Library Technician Youth Services – Shreve Memorial Library – Shreveport

Library Technician Youth Services Department
Broadmoor Branch Library

Full-Time, non-exempt

Vacancy: 12-BR-8

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, this individual is responsible for a variety of work in the operation of an area of the library system, can function with occasional monitoring of work progress and work quality by the immediate supervisor and performs related work as required.

1. High school diploma or equivalent
2. 30 semester hours of successful college course work
at least two years of paid, full-time customer service experience.

Some knowledge of:
1. standard library principles, practices and procedures;
2. electronic and printed materials, resources and databases.
Ability to:
1. make decisions based on established policies as well as common sense;
2. use resourcefulness, tact & courtesy in dealing with library patrons;
3. relate & communicate effectively with other library employees;
4. understand & carry out complex oral & written instructions;
5. type accurately & efficiently & use a computer.

* Primary assignment in the Youth Services Department but will be cross-trained and may assist in other departments as needed.
* Youth Services: performs youth services, consulting with the Youth Services Librarian; conducts or assists with children’s/young adult’s programming and with school visits to the library;
acts as story telling substitute as needed; is responsible for providing weekly story time for ages birth through 2 ½ years; assists with set-up for programs and organizing craft activities; assists with displays in the Youth Services area.
* Information Services: Assists with some reference and readers’ advisory services to patrons; refers adults and children to the proper department when needed; assists patrons in the location of materials, databases, and other library services; places holds for patrons; provides basic computer assistance to patrons.
* Circulation: Charges, discharges, and renews library materials; answers telephone; registers new borrowers, updates registration records, pulls and processes request books; takes interlibrary loan requests.
* Finances: Assesses and collects fines for overdue materials and payment for lost materials from patrons; makes change for patrons; collects payment for printing and faxing.
* Shelving: Empties book drop; assists with filing and sorting; shelves books and materials; straightens books and materials on shelves; reads shelves for proper order; searches for lost books and materials; requires ability to bend, stoop and push heavy book trucks; assists with displays as needed.
* Professional Development: Attends monthly staff meetings; meets monthly with supervisor for work plan meeting; attends other meetings as necessary.
* Other duties as required.

PRESENT SCHEDULE [subject to change without notice]
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Will work some Sundays on a rotational basis.

Applications accepted until position is filled

Two weeks after selection

$10.55/hour + benefits

CONTACT: A Shreve Memorial Library application must be submitted to be considered for a position; applications are available at all SML locations and at the library’s website: Send application to Jennie Paxton, Associate Director for HR, Finance & Administration, Shreve Memorial Library, P.O. Box 21523, Shreveport, LA 71120-1523.

A criminal background check and a drug screening are part of the pre-hire process. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, non-job related physical or mental disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Our facilities are non-smoking facilities.

Librarian – South Louisiana Community College – Lafayette

South Louisiana Community College
Lafayette, LA

QUALIFICATIONS: MS, MLS or MLIS in library and information science or related degree. Experience working in either an academic or a public library.

JOB OBJECTIVE: Provide reference, circulation and information literacy instruction services to students, faculty and staff throughout South Louisiana Community College campuses.

Application review begins August 1, 2012.

APPLICATION: To apply candidates must submit a SLCC application, copies of academic transcripts for credentialing purposes and AA form (optional). RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF THE APPLICATION.

However, resumes are accepted in addition to the application packet. The application can be downloaded from our website by visiting the employment opportunities page.

Please send the application materials to:

South Louisiana Community College
Attn: Anita Myers/Administrative Coordinator
320 Devalcourt St.
Lafayette, La 70506

If you have any questions please contact the HR department at

South Louisiana Community College is a member college of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate of the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, disability or veterans’ status see job description.

Librarian – Nicholson Memorial Library System – Garland, TX

Librarian (2 positions)
Nicholson Memorial Library System
Garland, Texas

Position Description: Responsible for providing professional reference and reader’s advisory services to library patrons. Also, responsible for assisting library users with library technologies and online resources & technologies.

