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Library Assistant 3, Reference/Research Services, Oboler Library, Idaho State University, Pocatello

Please see link below for complete details and application process.

Open for Recruitment: November 13, 2017 - November 27, 2017
Announcement # 02928021935
Salary Range: $15.09 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Pocatello

Eli M. Oboler Library

Primary Purpose:

Performs and supervises specialized and complex paraprofessional library work in the Research Services (Reference) department assisting patrons with their research needs, managing scheduling and reports, supervising student assistants, and other duties as assigned.

--Kristi Austin

Lewiston Library Supervisor


Library Supervisor

Full Time, Great Benefits, Make a Difference
$16.00-18.00 per hour

Do you LOVE Helping Others? Are you Creative, Self-Motivated and Full of Enthusiasm?

If so, Lewiston City Library is the place for you! The Lewiston City Library staff is united in inspiring a passion for reading, personal growth and learning; ensuring access to information, ideas and stories; enjoying Lewiston’s distinctive community--- sound like fun, come join us!

The Position
The Library Supervisor frequently interacts with the public and provides back-up and operational support for the library’s front-line staff. Daily activities include scheduling, supervising, disciplining, hiring, training, coaching and developing staff and volunteers. The Library Supervisor is a problem-solver that resolves and troubleshoots work flow issues and develops solutions to increase productivity and efficiency of work flow.

The work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week and will include some evening and weekend shifts. Ability to work evenings and weekends on a rotating schedule and to adapt to schedule changes on short notice is required. This position includes PERSI retirement benefits, medical including dental, vacation and sick leave.

Requires an Associate’s degree in business, public administration or related field (OR) any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. 2 years of work experience in a library setting; 1-2 years of supervisory experience preferred. A valid driver’s license is required; this job requires the operation of a city passenger vehicle.

Selection Process
A City of Lewiston Application for Employment is required and available on the City of Lewiston website, or at City Hall, 1134 F Street (front lobby employment kiosk). Applications must be returned to City Hall, emailed to, or mailed to PO Box 617, Lewiston, ID 83501, no later than 5:00 pm on November 6, 2017. EOE/ADA-Reasonable accommodations on request

To Apply for any current job opportunities with the City of Lewiston, please complete a City of Lewiston Application. Applications needed to be returned to the Human Resources Department and can be done so by:

  • email at
  • fax at (208) 298-0925
  • mailing to or in person at City Hall, 1134 F. St. Lewiston, ID 83501

Public Services Librarian -- Gonzaga University School of Law Chastek Library, Spokane, WA

The Public Services Librarian manages circulation functions including patron services, reserves, and aspects of stacks maintenance. This position also provides reference and instructional service to law school students, faculty, and other library users. This position requires a strong commitment to service and problem-solving skills. The Public Services Librarian is responsible for insuring consistently high service to library users by establishing, documenting, and applying library policies and procedures; training and supervising student employees; and working with other departments in the Gonzaga Law School and Gonzaga University on issues relating to security, facilities, and use of the law library. Evening and weekend hours may be required in this position, depending on the need as determined by the Head of Public Services Librarian or Library Director.

A. Circulation Duties (50%):
• Supervise operation of the circulation desk of the library, assist library users at the circulation desk, and schedule coverage for circulation desk.
• Administer the circulation module of the Integrated Library System (Alma), including patron records, borrowing rules, and circulation statistics.
• Communicate with library administration, other departments in the law school, and the university regarding security, facilities, and student employment.
• Prepare Public Service Department statistical reports for library administration.
• Coordinate with the Technical Services Department to evaluate and revise workflow and procedures between departments.
• Hire, train, supervise, schedule, and evaluate student employees in coordination with the Head of Public Services Librarian. 
• Create, document, implement, and administer library policies, procedures, and training materials for Public Services Department functions.

