First Regional Library Job Openings
 

Updated October 23, 2014
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FIRST REGIONAL LIBRARY
JOB VACANCY NOTICE
B. J. Chain Public Library
Olive Branch, Mississippi

 Library Assistant – 18 hours per week.  This position works every weekend and two nights each week.
 
Requirements - High School Graduate (diploma) or earned GED (certificate) minimum.  Some college preferred.  Successful work experience in a public service position preferred.  Knowledge of books and current events helpful. 

Salary and Benefits - $10.00 per hour, paid monthly.  This position does not have benefits.
         
Job Duties - Checking out and receiving library materials using the Library’s computerized circulation system; locating books for patrons; registering library cards to patrons according to established procedures; sorting and shelving books as needed; answering informational questions using the Internet, MAGNOLIA online databases and/or reference books; making minor repairs to books and other library materials; locating and routing library materials as requested by other branches; other duties as assigned.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Applications available at Front Desk or online.
For more information about this opening,
contact Suzanne Argo, Head Librarian
Phone:  662 – 895-5900

EOE
10/21/2014


First Regional Library
JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Jessie J. Edwards Public Library
Coldwater, MS
Library Hours Mon 10-6; Wed-Fri 12-6; Sat 10-Noon

Branch Manager - 30 hours per week, including some rotational weekend work.  Reports to Assistant Director for Public Services

Requirements:  Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Earned credits in library science or education preferred.  Must have excellent customer service skills. Must have basic or better computer skills.  Knowledge of social media helpful.  Management experience preferred.  Experience working with children and teens preferred.  Must be able to lift office supplies and library materials from overhead and from the floor.  Must be able to lift book bins weighing 30-40 lbs.  Must be able to push loaded book carts.  Must have valid MS Driver’s License.  Minimum of three years’ experience in customer service preferred. 

Salary and benefits:  Dependent upon experience; minimum $24,960/year paid monthly.  Major medical insurance; participation in MS retirement plan; other benefits available. 

Job duties:  Manages a small branch library within the First Regional Library. Supervises all staff and volunteers. Maintains a positive internal and external customer service environment in library.  Prepares administrative reports as required.  Selects and maintains books and other materials for library. Plans and carries out activities and programming in libraries and at off-site locations for all ages, especially children and teens. Assists library patrons of all ages at front desk and with computer problems.  Works closely with local schools.  Maintains good relationship with local Board of Trustees, County and City Officials, Friends group, and civic clubs Promotes library through public speaking at local events, distribution of promotional materials.
Applications accepted until position is filled

Interested persons send résumé and completed application (professional application available on website) to Barbara Evans, Assistant Director for Public Services.  For more information contact Barbara Evans by phone:  662-429-4439 or email: bevans@firstregional.org

EOE
October 3, 2014


First Regional Library
Job Vacancy Notice
Robinsonville Public Library

Library Assistant- Youth Services Emphasis - 25-30 hours per week; rotational weekend work required.  May work occasionally at Tunica Public Library.  Reports to Tunica County Branch Manager.  Number of hours will depend on hours set for new branch.

Requirements – High School Graduate (diploma) or earned GED (certificate) minimum.  Some college preferred.  This is a front-line customer service position and must be able to work well with all ages including young children, teens, adults and senior citizens.  Strong communication skills essential.  Basic computer skills necessary.  Demonstrated work with groups of children and teens preferred.  Must have valid driver’s license and ability to travel to schools and childcare centers occasionally.  Must be able to lift book bins weighing up to 30-40 lbs.  Must be able to push loaded book carts.  Successful work experience in public services position preferred

Salary and Benefits - $10.00 per hour, paid monthly.  Participation in state retirement system plus major medical. 

Job Duties:  Checks out and receives library materials using library’s computerized circulation system; assists patrons of all ages to locate books and other materials and in use of internet resources.   Registers patrons for library cards, sorts and shelves books as needed, works with programming and other activities for children and teens both at the library and in off-site locations as needed; other duties as assigned by Manager.

Will accept applications until position is filled.

