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Page updated August 21, 2014

Welcome to ODL Jobline! Below are the latest out-of-state library positions from individual institutions around the country. Jobline is updated when new announcements are received or when announcements expire.

For additional information, call or write the contact number or address listed with each position.

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Baxter County Librarian
Mountain Home, AR

The Baxter County Library is a purposeful and planned program that uses its resources to provide the best possible combination of library services to educate, entertain, and inspire the residents of Baxter County.

Baxter County, located between two crystal clear lakes in north central Arkansas, has a population of 42,000+ and is a regional market center. The area is known for its natural beauty, fishing, and outdoor recreational activities. It is home to a community college and regional hospital facility. The library has a new, state of the art main library and one branch; an annual budget of $1 million, a collection of 85,000, an FTE staff of 19, and more than 120 volunteers.

Under the policy direction of the Baxter County Library Board, the Baxter County Librarian (BCL) is responsible for planning and administering the complete program of library services either personally or through subordinate supervisors and staff. This position requires strong communication skills, professional library experience, and a willingness to lead by example.

Responsibilities: General supervision over all library system operations and personnel. • Leads in the development and delivery of library services to the community. • Serves as a motivated, engaged and positive mentor for library staff, with a focus on excellent customer service. • Facilitates and oversees staff development including training in the use of new technologies to ensure excellent standards of library service. • Drafts library policies for board approval; implements policy decisions. • Develops and maintains a collection of library materials and programs that meets community needs. • Ensures that a catalog of all library resources and materials is maintained in accordance to professional principles of library and information sciences to provide library users with ready access to materials and technology. • Oversees an active and effective marketing program using a variety of media so that the community can make maximum use of library resources. • Prepares draft of proposed annual budget for the Library Board’s consideration. • Administers the library budget, and accounts for all funds received or expended by the library system in accordance with accepted financial practices and to comply with Legislative Audit requirements. • Contracts for and ensures satisfactory performance of services necessary for the adequate maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment, seeking board approval when costs significantly exceed budgeted amounts. • Gathers statistical data to determine effectiveness of services, collections, and programs and to plan for future development. • Able to handle stressful situations, resolve disputes and handle difficult people. • Is actively involved in the community and serves as the library’s official representative with city, county, and state government. • Maintains cordial working relationships with schools, the college and other educational institutions. • Establishes and maintains effective partnerships with community organizations to improve library support and enhance resources. • Encourages a “culture of volunteerism.” • Actively seeks additional funds, including grants, to enhance library services.

The Baxter County Library is unique in that, although it is a county library, it receives significant financial support from the Baxter County Library Foundation and Friends of the Baxter County Library. The main library operates in a building funded by a grant to the Library Foundation. The ability to work closely with and enlist the cooperation of both organizations in support of library programs and services is critical to the success of this position.

Necessary Knowledge and Skills: • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of modern library systems and programs. • Thorough knowledge of modern information technologies and the ability to implement their use as needed. • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization, and supervision of a diverse staff. • Skill in operation of typical library equipment and tools including, but not limited to, networked computer system, personal computer, standard office software, and telephone system. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, and the public. • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; to plan, organize, coordinate and implement a comprehensive library program; to create and maintain reports and records. Physical Requirements: • The performance of this job requires the ability to walk, sit, talk, and listen; to use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, equipment, tools or controls; to climb and balance, stoop, kneel and crouch or crawl and reach with hands and arms. • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. • Specific vision abilities required include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS) from an ALA accredited institution.
• 5 years of relevant administrative experience.
Salary Range: $45,000–$65,000 commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Deadline August 10, 2014
Required Documents: • Resume • Cover Letter • Transcript

Email: gwen.k@baxtercountylibrary.org
Mail: Baxter County Librarian
Donald W. Reynolds Library
300 Library Hill
Mountain Home, AR 72653

Library Director
Liberal Memorial Library, Liberal, KS

This is a highly administrative and management position with responsibility for the daily operations of the library. The library director plans, coordinates, directs, and evaluates all daily functions of the library, oversees the physical building, programs, services, and finances, supervises library personnel, works in cooperation with the city of Liberal, and is supervised by the Library Board.

The Library Director is responsible for:

  • Library services: manages the provision of full library services to patrons and community organizations
  • Personnel management: responsible for hiring, managing, and evaluating the library staff
  • Financial operations: responsible for the preparation, management, and oversight of the library's budget
  • Planning and Policy Making: responsible for short and long term planning in cooperation with the Library Board and staff
  • Public relations: supervises all internal and external library communications and outreach
  • Physical plant management: oversees all aspects of the interior of the library building and grounds
  • Professional development: keeps current of new trends, library management, technology, legal issues facing libraries, and new ideas in library service
  • Library board: provides communication and staff support to the Library Board and maintain regular communication with the Board

This is a full, time, exempt, salaried position with health and dental benefits, sick and vacation leave, and state retirement plan.

Salary: 55,000+ depending on qualifications
Required: MLS degree from an ALA accredited graduate library school with public library experience

Send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to: Selection Committee, Liberal Memorial Library, 519 N. Kansas, Liberal, KS 67901 or board@lmlibrary.org Position will remain open until filled.

Library Director
Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN

Allen County Public Library, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, seeks a new Library Director. The main library of 367,000 square feet and 13 branch libraries serve more than 355,000 residents with an annual circulation of over 10.7 million. The library is home to the renowned Genealogy Center, the largest public genealogy collection in the United States. The City of Fort Wayne and Allen County offer a low cost of living with a high quality of life. Residents enjoy the amenities and attractions of an urban area with a Midwestern community spirit. This opportunity is available due to the upcoming retirement of the current Library Director.

Salary for this opportunity is $115,000/yr or higher based on qualifications.

Please visit here for details and how to apply for this exciting opportunity! We welcome inquiries. John Keister and Associates Executive Search for Libraries • P: 847–955–0540 • www.johnkeister.com • twitter @jkalibrary

Regional Jobline Websites
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Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA) Jobline
MPLA Members—Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana,
Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma,
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming.

Arkansas—Arkansas Library Association Jobline

Iowa—State Library of Iowa

Kansas—Kansas Library Association Job Bank

Mississippi—Mississippi Library Job Opportunities,
PO Box 10700, Jackson, MS 39289–0700 or call 601–359–1036.

Missouri—Missouri Library Association Jobline

Texas—Texas Library Association Jobline

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