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: 06/02/2020

Job Title: Branch Librarian

Job Description: Manages and oversees the efficient operation of a branch library, including hiring, developing and supervising personnel, assisting patrons and preparing and maintaining records and reports.Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals; interviews, hires, and trains staff; schedules work; schedules vacations, leave, attendance at workshops and sets goals and priorities for the branch.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association; supplemented by three (3) years previous experience in a library setting with some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must hold or be eligible for Georgia State Board of Librarians 5B certification.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Visit https://www.claytoncountyga.gov/employment to submit an application.

Salary: $51,557.09

Contact: N/A


Submission Date: 05/20/2020

Job Title: Librarian

Job Description: Librarian SAC req6266 posting: https://alamo.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=2&id=6266 This position will also lead efforts to inspire Open Education Resources (OER) use and raises awareness of faculty and librarians to develop, adopt, and assess OER materials for the benefit of students. The person selected will also assist faculty and librarians with locating and adapting OER and library resources for class curriculum and integrating into Learning Management System (LMS) (e.g. Canvas). They will also develop, coordinate, implement, and assess high impact programming and services aimed at improving student engagement, retention and success.•Posting closes on: 7/31/2020 at 6:00 pm CST•Hours per Week: 40•Hourly or Salaried: Salary •Funding source: Hard Money•Number of opening: 1•Benefits Eligible: YesLocation: Library1819 N Main AveSan Antonio, Texas, 78212United StatesOutside working hours if other than M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, Monday through Sunday or as needed.Job Summary and DescriptionPerforms professional librarian duties in an academic environment. Overall is lead for all library technology development and works on OER implementation. Assists in the planning and implementing of information technologies. Provides technology leadership to library operations. Initiates projects to develop library services and integrate OER across campus. The person selected will also assist faculty and librarians with locating and adapting OER and library resources for class curriculum.QualificationsMinimum Education and Experience:Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program.Preferred Education and Experience:•Experience working as lead in resolving library technology issues.•Leads efforts to inspire OER use and raises awareness of faculty and librarians to develop, adopt, and assess OER materials for the benefit of students.•Experience working with library electronic resources and library technology platforms.•Develops programming to promote OER and library resources to student and faculty scholarship.•Integrates library into other technologies like Canvas LMS.•Experience with EZproxy and resolving off-campus access issues.

Qualifications: QualificationsMinimum Education and Experience:Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program.Preferred Education and Experience:•Experience working as lead in resolving library technology issues.•Leads efforts to inspire OER use and raises awareness of faculty and librarians to develop, adopt, and assess OER materials for the benefit of students.•Experience working with library electronic resources and library technology platforms.•Develops programming to promote OER and library resources to student and faculty scholarship.•Integrates library into other technologies like Canvas LMS.•Experience with EZproxy and resolving off-campus access issues.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Apply Now: https://alamo.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=2&id=6266

Salary:

Contact: Lee LeBlanc


Submission Date: 05/20/2020

Job Title: Head of Public Services

Job Description: Summary:Middle Georgia Regional Library invites you to apply for the position of Head of Public Services. The Head of Public Services 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.”MGRL seeks an experienced, responsible, creative, and enthusiastic individual who embraces and thrives in an active, fast-paced, and culturally diverse environment. The ideal candidate will be a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team leader with a strong commitment to public service.The Head of Public Services directly supervises the branch managers of the Bloomfield, Lanford, Riverside, and Shurling branches. This position also coordinates and manages the day-to-day operations of the Washington Memorial Library.Additional information:This position works under the supervision of the Director and within the parameters of the strategic plan. They have broad decision-making responsibilities for routine operational matters and some decision-making responsibilities for non-routine matters.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 Middle Georgia Regional Library with an enthusiastic and committed staff of professionals, management, and paraprofessionals. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Provides advice to Director on the topics of public services, emerging opportunities, and community impact. Provides advice and consultation to Director concerning library policies and procedures including, but not limited to collection development policy and long-range planning. Interprets, implements, and recommends library policies and procedures. Maintains communication within Macon-Bibb and Affiliate libraries as well as the local community to develop effective library services. 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. Conducts public relations programs to increase public awareness and support of library programs and services. Supervises operation of the integrated automated library system. 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. Plans and implements new information technologies to meet changing needs.Participates in the development of information literacy objectives and the coordination of library instruction, in addition to providing instruction sessions as needed.Evaluates, manages, and improves workflows to maintain efficient use of library resources.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, and MGRL employment application (found at 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, June 9, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

