of relevant professional experience including three years in a leadership or supervisory role, and the commitment to attain a State Library of Iowa Public Library Staff Certification within one year of hire. MLS from an ALA accredited institution preferred.

Position subject to post-offer physical examination including drug testing, background check and motor vehicle records check.

For more information and a complete job description see www.decorahia.org or email [email protected] . Send application, resume, cover letter and a minimum of three professional, work-related references to: Kristin Torresdal, Director, Decorah Public Library, 202 Winnebago St., Decorah IA 52101 or [email protected]. Applications accepted until 5:00 p.m. October 16, 2020. Desired start date January 11, 2020. Starting wage $20.37/hr. Competitive benefit package offered. M/F Disabled and Veteran EEO/AA Employer.

Job Title:  Administrative Coordinator

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Job Status:  40 hours/week – Reports to Decorah Public Library Director

Essential Duties Required:

  • Assist in the development and evaluation of long range and short term goals and objectives to advance the mission of the library
  • Design, promote, and implement engaging programs for adults (including but not limited to book discussions, author visits, presentations, thematic/topical discussions, and hands-on activities) that foster positive connections between the library and diverse community partners
  • Create both digital and in-person program opportunities to meet community needs
  • Coordinate part-time adult programming staff and marketing team members
  • Develop and manage grants to support library services, programming, and collections
  • Assist with hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising Library Aides and Library Assistants
  • Collaborate with library staff and partners to promote programs, collections, and services through the creation of high quality text and graphic materials
  • Select adult materials for purchase in conjunction with acquisitions team
  • Maintain accurate records of adult program budget and statistics
  • Provide adult reader’s advisory services
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate an internal volunteer program
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Library Director and staff, the Library Board of Trustees, the Friends of Decorah Public Library and other funders, City Council, City staff, civic and special interest groups, the general public, and media representatives
  • Act as Director in his/her absence

Additional Duties Required:

  • Miscellaneous library duties as assigned, including assisting at the circulation desk as needed
  • Participation on management team with Library Director and select staff (for policy creation, strategic planning, program collaboration, marketing initiatives, fundraising/budget work)
  • Willingness to work evening and weekend hours to provide programming (3-5 weekday evenings per month and 1-2 Saturdays per month)

Other duties as deemed necessary for the successful operations of the Decorah Public Library

 

Branch Manager, Goldendale Community Library, Goldendale, WA

Description: We are seeking a compassionate and innovative manager to lead and develop a team of seven employees in our amazing Goldendale Community Library. The primary responsibilities of the position include: managing the branch and Klickitat County bookmobile service, serving the public, conducting programming, and attending community events as the library representative. Because of the rural nature of this community library, the branch manager must be willing to drive long distances.

Application InstructionsLink to the full job announcement 

 

Assistant Library Director,  Mandan, ND

 

Apply Here:  https://city-of-mandan-nd.hireonthego.com/job/210374/assistant-library-director-grade-20

 

The City of Mandan, North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the position of: 

 

Assistant Library Director - Grade 20

 

Position Details

 

Salary: $49,952 - $76,765/year (DOE)

 

Status: Full-time/Exempt

 

Department:  Library

 

Closing Date: October 7, 2020 at 5pm.

 

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified. 

 

Description of Work 

 

  • 1.1. General Statement of Duties: Responsible for planning and coordinating outreach services and assisting the Library Director with the daily operations of the library and serving in the capacity of Director in his/her absence 
  • 1.2. Supervision Received: Under general supervision of the Library Director  
  • 1.3. Supervision Exercised: Directly manages and supervises the Outreach Driver Librarian and Outreach Services Assistant. Assists in leadership and supervision of all library personnel, contractual employees, and volunteers

 

Major Duties 

 

  • 2.1. Assumes duties of Director in his/her absence 
  • 2.2. Assists in leadership and supervision of all personnel, contractual employees, and volunteers. Responsibilities may include coaching and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  
  • 2.3. Assists with collection development 
  • 2.4. Assists with coordinating building maintenance and repairs 
  • 2.5. Assists with updating the library website  
  • 2.6. Creates instructional materials for staff and public use 
  • 2.7. Plans, coordinates, markets and supervises all outreach services 
  • 2.8. Develops partnerships with schools, senior facilities, and various local agencies to determine outreach needs 
  • 2.9. Develops three bookmobile schedules per year by coordinating dates and times to provide best use of sites’ location needs, departmental service, and vehicle continuance 
  • 2.10. Oversees maintenance of outreach vehicles 
  • 2.11. Maintains outreach statistical information 
  • 2.12. Serves as passport acceptance agent; renews certification annually 
  • 2.13. Serves as proctor for tests/exams 
  • 2.14. Serves as liaison to the Friends of Morton Mandan Public Library 
  • 2.15. Participates in activities of professional organizations, networks, conferences, and workshops to maintain knowledge of new developments in the library profession 
  • 2.16. Performs other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications 

