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: 02/26/2021

Job Title: Library Technical Assistant III (Circulation Unit Supervisor)

Job Description: Supervises a full and part-time staff of three (3); provides general information services to all library users via the Circulation Unit; charges, discharges, renews, and recalls materials for users; processes reserved materials, special requests, and overdues; examines and keeps library resources in proper order on shelves; retrieves, compiles, and prepares statistical reports; searches and utilizes the Ex Libris Alma system in performing circulation and related functions; fills interlibrary loan requests for users through PASCAL Delivers and OCLC Worldshare; assists users in locating and interpreting library resources; and participates on various library and university committees.

Qualifications: An associate degree or equivalent and at least 2 years of library work experience. Ability to work nights and weekends; competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite); at least 2 years clerical experience; the ability to follow systematic methods of work with a consistent degree of accuracy; the ability to work independently and cooperatively with others; good verbal and written communication skills; and supervisory experiences.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: jobs.scsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54925

Salary:

Contact: Mrs. Doris Felder803-536-8642


Submission Date: 02/25/2021

Job Title: Library Technical Assistant (Acquisitions and Cataloging) - Temporary Grant - P14

Job Description: ÞOrders, processes, and monitors the spending of library funding for books. ÞContacts vendors on the status of library materials ordered and develops reports on the status and receipt of these orders.ÞVerifies book deliveries against invoices; maintains records of book acquisitions; and resolves routine problems in technical procedures.ÞPerforms pre-order searching using GOBI/YBP Market Place, ExLibris Alma System, and OCLC bibliographic database for eliminating duplications in the library's collection.ÞCommunicates the status of library acquisitions ordered to the Reference and Information Specialists and to other appropriate personnel as needed or upon request.ÞAssists the coordinator with cataloging and spine labeling for the library's general collection and processing and inventorying continuation books.ÞPrepares and maintains statistical reports pertaining to cataloging.ÞDevelops book displays of new titles and gift donations.ÞAssists the coordinator with preparing gift book donation correspondences.ÞSupervises and trains student assistants in work-related office procedures and prepares timesheets for student assistants, interns, and related student workers.ÞParticipates in workshops, seminars, conferences, and related professional development activities.ÞServes on library and university-wide committees.ÞPerforms other tasks and assignments as required.ÞSome nights and weekends required.

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements:-High School Diploma.-At least two years of library related training or work experience including filing-Knowledge of computer operationsPreferred Requirements for Entry into Position:An Associate degree is preferred, but not required; competency in computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite); ability to consistently maintain a high level of accuracy, completeness, and thoroughness in work; ability to plan, organize, and complete work with little or no direct supervision; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to analyze and solve problems; good working knowledge of library procedure for technical services) acquisitions, cataloging, processing books, and related procedures); ability to work independently and cooperatively with others; good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interact positively and productively with library personnel, other university personnel, and the public. Ability to learn all aspects of the position.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: If interested, please visit the SC State University’s employment website at: jobs.scsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54913

Salary:

Contact: For Additional Information Contact:Mrs. Cathi Mack, Head of the Search CommitteeEmail: [email protected] Phone: 803-536-8633


