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  • 27 Apr 2017 3:04 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The Mississippi State University Libraries is looking for a creative colleague to join our team!  The Assistant Professor/Thesis-Dissertation Format Review Librarian will supervise the Office of Thesis and Dissertation Review in the Mississippi State University Libraries.  This office works with graduate students, faculty, and the MSU Graduate School to assist students in the thesis and dissertation process.

     

    The MSU Libraries is a founding member of SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and 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.

     

    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/495472/.

     

    MSU is an equal opportunity employer.

  • 11 Apr 2017 3:07 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Jackson County Campus Library

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    Gautier, MS

     

    Needed:

    Adjunct Librarian

    May 30 – August 04, 2017 (Summer Sessions)

    Monday-Thursday

    4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Must have a MLS or MLIS.

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

     

    Temporary Full-Time Librarian

    August 14 – December 15, 2017 (Fall Semester)

    Actual start date may be a week or two later.

    Monday-Friday

    7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Must have a MLS or MLIS.

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

     

     

    Contact:

    Dr. Gwendolyn Carter

    Librarian

    228.497.7715

    gwendolyn.carter@mgccc.edu

  • 06 Apr 2017 7:22 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Our colleagues at Tulane University are seeking to fill several important positions in their library.  Please see http://library.tulane.edu/about/job-opportunities for the complete list, and please help spread the word to good candidates for the various jobs:

     

    Head of Library Information Technology, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA:  http://bit.ly/2oDocg3

     

    Head, Southeastern Architecture Archive and Assistant Director of Special Collections, Howard Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA:   http://bit.ly/2jKtwsy

     

    Scholarly Engagement Librarian for Digital Scholarship, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA:   http://bit.ly/2o3y5Co

     

    Assessment and User Experience Librarian, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA:  http://bit.ly/2oIQCT0

                           

    Data Management & Research Librarian, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA:  http://bit.ly/2nbqh2W

     

    Research and Instruction Librarian, The Latin American Library, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA:  http://bit.ly/2j56eA7 

     

    Research Support Librarian (Health Sciences), Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, New Orleans, LA:  http://bit.ly/2oDpk3h 

  • 04 Apr 2017 8:05 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Posting Number:

    0004407  

    Job Title:

    Weekend Research Services Specialist  

    Grant Funded?

    No  

    Position Type:

    Staff  

    Campus:

    Hattiesburg  

    Department:

    USM Libraries  

    Job Summary:

    The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a part-time position at Cook Library in the Research Services Unit of the Public Services Department to begin in April 2017.

    The Weekend Research Services Specialist provides reference and directional assistance to library users primarily during weekend and evening hours and is a member of a team that is responsible for providing general and specialized reference, instruction and collection development services. The position reports to the head of Public Services.  

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

    Provides reference and directional assistance to library users, in-person, by telephone and via electronic communication methods. Refers complex inquiries to a librarian.

    Provides excellent customer service and timely responses to patron requests.

    Maintains knowledge of print and electronic resources available to Cook Library patrons.

    Assists in opening and closing of the library.

    Performs other duties as assigned.  

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree and one to two years related experience and/or training.

    Previous experience providing reference services using online databases and other types of research resources is required.  

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Master's degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association is preferred.

    Demonstrated experience providing reference services in an academic library is preferred.  

    Posting Date:

    04-03-2017  

    Closing Date:

    Open Until Filled

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    To apply for this position, visit https://jobs.usm.edu. Attach a cover letter, a current resume, and complete contact information for at least three references. Official transcripts may be requested prior to a campus interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  

    Additional University/Departmental Information:

    Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, Southern Miss students have collected seven Goldwater Scholarships, three Truman Scholarships and 16 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in art, dance, music and theatre, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at www.usm.edu.

    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.  

    Work Hours:

    Less than 20 hours per week, typically on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Schedule may fluctuate depending on library hours.  

    Quicklink for Posting:

    jobs.usm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56947  

  • 29 Mar 2017 10:04 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Job Description:

    The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Digital Assets Librarian. The position is a twelve-month, tenure track, assistant professorship to work closely with library personnel to identify and prioritize materials for addition to the library's digital collections and publications. The successful candidate will have experience in digital collection processing of analog and born-digital materials (digitization and digital curation), familiarity with digital project management (production, capture, access, description and preservation), familiarity with digital asset management systems, familiarity with library standards (EAD, MARC, Dublin Core, etc.), familiarity with digital preservation, and strong communication skills.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree from ALA accredited institution by date of appointment
    • Experience or familiarity working on digital projects, including the digitization of multiple formats
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and manage effective digital programs
    • Experience or familiarity with current and emerging technologies in digital library services
    • Experience or familiarity with digital library products, such as CONTENTdm or Digital Commons
    • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core
    • Experience or familiarity with editing EAD-encoded archival finding aids
    • Experience or familiarity with working with archival management software such as Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace
    • Working knowledge of controlled vocabulary and thesauri creation and maintenance
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
    • Ability to meet tenure requirements and interest in ongoing professional development
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to serve as a team member

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Report to the Head of the Metadata & Digital Initiatives Department
    • Follow established technical and procedural best practices, devise scanning workflows and metadata schema appropriate to the diverse content and formats in our collections
    • Collaborate with library staff and supervise interns and/or student workers
    • Work with the processing and description of collections
    • Support existing library and archival applications, including but not limited to DigitalCommons, CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, Omeka, XTF (eXtensible Text Framework)
    • Investigate, plan and manage format conversions and migrations
    • Work with a team in the planning and implementation of an institutional repository
    • Seek grant funding for digital initiatives and for modeling innovative and flexible solutions that meet the needs of students and scholars
    • Meet departmental and university tenure and promotion standards for fulfillment of professional responsibilities, scholarship, and service

    Minimum salary is 43,000/yearly and includes a competitive benefits package.  Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


    Applications must be completed online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu.


