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DATE ENTERED: February 9, 2017

POSITION: Branch Manager for the Central Virginia Regional Library

LOCATION: Buckingham County, VA

The Central Virginia Regional Library is seeking an energetic, community-focused individual with strong customer service, supervisory, and technology skills for the position of Branch Manager.  Located about an hour from Richmond, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg, Buckingham County is a rural county with a population of 17,000.  The service area of the system includes Buckingham and Prince Edward Counties and the Town of Farmville, site of the 2016 Vice-Presidential debate; it has a total population of 42,000.  Buckingham County is in the process of approving a new library and the Branch Manager would be involved in the planning of that project.

The successful candidate should be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an awareness of trends, technologies, and best practices in public libraries.  The candidate should demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, customers, and the community.  This position reports to the Director.

The schedule varies and includes nights and weekends as well as attending and/or participating in community meetings and events.  Candidates must have at least a four-year degree; a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school is preferred.  The successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check.  The salary range is $28,000 to $33,000 depending on qualifications and includes benefits.  The position is open until filled.

Only online applications will be accepted.  Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a detailed resume, and contact information for three references to Rick Ewing, Director at rewing@cvrl.net.


DATE ENTERED: February 9, 2017

POSITION: Technical Services Position Available: Cataloging Librarian (Librarian II)

LOCATION: Alexandria Library, VA

Duties:    

  • Creates and revises bibliographic records in all formats in accordance with national and local standards for input into OCLC and local integrated library system.
  • Analyzes content to determine appropriate assignment of classification numbers, subject headings, and authorized access points to original and copy cataloging materials, legal materials, serials/periodicals, and non-traditional materials (digital, audiovisual, loose-leaf, folios, bound resources, etc.).
  • Formulates, updates, and modifies bibliographic records, subject headings, and access points in accordance with established standards and procedures to ensure consistent retrieval in the Library’s online catalog.
  • Investigates and resolves cataloging problems to maintain the accuracy of the Library’s databases; modifies and deletes bibliographic records as needed.
  • Manages and maintains periodicals ordering and cataloging and the disposition of materials and records.
  • Assists with the preparation of cataloging documentation and the compiling of statistics.
  • Maintains continuing education and professional developments relating to libraries regarding both traditional and non-traditional services.
  • Work cooperatively with staff and is responsive to the needs of public services in providing user centered bibliographic services.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from ALA accredited library school.
  • Licensed by the State of Virginia. (Can apply after hiring).
  • Experienced abilities with creating high level original bibliographic records and performing complex copy cataloging in all material formats.
  • Practicing knowledge of OCLC and MARC21 bibliographic standards, current RDA standards, and relevant technologies in cataloging services, including those related to digital libraries.
  • Skill in the use of computer software, integrated library management systems, and online cataloging tools (OCLC, MARC Edit, RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, Classification Web, Web Dewey, spreadsheets, database management software, and content management systems).
  • Knowledge of archival policies and procedures; understanding of and experience in implementing archival hierarchies.
  • Ability to research topic areas, analyze library materials, and determine intellectual content for the assignment of subject headings and classification numbers.
  • Ability to apply independent judgement to set and manage project work requirements, multitask, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team-based environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and experience with project management.
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00a-5:00p.

Salary:     $51,552.80 - $67,503.02

Benefits: The selected employee will earn annual and sick leave and is eligible for health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; retirement plans; long-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance.
Application Instructions: Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory. 

Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or careers@alexandria.lib.va.us.


DATE ENTERED: February 9, 2017

POSITION: BRANCH ADMINISTRATOR III

LOCATION: Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, Maryland

Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries!  We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our central branch in Downtown Frederick.  Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system.  By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the C. Burr Artz Public Library, and for ensuring the delivery of quality library service to the public.  Direct supervision is given to department supervisors and the Assistant Branch Administrator.  Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Public Service.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:  
  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum 5 years of recent (within the past 10 years) progressively responsible work experience in public library management, which must include:  
                           Minimum 3 years at the middle management level or higher (e.g. Department Head in multi-department library, Director of a small library, Branch Manager of a small branch, etc.)
                           Minimum 3 years work experience supervising others (direct reports)
  • Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Office of Education or the ability to become certified within 6 months of hire
  • Possession of a valid automobile operator's license

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm March 8, 2017.  Salary: $65,826.00 - $78,991.00 Annually.  For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov


DATE ENTERED: February 9, 2017

POSITION: MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN

LOCATION: Stafford County Public Schools, Stafford, VA
Stafford County Public Schools is a growing and vibrant school system of nearly 28,000 students and 31 schools. Located midway between Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., Stafford County Public Schools focus is to inspire and empower students, no matter what their background, to reach the same destination: success in further education, work and citizenship.

Stafford County Public Schools is actively seeking qualified applicants for: MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN
Under the supervision of the Building Administrator and/or designee, the Librarian develops and implements the objectives of the school library to enable students and faculty to take advantage of the materials and services available.

Qualifications: Must hold or be eligible for Virginia licensure and endorsement in Library Media, with knowledge of acquisition, preparation and utilization of both print and non-print media.
Broad knowledge and experience in teaching, collaboration, library programs, management and administration of library services.

Salary Range: $42,228 – $63,919

Please visit our website at www.staffordschools.net to learn more about our school system and to submit our online licensed application.


DATE ENTERED: February 8, 2017

POSITION: Reference Librarian (Librarian I)/position 1609402

LOCATION: Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library, Eastern  Virginia Medical School (EVMS), Norfolk, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: the Brickell Library serves 1,000 medical and health
professions students as well as post graduate medical residents, faculty and
staff. Librarians are active in the clinical, educational, research and
outreach programs at the medical school. The successful candidate for this
position will participate in all aspects of the library's reference and
educational programs. Provide reference assistance in person and via
advanced technologies, provide specialized services through the clinical
medical librarian program and service on the institutional review board, and
will teach library-based instructional programs for clients.

REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications Required: Master's Degree in Library Sciences
from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school. Minimum of two years library experience. Must have competencies in library computing applications including, but not
limited to, online bibliographic searching, web design and use of Internet-based resources. Preferred: coursework in health sciences librarianship or other health sciences training; experience in health sciences or academic setting; Medical Library Association (MLA) certification.

COMPENSATION:
Maximum compensation – USD $27.81/Hr.
Minimum compensation – USD $21.39/Hr.

TO APPLY: www.evms.edu under the “Careers” link.

EVMS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, and Drug and Tobacco Free workplace.


