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  • 30 Jan 2018 1:43 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Posting Date:   January 22, 2017                                                Removal date:  Until Filled

    Location:           SENATOBIA, MS

    Position:            BRANCH HEAD LIBRARIAN

    Department:     SENATOBIA/COLDWATER

    Reports to:     BARBARA EVANS

    Status:                 P Exempt       Non-Exempt    (Full-Time)                                               


    The Head Librarian is responsible for planning and administering programs for the library and oversees the daily operations of multiple branches.   Supervises the Library Assistants and other branch personnel, which includes scheduling, hiring, training, task assignment, motivating, and evaluations.  Supports the Library System’s mission, goals and strategic plan.  Keeps in touch with library developments by attending in-service workshops and conferences. Help plan special library activities such as the Summer Library Program, Book Talks, etc.  Coordinates the selection of library materials for the branch. Maintains a good relationship with local advisory board, county and city officials, area private and public schools, Friends group, area civic clubs as well as with Headquarters staff.   Makes commitments for public speaking to discuss library-related activities, and takes an active part in professional activities within the State.


        2+ years of professional public library experience and supervisory experience required.

        Ability to travel within First Regional Library system.

        Must have knowledge and ability to use current technologies including social media, library’s computerized circulation system, and computer software applications including Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.  

        Ability to communicate effectively, patiently and courteously with Library employees, patrons and other community members especially in articulating and enforcing Library policies.

        Ability to coach and mentor library staff.

        Exhibit a positive and enthusiastic approach to public library service.

        Ability to lift/move library materials from overhead and from the floor as well setup tables and move chairs for library programs

        Must be able to work mornings, evenings, and some weekends.

        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

        Excellent interpersonal skills to interact at all levels


    Starting annual salary $45,600.   Benefits includes medical, dental, vision & life insurance; participation in PERS of Mississippi Retirement Plan.


    Master's degree in Library Science from ALA accredited school in public libraries required.  Two to five years professional public library experience and supervisory experience required.

    For more information apply online at firstregional.org 

    Email online application to bevans@firstregional.org

    EOE minorities/female/disabled/veteran                     

  • 25 Jan 2018 9:53 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)

    Position Title: Coordinator of Reference Services


    Brief Description:  Mississippi College is seeking an energetic Coordinator of Reference Services to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  We are looking for a person that is a team player, flexible, can communicate well and enjoys teaching.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.


    The Coordinator of Reference Services is the leader of the Reference Services team of four librarians who provide the library’s instructional and reference functions.  This librarian also serves as a liaison to academic departments.  This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


    Minimum Education Required:  MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited program.


    Experience Required: Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional library experience. 


    Experience Preferred: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.  Evidence of effective teaching, leadership and supervisory skills and experience. Experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications for reference and instruction. Experience with and strong commitment to reference services, library instruction and information literacy principles.


    Reports to: Library Director.


    Skills needed

    • Evidence of positive leadership ability.
    • Excellent organizational skills and verbal and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated teaching skills. 
    • Experience with online reference resources. 
    • Evidence of initiative and flexibility with ability to work independently and cooperatively in a changing environment. 
    • Ability to manage change and work in a team environment. 
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain effective working relationships with the public and colleagues.
    • Working knowledge of LibGuides.



    • Coordinates faculty requests for faculty instruction. Information literacy classes are scheduled and conducted as requested, with learning outcomes appropriate to the requests from the teaching faculty. 
    • Manages scheduling of the reference desk hours for library faculty and staff.
    • Coordinates the scheduling of three electronic classrooms and one conference room for library instruction, full semester courses and meetings.
    • Compiles reference and instruction statistics and writes annual report.
    • Initiates and facilitates monthly reference librarian/staff meetings.
    • Participates in collaborative efforts with other librarians emphasizing information literacy instruction in the use of electronic and print resources.
    • Responsible for keeping information current on all instructional and directional web pages maintained by the library.  Recommends enhancements to web pages for instructional and directional purposes. 
    • In collaboration with the reference team and Library Director, establish mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress.

    Context: Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is a private, comprehensive, Christian university affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. MC offers over 80 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs and has an enrollment of approximately 5,100 students. The main campus is located in Clinton, MS which is about 10 miles west of the capital city of Jackson.  Leland Speed Library is student oriented, innovative and encourages professional development.  It is also viewed as a vital part of the academic program of the university. 


    Start date of June 1, 2018.  Non-locals are encouraged to apply.  Moving stipend is available. 

    To apply for this position return a cover letter, a completed Mississippi College Faculty Application, and a curriculum vitae to Heather Moore, Special Collections Librarian, Mississippi College at hsmoore@mc.edu.  A Mississippi College Faculty application can be found at http://www.mc.edu/offices/human-resources/how-to-apply/.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by February 23, 2018.  Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews.  Employment is contingent upon successful background verification. 


  • 09 Jan 2018 9:48 AM | Tina Harry (Administrator)
    Lead the Bergen County Cooperative Library System, a dynamic, forward-thinking consortium of 76 public libraries in northern New Jersey (headquartered in Hackensack) as its next Executive Director. Implementing BCCLS’s first strategic plan, the new Executive Director, in collaboration with member libraries, will focus on the core values of efficiencies and stewardship of public monies, shared leadership, the wisdom of peer member libraries, and the public it serves. The successful candidate will exhibit superior leadership, communication, advocacy and problem-solving skills, have an intellectual curiosity and be open to new ideas and innovation. With a dedicated, motivated staff of 11FTE and a $3.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will serve BCCLS’s member libraries representing four counties (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic) in the areas of marketing, technologies, content creation and political advocacy. Understanding the unique needs of the members and envisioning the future of the organization are vital roles of the next Executive Director.

    Bergen County is in the northeastern corner of New Jersey in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area. The County is home to nearly one million residents and enjoys vibrant and diverse business and residential communities. The County includes 9,000 acres of land dedicated to cultural and recreational opportunities including 21 parks, horseback riding areas, 38 museums and historic sites. Bergen County offers an outstanding quality of life, an educated workforce, diverse housing stock, and award-winning schools. For additional information on BCCLS and Bergen County, visit BCCLS Links.

    Responsibilities. The BCCLS Executive Director is responsible for all administrative aspects of BCCLS services, staff, and operation. The Executive Director reports to the BCCLS Executive Board and the position is governed by the BCCLS Personnel Manual and an employment contract. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities; and services and operations with member libraries, vendors, staff, and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, see BCCLS Executive Director Position Description.

    Qualifications. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library and information Science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of five years of experience working as a professional librarian in a managerial position in a public library. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable record of achievement in public library work, proven acuity in financial planning, familiarity with ILS systems, the ability to manage a diverse and talented office staff, the ability to bring together a large group of library directors and trustees to work together for the best interests of the consortium, vision and creativity regarding the changing landscape of library services, and experience reporting to a governing board. Consortium experience is desirable.

    Compensation. The starting salary range is $130,000-155,000 with an attractive benefits package.

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