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Are you innovative, energetic, and curious? Do you believe in working collaboratively with awinning attitude to advance the mission of libraries? Then the Waco-McLennan County Library wants you to join its team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about providing excellent library services to the community and excited about new challenges. The ideal candidate will be flexible, friendly, self-motivated, and ready to contribute to the library’s success. For a full description, click on Job Announcement.pdf.
Basic Function: As the chief executive officer of the library, the Director plans, organizes, directs, evaluates, and reviews the library’s resources, personnel, facilities, services and programs to respond to the needs of the community. The Director operates under the executive direction of the Library Board of Trustees. Work includes developing and monitoring budget resources, planning and implementing overall library goals and objectives, oversight of staff and services.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This is a professional position, which requires an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science with a minimum of 5 years Library administration experience and 5 years of supervisory experience in management and leadership in a library setting. A broad knowledge of the principles and practices of librarianship is required. Essential skills include: excellent managerial, financial, planning and analytical capacity; ability to communicate with diverse groups concerning library affairs; ability to handle critical incidents and resolve conflicts involving customers, staff, materials, or facilities; initiative, awareness and vision in developing library services, and skill in building and maintaining effective relationships with the Library Board, staff and community. Successful experience reporting to a governing board, developing a building program and experience evaluating new services and technologies are essential. In general, the position requires the ability to identify and focus on future needs of the library and make plans and preparations to meet those needs.
Essential duties and responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:
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, exempt position. Hours and workdays may vary.
Salary & Benefits: Salary range is $70,000-$75,000 plus annually; commensurate with education and experience. Full state benefits package including state health and life insurance, basic dental and vision insurance, state approved holidays throughout the year, paid sick and vacation leave, and participation in state retirement and deferred compensation.
Posted: 04/24/2023 Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Contact: Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application online at https://www.mclsms.org/employment.php, in person at any MCLS branch or by mail to Jerry Valdez, Search Committee Chair, 102 Priestley St., Canton, MS 39046 by May 15, 2023.
This job description is subject to be changed by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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 giving consideration to full qualifications.)
Madison County Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Are you innovative, energetic, and curious? Do you believe in working collaboratively with a winning attitude to advance the mission of libraries? Then the Waco-McLennan County Library wants you to join its team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about providing excellent library services to the community and excited about new challenges. The ideal candidate will be flexible, friendly, self-motivated, and ready to contribute to the library’s success.
The Branch Manager works with the Library Director in furthering the library’s mission and accomplishing goals. The incumbent performs a variety of professional librarian duties including, but not limited to:
Plan, organize, administer, and evaluate the operations activities of the branch, including facilities, equipment, and branch security issues.
Oversee the preparation, administration, and expenditures of assigned branch budget.
Supervise the Circulation and Reference staff in day-to-day operations, set schedules, and assign job tasks.
Perform supervisory functions by: interviewing, selecting, training, evaluating, disciplining, developing, and terminating staff; providing staff with the resources, equipment, tools, and knowledge necessary to perform and improve services; and guides employee work efforts in being successful, creative, and resourceful.
Interpret library policy concerning the circulation of library materials.
Develop and maintain the collections by reviewing, evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and withdrawing materials.
Provide excellent customer service to patrons by assisting patrons with reference, readers’ advisory, and general computer questions.
Tabulate daily collections, prepare bank deposits, and manage cash system.
Gather, compile, evaluate, and analyze data for reports and prepare statistical and analytical report of branch activities and operations.
Organize, maintain, and purchase appropriate supplies.
Deal with patron complaints and problems patiently, decisively, and within the set policies.
Develop, plan, administer and promote programs and services to community.
Knowledge of and commitment to excellent customer service principles and practices.
Advanced knowledge of library policies, procedures, services, and resources.
Special knowledge of publishing trends, authors, titles, and reading interests of adults.
Library classification, cataloging, and acquisition protocols.
Collection development, evaluation, and reference principles.
Developing and managing Library plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.
Managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and coaching to improve staff performance.
Identifying library collection issues and developing suggestions for enhancements.
Ability to exercise initiative, leadership and independent judgment.
Ability to organize work, set priorities, use time effectively, and meet deadlines.
Ability to multi-task and work with frequent interruptions.
Ability to interact with people of varying personalities and ages in a variety of situations.
Ability to analyze and creatively solve problems, and resolve disputes and grievances.
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution AND Four years of library experience, including supervisory and program management experience.