    The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical, and cultural activities.  For more information about the University and the community, please visit http://www.olemiss.edu/community.html.


    The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons.  The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.


    The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons.  The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

  • 28 Mar 2017 1:35 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION VACANCY

    Madison County Library System

     

    POSITION:  Cataloger/Metadata Librarian                           

     

    PLACE:  Madison County Library System, Administrative Office, Canton, MS                                                                       

     

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor's degree required.  MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited Institution is preferred. Two years of Public Library/cataloging or related experience. Excellent computer skills. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.  Ability to deal effectively with the public and other employees.  Familiarity with the following programs, preferred: SirsiDynix Symphony, OCLC Connexion, Microsoft Office, particularly Excel spreadsheet. Familiarity with the following standards: RDA, AACR2, MARC, Dublin Core.

     

    DUTIES:  Responsible for cataloging bibliographic and audiovisual materials for the general collection, as well as creating metadata for local history materials. This person will serve as a member of the Executive Planning Committee, which is responsible for developing policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for the library system and as a member of the Technology Committee, which is responsible for developing the library’s technology goals and objectives. Operates under the direction of the Collection Development Coordinator.

                                       

    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.  Hours and work days may vary.        

     

    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:  April 3, 2017

     

    CONTACT:           Madison County Library System

    Ray Myers

    102 Priestley St.

    Canton, MS  39046

    Telephone:  601-859-7733 x103 Fax: 601-859-0014 

    E-mail:  rmyers@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

  • 20 Mar 2017 11:44 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Augusta University

    Librarian, Assistant Professor

    Job Opening ID: 12513

    Position #: 11196


    University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus

    Reese Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of Special Collections Librarian at the faculty rank of Assistant Professor. This full-time, non-tenure track faculty position is responsible for processing, preserving, and providing access to primary materials such as manuscripts, photographs, and maps.

     

    The successful candidate will accomplish the following:

    • Manage all aspects of Special Collections including arranging, describing, preserving, digitizing, and promoting manuscript and archival materials.
    • Provide research assistance to all users of its holdings via walk-in, phone, and/or e-mail, maintaining high customer
      service standards.
    • Plan, develop, and enforce policies for the department.
    • Pursue grant and other funding opportunities related to collection acquisition, processing, preserving, digitizing, and promoting, including programming to highlight Reese Library’s various collections.
    • Collaborate with the Curator, Historical Collections and Archives at Greenblatt Library.
    • Compile and report statistics for institutional, state, and national reports.
    • Serve as a liaison to one or more academic units.
    • Participate in and make recommendations in collection evaluation projects.
    • Participate in the weeding/withdrawal of items from the library’s collection.
    • Develop and maintain online research guides for assigned liaison area(s).
    • Actively engage in professional development by conducting scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility,

       contributing to the professional literature based on research results.

    • Actively engage in service to the profession, university, and community, including committee service.
    • Supervise one or more student assistants.

     

    Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:


    The Special Collections Librarian will serve as liaison librarian to one or more academic units and will serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member.

     

    Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:

     

    The Special Collections Librarian is expected to be active professionally in local, regional, and national associations and will contribute to the professional literature.

     

    Requirements:

    • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree in library science.
    • Experience working in special collections and/or archives.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing practices, Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), 2nd edition, and Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in an academic community.

     

    Preferred Requirements:

    • Experience organizing and hosting programming and exhibits.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current developments and trends in special collections and archives.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with curation of digital objects, digital preservation, and Open Archival Information Model (OAIM).
    • Demonstrated commitment to professional development through scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility

       including publications, presentations, and participation and leadership in professional   associations.

    • Experience serving diverse communities.

    Salary and Benefits:

    This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track). Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.  Benefits include a competitive health package, TIAA/CREF, and other retirement options. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

     

    How to apply:

    In order to be formerly considered for employment at Augusta University, applications must be submitted electronically and must include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references. Please submit as one document at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/

     

    Minimum Recruitment Period: 30 days

    Augusta University Application/Recruitment Deadline: Open until filled

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution.  It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.

     

    Conditions of Employment

    All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

     

    Other Information

    This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

     

    Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

     

  • 20 Mar 2017 7:36 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Library Director, South Mississippi Regional Library System, Columbia, MS

    South Mississippi Regional Library System (SMRL) consists of three libraries located in Marion County and Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi. The headquarters is located in Columbia, MS.

     

    Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university. Five years of progressively responsible library administration experience including at least three years in a supervisory capacity is desired. The successful candidate must relocate to Marion County or Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi within six months of hire.

     

    Date Expires: May 31, 2017

     

    Date Available: July 1, 2017

     

    Salary & Benefits: $37,500 to $42,500, depending upon qualifications. Benefits include personal and major medical leave, paid state health insurance, Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement, and the opportunity to participate in the state’s life insurance and deferred compensation program.

     

    Send Resume to: Mrs. Francis Washington, SMRL Board of Trustees

    900 Broad Street

    Columbia, MS 39429

     

    Click link for full description and requirements.

    http://smrl.lib.ms.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Library-Director.pdf

  • 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.


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