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  • Monday, January 30, 2023 7:32 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Library-Specialist-I-MS-38677/968936800/


    Location: University, MS, US, 38677

    Department:  Library (10000816)

    Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)


    Note for Current UM Employees

    Current employees must apply internally via connectU > connectu.olemiss.edu


    Definition of Class

    This position performs advanced level duties associated with overseeing a functional area within a library department or unit. The incumbent assists and instructs patrons and library staff with general and extensive queries, applies fundamental knowledge of multiple standards, policies and procedures, and maintains accurate and detailed records.


    Examples of Work Performed

    • Provides access to a diverse user community by managing catalog records for physical and electronic resources.
    • Performs daily behind-the-scenes work. Does not have public service point responsibilities.
    • Unpacks, checks in, and processes new materials from Government Publishing Office (GPO).
    • Downloads and edits bibliographic records individually and in batches.
    • Physically checks library shelves for holdings and replaces items that have been updated.
    • Catalogs and processes older materials including maps, microfiche, and legacy media.
    • Processes gifts designated for the Library's Centers of Excellence, a comprehensive collection of documents from the IRS, the Small Business Administration, and the Commission on Civil Rights.
    • Cross-trains with members of Metadata and Digital Initiatives.
    • Updates and manages detailed and complex records in database(s).
    • Creates consistent data for complex and/or original records using a template.
    • Processes collections according to established standards.
    • Provides input on policies, procedures, and issues.
    • Modifies existing discovery points such as call numbers/SuDOC numbers as needed.
    • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.


    Essential Functions

    These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

    1. Assists and instructs patrons and library staff with general and extensive queries under general supervision.
    2. Applies fundamental knowledge of multiple standards, policies and procedures.
    3. Performs advanced level duties under general supervision.


    Minimum Education/Experience

    Education:
    Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

     

    AND


    Experience:
    Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.

     

    Substitution Statement:  Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.


    Salary/Wage Information

    To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.


    EEO Statement

    The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


    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.


    Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi


    To Apply: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Library-Specialist-I-MS-38677/968936800/



  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:01 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Opening - Acquisitions Specialist

     

    The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Acquisitions Specialist.


    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Please attach a cover letter and transcripts to application.  Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting and continue until position is filled.


    Job Summary
    Responsible for ordering and receiving for firm orders and serials.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

    1.  Responsible for submitting orders for new library materials as well as ongoing serials and subscriptions in multiple formats (monographic, electronic, audiovisual, etc.). Tasks include, but are not limited to: Receives order requests, verifies holding information in local bibliographic database to avoid ordering unnecessary duplicate items, sends order requests to vendors or publishers via EDI, email or fax; Requests vendor information for new vendors (W-9’s, Vendor registration information) - sends that information to acquisitions supervisor; Performs all special handling order requests such as rush, out-of-print special orders and Interlibrary Loan requests, and monitors funds appropriated for orders during ordering cycle and informs acquisitions supervisor of any issues involving funds and ordering; Maintains records and statistics of materials ordered, and assists in training for using acquisitions and vendor ordering tools and websites, including setup on vendor websites.


    2.  Uses the University’s procurement card for purchases of library materials.  Will act as a purchasing agent on behalf of the University and is ultimately responsible for charges made and responsible for ensuring each purchase complies with all University and department guidelines and policies.  Must maintain the P-card in a secure location at all times.  Obtains itemized invoices for every purchase made and provides them to acquisitions supervisor no later than 24 hours after each order.  Ensures tax is not charged on the purchase; makes acquisitions supervisor aware of any billing errors or problems with the vendor as soon as possible.


    3. Receives all formats of ordered materials, which includes monographs and subscription titles. Compares received items to order record to ensure correct title was supplied by vendor; compares invoice to order record to ensure correct price, title and format was invoiced.  Completes receiving actions in system for each item; submits received invoice to acquisitions supervisor for payment.


    4. Performs other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications 

    At least two years of education in business or related field or two years of related work experience; or combination of education and work experience.


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    ·  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

    ·  Basic knowledge and skill in maneuvering within Windows-based software applications. 

    ·  Basic knowledge and skill on Internet browsers and search engines to access web sites. 

    ·  Basic knowledge and skill of using email to send and receive correspondence. 

    ·  Skill in timely communication and providing effective feedback.
    Must be detail-oriented and timely with all required notes, files and documentation.


    Preferred Qualifications  

    One to two years of experience working in library technical services department. Two years of experience in a business acquisitions department.

     

    If you have questions about this position, please contact Diana Simpson at diana.simpson@usm.edu

     

    To apply for this position, go to https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3238&site=1

     

    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 across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 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 large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 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 more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 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.

