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  • 31 Oct 2019 2:27 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Library Director Opening

    The Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System Board of Trustees seeks a creative and experienced Library Director. Available January 2020. Required: Master’s in Library Science from ALA accredited library school. Apply with a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a statement of public library service philosophy to Director Search, Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library System, P. O. Box 80035, Starkville, MS, 39760 or Email (preferred) to  socplsdirectorsearch@gmail.com.   See additional details at the web site: http://starkville.lib.ms.us.

     
  • 29 Sep 2019 8:39 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Hinds Community College Libraries is seeking a Reference Librarian to join our McLendon Library team at its Raymond campus.


    Position Summary Information
    Mandatory

    Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school. Effective oral and written communication skills; ability to initiate and maintain effective working relationships; demonstrable knowledge of databases and other library resources; experience with standard office software programs. Required to work at least one-two nights a week and occasional weekends.

    Desirable

    Experience working in reference at an academic institution. Experience teaching in a library setting. Experience working with Serials. Experience working with LibGuides and Canvas.

    Responsibilities

    Work reference and circulation desks assisting students, staff and faculty with their library and reference needs. Oversee bibliographic instruction sessions and teach in person and online sessions as assigned. Create and develop reference and instructional guides in paper and online formats. Oversee serials. Attend professional conferences, workshops and classes.


    More information and the job application can be found at https://hindscc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3174. Applications will be taken until October 11th.  


  • 29 Sep 2019 8:29 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System

    405 West Washington Street

     Greenwood, MS 38930

    662-453-3634

     

    Position Description

     

    Position Title:          Library Assistant I

    FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

    Reports to:             Circulation Supervisor

                                 Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System

     

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Works at Circulation Service Desk either at the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library or at the Jodie Wilson Branch Library during assigned periods and provides back-up support when patrons are waiting for assistance.

     

    • Activities can include, but are not limited to:
      • understands and is able to use the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System’s automation system to circulate library materials, check on the availability of library resources, and respond to other types of inquiries;
      • provides reference/ information assistance whether for in-person requests or telephone;
      • responds to public access computer requests and can provide one-on-one basic assistance;
      • checks out and in of library materials;
      • shelves all returned items in a timely manner;
      • participates in library collection maintenance procedures;
      • maintains daily records of circulation, fines, and overdues;
      • registers/issue library cards to new patrons according to library policies;
      • operates all library or office equipment as necessary.

     

    • Assists in the maintenance of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System’s bibliographic database of library materials;
    • Updates/maintains staff and public access computers as needed and/or assigned;
    • May assist in all types of library-based programs for library patrons;
    • Works with other staff or community residents to create displays for the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System;
    • Participates in standard housekeeping/maintenance needs of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System as needed;
    • Responds pleasantly and efficiently to all requests for assistance by the patrons and potential patrons of programs and services of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System;
    • Maintains a warm, enticing atmosphere, and customer service attitude to library patrons of all ages and background at the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System;
    • Maintains a respectful and appropriate professional relationship with fellow staff members, volunteers, and temporary, grant-funded colleagues;
    • Participates in job-related skills development and off-site training activities;
    • Completes, in a timely and pleasant manner, any tasks as needed and/or assigned by Director or supervisor.

    Minimum Job Qualifications Standards for Performing Essential Job Functions:

    The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by staff and are not to be considered an exhaustive list of skills and abilities that may be required to perform this position.

    • Provides excellent customer service and joins with all Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System staff to make patrons their top priority;
    • Demonstrates the ability to think creatively, develop action plans, and carry them through to completion;
    • Capable of using the latest version of Microsoft Office, as well as future upgrades on a daily basis;
    • Works collaboratively with the other staff members to meet the service needs of its community;
    • Helps to promotes the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System and its programs/services;
    • Demonstrates integrity and honesty; and
    • Respects differences and is inclusive to all.

     

    NOTE:  The duties listed above are not inclusive of the various types of duties that will be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

     

    • Associate’s Degree from a community college or at least two (2) years of college preferred;
    • At least three (3) years of varied and progressively responsible customer service skills preferred; and
    • Strong computer skills with the ability to currently use and apply effectively the latest version of Microsoft Office, as well as future upgrades on a daily basis.