DATE ENTERED: February 7, 2017

POSITION: Teen Services Senior Librarian

LOCATION: Suffolk Public Library (Suffolk VA)

SALARY: $48,436 - $62,240 Annually

CLOSING DATE: 03/05/17 11:59 PM  

DESCRIPTION: Under limited supervision, serves as the supervisor of Teen Services for the Suffolk Public Library and is responsible for planning, leading, managing, and evaluating library operations in that content area. Ensures that all services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively. Responsible for establishing standards for services and collections, monitoring the budget, researching and formulating long range goals, developing policies, and planning and evaluating programs, services, and goals. Reports to the Youth and Family Services Library Manager.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Participates in strategic planning related to the area of responsibility.
  • Oversees programming and outreach efforts for area of responsibility for all Suffolk Public Libraries.
  • Determines community needs through the development and implementation of an outreach plan for the area of responsibility as well participating in other community outreaches.
  • Supervises, directs and evaluates projects.
  • Coordinates work activities; organizes, prioritizes and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff; assists with complex problem situations and provides technical expertise.
  • Coordinates library selection process; assists with collection development; selects materials for purchase; receives and processes materials for inclusion in the library collection; repairs or discards damaged/obsolete materials.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, rules, regulations and standards.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, receipts, requests for materials, supply orders, patron records, statistical data, in-house manuals, patron guides or other documents.
  • Participates in hiring process for full-time and part-time library staff.
  • Examines statistical data to make workflow improvements or schedule changes.
  • Supervises, evaluates and trains staff through ongoing feedback and annual performance evaluations.
  • Assists patrons in all aspects of public service, including locating information from print and non-print sources, teaching patrons how to use library catalog, databases, and assisting patrons with concerns about library policy.
  • Supervises and evaluates operations of area of responsibility, programs, and services by making site visits and meeting with staff.
  • Supervises subordinate personnel, including training, scheduling, assigning and evaluating work.
  • Develops programs and services that meet the needs of the public and are aligned with best practices set forth by ALA and state educational standards and works with granting agencies to obtain funding for projects.
  • Assists with the development, monitoring, and implementation of the relevant budget.
  • Coordinates programs and services by working with agencies and organizations outside the library to develop programs of mutual interest, working with City departments, and ensuring that services are reaching the community.
  • Acts as a mentor to staff by assisting with their professional development and morale, and providing assistance as needed.
  • Provides classes, events, and programs to the community and staff.
  • Serves as Library Manager in their absence.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science or possession of certification as a librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education Board, and 3 to 5 years of professional level public library experience in a library setting, including 1 to 2 years of administrative/supervisory responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Requires a valid driver's license.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers


DATE ENTERED: February 6, 2017

POSITION:    Early Childhood Senior Librarian

LOCATION:    Suffolk Public Library (Suffolk VA)

SALARY:    $48,436 - $62,240

Suffolk Public Libraries is looking for a creative and innovative individual to provide direction for programming, services, and outreach to children 0-5 years old and their families by going above and beyond storytimes. This position guides the efforts of programming staff by staying on top of trends in early childhood education, determining the needs of Suffolk’s diverse community, and building partnerships with additional community organizations to ensure children are prepared to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Under limited supervision, serves as the manager of a specific division or area and is responsible for planning, leading, managing, and evaluating library operations and staff. Ensures that all services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively. Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating subordinate staff, establishing standards for services and collections, monitoring the budget, researching and formulating long range goals, developing policies, and planning and evaluating programs, services, and goals. Reports to the Library Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises, directs and evaluates assigned staff of employees and volunteer workers; processes employee concerns and problems; directs work; counsels, disciplines and completes employee performance appraisals.
  • Coordinates work activities; organizes, prioritizes and assigns work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff; assists with complex problem situations and provides technical expertise.
  • Coordinates library selection process; assists with collection development; selects materials for purchase; receives and processes materials for inclusion in the library collection; repairs or discards damaged/obsolete materials.
  • Assists in ensuring compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, rules, regulations and standards.
  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, receipts, requests for materials, supply orders, patron records, statistical data, in-house manuals, patron guides or other documents.
  • Reviews and recommends software programs to improve the efficiency of the day-to-day operations.
  • Troubleshoots hardware and software at all library locations.
  • Participates in hiring process for full-time and part-time library staff.
  • Examines statistical data to make workflow improvements or schedule changes.
  • Supervises, evaluates and trains staff through ongoing feedback and annual performance evaluations.
  • Assists patrons in all aspects of public service, including locating information from print and non-print sources, teaching patrons how to use library catalog, databases, and assisting patrons with concerns about library policy.
  • Supervises and evaluates operations of area of responsibility, programs, and services by making site visits and meeting with staff.
  • Supervises subordinate personnel, including training, scheduling, assigning and evaluating work.
  • Develops programs and services that meet the needs of the public and are aligned with best practices set forth by ALA and state educational standards and works with granting agencies to obtain funding for projects.
  • Assists with the development, monitoring, and implementation of the relevant budget.
  • Coordinates programs and services by working with agencies and organizations outside the library to develop programs of mutual interest, working with City departments, and ensuring that services are reaching the community.
  • Acts as a mentor to staff by assisting with their professional development and morale, and providing assistance as needed.
  • Provides classes, events, and programs to the community and staff.
  • Serves as Library Manager in their absence.
  • Participates in strategic planning related to the area of responsibility.
  • Oversees programming and outreach efforts for area of responsibility for all Suffolk Public Libraries.
  • Determines community needs through the development and implementation of an outreach plan for the area of responsibility as well participating in other community outreaches.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
Master's Degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science or possession of certification as a librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education Board, and 3 to 5 years of professional level public library experience in a library setting, including 1 to 2 years of administrative/supervisory responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Requires a valid driver's license.

