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Circulation Assistant, Schweitzer Brentwood Branch, Springfield, MO

JOB OPPORTUNITY

POSITION:              Circulation Assistant
LOCATION:            Schweitzer Brentwood – 2214 Brentwood Boulevard – Springfield, MO
DUTIES: See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
PAY RATE: $12.50 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Until Filled
This is a part time position, approximately 20 hours per week. The Schweitzer Brentwood
branch is open Monday through Thursday 8:30-9:00, Friday 8:30-8:00, Saturday 8:30-7:00 and
Sunday 10:00-6:00. Current need is for evenings and weekends. As a condition of
employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to
meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

This position requires high school graduation, completion of a high school equivalent program
such as a GED or current enrollment in high school or a high school equivalent program. All
candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Education and experience shall be evaluated with regard to recency and quality, as well as
quantity. Based on the number and quality of applicants, applications may be reviewed for
qualifications beyond the minimums stated herein.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by
the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment
Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the
link provided for this Job Posting
Complete application and submit transcript through our online application process. Direct
questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday –
Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.
Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:
 have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
 currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
 Log in to Genesis – Select Our Company then Search for Jobs then select position, view details of
position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a letter of
interest or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
 Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of
interest
 If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

HR/Job Postings/ Circulation Assistant – SBD #22.2223 10-5-2022 Until Filled Revised 10/5/2022

Job Description

Position: Circulation Assistant
Classification: Part Time
Salary Track: Library Worker II
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Essential Functions
 Routinely checks-in, checks-out and renews library materials
 Registers patrons for library cards, voter registration and other library functions
 Assists patrons with directional information
 Collects overdue fines, book deposits and other fees, makes change, and issues receipts
 Performs routine computer searches, data entry
 Operates multi-line telephone switchboard and intercom answering and directing calls including
high volume telephone communication with public
 Routinely files and shelves
 Checks-in newspapers, magazines and sorts branch mail
 Performs light copy machine maintenance
 Prepares daily deposits of moneys collected by branch
 Handles departmental problems in absence of supervisor
 Assists with other related departmental duties as assigned
 Assists other departments as needed
 Performs essential functions during high patron volume
 Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
 Timeliness:  The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing
tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
 Ability to work with others and the general public:  It is essential that individual who works in
this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive
manner with others.
 This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform
other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.
Skills/Job Knowledge
 Excellent communications skills, oral and written
 Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
 Ability to perform essential job functions during times of high public usage
 Basic knowledge of circulation and library functions
 Computer and keyboard skills
Education/Experience
 High school diploma or equivalent or currently enrolled in high school or high school
equivalency program
 Public service experience

HR/Job Postings/ Circulation Assistant – SBD #22.2223 10-5-2022 Until Filled Revised 10/5/2022
Contact
 Regular, daily public contact
 Works closely with other department personnel
 Routine telephone contact with other departments and branches
 Occasional work with other branch departments
Supervision
 Supervised by Circulation Department Manager
Physical Demands
 Routinely bends, squats, kneels and reaches from floor level to 6 feet in height
 Displays good coordination and mobility
 Routinely lifts library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
 Uninterrupted standing and walking for lengthy periods
Working Environment
 Primarily indoors, with heating and cooling regulated, in a general library environment
Miscellaneous Requirement
 Must pass a security background check
The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that
is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

Posted 10/13/2022


Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Tenure-Track/Tenure Faculty – Science & Learning Technologies, Columbia, MO

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) – the iSchool at the University of Missouri – seeks to recruit an energetic, highly motivated scholar who will contribute to the research, teaching, and service of the school in the MLIS, PhD, and certificate programs, as well as growing undergraduate options. We seek a candidate whose work complements and builds from current faculty research strengths in Library and Information Sciences. The ideal candidate will bring a high potential for work in digital humanities and/or law librarianship, with additional skills in information visualization and in leveraging legal sources and data to solve real-world problems.

https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=9&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=9&JobOpeningId=43949&PostingSeq=1

Open rank (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) faculty position with an emphasis in digital humanities (DH) and/or information management in areas such as law, medicine, and other corporate or government settings. The latter may include legal uses, policy, and governance of information as well as its presentation in special library settings and organizations.

Qualifications

Minimum: Earned doctorate in information science or a closely related field at the time of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on, among other factors: High caliber teaching. Professional experience in libraries, archives, digital humanities or other information organizations. Law, medicine or other domain-specific library experience welcomed.

Application Materials

To Apply: Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings (Academic Job ID # 43949 – SISLT).

