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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 12:50 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Lee Itawamba Library System – Library Director Position Announcement

    The Board of Trustees of the Lee Itawamba Library System 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 Northeast Mississippi with a total budget of $1.6 million and 22 FTE employees. With locations in Tupelo (Lee County) and Fulton (Itawamba County), the library system provides materials and services to all ages, including bookmobile service to patrons of Lee County. The library system receives funding from state, federal, and local funding agencies, as well as, from Friends of the Library groups, private and non-profit organizations. The Library Director serves as a member of the five-person Lee County Library Foundation Board, overseeing endowments totaling approximately $1 million.

    The mission of the Lee Itawamba Library System is to inspire, encourage, and promote intellectual advancement in our community by providing access to information in a welcoming environment. We commit to: Creating young readers; Connecting patrons to the online world; Helping individuals make career choices; and Educating patrons on how to find, evaluate, and use information.

    Community Profile:

    Lee County is located in the center of north Mississippi and is a micropolitan county with a population of approximately 83,000. Tupelo is the county seat for Lee County, which also includes the smaller cities of Shannon, Verona, Guntown, Saltillo, Plantersville, Mooreville and Nettleton. Tupelo is a five-time recipient of the National Civic League’s All-America City award which recognize communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness, and innovation to successfully address local issues. Lee County offers many cultural and recreational activities for its communities and the surrounding area. The Natchez Trace Parkway and the Tombigbee Waterway provide opportunities for camping, fishing, and boating. The Parkway Visitor Center offers many free programs throughout the year. Tupelo is the north Mississippi hub for entertainment with the Cadence Center, Gumtree Art Museum, Oren Dunn Museum, the Tupelo Community Theater, Northeast Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and many annual festivals. Tupelo also has several parks to enjoy with the three largest being Veteran's Park, Ballard Park, and Fair Park. Tupelo's biggest boast is being the birthplace of Elvis Presley and receives worldwide attention at the birthplace and museum.

    Itawamba County is a rural county of approximately 23,401 people that is located in northeast Mississippi, just west of the Alabama Border. Its county seat is the City of Fulton, while the towns of Mantachie and Tremont, as well as numerous smaller communities can be found in the county. Fulton is home to the main campus of Itawamba Community College, recognized as an Aspen Institute Top 150 Community College and an Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence semifinalist, with an enrollment of over 7,000. Citizens of the county and visitors alike enjoy taking in recreational and cultural opportunities that the county presents. The Jamie Whitten History Center is located in the city of Fulton, along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. The town of Tremont proudly remembers native-born Country Music Legend Tammy Wynette at the Tammy Wynette Legacy Center. The George Poteet History Center and Historic Bonds House are located in the town of Mantachie.

    This position is responsible for managing the library system in accordance with the policies established by the administrative board of trustees. The position manages all library system activities, including budget preparation and oversight, library services and programming, personnel decisions, and library materials and technology. Plans and directs the daily operation of the library system. Develops, revises, and recommends policies to the administrative board of trustees; Supervises the library staff and sets an example of expected behavior; Informs and teaches department supervisors about library policies and procedures; Works collaboratively with the administrative board of trustees, the library staff, the branch advisory board, the Friends of the Library advisory boards, and the library systems’ stakeholders to plan for the future of the library; Serves as the library’s advocate, diplomatically presenting the library’s story to the community; Consults with elected officials, community partners, and the general public to articulate the library system’s objectives, needs, policies, and services; Prepares and presents the annual budget for review by the administrative board of trustees for submission to the county and city officials; Plans expanded or new library facilities; Studies current and emerging library methods and modifies the library system to meet both professional library standards and the communities’ needs.

    This a forty hour per week position and may include evening and weekend hours.

    Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years of progressively increasing responsibility in an administrative and supervisory capacity in a public library setting. Thorough knowledge of public library operations, services, and future trends. A qualified candidate should have a master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited institution.

    The hiring salary range is $65,000 - $80,000 (negotiable based on experience) and an excellent fringe benefits package, including Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS), State Health Insurance.

    To apply for this position, send cover letter and resume via email to Bonnie Gaines, Administrative Assistant at adm2@li.lib.ms.us. Deadline for submission is May 10, 2023.

