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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.

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.

Department Specialist 13 – E-Rate Specialist


Closing Date: 09-05-2017
Entity: Michigan Department of Education
Description: This position serves as the expert for E-Rate for the State of Michigan which provides discounts to help eligible schools and libraries to obtain affordable telecommunications and internet access. The specialist interprets Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Orders and serves as official technical specialist for Michigan. The specialist is Michigan's authoritative E-Rate source for Michigan applicants and the State of Michigan.

Consultant for Public Library Management


Closing Date: 10-13-2017
Entity: State Library of North Carolina
Description: Consultant for Public Library Management, Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources, State Library, Raleigh, NC JOB CLASS TITLE: Library Professional DEPARTMENT: Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources DIVISION/SECTION: State Library / Library Development SALARY RANGE: $34,361.00 - $82,891.00 Annually RECRUITMENT RANGE: $34,361 - $64,219 SALARY GRADE / SALARY GRADE EQUIVALENT: 74 COMPETENCY LEVEL: Advanced APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Full-Time WORK LOCATION: Wake County CLOSING DATE: 10/13/17 5:00 PM Eastern Time DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Do you want to help other organizations work and think strategically? Do you have a passion for navigating workplace challenges? The State Library of NC invites applications from enthusiastic and user-focused individuals for the Public Library Management Consultant position. This position provides leadership, expertise, training, support, and resources to North Carolina libraries on management and governance issues. The successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge and experience with management principles, ability to think analytically and strategically, possess prior experience in personnel and managing employee relations, and can effectively prepare and present information to stakeholder groups. This position is a member of the Library Development section within the State Library of North Carolina. The Library Development section works collaboratively to provide statewide programs, services, and resources for North Carolina's library community. The LD section is composed of 7 subject-area consultants and additional staff devoted to the statewide consortium, NC Cardinal. Together the LD team is committed to ensuring all North Carolinians have access to exceptional library services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals. Primary responsibilities: • Provides consultation to library directors, local government officials, trustees, and friends' groups regarding organizational and management issues. • Serves as the in-house expert on library management and governance; aids other consultants in developing responses for public library staff and others; works with other Consultants on management-related programs. • Interprets state and federal rules, regulations, and procedures regarding libraries, including LSTA and State Aid grant programs, to library staff, board members, Friends, government officials, and other individuals interested in library services. • Conducts annual monitoring of State Aid eligible libraries to ensure compliance with all statutes, applicable state policies, rules, and procedures for the Aid to Public Libraries grant program. • Develops, manages, and implements statewide initiatives. • Represents the State Library at State and national meetings and conferences. • Provides guidance to NC library staff on developing project concepts and preparing LSTA grant applications. • Travel will be required. • Occasional night and weekend work will be required. Division Information: The State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government, with a mission to build the capacity of all libraries in North Carolina and to provide access to specialized collections for its residents. The State Library is comprised of three major programs: the Government and Heritage Library (GHL), the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Library Development. Department Information: The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES / COMPETENCIES: ** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. ** 3 years or more public library management experience Experience communicating information to different types of stakeholders at the local and State levels Strategic planning experience Outstanding written, verbal, presentation, and training skills Valid North Carolina Driver's License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment Incumbent will be required to present a topic to the interview panel Management Preferences: Management experience in a North Carolina public library Three or more years' experience at library director or manager level Experience with grant writing Experience working with board of trustees, friends' group, or other library stakeholders NC Public Librarian Certification or eligibility to obtain Experience demonstrating collegiality and a strong service orientation with co-workers, clients, and third parties Demonstrated ability to manage projects effectively and set priorities. Strong commitment to user-centered public services. If no one meets the advanced skill set management may consider someone who is at a journey level. MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in library and information science or a related discipline -OR- Equivalent combination of training and experience Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions or regionally accredited programs in North Carolina. If no one meets the advanced skill set management may consider someone who is at a journey level. SUPPLEMENTAL AND CONTACT INFORMATION: The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence. Please be sure to complete the application in full. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted and will render your application incomplete. Information should be provided in the appropriate areas, to include the following: Education, including high school and all degrees obtained, Work Experience, and Certificates & Licenses. It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive candidate information. Answers to Supplemental Questions are not a substitute for providing all relevant information within the body of your application. In order to receive credit for the supplemental questions, you must provide supporting information within the "Work Experience" section of the application, to support your answers Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application. To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders. Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627. Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click on "Application Status". Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 – 8 weeks. It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). CONTACT INFORMATION: N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Division of Human Resources 4603 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4603 Phone: 919-807-7373

