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    Position Title: Library Director Organization: Worthington (OH) Libraries Job Description: Find Yourself Here at the 2007 Library of the Year! The Board of
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      Position Title: Library Director
      Organization: Worthington (OH) Libraries
      Job Description: Find Yourself Here at the 2007 Library of the Year! The
      Board of Trustees of the award-winning Worthington Libraries seeks a
      creative and dynamic director to build on the Librarys excellent
      reputation as a leader in both the library field and the community it

      Worthington Libraries serves the City of Worthington, plus the larger
      School District service area (an increasingly diverse population of
      61,153) through its main library and two branches. With three beautiful
      facilities, a dedicated staff (109 FTEs), an active Friends
      organization, and a 2010 operating budget projected at $8.7 million, the
      Library loans 3.5 million items annually and provides an outstanding
      array of programs and services to the community.

      As a vital part of a vibrant community, Worthington Libraries focuses on
      providing future-oriented library service in a spirit of collaboration
      guided by careful financial stewardship. The challenge for the next
      director is not only to continue this tradition of excellence, but to
      further the mission of the Library by developing new opportunities for
      community involvement, staff development and organizational growth.

      Worthington is a northern suburb of Columbus, which is located in the
      center of Ohio. As such, it combines the attractions and convenience of
      an active urban center with small town charm. Worthingtons focus on its
      historical roots, its emphasis on education and cultural amenities, and
      its commitment to community collaboration, all contribute to produce an
      outstanding quality of life. Additional information on the Library,
      Worthington and the surrounding area can be found at

      Responsibilities. The Director of the Worthington Libraries will report
      to a seven-member Board of Trustees and work with the Board, staff and
      major stakeholders to achieve the strategic vision for the Library as
      defined in its 2010-2012 Strategic Plan. Overall responsibilities
      include: continuing and building on extensive collaborative partnerships
      with other library systems and community organizations; leading a team
      of talented professionals to manage exceptional library services and
      programs; providing sound fiscal management while continuing to build
      and strengthen resources; and implementing new technologies to diversify
      access to information. For additional details see the complete job
      description at http://www.gossagesager.com/wjd.pdf.

      Qualifications. A masters degree in library science from an ALA
      accredited program; a minimum of five years of professional library
      experience in positions with progressive levels of responsibility; and a
      minimum of three years of experience supervising a system-wide
      department or branch library, preferably in a public library. Essential
      attributes and skills include: creativity, energy and enthusiasm;
      demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the
      community; political acumen; collaborative and consensus-building
      skills; experience in providing sound fiscal planning and management;
      and a thorough knowledge of current trends and best practices for
      library service. Proven success working effectively with a
      policy-making board is highly desirable.

      Compensation. A starting salary range of $100,000-120,000 (with final
      placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an
      outstanding fringe benefits package.

      How to Apply: For further information, contact Gossage Sager
      Associates/Bradbury Associates via email or call 816-531-2468. Apply
      via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word
      attachments to DanBradbury@... or

      Closing Date: 05/02/2010
      Contact Name: Jobeth Bradbury
      Email Address: jobethbradbury@...

      Organization: William Jeanes Memorial Library, Lafayette Hill, OA

      Job Description: The William Jeanes Memorial Library, a nonprofit
      corporation, serves the 17,000 residents of Whitemarsh Township
      (Montgomery County). Guided by a seven-member appointed Board, the
      Library staff (currently 10FTE), with an annual budget of $600,000,
      operates a single, 11,000-square-foot 1971 facility circulating 100,000
      items per year. A substantial portion of the library's budget is funded
      by the Township, with additional contributions from the Friends of the
      Library, individual gifts, grants and an annual allocation of
      Commonwealth Library funds. Whitemarsh Township (14.53 square miles) is
      home to excellent public and private schools, preserved open space,
      historic sites, and beautiful public recreation facilities including the
      Schuylkill River. It is immediately adjacent to Philadelphia and linked
      by a network of roads and public transit routes.