Salary: $55,000.00

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 05/05/2020

Job Title: Branch Manager

Job Description: GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASSThe purpose of the class is to manage and supervise daily functions of a branch library of the Pickens County Library system, ensuring safe, effective and efficient operations, and to perform related professional, supervisory and administrative work as required. This class plans, organizes and implements programs within major organizational policies, reporting program progress to executive-level administration through reports and conferences.ESSENTIAL TASKSThe tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.The Branch Manager is responsible for daily operations at the branch including supervising, training, and scheduling staff, providing information and services, and modeling customer service. They ensure that all staff is providing exemplary service to library patrons. The Branch Manager serves as a liaison between the Pickens County Library System and their branch’s community by reaching out to area organizations and promoting the library and its services. The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Plans and administers the programs, activities and personnel of the Pickens County Library system’s branch library. Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner. Supervises subordinate staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, selecting new employees, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, and recommending employee discipline and discharge as appropriate. Participates in training and development programs for department staff. Plans, coordinates and implements Library activities and programs; presents programs as requested. Assists with collection development; selects books and other library materials, including books, periodicals, government documents and other materials; identifies and updates or replaces obsolete collection data and materials; develops collections for new and emerging areas. Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including the Internet; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Works with Outreach Coordinator to plan and direct special projects involving Library promotion and outreach activities. Promotes the Library, its services and programs to the public; gives presentations to various community / civic / school groups. Assists in administering and troubleshooting the Library’s computer automation system; generates system reports as required. Coordinates Library activities with other libraries, local schools, community and special-interest organizations, government agencies, etc., as appropriate. Attends staff, committee, Friends of the Library, County and community meetings as appropriate. Compiles data for, prepares and submits various reports as required. Supervises the receiving and depositing of monies and verifies reporting paperwork. Receives and responds to public inquiries and complaints regarding Library programs and services. Keeps the Assistant Library Director informed of all department issues and concerns. Assists subordinates with duties as required. Performs routine administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to attending and conducting meetings, preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, assembling materials, answering the telephone, etc. Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences, seminars and/or workshops to maintain knowledge of current theories and trends in public library operations and technology. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess valid state driver’s license.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Requires at least 2 years of library experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Full job description and employment application can be found at: http://co.pickens.sc.us/hr/OnlineJobs/default.aspx. Submit Pickens County Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to [email protected].

