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  • Thursday, February 01, 2024 6:47 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Reference & Instruction Librarian

    Charleston Southern University



    Charleston, SC, US


    Yesterday Requisition ID: 2536


    Description:  The L. Mendel Rivers Library of Charleston Southern University seeks a service oriented, Reference and Instruction Librarian with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.  Reporting to the Head of Reference & Instruction, this position is a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure track faculty member.  Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.  They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.

    Qualifications:  Earned MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program. A master’s level degree or greater in Education may be considered in lieu of MLS or MLIS with relevant experience and a commitment to pursue graduate level coursework in library science. Experience teaching in a higher education, library, or K-12 setting, preferably in both face to face and online environments. Familiarity with school curricula/educational programs, including STEM. Knowledge of current issues and trends in education, academic libraries, and library services. Knowledge of current information literacy standards and practices. Knowledge of multimedia and educational technology tools. Knowledge of best practices in reference and research services, including virtual reference. Experience using library research resources in all formats, physical and electronic. Ability to train and supervise student employees. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Overall proficiency with computers, software, library technology, and electronic resources.

    Responsibilities:  The Reference & Instruction Librarian provides outreach, reference, and instructional services across campus. The Reference & Instruction Librarian will also collaborate with the College of Education to develop instructional materials, assessments, and assignments that align with the university curriculum. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Develop working partnerships with faculty and staff, with an emphasis on the College of Education; Outreach to campus, local, and statewide educational communities and associations; Assist with development of the information literacy program; Teach face to face and online instruction sessions; Develop instructional materials in collaboration with faculty; Utilize appropriate instructional technologies; Participate in Reference Desk coverage; Conduct individual research consultations with students and faculty; Assist with collection development; Assist with training and supervision of department student employees; Promote library services across campus; Maintain awareness of best practices and developments in academic librarianship; Participate in service to University through committees as assigned; Participate in service to profession through state, regional, or national activities.

    This position will remain open until filled.


    Charleston Southern University is a Christian university and tobacco-free campus. We do not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including but not limited to lactation), religion, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other basis on which the university is prohibited from discrimination under local, state or federal law, in its employment or in the provision of its services, including but not limited to its programs and activities, admissions, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and university-administered programs.  In order to fulfill its purpose, the university may legally discriminate on the basis of religion in employment.  The university has been granted exemption from certain regulations promulgated under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which conflict with the University’s religious tenets and core values.


    For questions about the position, please contact Joe Fox, Librarian (jfox@csuniv.edu).


    To apply online, please visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=02e053b3-676a-438b-b5ef-92e6cff5944e&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=514520&source=CC2&lang=en_US

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 7:06 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Come work with our Technical Services team in Hattiesburg!


    The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Cataloging Specialist.


    This position catalogs monographic and serial materials for assigned collections in University Libraries, with a focus on Special Collections materials. The Specialist’s work includes creating original metadata for bibliographic records, editing complex bibliographic records, doing physical processing of resources, and participating in database and collection maintenance projects.


    Minimum Qualifications: 
    Associate’s degree or equivalent and at least 1 year of experience working in a library or related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

    • ·        Knowledge of customer service principles.
    • ·        Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
    • ·        Ability to effectively use Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
    • ·        Ability to identify and provide solutions to work challenges.
    • ·        Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize work, meet deadlines and maintain an organized and efficient work environment.
    • ·        Must be detail-oriented and timely with all required notes, files, and documentation.
    • ·        Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies.
    • ·        Ability to read and interpret documentation and standards. 


    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • ·        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science or a related field. 
    • ·        Some Master’s degree coursework in library and/or information science, including successful completion of one or more courses in cataloging.
    • ·        Experience cataloging in a library or archives setting.
    • ·        Experience and familiarity with the staff interface of a library services platform, OCLC, authority records, Library of Congress Classification, and electronic cataloging resources such as Classification Web Plus and/or RDA Toolkit.
    • ·        Knowledge of the basics of MARC bibliographic records and organization of information, and classification schemes.


    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting and continue until position is filled.  A completed application will include a cover letter describing interest in the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.