Upload (a) a letter of application in which you describe the position you are applying for and detail your qualifications for the position, (b) research statement, (c) 2 sample scholarly artifacts, (d) evidence of experiences in seeking or generating external funding, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews), (f) a diversity statement (professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts), and (g) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please contact Dr. Sarah Buchanan, Search Committee Chair buchanans@missouri.edu or 573-884-9487, for questions about the position.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

Posted 10/13/2022


Branch Services and Engagement Director, Kansas City Public Library

The award-winning Kansas City Public Library is looking for an experienced, engaging professional Librarian to fill its Branch Services and Engagement Director position. This position oversees eight community-based branch libraries and supervises their branch managers. It is based at the Library’s administrative headquarters located in Kansas City’s revitalized downtown. The ideal candidate will have experience working in and managing public library branches and collaborating with community groups, as well as evaluating, coaching, and mentoring staff. The position requires outstanding written and verbal communication skills, the ability to identify, analyze and solve problems, and demonstrated ability to organize work effectively, lead and direct personnel and plan services.

Minimum Qualifications: M.L.S. degree with 4-7 years of library experience with emphasis on branch library management and operations; or equivalent combination of experience and education. This is a full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Starting salary range of $70,000-$85,000 negotiable and contingent on experience, plus excellent benefits.

This position is open until filled. Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please apply for this position through our web application system at https://www.kclibrary.org/jobs. Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Posted 10/13/2022


Senior Manager – Plaza Library, Kansas City Public Library

Seeking an experienced public service leader who enjoys engaging with the community by developing quality public programming.  The Senior Manager of Plaza Library will lead teams on the Country Club Plaza and in historic Westport. These locations daily provide hundreds of community members with access to programs, materials, and services.

Do you have a passion for public service, a desire to build sustainable community connections, and the ability to make quick decisions?  If so, every day at these urban library locations will bring a new experience and a new opportunity to keep you engaged.

Job Summary

Under general direction of the Branch Services and Engagement Director the Plaza Library’s Senior Manager is responsible for the leadership of a large inter-departmental branch library. This position directs, coordinates, and evaluates all services and programs for the Plaza Library and Westport Branch to provide high-quality library service based on an awareness of the needs and nature of customers.

Other Things You Should Know 

This is a full-time exempt position. Salary range is $62,100 to $75,000 commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Position open until filled.

What You’d Do:

  1. Set priorities and goals for the Plaza Library and Westport Branch. Directs the cooperation of specialized focused departments in developing a program of inter-related library services. Assists front line supervisors assigned to other library functions/department at Plaza in developing programs and procedures.
  2. Direct Plaza Library and Westport Branch employees and volunteers to assure productivity and excellent service. Interviews, selects, trains, schedules, and evaluates assigned staff. Directs and reviews work, conveys information to employees, and relays employee concerns to management.
  3. Direct the delivery of high-quality library services, maintains adequate staffing levels, and provides consultation to employees.
  4. Manage branch budgets.
  5. Plan public programs targeted toward an adult audience and cooperates with the Manager of the Plaza Kid Corner to develop the Plaza Library programming budget.
  6. Build effective working relationships with the public and other library colleagues, evaluates effectiveness of services offered, maintains strong collaborative partnerships with other Library departments, and effectively manages change.
  7. Conduct public outreach programs to increase awareness and support of library programs and services, develops relationships and partnerships with organizations in branch service area, and participates in public speaking engagements and networking events.
  8. Partner with Collection Development to maintain strong collections. Oversees proper collection maintenance and communicates collection needs to appropriate staff.
  9. Prepare monthly report of activities.

You Need:

  1. Experience supervising, evaluating and coaching staff. Preferably in a library setting.
  2. Professional history that involves de-escalation with community members of all socio-economic backgrounds.       Possessing conflict resolution training, or extensive experience in an urban library setting would be a plus.
  3. Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with staff and public. Exhibits self-motivation with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities.
  4. Experience developing, marketing, and overseeing public programming for one-on-one, small group, and large/auditorium audiences that engage the community
  5. Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work as practiced in public libraries.
  6. Thorough knowledge of current management practices, including leading and motivating staff, effective time management and scheduling.
  7. Superior oral and written communication skills.
  8. Proven skills in planning, goal identification, and achievement of objectives.
  9. Demonstrated advanced computer skills, the ability to learn operation of electronic circulation system and catalog, and competency in technology skills used in libraries.
  10. Demonstrated ability to give and follow oral and written instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include community programming; extensive customer service experience in a patron facing urban library, hospitality, or entertainment environment; experience as a supervisor, and a related advanced degree (MLS, MEd, MPA, etc). These requirements may also be satisfied by an equivalent combination of education, related work experience, and life experience. Candidates who are bilingual or multilingual are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

Please apply for this position through our web application system at https://www.kclibrary.org/jobs. Kansas City Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Posted 10/13/2022


Library Director, Webster Groves Public Library, Webster Groves, MO

The Webster Groves Public Library (Missouri) seeks a creative, experienced Director who will embrace the library’s mission of celebrating community, innovation and ideas. The Director will work to bring library services to all Webster Groves residents and move the Library into the future while respecting its tradition. Serving the 24,000 residents of Webster Groves from a single location, the 28-member staff offer cutting-edge technologies and excellent digital and print collections supported by an annual $1.2 million operating budget. The Library’s membership in the nine-library Municipal Library Consortium allows it to expand its holdings to its customers. Additional support comes from an active Friends of the Library group, regular volunteers, and passport services. The Library’s nine-member Board has recently affirmed their commitment to the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Statement, and their 2022 strategic planning efforts have focused on inclusivity and diversity.

