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  • Friday, April 22, 2022 9:30 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Title:

    Branch Manager

    Job Status:

    Location:

    Crystal Springs

    Travel Required:

    Level/Salary Range:

    21,280.00

    Position Type:

    Full-time

    Supervisory?

    Yes

    Supervisor:

    Library Director

    Schedule:

    TBA

    Benefits:

    Health ins; Life ins; Retirement

    Date posted:

    Posting Expires:

    Fax or E-mail:

    (601) 894-1672 or cjrldirector@gmail.com

    Subject Line: Branch Manager Position

    Attention: Library Director

    Mail:

    Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library

    Library Director

    223 S. Extension Street

    Hazlehurst, MS 39083

    Job Description

    Job Purpose:

                    Supports library operations by maintaining office systems and supervising staff.

    Duties:

                    LEVEL 1:

          Provides efficient, equitable, and courteous service for all library patrons, without regard to race, age, sex, nationality or religion.

          Supervises library activities including, but not limited to, circulation desk, assisting patrons, maintenance of computerized records, and collection of overdue materials.

          Plans, develops, promotes, and supervises library activities and facility usage through public programs, exhibits, publications, and library blog maintenance.

          Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures; managing petty cash; controlling correspondence; designing filing systems; assigning and monitoring clerical functions; managing branch budgets.

          Maintains office efficiency by implementing office systems, layouts, and supply procurement.

          Implements office policies; measures results against standards; making necessary adjustments.

          Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.  Makes recommendations for improvements in services and collections.

          Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.

          Writes news releases and correspondence and encourages library use in order to publicize library services.

          Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

          Performs other relevant duties as needed.

          Requires limited supervision.

                     LEVEL 2 (also includes):

            Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.

          Maintains office staff by orienting, and training employees.

          Maintains office staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.

    Skills/Qualifications:

          High school diploma.. Strong interpersonal skills.  Self-motivated. Creative. Strong oral and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Efficient in use of word processing and internet browser software.  Excellent typing skills.  Ability to mentally calculate small monetary transactions and order decimal numbers to the hundredths position.  Able to lift up to 25 lbs.  Able to stand for prolonged periods of time.  Drug free.  Dependable personal transportation.  Non-felon.  Preferred: Previous library experience.  Experience with programming for specific people groups (daycares, senior citizens, etc.). Experience maintaining websites/blogs, using social networking sites, and creating documents using Microsoft Office products.  Participatory experience with genealogical organizations or software. Experience with Polaris library circulation software.


  • Monday, April 18, 2022 3:23 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position Description

    Position Title: Branch Services Coordinator

    Supervisor(s): Executive Director

    FLSA Status: Exempt (Administrative Employee)


    Position Summary:

    A highly responsible administrative position providing support to the Executive Director and branch library staff members with the goal of ensuring efficient operation of a five county, thirteen branch public library system.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Assists the Executive Director in the supervision of library branch managers, and makes regular reports to the director on communications with library staff;
    • Assists in the administration and implementation of all library services, develops and provides suggestions for improvements in library services;
    • Acts as Mississippi Library Partnership administrator and maintains a thorough knowledge of MLP procedures and technologies;
    • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the integrated library system (ILS), and trains all new employees on its use, functions, policies, and procedures. Ensures proper use by all employees;
    • Compiles monthly and yearly reports as requested or required by the Executive Director and/or Administrative Board of Trustees;
    • Assists Executive Director in the drafting, updating and enforcement of policies and procedures;
    • Assists in the interviewing, hiring, and performance review of library employees, creates and updates job descriptions as requested or required;
    • Assists the Executive Director in the planning and development of system-wide and individual staff training. Responsible for the staff meeting set-up and coordination as well as presenting relevant workshops and trainings;
    • Writes and initiates grant proposals seeking funding designed to aid, enhance or create library service programs and/or assets as requested;
    • Acts as system contact and coordinator for MMRLS Friends of the Library Groups;
    • Assists in maintaining library website’s helpdesk, creates and ensures that system calendars, informational, and policy manuals are up to date and accurate;
    • Assists and advises in collection development and collection weeding as needed;
    • Assists in the creation of MMRLS promotional materials as needed;
    • Periodically visits branch locations to assist, observe and train. Relates ideas, comments, and other relevant information to the Executive Director as needed;
    • Maintains records of relevant reports and documents as needed, as well as library system and branch history;
    • Performs administrative tasks as needed or required;
    • Helps to ensure the Mid-Mississippi Regional Library System complies with local governmental ordinances, State of Mississippi statutes and applicable federal regulations;
    • Maintains knowledge of standard library principles, practices, and laws through the attendance of workshops, conferences, and other training opportunities, as well as reading current literature;
    • Maintains proficiency with computers, current library software, and other relevant digital technology;
    • Performs other duties as necessary, or as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Administrative Board of Trustees.