    Use this link to view a full job description and to apply: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3881&site=1


    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Diana Simpson at diana.simpson@usm.edu

  • Monday, January 29, 2024 7:03 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Board of Trustees of the South Mississippi Regional Library (SMRL) seeks a forward-focused and highly motivated individual to serve as its next Library Director. The Library Director administers a two-county library system in South Mississippi with a total budget of just under $500 thousand with nine full-time employees and 5 part-time employees. With locations headquartered in Columbia (Marion County) and branches located in Prentiss and Bassfield (Jefferson Davis County), the library system provides materials and services to all ages. The library system receives funding from state, federal, and local government agencies as well as from Friends of the Library. The mission of the South Mississippi Library System is to inspire, encourage, and promote intellectual advancement in our communities by providing access to information in a welcoming environment. Columbia is the county seat of Marion County, which has a population of 24,378. Prentiss is the county seat for Jefferson Davis County, which has a population of 11,134. Marion County offers many cultural and recreational activities for its communities and the surrounding area. The small, charming city of Columbia is located 75 miles from Jackson, 32 miles from Hattiesburg and the University of Southern Mississippi, and 91 miles from New Orleans.

    Requirements:  An applicant should possess a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from a college or university that is preferably ALA accredited.  However, applicants currently pursuing that degree may still be considered.  Applicants must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as a broad knowledge of literature and current culture.  At least three years of library experience is preferred.  Applicants should have administrative experience and a working knowledge of bookkeeping and personnel administration.

    Salary and Benefits: Salary range is $40,000-$45,000.  Full state benefit package includes state health insurance, paid state-approved holidays throughout the year, paid sick and vacation leave, and state retirement.

    SMRL is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

    This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits training and apprenticeship.  SMRL makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

    Responsibilities:  The Library Director administers, develops, and coordinates the work of the library system and staff in both Marion and Jefferson Davis counties.  He or she performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget, collection development, building maintenance, and library operations and services in conformity with the policies established by the SMRL Board of Trustees. Also, the Library Director establishes goals that align with the library system’s mission and objectives to increase community participation in library activities and increase visibility and support for the libraries in both media, community groups, Friends’ organizations, and the public.   The Library Director also embraces and implements technology.  The above list is not intended to be an inclusive list of responsibilities.  A full job description is available at www.smrl.lib.ms.us    

    To Apply:    Completed application and resume may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Board of Trustees. Application may be found at www.smrl.lib.ms.us  

    Contact:   Mrs. Joan Bass, SMRL Board of Trustees

                       900 Broad Street

                       Columbia, MS 39429

                        Phone:  601-765-5539

                       Fax:  601-690-0864



    Open Date:  January 26, 2024

    Close Date:  Until filled


    More about the Position

  • Thursday, January 04, 2024 8:44 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Mississippi Library Commission seeks a Library Development Director (Librarian Team Lead) to oversee and direct the Library Development department, which includes Consulting and Continuing Education. Responsibilities include working closely with Library Consultants to improve service to public libraries by fielding questions, researching best practices, being aware of and ahead of library trends, providing advice on a wide range of topics, and training public library staff on traditional and emerging library services. This position also directs the Continuing Education program and creates a CE event calendar based on data and feedback of a variety of topics in a variety of formats to improve the library workforce.


    What you’ll need to be successful: A successful candidate should possess knowledge of traditional and emerging library services scalable to libraries of all sizes, be capable of creating and delivering compelling public presentations, have excellent written communication skills, find creative solutions to problems, and have a passion for public library service.


    Preferred qualifications: Experience supervising professional staff, delivering presentations, and problem solving.

    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, youth services, non-profits, etc.), are strongly encouraged to apply.


    The Mississippi Library Commission is an equal opportunity employer and assures equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical handicap, disability, or political affiliation.  The Mississippi Library Commission is committed to complying with all applicable laws affording equal employment opportunities to individuals. 


    This position will receive full state benefits and the minimum salary is $51,693.41.  To apply, send resume and cover letter to mslib@mlc.lib.ms.us



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