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  • 22 Feb 2017 2:56 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Lower School Librarian

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a diverse and thriving PK3-12 independent school in Mississippi's capital city with exciting academic and Global Studies programs, invites applications for a Lower School Librarian.

    Spanning seven grade levels (PK3 through fourth grade) and housed on its own campus, with approximately 500 students and 50 faculty, St. Andrew’s Lower School is a lively center for learning through development of the whole child. The curriculum builds on skills developed in pre-K and kindergarten, and uses an active, hands-on approach that makes learning exciting and fun. Instruction by specialists in world languages, science, art, music, physical education, technology and “making” complements a strong core of language arts, social studies, and mathematics. Lower School classes are kept purposefully small, ensuring thorough attention for every child.

    In keeping with the characteristics of excellence for all St. Andrew's faculty and staff, strong candidates will be professional, self-driven, team-oriented, life-long learners who pursue excellence and contribute positively to the life of the school in various ways. Exhibiting flexibility, patience, and a good sense of humor, they will be growth-oriented, passionate about teaching, technologically savvy, and comfortable working with young children. They will embrace fully the school's mission and will be able to communicate effectively with varied constituencies, to explore different subject areas with elementary-aged students, to collaborate effectively across grade-levels and departments, and to inspire students to read, question, research, and learn. They will promote a culture of reading and create a warm and inviting library space for all. Strong candidates will also cultivate critical thinking and learning skills through student-centered, differentiated instruction and help prepare students to function in our increasingly dynamic, interconnected, data-driven, technological world.

    Additional qualifications for this position include the following:

    • a graduate degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited program;
    • background in education and teaching or school library experience;
    • knowledge of current children's literature and an ability to grow and maintain a diverse, current, and relevant children’s collection;
    • awareness of trends in school librarianship and current educational research
    • a high degree of self-direction and flexibility

    Reporting to the Director of Libraries, this position includes the following responsibilities:

    • manage the two Lower School library spaces including a new Early Childhood library and the fully-renovated Discovery Center;
    • work with the Head of the Lower School and other staff to meet specific curriculum and program objectives;
    • select, catalog, and circulate library materials using Follett Destiny;
    • collaborate with the Director of Libraries to plan strategies for reaching library program goals and to administer the library budget;
    • plan activities and lessons for PK3 through 4th grade library classes (which meet once weekly) to promote a life-long love of reading, research, and learning;
    • collaborate with Lower School Technology Coordinator, faculty, and other staff in integrating current technology and information literacy skills into the curriculum.

    This is a full-time, twelve-month position scheduled to begin in July 2017. As an Equal Opportunity Employer and institution explicitly committed to nurturing a diverse community, St. Andrew’s does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of the protected categories of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status in its employment practices or hiring practices. The school encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in independent schools. St. Andrew’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including extensive professional development and travel opportunities. More information about the school is available at www.gosaints.org.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing the characteristics and responsibilities specified above, a current CV or résumé, a copy of higher education transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice initially), and a list of at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted electronically as PDFs and emailed to hr@gosaints.org, specifying "Lower School Librarian Search" in the subject line.


    http://www.gosaints.org/page.cfm?p=1128

  • 16 Feb 2017 11:41 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    LIBRARY ASSISTANT

    Millsaps College Library

    Jackson, Mississippi

     

    Millsaps College Library seeks a Library Assistant. This position assists the Acquisitions and Serials Librarian with ordering, receiving, and paying for new materials, and assists the Catalog and Systems Librarian with processing books and media for the collection.  The position is responsible for receiving and processing serials; and preparing bindery shipments.  Duties include some oversight of the Circulation Desk, supervision of student assistants, opening the library on weekdays, stacks management, and sorting mail. 

     

    The library has 5 librarians with faculty status and 2 staff members serving a college population of approximately 1,000 students, faculty and staff. The collection contains over 200,000 print volumes, a wide variety of online resources, the College Archives and the Mississippi United Methodist Archives, and a number of special collections. The Library is a member of LYRASIS and uses a SirsiDynix system.

