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  • 14 Jan 2021 8:05 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Central Arkansas Library System is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator for the Rock It! Lab—an entrepreneur hub aimed at helping under-resourced entrepreneurs with education and resources to develop and succeed in their businesses.  This grant-funded position is new and needs someone who has start-up business knowledge, a strong desire to help others, and the ability to visualize and execute ideas quickly.  Essential duties include planning, developing, and implementing all aspects of the program including but not limited to recruiting entrepreneurs and partners, planning and executing events, collecting and maintaining data, and researching.  The Program Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Rock It! Lab and assist in the development and implementation of programming in the COX Building.  Candidate must be strongly motivated to help entrepreneurs and have superior organizational and project management skills to successfully implement and maintain the project in a short timeframe.  Additional qualifications include holding a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area with at least 3 years of related work experience, or equivalent education and experience. The salary range starts at $40,185 and includes excellent benefits. The grant will last 12 months.  Interested candidates should send application and resume with subject line: Rock It! Lab to adminjobs@cals.org.  Position open until filled, and candidate must be able to start right away. 

    To view the job description for this position and to see info about other job opportunities, go to https://cals.org/job-opportunities/

  • 11 Jan 2021 7:42 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Lead a dynamic and thriving public library and regional library system in Southeast Kansas. Capable and experienced librarians are invited to pursue this unusual opportunity to serve as the new director of both the Iola Public Library and the fifteen-county multitype Southeast Kansas Library System. The director will continue and enhance existing services, and partner with the community and with member libraries to explore new and innovative directions. The successful candidate will develop relationships, foster strong service oriented teams, and demonstrate effective management and interpersonal skills at the local and regional levels. A strong commitment to service and the ability to build strong relationships in forming a vision for the future are essential. Active legislative advocacy and participation in statewide library programs and organizations are required. 

    The Library and Regional System: The Iola Public Library is a thriving and progressive community library with a budget of $300,000 offering strong collections, excellent Internet access, a commitment to customer service and strong community partnerships. The Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS), with headquarters in the Iola Public Library, is one of the seven Kansas regional library systems. Serving over 100 member libraries with a budget of $1.9 million (primarily from local property taxes), SEKLS provides a broad range of innovative services to its member libraries, including financial grant programs, a shared open source library catalog with 47 participating libraries, participation in the statewide materials delivery service, and consulting and training support. 

    The Community and Region: Iola is a community of 5,300 providing quality rural living just 95 miles south of Kansas City, and within two hours of five metropolitan areas and the Ozark Mountain scenic region. Iola has well developed recreation, education, arts and health resources, including a community college, an excellent school system, a community theater and a fine arts center, a new regional hospital, parks and extensive trail systems. Southeast Kansas is a rural fifteen-county area with a state university, six community colleges, and a diverse range of small and medium size public libraries.

    Responsibilities: The Director will serve as chief executive of both the Iola Public Library and the Southeast Kansas Library System (SEKLS), reporting to the Iola Public Library Board and the SEKLS System Board and a nine member executive board. In addition the Director is responsible to the State Library of Kansas Board for approval of annual budgets and service plans. The Director will develop and manage annual budgets, lead planning and implementation of programs and services to meet goals, supervise and motivate library and system staff to deliver services that meet the needs of library users and member libraries.

    Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, and a minimum of five years relevant experience, including at least two years experience in an administrative position. Essential personal qualities are leadership initiative, ability to work in a constructive and cooperative manner with a diverse range of personnel, governing bodies, colleagues and member institutions and government officials. The Library Director, through responsiveness, understanding, and energy will motivate an outstanding team of board, staff and member libraries to position the library and system at the forefront of library service. Experience with both public libraries and library cooperatives, and working with a board or boards, is preferred.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Compensation: $80,000 – 85,000 annually, dependent upon qualifications, with an attractive benefits package.             

    Apply via email with a cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to sekls.search@gmail.com .  This Position will close February 21, 2021. 

