Job Listings

The SCLA Job Listings is a list of job announcements for any type of library within South Carolina and the Southeast. Libraries, please read the Job Posting Guidelines and submit your new job announcements.


Submission Date: 01/14/2021

Job Title: Dean of Library Services

Job Description: National Search for the Dean of Library Services, Hunter LibraryWestern Carolina University, Cullowhee, NCWestern Carolina University invites applications from qualified, visionary, exemplary leaders to serve as the next Dean of Library Services.The UniversityEstablished in 1889, WCU is a constituent member of the University of North Carolina and enrolls more than 12,000 students through its bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in residential, distance, online, and international programs. The primary campus is located on over 650 acres in Cullowhee in the Nantahala National Forest within 20 minutes’ drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hunter LibraryThe mission of Hunter Library is to serve the curricular and research needs of students, faculty, and staff while encouraging academic success, fostering critical thinking, and enriching the community. It fulfills this mission by providing access to information; offering research and instruction services; and preserving the intellectual, environmental, and cultural heritage of the university and the region. The Library is a model for student engagement and support.Additional information about Hunter Library is available at this link.DutiesThe Dean is the chief administrative and academic officer of Hunter Library, a unit within the division of Academic Affairs, and a direct report to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The dean provides strategic, financial, and managerial leadership in executing the functions of the position. The Dean works collaboratively and collegially with faculty and with academic leadership, including other deans, to advance the mission and function of Hunter Library.QualificationsMinimum Qualifications1)Earned M.L.S. or equivalent terminal degree from an A.L.A.- accredited program with a record of professional and scholarly experience to qualify for tenure at the rank of professor 2)History of key leadership positions and a working knowledge of the core functions of academic libraries 3)Experience as a strong advocate of a university library as the core of the academic enterprise and student success4)Experience with complex budgeting and financial management 5)Evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion6)Commitment to an active employee development program, including support of tenured and tenure-track faculty and staff 7)Experience with shared governance, building consensus, engaging in transparent decision-making, fostering a collegial working environment, and working effectively with a variety of constituencies, internal and external to the library 8)Well-developed interpersonal skills, including a clear and open communication style.Preferred Qualifications1)Strong record of success in developing and implementing flexible approaches or innovations amid changes in scholarly communication 2)Experience with the operations and goals of a regional comprehensive university and an academic library 3)Experience with tenure processes, especially mentoring faculty4)Experience pursuing external funding through grants and/or private fundraising5)Understanding of information technology as it relates to library services and instructional support.Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.Western Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Western Carolina University. Applicants must apply and submit all application materials through WCU’s jobs application site.Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected].

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications1)Earned M.L.S. or equivalent terminal degree from an A.L.A.- accredited program with a record of professional and scholarly experience to qualify for tenure at the rank of professor 2)History of key leadership positions and a working knowledge of the core functions of academic libraries 3)Experience as a strong advocate of a university library as the core of the academic enterprise and student success4)Experience with complex budgeting and financial management 5)Evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion6)Commitment to an active employee development program, including support of tenured and tenure-track faculty and staff 7)Experience with shared governance, building consensus, engaging in transparent decision-making, fostering a collegial working environment, and working effectively with a variety of constituencies, internal and external to the library 8)Well-developed interpersonal skills, including a clear and open communication style.Preferred Qualifications1)Strong record of success in developing and implementing flexible approaches or innovations amid changes in scholarly communication 2)Experience with the operations and goals of a regional comprehensive university and an academic library 3)Experience with tenure processes, especially mentoring faculty4)Experience pursuing external funding through grants and/or private fundraising5)Understanding of information technology as it relates to library services and instructional support.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/14831

Salary:

Contact: https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/14831


Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Description: *Position is open due to internal employee’s advancement in job position and title. Do you have a heart for service? Do you love building community relationships? Can you picture yourself delivering traditional library services in a non-traditional setting? Responsibilities:Our Community Engagement Coordinator will provide Macon-Bibb with library services in locations other than library buildings. The Community Engagement Coordinator will find they are delivering a story time at a child care facility one day and leading a senior-living book club the next. Ideally, this person will maintain a balance of pop-up libraries and scheduled bookmobile visits. Additional Information:This position works under the supervision of the Deputy Director and within the parameters of the library strategic plan. They have broad decision-making responsibilities for routine operational matters and some decision-making responsibilities for non-routine matters, including application of library policy and procedures in non-traditional environments.The successful candidate will have experience and/or knowledge of a variety of library services and activities. The position requires a high degree of flexibility to produce services that are relevant and accessible to each segment of the population that we serve. They will build community relationships and contribute to community goals.This position will enjoy significant support to attain these goals at the Middle Georgia Regional Library with an enthusiastic and committed staff of professionals, management, and paraprofessionals. Our Community:Middle Georgia Regional Library is anchored in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a vibrant community that values education, lifelong-learning and is highly invested in library service. The community has a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage. The city is home to 5 colleges and universities, 6 museums, sports teams, Ocmulgee National Monument, and numerous parks and festivals. Macon has all of the benefits of a large city with a small town cost of living.