    Core Competencies:

    • Work Ethic: Is productive, diligent, conscientious, timely, and loyal. Conscientiously abides by rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
    • Integrity: Models and demonstrates high standards of integrity, trust, openness, and respect for others. Demonstrates integrity by honoring commitments and promises. Demonstrates integrity by maintaining necessary confidentiality.
    • Service Orientation: Demonstrates a commitment to quality public service through statements and actions. Seeks to understand and meet and/or exceed the needs and expectations of customers. Treats customers and staff members with respect, responding to requests in a professional manner, even in difficult circumstances. Develops positive relationships with customers and staff members.
    • Self-Management Skills: Effectively manages emotions and maintains a positive attitude. Works effectively and cooperatively with others to achieve goals. Treats all people with respect, courtesy, and consideration. Adheres to high ethical standards. Avoids conflicts of interest. Continuously evaluates and adapts; copes effectively with change.
    • Accountability: Accepts responsibility for actions and results. Focuses on quality and expends the necessary time and effort to achieve goals. Has knowledge of how to perform one’s job. Steadfastly persists in overcoming obstacles and pushes self for results. Maintains necessary attention to detail to achieve high level performance. Deals effectively with pressure and recovers quickly from setbacks. Takes ownership of tasks, performance standards and mistakes.
    • Self-Development: Adapts behavior or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
    • Professional Maturity: Takes initiative to accomplish stated and unstated goals. Manages conflicts and defuses situations.
    • Library Advocacy: Communicates the importance of library services to the public and other parties;
    • Communication Skills: Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal and written messages and expresses information to individuals or groups effectively. Often acts as the first line of contact for staff members with library-related questions.
    • Results Oriented: Plans effectively to achieve or exceed goals, sets and meets deadlines.
    • Workflow and Resource Management: Demonstrates ability to plan, prioritize, and organize. Understands and implements established chain-of-command procedures, escalating situations to the Executive Director when required;
    • Technical Proficiency: Reads, comprehends, and correctly applies all rules, regulations, and policies applicable to work assignments. Performs work with a minimum amount of supervision.
    • Problem Solving/Decision Making: Identifies, analyzes, and solves problems. Has the ability and willingness to cooperate with other employees in identifying and solving problems in order to effectively and efficiently complete assigned tasks.
    • Leadership: Is fair, yet firm and decisive with others. Monitors workloads and provides feedback. Takes charge of situations and demonstrates a willingness to lead. Provides leadership in a manner which motivates and exhibits a determination to accomplish goals. Clearly and comfortably delegates work. Reinforces and rewards employee efforts and positive behaviors.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Candidates with a major in a relevant field may be given preference;
    • A minimum of five years of public library or related experience is required, and at least one of supervisory experience is preferred;
    • Relevant prior educational and work experience are equalizing factors that will be considered;
    • Must be a resident of Attala, Holmes, Leake, Montgomery, or Winston Counties, or willing to relocate;
    • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, excellent supervisory, administrative, technical skills;
    • Thorough knowledge, interest, and ability in every facet of the public library field;
    • Valid Mississippi Driver’s License.

    Working Conditions:

    A full-time, 40 hour per week job. Regular working hours are 8am – 5pm. Overtime may occasionally be required to complete job duties. Employee will be required to work with minimal supervision. Tasks may often require standing or sitting for long periods of time. Employee may frequently exert force equivalent to lifting up to 20 pounds and/or occasionally exert force equivalent to lifting up to approximately 35 pounds. Though most duties will be performed in an office environment, employee may occasionally encounter environment that is dusty and/or dirty with a lack of environmental control. Must have the physical ability to climb a step stool and rolling ladder, move a book truck, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch and bend. Employee will be required to work under stressful conditions, and in environments which present continuous interruptions and background noises. Employee will be required to respond appropriately to unexpected situations and scenarios.


    Disclaimer:

    The Mid-Mississippi Regional Library reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time. The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, skills, or abilities of the job described, but are instead intended to describe the general nature of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


    Additional Information:

    Probationary Period: Three Months


    Benefits:

    Access to the Mississippi State and School Employees’ Life and Health Insurance Plan, a self-insured plan that provides coverage for more than 185,000 active employees, dependents, spouses and retirees.

    Health benefits are administered by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi through the AHS State Network of physicians, hospitals and other health care providers, available exclusively only to Plan participants. BCBSMS provides participants with an online medical explanation of benefits and many other tools to manage their health care.

    Optional supplemental employee paid insurance

    Co-paid state retirement through the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS)

    Annual and sick leave; other miscellaneous leave

    Approximately 10 – 12 paid holidays per year

    Starting Salary: $42,500.00 – $45,000.00 per year based on education and experience. Salary review after completion of one year of service.

    The deadline to apply is May 1, 2022.


    To apply, visit: www.midmisslib.com/jobs



  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 6:28 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position/Vacancy Announcement

    The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County Available Position: Director (FSLA Exempt)


    Open:  Immediately (April 1, 2022)

    Application In-House Deadline: May 31, 2022

    Available: December 1, 2022

    Interview: June - July 2022

    Salary: $85,000, Negotiable based on experience and training

    Hours: Fulltime (40 hours/week), some evenings, weekends, and overtime as required

    Benefits: Participation in Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement system (PERS), State health and life insurance program, 8 hours sick leave per month and 11.33 hours annual leave per month. Job related travel expenses reimbursed.


