Part-Time Library Aide - Circulation
Closing date: December 1, 2014
Wesley College is seeking a part-time Library Aide for our Parker Library. The position is 20-25 hours per week primary 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. Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive top consideration.
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. A background check is required.
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Denver (CO) Public Library
Closing date: January 4, 2015
Connecting people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives, and strengthen the community. Join the Denver Public Library Commission and staff as they work to make this mission a reality for their city. The eight-member Library Commission seeks an energetic and enthusiastic leader to serve as City Librarian for the City and County of Denver and build on its outstanding program of services and collaboration—and achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. Library staff (530.75 FTEs) and 1,748 volunteers (50 FTEs) serve the 664,293 citizens of Denver with a budget of $40.3 million and 25 locations, including the iconic Central Library, with its rich special collections and resources, the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, 23 other city branches, and an active bookmobile and outreach program. In 2013 DPL welcomed more than 4.3 million visitors, circulated over 9.8 million items, saw a 37% increase in eBook downloads, conducted technology classes for over 7,900 attendees, and worked with more than 41,000 children in the DPL Summer of Reading program. The Library enjoys strong financial support from the City of Denver, as well as from foundations, business organizations, individuals, and the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation.
Healthy, Active, Innovative, Culturally Diverse… and with a winning football team—that’s how people typically describe the Denver area. With 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty, Denver is a spectacular city. Located at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver's stunning architecture, award-winning dining, and unparalleled views are all here, year-round. Denver is the 23rd most populous city in the U.S. with 2.7 million people in the metro area. For more about the Library, the City, and Denver’s many cultural, educational, and recreational amenities, see Denver Links.
Responsibilities: The City Librarian works with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library program and services for an increasingly multicultural and multilingual population; plans and directs the overall operations and management of the Library; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with City elected and appointed leaders; and works in partnership with civic organizations, agencies, and elected officials at the state and national level. The City Librarian functions with a strong latitude for independent action within the scope of organizational policy set by the Commission. See City Librarian for the complete job description.
Qualifications: An MLS from an ALA-accredited program and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in upper-level administrative/managerial roles in a library serving an urban population; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Essential attributes include excellent interpersonal and communication/listening skills; ability to create and implement a shared vision of excellent library service; skill in leading a diverse team of library professionals in setting and achieving goals; a thorough knowledge of financial management and budgeting; collaboration and consensus-building skills; and a solid understanding of philosophy and trends in the library and information technology fields, with the ability to effectively apply them locally. Experience at the senior executive level in an urban public library, an advanced degree in business, public administration or a similar field, and success reporting to a policy-making board or commission are highly desirable.
Compensation: The starting salary range is $130,000–160,000 with a competitive benefits package.
For further information inquire by email or phone to Bradbury Associates/ Gossage Sager Associates. To start the application process, send a cover letter and current resume as Word or PDF documents to Dan Bradbury. This position closes January 4, 2014.
Worcester (MA) Public Library
Closing date: December 21, 2014
Your open door to opportunity-the Worcester Public Library Board of Directors seeks an experienced visionary who can provide strong leadership throughout the Library and the Community. The successful candidate will build strong partnerships in the Community and lead the staff and Board of Directors toward a well-defined vision for the Library. The Library, with a $5 million annual budget and a dedicated staff (103 FTEs), provides services and programs through the Main Library, which houses the Talking Book Library, two community branches and two mobile Libraries. Additionally, the Library is a partner in an innovative initiative known as One City One Library, in which the city, the Library, the Community and the school system in Worcester have collaborated to create additional library spaces within three public school buildings. These locations serve the schools during the day and are open to the public after school and on Saturdays. There are plans to add more locations in additional school buildings in the near future. The City government of Worcester has a strong vision for creating a vibrant downtown and sees the Library as an integral part of that vision.
