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Branch Supervisor – St. Charles Parish Library – St. Charles, LA

Reports to:  Assistant Director

Supervises:  Circulation Assistants, Custodian

Classification:  LTA II

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

Primary Duties

In addition to the routine tasks performed by all staff members, specific duties of the Circulation Supervisor include, but are not limited to:

* Schedule, supervise and counsel branch staff, substitute staff, and volunteers.

* Prepare monthly reports and employee time sheets.

* Provide assistance to patrons at the circulation desk and throughout the library.

* Effectively convey, enforce and follow all library policies.

* Conduct tours and class visits.

* Coordinate displays and exhibits.

* Train staff in the library’s procedures, policies, services, and resources.

* Prepare performance evaluations.

* Schedule patrons’ use of meeting rooms.

* Plan branch programming activities.

* Order and display income tax materials annually.

* Receive and make available documents for public review.

* Count and record daily monies received.

* Maintain an attractive, inviting atmosphere in the library.

* Deals with behavioral issues that may disrupt normal use or operation of the library. Assists with maintenance of building security. For example: enforcing library policies for patron behavior; participating in disaster and emergency procedures; completing incident reports and calling police or other official assistance, when necessary.

* Attend training courses and undertake special training activities as directed.

* Serve on system-wide library committees.

* Maintain files and records of branch operation.

* Assist in the hiring of new personnel.

* Assist in annual budget recommendations.

* Confer regularly with Assistant Director on topics of branch management.

* Undertake special assignments as directed.

* Work cooperatively and in professional harmony with staff members, administrators, and the community.

* Follow all library policies and procedures.

* Perform other duties and assignments as required.

Education, Experience, and Training


* State approved or accredited high school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma.

* Two years of college or special skills and extensive experience.


* Four year college degree.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

In addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a Circulation Assistant, this position will require:

* Knowledge of library policies and procedures.  Ability to provide courteous public service and present clear explanations of established policies and procedures.  Ability to think and act appropriately under pressure.

* Knowledge of Dewey decimal system and other methods by which we arrange and access materials.

* Proficiency in using library automation system and online databases.

* Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite or other open source office programs, the Cloud, social media, tablets, e-readers and smartphone devices including the ability to find and download applications from app stores on multiple devices.

* Familiarity with Overdrive, Hoopla, Flipster and other library products and services.

* Ability to create flyers, documents, spreadsheets and assist others in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet.

* Ability to plan and organize library programs and activities.

* Ability and willingness to learn and use new software and services.

* Experience teaching/training.

* Supervisory experience.

* Good oral/written communication skills.

Hours and Working Conditions

* Regular work schedule may vary depending on the needs of the branch.

* Must be able to lift and or transport objects weighing up to 40 pounds; push or pull carts loaded with materials weighing more than 150 pounds.

* Must be able to place books and other materials in proper alpha-numeric order on shelves at various heights, ranging from floor level up to 84” high.  May need to use step stool.

* Must be able to perform jobs in areas where seating cannot be provided.

* Must be able to work in book stack areas where there is exposure to dust, newsprint, etc.

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter via email to:  jobs@myscpl.org by 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 6, 2015.


St Charles Parish Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Cataloger/Systems Administrator – Louisiana Tech University – Ruston, LA

REQUIRED QUALIFICATONS:  ALA accredited Master’s  Degree.  Current working knowledge of RDA – Resource Description and Access and/or Anglo American Cataloging Rules and Library of Congress classification.  Excellent English language and communication skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Prefer 2 or more years of cataloging experience in an academic library, including metadata.  Experience with automated library systems (preferably Sirsi Dynix Symphony) and OCLC.  Knowledge of Superintendent of Documents classification system.  Two years of supervisory and management experience.  Current experience with Microsoft office programs.

