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Job Title: Training Specialist
Category: Regional Library System
Contact Name: Paul Hawkins
Contact Phone: 800-234-0529 x113
Contact Email: Paul@sckls.info
Job Description:

Title: Training Specialist

Reports to: Director

Supervision: None Fair Labor Standards Act 

Status: Non-exempt

Salary: $38,000 - $47,000 (40 Hours per Week)

Benefits: Paid single coverage Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health and Dental; Kansas Public Employee Retirement System; Optional Health Reimbursement Plan, Wellness Program and Benefit. SCKLS provided work vehicle. Credit card provided for work-related expenses and partial reimbursement for work cell phone.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provides and facilitates the organization and support for an annual program of continuing education, training events and two grants programs for member public, academic, school and special libraries as well as public library boards and SCKLS staff; assists with providing SCKLS internal technology hardware and software installation and support; manages SCKLS directory and inventory.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Duties which comprise 70 – 80% of work time: Provides pre-event, event and post-event organization, support and evaluation for continuing education, training programs and other meetings Coordinates and organizes BLaST (Basic Library Skills Training), monthly TechTalk Series and semi-annual meeting programs Develops and delivers individualized and/or group training, instruction and orientation as needed Collaborates with Director and Staff to provide and support continuing education and training programs Duties which comprise 20 – 30% of work time Maintains and supports SCKLS video conferencing solutions, phone system, projector kits, security system, WeatherBug weather station, digital signage, etc. Assists with maintaining SCKLS staff, guest, lab and training software, laptop Absolute DDS, computers and printers Maintains SCKLS Directory and SCKLS technology and furniture inventory Administers Continuing Education Reimbursement Grants and Program/Project Grants May represent SCKLS at various meetings Other work-related duties assigned by the Director

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Sitting, standing, walking, climbing and stooping Bending, twisting and reaching Speaking and hearing Manual dexterity including use of the telephone, computer and touch devices Lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds Pushing and pulling, objects weighing 60 - 80 pounds or less on wheels Mobility and travel to locations outside the SCKLS office Ability to safely operate a SCKLS vehicle

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Must be able to work independently as well as follow instructions; manage multiple projects simultaneously; proactively meet deadlines; provide high attention to details and organization; and communicate courteously and effectively. 
  • Ability to use Microsoft software applications; presentation software and technology; Evanced Solutions calendar/event software; and SurveyMonkey. 
  • Knowledge of basic and evolving library services in various types of libraries. 
  • Ability to read, write, communicate and teach effectively; develop training and instruction; communicate effectively with individuals with varied levels of library skills / knowledge. 
  • Ability to foster and maintain positive working relations with member librarians and staff. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Masters of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program or Bachelor’s degree in a related field and three years of library experience. 2. Successful completion of pre-employment screening tests. 3. A valid Kansas driver’s license and safe driving record required.

APPLICATION: Application letter should address how your experiences and skills would correlate with the various job duties for the position. Send via US Postal Service or e-mail a letter of application, resume’ and three references to: Paul Hawkins, Director, SCKLS e-mail: Paul@sckls.info 321 North Main Street South Hutchinson, KS 67505 Applications accepted until position filled. Applicants that best meet the job qualifications may be invited to interview. SCKLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Title: #539 CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT I
Category: CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contact Name: Leslie Ellsworth
Contact Phone: 9139716856
Contact Email: lellsworth@olatheks.org
Job Description:

Job Title: Customer Services Assistant I

Job Classification: Assistant I

Department/Group: Customer Services Job #: #539

Location: Downtown

Position Type: 15 hours per week

Level/Salary Range: $13.86 /hour

Schedule: Alternating Sundays 1:00-5:00 pm Wednesday 1:00-5:15 pm Friday 1:00-6:00 pm Alternating Saturdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm Flexibility in scheduling required

HR Contact: Leslie Ellsworth

Date posted: January 9, 2018

Benefits: NA

Posting url: http://www.olathelibrary.com/employment

Application Deadline: Position open until filled.

Summary Olathe Public Library seeks an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills who is excited about providing front-line assistance to library customers at the (consolidated service desk).

Role and Responsibilities Essential Duties:

 

  • Know and explain library service available to customers. 
  • Assist library customers in the general location of library equipment and materials. 
  • Maintain effective courteous working relationships with all library customers. 
  • Works as a team member with other staff and volunteers. 
  • Participates in the library planning process. 
  • Participates in library staff meetings directly related to their area of responsibility. 
  • Knows and enforces library policies in area of responsibility. 
  • Assists staff in providing services and programs to library customer. 
  • Begin troubleshooting equipment problems and reports to the appropriate staff. 

 

Specific Duties:

 

  • Explains circulation policies and procedures to customers. Registers customers by determining eligibility according to library policy, checking identification, issuing library cards, and accurately entering customer data into the computer. Charges out and checks in library materials following library procedures. Assesses and negotiates overdue fines and lost materials costs. Collects fines and works with customer to resolve billing problems. Answers questions about the customer’s library record. Maintains customer confidentiality. Operates telephone switchboard. 
  • Answers general questions, assists customers in locating materials and information, and requests items not available for immediate check out. Provides basic readers’ advisory services. • Refers customers with in-depth or lengthy questions to on-call staff. 
  • Assists customers with computer reservations, guest passes and printing. 
  • Instructs customers in the use of library resources, including the Internet, Web Catalog, various databases and print resources. 
  • Uses computers, printers, TTY, fax and other general office equipment. 
  • Records various statistical information. 
  • Instruct customers in the use of the public copy machines. Maintains public copy machines by adding paper, undoing paper jams and adding toner as needed. 
  • Organizes carts for library pages and volunteers to shelve. 
  • Maintains the reserve shelf. 
  • Keeps informed about library and departmental information and changes via electronic and written mail, and through attendance at staff meetings. Attends departmental meetings as scheduled. 
  • Responsible for processing the Send Item List as assigned. 
  • Responsible for searching for items on the Claims Returned List as assigned. 
  • May perform a variety of clerical duties such as processing transfers and holds, preparing displays, weeding “New and/or Hot Pick” materials, and balancing the cash register.
  • Attend outreach events, issue new accounts and promote the library as requested.
  • Duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications and Education Requirements This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, a “whatever it takes” work ethic, and an excellent customer service attitude.

