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  • 05 Feb 2018 3:07 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Blue Mountain College

    Director of Library Services


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

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


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

     

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

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


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

  • 01 Feb 2018 10:51 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

         POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

     

    Executive Director

    Kosciusko, MS

     

     

    Description:  The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System Administrative Board of Trustees seeks a creative and innovative Library System Executive Director who can continue to grow a large, vibrant public library system.  The Library System serves Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery and Winston Counties. We have had 42 years of stable and progressive leadership that has developed our staff, funding and community image. It is an ideal opportunity for an experienced library director or assistant director to build upon a successful service base. The top applicant must have directorial experience, be enthusiastic, forward thinking, and possess strong leadership skills along with demonstrated social and business/financial acumen.

     

    System headquarters is located in the Attala County Library in Kosciusko. Situated in Central Mississippi off the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway, Kosciusko is one hour from the State Capital of Jackson and the largest state university, Mississippi State University.  Attala County offers a multitude of outdoors, cultural, educational and leisure opportunities.  Attala County is home to a branch of Holmes Community College and offers educational financial aid to local residents to attend Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi, Holmes Community College, and Millsap College through the E.H. Sumner Endowed Scholarship Fund, www.sumnersgrant.com .  Attala County is the ideal blend of small town living with access to the urban and university services.  Attala County is an ideal place for families to live.

     

    The Public Library System has a staff of 40 (33 full-time); (7 part-time) in 13 branch libraries; an annual operating budget of $1.8 million and reserve/designated funds of $1.14 million; a collection of 376,955 items and electronic resources; and a county population of approximately 19,000 and System population of more than 93,000.

                                                                                                          

    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 40 full and part-time employees •Plans and directs personnel development •Develops, presents, and administers annual budget and reserve/designated funds •Seeks and administers outside funding •Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with 5 counties and 13 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.

    ·         Additional background in public administration and/or business administration is desired.

    ·         Minimum of at least three (3) years’ experience as a public library director or four (4) years as an assistant public library director.

    ·         Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.

    ·         Days, nights, and weekend hours at times.

    ·         Must relocate to Attala County within 3 months and become part of the community.

     

    Preferred:

    ·         Minimum six (6) 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 •practical experience and 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 - $ 70,000 to $ 80,000 depending on experience and skill levels.

     

    Benefits:  Personal/medical leave, State holidays, Co-paid State health & life insurances; employee funded cafeteria plan for dental, cancer, and optical insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System.  Job-related travel expenses paid and/or reimbursed.

     

    Submit:  Cover letter, resume including 3 professional references with contact info, and brief statement of public library service philosophy to:

     

     


    Search Committee

    Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System

    201 South Huntington Street

     Kosciusko, MS 39090

    662-289-5151

     

     

    Application deadline:  Open until filled.

     

     

    The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System

     Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

    Lower School Librarian


    Position Description – January 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


  • 30 Jan 2018 1:43 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Posting Date:   January 22, 2017                                                Removal date:  Until Filled

    Location:           SENATOBIA, MS

    Position:            BRANCH HEAD LIBRARIAN

    Department:     SENATOBIA/COLDWATER

    Reports to:     BARBARA EVANS

    Status:                 P Exempt       Non-Exempt    (Full-Time)                                               


    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The Head Librarian is responsible for planning and administering programs for the library and oversees the daily operations of multiple branches.   Supervises the Library Assistants and other branch personnel, which includes scheduling, hiring, training, task assignment, motivating, and evaluations.  Supports the Library System’s mission, goals and strategic plan.  Keeps in touch with library developments by attending in-service workshops and conferences. Help plan special library activities such as the Summer Library Program, Book Talks, etc.  Coordinates the selection of library materials for the branch. Maintains a good relationship with local advisory board, county and city officials, area private and public schools, Friends group, area civic clubs as well as with Headquarters staff.   Makes commitments for public speaking to discuss library-related activities, and takes an active part in professional activities within the State.


    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

        2+ years of professional public library experience and supervisory experience required.

        Ability to travel within First Regional Library system.

        Must have knowledge and ability to use current technologies including social media, library’s computerized circulation system, and computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.  

        Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with Library employees, patrons and other community members especially in articulating and enforcing Library policies.

        Ability to coach and mentor library staff.

        Exhibit a positive and enthusiastic approach to public library service.

        Ability to lift/move library materials from overhead and from the floor as well setup tables and move chairs for library programs

        Must be able to work mornings, evenings, and some weekends.

        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

        Excellent interpersonal skills to interact at all levels

    BENEFITS AND SALARY:  

    Starting annual salary $45,600.   Benefits includes medical, dental, vision & life insurance; participation in PERS of Mississippi Retirement Plan.

    EDUCATION:                                                                                

    Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school in public libraries required.  Two to five years professional public library experience and supervisory experience required.

    For more information apply online at firstregional.org 

    Email online application to bevans@firstregional.org

    EOE minorities/female/disabled/veteran                     


  • 25 Jan 2018 9:54 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Position Title: Reference/Instruction Librarian


    Brief Description: Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  We are looking for a person that is a team player, flexible, can communicate well and enjoys teaching.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.

    The Reference Librarian is a member of the Reference Services team responsible for providing the Library's instructional and reference functions. This librarian also serves as the liaison to academic departments.  This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     

    Minimum Education Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.

     

    Knowledge and Skills Needed: 

    ·         Experience with outreach, student engagement, and instruction in an academic library.

    • Knowledge of reference and research skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills consistent with a commitment to user-center library services, including flexibility, enthusiasm, and approachability
    • Ability to manage change and work in a team environment.  Willingness to collaborate and communicate with team members and maintain effective working relationships with the public and university colleagues
    • Awareness of current concerns and developments in higher education, academic libraries and library technology.

    ·         Ability and desire to learn and implement appropriate technologies

     

    Responsibilities:

    ·         Participates in collaborative efforts with other librarians and university faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction. Prepares online and print research guides to augment instruction and to assist faculty and student researchers. 

    ·         Works regular shifts at the reference desk, including one night a week and occasional weekends.

    ·         Serves as liaison to academic departments, providing collection development assistance and outreach to these departments. 

    ·         In collaboration with the Reference Coordinator and Library Director, establishes mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress.

    ·         Serves on appropriate university committees.

    ·         Participates in the completion of other library projects as assigned by the Library Director, depending on additional expertise, interests and the needs of the library.

    ·         Participates in developing marketing and outreach materials using various avenues including library tutorials, LibGuides, social media, web pages, and print publications.

     

    Context: Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is a private, comprehensive, Christian university affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. MC offers over 80 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs and has an enrollment of approximately 5,100 students. The main campus is located in Clinton, MS which is about 10 miles west of the capital city of Jackson.  Leland Speed Library is student oriented, innovative and encourages professional development.  It is also viewed as a vital part of the academic program of the university. 

     

    Start date of June 1, 2018.  Non-locals are encouraged to apply.  Moving stipend is available. 

    To apply for this position return a cover letter, a completed Mississippi College Faculty Application, and a curriculum vitae to Michelle Finerty, Reference Coordinator, Mississippi College at mlfinerty@mc.edu.  A Mississippi College Faculty application can be found at http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/how-to-apply/.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by February 23, 2018.  Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews.  Employment is contingent upon successful background verification. 

  • 25 Jan 2018 9:53 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Position Title: Coordinator of Reference Services

     

    Brief Description:  Mississippi College is seeking an energetic Coordinator of Reference Services to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  We are looking for a person that is a team player, flexible, can communicate well and enjoys teaching.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.

     

    The Coordinator of Reference Services is the leader of the Reference Services team of four librarians who provide the library’s instructional and reference functions.  This librarian also serves as a liaison to academic departments.  This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     

    Minimum Education Required:  MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited program.

     

    Experience Required: Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional library experience. 

     

    Experience Preferred: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.  Evidence of effective teaching, leadership and supervisory skills and experience. Experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications for reference and instruction. Experience with and strong commitment to reference services, library instruction and information literacy principles.

     

    Reports to: Library Director.

