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Sunday, January 22, 2017

[LIBJOBS] United States, Ferndale, Library Director

Ferndale Area District Library (MI)-Library Director Position Open-Please share with your colleagues!


Do you have what it takes to be the new Director for the Ferndale Area District Library? Can you build and sustain a strong library mobilizing ideas, stimulating innovation, and celebrating diversity with a creative and committed staff and Board of Directors? If so, you may be the successful candidate for Ferndale’s directorship. The seven-member Board of Directors seeks a Director who will focus on the Library as a center of cultural vitality and participation that enhances the quality of life for all Ferndale residents. Serving 19,900 people with an annual $1.2 million operating budget and 25 staff, the Library strives to deliver stellar programs and services in its recently expanded and renovated building and outside its walls through community engagement efforts. New opportunities include initiating a new strategic planning process, an enhanced funding stream through the success of the 2016 millage election, continued and expanded partnerships with the Friends of the Ferndale Library (FFL), and partnerships with the Ferndale School District, the City of Ferndale and other community organizations and agencies.

Responsibilities. Appointed by the Ferndale Public Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Library and plans, directs and coordinates all activities of the Library. The Library Director is expected to develop his or her own methods and to demonstrate resourcefulness, initiative, creativity and mature judgment in the performance of duties. The Library Director works with considerable freedom of action, subject to board policies and directives. Key areas of responsibility include (1) identifying and hiring all staff; (2) supporting professional staff development; (3) advocating for the Library through external community partnerships; (4) preparing and managing the annual budget; (5) maintaining and upgrading of facilities and library technologies; (6) marketing the Library and increasing patronage; and (7) participating professionally on a local, state and national level. See Ferndale Director Description for details.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, the ability to obtain or already hold a Librarian’s Permanent Certificate (requires four (4) years of full-time employment or an equivalent time period  of paid professional library work following the completion of the MLS degree),  and three (3) years professional supervisory public library experience.  Preferred qualifications include the ability to mentor and inspire a strong, creative staff, sound fiscal skills, ability to focus on vision moving the library forward; skill in analyzing, streamlining and developing efficient workflow processes, and proven success in community engagement and partnership development. Prior successful experience reporting to a governing Board is desirable.

Centered on the iconic intersection of Woodward & Nine Mile, Ferndale is a favorite local and regional destination with a mindset that embraces the diversity of culture, class and creativity.  Ferndale is known for its public art collection, pocket parks, inviting streetscapes, and businesses owned and operated by inspired entrepreneurs. Ferndale is family-friendly, bike and pedestrian friendly and hosts events throughout the year including Ferndale Pride, the Blues Festival, DIY Street Fair, and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair. It’s also the birthplace of the Woodward Dream Cruise. Located in Oakland County, Ferndale is a short drive to downtown Detroit making it a truly livable combination of a residential urban/suburban environment with easy urban center access. See Ferndale Links for additional information about the Library and the community.

Compensation. The position offers a hiring salary range of $70,000-82,000 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.


For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates  via email or phone. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Jobeth Bradbury. This position closes March 12, 2017.


Jobeth Bradbury

Bradbury Miller Associates

4545 Wornall Rd, Ste. 805

Kansas City, MO 64111

816-803-7087 (cell); 816-531-2468 (office)

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Friday, January 20, 2017

[LIBJOBS] [CORRECTED] GIS Librarian [PAR#3983] -- Texas A&M University at Galveston -- Galveston, TX

GIS Librarian/Instructional Assistant Professor – Texas A&M University at Galveston [PAR#3983]


**NOTE: The previous version of this message contained an incorrect PAR number. Please use #3983 instead.**


The Jack K. Williams Library and the Marine Sciences Department at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) invites applicants for the position of GIS Librarian, a non-tenure track faculty position at the Instructional Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will have earned a Master of Library & Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.


The Librarian will receive a joint appointment in the Library and the Marine Sciences Department. The Librarian will teach 2 GIS courses in the Marine Sciences Department and provide support for GIS in that department. Additionally, the Librarian will provide collection, research and discovery support for students, faculty and staff through the Library.


The individual selected will demonstrate a solid understanding of GIS theory, applications, software and emerging technologies. The Librarian will acquire and provide support in the discovery, use and management of locally created and externally available GIS data, collections and tools in collaboration with data creators and researchers. The Librarian will also work with others to develop scalable, sustainable and domain-appropriate GIS services in support of research, support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data visualization tools for spatial applications and provide support for GIS services through reference, research consultations, online help guides, websites and other outreach efforts.


The appointment is at TAMUG, a branch campus of TAMU College Station, with comprehensive emphasis on education and research related to the ocean.  With approximately 2,300 students, the campus offers a wide spectrum of ocean-based programs to students, including Marine Biology, Marine Science, Maritime Administration, Maritime Studies, Maritime Systems Engineering, the Texas Maritime Academy, and a small fleet of vessels devoted to supporting ocean-related programs.  


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications will be accepted through March 1, 2017 and the review will begin in mid-March 2017. The anticipated start date for the position is Fall 2017.  The Jack K. Williams Library is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of TAMUG’s academic community.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information about the position, contact the Director of the Library, Dr. David R. Baca by email (


To apply, reference PAR#3983 and send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with their contact information to or mail to:


Texas A&M University at Galveston

Human Resources Department

P. O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX  77553-1675

Phone 409-740-4532 * Fax 409-740-5005


All non-tenure track positions are subject to budgetary availability, student enrollment needs, programmatic needs and turnover rates. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Texas A&M University at Galveston is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer/Committed to Diversity.


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