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  • 17 Jul 2017 11:54 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Position Information

    Position Title

    Cataloging Librarian

    Position Location


    Job Classification

    Non Teaching Professional

    Posting Number


    Date of Appointment


    Full or Part Time

    Full Time

    Number of Months


    Position End Date

    For Additional Information

    Contact Name

      Mary Beth Applin

    Contact Title

    District Dean of Libraries

    Contact Phone


    Contact Email



    Position Summary Information


    Master’s degree from an ALA accredited school with courses and some experience in cataloging. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to initiate and maintain effective working relationships. Knowledge of library and standard office software programs.


    Demonstrated experience with SIRSI and with the AACR2 and MARC cataloging components of OCLC. Experience or working knowledge of acquisitions and materials processing.



    Coordinates and performs the cataloging of print and electronic library materials for 6 campuses. Manages and maintains electronic resources in the catalog. Maintains local authority file. Prepares reports and statistical compilations as needed. Works to ensure the library system is properly configured to support acquisition, cataloging, serials, inter-library loan, and other technical processes of the library. Additional responsibilities include assistance in the acquisition, procurement, receiving & processing of library materials.


    Close Date


    Special Instructions to Applicants


    When completing an application, you will be asked to provide information about your education and experience, as well as contact information regarding your employment history and references. In order to complete the application process, you will be required to upload your resume and transcripts. Please be prepared to upload this information before beginning the application process.

    If you are selected for employment, you will be required to submit official transcripts.


  • 17 Jul 2017 7:15 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    This position participates in the maintenance of facilities and assists library patrons with the use of services and equipment within the library. The incumbent instructs library patrons on the use of technology, assists with scheduling services, and provides daily maintenance of the library and its areas of services. This position reports to the Head of Library Facilities.

    For more information, please visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/12260

  • 05 Jul 2017 7:22 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Pearl Public Library – Branch Manager

    Central MS Regional Library System has an opening for a Branch Manager to fill a full time position at the Pearl Public Library in Pearl, MS.

    SCOPE:   Performs under general supervision, following oral and written instruction. This position reports to the Director and has responsibilities for directing and managing a branch.

    BASIC FUNCTION:   Branch Managers are in charge of all aspects of branch library operations.  Responsible for staff, physical plant, materials, programming, community contacts, and local reference.

    1.     Education requirements:

    1.     An ALA MLS degree for Librarian II and Librarian III.

    2.     Previous work experience in a public library is highly desirable with two (2) years of supervisory experience.

    3.     Must be computer literate.

    4.     Possess good communication and reference skills.

    5.     Be able to lift from 30-40 lbs.

    6.     Be able to reach shelves above shoulder height and bend to reach shelves close to the floor.

    Salary for this position will be $32,000.00 – $38,000.00 and will begin July 1, 2017.

    Applications may be found below.

    If you are interested in this position please send applications to Kimberly Cook, Coordinator of Branch Services. Applications may be sent to Central Mississippi Regional Library System, P.O. Box 1749, Brandon, MS 39043, or at kcook@cmrls.lib.ms.us


    Application:  http://cmrls.lib.ms.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Employment-App.pdf

  • 15 Jun 2017 12:56 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks a collaborative, forward-thinking librarian with proven leadership skills to serve as the Head of the Science Library.  This position is responsible for the overall direction and management of the Science Library including personnel, services, resources, and facilities. As a department in the Public Services division, the Head of Science provides leadership for the Science Library, which currently houses the University Libraries’ chemistry and pharmacy collections. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to reconsider the scope of the Science Library’s current holdings and will be tasked with supporting resources and providing services to all STEM disciplines.

    The Science Library is one of two libraries located at the University of Mississippi’s main campus in Oxford. The Science Library is strategically located within the Thad Cochran Research Center and is in close proximity to the new STEM facilities currently under construction. The University Libraries is looking to expand the role and function of the Science Library and will be adding permanent STEM faculty librarian positions that will report to the Head of Science in addition to the two current full-time staff members.

