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  • 10 Sep 2019 10:44 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Florence-Lauderdale Public Library is currently seeking applicants for a Young Adult Librarian.


    Interested applicants should refer to:

    https://flpl.org/cms/uploads/file/flpl-ya-librarian-job-posting.pdf  


  • 10 Sep 2019 10:43 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Fletcher Technical Community College is currently seeking applicants for Reference and Instruction Librarian

    http://www.fletcher.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Reference-and-Instruction-Librarian.pdf

     

    Interested applicants should refer to http://www.fletcher.edu/employment/

  • 26 Aug 2019 2:51 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Posting Date:   August 23, 2019                                                                         Removal date:  Until Filled

     

    Location:           HERNANDO, MS

    Position:            ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK

    Department:     HEADQUARTERS

    Reports to:     NANCY ANDERSON

    Status:                Exempt       P  Non-Exempt    (40 Hours Week)        Grade 12                            

     

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Accounts Payable Clerk will be responsible for handling the library bills and managing the accounts payable ledger, which includes receiving, opening, and logging invoices on the ledger.  This position will also manage the bank reconciliation, accounts payable invoices and expense reports. Oversee facilities, managing the care and maintenance of a fleet of vehicles. Assist the Business Manager with payroll, banking, and accounting.

    • Prepare payments to vendors for purchases made by the library.
    • Work with the Purchasing Clerk and Acquisitions to ensure budgeting accuracy and resolve account issues when necessary.
    • Ensure all payments and policies are made in accordance with FRL Board approval.
    • Research and resolve any outstanding balances on accounts, including telephone, mail or email communications with vendors.
    • Provide accurate and effective document preparation and records management relative to the accounts payable function in accordance to record retention policies and laws.
    • Prepare 1099’s for Library vendors.
    • Assist with the annual audit by providing documentation as directed the Auditing Firm.
    • Maintain Library grant files and makes requests for LSTA grant-awarded funds.
    • Prepare monthly docket of claims for the Board of Trustees meeting.
    • Prepare Board of Trustee meeting minutes.
    • Publish bid notices for purchases when required by state law and coordinates and prepares bid project timelines and support documents.
    • Prepare monthly branch/department budget reports for Branch Managers and Assistant Director for Public Services.
    • Coordinate the care and maintenance of FRL fleet vehicles.
    • Coordinates staff conference arrangements and catering events.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

    • Experience in bookkeeping with a computerized accounting system is essential with an understanding of payments, accounting and budgeting.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

    ·         Knowledge of QuickBooks desirable.

    • Ability to be handle confidential information in a discreet, professional manner.
    • Ability to be an effective team member and display initiative.
    • Will require some travel to First Regional Library branches and to various meetings.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license to operate a library-owned vehicle.

     

    BENEFITS AND SALARY:  

    Salary range: $12.00 - $15.00 per hour.   Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance and MS Retirement Plan.

    EDUCATION:                                                                                

    • Associate’s degree in Business preferred.
    • Minimum of two years of accounting experience.
    • One year of experience in a public library preferred.

    For more information apply online at firstregional.org 

    Email online application to nanderson@firstregional.org

    EOE minorities/female/disabled/veteran                    

  • 26 Aug 2019 2:29 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Posting Date:  August 23, 2019                                                                                         Removal date: Until Filled

    Location:            HERNANDO, MS

    Position:             LIBRARY MATERIALS SELECTOR

    Department:       HEADQUARTERS

    Reports to:      MEREDITH WICKHAM

    Status:                 P Exempt       Non-Exempt    (40  hours per week )     Grade 16

    The Library Materials Selector, under the supervision of the Director, identifies, evaluates, and selects diverse materials in a timely manner, while adhering to the budget and the First Regional Library Collection Development Policy. The Library Materials Selector is expected to support fourteen branches in meeting the needs of the communities they serve. This position will work both independently and with other branch Head Librarians and their staff to meet the needs of the library system. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with the Collection Development Manager and departmental staff. Supports the Library’s mission, goals and strategic plan; assumes responsibility for how the Library is perceived by staff and the public.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Researches and evaluates various collection development models and trends to determine what approach best meets the needs of the Library service area.
    • Acquires and uses knowledge of Technical Services processes, policies and procedures.
    • Identifies materials for purchase by reading reviews, reviewing bestseller lists, customer requests, staff suggestions, and collection analysis results.
    • Exercises professional judgment to anticipate and meet demands, address customer and staff requests, and respond to community and collection needs.
    • Participates in determining annual budget allocations for collection development materials, and tracking budgets through provided reports.
    • Creates or requests needed reports to analyze statistical data in order to determine collection improvement strategies.
    • Makes collection decisions for lease plans, standing orders, continuations, backorders, and cancellations, and works closely with the Collection Development Manager who monitors these. 
    • Communicates with branches for collection input, ordering deadlines, patron requests, and status of funds.
    • Serves on Director’s Administrative Team.  Assists in the overall planning of library activities especially as related to the materials collection. Assists in strategic planning for the development of the collection. 
    • Submits orders for new materials to the Collection Development Manager.
    • Expends funds systematically and in a fiscally responsible, strategic, and timely manner.
    • Travels to all branch locations for collection assessment, maintenance, and evaluation.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

    • Master of Library and Information Science degree
    • Three (3) years of professional librarian experience.
    • Two (2) years of public service experience.
    • Ability to work well with the public and library colleagues.
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills (written & verbal).
    • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
    • Proficient in Google GSuite (Gmail, Docs, and Sheets).