DUTIES:  Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, the Cataloger will direct and supervise Bibliographic Management Services division.  Establish Cataloging standards, policies, and procedures.  Perform original cataloging/classification of materials in all formats and maintain authority control in the library catalog, using MARC or other appropriate schema.  Responsible for oversight of government publication processing and catalog access.  Ensure accurate bibliographic records, maintain records of library holdings, and provide annual statistics.  Manage catalog web links and metadata as needed.  Supervise a staff of 2 library paraprofessionals.  Participate in Library and University committees.  Engage in research, service and professional development. As a LOUIS Consortium Systems Administrator, serve as the interface with the LOUIS office for Prescott Library.  Coordinate and manage all Workflows modules.  Manage ILLiad software and CONTENTdm for the library.  Coordinate all software upgrades and report all problems and questions using Footprints.  Attend all System Administrator’s Meetings and attend training/sharing sessions as needed.

Louisiana Tech University is a selective admissions public university with 12,000 undergraduates and graduate students.  The main campus is located in Ruston, a city of 20,600 in the piney hills of North Louisiana and conveniently located between the two metropolitan areas of Monroe and Shreveport and two recreational state parks.  Ruston is a lovely small town with a low cost environment.  Prescott Memorial Library, with staff of 22 is a member of the LOUIS statewide library consortium.  Prescott Library housing over 3.8 million items, is a regional U.S. government documents depository, historical state depository, and is a member of Lyrasis and OCLC.

RANK/SALARY:  Competitive starting salary.  Twelve month, tenure-track position, appointment rank of Assistant Professor, competitive benefit package.

Application Review:  Review of resumes will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Procedures:  Send letter of application and resume with the names, addresses, e-mail addresses and daytime phone numbers of at least three professional references to:

Lynell Buckley
Chair, Cataloger, Search Committee
Prescott Memorial Library
P. O. Box 10408
Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, LA 71272

Louisiana Tech University, a member of the University of Louisiana systems, in an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the library consult our web-site http://www.latech.edu/library

National Digital Stewardship Residency program – Washington, D.C.

The application deadline for the National Digital Stewardship Residency program in Washington, D.C. has been extended for one week.  Applications for the program must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 6, 2015 through USAJOBS.

The NDSR program was created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  The year-long program will start in June 2015 and will provide recent graduates the opportunity to gain hands-on, professional experience in one of five different agencies in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.  Residents participating in the program will receive a stipend of $40,000 and additional funding for training and/or conference attendance over the course of the year. Agencies hosting residents for the 2015-2016 program include:

The American Institute of Architects

DC Public Library

Government Publishing Office

National Library of Medicine

U.S. Senate Historical Office

Recent graduates with a strong interest in digital stewardship are encouraged to apply.

Complete applications for the program will include:

·        A resume created within USAJOBS, demonstrating digital stewardship experience

·        Undergraduate and Graduate-level transcripts (uploaded in USAJOBS)

·        A one page cover letter that identifies professional objectives and top three projects (uploaded in USAJOBS)

·        A web link (provided in USAJOBSA) that points to a two to three minute video creatively showing aptitude for tackling the challenges of favorite host proposals and passion for digital preservation.

·        Two letters of recommendation from academic advisors or professors, previous employers, or college/university work-study supervisors.  The letters must be sent by the person providing the recommendation to ndsr@loc.gov by the application deadline.

More detailed application instructions, requirements and further information about the program can be found on the NDSR-DC website at www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.

The link to apply through USAJOBS is https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389615400.

Diversity Librarian – University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN

Appointment Rank:        Research Assistant Professor

Salary:                                  $48,000

Available:                            July 1, 2015 (Three-year term appointment)

The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications for a three-year Diversity Librarian Residency program. UT Libraries will select two librarians for a new cohort group in this successful career growth program. The purpose of the residency is to attract recent library school graduates to a challenging and rewarding career in academic librarianship. Residents will work closely with colleagues to develop specialized expertise, build leadership experience, and foster collegial relationships within the university learning community.  Residents will also provide meaningful contributions to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university, participate in library committees, and become involved with professional associations.  In the first year, the Residents will rotate through three functional areas to be determined mutually by the Residents and the Libraries.  In the second year, the Residents will develop specialized expertise by focusing on one service area.  Emphasis will also be placed on developing a research agenda and program of scholarship. The third year will be spent bringing research and creative projects to completion.  Priority areas include:

·      Assessment

·      Cataloging and Metadata

·      Collection Development and Resource Management

·      Digital Libraries Initiatives

·      Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives

·      Instructional Services and Student Engagement

·      Marketing and Communication

·      Research Assistance and Liaison & Scholars Services

·      Scholarly Communication

·      Special Collections and Archives


Following orientation, residents will participate in a formal mentoring program.  Residents will receive guidance from their mentor and other UT Libraries faculty with the expectation of completing a specialized project or publication by the end of their residency.