    The Board of Trustees of The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County is seeking an innovative, community-minded person to provide leadership and direction for the continued development of our vibrant and vital library system. The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County serves a county-wide population of more than 75,000, through its two facilities in Hattiesburg and Petal. The Library enjoys the support of an engaged board of fifteen (15) Trustees and an involved, friendly staff.


    The ideal candidate for this position is motivated, has a positive attitude, and is committed to providing exceptional library service throughout the entire service area of Hattiesburg, Petal, and Forrest County. The successful candidate must be organized, flexible and responsive to the changes and challenges of the Library’s daily, dynamic operation.


    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    The director reports to the fifteen member Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees delegates active management of the library system to the director, including:

    • Advising on policies and innovations necessary to meet the Library’s mission and regularly communicating on matters that affect policy.
    • Providing accurate and complete reports to the Board of Trustees during each monthly meeting and at such other times as are necessary relative to activities and potential issues regarding Library operations.
    • Administering and establishing procedures according to policies established by the Board of Trustees.
    • Providing statistical reports for review of the Board of Trustees.
    • Employing staff with the approval of the Board of Trustees, prescribing staff duties, mentoring and supervising all librarians, assistants, substitutes, and volunteers for the library, and removing staff for cause.
    • Preparing a proposed annual budget reflecting the Library’s priorities and presenting in a timely fashion to for the Board of Trustees for approval, presenting the approved annual budget to local governing authorities as needed, and preparing a proposed amended budget (if needed) for presentation to the Board of Trustees for approval.
    • Providing financial, staffing, and other reports for review and approval at Board of Trustee meetings.
    • Seeking alternate sources of funding for library services, including Federal, state, local and private grants.
    • Building positive relationships with local and state governing officials.
    • Developing advocates and partnerships with local community groups, including development of outreach activities and programming.
    • Overseeing the maintenance and safety of the Library buildings and grounds.
    • Developing community based programming in the humanities.
    • Performing other duties and responsibilities as needed.
    • Using personal vehicle for library business and maintaining vehicle in road worthy condition in compliance with State law, and maintaining automobile insurance and providing proof to the Library as requested

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • Candidates must have a Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited program. (Library must receive an official transcript mailed from the institution).
    • Candidates must have a minimum of eight years of public library experience.
    • Candidates must have a minimum of four years of library administration experience.
    • Candidates must demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic commitment to providing excellent public library service for this community.
    • Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills.
    • Candidates must be able to communicate clearly, diplomatically and in a friendly and positive manner with people from diverse ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
    • Candidates must have current working knowledge of PC’s in a Windows environment, and of innovations, trends and applications in library technology. Knowledge of, and experience with, SirsiDynix library automation or a similar system is desirable.

    This position works within the framework of established policies and procedures to provide day to day management of all operations of the Library in its two facilities.

    APPLICATIONS: Applications may be obtained from Naomi Warden, Office Manager; 329 Hardy Street / Hattiesburg, MS. 39401, 601.582.4461, or from the Library’s website https://hattlibrary.org/employment/  . Upon receipt of a completed application form, selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.


  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022 6:27 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Library Overview:

    The Germantown TN Community Library promotes lifelong learning and a love of reading; informs, enriches and empowers every patron served; provides easy access to a wide variety of materials, services, and programs; and meets the personal, educational, cultural and professional information needs of the community.  Located near the Mississippi River along the historic trails of the Chickasaw Indians, Germantown TN offers its residents an attractive and energetic community. As one of six suburban municipalities adjacent to Memphis, Germantown is one of the safest, most beautiful cities in the Mid-South. Today, the more than 40,000 residents enjoy excellent dining, shopping, horse racing, and cultural events, all without leaving the city limits. Residents have the conveniences of a large city with the cozy feel of a bedroom community. To learn more about the library visit: https://www.germantown-tn.gov/services/library.

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=56dad57d-81b7-4889-9f75-7ef29807fa05&ccId=1990797403_6352&type=MP&lang=en_US

    You may also email Dana.Braccia@Avenuinsights.com for more information.


  • Monday, February 07, 2022 9:13 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR

    $76,161.00 - $113,789.00 annually


    This position serves as the assistant director for the Montgomery City-County Public Library system.  The assistant director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the library system’s departments and 11 branches.  Major work responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Library Director, directly supervising the library’s branch and department heads, managing the system’s human resources functions, receiving and handling complaints, and fund raising.  (https://mccpl.lib.al.us/) Qualified applicants will possess a master's degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association and five (5) years of supervisory experience at the branch or program management level for a public library system. An online application is available at www.montgomerypersonnel.com and must be submitted no later than February 18, 2022.


        

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