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  • 04 Feb 2019 8:26 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Graduate Studies Librarian/Assistant Professor

    Mississippi University for Women

    J.C. Fant Memorial Library

    Mississippi University for Women’s Fant Memorial Library invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment to coordinate library support for the University’s graduate programs. As part of a five-person public services team committed to diversity, innovation, and outside-the-box thinking, this position will take the lead to developing, promoting, and implementing innovative services and resources for graduate programs. They will assess needs, create new programming, and foster an environment that promotes excellence in graduate teaching, learning, and research. This position is responsible for in-person and online information literacy, reference service, research consultations, subject guides, outreach, and collection development related to graduate student studies. As the liaison to health and social sciences departments, this library faculty member will be in a position to leverage the synergy between these disciplines at MUW. It is expected that the successful candidate will be responsive to graduate curriculum and program changes. This position may require weeknight and weekend hours to ensure staffing at service desks.


    As a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate is expected to build a comprehensive record or service, progressive scholarly contributions, and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion.

     

    Essential Duties:

    -Support a diverse group of graduate students and faculty through research consultations, scheduled office hours, and other in-person and online reference services

    -Develop online support materials such as subject guides, online tutorials, and web content for graduate students and faculty

    -Take the lead on library outreach to graduate students and faculty

    -Provide direct and indirect assessments of graduate program needs

    -Remain responsive to ongoing curriculum and program changes in graduate studies

    -Design and teach information literacy and related workshops for programs in health and social sciences

    -Provide support for collection development in health and social sciences, as well as for the general library program

    -Serve on University and library committees

    -Provide online and in-person reference support, including occasional weeknight o weekend hours to ensure appropriate staffing at service desks

    -Build a record of service, scholarly, contributions, and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion

    -Other duties as required

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    -Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program

    -Experience with social sciences research tools and methods

    -Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organization skills

    -Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions that diverse perspectives bring to a community

    -Evidence of initiative and resourcefulness in past professional or academic activities

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    -Experience designing and teaching information literacy classes

    -Experience supporting research in social sciences

    -Experience as a liaison or subject librarian for social sciences or health sciences

    -Experience conducting independent scholarship

    -Recent research support in academic libraries

     

     

    Salary

    $45,000 for 12-months. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant Professor.

     

     

    Contact and Questions

    Please contact Amanda Clay Powers, Dean of Library Services, with any questions regarding the position at acpowers@muw.edu.

     

    To Apply

    To apply to for the position, please go to https://www.muw.edu/library/about/careers.

     

     

  • 31 Jan 2019 7:06 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Job Announcement:       Part-Time Circulation Assistant, Ridgeland Branch

    Basic Function: Must have great interpersonal communication skills and enjoy working with people, as this job requires a high level of interaction with the public. An ability to multi-task and prioritize while exceeding the needs of our patrons is also desired.

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Undergraduate degree and previous library experience preferred; customer-service and computer experience required.

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities: 

    Duties and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:

     

    ·         Will work under the supervision of the Head of Circulation and Branch Manager

    • Registering patrons, issuing cards, and updating records
    • Collecting monies, using the cash register
    • Checking materials in and out using the automated Sirsi system
    • Calling patrons regarding in-house holds
    • Answering telephones, providing routine information or referring and transferring calls
    • Assisting patrons with computer activities, such as basic level word processing, email tasks, and search activities
    • Providing access as needed to the Genealogy and History collection
    • Assisting with shelf reading, shifting books and re-shelving materials as needed
    • Responding promptly and courteously to resolve patron complaints
    • Referring patrons, whose complaints cannot be resolved, to the Head of Circulation
    • Other duties as assigned by Branch Manager.

     

     

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

     

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing normal duties of this job, employees may be required to sit or stand for longer periods of time and/or move from one area of the library to another.  The employee may be required to climb ladders or step stools, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, push or pull loaded book carts, lift and carry stacks of books, or move boxes of materials of considerable weight from one location to another.  The employee may be required to lift up to 35 pounds.  The employee should have sufficient vision and hand/eye coordination to perform repetitive movements and job duties. Tasks require visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    HOURS:  This is a part-time, non-exempt position.  Hours and workdays will vary between all branches of MCLS and will include some evening and weekend hours. 

