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  • 20 Aug 2019 8:53 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    DIRECTOR OF MERIDIAN-LAUDERDALE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY


    Organization: Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library


    Responsibilities:

    The Administrative Board of Trustees of Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library seeks a director who honors the value of public libraries, understands the importance of partnering with community agencies, fosters open communication with the residents and empowers staff by encouraging collaborative efforts. We are looking for a director who can articulate, support and promote the Library’s mission as well as work in a highly effective manner with the Administrative Board of Trustees.


    Qualifications:

    An American Library Association accredited Masters of Library Science or Masters of Library and Information Science degree is required and a minimum of five (5) years of public library experience, and at least three (3) years supervisory and administrative experience. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of outstanding customer service, leadership, vision, staff development, consensus-building, fiscal and facilities management. The new Director will be adept at creating and maintaining strong community relationships and knowledgeable about current library technology and trends in library service.


    Salary/Benefits:

    Entry level salary $60,000- $70,000 depending on education and experience. Benefits include accrued vacation and medical leave; annual state approved holidays; participation in the Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS); health, dental, vision, and state life insurance.


    Application Process:

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, three (3) professional references and one (1) page description of his/her public library philosophy to: Mr Russell Keene, Board President, 3451 Rufus Martin Road, Meridian, Mississippi 39301, email:

    rkeene@lauderdale.k12.ms.us.


    Environment:

    Established in 1913, the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library is located in the historic downtown Meridian, MS. The library serves a population of over 75,000 in the city of Meridian and Lauderdale County with an operating budget of $ 1.3 million and an annual circulation of 205,071. Meridian is the sixth largest city in Mississippi and Lauderdale County is located in east central Mississippi, bordering the State of Alabama. The area is served by two military facilities, Naval Air Station and Key Field, which provide over 4,000 jobs to the surrounding area.


    Library Web site: www.meridian.lib.ms.us


  • 29 Jul 2019 7:21 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Mississippi Library Commission is recruiting for a Librarian III Cataloging position that will close on 8/5/2019.  Applicants must apply through the MSPB website by the close date.  Please post and share this information with those who may be interested.   


    Click here for more information.

  • 22 Jul 2019 11:59 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Reference Librarian

     

    Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking an Assistant Professor-rank librarian for its instruction and information team.

    Responsible for point-of-use and formal classroom instruction, reference desk coverage, and assigned departmental liaison activities.  Duties include helping design classroom, web-based, and customized instruction; research consultations; online searching; and participating in library and university committees. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the profession and to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

     

    Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.  Knowledge of emerging technologies, commitment to public service, and ability to work in a team environment.  Preferred:  2 years’ reference experience in an academic health sciences library, skill in teaching adult learners, and experience searching biomedical literature and academic databases including MEDLINE.  The ideal candidate will have initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment; demonstrated capability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons; and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

     

    Salary commensurate with experience.  Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Dean James, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Email: ddjames@umc.edu   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

     

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi. Rowland Medical Library serves the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health related professions, graduate studies, and pharmacy. Jackson is centrally located in Mississippi, approximately three hours from Memphis and New Orleans.  UMMC offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan.  EOE M/F/D/V.


  • 22 Jul 2019 11:58 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Assistant Library Director job opening

    Northshore Technical Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, unclassified position to be domiciled at the college’s new campus library in Lacombe, Louisiana. This is a new position that will oversee the development of the teaching and learning centers at each of the campuses as well as manage home campus library services. Full job description and application can be accessed at:https://www.northshorecollege.edu/resources/career-opportunities.

     

    OER & Curriculum Support Librarian job opening

    Northshore Technical Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, unclassified position to be domiciled at the college’s NTCC Instructional Service Center on Southeastern Louisiana University’s North Campus. This new position will lead the college’s OER textbook affordability initiative, textbook adoptions and implementations and will manage home campus library services.  Full job description and application can be accessed at: https://www.northshorecollege.edu/resources/career-opportunities.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THE POSITION.

     

    To apply please submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume and (3) official transcript to: Attention: Hiring Manager Northshore Technical Community College 65556 Centerpoint Boulevard Lacombe, LA 70445 Telephone number: 985-545-1262 Email: resumes@northshorecollege.edu

     


  • 01 Jul 2019 1:20 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position: LIBRARIAN II (F/T SALARIED) – BRANCH MANAGER

    Location: Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library

               

    Available: July 1, 2019

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THE POSITION.


    A. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate school, or near program completion.

