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DATE ENTERED: APRIL 22, 2014

POSITION: Director of Development and Office of External Relations

LOCATION: University Development, The College of William & Mary, The Earl Gregg Swem Library, Williamsburg, VA

DESCRIPTION: The College of William & Mary seeks applicants for the position of Director of Development and Office of External Relations for The Earl Gregg Swem Library.

The Director is the leader and central executor for all advancement activity for the benefit of the library which includes building a culture of engagement and philanthropy, executing a strategic vision for the library’s advancement operations, managing the Swem Library Board, and leading the library external relations team. The Director will carry a portfolio of approximately 125 prospects and will be responsible for soliciting gifts and commitments at and above $50,000, leading and directing a comprehensive fundraising program for Swem to include, but not limited to, Leadership and Major Gifts, Annual Giving, Planned Gifts, and Corporate and Foundation Relations. This individual must be keenly focused on pipeline development and moves management.

The Director is the chief fundraiser for Swem and a strategic partner across campus for the benefit of the library, collaborating with regional fundraising teams as well as constituency unit fundraisers, working closely with the Dean of University Libraries and other senior officials in support of all development related initiatives to include fundraising and engagement events, and Swem development related communications. The Director will be responsible for developing thorough and comprehensive briefings for the Dean, the President, the Vice President for University Development, the Associate Vice President for Development, and other University and development leaders as needed. The Director has a joint reporting relationship to the Dean of University Libraries and the Associate Vice President for University Development and leads and manages the library’s Office of External Relations, which includes an Associate Director for Strategic Communication and Outreach, and an External Relations Specialist.

The Director is responsible for the management and support of the Swem Board which includes planning Board meetings, working with the Dean and Board to maximize philanthropy and ensure fluency among Swem staff and board members, as well as the management of special leadership boards for specified fundraising initiatives.

Finally, this position will coordinate the development of library fundraising efforts as the campaign moves into the public phase. As one of William & Mary’s lead constituency officers, the Director is responsible for communicating the key messages and priorities while coordinating activity with leading academic figures from William & Mary. S/he will lead the building of a cohesive network of volunteers who are willing to articulate their personal support of William & Mary and the Campaign, who are willing to work actively with their peers to raise philanthropic support for the College, and who become the “face” of the campaign for the library. S/he will also assist in developing campaign communication, engagement/community-building activities, and stewardship strategies.

The successful candidate must have the ability to travel and be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

TO APPLY: Please apply online at the following link (https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/17336 ) and/or contact Debbie Ratliff (dratliff@wm.edu) for more information.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 22, 2014

POSITION: Head of Research and Education

LOCATION: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

DESCRIPTION: The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Research and Education. The VCU Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable individual to lead the Libraries’ Research and Education department. The Head will lead a team in developing, promoting, and delivering knowledge-based support to programs on the Medical College of Virginia Campus and will develop outreach initiatives for targeted communities. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and a minimum of three years of professional experience in a health sciences library environment are required.

SALARY: Minimum of $70,000 annually.

TO APPLY: Review of applications begins May 26, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at http://www.library.vcu.edu/admin/jobs/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 21, 2014

POSITION: Deputy Director

LOCATION: Greenwich (CT) Library

A great community deserves a great library and a great library deserves a great Deputy Director! Join the Greenwich Library (http://www.greenwichlibrary.org/) – and its highly talented team of professionals—as its next Deputy Director. For 200 years, Greenwich Library has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community and is at a pivotal point in the implementation of its new strategic plan, “Connecting Our Community.” Greenwich Library, a Library Journal “Five Star Library”, proudly serves the 62,755 residents of the Town of Greenwich through its Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library. With a dedicated staff of 157 (93 FTE), a collection of nearly 500,000 items and a $9.2 million annual budget from public and private sources, the Library circulates 1.4 million items and hosts 745,000 visitors annually.

Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of many neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools and health care system. Ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity are noteworthy; 24% of the population speaks a language other than English in their homes. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several public beaches, a golf course, tennis courts, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Additional information on the Library and the community can be found at Greenwich Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/greenwichlinks.htm).

RESPONSIBILITIES: Working under the Library Director, the Deputy Director will be a member of the Library’s leadership team and assist with managing the Library program, implementing policy, developing and implementing long term strategy, and launching initiatives to improve library services for the community. Responsibilities include: supporting the preparation and monitoring of the public/private annual operating and capital budgets; managing library professional and support staff and administering personnel actions and training; recommending changes to improve operations and streamline work processes; working collaboratively to provide quality customer service; attending community and municipal meetings; promoting the strategic plan and policies to community groups, public officials, potential/current donors, and the general public; overseeing community outreach programs; coordinating market research efforts to assess community needs and support the development of new cultural events and programs; and coordinating building maintenance and plans for library security and improvements. See the Greenwich Library Deputy Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/DDjobdesc.pdf) for additional details.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university; eight years of related professional experience, preferably working in a union environment; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the requirements of the position. Desired knowledge, skills and abilities include, but are not limited to: a working knowledge of public library administration and budget management; excellent verbal and written communication skills—including the ability to prepare and deliver effective presentations to board/committee members, donors, and the public as needed; familiarity with facilities management; working knowledge of library technology including integrated library systems; good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with community groups, current/prospective donors, board/committee members, staff, and the general public; and the ability to think strategically and develop objectives to achieve long-term goals.

COMPENSATION: The position offers a starting salary range of $102,700 – $128,375 (placement dependent upon qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

TO APPLY: For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. To apply, send an in-depth cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf files to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the close date of June 6, 2014. Please allow sufficient time to complete the application process through the Town of Greenwich’s Employment Site no later than 4pm, EST, June 6, 2014, for consideration as a candidate.

The Town of Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 15, 2014

POSITION: Circulation Supervisor

LOCATION: Central Virginia Regional Library, Farmville, VA

DESCRIPTION: Circulation Supervisor for public library. Required: Demonstrated experience in supervision and customer service and knowledge of computer applications. College degree and library work experience desired.

Full-time position. Full position description available at CVRL.net.

TO APPLY: Apply in writing with references to Personnel Committee, Central Virginia Regional Library, 1303 W. Third Street, Farmville, VA 23901, or by email to farmlibrary@kinex.net.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 15, 2014

POSITION: Library Customer Service Associate – 500474

LOCATION: University of Richmond, VA

DESCRIPTION: The University of Richmond is currently accepting applications for the Customer Service Associate position. This position assures that staff, faculty, students and community members receive user-centered, high quality customer service at the Main Service Desk, the first point of user contact with the library. The Customer Service Associate provides services to patrons that include: information and basic reference service; general library information; circulation of library materials – including Kindles, iPads and laptops; coordination of course reserves for faculty; and fee payments. This position also provides several essential back office functions including processing student billing, book ordering, departmental process documentation, and assisting with student assistant/consultant training and supervision.

To be considered for this position applicants must submit a Resume and Cover Letter/Additional Attachment addressing the following topics:

  • Please explain why you are interested in this position.
  • Please state your relevant educational, academic, or professional experiences that have prepared you for this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Main Service Desk/Patron Assistance

  • Performs opening and closing duties to ensure library is ready and accessible to patrons during business hours.
  • Assists internal and external customers, in person, over the telephone, or through electronic communication, by checking in and out library materials, issuing library cards, taking fines and payments, providing
  • information regarding library services, policies, and procedures, and the location and use of library materials and equipment.
  • Answers basic information questions and refers more complex questions or problems to librarians, technicians, or supervisors.
  • Resolves issues related to overdue items and library customer’s circulation records.
  • Negotiates fine and fee payment plans with library customers and waives charges, if appropriate, using established guidelines and procedures.
  • Instructs library customers in the use of equipment, such as photocopiers, microfilm readers/printers, public-use computers, and printers.
  • Processes a variety of reports and lists, including those used to locate requested materials and to check for missing and claims returned materials.
  • Assist in maintaining order in the library, relating policies and procedures to customers and notifying the proper staff of problems when necessary.
  • Demonstrate the use of equipment and computers to customers as needed.
  • Contact customers by phone and written communications about holds, overdue materials, and other questions and problems as necessary.
  • Troubleshoots problems with library equipment, including computers, notifying the appropriate personnel of action taken or repairs needed.
  • Advises the Customer Service Supervisor of problems related to the daily operation of the Main Service Desk.
  • Notify the appropriate staff of supply requirements for the efficient running of the library.
  • Generates end of shift report that informs designated staff of deviations in student schedules, issues resolved and/or requiring additional follow-up, and any patron related incidents.

Student Assistant/Consultant Training

  • Creates and delivers training to Student Assistants.
  • Participates in continuous technical training and reinforcement of library policies and expectations with Customer Service Student Assistants and Consultants.

Cash Management

  • Participates in cash management to ensure accurate handling of University funds through daily reconciliation of cash receipts from previous workday.
  • Generates daily cash deposits.
  • Processes cash and OneCard transactions in Voyager (ILS), aero machine, and cash register.
  • Participates in cash control through weekly verification of cash on hand.
  • Performs daily and monthly reconciliation of OneCard transactions and Pcounter receipts.

Course Reserves

  • Coordinates all activities associated with the creation and availability of print and electronic reserve materials at faculty request.
  • Works closely with Digital Production Services to ensure quality ereserves and scans for Blackboard are available by the date requested.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with faculty and staff regarding course reserve processes and copy right policies.
  • Initiates and follows through on communications with Copyright Clearing Center to minimize University liability for copyright infringement.

Loss Prevention and Billing

  • Serves as student billing focal point for Boatwright Library as well as the Music Library, Media Resource Center and Curriculum Materials Center by generating monthly billing reports and posting fines/fees into BannerWeb and Voyager.
  • Generates monthly overdue fines and lost materials reports for distribution to appropriate personnel in Boatwright Library, Music Library, Media Resource Center and Curriculum Materials Center.
  • Checks the library records of departing faculty and staff and reports results to the Human Resources Data Specialist to secure return of library property.
  • Initiates contact with faculty and staff regarding return of library materials.
  • Maintains ongoing communication with the Bursar’s Office about various billing issues.

Collection Maintenance

  • Submits new book orders through the GOBI online book ordering system on behalf of reference librarians after searching online library catalog to avoid ordering duplicates.
  • Provide assistance to librarians in the maintenance of collections of books, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, and audiovisual and other materials.
  • Performs searches for lost and missing books. Provides catalog holdings and order information to librarians who make decisions about replacing lost books.

Departmental Process Documentation

  • Maintains and updates circulation procedures/manuals on the library’s netfiles, MSD wiki and in print formats.
  • Generates assigned reports in Access or Excel documenting departmental activity.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • General knowledge of academic libraries and the Library of Congress Classification System.
  • General knowledge of basic computer hardware/software troubleshooting.
  • General knowledge of MS Office, other general software packages and standard internet applications.
  • Knowledge of library integrated systems.
  • Strong commitment to library public/customer service.
  • Basic training and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to make decisions in accordance with library policies and procedures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with printers and copiers.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patron information.
  • Ability to work independently, organize and prioritize work, respond to varied/changing work demands and make decisions as required.
  • Basic understanding of University Emergency Response Procedures.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university.

Two to three years of related library or customer service experience.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-Time Schedule – Sunday – Saturday with varying schedule between the hours of 7:30 am – 10:00 pm.
  • Schedule has some flexibility for a 4 or 5 day work week, must be available to work Saturdays.

SALARY STRUCTURE: Pay Grade 3. To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond’s Compensation Structure.

TO APPLY: To apply visit http://jobs.richmond.edu

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE


DATE ENTERED: April 9, 2014

POSITION: Youth Services Librarian

LOCATION: L. E. Smoot Memorial Library, King George, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian provides library programs and services to children and young adults.

• Plans, develops and implements weekly Storytimes for children two and under, and for children three-five years of age

• Plans, develops and implements children’s and young adult programs throughout the year

• Coordinates or conducts in-house Storytimes and tours for daycare centers, preschools and other youth groups as requested

• Prepares reading lists for children and young adults, and prepares appropriate displays.

• Provides Reader’s Advisory and Reference services for children and young adults.

• Plans, develops and implements a Summer Reading Program for ages 0 to 18.

