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  • Friday, July 30, 2021 9:09 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)




    The Tipton County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director to oversee daily operations of the Tipton County Public Library, a Level 4 library with a service population of 34,674, located in Covington, TN.




    The Library Director will receive supervision from the Library Board of Trustees and general guidance from the Regional Library Director.  The Director shall comply with policies and procedures established by the Library Board.




    This is a full-time salaried position. The Library Director will accomplish the following:

    • Serve as the Library’s executive officer and manage daily operations
    • Hire and manage staff and volunteers; handle terminations if necessary
    • Prepare the annual budget draft, oversee payroll, receive and expend funds, and maintain accurate financial records; deliver invoices to County Budget Office
    • Prepare Board meeting agendas and necessary reports; attend Board meetings
    • Assist the Board with long-range planning and policy development
    • Select materials for all media and all age groups
    • Attend continuing education events (e.g., at Regional Library in Jackson, TN)

     This description is not intended to be all inclusive.  The Library Board reserves the right to revise or change position duties if the need arises.



    •  EDUCATION – A master’s degree in Library Science is preferred.  A bachelor’s degree and significant public library experience will be considered. 
    •  EXPERIENCE - At least five years of library experience is preferred.  Previous supervisory experience is also preferred.



    The starting salary for this position is $35,000 to $40, 000, depending on experience. The benefit package includes health insurance and participation in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System.



    Interested candidates should send resumes to libraryboard@tiptonco.com. The deadline for applications is 5:00 PM on Friday, August 27, 2021.


    Download Application

  • Friday, July 30, 2021 8:21 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Teaching Professor/Access Services Librarian in the University Libraries Gulf Coast Library to begin in the fall of 2021.

    Job Summary:

    The Access Services Librarian is responsible for the supervision and administration of circulation, document delivery, interlibrary loan, reserves, shelving, and the building use and security of Gulf Coast Library. The position reports to the Associate Dean, Gulf Coast Libraries and works in coordination with the Head of Public Services in Hattiesburg.  The position is expected to research trends in library access services and recommend new approaches to patron services and offerings.

    Special Instructions to Applicants: 

    Review of applications will begin a month after posting and will continue until the position is filled.  A completed application will include a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire), and contact information for three professional references.  Application material can be uploaded here:  https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2121&site=1

    Salary:  Salary for this position is $42,000 annually.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Master’s degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and one year of supervisory experience.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

    • Demonstrated knowledge of core access services functions: circulation, document delivery, interlibrary loan, and reserves.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • Additional advanced degree in a relevant academic discipline.
    • Demonstrated experience providing access services, such as circulation, reserves, or stacks maintenance, in an academic library.
    • Knowledge of copyright issues as applied to access services.
    • Knowledge of customer service principles.
    • Experience with the Alma library services platform, especially for fulfillment.
    • Experience with the Tipasa interlibrary loan management system.

    University Libraries at Southern Miss

    University Libraries provides a dynamic physical and virtual learning environment that supports the intellectual development and creativity of the University community. Joseph Anderson Cook Library, William David McCain Library and Archives, the Gulf Coast Library, and the Gunter Library at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory offer services that meet information needs and support the research, teaching, learning and service of the University’s faculty, staff and students. An extensive website provides access to the Libraries’ holdings, including full-text and article databases, electric journals and books, and digitized collections and services, such as reference and research assistance, tutorials and document delivery.


    University Libraries at the University of Southern Mississippi expends a $2 million-dollar budget for materials annually. The collection contains 1.8 million volumes plus special and archival collections in a wide range of formats, housed on the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses.  For more information about University Libraries, go to http://lib.usm.edu.


    About The University of Southern Mississippi
    The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit 


    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:22 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)





    This position is responsible for providing customer service to patrons and the supervision of employees in the Youth Services Department. The position provides effective reference assistance, answers questions for patrons about library services and resources, and keeps records and prepares reports as requested. This position is also responsible for implementing programming, selecting new materials for purchase, and performing reader’s advisory for children and young adults. The position conducts tours and explains the services and policies of the library to individuals and groups.  This position includes evening and weekend hours.  Flexibility in scheduling is required.

    A qualified candidate must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) university.  This is a FLSA Status: Non-exempt position of 40 h/p/w.

    Wage and Benefits include:  $17.00/hour, PERS retirement and State and School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan.  Paid state holidays, 18 personal, 12 sick days per year.

