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Library Director, Grandview Library, WA

 

 

 

Opening Date: 09/30/2022

 

Closing Date: 02/01/2023

 

Job Description: The City of Grandview, Washington, is seeking a progressive, collaborative, and dynamic individual with excellent communication skills to serve as its Library Director. The position is responsible for the management of a joint use library for the City of Grandview and Yakima Valley College (YVC) located on the YVC Grandview Campus. Job duties include, but are not limited to, budget preparation and oversight, supervision of personnel, collection development, and community relations.
Desired Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited school, with previous experience in library administration, including supervisory experience. Compensation is up to $6,550 monthly, plus an excellent benefit package.

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: $6550 monthly
Hours per week: 8
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Anita Palacios
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): www.grandview.wa.us

 

Library Director,  Ross 7 Elizabeth Bay Monticello Public Library, Monticello, IA

Opening Date: 09/28/2022

Closing Date: 10/31/2022

The Director will provide leadership and serve as the library’s primary public representative. The Director, under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, is expected to represent the library within the community, develop collections, manage staff and volunteers, act as a liaison to the Friends of the Library, maintain library facilities, provide budgeting information and ensure daily operations of the library remain within budget guidelines. This is a full-time position, including some nights and Saturdays. Job description available here: https://www.monticello.lib.ia.us/employment

Desired Qualifications: Required: A minimum of two (2) years related experience and/or training.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in Library Science* *If no MLS, must obtain Public Library Director Certificate through the State Library of Iowa within 2 years of hire.

 

Salary / pay rate: Salary of $38,000 to $45,000, DOQ
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Russ Farnum
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected] 319-465-3577
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.monticello.lib.ia.us/employment

Library Director, Marion County Library System, Marion, SC

 

Opening Date: 09/22/2022

 

Closing Date: 10/31/2022

 

Job Description: The Marion County Library System and its Board of Trustees are currently seeking an experienced, forward thinking, strategic leader as its next Library Director. The perfect candidate will not only be responsible for overall operations of the library system, but will also champion the next phase of growth through an up and coming, highly anticipated renovation and expansion of its Marion branch, a stunning 1905 Carnegie Library that serves as the heart of the community. Nestled in the beautiful, predominantly rural northeastern area of South Carolina, Marion County boasts small town southern charm, all within an hours drive to Myrtle Beach and a two hours drive to picturesque Charleston, South Carolina. The library system provides services to Marion County’s 30,000 residents via 3 branches, 2 satellite branches, and a Bookmobile.Marion County Library System operates under a governing Board of Trustees, and reports to the South Carolina State Library, and the Marion County Council, and other agencies that may be required. Comprehensive experience working with small local governments is highly desired. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:-Responsible for all aspects of library operations, including budget forecasting and preparation-Provides forward thinking leadership to library staff inline with organization's mission-Acts as an integral component of the construction process, overseeing the facility expansion project-Hires, trains, and motivates all library personnel-Oversight of library’s technology platforms-Community engagement on behalf of the library-Implementation of policies and the ability to uphold the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community.
Desired Qualifications: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Must have an MLIS from an ALA accredited programPreferably 5 years of increasingly responsible leadership and management experience in a library, with at least 3 of those years consisting of budgeting, planning, and supervising staff. Excellent written and oral communication skillsFamiliarity with current and future library technology and trendsSC driver’s license (or obtained within 6 months if out of state)Must pass a pre-employment drug testPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Long term management expertisePublic relations experienceFundraising and grant writing knowledgeFamiliarity with Government Accounting Best PracticesProficiency in Quickbooks Online or similar software

 

 

 

Salary / pay rate: Salary to be commensurate with experience; Excellent South Carolina state benefits.
Hours per week: 38
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

 

 

Contact Name: Haley Tucker
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hioRKasazvpDi34nV5_KuMSR3HFel_Llm0i2NlSwkaQ/edit?usp=sharing

 

Library Associate, Brier Library, Sno-Isle Libraries

 

Online application link for the Library Associate position in the Brier Library:

 

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=7DCA7393E0FCBDDD24786ED549B71F9E&fromClientSide=true

 

Closing Date: October 7, 2022, 9:59 p.m.                 

$27.09 - $37.12 Hourly

The Library Associate performs skilled paraprofessional library support services at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to the Library District's effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone. This position will have an emphasis in children’s and family programming and services.

This position will work Tuesday - Saturday, including occasional Mondays as needed, and may include morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.

Essential Functions

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
  2. Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.
  3. Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.
  4. Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.
  5. Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.
  6. Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
  7. Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.
  8. Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  9. May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.
  10. Travel from one work site to another as staffing needs require.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Make presentations to the public as assigned.
  2. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  3. Train new staff as needed.
  4. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  5. Assist with special projects as required.
  6. Participate on committees or teams as assigned.
  7. May serve as the volunteer coordinator of a community library.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

Positions of the class typically report to a Library Manager, Assistant Library Manager, or Library Circulation Supervisor. Although direct supervision is not a normal part of the position's work, incumbents may be designated as lead people to provide work direction to coworkers or volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  3. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of library resources, programs, and services.
  6. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
  7. Strong customer service skills.
  8. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  9. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  11. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  12. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the public and co-workers.
  14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be acquired by a combination of experience and education including:

  1. College-level education or specialized training such as library science, presenting programs, or other profession-based subject areas.
  2. Two years of experience providing direct customer service.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

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

Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases. Incumbents may frequently move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds, including transfer of books and other materials to carts or shelves of varying heights. Incumbents may be required to move carts of books and other materials about the building for extended periods of time. Incumbents are required operate computers and may frequently remain stationary at one workstation for extended periods of time.

The incumbent must regularly communicate with coworkers and members of the public. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

Incumbents may travel to various sites in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions. To accomplish this travel, the incumbent must be able to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to make independent arrangements for such transportation.

The following supplemental questions will be asked during the application process:

  1. Describe your experience in providing technical assistance in computer hardware and software.
  2. Describe your experience in creating programs and presenting information to groups of people.
  3. Describe your experience providing direct customer service, including specific examples.
  4. Describe your experience navigating web databases and the techniques used for researching and accessing those resources.
  5. Describe your experience being in charge of a building or facility.
  6. Describe any college education and/or any additional post-secondary instruction and training you have had, including the major or program(s) of study.

 

District Director, Umatilla County Special Library District, Pendleton, OR

Opening Date: 09/23/2022

Closing Date: 10/24/2022

The purpose of the position is to administer the operations of the UCSLD and support and ensure the provision of excellent library services in Umatilla County by working in partnership with the 11 member libraries and one contract library. The desired results of the position include:•District Director – The UCSLD operates efficiently, effectively and within the laws of the State of Oregon and the approved policies of the UCSLD Board of Directors.•Secretary to the Board – The UCSLD Board of Directors has access to up-to-date information and knowledge in order to fulfill the requirements of their elected positions.•Development Consultant – Library partners of the UCSLD have timely access to knowledgeable consulting services, well organized training and shared information in an atmosphere of outstanding customer service.•Professional development – Residents and partners of the UCSLD have an awareness of new and emerging trends, best practices and legal issues facing libraries.

Desired Qualifications: Education and Experience:•MLIS/MLS with three plus years in Library/District administration with supervisory and relationship building experience is required.•Three years or more experience in developing and administering a public funds budget with local controls is required.•Education, knowledge and experience in all aspects of public library service, including early childhood literacy, is required.•Experience in community outreach and engagement, developing partnerships and working with diverse stakeholders is required.•Ability to read, write, speak and understand Spanish, preferred but not required. Special Requirements: Valid Drivers’ License, acceptable driving record, and ability to meet the UCSLD’s driving standards.

 

Salary / pay rate: $65,000 – $75,000 – dependent on qualifications. Regular cost of living increases, potential for future increases, and a generous benefits package are provided.
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Erin McCusker
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected] 541-276-6449
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.ucsld.org/employment-opportunity

 

Technical Services Manager, Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO

 

The Technical Services Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the Technical Services Department including resource sharing, cataloging, and collection development. This position shares responsibility for the operation of the library district by serving as a member of a management team with other members of the Administrative Staff. This position works within various library consortia and serves on appropriate committees to fulfill library obligations.

HOURS OF WORK: The Technical Services Manager is a full-time, exempt position with a minimum of 40 hours per week, typically 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. Work schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system, including evening hours and Saturdays. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: An ALA accredited Masters of Library Science degree and a minimum of at least 1-year of cataloging experience is required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: In addition to any other duties as assigned, the Technical Services Manager has these specific responsibilities:1.Coordinate the work of the Technical Services Department and supervise department staff.2.Develop and deliver training to department staff on all aspects of cataloging, resource sharing, and collection development.3.Coordinate resource sharing through multiple channels.4.Catalog and process materials in all formats following national and local standards5.Batch edit and import MARC records from vendors.6.Collaborate with consortium partners to ensure compliance with consortium policies and best practices7.Coordinate the purchasing and receiving of both physical and digital collection materials.8.Communicate with vendors as needed regarding products, services, and payments.9.Monitor the collections budget and prepare invoices for payment.10.Review donated material and determine suitability for addition to the library’s collection in accordance with library policies.11.Monitor and review patron purchase requests to add titles to the collection12.Withdraw materials from the library’s collection in accordance with library policies.13.Determine whether to repair, remove, or replace damaged materials in accordance with library policies.14.Attend relevant meetings, training, and conferences. 15.Maintain a working knowledge of the policies and procedures of the library system.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 1.Must supervise employees of varying cultures, ages, and abilities.2.Work at varying paces to respond to needs of patrons and staff members. 3.Work well with all library staff to provide exemplary service to all patrons. SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE: 

REQUIRED: 1.Possess good communication and leadership skills2.Organized and able to effectively prioritize. 3.Possess knowledge of Windows Operating System, spreadsheets, word-processing software, Internet browsers, and email. 4.Able to work without direct supervision. 5.Experience working with cataloging and library circulation software 6.Knowledge of RDA, MARC, and Dewey Decimal Classification7.Experience with Missouri Evergreen or other similar consortia shared collections. 8.Supervisory experience required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 1.Be able to maneuver books and other materials.2.Be able to operate computers, printers and copy machines. 3.Place items on shelves at ground level and up to 7 feet above ground level. 4.Tolerate dust and mold encountered by working with books and other library materials or in library buildings.5.Communicate with patrons and staff in person and on the telephone in English. 6.Spend up to 4+ hours of sitting. 7.Travel to meetings and mandatory training sessions.8.Vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of library materials, written reports and related materials in both electronic and printed form. 9.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 1.Salary Track: H : Salary range $49,753.60 to $73,112.002.Reports to: Director3.Benefits: This position will receive the following paid benefits as detailed in the library’s Personnel Policies: holidays, annual leave, sick leave, insurance (health, life, short- and long-term disability), and retirement. The library offers optional dependent health insurance, vision, dental, voluntary life insurance and AFLAC plans at the employee's cost.
Desired Qualifications: An ALA accredited Masters of Library Science degree and a minimum of at least 1-year of cataloging experience is required. A candidate must possess good communication and leadership skills, ability to work without direct supervision, knowledge of RDA, MARC and the Dewey Decimal Classification system. Experience with Missouri Evergreen or other similar consortia shared collections is required.

 

Salary / pay rate: Annual salary range of $49,753.60 to $73,112.00
Hours per week: 40
Employment Type: Full-Time

 

Contact Name: Anita Love
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): www.trailslibrary.org/about/jobs

 

Opening Date: 09/23/2022                                         Closing Date: 10/31/2022

 

E-Resources and Reference Librarian, State Library of Oregon

 

 

Are you looking to expand your library career through public service to state government?  Do you have experience administering electronic resources to ensure they work seamlessly and support the needs of library patrons? If you are detail-oriented with strong analytical skills and enjoy engaging with diverse groups of individuals, then consider joining the State Library of Oregon.

 

The E-resources librarian in the Government Information and Library Services division you will oversee all aspects of the electronic resource life cycle, provide training in the use of library resources, support the reference needs of state agencies, and connect with patrons though outreach promotion.

 

As E-Resources Librarian, you will be responsible for the lifecycle management of electronic resources including licensing, acquisitions, renewals, activation, maintenance, and evaluation. This essential work includes:

 

  • Collecting, sharing, and analysis of usage statistics, as well as, troubleshooting issues.

