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  • 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.

  • 01 Dec 2017 7:08 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Committee of theSouthwest Kansas Library System (headquartered in Dodge City, KS), seeks an experienced library leader—responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next System Director. SWKLS, one of seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 83-member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With eight staff and a $942,000 annual operating budget, SWKLS serves residents in a 21-county region. SWKLS, a member-focused organization, provides excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, strong outreach services, and support for innovative technologies to its public, academic, and school library members. For more information on the System, visit SWKLSLinks.


    Responsibilities. The System Director, under the direction of the Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a twenty-one county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System—aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active SWKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For complete details, visit SWKLS System Director Job Description.


    Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science and three years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and prior experience in regional systems or consortia are additional preferred qualifications.


    Compensation. The hiring salary range is $70,000-80,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package including full health care coverage including family members by the System.

    For further information, contact Jobeth Bradbury. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes December 31, 2017.

  • 28 Nov 2017 11:59 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Lead the Grand Rapids Public Library is its efforts to connect people to the transforming power of knowledge. The Grand Rapids Public Library seeks a successful, responsible Library Director to provide innovation and inspiration for the library and the City of Grand Rapids. Working with a seven-member Board of Library Commissioners, the successful candidate will have a strong background in developing collaborative external partnerships, and continue to move the library forward as a vital civic institution. GRPL is uniquely positioned through its inherent neutrality and belief in equitable access and envisions a community that is resilient and thriving. Impact priorities include preparing young learners to be successful in school; growing cultural communities to access and use the library; maximizing partnerships; and developing collections of information and thinking for different groups using the library's successful Local History model.


    The Grand Rapids Public Library serves 196,000 residents with eight locations and a $11.1 million annual budget. This fall, GRPL successfully passed a 20-year millage with the support of 71% of voters. The supplemental millage will be used to enhance early literacy initiatives, digital and streaming services, and asset management. The Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation provides significant support for library programming including Music in the Stacks; One Book, One City for Kids (part of the DigiBridge partnerships with the public schools, which won a ULC Innovation Award); Día de los Muertos; and Taste of Soul Sunday, a celebration of African American heritage and culture. In 2016, 1.5 million people used the library and circulated 1.6 million items.


    Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan and ranked as the #19 Best Place to Live in the U.S. It shares big-city excitement without big-city hassle and Midwest friendliness with small-town warmth. Grand Rapids, with its low cost of living, is a great place to live, work, and play, with its emphasis on the arts, sustainability, and neighborhood living. It is a city of active, vibrant neighborhoods. The Heritage Hill neighborhood is one of the largest urban historic districts in the country and includes more than sixty architectural styles, including Frank Lloyd Wright's Meyer May House. Grand Rapids is a desirable, affordable location for families, offering a variety of housing options from a downtown condo to suburban living. In 2012, the Grand Rapids Public School system embarked on transforming education and is seeing significant success resulting in increased enrollment and graduation rates. Long known as "Furniture City," Grand Rapids is now home to world-class health care, technology, and automotive industries. The City also has a significant focus on the arts, from vibrant performing arts, world-class museums, botanical gardens, and zoo to ArtPrize, the world's largest public art competition. Grand Rapids is also known as "Beer City USA." For more details about Grand Rapids, the Library, and the many attractions of both, see Grand Rapids Links.


    Responsibilities. The Library Director is responsible for the efficient overall administration and operation of the library system which includes, but is not limited to, strategic planning; human resources and labor relations issues; public and support services; budget and finance; maintaining effective relationships with local government and legislative bodies, the Board of Library Commissioners, staff, state and national library associations, and the community at large; and compliance with all pertinent federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances as well as library policies and procedures.


    Qualifications. The ideal candidate will have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and ten years of executive experience in institutional library leadership, four of which must include experience in a library or similar setting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work required. This includes: millage and/or election experience; knowledge of current trends and best practices in executive leadership, public administration, finance, fundraising, and development; ability to develop and sustain significant collaborative partnerships with community stakeholders and local elected officials; and proven success in project management. Prior experience in a public library, library directorship, experience reporting to a governing board, and prior work in a union environment are preferred qualifications. To review the full position description, visit Director Position Description.


    Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $117,000 - $136,469 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.


    For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury before the closing date of January 14, 2018.

  • 22 Nov 2017 7:30 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    POSITION: SENIOR ACQUISITIONS ASSISTANT

     

    LOCATION: Eudora Welty Library

     

    300 North State Street

    Jackson, MS 39201

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field is required.

     

    SUMMARY: Performs cataloging activities for monographic materials according to accepted national standards and local procedures, making use of bibliographic records in MARC format in national and local databases. Updates catalog records in SirsiDynix for library materials. Sorts donation books.

