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  • 27 Mar 2020 3:46 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

    Community Engagement Coordinator

     

    Do you have a heart for service? Do you love building community relationships? Can you picture yourself delivering traditional library services in a non-traditional setting?

     

    Summary:

    Our Community Engagement Coordinator will provide Macon-Bibb with library services in locations other than library buildings. The Community Engagement Coordinator will find they are delivering a story time at a child care facility one day and leading a senior-living book club the next. Ideally, this person will maintain a balance of pop-up libraries and scheduled bookmobile visits.

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
    Provides exceptional customer service to include reader’s advisory, patron account reconciliation, and technology assistance.
     
    Plans and presents programming for children, young adults, and adults.
     
    Conducts reference interviews with patrons to address special research needs.
     
    Maintains communication with the local community to develop effective library services.
     
    Seeks out opportunities and conduits public relations programs to increase public awareness and support of library programs and services.
     
    Gathers, interprets, and reports financial usage statistics to library administration.
     
    Maintains accountability for all library materials and equipment.
     
    Maintains current in the use of library materials including technology.
     
    Interprets, implements, and recommends library policies and procedures. Provides advice and consultation to Deputy Director concerning the collection development policy and long-range planning.

     

    Additional Information:

    This position works under the supervision of the Deputy Director and within the parameters of the library strategic plan. They have broad decision-making responsibilities for routine operational matters and some decision-making responsibilities for non-routine matters, including application of library policy and procedures in non-traditional environments.

     

    The successful candidate will have experience and/or knowledge of a variety of library services and activities. The position requires a high degree of flexibility to produce services that are relevant and accessible to each segment of the population that we serve. They will build community relationships and contribute to community goals.

     

    This position will enjoy significant support to attain these goals at the Middle Georgia Regional Library with an enthusiastic and committed staff of professionals, management, and paraprofessionals.

     

    Our Community:

    Middle Georgia Regional Library is anchored in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a vibrant community that values education, lifelong-learning and is highly invested in library service.  The community has a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage.  The city is home to 5 colleges and universities, 6 museums, sports teams, Ocmulgee National Monument, and numerous parks and festivals. Macon has all of the benefits of a large city with a small town cost of living.

     

    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    Bachelor degree in Education, Information Science, or a related field; or four years of work experience in a public library involving exposure and engagement in reference work, circulation procedures, or technical services.

    Preferred qualifications:

    Master of Library Science, Spanish language skills

     

    Salary:

    Minimum qualifications: $35,000

    Preferred qualifications: $42,000

     
    To Apply:
    E-mail resume, cover letter, and MGRL employment application (found at http://bibblib.org/employment) to jobs@bibblib.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.
     
    First review of applicants is Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM.
  • 11 Mar 2020 8:48 AM | Terry Lajaunie (Administrator)

    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 $2.2 million annual budget and 4 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 currently located in Piscataway; however, the new office (November 2020) will be 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 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 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, 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 required 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, jobethbradbury@bradburymiller.comThis position closes April 26, 2020.


  • 10 Mar 2020 4:37 PM | Terry Lajaunie (Administrator)

    The Mississippi State University Libraries seeks a proactive and team-oriented individual with enthusiasm for data science to serve as the Assistant Professor/Data Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will actively collaborate with subject librarians to develop and promote data services and integrate data literacy into library instruction across disciplines. This is a full-time, tenure track position that reports to the Associate Dean of Library. 

     

    A premier research university with a student body of over 20,000, Mississippi State University is located in historic Starkville Mississippi (https://www.starkville.org/visit/) with all the conveniences and amenities of a college town. For the fourth year in a row, Mississippi State University has earned recognition as a “Great College to Work For” from the Chronicle of Higher Education. 


    A complete job description and application can be found at: https://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/en-us/job/499665/assistant-professor .


    Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of at least three references.



  • 10 Mar 2020 12:15 PM | Terry Lajaunie (Administrator)

    Clemson Libraries seeks an energetic and innovative leader to serve as Associate Dean for Technical Services and Collection Management. The successful candidate will provide vision and strategic direction for five functional teams, which currently include 21 faculty and staff, and direct the development of collections responsive to the research and pedagogical needs of Clemson’s faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent will monitor trends and evaluate emerging technologies to improve information access and discovery for university students, faculty, and the local community. They also will represent the Libraries in collaborative collection development initiatives and process development with other libraries and consortia. Clemson Libraries are part of a statewide implementation of Ex Libris’ Alma and Primo with a go-live date of June 1, 2020. This new position reports to the Dean of Libraries and will be part of a new leadership configuration to include at least one other Associate Dean. 

     

    This is a 12-month tenured position with faculty rank and status. As a member of the Libraries’ faculty, the successful candidate will pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development.   


    To apply, visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/74537 

     

    To learn more about the position and Clemson University, visit: https://libraries.clemson.edu/associate-dean-search 

     

    Applications received by March 25, 2020 will be guaranteed consideration. 

  • 06 Mar 2020 5:42 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas is seeking an innovative and collaborative individual to become the Head of Special Collections/University Archivist. This person will be responsible for all aspects of the administration and development of the department. He or she may also participate in library reference and instruction services and will be expected to integrate the special collections and archives with broader library service programs.

     

    This will be a library faculty appointment. Faculty librarians have the right to choose with the initial appointment whether to accept tenure-track or non-tenure-track status. All personnel appointed to the library faculty must hold the appropriate terminal degree, a master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). For additional information, please see the UCA Faculty Handbook (https://uca.edu/go/facultyhandbook).

      

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversee acquisition, preservation, organization, digitization, and use of collections
    • Initiate and administer outreach and promotion efforts and special projects
    • Develop goals and strategies for the Archives
    • Provide assistance and instruction to patrons and classes, especially for the History Department (https://uca.edu/history)
    • Supervise full-time and part-time staff and student workers
    • Cultivate relationships with both internal and external constituencies
    • Conduct research on Arkansas and UCA history, making findings available in various formats, such as journals, blogs, exhibit materials, newsletters, or presentations

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Excellent organizational skills, with attention to detail and accuracy
    • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of archival and library best practices
    • Ability to demonstrate vision and strategic thinking
    • Willingness to embrace change
    • Ability to effectively adapt to and use new technologies and software
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional development

     Required Education and/or Experience

    • MLS or other appropriate ALA-accredited master’s degree
    • Archival experience and/or formal coursework in archival management
    • Supervisory experience
    • Familiarity with technologies and systems developed or adapted by the archival community for the management of and access to archives

    Preferred Education and/or Experience

    • Degree in history (graduate preferred)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Arkansas history
    • A record of relevant scholarship and publication
    • Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists (preferred, not required)

    Application:

     

    Salary: $55,000-56,000, commensurate with qualifications.

    Full-time, 12 Month, with Benefits

    Desired start date: July 1, 2020

    FLSA: Exempt

    Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 22.

    This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

     

    Please apply through University of Central Arkansas Office of Human Resources:  

                https://jobs.uca.edu/postings/6658

        

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