     

    Skills needed

    • Evidence of positive leadership ability.
    • Excellent organizational skills and verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated teaching skills. 
    • Experience with online reference resources. 
    • Evidence of initiative and flexibility with ability to work independently and cooperatively in a changing environment. 
    • Ability to manage change and work in a team environment. 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain effective working relationships with the public and colleagues.
    • Working knowledge of LibGuides.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Coordinates faculty requests for faculty instruction. Information literacy classes are scheduled and conducted as requested, with learning outcomes appropriate to the requests from the teaching faculty. 
    • Manages scheduling of the reference desk hours for library faculty and staff.
    • Coordinates the scheduling of three electronic classrooms and one conference room for library instruction, full semester courses and meetings.
    • Compiles reference and instruction statistics and writes annual report.
    • Initiates and facilitates monthly reference librarian/staff meetings.
    • Participates in collaborative efforts with other librarians emphasizing information literacy instruction in the use of electronic and print resources.
    • Responsible for keeping information current on all instructional and directional web pages maintained by the library.  Recommends enhancements to web pages for instructional and directional purposes. 
    • In collaboration with the reference team and Library Director, establish mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress.

    Context: Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is a private, comprehensive, Christian university affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. MC offers over 80 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs and has an enrollment of approximately 5,100 students. The main campus is located in Clinton, MS which is about 10 miles west of the capital city of Jackson.  Leland Speed Library is student oriented, innovative and encourages professional development.  It is also viewed as a vital part of the academic program of the university. 

     

    Start date of June 1, 2018.  Non-locals are encouraged to apply.  Moving stipend is available. 

    To apply for this position return a cover letter, a completed Mississippi College Faculty Application, and a curriculum vitae to Heather Moore, Special Collections Librarian, Mississippi College at hsmoore@mc.edu.  A Mississippi College Faculty application can be found at http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/how-to-apply/.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by February 23, 2018.  Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews.  Employment is contingent upon successful background verification. 

     

  • 25 Jan 2018 9:52 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Striving for excellence  Akron-Summit County Public Library (OH) Director Position

     

    The Akron-Summit County Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a leader with vision and strong collaboration skills for its next Library Director.  Key attributes for this position include the ability to foster a team environment, enthusiasm and passion for innovative library services, and a commitment to being a strong community partner.   ASCPL, a county district system serving 377,588 residents, is governed by a seven-member Board and supported by a staff of 307 FTE with an annual operating budget of $31 million.  The community supports its Library.  Seventy percent of voters approved a 2015 levy which makes up 55% of the operating budget.  There is also strong support from the Library’s Friends groups. The Library provides stellar service to diverse communities—both urban and suburban—through 17 neighborhood branches and the downtown Main Library, and has been recognized as a Star Library by Library Journal each year since 2009.    

     

    Located about 30 miles south of Cleveland, Akron is the historic center of the tire and rubber industry and was once known as the “Rubber Capital of the World.”  The City continues to foster entrepreneurial endeavors as a key component of Northeast Ohio’s “Polymer Valley” – 45% of Ohio’s polymer-related companies are in Akron.  Nature lover, arts enthusiast, sports fan, or history buff?  Akron has something for you!  The area is home to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio’s only national park, as well as many historic sites, such as Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and Hale Farm and Village.  The Akron Art Museum and Akron Zoo are highly regarded cultural keystones. Akron’s local music scene is known for having produced many iconic musicians, including James Ingram, Devo, Chrissie Hynde, and the Black Keys. The city also enjoys Blossom Music Center, the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra; Porthouse Theatre, a venue for outdoor enjoyment of the performing arts; and E.J. Thomas Hall, which brings Broadway theater and other entertainment to Akron.  Sporting attractions include the AA baseball Akron RubberDucks, Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, and First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby. Educational opportunities abound with excellent public and private schools and several well-regarded universities, including The University of Akron and Kent State University with its notable MLIS program. There is more to explore beyond Summit County:  Akron’s proximity to Cleveland offers access to the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Orchestra; professional sports teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians, and Browns; and many other outstanding amenities, including a professional theater district known as “Playhouse Square.”  For more information about the Library or the Akron/Summit County area, visit ASCPL Links

     

