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  • 22 May 2019 5:07 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)


    An Equal Opportunity Employer


    Job Announcement: Collection Development, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Admin


    Basic Function: As Collection Development Librarian, oversees system-wide collectiondevelopment and inventory. As Cataloger, responsible for cataloging bibliographic and audiovisual materials for the general collection, as well as creating metadata for local history materials. This person will serve as a member of the Executive Planning Committee, which is responsible for developing policies, procedures, goals, and objectives for the library system and as a member of the Technology Committee, which is responsible for developing the library’s technology goals and objectives.


    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Bachelor's degree and knowledge of current library practices, technology and book purchasing required. MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited Institution is preferred. Two years of Public Library/cataloging or related experience. Familiarity with the following programs, preferred: SirsiDynix Symphony, OCLC Connexion, Microsoft Office, particularly Excel spreadsheet. Familiarity with the following standards: RDA, AACR2, MARC, Dublin Core. A minimum of five (5) years of library experience. Excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as excellent computer skills.  Ability to deal effectively with the public and other employees.


    Essential duties and responsibilities: 

    Duties and Responsibilities: Collection Development Librarian, Duties and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:


    ·         Plans, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates goals and objectives for the collection development unit

    ·         Tracking & monitoring budget purchases on SIRSI so the materials budget is spent in a timely manner

    ·         Works with vendors and publishers for acquisition of materials

    ·         Assists branches with keeping collections up to date, filling in gaps and weeding their collection

    ·         Clean CDs/DVDs using CD/DVD buffing machine

    ·         Coordinates periodical subscriptions and standing orders

    ·         Opening and checking incoming shipments

    ·         Loading and receiving items into WorkFlows

    ·         Assists with deleting lost and discarded books from the database

    ·         Processing of new and gift materials (includes inserting security strips, attaching mylar jackets, creating Colibri covers, placement of AV materials into protective cases, placing ratings stickers on DVDs, placement of genre stickers and “NEW BOOK” tape, etc.)

    ·         Assists with troubleshooting SIRSI problems

    ·         Participates in planning & implementing strategies to enhance services, collections, staff development

    ·         Keeps abreast of changes in collection development through professional literature and conferences

    ·         Cooperates as a team member with all library staff in duties essential to efficient library operations

    ·         Miscellaneous duties as assigned


    Duties and Responsibilities: Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Duties and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:


    ·         Original and copy cataloging according to AACR2, MARC and RDA standards.

    ·         Search bibliographic utility for MARC records matching items to be cataloged.

    ·         Merge bibliographic records, deleting\adding bibliographic records to SirsiDynix Symphony.

    ·         Create spine labels for cataloged items if needed.

    ·         Assist with deleting lost and discarded items from SirsiDynix Symphony.

    ·         Discharge and sort cataloged items for delivery to the branches.

    ·         Create original metadata records within a spreadsheet template according to Dublin Core standards.

    ·         Act as liaison between library system and the Mississippi Digital Library hosting institution.

    ·         Submit original metadata records to the Mississippi Digital Library.

    ·         Cooperate as a team member with all library staff in performing any professional or nonprofessional duties essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.

    ·         Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


    Physical Requirements: Performance of the essential duties of this position includes the following physical demands and/or working conditions:


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing normal duties of this job, employees may be required to sit or stand for longer periods of time and/or move from one area of the library to another.  The employee may be required to climb ladders or step stools, stoop, bend, kneel, reach, push or pull loaded book carts, lift and carry stacks of books, or move boxes of materials of considerable weight from one location to another.  The employee may be required to lift up to 35 pounds.  The employee should have sufficient vision and hand/eye coordination to perform repetitive movements and job duties. Tasks require visual perception and discrimination as well as oral communications ability.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    HOURS:  This is a full-time, non-exempt position.  Hours are Monday – Friday. 

    Salary & Benefits: $35,000 - $40,000 starting range Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A comprehensive state benefits plan includes paid holidays and sick leave, health and life insurance, basic dental and vision insurance, state retirement, and deferred compensation.

    Posted: May 22, 2019                         Application Deadline:  Open until filled

    Available: July 1, 2019

    Contact: Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application online at http://www.mclsms.org/employment.php , in person at any MCLS branch or by mail to MCLS Director, 102 Priestley St., Canton, MS 39046.  

    All applicants are required to fill out a complete and accurate MCLS job application. Resumes supported by transcripts, copies of degrees and continuous education certificates are helpful in our giving consideration to your full qualifications.


    This job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.



    Madison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 16 May 2019 1:30 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The Digital Initiatives Librarian and Assistant Professor will collaborate to envision an expanded digital initiatives program for the University of Mississippi Libraries. Under the direction of the Head of the Metadata & Digital Initiatives, the incumbent will work collaboratively in a team environment to assess and implement initiatives related to digital content in the library, participate in outreach to the campus on the library’s digital and open access projects and services, assist with the development and implementation of digital preservation strategies and policies, and identify infrastructure or technologies to complement existing digital library initiatives. The University’s institutional repository and digital publications platform (http://egrove.olemiss.edu) are among the Libraries’ digital initiatives. The incumbent will also fulfill requirements of faculty status in the areas of librarianship, scholarly activities, and service.

    For more information, please visit https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Digital-Initiatives-Librarian-and-Assistant-Professor-MS-38677/559127300/

  • 16 May 2019 1:20 PM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The Washington County Library System Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic and energetic director for a one county library system headquartered in Greenville, MS with branches in Leland, Glen Allan, Avon, Arcola Hollandale and Metcalfe.  The Washington County Library System serves a diverse population of 46,221 residents.




