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Director of Library Development and Networking

Closing Date: Open until filled
Entity: Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Description: The Texas State Library and Archives Commission is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Library Development and Networking. This position performs advanced managerial work providing direction and guidance in strategic operations and planning. Manages Texas State Library’s statewide programs to improve library services for all types of libraries through statewide resource sharing and programs to aid in the development of libraries. These programs include statewide continuing education and consulting, the TexShare program, the TexQuest program, statewide ILL, public library statistics and accreditation, competitive grants, community engagement programs, coordination of the LSTA grant, and a wide range of special projects. Recommends strategic direction, programs and plans to Director and Librarian. Manages division operations including staff and budget. Serves on agency administrative team. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Deputy Director, Officer of Library Services

Closing Date: Open until filled
Entity: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Description: We're looking for our new Deputy Director, Office of Library Services—someone to help us reach and engage the library, archives and related information services sectors across the country This key role translates IMLS goals and strategies into planning, executes on a grant-making portfolio, assesses effectiveness,and helps inform IMLS’s research and policy work. You’ll oversee a productive team of staff working on the Grants to States Program, the Native American and Native Hawaiian Library grants, the National Leadership Grants for Libraries, and The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant program as well as contribute to cross agency initiatives.

State Librarian for Missouri

Closing Date: 7/2/2017
Entity: Missouri State Library
Description: The Missouri State Library seeks a dynamic individual with proven leadership qualities to direct and further develop the Missouri State Library including the Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library. The successful candidate will be a forward- thinking leader and change agent, who can shape and communicate a compelling vision for Missouri's motivated and engaged library community. In addition, the Missouri State Librarian represents this innovative organization with nation and regional organizations. The Missouri State Librarian reports to the Secretary of State (SOS) as detailed in Missouri Revised Statutes 181 and provides leadership to the Secretary's Council on Library Development, the Wolfner Advisory Council, State Library Staff, Missouri local and regional libraries. The State Librarian oversees a staff of 41 employees, with an annual budget of approximately $10 million in state, federal and other funds. The Missouri State Library promotes the development and improvement of library services throughout the state, provides direct library and information service in support of the executive and legislative branches of Missouri state government and strives to ensure all Missourians have equal access to library services.

Executive Director

Closing Date: Open until filled
Entity: Mississippi Library Commission
Description: The MLC Board of Commissioners seeks a dynamic leader to strengthen and enhance libraries and information resources for all Mississippians. The ideal candidate is a dedicated library advocate who possesses strong communication skills and has a proven track record of professional relationship development. The Board of Commissioners is looking for a skilled strategic planner to provide visionary, innovative and collaborative leadership for the agency and for Mississippi libraries. Successful candidates will excel in nurturing an organizational culture that values customer service, teamwork, diversity, creativity, and accountability. Through observation, participation and studying collected data, the Executive Director will develop knowledge of the entire state, and will use this information to determine strategies for improving and strengthening library services statewide.

Library Development & Networking Director

Closing Date: Open until filled
Entity: Library of Virginia
Description: The Library Development and Networking Division promotes the development of strong and effective public library service across Virginia as described in §42.1-46 of the Code by providing guidance, assistance, training, advice, and counsel to Virginia’s public and other libraries and through its administration of the State Aid to Local Public Libraries program and oversight of federal funding allocated to Virginia through the Library Services and Technology Act. The purpose of this position is to administer and oversee the Library of Virginia’s programs and services for public and other libraries in the state by ensuring that the division provides timely and accurate consultation to library directors and trustees on library policy and funding issues, continuing education, training, children and youth services, and assistance in planning and implementing new library technologies. The individual selected for this position is responsible for oversight of state and federal funding for public libraries and serves as a member of the Library's Executive Management Team.

Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Entity: New Jersey State Library, affiliated with Thomas Edison State University
Description: Reporting to the State Librarian, the Deputy State Librarian for Library Support Services supervises statistical and Per Capita State Aid processes Oversees the interpretation of library law for libraries, supervises the JerseyCAT interlibrary loan process, monitors and drafts updates to regulation in conjunction with the Office of Legislative Services, monitors legislation impacting libraries functions as the LSTA coordinator and liaison to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, oversees the LSTA five year plan and convenes the LSTA Advisory Council as necessary, acts as liaison to the College for librarian certification issues.

State Administrative Manager 15

Closing Date: 08-07-2017 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Entity: Library of Michigan/Michigan Dept. of Education
Description: This position assists the State Librarian in providing leadership and direction for the Library of Michigan in the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). The Administrative Manager leads, manages, and supervises staff members responsible for Special Collections Services programs, projects, grants, outreach and evaluation relating to the Michigan Collection, Rare Books, Law Library, Michigan and Federal Documents, outreach coordination and reference services. The Administrative Manager provides input to the State Librarian regarding policy, prioritization of programs and services and works with the management team and other departmental staff in developing annual spending plans and monitoring expenditures.
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