Providing service to the citizens of Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee Counties since 1962
The following employment opportunity is currently available at the Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library. Please feel free to forward this posting to anyone you feel might be interested. A copy of the Job Description is attached.
For more information please contact
Judith Cremer, Director
Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library
306 N. 5th Street
St. Marys, KS 66536
PH / FAX: 785-437-2778
Assistant Director - Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library
Job Description: Available on request.
Salary: $24,880 - $26,000
Benefits: Paid Vacation / KPERS
Seeking: Assistant Director for the Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library. This position plays a critical role in sustaining library and information services in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee Counties. The Assistant Director is scheduled to work forty hours a week and may have occasional evening and weekend hours. MLS, comparable relevant education, or extensive practical library experience needed; requires excellent communication / interpersonal skills; attention to detail a must.
Responsible for assisting the Director in the total operation of the Pottawatomie-Wabaunsee Regional Library, including personnel, materials, and equipment; charged with the oversight of PWRL’s technology and computer systems; ability to present information and training a must; requires dexterity and strength to move materials and equipment; requires travel in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee Counties; Salary will be dependent, within budget limitations, upon the skills and experience of the applicant. Applications are available at the St. Marys Headquarters Library and will be taken until position filled. For more information contact Judith Cremer, Director, 306 N. 5th, St. Marys, 66536; 785-437-2778 or email email@example.com
The Assistant Director is eligible for vacation and sick leave, and the successful applicant will be enrolled in the KPERS retirement program. The salary range for the position is $24,880 - $26,000 annually, depending on experience. Interviews will be scheduled to fill the position as quickly as possible. Applications and a complete job description are available upon request at the St. Marys Headquarters Library. Applications will be taken until the position is filled.
Pottawatomie Wabaunsee Regional Library is the only two-county public library in Kansas. The Library serves a legal service population of 22,920 residents in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee Counties and maintains libraries in Alma, Alta Vista, Eskridge, Harveyville, Olsburg, Onaga, St. Marys, and Westmoreland. The collection managed by the Library currently totals around 100,000 volumes, shared among the eight locations, and the legal service area encompasses a territory of 1612 square miles.
POTTAWATOMIE WABAUNSEE REGIONAL LIBRARY
Responsible for assisting the Director in the total operation of the Pottawatomie-Wabaunsee Regional Library, including personnel, materials and equipment. Reports to the Director. Direct responsibility for oversight of the regional library computer systems, including, but not limited to, hardware; software; internal networks; Internet access; databases; and training. Requires travel in Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee Counties.
A. Assists with the staff and the promotion of the Library.
B. Assists with the care and acquisition of materials.
C. Assists the director in preparing documents needed in dealing with grants, policy and procedures, and Board directives.
D. Responsible for maintaining and managing all aspects of the regional library
a. Monitors maintenance schedules
b. Keeps necessary equipment and supply records.
E. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Required knowledge, abilities and skills
A. Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with staff members, patrons, and the general public.
B. Ability to perform clerical tasks such as sorting, filing and transcribing information.
C. Knowledge of current information technologies and applications for libraries, including hardware, software, and networking.
D. Ability to operate, set up, and maintain personal computers, networks, and other office equipment, and an understanding of their applications.
E. Dexterity and strength to move and install PC systems and other technology applications.
F. Ability to read various sizes of print, including very small print.
G. Ability to drive and travel as required for duties.
H. Ability to work in both self-directed and group settings.
I. Skills for training all levels of users.
J. Understanding of basic aims, goals, and services of the Library.
K. Qualities of resourcefulness, good judgment, orderliness, accuracy, tact, courtesy, sense of humor.
L. Potential to become knowledgeable of Pottawatomie-Wabaunsee Regional Library’s collection including resources at all locations within the Library.
M. Active awareness of events in the Library area.
N. Ability to take charge and to deal effectively with crises.
O. Ability to understand and carry out directions.
P. Initiative and resourcefulness in improving the collection and services of the Library.
Q. Willingness to continue personal learning and professional development.
R. Willingness to work with patron and staff until the patron receives the materials or information necessary, if available.
A. Bachelor’s Degree.
B. Current, valid driver’s license required.
C. Experience working with and maintaining computer hardware, software, and systems.
A. Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school or comparable relevant education.
B. One to three years of experience working with computers and networks, preferred.
C. Technical or specialized training from a technical school or college.
D. Library experience.