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  • 22 Oct 2018 8:27 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    We are assisting the Board of Trustees of the Dothan Houston County (AL) Library System find their next Library Director. We are contacting library leaders in Mississippi to both spread the word about the position and seek suggestions or recommendations for potential candidates.

     

    This is an excellent opportunity for an emerging library leader with several years of experience to continue the level of service established under the Library's 2020 strategic plan and then extend and expand it through teamwork and relationship-building to connect people to the transformational power of knowledge and discovery. Located in Dothan, Alabama, the DHCLS serves Houston County’s 105,000 residents with facilities including: a Main Library in Dothan, the Westgate Branch (both new in 2014), a recently refreshed library in Ashford, and active bookmobile, outreach and virtual programs. The Library System, a 501(c)(3), has an annual operating budget of $1.3 million funded by the cities of Dothan, Ashford, and Houston County with supplemental revenue from private contributions and grants, and state and federal sources. The strength of DHCLS is built on the staff and their commitment to providing the best materials, technology and service to all residents. A key area of focus for the new Director going forward will be fundraising and development.

     

    Dothan is situated in the Southeastern corner of Alabama 90 miles north of Panama City, FL beaches and 18 miles west of the Georgia state line. Houston County is home to a diverse population of more than 105,000 residents. Known as the Hub of the Wiregrass, residents enjoy a low cost of living and a high quality of life enriched by community activities, sporting events, social clubs, cultural organizations and a broad range of religious institutions. With a renewed focus on education, the city and county public schools have been re-energized for all students, and multiple private school options also exist. For more information on the position, the Library and the area see our supplemental links page.

     

    Under the guidance of a 15-member Board of Trustees, the Library Director develops and maintains the library service program meeting the needs of its constituents throughout the County—ensuring delivery of quality programs and services. The Director works closely with the Board and staff recommending and developing policies; developing and implementing the Strategic Plan; actively engaging in public relations and media opportunities; understanding regional community needs; actively participating in DHCLS communities; serving as liaison to the very active and engaged Friends of the Library; understanding and developing the annual operating budget; seeking collaborative partnerships; maintaining and developing entrepreneurial and fundraising opportunities; staying abreast of industry trends; and creating and sustaining a positive work environment.

     

    Minimum qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of library experience with at least three years of administrative experience. Public library experience, including a successful track record of reporting to a governing board and fundraising and development experience are preferred qualifications. The starting salary range is $72,000 – $80,000, with placement dependent on qualifications with a competitive benefits package. This position will close November 8, 2018.

     

    If you have suggestions or recommendations for potential candidates you feel might be qualified and interested in this position, we would appreciate hearing from you.  And, of course, if the position holds any personal interest, we would welcome your cover letter, resume and the chance to talk with you further.   Thanks for your help and we look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Sincerely,
    Karen E Miller, M.L.S.

    Managing Consultant

    Bradbury Miller Associates

    Canton, OH 44709

    330-224-9177

    karenmiller@bradburymiller.com

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  • 01 Oct 2018 8:15 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position Announcement

     

    DIRECTOR

    Wilkinson County Library System

    489 Main Street; Woodville, MS 39669

    (601) 888-6712

     

    Description:  Wilkinson County Library System Administrative Board of Trustees seeks an creative and innovative Library Director who will cultivate a vibrant, effective public library system in a county undergoing growth and change.  The successful applicant must be interested, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service oriented with excellent traditional library skills, as well as, the ability to effectively use technologies.

     

    Situated in southwest corner of state, Wilkinson County, Mississippi is short drive to Jackson, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.  A mild climate, beautiful lush surroundings, and history dating to the early 1800s, the county offers year-round leisure opportunities. 

     

    The Public Library System consists of two (2) branch libraries; a collection of 25,000 items; electronic resources, an integrated library system (ILS); and a service area population of approximately 10,000.