• Coordinates the preparation of publicity on youth programs for distribution to the news media, in-house publicity and the Library web page

• Compiles and maintains accurate data of program participation and projects for Youth Services. Prepares accurate monthly and annual reports and submits them in a timely manner to the Library Director

• Communicates regularly with the Library Director regarding the scope and direction of Youth Services programs and projects

• Evaluates and recommends for purchase library materials for the juvenile and young adult collections; meets with book vendors as necessary

• Weeds the juvenile and young adult collections on a regular basis

• Coordinates and provides outreach services for daycare centers, preschools, and other groups as requested.

• Performs other duties as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an ALA- accredited school with a Master’s Degree in Library Science. Experience desirable, but not required.

SALARY: $39,318, plus benefits

TO APPLY: Applications are available online at King George County website http://www.king-george.va.us/ Those interested should submit a County application, resume and copies of transcripts to: Robin Tenney, Library Director, 9533 Kings Highway, King George, VA 22485 or by email to librarydirector@smoot.org

King George County is an equal opportunity employer.


DATE ENTERED: April 8, 2014

POSITION: City Library Director

LOCATION: New Haven (CT) Free Public Library

DESCRIPTION: Creating Community – Unleashing Potential – the New Haven Free Public Library (http://nhfpl.org/) Board of Directors seeks an exceptional leader to help realize the Library’s strategic goals, create community, and unleash the potential of the city and the library at its heart. The successful candidate will exhibit strong management skills and excellent cultural competencies. The Library Director will work well in a complex environment and be a strong team leader who builds consensus internally and be a passionate advocate who connects the library system externally with a broad mosaic of community stakeholders. The library, with a $5 million annual budget ($4.5 from City appropriations), a strong senior management team and a dedicated staff (52.3 FTEs), provides services and programs through the historic Ives Main Library (on the New Haven Green and adjacent to the Yale campus), four branches and a ReadMobile. The Library Director, working with the board and a related foundation board, will build on fundraising successes of the last decade and secure new financial resources to increase services. The Library will serve as a powerful catalyst for strong neighborhoods, academic success of every school child, and workforce development. For additional details see NHFPL Strategic Plan 2014-2016 (http://www.gossagesager.com/NHFPLStrategicPlan.pdf).

New Haven is one of America’s most dynamic small cities. The City proper has a population of 130,000. The principal municipality of a metropolitan region on the northern shore of Long Island Sound, it is in close proximity to Boston and New York City, which is accessible by more than 40 daily train connections. New Haven had the largest population growth of any New England city in the 2000-2010 U.S. Census and it has the highest apartment occupancy rate in the nation, with construction of more downtown residential sites underway. Like most communities, New Haven is also home to people with socio-economic challenges – but it has a scale and assets that make connecting residents to opportunity more possible. The local economy has a lot of STEAM – with science, technology, education, arts, and medicine as key drivers. Bioscience is growing, fueled by university research and the presence of Yale-New Haven Hospital, the fifth largest hospital in the U.S. Yale University and five other universities in the region enroll 35,000 students a year. Gateway Community College opened a state-of-the art downtown campus in 2012, three blocks from the main library. New Haven has professional theater, practicing architects, new and classical music concerts, outdoor festivals, and free world-class art museums unmatched by any city of similar size in the country. It also has 376 years of history – seen in its town green and architecture spanning three centuries – and nature is always nearby, with beaches, hiking trails, parks and farms not far from the city center. Such recreational opportunities are beneficial, given that New Haven is also a great restaurant town – from fine dining to the best pizza anywhere. For additional information, visit NHFPL Links http://www.gossagesager.com/NHFPLlinks.htm).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions. The Library Director provides leadership and vision in the creation and administration of a city library system committed to public service that shares, cooperates and collaborates with other educational, cultural and social agencies in the community. The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Directors on policy, strategic planning and fundraising matters and to the Chief Administrative Officer on administrative, personnel and budget issues. The Library Director also leads the Foundation Board of the New Haven Free Public Library (the Library’s fund raising arm). Additional information on the position can be found in the official job description (http://www.gossagesager.com/NHFPLjobdesc.doc).

QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in library science, business, non-profit management or other related fields. A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership, management and board governance experience. Five (5) years of which includes experience in administration, working with unions and authority over personnel. This position requires an enthusiastic, service-oriented leader; well-versed in trends and the new technologies. Must have a proven track record in fund raising and development. Previous experience working in a multi-branch system, working within a municipal or county funding structure and reporting to a governing Board are highly desirable.

A combination of training, proven experience and concrete results, which will provide the management, administration and supervisory functions needed to advance the New Haven Free Public Library and be a catalyst for New Haven’s civic renaissance. Residency in the City of New Haven is required within six months of appointment.

COMPENSATION: The position offers a hiring salary range of $80,000-103,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

TO APPLY: For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, www.gossagesager.com, via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com.

CLOSING DATE: The position closes May 25, 2014.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 8, 2014

POSITION: System Director

LOCATION: Northeast Kansas Library System

DESCRIPTION: Lead an innovative and accomplished Kansas library system, continuing outstanding levels of service and effective resource sharing. The Executive Board of the Northeast Kansas Library System (headquartered in Lawrence, KS), seeks an experienced library leader—responsive to member, staff, and community needs and skilled in focusing the efforts of a team of talented professionals—as its next System Director. NEKLS, (http://www.nekls.org), one of the seven Kansas regional systems, is a multi-type library system and works in partnership with its 118 member libraries providing unique and innovative services. With a $2.8 million annual budget (funded primarily from local property taxes) and 10 FTE system staff, NEKLS serves a 14 county region (more than 40% of Kansas population). Member libraries range from small, rural libraries to very large urban libraries. NEKLS is a member-focused organization with a reputation for being an incubator for statewide projects, for providing excellent continuing education opportunities for member library directors, trustees and staff, and for strong outreach services to its diverse membership, including support for innovative technologies. Key projects include NExpress (an open source ILS), Recollections Kansas (a digitization project), KLOW (KS Libraries on the Web), Kansas Library Express (the statewide courier service), and the accreditation and grant program for member libraries.

Ranked as one of the top ten best college towns, Lawrence, Kansas (home of the University of KS Jayhawks) offers much more than championship basketball tradition. Founded in 1854 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society, Lawrence was a stop on both the Oregon and the Santa Fe Trail. Later, Lawrence was the home of Langston Hughes and William S. Burroughs. Considered one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Dozen Most Distinctive Communities,” Lawrence is one of those rare exceptions-a historic downtown that remains the heart of a city. Centered on Massachusetts Street (“Mass Street”), the area features boutiques, restaurants, bookstores, and music venues. With a population of 89,000 people, Lawrence and Northeast Kansas offer a charming blend of urban and rural environments. In addition to nationally ranked public schools, Lawrence and the area offer the Lied Center of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art, Liberty Hall, and Haskell Indian Nations University. Outdoor recreational venues include nationally known golf courses, extensive planned bike paths, Clinton Lake and Prairie Park. Two metro areas- Kansas City and Topeka- are a 30 minute drive away. For additional details on NEKLS and the Northeast Kansas region, see NEKLS Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/neklslinks.htm).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The System Director, under the direction of the 18-member Executive Board, has overall responsibility for leadership and management of a fourteen county multi-type library system that seeks to pursue leadership and innovation in library service. Duties will include management of planning, budgets, personnel, service functions, and legislative advocacy. The System Director works with the Board, staff, member libraries, other Kansas systems, and the State Library to establish the strategic vision for the System, aligning its mission with member library needs and priorities. The Director will also ensure an active NEKLS presence in the statewide library community and professional activities. For complete details, visit NEKLS System Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/NEKLSjobdesc.pdf).

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications are an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible administrative experience. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior interpersonal skills; flexibility; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a desire to continue the tradition of excellence and innovation within the System. Success working with and reporting to a governing board, political advocacy experience, the ability to work with member libraries on legal, governance and policy issues, and prior experience in regional systems or consortia are additional preferred qualifications.

COMPENSATION: The hiring salary range is $80,000-100,000 (placement being dependent on experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

TO APPLY: For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com) via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com.

CLOSING DATE: This position closes June 8, 2014.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 4, 2014

POSITION: Library Assistant (Part-time)

LOCATION: Jean Outland Chrysler Library at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

DESCRIPTION: Performs a variety of responsible library/media tasks in such areas as materials acquisition, processing, circulation and storage; catalog and/or database maintenance; physical upkeep of materials and book inventory; assists Librarian in providing reference services to library patrons.

  • Assists with the operation of a service desk or unit including circulation, discharging, and re-shelving of materials.
  • Assists visitors to become familiar with the content and arrangement of library materials;
  • Helps Museum staff and visitors with questions about the Museum Collection.
  • Assists with fulfillment of copy and scan orders.
  • Maintains records on acquisition and description of periodicals, auction catalogs and other serials.
  • May collect and enter MARC records and barcode information into the online library catalog.
  • Assists with inventory control and preservation of collections.
  • Processes books, media and other materials for Interlibrary loan requests on a regular and rush basis.
  • May supervise volunteers.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent is required. BA/BS in related preferred. Previous library or related experience preferred. Must have strong attention to detail.

HOURS AND WORK LOCATION: Approximately 20 hours per week in the Jean Outland Chrysler Library

TO APPLY: Applications are available at the staff entrance of the Chrysler Museum of Art located at 245 West Olney Road in Norfolk, Virginia. The Chrysler Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 2, 2014

POSITION: Youth Services Assistant II (Part-time)

LOCATION: Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS): Hopewell, Virginia

ARLS serves three diverse jurisdictions. Hopewell is an industrial city committed to a redevelopment of its downtown to take advantage of its natural setting and historical past. Prince George County is a growing residential county. Dinwiddie is a largely rural county that is rich in history.

DESCRIPTION: The individual for this position is enthusiastic and will have the chance to build new skills and work with a fun team. You will have the opportunity to be creative, advise patrons on in-house resources, including library technology, travel to locations around the library system’s service area, and much more. This dynamic position puts you center stage in enhancing children’s lives as you help plan and execute programs aimed at developing literacy and life long learning in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires Bachelor’s degree or any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school diploma and a minimum of 4 years work related experience. Library experience strongly preferred. Experience working with children, computer literate, and a Virginia driver’s license required.

WAGE: $10.64 per hour

HOURS AND WORK LOCATION: Approximately 20 hours per week in the Hopewell Library

TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.arls.org to view the entire job description and to complete an application. Send your complete application and and résumé to ysa@arls.org no later than April 25, 2014 by 5 p.m. Please note that the employment application is a fillable form. Two free compatible pdf readers are Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. Applications and résumés will not be accepted by fax, by mail, or by in person delivery. The Appomattox Regional Library System is an equal opportunity employer. (EEOE)


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 1, 2014

POSITION: PART-TIME LIBRARIAN

LOCATION: SOUTH UNIVERSITY, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing reference, research and information literacy instruction to the campus community, using library materials in all formats. Will assist faculty, students and staff in development of research skills as well as teach patrons how to use the Library’s integrated catalog. Incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and maintenance of an environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion.

KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

1. Provide reference and assist all patrons with development of research skills.

2. Create, write and update library publications, such as manuals, guides, bookmarks, bibliographies, subject guides and other information literacy/library promotional materials.

3. Supervise any ILL services offered and contribute content to library web site.

4. Serve as coordinator for collection development. Assist Director of Library in campus community outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.

5. Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.

6. Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.

7. Oversee repair and maintenance of library AV equipment as well as supervise processing, repair, binding of library materials, in cooperation with Technical Services Librarian.

8. Assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget.

9. Oversee student workers in shelving and inventory of library materials and schedule their work hours to assist in coverage of the circulation desk.

10. Develop, maintain library operations manual. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Other Duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Knowledge:

a) Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.

b) At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution, law library experience is a plus.

c) Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.

d) Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution.

e) Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies.

2. Skills:

a) Fiscal and personnel management expertise.

b) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

c) Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.

d) Superior organizational skills

3. Abilities:

a) Work effectively a team member to insure that departmental goals are met.

b) Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.

c) Ability to teach information literacy skills

d) Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.

e) Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & NOTICE*:

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

Notice: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Education Management Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

TO APPLY: http://www.southuniversity.edu/about/employment.aspx


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 1, 2014

POSITION: LIBRARIAN – various branches – 20 hours per week

LOCATION: Chesterfield County Public Library, Chesterfield, VA

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY is a dynamic agency of county government providing access to high quality educational, cultural and recreational information services and resources. This vision is realized through skilled information professionals who proactively aid customers in identifying, evaluating and accessing information essential to fostering self-discovery and personal learning. We provide our customers a wide range of materials in current and emerging formats, informational programs, e-services and community facilities that enhance the quality of life for our customers and our community. This library system includes a Central Library, eight branches, a law library, and outreach services. We serve a population of 316,000 in the Richmond-Petersburg (VA) metropolitan area, two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Virginia beaches, and Washington, D.C.