Qualifications: Qualifications:Minimum qualifications: ●Bachelor degree in Education, Information Science, or a related field; or four years of work experience in a public library involving exposure and engagement in reference work, circulation procedures, or technical services.Preferred qualifications:●Master of Library Science, Spanish language skills

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: To Apply:E-mail resume, cover letter, contact information for three references, and MGRL employment application (found at http://bibblib.org/employment) to [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.First review of applicants is Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM.

Salary: $35,000 - $42,000

Contact: Mark Bohnstedt


Submission Date: 12/17/2020

Job Title: Coordinator of Electronic Resources

Job Description: Presbyterian College seeks an enthusiastic and disciplined librarian to facilitate use of electronic information resources and administer the PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries) shared library services platform (SLSP). This is a full-time administrative exempt position of 37.5 hours per week reporting to the Library Director, with a regular schedule of Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Our preferred start date is February 1, 2021.Primary Responsibilities:•Administer all aspects of the PASCAL shared library services platform (SLSP), serving as first point of contact for its implementation and operation.•Administer access to databases, journal collections, and other electronic resources.•Manage electronic services, such as Browzine and EZproxy.•Provide technical support for, and resolve problems with, electronic resources and services.•Provide training and information to library staff to facilitate optimal use of electronic resources and services, as well as the SLSP.•Run reports and compile statistics for the library's electronic resources and services annually and by request.•Investigate and, in consultation with the Library Director, implement additional functionality and enhancements to the library's electronic resources, services, or SLSP.

Qualifications: Required:•ALA-accredited master's degree in Library Science or equivalent;•good judgment as well as the ability to listen carefully and critically to interpret and understand patrons' and colleagues' needs;•excellent oral and written communication skills;•strong service commitment, as well as organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills;•ability to take initiative, work both independently and collaboratively, handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and complete tasks in a timely manner;•two years or more of directly related academic library experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: If interested, please send electronically a letter of application, vitae or resume, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references whom we may call regarding your application to the Office of Human Resources ([email protected]). Review of completed applications will begin promptly and continue until the position is filled.Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Contact: All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected]

Submission Date: 12/15/2020

Job Title: Library Director

Job Description: Cumberland County, NC, a diverse, military community in the heart of the Carolinas seeks a transformational Library Director. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a history of successful transformational leadership who wants to be a part of a significant change effort. The incoming Library Director must value teamwork and collaboration, as well as champion outstanding service while holding high standards for self and others. The environment is ripe for a leader who is a change agent ready to make an impact both in the agency and in the community. Cumberland County has an overall budget of approximately $475 million (General Fund - $328 million), a property tax rate of 79.9 cents per $100 of assessed valuation and approximately 2,400 employees in 30 departments. For more information about Cumberland County, visit co.cumberland.nc.us. Department and Position Overview: The new Library Director will report to an Assistant County Manager. The individual selected for this key role will lead a Department of approximately 150 FTE employees with an annual budget of $10 million. The Cumberland County Public Library consists of the Headquarters library and seven (7) branches, each with unique programming and a particular focus. In addition to leading a programming and community service vision, the Library Director is the staff liaison to the Cumberland County Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library. For more information: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/.

Qualifications: A minimum of a master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution and Public Library certification (or ability to secure NC public librarian certification within 18 months) are required along with significant experience in a multi-branch library system and diverse programming, serving populations of 100,000 or more. The candidate’s work history must include well-rounded experience across library service divisions with eight (8) or more years of successful and progressive levels of responsibility to include six years of supervisory experience culminating in a role equivalent to Director or an Assistant or Division Director.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: To apply, go to https://agency.governmentjobs.com/developmentalassociates/default.cfm and click on the Public Library Director – Cumberland County link. To learn more about the selection process, visit Client Openings (or copy and paste into your browser: https://developmentalassociates.com/client-openings/). All applications must be fully completed and submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the County’s portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters can be uploaded with the application. Application review begins January 13, 2021. Finalists will participate in virtual interviews and skill assessments on February 3-4, 2020. Interviews with the County Leadership Team will follow at a subsequent time.

Salary: The anticipated hiring range is $90,000 – $115,000 DOQ.

Contact: All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected]

