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  • 07 Jun 2018 5:10 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Hinds Community College Libraries is seeking a Reference Librarian for its main campus at Raymond, MS.  Full position information and application can be found at https://hindscc.peopleadmin.com/postings/2305

     

    Position Summary Information

     

    Mandatory        

    Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to initiate and maintain effective working relationships; demonstrable knowledge of databases and other library resources; experience with standard office software programs. Required to work at least one-two nights a week and occasional weekends.

     

    Desirable            

    Experience working in reference at an academic institution. Experience teaching in a library setting. Experience working with Serials and InterLibrary Loans.

     

    Responsibilities               

    Work reference and circulation desks assisting students, staff and faculty with their library and reference needs. Teach bibliographic instruction sessions as assigned. Create and develop reference and instructional guides in paper and online formats. Oversee serials and interlibrary loans. Attend professional conferences, workshops and classes.

     

    Date of Desired Appointment   

    08/01/2018

     

    Application Close Date

    06/21/2018

     

    Starting Salary

    $42,000, but additional experience may be considered

     

    For additional information, please contact Mary Beth Applin, District Dean of Libraries, 601-857-3380 or Mary.Applin@hindscc.edu


  • 06 Jun 2018 12:24 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Spring Hill Public Library invites applications for the position of Assistant Director.

     

    OVERVIEW:  The Assistant Director works with the Library Director in planning, administering and evaluating library resources, operations and services, including staff supervision. The Assistant Director provides oversight of daily library functions including the management of library-sponsored programs, as well as creating, coordinating and managing select library projects. The Assistant Director may assume responsibility for library operations in the absence of the Director and shall perform other duties as may be necessary. Some evening and weekend hours should be anticipated in the work schedule.

     

    Qualifications:  The skills and knowledge of the Assistant Director would generally be acquired with a Master’s Degree in Library Science and at least three years of public library experience.  The position requires the ability to manage full-time and part-time employees. Expertise and experience in the implementation of developing library technologies (ILS, networking, maker space, databases, hardware and software, and web design) is highly desired. Exceptional customer service skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and proficiency in prioritizing tasks are expected. Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

     

    Physical requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to touch, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

     

    About the City of Spring Hill:  Located in central Tennessee, approximately 35 miles from downtown Nashville and 40 miles from the Nashville International airport, and just off I-65, the city of Spring Hill is in the center of everything. Spring Hill is a growing, vibrant, civic-minded city of more than 40,000 people with a mixture of long-time residents and newcomers from around the country who are drawn to the town’s beauty and sense of community. Approximately 70% of the citizenry hold a library card from the Spring Hill Public Library.

     

    SALARY/BENEFITS:  Appointment range of $52,839.32 to $79,258.97, depending on qualifications. Excellent benefit package includes TCRS retirement and health insurance. Both vision and dental insurance are available.

     

    TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references to Dana Juriew at djuriew@springhilltn.org as well as an application on the City’s website: http://www.springhilltn.org/FormCenter/Human-Resources-7/Employment-Application-42.

    No calls, please.  

  • 29 May 2018 12:15 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Assistant Regional Library Director, Ocoee River Regional Library, Athens, TN

    Tennessee Department of State

    Tennessee State Library and Archives

     

    Mission

    The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment. 

     

    Supervisor: Regional Director

     

    Summary: An employee in this classification performs professional and technical library work in a variety of assignments.  The assistant director is responsible for knowing the libraries in his/her region, developing an intimate understanding of their history, programs and services, goals, strengths and weaknesses. The assistant director is expected to develop strong business relationships with key personnel at each local library, to be accessible, and to provide guidance and advice to board members and library managers. The assistant director assists library boards in policy development and planning; works with local government officials and local library support groups to promote advocacy and awareness; and aids local library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and advice in all areas of public library service. The assistant director also assists libraries in the region with applying for grants and by serving as a technical advisor for issues related to use of technology in libraries. The employee will be expected to travel throughout the region and to attend meetings and training programs at the State Library and Archives in Nashville or in other areas of the state.