The LIBRARIAN will provide direct customer service assisting customers in finding library materials and accessing reference and readers’ advisory information; instruct customers in search techniques; plan and carry out adult and juvenile programs; plan displays; plan and conduct public relations programs; participate in management and maintenance of branch collections; train and supervise volunteers; teach public computer classes; and perform other work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library science program preferred; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Strong public service and reference training with a commitment to customer service necessary. Considerable knowledge of books and authors and ability to relate this knowledge of reading interests and information needs to the public; of automation including circulation and reference; of program planning and execution; in communicating effectively with people of varying backgrounds and ages; and in using computers to accomplish these tasks. Previous Reader’s Advisory experience preferred. Certification or eligibility for certification by the State of Virginia preferred. Pre-Employment Drug Testing and FBI criminal background check required.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must complete an online Chesterfield County application, which is available at http://www.chesterfield.gov/Careers/# Refer to requisition # 14-00652. The deadline for receiving applications is 5:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2014. Starting salary is $20.45 per hour.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Julie Council, Administrative Manager, at (804) 748-1766.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 1, 2014

POSITION: LIBRARY HUMAN RESOURCES/TRAINING MANAGER – Library Administration

LOCATION: Chesterfield County Public Library, Chesterfield, VA

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY is a dynamic agency of county government providing access to high quality educational, cultural and recreational information services and resources. This vision is realized through skilled information professionals who proactively aid customers in identifying, evaluating and accessing information essential to fostering self-discovery and personal learning. We provide our customers a wide range of materials in current and emerging formats, informational programs, e-services and community facilities that enhance the quality of life for our customers and our community. This library system includes a Central Library, eight branches, with law and local history sections, and outreach services. We serve a population of 323,000 in the Richmond-Petersburg (VA) metropolitan area, two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Virginia beaches, and Washington, D.C

The LIBRARY HR/TRAINING MANAGER is responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating the work of supervisory, professional and other staff. This position will manage and coordinate human resources activities, communicating with county HRM and coordinating training activities for library employees at all levels. The HR/Training Manager determines optimum efficiency and effectiveness of staffing levels and makes decisions based on statistical analysis of library usage. This position manages all library training activities, developing strategies for staff training and makes critical decisions regarding mandatory and optional learning opportunities. The HR/Training Manager determines staff priorities; conducts performance reviews and resolves conflicts; coaches and develops any member of the library staff requesting assistance with HR issues or training.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library science program preferred but not required; five years of progressively responsible library experience in a public library including two years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of library science. Ability to plan, organize and manage operations and activities of a system-wide library service program or function; to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to operate a personal computer and related software and current library technologies; to interact with a variety of people from difference cultures and backgrounds and of varying ages; to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers; to supervise staff. Pre-employment drug testing and FBI criminal background check required.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must complete an online Chesterfield County application, which is available at http://www.chesterfield.gov/Careers/# . Refer to requisition # 14-00661. The deadline for receiving applications is 5:00 PM Thursday, April 24, 2014. Starting salary is $52,891/year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Julie Council, Administrative Manager, at (804) 748-1766.


DATE ENTERED: APRIL 1, 2014

POSITION: Assistant Library Director

LOCATION: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit membership organization, is seeking a talented and forward-thinking Assistant Library Director to serve as an integral part of the management team of the DAR Library.

The National Headquarters located across from the Ellipse, near the White House, at 1776 D Street, is well known as the home of Constitution Hall and Memorial Continental Hall, both National Historic Landmarks. It includes the DAR Library, one of the nation’s premier genealogical research centers and is ranked as one of the most important national institutions based on the uniqueness of sources. Many thousands of volumes of genealogical compilations, record abstracts, and other materials such as family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records are available only at the DAR Library.

We are looking for an experienced professional who will work closely with the Library Director to develop and carry out its plans, policies and delivery of programs and services offered at the Library; who will manage and oversee the operation of the reference desk and staff; will help ensure the smooth functioning of the Library and overall department operations; who has a genuine passion, interest in and knowledge of genealogical/historical research, and a genuine desire to share that passion with others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Oversees the staffing, function, and schedules of the reference/ information desks and the Seimes Technology Center, as well as supervision and management of Search Services activities and staff.
  • Provides informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media such as books, periodicals, online databases, other internet resources, CD-ROMS, etc.
  • Works with the Library Director in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities.
  • Gives library tours or orientations and is comfortable speaking to large groups.
  • Manages and oversees the work and work assignments of volunteers, as needed.
  • Participates in the selection of new books and other research materials and provides recommendations for purchases for the collection
  • Assists with the collection of content for Library publications and indexing of new publications.
  • Works with Library Director or others on projects to de-accession duplicate books and other materials from the collection.
  • Takes the lead on software updates, researching new software options, if appropriate, and troubleshooting software issues, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: As part of our long term succession planning the qualifications and requirements are as follows:

Education:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in American History.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Minimum 5 years of Library experience.
  • Minimum 2 years management/supervisory experience.
  • Experience using library-specific software and superior skills using Microsoft Office.
  • Must have demonstrable experience working in a genealogical/historical collection or experience working frequently with a genealogical/historical collection of a library or similar research center.
  • Previous experience in genealogy research acquired through accredited or credible coursework is desirable.
  • Experience developing programs, community outreach opportunities and other activities that help promote and showcase the library’s collection.
  • Experience working with visitors or patrons providing information, resources, or services, preferably serving on a reference desk.
  • Excellent management and supervisory capabilities; specifically the ability to lead a team and inspire excellence.
  • Outstanding written, verbal and listening communication skills and ability to interact effectively with broad range of people, including a diverse staff, executive committee, a large membership and the public. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Applies knowledge of professional library principles, best practices and procedures and maintains a current awareness of trends and developments in the fields of American genealogical research and state and local history.
  • Demonstrated success in prioritizing among multiple competing assignments, projects or programs.
  • Organizational skills, including accuracy and attention to detail.

For more information about the DAR Library and other programs and activities please visit our website at www.dar.org.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Please send a cover letter and resume or application outlining your qualifications and skills for the position along with salary requirements to:

Attention: Human Resources Director
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St. NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303
E-mail: resumes@dar.org
Fax: 202-737-5702

DATE ENTERED: APRIL 1, 2014

POSITION: Library/Community Services Manager

LOCATION: Richmond Public Library, Richmond, Virginia

POSITION NUMBERS: 2 Vacancies (#03M00000101 and #03M00000106)

OPEN DATE: March 30, 2014

CLOSING DATE: April 20, 2014

The City of Richmond is an Equal Opportunity Employer

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Richmond Public Library is seeking qualified, dynamic, creative and organized candidates to fill the permanent full-time Library Community Service Manager (branch manager) positions to lead, manage and coordinate the activities of branch libraries. The selected candidates will have experience working with library users of all ages in a diverse community and have exemplary customer service skills.

MAJOR DUTIES OF THIS POSITION INCLUDE:

  • Design, implement and manage branch services and programs.
  • Work with neighborhood organizations to deliver collaborative services.
  • Make public awareness presentations in the community through presentations, outreach and by serving on community advisory boards.
  • Lead, train and supervise staff.
  • Select materials and organize branch collections.
  • Respond to customer questions and requests.
  • Effective use of emerging technologies for Library programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Outcomes-based planning skills; collaboration and teamwork skills; and have advanced knowledge of emerging technologies to provide library services and programs; familiarity with automated library systems and Internet resources; customer service skills and effective interpersonal skills. Bilingual skills helpful.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Online application required through the City of Richmond Website.

Minimum: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; or a Master’s Degree in a related field such as Education, Public Policy, or Nonprofit Management. At least four years of experience in a public library, nonprofit agency or education organization.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Work Hours: Forty hours per week. Schedule is determined by the needs of the location and includes some evening and weekend work. This position is part of a pay for performance salary system within the Department. Entry salary within the classification is determined by experience, qualifications, and salary levels of tenured staff. The probationary period for this position is one year.

SALARY RANGE: $46,238.00 – $75,948 annually.

TO APPLY ONLINE: Go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richmond/default.cfm.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 31, 2014

POSITION: LIBRARY ASSISTANT

LOCATION: LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, VA

DESCRIPTION: Loudoun County Public Library is currently seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Library Assistant. We seek individuals who will be 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 Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 4 years work related experience. Customer service, especially library experience preferred. Familiarity with Microsoft Office products preferred. This position will require evening and weekend hours. Ability to lift books and other materials and move heavy book carts. Some bending and stooping. Successful candidate will undergo criminal background and credit checks. (Hiring Range: $33,701-$48,278) #14-S146-732 Closes: 4/10/2014.

TO APPLY: Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov for more information and to apply. EOE


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 26, 2014

POSITION: Wythe-Grayson Regional Library – Regional Director

LOCATION: Wythe-Grayson Regional Library, VA

DESCRIPTION: Wythe-Grayson Regional Library in southwest Virginia seeks Library Director. The Library has a $738,000 budget, 17 FTE, 5 library branches in two counties under the governing authority of an eight member Board of Trustees. Salary – $47,500.00. This position requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited school; and 3-5 years of administrative and supervisory experience.

Deadline is 5pm, April 30, 2014. The target date of hiring is August 1st, 2014 or earlier. Meaningful cover letter, resume and three references to: wgrlsearchcommittee@gmail.com in pdf format. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by e-mail as they are received.

Please note that there is a cat (Purrll) who lives full-time at the Grayson County Public Library where the Regional headquarters is located.

Additional information at: http://wythegrayson.lib.va.us/


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 25, 2014

POSITION: Digital Publishing Production Lead (FA463z)

LOCATION: George Mason University Libraries, Fairfax, VA

DESCRIPTION: The George Mason University Libraries seeks an experienced professional to be responsible for the management of, and front-line user support for, digital publishing tools and platforms in use by the Mason Publishing Group.

Mason Publishing is a new library initiative that unites the library’s existing digital publishing activity with the George Mason University Press to form a new set of publishing services for the university.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the daily operations of our institutional repository—Mason Archival Repository Service (MARS)—and our LUNA digital asset management system;
  • Consult with students, faculty and researchers who want to publish materials in MARS;
  • Work closely with our Metadata Services Group to insure consistent metadata across all digital platforms;
  • Assist our Data Services Group with data repository issues and solutions; and
  • Provide project management responsibility for workflows leading to production/transformation of e-content for a range of target platforms (e.g., e-books, e-journals, print-on-demand services, etc.).
  • The incumbent will supervise the Digital Content Developer and report to the Head, Mason Publishing Group.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrated successful experience managing and/or developing digital collections and publications;
  • Outstanding analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills;
  • Ability to simultaneously lead multiple projects;
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on-time and within budget by leveraging demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to document relevant policies, procedures, and local standards; and
  • Should also be familiar with a range of Web-based technologies, and possess demonstrable expertise in at least one of the following: XML, XSLT, Java, HTML5, or CSS.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) master’s in library or information science and/or advanced or other terminal degree;
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in digital initiatives, digital collections, or direct experience in digital publishing;
  • Experience working with an institutional repository platform/software (e.g., Fedora, DSpace, Eprints, Digital Commons);
  • Experience in identifying appropriate funding opportunities, and in writing successful grant applications;
  • Knowledge of current metadata schemas and standards such as MODS, METS, and Dublin Core including demonstrated competence with XML, and understanding of metadata principles and practices such as those found in AACR2, RDA, and other emerging metadata schemes;
  • Facility with the Adobe Creative Suite particularly InDesign (CS5 or later) is a plus; and
  • Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models.

APPOINTMENT/BENEFITS/TO APPLY: 12-month professional faculty appointment with rank, or without rank, dependent on academic qualifications and experience. Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for self. For full consideration, locate position number FA463z 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 (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers). Questions (no applications) should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, dhogan1@gmu.edu. Review of applications begins April 21, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University Libraries is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the Center for Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, DuraSpace, Portico and CLOCKSS. For more information please visit library.gmu.edu or www.gmu.edu/.

