Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Recent graduates with Library Science degrees (including graduates of distance education programs) are encouraged to call. Dial (215)895-2474 to be matched with a position in your area today! Ask for David Finske.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Phyllis Christenson Consultants, Inc. is seeking qualified librarians to fill consultancy vacancies nationwide. P.C. Consultants, a newly-formed consulting firm specializing in media relations during library reorganizations, is uniquely positioned to influence local media outlets in situations of budget constraints on behalf of library directors. By leveraging common assumptions about the different requirements of libraries and their roles as community centers, our consultants specialize in preserving the compensation packages of library directors while restricting the effects of budget constraints to entry-level librarians.
Typical duties of consultants may include, but are not limited to:
-Observing the work of entry-level librarians in Librarian I positions
-Evaluating Librarian I's on their skills
-Contacting local media outlets to publicize the less complex duties of the the Librarian I
-Implementing long-term plans to reduce the number of Librarian I positions
-Reducing salary expenditures for Librarian I positions by replacing compensation packages with technological assistance
-Justifying the high levels of compensation provided to library directors and consultants
-Reclassifying and creative renaming of Library I positions, stressing customer service
-Forming positive and collaborative partnerships with Librarian I's
-Maintaining and enhancing high levels of staff morale among Librarian I's throughout the entire process
All consultants will receive the expert guidance of Phyllis Christenson, known nationally for her media relations expertise and successful maintenance of the director's compensation package during a recent reorganization of expenditures at the Marathons Country Libraries of Wisconsin.
To request an application or inquire about hiring a Phyllis Christenson Consultant at your library, call (715)261-7211 or follow the instructions listed on our website.
Applications will be accepted between April 1, 2008 (the date of this announcement) and April 31, 2008.
KCLS is forming a pool of entry-level librarians to fill several 12 month cataloging contracts. To augment our highly innovative "cluster" system of cost-cutting, the Kings County Library System, headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, is creating a technical services "cluster" at the Maquiladora Export Processing Zone of Ciudad Juares, Mexico.
AMERICAN LIBRARIANS, YOU CAN LEGALLY WORK IN MEXICO under North American Free Trade Agreement. Librarians have been placed on a list of skilled professionals eligible for special work permits in any NAFTA country under local labor standards. For more information, see: http://www.sice.oas.org/Trade
The KCLS Mexico cluster will provide high quality cataloging services to KCLS libraries in Washington State. New library materials of all formats (books, DVD's, etc,) are shipped to Mexico for cataloging and processing at a fraction of the cost possible under US labor and safety standards. Completed materials are then sent to Washington State libraries in shelf-ready condition.
Successful candidates will provide high quality cataloging services in a rigorous and intensive cataloging environment, focused on high quality and the bottom line. Successful candidates will receive expert guidance from current KCLS employees who will be relocated to the Mexico cluster at the discretion of their supervisors.
Ability to produce flawless MARC records. MLS degree is required to acquire Mexican work permit. No knowledge of Spanish is required.
Applicants must hold a valid US passport, to be surrendered to KCLS for the duration of the employment contract.
A NAFTA work permit will be issued upon entering Mexico by producing 1) a passport, 2) proof of graduation from an MLS program, 3) a small administrative fee, and 4) proof of an employment offer.
Working for KCLS is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! We offer a base salary of Mexican
minimum wage ($4.45/day) plus a bonus of $0.05 for each perfect MARC record produced. All records will be reviewed by an expert cataloger, and no bonus will be paid for imperfect records. KCLS provides attractive benefits such as an on-site dormitory (mandatory at a price of $4/day), low-cost meals (optional, $3/day) and 24/7 armed security/productivity enforcement officers. We offer an 11 hour workday (the Mexican average), and one weekend or sick day every two weeks. Additionally, we provide mandatory armed security escorts to our employees on all off-campus excursions.
Five candidates will be selected from the pool, and successful candidates will have the exciting opportunity to reapply for their positions on an annual basis.
To request an application or inquire about the innovative "cluster" cost-cutting initiatives at KCLS, contact Director Bill Littlcek at our Issaquah headquarters at (425)369-3232. He's in listening mode, and wants to hear from you today!
Current KCLS employees with five years of experience are encouraged to apply. This advertisement was placed on April 1, 2007. All applications must be received by April 31st, 2007.
A Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
-Select appropriate books which will strengthen the faith of our families.
-Plan and give daily story-hours for children of all ages, using the stories in The Bible, The Book of Mormon, and other family-friendly texts.
-Manage inter-library loans of homeschooling materials at the request of mother-teachers.
-Meet regularly and secretly with the 20 men on our town's leadership council to inform them of requests for inappropriate titles/subjects.
-Catalog books using the old-fashioned card-catalog, as there are NO COMPUTERS in Moroni Dunes.
Moroni Dunes, Utah is a close-knit community of true adherents to the faith, proudly unaffiliated with the LDS church and the compromises they have made. We are located in the beautiful Utah desert, 200 miles in any direction from the closest paved road. Our warm climate provides for exciting outdoor recreational opportunities. Our supportive religious culture and heritage provides the ideal setting in which to start a family. Our remote location beyond the reach of Internet, telephones, or cell phone service provides ample time for quiet reading and reflection. Gain experience providing library services in an exciting community that hasn't reached the digital age! Send your resume today!
REMUNERATION: A stipend of $400 /month will be awarded to the successful candidate. As a bonus, lodging for one in the spare room of the library trailer will be provided at no charge for the first month only. The men of Moroni Dunes do not officially discriminate against candidates based on marital status, but cannot guarantee the availability of housing for spouses and existing children of the candidates. Interns are expected to work a 40 hour week (including evenings and weekends), plus additional volunteer hours on demand. A health plan will not be provided, and candidates who are ineligible for state benefits must provide proof of health coverage on arrival.
We expect an extremely large number of applicants, so only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Your experience at the Moroni Dunes library may jump-start your career! In the event that suitable employment cannot be found at the end of your internship, the SOLO LIBRARIAN INTERN will be eligible to apply for the position of CHILD CARE PROVIDER INTERN, currently held by our previous library intern.
All applications are due by April 31, 2006
This ad was posted on April 1st, 2006