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  • 18 Sep 2018 10:06 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)
    VACANCY NOTICE

    Posting Date:  September 07, 2018

     

    POSITION:                Head of Collection and Technical Services (Library)

     

    STARTING DATE:    January, 2019

     

    JOB SUMMARY:       Under general direction, the Head of Collection and Technical Services plans, organizes and directs the ordering, and processing of library materials and maintains the automated functions of the library system.  This position supervises the work of two librarians and one staff member. Work involves placing orders for library materials and receiving and checking shipments from publishers, cataloging materials, and making materials shelf-ready and maintaining the library’s automated system.  This position also provides some public service desk work and library and research instruction in online and/or face-to-face classes consisting of traditional and non-traditional students. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position with faculty rank of Assistant Librarian.  The position reports to the Library Director.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  

    • Establish, monitor, and evaluate overall program of service for Technical Services division.  Responsible for planning and program development, management of cataloging, serials and binding, and electronic licensing.
    • Develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures for Technical Services including the creative use of technology for technical services operations
    • Work closely with the Director and key staff in overseeing the maintenance of the entire collection and establishing departmental priorities within general policy direction
    • Responsible for the supervision of librarian and staff work as it relates to technical services
    • Assist Library Director in evaluating and implementing the library’s materials budget including subscriptions
    • Maintains statistics of technical services operations and prepare narrative and statistical reports
    • Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends affecting all library departments; read professional literature and attends workshops
    • Maintains inventory of department equipment and supplies
    • Develop and maintain the library automation system and automated administrative functions
    • Perform and/or supervise the physical processing of all library materials for acquisition and withdrawal
    • Perform and/or supervise the cataloging and classification of all library materials using OCLC, MARC, TLC, and the Dewey Decimal Classification system, including some original cataloging.  Maintain knowledge of current trends in professional cataloging rules and standards, RDA, and public library practices and procedures
    • Resolve catalog problems and questions initiated by Library staff
    • Maintain inventory of department equipment and supplies
    • Provide reference services through various communication methods to on-campus and off-campus students and faculty and keep accurate counts
    • Work with assigned departments and co-workers to enhance the library’s collections and act as a point of contact for assigned departments
    • Work within teams and departments to recommend and assess new programs, policies, procedures and services for public services.
    • Actively develop and implement ideas for the promotion of the library to the university community including but not limited to programs, activities, and services
    • Positively represent Athens State University in professional, community, and state organizations
    • Actively participate in professional development and continuing education
    • Assist in covering service points as needed
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

    • Master’s degree in Library Science or recognized equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.
    • At least five years of experience in University setting in cataloging with working knowledge of acquisitions, ILS, and technical services management
    • Through knowledge of contemporary bibliographic maintenance standards and practice, including all prevailing cataloging rules, Dewey decimal classification, OCLC/MARC records, and applicable library automation
    • Demonstrated supervisory skills
    • Evidence of strong service orientation as demonstrated by an ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, library personnel and the general public at all levels
    • Demonstrated record of strong organizational, planning, interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and implement those deemed appropriate for the community.

     

    OTHER QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

     

    • Experience in a related position
    • Exhibit strong broad-based knowledge of reference sources
    • Knowledge of electronic reference products and accompanying search strategies and techniques
    • Knowledge of word processing and database software
    • Knowledge of current copyright law related to libraries and higher education
    • Familiarity with distance education library services
    • Ability to understand, create, and follow oral and written instructions
    • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
    • Ability to plan and direct activities and to supervise multiple employees simultaneously
    • Ability to complete tasks within a specified time frame

     

    UNIVERSITY INFORMATION:

    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions.  Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty.  Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course.  The typical student is a working adult who commutes.  Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources.  The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business.  The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges:  College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education.  Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree.  The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

     

    Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL.  Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

     

    RANK & SALARY:   Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position includes faculty rank and full benefits package.

    •  To apply or view details, please visit  https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/651
    • Review of applications will begin October 08, 2018.
    • Position will remain open until filled.

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check.  Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

     

    Athens State University participates in the E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility for all newly-hired employees.

     

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

  • 29 Aug 2018 2:12 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position: DIRECTOR


    Library/City: Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System  Hazlehurst


    Date Posted: 8/17/18


    Date Expires: Open


    Date Available: 8/17/18


    Responsibilities:• Report to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees • Supervise 15 full and part-time employees• Oversee materials collection, automated library system, and public access computers • Perform public service functions in branches • Manage annual budget • Build positive relationships with officials in cities & counties • Oversee building repair/ maintenance • Use state Accreditation Program benchmarks to guide long-range planning and service delivery efforts • Establish/maintain relationships with local community groups • Implement technological innovations and other 21st Century library services to meet changing needs of residents • Develop and deliver library programming throughout System.


    Requirements:

    • Masters degree in Library Science (MLS) from American Library Association (ALA)-accredited library school
    OR
    • Bachelors degree and agree to acquire MLS from ALA-accredited library school within three (3) years


    • Strong interpersonal skills.  Self-motivated. Creative. Strong oral and written communication skills.  Excellent organizational skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Office products.   Experience in maintenance of websites/blogs/ social network.   Dependable personal transportation.
    • Frequent travel to branch libraries and community activities throughout System.  Travel to library-related continuing education programs and conferences.
    • Preferred:   At least two (2) years of progressively responsible library experience and supervisory background.  Experience with Polaris library automation software

    Salary & Benefits:

    Personal/medical leave, health & life insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System.  Job-related travel expenses reimbursed. Range - $27,000 to 30,000.


    Contact:

    Submit:  Cover letter, resume, and statement of public library service philosophy to Director Search, Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System; 223 S Extension St. Hazlehurst, MS 39083; or email to cjrladasst@gmail.com


    Location (Library or Institution Name):

    Copiah Jefferson Regional Library System
    Hazlehurst, MS


    Place/Environment:

    Situated in central southwest area of state, Copiah and Jefferson Counties,  short drives to Jackson, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.  With a mild climate, rolling hills, dense forests, rich history, and proximity to metropolitan areas, many professional and leisure opportunities are available. 

    The Public Library System consists of five (5) branch libraries; a collection of 85,000 items; a shared integrated library system (ILS); and a service area population of approximately 37,000.
  • 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)

        

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