    Responsibilities: Responsibilities include administering all functions of the Library; ensuring the efficient overall administration and operation of the Library; and overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of Library goals and objectives as approved by the Board of Trustees. The Director works with the Fiscal Officer to prepare Library budgets; oversees personnel functions as delegated by the Board of Trustees; and participates in a variety of community organizations.  See the full position description at ASCPL Job Description

     

    Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include five years of progressively responsible senior management experience in the public sector and a master’s degree in library science or public administration, or equivalent degree from an accredited program of graduate studies. Leadership, interpersonal, and consensus-building skills are required, as are the ability to analyze community needs and develop programs to meet those needs, and the ability to work collegially in a team environment. Experience reporting to and working effectively with a governing board, working in a multi-branch library system, and passing tax levies are highly desirable. 

     

    Compensation: The hiring salary range is $110,000 – 130,000, with benefits.

     

    For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and résumé as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller before the closing date of January 28, 2018.

  • 19 Jan 2018 11:25 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Do you want to be actively engaged in a caring community? Do you want to be vital to a dynamic, energetic neighborhood? The Greenwich Library (CT) invites you to apply for the Branch Manager position, Cos Cob Branch Library. The Cos Cob Branch Library serves 6,800 Cos Cob neighborhood residents as well as the larger 62,000 residents of Greenwich. It is a vibrant and respected cultural hub of the community, offering a warm and welcoming environment for patrons of all ages and it enjoys a high level of use and support. The Branch Manager plays a key role in the Cos Cob community. This position works collaboratively with the Library Board, an active Friends group, area schools, and local civic and cultural organizations to meet the collections, services and programming interests and needs of area residents.  S/he performs outreach and represents the Library in the community and at professional organizations and events.  The Branch Manager also participates in system-wide committees and initiatives.

     

    Responsibilities include effective day-to-day operations and management of the branch facility and staff; patron services; staff scheduling; facilities management; direct provision of reference and reader’s advisory services and technology support to patrons; planning and/or presentation of programs; ongoing evaluation and maintenance of a 30,000-item collection; selection, training and evaluation of branch staff; and working on system wide projects and committees. The position interprets and implements Library policies while participating in their development and participates in immediate and long-term strategic planning of the Library’s services within its service community. See the Librarian III Position Description for additional details.

     

    Minimum qualifications.  A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program is required. Additional requirements include: four years of post master’s professional experience in library work including a minimum of one year in a supervisory capacity or demonstrated experience overseeing a project from inception to completion. Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: strong oral and written communication skills; developing and implementing programs and services consistent with the library’s strategic initiatives; mentoring, coaching and evaluating staff; and displaying and modeling tactful, courteous and positive customer service relationships with internal and external constituencies. Experience developing and implementing programming for all ages and previous success in building collaborative partnerships are preferable. Evening and week-end work is required. 

     

    Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many 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 and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, 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. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links.

     

    Compensation.  The position offers a salary range of $76,474 – $98,676 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

     

    For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes February 23, 2018. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich's Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, February 23, 2018, for consideration as a candidate.

     

    The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

  • 09 Jan 2018 9:48 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)
    Lead the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking consortium of 76 public libraries in northern New Jersey (headquartered in Hackensack) as its next Executive Director. Implementing BCCLS’s first strategic plan, the new Executive Director, in collaboration with member libraries, will focus on the core values of efficiencies and stewardship of public monies, shared leadership, the wisdom of peer member libraries, and the public it serves. The successful candidate will exhibit superior leadership, communication, advocacy and problem-solving skills, have an intellectual curiosity and be open to new ideas and innovation. With a dedicated, motivated staff of 11FTE and a $3.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will serve BCCLS’s member libraries representing four counties (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic) in the areas of marketing, technologies, content creation and political advocacy. Understanding the unique needs of the members and envisioning the future of the organization are vital roles of the next Executive Director.

    Bergen County is in the northeastern corner of New Jersey in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area. The County is home to nearly one million residents and enjoys vibrant and diverse business and residential communities. The County includes 9,000 acres of land dedicated to cultural and recreational opportunities including 21 parks, horseback riding areas, 38 museums and historic sites. Bergen County offers an outstanding quality of life, an educated workforce, diverse housing stock, and award-winning schools. For additional information on BCCLS and Bergen County, visit BCCLS Links.