    The Head of Science will serve as a liaison to one or more STEM disciplines with responsibilities for developing outreach programs, library instruction, consultations, and research support. This position will also collaborate with other librarians in support of data management initiatives across campus. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month faculty position reporting to the Assistant Dean for Public Services.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Manages all aspects of the Science Library, including staffing, collections and facilities
    • Currently supervises a dedicated team of two professional staff, and several student assistants, with future plans to add permanent STEM faculty librarian positions to the Science Library
    • Provides vision for the future direction of the Science Library, including services provided, electronic and physical STEM collections, staffing responsibilities, and facilities
    • Demonstrates scientific expertise in at least one STEM academic field
    • Communicates to non-scientist stakeholders the importance of providing access to scientific literature
    • Serves as the liaison to select STEM departments, communicates frequently with academic departments and assumes primary responsibility for the development, promotion, and delivery of programs and services for these disciplines, including providing discipline-specific library instruction, research consultations, outreach, grant-writing activities, and other services.
    • Collaborates with the University’s Office of Research & Sponsored Programs in designing and developing the Libraries’ services for supporting data management, scholarship and research data
    • Engages with institutional partners to promote STEM disciplines across the main campus and serves as the liaison to the UMMC medical center library in Jackson
    • Participates in library-wide instructional initiatives, including STEM-specific instruction as well as general education information literacy instruction when needed
    • Understands evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends as it relates to scientific research
    • Works effectively and collegially with colleagues, faculty, administrators, and stakeholders at all levels
    • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Demonstrates commitment to scholarship, service, and professional development to meet the requirements expected of academic library faculty for tenure and promotion.

    Required Qualifications:

    • MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or international equivalent
    • STEM academic background and/or experience working with the scientific research community
    • Demonstrated supervisory or managerial experience
    • Demonstrated knowledge of STEM subscription resources, open access platforms, data management, data curation, and other trends supporting research and teaching in the sciences
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate or partner with a diverse range of constituents

    Compensation – Salary commensurate with the candidate’s education and experience, coupled with the university’s excellent benefits package.

    Description of the University:

    Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is the flagship university for the State of Mississippi. Included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, the University of Mississippi is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action. It has been ranked as one of America’s best college buys by Forbes and one of the best places to work by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Application process:

    Interested candidates must complete an application at jobs.olemiss.edu. Candidates are asked to provide a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references.  A review of applications will begin July 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and verification of credentials.

