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  • 05 May 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



    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.

  • 30 Apr 2021 10:52 AM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Job Title

    This Position Reports to the:

    Assistant Librarian


    FLSA Category:


    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


    Bachelor’s degree in a related field, required


    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.

  • 15 Apr 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)

  • 14 Apr 2021 3:38 PM | Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd (Administrator)

    Position Announcement



    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.



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