Submission Date: 12/04/2020

Job Title: Librarian I - Youth Services

Job Description: Plans, coordinates and implements library programs and Collection Development for the Youth Services Department. Provides technology and reference assistance to patrons. Advocates all library services, technologies, and programs to the community. Establishes partnerships and builds relationships with educational institutions and businesses within the community. Serves on System Committees.• Plans, implements, and evaluates literacy and technology programs for ages birth through teen. Plans and implements workshops, group training, and one-on-one training for parents, teachers, daycare providers, home school parents, civic groups, and the public at large. Analyzes current levels of in-house and outreach programming services and patron demand to determine need for new programming types or changes in amounts or frequency of programming. Stays up to date on trends in programming (various literacies and STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics).• Evaluates and manages assigned collections. Reviews and selects materials for acquisition. Manages weeding and replacement of materials as needed. Collaborates with other librarians to determine budget appropriations. Evaluates donated materials for inclusion in the collection. Serves the library system by sitting on or chairing collection-focused committees. Evaluates Professional book reviews, statistics, and reports related to collection management in the selection and deselection of materials. Organizes materials in Youth Services department for optimal use. Selects and evaluates web resources.• Provides reference and Readers Advisory services to patrons including researching and answering questions in person, over the phone, online, and in writing. Expertly assists library patrons in using various resources and technology such as tablets, eReaders, computers, copiers, scanners, etc. Creates bibliographies and maintains and updates Youth Services files. Creates displays to promote resources.• Promotes the library and its services and programs to the public. Makes media and public appearances. Leads group tours of the library and represents the library to meetings of civic groups, schools, and other community organizations and events. Attends county and community meetings as appropriate.• Participates in System Collection Development and program Committees. Maintains records and statistical data including programming, patron references, and collection data. Prepares and processes reports based on that data and provides analysis and action points. Suggests policy and procedure changes to services• Serves as Manager on Duty for the branch. Assigns tasks to other staff members as needed. Coaches and mentors subordinates and colleagues. Interviews, trains, and supervises volunteers and interns. Assists in the training processes for other employees. Coordinates ordering of necessary supplies and equipment for department. Serves the library on professional committees. Performs other similar duties as required.

Qualifications: Requires public speaking. Requires evening and weekend work including Sundays. Services as manager on duty as needed. Must be able to provide own transportation to outreach and community events.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Visit www.lex-co.com and click the Employment link

Salary: $41,599

Contact: County of Lexington (803) 785-8225


Submission Date: 12/01/2020

Job Title: Youth Services Librarian (Full Time, Non-exempt)

Job Description: The Youth Services Librarian plans and provides programming, selects materials, performs collection maintenance, coordinates and plans summer reading, trains staff to provide and provides reference services to youth of all ages. The position is primarily stationed at the Marion Library, reporting to the Branch Operations Coordinator, but requires that the Youth Services Librarian fill in at the branches when necessary. This is a management position and requires independent judgement and action within specific parameters.This position requires the ability and willingness to travel to any branch in the system. Evening and weekend shifts may be required.Essential duties and responsibilitiesStaffs the service desks as assigned, answers reference questions, and provides readers’ advisory services to all ages.Provides instruction for patrons in the use of library catalog and databases, internet, and basic office software such as word processors and spreadsheets.Assists in troubleshooting technology problems for public and staff, including issues with smartphones, tables, e-readers, computer applications, and library software.Evaluates and prioritizes the needs of the library’s youth services on a regular basis, and reports these needs to the Director.Orders and maintains reading and circulating materials for youth of all agesDevelops, coordinates, promotes, and presents youth programmingCreates and coordinates displays for youthKeeps current with information, news, and trends in youth services librarianship.Participates in library planning and committees.Represents the library to community groups, schools, and other groupsPerforms other duties as assigned.Physical DemandsMust be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers and hand-held scanners.Must be able to maneuver/lift 25 pounds of library materials.Must be able to shelve materials on shelves from ankle level up to about head level.Must be able to operate telephones.Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time.Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in standard English.Requires participating in community events that take place outside.

Qualifications: Required QualificationsMasters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or a comparable combination of education and experienceSupervisory experienceValid SC driver’s licenseExcellent oral and written communication skillsExcellent interpersonal skillsAdvanced computer skills and ability to troubleshoot public computer problemsAbility to set priorities and complete projects independently and as a member of a teamAbility to work evenings and weekends as assignedPersonal transportation that can be used for business travel is required.Preferred QualificationsOne to three years of public library experience as a professional librarian.Progressively responsible supervisory experience in a public library.Skills or experience in one or more of the following areas: IT support, ILL, SC historical research, genealogy research, fluency in Spanish, peer training, website maintenance, graphic design, marketing, social media.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit an application for employment, resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts to:Holly Evans, DirectorMarion County Library System101 E Court StreetMarion, SC 29571Application form can be found at: http://www.marioncountylibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/application.pdfApplicants may be required to complete pre-employment testing. Open until filled.

Salary: This position starts at $34,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes generous health care benefits, paid leave, and opportunities for professional development. Participation in the state retirement plan is required.

Contact: Holly Evans, DirectorMarion County Library System101 E Court StreetMarion

Submission Date: 11/30/2020

Job Title: Director

Job Description: Director, Henderson County Public Library (Kentucky)The Henderson County Public Library seeks a caring and creative leader to serve as Director. Located in northwestern Kentucky on the banks of the Ohio River, Henderson County is a place filled with a rich history, scenic vistas, lively music festivals, and delicious barbecue.The original Carnegie library, dating to 1904, has been thoughtfully and elegantly expanded through the years, positioning it well to continue serving this community of 45,000 residents. The library enjoys the support of a dedicated Board and excellent staff.Salary $80,000/year or higher, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.Please visit johnkeister.com/hendersonky/ for details and to apply. We welcome inquiries. John Keister & AssociatesExecutive Search for Libr[email protected]