Physical Requirements: Administers work typically standing at a counter. Work involves bending, reaching, lifting up to 40 lbs., pushing and maneuvering book carts filled with library materials, walking and other limited physical activities; operation of computer and scanning equipment is required. Regular contact is made with employees, volunteers and the general public.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent. Intermediate level proficiency using Microsoft software applications (specifically MS Word, Excel, and Outlook).


Job Title: CHILDREN'S SERVICES LIBRARY ASSISTANT II #541
Category: LIBRARY
Contact Name: Leslie Ellsworth
Contact Phone: 9139716847
Contact Email: lellsworth@olatheks.org
Job Description:

Job Title: Children’s Services Assistant II

Job Classification: Assistant II

Department/Group: Children’s Services Job #: 541

Location: Indian Creek

Position Type: 26 hrs./wk.

Level/Salary Range: $17.19/hour

Schedule: Monday 5:00 pm-8:30 pm Tuesday 9:00 am-12:30 pm Wednesday 9:00 am-12:30 pm Thursday 9:00 am-3:00 pm Friday 11:00 am-6:00 pm Weekend rotation (every 3rd) Saturdays 10:00 am-5:00 pm Sundays 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Position requires occasional evenings and some flexibility, especially during the summer to assist with programming.

HR Contact: Leslie Ellsworth Date posted: January 26, 2018 Benefits: Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Leave, Flex Plan, Employee Assistance Program, KPERS, Deferred Compensation Plan Posting url: http://www.olathelibrary.com/employment

Application Deadline: Until Filled

FAX OR E-MAIL: (913) 971-6839 or lellsworth@Olatheks.org

Online Application: http://www.olathelibrary.org/employmentapplication Subject Line: Attention: HR Department/Assistant II #541 MAIL: Leslie Ellsworth Olathe Public Library 201 E. Park St. Olathe, KS 66061

 

Job Description SUMMARY

Under general supervision performs a variety of library tasks related to public service that are of routine difficulty and requiring some specialized knowledge in children’s literature and/or services.

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Duties:

 

  • Knows and explains library services available to customers. 
  • Assists and educates library customers in the location and use of library materials, equipment, and service technology. 
  • Maintains effective courteous working relationships with all library customers and staff. 
  • Works as a team member with other staff and volunteers. 
  • Participates in the library planning process. 
  • Participates in library staff meetings and training directly related to their area of responsibility. (Children’s dept. staff meetings are 3rd Thursday of the month from 8-9 a.m.) 
  • Knows and enforces library policies in area of responsibility. 
  • Provides clerical assistance as needed within assigned department. 
  • Consults with other staff to pool knowledge for the benefit of the user. 
  • Assists staff in providing services and programs to customers. 
  • Performs basic computer functions. 
  • Begins troubleshooting equipment problems and reports to the appropriate staff. 
  • Duties as assigned. 

 

Specific Duties:

 

  • Provides reference, information and reader’s advisory services to adults and children, using print and electronic resources. 
  • Provides user training and troubleshooting of library computers. 
  • Assists in developing and executing programs for elementary age children. 
  • Develops and executes preschool story times. 
  • Develops displays. 
  • Contributes book reviews to the Holiday Staff Picks and Staff Picks Pick of the Month. 
  • Assists with daily collection and shelf maintenance activities. 
  • Maintains, prepares, and updates as needed bibliographies, reading lists, finding tools, including the Picture Book Finder, program materials, and departmental forms. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Customer service oriented. Must enjoy children. Able to provide excellent customer service to library users of all ages. Should be a quick learner with good organizational skills. Able to work in a team environment and to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced public service setting. Strong interpersonal communication skills as well as effective oral and written skills. Excellent communication skills with both adults and children. Strong desire to provide friendly, quality service to the public. Aptitude for detail work. Willing to adjust work schedule to meet the needs of the department. Must be willing to be cross trained and work in other areas as needed.

Physical Requirements: Work involves bending, reaching, lifting up to 30 lbs., pushing and maneuvering book carts filled with library materials, walking and other limited physical activities; operation of computer and office equipment is required. Regular contact is made with employees, volunteers, and the general public.

Education and Experience: At least 60 hours of college undergraduate credit. Knowledge or experience with Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office, and Internet searching. Preferred Skills Prefer at least one year of library, public service or related experience. Prefer candidates that can accurately type 45+ words per minute. Experience with electronic database searching. Prefer candidates with a knowledge of SIRSI software or other ILS. Coursework in children’s literature.