     

    DUTIES: Edit and input bibliographic records for the 15-branch Library System’s automated database. Performs copy cataloging. Revises and maintains statistics on processed materials. Recognize and solve problems in database records. Performs routine cataloging and coding of library materials in all formats. Inputs and updates data in online databases. Provides general information about library services. Answers routine inquiries using standard bibliographic materials and/or computer data systems, and refers those requiring professional assistance to librarian. Assists with collection development by recommending titles to the director for technical services. Maintains databases and prepares information and statistical data for reports and special studies. Periodically must assist with inventorying branch library materials.

     

    HOURS: 40 hours per week.

     

    COMPENSATION: Salary DOE.

     

    AVAILABILITY: Immediate

     

    REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL SERVICES

     

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

  • 22 Nov 2017 7:29 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)
    The Fremont Area District Library’s Board of Trustees seek a Library Director excited and ready to move a great Library to a stellar Library—one who honors People, Place and Platform—three pillars of the Library’s new 2017-2018 Strategic Plan. Serving a District of 13,000 residents, the 42,000-square foot Library (expanded in 2000) has a staff of fifteen, a collection of 139,000+ items, a Local History room, and an annual operating budget of $830,000. FADL is an independent taxing District funded by a perpetual mill levy based on property tax. The new Director will provide quality leadership, direct and support staff, work well with an established Friends of the Library, collaborate with local organizations and agencies, and bring new ideas and exciting change to the Library. Opportunities include representing the Library externally to community stakeholders, developing new funding streams for additional revenue, planning and implementing increased operating hours, facility and space redesign, and supporting continuing education for a strong team of dedicated staff.


    Fremont, Newaygo County, is one of Western Michigan’s finest communities.  Fremont has a wealth of resources, including 300+ area businesses and civic-minded organizations that continually invest back into their community to make it one of Michigan's greatest places to live, work, and play. Proud of its heritage and home to Gerber Products, the world’s largest baby food company, Fremont is located less than an hour from large metropolitan areas and Lake Michigan. Fremont offers the charm of small town living with excellent schools, many churches and a thriving downtown business community. Fremont is also known for its wealth of natural beauty—residents enjoy year-round recreational opportunities that include 234 natural lakes and ponds, and 356 miles of rivers and streams that provide the ideal setting for boating, camping, fishing, or just relaxing. For more information about the Library and the area, see FADLLinks.

     

    Responsibilities. Under direction of the Library Board, the Director is responsible for the administration and management of the Library. Key areas of responsibility are personnel, budget including development and fundraising, facilities planning, representing the Library in the community and at the Lakeland Library Cooperative, and development and implementation of strategic goals. For the full position description, visit Fremont Area District Library Director position.

     

    Qualifications.  Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years’ responsible library experience in a professional library or equivalent work of which at least three years shall have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.  Additional qualifications for a successful candidate are (1) strong interpersonal skills serving both internal and external stakeholders; (2) ability to develop and implement a clear vision with community/staff/Board input; (3) mentoring and coaching skills; (4) knowledge of current library trends and technologies; and (5) prior success as a vital community collaborator. A willingness to live in the District and successful experience reporting to a governing board in preferred.

     

    Compensation. The starting salary range is $58,000-65,000 with an attractive benefits package.

     

    For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury before the closing date of December 10, 2017.

     

    Jobeth Bradbury

    Bradbury Miller Associates

    4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

    Kansas City, MO 64111

    816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)

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  • 20 Nov 2017 9:04 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Join Mississippi State University Libraries' thriving library program as the Business Librarian!  A premier research university with a student body of over 20,000, Mississippi State University (MSU) is located in historic Starkville, MS, with all the conveniences and amenities of a college town. 

     

    A job description of this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position and a link to the application form can be found here: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496074/assistant-professor  

     

    Find out more about MSU and the MSU Libraries by visiting http://www.msstate.edu/ and http://lib.msstate.edu/.

  • 15 Nov 2017 11:54 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Coordinate an active library instruction program including but not limited to: serve as the lead for library instruction and information literacy, schedule and delegate class sessions to library faculty, assess the library instruction/information literacy program, and maintain documentation. Identify, monitor, and analyze trends in information literacy and library instruction that will impact library services at USC Upstate. Collaborate with faculty and academic staff to support student research and integrate information literacy instruction into courses in both traditional and online formats. Develop and maintain web tutorials, subject course guides. Teach sections of the library’s credit course, LIBR 201, and library instruction sessions for first-year composition and University 101 classes. Provide library instruction and collection development as liaison to a disciplinary subject area.Participate in staffing the reference desk, including Saturday rotation. Report to Dean of the Library. Library faculty have rank and are expected to serve on committees, be involved in professional organizations , and engage in scholarly activities.

     

    The full job posting can be found here: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/19838

        

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