Librarian I & Circulation Assistants @ Philadelphia – Neshoba County Public Library

The Philadelphia – Neshoba County Public Library is accepting resumes for a full time Librarian I position. Responsibilities will include general reference assistance, collection and program development, as well as outreach. This position does not require an MLIS degree from an ALA-approved institution.

The library is also accepting applications/resumes for seasonal part time Circulation Assistants. Circulation Assistants are responsible for patron checkouts and assistance, shelving, and other library duties. Compensation for these open positions will be commensurate with experience.

Please contact the library at (601) 656-4911 for inquiries or send resumes to neshobalibrary@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted through May 30, 2014.

Add comment Posted: April 22nd, 2014

Assistant Librarian @ Holmes Community College, Goodman

https://holmescc.simplehire.com/postings/428

 

Posting Number 2010148
Position Title Assistant Librarian
General Statement of Function The Assistant Librarian is involved in all phases of library operations. The position requires an ability to assist with informational needs, maintain documents, catalog, select and order new material, and control a circulation desk. The assistant librarian works under the supervision of the campus librarian.
Qualifications/Skills Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS).

Three to five years of library work experience preferred.

•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

•Ability to supervise other individuals.

•Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff, and the public with ease and positivity.

•Exhibiting a pleasant demeanor amongst coworkers on a daily basis.

•Ability to navigate the internet and web-based databases.

•Understanding of the SIRSI Unicorn library system.

•Able to use the Dewey-Decimal system to shelve and locate books.

•Understanding of the latest technology for researching.

•Use Canvas, Banner, and SIRSI.

•Ability to maintain inventory of equipment.

•Set up electronics (computer, projector, overhead, DVD player etc.) for staff and visitors.

•Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.

•Word processing and/or data entry skills.

•Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and other software.

•Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.

•Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.

•Organizing and coordinating skills.

Job Description 1.Research databases and internet in order to help support the curriculum and needs of the students and faculty. The assistant librarian must maintain knowledge of information retrieval through print and the latest technology to be of service to others.

2.Help students and faculty through individual and/or class instruction in library and computer skills. These include navigating through the databases, using and administrating software and internet sites as well as locating needed materials in print.

3.Process materials; cataloging (as well as digitizing), filing and maintaining archives, and preparing materials for circulation.

4.Run circulation statistical reports; manage inventory, and overdue materials. The librarian must keep records of books and materials checked out.

5.Handle library outreach initiatives; visit classrooms, maintain bulletin boards, and publicize library events.

6.Maintain library building and equipment through upkeep and cleaning; scheduling and/or administering regular maintenance.

7.Supervise student worker’s daily tasks, scheduling, and filing of timesheets.

8.Procure, display and maintain exhibitions and speakers for lectures and discussion panels.

9.Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Location Goodman
Posting Date 04/02/2014
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Classification Professional Staff
Position Category Full-time
Position Type Varied
Proposed Pay Range/Minimum Salary
Contact(s) Joan Tierce

District Librarian

Holmes Community College

Goodman, MS 39079

Add comment Posted: April 21st, 2014

Assistant Librarian @ Holmes Community College, Ridgeland

https://holmescc.simplehire.com/postings/431

Posting Number 2010149
Position Title Assistant Librarian
General Statement of Function The Assistant Librarian is involved in all phases of library operations. The position requires an ability to assist with informational needs, maintain documents, catalog, select and order new material, and control a circulation desk. The assistant librarian works under the supervision of the campus librarian.
Qualifications/Skills Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS).

Three to five years of library work experience preferred.

•Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

•Ability to supervise other individuals.

•Ability to interact with students, faculty and staff, and the public with ease and positivity.

•Exhibiting a pleasant demeanor amongst coworkers on a daily basis.

•Ability to navigate the internet and web-based databases.

•Understanding of the SIRSI Unicorn library system.

•Able to use the Dewey-Decimal system to shelve and locate books.

•Understanding of the latest technology for researching.

•Use Canvas, Banner, and SIRSI.

•Ability to maintain inventory of equipment.

•Set up electronics (computer, projector, overhead, DVD player etc.) for staff and visitors.

•Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.

•Word processing and/or data entry skills.

•Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and other software.

