The Viking Library System (VLS) announces an excellent opportunity to lead a well-established federated regional public library system. Services are provided directly to the public through bookmobile and outreach services and indirectly through 11 independent member libraries. The system is funded through a combination of county, state, and federal resources.
Requirements for success applicants include: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library program, five to seven years of professional public library experience including public library management of financial, administrative, supervisory and operational activities; and an empathy for rural life and library service in a federated context.
For further information including a complete job description and application form check the VLS Director Search website. Applications accepted until position is filled; initial applicant review will begin February 13, 2017.
The East Central Regional Library (ECRL) announces the upcoming vacancy and search for a new Executive Director.
The successful candidate will be the Executive Director of a 6-county consolidated public library system in east central Minnesota which operates 14 branches and outreach services. The Executive Director reports to an 18 member Board of elected officials and appointed citizens representing the six counties which are Signatories to the East Central Regional
ECRL Vacancy Announcement with information regarding minimum qualifications, key areas of focus and a description of the position.
Application form and job description available at on the ECRL website.
The candidate application and supporting materials are due by Wednesday, January 18, 2017 and should be addressed to:
East Central Regional Library
Attn: Search Committee
244 So. Birch St.
Cambridge, MN 55008
Questions? Contact Mike Warring, Board President, at 763-350-4586
Job search underway in the southeast. SELCO seeks an individual with strong leadership skills to provide direction for a diverse membership and manage SELCO staff at its headquarters in Rochester.
SELCO has created customized webpages offering information to prospective candidates and SELCO/SELS stakeholders. The candidate information includes a warm invitation with an awesome testimonial video and photo essays. Additional links provide information about the regional public and multitype system and libraries around the region, as well as an outline of the search process.
The minimum qualifications require a MLS from an ALA-accredited school. Extensive management experience. Knowledge of multitype library systems. Resumes, with cover letter, will be accepted until January 31, 2017 and interviews will start in February. For more information, contact Sue Hall at Library Strategies, a consulting group of the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library.
The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) is looking for an Executive Director. This dynamic and challenging position will manage a cooperative that serves libraries in a nine county area around Mankato, Minnesota. Mankato is a vibrant, fast-growing city, home to Minnesota State University, Mankato and a thriving business community. The Executive Director reports to a fourteen member Board of Directors. Members include twenty public libraries (representing nearly forty branches), school media centers and academic libraries.
Services provided to member libraries include a Sierra (III) online catalog and circulation system, cataloging, delivery, inter-library loan, continuing education, programming and much more through a staff of twelve. Minimum requirements include a Master’s in Library Science from a program accredited by ALA and at least two years of public library administrative experience.
For further information check out www.tdslib.org or call 507-386-3022. Letters of application, resumes and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Salary from $88,000 per year and up, depending on experience, and generous benefits. Applications received by October 15 will receive top priority.
The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdSLC) is looking for an Executive Director. This dynamic and challenging position will manage a cooperative that serves libraries in a nine county area around Mankato, Minnesota. Mankato is a vibrant, fast-growing city, home to Minnesota State University, Mankato and a thriving business community. The Executive Director reports to a fourteen member Board of Directors. Members include twenty public libraries (nearly forty branches), school media centers and academic libraries.
Services provided to member libraries include a Sierra (III) online catalog and circulation system, cataloging, delivery, inter-library loan, continuing education, programming and much more through a staff of twelve. Minimum requirements include a Master’s in
Library Science from a program accredited by ALA and several years of administrative experience.
For further information check out www.tdslib.org or call 507-386-3022. Letters of application, resumes and references to: email@example.com Competitive salary, depending on experience, and generous benefits. Applications received by June 10 will receive top priority.
MELSA is currently pursuing a search for an Executive Director who will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of our organization according to the strategic direction set by our Board of Trustees and Advisory Board. The Executive Director of MELSA is responsible for implementation of policies, goals and objectives, as well as the financial management, program, and administrative management of the organization, operating within guidelines set by state statute. Specifically:
- Implement, accomplish and enhance the MELSA Strategic Plan as developed by both MELSA Boards and approved by the Board of Trustees.
- Lead MELSA teams and staff in the development and implementation of the organization’s goals, policies and programmatic activities.
- Manage MELSA staff including hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, discipline and termination.
- Manage the financial health of the organization, including budget creation, expenditures and control along with grant seeking and management.
- Provide information, advice, and counsel to the Presidents of the Boards, Board Committees, and the Advisory and Governing Boards in the creation of policies, programs, and strategic directions of the organization.
- Scan the environment for trends and represent MELSA’s interests with the State Library Agency, Metronet, the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA), and other appropriate metro, state and federal agencies.
- Communicate effectively and develop relationships with state and federal legislators, working with member libraries and the Minnesota Library Association’s Legislative Committee on development and support of library laws and funding.
Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Library and Informational Science (MILS), from a library, education program accredited by the American Library Association and have five to ten years of public library administrative experience. Preferred qualifications are: experience in strategic planning for library services, working with regional public library systems and past experience working with Governing and Advisory Library boards.
Note: This position is being posted by Dakota County as a service for MELSA. Any applications submitted for this position are an expressed interest of employment with MELSA and will in no way be considered an expressed interest of employment with Dakota County.
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An update from State Librarian, Jennifer Nelson, on recruiting efforts for a new State Library Program Specialist:
State Library Services is accepting applications to fill a State Library Program Specialist position. Based in Roseville, this is a great professional employment opportunity for librarians interested in working in a leadership role in the state. Primary position responsibilities include administering state aid programs for regional public and multi-county multi-type library systems, coordinating the state-certified level of library support process, and managing the Library Accessibility and Improvement grant program. This position also serves as Minnesota’s e-rate coordinator.
Minimum qualifications include three years of professional library experience, a background in program and grants management/administration and experience in planning, budgeting and financial reporting. Candidates with a background in data analysis and reporting are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted on the State Jobs website through February 18, 2014.
For more information, please email Jennifer Nelson at 651-582-8791
The Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA) seeks an Independent Contractor to manage the newly created One Book project across the state beginning in 2014.The Minnesota One Book program highlights the importance of reading and sharing books with children, especially toddlers through early elementary school age by focusing on a single book for a one year period. Under general direction of CRPLSA, the position of One Book Project Manager exists to assist with providing efficient program services throughout the state. Plans, implements and conducts a variety of programs and services for children, parents, caregivers and administrative agencies including Head Start. Deadline for application is January 31, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled for early February.
For more details, One Book Project Manager job posting