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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023 7:49 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Posting Date:  August 21, 2023                                                   Removal date:  Until Filled


    Location:           OXFORD, MS

    Position:            BRANCH HEAD LIBRARIAN

    Department:    OXFORD

    Reports to:     JENNIFFER STEPHENSON

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



    The Branch Head Librarian is responsible for planning and administering programs for the library and oversees the daily operations of the branch.   Supervises the Library Assistants and other branch personnel, including scheduling, hiring, training, task assignment, motivating, and evaluations. Supports the Library System’s mission, goals, strategic plan, and all policies and procedures.  Keeps in touch with library developments by attending in-service workshops and conferences. Help plan special library activities such as the Summer Reading Program, Book Talks, etc.  Coordinates the selection of library materials for the branch. Maintains a good relationship with the 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.



    • 2+ years of professional library experience is required, and some managerial experience required.
    • Ability to travel within First Regional Library system.
    • Must have the 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 staff, 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 the floor as well set up 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



    Start range: $58,000 - $62,500 annually, depending upon experience and education.   Benefits include medical, dental, vision & life insurance; participation in PERS of Mississippi Retirement Plan.



    Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school in public libraries required.  A minimum two years of professional library experience required and some managerial experience required.

    For more information apply online at firstregional.org 

    Email online application to jobs@firstregional.org

    EOE minorities/female/disabled/veteran                    

  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023 7:44 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Posting Date: July 18, 2023                                                                     Removal date:  Until Filled


    Location:           HEADQUARTERS

    Position:           YOUTH SERVICES COORDINATOR

    Department:   HEADQUARTERS

    Reports to:     LORI BARNES

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


    This position is responsible for providing support and recommendations for library services targeted to children and youth in First Regional Library’s five-county service area. Oversees youth library outreach services throughout the region. Works closely with parents, families, caregivers, teachers, administrators, and agencies serving children and young people. Supports the Library’s mission, goals and strategic plan. The ideal candidate must be an enthusiastic, compassionate person who is passionate about engaging patrons from all backgrounds and ages and committed to lifelong learning.


    • Plans, coordinates, and in some cases implements library programs and services for children of all ages, as well as teens, by working with system youth services staff. 
    • Works diligently to ensure quality programs and services for youth and teens system-wide. 
    • Submits recommendations concerning library services for children and youth to the Director and helps to implement related decisions.   
    • Helps to implement all Regional policies and procedures in a consistent manner.
    • Works to coordinate the services of First Regional Library with agencies that provide services to children and youth. May include acting as a liaison with child care centers, Head Start, school districts, colleges, universities, community organizations, coalitions, and statewide initiatives.
    • Represents First Regional Library at community functions and various outreach locations. Works to ensure involvement of the library in community-building efforts, especially those affecting children and youth.
    • Assists with planning and coordination of system-wide youth services efforts such as the Summer Library Program.
    • Oversees the Words on Wheels BookWagon mobile outreach service, which visits child care centers, preschools, and family child care homes to encourage early childhood literacy. Serves as direct supervisor to BookWagon staff.
    • Assists in identifying, writing and implementing grants related to early literacy and youth services. 
    • Supports and provides leadership to FRL children's and youth services staff. 
    • Assists in the training and professional development of all library staff members, with emphasis on those involved in providing children's and young adult programming.
    • Assists with material selection as assigned by the Library Director.  Examines challenged children's and teen library materials and makes recommendations. Assists in collection maintenance for branches as needed. 
    • Serves on Director’s Administrative Team.  Assists in the overall planning of library activities. Keeps essential statistics and records.
    • May present youth programming in the cases of youth staff shortages. 
    • Keeps abreast of developments in the field of children’s librarianship and child development by attending conferences, reading professional literature, and by networking and being actively involved in professional associations.
    • May serve as Youth Specialist in various branches as needed. 
    • Manages a branch or department as directed by the Director or Board of Trustees. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required.



    • Knowledge of early childhood education, child development, and best practices in providing public library services to children and youth.
    • Knowledge of collection development standards and operations for public library collections for children and current early childhood education and parenting topics.
    • Excellent interpersonal and creative problem-solving skills; ability to work effectively within a collaborative environment, especially with agencies outside the Library.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Positive and enthusiastic approach to public library service, especially to children, youth, families, caregivers, and agencies that work with children and youth.
    • Extensive experience and training in all aspects of public library children’s services preferred.
    • Experience with computers, Internet searching, knowledge of children’s literature and current events helpful.
    • Ability to drive and possess a currently valid driver’s license.
    • Ability to work weekends and evenings.



    Starting salary $45,000 to $50,000 depends upon experience. Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and MS Retirement Plan.



    • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school with emphasis in children’s literature and services.
    • 2 years experience in working with children in a group setting.


    For more information apply online at firstregional.org 

    Email online application to jobs@firstregional.org

    EOE minorities/female/disabled/veteran



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