Our community.

Located in Southwest St. Louis County, Webster Groves (six square miles) is home to a vibrant small-town atmosphere with strong community involvement. The area boasts high property values, quality public and private schools, safe neighborhoods and exceptional City services. More than 120 acres of park land can be found throughout the community, which includes an aquatic center, ice rink, ball fields, tennis & pickleball courts, picnic sites, and playground areas. Webster Groves was named as Missouri’s 2013 Creative Community by the Missouri Arts Council. The City is known for its long-standing foundation in the arts, with cultural anchors such as The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Community Music School and Webster University.

Responsibilities.

The Director is responsible for all aspects of the Library’s administration in support of the Board-approved mission statement and policies. Broad areas for concentration include Public Service, Administrative Management, Staff Management, Collection Development, and Board Support.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and four years of experience in an administrative capacity. The Director must have sound decision-making skills; proven ability to recruit and retain staff through mentoring, coaching and supervising; a commitment to a high level of public service; budgeting and finance experience; support for diversity and inclusivity as core values; and a desire to be the Library’s representative to external organizations and agencies. Experience reporting to a governing board is preferred.

Compensation

The hiring range is $75,400- $87,650 with an excellent benefits package.

For further information, contact Tom Cooper. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Tom Cooper tcooper@wgpl.org on or before the closing date of October 15, 2022.

Statement of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Webster Groves welcomes and supports the unique and individual qualities of each resident, business owner, employee and visitor to our community. We are committed to promoting diversity, respectful conduct, and equitable service; we strive to be an inclusive place for all; and we condemn discrimination. In all that we do as a City, we pledge to treat everyone with equity and without bias, regardless of their race, creed, religion, language, national origin, gender identity, marital status, familial status, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, income, physical appearance, or ability.

Posted 9/29/2022

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Reference Senior Clerk 1, Jefferson County Library — Northwest Branch, High Ridge, MO

Reference Senior Clerk 1 
Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch in High Ridge, MO 

The Senior Clerk I is responsible for assigned duties related to the daily operations of the reference desk and delivers programs and services to the public. 

In this role you will: 

  • Answer routine reference questions 
  • Assist patrons with use of electronic databases 
  • Assist patrons with other technology 
  • Assist patrons in selecting and finding reading materials.  
  • Collection Development – Evaluate use and condition of assigned collection to determine need for replacement, addition and removal; Sort and add donated materials for assigned collections 
  • Programming – Develop, plan and present programming events for adults, including maintaining accurate statistics; Find appropriate presenters for programs as needed; Create flyers, handouts, press releases and social media content to advertise events; Attend school and community functions to promote library services 
  • Other –  Attend appropriate Continuing Education/Self-improvement functions; Create displays; Assist with maintenance of JCL web page; Assist other departments as required by managers; Perform voter registration functions; Perform passport acceptance functions 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, plus a minimum 60 hours college credit or four years related experience in library setting with progressively increasing job responsibilities. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and job-related computer systems and programs 
  • Ability to perform detailed work in an organized manner 
  • Ability to communicate clearly with members of the public 
  • Must pass criminal records check 

Working Conditions: 

Saturday, and/or evening hours may be required.  This a full time (32 hours per week) position. 

Hourly pay $14.00 per hour; includes medical, dental and vision insurance; paid holidays, vacation and sick days. 

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please visit  https://www.jeffcolib.org/about-us/employment  click on the link to submit your resume.

Posted 9/28/2022

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Genealogy Senior Clerk 1, Jefferson County Library — Northwest Branch, High Ridge, MO

Genealogy Senior Clerk 1 
Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch in High Ridge, MO 

The Senior Clerk I is responsible for assigned duties related to the daily operations of the reference desk and delivers programs and services to the public. 

 In this role you will: 

  • Assist patrons with all genealogy questions, and usage of genealogy materials both print and electronic.  
  • Assist with creating and maintaining a database of un-cataloged and miscellaneous items held in the special collection (photos, documents, etc.) pertaining to Jefferson County, Missouri; Creating indexes of microfilmed records 
  • Promote the special collection and its services by giving instructional tours 
  • Develop and lead programming events for patrons  
  • Create flyers and handouts to advertise events 
  • Maintain and update social media accounts  
  • Oversee volunteers in the absence of the genealogy department head 
  • Attend appropriate Continuing Education/Self-improvement functions 
  • Perform opening  and closing procedures 
  • Creates displays 
  • Assist other library departments as needed 
  • Processes passport applications 

 Minimum Requirements: 

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, plus a minimum 60 hours college credit or four years related experience in library setting with progressively increasing job responsibilities. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and job-related computer systems and programs 
  • Ability to perform detailed work in an organized manner 
  • Ability to communicate clearly with members of the public 
  • Must pass criminal records check 

Working Conditions: 

Saturday, and/or evening hours may be required.  This a part time (28 hours per week) position. 