Salary: $42,040.48

Contact: Ashley Fisher


Submission Date: 05/05/2020

Job Title: Librarian II - Reference

Job Description: GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS The purpose of the class is to plan, supervise and provide reference and readers’ advisory services to County Library patrons and staff, to perform other professional library duties, and to perform related work as required. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings.ESSENTIAL TASKS The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff. The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Coordinates, supervises and participates in the provision of reference and readers’ advisory services to Library patrons and staff. Supervises subordinate professional and para-professional staff; supervisory duties include scheduling, instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, assisting with the selection of new employees, acting on employee problems, and recommending and implementing employee discipline as needed. Assist the public in a professional and courteous manner. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement; offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Participates in the development of Library policies and procedures; recommends policy and procedural changes to better meet Library and patron needs. Gathers, evaluates and interprets statistical data concerning both library materials and patron use; prepares routine and special reports and recommendations as requested. Plans, coordinates, supervises and/or conducts programs and specialized services for adult patrons. Provides readers' advisory services to patrons; answers reference questions; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults. Assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library; interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Adjust patron accounts as necessary. Supervises the daily staffing and maintenance of public areas and reference service desks. Oversees the recruitment, training and supervision of Library volunteers. Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials. Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public. Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate. Receives and responds to public inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility. Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered. Assists co-workers with duties as required. Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data. Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills. Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources. Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public. Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility. Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers. Prepares Library for opening and closing. Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials. Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary. Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received. Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs. Creates book displays. Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required. Performs other duties as assigned. ; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources.Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers.Prepares Library for opening and closing.Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials.Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary.Executes video stock rotation.Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.Creates book displays.Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.Assists co-workers with duties as required.Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.Provides reference services to Library patrons and staff; compiles lists of materials of interest to children, youth and/or adults; assists Library patrons in using various resources and equipment of the Library, including print sources, electronic databases and Internet resources.Interprets Library policies and procedures to the public.Receives and responds to public / patron inquiries, requests for assistance and complaints in areas of responsibility.Assists the public in a professional and courteous manner.Assists in coordinating the Library volunteer program; trains, supervises and reviews the work of assigned volunteers.Prepares Library for opening and closing.Participates in collection development; analyzes current collection for currency, physical condition, general quality and usefulness; recommends books and other library materials; creates book orders; checks in newly purchased and processed materials.Assesses the condition of Library materials; determines whether to repair or discard materials as necessary.Executes video stock rotation.Monitors and assists with circulation duties as necessary; verifies monies received.Assists in coordinating and participates in both in-house and outreach Library programs.Creates book displays.Assists in promoting the Library, its services and programs to the public.Attends staff, committee, County and community meetings as appropriate.Maintains accurate and up-to-date records, and prepares various reports as required.Keeps supervisor informed of all issues and concerns encountered.Assists co-workers with duties as required.Performs administrative work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data.Attends continuing education classes, professional meetings, conferences and/or workshops to maintain and enhance job knowledge and skills.Performs other duties as assigned.Public Relations (In addition to duties above)Compiles news releases, newsletters and other publications to promote Library services.

Qualifications: VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:Requires a Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited college or university.SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:Must possess Professional Librarian certification from the S.C. State Library. Must possess valid state driver’s license.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Requires at least 2 years of library experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Full job description and employment application can be found at: http://co.pickens.sc.us/hr/OnlineJobs/default.aspx. Submit Pickens County Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to [email protected].

Salary: $41,216.16

Contact: Ashley Fisher


Submission Date: 05/01/2020

Job Title: Instruction Librarian

Job Description: Gardner-Webb University seeks a creative, service-oriented, self-motivated librarian to collaborate with other librarians and teaching faculty. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Library, the Instruction Librarian provides face-to-face and online information literacy instruction for Gardner-Webb University students, faculty, and staff. This includes instruction for ENGL 102 Writing Composition, upper level seminar courses, and LIB 301, a one-credit hour online information literacy course. Provides reference services during scheduled reference desk and chat hours. Serves as a liaison to one or more professional schools or departments. This is a 12-month, non-tenure position.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited programAdaptable to changes in the work environment, including flexible coordination and prioritization of projects and dutiesKnowledge and application of emerging trends and best practices in IL instructionAbility to work collaboratively with Library, campus, and community membersAbility to produce clear written documents for a wide variety of audiencesAbility to speak persuasively and confidently to various sizes of diverse audiences and to listen and respond to patron needs in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalismAbility to manage data, documents, and other information locally and via online networks (Google Drive, OneDrive, and Blackboard)Preferred Qualifications:Two or more years instruction experience in an academic libraryKnowledge of Health Sciences and/or Natural SciencesExperience with basic video creation and editing (example – Camtasia)Experience with reference chat services

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a letter of interest, current vita, official college transcripts, and contact information for three references to:Electronic submissions should be sent to [email protected].

Salary:

Contact: Dr. Pam DennisDean of the LibraryP.O. Box 826Gardner-Webb UniversityBoiling Springs, NC 28017


Submission Date: 04/24/2020

Job Title: Library Director

Job Description: This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic library professional who is ready to take on more responsibility and manage one of the Southeast’s premier libraries. The new director of the MPL will have multiple opportunities and challenges managing the re-opening of the MPL after the Covid 19 crisis subsides.The new library director must have a master’s degree in library science accredited by the American Library Association. The MPL is looking for a collaborative and fiscally responsible leader with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience as a director, assistant director or senior manager in a medium to large public library system. The top candidates should have success at managing and developing budgets, personnel, multiple branches, and system wide strategic planning. The MPL is also looking for a leader with experience planning, designing and managing major capital construction projects. The MPL has 175 employees and boasts an annual circulation of more than 1.55 million and operates with an annual budget of $9.2 million (provided by the City of Mobile, Mobile County, the City of Saraland and the State of Alabama). The Library Director is appointed by and reports to The Mobile Public Library Board, a governing body appointed by the City Council of Mobile.

