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  • 22 May 2018 10:53 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    YOUTH SERVICES DIRECTOR

     

    Basic Function:

    The Youth Services Director, under the direction of the Madison County Library System Director, is in charge of all aspects of services to children and youth for the library system. The Youth Services Director participates in the planning, implementing and monitoring of all programs, collection development and budgeting for Youth Services. This person works with all MCLS branches, as well as schools and community groups, to develop and expand the library system’s services for children and young adults, as well as special needs programming for children and young adults.  The Youth Services Director is a member of the Executive Planning Committee, which is responsible for the development of policies, procedures, goals and objectives, and planning for the library system and serves as a liaison to the Camden Public Library.

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school with emphasis in children's and young adult services. Applicants actively working toward a MLIS at an accredited institution with at least two years of supervisory experience in library services will be considered. Prefer 3 years of experience in services to toddlers, children and young adults. Position requires basic knowledge of children's books and literature. Also requires excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work with the public, familiarity with library databases, computer software, word processing and the Internet.

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

     

    • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge in all areas of youth services, in order to provide assistance and advice to patrons, staff, and library administration
    • Develops and coordinates all library services for children and young adults including special needs programming
    • Schedule and publicize children’s and young adult programming
    • Provide support and assistance to Children’s Specialists with their programs
    • Schedule additional outreach including bookmobile and special needs programs throughout the year
    • Participates in planning and implementing strategies to enhance services, library collections and staff development
    • Develops and interprets policies and procedures with approval of Library Director
    • Prepares preliminary budget; tracks and monitors expenditures on an ongoing basis for youth services system-wide
    • Coordinates and implements system-wide collection development of all youth services materials. Purchases materials and supervises all print and non-print material acquisitions within branches. Researches and initiates new services and programs for Youth Services
    • Applies for grants and stipends in support of Youth Services
    • Plans and coordinates system-wide policies/growth as member of Executive Planning Committee with the Director and Branch Managers. Interviews, hires and supervises Youth Services staff, monitors and maintains performance levels of Youth Services staff
    • Coordinates and monitors implementation of story time programs, summer reading, special needs programming and other special events
    • Supervises system-wide printing of library publications for Youth Services; prepares and reviews publicity concerning Youth Services events
    • Conducts in-service training for library staff
    • Holds monthly meetings of Youth Services staff for exchange of information
    • Attends meetings of the Library Board, County Board of Supervisors, Friends of the Library, Mississippi Library Commission, and other meetings, as necessary
    • Represents library system at schools, community events or professional association meeting.
    • Prepares statistical reports as needed for library system.

    Salary & Benefits

    This is a full-time, non-exempt, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A comprehensive state benefits plan includes paid holidays and sick leave, health and life insurance, basic dental and vision insurance, state retirement, and deferred compensation.


    Posted: May 21, 2018                           


    Application Deadline:  Open until filled.


    Available: July 1, 2018


    Contact: Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application online at http://www.mclsms.org/employment.php or by mail to MCLS Director, 102 Priestley St., Canton, MS 39046.  

     

    Special Requirements:

    Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions:

    Due to the nature of working with children on a daily basis, this position requires physical effort in performing story-times and other youth services programs, such as puppet shows and reader’s theaters.

     

    Other requirements include the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in light work involving stooping and bending, and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs; moving from one area of the office to another; sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform skilled repetitive movements, such as the use of calculators or other office equipment and supplies. May require the ability to climb ladders or step stools, push or pull book carts, lift and carry books or move boxes of materials of considerable weight from one location to another. Tasks require visual perception, discrimination, and oral communications ability. Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

     

    This job description is subject to be changed by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

    Applicants will be required to fill out a complete and accurate MCLS job application. Resumes supported by transcripts, copies of degrees and continuous education certificates are helpful in our giving consideration to your full qualifications.

     

    Madison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The information contained in this email and/or attached document(s) is for the exclusive use of the individual(s) named above. This email may contain confidential, privileged and non-disclosable information. Any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the sender and do not necessarily represent those of the Madison County Library System.

     

  • 22 May 2018 10:51 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    MADISON COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    Technology Programming Specialist, Admin

     

    Basic Function:

    The Technology Programming Specialist, under the direction of the Madison County Library System Director, is in charge of all aspects of technology programming services to adults and youth for the library system. The Technology Programming Specialist participates in the planning, implementing, monitoring and budgeting of all technology programs, including the digital lab and bookmobile. This person works with all MCLS branches, as well as schools and community groups, to develop and expand the library system’s technology programming for adults and youth.  The Technology Programming Specialist is a member of the Executive Planning Committee, which is responsible for the development of policies, procedures, goals and objectives, and planning for the library system. This position may require occasional nights and Saturdays.