    Further Information: contact Jim Minges at Minges & Associates at sekls.search@gmail.com

    or Phone (913) 948-0615

  • 6 Jan 2021 2:17 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Assistant Branch Manager—Full-time public service position at the Maumelle Library. Candidate will assist in providing leadership to staff, troubleshoot and solve problems, and work to set a positive tone with the library and with the staff. Ability to handle problematic behavior and situations with ease and a good attitude is essential. Candidate will take part in teen program planning and coordination. Experience working with adults, children, teens, and large groups is preferred. Ability to balance a wide array of tasks that range from management and scheduling to patron and staff support, as well as day-to-day library operations, is required. Approach to leadership must be collaborative, kind, and team oriented. Familiarity with technology and digital media, the ability to provide instructional assistance on devices, and excellent communication and customer services skills required. Familiarity with popular reading and entertainment materials desirable. Salary range starts at $35,963 and includes excellent benefits. Send resume and application with the heading “Assistant Branch Manager” to maumellelibraryjobs@cals.org. This position closes January 19, 2021.

    Check out our website for other openings at https://cals.org/job-opportunities/



  • 4 Jan 2021 7:19 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

     

    CITY of OMAHA HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT DEBORAH K. SANDER, DIRECTOR

    Posted: December 29, 2020 This exam is OPEN COMPETITIVE for:

    LIBRARIAN I

    Application Deadline:

     

    Nature of Work:

     

     

    Education and Experience Requirement:

     

     

     

    Special Qualifications:

     

     

    Who Can Apply:

     

    January 21, 2021

    This is entry-level professional library work. Work includes providing customer service; making recommendations for materials acquisition; performing reference work in general and/or specialty fields; and planning and delivering outreach and programs. Work may also include assigning and following up on the work of para-professional and clerical employees.

     

    (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) Master of Library Science degree or Master of Science in Library or Information Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) OR

    Bachelor’s degree AND three (3) years of experience working in a library or related experience in teaching, recreation, social work, or a related field OR any equivalent combination of education and experience.

     

    Must register for Nebraska Public Librarian Certification through the Nebraska Library Commission within 30 days of the hiring date. Must complete necessary continuing education requirements to keep certification current while employed by the Omaha Public Library. Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to locations throughout the City during the course of the work day.

     

    Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

    How To Apply:

    Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

    Contact Points:

    City of Omaha, Human Resources Department, 1819 Farnam St., Suite 506, Omaha, NE 68183

    Phone: (402) 444-5300 Fax: (402) 444-5317; Web: www.cityofomaha.org Email: peremploy@cityofomaha.org

    Required Forms:

    On-line Application: including Applicant's Authorization to Release Information, Equal Employment Opportunities Form (Record Keeping Only) and ADA notice.

    Examination Information:

    The examination will consist of a training and experience form designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills and abilities of the position. The training and experience form will be given to candidates who have had their applications reviewed by a recruiter and accepted to test for the position. The form must be completed and returned to the Human Resources Department by January 29, 2021 (passing score 60%). Final eligibility list will be an overall score with the Training & Experience form weighted 100%.

    Salary Range:

    $55,348.80 with step increases to $67,080.00 Annual

    Benefits:

     

     

     

    Conditions of Employment:

    Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years, sick leave, and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at www.cityofomaha.org (under the Employment section, Benefits link) for detailed information.

     

    Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination. APPLICANTS REQUIRING AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE EXAMINATION BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION OR AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE

    EXAMINATION BY EMAILING peremploy@cityofomaha.org

    Veteran's Points:

     

     

     

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    For Open Competitive Applicants: To claim 5 points for Veteran’s preference, you must submit proof of service (such as a DD-214) that includes date of induction, date of honorable separation, and date of honorable separation, and Social Security number. (You must have completed more than 180 consecutive days of active duty.) To receive an additional 5 points credit for disability, you must submit proof of eligibility from Veterans Administration dated within the last 12 months. This information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 1/29/2021.

     

    Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer or other technology using standard or customized computer or systems software applications appropriate to the assigned tasks. Knowledge of standard library principles, procedures, services, and materials. Knowledge of library reference and research tools. Knowledge of reader interest levels, books, and authors. Ability to learn and adapt to advances in computer and electronics device technology and software. Ability to view printed text on book bindings to retrieve library materials. Ability to use tact and diplomacy when interacting with difficult patrons. Ability to maintain patron confidentiality. Ability to maintain accurate records of cash reports, circulation statistics, and other library reporting requirements. 3 Ability to stimulate patron interest in library resources. Ability to assign, oversee, and evaluate the work of para- professional and clerical employees. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally, and to deliver presentations and answer questions.

    FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB CLASSIFICATION GO TO THE CITY OF OMAHA

    WEBSITE hr.cityofomaha.org                                                 EOE

  • 4 Dec 2020 6:46 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Full-time public service position at the Terry Library. Seeking energetic, team-oriented applicants willing to exemplify excellent customer service skills and assist with daily library operations. Responsibilities include creating and implementing programs for children, creating displays, creating printed and digital materials and promotions, answering patron questions, information searching, basic computer troubleshooting, and clerical duties as assigned. Familiarity with digital devices and resources, ability to provide instructional assistance, and excellent communication and customer service skills are required. Familiarity with children and teen literature and entertainment materials desirable. Must be able to work some nights and weekends. Salary range starts at $13.10 per hour and includes an excellent benefits package. Send resume and application no later than December 16, 2020 to terrylibraryjobs@cals.org 

  • 24 Nov 2020 1:27 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Adult Services Librarian

    Head of Adult Programming for Faulkner County Libraries 

    Reports To

    The Adult Services Librarian will report to the Library Director.

    Job Overview

    This is a full-time, exempt professional position responsible for professional and supervisory work in planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive slate of library programming for all ages with an emphasis in Adult Services in accordance with the Library's mission and vision. This position participates in the the public service functions of the library.

    Level of Authority

    Performs duties with only general direction and defined latitude for independent action and decisions commensurate with demonstrated ability.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Plan, coordinate, promote, implement, and participate in programming for all ages with an emphasis on Adult Programming, including community outreach. Delegate appropriately to other staff.

    Schedule meeting rooms for public groups.

    Maintain records and statistics related to the Library’s adult programming.

    Work public desks as needed.

    Market and promote programs by writing and designing publicity materials including event flyers, social media posts, electronic newsletters, and signage.

    Act as Person-In-Charge in absence of other managers.

    Perform outreach programs where appropriate.

    Prepare and monitor budget for areas of responsibility, generating budget reports and analyses as required.

    • §   Train the public in the use of library resources and equipment, including online catalog and databases.

    Provide reference service as time permits.

    Qualifications

    Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid Arkansas driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Selected applicant must have reliable access to transportation. Professional experience in related fields preferred but not required.

    Starting salary

    $27,040.

     To apply, go to https://www.arjoblink.arkansas.gov/ada/r/jobs/2782705.

  • 20 Nov 2020 2:02 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library is seeking an experienced professional to serve in the capacity of Information Technology Coordinator.

    Summary of Job Duties:

    The Information Technology Coordinator is a position within Information Technology Services that is responsible for overseeing the technical operations of the Ottenheimer Library, Sequoyah National Research Center, Center for Arkansas History and Culture, and UA Little Rock Downtown. In this role, the coordinator will collaborate with personnel throughout the university, and with external partners to develop and manage leading-edge, technology-rich library and archival services. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

    Qualifications:

    Required Education and/or Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent of education and work experience plus a minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional experience.

    Preferred Education and/or Experience:

    Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization, five (5) years of relevant experience, plus 1 year of supervisory experience. Experience providing training and instruction to colleagues, other faculty, and students. Experience with Windows Server administration, systems management and automation, scripting, database administration, Pharos, ArcGIS, MySQL, and archival/library applications.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist directors from each unit in developing and maintaining the division's technology vision, strategy, policies, standards, and replacement plans;
    • Provide direct support to users both virtually and in-person in a responsive, customer service-focused manner;
    • Administer ( daily maintenance, updates, upgrades, backups, troubleshooting, etc.) all non-ILS (integrated library system) and non-discovery-related servers and perform systems administration and configuration work ( examples include digital repository, file servers, databases, ArchivesSpace, websites (WordPress), print management, etc.);
    • Manage a partnership with central IT Services and with other distributed technology services units to ensure service level quality and coordinate user support activities with IT Services;
    • Coordinate as necessary with the service desk operation within IT Services;
    • Oversee service level quality with external vendors;
    • Perform systems management for all technology, including setups, configurations, repairs, deployments, software updates, patch management, and inventories;
    • Manage all Library, CAHC, SNRC, and UA Little Rock Downtown technology projects according to project management principles;
    • Develop and oversee the technology-related business continuity and disaster recovery plans for the units;
    • Ensure the documentation of procedures, standards, project management activities, and change control processes;
    • Consult with users on a variety of technology issues, including new equipment purchases, software options, and other solutions;
    • Report on status, success, problems, and outages in a professional and timely manner;
    • The units’ operation includes some 24/7 services, so this position includes an expectation that the employee will be able to respond to problems after hours, at night, and on weekends;
    • Develop and conduct training workshops;
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated technical competency;
    • Strong technical documentation skills;
    • Ability to apply proven analytical and problem-solving abilities;
    • Experience monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies;
    • Commitment to excellent customer service;
    • Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Ability to handle and oversee multiple projects and tasks at one time;
    • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language;
    • Ability to work independently and in groups;
    • Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegial environment;
    • Self-motivated and directed;
    • Keen attention to detail;
    • On-call availability.