    Responsibilities. The BCCLS Executive Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of BCCLS services, staff, and operation. The Executive Director reports to the BCCLS Executive Board and the position is governed by the BCCLS Personnel Manual and an employment contract. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities; and services and operations with member libraries, vendors, staff, and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, see BCCLS Executive Director Position Description.


    Qualifications. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library and information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of experience working as a professional librarian in a managerial position in a public library. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable record of achievement in public library work, proven acuity in financial planning, familiarity with ILS systems, the ability to manage a diverse and talented office staff, the ability to bring together a large group of library directors and trustees to work together for the best interests of the consortium, vision and creativity regarding the changing landscape of library services, and experience reporting to a governing board. Consortium experience is desirable.


    Compensation. The starting salary range is $130,000-155,000 with an attractive benefits package.

  • 02 Jan 2018 1:22 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)
    The Akron-Summit County Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a leader with vision and strong collaboration skills for its next Library Director.  Key attributes for this position include the ability to foster a team environment, enthusiasm and passion for innovative library services, and a commitment to being a strong community partner.   ASCPL, a county district system serving 377,588 residents, is governed by a seven-member Board and supported by a staff of 307 FTE with an annual operating budget of $31 million.  The community supports its Library.  Seventy percent of voters approved a 2015 levy which makes up 55% of the operating budget.  There is also strong support from the Library’s Friends groups. The Library provides stellar service to diverse communities—both urban and suburban—through 17 neighborhood branches and the downtown Main Library, and has been recognized as a Star Library by Library Journal each year since 2009.    

     

    Located about 30 miles south of Cleveland, Akron is the historic center of the tire and rubber industry and was once known as the “Rubber Capital of the World.”  The City continues to foster entrepreneurial endeavors as a key component of Northeast Ohio’s “Polymer Valley” – 45% of Ohio’s polymer-related companies are in Akron.  Nature lover, arts enthusiast, sports fan, or history buff?  Akron has something for you!  The area is home to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio’s only national park, as well as many historic sites, such as Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens and Hale Farm and Village.  The Akron Art Museum and Akron Zoo are highly regarded cultural keystones. Akron’s local music scene is known for having produced many iconic musicians, including James Ingram, Devo, Chrissie Hynde, and the Black Keys. The city also enjoys Blossom Music Center, the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra; Porthouse Theatre, a venue for outdoor enjoyment of the performing arts; and E.J. Thomas Hall, which brings Broadway theater and other entertainment to Akron.  Sporting attractions include the AA baseball Akron RubberDucks, Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament, and First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby. Educational opportunities abound with excellent public and private schools and several well-regarded universities, including The University of Akron and Kent State University with its notable MLIS program. There is more to explore beyond Summit County:  Akron’s proximity to Cleveland offers access to the world-class Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Orchestra; professional sports teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians, and Browns; and many other outstanding amenities, including a professional theater district known as “Playhouse Square.”  For more information about the Library or the Akron/Summit County area, visit ASCPL Links

     

    Responsibilities: Responsibilities include administering all functions of the Library; ensuring the efficient overall administration and operation of the Library; and overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of Library goals and objectives as approved by the Board of Trustees. The Director works with the Fiscal Officer to prepare Library budgets; oversees personnel functions as delegated by the Board of Trustees; and participates in a variety of community organizations.  See the full position description at ASCPL Job Description

     

    Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include five years of progressively responsible senior management experience in the public sector and a master’s degree in library science or public administration, or equivalent degree from an accredited program of graduate studies. Leadership, interpersonal, and consensus-building skills are required, as are the ability to analyze community needs and develop programs to meet those needs, and the ability to work collegially in a team environment. Experience reporting to and working effectively with a governing board, working in a multi-branch library system, and passing tax levies are highly desirable. 

     

    Compensation: The hiring salary range is $110,000 – 130,000, with benefits.

     

    For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and résumé as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller before the closing date of January 28, 2018.

        

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