Qualifications:

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: How to Respond via Email.* To receive a job description and full formal application information package please email pdf or word files of your resume and a meaningful cover letter outlining why you believe you are a top candidate to become the MPL library director to Tim Shepherd at:[email protected] *Application information package and notice of receipt of your credentials will be sent by return email.

Salary: Hiring range: $91,547 to $114,329

Contact: Tim ShepherdShepherd & Associates, [email protected]


Submission Date: 04/17/2020

Job Title: Liaison Librarian/Informationist

Job Description: The Medical University of South Carolina Libraries invites applications for the position of Liaison Librarian/Informationist. Please share with interested colleagues and appropriate lists. The MUSC Libraries seeks an energetic, collaborative, and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Liaison Librarian/Informationist. The Liaison Librarian/Informationist will provide research and knowledge management services to students and teaching, clinical, and research faculty from the College of Pharmacy. This position reports to the Associate Director of Libraries and will work in a flexible, team-oriented, highly collaborative environment. A broad scope of work and activities are within this position, including expert search services, teaching and education, research consultations, and community engagement to MUSC students, faculty, and staff in the health sciences. An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science is required. New Librarians are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures, and other information are available in the complete position description at http://jobs.library.musc.edu/ The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science is required.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: http://jobs.library.musc.edu

Salary: 60,000

Contact: Heather Holmes, Associate Director of [email protected]


Submission Date: 03/27/2020

Job Title: Community Engagement Coordinator

Job Description: 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? Summary: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. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:Provides exceptional customer service to include reader’s advisory, patron account reconciliation, and technology assistance.Plans and presents programming for children, young adults, and adults.Conducts reference interviews with patrons to address special research needs.Maintains communication with the local community to develop effective library services.Seeks out opportunities and conduits public relations programs to increase public awareness and support of library programs and services.Gathers, interprets, and reports financial usage statistics to library administration.Maintains accountability for all library materials and equipment.Maintains current in the use of library materials including technology.Interprets, implements, and recommends library policies and procedures. Provides advice and consultation to Deputy Director concerning the collection development policy and long-range planning.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: 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: E-mail resume, cover letter, 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 Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM.

Salary: Minimum qualifications: $35,000 / Preferred qualifications: $42,000

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 03/24/2020

Job Title: Director of Information Technology

Job Description: The University System of Georgia is now accepting application for the GPLS Director of Information Technology position. Under direction of Assistant State Librarian, this employee plans, directs, and coordinates activities of Georgia Public Library Service’s (GPLS) front line technology support including: management of the statewide telecommunications network; supervision of provisioned cloud services; supervision of IT grant programs administered on behalf of public libraries; supervision of information security program; coordination of technology learning experiences for public libraries; reporting on departmental activities; administration of department budget; supervision of staff; coordination of technology support assignments; and project management for department. This professional position requires significant knowledge of and experience with public libraries and library technology.

Qualifications: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from ALA-accredited institution preferred.Five years experience in library technology applications, network support, or technology manager position.Experience with Linux or other Unix-like operating systems.Experience with Windows operating systems in both desktop and server environments.Must be able to travel 20% of time and have valid Georgia driver's license.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: For full job description and link to online application, please visit:https://usg.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=34707

Salary:

Contact: Ben G. Carter, Assistant State Librarian, Georgia Public Library Service


Submission Date: 03/11/2020

Job Title: Archivist

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY The Furman University Libraries welcome applications for a newly-created full-time faculty position of Archivist at the rank of Assistant/Associate Librarian in the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

