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Job Opening: Sweetwater County Library System Director



Library Director
Sweetwater County Library System
Green River, WY
Open until filled; first review of applicants on November 1, 2021

The Sweetwater County (Wyoming) Library System is seeking a full-time library director who will be responsible for the administration and management of the library system.

This person will work collaboratively with the Library Board and a dedicated team of about 48 regular staff members to provide library services to the 43,000 residents of Sweetwater County through six rural branch libraries; 2 libraries in Rock Springs; 1 library (headquarters) in Green River; and a Community Fine Arts Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the library, including representing the Library within the community, supervising the staff, and managing the library.

The ideal candidate will have a MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program and five years of professional library experience with progressive administrative responsibilities. Other relevant advanced degrees may be considered if coupled with appropriate extensive experience in administration of a library or library system. Excellent leadership and communication skills, a visionary perspective, innovative approaches to organizing and problem-solving, knowledge of library trends and technology, and the ability to foster a cohesive library team are a must.

This FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) exempt position has a starting salary of $89k per year. Benefits include health insurance, dental & vision insurance, Wyoming retirement, paid vacation/ sick leave and holidays.

More information about the Sweetwater County Library System, a detailed Job Description for this position, and job application forms are available at www.sweetwaterlibraries.com/employment.php.

Apply by submitting a library application, resume and cover letter to lkraft@sweetwaterlibraries.com.

Find more Wyoming library jobs at library.wyo.gov/news/jobs

WSL Job Opening: Outreach and Development Librarian



Wyoming State Library logoTHIS POSITION IS CLOSED

The Wyoming State Library is seeking an enthusiastic, friendly and organized professional to join our library development team as the Outreach and Development Librarian! We’re looking for someone who wants to support libraries out in the field by providing library development project management, consulting, survey and data reference services, and guidance on meeting the needs of underserved populations. This person will also serve as co-coordinator for the federal grants program.

Apply on the State of Wyoming jobs site.

Job Description

The Outreach and Development Librarian will work with underserved populations, including the 13 state institutions. The institution libraries provide services to confined populations including people with mental illness or developmental disabilities, the elderly, incarcerated juveniles and adults, as well as services to those who are deaf or hard of hearing. This person will manage LSTA collection development stipends to these libraries, serve as a consultant to them, and perform site visits.

This position serves as the State Data Coordinator for the Public Libraries Survey. We’re looking for someone who can work with public library directors and their designees to collect valid, consistent statistics. Afterward, they’ll need to find their way around a spreadsheet to process the results for submission to the Institute of Museum and Library Services and to provide value-added data products to the library community. Microsoft Excel and basic numerical skills are a must; advanced statistical skills are preferred but not required. Data collected helps libraries analyze their own services in comparison with others, make data-driven decisions, and advocate for their libraries. Other data duties include survey design and providing statistical research.

The successful candidate will serve as co-coordinator for Wyoming’s federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants and any additional grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). As a co-coordinator, this person will advise staff on projects supported by federal funds, and ensure adherence to IMLS guidelines and to Wyoming’s 5-year-plan for IMLS funds. Duties include developing, collecting, and maintaining documentation in order to complete the annual report to IMLS on the grant.

As part of the State Library’s reference team, this person will demonstrate exceptional customer service in providing reference services to state government employees, researchers, and other patrons. In addition, this position may also work on the Wyoming Newspapers digital collection.

About the State Library

The Wyoming State Library serves as the state government publications depository and is a federal documents depository. Staff manage the statewide shared WYLD catalog and the GoWYLD databases, and we support development of all types of libraries across the state.Our tight-knit and dedicated staff works to help libraries better serve their communities. Work in a collegial environment with opportunities for professional development and networking both at the state and national levels. Bring a sense of humor and a willingness to work in a team environment and you’ll fit right in.

This job offers a competitive benefits package that includes paid leave, insurance, and retirement. The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Cheyenne

Enjoy the West at its best in Cheyenne, Wyoming! This growing city (pop. 64,235, U.S. Census Bureau) at the intersection of I-80 and I-25 is Wyoming’s state capital and the seat of Laramie County government. Convenient to Denver and the Front Range, it also offers access to outdoor recreation including hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and rock climbing. Not only that, but it’s the home of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the largest outdoor rodeo in the world.

WSL Job Opening: Collections Technician



Wyoming State Library logoThe Wyoming State Library is looking for a tech savvy person who loves to learn to be our next Collections Technician. This position on the Information Services team will have projects ranging from working with the physical and digital collections to preservation and digitization.