  • Provide reference and research support to state employees, including outreach and marketing, as well as conducting instruction sessions, both online and in person environments.

  • For a full review of the position description, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

The initial application review date will be held on 9/29/2022. The application deadline may be extended to gain a larger applicant pool. Applications received after that date may not be considered, so don’t delay – apply today!

 

 

 


What We Are Looking For

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

The State Library of Oregon is looking for an energetic self-starter with a master’s in library science (MLS) or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited institution.

 

 

 

Desired Attributes:

 

  • Experience working with library electronic resources throughout their lifecycle, including collecting, evaluating, troubleshooting, and disseminating relevant statistics.

  • Demonstrated experience providing reference services and instruction.

  • Ability to work independently with little oversight, as well as in teams and to successfully work with a widely diverse group of individuals.

  • Ability to apply and explain rules, standards, policies, and procedures to library patrons.

  • Ability to continuously learn and develop skills in a changing work environment and to assist teammates navigate through system and organizational changes effectively and positively.

  • Communication skills at the professional level with experience providing high-quality written communications.

 

 

 

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

 

  • Knowledge of license agreements, strong quantitative and analytical skills, and attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of EZProxy and EZProxy analytics.

  • Demonstrated experience using problem solving and troubleshooting skills to correct and respond to e-resources access and data issues in a timely manner.

  • Experience with relevant usage data standards such as MARC, COUNTER, or SUSHI.

 

 

 

Application Details and Instructions 

 

  • Visit the State of Oregon job opportunities webpage to submit your application. Please ensure the work history in your applicant profile is up to date and attach a current copy of your cover letter and resume.  If you are a current State of Oregon employee, you must apply through your employee Workday account.

  • This announcement is for one, full-time, SEIU represented, permanent, Electronic Services Librarian (Classification: Librarian) position, and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

  • If you have questions about the announcement, or need an alternate format to apply, contact Amber Ingram at: [email protected]  503-798-3978

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits of Joining Our Team

 

Our mission: The State Library of Oregon cultivates, preserves, and delivers library and information services to foster lifelong learning and community engagement.

 

You will work with a great group of collaborative, fun-loving people who are dedicated to making Oregon a fantastic place to live, work, and play. This position is with the State Library of Oregon, and is in Salem, Oregon.

 

Additional benefits include:

 

  • Work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, and a competitive benefits package.

  • Advancement and learning opportunities that will help grow your career with the State of Oregon.

  • Live, work, and play in Salem, Oregon.

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Details

 

  • Finalists will be subject to a computerized criminal history check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.

  • Agency does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete I-9 documentation and confirm authorization to work in the United States. If your employment authorization and documentation is contingent on sponsorship now or in the future, you will not meet Agency employment eligibility standards.

  • Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For more information, visit Veterans Resources.

The link to the job post can be found here: https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Salem--OSL--State-Library/E-Resources-and-Reference-Librarian_REQ-108235

Librarian II- Reference/Community Outreach, Pickens County Library System, Easley, SC

Opening Date: 09/20/2022
Closing Date: 10/31/2022

Job Description: The purpose of the class is to plan, supervise and provide reference and community outreach services to County Library patrons and staff, to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.

Essential Tasks: The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

  • Develops, plans, coordinates and supervises projects, programs, and events (with and without the use of the PCLS Outreach Vehicle) for diverse populations. Promotes interest in the library system, “library awareness”, as a community resource by visiting and speaking to business, school, civic, and social organizations as well as attending events “where people gather” i.e.: farmer’s markets, festivals, parades, community fairs, etc.
  • Represents library system at community events and serves as principal contact for community groups, organizations, and individuals interested in Outreach Services.
  • Assists in promoting library programs and services throughout the community. Leads the library system’s effort to reach and serve a diverse user population by analyzing community needs. Develops services that are designed to fulfill outreach goals. Cultivates community partnership opportunities.
  • Maintains calendar of outreach events and ensures that resources, including staffing, are available to carry out outreach program or event successfully. Communicates outreach programs and schedule to other staff and PR/Marketing Manager. Cooperates and Coordinates with other public service staff as necessary to deliver outreach services.
  • Manages Outreach Department budget and orders all necessary supplies. Loads and unloads outreach vehicle. Responsible for setup and takedown of items (tents, kiosks, book displays, tables, etc.).
  • Establishes partnerships with local businesses and organizations to help promote library programing and services. Establishes cooperative Outreach partnerships with community members.
  • Maintains flexibility and ability to make quick decisions when there are changes to Outreach event plan. Maintains positive interactions with community partners during potentially stressful outreach situations.
  • Participates in grant research and grant writing related to Outreach Services
  • Assists with Reference Desk duties when needed
  • Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures related to Outreach Services; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs.
  • Collects statistics for outreach programming. Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning Outreach Events and programs; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested.
  • Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Signs community members up for library cards.
  • Oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of Library volunteers.
  • Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials.
  • Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.
  • Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.
  • Assists co-workers with duties as required.
  • Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.
  • Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.
  • Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Prepares Library for opening and closing.
  • Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.
  • Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university or must be currently enrolled in an accredited MLS/MLIS program.
  • Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library or be able to obtain a certification once hired.
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license.
  • Requires over four years and up to and including eight years

Salary / pay rate: $44,146.84
Employment Type: Full-Time

Contact Name: Samantha Greer
Contact Email and/or number: [email protected]
Online application and/or full job listing link(s): https://www.co.pickens.sc.us/freeform_jobposting_detail_T11_R171.php

 

Bilingual Branch Librarian, Brewster, WA

Performs advanced administrative work in planning, organizing, and managing day-to-day operations of a single branch library, ensuring efficient delivery of library materials and services. Oversees branch program planning and related work as apparent or assigned. Supervises, trains and schedules staff. Serves as a liaison between NCW Libraries and the community and promotes the library and its services. Maintains an awareness of customer needs and new technologies, resources and services that will meet these needs. Must work consistently within NCW Libraries standards and policy directives and support the library’s mission of “Connecting the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities.

This position reports to an Area Manager.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Champions excellent customer service and support in all staff and patron interactions.
  • Provides prompt and knowledgeable assistance to all library users and assists with the instruction of library technology.
  • Plans, schedules, and organizes daily, weekly, and monthly programs for a diverse audience.
  • Develops and promotes story time events.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of supplies.
  • Promotes and develops library engagement opportunities within the community.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and responsibility for the circulation of library materials, including new user registration, account issues, payments, book reservations, and shelving.
  • Hires, supervises, and trains Library Associates, Customer Service Technicians, Library Assistants, Pages and Volunteers.
  • Ensures all staff and volunteers are performing assigned duties and meeting customer service standards.
  • Conducts regular performance coaching and participates in disciplinary action with HR as needed.
  • Assists in collection development and follows NCW Libraries’ Collection Development Policy.
  • Respects the confidentiality of library users and records in accordance with NCW Libraries’ Confidentiality Policy.

Required Qualifications
Education & Experience:

Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited graduate program required (MLS or MLIS) or working towards a Master's degree (MLS or MLIS).  NCW Libraries Tuition Assistance Program is also available for graduate students. 

Three years related experience and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and the ability to effectively assist patrons with library technology.
  • Knowledge and adherence to library policies and the ALA Code of Ethics.
  • Knowledge of personnel and time management principles.
  • Ability to identify, establish and maintain community partnerships and serve as an ambassador for NCW Libraries.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, the community and NCW Library staff.
  • Ability to speak in public and present to city leaders and community meetings.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • Normally seated, standing or walking at will.
  • Normal physical activity including some bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting and carrying, which may range up to 45 lbs. upon occasion.
  • Keyboarding and working at a computer monitor for extended periods required.
  • Phone usage, reading, speaking, and listening.
  • Interaction with library system staff, library customers, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors will  be necessary to resolve situations or problems.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Special Requirements:

Bilingual skills in English/Spanish required.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Wages & Benefits:

FLSA Status: 
Non-Exempt
Hours: 
Full-Time
Wage: 
Grade M (MLIS) $28.33/hour-$38.07/hour, $58,928.56-$79,195.06
*Initial placement is typically below midpoint depending on qualifications and experience.
A bilingual differential of $1/hour is available for select positions that regularly use a language other than English as a part of their daily work.
Bargaining Unit: Represented

We are proud to offer all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, an employee assistance program (EAP), and life insurance. We offer sick leave, vacation leave, eleven holidays, and two floating holidays. As a public employer, we participate as a member of the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement Plan (PERS) and provide access to optional deferred compensation plans. Our employees may be eligible for Federal Student Loan forgiveness, and we offer a tuition assistance program for those who wish to pursue their Master of Library and Information Science degree.  

 

NCW Libraries is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

 

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  • Full-Time
  • Hourly Range$28.33 USD to $38.07 USD
  • Rate$28.33 USD per hour


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Technical Services Librarian, Artesia Public Library, NM

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Teen Services, Artesia Public Library, NM

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Assistant Director, Upshur County Public Library, Buckhannon, WV

The Upshur County Public Library (UCPL) is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director.  The UCPL is a full service library located in Buckhannon, WV, a progressive college community approximately two hours south of Pittsburgh, PA and two hours north of Charleston, WV.

The successful candidate must be an effective communicator, have strong organizational skills, and possess a sound work ethic. Experience with grant writing, social media, and outreach services would be essential. Proficiency with programming, technology and prior supervisory skills would be beneficial.  A major component of this position will be seeking new ways to engage and promote lifelong reading experiences to our patrons of all ages.

UCPL primarily serves a county with a population of about 25,000. In addition, the UCPL is a service center library, providing administrative services to 14 affiliates in a six county region.  UCPL has an annual operating budget of approximately $350,000 and a staff of 5 FTEs and 2 part-time employees.

The minimum requirement for the position is an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and three years of professional library service, supervisory experience would be beneficial.  The salary will be dependent upon the candidate’s experience within our budget (around $36,000), with a competitive benefits package.

Qualified applicants may send their resume and three professional references to the Upshur County Public Library, Attn: Assistant Director Search Committee, 1150 Route 20 South Road, Buckhannon, WV 26201.  Alternatively, resumes may be sent via e-mail to: [email protected].  Application review will continue until the position is filled. A full job description is also available upon request.


Library Associate, Sno-Isle Libraries, Clinton Library

Pay Range: $27.09 - $37.12 hourly
Hours per Week: 15
Job Requisition: 29362

Closing Date: September 26, 2022 - 9:59 p.m.

Job Summary

The Library Associate performs skilled paraprofessional library support services at one or more community libraries or Library on Wheels to contribute to the Library District's effective operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone. This position may include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours working Tuesday through Saturday and on occasions may be asked to work at other locations as needed. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.

Essential Functions

  1. Provide general, basic reference and information service by: assisting customers in the use of library facilities, equipment, resources, and services. Refer complex readers' advisory and reference questions to a Librarian or appropriate staff member.
  2. Provide courteous and efficient customer service by performing circulation desk tasks.
  3. Create and present programming for all customer groups as assigned.
  4. Develop program materials, including reading lists, promotional displays, and presentation materials.
  5. Provide training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices.
  6. Assist customers in resolving technical problems or issues. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
  7. Perform collection maintenance activities through the use of reports and data, to include weeding the collection for condition as well as reallocation of library materials.
  8. Perform other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition.
  9. May be designated in charge of the community library in the absence of other supervisory staff or building manager.
  10. Travel from one work site to another as staffing needs require.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Make presentations to the public as assigned.
  2. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  3. Train new staff as needed.
  4. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  5. Assist with special projects as required.
  6. Participate on committees or teams as assigned.
  7. May serve as the volunteer coordinator of a community library.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

Positions of the class typically report to a Library Manager, Assistant Library Manager, or Library Circulation Supervisor. Although direct supervision is not a normal part of the position's work, incumbents may be designated as lead people to provide work direction to coworkers or volunteers.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for an integrated library system (ILS).
  3. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of library resources, programs, and services.
  6. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
  7. Strong customer service skills.
  8. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  9. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  11. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  12. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with the public and co-workers.
  14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

  1. College-level education or specialized training such as library science, presenting programs, or other profession-based subject areas.
  2. Two years of experience providing direct customer service.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

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

Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases. Incumbents may frequently move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds, including transfer of books and other materials to carts or shelves of varying heights. Incumbents may be required to move carts of books and other materials about the building for extended periods of time. Incumbents are required operate computers and may frequently remain stationary at one workstation for extended periods of time.