Applicants must apply online at the City of Waco website. www.waco-texas.com
MINIMUM SALARY: $65,000 Annually
WHY WORK FOR WACO:
Meaningful and challenging work
Make a difference and improve communities
Competitive Salary and Benefits
Full Range of Benefits, including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance
Mandatory TMRS Retirement Plan with a 2:1 City Match
Education Assistance Program
Paid Parental Leave
Chance to do work you are passionate about
UAM, one of twenty campuses of the University of Arkansas System, is located in southeastern Arkansas in the beautiful timberlands, rich in outdoor recreation activities, and approximately 100 miles south of Little Rock. UAM is a comprehensive, residential and commuter, undergraduate institution also offering selected master’s degree programs.
Summary of Job Duties:
In charge of the Library's Special Collections, including the University Archives and government documents; provides reference help and information literacy; serves as liaison to academic departments; participates in library planning and university shared governance.
Candidate must have a master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science, and have superior oral and written communication skills.
A second degree in a related field is desirable.
Commensurate with education and experience.
Required Documents to Apply:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
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The North Little Rock Public Library System is launching a mobile branch! Come work with us in beautiful Central Arkansas. You'll love the new STEAM-enhanced custom bus and sharing library resources for life-long learning. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, paid holidays, personal time, and a pension plan. Initial salaries are based on education and experience starting at $33,280-$52,000. Open until filled.
Mobile Library Branch Manager
Do you have a passion for taking library services and events out into the community? The North Little Rock Public Library System is launching a mobile branch and seeking a hardworking self-starter to lead our Outreach team as the Mobile Library Branch Manager. In this role, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing all branch operations, building relationships and partnerships to promote and provide services, developing educational and fun opportunities for all ages, and serving on the library's management team. The successful candidate must possess a Chauffeur's License and a Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school and at least ten years of related experience OR a Bachelor's degree and at least fifteen years of related experience OR any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job. If you're ready to lead our mobile branch and share library resources for life-long learning, apply today with your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outreach Services Associate
The North Little Rock Public Library System is seeking an energetic and collaborative Outreach Librarian to provide direct customer service to patrons on the Mobile Library. As an Outreach Services Associate, you will build relationships with community members and partner organizations to promote library services. The successful candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree with MLS preferred, strong customer service skills, experience working with children, Spanish fluency preferred, and possess or attain a Chauffeur’s License. An appreciation of books and movies for enthusiastic Reader’s Advisory and considerable ability to navigate online and use computers, e-reader devices, smartphones, and tablets would be valuable. If you'd enjoy creating Storytimes and sharing library resources with maker-related and other programming, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Department: Circulation and Course Reserves - Posting End Date: 12:01 a.m. CT 04/20/2023
The library supervisor hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates a staff of approximately 15 part-time hourly and student employees. The supervisor coordinates the work-student and hourly employee operations and services at User Services service points, Mullins Library Help Desk, and Multimedia Services, in addition to building a standardized training program alongside the User Services Coordinator and Research & Instruction Librarian partner. This position assists the Physics Library Supervisor with desk staff coverage when needed; arranges cross-unit training of all staff to assist with stacks maintenance, multimedia services, and other public services; creates permanent shift schedules each semester and posts the weekly schedule for service desks reflecting any changes to the schedule due to time-off requests; and helps provide supervision, training, and leadership guidance for desk and service activities to other full-time employees. The supervisor resolves patron disputes and provides courteous and professional services to patrons throughout service areas and responds to and refers patrons as appropriate and monitors for building security-related matters and coordinates with UAPD in handing building security and library patron safety-related incidents. Occasional evening and/or weekend shifts may be required to cover part-time employees’ absences, especially at the end of the semester when Mullins Library operates under extended hours. This position reports to the User Services Coordinator.
This position is expected to report to campus and provide on-site library services during inclement weather events in accordance with Mullins Library’s Inclement Weather policy.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Minimum Qualifications (education and experience only):
Applicable equivalencies may be considered on the above qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications (education and experience only):
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proof of Veteran Status
Recruitment Contact Information:
Dennis Stephenson, User Services Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS
Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
When completing your application, please upload the following: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three current references (names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers). Candidates who received international degrees in library and information science not accredited by ALA will need to submit the foreign credential evaluation determination.
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The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
The Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock invites applications for a newly created Teaching and Learning Librarian position. The Teaching and Learning Librarian supports campus-wide student success initiatives through learner-centered information literacy instruction, innovative outreach, and extraordinary customer service. This position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will work both independently and collaboratively with library colleagues and campus partners to contribute to a shared vision of the Ottenheimer Library's role in learner success. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
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