    Salary: $8.50 per hour

    Posted: 1/29/2019                             

    Application Deadline:  Open until filled

    Available: 2/1/2019

    Contact: Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application online at http://www.mclsms.org/employment.php , in person at any MCLS branch or by mail to Branch Manager, 397 Highway 51 North, Ridgeland, MS 39157.  

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

     

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

     

     

    Madison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 22 Jan 2019 11:17 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)


    Announcement of Open Position

     

     

    Position:                Library Assistant - (19 hours a week)

    Deadline:                Position open until filled


    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    The successful candidate will possess the following:

    • Ability to read, write, and speak standard English.
    • Ability to understand oral and written instructions.
    • Ability to effectively interact with the public.

    WORK HOURS:  19 hour work week; normal work schedule may include day, evening and rotating Saturday hours.


    DUTIES:

    In conjunction with other library personnel, shelve materials, assist customers, provide assistance with library programs, staff public service desk, answer phones; assist other staff members as assigned, perform any other assigned duties and library upkeep.


    TO APPLY:

    Must meet minimum qualifications to apply. To be considered an applicant, submit a resume and cover letter to Cristin Henson (chenson@choctaw.lib.ms.us), Director, at the Choctaw County Library System PO Box 755 Ackerman, MS 39735. You may also return your application in person to Choctaw County Library- Ackerman Branch located at 511 South Louisville Street Ackerman, MS. CCLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position is open until filled.

  • 18 Jan 2019 7:39 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Assistant Director-Broward County (FL) Library

     

    Broward County Libraries Division-- an innovative, creative, and resourceful model 21st Century Library-- seeks a collaborative, strategic leader with the ability to deliver results as Assistant Director of Libraries. Broward County Libraries Division, 2015 Florida Library of the Year, is one of the busiest Florida library systems with more than 10 million visitors circulating nine million items at its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries has two flagship locations:  A Main Library which features a Creation Station Business, an Active Learning Center, Teen Tech. Studio, and Creation Station; the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center which features a museum, art gallery, special collections vault and state-of-the-art auditorium.

     

    Broward County, located in southeast Florida and home to the city of Fort Lauderdale, “the Venice of America.” This area is a culturally rich community of diverse, welcoming neighborhoods with miles of beautiful beaches and waterways and warm sunny weather.  Greater Fort Lauderdale has received many accolades—as a destination, a place to retire, a great place to start a business or find a job.   Broward County has a tremendous number of retail, entertainment, dining, historical and outdoor recreation opportunities, and is recognized for its support of artists and the art community.  Learn more about Broward County, the Library and the position at Broward County Links

     

    The Assistant Director of Libraries assists the Libraries Division Director in the administration and supervision of the public service operations for the library, which include policy development, efficient use of resources, planning and organization of service delivery, development of administrative procedures, and motivating staff to achieve new goals and strategic imperatives. Additionally, this position will guide projects from concept to implementation and evaluation and lead the delivery of system-wide programs and services in the areas of Community Engagement, Main Library, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, and the Regional and Branch Library locations. The Assistant Director will establish high standards of public service, evaluating the effectiveness of system-wide programs, services, and events.

     

    Responsibilities include: excellent leadership skills and a depth of experience in library management and administration; a collaborative, team-oriented leadership style; community participation and engagement with an openness to new ideas; and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and best practices.  In partnership with the Leadership Team, the Assistant Director will fulfill the Library’s strategic plan by providing direction, oversight, management, and innovation efforts for essential Library programs and services; and creating excellent and engaging patron experiences through smart service design and delivery.

     

    Minimum Qualifications: a Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or a closely related field; six (6) years of progressively responsible experience supervising the operations of a large library system or multiple locations, including four (4) years of supervisory experience.  Preferences: a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Education, Information Technology, Business Administration, or other related field; experience in project management, strategic planning, policy/procedure development & implementation, reviewing grant proposals and administration, personnel management, government procurement, partnership development and collaboration with educational institutions and private sector, or private sector experience in related industries such as library vendors, bookstores, academic libraries, or education.   Please see the complete job description for details. 

     

    Compensation: The starting salary range is $102,639.06 – $163,811.65 with placement dependent on qualifications. A competitive benefits package is included.


    For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. This position will close February 17, 2019.

  • 08 Jan 2019 1:18 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Processing Assistant II, Historical Manuscripts & Archives. The processing assistant will assist in the arrangement and description of manuscript collections.  He/She will follow established policies and procedures and work closely with the Assistant Curator of Historical Manuscripts.


    For more information, visit https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=585&site=1

        

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