CLOSING DATE:  Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers


DATE ENTERED: February 6, 2017

POSITION:    Emerging Technologies Librarian

LOCATION:   Suffolk Public Library (Suffolk VA)

SALARY:       $43,934 - $56,455  

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  
Under limited supervision, serves as the Emerging Technologies Coordinator with supervisor to ensure that services are in alignment with the library's strategic goals and are implemented effectively. Responsible for assisting with the establishment of standards for services and collections, researching and formulating long range goals, developing policies, and planning and evaluating programs, services, and goals. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic user of technology who enjoys exploring, identifying and evaluating emerging trends and applying them in a library setting. Reports to the Technology and Content Strategy Manager/Library Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Job Functions:     

  • Identifies technology training needs and develops staff training curriculum for the library's digital services and emerging technologies.
  • Conducts training classes with library staff and the public.
  • Serves as the library's leader and expert of digital resources and technology.
  • Identifies, learns and shares emerging technology trends with library staff for the development of responsive library services and programs.
  • Works collaboratively with other library departments and teams to creatively implement new technologies that enhance library services and programming.
  • As a part of the Collection Strategy team, performs original and copy cataloging for all library materials. Oversees new material processing.
  • Coordinates and evaluates operations of area of responsibility, programs, and services.
  • Develops programs and services that meet the needs of the public and are aligned with best practices set forth by ALA and state educational standards.
  • Coordinates programs and services by working with agencies and organizations outside the library to develop programs of mutual interest, working with City departments, and ensuring that services are reaching the community
  • Acts as a mentor to staff by assisting with their professional development and morale, and providing assistance as needed.
  • Provide classes, events, and programs to the community and staff.
  • Assists patrons regarding reference requests and performs readers' advisory services; responds to citizen requests for assistance in using the department's computer system.
  • Maintains knowledge of the reference and circulating collections and electronic resources; maintains reference and circulating collections.
  • Interprets and applies library policies and procedures for customers and staff to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
  • Assists in reclassification projects and special projects as needed.
  • Assists in weeding, selection and overall maintenance of collection.
  • Maintains an awareness of new literature, technologies, trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
  • Assists in performance of tasks at the circulation desks, including checking library books in and out, registering patrons for a borrower's card, shelving books and maintaining records and tabulations.
  • Provides training for employees and patrons to improve computer skills
  • Collects fees for the use of the copier and printer.
  • Provides reader advisory services to service populations by listening to patron's subject interests and needs and selecting materials which are appropriate in format and interest.
  • Gathers, organizes, analyzes, examines, or evaluates data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information.
  • Gives information, guidance, or assistance to people which directly facilitates task accomplishment; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
Master's Degree in an ALA accredited program in Library Science or possession of certification as a librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Education Board and experience in a library setting or closely related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.  Requires a valid driver's License.

CLOSING DATE:  Sunday, February 26

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  www.suffolkpubliclibrary.com/careers


DATE ENTERED: February 6, 2017

POSITION: Librarian

LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA

WORK HOURS: Full-time 40 hours per week, may include some evening and weekend work.

SALARY:  $55,660.80 - $89,107.20

The Arlington Central Library is looking for a librarian with a passion for innovation and exemplary customer service to help shape the future of the Library's public technology and maker programs and services. This person will be creative, energetic, possess strong collaboration, leadership, and communication skills and be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends in technology and makerspaces in public libraries. This position will also participate in other adult services operational responsibilities and general Library functions, including reference and reader's advisory.  

Specific duties include:

  • Working with a system-wide team to plan and deliver maker programming;
  • Overseeing the launch and daily operations of an upcoming Central Library makerspace, including the hiring, scheduling and training of volunteers and staff;
  • Designing and implementing new and innovative public technology and maker services in collaboration with Library leadership, the system Programming Manager and other staff;
  • Assisting with the planning and delivery of other computer and technology programs, classes and services;
  • Providing reference, information and reader's advisory services and assisting customers in the use of Library resources.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus three years of professional experience providing library services with at least one year in technology based services or directly related specialty.

APPLICATION PROCESS: On-line application is required; apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/arlington/default.cfm/                                           

CLOSING DATE: 2/16/2017


DATE ENTERED: February 6, 2017

POSITION: SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN B

LOCATION: City of Newport News, VA

The City of Newport News Libraries & Information Services Department is seeking an energetic, team-oriented librarian with a passion for libraries and their communities.  The Supervising Librarian B (Branch Manager) is responsible for supervising, monitoring, and evaluating the operations and staff of a division to include planning and implementation of library services. Oversees, coordinates, participates in and evaluates all operations of the library including circulation, reference, computer labs, youth services, collection development, community outreach and programming/planning activities that stimulate the use of the library by the public.  Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school, and 5-7 years’ experience as a professional librarian with 3- 5 years of lead or supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Anticipated hiring range is $53,608 - $64,330. To view additional information and to apply for this job, please visit va-newportnews.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/Jobs.aspx before February 20, 2017. EOE


DATE ENTERED: January 30, 2017

POSITION: LIBRARY DIRECTOR

LOCATION: Heritage Public Library, VA

Heritage Public Library, a two-branch regional system serving the Virginia counties of New Kent and Charles City, is seeking a new Director. Duties include financial and personnel management of two sites as well as communicating with local officials, funding boards, and a Board of Trustees. Applicant must have a Master of Library Science degree with ALA certification and preferably a minimum of five years’ experience in library management. For a full job description, visit the website at www.heritagepubliclibrary.org. Salary and benefits are based on qualifications and experience.  The Heritage Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications begins February 15, 2017.  Open until filled.  Send one copy of resume by US Mail, with three professional references, salary requirements, availability, and cover letter to Connie Nalls, Chair, Search Committee, 13751 Old Telegraph Road, Lanexa VA  23089, or via e-mail at cnalls@juno.com


DATE ENTERED: January 30, 2017

POSITION: Johnson City (TN) Public Library – Director

LOCATION: Johnson City Public Library, TN

Johnson City Public Library—a dynamic center for the community!  
The Johnson City Public Library (http://www.jcpl.net/) seven-member Board of Directors seeks an enthusiastic, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Library Director. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to librarianship, articulate and advocate the Library’s strategic directions, provide sound fiscal management and promote collaborative relationships within the Library and throughout the community. The Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has an annual budget of $1.8 million supported by city appropriation with additional county funding.  Support is also provided through grants, donations, and the Friends of the Johnson City Public Library. The beautiful 42,625 square foot Library facility is currently at capacity – in 2016, the dedicated staff (32 FTE) provided programs and services to 278,000 visitors and circulated 525,000 items.  
Johnson City, located in Northeastern Tennessee nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is part of the ‘tri-cities’ region which includes the neighboring cities of Kingsport and Bristol.  This is a growing community that is home to the East Tennessee State University campus, an excellent public school system, and top-rated medical facilities.  Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will find numerous opportunities to hike, bike, raft, ski, climb and seek new adventures.  The city is optimally located with easy access to several metropolitan areas and only a few hours’ drive to Carolina beaches. The Library is located on the edge of a revitalizing downtown that includes a wide variety of restaurants, shops and microbreweries. Johnson City is poised for growth and is known for temperate climate and low cost of living –ideal for families or individuals at any stage of life.  To learn more about Johnson City, the Library and the position, please visit Johnson City Public Library Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/johnsoncitylinks.htm).   