Qualifications:

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please visit johnkeister.com/hendersonky/ for details and to apply. We welcome inquiries

Salary: Salary $80,000/year or higher, negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Contact: John [email protected]

Submission Date: 11/12/2020

Job Title: Adult Services Librarian

Job Description: The Adult Services Librarian plans and provides programming & services for adult patrons, selects circulating and non-circulating materials for adults, performs collection management and maintenance, conducts computer instruction for the public, and provides reference services to all ages. This position is primarily stationed at the Marion Library, reporting to the Branch Operations Coordinator, but requires that the Adult Services Librarian fill in at the branches when necessary. This is a supervisory position, overseeing the Technical Services Department, and requires independent judgement and action within specific parameters. This position requires the ability and willingness to travel to any branch in the system. Evening and weekend shifts may be required. Essential duties and responsibilities:Develops, coordinates, and presents adult programming and outreach consistent with community needs.Provides instruction for patrons in the use of library catalog and databases, internet, and basic office software such as word processors and spreadsheets.Helps patrons conduct genealogy research and maintains the South Carolina roomStaffs service desks, answers reference questions, and provides readers’ advisory services.Performs collection development, management, and maintenance.Supervises the Technical Services Department. Assists in troubleshooting technology problems for public and staff, including issues with smartphones, tables, e-readers, computer applications, and library software.Evaluates and prioritizes the needs of the library’s adult services on a regular basis; reporting and advocating these needs to the Branch Operations Coordinator. Serves as a member of the Interlibrary Loan Team.Assists with creation and maintenance of displays for adults.Assists with monitoring and approving requests to post flyers and notices.Represents the library to community groups. Participates in library planning and committees.Keeps informed of current events and of developments in the library field. Attends professional workshops and conferences.Performs other duties as assigned.Physical Demands:Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers and hand-held scanners. Must be able to maneuver/lift 25 pounds of library materials. Must be able to shelve materials on shelves from ankle level up to about head level. Must be able to operate telephones.Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in standard English. Requires participating in community events that take place outside.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or a comparable combination of education and experience Supervisory experienceValid SC driver’s licenseExcellent oral and written communication skillsExcellent interpersonal skillsAdvanced computer skills and ability to troubleshoot public computer problemsAbility to set priorities and complete projects independently and as a member of a team Ability to work evenings and weekends as assignedPersonal transportation that can be used for business travel is required.Preferred Qualifications:One to three years of public library experience as a professional librarian.Progressively responsible supervisory experience in a public library.Skills or experience in one or more of the following areas: IT support, ILL, SC historical research, genealogy research, fluency in Spanish, peer training, website maintenance, graphic design, marketing, social media.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit an application for employment, resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts to:Holly Evans, DirectorMarion County Library System101 E Court StreetMarion, SC 29571Application form can be found at: http://www.marioncountylibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/application.pdfEmployment tests may be required. Open until filled.

Salary: This position starts at $34,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes generous health care benefits, paid leave, and opportunities for professional development. Participation in the state retirement plan is required.

Contact: Holly Evans, DirectorMarion County Library System101 E Court StreetMarion, SC 29571


Submission Date: 11/11/2020

Job Title: System Support Librarian

Job Description: Northeast Georgia Regional Library System (NEGRLS) is seeking an experienced individual to serve as the System Support Librarian. The System Support Librarian will provide technical expertise and broad support for the communication and online systems within the library system. The position reports to the Director and works from the System Services Offices in Clarkesville, Georgia, to offer virtual and in-person support to six affiliate libraries in Habersham, Rabun, Stephens and White Counties.Full job description is available at https://negeorgialibraries.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/NEG_system_support_librarian_2020.pdf

Qualifications: Education and Experience required: Master of Library or Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited university. A current license from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Librarian’s Board, or the ability to obtain certification upon employment.Experience working with local admin privileges in Windows and Google Workspace (formerly G-suite). The person in this position must demonstrate the ability to work independently. Knowledge of public library environment preferred. Background check and E-Verify required prior to employment. Northeast Georgia Regional Library System is a drug-free workplace.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to:Northeast Georgia Regional Library SystemAttn: Delana KnightP.O. Box 2020Clarkesville, Georgia 30523Accepting application materials until the position is filled.

Salary: 52,000/year

Contact: Northeast Georgia Regional Library SystemAttn: Delana KnightP.O. Box 2020Clarkesville, Georgia [email protected]