                                                                                                          

    Responsibilities: 

    • Report to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees

    • Supervise two (2) employees

    • Oversee materials collection, automated library system, and public access computers

    • Perform public service functions in branches

    • Develops/implements library programming in libraries and throughout service area

    • Manage annual budget

    • Build positive relationships with city & county officials

    • Oversee building repair/ maintenance

    • Use state Accreditation Program benchmarks to guide long-range planning and service delivery efforts

    • Establish/maintain relationships with local community groups

    • Implement technological innovations and other 21st Century library services to meet changing needs of county residents.

     

    Job Requirements: 

    Strongly Preferred – Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS) from a college/university accredited by American Library Association and two (2) years of library experience; OR Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of experience in a related field and willing to acquire the accredited MLS within three (3) years of hire.  Evening/weekend work hours required.  Travel and participation in community activities and library-related continuing education programs and conferences required.

     

    Salary:  Start - $35,000; Range - $35,000 to $45,000.   Start date negotiable.

     

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

     

    Submit:  Cover letter, resume, and statement of public library service philosophy to Director Search, Wilkinson County Library System; 321 Garden Drive; Brandon, MS 39042 or email ssmithconsultms@gmail.com.  DEADLINE:  January 7, 2019.

     

     

    Wilkinson County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • 29 Aug 2018 2:12 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position: DIRECTOR


    Library/City: Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System  Hazlehurst


    Date Posted: 8/17/18


    Date Expires: Open


    Date Available: 8/17/18


    Responsibilities:• Report to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees • Supervise 15 full and part-time employees• Oversee materials collection, automated library system, and public access computers • Perform public service functions in branches • Manage annual budget • Build positive relationships with officials in cities & counties • Oversee building repair/ maintenance • Use state Accreditation Program benchmarks to guide long-range planning and service delivery efforts • Establish/maintain relationships with local community groups • Implement technological innovations and other 21st Century library services to meet changing needs of residents • Develop and deliver library programming throughout System.


    Requirements:

    • Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) from American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school
    OR
    • Bachelors degree and agree to acquire MLS from ALA-accredited library school within three (3) years


    • Strong interpersonal skills.  Self-motivated. Creative. Strong oral and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products.   Experience in maintenance of websites/blogs/ social network.   Dependable personal transportation.
    • Frequent travel to branch libraries and community activities throughout System.  Travel to library-related continuing education programs and conferences.
    • Preferred:   At least two (2) years of progressively responsible library experience and supervisory background.  Experience with Polaris library automation software

    Salary & Benefits:

    Personal/medical leave, health & life insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System.  Job-related travel expenses reimbursed. Range - $27,000 to 30,000.


    Contact:

    Submit:  Cover letter, resume, and statement of public library service philosophy to Director Search, Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System; 223 S Extension St. Hazlehurst, MS 39083; or email to cjrladasst@gmail.com


    Location (Library or Institution Name):

    Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System
    Hazlehurst, MS


    Place/Environment:

    Situated in central southwest area of state, Copiah and Jefferson Counties,  short drives to Jackson, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.  With a mild climate, rolling hills, dense forests, rich history, and proximity to metropolitan areas, many professional and leisure opportunities are available. 

    The Public Library System consists of five (5) branch libraries; a collection of 85,000 items; a shared integrated library system (ILS); and a service area population of approximately 37,000.
  • 18 Jul 2018 3:27 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    HR Faculty Posting

     

    Augusta University
    Associate Director of Reese Library and Associate Professor

    Job ID# 14293

    Position# 10737

     

    University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus

     

    The University Libraries at Augusta University are building a team of collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to students, faculty, and community. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to serve as Associate Director of Reese Library, serving a primarily undergraduate campus of Augusta University. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated, committed to problem solving, collegial, and dedicated to building the university into a comprehensive research university. The position oversees management of the unit, supervising approximately 25 faculty and staff.