     

    Duties/Responsibilities

    • Assist public library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and guidance in areas including planning, budgeting, supervision, technology, collection development, resource sharing, service improvements, data collection and statistical analysis.
    • Attend local library board meetings to ascertain and assist with library policy, planning and development.
    • Plan and present group and one-on-one training for library services.
    • Provide assistance with grant preparation and monitoring.
    • Serve as technical advisor and consultant to the libraries in the region which may include assistance with E-Rate, maintaining websites, hardware and software purchases and technical planning.
    • Assist with development of library promotional materials.
    • Work with library support groups providing advocacy and awareness.
    • Contribute to reports for local libraries, the regional board, and the State Library and Archives.
    • Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions which may require overnight travel.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience

    • MLS required, or equivalent public library experience.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Possesses intermediate to advanced skills in computer operations.
    • Has thorough knowledge of current public library practices and trends, including modern library technology.
    • Has working knowledge of online library management systems.
    • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines and meet project deadlines.
    • Has demonstrated skills in public speaking.
    • Understands the requirements of adult education and has the ability to plan and present effective library in-service training and continuing education programs.
    • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule and travel independently throughout the region and the state.
    • Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.
    • Must possess a good driving record and valid driver's license.
    • Must exhibit the ability to be a positive influence within the region and while representing the region.
    • Ability to work collegially as part of a team.

    Physical Requirements

    • Good hearing, vision and manual dexterity.
    • Ability to move and lift materials of 35 pounds.
    • Ability to stoop, bend and lift to file and retrieve materials.
    • Ability to work in an environment with books that contain dust and other allergens.

    Health, safety and collections security

    • Assist the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working safely with the equipment provided.
    • Follow instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately report any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions.
    • Take whatever measures are necessary to protect materials, property, and/or the collections from loss, mutilation or theft.

     

    Salary: $3,334 per month plus State of Tennessee benefits package.

     

    To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, sos.hr@tn.gov. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

     

  • 22 May 2018 10:53 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    YOUTH SERVICES DIRECTOR

     

    Basic Function:

    The Youth Services Director, under the direction of the Madison County Library System Director, is in charge of all aspects of services to children and youth for the library system. The Youth Services Director participates in the planning, implementing and monitoring of all programs, collection development and budgeting for Youth Services. This person works with all MCLS branches, as well as schools and community groups, to develop and expand the library system’s services for children and young adults, as well as special needs programming for children and young adults.  The Youth Services Director is a member of the Executive Planning Committee, which is responsible for the development of policies, procedures, goals and objectives, and planning for the library system and serves as a liaison to the Camden Public Library.

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school with emphasis in children's and young adult services. Applicants actively working toward a MLIS at an accredited institution with at least two years of supervisory experience in library services will be considered. Prefer 3 years of experience in services to toddlers, children and young adults. Position requires basic knowledge of children's books and literature. Also requires excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work with the public, familiarity with library databases, computer software, word processing and the Internet.

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

     

    • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge in all areas of youth services, in order to provide assistance and advice to patrons, staff, and library administration
    • Develops and coordinates all library services for children and young adults including special needs programming
    • Schedule and publicize children’s and young adult programming
    • Provide support and assistance to Children’s Specialists with their programs
    • Schedule additional outreach including bookmobile and special needs programs throughout the year
    • Participates in planning and implementing strategies to enhance services, library collections and staff development
    • Develops and interprets policies and procedures with approval of Library Director
    • Prepares preliminary budget; tracks and monitors expenditures on an ongoing basis for youth services system-wide
    • Coordinates and implements system-wide collection development of all youth services materials. Purchases materials and supervises all print and non-print material acquisitions within branches. Researches and initiates new services and programs for Youth Services
    • Applies for grants and stipends in support of Youth Services
    • Plans and coordinates system-wide policies/growth as member of Executive Planning Committee with the Director and Branch Managers. Interviews, hires and supervises Youth Services staff, monitors and maintains performance levels of Youth Services staff
    • Coordinates and monitors implementation of story time programs, summer reading, special needs programming and other special events
    • Supervises system-wide printing of library publications for Youth Services; prepares and reviews publicity concerning Youth Services events
    • Conducts in-service training for library staff
    • Holds monthly meetings of Youth Services staff for exchange of information
    • Attends meetings of the Library Board, County Board of Supervisors, Friends of the Library, Mississippi Library Commission, and other meetings, as necessary
    • Represents library system at schools, community events or professional association meeting.
    • Prepares statistical reports as needed for library system.