The incumbent must regularly communicate with coworkers and members of the public. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

Incumbents may travel to various sites in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions. To accomplish this travel, the incumbent must be able to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to make independent arrangements for such transportation.

The following questions will be asked during the application process:

  1. Describe your experience in providing technical assistance in computer hardware and software.
  2. Describe your experience in creating programs and presenting information to groups of people.
  3. Describe your experience providing direct customer service, including specific examples.
  4. Describe your experience navigating web databases and the techniques used for researching and accessing those resources.
  5. Describe your experience being in charge of a building or facility.
  6. Describe any college education and/or any additional post-secondary instruction and training you have had, including the major or program(s) of study.

Online application link for the Library Associate position in the Clinton Library:

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=7DCA7393E0FCBDDD24786ED549B71F9E&fromClientSide=true

 

Library Circulation Supervisor, Sno-Isle Libraries, Stanwood Library

Pay Range: $5,915.87 - $8,164.00 monthly
Hours per Week: 40
Job Requisition: 29352

Closing Date: September 22, 2022 - 9:59 p.m.

 

Job Summary

The Library Circulation Supervisor will supervise assigned staff to provide effective and efficient operation, providing library services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone. Oversee and perform circulation and related public services in a community library.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.

Essential Functions

  1. Oversee assigned staff in providing effective and efficient service to customers of the community library; maintains department desk schedule and employee's monthly schedule.
  2. Perform circulation tasks such as charging and issuing materials to customers using the integrated library computer system; receiving and processing returned materials; returning materials to circulating collections or other appropriate location; supporting the circulation front desk, and providing information to customers on circulation policies and procedures.
  3. Provide effective direction to assigned staff including managing and supervising department staff; interviewing and selecting staff, monitoring and evaluating job performance; training and development.
  4. Respond to building and customer issues to include assuring the proper operation of the community library as well as resolving customer inquiries and complaints related to circulation services.
  5. Recommend and develop library procedures and process improvements.
  6. Serve as part of management team helping with planning and problem-solving service issues at the community library.
  7. Receive and account for cash from fees and copier charges.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Initiate requests for repairs or maintenance when facility or equipment problems arise; works with city staff or maintenance services to resolve facility issues as needed.
  2. Perform technical liaison duties including assisting customers with technology issues and diagnosing software problems as needed.
  3. Assist with the daily opening and/or closing of the library and securing of the Service Center building and its office equipment as needed.
  4. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  5. Coordinate library volunteers as needed.
  6. Train new staff as needed.
  7. Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  8. Assist with special projects as required.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

This position reports to a Library Manager. The position supervises paraprofessional and clerical library staff. Position may direct work activities of a librarian assigned to the library on a part-time basis.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established practices and procedures for the integrated library system.
  2. Knowledge of principles of supervising and training staff.
  3. Strong customer service skills.
  4. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  5. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  6. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  7. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  9. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with others.
  10. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.
  11. Ability to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to arrange independently for such travel.
  12. First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

 

Education and Experience

  1. Associate's degree in a related field preferred.
  2. Three years customer service or other related experience required, some of which must have been in a library.
  3. Supervisory or management experience required.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

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

Most of the work of incumbents is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters on spine labels; and operate computers and other office equipment for extended periods of time. An incumbent may occasionally move objects or materials weighing up to 35 pounds. Incumbents may be required to remain stationary at one workstation for extended periods of time and move about the building at others.

The incumbent must regularly communicate with coworkers and members of the public. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

Incumbents may travel to various sites in all kinds of weather and traffic conditions. To accomplish this travel, the incumbent must be able to drive and hold a valid Washington State driver's license or to make independent arrangements for such transportation. 

The following questions will be asked during the application process:

  1. What is the length of time you have supervised others? Provide two detailed examples of your experience in supervision, including hiring, performance management, and corrective actions.
  2. Provide one detailed example of your experience in resolving disruptive behavior effectively. Be specific.
  3. Provide two detailed examples of your experience providing direct customer service in a library or public service environment.
  4. Provide two detailed examples of your experience using an integrated library system.

Online application link for Library Circulation Supervisor position in Stanwood Library: 

https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=7DCA7393E0FCBDDD24786ED549B71F9E&fromClientSide=true

 

County Librarian, County of Yolo, CA

 

Yolo County, California, with a population of just over 220,000, is a naturally beautiful and richly diverse county. It is one of the leading agricultural producers in the nation with 661,000 acres that are used primarily for farming and ranching. The Capay Valley is one of the leaders in the nation for organic farming.
An abundance of academic and cultural resources are located within the County, such as the University of California, Davis with 35,000 acres and the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class performance center and concert hall. Recreational activities include whitewater rafting and kayaking along Cache Creek, bicycling on scenic country roads and bike paths, and
fishing and water-skiing along the Sacramento River. The
Sacramento Rivercats baseball team is located in West
Sacramento and the nearby Golden One Center is home to the Sacramento Kings basketball team.
The County seat is located in Woodland, which is just 20 miles northwest of the State Capitol of Sacramento. Its proximity to the
Sacramento International Airport and two major highways places Yolo County within a major transportation hub, as well as within two hours driving distance to the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa-Sonoma wine region, and the pristine mountains and ski resorts of Lake
Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada.
Yolo County is one of California’s original counties. The county seat is located in Woodland, which is just 20 miles northwest of the State Capitol of Sacramento. The county is governed by an elected Board of Supervisors consisting of five members, and is organized into functional areas including General Government; Community Services; Law and Justice System; Health and Human Services; and Capitol Projects.
The County has a recommended budget of $667,609,455 for fiscal year 2022-23 and more than 1,800 funded full-time equivalent positions. The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan guides the governance of Yolo County and includes the following five key goals:
 Thriving Residents
 Safe Communities
 Sustainable Environment
 Flourishing Agriculture
 Robust Economy
The Yolo County Board of Supervisors will use the Strategic Plan to align goals and actions, set policies, and prioritize funding and
resources.

The Yolo County Library’s service area consists of 160,000 residents and serves the entire county except for the City of Woodland, which has city-funded public library services. Branch libraries are located in
Clarksburg, Davis, Esparto, Knights Landing, West Sacramento, Winters, and Yolo. A satellite branch is
located in South Davis at Montgomery Elementary School. Library Administration, Technical Services,
Archives, Records Center, and the Yolo County Historical Collection are located in Woodland at the
Shipley Walters Center for Yolo County Archives and Library Services.
The recommended budget for the Library for fiscal year 2022-23 is almost $12,000,000 and the major source of revenue is a dedicated property tax. Other sources of revenue include the Davis parcel tax, city support from Winters and West Sacramento, joint use agreements with local school districts, the Countywide
general fund, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation donations, local and state grants and use of the reserves. There are currently 41 regular employees as well as a large group of employees that work in an extra-help capacity. The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive
employee workforce that is reflective of the population and who are knowledgeable, encouraging and continually supporting of communities in the region and deliver quality services to all customers. www.yolocountylibrary.org.
Yolo County Library offers the following free services: a robust and updated collection of print and
digital materials, Link+, Books by Mail, Zip Books, Internet and Wi-Fi access, use of computers and software applications, community meeting and group study rooms, adult and early literacy support, multilingual
storytimes and parent/caregiver education workshops, homework and research assistance, reference
services and oversight of the County Archives, Records Center, and the Yolo County Historical Collection.
The Library launched an extensive strategic planning effort in 2020 and 2021, including a community
survey to which 2,350 residents responded, a staff survey and listening sessions, as well as stakeholder
interviews with dozens of local leaders. Based on this feedback, the Library established the following
Strategic Priorities for 2022-2027 to position the Library as a future-focused, responsive and inclusive
organization:
• Ensure Residents Read and Thrive
• Help Lifelong Learners Succeed
• Offer Programs and Services that Strengthen Community Connections
• Maximize our Impact on Community Development
• Support and Promote the Yolo County Archives, Records Center and Historical Collection
In addition, the Library updated its Facilities Master Plan in 2018 to plan for library services to meet the evolving needs of Yolo County residents through 2035. Recently completed capital projects include the construction of a new Yolo Branch Library, a $2 million renovation of the Archives and Records Center
facility, extensive interior renovations of the Clarksburg, Knights Landing and Esparto branch libraries, as well as interior enhancements to the Winters, West Sacramento and Davis libraries.
The Yolo County Library Advisory Board has proclaimed: “No matter where you come from, everyone is welcome at Yolo County Library.” The Yolo County Library is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and embraces all spoken and signed languages, all races and ethnicities, all religions and creeds, all gender identities, all countries of origin, all sexual orientations, all immigrants and refugees, and all abilities and disabilities.

STRENGTHS OF THE LIBRARY
 The Library has taken intentional steps to build a more diverse and culturally competent staff, as well as to provide library materials, programs and services that meet the needs of its diverse communities.
 The Library has cultivated productive partnerships and relationships with its cities, school districts, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups, and numerous nonprofit organizations and entities. The ambition to improve upon and build additional facilities is an added strength.
 There is a strong commitment to staff and organizational development which has cultivated a positive, creative, and knowledgeable staff. This commitment is evident in staff providing culturally relevant services, programs and making customers feel welcome, seen and heard, including members of previously unserved or underserved communities. Yolo County Library staff have taken a leadership role in the development of a countywide diversity, equity and inclusion assessment and strategic plan.
 The Library is the custodian of the County Archives and Records Center with the County Librarian acting as the County Archivist. The Archives is a rich resource with content that is unique to Yolo County.
 The community rates library staff, services and programs with a high level of satisfaction. This is due, in part, to successful collaboration with the County Board of Supervisors, County departments, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation groups, city and school district partners.
There is a tremendous opportunity for innovation and building a team that will directly confront challenges facing the Library, its communities, and the County as a whole. This is a library system with the potential for growth, and is committed to reducing barriers for all community members to access and use library services.

 

The County Librarian serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority and is responsible for managing and directing a balanced county library system that includes a comprehensive program of library services.
Policies are set by the Board of Supervisors and general administrative direction is provided by the County Administrator. The County Library Advisory Board advises the Board of Supervisors and the County Librarian. The County Librarian is also the County’s Chief Archivist.
The County Librarian will have the authority of the County leadership to lead the Library to the next level, a base of dedicated funding, strong Friends of the Library groups and Library Foundation groups and
community support, a high level of employee engagement, and the opportunity to make a difference in the County. The Board of Supervisors value the good standing and positive impact of the Library in the community, and are cognizant and supportive of the Library’s needs.
This position promises to be professionally rewarding to shape library service in Yolo County, as well as to influence regional and statewide library development. Yolo County’s proximity to the State Capitol, and the State Library give the County Librarian access to broader resources and opportunities. The Yolo Coun-ty Library is a member of the NorthNet Library Cooperative, a regional resource-sharing organization con-sisting of 40 suburban and rural libraries in Northern California, which provide the County Librarian with net-working and relationship-building opportunities with other library leaders.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Evaluate community needs and coordinate with community-interest groups, elected officials, County administration, Library staff and others to determine the scope and nature of the services provided in each service area in regard to operating hours, relevance of collections, programs, new or expanded facilities and services required in light of changing social conditions and best practices for providing Library services;
 Develop a plan to integrate current and new technology to provide users with greater access to technology;
 Support building projects, ensuring timely advancement of projects and oversight of funding possibilities;
 Participate in the nurturing and development of local Library support groups, including Friends of the Library and the County Library Advisory Board;
 Plan, develop and implement goals and objectives for Library programs and services, and develop strategies to achieve department goals;
 Prepare and administer grants and other proposals which provide funding, and develop
implementation plans to ensure adherence to grant requirements;
 Plan, manage and coordinate Library activities and services, and pursue joint agency activities to ex-pand Library services;
 Promote Library services, programs and needs to the public, businesses, schools, colleges, Library support groups and other interested agencies; oversee the development of Library promotional materials and activities; participate in a wide range of public and community functions designed to promote Library programs and services;
 Select, train, mentor and evaluate staff;
 Direct the preparation of and administer each service area budget; and
 Participate and encourage staff participation in the activities of professional library organizations.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION: Graduation from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association; AND
EXPERIENCE: Seven years of professional library experience with
proven management and supervisory experience; and
demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of public
Administration including county government and the laws
applicable to library service in this state.
In addition to the characteristics listed above, the ideal candidate should also be a visionary, collaborative leader who is an excellent communicator, positive, authentic, respectful, inclusive, approachable, and demonstrates the ability to cultivate and sustain relationships. The County Librarian will also need to be an effective advocate both for the needs of the public as well as for the staff who are serving the public. Candidates who have recent public library experience as well as experience with building projects will be well served by that background in this capacity. Key personal characteristics also include self-awareness, diplomacy, patience, enthusiasm, and tireless energy for the mission of the Library. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a sensitivity to social
justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, regional issues, appreciate the diversity of Yolo County, and be deeply committed to Library Services, the County, and the communities that are served by the Library.

