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  • 20 Apr 2018 11:07 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION: 

    The McWherter Library at the University of Memphis is looking for a Research and Instructional Services (RIS) Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure track position.  This position is one member of the team of library faculty and staff who provide information assistance to individuals and groups of library users. S/he participates in providing direct user assistance at the Research and Information Services Desk and also participates in the User Instruction program. S/he participates in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction related programs and services that enhance user awareness of and access to library resources. The RIS Librarian is a member of the Research and Instructional Services Department and participates fully in the programs and services of that department. As a member of the faculty, he/she also participates in the University Libraries’ Collection Development Program, serves as library liaison to assigned department(s), serves on committees and task forces, and maintains an appropriate research and publication agenda.


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    This is a 12- month, tenure track, faculty position that requires an ALA- accredited Master’s Degree and appropriate, relevant library work experience.


    ABOUT MEMPHIS:

    Memphis is a fun, innovative, historic, and growing city with a lot of offer.   With it's low-cost of living, there are many unique qualities that invites all types of people to live in the city of the blues and BBQ!   Memphis is known for it's grit and grind attitude as well as for it's beautiful setting on the Mississippi River.


    TO APPLY:

    If interested, visit https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/18670 to apply today!

  • 18 Apr 2018 10:51 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The East Mississippi Regional Library System would like to announce the position of Library Director, the administrative head of the two-county library system. The Director plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and reviews the library’s resources, services, and programs.

     

    Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, OR a Bachelor’s degree and willingness to acquire a MLS from ALA-accredited library school within three years, and at least three years of progressively responsible library experience, preferably with at least one year in a supervisory capacity, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Salary range is $ 40,000 to $ 50,000, negotiable based on experience and skill levels. Benefits include personal/medical leave, state holidays, state health & life insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System.

     

    To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: East Mississippi Regional Library System • ATTN: Director Search Committee • 116 Water Street Quitman, MS 39355.

    Deadline to apply is May 11th, 2018.

     

    For more information, visit http://emrl.lib.ms.us/about-us/directorsearch.

  • 17 Apr 2018 3:35 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Director of Library Services

    Founded in 1873 as a Christian liberal arts college and affiliated since 1920 with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, Blue Mountain College seeks applications and nominations for a Director of Library Services beginning Fall, 2018.

    Blue Mountain College seeks faculty and staff who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to assist students in developing intellectual integrity, academic excellence, social awareness and Christian character. Blue Mountain College is located in the hills of Northeast Mississippi approximately 35 miles from Tupelo and 65 miles from Memphis, Tennessee in a small village, which bears the same name -Blue Mountain.

    Responsibilities:
    The Director of Library Services performs the administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning and delivering the highest quality of library services. Other responsibilities include: coordinating with the Librarian for Collection Management in overseeing the daily operation of the Guyton Library, including coordinating the responsibilities of library staff, student workers, and volunteers; coordinating with the Librarian for Collection Management in identifying and completing special and/or long-term projects; preparing an annual library budget in consultation with Librarian for Collection Management; updating the Library web pages; and updating computers and requesting services from the Director of Information Technology Services.

    Qualifications:
    MLS from an ALA accredited library and information science program and adequate and appropriate professional experience; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to deal tactfully with the public, and displays a commitment to public service; knowledge of best practices and current trends in the provision of library services; understanding of current issues in academic librarianship; demonstrated commitment to the profession; comprehensive understanding of the technology-driven information environment; experience with library information systems; ability to involve total staff in decision-making responsibilities and activities; and willingness to devote mental and physical efforts necessary to maximize the most efficient usage of all library resources.

    Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, benefits including medical insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and free tuition to BMC for employees and their dependents.

    TO APPLY: Please submit a completed BMC employment application along with CV, transcripts copies and evidence of quality teaching performance to Dr. Sharon Enzor, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610 or by email senzor@bmc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

  • 29 Mar 2018 3:04 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    DIRECTOR

    Carnegie Public Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County

    Clarksdale, MS

     

    Description:  Carnegie Public Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County Administrative Board of Trustees seeks a creative and innovative Library Director who can continue to grow a vibrant public library system.  The successful applicant must be enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service oriented with excellent traditional library skills, as well as, the ability to effectively use technologies.

