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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:33 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    We are currently working with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) to help find their next Library Director.  We have reached out to you as a leader in Mississippi libraries to spread the word about this exciting opportunity and to seek recommendations for potential candidates.   

     

    East Baton Rouge Parish Library System (LA) is seeking an experienced and energetic Director with demonstrated leadership skills, professionalism, relevant library experience, excellent communication skills, and the vision and talent to take the system to the next level of excellence to better serve the community. Nationally recognized as a top library system, EBRPL provides public library services for the City of Baton Rouge and the Parish of East Baton Rouge. Serving a population of more than 435,000 in the metropolitan area, the system consists of a Main Library and 13 branches, including two under major renovation, plus one new branch in the design phase. The library has 587 staff who work to better serve the community by offering daily service, deploying three bookmobiles and a fleet of other outreach vehicles, maintaining a collection of 2 million items with an annual circulation of 2.4 million. The library is funded by a ten‐year 11.1 mill property tax, currently rolled back to 10.52, that generates an estimated $51.7 million annually for the operation and maintenance of the existing system as well as a pay‐as‐you‐go capital improvements program. The tax is up for renewal in 2025. 

     

    The minimum qualifications are an ALA‐accredited MLS or MLIS degree and five years of supervisory management and financial experience as a Director and/or Assistant Director; or someone serving in an advanced senior management role; and certification by the Louisiana Board of Library Examiners (certification must be attained within the first year of employment). The ideal candidate should have demonstrated high standards of professional and personal ethical conduct, excellent communication skills, possess the ability to work effectively with the Library Board, city administrators, and staff, be an active listener, have experience in planning and constructing libraries, and provide visionary leadership that is grounded in the realities of proven public library service and prudent budget practices. The hiring salary range is $89,876 – $110,535 and the posting closes on Sunday, October 9, 2022 

     

    If you have suggestions or recommendations for potential candidates you feel might be qualified and interested in this position, we would appreciate hearing from you.  And, of course, if the position holds any personal interest, we would welcome your cover letter, resume and the chance to talk with you further.   Thanks for your help and we look forward to hearing from you soon. 

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 9:22 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Library of Hattiesburg Petal & Forrest County is now accepting applications for the following positions:


    Information Technology Manager


    Open: Immediately

    Application Deadline: until filled

    Available: October 1, 2022 (earlier start date may be considered upon mutual agreement)

    Interviews: to be arranged

    Salary: $39,510 annual ($19.00 per hour)

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:57 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Description

    The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Collection Management Librarian in University Libraries to begin in the fall of 2022. 


    Job Summary:
    As a member of the Technical Services Department, the Collection Management Librarian role is to acquire materials in all formats and work collaboratively with librarians, faculty, and external vendors. The Collection Management Librarian is responsible for the collection development of library resources to meet user needs and university programs of study.  This includes selection, deselection, negotiating of licensing terms for subscription packages, collection analysis, and general collection management.


    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Review of applications will begin the month after posting and will continue until the position is filled.  A completed application will include a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire), and contact information for three professional references. To apply for the position, go to: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2873&site=1


    Salary: Salary for this position is $47,000 annually.


    University Libraries at Southern Mississippi

    University Libraries provides a dynamic physical and virtual learning environment that supports the intellectual development and creativity of the University community. Joseph Anderson Cook Library, William David McCain Library and Archives, the Gulf Coast Library, and the Gunter Library at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory offer services that meet information needs and support the research, teaching, learning and service of the University’s faculty, staff and students. An extensive website provides access to the Libraries’ holdings, including full-text and article databases, electric journals and books, and digitized collections and services, such as reference and research assistance, tutorials and document delivery.

    University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi expends a $2 million-dollar budget for materials annually. The collection contains 1.8 million volumes plus special and archival collections in a wide range of formats, housed on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses. For more information about University Libraries, go to http://lib.usm.edu.


    About The University of Southern Mississippi
    The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.


    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


    About Hattiesburg

    Home to The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg blends a college town atmosphere with an upscale entertainment district downtown and numerous outdoor opportunities. This diverse community offers a unique cultural and intellectual atmosphere, with many opportunities to engage in stimulating activities and events, including college sports, the performing arts, and cultural resources. Dining opportunities abound, particularly local flavors such as New Orleans-style seafood, fried catfish and barbecue.