     

    Work Environment:

     

    • Majority of work to be performed is in an office type environment that can include interruptions;
    • Makes frequent daily contacts with other library staff members, the community, public officials, or businesses/organizations;
    • Must be able to obtain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License.

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

     

    • Good organizational and decision-making skills;
    • Ability to maintain strong public-service orientation amongst all Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System staff;
    • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
    • Willingness to learn new techniques and activities;
    • Training/experience electronic resources including social networking media;
    • Ability to resolve computer maintenance issues;
    • Ability to quickly develop a thorough knowledge of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System’s automation system;
    • Capable of using the latest version of Microsoft Office, as well as future upgrades on a daily basis.

     

    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 position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate or hear; occasionally required to walk, must be able to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to thirty (30) pounds.  The employee must be able to load, move, and unload mobile book trucks that weigh between 75 and 125 pounds.  Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.  This position requires the ability to operate a keyboard and calculator at efficient speed.

     

    If Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations are needed, please contact the Search Committee.

    Probationary Period and Termination at Will:

    Every Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System employee must successfully serve a six (6) month probationary period before that employee is granted permanent service status.

     

    During the probationary period, the employee's work and conduct is evaluated. During this six (6) month probationary period, the employee does not have a property right to his or her job and may be terminated with or without cause and without due process by the employer.

      

    (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

     

    This is a full-time 40-hour position.  Salary is commensurate with education, qualifications, and relevant prior experience.  Benefits include participation in the Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), paid personal and medical leave, paid holidays, as well as optional health insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, and dental insurance.

     

    See full job descriptions for this position on our Policies & Procedures Page of our website (www.glpls.com), as well as a job application. Interested applicants must submit a GLPLS application, resume, and three professional references as attachments via e-mail to jstephenson@greenwood.lib.ms.us in order to be considered. Applications must be filled out electronically in PDF format. No handwritten applications will be accepted. Resumes and references can be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Submissions will be accepted until job is filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

  • 29 Sep 2019 8:26 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System

    405 West Washington Street

     Greenwood, MS 38930

    662-453-3634

     

    Position Description

     

    Position Title:          Branch Manager

    Reports to:              Director, Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System

     

    Position Description Summary:

    This position reports to the Director as specified in the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated (Section 39-3-17(2)).  The Branch Manager is responsible for managerial and technical work in planning, organizing, and directing of a single location or a specific service of the library system. This person is responsible for planning operations in regards to a specific location or service, as well as determining, assessing, and addressing the library and community needs.  This position is distinguished from a Library Assistant I position by a broader range of responsibilities, ability to make independent judgments, and the supervisory responsibility for other staff or volunteers working at that location.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manages the operations of the branch including responsibilities for implementation and monitoring of all library procedures to meet the needs and interests of patrons.  Tasks include, but are not limited to circulation, interlibrary loan, technological, reference, and all related library procedures;
    • Participates in the selection and training of subordinate staff and evaluates their performance;
    • Provides direction and supervision to the staff and volunteers assigned to the branch and updates them on new procedures;
    • Provides instruction and assistance to patrons on the use of all library services;
    • Responds to reference questions, or refers the questions to Headquarters when appropriate;
    • Handles patron complaints and requests with discretion and good judgment;
    • Maintains a well-balanced collection by participating in the book selection process, as needed, and by weeding the collection;
    • Maintains orderliness in the overall appearance of the branch;
    • Performs professional librarian duties, which include public service, collection development, program development, training and direction to patrons, staff, and volunteers;
    • Plans, analyzes, and evaluates library services and operations; recommends and takes appropriate action;
    • Actively participates in fulfilling system-wide goals and implementing policies;
    • Works effectively with Library administration and other supervisors or coordinators;
    • Supplies budgetary information and monitors expenditures regarding branch library;
    • Interprets goals and policies to subordinate staff and to patrons and individuals outside of the library;
    • Resolves conflicts with patrons and the general public;
    • Represents the Library at meetings, conferences, presentations and workshops;
    • Monitors physical maintenance and determines need for repairs and improvements and reports issues to Director;
    • Develops community partnerships for the branch library;
    • Understands and is able to use the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System’s automation system to catalog library materials, check on the availability of library resources, and respond to other types of inquiries;
    • Operates all library or office equipment as necessary;
    • Participates in standard housekeeping/maintenance needs of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System as needed;
    • Responds pleasantly and efficiently to all requests for assistance by the patrons and potential patrons of programs and services of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System;
    • Maintains a warm, enticing atmosphere, and customer service attitude to library patrons of all ages and background at the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System;
    • Maintains a respectful and appropriate professional relationship with fellow staff members, volunteers, and temporary, grant-funded colleagues;
    • Participates in job-related skills development and off-site training activities; attends relevant workshops, programs, and meetings;
    • Completes, in a timely and pleasant manner, any tasks as needed and/or assigned by Director or supervisor.

