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.
Youth Services Manager
Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS)
Closing date: October 31, 2014
Location: Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS): Hopewell, Virginia, and the Counties of Prince George and Dinwiddie.
The Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) is currently seeking an energetic and innovative Youth Services Manager, who is dedicated to public service and who will lead in the development of youth resources and services for a growing library with a diverse population. This position supervises youth services operations in coordination with area library management. As well as, coordinates the specific long-running activities in youth services including collection development, story time, teen services, summer reading programs, and staff trainings. Also is the main point of contact for schools, day care facilities, and community groups regarding youth and family services.
ARLS serves three diverse jurisdictions. Hopewell is an industrial city committed to a redevelopment of its downtown to take advantage of its natural setting and historical past. Prince George County is a growing residential county. Dinwiddie is still a largely rural county that is rich in history. From different points in the service area you are within an hour of Richmond and Williamsburg, two hours from the ocean, the mountains, and Washington D.C.
Qualifications: MLS from ALA accredited library school with a concentration in youth services. Supervisory experience of professional, paraprofessional, page, or volunteer staff.
Three years progressive professional library experience. A comparable combination of related education (Master's Degree) and experience may be considered. Considerable professional experience serving children, young adults, and families, including materials selection, reference and reader's advisory, planning and producing programs, and publicity materials, is required. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Benefits: Health insurance, Library pays 100% for employee. Employee participation in Virginia Retirement System pension plan, 457 Deferred Compensation Plan (non-matching) is available, vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and training opportunities are available.
To Apply: Visit our website at www.arls.org. to complete an application and to view the entire job description. Please e-mail your completed application, cover letter, and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application packets are due by 5 p.m. on 10/31/14. Applications, cover letters, and résumés will not be accepted by fax, by mail, or by in person delivery.
The Appomattox Regional Library System is an equal opportunity employer. (EEOE)
Head - Special Collections
University of California - Santa Barbara
Closing date: November 9, 2014
Embrace scholarly exploration, collaboration and intellectual engagement working with a team of professionals dedicated to diversity, integrity, and innovation as the Head of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library. The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, seeks an experienced, forward-looking, and engaging leader-scholar for the position of Head, Special Research Collections. The successful candidate will guide the Department through its continuing evolution into a dynamic and innovative resource serving diverse and changing scholar needs and interests. The Head will articulate a vision and strategic direction that promotes the visibility, accessibility, and impact of nationally and internationally recognized primary research collections, expert services, facilitate collaboration of relevant initiatives and programs, develop fundraising strategies, and integrate the treasures of the Department into teaching, research, and learning at the University. In addition, The Head of SRC will have the opportunity to participate in the planning, design, and furnishing of the new 2015 three story addition. He/she will have the responsibility for envisioning, defining and initiating services, showcasing prominent collections, and offering special programs, exhibitions, etc. in this new state of the art facility.
The Department of Special Research Collections acquires, maintains, preserves, and ensures accessibility of its most valuable, rare and unique materials. The collection includes approximately 250,000 volumes, 16,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 100,000 photographs and 200,000+ early sound recordings. Named collections are the Wyles Collection of nineteenth and twentieth century American History, the American Religions Collection, the Performing Arts Collections, the California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, and the Humanistic Psychology Archives. The Department of Special Research Collections also serves as the University Archive.
Responsibilities. The Head of Special Research Collections reports to the AUL for Research and Scholar Services and is responsible for the administration, planning, and management of the department personnel, resources, services, and operations. The incumbent has leadership and administrative responsibility for collection development, budgeting (including endowments, gifts, grant-funded projects), security and preservation, digitization projects, public relations, and fundraising activities. The Head establishes and sustains faculty and researcher relationships and is responsible for strategic and effective collection development, maintenance and preservation of collections, overall collection policies and works to ensure materials are discoverable, accessible and used by clientele.
The Head also works closely with University Librarian, other library administrators, Library Development Officer, faculty and professional colleagues to identify new sources and contacts for enhancing funds and collections, initiates and writes proposals, and provides stewardship for existing gifts and awards. In addition, the Head will work with others to organize and manage special events and exhibits and establish partnerships with campus departments, museums, UC system wide Special Collections Departments, and units within the library to maximize support and increase visibility of the collections.