POSITION SUMMARY This position works in the Department of Special Collections and Archives under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Special Collections and University Archivist. Their primary responsibilities will be the appraisal, acquisition, arrangement and description, access services, and reference work for the Furman University Archives and manuscript collections. Together with the Associate Librarian, they will work on campus-wide efforts and initiatives on records management, instruction, and outreach. This position works closely with the Digital Collections Center in the Furman Libraries and with Furman faculty interested in creating digital collections and digital scholarship projects using the university’s archival and manuscript collections.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES Processes archival and manuscript collections of analog and born-digital materials for discovery and creates and updates archival and manuscript research guides and finding aids. Promotes and supports collection access for researchers, donors, and Furman faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and students.Develops procedures and workflows for managing born-digital materials for ingest, description, preservation, and access.Works with faculty, staff, students, alumni/ae, and potential donors to identify collection needs, appraise and accept gifts, transfers of university records, and acquire additions to collections. Works together with the Special Collections Assistant to manage archival workflow and processing priorities. Working with faculty, creates, supports, and promotes high-impact classroom experiences for Furman students.Provides reference and research service in Special Collections and Archives.Recommends, updates, implements, and assesses archival policies and procedures. Promotes the collections through physical and online exhibitions, publications, and social media. Functions as a member of the University faculty, including attendance at faculty meetings and, when possible, membership on faculty committees. Participates actively in the archives and library professions as part of professional development. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of trends and emerging technologies in the archival and special collections library fields. *** Review of applications will begin on: April 13, 2020. ***

Qualifications:

REQUIRED ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS in library and information science with formal training in archival work. Other advanced degree in a relevant discipline with significant and additional training and/or experience that specifically addresses the essential duties of this position will be considered. Experience arranging and describing archival and manuscript materials, preferably in an academic setting. Demonstrated commitment to a reparative framework in archival work and diversity and inclusion as an essential component of archival practice. Experience providing research, reference, and instructional services in an academic library setting.Demonstrably strong interpersonal, collaboration, and communications skills. Strong cultural competencies and a desire to work with diverse groups of patrons, staff, and students. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a large organization and in a team environment. Knowledge of current archival practices and descriptive standards such as DACS, EAD, and MARC.Ability to tolerate occasional dirty/dusty conditions and lift and move a minimum of 40 pounds.

PREFERRED Two years of full-time archival experience in an academic setting. Experience implementing and working with ArchivesSpace and/or other archival content management tools such as Omeka strongly preferred.Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation.Knowledge of Archive-It or similar web archiving tools. Experience working with web archives, digital repositories, and born-digital materials. Knowledge of records management best practices.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: https://libguides.furman.edu/library/jobs/archivistInterested applicants should submit a letter of application and CV. Please include contact information for three professional references.

Salary: $53,000

Contact: [email protected]


Submission Date: 03/07/2020

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Description:

Summary: The Huguenot Society of South Carolina (The Society) seeks to fully communicate the Huguenots’ vision, stories and values—grounded in the South Carolina experience and of national relevance--for students, businesses, community leaders, the public, historians, and others. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and leads the development and implementation of strategies, initiatives and programs that broaden the visibility, impact and support of The Society and its historical and cultural significance. The Executive Director is responsible for the financial management, fundraising, interpretation, stewardship and sustainability of The Society’s historic assets as both cultural and educational resources for the general public and those of Huguenot descent. This exciting opportunity comes at a time when the Board seeks to invest in both the organization’s functioning and in staff capacities, including the Executive Director role.The Executive Director will have overall operational responsibility for The Society’s programs, staffing, and accomplishing the strategic mission of the organization as established by the Board. She or he will develop, if not already possess: 1) a knowledge of Huguenot history in both South Carolina and the world, 2) a working familiarity of genealogical research tools and their application, and 3) an understanding of the programs of The Society, its operations, its business plans, its cultural assets and significance to history and future. The ideal candidate will be focused on establishing and reaching annual goals while building the capacity of the organization to thrive for many years to come. The Board seeks an individual (irrespective of Huguenot descent) with a track record derived from outside of service within the organization and its membership.Responsibilities Leadership and Management:•Ensure ongoing operational excellence, rigorous evaluation of all organizational functions, and consistent quality of and compliance for finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and information technology systems•Actively engage and energize The Society’s volunteers, board members, event committees, and funders. In particular, manage the flow of information to the Board, work with the Board Chair to set Board Meeting agendas, provided data for Board reports, and prepare the annual reports necessary for successful tracking of metrics related to operations and the strategic plan•Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local and statewide operations as well as for a proposed expanded presence outside of South Carolina and the United States•Lead, coach, develop, and retain The Society’s staff including clearing obstacles for the completion of their assigned duties as necessary•Actively build the capabilities of not only The Society staff, but also the organization itself, through the adoption of appropriate database management systems (accounting and fundraising), website infrastructure and management, and social media tools to enhance connections with widespread constituencies•Manage outside consultants who will assist with building the capabilities of the Executive Director, Staff, Board, and the organization•Actively participate in conversations with the Board on fiscal matters including but not limited to budget forecasting, asset management, profit and loss and other matters relevant to the financial health of the organizationFundraising and Communications:•Articulate a compelling Huguenot story and serve as the public spokesperson to enhance local and national interest in the Huguenot story, collections assets, and history more broadly•Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing operations through direct face-to-face solicitations of prospective donors as well as direct mail, digital marketing and other means•Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, from web presence to external relations, with the goal of creating a stronger brand•Integrate constituent engagement activities across traditional print, events, PSAs, website and social media and use analytics to track progress and course-correctCollections and Knowledge Stewardship:•Translate organizational knowledge, collections, and personal stories into relevant and engaging learning experiences through in-person, web and social media opportunities•Effectively undertake collections acquisitions, curation and preservation to meet the Society’s stewardship mission and to provide interpretive and geneaological services•Identify unique collections assets that can be made made broadly accessible through digitization combined with social media and web platforms•Connect with like-minded Huguenot organizations globally to seek synergies in collections interpretation