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience ordering library materials from major library vendors/jobbers.
    • Experience ordering for multiple locations in a multi-branch library system.
    • Bilingual/Spanish desired

    BENEFITS AND SALARY:  

    Starting salary $40,000 to $45,000 dependent upon experience.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision & life insurance; participation in PERS of Mississippi Retirement Plan.

    EDUCATION:                                                                                

    • Master of Library and Information Science degree

    For more information apply online at firstregional.org 

    Email online application to mwickham@firstregional.org

    EOE minorities/females/disabled/veteran

     

  • 20 Aug 2019 8:53 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    DIRECTOR OF MERIDIAN-LAUDERDALE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY


    Organization: Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library


    Responsibilities:

    The Administrative Board of Trustees of Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library seeks a director who honors the value of public libraries, understands the importance of partnering with community agencies, fosters open communication with the residents and empowers staff by encouraging collaborative efforts. We are looking for a director who can articulate, support and promote the Library’s mission as well as work in a highly effective manner with the Administrative Board of Trustees.


    Qualifications:

    An American Library Association accredited Masters of Library Science or Masters of Library and Information Science degree is required and a minimum of five (5) years of public library experience, and at least three (3) years supervisory and administrative experience. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of outstanding customer service, leadership, vision, staff development, consensus-building, fiscal and facilities management. The new Director will be adept at creating and maintaining strong community relationships and knowledgeable about current library technology and trends in library service.


    Salary/Benefits:

    Entry level salary $60,000- $70,000 depending on education and experience. Benefits include accrued vacation and medical leave; annual state approved holidays; participation in the Mississippi Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS); health, dental, vision, and state life insurance.


    Application Process:

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, college transcripts, three (3) professional references and one (1) page description of his/her public library philosophy to: Mr Russell Keene, Board President, 3451 Rufus Martin Road, Meridian, Mississippi 39301, email:

    rkeene@lauderdale.k12.ms.us.


    Environment:

    Established in 1913, the Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library is located in the historic downtown Meridian, MS. The library serves a population of over 75,000 in the city of Meridian and Lauderdale County with an operating budget of $ 1.3 million and an annual circulation of 205,071. Meridian is the sixth largest city in Mississippi and Lauderdale County is located in east central Mississippi, bordering the State of Alabama. The area is served by two military facilities, Naval Air Station and Key Field, which provide over 4,000 jobs to the surrounding area.


    Library Web site: www.meridian.lib.ms.us


  • 29 Jul 2019 7:21 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Mississippi Library Commission is recruiting for a Librarian III Cataloging position that will close on 8/5/2019.  Applicants must apply through the MSPB website by the close date.  Please post and share this information with those who may be interested.   


    Click here for more information.

  • 22 Jul 2019 11:59 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Reference Librarian

     

    Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking an Assistant Professor-rank librarian for its instruction and information team.

    Responsible for point-of-use and formal classroom instruction, reference desk coverage, and assigned departmental liaison activities.  Duties include helping design classroom, web-based, and customized instruction; research consultations; online searching; and participating in library and university committees. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the profession and to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement. This is a non-tenure track faculty appointment.

     

    Required: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.  Knowledge of emerging technologies, commitment to public service, and ability to work in a team environment.  Preferred:  2 years’ reference experience in an academic health sciences library, skill in teaching adult learners, and experience searching biomedical literature and academic databases including MEDLINE.  The ideal candidate will have initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment; demonstrated capability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons; and excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

     

    Salary commensurate with experience.  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   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

     

    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, and pharmacy. Jackson is centrally located in Mississippi, approximately three hours from Memphis and New Orleans.  UMMC offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan.  EOE M/F/D/V.


  • 22 Jul 2019 11:58 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Assistant Library Director job opening

    Northshore Technical Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, unclassified position to be domiciled at the college’s new campus library in Lacombe, Louisiana. This is a new position that will oversee the development of the teaching and learning centers at each of the campuses as well as manage home campus library services. Full job description and application can be accessed at:https://www.northshorecollege.edu/resources/career-opportunities.

     

    OER & Curriculum Support Librarian job opening

    Northshore Technical Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, unclassified position to be domiciled at the college’s NTCC Instructional Service Center on Southeastern Louisiana University’s North Campus. This new position will lead the college’s OER textbook affordability initiative, textbook adoptions and implementations and will manage home campus library services.  Full job description and application can be accessed at: https://www.northshorecollege.edu/resources/career-opportunities.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THE POSITION.

