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  • 10 Oct 2017 12:45 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Job no: 496306
    Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
    Department: 320100 - General Library
    Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
    Categories: Professional
    Position Open Date: Sep 15 2017

    Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:
    14/$40,400

    Department Profile:                                      
    The University Libraries provide their communities of users an ongoing, creative and technologically advanced library program.

    Area of Specialization:                 
    Web Services 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

    1. Maintains existing and develops new websites and web applications including database programming, multimedia development and web editing;
    2. Assists in integrating other 3rd party applications into new and existing websites/applications;
    3. Assists with concept design, content delivery and exploring/recommending emerging technologies and services that will benefit the library program;
    4. Provides technical support, training and ongoing development for a variety of existing applications;
    5. Develops and maintains mobile web applications;
    6. Works with Library Web Team to ensure appropriate web site ADA compliance as well as compliance with University policies;
    7. Supervises student workers and manages student payroll for Web Services team;
    8. Tracks, analyzes and reports on current web usage statistics;
    9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Bachelor's degree in related field ~AND~ One (1) year related experience in maintaining and developing web-related applications. 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Drupal
    • Experience with agile development methodologies

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Strong interpersonal communication, organizational and problem-solving skills;
    • Demonstrated experience with web design software and programming experience using HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and other languages;
    • Experience with various database systems including MySQL and Microsoft SQL;
    • Must be familiar with Internet protocols, web-based authentication methods and proxy servers in order to manage the site and maintain a high level of security for various databases and websites;
    • Understanding of web standards and accessibility as defined by the W3C and Section 508 Compliance;

    Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

    • No unusual physical requirements. Must be able to sit at a computer for extended periods of time. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility;
    • Frequent external imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis;
    • Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands;
    • Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically;
    • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment;
    • No or very limited exposure to physical risk;
    • No or very limited physical effort required.

    Instructions for Applying:
    All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter and resume. 

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
    MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.


    Apply at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496306/web-developer. Please contact Demetrice Williams with any questions: dwilliams@library.msstate.edu.

  • 04 Oct 2017 5:05 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    DIRECTOR

    Harrison County Library System

    Gulfport, MS

     

    Description:  The Harrison County Library System Administrative Board of Trustees seeks a creative and innovative Library Director who can grow a large, vibrant public library system.  The successful applicant must be enthusiastic, forward thinking, and possess strong leadership skills along with demonstrated social and business acumen.

     

    Situated along the beautiful Mississippi gulf coast, Harrison County offers a multitude of cultural and leisure opportunities.  The Coast is also home to large U.S. military bases, major industry, and outstanding research and technology facilities along with several higher education institutions.  In addition, the area is only a short drive to Mobile and New Orleans.  With a mild climate, beautiful white sand beaches, and a long, rich history, Harrison County is an ideal place to live.

     

    The Public Library System has a staff of seventy (70); nine (9) branch libraries, four (4) of which are new; an annual budget of $3.1 million; a collection of 400,000 items and electronic resources; and a county population of approximately 200,000, coastal population of more than 450,000.

                                                                                                          

    Responsibilities:  Reports to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees •Directs Library System operations •Develops plans to effectively meet current and future community needs •Oversees a staff of 70 full and part-time employees •Develops, presents, and administers annual budget •Seeks and administers outside funding •Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with communities including elected officials, other agencies, and civic/community groups  •Oversees Library System facilities and collections, physical and electronic.

     

    Job Requirements: 

    Required:

    • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
    • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a public library director.
    • Strong interpersonal relations skills.
    • Days, nights, and weekend hours.

     Preferred:

    • Minimum five (5) years’ experience with increasing administrative responsibilities in a public library system with multiple outlets.

    Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of library philosophies, practices, procedures, and technologies Knowledge of Library budgetary and fiscal practices and library law Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Ability to work effectively with various personality types Ability to think analytically and to exercise initiative Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, delegate duties, and attend to detail Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously Skilled in public speaking and professional writing Ability to effectively encourage, support, and work in a team environment.

