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  • 30 Jul 2018 10:21 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Adult Services Librarian, Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District (PBMLD)

     

    Our library invites you to apply to join our team as the Adult Services Librarian.  Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is committed to lifelong learning and our staff. We provide reading, cultural growth, and free access to information opportunities.  We accomplish this with our collections, programming, and community involvement. We work to implement our mission in our service area:


    Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District with its community partners provides and promotes equal access to reading, information, cultural and intellectual resources.

     

    The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is seeking a dynamic individual who will help grow and evaluate current programming while continuing, developing, and implementing new opportunities for our adult populations spanning generations.  This includes promoting library collections and strengthening and increasing outreach. This is an opportunity to join a forward-thinking, fast-moving and ever-evolving organization in a rewarding role that offers ample room for both personal and professional growth.

     

    Under the supervision of the director, individuals in this position develop, plan, and implement programming such as health, social services, personal enrichment, and book clubs, recommending and purchasing both traditional and non-traditional materials for the adult fiction and non-fiction collections (print and eresources). In addition, the adult librarian in coordination with staff trains, grows, and directs the work of volunteers. The successful candidate participates in community events both on site and off site as appropriate and assists patrons with research, reader's advisory, and other library services. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to understand and implement patron engagement.

     

    Individuals in this position work in a team environment while managing services. This position works primarily with the Children’s and Young Adult Services, User Services, Tech Services, and Facilities. The Adult Services Librarian develops and coordinates with the Business Services Associate marketing and promotions of adult services and programs.

     

    An MLS from an accredited college or university is required. Public library experience is preferred.  Candidates must have a strong customer service philosophy with an ability to implement across the library; excellent communication skills; strong organizational skills; demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude; ability to exhibit good judgment and establish effective working relationships; ability to plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others; knowledge and use of social media for communication and marketing; and ability to exercise leadership and motivate others. Additional skills needed include proficiency with basic office software and equipment including mobile devices in a library setting; understanding and use of library databases.

     

    Valid driver’s license required. Candidates will be required to pass an employer paid drug test and pass a background check.

     

    This is a non-exempt position and compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Salary Range: minimum, $38,113. Full benefits package: Employer paid health, vision, dental, AD&D, and Life. LAGERS retirement system; and personal time off.

     PBMLD has proven itself a leader in technology integration and staff are dynamic and customer focused. Come be a part of our team!

    Applications, resumes, and references may be emailed to careers@poplarbluff.org. Applications are available on poplarbluff.org/careers.


    Applications should be received by August 31, 2018.  Applications received after this date may be considered.


    Candidates may email the director at szostak@poplarbluff.org, visit our website www.poplarbluff.org, visit our Facebook page, or call the director at 573-686-8639 to learn more about us.

  • 18 Jul 2018 3:44 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Library Executive Director-Brown County (WI) Library – Closing Sunday

     

    The Brown County Library Board of Trustees, Library staff, and community stakeholders believe that “Libraries Change Lives.” The new Executive Director of the Brown County Library will embrace, support and enhance vibrant services and programs that change lives through positive outcomes. With its commitment to quality customer service, the Library focuses on enhancing education for children; supporting economic development; engaging with the community; and fostering cultural awareness and diversity. The incoming Executive Director will work with Library board, staff and community partners to realize and fully implement the Library’s Facilities Master Plan utilizing a $20 million capital commitment from the County and drawing on expanded development and fundraising activities. The successful candidate will have a strong background in partnership development (external and internal), a focus on new service/building models and evolving technology, and the energy and enthusiasm to move the library forward through innovation and inspiration. Governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees, Brown County Library serves 260,000 residents with an annual operating budget of $7.4 million, 85 FTE staff, nine locations and its bookmobile outreach service. 