     

    To apply please submit: (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume and (3) official transcript to: Attention: Hiring Manager Northshore Technical Community College 65556 Centerpoint Boulevard Lacombe, LA 70445 Telephone number: 985-545-1262 Email: resumes@northshorecollege.edu

     


  • 01 Jul 2019 1:20 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position: LIBRARIAN II (F/T SALARIED) – BRANCH MANAGER

    Location: Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library

               

    Available: July 1, 2019

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THESE QUALIFICATIONS, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THE POSITION.


    A. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited graduate school, or near program completion.

    2. Ability to work with electronic databases

    4. Knowledge of or interest in digital and non-digital archival materials

    5. Knowledge of or interest in archives and digital preservation.

    B. PREFERRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    1. Archive management or similar work experience.

    2. Graduate Certificate in Archives and Special Collections, or a willing ness to receive within 3 years.

    3. Experience in the field of digitization, including knowledge of best practices for imaging, analog to digital conversion, and metadata skills

    4. Ability to manage and maintain a digital collections repository

    5. Experience with manuscript/photo conservation

    C. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

     

    1. Knowledge of or interest in the history of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, especially the Jackson/George County areas

    2. Working knowledge of digitization systems, standards, and technology

    3. Knowledge of library theories, issues, practices, and trends including familiarity with copyright as it relates to digitization of cultural heritage materials

    4. Knowledge of all systems used in public libraries (AACR2, LC Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal System, and MARC formats

    5. Skill in operating a personal computer, PC applications, and electronic resources as used in libraries

    6. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing

    7. Skill in supervising, training, selecting, monitoring, counseling, and evaluating assigned staff and volunteers

    8. Knowledge of grant writing and grant management

    9. Ability to work diplomatically and tactfully to solve work related problems and issues

     

    SALARY/BENEFITS: Starting Salary - $42,000 – 47,000, DOE, with benefits including health insurance.

     

    WORK HOURS:  This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, salaried position. Employee holding this position may be required to work two evening shifts per week and rotating Fridays/Saturdays. Work schedule may vary from time-to-time contingent on the needs of the Library.

    DUTIES: 

    • Under general supervision of the Library System Director, the Singing River Genealogy Local History Library Manager is responsible for the acquisition, maintenance, organization, and preservation of the library’s local history collection.
    • The manager will devote a majority of their time formulating goals, plans, policies, and procedures for the Singing River Genealogy and Local History Library, such as consulting with patrons and directing research accordingly.
    • They will manage the continued growth and development of digitization projects and implement new projects as they arise, including identifying and evaluating potential digitization projects; selecting materials for digitization; resolving intellectual property and privacy issues; overseeing the scanning of materials, and creation of descriptive metadata.
    • The employee ensures quality and consistency of digital records and metadata following Mississippi Digital Library metadata procedures and standards. Working with Public Relations department to publicize and gain visibility for the genealogy and local history collection, managing and coordinating, as appropriate, key funding opportunities and partnerships for the department.
    • The employee will analyze personnel, budget, services, equipment, and facility needs, problems and recommend cost effective and efficient solutions appropriately; closely monitor expenditures within the department; prepare forms and reports as needed, scheduled, or requested, including purchase orders, monthly schedules, department statistics, inventory reports, and other reports as needed; maintain membership in one or more professional organization; travel to other branches in the system as needed; and attend library system manager meetings as required.
    • The manager will maintain a good working relationship with coworkers and library administration. Work as a positive team player to accomplish library system goals and objectives; plan and implement relevant programs, including outreach and branch program services for library customers, attend regional genealogy meetings as requested, conduct local history/genealogical seminars as requested, and actively seek items of local interest to add to the collection.
    • The manager will train and supervise staff and volunteers as needed, create displays of materials, assist with library opening or closing as needed, be familiar with and enforce all library policies and procedures, operate office equipment, be available to work evening and/or weekend hours as requested, serve on committees as directed, and work cooperatively with local historical societies, friends groups, library administration, and library staff.

     

    This is a professional librarian position involving the application of professional knowledge and interpersonal and management skills and abilities.  Work is performed in accordance with Regional Library Board of Trustees approved policies and procedures and other directives as issued by JGRLS regional board of trustees, library administration, assistant directors, and director.

     

    Candidates for this position must (1) complete an application for employment, (2) complete a supplement application and (3) provide an official copy of graduate school transcript upon offer of employment.  Background checks will be conducted on all candidates selected for interviews.

    The employee holding this position is subject to an initial nine-month probationary period.   All performance evaluations during and after this probationary period are conducted by the director.

     

    TO APPLY:  Candidates meeting MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS must submit an application and resume to a Branch of the Jackson George Regional Library System Library or hr@jgrls.org.

     

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Position open until filled.

        

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