Thursday, February 14, 2019

Part-Time Library Assistant - Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, Coventry

Part-Time Library Assistant - The Booth & Dimock Memorial Library in Coventry, CT is looking for an enthusiastic, friendly, and tech savvy individual to work as a part-time library assistant. The ideal candidate will handle circulation activity, advise patrons of library services and resources, explain the use of library equipment, collect and account for fines, keep circulation records, and assist with adult programing. This is a part-time position 10 hours/week working Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings, plus rotating Saturdays. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Margaret Khan at mkhan@coventryct.org by March 4th.

Library Assistant I - Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook

Library Assistant I - Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook. 20 hours per week. Salary Range: 13.73-14.85. The Library Assistant I performs a variety of paraprofessional library duties. The person draws on his/her experience to work with a team of staff to provide outstanding service to the community of Old Saybrook. The Library Assistant I is customer-focused, collaborative, tech savvy, and helps ensure the delivery of quality results. This is a 20 hour per week, part-time position with varied hours, including evenings and weekends. It is a Wage Grade 4, hourly position under the collective bargaining agreement between the Town of Old Saybrook and Local 1303-278 of council #4 (AFSCME). If interested, please complete the Town’s employment application and submit with your resume to: Carl P. Fortuna, First Selectman, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 or email a response to leeann.palladino@oldsaybrookct.gov. Full job description can be found here.

Substitute/Part-Time Reference Librarians - Westport Library

Substitute/Part-Time Reference Librarians - The Westport Library is seeking several part-time reference librarians who will play an important role in helping make our newly renovated Library a stimulating place for people of all ages to engage, connect and utilize all the best resources. He/she will be an expert at teaching patrons and staff how to use technology from e-readers to on-line databases; will design and deliver “how-to” and other innovative trainings; will develop content for the web and create resource guides. Experience with Libguides is a plus. This is the ideal position for an engaging professional who is a sleuth at heart and enjoys working with patrons to understands their needs and enjoys connecting them with the right solutions.
     The successful candidates will work side by side with people in the community to showcase the best assets of each library patron. The selected candidates will have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited university; strong readers’ advisory skills; experience in a library or similar knowledge-based environment; advanced computer skills; experience developing and delivering creative programs and will be excited to develop and learn in a fast-paced changing environment.
     A willingness to help and work in any area of the library, strong research skills, outstanding interpersonal and strong verbal and written communication skills is required. The ideal candidates will be available to work 10 to 19 hours a week including some evenings and weekends, as required. Recent graduates and MLS students in their last semester are encouraged to apply. The Westport Library pays the CLA recommended standard for MLS positions. Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@westportlibrary.org.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Library Specialist (part-time) - Avon Free Public Library

Library Specialist (part-time) - Avon Free Public Library, Town of Avon. 25 Hours/Week. The Avon Free Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Specialist in the Children’s & Teen Services Department (25 hours/week schedule includes working Monday night, and 1 Saturday/month. Other shifts will be decided once the candidate is selected.)
     The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with an Associate’s degree in Library Science, and three years of experience in an educational institution or a public library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Prior experience in working in childcare, child development, pre-school or elementary education is desirable.
     The salary is $24.7126/hour in accordance with the Town of Avon’s Classification and Pay Plan. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position.
     Please fax, mail, or email your cover letters, resumes, and Applications for Employment (www.avonct.gov under job opportunities) by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 to: Denise Dwyer, Personnel Administrator, 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001; (860) 409-4366 Fax; ddwyer@avonct.gov.

Development Director - Wilton Library Association

Development Director - Wilton Library Association. Wilton Library Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is seeking an experienced Development Director (DD) with demonstrated skills to successfully lead its fundraising and development activities. The DD will report to and work closely with the Executive Director in planning, implementing, and managing fundraising programs in this thriving community library. The DD will build on the Library’s annual appeal, individual and corporate gifting program, and will be responsible for developing a creative, strategic, and robust fundraising plan, crafting proposals, generating reports, applying for grants, expanding community outreach, and donor cultivation.
     This is a full-time exempt position and requires a minimum 3 years managerial development experience in the non-profit sector. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills, be flexible, approachable, poised, self-motivated, able to work independently as well as being a part of a team, extremely well-organized with great attention to detail and accuracy, excellent communication skills, demonstrated computer knowledge and expertise with fundraising software (Abila Fundraising 50: Sage 82 or equivalent), and Microsoft Office 2016 (especially spreadsheets). Experience with desktop publishing software, and event planning is also required.
     Salary will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated success in fundraising.
     Email resume, cover letter and completed WLA Application for Employment to employment@wiltonlibrary.org. Position open until filled.
     Wilton Library Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Interdepartmental Library Assistant, Part-time - Southington Public Library

