Librarian positions in WV & Ohio, USA.
- 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
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
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 CollegeOrganization: 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,
Contact Name: Christina Brogdon, Director of Human Resources
Email Address: cbrogdon@...
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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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