Submission Date: 02/25/2021

Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

Job Description: Miller F. Whittaker Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian for the position of Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian. The librarian will coordinate the management of electronic resources by: 1) communicating regularly with external service providers, such as publishers, database vendors, consortia, content providers, and technology suppliers; 2) serving as liaison to the IT department and database vendors to manage proxy server access, and configuration; 3) coordinating timely investigations and resolution of databases and related electronic resources access problems; 4) assisting with electronic resources license agreements and renewal management; 5) investigating, evaluating, and recommending new and emerging technologies that will improve or expand services and access to library resources; and 6) providing database usage statistics, ensuring current database access, and related electronic resources needs.The Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian will provide reference and information services to library users in person, by telephone, and online, including through one-on-one and group instruction and research consultations; designing and maintaining instructional content for online and off-line use; participating in teaching of library subject-related instruction, freshman orientation, the LS150 credit-bearing course which include active learning techniques, information literacy skills, and digital literacy skills; creating instructional materials which support online and onsite students and the curricula needs; serving as liaison to academic departments; and working with other librarians in collection development (selection, deselection, and inventory of resources). The Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian will assist students, faculty, and staff with use of the Ex LIBRIS Primo Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP), which provides access to the online catalog, online databases, PASCAL Delivers, e-books, and related digital resources.This Librarian will monitor trends in accessing, discovering, and advancing knowledge/skills through training, reading of library professional literature, and participation in library and university-wide meetings, committees, and related professional development activities.

Qualifications: A graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library, information science, or equivalent programs; strong background in information retrieval, electronic resources management, and information literacy; knowledge of library practices for information discovery; ability to work collaboratively in a complex, diverse, and dynamic work environment. Also, one to three years of experiences as an Electronic Resources/Reference Librarian at a college or university library; experience working with the Ex Libris Primo SLSP or related systems; demonstrate flexibility and initiative; experience managing and negotiating database license agreements.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: For information about the position and to apply, please visit the SC State University's employment website at: jobs.scsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54917.

Salary:

Contact: Mrs. Doris Johnson [email protected]

Submission Date: 02/24/2021

Job Title: Library Resident

Job Description: Clemson Libraries seeks a collaborative and inclusive librarian seeking their first professional academic librarian position to participate in a three-year residency program. Clemson University is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, and the purpose of the Library Residents Program is to increase the number of talented and qualified professional librarians from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The residency is designed to match your professional interests and goals with the service and strategic priorities of the Libraries outlined in the Clemson Libraries Strategic Plan. The residency features orientation to multiple areas of academic librarianship at a research university and completion of at least two major projects, resulting in a diverse portfolio of activities. The Program provides a focus area (home unit) based on your interests, which will be supplemented with project-based opportunities in other areas of librarianship that could include library technology, digital scholarship and scholarly communications, cataloging, metadata, archival processing, and reference and subject liaison work. You will also benefit from strong mentorship, committee service, and generous support for professional development and attendance at meetings and conferences.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:Recent MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (proof of degree completion needed by date of appointment)Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to interact with respect and empathy, foster positive relationships and communicate concepts clearlyStrong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/84506. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. The cover letter needs to address the following questions: what has shaped your interest in academic librarianship? What would you like to get out of the residency program? How do your residency goals align with the Clemson Libraries Strategic Plan? Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 31 will be guaranteed consideration.

Salary: $58,410 (minimum salary)

Contact: Jessica Kohout-Tailor, Library Resident Search Committee Chair ([email protected])


Submission Date: 02/24/2021

Job Title: Head Librarian

Job Description: To lead and supervise the College's library services including activities relating to both credit and non-credit course offerings, as well as services delivered on-and off-campus. This position will foster a spirit of collaborative teamwork and take a leadership role in promoting student success initiatives related to the library services, the Student Success Center, and their resources.1.Provides vision, innovative leadership, and supervision of library services to include scheduling, planning, budgeting, marketing and managing operations, staffing, resources and functions of College library services. Supervises the expenditure of library funds; recommends budget needs for materials, equipment, and supplies. Plans and requests physical maintenance of the library.2.Provide bibliographic instruction and reference services for all students, faculty, and staff, including faculty and staff orientations, faculty professional development sessions, and Web-based instructional units. Develops and oversees faculty professional development in library services.3.Leads and manages evaluation, instruction, organization, processing, cataloging, inventory, purchasing, circulation, referencing and promotion of materials, including detailed budget reports, effective oversight of expenditures, and sound fiscal management of available library resources, following all College and State procedures and requirements.4.Leads and manages collaborative planning and implementation of appropriate library and learning technologies for campus and online courses and programs. Coordinates support services for online students with appropriate college and state personnel and works closely with each academic department and information technology department to support College instructional technology objectives.5.Leads and manages collaborative planning and guides initiatives that support the learning, teaching, and service goals of the College including information literacy modules, on-line learning and referenced support for face-to-face and distance learning classes and orientations, and development of the library resources and services on the website. 6.Manages policy & procedure development and implementation. Keeps current in library print and online references and resources, copyright laws, cataloging, technical processing, and SACSCOC and DOE regulations, including serving as the federal copyright officer.7.Participate in staff development, college wide meetings and activities, college and statewide peer committees, and other duties as assigned. 8.Leads and oversees the daily operations of the Student Success Center and its communication and collaboration between faculty and students, tutors, online tutor systems and administration.9.Initiates, organizes, and manages library student outreach activities in coordination with other campus units.

