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The Idaho State Historical Society is looking for a Reference Librarian!

Reference Librarian

Open for Recruitment: August 20, 2018 - September 5, 2018
Announcement # 02918081386
Salary Range: $19.35 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise


The Idaho State Historical Society is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Museum, Idaho State Archives, State Historic Preservation Office, and Old Idaho Penitentiary and Historic Sites Program. We seek to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving, sharing, and using history and cultural resources relevant to today to inform and influence the future.

The Reference Librarian is responsible for managing the Merle Wells Research Center & Reading Room at the Idaho State Archives (ISA) and overseeing on-site and off-site reference service in coordination with archives staff. Incumbent is responsible for ensuring library and archival best practices are followed in accordance with the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists.

The Reference Librarian works Tuesday through Saturday.

General Responsibilities:


Reference
•Provides reference and research assistance to patrons who visit the research center using catalogs, finding-aids, databases, genealogical sources, and personal knowledge of holdings of Idaho State Archives.
•Performs specialized reference work involving determining the location of specific information in large collections of government records, personal papers, and other collections.
•Apply professional judgment to complex policy and procedures to fulfill a variety of information requests.
•Provide leadership in the delivery of Reference Services and Outreach for the Research Center and Lincoln Legacy Exhibit.
•Analyze reference work processes and procedures; make and evaluate improvements; and provide technical assistance to others.
•Oversee reference service for Research Center for on-site and off-site reference requests.
•Implement and maintain best practices in management of Reference Services in accordance with the American Library Association and the Society of American Archivists.
•Oversee the education and compliance of Research Center customers on Reading Room Policies and Procedures as part of the reference interview process.
•Provides reference and research assistance to patrons contacting the division by mail, e-mail, or telephone using the tools described above.
•Coordinates the answering of mail, e-mail, and telephone reference requests by overseeing the distribution of correspondence equitably among available staff.
•Monitors responses and in-person assistance by other staff for thoroughness, timeliness, and consistency.
•Maintains the public access computers home page to assist researchers in identifying ISHS and/or other web-based tools of use to our patrons.
•Provides tours, orientation sessions, and classes on general and specific topics to encourage the use of ISHS research materials.
•Prepares the reference desk schedule and solicits assistance from non-reference staff to fill in as needed.
•Serves as the initial contact for researchers who have complaints and concerns about their reference experiences and has responsibility for trying to resolve problems if at all possible.
•Instills in reference department staff the agency’s expectations of a high level of customer friendly service and addresses any concerns with individual employees.


Outreach
•Promote access to collections and market use of the Idaho State Archives Research Center and Lincoln Legacy Exhibit through outreach, public education programs, community partnerships, social media, exhibitions, site-hosted events and other opportunities when appropriate.
•Maintain and update archives section of agency website in accordance with agency guidelines.
•Provide support to agency public programs and outreach efforts as assigned.


Collections Management for Research Center
•Oversee Collections Management of the Research Center holdings including the accessioning, cataloging and technical processing of materials including books, microfilm newspapers, Journals, and miscellaneous Vertical File materials.
•Manage the collection development of holdings for the research center.
•Suggests items to be acquired that are consistent with the collection policy but that would improve customer service and/or new research interests.


Supervision
•Supervise library assistants, interns and volunteers.
•Establish goals for section staff, monitors their work and prepares performance evaluations
•Oversee the training of reference staff on the compliance of Reading Room Policies and Procedures
•Revises position descriptions as needed.
•Establishes a positive work environment and promotes effective communication with and between staff.
•Sets priorities for cataloging of research center materials for Library Assistant 3.
•Evaluates library assistance projects to ensure alignment with best practices, SMART Goals and Agency Strategic Plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science


•Experience developing, implementing, and evaluating a library project, program or service


•Experience in librarianship, including applying current (last two years) library trends and technology


•Experience supervising others


Desirable Qualification:
•Experience providing reference services for historical and genealogical research, using special collections such as governmental records, manuscripts, photographs, and maps

To apply for this position you must go the Division of Human Resource website at:

https://www4.labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=02918081386 

Learning Technologist at Western Washington University Libraries (Bellingham, WA)

Western Washington University Libraries is hiring! The Learning Technologist will work with Western Libraries’ faculty and staff to develop, support, and maintain digital learning objects and online services within Western Libraries. The Learning Technologist will also co-develop, and provide, training and support for instructional technology to colleagues in the Libraries. This position will report to the Director of Technology & Discovery Services, and is situated in a division within Western Libraries that is responsible for the optimal access to and use of different technologies within the Libraries’ environment.