Last Updated By: Leslie Ellsworth Date/Time: 1/12/2018


Job Title: Online Learning Librarian
Category: Academic
Contact Name: Jayne Germer
Contact Phone: 402-826-8567
Contact Email: jayne.germer@doane.edu
Job Description:

Doane University, a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences university in Nebraska seeks applications for innovative, service-oriented, and dynamic candidates who are dedicated to teaching and learning for the position of Online Learning Librarian. The Online Learning Librarian provides leadership on the investigation into, design of, experimentation with and delivery of accessible online learning objects, materials and tools that enhance information literacy skills in support of student success. The position also serves as liaison to various academic departments, which includes collection development responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees library resources and services specific to online learning including services for distance learners. 
  • Facilitate the investigation into, integration and use of library instruction materials in learning management systems and other online environments while ensuring compliance with ADA guidelines. 
  • Provides leadership for the Library's LibGuides implementation and chat reference service. Provides general research support services (in-person, email, chat). 
  • Liaise with other campus offices supporting instruction and learning initiatives, especially Technology Services and Online Education. 
  • Serves as a subject liaison for select academic departments, which includes subject-specific instruction, reference, research support, outreach and collection development. 
  • Coordinates training sessions and daily tasks for the library student workers. 
  • Takes the lead on developing and improving instructional content on the Library website. Coordinates outreach strategies for the library including social media coordination, digital signage, print and online promotional materials, and promotion of events. 
  • Participates in Campus initiatives by serving on campus committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events. 
  • Contributes to and learns from the profession through local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications. 

Required Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution Ability to work in a small academic library environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential. Strong public service orientation. Ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects while meeting deadlines. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Desired Qualifications: Experience in planning and/or providing information literacy instruction. Familiarity with information literacy and instructional technology concepts, pedagogies, and assessment. Working knowledge of accessibility standards for ADA compliance for online learning. Experience with E-learning software (Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Camtasia Studio etc.) Doane University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Title: Summer Library Workshop Presenter
Category: Summer Library Regional Presenter
Contact Name: Robin Hargrave
Contact Phone: 800-234-0529, x144
Contact Email: robin@sckls.info
Job Description:

Request for Proposal: Summer Library Workshop Presenter

Summary and Background: The Kansas Library Consultants for Youth (KLCY) are accepting proposals for the 2019 Summer Library Workshop presentations. Each year, KLCY conducts Summer Library Workshops at seven locations across the state of Kansas in early spring. These workshops feature a guest presenter who provides programming ideas and practical advice on running a summer library program to enhance the children’s and teen’s learning and reading experiences while incorporating the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) yearly theme. The presenter utilizes both the CSLP resources and external resources within her/his program. The workshops are for adult library employees and volunteers with varying degrees of expertise in youth services. Presentation time varies at each location, but the general time frame for workshop presentations is from three to four hours. The number attending each workshop varies from twenty to seventy-five depending on location with the total attendance for all seven workshops at approximately four hundred.

Please note: While we are happy to entertain proposals from previous presenters, preference will be given to those applicants who have not presented a Summer Library Workshop in Kansas within the last two years.

Proposal Guidelines: This Request for Proposal represents the requirements for an open and competitive process. Proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. CST ? April 6, 2018. Any proposals received after this date and time will be rejected.

All proposals should include the following items:

 

  • Workshop agenda focused on 2019 theme (Space) and slogan (A Universe of Stories) 
  • Samples of program specifics, such as craft directions, recommended book lists, and activities workshop attendees will participate in 
  • One-page resume that focuses on presenter’s experience providing library services to youth and/or experience training others who provide library services to youth 
  • Brief (5 minutes or fewer) video of applicant presenting, preferably in front of an audience. This can be from a previous workshop or conference, or it can be filmed specifically for the application. A URL link to your video should be included at the beginning of your workshop agenda 
  • Two written professional references 
  • The name of the source through which you learned of the RFP Proposals must be submitted as PDF documents and should not exceed six pages in length. 

 

Proposals should be emailed to Robin Hargrave at robin@sckls.info. Professional references should not be included in the PDF documents; instead, they should be emailed directly to robin@sckls.info. The applicant’s full name should be used as the email subject line. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted during April and May. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified.

In order for applicants to provide meaningful materials, we have included a brief description of the Summer Library Workshop goals and outcomes.

Workshop Guidelines: Presentations include ideas and advice that will apply and work successfully with many ages and in all kinds of library situations including: varied library sizes, staff levels, and budgets, as well as differing space for programming, creativity and educational level of staff, and degrees of enthusiasm for program. If selected, specific details and a full outline must be distributed to all seven locations two weeks prior to the first presentation.

Proposals must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. CST ? April 6, 2018. Workshop Purpose and Description: Presenter must understand and meet the goals of the workshop, which are founded on the CSLP themes and materials:

 

  1.  to develop children's and teen’s interests in reading for pleasure 
  2.  to encourage and motivate children and teens to improve their reading skills 
  3.  to encourage use of all library resources 
  4.  to increase awareness of learning opportunities within libraries 

 

Workshop Measurable Outcomes:

 

  1. Every attending participant will have at least one programming idea they will use. 
  2. Ideas from the CSLP manual will be presented. 
  3. When ideas are presented from the CSLP manual, they are demonstrated or expanded in some way. 
  4. Ideas will be presented that are not drawn from the CSLP manual. 
  5. Ideas and activities will be presented for early literacy, school aged, and teen programs. 
  6. Enthusiasm and excitement for the theme will be generated through the presentation. 
  7. Audience members will be engaged and asked to actively participate with presenter, whether through demonstrations, crafts, or sharing own ideas. (Other ideas: book trailers, book talks, etc.) 
  8. Books will be recommended in relation to specific programs and activities. 
  9. Handouts will be available for ideas presented. 
  10.  Presentation will incorporate innovative ideas from current library practice. R

 

Request for Proposal and Workshop Timeline: All proposals in response to this RFP are due to Robin Hargrave (robin@sckls.info) no later than 5 p.m. CST ? April 6, 2018. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted during April and May. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified. Presenter selection will be made by the KLCY group in May. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract and details will be finalized once funding is secured from a KLCY partner by September 28, 2018. Presenters not selected will be notified by May 31, 2018.