Required Qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLIS or Masters in Archival Studies, an advanced degree in a relevant subject area or a substantial record of research and scholarship, and demonstrated experience in special collections or archives. The successful candidate will have superior leadership skills including demonstrated management and supervisory experience with success in leading, guiding, and fostering a dynamic workplace environment; ability to articulate a vision, set priorities, organizational goals, and introduce and manage change; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with campus scholars, officials, UC colleagues, dealers, vendors, staff, and library supporters. The new Head will show a strong commitment to excellence in public service and a commitment to serving diverse users including faculty, students, researchers, community users, and visiting scholars. An understanding of emerging technologies, key issues and trends in archives and special collections is also a vital quality of the selected candidate. Other essential attributes are demonstrated success in cultivating donor relationships; a record of achievement in obtaining grants, gifts, or awards; the ability to organize, publicize, and promote a variety of events for the Department of Special Research Collections; and excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred qualifications include certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists; strong success in building outstanding special collections; demonstrated working knowledge of the rare book and manuscripts trade and familiarity with the principles and methods of conservation, preservation, and security of materials; experience working with curators, technical services, digital processing, and knowledge of copyright law. Excellent analytical, creative problem solving skills, and ability to exercise sound judgment; budget and resource allocations experience; and a record of active and continuous participation in professional associations are also desirable.
Compensation. The position offers a starting salary range of $73,238 to $116,220 and an attractive benefits package.
For additional information on the Library, the University and the region, please visit UCLinks.
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 curriculum vitae as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of November 9, 2014. Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check. The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
Vineland (NJ) Public Library
Closing date: November 7, 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.
Requires 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 and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. 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 7, 2014, to: Christine Schneider, President, Board of Trustees, Vineland Public Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360 or email to LibraryAdministration@vinelandlibrary.org.
New Mexico State Librarian
State of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs
Closing date: October 31, 2014
The State of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs, seeks an enthusiastic and advocacy-oriented individual to fill the position of State Librarian and Director of the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) Division. The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is one of the largest and most respected cultural affairs agencies in the nation. DCA and NMSL are located in beautiful, historic Santa Fe – New Mexico’s heart of governmental, artistic, and cultural activities. The State Librarian will have expansive partnering opportunities with other divisions within DCA including museum and historic sites’ education programs and collections, and preservation, arts, and archaeological programs.
The New Mexico State Library has a staff of 47 full time employees and an annual budget of $5.7 million. The successful candidate will administer relevant and valued services to over 100 public and tribal libraries in New Mexico and will generally promote an effective statewide library system. The State Librarian will advocate for and oversee the provision of services directly to New Mexico’s culturally diverse and special populations; and will foster positive and cooperative working relationships with other educational services and state and national library agencies. Understanding the roles of contemporary libraries in today’s societies, the State Librarian will move progressively toward a future with innovative programs and services while continuously evaluating and supporting those of value that currently exist. The State Librarian will be responsible for administering grants-in-aid, library extension, development services, and the state documents depository program. The State Librarian will perform other duties as provided by the law and assure that NMSL meets all statutory requirements of the State of New Mexico.
The successful candidate will have a strong and positive record in policy administration and strategic planning, budget planning and execution, leadership, and personnel management. The candidate will also possess the desire and ability to construct effective coalitions and work successfully with legislative, governmental, and other policy-making bodies. Knowledge and understanding of current library technologies are valuable assets an ideal candidate will bring to the position. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences will be essential to the candidate’s success as the State Librarian. Support of New Mexico public and tribal libraries is central to the mission of the State Library; accordingly, some public and/or tribal library experience is preferred.
- A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program, eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in libraries that includes at least five (5) years of experience in library management and/or administration.
- Record of successful experience in management, policy administration, budgeting, and planning for a similar entity to the State Library.
- Demonstrated ability to direct a complex organization, evaluate program performance, and implement effective solutions to ensure ongoing program refinement and enhancement for improvement.
Salary compensation: $75,000 - $85,000 per year.
Candidates should provide a letter of interest including a statement responding to the requirements outlined in the position announcement (no more than three pages), a comprehensive resume, unofficial transcripts reflecting award of required graduate degree, and names and contact information for three to five professional references.
Deadline for submission is October 31, 2014.
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