George Mason University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 25, 2014

POSITION: Digital Services Librarian

LOCATION: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Richmond, VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-DSL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime

SALARY RANGE: CL-27/1 – $47,303

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled – To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and creative technologically-oriented individual for the position of Digital Services Librarian.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Digital Services Librarian provides outreach and technical services for the circuit library system, which includes developing and promoting digitally-based products and services that support the research needs of the judges and court staff, providing training and assistance in the use of resources, and providing professional research services. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
  • Develops outreach products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials and current awareness services.
  • Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel.
  • Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic resources (including value of content, usability, and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
  • Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Librarian to prepare law book purchase orders via the SirsiDynix ILS and serves as a back-up for preparing orders.
  • Assists with serials check-in and materials processing.
  • Works with the excess law books program.
  • Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
  • Participates in developing, acquiring, delivering, and maintaining digital library collections, products, and services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
  • Online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
  • Initiative, strong attention to detail, commitment to quality service, and ability to meet established deadlines and commitments.
  • Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
  • Familiarity in library acquisitions using SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
  • Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78–Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under “Excepted Appointments,” and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown; any of these actions may occur without any prior notice.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 25, 2014

POSITION: Electronic Resources Librarian

LOCATION: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Richmond, VA

Announcement #: 03-2014-ERL Appointment: Permanent/Fulltime

SALARY RANGE: CL-27/1 – $47,303

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled – To ensure consideration, submit required application documents no later than April 27, 2014.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking an innovative and technologically-oriented individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Electronic Resources Librarian provides professional research and technical services to judges and court staff, which includes developing and promoting electronic research and resource aids, and training court staff in the use of electronic resources. The Fourth Circuit library program serves the judges and all court personnel in the states of Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia with headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the Library Headquarters, there are five staffed satellite libraries throughout the Circuit.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Provides professional research and reference services to judges and court personnel using primarily computer-based research resources, but also uses print sources when necessary. Arranges for interlibrary loans of materials.
  • Develops and maintains an online circuit-wide research database on specific and frequently requested topics and makes them available on the website.
  • Directs delivery of library electronic research services to all library users and library staff. Advises in aspects of electronic research needs, objectives, and capabilities.
  • Produces content and develops electronic outreach and training products including research instruction guides, newsletters, online training materials, and current awareness services. Organizes and provides convenient online access to collections of books, publications, electronic resources such as audio and video in multiple formats, and other reference and research materials.
  • Designs effective training materials. Develops information access aids such as electronic pathfinders and on-line tutorials. Coordinates and conducts library user training and orientation programs for library staff and court personnel in the use of library materials and online services.
  • Provides outreach to judges in areas not served by satellite library staff.
  • Assists with library web design and maintenance. Assists in the development of website policies and standards. Leads library web projects. Develops and delivers shared library online programs and products.
  • Serves as CALR backup and assists with password maintenance.
  • Evaluates emerging technology and electronic products (including value of content, usability and technical requirements) and makes recommendations to the Circuit Librarian.
  • Participates in developing electronic resource collections to meet the needs of the Judiciary.
  • Participates in technical services including materials processing and serials.
  • Assists with procurement and with payment processing in FAS4T.
  • Participates in library policy formulation. Implements internal operating policies and procedures to meet the goals of the circuit library program.
  • Participates in the development of spending plans for effective use of resources.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of one year of full-time professional law library experience equivalent to work at CL-25.
  • Excellent online research skills (including Lexis, Westlaw, and the Internet) and in-depth familiarity with both print and electronic resources.
  • Experience working with web design and electronic publishing software.
  • Initiative, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to make presentations, conduct training sessions, and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop and foster partnerships with both internal and external entities.
  • Familiarity with SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred.
  • Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 40lbs. and some driving to other/out-of-state satellite locations may be required.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Employees of the U.S. Courts are not classified under Civil Service; however, they are entitled to the same benefits as other federal employees, including paid vacation and holidays; an opportunity to elect medical, dental, life, vision, and long term care insurance; retirement benefits; and eligibility to participate in the federal Thrift Savings Plan.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, email (1) a cover letter detailing your qualifications and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position; (2) a resume that includes the name, title, and the contact information of three professional references; and (3) an AO78–Application for Employment, located at http://www.uscourts.gov/uscourts/FormsAndFees/Forms/AO078.pdf to the Human Resources Administrator at ce04_vacancy@ca4.uscourts.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line and where you saw the announcement in the cover letter. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be eligible to work in the United States and receive compensation. Appointment to the position is provisional pending a suitability determination by the Court based on the results of a background check that includes fingerprinting. Employees of the federal judiciary serve under “Excepted Appointments,” and are thus at-will employees who serve at the pleasure of the Court. Employees are required to use Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposits. The Court does not provide reimbursement for interview-related travel expenses or any relocation costs incurred by the successful applicant.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this job announcement, to withdraw the job announcement, or to fill the position sooner than the closing date, if a closing date is shown; any of these actions may occur without any prior notice.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 24, 2014

POSITION: Coordinator of Library Services

LOCATION: Germanna Community College, Locust Grove, VA

JOB DESCRIPTION: Germanna Community College is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial and collaborative individual to serve as Library Coordinator, responsible for planning, designing, and managing the library services of the college, preparing and administering the library’s budget, providing leadership and supervision of library staff and ensuring accessible, consistent instruction for students. This position reports to the Dean of Academic Technology and Learning Support. The ideal candidate is one who can demonstrate creative, adaptability, leadership, knowledge of and experience with current and emerging technologies for library services and instruction, experience with diverse populations, and strong interpersonal oral and written communication skills.

The College desires applicants with a commitment to the community college mission; teaching, learning, and student success; innovation in library service; and use of current and emerging technology to enhance library instruction.

This is a 12-month administrative faculty position. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications plus State benefits. Immediate Appointment.

Applications Review Commences April 4, 2014

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or Masters in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution; Experience in library leadership role, preferably collection management; Competency in using research materials in many formats, databases, spreadsheets, word processing, and educational technology, such as Blackboard, Web 2.0, and LRC-Live software (web based delivery); Experience in library assessment; Ability to lead and collaborate with diverse teams of librarians and staff; Strong oral and written communication skills; Familiarity with evolving collection management strategies and methods; Ability to effectively utilize and accurately analyze the results of online collection comparison tools such as WorldCat Collection Analysis, Serial Solutions Client Center, and other vendor-provided tools; Ability to efficiently set and prioritize goals and tasks; Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or Masters in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution; At least three years of managerial experience in a library, including instruction, staff supervision and development, strategic planning, and budgeting; Experience with accreditation, assessment, and curriculum development; Demonstrated knowledge and use of innovative technology for library services; Participation in state and national level professional activities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Employment will be contingent upon an acceptable background investigation and reference check.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: The search will remain open until the position is filled.

To be considered, apply online at www.germanna.edu “employment opportunities”.

Please note that only online applications are accepted and must be attached to the online system.

Questions regarding the submission process should be directed to (540) 423-9056.

Please include a letter of interest addressing the position and your qualifications, a CV/resume, Commonwealth of Virginia employment application e-form and copies of all academic transcripts.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

An EEO/AA Employer

APPLY HERE: http://www.Click2Apply.net/dxtyvhw


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 24, 2014

POSITION: Public Library Director

LOCATION: Salem Public Library, Salem, VA

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Salem Public Library is a department of the City of Salem, which is located in the Roanoke Valley in Southwest Virginia. The City of Salem has a population of approximately 25,000, but is a part of the Roanoke MSA, which has a population of approximately 309,000. The library has an annual budget of about $1 million and a staff of 13.5 FTEs. It is part of a consortium with Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and Botetourt County libraries, who share a SIRSI automation system and use a single borrower’s card.

DUTIES: Plans, directs and coordinates the operation of the public library; develops and administers library policies and procedures; works with City and State staff on financial and facility planning; prepares and presents required and special reports; maintains records and files. Plans, organizes directs and evaluates the activities of the public library; Plans, organizes and directs varied, complex and on-line computer activities in an increasing variety of library operations and services; Develops, presents, interprets and monitors the annual budget; Develops and monitors capital projects; Interprets City regulations and policies to staff and patrons; Prepares and implements library policies, operating procedures, manuals, records and reports as required; Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates staff; Directs personnel in planning, execution and evaluation of complex library research, acquisition, circulation and maintenance activities; Supervises and participates in professional library activities in cataloging and classifying books, documents and periodicals; Oversees the development of library collection; Plans, directs and implements the library’s public information program; Coordinates library activities with State, other jurisdictions and County agencies; Ensures the library’s compliance with all State and Federal guidelines; Participates in State professional library organizations; Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Comprehensive knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials, operations and practices; thorough knowledge of reader interest levels; thorough knowledge of books and authors, periodicals, reference media and library media; thorough knowledge of cataloging procedures and problems; ability to analyze library service problems and participate in effectively solving them; ability to organize, manage and motivate people; ability to prepare and present reports, budgets and other presentations; ability to direct employees’ professional training for library work; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and library patrons.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association and at least four to six years of library experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required. Certification from the Board of the Library of Virginia is required.

STARTING SALARY: $61,984.00 with City of Salem benefits.

TO APPLY: www.salemva.gov

CLOSES: April 14, 2014.

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: July 1, 2014.

DATE ENTERED: MARCH 24, 2014

POSITION: YOUTH SERVICES MANAGER, LIBRARIAN III – FT/40 HOURS

LOCATION: BEATLEY CENTRAL LIBRARY, ALEXANDRIA LIBRARY, VA

DESCRIPTION: The Alexandria Library is looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead its Youth Services team. The ideal candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and the desire to contribute to a busy, main library. Under the direction of the Central Library Manager, this position is responsible for supervising the activities of the Youth Service Department, including training and evaluating personnel, planning programs, collection development and a variety of duties that require a thorough knowledge of youth services.

DUTIES:

  • Provides overall vision and leadership for Youth Services throughout the Alexandria Library, to include planning and coordinating initiatives and services on a system-wide basis.
  • Works as a member of the Central Library management team and submits information and statistics to the Central Library Manager for monthly and annual reports.
  • Hires, trains, and evaluates staff within the Youth Services Department at the Central Library.
  • 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 activities with Alexandria City Public Schools and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.
  • Stays aware of professional trends and continually works to improve youth services.
  • Represents the library through interaction with community organizations and participation in professional associations on both a regional and national level.
  • Assists with grant writing for Youth Services initiatives.

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM: Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA-accredited school; experience at the level of Librarian II; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; supervisory experience preferred. Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

SALARY: $57,919.09 – $93,064.22.

The City’s promotional policy states that an employee who is promoted will be placed on the pay grade associated with their new job classification on the step held prior to promotion unless the increase exceeds 20%, in which case the employee will receive a salary adjustment of 20% plus placement on the next higher step of the new grade, or the minimum of the new grade, whichever is greater. In no case may the employee’s salary exceed the maximum salary of the new pay grade.

SCHEDULE: Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the library, and will include days, evenings, two Saturdays per month, and occasional Sundays at the Beatley Central Library

BENEFITS: Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, supplemental life insurance, long-term disability, long-term care insurance and flexible spending accounts.

TO APPLY: Send/Email/Fax Cover Letter, Resume and three references to:

Renee DiPilato, Manager, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304-2903, Phone 703.746.1702, Fax 703-746-1789; careers@alexandria.lib.va.us or apply online at www.alexandria.lib.va.us.

Applications received by April 4, 2014 will receive first consideration; however, the position is open until filled.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 21, 2014

POSITION: Librarian I/Reference Librarian #5916

LOCATION: Virginia Beach Public Library, Virginia Beach, VA

DESCRIPTION: The Virginia Beach Public Library is seeking a Reference Librarian I for our Central Library. If you enjoy working with the public, team building and are forward thinking, this is the job for you. Virginia Beach is a progressive, vibrant resort city of over 430,000 people with a library that enjoys strong public support.

The position requires a Masters of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited university or Virginia Library certification or the ability to obtain a Library/Information Science Master’s Degree within 6 months of the hire date.