  • Thursday, January 26, 2023 8:01 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Opening - Acquisitions Specialist


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

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Please attach a cover letter and transcripts to application.  Review of applications will begin two weeks after posting and continue until position is filled.

    Job Summary
    Responsible for ordering and receiving for firm orders and serials.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities  

    1.  Responsible for submitting orders for new library materials as well as ongoing serials and subscriptions in multiple formats (monographic, electronic, audiovisual, etc.). Tasks include, but are not limited to: Receives order requests, verifies holding information in local bibliographic database to avoid ordering unnecessary duplicate items, sends order requests to vendors or publishers via EDI, email or fax; Requests vendor information for new vendors (W-9’s, Vendor registration information) - sends that information to acquisitions supervisor; Performs all special handling order requests such as rush, out-of-print special orders and Interlibrary Loan requests, and monitors funds appropriated for orders during ordering cycle and informs acquisitions supervisor of any issues involving funds and ordering; Maintains records and statistics of materials ordered, and assists in training for using acquisitions and vendor ordering tools and websites, including setup on vendor websites.

    2.  Uses the University’s procurement card for purchases of library materials.  Will act as a purchasing agent on behalf of the University and is ultimately responsible for charges made and responsible for ensuring each purchase complies with all University and department guidelines and policies.  Must maintain the P-card in a secure location at all times.  Obtains itemized invoices for every purchase made and provides them to acquisitions supervisor no later than 24 hours after each order.  Ensures tax is not charged on the purchase; makes acquisitions supervisor aware of any billing errors or problems with the vendor as soon as possible.

    3. Receives all formats of ordered materials, which includes monographs and subscription titles. Compares received items to order record to ensure correct title was supplied by vendor; compares invoice to order record to ensure correct price, title and format was invoiced.  Completes receiving actions in system for each item; submits received invoice to acquisitions supervisor for payment.

    4. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications 

    At least two years of education in business or related field or two years of related work experience; or combination of education and work experience.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    ·  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.

    ·  Basic knowledge and skill in maneuvering within Windows-based software applications. 

    ·  Basic knowledge and skill on Internet browsers and search engines to access web sites. 

    ·  Basic knowledge and skill of using email to send and receive correspondence. 

    ·  Skill in timely communication and providing effective feedback.
    Must be detail-oriented and timely with all required notes, files and documentation.

    Preferred Qualifications  

    One to two years of experience working in library technical services department. Two years of experience in a business acquisitions department.


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


    To apply for this position, go to https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3238&site=1


    About The University of Southern Mississippi
    The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit 

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023 1:08 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Deputy Director, Jackson Hinds Library System

    Monday, December 12, 2022

    The Jackson/Hinds Library System is “a great place to work!  We are looking for a professional to help to shape the future of the Jackson Hinds Library System as the head of public service. We are looking or a passionate leader with experience in managing library services, programs, partnerships, and community outreach in a multi-branch library system.

    The Jackson-Hinds Library System (JHLS), Jackson, MS, one of the largest systems in the state of Mississippi, invites applicants for the position of Deputy Director. JHLS serves a population of 222, 679 (in 2022) and 15 full-service branches; a staff of 75 full-time employees.  A 14-member Administrative Board appointed by the city county officials governs JHLS.

    Jackson is the capital of the state of Mississippi.  The Deputy Director is a direct report to Executive Director, Floyd Council.


    • ALA-accredited MLS required, with additional degree or course work in

      management preferred.

    • Five years of progressively responsible professional public library

     experience, five of which include multiple branch management or

     supervisory responsibilities.

    • Effective management, project management, and leadership ability.

    • Successful record in Public Service budgetary planning.

    • Knowledge of current library technology and social media platforms.

    • Knowledge of collection development.

    • Experience in strategic planning and able to lead public service under

       three areas of focus for community, education, and digital life:

    1. Community: The Jackson Hinds Library System will serve as the most trusted community place in the City of Jackson and Hinds County right behind places of faith.
    2. Education: The Jackson Hinds Library System will serve as the principal education partner with the Jackson Public School System, the Hinds County School District, and the everyday people school of life in Jackson and Hinds County.
    3. Digital Life: The Jackson Hinds Library System will transform from a traditional public library system into a new information technology driven 21st Century Library System with use of partnerships and technology based resources to support citizens of Jackson/Hinds with connectivity, technology learning culture, home office support at the library, and free mobile devices that bring the world to patrons inside and outside of our library buildings.