  • Friday, January 20, 2023 8:31 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    For more information on how to apply and downloading the application, please go to https://hattlibrary.org/employment/

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:08 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Deputy Director, Jackson Hinds Library System


    Monday, December 12, 2022


    The Jackson/Hinds Library System is “a great place to work!  We are looking for a professional to help to shape the future of the Jackson Hinds Library System as the head of public service. We are looking or a passionate leader with experience in managing library services, programs, partnerships, and community outreach in a multi-branch library system.

    The Jackson-Hinds Library System (JHLS), Jackson, MS, one of the largest systems in the state of Mississippi, invites applicants for the position of Deputy Director. JHLS serves a population of 222, 679 (in 2022) and 15 full-service branches; a staff of 75 full-time employees.  A 14-member Administrative Board appointed by the city county officials governs JHLS.


    Jackson is the capital of the state of Mississippi.  The Deputy Director is a direct report to Executive Director, Floyd Council.


    Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited MLS required, with additional degree or course work in

      management preferred.

    • Five years of progressively responsible professional public library

     experience, five of which include multiple branch management or

     supervisory responsibilities.

    • Effective management, project management, and leadership ability.

    • Successful record in Public Service budgetary planning.

    • Knowledge of current library technology and social media platforms.

    • Knowledge of collection development.

    • Experience in strategic planning and able to lead public service under

       three areas of focus for community, education, and digital life:

    1. Community: The Jackson Hinds Library System will serve as the most trusted community place in the City of Jackson and Hinds County right behind places of faith.
    2. Education: The Jackson Hinds Library System will serve as the principal education partner with the Jackson Public School System, the Hinds County School District, and the everyday people school of life in Jackson and Hinds County.
    3. Digital Life: The Jackson Hinds Library System will transform from a traditional public library system into a new information technology driven 21st Century Library System with use of partnerships and technology based resources to support citizens of Jackson/Hinds with connectivity, technology learning culture, home office support at the library, and free mobile devices that bring the world to patrons inside and outside of our library buildings.


    Compensation:

    Full benefits package; starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

     

    How to apply:  Application deadline: Open until filled

    Send an online application, cover letter, resume, three references,

    and a brief statement of public library service philosophy should be mailed or emailed to:

     

    Jackson-Hinds Library System

    300 North State Street

    Jackson, MS 39201

     

    Or via e-mail to:

     

    ljgascoff@jhlibrary.org in PDF form (preferred method)

    See a list of other opportunities at JHLS. The website is located at www.jhlibrary.org


    "A City/County with Soul is a City/County with a Great Library System.”

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 12:12 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Student Success Librarian

    Augusta University Libraries

    Rank:  Instructor

    Anticipated start date:   


    Overall

    Reporting to the Director of Reese Library, the Student Success Librarian is charged with enhancing the information literacy program for undergraduate core courses, and reporting Student Learning Outcomes’ assessment information related to the program. A key aspect of this position is expanding the program and communicating its effectiveness to stakeholders. The Student Success Librarian works collaboratively with other library staff, liaison librarians, Directors, and the Dean to develop and implement the Augusta University Libraries’ outreach, marketing, and community engagement priorities. 

     

    Job Duties:

    • Develop and expand first- and second-year student engagement initiatives, including scheduling, teaching, and assessing information literacy programs for those students (ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, COMM 1110, etc.).
    • Develop and evaluate tools to measure library faculty and staff’s impact on student learning objectives.
    • Report data on library instruction, reference, and research activities to appropriate stakeholders.
    • Provide reference/research assistance both in-person and virtually.
    • Coordinate and participate in libraries’ outreach activities.
    • Coordinate monthly/programmatic libraries’ displays.
    • Actively participate in community outreach programs.  
    • Lead libraries marketing initiatives.  
    • Identify, develop, and enhance collection areas of strength to support current and future teaching and research needs.
    • Seek innovative methods to engage with students, faculty, and the CSRA community.

    Required KSA:

    • MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution.  
    • Ability to collect and report on statistical data.
    • Organizational and analytical skills.
    • Ability to foster and develop collaborations with partners within and outside of the library organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Dedication to the principles of diversity, equity, an inclusion as part of a university culture that fosters equitable access to opportunity

    Preferred KSA:

    • Record of providing library instruction to individuals and groups.
    • Record of creating library exhibits and providing programming for assessment.
    • Experience working effectively with diverse user groups.

    Minimum Requirements

    Master's degree from an accredited college or university in library science from ALA accredited program.

    OR

    Receipt of degree from an accredited college or university by June 30, 2023. 

    This is a three-year limited-term position with the possibility of permanent status dependent upon the successful implementation of student success initiatives.

    Application instructions can be found here.


  • 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. 

  • 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 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.

        

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