Qualifications: QualificationsAll candidates should have proven leadership, coaching of staff members, and relationship management experience. The successful candidate for this position will have at least 3-5 years of accomplishments in fundraising, fiscal management, communications and organizational sustainability for emerging cultural heritage organizations. S/he will bring professional experience to lead the organization through a fresh programmatic planning process that will set the stage for The Society in years to come. An enthusiastic commitment to collaborating with the Board, members and volunteers to fully engage relevant communities, other complementary partner organizations, donor prospects and essential stakeholders is critical. While Huguenot descent is not required, an appreciation of such historical narratives and the significance of lineage-based membership organizations is highly valued.Specific Requirements include:•BA required, advanced degree preferred, combined with evidence of an appreciation for collections interpretation, historic preservation, community memory and informal learning•Demonstrated skills to be an effective manager and team-builder working with a seasoned professional staff and cohort of committed volunteers•Experience working with an active and engaged Board of members and ability to assist in the selection, evaluation, and orientation of new Board members•Demonstrable abilities to develop, oversee, monitor and course correct annual and multi-year budgets and to work in partnership with the Board to develop, review, and update the organization’s strategic plan and associated revenue forecasts•Past success working with a wide range of stakeholder groups and cultures and a history of diplomatically resolving issues and driving organizational decision-making•Experience in fundraising for operations, programs, collections and/or capital projects from a wide variety of public, corporate, and individual sources•Aptitude and experience in website management, software implementation and overall governance of organizational technology and data strategy•Well versed in current practices for both preserving and making widely accessible archival holdings and born-digital records •Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skillsCharacteristics Desired:•Enthusiasm for U.S. history, cultural heritage and community-based narratives•Compelling cultivator and steward of prospect and donor relationships •Champion for staff, Board and volunteers•Embraces change, takes initiative and shapes organizational strategies while keeping focused•Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, and self-direction•Superior organizational and interpersonal skills including ability to work cooperatively with Board members, donors, staff, partners, and•Excellent communication skills including public speaking, writing, and persuasion Salary Range: This is a full time, exempt salaried position. $70,215 - $80,112 annually commensurate with experienceBenefits: Paid vacation and sick leaveWork Environment: •The office is based in downtown Charleston, S.C. •Travel throughout the South Carolina region is a recurring requirement of the job. •The position will regularly require evening activities and occasional weekend events. Physical Demands:•Daily communication via phone and/or web-meeting platforms•Frequent extended hours in front of a computer in a stationary position•Occasional moving of objects up to 20 pounds•Inspecting collections and office building to detect conservation or maintenance concerns•Frequent communications with members, public, donors and others•Regular group and public speaking•Occasional activities occurring outdoors Additional Eligbility Qualifications: •Must be authorized to work in the United States•Must have reliable transportation and possess valid driver’s license for traveling throughout the South Carolina area•Must be willing to work at the office location in Charleston, S.C. Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: How To Apply:Interested applicants should send (1) cover letter, (2) résumé, and (3) contact information for three work-related references in a single PDF to [email protected] In addition to describing your relevant experience and skills, in your cover letter please write a few paragraphs about your approach to leadership, volunteer engagement, handling conflict, and facilitating change. Applications received by April 24, 2020 will receive priority review. Position open until filled. We will only contact those candidates chosen for further consideration. No phone or in person inquiries please. Finalists will be asked to undergo thorough background checks.The Huguenot Society is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a pool of qualified applicants from diverse professional backgrounds and experiences for the role of Executive Director. No search firms please.The Huguenot Society of South Carolina is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. https://www.huguenotsociety.org