     

    Working under the supervision of the Director of University Libraries, the Associate Director of Reese Library will be a member of the Director’s Leadership Team that assumes responsibility for collaborative leadership, management, and decision making. The Reese Library Associate Director will play an active role in defining and implementing the strategic goals for advancing library programs and services in support of the university’s rapidly evolving research, education, and public service mission.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Work with the Director of Libraries and other campus administrators, students, faculty, and staff to ensure the highest levels of professional library services and academic support.
    • Recruit, develop, and retain qualified and engaged academic support employees.
    • Support the library faculty in their teaching, research, and student learning objectives.
    • Promote the use of library facilities and resources, recognizing that Reese Library exists within national, university, and local communities.
    • Maintain a strong library assessment and evaluation environment and lead the library in strategic planning activities.
    • Oversee the Reese Library budget, following Board of Regents and Augusta University standards.
    • Seek out and apply for additional funding opportunities such as national grants.
    • Serve the university on campus, regional, and national committees, including accreditation efforts.
    • Participate in shared governance.

     

    Minimum Requirements

    American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree.

    Proven leadership skills.

    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

    Ability to manage and meet deadlines.

    Ability to build positive working relationships with University Libraries’ faculty and staff, as well as other University departments.

    Clear understanding of emerging technologies and their application into the services and administration of the library.

    Understanding of issues and trends within undergraduate higher education.

    Extensive experience with integrated library systems.

    5 years post-MLIS progressively responsible experience.

     

    Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript.

     

    Highly Desirable

    Advanced degree.

    Library instruction/reference experience.

    Knowledge of management of a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).

    Experience with Ex Libris Alma.

    Ability to analyze statistical reports and make evidence-based recommendations.

    Experience with policy development.

     

    Other Information

    Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers’ Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available.

     

    Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University is developing a new Cyber Institute in town in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC.

     

    How to Apply

    In order to be formally considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references.

    Salary range is $75,000-$85,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    This position is open until filled.

    To update your CV or provide additional information after you have applied online, please scan and email this information to Ginny Durham at vidurham@augusta.edu.   The subject line of your email should include the Job ID number and title of the position for which you applied.

    EEO/AA Statement

    Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote, and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

     

    Conditions of Employment

    This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and-family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

     

    All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.

     

    Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

  • 12 Jul 2018 2:18 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Rowland Medical Library at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, Mississippi, seeks a Records Management librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor to serve as a member of the Division of Archives team.  The institution seeks to restructure its record management policies in accordance with state and federal regulations and laws.  This position will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and overseeing compliance of UMMC’s records management and document retention schedules.   The individual will interact with and support the three institutional mission areas: education, research, and healthcare.  Additionally, the position (individual) will serve as the point of contact and advisor for the maintenance and/or disposition of documents.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Participating in development of policies to standardize document management practices across organization
    • Identifying records, files, and realia to be preserved and stored, both on and off-site, according to the retention schedules
    • Auditing procedures to verify compliance
    • Educating  and training staff and faculty on:        
    • Policies and Procedures to assure institutional compliance with approved retention schedules
    • Filing methods/practices in order to easily retrieve documents

    REQUIRED:

    Master’s degree in Library or Information Science (ALA accredited MLS) or other appropriate Master’s level or higher degree.  Ability to multitask and attention to detail.  Strong oral, written and critical thinking skills.  Ability to work in a team environment and perform as a faculty member in areas of education, scholarship and service.


    PREFERRED:

    Certification in Archives or Records Management.  Two or more years of experience in an academic medical center or other similar institution with regulatory requirements. 

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi. Rowland Medical Library serves the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy.  Jackson is centrally located in Mississippi, approximately three hours from Memphis and New Orleans.


    The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2018. Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Dean James, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Email:  ddjames@umc.edu  EOE M/F/D/V.

  • 09 Jul 2018 11:50 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Jackson County Campus Library

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    Gautier, MS

     

    Needed:

    Adjunct Librarian

    August 20, 2018 – December 14, 2018

    Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

     

    Must have a MLS or MLIS.

     

    Basic duties will include assisting students, employees, and community members in person, by telephone, or email; social media; shelving materials; shelf-reading and straightening; orientations; check-out/in materials. May include weeding and shifting of materials. Other duties as assigned.

     

    Please send a completed MGCCC Application for Employment (https://www.mgccc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Application-for-Employment.pdf) and resume to Lisa Rhodes (lisa.rhodes@mgccc.edu)

        

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