Hourly pay $12.50 per hour; includes paid holidays, vacation and sick days. 

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please visit  https://www.jeffcolib.org/about-us/employment  click on the link to submit your resume.

Posted 9/28/2022

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Local History Associate, The Library Center — Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO

JOB OPPORTUNITY

POSITION:                Local History Associate
LOCATION:              The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES:                    See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
RATE OF PAY:          $14.25 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Until Filled

Two part time positions, approximately 24 hours per week. These would be two 8 hour shifts and two four hour shifts or three 8 hour shifts per week. Shifts will include at least one evening per week, approximately 1 in every 3 Saturdays and 1 in every 5 Sundays. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday are the greatest need during the week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library is open: Current hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field.  To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position:                 Local History Associate
Classification:        Part Time
Track:                      Library Specialist I
FLSA Status:           Non-exempt

Essential Functions

  • Assists patrons with reader’s advisory, information, and location of library materials
  • Assists and instructs patrons in the operation of personal computers (PCs), copy machines, printers, microfilm readers, scanners, and library materials
  • Routinely works at the public service desk providing patron assistance
  • Regular telephone reference and information work
  • Provides special reference services in designated areas (local history and genealogy)
  • Performs computer searches via internet and database
  • Operates technologically advanced computer equipment, databases, fax machines, PCs, microfilm readers, and scanners
  • Presents public programs on topics of local history and genealogy related to their expertise
  • Routine re-shelving of reference materials
  • Performs reference, patron advisory, and information services
  • Works with genealogical databases (ancestry.com, fold3, heritage quest, etc.)
  • Performs light maintenance of copy machines, printers, computers, and microfilm readers
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Ability to interpret historical events and convey that history to others through exhibits, public programs, and writing
  • Ability to give meaningful presentations through public programs
  • Ability to effectively listen to and respond to patron inquiries
  • Ability to perform essential job functions during times of high public usage
  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools and local history genealogy resources
  • Proficiency in computer operating systems including, Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with scanning and image editing software preferred
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Ability to assist researchers with complex historical and genealogical inquiries
  • Research in archives or work with archival collections

Education/Experience

  • BS/BA degree in a related field is required
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in genealogy or local studies
  • Research experience in archives or working with archival collections
  • One-year public service experience needed
  • Public library experience helpful

Contact

  • Regular, daily public contact via phone, in person, internet, and written correspondence
  • Works closely with other department personnel
  • Routine telephone contact with other departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by Local History & Genealogy Manager

Physical Demands

  • Performs bending, squatting, kneeling and reaching from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routine lifting of library materials weighing up to 30 lbs.

Working Environment

  • Primarily indoors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually

Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein. I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Name: ______________________________________________________­__________
Signed: _____________________________________Date:  _____________________
Accommodation Requested:  __________________________________

Posted 9/23/2022

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Manager of Training & Development, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

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Manager of Training & Development
Full Time
Administration, Saint Louis, MO, US

Summary

St. Louis Public Library’s Human Resources Department has an opening for a full-time Manager of Training and Development. The Manager of Training and Development is responsible for assessing, creating, developing and facilitating training to staff throughout the St. Louis Public Library system. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate technical concepts to an audience with a non-technical background, the knowledge of principles and methods for training design and instruction, the skill to speak effectively to a wide audience range, and a working understanding of current HR/compliance law. The Manager of Training and Development will work out of our Administration Building located Downtown West.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and maintain training materials for new hire orientation and ongoing staff training needs.
  • Create effective and engaging webinars, workshops, and instructor-led courses for new hires and existing staff.
  • Collaborate with staff and management to identify and assess training goals and needs.
  • Manage the training curriculum for staff via online Learning Management System.
  • Provide reports containing staff training metrics to the Director of Human Resources.
  • Create the training schedule for the entire library system.
  • Manage the Employee Tuition Reimbursement Program.
  • Coordinate travel needs for Library employees attending conferences and other trainings.
  • Participate in continuing education programs to stay updated on trends in library training.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, patient, and able to build relationships at all levels
  • Willing to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities
  • Able to actively listen, infer, and respond
  • Able to communicate technical concepts to an audience with a non-technical background
  • Skilled in speaking effectively to a wide audience range
  • Knowledgeable of principles and methods for training design and instruction

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Effective communication, writing, and speaking skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer skills and knowledge of:
  • Google Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail)
  • Human capital management software, preferably ADP

You will get:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $47,040 per year
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional development

Hours for this position are: 

Monday through Friday, 8 am-5 pm

About SLPL:

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis.  With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff.   Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 16 public locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles.  These range from our magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities.  St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission.   Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library.