Federal Programs Consultant


Closing Date: 10-16-2017
Entity: State Library of North Carolina
Description: Are you dedicated to creating partnerships, connecting libraries and helping them craft solutions to better serve their patrons today and in the future? Do you want to provide grant opportunities to libraries and help them receive funding for patron-driven projects? Do you enjoy working as part of a progressive and forward-thinking team? The State Library of NC invites applications from motivated, detail-oriented and user-focused individuals for the Federal Programs Consultant position. This position is the primary coordinator for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) federal grant program - providing leadership, expertise, training, support, and resources to North Carolina libraries. The successful applicant will demonstrate knowledge and experience with writing grant applications and evaluation strategies as well as possessing the ability to think analytically and strategically. The applicant will need to effectively prepare and present information to varying types and levels of library organizations. This position is a member of the Library Development section within the State Library of North Carolina. The Library Development section works collaboratively to provide statewide programs, services, and resources for North Carolina's library community. The LD section is composed of 7 subject-area consultants and additional staff devoted to the statewide consortium, NC Cardinal. Together the LD team is committed to ensuring all North Carolinians have access to exceptional library services and to the information resources they need to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.

Librarian III (Library Development)


Closing Date: 10/10/2017
Entity: Alaska Dept. of Education and Early Development Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
Description: The Library Development unit of the Alaska State Library is recruiting for a full-time Librarian III. This position is located in the beautiful Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building in Juneau. See attached photo of our one year old building. This position will be responsible for coordinating grants made by the State Library to libraries across Alaska, working with IMLS on all things grant-related, and coordinating the Governor’s Advisory Council on Libraries. This position will manage all aspects of Alaska’s public library statistics program and will train librarians on grants, statistics, and on any other aspects of library operations in which the candidate has experience. Library Development is a small unit, so this position will work collaboratively with colleagues on projects of importance to libraries across Alaska. To apply, go to: http://doa.alaska.gov/dop/workplace/ then: Search for Jobs Open to All Job Seekers. Search on Librarian III. Monthly salary is $5,741. This recruitment closes on October 10, 2017.

State Librarian of Kansas


Closing Date: 11-01-2017
Entity: Kansas State Library
Description: The State of Kansas seeks an individual with proven leadership qualities to direct the State Library of Kansas. The State Library was created in 1861, continuing the responsibilities of the Kansas Territorial Library. The State Librarian, who is appointed by the Governor, is the head of the agency. The duties of the State Librarian include administration of the following divisions: Reference, Statewide Services, and Talking Books Service. The State Librarian administers state and federal library funding, the state publications depository program, and the Kansas Center for the Book. The Talking Book Library for blind or disabled people is in Emporia. All other programs of the State Library are located in the State Capitol. The State Library has a staff of 30 full time employees and an annual budget of $5.7 million. The sections of law which govern the State Library of Kansas can be found in KSA 75-2534 et seq. Minimum Qualifications • Graduate degree in library science • Not less than 5 years actual experience in library administration Preferred Qualifications • Strong and positive experience in o policy administration and strategic planning o budget planning and execution • Demonstrated history of positive and effective o personnel management o staff and professional development • Demonstrated leadership in the library community • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with legislators and other elected or appointed officials • Experience speaking effectively before groups • Ability to manage a broad range of funding opportunities, including state and federal grant programs for libraries • Ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships with all types of libraries and other educational services institutions • Knowledge and understanding of current issues, practices and trends in libraries

State Librarian for Missouri


Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Entity: Missouri Secretary of State
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.

Division Director of the Utah State Library.


Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Entity: Utah State Library Division
Description: The Department of Heritage & Arts is seeking a creative and innovative individual for the Division Director of the Utah State Library. This individual is someone who can continue to grow a vibrant library system. The Utah State Library is looking for someone who is enthusiastic, visionary, and public service oriented with excellent management skills, traditional library skills, and the ability to effectively implement emerging technologies. Principle Duties The Division Director of the Utah State Library will: Responsible for the library's strategic plan. Manage and oversee a budget over $8.5 million. Oversee and manage grants. Oversee a staff of 55 employees. Partner with over 1,000 libraries including school, academic, public and special. Implements technological innovations. The Ideal Candidate The best person for this position is someone who: Has a Master's Degree in Library Science. Has a minimum of 5 years experience as a public librarian with supervisory and administrative experience. Has demonstrated leadership and management experience.
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