Qualifications: Graduate degree in library science or in a related field such as learning resources or information technology and three (3) years’ experience. A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association college or university preferred. Five years of administrative experience with library and online learning preferred.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Persons interested in this opportunity must submit a SC State Government Application, resume, and unofficial transcripts if degree is required for position. Official transcript will be required if offered job. Applicants may apply on-line at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/octech; www.careers.sc.gov and www.octech.edu. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of applications. If an accommodation is needed to participate in the application process, please contact Human Resources.

Salary: Depends on qualifications


Submission Date: 02/23/2021

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.***Must be available evenings and weekend work including Sundays***

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLIS/MLS with 3-5 years of professional library experience

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: https://www.lex-co.com/Applications/HROnline/PUBLIC/VACANCYLISTING.ASPX

Salary: $41,599.00

Contact: https://www.lex-co.com/Applications/HROnline/PUBLIC/VACANCYLISTING.ASPX

Submission Date: 02/16/2021

Job Title: Social Sciences & Government Information Librarian

Job Description: Clemson University Libraries seek a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative librarian to support education and research in the social sciences and government information. The successful candidate will provide exceptional liaison services to students and faculty in the social sciences and develop new service models to support the Libraries selective Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services. Clemson Libraries provides a unique opportunity to the right individual. As a relatively young R1 library, we are in the process of redefining ourselves, engaged in discussions with students and faculty to determine what programs and services should be created or expanded. Currently we are focusing on expanding digital literacy efforts and developing new and innovative programs to support graduate students and faculty, all in the context of equity, diversity and inclusion. We have completed a master plan to renovate the building to provide welcoming, technology enhanced spaces. Lastly, we are engaged in a reorganization to better align ourselves to meet these goals, allowing us to add expertise in areas of need. We aspire to be one of the best research libraries in the country.Research Services•Serves as primary liaison to selected departments in the College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences, including the Department of Psychology and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. Connects faculty and students with information and resources to support all aspects of the research lifecycle and builds professional relationships that facilitate research and student success.•Provides reference and instruction services to patrons in the use of U.S. government information and resources. Maintains knowledge of current FDLP legal and program regulations. Works with staff in Technical Services and Collection Management to direct specialized collection management projects for government materials.•Serves as the FDLP Coordinator and is the Libraries primary point of contact with the Government Publishing Office and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries Collaborative Federal Depository Program for Center of Excellence collections of the Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the Fish and Wildlife Service. •Provides general reference service (on-call and virtual) as well as in-depth research assistance in the liaison areas. May include night and weekend virtual reference.•Works collaboratively across the Libraries to support innovative initiatives including open access, research impact analysis, open educational resources, data management services, and data visualization.•Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functionsInstruction & Outreach•Teaches course-related library instruction sessions both in person and online; designs and develops student learning outcomes, instructional materials, and assessments for classes•Creates and maintains library research guides (LibGuides) and other online instructional tools to help students, faculty, and staff effectively identify and use library and government information resources•Develops outreach program to increase public awareness and visibility of FDLP resources•Participates in instructional, outreach, and information literacy initiativesCollection Development•Builds and manages library collections to support curriculum and research for liaison departments and makes decisions regarding federal government publications, including updating collection policies, selecting print and electronic materials, and weeding.•Works with a team of social sciences librarians to determine shared collection purchases and priorities.Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities•Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.Service•Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications:•ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship•Ability to consult with and advise researchers about social science and federal government information resources, such as PsycInfo, Web of Science, SocIndex, or locating tests and measures•Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills •Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in the workplacePreferred Qualifications:•At least one year of experience providing information and research services in a library•Degree or coursework in the social sciences•Familiarity with Federal Depository Library Program including program regulations, requirements, and service models•Teaching experience, which may include designing online resources, consulting with individual researchers or project teams, and planning in-person or virtual workshops or class sessions•Demonstrated ability to carry out a liaison program through outreach, building relationships, and providing library services and support to diverse stakeholders