A graduate degree from an ALA accredited master’s program earned between May 2013 – June 2015; ability to work effectively in a team environment; a commitment to advancing the Libraries’ and University’s diversity goals as demonstrated by past experience or through leadership activities; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated interest in scholarship and professional growth; strong service orientation; knowledge of issues and trends in academic libraries. Must have authorization to work in the United States for duration of the program (3 years).

The UT Knoxville campus seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University (http://www.utk.edu/diversity/).   To find out more about the Libraries’ commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.lib.utk.edu/diversity/


Expertise in one of the priority areas.


The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at http://www.utk.edu/diversity/.

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/diversity-residents/.


Three-year appointment as non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor with the salary of $48,000.  There is financial support for attending conferences, seminars, and workshops.  Relocation assistance will be provided.  Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (Voya (ING), TIAA-CREF, and Valic) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.


A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment to ejgreene@utk.edu.   Review of applications will begin February 23, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Assistant Professor of Library Science/Archivist – University of Louisiana – Lafayette, LA

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reports to the Dean of University Libraries and is responsible for arranging and describing contributions to the Ernest J. Gaines collection and further donations of papers and memorabilia by Ernest J. Gaines. The successful candidate will solicit, arrange and describe additional collections relevant to the aims of the Center; provide reference service; maintain the Center’s website; prepare traditional and online exhibits; determine and carry out digitization projects utilizing the Center’s manuscript holdings; promote outreach activities undertaken by the Center.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program; wide knowledge of archival principles. Must be self-motivated, service oriented and able to work successfully in a collegial environment. Desired qualifications are an additional degree in English, History or related area and certified archivist credentials.

ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT: The University Library has a faculty of 17 and a support staff of 36. Additional information about the Library is available at http://library.louisiana.edu. UL Lafayette is located in Acadiana, the region of southwest Louisiana known for its Cajun and Creole heritage. It is one of 8 publicly supported universities in the University of Louisiana system. UL Lafayette consists of 9 degree-granting units- The College of the Arts, Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Nursing, Science, and the Graduate School. The University has an approximate enrollment of 16,300 students with a faculty of 618 and offers degree programs in 75 disciplines, the master’s degree in 26 disciplines, and the doctorate in 9 disciplines. Additional information about UL Lafayette is available at http://www.louisiana.edu/AboutUs.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment with faculty rank, status, and benefits.

STARTING DATE: Negotiable, but anticipated for July 1, 2015.

APPLICATIONS: Letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information of five references must be received at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette by May 4, 2015, or until position is filled, and should be directed to:

Dr. Charles W. Triche III Dean of University Libraries Edith Garland Dupre Library

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

PO Box 40199 Lafayette, Louisiana 70504 or ctriche@louisiana.edu

Coordinator of Technical Services – Tennessee Tech University – Cookeville, TN

Volpe Library at Tennessee Tech University invites applications for an innovative, energetic and collaborative Coordinator of Technical Services to lead, coordinate, and administer the Library’s Technical Services Department, encompassing Acquisitions, Electronic Resources/Serials, Government Documents, and Cataloging/Metadata Services. The Coordinator of Technical Services will also be responsible for developing and leading a new data curation effort. The position manages a staff of eight engaged in procurement, organization, description, and maintenance of library materials in all formats and online access to information for effective discovery and delivery to library patrons.

This person will lead our ongoing efforts to enhance and streamline Technical Services processes and services through development of practical solutions that may include creative problem-solving, workflow analysis, assimilation of multiple perspectives and continual exploration and adoption of new technological skills and tools.


1. Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent.

2. Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience in an academic library.

3. Prior supervisory experience.

See www.tntech.edu/jobs for the complete job description with preferred qualifications and essential functions. TTU is a public, comprehensive university with 11,500 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official transcripts for all degrees conferred required upon appointment), and complete contact information for three current professional references. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered. Screening of applications will begin March 16, 2015; open until filled. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to equity@tntech.edu.