This is an entry level position, in the professional Librarian series, with opportunity for career progression. Duties for the position include, but are not limited to: work in a team oriented and collaborative environment, which provides advanced reference and information services to library customers through reference interviews, the research process and techniques, using print, non-print, electronic and internet resources; promotes and markets the library’s collection and services through bibliographic instruction, tours, displays, programs and other activities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with library employees, volunteers and customers. Additional duties maybe assigned to ensure the day-to-day workflow of the agency

PREFERENCES INCLUDE: Proficiency in digital media, or a related field. Familiarity and experience with small business and employment resources, some experience with Local History/Genealogy resources, ability to work in collaboration and in teams and to provide good customer service. Preferences also include some experience providing library service in a large public library, experience with on-line resources, emerging technologies and integrated library systems and knowledge of research and interview techniques. Selected candidate will be expected to complete the MLS degree as a condition of employment if they have not already done so. Applicant must have completed the MLS no later than 6 months after the date of hire.

The City provides competitive fringe benefits, including paid leave, health and life insurance and a range of supplemental/optional benefits and services. Apply on-line (by April 4, 2014) log on to www.vbcareers4gov.com EOE.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 20, 2014

POSITION: Metadata Specialist

LOCATION: Richmond, VA

DESCRIPTION: Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries is currently seeking a Metadata Specialist to work with MARC and non-MARC records related to the VCU Libraries digital collections.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The metadata specialist will create and enhance descriptive and subject metadata using standards such as Dublin Core and MARC, and controlled vocabularies such as LC Subject Headings, LC Name Authority File, MESH, and the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus. The metadata specialist will also harvest ETD records from the institutional repository, convert them to MARC, and load the records into Alma and Connexion. Additional duties may include editing, normalizing and performing quality control of metadata for digital projects using Excel spreadsheets, editing and converting records for Alma and OCLC, and assisting with other cataloging projects. May also assist Metadata Catalog Librarian with planning and developing non-MARC metadata schemas.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree. Prefer cataloging or metadata background in an academic library or comparable educational or cultural setting. Prefer cataloging experience using AACR2, RDA, LC Subject Headings, and MeSH, and metadata experience with digital collections using non-MARC standards, such as Dublin Core or VRA Core, and controlled vocabularies. Prefer experience with Excel or other spreadsheet applications. Position requires strong attention to detail and analytical skills.

TO APPLY: For a full job description and additional information see our Web site at: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/36422

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 20, 2014

POSITION: Youth Services Advocate

LOCATION: Houston (TX) Public Library

DESCRIPTION: Link to a world of opportunities by joining the Houston Public Library (http://www.houstonlibrary.org/home) as the new Youth Services Advocate. Houston Public Library seeks a leader who is knowledgeable about current issues impacting youth, conversant about cutting edge youth services and technology trends, and is able to facilitate the fusion of traditional and nontraditional library services for youth and their caregivers. If you are a dynamic, energetic, uniquely talented individual focused on youth services, this could be your next position. This is your opportunity to become a vital member of an organization that is progressive, forward thinking, and customer focused. The successful candidate is creative and innovative and will have experience working successfully in a large, diverse, urban environment; will be responsible for modeling excellent customer service; and, for providing collaborative leadership for system-wide planning and delivery of stellar youth services for Houston residents. The Houston Public Library serves 2.1 million citizens over 634 square miles through a network of 44 unique facilities. In 2012, the library staff circulated just under 7 million items to 4.2 million visitors.

Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, innovation, talent and first-class attractions that make it a world-class city. Long noted for excellence in healthcare systems and top ranked hospitals, Houston is home to The Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex. Living in America’s fourth largest city has its perks. Houston’s Theater District is second only to New York City, giving Houstonians access to more than 500 cultural, performing and visual arts venues.

Boasting the second lowest cost-of-living among American cities, Houston has a winning combination of low cost-of-living and high quality-of-life. With the most affordable housing of the nation’s 10 most populated metropolitan areas, Houston offers a variety of choices. Houston’s diverse population speaks more than 90 languages. This rich diversity not only fuels the city’s vast cultural experiences but also more than satisfies the population’s multiple international palates. With more than 11,000 award winning restaurants, a wide variety of foods are offered from around the world. With all that Houston has to offer, it’s no wonder that Houston topped Forbes Magazine’s 2012 list of “America’s Coolest Cities to Live.” For additional information on the Library and the City, see Houston Links (http://www.gossagesager.com/Houstonlinks.htm).

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include developing policies, standards, and procedures, developing new and assisting with existing programs, assisting with materials selection, and planning workshops and training in the area of youth services. The YSA manages change, fosters team building and provides guidance, mentoring, and leadership for the system’s children and youth services staff. The individual in this position represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and youth. This position reports to the Deputy Director for Customer Experience and serves as an Administration Manager with system-wide youth services responsibility.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA–accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science or a degree in youth services or a closely related field; with at least three years in a leadership capacity; minimum of six years working with youth in a public library or closely related experience. Additional preferred qualifications are a solid knowledge of current and future trends in library services to children and teens; superior communication and technology skills; demonstrated creativity and innovation in services to youth; knowledge of issues impacting today’s children and youth; at least three years of management or supervisory experience; experience working in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment; ability to communicate and work collaboratively on all levels of the organization; ability to build and nurture community partnerships with agencies and organizations serving children and teens.

Visit PN#12193, (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909) for the complete job posting .

COMPENSATION: Salary range of $61,000.00 – $73,000.00 annually and an excellent fringe benefits package.

If you are a visionary and transformational leader with exceptional customer service skills who values creativity and innovation, we would like to hear from you. Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (www.gossagesager.com), via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, and apply online at PN#12193, http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=802909, on or before the closing date of May 10, 2014.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 20, 2014

POSITION: Youth Services Librarian

LOCATION: Radford, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: The Radford Public Library is seeking a progressive, flexible and creative librarian to lead our children’s department. The youth services librarian is responsible for the direction and management of library services for children and young adults. This position reports to the library director and is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Known locally as the New River Valley, the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford metro area has a population of over 160,000 and is home to several colleges and universities, including Virginia Tech, Radford University, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and New River Community College. Radford is located by the New River, Wildwood Park, and within an hour’s drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. The population of the city of Radford is 16,408. The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford metropolitan statistical area was recently ranked by Farmers Insurance as one of the safest places to live in America.

DUTIES: The youth services librarian is responsible for maintaining a well-balanced collection, training and supervising youth services personnel and preparing related reports. This position is responsible for planning and publicizing activities and programs for our youth throughout the year. The youth services librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with schools and other organizations in order to provide outstanding library services to Radford’s youth. This position is responsible for answering in depth reference and reader’s advisory questions. The youth services librarian will be expected to travel to state and national conferences and maintain professional memberships.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school and Virginia state certification as a professional librarian within six months of hire. Public library experience and a valid Virginia driver’s license

STARTING SALARY: $44,814 with City of Radford benefits package. Schedule includes regular evening and weekend hours.

TO APPLY: Submit City of Radford application with cover letter and resume to Toni Cox, Radford Public Library, 30 W. Main Street, Radford, VA 24141 or email to tonicox@radford.va.us

This position is open until filled. Our new librarian will start June 16, 2014

Application and full job description available at www.radfordpl.org

The City of Radford is an EEO employer.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 20, 2014

POSITION: LIBRARY BRANCH MANAGER

LOCATION: Loudoun County Public Library, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: Loudoun County (VA) Public Library is currently seeking an energetic, forward-thinking, and 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. This 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 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. This schedule will vary, including nights and weekends. Requires a valid state driver’s license. Successful candidate will undergo criminal background and credit checks. DMV record check required. (Hiring Range: $51,843-$80,357) #14-A132-723 Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov for more information and to apply. EOE


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 17, 2014

POSITION: Librarian I/Youth and Family Services

LOCATION: Virgina Beach Public Library

DESCRIPTION: The Virginia Beach Public Library is seeking a Librarian I for our Youth and Family. If you enjoy working with the public, building community support, team building and are change oriented and forward thinking, this is the job for you.

Virginia Beach is a progressive, vibrant resort city of over 430,000 people with a library that enjoys strong public support.

The position requires a Masters of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited university or Virginia Library certification: or obtain a Library/Information Science Master’s Degree within 6 months of hire date.

Duties for the position include, but are not limited to: presenting Every Child Ready to Read curriculum-based storytimes and special programming for children, preparing and delivering education programs for parents (or caretakers) and other adults, to engage them in library services and teach them to help children be successful readers, providing reader’s advisory, reference and information services to children and teens, assisting with the management of the Summer Reading Program and additional system-wide youth programming, providing high quality school-age and teen programming with an emphasis on S.T.E.A.M., creating and maintaining community partnerships, and providing training for staff in youth services. Additional duties may be assigned to ensure the standardization of Youth and Family services programs across the system. Requires excellent communication and customer service skills with a variety of customers.

Preferences include College level Early Childhood Education, coursework or professional experience working with children and experience providing Every Child Ready to Read principles in storytimes. Additional preferences include a minimum of 1 year experience providing youth programming and excellent people and customer service skills.

The City provides competitive fringe benefits, including paid leave, health and life insurance and a range of supplemental/optional benefits and services.

Apply on-line (by March 28, 2014) log on to www.vbgov.com/careers. EOE.


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 17, 2014

POSITION: Assessment & Research Services Librarian, Full-time, Administrative and Professional Faculty, Exempt Position # FA354

LOCATION: Greenwood Library, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

DESCRIPTION: Longwood University invites qualified applicants for an Assessment & Research Services Librarian (ARSL) in the Greenwood Library. The individual in this position will develop and coordinate the assessment program for the Library by identifying and developing appropriate assessment approaches, measures, activities and techniques. The ARSL will foster a culture of assessment within the Library and work with staff to ensure a broad understanding of assessment goals and the ability to work with assessment measures. The ARSL will also actively participate in the Library’s Research Services, which includes: information literacy; face-to-face and virtual research consultations; and subject liaison responsibilities to one or more departments. The ARSL reports to the Dean of the Library and works closely and collaboratively with other librarians and staff. Longwood University librarians have faculty rank (without tenure) and are expected to participate in Library planning, University governance and service, and to be professionally active. For additional information about the Library, see: http://library.longwood.edu/ and about the University, see: http://www.longwood.edu/

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and coordinate the Library’s assessment program. Serve as primary Library liaison to the university’s Office of Assessment & Institutional Research and other relevant assessment-related university units
  • Actively participate in the Library’s information literacy program, teaching first-year, upper division, and subject-specific sessions
  • Provide research assistance, in person and virtually, as part of the Library’s single service desk model
  • Provide research consultations to faculty and students
  • Serve as liaison to one or more departments or disciplines, ensuring faculty research and teaching support needs are met
  • Contribute to the Library’s advancement of the university’s QEP
  • Additional responsibilities within the Library may evolve over time
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, including some nights and weekends

REQUIREMENTS:

  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited program
  • Solid understanding of academic library services, and enthusiasm for creating excellent experiences in both physical and virtual environments for all library patrons; demonstrated commitment to user services
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative assessment methods and skills necessary to assess the usability, adoptability, desirability and value of Library programs and services
  • Knowledge of usability methodology, focus group methodology, survey methods, and statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, Excel)
  • Experience and/or coursework using assessment tools and procedures, including satisfaction surveys, focus groups, one-on-one interviewing, and other techniques
  • Ability and desire to interact with students and faculty
  • Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and the University
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team based environment and maintain positive working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences. Ability to present complex information to audience who possess different levels of library knowledge
  • Flexibility; must be able to adapt to changing organizational priorities and to ever-changing technological environments
  • Must be able to meet physical demands of: light to medium lifting; standing, sitting, bending, reaching, walking, climbing stairs, repetitive motion; vision due to extended computer use; hearing

PREFERRED:

  • Post-MLS, academic library experience, specifically with assessment, research assistance, and/or information literacy/instruction
  • Subject master’s degree
  • Project management skills

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. Review of applications will begin immediately. Submit a letter of interest, a current resume/curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, “Release of Information,” and “EEO Data Collection Form” (found on our website at http://www.longwood.edu/hr/24381.htm, under “Recruitment and Hiring” – the EEO form is voluntary) (indicate position #FA354) 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 (HEOA) Higher Education Opportunity Act. Longwood University’s Annual Safety and Security report is available at: http://www.longwood.edu/assets/police/Clery_Act_2011_Crime_Report.pdf and the Annual Fire Safety report at: http://www.longwood.edu/assets/police/Fire_Report_for_Clery_Act_2011.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 (03/12/14)


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 10, 2014

POSITION: Youth Services Assistant II (Part-time)

LOCATION: Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS): Hopewell, Virginia

ARLS serves three diverse jurisdictions. Hopewell is an industrial city committed to a redevelopment of its downtown to take advantage of its natural setting and historical past. Prince George County is a growing residential county. Dinwiddie is a largely rural county that is rich in history.