     

    The Library Assistant position is a full time, twelve month, benefits-eligible position including TIAA, partially paid health insurance, vacation and sick leave. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Required: At least two years of college; aptitude for detail-oriented work; good communication and time management skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; excellent public service attitude; and ability to work in a small, close-knit environment with library staff, faculty, and students.

     

    Preferred: library experience in acquisitions, serials management, circulation or interlibrary loan; experience with SirsiDynix acquisitions, circulation, and serials modules.

     

    Send letter of application and resume electronically to the Library Assistant Search Committee at librarysearch@millsaps.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews are completed. Employment is contingent upon successful background verification.

     

    Millsaps College is a nationally recognized, selective four-year liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, hosting the first Phi Beta Kappa chapter in Mississippi and featuring the Else School of Management, which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees accredited by the AACSB. Millsaps occupies a beautiful 100-acre residential campus in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, a growing metropolitan area (MSA 500,000). Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

  • 09 Feb 2017 7:29 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION VACANCY
    Ridgeland Public Library
    Madison County Library System


    POSITION: Circulation Assistant


    PLACE: Ridgeland Public Library


    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Undergraduate degree, customer service and computer experience required. Previous library experience preferred.


    DUTIES: Duties and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:
    - Will work under the supervision of the Head of Circulation and Branch Manager
    - Registering patrons, issuing cards, and updating records
    - Collecting monies, using the cash register
    - Checking materials in and out using the automated Sirsi system
    - Calling patrons regarding in-house holds
    - Answering telephones and providing routine information or referring and transferring calls
    - Assisting patrons with computer activities, such as basic level word processing, email tasks, and search activities
    - Providing access as needed to the Genealogy and History collection
    - Assisting with shelf reading, shifting books and re-shelving materials as needed
    - Responding promptly and courteously to resolve patron complaints
    - Referring patrons, whose complaints cannot be resolved, to the Head of Circulation
    - Other duties as assigned by Branch Manager.


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing normal duties of this job, employees may be required to sit or stand for longer periods of time and/or move from one area of the library to another. The employee may be required to climb ladders or step stools, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, push or pull loaded book carts, lift and carry stacks of books, or move boxes of materials of considerable weight from one location to another. The employee may be required to lift up to 35 pounds. The employee should have sufficient vision and hand/eye coordination to perform repetitive movements and job duties. Tasks require visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    HOURS: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Work days and times will vary among MCLS branches.


    SALARY&BENEFITS: Salary dependent upon education and experience. Full state benefits package including state health and life insurance, basic dental and vision insurance, state approved holidays throughout the year, paid sick and vacation leave, and participation in state retirement and deferred compensation.


    AVAILABLE: February 16, 2017


    CONTACT: Ridgeland Public Library
    Antoinette Giamalva, Branch Manager
    397 Hwy. 51
    Telephone: 601-856-4536 Fax: 601-856-3748
    E-mail: agiamalva@mcls.ms
    This job description is subject to be changed by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
    All applicants are required to fill out a complete and accurate MCLS application.
    Madison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 07 Feb 2017 7:46 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    This position provides technical and media support for the enhancement, extension and integration of the University Libraries’ website. The incumbent develops and manages the web presence and associated digital resources, audio, video and online services applications. The person in this position also creates and maintains interactive tools for online users, designs graphics, resolves web-related problems, and provides user training and support. This position reports to the Head of Library Information Technology.

     

    To view the full description, visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/11344

  • 06 Feb 2017 1:28 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The MSU Libraries is looking for two creative colleagues to join our team! 

     

    One position is Assistant Professor/Monographic Cataloger tenure-track position. This position contributes to the development of a virtual research database by performing original and complex adaptive cataloging of monographic materials representing all subject matter and all formats according to RDA, AACR2R, Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PSs), LC Classification, LC Subject Headings, and MARC21 formats. Creates, reviews and edits metadata for the Libraries’ unique materials, including music collections, rare books, artists’ books, maps, graphics, publications by the University and its faculty, and web-based materials in multiple languages, formats and time periods, according to national and local standards for rare materials description. The MSU Libraries participates in Program for Cooperative Cataloging programs, including the creation of BIBCO bibliographic records and NACO and SACO authority records.

