Dover Public Library
The Dover Public Library seeks applicants for the position of Library Page. This is a part-time, 18 hour per week position; day, evening and weekend hours are required. Duties to include, but not limited to, shelving library materials, shelf-reading in assigned areas, emptying the book drop, working with daily transit; locating, checking in and crating materials to send to other libraries; checking in and shelving in-coming transit items. The position will also process expired holds, direct patrons to library collections and resources; and refer patrons to appropriate staff for assistance.
Qualified applicants must be able to put materials in numerical and alphabetical order. Also must be able to communicate effectively in English, using spoken and written means. Position requires standing, walking and bending all of the time, exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular basis, and considerable dexterity and skill in operating machinery, tools or office equipment.
A high school diploma or GED is preferred, in addition to prior experience shelving in a library setting. To apply, submit a City of Dover employment application to City of Dover, Attn: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 475, Dover, DE 19903. An application can be obtained from the Human Resources Department at City Hall or online at www.cityofdover.com. EOE/AA
Hourly Rate: $8.00 per hour
Closing Date: August 13, 2014
Part-Time Library Aide - Circulation
Wesley College is seeking a part-time Library Aide for our Parker Library. The position is 20-25 hours per week, primarily evenings (the library closes at midnight most nights), and some weekends, starting immediately. The Library Aide is primarily responsible for aiding students and faculty to obtain the resources they need to support the mission of Wesley College by providing the necessary resources for academic success to the college community. The position reports to the Library Director and senior library staff.
The ideal candidate will have experience working in an academic customer service oriented position and/or in a library. Schedule flexibility is also preferred, as schedules can sometimes change depending on the availability of other library aides. A high school diploma is required and comfort with Microsoft products and email, customer service experience, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of academic users.
Training on local systems and tools, as well as about Wesley College, is provided.
To be considered for the position, please submit the following to the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org: A cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references.
Full job ad available on highedjobs.com
State Librarian of Iowa
Iowa Library Services / State Library of Iowa
Closing date: August 10, 2014
Are you ready to be a state-wide library leader for America’s Heartland? The Iowa Commission on Libraries and the State Library of Iowa seek an energetic, engaged and enthusiastic professional to lead the Iowa library community as the next State Librarian. This new leader will understand the realities of contemporary libraries—school, academic, special and public—and steadily move toward a future with new programs and services, new staffing models, and new technologies—while evaluating and supporting current relevant programs and services. The successful candidate will be a change agent shaping and communicating a compelling vision for Iowa’s libraries. The State Librarian will work closely and effectively with the Iowa Department of Education as well as with national and regional library organizations.
The State Librarian is appointed by and reports to the Iowa Commission on Libraries. With a dedicated staff (36.5FTE) and a $4.5 million budget (excluding flow-through state aid funding), the State Library of Iowa continues to meet its mission, “…providing leadership for Iowa Libraries and expanding access to information for Iowans.” The State Librarian works within the Department of Education and administers three divisions: the Library Support Network, the State Data Center, and Specialized Library Services. Advocating for all Iowa libraries, the State Library offers a fast-paced, innovative, interesting and rewarding work environment focusing on quality service. The State Library is located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital, a hub of government action, business activity, arts and cultural affairs—with much of the activity focused on the reinvigorated downtown area. The area also boasts some of the nation's best schools, superb public services, and friendly, caring neighborhoods. Des Moines is the best of both worlds—a bustling metropolis with a small town atmosphere. For more information on the Iowa State Library and the Des Moines area, see Iowa Links.
Responsibilities. Major responsibilities include providing clear vision and strong leadership for Iowa Library Services and the Iowa library community ensuring that all Iowans have equitable access to high quality library service; directing the three divisions of the State Library; administering state and federal library laws and funding; annual budgeting including seeking alternate funding streams; library advocacy; developing and carrying out strategies to move the Iowa library community forward; ensuring that Iowa libraries can access up-to-date and effective technologies; and successfully interacting with the Iowa library community — staff, trustees, government officials and interested citizens. For the detailed job description, see State Librarian.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school and eight years of progressive, professional library experience with five years in library management and demonstrated administrative leadership ability. Desired attributes include Board, personnel and fiscal management experience; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals; team building and decision making skills; initiative, flexibility, and the ability to facilitate change; experience working in a technologically advanced environment; knowledge of library trends and issues; and experience in public library administration. Prior administrative experience with a state library agency or multi-type regional library organization is desirable.
Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $97,400-137,000 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send an in-depth cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of August 10, 2014.posted 7/3/14
Metropolitan Library System - Oklahoma City, OK
Closing date: August 17, 2014
Is the Metropolitan Library System…your inviting, innovative link to the world as its new Executive Director? The Metropolitan Library System (http://www.mls.lib.ok.us/) Commission seeks a talented, thoughtful, and pioneering leader to chart the exciting future for 14 large, full-service libraries and five smaller extension libraries located throughout the communities of Oklahoma County. Funded by a 5.2 mill property tax ($33 million annual budget) and governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents living within 708 square miles. In 2013, 500 dedicated staff welcomed 2.9 million visitors circulating 6.6 million items. With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis.
The deep-rooted charm and energetic atmosphere of Oklahoma City (https://www.okc.gov/) and central Oklahoma invite people to call it home. The City is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed the “Loud City,” sports fans have the opportunity to cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Houston Astros Triple A baseball team). Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year-Olympic and Paralympic Rowing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, The Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, Festival of the Arts, Downtown in December and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. The area is also rich in history and tradition. In addition to forging new entrepreneurial frontiers and a dynamic creative economy, the area is also part of the Great American Frontier. Supported by a renowned accelerator infrastructure, the city attracts entrepreneurs from both coasts. Oklahoma City’s solid and successful economy is fueled by 5 key business ecosystems: Energy, Information & Financial Services, Transportation & Distribution, Aviation & Defense, and Agriculture & Biosciences. These ecosystems are supported by an engaged academic community with five major universities in the region including the renowned University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Too, since 1997, i2E has fueled Oklahoma small business development. The Metropolitan Library System is a key partner shaping the future in economic and cultural/arts development with the County and the City. For additional information, visit Metro Links, http://www.gossagesager.com/MLSlinks.htm.
Responsibilities. The Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the Library system’s staff, services, and programs administratively, under the direction of the Library Commission. The Executive Director serves as the Secretary and non-voting ex-officio member of the Library Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of MLS; providing effective leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with state and local elected officials. The Executive Director also functions with a maximum degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Commission.Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum eight years of progressively responsible administrative supervisory experience, preferably in a major urban public library/library system. Additional qualifications are a demonstrated proven ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures, strategic planning, and management and development of staff, services, finances, collection, and facilities. The successful candidate will also have experience working in a multi-branch system, success working with talented and self-directed staff, success in developing internal and external relationships, and proven ability to provide vision and direction for future public library services and expertise in working with political structures, multiple governmental agencies and an administrative board. Advanced degrees such as an MPA or MBA are highly desirable.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $135,000-$165,000 with a competitive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of August 17, 2014.
The Metropolitan Library System provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of any attribute outlawed by applicable federal, state or local laws.
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