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  • 18 Jan 2019 7:39 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Assistant Director-Broward County (FL) Library

     

    Broward County Libraries Division-- an innovative, creative, and resourceful model 21st Century Library-- seeks a collaborative, strategic leader with the ability to deliver results as Assistant Director of Libraries. Broward County Libraries Division, 2015 Florida Library of the Year, is one of the busiest Florida library systems with more than 10 million visitors circulating nine million items at its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries has two flagship locations:  A Main Library which features a Creation Station Business, an Active Learning Center, Teen Tech. Studio, and Creation Station; the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center which features a museum, art gallery, special collections vault and state-of-the-art auditorium.

     

    Broward County, located in southeast Florida and home to the city of Fort Lauderdale, “the Venice of America.” This area is a culturally rich community of diverse, welcoming neighborhoods with miles of beautiful beaches and waterways and warm sunny weather.  Greater Fort Lauderdale has received many accolades—as a destination, a place to retire, a great place to start a business or find a job.   Broward County has a tremendous number of retail, entertainment, dining, historical and outdoor recreation opportunities, and is recognized for its support of artists and the art community.  Learn more about Broward County, the Library and the position at Broward County Links

     

    The Assistant Director of Libraries assists the Libraries Division Director in the administration and supervision of the public service operations for the library, which include policy development, efficient use of resources, planning and organization of service delivery, development of administrative procedures, and motivating staff to achieve new goals and strategic imperatives. Additionally, this position will guide projects from concept to implementation and evaluation and lead the delivery of system-wide programs and services in the areas of Community Engagement, Main Library, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, and the Regional and Branch Library locations. The Assistant Director will establish high standards of public service, evaluating the effectiveness of system-wide programs, services, and events.

     

    Responsibilities include: excellent leadership skills and a depth of experience in library management and administration; a collaborative, team-oriented leadership style; community participation and engagement with an openness to new ideas; and a strong commitment to continuous improvement and best practices.  In partnership with the Leadership Team, the Assistant Director will fulfill the Library’s strategic plan by providing direction, oversight, management, and innovation efforts for essential Library programs and services; and creating excellent and engaging patron experiences through smart service design and delivery.

     

    Minimum Qualifications: a Master’s degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or a closely related field; six (6) years of progressively responsible experience supervising the operations of a large library system or multiple locations, including four (4) years of supervisory experience.  Preferences: a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Education, Information Technology, Business Administration, or other related field; experience in project management, strategic planning, policy/procedure development & implementation, reviewing grant proposals and administration, personnel management, government procurement, partnership development and collaboration with educational institutions and private sector, or private sector experience in related industries such as library vendors, bookstores, academic libraries, or education.   Please see the complete job description for details. 

     

    Compensation: The starting salary range is $102,639.06 – $163,811.65 with placement dependent on qualifications. A competitive benefits package is included.


    For more information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. This position will close February 17, 2019.

  • 16 Jan 2019 4:15 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY

    HISTORIC RESOURCES SPECIALIST III
    Archives and Record Services Division


    To apply for this position online, please go to the Mississippi State Personnel Board at www.mspb.ms.gov and submit an e-application. If you would like more information about the application process please contact Diane Mattox, human resources director, at 601-576-6866.


    STARTING ANNUAL SALARY: $36,300.00


    DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS: January 29, 2019


    The Archives and Records Services Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History seeks an experienced professional to implement and coordinate the accessioning, appraisal, arrangement, description, cataloging, preservation and disposition of collections comprising personal papers, particularly the Eudora Welty Collection, and organizational records. The incumbent will participate in collection development and assist with acquisitions, collections transfers, and donor activities throughout the state, including preparing and administering legal documents relating to acquisitions, access restrictions, and rights management concerns. The incumbent may occasionally provide assistance to researchers in Reference Services and work to encourage access to and use of the collections, including requests for publication and rights management. Management responsibilities will include developing policies and procedures, purchasing, assisting with grants development and management, volunteer and intern recruitment and oversight, and staff supervision, scheduling, and training. Some overnight travel and public presentations may be required. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and occasional Saturday reference work, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. as scheduled (6-8 per year).
    Education and experience must meet one of the following criteria:

    • Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in library/information management, history, or directly related field and one (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.
    •  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in library/information management, history, or directly related field and two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.


    Preferred qualifications include: Graduate coursework in archival management; demonstrated knowledge of current archival methods and practice, including MPLP, DACS, MARC21, and Dublin Core metadata standards; archival appraisal, arrangement, cataloging, and preservation experience; demonstrated organizational and analytical abilities; knowledge of Mississippi history and government; supervisory and project management experience; strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills; knowledge of MS Word, Excel and SQL; ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member; ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 pounds; a willingness to work with dirty materials.


    MDAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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    Our Mission: By preserving Mississippi’s diverse historic resources and sharing them with people around the world, MDAH inspires discovery of stories that connect our lives and shape our future.


  • 08 Jan 2019 1:18 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Processing Assistant II, Historical Manuscripts & Archives. The processing assistant will assist in the arrangement and description of manuscript collections.  He/She will follow established policies and procedures and work closely with the Assistant Curator of Historical Manuscripts.


    For more information, visit https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=585&site=1

  • 07 Jan 2019 11:43 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is recruiting a Historic Resources Specialist I, Outreach Programs Coordinator to serve in the Education Section of the Programs and Communication and Division. The incumbent serves in the Education section of the Programs and Communication division. The outreach coordinator fosters connections between educators and MDAH’s educational resources. The incumbent is responsible for:

    • Educator outreach (newsletter distribution; Teacher Advisory Group; classroom visits)
    • Traveling trunks and traveling exhibits (shipping/receiving; aiding in updating)
    • Attending conferences as a presenter or exhibitor
    • Aiding in the Mississippi History Day program
    • Researching/updating/creating lesson plans
    • Contacting schools about learning opportunities
    • Aiding in research/creation of site education materials
    • Helping with annual education events
    • Other duties as assigned 

    Education and experience must meet one of the following criteria:

    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university and one (1) year of experience 

    Preferred qualifications include:  The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills (oral and written), experience in public speaking, ability to perform administrative tasks, computer skills including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Etc.), and PC/Mac video editing experience.  The incumbent must be able to lift 50 lbs., stand for extended periods of time, and work outdoor events.

     

    To apply for this position online, please go to the Mississippi State Personnel Board at www.mspb.ms.gov and submit an e-application. Once on the website click on 'Job Seekers', a listing of all job openings will appear. This opening will be listed as Historic Resources Specialist I. If you need more information about the application process please contact Diane Mattox, human resources director, at 601-576-6866.

     

    Starting Annual Salary: $29,500.00

     

    Deadline for receiving applications: January 21, 2019

     

    MDAH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    Our Mission: By preserving Mississippi’s diverse historic resources and sharing them with people around the world, MDAH inspires discovery of stories that connect our lives and shape our future"

        

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