Workshop Timeline for 2019: February 26th to March 2nd: Tuesday, February 26th: Central Kansas Library System—Great Bend Thursday, February 28th: Southwest Kansas Library System—Dodge City Friday, March 1st: Northwest Kansas Library System—Oberlin March 5th to March 8th: Tuesday, March 5th: Southeast Kansas Library System—Iola Wednesday, March 6th: South Central Kansas Library System—Wichita Thursday, March 7th: North Central Kansas Library System—Manhattan Friday, March 8th: Northeast Kansas Library System—Topeka Compensation: $12,000.00 Presenter will receive $12,000 in payment. Presenter is responsible for her/his own travel to and from Kansas and in between site locations for the seven presentations. Presenter is responsible for all planning materials, props, craft supplies, and samples. Regional offices will supply copies of handouts for participants. Regional offices will cover the costs for hotel, meals the evening before that site’s presentation, and any meals during the presentation. No detailed budget is required for this RFP.


Job Title: Director
Category: Public Library
Contact Name: J. Stanfil
Contact Phone: 9314862932
Contact Email: jstanfill@springhilltn.org
Job Description:

Public Library Director City of Spring Hill, Tennessee

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Spring Hill Public Library (TN) is seeking an individual with proven leadership and vision to serve as Library Director. The selectee should have ample professional experience in planning, administering and evaluating public library resources, operations and services, including staff supervision, plus the ability to provide oversight of daily library functions including the management of library-sponsored programs. Also, the selectee will exhibit superior leadership, communication, advocacy and problem-solving skills; be open to new ideas and innovation; develop and oversee the library’s budget; and, fulfill all legal responsibilities associated with the position. The position performs myriad tasks working with the direction provided by a seven-member Library Board of Trustees. Working in a team approach with the MLS trained Assistant Director, the Director is responsible for the management of 8 full-time positions and 6 part-time positions serving the City’s citizenry with a 17,000-sq. ft. facility. Plans are to be completed in calendar 2018 by an architectural firm (already selected) for a new library facility approximately 50,000 sq. ft. in size. The Director also works closely with the library’s vibrant Friends of the Library organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The Director should possess the skills and knowledge acquired with an ALA approved Master's Degree in Library Science and a minimum of eight (8) years of public library experience. A second Master’s or an earned Doctorate degree is preferred. The position requires excellent verbal / written communication skills and knowledge of both subject matter materials and user needs typical to public library services. Knowledge of current library automation trends and experience in the implementation of developing technologies plus a proficiency with a variety of software programs and systems related to the operations of the library, including word processing, Internet, scheduling / calendaring / e-mail, are desired. A proficiency in applying good customer service skills and the ability to work with limited supervision, plus an aptitude for detailed work and proficiency in prioritizing tasks, is expected.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

SALARY / BENEFITS: The annual salary range is Grade 21 in the City System ($66,708 - $100,062); the beginning salary shall be based on applicant. Excellent benefits include Retirement and Health Insurance paid by the City. Both Vision and Dental Insurance are available. A

BOUT THE CITY OF SPRING HILL: Located in central Tennessee approximately 35 miles south of Downtown Nashville adjacent to I-65, the City of Spring Hill is in the center of everything with a driving time of 7 hours to Gulf Beaches; 8 hours to Chicago; 11 hours to Washington DC; and, 11 hours to Dallas. Air travel is available to the world at Nashville International Airport. The City’s population of more than 38,000 people combines a mixture of long-time residents and newcomers from around the country who are drawn to the town’s beauty, highly rated school system, and sense of community. Approximately 50% of the citizenry hold a library card from the Spring Hill Public Library. Spring Hill in 2017 has been cited as the 2nd safest locale in Tennessee and as one of the ten fastest growing areas of the state. TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter providing information regarding their: 1) experience in budget preparation/management; 2) their experience in personnel matters in a public library setting; 3) a personal resume with work location and position title; and 4) three professional references with both telephone and email contact information. Submissions should be sent to: Spring Hill Public Library Director’s Position Selection Committee in care of the library’s Business Manager at jstanfill@springhilltn.org The position shall remain open until filled. No interview expenses shall be provided. Each finalist applicant, prior to a personal interview and an offer of work, must also complete an on-line application with the City’s HR Department at: http://www.springhilltn.org/FormCenter/Human-Resources-7/Employment-Application-42 The City of Spring Hill is an EEO/AA/Title VI employer.


Job Title: Director
Category: Public
Contact Name: Search Committee
Contact Phone: 660-747-1699
Contact Email: searchcommittee@trailslibrary.org
Job Description:

SUMMARY The Director is employed by the Library Board of Trustees to serve as chief administrative and fiscal officer. The Director plans and organizes the overall work of the Library District, carries out policies set by the Board for delivery of public library services to residents of the Trails Regional Library service area and serves as technical advisor to the Board in reaching policy decisions. HOURS OF WORK The Director is a full-time, exempt position with a minimum of 40 hours per week, typically 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. Work schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system, including evening or weekend hours.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS MLS from an ALA accredited library sciences program, with at least 3 years in administration in a medium sized or larger public library.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES In addition to any other duties as assigned, the Director has these specific responsibilities: 