Submission Date: 10/22/2020

Job Title: State Data Coordinator

Job Description: Nature of Work:The South Carolina State Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state’s libraries.The South Carolina State Library seeks a creative, detail-oriented person to join our library development team as the State Data Coordinator. The State Data Coordinator leads and coordinates data collection compilation, performs analysis, monitors trends, develops survey design, and creates data visualization products using library data. The State Data Coordinator uses quantitative and qualitative data to determine the impact of programs and services.Examples of Work:•State lead for the annual survey of South Carolina public libraries in cooperation with the processes and procedures issued by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the national Public Library Survey.•Serve the agency as State Data Coordinator responsible for the collection, communication, instruction, and implementation of the biennial State Agency survey (SLAA) to IMLS.•Create and maintains files, documents, and reports based on library statistics.•Analyze ongoing public library statistical collection procedures, implement necessary modification, and disseminates collected data and marketing materials associated with the data.•Evaluates data analysis collection tools.•Evaluate and verify data, identify trends and relationships in data, and interpret data for stakeholders in both written and oral form.•Work with public libraries to develop an understanding of the importance of gathering and analyzing various data related to functions and responsibilities.•Provide training and assistance to public libraries on the effective use of data gathering and analysis.•Advise agency leadership on creating performance measures and determining return on investment related to projects and services provided.•Track agency projects from conception through review.•Represent the agency at meetings, conferences, coalitions, panels, and committees.

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: •A bachelor’s degree and professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data. A master’s degree in statistics may be substituted for the required work experience.Preferred Qualifications:•Three (3) years of professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data.•Knowledge of methods of research design, data collection, data manipulation, data analysis, and presentation of information.•Ability to analyze and interpret data using various statistical and mathematical techniques.•Ability to communicate clearly and accurately about surveys and data elements.•Ability to plan and provide training to large and small groups.•Strong oral and written presentation skills•Ability to assist users with survey completion, data gathering and data analysis.•Attention to detail with the ability to discover and correct errors in large volumes of data.•Familiarity with public library audiences, services, facilities, general trends, and current issues.•Ability to make field visits, talk to library staff, pursue partnerships, and other cooperative arrangements outside the agency.•Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.•Ability to use data visualization and data analysis tools.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted online at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/2888152/state-data-coordinator?department[0]=State%20Library&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Salary: $40,000 - $47,734

Contact: South Carolina State Library1500 Senate StreetColumbia, SC 29201Website: http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov

Submission Date: 10/16/2020

Job Title: Library Administrator Youth Service Coordinator

Job Description: Leads and directs the county libraries’ services to children, teens, and caregivers. Coordinates initiatives and supports branch staff in providing high quality youth programming and resources. Advises on system-level initiatives such as policy and procedure development, and strategic planning. Responsible for allocation of library resources for youth services, to include budgeting and grants. Serves as liaison to local educational organizations. •Leads youth services by ensuring that staff receive the necessary support and training to achieve youth services goals. Provides mentoring, observation, coaching, and direction to staff. Analyzes the risks and future impact of all decisions. Encourages efficiency and organization on departmental, branch, and system levels. Shares information and resources among branches. Unifies youth services staff to promote internal and external communication and advocacy; fosters collaboration and teamwork on departmental, branch, and system levels; and ensure standard of excellence in programs and services.•Coordinates youth programming for the library system including literacy, advocacy, technology literacy, and life long learning. Manages systemwide youth services initiatives. Develops and evaluates literacy programs for the library system to further the library’s mission and objectives. Identifies professional presenters and negotiates scope of program. Works with other departments to market youth services initiatives and to coordinate outreach services to the community.•Evaluates youth services resources, programs, and procedures. Analyzes service trends and coordinates recommended changes. Compiles data for statistical reports as required. Develops budget for Youth Services initiatives, and manages allocation of youth services resources.•Responsible for the Collection Management and Development for all resources for the library system. Evaluates collections and plans additions and deletions based on community analysis and usage trends. Community analysis includes researching demographics and needs of the general public, students, and local businesses. Assesses online resources on library system website; organizes resources to make more accessible and usable to the customers. •Serves as system-level advisor for youth collection development, and supports and assists staff to evaluate, select, and weed youth services collection. Provides reference services to children, adults, and staff, and refers patrons/staff to other agencies and institutions as appropriate. •As a member of the Library Leadership Team, assists with strategic planning for the system to further the goals of the library. Maintains knowledge on current trends on technology, library services, and equipment through professional development. Recommends changes to the collection and services, including suggesting policy and procedures for the library system. Participates in and chairs system committees as assigned. Seeks out, writes, and submits grant applications; implements grant rewards, tracks outcomes, and reports back as required.•Advocates for the stated mission and goals of the library system by developing and maintaining good working relationships with the Library Board, schools, and other organizations to promote library services. Conducts interviews of library applicants. Represents the library system by serving on and presenting to various external committees and boards. •Acts as the liaison between new and current vendors and staff by evaluating and selecting new vendors and managing current vendors’ upgrades and changes. Recognizes problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent. Communicates with vendors on a regular basis to ensure that staff can use their services with the highest degree of efficiency and accuracy. Provides expert and timely advice and seeks solutions for problems by keeping in contact with staff and vendors.