 

  • 3.1. Education and Experience: Requires a four-year college degree and a minimum of 3 years of library experience with 2 years of management/supervisory experience. Proficiency in public contact work and computer skills. Preference will be given to an ALA-accredited Master’s degree.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

 

  • 4.1. Knowledge of or ability to learn the Dewey Decimal System 
  • 4.2. Knowledge of or ability to learn the library’s ILS
  • 4.3. Knowledge or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, rules, and library policies and procedures 
  • 4.4. Knowledge of proper grammar and the use of English in speaking and writing 
  • 4.5. Knowledge and proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Publisher), use of library data systems and databases 
  • 4.6. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes identifying customer needs, meeting standards for service and customer satisfaction. 
  • 4.7. Knowledge and understanding of reference tools, research skills, general literature of basic library principles, procedures, technology, goals, and philosophy of services 
  • 4.8. Knowledge of the principles and practices of library management 
  • 4.9. Knowledge of city and county government 
  • 4.10. General knowledge of technology as it affects library operations
  • 4.11. Ability to think and act in a professional manner 
  • 4.12. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals 
  • 4.13. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form 
  • 4.14. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standard situations 
  • 4.15. Ability to prioritize work flow 
  • 4.16. Ability to meet specified or required deadlines 
  • 4.17. Ability to maintain accurate records 
  • 4.18. Ability to attend to duties reliably and predictably 
  • 4.19. Ability to follow departmental and City policies and procedures 
  • 4.20. Ability to pay close attention to detail 
  • 4.21. Ability to use various pieces of office equipment, including photocopiers and facsimile machine 
  • 4.22. Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • 4.23. Ability to use various types of office software, including word processing and spreadsheets 
  • 4.24. Ability to work flexible hours 
  • 4.25. Ability to work independently 
  • 4.26. Ability to work with frequent interruptions from staff and public 
  • 4.27. Ability to use sound judgement when dealing with the public 
  • 4.28. Ability to stay on task and finish work in a timely manner  
  • 4.29. Skill in the development and presentation of oral, visual, and written communication/presentations
  • 4.30. Maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers 
  • 4.31. Interact and respond appropriately to patrons 
  • 4.32. Contribute to a safe workplace environment 
  • 4.33. Must possess a valid Class D North Dakota Driver’s License, a clean driving record is required

 

The physical activities of this position are: 

 

  • 5.1. Extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing.  
  • 5.2. Occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying/moving items, driving, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. 
  • 5.3. Lifting/carrying 30-50 lbs. and exerting 50 pounds of force.  
  • 5.4. Ascending and descending steps while carrying 30-50 lbs.  
  • 5.5. Pushing and pulling library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs.  
  • 5.6. Using close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position are: 

 

  • 6.1. The worker is subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions: Work is primarily performed in an office setting. Work, such as emptying the outside book drop, or loading and unloading personal vehicles or the bookmobile, may be performed throughout the year and is subject to conditions such as high or low temperatures, rain/snow, or slick walking surfaces. Required to work in close quarters – 8’ x 20’; possibly without heat or air conditioning. No immediate access to restrooms when on the bookmobile. 
  • 6.2. The worker is subject to noise: The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet and typically will not require shouting to be heard above the ambient noise level. 
  • 6.3. The worker is subject to hazards: The hazards are considered to be minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans.

 

  • Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD-214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD-214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indication disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
  • Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Human Resources at 701-667-3217.
  • Applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. 
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The City of Mandan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

System Director – Northeast Kansas Library System

Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Northeast Kansas Library System (headquartered in Lawrence, KS), seeks an experienced library leader to manage a fourteen county multitype library system that inspires and empowers member libraries to engage, educate and add value to their communities, as its next System Director. NEKLS, one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multitype library system and works in partnership with its 117 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With a $3.7 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 10 FTE system staff, NEKLS libraries serves more than 40% of the Kansas population. Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. NEKLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for being an incubator for statewide projects, for providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies. Key projects include Next (a Koha open source ILS), Recollections Kansas (a digitization project), KLOW (KS Libraries on the Web), Kansas Library Express (the statewide courier service), and the accreditation and grant program for member libraries.

Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the 18-member Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a fourteen county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active NEKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities.

Qualifications. Master of Library Science degree from a library science program accredited by the American Library Association, and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience, ten years preferred. Experience in regional library systems or consortia is preferred. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, reports, evaluation, ongoing activities, and committee activities using effective planning and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to mediate differences among members and evaluate diverse needs of members using creative and effective solutions. Willingness and flexibility to work irregular hours and to travel for extended periods as required by the needs of the system. Experience with library trends and issues; computer skills including spreadsheets, accounting software, and remote-access technologies. Bonding required.

Compensation. The hiring salary range is $85,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package. The full position announcement and job description can be found on the NEKLS web site.
For further information, send questions to [email protected].

Public Services Manager, Burlington Public Library, Iowa

The Burlington Public Library, located in the southeast corner of Iowa, is a busy community hub for connection and learning in a beautiful building overlooking the Mississippi River. The Public Services Manager is a member of the library’s leadership team.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises public service division staff and volunteers and supports all staff when working in this division.
  • Schedules public service desks.
  • Oversees collection development for reference, local history, and adult fiction and nonfiction, in print and online.
  • Coordinates all channels of reference and instruction services.
  • Supervises homebound delivery, interlibrary loan, and readers advisory services.
  • Oversees all aspects of adult classes and events, including reading incentive programs for adults.
  • Provides direct customer service and serves as a frontline supervisor, including some weekends and evenings.
  • Coordinates library marketing and social media channels, as well as oversees internal marketing and displays.
  • Acts as supervising editor of the library’s monthly newsletter.
  • Supervises account management for all card holders.
  • Oversees meeting room reservations.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities.
  • Interprets and enforces library policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Burlington Public Library in a responsible, professional and trustworthy manner. 
  • Performs other duties as described in the full job description.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong communication, technology, and customer service skills.
  • A strong spirit for service to the community and the ability to work with a diverse clientele.
  • Knowledge of reference and readers advisory practices and the principles of collection development.
  • Marketing and social media experience.
  • Problem solving, conflict management, supervision, evaluation, and training skills.
  • Ability to assume management responsibility.
  • Experience developing community partnerships.
  • Ability to successfully identify and respond to the concerns and needs of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom and confidentiality as they apply to public libraries
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited program and minimum of 3 years of experience in library work required.
  • Residence in or ability to move to Des Moines County or to a location in Iowa within 15 air miles of the Burlington City limits.
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test and a thorough background investigation.   

For full job description and to apply:

www.burlington.lib.ia.us/281/Employment-Opportunities

Review of application materials will begin September 14, 2020; open until filled.

Questions:

Contact Rhonda Frevert, Library Director, [email protected]

Director, Carbondale City Library, KS

The Carbondale City Library, located in Osage County, Kansas and 12 miles south of Topeka, the State Capital, is looking for a new Director.  The Library is an accredited member of the Northeast Kansas Library System and serves thousands of people throughout northern Osage County.

The library Director is responsible for the overall operations and administration of the library.  The Director must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Board of Trustees, public officials, community organizations and groups, and the general public.  The Director keeps the Board apprised of current and future trends in library services, and recommends appropriate library policies for Board adoption.  We seek someone who is organized, enthusiastic, good with people of all ages, and can manage a budget responsibly.  The Library will soon be moving into a new building and is looking for the right person to help lead us into the future.

To view the full job description and duties, please visit: https://carbondalecitylibrary.org  

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time (currently 32 hours/week) position.  Weekend and evening hours may be required as needed to fulfill the duties of the position. 

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Library Science preferred.  Previous professional work experience in public libraries desired.

Wages and Benefits:

Hourly wage is negotiable and commensurate with education and experience.  Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and nine paid holidays.

Carbondale City Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Review of application materials will begin October 1, 2020; open until filled.  Interested persons should submit a cover letter and resume to: Carbondale City Library, Attn: Chris Courtwright, PO Box 330, Carbondale KS  66414.  Electronic submission acceptable; please send materials to: [email protected]

 

Executive Director, Kent County Public Library, MD

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

General Administration

  • Manages the day to day administrative operation and functions of the Kent County Public Library system.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives and closely monitors strategic plan compliance.
  • Prepares monthly reports and other documents as required.
  • Participates actively in appropriate professional associations including the Maryland Library Association (MLA), the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators (MAPLA) and the American Library Association (ALA), and serves on the Board of the Eastern Shore Regional Library, Inc. (ESRL)
  • Develops and maintains policies and procedures covering all aspects of library operation

 

 Personnel Management and Development

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of library employees.
  • Implements effective and objective supervisory and evaluation procedures.
  • Advocates for an appropriate and equitable salary schedule.
  • Organizes regular professional development opportunities for staff.