Worcester, located in Central Massachusetts, is the second largest city in New England with a population of 181,000 residents and is known as the “heart of the Commonwealth.” Worcester is known as a city of firsts: many items and ideas were first discovered or created in Worcester, including the monkey wrench, the smiley face, the pill, the patent for the first liquid fuel rocket that led to modern rocketry, and the first national Women’s Rights Convention. The city is home to ten different higher educational institutions including Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Clark University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts brings many Broadway shows and nationally known performers to the area. The American Antiquarian Society has been located in Worcester since 1812 and has the foremost collection of early American history. The Worcester Art Museum is known for the depth and breadth of its collection. Hockey fans will appreciate that the city is home to the American Hockey League team known as the Worcester Sharks. In addition to everything available in Worcester, the city is ideally located-downtown Boston is less than an hour’s drive and Providence, RI and New York City, NY are within easy driving distance. The recently refurbished Union Station serves as a hub for commuter traffic, providing rail and bus options. For additional information, visit Worcester Links.
Responsibilities. The Head Librarian is responsible for overall leadership and direction for the Library and planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all activities of the Worcester Public Library. Responsibilities include providing insight and opportunity as City Department Head in all matters of public library access, function, facility and service; providing the Board of Directors with timely and professional counsel and caution, assuring a dynamic and responsive public library; influencing staff with inspiration, opportunity, expectation and motivation, assuring a high performance and service driven community service; participates in legislative advocacy, professional organizations and other public arenas; administering approved budgets; supervising staff; preparing the annual Library budget; and recommending adoption of policies to the Board of Directors. To see a full job description for the position, visit WPL position description.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in library science, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in library work which includes supervisory experience, and the ability to acquire and retain a certificate of professional librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. Successful candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and communicate library goals; demonstrate experience working with groups, such as the Board of Directors, Library Foundation, Friends of the Library, volunteers and other key community groups and stake holders for the purpose of achieving Library goals; has extensive experience in fiscal management; and has the ability to present a positive image for the library as a community leader and in professional activities. Previous experience working in an urban library environment, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board, and experience working in a union environment are highly desirable.
Compensation: The position offers a hiring salary range of $85,000 – $112,000 (dependent upon experience and 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 a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller or Tom Dillie. This position closes December 21, 2014.The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer.
Greenwood Public Library
Sussex County Department of Libraries (SCDOL)
Closing date: Open Until Filled
The SCDOL seeks a creative individual to lead the new Greenwood Public Library. Located on the Sussex County Rt. 13 corridor, this community library boasts a vigorous readership with divergent interests. The 10,400 square foot building sits in one of the most rapidly developing areas in the county.
The ideal candidate will be committed to excellence in customer services; understand the library’s central role in the community; and view readers’ advisory, programming and collection development as the heart of the library service. A sense of humor, flexibility, and professional commitment are essential attributes.
The Greenwood Public Library is a division of the SCDOL. Guided by the Sussex County Librarian, the director will perform those duties traditionally identified with the position: create & manage budgets; supervise and mentor staff; develop, plan and promote programs and events; assist with policy and procedure development & implementation, provide fiscal and statistical data for the annual report and budget.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Library/Information Science or related field, Master’s Degree preferred. At least three (3) years of steadily increased supervisory and administrative library experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills; advanced knowledge of: Internet searches/navigation, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); basic computer troubleshooting. A full job description can be found at http://www.sussexcountyde.gov/sites/default/files/jobs/Librarian%20I.pdf
The Sussex County Council provides an excellent total compensation package which includes health insurance and retirement benefits. To apply, submit an employment application to: Sussex County Human Resources Department, PO Box 589, Georgetown, DE 19947. Applications are available at the Human Resources Department in the County Administration Building on The Circle or at the website: http://www.sussexcountyde.gov/employment-application. EOE.
Closing Date: open until filled
Sussex County pay grade 9: Librarian I
Assistant Director of Digital Strategies
Houston (TX) Public Library
Closing date: December 14, 2014
Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library as the new Assistant Director of Digital Strategies (ADDS). Houston Public Library seeks a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation. The ADDS will play an essential role in helping to shape and lead HPL’s future direction as a vital community partner delivering stellar technologies, materials, services and programs to Houston’s residents.