    Position open until: 5:00 p.m., August 31, 2021

    Send resume and employment application to:

    Bonnie Gaines, Administrative Assistant, Lee-Itawamba Library System,

    219 North Madison Street

    Tupelo, Mississippi, 38804


    A full job description and employment application available at


  • Friday, July 23, 2021 1:50 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Mississippi State University Libraries

    Assistant Professor/Electronic Resources Cataloger

    The Mississippi State University Libraries provide their community of users an ongoing, creative, and technologically advanced library program and is currently seeking an Electronic Resources cataloger to serve as a member of a dynamic Collection Management Services team committed to the successful management of the Libraries’ collection of electronic resources.

    Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Serials Cataloging, the essential duties and responsibilities include collaboration with relevant personnel and departments in the cataloging of electronic resources; contributing to the development of a virtual research database by performing original and copy cataloging of electronic resources and cataloging of other materials representing all levels of difficulty, all subjects and languages, and all formats according to RDA, AACR2, LCRIs, LCSH, LC classification and MARC formats. Performs authority work on names and series in accordance with local and national standards. Solves problems arising from obsolete or incorrect information appearing in bibliographic and holdings records; serves on library committees, including the Electronic Resources Evaluation committee; serve as a subject bibliographer working collaboratively with subject specialists and other liaison team members; meets library and university requirements for promotion and tenure in the areas of librarianship, research, service, and collegiality.

    Minimum Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required; familiarity with AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LC classification and experience with OCLC Connexion Client. Knowledge of RDA Rules for cataloging (print and electronic) as well as CONSER cataloging guidelines.

    Preferred Qualifications: Additional graduate degree; previous library experience working with electronic resources or cataloging; experience with cataloging module of the SirsiDynix Workflows Integrated library system.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of current trends in the management and access of electronic resources; experience with an automated library system; strong analytical and organizational skills as well as effective interpersonal, collegial, and communication skills (both oral and written); ability to set and adjust priorities and workflow in a dynamic and changing environment; acceptance of new challenges in order to realize departmental and library goals; ability to work independently as well as part of a team; ability to carry out professional research and service necessary to meet library and university requirements for promotion and tenure

    All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:13 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 5:37 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Title: Librarian III (Branch Head)

    Jurisdiction: Montgomery, AL

    Department: Montgomery City/County Public Library

    Filing Deadline: 7/7/2021

    Salary: $50,627.00/year

    Nature of Work:

    The fundamental reason this classification exists is to supervise and manage a library branch with a staff of employees.  Due to the small number of employees typically assigned to a branch, branch heads may perform tasks typically assigned to their subordinate(s); however, they are ultimately responsible for the management of the branch.  Branch heads spend the greatest amount of time working to supervise two or more employees, manage the library branch, complete special projects and assignments, and serve patrons and the public.  Employees also spend time performing circulation tasks, creating and implementing programs, managing the branch’s collection, and performing a variety of other library related tasks.  The Librarian III classification differs from the Librarian II classification in that the IIIs function as a branch or department manager.  The department head differs from the branch head in that department heads are versed in a specialty area and branch heads provide more generalized services.  The Librarian III classification is typically supervised by the Assistant Director for City-County Libraries.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Master's degree in librarianship from a program accredited by the American Library Association and 2 years of professional level library experience in a public library and six months of experience leading other employees.

    How to Apply:

    Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.


  • Wednesday, June 09, 2021 8:15 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Laurel-Jones County Library System

    An Equal Opportunity Employer


    Job Announcement:  Part-Time Circulation Services Clerk, Laurel & Ellisville (16 hours per week)

    Basic Function: Provide direct service to patrons making customer service skills a top priority for this position. An ability to multi-task and prioritize, provide circulation tasks, collection maintenance, and clerical support to staff are required.


    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required, some secondary education preferred.
    • Ability to score 90 or above on the Library Skill Tests administered by the library.
    • Years of experience: At least one year of customer service experience and/or one years of library experience preferred.
    • Ability to work days, evenings and weekends. 
    • Computer and keyboarding skills: Word, Excel, Publisher, Spreadsheets etc.; these represent only some of the technical skills required and is not all-inclusive.
    • Access to reliable transportation. Employees may at times be required to travel to the branch library to work in the absence of a coworker due to illness or requested leave time.