    2. Ability to work with electronic databases

    4. Knowledge of or interest in digital and non-digital archival materials

    5. Knowledge of or interest in archives and digital preservation.

    B. PREFERRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    1. Archive management or similar work experience.

    2. Graduate Certificate in Archives and Special Collections, or a willing ness to receive within 3 years.

    3. Experience in the field of digitization, including knowledge of best practices for imaging, analog to digital conversion, and metadata skills

    4. Ability to manage and maintain a digital collections repository

    5. Experience with manuscript/photo conservation

    C. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

     

    1. Knowledge of or interest in the history of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, especially the Jackson/George County areas

    2. Working knowledge of digitization systems, standards, and technology

    3. Knowledge of library theories, issues, practices, and trends including familiarity with copyright as it relates to digitization of cultural heritage materials

    4. Knowledge of all systems used in public libraries (AACR2, LC Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal System, and MARC formats

    5. Skill in operating a personal computer, PC applications, and electronic resources as used in libraries

    6. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing

    7. Skill in supervising, training, selecting, monitoring, counseling, and evaluating assigned staff and volunteers

    8. Knowledge of grant writing and grant management

    9. Ability to work diplomatically and tactfully to solve work related problems and issues

     

    SALARY/BENEFITS: Starting Salary - $42,000 – 47,000, DOE, with benefits including health insurance.

     

    WORK HOURS:  This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, salaried position. Employee holding this position may be required to work two evening shifts per week and rotating Fridays/Saturdays. Work schedule may vary from time-to-time contingent on the needs of the Library.

    DUTIES: 

    • Under general supervision of the Library System Director, the Singing River Genealogy Local History Library Manager is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, organization, and preservation of the library’s local history collection.
    • The manager will devote a majority of their time formulating goals, plans, policies, and procedures for the Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library, such as consulting with patrons and directing research accordingly.
    • They will manage the continued growth and development of digitization projects and implement new projects as they arise, including identifying and evaluating potential digitization projects; selecting materials for digitization; resolving intellectual property and privacy issues; overseeing the scanning of materials, and creation of descriptive metadata.
    • The employee ensures quality and consistency of digital records and metadata following Mississippi Digital Library metadata procedures and standards. Working with Public Relations department to publicize and gain visibility for the genealogy and local history collection, managing and coordinating, as appropriate, key funding opportunities and partnerships for the department.
    • The employee will analyze personnel, budget, services, equipment, and facility needs, problems and recommend cost effective and efficient solutions appropriately; closely monitor expenditures within the department; prepare forms and reports as needed, scheduled, or requested, including purchase orders, monthly schedules, department statistics, inventory reports, and other reports as needed; maintain membership in one or more professional organization; travel to other branches in the system as needed; and attend library system manager meetings as required.
    • The manager will maintain a good working relationship with coworkers and library administration. Work as a positive team player to accomplish library system goals and objectives; plan and implement relevant programs, including outreach and branch program services for library customers, attend regional genealogy meetings as requested, conduct local history/genealogical seminars as requested, and actively seek items of local interest to add to the collection.
    • The manager will train and supervise staff and volunteers as needed, create displays of materials, assist with library opening or closing as needed, be familiar with and enforce all library policies and procedures, operate office equipment, be available to work evening and/or weekend hours as requested, serve on committees as directed, and work cooperatively with local historical societies, friends groups, library administration, and library staff.

     

    This is a professional librarian position involving the application of professional knowledge and interpersonal and management skills and abilities.  Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by JGRLS regional board of trustees, library administration, assistant directors, and director.

     

    Candidates for this position must (1) complete an application for employment, (2) complete a supplement application and (3) provide an official copy of graduate school transcript upon offer of employment.  Background checks will be conducted on all candidates selected for interviews.

    The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period.   All performance evaluations during and after this probationary period are conducted by the director.

     

    TO APPLY:  Candidates meeting MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS must submit an application and resume to a Branch of the Jackson George Regional Library System Library or hr@jgrls.org.

     

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Position open until filled.

  • 17 Jun 2019 1:57 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The Washington County Library System Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic and energetic director for a one county library system headquartered in Greenville, MS with branches in Leland, Glen Allan, Avon, Arcola Hollandale and Metcalfe.  The Washington County Library System serves a diverse population of 46,221 residents.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    The Director works under the direction of the Washington County Library System Board of Trustees and meets with the board on a monthly basis.