Interdepartmental Library Assistant, Part-time - Southington Public Library. The Southington Public Library has an opening for a part-time (20 hours/week minimum) Interdepartmental Library Assistant with duties primarily at the circulation desk. The complete job description can be found online. Applications are due by February 13th.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

PT Librarian (3 positions) - Rockville Public Library, Town of Vernon

PT Librarian (3 positions) - Rockville Public Library, Town of Vernon. The Rockville Public Library is currently hiring three part-time librarians: one with a focus on children’s services, one with a teen focus, and one focusing on adult services. Hourly Rate: $23.00. Must be able to work days, evenings and Saturdays.
     General Statement of Duties: Plans, organizes, and supervises library programs in the areas of Children, Teens or Adults. Performs professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.
     Supervision Received/Exercised: Works under the general direction of the Library Director or designee. Assigns work to Library Assistants and other staff within the designated department.
     Essential Job Functions: Receives oral and written instruction from the Library Director. Plans and organizes work according to season of year, special events and library schedule. Organizes programs with schools, parent groups and other community organizations. Develops and conducts programs in designated department, and encourages use of library facilities and materials. Develops advertising material to publicize programs and services of the library. Examines professional publications, and other sources, for selection of books, periodicals, and related materials. Helps build book collection, periodicals and communication materials through consultations with Director and other staff members. Arranges book displays; prepares reading lists for school and community distribution. Keeps up-to-date on current library trends. Trains and oversees work assignments of Library Assistants and other departmental staff. Regular and punctual attendance.
     Other Job Functions: Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the Director. Reports goals achieved to the Director. Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations. Other duties as required. Performs related work as required.
     Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Strong knowledge of library services provided in a public library setting; strong knowledge of library principles and practices, thorough knowledge of library programming; knowledge of community reading interests, books, authors and other general literature and reference materials. Thorough knowledge of computers used in a public library. Excellent customer service skills; strong oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills. Critical thinking skills with the ability to draw conclusions or approaches to problems to implement solutions; ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with employees and the general public. Ability to work independently and in a team. Ability to develop and implement library programs. Ability to follow and give written and oral instructions; ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them; ability to be in charge of library during some shifts; ability to supervise staff. Must be computer proficient with the ability to learn software programs specific to the job. Ability to use standard office equipment. Ability to work evenings and weekends. A Police background check will be required.
     Experience & Training: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution, with at least two (2) years in professional library experience, and some supervisory experience. Strong knowledge of automated library systems. Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.
     TO APPLY: View the complete job description and apply online. EOE/AA/M/F

Librarian, Information Services (Part time) - Greenwich Library

Librarian, Information Services (Part-time/Up to 15hrs/wk) - Greenwich Library. Assist, advise and instruct patrons in the use of library materials, print and electronic resources. Provides technical support for patrons using public computers and other electronic devices. Provides reference and readers advisory services to all users.
     Special Necessary Requirement: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, or must possess the degree within seven months of appointment to the position. One year of work experience in reference service preferred, but will consider a recent graduate with focus on technology.
     Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website www.greenwichct.org. EOE M/F/D/V. Apply online here.

Children’s Librarian (Part time) - Greenwich Library

Children’s Librarian - Greenwich Library (Pt 15 hrs/wk). Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university (preferred) or Master's Degree in Library Science in progress, with a focus on children's librarianship. One year of experience in library services for children or other closely related field. Strong background in children's literature and knowledge of early childhood development. Flexible schedule with ability to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
     Special Necessary Requirement: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, or must possess the degree within seven months of appointment to the position.
     Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website www.greenwichct.org. EOE M/F/D/V. Apply online here.

