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  • Friday, June 04, 2021 7:14 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    William Carey University Libraries in Hattiesburg, Mississippi is looking for a Public Services Librarian. For more information on the job and how to apply, click here and select “open positions” under PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES.

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:38 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    HANCOCK COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM, MISSISSIPPI

     

    The Hancock County Library System, headquartered in Bay St. Louis, MS, is seeking an individual with proven leadership and vision to serve as Executive Director of the five-branch library system.  Hancock County is situated on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast and is within easy driving distance of New Orleans and Mobile.  The nationally award-winning library system serves a population of approximately 46,000 with an operating budget of $2 million. The position requires an ALA-accredited MLIS or current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLIS program; at least 8 years progressively responsible professional experience; with four years in a supervisory or administrative capacity.  The ideal candidate will have a team approach to management, have a thorough understanding of library technology, and be a visionary regarding library services.  Hancock County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Salary:  $60,000 - $75,000.  Excellent benefits package.

     

    Additional information about the Hancock County Library System and an online application can be found by visiting the library’s website at:  www.hancocklibraries.info.

     

    Qualified applicants should forward a resume (include contact information), a cover letter that addresses each of the position requirements, and the names and contact information of three professional references to:

     

    Hancock County Library System Search Committee

    c/o Cathy Pitalo, Board Chair

    312 Hwy 90

    Bay St. Louis, MS 39520

    Email: pitaloc@yahoo.com

     

    Deadline to receive application is June 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:33 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Benedict College

    JOB TITLE:  Library Information Technology Manager


    DIVISION: Division of Academic Affairs


    SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Director of Library                          


    DEPARTMENT: Library


    BASIC FUNCTIONS: The Library Information Technology Manager provides leadership, management, and planning for IT services that support Library programs, services, and staff. Works collegially with the Library Director, unit coordinators, campus IT staff, and related vendors to maintain and enhance library technology. Manages the Library’s Mobile Multimedia Center which serves as a central point of contact for most library technology related services. The appointee will participate in programs and activities to advance the strategic goals of the Library in connection with the strategic goals of the College.


    ENVIRONMENT: The Benjamin F. Payton Learning Resources Center uses the Alma/Primo Integrated Library Management System (ILMS). The Library is a member of the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) consortium and is part of a statewide Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) System. The Mobile Multimedia Center and the Archives Center are integral units of library services. Students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and visitors comprise the Library’s user community. For more information, visit the Library’s webpage at http://benedict.edu/library/.

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    PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

    ·       Provides IT support for the library’s integrated library management system (ILMS), Computer Research Center, Mobile Multimedia Center, and the Archives Center to include, but not limited to the installation, maintenance, and technical support of Library hardware and software infrastructure; maintenance of access and authentication software; maintenance of Library web services and applications; and technical support for the Archives Unit digital preservation project.

    ·       Contributes, in conjunction with the Library Director, to internal and external committees responsible for planning and evaluating the impact of IT services throughout the Library.

     

    ·       Effectively organizes, coordinates, and manages the daily operations of the Library’s Mobile Multimedia Center which includes the Help Desk in responding to the user community requests for media resources and technology related services.

     

    ·       Operates various types of media equipment and instructs users on the appropriate use of specialized media equipment and technology.

     

    ·       Engages with faculty across disciplines in identifying and establishing services and programs that address the needs and priorities of the student user community.

     

    ·       Plans, develops, implements, and promotes media services and programs to create an awareness services for the user community.

     

    ·       Works with the librarians to acquire media resources for the development of the media collection that supports class assignments and instruction for the varied academic programs.

     

    ·       Surveys the user community, collects, publishes, and evaluates data to ensure that offered media services and resources meets the needs of the user community.

     

     

    ·       Develops and implements new media services and programs to meet the needs of the user community in collaboration with the Library Director, librarians, and faculty.

     

    ·       Prepares usage statistics and analysis reports regarding facility, equipment, and resource usage of Mobile Multimedia Center.

     

    ·       Maintains awareness of current and emerging trends and technologies pertaining to media equipment and technology by engaging in professional development webinars, workshops, and conferences.

     

    ·       Working collegially with the Library Director, develops, implements, and enforces policies and procedures that ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Mobile Multimedia Center.

     

    ·       Trains and supervises College work-study students and volunteers in routine procedures and operations.

     

    ·       Maintains membership in professional organizations.

     

    ·       Represents Library IT at the campus level, local, state, and national professional meetings.

     

    ·       Performs other duties as assigned to advance the strategic goals of the Library in connection with the strategic goals of the College.