DESCRIPTION: The individual for this position is enthusiastic and will have the chance to build new skills and work with a fun team. You will have the opportunity to be creative, advise patrons on in-house resources, including library technology, travel to locations around the library system’s service area, and much more. This dynamic position puts you center stage in enhancing children’s lives as you help plan and execute programs aimed at developing literacy and life long learning in the community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires Bachelor’s degree or any combination of education and experience equivalent to high school diploma and a minimum of 4 years work related experience. Library experience strongly preferred. Experience working with children, computer literate, and a Virginia driver’s license required.

WAGE: $10.64 per hour

HOURS AND WORK LOCATION: Approximately 20 hours per week in the Hopewell Library

TO APPLY: Please visit our website www.arls.org to view the entire job description and to complete an application. Send your complete application and and résumé to ysa@arls.org no later than March 21, 2014 by 5 p.m. Please note that the employment application is a fillable form. Two free compatible pdf readers are Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader. Applications and résumés will not be accepted by fax, by mail, or by in person delivery. The Appomattox Regional Library System is an equal opportunity employer. (EEOE)


DATE ENTERED: MARCH 7, 2014

POSITION: LIBRARY SUPERVISOR

LOCATION: Virginia Beach Public Library, Virginia Beach, VA

DESCRIPTION: The Virginia Beach Public Library is seeking a Library Supervisor to oversee circulation at its Central Library. If you enjoy working with the public, team building and are change oriented and forward thinking, this is the job for you. Virginia Beach is a progressive, vibrant resort city of over 430,000 people with a library that enjoys strong public support. This position requires a combination of higher education and/or experience equivalent to seven (7) years (two of which were in a supervisory role) in professional/ administrative library work. The position supervises monitors and evaluates the daily circulation operations, staff, and volunteers of the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library and assists in the planning and implementation of library services in alignment with organizational mission and goals. Critical duties include providing excellent customer service skills while working daily with library customers, mentoring, counseling and coaching staff; preparing staff schedules; authorizing leave; documenting and preparing quarterly and annual employee performance feedbacks; coordinate volunteer activities; identifying training needs and opportunities and developing training programs to provide staff with the skills to deliver quality customer service. In addition to excellent customer service skills, preferences for this position include experience using an integrated library system and experience using Automated Materials Handling Systems. The City provides competitive fringe benefits, including paid leave, health and life insurance and a range of supplemental/optional benefits and services. Apply on-line (by March 21, 2014) log on to www.vbgov.com/careers. EOE


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 26, 2014

POSITION: Instruction Librarian – Instructor/Assistant Professor

LOCATION: GERMANNA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

JOB DESCRIPTION: Job Description: Germanna Community College is seeking an innovative and collaborative individual to join the faculty as an Instruction Librarian. Under the general guidance and direction of the Library Coordinator, the responsibilities of this position include: Developing and delivering information literacy skills instruction, collaboratively developing assessment tools and instruments to measure the effectiveness of information literacy instruction, providing reference/resource services, selecting and recommending collections to support the curriculum of the college, conducting workshops and providing assistance to students and faculty on the effective use of resources in all formats, and maintaining effective communication with faculty, staff, students and the community.

This is a 12-month professional faculty position.

APPOINTMENT DATE: immediately.

SALARY: Based on experience and credentials, plus State benefits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science degree, or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent; Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy standards and their connections with teaching and learning issues in higher education; 3 years of college-level library instruction/teaching experience and availability to work evenings, at all locations and weekends as needed; Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and technologies in the design and delivery of face-to-face and online instruction; Demonstrated ability and experience using library databases and Integrated Library Systems; Experience assessing instructional services, including classroom instruction and Web-based offerings, and developing course content. Understanding of learning theory and pedagogy; Demonstrated commitment to teaching and student learning. Ability to formulate and articulate a vision for instructional services. Preference for collaboration and group work. Supervisory experience. Academic reference and instruction experience as a subject liaison in a research library. Ability to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities under pressure. Strong service orientation. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience working in a culturally diverse environment highly preferred. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at Germanna; Instructional design principles and practices, reflected in instructional products and materials; information literacy concepts and issues; Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team to organize and prioritize multiple assignments and responsibilities and to handle sensitive, confidential information.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Effective problem solving and planning skills; Strong customer service commitment; Demonstrated knowledge of instructional design and the application of technology to instructional services; Experience assessing instructional services, including classroom instruction and Web-based offerings, and developing course content. Understanding of learning theory and pedagogy; Experience with course management software; Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills; Flexibility in providing service to Faculty and students; Commitment to continuous learning.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Employment will be contingent upon an acceptable background investigation and reference check.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: The search will remain open until the position is filled.

To be considered, apply online at www.germanna.edu “employment opportunities”.

Please note that only online applications are accepted and must be attached to the online system.

Questions regarding the submission process should be directed to (540) 423-9056.

Please include a letter of interest addressing the position and your qualifications, a CV/resume, Commonwealth of Virginia employment application e-form and copies of all academic transcripts.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

An EEO/AA Employer

APPLY HERE: http://www.Click2Apply.net/yczkgdt


DATE POSTED: FEBRUARY 25, 2014

POSITION: Library Director

LOCATION: Blackwater Regional Library System, Courtland, Virginia

DESCRIPTION: The Board of Trustees of the Blackwater Regional Library (BRL) is seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative Library Director. The Board consists of fifteen members appointed by the various jurisdictions of the region served by the Library. They work closely with the Library Director in matters of long-range planning and policy, development, public relations, budgeting, management of the endowment, and issues of personnel.

The Director manages a staff of 50 (35 FTE) and an annual budget of approximately $1.4 million. The regional system consists of nine library locations plus a bookmobile. It serves five jurisdictions covering 1600 sq. miles in the Virginia Tidewater, with a population of 82,763.

There are three libraries located in Isle of Wight County, two in Sussex County, two in Surry County, one in the city of Franklin, and one in Southampton County, which also houses the central office.

The Director must have the organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills to meet all the responsibilities outlined in the Library Director job description. These include management of Library operation through oversight of staff, programs, collections, budget, and facilities; regular communication and interaction with the Board of Trustees, especially in the matters of planning, policy, development, and reporting; regular communication with the Friends of the Library groups; and representation and advocacy for the Library in the community-at-large.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding and ability to articulate the public library’s vision, mission, and values to the community. The job requires collaboration and consensus-building skills, excellent interpersonal and team-building skills, facility maintenance and space planning experience, and sound fiscal management skills. The successful candidate will have a history of responsiveness to staff, customer, and community needs and concerns. Experience with multiple facilities serving multiple jurisdictions, and working with elected officials is highly desirable.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-accredited, MLS or MLIS degree is required. Possession of (or the ability to obtain) a Virginia Librarian’s Certificate and a valid driver’s license is required. Professional experience of at least 5 years, including at least 3 years of supervisory experience in library management is desired.

Salary is negotiable and will depend on qualifications. The salary range is $63,129 to $101,007, and includes an excellent benefit package.

The BRL is located in southeastern Virginia. We are an hour’s drive from Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Williamsburg, and within three hours’ of Washington DC, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

TO APPLY: Send Virginia application, resume, three references with contact information, and a cover letter which cites strengths and experience in area essential to this position to:

Blackwater Regional Library
Linda Smith, Director of Human Resources
22511 Main Street
Courtland, VA 23837

DEADLINE: The application deadline is March 31, 2014.


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 25, 2014

POSITION: Library Director

LOCATION: Romeo District Library (MI)

DESCRIPTION: Looking for a Library District where you can make a difference? The Library Board of Trustees of the Romeo District Library (http://romeodistrictlibrary.org/) seeks an experienced professional to provide vision, leadership and consistency for the staff and community. Romeo District Library is an independent taxing district with a perpetual millage exclusively dedicated to public library service. Governed by a six-member Board of Trustees (representing the communities of Washington Township, Bruce Township, and the Village of Romeo), the Library staff (22FTE) serves the 33,839 citizens in the district with a $1.8 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the Graubner Library and the Kezar Branch–each with its unique character and excellent staff, programs and services. This is a library district ready to grow with its communities, move forward with innovation while balancing tradition and history, and be the best library it can be for its citizens.

The village of Romeo (http://www.villageofromeo.org/) is a charming mix of old and new—the deep roots of its stately homes and historic downtown blend with its continuing growth and development. Different living options abound—from a quaint 100 year old home downtown, a modern home on a cul de sac, or a working farm. Its location provides easy access to a major airport, excellent shopping, dining options, and good public schools. The community also celebrates its history of orchards and agriculture with the annual Michigan Peach Festival of Romeo. For additional information, on the library and the region, please visit Romeo District Library Links at http://www.gossagesager.com/RDLlinks.htm.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director reports to a six-member Library Board of Trustees and under broad policy guidance and direction from the Library Board, performs professional and administrative duties in planning, developing, implementing, and directing public library services for the Romeo District Library. These duties include personnel, budget preparation and financial management, policies and projects, purchasing, facilities management, and community relations. The Director will be the “face” of the library in the Romeo District as well as an internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff. Please see Director Job Description (http://www.gossagesager.com/RDLjobdesc.pdf) for additional details.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include graduation from an accredited four year college, a Master’s Degree from an ALA Accredited School of Library Science, and four years of experience as an administrator or a department head for a public library. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board, demonstrated success working with local officials, community organizations and agencies, previous experience working in a union environment, and experience leading and implementing a shared vision and a strategic planning process is desirable.

COMPENSATION: The starting salary range is $75,000 to $85,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

TO APPLY: Contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates (http://www.gossagesager.com/) via email or telephone for additional information. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of April 20, 2014.


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 21, 2014

POSITION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

LOCATION: LAS VEGAS-CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT

DESCRIPTION: Read – Learn – Achieve. Embrace Las Vegas-Clark County Library District’s new Strategic Framework and provide welcoming and inspiring spaces for reading, learning and achieving—and the tools and resources that families, children, teens and adults need to succeed. The Board of Trustees seeks an energetic new leader to foster a team environment and work with staff, local government, organizations, agencies and communities and build on the Library’s already outstanding reputation for service to achieve even greater levels of excellence and community participation. The Library (http://www.lvccld.org/) is an independent taxing district serving the City of Las Vegas and the unincorporated urban and outlying communities in Clark County—an 8,000 square mile area. Governed by a ten-member Board of Trustees (five appointed by the Las Vegas City Council and five by the Clark County Board of Commissioners) the Library staff (733 full and part-time workers) serve the 1.5 million citizens of the District utilizing a $52 million budget to operate 25 locations—13 urban branches and 11 outlying libraries—each featuring an array of events, workshops, programs, training, celebrations, films and storytimes tailored to each location. Recipient of many awards over the years—the District received 6.5 million visits to the branches and circulated 14.5 million items in 2013. The Library District Foundation provides additional support for community education, employment, entertainment and economic vitality.

Las Vegas and Clark County. Aside from its reputation as a world-class tourist destination, the region boasts rich cultural amenities, excellent recreational activities and is extremely family-oriented. Numerous cultural experiences are available in the Las Vegas Valley—the Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts center presenting Broadway touring shows, cabaret jazz and dance, and is home to the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre. Other organizations include the Nevada Chamber Symphony, the Jazz Society, dramatic and musical theatre groups and the many educational, sports and cultural opportunities provided by the University of Nevada. Outdoor recreational activities abound and include everything from golf to water sports to snow skiing—as well as regional attractions like boating near Hoover Dam on Lake Mead, hiking and rock climbing at Red Rock, and sightseeing at the Valley of Fire, the Grand Canyon, and Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix are accessible by car in a few hours. Neighborhoods abound with numerous parks, playgrounds, recreation centers, walking and bike trails, swimming pools and a variety of enrichment programs and activities year-round. Local groups perform concerts and plays geared especially toward children, and special summer camps focus on dance, drama and the visual arts. A low cost of living and no state income tax further contribute to making this a great place to call home. Additional information on the Library and the area can be found at http://www.gossagesager.com/LVCCLDlinks.htm, LVCCLD Links.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director is appointed by the Board of Trustees and is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Library District and for the development of the District’s current and future goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Illustrative duties include: overall administration and operation of the District; oversees and directs all budget and financial activities; exercises executive leadership skills in coordinating the management team; provides effective team development and leadership to the staff; works collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and works effectively with elected officials at the Federal, State and Local level.