     

    Brown County, (population 260,000), provides a high quality of life for a relatively low cost of living. The fourth largest County in Wisconsin, it is composed of 13 townships, nine villages and two cities (Green Bay being the largest and one of the fastest growing in the state) offering a variety of lifestyles from urban to rural.  The county’s racial composition (about 20% of the total population) is a tapestry of diverse populations including Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian and African American, whose customs make the area culturally rich. There are multiple excellent school districts and higher education opportunities which include the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, St. Norbert College, and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Green Bay and Brown County are synonymous with leadership, talent, and winning in all areas including football! In addition to winning sports teams, Brown County boasts attractions which include Heritage Hill State Park, the N.E.W. Zoo, The National Railroad Museum, Bay Beach Amusement Park, the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Neville Public Museum, and the Fox River that flows to Lake Michigan. Brown County also has one of the finest harbors on the Great Lakes and is an international port for trade. For more information about the Library and Brown County, see Brown County Library Links.  

     

    Responsibilities. The Library Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Brown County Consolidated Library system and provides vision and leadership for the quality of library services to the Brown County community. The Executive Director reports to the Library Board and is responsible for strategic planning and administration of the library. The  Executive Director works collaboratively with county departments, county board, municipalities, Friends groups and area agencies to clearly communicate and carry out the library’s mission. Key areas of responsibility include leadership of the Library, staff mentoring and development, facilities management, fiscal management including development and fundraising marketing and public relations, and building strong, lasting relationships with elected officials and community stakeholders.  See Brown County Library Executive Director for the complete position description. 

     

    Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of professional progressively responsible work with three years in a management/leadership role. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of development and fundraising, knowledge of or experience with capital campaigns, developing and mentoring staff, facilities management, implementing new library service models, and an outstanding customer service philosophy. Experience reporting to a governing board and working in a multi-branch environment are preferred. Wisconsin Grade I Public Library Certification is required within 18 months of start date.

     

    Compensation. A starting salary range of $95,000 – 110,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an exceptional fringe benefits package. 

     

    For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of July 22, 2018.

  • 18 Jul 2018 3:27 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    HR Faculty Posting

     

    Augusta University
    Associate Director of Reese Library and Associate Professor

    Job ID# 14293

    Position# 10737

     

    University Libraries, Reese Library, Summerville Campus

     

    The University Libraries at Augusta University are building a team of collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to students, faculty, and community. The primary focus of this non-tenure track faculty position is to serve as Associate Director of Reese Library, serving a primarily undergraduate campus of Augusta University. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated, committed to problem solving, collegial, and dedicated to building the university into a comprehensive research university. The position oversees management of the unit, supervising approximately 25 faculty and staff.

     

    Working under the supervision of the Director of University Libraries, the Associate Director of Reese Library will be a member of the Director’s Leadership Team that assumes responsibility for collaborative leadership, management, and decision making. The Reese Library Associate Director will play an active role in defining and implementing the strategic goals for advancing library programs and services in support of the university’s rapidly evolving research, education, and public service mission.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Work with the Director of Libraries and other campus administrators, students, faculty, and staff to ensure the highest levels of professional library services and academic support.
    • Recruit, develop, and retain qualified and engaged academic support employees.
    • Support the library faculty in their teaching, research, and student learning objectives.
    • Promote the use of library facilities and resources, recognizing that Reese Library exists within national, university, and local communities.
    • Maintain a strong library assessment and evaluation environment and lead the library in strategic planning activities.
    • Oversee the Reese Library budget, following Board of Regents and Augusta University standards.
    • Seek out and apply for additional funding opportunities such as national grants.
    • Serve the university on campus, regional, and national committees, including accreditation efforts.
    • Participate in shared governance.

     

    Minimum Requirements

    American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree.

    Proven leadership skills.

    Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

    Ability to manage and meet deadlines.

    Ability to build positive working relationships with University Libraries’ faculty and staff, as well as other University departments.

    Clear understanding of emerging technologies and their application into the services and administration of the library.

    Understanding of issues and trends within undergraduate higher education.

    Extensive experience with integrated library systems.

    5 years post-MLIS progressively responsible experience.

     

    Note: The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of a transcript.

     

    Highly Desirable

    Advanced degree.

    Library instruction/reference experience.

    Knowledge of management of a Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).

    Experience with Ex Libris Alma.

    Ability to analyze statistical reports and make evidence-based recommendations.

    Experience with policy development.