Adult Services Librarian (Part-time) – Simsbury Public Library

Adult Services Librarian (Part-time) – Simsbury Public Library. Are you an enthusiastic, tech savvy, self-directed librarian who is a curious learner with a sense of humor and excellent customer service and engagement skills? This position may be for you. Simsbury Public Library is looking for team members to help meet the information needs of the community, support our Innovators’ Workshop and promote the Library, its programs and services through a variety of means including participation at outreach events. 4-16 hours/week with an evening and weekend rotation and occasional weekday hours. MLIS or equivalent degree required. Salary: $28.16/hour. Apply at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close February 26, 2019.

Teen Services Library Programmer, Part-time - Fairfield Public Library

Teen Services Library Programmer, Part-time - Fairfield Public Library. The Fairfield Woods Branch Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an energetic and engaging part-time teen services programmer to work in our very popular after school teen and tween program from 2:00pm-5:00pm, 1-3 shifts a week. The successful candidate must have an interest and/or experience working with middle school students, be capable of designing and implementing age-appropriate STEM based activities, be able to engage tweens and teens in conversation and encourage their participation in activities, and have the ability to manage large groups of teens and tweens. Education and Library Science students encouraged to apply. This position pays $27.59 for MLS degree holders and $19.45 to non-MLS degree holders, no benefits. Send a resume and cover letter to Fairfield Public Library, Jennifer Laseman- Teen Services via email: jlaseman@fplct.org.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian - Wesleyan University

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian - Wesleyan University. Wesleyan’s Special Collections & Archives is the home of the University’s rare book, artists’ book, manuscript, and local history collections, as well as the University Archives. Totaling more than 40,000 rare books, collection strengths include Americana, classics, European history and literature, history of science, incunabula, Methodistica, poetry, and travel literature. The more than 1000-volume artist’s book collection is especially strong in works related to social justice and contemporary issues.
     Reporting to the Director of Special Collections & Archives, this position is responsible for all aspects of technical services for published materials in Special Collections & Archives, including the rare book, artist’s book, local history, archival book, and bound manuscript collections.
     Full time. For the complete job listing and to apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6686.

FT Research Specialist in the NYC Area - ARIX Business Intelligence

FT Research Specialist in the NYC Area - ARIX Business Intelligence. ARIX Business Intelligence is an international research consulting company focusing on data retrieval and information services. As a carve-out of a large international PE firm, our services focus on research projects for private equity, consulting, M&A and corporate services.
     We are looking for a full-time researcher for a long-term temporary position located in our Stamford, CT office (March-December 2019). Details provided below.
     Your tasks:
Research on companies and markets in a variety of international industries. In-depth assistance with economic and regulatory requests. Navigating a wide variety of research databases including: Factiva, Bloomberg, Factset, CapitalIQ, Mergermarket, Dealogic, Profound, Thomson, Gartner, IDC, Euromonitor etc. Work on short ad-hoc requests and larger projects for a growing list of commercial clients. Client outreach/follow up, post results delivery. Organization of research results in proprietary KM system.
     Your qualifications: BA (preferably Masters) in economics or information science. 2-5 years research experience in a corporate, financial, or consulting environment. Experience with professional database(s)/providers. Knowledge of search strategies, and information broking & analysis. Fluent English speaker (German language skills a strong bonus). Ability to think analytically. Team player, with a commitment to customer service, and good communication skills. Proficiency in major MS applications (Excel, PPT, Outlook).
     We are a young company and are looking for talented and dedicated researchers, with a creative and diligent approach to problem solving. We offer a challenging & interesting position in a small international team. Reliability, a keen interest in innovative methods, and a “self-starter” approach are important criteria for this kind of work.
     Your application: Interested applicants can send a cover letter and CV to the following email address: contact@arix-bi.com
     We are looking forward to your application. Please state your salary expectations and date when you are available.

Youth and Family Services System-Wide Manager - Hartford Public Library

Youth and Family Services System-Wide Manager - Hartford Public Library. Hartford Public Library is looking for an exceptional person to join our team of transformational leaders as the Youth and Family Services System-Wide Manager. The successful candidate will have a passion for creating programs and services that empower children from infant through pre-teen to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and resourceful users of information.
     This position is responsible for: the successful development and delivery of services and programs to families and children (birth to 12) throughout the Library (7 branches and a new pilot program at Rawson School); professional development for youth-serving staff in the organization, coordinating youth collection development and selecting materials for purchase; closely coordinating with the Director of Teen Services and the Director of Public Services to provide a continuum of programming throughout the library. Assisting in writing and implementing grants, and maintaining collaborations with public schools, community agencies, organizations, and institutions that work to create successful youth and families.
     For more information and the application, click here.

