Albany Public Library
Responsibilities: This is an executive leadership position as top library administrator of an urban library system consisting of one Main Library and six community branches in surrounding city neighborhoods. The library serves the 98,000 residents of the city of Albany, NY as well as 350,000 more customers as the central library in the Upper Hudson Library System, a consortium of 29 member libraries in Albany and Rensselaer counties. The position is appointed by the Albany Public Library Board of Trustees, a nine-member elected body that is responsible for library funding, policies, services and programs, and facilities. The Executive Director is responsible for fulfilling the comprehensive strategic plan, managing a $9.4 million annual budget, working with the Library's Foundation Board on development and fundraising initiatives, spearheading work on the yearly public vote on the library tax levy, implementing and evaluating library programs and services, ensuring high-quality customer service interactions, implementing technology and other industry innovations, recruiting and retaining a diverse and skilled workforce that currently consists of 89 full-time equivalent positions, maintaining a safe and pleasant environment in seven different facilities, and representing the library in the community to build partnerships and positive public perceptions.
Requirements and Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a college or university registered by the New York State Education Department to grant degrees with a Master's Degree or higher and eight years of full-time paid professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, three years of which must have been in an administrative capacity* over a complex operation. (*Administrative capacity is defined as spending the entire workweek planning, organizing, budgeting/allocating funds, staffing, and communicating.) SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Eligibility and application for a New York State Public Librarian's Professional Certificate at the time of appointment. Experience working in a multiple branch library system in an urban environment. Executive Director must be a resident of the city of Albany or must relocate to the city of Albany within six months of the date of his or her appointment to the position. IDEAL CANDIDATE:The ideal Executive Director candidate will be a/an: Forward thinker who can steer the implementation and evaluation of a new, comprehensive strategic plan; identify emerging technology, facilities, service, and other trends and bring them to the library; and make the necessary decisions to ensure the library continues to be a vital and well-used community resource. Excellent advocate who can effectively share the library story with the public, potential funders, community partners, businesses, government organizations, and non-profit entities to ensure continuing support, good will, and funding for the library and its mission. Skilled collaborator who can seek out and cultivate partnerships with community organizations, businesses, and others who can work together to further the library's programs, services, outreach, and financial stability; foster a culture of collaboration among staff; and build consensus to accomplish goals. Effective change manager who can lead the library through this time of great transition in an industry struggling to realign itself with customers' changing needs, constantly evolving technologies and material-delivery mechanisms, and public perceptions about the value and necessity of public libraries. Trusted team leader who can rally and empower staff to evaluate programs and services and make changes to better serve customers; provide guidance, training, and coaching to employees so they reach their full potential in service to the library; and lead the charge to fulfill the library's mission to educate, entertain, and empower the community.
Salary and Benefits: The minimum hiring salary is $100,000 annually. Competitive benefits including health, dental, vision, NYS Retirement, short-term disability, and the opportunity to participate in a deferred compensation program.
Application Process: Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references as MS Word or PDF attachments via email to HR Manager Marjorie Reinhart at email@example.com on or before closing date March 31, 2014 Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is committed to increasing diversity within its organization. - Posted March 3, 2014.
Harford Community College
Manager of Circulation and Acquisitions
Responsibilities: The manager supervises daily operations of circulation and acquisitions; maintains library statistics related to circulation, acquisitions, and building use; and supervises staff. Duties include, but are not limited to, placing purchase orders, processing invoices, and reconciling library accounts; scheduling Circulation Desk staffing; resolving patron issues; overseeing receipt of library materials; maintaining physical collections; hiring, training, and evaluating staff; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements and Qualifications: A bachelor's degree and one to three years of experience in a library or related field are required. Supervisory experience preferred. Applicants must be proficient in a Windows-based computer environment.
Salary and Benefits: $42,543 - $51,052
Application Process: Visit our Web site at http://www.harford.edu/job-seekers/career-opportunities.aspx to view job details and apply online. Online application must include a cover letter and resume. For best consideration apply by January 5, 2014. HCC is a smoke/tobacco-free campus. HCC is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community. - Posted December 12, 2013.
Univeristy of Maryland
Electronic Resources Librarian
Responsibilities: As a member of the Acquisitions Department reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased directly by the UM Libraries, and those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via consortia. Responsible for the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources; tracking license negotiations, and ensuring licensing terms are current. Researches existing license agreements and negotiates new licenses, develops and maintains guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitors subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, reviews the impact of current licensing on post cancellation archival access, collects usage statistics, registers and activates new electronic resources, and troubleshoots e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff. Works closely with other members of the department and division to develop licensing policies and e-resource management workflows for the Libraries' owned, leased, and new on demand e-resources. Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library faculty, has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: License Negotiation and E-Resource Management (60%): .Assists in new and renewal negotiations with vendors/content providers and administers new and existing licenses for electronic products, interpreting data for maintaining a license database, and consulting with University Legal Counsel to resolve license and contract issues. .Responsible for researching license agreements before new orders are placed, developing and maintaining guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitoring subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, collecting usage statistics, registration and activation of electronic access, and troubleshooting electronic resource access problems reported by patrons and other library staff. .Applies knowledge of copyright and intellectual properties principles to ensure that rights of library users are protected. .Oversees the linking of user terms and conditions to records in the Libraries' online pubic interface and ensures that resources are properly managed through the proxy server for user authentication. .Works closely with Metadata Services staff and Digital Systems and Stewardship staff to make sure electronic content and database resources are both discoverable and accessible to library users. .Maintains successful vendor/publisher relations and monitors and evaluates their services. Developing New Technologies and Best Practices (20%): .Plays a key role in the process of identifying, developing, and implementing the next generation of resource management tools. .Effectively identifies and applies new technologies in support of efficient workflow activities and develops expertise with emerging technologies. .Collaborates with others in the implementation of best practices, ongoing pursuit of workflow improvements and support, and development/dissemination of policies, guidelines, and procedures. .Works closely with subject liaisons and other staff to identify, select and acquire new information resources, assess needs of UMD community stakeholders, and adjust resources to fit new programmatic and research needs in a patron-driven acquisitions environment. Professional Development (15%): .Engages in research, publication, and active service in the profession. Other duties as assigned. (5%)
Salary and Benefits: Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.
Application Process: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. - Posted February 24, 2014.
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