Qualifications: Requires a valid SC Drivers License, Requires public speaking. Physical requirements. Exerting force up to 20 pounds. Requires talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking, repetitive motions, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting. MLIS from an accredited college or university.Supplemented by 3 - 5 years of professional experience in public libraries, including supervisory and management experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: All interested persons may apply online: www.lex-co.com or call Lexington County Human Resources: (803) 785-8225

Salary: $52,518

Contact: All interested persons may apply online: www.lex-co.com or call Lexington County Human Resources: (803) 785-8225


Submission Date: 10/15/2020

Job Title: Assistant Director, Library Collection Services

Job Description: Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for providing vision and leadership that both reflects current needs and anticipates future trends in the evolving library and information environment. The Assistant Director is responsible for the strategic planning, operational proficiency, and administrative oversight of technical services operations including cataloging, collection development, electronic resources and serials, systems, and some special collections. The Assistant Director will direct all aspects of technical services, including development of policies and procedures; and recruiting, scheduling, training, supervising, mentoring, and evaluating librarians and support staff. The Assistant Director will lead the library in providing access to materials in a changing mix of user- oriented online environments for Athens State University faculty, students and staff. This position also provides some public service work and research instruction via a one-credit hour online course consisting of traditional and non-traditional students. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position with faculty rank of Assistant Librarian.DUTIES:Leadership and Administration:• Responsible for the supervision and operation of the library in the absence of the Library Director. Represents the Director at on and off campus events and meetings in their absence.• Understands and embraces the library’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan, applying them to daily routine. Plans for future growth and innovation, set goals and objectives leading to the realization of the vision for Library Services as it pertains to the College’s strategic goals. Assists the Director in developing, interpreting, enforcing, and evaluating procedures and practices for Public Services in optimizing services including the creative use of technology for public services operations. • Develops, interprets, enforces and evaluates procedures and practices for Collection Services in supporting and optimizing services and operating efficiencies including the creative use of technology for technical services operations. • Maintains statistics of the technical services operations and prepares narrative and statistical documentation and reports; make presentations and reports to the Library Director, the Board of Trustees, and others as necessary • Evaluates operations; measures success and assesses needs to determine library service responses. Develops new programs; coordinates and implements plans for expansion of services. • Collects and analyzes feedback from stakeholders, including working with faculty, students and staff to evaluate existing library programs and resources, and developing and executing plans for enhancing them to ensure service quality. • Supervises the preparation or prepares accreditation and evaluation review reports. • Provide strategic direction for the development of new digital collections, projects, and services. • Understands the community’s needs and how library services can meet those needs. • Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends affecting all library departments; reads professional literature and attends workshops Collection Services: • Provides vision for and directly supervises Collection Services staff and librarians. • Provides leadership in the selection, implementation, and management of the library’s Integrated Library System (ILS). Develops and maintains the library automation system and automated administrative functions, including coordinating with other departments to maintain the operations of the system. • Oversee collection development, acquisitions, cataloging, processing and preservation of both print and electronic materials. In coordination with the Director, assigns budgets, monitors performance and implements changes as necessary * Oversee collections management activities, including guiding space planning for on-site and remote storage. * Coordinate projects, training, and documentation across the department to ensure that cataloging and processing are done consistently and according to current best practices, which staff expertise remains up to date, and that projects involving multiple staff are carried out efficiently. * Work with staff to set processing priorities and establish workflows. * In consultation with technical and public services staff, investigate and implement new methods of providing access to collections. * Resolve problems and questions related to Collection Services. • Serves as the primary liaison to vendors. • Evaluates and improves quality of services, effectiveness and technical proficiency of staff within the operating areas. • Secure grants or other external funds to preserve, conserve, and improve access to the collections. • Make appraisal decisions based on documentary and evidentiary value, in consultation with librarians and faculty. • Maintains inventory of department equipment and supplies. • Provide reference services through various communication methods to on-campus and off-campus students and faculty and keep accurate counts.University Service & Representation:• Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments.• Teach information literacy skills via embedded sessions, bibliographic sessions, video creation, and instruction as necessary for student and faculty development.• Actively develop and implement ideas for the promotion of the library to the university community including but not limited to programs, activities, and services.• Participates in a variety of departmental, campus, regional and statewide committees and represents library issues, ideas and concerns.• Is professionally active in local, regional and national library and information organizations; makes professional contributions, and brings visibility to the Library and to the University.• Positively represent Athens State University in professional, community, and state organizations.• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:• Master’s degree in library science or recognized equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.• At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in an academic, research or public library system• Experience supervising staff and librarians in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment.• Excellent leadership qualities including strong interpersonal and public communication skills.• Deep knowledge of Collection Services areas including cataloging, metadata standards and best practices, acquisitions, and processing.• Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and implement those deemed appropriate for the community.• Demonstrated record of strong organizational, planning, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:• Doctorate degree in field related to librarianship or higher education administration, and/or a second master’s degree in a management or library related area, from a regionally accredited institution.• Experience in an academic library.• Experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets.• Experience developing strategic plans and assessing outcomes.• Experience in bid, purchase, and implementation of new ILS systems.• Experience in cataloging, acquisitions, preservation or collection development.• Familiarity with distance education library services.• Evidence of strong service orientation as demonstrated by an ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and library personnel at all levels.• Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision.• Ability to plan and direct activities and to supervise multiple employees simultaneously.• Knowledge of best practices and trends in all areas related to technical services and library systems.• Active professionally in library and related organizations.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please apply at https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/902

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Contact: For assistance, contact the Human Resources Office at 256-216-3333 or email us at [email protected].