  1. Maintain control of library operations on a day-to-day basis through regular consultation with staff; coordinate programs and activities under the direction of various supervisors 
  2. Prepare the annual budget and salary schedule adopted by the Board and administer the budget once approved; prepare financial and statistical reports for monthly Board meetings, including an activities report and background information for the Board; manage the investment of operating and gift funds, with the Board’s approval. 
  3. Provide oversight of staffing needed to carry out services and programs for the district including developing job descriptions 
  4. Provide oversight and evaluate district collections, programs, technology and equipment within budgetary limitations and resources; prepare and distribute monthly and annual statistical reports for the Board. 
  5. Provide oversight for the development and maintenance of district facilities 
  6. Understand the statutory basis for library operation and ensure that library functions are within legal limits and meet legal standards. Keep the Board informed of current or pending legislation affecting libraries. 
  7. Develop and promote methods of communication about library concerns with staff, Board members, patrons and public officials; inform staff of Board actions and decisions affecting staff and library services 
  8. Participate in state and area library activities that enhance local services either directly or indirectly. 
  9. Serve as the Treasurer of the Friends of Trails Regional Library and as a member and executive secretary of the Trails Regional Library Foundation. 
  10. Maintain contact with community groups throughout the service area. Give presentations on library concerns. 
  11. Hear patron complaints on policies, procedures or materials; exercise judgment in satisfying patron complaints; advise and consult with the Board when library policies have been seriously challenged or protested by staff or the public 

 CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT 

  • Work at varying paces to respond to needs of patrons and staff members 
  • Discipline patrons or staff regarding infractions of library policies and procedures
  • Travel to branch libraries and mandatory training is required 

 SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED 

  • Work with a wide variety of people, including patrons and library staff 
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks effectively 
  • Work without direct supervision. 
  • Professional public library experience in small town environments with rural communities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage both professional and para-professional staff both locally and at a distance. 
  • Demonstrated strength in communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial management and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of MS Office programs, with emphasis on Word and Excel 

 PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  1. Maneuver materials, carts, tables and chairs 
  2. Operate computers, printers and copy machines. 
  3. Communicate with patrons and staff in person, in writing and on the telephone in English 
  4. Stand for up to 4 hours without sitting while presenting or assisting 
  5. Sit for up to 4 hours while doing work on the computer 
  6. Drive to branch locations or other locations for programming/workshops etc. 
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS 1. Salary Track: L (FY 2018: $72,217-$87,838) 2. Reports to: Trails Regional Library Board of Trustees 3. Benefits: This position will receive the following paid benefits as detailed in the library’s Personnel Policies: holidays, time off, insurance (health, life, short and long term disability), and retirement. The library offers optional dependent health insurance, vision, dental, voluntary life insurance and AFLAC plans at the employee's cost. Revised: January 2018

 


Job Title: Assistant Professor/Director of Resource Services
Category: Academic Library
Contact Name: Dana Seabaugh
Contact Phone: 573-651-5096
Contact Email: dnseabaugh@semo.edu
Job Description:

Assistant Professor/Director of Resource Services Kent Library Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month position The Director of Resource Services provides leadership and user-centered strategic visioning for the technical services functions of Kent Library in support of the learning, teaching and research needs of the University community. The Director provides leadership for a user- centered approach to resource services operations. Areas of leadership and management responsibility include materials licensing and acquisitions, cataloging and resource description management and metadata, electronic resources discovery and access, government documents and physical processing. This position is responsible for developing standards and best practices for acquisition of electronic and print resources; organization, classification and process of library materials; and daily operations of the Federal Depository Library Program. The Director supervises tenure track faculty librarian(s) and professional staff.

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Lead, plan, manage, coordinate and evaluate Kent Library’s resource services units by overseeing the acquisition of electronic and print materials; the description and discovery of and access to electronic and print library resources; and the receiving and processing of Federal and State documents 
  • Assist in creating, developing, documenting and maintaining resource services policies and procedures and administrative guidelines and processes; manage and streamline workflows; and set priorities for library technical and collection services areas 
  • Train, evaluate and supervise resource services staff performing acquisitions, cataloging and government documents processing in accordance with Library and University policies 
  • Share responsibility for managing and administering the integrated library system and provide leadership for resource services functions 
  • Ensure Kent Library coordinates with University Finance and Administration to follow all University and State budgeting, business and accounting best practices 
  • Oversee staff working in metadata and responsible for duties such as record loads and troubleshooting of access and data problems 
  • Assist in preparing the annual acquisitions budget and tracking of fiscal year expenditures and create budget, finance, statistical and narrative reports as required or requested 
  • Oversee evaluation, acceptance or refusal and processing of materials donated to Kent Library; including acknowledging donor gifts 
  • Facilitate and participate in the creation, maintenance and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems; including use of applicable tools for manipulating data (such as, MARCEdit, XML and import/export rules) 
  • Maintain knowledge of national, regional and local cataloging policies, standards and practices; including Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging rules, MARC records, Library of Congress Subject (LCSH) headings, authority control, Dewey Decimal classification and bibliographic utilities such as OCLC 
  • Lead bibliographic authority work 
  • Serve as liaison librarian to assigned academic departments; liaison activities include: building and maintaining close relations with students and faculty in order to meet their learning, teaching and research needs through information literacy instruction, communication, program development, information sharing (using tools such as LibGuidesTM), collection development and information gathering 
  • Provide leadership in the assessment of library services and collections 
  • Contribute to the library management team and library committees, activities, and outreach, and to Southeast Missouri State University through faculty governance, committees, councils, and other working groups 
  • Lead and complete a wide range of projects 
  • Establish and maintain a personal professional development program consistent with promotion, tenure, and post-professorial review 

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • ALA accredited Master’s degree 
  • Minimum of two years of experience as professional librarian 
  • Minimum of one year of experience in a supervisory, management or leadership role 
  • Knowledge of, or experience, in cataloging (RDA, MARC, OCLC, and authority control) or acquisitions (budgeting, licensing, collection development or faculty outreach) 
  • Experience working in a library management system 
  • Knowledge, or awareness of, current trends in library acquisitions, cataloging or government documents
  • Ability to effectively implement change
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills 
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student body and a diverse faculty 
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community 
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities 

 

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.