    The city has been recognized by numerous publication and rankings as a retirement destination because of the area’s amenities, low cost of living, and strong healthcare services. Did we mention that the beach is an hour away, and New Orleans and Mobile are each just over 90 minutes from Hattiesburg? There are also five airports and an Amtrak station nearby that make travel easy.


    To learn more about what Hattiesburg has to offer, go to https://www.visithburg.org.


    If you have any questions about the position, Southern Miss, or Hattiesburg, please contact Melissa Brooks, search committee chair, at melissa.m.brooks@usm.edu.


    Requirements

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent advanced degree and experience.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of collection development operations and best practices.
    • Ability and desire to work cooperatively and effectively with outside vendors, library personnel, university faculty, students, and donors.
    • Familiarity with electronic resource purchasing and contracts.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Ex Libris Alma.
    • Experience with contract negotiation.
    • Demonstrated experience with library budgeting.
    • Demonstrated experience with data analysis and data visualization.
    • Demonstrated experience with Excel and Access.
    • Knowledge of accessibility standards for electronic resources.
    • Project management experience.


  • Thursday, August 18, 2022 7:29 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    MLC is currently searching for a Library Consultant (Librarian III) to serve Mississippi’s public libraries. Library Consultants give advice, guidance, and training to public libraries based on state and federal laws, best practices, and emerging trends. We are looking for someone with great research, communication, and problem solving skills who is able to work collaboratively as a part of a team and develop special projects on their own. Those with excellent public speaking skills and knowledge of public libraries are encouraged to apply.

     

    Applicants must apply through the MSPB website by September 5, 2022: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mississippi/jobs/3684672/librarian-iii?keywords=lib&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

  • Monday, August 08, 2022 9:46 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Library Adult Services Manager (JN22-26LB)


          Type:Full Time

          Salary/Pay Rate:$45,871-$53,846

          Posted Date:05/25/2022


    The Town of Collierville is hiring for an Adult Services Manager to join our team at the Collierville Burch Library! If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference in your community, look no further!


    About The Town

    The Town of Collierville has all the amenities and services of a large metropolitan area successfully blended with historic charm and character. Through many years of visionary planning, Collierville has grown to be known as one of the most desirable communities in the nation to live, work, and learn. Because of this, we are very careful in selecting exceptional individuals to become part of our team. We provide amazing benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, Town provided life and long-term disability insurance, paid time off, pension, and more!


    Working as an Adult Services Manager, you can expect to assist upper management in directing the Adult Services library programs and in the supervision of workers engaged in the day to day operations of the Adult Services department.  Additional duties include:


          Supervise, direct, and evaluate assigned staff, process employee concerns and problems, direct work, coordinate daily work activities; counsel, discipline and complete employee performance appraisals; conduct interviews and make hiring recommendations; train new staff and/or volunteers on the duties at the information desk and customer service.

          Responsible for developing, coordinating and administering all aspects of the adult services summer reading program.

          Develop, coordinate, schedule, and conduct a variety of adult programming which address community interests and educational needs.

          Oversee the Adult Services library collection with an emphasis on procuring quality materials to promote the educational and recreational needs and interests of adults; review, choose, and prepare books and other materials for circulation; select and withdraw material that is worn or outdated.

          Develop, promote and provide community outreach; maintain regular communication with other agencies, institutions and organizations serving adults in the community; oversee, create and publicize public relations materials to promote adult services.

          Provide reference services to adult patrons and provide reader advisory service for all ages; facilitate lifelong learning by teaching patrons the use of all library resources and systems.

          Maintain the Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) including the circulation, cataloging, administration, and acquisition modules.

          This position requires a combination of day, night, and weekend work. Shift can vary to ensure proper coverage of desk during open hours.


    Minimum Requirements

          A Master’s Degree from an American Library Association accredited college with major course work in Library Science

          Three (3) years previous experience and/or training in adult library services, literature and reference resource, at least one (1) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity

          Valid Driver’s License


    What's the Next Step?

    If this sounds like the perfect job for you, please download our general application from our website www.colliervilletn.gov, or you can also visit Town Hall and submit a physical application in the Human Resources Department.


  • Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1:39 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position Title:

     

    Part Time Library Technical Assistant

    Job Description:

     

    This is an evening position in McLendon Library.