Part Time Teen Librarian - New Haven Free Public Library

Part Time Teen Librarian - New Haven Free Public Library. New Haven Free Public Library is looking for a part time teen librarian who is passionate about serving teens. If you enjoy creativity and working with diverse population in our beautiful teen center, we’d love you to join our Young Minds and Family Learning Department. To apply, please click here. Deadline: February 22, 2019.
     NATURE OF WORK: This is part-time (up to 19 hours) professional work at the entry level, involving the use of all library techniques and materials in positions such as reference, branch, children’s, technical services, etc. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher level librarian, and is reviewed through frequent conferences and observation of performance. Schedule will include evenings and rotating Saturdays, at the Main Library or at a Branch. The current vacancy supports the Ives Teen Center programming, and serves a diverse population, including a substantial Spanish speaking community.
     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association, or its foreign equivalent and other knowledge, abilities and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science, procedures and techniques; Knowledge of sources and procedures used in reference and bibliographic research, and of software programs designed for libraries. Must be computer literate through formal training in the searching of on-line bibliographic databases.
     Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of: (1) a background check, (2) a physical examination, including drug screening.

PT Children's Reference Librarian - Simsbury Public Library

PT Children's Reference Librarian - Simsbury Public Library. Simsbury Public Library seeks a dynamic, professional, customer service oriented librarian to work part time at our busy Children's Room circulation desk. Under the general supervision of the Head of Children’s Services this position is responsible for providing excellent customer service, assisting with planning and executing programs, creating passive programs; as well as assisting in the promotion of the Library, its programs and services.
     This position is part time 4-16 hours per week with weekday hours, plus a Saturday and Sunday rotation at $28.16 per hour. For a full list of job functions, check out the full description online at simsbury-ct.gov/jobs.
     Apply online at simsbury-ct.gov/jobs by February 26.

Head of Children’s Services (Librarian IV) - Wallingford Public Library

Head of Children’s Services (Librarian IV) - Wallingford Public Library. The Wallingford Public Library seeks a Head of Children’s Services to join its Management Team. The successful candidate will be passionate about providing outstanding services to children and families, possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, delight in collaborating with colleagues and community partners, and be eager to lead a department that thrives on teamwork. Flexibility and the ability to lead in a complex, changing environment with competing demands is also essential. This position reports to the Director.
     Position Definition: The Head of Children’s Services oversees a comprehensive program of library services for children ages 0-12 and their parents and caregivers, supervises a team of professional librarians, participates in short and long-range planning for children’s services and facilities, oversees collection development and maintenance of materials for children, coordinates activities with other library departments, and develops collaborative relationships with local educators and agencies.
     The full description is here: https://www.wallingford.lioninc.org/about/employment/

     To apply: Send a meaningful cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jane Fisher, Director, at jfisher@wallingfordlibrary.org on or before February 11, 2019.

Librarian III, Community Technology Librarian - New Haven Free Public Library

Librarian III, Community Technology Librarian - New Haven Free Public Library. Come join the Ives Squared team as the Tinker Lab lead, introducing maker space equipment and emerging technology to the community in NHFPL’s new innovation space for entrepreneurs and creatives. MLIS required. Apply by February 15 via the City of New Haven website HERE.
     This is advanced level professional library work involving the planning and implementation of complex informational and/or technical services for the library system. The current assignment is in Ives Squared Tinker Lab and serves as a resource across all Library public service departments in the application of interactive community engagement technologies and programs. Will develop community partnerships to promote maker technology and civic digital media in support of the Library’s innovation, entrepreneurship, and maker space programs and services. Requires the application of specialized knowledge, initiative, and independent judgment. Work is performed under general supervision of senior supervisory or administrative staff., reporting to the Manager of Ives Squared, Business Outreach and Social Media.
     MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Certified Reading Specialist (Summer 2019 position) - Killingly Public Library