 

Children's Librarian, Snohomish, WA

Closing date: September 16, 2022 - 9:59 p.m.

$5,915.87 - $8,164.00 Salary/month, Full-Time

The Librarian focuses on system initiatives and committee work, information services, collection maintenance, program and service creation, system level support for smaller community libraries, and community engagement – making connections, developing relationships, and providing services, spaces, and resources that are representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, intentionally inclusive, and accessible to everyone while supporting community organizations and promoting the library.

The person selected will represent Sno-Isle in the Snohomish community with a focus on outreach to support student success and developing community partnerships to support strategic priorities. This opportunity is for someone who enjoys and is able to effectively provide children’s services such as storytimes, programming, system-wide team support and reference assistance, and who has excellent technology and presentation skills to support outreach events in schools and the community.

We Value Lived Experience

Sno-Isle Libraries is committed to embedding equity into our organization. As we engage in equity work, it’s important to have a good foundation to frame the work and then provide training opportunities to build skills and knowledge.  

We value and embrace the unique experiences our staff members bring to the organization and recognize how their experiences improve the service we provide.  

Essential Functions

  1. Provide professional research assistance and readers’ advisory to customers, either in-person, over the phone, or electronically.
  2. Provide training to customers in library skills including use of computers, the catalog, and electronic resources.
  3. Assist with collection maintenance duties for materials and resources in various formats.
  4. Develop and present various library programs with a focus on children services (educational, early literacy, community interest, or civic engagement and individual customer research or instructional sessions).
  5. Create and curate online content to meet community needs and interests.
  6. Assist in development and evaluation of library services in line with the strategic focus.
  7. Represent the library to a wide variety of community groups.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  1. May be in charge of the building in the absence of other supervisory staff.
  2. Serve on various library committees as assigned.
  3. Coordinate library volunteers as needed.
  4. Prepare correspondences and reports.
  5. Train new staff as needed.
  6. Participate in ongoing professional development.
  7. Assist with special projects as required.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision

The position typically reports to a community library manager, assistant manager, or the manager of a major functional area such as Information Services. Supervision of the work of others is not a normal part of the work of these positions, but incumbents may from time to time assist in the training of other staff in library-related work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Thorough knowledge of established web-based databases and techniques of searching and accessing those resources.
  2. Thorough knowledge of library resources, programs, and services in a public library.
  3. Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom in public libraries.
  4. Knowledge of collection development policies and procedures.
  5. Knowledge of alpha and numeric systems for arranging library materials as well as automated bibliographic identification at a basic level.
  6. Thorough knowledge of library policies and procedures for determining needs and interests of customers.
  7. Strong organization and attention to detail.
  8. Ability to uphold the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.
  9. Strong customer service and communication skills.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  11. Ability to handle and resolve disruptive behavior effectively.
  12. Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  13. Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.
  14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Office, electronic databases and electronic content platforms, e-mail, chat, social media platforms, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security systems.

Education and Experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be acquired by a combination of experience and education including:

  1. Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university required, or completion of the degree within six months of hire.
  2. Provide a Washington State Librarian certificate within 60 days of hire or degree completion.

Physical and Environmental Conditions

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

Most of the work is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to operate computers for extended periods of time. The incumbent must identify and organize library materials such as books, audiobooks, and DVDs based on small-print numbers and alphabetical characters; move library materials including transfer of books and other items to carts or shelves of varying heights; scan and inspect library materials including opening media cases.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent must communicate with coworkers and members of the public. There are regular interpersonal contacts with staff members and customers. These contacts and situations are deemed to be generally safe and free of undue stress, but require incumbents to be cordial, helpful, and skilled in interpersonal relations with others both in the public and within the Library District.

The following job-level questions will be asked during the application process:

  1. Describe your experience providing direct customer service including in-person, online, or by telephone. Provide an example of a time you provided excellent customer service.
  2. Describe your experience presenting and/or developing library programs. Give one detailed example of a program you were involved in.
  3. Describe your experience being in charge of a building or facility.
  4. Describe your experience responding to challenges of Intellectual Freedom.
  5. Describe your experience providing community outreach, making connections, and developing relationships in a library or related setting. Provide one detailed example of a time you interacted in a community to build relationships.
  6. Describe your experience providing services to support community organizations and to promote the library.

 

Director, Paris, IL

Due to retirement, the Paris Carnegie Public Library is seeking a caring, creative, and confident new director. Located in east central Illinois, the library serves a community of 8,300 people. The new director will lead the library into the future by implementing services and programs to meet the needs and interests of the community.

Serving the community in a classic Carnegie building, the library director will manage a staff of 5 and work with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library, and the community at large. The chosen leader will coordinate and cooperate with all patrons, government officials, and civic leaders.

Minimum Requirements

§ A Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline area of study, five years of library experience with 2 years of supervisory experience.

§ Knowledge of principles and practices of modern library programs, classification and selection techniques, community library needs and resources.

§ Ability to plan, organize, and implement a comprehensive library program.

§ Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing and to establish and maintain working relationships with employees, board, other agencies, and the public.

§ Ability to maintain computers and to troubleshoot computer and network issues.

§ Ability to work collaboratively with the board of trustees to support the overall mission of the library.

 

Salary range of $42,000 -- $50,000 with compensation negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package including paid sick leave, competitive health insurance, and participation in IMRF. Job description at https://parispubliclibrary.org/library-director-job-description/

Location

Paris Carnegie Public Library

207 S. Main St

Paris, IL 61944 https://parispubliclibrary.org/

 

How to apply

Please apply by sending a cover letter, a resume, and the contact information for 3 professional references to: [email protected]

Applications accepted through September 30, 2022.

 

Branch Manager, Lincoln County Library System, Thayne, WY

Are you ready for a new adventure, or thinking about trying something new? We have an opportunity just for you! The Lincoln County Library System is seeking a friendly, creative, energetic and customer service oriented individual to serve as the branch manager at the Thayne Branch Library. The ideal candidate will have a winning attitude, excellent communication skills and the aptitude for performing professional level work. Some library experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right individual.

If you are interested in living around, and working in, beautiful Thayne, Wyoming, go to https://linclib.org/careers to download an application and view a complete job description. This is a full time, benefited position. Open until filled. Contact Richard Landreth at [email protected] or 307-877-6961 for additional information. EOE.

Open until filled

https://linclib.org/careers

 

Youth Services Librarian, Star Valley Branch Library, Afton, WY

Lincoln County Library System is seeking a friendly, creative, energetic and customer service oriented individual to serve as a youth services librarian at the Lincoln County Library in Kemmerer.

Duties include: planning, implementing and promoting youth services programs, compiling statistics and reports, assisting with technology, providing reference and information services with patrons; performs collection development for the youth services department, processing new materials and providing excellent customer service. Applicants should work well independently, enjoy working with people of all ages, have excellent computer skills and love libraries and working with children.  High school diploma or equivalent required with some college related to child development preferred.

Application and complete job description is available at https://linclib.org/careers. This is a full-time benefited position, with some weekends and evenings required. Open until filled. Contact October Dunford at 307-877-6961 for additional information. EOE. 

Open until filled

https://linclib.org/careers

 

Branch Librarian, Republic Library, WA

Performs advanced administrative work in planning, organizing, and managing day-to-day operations of a single branch library, ensuring efficient delivery of library materials and services. Oversees branch program planning and related work as apparent or assigned. Supervises, trains and schedules staff. Serves as a liaison between NCW Libraries and the community and promotes the library and its services. Maintains an awareness of customer needs and new technologies, resources and services that will meet these needs. Must work consistently within NCW Libraries standards and policy directives and support the library’s mission of “Connecting the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities.

 

This position reports to an Area Manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Champions excellent customer service and support in all staff and patron interactions.
• Provides prompt and knowledgeable assistance to all library users and assists with the instruction of library technology.
• Plans, schedules, and organizes daily, weekly, and monthly programs for a diverse audience.
• Develops and promotes story time events.
• Maintains adequate inventory of supplies.
• Promotes and develops library engagement opportunities within the community.
• Comprehensive knowledge and responsibility for the circulation of library materials, including new
user registration, account issues, payments, book reservations, and shelving.
• Hires, supervises, and trains Library Associates, Customer Service Technicians, Library Assistants, Pages and Volunteers.
• Ensures all staff and volunteers are performing assigned duties and meeting customer service standards.
• Conducts regular performance coaching and participates in disciplinary action with HR as needed.
• Assists in collection development and follows NCW Libraries’ Collection Development Policy.
• Respects the confidentiality of library users and records in accordance with NCW Libraries’ Confidentiality Policy.

Education & Experience
• Master’s degree in librarianship from an ALA accredited graduate program required. Other degrees and/or experience may be considered.
• Three years public library experience and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience.
o Applicants may also be considered who have the ability to obtain WA State Librarian certification within 60 days of hire.
Ability to
• Ability to identify, establish and maintain community partnerships and serve as an ambassador for NCW Libraries.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons, the community and NCW Library staff.
• Ability to speak in public and present to city leaders and community meetings.
• Ability to communicate effectively, exercise tact, initiative, and independent judgment. •
• Ability to gather and maintain a variety of library records and statistics.
Knowledge of
• Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation.
• Demonstrated computer literacy and the ability to effectively assist patrons with library technology.
• Knowledge and adherence to library policies and the ALA Code of Ethics.
• Knowledge of personnel and time management principles.


Work Environment

& Physical Demands
• Normally seated, standing or walking at will.
• Normal physical activity including some bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting and carrying, which may range up to 45 lbs. upon occasion.
• Keyboarding and working at a computer monitor for extended periods required.
• Phone usage, reading, speaking, and listening.
• Interaction with library system staff, library customers, other libraries, agencies and organizations, or vendors will be necessary to resolve situations or problems.


Special Requirements:

Fluency in English required. Fluency in English and Spanish strongly preferred.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Hours: Full-Time
Wage: Grade M (MLIS) $28.33/hour-$38.07/hour, $58,928.56-$79,195.06
*Initial placement is typically below midpoint depending on qualifications and experience
Bargaining Unit: Represented
We are proud to offer all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, an employee assistance program (EAP), and life insurance. We offer sick leave, vacation leave, eleven holidays, and two floating holidays. As a public employer, we participate as a member of the Washington State Public Employees’ Retirement Plan (PERS) and provide access to optional deferred compensation plans. Our employees may be eligible for Federal Student Loan forgiveness, and we offer a tuition assistance program for those who wish to pursue their Master of Library and Information Science degree. A bilingual differential of $1/hour is available for select positions that regularly use a language other than English as a part of their daily work.