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school with experience in children and young adult services or similar education and experience required. Applicants actively working toward a MLIS at an accredited institution with at least two years of supervisory experience in libraries will be considered. Prefer 3 years of technology programming experience in services to youth and adults with demonstrated program development skills. An extensive knowledge of technology programming trends and services preferred.  Familiarity with Adobe software, Coding and CAD software a plus.  Also requires excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work with the public, familiarity with library databases, computer software, word processing and the Internet.

     

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date knowledge in all areas of technology programming services, in order to provide assistance and advice to patrons, staff, and library administration
    • Schedule and publicize programming, including the digital lab, under the direction of the MCLS Director
    • Teach and coordinate technology related classes for public and staff
    • Provide support and assistance to Children’s Specialists with their programs
    • Schedule additional outreach programs, including the bookmobile along with the Youth Services Director, throughout the year
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of the annual Summer Reading Program
    • Represent library system at schools, community groups and events
    • Attend staff meetings and share/exchange information with Youth Services staff
    • Participate in professional development workshops and seminars

     

    Salary & Benefits

    This is a full-time, non-exempt, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A comprehensive state benefits plan includes paid holidays and sick leave, health and life insurance, basic dental and vision insurance, state retirement, and deferred compensation.


    Posted: May 21, 2018                         


    Application Deadline:  Open until filled.


    Available: June 1, 2018


    Contact: Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application online at http://www.mclsms.org/employment.php or by mail to MCLS Director, 102 Priestley St., Canton, MS 39046.  

     

    Special Requirements:

    Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions:

    Due to the nature of working with children on a daily basis, this position requires physical effort in performing story-times and other youth services programs, such as puppet shows and reader’s theaters.

     

    Other requirements include the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in light work involving stooping and bending, and carrying items weighing up to 20 lbs; moving from one area of the office to another; sufficient hand/eye coordination to perform skilled repetitive movements, such as the use of calculators or other office equipment and supplies. May require the ability to climb ladders or step stools, push or pull book carts, lift and carry books or move boxes of materials of considerable weight from one location to another. Tasks require visual perception, discrimination, and oral communications ability. Tasks are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

     

    This job description is subject to be changed by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

     

    Applicants will be required to fill out a complete and accurate MCLS job application. Resumes supported by transcripts, copies of degrees and continuous education certificates are helpful in our giving consideration to your full qualifications.

     

    Madison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 22 May 2018 8:07 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Jackson County Campus Library

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    Gautier, MS

     

    Needed:

    Adjunct Librarian

    Beginning May 29th

    19 hours a week

     

    Must have a MLS or MLIS.

     

    Basic duties will include assisting students, employees, and community members in person, by telephone, or email; shelving materials; shelf-reading and straightening; orientations; check-out/in materials. May include weeding and shifting of materials. Other duties as assigned.

     

    Please send a completed MGCCC Application for Employment (https://www.mgccc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Application-for-Employment.pdf) and resume to Lisa Rhodes – lisa.rhodes@mgccc.edu

  • 17 May 2018 4:04 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Outreach & Instructional Librarian - DeSoto Center - Deadline for Application: To Be Determined


    POSITION:  Outreach & Instructional Librarian QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science required; experience in academic libraries required with a preference for community college level experience; demonstrated competence in current learning resources technology; excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.


    RESPONSIBILITIES:  Plan, prepare, and present outreach programs for the library. Promote interest in the library and reading through book discussions, emails, and newsletters. Create displays to enhance the library experience and to promote use of library resources. Utilize the library’s various social media outlets. Conduct basic library tours or orientations. Conduct one-on-one research consultation with students & faculty. Collaborate with faculty to develop and teach instructional sessions for specific disciplines. Provide general reference to library users (via phone, text-message, in person) including questions related to the collection, equipment, policies and procedures. Assist the Head Librarian in the acquisition of new books. Participate in other collection management activities such as weeding, serials and database review. Assist with clearance, inventory, and annual report for the library. Participate in library staff and faculty development meetings. Maintain membership in professional organizations and associations.  Keep abreast of new developments in the profession.  Attend professional conferences and seminars. Maintain good working relations with faculty, staff, students and administration. Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Librarian or the Administration. Conform to school policy as set down in the Policies and Procedures Manual.