Responsibilities. The Director has overall responsibility for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Library operations and services including, but not limited to: budget, personnel, collection development, technical and automation services, facilities, and community relations.  

Requirements. A Master of Library Science degree is required as well as a minimum of four years of professional library experience. A minimum of three years of library administrative experience is preferred.  Other preferred qualifications include: experience reporting to a governing board, successful fundraising/grant writing skills, experience working with budgets, construction and/or renovation experience, and working effectively with government officials and other public constituencies.   See Johnson City Position Description (http://www.bradburymiller.com/jcjobdesc.pdf to review the full position description.  

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $65,000-82,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (http://www.bradburymiller.com/contactus.html)  via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller at karenmiller@bradburymiller.com.  The position closes March 5, 2017.


 DATE ENTERED: January 30, 2017

POSITION: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Librarian

LOCATION: The George Washington University Libraries, Washington, DC

The George Washington University Libraries seeks a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Librarian.  Under the direction of a Research Services Coordinator, the USIP Librarian is a member of the GW Libraries’ Research and User Services division and will be located at the Gelman Library at the university’s Foggy Bottom campus.  The USIP Librarian serves as the GW Libraries’ primary liaison and point of contact for Visiting Research Scholars from the United States Institute of Peace.  The incumbent will provide a variety of services and support to Visiting Research Scholars and other members of the GW university community.  To view the full position description, visit http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/40169

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program or equivalent
  • Demonstrate the ability to work creatively and independently as well as collaboratively and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and service-orientation
  • Demonstrate excellent time management skills

This is a part-time (20 hours/week), limited-term appointment. This position has funding through 6/30/2018, and will expire on 6/30/2018, unless additional funding is obtained.  Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Only complete applications will be considered.  To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/40169 and upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and curriculum vitae.  Review of applications will begin February 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


DATE ENTERED: January 30, 2017

POSITION: Digital Services Librarian

LOCATION: Greenwood Library, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Full-Time, Administrative and Professional Faculty, Exempt Position # FA188

Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development of citizen leaders
who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. In support of this
mission, we invite qualified applicants to apply for the Digital Services Librarian position in the
Greenwood Library. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and oversight of the Library’s
digital initiatives and collections, including electronic resource management, Open Educational Resources
(OER), websites, and discovery layer administration.

This position will report to the Dean of the Library and work closely and collaboratively with the other
librarians, classified staff and university colleagues, as well as vendors and library associates throughout
the great Commonwealth of Virginia.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage electronic resources, including product comparison and research, trials, and assessment
  • Assist with review of vendor license agreements and license compliance. Coordinate product changes and renewals and develop relationships with vendors in order to obtain optimal contractual terms
  • Work closely with Technical Services and IT to manage and troubleshoot access to digital resources, including ebooks, journal subscriptions, databases, and other digital assets
  • Lead library initiatives and collaborate with campus partners on projects involving Open
  • Educational Resources
  • Manage and promote the Digital Commons, Greenwood Library’s institutional repository.
  • Lead Web Team in overseeing, evaluating and developing library webpages
  • Participate in regularly scheduled online and in-person reference and instructional services including evening and weekend rotations
  • Serve as library liaison with assigned campus departments
  • Stay current in developments in digital delivery in order to provide seamless access for patrons and support for student learning
  • Develop and maintain online research guides and other instructional materials which support student and curricular needs
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program
  • Three to five years related experience or training
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with a wide range of groups and individuals, both internal and external to the library
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly, prioritize work and resolve
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Experience providing online and in-person reference and instructional services
  • Experience with Open Educational Resources
  • Experience managing OpenURL link resolvers and discovery layers
  • Familiarity with standards for access and use of electronic resources and emerging technology
  • Experience working with a digital repository
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving the research needs of students, faculty and community members

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Second Master’s Degree
  • Experience developing online research guides and instructional materials using LibGuides

Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background check is required. Review of applications will begin, and continue until the position is filled. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Submit a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, unofficial transcripts and contact information for three professional references, “Release of Information” (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/human-resources/solomon/RELEASE_form04.05.doc) and “EEO Data Collection Form” (http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/humanresources/
solomon/EEOFormrevJuly2012.pdf) (the EEO form is voluntary) (indicate position #FA188) to:
Human Resources
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
Phone: 434-395-2074
Fax: 434-395-2666
Email: humres@longwood.edu

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested,
reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application
and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however,
you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human
Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses. The report(s) are provided annually in compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Longwood University’s Annual Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at: http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/police/solomon/ASA-2015-2016.pdf

A hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request.

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA (01/24/2017)


DATE ENTERED: January 24, 2017

POSITION: LIBRARY ASSISTANTS FULL-TIME & PART-TIME

LOCATION: Sterling Library, Loudoun County Public Library, VA

Located in a dynamic and diverse community, the new Sterling Library, a branch of Loudoun County Public Library, is scheduled to open in April 2017. It will be a state-of-the-art branch library, featuring a makerspace, recording booth, dedicated spaces for children, teens and adults, meeting rooms, and a full complement of library materials. Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) is currently seeking qualified applicants for two (2) full-time and three (3) part-time Library Assistants. We seek enthusiastic creative team players with excellent communication skills, knowledge of emerging technologies and dedication to customer service. The successful candidate will assist customers of all ages by providing direct customer service in reference, reader’s advisory and circulation functions, guide customers on the use of a wide array of library resources and technologies and plan and deliver library programs for various age groups. Strong multi-tasking, customer service, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential for this position. Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree and one year prior experience providing direct customer service to the public. Experience with Microsoft Office products preferred. Ability to lift books and other materials and move heavy book carts. Some bending and stooping required. Spanish/English bilingual skills preferred. Successful candidate will undergo a criminal background check. Hiring Range: Varies by full-time or part-time status. Recruitment #17-S146-0240. Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov for more information and to apply.  EOE


DATE ENTERED: January 24, 2017

POSITION: Library Director

LOCATION: Darden Camp Business Library University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

The Darden School of Business has an exciting opportunity for a professional to lead Darden's Camp Library. The Director, Camp Library manages all aspects of the operations including management of budget, program evaluation, development of new programs, operations and staff.
Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the overall direction, management and leadership of the Camp Library. Provides leadership in all library operations including staffing, program development, and space planning.
  • Leads the library staff to develop and administer a broad set of library services and programs that support the teaching, learning and research missions of the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other library services across the University.
  • Manages the collections, resources and services to meet the needs of Darden students, faculty and staff. This includes managing the purchasing of new items, identifying resources that can be cancelled, and opportunities for cost sharing partnerships within Darden, UVA and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Monitors trends in technology and analyze their viability in the Camp Library and develop new applications for Library operations and services.
  • Maintains strong relationships with key internal stakeholders (Darden faculty and students) to be sure Camp Library services are meeting their needs for research, job searches, and other activities.
  • Implements mechanisms to track impact of faculty research through services such as Web of Science or Google Scholar.
  • Represents the Camp Library within UVA and globally in professional and/or academic communities.  