    Full benefits package; starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.


    How to apply:  Application deadline: Open until filled

    Send an online application, cover letter, resume, three references,

    and a brief statement of public library service philosophy should be mailed or emailed to:


    Jackson-Hinds Library System

    300 North State Street

    Jackson, MS 39201


    Or via e-mail to:


    ljgascoff@jhlibrary.org in PDF form (preferred method)

    See a list of other opportunities at JHLS. The website is located at www.jhlibrary.org

    "A City/County with Soul is a City/County with a Great Library System.”

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2022 12:12 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Student Success Librarian

    Augusta University Libraries

    Rank:  Instructor

    Anticipated start date:   


    Reporting to the Director of Reese Library, the Student Success Librarian is charged with enhancing the information literacy program for undergraduate core courses, and reporting Student Learning Outcomes’ assessment information related to the program. A key aspect of this position is expanding the program and communicating its effectiveness to stakeholders. The Student Success Librarian works collaboratively with other library staff, liaison librarians, Directors, and the Dean to develop and implement the Augusta University Libraries’ outreach, marketing, and community engagement priorities. 


    Job Duties:

    • Develop and expand first- and second-year student engagement initiatives, including scheduling, teaching, and assessing information literacy programs for those students (ENGL 1101, ENGL 1102, COMM 1110, etc.).
    • Develop and evaluate tools to measure library faculty and staff’s impact on student learning objectives.
    • Report data on library instruction, reference, and research activities to appropriate stakeholders.
    • Provide reference/research assistance both in-person and virtually.
    • Coordinate and participate in libraries’ outreach activities.
    • Coordinate monthly/programmatic libraries’ displays.
    • Actively participate in community outreach programs.  
    • Lead libraries marketing initiatives.  
    • Identify, develop, and enhance collection areas of strength to support current and future teaching and research needs.
    • Seek innovative methods to engage with students, faculty, and the CSRA community.

    Required KSA:

    • MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution.  
    • Ability to collect and report on statistical data.
    • Organizational and analytical skills.
    • Ability to foster and develop collaborations with partners within and outside of the library organization.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Dedication to the principles of diversity, equity, an inclusion as part of a university culture that fosters equitable access to opportunity

    Preferred KSA:

    • Record of providing library instruction to individuals and groups.
    • Record of creating library exhibits and providing programming for assessment.
    • Experience working effectively with diverse user groups.

    Minimum Requirements

    Master's degree from an accredited college or university in library science from ALA accredited program.


    Receipt of degree from an accredited college or university by June 30, 2023. 

    This is a three-year limited-term position with the possibility of permanent status dependent upon the successful implementation of student success initiatives.

    Application instructions can be found here.

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2022 3:32 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)
    Subject:              Job Notice


    Date:                    July 13, 2022


    Location:             Headquarters Location: Brandon, MS


    Position:              Assistant Director



    Headquarters Location: Brandon, MS

    Central MS Regional Library System has an opening for an Assistant Director to fill a full time (40 hour) position at the Headquarters Location in Brandon, MS.  We serve approximately 226,000 people in Rankin, Scott, Simpson, and Smith Counties and have twenty (20) library locations.


    Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Director serves as second-in-command of the Central Mississippi Regional Library System. The Assistant Director is responsible in assisting with the planning, formulating, and implementing policies; preparing and monitoring an operational budget; managing and supervising personnel; preparing reports and other analyses of library services.  The Assistant Director also provides leadership in planning, implementing, and maintaining an automation system.                      


    The salary for this position starts at $50,000.00 annually with benefits.  Starting date is October 1, 2022.



    1. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate school with knowledge of current library practices and technology.

    2.  A minimum of five (5) years of Public Library experience, three (3) of which have been in library management, administration, or automation.

    3. Excellent management, organizational, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to deal effectively with the public, Library Board, other employees, and elected officials.

    4. Requires the ability to travel among various library branches.

    5. Be able to lift 30-40 lbs.


    CMRLS will hire from within the system if the candidate meets the job requirements.  If you are interested in this position, please email application, resume, and cover letter to Mara Polk, Director, at mara@cmrls.lib.ms.us.  Application deadline is August 31, 2022.



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