To apply:

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please visit slpl.org, click on the Careers link, and submit your cover letter & resume with your application.

Posted 9/23/2022

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Buder Community Engagement Librarian, St. Louis Public Library, St. Louis, MO

St. Louis Public Library logo and tagline "St. Louis" Original Search Engine"

Buder Community Engagement Librarian
St. Louis Public Library

If you’re passionate about the importance of public libraries, the St. Louis Public Library may be the right place for you! SLPL invests in our employees and makes a committed effort to mentor and grow staff to move forward within the system and build meaningful careers in public service.

Buder Library is seeking a Community Engagement Librarian. We welcome professionals who are talented, creative, and enthusiastic about libraries and the value libraries bring to their community.  If you already have working experience in a public library but want to make it a career, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! At Buder, a busy branch with dedicated customers, you will gain experience and be able to share your ideas and create change.  We are looking for MLIS degree holders or those who have just begun the rewarding process of pursuing a career in libraries.

This position will play a critical role in shaping the future of the Buder Library. A Community Engagement Librarian who is innovative and has the ability to see the larger picture will help us continue our primary mission of being a forward-thinking and customer-centered institution providing vital services to the people of St. Louis.  You’ll be joining and helping to supervise a team of talented and curious staff who are dedicated to making customer’s visits to the library enjoyable, informative and sometimes life-changing. The role will require high-level decision-making in regards to customer service, staffing, quality programming, and effective outreach, as well as an ability to listen to and understand the needs of community organizations and figure out how the library can best serve them.

In this role you will:

  • Be part of the branch management team, overseeing workflows at the reference desk and computer labs and mentoring and evaluating six team members.
  • Conduct outreach in the community to establish and maintain relevant partnerships through attendance at monthly neighborhood meetings and community events.
  • Establish and maintain working relations with organizations to promote library services,  meaningful resources and learning opportunities that can help them in serving their respective constituents.
  • Represent the Library at outreach events in the community, promoting the wonderful work and services available.
  • Work with the Adult Specialist to support the needs of the community through creative and innovative Library programs.
  • Assist in the daily operations of the branch to include circulation, reader’s advisory, and reference and technology assistance.

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to build relationships at all levels.
  • Able to balance the big picture with the day-to-day needs of the branch.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to work with competing tasks and priorities.
  • Able to become familiar with Zoom and Google Meet platforms and capable of running online programs.
  • Able to learn the Library’s ILS and catalog to assist customers with their needs.
  • Able to speak publicly in order to execute unique and exciting programs and represent the Library to community groups.
  • Enthusiastic about the mission of public libraries and making a difference in our community.
  • Committed to serving St. Louis Public Library’s diverse customer base and developing your own cultural awareness
  • Enthusiastic about helping customers learn and find information.
  • Comfortable talking to and helping a wide variety of people.

You will need to have:

  • An MLS from an ALA-accredited program;  candidates with an MLS in progress will be considered.
  • Strong communication, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong technical skills and an understanding of how technology can be incorporated into learning opportunities.
  • Strong people skills with an interest in helping staff achieve professional success and well being.

You will earn:

  • Competitive salary range starting at $47,040
  • Comprehensive rewards package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick days
  • Pension plan through the Employees Retirement System of the City of St. Louis
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Hours for this position are:

Schedule
Mon 8:45-5:15; Tues 8:45-5:15; Wed 11:45 – 8:15, Thur 11:45 – 8:15, Alternating Fri & Sat 8:45-5:15.   Candidates will also be expected to work one Sunday/month.  Hours are subject to change.

About SLPL: 

St. Louis Public Library is a true urban library, representing the historic center of the St. Louis region: the City of St. Louis. With its roots in the mid-1800s, St. Louis Public Library has a long history of innovation and service, a large and historic collection including rare books and extensive special collections, and a diverse and dedicated staff. Our technology is a major resource throughout the City and beyond, and the Library makes an enormous investment in technology annually to keep them state of the art. We operate 16 locations in a relatively small city of 61 square miles. These range from the magnificent Central Library – one of the world’s great public libraries – to regional and neighborhood libraries that vary in size and design but are centerpieces in their communities. St. Louis was an early, passionate supporter of library services to children, and that remains a core value and mission. Outreach into our varied communities, marketing the Library’s remarkable strengths, and working with civic and cultural partners to benefit St. Louisans are all closely held values and goals at the Library. The institution values its employees and makes a point to encourage and mentor staff to grow.

About Buder Library:

  • Originally built in 1922 at the Susan Buder School on Lansdowne,  Buder Library has moved twice since its original location.
  • 40,000 square feet
  • Offers public services on four levels
  • Collection size is 80,000 (includes children’s and adult materials)
  • 3 meeting rooms (one auditorium, one smaller conference room, and a multipurpose room)

About the neighborhood:

Buder is part of St. Louis Hills, a dynamic and busy neighborhood situated in the southwest area of St. Louis. In 2018, Buder celebrated its 20-year anniversary at Hampton Ave and Sutherland Ave, surrounded by a thriving retail and restaurant scene. The neighborhood has a large number of families with young children, a strong Bosnian community and an increasingly multicultural population.

To apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit slpl.org, click on the Careers link, and submit your application with cover letter and resume.

Posted 9/23/2022

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Technical Services Manager, Trails Regional Library, Warrensburg, MO

September 21, 2022

Job Opening for Technical Services Manager

Full time, exempt, administrative position with a minimum of 40-hours per week, typically 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday.  Salary range $49,753.60 – $73,112.00.  Position requires a degree from an ALA accredited library sciences program and 1-year of cataloging experience. Work schedule is subject to change according to the needs of the library system, including evening hours and Saturdays.  This position will oversee system wide cataloging, acquisitions, and collection development while supervising a staff of three.  Position requires supervisory experience, strong technology skills, and RDA cataloging experience. Familiarity with Missouri Evergreen Consortium and collection development is preferred.

Administrative Offices are located at 432 N. Holden Street, Warrensburg, MO. Send resume and employment application to employment@trailslibrary.org.  Priority given to resumes submitted by October 31, 2022.  View job description and employment application at www.trailslibrary.org/about/jobs   Position open until filled.  Trails Regional Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 9/23/2022

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Access Services Librarian, Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO

OCC Access Services Librarian

Job Summary:

The Access Services Librarian manages and facilitates all aspects of the Seth Wilson Library circulation department. This includes but is not limited to the following: scheduling and overseeing all student employees, training personnel regarding circulation policy and procedure, working with the library director to implement best practices for the circulation department, and overseeing aspects of digitization, acquisitions, and basic reference assistance. Additionally, the Circulation Supervisor promotes a patron-centric model of library services that aims to provide the best resources possible to the Ozark Christian College community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation desk; Course Reserves: Inter-Library Loan departments; and the circulation component of non-print materials (i.e., audio visual materials).
  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the circulation counter and keeps the Library Director informed of any issues.
  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies, and employment.
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates student workers.
  • Assists library patrons; monitors multiple library functions; and may provide combination reference service, instruction, collection department, and digitization duties.
  • Assists with ordering and acquisitions of books, materials, and supplies.
  • Catalogs and creates records, both bibliographic and item, in the library ILS.
  • Processes, or oversees the processing of items added to the collection, including serials.
  • Double-checks and approves timecards for student assistants.
  • Other job duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of library systems and procedures
  • Proficient with computers and electronic access technologies Excellent active listening
  • Positive and optimistic approach to problem solving
  • Ability to multi-task and work through interruption Service-oriented; excellent customer service skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Innovative
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Collaborative team spirit; ability to function as a team member and a team leader

D. Supervision (if applicable):

  • Supervision of 8 to 12 employees.

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate will possess, the above-mentioned knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as these preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Library Science; Masters in Library Science preferred.
  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL (Inter-Library Loan) functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to access services.
  • Prior experience working in a library setting.
  • Prior experience in a supervisory and or training role.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to climb stairs and to reach top and bottom shelves to place library resources is required
  • Occasionally lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds; modification may be available.
  • Visual acuity and accuracy are necessary to manage details and numbers.

To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@occ.edu or visit occ.edu/hr for more information.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER

Ozark Christian College is affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to train men and women for Christian service. The college seeks to educate and hire individuals who share its core values to accomplish its mission. It is the intent of the college to create and promote a diverse workforce consistent with its stated goals and mission.

It is the policy of Ozark Christian College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission and access to educational opportunities, programs, activities, or employment as applicable to ministries in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended and implementing regulations.

Posted 9/20/2022

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Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant or Associate Professor, Lovejoy Library at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL

Posted 9/19/2022

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Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian, University of Missouri Libraries, Columbia, MO