Ethical Practice: Consistently demonstrates integrity through behavior, character, and action.
• Professionalism: Completes work to a set standard, both as an individual and part of a team. Exhibits competence, proficiency, and accountability.
• Building Respectful Relationships: Promotes confidentiality and trust, fosters a positive culture, and exhibits respect with all verbal and nonverbal communication.
• Valuing Diversity & Promoting Inclusiveness: Respects, values, and encourages the unique dimension each person adds to the organization and that each member of the community brings to the whole. Values diverse perspectives, displays inclusive behavior, and cultivates respect for all individuals, groups, and cultures.
• Library Advocacy & Intellectual Freedom: Promotes and supports the fundamental purpose of the public library which includes understanding the library’s role in providing free and equal access to ideas, information, resources, and services, from all points of view, without restriction, to every individual.
• User Focus: Understands and effectively
meets individual and community needs. Promotes a welcoming environment, fosters equality and meaningful connections, and strives to increase user satisfaction.
• Effective Communication & Collaboration: Provides concise, timely, and accurate information through appropriate channels, internally and externally. Listens actively and welcomes constructive feedback. Works effectively with others to achieve organizational goals and objectives.
• Foundational Knowledge: Cultivates proficiency in position-related areas. Knows and supports the library’s mission, vision, and structure along with the library’s collection, services, and resources.
• Adaptability: Responds positively to organizational change and shows a willingness and flexibility to learn and develop. Assesses situations, adapts, and identifies effective solutions.
• Continuous Learning: Commits to an environment of excellence and continuous learning. Takes initiative to develop as an individual and to improve the library system.
NCW Libraries Core Competencies

About NCW Libraries
NCW Libraries is a public library system serving five counties in Washington State (Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, and Okanogan). Geographically, we are the largest and one of the most rural of Washington’s library system, covering nearly 15,000 square miles and serving a population of just over 270,000.
The library’s mission is: Connecting the people of North Central Washington to vital resources and opportunities that foster individual growth and strengthen communities.
We operate 30 public library branches and have administrative offices in Wenatchee. Among other things, branch libraries provide access to diverse physical and non-traditional collections, community meeting spaces, public access computers, free Wi-Fi, and a wide range of library programming for all ages. Our website provides library card holders with free access to eBooks and digital audiobooks as well as a large number of online resources, including Kanopy, the New York Times, Consumer Reports, Rosetta Stone, and more. In addition, our outreach services include: enhancing library access to the most rural patrons through a unique mail order library and two bookmobiles; fostering creative thinking and STEM literacy through a STEM outreach program; and providing bilingual outreach service to the Latinx community. More information about our library system and the services we provide can be found at www.ncwlibraries.org.

Direct link Branch Librarian MLIS/MLS - Republic (position is open until filled).

 

Library Director, Holly Springs, MS

The Marshall County Library System in Holly Springs, MS, is seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable party to serve as director of the library system. The system includes libraries in Byhalia, Holly Springs and Potts Camp, MS.

Nestled in the rolling hills of North Mississippi, Holly Springs is half an hour from Oxford, MS and an hour from Memphis, TN and boasts beautiful historic homes, affordable real estate, Blues on the Square and a warm and welcoming community.

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

Candidates for this position must have or be working toward a Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited library school; the ability to establish and administer procedures according to policies established by the administrative board of trustees; willingness to learn library management including employment of staff, prescription of duties and removal for cause;  strong computer skills; experience with or willingness to learn financial and statistical management;  some experience with development of an annual budget; experience with grant writing;  good organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to deal with patron difficulties and emergencies 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 [email protected]

 

Regional Library Administrator, Eureka Springs, AR

The Carroll and Madison Library System (CAMALS) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as their Regional Library Administrator.  CAMALS is two-county, six-library, rural library system in Northwest Arkansas that serves the information needs of the 45,000+ citizens of Carroll and Madison counties.  The Regional Library Administrator is a full-time position. 

A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is required for this position or the willingness and ability to complete an MLIS within 3years of hire.  A minimum of five years of experience in progressively responsible positions is required, preferably in a library setting.  Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds. 

The CAMALS administrative office is located in the heart of the Arkansas Ozarks in historic Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  The system has libraries in Eureka Springs, Berryville, Green Forest, Huntsville, Kingston, and St. Paul.

Annual salary is $42,900.  Benefits include 100% paid health insurance, APERS (Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System) matching retirement, accrual of 7 hours sick leave per month, and 35 hours vacation after 1 year of employment. 

Please read the full job description here: https://www.camals.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/RLA-Job-Description.pdf

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to:
[email protected]

Or mail to:
Carroll and Madison Library System
44 Kingshighway A-3
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Cover letter may be addressed to the CAMALS Board of Trustees

https://www.camals.org/job-opportunity-regional-library-administrator/

 

Director, Oberlin Public Library, OH

Ohio is home to some of the nation’s best libraries. Here is your chance to lead one.
The trustees of the Oberlin Public Library in Oberlin, Ohio are seeking a forward-thinking, strategic leader as its next Director. This hands-on, mission-oriented leadership position will plan, implement, and administer all aspects of the operation of the Oberlin Public Library. The new Director will provide strategic leadership and possess a strong orientation towards vision, customer service, staff training and development, innovation, intellectual freedom, and increasing community collaboration.


About Oberlin Public Library:
The Library is committed to its mission of informing, educating, inspiring, and entertaining. They strive to create an environment where civic engagement, learning, and literacy thrive.
Not only does the Oberlin Public Library serve the residents of Oberlin, they play a role as a regional library and service smaller communities nearby in Lorain County and other counties as well. They are actively involved in supporting the community in unique ways, such as through The Bridge, a division of the library that serves as technology resource to address the digital divide. Located near the town square, the Library is an integral part of the community.
About Oberlin, Ohio: Oberlin is an historic community in Northeast Ohio just west of Cleveland. Home to the world-renowned Oberlin College and Conservatory, the town is known for its Midwest charm, progressiveness, and history of civil rights and social justice. A thriving college community with a vibrant town square, Oberlin offers wonderful amenities, numerous cultural and arts activities including several art museums, performing arts centers, outdoor recreation, and the support of its residents and business community. The region offers easy access to Lake Erie, Cleveland, Akron, Lorain, and Toledo.


Position Requirements and Compensation
Ideal candidates will have:
• Experience with most aspects of Library operations.
• Experience with strategic planning and leading organizational growth.
• Experience building strong, collaborative work groups focused on attaining superior results.
• Experience collaborating and partnering with Trustees/Board members, community partners, and other key stakeholders.
• Ability to use empirical data to drive change and measure results.
• Ability to implement policies and uphold the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community.
• Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred.
• A Master’s degree in Library Science is strongly preferred, although other relevant Master’s level disciplines will be considered.
A generous compensation package includes competitive base pay with a pay range minimum of $90,000; healthcare benefits include time-off, medical, dental, vision, pension plan, and more.


To Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Chief Executive Officer, Indianapolis Public Library, IN

Excited for new leadership, the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) is eager to be more inclusive, uplift all voices, and create lasting institutional change. IndyPL believes this can be achieved through open communication, breaking down barriers to service, and finding more opportunities to provide Indianapolis with the essential resources and services it deserves.  The Board of Trustees, staff, and community have spent the past year looking within and are seeking a transformational leader who can guide the library on its journey toward becoming a more welcoming and inclusive institution. The library desires a committed professional who can create collaborative structures, amplify the library’s voice, and forge a path forward together. Governed by an appointed 7-member board, with a $48.9 million budget, 24 service locations, and 574 employees as of the end of 2021, IndyPL is positioned to meet the changing needs of its residents. IndyPL offers unique collections such as the Center for Black Literature and Culture, Chris Gonzalez Collection, the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis, and an extensive diverse collection. The library serves as a leader in the community offering community spaces, and services. IndyPL circulated more than 7.2 million books from online to physical books in 2021.  

With an affordable cost of living, a close-knit community, and a love for the arts and sports, Indianapolis offers big city amenities with Midwestern charm. Recently named one of Food & Wine’s Next Great Food Cities, the region boasts traditional cuisine from across the globe and new takes on American fare. Home to five USA sports federations, state-of-the-art athletic facilities, and headquarters of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the city has become the amateur sports capital of the world and professional sports fans have multiple teams to cheer on. A diverse and growing community, Indianapolis has opened its arms to immigrant populations and proactively supports those who call it home through its Immigrant Welcome Center and many different cultural festivals. Residents have no shortage of things to do with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Newfields (which includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art), the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Indiana Repertory Theatre as popular destinations. It is easy to get around Indianapolis with an expanding public transportation system or to take advantage of Indianapolis International Airport-ranked the best airport in North America for nine years in a row.

Responsibilities: The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for working with the Library Board to develop long-term plans and directions for the library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of the library; providing effective team development leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with elected officials at the state and county level. The CEO functions with a high degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Board. The IndyPL CEO directly supervises the Chief Public Services Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, the Strategic Planning & Assessment Officer, and department directors including Collection Management, Selection & Acquisition; Communications; Facilities; Human Resources; and Innovation & Technology.

Qualifications:  A minimum of five years of professional (or paraprofessional equivalent) library experience and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university are required.  Non-MLS applicants who have not completed the educational requirement may be considered if the degree can be completed within three years of hire.  Experience as a public library director in a large urban library system is highly preferred.  Experience managing trauma-informed care in the workplace is desirable.  Essential attributes and skills include: leading strategic change and meeting Library goals; implementing and communicating clearly the organizational vision in a continuously changing environment; leading people through effective communication while consistently demonstrating integrity and honesty, fostering teamwork, developing staff, and effectively resolving conflicts; demonstrating sound business acumen and decision-making through the strategic use of data to understand and manage human, financial, and information resources; and effectively building coalitions both internally and externally to achieve common goals in alignment with library strategies. 

Compensation: A hiring salary range of $140,000 – $210,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package including coverage of both the employee and employer portions of PERF (14.2 % of employee salary).

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply by email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen E. Miller ([email protected]). This position closes on September 25, 2022.

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/indianapolis/.

 

Executive Director, La Grange Public Library, IL

Learn. Explore. Connect.  The La Grange Public Library (IL) invites you to consider becoming its next Executive Director. The seven-member Board of Trustees seeks an Executive Director who will commit to developing, enhancing, and supporting new library services and programs for the community. The La Grange Public Library serves 15,600+ residents from a centrally located and highly accessible downtown building. With a vital staff (26 FTE), a dedicated Library Board, and a $3 million annual budget, the library seeks the leadership of a visionary and innovative Executive Director. Highlights include excellent children’s programs, the Digital Studio, and a dynamic collection that provides current traditional materials as well as Library of Things equipment. Key opportunities for the next Executive Director include implementing the new strategic plan; filling a newly created Assistant Director position; mentoring and working collaboratively with Library staff to create a positive, service-oriented, and welcoming work culture; championing equity, diversity, and inclusion; revamping current workspaces; and growing new partnerships with external agencies and organizations.  

La Grangean award-winning village founded in the 1800s, today bustles with activities including shopping, dining, and entertainment. The community encourages and supports a wide variety of independent retailers and creates fun and enriching events that attract young families. Anchored by the La Grange Village Hall, downtown is the vibrant heart of the community offering residents an opportunity to come together, socialize, and celebrate.  Some of the buildings date from the 1890s when retail and commercial businesses began to flourish. In addition to an active and energetic downtown, La Grange is known for its historic residential district, its pedestrian-friendly environment, and its excellent public schools. When people visit La Grange, they want to stay! With quick access to three major highways, two train stations, two airports, and a public bus system, La Grange provides easy access to nearby suburbs, downtown Chicago, and the rest of the nation. 

Responsibilities. The Executive Director works closely with the Library Board and staff to fulfill the library’s mission of serving the community.  This position administers all library activities and services as directed and outlined in the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.  The Executive Director also plans, organizes, develops, and administers the operation of the library.  As the face of the library in both the La Grange and greater library community, the successful candidate will model the standards and philosophy of service the Library Trustees, staff, and community have come to expect.  

Qualifications. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of progressively responsible professional public library experience—at least three years of which demonstrate management ability in administration, budgeting, planning, and supervision—are required.  Essential attributes include energy and enthusiasm; personal integrity; excellent interpersonal abilities; and collaboration and consensus-building skills.  Experience reporting to a governing Board, success with fundraising and development, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and experience with facilities/space design are desired. 

Compensation. A starting salary range of $83,239 – $115,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an exceptional fringe benefits package. 

For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Brian C. Hare ([email protected]) on or before the closing date of Sunday, October 9, 2022. 

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/la-grange/.