     

    Situated in northwest area of state known as the Mississippi Delta, Coahoma County, Mississippi is a short drive to Oxford, Memphis, Little Rock, and Jackson.  Considered the home of the Blues, the county has a mild climate, an amazingly rich history, and numerous leisure opportunities. 

     

    The Library System consists of one (1) library facility; a collection of 80,000 items and a service area population of approximately 24,000.

                                                                                                          

    Responsibilities:  • Report to ten-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees • Supervise 11 full and part-time employees • Develop, revise, and administer library policy • Perform hands-on grants management from writing to managing to reporting; E-Rate filings; and federal & state grants • Oversee materials collection, automated library system, and public access computers • Perform public service functions as needed • Manage annual budget • Oversee building repair/ maintenance • Use state Accreditation Program benchmarks to guide long-range planning and service delivery efforts • Implement technological innovations and other 21st Century library services to meet changing needs of residents • Develop and deliver library programming throughout county • Establish & maintain professional library relationships • Participate in local service organizations and other community groups • Maintain and further develop positive relationships with officials in city & county

     

    Job Requirements: 

    • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school
      OR
    • Bachelor’s degree and agree to acquire MLS from ALA-accredited library school within three (3) years
    • Strong interpersonal skills.  Demonstrated leadership skills.  Self-motivated. Creative. Strong oral and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products and Quick Book.  Experience in maintenance of websites/blogs/ social network.   Dependable personal transportation
    • Experience with APOLLO library automation software and technology essential.
    • Frequent travel to community activities throughout System.  Travel to library-related continuing education programs and conferences.
    • Preferred:   At least two (2) years of progressively responsible library experience and supervisory background. Reside in Coahoma County.

     

    Salary:  Range $45,000 to $55,000, negotiable based on credentials & experience.

     

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

     

    Submit:  Cover letter, resume, three (3) professional references with contact information, and statement of public library service philosophy to ssmithconsultms@gmail.com.  DEADLINE for receipt of applications:  May 21, 2018.

     

    Carnegie Public Library of Clarksdale and Coahoma County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 07 Mar 2018 5:46 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The L. Zenobia Coleman Library at historic Tougaloo College invites applications for the position of Assistant Librarian.  This is a full-time position and will include some evening and weekend hours.

     

    Deadline: Open until filled

     

    Please visit https://www.tougaloo.edu/sites/default/files/jobs/asstlibrarian2017.pdf for the full job description and application instructions.

     

    Susan Springer, MLS

    Director of Library Services 

    Coleman Library

    Tougaloo College

    500 West County Line Road, Tougaloo, MS 39174

     

  • 07 Mar 2018 5:36 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Jackson-George Regional Library System

    Career Ladder Position – Librarian II – Gautier Branch Manager

       

    Position:                      Librarian II – Gautier Branch Manager

     

    Available:                   Open until filled.

     

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

    A.        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

     

    1.         A Masters’ degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate school.

    2.         Three years successful professional public library experience, with at least one year in a supervisory position.

    3.         Effective oral and written communication skills.

    4.         Demonstrated commitment to customer service, community involvement, networking, resource sharing, staff development and in-service training.

    5.         Knowledge of current technologies available to library staff and patrons.

    6.         Knowledge of integrated library systems and recent experience using them.

    7.         Active membership in one or more library-related professional organizations.

    8.         Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

     

    SALARY/BENEFITS: The hiring salary range is $40,000-$45,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.

     

    WORK HOURS:  37.5 hour work week; normal work schedule may include day, evening and rotating Friday/Saturday hours.

     

    DUTIES:

    1.            Responsible for the management, supervision and development of the Library.

    2.            Work with branch and system staff to develop a series of programs for various age groups and the general public to be presented at the library throughout the year.