     

    Salary:  Range - $80,000 to $95,000. 

     

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

     

    Submit:  Cover letter, resume, and brief statement of public library service philosophy to ssmithconsultms@gmail.com.  

     

    DEADLINE for receipt of applications:  December 18, 2017.

     

     

    Harrison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

  • 03 Oct 2017 9:58 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Mississippi Library Commission is recruiting for a Library Consultant position.  Applicants may apply on the MSPB website and the job posting closes on 10/26/17.  Please post and share this information with those who may be interested.   


    The Library Development team at the Mississippi Library Commission is looking for a well-rounded librarian with a passion for improving statewide service for public libraries. This position is located in Jackson, MS and requires a Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited four-year college or university in library science; and three (3) years of experience as a librarian. Those with a specialization (STEM/STEAM, statistics, non-profits, etc), are strongly encouraged to apply!

     

    Applicants must apply on the MSPB website and the job posting closes on 10/26/17.

    MSPB Link: https://goo.gl/EDVM8y
    MLC Link: http://mlc.lib.ms.us/jobs/mississippi-library-jobs/


  • 27 Sep 2017 3:24 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Digital Assets Librarian and Assistant Professor, a twelve-month, tenure track, assistant professorship. The successful candidate will collaborate with library personnel in the management and promotion of the library’s unified digital assets platform, encompassing the digital collections as well as an institutional repository. Selected requirements include experience or familiarity with project management; knowledge of digital asset management systems; background with the processing, description, and integration of various analog, digital and born-digital materials; as well as an understanding of digital preservation. Strong communication, collaboration and management skills are essential.

     

    In 2017, the University of Mississippi initiated Flagship Constellations, which are designed to bring together a wide range of faculty from across campus to address some of the most difficult and complex problems facing our nation and world. If you’re interested in working with cross-disciplinary researchers to solve key, grand challenges this is an exceptional opportunity for you.

     

    Minimum salary is $43,000 and includes a competitive benefits package. Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

     

    Interested individuals can find a detailed job posting and link to application at http://jobs.olemiss.edu.

     

    The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.

  • 27 Sep 2017 12:17 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)
    Come join our team as the Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian at the Mississippi University for Women’s Fant Memorial Library! This is an exciting time to be at MUW—not only has “The W” been voted as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the fifth year in a row—we are also in the final phase of a top-to-bottom $18 million dollar library renovation, including the first automated storage and retrieval system in Mississippi. We also have one of the top nursing programs in the region and a growing Public Health program. Please apply at the link below, and address any questions to Dean Amanda Clay Powers.

     

    Title: Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian / Assistant Professor

    Job Description: This position will work closely with the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, with responsibilities for in-person and online information literacy, reference service, research consultations, subject guides, outreach, and collection development in the relevant disciplines, as well as in support of the general library program.

    Salary range: $45,000

    Full posting and application: https://muw.peopleadmin.com/postings/2539  

  • 22 Sep 2017 11:56 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)
    Institution:   Delta State University

     

    Location:   Cleveland, Mississippi

     

    Status:   Full Time, 12-months, Tenure Track Faculty position

     

    Responsibilities:

    The Discovery Services Librarian supervises 2.6 FTE and student workers in the Serials/Interlibrary Loan Department, develops policies and procedures, coordinates schedules, and oversees the workflow for print/electronic journals and other related services. In addition, he/she provides leadership in the planning, development, and management of electronic resources including databases and the library website. The librarian also offers training/support, assists with collection development, and partners with the Library Technology Associate.

     

    Qualifications:

    MLS from an ALA-accredited program; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated creative problem solving abilities and initiative; excellent organizational and analytical skills; and familiarity with emerging trends in information technology.

    Highly Desired: Two years of relevant experience in a library or information technology setting, knowledge of web design and electronic resources as they relate to the delivery of library services.

     

    Salary:    $49,400.00

     

    Apply online:  https://deltastate.peopleadmin.com/

                                                

    Deadline:   October 11, 2017 for priority consideration

        

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