B. Reference & Instructional Duties (40%):
• Provide reference service to students, faculty, and other library users. Staff the reference desk along with the Head of Public Services Librarian and Library Director. 
• Instruct law students in the use of the library and legal research methodology, both individually and in classroom settings. 
• Provide faculty research assistance as assigned by Head of Public Services Librarian and Library Director.
• Develop and update library instructional materials, publications, and online user guides to facilitate access to resources and promote awareness of library services. 
• Work with other librarians on collection development and stacks maintenance initiatives and projects. 
• Train and support library staff in the use of circulation module of Alma and other electronic resources.
• Work with law school IT staff to coordinate services to students and faculty.

C. Other Functions (10%):
• Assist and participate in library planning.
• Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge of legal research methodology and materials.
• Participate in weekly librarian meetings, public services department meetings, and monthly staff meetings.
• Participate in law school and university committees, as required. 
• Perform other duties as assigned in support of Gonzaga’s mission.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. M.L.S. (or equivalent) degree from an ALA accredited institution. 
2. Knowledge of electronic resources and integrated library systems.
3. A strong service orientation and ability to manage projects.

Posting closes October 30, 2017.

To Apply:


Youth Services Supervisor -- Nampa Public Library, Nampa ID

Seeking an innovative and motivating person to manage & develop staff; direct collection management; lead planning of dynamic programs while building cooperative community relations through the active Youth Services division of the Nampa Public Library.

For details and to apply, go to:*8D1A2DC0ED0779CF

The principal function of an employee in this class is to direct specific library work, coordinate activities, manage personnel, and ensure the efficiency of the assigned Departments workflow. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Library Director, good initiative and independent judgment are expected of these employees. Effective working relations will be established and maintained with library staff and Department Heads, other City employees and Departments, and the general public.

Education: Master's Degree Required, Field of Study: Library or Information Science Or Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Experience: 4 plus years of experience in Library Operation, including Supervisory experience or Any combination of experience and training which provides the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Department: Library
Job Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Library Director
Grade/Level: $4,000-$4,420 per month/DOE

Librarian - Lancaster Library, Los Angeles

This position works under the general supervision of an Assistant Library Administrator and either:  1) have immediate charge of a Group I level community library including the supervision of specialized professional as well as professional, paraprofessional, and clerical staff; 2) direct and coordinate the work of the department-wide highly-specialized reference services, which include the ethnic resource centers and other special resource collections.  For more information click the link to see the full job description

Circulation Technician

Jerome Public Library 

The following position is now available:

Circulation Technician

The City of Jerome is a dynamic organization which positively affects our citizens every day. Every position within the City is expected to be a leader within our organization, as well as in our community. Responsible for all duties required at the circulation desk.  This full-time position works a varied schedule including some evenings until 7:00 pm and some Saturdays.

Acceptable Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED.
• One to three years customer service experience.
• One to two years library experience preferred.

Special Qualifications
• Bilingual skills in English/Spanish required.

Examples of Work (Illustrative Only) Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for front desk duties.
• Assists patrons in using the online library catalog and locating library materials.
• Schedules requested use of the meeting rooms.
• Provides immediate assistance to patrons.
• Checks in library returned library materials.
• Answers telephone calls promptly and provide information or assist callers as appropriate.
• Handles patron inquiries concerning overdue fines and lost material fees.
• Monitors the use of public computers and assist with technical concerns and questions.
• Manages computer reservations and assist patrons accessing emails, websites, performing job searches and building resumes.
• Oversees the use of the automated circulation system.
• Assists the Library Director with the overdue process by making the initial contact for overdue items.
• Collects and records fines; maintains and updates confidential patron record.
• Inputs data into the computer; such as new patron cards, library items, etc.
• Provides patrons with information about programs and services.
• Assists with the creation of library displays.

View the full job posting at

Pay rate: $10.59 - $13.23

Position Close Date: September 8, 2017


Linda Mecham

Jerome Public Library Director

(208) 324-5427 x115


Administration and Library Assistant

Concordia University is seeking applicants for the position of Administration and Library Assistant at the George R. White Law Library in Boise, Idaho. This is a full-time position. Successful applicants will assist in maintaining the basic workflow, processes and services of the library and provide excellent customer service to library patrons.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Coordinate and perform daily tasks and weekly projects in order to optimize the flow of library operations.