View the full job opening.

Previous library and customer service experience is a plus. The State of Wyoming offers a benefits package that includes paid leave, health insurance, and retirement.

Job Opening: WWCC Director of Library Services



Director of Library Services
Western Wyoming Community College Hay Library
Rock Springs, WY
Open until filled

The primary responsibility of the Director of Library Services is to supervise and coordinate the overall direction of the Western Wyoming Community College Hay Library including planning and development, staff supervision, procurement of books, periodicals and electronic databases, and resources. The Director must exercise strong leadership and supervisory and technical skills that balance the needs for both electronic, virtual resources for distance education, and for books, periodicals, and other physical resources that create an appropriate learning environment for on-campus students.

It is expected that this individual will accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public. This individual will follow all college policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines as they relate to this position.

For more information and to apply, visit wwccwy.peopleadmin.com/postings/4231.

Job Opening: Natrona County Library Adult Services Specialist



Application deadline is July 30, 2021. Click here for more details.

Adult Services Specialist
Full-time benefited position
Evenings and weekends required

Natrona County Library is seeking a skilled, confident individual who is passionate and eager to deliver services and programs; to help patrons’ research questions, suggest materials to read, teach about library resources and provide dynamic customer service to patrons.

The successful applicant should be able to:

  • Plan and implement programs for specific target audiences.
  • Speak and work effectively with the public and other staff.
  • Understand and effectively communicate value of library services.
  • Confidently interact with patrons for a variety of reasons, including in order to transfer knowledge and skills to patrons in group and 1:1 settings, and to redirect patron behavior as needed.
  • Provide resolutions to patron problems with computers, E-readers, mobile devices and software.
  • Lead book discussion groups, Creation Station programs and other programs and classes.

Must have superior customer service skills. This position requires a high level of technology skills. (e.g. computers, software, media devices, troubleshooting computer/device issues, teaching others.)

Full Job Description can be found here.

WSL Job Opening: Bibliographic Services Librarian



The Wyoming State Library is seeking an experienced individual to serve as the Bibliographic Services Librarian for the WYLD Network office in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

See the full vacancy announcement here.

This position is responsible for assisting library staff throughout the state with issues related to the cataloging, serials, and acquisitions modules in the statewide integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony). This position ensures the quality of the bibliographic database by monitoring data entry, resolving issues with cataloging and serials records, creating original records, creating and maintaining related documentation and training materials, and by overseeing the creation and use of authorized headings.

The Bibliographic Services Librarian reports directly to the WYLD Manager and serves as a point of contact for member library staff with questions or concerns about acquisitions, serials, and cataloging practices. This position works with the WYLD Support Team to address basic ILS related issues, plan for the implementation of new features in the ILS, identify training needs, and deliver training to library staff.  Additionally, this person serves on statewide committees when needed and provides a leadership role for other technical services staff in the consortium.

This position is perfect for a candidate who:

  • Has knowledge of national standards and practices including AACR2, RDA, MARC format, authority control, Dewey Decimal Classification, and Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Has experience using Integrated Library Systems and Library Services Platforms with an emphasis on technical services
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude when working with library staff and coworkers
  • Can creatively solve problems and negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner
  • Can multitask, prioritize, and demonstrate innovation and flexibility
  • Is comfortable providing training using a variety of methods for users with varying levels of technical expertise

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Library Science or equivalent from ALA-accredited institution
  • At least two years of post-MLS professional-level cataloging work in a library, including experience with OCLC
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people with varying levels of computer skills, as well as the ability to make technology understandable to the library community
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently
  • Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as AACR2, MARC, and RDA

WSL Job Opening: LSTA, SDC, Institutions Librarian



The Wyoming State Library is seeking an organized and communicative professional to facilitate library development by providing research, consulting, statistical, and other support to libraries of all types, and to manage federal grant projects.

See the full vacancy announcement here.

This position serves as the State Data Coordinator and engages in regular communications with Wyoming libraries and with colleagues nationally. Statistical duties include collecting, organizing, analyzing, and distributing library data and statistics, supporting the effectiveness of libraries by giving stakeholders data tools for making comparisons, advocating for their libraries, and making data-driven decisions.

