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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.

Qualifications
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, www.cityoflewiston.org 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 HR@cityoflewiston.org, or faxed to 208-298-0925. This position is open until filled. EOE/ADA-Reasonable accommodations on request.

Digital Services Librarian

 

   Meridian Library District

 

Are you looking for a librarian role that primarily supports library resources in a virtual space? Be part of a transformational library committed to connecting the community to new and creative resources in meaningful ways. Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, an emerging technology branch (unBound), and online services. Meridian Library District’s unBound location was featured on the cover of Library Journal in February 2017.

This full-time Digital Services Librarian position:

  • Oversees the District's digital content including maintaining the visual appearance, organization, and accessibility of all library resources online (databases, electronic materials, and the external website)
  • Acts as a liaison between staff and website vendor
  • Develops strategies and processes for managing the District’s digital content
  • Instructs and trains staff around management of digital content (records, digital files, intranet, and network drives)

 Number of Hours: 40 hours per week or based on business need

Benefits: Eligible for a competitive benefits package including generous paid time-off and 100% employer paid monthly health insurance premium for employee Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage with the option to add dependents and spouse at reasonable, low cost rates. For a full description of the benefits associated with this position, download the PDF here.

 View the full job posting at http://www.mld.org/employment.  Ready to Apply? Click Here!

Position Close Date: Open Until Further Notice

Why Idaho? Meridian, ID was named by 24/7 Wall St. as America's #2 best places to live in the U.S. in October 2016. Idaho is a great and safe place to raise a family and has easy access to a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

 

Library Director- Payette, ID

Library Director- Payette, Idaho

CITY OF PAYETTE

 

Job Description

To Apply:http://www.cityofpayette.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={6BDB2864-846F-4C5A-987C-619928F8B4D1}&DE= 

CLOSING DATE: AUGUST 4, 2017

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).

 

Supervision

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.

 

Disclaimer:

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

Library Director- Payette, Idaho

CITY OF PAYETTE

 

Job Description

  

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).

 

Supervision

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.

 

Disclaimer:

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

Library Assistant Library! - Cole & Ustick, ID

Salary 
$11.42 - $13.33 Hourly
Location 
Library! - Cole & Ustick, ID
Job Type
Part Time
Department
Cole & Ustick Library Branch
Job Number
04413
Closing
7/20/2017 5:00 PM Mountain

Summary Statement

Provides circulation and reference services customer service support to library patrons. Assists librarians with administrative and programming support to ensure library goals and expectations are met. Works with considerable independence under general supervision.

We are currently seeking to fill two part-time positions at the Cole-Ustick and Bown Branches. Each position will work an average of 20-hours per week.

Essential Functions

Provides assistance to library patrons with circulation, reference and reader's advisory services. Assists public with locating materials and use of library computers. Researches patron account information. Schedules meeting rooms. Explains library policies and procedures. Provides directions and general information to the public. (40%)

Researches, plans, publicizes and delivers library programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. Prepares program materials. Creates signs, handouts and brochures. Develops and presents displays. Sets up and cleans up for programs and events. (30%)

Checks in returned materials using library computer systems. Maintains library collections by accurately sorting and shelving materials. Identifies and repairs damaged or incomplete library materials. Maintains periodicals collection. Processes interlibrary loan requests. (20%)

Orders supplies for office and programs. Performs proper library opening and closing procedures. Compiles statistics and creates reports. Acts as team leader when librarians or other senior staff are unavailable. Assists with various department or division projects. (10%)

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%

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid?

Librarian I, The Community Library, Ketchum, ID

The Community Library is a private non-profit library serving the general public in the Wood River Valley and beyond. We are seeking an exceptional individual to be part of our adult circulation team.   The ideal candidate for this position will be a team-player with strong customer service ethos and comfort with computers and emerging library technologies.  An ability to engage in reader's advisory and to teach digital skills are important aspects of this position.  This position will involve regular contact with library users and requires strong communication skills.

Other requirements/preferences:

  • Familiarity with digital technologies, reader's advisory and customer service
  • Some library experience and/or education or other experience related work experience
  • A demonstrated attention to detail and experience with database management systems
  • Ability to learn copy cataloging and other technical services workflows
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree preferred, accurate typing at 45 plus wpm, demonstrated customer service skills, computer literacy. 