Application Deadline: The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 9, 2018.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

 

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications 
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted) 
  • Name and contact information of three professional references 
Departmental Information: Information regarding Kent Library can be found at http://library.semo.edu/. University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 12,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

 


Job Title: Youth Services Outreach Coordinator
Category: Youth Services
Contact Name: Matt Nojonen
Contact Phone: 913-682-5666
Contact Email: mnojonen@lvplks.org
Job Description: The Leavenworth Public Library seeks an organized, energetic, creative person to establish and operate Outreach Services for preschool literacy needs in our community. Essential duties include planning and delivering services, selecting materials and supplies, preparing reports, positive interaction with clients. Must have ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks and work independently in the absence of supervision. Minimum qualifications are Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited program, valid driver’s License, experience with standard software. Previous experience in public library, youth services, outreach are a plus. Background check and TB test required. 20 hours per week, starting pay $13.00 per hour. Vacation, sick leave, health benefits available. Application deadline 3/1/2018. Full job description and application are available at http://leavenworthpubliclibrary.org/about-us/available-positions.


Job Title: Assistant Professor/Information Literacy Coordinator
Category: Academic Library
Contact Name: Dana Seabaugh
Contact Phone: 573-651-5096
Contact Email: dnseabaugh@semo.edu
Job Description:

Assistant Professor/Information Literacy Coordinator Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month position

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Design, plan, organize, implement, and assess information literacy education and initiatives within the core curriculum and the academic disciplines •=
  • Provide vision and leadership on information literacy concepts, trends, pedagogies, and assessment 
  • Coordinate with departments and programs to support student research and integrate information literacy into courses in both traditional and online formats 
  • Develop and maintain information literacy modules used to support curriculum and instruction 
  • Create effective digital learning materials; such as video tutorials and LibGuidesTM 
  • Serve as liaison librarian to multiple academic departments and/or the regional campuses 
  • Work closely with faculty and students across the University; interactions may be face-to-face, virtual, at the regional campuses, or online 
  • Provide research assistance in-person, online, or by telephone and share in the chat and reference desk staffing rotation; may include some nights and weekends 
  • Participate in the development and management of library services and collections 
  • Contribute to Kent Library and library unit committees, activities, and outreach, and to Southeast Missouri State University through faculty governance, committees, councils, and other working groups 
  • Establish and maintain a professional development program consistent with promotion, tenure, and post-professorial review 

Required Qualifications 

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree 
  • Minimum 2 years of professional library experience 
  • Demonstrated experience with planning, delivering, and assessing information literacy education 
  • Demonstrated application of information literacy concepts and trends, pedagogical skills and assessment strategies 
  • Experience with the creation of digital learning materials 
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and a diverse student body throughout the University 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of electronic and print information resources 
  • Strong service orientation and flexibility 
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills 
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually 
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community 
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities  

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.

Application Deadline: The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 9, 2018.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1 

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications 
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted) 
  • Name and contact information of three professional references  

Departmental Information: Information regarding Kent Library can be found at http://library.semo.edu/.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


Job Title: Assistant Professor/Education Information Librarian
Category: Academic Library
Contact Name: Dana Seabaugh
Contact Phone: 573-651-5096
Contact Email: dnseabaugh@semo.edu
Job Description:

Assistant Professor/Education Information Librarian Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University Full-Time, Tenure Track, 10 Month position

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Serve as liaison librarian to all education departments; liaison activities include: 
    • Build and maintain close relations with students and faculty 
    • Support the student and faculty learning, teaching and research needs o Integrate information literacy and instruction into programs and courses 
    • Communicate information about library services, resources and spaces to students and faculty o Participate in development and management of the Kent Library’s children’s and young adult collections 
  • Support student learning and faculty teaching through instruction sessions, workshops, web-based guides, online tutorials, targeted reference services and individual and group research consultations 
  • Create effective digital learning materials; such as LibGuidesTM and video tutorials 
  • Provide and support effective information literacy instruction for the University’s core curriculum and other academic disciplines as needed 
  • Participate in development of Kent Library’s children’s and young adult collections 
  • Collaborate with Cataloging and Access Services staff on children’s and young adult collection organization and management  
  • Provide research assistance in-person, online, or by telephone and share in the chat and reference desk staffing rotation; may include some nights and weekends  
  • Work closely with faculty and students across the University; interactions may be face-to-face, virtual, online or at the regional campuses 
  • Serve as liaison librarian to other academic departments as assigned 
  • Participate in the overall development, management and assessment of library services and collections  
  • Contribute to Kent Library and library unit committees, activities, and outreach, and to Southeast Missouri State University through faculty governance, committees, councils, and other working groups 
  • Establish and maintain a personal professional development program consistent with promotion, tenure, and post-professorial review   

Required Qualifications 

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree; additional Education degree or background a plus 
  • Experience with planning, delivering, and assessing information literacy education 
  • Experience with the creation of digital learning materials 
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and a diverse student body throughout the University 
  • Knowledge of a wide range of electronic and print information resources 
  • Strong service orientation and flexibility  
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills 
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work well as a member of a group and individually 
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community 
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities   

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning.

Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 16, 2018.

To Apply: Submit the following items online at:http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1 

  • Letter of interest addressing position qualifications 
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted) 
  • Name and contact information of three professional references  

Departmental Information: Information regarding Kent Library can be found at http://library.semo.edu/.

University Facts: Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,000 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100. Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri. Cape Girardeau, a historic city overlooking the Mississippi River, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000. Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


Job Title: Research and Instructional Services Librarian
Category: Academic
Contact Name: Shannon Leaper
Contact Phone: 580-327-8572
Contact Email: seleaper@nwosu.edu
Job Description:

Northwestern Oklahoma State University seeks applicants for the position of Research and Instructional Services Librarian. Early career librarians with a prior background or experience in Education are encouraged to apply. This is a 12-month faculty position with responsibilities for the planning, development, and delivery of library instructional services including, but not limited to, direct classroom instruction, workshops, embedded instruction, and informal instruction.