•Skill in the use of operating basic office equipment.

•Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.

•Organizing and coordinating skills.

Job Description 1.Research databases and internet in order to help support the curriculum and needs of the students and faculty. The assistant librarian must maintain knowledge of information retrieval through print and the latest technology to be of service to others.

2.Help students and faculty through individual and/or class instruction in library and computer skills. These include navigating through the databases, using and administrating software and internet sites as well as locating needed materials in print.

3.Process materials; cataloging (as well as digitizing), filing and maintaining archives, and preparing materials for circulation.

4.Run circulation statistical reports; manage inventory, and overdue materials. The librarian must keep records of books and materials checked out.

5.Handle library outreach initiatives; visit classrooms, maintain bulletin boards, and publicize library events.

6.Maintain library building and equipment through upkeep and cleaning; scheduling and/or administering regular maintenance.

7.Supervise student worker’s daily tasks, scheduling, and filing of timesheets.

8.Procure, display and maintain exhibitions and speakers for lectures and discussion panels.

9.Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Location Ridgeland
Posting Date 04/02/2014
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Classification Professional Staff
Position Category Full-time
Position Type Varied
Proposed Pay Range/Minimum Salary
Contact(s) Joan Tierce

District Librarian

Holmes Community College

Goodman, MS 39079

Add comment Posted: April 21st, 2014

Deputy Director @ Greenwich (CT) Library

A great community deserves a great library and a great library deserves a great Deputy Director! Join the Greenwich Library–and its highly talented team of professionals—as its next Deputy Director. For 200 years, Greenwich Library has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community and is at a pivotal point in the implementation of its new strategic plan, “Connecting Our Community.” Greenwich Library, a Library Journal “Five Star Library”, proudly serves the 62,755 residents of the Town of Greenwich through its Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library.  With a dedicated staff of 157 (93 FTE), a collection of nearly 500,000 items and a $9.2 million annual budget from public and private sources, the Library circulates 1.4 million items and hosts 745,000 visitors annually.

Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts,  the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links.

Responsibilities. Working under the Library Director, the Deputy Director will be a member of the Library’s leadership team and assist with managing the Library program, implementing policy, developing and implementing long term strategy, and launching initiatives to improve library services for the community.  Responsibilities include: supporting the preparation and monitoring of the public/private annual operating and capital budgets; managing library professional and support staff and administering personnel actions and training; recommending changes to improve operations and streamline work processes; working collaboratively to provide quality customer service; attending community and municipal meetings; promoting the strategic plan and policies to community groups, public officials, potential/current donors, and the general public; overseeing community outreach programs; coordinating  market research efforts to assess community needs and support the development of new cultural events and programs; and coordinating building maintenance and plans for library security and improvements. See the Greenwich Library Deputy Director Job Description for additional details.

Minimum qualifications.  A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university; eight years of related professional experience, preferably working in a union environment; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position.  Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: a working knowledge of public library administration and budget management; excellent verbal and written communication skills—including the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations to board/committee members, donors, and the public as needed; familiarity with facilities management; working knowledge of library technology including integrated library systems; good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with community groups, current/prospective donors, board/committee members, staff, and the general public; and the ability to think strategically and develop objectives to achieve long-term goals.

Compensation.  The position offers a starting salary range of $102,700 – $128,375 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of June 6, 2014. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich’s Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, June 6, 2014, for consideration as a candidate.

The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Add comment Posted: April 21st, 2014

Reference/Instruction Librarian @ Leland Speed Library, Mississippi College

Brief Description: Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  The university is embarking on an exciting initiative to integrate information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.

The Reference Librarian is a member of the Reference Services team responsible for providing the Library’s instructional and reference functions. This librarian also serves as the liaison to one or more academic departments, providing outreach and collection development for those departments. This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Education Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.

Experience: Preferred – One year post-MLS professional academic reference and instructional experience.