    Salary & Benefits

    This is a full-time, non-exempt, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A comprehensive state benefits plan includes paid holidays and sick leave, health and life insurance, basic dental and vision insurance, state retirement, and deferred compensation.


    Posted: May 21, 2018                           


    Application Deadline:  Open until filled.


    Available: July 1, 2018


    Contact: Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application online at http://www.mclsms.org/employment.php or by mail to MCLS Director, 102 Priestley St., Canton, MS 39046.  

     

    Special Requirements:

    Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions:

    Due to the nature of working with children on a daily basis, this position requires physical effort in performing story-times and other youth services programs, such as puppet shows and reader’s theaters.

     

    Other requirements include the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in light work involving stooping and bending, and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs; moving from one area of the office to another; sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform skilled repetitive movements, such as the use of calculators or other office equipment and supplies. May require the ability to climb ladders or step stools, push or pull book carts, lift and carry books or move boxes of materials of considerable weight from one location to another. Tasks require visual perception, discrimination, and oral communications ability. Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

     

    This job description is subject to be changed by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

    Applicants will be required to fill out a complete and accurate MCLS job application. Resumes supported by transcripts, copies of degrees and continuous education certificates are helpful in our giving consideration to your full qualifications.

     

    Madison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The information contained in this email and/or attached document(s) is for the exclusive use of the individual(s) named above. This email may contain confidential, privileged and non-disclosable information. Any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the sender and do not necessarily represent those of the Madison County Library System.

     

  • 22 May 2018 10:51 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Technology Programming Specialist, Admin

     

    Basic Function:

    The Technology Programming Specialist, under the direction of the Madison County Library System Director, is in charge of all aspects of technology programming services to adults and youth for the library system. The Technology Programming Specialist participates in the planning, implementing, monitoring and budgeting of all technology programs, including the digital lab and bookmobile. This person works with all MCLS branches, as well as schools and community groups, to develop and expand the library system’s technology programming for adults and youth.  The Technology Programming Specialist is a member of the Executive Planning Committee, which is responsible for the development of policies, procedures, goals and objectives, and planning for the library system. This position may require occasional nights and Saturdays.

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school with experience in children and young adult services or similar education and experience required. Applicants actively working toward a MLIS at an accredited institution with at least two years of supervisory experience in libraries will be considered. Prefer 3 years of technology programming experience in services to youth and adults with demonstrated program development skills. An extensive knowledge of technology programming trends and services preferred.  Familiarity with Adobe software, Coding and CAD software a plus.  Also requires excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work with the public, familiarity with library databases, computer software, word processing and the Internet.

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge in all areas of technology programming services, in order to provide assistance and advice to patrons, staff, and library administration
    • Schedule and publicize programming, including the digital lab, under the direction of the MCLS Director
    • Teach and coordinate technology related classes for public and staff
    • Provide support and assistance to Children’s Specialists with their programs
    • Schedule additional outreach programs, including the bookmobile along with the Youth Services Director, throughout the year
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of the annual Summer Reading Program
    • Represent library system at schools, community groups and events
    • Attend staff meetings and share/exchange information with Youth Services staff
    • Participate in professional development workshops and seminars

     

    Salary & Benefits

    This is a full-time, non-exempt, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A comprehensive state benefits plan includes paid holidays and sick leave, health and life insurance, basic dental and vision insurance, state retirement, and deferred compensation.