    Essential duties and responsibilities: 

    Duties and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:

    • Will work under the direct supervision of the Head of Circulation and/or Branch Manager.
    • Provide courteous and direct service to all patrons.
    • All aspects of circulation desk service including, but not limited to registering patrons, issuing cards, and updating records, checking materials in and out using the automated Apollo system, collecting monies, using the cash register, instructing patron on use of public computers and other technical equipment, instruct patrons in use of Reference and Non-Fiction materials, answering telephones, providing routine information or referring and transferring calls, calling patrons regarding in-house holds, book repair, etc.
    • Assisting patrons with computer activities, such as basic level word processing, email tasks, and search activities.
    • Assisting with shelf reading, shifting books, re-shelving materials, weeding and shifting of collection as assigned/needed as well as repair and cleaning of materials.
    • Assist with promotions, bulletin board displays, programming and special projects throughout the year as assigned/needed.
    • Responding promptly and courteously to resolve patron issues/complaints.
    • Referring patrons, whose complaints cannot be resolved, to the Head of Circulation.
    • Other duties as assigned by Head of Circulation, Branch Manager or Director.


    Physical Requirements:

    Library employees work in an active environment and must be able to move frequently and quickly (in a timely manner) around the Circulation Services Department and other Library Departments. The physical demands listed are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions.

    • Tasks require visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.
    • The employee should have sufficient vision and hand/eye coordination to perform repetitive movements and job duties.
    • The employee is required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, occasionally climb or balance, and to occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch.
    • Extended periods of sitting to use computers or other equipment are common.
    • Extended periods of standing and/or walking may be required.
    • Ability to push or pull up to 100 pounds to move heavy library carts, tables, chairs, library shelves or other items as needed while performing library work responsibilities.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.


    HOURS:  This is a part-time, non-exempt position.  Hours and workdays will vary will include some evening and weekend hours and will require working at both Laurel and Ellisville branches. 

    Salary: $9.00 per hour, 16 hours per week.               Posted: 6/8/2021        

    Application Deadline:  June 21, 2021                      Available: Immediately

    Contact: Submit employment application online at http://www.laurel.lib.ms.us/


    All applicants are required to fill out a complete and accurate LJCLS job application. Qualified applicants will be contacted for resumes supported by transcripts, copies of degrees and continuous education certificates as applicable. 



    This job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.  This posting represents basic information: A more detailed job description will be forwarded upon application qualification. 



    Laurel-Jones County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Friday, June 04, 2021 7:20 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Jackson-George Regional Library System

    Pascagoula, Mississippi

     Regional Administration



    The person holding the position of Library Director is appointed by the JGRLS Board of Trustees to manage all aspects of the Regional Library’s day-to-day operations. The Library Director performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with Board of Trustees’ approved policies and other directives as issued by the Board and in accordance with Mississippi Library Law.  


    As outlined in the Mississippi Code of 1972, Revised, Section 39-3-17(2), the duties and responsibilities of the Library Director include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: (1) administer and establish procedures in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees, (2) employ staff with approval of Board of Trustees, (3) prescription of staff duties, (4) removal of staff for cause, (5) preparation of the budget, (6) financial and statistical management, (7) reporting to the Board of Trustees and (7) other acts necessary for the orderly and efficient administration of the Library System.


    The employee holding this position will, through open and continuous channels of communication, complete all job duties and responsibilities effectively and efficiently. 

    Candidates for the position of Library Director must submit: (1) application for employment, (2) supplemental application and (3) candidate self-assessment.  Applicants are also required to provide a professional resume as well as an official copy of graduate library school transcripts.


    The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period. Performance evaluations are conducted at the discretion of the Board of Trustees.



    The Director must be a dynamic, highly motivated leader who has demonstrated a high degree of management and leadership skills, sensitivity to community needs, the ability to manage change, the skills and ability to work cooperatively with the administrative Board of Trustees and the skills needed to motivate staff to continued high levels of service.

    1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate school.
    2. Five years successful administrative/management experience in a public library.
    3. Proven skills and ability to effectively interface with all Library employees, Library trustees and advisory groups, local governmental personnel, community leaders, local groups and organizations.
    4. Demonstrated management, supervisory, planning, organizational, leadership, motivational and other professional and interpersonal skills.
    5. Effective verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking skills.
    6. Working knowledge of current library-related technologies and trends.
    7. Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.



    1. Working knowledge and experience managing buildings’ renovation / large scale projects / temporary personnel displacement.