     

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Demonstrated experience supporting technology-integrated learning spaces. Experience managing integrated library management system (ILMS). Experience implementing or maintaining digital library infrastructure. Demonstrated experience building collaborations around IT services. Experience developing and successfully following through on strategic priorities. Ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse user group. Strong commitment to service and teamwork. Good oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

     

    MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

    • ·       A master’s degree in information technology, computer science, or library and information science is required for the position.
    • ·       A minimum of five years IT experience, preferably in an academic setting.
    • ·       A minimum of three years management experience.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

    Office of Human Resources

    Attention: Learning Resources Center (Library)

    Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street

    Columbia, SC 29204

    Position is open until filled.

    No Phone Calls Please.

    Note: A criminal background check is performed on candidates.

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:14 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Benedict College


    JOB TITLE: Electronic Research Librarian                                        


    DIVISION: Division of Academic Affairs  


    SUPERVISOR’S TITLE: Director of Library                           


    DEPARTMENT: Library


    BASIC FUNCTIONS: The appointee incorporates technology into the delivery of library instruction in traditional, hybrid, and online learning settings. Manages and maintains the content of  electronic resources to encompass databases, eBooks, eJournals, LibGuides, and streaming videos, etc. Responsibly  promotes awareness of electronic services and resources to the user community. The appointee will participate in programs and activities to advance the strategic goals of the Library in connection with the strategic goals of the College.


    ENVIRONMENT: The Benjamin F. Payton Learning Resources Center uses the Alma/Primo Integrated Library Management System (ILMS). The Library is a member of the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) consortium and is part of a statewide Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) System. The Mobile Multimedia Center and the Archives Center are integral units of library services. Students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and visitors comprise the Library’s user community. For more information, visit the Library’s webpage at http://benedict.edu/library/.

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    PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

    ·       Provides reference and information services to the user community through library orientation and instruction- in person or by telephone; traditional or online settings; one-on-one or group research consultations.

     

    ·       Instructs the user community from the Library’s information service desk, at scheduled times, including some weekends.

     

    ·       Provides library instruction, in collaboration with the other librarians, to ensure that all segments of the students’ user community have access to regular and timely instruction in the use of the library, resources, and services.

     

    ·       Surveys the user community, collects, publishes, and evaluates data to ensure that offered online library services and resources meets the needs of the user community.

     

    ·       Participates in collection development activities in assigned subject areas.

     

    ·       Develops and implements new online services and programs to meet the needs of the user community in collaboration with the Library Director, the Library Information Technology Manager, librarians, and faculty.

     

    ·       Develops, designs, and maintains LibGuides or similar web guide applications and/or commercial products for publishing electronic resources.

     

    ·       Reviews, selects, maintains, and evaluates electronic databases, eBooks, eJournals, LibGuides, streaming videos, and other online resources based on needs of the user community.

     

    ·       Serves as the vendor liaison for electronic resources; conducts database contract negotiations, reviews license renewals: and maintains vendor contacts, pricing, subscriptions, and renewal notes, etc.

      

    ·       Ensures current access to databases by identifying electronic access issues and coordinates the timely resolution of access problems with Library Information Technology Manager and campus IT staff to resolve issues. 

     

    ·       Provides usage statistics and analysis reports for databases, electronic, and online resources as required.

     

    ·       Maintains awareness of current and emerging trends and technologies pertaining to electronic resources.

     

    ·       Participates in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures that ensure the effective and efficient operation of the library.

     

    ·       Trains and supervises College work-study students and volunteers in routine library operations.

     

    ·       Participates in and contributes to appointed College and assigned library committees.

     

    ·       Maintains membership in professional organizations.

     

    ·       Attends local, state, and national professional meetings.

     

    ·       Performs other duties as assigned to advance the strategic goals of the Library in connection with the strategic goals of the College.

     

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Knowledge of issues and trends relative to electronic resources in academic libraries. Experience and/or knowledge with developing, designing, and maintaining LibGuides or similar web guide applications and/or commercial products for publishing electronic resources. The appointee has demonstrated experienced with computers and the delivery of library instruction in traditional, but in particularly hybrid and online learning environments. Ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse user group. Strong commitment to service and teamwork. Good oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

     

    MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

    • ·       An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or related library degree is required for the position.
    • ·       A minimum of two years’ reference experience and knowledge of collections,  electronic resources, and online referral services is highly desirable.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

    Qualified applicants should submit a Benedict College Application for Employment, résumé, official transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

    Office of Human Resources

    Attention: Learning Resources Center (Library)

    Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street

    Columbia, SC 29204

    Position is open until filled.

    No Phone Calls Please.

    Note: A criminal background check is performed on candidates.

  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021 11:03 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Library Coordinator: Arkansas State Library, Little Rock, AR

    The Arkansas State Library, a division of the Arkansas Department of Education, is seeking a Library Coordinator to develop and manage the Continuing Education Program for library workers in the state of Arkansas, and to provide consulting services and assistance to Friends of the Library groups throughout Arkansas.