    Posted: May 21, 2018                         


    Application Deadline:  Open until filled.


    Available: June 1, 2018


    Contact: Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application online at http://www.mclsms.org/employment.php or by mail to MCLS Director, 102 Priestley St., Canton, MS 39046.  

     

    Special Requirements:

    Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions:

    Due to the nature of working with children on a daily basis, this position requires physical effort in performing story-times and other youth services programs, such as puppet shows and reader’s theaters.

     

    Other requirements include the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in light work involving stooping and bending, and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs; moving from one area of the office to another; sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform skilled repetitive movements, such as the use of calculators or other office equipment and supplies. May require the ability to climb ladders or step stools, push or pull book carts, lift and carry books or move boxes of materials of considerable weight from one location to another. Tasks require visual perception, discrimination, and oral communications ability. Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

     

    This job description is subject to be changed by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

     

    Applicants will be required to fill out a complete and accurate MCLS job application. Resumes supported by transcripts, copies of degrees and continuous education certificates are helpful in our giving consideration to your full qualifications.

     

    Madison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 22 May 2018 8:07 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Jackson County Campus Library

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    Gautier, MS

     

    Needed:

    Adjunct Librarian

    Beginning May 29th

    19 hours a week

     

    Must have a MLS or MLIS.

     

    Basic duties will include assisting students, employees, and community members in person, by telephone, or email; shelving materials; shelf-reading and straightening; orientations; check-out/in materials. May include weeding and shifting of materials. Other duties as assigned.

     

    Please send a completed MGCCC Application for Employment (https://www.mgccc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Application-for-Employment.pdf) and resume to Lisa Rhodes – lisa.rhodes@mgccc.edu

  • 17 May 2018 4:04 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Outreach & Instructional Librarian - DeSoto Center - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined


    POSITION:  Outreach & Instructional Librarian QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science required; experience in academic libraries required with a preference for community college level experience; demonstrated competence in current learning resources technology; excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.


    RESPONSIBILITIES:  Plan, prepare, and present outreach programs for the library. Promote interest in the library and reading through book discussions, emails, and newsletters. Create displays to enhance the library experience and to promote use of library resources. Utilize the library’s various social media outlets. Conduct basic library tours or orientations. Conduct one-on-one research consultation with students & faculty. Collaborate with faculty to develop and teach instructional sessions for specific disciplines. Provide general reference to library users (via phone, text-message, in person) including questions related to the collection, equipment, policies and procedures. Assist the Head Librarian in the acquisition of new books. Participate in other collection management activities such as weeding, serials and database review. Assist with clearance, inventory, and annual report for the library. Participate in library staff and faculty development meetings. Maintain membership in professional organizations and associations.  Keep abreast of new developments in the profession.  Attend professional conferences and seminars. Maintain good working relations with faculty, staff, students and administration. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Librarian or the Administration. Conform to school policy as set down in the Policies and Procedures Manual.


    POSTED:  May 17, 2018


    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To Be Determined


    STARTING DATE:  August 2018


    SALARY & BENEFITS:  Based upon a 10-month contract and previous library experience.


    HOURS: 8:00 a.m-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)


    http://www.northwestms.edu/index.php/?page_id=1140

  • 11 May 2018 8:34 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Youth Services Librarian—The Saline County Library in Benton, Arkansas is seeking a new member for the vibrant and busy Youth Services Department. This position requires an outgoing and energetic person who loves planning and providing quality children’s programming with a focus on tweens. Your days will be spent performing puppetry and storytimes, conducting experiments and STEM programming, passing on a love for reading, and dreaming up innovative new services the library can offer to children and their caregivers. Master’s in Library Science required. Salary begins at $29,835 depending on experience.