 

Assistant Library Director, Shasta Public Libraries, CA
Shasta County is one of the last hidden gems in California. Redding, home to Shasta Public Libraries’ main branch, is the sunniest city in California and offers a small-town feel with big city living. Come stretch your legs and your limits – whether it's hiking the hills or rafting the rapids, Redding has countless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Are you looking for a lazy day on the lake? Breathtaking mountains? Hidden waterfalls? Scenic sunsets on the river? Exciting cave tours? Shasta has it. The library’s three branches serve a population of 178,000 throughout Shasta County. Our team is excited to make a difference for our community. Join us and make great things happen. Interested applicants can follow this link to apply:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1c1f7bef-ce81-46af-be11-c97d02bf9998&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=443971&lang=en_US&source=EN

 

Youth Services Coordinator, East Bonner County Free Library District, Sandpoint, ID

CLASSIFICATION:     Associate I       

Full time (40 hours/week), Non-exempt

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Under the general supervision of the Library Director, develop and administer all youth services. Provide guidance to volunteers. Develop teen and children’s collections and manage acquisitions. Maintain the youth focused areas of the library. Provide reference assistance and reader’s advisory to patrons.

Partner with other community enterprises including schools and non-profit organizations to provide library services throughout the District.

As needed, will also provide library services at the public services desks.  Duties may involve checking materials in and out, shelving materials, updating patron files, answering telephones, answering reference and reader’s advisory questions, assisting patrons with their technology needs and monitoring public areas.

EXAMPLES OF WORK/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Youth/Teen Services Coordinator: Organize and oversee Youth and Young Adult joint projects and tasks. Provide youth programming guidance and assistance to Clark Fork branch staff.  Purchase YA books for Sandpoint, Clark Fork and Bookmobile branches. Occasionally provide prepared craft materials, theme books, supplies and bookmarks for Sandpoint and Clark Fork Libraries. Supervise employees and volunteers during the hours they are assigned to Young Adult Services.

Story/Craft Time: Supervise or Direct interaction with infants – pre-Kindergarten children providing stories, songs, and crafts to foster a lifelong love of reading and learning. 

Program development and implementation: Develop and present programming for youth preK-12th grade. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Story programs that may include crafts, music, plays, puppetry, poems and special presenters.
  • Seasonal reading programs may involve all of the above, plus coordinating themes with other libraries.
  • Recruit members of the community to present portions of the programs. Select and promote library materials to supplement the programs. In conjunction with district Volunteer Coordinator, organize, train & supervise Youth Services department volunteers to assist in all branches.
  • In collaboration with the District’s Exploration Coordinator, offer programs that include Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) elements and special presenters.
  • Work with schools to provide library support as needed.

Collection development: Under the general supervision of the Director, continue to develop the youth collection. Weed outdated and worn materials. Read reviews from various sources and use other material selection tools. Respond to patron needs and requests while following guidelines as stated in Collection Development policy. 

Communication: Responsible for verbal communication with school personnel, library patrons, Friends of the Library (FOL), and general public regarding Youth Services. In cooperation with the district’s Marketing Manager: draft written communications; may write press releases, informational articles and EBCL website articles; will prepare and promote the library with book displays, flyers and handouts at community events.

Act as liaison with public school librarians and home school groups. Communicate with FOL to help promote Youth Services events and request their help or financial donations.

Supervise Youth Services for the district: Organize and oversee Youth projects and tasks. Provide Youth programming guidance and assistance to Clark Fork Library staff.  Select materials for Clark Fork and Bookmobile branches. Occasionally provide prepared craft materials, theme books, supplies and bookmarks for their branch.

Supervise two part-time staff Youth Services Assistants and any other employees and volunteers during the hours they may be assigned to Youth Services.

Meetings: Attend staff, committee and other meetings, as well as conferences and continuing education opportunities.

Reference/Readers Advisory:  Answer youth related reference and reader’s advisory questions. Assist patrons in making decisions regarding youth library material selections and research. Make suggestions appropriate to requests.

Maintenance of Youth areas: Maintain teen lounge, tween and children’s areas and collections. Communicate with maintenance personnel to coordinate setup of activity areas. Help make decisions on purchase of furniture. Prepare bulletin boards, posters, artwork, displays, wall hangings, photographs, etc., to create an inviting and interesting atmosphere.

Other duties as needed or assigned. May work at other branch locations as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE, BUT MAY NOT BE LIMITED TO:

  •  Ability to accurately read small letters and numbers rapidly.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand movements for extended durations: grasping/gripping and keyboarding.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended durations; climbing/descending stairs/step stools may be necessary. 
  • Frequent to continuous lifting and handling of objects weighing 1 to 10 pounds, occasionally lifting to 30 pounds and rarely to 40 or 50 pounds; pushing/pulling full book carts that require approximately 20 to 25 pounds of exertion to initiate movement and 10 to 15 pounds of exertion to sustain movement; bending, stooping, kneeling and reaching to floor level and overhead.
  • Speech, vision, touch and hearing are required, as is the ability to identify certain colors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Highly developed and consistently demonstrated internal and external customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in keyboarding, strong computer skills
  • Ability to plan, provide, and evaluate community-oriented library programs and outreach
  • Familiarity or willingness to learn video games
  • Knowledge of library shelving procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with youth of all ages, library staff and patrons; give and follow verbal and written instructions; and work effectively and efficiently with little supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain, enforce and follow library policies, procedures and systems
  • Personal initiative, motivation, positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team as well as alone.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the job requirements.

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

·         Although not required, the candidate may possess a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or have relevant experience that prepares them to fulfill the duties outlined above.

  • Prior successful experience/education/training for working with children of all ages, particularly in a library setting. 
  • Classroom management skills required.

SUPERVISOR: Director

WAGE: Minimum entry wage is $19.86/hour (Actual wage is based on experience, qualifications and length of service.)

BEGINNING DATE:   September 26, 2022, or sooner if possible

SCHEDULE:      Monday through Friday.  Occasionally may be necessary to work a flexible schedule, including evenings/weekends.                         

TO APPLY: Contact: Dawn Riggins in Human Resources ([email protected]) of your interest in the position, and provide any pertinent experience/training/education you may have, no later than 5:00 p.m. September 9, 2022.

 

Regional Director of Libraries, Appalachian Regional Library, NC

Would you like to lead a three-county regional library in the beautiful North Carolina mountains? Would you want to live near four-season recreational opportunities, enjoy a vibrant cultural arts scene, and reside in a highly-rated school district? Appalachian Regional Library is seeking a dynamic, outgoing individual to head a staff of 59 dedicated employees.

TITLE/CLASS: Director of Libraries/Manager VI/Classification Grade 20 LIBRARY: Appalachian Regional Library (Ashe, Watauga and Wilkes Counties, NC)

QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school, seven years of professional public library experience preferred (including five years of public library administrative or management experience), and eligibility for certification by the NC Librarian Certification Committee. Excellent oral and written communication abilities and management skills are necessary. Experience with managing a budget is required. Must be able to plan and direct staff engaged in all library functions.

DUTIES: The Director of Libraries provides professional leadership in planning, organizing, and directing the Appalachian Regional Library System under the general review of the regional library board. This employee works to meet staffing, materials, equipment, and facility needs for five public libraries in Ashe, Watauga, and Wilkes Counties. The regional director’s duties also include making recommendations to the governing board regarding hiring, promotion, or dismissal of management-level employees of the Appalachian Regional Library System; having extensive public contact and frequent conferences with library board members, government officials, and community leaders in all three counties; and maintaining professional relationships with the staff of the State Library of North Carolina, the North Carolina Public Library Directors’ Association, and state legislators.

BEGINNING SALARY RANGE: $68,000-$73,000. Generous benefits.

APPLY BY: Open until filled AVAILABLE: December 2022 TO APPLY and for further information: Send cover letter, resume, and list of references (or questions) to [email protected]

 

Director/CEO, Worthington Libraries, OH

The Worthington Libraries (OH) Board of Trustees seeks a visionary leader, consensus builder, and strong library advocate as its next Director/CEO. As one of only six libraries in the country to have received the Library Journal 5-Star Award every year since 2007, Worthington Libraries is committed to providing excellent service and resources to a population of 60,000 residents out of three physical locations and its website, worthingtonlibraries.org.
The 2007 National Library of the Year, Worthington Libraries is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees appointed by the Worthington School District Board of Education, has 142 FTE, and a $15 million budget generated from the Ohio Public Library Fund and two local permanent property tax levies totaling 4.8 mills. Known for its exemplary customer service, Worthington Libraries sets the standard for how a modern library can serve its community. Key initiatives include assisting the library in its transition to a union environment; building an actively anti-racist library; fostering a positive work culture; and defending intellectual freedom. Founded in 1803, Worthington is one of the Midwest’s first planned communities located at the center of Ohio’s crossroads.

A suburb of Columbus, Worthington offers all the attractions and conveniences of a big city combined with the charm of small-town living. The library serves residents in the City of Worthington, Village of Riverlea, portions of the City of Columbus, and Sharon and Perry Townships. Worthington’s Village Green serves as the local gathering place and is alive with activities like Concerts on the Green and other special events. Local boutiques, restaurants, and shops provide a unique and personal atmosphere that is unlike any other. Excellent schools, high quality of life, and a commitment to sustainability and green initiatives are just a few of the reasons so many people call Worthington home. With two professional sports teams, AAA Baseball, COSI, and the Columbus Zoo – Columbus provides exciting opportunities that are only available in a growing and dynamic city. The region boasts 21 universities and colleges which includes The Ohio State University – the third largest public university in the nation.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to creating and articulating a clear and exciting vision for the future of the library to all library stakeholders; providing visionary, strategic, and transparent leadership to all library stakeholders; developing and supporting all efforts to advance the library’s mission and building community support for the library’s collection, services, and programs; ensuring the library complies with all applicable laws; recommending and implementing library policies; serving as Deputy Fiscal Officer of the Board of Trustees; supporting the professional development of all staff and seeking to build a diverse workforce; negotiating the labor contract with Worthington Public Libraries United; and fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff and patrons.

Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years leading an organization are required.
A master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or library science–from an ALAaccredited school–and a minimum of three (3) years of experience supervising a system-wide department or branch library, in a public library are preferred.
Experience working with unions is also preferred. The ideal candidate will understand the nuances of the modern workplace, be an active listener and effective communicator, strengthen relationships inside and outside the organization, work closely with the Board of the Friends Foundation of Worthington Libraries; and serve as a trustworthy source of leadership and inspiration.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $130,000 – $160,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/).

Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Brian C. Hare ([email protected]).

This position closes on September 25, 2022. View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/worthington/.

 

Youth Services Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, IA

For a full job description and information on how to apply, please visit https://www.fairfield.lib.ia.us/job-opening. Applications for this role will be received until the position is filled.

Full-time | Monday-Friday
Reports to Library Director
18.94 per hour, IPERS life insurance, health insurance, and generous paid leave

Position Summary

The Youth Services Librarian creates and promotes library collections and library programs for patrons from birth to 18; offers reader’s advisory services for children and parents; and helps at the circulation desk when needed. The Youth Services Librarian is familiar with the overall functioning of the library and acts as administrator when the director is absent.

Entry Requirements

  •  Education and training: Master’s Degree in Library Science, or equivalent education and experience.
  •  Transportation: Valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle to be used for outreach
  • Work Experience: Prior experience delivering youth programs and relating positively with others in a work environment
  •  A background check will be conducted pending offer of the position.

Essential Job Duties

  • Youth Programs: Offer programs for youth via storytelling, crafts, music, drama, and physical activities geared to different age levels.
  • Community Engagement: Plan, promote and deliver several larger programs per year to increase literacy and library usage for families.
  • Readers’ advisory: Recommend titles to children and parents, tailored to patron interests, compile book lists, and create displays.
  • Outreach: Support children’s education by visiting schools and daycare centers
  • Publicity: Promote youth programming through a variety of means (local newspaper, social media, the library’s website, radio, etc.); prepare promotional materials and handouts.
  • Fundraising: Fundraise for youth programs and additional youth resources through grant writing and local fundraising.
  • Collection development: Develop an actively utilized Youth Services collection by selecting, ordering, and cataloging materials in a variety of formats, conforming to the library’s collection development policy.
  • Continuing education: Attend library workshops or conferences or view webinars developed by professional librarians to stay current.
  • Other: Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Customer service: Demonstrate high standards of kindness, flexibility, and responsibility when dealing with patrons and coworkers
  • People Skills: Enjoy working with youth of all ages; Effectively manage behaviors appropriately
  • Performance: Bring children’s literature to life during Storytimes through voice, music, and movement.
  • Accuracy: Ability to attend to detail in catalog management, budgetary tracking, and communication
  • Physical requirements: See the posted document, “Physical Job Requirement Analysis” for a description of physical requirements of working at the Fairfield Public Library.