    POSTED:  May 17, 2018


    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  To Be Determined


    STARTING DATE:  August 2018


    SALARY & BENEFITS:  Based upon a 10-month contract and previous library experience.


    HOURS: 8:00 a.m-3:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)


    http://www.northwestms.edu/index.php/?page_id=1140

  • 11 May 2018 8:34 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Youth Services Librarian—The Saline County Library in Benton, Arkansas is seeking a new member for the vibrant and busy Youth Services Department. This position requires an outgoing and energetic person who loves planning and providing quality children’s programming with a focus on tweens. Your days will be spent performing puppetry and storytimes, conducting experiments and STEM programming, passing on a love for reading, and dreaming up innovative new services the library can offer to children and their caregivers. Master’s in Library Science required. Salary begins at $29,835 depending on experience.


    To apply, click here: https://www.salinecountylibrary.org/news/post/65/youth-services-librarian-position-open-at-herzfeld-library

  • 26 Apr 2018 9:49 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    New Mexico State Librarian

     

    The State Library of New Mexico, a Division in the Department of Cultural Affairs, seeks an enthusiastic advocate for libraries to fill the position of State Librarian. We seek a leader with experience and capacity building skills for librarians throughout a state with rural, urban, and Tribal libraries. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is one of the largest and most respected cultural affairs agencies in the nation. The DCA and the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) are in beautiful, historic Santa Fe – New Mexico’s heart of governmental, artistic, and cultural activities. The successful candidate will administer relevant and valued services to over 100 public and Tribal libraries in New Mexico and will generally promote an effective statewide library system.

     

    Culture and Innovation:  We seek an individual with knowledge of cultural sensitivities and best practices in working with Native American, Hispanic and rural populations. The State Librarian will advocate for and oversee the provision of services directly to New Mexico’s culturally diverse and special populations; and will foster positive and cooperative working relationships with other educational services and state and national library agencies. Understanding the roles of contemporary libraries in today’s societies, the State Librarian will move progressively toward a future with innovative programs and services while continuously evaluating and supporting those of value that currently exist. Partnerships: The State Librarian will have expansive partnering opportunities with other divisions within DCA including museum education programs and collections, preservation, arts, and archaeological programs. The State Librarian will foster positive and cooperative working relationships with educational institutions, the State Public Education Department, the Higher Education Department and state and national library agencies. The New Mexico State Library Commission advises the State Librarian on programs and services. The newly established New Mexico State Library Foundation raises funds and supports grants for the State Library. The State Librarian plays a leadership role in the New Mexico Library Association.

     

    Staff and Resources:  The New Mexico State Library has a staff of 38 full time employees and an annual budget of $5.7 million. The State Librarian will be responsible for rural Bookmobile service, administering grants-in-aid, library extension, books for the blind and physically handicapped, the Southwest Collection, the Tribal Libraries Program, development and consulting services statewide, and the State Documents depository program. The State Librarian will perform other duties as provided by the law and assure that NMSL meets all statutory requirements of the State of New Mexico. 

     

    The Successful Candidate: The demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of culturally diverse audiences will be essential to the candidate’s success as the State Librarian, as support of New Mexico public, rural, and Tribal libraries is central to the mission of the State Library; accordingly, some public or Tribal library experience will be preferred.  A strong and positive record in policy administration, strategic planning, budget planning and execution, capacity building, and personnel management is sought. The candidate will also possess the desire and ability to construct effective coalitions and to work successfully with legislative, governmental and other policy-making bodies. Knowledge and understanding of current library technologies are valuable assets an ideal candidate will bring to the position. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of culturally diverse audiences will be essential.

     

    Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program, eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in libraries that includes at least five (5) years of experience in library management and/or administration; a record of successful experience in policy administration, budgeting, and planning for a governmental entity; and demonstrated ability to direct an organization, evaluate program performance, and implement effective solutions to ensure ongoing program refinement and improvement.

     

    Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-$90,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

    Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Michael Delello, Deputy Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. 

     

    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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  • 26 Apr 2018 9:49 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Director, Kanawha County Public Library (Charleston, WV)

    Charleston, the capital of the State of West Virginia, is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on the banks of the Kanawha River. Charleston has both small town charm and plenty of urban amenities. The city teems with restaurants, night life, live music, performance theater, galleries, and public art. It also is the gateway to world-class recreation including whitewater rafting, mountain climbing, biking, skiing, and zip-lining.