    The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

  • 12 Jun 2017 4:34 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Announcement Number:
    Position Status:
    Regular, Full Time
    $38,000 - $42,000 Yearly
    Areas of Consideration:
    Relocation Expenses:
    PCS Cost Negotiable
    Application Email:
    ********JOB OPPORTUNITY*******
    ANNOUNCEMENT NO:  MER103417-035
    SERIES & GRADE: NF-1410-04
    SALARY:  $38K - $42K ANNUALLY
    OPENING DATE:  06/12/2017
    CLOSING DATE:  06/23/2017
    The purpose of the Supervisory Librarian is to direct overall library operations providing mission, education, and quality of life support to base personnel, their families, and retirees. Responsible for the full scope of library functions to include library administration, personnel management, circulation services, reference/research services, technical services, and technological development and support.
    Responsible for the library facility; i.e., maintenance and improvements, purchase of furniture and equipment, and allocation of space within the facility for various library functions.  Develops budgets and establishes short and long-range library plans.  Performs as a liaison with user groups, establishes partnerships/networks with local, state, and regional organizations. Responsible for work force management, recruitment, and staff training. Provides reference research services using a broad range of current and retrospective resources, as well as a variety of resource formats. Selects all types of print and non-print media to meet the organizational, educational, and personal needs of library customers in a wide variety of subjects and reading levels. Performs selective removal and replacement of obsolete and worn materials from the collection, while ensuring that collections contain needed retrospective holdings. Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability of library acquisitions. Responsible for ensuring the most effective acquisition method is used to acquire library materials. Evaluates effectiveness of the library's automated services, determines requirements and conducts studies to improve systems operation. Writes policy and procedure manuals for automated library operations. Manages the library marketing program to include outreach programs, publicity, cross marketing, and special events. Accurately prepares reports and submits them to requesting authority within time frame specified. Accurately develops, prepares, and justifies library budgets. Accurately controls expenditure of funds by consistently monitoring fund allocations and library expenditures. Accurately prepares reports and submits them to requesting authority within time frame specified. Appropriately displays managerial skills and compliance with personal directives. Accurately appraises performance within established guidelines and time frames. Accurately trains employees to successfully accomplish work tasks and comply with security, safety, and health regulations. Appropriately develops marketing plans and strategies to increase library awareness and usage. Formulates cost efficient search strategies to effectively perform comprehensive reference services and technical literature searches. Effectively plans and conducts library instruction seminars. Effectively evaluates and manages collection development. Effectively organizes (classifies) and catalogs materials to make them accessible to library users through public catalogs. Effectively directs computer automation support projects. Effectively instructs library personnel in the use of new software packages. Appropriately complies with agency and DoD/MWR Library Standards. Establishes and maintains, within established parameters, policies and procedures for all aspects of library functions. Establishes and maintains a program of continuing research and efforts toward improving and expanding library operations. Maintains currency within the library profession by attending professional meetings, conferences, workshops, and seminars. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Works independently and accomplishes objectives with minimal supervision. Properly applies Equal Employment Opportunity principles and requirements. Performs other related duties as assigned.
    . A Master's degree in library and information studies from an American Library Association accredited school and 3 years progressively responsible work experience is required.
    . Professional knowledge of all aspects of library principles, concepts, methodology, operation, functions, and management to perform the professional and administrative duties of the position.
    . Knowledge of the policies, procedures, systems, and interrelationships of the library, the library's databases, data sources, and the customers served.
    . Knowledge of marketing and publicity techniques and of the interests and needs of customers and organizations served to promote library use.
    . Knowledge of established procurement rules and regulations and internal organizational acquisition policies.
    . Familiarity with publishers' and suppliers' methods of operation.
    . Knowledge of on-line database searching and research techniques and capabilities of post-processing to meet user requirements.
    . Experience supervising the work of library employees.
    . Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    Successful completion of a National Agency Check is required.
    10% or less
    Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee will be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.
    All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews. It is the applicant's responsibility to verify all the information in their resume and documents; Human Resources will not modify documents submitted by an applicant. All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in the resume. Please ensure that your resume or application contains all the information requested in the vacancy announcement along with any supporting documents, or your appli
     cation may not be considered. Where a first cut-off date is indicated, a selection may be made from the resumes/applications received as of the specified first cut-off date. Completed applications (resume, supporting documentation, etc.) must be received by 11:59pm Central Time on the cut-off/closing date. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received will be reviewed.
    The time period of eligibility for spousal preference begins 30 days before the military member's reporting date at a new duty station outside of the current duty station's commuting area and applies without time restriction except that spouses seeking preference with less than six months time remaining in the area may be non-selected.  Spousal Preference forms can be located online at www.navymwrmeridian.com. You MUST attach spouse preference application for each position you are applying for. Attach a copy of spouse's PCS orders and copy of marriage license/certificate.
    Please ensure that your application/resume contains all the information requested in the vacancy announcement. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested on this form and in the job vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If selected for an interview, applicants can expect to be contacted 1-3 weeks after their interview with a position offer or notification of non-selection. Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we regret we are not able to respond individually in writing to all applicants who are not selected for interviews for our positions.
    Comprehensive benefits package available (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan, annual and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, etc.).
    You can review our benefits at: http://www.navymwr.org/resources/hr
    All interested applicants should submit their NAF Employment Application or resume to MWR Personnel Office or by mail or fax to: Morale, Welfare and Recreation, 255 Rosenbaum Ave. Suite 238, Naval Air Station Meridian, MS 39309. Tel: (601) 679-2467; fax: (601) 679-2640. Apply in person Monday - Friday at NAS Meridian Pass & Tag Office, 6:00AM- 3:30PM *Self-service (Drop off application/resume, pick up NAF Employment Application, review job announcements). Applications or resumes may be emailed to nasmer.nafhr@navy.mil . EMAILS MUST HAVE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER IN THE SUBJECT LINE-Failure to do so will result in your email being considered SPAM. To view all MWR NAS Meridian job vacancies, please visit www.navymwrmeridian.com .
    . NAF Employment Application or Resume
    . Include name and contact information for at least three (3) professional references in your resume or NAF employment application
    . Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma/certifications), if applicable to position requirements.
    . Reemployment Priority List (RPL): Qualifying separated employees shall have priority placement in the NAF activity from which they were separated as a result of a Business Based Action (BBA), when the position has substantially the same duties as the position from which they were separated and it is not a higher grade or employment category, provided the position is not being filled by an internal candidate.
    To claim this preference, you MUST:
    -Submit a copy of your BBA Separation
    -Notification indicating eligibility for RPL.
    . Military Spouse Preference (MSP): Qualifying spouses eligible for MSP are spouses of an active duty military member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the National Guard or Reserves on active duty. The marriage must have occurred before the military member received official permanent change of station (PCS) orders to the installation listed above. MSP is applicable only when applying for NAF positions at the NF-03 and below and equivalent craft and trade (CT) positions.
    To claim this preference, you MUST:
    -Submit sponsor's PCS orders to installation you are applying for; AND
    -If you are not indicated as a spouse on the PCS orders, you MUST submit proof of marriage prior to PCS.
    Veteran's Preference/Gold Star Veteran's Preference: Qualifying military veterans and spouses/parents of deceased veterans shall be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. Preference applicable for positions open to external candidates.
    To claim Veteran's preference, you MUST:
    -Submit a copy of your DD-214 (member 4 copy); AND
    -Submit completed SF15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
    -Submit any other supporting documentation (disability, official statements, proof of service, etc.).
    To claim Gold Star Veteran's preference, you MUST:
    -Submit completed SF-15 from the Veterans Administration (VA); AND
    -Submit a legible copy of DD-1300; AND
    -Submit any other supporting documentation (official statements, document of service, court decree, etc.).