 

Programmer Analyst I/II, Santa Cruz

Under general supervision, is responsible for systems analysis, design, development, data extraction, reporting, conversion, and interfacing for City custom and commercial off-the-shelf applications in close cooperation with user departments and project implementation teams; identifies end user system requirements and business process needs and revises and maintains existing automated systems, interfaces, and custom reports; provides training and technical support for applications and business system interfaces; there are two assignment areas: one is the City IT Department and the other is the Santa Cruz Public Library.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

Programmer Analyst I is the entry level position in the programmer analyst series. Initially under general supervision, incumbents support existing and assist in implementing new business applications; code, test, and debug system interfaces, custom reports, and automated database processes; and prepare documentation and operations instructions. As experience is gained, there is greater independence of action. Programmer Analyst I’s generally assist Programmer Analyst II’s in specific and defined aspects of a large project or assume responsibility for projects that are of limited complexity and routine in nature. This classification is alternately staffed with Programmer Analyst II and incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating a level of proficiency that meets the qualifications of the higher level classification.

Programmer Analyst II is the journey level position in the programmer analyst series. Incumbents work under direction and are expected to demonstrate thorough knowledge of database systems, business systems, custom report writing and programming techniques, and systems analysis. Incumbents perform programming, analysis, and/or database administration assignments on a wide range of highly complex municipal projects. This classification differs from the lower classification of Programmer Analyst in that the latter is responsible for programming and analysis assignments of limited scope and complexity. Incumbents may provide work direction and training to Programmer Analyst I.

Typical Duties

(May include, but are not limited to, those duties listed below.)

· Analyzes and documents end user work processes and project and technical reviews to develop logic and requirements for detailed programming.

· Designs programs and writes technical programming specifications.

· Designs business processes and work flow strategies to meet business needs; accesses and retrieves data; defines data rules and relationships; develops methods for quality control of databases.

· Designs methods to import, transform, and extract data; performs comparative analysis of data from dissimilar applications.

· Creates, codes, and tests new and modified systems and interfaces (custom, web, API’s, commercial off-the-shelf enhancements, reports, etc.).

· Identifies table relationships and builds Structured Query Language (SQL) data manipulation scripts to extract data; builds custom reports using SQL and third party reporting tools; troubleshoots data extraction issues. The library assignment also uses Django, Python, and PHP for these tasks.

· Performs program and database performance analysis; tunes and optimizes based upon findings.

· Develops and executes system test cases for unit, integration and user acceptance testing to ensure system performance conforms to specifications; modifies programming to correct errors.

· Prepares feasibility studies, cost and benefits analyses, product evaluation, requirement specifications, designs, flow charts, and other analyses and documentation.

· Prepares training materials and conducts formal and informal training on the use and operation of the systems.

· Provides system support for users, using various in-house and third party applications as needed.

· Assists with daily administrative duties related to application environments.

· Analyzes and evaluates new software packages and provides detailed recommendations concerning acquisition.

· Acts as a back-up to webmaster for posting new documents and making changes to the City’s internal and/or external website.

· May act as liaison with vendor and coordinate activities with vendor related to application systems support.

· Performs other related duties that may be reasonably expected as part of this classification.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities; repetitive hand movement and fine motor coordination in using a computer keyboard, mouse and other computer components; both near and far vision in using a computer monitor and conducting

training sessions; color vision is required to accurately interpret visual displays; acute hearing is required when communicating by phone and in person. The need to lift, drag and push equipment and materials weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Additionally, off-site travel, attendance at multi-day off-site training sessions, weekend and evening work, and after-hours emergency call outs may be required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications for Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities are the following:

Education and Experience:

Programmer Analyst I

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science or management information systems and,

· One (1) year of programming experience,

OR

· Three (3) years of relevant college level coursework in computer programming or related field and,

· Two (2) years of programming experience

 

Programmer Analyst II

· Bachelor’s degree in computer science or management information systems and,

· Three (3) years of increasingly responsible programming experience

OR

· High school diploma or equivalent and,

· Five (5) years of increasingly responsible programming experience.

Knowledge:

Programmer Analyst I

· Principles and practices of systems management, analysis, design, and maintenance.

· Basic data management theory, principles, and practices.

· Principles of relational database management, business interfacing, and programming.

· Structured programming methods, scripting, and languages.

· Principles of operating systems, infrastructure, software applications, and related hardware.

· Various software packages including business systems, word processing, and spreadsheets.

· Standard methods of analyses and documentation formats such as feasibility studies, cost and benefits analyses, product evaluation, requirement specifications, designs, flow charts.

· Techniques for providing a high level of customer service.

 

Programmer Analyst II

· For the City IT assignment: knowledge of one or more programming languages used by the City – e.g., Microsoft T-SQL, Microsoft Visual Studio Crystal Reports and HTML5. For the Library assignment: knowledge of SQL, PHP and HTML5.

· Data management theory, principles, and practices and their application to a wide variety of services and programs.

· Modern and complex principles and practices of computer systems management, analysis, design, and maintenance.

· Coding for multiple custom software and mobile applications.

· Design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of multiple application software systems.

 

Abilities:

Programmer Analyst I/II

· Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.

· Diagnose problems, perform remedial actions to correct problems, and/or recommend and determine solutions.

· Conduct research on applications issues, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical reports.

· Prepare clear and concise documentation, user procedures, reports of work performed, and other written materials.

· Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.

· Design, configure, test, coordinate, and maintain assigned system(s) and integrate to meet business needs.

· Monitor system utilization and recommend appropriate revisions to processes, procedures, and operations; develop and implement new systems of varying scope and complexity.

· Effectively apply programming to custom or commercial off-the-shelf applications.

· Participate in design sessions and process improvement sessions; provide sound recommendations and technical input.

· Develop clear and concise layout for output reports to meet user needs and business processes.

· Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.

· Interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.

· Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including communicating technical information in business-friendly and user-friendly (non-technical) language.

· Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

· Be team-oriented and successfully work within a collaborative environment.

· Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

 

Programmer Analyst II

· Exercise initiative and independent analysis and judgment in solving complex problems.

Licenses and Certificates

· Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver’s license.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

If assigned to City IT for both the Programmer Analyst I and II: successfully pass a full criminal record / background check including confirmation of the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System (CLETS) record check from the Department of Justice (DOJ) obtained through Live Scan fingerprinting, and a criminal record history from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience in working in a public agency.

· SQL and other Microsoft development tools.

· Java or similar programming knowledge.

If assigned to City IT:

· Crystal Reports

If assigned to the Library:

· Experience generating reports from an Integrated Library System in SQL and PostgreSQL.

· Experience with MARC records, OCLC MARC and MARC 21, tags, indicators and subfields.

· Experience with Library Metadata and Linked Library Data.

· Experience with Bibliographic records.

· Django, Python, MySQL, Java, Java Script, AJAX and CSS.

Career Ladder

N/A

Class Detail

Reports to: Information Technology Manager

Supervises: Non-supervisory

Bargaining Unit: Mid-Management

 

Classification No.: 705-706

Date of Issue: 01/06 (New Alternate Staffing)

Class Code

705-706

Salary

$5,918.00 - $8,948.00 Monthly

check the City of Santa Cruz webpage to apply.  https://www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-departments/human-resources/city-jobs

 

Director, Ritter Public Library, OH

Ohio is home to some of the nation’s best libraries. Here is your chance to lead one.
The trustees of the Ritter Public Library in Vermilion, Ohio are seeking a visionary leader as its next Director. This highly visible, mission-oriented leadership position will plan, implement, and administer all aspects of the operation of the Ritter Public Library. In addition, the new Director will provide strategic leadership and possess a strong orientation towards intellectual freedom, service, innovation, and community collaboration to meet the new challenges and changing needs of the Library’s customers and the larger community.


About Ritter Public Library
The Library’s mission is to enrich, empower, entertain. It provides the residents of the Vermilion Local Schools district with a variety of books, movies and music; computers and access to the Internet; educational and entertaining programs and classes; and other materials and services.
The Ritter Public Library is in the middle of the town’s central district and is architecturally noteworthy for being the first Ohio library to earn the LEED Gold Award for leadership in energy and environmental design. Built in the 1950s, the Library has gone through several major renovations with the most recent in 2010. Learn more here.


About Vermillion, Ohio
Vermilion is a lakeside community in Northeast Ohio located between Toledo and Cleveland. Situated on Lake Erie and the Vermilion River, it has a vacation resort feel, with cottages, marinas, shops, and ongoing festivals and events. It is also notable for having the highest-rated Zagat restaurant in Ohio, Chez Francois Restaurant, offering fine dining with French cuisine.


Position Requirements:
Ideal candidates will have:
• Experience with most aspects of Library operations.
• Experience with strategic planning and leading organizational growth.
• Experience building strong, collaborative work groups focused on attaining superior results.
• Experience collaborating and partnering with Trustees/Board members, community partners, and other key stakeholders.
• Ability to implement policies and uphold the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community.

• Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred.
• Experience working collaboratively with collective bargaining units is preferred.
• A Master’s degree in Library Science is strongly preferred although other relevant Master’s level disciplines will be considered.


A generous compensation package includes competitive base pay with a pay range minimum of $80,000; healthcare benefits include time-off, medical, dental, vision, pension plan, and more.


To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Library Director, Nottawa Township Library, Centreville, MI

Nottawa Township Library is a rural Class 2 library located in Southwestern Lower Michigan in the middle of St. Joseph County in Centreville. The current library services the patrons of Nottawa, Lockport and Florence Townships, as well as other surrounding communities and schools. The current library building holds a collection of 28,000+ items and digital resources, including MEL and Overdrive and Hoopla. The library is staffed with seven dedicated team members. The Board of Trustees is looking for a qualified and experienced leader to guide the library as it continues to provide excellent and friendly library services to our communities.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS:

Must meet and maintain requirements set by the Library of Michigan for a Class 2 library (Level 4 certificate). Prior work experience that would utilize communication, both written and oral, the development and implementation of goals and objectives, supervising others, delegating responsibilities, developing and managing the budget, and public relations is required. Advanced degree preferred.

NATURE OF WORK: Develops, administers, supervises, and coordinates the work of the library and staff. Performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operation in conformity of the policies established by the Library Board and the regulations of the Library of Michigan. Depending on library needs, the director may be responsible for planning, coordinating, publicizing and executing programs that will serve preschool through elementary age children.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS*:

● Maintain effective working relationships with the Library Board, other employees, associates, officials of other agencies, and the general public.

● Maintain the library budget. Keep all records in optimum condition for auditing; prepare all reports required by the state and federal government. Prepare a monthly balance sheet for the Library and Nottawa Township Boards. Prepare bills twice monthly and as necessary. Keep staff information confidential.

● Maintain knowledge of standard library principles and practices, concepts of freedom of speech, copyrights, collection development, patron confidentiality, censorship, and other library ethical issues.

● Prepare all reports required by the State of Michigan including the state aid report. Seek out and apply for other grant opportunities.

*Please visit the Nottawa Township Library website for complete Director’s job description.

SALARY: Set by the Library Board based upon education, previous experience, and work performance.

$38,000 - $42,000.

BENEFITS: Leave and sick days are set forth in the Personnel Policy and are based on years of service. No health insurance is offered.

 

APPLICATION: Candidates may apply by submitting their resume and cover letter, along with three professional references and copies of university transcripts, and relevant certifications. Mail to Nottawa Township Library, Attn: Library Board, 685 E. Main Street, Centreville, Michigan 49032 or email [email protected]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 10, 2022

Nottawa Township Library

685 E. Main Street

Centreville, Michigan 49032

POSITION: Nottawa Township Library Director

REPORTS TO: Library Board of Trustees

STARTING DATE: December 2022

 

Librarian 3, Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records, NV

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive

Posting Close Date: Open until filled

Geographical Location: Carson City, Nevada

Work Type: PERMANENT

Pay Grade: GRADE 35

Salary Range: $51,803.28 - $76,921.92

Full Time

 

Position Description

The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records division is hiring for three Librarian 3 positions. Each position reports to a program manager within the division. The positions are in-person positions with the option for some telework. Please submit one application and specify in your cover letter which Librarian III position(s) are of most interest to you.

