Library Aide - Circulation
Wesley College, Dover (DE)
Wesley College seeks a Library Aide for our Parker Library, part-time, hourly position, 20-25 hours per week for days, evenings (the library closes at midnight most nights), and 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.
Required Qualifications: At least a high school diploma, comfort with Microsoft products and email, customer service experience, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of academic users.
Preferred Qualifications: 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. Training on local systems and tools, as well as about Wesley College, is provided.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Office of Human Resources, Wesley College, 120 North State Street, Dover, DE 19901 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 302-736-2308 by December 12, 2013.
Boulder Public Library (CO)
Director—Boulder Public Library — City of Boulder, Colorado
Boulder – Service Excellence for an Inspired Future.The City of Boulder seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced leader to continue its commitment to service excellence for its public library and arts programs. With a work force dedicated to the values of customer service, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation, Boulder Public Library serves the city’s 100,000+ residents from the soon to be renovated Main Library, two neighborhood branches, the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History and an auxiliaryNorth Boulder Library facility (opening in 2014). Through its staff and facilities, BPL provides support for Boulder’s performing and fine arts with exhibits, concerts, films, discussions and storytelling for people of all ages. With an $8.2 million annual budget and the support of theBoulder Public Library Foundation, the new director and staff (79.51 FTEs) will have the capacity to develop new opportunities for community involvement, programs and services, including being an integral part of the implementation of the Main Library Renovation and the Civic Area Plan and facilitating the development of an Arts and Cultural Master Plan.
Boulder, justnorthwest of Denver, is 5,430 feet above sea level, covering 25 square miles. It is surrounded by extensive natural areas of city trails, open space and mountain parks. The city is known for its natural beauty, preponderance of sunny days, outdoor recreation, natural product retailers, restaurants, outstanding alternative transportation options, diverse businesses and technological and academic resources. Boulder is home to the main campus of the University of Colorado (about 29,000 students) and several national labs including the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The city’s residents support many arts and cultural events, including one of the three original Chautauquas in the nation, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Colorado Music Festival, a twice weekly seasonal farmers’ market, the annual Bolder Boulder race, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Boulder International Film Festival. The city is proud of its top rankings in health, well-being, quality of life, education, and art.For additional information on the Library, the City and the area, see Boulder Links.
Responsibilities. Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, the Director provides professional guidance, acts as a key member of the City Manager’s management team, and is a policy advisor to the City Manager, Deputy City Manager, City Council, Library Commission, Arts Commission, and other committees, public groups and the Boulder Public Library Foundation. Ability to work well in a complex political environment, address conflicting goals, build consensus, and navigate the concerns of multiple stakeholders are critical skills essential for success. The two city council-appointed commissions, the Library Commission and the Arts Commission, function in an advisory capacity.
Qualifications.A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field; at least five years of experience as a senior manager in a complex organization; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. The ideal candidate will be a proven leader in the public or non-profit sector with experience in board/commission and foundation relationships, managing and creating innovative services, managing and developing staff, fostering relationships with engaged stakeholders, and developing revenue sources. Successful experience working in a municipal public or university library system, experience inpromoting and managing arts and cultural programs, experience working with advisory boards and experience managing staff in a union or bargaining group are desirable. For additional details see Library Director job description. Residency in the city of Boulder is not a requirement of the position.
Compensation. The starting salary range is $102,250-$129,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.
For further information, contactBradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury. Review of cover letters and resumes will begin on December 30, 2013.The position is open until filled.
Decatur Public Library (IL)
The Decatur Public Library (http://www.decatur.lib.il.us/) Board of Trustees seeks a City Librarian to shape the future of Decatur’s library services and explore new opportunities to serve the community. The new City Librarian will work with the Library Board, staff, Foundation members and stakeholders to develop a new strategic direction and focus for the Library; serve as the face of the Library in the community it serves; devise and implement innovative and creative plans to position the Library for the future; work with and support the Friends and Foundation members of the Decatur Public Library; and explore alternative revenue sources. The successful candidate will find a library with significant challenges and outstanding opportunities.
Governed by a nine-member, appointed Board of Trustees, DPL is a vital library serving the 76,000 residents of the city of Decatur, Illinois. The Library currently has a staffing level of 36.5 FTE and anticipates a $3.4 million budget for 2014. In 2012, the Library staff at DPL circulated over 500,000 items and provided more than 400 programs to Decatur citizens. The Shilling Local History room has a stellar collection of local Decatur resources. The gallery, in the spacious 100,000+ square foot facility, hosts many traveling exhibits and displays. The Library is also part of the Illinois Heartland Library System (http://www.illinoisheartland.org/).
Located in central Illinois, Decatur—sometimes known as the ‘soybean capital of the world’ -- is equidistant between Springfield, the state capital, and Champaign-Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. Decatur, the county seat of Macon County, and home to Millikin University and Richland Community College, offers residents and visitors many options: arts, theater, and music, a resurgent downtown, a revitalized school district, and a variety of distinct residential neighborhoods. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the excellent park system and trails, and fans of the arts will appreciate the galleries, museums, and a wide variety of live music venues. Decatur is only a few hours’ drive from Chicago or St. Louis, as well. For more information about the area of Decatur, please see Decatur Links at http://www.gossagesager.com/Decaturlinks.htm.
Qualifications. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program is required and a minimum of five years professional experience in an administrative capacity. The City Librarian works closely with internal and external groups, including the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Foundation, the Friends of the Library, Library staff, and the City of Decatur to promote the vision and goals of the Library. Using strong written and verbal communication skills, the City Librarian is an effective motivator, good negotiator, and tactful partner. The City Librarian is required to reside within the corporate limits of the City of Decatur.
Public library experience and experience working in a union environment are preferred. Proven experience reporting to a policy-making board and success in collaborating with municipal or county officials are highly desirable. Please see the DPL City Librarian job description (http://www.gossagesager.com/DPLjobdesc.pdf) for additional details.
Compensation. The hiring salary range is $75,000 – 95,000 with a competitive 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 résumé as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller, email@example.com, on or before the closing date—December 16, 2013.
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