    To apply, click here: https://www.salinecountylibrary.org/news/post/65/youth-services-librarian-position-open-at-herzfeld-library

  • 26 Apr 2018 9:49 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    New Mexico State Librarian

     

    The State Library of New Mexico, a Division in the Department of Cultural Affairs, seeks an enthusiastic advocate for libraries to fill the position of State Librarian. We seek a leader with experience and capacity building skills for librarians throughout a state with rural, urban, and Tribal libraries. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is one of the largest and most respected cultural affairs agencies in the nation. The DCA and the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) are in beautiful, historic Santa Fe – New Mexico’s heart of governmental, artistic, and cultural activities. The successful candidate will administer relevant and valued services to over 100 public and Tribal libraries in New Mexico and will generally promote an effective statewide library system.

     

    Culture and Innovation:  We seek an individual with knowledge of cultural sensitivities and best practices in working with Native American, Hispanic and rural populations. The State Librarian will advocate for and oversee the provision of services directly to New Mexico’s culturally diverse and special populations; and will foster positive and cooperative working relationships with other educational services and state and national library agencies. Understanding the roles of contemporary libraries in today’s societies, the State Librarian will move progressively toward a future with innovative programs and services while continuously evaluating and supporting those of value that currently exist. Partnerships: The State Librarian will have expansive partnering opportunities with other divisions within DCA including museum education programs and collections, preservation, arts, and archaeological programs. The State Librarian will foster positive and cooperative working relationships with educational institutions, the State Public Education Department, the Higher Education Department and state and national library agencies. The New Mexico State Library Commission advises the State Librarian on programs and services. The newly established New Mexico State Library Foundation raises funds and supports grants for the State Library. The State Librarian plays a leadership role in the New Mexico Library Association.

     

    Staff and Resources:  The New Mexico State Library has a staff of 38 full time employees and an annual budget of $5.7 million. The State Librarian will be responsible for rural Bookmobile service, administering grants-in-aid, library extension, books for the blind and physically handicapped, the Southwest Collection, the Tribal Libraries Program, development and consulting services statewide, and the State Documents depository program. The State Librarian will perform other duties as provided by the law and assure that NMSL meets all statutory requirements of the State of New Mexico. 

     

    The Successful Candidate: The demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of culturally diverse audiences will be essential to the candidate’s success as the State Librarian, as support of New Mexico public, rural, and Tribal libraries is central to the mission of the State Library; accordingly, some public or Tribal library experience will be preferred.  A strong and positive record in policy administration, strategic planning, budget planning and execution, capacity building, and personnel management is sought. The candidate will also possess the desire and ability to construct effective coalitions and to work successfully with legislative, governmental and other policy-making bodies. Knowledge and understanding of current library technologies are valuable assets an ideal candidate will bring to the position. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of culturally diverse audiences will be essential.

     

    Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program, eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in libraries that includes at least five (5) years of experience in library management and/or administration; a record of successful experience in policy administration, budgeting, and planning for a governmental entity; and demonstrated ability to direct an organization, evaluate program performance, and implement effective solutions to ensure ongoing program refinement and improvement.

     

    Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-$90,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

    Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Michael Delello, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 

     

    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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  • 26 Apr 2018 9:49 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Director, Kanawha County Public Library (Charleston, WV)

    Charleston, the capital of the State of West Virginia, is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on the banks of the Kanawha River. Charleston has both small town charm and plenty of urban amenities. The city teems with restaurants, night life, live music, performance theater, galleries, and public art. It also is the gateway to world-class recreation including whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, biking, skiing, and zip-lining.

    The Kanawha County Public Library provides services to about 225,000 residents of the City of Charleston, Kanawha County, and Putnam County through a main library, nine branch libraries, and a mobile library. Plans are underway for a significant expansion and renovation at the main library.

    Please visit www.johnkeister.com/kanawha for details and to apply. We welcome and encourage inquiries.

    For full consideration, please apply by May 25. Salary $105,000 or higher, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

    John Keister & Associates
    Executive Search for Libraries
    www.johnkeister.com
    847-955-0541

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