    3.            Develop awareness and understanding of community concerns, issues, and interests.  Become involved in the community, with active membership in at least one major civic organizations serving residents of the local community.

    4.            Responsible for maintenance of facilities and grounds, working with the facilities maintenance manager to develop and implement plans when assistance beyond those available through the regular library custodial staff is required.

    5.            Organize, train, direct, schedule, motivate and evaluate paid and volunteer personnel.

    6.            Analyze personnel, budget, services, equipment and facility needs and problems and recommend cost-effective and efficient solutions appropriately.

    7.            Plan and perform materials selection, weeding, and other collection development activities, in accordance with established policies.

    8.            Conduct orientation and other training, re-training and cross training programs for personnel as needed.

    9.            Communicate, model, and implement approved policies and procedures in a timely and effective manner.

    10.          Serve as the primary liaison with JGRLS administrative staff.

    11.          Prepare forms and reports as needed, scheduled or requested, including purchase orders, monthly schedules, branch statistics, requests for public relations services, and inventory reports and other reports as needed.

    12.          Closely monitor expenditures of all departments and staff supervised.

    13.          Support the activities of the Friends and other groups working to support the Library and/or JGRLS.

    14.          Stay current with developments in the field of librarianship through professional reading, association memberships, and attendance at professional workshops and conference and participation in in-house and online training as requested.

    15.          Schedule and conduct regular branch staff meetings.

     

    TO APPLY:  Candidates meeting MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS must submit a formal letter of application to Pamela Armstrong, Assistant Director, HR & Branch Services, (parmstrong@jgrls.org). 

     

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

     

     

     

  • 07 Mar 2018 5:24 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Director @ Washington County Library (Greenville, MS)


    Position: Director


    Library/City: Washington County Library


    Date Posted: February 13, 2018


    Date Expires: Open until filled


    Date Available: July 1, 2018


    Responsibilities: The Library Director works with a five member Administrative board in overseeing the operation of the library system and supervision of the library staff.  The Director prepares and oversees the library system's budget.  The Director is responsible for the hiring and training of library staff, library operations, services and programs.  The Library Director also is advocate for the library in the local and state communities.


    Requirements:

    • American Library Association accredited master's Degree in Library and Information Science
    • Supervisory experience required
    • Public Library experience is preferred

    Salary & Benefits

    Salary is based upon experience.  Benefits include personal/medical leave, health and life insurance, retirement and cafeteria plan


    Contact

    Board of Trustees, Washington county Library System, 341 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701


    Location (Library or institution name):

    Washington County Library System, 341 Main Street, Greenville,MS 38701


    Place/Environment: The Washington County Library System is headquartered in Greenville, MS. Greenville is located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and is home to the Delta Blues Festival and the Hot Tamale Festival.

  • 06 Mar 2018 11:26 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Library Director

    Choctaw County Library System

     

    Description:

    Choctaw County Library System Administrative Board of Trustees seeks a creative and inventive Library Director who is looking to develop a new vibrant public library system in Ackerman, MS. The Board of Trustees are searching for a self-starter with a passion for improving literacy and computer skills for a diverse rural community. 

     

    Leadership, interpersonal, and team-building skills are essential, as are the ability to analyze community needs and develop programs to meet those needs. A successful applicant must be passionate, innovative, and public service oriented with excellent library and technology skills to meet growing needs of the public.

     

    Responsibilities:
    Report to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees. Supervise two part-time employees. This position acts as the primary employee for the Library system. The Library Director will serve in an administrative capacity and as the head librarian. This position oversees the materials collection, automated library system, and public access computers. Perform public service functions in the branch. Manage annual budget. Develop and deliver library programming. Apply for public and private grants. Compile library statistics and maintain proper records management. Build positive relationships with local governing officials in cities & county. Develop relationships with local community organizations, and public schools to improve children and young adult services. Oversee building repair and maintenance. Use state Accreditation Program benchmarks to guide long-range planning. Implement technological innovations and other 21st Century library services to meet changing needs of Choctaw County residents.