Certified Reading Specialist (Summer 2019 position) - Killingly Public Library. The Killingly Public Library is seeking a certified reading specialist or elementary education teacher to fill a position in our established grant-driven summer reading program. The program focuses on preventing summer reading loss for students in Grades K-3. The applicant should have knowledge of language and reading development, be able to conduct assessments on the learner’s progress, and have experience working with families in the instructional process. Perfect for professionals looking to work in a non-traditional setting and those seeking to supplement their income during the summer. Preference will be given to individuals who have obtained (or are pursuing) a certification in reading and who have at least 2 years experience working with children in an educational setting. The applicant should be available for 20 hours per week for 8 weeks beginning late June through August.
     Interested candidates must submit, in writing, letter of interest and resume no later than Friday, February 15, 2019 by 12:00 pm to the Office of the Town Manager, 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT 06239 or by email to townmanager@killinglyct.org. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Assistant Library Director / Adult Services Manager - Killingly Public Library

Assistant Library Director / Adult Services Manager - Killingly Public Library. The Killingly Public Library seeks an Assistant Director/Adult Services Manager, in coordination with, and under the general supervision of the Director, to plan, administer, implement, supervise, and manage adult services. Requires sufficient administrative knowledge/training/ability to perform duties of Director, if needed. View the detailed job description.
     Bachelor’s Degree and 5 or more years in a public library environment is required. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university is preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of contemporary library theory, policies, and practices utilized in public libraries, as well as automated library computer systems / technologies is essential. Most possess strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. This is a 35 hour a week position. Pay commensurate with experience.
     Interested candidates must submit, in writing, letter of interest and resume no later than Friday, February 15, 2019 by 12:00 pm to the Office of the Town Manager, 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT 06239 or by email to townmanager@killinglyct.org. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Business Resource Center (BRC) Coordinator – Simsbury Public Library

Business Resource Center (BRC) Coordinator – Simsbury Public Library. Simsbury Public Library seeks a dynamic, outgoing, self-directed, customer-focused librarian who has a passion for business, entrepreneurship and career development to lead the Library’s award-winning Business Resource Center. Candidates should have strong teaching, organizational, problem solving and planning skills, as well as the ability to build partnerships. A commitment to assisting job seekers and businesses of all sizes grow and prosper is essential, as is thorough knowledge of business/financial/career information resources, marketing and public relations. The BRC Coordinator must work well independently and be a team player. An inventive and responsive approach to the development and management of services is essential, as well as the ability to successfully communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to and enjoy collaboration, outreach, networking and engagement. This position requires some evening, weekend and early morning hours. Salary: $65,794-$78,631 plus benefits, 35 hour work week. For a complete job description, minimum requirements and to apply go to www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Application deadline: February 26, 2019.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Technical Assistant, Technical & Circulation Services - Waterford Public Library

Technical Assistant, Technical & Circulation Services - Waterford Public Library. The Waterford Public Library has an immediate opening for a technical assistant in its technical & circulation services department. S/he is responsible for cataloging and classifying all formats of library materials, assisting in the maintenance of the library’s integrated library system and providing support to library staff related to other library technology and technical and circulation services functions.
     This is a full-time position and the successful candidate must have knowledge and demonstrated experience with current cataloging principles and practices as well as maintaining and troubleshooting computer hardware and software.
     Associate’s degree in library technology or bachelor’s degree, and 3 years of public library experience in technical services. Knowledge of SirsiDynix a plus.
     Salary $43,480; 35 hrs./wk.; excellent benefits.
     Please send application (available at www.waterfordct.org or Human Resources Dept., Waterford Town Hall) to Director of Human Resources, Town of Waterford, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385 by February 11, 2019. E.O.E.