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Applicants should submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/84273. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by March 15, 2021 will be guaranteed first consideration.

Salary: $61,000 (minimum salary)

Contact: apply.interfolio.com/84273


Job Title: Shared Library Services Platform Systems Librarian

Job Description: The Shared Library Services Platform (SLSP) Systems Librarian is a member of the PASCAL team that supports the management of the SLSP for participating South Carolina academic libraries. The SLSP is a 55-member library Ex Libris Alma and Primo implementation with a shared “Network Zone” and 53 “Institution Zones.” Reporting to the SLSP Coordinator, the incumbent is responsible for coordinating and providing direct technical support for the libraries in PASCAL’s SLSP. The incumbent works in close cooperation with other PASCAL team members, and a variety of external stakeholders through the consortia’s Collaborative Management Framework in order to facilitate system support. The job duties of this position include but are not limited to the following: Provides and coordinates SLSP system management, implementation of ancillary tools (3rd party software, APIs, etc.) as needed to better support Library operations. Analyzes, documents, and resolves system issues and coordinates responses with the vendor, PASCAL staff, and the Libraries; Coordinates or provides training and support so that Library staff can achieve effective and efficient use of the system; Provides front-line user support in a variety of formats, including via help desk software.Coordinates new software releases and evaluates the functionality of optional features for the system; In conjunction with member Librarians, researches, evaluates, and makes recommendations relating to external third-party products that may provide enhanced functionality or services based on the shared system; Serves as a functional expert and provides leadership in one or more system functional areas. These may include discovery access and design, fulfillment, metadata, electronic resource management, system administration, etc.; Participates in a project management-based approach to advance the adoption and use of the system, particularly in pursuit of objectives as outlined in PASCAL’s strategic agenda; Actively participates in and represents PASCAL in various internal and external working groups, as appropriate.Provides technical support for internal operations and activities which may include desktop and network support; website, and project management and ticketing toolsets (e.g. LibGuides, Basecamp, etc.); May be involved in training of graduate student assistants and/or interns upon occasion.*PLEASE NOTE: One frequently asked question about our positions involves the state's "job-type" description for PASCAL jobs as “Temporary Grant" positions. This is required for positions that are not funded using state-appropriated funds. PASCAL positions are funded by the membership and the consortium considers this a permanent staff position.Learn more about PASCAL: http://pascalsc.org

Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: Masters of library Science from and ALA-accredited institution. Experience with library systems support. Experience supporting and troubleshooting information technology systems including training. Excellent oral and written communication.Additional Requirements: Knowledge and experience of systems support for automated Library systems. Knowledge of academic Library operations and current Library organization, procedures and services including technical support, catalog management, collection development, or reference services. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to coordinate work with others in a team environment. Position may require overnight travel. Position may require employee to work evenings and weekends. Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of college transcript to the interview. A copy of the transcript may also be uploaded as an attachment to the application, if required by the hiring department or if desired by the applicant. Please note that some areas of the Department may require an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific timeframe required by that area, after hiring. Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination. Upon hiring, candidate must submit official college transcript or diploma for degree(s) obtained. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Preferred Requirements: At least 2-3 years demonstrated experience managing integrated Library systems. Experience managing Alma and/or Primo VE. Experience with multiple areas of Library operations including systems, fulfillment, discovery, resource management, metadata, etc. Experience developing and maintaining websites, particularly using the Springshare suite of tools. Experience operating within a Library consortium environment. Interface design experience. Project management training or experience, including use of complex tools. Experience developing and maintaining user support activities and tools. Experience providing internal office technical support

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Read the full announcement and information on how to apply use this direct link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/2977028/library-manager-ii-60021341?department[0]=Commission%20on%20Higher%20Education&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobsOr go to the South Carolina Careers site (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc) and filter by “Commission on Higher Education”

Salary:

Contact: Dianne Schaefer [email protected]


Submission Date: 02/01/2021

Job Title: Associate Librarian #2127

Job Description: Trident Technical College’s library system is seeking to fill a full-time librarian position. Duties include, but are not limited to, collaborating with faculty to provide digital services focusing on open educational resources (OERs) and affordable course materials; providing bibliographic instruction through the embedded librarian service, creating and conducting online workshops, and providing online reference services using online database searching and electronic books.Additional Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience with virtual reference tools and online course management / learning management systems (i.e. D2L, Blackboard) is preferred. Knowledge of current trends in OER, open education, and digital resources. Knowledge of current laws and trends in copyright, fair use, intellectual property, and open licensing (e.g., Creative Commons).Experience with the Springshare Suite of tools (e.g. Libguides, LibAnswers, LibChat, LibWizard). Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are essential. Candidate must be able to function in an environment characterized by continual changes in information technology. This position is based at the Thornley Campus Library and has scheduled hours on campus and working remotely.

Qualifications: This position requires a master’s degree in library and/or information science from an accredited library school and two (2) years related experience.

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: Submit a completed on-line Application by visiting www.jobs.sc.gov. To be considered for this position applicants MUST complete the online SC State Jobs Employment Application. This position is open until filled, however, preference will be given to applications received by 4:00 PM, February 5th, 2021. Unofficial transcripts may also be attached, mailed to (Human Resources, PO Box 118067 Charleston, SC 29423), or faxed 843.574.6682 to the Human Resources Office by the deadline date and time. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For assistance, contact Human Resources at 843.574.6201. Employment applicants may be subject to a background check. Failure to consent to a background check will result in the removal of your application from further consideration. Background checks are conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Trident Technical College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy.Trident Technical College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Salary:

Contact: Trident Technical CollegeHuman [email protected]


Submission Date: 01/29/2021

Job Title: Librarian II-Youth Services

Job Description: Manages the Youth Services Department of a Large Branch Library. Plans, coordinates, and implements library programs and Collection Development for the Department. Supervises staff within work area, provides feedback concerning programs and services delivered by staff. Provides technology and reference assistance to patrons. Advocates all library services, technologies, and programs to the community. Establishes partnerships and builds relationships with schools, organizations and businesses within the community. Serves on System Committees.•Supervises staff of Youth Services department. Includes scheduling staff, instructing, planning, assigning work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement. Offers training, advice, and assistance as needed. Coaches and mentors subordinates and colleagues. Assists in the interview and training processes for other employees. Serves on internal committees and assists in establishing and implementing policies, procedures, and goals for assigned branch and for own department.•Coordinates 1-2 year program schedule for Youth Services department. Plans, implements, and evaluates library programs for children, teens, and adults. Plans and implements workshops and training sessions, including one-on-one training for teachers, home school parents, civic groups, seniors, and the public at large. Analyzes current levels of programming and patron demand to determine need for new programming types or changes in amounts or frequency of programming. •Coordinates Collection Management of department. Performs Community Analysis to determine customer’s needs and interests. Develops Collection Management Plan for assigned area, including evaluating and determining internal budgeting allocations. Reviews and selects materials for acquisition. Manages weeding and replacement of materials as needed. •Provides Professional reference services to patrons including researching and answering references questions in person, over the telephone, online, and in writing. Expertly assists library patrons in using various resources and technology such as tablets, eReaders, computers, copiers, scanners, etc. Provides reader's advisory services for adults. Creates bibliographies and maintains and updates reference files. Creates displays to promote resources. •Promotes the library and its services and programs to the public. Makes media and public appearances. Assists in the maintenance of the library's website. 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 as needed. Evaluates department equipment and furnishing needs and makes recommendations to Branch Librarian. Ensures department meets performance standards. Coordinates ordering of necessary supplies and equipment for department. Performs other similar duties as required.