Submission Date: 10/09/2020

Job Title: Head of Branch Services

Job Description: Join our team!Are you ready for your next challenge? Are you a leader with a passion for innovation and talent for teamwork? As Head of Branch Services at Middle Georgia Regional Library you will lead a staff of enthusiastic and committed professionals and paraprofessionals in fulfilling the library’s mission “to connect all people to the information necessary to improve their lives through excellent services and materials.”One day you'll lead a meeting of branch managers and department heads, and the next you'll develop creative solutions to improve staff workflow and patron service. Become an integral part of our forward-leaning, community-embedded library system! Apply today! About This PositionIf you are an experienced, responsible, and creative person who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, and culturally diverse environment, this position is what you've been searching for. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and energetic with a dedication to public service.The Head of Branch Services directly supervises the branch managers of the Bloomfield, Lanford, Riverside, and Shurling branches. You will also coordinate and manage the day-to-day operations of the Washington Memorial Library, the regional library headquarters.Flexibility is a must to provide services that are relevant and accessible to everyone we serve through our community-embedded library. As Head of Branch Services, you will build relationships in the community and contribute to creating a more literate, engaged and enlightened Middle Georgia.About Our CommunityMiddle Georgia Regional Library is anchored in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a vibrant community that values education, lifelong-learning, and is highly invested in library service. The community has a rich history, incredible architecture, stunning southern charm, and a soulful musical heritage. The city is home to 5 colleges and universities, 6 museums, sports teams, Ocmulgee National Monument, and numerous parks and festivals. Macon has all of the benefits of a large city with a small town cost of living.Examples Of DutiesLEADERSHIP•Provides advice to Director on public services, emerging opportunities, and community impact.•Provides advice and consultation to Director about library policies and procedures including, but not limited to collection development policy and long-range planning.•Interprets, implements, and recommends library policies and procedures.•Participates in the development of information literacy objectives and the coordination of library instruction, in addition to providing instruction sessions as needed.MANAGEMENT•Administers the department's budget, develops new funding sources, and engages in grant writing.•Prepares budget, program, annual, and special reports for the Director.•Compiles, analyzes, and reports library usage statistics.•Evaluates, manages, and improves workflows to maintain efficient use of library resources.COMMUNICATION•Maintains communication within Macon-Bibb and Affiliate libraries as well as the local community to develop effective library services.•Conducts public relations programs to increase public awareness and support of library programs and services.TRAINING•Oversees training and support for all public service staff members.•Participates in professional conferences and workshops to keep informed of changes in the library field.TECHNOLOGY•Plans and implements new information technologies to meet changing needs.•Supervises operation of the integrated automated library system.•Executes special projects when applicable and performs all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: •Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university•4 - 5 years of related public library experience•Supervisory experience

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: E-mail resume, cover letter, three references, and MGRL employment application (found at bibblib.org/employment) to [email protected] review of applications is Wednesday, November 4 at 12 PM.To learn more about Middle Georgia Regional Library, visit bibblib.org.

Salary: $60,000

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 10/08/2020

Job Title: Assistant Librarian for eResources

Job Description: The Assistant Librarian for eResources maintains and enhances the Library’s website and web-based tools, oversees the acquisitions and maintenance of the Library’s online resources, assists library patrons with technology related issues in the library, and assists in maintaining monthly/annual statistics for reporting. Also participates in the delivery of information/reference services, including information literacy instruction, through both traditional and virtual means. This position is responsible for operations and security of the library during evening hours. More information can be found at: https://www.smcsc.edu/human-resources/work-with-us/assistant-librarian-for-eresources/

Qualifications:

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Visit https://www.smcsc.edu/human-resources/work-with-us/assistant-librarian-for-eresources/ to print and fill out a job application. Submit to:Director of Human ResourcesSpartanburg Methodist College1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301.Application materials may also be submitted electronically to [email protected] open until filled.

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Contact: Director of Human ResourcesSpartanburg Methodist College1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg, SC [email protected]