A Librarian 3 must be able to: Work as an engaged, proactive, and supportive member of a collaborative, adaptable, positive, and professional team; Actively contribute toward achieving division objectives by making data- and policy-informed recommendations and decisions; Align strategies and activities to support the statutory requirements, mission, goals, and strategic direction of the agency; Evaluate area of focus, proactively seeking out and capitalizing on areas of opportunity, removing barriers, and solving problems through application of strong research, reasoning, creativity, critical thinking, and analytic abilities; Research, communicate, monitor, and apply relevant federal, state, and division policy and requirements, and assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; Engage stakeholders and provide effective customer service, complaint resolution, and support through kindness, competence, and professionalism; Concurrently manage multiple tasks of varying priority and determine a course of action to meet deadlines and deliverables; Apply effective written and verbal communication, coordination, and organizational skills.  

 

Areas of focus are:

  • Library Planning & Development Training and Resources Coordinator - This position is responsible for coordinating and delivering training and learning resources for libraries across the state. This includes management, development, and delivery of all aspects of the program. We are looking for someone who is interested and skilled in program management, needs assessments, teaching, and instructional design.
  • Library Planning & Development Statewide Programs Coordinator - This position is responsible for managing statewide library programs, grants, projects, and activities. This includes management, grant reporting, and project development. We are looking for someone who is interested and skilled in program management, grants, contracts, and project development and delivery with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Government Publications Librarian - This position is responsible for overseeing all work related to the planning, development, research, and management of local, state, and federal government publications collections, including the Nevada State Data Center. This includes conducting research within the collections in response to patron requests. We are looking for someone who is interested and skilled in collection development (including acquisitions, cataloging, and weeding), and in-depth research.

For more information or to apply: https://careers.nv.gov/job/CARSON-CITY-LIBRARIAN-3-NEVA-89701/895040400/



Director, Lincoln City Libraries, NE

The City of Lincoln, Nebraska seeks a passionate leader to become the next Director of Lincoln City Libraries.  The Libraries serve the City of Lincoln and Lancaster County from eight locations and a bookmobile and operate with a $12 million budget.  The seven-member board of trustees is appointed by the Lincoln City Council and is committed to ensuring the Libraries provide literacy, learning, and literature to residents. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to innovative library services, champion the right to read, understand how to effectively and equitably engage a community, and be an active listener for and skilled developer of staff. The Libraries’ revenues come primarily from the City, with additional funds generated through the County, gaming revenue, and support from the state. They are also supported by the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that plays a crucial role in ensuring the Libraries remain the crown jewels of the community. Key initiatives include overseeing the new central library project; maintaining and strengthening diplomatic ties with the city and community; moving the library’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts forward, and identifying ways to increase the public’s awareness of how the Libraries can improve their lives. 

As the state capital of Nebraska and home to the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln is a dynamic community of over 290,000 residents.  Our 134 miles of biking, hiking, and walking trails, 133 parks, outstanding public schools, a world-class children’s museum, and an award-winning children’s zoo offer a high quality of life and a great place to raise a family. With no competing municipalities, a single school district, and sole supervision of our utilities, Lincoln provides high-quality opportunities for all residents wherever they live. The city has significantly lower commute times than those of similarly sized cities and boasts vibrant, active neighborhood associations in all areas of the community. Recognized nationally as a smart gigabit city following the development of competitive high-speed internet available to every home and business, Lincoln is at the forefront of technology growth and expansion.  Lincoln receives accolades for its affordability, livability, and overall happiness for people of all ages, having been named the top city in the country for young professionals and the best place to retire, as well as one of the best-run cities in the U.S. 

A vibrant cultural scene that includes local theatre, symphony, museums, and the arts is anchored by the Lied Center for Performing Arts and Pinnacle Bank Arena. Lincoln boasts a vibrant downtown and popular Historic Haymarket district, the site of numerous sporting and entertainment events. The downtown area offers a wide variety of dining options and nightlife, including The Railyard on Canopy Street. The Haymarket is filled with exceptional restaurants, shopping, and galleries and is well known for its open-air Farmers’ Market every Saturday morning from May through October. All of this combines to make Lincoln a premier Midwestern city. 

Responsibilities:  The Library Director leads a team committed to creating a thriving library; plays a key role in promoting literacy and equal access to knowledge and information to build educational and economic opportunities; promotes lifelong learning and a love of reading; informs, enriches, and empowers every patron served; provides easy access to a wide variety of materials, services, and programs; meets the personal, educational, cultural and professional information needs of the community; and nurtures in-depth relationships with the City, Library, Board, and community to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, ongoing program development, and continued account growth.

Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university supplemented by completion of an accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science; six years of experience in professional library work in a supervisory capacity with multiple buildings; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the desirable knowledge, abilities and skills are required.  

Compensation:  The position offers a hiring salary range of $115,000 – $155,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply by email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Brian C. Hare ([email protected]). This position closes on August 28, 2022.

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/lincoln/.

 

Library Director, Burlington Public Library, IA 

The Burlington Public Library is seeking its next Director to lead the library in fulfilling its mission to create opportunities for all people to connect with others, to learn about the world around them, and to imagine the futures before them.

Some of the key roles of this position include: Direct all public library functions. Manage the human resources, community relations, strategic planning, and financial operations in accordance with the policies established by the Burlington Public Library Board of Trustees. In addition to working with the Board of Trustees, act as a liaison to the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation. Oversee and maintain the library's 50,000 square foot building that was completed in 2006.

Burlington, a community of over 24,000 residents located on the Mississippi River in Southeast Iowa, is a regional center for employment, shopping, education, healthcare and recreation. The community is beautifully situated on the bluffs of the river and has a rich heritage as a center of commerce and culture. Burlington was incorporated in 1836 and serves as the county seat of Des Moines County. The library was established by city ordinance in 1885.

For the full job description and to apply to go https://burlingtoniowa.org/Jobs.aspx.

 

Library Director, Massanutten Regional Library, VA

The Massanutten Regional Library (MRL) seeks its next Library Director to fulfill the organization’s mission of being an engaging community partner providing programs and services that bring people together, foster creativity, and encourage lifelong learning. The ideal candidate will embrace the library vision to be the welcoming heart of the community where all come to learn, discover, create, and connect. A non-profit 501(c)(3) library with an annual budget of $2.6 million and approximately 34 FTE, MRL is governed by a twelve-member Board of Trustees; four appointed by the localities served and the remaining eight nominated by the Board. MRL is a seven-branch system, with the Central Library serving the residents of Harrisonburg, four branches serving Rockingham County, and two branches serving the residents of Page County. With a service population of 160,000 residents and over 574,000 items circulated in FY 2022, MRL is an active member of the local community and maintains involvement with a variety of local, state, and national organizations, both civic and professional.

 

Key initiatives include: building relationships with our localities to grow local funding for new initiatives such as an assessment of existing buildings and possible branch construction, reorganizing structurally, increasing staff pay scale, and offering more diverse services.  

 

Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, the City of Harrisonburg is 130 miles from Washington, DC, 130 miles from Richmond and 115 miles from Roanoke. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and Page County offer a wealth of recreational features for the outdoor enthusiast. The area is also rich in cultural, historical and educational sites with four colleges and universities (James Madison University, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, and Blue Ridge Community College). Downtown Harrisonburg, an award-winning downtown, which includes a Virginia Arts & Cultural District and Culinary district is the lively center of the city’s innovative and dynamic culture. 

 

Responsibilities: The Library Director is the chief executive and administrative officer of Massanutten Regional Library. With direction from the Board of Trustees, the Library Director has overall responsibility for all management, administrative, and professional function of the library system. The Library Director is responsible for long-term library development and daily operations under policies and goals established by the Board of Trustees. This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, exempt position. The benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, paid sick, vacation, and personal time, and paid holidays.  

 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program and five years of library administrative experience showing a progression of increasing responsibility, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.  

 

Essential attributes include excellent organizational skills, managing multiple projects, strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to represent the library at all levels within the community, and strong financial management skills. The Library Director should also have the ability to develop long-term goals, objectives, actions, and policies to support the mission of the library system, analyze library needs and evaluate library services, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the community, be flexible and adapt to a changing environment, and to prepare and present public presentations. 

 

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $100,000 – $120,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. 

 

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to  Briana Trudell ([email protected]).  This position closes on Sunday, September 4, 2022.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/massanutten/.

 

Director, Greenwich Library, CT

The Greenwich Library (CT) Board of Directors seek a dedicated visionary leader and committed library professional as its next Director. For 217 years, Greenwich Library – a Library Journal “Five Star Library” – has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community.  The 63,518 residents of the Town of Greenwich receive high-quality services through the Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library.  The Director leads a dedicated staff of 61 Full-time (91 FTE including part-time) with a $10 million annual budget generated from both public and private sources.  Following a recent major renovation of the Main Library, the organization is poised to engage the community in new and exciting ways.  Highlights include a generous programming budget, an impressive physical and digital collection, and a large staff with specialized librarians.  Key initiatives include motivating staff to continue providing excellent service post-pandemic; reimagining Greenwich library services and programs after recent facility renovations; spearheading a Cos Cob Library renovation, and executing a new 3-year strategic plan.

 

Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools, low taxes, and civically engaged residents. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several beautiful public beaches, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town.

Responsibilities. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director is responsible for providing innovative leadership in the overall administration of the Library; preparing the public and private annual operating and capital budgets; directing and controlling the expenditure of funds within the constraints of approved budgets; managing the Deputy Director and other supervisory personnel; directing all personnel actions; administering labor contracts ­– including grievance procedures; recommending and implementing policies to be established by the Board of Directors; attending community and professional meetings; anticipating the needs of the community and developing new cultural events and programs in response, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required and a minimum of eight years of public library experience preferred with five or more years of management/administrative experience in libraries; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work required. The ideal candidate will have deep financial acumen, the ability to balance numerous constituencies, union experience, excellent presentation skills, comfort with consensus hiring practices, and a combination of empathy and humility.

 

The hiring salary range is $170,000 – $192,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/).  Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller ([email protected]). Applicants must also apply via the Town of Greenwich job opportunities website here: Greenwich Library Director. This position closes on September 18, 2022.

View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/greenwich/.

 

PC Technician, Stones River, Murfreesboro, TN

: An employee in this classification performs information systems technical support work as required for the public libraries in the regional library systems.  The employee will be assigned to work in a specific regional library and with specific public libraries in Tennessee. The employee will be expected 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 libraries with system and software updates and computer maintenance and software licensing.
  • Assist Network Services Consultants with large project implementations which may include assisting with paperwork, unpacking, and setting up equipment, installing software, imaging hard drives, and training public library staff.
  • Assist with automated library systems.
  • Perform as coordinator for assigned region on Information Systems Plan.
  • Perform as coordinator with SOS Information Technology and Fiscal Office for surplus state property.
  • Interact effectively with public library personnel.
  • Provide technical training on a wide variety of subjects in one-on-one training or group setting or webinar.
  • Assist assigned regional library as scheduled with non-Information Technology duties.
  • Monitor and respond quickly and effectively to requests received through the Secretary of State’s IT Call Center/Helpdesk.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited two-year college with an associate degree in information systems, computer science or another related field.
  • Experience and education in the following areas may substitute for the required degree on a year for year basis: (1) one year experience in a public or regional library (required), and/or (2) diagnostic software/hardware technical support, and/or (3) hardware installation of computers and peripherals.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Experience in a library setting is desirable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (2016 and later), library circulation/management systems, Symantec anti-virus software, security software such as Clean Slate, Microsoft Windows.
  • Proven ability to teach and train adults.
  • Ability to provide basic troubleshooting over the phone.
  • Ability to demonstrate basic understanding of ethernet and wireless networking.
  • An employee in this classification must be a team player with strong interpersonal skills capable of working well with public librarians and state staff.
  • Ability to work unsupervised in a conscientious manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in a mobile work environment.

Physical Requirements

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and be willing and able to travel independently throughout the state, including overnight travel.
  • Ability to handle boxes and equipment weighing a minimum of forty (40) pounds.
  • Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

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: Commensurate with experience and the State of Tennessee benefits package.

To apply: Please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, [email protected].

Supervisor:  Assistant Director of Information Technology