2. Greet and receive guests to the library, answer questions, and refer patrons to appropriate library staff or faculty as needed.

3. Work directly and indirectly with library patrons to ensure user needs are met.

4. Provide professional and friendly customer service at all times.

5. Ensure proper implementation of library policies and procedures.

6. Scheduling and supervise the work of library student workers.

7. Provide administrative support including but not limited to data entry, filing, processing bill payments, processing receipts and invoices, processing travel reimbursements, maintaining invoice reconciliation report, tracking invoices paid, processing and distributing mail.

8. Attend circulation desk, check in/out library materials, shelving and updating library materials.

9. Processing new books.

10. Maintain study room scheduling.

11. Assist in opening and closing library, updating library hours.

12. Performing administrative duties and/or special projects as requested.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Associates degree required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience providing administrative support in a higher education, library or legal services environment.

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Able to demonstrate exceptional customer service when interacting with the public in person, via telephone or electronically.

Able to work in an independent manner, demonstrating strong initiative, attention to detail and time management skills.

Knowledge of and able to use basic office equipment including copiers, phones, personal computers and scanners.

Knowledge of and able to use basic software applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint. Able to navigate network drives in order to look-up, save and retrieve information.

Able and willing to learn new tasks, skills, systems and procedures.


Concordia University is a private, Christian university. Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).


To apply for this position please see the full job description posted at Concordia University Employment Opportunities:


Librarian - Children's & Youth

Librarian- Children’s and Youth

Full Time
Hiring Range: $43,920-$48,000 Annual

Come join the Lewiston City Library Team! The NEW Lewiston City Library (Idaho) opened its doors to the public June 2013 welcoming nearly 2000 visitors. The library’s design showcases century old flooring, ceilings and pillars, honoring the legacy of this region’s timber rich past. Fresh, modern service and style and a beautiful, historic downtown have ensured 13,000-15,000 visitors every month. The Lewiston City Library provides access to culture, technology and free lifelong education in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Inside its doors you will find a friendly, knowledgeable staff, open spaces, quiet areas and state of the art technology.

The Librarian for Children and Youth will help us build excellence thru creating positive customer experiences and coordinate library services for patrons from birth to grade 12 and their caregivers.

The Lewiston City Library staff is united in inspiring a passion for reading, personal growth and learning; ensuring access to information, ideas and stories; enjoying Lewiston’s distinctive community--- sound like fun, come join us!

The City
The City operates under the Council/Manager form of government. Major Departments include Administrative Support Services, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Police, Fire, Community Development and the Library.

The Position
Duties may include Collection Development, Programming, Reader’s Advice, Reference, Outreach, Technology and Instruction to library patrons and staff. The Lewiston City Library’s current areas of focus are Early- and Hands-On Learning.

The work schedule for this position is 40 hours per week and will include some evening and weekend shifts. This position includes PERSI retirement benefits, medical including dental, vacation and sick leave.

A Masters in Library Science form an ALA-accredited program required. One year of library experience, or any combination of experience and training which providers the equivalent scope of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work. Working knowledge of children's literature and child development is highly desirable. Valid driver’s license required.

Selection Process
A City of Lewiston Application for Employment is required and available on the City of Lewiston website, or at City Hall, 1134 F Street (front lobby employment kiosk). Applications must be returned to City Hall or mailed to PO Box 617, Lewiston, ID 83501, emailed to, or faxed to 208-298-0925. This position is open until filled. EOE/ADA-Reasonable accommodations on request.