The University of Missouri Libraries seeks a user-focused, forward-looking, collaborative Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian (NTT position) to join our dedicated, energetic team to maintain and improve users’ access to online resources and maximize the value of the resources.  The successful candidate must demonstrate flexibility, open-mindedness, and the ability to adapt to changing and new technologies and services.  Under the direction of the Head of Research & Information Services, the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian will coordinate e-resource access, gather e-resources usage data and troubleshoot patron access problems.  In addition, this librarian will work closely with librarians and staff across departments (including subject librarians, Acquisitions & Technical Service’s staff and other departments).  Supervisor and mentors will provide training in systems (SpringShare, Ebsco Discovery Services, etc.). Entry level librarians are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain seamless access to electronic resource collections by actively managing access points available online through the libraries
    • Manage database listings utilizing LibGuides and in-house content management system
    • Assist in support of third-party services enabling full text linking, such as Full Text Finder
  • Update and customize interfaces for electronic resource access and discovery
    • Serve as the administrator for the libraries’ branded instance of Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) and the public interfaces for other online resources
    • Maintain the EDS knowledgebase
  • Identify methods for maximizing value and awareness of e-resources through marketing, workshops, etc.
  • Gather, organize, and present data to stakeholders for evaluation of electronic resource subscription decisions and local and national reporting requirements (ACRL, ARL)
    • Use tools and systems to gather COUNTER usage reports
  • Perform troubleshooting for access issues, communicate with users and vendors to identify and resolve issues
  • Coordinate product trials, including user access, manage user feedback and provide usage data to appropriate subject specialists
  • Coordinate librarian and staff training on e-resources
  • Provide user-centered reference assistance and support to students, faculty, staff and community patrons
  • May serve one or more academic programs as a subject librarian with responsibilities for outreach, research consultation, instruction and collection development for assigned area(s)
  • Stay current with emerging trends relating to electronic resources’ access and discovery to enhance library services
  • Participate in library and campus committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library and information science (MLS, MLIS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program or its equivalent

The successful candidate will also be evaluated on the following:

  • Strong customer service attitude
  • Positive, proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to plan, implement and assess projects
  • Familiarity with or interest in learning about tools and programs, such as:
  • standard usage metrics (e.g., COUNTER data)
  • library discovery service and full-text link resolver
  • e-resource access troubleshooting
  • SpringShare suite of products
  • Microsoft Excel and Access

Salary

Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. Negotiable from $50,000.

This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist. For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at: http://library.missouri.edu/staff/libguides/Governance%20Document_rev2019.pdf.

Application Materials

Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings with Job ID 43268. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Preference for applications received by September 23, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Individuals interested in this position are welcome to contact the Search Committee Chair, Rhonda Whithaus, with questions or for further information.  Rhonda may be reached at whithausr@missouri.edu or (573) 882-9164.  Potential candidates are also welcome to join an informational webinar with the Chair and members of the Search Committee scheduled for September 8, 2022 at 10:00am (CST) via Zoom (https://umsystem.zoom.us/j/98615606175) .  Attendees will be able to ask questions via chat and will remain anonymous.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou) was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, MU’s 31,000+ students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300-degree programs, including 89 online options, through 12 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that has a school of medicine, veterinary medicine college, and a law school. The MU Office of Extension & Engagement extends the benefits of MU research to Missouri’s citizens in all 114 counties in Missouri.

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, MU is the only public institution in Missouri to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The University of Missouri Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Center for Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

For more information on the University of Missouri and the Columbia area, please visit the following:

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer

Posted 9/19/2022

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Full-time Youth Services Librarian, Green Forest Public Library, Green Forest, AR

Green Forest Library is hiring a full-time Youth Librarian. This person will:

  • Serve the patrons at the library, especially children, in help find books and resources
  • Assist with weekly storytime; read stories, sing songs, and be silly
  • Plan and implement programs in for children of all ages
  • Help the director in collection development for youth services
  • Assist in promoting the library services and programs
  • Perform general library work as needed

Benefits: Paid Holidays, paid Health and Dental Insurance for the employee, paid vacation. Starting pay is $13/hr.

Preferred requirements: Spanish/English bilingual, Associate’s degree in a child-related field, or equivalent work experience, outgoing and fun personality to attract youth to the library, some Saturdays required.

To apply: Send a Cover Letter, Resume, and references to Tiffany Newton at tnewton@greenforestlibrary.org

Posted 9/13/2022

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Reference Associate, The Library Center — Springfield-Greene County Library District, Springfield, MO

JOB OPPORTUNITY

POSITION:                Reference Associate
LOCATION:               The Library Center – 4653 S Campbell Avenue – Springfield, MO
DUTIES:                    See attached job description for essential duties and qualifications
RATE OF PAY:           $14.25 per hour
APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Until Filled

This is a part time position, approximately 24 hours per week. Candidates must be available to work budgeted hours during open hours of the library is open: Current hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30am – 9:00pm, Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:00pm, and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm. As a condition of employment, work schedules may change as necessary to best provide user services and to meet the Library’s responsibility to the citizens of Greene County.

This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field.  To be considered for this position TRANSCRIPTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR APPLICATION. All candidates for employment must be at least 16 years old.

Proof of United States Citizenship/Authorization to Work in the United States as established by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986 is a condition of employment

Applications may be found online at http://thelibrary.org/libjob/libjobs.cfm then follow the link provided for this Job Posting

Complete application and submit transcript (download under the RESUME tab) through our online application process. Direct questions through e-mail to humanresources@thelibrary.org or call 417-616-0589 Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to testing or appointment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Current library employees desiring consideration must:

  • have received a satisfactory performance rating on their last performance evaluation
  • currently be performing their duties at a satisfactory level
  • Log in to Genesis – Select My Career > Search for Jobs > select position, view details of position, then APPLY FOR THIS JOB , a text box opens allowing you to compose a cover letter or add comments, click APPLY FOR THIS JOB again
  • Use the pop up box labeled “COMMENTS ENTERED BY APPLICANT” to post a letter of interest
  • If a transcript is required, please make certain these are on file.