Salary: $70,215 - $80,112 annually commensurate with experience

Contact: Interested applicants should send (1) cover letter, (2) résumé, and (3) contact information for three work-related references in a single PDF to [email protected]


Submission Date: 03/03/2020

Job Title: Assistant Librarian

Job Description: Tri-County Technical College seeks an innovative, energetic, and highly collaborative Public Services Librarian to join our team. The ideal candidate for this front line position will provide professional expertise in information literacy instruction to help our diverse student community locate, retrieve, and use informational resources. The position will also anchor the embedded librarian service. Familiarity with student success strategies that will engage and empower our learning community through problem-solving and effective teamwork are essential. We seek an enthusiastic, customer service-oriented colleague who is motivated by a passion for librarianship, for teaching and learning, and for helping others, and who is dedicated to shaping the future of a 21st Century Learning Commons.

Based at the Pendleton Campus, this non-tenured faculty librarian position contributes to and supports the Learning Commons by…

•helping students acquire the attitudes, habits, and skills that will enable them to become lifelong learners•developing transformative library services

•serving as liaison to academic departments and faculty

A strong candidate might also possess…

•Practical knowledge of a learning management system (Blackboard preferred)

•Strong ability in oral and written communications

•Good ability to present information to promote library use

•Some ability to develop LibGuides

•Basic familiarity with MS Office

•Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage a variety of responsibilities and projects.

Anticipated Start Date: July 01, 2020

Position Description:

PUBLIC SERVICE: Form strong relationships between the learning commons and defined user groups to provide a librarian’s information expertise; provide face-to-face, phone, and virtual library/learning support to students, faculty, and staff; Staff service points that assist students, faculty, and staff on an ongoing basis. Compile statistical data as needed.

ONLINE LEARNING SUPPORT: Review the curriculum and provide highly tailored library assistance to students and faculty in distance learning courses. Improve and expand the visibility of the embedded librarian program. Work in collaboration with the lead instruction librarian to review the embedded learning management system content and update as needed. Assess satisfaction, use, and learning within the EL program to ascertain impact on academic support.

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT: Assist in planning, implementing, and publicizing digital literacy instruction in innovative ways. Engage faculty to integrate digital literacy concepts and skills into curriculum. Embrace scholarship in modern library instruction to respond effectively to departmental needs.

SUBJECT LIAISON: Facilitate the collection development and acquisition activities of the library in assigned subject area(s). Create point of need resources to facilitate access and understanding of online and print library resources. Speak knowledgeably about open access, digital collections, and information literacy in a discipline specific manner.

COLLABORATION, OUTREACH, and KNOWLEDGE: Promote the learning commons on campus and in the community. Works collaboratively with faculty and staff across the college through committee work for the division, college, and consortia partners. Continuously develops expertise by staying current with changing professional expectations and service requirements. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Graduate degree in library science or in a related field such as learning resources or information technology. Strong attention to detail; strong customer service orientation with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program. Experience developing learning activities to support the information literacy goals in an academic library environment. Highly knowledgeable of learning management systems. Experience with data collection and analysis; experience with library discovery platforms; desire to work in a public service role.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: www.tctc.edu

Salary: Dependent upon experience

Contact: Human Resources 864.646.1792