    • If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.
    • If you are a current federal employee, submit your last three evaluations.

    Some positions have special requirements.  In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements.  Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc.  All selections are contingent upon the obtaining satisfactory employment reference checks.
    We are an E-Verify participant.
    Employment subject to successful National Agency Background Check.  Must have or be eligible for secret clearance.
    As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment.
    Occupants of this position must maintain the privacy of official work information and data and demonstrate the highest level of ethical conduct.
    The Department of Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

    Nellie S. C. Moffitt, MSLS
    Navy General Library Program Manager
    716 Sicard St.  SE  #1000
    Washington Navy Yard, DC  20374
    *202-433-9802  (DSN 312-288-9802)
    *850-450-7243  (cell)

  • 01 Jun 2017 12:56 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Announcement – Executive Director – Mississippi Library Commission

    Executive Director

    Mississippi Library Commission (MLC)

    Jackson, Mississippi


    Position:  The Executive Director is appointed by and reports to the MLC Board of Commissioners. The Executive Director is responsible for statewide library development; directing and guiding an agency staff of 48; and administering an annual budget of $12 million.


    The MLC Board of Commissioners seeks a dynamic leader to strengthen and enhance libraries and information resources for all Mississippians. The ideal candidate is a dedicated library advocate who possesses strong communication skills and has a proven track record of professional relationship development.  The Board of Commissioners is looking for a skilled strategic planner to provide visionary, innovative and collaborative leadership for the agency and for Mississippi libraries. Successful candidates will excel in nurturing an organizational culture that values customer service, teamwork, diversity, creativity, and accountability.


    Through observation, participation and studying collected data, the Executive Director will develop knowledge of the entire state, and will use this information to determine strategies for improving and strengthening library services statewide.


    Salary: The position offers an excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with the candidate’s experience. Starting salary is $90,000.


    Start Date:  The preferred start date of the position is November 1, 2017. This job announcement will post on June 1, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The Board of Commissioners will begin reviewing applications on July 25, 2017.


    Application Procedure: To be considered, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for a minimum of three references. Direct correspondence to Robin Hedrick, Human Resources Director, MLC, 3881 Eastwood Drive, Jackson, MS 39211; phone (601) 432-4071; email rhedrick@mlc.lib.ms.us.


    In your letter of interest and resume, please address how you meet each minimum and preferred qualification; without this, your application cannot be fully evaluated for the position of Executive Director of the Mississippi Library Commission.