      The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills that
      inspire, motivate and engage the community, Board, staff, elected
      officials and potential donors in developing and implementing a shared
      vision for enhanced library service. Desired skills and experience will
      include: strategic planning, budget preparation, facilities and space
      planning, library technology, fundraising and grant writing, and working
      with library staff and volunteers. Additional information on the
      William Jeanes Memorial Library and the community is available at

      Minimum qualifications for the position include an MLS or MLIS from an
      ALA-accredited school, a minimum of five years of progressively
      responsible public library experience including a least three years
      supervising a public library department or directing a smaller public
      library, and a strong knowledge of library administration with financial
      experience, knowledge of library technologies, and significant staff
      development and management experience desired.

      Compensation: Hiring salary range $60,000-$70,000 with a competitive
      benefits package.

      How to Apply: For further information: Contact Jobeth Bradbury at
      jobethbradbury@.... This opportunity will close May 31,
      2010. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume as Word
      attachments via email to: jobethbradbury@....

      Cataloging and Digital Services Librarian - Assistant/Associate

      Organization: Marshall University Information Technology/Huntington,
      West Virginia Job Description?: Position Type: Full-time position. Rank
      and Salary:

      Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

      Qualifications: ALA accredited Masters in Library Science, three to five
      years of cataloging experience (preferably in an academic or research
      library) in a variety of formats, knowledge of current and emerging
      national cataloging standards (e.g. AACR2, MARC21, Library of Congress
      Classification, LSCH, RDA, FAST, FRBR, etc.) and familiarity with
      metadata standards and practices (e.g. Dublin Core, TEI, Onix, OAI-PMH,
      METS, EAD, etc). Excellent oral and written communication skills;
      demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate and implement
      multiple projects, ability to write and carry-out policies and
      procedures, prior successful supervisory experience; knowledge of
      cataloging rules, standards, and controlled vocabularies; awareness of
      current issues and trends in cataloging and metadata; demonstrated
      ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and
      production-oriented environment and adapt to a fast paced rapidly
      changing environment; demonstrated ability to work independently, as
      well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies; broad knowledge of
      the field of librarianship, strong commitment to enriching access to
      library resources and potential to meet established library criteria for
      promotion and retention.

      Duties: Generating tradition original/copy cataloging and metadata to
      enable cross-collection searching for print and digital collections.
      Perform original cataloging in all bibliographic formats; play major
      role in the libraries' digital projects. Creation and development of
      standards for metadata for a variety of digital collections. Participate
      in research and instruction services (e.g. information literacy,
      embedded librarian, teaching freshmen seminar, etc.).

      How to Apply?: Application Procedure: Send letter of application,
      resume, a copy of official transcripts, and letters from a minimum of
      three professional references to: IT Admin (Catalog & Digital Services
      Librarian Search), 304 Drinko Library, Marshall University, One John
      Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25755 or itrecruiting@....

      Background Check Required: YES

      Closing Date?: mm/dd/yyyy

      Contact Name?: Yanzhi Wu

      Email Address?: itrecruiting@...

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      > > Staff Librarian, Bluefield State College

      Organization: Bluefield State College

      Job Description: This position requires an MLS/MLIS from an accredited

      (ALA) program with one year experience in academic setting preferred.

      Responsible for the bibliographic instruction program of the library, as
      well as for designing, editing, and updating the library website.

      Shares evening duties with other librarians one night a week and
      occasional weekends. This is a classified, exempt, pay grade 17 position
      with a starting salary of $30,767.

      How to Apply: Submit a letter of application, resume, college
      transcripts, a list of three references and a BSC employment application
      to: Human Resouces, Bluefield State College, 219 Rock Street, Bluefield,
      WV 24701

      Contact Name: Christina Brogdon, Director of Human Resources

      Email Address: cbrogdon@...

      Please do not write to me about these jobs. I am just passing on the
      information. Each listing gives the contact information.

      Bruce Alan Wilson, M.Ed., M.S.L.S., C.A.S.

      Reference Librarian, State Law Library

      1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Bldg. 1, Rm. E-404

      Charleston, WV 25302


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