Job Description

Position:                 Reference Associate
Classification:        Part Time
Salary Track:          Library Specialist I
FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Greets patrons and provides proactive assistance at the public service desk/phone
  • Provides reader advisory service with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Helps patrons navigate the library catalog and databases

Helps patrons with general reference and tech assistance

  • Routinely re-shelves reference materials
  • Processes materials, handles holds
  • May contribute to the Library District’s reference services by posting articles to the Library’s blog
  • May assist in the upkeep of social media or other services
  • Performs public speaking, programming, tours with the guidance of Reference Librarians
  • Provides handoff to various other specialist when appropriate
  • Assists in maintaining and merchandising the branch collection
  • Promotes library services, programs & offerings
  • Acts as PIC (Person In Charge) -will be the acting building manager as assigned handling safety and security matters as they arise
  • Serves as Passport Acceptance Agent when certified, in branches where service is offered
  • Interprets and implements the Library’s General Conduct Policy
  • Timeliness: The employee must be punctual and timely in arriving to work and completing tasks. The employee must also be capable of working all of the hours in their assigned shift.
  • Ability to work with others and the general public: It is essential that individual who works in this position have the ability to work and interact in a cooperative, pleasant, and constructive manner with others.
  • This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; employee may be required to perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Skills/Job Knowledge

Excellent communication skills both oral and written

  • Working knowledge of ready reference tools
  • Computer and keyboard skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature
  • Ability to follow extremely detailed instructions and complete tasks accurately

Education/Experience

  • Position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field
  • One-year public service experience preferred
  • Public library experience preferred

Contact

  • Daily in-person and telephone contact with the public
  • Works closely with other library personnel
  • Contact with all system departments and branches

Supervision

  • Supervised by Reference Department Manager

Physical Demands

  • Routinely bends, squats, kneels and reaches from floor level to 6 feet in height
  • Displays good coordination and mobility
  • Routinely lifts library materials weighing up to 20 lbs.

Working Environment

  • Primarily in-doors with heating and cooling regulated in a general library environment

Miscellaneous Requirements

  • Must pass a security background check

The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:

 Synergy – To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually
Empowerment – To give someone the means or ability to do something
Respect – To treat all people with dignity
Inclusion – To invite and welcome
Innovation – To start or provide something new
Confidence – To be certain of trustworthiness
Excellence – To be the best in everything we do

I have read the foregoing job description in its entirety and understand its contents.
I have the required credentials and experience stated herein.
I can perform the essential functions outlined with or without accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Name:                                                                                                                                                           
Signed:                                                                                                 Date:                                              
Accommodation Requested:                                                                                                                   

Posted 9/12/2022

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Instructional Librarian, Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO

Job Title: Instructional Librarian Date: 4/27/2022
Reports To:  Director, Smiley Library FLSA Classification:   /

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Central Methodist University is a four-year, private, liberal arts university, located in Fayette, MO (30 minutes outside of Columbia). Smiley Library is hiring an Instructional Services Librarian, who will be responsible for developing strategies to integrate information literacy into the curriculum, by applying learning theories and instructional technologies effectively into the teaching and learning process. In conjunction with the Director, this position will also be responsible for aligning instruction with curricular needs, assessing the impact on student learning, and ensuring that the library print and electronic resources support these efforts.

Energetic, innovative, adaptable, and learner-centered professionals are encouraged to apply for this full-time, 12-month staff with faculty rank position.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Instructional Services Librarian will be responsible for classroom instruction in information fluency, teaching bibliographic research techniques at the basic and advanced level, creating online tutorials and other aids for distance learners, and staying abreast of the professional literature and trends in this area.

The position will help establish and maintain a greater online presence to assist the increasing information needs of the growing distance student population.   The position will also be responsible for assisting with events and programming within the library for students, faculty, and staff designed to engage these populations with the library’s mission. Duties will also include general reference work, campus committee assignments, and other tasks as assigned.

MANAGERIAL/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

n/a

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS:

An MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with students and faculty in a productive manner, is required.  Experience with teaching, marketing, educational technology, and electronic resources is preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must have the ability to speak in a clear and loud voice.   Must have the ability to operate a personal computer and keyboard, printers, telephone, facsimile, typewriter, and other office equipment.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

The ability to work effectively with books, software, and a variety of media formats is necessary.  Knowledge and fluency in web 2.0 and social networking tools is preferred.

OTHER INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTES:

This position may require some work in evenings, on weekends, and/or travel.

Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, and unofficial transcript of graduate coursework.  Applications and instructions are located on the university website at www.centralmethodist.edu

CMU Employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole.  They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented.  Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of CMU.   Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted 9/8/2022

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