See the ED job description (http://www.lvccld.org/pdfs/jobdescriptions/Executive%20Director%2010-13-08.pdf) for essential duties and functions.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Master’s degree, preferably an MLS from an ALA-accredited program; supplemented by a minimum of ten years of executive experience, five years of which must include experience in library or other public administration, and eight years of supervisory experience. Desired knowledge and abilities are included in the official job description. Additional advanced degrees such as an MPA, MBA or similar, experience in an urban public library system, experience working in a union environment, and success reporting to a policy-making board are highly desirable.

COMPENSATION: The starting salary range is $152,000-177,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For more information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury, danbradbury@gossagesager.com; or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of May 18, 2014.

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is an equal opportunity employer.


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 20, 2014

POSITION: Collections & Access Manager/ Library Specialist III

LOCATION: Greenwood Library, Longwood University, Farmville, VA

Full-Time, Classified, Non-Exempt Position #00099

DESCRIPTION: 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 and invites qualified applicants for the position of Collections & Access Manager / Library Specialist III in the Greenwood Library. This person will be responsible for managing and maintaining the Library’s intellectual resources including books, electronic resources, serials (print and electronic), and multimedia, including the maintenance of bibliographic records (cataloging) for these resources. This individual will supervise the work of acquisitions, cataloging, and serials; work with the Longwood community on access problems related to online products; maintain usage statistics; and serve at “The Desk” (the Library’s service point).

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; with library experience directly related to cataloging, serials, and/or acquisitions.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred. Library public service experience preferred.
  • Library experience strongly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of automated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces.
  • Knowledge of tools related to the loading and integration of MARC records and familiarity with OCLC Connexion, MARC Edit, Cataloger’s Desktop and Classification Web. Basic familiarity with metadata.
  • Knowledge of library technical services functions, including familiarity with cataloging and MARC record formats, acquisitions, and serials.
  • Knowledge of general library principles, practices, and terminology and ability to follow procedures and related standards.
  • Ability to administer, plan, coordinate, and lead a service area under the general supervision of the Head of Collections & Access Management.
  • Ability to supervise.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills to complete major projects and daily tasks under strict time constraints; ability to organize a series of tasks with shifting priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to train others on tasks and to explain technical issues to non-technical personnel.
  • Knowledge of business and mathematical processes to reconcile financial and statistical data, and attention to accuracy and detail; ability to process computer data and to format and generate financial and statistical reports.
  • Strong customer service orientation and service ethic to provide high quality service to the Library’s patrons.
  • Ability to adapt emerging technologies for service delivery or for information communication.
  • Ability to interpret organization policies and procedures and implement them in problem solving situations.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including Windows based environments, word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet, and email applications.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to interact with patrons and staff utilizing tact, discretion, and appropriate diplomacy.

Pay Band 5. 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. Submit a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application online at http://jobs.virginia.gov/emplWorkingforCOV.html. Any resumes, cover letters, etc. will not be considered unless submitted as an attachment to your online application in the Virginia Jobs (RMS) system.

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 (HEOA) Higher Education Opportunity Act. Longwood University’s Annual Safety and Security report is available at: http://www.longwood.edu/assets/police/Clery_Act_2011_Crime_Report.pdf and the Annual Fire Safety report at: http://www.longwood.edu/assets/police/Fire_Report_for_Clery_Act_2011.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 02-19-14


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 17, 2014

POSITION: Librarian IV – Branch Library Manager #5842

LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA

DESCRIPTION: 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 forward thinking, this is the job for you.

Virginia Beach is a progressive, vibrant resort city of over 430,000 people with a library that enjoys strong public support.

The position requires a Masters of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited university or Virginia Library certification, plus five years in professional/administrative library work with a minimum of two years in a supervisory capacity.

The City provides competitive fringe benefits, including paid leave, health and life insurance and a range of supplemental/optional benefits and services. Apply on-line (by March 14, 2014) log on to www.vbgov.com/careers. EOE.


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 17, 2014

POSITION: Library Technology Services Manager # 5843

LOCATION: Virginia Beach, VA

DESCRIPTION:The Virginia Beach Public Library is seeking a Library Technology Services Manager who will work with a broad range of partners in the Library, City and community to ensure a strong technological infrastructure for library/citizen services. This person should be forward thinking, change oriented, collaborative and have an understanding of technology in an organizational structure.

Virginia Beach is a progressive, vibrant resort city of 430,000 people and a library that enjoys strong public support.

This position requires any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to ten 10 years, including three 3 in a supervisory role, in professional/administrative library/technology work.

The City provides competitive fringe benefits, including paid leave, health and life insurance and a range of supplemental/optional benefits and services. Apply on-line (by March 14, 2014) log on to www.vbgov.com/careers. EOE.


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 17, 2014

POSITION: Coordinator of Library Services (Position #FA053)

LOCATION: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Information and Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time twelve-month professional faculty-ranked appointment.

SALARY RANGE: $57,545- $113,305.

Approximate maximum hiring salary: $67,980.

Additional information is available at the College’s website: www.reynolds.edu.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Application reviews will begin APRIL 10, 2014, and will be accepted until the position is filled. AA/EOE/ADA.

APPLY HERE: http://www.Click2Apply.net/d2ggsh7


DATE ENTERED: February 14, 2014

POSITION: University Archivist

LOCATION: The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

DESCRIPTION: The University Archivist is a member of the staff of the Earl Gregg Swem Library’s Special Collections Research Center and participates in the delivery of reference, instruction, outreach, digital, and collection development services at Swem Library. The University Archivist is responsible for documenting, preserving, and promoting the history of the College and cultivating partnerships that help fulfill these responsibilities.

The successful candidate will know about the issues and trends relating to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history of a complex institution in the digital age. Swem Library seeks an experienced archivist who is passionate about history, archives, and special collections, interested in emerging technology trends, and committed to professional development.

This is a non-tenured professional faculty position with a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. Benefits include 24 days of annual leave per year in addition to 12 paid holidays.

Established in 1693, the College of William and Mary continues a long tradition of excellence by combining the best features of an undergraduate college with the opportunities offered by a modern research university. Adjacent to historic Colonial Williamsburg, the College is approximately 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. and located midway between Richmond and Norfolk, offering the ideal setting for a liberal arts education.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, graduate degree in archival studies, or graduate degree in a related discipline with equivalent experience in archives and/or manuscripts.
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working in archives.
  • Familiarity with basic records management principles and current trends, including management of electronic records.
  • Understanding of and commitment to accepted protocols for arrangement, description, cataloging, and preservation of archival materials.
  • Experience with information technology applications in an archives or library environment, including digitization technologies, collection management systems, and digital asset management systems.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience identifying and cultivating donors and other stakeholders in supporting library or archival programs.
  • Experience describing archival and manuscript collections using DACS.
  • Experience in an academic library environment.
  • Experience working with and preserving archival collections in non-textual formats, such as photographs, audio recordings, video recordings, and digital files.

TO APPLY: http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/16703


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 12, 2014

POSITION: Reference & Instruction Librarian (Part-time)

LOCATION: Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Starting Hourly Rate Range: $18.04 – $20.17

DATE OF NOTICE: February 10, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES: Harford Community College is seeking a customer service-oriented individual to join our library staff. Responsibilities include providing reference/research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person and by electronic communications; assisting library patrons in using technology resources; and teaching information literacy/library instruction sessions. The reference & instruction librarian also assists in the development of online user guides and in collection development.

Work schedule is approximately 20 hours per week, to include at least one evening per week and five to six weekend days during each semester.

REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or in a closely related field and one year experience in library reference, preferably in an academic library setting, required. One year of library instruction experience is strongly preferred.

Applicants must have knowledge of reference service principles and information literacy competency standards; knowledge of basic software applications, including Microsoft Office; and familiarity with online databases, catalogs, and other library resources. Excellent written and oral communication and customer service skills, and the ability to work in a team environment are required.

Any offer of employment at Harford Community College is contingent upon the results of a mandatory background screening. Employees must submit within 30 days of hire official transcripts of all degrees earned.

TO APPLY: Complete our ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION and attach a Cover Letter and Resume (Word or PDF format only). Incomplete submissions will not be accepted or reviewed. Any questions or concerns regarding our online application may be sent to humanresources@harford.edu or call 443-412-2310

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF AN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION FOR BEST CONSIDERATION

APPLY BY: March 2, 2014

HCC is a smoke/tobacco free campus.

HCC is an AA / EEO / ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 443-412-2415. www.harford.edu JOB ID# 107-2014


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 11, 2014

POSITION:Library Director

LOCATION: CHARLES COUNTY (MD) PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Charles County Public Library is looking for a seasoned Director who:

  • has the strategic vision and leadership to implement appropriate cutting-edge services and technologies,
  • has proven success at fund raising and major grant writing,
  • has a business and financial perspective with the ability to develop and manage budgets,
  • is a change agent who can create an organization where staff are doing the right work in support of the library’s strategic plan,
  • can demonstrate the ability to build an education oriented public library, implementing the A+ Curriculum,
  • has created success with STEM programming,
  • has demonstrated management expertise through creating teams, delegating effectively and developing mentoring and empowering staff,
  • can effectively lead the opening of new libraries,
  • can demonstrate experience partnering with local governments and community organizations to promote economic development,
  • has strong strategic planning expertise along with experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of strategic plans,
  • has demonstrated expertise in marketing, and
  • can successfully engage the community and build effective partnerships in the community to further the progress of the community and the library.

Charles County Maryland has been ranked as CNN Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live. It is just a short drive from Baltimore and Washington D.C. The Charles County Public Library (CCPL) is a system of four branch libraries serving a population over 152,000. The Waldorf West Library, the first LEED-certified public building in Charles County, opened in November 2012. The Charles County Public Library has been a community leader in technology. It was awarded the Technology Business of the Year award at the 12th Annual Leading Edge Awards. View the library’s website at http://www.ccplonline.org.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited library education program, plus 7 years’ professional public library experience with demonstrated expertise in administration, fund raising, budgeting, planning, management, leadership and supervision. Fiscal and budgeting expertise, along with a business perspective, is essential. The successful candidate will have a strong philosophy of customer service, the ability to attract and maintain a talented staff, and embrace the library’s values, including innovation, trust, staff participation, and team management. He or she will have served as a lead project manager for opening new libraries. See more complete information at http://www.singergrp.com/charles-county-public-library/.

SALARY: Up to $141,000, depending on qualifications and an excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume via email to CCPLdirectorsearch@singergrp.com. Applications received by February 28, 2014 will receive first consideration.


DATE ENTERED: FEBRUARY 4, 2014

POSITION: Preservation Librarian (FA489z)

LOCATION: George Mason University Libraries

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Preservation Librarian to oversee and provide direction and leadership for the Libraries’ preservation program.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will build on our existing preservation program, planning, implementing, and administering a program that encompasses all media and formats, including print, microforms, digital, and other non-print media. While mostly focused on general collections, the position may be called upon to provide input on preservation of Special Collections and Archives, consulting with the head of that department on external funding opportunities relating to collections preservation. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Digital Programs and Systems division on the digital preservation program for the University Libraries’ collections. This includes reviewing existing library practices, analyzing needs, and establishing policies and best practices for the long-term protection and access to digital materials of all types, both created by or acquired by the Libraries.

Working closely with liaison librarians, access and technical services staff, the Preservation Librarian will oversee the preservation lab, compile statistics for quarterly reports, and manage the Binding/Preservation fund and other funds as necessary. He/she will monitor environmental conditions in all library facilities, making recommendations for improving conditions, and coordinating remedial actions when necessary.

The Preservation Librarian will also consult with and assist the Libraries and University community in preservation emergencies, collaborating with liaison librarians to ascertain collection preservation priorities and develop in-house educational and training programs in preservation and emergency response. He/she will act as the Libraries’ Preservation Program representative in meetings and serve on committees of the University Libraries, the University, the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), and other consortia.

