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  • 4 Jan 2019 10:37 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Information Services Supervisor

    Please apply for this position through our web application at http://www.kclibrary.org/jobs. We will only be accepting applications submitted through this system.

    Under immediate supervision of Director of Central Library Operations, this position is responsible for the provision of Information Services by leading the Information Services staff at the Central Library and is responsible for the daily operations of the Central Library  In the absence of Director of Central Library Operations. Key functions include responsibility for adequate staffing and assures provision of services; the supervision, hiring, training, scheduling, and the evaluation of information services staff; teaches and facilitates use of library resources; provides high quality information and readers’ advisory service; and Maintains the physical and electronic Reference Collections. Requirements include the ability to deal in an effective and courteous manner with adults, youth and children on a daily basis; the ability to establish and maintain effective cooperative and positive working relationships with library staff, professionals in other organizations, community groups and community members; the ability to plan, analyze, carry out projects, consult and offer advice;  effective communication skills; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work, particularly information services; and the ability to exhibit patience, cultural sensitivity, and establish boundaries and mutual respect with patrons. Minimum qualifications include an M.L.S. degree and professional library experience with emphasis on information services and supervision, or the equivalent combination of advanced degree and work experience.  Salary $46,267 DOQ plus excellent benefits. This position is open until filled. Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 


  • 4 Jan 2019 10:36 AM | Maureen Huseman (Administrator)

    Seeking a Research Librarian (Government and Finance Division)

    Open: 12/06/2018 – 1/10/2019

    Salary: $68,036 to $88,450 per year

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a Research Librarian for the Government & Finance Division (G&F).

    This position will provide research and library services to CRS colleagues and congressional clients in areas covered by G&F, such as appropriations, budgeting, Congress, cybersecurity, economic policy, elections, emergency management, executive and judicial branch oversight, financial services, legislative process, and public finance.

    Research Librarians work individually and as part of a team to provide research and library services across the full range of policy areas covered by the division and author products used each year by thousands of congressional clients on topics that include appointments/nominations, appropriations status tracking, federal awards tracking, federal disaster assistance programs, federal employees, grants work in a congressional office, and various types of congressional and legislative information.

    CRS works exclusively for the U.S. Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.

    CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and committees.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518711800.


  • 21 Dec 2018 9:04 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    State Library Manager

    Agency: Arkansas State Library

    Section: Library Development

    Date Posted: 12/21/2018

    Posting Expires: 01/21/2019

    Summary

    The State Library Manager is responsible for supervising assigned professional and support staff, developing division/department or program policies and procedures, and ensuring adherence to policies and procedures, overall program design and development for a statewide or department wide program, and participating in the strategic planning process. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

    Typical Functions

    Manages and oversees the operation of a library section or program. Oversees the development of budget, equipment, and personnel services for the section. Directs, evaluates, and approves activities of the professional and support staff. Consults with academic, public, school, and special libraries in relation to developing or revising a program or service. Participates in formulating and administering library policies and long-range goals and objectives. Performs related administrative duties such as the preparation of reports, questionnaires, and surveys. Interprets legislation, policies, and procedures on use of library services. Provides professional assistance to library administrators, library trustees, and local officials on library development and services. Represents library at various local, state, and national meetings. Assists in preparing annual budget. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Special Job Dimensions

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

    Knowledge of the functions and operations of a library. Knowledge of library resources available in local, general, and regional networks. Knowledge of professional literature resources and those unique to the particular subject in which employed. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational and human resources management. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to supervise employees, administer work plans, and evaluate progress. Ability to analyze statistical data and prepare reports. Ability to provide technical assistance to other libraries in the development and administration of various library programs and services.

    Minimum Education and/or Experience

    The formal educational equivalent of a master’s degree in library science or a related field; plus four years of professional library experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

    Job Details

    Position No.: 22082103

    Class Code: E021C

    Grade: GS09

    Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $57,755.00 per year

    Background
    check required? No

    Job Type: Full Time

    Location Information

    Job City: Little Rock

    Job County/Region: Pulaski

    Contact Information

    Contact name: Jennifer Chilcoat

    Phone: 682-2863

    Email: JenniferC@library.arkansas.gov

  • 20 Dec 2018 7:59 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    The Central Arkansas Library System seeks a Community Resource Specialist to provide information, support, referrals and assistance to customers experiencing life challenges. This position will support patrons who have mental health, substance use, homelessness and exclusion issues; serve as a resource and model to library staff to work effectively with patrons; collaborate with community members and agencies to address the systemic issues and needs faced by at-risk library patrons who spend time in and around the CALS Libraries. Candidate must have knowledge of resources and social services available in the areas CALS serves, strong commitment and dedication to serve with compassion, and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with library staff, community, city agencies and the public.  Master’s degree in Social Work, license preferred, plus 5 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent benefits.  Please send cover letter and resume to adminjobs@cals.org by 1/16/2019.

    https://cals.org/job-opportunities/

     

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