Dudley Knox Library – 2 open positions

2 POSITIONS (open — 15 June 2016; close — 28 June 2016)

Dudley Knox Library (http://library.nps.edu) at the Naval Postgraduate School* (Monterey, CA), is recruiting for two new library team members in areas of Library Systems/Applications and Reference.
Library Systems/Applications Technical Information Specialist (US federal government job series 1412), reporting directly to the Library Systems Manager, works collaboratively as a member of the library systems team, with campus information technology and information security programs and library staff to design develop, implement and support library systems, electronic content and web-based services at the Dudley Knox Library. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge and experience working with computer systems, web technologies, programming, database principles and digital publishing. Candidate must demonstrate ability to install, configure and troubleshoot networked library¬ specific hardware and software applications
APPLY HERE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441513100/
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Reference Librarian (US federal government job series 1410), reporting directly to the Outreach and Academic Support Manager, works collaboratively as a member of the library research team, to respond to research questions in highly complex technical areas; provide instruction on the use of library resources and effective searching methods. Help evaluate the collection and recommend new resources in support of current teaching and research needs. Candidate must demonstrate knowledge and experience working with academic library collections and resources, strong research skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

APPLY HERE: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/441646400/

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* The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is an equal opportunity employer. Located in Monterey, California, NPS provides relevant and unique advanced education and research programs that increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the US military and allied nations as well as programs for local, state, tribal and federal officials that enhance the security of the United States. For more information: http://www.nps.edu/

NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc…) Additional Veterans’ information: If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor’s website: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm. For more veterans’ preference information, visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

The Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx

How to apply for a US federal government job:

Federal job resumes are NOT THE SAME as those created for “civilian/university” vacancies! Some useful videos:
• Top Tips for Successful Applications through USAJobs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y49d6wjbmXw
• USAJobs Walkthrough: How to create an account, build your resume, search and apply for federal government jobs https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9EA4549DEF3E4192

Berkeley Public Library Director Recruitment

The Berkeley Public Library system enjoys great community support through an ongoing library tax, bond measures that funded renovation of Central and the four neighborhood branches, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. Its innovation, diversity, and outreach provide tremendous opportunities for a Library leader, who will report directly to a Library Board of Trustees. The Hawkins Company is conducting this search, for which they are asking responses by July 15, 2016. For more information, please see below link to the brochure.

Recruitment for Director of Library Services for the Berkeley Public Library.

Analysis of PLP Strategic Workshop/Findings

A Message from Susan Hildreth, PLP CEO:

Thank you all for your participation in the PLP strategic workshop sessions this fall. We have provided for your information the summary report of these meetings. There is detailed information included in this report which provides much background for the findings. I would encourage you to closely review pages 3-6.  Click here for the report.

I saw PLP values and priorities in the “Patterns and Themes” section:

• Innovation
• Intentional collaboration in providing services and access to content
• Investment priorities – staff development, marketing skills, making and demonstrating program and service impact

“Service Ideas” are not surprising and provide a clear roadmap for activities:

• Continued professional development and leadership training
• Development of a robust knowledge platform to share best practices and provide opportunity for effective communication
• Provision of direct professional services (non-English language acquisition and processing) to members as well as access to consultants for specialized services through PLP contracts

The following initiatives were deemed high priorities in both the workshops and the follow-up survey:

• Staff Training and Professional Development
• Knowledge Platform/Document Repository
• Data Analytics Platform
• Regional and Local Needs Assessment
• Shared E-resource Search Platform for Convenient Access
• Models for Community Engagement
• Access to Professional Expertise/Consultants
• Future Library Organizational Model

The report identified strategies to move forward including identifying simpler initiatives (low-hanging fruit) to demonstrate success/value; building on existing services and technologies to leverage more value for all and facilitating leadership teams from PLP to develop more complex initiatives.
These findings were presented to the PLP Executive Committee for their consideration at their January 21, 2016 meeting. We will be following up to develop short and long-term goals and action steps. Please feel free to contact me at hildreth@plsinfo.org with any questions or feedback.

Part-Time Librarian – City of Sunnyvale

Part-Time Librarian

Salary: $30.10 – $38.42 Hourly

The City of Sunnyvale is looking for a Part-Time Librarian to work in their Children/Teens Division.  You will assist them by providing information, reference and reader’s advisory services, assisting patrons in locating, selecting and using materials, and planning and conducting programs on topics that include but are not limited to: computer applications, literature, book discussions, science, business and other topics of interest to the community.  The position requires a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

The City of Sunnyvale provides an excellent benefits package. The position opens February 1, 2016 and final filing date is February 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm. If you are customer service focused and enjoy working with children and teens in a team environment, please visit www.jobs.inSunnyvale.com and complete an application and supplemental questionnaire.

Announcing the PLP Grant Program for 2015-16!

The PLP Executive Committee is pleased to announce another round of the very popular and successful PLP Grants. Attached please find the informational sheet, application cover sheet, and two separate grant applications. This year, in additional to the customary Innovation and Technology Opportunity Grants, there is a new category for those libraries seeking funding to replicate a previously successful grant. Details are provided in the informational cover sheet.

All grant applications are due by Friday, October 30, 2015.

Announcement and Grant Form

Please contact me with any questions.

Terry Jackson
PLP Special Projects Consultant