Link to applyhttps://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=80772


DATE ENTERED: January 18, 2017

POSITION: Youth Services Manager (Librarian II)

LOCATION: Duncan Branch Library, Alexandria Public Library, VA

Full Time - 40 Hours/Week – Duncan Branch Library
The Youth Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Duncan Branch Library Youth Services Team and reports to the Branch Manager.

General Duties:

  • Supervises and schedules one Children’s Librarian, one part-time Library Assistant and two part-time Library Pages
  • Plans and implements educational programs and literacy initiatives including summer reading programs for children ages 0-12
  • Coordinates collection development and maintenance for children’s materials
  • Assists children, caregivers, parents, teachers, etc. with requests for information and library materials
  • Coordinates outreach activities with Alexandria City Public Schools, the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, and related organizations providing Youth Services in the community.
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve youth services
  • Functions as building officer in the Branch Manager’s absence
  • Weeds and updates the collection and evaluates print and digital resources
  • Participates on system Youth Services Committee 


Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of children’s and young adult literature, programming and services 

  • Management and supervisory skills, including team building, time management, and planning 

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills 

  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and technology 

  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing library environment 

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff 

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 

  • Prior supervisory experience is preferred 


Minimum Requirements:  
Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; at least five years of experience in professional library work, including three or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity at the level of Librarian I; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Spanish language skills preferred.

Salary: $51,552.80 - $60,885.50 Annually

Benefits: Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability and long-term care insurance.

Location: Duncan Branch Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301

Schedule:
Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the Duncan Branch, and will include days, evenings and two Saturdays per month.

Application Instructions:
Click here to apply  attaching one document containing a cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references, preferably supervisory.  Address Cover Letter to Ross Farley, HR Manager, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA  22304.  Contact with questions: 703-746-1799, or careers@alexandria.lib.va.us.
This position is open until filled; however, applications received by February 3, 2017 will be given first consideration.


DATE ENTERED: January 18, 2017

POSITION: LIBRARY CATALOGER

LOCATION: The McGraw-Page Library at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

The McGraw-Page Library at Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a part-time (20 hours per week), 12-month Library Cataloger to catalog materials in various formats in accordance with national and local standards. Duties for this paraprofessional position include copy cataloging of library materials in all formats, creating and maintaining electronic name and subject authority files, and training and supervising student workers.  Requirements include a bachelor’s degree, knowledge of productivity software, and the ability to learn specialized computer applications. Experience using the cataloging module of an integrated library system; cataloging coursework; and/or knowledge of MARC formats, AACR2 and/or RDA is preferred.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently and as part of a team and will have good interpersonal and communication skills.  To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references all in one attachment to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources at https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=randolmacc&jobId=27851&lang=en_US&source=CC2.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   EOE.


DATE ENTERED: January 17, 2017

POSITION: Director

LOCATION: Ferndale Area District Library, MI

Do you have what it takes to be the new Director for the Ferndale Area District Library (http://www.ferndalepubliclibrary.org/)? Can you build and sustain a strong library mobilizing ideas, stimulating innovation, and celebrating diversity with a creative and committed staff and Board of Directors? If so, you may be the successful candidate for Ferndale’s directorship. The seven-member Board of Directors seeks a Director who will focus on the Library as a center of cultural vitality and participation that enhances the quality of life for all Ferndale residents. Serving 19,900 people with an annual $1.2 million operating budget and 25 staff, the Library strives to deliver stellar programs and services in its recently expanded and renovated building and outside its walls through community engagement efforts. New opportunities include initiating a new strategic planning process, an enhanced funding stream through the success of the 2016 millage election, continued and expanded partnerships with the Friends of the Ferndale Library (FFL), and partnerships with the Ferndale School District, the City of Ferndale and other community organizations and agencies.

Responsibilities. Appointed by the Ferndale Public Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Library and plans, directs and coordinates all activities of the Library. The Library Director is expected to develop his or her own methods and to demonstrate resourcefulness, initiative, creativity and mature judgment in the performance of duties. The Library Director works with considerable freedom of action, subject to board policies and directives. Key areas of responsibility include (1) identifying and hiring all staff; (2) supporting professional staff development; (3) advocating for the Library through external community partnerships; (4) preparing and managing the annual budget; (5) maintaining and upgrading of facilities and library technologies; (6) marketing the Library and increasing patronage; and (7) participating professionally on a local, state and national level. See Ferndale Director Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/FerndaleDirectordesc.pdf) for details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, the ability to obtain or already hold a Michigan Librarian’s Permanent Certificate (requires four (4) years of full-time employment or an equivalent time period of paid professional library work following the completion of the MLS degree), and three (3) years professional supervisory public library experience.  Preferred qualifications include the ability to mentor and inspire a strong, creative staff, sound fiscal skills, ability to focus on vision moving the library forward; skill in analyzing, streamlining and developing efficient workflow processes, and proven success in community engagement and partnership development. Prior successful experience reporting to a governing Board is desirable.

Centered on the iconic intersection of Woodward & Nine Mile, Ferndale is a favorite local and regional destination with a mindset that embraces the diversity of culture, class and creativity.  Ferndale is known for its public art collection, pocket parks, inviting streetscapes, and businesses owned and operated by inspired entrepreneurs. Ferndale is family-friendly, bike and pedestrian friendly and hosts events throughout the year including Ferndale Pride, the Blues Festival, DIY Street Fair, and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair. It’s also the birthplace of the Woodward Dream Cruise. Located in Oakland County, Ferndale is a short drive to downtown Detroit making it a truly livable combination of a residential urban/suburban environment with easy urban center access. See Ferndale Links ((http://www.gossagesager.com/ferndalelinks.htm)) for additional information about the Library and the community.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000-82,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (http://www.bradburymiller.com/)  via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@bradburymiller.com. This position closes March 12, 2017.


DATE ENTERED: January 17, 2017

POSITION: DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES

LOCATION: County of Roanoke, VA

The County of Roanoke is seeking a highly skilled Director of Library Services to lead the largest, state-of-the-art public library system in Virginia, west of Richmond.  