     

    Other Information

    Generous benefits include a competitive health package, Tuition Assistance Program, campus wellness facilities, Perks at Work discount program, Teachers’ Retirement System, and other retirement options. Support for professional development is also available.

     

    Augusta is a vibrant community with an affordable cost of living. Schools in the area are desirable and include several magnet schools. Augusta University is developing a new Cyber Institute in town in partnership with the local Army base. Augusta hosts the annual Masters Golf Tournament as well as an annual ironman competition. It also has a lively arts community and is the home of the Greenjackets minor league baseball team, an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Augusta is near other attractive communities to visit such as Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, SC and Asheville, NC.

     

    How to Apply

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

    Salary range is $75,000-$85,000 and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    This position is open until filled.

    To update your CV or provide additional information after you have applied online, please scan and email this information to Ginny Durham at vidurham@augusta.edu.   The subject line of your email should include the Job ID number and title of the position for which you applied.

    EEO/AA Statement

    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.

     

    Conditions of Employment

    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."

     

    All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.

     

    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.

  • 12 Jul 2018 2:18 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Rowland Medical Library at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, Mississippi, seeks a Records Management librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor to serve as a member of the Division of Archives team.  The institution seeks to restructure its record management policies in accordance with state and federal regulations and laws.  This position will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and overseeing compliance of UMMC’s records management and document retention schedules.   The individual will interact with and support the three institutional mission areas: education, research, and healthcare.  Additionally, the position (individual) will serve as the point of contact and advisor for the maintenance and/or disposition of documents.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Participating in development of policies to standardize document management practices across organization
    • Identifying records, files, and realia to be preserved and stored, both on and off-site, according to the retention schedules
    • Auditing procedures to verify compliance
    • Educating  and training staff and faculty on:        
    • Policies and Procedures to assure institutional compliance with approved retention schedules
    • Filing methods/practices in order to easily retrieve documents

    REQUIRED:

    Master’s degree in Library or Information Science (ALA accredited MLS) or other appropriate Master’s level or higher degree.  Ability to multitask and attention to detail.  Strong oral, written and critical thinking skills.  Ability to work in a team environment and perform as a faculty member in areas of education, scholarship and service.


    PREFERRED:

    Certification in Archives or Records Management.  Two or more years of experience in an academic medical center or other similar institution with regulatory requirements. 

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is the health sciences campus of the University of Mississippi. Rowland Medical Library serves the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy.  Jackson is centrally located in Mississippi, approximately three hours from Memphis and New Orleans.


    The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2018. Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Dean James, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Email:  ddjames@umc.edu  EOE M/F/D/V.

  • 09 Jul 2018 11:50 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Jackson County Campus Library

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

    Gautier, MS

     

    Needed:

    Adjunct Librarian

    August 20, 2018 – December 14, 2018

    Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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.

     

    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)

  • 09 Jul 2018 8:22 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Shaping the Future – Wilmette (IL) Public Library – Director Position-Closes July 15

     

    “Shaping the Future”-if this speaks to you, the Wilmette Public Library (IL) invites you to apply for the Library Director position. Be a part of a Library that has re-envisioned its future through its 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.  The next Director will pioneer library services and programs into the future, shaping the strategic plan, while preserving valued traditions. The Wilmette Public Library, governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, is an active, vital piece of the Wilmette community. Serving more than 27,000 residents, the Library has 18,000 active cardholders, an operating budget of $5.5 million dollars, and nearly 100 staff members. More than 1,000 people visit the library each day and the library circulates more than 700,000 items annually. The ideal candidate is a team-builder with a track record of leading libraries through times of transition, implementing new technologies, and connecting staff, board, and other stakeholders. The Library values both innovation and tradition, and the Board seeks a candidate who can integrate new initiatives and services into a respected and beloved community institution.

     

    Wilmette, located alongside Lake Michigan, is a vibrant community that values education and lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service. The community has deep ties to culture, arts, and life-long learning, benefiting from local theater groups, an involved arts community, being two suburbs north of Chicago, and nearby Northwestern University. Recreational opportunities include twenty parks and swimming/sailing beaches, lively shopping and excellent restaurants. In 2015, Wilmette was ranked the best place to live in Illinois based on a variety of factors including its low unemployment rate, median income, low housing vacancy rate, high education expenditures per student, low crime, and short commute times. For more information on the Library and Wilmette, please see Wilmette Links.