 

 Financial Management and Budgeting

  • Works with the State of Maryland and Kent County Government to obtain funding as well as special grants and other funding for the Library.
  • Implements and oversees financial policies and procedures approved by the Trustees.
  • Advises the Trustees in a timely fashion of changes in Library’s financial status.
  • Develops and presents the annual budget with accompanying justifications for Trustee approval.

 

 Facilities Management and Improvement

 

  • Ensures that the buildings and grounds of the main library and the branches are kept in excellent sanitation and maintenancecondition.
  • Develops and implements a strategic plan for facilities renovations and refurbishing.

 

Management of print and electronic materials

 

  • Develops policies relative to the selection of library materials.
  • Coordinates and supervises selection of new materials.
  • Coordinates materials maintenance, including periodic inventories and removal of outdated or damaged materials
  • Promotes print and electronic collections

 

 Library Programs and Services

 

  • Ensures delivery of interesting, high quality programming to the entire Kent County community.
  • Markets library resources in innovative ways using social media to maintain and grow usage.
  • Develops and maintains an engaging web presence for the promotion of library programs and resources.

 

 

 

Community and Board Relations    

 

  • Maintains effective, professional relationships with local and state government officials, funding partners and representatives of the Eastern Shore Regional Library System (ESRL).
  • Promptly and effectively responds to issues and questions from Trustees, community members and local government officials.
  • Advises Board of Trustees in a timely fashion of any sensitive occurrence.
  • Prepares the agenda and a Director’s report for all Board of Trustees meetings and reviews them in advance with the Board President.

 

Required Qualifications

 

Education and Experience

 

  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program. A second Master’s degree in Public or Business Administration is desirable.
  • Eight years or more of related professional library employment with progressively increasingresponsibility. Minimum of five years serving as director, associate director, branch manager,or comparable supervisory position with specific responsibility for financial management.
  • Able to obtain Maryland State Department of Education Professional Library Director certification within six months of hire.
  • Demonstrates interest in and knowledge regarding current trends and legislation related to libraries.            
  • Able to manage KCPL website
  • Demonstrates commitment to understanding and effectively applying and managing technology and uses of technology to advance the Mission of the KCPL.

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Demands

 

  • Work requires no unusual demands for physical effort.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Work Environment

 

  • Work conducted in office setting with comfortable lighting and temperature conditions.
  • Involves everyday risks requiring normal safety precautions typical of offices.

 

              

 

 

 

                                            

 

                            

 

Young Adult Librarian, Gilford, NH

Come join our team in beautiful Gilford providing excitement in engaging, nurturing and mentoring young adults.  Our busy and active library is looking for an energetic customer service oriented Young Adult Librarian who will oversee services to young adults, provide computer support and technical assistance, assist in cataloging, and assist patrons with their needs in the library.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Manages daily operations of the Teen Room and Teen Areas ensuring highest quality of services.  Develops and presents engaging and innovative programming to young adults.  Selects materials to develop collection that offers relevant resources.  Works cooperatively with Children’s Librarians and other staff maintaining consistency.   Works regularly assigned shifts at public service desks, mainly adult circulation.  Recruits, trains, and works with youth-oriented volunteers.  Answers, evaluates, and prioritizes in-person requests for assistance from users experiencing computer-related/device technology problems.  Cultivates and maintains relationships with the schools and other Town Departments.  Promotes the library through press releases, social media, and other forms of written and oral communication.  Contributes statistical and narrative reports to the Director.  Pursues professional development opportunities.   Qualifications:  Track record of excellent service to children and/or young adults with strong communication skills.  Commitment to STEM education and comfort using technology with patrons.  A curious, life-long learner with a positive can-do attitude and ability to see a silverlining in any situation.    Patience in teaching others.  Highly effective collaboration skills and ability to work in a team environment.  Flexibility and the ability to prioritize competing duties and responsibilities.  Knowledge of current trends in public libraries and young adult culture. Hours:  Full-time with regular evening and occasional weekend hours required. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.   To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Katherine Dormody, Library Director [email protected] 

Library Director, Laurel-Jones County Library System, MS

The Laurel-Jones County Library System Board of Trustees in Laurel, Mississippi seeks a dynamic and community-minded leader to serve as Director.