Read the full job description HERE.

COMPENSATION:

This is a full-time, hourly position with a starting rate of $15 per hour (DOE) with medical, paid vacation/holiday and IRA after 60-day period probationary period.  Persons seeking PT work may apply but should indicated their specific availability; note: benefits are limited to FT employment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

This position is open until filled and will begin immediately upon hire (or as negotiated).  Please submit cover letter and resume to pparker@comlib.org.

Research Assistant - Legislative Research Library, Boise, ID

The Idaho Legislative Services Office is seeking a Research Assistant to work in the Legislative Research Library located in the State Capitol. Salary Range: $30,000 - $35,000 – Plus Competitive Benefits. Responsibilities: Perform and instruct others on the process of legislative history research; Assist the librarian with legislator research requests; Assist the librarian with cataloging library materials; Assist the librarian with indexing committee minutes and legislator research; Assist the public with general inquiries about the Legislature and the law; Files organization, filing and upkeep; Maintain Access database of library inventory; Process daily mail to include responses to written requests, updating search software, and logging in periodicals. Please visit our website for additional information and how to apply: www.legislature.idaho.gov

Librarian, Online Learning & E-Resources

 

Job Title: Librarian, Online Learning & E-Resources

Organization: College of Western Idaho

Closing Date: Open until filled

City & State: Nampa, Idaho

Brief description of position:

The College of Western Idaho Library seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, collaborative colleague to serve as our Online Learning & E-Resources Librarian. The successful candidate continuously assesses the holistic library experience of CWI’s online/hybrid students and faculty, reviews existing resources and services, and proactively identifies improvements and additions to support online users and CWI’s growing Online Campus.  The position monitors the Library’s services and resources offered to remote library users, including reference, instruction, outreach, circulation, and electronic resources, and collaborates with library colleagues to ensure that the needs of online students and faculty are being met, and that they are empowered to take full advantage of their library access. 

Link to the full job announcement:

https://cwidaho-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=582

Library Assistant II - Latah County Library District. Moscow, ID

The Latah County Library District seeks 2 Library Assistants at the Moscow circulation desk.

One position is 25 hours a week and the other is 30 hours a week.

Application deadline: May 22, 2017, 5:00 pm or until filled.

For additional job responsibilities and requirements, as well as application instructions, please click here.

Summer STEM From Your Library Coordinator

Do you love working with kids, being outdoors in the summer, and all things related to STEM? 
If so, this temporary summer position might be perfect for you!

 The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) is seeking two energetic educators who can help implement hands-on STEM activities to coincide with the 2017 Literacy in the Park and Idaho Foodbank’s Picnic in the Park program. From approximately June 5 – August 4, you will be taking Summer STEM from Your Library activities to different Treasure Valley parks Monday – Friday to introduce STEM activities to youth who may have barriers getting to libraries in the summer. This position will require you to read aloud to groups of children, engage in a variety of age-appropriate activities, distribute books, and collect data and information for the program. This position will also serve as a substitute for the Literacy in the Park program if needed.

 Minimum qualifications:

  • ·         Must have a valid driver’s license, liability insurance, and a reliable vehicle that you’ll be using each day
  • ·         Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs at one time.
  • ·         Must have a love of STEM and working with youth.
  • ·         Must be flexible and have some experience working with youth in a group setting. 
  • ·         Must be able to pass a state background check.
  • ·         Must have the ability to conduct programs in Idaho’s hot summer temps.

STEM education and/or library backgrounds and bilingual abilities are a plus.


Additional Information: ICfL will be contracting with two individuals for up to 15 hours per week at $18 per hour. The person needs to commit to this for the entire program period and will require use of personal vehicle to provide service delivery at multiple locations with mileage reimbursed.

 Ready to Apply? Applicants are asked to submit a resume and 200 word essay on why they’d like to be considered for this position to Tammy Hawley-House tammy.hawleyhouse@libraries.idaho.gov  by May 8, 2017. Interviews will follow for those most qualified.