     

    Responsibilities. The Director is responsible for implementing the Library’s mission, overseeing Library operations, and providing leadership to staff. This position serves as the head of a 10-person leadership team, and will oversee Library operations including finances, personnel, facilities, services and programs. The Director will supervise the implementation and evaluation of current and future strategic plans. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees in accordance with policies set by the Board.

     

    Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of professional progressively responsible work with three years in a leadership role. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated record of coaching and mentorship, budgeting and finance, facilities management, and an outstanding customer service philosophy. Experience as a director in a comparable library is preferred.

     

    Compensation. A starting salary range of $110,000 – 135,000 (with placement negotiable, dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an exceptional fringe benefits package.

     

    For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller on or before the closing date of July 15, 2018.

  • 05 Jul 2018 12:40 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator
    National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

    Health Sciences and Human Services Library

    University of Maryland, Baltimore


    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of professional health information topics, training areas, and coordination of the communications program for the regional medical library. The Outreach, Education and Communications Coordinator develops and teaches in-person and online courses to promote access to health information. The coordinator creates and coordinates an outreach plan and related projects to address the health information needs of healthcare providers and information professionals. This librarian is also responsible for managing the region’s social media program, as well as creating content for the region’s website and newsletter. In partnership with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices, the coordinator produces national programming and collaborates with other SEA coordinators to exhibit NLM’s resources at national, regional, and state meetings.

     

    This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track, faculty position reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of four librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

     

    Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

     

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.
    • Develops outreach projects improving information access for health professionals and their intermediaries in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians.
    • Coordinates an overall outreach plan taking into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals
    • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of access to quality health information for health professionals
    • Coordinates communication and promotion of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services including but not limited to exhibits, webinars, presentations, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents, and contact with health and health informational professionals and community associations.
    • Coordinates, implements, and evaluates the SEA social media program to determine appropriate promotional communications support of NLM, NNLM, and NNLM SEA programs, resources, and services.
    • Develops strategies and materials promoting the use of NLM and NNLM products and services to target populations such as health professionals, librarians, and the public.
    • Maintains standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
    • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
    • Promotes and solicit applications for NNLM SEA awards; assisting potential applicants with their proposals, monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
    • Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM’s resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
    • Participates in other activities of the SEA that lead toward improved health information access, use, and literacy in the region.
    • Serves as ex-officio and support to the SEA Medical Librarians Program Advisory Group

     

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Demonstrated service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
    • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
    • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
    • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
    • Experience with teaching and training
    • Experience with health information education with the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
    • Knowledge of, or experience in medical librarianship
    • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
    • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
    • Demonstrated ability in obtaining results from initiating and participating in team efforts
    • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
    • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
    • Experience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

     

    APPLICATIONS: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” - does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by July 20, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/OECCRML

     

    MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

     

    BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

     

    ENVIRONMENT: The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven's Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

     

    The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region. 

     

    The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB's 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB's professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

     

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

     

  • 06 Jun 2018 12:24 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Spring Hill Public Library invites applications for the position of Assistant Director.

     

    OVERVIEW:  The Assistant Director works with the Library Director in planning, administering and evaluating library resources, operations and services, including staff supervision. The Assistant Director provides oversight of daily library functions including the management of library-sponsored programs, as well as creating, coordinating and managing select library projects. The Assistant Director may assume responsibility for library operations in the absence of the Director and shall perform other duties as may be necessary. Some evening and weekend hours should be anticipated in the work schedule.