Essential Functions

-Selecting, evaluating and assessing the use of instructional methods and materials

-Providing expertise on the latest trends in library instruction and outreach

-Identifying and developing necessary reports relevant to instructional sessions and outreach

-Providing bibliographical instruction and research assistance

-Providing bibliographical instruction and research assistance on the Woodward campus

-Supervising student assistants as needed

-Providing assistance with educational content for the libraries’ web pages

-Participating in planning and implementing special programming in the libraries

-Engaging in professional development 

-Attending workshops, professional meetings, and training as needed

-Performing other work-related duties as assigned

-Cooperating as a team member with other library staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations

-Assisting in emergency situations as called upon

Education and Experience

Required: Master of Library and Information Studies from a library school accredited by the American Library Association

Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree or experience in Education Terms of Employment

Twelve-month position with faculty status, non-tenure track. Wage to be determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and President, to be approved by the Regional University System of Oklahoma (RUSO). Application available at https://www.nwosu.edu/employment.


Job Title: Librarian 1
Category: Public Library
Contact Name: Julie Trimbell
Contact Phone: 6082664615
Contact Email: jtrimbell@cityofmadison.com
Job Description:

About the Job: Madison Public Library seeks two creative and innovative Librarians who will develop relationships between the Library and Madison's many stakeholders in order to foster opportunities for our adult customers with a particular focus on addressing community identified needs. Consistent with our mission and vision, these positions cultivate community partnerships which develop opportunities to learn, share and create. These positions will ensure equitable provision of resources and services and will lead librarians and other staff in developing culturally competent models for services. These positions will provide leadership and coordination in central library operations, including work activities of staff, facilities and technology needs, and assisting in the hiring of staff. Familiarity with emerging technologies and project management skills are a plus.

About the Madison Public Library: Madison Public Library (MPL) is a dynamic organization that actively embraces the changing role of libraries. Our new Central Library opened in 2013, featuring a fully equipped media lab, gigabit connectivity, ample meeting rooms, and our critically acclaimed Bubbler program which has since been able to expand through major grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Our eight neighborhood libraries have similarly embraced new services and technology, such as our Meadowridge Library's community kitchen that supports youth nutrition and food preparation programs. At MPL we encourage creativity, innovation, imagination, and going beyond the traditional or expected; our outstanding and collegial workforce is highly valued by the community, and includes staff members who have received national recognition or awards for their work at MPL. Librarian 1 This is the entry level of the professional librarian career progression series. This work is initially characterized by more structured assignments, and/or is more closely reviewed, until the employee gains requisite operational skills and program familiarity. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Librarian 3 or Library Supervisor. This series is structured to provide advancement from Librarian 1 to Librarian 2 (consistent with City policy).

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand and advocate for broader community needs, facilitating connections and helping develop solutions 
  • Facilitate partnerships with the community that will promote racial equity and social justice 
  • Plan and deliver related programs and learning opportunities to a broad range of community members, both within and outside the library 
  • Develop and implement evaluation metrics to monitor program effectiveness. 
  • Participate in local, state and national conferences and meetings to acquire and share best practices in public services and community engagement. 
  • Conduct tours and provide outreach programs to increase awareness and use of library facilities and services 
  • Monitor trends and best practices in community engagement 
  • Provide direct services to customers at an all-ages Ask Desk 
  • Coordinate paraprofessional, clerical and hourly staff and volunteers 
  • Perform related work as assigned. 
For additional information and to apply online, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/MadisonWi

 


Job Title: Library Director
Category:
Contact Name: Katherine Wolfe
Contact Phone: 7856259014
Contact Email: kwolfe@hayslibrary.org
Job Description:

The Hays Public Library Board of Directors invites applications for an enthusiastic, confident, visionary, community-minded leader as its next Director. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong leadership and advocacy skills, exhibit a clear vision and commitment to community engagement, interact with elected and appointed officials, while articulating and advocating the Library’s programs and strategic direction. The candidate will provide sound fiscal management, promote proactive leadership in technology integration, and foster collaborative relationships within the Library, throughout the community, and among all Library constituents. With a budget of $1.5 million and strong community support, the library greets 160,000 patrons annually, circulating close to 300,000 items and hosting over 1,300 programs and events. The Library houses four departments including Adult, Children’s, Young Adult, and the Kansas Room. Each department is supervised by a full-time librarian. The Library also has a financial administrator and information technology administrator.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Provides excellent leadership to the employees of the Library building a strong positive working environment. 
  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. 
  • Responsible for overall operations of the Library 
  • Oversees and is responsible for overall fiscal management of the Library managing finances, administering the operating budget, monitoring expenditures and revenue, forecasting trends, and developing annual budgets and long-range financial plans. 
  • Represents the interest of the Library to the community and other governmental and professional organizations. 
  • Develops the overall vision, goals and objectives of the Library, integrating the ideas of the public, board, and staff. 
  • Cultivates a courteous, competent, patron-focused environment that is welcoming to the general public. 
  • Attends all Library Board meetings informing the board of Library activities, operational or facility changes, policy changes and other items that may require board attention. 
  • Serves as liaison to the Library Foundation Board of Directors and the Friends of the Library Board of Directors 
  • Candidate must have excellent managerial, financial, planning and analytical capacity; ability to communicate with diverse groups, ability to handle critical incidents and resolve conflict; and relationship-building skills. 