Digital Services Librarian



Library Director- Payette, ID

Library Director- Payette, Idaho



Job Description

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Applications need to be mailed to:

Must be mailed to:
Payette Board of Trustee
Attn: Library Board of Trustee Chair
24 S 10th St. 
Payette, ID 83661

Job Title: Library Director

Date: July 14, 2017

Department: Library Department

Exemption Status: Exempt

Reports to: Library Board of Trustees

Revision Date: July 13, 2017


General Summary

The principal function of an employee in this class is to plan, organize, manage, and direct the operations of the Payette Public Library.  The work is performed under the supervision of the Library Board of  Trustees, although considerable latitude is granted for independent judgment and initiative.  The Library Director advises the Board, implements policy set by the Board, supervises all library staff, acquires library materials, equipment, and supplies, and attends all Library Board meetings.  With the recommendation of the Library Director, the Library Board of Trustees shall hire other employees as may be necessary for the operation of the Library in accordance with city policies and procedures (I.C. § 33-2608).



The Library Board of Trustees shall appoint the Library Director, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Board (Idaho Code 33-2608).  The Board of Library Trustees shall hire, supervise, and evaluate the Library Director (I.C. § 33-2607(8)).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Partners with the Library Board of Trustees and community to develop the Library’s strategic plan, goals, objectives, and service responses in order to achieve the Library’s mission;
  • Manages day-to-day operations of the Library;
  • Implements policy set by the Library Board of Trustees;
  • Prepares the Library’s annual budget for Library Board of Trustees’ approval; acquires library materials, equipment and supplies; presents bills to library board of trustees for approval;
  • Works cooperatively with other city officials to assure the smooth, effective, and timely management of administrative, personnel, and budget matters; responds to all internal and external customers (city employees, other governmental representatives, business organizations, community groups and/or the public) in a courteous, responsive, timely, and friendly manner;
  • With approval of the Library Board of Trustees, coordinates intergovernmental relationships and professional partnerships with other library agencies;
  • Represents the Library in the community; promotes and coordinates library advocacy among library staff, Board, users, friends group, foundation; coordinates library outreach efforts in schools, service organizations, daycare centers, senior centers, and other outlets as appropriate;
  • Creates and maintains job descriptions for library staff members; trains, supervises, motivates, and evaluates the work of library staff;
  • Reads professional journals, listservs, blogs, and other appropriate resources for professional development to remain current on professional issues; reads professional reviews as part of the selection process for acquisition of library materials;
  • Attends meetings of professional organizations and consortia; takes advantage of opportunities for continuing education and training as they become available; and attends local, regional, state, and national conferences, whenever possible.  Participates in activities in order to remain current on principles, standards, and best practices in librarianship, library and information science, and informatics;
  • Oversees classification and processing of library materials;
  • Remains conversant and competent with hands-on operations of the Library;
  • Oversees collection development, including selection and deselection of library materials in various formats;
  • Maintains records; prepares monthly reports for Library Board of Trustees meeting packets; and compiles annual statistical information that the Library’s Board is required to submit as part of its report to the State Board of Library Commissioners (I.C. § 33-2611);
  • Attends all meetings of the Library Board of Trustees, but shall not vote (I.C. § 33-2608);
  • Refers callers or visitors to other appropriate city departments or other agencies as necessary;
  • Keeps Library Board of Trustees fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, any present or potential work problems, and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with city policies, procedures, and safety practices;
  • Directs and oversees library grant research, development, implementation, administration, and reporting;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an ALA-accredited program is preferred;
  • Work experience in library management, including supervisory experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of:

  1. Professional library principles and practices
  2. Public library functions, facilities, and operations
  3. Customer needs and service responses to meet those needs
  4. Standard integrated library system modules.


Demonstrated ability to:

  1. Administer library programs and projects
  2. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with library trustees, staff, and support groups, city officials and departments, communities, and organizations
  3. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to groups and individuals.



Special Qualifications

  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test.


Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, to permit the employee to communicate effectively;
  • Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, to permit the employee to review a wide variety of books and other materials in both print and electronic form;
  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to permit the employee to operate a personal computer and job-related software and make effective presentations;
  • Sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, to permit the employee to operate in the general library environment;
  • Ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, reading and writing, communicating with others, operating assigned equipment;
  • Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include sitting or standing for extended periods of time and lifting objects up to 50 pounds in a library environment.



Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skill required of all personnel so classified.  This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. 



Effective Date:                      7/13/2017              


Revision Date:                      7/13/2017