The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors. The award-winning Houston Public Library (HPL) is the largest public library system in the state of Texas and the seventh largest public library system in the United States. Through its multiple locations, outreach services, and virtual resources, HPL serves over 20,000 users a day and provides an impressive array of innovative services and programs for a diverse service population. HPL’s 44 locations include 31 Neighborhood Libraries, four Regional Libraries, three Special Collection Libraries, four Express Libraries, one mobile unit (HPL Mobile Express), and a satellite library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston.
Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. Living in America’s fourth largest city has its perks. Houston’s Theater District is second only to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural, performing and visual arts venues. Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of the nation’s 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston’s diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city’s vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population’s multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award-winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it’s no wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of "America's Coolest Cities to Live.” For additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links.
Responsibilities. Reporting to the Library Director, the Assistant Director of Digital Strategies provides overall vision, innovation, and leadership for HPL’s Digital Services Team (DST); serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team; implements team building and development opportunities for DST to facilitate innovation and to ensure continuous delivery of effective, efficient, leading edge technology services; establishes and directs the strategic and tactical goals, policies and procedures for the division; identifies and addresses user needs and resolves problems in a timely manner; and develops and implements a system to continuously analyze and improve technology standards, procedures and policies across the library to gain efficiencies and improve processes. The ADDS works in partnership with the City of Houston Information Technology Services Department (HITS) to ensure HPL’s compliance with city-wide technology standards, ensure optimal support for HPL’s technology operations and provide general oversight for the Houston Area Library Automated Network (HALAN). HALAN is a consortium of libraries served by a common integrated library system (ILS) through contract with the City of Houston housed at HPL. (The HALAN Division Chief reports to the ADDS). See Assistant Director of Digital Strategies for the complete job description, responsibilities and required skills and abilities.
Qualifications. Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a closely related field and seven or more years of professional experience. Experience must include at least three years in a managerial capacity. Additional qualifications include: a solid knowledge of current and future trends in technology; superior communication skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in applying technological solutions; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; and the ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations. A Master’s Degree in Library Science or a related field and significant experience working with technology in a library environment are highly desirable.
Compensation. Salary range of $100,000.00 - $112,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.
If you are a visionary and transformational leader with executive level skills and a commitment to customer service, creativity and innovation, Houston Public Library may be your next great opportunity. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury and apply online on or before the closing date of December 14, 2014.
Assistant Library Director
Dover Public Library
Closing date: Open Until Filled
The City of Dover Public Library seeks qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Library Director. The Dover Public Library is located in the state capital and serves as the anchor facility for Kent County where we serve a growing and diverse population.
The ideal candidate will be committed to excellence in customer services; understand the Library’s central role in the community; and view readers’ advisory, programming and collection development as the heart of the library service. A sense of humor, flexibility, and professional commitment are essential attributes.
The Assistant Director will serve as the Library’s Director in his/her absence. He/she will play an active role in the Library’s senior management team guiding policy, decision making and budgeting. The Assistant Library Director will manage and supervise a Library Department. In this capacity, he/she will supervise staff; develop, plan and promote programs and events; assist with policy and procedure development & implementation, provide fiscal and statistical data for the annual report and budget; and write and administer library program grants.
This position requires an ALA accredited MLS with a minimum of eight (8) years public library experience; three (3) of those years will have been in management/supervisory capacity. Please visit our website to learn more information about our library. http://www.cityofdover.com/Home-Library/
The City of Dover offers an excellent total compensation package which includes health insurance and 401a/457 retirement benefits. To apply, submit a City of Dover employment application and cover letter detailing related experience, along with a resume to: City of Dover, Attn: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 475, Dover, DE 19903. Applications are available at the Human Resources Department at City Hall or at the website: www.cityofdover.com . EOE
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Minimum Weekly Salary: $900.96
Vineland (NJ) Public Library
Closing date extended: November 21, 2014
The Vineland Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a Director for its library serving a population of 60,000+. The library has a collection of 95,000+ items and employs 18 FT and 14 PT employees.