Reports to:  Library Director

Knowledge and Skills Needed: 

  • Ability to develop and provide effective information literacy instruction in a variety of settings to a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of reference and research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills consistent with a commitment to user-center library services, including flexibility, enthusiasm, and approachability
  • Ability to manage change and work in a team environment.  Willingness to collaborate and communicate with team members and maintain effective working relationships with the public and university colleagues
  • Knowledge of library theory and practices as well as current techniques and trends in librarianship
  • Ability and desire to learn and implement appropriate technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in collaborative efforts with other librarians and university faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction. Prepares online and print research guides to augment instruction and to assist faculty and student researchers.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to on-site and distant students and members of the university community.  Some evening and weekend rotation is required.
  • Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments, providing collection development assistance and outreach to these departments.
  • In conjunction with the Library Director, establishes mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress.
  • Serves on appropriate university committees.
  • Participates in the completion of other library projects as assigned by the Library Director, depending on additional expertise, interests and the needs of the library.

Context: Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a nationally recognized comprehensive liberal arts university. Leland Speed Library is viewed as a vital part of the academic program of the university.  The library has a faculty of eight professional librarians and nine (FTE) support staff.

To apply for this position return a cover letter, a completed Mississippi College Faculty Application, and a curriculum vitae to Kathleen Hutchison, Library Director, Mississippi College, P.O. Box 4047, Clinton, MS  39058 or email to khutchis@mc.edu.  A Mississippi College Faculty application can be found at http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/how-to-apply/.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by May 16, 2014.  Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews.  Employment is contingent upon successful background verification.  The position will be available July 1, 2014.

**For a more detailed description of responsibilities and position requirements, please visit http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/employment/.

Add comment Posted: April 16th, 2014

Library Director @ Romeo District Library (MI)

Looking for a Library District where you can make a difference? The Library Board of Trustees of the Romeo District Library seeks an experienced professional to provide vision, leadership and consistency for the staff and community. Romeo District Library is an independent taxing district with a perpetual millage exclusively dedicated to public library service.  Governed by a six-member Board of Trustees (representing the communities of Washington Township, Bruce Township, and the Village of Romeo), the Library staff (22FTE) serves the 33,839 citizens in the district with a $1.8 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the Graubner Library and the Kezar Branch–each with its unique character and excellent staff, programs and services.  This is a library district ready to grow with its communities, move forward with innovation while balancing tradition and history, and be the best library it can be for its citizens.

The village of Romeo is a charming mix of old and new—the deep roots of its stately homes and historic downtown blend with its continuing growth and development. Different living options abound—from a quaint 100 year old home downtown, a modern home on a cul de sac, or a working farm.  Its location provides easy access to a major airport, excellent shopping, dining options, and good public schools.  The community also celebrates its history of orchards and agriculture with the annual Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo. For additional information, on the library and the region, please visit Romeo District Library Links.

Responsibilities. The Director reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees and under broad policy guidance and direction from the Library Board, performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing, and directing public library services for the Romeo District Library.  These duties include personnel, budget preparation and financial management, policies and projects, purchasing, facilities management, and community relations. The Director will be the “face” of the library in the Romeo District as well as an internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff. For additional details, please see Director Job Description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four year college, a Master’s Degree from an ALA Accredited School of Library Science, and four years of experience as an administrator or a department head for a public library. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, demonstrated success working with local officials, community organizations and agencies, previous experience working in a union environment, and experience leading and implementing a shared vision and a strategic planning process is desirable.

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

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of April 20, 2014.

Add comment Posted: April 16th, 2014

MSU Libraries’ “Echoes” honored with MHS Hilliard Oral History Award

On March 8, the MSU Libraries was honored with the Elbert T. Hilliard Oral History Award at the Mississippi Historical Society’s annual Awards Brunch in Jackson for the “Echoes of Lloyd-Ricks-Watson” oral history project.

The “Echoes of Lloyd-Ricks-Watson” oral history project contains interviews with former occupants or those with relationships to the Lloyd-Ricks-Watson building and records stories concerning their experiences and the personalities that occupied the building from its original opening in 1929 through its current remodeling and renaming in October 23, 2010.

Ryan Semmes, Interim/Internal Coordinator of the Congressional and Political Research Center, said, “We are very pleased that MHS has honored us with the Hilliard award. This project is unique among oral history projects in that it does not solely seek to document the history of individuals, but also the building itself and its changes. We worked with the faculty, staff, and students, folks who lived in and interacted with the building and each other.”