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program preferred 
  • Five years of experience demonstrating a broad knowledge of librarianship 
  • Three years of supervisory experience 
  • A positive attitude and ability to plan and adapt to change 
  • Understanding of both traditional and new ways libraries serve communities Benefits 
  • Salary ranges from $50,000 to $70,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) 
  • Attractive benefits package 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three references electronically to: Katherine Wolfe Chairperson Hays Public Library Board of Directors kwolfe@hayslibrary.org All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a basic Kansas Bureau of Investigations criminal background check.


Job Title: Resident Librarian for Undergraduate Engagement
Category: Academic Libraries
Contact Name: Michael Peper
Contact Phone: 8162064012
Contact Email: peper@ku.edu
Job Description:

Position Overview: The University of Kansas Libraries is a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance; the Alliance will provide support and a cohort for the Undergraduate Engagement Resident during their appointment at KU.  The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative individual to join the faculty. Reporting to the Head of the Center for Undergraduate Initiatives and Engagement, this two-year faculty-status resident position is an opportunity for a new MLIS graduate to develop and apply new skills and programs.

The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian will focus on building connections, developing programs, and promoting the role of the library as a partner in support of undergraduate student success. This position will support, implement and provide innovative library programming for first-year students through graduation, and develop student learning outcomes assessment. In particular, this position will contribute to teaching and learning through sustainable, strategic partnerships, and develop responsive and scalable resources that support campus-wide retention efforts, particularly for those focused on first-generation or underrepresented students, as well as students in need.

The successful candidate should be interested in engaging and supporting all undergraduate students, serving as a mentor for first-generation college students, and actively contributing to the advancement of undergraduate initiatives at the University of Kansas. Specifically, this individual will create diverse, strategic, and enduring experiences that support student success and retention efforts.  The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian is a key contributor to advancing the Libraries’ goals to integrate information literacy in the curriculum, establish new modes of instruction, and collaborate with campus units to improve student retention. 

The University of Kansas Libraries support a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our diverse communities at KU. We are committed to building a diverse and pluralistic workforce and strongly encourage applications from diverse candidates. This is a full-time, 2-year limited-term non-tenure track faculty position.

Job Description

Professional Responsibilities (70%) Expand Libraries’ efforts in facilitating undergraduate research and learning experiences and other undergraduate student activities in collaboration with KU Libraries colleagues, and strategic campus partners. Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of undergraduate teaching and learning. Support information literacy integration into first-year programs including but not limited to University 101, First and Second Year English, and first-year seminars. Develop and assess student learning outcomes to support continuous improvement of student learning and engagement. Work with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and other professional organizations as appropriate to further the strategic goals of the KU Libraries concerning diversity, equity and inclusion. Provide instruction for courses, workshops, and programs. Contribute toward the development and teaching of Libraries’ credit-bearing courses. Collaborate with Libraries’ colleagues to assess efforts to support undergraduates through programs, resources, and learning spaces. Participate in programs and events that support student recruitment, academic preparedness, and retention. Actively engage students and student groups as regards Open Educational Resources (OER) and related intellectual property concepts including copyright, the public domain, fair use, and open access to scholarly resources. Actively communicate issues implicit in scholarly communication and open access in discussions with colleagues and with the KU community. Attends training and events designed to promote understanding of trends and best practices in scholarly communications. Reflects this understanding in his or her work as a librarian at KU. Actively participate in, and advocate for, the educational role of the Libraries through dynamic engagement in campus teaching and research, campus collaborations, or staff development and training. Identifies and makes use of teaching opportunities in any circumstance, promotes the Libraries instructional resources and support, and obtains instructional expertise from colleagues as appropriate. Demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity efforts in the Libraries and contribute to an inclusive environment. Participate in and contribute to strategic professional growth and training. May supervise 1-2 student assistants.

Research 20% Contributes to the profession’s collective knowledge by engaging in scholarly research activity.

Service 10% Engages in service to the Libraries, the University, and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and contributory achievements. Represent KU Libraries in regional, national, and/or international professional organizations of relevance to the performing arts. Participate in regional, national, and/or international consortial collaborations.

Required Qualifications Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent from a foreign institution by time of appointment. Experience that demonstrates an interest in teaching undergraduate students. Experience that demonstrates an understanding of issues faced by non-traditional, first-generation, underrepresented populations, and international students. Effective written communication skills as demonstrated by the candidate’s application materials, and other examples of written work and/or publications.

Preferred Qualifications Interest in creating programs and services for transfer, first-generation, and underrepresented student populations. Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community. Knowledge of instructional design and pedagogical principles. Familiarity with academic programs and/or services for an online environment. Knowledge of assessment techniques employed in libraries and in higher education. Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and self-direction.

Additional Candidate Instructions Applicants should attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references (at least one should be a current or previous supervisor) to this online application. Please address in your cover letter how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin March 5, 2018 and will continue until position is filled. An online application must be completed to be considered for this position.

TO APPLY, GO TO: http://employment.ku.edu/academic/10958BR . Contact Information to Applicants Tanay Adams tanay.adams@ku.edu 785.864.8357 Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with experience and education Application Review Begins Monday, March 5, 2018 Anticipated Start Date Monday, June 25, 2018


Job Title: Elementary School Teaching (Certified)/Library Media Specialist
Category: Media Specialist
Contact Name: Leticia A. Porter
Contact Phone: (913) 667-8144
Contact Email:
Job Description:

Bonner Springs/Edwardsville USD 204 is now accepting applications for a Library Media Specialist A valid Kansas License in Library Media grades PreK-12 will be required by August 1, 2018 To be considered for potential positions you must complete the on-line application from our web page www.usd204.net/employment

After you have completed the initial application log into your account as positions are posted to indicate your interest. USD 204 Classified staff and Substitutes applying for a certified position must complete the external application. Currently the District pays towards the health insurance premium per month with the insurance the District provides. Participation in the 125 Cafeteria Plan is available.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively support equal access for all people, regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.