Please see further details about the position here: http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495882/learning-technologist

Questions? Contact the search coordinator at connie.mallison@wwu.edu or (360) 650-4447.

GARDEN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY - YOUTH SERVICES AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

POSITION OPENING: GARDEN CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY – YOUTH SERVICES AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR

 

The Garden City Public Library is seeking a Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator.  This is a department head position tasked with creating, conducting, and marketing all youth programs.  The position requires somebody who is passionate about youth literacy, interested in STEM programing, skilled at managing a complex schedule of programs, and able to make meaningful outreach connections in the community.   This position supervises one Youth Services Assistant.  Standard hours are Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm with fluctuations for programming needs. 

 

Three years of library or youth programming experience is required.

 

Hours: 40hrs/wk

 

Wage: Grade 8: Starts at $18.80/hr plus benefits

 

Position Closes: August 23, 2018 at noon

 

Please submit a letter of interest and a Garden City Employment Application to:

 

Susanna Smith

City of Garden City

6015 Glenwood Street

Garden City ID 83714

 

Or email to:

ssmith@gardencityidaho.org

and

lpettyjohn@gardencitylibrary.org

Library Assistant -- The Community Library, Ketchum, Idaho

Looking for a fun library job in a small mountain town?

JOB SUMMARY
This Library Assistant works with a team to provide consistent, dynamic, and excellent customer service to library users and members. This is a part-time, entry-level hourly position of approximately 24 hours per week and may include evening and Saturday shifts. The hourly pay range for Library Assistant is $15-16.  As this is primarily a public-service position, a desire to work with and help people is key. Typing and computer skills are required.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
• Demonstrated initiative; ability to problem solve and think critically in order to establish and
communicate clear priorities, and delegate resources accordingly.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment.
• Demonstrated computer skills, including email, Microsoft Office, and internet research.
• Demonstrated excellence in time management and organization.
• Demonstrated commitment to continued professional growth.
• Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of diversity and inclusion consistent with the
library’s aims.
• Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are highly advantageous.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
This position is open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and
three professional references as PDF attachments to Nicole Lichtenberg, Operations Manager at
nlichtenberg@comlib.org using subject header "Library Assistant". Please direct all questions to
Nicole Lichtenberg at the aforementioned email or by calling 208.806.2640.

Visit our website at: www.comlib.org.  A job description is posted at: http://www.comlib.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Circulation-Library-Assistant.pdf.

StreamNet Library Project Leader/Librarian

Position Title:            StreamNet Library Project Leader/Librarian

Starting Salary:          $72,148 (CRITFC equivalent to GS 12 plus benefits)

Department:              Fishery Science                          

Classification:            Full time, regular, Exempt

Duration:                   Appointment thru September 30, 2022 potential for extension dependent on                                     annual availability of project funding.

Location:                    Portland, Oregon

Recruitment Period: July 27-September 7, 2018

 

Job Summary/Primary Responsibility:     

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is seeking a Project Leader/Librarian to manage and guide the StreamNet Library, a small specialized collection that provides access to data and literature on Columbia River Basin fish, fisheries, and fisheries research. The incumbent will be inspired and expected to provide leadership and full library support including catalog oversight, reference services, collection development, inter-library loan services, archiving, staff management, and the development of metadata to support the fishery management community in the Columbia Basin through the StreamNet Data Project.  