    Salary Information:


    Required Documents to Apply:

    Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume


    Optional Documents:


    Additional Information:

    Required Documents:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    • List of Three (3) References

    Salary: $60,000

    To apply visit:

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    https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/job/Little-Rock/Information-Technology-Coordinator_R0001432
  • 18 Nov 2020 10:43 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    LIBRARIAN II

    Application Deadline:

     

    Nature of Work:

     

     

    Education and Experience Requirement:

     

     

     

    Special Qualifications:

     

     

     

    Who Can Apply:

    December 18, 2020

    This is professional library work managing the operations of a branch library or major division. Work includes expending branch or departmental budgets; implementing policies; providing customer service; promoting library services; and planning and directing the work of subordinate professional, para-professional, and clerical personnel.

    (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.) Master of Library Science degree or Master of Science in Library or Information Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). AND Three

    (3) years of experience in professional library work, and if assigned to computer hardware/software maintenance duties, that library experience includes two (2) years of experience in the installation of computer hardware and the installation and modification of software packages.

    Must register for Nebraska Public Librarian Certification through the Nebraska Library Commission within 30 days of the hiring date. Must complete necessary continuing education requirements to keep certification current while employed by the Omaha Public Library. Must be able to transport oneself or coordinate transportation to locations throughout the City during the course of the work day. Must be able to work flexible schedules that include evenings and weekends.

    Any person who meets the qualifications and other requirements described in this posting.

    How To Apply:

    Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to check and ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.

    Contact Points:

    City of Omaha, Human Resources Department, 1819 Farnam St., Suite 506, Omaha, NE 68183

    Phone: (402) 444-5300 Fax: (402) 444-5317; Web: www.cityofomaha.org Email: peremploy@cityofomaha.org

    Required Forms:

    On-line Application: including Applicant's Authorization to Release Information, Equal Employment Opportunities Form (Record Keeping Only) and ADA notice.

    Examination Information:

    The examination will consist of a structured oral interview, which will be scheduled for a later date for candidates who have had their application reviewed by a recruiter and accepted for the position. The structured interview is designed to assess job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. The final eligibility list will be assembled from those candidates achieving a passing score of 60% on the structured interview (100% weight).

    Salary Range:

    $64,812.80 with step increases to $77,771.20 Annual

    Benefits:

     

     

     

    Conditions of Employment:

    Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years, sick leave, and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee group health insurance which includes major medical for individual or Family plan; Cash Pension Program, plus Social Security. See our website at www.cityofomaha.org (under the Employment section, Benefits link) for detailed information.

    Candidates must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination. APPLICANTS REQUIRING AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE EXAMINATION BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION OR AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE

    EXAMINATION BY EMAILING peremploy@cityofomaha.org

    Veteran's Points:

     

     

     

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    For Open Competitive Applicants: To claim 5 points for Veteran’s preference, you must submit proof of service (such as a DD-214) that includes date of induction, date of honorable separation, and date of honorable separation, and Social Security number. (You must have completed more than 180 consecutive days of active duty.) To receive an additional 5 points credit for disability, you must submit proof of eligibility from Veterans Administration dated within the last 12 months. This information must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by 12/18/2020.

    Knowledge of and ability to operate a computer or other technology using standard or customized computer or systems software applications appropriate to the assigned tasks. Knowledge of standard library principles, procedures, services, and materials. Knowledge of library reference and research tools. Knowledge of reader interest levels, books, and authors. Knowledge of new and emerging technologies and their implications for libraries. Skill in hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, inspecting, and evaluating the work of subordinate personnel. Ability to learn and adapt to advances in computer and electronics device technology and software. Ability to view printed text on book bindings to retrieve library materials. Ability to use tact and diplomacy when interacting with difficult patrons. Ability to maintain patron confidentiality. Ability to analyze community needs and plan, develop, and deliver appropriate programs for targeted groups. Ability to interpret library policies, procedures, goals, and objectives. Ability to interpret municipal codes, personnel policies, and procedures.

    FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB CLASSIFICATION GO TO THE CITY OF OMAHA

    WEBSITE hr.cityofomaha.org                                                 EOE

     


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