Resolve patron problems and interpret policies. Provide professional reference, reader’s advisory, and programs to library users. Carry out special project assignments. Provide assistance with online resources and the Internet to a large number of computer users. Perform basic hardware and software troubleshooting. Provide instructional classes on the Internet and other online resources, and present educational programs, as assigned. Stay apprised of new resources through continuing education, professional journals and training.

Location: Garland, Texas (Dallas area)

Employer: Nicholson Memorial Library System

Type of Library: Public

Salary Comment: $37,835.20 to $49,192.00 (DOQ)

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from American Library Association accredited college or university. Up to 1 year related experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Experience: 1-3 years of professional public library experience. Advanced graduate level coursework or working knowledge of library technologies and online resources. Training or experience in working with mainstream social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, etc.) in a public library setting. Primary responsibility for producing news releases, newsletters and other publicity for an organization. Comprehensive knowledge of current practices in public libraries, including reference services, reader’s advisory, and library technology. Comprehensive knowledge of online resources. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to work cooperatively and congenially with others. Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to handle customer issues and complaints appropriately. Ability to work closely with others as part of a team. Skill in creating content using social media tools (e.g. Flickr, YouTube, etc.)

Contact: Will Massey

Send Resume to: All applications must be submitted via the City of Garland website Job Opportunities. Phone: 972-205-2475. Fax: 972-205-2706.

Telephone: 972-205-2475

Fax: 972-205-2706


Special Instructions: Valid Class C Texas driver’s license

Chief Bibliographer for the Humanities – Tulane University – New Orleans

Chief Bibliographer for the Humanities – Re-posted
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana




Howard-Tilton Memorial Library invites applications for a Chief Bibliographer for the Humanities. The library values its strong print and digital collections in the Humanities, and is seeking a dedicated and dynamic professional to lead the continued development in this area.


The Chief Bibliographer for the Humanities is a creative and service-oriented librarian with a strong background in the humanities. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries and is one of three chief bibliographers who comprise a primary collection development unit whose goal is to build and improve the quality of the library’s print and digital general collections. The Chief Bibliographer for the Humanities is responsible for the largest number of general and endowed funds designated for humanities disciplines; selects materials using those funds; and works with domestic and foreign approval plans that auto-ship materials. The person in this position is also responsible for the selection of rare books. He or she maintains humanities collection policies through appropriate faculty contacts and provides training and guidance to other librarians with smaller numbers of bibliography assignments in the humanities.

More generally, chief bibliographers may be called upon to provide research assistance at the library’s Research Desk or to researchers otherwise referred for collections expertise within a chief bibliographer’s scope of subject responsibility. They have a key role as general communication links between the library and the academic departments to which they are assigned through the library’s liaison program. They are often called upon as a resource to assist other librarians engaged in the library’s instruction, outreach, and scholarly communications efforts (including digital initiatives). They are expected to develop expertise in emerging technologies and lead and/or participate in innovative library projects.


Required: ALA-accredited MLS; experience with collection development in an academic library; excellent interpersonal, communications, and organizational skills; a record of working well in groups and consistency in meeting deadlines; enthusiasm for an innovative and cooperative environment; advanced degree or scholarship in a humanities discipline.

Preferred: Proficiency in one or more non-English language.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience; generous benefits including a choice of health plans, tuition waiver for self and undergraduate tuition waiver for dependents.


Tulane University is an AAU/Carnegie Research Institution and ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top fifty national universities in the United States. The university is located in beautiful uptown New Orleans where it borders the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and Audubon Park. Howard-Tilton Memorial Library is the university’s main library with an ARL research collection of more than four million titles.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, résumé, and names with full contact information of at least three professional references via email to Andrea Bacino ( or mail to:

Tulane University
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
Attn: Andrea Bacino
7001 Freret St. 2nd floor
New Orleans LA 70118

Youth Librarian, Albany-Springfield Branch – Livingston Parish Library – Livingston Parish

Youth Librarian, Albany-Springfield Branch
Livingston Parish Library

DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Are you creative, energetic, and love working with children? Livingston Parish Library is looking for an enthusiastic person, who enjoys working with young children and teens. The applicant must have a good working knowledge of children’s literature, excellent interpersonal skills with a commitment to excellent customer service, collection development experience and the ability to work with minimal supervision while demonstrating tangible results of his/her work. The applicant should also have experience coordinating summer reading programs and other events, have excellent organizational skills, have the ability to meet deadlines and have excellent verbal and writing skills. This position will work closely with other librarians throughout the library system. Reports to the Albany-Springfield Branch manager and the head of youth services.


