Delaware City Library
The Delaware City Library seeks a part-time Library Aide for nine hours per week on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Duties include checking out library materials, processing new applications, shelving library materials, and assisting patrons with finding materials. The preferred candidate will have prior library experience, will be familiar with the Dewey Decimal Classification System, will be computer savvy, and will have a strong customer service ethic. Salary is $7.50 per hour. The Delaware City Library is an equal opportunity employer. All candidates are subject to a criminal background check. For consideration, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Director, Delaware City Library, PO Box 541, Delaware City, DE 19706. No phone calls, please.posted 5/16/2013
Southern Tier Library System (NY)
Assume a vital leadership role and assist the 48 public libraries in this southern region of New York State achieve new levels of service and effective resource sharing! The Board of Trustees of the Southern Tier Library System (headquartered in Painted Post, NY) seeks a visionary library leader—responsive to member and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next Executive Director. STLS is a regional consortium of public libraries in Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties--working in partnership with member libraries to enable the System’s 256,291 residents to have access to excellent library services. With a $1.5 million annual budget, 27 system employees (18.4 FTEs) and the recently formed Foundation for Southern Tier Libraries, STLS is a member-focused organization with a mission to build on the strengths of its diverse members through cooperative action and provide superior service to its member libraries and their constituents.
The Southern Tier Region offers a unique blend in both its geography and local economy. Rolling hills, rivers, easy access to the Finger Lakes Region, open spaces, a strategic location and an advanced highway infrastructure make it attractive to a wide range of recreational activities, businesses and industries, including the Fortune 500 Company, Corning Inc., located in Steuben County. Agriculture remains a major component of the economy with dairy, vegetables orchard fruit and wine grapes as the leading products. Elmira is the largest metropolitan area (91,000+ in Chemung County), but the abundance of small cities and extensive rural areas add interest and unique flavor to the region’s diversity. The region offers good schools, cultural and educational amenities, recreational opportunities, an educated workforce and one of the lowest costs of living in the nation—making it a great place to live and thrive! For additional details on STLS, the region and its communities, see STLS Links.
Responsibilities. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the Library System, and under the general direction of the 15-member Board of Trustees, has overall responsibility for general administration of System operations. The Executive Director supervises Department Heads, the Youth Services Consultant and administrative staff—and works with the Board, staff, member libraries, and major stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the System aligning its mission, with member library and community needs and priorities. This is complex executive work planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the System. The Executive Director has wide latitude for independent judgment, decision and action. See the Executive Director’s position description for additional details.
Qualifications. An ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain a New York State Public Librarian Certificate 1; and a minimum of eight years of experience in public libraries or public library systems, including three years of which must have been in an administrative capacity. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services; thorough knowledge of library technology innovations and efficiencies; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library and system services. Eight years of post-MLS library experience and proven success working effectively as a director with a policy-making board are highly desirable.
Compensation. The hiring salary range is $80,000-100,000 (with placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.
For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date—June 23, 2013.
Library Clerk I
Dover Public Library
The City of Dover Public Library is currently seeking a full time Library Clerk I with excellent customer service skills. Duties include, however not limited to, checking library materials in and out, processing library card applications, and assisting patrons. This position requires a basic knowledge of computers and office equipment. The ideal candidate will love people, be energetic, creative and highly motivated. One year of experience working in a customer service setting required with one year library experience preferred. This position requires pushing up to 50 lbs. and physical activity during the majority of the scheduled shift. This position is full time 40 hoursper week, which will include evenings, weekend shifts and holidays. A background check and pre-employment screening will be required. The City of Dover offers an excellent total compensation package which includes health insurance and 401 retirement. To apply, submit a City of Dover employment application with a cover letter detailing related experience along with a resume to: City of Dover, Attn: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 475, Dover, DE 19903. An application can be obtained in the Human Resources Department at City Hall or online at www.cityofdover.com. EOE/AA
McGoogan Library of Medicine-University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center seeks a dynamic library administrator with proven leadership qualities to direct and further develop UNMC’s McGoogan Library of Medicine. The successful candidate will be an innovator. The candidate will work with campus and community decision makers to develop a library vision that builds upon the excellent provision of services and enhances funding sources. The Director will represent the Library within regional, national and international library organizations.
The Library of Medicine was established in 1902. The current three-floor facility opened in 1970 and was designated the Leon S. McGoogan Library of Medicine in 1978 in recognition of Dr. McGoogan’s exceptional fundraising on behalf of the library. The Library supports the academic, clinical, and research missions of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals; engages in extensive outreach; and is a National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) resource library. In 2004, the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science recognized the McGoogan Library for its outstanding consumer health programs. Current major initiatives include the expansion of digital collections, reduction of print holdings and possible development of a computer-based testing center in the library. The McGoogan Library is noted for its archival, history of medicine, and special collections. The Library is located on the UNMC campus in midtown Omaha, Nebraska, a major Midwestern city with more than 800,000 people in the metropolitan area. In 2011, Omaha was named the No. 1 city for “best value" by Kiplinger because of its vibrancy, cost of living, and low unemployment rate. Similarly, in 2012 Kiplinger named Omaha as No. 1 on its list of "Top 10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids." Founded in 1854, Omaha has seen its riverfront and downtown area experience tremendous growth in recent years, with more than $2 billion invested in new development. To learn more about the Library of Medicine, UNMC and the Omaha region see McGoogan links.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Library Director serves as chief executive officer of the library and has overall responsibility for developing and delivering information services to support research, education, patient care, and community outreach programs at UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center (TNMC). Illustrative director duties: plans and directs the development and delivery of information services to support the combined UNMC-TNMC enterprise and their respective missions; overall responsibility for library budget, finance and fiscal compliance exceeding $3 million annually; serves as academic department chair person for the library faculty; enhances library financial resources through fundraising and grants; and works to expand the knowledge base of the field through relevant research and publications. See McGoogan Director Job Descriptionfor a detailed job description.
Qualifications: A Master’s Degree or PhD (preferred) in library or information science earned from a program accredited by the American Library Association and at least six years of experience in an academic health sciences library. At least three years of required experience must include supervisory, planning and budget experience at the Assistant Director, Associate Director or similar upper administrative level. Also required are excellent communications and interpersonal skills, a high level of library operations knowledge and experience, and ability to provide leadership and to gain and maintain the respect of the Library's professional and managerial staff. Medical Library Association certification and additional advanced education are highly desirable.
Compensation.The position offers a competitive salary commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and an attractive benefits package.
Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via e-mail or call (816) 531-2468 for additional information. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and CV as Word or PDF attachments to Dan Bradburyor Jobeth Bradbury.The position closes May 26, 2013.
The University of Nebraska is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer, which seeks and encourages expression of interest from minorities and groups traditionally underrepresented.posted 4/8/2013
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