     

     

    GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE FUNCTION

     

    This position provides customer service and technical support for the library and its patrons.  All Hinds Community College employees must commit to the Caring Campus approach to student engagement and daily apply these general behavioral objectives: listen to student questions and concerns with a positive attitude and make meaningful connections with students.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

     

    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

     

    Two years of college education and particular skills acquired through experience, in-service training, or formal post-high school instruction in appropriate areas, and, most desirable, through a combination of these.

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    1. Assists at public service desk(s) and other library areas; helps maintain an effective public service desk at which patrons receive courteous, prompt, and efficient service; assists in maintaining a safe, appropriate library atmosphere by supervising student/patron conduct, engaging in general housekeeping, and promoting a favorable college environment.

     

    2. Assists in providing general circulation and reference duties including providing orientations and bibliographic instruction in the use of the catalog, databases, internet, and other areas via in-person, email, Chat or other means.


    3. Maintains statistical reports required for weekly and annual reports; maintains accurate records of finances.  

     

    4. Performs duties associated with interlibrary loans and transits.

     

    5. Serves as library’s building coordinator/contact for maintenance; ensures that maintenance requests are filed timely and are monitored for progress.

      

    6. Assists in maintaining equipment, computers and other technology in the library.

     

    7. Works evenings to make the library available for faculty and student use.

     

    8. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the appropriate authority, including assisting other campus libraries.

     

    Full Time/Part Time:

     

    Part time

    Position Type:

     

    Part Time

    Job Classification:

     

    Learning Resources

    Scheduled Hours:

     

    20

     

    https://hindscc.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/HCCExternalCareersSite/job/Part-Time-Library-Technical-Assistant_REQ-2010

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:32 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)
    Subject:              Job Notice

     

    Date:                    July 13, 2022

     

    Location:             Headquarters Location: Brandon, MS

     

    Position:              Assistant Director

     

     

    Headquarters Location: Brandon, MS

    Central MS Regional Library System has an opening for an Assistant Director to fill a full time (40 hour) position at the Headquarters Location in Brandon, MS.  We serve approximately 226,000 people in Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith Counties and have twenty (20) library locations.

     

    Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Director serves as second-in-command of the Central Mississippi Regional Library System. The Assistant Director is responsible in assisting with the planning, formulating, and implementing policies; preparing and monitoring an operational budget; managing and supervising personnel; preparing reports and other analyses of library services.  The Assistant Director also provides leadership in planning, implementing, and maintaining an automation system.                      

     

    The salary for this position starts at $50,000.00 annually with benefits.  Starting date is October 1, 2022.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate school with knowledge of current library practices and technology.

    2.  A minimum of five (5) years of Public Library experience, three (3) of which have been in library management, administration, or automation.

    3. Excellent management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to deal effectively with the public, Library Board, other employees, and elected officials.

    4. Requires the ability to travel among various library branches.

    5. Be able to lift 30-40 lbs.

     

    CMRLS will hire from within the system if the candidate meets the job requirements.  If you are interested in this position, please email application, resume, and cover letter to Mara Polk, Director, at mara@cmrls.lib.ms.us.  Application deadline is August 31, 2022.

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022 5:10 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Reference/Instructional Services Librarian
    Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi

    Job announcement for a Reference/Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of Library Services.  This is a 12-month tenure track faculty position.

     

    Responsibilities: Staff the reference desk on a scheduled basis, including some evenings and weekend hours; provide instructional services to students; develop informational and instructional materials; provide liaison service to academic departments, including collection development responsibilities; maintain a high-quality reference collection. Also, teach the online course Fundamentals of Information Literacy (LIB 101) in rotation with other librarians and other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of print and electronic reference sources and service processes; willingness and ability to provide creative outreach programs; flexibility to take on new responsibilities in a changing environment.

    Highly Desired: Teaching and presentation software experience; relevant experience in an academic library.

     

    Environment: Library Services includes nine librarians, one archivist, and ten support staff. Delta State University is a public institution providing a comprehensive undergraduate and graduate curriculum to over 3,500 students. DSU offers 13 baccalaureate degrees in 38 majors and seeks to meet the need for advanced training in certain fields by providing programs of study for 11 master’s degrees, the Educational Specialist degree, Doctor of Education degree, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.

     

    Location: Cleveland, Mississippi

     

    Salary: $47,194

     

    Apply online at Delta State University (https://deltastate.peopleadmin.com/) by August 1, 2022.  