The award honors Elbert R. Hilliard, who served as director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for thirty-one years, and is awarded to the most outstanding oral history project exemplifying a distinguished collection, high-quality preservation, and proper use of oral history.  Frances Coleman, Dean of Libraries, accepted the award during the presentation in Jackson, MS and noted that she was “honored to accept this award on behalf of the Mississippi State University Libraries. These oral histories not only encompass the history of the building and the experiences of the individuals involved, it enhances the history of the University and the state while at the same time providing additional research opportunities for students and researchers.”  She added “The project was successful due to the excellent work and expertise of many Library faculty and staff.”

The “Echoes of Lloyd-Ricks-Watson” project can be viewed and explored online at http://library.msstate.edu/echoes

For more information on Mississippi State University Libraries, please visit http://library.msstate.edu.

For information on the Mississippi Historical Society and its awards, please visit http://mdah.state.ms.us/new/government/mississippi-historical-society/.

Add comment Posted: April 16th, 2014

Youth Services Director @ Hancock County Library System

Responsibilities:

The Hancock County Library System, headquartered in Bay St. Louis, MS, seeks a vibrant, innovative Youth Services Director to plan and oversee the delivery of high-quality youth services to the system’s five branch libraries. The Youth Services Director is responsible for: overseeing the children’s and teen areas at the Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library branch; developing and supervising youth programs at all library branches, including Story Hour programs for preschool children and toddlers, Summer Reading Programs, library tours, and special events; recommending all youth materials purchases to branch managers on a monthly basis; developing reading lists and bibliographies related to department materials; training branch personnel in successful read-aloud and storytelling activities; preparing statistical reports on the use of youth services; assisting in the preparation of the department’s annual budget; maintaining the library’s teen social media sites; serving as an integral member of the library system’s administrative team in grant-writing and planning; attending professional meetings, conventions, and workshops; maintaining memberships in professional associations as approved by the Executive Director.

Requirements:

The successful candidate must either possess a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or be enrolled in a MLIS program at an ALA-accredited institution. Experience working in youth service in a public library is also desired.

The successful applicant will also possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, proof of automobile insurance, and be able to pass a background check to work with young people.

The Hancock County Library System is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V).  Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or political affiliation.

Salary & Benefits:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and prior employment. Excellent benefits package.

Available:

Position will remain open until qualified applicant is found.

All interested parties should submit a résumé, with at least three (3) professional references, and a completed application (available here: http://www.hancocklibraries.info/Employment%20Application%20032912.pdf ) to:

Courtney Thomas
Executive Director
312 Hwy 90
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

Electronic submissions: cthomas@hancock.lib.ms.us

Add comment Posted: April 10th, 2014

Business Manager @ Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System

Responsibilities
Duties include payroll, assisting with budget preparation, accounts payable, monthly financial statements, yearly audit preparation, new employee processing, maintenance of state health insurance program, and other duties for a 1 county, 4 library system. Will report to the Library Director.

Requirements
BA/BS in Accounting, or related field, from an accredited university/college, minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in accounting and personnel, Governmental accounting skills preferred, and strong computer skills. To apply, submit job application, resume & employment references to: Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System, Application for Business Manager Position, 314 North 7th Street, Columbus, MS 39701 by May 5, 2014.

Job application and a full job description may be obtained by emailing Erin Stringer, Director, at estringer@lowndes.lib.ms.us.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with education, experience and/or qualifications. Benefits include personal/medical leave, participation in the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System, State Health and Life Insurance, and 10 paid holidays.

Available
Position Available May 2014 until filled

Location (library or institution name)
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System

Place/Environment
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System is headquartered in Columbus, Mississippi, home of the Mississippi University for Women and the Columbus Air Force Base. There are three (3) branch libraries located within Lowndes County. The library is a member of the Mississippi Library Partnership http://library.msstate.edu/mlp) and provides services to 24,000 registered library users.

Date Posted
4/10/2014

Date Expires
8/1/2014

Add comment Posted: April 10th, 2014

Two Assistant Librarian positions @ Holmes Community College, Ridgeland and Goodman

For more information, please visit: https://holmescc.simplehire.com/postings/search

Add comment Posted: April 10th, 2014

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