The Director of Library Services will provide executive leadership and management over the public library system in accordance with strategic direction established by County Administration and the Board of Supervisors. Work involves significant community engagement and public involvement with patrons, volunteers, educators, students, and other diverse members of the public to ensure that the library system is an integral part of life-long learning in the community. The new Director must be able to work collaboratively with the Library Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library nonprofit organization, and regional partners within the Roanoke Valley Libraries (RVL) system.

This position is open until filled, with first preference given to applications received by February 12, 2017.

For more information:
Download our Director of Library Services flyer.
Apply online today at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/roanokeva/jobs/1633375/director-of-library-services?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


DATE ENTERED: January 13, 2017

POSITION: Dean of the Library

LOCATION: Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA
Emory & Henry College invites applications for the position of Dean of the Library.

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the Library leads the Kelly Library in its mission to support the informational and scholarly needs of a national liberal arts college and school of health sciences and to articulate a strategic vision for the future of the library. Facilitating the transformation of the Library into a student-centered, 21st century, academic hub, the Dean of the Library integrates diverse resources and technologies, collaborates with college constituents, and cultivates a vibrant teaching and learning community. The Dean of the Library fosters an organizational climate that promotes diversity, encourages research and innovation, and provides effective leadership to Library staff and students.

Required is an MLS / MLIS (or equivalent) degree from an ALA-accredited institution or 5 years progressive experience in academic library administration (collection development, library systems, etc.) including human resources, project management, budgeting, and conflict resolution.  Also required are proven leadership and collaborative skills and experience establishing priorities.  Candidates who possess a doctorate, Phi Beta Kappa membership, and experience working in a national liberal arts college are highly encouraged.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three letters of reference to deanoflibrary2016@ehc.edu Full consideration will be given to all applications received by March 1, 2017.

Emory & Henry College is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


 DATE ENTERED: January 11, 2017

POSITION: Cataloging Librarian

LOCATION: The Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA

Division:  Collections/Technical Services

Reports to:  Vice President for Collections/Director of Technical Services

FSLA:  Non-exempt

Date:  January 4, 2017

Posting Duration:  Until Filled

Position:   The Virginia Historical Society seeks a qualified candidate for the position of cataloging librarian.  This position serves as the lead cataloger for published materials housed in the collections of the Virginia Historical Society.  Catalogs all published materials including monographs, serials, sheet music and broadsides ; maintains local authority file, maintains shelf list files, revises online catalog as needed and assists in clean-up of the STAR/Client database; serves as the primary point person for retrospective conversion and trains staff in the creation of cataloging records for the online public access catalog.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs original and copy cataloging of published materials producing MARC records AACR2, MARC21, RDA rules and LC authorities.  Maintains the VHS authority file and creates authority file records as needed.  Makes corrections in the STAR database when the loading of these records creates a conflict in the database.  Maintains the shelflist and resolves any conflicts that occur in the assignment of classification numbers.  Makes corrections in the online catalog that are discovered by the VHS staff and library users.   Works closely with the Cataloging Library Assistant using MarcEdit to make massive changes in cataloging data.  Serves as the primary point person in retrospective conversion by upgrading “old” STAR records and creating data for materials which were missed in the initial crossload which created the online catalog.  Trains clerical and paraprofessional staff in the creation of specialized cataloging records to provide access to materials in the vertical file and biographical sketches.    Assists in special projects as assigned, including the cataloging of CMLS published materials being transferred to the Virginia Historical Society.  Serves on the Saturday rotation in the reading room and provides assistance during the week on an as needed basis.

Qualifications:  A master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is required.  Knowledge of basic elements of bibliographic control; experience with both copy and original cataloging and authority file maintenance.  Experience with rare book cataloging. Strong service orientation. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels and library patrons. Initiative, flexibility, and the potential to excel in a rapidly changing environment.  Knowledge of and ability to apply standard MARC21 based cataloging and descriptive practices, including the creation of specialized cataloging records for a research clientele; ability to prioritize tasks and coordinate workflows; experience using OCLC and its specialized functions such as macros and  MarcEdit.  

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, with available benefits package.

Application: Send letter of interest, updated resume, and list of references to Paulette Schwarting, Director of Technical Services (paulette@vahistorical.org)  by  5 p.m. 23 January 2017.  For additional information, please call 804-342-9688.
The Virginia Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer


DATE ENTERED: January 11, 2017

POSITION: Library Information Associate/Library Specialist I

LOCATION: Greenwood Library, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Full-Time, Classified, Non-Exempt Position #00221                        
Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society.  In support of this mission, we invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Library Information Associate/Library Specialist I in the Greenwood Library.  This person will work from The Desk, the Library’s single service point for information and research services, to provide support to students, faculty, and staff.  This position is required to work days, nights, and weekends.  

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:

  • Provide high quality user-centered customer service
  • Assist with the staffing of The Desk, including nights and weekends
  • Assist with the training of student assistants
  • Maintain an area of the Library’s collection and places and/or clears holds
  • Perform circulation, financial, and clerical functions including monthly reports
  • Assists with serials and the technical processing of materials       
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent combination of training and work experience required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology and ability to follow procedures and related standards
  • Working knowledge of procedures and standards for the processing and/or maintenance of library materials
  • Work experience with Windows based applications required
  • Work experience with Mac based applications preferred
  • Strong customer service work experience
  • Knowledge of business and mathematical processes to reconcile financial and statistical data
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time

Pay Band 3.  Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  A successful criminal background check is required.  Position will be posted a minimum of five days.  Review of applications will begin immediately. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  Submit a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com.  Applicants must include all qualifications and work history on the State application. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Resumes will not substitute for a complete application.  

Human Resources
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA  23909
Phone:  434-395-2074
Fax:  434-395-2666
Email: humres@longwood.edu

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.  You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application.  If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

The Annual Fire and Security Report(s) include campus security information, campus fire statistics, safety procedures, and provides statistics for criminal and disciplinary offenses.  The report(s) are provided annually in compliance with the Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).  Longwood University’s Annual Safety and Security report and the Annual Fire Safety report is available at:  http://solomon.longwood.edu/media/police/solomon/ASA-2015-2016.pdf.  A hard copy of the Annual Security and Fire Safety reports and/or a copy of the Fire Log are maintained at the Longwood Police Office and will be provided upon request.

