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  • 22 Nov 2017 7:30 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    POSITION: SENIOR ACQUISITIONS ASSISTANT

     

    LOCATION: Eudora Welty Library

     

    300 North State Street

    Jackson, MS 39201

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field is required.

     

    SUMMARY: Performs cataloging activities for monographic materials according to accepted national standards and local procedures, making use of bibliographic records in MARC format in national and local databases. Updates catalog records in SirsiDynix for library materials. Sorts donation books.

     

    DUTIES: Edit and input bibliographic records for the 15-branch Library System’s automated database. Performs copy cataloging. Revises and maintains statistics on processed materials. Recognize and solve problems in database records. Performs routine cataloging and coding of library materials in all formats. Inputs and updates data in online databases. Provides general information about library services. Answers routine inquiries using standard bibliographic materials and/or computer data systems, and refers those requiring professional assistance to librarian. Assists with collection development by recommending titles to the director for technical services. Maintains databases and prepares information and statistical data for reports and special studies. Periodically must assist with inventorying branch library materials.

     

    HOURS: 40 hours per week.

     

    COMPENSATION: Salary DOE.

     

    AVAILABILITY: Immediate

     

    REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

     

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • 22 Nov 2017 7:29 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)
    The Fremont Area District Library’s Board of Trustees seek a Library Director excited and ready to move a great Library to a stellar Library—one who honors People, Place and Platform—three pillars of the Library’s new 2017-2018 Strategic Plan. Serving a District of 13,000 residents, the 42,000-square foot Library (expanded in 2000) has a staff of fifteen, a collection of 139,000+ items, a Local History room, and an annual operating budget of $830,000. FADL is an independent taxing District funded by a perpetual mill levy based on property tax. The new Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, work well with an established Friends of the Library, collaborate with local organizations and agencies, and bring new ideas and exciting change to the Library. Opportunities include representing the Library externally to community stakeholders, developing new funding streams for additional revenue, planning and implementing increased operating hours, facility and space redesign, and supporting continuing education for a strong team of dedicated staff.


    Fremont, Newaygo County, is one of Western Michigan’s finest communities.  Fremont has a wealth of resources, including 300+ area businesses and civic-minded organizations that continually invest back into their community to make it one of Michigan's greatest places to live, work, and play. Proud of its heritage and home to Gerber Products, the world’s largest baby food company, Fremont is located less than an hour from large metropolitan areas and Lake Michigan. Fremont offers the charm of small town living with excellent schools, many churches and a thriving downtown business community. Fremont is also known for its wealth of natural beauty—residents enjoy year-round recreational opportunities that include 234 natural lakes and ponds, and 356 miles of rivers and streams that provide the ideal setting for boating, camping, fishing, or just relaxing. For more information about the Library and the area, see FADLLinks.

     

    Responsibilities. Under direction of the Library Board, the Director is responsible for the administration and management of the Library. Key areas of responsibility are personnel, budget including development and fundraising, facilities planning, representing the Library in the community and at the Lakeland Library Cooperative, and development and implementation of strategic goals. For the full position description, visit Fremont Area District Library Director position.

     

    Qualifications.  Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years’ responsible library experience in a professional library or equivalent work of which at least three years shall have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.  Additional qualifications for a successful candidate are (1) strong interpersonal skills serving both internal and external stakeholders; (2) ability to develop and implement a clear vision with community/staff/Board input; (3) mentoring and coaching skills; (4) knowledge of current library trends and technologies; and (5) prior success as a vital community collaborator. A willingness to live in the District and successful experience reporting to a governing board in preferred.

     

    Compensation. The starting salary range is $58,000-65,000 with an attractive benefits package.

     

    For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of December 10, 2017.

     

    Jobeth Bradbury

    Bradbury Miller Associates

    4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)

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  • 20 Nov 2017 9:04 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Join Mississippi State University Libraries' thriving library program as the Business Librarian!  A premier research university with a student body of over 20,000, Mississippi State University (MSU) is located in historic Starkville, MS, with all the conveniences and amenities of a college town. 

     

    A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496074/assistant-professor  

     

    Find out more about MSU and the MSU Libraries by visiting http://www.msstate.edu/ and http://lib.msstate.edu/.

  • 15 Nov 2017 11:54 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Coordinate an active library instruction program including but not limited to: serve as the lead for library instruction and information literacy, schedule and delegate class sessions to library faculty, assess the library instruction/information literacy program, and maintain documentation. Identify, monitor, and analyze trends in information literacy and library instruction that will impact library services at USC Upstate. Collaborate with faculty and academic staff to support student research and integrate information literacy instruction into courses in both traditional and online formats. Develop and maintain web tutorials, subject course guides. Teach sections of the library’s credit course, LIBR 201, and library instruction sessions for first-year composition and University 101 classes. Provide library instruction and collection development as liaison to a disciplinary subject area.Participate in staffing the reference desk, including Saturday rotation. Report to Dean of the Library. Library faculty have rank and are expected to serve on committees, be involved in professional organizations , and engage in scholarly activities.

     

    The full job posting can be found here: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19838

  • 26 Oct 2017 12:16 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Arts and Letters Librarian in the University Libraries to begin in Spring 2018. The Arts and Letters Librarian is a member of a team responsible for providing general and specialized research, instruction, outreach, and collection development services and reports to the Head of Public Services. The position has primary emphasis on arts and letters disciplines. Applications must be complete by November 20, 2017, to ensure full consideration. 