    Supervises 18 employees

    Assist patrons

    Work with local and state officials

    Oversee the materials collection and the automation system

    Prepares the annual budget

    Oversight of Facilities

    Travel to branches, some overnight travel to meetings and training

    Take advantage of continuing education and stay up—to-date on trends affecting libraries

    On Call 24/7 for emergencies

     

    Qualifications

    Masters degree from an American Library Association accredited School of Library Science

    Five years of supervisory experience

    Computer and internet experience

     

    Benefits

    Vacation and Sick Leave, health and life insurance, Cafeteria plan, Credit Union, Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System

     

    Salary

    $50,000 - $60,000

     

    Please send resume in care of Kay Clanton, Washington County Library System, 341 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701

  • 17 Jun 2019 1:55 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Do you want to join an award-winning research and instruction team at the University of Mississippi Libraries? This is an ideal opportunity for a flexible, service-oriented team player who is dedicated to supporting teaching and research initiatives while fostering a diverse and inclusive environment at an R1 research institution. Qualified librarians are invited to apply for the Research & Instruction Librarian and Assistant Professor position at the University of Mississippi Libraries in Oxford, MS.  This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month faculty position reporting to the Head of Research & Instruction Services.  The successful candidate will:

    • Serve as a liaison to the School of Journalism and the departments of Economics, Public Policy Leadership, and Political Science. Liaisons work with faculty and students to effectively use library resources and services to support their research, instruction, outreach, and collection needs;
    • Collaborate with library personnel to support the teaching initiatives of both the library and the university by leading and assessing information literacy classes, workshops, and orientation activities for first-year students;
    • Provide in-person and on-line reference and research consultation services and create LibGuides, tutorials, and exhibits as needed on the Oxford campus and regional campuses;  
    • Contribute to librarianship, research, and service at a level appropriate for a tenure-track faculty member of the university.

    Required Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
    • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in librarianship, specifically information literacy instruction and collection resources designed to support assigned liaison areas
    • Demonstrated ability to professionally engage with a diverse community
    • Committed to pursuing professional development, research, and service at a level appropriate for promotion and tenure at the university
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Salary: Minimum $48,000/year and includes the university’s competitive benefits package


    Application Procedures

    Qualified applicants should apply online at careers.olemiss.edu, supplying the following documents: a cover letter highlighting the applicant’s strengths, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Questions about the position should be directed to the Head of Research & Instruction Services, Melissa Dennis, at mdennis@olemiss.eduA review of applications will begin July 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled or an adequate applicant pool is established. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and verification of credentials.


    About the University and Oxford

    Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, the institution has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics, and innovative research. The University is consistently listed as one of the best places to work by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and has been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces. With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions.

    The University of MS is located in Oxford, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South,” creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists, and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm, and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Oxford has been featured as a literary and arts destination in The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


    Background Check Statement

    The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


    EEO Statement

    The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information

  • 17 Jun 2019 8:02 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Innovation Lab Coordinator-Greenwich Library (CT)-Closes Friday, June 21!

     

    A unique opportunity to Imagine, Create, and Collaborate as the Innovation Lab Coordinator for Greenwich Library! Join a dynamic and progressive team in a newly created position to lead this outstanding Connecticut Library forward in the areas of technology programs design and implementation; recruiting, training, and mentoring Innovation Lab staff and volunteers; and  providing the entrepreneurial spirit and support focusing on STEAM activities for all ages. In addition to working with internal customers, the successful candidate will also focus on developing external partnerships with local maker individuals and organizations engaged in innovation and entrepreneurial activities. Collaboration with school staff and students will be essential. Another key concentration area will be the provision of excellent public service assisting patrons with technology inquiries and access to the Library’s digital collections.  For 200 years, Greenwich Library has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community and has recently adopted its new strategic plan, “Greenwich Library Renewed. Greenwich Library, a Library Journal “Five Star Library”, proudly serves the 62,755 residents of the Town of Greenwich (CT) 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 92 FTEs, a collection of nearly 450,000 items and a $10 million annual budget from public and private sources, the Library circulates 1.2 million items and hosts 600,000 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. The Innovation Lab Coordinator will support the mission of the Library by overseeing this new program. Key responsibilities include developing and managing the Innovation Lab, coordinating programming and other duties as it applies to the Library’s Innovation Lab,  developing innovative programming, training, scheduling and supervising Innovation Lab staff and volunteers as well as maintaining all supplies, materials and equipment; and collaborating with local maker individuals and organizations to develop strong partnerships and meet community needs. Programs will have an entrepreneurial mindset focusing on STEAM activities for teens, adults, and intergenerational audiences. The Coordinator will also prepare budget requests and regularly monitor the Lab’s budget. Additional responsibilities include providing quality customer service to library patrons assisting them with technology production tools and equipment. Staying current with trends and developments in innovative STEAM activities is vital to this position.

     

    Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of library, school, or nonprofit experience focused on an area of STEM or STEAM educational programming with a minimum of one year of supervisory experience or experience overseeing a significant project from inception to completion. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a Master’s degree in Education is preferred. Desired qualifications include demonstrated ability to design, assess, and manage STEAM programs; exception digital literacy skills; proficiency and knowledge in current/emerging technologies; familiarity with teaching strategies supporting engaged learning; familiarity with Design Thinking; and proficiency in the use of technology applications, equipment, and social media. Excellent communication skills and a focus on customer service are essential. See Position Description for complete details.