     

    A complete list of responsibilities, qualifications and an online application form for this position is available at: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/495225/assistant-professor

     

    The second position is Assistant Professor/Special Collections Cataloger tenure-track position. This position contributes to the development of a virtual research database by performing original and complex adaptive cataloging of special collections monographic materials representing all subject matter and all formats according to RDA, AACR2R, Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PSs), LC Classification, LC Subject Headings, and MARC21 formats. Creates, reviews and edits metadata for the Libraries’ unique materials, including rare books, artists’ books, maps, graphics, publications by the University and its faculty, and web-based materials in multiple languages, formats and time periods, according to national and local standards for rare materials description.

     

    A complete list of responsibilities, qualifications and an online application form for this position is available at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/495226/assistant-professor

     

    Minimum qualifications for both positions: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program;  Minimum of one to two (1-2) years of cataloging experience in an academic or archival setting; Experience with standards for bibliographic and authority data; Familiarity with RDA and AACR2R and metadata schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS.

     

    The MSU Libraries is a founding member of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) as well as holds memberships in ALA, ACRL, ASERL, AgNIC, CNI, CLIR, and the New Media Consortium.  We are the home of the Charles H. Templeton Collection and Music Museum as well as the state's only presidential library, the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library.  The MSU Libraries is actively involved in scholarly communications, embedded librarianship, and digital literacy and technology projects.

     

    MSU is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 31 Jan 2017 5:44 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Austin Peay State University invites applications for a Science Librarian at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Director of Library Services.  Salary range: $65,735 – $70,721.  Rank and salary at appointment will be determined based on experience and qualifications.

     

    The full posting, including job responsibilities, required qualifications, and application instructions, is available at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources.

     

    For the fifth consecutive year, Austin Peay State University was named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  The picturesque campus is located in Clarksville in Middle Tennessee, near the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, 50 miles northwest of Nashville.

  • 31 Jan 2017 12:43 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Public Services Librarian, Senatobia Campus

    Northwest Mississippi Community College

     

     

    Responsibilities
    1. Assist in developing, maintaining, and evaluating the collection to support instructional programs.

    2. Assist library users by giving orientations, tours, scheduling classes and aiding students in using library’s equipment.

    3. Teach library instruction sessions when needed.

    4. Work at the circulation desk.

    5. Promote library collection and programs to students, faculty, and staff through email, newsletters, and social media. Maintain a faculty newsletter.

    6. In conjunction with other librarians, plan and implement educational and recreational library programs for students, faculty, and staff.

    7. Collaborate with faculty to develop library instruction to meet the needs of students and the college community.

    8. Manage the library reserves submitted by the faculty within the circulation area.

    9. Assist library users with conducting research, online database searching, etc.

    10. Train and supervise student workers.

    11. Participate in library staff and faculty development meetings.

    12. Maintain membership in professional organizations and associations to keep abreast of new developments in the library profession.

    13. Attend professional conferences and seminars.

    14. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of The Learning Resource Centers or the Administration.

    15. Conform to school policy as set down in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

     

    Requirements
    1. ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Service 2. Other credentials as deemed appropriate by the Board of Trustees and Administration

     

    Salary & Benefits
    Based on a 10 month contract and previous library experience

     

    Application Deadline

    February 21, 2017

     

    Position Available
    April 1, 2017

     

    Contact
    To apply for this position copy and complete the application from this pdf. (
    http://www.northwestms.edu/wp-content/uploads/jobapplication.pdf) Send signed form along with a resume, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript to Northwest Mississippi Community College, PO Box 7038, 4975 Hwy 51N, Senatobia, MS 38668. You may call 662-562-3211 with questions.


    Public Services Librarian Senatobia Campus Job Announcement

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