     

    A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: http://jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57423

     

    Find out more about Southern Miss and University Libraries by visiting http://www.usm.edu/ and http://lib.usm.edu/.

  • 10 Oct 2017 12:45 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Job no: 496306
    Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
    Department: 320100 - General Library
    Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
    Categories: Professional
    Position Open Date: Sep 15 2017

    Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:
    14/$40,400

    Department Profile:                                      
    The University Libraries provide their communities of users an ongoing, creative and technologically advanced library program.

    Area of Specialization:                 
    Web Services 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

    1. Maintains existing and develops new websites and web applications including database programming, multimedia development and web editing;
    2. Assists in integrating other 3rd party applications into new and existing websites/applications;
    3. Assists with concept design, content delivery and exploring/recommending emerging technologies and services that will benefit the library program;
    4. Provides technical support, training and ongoing development for a variety of existing applications;
    5. Develops and maintains mobile web applications;
    6. Works with Library Web Team to ensure appropriate web site ADA compliance as well as compliance with University policies;
    7. Supervises student workers and manages student payroll for Web Services team;
    8. Tracks, analyzes and reports on current web usage statistics;
    9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in related field ~AND~ One (1) year related experience in maintaining and developing web-related applications. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Drupal
    • Experience with agile development methodologies

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Strong interpersonal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills;
    • Demonstrated experience with web design software and programming experience using HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and other languages;
    • Experience with various database systems including MySQL and Microsoft SQL;
    • Must be familiar with Internet protocols, web-based authentication methods and proxy servers in order to manage the site and maintain a high level of security for various databases and websites;
    • Understanding of web standards and accessibility as defined by the W3C and Section 508 Compliance;

    Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

    • No unusual physical requirements. Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility;
    • Frequent external imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis;
    • Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands;
    • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically;
    • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment;
    • No or very limited exposure to physical risk;
    • No or very limited physical effort required.

    Instructions for Applying:
    All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and resume. 

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
    MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


    Apply at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496306/web-developer. Please contact Demetrice Williams with any questions: dwilliams@library.msstate.edu.

  • 04 Oct 2017 5:05 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    DIRECTOR

    Harrison County Library System

    Gulfport, MS

     

    Description:  The Harrison County Library System Administrative Board of Trustees seeks a creative and innovative Library Director who can grow a large, vibrant public library system.  The successful applicant must be enthusiastic, forward thinking, and possess strong leadership skills along with demonstrated social and business acumen.

     

    Situated along the beautiful Mississippi gulf coast, Harrison County offers a multitude of cultural and leisure opportunities.  The Coast is also home to large U.S. military bases, major industry, and outstanding research and technology facilities along with several higher education institutions.  In addition, the area is only a short drive to Mobile and New Orleans.  With a mild climate, beautiful white sand beaches, and a long, rich history, Harrison County is an ideal place to live.

     

    The Public Library System has a staff of seventy (70); nine (9) branch libraries, four (4) of which are new; an annual budget of $3.1 million; a collection of 400,000 items and electronic resources; and a county population of approximately 200,000, coastal population of more than 450,000.

                                                                                                          

    Responsibilities:  Reports to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees •Directs Library System operations •Develops plans to effectively meet current and future community needs •Oversees a staff of 70 full and part-time employees •Develops, presents, and administers annual budget •Seeks and administers outside funding •Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with communities including elected officials, other agencies, and civic/community groups  •Oversees Library System facilities and collections, physical and electronic.

     

    Job Requirements: 

    Required:

    • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a public library director.
    • Strong interpersonal relations skills.
    • Days, nights, and weekend hours.

     Preferred:

    • Minimum five (5) years’ experience with increasing administrative responsibilities in a public library system with multiple outlets.

    Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of library philosophies, practices, procedures, and technologies Knowledge of Library budgetary and fiscal practices and library law Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Ability to work effectively with various personality types Ability to think analytically and to exercise initiative Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, delegate duties, and attend to detail Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously Skilled in public speaking and professional writing Ability to effectively encourage, support, and work in a team environment.

     

    Salary:  Range - $80,000 to $95,000. 

     

    Benefits:  Personal/medical leave, health & life & dental insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System.  Job-related travel expenses reimbursed.

     

    Submit:  Cover letter, resume, and brief statement of public library service philosophy to ssmithconsultms@gmail.com.  

     

    DEADLINE for receipt of applications:  December 18, 2017.

     

     

    Harrison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

  • 03 Oct 2017 9:58 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Mississippi Library Commission is recruiting for a Library Consultant position.  Applicants may apply on the MSPB website and the job posting closes on 10/26/17.  Please post and share this information with those who may be interested.   


    The Library Development team at the Mississippi Library Commission is looking for a well-rounded librarian with a passion for improving statewide service for public libraries. This position is located in Jackson, MS and requires a Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited four-year college or university in library science; and three (3) years of experience as a librarian. Those with a specialization (STEM/STEAM, statistics, non-profits, etc), are strongly encouraged to apply!

     

    Applicants must apply on the MSPB website and the job posting closes on 10/26/17.

    MSPB Link: https://goo.gl/EDVM8y
    MLC Link: http://mlc.lib.ms.us/jobs/mississippi-library-jobs/


        

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