 

As Project Leader, the incumbent will lead, supervise, and delegate duties to the library team (2-3 FTE’s) to plan, organize, and manage the services provided by the StreamNet Library. Incumbent will cooperate with StreamNet Data Project partners via the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NPCC) to incorporate relevant published information into the StreamNet Library collection. Incumbent will also assist in preserving the organizational history of CRITFC and provide informational support to the four treaty tribe fishery programs. As the Librarian, the incumbent will be responsible for original and copy cataloging based on current standards and authority control and will provide inventory guidance to the library team.  In addition, the incumbent will aid with the upgrades and maintenance of the catalog, develop and maintain metrics on library performance, develop and maintain digital subscriptions, provide research support services to library users, and will spearhead library outreach activities. The ideal candidate will be organized and possess exceptional leadership, problem solving, communication, and user services skills.

                                                                         

Essential Functions:

  • Project Administration—develop, manage, and oversee annual StreamNet Library statements of work and budgets, purchasing, and submission of all necessary documentation to CRITFC and StreamNet partners. Establish and maintain reliable usage records and prepare metrics for quarterly and annual reports. Serve as a member on the StreamNet Steering Committee;
  • Librarian—perform assignments related to StreamNet Library reference and user services. Collaborate and coordinate with StreamNet partners, tribes, state agencies, federal agencies and stakeholders. Review, implement, and/or modify policies and procedures that guide library service components and collection development. Monitor and maintain the library print and digital subscriptions. Perform database maintenance for bibliographic and authority records. Provide guidance and implementation on any integrated library system (ILS) upgrades;
  • Team Leader—Supervise and lead library staff to ensure library mission and StreamNet partner services are met. Organize structured work plans, document library accomplishments, complete annual performance reviews, and coordinate meetings related to library functions and service;
  • Outreach—Establish and maintain respectful and strong relationships with CRITFC Commissioners and staff, tribal fishery program professionals, StreamNet partners, and other federal, state, and local agencies contributing to the region’s fish and wildlife programs;
  • Other duties as assigned and appropriate to CRITFC and StreamNet goals and purposes. For example, consult with and assist tribal and agency libraries lacking professional library staff or services.          

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited program is required. A minimum of three years relevant experience working in a library, archive, or museum setting and familiarity with automated library systems;
  2. Management and supervision experience, needs assessment experience, ability to work positively with a team of professionals to provide information and research services;
  3. High proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint);
  4. Must have an ability to work with library automation software;
  5. Practical knowledge and experience with organizing, maintaining, and managing library collections and services—including reference, acquisitions, cataloging, and digital data management (both storage and retrieval);
  6. Knowledge of copyright laws as they pertain to libraries, collection development, and inter-library loan;
  7. Experience with evaluating, acquiring and disseminating information in digital formats and digital information storage and retrieval systems;
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking;
  9. Knowledge of social media, networking, Internet resources;
  10. Knowledge or experience with concepts of database design, website design, and/or application development.

 

Desired Qualifications:

The following qualifications, although not required are desirable:

  • Extensive knowledge of natural resource and anadromous fish issues in the Columbia River Basin;
  • Extensive knowledge of Columbia River Basin tribes and treaty rights;
  • Experience with media conversion for purposes of keeping information current and in accessible formats;
  • Experience with the Koha open source Integrated Library System;
  • Experience with OCLC or other shared bibliographic utility;
  • Experience working in a shared management environment.

 

Supervision Received/Given:

This position reports directly to the Fishery Science Department Manager. The incumbent will act as primary supervisor for all StreamNet Library staff and occasional volunteers or interns. This position is responsible for coordinating work schedules, assignments, performance reviews, and is the primary contact for StreamNet partners. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, ensuring excellence in library services.

 

Physical Working Conditions: 

Work is performed in an office setting at the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in Portland, Oregon. Environmental conditions are maintained at levels appropriate for preservation of library materials. An office space is provided for privacy and concentration; however, the incumbent is expected to actively interact with the library team to identify, define, and solve problems and to exchange and coordinate information, ideas, and concepts, and be available to users of the StreamNet Library.

 

The work requires a great amount of concentration and attention to detail. The position requires regular use of computers and video display terminals. Occasional evening or weekend work may be necessary. Periodic shifting and movement of library materials or collections may be required. Occasional travel outside of Portland may be required to attend Commission meetings, perform outreach, or receive work-related training.