Submission Date: 10/05/2020

Job Title: Director

Job Description: 40 hours/week, exempt position1. To recommend for employment or termination other staff members, as necessary, in compliance with applicable laws and the availability of funds and to employ or terminate other staff members if so authorized by the library board;2. To attend all meetings called by the Office of Public Library Services of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia or send a substitute authorized by the office director;3. To prepare any local, state, or federal annual budgets;4.To notify the board of trustees and the Office of Public Library Services of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia of any failure to comply with:*Policies of the board;*Criteria for state aid;*State and federal rules and regulations; and*All applicable local, state, or federal laws;5. To administer the total library program, including all affiliated libraries, in accordance with policies adopted by the system board of trustees; and6. To attend all meetings of the system board of trustees and affiliated boards of trustees or to designate a person to attend in his or her place.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with five or more years of progressively responsible public library experience with at least three years of administrative experience in a public library are required.Must have, or obtain, Georgia Public Library certification through the Secretary of State’s Office at the G-5 level or higher.Must have extensive knowledge of the Georgia Public Library Service requirements, federal and state laws and funding programs, administration, principles, practices, procedures, operations and functions of a multi-county, library system which is administered centrally from the regional headquarters.Must have extensive knowledge of public library management, finance, human resource management/personnel and administrative practices, policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities.Must be able to develop and administer practices with existing regional office staff, enforce policies and procedures as necessary in the completion of daily responsibilities and to monitor performance of regional and member library employees.Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license to be able to drive library vehicles to travel between member libraries, and to attend meetings, library events, training, professional conferences, state directors meetings, and other necessary travel for performing job duties.Is comfortable working with local, state, and federal elected officials to keep them informed of library activities and advocate for libraries and have input on legislation or other actions that may impact libraries and the communities they serve. And must be able to speak effectively before groups of officials and citizens to explain library policies, funding requests, and services.Has knowledge of library building practices. This includes, but is not limited to: preparing requests for proposals; working with GPLS’s Director of Construction and Planning, consultants, architects, contractors, and vendors; managing capital outlay grants and reimbursement forms; ensuring compliance with funding agency requirements; ensuring ADA compliance; and working with local service providers.Is able to use technology effectively to communicate via email, oversee WGRLS’s Assistant Director for Technology, understand basic network architecture needs and how it impacts library services, and with appropriate staff, negotiate with technology vendors and service providers.Understands basic governmental accounting principles. Must be able to read, understand, and explain financial reports, and by working with WGRLS’s Business Manager prepare budgets and financial reports using accounting software, interpret these reports to library boards and funding agencies, and provide administrative oversight over accounting functions at the administrative (HQ) and member libraries.Possesses the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, with the public, member library communities, and businesses providing services to the library system.Other qualifications include: diplomatic skills, strategic thinking, analytical thinking, communication skills, innovation, judgment, management experience, project management, visionary leadership, and professionalism.Must be able to pass a criminal background check and a motor vehicle record check.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Application materials provided should specify recent public library and other relevant experience and qualifications in a cover letter, detailed resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for at least three professional references.Position open until filled.Send application to:West Georgia Regional Library SystemATTN: Director Search124 West Chandler StreetCarrollton, Georgia 30117Or email to:[email protected]

Salary: Salary based on Georgia state reimbursed salary range, experience, and local director supplement. Benefits include health insurance, flex benefits, annual leave, and enrollment in the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.

Contact: West Georgia Regional Library SystemATTN: Director Search124 West Chandler StreetCarrollton, Georgia 30117Or email to:[email protected]


Submission Date: 09/23/2020

Job Title: Director

Job Description: Director, Ascension Parish Library (Louisiana)The Ascension Parish Library in Louisiana is seeking a Director who will embrace working and living in a friendly, diverse and growing community. Due to circumstances with 2020, the search has been reopened.Ascension Parish is located close to Baton Rouge and about 45 minutes north of New Orleans. The area is known for its multicultural roots, great food and spirit of Southern hospitality. Ascension Parish is one of the fastest growing parishes in the state due in part to its proximity to Baton Rouge, the state capital. The library serves approximately 124,000 residents through four locations and has the resources and support of a Board and staff who are committed to promoting its strong role in the community.Salary $100,000 or higher, negotiable based on experience.Please visit johnkeister.com/apl for details and to apply. We welcome inquiries. John Keister & Associates Executive Search for [email protected]

Qualifications:

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please visit johnkeister.com/apl for details and to apply. We welcome inquiries.

Salary:

Contact: John Keister & AssociatesExecutive Search for [email protected]


Submission Date: 09/17/2020

Job Title: Director

Job Description: Director, North Webster Community Public Library (Indiana)

Don’t miss this opportunity to join a beloved library located in “The Heart of the Lakes” in Indiana! The North Webster Community Public Library is looking for its next great Library Director.North Webster is located in north central Indiana, within a short drive of Fort Wayne and South Bend. The community is part of the “Lakes Region,” an area of Indiana known for beautiful freshwater lakes and plentiful recreational opportunities. Fishing, boating, and skiing are just some of the activities that attract many summer residents and visitors. North Webster and neighboring communities offer residents a relaxing lifestyle that combines small town charm and energy with easy access to larger metropolitan areas.The library serves more than 6,600 year-round residents of North Webster and Tippecanoe Township, and double that number in the summer. In July of 2020, NWCPL moved into a beautiful new building that truly embraces its role as a center in the community. The library enjoys the support of an engaged board and friendly staff, as well as a community that appreciates excellent library service.Salary $60,000 to $70,000/year, negotiable based on experience.Please visit www.johnkeister.com/nwcpl/ for details and to apply. We welcome inquiries.John Keister & AssociatesExecutive Search for [email protected]

Qualifications:

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Please visit www.johnkeister.com/nwcpl/ for details and to apply. We welcome inquiries.

Salary: $60,000 to $70,000/year, negotiable based on experience.

Contact: John Keister & AssociatesExecutive Search for [email protected]