Qualifications: -ALA accredited MLIS/MLS with 3-5 years of professional library and supervisory experience-Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds-Requires public speaking-Requires standing for long periods and repetitive motions-Requires a valid SC Driver's License

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: https://www.lex-co.com/Applications/HROnline/PUBLIC/VACANCYLISTING.ASPX

Salary: $44,095-$47,181 DOQ

Contact: Lexington County Public Library


Submission Date: 01/29/2021

Job Title: Librarian II-Reference

Job Description: Manages the Reference/Technology Department of a Large Branch Library. Plans, coordinates, and implements library programs and Collection Development for the Department. Supervises staff within work area, provides feedback concerning programs and services delivered by staff. Provides technology and reference assistance to patrons. Advocates all library services, technologies, and programs to the community. Establishes partnerships and builds relationships with organizations and businesses within the community. Serves on System Committees.•Supervises staff of Reference/Technology department. Includes scheduling staff, instructing, planning, assigning work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for improvement. Offers training, advice, and assistance as needed. Coaches and mentors subordinates and colleagues. Assists in the interview and training processes for other employees. Serves on internal committees and assists in establishing and implementing policies, procedures, and goals for assigned branch and for own department.•Coordinates 1-2 year program schedule for Reference/Technology department. Plans, implements, and evaluates library programs for adults. Plans and implements workshops and training sessions, including one-on-one training for teachers, home school parents, civic groups, seniors, and the public at large. Analyzes current levels of programming and patron demand to determine need for new programming types or changes in amounts or frequency of programming. •Coordinates Collection Management of department. Performs Community Analysis to determine customer’s needs and interests. Develops Collection Management Plan for assigned area, including evaluating and determining internal budgeting allocations. Reviews and selects materials for acquisition. Manages weeding and replacement of materials as needed. •Provides Professional reference services to patrons including researching and answering references questions in person, over the telephone, online, and in writing. Expertly assists library patrons in using various resources and technology such as tablets, eReaders, computers, copiers, scanners, etc. Provides reader's advisory services for adults. Creates bibliographies and maintains and updates reference files. Creates displays to promote resources. •Promotes the library and its services and programs to the public. Makes media and public appearances. Assists in the maintenance of the library's website. 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 as needed. Evaluates department equipment and furnishing needs and makes recommendations to Branch Librarian. Ensures department meets performance standards. Coordinates ordering of necessary supplies and equipment for department. •Performs other similar duties as required including working the Circulation Desk, the Youth Services Desk and programming as needed. May be called on to sub at other locations.

Qualifications: -ALA accredited MLIS/MLS with 3-5 years of professional library and supervisory experience-Requires public speaking-Requires the ability to lift, push, and pull up to 50 pounds-Requires standing for long periods and repetitive motions-Requires a valid SC Driver's License

Type: Full Time

How to Apply: https://www.lex-co.com/Applications/HROnline/PUBLIC/VACANCYLISTING.ASPX

Salary: $44,095-$47,181 DOQ

Contact: Lexington County Public Library


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

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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 [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]