 

Application Procedures: 

All qualified individuals including women, veterans, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Under the authority of Section 7 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, CRITFC shall give preference in employment matters to qualified enrolled members of the four CRITFC member tribes, then to qualified enrolled members of other federally recognized tribes. If CRITFC is unable to fill openings with such qualified tribal members, other qualified applicants will be considered.

 

CRITFC will consider non-US citizen applicants who are authorized to work in the U.S. If not authorized to work in the U.S. CRITFC will provide reasonable support and accommodations to the candidate who is obtaining U.S. work authorization. Except for certain employer-required costs, CRITFC will not pay for any costs related to applicant legal representation filings for work authorization or immigration, or other fees and costs related to obtaining work authorization or immigration status from the U.S.

 

If accommodations are needed during the application process, please contact Human Resources.

 

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered. Complete applications include a cover letter, CV/resume, a completed job application (available on our website www.critfc.org “Employment Opportunities” on lower left corner, or by calling 503-238-0667), a copy of relevant certifications and at least three professional references, Submit to:

 

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Attn: Human Resources

700 NE Multnomah St., Suite 1200

Portland, OR 97232

Email: hr@critfc.org

Fax: 503-235-4228

District Director - Prairie River Library District

Prairie-River Library District Director $55,000+ DOE.  40 hours per week.  Benefits:  vacation, sick leave, medical insurance, PERSI.  The district consists of eight small rural branches located generally along the Clearwater River between Lapwai and Kooskia, and on the beautiful Camas Prairie, with the main branch in Lapwai, ID.  PRLD is an independent taxing district and a member of the VALNet consortium, with 49 public and school libraries in north-central Idaho and southeast Washington.

 

The Director manages the administrative and financial activities of the district, working with a dedicated team of about 20 staff members, and an informed, involved elected Board of Directors who share a commitment to the quality of literacy and library programs and services that impact residents of our area, as well as participates in the operation of the consortium.

 

Complete job description and how to apply can be found at: www.prld.org 

Position will remain open until filled.  First review of applicants will be July 31, 2018.

Youth Services Supervisor

Youth Services Supervisor |  City of Boise Library!

Summary Statement

Supervises staff in the delivery of programming and information services to children and families in the Youth Services Division at the Main Library. Work is performed independently under general supervision.

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit an application on the City of Boise's Website

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid/jobs/2124450/youth-services-supervisor?keywords=library&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

 

Essential Functions

Oversees development and delivery of programs for children and families. Ensures programming is appropriate for the audience, supports library objectives as well as meets the needs of the community. Monitors division budget and reviews purchases of supplies or minor equipment. (20%)

Oversees delivery of reference and reader's advisory services to children and families. Ensures professional and support staff are providing appropriate customer service. Interprets and explains policy and procedures to employees and customers. Resolves customer complaints or refers to appropriate personnel. (20%)

Performs duties of a professional librarian. Provides reference and readers advisory services to children and families. (20%)

Supervisory responsibilities: Employees in this position are authorized to recommend and/or effect the full range of duties (with appropriate managerial review), including hiring, performance evaluations, transferring, promoting, assigning of significant duties, rewarding, disciplining and terminating employment; exercise independent judgment to direct others work and have the authority to take corrective action; and, utilize people skills to communicate, motivate and direct or oversee a person, group, department, or organization. (40%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%

Requirements

Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited school or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Functional knowledge of public library management, practices and procedures; library collection maintenance; children's literature and child development; programming, reader's advisory and reference services for children and families; supervisory and management practices; public access catalog and office software; basic accounting and budgeting processes.

Ability to provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers; work effectively with children and families; use excellent communication and time management skills; supervise and motivate a professional and support staff; interpret and apply policies and procedures; evaluate situations and determine an appropriate course of action; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, and the public; communicate effectively in the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance; complete assignments in a timely fashion; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; maintain prompt and regular attendance; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training
Five years of progressively responsible library experience providing programming, reference, and reader's advisory services to children and families; experience supervising employees in a library setting; and direct customer service experience in an urban library setting.