     

    Requirements:

    · Master’s degree in Library Science from American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school.

    · Strong interpersonal skills. Self-motivated. Creative. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office products. Experience in maintenance of websites and social network. Dependable personal transportation.

    ·Residence in Choctaw County or relocation within six (6) months of employment.

    · Travel to library-related continuing education programs and conferences.

    · Library experience and supervisory background strongly preferred.

    · Preferred qualifications: Experience in public libraries, budget management, and programming for children and young adults.

     

    Benefits:

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

     

    Available:
    5/1/18; Apply with cover letter, resume, and statement of public library service philosophy to: “Director Search” Choctaw County Library System Email: choctawcountylibraryboard@gmail.com.

     

    DEADLINE: March 31, 2018

     

    Place/Environment:
    Choctaw County Library System is headquartered in Ackerman, MS. The Library System consists of one library branch; a shared integrated library system; and a service population of approximately 8,500 residents.

     

    The residents of Ackerman are friendly and full of small town southern charm. Don’t be alarmed if someone waves, nods or says hello and you don’t know them. That’s part of the southern hospitality in this town. It is a place where everyone knows everyone. Ackerman is the largest of the three towns in Choctaw County and serves as the county seat. Ackerman is located an hour away from: Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Holmes Community College, and East Mississippi Community College. Ackerman is an ideal location for those looking for the beauty of small town life, but with easy access to the surrounding areas of Starkville, Columbus, and Grenada.
  • 05 Mar 2018 12:37 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Jackson-George Regional Library System

    Career Ladder Position – Librarian II – Gautier Branch Manager

     

     

    Position:                      Librarian II – Gautier Branch Manager

     

    Available:                   Open until filled.

     

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

    A.        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

     

    1.         A Masters’ degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate school.

    2.         Three years successful professional public library experience, with at least one year in a supervisory position.

    3.         Effective oral and written communication skills.

    4.         Demonstrated commitment to customer service, community involvement, networking, resource sharing, staff development and in-service training.

    5.         Knowledge of current technologies available to library staff and patrons.

    6.         Knowledge of integrated library systems and recent experience using them.

    7.         Active membership in one or more library-related professional organizations.

    8.         Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

     

    SALARY/BENEFITS: The hiring salary range is $40,000-$45,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.

     

    WORK HOURS:  37.5 hour work week; normal work schedule may include day, evening and rotating Friday/Saturday hours.

     

    DUTIES:

    1.            Responsible for the management, supervision and development of the Library.

    2.            Work with branch and system staff to develop a series of programs for various age groups and the general public to be presented at the library throughout the year.

    3.            Develop awareness and understanding of community concerns, issues, and interests.  Become involved in the community, with active membership in at least one major civic organizations serving residents of the local community.

    4.            Responsible for maintenance of facilities and grounds, working with the facilities maintenance manager to develop and implement plans when assistance beyond those available through the regular library custodial staff is required.

    5.            Organize, train, direct, schedule, motivate and evaluate paid and volunteer personnel.

    6.            Analyze personnel, budget, services, equipment and facility needs and problems and recommend cost-effective and efficient solutions appropriately.

    7.            Plan and perform materials selection, weeding, and other collection development activities, in accordance with established policies.

    8.            Conduct orientation and other training, re-training and cross training programs for personnel as needed.

    9.            Communicate, model, and implement approved policies and procedures in a timely and effective manner.

    10.          Serve as the primary liaison with JGRLS administrative staff.

    11.          Prepare forms and reports as needed, scheduled or requested, including purchase orders, monthly schedules, branch statistics, requests for public relations services, and inventory reports and other reports as needed.

    12.          Closely monitor expenditures of all departments and staff supervised.

    13.          Support the activities of the Friends and other groups working to support the Library and/or JGRLS.

    14.          Stay current with developments in the field of librarianship through professional reading, association memberships, and attendance at professional workshops and conference and participation in in-house and online training as requested.