    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
    • At least two years of experience as an administrative librarian or as the director of a state or public library
     Preferred Qualifications
    • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a progressive administrative position in a state library agency or public library
    • Demonstrated leadership in the library community
    • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with legislative and/or governmental bodies
    • Knowledge and understanding of the legislative process, specifically concerning appropriating funds, committee hearings, and the legislative leadership in the House of Representatives and Senate
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Mississippi Library Commission’s relationship with local government and public library systems, especially in regards to how the Mississippi Code is applied and interpreted
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively before groups, and to deliver information and testimony to elected and appointed officials
    • Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with stakeholders (public library directors, other state agency heads, state and federal officials) and forge effective coalitions with other organizations and institutions
    • Broad scope of experience in all areas of administration; including budgeting, financial management, personnel, planning, and policy development
    • Knowledge and understanding of current issues and trends in libraries
    • Knowledge of and skill in the use of current technology, especially in a library setting


    Other Requirements:

    If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by Robin Hedrick, Human Resources Director. Applicants must be available for an in-person interview with the Board of Commissioners, which will include making a formal oral presentation. Mississippi state government does not allow reimbursement for travel expenses for candidate interviews.


    The applicant selected for the position of Executive Director will have to complete a Mississippi State Personnel Board application and submit complete certified undergraduate college and graduate school transcripts.

    The Mississippi Library Commission is an equal opportunity employer and assures equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical handicap, disability, or political affiliation. The Mississippi Library Commission is committed to complying with all applicable laws affording equal employment opportunities to individuals. 






  • 16 May 2017 6:48 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Itawamba Community College
    Position/Vacancy Announcement

    For more information: http://www.iccms.edu/JobPostings?portalid=0 

    Position:  Librarian

    Date Posted:  5/9/2017

    Term of Employment:  9-month

    Salary:  Based on education and experience

    Campus:  Fulton and Tupelo Campuses

    Classification:  Staff


    Application Deadline:  5/22/2017 or until filled

    Beginning Date:  August 9, 2017


    Qualifications Preferred


    Experience in student/faculty instruction on the use of library resources, including online databases and research methods. Have knowledge of online card catalog systems and experience in computer applications and reference.



    Job Description


    1. Participate in the determination of library goals and coordinate the program of library services on the Fulton and Tupelo Learning Resource Centers
    2. Confer with faculty and staff in determining library needs
    3. Assist in selection of books, periodicals, software, equipment, and office supplies
    4. Assist library patrons with reference questions, book selections, and computer applications
    5. Conduct library instruction sessions/orientations for students, faculty, and community patrons
    6. Supervise computer labs in LRC
    7. Supervise in provision of library services for eLearning students
    8. Supervise in end-of-year inventory of all materials and equipment
    9. Supervise in scheduling the use of LRC facilities
    10. Supervise student assistants
    11. Participate in staff meetings, serve on committees, and participate in other college activities as determined by college administration
    12. Maintain professional growth and development to foster and create scholarly production according to college and personal needs
    13. Maintain professional working relationship with students, fellow faculty members, administration, and staff, adhering to the highest standards of respect for the rights of others
    14. Participate in community/professional service activities and serve in selected activities as the need arises
    15. Assume other special responsibilities as assigned by the Director of the Learning Resource Center
    16. Must be willing to work both Fulton and Tupelo Learning Resource Centers



    Application Process:


    • Submit Official ICC Application (available at http://www.iccms.edu/)

    • Submit Resume

    • Submit Official transcript (Photocopies accepted for initial screening)




    For Information contact:
    Ms. Janet Armour
    Director of Learning Resource Centers
    602 West Hill Street
    Fulton, MS 38843
    662.862.8383 or 662.620.5092


    Submit application and required material to:
    Human Resource Office
    Itawamba Community College
    602 West Hill Street
    Fulton, MS 38843
    Attention: Tim Senter (662-862-8460)


    All applicants will be considered; however, only selected applicants may be interviewed.)

    Itawamba Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Vice President of Student Services, 602 West Hill Street, Fulton, MS 38843, 662.862.8271. TitleIXCoordinator@iccms.edu

  • 03 May 2017 8:21 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Board of Trustees of First Regional Library is seeking a creative and innovative Library Director who can continue to grow a vibrant public library system located in North Mississippi. The successful applicant must be enthusiastic, visionary, and public service oriented with excellent management skills, traditional library skills, and the ability to effectively implement emerging technologies.