General duties
• Creates an environment in the children’s and teen’s area, which provides for enjoyable and convenient use of library resources
• Maintains current lists of shelf reading assignments
• Ensures that youth area and information desks are kept clean and orderly.
• Creates attractive and current displays and decorations for youth service area.

• Coordinates with Head of Youth Services to conduct parish wide programing.
• For non-parish-wide programs, plans and conducts branch programming for youth ages 0 to 17.
• Plans and conducts story time following set guidelines.
• Provides outreach services to area daycares, preschools, schools, after school programs, camps and other community groups.
• Compiles monthly program statics.

Reference & Collection
• Serves as specialist in children’s/teen literature and reference
• Analyzes youth collection for titles and subjects that need to be added and reports needs to Head of Youth Services
• Develops bibliographies, reader’s advisory materials, book displays

• Assists branch manager in material evaluation, building and equipment maintenance needs, handling patron complaints and correcting potential safety hazards
• Provides back-up support to other library personnel
• Performs other functions or special projects as directed by the branch manager or library administration.
• Performs some branch manager duties in her absence.

• Thorough knowledge of children’s and young adult books and related materials.
• Thorough knowledge of developmental needs of children and teens.
• Ability to work without direct supervision
• Initiative to determine and complete needed tasks
• Ability to meet and relate to public and staff members in a positive and constructive manner
• Considerable knowledge of computers, automated search methods and ability to effectively use the various information access methods available in the library.
• Flexibility, initiative, creativity, energy, patience, and tact.

• Physical requirements include the ability to move around the facility, bend, stoop, carry at least 20 pounds, push loaded book trucks.
• Some agility is needed to conduct story time using action rhymes.

QUALIFICATION: A master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school required. Youth services experience preferred.

SALARY: $31,000+, dependent upon experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 3, 2012


APPLY: Send letter of application, resume, official university transcript, and three references to Giovanni Tairov, Library Director, Livingston Parish Library, PO Box 397, Livingston, LA 70754.

Records Analyst/Processing Archivist – Archdiocese of New Orleans – New Orleans

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has an opening for a Processing Archivist/Records Analyst.

Primary duties consist of the appraisal, arrangement, description, preservation and processing of archdiocesan records, sacramental records, and personal and professional papers of key archdiocesan leaders and clergy.  Maintains archives database for all inactive and historical records of the diocese.   Daily duties include the ongoing processing of collections, answering research and reference questions and records management.
Must have knowledge of archival and records management theory and current practice, good oral and written communication skills, ability to work effectively with people as well as work independently.  Archival certification is not necessary but willingness to work towards certification is required.
Position is full-time.
To apply, please submit resume to:
Emilie Gagnet Leumas, PhD, CA
Archdiocese of New Orleans
7887 Walmsley Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70125-3496

Director – Church of the Brethren – Elgin, IL

The Church of the Brethren seeks a director for the Brethren Historical Library and Archives (BHLA). The position promotes the history and heritage of the Church of the Brethren by administering the BHLA and facilitating research and the study of Brethren history. Responsibilities include to provide reference services, assure the cataloging of books and processing of archival records, formulate policies, budget, develop the collection, recruit and train interns and volunteers. Required education includes a master’s degree in library science/archival studies and extensive knowledge of Church of the Brethren history and beliefs. A graduate degree in history or theology and/or certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists is preferred. Required skills and knowledge include the ability to articulate and operate out of the vision of the Church of the Brethren; grounding in library and archival disciplines; customer-service skills; research and problem-solving skills; proficiency in Microsoft software and experience with OCLC products; and 3-5 years of work experience in a library or archives. Location is the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill. An application packet may be requested from Deborah Brehm, Program Assistant, Office of Human Resources, Church of the Brethren, 1451 Dundee Ave., Elgin, IL 60120-1694; 847-742-5100 ext. 367; Applications include a cover letter, resume, application form, background check authorization, resume, and three reference letters. Interviews begin Sept. 1.