     

    NOTE:  The duties listed above are not inclusive of the various types of duties that will be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

     

    Minimum Requirements:

     

    • Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school; Bachelor’s degree in library or information science may be accepted with 1-2 years working experience in a public library; or significant management/supervisory experience;
    • At least three (3) years of varied and progressively responsible customer service skills preferred;
    • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
    • Ability to get along with diverse personalities, tactful, good reasoning abilities and sound judgment;
    • Must possess ability to function independently, have flexibility and the ability to work effectively with staff, patrons, and volunteers;
    • Must possess the technical knowledge of operating personal computers and other office equipment with accuracy and reasonable speed;
    • Must be able to produce required reports or data as needed by various departments and to assist others with computer needs and services;
    • Strong computer skills with the ability to currently use and apply effectively the latest version of Microsoft Office, as well as future upgrades on a daily basis.

     

    Work Environment:

     

    • Majority of work to be performed is in an office type environment that can include interruptions;
    • Makes frequent daily contacts with other library staff members, the community, public officials, or businesses/organizations;
    • Must be able to obtain a valid Mississippi Driver’s License.

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

     

    • Knowledge of the principles and methods of professional public library service and operations;
    • Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services; knowledge of reference and information procedures and practices;
    • Knowledge of library technology;
    • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices;
    • Ability to apply logic and reasoning to problem resolution;
    • Ability to motivate, develop, train, and direct personnel;
    • Ability to deal with diverse elements simultaneously;
    • Ability to plan and assign work;
    • Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, work independently, and meet deadlines;
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, vendors, and the general public;
    • Willingness to learn new techniques and activities;
    • Ability to quickly develop a thorough knowledge of the Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System’s automation system;
    • Capable of using the latest version of Microsoft Office or future upgrades on a daily basis.

     

    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 position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate or hear; occasionally required to walk, must be able to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to thirty (30) pounds.  The employee must be able to load, move, and unload mobile book trucks that weigh between 75 and 125 pounds.  Vision and hearing at or correctable to normal ranges.  This position requires the ability to operate a keyboard and calculator at efficient speed.

     

    If Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations are needed, please contact the Search Committee.

    Probationary Period and Termination at Will:

    Every Greenwood-Leflore Public Library System employee must successfully serve a six (6) month probationary period before that employee is granted permanent service status.

     

    During the probationary period, the employee's work and conduct is evaluated. During this six (6) month probationary period, the employee does not have a property right to his or her job and may be terminated with or without cause and without due process by the employer.

     

     

    (This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


    This is a full-time 40-hour position.  Salary is commensurate with education, qualifications, and relevant prior experience.  Benefits include participation in the Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS), paid personal and medical leave, paid holidays, as well as optional health insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, and dental insurance.

     

    See full job descriptions for this position on our Policies & Procedures Page of our website (www.glpls.com), as well as a job application. Interested applicants must submit a GLPLS application, resume, and three professional references as attachments via e-mail to jstephenson@greenwood.lib.ms.us in order to be considered. Applications must be filled out electronically in PDF format. No handwritten applications will be accepted. Resumes and references can be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Submissions will be accepted until job is filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews

     

  • 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/

  • 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

     


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