The successful candidate will organize, conduct, and advertise patron awareness programs to ensure a high public awareness for the Libraries’ Preservation Program. This includes curating exhibits and sponsoring presentations.

The Preservation Librarian will supervise student assistants and partially supervise one staff member.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent;
  • Knowledge of preservation methods and issues;
  • At least two years (preferred) professional experience involving some aspect of collections preservation;
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others; and
  • Strong commitment to professional growth and development.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of three or more years of professional experience involving some aspect of preservation;
  • Experience developing and managing a preservation program for a research library;
  • Experience with digital preservation; and
  • Strong public service orientation.

APPOINTMENT/BENEFITS/APPLICATION INFORMATION: 12-month professional faculty appointment with rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank. Benefits information and application instructions are available at hr.gmu.edu/. All applications for this position (FA489z) MUST be submitted online at jobs.gmu.edu/. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Assistant to the University Librarian, at dhogan1@gmu.edu.

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution—located in the greater metropolitan Washington, D.C. area—with national distinction in a range of academic fields. Enrollment is over 32,000, with students studying in over 198 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William. Mason is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, the Virtual Library of Virginia, the Center for Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, Portico, and CLOCKSS. For more information please visit library.gmu.edu or www.gmu.edu/.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


DATE ENTERED: JANUARY 29, 2014

POSITION: Library Director

LOCATION: Ohio Township Public Library System (IN)

DESCRIPTION: Welcome to our town—as the next director of the Ohio Township Public Library System. The Library Board of Trustees seeks a new leader to help continue and enhance the Library’s successful role as a creative, cultural, and collaborative connection in the community. The Library director will work strategically with local organizations and agencies and be responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons and the community. Ohio Township Public Library System, (http://www.ohio.lib.in.us/), is an independent district with a tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library service. Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library staff of 50 serves the 37,749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the new Central Library, and two branch facilities: Chandler, located in the town of Chandler; and Newburgh, located in a 1984 building fronting the Ohio River. The challenge for the next director will be to forge strong community relationships and partnerships while leading a motivated staff to further serve the community effectively.

Ohio Township, consisting primarily of the cities of Newburgh and Chandler, is located in southwest Indiana in Warrick County. Nestled against a bend in the Ohio River, this community has deep historical roots, small town charm, and a thriving waterfront. While home to interesting shops, quality dining, and local events and festivals, city amenities are also easily accessible – Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within a few hours’ drive. With a quality public school system, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Newburgh also hosts parks, trails, and golf courses. Several large corporations in the region, such as Alcoa, Tropicana Entertainment, Vigo Coal, Toyota, and Deaconess Health System, a low cost of living and a strong agricultural presence contribute to a high quality of life. For additional information, please visit Ohio Township Links, (http://www.gossagesager.com/OTPLSlinks.htm).

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library aligning the Library’s mission, goals and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. This is complex executive work which includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the library. The Director also works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, local government, and community agencies and organizations. Too, the Director ensures that local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries and the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Library Board are being met.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2; and a minimum of three years of relevant library experience which includes supervision of staff. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

COMPENSATION: The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

TO APPLY: For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates, (http://www.gossagesager.com/), via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller, karenmiller@gossagesager.com, or Jobeth Bradbury, jobethbradbury@gossagesager.com, on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.


 

DATE ENTERED: JANUARY 27, 2014

POSITION: REFERENCE/INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN

LOCATION: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

DESCRIPTION: American University Library invites applications for a six month, non-tenure track contract, Reference/Instruction Librarian position at the rank of Assistant Term Librarian, beginning March 2014.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Seeking an innovative, energetic and service-oriented librarian to work in a collaborative, team oriented environment. Provide research and reference services to a diverse user population at a busy reference desk, over the Web and in classes using the online catalog, the World Wide Web, and other electronic and print resources. Teach in library instruction program integrating new technologies into the instruction process and contribute to collection development. Prepare bibliographic and other reference tools in selected subject areas. Some evening and weekend hours required.

The Reference/Instruction Librarian is a member of the Division of Research, Teaching and Learning [RTL] and reports to the RTL Director.

REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited M.L.S.; experience with providing reference services and bibliographic instruction in an academic library using emerging technologies, strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; and IM reference. A strong commitment to teaching and library outreach. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Strong public service ethic; collaborative skills.

SALARY: Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Position available: Position available immediately. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The American University Library, www.american.edu/library, serves the AU community through a collection of over 980,000 volumes, 25,000 sound recordings and 16,000 videos. Notable collections include a branch music library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections across campus including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and a partnership with the Wesley Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 100,000 journal subscriptions and over 350 databases in all subjects. Personnel include 20 library faculty, several part-time librarians, 73 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants. The library’s budget is over $14.4 million. The American University Library is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the University Libraries Group.

The American University, chartered by an act of Congress in 1891, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 11,000 students. Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the arts in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

For information about American University, please see www.american.edu, and learn about the University Library at www.american.edu/library.

TO APPLY: Send a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
mmikkel@american.edu

American University is an EEO/AA institution, committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. American University offers employee benefits to same-sex domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.


DATE ENTERED: JANUARY 27, 2014

POSITION: Librarian

ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: LIB011

LOCATION / DEPARTMENT: Library, Warrenton Branch, Fauquier County, VA

POSTING DATE: 1/27/2014

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/14/2014

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY/RATE: $19.92 per hour

STATUS: Part-Time Permanent

WEEKLY HOURS: 24

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide reference and readers’ advisory services to all ages as well as a full complement of library services including, planning and implementing adult programs and tours, preparing bibliographies and displays, assisting in collection development and maintenance, and preparing weekly reports and monthly statistical reports. As a senior staff member, this position will act as lead staff member in the branch manager’s absence.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in library science;
  • Possession of Professional Librarian certificate issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and high level of flexibility;
  • Knowledge of standard books, authors, and print and online reference sources;
  • Internet/online searching skills;
  • Experience in a public library setting a plus.

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Evening and weekend hours required

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES: Ability to lift 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently. Duties include some bending, reaching and pushing and/or pulling.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested applicants must submit a Fauquier County Online Application available at www.apply.fauquiercounty.gov.

POST OFFER REQUIREMENTS: EEO/AA/M/F/D


DATE ENTERED: JANUARY 24, 2014

POSITION: LIBRARY REGIONAL MANAGER

LOCATION: CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, CHESTERFIELD, VA

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY is a dynamic agency of county government providing access to high quality educational, cultural and recreational information services and resources. This vision is realized through skilled information professionals who proactively aid customers in identifying, evaluating and accessing information essential to fostering self-discovery and personal learning. We provide our customers a wide range of materials in current and emerging formats, informational programs, e-services and community facilities that enhance the quality of life for our customers and our community. This library system includes a Central Library, eight branches, with law and local history sections, and outreach services. We serve a population of 323,000 in the Richmond-Petersburg (VA) metropolitan area, two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Virginia beaches, and Washington, D.C

The LIBRARY REGIONAL MANAGER is responsible for managing the services and activities of an assigned library branch. The Regional Manager coordinates and supervises centralized system functions for other library branches within a designated region, along with supervising, training and evaluating the work of library branch managers and professional library staff. The Regional Manager will provide leadership, oversight and supervision to other library branches, and will act as liaison between library administration and public service staff regarding operations, policies and procedures, programs and other centralized functions. They will lead and participate in library system-wide councils and teams for projects and to address library system issues. The successful candidate will implement, enforce and monitor policies, procedures, goals and objectives for library services, and evaluate the effectiveness of services. They will participate in development and administration of library branch budget; manage and participate in community outreach including organizations and schools, and educate the community about library services, programs and collections.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library science program; five years of progressively responsible library experience in a public library to include experience with standard library information technology tools and resources related to librarianship such as operating relevant PC hardware/software, searching the internet and information databases, and utilizing social media applications and three years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess, or have the ability to obtain, a Librarian’s Professional Certificate by the State of Virginia. Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of library and information science. Ability to adapt to and apply emerging library technologies; to operate a personal computer and related software and other standard office equipment; to communicate effective orally and in writing with a variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds and varying ages; to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers; to supervisory professional and supervisory personnel. Pre-employment drug testing and FBI criminal background check required.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must complete an online Chesterfield County application, which is available at http://www.chesterfield.gov/Careers/# . Refer to requisition # 14-00484. The deadline for receiving applications is 5:00 PM Thursday, February 27, 2014. Starting salary is $60,427/year.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Julie Council, Administrative Manager, at (804) 748-1766.


DATE ENTERED: JANUARY 24, 2014

POSITION: Supervising Librarian

LOCATION: Newport News Public Library, Newport News, VA

DESCRIPTION: The City of Newport News is recruiting for a Supervising Librarian to be responsible for supervising, monitoring and evaluating the operations and staff of a regional library or division and assisting in the planning and implementation of library services in alignment with organizational vision, mission, values, and goals. Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited library school and 5-7 years’ experience as a professional librarian including 3-5 years’ experience in a lead or supervisory capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires certification as a professional librarian by the Library of Virginia within 6 months of employment. Applicants may be considered at a lower level with commensurate pay. Also requires an acceptable general background check to include a local and state criminal history check, sex offender registry check and a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. Anticipated hiring range: $50,384 – $64,330. To apply, visit: www.jobs-nngov.com before February 25, 2014. EOE


DATE ENTERED: JANUARY 21, 2014

POSITION: WEB SERVICES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES LIBRARIAN

LOCATION: Tidewater Community College

DESCRIPTION: Tidewater Community College invites applications and nominations to fill the Web Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian position for the college.

The largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads, TCC serves some 45,000 students annually. With four campuses, as well as regional centers for the visual arts, performing arts, advanced technology, automotive technology workforce development, and health professions, TCC is a comprehensive institution offering more than 150 programs, including a full complement of college transfer and career and technical education, workforce training and development services, and general community enrichment and outreach.

The Web Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian provides innovative leadership for technology solutions in the TCC Libraries by managing the library website, identifying, implementing, and evaluating current and emerging technologies for the effective delivery of library services, and providing instruction and assistance to the TCC community in the use of library information resources in all formats. The Web Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian reports to the Associate Vice President for Libraries. A complete position description is available at www.tcc.edu/jobs.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience developing and maintaining a website. Experience designing websites compatible with multiple browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc. Experience designing websites for desktop and mobile platforms. Experience with effectively using productivity software. Experience providing excellent customer service. Knowledge of web design principles including security, usability and accessibility. Knowledge of web tools, standards and scripting languages such as Adobe CS6, HTML4, HTML5, XML, CSS3, W3C, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, AJAX, MySQL, FTP, SFTP, etc. Knowledge of content management systems such as Libguides. Knowledge of emerging technologies in library online services. Knowledge of usability testing methods. Knowledge of user needs assessment methods. Knowledge of trends in library use of social media. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to work with diverse populations to include students, faculty, administrators, and patrons. Ability to assist other staff in the day-to-day operation and management of a library. Ability to employ systematic planning and effective time management techniques. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education in web design and related fields. Experience with usability testing. Experience with user needs assessment. Experience providing reference assistance with electronic and print resources in an academic library. Experience teaching information literacy skills.

SALARY: Expected salary range is between $52,314 and $76,515. Actual salary will be determined based on individual qualifications and experience with consideration for internal alignment factors. The college offers an excellent benefits package.

APPLICATION: Potential applicants are encouraged to review the complete position description and qualifications on the college’s Web site at www.tcc.edu/jobs prior to applying. For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position, a current résumé, unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees and any additional relevant coursework, a completed Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment (available online at http://support.tcc.edu/hr/StateApplicationForm.doc). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with the application; however, no offer of employment will be made prior to official transcripts being provided to the college. Review of application materials will commence February 11, 2014 and remain open until filled. Please direct correspondence to:

Chair, Web Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian Search
c/o Office of Human Resources
Tidewater Community College
121 College Place, Suite 607
Norfolk, VA 23510

Complete application packages may also be submitted by e-mail: jobs@tcc.edu; or by fax: 757-822-1652. Application packages submitted by more than one means (e.g., partially by e-mail and partially by postal mail) will not be accepted. E-mail attachments are only accepted in uncompressed Word or PDF format.

All TCC positions require satisfactory completion of background checks prior to employment. This position is contingent upon the availability of funding.

Tidewater Community College is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications by and nominations of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, and older individuals.