    The Kanawha County Public Library provides services to about 225,000 residents of the City of Charleston, Kanawha County, and Putnam County through a main library, nine branch libraries, and a mobile library. Plans are underway for a significant expansion and renovation at the main library.

    Please visit www.johnkeister.com/kanawha for details and to apply. We welcome and encourage inquiries.

    For full consideration, please apply by May 25. Salary $105,000 or higher, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

    John Keister & Associates
    Executive Search for Libraries
    www.johnkeister.com
    847-955-0541

  • 20 Apr 2018 11:07 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    JOB DESCRIPTION: 

    The McWherter Library at the University of Memphis is looking for a Research and Instructional Services (RIS) Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure track position.  This position is one member of the team of library faculty and staff who provide information assistance to individuals and groups of library users. S/he participates in providing direct user assistance at the Research and Information Services Desk and also participates in the User Instruction program. S/he participates in planning, implementing, and evaluating instruction related programs and services that enhance user awareness of and access to library resources. The RIS Librarian is a member of the Research and Instructional Services Department and participates fully in the programs and services of that department. As a member of the faculty, he/she also participates in the University Libraries’ Collection Development Program, serves as library liaison to assigned department(s), serves on committees and task forces, and maintains an appropriate research and publication agenda.


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    This is a 12- month, tenure track, faculty position that requires an ALA- accredited Master’s Degree and appropriate, relevant library work experience.


    ABOUT MEMPHIS:

    Memphis is a fun, innovative, historic, and growing city with a lot of offer.   With it's low-cost of living, there are many unique qualities that invites all types of people to live in the city of the blues and BBQ!   Memphis is known for it's grit and grind attitude as well as for it's beautiful setting on the Mississippi River.


    TO APPLY:

    If interested, visit https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/18670 to apply today!

  • 18 Apr 2018 10:51 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The East Mississippi Regional Library System would like to announce the position of Library Director, the administrative head of the two-county library system. The Director plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and reviews the library’s resources, services, and programs.

     

    Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, OR a Bachelor’s degree and willingness to acquire a MLS from ALA-accredited library school within three years, and at least three years of progressively responsible library experience, preferably with at least one year in a supervisory capacity, OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Salary range is $ 40,000 to $ 50,000, negotiable based on experience and skill levels. Benefits include personal/medical leave, state holidays, state health & life insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System.

     

    To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: East Mississippi Regional Library System • ATTN: Director Search Committee • 116 Water Street Quitman, MS 39355.

    Deadline to apply is May 11th, 2018.

     

    For more information, visit http://emrl.lib.ms.us/about-us/directorsearch.

  • 17 Apr 2018 3:35 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Director of Library Services

    Founded in 1873 as a Christian liberal arts college and affiliated since 1920 with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, Blue Mountain College seeks applications and nominations for a Director of Library Services beginning Fall, 2018.

    Blue Mountain College seeks faculty and staff who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to assist students in developing intellectual integrity, academic excellence, social awareness and Christian character. Blue Mountain College is located in the hills of Northeast Mississippi approximately 35 miles from Tupelo and 65 miles from Memphis, Tennessee in a small village, which bears the same name -Blue Mountain.

    Responsibilities:
    The Director of Library Services performs the administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning and delivering the highest quality of library services. Other responsibilities include: coordinating with the Librarian for Collection Management in overseeing the daily operation of the Guyton Library, including coordinating the responsibilities of library staff, student workers, and volunteers; coordinating with the Librarian for Collection Management in identifying and completing special and/or long-term projects; preparing an annual library budget in consultation with Librarian for Collection Management; updating the Library web pages; and updating computers and requesting services from the Director of Information Technology Services.

    Qualifications:
    MLS from an ALA accredited library and information science program and adequate and appropriate professional experience; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to deal tactfully with the public, and displays a commitment to public service; knowledge of best practices and current trends in the provision of library services; understanding of current issues in academic librarianship; demonstrated commitment to the profession; comprehensive understanding of the technology-driven information environment; experience with library information systems; ability to involve total staff in decision-making responsibilities and activities; and willingness to devote mental and physical efforts necessary to maximize the most efficient usage of all library resources.

    Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, benefits including medical insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and free tuition to BMC for employees and their dependents.

    TO APPLY: Please submit a completed BMC employment application along with CV, transcripts copies and evidence of quality teaching performance to Dr. Sharon Enzor, P.O. Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610 or by email senzor@bmc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

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