 

Hours: As assigned, based on library needs; some weekends/evenings required

 

Starting wage: $52,000 - $60,000 based on qualifications and previous experience. Benefits: Personal/medical leave, health and life insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Job-related travel expenses reimbursed.

 

Educational requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school; At least three (3) years of library management experience, including supervisory background; Strong computer skills with the ability to use and apply effectively Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office, knowledge of integrated library system; excellent management, organizational, and interpersonal skills. 

 

Job snapshot: Under the direct supervision of the public Library Administrative Board of Trustees, the library director is responsible for the operations of the library system and the development and implementation of its service program, including: (A) assisting the board with long-range planning and policy development and managing all library resources, including human resources; (B) coordination with the board of trustees to promote and improve system services; (C) community outreach and liaison with city council, county agencies, and community organizations; and (D) overseeing the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds. The library director hires, mentors, and supervises all librarians, assistants, substitutes, and volunteers for the library system.

 

The Laurel-Jones County Library System serves more than 60,000 residents of Jones County. The main headquarters library is located in Laurel. Its branch library is located in city of Ellisville. The Library System enjoys the support of an engaged board of twelve (12) Trustees and a friendly staff.

 

Community snapshot: Laurel and Ellisville both have growing communities located off Interstate 59 in southeastern Mississippi. Ellisville is the home of Jones College, the Deason House, and the Ellisville Public Library. Laurel is larger and is the home of Lauren Rogers Museum, the Susan Boone Vincent SportsPlex, the Magnolia Center, the official filming location for Home Town on HGTV, several golfing venues, the Laurel Little Theater, and many other attractions. Both towns have beautiful historic areas, excellent medical facilities, and provide all the amenities and friendliness of a small-town community.

 

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (including addresses, photo) to [email protected]  for immediate consideration.

 

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 current library services and to give leadership for future growth. The library serves a population of approximately 8,500.

Expectations

  • Committed to the mission and philosophy of public library service.
  • Demonstrated skill in leadership and driving continuous improvement.
  • Track record of excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with library board of trustees and community groups.
  • Background in supervising and motivating staff members, volunteers, and community partners.
  • Ability to maintain positive, courteous, and friendly manner with patrons of all ages, library staff, city administration, and professional colleagues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library technology, digital skills, and library programming.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of relevant experience.
  • Administrative and supervisory experience required, with preference given to experience in a public library or municipal administration.
  • The ability to complete all duties and responsibilities outlined in the “Major Duties and Responsibilities” section, below, and to meet the demands listed in the “Working Conditions” section, below.
  • A Master’s Degree is preferred.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Library, including, but not limited to, reference, circulation, library programs, volunteer recruitment and management, community outreach, staff development, and physical plant maintenance.
  • Supervises library staff members 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 the library’s short- and long-range library strategic 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, in accordance with the library’s Collection Development Policy.
  • Participates in the planning, organization, and management of technical and automation services for the library.
  • Assists in the preparation of the library’s budget for the ensuing fiscal year for consideration by the Library’s Board of Trustees and the City Council. Manages the library’s finances and ensures that expenditures are equal to or less than the approved total budget. Submits financial report and bills to be paid each month for the Board’s approval. Maintains accurate financial records.
  • Sees that library facilities and equipment are maintained properly, and coordinates maintenance and repair with the city’s maintenance crew or outside services and contractors.
  • Orders or delegates 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 restroom supplies, and items needed for library services and programs.
  • Promotes interest in library programs through publicity, program brochures, cooperation with various community groups, and public contacts; addresses students, teachers, professional organizations, community partners, and civic organizations. Promotes the library at school events as needed.
  • Prepares monthly fiscal and statistical reports for the Library Board and city, reports requested by the Mayor or City Council, and the annual statistical report for the state’s Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Prepares grant requests to public and private agencies. Administers grants as required by the grantor. Accepts or declines gifts in accordance with the library’s Gifts and Sponsorship Policies. Serves as liaison to and prepares funding requests for the Friends of the Middleton Public Library and the Middleton Public Library Foundation.

Working Conditions

Duties are performed primarily 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. Lifting up to 50 pounds at a time is sometimes required. 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 macro- and microaggressions from angry, sometimes hostile, patrons and/or staff. The noise level is usually moderate. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, training, conferences, and other library- and professional-related activities.