    Director’s duties & responsibilities include:
    • Serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the system
    • Responsible for the library’s strategic plan
    • Implements and manages a $5 million-plus budget, funded by five counties and thirteen municipalities
    •  Oversees a staff of 120 employees in 14 branches
    • Builds positive relationships with local officials
    • Implements technological innovations
    • Encourages development and delivery of library programming.

    Education & Experience:

    • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school
    • Minimum of 5 years experience as a public librarian with supervisory & administrative experience
    • Experience as a Library Director preferred
    • Budget management experience required
    • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
    • Excellent public speaking skills
    • Must live in or relocate to community within library service area

    Benefits & Salary

    • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance
    • Participation in Mississippi Retirement System
    • Salary range $85,000 to $100,000

    Reports to the Board of Trustees

    Preliminary interviews may be scheduled off-site during ALA Annual Conference.

    For further information click the following link: rebrand.ly/directorsearch

    EOE minorities/female/disabled/veteran

  • 01 May 2017 9:38 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Job Description

    This position is responsible for the planning, coordination and execution of special and recurring projects and programs. The incumbent reports to the Dean of University Libraries.

    Job Responsibilities

    Examples of Work Performed:

    Coordinates and participates in assigned special and recurring projects and programs to include planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of library events and receptions.

    Develops, with minimal guidance, new projects and programs from oral instructions or brief descriptions.

    Coordinates the implementation and operation of assigned projects and programs; provides guidance and instruction to staff members and students assisting with project or program.

    Confers with University and external personnel in regard to material to be prepared; gathers data from records, reports and/or by interviews; adapts to proper style of presentation.

    Prepares reports, news stories, bulletins, newsletters, brochures, videos, presentations and/or other informational material for internal and external distribution; including social media online marketing efforts.

    Greets and assists visitors to the library.

    Coordinates library exhibits and displays.

    Assists in research and developing programs related to training and increased effectiveness.

    Serves as a liaison to internal and external constituents.

    Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with University.

    Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

    Essential Functions:
    These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

    1. Coordinates and participates in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of programs and projects.

    2. Gathers data to prepare materials and/or reports.

    3. Prepares communication tools such as news stories, bulletins, newsletters, brochures, videos, web based materials and/or reports.

    For more information, please visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/11787

  • 01 May 2017 9:33 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Job Description

    This position is a Library Specialist for the Access Services unit of the Library.

    This position will serve as weekend and evening supervisor for the Access Services unit. (Sunday – Thursday, 3 p.m. – 12 a.m. (Midnight))

    The incumbent is supervised by the Head of Access Services.

    The incumbent in this position performs advanced level duties associated with overseeing a functional area within the library. The incumbent assists faculty, visiting scholars, students and others with location of physical resources.

    Job Responsibilities

    Examples of Work Performed:

    Serves as night and weekend supervisor.

    Assists and instructs patrons in the use of library materials, equipment, and facilities. Is highly proficient in using a variety of print and online tools to answer information requests, including the online catalog, library databases, and the Internet. Interprets complex citations.

    Interprets library policies and governmental regulations concerning collections and circulation to the public.

    Preserves and works on the determination of preservation needs for materials in the collections. Prepares detailed preservation reports on the status of collections for manager.

    Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and evaluates student workers, including providing disciplinary action when needed. Assists in training lower level staff. Performs some departmental payroll functions.

    Prepares statistical reports documenting library use, items processed, accomplishments, goals, and personnel changes.

    Supervises stack maintenance operations such as shelving, shifting, and identifying items for repair/preservation. Maintains inventories of microforms and current periodicals.

    Works with staff in other departments to assist in developing/revising operational procedures and policies.

    May be assigned responsibility for operation of a library unit in the absence of the Head of Access Services.

    Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

    Essential Functions:
    These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

    1. Effectively perform complex bibliographic searches using print tools and various online systems such as library databases, OCLC, the integrated library system (III), etc.

    2. Effectively enter/compile data and produce written documents and reports for various purposes.

    3. Maintain accurate and detailed records

    4. Provide customer service and work effectively in a team environment. Interact effectively with a diverse group of people.

    5. Processes archival collections, creating inventories and guides under the guidance of a librarian or library manager determines the subject of classification of the materials.

    For more information, please visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/11729

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