    The Director works under the direction of the Washington County Library System Board of Trustees and meets with the board on a monthly basis.

    Supervises 18 employees

    Assist patrons

    Work with local and state officials

    Oversee the materials collection and the automation system

    Prepares the annual budget

    Oversight of Facilities

    Travel to branches, some overnight travel to meetings and training

    Take advantage of continuing education and stay up—to-date on trends affecting libraries

    On Call 24/7 for emergencies



    Masters degree from an American Library Association accredited School of Library Science

    Five years of supervisory experience

    Computer and internet experience



    Vacation and Sick Leave, health and life insurance, Cafeteria plan, Credit Union, Mississippi Public Employees Retirement System



    $50,000 - $60,000


    Please send resume in care of Kay Clanton, Washington County Library System, 341 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701

  • 22 Mar 2019 9:47 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The University of Mississippi Libraries strive to provide innovative services to our students, faculty, and staff.  In support of the ACRL Diversity Alliance Program this position seeks to increase the pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from historically underrepresented groups and follows the structure of their residency positions. This two-year, non-tenure track, appointment provides an opportunity for a recent graduate librarian to develop expertise in a functional area and contribute to an initiative of strategic importance to the Libraries. Visiting assistant professors are fully integrated members of the library faculty performing as entry-level librarians.

    This position will provide experience in academic librarianship through a broad range of activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in future library positions and contribute fully to the profession. The new faculty member will report to the Assistant Dean for Public Services who will provide oversight and consistency throughout the experience. During the first year the faculty member will participate in teaching, reference, and liaison activities and rotate through the library’s departments. Each rotation will build understanding of the library’s mission, role and structure. During the second year, the faculty member will specialize in a functional area of his or her choosing, and develop a significant project that supports one of the library’s strategic goals.

    For more information: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Librarian-and-Visiting-Assistant-Professor-MS-38677/537520400/

  • 22 Mar 2019 7:08 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System is seeking an energetic, creative, self-motivated, and forward thinking individual to be our new Youth Services and Programming Coordinator.

    The Youth Services and Programming Coordinator is responsible for the supervision and organization of all system youth services and programming functions and activities, as well as the promotion of those activities. This position also assists in the planning and implementation of branch specific programming for patrons of all ages. 

    The job description and application can be found on our website at https://www.lowndeslibrary.com/employment-opportunities.

  • 19 Mar 2019 9:37 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Librarian II
    Montgomery City-County Public Library, AL


    The Librarian II provides technical support in a specialized area such as reference, cataloging, children/youth services, circulation, and computer education. Work responsibilities include serving patrons and the public, assisting in the management of the facility, supervising or assisting in the supervision of employees, performing circulation duties, performing collection management activities, serving as experts, and performing a variety of library related duties. Qualified candidates will possess a master's degree in librarianship from a program accredited by the American Library Association or a master's degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and 1 year of professional level library experience. Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health and dental insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program. Additional job information and online application are available at www.montgomerypersonnel.com. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 PM CST on April 1, 2019.

  • 14 Mar 2019 11:08 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    TITLE: Regional Library Director

    LIBRARY: Nantahala Regional Library

    CITY: Murphy, North Carolina


    NOTE: The Nantahala Regional Library provides public library services in Cherokee, Clay and Graham Counties in Western North Carolina through four branch libraries and a bookmobile.


    SALARY: $39,611-$57,437


    QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association is required. Experience in an increasingly responsible supervisory and/or administrative position preferred. Applicants must possess or be prepared to secure NC Public Librarian Certification. Must have a thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of modern library operation and administration including integrated library systems and Internet access. Ability to prepare reports and present ideas orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, agencies, and the general public. Must be able to pass a background check.


    DUTIES: Work involves planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of the various divisions and branches of the library system; planning and working with community leaders and organizations in developing programs to meet the reading and informational needs of the service area; and performing managerial duties relating to routine procedures, personnel, and budget items. Plans, directs, supervises, and evaluates the work of members of the staff. Plans or supervises a publicity program; participates in community activities; and maintains contacts with local officials, organizations, and library patrons in order to interpret the services and objectives of the library. Prepares preliminary budgets, confers with library board and with members of board and presents budgets to government officials. Presents and interprets statistical, financial, and other reports to the board, government officials, and the public. Directs and supervises maintenance of buildings, grounds, and property and helps plan new buildings or alterations in existing buildings. Acts as executive officer of library board; helps prepare the agenda and attends all meetings; submits reports of all activities; and serves in an advisory role concerning matters of policy. Supervises material selection based on the needs of the community and within the framework of the collection development policy and the limitations of the budget. Offers advice and sets up mechanism for purchase of library materials to supply the needs of all departments of the library and for systematic weeding of the collection. Attends professional meetings; maintains active membership in state, regional, and national library associations; participates in activities of professional organizations; keeps informed on current trends and developments within the library community. Anticipates new trends in technology and ensures Internet access at all locations.


    AVAILABLE: Open until filled


    APPLY BY: April 15, 2019

    TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Director, Nantahala Regional Library, 11 Blumenthal
    Street, Murphy, NC 28906
    , fax 828-837-6416, or email to ggraham@nantahalalibrary.org.


    FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Gail Graham at 828-837-2025 or at ggraham@nantahalalibrary.org.



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