  • Friday, July 01, 2022 11:12 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Marshall County Library System Board of Trustees in Holly Springs, MS seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable party to serve as director of the library system.  The system includes libraries in Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Byhalia, MS.  Nestled in the rolling hills of North Mississippi, Holly Springs is half an hour from Oxford, MS and an hour from Memphis, TN.

     

    The director will work forty hours weekly  with the possibility of some weekends and evenings.

     

    Starting wage is between $40,000 and $45,000 depending on qualifications and experience.  Previous library-related or management experience preferred.  Benefits include personal and medical leave, health and life insurance, participation in the Mississippi Public Employees Retirement Program (PERS) and reimbursement of work-related expenses.

     

    Candidates for this position must have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school; ability to establish and administer  procedures according to policies established by the administrative board of trustees; experience in library management including employment of staff with the approval of the board of trustees; prescription of staff duties and removal for cause; strong computer skills;  experience with grant writing; development of the annual budget; good organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to deal responsibly with patron problems and emergencies to maintain a safe and pleasant environment; financial and statistical management; reporting to the board of trustees and additional duties necessary for the effective administration of the library system.

     

    Please send a cover letter, resume and three references to Jane Heineke, board of trustees chair, c/o Marshall County Library, 109 Gholson  Ave., Holly Springs, MS 38635 or janeheineke@yahoo.com.

  • Monday, June 20, 2022 7:00 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Rickett Circulation Specialist

     

    Applications only accepted online at www.tarleton.edu

     

    Under the direction of the Rickett Library Manager, provides advanced customer support and performs complex library functions in one or more library units. Supervises student employees; Work hours: Mon- Fri: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM. Occasional holiday, evening and weekend hours are required.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • 40% Oversight of the day-to-day operations of circulation and interlibrary loan services ensuring a smooth workflow and adherence to policies and procedures:
      • Responsible for communicating on a day-to-day basis with the Rickett Manager and student workers to ensure pertinent information is shared.
      • Coordinates circulation and interlibrary loan work processes to maintain detailed, accurate, and timely user records, including item holds, library fines, patron notifications, and fine collection.
      • Enforces regulations and policies concerning the use of library materials in a fair and professional manner.
      • Ensures services are provided for users to request materials not readily available in the Rickett Library through use of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and/or document suppliers.
      • Enforces regulations and policies concerning the use of library spaces.
      • Ensures the availability of essential curriculum materials in the course reserve collection and other items as deemed appropriate while following copyright compliance guidelines.
      • Assists in the collection of statistics relevant to the department, including gate counts, project logs, and usage statistics.
      • Participates in the operation of library services during occasional holiday, evening, and weekend hours.
      • Develops an efficient and effective workflow and makes recommendations to the Rickett Library Manager for streamlining circulation tasks when appropriate.
      • Other duties as assigned.
    • 30% Manages student workers assigned to circulation ensuring patron demands for services are met:
      • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of the student workers.
      • Assesses, organizes, and resolves circulation training needs by communicating effectively, creating on-going training opportunities, and regularly reviewing policies and procedures.
      • Reviews work effort to ensure that quality, compatibility, and adherence to established policy and standards are met.
      • 15% Responsible for the organization and maintenance of the library's book stacks:
      • Supervises students assigned to maintain the book stacks and re-shelve library materials.
      • Manages inventory procedures and stacks maintenance for collection.
      • Trains and assigns stack maintenance duties to Circulation student workers by establishing priorities, monitoring quality, and assessing workflow.
      • Works closely with the Dick Smith Library Cataloging Department on proper processes for damaged, missing, or lost materials in accordance with current collection development policies.
    • 15% Assists the Rickett Librarians in improving services to library users.
      • Trouble-shoots and resolves problems as they arise.
      • Maintains thorough knowledge of both Library and University databases and applications.
      • Maintains operations of the library in the absence of the librarians.
      • Performs other duties as assigned, as well as committee assignments and participation in staff development programs.

     

    Education and Experience:

    • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Three years of library experience or four years of general clerical or office experience which includes customer service experience

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of word processing, and spreadsheet applications.
    • Knowledge of email and library online research databases.
    • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Basic keyboarding skills.

     

    Other Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    *Requires the ability to teach and/or work remotely, at the discretion of the University.

     

    Tarleton State University

    Tarleton State University, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.

     

    Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. As a member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through The Texas A&M System.

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