     

    Job Specific Duties

    • Identify training and development needs of public library staff at all levels of the organization, in both public-facing and technical services.

    • Contract with presenters and trainers to deliver workshops both face-to-face and virtually.

    • Develop ongoing statewide programs modeled after the agency’s successful ALL-In program that focus on library foundations and an orientation program for new library directors.

    • Assess improvement in knowledge, skills, and behavior by developing and implementing Outcomes Based Evaluation (OBE) of the Continuing Education Program.

    • Keep up with emerging technologies and changing educational and cultural trends that affect the expectations of library users and develop training to support responsive library services.

    • Assist library supporters and patrons throughout Arkansas in starting, reorganization, or revitalizing local Friends of the Library groups;

    • Investigate and determine need for a statewide Friends of the Library group to support local chapters.

    • Develop and provide training to local Friends of the Library groups on a wide variety of topics including how to recruit new members; the complimentary roles of the library board of trustees, library director, and the Friends group; planning successful programs; and partnering with other community organizations;

    • Develop a Friends of the Library Toolkit that will provide local Friends chapters with support to operate effectively, legally, and ethically.

    • Work with the Coordinator of the Arkansas Center for the Book and the Association of Trustees, Advocates, Friends, and Foundations, a Division of the American Library Association to investigate and develop an Arkansas Literary Landmark program.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in planning events and programs with upwards of thirty (30) participants or guests.

    • Familiarity with Adult Learning Principles.

    • Familiarity with Friends of the Library roles and practices.

    • Position will require in-state and some out-of-state travel.

     

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Knowledge of modern library methods, techniques, and terminology. Knowledge of library administration, finance, and economic and social trends. Knowledge of library service patterns and library subject specialties. Ability to apply professional knowledge and program expertise in specific program areas. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action. Ability to use computer programs, systems, and databases. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association; plus two years of experience in professional library services work.

     

    Salary and Benefits

    Salary Range: $45,010.00 – 65,265.00. Employee benefits include State of Arkansas group health and life insurance, cafeteria plan, participation in the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, deferred compensation, and Employee Assistance Program. FLSA Status: Exempt.

     

    To Apply

    https://arcareers.arkansas.gov/job/Little-Rock-LIBRARY-COORDINATOR-AR-72201/735856200/

     

    About Little Rock

    Little Rock, Arkansas is located in Central Arkansas on the Arkansas River. Little Rock is a small city with all of the amenities of city life and the convenience and charm of a small town. Little Rock is home to the Clinton Presidential Center & Park, the world headquarters of Heifer International, the Museum of Discovery, and the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts which is currently undergoing a $142 million renovation. Arkansas is known as the Natural State and there are abundant opportunities for hiking, boating, hunting, and fishing in our forests, lakes, rivers, and mountains. With fifty-two state parks, outdoor enthusiasts can visit a different state park every week of the year.

  • Friday, April 30, 2021 10:52 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Title

    This Position Reports to the:

    Assistant Librarian

    Librarian

    FLSA Category:

    Non-Exempt

    General Statement of the Function

    Responsible for duties related to statistical reports for all materials in the library and duties related to circulation, reference, and information literacy. In the absence of the Director of Library Services, is responsible for overall supervision of the library and works with other library personnel, students, community patrons, faculty and staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1.       Develops policies and procedures directly related to accurate record-keeping for the usage of all materials and sees that they are properly carried out;

    2.       Maintains an accurate record of all library receipts;

    3.       Maintains overdue records, mails notices, applies and removes library holds;

    4.       Assists the Librarian in establishing governing procedures and seeing that they are properly carried out;

    5.       Assists in training and supervising student workers, including the management of time sheets;

    6.       Performs other assignments such as making IDs, circulation, shelving, reference, information literacy instruction, and participates in Institutional Effectiveness activities;

    • 7.       Maintains inventory records, while assisting in regular inventories, acquisitions, and weeding of collections;
    • 8.       Conduct library orientations at off-site/branch locations and for dual-enrolled/credit students and faculty. May occasionally involve travel to various campus locations that require work day to be outside the normal daily operating hours.