Along with the usual budgetary and administrative duties, the Director works with the Board of Trustees to assure the library’s future and is responsible for seeing that Library staff follows all City of Vineland and NJ State Civil Service policies.
Applicants must have a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science in a library program accredited by the ALA or a similar degree acceptable by Thomas Edison State College.
The salary range starts at $80,000 and a very generous benefits package is provided through the City of Vineland. Permanent residence within the City of Vineland is required within one year of assuming this position. This is a NJ Civil Service Position.
For a detailed job description, see the library’s website at:
www.vinelandlibrary.org under: Library Services/Employment Opportunities.
TO APPLY: Please submit cover letter, resume and three professional reference letters postmarked by NOVEMBER 21, 2014, to: Christine Schneider, President, Board of Trustees, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360 or email to LibraryAdministration@vinelandlibrary.org
modified and re-posted 10/24/14
Manager - Information Technology
Library System of Lancaster County (PA)
Closing date: November 23, 2014
read! learn! connect@the library! The Library System of Lancaster County (PA) is looking for its next Manager of Information Technology. The successful candidate will be a catalyst and facilitator helping individual libraries provide strong collaborative technology services to their local customers. This is an opportunity for the right person to be an equal contributor on a strong, committed System leadership team. Focusing on moving the System forward, the IT Manager will envision, design and implement technologies that enhance and support the mission of the System and its member libraries. With a staff of 19, a $2 million annual budget, and governed by a seven member Board, the System is responsible for 14 member libraries, three branches and a bookmobile serving 519,462 residents. Established in 1987, the System’s mission is to provide countywide services and cooperative programs through a cost effective network of technology, facilities and resources. Shared and centralized services include, but are not limited to, public Internet access, a shared ILS system, database subscriptions, technical services, cooperative purchasing, consulting services, and broad technology support. This includes telecommunications, web hosting, hardware and software, and continuing education.
Located seventy miles west of Philadelphia, Lancaster County is in South Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River. Rich in history, the County has a diverse population, strong agricultural roots, a large Amish community, and 60+ municipalities. Lancaster County offers the best of everything from bucolic rural settings to towns and cities with quality amenities. There is a vibrant arts scene, quality health care, higher education opportunities, fourteen public school districts, and many events and attractions. Lancaster residents have active lifestyles and, at the same time, have a proud focus on their heritage and value their local histories. Here, tradition has become innovation. For more information about the Library System and Lancaster County, visit Lancaster Links.
Responsibilities. The IT Manager works as a member of the System’s executive leadership team and reports to the System Administrator. This position is responsible for developing a strategic vision in conjunction with the System Administrator and the Technology Planning Committee, creating and implementing a Department master plan, creating and maintaining the Department’s budget, managing the day-to-day operations of the IT Services Department, serving as the liaison to the System Administrator and the member libraries, monitoring and evaluating developing technologies for enhancing new services, and representing the System to community groups and organizations. See Manager-Information Technology for the complete job description, illustrative work activities and required knowledge, skills, abilities.
Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are a Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year accredited college or university, five years’ experience in the field of computer and networking technology—including experience in the design and operation of multi-site Wide Area Networks and Local Area Networks; design and maintenance of Microsoft Windows networks; managing and/or supervising the management of an Integrated Library System; maintenance of web services and email; three years’ library experience; and two years’ experience managing IT staff. Preferred qualifications include an MLS from an ALA-accredited library science program and additional professional library and management experience. Essential attributes include proven ability in planning, budgeting, and implementing technology based services and programs countywide, strong communication skills, ability to operate in a fast paced, changing environment, and effective problem solving.
Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000 -$80,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.
For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury or Karen Miller. This position closes November 23, 2014.
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