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA (01-11-17)


DATE ENTERED: January 10, 2017

POSITION: BRANCH MANAGER

LOCATION: Loudoun County (VA) Public Library

Loudoun County (VA) Public Library is currently seeking an energetic, forward-thinking, customer-focused individual for the position of Branch Manager. Located just 30 miles west of Washington, DC, Loudoun County Public Library is the information center of the community providing access to innovative technologies and a full range of library services and resources for the citizens of Loudoun County. This position will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, ensuring the delivery of exceptional customer service, assuring high productivity and maintaining high staff morale at a large branch library. The successful candidate should be a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, innovative ideas and awareness of emerging trends, technologies and best practices in public library services. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, customers and the community. The position is supervised by the Deputy Director. Requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school and at least two (2) years of related professional-level experience, including supervisory or operational/administrative oversight experience and a thorough knowledge and understanding of trends in libraries and related technologies. Prefer prior experience as a Branch Manager including staff supervision and management of a physical facility. Prefer prior experience in multiple aspects of library branch operations such as collection management and program implementation. The schedule will vary, including nights and weekends. Bilingual Spanish/English skills preferred. Successful candidate will undergo criminal and DMV record checks. Hiring Range: $52,621-$76,784. Recruitment #17-A132-0217. Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov for more information and to apply.  EOE


DATE ENTERED: January 6, 2017

POSITION: Research Librarian (Adult Services)

LOCATION: Salem Church Branch, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: This award-winning regional library system is seeking a creative professional librarian with strong leadership and programming skills to serve the Adult Services Department at one of its busiest branches. Headquartered in historic Fredericksburg, VA, midway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, VA, CRRL serves over 300,000 residents in four jurisdictions through the Headquarters Library and seven branches. The library enjoys strong community support, with annual circulation over ten million, an annual budget over eleven million dollars, and a dedicated and forward-looking staff of 300 people. Fredericksburg and the surrounding area are home to an active arts community; the University of Mary Washington; plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities; and a rich local history.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: delivering readers’ advisory and research instruction; providing educational and recreational classes and events to adults, both in the library and through outreach, with an emphasis on technology instruction; assisting with collection development; and promoting library services and materials.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Requires an ALA-accredited MLS degree. Strong customer service orientation. Knowledge of  adult literature and quality reference resources, good communication skills, flexible work habits, and ability to relate to a diverse population of adults, as well as fellow staff. Programming experience in a public library setting is preferred. Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet ongoing deadlines. Basic knowledge of computer hardware and peripherals; digital literacy skills including proficiency in internet research, and familiarity with a variety of programs and apps. Requires work that involves walking or standing much of the time; bending and stooping; and exerting up to 30 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis to lift and/or move library materials. Requires a valid VA driver’s license.

SALARY: Hiring starts at $40,860 w/ excellent benefits, including affordable health insurance premiums and VRS retirement.

TO APPLY: Please send your résumé and cover letter to applicants@crrl.org no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 20.


DATE ENTERED: January 6, 2017

POSITION: Head, Resource Acquisition (FA036z)

LOCATION: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

George Mason University, University Libraries seek an innovative, enthusiastic and collaborative librarian for the position of Head, Resource Acquisition. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
This position serves as an integral part of a forward-thinking, twenty-three-person-strong technical services unit. The Resource Acquisition Office is responsible for efficiently and accurately spending a robust research materials budget of approximately $10 million, roughly 80 percent of which is spent on electronic resources. The successful candidate has an opportunity to be part of a cohesive unit at an exciting time as the Mason Libraries are embarking on a system migration, and are deeply involved in digital scholarship and data management initiatives. The incumbent is also a key member of a four person Technical Services Group management team.
The incumbent provides leadership for the acquisition, access and ongoing maintenance of orders for materials in all formats. This position interacts regularly with key staff in the university’s Purchasing and Accounts Payable Office and serves as an expert resource on state and university financial regulations and guidelines and ensures compliance. The position directly manages seven full-time classified staff members and reports to the Director, Technical Services Group.

As department head, this position:

  • Focuses the work of the unit on excellent customer service and timely access to scholarly resources;
  • Works closely and collaboratively with Collection Development, Resource Description and Metadata Services, Digital Programs and Systems, and subject librarians to ensure materials are ordered and accessible;
  • Designs and implements effective workflows incorporating current technologies and standards;
  • Applies knowledge of professional best practices and keeps abreast of developments and trends within acquisitions, academic librarianship and scholarly communications; and
  • Actively participates in the procurement of scholarly resources through consortium partnerships with VIVA and WRLC.

Duties:

  • Responsible for the general management of the Resource Acquisition Office. Primary responsibilities include: providing supervision of monograph and electronic resource ordering and user access as well as the management of all fiscal transactions related to the research materials budget;
  • Oversees and maintains consistent and usable acquisitions data for a broad range of purposes;
  • Develops and maintain effective communication and good working relationships with publishers and vendors;
  • Identifies training needs and provides learning and development opportunities for staff and helps others to increase their awareness and acceptance of cultural differences; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent;
  • Significant professional-level experience in one or more functional areas of technical services;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Technologically adept;
  • Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth; and
  • Familiarity with the latest trends and issues in acquisitions and/or technical services.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least two to three years of professional-level experience in acquisitions and/or serials in an academic library;
  • At least two to three years of professional-level experience managing electronic journals and databases on a large scale;
  • Experience managing invoicing and payments, including EDI (electronic data interchange) invoicing experience;
  • Procurement and RFP/contract experience;
  • Ability to work independently, delegate duties, and work collaboratively in a complex academic environment;
  • Significant and successful managerial experience; and
  • Working knowledge of Ex Libris Voyager or Alma.

Appointment/Benefits:
Twelve-month professional faculty appointment with rank dependent on qualifications and experience; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at library.gmu.edu for more information.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA036z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information (to include addresses [including e-mail] and phone numbers).

Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (rprokop@gmu.edu), Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin after February 6, 2017 (for full consideration please apply by then), and will continue until the position if filled.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


DATE ENTERED: January 5, 2017

POSITION: Children’s Librarian

LOCATION: DANVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY, DANVILLE, VA

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Salary:  $38,930 - $46,716 a year

Job Type: Full-Time

DESCRIPTION:  Danville Public Library is currently seeking a team-oriented, creative person with a strong public service commitment and experience working in a progressive library environment to serve as the Children’s Librarian.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Serve as an integral part of a management team lead by the Library Director to coordinate and direct the staff and activities of the Library.   Supervise, train, and motivate staff with a variety of backgrounds and experience to provide a professional level of service to children and young adults.  Perform a variety of tasks and duties that will support the mission and values of the Library.  Participates in the selection, evaluation, and promotion of reading material and resources for children.  Actively participates in providing customer service directly either in person, on the phone, or as part of an outreach program.  Plan, schedule, and execute meaningful, cultural or thematic programs that appeal to a wide range of interests and backgrounds.     

MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Library Science or relate course of study and 1 to 3 years of related customer service or similar library experience.  Requires a thorough knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of a modern library.  Skill in maintaining effective relationships with library customers of all ages and backgrounds.  Skill in the use of tact and diplomacy when interacting with demanding customers.  Strong background in the use of computers and related technology.  Ability to communicate verbally, in person over the phone, and electronically to answer questions.   Ability to supervise, mentor, evaluate, and inspire staff.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Ability to stand for extended periods, walk, crouch down, and lift and carry objects up to 25 lbs.   

TO APPLY:  Applicants must complete a City of Danville online application form, which is available by clicking here


DATE ENTERED: January 5, 2017

POSITION: Librarian IV – Branch Manager #21437

LOCATION: Virginia Beach Public Library, Virginia Beach, VA

The Virginia Beach Public Library is seeking a Library Branch Manager. If you enjoy working with the public, building community support, team building and are change oriented and are forward thinking, this is the job for you.  Virginia Beach is seeking an innovative, energetic and creative professional with a commitment to enriching the life of our community and creating a climate of lifelong learning to join us and work in a team centered and collaborative environment, providing quality services for all Virginia Beach Citizens.

Individual manages and directs the operations of a Community Library; hires, trains and evaluates staff; prepares and monitors the budget; assists customers with circulation and information service needs; understands and explains; resolves complaints; cultivates a forward looking, collaborative environment and sets high user-centered service standards, fosters an environment of collegiality, respect and teamwork; plays a leadership role in library-wide  policy making and in the development and evaluation of services; fosters engagement with constituents,  library policies and procedures to customers and staff in order to resolve conflicts and achieve mutually agreeable resolution.  Virginia Beach is a progressive, vibrant resort city of over 430,000 people with a library that enjoys strong public support.

Requires a Master of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college plus 5 years in professional/administrative library work with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory capacity or in professional/administrative library work which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities.
For more information and to apply on-line by 1-25-17 go to www.vbgovcareers.com   EOE


DATE ENTERED: January 3, 2017

POSITION: Librarian Part Time

LOCATION: Chesterfield County Public Library, Chesterfield, VA

Minimum Qualifications:  Master's degree in library and/or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); possession of, or ability to obtain, a Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State Library Board; at least one year of related experience; (experience as a professional librarian or experience in a public library preferred); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Working knowledge of the principles and practices of library and information science.  Ability to adapt and apply traditional and emerging library technologies to include, but not limited to, mobile technologies, physical and digital information environments; plan and implement creative and educational learning opportunities that align with customer needs; operate a computer and related software, mobile devices, scanners, cash register and other common office equipment; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse audience within and outside of the organization; develop and maintain effective professional relationships with internal and external customers; use good judgment and make sound decisions that support county/department initiatives and values.  An applicant who does not meet the minimum qualifications may be hired as a trainee at a rate 5% below the minimum hourly rate.  An employee in trainee status must successfully meet the minimum qualifications for the position within 12 months of hire, at which time, the employee will be removed from trainee status and the employee's rate will be adjusted to the minimum for the position.  Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.

Duties: Provide learning, reference, and engagement opportunities to library customers by creating an exceptional customer experience (i.e. roving reference, interactive conversations, one-on-one learning sessions, personalized learning plans, etc.).  Educate customers and staff about the use and evaluation of various information tools and strategies, including research databases.  Assist with planning and executing quarterly programming and annual signature event as needed.  Actively participate in system-wide councils/teams to coordinate service delivery and create content for documents and website.  Apply knowledge of library collection, publishing and authors to meet the reading and viewing preferences of customers.  Meet with community groups, school employees and others outside the system to provide library services and promote learning initiatives.  Provide direction and structure to branch volunteers in collaboration with branch management team members.  Serve as person in charge in the absence of management team members.  Perform other work as required.  PLEASE NOTE:  Interviews will be scheduled as vacancies occur within the next six months.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must complete an online Chesterfield County application, which is available at http://www.chesterfield.gov/Careers/#. Refer to requisition # 17-00323.The deadline for receiving applications is 5:00 PM Thursday, January 26, 2017. Starting salary is $22.93 an hour.
Chesterfield County is An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity


 DATE ENTERED: January 3, 2017

POSITION: Librarian Program Coordinator – Full Time

LOCATION: Chesterfield County Public Library, Chesterfield, VA

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association; possession of, or ability to obtain, a Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State Library Board; one year of professional experience in a public library required (two years preferred); one year of program development experience required (two years preferred); or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Working knowledge of program planning and implementation to include research, development and evaluation methods that align with the library's strategic plans.  Ability to engage community partners, customers and staff in the promotion of library programs; to lead Program Council meetings and coordinate training and development opportunities related to programming and marketing programs; to train library staff on program development; to manage multiple projects and deadlines at one time; to work within a team environment; to work professionally with high profile presenters and County Administration; to independently plan, organize and coordinate system-wide programs; to work evenings and weekends and outside events during periods of hot and cold weather; to push, pull, carry, lift and/or set up equipment/objects weighing up to 30 pounds; and to drive a county vehicle.  Pre-employment drug testing, FBI criminal background check and education/degree verification required.

Duties: Coordinate and execute quarterly, high profile, system-wide events including quarterly author series, musical series, and Comic Con.  Supervise Library Specialist responsible for helping with program coordination.  Work closely with marketing and publicity team to develop promotional goals and timeliness.  Develop and oversee a program feedback collection and evaluation method.  Manage online event calendar system.  Coordinate with branch staff on signature events, including development, oversight and day-of assistance.  Lead monthly Program Council meetings to include training, workshops, discussion opportunities related to programming and event marketing.  Develop monthly e-newsletter promoting upcoming library events and targeted services.  Oversee programming budget for the library system.  Review and coordinate event set-up and logistics for system-wide events.  Serve on County's Black History Month Committee and develop programs that support Black History Month.  Provide oversight to Summer Learning Committee.  Contribute to the editing of the quarterly magazine and the input of programs into the library system's online events calendar.  Consult with branch staff to ensure quarterly programs meet strategic plan criteria.  Perform other work as required.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must complete an online Chesterfield County application, which is available at http://www.chesterfield.gov/Careers/#. Refer to requisition # 17-00341.The deadline for receiving applications is 5:00 PM Thursday, January 12, 2017. Starting salary is $47,692 annually.
Chesterfield County is An Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity


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