40 hours per week. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience: $35,000-$43,000. Paid monthly. Major medical and participation in State retirement system. Other benefits available.
Manages medium-sized branch library in Batesville, Mississippi, population 7,427, a branch of the First Regional Library System. Population of Panola County is 34,473. Batesville is 27 miles to Ole Miss in Oxford; 38 miles to Clarksdale; and 62 miles to Memphis, TN.
Plans and administers program of library services for the community. Manages staff of approximately 5.5 FTE, including a Youth Specialist. Selects and maintains library collection of materials and assists groups and individuals in locating and obtaining needed information and books. Furnishes public with information on activities, facilities, rules and services. Uses all available book and online reference sources to locate answers to patron requests for information, including MAGNOLIA databases. Checks library materials in and out using the Library’s online circulation system (Sirsi/Dynix).
Selects library materials for the branch. Keeps essential statistics and records, prepares reports and memoranda. Speaks in front of groups when asked on behalf of library. Keeps in touch with library developments by attending in-service workshops and conferences. Schedules branch personnel and/or volunteers. Maintains good relationships with County and City Officials, Friends of the Library, area civic clubs and with Headquarters staff.
Minimum: MLS in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Two years of progressively more responsible professional experience in public libraries preferred. Prior supervisory and/or management experience required. Demonstrated experience in working with the public required. Ability to relate to and work with groups of teens especially helpful. Knowledge of books and current events important; experience working with computers and Internet searching (especially MAGNOLIA databases) also necessary.
The Baldwin County Commission has an opening for a Director in the Department of Archives and History. The position reports to the County Administrator. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, organizing, planning and coordinating the creation, maintenance, storage, preservation, and disposition of activities of a wide variety of county records and materials which will ensure compliance with professional and legal standards. Work functions will include administrating the archival program and work space, directing the county’s archival program, and determining the proper practice and procedures for the collection, classification, care, preservation, and disposition of materials from county departments, boards, commissions, and other governmental agencies which have historical, administrative, legal, research, cultural, genealogical, and other significant value. The responsibilities will also include serving as a liaison to the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission and accomplishing a myriad of historical and civic responsibilities as assigned.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in history, political science, government, public administration or closely related field and two (2) graduate courses in archival administration. A master’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in one of the areas listed above or library science including two (2) graduate courses in archival administration is preferred.
If the applicant does not have two (2) graduate courses from an accredited four year college or university in archival administration, he or she will need a bachelor’s degree in one of the areas listed above and one (1) year of professional level experience in archival work and records management in an archival repository. Professional archival work involves records appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation or reference, and access activities.
You must attach to the application: (1) an academic transcript of all college work, (2) the title and a written description of each graduate course you have taken in archival administration and (3) a type-written response in 250 words or less to the following essay question: Describe your work experience and/or education and relate how it prepared you for a position in Archives.
Successful applicants must be insurable by the County’s insurance carrier, pass a criminal and motor vehicle background check and may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and physical.
Anyone interested in being considered for this position must submit an application to the Personnel Office by January 13, 2014. Applications can be mailed to 312 Courthouse Square, Ste 17, Bay Minette, AL 36507, faxed to (251) 937-0367, or emailed to email@example.com.
Baldwin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for a Reference Services Librarian at the Gainesville campus. The primary responsibilities of this tenure-track faculty position consist of coordinating public service processes at the Gainesville Campus Library; supervising the Circulation Supervisor and overseeing Library student assistants; teaching Library credit and general instruction classes; coordinating Information Desk and research consultation scheduling; providing reference and circulation assistance at the Information Desk; and serving as a collection area contact. Occasional night and weekend work is required. This position reports to the Head Librarian-Gainesville Campus.
Qualifications: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution. Two years of reference experience in an academic library; supervisory experience. Superior knowledge of library resources in traditional and electronic formats; successful classroom teaching or other library instruction experience; high level of competence with computers, integrated library systems, and instructional technologies and ability to adapt to changing technologies quickly; excellent written and oral communication skills; strong commitment to teaching and to students. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; ability to work effectively in a team environment; capable of dealing tactfully and courteously with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Information Services/Outreach Librarian position at South Alabama
The Biomedical Library of the University of South Alabama is seeking a motivated, energetic librarian to promote the library and health care resources to the university community and surrounding area.Responsibilities include directing the library’s outreach service to unaffiliated health related professionals and consumers, participation in bibliographic instruction, and campus and hospital reference service. This entry level, tenure-track, faculty position at the Assistant Librarian rank reports to the Assistant Director for Public Services. For more information, please visit: http://www.usahealthsystem.com/faculty-position-openings
Samford University seeks an innovative librarian to chair and lead the University Library Reference and Research Services Department in the development and implementation of evolving programs and service roles of the University Library. Located in suburban Birmingham, Samford is the largest privately?funded and fully?accredited institution of higher learning in Alabama. The University Library serves the university community of more than 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 700 full?time employees.
Position Description: The Reference and Research Services Department of the University Library comprises instruction, departmental outreach, online resource maintenance, and government documents repository activities.Working in a team environment, the incumbent coordinates the work of four librarians and numerous student workers and is actively engaged in teaching, providing reference service, participating in collection development, developing and implementing online resources in coordination with the Automation Librarian, and serving as a liaison to one or more academic units. The chair schedules student workers and faculty to ensure the smooth running of all areas of the department during all hours of library operation.In cooperation with librarians and staff, the chair develops and maintains policies and procedures for the department.As a member of the library management team and reporting to the University Library Dean, the incumbent plays a critical role in strategic planning, assessment, and collaboration with faculty and staff founded in collegial relationships with all campus stakeholders and based on defined outcomes that support the library and institutional mission.
Minimum Qualifications: M.L.S./M.L.I.S. or equivalent from an ALA?accredited institution. Five years progressively responsible experience in an academic setting, including supervisory and administrative experience. A demonstrated excellence in teaching and in providing reference service; and demonstrated broad experience in library assessment practices, with particular expertise in assessing student learning outcomes. The individual will be a dynamic, user-oriented professional with demonstrated strong communication, analytical, interpersonal, and leadership skills as well as demonstrated knowledge about best practices and current trends in academic library services.
Rank and Salary: Twelve?month, non?tenure track, faculty appointment; salary commensurate with
Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic submission of documents is strongly encouraged. Candidates should supply a letter of interest, current resume, and three (3) professional references including names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email address to:
University Library Dean & Chair , Reference & Research Services Chair Search Committee
Samford University Library
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
Samford University is an Equal Opportunity Institution that complies with applicable law prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or national or ethnic origin.