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Archival Assistant job open at the University of Idaho Library!

The Position: 

The Archival Assistant assists with processing university and manuscript collections, including accessioning, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats. Expands access to archival collections by encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) for contribution to the Archives West consortium and. Provides outreach and exhibits support by designing, installing, and planning for library and community displays and events, and assists in patron reference service, including assisting with orders and inquiries May train and supervise student processing assistants. Performs other related duties as assigned.


The Archival Assistant is responsible for working with the Head of Special Collections and Archives and the Archivist with accessioning materials; processing archives and manuscripts in all formats within the repository; using arrangement and description plans to achieve physical and contextual control over the materials; noting collections or parts of a collection to be digitized; contributing to the Archives and Manuscripts Processing Manual; assisting with training and supervising student assistants in archival processing, filing, and shelving; and keeping shelves and storage areas clean and orderly.

For More information and to apply:

Job closes on February 24, 2019! 

Youth Services Librarian

Starting Salary $42,991 - $62,522 annually DOE + Benefits


Are you interested in a career inspiring a passion for reading, personal growth and learning; ensuring access to information, ideas and stories; enjoying Lewiston’s distinctive community? Come join us!


The Position:


Librarians are responsible for providing professional library services in all areas of public and technical services.  The Youth Services Librarian performs a range of professional library services for library patrons from birth through grade 12 and their caregivers.  Duties may include Collection Development, Programming, Reader’s Advice, Reference, Outreach, Technology and instruction to library patrons and staff.  Librarians’ promote a customer centered philosophy and work as a positive team member to meet the needs of the library and to efficiently serve the library constituents of the City of Lewiston.  Provide insight on library trends and user needs to ensure library services feature, function, and meet library patron and staff requirements. 




·  PERSI Retirement

·  Paid Sick Leave

·  Medical, Dental, Vision Plan

·  12 Paid Holidays

·  Vacation Accrual

·  Basic Life Insurance

·  Fun & Supportive Working Environment

·  Beautiful, New Library


What We Are Looking For:


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred.
  • One year of library experience or equivalent.
  • Ability to relate to children, teens, and families.
  • Working knowledge of children’s literature and child development highly desirable.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • For a full job description, visit


Selection Process:


Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., February 10, 2019.  A complete City of Lewiston application, resume, and cover letter are required and may be obtained at City Hall, 1134 F St., or from our website at Applications can be returned to City Hall, emailed to, or faxed to 208-298-0925.

Caldwell Public Library - Circulation Assistant

Circulation Assistant

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$10.00 per hour
  • Posted Date:09/14/2018

Description: The City of Caldwell Public Library has an opening for a part time Circulation Assistant. Ability to stand for long periods of time, to stoop and to lift weight up to 10 lbs. Schedule varies and includes evening and weekend hours. Must possess good interpersonal skills and have the ability to effectively communicate with other City employees and the general public. Subject to a pre-employment drug test and back ground check.

Responsibilities: Individual performs a variety of tasks related to routine circulation, shelf maintenance and clerical functions at the Caldwell Public Library. Tasks include check-in and check-out of library resources; shelves resources, inputs data, issues, library cards, and collects monies; assesses the condition of library resources; maintains a daily pull list and fills patron requests; and assists patrons with signups of public computers, renewals, account issues, library holdings, and general information.

Qualifications: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and knowledge or previous experience in library services; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Benefits: PERSI Retirement 

Application Instructions: Obtain an application on the City’s website at or at the City of Caldwell Human Resources Office, 411 Blaine Caldwell, Idaho 83605. 

Contact Info: 

Alyssa Battaglia
Phone: 208-455-4690

Nampa Public Library recruiting for two Library Associate I (PT) Adult Services!

The Nampa Public Library plans to expand it's hours this fall and is expanding the Adult Services Division. We will be hiring two part-time Library Associates to help provide adults with dynamic events, computer assistance and general informational (reference) queries. We need English & Bilingual English/Spanish speakers. If you, or someone you know would be interested see details and apply at: City of Nampa_Jobs

Title: Library Associate I

Job Status: Part Time

Pay level: $11.97-$12.27 per hour

Performs a variety of reference, reader's advisory and directional services. Working with assigned supervisors, recommends, develops, and implements library programs, and outreach services for the public. Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties to promote library programs and services. Operates under the supervision and direction of an assigned supervisor.

The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform a variety of reference, reader's advisory and directional services. Assist patron service for reference activities and researching the library collection and resources. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with the assigned supervisors, other city and library employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are performed in a general library environment.

City of Nampa
411 3rd St. South (map)
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: (208) 468-5437
Fax: (208) 468-4435

or contact Beth Neunaber, Adult Services Supervisor, Nampa Public Library,



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:

•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.

•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.

•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: 

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:

Questions? Contact the search coordinator at or (360) 650-4447.




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:


Library Assistant -- The Community Library, Ketchum, Idaho

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

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.

• 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.

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 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:  A job description is posted at:

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 “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


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: 

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