Special Requirements
All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.


Drug Free Workplace: In accordance with the City of Boise Drug Free Workplace Regulation, this position is designated as safety sensitive and is subject to testing requirements including Post Offer Applicant Testing, Random Testing, Reasonable Suspicion, Post - Accident, etc. Applicants will be required to submit to screening for illegal drug use prior to hire. Appointment to this position is contingent upon a negative pre-employment drug test.

This position has responsibilities that require the person to work with minors or individuals with disabilities.

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts
While performing the duties of this job the employee is always lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs, rarely lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. Also the employee is always pushing/pulling up to 10 lbs, rarely pushing/pulling up to 50 lbs. The noise level is occasionally loud. Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision. Employees will sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach and grasp. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment
The work environment will include inside conditions, with areas of dust, odors, mist, gases or other airborne matter. Work includes protected exposure to infectious bacteria.
This position works: one weekend every 4-5 weeks or as needed, one evening shift a week.

 

Part Time Librarian Position in Idaho Falls

Stevens-Henager College in Idaho Falls is looking for a part time librarian.  If interested, here's the link to apply:

https://cehe.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CEHE_Careers/job/Idaho-Falls-ID/Librarian_18-0053-1

 

The purpose of the Librarian is to enrich, inform and assist students and instructors in their pursuit of academic, professional and personal goals. Resources include tangible as well as electronic tools, and instruction is provided to assist patrons in utilizing them to their fullest potential.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the campus Library.
  • Maintain inventory of all materials such as:, texts and periodicals, research journals and databases, reference works, multi-media and/or electronic resources
  • Maintain Records for circulation of books
  • Introduce new students to the library.
  • Aid in the acquisition of materials for the library.
  • Prepare and maintain a budget for the library.
  • Meet with teachers to encourage library usage
  • Attend department and full staff meetings.
  • Maintain web-based materials.
  • Manage textbook check out.
  • Train staff.
  • Enforce college regulations/policies.
  • Maintain library hours.
  • Report preparation:  Usage logs and budgets.
  • Teach classes in library research
  • Must be able to lift 15 lbs.
  • Other related duties.

Public Services Specialist - Hailey Public Library

  • Hailey Public Library is seeking a customer service librarian whose focus is connecting citizens of all ages with information in a variety of formats. Includes relationship building, reader’s advisory services, and passion for books and media. Comfort with technology and bilingual skills in Spanish and English preferred. Ability to cover youth programs a plus!

     

  • Full time, good benefit package. Must be able to work some evenings and Saturdays. Wage DOE. Open until filled.

     

  • Qualified candidates should apply to the Hailey Public Library with a city application (posted on haileycityhall.org), cover letter, and resume with references or Library Director at lgelskey@haileypubliclibrary or 7 W Croy, Hailey ID 83333. EOE

 

Librarian- Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine

As part of the ICOM Library team, the Librarian will primarily be responsible for ensuring access to print and digital collections through electronic resource management, cataloging, and interlibrary loan. The Librarian will aid in library planning, budgeting, and staffing decisions and will represent the library in the absence of the Director of Library Services. The Librarian will also be expected to provide reference services and instruction to students and faculty.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Manage and troubleshoot the library’s electronic resources, including e-books, e-journals, and databases
  • Create tools to aid patrons in the discovery and usage of library resources
  • Perform original and copy cataloging of all formats of library materials
  • Collect and analyze resource usage statistics
  • Instruct patrons in locating, using, and evaluating medical information resources

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A team player who values collaboration, mutual support, and team cohesion
  • MLS, MLIS, or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Experience with library access services (cataloging, circulation, electronic resource management, discovery software)
  • Experience working with interlibrary loan services (DOCLINE, ILLiad, WorldShare, etc.)
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Experience in an academic and/or health sciences library environment preferred
  • Working knowledge of medical information resources (PubMed, Cochrane, etc.) preferred
  • Experience with Springshare products helpful

Application available here: https://idaho-college-of-osteopathic-medicine.workable.com/j/95FCDA8CE4

Contact Molly Montgomery with any questions: mmontgomery@idahocom.org