    15.          Schedule and conduct regular branch staff meetings.

     

    TO APPLY:  Candidates meeting MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS must submit a formal letter of application to Pamela Armstrong, Assistant Director, HR & Branch Services, (parmstrong@jgrls.org). 

     

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • 30 Jan 2018 1:51 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Lower School Librarian


    Position Description – January 2018


    St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a diverse and thriving PK3-12 independent school in Mississippi's capital city with exciting academic and global studies programs, invites applications for a Lower School Librarian.


    Spanning seven grade levels (PK3 through fourth grade) and housed on its own campus with approximately 500 students and 50 faculty, St. Andrew’s Lower School is a lively center for learning through development of the whole child. The curriculum builds on skills developed in pre-K and kindergarten, and uses an active, hands-on approach that makes learning exciting and fun. Instruction by specialists in world languages, science, art, music, physical education, technology, and “making” complements a strong core of language arts, social studies, and mathematics. Lower School classes are kept purposefully small, ensuring thorough attention for every child.


    The Lower School Librarian will collaborate with the Technology Integrationist, faculty, and staff in coordinating STEAM and Project Based Learning (PBL) initiatives. The librarian will explore different subject areas with elementary-aged students, collaborate effectively across grade-levels and departments, and inspire students to read, question, research, and learn. S/he will promote a culture of reading and create a warm and inviting library space for all. The librarian also will cultivate critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through student-centered, differentiated instruction and help prepare students to function in our increasingly dynamic, interconnected world.


    In keeping with the characteristics of excellence for all St. Andrew's faculty and staff, strong candidates for this position will be professional, self-driven, team-oriented, life-long learners who pursue excellence and contribute positively to the life of the school. They will embrace fully the school's mission and will be able to communicate effectively with varied constituencies. Exhibiting flexibility, patience, and a good sense of humor, they also will be growth-oriented, passionate about teaching, technologically savvy, and enthusiastic about working with young children.


    Preferred qualifications for this position include the following: • a graduate degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited program; • background in education and teaching or school library experience; • knowledge of current children's literature and an ability to curate a diverse, current, extensive, and relevant children’s collection; • awareness of trends in school librarianship and current educational research; • a history of collaboration, teamwork, and empathy with students, families, teachers, and staff.


    Reporting to the Director of Libraries, this position includes the following responsibilities: • manage the two Lower School library spaces, including a new Early Childhood library and a state of the art Discovery Center; • select, catalog, and circulate library materials using Follett Destiny; • work with the Head of the Lower School and other staff to meet curricular and program goals; • collaborate with the Director of Libraries to plan strategies for reaching library objectives and to administer the library budget; • SOUTH CAMPUS | PK-3 TO GRADE 4 | 4120 OLD CANTON ROAD | JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI 39216 | TEL 601.987.9300 | FAX 601.987.9324 NORTH CAMPUS | GRADES 9 TO 12 | 370 OLD AGENCY ROAD | RIDGELAND, MISSISSIPPI 39157| TEL 601.853.6000 | FAX 601.853.6001 ADMINISTRATION |TEL 601.853.6000 | FAX 601.853.6001 | WWW.GOSAINTS.ORG • plan and implement meaningful experiences for PK3 through 4th grade that will promote a lifelong love of reading, inquiry, and learning; • serve on the Lower School STEAM Team and take a prominent role in coordinating PBL across all seven grade levels.


    This is a full-time, twelve-month position scheduled to begin in July 2018. As both an Equal Opportunity Employer and an institution explicitly committed to nurturing a diverse community, St. Andrew’s does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of the protected categories of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status in its employment practices or hiring practices. The school encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in independent schools. St. Andrew’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including extensive professional development and travel opportunities. More information about the school is available at www.gosaints.org.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing the characteristics and responsibilities specified above, a current CV or résumé, a copy of higher education transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice initially), and a list of at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted electronically as PDFs and emailed to hr@gosaints.org, specifying "Lower School Librarian" in the subject line.


        

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