Senior Librarian, Los Alamos Public Library

Salary range is $60,076 to $88,559.38/annually

Los Alamos Public Library System is looking for a dynamic, innovation librarian to be our Community Engagement Librarian.  This newly created senior level position leads our efforts to develop, market, and deliver, innovation programs and services to meet community needs.

The Los Alamos County Library System welcomes applicants with public library experience, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and experience building multi-partner collaborations.  The Community Engagement Librarian will collaborate with others to identify community needs, develop strategic programming goals and evaluate programs for effectiveness.  This librarian will create and lead the programming team, supervise one library specialist and volunteers, write and manage grants, and market library programs and services including managing the library website and overseeing the library’s social media presence.

Los Alamos County is a small community that possesses a world-wide reputation for scientific and technological development.  Community life features small-town living with friendly neighbors, low crime and an excellent school system.  Cultural and recreational opportunities abound, with plenty of hiking and biking trails, skiing at the local Pajarito Ski Resort, and visits to nearby Valles Caldera National Preserve and Bandelier National Monument.

Minimum Qualifications
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library, Library and Information Science, Humanities or a related field.
•Four years’ library experience.
•Must successfully complete pre-employment physical exam prior to commencing work.
•Successful completion of Need to Know training within one year of employment.
•If primary task includes Youth Services, must successfully complete a thorough background investigation.

Additional Qualifications for Senior Librarian
•Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science or Library and Information Science.
•Additional year of library experience, including experience managing a budget.
•Two years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications
•Experience in building and leading teams.
•Valid New Mexico driver’s license.

Community Engagement Librarian, City of Glendale

This classification performs a broad range of professional library duties associated with a full-service library system.

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Builds and maintains relationships with diverse sectors of the community and integrates library services and resources into programs and initiatives within a community-led framework.
    • Launches and promotes library service awareness campaigns both at public service points within the library and in the community.
    • Coordinates system-wide programming schedule and outreach calendar in collaboration with various departments and staff programming leads. Works closely with Marketing department to submit and finalize events schedule for library publications, calendaring software, website updates and social media posts.
    • Undertakes focused outreach efforts towards targeted population groups, under-served and non-user populations with services, collections and programs designed to meet their needs.
    • Liaises and partners with external organizations and groups to raise awareness of library services and programs and to increase use of library resources and services. Acts as a connector, sharing information and resources with colleagues across the library as well as community partners; fosters connections among people and organizations based on their common goals, needs, and interests.
    • Screens, trains, and manages library volunteers.
    • Possesses broad cultural competency knowledge, skills, and ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and community.
    • Possesses strong public speaking and presentation skills.
    • Assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of utilizing the library.
    • Assists the public in accessing information and library resources.
    • Assists patrons with circulation functions and financial transactions.
    • Provides some level of reference and research assistance.
    • Represents the library in public forums including providing school visits, classroom talks, orientation sessions, product demonstrations , library tours and community events.
    • Plans and implements programs including, but not limited to, storytelling, films, arts and crafts, recitals, gallery exhibitions, training workshops and other activities.
    • Order and receives library materials, as well as processes related invoices. .
    • Provide technology instruction and troubleshooting assistance on a variety of technology devices, tools and software.
    • Works with customer relationship management system and associated data gathering tools to optimize library usage and report on community outcomes.
    • Initiates inter-library loans, conducts online material and information searches, produces subject bibliographies and reading lists, selects and maintains library materials.
    • Maintains currency of professional knowledge by attending professional meetings and staff conferences.  Keeps abreast on trends in publishing, automation and public library practices.
    • Participates in staff meetings and system oriented planning sessions.
    • Maintains records and statistics, as well as prepares associated reports.
    • Directs clerical and part-time staff when the unit supervisor is absent.
    • May be called upon to drive a vehicle or travel on City business as necessary.
    • Ensures Department services are provided with exceptional customer service and the highest level of ethical standards.
    • Assumes responsibility for ensuring the duties of the position are performed in a safe efficient manner.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation requires.
    • Provide and respond to in-depth readers’ advisory, informational and reference service questions. Possess depth of knowledge in children’s, teen and adult services, collection management, cataloging, local history, arts & culture and/ or emerging technologies.
    • Coordinates, implements and/or oversees library projects or programs. Expends and monitors budgets for assigned areas. Provides input on the modification of library procedures, work processes, and services.  Assists in long range planning based on knowledge of community need. Utilizes the Internet and social media to publicize library services.
    • Acts as lead library staff person or “Person in Charge” as needed. May exercise lead supervision over lower level staff and may directly supervise assigned subordinate staff. May schedule, train, coordinate, and review work of assigned staff. May assist with hiring and evaluating staff.

One year of progressively responsible experience in a library setting or a related field. Experience in a public library setting is preferred.

Master’s of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited college or university.  Current students who lack eight semester units or twelve quarter units of the educational requirement for a Master’s degree may also apply.  Successful candidates must meet the full educational requirement within six months of employment (by the end of the probationary period).

Bilingual ability in Armenian, Korean, Spanish, or other languages commonly spoken in the community is highly desirable.

Valid Class C California driver’s license.

Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion, Western Michigan

The University Libraries at Western Michigan University seeks candidates for the position of Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion. This exciting new opportunity supports Western Michigan University’s commitment to being a learner centered, discovery driven, and globally engaged institution by exploring innovative approaches to connecting the library with its community.

The Librarian in Residence for Engagement and Inclusion will build inclusive community engagement programs in collaborative partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, such as academic and student support offices on campus and community partners outside the university. The Librarian will lead the full lifecycle of program development, including listening for community needs, developing a portfolio of programming, and measuring and articulating impact. The Librarian will champion library programming that features a broad array of perspectives and approaches, including culturally diverse resources, multilingual communication, and passion for inclusion and accessibility.

As a three-year, full-time faculty resident, the Librarian will report to the Associate Dean for Education and User Services and will work closely with four library departments to learn from and support their engagement efforts: Instruction & Outreach, Research Services, User Services, and the Office of the Dean. This position also will participate in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance Program, which will include both regional and national cohorts to share experiences and develop professionally.

In support of the Libraries commitment to professional development, the Librarian will enjoy many opportunities to develop a professional record. Travel funding will be provided, with support for presenting at conferences, publishing in professional publications, and developing leadership experience.

A master’s degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) and relevant professional experience are required.

Please visit for further information regarding the position requirements and application procedures. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

The position is a fiscal-year, terminal appointment and will be based on Western Michigan University’s main campus in Kalamazoo, MI. The expected start date is summer 2019.

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has placed WMU among the 76 public institutions in the nation designated as research universities with high research activities.

Western Michigan University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.