Challenges include working with libraries to ensure consistent data reporting. This entails clarity of instruction to libraries, verification of responses, communication, and provision of training. Careful analysis of the numbers, discerning and evaluating the factors that affect the statistics, is necessary to create valid, usable data products. Oh, by the way, the use of a sense of humor with stats work is appreciated.

This position serves as co-coordinator for Wyoming’s federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants and any additional grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). As a co-coordinator, this person will advise staff on projects supported by federal funds, and ensure adherence to IMLS guidelines and to Wyoming’s 5-year-plan for IMLS funds. Duties include developing, collecting, and maintaining documentation in order to complete the annual report to IMLS on the grant. This person will manage LSTA stipends to libraries at the 13 state institutions, serve as consultant to them, and perform site visits.

As part of the State Library’s reference team, this person will demonstrate exceptional customer service in providing reference services to patrons. In addition, this position will manage the Wyoming Newspapers digital collection.

WSL Job Opening: Systems Librarian



The Wyoming State Library seeks an experienced individual to serve as a Systems Librarian for the WYLD Network office in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

See the full vacancy announcement here.

The WYLD Network is a statewide, multi-type library consortium of more than 100 different member libraries.  The WYLD ILS is managed by the Wyoming State Library’s WYLD Office and is a SirsiDynix Platinum Support level hosted (Software as a Service). The WYLD Office supports multiple modules of the SirsiDynix Integrated Library System (Symphony WorkFlows) and hosted solutions from the vendor, including BLUEcloud Discovery (Enterprise); BLUEcloud Mobile; MobileStaff, BLUEcloud Analytics, and BLUEcloud Cataloging.

The Systems Librarian position will provide technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for library software solutions.  This position will use various technologies and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide the best possible experience for library patrons and staff using the WYLD library system.  This position reports directly to the WYLD Manager. It serves as a point of contact for member library staff with questions or concerns about all SirsiDynix software modules, emphasizing circulation and public access.  The Systems Librarian will work with the WYLD Support Team and vendor technical support to manage other platforms and related software.  This position will also be responsible for managing technical documentation and playing a pivotal role in training library staff on new and existing software programs. The systems librarian is required to be on-call for evening and weekend support on a rotating basis.

WSL Job Opening: State Publications Librarian



UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

Join our team here at the Wyoming State Library! The WSL is looking for a creative, outgoing self-starter to fill the State Publications Librarian position.

View the vacancy announcement.

This position manages the Wyoming State Government Publications Depository Program. This includes serving as the State Library’s liaison to state government agencies and employees, collecting and distributing the materials in this program, and processing tangible publications using the WYDOCS classification system. The position will monitor the use of the library’s content management software in the curation of the Wyoming State Publications digital depository, educate state agencies on the depository program and their statutory obligation to the program, and work with state agencies to increase accessibility to specialized collections through inclusion in the WYLD database or the State Library’s digital collections. The position manages the State Library’s U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), including selection, maintenance, and evaluation of the collections according to the guidelines established by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This includes serving as the resource specialist for traditional and electronic PTRC materials and information and intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. This position also manages and organizes the Wyoming Inventors and Wyoming Trademarks Databases.

Learn more and apply.

WSL Job Opening: Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator



UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

The Wyoming State Library seeks an experienced individual to serve as the Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator for the WYLD Network office in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

View the vacancy announcement.

The WYLD Network is a statewide, multi-type library consortium of more than 100 different member libraries. The ILS is managed by the Wyoming State Library’s WYLD Office and is a SirsiDynix Symphony hosted system. The shared database contains more than 1 million bibliographic records and 300,000 patron records.

The ILS Administrator (CRLI09) reports directly to the WYLD ILS Program Manager and is responsible for the overall technical management of all aspects of the ILS, supporting automated system operations and related technologies for all libraries in the WYLD consortium. The position leads the WYLD Office support team and oversees day-to-day operations and maintenance of the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS (SirsiDynix Symphony) and the public access catalog (SirsiDynix Enterprise).

Preferred:
An ALA-accredited graduate degree. Three to five years’ experience supporting an integrated library system, preferably SirsiDynix Symphony, and related library software and hardware. Demonstrated ability to work with programming languages such as PHP, Perl or Python. Excellent oral and written communication skills. A strong service orientation. Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions.

For a full description of duties and preferred qualifications, please visit CRLI09-2021-00576-Librarian Technical Analyst-Cheyenne.

Find an overview of the services the WYLD Office supports at library.wyo.gov/wyld/support/services.