Applications available at Front Desk or online.
For more information about this opening contact

Barbara Evans, Assistant Director for Public Services Phone:  662-429-4439
Email:  bevans@firstregional.org
or
Tasha Jackson-Sow, Manager, Tunica County Libraries:  662- 363-2162
Email:  tjackson-sow@firstregional.org

EOE
October 3, 2014


FIRST REGIONAL LIBRARY JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Sardis Public Library
Sardis, Mississippi
Shelver/Page

Job Title:       Shelver/Page (Nonexempt)

Hours:           15 hours per week at $7.25 per hour. Paid monthly.

Summary: Under the direction of the Branch Manager, is responsible for the organization and accurate arrangement of library materials in the Library, which includes shelving, retrieving, shifting, shelf reading, weeding or discarding as directed. 

Other Functions: Performs additional functions as assigned: may assist in executing the Library’s opening and closing procedures; may assist with Library program preparations and other short term projects as assigned.  May assist at front desk.

Typical Working Conditions: Works in temperature controlled public building; but may also work outside for short periods.  Position requires full range of motion for repetitive actions which included standing, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending and stretching.  Will work a flexible schedule,

Minimum Qualifications: 14 years or older and the completion of the ninth grade.  Experience with similar activities preferred.  Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and perform routine, repetitive tasks accurately.  Physically able to load, move, and unload mobile book trucks that weigh between 75 and 125 pounds.  Able to do stretching, bending, and lifting associated with shelving materials on the upper and lower parts of book ranges repetitively.  .

REPORTS TO BRANCH MANAGER                                                                                                                                                                            
Will accept applications until the position is filled.

Applications available at Front Desk or online.
For more information about this opening,
contact Charlene Bradford/Branch Manager
(662) 487-2126 phone
EOE
September 24, 2014


FIRST REGIONAL LIBRARY
JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Emily Jones Pointer Library
Como, MS

Library Assistant – 16 hours per week, including every Saturday, 10:00 am – noon.

Requirements - High School Graduate (diploma) or earned GED (certificate) minimum.  Some college preferred.  Successful work experience in public services position preferred.  Strong communication skills essential.  Basic computer skills necessary.  Knowledge of current events helpful. Must be able to lift book bins weighing up to 30-40 lbs.  Must be able to push loaded book carts. 

Salary and Benefits - $10.00 per hour, paid monthly. 
           
Job Duties - Checking out and receiving library materials using the Library’s computerized circulation system; locating books for patrons; registering library cards to patrons according to established procedures; sorting and shelving books as needed; answering informational questions using the Internet, MAGNOLIA online databases and/or reference books; making minor repairs to books and other library materials; locating and routing library materials as requested by other branches; other duties as assigned.

Will accept applications until position is filled.

Applications available at Front Desk or online.
For more information about this opening,
Contact Alice Pierotti/Branch Manager
 Phone:  (662) 526-5283

EOE
September 24, 2014, 2014


FIRST REGIONAL LIBRARY
JOB VACANCY NOTICE
Lafayette County/Oxford Public Library
Oxford, Mississippi

Library Assistant – 40 hours per week, including some rotational weekend work required.

Requirements - High School Graduate (diploma) or earned GED (certificate) minimum.  Some college preferred.  Successful work experience in public services position preferred.  Strong communication skills essential.  Basic computer skills necessary. Must be able to lift book bins weighing up to 30-40 lbs.  Must be able to push loaded book carts.  Knowledge of current events helpful.

Salary and Benefits - $10.00 per hour, paid monthly.  Participation in MS Retirement plus major medical.
         
Job Duties - Checking out and receiving library materials using the Library’s computerized circulation system; locating books for patrons; registering library cards to patrons according to established procedures; sorting and shelving books as needed; answering informational questions using the Internet, MAGNOLIA online databases and/or reference books; making minor repairs to books and other library materials; locating and routing library materials as requested by other branches; other duties as assigned.

Will accept applications until position is filled.

Applications available at Front Desk or online.
For more information about this opening,
contact Laura Beth Walker, Head Librarian
at 662- 234-5751

EOE
September 12, 2014


 

To download a Print Copy of the LIBRARY ASSISTANT/SHELVER/OTHER application in Microsoft Word, click here.
To download an E-Mail Copy of the LIBRARY ASSISTANT/SHELVER/OTHER application in Microsoft Word,click here.
To download a Print Copy of the HEAD LIBRARIAN/BRANCH MANAGER application in Microsoft Word, click here.
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