Job Posting: Library Branch Manager/Management Librarian, Milwaukee Public Library, WI

As a Library Branch Manager, serves as Librarian-in-Charge libraries.  Responsibilities include managing the overall service plan and operation of the agency including collection development and maintenance, services and programs, customer and community relations, out- reach and developing partnerships and overseeing the general maintenance and security of the library building and grounds. As a Management Librarian, […]

Are you Library Management Material?

Although it might seem to many of us, while students, that library management is something to consider years from now, if ever, it might be worth a second thought during your MLIS program. If you have been in library school any length of time, you are bound to have picked up on something like “a […]

Job Posting: Collections Manager and Registrar, Tenement Museum

Position Description The Tenement Museum seeks a Collections Manager & Registrar, who will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and preservation of the Museum’s Collections, which include its historic structures and archive. Responsibilities include accessioning, processing incoming/outgoing loans, maintaining collections data systems, exhibition management, preventative conservation care, archives and records management, and emergency response and […]

Job Posting: Records Manager at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is seeking an experienced Records Manager to administer the institutional records management policy and to serve on project team addressing preservation of electronic records. To apply see: http://www.mfah.org/about/careers/ Responsibilities: – Serve on project team researching the implementation of an institutional electronic records archive under a grant funded by the […]

transforming libraries

The latest issue of Library Journal featured an article about Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s proposal to eliminate the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries. This would involve transferring most Library of Michigan functions to the Department of Education, abolishing the position of State Librarian, and downgrading library services, such as circulation and interlibrary loan – […]

10 Questions to ask your new employees…

There’s a great post on Library Garden that lists 10 questions that managers should ask new hires.  I love the spirit of this post, because it suggests that managers should be open to the fresh perspective of a new employee, and should take his/her observations as an opportunity for improvement.  I imagine that if my […]