    Required Qualifications/Skills

    Education: 

    Bachelor’s degree in a related field, required

    Skills:

    Strong work ethic, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills, required;

    Office management skills, required;

    Work Experience include required number of years documented experience in a comparable/related position:

    3 or more years of experience working in libraries preferred, 2 years required,

    Other Qualifications:

    Experience working at a community college, preferred

    Other Requirements

    1.       Supports the College mission implicitly and explicitly in the daily execution of all duties and responsibilities;

    2.       Actively participates in maintaining an effective and continuous recruiting program;

    3.       Participates in Institutional Effectiveness activities;

    4.       Represents the College in a professional manner as evidenced by dress, demeanor and the discharge of daily responsibilities;

    5.     Fulfills other duties as assigned by the President and/or supervisor.

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021 8:56 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Itawamba Community College
    Position/Vacancy Announcement

     

    Position:  Instructional Librarian                              

    Location:  Fulton and Tupelo Campuses

    Date Posted:  4/9/2021                                                 

    Classification:  Staff

    Term of Employment:  9-month                                

    Application Deadline:  4/30/2021

    Salary:  Based on education and experience      

    Beginning Date:  To Be Determined


    Qualifications Required

    • Master's degree in Library Science/Information Services or Educational Media and/or Technology.

    • Three years' experience in an academic library.

    • Experience in student/faculty instruction on the use of library resources, including online databases and research methods.           

     

    Qualifications Preferred              

    • Master's degree in Library Science/Information Services or Educational Media and/or Technology.

    • Three years' experience in an academic library.

    • Experience in student/faculty instruction on the use of library resources, including online databases and research methods.

    • Knowledge of building research guides using the Springshare platform and experience with electronic resource management in an academic library.

     

    Job Description

    • Participate in the determination of library goals and assist with the coordination of library services on the Fulton Campus

    • Collaborate with faculty and staff in the determination of library needs

    • Provide reference and bibliographic services in person and/or virtually for faculty, students and staff

    • Develop appropriate teaching materials for information literacy instruction

    • Develop and maintain online research guides using the Springshare platform

    • Plan and teach library instruction, information literacy classes and/or workshops, both virtual and in person, for students, faculty and other patrons

    • Assist in selection of books, periodicals, software, equipment and office supplies

    • Assist in provision of library services for eLearning programs of the College

    • Assist students with basic computer applications

    • Assist in the technical processing of all library materials

    • Participate in staff meetings, serve on committees and participate in other college activities as determined by college administrators

    • Maintain professional growth and development to foster and create scholarly production according to college and personal needs

    • Maintain professional working relationship with students, fellow faculty members, administration and staff, adhering to the highest standards of respect for the rights of others

    • Participate in community/professional service activities and serve in selected activities as the need arises

    • Assist other departments as needed

    • Provide reference services in the library at a minimum of two nights per week

    • Be available to work at both the Fulton and Tupelo campuses as needed

    • Assume other special responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Libraries

                     

    Application Process       

    Submit official ICC Application - available at http://www.iccms.edu/

    Submit Resume/Curriculum Vitae

    Submit official transcript (Photocopies accepted for initial screening)

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:38 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position Announcement

     

    LIBRARY DIRECTOR

    Wilkinson County Library System

    489 Main Street; Woodville, MS 39669

    (601) 888-6712

     

    Description:  Wilkinson County Library System Administrative Board of Trustees seeks a creative and innovative Library Director to cultivate a vibrant, effective public library system in a county undergoing growth and change.  The successful applicant must be interested, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service oriented with excellent traditional library skills, as well as, the ability to effectively use technologies.

     

    Situated in southwest corner of state, Wilkinson County, Mississippi is short drive to Jackson, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans.  With a mild climate, beautiful lush surroundings, and history dating to the early 1800s, the county offers year-round leisure opportunities. 

     

    The Public Library System consists of two (2) branch libraries; a collection of 25,000 items; electronic resources, an integrated library system (ILS); and a service area population of approximately 10,000.

                                                                                                          

    Responsibilities:  • Report to five-member Administrative Library Board of Trustees • Supervise employees • Oversee materials collection, automated library system, and public access computers

    • Perform public service functions in branches • Develop/implement library programming in libraries and throughout service area • Manage annual budget• Build positive relationships with city & county officials

    • 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 county residents.

     

    Job Requirements: 

    Strongly Preferred – Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS) from a college/university accredited by American Library Association and two (2) years of library experience; OR Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years of experience in a related field and willing to complete the required MLS course work for the Library system to be accredited as a small library system.  Evening/weekend work hours required.  Travel and participation in community activities and library-related continuing education programs and conferences required.

     

    Salary:  Range - 35,000 to $40,000.   Start date negotiable.

    Benefits:  Personal/medical leave, health & life insurance, and participation in Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System.  Job-related travel expenses reimbursed.

     

    Submit:  Cover letter, resume including 3 references, and statement of public library service philosophy to Director Search, WCLS Board of Trustees; Attn. Billie Knight; P.O. Box 760; Centreville, MS 39631 or email bknight@apexengr.com.

     

     DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin on May 12 and continue until the position is filled.

     

    Wilkinson County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:49 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)
    Executive Director @ Jackson-Hinds Library System

        

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