    1.  Policy Making
      a.    Assist Board of Trustees in preparing, and reviewing, and evaluating current and proposed policies on an approved schedule.
      b.    Implement and administer Board approved policies fairly and consistently and interpret the policies to staff and the community.
      Ensure that policies comply with State and Federal Laws.
      Assure the Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery Plan is followed during times of emergency and or disaster to ensure continuity of operations. Ensure that employees receive emergency response training. Propose alteration of Emergency Response & Disaster Recovery Plan procedures based on regulatory changes, technological changes, or knowledge gained from outcomes of previous emergency situations.
      Ensure all resource materials associated with emergency preparedness plans are maintained and updated.

    2. Funding and Fiscal Management

      a.    Work with the Business Manager on preparing annual budgets and budget requests for JGRLS Board of Trustees.

      b.    Present budget requests as needed to local government officials.

      c.    Provide and maintain accurate facts and figures for budget preparation and operate the Library System within the bounds of the established budget with revisions as needed during the fiscal year.

      d.    Report the financial status of the Library System to the Board.

      e.    Purchase and discard items and equipment in accordance with State laws.

    3. Personnel
      Employees reporting to and supervised by the Library Director include Assistant Director Collection Management Services/IT, Assistant Director Branch Services, Administrative Assistant, Human Resources Manager, Business Manager, and Marketing and Public Relations Specialist.

      a.    Hire all Regional Library employees in accordance with Board-approved Personnel Policies.

      b.    Review and update all position descriptions, as needed.

      c.    Serve as a role model for staff to emulate.

      d.    Encourage staff members to perform to their highest potential.

      e.    Attend Leadership Management Development Programs (Certification) designed for personal growth to continuously improve managerial interactions with staff.

      f.     Involve management personnel and other staff in the decision-making process.

      g.    Conduct personnel performance evaluations in accordance with polices.

      h.    Terminate employees in accordance with personnel policies.

      i.      Provide opportunities for continued staff development and training.

      j.      Review staffing, classification and salary schedules, employee classifications, etc., annually; recommend revisions to Board, typically as part of the budgetary process.  Review and recommended COLA and Merit raises.

    4. Other
      a. Analyze needs and problems and develop cost-effective, creative, and efficient solutions.

      b.    Evaluate and identify programs that can be improved or enhanced by LSTA Grants or other grant opportunities.

      c.    Write, submit, and administer LSTA grants and other grants as required.

      d.    Make sound decisions based on approved policies, personal judgment, legal authorities and verifiable data.

      e.    Submit complete and timely financial, statistical and other reports to proper authorities.

      f.     Be knowledgeable of state, city and county governmental organization and operation.

      g.    Encourage personnel to meet their maximum abilities and challenge them to grow professionally through staff development and inservice training.

      h.    Investigate, evaluate, and implement new technologies into the Library System.

      i.      Keep up-to-date on all types of library materials, including print, non-print, and technology-based information resources and services, and provide for inclusion as needed.

      j.      Participate in state library associations, attend conferences and statewide library Director’s meetings and other MLC sponsored programs and functions, as well as serving as a liaison between Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) and the JGRLS Board of Trustees. Maintain a good rapport with MLA and MLC staff.

      k.    Attend various meetings as requested in the community, such as local civic groups, Friends of the Library, Advisory Boards, educational organizations, etc.

      l.      Develop partnerships with community groups and organizations, including attending city council/board of aldermen meetings and Board of Supervisors meetings, as requested, or needed.


    The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.


    Primary work site for this position is the Pascagoula Public Library – Regional Library Administration located at 3214 Pascagoula Street in Pascagoula, Mississippi. 


    The Library Director is eligible for 100% Board approved employee benefits. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - $90,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.


    The position of Library Director is classified as “executive” and “exempt” under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act Amendments of 1985.


    The employee holding this position must (1) meet employment eligibility requirements as set forth in the Immigration Reform and Control act of 1986 and the implementing regulations, (2) read, understand and sign the System’s personnel policies, (3) read, understand and sign the System’s drug free work-place policy and (4) read, understand and sign other system policy and procedure statements pertinent to this position.



    Go to http://www.jgrls.org/services/employment.html to download an application.

    Please send your resume, a letter of application, and a completed job application to Jackson George Regional Library System Board of Trustees, C/O Darlene Broadus, Human Resources Manager, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567 or send via email dbroadus@jgrls.org



    Job Type: Full-time


    An Equal Opportunity Employer




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