     

    Qualifications:  The skills and knowledge of the Assistant Director would generally be acquired with a Master’s Degree in Library Science and at least three years of public library experience.  The position requires the ability to manage full-time and part-time employees. Expertise and experience in the implementation of developing library technologies (ILS, networking, maker space, databases, hardware and software, and web design) is highly desired. Exceptional customer service skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and proficiency in prioritizing tasks are expected. Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

     

    Physical requirements:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to touch, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

     

    About the City of Spring Hill:  Located in central Tennessee, approximately 35 miles from downtown Nashville and 40 miles from the Nashville International airport, and just off I-65, the city of Spring Hill is in the center of everything. Spring Hill is a growing, vibrant, civic-minded city of more than 40,000 people with a mixture of long-time residents and newcomers from around the country who are drawn to the town’s beauty and sense of community. Approximately 70% of the citizenry hold a library card from the Spring Hill Public Library.

     

    SALARY/BENEFITS:  Appointment range of $52,839.32 to $79,258.97, depending on qualifications. Excellent benefit package includes TCRS retirement and health insurance. Both vision and dental insurance are available.

     

    TO APPLY:  Submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references to Dana Juriew at djuriew@springhilltn.org as well as an application on the City’s website: http://www.springhilltn.org/FormCenter/Human-Resources-7/Employment-Application-42.

    No calls, please.  

  • 29 May 2018 12:15 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Assistant Regional Library Director, Ocoee River Regional Library, Athens, TN

    Tennessee Department of State

    Tennessee State Library and Archives

     

    Mission

    The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment. 

     

    Supervisor: Regional Director

     

    Summary: An employee in this classification performs professional and technical library work in a variety of assignments.  The assistant director is responsible for knowing the libraries in his/her region, developing an intimate understanding of their history, programs and services, goals, strengths and weaknesses. The assistant director is expected to develop strong business relationships with key personnel at each local library, to be accessible, and to provide guidance and advice to board members and library managers. The assistant director assists library boards in policy development and planning; works with local government officials and local library support groups to promote advocacy and awareness; and aids local library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and advice in all areas of public library service. The assistant director also assists libraries in the region with applying for grants and by serving as a technical advisor for issues related to use of technology in libraries. The employee will be expected to travel throughout the region and to attend meetings and training programs at the State Library and Archives in Nashville or in other areas of the state.

     

    Duties/Responsibilities

    • Assist public library directors and staff by providing training, assistance and guidance in areas including planning, budgeting, supervision, technology, collection development, resource sharing, service improvements, data collection and statistical analysis.
    • Attend local library board meetings to ascertain and assist with library policy, planning and development.
    • Plan and present group and one-on-one training for library services.
    • Provide assistance with grant preparation and monitoring.
    • Serve as technical advisor and consultant to the libraries in the region which may include assistance with E-Rate, maintaining websites, hardware and software purchases and technical planning.
    • Assist with development of library promotional materials.
    • Work with library support groups providing advocacy and awareness.
    • Contribute to reports for local libraries, the regional board, and the State Library and Archives.
    • Attend mandatory meetings and training sessions which may require overnight travel.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education and Experience

    • MLS required, or equivalent public library experience.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Possesses intermediate to advanced skills in computer operations.
    • Has thorough knowledge of current public library practices and trends, including modern library technology.
    • Has working knowledge of online library management systems.
    • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, follow project timelines and meet project deadlines.
    • Has demonstrated skills in public speaking.
    • Understands the requirements of adult education and has the ability to plan and present effective library in-service training and continuing education programs.
    • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule and travel independently throughout the region and the state.
    • Requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.
    • Must possess a good driving record and valid driver's license.
    • Must exhibit the ability to be a positive influence within the region and while representing the region.
    • Ability to work collegially as part of a team.

    Physical Requirements

    • Good hearing, vision and manual dexterity.
    • Ability to move and lift materials of 35 pounds.
    • Ability to stoop, bend and lift to file and retrieve materials.
    • Ability to work in an environment with books that contain dust and other allergens.

    Health, safety and collections security

    • Assist the organization in creating a safe and healthy working environment by working safely with the equipment provided.
    • Follow instructions given for health and safety purposes and immediately report any unsafe working practices or hazardous working conditions.
    • Take whatever measures are necessary to protect materials, property, and/or the collections from loss, mutilation or theft.

     

    Salary: $3,334 per month plus State of Tennessee benefits package.

     

    To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to the Division of Human Resources & Organizational Development, sos.hr@tn.gov. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

     

  • 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

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