    Compensation. A hiring range of $81,272 – 104,868 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

    For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth BradburyThis position will close June 21, 2019. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich's Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, June 21, 2019, for consideration as a candidate. The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

  • 14 Jun 2019 8:41 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Title

    Librarian I


    Description

    The Mobile Public Library located in beautiful Mobile, Alabama, is currently recruiting candidates for Librarian I positions. 


    Located on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras and is home to some of the nation’s finest seafood.  Mobile is the third largest city in Alabama, and is the county seat.  The City of Mobile and the greater Alabama Gulf Coast provides the opportunity for adventure and excellent recreational opportunities, affordable housing and a variety of cultural activities to choose from.


    The Mobile Public Library has 9 branch libraries, a Local History & Genealogy Library and provides Bookmobile/Outreach services.  The Mobile Public Library serves a diverse population of 415,395.


    Successful candidates should possess excellent organizational skills, report writing skills and a strong attention to detail.  Operational support may be needed in the areas of statistical reporting, sound fiscal planning and management, opening and closing of the branch, collection development, and making presentations.


    Successful candidates must have superior abilities in the area of reference services, reader’s advisory, current reference tools, bibliographic sources and classification systems and the ability to apply this knowledge to assigned areas of responsibility.  An ability to direct the activities of others while maintaining excellent customer relations and supervisory skills is a must. 


    Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of current trends, technology and “best practices” for public libraries.  Experience working with a large staff and working with diverse populations is a plus.  Verbal, written and computer skills are essential.

    A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution is required.

     

     

    Salary Information

    Salary is $39,539.73 annually; based on a 40 hr/wk. Additional benefits include a retirement plan, health insurance, vacation and sick leave.


    How to Apply

    Applicants must complete an online application with the Mobile County Personnel Board to be considered for this position.  Please pay special attention to the instructions to ensure you have submitted all of the required documents.


    The application can be found on the Mobile County Personnel Board website:

    < http://www.personnelboard.org/index.html >

    For a full job description and additional information, please email Carla Garmon-Robinson (crobinson@mplonline.org) or visit the Library’s website at http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/employment/.

     

  • 14 Jun 2019 8:40 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Title

    Librarian III (West Regional Branch) – One Position


    Description

    Are you ready to work collaboratively with a dynamic staff?  If you answered yes, the Mobile Public Library located in beautiful Mobile, Alabama, is currently recruiting candidates for one Librarian III position. 


    Located on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Mobile is the birthplace of Mardi Gras and is home to some of the nation’s finest seafood.  Mobile is the third largest city in Alabama, and is the county seat.  The City of Mobile and the greater Alabama Gulf Coast provides the opportunity for adventure and excellent recreational opportunities, affordable housing and a variety of cultural activities to choose from.


    The Mobile Public Library has 9 branch libraries, a Local History & Genealogy Library and provides Bookmobile/Outreach services.  The Mobile Public Library serves a diverse population of 415,395.


    Successful candidates for this position must have top-notch supervisory skills.  The candidates must have superior abilities in the area of collection development, acquisitions, reference services, reader’s advisory, current reference tools, bibliographic sources, classification systems and the ability to apply this knowledge to assigned areas of responsibility.


    Successful candidates should also possess excellent organizational skills, report writing skills, presentations and a strong attention to detail.  It is essential that the person in this position be able to direct the activities of others while maintaining excellent customer relations skills.  Operational support may be needed in the areas of statistical reporting, sound fiscal planning and management, opening and closing of the branch, collection development and technical services.


    Successful candidates must have the ability to communicate well with both internal and external stakeholders.  A thorough knowledge of current trends, technology and “best practices” for public libraries is a must.


    Experience working with a large staff and working with diverse populations is a plus.  Verbal, written and computer skills are essential.

    A Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution is required.

     

     

    Salary Information

    Salary is $50,614.20 annually; based on a 40 hr/wk. Additional benefits include a retirement plan, health insurance, vacation and sick leave.


    How to Apply

    Applicants must complete an online application with the Mobile County Personnel Board to be considered for this position.  Please pay special attention to the instructions to ensure you have submitted all of the required documents.


    The application can be found on the Mobile County Personnel Board website:

    < http://www.personnelboard.org/index.html >

    For a full job description and additional information, please email Carla Garmon-Robinson (crobinson@mplonline.org) or visit the Library’s website at http://www.mobilepubliclibrary.org/employment/.

     

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