Executive Director - Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA

Executive Director - Minuteman Library Network. Minuteman Library Network, in Natick, Massachusetts, is seeking an Executive Director. This is a rare opportunity to lead an innovative, collaborative, future facing, membership-driven library network in the Metrowest Boston area.
     Top candidates’ experience should reflect our core values: encouragement of consensus-building, acceptance of a diversity of opinions, attitudes of respect and open-mindedness, and a willingness to take informed risks.
The Minuteman Library Network is a diverse group of 41 public and academic libraries plus a Central Site staff working together to provide excellent service and value to member libraries and their patrons through current technologies, efficient resource sharing, collaboration, and shared expertise. Minuteman is funded through annual membership fees, along with support for telecom and resource sharing through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
     Formed in 1983, Minuteman Library Network serves the Metrowest Boston communities in Massachusetts, a vibrant region with a strong culture of support for libraries, education, and innovation. The Central Site office is conveniently located in Natick, with quick access to major roadways including I-90 and Route 9, as well as an abundance of shopping and restaurant options.
     The Executive Director’s job description and how to apply can be accessed here: https://www.minlib.net/employment-opportunities. We look forward to seeing your resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Travel stipend considered for top candidates.
     For more information about Minuteman, visit our website: www.minlib.net.
     GENERAL SUMMARY: Serves as Executive Director, providing overall leadership (technical, strategic, financial management, and programmatic) in accordance with Minuteman Library Network’s mission, policies, procedures and goals.
     ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Establishes and sustains strong working relationships with the MLN Board of Directors and MLN members. Works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement policies, procedures and goals. Evaluates needs, develops strategic plans, and proposes services, activities, and changes in operation. Facilitates the work of the Board, the Membership Committee, and other groups, and provides direction and technical assistance.
     Develops the organization’s annual operating and capital budgets in collaboration with the Finance Committee. Requests and receives budget input from department heads. Determines revenue sources, monitors account expenses, and oversees budget compliance. Creates requests for proposals, evaluates vendors and negotiates vendor contracts. Reviews and approves invoices and bank statements.
     Administers the Integrated Library System (ILS), assuring the security and integrity of the technology (hardware, databases, application software, telecommunications, etc.). Negotiate contracts in the best interests of MLN with the ILS vendor.
     Applies for and administers grants, writes required reports on programs receiving funding. Advocates for funding at the state and federal levels.
     Monitors and evaluates emerging library and consumer technologies in order to support continual improvement of the organization. Reports to Membership on how trends in non-library fields (retail, education, consumer electronics, etc.) are likely to impact library service. Monitors state, regional, and national trends regarding information infrastructure in order to maintain the high level of service member libraries provide.
Communicates regularly with Network members and library directors in response to inquiries and to explain and interpret policies and services. Coordinates communication by phone, email, site visits, and written correspondence.
     Supervises all staff within the organization and directly manages the work of department heads and the systems administrators. Schedules and assigns work. Manages human resources, including regular performance reviews of the staff. Plans and oversees for future staffing needs.
     Advocates for MLN at the local and state level as appropriate. Markets network services to area libraries and provides quotes for membership to potential new members. Travels to local, regional and national library related conferences regularly. Stays current with library related technology trends.
     Monitors the building and grounds to ensure proper use and maintenance.
     Performs special projects and other related duties as required, directed, or as the situation dictates.
     Regular attendance at the workplace is required.
     SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Supervises all employees within the organization, including interview and selection, training and development, scheduling, performance evaluation recommending pay increases, counseling, discipline and termination.
     EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution is preferred. At least three (3) years of executive management level (with budget responsibility) experience is required. A Master’s degree in a related field and management experience in government, business, higher education, or non-profit enterprises will be considered.
     QUALIFICATIONS: Proven knowledge of library automation, telecommunications, and emerging technologies. Experience and skill in strategic planning, fiscal management, and grant writing. Demonstrated commitment to resource-sharing and access to information in a member-driven environment. Proven ability to negotiate with vendors. Understanding of the needs and governance of libraries of all types and sizes. Proficient using Windows, Excel and other Microsoft Office programs and other software necessary for assigned duties. Advanced Excel skills are essential. Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and to maintain effective work relationships. Group facilitations skills and experience working with Boards, committees and other professional groups. Comfortable with public speaking duties. Experience in training, supervision, and personnel management. Ability to coordinate and delegate a variety of tasks in a continually changing environment. Familiarity with issues of consortia. Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required.
     WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in a normal office environment not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computer, printer, photocopier, fax machine, projector, and other office equipment. Work requires extended periods of sitting, reaching, typing, mousing, and other small muscles tasks. May occasionally require bending, lifting, and other large muscle tasks.
     The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people hired to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or duties assigned. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
     External or internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the Board of Directors on a case by case basis.
     This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
     SALARY: Starts at $115,000 with benefits
     CLOSING DATE: March 1, 2019
     START DATE: July 1, 2019
     TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to Ms. Jane Peck at MLNSearchCommittee@minlib.net.