Closing Date

For first consideration, applications must be submitted by August 17, 2020, although applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

Salary Range

This salaried forty-hour-per-week position has a pay rate of from $22.00 to $25.00 per hour and includes city employee benefits.

This advertisement is not intended as a complete description of all duties, functions, or responsibilities which the incumbent may be called upon to perform.

The Middleton Public Library follows all applicable local, state, and federal laws with regards to its nondiscrimination policy in employment or in the provision of services to the community.

To apply, send a cover letter, professional résumé, and list of professional references to the e-mail address below. Additional materials may be requested from finalists for the position. A non-library e-mail account is being used to make certain no staff members have access to the applications. Electronic applications must be sent to:

Library Director Search Committee
[email protected]
307 Cornell Street
Middleton, Idaho 83644
208-585-3931, mymidlib.org

 


Youth Services Assistant, Mandan, ND

Salary: $14.04 to $21.58/hour

Status:Full-time/Non-Exempt

Department:  Library

Closing Date: July 20, 2020 at 5pm

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified. 

1. Description of Work

  • 1.1. General Statement of Duties: Assists with providing services to youth, ages birth-18; plans & implements teen programs; and assists with circulation duties
  • 1.2. Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Library Director
  • 1.3. Supervision Exercised: May provide guidance and direction to the teen volunteers

2. Major Duties

  • 2.1. Assists the Youth Services Coordinator with providing programs to youth ages
  • birth-18, including story time production and puppetry, afterschool art enrichment
  • programs, and special programs
  • 2.2. Plans, schedules, and coordinates teen programs
  • 2.3. Markets library programs and services (ex: brochures, flyers, press releases, social
  • media, etc.)
  • 2.4. Works the circulation desk according to a pre-set schedule, which includes
  • mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends
  • 2.5. Performs routine library procedures including checking library materials in/out,
  • issuing new library cards, collecting fines, reader’s advisory, etc.
  • 2.6. Assists patrons with using library computers, including internet navigation,
  • Microsoft Office products, and the library’s digital resources
  • 2.7. Maintains library shelves
  • 2.8. Assists with covering and mending books
  • 2.9. Assists with weeding the general collection
  • 2.10. Fills in for programs in the absence of the Youth Services Coordinator
  • 2.11. Supervises teen volunteers
  • 2.12. Greets and assists patrons in locating library materials
  • 2.13. Assists with collection development of the Young Adult collection
  • 2.14. Other duties as assigned

3. Minimum Qualifications

  • 3.1. High school diploma or GED.
  • 3.2. Experience working with children/teens and/or education in early childhood, elementary education, or library science preferred.

4. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 4.1. Knowledge of or ability to learn the Dewey Decimal System
  • 4.2. Knowledge of or ability to learn the integrated library system (ILS)
  • 4.3. Knowledge of or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, rules, and library policies, and procedures
  • 4.4. General knowledge of technology as it affects library operations
  • 4.5. Ability to accurately shelve books, periodicals, and other library materials
  • 4.6. Ability to follow and interpret oral and written instructions
  • 4.7. Ability to use a computer
  • 4.8. Ability to work flexible hours
  • 4.9. Ability to work independently
  • 4.10. Ability to speak in front of crowds
  • 4.11. Ability to stay on task and finish work in a timely manner; ability to work with frequent interruptions from staff and public
  • 4.12. Ability to interact, respond appropriately, and use sound judgement when dealing with the public or patrons
  • 4.13. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers
  • 4.14. Ability to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • 4.15. Ability to contribute to a safe workplace environment

5. The physical activities of this position are:

  • 5.1. Extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing.
  • 5.2. Occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying/moving items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling.
  • 5.3. Lifting/carrying 15 lbs. and exerting 50 pounds of force.
  • 5.4. Ascending and descending steps while carrying 30-50 lbs.
  • 5.5. Pushing and pulling library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs.
  • 5.6. Using close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

6. The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position are:

  • 6.1. The worker is subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions: Work is primarily performed in an office setting. Work, such as emptying the outside book drop, or loading and unloading personal vehicles or the bookmobile, may be performed throughout the year and is subject to conditions such as high or low temperatures, rain/snow, or slick walking surfaces.
  • 6.2. The worker is subject to noise: The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet and typically will not require shouting to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • 6.3. The worker is subject to hazards: The hazards are considered to be minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans.
  • Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD-214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD-214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indication disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
  • Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Human Resources at 701-667-3217.
  • Applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. 
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The City of Mandan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.